Estimate: £200 - £300
Sold For: £440
The Hungarian Rebellion: or, An Historical Relation of the late wicked Practices of the three Counts, Nadasdi, Serini, and Frangepani; tending to subvert the Government of his present Imperial Majesty, and introduce the Mahumetan ... Translated into English, by P. A., Gent, 1st edition in English, for William Gilbert and Thomas Sawbridge, 1672,
initial licence leaf, contents slightly browned, contemporary speckled sheep, spine and covers rubbed and wormed, front board bowed, 12mo (13.5 x 8 cm)
Wing H3726B; not in Atabey or Blackmer. Rare contemporary account of the Wesselnyi conspiracy, in which a group of Hungarian nobleman attempted to throw off Habsburg rule with secret assistance from the Ottomans. One other copy traced at auction in the last 50 years. The work was originally published in German the previous year (with the title Aussfhrliche und warhafftige Beschreibung wie es mit denen Criminal-Processen, und darauff erfolgten Executionen wider die drey Graffen).