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Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon
The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Written by Himself 1st Edition Oxford 1759
Oxford, England: Clarendon Printing-House, Oxford. The Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Written by Himself 1st Edition Oxford 1759 The book was written by Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon (1609-1674), a prominent English statesman at the courts of Charles I and Charles II and most important historian best remembered for his History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. He was close to the royal family through the marriage of his daughter Anne to the future King James II whose two daughters became the monarchs Queen Mary II (1689-1694) and Queen Anne (1702-1714). The autobiographical Life was transcribed from the original unpublished manuscripts by the University of Oxford and printed at their Clarendon Printing-House in 1759. It contains An Account of the Chancellor's Life from his Birth to the Restoration in 1660 and A Continuation of the fame and of his History of the Grand Rebellion, from the Restoration to his Banishment in 1667. This first edition folio includes original line engraved portrait frontispiece and original engravings of numerous vignettes and historiated initials. It also comprises half-title page, title page with vignette of the Clarendon Building, preface, index to the Life and index to the Continuation. A bookplate with the coat of arms of Lord Dinorben is affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. The book is bound in full smooth tan calfskin, both boards are adorned with central frame design of intricate floral, foliate and stippling tools blocked in gilt, triple gold fillets and gilt filigree lozenges with floral arrangements, as well as dotted … [Click Below for Full Description]
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