Leicester in the Olden Times

KELLY, William (Editor). Leicester in the Olden Times: Notices Illustrative of the Drama and Other Amusements at Leicester. London: John Russell Smith, 1865.

Hardback. Condition: Good, dedicated and signed by the editor, William Kelly – ‘John Hervey Esq. with the kind regards of the editor William Kelly, January 1st 1870’. Lovely debossed border ornamentation in leather boards with exquisite and vivid endpapers. Light scuffs on raised bands and seems, otherwise a very good copy of this rare, signed book. One of only twenty-five copies printed.



In stock


Leicester in the Olden Times: Notices Illustrative of the Drama and Other Amusements at Leicester 

Accounts of cultural events, dramatic productions and other ‘amusements’ in Leicester during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries in Leicester. Extracted from the chamberlains’ accounts and other manuscripts of the Borough of Leicester.

Please contact us if you would like more details or to see more images of Leicester in the Olden Times.

About William Kelly

William Kelly (May 1821 – 27 March 1906) was a biblical scholar and prominent Irish member of the Plymouth Brethren, amongst whom he was a prolific writer.

Additional information


William Kelly


John Russell Smith