A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects: But chiefly such as relate to the History and Constitution of these Kingdoms (12 vols.)

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A Collection of Scarce and Valuable Tracts, on the Most Interesting and Entertaining Subjects: But chiefly such as relate to the History and Constitution of these Kingdoms (12 vols.)

SOMMERS, Lord John (ed.)

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John, Baron Sommers (or Somers) (1651-1716) was an English statesman, chief minister to King William III from 1696 to 1700. He went on to become chief architect of the union between England and Scotland in 1707. These "tracts" were compiled from his valuable collection of papers and manuscripts. The writing covers Britain's history during the Tudor and Stuart eras and comprises narratives, advertisements, letters, speeches, wills, drafts of acts, etc. A second edition was edited by Sir Walter Scott in early 19th century.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: F. Cogan
  • Edition: Revised by Eminent Hands
  • Date Published: 1748
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a

Details

  • Condition: Good+
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    1748-52. 12 volumes out of 16: 592; 602; 608; 584; 512; 512; 511; 492; 423; 471; 448; 453 p. Includes 1st collection vols. 1-4, 2nd collection vols. 1-3, 3rd collection vol. 4, 4th collection vols. 1-4. 16 cm. Full leather with raised bands and some gold impressing remaining on spines. Front board detached on first collection volume 1. 8 volumes are missing at least one spine label. 6 volumes have chipped spine ends. Hinges tender in first three collections and most corners bumped. Bookplates on most front pastedowns. Some foxing and staining, especially endpapers. Minor tears, chips, holes, creases, pencil notations on front endpapers.

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