The History of Whiggism, or The Whiggish-Plots, Principles, and Practices (Mining and Counter-mining the Tory-Plots and Principles, &c.) in The Reign of King Charles the First, during the Conduct of Affaires, under the Influence of the Three Great Minion and Favourites, Buckingham, Laud, and Strafford; And the Sad Forre-runners and Prologues to that Fatal-Year (to England and Ireland) 41. Wherein (as in a Mirrour) is shown the Face of the Late (We do not say the Present) Times.
London. Printed for E. Smith, at the Elephant and Castle in Cornhill. 1682. 1682. 1st Edition. Hardcover. 4to, 28.5cm, first edition, in 2 parts, 24,80p., pages 4 & 80 incorrectly numbered and corrected by hand, in later (19th cent) half tan calf and boards, black ruled borders decorations on the boards and in panels on the spine, maroon label gilt, armorial bookplate, near fine copy, rare (cgc) Wing H.1809 (listing only the edition of 1684). BM copy is lost. - A very scarce book, particularly in the first edition. Edmund Hickeringill (1631-1708), English divine and pamphleteer, was convicted of slander in the year of this publication and was forced to relinquish his position as vicar of AllSaints, Colchester. Item #26836