The 2017 Olympia Book Fair is now closed.

We are excited to announce that in 2018 the Fair is relocating
to Battersea Evolution, 24-26 May 2018.
Sunderland House,
Sunderland Street,
Macclesfield
Cheshire
United Kingdom
SK11 6TR
Contact Roger Treglown
01625 618978 or 07778 421510
Telephone 01625 618978
Mobile 07778 421510
Specialists Antiquarian Books, Pamphlets, Curiosities, English Literature, Chess
VIEW DEALER INFORMATION
Sunderland House,
Sunderland Street,
Macclesfield
Cheshire
United Kingdom
SK11 6TR
Contact Roger Treglown
01625 618978 or 07778 421510
Telephone 01625 618978
Mobile 07778 421510
Specialists Antiquarian Books, Pamphlets, Curiosities, English Literature, Chess
Roger J Treglown
Stand G07

[ JACOBITE REBELLION. 1718 ]

SHEPHEARD, James.

The dying speech of James Shepheard: who suffer'd death at Tyburn, March the 17th, 1717/18. Deliver'd by him to the Sheriff, at the place of execution., [ London : s.n., circa 1718 ]

First edition. Broadside. Folio. ( 365mm. ) Printed black on white paper. A little dusty aound the edges, closed tear at the foot into the last two lines not compromising legibility. The lower left hand corner shaved with the loss of a few part or full letters at the beginning of the last two lines, viz , last but one line " [m]ark of his family, " last line " [hi]s DECLARATION. " This edition contains only the speech, in one column; a different edition from that with the hymn, also in this edition of the one-column version, the first line of the title reads "The" and the last line of text reads "his DECLARATION." This broadside refers to the curious and shocking case of James Shepheard who was executed for writing a letter in which he threatened to assassinate King George II. Shepheard was a Jacobite and London Coach Painter's Apptentice, in late December 1717 or early January 1818 he wrote a letter to the Nonjuring cleric John Leake, in which he vowed " to smite the Usurper in his Palace. " Leake was so concerned about the letter he persuaded Shepheard to re-write its contents in front of a Whig Alderman, this led to Shepherd's arrest and subsequent trial for high treason at which he was found guilty and executed. Inevitably this led to his veneration by the Jacobite cause. There are two variants of this broadside, both are rare, in the other edition of this one-column version, the first line of the title reads " The " and the last line of text reads " in his Declaration ," - ESTC N498380 - National Library of Scotland x 3. Harvard University. The broadside offered here is recorded in one location only by the ESTC ( on-line 1 / 17 ) - Harvard University.
£1,100