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[ANNE, Queen (1665-1714)]
Her Majesties gracious declaration at her first sitting in the Privy Council at St. James's, the eighth of March, 1701.
London: Printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceased; printers to the Queens Most Excellent Majesty, MDDCI. [i, 1702. Folio. Single-sheet broadside with woodcut royal arms at head and large woodcut initial, some edge fraying.Queen Anne's first Gracious Speech and Declaration on coming to the throne made at her first sitting with the Privy Council and on the same day, 8th March 1702, that she was declared Queen after the death of William III. In it she states that she will preserve the religion, laws, and liberties of the country and will preserve the Protestant succession. She concludes with comment on the preparations for war with France.[Steele 4308 (a variant of Steele, 4307)]Both editions are rare. For Steele 4307 ESTC locates (7 in the UK, 1 in Germany, and 2 in the USA); for this variant (Steele 4308) ESTC locates only 1 copy in the UK at the National Archives.
Bookseller: Dean Cooke Rare Books Ltd [United Kingdom]
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