Adam Weinberger Rare Books


900 USD
[SOLD] A Perfect narrative of the robbery and murder committed near Dame Annis so Cleer, on Friday night the second of July, 1669, upon the person of Mr. John Talbot : quondam preacher to a regiment of His Majesties forces in Portugal and lately ... curate of Laindon in Essex, who ... was stripped ... stabbed into the throat by six men and a bloody woman ... together with their examinations, tryal, and confessions. :London : Printed by William Godbid, 1669.  4to.,  18.5 x 13.5 cm.,  38 pp.  Ref: Wing; P1503.   Modern red boards and gilt lettered spine; internally, some toning and foxing especially to inner margin, some edge soiling, light lower marginal damp-stain to first few leaves.
Talbot was an Essex minister who fled to London, under the threat of suit,  was attacked and had his throat slit by four to six men and one woman.  He was alleged to have engaged in sexual improprieties with one woman Sarah Swift.  He was discovered by bricklayers a full two days later but survived long enough to identify his attackers and deny any affair with Swift.  A fine example of a criminal news pamphlet during the reign of Charles II.  $900.00   #AWBOOKSIGCAT1  murder #crimeandpunishment #CharlesII #sexualimproprieties  #rarebooks #specialcollections #bookstagram #librariesofinstagram #ghostbusters  Terms: Subject to prior sale. Will comment "Sold" if sold.  Please contact to reserve and for payment. 30 Day return for any reason.