20 November 2003
MARVELL, Andrew (1621-1678)]. An Account of the Growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government in England. Amsterdam [i.e. London]: [no printer], 1677. [bound with:] [Robert FERGUSON (d. 1714)]. The Second Part of the growth of Popery and Arbitrary Government. Cologne [i.e. London]: printed for Philliotus, 1682. [and:] The Third Part of the Growth of Popery. London: J. Smith, 1683.
3 parts in one volume, 4° (184 x 134mm). Contemporary panelled calf, gilt spine, marbled edges (a little rubbed, new spine label). Provenance: Francis North, Baron of Guilford (armorial bookplate, dated 1703, on verso of title); Edward Collingwood (his initials and date (1726) on endpaper). FIRST EDITION. The pagination and register of part two continue those of Andrew Marvell's work, published anonymously in 1677. THE TWO CONTINUATIONS ARE RARE. ESTC locates only two copies of part two (BL and University of Texas) and 5 copies of part three (no copy in BL). Wing M860, not in Wing & Wing T914A.
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