Finely bound in the original full aniline calf. Professionally and period-sympathetically rebacked with red and black Morocco gilt-blocked labels and raised bands; very impressively finished. Corners sharp with an overall tight, bright and clean impression. Minor library marks remain internally, with Falmouth Free Library bookplates to endpapers of vols. 1, 2 & 4. ; 8vo 8" - 9" tall; Physical description: 4 v. : fronts. (ports.) plates (part fold.) ; 20 1/2 cm. Subjects: Wolsey, Thomas, 1475?-1530 -- Biography -- Great Britain -- History -- 15th / 16th century. Notes: Vol. 1 published anonymously; prefaces of v. 2-4 signed J. Grove. Vol. 2-4 contain, in the form of foot-notes: The secret history of the cardinal, by George Cavendish - this is a reprint of the 1641 ed. of his: Negotiations of Thomas Wolsey. cf. Dict. nat. biog., vol. IX, p. 346. 4 Kg. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: The history of the life and times of ...
Publisher: London : Printed by J. Purser, for the author, 1742-1744
Publication Date: 1744
Edition: First Edition.
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