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A COLLECTION OF ORIGINAL LETTERS ...
A collection of original letters and papers, concerning the affairs of England from the year 1641 to 1660. Found among the Duke of Ormonde's papers. In two volumes. By Tho. Carte, M.A. ...
London: printed by James Bettenham at the expence of the Society for the Encouragement of Learning; and sold by A. Millar; J. Grey, and J. Nourse; booksellers to the Society, 1739.
2 vols ; 20.0 cm. (8º)
I: viii, 472 p.
II: [2], 464 p.

Letters to and from the Duke of Ormonde. Editor's preface dated 1 November 1738. Carte was also the author of An history of the life of James Duke of Ormonde, first published in 1735--36. Errors in pagination: vol. I: pp. 142, 143, 270, 271, 318, 319 misnumbered 143, 142, 271, 270, 319, 318 respectively; vol. II: pp. 261, 306, 307 misnumbered 264, 307, 306 respectively. Title-pages with engraved vignette. ESTC t101387.

Copy Notes 'Cartes State Letters' bought from Thomas Boone for 3s., 24 November 1808. (Spiers Box). With Boone's price and codes in pencil and earlier bookseller's(?) inscription in ink on front free-endpaper of vol. I.

Binding C18th marbled calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spines, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 657


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