A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second; with an Introductory Chapter. Charles James Fox.

A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second; with an Introductory Chapter.

London: Printed for William Miller by W. Bulmer and Co., 1808. 4to., xl, 293 pp., v, cli, engraved frontisportrait. Rebacked, full diced calf, gilt rules, dentelles, marbled edges and endpapers, backstrip with raised bands stamped in blind and gilt. Corners and edges of boards are rubbed and chipped, minor foxing to endpapers and flyleaves, otherwise internally bright: very good. First edition. Charles James Fox (1749–1806) politician and member of the Whig party, began work on A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second in 1799, it was researched in London and Paris, and members of his large group of friends (known as Foxites), were recruited to assist in the work. The work was never completed and was published posthumously, dealing only with the events of 1685. Referenced by Lowndes II p. 827. Item #108267

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