Archaeologia Aeliana: or, Miscellaneous Tracts, relating to Antiquity. Published by the Society of Antiquaries, of Newcastle upon Tyne. [Bound up by Rev. Joseph Cook of Newton Hall, with six significant manuscript and printed items.]

Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne [Rev. Joseph Cook (1759-1844) of Newton Hall, Northumberland, Vicar of Chatton and Shilbottle; James Losh (1753-1833)]
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All volumes printed in Newcastle-upon-Tyne. Volumes I and II: 1832. Printed by Sarah Hodgson, Union-Street. Volume III, parts I and II: 1840. T. and J. Hodgson, Union Street. Volume IV, part II: 1842. Printed by G. Bouchier Richardson.
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A total of six parts: Vols I and II complete in leather bindings; the rest (vol. III, pts I & II, and vol. IV, pt II, only) in original grey wraps with white paper printed labels. From the collection of the Rev. Joseph S. Cook, and with his bookplate by Bewick's studio (featuring his coat of arms, an illustration of Newton Hall, and a facsimile of his signature) in the first two volumes, and his ownership inscription to the two parts of vol. III. (Cook contributes a paper to the first volume.) Internally all parts are sound and tight, on lightly-aged paper. The leather bindings to the first two volumes, once fine with blind stamping and spines in compartments, are heavily worn, with loss at the head of the second volume. The covers of the wraps of vol. IV, pt II, are loose, and those of vol. III, pt I are worn at the spine. Finely printed, with numerous illustrations in text, and numerous plates, many of them fold-outs. Bound in at the end of the first two volumes are the following six items. At end of vol. I: ONE (printed): 'A Catalogue of the Printed Books, Engravings, and Drawings, in the Library of the Antiquarian Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, prepared by John Adamson, Secretary. 1816.' 4to, 29 pp. Including two supplements, the second of 1822. TWO (printed): 'List of the Antiquarian Society, of Newcastle upon Tyne'. Slug (p.6): 'Printed by S. Hodgon, [sic] | Union-street, Newcastle.' 4to, [6] pp. THREE: Manuscript notes by Cook (4to, 12 pp) concerning his dealings with the Society. The first page, headed 'Scripta Manent', begins 'Soon after the formation by the Antiquarian Society of Newcastle upon Tyne, not only unsolicited, but without my knowledge, I was proposed as a member of the body by my friend James Losh Esq of Jesmond Grove and was unanimously elected, and in the month of May following, I received the Diploma of my Election, signed by Sir J. Edward Swinburne Bart. President and counter-signed by the Revd. J. Hodgson one of the Secretaries'. Last entry, dated 'J. Cook Newton Hall. A.D. 1822' concerns his re-election, as 'the Cause of my Resignation in 1815 as a Member was now done away, by the Death of John Wilson of Morpeth'. At end of vol. II: FOUR: Printed form, completed in manuscript and signed by John Adamson (one of the Society's two secretaries), dated 4 January 1828, thanking Cook for 'The Model of the stone coffin found in Chatton Church yard & the account thereof'. FIVE (printed): 'Anniversary Meeting of the Society of Antiquaries of Newcastle upon Tyne.' Slug (p.2): 'NEWCASTLE: PRINTED BY T. AND J. HODGSON'. January, 1829. 4to, 2 pp. In very small type. SIX: Autograph Letter Signed to Cook by John Hodgson (the other of the Society's two secretaries). Dated 'Whelpington 27th. May 1830'. 4to, 1 p. Twenty-five lines. Clear and complete. Regarding the safe receipt and proposed publication of a paper concerning 'the accounts of the death of Lord Francis Russell in a border affray in the time of Queen Elizabeth', and Hodgson's 'Memoir on Dawes'.