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OATES, Titus (1649--1705)
An exact and faithful narrative of the horrid conspiracy of Thomas Knox, William Osborne, and John Lane, to invalidate the testimonies of Dr. Titus Oates, and Mr. William Bedlow; by charging them with a malicious contrivance against the E. of Danby, and the said Dr. Oates with an attempt of sodomy. Wherein are exemplified from the originals, I. Four forged letters dictated byThomas Knox. II. Five false informations, one paper of memorials, and one other information against Dr. Oates for sodomy, forged by Knox in the names of Lane and Osborne. III. The informations, depositions, examinations, and confessions of the said Knox, Osborne, and Lane, taken upon oath before Sir William Waller and Edmund Warcup, Esq;. IV. An account of some depositions taken before the Lords Committees of Secresie, relating thereunto. V. The breviates of the councel for the King at the trials of the said Knox and Lane, Nov. 25. 1679. ... Published by the appointment of me Titus Oates.
London: printed for Tho. Parkhurst, Tho. Cockerill and Benj. Alsop, 1680.
[8], 24, 33--36 p. ; 32.4 cm. (2°)

Order-to-print on leaf [A]1v: 'I Do Appoint Thomas Parkhurst, Thomas Cockerill, and Benjamin Alsop, to Print this Narrative, and that no other Print the same. Titus Oates. Decemb. 2. 1679'. Text and register continuous despite pagination. Titus Oates was the principal fabricator of the Popish Plot, a fictitious Catholic conspiracy to assassinate Charles II, leading to multiple trials and executions between 1678 and 1681 when Oates was discredited as a perjuror (ODNB). Wing O41; ESTC r4560.

Copy Notes Bound (20) after Albert Durer revived, [1685?] (q.v.) in a volume of tracts dated between 1679 and 1702 including Bedloe's Narrative ... of the horrid Popish plot, 1679 (q.v.) ,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 5670


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