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Nichols, John
The Progresses and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth: Among Which are Interspersed Other Solemnities, Public Expenditures, and Remarkable Events, During the Reign of That Illustrious Princess. Collected from Original Manuscripts, Scarce Pamphlets, Corporation Records, Parochial Registers, etc., illustrated, with Historical Notes, by John Nichols [Two Volume Set].
Printed by and for John Nichols and Son, 1788. First edition of Nichols’ splendid history of the reign of Elizabeth I, a magnificent two-volume chronicle of England’s greatest queen, featuring 30 full-page engraved illustrations (three folding and frontispiece in Vol. I), three folding genealogical charts, numerous in-text engravings and facsimile signatures and a large folding map of London circa 1558. numerous illustrations, plates & fold-outs all checked & free from markings. Bindings are tight with no cracks. 3/4 leather with marbled brown cloth boards show some edge wear. Spines have gilt titles and decorations divided by raised bands with some flaking and edge wear at the hinges. Text and plates fresh and clean with only light scattered foxing, expert archival repair to verso of folding plate (I:113), small closed tears to a few text leaves. A highly desirable two-volume history in near-fine condition. Armorial bookplates of Ireland's Fitzpatrick of Grantstown Manor. John Nichols's The Progresses of Queen Elizabeth has long been an indispensable reference tool for scholars working on Elizabethan court and culture. Includes accounts of the dramatic performances, orations, and poems written for the Queen, supplemented by eye-witness accounts of the Queen and her progresses, contemporary correspondence, details of the day-to-day running of the Court. Elizabeth I was “the last of the Tudors and the greatest of queens” The daughter of Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn came into her inheritance on 17 November 1558, a day to be marked by celebrations even after the close of her lon … [Click Below for Full Description]
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