Prynne's Remarks on the 1648 Purge of the Long Parliament [Prynne, William (1600-1669)]. A Full Declaration of the True State of the Secluded Members Case. In Vindication of Themselves, And Their Privileges, And of the Respective Counties, Cities and Boroughs for Which they were Elected to Serve in Parliament, Against the Vote of Their Discharge, Published in Print Jan. 5, 1659, by Their Fellow Members. Complied and Published by Some of the Secluded Members, Who Could Meet with Safety and Conveniencie, Without Danger of a Forcible Suprize by Red-Coats. London: Printed, And are to be Sold by Edward Thomas, 1660. [ii], 54,  pp. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/2"). Stab-stitched pamphlet bound into recent period-style three-quarter morocco over marbled boards, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, endpapers added, recent bookplate (of D.G. Mackenzie) to front pastedown. Title page printed with typographical border. Moderate toning, final leaf a little cropped at foot with loss of most of one word and all of the catchword, final page rather soiled, repairs to upper corner of and fore-edge title page with loss to border of text. $750. * Only Edition. Pride's Purge of December 1648 was eventually reversed on 21 February 1660 when all the surviving barred Members were restored to the Long Parliament. Prynne includes a list of the secluded Members and here writes up his observations on the subject in a rather more concise way than was his usual practice. The term "Redcoats" to describe soldiers in the English army dates back to February 1645 when Parliament established the New Model Army and it adopted red uniforms. OCLC locates no copies in North American law libraries. English Short-Title Catalogue R22149.
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