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James I, King of England (1566-1625) John Adamson ed. (d. 1653) Muses Welcome to the High and Mightie Prince James

Auction:
2621B
Lot:
349
Sold for:
$390$325

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 2621B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 18, 2012 11:00AM

Description:

James I, King of England (1566-1625) John Adamson ed. (d. 1653) Muses Welcome to the High and Mightie Prince James. [Edinburgh, 1618].
Folio, one of three variants, all from 1618, lacking the title page and one other preliminary leaf, otherwise complete, with the portrait, contents fresh, in a contemporary speckled calfskin binding with the spine tooled in gilt compartments and a morocco lettering piece, intact, all edges stained red, bookplate of William Constable (1721-1791) of Hull.
This work, celebrating the coronation of James I, contains speeches, poems and other literary works in praise of the new sovereign. (see STC 140-142)
Estimate $300-500

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United Kingdom, John Adamson, William Constable, Book design, Bookbinding, Graphic design, Print production, Printing

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