514
514
Lilburne, John
RASH OATHS UNWARRANTABLE: AND THE BREAKING OF THEM AS INEXCUSABLE. OR, A DISCOURSE, SHEWING, THAT THE TWO HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT HAD LITTLE GROUND TO MAKE THOSE OATHS THEY HAVE MADE, OR LESSE GROUND TO TAKE, OR PRESSE THE TAKING OF THEM, … BY MEANES OF WHICH THEY HAVE DECLARATORILY, AND VISIBLY LOST THE VERY SOULE AND ESSENCE OF TRUE MAGISTRACY … AND ARE BECOME A DEAD CARKASSE. IN WHICH IS ALSO A TRUE AND JUST DECLARATION OF THE UNSPEAKABLE EVILL OF THE DELAY OF JUSTICE, AND THE EXTRAORDINARY SUFFERING OF LIEUTENANT COLONELL JOHN LILBURNE, VERY MUCH OCCASIONED BY M. HENRY MARTINS UNFRIENDLY AND UNJUST DEALING WITH HIM, IN NOT MAKING HIS REPORT TO THE HOUSE. … [LONDON: NO PRINTER, 1647]
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514
Lilburne, John
RASH OATHS UNWARRANTABLE: AND THE BREAKING OF THEM AS INEXCUSABLE. OR, A DISCOURSE, SHEWING, THAT THE TWO HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT HAD LITTLE GROUND TO MAKE THOSE OATHS THEY HAVE MADE, OR LESSE GROUND TO TAKE, OR PRESSE THE TAKING OF THEM, … BY MEANES OF WHICH THEY HAVE DECLARATORILY, AND VISIBLY LOST THE VERY SOULE AND ESSENCE OF TRUE MAGISTRACY … AND ARE BECOME A DEAD CARKASSE. IN WHICH IS ALSO A TRUE AND JUST DECLARATION OF THE UNSPEAKABLE EVILL OF THE DELAY OF JUSTICE, AND THE EXTRAORDINARY SUFFERING OF LIEUTENANT COLONELL JOHN LILBURNE, VERY MUCH OCCASIONED BY M. HENRY MARTINS UNFRIENDLY AND UNJUST DEALING WITH HIM, IN NOT MAKING HIS REPORT TO THE HOUSE. … [LONDON: NO PRINTER, 1647]
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4,0006,000
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Lilburne, John
RASH OATHS UNWARRANTABLE: AND THE BREAKING OF THEM AS INEXCUSABLE. OR, A DISCOURSE, SHEWING, THAT THE TWO HOUSES OF PARLIAMENT HAD LITTLE GROUND TO MAKE THOSE OATHS THEY HAVE MADE, OR LESSE GROUND TO TAKE, OR PRESSE THE TAKING OF THEM, … BY MEANES OF WHICH THEY HAVE DECLARATORILY, AND VISIBLY LOST THE VERY SOULE AND ESSENCE OF TRUE MAGISTRACY … AND ARE BECOME A DEAD CARKASSE. IN WHICH IS ALSO A TRUE AND JUST DECLARATION OF THE UNSPEAKABLE EVILL OF THE DELAY OF JUSTICE, AND THE EXTRAORDINARY SUFFERING OF LIEUTENANT COLONELL JOHN LILBURNE, VERY MUCH OCCASIONED BY M. HENRY MARTINS UNFRIENDLY AND UNJUST DEALING WITH HIM, IN NOT MAKING HIS REPORT TO THE HOUSE. … [LONDON: NO PRINTER, 1647]
4to (7 1/4 x 5 3/8 in.; 182 x 136 mm). Some very faint dampstaining at top of first few leaves. Contemporary limp vellum, covers paneled in gilt with central tooled arabesque and floral-tool cornerpieces; very lightly soiled, front cover abraded with minor loss at top.
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Provenance

Charles I (presentation inscription from the author). acquisition: Maggs, 1994

Literature

Wing L2167; ESTC R201615; Thomason Tracts E.393[39]

Catalogue Note

First edition; inscribed to Charles I on the front free endpaper: "For the Kings most Excelnt Ma:te | Humbly present this booke: The parallel between his Ma:tes former gouernnment and the present gouernnment of this Parliament begins at the 48 page of this booke, and may deserue reading considering the Author from whence it comes." John Lilburne was one of the most prolific pamphleteers among the English political levelers. In DNB, Charles Harding Firth wrote that "Lilburne's political influence is easy to explain. In a revolution where others argued about the respective rights of king and parliament, he spoke always of the rights of the people."

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