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JAMES I, King of England (1566--1625)
[Works. 1620]
The vvorkes of the most high and mightie prince, Iames by the grace of God, King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c. Pvblished by Iames, Bishop of Winton, and Deane of his Maiesties Chappel Royall.
London: printed by Robert Barker and John Bill, printers to the Kings most excellent Majestie, 1616 [i.e. 1620].
[40], 569, [3], 571--621, [1] p., add. engr. t.-pl. : engr. frontis. port., wdcut coat of arms, [1] engr. port. ; 34.5 cm. (2º)

Originally published in 1616; this is a reissue with additional material (quires 3C--3G4) and colophon dated 1620. Edited by James Montagu, successively Bishop of Bath and Wells, and of Winchester. The half-title reads 'A Collection Of His Maiesties Workes' on the recto, and has a full-page engraved portrait of the King on the verso signed: 'Simon Passæus sculp: Lond. Ioh: Bill excudit'. The additional engraved title-plate is signed 'Renold Elstrack sculpsit'. Leaf a2 contains a full-page woodcut of the Royal Arms, and at the head of the dedication to Prince Charles on leaf s3 is an engraved portrait of the prince by Simon Passe. Pages 266, 388 and 620 misnumbered 265, 398 and 621. Leaf 3B4 following the 1616 colophon (p. [570]) is blank; the pagination of the additional material printed in 1620 resumes from p. 571. Contents: A paraphrase vpon the Reuelation. -- Two meditations. -- Daemonologie. -- Basilicon-doron. -- The trew law of free monarchies. -- A counter-blast to tobacco. -- A discourse of the powder treason. -- An apologie for the oath of allegiance. -- A declaration against Vorstius. -- A defence of the right of kings, against Cardinall Perron. -- Fiue speaches. -- [Supplement]: A meditation vpon the Lords praper. A Meditation vpon the 27. 28. 29. verses of the XXVII chapter of Saint Matthew; or, A paterne for a kings inavgvration. ESTC s122229; STC 14345; Pforzheimer, 531.

Copy Notes Imperfect; wanting the blank leaf before p. 571. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper John Soane / 1804. Previous ownership inscription in ink on front free-endpaper of Cha: Viner, possibly the legal historian and benefactor of Oxford University, Charles Viner (1678--1756). Other booksellers' codes or library shelfmarks in ink on front pastedown c:v and d/ [over] d, and on front free-endpaper p. D3. and pret: p/ [over] pc.

Binding C17th calf, blind triple-ruled borders, both covers blind-stamped with unidentified small oval armorial stamp of greyhound sejant collared and tethered to a tree, rebacked in later goatskin, gilt-ruled spine, red morocco spine-label.

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