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    Memoires of the Lives, Actions, Sufferings & Deaths of those Noble, Reverend, and Excellent Personages, That Suffered by Death, Sequestration, Decimation, or otherwise, for the Protestant Religion, and the Great Principle thereof, Allegiance to their Soveraigne, in our late Intestine Wars, from the Year 1637, to the Year 1660. And from Thence continued to 1666. With the Life and Martyrdom of King Charles I. By Da[vid]: Lloyd, A. M. sometime of Oriel-Colledge in Oxon. London: Printed for Samuel Speed and sold by him at the Rainbow between the two Temple-gates; by John Wright, at the Globe in Little-Britain; John Symmes, at Gresham-Colledge-gate in Bishops-gate-street; and James Collins, in Westminster-Hall. MDCLXVIII. [1668].

    First edition. Quarto. 708 pages. [1, publisher's advertisement at the rear]. Frontispiece, headpieces, and decorative initial capitals.

    Calf covers double ruled in gilt with small decorative pieces anchoring the four corners. The spine is in six sections ruled in gilt with a red morocco gilt label. Previous owner's engraved bookplate affixed to the front pastedown endpaper. Some rubbing to the covers, slightly bumped corners and edges, some discoloration to the edges. Altogether a very good copy.

    David Lloyd (1635 - 1692), English author of other political works, republished this book in 1677. The frontispiece features Charles I, the Martyr, surrounded by portraits of eighteen loyal subjects featured in the book.


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