by Finch, Heneage, Earl of Nottingham
1660. London, 1660. 1st ed. London, 1660. 1st ed. The Fate of the Regicides [Finch, Heneage, Earl of Nottingham (1621-1682)]. An Exact and Most Impartial Accompt of the Indictment, Arraignment, Trial, and Judgment (According to Law) of Twenty Nine Regicides; The Murtherers of His Late Sacred Majesty of Most Glorius Memory: Begun at Hicks-Hall on Tuesday, The 9th of October, 1660. And Continued (At the Sessions-House in the Old-Bayley) Untill Friday, The Nineteenth of the Same Month. Together with a Summary of the Dark, And Horrid Decrees of Those Caballists, Preparatory to That Hellish Fact. Exposed to View for the Reader's Satisfaction, And Information of Posterity. London: Printed for Andrew Crook at the Green Dragon in St. Paul's-Church-Yard, And Edward Powel at the White-Swan, 1660. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Recent period-style calf, blind rules to boards raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers renewed. Light browning to text, light foxing to a few leaves, early owner inscription in tiny hand to head of title page, later owner inscription to front endleaf. $450. * First edition, one of four issues from 1660. An extended account of the trial of those who precipitated the execution of King Charles I. Ten were condemned to death and hanged, drawn and quartered. Finch, a distinguished lawyer and Member of Parliament from an eminent family, held several high legal posts. He was Lord Chancellor of England from 1675 to 1682. At the time of this book's publication he was England's solicitor general. A second edition was published in 1679. English Short-Title Catalogue R202957.
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