The Tryal of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, Before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Upon an Impeachment By the Knights, Citizens and Burgesses in Parliament Assembled, in the Name of themselves, and of all the Commons of Great Britain: .

SACHEVERELL, HENRY, (1674?-1724)

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Included, with separate title-pages: "The Bishop of Salisbury's, and the Bishop of Oxford's Speeches in the House of Lords, On the First Article of the Impeachment of Dr. Henry Sacheverell; Also the Bishop of Lincoln's and Bishop of Norwich's Speeches At the Opening of the Second Article of the said Impeachment." London: Printed, and Sold by John Morphew, 1710; "The Bishop of Oxford, His Speech in the House of Lords, on the First Article of the Impeachment of Dr. Henry Sacheverell." London: Printed in the Year 1710; "The Bishop of Lincoln's and Bishop of Norwich's Speeches in the House of Lords, March the 17th. At the Opening of the Second Article of the Impeachment against Dr. Sacheverell." London: Printed in the Year 1710; and "The Bishop of Norwich's Speech in the House of Lords, at the Opening of the Second Article of Impeachment against Dr. Sacheverell." London: Printed in the Year 1710. Pp. 456; 16; 16; [33]-52; [53]-63. Rebound in quarter calf and pebbled cloth, gilt-stamped black leather spine label. Small bookseller's ticket on lower edge of front pastedown, else very good copy. Size: Octavo. Bookseller Inventory #

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Title: The Tryal of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, Before ...
Publisher: Published by Order of the House of Peers. Printed for Jacob Tonson, at Grays-Inn-Gate
Publication Date: 1710
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition.

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Published by London. Published by Order of the House of Peers, Printed for Jacob Tonson. & (part two) Printed and Sold by John Morphew. 1710. (1710)
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Book Description London. Published by Order of the House of Peers, Printed for Jacob Tonson. & (part two) Printed and Sold by John Morphew. 1710., 1710. folio. 32cm, 335 & 11 & 4pp., 3 volumes in One, bound in contemporary full speckled calf, blind tooled border and decoration on the boards, raised bands, gilt decorations in the panels, red leather label, gilt titles, edges worn, title and half title dust stained else a very good to fine copy in contemporary binding (N13) Sacherverell was impeached for preaching two sermons in which he advocated Tory doctrines of non-resistance and passive obedience. Although his sermons were ordered burned by the common hangman and he was prohibited from preaching for three years, he was allowed to perform other clerical functions, including accepting preferments. Such leniency was regarded as a triumph for the High-Church and Tory party. Book. Bookseller Inventory # 9149

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Book Description London - Jacob Tonson, 1710. Hardcover. Book Condition: GOOD. A rare and old two volume edition of Henry Sacheverell's trial in the first decade of the eighteenth-century. Henry Sacheverell (1674 1724) was an English High Church clergyman and politician. The trial lasted from 27 February to 21 March 1710 and the verdict was that Sacheverell should be suspended for three years and that the two sermons should be burnt at the Royal Exchange. This was the decree of the state, and it had the effect of making him a martyr in the eyes of the populace and (along with heavy taxes on Londoners) bringing about the first Sacheverell riots that year in London and the rest of the country, which included attacks on Presbyterian and other Dissenter places of worship, with some being burned down. The rioting in turn led to the downfall of the ministry later that year and the passing of the Riot Act in 1714. Writing later in the eighteenth century, the Whig member of parliament Edmund Burke used the speeches of Whig leaders at the Sacheverell trial in his An Appeal from the New to the Old Whigs (1791) to demonstrate true Whiggism (as opposed to the beliefs of the Foxite 'New Whigs'). The volume also includes the Bishop of Salibsury's speeches from the trial delivered in the House of Lords. Condition: In a full calf binding. Externally generally smart, lightly rubbed in places with some wear to the extremities. Boards held by cords only. Pages generally bright and clean throughout with some browning and foxing owing to age. Textblock cockled. Ink inscription to front pastedown. Overall: GOOD. Bookseller Inventory # 038340

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