An Impartial Account of Richard Duke of York's Treasons. And the several Arts and Methods made use of by him for the obtaining the Crown of England. To which is added the True Picture of a Popish Successor, [...].

[King Richard III; Anti-Catholic; Papist; Popery; Protestant]
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London, Printed for Allen Banks, MDCLXXXII. [1682]
SKU: 6640

Folio: ii + 21 pp. After 'Popish Successor,' the title continues 'Exactly drawn by the Reigns of Christian the Second, and Sygismond King of Sweden, and Ferdinand the Second King of Bohemia.' Text clear and entire, on discoloured and lightly-foxed paper. Slight chipping to edges, and quite heavy discoloration to the final few leaves, with small hole at foot of last leaf (the reverse of which is blank), affecting the word 'FINIS.' but leaving the text undamaged. In very good modern calf quarter-binding, with marbled boards and title on red label on spine. Although it is not quite clear whether the references are to microfilm substitutes, COPAC appears to list copies at the British Library, Leeds, Durham, Oxford and Cambridge. 'The 'Account' is on pp. 1-10, with 'The True Picture of a Popish Successor, &c.' on pp.10-18. On pp.18-21 is 'Anno 1621. Six Articles were Exhibited to the Protestant Congregations in Prague.' The 'True Picture' begins (p. 10) 'Although a Popish Successor be the greatest Plague that any Nation can possibly have befall them, yet such is the Ignorance of some, and the Impudence of others, that they endeavour the Alluring us to fall in Love with this Deformed and Monstrous Creature, [...]'.