London: Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1693. [English History] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (20 x 13cm), pp.; 376 . With a copper engraved frontispiece by John Sturt showing Elizabeth and Mary. Contemporary speckled calf, recently re-backed with the original spine leather laid over. Raised bands; no external title labels. Ownership marks in both ink and pencil from various periods to endpapers. A few minor marks to preliminaries; generally a nice clean copy. Bumped corners rebuilt; some marks and wear to boards. Skilfully restored to a robust, readable and attractive condition. Very good. A rare portrait of the Virgin Queen taken primarily from Robert Johnstone's 'Historia rerum Britannicarum' (1655). Item #51217
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