Will A Popish King Suppress City Charters? Hunt, Thomas [1626/7-1688]. A Defence of the Charter, And Municipal Rights of the City of London. And the Rights of Other Municipal Cities and Towns of England. Directed to the Citizens of London. London: Printed and Are to be Sold, by Richard Baldwin, Near the Black Bull in the Old-Bailey, . [ii], 46 pp. Quarto (7-1/2" x 5-3/4"). Recent period-style quarter calf over marbled boards, gilt title to spine, endpapers renewed. Moderate toning to text, light foxing to a few leaves. Early owner initials and signature to title page, brief annotations to a few leaves. $250. * Only edition, one of two issues from 1683. This essay "lashed out against the Duke of York and his minions. Once the popish successor became king, Hunt asserted, the governments of all the once corporate towns, whose charters were lost, would be put in the hands of the papists whose ultimate aim was the extirpation of the Protestant religion" (Zook). The other issue has a title page with the phrase "City of London" in a different typeface, but is otherwise identical. Counting both issues, OCLC locates 3 copies in North American law libraries (University of Michigan, University of Minnesota, University of Pennsylvania). Zook, Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England 44. English Short-Title Catalogue R226384.
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