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Buck, George
THE HISTORY OF THE LIFE AND REIGNE OF RICHARD THE THIRD; COMPOSED IN FIVE BOOKS
London, England: Printed by W. Wilson, and are to be sold by VV[illiam]. L[ee]. H[Mercy]. M[eighan]. and D[aniel]. P[akeman], 1646. London, England: Printed by W. Wilson, and are to be sold by VV[illiam]. L[ee]. H[Mercy]. M[eighan]. and D[aniel]. P[akeman], 1646. First Edition. Leather-bound. Very Good. Folio. Later black half morocco over stone-marbled boards. Five raised bands (six compartments). "Richard The Third" in the second compartment, in gilt, and simply the capital letter "F" also in gilt, at bottom of spine. Dark brown endpapers, with a bit of loss to the front free endpapers, at edge. Private library bookplate ((1" x1") to front pastedown: "The Edwin Forrest Home, Philadelphia, PA"; Section 36; Shelf 2." 10 7/8' x 7 1/2' . [12], 107, 113-150. Staining to title page and one inked initial at top. Lacks frontis portrait. Browning and staining to text, but none to obscure easy reading of text. The manuscript of this book was found in rough draft, after his death in 1622, and was appropriated by his great nephew, also named George Buck, and passed off as his (the nephew's) own creation. ESTC R23817. George Buck was a scholar, author, and served as "Master of The Revels" to James I. Buck was responsible "for licensing ...plays in Britain,including Shakespeare's later plays...HIs charge was to "supervise the arrangements for entertainments presented at court, at the various royal residences or wherever the monarch was in attendance, and to censor plays before they were performed in public theatres. [especially] in sensitive issues of religion and politics, [ … [Click Below for Full Description]
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