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    Arthur Collins from Sir Henry Sidney, Sir Philip Sydney, Robert, Earl of Leicester, and Philip Lord Viscount Lisle: Two Volume Set of Letters and Memorials of State, in the Reigns of Queen Mary, Queen Elizabeth, King James, King Charles the First, Part of the Reign of King Charles the Second, and Oliver's Usurpation (London: Printed for T. Osborne, 1746), two volumes, volume I: 400 pages, volume II: 733 plus Errata page, modern dark brown cloth with black leather title plates on the spine lettered and bordered in gilt (spines read "SIDNEY'S STATE PAPERS"), folio (9" x 13.5"). Volume I has been bound with Memoirs of the Lives and Actions of the Sydneys, 180 pages plus Index. The binding on the set is about fine on both volumes. Both textblocks show mild foxing and toning, there is mild damp-staining to the early part of the text of volume I & two small stamps on the volume I title page from the Long Island Historical Society, and both volumes show a previous owner's signature on the title page, else very good.

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    October, 2007
    25th-26th Thursday-Friday
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