Document ReferencePw V 82
TitleBound volume, detailing the life imprisonment of William Prynne, the Puritan pamphleteer; 1634-50
Extent14 ff
Content DescriptionVolume bears the title 'William Prynne's Reasons' gold stamped on the spine; also titled 'Mr [William] Prynns Reasons proving the illegality of both his sensures in the Starr Chamber'

William Prynne received a life imprisonment by Star Chamber in 1634 for supposed aspersion on Charles I and his queen in his work 'Histriomastix'.
ReprodnNoteVolumes from Pw V cannot be photographed by readers with their own camera or device, but reprographic copies can be supplied for educational and private study purposes only.
Physical DescriptionFolio volume
Descriptive FeaturesWatermark: Pot surmounted by quatrefoil and crescent, with letters D/VL and D/VD, approx. 65 x 24 mm

Countermark: none present with this watermark

One of a set of six volumes which share binding characteristics. The binding was probably done around 1910 and consists of Burgundy coloured half leather and buckram on pasteboard. The spine is gold stamped with a summary title of the contents and with two double fillets across the head and tail. The meeting place between leather and buckram is emphasised by a gold stamped line in both upper and lower covers. All pastedown and flyleaves are of one type of deep cream coloured modern paper (perhaps acid free) which shows no paper maker's name, but which has regular chainlines at about 25 mm apart. The binder added 2 front flyleaves and 27 blank folios in the back of the volume. The volume is gold graphed. See Pw V 81, 84, 87, 89 and 138 for other volumes in the set.
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Identified in a set with Pw V 82 both in binding style and subject matter.

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CodePersonNameDates of existence
NA72957Prynne; William (1600-1669); -1600-1669
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