1840 Rare Book - Guy Fawkes Or, The Gunpowder Treason, A.D. 1605. With 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 4.5 ".
Pages: viii-150 pages + publisher's catalog.
Binding: Very good original green full-cloth binding with decorative panelling (hinges fine, overall slightly scuffed - as shown) under a protective removable mylar cover. A rare find in such a nice condition for the original binding!
Content: Very good content (bright, tight and clean - as shown).
Illustrations: Complete 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 200 - USD 350)
The book: Rare edition of Guy Fawkes Or, The Gunpowder Treason. A gripping and detailed account of the infamous Gunpowder Plot of 1605, which aimed to blow up England's House of Lords and kill King James I, ostensibly to restore a Catholic monarch to the throne. This second, enlarged edition provides an in-depth exploration of the motivations and machinations of the conspirators, featuring crucial documents such as the anonymous warning letter received by Lord Monteagle, a facsimile of Guy Fawkes' signature, and a reproduction of the so-called "Miraculous Straw". Reverend Thomas Lathbury's narrative delves into this monumental moment in English history, illuminating its profound impact on the nation's sociopolitical landscape.
The author: Reverend Thomas Lathbury (1798–1865) was an English clergyman and historian. Known for his works on the Church of England's history and his biographies of its archbishops, Lathbury's writings are esteemed for their meticulous detail and compelling narrative. His work on Guy Fawkes showcases his ability to make history both accessible and engaging, offering readers a captivating insight into this momentous event.
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