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Miege, Guy
The New State of England, Under their Majesties K. William and Q. Mary
London, England, 1691. First edition. Complete. Three parts bound as one volume. First part containing a geographical description of England in general, and of every county in particular, with useful and curious remarks. Second part containing an account of the inhabitants, their original, genius, customs, religion and government; of their present Majesties, their court, power, revenues, &c. Third part containing a description of the several courts of justice, the highest court of parliament, privy council, and all other courts; with a catalogue of the present officers in church and state. Presumed contemporary or very early brown calf binding. Hubbed spine, now worn and dessicated, with remnants of black lines or rules but no evidence of lettering. Boards with black lines or rules along the edges as well as with black decorative stamping along the gutters. Front gutter is cracked. Hinges delicate but holding. The binding much rubbed. 5.75 x 3.25 inches. With frontispiece engraving, dedication page, tables of contents [A2 to B3], 357, 229, and 240 numbered pages. The frontispiece, possibly a satirical print, depicts Britannia enthroned holding a spear in her right hand and, on her lap, an open book lettered "The New State of England"; on the left stands William III holding a sword around which is curled a ribbon with his motto, "Je Maintiendrai"; on the right stands Mary holding a sceptre with a fleur-de-lis; behind is a view of ships at sea, and above the royal coat-of-arms flanked by the letters "WM" (as a monogram) and "RR"; first state of the frontispiece. I. [John] Stu … [Click Below for Full Description]
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