The Chronicles of John Cannon - Excise Officer and Writing Master Part 2, 1734-1743 (Somerset), edited by John Money.

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The Chronicles of John Cannon - Excise Officer and Writing Master Part 2, 1734-1743 (Somerset), edited by John Money.
The Chronicles of John Cannon - Excise Officer and Writing Master Part 2, 1734-1743 (Somerset), edited by John Money.

Published for The British Academy by Oxford University Press in 2010. Hardback with Dust Jacket (S8295RWSO)

From the front inside fly leaf: John Cannon, known to some as 'the poor man's Pepys', was the self-taught son of a Somerset farmer. Though some episodes in Cannon's life have been partially drawn upon in other studies, this edition is the first full-scale study enabling Cannon and his world to be understood in their entirety.

The manuscript he wrote over a period of nearly 60 years offers a remarkably candid autobiography, crowded with people of all ranks in hundreds of different places, roles and occupations. His Chronicles also record virtually all aspects of change, at a social level seldom so continuously documented in any period, as they were experienced and observed in significant regions of the coun­try, during a crucial span of British history. Part 2 covers the time Cannon spent as a schoolmaster in Glastonbury.


The condition of the book is generally excellent. The dust jacket has one or two very minor scuffs but is clean and bright, the spine is tight and intact, and all pages are clean, intact, unblemished and tightly bound.
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