Vindication of the Character and Conduct of Sir William Waller, Commander in Chief of the Parliament Forces in the West: Explanatory of His Conduct in Taking Up Arms Against King Charles the First (Written by himself.). William Waller.
Vindication of the Character and Conduct of Sir William Waller, Commander in Chief of the Parliament Forces in the West: Explanatory of His Conduct in Taking Up Arms Against King Charles the First (Written by himself.)

Vindication of the Character and Conduct of Sir William Waller, Commander in Chief of the Parliament Forces in the West: Explanatory of His Conduct in Taking Up Arms Against King Charles the First (Written by himself.)

London: J. Debrett, 1793. Hardcover. "And now First Published from the Original Manuscript. With an Introduction by the Editor. Embellished with Portraits of Sir William Waller, and of J. Lenthall, Esq. Speaker of Cromwell's Parliament." [4], 14, [2], 326, [14] p.: engraved frontispiece portrait of Sir William Waller (signed R. Walker pinxit and T. Milton sculpt.) and 1 additional plate; 22 cm. Half calf with marbled paper over boards. Six spine compartments with gilt-tooled decoration; black morocco spine label in second compartment with gilt-tooled title: Waller's Vindication. All pages edges marbled. Marbled endpapers. Running title: Waller's Vindication. The additional plate is an engraved portrait of William Lenthal (signed S. Cooper pinxit and Thornthwaite sculpt.). Errata on leaf following p. 14 (following Introduction). In this copy the first erratum has been corrected in pencil to read line 5, rather than 6; the first 6 errata have also been corrected in the text in Pages 321-326 misnumbered 121-126. Without publisher's advertisements found on 2 additional leaves in some copies. Former owner's armorial bookplate ("Nec Degenero") on front fixed endpaper for William Lane Joynt. Possibly the William Lane Joynt (1824-1895) who was the founder of the Limerick Athenaeum and was elected Mayor of Limerick in 1862 and Lord Mayor of Dublin in 1867. Faint name in an old hand at the head of first page of the introduction. In Good+ Condition: most of leather is lacking from both upper corners and along spine on both boards; some gilt is lacking from spine; slight loss of leather at head of spine; front joint starting to separate from each end; other than the few pencilled notations noted above, pages are clean and tight. Good +. Item #001421

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