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A Complete History of England: with the Lives of all the Kings and Queens thereof; From the earliest Account of Time, to the Death of His late Majesty King William III. Containing A Faithful Relation of all Affairs of State Ecclesiastical and Civil
LONDON : Erab. Aylmer, Reb. Renwick, Sam. Smith et al , 1706 An extremely rare account of the History of England complete in 3 folio volumes. Edited by John Oldmixon (1673-1742), this account draws on the best works available for each period in history. For example, Sir Thomas Moore's account of Edward V and Richard III was translated for this work, and William Campden's [Camden] work on the life of Elizabeth I is used in volume 2. All 3 volumes are bound in contemporary panelled calf with raised bands and gilt tooling, and all have wear at the joints. The boards are all attached and sound bar wear to corners, but the joints will need attention. 2 title labels are present but not attached. Vol I is 640pp excl index; has the bookplate of Sir John Chester; f/p portrait of Queen Ann; and title page in red & black inks. The f/p is complete but crumpled. Covers history from pre William the Conqueror to King Henry VII, with contributions from John Milton, Samuel Daniel, John Habington, Sir Thomas Moore, George Buck and Francis, Lord Bacon. It has a preface introducing the writers and detailing the value of history study. It also contains an advertisement, outline contents and subscriber list & index. With 20 full page high quality plates incl the f/p - one for each monarch. Contents in VG condition - p 191 has lost a bottom corner w/o text loss and some pages have light browning. With printer error to page 157 - Richard becomes 'Richrad'. Vol II is 792 pp excl index; has bookplate as above; title page in red/black inks; and covers Henry VIII to James I. Authors are Rt Hon Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury, Sir John Hayward, Francis Godwin, William Campden and Arthur Wilson. With 5 full page plates. The front endpaper is crumpled; the first section is loose and there is some browning in the outer margin (about 2 inches long) with some loss not affecting text that runs through pp1-13. Pp 779-781 have crumpled edges. Vol III is 849 pp excl index, and covers the period from Charles I to William III and was written by White Kennett (1660-1728) who became Bishop of Peterborough. It has 5 full page plates. With title page in red/black inks and bookplate as above. Some pages in this volume are brown stained but still readable, which appears to relate to the paper used in those pages as there is no water damage. There is some browning and page loss to the index but no text is missing.
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