22 June 2010
THE PROPERTY OF A GENTLEMAN
HEYLYN, Peter (1600-1662). The historie of that most famous saint of Christ Jesus: St. George of Cappadocia; asserted from the fictions, of the middle ages of the Church; and opposition, of the present. London: B.A. and T.F. for Henry Seyle 1631.
4o (181 x 141 mm). Engraved title by William Marshall, woodcut initials. Contemporary vellum (endpapers renewed).
FIRST EDITION of Heylyn's treatise on the Order of the Garter. Chaplain-ordinary to Charles I and Laudian propagandist, Heylyn presented this to the King who was very enthusiastic about the Order and its patron St. George. Appended is a list of all those appointed to the order since its inception in 1350. Marshall 6; STC 13272.
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