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THE PARLIAMENTARY OR CONSTITUTIONAL HISTORY ...
The parliamentary or constitutional history of England; from the earliest times, to the restoration of King Charles II. Collected from the records, the rolls of Parliament, the journals of both Houses, the public libraries, original manuscripts, scarce speeches, and tracts; all compared with the several contemporary writers, and connected, throughout, with the history of the times. By several hands. The second edition, in twenty-four volumes. ...
London: printed for J. and R. Tonson, and A. Millar; and W. Sandby, 1761--63.
24 vols ; 19.5 cm. (8º)

Volumes I--III and X--XIII are dated 1762; vols IV--IX and XIV--XXIII are dated 1763; and vol. [XXIV] is dated 1761, with the title-page reading 'A General Index To The Twenty-three Volumes Of The Parliamentary Or Constitutional History of England'. The wording of the title varies slightly in volumess X--XIII after the word 'England'. The compilors and editors remain anonymous. The work, first published 1751--61, is dedicated to the Archbishop of Canterbury, the Lord High Chancellor and the Speaker of the House of Commons by '.... some gentlemen, well acquainted with English history who choose rather to deserve well of the public, than to receive their thanks...' and they make reference to a number of historians and record keepers, who were heavily involved in the project, such as Mr George Holmes, Deputy Keeper of the records in the Tower and Mr Halstead, Keeper of the Parliamentary rolls. Covers the period 1102 to 1660. ESTC t145739; Sabin, 58814.

Copy Notes Bound to match the sets of the The Parliamentary register for the 14th Parliament issued by J. Almon, 1775--80 (q.v.), and of its continuation for the 15th, 16th and 17th Parliaments issued by J. Almon and J. Debrett, 1781--96 (q.v.).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-tooled spine, spine-labels in red and black morocco, spine-title: 'Parliamentary History'.

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