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DANGERFIELD, Thomas (1650?--1685)
Mr. Tho. Dangerfeilds [sic] particular narrative, of the late Popish design to charge those of the Presbyterian party with a pretended conspiracy against His Majesties person, and government. Written by himself.
London: printed for Henry Hills, John Starkey, Thomas Basset, John Wright, Richard Chiswell, and Samuel Heyrick, 1679.
[8], 75, [1] p. ; 32.4 cm. (2°)

Imprimatur on leaf pi1v: 'I Do appoint Henry Hills, John Starkey, Thomas Basset, John Wright, Richard Chiswell, and Samuel Heyrick, to Print this my Narrative of the Ptetended [sic] Presbyterian Plot. Thomas Dangerfeild.'. Caption title (p. 1): 'The Narrative Of Mr. Tho. Dangerfield.' The so-called Meal-tub Plot, a spurious plot to overthrow Charles II, was invented by Dangerfield, who later claimed it was a Catholic sham to mask a real Popish plot (ODNB). Quire B has settings: B1r, paragraph 2, line 1 ends 'from whom' and B2v, last line begins 'of the'; a variant has 'from' and 'due of the'. Wing D192; ESTC r13969.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting half-title. Bound (23) after Albert Durer revived, [1685?] (q.v.) in a volume of tracts dated between 1679 and 1702, with the armorial bookplate of Thomas Pelham Hood, of Spring-Mount in the County of Antrim, Esq, and the front free-endpaper inscribed in ink R. Reynolds.

Binding Early C18th sheep, blind-ruled and blind-tooled borders, gilt double-ruled spine, later green spine-label, gilt-lettered 'Collection / Of / Tracts'. Later numbered '61' in a series of pamphlet volumes.

Reference Number 5673


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