The Speech of Denzell Holles Esquire: Delivered at the Lords Barr, Wednesday the 15th. of Iune

London: Thomas Underhill, 1642. Title continued: "Vpon the Impeachment of the Earles of North-hampton, Devon-shire, Monmouth, and Dover, and of the Lords Rich, Andever, Grey of Ruthen, Coventry and Capell, for their contempt in departing from the Parliament, and not returning upon Summons." [2], 11, [3] p.; 19 cm. Signatures: A-B4. (4to). Disbound. Title within ornamental border; first page of text has engraved head-piece and initial. The number "(8)" appears in ink at head of title, presumably a former owner's numbering from a volume of pamphlets. Inscription in an old hand on the last blank page, possibly relating to the binding of that volume. Wing (2nd ed.), H2476B. Denzil Holles was one of five members of the House of Commons whom King Charles I of England unsuccessfully attempted to arrest in 1642, and, in this speech, he presents the House of Commons' impeachment of the nine Lords who had refused to rejoin Parliament, having joined the king's forces in what became the First English Civil War. In Very Good- Condition: lower edge of second signature shaved, with partial loss of some letters; title page and last (blank) page lightly soiled; pages are otherwise clean and bright. Very Good -. Item #001310

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