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CIVIL WAR TRACTS -- A collection of Shropshire interest, comprising: B.H. True, but Sad and Dolefull Newes from Shrewsbury. Expressed in two severall letters ... relating at large the severall passages of the late skirmish at or near Worcester ... Octob. 10. 1642. [London]: Imprinted at Yorke, and now re-printed in London, 1642. (Title slightly frayed at edges.) Provenance: date "10 Oct 42" inscribed in corner of title. ESTC locates 5 copies of this Royalist tract, one only in North America (Huntington). The earlier York printing isn't recorded in ESTC under the same title. Wing F-320A, The Letter sent from the Lord Falkland ... concerning the late conflict before Worcester (York, 1642) is a different account. Wing H-9.

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CIVIL WAR TRACTS -- A collection of Shropshire interest, comprising: B.H. True, but Sad and Dolefull Newes from Shrewsbury. Expressed in two severall letters ... relating at large the severall passages of the late skirmish at or near Worcester ... Octob. 10. 1642. [London]: Imprinted at Yorke, and now re-printed in London, 1642. (Title slightly frayed at edges.) Provenance: date "10 Oct 42" inscribed in corner of title. ESTC locates 5 copies of this Royalist tract, one only in North America (Huntington). The earlier York printing isn't recorded in ESTC under the same title. Wing F-320A, The Letter sent from the Lord Falkland ... concerning the late conflict before Worcester (York, 1642) is a different account. Wing H-9.

Joyfull and Welcome Newes from Shrewsbury ... with an exact relation of a battell fought before the walls of the said town. [London]: Th. Rider, October 7. 1642. A Parliamentarian pamphlet of slightly earlier date than True, but Sad and Dolefull Newes. Only 6 copies located. Wing J-1127.

[NORCROFT, John]. Exceeding Joyfull Newes from ... the Earle of Essex declaring the true manner of his ... proceedings in his march towards Shrewsbury. London: Hen. Hutton, Oct. 10 1642. (Heavy stains.) Only 6 copies located. Wing N-1228.

Articles or Demands made by the Kings most Excellent Majestie to the Gentry and Commonalty of the County of Salop, on Saturday the 8. of October 1642. London: Henry Hutton, Octob. 12. 1642. 9 copies located. Wing C-2149.

A Continuation of the Late Proceedings of His Majesties Army at Shrewsbury, Bridge-North, and Manchester. London: M. Batt, October 12. 1642. Provenance: date "12 Oct 42" inscribed in corner of title. In letter form with date "Octob. 8. 1642" printed at end. The date of publication and the inscribed date is that on which Charles I's forces left Shrewsbury, advancing to Bridgnorth, and from there to Edge Hill, Warwickshire, where the first pitched battle of the Civil War was fought. 7 copies located. Wing C-5967.

All the Proceedings of ... the Earl of Essex, from the 1. of October to the 14. London: Th. Thompson, October 14. 1642. 5 copies located. Wing A-947.

ARROWSMITH, John. Englands Eben-Ezer or Stone of Help ... a Memoriall of that help which the Parliament forces lately received at Shrewsbury, Weymouth, and elsewhere. In a sermon .... London: Robert Leyburn for Samuel Man, 1645. (Lacks the first leaf, an order to print.) Wing A-3775.

BRERETON, William. Shrewsbury taken. A Copie of Sir William Breretons Letter to the Parliament. London: Robert Austin, 1645. Describes the capture of Shrewsbury by Brereton's Parliamentarian forces on 22 February 1645. 9 copies located. Wing B-4371.

VINES, Richard. The Happinesse of Israel. London: Abel Roper, 1645. First of three editions, the two others published in 1656. Wing V-551.

[JONES, Robert]. A Great and Bloody Fight in Shropshire. London: A.H., 1648. (Soiling and creasing, final leaf repaired on recto.) 5 copies located, 4 in North America, one in the British Isles (BL). Describes how a royalist troop of horse were briefly able to enter Shrewsbury, only to be driven out again by Col. Mackworth. Wing J-987.

A Testimony of the Ministers in the Province of Salop to the Truth of Jesus Christ and to the Solemn League and Covenant. London: F.N. for Tho. Underhill, 1648. Wing T-821.

FOULKES, Robert. An Alarme for Sinners containing the Confession, Prayers, Letters and Last words of Robert Foulkes ... with an Account of his Life. London: Langley Curtis, 1679. (Ends on p. 36 with "Finis" but lacks 2 more leaves at end called for by ESTC.) Foulkes notoriously delivered his wife's baby girl, only to murder the baby on the same day. His confession appears to have merited inclusion in this collection because he was 'late minister of Stanton-Lacy in the County of Salop'. Wing F-1644.

Together 12 works in one volume, small 4º (180 x 132mm). (Some general browning and staining.) Early 19th-century red morocco gilt, green morocco spine label lettered "Shropshire Tracts" and dated "1642-79", gilt edges. Provenance: Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet (1829-1900; bookplate).

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