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Angliæ ruina: or, Englands ruine: represented in the barbarous, and sacrilegious outrages of the sectaries of this kingdome, committed upon the lives, consciences and estates of all His Maj: loyal subjects in generall; but more particularly upon the churches, colledges, clergie, and scholars of the same. Containing two briefe catalogues of such heads and fellowes of colledges in the University of Cambridge, and other learned and pious divines, within the city of London, as have been ejected, plundered, imprisoned, or banished, for their constancie in the Protestant religion, and loyalty to their soveraigne. Whereunto is added, a chronologie of the time and place of all the battails, sieges, conflicts, and other remarkable passages which ha
1647 - 8vo., finely bound by Worsfold in full dark green crushed morocco, boards with French fillet border, spine richly gilt in compartments, all edges gilt. pp. Woodcut frontispiece [14] 202 [8], 203-62; [12], 28 [8]; [110]. Spine sunned, occasional spotting and minor stains, generally a very good copy in a handsome Edwardian binding. Angliae Ruina contains Mercurius Rusticus: Or The Country's Complaint, Querela Cantabrigiensis. And Micro-Chronicon., all works sympathetic to the Royalist cause. Ryves was chaplain to both King Charles I and after the restoration to King Charles II. Mercurius Rusticus originally appeared in 19 numbers from June to December 1643, and was republished together, in 1646, as here in 1647, and 1685. The assaults on Sir John Lucas's house, Wardour Castle, and other mansions are narrated, while a second part starts on damage done to the cathedrals. The engraved frontispiece, divided into 10 panels, depicts these attacks. Querela Cantabrigiensis: or, a remonstrance by way of apologie for the banished members of the late flourishing University of Cambridge was written by John Barwick and first published in 1646. Micro-chronicon, or, A briefe chronology of the time and place of the battels, sieges, conflicts, and other most remarkable passages which have happened betwixt His Majestie and the Parliament, from the beginning of these unhappy dissentions to the 25th of March 1647 : together, with a catalogue of the Lords, Knights, Commanders, and persons of quality slain on either side therein was written by George Wharton and first appeared in 1647. Wharton, a Royalist officer, was also a publisher of astrological almanacs, a pamphleteer and poet. An attractively bound collection of pro-Royalist works from the library of the bibliophile and founder of the Ashendene Press, Charles Harry St John Hornby with his bookplate. Also with the bookplate of book collector William Allen Potter. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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