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ABBOT,GEORGE (ARCHBISHOP OF CANTERBURY, DIED 1633) - CASES OF IMPOTENCY AND DIVORCE As debated in England in that remarkable Tryal 1613 between Robert Earl of Essax and the Lady Frances Howard .. (Volume 1 only of 3)

London, by the Booksellers 1737 Copperplate frontis (of Robert Earl of Somerset and the Lady Frances Howard) . Volume 1 only (of 3) duodecimo contemporary calf (hinges slightly worn/tips rubbed & head of spine chipped but completely sound and firm) (vi)+192pp inscription on FEP and four gutters taped where leaves never sewn in. This trial was brought by the lady after 8 years of marriage but turned out to be a conspiracy between her and her lover the Earl of Somerset with imputations of witchcraft carried out at her behest against the Earl of Essex. Complete in this volume with Abbot's, the King's and other comments. Abbot and the bishop of London were against the divorce and he goes into his reasons why he dissented. Three other bishops voted for the divorce and the king agreed with them. A copy of the divorce is given. An additional section taken from Arthur Wilson's History of King James is added at the end. (Not in British Library catalogue, one copy in Library of Congress, not in ABPC back to 1975 - the 2nd volume only was sold in 1988). Scarce.
GBP 198.00 [Appr.: EURO 225.5 US$ 251.66 | JPą 27692] Book number V61352

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