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or, Brief Remarks upon the Reigns Of several of our English Princes; with the characters of their favourites, their rise, preferments, &c. And also of the most Eminent Persons both in Church and State, that have Flourished in England, from the Beginning of King Henry VIII. to the End of the last Century. Collected from publick histories and private memoirs. Vol. I (?all published: see below).

Description: pp. [x], 304, 8vo, [bound after:] Religious and Christian Advice to a Daughter. Written by a Lady. Printed for R. Robinson, 1714, FIRST (ONLY) EDITION, the Ten Commandments and the Lord's Prayer printed in black letter, printed on 2 paper stocks, 1 (the majority) very crisp and white, the other softer and inclined to browning, pp. [iv], 249, contemporary half vellum, originally a vellum spine and edges, a little crudely rebacked in vellum, front inner hinge partly broken

Publication Details: Printed by J.M for A[lexander] Bosvile, 1709

Notes: This seems to be an unrecorded first edition. The text of ends with 'The end of the first volume' on p. 304. ESTC calls for 361 pp, but with a note that the copy in Dublin ends on p. 301 (possibly just a misreading of 361), and has 18 preliminary pages. A second volume is promised at the end of the Preface 'in a little Time', as the Characters in the reign of Elizabeth would swell the volume too much. It would appear that Bosvile (whose last production listed by ESTC this is) went ahead with an extended, and to some extent reset, reprint, with such copy of a second volume as existed, and, per...more

Bibliography: (ESTC T172504 & T115366)

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Price: £1,200

Subject: Childrens

Published Date: 1709

Stock Number: 64381

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