The Mad Librarian - We sell both scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects. We offer a full money back guarantee and post out the next working day. All books are very carefully packed. Home of the Mad Librarian
Rooke Books - Scarce and decorative antiquarian books and first editions on all subjects | Rare Books
0 items
£0.00
View
Price: £695.00

  

A New and Authentic History of England from the Remotest Period of Intelligence to the Close of the Year 1767:

Containing a Particular and Circumstantial Account of Every Interesting Occurrence, and Memorable Character Relative to the Annals of Great Britain, both at Home and Abroad

By the Hon. Hugh Clarendon, of Windsor, Esq

1770 - London - J. Cooke

10" by 8"; (vi) 593pp., 572pp.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 


 

DETAILS

A set of Hugh Clarendon's History of England.

The works presents a sweeping view of British history, "Particularly, Its Origin; the Progress of its Empire; Laws; civil and religious Establishments; its various Operations naval and military; Anecdotes of the Transactions of the most celebrated Personages who have distinguished themselves in a political, ecclesiastical, or military Capacity: Interspersed with such Remarks as may be found necessary to elucidate any obscure Point, solve any Difficulty, and set any contested Circumstance in the clearest Light."

With a subscriber's list to the front of the first volume.

With the bookplate of the Wesleyan Theological Institution, stamp of Richmond College Library and the bookseller label of A. Copland to the front pastedown of each volume.

Although the volumes themselves are undated, Copac confirms their publication date to be 1770. 

First edition thus.

Collated complete, with 72 beautifully engraved plates and a folding map of the British Isles.

Complete in two volumes.

CONDITION

Uniformly bound in contemporary half calf with marbled boards. Externally, worn with some loss to extremities, backstrip and rear board of volume II. Boards held by cords only. Internally, firmly bound. Pages very bright and clean throughout with only occasional marks and spots. Plates in uniformly excellent condition with just one large mark to the gutter of the portrait of King George II.

Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD INDEED interior, would benefit from a sympathetic rebinding.


ADD TO BASKET

Price: £695.00


What Our Customers Say...

Faye, Canada

What a blazing fast delivery ! Must be the heat .... Thanks very much - the books did not disappoint. As described, well packed, well priced, and delivered speedily (and without tripping a tax invoice from Canada Revenue Agency, which is a bonus). I could not have hoped for more.

Sarah, USA

The following inquiry was provided by this customer: Good evening.  I just wanted to let you know that the book arrived and that it is lovely.  Thank you for the very accurate item description and quick shipment.

Copyright © 2009 Rooke Books
Bespoke Software Development BathBespoke Software Development Bath

Telephone

+44 (0)1225 448831

Email

sales@rookebooks.com

What Our Customers Say...

I received my book and just wanted to say that it arrived perfectly and in terrific shape. Thanks for sending!

Garrett, USA

So surprised to find that my book is already in Shanghai, the shipment is so fast. I write to thank you for the great classic books and safe experience you have offered.

Lou, China

Many thanks for your courtesy and care!  

David, USA

 I just received the book tonight. It is beautiful, thank you!

Melinda, The Netherlands

Folklore and Folktales

With the establishment of the printed book as a technology, there...

The Errington Divorce Case

We always enjoy showcasing our interesting and obscure works....

The Literary City of Bath

Few cities in the world are lucky enough to have the same literary...

Charlotte Brontë

 Saturday the 21st April marks 202 years since the birth...

Edmond Rostand

  The 1st of April is more commonly associated with...

Bath Book Fair

  Next Saturday, 7th April, is the P.B.F.A...

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson

The Illustrations of Hugh Thomson  This month we are focusing...

Books for Spring

  As the days get longer and we get closer to spring, we've...

W H Auden

  The 21st February marks 111 years since the birth of...

Asprey, Zaehnsdorf and the Romanovs

     The fall of Imperial Russia and the...

Sangorski & Sutcliffe

They say 'Never Judge a Book by its Cover', but this month we're...

Foredge Friday

 If you follow our social media feeds then you will know...

Ronald Searle

This week we are focusing upon the British artist and satirical...

Festive Works...

 With Christmas fast approaching, we have had a look at...

Book of the Week: 'The Bookseller of Kabul'

 We add many new listings to our website on a weekly basis....

Cooking and Baking

 With the ‘Great British Bake Off’ entering...

New in November...

We are constantly adding new works to our collection, and have...

Author Feature: Angela Carter

 This week we shall be focusing on a specific author. Known...

Bath Book Fair

 Next Saturday, 21st October, is the P.B.F.A Bath...

The Occult and Occultism

This week we are going to take a look at some of our works from...

Alfred Tennyson

 Today marks the 125th anniversary of Alfred Tennyson’s...

New in October...

Here are just a few examples of the many new books that have...

Banned Books Week

  The 24th-30th September marks 'Banned Books Week'....

Arthur Rackham

 The 19th September marks the 150th birthday of celebrated...

D H Lawrence

 The 11th September marks the birth of David Herbert Lawrence....

The Great Fire of London

 Tuesday 5th September marked the anniversary of the...

The History of Magic

Yesterday marked #19yearslater. For the muggles among us, the...

Recently added to our library...

          1970 The Journals...

Crime Fiction and Agatha Christie

 Agatha Christie is the best-selling female novelist of...

Educational Children's Books

 With the advancement of printing technology and the production...

Typography, Baskerville and the Oscars

 This post shall begin with a tenuous link to a seemingly...

The World's Fair and Great Exhibition

 In 1851 London hosted an international exhibition in Hyde...

William Shakespeare

William Shakespeare is a man who generally needs no introduction....

Winnie-The-Pooh Day and A A Milne

 Last week, the 18th January marked National 'Winnie -the-Pooh...

Blue Monday

Feeling a little downcast today? You’re not the only one....

Cosy Tales

 Given this chilly December air we have decided to discuss...

Science Fiction

 Last week the world saw the ‘supermoon’. The...

When is a book not a book?

 When is a book not a book? When it's a... No, this isn't...

Printing In A Time Of Revolution

Here at Rooke Books we have a large collection of interesting...

The Lesser Known Works of David Garrick

 David Garrick is known for his incredible influence on...

The Nonesuch Press

 'Don't judge a book by its cover' is an English idiom of...

Watermarks and Spurious Editions

 Paper. It’s been around since the 2nd Century AD,...

The Library of Hugh Selbourne

 Over the next few weeks our website will be seeing the...

Roald Dahl First Editions

Many of us have fond memories of the children’s books of...

The Darwin Legacy

 Charles Darwin is a figure who needs no introduction, but...

Elizabeth Greenly's Signed Letters of Horace Walpole

 As mentioned in our previous post, we have recently acquired...

The Regency Library of Elizabeth Greenly

 We have recently acquired several lots from the sale of...