Clarendon, Edward The History of the Rebellion and Civil War...

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Clarendon, Edward The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England, begun in the Year 1634. Dublin, 1719 3 vols. quarto, fine engraved portrait in vol. 1, original calf bindings, list of subscribers in vol. 1, handsomely printed with fine type ornaments. The first Irish edition of one of the great works of English literature and "the most valuable of all the contemporary accounts of the Civil Wars. ... His characters are not simply bundles of characteristics, but consistent and full of life, sketched sometimes with affection, sometimes with light humour" [Dictionary National Biography]. Contains much on Ireland. (3)

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