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Edward Pettit
VISIONS Of Government King Charles II ENGLISH CIVIL WAR Old Rare Book 1686
London: B.W, 1686. A very rare and scarce edition book. Read full details below. Details: It's exceptionally rare to find a book with an illustration of Charles II in it. The book's frontispiece represents Charles II trampling on a three-headed dragon whose heads are those of a Turk, a Jesuit, and a Puritan. A French fleur-de-lis decorates the dragon's body. The king's right hand extends out to a sword-bearing angel descending from the clouds as Minerva (or possibly Britannia), attired in an armored peplum and plumed helmet, stands at left. Printed below the image are the words "If they who slew the Monsters of the Age, / Inspired the old poets with Romantic age wonders will the times to come relate, / Of Charles from Charles great Brittains Charles ye great...." Pettit, Edward. THE VISIONS OF GOVERNMENT, &C. Wherein The Antimonarchical Principles and Practices of all Phanatical Commonwealths-men, and Jesuitical Politicians are discovered, confuted, and exposed. As it was Published in the last Year of His late Majesty's happy Reign: With a Preface to it, written in the time of the late Rebellion in the West. By Edward Pettit, M.A. and Author of the Visions of Purgatory, and Thorough Reformations. The Second Edition. London: Printed by B.W. for Edward Vize, at the Sign of the Bishop's Head over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1686. Octavo, 6-7/8 inches high by 4-3/8 inches wide. Early marbled boards backed with a brown calf spine with raised bands. The covers are rubbed and stained with wear to the marbled paper along the edges and corners. The head and tail of the s … [Click Below for Full Description]
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