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HOLLES, Denzil, Baron Holles (1599--1680)
The Long Parliament dissolved.
[London]: printed in the year 1676.
23, [1] p. ; 19.5 cm. (4º)

Anonymous. Place of publication taken from Wing. In this edition, the Biblical verse on the title-page is in 3 lines; another printing of the same date has the Biblical verse in 2 lines and is paginated 30, [2] p. An anonymous pamphlet generally attributed to Denzil Holles, 1st Baron Holles (cf. Halkett & Laing, p. 1509), although there is no evidence that he was the author. See Journals of the House of Lords, 1 March 1677 (q.v..; date accessed: 27 March 2012). The pamphlet was condemned to be burnt by the common hangman on 7 March (q.v.). The title-page of the Soane copy is inscribed in ink Buckingham, presumably a likewise insecure attribution to George Villiers, 2nd Duke of Buckingham (1628--1687), who had delivered a speech to the House of Lords in November 1675 asking leave to introduce a private bill, only for the session to be prorogued before the bill could be presented. After the king's decision not to call Parliament in 1676, Buckingham made a long speech on the opening day of the next session (15 February 1677), arguing that the prorogation meant that Parliament had been dissolved, and was sent to the Tower of London the following day with his fellow dissolutionists Shaftesbury, Salisbury, and Wharton, but obtained a full release on 5 August 1677. ESTC r7214; Wing H2463; Goldsmiths' 2186.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting all after p. 16. Bound (1) in a collection of 14 English political tracts relating to Parliament with imprint dates between 1673 and 1682. The list of contents of the entire volume is inscribed in ink on rear free-endpaper, with dates (1673--1682) and amendments in another hand; the front pastedown inscribed in ink Lee Warner, possibly the same hand as the manuscript attribution to Buckingham. Contemporary underscorings and marginal marks of emphasis in ink.

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 178


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