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RYMER (Thomas). Foedera, conventiones, literae et cujuscunque generis acta publica, inter reges Angliae, et alios quosvis imperatores, reges, pontifices, principes, vel communitates.1704

London: A. & J. Churchill, First edition, 20 volumes, folio (388 x 233mm), [38], 900, 13; [18], 1092; [25], 1036; [24], 844; [26], 876; [18], 763; [19], 859; [19], 775; [19], 923; [6], 852, [12 (Index chronologicus, usually bound at beginning)]; [16], 852; [15], 804; [14], 804; [13], 801; [17], 807; [14], 794; [11], 680, [162 (Index nominum), 87 (Index locorum)], 125; [17], 1060; [14], 780; [15], 802pp., 16 engraved plates (7 folding in vol. 1; 5 folding in vol. 6; portrait in vol. 9; 1 folding in vol. 13; 2 in vol. 14), with the blind stamp of the Earls of Macclesfield, eighteenth-century calf, spines heavily gilt tooled, occasional staining at foot of page (e.g. vols 7-9), some browning or spotting (more so in vols 10 and 17), gathering 4O and 4N in vol. 1 transposed, Index chronologicus in vol. 10 misbound, hinges to vol. 11 repaired, with staining to lower half of some covers, some joints lightly cracked and a couple of head caps chipped but overall a very nice set in a contemporary binding. Rymer was appointed historiographer to the king in 1692 and soon began the undertaking of transcribing and publishing all the public alliances, treaties and confederacies of England with other countries, sponsored by Charles Montagu and Lord Somers. When Rymer died in 1713 Robert Sanderson, previously joint editor, took over the project and edited volumes 17-20. Volume 17, published in 1717, was copiously indexed and thereafter the volumes appeared at irregular and lengthy intervals (1726, 1732 and 1735). As a result complete sets of the first edition of Foedera are rare at auction, the last being the Evelyn copy in 1977.

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