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BIRTH OF THE OLD PRETENDER

At the Council-Chamber in Whitehall, Monday the 22. of October, 1688

Published
(colop) London Printed by Charles Bill, Henry Hills and Thomas Newcomb

Description
Folio, drop head title, woodcut Royal Arms, small library stamps, some light dustiness, 40pp., partly untrimmed, bound in 19th Century half red roan morocco.

£300.00

SKU: 13980

Product Description

The official publication of the meeting at the Council called by King James II to announce the birth of his son and setting out the witness statements that the child was born of his wife. Although the King had two Protestant daughters by his first wife he desperately wanted a son by his second wife, the Catholic Mary of Modena. The birth was witnessed by 40 persons whose staements of attendance are here printed in full to prove to the nation that the son was born of his wife. Wing E821A