Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time
Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time


Bishop Burnet's History of His Own Time

BURNET, Bishop Gilbert

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The first 3 volumes of this set were published in 1725. Volumes 4-6, not included here, were not published until 1753. Containing Vol. 1: A summary recapitulation of affairs in Church and State, from K. King I to the Restoration in 1660; and The History of the Reign of K. Charles II from 1660-1670. Vol 2: The rest of the Reign of King Charles II from 1670-1685. Vol. 3: The History of the Reign of King James II to the Settlement of K. William and Q. Mary on the Throne, in 1689. With an alphabetical index to the three volumes. Author, and Bishop of Salisbury, Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715) was an academic and historian who wrote this history of England in 1724. He would later continue the history with three more volumes in 1753.

Publication Info

  • Publisher: Printed for the Company of Booksellers
  • Edition: n/a
  • Date Published: 1725
  • Place Published: London
  • ISBN: n/a


  • Condition: Very good
  • Signed: No
  • Dust Jacket: No
  • Jacket Condition: n/a
  • Details:
    3 vols. 16 cm. Gold design work on raised spines. Vol. 1: [28p] 1-506p. Vol. 2: [16p] 507-1058p. Vol. 3: [13p] 1059-1418, [85p.]. Vol. 1 features inscription signed "Dr. Johnson" but it is an note added by the owner because signature does not match Samuel Johnson's hand. Ex. library with only sign being the small labels affixed to the pastedown front endpapers of each volume. Faded spines with no remaining labels. Worn boards and spines worn with hinges exposed at edges of front board in Volume 1 . Small wormholes in the outer margins in Volume 2. Minor discolouration and occasional spotting throughout from age. Text clear and pages clean.

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