Lot 38 of 168:
17th c. history of early Scotland  

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Title:
Historia Rerum Britannicarum ut et Mulicarum Gallicarum, Belgicarum, & Germanicarum, Tam Politicarum. Quam Ecclesiasticarum, Ab Anno 1572, Ad Annum 1628:
Author:
Johnston, Robert
Place:
Amsterdam
Publisher:
Joannis Ravesteynii
Date:
1655
Description:

737, (i) pp plus 22 pp index. (Folio) contemporary full leather; spine in six compartments with raised bands, the compartments intricately gilt except for the compartment containing the red leather lettering piece, gilt. First Edition.

Contains much matter relating to the early history of Scotland, with several pages devoted to Mary, Queen of Scots. 

Lowndes quotes Lord Woodhouselee, who call this a "work of great merit, whether we consider the judicious structure of the narrative, the sagacity of the reflections, the acute discernment of characters, or the classical tincture of the style." (p. 1223.)

Donated by Thorn Books, Tucson AZ.

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Condition:
Wear to corners and hinge, hinges partially cracked, title page dusty with some old signatures; else very good.
 
Item number:
270093
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