Printed at the Theater, Oxford, 1732. [English Civil War history] FIRST ILLUSTRATED FOLIO EDITION. Folio (41 x 27cm), pp.viii; 737; , Index; , adverts; , blank. three volumes bound as one. Illustrated with copper plate engravings. Attractively bound in half recent calf leather, black label, marbled boards, raised bands with gilt. Occasional toning else internally clean, exterior fine. Very Good. Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of Clarendon was an English statesman and historian who served as Lord Chancellor to King Charles II from 1658 (two years before the Restoration of the Monarchy) until 1667. He was the author of the most influential contemporary history of the Civil War. "Clarendon's History of the Rebellion is one of the noblest historical works of the English nation". Edinburgh Review. "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 #53986
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