Oxford: Printed at the Theater, 1707, 1759. 4 volumes; Folio (50 x 33cm). A superb presentation of 3 volumes of the Rebellion, 1707, Large Paper, one of only 6 copies said to have been printed according to Lowndes, together with a volume of Clarendon's Life, 1759, First Edition, in large paper also. All with engraved portrait frontispieces, fine head- and tail-pieces as well as fine letterheads. In c.19th century half vellum binding with red title labels and gilt bands to spines, marbled boards and end papers. Labels a little rubbed with slight age toning to vellum; edges dusty. Very minimal and occasional worming to a few margins. Browning to verso of f.f.e.p.'s and light foxing to first and last blanks. Text clean and extremely bright with fine impression of engraved portraits and engraved pieces. 'Newton' ownership inscription. Slightly shaken in their case, more so volume III. An impressive, very elegant set. Very Good. 'Clarendon's History of the Rebellion is one of the noblest historical works of the English nation.' Edinburgh Review. '...Printed under the supervision of Clarendon's son... it remains a classic work... It is also an important contribution to the art of biography and autobiography, and memorable for its portraits of figures as varied as Falkland, Godolphin, Laud, and Strafford.' The Oxford Companion to English Literature, p.202. Item #40583
Lowndes p. 467.
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