Printed in Paradise [i.e. London], 1624. ,18; ,11pp. Small quarto. Modern speckled calf, spine gilt. Light dust soiling, heaviest to titlepage. Very good. Untrimmed. First edition, second issue. An imaginary diatribe issued from heaven by the ghost of the 2nd Earl of Essex, Robert Devereux, against Spanish and Austrian Catholics. "Contains references to the Spanish cruelties in America, as described in the works of Las Casas" - Sabin. The works of Scott, chaplain to James I, made a deep impression on the public mind during the early years of the English settlement in America and stimulated fear that English colonial interests would fall under Spanish domination. Only a handful of copies recorded by ESTC. ESTC S123283. STC 22084a. SABIN 78369. EUROPEAN AMERICANA 624/135. (Inventory #: WRCAM47227)
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