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POINTER, John (1668--1754)
A chronological history of England: or, an impartial abstract of the most remarkable transactions, and the most considerable publick occurrences, both civil and military, domestick and foreign, that have happen'd in the several kings reigns, since the first attempt by Julius Cæsar, upon this southern-part of Great-Britain, down to the end of Queen Anne's reign. Being a history of bare matters of fact, with the series of affairs in their proper order, carefully and faithfully collected from the best and most authentick authors, without the least reflections or remarks throughout the whole work. By John Pointer, M.A. ... Vol. I. (- II.).
Oxford printed by Leon. Litchfield for Bernard Lintott, 1714.
2 vols ; 16.5 cm. (12º)
I: [10], 408 p.
II: [2], 409--765, [75] p.

The title-page is a cancel. In this issue of the first edition, the numbered pages end at p. 765, with a new signature Rrr being inserted after p. 756 with the news of the Queen's death, and the imprint has 'Litchfield'. Earlier issues have the title-page reading '... to the pacifick year of Her present Majesty Queen Anne, ... 1713'. An advertisement on p. [768] explains that the index which follows does not include the contents of the additional material, having already been printed off, and includes a list of the 'General Heads' from p. 732 to the end. Leaf Rrr6 at the end of the text and leaf c12 at the end of the index contain separate advertisements for 'Books Printed for Bernard Lintot'. ESTC t70486.

Copy Notes Bought from J. Wingrave for 1s. 6d., 28 August 1804. (Archives 7/3/23). Both volumes inscribed in ink John Soane / 1804 on front free-endpapers. Bookseller's code in ink on final free-endpaper of vol. II.

Binding Contemporary C18th Cambridge-style blind-panelled sheep, gilt-ruled spines with gilt-tooled volume numbers and later black morocco spine-labels reading 'Pointer's Hist: Of England' and 'Oxford'.

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