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The Execution of Sir Charles Bawdin. Dedicated to Her Grace the Dutchess of Northumberland.


Published by Sold by F. Newberry., London, 1772
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First edition of the first of Chatterton's Rowley forgeries to be printed, preceding the collected Poems (1777) by several years. Chatterton died in quintessentially-Romantic style in 1770, with his 'medieval' texts supposedly from St Mary Redcliffe, Bristol already widely dismissed as forgeries. The Execution tells the tale of Charles Baldwin, a zealous Lancastrian executed at Bristol by in 1461, the first year of the reign of Edward IV. The edition was published jointly by Newbery and Goldsmith with issues contain either imprint. 4to (272 × 210 mm), pp. [2], iv, 26; twentieth-century polished calf, gilt, for H. Bradley Martin. [Jackson, p. 13; Rothschild 588.]. Bookseller Inventory # 3873

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Title: The Execution of Sir Charles Bawdin. ...

Publisher: Sold by F. Newberry., London

Publication Date: 1772

Binding: Hardcover

Edition: 1st Edition

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