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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, begun in the year 1641.


  • Author:
    Clarendon, Edward Hyde Earl of
  • Publisher:
    Printed at the Theater, Oxford, 1732
  • Catalog ID:
    1307261
  • Our ref:
    1307261

With the precedent Passages and Actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy End, and conclusion thereof by the King's blessed Restoration, and Return upon 29th of May, in the Year 1660. Three volumes in one. First illustrated edition. Folio. (approx 41 x 25cms). pp. viii, 737, [17], Index. Three volumes as one. Attractively bound in contemporary mottled calf, gilt decoration to spine with morocco title label. Illustrated with copper engravings. Frontispiece of author and full-page of King Charles I; 24 full-page illustrations mainly portraits (often four per page); 3 maps (by H. Moll) and a fold-out plan of the Battle of Naseby. Decorated titles at start of each book. Separate title pages for each volume though the pagination is continuous. Clarendon served as Lord Chancellor and was a Privy Counsellor to both Charles I and to Charles II. This is still regarded as a classic work and is noted for its contribution to the art of biography. Book in very good condition. Joints splitting, head and foot of spine a little worn. Some marking to boards. Text block very sound. A little offsetting from some of the plates. Armorial bookplates of Richard Law and Chapman-Puchas to front end papers, ownership signature to recto of frontispiece. A very large and heavy book but no additional shipping costs to UK post codes. If buying from overseas please ask for a shipping quote.
  • Our price: £650.00

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