London, South Kensington
5 June 2007
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of (1609-1674). The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England. Oxford: at the Theater, 1702-04. 3 volumes, 2° (447 x 280mm). Engraved portrait of the author after Lely in each volume, 2 by White, the other by Burg, engraved head- and tailpieces and initials, half-titles (a little dampstaining at beginning and end of vol.I causing margins to become slightly brittle, a few other margins in vol.I frayed, a little waterstaining and browning in all vol.). Vol.I contemporary panelled calf (crudely rebacked), vol.II & III late 19th-century calf-backed buckram (a little marked). Provenance: C.G. Cooke, 1792 (signature in vol.I) - J.L. Osborn, 1914 (signature in all vol.). FIRST EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY. Lowndes 467.
CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of. The Life...Written by himnself. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1759. 2° (413 x 251mm). Engraved portrait, title-vignette and a few head- and tail-pieces and initials (portrait very offset on to title). Contemporary calf gilt, red morocco lettering piece on spine (rebacked with original spine preserved, a little rubbed). (4)
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