Valuable Source on Queen Elizabeth's Parliaments D'Ewes, Sir Simonds [1602-1650], Compiler. Bowes, Paul [d. 1702], Editor. A Compleat Journal of the Votes, Speeches and Debates, Both of the House of Lords and House of Commons Throughout the Whole Reign of Queen Elizabeth, Of Glorious Memory. Collected by that Eminent Member of Parliament, Sir Simonds D'Ewes, Baronet. Published by Paul Bowes of the Middle-Temple Esq. London: Printed for Jonathan Robinson in St. Pauls Church-Yard [et al.], 1693. [x], 689,  pp. Frontispiece lacking. 3 pp. publisher catalogue at end of index. Folio (14-1/2" x 9-1/4). Contemporary paneled calf, rebacked in period style, raised bands and retained contemporary lettering piece, hinges mended. Moderate rubbing and a few shallow scuffs and light stains to boards, heavier rubbing to extremities with some wear to corners. Light toning to text, light soiling to upper margins in a few places, some edgewear to endleaves, light soiling and three owner signatures to title page, later annotations in pencil to rear free endpaper. $350. * Reissue of the first edition. Described as "a great and very valuable work" in the Dictionary of National Biography, this remains the most valuable source on the parliaments of Elizabeth I. Sweet & Maxwell note that it "supplies a chasm in the journals of the House of Commons, published by order of parliament." D'Ewes was an important English antiquarian. After his death his nephew, Paul Bowes, prepared the Journals for publication. This work was first published in 1682 as The Journals of All the Parliaments During the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. The second 1693 issue is designated "the second edition." Dictionary of National Biography V:903. English Short Title Catalogue R2624.
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