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Osborne, Francis 1658b

[Osborne, Francis]. Historical Memoires on the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, and King James.London: Printed by J. Grismond, and are to be sold by T. Robinson bookseller in Oxon, 1658. [24], 108, [20], 148 pp. Illus., ports. 12⁰.

This or another one of the same year may be the first printing]]. First leaf blank. In two parts with separate t.-ps and pagination. Pt. 1: 'Traditional memoires on the raigne of Queen Elizabeth'; pt. 2: 'Traditionall memoyres on the raigne of King Iames'. Continuous register. Apparently some copies issued with engraved port. of Queen Elizabeth as first leaf, some copies also with additional port. of King James on leaf inserted before pt. 2.


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