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British History

Besides the early British imprints already noted, the collections contain more than four hundred volumes of English history, including many volumes pertaining to the Glorious Revolution and the Restoration, biographies of the monarchs, histories of London, and other similar items. The published works of Professor Roger Howell (Bowd. 1958 and president 1968-78), an eminent American scholar of British history, are included in the Bowdoin College Authors Collection.


Selected holdings:

Francis Bacon
The Historie of the Reigne of King Henry the Seventh, London, 1641
Raphael Holinshed
The Chronicles of England, Scotland, and Ireland, London, 1587
David Hume
The History of Great Britain under the House of Stuart, 2nd ed., London, 1759
Catherine Macaulay
The History of England from the Accession of James I to the Elevation of the House of Hanover, 3rd ed., London, 1769
[Popish Plots]
Two volumes with the binders' title Popish Plots containing a collection of pamphlets from the 1680s, during the reign of Charles II
John Thurloe
A Collection of the State Papers of John Thurloe, Esq.; Secretary, First to the Council of State ..., London, 1742
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