Rapin's impartial history of England :
written originally in French; first translated into English by John Kelly ... This edition is an improvement on Kelly's, Morgan's, Lediard's, and Tindal's: with the continuation [including that of N. Tindal, and that of T.G. Smollet] to the year 1786. To which are added, explanatory notes; and a general index ... In two volumes. ...
|Main Creator:||Rapin de Thoyras, M. (Paul), 1661-1725.|
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London : printed by and for John Harrison, 1784-89.
Vol.2 is dated 1786, vols.3-5, 1789.
It seems that Kelly translated vol.1 only and Harrison relied thereafter on Tindal's translation and continuation; thus what began as a 2 vol. work, by vol.3 was considered to be a 4 vol. work and in fact became at least 5, which closes with the accession of George III.
The continuation to 1786 may not have been published, although vol.5 ends with: 'End of vol.1 of Tindal's continuation.
Vols.1-3 were issued in 146 parts, vols.4-5 in 109 parts.
Vol.5 is supplied with the titlepage to vol.4 with part of the number erased to read V.
Vol.2-5 bear the title: The history of England written originally in French by M. Rapind Theyras; vol.2 omits the word originally.
The work closes with the accession of Geo. III and so the continuation to the year 1786 is wanting. The D'Anville maps and the maps of the English counties are wanting.
Another copy of the portrs., pls., and maps, including the D'Anville maps and the maps of the English counties.
Physical description: 5v.,plates : ill., maps, ports. ; fol.