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London, Printed for R. Janeway, 1682, 1st Edition. Hardcover, 8vo 8" - 9" tall,  102,97-232, 253-292, 173-302 pp. Contemporary calf worn at corners and spine ends, joints starting from edges, no endpapers, text clean and bright, a little creasing to upper corner of pp.30-72, text clean and bright, pagination somewhat erratic but text continuous.
Denzil (1st Baron) Holles is perhaps best remembered as one of the five members of the House of Commons who King Charles I attempted to unconstitutionally arrest in 1642, in the process sparking the English Civil War. While on the parliamentarian side of that war he was part of the moderate, Presbyterian, party and became an opponent of Cromwell and the army faction. On the occasion of Pride's Purge on 6 December Holles absented himself and escaped again to France. From here he corresponded with Charles II and he was a leading figure in the Restoration of the monarchy and in April 1660 he was created Baron Holles of Ifield becoming one of the most respected members of the House of Lords. He was an authority on the history and practice of parliament and the constitution publishing a number of books and pamphlets on the subject of which this volume, published posthumously, was the last.