Iter boreale. Attempting somthing upon the successful and matchless march of the Lord General George Monck, from Scotland, to London, the last winter, &c. By a rural pen

London: Printed on St. George's Day. for George Thomason, at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard, 1660. First edition. 4to. 20 pp. Poetic tribute to General Monck. Wild (1609-1679), a Puritan divine and poet, celebrated the Restoration in a long series of poems; this one became "enormously popular" (DNB). George Monck, 1st Duke of Albemarle (1608-1670), English soldier and politician, was a key figure in the 1660 Restoration of the monarchy to Charles II; after serving the King during the civil wars of the 1840s, Monck continued his military career under Cromwell, and following his death, secured a hold on Scotland, marching south to London in 1660 in support of parliament, paved the way for the return of Charles II. ESTC R186563. Wing W2131. Short tear in final leaf (text not affected), some soiling to text, but very good. Self-wrappers, stitched (but traces of a wrapper remain), top edge gilt. (9793). Item #62220

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