Lot 438: English Civil War. Some Speciall and Considerable Passages from London, Westminster, Portsmouth, Warwicke, Coventry, and other places. Blunden, 1642-[1643]

DominicWinter

2015-11-05 11:28:42

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Lot 437: English Civil War. Some Speciall and Considerable Passages from London, Westminster, Portsmouth, Warwicke, Coventry, and other places. Collected for the use of all those that desire to be truely informed [continued as Special Passages], numbers 1-44 (complete), Numb. 1. (From Tuesday the 9th of August, to Tuesday the 16th. [1642])-Numb. 44. (From Tuesday the 6 of June, to Tuesday the 13 of June 1643), London: printed fot H[umphrey]: Blunden, 1642-[1643], collation A1-Xx4 (register continuous), pagination near continuous throughout volume from page 1 to page 362 (1-72, 83-362), with caption titles to each issue, few leaves close-trimmed at foot and fore-edge (with minor loss), browning and spotting, occasional light dust-soiling, dampstaining to margins of leaves Tt-Tt4, few leaves lightly frayed at head, lacking free endpapers, contemporary sheep, joints cracked and some wear, 4to ESTC P1334, Nelson & Seccombe. British newspapers and serials, 1641-1700, 605.01-44. There were various edition issues of no. 2, with different titles including: Speciall passages from divers parts of this kingdome (as this copy), Some speciall passages, from divers parts of this kingdom No. 2; and Some speciall passages from Westminster, Coventry, Portsmouth. Imprint from colophon. Issues after No. 15 printed without imprint. A scarce complete collection in contemporary binding of this English Civil War newsbook pamphlet chronicling the eleven month period from August 1642 to June 1643. (1) Dominic Winter's Travel & Natural History Maps, Prints & Sporting Art Early Printed Books Military History Wednesday, 11th November 2015 Estimate: £2000-3000
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