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An Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance, First Set Foorth Without.
1609 - London, 1609. King James I Urges Loyalty to the Crown James I, King of England [1566-1625]. An Apologie for the Oath of Allegiance. First Set Foorth Without a Name: And Now Acknowledged by the Author, The Right high and Mightie Prince, Iames, By the Grace of God, King of Great Britaine, France and Ireland; Defender of the Faith, &c. Together with a Premonition of His Maiesties, To All Most Mightie Monarches, Kings, Free Princes and States of Christendome. London: By Robert Barker Printer to the Kings most Excellent Maiestie, 1609. [iv], 135, [13]; 112 pp. Two parts, each with title page and pagination. Quarto (7-1/4" x 5-1/4"). Eighteenth-century speckled calf, raised bands and lettering piece to spine, joints discreetly reinforced. A few minor scuffs to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, corners bumped and somewhat worn, hinges starting, a few partial cracks to text block. Text printed within ruled borders, woodcut head-pieces, large woodcut royal arms on p. [iv] of Part I and p. [2] of Part II. Moderate toning, minor worming and dampstaining to margins of a some leaves, soiling to title page of Part I, early owner signature to its verso. An attractive copy. $850. * Second and final edition, one of three issues from 1609. James I published this work anonymously in 1607 to encourage his subjects to remain loyal to the throne. Due perhaps to its anonymous nature and part-Latin text, the work received little attention and, as one would expect, disappointing sales. Hoping to improve sales, James published second edition under his name with the Latin sections translated into English. English Short-Title Catalogue S107617. [Attributes: Hard Cover]
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