1. The History of the Troubles and Tryal of The Most Reverend Father in God, and Blessed Martyr, William Laud, Lord Arch-bishop of Canterbury. Wrote by Himself, during his Imprisonment in the Tower.
LAUD, William; WHARTON, Henry (ed.).
William Laud was Archibishop of Canterbury during the reign of Charles I (1625-1649). Shortly after Charles's succession, Laud presented him with a list of England's ministers, divided into "O" (for orthodox) and "P" (for Puritan). This began a feud that led to the persecution of many Puritans and the beheading of Laud himself once the Puritans came to power. The English writer and librarian Henry Wharton made the acquaintance of a later Archibishop of Canterbury, William Sancroft, under whose patronage Wharton's literary work was done. Wharton became well known in his lifetime as an ecclesiastical historian.
Publisher: Ri. Chiswell/Sam. Keble et al
Edition: First edition
Date Published: 1695/1700
Place Published: London
Dust Jacket: No
Jacket Condition: n/a
Details: 2 vols.: , 616; , 84, , 217  p. 33 cm. Frontisportrait of Laud in vol. 1. Full leather bindings with blank impressing. Worn corners and edges. Both hinges of vol. 1 and rear hinge in vol. 2 tape-repaired. Ink signatures, inscriptions, and stamps on front endpapers, half-titles and titles. Vol. 2 cracked at 'To The Reader' page. Dampstained half title in vol. 1 and large tear at bottom of title page. Stain on title page in vol. 2. Chipped bottom corner vol. 1 p. 11 and large tear vol. 1 p. 53. Small ink mark on vol. 2's fore-edge. Otherwise, only small stains, tears, and a few small ink marks throughout.