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The History of Hampton Court Palace Volume 2 (Paperback) Loot Price: R469
Discovery Miles 4 690
The History of Hampton Court Palace Volume 2 (Paperback): Ernest Philip Alphonse Law

The History of Hampton Court Palace Volume 2 (Paperback)

Ernest Philip Alphonse Law

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1898 Excerpt: ...and thence towards Southampton. The evening was dark and stormy; and as Charles was going away, he dropped on the road, in the dirt, a book, which he happened to have with him, and to which the following curious history attaches. While Charles was negotiating at this Palace with the officers of the army, he wanted to refer to a certain rare tract which had been published at an early period in the contest between the King and Parliament. He accordingly requested his faithful attendants Colonel Legge and Mr. Arthur Trevor to try and see if they could not procure it for him. After applying at all the ordinary shops and booths where such things were sold, they had recourse to a certain bookseller named George Thomason, who as early as the year 1640 had conceived the idea of preserving every tract published by either side, and who was at this time collecting them and continued to do so until the year 1660, with the most extraordinary care and perseverance. He was obliged to work 1 Ludlow's Memoirs, p. 92. See also post, p. 157. out his design in secret, with the assistance of confidential servants, as he was known, or suspected to be a Royalist, and it was therefore dangerous for him to be housing treasonable literature against the Roundheads. At first they buried the volumes as they collected them, but the tracts and pamphlets issued during that stirring time amounted to at least thirty thousand pieces, and forming, as they now stand in the British Museum, no less than two thousand volumes, they soon became too numerous to be concealed in this way. "The owner, dreading that the ruling government would seize on the collection, watched the movements of the army of the Commonwealth, and carried this itinerant library in every opposite direction. Many were its...

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Imprint: Rarebooksclub.com
Country of origin: United States
Release date: May 2012
First published: 2010
Authors: Ernest Philip Alphonse Law
Dimensions: 246 x 189 x 5mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 96
ISBN-13: 978-1-152-30685-1
Categories: Books
LSN: 1-152-30685-5
Barcode: 9781152306851

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