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RAPIN DE THOYRAS, Paul (1661--1725)
[Histoire d'Angleterre. English. Abridgements. 1747]
An abridgement of the history of England. Being a summary of Mr. Rapin's History and Mr. Tindal's continuation, from the landing of Julius Cæsar, to the death of King George I. With the characters of the kings at large, the state of the public revenues, exchequer, and coins, at and after the Conquest; and also lists of the peers created in each reign, knights of the Garter and Bath, baronets, bishops, chancellors, chief-justices, judges, and admirals, to the present times. Illustrated with the heads and monuments of the kings, queens, &c. on seventy copper plates. Vol. I. (- III.)
London: printed for John and Paul Knapton, 1747.
3 vols ; 20.5 cm. (8º)
I: [2], 402 p., frontis. port., [33] pl. (19 ports.) : wdcut illus.
II: 456 p., [23] pl., (13 ports.) : wdcut illus.
III: 480 p., [13] pl. (12 ports.) : wdcut illus.

Abridged by Philip Morant from Rapin de Thoyras' and Nicholas Tindal's History of England, first published in fifteen volumes, 1725--31, and much reprinted (q.v.). Portraits engraved by George Vertue and J.S. Müller; monuments by James Mynde. 'Directions to the Book-binder' at the end of vol. I. ESTC t140778.

Copy Notes Volume I inscribed in pencil 3v -12-.

Binding C18th calf, gilt double-ruled borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, red morocco spine-labels

Reference Number 64


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