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    First Edition of a Landmark in English Historiography

    Dudley Digges. The Compleat Ambassador: or Two Treaties of the Intended Marriage of Qu: Elizabeth of Glorious Memory. London: Thomas Newcomb, 1655.

    First edition. Quarto. [16], 232, 231-414, 419-434, 439-441, [7] pages.

    Contemporary full speckled calf. Five raised bands with gilt titles and decorations in compartments. General minor rubbing and scuffing with strengthened joints and extremities. Treated abrasion at upper corner of front board. Front hinge cracked. Bookplate to front pastedown. Small scuff to fore-edge affecting rear board and modestly to pages. Engraved frontispiece. Mild toning with minimal foxing. A very good copy of this important work in English historiography.

    ESTC R22010.

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