Item 5875. LITERÆ PSEUDO-SENATUS ANGLICANI, CROMWELLII, RELIQUORUMQUE PERDUELLIUM NOMINE AC JUSSU [LITERAE] [LATIN STATE LETTERS]

LITERÆ PSEUDO-SENATUS ANGLICANI, CROMWELLII, RELIQUORUMQUE PERDUELLIUM NOMINE AC JUSSU [LITERAE] [LATIN STATE LETTERS]

[Londini] [London]; Conscriptæ A Joanne Miltono, 1676. Hardcover. Item #28594

(FT) Clothbound. 16mo. 234 pages. 14 cm. First edition. In Latin. Later cloth bound with gilt lettering on spine. Woodcut print ornament of fruit on titlepage; one of the two states of the year; this copy with a fruit printer's device considered to be the first. Posthumously published “Latin State Letters” (as they are commonly referred to) of John Milton, well known for his work “Paradise Lost”, who wrote this surreptitious publication of republican dispatches while in his capacity of Latin secretary to the Council of State, between the years 1649 and 1659. Subjects: England and Wales. Lord Protector (1653-1658: O. Cromwell) - Great Britain. Sovereign (1658-1659: Richard Cromwell) . Great Britain - Foreign relations. Great Britain - History - Commonwealth and Protectorate, 1649-1660. Ex-libris punch stamp on title page and bookplate of Thomas Foley of Witley Court. Endpages foxing, very light soiling throughout, edges lightly soiled. Near fine condition. (DREYFUS-5-8).

Price: $950.00

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