English Civil War
COLLECTION OF 20 SEVENTEENTH-CENTURY PAMPHLETS, FROM BEFORE, DURING AND AFTER THE CIVIL WAR PERIOD IN ONE VOLUME:
An Historical Narration of the Judgement of some most Learned and Godly English Bishops...concerning Gods Election... B.A. and T.F. for Samuel Nealand, 1631 [STC 4]--Articles agreed on in the Nationall Synode of the Reformed Churches of France, held at Charenton neere Paris, in the Moneth of September, 1623...Oxford: John Lichfield and James Short, 1624, [STC 11297; Madan I, p.121]--Neville, Francis de. The Christian and Catholike Veritie...T.P. and M.S. for H. Blunden, 1642, [Wing N502]--Pym, John. The Reasons of the House of Commons to stay the Queenes going into Holland...1641, [Wing P4273A]--A View of the present condition of the three kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland... for John Bellamy and Ralph Scott, 1642, [Wing V366], cropped and torn--Eglisham, George. The Fore-runner of Revenge being two petitions... printed... in the yeare 1642, [Wing E256cA], cropped, somewhat darkened and soiled--A catalogue of the names of the dukes, marquesses, earles and lords, that have absented themselves from the Parliament, and are now with His Maiesty. Printed 1642, [Wing C1393], with some contemporary annotations, stained, cropped--A Declaration of the Lords and Commons assembled in Parliament... for Edward Husbands and John Franck, 1642, [Wing E1450], some tears and worming--Charles I. His Majesties answer to a printed book, entituled, A remonstrance, or, The declaration of the Lords and Commons now assembled in Parliament, May 26. 1642 [Wing C2103A]--A True and Briefe Relation how, and by what meanes, the Isle of Wight was secured, in August, 1642. R.O and G.D. for Stephen Bowtell, 1642, [Wing T2417]--Sedgwicke, Obadiah. An Arke against a Deluge: or Safety in Dangerous Times... J. Raworth for Samuel Gellibrand, 1644, [Wing S2364]--[Nedham, Marchamont.] The case of the kingdom stated, according to the proper interests of the severall parties ingaged... 1647, [Wing N378]--[Chamberlayne, Edward.] The Present Warre Parallel'd... printed in the yeare 1647 [Wing C1845]--England and Wales, Parliament. A Declaration of the Parliament of England, expressing the grounds of their late Proceedings, and of settling the present government in the way of a Free State. For Edward Husband, 1648 [Wing E1499]--A continuation of the narrative being the last and final dayes proceedings of the High Court of Iustice sitting in Westminster Hall on Saturday, Jan. 27. concerning the tryal of the King...Together with a copy of the sentence of death upon Charls Stuart... For John Playford, 1648 [Nelson and Seccombe 518.3]; and four others, including works by or relating to William Prynne; some with contemporary ownership signatures; 4to; eighteent-century quarter calf (spine numbered 8 in gilt), binding worn, spine slightly chipped, some cropping and tears and staining to some tracts (1)
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The Forbes Baronetcy was created in 1626 for Sir William Forbes (d. circa 1650) by James VI in the Barontage of Nova Scotia. The majority of the works offered here were acquired by the sixth Baronet, also William (1739-1806), who added Pitsligo to his title in 1781. He was an eminent Scottish banker and benefactor, good friend of James Boswell and Samuel Johnson (see lots 45-46), and finally succeeded in recovering the Pitsligo estates forfeited after the Jacobite rebellion of 1745. His son William, the seventh baronet, beat Sir Walter Scott to the hand of the renowned beauty Williamina Belsches Stuart (1776-1810), and it was with their marriage that the family moved to her family seat, Fettercairn House in Kincardineshire, Aberdeenshire.
One of the sixth baronet’s acquisitions for his library at Pitsligo were numerous highly important miscellanies and tract volumes, many of which were purchased as a set from Edinburgh bookseller Elphinstone Balfour in October 1786. These were subsequently supplemented by further contemporary tracts and other works from the late eighteenth- and early nineteenth-century. Most of these miscellanies bear a nineteenth century Forbes family bookplate.