Memoirs of the Honourable Col. Andrew Newport, a Shropshire Gentleman, who served as a Cavalier in the army of Gustavus Adolphus in Germany, and in that of Charles the First in England.: Containing anecdotes and characters of the principal persons of that time: the whole forming a complete military history of Germany and England towards the middle of the seventeenth century.
by [Defoe, Daniel]
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A new edition, with additions, and a Portrait of the Earl of Essex. Printed for Edward Jeffery & R. Faulder. 1792. Octavo. 439pp. 5pp publisher's adverts. Engraved frontispiece portrait. Lacks half title. Contemporary full calf, spine cracked, with wear, lacking label. Lower hinge cracked. Upper board detached. One gathering (p20 -p28) loose at base, proud and consequently toned to edges. Generally bright and crisp text, with occasional offsetting and spotting. Emblem and Armorial Bookplate of The Right Honourable George John Earl de la Warr to fep.
Provenance of note
George John, Earl De La Warr's copy.
Stamped emblem "TRIA JUNCTA IN UNO". Armorial bookplate of the Right Honourable George John Earl De La Warr (1791 - 1869), the British courtier and Tory Politician.
The frontispiece engraved portrait is of Robert Devereux, 3rd Earl of Essex. Thomas West, 3rd and 12th Baron De La Warr (after whom Delaware is named) served in the army under Robert Devereux, 2nd Earl of Essex, and was charged in 1601 of supporting Essex's insurrection against Queen Elizabeth. He was acquitted and Essex was decapitated.
An interesting historic family ownership association.
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- Paul Haynes Rare Books (GB)
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- Memoirs of the Honourable Col. Andrew Newport, a Shropshire Gentleman, who served as a Cavalier in the army of Gustavus Adolphus in Germany, and in that of Charles the First in England.
- [Defoe, Daniel]
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- Printed for Edward Jeffery & R. Faulder
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- Military History, Thirty Years War, English Civil War, Battle of Edgehill, Literature, Sackville West, Armorial Bookplate, Association
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- History; Literature; Military History; British Local History; Provenance, Bookplates and Associations;
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