[London?]: NP, 1647. Ex-library, first edition. Hardcover. Small square octavo. 33pp. 19th century, 3/4 brown calf over brown cloth binding. Gilt lettering, tooling and gilt-stamped motifs on the spine. The edges of the book block and the endpapers are marbled. The book which was the author's first published work, is a historical documentation of the reign of King Henry III of England, and specifically the details of the Second Barons' War.
The war, which lasted from 1264–1267, pitted the forces of Prince Edward (later Edward I of England, "Edward the Longshanks"), fighting on behalf of his father King Henry III, against the forces led by Simon de Montfort, Earl of Leicester. Those led by Montfort sought to re-affirm the binding terms of the Magna Carta and cede more power to the Barons and away front the Monarchy. The book discusses the major battles of the war, including the Battle of Lewes, and the Battle of Evesham, in detail.
Binding with some light rubbing to extremities and along the hinges of the spine. Some light staining along the spine, at the front and back covers. Interior with the library bookplate, donated in the memory of "Wesley Havermale", at blank front endpaper. Binding in good, interior very good condition overall. g to vg. Item #42657
Edward Chamberlayne (13 December 1616 – May 1703) was an English writer, known as the author of "The Present State of England" (1669).