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BURNET, Gilbert.

The History of the Reformation of the Church of England.

The Fourth Edition, with Additions, Alterations, and Amendments; communicated to the Author by several Hands.

Published: London: for J. Walthoe and B. Tooke; J. Nicholson; D. Midwinter and B. Cowse, 1715

Stock code: 29708

Price: £675

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First edition of the third volume, the supplement; fourth edition of the first two volumes, which were first published in 1679–81. Burnet’s work, the first attempt to write such an account from authentic sources, launched modern historiography of the English Reformation.

3 volumes, quarto. Contemporary full panelled calf, red and green labels, spines attractively gilt with floral tools and leaf sprays, raised bands, covers with triple gilt rules enclosing central blind panels. Engraved frontispieces to vols. I and II. Front joint of vol. I cracked but held by corners, extremities a little worn, but still a very good clean set in an attractive contemporary binding.

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