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CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of (1609--1674)
The life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, Lord High Chancellor of England, and chancellor of the University of Oxford. Containing, I. An account of the chancellor's life from his birth to the restoration in 1660. II. A continuation of the same, and of his History of the grand rebellion, from the restoration to his banishment in 1667. Written by himself. Printed from his original manuscripts, given to the University of Oxford by the heirs of the late Earl of Clarendon.
Oxford at the Clarendon printing-house, 1759.
[4], III, [1], 133, [1]; [2], 523, [13] p., engr. frontis. port. ; 40.7 cm. (2º)

First edition. Ordinary paper issue. In two parts, each with separate pagination and register. Each part also has its own divisional half-title, that to the second part reading 'A Continuation Of the Life of the Earl of Clarendon, ...'; the Soane copy has the variant half-title reading 'The Continuation Of the Life of Edward Earl of Clarendon, ...'. ESTC n11213.

Copy Notes Bought from Thomas Boone as vol. II in a two-volume uniformly bound set with the 1732 illustrated folio edition of Clarendon's A history of the rebellion and civil wars in England (q.v.) for £2 10s., 16 June 1806. (Spiers Box).

Binding C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled and dotted borders, gilt-tooled spine compartments, olive and black morocco spine-labels.

Reference Number 3872


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