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A CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND From the Time of the Romans Government [sic] unto the Raigne of our… by  Knight (Sir Richard Baker 1568-1645)  Sir R. - Signed First Edition - 1643 - from Abbey Antiquarian Books (SKU: V74614)

A CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND From the Time of the Romans Government [sic] unto the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles

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A CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND From the Time of the Romans Government [sic] unto the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles

by Baker, Sir R., Knight (Sir Richard Baker 1568-1645)

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  • hardcover
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London: Daniel Frere to be sold at his shop at the Red Bull in Little Brittaine 1st edition first printing, 1643. Hardcover. Very Good-. 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 +[5]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.

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Bookseller
Abbey Antiquarian Books GB (GB)
Bookseller's Inventory #
V74614
Title
A CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND From the Time of the Romans Government [sic] unto the Raigne of our Soveraigne Lord King Charles
Author
Baker, Sir R., Knight (Sir Richard Baker 1568-1645)
Format/binding
Hardcover
Book condition
Used - Very Good-
Binding
Hardcover
Publisher
Daniel Frere to be sold at his shop at the Red Bull in Little Brittaine 1st edition first printing
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1643
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Antiquarian;

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