The Antipathie of the English lordly prelacie, both to regall monarchy, and civill unity: or, an historicall collection of the severall execrable treasons, conspiracies, rebellions, seditions, state-schismes, contumacies, oppressions, & anti-monarchicall practices, of our English, British, French, Scottish, & Irish lordly prelates, against our kings, kingdomes, laws, liberties; and of the severall warres, and civil dissentions occasioned by them in, or against our realm, in former and latter ages … The first part; [With:] The second part.

London, Michael Sparke, 1641.

4to, pp. [28], 168, [ll. 169-176], 179-290, [8], 291-306, [ll. 307-310], 311-337, [1 blank]; [32, including errata leaf with directions to binder on verso], 201-292, 289-304, [18], 305-376, 307-362, ‘391’ (i.e.361), 362-531, [1 blank]; separate title-pages set in typographic borders, each part bound without the preliminary blanks; numerous cancels inserted, text continuous; very short lateral tears to margins of 2Yy in second part; offsetting from binding to margins throughout, otherwise very good copies in twentieth-century half calf and marbled boards, spine with raised bands, panels gilt with fillets and floriated tools, red, green and blue morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, a few scratches; bookplate of the Los Angeles County Law Library; a few annotations in a late seventeenth-century hand.

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First edition, one of numerous issues in this year, this with ‘oppressions, & anti-monarchicall practices’ in the titles, as opposed to the reverse. Prynne’s pamphlet, written during the anti-Laudian controversy of the Root and Branch Petition of 1641, was ‘a watershed in his career. For the first time in his writing he attacked all bishops, and argued for a … destruction of episcopacy’ (ODNB).

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