A Noted Royalist's History of the English Civil War Bate, George [1608-1669]. Elenchi Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia Pars Prima; Simul ac Juris Regii & Parlamentarii Brevis Enarratio, Ab Autore Geor. Batio M.D. Regiae Majestatis Protomedico Recognita & Aucta Aerae Christianae Anno 1660. London: Typis J. Flesher & Prostant Apud R. Royston in Ivy Lane, 1661. [xii], 257,  pp. Copperplate frontispiece of King Charles I. [Bound with] Bate, George. Elenchi Motuum Nuperorum in Anglia Pars Secunda: Simul ac Regis Effugii Mirabilis e Praelio Wigorniae Enarratio. Authore Georgio Bateo, M.D. Regiae Majestatis Protomedico, & Collegii Londinensis Socio. Aerae Christianae Anno 1662. London: Typis J. Flesher. Prostat Venalis Apud R. Royston S. Regiae Majestatis Bibliopolam, 1663. [xvi], 442,  pp. Final leaf blank. Half-title, Copperplate frontispiece of King Charles II. Octavo (7" x 4-1/2"). Contemporary mottled calf, rebacked in period style retaining existing lettering piece, blind rules to boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, hinges mended. Some rubbing to board edges, corners bumped. Title page of first part printed in red and black. Moderate toning, some leaves have light foxing, a few have minor stains. Brief annotations in small early hand to a few leaves, interior otherwise clean. $450. * Later editions, the second part one of three issues from 1663. First published anonymously in 1649, this work was originally intended to publicize the events of the Civil War from a Royalist perspective to a continental audience. Later editions updated the narrative through the fall of Cromwell and the reign of Charles II. The final edition was published in 1676. Bate was an eyewitness to much of the history he recorded. A doctor, he was chief physician to Charles I, Cromwell and to Charles II. (He concealed his political beliefs during the Civil War.) English Short-Title Catalogue R39866, R209282.
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