Title The High Court of Justice; Comprising Memoirs of the Principle Persons Who sat in Judgment on King Charles the First , And Signed His Death-Warrant, Together with those Accessaries, Excepted by Parliament in the Bill of Indemnity. Illustrated with Portraits, Autographs and Seals, Collected from Authentic Materials.
Publisher London. John Caulfield. 1820
Seller ID 7549
First edition. 4to. Title, xi, p. list of plates, blank, pp. list of subscribers, 112pp. + pp. index. Portrait frontis. of Charles I. + 23 portraits, incl. Cromwell. These portraits are delightfully partisan, each engr. has a border displaying beheaded skulls, chains, axes, the Tower, a hanging scene, etc. Under the name of each of these "baddies" is the way they died, mainly executed, some died in prison, one was assassinated and a couple managed to escape and subsequently died in exile. The book is bound in contemporary half black calf gilt, marbled bds., sl. signs of wear to extremities o/w a clean and sound copy of a very scarce Civil War item.
HISTORY 19th century Trials Charles I Cromwell