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CLEVELAND, John (1613--1658)
[The idol of the clownes]
The idol of the clovvnes, or, insurrection of Wat the Tyler, with his fellow kings of the Commons, against the English Church, the King, the lawes, nobility and gentry, in the fourth yeare of King Richard the 2d. Anno. 1381.
London: printed in the year, 1654.
[12], 148 p. ; 14.2 cm. (8º)

An anonymously written, printed and distributed royalist tract by the cavalier poet and political satirist John Cleveland, who states that 'What I relate here ... I collect out of Sir John Froissart, ... and out of Thomas of Walsingham, ...'. - To the Reader, pp. [x--xi]. Publication dated by Thomason to 1st April, 1654. See Grolier Club, Catalogue of original and early editions of some of the poetical and prose works of English writers from Wither to Prior, New York, 1905, 176; Thomason E.1488[2]; Wing 4672; ESTC r208498.

Binding C17th sheep, gilt-ruled spine, spine-label lost.

Reference Number 1054


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