Tempest, Sir Richard (1619-1662) An Entertainment of Solitarinesse. [London?: no printer], 1649. First and only edition, engraved frontispiece opposite title, the dedication signed (in type, not a handwritten signature) by the author from Amsterdam, December 20, 1648; rare; no auction records; one U.S. copy in ESTC: William Andrews Clark; bound in later full sheepskin, rubbed, 4 3/4 x 2 1/2 in.
Tempest was a supporter of King Charles I who fled to the continent after being taken by Robert Lilburne (1613-1665), signer of the king's death warrant, in the action at Cartington Castle in 1648. Although information is scant, due to the scarcity of this work, it may have been printed around the time of Charles I's execution, although it was written before that event. The frontispiece is a crowned Tudor rose.
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