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    [British History]. [Queen Elizabeth]. [Shakespeare]. Group of Five Books about Elizabethan England. Various publishers and dates. Octavos. Three ex-library. Publishers' bindings, two in dust jackets. Two with spines sunned. One has tear on head of spine and some dampstaining on lower portion of spine and covers, affecting small area of tail edge. Good to very good. From the Krown & Spellman Collection.

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    Volume I: Portrait of Rapin, detached and bent with top edge torn, by George Vertue; 33 full-page portraits by Vertue, 3 folding maps (torn & soiled), 7 folding genealogical tables, 18 engraved head-piece vignettes; Volume 2, portrait of Tindal by van der Gucht, 14 full-page portraits by Vertue, folding genealogy of King James, text cuts of coins, 5 engraved vignette head-pieces.

    Published in 84 parts; individual parts may be of various impressions and editions. The final page of vol.2 headed: 'Books printed for John and Paul Knapton'; a variant has 'Now publishing by subscription (this copy)'. The work was extended by Nicholas Tindal in his 'The history of England', vols.3-4, London, 1744-47 (not present here). ESTC t140780 & n64862

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