1641 · London
Long before a peace was reached, Parliament was allotting the spoils. Here Parliament lays out a plan for giving land in Ireland in proportion to the monies that those in England had contributed as of 1641 to the cause of quelling the insurgency. The three pages of "Arguments" at the end inducing Englishmen to contribute to the war effort include appealing to patriotism and support of the crown, but also state that "so soon as the Rebells are subdued, there will be room for the poor families of this Kingdom to transplant themselves, which have not competency of subsistance [sic] here." Also, "He that hath a great Estate, may finde greater improvement in the purchase of confiscate Lands.
ESTC R21213; Wing (rev. ed.) E1341. Quarter red morocco with French-swirl marbled paper sides and gilt spine lettering; binding signed (with small rubber-stamp on verso of front free endpaper) by the Macdonald Company of New York. Leather of joints rubbed; front one especially so. Title-page dust-soiled, others also with soiling and wear. All said, good++. (Inventory #: 37987)