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CHARLES I (1600-1649) -- Eikon alethine. The Pourtraiture of Truths most sacred Majesty truly suffering, though not solely. Wherein the false colours are washed off, wherewith the painter-steiner had bedawbed truth, the late King and the Parliament, in his counterfeit piece entituled Eikon basilike. Published to undeceive the world.  London: printed by Thomas Paine, to be sold by George Whittington, 1649.
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CHARLES I (1600-1649) -- Eikon alethine. The Pourtraiture of Truths most sacred Majesty truly suffering, though not solely. Wherein the false colours are washed off, wherewith the painter-steiner had bedawbed truth, the late King and the Parliament, in his counterfeit piece entituled Eikon basilike. Published to undeceive the world. London: printed by Thomas Paine, to be sold by George Whittington, 1649.

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CHARLES I (1600-1649) -- Eikon alethine. The Pourtraiture of Truths most sacred Majesty truly suffering, though not solely. Wherein the false colours are washed off, wherewith the painter-steiner had bedawbed truth, the late King and the Parliament, in his counterfeit piece entituled Eikon basilike. Published to undeceive the world. London: printed by Thomas Paine, to be sold by George Whittington, 1649.

Small 4° (198 x 142mm). Engraved frontispiece, title within ruled border, ornamental woodcut headpieces. (Frontispiece mounted on guard, margins of title lightly soiled.) Purple morocco gilt by J. Mackenzie, wide gilt-tooled border on sides, flat spine lavishly decorated in gilt, turn-ins, gilt edges (lightly rubbed, new endpapers). Provenance: Sir Henry Hope Edwardes, 10th Baronet (1829-1900; bookplate and note, 'with the extremely rare portrait of Dr. Gauden').

FIRST EDITION of this reply to Eikon basilike. According to Pforzheimer it ‘was one of the first, if not the very first published attack on the authenticity of the King’s Book.' Pforzheimer 352; Wing E267.
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