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Not Attributed 1689 Second Edition Hardcover Very Good with no dust jacket 
(iv), 17+(1) pages; Edward Sexby - Colonel Edward Sexby or Saxby was an English Puritan soldier and Leveller in the army of Oliver Cromwell. Later he turned against Cromwell and plotted his assassination. , Silius Titus - Silius or Silas Titus, of Bushey, was an English politician, captain of Deal Castle, and Gentleman of the Bedchamber to King Charles II. Colonel Titus was an organiser in the attempted escape of King Charles I from Carisbrooke Castle. Width: 6.25" Height: 8.25"Book Details: The sources cited note that Allen was the pseudonym of Silius Titus and Edward Sexby. Colin Firth concluded that Titus wrote the dedication to the Lord Protector, Oliver Cromwell, and Sexby wrote the substance of the pamphlet, although he argues that Titus was responsible for the more learned aspects of the text. See Firth, "Killing No Murder," in The English Historical Review 17: 66 (April 1902) , 308-11. This assertion is questioned by James Holstun, who assigned greater credit to Sexby for the entire work. Furthermore, Holstun pointed out there was a William Allen in Cromwell's army who disclaimed authorship. See Holstun, "Ehud's Dagger: Patronage, Tyrannicide, and Killing No Murder," in Cultural Critique 22 (Autumn 1992) , 99-142. Condition / Notes: This is a reprint of the original edition of 1657 (Wing T1312A and S2826. Kennedy, Smith, and Johnson 3, 218) , with dedications to Cromwell and the officers and soldiers of the Army, and a postscript. In spite of the dedication, the author justified the authoritarian Cromwell's demise. Tipped in on front free endpaper is an article entitled "Killing, No Murder" from The Athenaeum: A Magazine of Literary and Miscellaneous Information, (magazine article published in January 1807 is included and tipped to the first blank, 4pp) , 45-8. Bound in later quarter leather and marbled paper-covered boards. The front board has separated. The covers are rubbed and scuffed, especially at the edges. 36429 
Price: 502.90 USD
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