Publisher: [London, n.p.] Printed in the Year, 1649.
Edition: First edition.
Bibliographical References: Wing C-4679; ESTC R209208; not in NCBEL.
Condition: Binding worn; some worming in the lower margins, without significant loss; a good copy.
Book ID: 26954
Description12mo, contemporary calf.
CommentsA treatise attributed to poet John Cleveland, written after the execution of Charles I in 1649, on the complexities of swearing loyalty to a commonwealth rather than to a king, and the changes in the concept of treason, which one could commit against a monarch, but now against an impersonal state? This work has traditionally been attributed to Cleveland, including by William Hazlitt, who recorded a manuscript attribution to Cleveland by Francis White. Bookplate of Robert S. Pirie on the front free endpaper.