An Essay on the Memory of the Late Queen. Gilbert Burnet.

An Essay on the Memory of the Late Queen

Hardcover, London: Printed for Ric. Chiswell At the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1695. First Edition. Very Good. Gilbert Burnet was Bishop of Salisbury when he wrote this essay on Queen Mary II of England, Scotland, and Ireland (ruling 1689-1694). Queen Mary II was the oldest daughter of King James II. James was a Catholic, but Mary was Protestant. Mary was married to Willliam of Orange in 1677 when she was 15. When the English rose up against their Catholic King in the Glorious Revolution of 1688, the crown ended up being offered to Mary (and her husband William). They ruled jointly as William and Mary although William was the dominant party when he was physically present in England. Mary ruled for 2.5 years alone due to William's frequent absences. Bishop Gilbert Burnet was very close to William. This book was rebound by a previous owner in the late 1800s or early 1900s. It is bound in quarter leather with marbled paper covered boards. The binding is in Near Fine condition with only minor wear. The textblock (printed in 1695) is in Very Good condition with only the occassional age spot until page 180 where the upper corner is dampstained. Dampstaining continues until the end of the book. Textblock includes 3 pages of publisher's ads in the back that are not paginated. Ships same or next business day well protected in a box. ; 16mo 6" - 7" tall; 197 pages. [Item #77872]

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