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The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Together With an Historical View of the Affairs of Ireland

By Edward Earl of Clarendon

1849

University Press : Oxford

9.5" by 6"

xlviii, 646pp; 604pp; 556pp; 562pp; 435pp; 600pp; 396pp

 

 

 

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A seven volume set of Edward Hyde's monumental first hand account of the English Civil War.

Complete in seven volumes. 'The History of the Rebellion' is Edward Hyde's account of the English Civil War, being his first hand account of the war proceedings. The work has undertones of Hyde's own views of the Royalist strategies used in the war, despite being a Royalist himself. Hyde was severe in his judgments of the Royalist commanders as well as the Parliament commanders, being horrified by the execution of Charles I. As Charles II was attempting to regain the throne, Hyde joined him, and he soon became his chief advisor and Lord Chancellor. It was his opinion that the fatal flaw of the Stuart monarchs was letting their sound judgement be swayed and corrupted by their favourites within court. This work was published in a publishing war between the Roundheads and the Cavaliers, each side publishing their own collection of memoirs about the war. These volumes were printed from the original manuscript in the Bodleian library for the first time. Hyde was one of the most important historians of his time, and this work was very influential upon its publication. Hyde is also the grandfather of both Queen Mary II and Queen Anne. Bookplate to the front pastedowns for a Thomas D. C. Graham.

CONDITION

In the original full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Loss to the tail of the spine of Volume I and to the head of the spine of Volume VII, with the head of the spines of Volumes I, IV and VI are lifting but remain firm. Light marking and discolouration to the spines, and to the boards, heavier to the boards of Volume I. A little loss to the rear board of Volume IV, and a small tidemark to the rear board of Volume III. Small amount of lifting to the tail of the spine of Volume VI to the front joint. Hinges of Volumes I and II are starting but firm. Front hinge of Volume VI is starting but firm. Binders stamp to the head of the verso to the front endpapers, 'Maclehouse, Glasgow'. Spotting to endpapers. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean.

Overall Condition: Good

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