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THE] IDOL OF THE CLOVVNES, OR INSURRECTION - Cleveland, John] - 1654. 
London: Printed in the year, 1654. - ,148pp. Small octavo. Extracted from previous binding, a.e.g. Scattered foxing and marginal, small burn hole in B3-4 affecting a few letters in one margin, title cropped at top with loss of 'The', otherwise a good copy. First edition, of two editions published the same year of this anonymous work. The other edition bears a somewhat variant title sub- title and is paginated at 154pp. and sometimes includes a portrait. The prefatory poem, an extract from John Lydgate's "Fall of Princes," is printed in black letter. A prose account of the Peasant's Revolt of 1381 led by Tyler, as well as its spiritual inspiration by John Ball, who is featured as "Baal' in the subtitle of the second edition. ESTC R208498. WING C4672. WITHER TO PRIOR 175.
[Bookseller: William Reese Company - Literature, ABAA]
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