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HERBERT OF CHERBURY, Edward Lord
The Life and Raigne of King Henry the Eighth
Thomas Whitaker, London, 1649. Small 4to. Full brown calf with gilt rules and devices, lettering, raised bands, inner dentelles. (6pp), 1-79pp, 90-203pp, (19pp), 185-404pp, 369-575pp, (1p), (9pp index) -- complete despite inconsistent pagination. All edges gilt. Frontispiece, title page in black and terra cotta, marbled endpapers. Very good overall. Internally nice and clean, with some dampstaining near end and occasional age toning; bit of binding edgewear and light scuffing, mostly along spine. A tight and attractive first edition of what was long considered the standard reference on the subject. Delightful steel-engraved frontispiece; lacks leaf of verse among preliminary matter.Edward Herbert, 1st Baron Herbert of Cherbury (1582-1648), was a notable Anglo-Welch historian, diplomat, philosopher, poet and soldier. WING H1504. [Attributes: First Edition; Hard Cover]
Bookseller: Main Street Fine Books & Mss, ABAA [Galena, IL, U.S.A.]

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