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Walker, Clement. Anarchia Anglicana, or the history of Independency. The second part. Being a continuation of relations and observations historicall and politique upon this present Parliament. [London]: n.p., 1649. 4to (19.4 cm, 7.64"). , 264 pp. (lacking plt.) $400.00
First edition: Walker decries lawlessness and religious factionalism in his follow-up to The History of Independency, with the Rise, Growth, and Practices of That Powerful and Restless Faction, which had been published in the previous year. A member of Parliament who was expelled in Pride's Purge, Walker (1595–1651) here provides much information of interest on the events surrounding the king's trial and Cromwell's rise — for which he was arrested and charged with treason, dying shortly thereafter in the Tower.
Like the first part, this second part appeared under Walker's nom de plume "Theodorus Verax." The title-page was printed in red and black, as are a list of "persons who did actually sit upon Tryall of King Charles the First" and a secondary set of names omitted from the first (here found at the end of the postscript). There were a number of variant printings in the same year; in this copy, there is a colon after "Anglicana" and a period after "XL" in the imprint date. The engraved plate is not present here.
ESTC R220959; Wing (2nd ed.) W317A; Goldsmiths'-Kress no. 01139 (for another 1649 ed.). Recent blue, brown, and cream marbled paper–covered boards, spine with gilt-stamped leather title-label; plate and two preliminary leaves lacking. Pages browned, most notably at edges, with intermittent light spotting and staining; waterstaining to lower portions of latter two thirds; final six leaves with small area of insect damage to lower outer corners. Main list of names with early inked annotation at foot noting addition; both lists with inked marks of emphasis. => A solid, very readable copy. (41376) Please RESHELVE This.
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