Signed by Author(s) Book 8vo. 22.5cm, fourth edition, in two volumes, xxviii, 348 & 384pp., 2 engraved frontis portraits, 2 folding plates, engraved view & folding plan (of Nottingham Castle) plates, original fine grain green linen backed marbled boards, paper labels, slightly dust worn but a fine sound set John Hutchinson (1615-1664). English Puritan, soldier and regicide, born in Nottingham. A parliamentarian he was governor of Nottingham an successfully held the town (1643-45). Returned in 1646 to parliament for Nottingham, he was one of King Charles I's judges, and signed the warrant for his execution. He sat in the first council of state but alarmed at the ambitious schemes of Cromwell, ceased to take part in politics. At the Restoration he was included in the Act of Amnesty, but was later imprisoned in the Tower and at Sandown Castle on the groundless suspicions of treasonable conspiracy, and died. The Memoirs written by his widow for her children, was first published in 1806, revealed a delightful picture of a grave and courteous gentleman, wholly free from austerity and fanaticism. (CDB).
Very Good. Book An insightful biography into the life of Colonel John Hutchinson, anEnglish politician who sat in the House of Commons of England from 1648 to 1653 and in 1660. Now first published from the original manuscript by Rev. Julius Hutchinson. Containing original anecdotes of many of the most distinguished of his contemporaries, and a summary review of public affairs. Written byHutchinson's widow, daughter of Sir Allen Apsley Lord Lieutenant of the Tower of London. Although the book was not published until several years after her death, she had known many of the people in that conflict and was in an ideal position to chronicle the events of the war. Towhich is prefixed The Life of Mrs. Hutchinson, Written by Herself. With the original list of subscribers, to which have been added Additional Subscribers neatly added in ink by a previous owner. Adorned with six beautifully engraved plates, which include; a portrait frontispiece of Hutchinson, a portraitplate of Lucy Hutchinson, alarge folding genealogical table, facsimile plate of Mrs. Hutchinson's handwriting, a view of Nottingham, a plan of Nottingham Castle. Collated complete. Hutchinson was one of the Puritan leaders, and fought in the parliamentary army in the English Civil War. As a member of the high court of justice in 1649 he was 13th of 39 Commissioners to sign the death-warrant of King Charles I. Although he avoided the fate of some of the other regicides who were executed after the Restoration, he was exempted from the general pardon but only to the extent that he could not hold a public office. In 1663 he was accused of involvement in the Derwentdale Plot, incarcerated and died in prison. Condition: Rebound in a half cloth binding with paper covered boards. Externally, lightly rubbed with minor marks to the boards, and slight wear to the extremities. Amateur repairs to the hinges. Internally, firmly bound and bright, although with scattered instances of foxing, and some marginal tide marks to the plates. Previous owner's bookplate to the front pastedown. Additional Subscribers neatly added in ink by a previous owner. Overall: GOOD.
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