Title The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous & William Blagg, for high-treason, for conspiring the death of the King and raising a rebellion in this Kingdom. + letter written to my Lord Russel in Newgate by Tillotson + More
Book Condition Fair/good
Edition First Edition
Size 18.5 x 28.5cm. Approx
Publisher London Printed for Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and Charles Mearn, R. Balwin, Thomas Fox, London 1683. 18.5 x 28.5cm £450 BA126/5 1683
Seller ID 002011
Title + appoint page + 81 pages. + 2 page letter + title page + 4 page Last speech and behaviour of William Late Lord Russel, etc. + 14 page The last speech of Captain Walcot, Jo Rouse and Will Hone,. Full titles of the 2 main items below. All in good condition for age. 4 items all dated 1683 relating to the Rye House Plot, 1st item; Title page + appoint page + 81 pages. The Tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Lord Russell, John Rous & William Blagg, for high-treason, for conspiring the death of the King and raising a rebellion in this Kingdom : at the Sessions-House in the Old-Baily London, on a Commission of Oyer and Terminer held there for the city of London and county of Middlesex, on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, July 12, 13 and 14, 1683. ( The principal contemporary account of the trial) to rear of title page Will Prichard, the Mayor of the City of London appoints Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and Charles Mearn and no one else to publish. In good condition for age, some dirt/ ageing and fold to title page, repaired tear to top. Rest in good condition, some ageing and tiny edge nicks to a couple of pages. 2nd item; is a 1683 printed copy of a 2 page “Letter written to my Lord Russel in Newgate the Twentieth of July 1683” by John Tillotson, published by R. Balwin In good condition, a few minor ink dots/marks. 3rd item; Title page + 4 pages, The last speech & behaviour of William Late Lord Russel upon the scaffold in Lincolns-Inne-Fields, a little before his execution, on Saturday, July 21. 1683, being condemned for high-treason in conspiring the death of the King and the subversion of the government, &c., together with the paper delivered by him to the sheriffs, and signed with his own hand. Also The last speeches, behaviour, and prayers of Capt. Thomas Walcot, John Rouse Gent. & William Hone joyner : a little before their execution at Tyburn, on Friday the 20th of July 1683, being condemned for high-treason in conspiring, &c.. In good condition for age, some minor ageing. 4th item: 14 pages, is “The Speeches of Captain walcot, Jo Rouse and Will Hone, on Friday the Twentieth of July 1683” In good condition for age, some ageing. The whole is unbound though all attached together and was once bound, but now all attached together with a latter end page. From a quick net check this is the only copy of the four items for sale together. The principal contemporary account of the trial of the plot's conspirators, leading to the execution of Lord Russell (and Algernon Sydney) and contributing mightily if indirectly to the Revolution and the reform of the English law of treason. With 3 other rare 1683 contemporary items relating to it. Overall in good condition for 1683, some ageing, very light foxing, a few minor listed faults, but no major faults. A rare /possibly unique last chance to ever purchase all 4 original Rye House Plot items together.