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Fragment of Charles II's Speech and Lord Chancellor Finch's Speech.


Fragment of Charles II's Speech and Lord Chancellor Finch's Speech to both Houses of Parliament at the eighteenth session of the second Parliament of Charles II on 21st October 1678.

Folio. [291 x 182 x 5 mm]. 5-20 pp. Bound by Jen Lindsay in 2007 with boards of laminated grey Khadi paper, spine and sewing slips of grey split pigskin, the title lettered in blue ink by Sue Hufton upwards parallel to the fore-edge of the front cover, dark grey paper flyleaves. Contained in a grey paper wrapper.
[London: 1679?]

The word "Imperfect" has been written at an early date at the head of the first page. There are a number of ink blots and stains.

The binding is illustrated in The Private Library, Spring 2009, p.35, and was exhibited on the Tomorrow's Past stand at the ABA Olympia Bookfair in 2007.

Jen Lindsay taught English, then worked as a Civil Servant, and from 1977 to 1979 she studied bookbinding at Camberwell School of Arts and Crafts. From 1983 until 2001 she was bookbinding tutor at Roehampton Institute. She was elected a Fellow of Designer Bookbinders in 1985, but resigned in 1999. She is a founding member of Tomorrow's Past.

Sue Hufton trained at Roehampton Institute and taught bookbinding and calligraphy there from 2001 until 2008, and is now a tutor at West Dean College. She is one of the scribes of the Saint John's Bible and has been a Fellow of the Society of Scribes since 1987.

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Price: £500