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Feasts and Fasts.

NEALE (Edward Vansittart).

NEALE (Edward Vansittart).

Feasts and Fasts: An Essay on the Rise, Progress, and Present State of the Laws Relating to Sundays and other Holidays, and Days of Fasting; with Notices of the Origin of those Days, and of the Sittings and Vacations of the Courts.

First Edition. 8vo. [179 x 108 x 32 mm]. xxi, [i ], 436 pp. Bound in the original blue cloth, the covers blocked in blind and the spine lettered in gilt, untrimmed edges.
London: John Murray, 1845.

A fine copy.

An account of the development of the laws relating to sabbath observance and religious festivals.

Edward Vansittart Neale (1810-1892), Christian Socialist and Co-operative Movement activist, was called to the Bar in 1837. He married Francis Sarah, widow of the Hon. John Scott, eldest son of John Scott, first Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), Lord Chancellor between 1801 and 1827. This copy is inscribed on the title-page "With the author's affectionate regards" and has the bookplate and ownership inscription of Lord Eldon, grandson of the first Lord Eldon, dated 25th April 1845.

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