With an additional engraved title page (plate), with "sold by Iohn Williams at ye Crane in St. P. Church-yard" in imprint. The first leaf bears "A declaration of the frontispice" signed: J.C., i.e. John Cleveland. The engraved title page and map are signed by William Marshall. Leaf 2N6 is blank. The last 14 leaves contain a chronological table and an index. Imprimatur at foot of leaf 2Q6v: Mart. 13. 1638. Imprimatur Cantabrigiæ per Thomam Buck. Ra. Brownrigg, Procan. Sam. VVard. Tho. Bainbrigg. Tho. Bachcrofts.
An extremely popular anti-Catholic (and anti-Jewish as well) account of the crusades, citing the cruel and impious behavior of popes and participants alike as a reason for the failure of the conquest of the Holy Land. Fuller, chaplain extraordinary to Charles II, was one of the earliest English historians thus to analyze the crusades as a historical event.
Folio, , 286,  pages,  leaves of plate (1 folded) : with map (modern reproduction of original). Bound in full brown leather with modern rebacking. Spine tanned. Some chipping and wear to boards. Significant archival repairs to leaves [fleuron]1-3, B2-3. Title page and engraved title page have open tears; missing portions of pages have been supplemented with modern reproductions. Some chipping and wear to edges of textblock. Textblock somewhat age-toned and foxed, with a few small scattered stains. The map included after p. 38 is not the original, which is lacking, but a modern reproduction. Closed tear to lower edge of p. 267 (text slightly impact but legibility unimpacted).
Armorial bookplate of the Drummond family, with the motto "Gang warily" on the inside of the front board. With ownership inscription reading "E Libris J Hunt" on verso of engraved title page. Pencil annotations.
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