[SCOTT, THOMAS] Sir VValter Ravvleighs ghost, or Englands forewarner. Discouering a secret consultation, newly holden in the Court o...
. "Utricht" [STC says i.e. London]: John Schellem, 1626. First edition. The imprint is likely wholly fictitious. Three-quarters brown calf, cloth sides. 7 3/8 x 5 3/8 inches (19 x 13.5 cm); , 41,  pp., collating A-E^(4) F^(2). A large and generally clean and attractive copy with a minute tissue repair to an area of thin paper at the foot of the title, numeration in ink at heat of the fore-margin (probably removed from a bound pamphlet volume).
Thomas Scott, 1580-1626, was a preacher and a rabid anti-Catholic and enthusiastic pamphleteer. In an earlier pamphlet, Vox Populi, he claimed to reveal schemes for bringing England under Spanish subjugation, though his text was almost entirely fictitious, it was generally received as authentic, and caused much alarm. It was suppressed by royal decree, and Scott briefly fled the country.
On his return he became chaplain to William Herbert, 3rd Earl of Pembroke, among other roles, but after became preacher to the English garrison at Utrecht. After the publication of this work, he was murdered by an English soldier, John Lambert, on 18 June 1626. It was widely thought that Lambert was instructed to kill Scott by Jesuits or Catholic priests, but he seems instead to have been a deluded madman. He was put to death after torture. ESTC S116986; Sabin 6758
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