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Lot 143[TRIALS]
The tryal of William Viscount Stafford for high treason, in conspiring the death of the King, the extirpation of the Protestant religion, the subversion of the government, and introduction of popery into this realm , upon an impeachment by the knights, citizens, and burgesses in Parliament assembled, in the name of themselves and of all the commons of England: begun in Westminster-Hall the 30th day of November 1680, and continued until the 7th of December following, on which day judgment of high treason was given upon him. With the manner of his execution on the 29th of the same month.
London: printed by the assigns of John Bill, Thomas Newcomb, and Henry Hills, 1680/1. Period spotted calf, all edges marbled. 12 x 7 3/8 inches (30.5 x 19 cm); [2 (of 4)], 218, [2] pp. Title laid-down, lacking the preliminary and terminal blanks, slight staining to the fore-margin of the text in the second haf of the book, more severe on the rear endpaper itself. Binding worn, joints starting at head.

William Howard, 1st Viscount Stafford was falsely implicated by Titus Oates in his "Popish Plot" revelations, and executed for treason. Oates was later unmasked as a perjurer, pilloried and whipped.

C Property from the Estate of Dr. James Lawrence Pool

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Estimate $300-500

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