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Paul de Rapin The History of England 2 volumes London 1732
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Paul de Rapin The History of England 2 volumes London 1732

Abundantly illustrated historical book of England by Paul de Rapin: 'The History of England' in two volumes. A comprehensive description of the English history since occupation of the Romans till founding of the parties Whighs and Tories. Contained are four folding maps, genealogical tables and many copper engravings by George Vertue. London, James, John & Paul Knapton, 1732 and 1733.

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Abundantly illustrated historical book of England by Paul de Rapin: 'The History of England' in two volumes. A comprehensive description of the English history since occupation of the Romans till founding of the parties Whighs and Tories. Contained are four folding maps, genealogical tables and many copper engravings by George Vertue. London, James, John & Paul Knapton, 1732 and 1733.

AUTHOR:
Paul de Rapin (1661 - 1725), also Thoyras de Rapin, was a French Historian, who wrote under English flag. For more than 17 years he wrote on his lifework 'L'Histoire d'Angleterre' (The History of England), which finally in the year 1724 was published in French and soon was translated into English by Nicolas Tindal.

COPPER ENGRAVER:
George Vertue (1684 - 1756)

PUBLISHING HOUSE/ PRINT:
London, for James, John & Paul Knapton, 1732 and 1733

DESCRIPTION:
"The History of England" by Paul de Rapin, translated into English by N. Tindal with copper engravings by George Vertue, 2nd edition, London, printed for James, John and Paul Knapton, 1732 and 1733. Two volumes (of four) of these comprehensive history of England. The detailed books contain many copper engravings of the kings and monarchs of England, some genealogical tables and alltogether four folding maps of England, Scotland, Ireland and France. The two volumes are furthermore decorated with small copper engravings and beautiful text initials at the beginning of each chapter. The second volume furthermore contains an index of the monarchs with short description. Both volumes show at the title leaf a handwritten owners notation by Susannah Beale.

COVER:
- contemporary calf leather binding
- gilt embossed title on spine

SIZE:
- cover about h 40,0 cm x w 26,0 cm x d 7,5 cm

TYPE AREA:
- two- column print
- leaf size: about h 38,8 cm x w 34,0 cm
- type area: about h 35,0 cm x w 20,0 cm

WEIGHT:
- together about 9,03 kg

COLLATION:
Volume I:
- 2 blank leaves
- frontispiece
- title leaf
- 1 leaf dedication
- 4 leaves foreword
- 420 leaves content (numbered pages 9 till 849)
- 1 folding map
- 2 blank leaves
- probably complete

Volume II:
- 2 blank leaves
- frontispiece
- title leave
- 402 leaves content (numbered pages 3 till 807)
- 7 leaves index
- 2 leaves epilogue
- 4 leaves addition
- 2 blank leaves
- probably complete

ILLUSTRATION:
Volume I:
- frontispiece
- 4 folding maps
- 19 small copper engravings
- 39 full-paged copper engravings
- 3 double-paged copper engravings
- 12 genealogical tables, of them a 1 double-paged genealogical tree

Volume II:
- 6 small copper engravings
- 18 full-paged copper engravings
- 1 genealogical map in double-page size

CONDITION:
- good condition
Cover:
- rubbed with some missing parts
- edges and corners scuffed
- leather with some scratches
Paper:
- good paper quality, good print
- slight age-appropriate toning und staining
- genealogical tables partly with stronger toning
- partly short comments written by hand and some spots of ink
- partly small damages at the margin
- folding maps- and copper engravings partly with damages


 

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