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Title: A New History of England, by Question and Answer. Extracted from the Most Celebrated English Historians, Particularly M. de Rapin Thoyras. The Third Edition, Corrected, and very much Improv'd by the Author.
Description: London: Printed for Tho. Astley..., 1736. 12mo (in 6s), pp. [viii], 231 [232 - 236 adverts, D3 signed D6, contemporary calf (worn); no free end-papers, front cover detached, rear joint cracked, later autograph "Alex Mitchell" on top margin of title-page. A poor copy. Lockman (1698 - 1771) published this also in a French and English version, viz. A New History of England, in English and French by Question and Answer. Extracted from the most Celebrated English Historians (1729; this seems to be the first edition). Also this present copy of the English only version is styled "The Third Edition" and was published in 1736, there is also a "Fourth Edition" published in 1732. Both versions of the work were popular throughout the 18th century. ESTC T155111 locates copies in BL and Bodleian; Library Company of Philadelphia and Chicago. A "Third Edition" of the French and English version was published by P. Vaillant in the same year.

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Price: GBP 220.00 = appr. US$ 314.16 Seller: John Price Antiquarian Books
- Book number: 6681

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