BUDGELL, E. Esq. Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Earl of Orrery, and of the Family of the Boyles.

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Memoirs of the Life and Character of the Earl of Orrery, and of the Family of the Boyles. Containing several curious facts, and pieces of history, from the Reign of Queen Elizabeth, to the present times: extracted from original papers and manuscripts, never yet printed. With a short account of the controversy between the late Earl of Orrery and the Reverend Dr. Bentley; and some select letters of Phalaris, the famous Sicilian Tyrant: translated from the Greek. The second edition. With engraved portrait frontispiece of Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery, Baron Boyle of Marston & Baron Broghill.

London: Printed for W. Mears, at the Lamb in the Old Bailey, 1732. pp. xl, 258, [(2 (advertisement)]. Contemporary full panelled calf. Spine and corners professionally rebacked. Name erased and cut from titlepage with paper repair. Occasional foxing and traces of old ink stain to margin of titlepage.
A good copy.

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