11 - 13 July 2000
CHARLES I (1600-1649) and CHARLES II (1630-1685). A collection of 10 works on the reign of the two kings, including the following uniformly-bound tracts:
The Petition and Articles exhibited in Parliament against John Pocklington .... London: 1641. 4° (183 x 131mm). Woodcut title vignette, initials, head- and tailpieces. Brown morocco by Bayntun, panelled in blind, spine lettered vertically in gilt (slight waterstains to covers). FIRST OF TWO ISSUES OF THIS SCARCE TRACT. The title vignette shows the English king defying the Pope. Wing E-2156.
A Prognosticall Prediction of Admirable Events .... London: G. Bishop, 1644. 4° (183 x 132mm). 4ll. Woodcut title vignette, headpiece and opening initial. Brown morocco by Bayntun (some waterstains to covers). FIRST OF TWO ISSUES. The vignette shows Charles I fulfilling the prediction that he will 'lay downe his Sword, and take up his Septer.' Wing P-3650.
DANVERS, John. The Royal Oake: or, An historical description of the royal progress, wonderful travels, miraculous escapes, and strange accidents of Charles the II. London: G. Horton, 1660. 4° (183 x 132mm). 4ll. Extra-illustrated with 3 engraved plates. Brown morocco by Bayntun (slight waterstains). FIRST EDITION. Wing D-237; also including Sir Charles Dallison The Royalist's Defence, [London:] 1648, 4°; Charles I The Works, The Hague [i.e. London]: 1651, 8°; and Sir Roger L'Estrange A Compendious History of ... the last fourteen years, London: 1680, 8°, the 3 works in contemporary calf bindings, with the ownership marks of Algernon Capell, Earl of Essex. Wing D-138; C-2073; L-1228. (10)
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