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Blount, Thomas
BOSCOBEL: OR THE HISTORY OF HIS SACRED MAJESTIES MOST MIRACULOUS PRESERVATION AFTER THE BATTLE OF WORCESTER, 3. SEPT. 1651. INTRODUCED BY AN EXACT RELATION OF THAT BATTLE; Boscobel: or The History of His Sacred Majesties Most Miraculous Preservation after the Battle of Worcester, 3. Sept. 1651. Introduced by an exact Relation of that Battle
London: for Henry Seile, 1660. First Edition. Leather-bound. Binding poor; text block very good.. Small 8vo, pp 55 Old full sheep.The title, which lacks the second word "Compleat" and only reads "...The History of his Sacred Majesties Most MIraculous Preservation...(etc.), much scarcer First edition, which may not have had the picture of Boscobel which showed up in the second issue of this tale of Charles's harrowing escape. Folding portrait of Charles II as frontispiece and armorial plate. Title page in red and black. Dedication signed "Blount" vi + 58 pp. (pp. 9 and 10 appear twice -- i.e., numbering goes 8, 9. 10, 9, 10, 11. Second plate between pp. 52 and 53, an armorial engraving by Robert Vaughn with three crowns and an Oak tree with a banner strip below, in Latin, which reads: "Subditus Fidelis Regis & Regni Salus" (A subject faithful to his King, saved the Kingdom) which honoring the fortitude and dedication of "Carlis" who directly aided the King's safe passage out of the country. Back strip severely chipped, lacking front pastedown, joints split, stitching slack, a number of leaves detached, portrait torn and repaired, generally dusty. Contemporary inscriptions to endpapers. Text clean. ESTC R1530. "After the final Royalist defeat of the English Civil War against Cromwell's New Model Army at the Battle of Worcester on 3 September 1651, Charles the son of Charles I (who was at that time King of Scotland and who was later to become Charles II of England) was forced to flee, famously avoiding detection by hiding in an oak tree in a wood that was being searched … [Click Below for Full Description]

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