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The Book of Days (2-volume set)

Popularly known as “Chambers’ Book of Days,” this premier reference work is an essential research tool for anyone interested in the development of special days as observed throughout European culture. This handsomely illustrated set boasts over 500 intricately etched illustrations that graced the original publication. Arranged chronologically, Chambers gives a full account of the events and traditions, including the holidays and saints’ commemorations, associated with each day of the year, insofar as they were known in his own day. Hard-bound for continuous usage, this full-sized reproduction reduces the need for squinting at pages that have been reduced to fit into a smaller format.

Popularly known as “Chambers’ Book of Days,” this premier reference work is an essential research tool for anyone interested in the development of special days as observed throughout European culture. This handsomely illustrated set boasts the over 500 intricately etched illustrations that graced the original publication. Arranged chronologically, Chambers gives a full account of the events and traditions, including the holidays and saints’ commemorations, associated with each day of the year, insofar as they were known in his own day. A useful starting place for anyone curious as to why certain days are associated with special people or events, The Book of Days retains a charm as well as a usefulness even after the several years since its original publication. Increasingly difficult to locate, this reprint is based on the 1869 edition. Hard-bound for continuous usage, this full-sized reproduction reduces the need for squinting at pages that have been reduced to fit into a smaller format. The lasting value of this perennially practical and enduringly cited work has assured it of a place of honor among antiquarians and interested readers alike.

Robert Chambers (1802-1871), along with his brother William, started a publishing business in Edinburgh which came to be known as W. & R. Chambers. With this vehicle, Robert became a noted author of several multi-volume reference works. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, although his support of several progressive ideals during his day prevented him from being elected Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

Popularly known as “Chambers’ Book of Days,” this premier reference work is an essential research tool for anyone interested in the development of special days as observed throughout European culture. This handsomely illustrated set boasts the over 500 intricately etched illustrations that graced the original publication. Arranged chronologically, Chambers gives a full account of the events and traditions, including the holidays and saints’ commemorations, associated with each day of the year, insofar as they were known in his own day. A useful starting place for anyone curious as to why certain days are associated with special people or events, The Book of Days retains a charm as well as a usefulness even after the several years since its original publication. Increasingly difficult to locate, this reprint is based on the 1869 edition. Hard-bound for continuous usage, this full-sized reproduction reduces the need for squinting at pages that have been reduced to fit into a smaller format. The lasting value of this perennially practical and enduringly cited work has assured it of a place of honor among antiquarians and interested readers alike.

Robert Chambers (1802-1871), along with his brother William, started a publishing business in Edinburgh which came to be known as W. & R. Chambers. With this vehicle, Robert became a noted author of several multi-volume reference works. He was elected a member of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, although his support of several progressive ideals during his day prevented him from being elected Lord Provost of Edinburgh.

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The Book of Days (1 of 2 volumes)
Popularly known as “Chambers’ Book of Days,” this premier reference work is an essential research tool for anyone interested in the development of special days as observed throughout European culture. This handsomely illustrated set boasts over 500 intricately etched illustrations that graced the original publication. Arranged chronologically, Chambers gives a full account of the events and traditions, including the holidays and saints’ commemorations, associated with each day of the year, insofar as they were known in his own day. Hard-bound for continuous usage, this full-sized reproduction reduces the need for squinting at pages that have been reduced to fit into a smaller format.
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-794-0
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$288.00
Your price: $201.60
The Book of Days (2 of 2 volumes)
Popularly known as “Chambers’ Book of Days,” this premier reference work is an essential research tool for anyone interested in the development of special days as observed throughout European culture. This handsomely illustrated set boasts over 500 intricately etched illustrations that graced the original publication. Arranged chronologically, Chambers gives a full account of the events and traditions, including the holidays and saints’ commemorations, associated with each day of the year, insofar as they were known in his own day. Hard-bound for continuous usage, this full-sized reproduction reduces the need for squinting at pages that have been reduced to fit into a smaller format.
Availability: In stock
SKU (ISBN): 978-1-59333-795-7
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$289.00
Your price: $202.30