Attempts to Keep the Peace Between the King and Parliament Rudyerd, Sir Benjamin [1572-1658]. The Speeches of Sr. Benjamin Rudyer in the High Court of Parliament. [London]: Printed for Thomas Walkly, 1641. [iv], 12 [i.e. 19],  pp. First leaf (added) blank. Various pagination errors, text complete. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-3/4"). Disbound stab-stitched pamphlet, edges rouged. Light toning, occasional very light foxing, early handwritten page numbers to rectos, leaves separating at head, leaves C2-3 (pp. 15-19) detached. $200. * Only edition. During his long career in the House of Commons, Rudyerd frequently (though rarely successfully) acted as mediator between the king and Parliament. In these three speeches, he defends both parties in turn and heavily criticizes the bishops and their "specious, pompous, sumptuous, Religion" and "haughty Insolence." English Short-Title Catalogue R7364.
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