A Brief Historical Relation Of State Affairs From September 1678 To April 1714.




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In six volumes. contents: vol. i, 1678-1689; vol. ii. 1690-1692; vol. iii 1693-1695; vol. iv. 1696-1700; vol. v. 1701-1705; vol. vi. 1706-1714.

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SIX VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 9 inches. Vol. I, 621 pp.; Vol. II, [ii] + 655 pp.; Vol. III, [ii] + 568 pp.; Vol. IV, [ii] + 724 pp.; Vol. V, [ii] + 629 pp.; Vol. VI, [ii] + 848 pp., with index. Bound in library green buckram, gilt. Top edges gilt. Extremities a little worn, but otherwise a very good set. Library stamps of the Public Record Office and Historical Manuscripts Commission (transferred 1959, with bookplates), withdrawn from The National Archives Library, 2007. A detailed relation of parliamentary debates over a period of some thirty six years, covering the later reign of Charles II and those of James II (with the Revolution of 1688), William III and Queen Anne. It is a valuable source for the politics of his time as the actual debates were not described in the official record. The narrative also covers notable events at home and abroad, diplomacy, literature and the arts. The text is based on the diaries of Narcissus Luttrell (1657-1732), diarist, historian and bibliographer, who was MP for two Cornish boroughs, 1679-81 and 1691-95. The diary ends abruptly in mid-sentence in April 1714, and it is possible that there were originally other volumes of it, now lost. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING.

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