Baker, Sir R., Knight (Sir Richard Baker 1568-1645)
A CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND From the Time of the Romans Government [sic] unto the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles.
Daniel Frere to be sold at his shop at the Red Bull in Little Brittaine 1st edition first printing.
Frontispiece of Charles Prince of Wales by Cor(nelius) van Dalen + fine engraved titlepage by W. Marshall with views of London, York, Lincoln & Kings etc.
Folio contemporary brown marbled calf on five raised bands with gilt directly lettered to spine (tips worn/hinges split to top & bottom compartent of front hinge but hinges still well attached & sound). Frontis portrait + engraved title + dedication leaf to Charles Prince of Wales + To reader +pp of Authors used as sources + 181pp +163pp +108pp +163pp collated complete. The To Reader & Author list are Misbound at the end (signed from A2 where they should follow the dedication). The last leaves of text are correctly signed XXXX (pp161-3) last is a quarter page of text ending in FINIS. The frontis has a longitudinal crease and a corner torn away not touching either the printed area nor even the plate mark, page 88 of the Elizabeth section has an ink mark affecting a few words but with no loss of sense otherwise no tears, no MS notes or underlining the only marks a few pages with edge dusting. A really nice wide margined copy clean tight and crisp. *Very scarce in this first edition.
Price: GBP 3200.00 or USD 4448.00
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