The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in which he Lived, in Five Books: To which is Prefixed, a History of the Revolutions of England From the Death of Edward the Confessor To the Birth of Henry the Second. George LYTTELTON, 1st Baron.

The History of the Life of King Henry the Second, and of the Age in which he Lived, in Five Books: To which is Prefixed, a History of the Revolutions of England From the Death of Edward the Confessor To the Birth of Henry the Second.

London: Printed for J. Dodsley, 1769. [English Mediaeval History] THIRD EDITION. Complete in six volumes. Octavo (22 x 14 x 22cm), pp.[4] viii; 487 [3]; pp.[6] 517 [3]; pp.[6] 496 [2]; pp.[8] 576 [4]; pp.[8] 425 [5]; pp.[8] 505 [3]. Contemporary brown full speckled calf, with raised bands, gilt titles to light brown labels, and all edges speckled red. Generally crisp and clean internally. Some offsetting to endpapers and facing leaves. Corner of pp.25/26 of volume I lost, not affecting text. Some damp staining and damage to endpapers and preliminaries of volume IV. Worming to lower margin of volume VI from p.492 to end, not affecting text. Browning to spines, with label to volume IV lost, and a large chip to label of volume VI. Bumping to corners, moderate wear to boards, joints starting, and some chipping to head and tail caps. Very good. A detailed and eloquent history of the first Angevin monarch, marvellously portrayed by Peter O'Toole alongside Katharine Hepburn in 'The Lion in Winter' (1968), who famously ruled more of France than the King of France in the second half of the twelfth century. Item #60062

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