13th Dec, 2023 10:30 GMT/BST

Books, Maps & Manuscripts

  Lot 36


King Charles I (of England).
'A Journal of the Proceedings of the High Court of Justice erected by Act of the Commons of England .... assembled in Parliam't for Erecting of a High Court of Justice for the Trying and Judging of Charles Stuart King of England .... An Act of the Commons of England ...'
'Whereas it is notorious that Charles Stuart the now King of England not content with those many Incroachments which his Predecessors had made upon the People in their Rights and Freedoms, hath had a wicked Design totally to Subvert the Ancient and Fundamental Laws and Liberties of this Nation ...'
An interesting report of the proceedings, including witness accounts used against the King. Ink manuscript on paper, with red ruled borders, no date [1649 or later], 71 folio pages, bookplate of Rupert Potter [father of Beatrix Potter], worn panelled calf.
King Charles I, (of England).
The Workes of King Charles The Martyr: With A Collection of Declarations, Treaties, And other Papers concerning the Differences Betwixt His said Majesty and his Two House of Parliament.
Printed by James Flesher for R. Royston, 1662, folio, lacking frontis, engraved title and imprimatur, first leaf is the title (A3), hence [12], 458, [10], 733, [6] pages, three double page engraved plates (loss to fore-edge of one plate), full calf binding with gilt tooling to spine and board edges. [pages not collated]
[Provenance - descent within the extended Potter family] (2)

Sold for £1,400
Estimated at £300 - £500


Auction: Books, Maps & Manuscripts, 13th Dec, 2023

The Books, Maps and Manuscripts sales encompass a broad range of collecting areas from early antiquarian books to modern first editions, which are sold alongside illustrations, private press, manuscripts, maps and atlases, early photographs, autographed letters and historic documents. Held four times a year, the specialist Book sales incorporate both private collections and libraries, and single lots from vendors across the United Kingdom.


Tuesday 12 December 10am-5pm and morning of sale from 8am

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