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The Historie of the Holy Warre. The Holy State. The Profane State by Thomas Fuller - Hardcover - 1652 - from E C Books and

The Historie of the Holy Warre. The Holy State. The Profane State

by Thomas Fuller

Condition: Fair/N

London : Printed by R D forJohn Williams, 1652 A fair copy of Thomas Fuller's Historie of the Holy Warre, bound with his Holy State and Profane State. Classed as 'fair' because the binding has wear and the Holy Warre has a very old replacement title page and lacks the 'declaration of the frontispiece'. With folding map, decorative frontispiece/title page, and 20 engraved portraits and decorative initial capitals. The full leather binding has contemporary calf boards which have reinforced and repaired corners to the front board, and worn corners and edges to the back board. A new spine was added, probably in the 1800's and this is worn with some splitting to spine joints - particularly at the front. Internally there is a bookplate of Chelsea Public Libraries to the front pastedown with a note that this book was donated by Mrs Rutson. Contents: folding map (some repair); decorative frontispiece/title page (with browning, some dog-earing, and trimming); hand-drawn replica title page - including a very good drawing of the crown - which assumes that the edition is the 3rd edition - when it is probably 4th; text in 5 books - 286pp (browning to some sections, p207 with wrinkled edges; some spotting in Bk V); Preface to the Chronologie 1p; Table 20pp; Catalogue of authors 2pp; table index 6pp; Finis. Blank leaf. Decorative title page - The Holy State 1648; further title page - 3rd edition 1652; To the Reader 2pp; Index 2pp; text in 4 books with 17 engraved portraits (some damage to side margins with no text loss pp 17-33, Chelsea stamp to bottom margin p100, p122 some spot damage has affected small areas of text); title page 'The Profane State' 1652; text pp 343-510 with 3 engraved portraits (Chelsea stamp in margin p510); Finis (some staining to the bottom page edges of Profane State can be seen in bottom margin from time to time). Overall contents clean and most pages in good nearing very good condition.
  • Bookseller: E C Books GB (GB)
  • Bookseller Inventory #: 032020
  • Title: The Historie of the Holy Warre. The Holy State. The Profane State
  • Author: Thomas Fuller
  • Illustrator: William Marshall
  • Format/binding: Full-Leather
  • Book condition: Used - Fair
  • Jacket condition: N
  • Quantity available: 1
  • Binding: Hardcover
  • Publisher: Printed by R D forJohn Williams
  • Place: London
  • Date published: 1652
  • Keywords: holy warre; crusades; thomas fuller; profane state; seventeenth century history; mrs rutson
  • Bookseller catalogs: HISTORY; RELIGION;
  • Subjects: HISTORY / General; RELIGION / General;
  • Size: 4to - over 9¾ - 12" tall


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