Burton, Henry (1578-1648) Or an Unmasking of the Mystery of Iniquity, Folded up in a Most Pernitious Breeve or Bull, sent from the Pope lately into England. London: Imprinted by W. Joens for Michaell Sparke, 1627. First edition, quarto, rare, no auction sales since 1964, the Huth copy; title page with woodcut illustration showing Charles I attempting to defend his kingdom from the Pope by stabbing him while the Bull is presented by one of the Pope's men, with leaf explaining the title page illustration bound opposite, bound in full tan calf by Clarke & Bedford, a.e.g.; a large copy, with deckle edges showing, 7 3/4 x 6 in.
Burton's work is a line by line rebuttal of the papal bull issued on May 30, 1626, in which Urban VIII advised Catholic citizens of Great Britain to decline the Oath of Allegiance prescribed on Charles I's accession to the throne.
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