Item #20421 The Last Speech of Col. Eusebius Andrews, Sometimes a Lawyer of Lincolns-Inne, at The time of his Execution on the Scaffold at Tower-hill, Thursday the 22 of August, 1650: with Several questions, propounded to him by Doctor Swadling, and his answer thereunto. Crime, Law.
The Last Speech of Col. Eusebius Andrews, Sometimes a Lawyer of Lincolns-Inne, at The time of his Execution on the Scaffold at Tower-hill, Thursday the 22 of August, 1650: with Several questions, propounded to him by Doctor Swadling, and his answer thereunto.

The Last Speech of Col. Eusebius Andrews, Sometimes a Lawyer of Lincolns-Inne, at The time of his Execution on the Scaffold at Tower-hill, Thursday the 22 of August, 1650: with Several questions, propounded to him by Doctor Swadling, and his answer thereunto.

London: Printed by John Clowes, 1650. First edition. 4to (7.25 x 5.5 inches), 18th century half calf and marbled sides, [2], 5, [1] pages. Spine somewhat worn, some general rubbing; front hinge tender; some internal soil; a very good copy. Item #20421

“Executioner. Your hair to be turned up Col. Shew me how to sit my self upon the block. After which his doublet being of [sic], and hair turned up, he turned again to the People and prayed a good while. . . . then taking his leave of his friends, Sheriffs, and acquaintance, saluting them all with a courteous valediction, he prepared himself for the block, kneeling down said, let me try the block, which he did, after casting his eyes up, and fixing them very intentively upon Heaven, he said, when I say Lord Jesus receive me, Executioner do thine Office, then kissing the Axe he laid down.” The detailed account of the execution of the Royalist Andrews, arrested and tried for his role in a plot for an uprising on the Isle of Ely. Wing A3117.

Price: $975.00

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