London: T. Becket, P. A. De hondt, and T. Cadell, 1771. Hardcover. Very Good. Large quarto volume bound in 3/4 leather with lettering in gilt on the spine. Full page illustrated frontispiece opposite title page. The boards are bit scuffed but the book remains very clean and solid. Ludlow was one of the judges who ruled to execute King Charles I. He fought for Cromwell during the Civil War but later had a falling out when Cromwell declared himself "Protectorate." After the Restoration Ludlow had to flee to France for his safety and while their wrote the memoirs. They are considered vital prime source material for understanding the events leading up to the Civil War and the subsequent battles and political struggles. Bound by Townsend and signed by them.