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Heywood, Thomas
The Life of Merlin, Sirnamed Ambrosius His Prophecies, and Predictions Interpreted; and Their Truth Made Good By Our English Annalls
London: J. Okes (Oakes), 1641. First edition. Very good. Hardcover. Small 4to. (70)376pp. Contemporary panelled sheep, morocco lettering piece. Title within typographic border. Engraved frontispiece of Merlin present. Text within lined borders. Rebacked with original spine laid-on. Light marginal damstain to the first few pages, lower corner of leaf b4 torn away, just ffecting the line of the boarder but not touching text; rear blank free endpapers lacking a corner, else this is a very good copy. It appears not to have been bound without pastedowns. Bookplate of Dr. & Mrs. H. R. Knohl Fox Pointe Collection on the inside fornt cover. Reprinted in 1812 and 1813 but rare in this first edition. Wing H1786. Lowndes, p. 1064. ESTC R10961.
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