1840 Rare Book - Guy Fawkes Or, The Gunpowder Treason, A.D. 1605; With a Developement of the Principles of the Conspirators; and an Appendix on the Anonymous Letter


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Author : Lathbury, Rev Thomas
Title :Guy Fawkes Or, The Gunpowder Treason, A.D. 1605; With a Developement of the Principles of the Conspirators; and an Appendix on the Anonymous Letter; Also, a Fac-Simile of the Letter and of the Miraculous Straw As Circulated in 1606.
Publisher : London, Published by John W Parker, 1840. 2nd Edition, Enlarged.
Language : Text in English
Size : 7 " X 5 "
Pages : 150  pages
Binding : Very good original green cloth with decorative panelling (hinges tight, overall slightly worn and scuffed) under a protective removable mylar cover.
Content : Very good content (bright, tight and clean)
Illustrations : Illustrated with a folding frontis plate reproducing in facsimile the Monteagle letter, an example of Fawkes' signature and a reproduction of the Miraculous Straw.

Estimation : (USD 150 - USD 300)

The book : Rare edition of Guy Fawkes Or, The Gunpowder Treason.

Guy Fawkes : Guy Fawkes (13 April 1570 – 31 January 1606), also known as Guido Fawkes, the name he adopted while fighting for the Spanish, was a member of a group of provincial English Catholics who planned the failed Gunpowder Plot of 1605.  The plot was an attempt to blow up the House of Lords in London on 5 November 1605, in order to restore a Catholic head of state. The use of a mask on an effigy has long roots as part of Guy Fawkes Night celebrations.
A stylised portrayal of a face with an oversized smile and red cheeks, a wide moustache upturned at both ends, and a thin vertical pointed beard, designed by illustrator David Lloyd, came to represent broader protest after it was used as a major plot element in V for Vendetta, published in 1982, and its 2005 film adaptation. After appearing in Internet forums, the mask became a well-known symbol for the online hacktivist group Anonymous, used in Project Chanology, the Occupy movement, and other anti-government and anti-establishment protests around the world.

The author: Thomas Lathbury (1798 – 1865) was an English cleric known as an ecclesiastical historian.


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