1. A Letter from Major General Ludlow to Sir E. S. / 2. A Letter from General Ludlow to Dr. Hollingworth
LUDLOW, Edmund (pseud.)
Full titles: 1. A Letter from Major General Ludlow to Sir E. S. Comparing the tyranny of the first four Years of King Charles the Martyr, with the Tyranny of the Late Abdicated King. Occasioned by the reading Doctor Pelling's Lewd Harangues upon the 30th of January, being the Anniversary or General Madding-Day. 2. A Letter from General Ludlow to Dr. Hollingworth, Their Majesties Chaplain At St. Botolph-Aldgate. The name Edmund Ludlow is a pseudonym for a Republican pamphleteer whose identity remains unknown. Sir Edward Seymour (1633-1708), the "E.S." to which these letters are directed, was Speaker of the House and a well-known Royalist. The postscript on pages 29-30 prints "The prayer of King Charles, stiled A Prayer in time of captivity" beside, in a parallel column, "The Prayer of Pamela (to an heathen deity) being under imprisonment," taken from Sir Philip Sideney's "Arcadia." The second letter attacks Richard Hollingworth (1639?-1701), another ardent Royalist.
Edition: First Edition
Date Published: 1691-92
Place Published: Amsterdam
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 letters in 1 book: 30; viii, 72 p. 21 cm. Respined half leather with brown paper boards. Some shelf wear and minor chip in spine. First title page has 2" square cut out and professionally repaired. Second title page has ink spills and dampness stain which extends for a few pages. Ink writing on both titles. Pages darkened, some foxing. Second title page has library stamp on rear. Ink on pages 31 and 72 of second part. Pages 57 onwards have dampness stains around margins.