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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

1705-1712

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 mixed edition collection in their original bindings, 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 considered 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. A mixed edition set with: Volume I, Part 1 published in 1705 Volume I, Part 2 published in 1705 Volume II, Part 1 published in 1712 Volume II, Part 2 published in 1706 Volume III, Part 1 published in 1706 Volume III, Part 2 published in 1706 Volumes I, Part 1 and 2, Volume II part 2, and volume III part 1 and 2 are first octavo editions, with volume II part 1 being a later edition, Featuring a bookplate of a 'Richard Lister Venables' to the front pastedown of all volumes, except volume III part 2, which features a bookplate of a 'Charles Cornewall'.

CONDITION

In a uniform full speckled calf binding with embossed design to boards. Volume I part 1, volume II part 1 and volume III part 2 rebacked with original boards preserved, numbered incorrectly to spines. Externally, slight shelfwear to extremities. Very slight handling marks to boards. Slight rubbing to spines. Lacking section of spine labels to volume II part 1. Small split to tail of volume I part 1 and 2. Loss to head of spine, volume I part 2, volume II part 2 and volume III part 1. Repair to hinges, volume I part 1, volume II part 1 and volume III part 2. Hinges split and tender volume I part 2, volume II part 2 and volume III part 1. Prior owner's bookplate tipped to pastedown, all volumes. Prior owner's ink inscription to front pastedown, volume I part 1, dated '1863'. Internally firmly bound, strained in places. Pages bright and very clean throughout. Faint tidemark to front pastedown, volume I part 1. Slight worming to lower fore edge of the last few pages of volume I part 1, not affecting text. Slight worming to head of gutter to first few pages volume I part 2, not affecting text. Slight offsetting to endpapers.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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