"THE GRAND FINALE IN A GREAT DRAMA"
(JAMES II) FOX, Charles James. A History of the Early Part of the Reign of James the Second. London, 1808.
First edition, very scarce large-paper issue, of Fox’s well-known History of James II, whose controversial reign ended with England's Glorious Revolution, laying the "ground rules for the British constitutional monarchy." An excellent, wide-margined copy in contemporary calf, extra-illustrated with three contemporary engravings, from the library at Painswick House, with the Hyett emblem in gilt on the covers. $3000.