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English Historical Library: or a Short View and Character of most of the Writers now extant, either in Print or Manuscript, which may be serviceable to the Undertakers of a General History of this Kingdom. Bound with: Part II. Giving A Catalogue Of the m
London, Abel Swall & T. Child, 1696; Abel Swall, 1697; and Timothy Childe, 1699. - English Historical Library: or a Short View and Character of most of the Writers now extant, either in Print or Manuscript, which may be serviceable to the Undertakers of a General History of this Kingdom. Bound with: Part II. Giving A Catalogue Of the most of our Ecclesiastical Historians, And some Critical Reflections upon the chief of them. With A Preface; Correcting the Errors, and supplying the Defects of the former Part. Together with: English Historical Library Part III: Giving Account of Our Records, Law-Books & Coins from Conquest to End of Q. Elizabeth's Reign. Three parts in two. All first editions. 8vo. pp. I xxxii + 232 + viii (Index, errata and advertisement); II [4] + lii + 233 + vii (Index and advertisement); III [4] + xxviii + 315 + iii (Index and advertisement). Parts I & II are bound in contemporary unlettered panelled calf, old paper label to top compartment, blind tooled, with all edges red. Corners are bumped and endcaps chipped, with a short crack to the head of the hinge to the front board. Endbands and blanks all present, pastedowns are printers waste from an old theological work that appears to be contemporary. Part III is bound in a contemporary Cambridge panelled calf, with leather lettering piece, red sprinkled edges. Expertly rebacked with the original spine and label laid down. Both volumes with gilt decoration to board edges. William Nicolson (1655-1727), English divine and antiquary, was educated at Queen's College, Oxford (M.A., 1679; fellow, 1679-1682). After visiting Leipzig to learn German he was made prebendary of Carlisle in 1681, archdeacon in 1682. Twenty years later he was appointed bishop of the same diocese, where he remained until his transfer to Derry in 1718. In 1727 he was nominated archbishop of Cashel and Emly, but died before he could assume charge. Nicolson is remembered by the impulsiveness of his temperament, which led him into a good deal of strife as a bishop, and more happily by his zeal in collecting and guarding manuscripts and other official documents. For this purpose he had special rooms built at Derry. His chief works were the Historical Library (English, 1696-97-99; Scottish, 1702; Irish, 1724; complete later editions, 1732 and 1776), and Leges Marchiarum or Border Laws (1705, new ed., 1747). Wing N1146, N1147, and N1148. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
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