The Romish Horseleech: or, an Impartial Account of the Intolerable Charge of Popery to this Nation, In an Historical Remembrance of some of those Prodigious summs of money heretofore extorted from all degrees during the exercise of the Papal power here. To which is Annexed an Essay of the Supremacy of the King of England. Thomas STAVELEY.

The Romish Horseleech: or, an Impartial Account of the Intolerable Charge of Popery to this Nation, In an Historical Remembrance of some of those Prodigious summs of money heretofore extorted from all degrees during the exercise of the Papal power here. To which is Annexed an Essay of the Supremacy of the King of England.

London: Printed by R.W. for Ralph Smith, 1674. [Anti-Catholic Propaganda] FIRST EDITION. Octavo (17 x 11cm), pp.[32]; 286; [4]. Later (likely late eighteenth-century) brown straight grained calf, with gilt titles to a black label, and gilt decorations to spine. Trimmed, with all edges and endpapers marbled. Some black ink scribbling to upper margin of title page; a small black ink note to base. Light occasional spotting throughout. Rubbing and bumping to joints and board edges. Head and tail of spine pulled. An old number or shelf-mark laid over spine head. Very good. A magistrate and antiquarian of Leicestershire, Staveley here considers the competing claims of the Papacy, the King of England, and English Common Law in pre-Reformation England. Item #54477

ESTC: R12101.

Price: £275.00

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