Lot 23 of 302:
Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time  

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Title:
Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time: From the Restoration of Charles II to the Settlement of King William and Queen Mary at the Revolution [&] From the Revolution to the Conclusion of the Treaty of Peace at Utrecht, in the Reign of Queen Anne

Author:
Burnet, Gilbert

Place:
London

Publisher:
Thomas Ward & Joseph Downing

Date:
1724 & 1734

Description:

2 volumes. [xvi], 836; [xxii], 765 pp. (Folio) 35x22.5 cm (13¾x9") Volume I: period calf Volume II: rebacked with original spine panel laid down, both bordered in gilt with cornerpieces and decorative frame in blind, red and blue morocco labels lettered in gilt. First Editions.

The second volume edited and with a life of the author by his son Thomas Burnet. On the verso of the title page in Volume II is a manuscript note from Thomas Burnet: "The original manuscript of both Volumes of this History will be deposited in the Cotton Library  by T. Burnet." Gilbert Burnet was a Scottish theologian and historian who was eventually Bishop of Salisbury. The present work is a rebuttal to Nicholas Sanders' De Origine et Progressu Schismatio Anglicani in which Sanders had attacked the English Reformation as a political act carried out by a corrupt monarch. 


Lot Amendments

Condition:
Rubbing and scrapes to calf, corners slightly bumped; front hinge of Volume I cracked with front free endpaper starting, a bit of toning, else very good or better.


 
Item number:
304761
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