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Herbert of Cherbury, Edward Lord.
THE LIFE AND RAIGNE OF KING HENRY THE EIGHTH.
London : Printed by E. Griffin II and others for Thomas Whitaker, 1649. 1st Ed. Sm. folio. [x] + 79pp. + pp.(90-203) + [xix] + pp.(185-404) + pp.(369-575). + [i] blank + [x]pp. Rubric t.p. with device, port. frontis. (bound after t.p.) engraved by T. Cecill, dec. headpieces, dec. tail piece, dec. initial letters. Ownership inscription to t.p. ‘Evan Herbert’s bought at Chester Nov. 10 1791.’ Light browning, sporadic worming to leading corner, later half calf with marbled boards, some wear to boards, some minor rubbing and wear, diced calf to spine, gilt lettered labels to spine. ESTC ‘R15909 ‘Printer’s name from Pforzheimer catalogue. Title page in red and black. With frontis. portrait (plate) of Henry VIII. Text and register continuous. Includes index. Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), H1504. Pforzheimer, 463.’Written at the request of the King Charles I ‘. following the death of his wife in October 1634, Herbert began work on [the above work] In writing it he made use of materials in official archives and in the Cotton Library, which had been closed to the public since 1629. To help his researches, in which he was assisted by Thomas Master of New College, Oxford, Herbert was provided with apartments in Hampton Court Palace. In a petition in January 1635 he asked permission to move to Whitehall or St James's in order to be more conveniently placed to use the records in the former and the library in the latter. As a good historian he was prepared to contrast what was widely said to have happened with what is stated in the documents, but on occasion he was also prepared to insert remarks … [Click Below for Full Description]
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