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Auction archive: Lot number 159

FIRST GLASGOW IMPRINT -- [Archibald Johnston, Lord WARRISTON (1611-1663)]. The Protestation of the Generall Assemblie of the Church of Scotland, and of the Noblemen, Barons, Gentlemen, Borrowes, Ministers and Commons, subscribers of the Covenant . Gl...

Auction 20.11.2003
20 Nov 2003
Estimate
£1,200 - £1,800
ca. US$2,026 - US$3,040
Price realised:
£2,270
ca. US$3,834
Auction archive: Lot number 159

FIRST GLASGOW IMPRINT -- [Archibald Johnston, Lord WARRISTON (1611-1663)]. The Protestation of the Generall Assemblie of the Church of Scotland, and of the Noblemen, Barons, Gentlemen, Borrowes, Ministers and Commons, subscribers of the Covenant . Gl...

Auction 20.11.2003
20 Nov 2003
Estimate
£1,200 - £1,800
ca. US$2,026 - US$3,040
Price realised:
£2,270
ca. US$3,834
Beschreibung:

FIRST GLASGOW IMPRINT -- [Archibald Johnston, Lord WARRISTON (1611-1663)]. The Protestation of the Generall Assemblie of the Church of Scotland, and of the Noblemen, Barons, Gentlemen, Borrowes, Ministers and Commons, subscribers of the Covenant . Glasgow: George Anderson, 1638. 4° (174 x 129mm). Woodcut title vignette. 15-line woodcut opening initial, headpiece and tailpiece. (B1 with long internal tear at inner margin touching on text.) ONLY EDITION. Variant issue with quire A partially reset, A2r catchword 'of' and A2v beginning 'of.' 'Not only an oustanding event in the ecclesiastical history of Scotland, but -- as the first known piece of printing executed in Glasgow -- an important stage in the bibliographical history of the city' ( Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society I, p. 106). Oppostion to the attempt by Charles I and Archbishop Laud to impose a version of the Anglican prayer-book upon the Scottish people provoked violent opposition among the 'Covenanters.' This important pamphlet, by the elected clerk, protested against the Royal proclomation of 29 November 1638, rapidly dissolving the General Assembly which had met in Glasgow on November 21. STC 22047.5. [ Bound with :] Articles of Militarie Discipline . Edinburgh: James Bryson, 1639. 4°. (Cropped with loss of some catchwords.) ONLY EDITION. A code of military conduct for the covenanters which placed a ban on 'swearers and drunkards' and ruled: 'He that forceth any woman and the matter be proved, he shall die for it.' SCARCE. STC 21904.5; the 2 works bound with 7 other tracts on the covenanters [Wing G745; STC 22000; STC 22051; STC 12728; STC 22048a; STC22060; STC 21907]. Contemporary calf (joints cracked, extremities worn).

Auction archive: Lot number 159
Auction:
Datum:
20 Nov 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, King Street
Beschreibung:

FIRST GLASGOW IMPRINT -- [Archibald Johnston, Lord WARRISTON (1611-1663)]. The Protestation of the Generall Assemblie of the Church of Scotland, and of the Noblemen, Barons, Gentlemen, Borrowes, Ministers and Commons, subscribers of the Covenant . Glasgow: George Anderson, 1638. 4° (174 x 129mm). Woodcut title vignette. 15-line woodcut opening initial, headpiece and tailpiece. (B1 with long internal tear at inner margin touching on text.) ONLY EDITION. Variant issue with quire A partially reset, A2r catchword 'of' and A2v beginning 'of.' 'Not only an oustanding event in the ecclesiastical history of Scotland, but -- as the first known piece of printing executed in Glasgow -- an important stage in the bibliographical history of the city' ( Records of the Glasgow Bibliographical Society I, p. 106). Oppostion to the attempt by Charles I and Archbishop Laud to impose a version of the Anglican prayer-book upon the Scottish people provoked violent opposition among the 'Covenanters.' This important pamphlet, by the elected clerk, protested against the Royal proclomation of 29 November 1638, rapidly dissolving the General Assembly which had met in Glasgow on November 21. STC 22047.5. [ Bound with :] Articles of Militarie Discipline . Edinburgh: James Bryson, 1639. 4°. (Cropped with loss of some catchwords.) ONLY EDITION. A code of military conduct for the covenanters which placed a ban on 'swearers and drunkards' and ruled: 'He that forceth any woman and the matter be proved, he shall die for it.' SCARCE. STC 21904.5; the 2 works bound with 7 other tracts on the covenanters [Wing G745; STC 22000; STC 22051; STC 12728; STC 22048a; STC22060; STC 21907]. Contemporary calf (joints cracked, extremities worn).

Auction archive: Lot number 159
Auction:
Datum:
20 Nov 2003
Auction house:
Christie's
London, King Street
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