MEMOIRS OF WHAT PAST IN CHRISTENDOM, FROM THE WAR BEGUN 1672 TO THE PEACE CONCLUDED 1679. [VOLUME II]. Sir William Temple.
MEMOIRS OF WHAT PAST IN CHRISTENDOM, FROM THE WAR BEGUN 1672 TO THE PEACE CONCLUDED 1679. [VOLUME II]
MEMOIRS OF WHAT PAST IN CHRISTENDOM, FROM THE WAR BEGUN 1672 TO THE PEACE CONCLUDED 1679. [VOLUME II]

MEMOIRS OF WHAT PAST IN CHRISTENDOM, FROM THE WAR BEGUN 1672 TO THE PEACE CONCLUDED 1679. [VOLUME II]

London: Printed By R.R. For Ric. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Churchyard, London, 1692. Second Edition. Leather_bound. NOTE: Temple's memoirs ran to three volumes with this being the only one published during his lifetime, and Temple destroyed Volume I.

[6] 392 pages. Stated Second edition on title page. Professionally rebound in 3/4 brown leather over orange boards, octavo [12x19cm.] Four raised bands with spine titles and rules in gilt. New endpapers, text clean with even toning and light foxing to margins. Very Good. Item #76840

Temple [1628-1699] was a diplomat for the Crown, and this concerns his duties during the English wars with ths Dutch. Upon retirement, Temple turned to writing and is regarded as a fine essayist and Jonathan Swift edited his memoirs when he served as his secretary. Swift's "Battle of the Books" was written as a reply to to critics of Temple's essay "Upon Ancient and Modern Times."

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