The Tryal of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, Before the House of Peers...
by Trial; Sacheverell, Henry, Defendant
1710. A Triumph for Tories and High-Churchmen [Trial]. Sacheverell, Henry [1674-1724], Defendant. The Tryal of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, Before the House of Peers, For High Crimes and Misdemeanors; Upon an Impeachment by the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses in Parliament Assembled, In the Name of Themselves, And of All the Commons of Great Britain: Begun in Westminster-Hall the 27th Day of February, 1709/10, And from Thence Continued by Several Adjournments Until the 23d Day of March Following. Published by Order of the House of Peers. London: Printed for Jacob Tonson, 1710. 456 pp. [Bound with] The Bishop of Salisbury's, And the Bishop of Oxford's Speeches in the House of Lords, On the First Article of the Impeachment of Dr. Henry Sacheverell; Also the Bishop of Lincoln's and Bishop of Norwich's Speeches At the Opening of the Second Article of the Said Impeachment. London: Printed, And Sold by John Morphew, Near Stationers-Hall, 1710. 16; 16; , 35-52; 53-63,  pp. Four parts, each with title page, first three parts have individual pagination. [And] An Impartial Account of What Pass'd Most Remarkable in the Last Session of Parliament, Relating to the Case of Dr. Henry Sacheverell. Done on Such Another Paper and Letter, And May Therefore be Bound up with the Tryal of the Said Doctor, [sic] [London]: Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Grays-Inn Gate in Grays-Inn-Lane, 1710. 47,  pp. [And] A List of the Lords, Who Protested Against Some Proceedings, In Relation to the Case of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, In the House of Peers; with Their Lordships Reasons for Entring Their Protestations. London: [S.n.] Printed in the Year, 1710. 15,  pp. Octavo (7-1/2" x 4-1/2"). Recent period-style marbled boards, printed paper title label to spine, speckled edges. Light toning to text, internally clean. An appealing copy. * First octavo editions (each one among several issues from 1710). The volume collects a group of four fundamental documents relating to the ideological controversy between Whigs and Tories. Dr. Henry Sacheverell was impeached for preaching two sermons that advocated the Tory doctrines of non-resistance and passive obedience. His punishment was unique. He was not allowed to preach for three years, but he was allowed to perform other clerical functions and a (Inventory #: 65145)
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