The State Letters of Henry Earl of Clarendon. Lord Lieutenant of Ireland during the Reign of K. James the Second: and His Lordship's Diary for the Years 1687, 1688, 1689, and 1690. From the originals in the possession of Richard Powney, with an appendix from Archbishop Sancroft's manuscripts in the Bodleian Library. Two Volumes. At the Clarendon Press Oxford, 1763. Pp (1) xxxvi, 476; (2) 337, [index]. Neat library stamp to title-page. A very good set, attractively rebound in quarter calf, marble boards, original title labels retained. Henry Hyde, 2nd earl of Clarendon, was made lord lieutenant of Ireland by James II in September 1665, where he became an unwilling instrument of the King’s desire to replace Protestants in high positions by Roman Catholics.