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  1. SYDNEY, Algernon.

    Discourses concerning Government … with his Letters, Trial, Apology, and some Memoirs of his Life.

    London, A. Millar, 1763.

    Second Millar edition of Sidney’s important Discourses, accompanied by other works. A prominent political theorist opposed to monarchy, Algernon Sidney (1623–1683) wrote the Discourses between 1681 and 1683, argues for armed resistance to oppressive government; the text, which...

    £750

  2. ‘VERAX, Ebenezer’ (pseud.).

    A wonderful Sermon, or, truth undisguised. To be preached on the fast-day … With suitable...

    London, D. I. Eaton, 1796.

    Second issue, possibly preceded by an undated issue priced three pence, of this pseudonymous, rabidly republican pamphlet in the form of a ‘proclamation’ by the King of Hog Island for a ‘general starvation’. This is followed by a sermon calling for war with France, accompanied by suitably...

    £375

  3. [WATT, Robert.]

    Trials of Robert Watt and David Downie for High Treason … with an engraving of the pikes … to which is subjoined...

    Edinburgh, Manners and Miller, [1794].

    First edition, scarce, later reprinted in London and Philadelphia (without the illustration).

    £450

  4. RAIMONDI, Eugenio.

    Delle caccie … libri Quattro, aggiuntovi’n questa nuova ’mpressione il quinto libro della villa.

    [Naples, Lazzaro Scoriggio, 1626].

    Second edition, expanded and extended, with a new series of striking venatic plates. The series of plates (attributable to Nicolas Perrey, who signs the title), showing composite scenes of hunters pursuing animals from birds and fish to lions and elephants, is wholly new, replacing the woodcut...

    £2500

  5. OSBORNE, Thomas, Earl of Danby.

    Articles of impeachment of high treason and other high crimes … against Thomas Earl of...

    [London, 1678].

    One of several contemporary printings, priority uncertain. Thomas Osborne, then Lord Danby and later Duke of Leeds, led the government from 1674 until 1678, when he was impeached for, effectively, having carried out government policy. He was voted guilty by the Commons but the Lords were still...

    £100