London: Christopher Barker and John Bill, 1660. A broadside printing of a proclamation issued by King Charles II calling for the arrest of Edward Whalley and William Goffe as regicides. Silked on verso and stitched into 19th-century marbled paper boards, with leather label on front cover. Boards measure 5.5" x 9"; Broadside (unfolded) measures 10.5" x 17". Boards age-toned and lightly rubbed; broadside age-toned and in near-fine condition.; shelved case 7.
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Edward Whalley was a leader in Cromwell's army, and also one of the signatories to the death warrant for Charles I. William Goffe, Whalley's son-in-law, also served as a judge at the trial of the king, and was a Roundhead politician and military leader. At the Restoration, Whalley and Goffe fled to the colonies in New England. Charles II issued this warrant for their arrest, though neither were ever detained or tried. Whalley died ca. 1675, and Goffe ca. 1679. Wing C3316; Thomason, 669.f.26; Steele, I, 3257; ESTC R210773.