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Monthly Archives: January 2012

PRINTED 1584: WILLIAM PARRY – THE REMARKABLE DOCTOR AND DOUBLE-AGENT

THE MYSTERIOUS PLOT TO ASSASSINATE QUEEN ELIZABETH EXTREMELY RARE WITH THE ADDITIONAL 7 PAGE “PRAYER FOR ALL KINGS” WONDERFUL PROVENANCE: THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE “BROXBOURNE COPY” The Book: A true and plaine declaration of the horrible treasons, practised by William Parry the traitor, against the Queenes Maiestie. The maner ofhis arraignment, conuiction and execution, […]

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ONE OF THE 17th CENTURIES MOST POETIC AND ELOQUENT GUIDES TO COURTLY BEHAVIOR

The Book: [A.D.B.] The court of the most illustrious and most magnificent James, the first; king of Great-Britaine, France, and Ireland: & c. London, Printed by E. Griffin, 1619.”The epistle dedicatory” signed: A.D.B Presents “certaine rules and precepts of a courtly and politicall life.” cf. “The epistle to the reader.” Small 4to., [14], 168 p. […]

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1589: EXCEEDING RARE FIRST EDITION of the earliest known treatise on fortification in English

  1589: EXCEEDING RARE FIRST EDITION of the earliest known treatise on fortification and military engineering ¬†in English. A spy under the famous Elizabethan spymaster Francis Walsingham A key scientific source for Marlowe’s Famous Tamburlaine- a milestone of Elizabethan drama No complete copies with the 2 rare fold out plates present in 50+ years of […]

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STOW’S CHRONICLE WAS ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT ELIZABETHAN SOURCE BOOKS

A FOLIO EDITION OF JOHN STOW’S CHRONICLE The Book: John Stow; (edited and continued by) Edmund Howes . Annales, or, A generall chronicle of England. Begun by John Stow: continued and augmented with matters forraigne and domestique, ancient and moderne, unto the end of this present yeere, 1631. Londini, Impensis Richardi Meighen, 1631. FOLIO. COMPLETE. […]

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STUNNING 17th CENTURY ENGLISH RED GOATSKIN BINDING

  PRINTED¬†1657: THE RARE Grand Cabinet-Counsels Unlocked The Book: [Marguerite, Queen consort of Henry IV King of France] The grand cabinet-counsels unlocked. Or The most faithful transaction of the court-affairs, and growth and continuation of the civil wars in France, betwixt the Huguenots and the papists, during the raign of Charls the Last, Henry the […]

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