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1616, King James Workes, OF THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTIE PRINCE, JAMES 1, Very Rare
1616. Very Good with little foxing, Large Book and Very Rare. THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JAMES I, 1616 - 1ST Edition JAMES I. THE WORKES OF THE MOST HIGH AND MIGHTIE PRINCE, JAMES. LONDON: ROBERT BARKER AND JOHN BILL, 1616. FOLIO (9 BY 13-1/2 INCHES), FIRST EDITION OF THE COLLECTED WORKS OF JAMES I, WITH SPLENDID COPPER-ENGRAVED FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT BY SIMON PASS OF JAMES ENTHRONED IN THE ROBES OF STATE AND ELABORATELY ENGRAVED ADDITIONAL TITLE PAGE BY ELSTRACK. James VI (1566-1625), King of Scotland and son of Mary Queen of Scots, became King James I of England in 1603 after the death of Elizabeth I. "His collected works were published by Bishop Montague in 1616, with the addition of earlier speeches and state papers" (DNB). Among the works included in this collection are "Paraphrase upon the Revelation," "Daemonology," "Basilicon Doron," "Counterblast to Tobacco," "Law of Free Monarchies," "Powder Treason," and "Defence of the Rights of Kings." With full-page woodcut of the royal arms, small engraved portrait of Prince Charles by Pass at the head of the dedication, and woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces throughout. After the Union of Crowns in 1603, James VI of Scotland also gained the title of James I of England and Ireland. This book entitled 'The Workes of The Most High and Mightie Prince, James' includes some of the major literary works of King James written in the vernacular. It not only confirms his reputation as a prolific writer but also portrays James as a true Renaissance Monarch, with a keen interest in bringing glory to the English language through literature … [Click Below for Full Description]
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