London; 1746: For T. Osborne. Half-Leather. Folio. Item #4366
In two volumes, portrait frontispiece, (2)pp. subscriber's list, 400pp.; xii, 733pp. errata. Bound in 3/4 contemporary calf over marbled paper covered boards with matching marbled endpapers, all edges marbled. raised bands ruled in gilt, lettering gilt; light wear at extremities, some fading at leather spines; light occasional age-toning, mostly marginal, internally clean. Early owner's armorial bookplate (Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson, eighth baronet (1800-1869), landowner and thwarted urban developer; Hampstead Heath). containing the ancient state of Ireland; with characters and private memoirs; also, the ancient government of the principality of Wales; the wars between the Spaniards, and the States-General in the Netherlands; negotiations between the courts of England, France, &c.; the intrigues of the several courts of Queen Elizabeth, King James, and King Charles the First; with other remarkable transactions, both at home and abroad, during those times, not hitherto known; faithfully transcribed from the originals . whereunto is added, genealogical and historical observations; also memoirs of the lives and actions of the Sydney's, and their noble ancestors, the Dudley, Earl of Leicester, wrote by Sir Philip Sydney. A very good copy, indeed.