11 - 13 July 2000
JAMES I (1566-1625) -- A collection of 10 separately-bound edicts and tracts relating to the reign of James I, including:
Strange Apparitions, or The Ghost of King James. London: J. Aston, 1642. 4° (187 x 140mm). 4ll. Woodcut on title (Title margin strengthened, with woodcut border in facsimile.) Modern calf. Wing S-5880.
JAMES I. A publication of his Maties. Edict, and severe censure against private combats and combatants. London: Robert Barker, 1613. 4° (182 x 120mm). pp. [iv], 119; complete with A1, blank except for signature. Modern calf. FIRST OF TWO EDITIONS. STC 8498.
GOWRIE, John Ruthven, Third Earl of (1578?-1600). The Earle of Gowries conspiracie against the Kings Maiestie. London: Valentine Simmes, 1603. 4° (162 x 125mm). 16ll. (Title soiled, corners of last quire repaired, with a few words in facsimile on last two leaves.) Modern calf. One of several editions of this date, ALL RARE. STC 21467.5.
HART, Sir William. The examinations, arraignment & conviction of George Sprot, notary in Aye-mouth. London: Melch. Bradwood for William Aspley, 1608. 4° (181 x 130mm). pp. [ii], 60. (Cut close at head, touching rule but not text.) Modern calf. STC 12894; Christophers George Abbot 27 (the preface is by Abbot, Archbishop of Canterbury); together with 6 similar works (one incomplete), all 4°, in modern bindings.
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