London; 1746: For T. Osborne. Half-Leather. Folio. In two volumes, portrait frontispiece, (2)pp. subscriber's list, 400pp.; xii, 733pp. errata. Bound in 3/4 contemporary calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt, some scuffing, wear and discoloration to calf, boards rubbed, minor light scattered foxing but mostly clean, early owner's armorial bookplate (Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, eighth baronet (1800-1869), landowner and thwarted urban developer; Hampstead Heath). containing the ancient state of Ireland; with characters and private memoirs; also, the ancient government of the principality of Wales; the wars between the Spaniards, and the States-General in the Netherlands; negotiations between the courts of England, France, &c.; the intrigues of the several courts of Queen Elizabeth, King James, and King Charles the First; with other remarkable transactions, both at home and abroad, during those times, not hitherto known; faithfully transcribed from the originals . whereunto is added, genealogical and historical observations; also memoirs of the lives and actions of the Sydney's, and their noble ancestors, the Dudley, Earl of Leicester, wrote by Sir Philip Sydney. (Inventory #: 4366)
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