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The History Of The Rebellion and Civil Wars In England, Begun in the Year 1641.

By Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon

1707

Printed at the Theatre : Oxford

8" by 5"

xxv, 1-288pp; 289-720pp; [7pp] 1-466pp; 467-753pp; [14pp] 1-364pp; 365pp-773pp [plus index]

 

 

 

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A leather bound second octavo edition of the most influential contemporary history of the Civil War, 'The History Of The Rebellion and Civil Wars In England' by Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon.

Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon was a notable English historian and statesman, and grandfather of two English monarchs, Mary II and Queen Anne. He is best known for this work, his 'History of the Rebellion' first published between the years 1702–1704, but written between the years 1646 and 1648 (recording events up until March 1644). This text is often indebted as being the first full-scale, detailed history of the Civil War, and is also important due to the role Clarendon himself played in the events detailed in the work. Moreover, Clarendon's involvement in the action invariably influenced his account, with the work being written from a royalist perspective, hence advancing Clarendon's own viewpoint and politics. Indeed, the work was even involved in the publishing war between supporters of the rival Roundheads and Cavaliers. Complete in three volumes, bound in six. Featuring a portrait frontispiece of Edward, Earl of Clarendon to each volume.

CONDITION

In a uniform full speckled calf binding with embossed design to boards. Externally, slight shelfwear to extremities. Very slight handling marks to boards. Slight rubbing to spines. Lacking spine labels to volume I part 1 and part 2, and volume III part 1. New spine labels tipped to volume II part 1 and 2, and volume III part 2. Small split to tail of volume I part 1 and 2. Loss to head of spine, volume I part 2 and volume III part 2. Small crack to the tail of joint to volume III part I resulting in the hinge being slightly strained but firm. Internally firmly bound, strained in places. Pages bright and very clean throughout. Prior owners ink inscription to title page, volume I part 1 and volume III part 1. Slight worming to head of gutter to first few pages volume I part 2, not affecting text. Contemporary prior owner's ink inscription to very occasional page. Ink mark to lower extremity of page 31, volume III, part 1. Creasing to upper extremity of first few pages, volume III, part 1.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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