Cole, John (Compiler). Herveiana; or Graphic and Literary Sketches, Illustrative of the Life and Writings of Rev. James Hervey WITH Herveiana, Part the Second; Forming a Guide to the Scenes Connected with the Rev. James Hervey. Scarborough: John Cole, 1822. First Edition. 12mo. Original Boards. Good. Two volumes – First volume – Herveiana, 1822, vi, , 4-126pp, 10pp, frontispiece and three plates and Second volume – Herveiana, part the second, 1823, , 4pp, , 144pp, , 6-72pp, , frontispiece and two plates.
Original printed boards, both volumes rebacked, second volume with majority of original spine relaid. Rubbed, corners lightly bumped, second volume with bump to foot of spine and minor splitting to spine. Internally some light browning, signatures K-N and R in the second volume are browned, but generally fairly bright and clean. Also included is another (variant) copy of the second part in plain paper wrappers, slightly taller and without the illustrations, with a previous owner’s name to head of title, (8pp, 67pp, ).
There was a third volume issued in 1826.
John Cole (1792-1848), bookseller and antiquary, “Cole’s most successful publishing activity was in Scarborough. He published over 100 small books on topographical and antiquarian subjects, especially on Northamptonshire and the area surrounding Scarborough. Most of the books were slender, in limited editions of between twenty-five and sixty copies … and in June 1833 organized a commemoration in honour of the Revd James Hervey at Weston Favell, at which he lectured” (ODNB).
Hervey (1714-1758) was an evangelical preacher, who was “one of the most widely read writers of the evangelical revival” (ODNB)