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xii, 196 pp, [26, index], 2 leaves pub. ads; 16mo; full brown calf. Front board detached; ownership signature, Thomas Knight, 1829, with four line note "Collection of Irish History from the reign of Elizabeth, (etc.) front endpaper. Thomas Knight's name also written vertically accross top portion of title page. At the end of the half page of text on xii, begins in a miniscule holograph hand (presumed by Knight) an account of Lady Davies, who according to the preceeding Author's Life, "had or pretended to have a spirit of prophecy," and it was reported that she predicted her husband's death, the Sunday before his being found dead of an apoplexy on the morning of Thursday, 8th of December, 1626, just before his installation as Lord Chief Justice of the King's Bench. The writing continues onto the next blank page (printed oddly, with only the words HISTORICAL RELATIONS, the preceeding page also having the word HISTORICAL printed below the text), apparently relating an anecdote about Lady Davies, who, having made prophecies of bad luck for the Duke of Buckingham, and other predictions of a mischevious nature, was brought before the High Commission, where the proceedings apparently involved her claims of the prophet Daniel infused into her body based on an anagram of her name Eleanor Davies, and ultimately being "shot with arrows from her own quiver" by (the Bishop?) suggesting, Dame Eleanor Davies, - never so mad a lady. What fun in the margins.
Title: A Discoverie of the True Causes why Ireland was euer entirely Subdued, nor brought vnder Obedience of the Crowne of England, Vntill the beginning of His Majesties happie Raigne, James Ist. : by Sir John Davies, knt. printed exactly from the edition in 1612. With the addition of the author's life ; and a compleat index to the work.
Publisher: Dublin, Printed for Richard Watts, in Skinner-Row, and Laurence Flin, in Castle-Street: 1761
Binding: Hard Cover
Book Condition: Poor
lbs: 3.00 lbs
Seller ID: 9316
Keywords: Law Ireland Great Britain Politics