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First edition, signed by the Editor. Two Volume set, in matching contemporary quarter calf bindings and custom made slip-case. Folio, 35.0cm x 23.5cm x 5.5cm. This copy, has the MS note on the vol. II title-page verso: "The original manuscript of both volumes of this history will be deposited in the Cotton Library, signed by T. Burnett." [Thomas Burnett was the editor of the second volume, and the son of Bishop Burnett. It is noted that he failed to meet his promise]. Contemporary red morocco spines over speckled calf covered boards. Edges lightly rubbed and bumped. Spines with 6 raised bands, bright gilt decorated compartments and gilt title and volume numbers. Red page edges. Original marbled endpapers. Each volume with an armorial bookplate to the verso of each front board: "Strathallan" . Vol. I. : "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 in the Year 1660 ." [4pp.]/[12pp. - subscriber's list]/pp.836. " Vol. II. : "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." [2pp.]/[20pp. - subscriber's list)/pp.765 (ending with Index). Both volumes clean throughout, just a little occasional light foxing to the margins, with engraved head and tail pieces to each section. A handsome set in an elegant contemporary binding. ** Referenced by: ESTC T144689 *** An armorial bookplate fo Drummond of Strathallan, (probably dating from the 18th century), whose seat was in Perthshire. James Drummond, 3rd Duke of Perth was born in France but returned to Scotland in 1734 to live at Drummond Castle with his mother. He was one of Charles Edward Stuart's closest commanders and he was involved in the Siege of Carlisle during the Jacobite rising of 1745. Clan Drummond fought as Jacobites at the Battle of Falkirk (1746) and the Battle of Culloden in 1746. At the Battle of Culloden James Drummond, 3rd Duke of Perth was shot and later died of his wounds, he was buried at sea from a boat which was escaping to France. His brother, Lord John Drummond, went into exile in France. While their cousin, William Drummond, 4th Viscount Strathallan, was killed during the battle. **** Burnet's book also includes the following sentences: "...only one passage I had from lieutenant general Drummond, afterwards lord Strathallan. He served on the King's side: but has had many friends among those who were for the covenant: so the king's affiars being now ruined, he was recommended to Cromwell..." Also: The Subscribers Names includes: "James Drummond of Blair Drummond Esq." **** "This famous History reflects the personality and political leanings of Burnet (1643-1715), who abhorred the immorality of Restoration life so much that he retired to Holland, where he became an adviser to William of Orange and accompanied the soon-to-be-king to England as his chaplain. Whilst Burnet lacks the majestic style and architecture of Clarendon, he shows a distinctly modern concept of history - viewing it not as the struggle of personalities, but as the contest of ideas and principles arising from the maturation of society. Volume 1 deals with the reigns of Charles II and James II, down to the ascension of William and Mary in 1689. The second volume, which appeared 10 years after the first, deals with the Revolution to the conclusion of the treaty of peace at Utrecht." - Concise Dictionary Of National Biography.
Title: Bishop Burnet's History Of His Own Time.
Categories: 18TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London: Thomas Ward, 1724 . / London: For the Editor, by Joseph Downing and Henry Woodfall, 1734 . 0:
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