PENN (WILLIAM) The Peoples Ancient and Just Liberties Asserted, in the Tryal of William Penn, and William Mead, London, no publishers, 13 works bound in one vol.
Lot 358
PENN (WILLIAM)
The Peoples Ancient and Just Liberties Asserted, in the Tryal of William Penn, and William Mead, London, no publishers, 13 works bound in one vol.
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PENN (WILLIAM)
The Peoples Ancient and Just Liberties Asserted, in the Tryal of William Penn, and William Mead, without final blank, [cf. Wing P1334C, this edition A2r line 6 begins "most Arbitrarily"; line 20 begins "end were fined", ESTC citing 4 copies], 1670; The Second Part of the Peoples... Liberties Asserted in the... Tryals of Tho. Rudyard, Francis Moor.... and William Bayly, scuffmark on title resulting in loss of 2 words of proverb, ink pricings and pentrials on verso of final leaf [Wing S2312], 1670; PENN (WILLIAM) Truth Rescued from Imposture. Or Brief Reply to a Meer Rapsodie of Lies, Folly, and Slander; But a Pretended Answer to the Tryal of W. Penn, and W. Mead... by a Protest Enemy to Oppression, without final blank [Wing P1392, variant collation: 52, 51-71], 1670 [i.e. 1671]; [Anon] The Cry of the Innocent & Oppressed for Justice: or, a Brief Relation of the Late Proceedings against the Prisoners Called Quakers, [STC C7450], 1664; Another Cry of the Innocent & Oppressed for Justice: or, a Second Relation of the Unjust Proceedings at the Sessions held at Hick's Hall... Against 32 More of the People Called Quakers... Where they Were all Sentenced for to be Transported to the Island of Jamaica, [Wing A3255], 1664 [i.e. 1665]; The Cry of Innocent Blood, Sounding to the Ear of Each Member of Parliament. Being a Short Relation of the Barbarous Cruelties Inflicted Lately upon the Peaceable People of God Called Quakers, at their Meeting in Horsly-down, in the County of Surrey, [Wing A1045B], 1670; [CROOK (JOHN)] The Cry of the Innocent for Justice: Being a Relation of the Tryal of John Crook, and Others, cropped touching some letters of text, final leaf laid down, early ownership inscription "Margaret Bradley her book" on final leaf [Wing C7200], 1662; [Anon] The Second Part of the Cry of the Innocent for Justice, [Wing S2303], for the Author, 1662; [SMITH (WILLIAM] The Innocency and Conscientiousness of the Quakers Asserted and Cleared from the Evil Surmises, False Aspersions, and Unrighteous Suggestions of Judge Keeling, [Wing S4308], 1664; [RUDYARD (THOMAS)] The Cause of the Widows & Fatherless Pleaded with the Judges and Magistrates of England, [Wing R2181], [1665?]; [FARNWORTH (RICHARD)] Cesars Penny to Paid by Cesars Friends, cropped touching text and side-notes [Wing F473], [?1660]; A Brief Relation of the Persecutions and Cruelties that Have Been Acted Upon the People Called Quakers in and About the City of London, [Wing B4629], 1662; [PENN (WILLIAM)] England's Present Interest Discovered, cropped with significant loss to first word of title, and first line of text on approximately 6 leaves [Wing P1279], 1675, 13 works in 1 vol., 2-page manuscript index before first title, all shaved touching occasional pagination numerals or catchwords unless otherwise mentioned, the fourth and fifth mentioned just touching first word of titles, late nineteenth century panelled calf gilt, with gilt cypher "H.C.W." on upper cover, rebacked preserving original spine, small 4to, London, no publishers

Footnotes

  • A collection of thirteen works relating to the Quakers, including three by William Penn, mostly relating to trials of 1664 and 1670 after the passing of the 1664 Conventicle Act.

    Provenance: "Margaret Bradley, her book", early ownership inscription on seventh named pamphlet; Thomas Binns, ownership name heading manuscript index; "Hodgson 2.7.20 late Henry Wallis", pencil note on front free endpaper, and presumed to be "H.C.W." of monogram on upper cover; purchased from Howes Bookshop, 9 November 1949.
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