KING JAMES I THE COLLECTED WORKS 1616 1ST EDITION
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JAMES I, KING OF ENGLAND (1566-1625). The Workes of the Most High and Mightie Prince, James. Byt the Grace of God, King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland, Defender of the Faith, &c. Published by James, Bishop of Winton, and Deane of his Majesties Chappel Royall. London: Printed by Robert Barker and John Bill, Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty, 1616. First Edition, First Issue.
Called by Jackson 'typographically...one of the finest specimens of Jacobean book production', this first edition of King James I works is embellished with an engraved frontispiece of the sovereign after Simon de Passe, an engraved additional title-page by Renold Elstrack, a full-page wood-cut of the Royal Arms, and an engraved portrait of Charles, Prince of Wales, done by Passe on the dedication leaf. Without blank e4 but with final blank Bbb4. Leaf e3 cancelled. Numerous engraved headpieces, tailpieces, initials. Folio (36 x 22cm), 569pp. Complete save e4 blank. Frontispiece loose with inner edge wear and tear, minimal damp-staining to upper margin of some leaves. Overall a splendid interior. Bound in contemporary calf, rubbed, rebacked in modern leather, inner hinges are breaking but easily repairable with new endpapers. [Pforzheimer 531; STC 14344]
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