THE HISTORIE OF THE CIVILL WARRES OF FRANCE, Written in Italian by H.C. Davila. Translated out of the Original. Complete in 15 books.
by Davila, Henrico Caterino
London: Printed by R. Raworth and are to be sold by W. Lee D. Pakeman and G. Bedell in Fleet-street, 1647. [ii], 1-407, [i] blank; [ii], 409-1478 pages. Lacks the license leaf before the title. Title-page with large engraved wreath within which letters "WA" and "CC" signifying the initials of the translators William Aylesbury and Charles Cotterell. Contains a second title-page (dated 1648) preceding page 409, with edges lightly trimmed, where the printer is disclosed as Ruth Raworth and the title reads: THE CONTINUATION AND CONCLUSION OF THE CIVILL WARRES OF FRANCE. First edition in English of a translation of: Historia delle guerre civili di Francia. ESTC R21290; Wing D413. Rainald Knightley, 1st Baron Knightley (October 22, 1819-December 19, 1895), known as Sir Rainald Knightley, 3rd Baronet, copy with an engraved armorial "Knightley Rainald Inveta Fortuna" bookplate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Contemporary ownership name of Henry Benson on front endpapers, title pages, and final page of text. The front endpapers are filled with notations in a contemporary hand, most likely by Benson, with notations in the same hand scattered lightly throughout the text. A few pages with marginal tears and or chips, several pages with minor creases, and a tiny strip of minor discoloration to the top edge of the final half of the text which is barely noticeable. An early rebacking has a new leather spine label, and has been expertly rehinged with tinted/colored Japanese tissue; retains the original tooled full-leather boards. First edition in English.. First Edition. Hardcover. Very good+ condition. Folio.
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