London; 1887-1891: Walter Scott. Small Quarto. Item #027484
In five volumes (with index in volume V). Very nicely illustrated. The Monthly Chronicle was commenced in 1887 with the object and preserving the great wealth of history and tradition, legend and story, poetry and song, dialect and folk-lore which abounds in the ancient kingdom of Northumbria. Illustrated with over 1,500 engravings. From the distant Arthurian legend, and the punishment of Scold's Bridgle and Drunkard's Cloak of ancient Newcastle [October 1885) to the origin of The Twelve Days of Christmas by John Stokoe (1888), pp. 41-41 it covers many areas of both ancient, medival and late 19th century Newcastle. It certainly has the most complete history of the neglected region on everything in the "North County". It includes articles on the early booksellers on the Tyne in Volume I, the Northumbrian Highwaymen, the Durham Castle and Cathedral and the Keelmen's Strike of 1822. Spine ends of some bindings chipped, one volume with front inner hinge just starting, previous owner's name and inscription, wear to corners, a few minor repairs to upper joints.internally clean. The complete set in good condition.