Can English Liberties Survive a Papist Monarchy? [L'Estrange, Sir Roger (1616-1714)]. The Lawyer Outlaw'd; Or a Brief Answer to Mr. Hunts Defence of the Charter. With Some Useful Remarks on the Commons Proceedings in the Last Parliament at Westminster. In a Letter to a Friend. [London]: Printed by N[athaniel] T[hompson] for the Author, 1683. [ii], 38 pp. Quarto (7-3/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet in recent quarter pebbled cloth over paper-covered boards. Light soiling, moderate wear to spine ends and corners, rear joint starting at head, hinges partially cracked. Moderate toning, light soiling to title page and verso of final leaf, margins trimmed close in places with minor loss to text, but not legibility, of a few leaves, small hole in lower corner of title with no loss to text. $500. * First edition, one of three issues from 1683. L'Estrange's essay was a response to Thomas Hunt's Defence of the Charter, And Municipal Rights of the City of London (1683), which claimed that when the Duke of York became king "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). Our pamphlet is one of two issues by Nathaniel Thompson. The other 1683 edition does not indicate a printer. A second and final edition of this pamphlet was published in 1683. OCLC locates 2 copies in North American law libraries, both of the first edition that does not indicate a printer (Harvard, University of Minnesota). Zook, Radical Whigs and Conspiratorial Politics in Late Stuart England 44. English Short-Title Catalogue R25476.
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