The Parliamentary or Constitutional History of England. Vols. 1-23
By Several Hands
Parliamentary records from the Conquest to 1660, with most emphasis upon the Civil War era. Contains many documents from the time period otherwise lost. Title continues: "Being a Faithful Account Of all the Most remarkable Transactions In Parliament, From the earliest Times. Collected From the Journals of both Houses, the Records, original Manuscripts, scarce Speeches, and Tracts; all compared with the several Contemporary Writers, and connected, throughout, with the History of the Times. By Several Hands. Vol. I. From the Conquest to the Deposal of King Richard II. Vol. II. From the Accession of King Henry IV, to the Death of King Henry VII. Vol. III. From the Accession of King Henry VIII to the Fifth Year of Queen Elizabeth. Vol. IV. Which finishes the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Vol. V. From the Accession of King James I to the Twenty-first Year of his Reign. Vol. VI. From the Twenty-first Year of King James I to the Second of King Charles I. Vol. VII. From the Second Year to the Fourth of King Charles I. Vol. VIII. From the Fourth Year of King Charles I to the Meeting of the Long Parliament, Nov. 3 1640. Vol. IX. From the first Meeting of the Long Parlament November 3, 1640, to their Recess, in September 1641. Vol. X. From the Meeting of the Parliament after the Recess, October 20, 1641, to May 19, 1642. Vol. XI. From May 20, 1642, to the Battle of Edgehill in October following. Vol. XII. From the Call of the House of Commons, November 1, 1642, till the Convention at Oxford, in January 1643. Vol. XIII. From the First of January 1643, to the Battle of Naseby, in June 1645. Vol. XIV. From the Battle of Naseby, in June 1645, to July 1, 1646. XV. From July 1, 1646, to June 22, 1647. Vol. XVI. From June 23, 1647, to Feb. 10, 1647/8. Vol. XVII. From the Declaration upon the Vote against any further Application to the King, in February 1647, to Cromwell's March into Scotland in September, 1648. Vol. XVIII. From September 30, 1648, to the Beheading of the King, the Dissolution of the House of Lords, the Abolishing of Monarchy, and the Commons assuming to themselves the Supreme Authority of the Nation. Vol. XIX. From the Commencement of the Commonwealth in February, 1648, to the Marching of the Scots Army into England, under the Command of King Charles the Second, in August, 1651. Vol. XX. From the Marching of the Scots Army into England, under the Command of King Charles the Second, in August, 1651, to the Meeting of Cromwell's third Parliament, in September, 1656. XXI. From the Meeting of Cromwell's third Parliament, in September, 1656, to the great Confusions in October, 1659. Vol. XXII. From the Disturbances in October, 1659, to the Restoration of the King; and an Adjournment of the Convention Parlament in September, 1660. Vol. XXIII. From the Meeting of the Parliament, after a short Adjournment, November 6, to the Dissolution of it, December 29, 1660.
- Publisher: Thomas Osborne and William Sandby
- Edition: First Edition
- Date Published: 1751-1761
- Place Published: London
- ISBN: n/a
- Condition: ex library-very good
- Signed: No
- Dust Jacket: No
- Jacket Condition: n/a
23 vols.: 12, , 507; 451; 438; 507; 531; 495; 453; 505; 498; 542; 489; 486; 522; 479; 504; 524; 502; 556; 511; 479; 479; 495; vii, 378 p. Vol. 24 or index volume missing. 20 cm. Full leather with gilt trim on spines. Burgundy and black spine labels. All edges red. Ex library with ink stamps on text block edges, labels on front pastedowns, blind stamps on title pages and elsewhere. Some wear to extremities, bumpeded corners, cracks and chips to a few labels (especially vols. 21 & 22). Some fading to red edges on vol. XIII. Pages clean and bright.