Parliament Attempts "A Pacification" [Parliament]. The Humble Petition of the Lords and Commons in Parliament Assembled, To the Kings Most Excellent Majesty. For a Pacification Between His Majesty and Both Houses. Veneris Julii 15. 1642. Ordered by the Lords in Parliament, That this Petition be Forthwith Printed and Published. Jo. Brown Cler. Parliamentorum. London: Printed for Christoper Latham, And T. Creake, 1642. 7,  pp. Quarto (7" x 5"). Stab-stitched pamphlet, thread perished. Moderate toning, light foxing, small tear to upper gutter, faint horizontal fold line, a few faint inkstains without loss to legibility, upper right corners creased and lightly worn without loss to text, small ink library stamp at foot of final page. $350. * One of two 1642 editions with slightly different titles. Issued at the onset of the first English Civil War, this pamphlet indicates Parliament's willingness to "lay downe all those preparations which we have been forced to make for our defence" should the king withdraw his forces and "come neerer to Your Parliament, and hearken to their faithfull Advice." Both 1642 editions were unauthorized with a forged order to print and an incorrect date; the petition was in fact issued on July 21, 1642. English Short-Title Catalogue R5019.
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