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A Brief Historical Relation of State Affairs From September 1678 to April 1714

By Narcissus Luttrell

1857

University Press : Oxford

9" by 6"

621pp; 655pp; 568pp; 724pp; 629pp; 848pp, 36pp, [8pp]

 

 

 

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A complete set of Narcissus Luttrell's extensive description of the state affairs of Britain from 1678 to 1714.

Complete in six volumes. An interesting and extensive description of the relation of state affairs in Britain, from September 1678 to April 1714. It chronicles those years, and was extracted from his diaries, which covered major events in diplomacy, literature, and arts. Written by Narcissus Luttrell. Luttrell was a diartist, bibliographer, historian, and Member of Parliament. He is a well respected source for legal and political matters in during his life, as his diaries recorded the debates that took place within the Palace of Westminster. The information in his diaries couldn't be found elsewhere, as the legislation itself only covered by the official parliamentary journals. Volume I has a nine page booklet tipped in to the recto to the front endpaper. The booklet is a typed brief biography of Narcissus Luttrell, extracted from the 'Dictionary of National Biography'. Additional leaf bound before the title page of Volume I, describing Lord Shaftesbury's House at Little Chelsea, where, as it stated by a pencil inscription to the verso of the leaf, Narcissus Luttrell also lived. The leaf has an engraving of the house, as well as a paragraph on the house. 'Roy and Nina Merley' booksplate to the front pastedown of Volumes I, II, IV, V, and VI, and to the recto to the front endpaper of Volume III. Label to the front pastedown to the front pastedown of Volume III, 'Stoke Newington Public Library, Sage Brequest 1906'.

CONDITION

In a full cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Some bumping and loss to the head and tail of the spines. Discolouration and rubbing to the spine labels. A couple of light marks to the boards. Front hinge of Volume I is strained but remains firm, and the rear hinge is starting but firm. Hinges of Volume IV are starting but firm. Rear hinge of Volume V is starting but firm. Bookplate to the front pastedowns, and to the recto to the front endpaper of Volume III. Booklet tipped in to the recto to the front endpaper of Volume I. Internally, firmly bound, though Volumes III, V, and VI are generally firmly bound. Pages are lightly age-toned and clean. Additional leaf bound in before the title page of Volume I. Institutional stamps to the title pages.

Overall Condition: Very Good

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