Welwood Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions for the Last Hundred Years Preceding the Revolution in 1688 Extra Illustrated with 55 Portraits 6 by Hollar

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Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions in England, for the Last Hundred Years, Preceding the Revolution in 1688. London, printed for Tim Godwin, 1700. Extra-illustrated with 55 engraved portraits (counting individually the 7  bishops sent to the Tower), laid in to size. Signed by Earl Pembroke numerous times.

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Welwood, James, Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions in England, for the Last Hundred Years, Preceding the Revolution in 1688. London, printed for Tim Godwin, 1700. Extra-illustrated with 55 engraved portraits (counting individually the 7  bishops sent to the Tower), laid in to size. Signed by Earl Pembroke numerous times. Tall octavo (20 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm), 405 pages, 55 engraved portraits and illustrations with a frontispiece of King William III. Collation: A8, B-U8, X-Z8, Aa-Cc8, Dd4, (Dd3 verso and Dd4 verso advertisements). Front cover probably original paneled calf, back cover replaced with gold-ruled brown calf. Re-backed in darker brown calf, with a recent gilt label.

Portraits of:

William III;

Elizabeth I;

Edward VI;

Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex;

Sir Francis Walsingham, Secretary of State

Charles Howard, Earle of Nottingham;

Sir William Cecil, Kn. Baron of Burghley;

Henri IV of France;

Mary, Queen of Scots;

Tomb of Elizabeth I;

James I of England;

Henry, Prince of Wales;

Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia;

Sir Walter Rale[i]gh [after Simon de Passe, line engraving, 1617. D19398 NPG];

King Frederick of Bohemia;

Archb. Canterbury, George Abbat;

Thomas Wentworth, Earle Stafford;

John Pym, Esquire Burgis of Tavistock;

William Laud, Archbishop of Canterbury (Hollar, P. 1454);

Robert Devereux Earle of Essex;

Marquis of Montross;

Charles I (Hollar, P.1433);

Queen Henrietta Maria (Hollar, P.462);

George Villiers, Duke of Buckingham;

Robert Car, Earle of Somerset;

Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector;

Edward Lord Montague, Baron of Eimbolton, Viscount Mandevile, Earle of Manchester, sig W Hollar fecit 1644 (Hollar, P. 1309);

 

Sir Thomas Fairfax (Hollar, P.1402);

Cardinal Marazin;

Sir Samuel Morland (Hollar, 1531);

Mareschal Turenne;

Don Lewis de Harro, P.S. excud.;

Louis XIV (Fred. Bouttats, sculp.);

George Monck, Duke of Albemarle;

Charles II;

Edward Hide, Earle of Clarendon;

Prince George of Denmark;

Col. Algernon Sidney beheaded Dec 7, 1683;

Charles II, R. White, sculp.;

Jacobus II, D.G. Angliae, Scot., Fran. Et Hiber: Rex;

Queen Christina of Sweden;

Pope Innocent XI;

James, Duke of Monmouth;

Roger, Earl of Castlemaine;

Henry, Bishop of London (Frederick van den Hove, sculp.);

The Seven Bishops Sent to the Tower (double); (fold wear)

Prince William Henry of Orange;

François Henri de Montmorency, Duc  de Piney-Luxembourg;

Robert Cecil, Earle of Salsbury, H. Stock, sculp.;

Dr. James Welwood enjoyed reputations as a physician and as an historian. Of these Memoirs, the author of the entry in Biblioteca Britannica notes it is “an excellent work, betraying, however, much party spirit.” Extra-illustrated for Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (1656 – 1733), this copy remained in the Pembroke library untils its public sale by Sotheby’s on March 15 – 17, 1920. This copy appears as Lot 201. The first public sale of the Pembroke library was on June 23, 1914. Since the sale in 1920, this copy travelled first to Scotland, then to the United States, where it was in a private collection. Biblioteca Britannica, Vol. II, Authors; Wing, STC, Second edition, W1307; Pennington, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings of Wencelaus Hollar.

 

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Author

Welwood, James

Title

Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions in England for the Last Hundred Years Preceding the Revolution in 1688, Extra-illustrated with 55 engraved portraits 6 by Hollar