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HARVEY, Gideon (1640?--1700?)
The city remembrancer: being historical narratives of the great plague at London, 1665; great fire, 1666; and great storm, 1703. To which are added, observations and reflections on the plague in general; considered in a religous, philosophical, and physical view: with historical accounts of the most memorable plagues, fires, and hurricanes. The whole compiled from the curious and authentic papers of the late very learned Dr. Harvey, ... In two volumes. Vol. I. Of the plague. (Vol. II. Of the fire and storm).
London: printed for W. Nicoll, 1769.
2 vols ; 21.2 cm. (8º)
I: vi, vii, [1], 456 p.
II: [6], 100; [4], 232 p

The part on the great storm of 1703 is an adaptation of Daniel Defoe's The storm, 1704 (reissued in 1713 as A collection of the most remarkable casualties and disasters, which happen'd in the late dreadful tempest, q.v.); the whole work is sometimes attributed to him. In three parts. Volume I has an additional title-page reading: An historical narrative of the great plague at London, 1665 ...; vol. II has a general title-page and is in two parts, each with separate title-page, pagination and register, containing: An historical narrative of the great and terrible fire of London ... 1666 ... and: An historical narrative of the great and tremendous storm ... 1703. Each of the three parts was also issued separately. ESTC t131728.

Copy Notes The 'General Preface' (pp. iii--vi, first sequence in vol. I) has been misbound with pp. iii--iv inserted between the contents leaf (pp. [ii]--[iv], second sequence) and introduction to the narrative of the plague (pp. v--vii, second sequence) in vol. I, and pp. v--vi inserted after the general title-page in vol. II.

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled spines, red morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 208


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