Burnet, Gilbert. The History of the Reformation of the Church of England: with the Collection of Records, and a copious Index (4 volume set); Revised and Corrected, with additional Notes, and A Preface calculated to remove certain difficulties attending the perusal of this important History, by The Ev. E. Nares, D. D. With a Frontispiece, and Twenty-two Portraits. New York: D. Appleton & Company, 1843.
Four volumes in blue buckram, gilt titles to spines, 6 x 9 inches, xlvii., 592, xxxv., 652, xlvii., 543, 622 pp. with many plates, foxing, tight. Ex Bible college library with the usual additions/stamps; library labels removed from spines, light scuffing & tape residue at those spots. The bindings are serviceable and sturdy, but very plain and inartfully done. Good. Hardcover. 
Vols. I. & II. are 1843; Vol. III. is 1842; Vol. IV. is 1837 with a London imprint.
“...the Bishop of Salisbury's widely acclaimed history, based by Burnet as closely as possible on original records and papers. First printed in 1679 through 1714, this work was for many years considered the definitive source on its subject, though Burnet's aggressively Protestant and pro-parliamentary bias was questioned by some readers.” - Philadelphia Rare Books & Manuscripts Co. catalogue.
Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715), Anglican bishop of Salisbury. He was born in Edinburgh, educated at Aberdeen, and licensed to preach in the Scotch Church in 1661. His father was an Episcopalian and his mother a Presbyterian. Burnet was outspoken of his criticism of the bishops of the Scotch church, a trait which earned him the ill-will of Archbishop Sharp. In 1669 he was made the professor of divinity at Glasgow. “His published works totaled 58 sermons, 13 discourses and tracts in divinity, 18 tracts against popery, 26 tracts polemical, political, and miscellaneous, and 25 historical works and tracts. Burnet’s works in general do honor both to his head and heart…with rarely anything like elegance, there is a fluency and sometimes a rude strength in his style…” – M’Clintock & Strong.
“During the five years he remained at Saloun, he preached twice every Sunday, and once on one of the week-days: he catechized three times a week, so as to examine every parishioner, old or young, three times in the course of a year: he went round the parish from house to house, instructing, reproving, or comforting hem, as occasion required: the sick he visited twice a day: he personally instructed all such as gave notice of their intention to receive the communion.” - Life, by his son, Thomas Burnet, as quoted in Allibone.