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Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time. Vol. I From the Restoration of King Charles II. To the Settlement of King William and Queen Mary at the Revolution; . Vol. II. From the Revolution to the Conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht in the Reign of Queen Anne.
Thomas Ward/ Joseph Downing and Henry Woodfall,, London: 1724 - Two volumes, folio. Contemporary calf. (xvi), 836, (20); (xxii), 765 pages. First editions, the 2nd volume published in 1734. Bishop Burnet was a close friend of William and Mary and his partisan history was the target of both Pope and Swift. The College of William & Mary in Williamsburg, Virginia was chartered in 1693, and the book was popular in early Virginia. There were many Virginia related subscribers- John Carter, Robert Dinwiddie and Francis Fauquier, an early secretary and governors of the colony. Contemporary full speckled calf, rather scuffed, corners rubbed, outer hinges cracked but strong. Very clean copies. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
[Bookseller: Antipodean Books, Maps & Prints, ABA]
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