AN INSTITUTION OF GENERAL HISTORY, or the HISTORY OF THE WORLD Being a complete body thereof, from the beginning of the world till the monarchy of Constantine the Great. Wherein are described the several empires, and the contemporaries with them, all distinctly and by themselves, and yet linked together by synchronisms. As also, the forms and models of governments, with the power and nature of their respective magistrates, customs, laws, and antiquities. All in such unbroken order and method as yet never was extant. The second edition with large additions.
London, Herringman Bassett, Crook & Cademan 1680 .. 1685 . Four Volumes in Three. Folio contemporary panelled calf blindtooled on 6 raised bands (lacks leather to top 4 compartments of vol.1, damage to bottom compartment of vol.2 and to top & bottom compartment of vol.3, all tips worn but all covers attached). Titlepage in red & black +pp +960pp +pair of Vertical Titles +pp index; Vol.2 license leaf + Title in red & black +pp prelims +727pp +pp index/errata with publisher's catalogue on verso; Vol.3 Title in red & black +pp prelims +208pp +pp index, Title in red & black +pp prelims +518pp +pp index; Vol.4 Title in red & black +pp prelims +464pp +pp index. Several pagination jumps & repeats but all catchwords and signatures correct. One 2.5 inch tear to upper margin and a few small marginal paper-faults, about 20 leaves with marginal worming never touching text. A very crisp, wide margined copy collating complete. The sub-titles vary as to periods/subjects they cover and the imprint of vol.2 no longer lists Harriman, the 3rd/4th volume is "for the widow of the author" (WING 3138).
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Keywords: history church religion