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[JONSON, BENJAMIN]. A Particular Entertainment of the Queene and Prince their Highnesse to Althorpe, at the Right Honourable the Lord Spencers, on Saturday being the 25. of June 1603. as they came first into the Kingdome; being written by the same Author, and not before published. [Part II only of B. Jon: His Part of King James his Royall and Magnificent Entertainement through his Honorable Cittie of London, Thursday the 15. March. 1603. London: V(alentine) S(immes and George Eld) for Edward Blount 1604]. Small 4to, 175 x 125mm. (6 7/8 x 4 7/8in.), dark blue straight-grained morocco gilt, g.e., by CHARLES LEWIS with his ticket, spine and corners worn, 2 final leaves creased and stained, slightly browned throughout. FIRST EDITION, 8 leaves, ornamental woodcut headpiece on first page, pictorial woodcut initial. Ashley III: 3; Greg 200; Pforzheimer 553; STC 14756. Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603 and King James VI of Scotland was proclaimed King James I of England. His entry into London and his first opening of Parliament occasioned this literary pageant by Jonson. Queen Anne and Henry, Prince of Wales were treated to Jonson's "Particular Entertainment" by Sir Robert Spencer (created Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, 21 July 1603) at Althorp Park, Northamptonshire, from 25 to 27 June 1603 (two performances). Ashley III:3; Greg 200; Pforzheimer 553; STC 14756, Provenance: Rev. Henry Drury (inscription erased) -- Henry E. Huntington (duplicate) -- Beverly Chew, bookplate -- Alfred Nathan, bookplate -- Frank L. Hogan (sale, Parke-Bernet, 23 April 1946, lot 66), bookplate.

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[JONSON, BENJAMIN]. A Particular Entertainment of the Queene and Prince their Highnesse to Althorpe, at the Right Honourable the Lord Spencers, on Saturday being the 25. of June 1603. as they came first into the Kingdome; being written by the same Author, and not before published. [Part II only of B. Jon: His Part of King James his Royall and Magnificent Entertainement through his Honorable Cittie of London, Thursday the 15. March. 1603. London: V(alentine) S(immes and George Eld) for Edward Blount 1604]. Small 4to, 175 x 125mm. (6 7/8 x 4 7/8in.), dark blue straight-grained morocco gilt, g.e., by CHARLES LEWIS with his ticket, spine and corners worn, 2 final leaves creased and stained, slightly browned throughout. FIRST EDITION, 8 leaves, ornamental woodcut headpiece on first page, pictorial woodcut initial. Ashley III: 3; Greg 200; Pforzheimer 553; STC 14756. Queen Elizabeth I died in 1603 and King James VI of Scotland was proclaimed King James I of England. His entry into London and his first opening of Parliament occasioned this literary pageant by Jonson. Queen Anne and Henry, Prince of Wales were treated to Jonson's "Particular Entertainment" by Sir Robert Spencer (created Baron Spencer of Wormleighton, 21 July 1603) at Althorp Park, Northamptonshire, from 25 to 27 June 1603 (two performances). Ashley III:3; Greg 200; Pforzheimer 553; STC 14756,

Provenance: Rev. Henry Drury (inscription erased) -- Henry E. Huntington (duplicate) -- Beverly Chew, bookplate -- Alfred Nathan, bookplate -- Frank L. Hogan (sale, Parke-Bernet, 23 April 1946, lot 66), bookplate.
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