[Titus Oates and the Popish Plot, 1678-1681.] Long list in a contemporary hand of tracts relating to the Popish Plot.

[Titus Oates and the Popish Plot, 1678-1681]
Publication details: 
Without place or date [late seventeenth or early eighteenth century].
SKU: 20819

2pp., foolscap 8vo. On watermarked laid paper, and plainly intended as an index to a volume of bound tracts. Aged and worn, with chipped edges, and a small part of the bottom outer corner of the leaf torn away, resulting in the loss of two numbers from the pagination. The document is headed 'The Contents of the 2. Volume', and is closely written in a clerk's hand. Both pages divided into two columns. The first third of the list, consisting of around 40 items, is headed 'Narratives', beginning with 'By Thomas Dangerfield' and ending with 'Remarks on some passages in ye life of Mr Blood relating to ye D. of B.' The second third of the document is headed 'Tryalls' and begins 'of Sir George Wakeman | Marshall | Rumby | Corker | [the last three names] Benedicin Monks', and ends with 'Tryial Conviction & condemnation of Andrew Bromigh & Wm Atkins | Priests at Stafford And Charles Kerne at Hereford Assizes'. The document also contains brief notes of 'Narratives in ye 1st. volume' and 'Tryalls in ye 1st. Volume', as well as a list of names in the second volume. The identity of the compiler is unknown. The book collector James Bindley (1737-1818) was a notable collector of material on the subject, and the list may relate to material sold after his death. The London bookseller Percy Dobell was a notable seller of such material, and the item may well have been handled by him.