Lot 513: Author: Stiles, President [Ezra]; Title: A History of Three of the Judges of King Charles I; Major General Whalley, Major-General Goffe, and Colonel Dixwell; Who, at the Restoration, 1660, Fled to America; and were Secreted and Concealed, in Massachusetts and Connecticut, for Near Thirty Years; Place Published: Hartford; Publisher: Elisha Babcock; Date Published: 1794; Description: 357,  +  ad pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece and 8 plates and maps, including 3 folding. (12mo) 16.5x10 cm (6½x4"), period calf with newer leatherette spine, red morocco title label. First Edition, First Issue.With errata slip pasted to final text leaf. A history of three members of the tribunal which had Charles I beheaded in 1649, by the former president of Yale College, a post which he held from 1778 to his death in 1795. Evans 27743; Howes S999; Sabin 91742. Condition: Moderate wear to covers, edges rubbed, tip of back top corner missing; Yale Club bookplate affixed to front paste-down page, fairly tight binding due to cloth tape and front and rear of inner covers, one loose page preceeding frontispiece, slight darkening to textblock, foxing on plates, browning and some chips to edges of paste-down pages; good.
PBA Galleries' Sale 578: Americana, Travel/Exploration, Cartography, African/Asian Americana and Directories
Thursday, 28th January 2016
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