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Portraits Of The Parliamentary Officers Of The Great Civil War; Being The Facsimiles Of A Rare Series Published In 1647; With New Brief Biographical Notices of their Lives and Actions. - Only One Hundred Copies Printed. -

RA Collection: Book

Record number



London:: Edward Daniell, 53, Mortimer Street, Cavendish Square., MDCCCLXXIII.

Physical Description

[4], 32 p., [21] pl.; 155 mm. (Octavo.)


[T.p.] - Preface - [Plates and texts].

Responsibility Note

The plates are not signed.

Summary Note

The Preface states that 'The portraits are exact facsimiles of the series published by Ricraft in 1647', i.e. A Survey of Englands Champions, and Truths faithfull Patriots ... With the lively portraitures of the severall commanders. By Josiah Ricraft ... London: Printed by R. Austin and are to be sold by J.H. ...

The plates show portraits of O. Cromwell, W. Balfour, W. Brereton, R. Greville Ld. Brooke, R. Brown, J. Livingston Ld. Calendar, B. Fielding Ld. Denbigh, Robert Earl of Essex, Ferdinand Ld. Fairfax, Thomas Ld. Fairfax, Alexander Lesley Ld. Leven, E. Montagu Ld. Manchester, E. Massey, J. Meldrum, Poyntz, John Ld. Roberts, P. Skippon, H. Grey Ld. Stamford, W. Waller, R. Rich Ld. Warwick, Francis Ld.Willoughby.


A microfilm of the 1647 edition was published in 1983 (Ann Arbor, Mich.: University Microfilms International).


The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'S:A:H:', i.e. S.A. Hart, librarian of the Royal Academy 1864-81.

Copy Note

The verso of the front loose endpaper is inscribed in pencil, 'Ricraft (Josiah)'.

Binding Note

19th-century red cloth; rebacked in 1989 by A. Wessely, black morocco spine-label lettered 'Portraits Of Parliamentary Officers'.


Soldiers - Commanding officers - Officers (military officers) - Celebrities - Great Britain - History - 17th century
Portraits - Engravings - Great Britain - 17th century
Biography - Great Britain - 19th century
Pictorial works - Facsimiles - Great Britain - 19th century


Edward Daniell, publisher
Anthony Wessely, binder
Josiah Ricraft, Survey of Englands Champions