11 - 13 July 2000
JAMES I (1566-1625). Two Broad-Sides against Tobacco: the first given by King James ... the second [by] Dr. Everard Maynwaringe ... concluding with two poems against tobacco and coffee. London: John Hancock, 1672.
4° (185 x 139mm).Engraved frontispiece portrait of James I. Woodcut plate of smokers in a coffee-house.(Frontispiece with neat repairs at inner margin, a washed copy.) Gilt-panelled red morocco, gilt edges.
James I's A Counter-Blaste to Tobacco was first published in 1604. There were two issues of this compendium in 1672, the other appearing under the title King James his counterblast to Tobacco. It includes two poems, Joshua Sylvester's 'Tobacco Battered, and the Pipes Shattered,' and Thomas Jenner's 'A Broad-side against Coffee: or, The Marriage of the Turk,' which is taken from his Souls Solace of 1626. Arber I, 118; Arents 319; Lowndes p. 1182; Wing J-131.
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