Catalogue Of The Clarendon State Papers Preserved In The Bodleian Library. Vol. V 1660-1726.
At The Clarendon Press.
With index to volumes iv and v. edited by f. j. routledge.
Fat 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. xvii + [i] + 942 +  pp. Bound in original orange cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper, which has slight edge wear neatly repaired. A little spotting of edges, but otherwise a very good copy. The final volume of the Clarendon State Papers deposited in the Bodleian Library, completing the publication of the five volumes by the Clarendon Press, Oxford, 1872-1970. The greater part of this volume consists of diplomatic correspondence around the time of the Second Dutch War, 1665-67, but it also contains material relating to Irish affairs when the second earl was Lord Lieutenant under James II and from when the third earl, then Lord Cornbury, was governor of New York. Edward Hyde, later first Earl of Clarendon (1609-74), statesman and MP, was chief advisor to Charles I during the First Civil War and Lord Chancellor, 1660-67. As a historian he is best known for his History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England.
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