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★ A Declaration of the several treasons, blasphemies and misdemeanors acted, spoken and published against God, the late King, his present Majesty, the nobility, clergy, city, commonalty, &c. by that grand wizard and impostor William Lilly of St. Clements Danes, other wise called Merlinus Anglicus. Presented to the Right Honourable the members of the House of Parliament: in order to secure him from acting any further Villanies against His Majesty. London, Dan. White, at the seven stars in St Pauls Church-yard, 1660.

In 8° (19 cm), A4 B2, cc. [2], pp. 7 [1 bianca]. Il verso del titolo è bianco.

Una delle numerose invettive contro William Lilly, considerato elemento pericoloso per la monarchia e i monarchi d’Inghilterra e coperto di insulti (traditore, infame, blasfemo). Talora l’opera descritta qui è stata attribuita a John Gadbury, uno dei nemici più accaniti di Lilly. Le opere di Lilly che l’anonimo porta quali prove del tradimento sono Monarchy or not monarchy (scheda n. 4551), sul broadside sub scheda n. 4548 e sugli Almanacks per gli anni 1650, 1652 e 1655 (schede nn. 4549, 4555 e 4556).

Esemplari: Henry Huntington Library Art Collections and Botanical Gardens, San Marino, California; Honnold Library, Claremont, California; Yale University; Harvard University, Hougton Library; University of Minnesota, Minneapolis; Newberry Library, Illinois; Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington; Bayerische Staatsbibliothek München; Cambridge University; British Library; Bodleian Library, Oxford; National Library of Scotland.

Bibliografia: Gardner 726A.