The Reign of Queen Elizabeth

PBA Galleries

2015-11-02 12:15:24


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Lot 83: (Elizabeth, Queen) Title: The History of the Life and Reign of That Excellent Princess Queen Elizabeth, from her Birth to her Death: As Also the Trial, Sufferings, and Death of Mary Queen of Scots. With the Whole Proceedings of the Divorce of King Henry VIII from Queen Catherine; His Marriage with the Lady Anne Bullen, and the Cause of her Unfortunate Death on the Scaffold. Place Published: London. Publisher: Printed, and sold by the Booksellers in Town and Country. Date Published: 1739. Description: 240, 221-436 pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece and three engraved plates. (4to) 22x17 cm (83/4x63/4") early paneled calf with later rebacking. Second Edition First published the prior year as "The History of the Life and Reign of Queen Elizabeth." Scarce, OCLC locates only 10 copies, and no copies in recent auction records. Condition: Binding rubbed, some restorations, hinges repaired, endpapers renewed; foxing; very good. PBA Galleries' Rare Books & Manuscripts Sunday, 1st November 2015 Estimate: $800-$1200
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