Lot 82: Popish Plot.- Wildman (Sir John) A Memorial from the English Protestants for their Highnesses the prince and Princess of Orange., 1688
15 November 2016
London, United KingdomLive Auction
Description: Popish Plot.- [Wildman (Sir John, attributed to) A Memorial from the English Protestants for their Highnesses the prince and Princess of Orange, drop-head title, woodcut decorative initial, trimmed at head with loss to page numbers of a few ff. and the first line of text on B1&2, closely trimmed at fore-edge, occasionally just touching text, occasional spotting, lightly browned, [Wing M1686], a scarce issue, [London], no printer,  bound after Somers (John, Baron) A Brief History of the Succession of the Crown of England, &c. collected out of the records, and the most authentick historians. Written for the satisfaction of the Nation, the odd spot, rare, [Wing R2852, with line 10 reading 'Collected'], by Richard Janeway, 1688/9  bound after Smith (John) The Narrative of Mr. John Smith of Walworth, in the county-palatine of Durham...Containing a further discovery of the late horrid and Popish-Plot, first edition (with errata at foot of p.35), initial imprimatur f., occasional spotting, [Wing S4127], by Robert Boulter, 1679 bound with 14 other works on the same, together 17 works in 1 vol., contemporary panelled calf, sympathetically rebacked, corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, folio ⁂ A very good selection of 17th century works on the Popish Plot, including a few accounts of trials.
Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History