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A LETTER ...
A letter from a gentleman in the city, to one in the country; concerning the Bill for disabling the Duke of York to inherit the imperial crown of this realm.
London: printed in the year, 1680.
[2], 21, [1] p. ; 19.5 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. Letter is dated at end: 'Lond. Nov. 8. 1678'. Another issue with imprint reading 'Printed for L. Curtis' is dated the same year (copies recorded at Newcastle University Library and at Guildhall Library). The Exclusion Crisis was precipitated by the introduction in the House of Commons of the Exclusion Bill on 15 May 1679 by supporters of the Earl of Shaftesbury, intended to exclude the King's brother and heir presumptive, James, Duke of York from the succession to the throne on the grounds of his Catholicism, in the aftermath of the Popish Plot and the impeachment of the Earl of Danby (q.v.) in 1678. ESTC r14744; Wing L1390.

Copy Notes Bound (12) in a collection of 14 English political tracts relating to parliament with imprint dates between 1673 and 1682, inscribed in ink on the front pastedown Lee Warner.

Binding C17th sheep, blind-tooled borders and centre lozenge, later paper spine-label lettered in ink 'Parliament 1676' and octagonal paper library shelf-label lettered '102'.

Reference Number 189


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