1680 · London
by William Howel, LL. D. sometimes Fellow of Magdalen College in Cambridge
London: Printed for Henry Herringman, Thomas Bassett, at the George in Fleetstreet, William Crook at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, and William Cademan at the Pope's Head in the New Exchange, 1680. Second edition with large additions. Hardcover. VG overall, with exception of leather cracked along outer hinge of front board on Volume 1 which also lacks ffep, but cords are intact and holding. Full leather with 6 raised-bands each volume and embossed square on front covers. Ancient paper labels on spines with hand-written titles. Volume 1: 960, (2), (32 pp. index) NOTE that pages 775 to 849 were printed twice, with the pages that are chronologically correct being in parentheses, along with other printer's mistakes in page numbering. Volume 2: license leaf + Title in red & black +(12), 727, (1), (10), (2) final 2 pp. contain Errata and List of other books for sale. Book 3 contains VOlume 2b and 3All volumes with the bookplate of "The Most Honourable Marques John of Tueeddale Earl of Gifford, Viscount Walden Lord Hay of Yester & c." showing his Coat of Arms. [Franks Bequest No. 566, 14192]. A vbery nice set of the publicationm with the first 2 books containing volumes 1 and 2a, and the third volume containing both 2b and Volume 3 of this set. Extraordinary bookplate in each volume, attractive bindings. Title pages in red and black; side-notes./ Subtitle varies./ Part 2b] has title: An institution of general history, or the history of the ecclesiastical affairs of the world. Contemporary with the second part./ The words "second edition with large additions" occur on the title page of part 1 only./ Publication statement varies. Volume. 2[a]: Printed for Thomas Bassett at the George in Fleetstreet, William Crook at the Green Dragon without Temple-Bar, and William Cademan at the Pope's Head in the New Exchange, 1680. Volume 2b and 3 were printedf after the author's death, and are both contained in the third book of this set. Volume 2[b]: Printed for the author's widdow by M. Flesher, 1685 ; and Volume 3: Printed for the authour's widow, by Miles Flesher, MDCLXXXV./ Statement of responsibility appears after edition statement./ Includes errata ([Part 2a], unnumbered page 12 at end)./ [Part 1]: 10 unnumbered pages, 152, 177-264, 269-479 pages, 1 unnumbered page, 545-850, 775-960 pages, 32 unnumbered pages ; [Part 2a]: 12 unnumbered pages, 201, 206-448, 473-727 pages, 13 unnumbered pages ; [Part 2b]: 6 unnumbered pages, 125, 128-208 pages, 4 unnumbered pages ; [Part 3]: 4 unnumbered pages, 518 pages, 10 unnumbered pages ; [Part 4]. 6 unnumbered pages, 464 pages, 8 unnumbered pages./ Parts 1-2 were first issued in 1661./ Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
(Inventory #: 166496)