London: William Du-Gard, 1653. First. hardcover. Small thin folio. , 182, [2 blank], pp. (some dampstains and marginal tears; scattered foxing and age-toning). Large engraved vignette on title page. Magnificently rebound in full deep burgundy morocco with ornate gilt and blind- tooled decorations on the covers and spine; marbled endpapers. London: William Du-Gard, 1653. First edition. Rare. fine.
An exhaustive appeal, supported by a wealth of documents, against permitting exportation of bullion from the Commonwealth Mint. Violet was a London goldsmith and alderman who was convicted of smuggling silver bullion in 1634 but was pardoned on condition of exposing other malefactors. STC Wing V593.