Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time

Bishop Burnet's History of his Own Time

 Gilbert Burnet; John Hynde Cotton, Sir; Philadelphia Cotton; Thomas Burnet, Sir

 London : Printed for Thomas Ward, 1724

2 volumes .  Folios.  Bound in later 3/4 leather over marbled boards. All edges marbled.  Marbled end pages.  Hinges cracked, boards detached.  ([16], 836, [2] pages; [22], 765, [1] pages)

Includes: V. 1. From the restoration of King Charles II to the settlement of King William Queen Mary at the revolution; to which is prefix'd a summary recapitulation of affairs in Church and State from King James I. to the Restoration in the year 1660.- v. 2. From the revolution to the conclusion of the treaty of peace, at Utrecht, in the reign of Queen Anne; to which is added the author's life, by the editor.  Edited by his son, Sir Thomas Burnet.  "In the second volume Burnet [the editor] promised to deposit the manuscript of both volumes in the Cotton library, but failed to fulfill his promise" (DNB). Refs: Lowndes I, 320; ESTC T144689.  Contains a first hand account of the reigns of James II and William and Mary.

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