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PHILLIPS, Thomas.

The History of the Life of Reginald Pole.

In Two Parts.

Published: Oxford: William Jackson, 1764

Stock code: 93051

Price: £475

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First edition of Phillips’ hagiographic portrait of the English cardinal and last Catholic Archbishop of Canterbury, holding the office during the Counter Reformation. With a contemporary twenty line holograph critical inscription on the front free endpaper.

2 volumes, quarto (274 206 mm). Contemporary half calf, red morocco label, spine lettered in gilt with raised bands, marbled sides, red speckled edges. Housed in a custom purple slipcase. Frontispiece and folding genealogical table. 2 armorial bookplates, one to front pastedown and one to first blank. Binding rubbed, headcaps worn, joint of volume I tender. Internally fine, overall a very good set.

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