London; 1732 and 1751: For James, John and Paul Knapton. Folio. Item #022052
Second edition. In five volumes translated from the original French by Nicolas Tindal (1687- 27 June 1774). Here, Tindal continued Rapin's the work adding three more volumes. Tindal later did a 13 volume translation. Tindal enlarged the volumes in their second edition (1732) to contain notes, genealogical tables and maps of his own composition. For James, John and Paul Knapton, London; 1732 Vol. I: For James, John and Paul Knapton, London; 1732 849(1)pp. Frontispiece plus 44 engravings, 4 maps. Vol. II: For James, John and Paul Knapton, London; 1732. 807pp., pp. index, 12pp. Frontispiece plus 17 engraving. The heads of the Kings of England. Vol. III. [but vol. I] For John and Paul Knapton, London 1751. The Continuation 796pp. Leaves (toned) Frontispiece plus 16 engravings, 4 maps. Vol. IV [but vol. II: For John and Paul Knapton; London, 1751. The Continuation].706pp. pp. index, 16 maps (Calif. As an Island) Frontispiece plus 18 engravings, some toning to leaves and maps. Vol. V : For John and Paul Knapton, London; 1751. , 274, iv, 40, 22, 37 full page engravings, 52 folding maps or plans. A Summary of Mr. Rapin de Throyras’s History of England and of Mr. Tindal’s Continuation from the Invasion of Julius Caesar, to the End of the Reign of King George I. Engraved vignette title page in red and black. From the library of John Somerset Pakington, 1st Baron of Hampton with his bookplate. A very nice set bound in contemporary calf ruled in gilt, a few earlier cosmetic to corners and joints, original gilt decorated spines, red and black contrasting labels gilt, some spine ends chipped, vol. I lacks front blank, others replaced during cosmetics.