A Relation of the Strange Apparition of the five Jesuits lately executed at Tyburn upon the account of treason. Being a wonderful token of their disquiet, and some things considerable referring to their guilt. Discovered to two gentlemen of eminent credit, upon the road between London and Acton, travelling for Chippenham in Wiltshire. Closed up with an ingenious and merry piece of history, concerning no Jesuits in hell. ANONYMOUS.
A Relation of the Strange Apparition of the five Jesuits lately executed at Tyburn upon the account of treason. Being a wonderful token of their disquiet, and some things considerable referring to their guilt. Discovered to two gentlemen of eminent credit, upon the road between London and Acton, travelling for Chippenham in Wiltshire. Closed up with an ingenious and merry piece of history, concerning no Jesuits in hell.

A Relation of the Strange Apparition of the five Jesuits lately executed at Tyburn upon the account of treason. Being a wonderful token of their disquiet, and some things considerable referring to their guilt. Discovered to two gentlemen of eminent credit, upon the road between London and Acton, travelling for Chippenham in Wiltshire. Closed up with an ingenious and merry piece of history, concerning no Jesuits in hell.

[London]: np. [1680]. First Edition Thus. Hardcover. Quarto. 4pp. Superb Elizabethan style craft binding by renowned London book-binder Bernard C. Middleton; full brown calf, with panels decorated and ruled in blind to the boards and raised bands & gilt title on spine. A tract that supposedly recounts an appearance before two travellers of the ghosts of the five English Jesuits who were falsely accused of conspiracy to murder King Charles II and were executed for treason in 1679. It appears that the story is meant to be taken literally - and that is not simply a vessel to rehash the details of the intrigue known as "the Popish plot" that brought about the men's demise - although a careful reading may reveal a more polemical bent. From the collection of Dr. M. H. Coleman, with his ex-libris seal blind-stamped on the front free endpaper. Endpapers slightly discolored around edges, pages slightly wrinkled & creased, otherwise a VG + copy. Item #49230

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