Auction Date: 27/02/2018 at 10:30 am
The Moderator Expecting Sudden Peace Or Certain Ruine - Directed by Reason, Arising out of the Consideration of what hath already happened, our present condition, & the most likely consequents of these. London Printed Anno Domini 1642 A very scarce 28 page publication a truly fascinating little philosophical discourse on the state of the nation, and of the effects of the war on its people. This work is attributed to Thomas Povey. Size 5½” × 7¼”. (Thomas Povey (1613/14 - 1705) was a London merchant-politician, was active in colonial affairs from the 1650s, but neutral enough in his politics to be named a member from 1660 of Charles II's Council for Foreign Plantations, making him a powerful figure in the First English Empire) Quite scarce as ESTC lists 2 1643 printings, this 1642 printing is not recorded.