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JAMES I, King of England (1566--1625)
[Basilikon doron. French. 1603]
Basilikon do¯ron. Ov present royal de Iaqves premier Roy d'Angleterre, Escoce, & Irlande; au prince Henry son fils: contenant une instrvction de bien regner. Traduit de l'anglois.
A Rouen chez Jean Osmont, 1603.
[18], 103, [1] p., 104--128 [i.e. 26] leaves ; 13.4 cm. (12º)

First part of title transliterated from the Greek: Βασιλικον δωρον. Translated by Jean Hotman. Variable pagination, final 26 pages numbered by the leaf i.e. 104--114, 114--128 with leaves 111 and 113 misnumbered 110 and 112. The first English edition was published in 1599, the second in 1603 upon James's accession to the English throne; three different publishers in Paris and Rouen published Hotman's translation in 1603--04.

Copy Notes Former C17th ownership inscription on title-page obscured.

Binding C17th mottled calf, gilt triple-ruled borders and centre panels with corner ornaments, gilt-panelled spine, gilt-lettered 'Pres Roya'.

Reference Number 988


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