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The Tryal of Dr Henry Sacheverell 

Before the House of Peers for High Crimes and Misdemeanours; 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 Continu'd by Several Adjournments until the 23rd Day of March Following

By Dr Henry Sacheverell

1710 - London - Order of the House of Peers, Jacob Tonson

13" by 8.5"; 327pp

 

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The trial of Dr Henry Sacheverell.

The first edition, identified by 'Continu'd' and 'Adjournments' to title page as well as the pagination. Versos of pages 77-84 are unpaginated. Therefore there are actually 335 pages. 

This folio edition was printed for members of the Houses only and an octavo edition was published in the same year for public sale (Madan/Speck). 

Herny Sachervell was a High Church Anglican clergyman. He preached an incendiary 5 November sermon and gained nationwide fame. He was then impeached by the House of Commons and found guilty. He received a light punishment which was seen as a vindication.

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, generally smart.Tape repair to spine reinforcing the calf spine. Extremities are heavily rubbed. Mug rings to the rear board at the tail of board. Cloth to the rear board is cockled slightly. Rear hinge is strained resulting in final leaf being bound to the rear pastedown. Front hinge is also strained but firm. Front leaf has been bound to front pastedown due to repair, same as rear. Otherwise, internally firmly bound. Pages are age toned with spotting throughout. Overall: GOOD.


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