May 12, 2011 - Sale 2247

Sale 2247 - Lot 231

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EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED, AND WITH A 17TH-CENTURY BROADSIDE CROMWELLIANUM (CROMWELL, OLIVER.) Gardiner, Samuel Rawson. Oliver Cromwell. Color frontispiece portrait of Cromwell and 32 monochrome plates. Half-title. Folio, 346x245 mm, dark plum morocco gilt by Riviere & Son with double and triple fillet borders and covers and triple fillet borders in spine compartments; contents clean. London: Goupil & Cie., 1899

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number 472 of 1475 copies on fine paper. extra-illustrated with over 150 17th-19th century engravings of relevant historical figures and scenes, and with a 1689 broadside relating to cromwell, reprinting parliamentary proposals "for the speedy and effectual Reducing of the Kingdom of Ireland" during the 1641 rebellion. These involved underwriting massive land confiscation and other measures to hinder the Irish rebels, with Cromwell named in the list of subscribers. He would later achieve notoriety for leading the brutal English conquest of Ireland in 1649-50. Wing E2457 and ESTC R27340 each locate multiple copies in Great Britain but only the Huntington Library copy in the United States.