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Edward CLARENDON EARL OF The life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England [...]


The life of Edward Earl of Clarendon Lord High Chancellor of England [...]

At the Clarendon Printing House, Oxford 1759, 3 tomes en 3 Vol. in 8 (11,5x19,5cm), reliés.

First edition, published at the same time as publishing in a volume in folio, without being able to determine which is the first. Rare.Plein speckled calf and icy contemporary. English binding. Spine ribbed ornate. Part of title in red morocco and volume number in black morocco. Head cover of Volume II slightly threadbare, that of Volume III with gaps, same tail of Volume II but a severe shortage; the tail of Volume III brittle with small gaps. 6 corners bumped. Frottements.The life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Containing I. An account of the chancellor's life from His birth to the Restoration in 1660 II. A continuation of the fame, and of His history of the Great Rebellion, from the Restoration to His banishment in 1667, Written by Himself. Printed from His original manuscripts Given To the university of Oxford by the Heirs of the late Earl of Clarendon. Man influential state under Charles 1 and under Charles II he joined, he became Chancellor of England during the Restoration, but unpopular measures, a rigid virtue which displeased the king took him to banishment. --- Please note that the translation in english is done automatically, we apologize if the formulas are inaccurate. Contact us for any information!

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