A Member of a Plot to Depose James II? [Trial]. Warrington, Henry Booth, Earl of [1652-1694], Defendant. The Tryal of Henry Baron Delamere for High-Treason, In Westminster-Hall, The 14th Day of January, 1685. Before the Right Honourable George Lord Jeffreys, Baron of Wemm, Lord High Chancellour of England, Constituted Lord High Steward on that Occasion. On Which Day, After Full Hearing, The Lord Delamere was Acquitted from All Matters Laid to His Charge. London: Printed for Dorman Newman, 1686. [iv], 87,  pp. Main text preceded by "Order to Print" (imprimatur) leaf. Collates complete. Folio (11-1/2" x 7-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent quarter cloth over marbled boards, gilt title to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn. Light toning to text, somewhat heavier in places, light foxing to a few leaves. "7" in early hand to head of title page, interior otherwise clean. Ex-library. Bookplate to front pastedown, stamp and annotation to front free endpaper. A nice copy. $200. * Only edition. Warrington was indicted as a participant in Monmouth's rebellion, an attempt by the Duke of Monmouth, an illegitimate son of Charles II, to the claim the throne and depose James II. The special charge against Delamere "was that at the time of Monmouth's rebellion he had gone secretly to Cheshire with the view of inciting a rising in the north of England." While it is nearly certain that Delamere sympathized with Monmouth's designs, he was able to explain his journey as a wish to visit a favorite child who was dangerously ill. "Moreover, Thomas Saxon, the only witness who would positively swear to the correspondence of Delamere and Monmouth, so hopelessly contradicted himself that he was afterwards convicted of perjury.": Dictionary of National Biography II:842-844. English Short-Title Catalogue R23568.
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