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Remarques Historiques et Critiques sur l'Histoire d'Angleterre de Mr. de Rapin Thoyras par Mr. N. Tindal et Abrege Historique de Recueil des Actes Publics d'Angleterre de Thomas Rymer; par Mr. de Rapin Thoyras ; avec les notes de Mr. Etienne Whatley

By Mr. de Rapin Thoyras, Mr. N. Tindall and Thomas Rymer; notes by Mr. Etienne Whatley

1733 - La Haye - P. Gosse and J. Neaulme

10" by 8", 380, 325; 383, 348pp  

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

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A very scarce early edition of Historical and Critical Remarks on the History of England of Mr. Rapin Thoyras by Mr. N. Tindal and Abrege Historical Collection of Public Acts of England Thomas Rymer, for Mr. Rapin Thoyras, with notes by Mr. Stephen Whatley.

First edition.

In two volumes complete.

In French.

To each the first volume Historical and Critical Remarks on the History of England is in two parts and to second volume Abrege Historical Collection of Public Acts of England in two parts.

Paul de Rapin (1661 - 1725), sieur of Thoyras (and therefore styled Thoyras de Rapin), was a French historian writing under English patronage. His great work was L'Histoire d'Angleterre.

He accompanied William III to England in 1688, and during the Williamite war in Ireland he took part in the Siege of Carrickfergus  and the Battle of the Boyne, and was wounded at the Siege of Limerick (1690). Soon afterwards he was promoted to captain; but in 1693 he resigned in order to become tutor to the Earl of Portland's son. After travelling with the boy, he settled with his family in Holland, first at the Hague, then, to save money, at Wesel, in 1707.

Reverend Nicolas Tindal (1687 - 1774) was the translator and continuer of the History of England by Paul de Rapin. He added large numbers of informative notes throughout the volumes, which were illustrated with engravings, maps and genealogical tables of great quality. Very few comprehensive histories existed at the time and Tindal wrote a three-volume 'Continuation', a history of the Kingdom from the reigns of James II to George II.

CONDITION

In contemporary speckled calf. Externally, sound but with some wear to extremities and slight loss to leather to front board to one volume with slight rubbing and occasional marks. One spine label missing and slight loss to another.Two joints starting, one cracked, one held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound but with front endpapers starting due to joint. Bright and generally clean but with occasional slight foxing, handling marks and offsetting.

Overall: GOOD


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