London: Gerald Duckworth & Co., 1993, (First Edition) Hardback in dust wrapper.
From the cover: The Civil War of the seventeenth century is still a live issue. Who and what were responsible for an upheaval that did so much damage to our artistic inheritance destroying palaces, castles, churches, monuments, and dispersing art treasures abroad? The scars are still visible to the discerning eye.
The subject has become bogged down in unprofitable discussion, until people cannot see the wood for the trees. A. L. Rowse takes a fresh look at it through the eyes of the two most brilliant minds of the time, the philosopher Hobbes and the great lawyer Selden. To these he adds two new characters on the revolutionary side, Henry Marten the Republican, and Hugh Peters, Cromwells Army chaplain, who did his best work in the Puritan colonisation of New England. To both he is surprisingly sympathetic.
Very Good in Very Good Dust Wrapper. A hint of fading to the spine and margins of the panels otherwise a very well presented copy.
Black boards with Gilt titling to the Spine. 184 pages. Index. 9½” x 6¼”.