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Catalogue of Antiquarian Books (before 1700)

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In our Catalogue this is Booknumber V74615

Author Sparke, Michael (1588-1653)] (but not here named)
Title TRUTH BROUGHT TO LIGHT or THE HISTORY OF THE FIRST 14 YEARS OF KING JAMES I in four parts
PlacePub London
Publisher Richard Baldwin 2nd edition one year after the first.
Date 1692
Illustrations Engraved emblematic titlepage + portrait of Sir Thomas Overbury.
Description Small octavo slightly later tan gilt ruled leather on 5 raised bands with red spine title label gilt lettered (hinges starting to crack but covers firmly attached/tips bit worn). Explication of the engraved emblematic titlepage + emblematic titlepage +printed titlepage +[12]pp to the reader + portrait +94pp +titlepage +136pp +titlepage +83pp +titlepage + 19pp (recte 21pp) +[10]pp table of chapters & contents. Bookplate of William Ronghead designed by R. Home dated 1907. Pencil notes to extra blanks about the disparate parts of these 4 items as listed in the printed title. Paper tanning and foxing throughout but paper still quite supple and strong. *A nice complete copy. Part I criticizes favoritism Part 2 looks at various trials and murders, Part 3 a scrutiny of James's finanaces and especially spending. Part 4 the treatment of those accused of heresy.
Booknumber V74615
Price Price: GBP 190.00 or USD 245.00
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