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The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641. With the precedent passages, and actions, that contributed therunto, and the happy end, and conclusion thereof by the King's blessed restoration, and return upon the 29th of May, in the year 1660.

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of.

Published by Pr. at the Theater (by Ro. Mander & Guil. Delaune) 1702?04, Oxford, 1702
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First edition of this crucial account of the tumultuous 1640s and 50s in England, written by an author whom Allibone lauds as "one of the most illustrious characters of English history"; Allibone also quotes the Edinburgh Review's description of the present work as "one of the noblest historical works of the English nation." Each volume commences with a copper-engraved frontispiece and title-page vignette, the former done by Robert White after a painting by Lely, the latter signed M[ichael] Burg[hers]. Burghers also engraved a substantial number of head- and tailpieces for the work, as well as decorative capitals. Folio (39.7 cm, 15.75). 3 vols. I: Frontis., [4], xxiii, [1], 557, [1] pp. II: Frontis., [14], 581, [1] pp. III: Frontis., [22], 603, [23] pp. (half-titles lacking). ESTC N9847, N9850, T147811; Brunet, I, 81; Allibone 385. Contemporary speckled calf panelled in blind with plain calf, decorated with blind-tooled corner fleurons, spines with gilt-stamped leather title-labels; edges and extremities rubbed, joints cracked or starting, some acid-pitting to speckled portions, spines each with small paper shelving label. Each front pastedown with institutional bookplate over private collector's bookplate, and with early inked gift inscription. Title-pages with small institutional rubber-stamp in lower margin; half-titles lacking. Pages generally clean; occasional minor spotting mostly confined to margins. One instance of early inked marginalia. Bookseller Inventory # 24574

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Title: The history of the rebellion and civil wars ...

Publisher: Pr. at the Theater (by Ro. Mander & Guil. Delaune) 1702?04, Oxford

Publication Date: 1702

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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