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A Chronicle of the Kings of England. From the time of the Romans government, unto the death of King James. Containing all passages of state and church, with all other observations proper for a chronicle. Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern; and digested into a method, by Sir Richard Baker, Knight. Whereunto is added, the reign of King Charles the First, and the first thirteen years of His Sacred Majesty, King Charles the Second, that now reigneth ... and likewise the most remarkable occurrences relating to His Majesties most happy and wonderful Restauration, by the prudent conduct, ... of George late Duke of Albemarle, ... as they were extracted out of His Excellencies own papers, and the journals and memorials of those imploy'd in the most important and secret transactions of that time. All which additions are revised in this eighth impression, and freed from many errors and mistakes of the former editions.
Printed for H. Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate-Hill, B. Tooke at the ship in St. Paul's Church-Yard, and T. Sawbridge at the Three Flower-de-Luces, in Little Brittain. 1684 [48], 750, [42]pp index, frontispiece portrait of King Charles II, fine additional engr. titlepage both by W. Sherwin. Folio. Very small marginal paper flaw to Hh2 not affecting text. Full contemporary unlettered calf, raised & blind tooled bands; expert repairs to corners & head of spine, a little rubbing to boards, but a v.g. handsome copy. Early signature on title of Tho. Kynnersly, & faint pencil inscription 'Sneyd Kynnersley May 1820' on leading f.e.p.ESTC R13112 noting that editions after 1660 have a continuation by Edward Phillips. A valuable authority for the period 1658-60, based on the lost papers of Sir Thomas Clarges, Monck's brother-in-law.
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