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BOOTHROYD (Benjamin). The History of the Antient Borough of Pontefract, containing an interesting Account of its Castle, and the three different Sieges it sustained, during the Civil War, with Notes and Pedigrees, of some of the most distinguished Royalists and Parliamentarians, chiefly drawn from manuscripts never before published.1807

Pontefract: Printed by and for the Author, and for J. Fox; and sold by Longman & Co. Paternoster-Row, B. Crosby & Co. Stationers-Court, London; J. Heaton, Leeds; [and 4 others], First Edition, engraved frontispiece, folding ground plan of the Siege of Pontefract, 4 other engraved plates, 7pp. list of subscribers, xvi, 496, xxvi pp., [Appendix], modern light brown morocco, spine gilt in compartments, raised bands, marbled endpapers, contained in a slip case, a very nice copy. Dr. Boothroyd was a native of and once a poor boy in the village of Warley, near Halifax. He was a student at Heckmondwike Academy, and at the age of twenty two became Minister of the Independent Chapel, Pontefract, and afterwards of Highfield Chapel, Huddersfield. He made a complete translation of the whole Bible, and published it with a Commentary. Boyne, CCXII; Upcott, p.1402.

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