1641 · London
First edition, in two volumes. Part II has "Articles of accusation and impeachment by the Commons House of Parliament against William Pierce, Doctor of Divinity, and Bishop of Bath and Wells" bound between pp. 304 and 305. The two parts in this case came from not only different binders but also different printing variants: ESTC describes two states of the title-page, one with line 10 ending anti-monarchi- and the other anti-mo-.
Prynne was a Puritan pamphleteer whose attackes on the established Church lead to his imprisonment, judicially ordered mutilation and branding as a seditious libeler. He supported the return of Charles II to the throne.
ESTC R18576 & R230150; Wing (rev. ed.) P3891 & P4074. Vol. I: Contemporary treed sheep, covers framed in blind, spine with gilt-stamped leather labels; covers detached, leather worn. Vol. II: Contemporary speckled calf, covers framed in gilt fillets, spine with gilt-stamped labels; covers detached, leather worn. Ex-library: call number labels on spines, bookplates, rubber-stamps and pressure stamps. Pages age-toned. (Inventory #: 24172)