1682 1ed Whitelocke on England Civil War Charles I Cromwell FOLIO + Provenance

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Bulstrode Whitlocke’s “Memorials of the English Affairs” is a rare, late 17th-century account of the political events that occurred in England during the reigns of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and Charles II. The title itself claims that to book includes military and civil interests, as well as secrets of the royal cabinet; however, this book is also a supreme source on the ‘Puritan Revolution’ or English Civil War. Found within its contents are detailed descriptions of the events leading up to, during, and after the English Civil Wars, all from the Parliamentary perspective. Recorded are various speeches and events surrounding the conflict between Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, and the English government. Among these events include a record of the trial and execution of Charles I, the establishment of Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector, and the 1660 restoration of the monarchy in Charles II.

 

This title belonged to one William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, formerly The Earl of Shelburne, who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during the final months of the American Revolutionary War. He succeeded in securing peace with America. The similarities between his political circumstances and the contents of this work are utterly fascinating and shed light on the likely reasoning behind his former ownership of such a title as this.

 

Also referenced are the careers of Thomas Fairfax, John Lambert, and William Penn of the Quakers.

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1682 1ed Whitelocke on England Civil War Charles I Cromwell FOLIO + Provenance

 

Bulstrode Whitlocke’s “Memorials of the English Affairs” is a rare, late 17th-century account of the political events that occurred in England during the reigns of Charles I, Oliver Cromwell and Charles II. The title itself claims that to book includes military and civil interests, as well as secrets of the royal cabinet; however, this book is also a supreme source on the ‘Puritan Revolution’ or English Civil War. Found within its contents are detailed descriptions of the events leading up to, during, and after the English Civil Wars, all from the Parliamentary perspective. Recorded are various speeches and events surrounding the conflict between Charles I, Oliver Cromwell, and the English government. Among these events include a record of the trial and execution of Charles I, the establishment of Oliver Cromwell as Lord Protector, and the 1660 restoration of the monarchy in Charles II.

 

This title belonged to one William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, formerly The Earl of Shelburne, who was the Prime Minister of Great Britain during the final months of the American Revolutionary War. He succeeded in securing peace with America. The similarities between his political circumstances and the contents of this work are utterly fascinating and shed light on the likely reasoning behind his former ownership of such a title as this.

 

Also referenced are the careers of Thomas Fairfax, John Lambert, and William Penn of the Quakers.

 

Item number: #6996

Price: $950

 

WHITLOCKE, Bulstrode

 

Memorials of the English affairs, or, An historical account of what passed from the beginning of the reign of King Charles the First, to King Charles the Second his happy restauration: containing the publick transactions, civil and military: together with the private consultations and secrets of the cabinet.

 

London: Printed for Nathaniel Ponder, 1682. First edition.

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [8], 704 (i.e. 696), [16]
  • References: Goldsmiths’-Kress no. 02461; Wing W 1986; ESTC R 13122; Lowndes 2905;
  • Provenance:
    • Armorial Bookplate – Lansdowne
      • William Petty, 1st Marquess of Lansdowne, KG, PC (1737 – 1805), known as The Earl of Shelburne between 1761 and 1784, by which title he is generally known to history, was an Irish-born British Whig statesman who was the first Home Secretary in 1782 and then Prime Minister in 1782–83 during the final months of the American War of Independence. He succeeded in securing peace with America and this feat remains his most notable legacy. He was also well known as a collector of antiquities and works of art.
    • Handwritten – Cunningham, 1697.
    • Armorial Bookplate – William Fullerton of Fullerton, Esq.
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~14.75in X 9.75in (37.5cm x 25cm)

 

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6996

Categories

Military & War

European History

Authors

WHITLOCKE, Bulstrode

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete