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Edward Hyde, Earl of Clarendon: History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in Ireland

Reference Code: GBR/0012/MS Add.4347-4348

Scope and Contents

Two copies of Lord Clarendon's History of the rebellion and civil wars in Ireland, titled a 'Short View of the State and Condition of Ireland from the Year 1640 to this Time'. One is an anonymous copy of 87 folios. On p. 170: 'Robt. Taylor' (c. 1690). Outside the back cover: 'Sir Arthur Achison, Bart.' (19th century). The second is an imperfect copy of 45 folios. This copy breaks off at the head of p. 95 of the printed edition. A contemporary hand has noted the name of the author in the margin at the head of fo. 1, and made marginal notes, among them being frequent references under the head 'Burt' to Edmund Borlase's History of the Irish rebellion (1662).


  • Creation: 1690 (Circa)


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2 volume(s) (2 volumes paper) : paper

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Immediate Source of Acquisition

MS.Add.4347 was bought by Henry Bradshaw at the sale of the library of the 4th Earl of Gosford, descendant of Sir Arthur Acheson, 1884; MS.Add.4348 was bought by Henry Bradshaw from William Ridler, second-hand bookseller, 1885. Received from the collection of Henry Bradshaw, 1905.

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