THE 17th CENTURY, CIVIL WAR AND RESTORATION, A COLLECTION
i) [Verstegan (Richard)] [A Restitution of Decayed Intelligence: in Antiquities. Concerning the Most Noble and Renowned English Nation], 1628, London, J. Bill, 8vo, lacking prelims and title, preserving contemporary 'Thomas Barrow' ownership inscription, engraved illustrations in the text, contemp. ink annotations and doodles, smart later purple morocco gilt, a.e.g.
CIVIL WAR DECLARATION
ii) Browne (John, Clerk to Parliament) Official Declaration dated November 12th 1642 on four disbound 12mo sheets commending the military service of Robert Devereux, third earl of Essex (1591-1646), and ordering his troops to muster in central London. Letterpress with woodcut vignettes and initial. Essex's forces were later to intercept the King at Turnham Green as royalists marched on London.
iii) [Bowles (Edward)] Manifest Truths or an inversion of Truths Manifest containing a narration of the proceedings of the Scottish army and a vindication of the Parliament and Kingdom of England… 1646, 'Published by Authoritie', H. Overton and G. Calvert, slim 8vo, Preface (shaved at bottom with some loss) and pp.74 plus postscript with 1787 British Museum Sale Duplicate stamp to verso of title, woodcut decorations and initials, modern three-quarter calf over marbled boards
iv) [Markham (Gervase)] Country Contentments or, the Husbandmans Recreation, 1649, London, W. Wilson for J. Harrison, 8vo sixth edition, pp. 118, numerous mss. notes to rear in contemporary hand, browning, soiling and staining, modern three-quarter calf over cloth boards.
v) [Blith (Walter)] [The English Improver Improved or the Survey of Husbandry Surveyed…] 1653, London, J. Wright, slim 8vo, lacking prelims including engraved title, one printed title preserved; Dedication and Epistle to the Reader, pp.274 trimmed without loss and edged in red, one engraved folding plate, two full-page woodcut illustrations, later calf.
vi) H[eath] (J[ames]) A Brief Chronicle of the Late Intestine Warr in the Three Kingdoms… 1663, London, W. Lee, thick 12mo, second impression, pp.864, engraved plates, leaves shaved close to text in places, lacking some index leaves to rear and original e.p.s, modern calf gilt.
vii) Grotius (Hugo) De Rebus Belgicis: or, the Annals, and History of the Low-Countrey-Warrs. Wherein is Manifested, that the United Netherlands, are Indebted for the Glory of their Conquests, to the Valour of the English… 1665, London, H. Twyford, 8vo, prelims, pp.974 plus index and Errata. Lacking original e.p.s, later calf.
viii) [Cavendish (Margaret, Countess of Newcastle)] The Life of the Thrice Noble, High and Puissant Prince William Cavendishe… 1667, London, A. Maxwell, first edition, pp.199, slim 4to, woodcut decorations and initials, two lines p.9 and marginal notation p.26 'redacted', Philip Barker Webb bookplate, rebacked speckled calf.
ix) MARTYRDOM OF CHARLES I
England's Black Tribunal. Set forth in the Tryal of King Charles I, 1703, London, H. Playford, 8vo sixth edition, engraved frontis portrait, Preface, Adverts plus pp.180, some leaves shaved close to upper edge of typeset, soiling and staining, modern calf over marbled boards.
[TOGETHER WITH:] x) [Latimer (Hugh)] [Collected Sermons] [c.1549], 8vo, lacking prelims and title, dedication to Duchess of Suffolk preserved, pp.329 trimmed without loss, edges red. Woodcut headpiece and initials, later blind-tooled calf, lacking spine label [&] xi) Hutchinson (Lucy) Memoirs Of The Life Of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor Of Nottingham Castle And Town. . .With Original Anecdotes Of Many Of The Most Distinguished Of His Contemporaries And A Summary Review Of Public Affairs… 1808, London, Longman, Hurst, Rees, & Orme, 4to Second Edition, frontis. portrait, four plates and folding pedigree, xiv + pp.18 + pp.452 plus publisher's advertisement leaf, rebacked diced calf.
Includes some rare tracts and pamphlets. Sold not subject to return, w.a.f. (11).