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Heath, James
A Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland: With the Intervening Affairs of Treaties, and Other Occurrences Relating Thereunto. As Also the Several Usurpations, Forreign Wars, Differences and Interests Depending Upon It, to the Happy Restitution of Our Sacred Soveraign K. Charles II. In Four Parts, Viz. The Commons War, Democracie, Protectorate, Restitution. The Second Edition. To which is added A Continuation to this present year 1675. Being a brief Account of the most Memorable Transactions In England, Scotland and Ireland, and Forreign Parts
Printed by J. C. for Thomas Basset, 1676. Second edition. Hardcover. Large quarto (11 3/4 x 7 1/2"). [8], 604, [18]pp. Modern half brown morocco over grey cloth, with original gilt-lettered leather title label laid on spine. Gold lettering and tooling to spine. Modern marbled endpapers. Modern fly leaves. Title page in red and black lettering. Decorative headpieces and initials. Originally published in 1661, James Heath's "Chronicle of the Late Intestine War in the Three Kingdoms of England, Scotland and Ireland" is an early version of the events of the English Revolution, both strongly partisan and highly popular. In this work, the author takes aim at John Milton and Marchamont Nedham, among other Parliamentarians, and depicted the course of events as a cyclical change, returning to the status quo. Previous owner's Ex-Libris on inside of front cover. Contemporary previous owner's name in ink on blank leaf facing title page. Offsetting and foxing throughout. Binding in overall very good, interior in good to good+ condition. g to vg. About the author: James Heath (1629-1664?) was an English royalist historian. A Student of Christ Church, Oxford, he went into exile with the future Charles II of England. On the Restoration of 1660 he was prevented from returning to his Christ Church studentship by his status as a married man, and he became a professional author.
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