Le Proces du Sr. Edouard Coleman gentilhomme, pour avoir conspire la mort du roy de Grand Bretagne, la ruine de la religion prostestante, celle du gouvernement d’Angleterre, lequel fut convaincu de crime de lèze majeste, reçut la sentence de mort le jeudy 28 novembre 1678.

Hambourg: sur la copie originaire de Londre, chez Robert Paulet, 1679. First edition in French, presumably published for a continental Protestant audience of The Tryal of Edward Coleman, Gent. for Conspiring the Death of the King, and the Subversion of the Government of England and the Protestant Religion, published the previous year. Covers a bit discolored, endpapers foxed. A very good, clean copy. Contemporary vellum, with title in manuscript on spine. Small twelvemo. 5 ” x 2 7/8.” 240 pp. Item #14681

Colman (1636–1678) was a prominent English Catholic courtier who had a significant influence on James, Duke of York, who later became James II. He was wrongly implicated by Titus Oates in the so-called Popish Plot. He was swiftly arrested and his house searched. A large quantity of letters from foreign correspondents found there convinced the judge and jury that Oates was correct. Colman was found guilty of treason and was hanged, drawn and quartered on December 3, 1678. He was beatified as a martyr by Pope Pius XI in 1929.

OCLC notes only six copies of this book, two in America (theNewberry Library and the Library of Congress), two in England (Cambridge and Leeds), one in Germany and one in the Netherlands. UCLA also owns a copy.

Price: $950.00

See all items by