Item #CNJL2401 The Antichrist's Lewd Hat; Protestants, Papists & Players in Post-Reformation England. Peter Lake Michael Questier, with.
The Antichrist's Lewd Hat; Protestants, Papists & Players in Post-Reformation England

The Antichrist's Lewd Hat; Protestants, Papists & Players in Post-Reformation England

New Haven: Yale University Press, 2002. First Edition. Hardcover. First printing, octavo size, 756 pp. Near fine / Very good +. Item #CNJL2401

"Short, cheap pamphlets with catchy titles and crude woodcuts lured readers in early modern England. The pamphlets described notorious murders and the sometimes providential means by which the culprit was captured and condemned to the scaffold. In this extraordinary book, Peter Lake examines how various groups, protestant, puritan, and catholic, the press, and the popular stage, sought to enlist these pamphlets for their own ideological and commercial purposes in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries. "[This] book redraws the intellectual map of early modern England…[and] takes us not merely to the print shops, book stalls and theaters, but also to the pulpits, prisons, and public executions of post-reformation England… by exploring popular literature and the way it was used Lake analyses contemporary notions of politics, religion, gender and social order" (n.b., information taken from the website of the Yale University Press).

___DESCRIPTION: Bound in black cloth over boards, silver lettering stamped on spine, twenty two black and white illustrations of early pamphlet title pages interspersed throughout; octavo size (9 3/8" x 6 1/4"), pagination: [i-vii] viii-xxiv [1,blank,3] 4-731. Dust jacket is unclipped and unpriced, illustration on front and continuing onto spine is a panel from 'Farley’s Dream', a triptych by John Gipkin, summary of book on front flap and author bios on back flap, an author bio on back flap, illustration on back cover is an illustration from the title-page of 'London’s Cry Ascended to God', 1620.

___CONDITION: Volume is near fine, with clean boards, straight corners without rubbing, a strong, square text block with solid hinges, the interior is clean and bright, and entirely free of prior owner markings; some bumping is evident at bottom and top of spine, the bottom edge of the text block with a few small indentations; Dust jacket is VG+ with bumping at top of spine and three 1/4" closed tears at bottom of jacket.

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Price: $125.00