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CLARENDON, Edward Hyde, Earl of.

The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England....

A new edition.

Availability: In stock

Published: Oxford at the Clarendon Press, 1807

Stock Code: 106106

£1,875
OR On display in 100 Fulham Road

Notes

Large paper issue - Lowndes notes that only 50 such sets were printed - of this very appealing Oxford edition presented here in a choice Regency binding. First published between 1702 and 1707 (with the first octavo edition appearing in 1705-06) Clarendon's great History has "remained in the mind because of his literary achievementthe fashioning of the most sophisticated and finely balanced history yet written in English (or written for a long time afterwards)and for an unmistakable rhetorical voice. Clarendon's writingsand his own lifewere steeped in the literary stoicism of the early seventeenth century; but in the History he created a distinctive work of art based on a highly wrought style, a forensic dissection of character and issue, and a sense of the depth of individuals' moral responsibility for their action" (ODNB). A lovely set.

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Description

3 volumes bound as 6, tall octavo (265 x 171 mm). Contemporary dark blue straight-grained morocco, raised bands, titles and decorations to compartments gilt, two-line gilt border on sides enclosing attractive intertwined dot-and-Greek-key roll tool, all edges gilt, gilt roll tool turn-ins, marbled endpapers.

Illustrations

Engraved title page vignette of the Clarendon Building.

Condition

Extremities very lightly rubbed and bumped, light browning to flyleaves, occasional minor foxing to margins. An excellent set.

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