Wale. “Edward, Prince of Wales eldest Son of Edward 3, Commonly called The Black Prince. He was Born June 15, 1330, was the first in England that bore the Title of Duke. He brought the King of France Prisoner into England Sep 19, 1356 & Died of Consumption at Windsor, June 8, 1376.” From Barnard’s New Complete and Authentic History of England. London: Edward Barnard, 1781-83. Engraving. On sheet 14 1/2 x 9. A few light stains, but overall very good condition.
From a series of historical prints from Edward Barnard’s History of England. This delightful history was described on one of the prints as “A Work Universally Acknowledged to be the Best Performance of the Kind,-on account of It’s Impartiality, Accuracy, New Improvements, Superior Elegance, &c.” It was issued at the end of the eighteenth century in response to the growing demand for works on all subjects by a newly educated reading public in England.