BURNET, Gilbert: La Vie de Guilme Bedell, Eveque de Kilmore en Irlande. Traduit de l’Anglois de M. le Docteur Burnet par L.D.M. [Louis Dumesnil].


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Amsterdam: Chez Pierre Savouret, Marchand-Libraire dans le Kalver-straat, 1687. 12mo. pp. [36], 240. Title vignette. Head-pieces and tail-piece; initials; printed marginalia. Modern blue cloth with original marbled stiff wrappers bound in. Edges untrimmed, browning to inside of wrapper, a few leaves at beginning dog-eared. Decorative bookplate of I. M. Moffat-Pender on front pastedown. A good copy.
COPAC with 7 locations only. The BL copy imperfect (wanting pp. 147, 148).
Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), Scottish Theologian and Historian, was fluent in Dutch, French, Latin, Greek, and Hebrew. He was respected as a Cleric, a Preacher, and an Academic, as well as a Writer and Historian and was associated with the Whig party. On Easter 1689 Burnet was consecrated Bishop of Salisbury and three days later was sworn as chancellor of the Order of the Garter. He was present at King William’s death bed. He was out of royal favour in the reign of Queen Anne. Burnet began his ‘History of My Own Time’ in 1683, covering the English Civil War and the Commonwealth of England to the Treaty of Utrecht of 1713. He wrote ‘The Life of William Bedell’ in 1685. This French edition was translated from the English by Louis Dumesnil.

[LI BC 3A]


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