The History of England from the Revolution to the accession of the Brunswick line. Vol. I.

London, J. Almon, 1768.

4to, pp. [2], 39, [1 blank], [1, ads], [1 blank]; without the half-title and second leaf of advertisements found in some copies; a very good, clean copy (washed?) in recent half green cloth and white paper boards, gilt.


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First edition of this Wilkes fragment, the introduction only of an unfinished work; the leaf of advertisements present here promises ‘the reigns of King William and Queen Anne are in the press and will speedily be published’.

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