The History of the Reign of Philip the Third, King of Spain. The First Four Books By Robert Watson, LL.D. Principal of the United College in the University of St. Andrew's. The Two Last By William Thomson, LL.D
WATSON, Robert; THOMSON, William
This collaborative history was begun by Robert Watson (ca.1730–1781), Scottish minister and academic, but edited and completed by William Thomson (1746-1817) after Watson's death. The publication of this work established Thomson's literary reputation, and he went on to publish numerous pamphlets, biographies, memoirs, and treatises. The weak King Philip III of Spain (ruled 1598 -1621) may seem a rather uninteresting historical subject, but his significance lies in the fact that Spain's decline as a world power began in his reign.
- Publisher: G. G. J. and J. Robinson, et al
- Edition: Second Edition
- Date Published: 1786
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: Very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
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2 vols.: , 460; , 389,  p. Full leather. Front hinge cracking in vol. 1. Corners bumped. Bookplates on front pastedowns. Some rough page edges at the rear of vol. 1 from approximately 413 to 441.