Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time (2 Volume Set)

Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time (2 Volume Set)

Gilbert Burnet; Thomas Burnet, Sir

London : T. Ward, 1724-1734.

[Signed by Burnet] Inscribed: "¬The Original Manuscript of both volumes of this History, will be deposited in the Cotton Library, Burnet."  2 volume set. Folios, 35 cm.  Bound in full contemporary, Cambridge-style paneled calf.  Covers worn and detached.  Some dampstaining to vol 1. ([16], 836, [2] pages; [22], 765, [1] pages)

V. 1. From the restoration of King Charles II to the settlement of King William and Queen Mary at the revolution; to which is prefix'd a summary recapitulation of affairs in church and state from King James I to the Restoration. --V. 2. From the revolution to the conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht in the reign of Queen Anne; to which is added the author's life, by the editor.  Lowndes I, page 320.   "In the second volume Burnet [the editor] ... promised to deposit the manuscript of both volumes ... in the Cotton Library, but failed to fulfill his promise"- Dict. Nat. Biog., v.3, p. 410.  Refs: Lowndes I, 320; ESTC T144689.

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