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[CAVENDISH, George].
The Negotiations of Thomas Woolsey, The great Cardinall of England, Containing his life and Death, viz.

1. The Originall of his promotion. 2. The Continuance of his Magnificence. 3. His Fall, Death, and Buriall. Composed by one of his owne Servants, being his Gentleman-Vsher.

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pp. (xii), 60, 57-118. Portrait frontispiece. The text is continuous despite the pagination. BOUND WITH : PULESTON, Hamlet. Epitomie Monarchie Britanicae. Or, a Brief Cronology [sic] of the Brittish Kings, From the first Original of Monarchial Government, To the Happy Restauration of King Charles the Second, Wherein Many remarkable Observations on the Civil Warrs of England; and General Monks Politique Transactions, in reducing this Nation to a firm Union, for the resettlement of His Majesty, are clearly discovered. Printed for Philemon Stephens the Younger, Stationer, at the Kings Arms over against the Middle Temple Gate in Fleetstreet, near Temple Barr. London. 1663. Sm.4to. pp. (iv), 60. Contemporary speckled calf, blind-ruled panels with floral corner-pieces, rebacked, some contemporary ink marginalia, later signature of H. HARRINGTON, with his notes on the front end-papers - 'This entertaining piece of biography was published by the Puritans during the time of Archbishop Laud's persecution to render the Hierarchy odious.' Occasional brown mark faded, some cropping of the lower margins of the second word affecting the occasional signature letter and catch-word.

*The first work [ESTC R223198] was formerly attributed to the author's brother, Sir William Cavendish; indeed, the earlier owner, H. Harrington, has written the latter's name on the title. It is a variant of the edition with 'William Sheares' in the imprint, see WING C1619aA. For the second title, see WING P4190 - ESTC R21043 gives 7 locations in the British Isles, none in USA libraries.

Printed for William Sheeres. London.

Date Published: 1641. Small 4to.

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