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Speed, Samuel
Fragmenta Carceris: Or, The Kings-Bench Scuffle; with the Humors of the Common-Side. The Kings Bench Letany, and the Legend of Duke Humphrey. Wing S4901. Quarto
Printed by J.R. for Tho. Rooks at the Lamb and Ink Bottle [etc.], London, 1675.
The work in verse dedicated to his fellow prisoners by Speed, the bookseller arrested on charges of publishing and distributing seditious works, full of irony and humor, opining that "Wisdom is the Wing of the Soul", in or out of prison
Later mottled calf, gilt, rebacked, the original spine laid down, light browning, the margins cut close (main text unaffected); the Taussig copy
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Poetry, humor, prisons, Law and Literature, criminal law

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