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    Contains the Three Earliest Laws Pertaining to Golf

    John Skene. [Scotland-Laws] [The Lawes and Actes of Parliament, maid be King James the First, and his sucessors kinges of Scotland: Visied collected and extracted furth of the register.] Edinburgh: Robert Waldegrave,1597. [with:] The Lawes And Acts Of Parliament...Since His Majesties XV. Parliament The XIX Day Of December 1597. Edinburgh: Thomas Finlayson,1611.[with:] The XXI Parliament (23 October,1612) Edinburgh: Thomas Finlayson,1612. [with:] The Acts Made In The XXII Parliament...(ed. Sir George Hay) Edinburgh: Thomas Finlayson,1617. [with:] XXIII Parliament (August 4,1621). Edinburgh: Thomas Finlayson, 1621. [with:]The Acts In The First Parliament...Charles (June 28,1633) Edinburgh: Robert Young,1633. Edinburgh: Robert Waldegrave; Thomas Finlayson; Robert Young, 1597-1633. First editions. SIGNED BY JOHN SKENE AT END OF INDEX E5r. Folio. Six works in one volume. [6 of 8 lacks the title page.], 162ff=324, [1], 178ff=356, [42], [2], [14,"The Kings of Scotland"], [2], [140, "De Verborum Significatione"]; [2], 40ff=80, [3], [1]; 15ff=30; [2], 21ff=42; [lacks title page to "XXIII Parliament] 33ff (of 34 ff, lacks M2)=66;66, [8] pages. Folding table of kings,(torn at fold); portrait of King James on verso of "XXII" title page, woodcut title-pages, head- and tail-pieces, historiated and decorated initials. Contemporary calf, blind rules, center device with the owner's initials "F.F." in gold, brass clasp hardware lacking straps, edges red; armorial bookplate of Lord Banff; page long legal document dated Sept. 28,1664 on endpaper (with transcription laid-in);early owner's name "James Fraser...Feb. 27,1696" on endpaper; entries on original owners "Finlay Fraser & Andrew Fraser" on the blank E6; lacks title page and portrait of the first work and title page and M2 of the "XXIII Parl." occasional stains and soiling, old owner's notes and signatures "Anne fFaser,Agnes Fraser, etc..; last leaf of index of last work defective with some minor text loss; letter and notes from Julian Russell of the National Library of Scotland about this copy and his transcription with some Fraser information laid-in (dated 1975). From the Krown & Spellman Collection.
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    "[Gayton] developed some literary faculty, visited the wits in London, and became one of Ben Jonson's adopted sons... Notes upon Don Quixot, a gossipy and anecdotal commentary in four books, in both prose and verse, is spiritedly written. It embodies many humorous anecdotes and quotations from the works of little-known contemporaries, besides references of high historical interest to contemporary society and 'our late stage.' Shakespeare is thrice mentioned, (pp. 21, 95, 130), but Gayton regarded his 'father, Ben,' as the greater dramatist . There is prefatory verse by John Speed, Anthony Hodges, and others.

    Wing G415. ESTC r7599. Palau 100944. Hazlitt, Handbook, 224:3. Lee, Shakespeariana, 355.

    Gayton, Edmund. Pleasant Notes Upon Don Quixot. London: William Hunt, 1654. 4to. 260 x 181mm. ¹1,*4,**2,B-2O4. [14],290p. 18th c. paneled calf, hinges started, edge wear, spine banded, titles on red morocco labels; marbled edges, marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Thomas Bird, F.A.S., minor stains, small hole in t.p. from erasure of old owner's name (no text affected). Printer's ornament on t.p., head-piece, decorated initials. First Edition. "Gayton,1608-1666, author...He developed some literary faculty, visited the wits in London, and became one of Ben Jonson's adopted sons. In 1636 he was appointed superior beadle in arts and physic in his university, and was in the same year one of the actors in ÔLove's Hospital, or the Hospital for Lovers,Õ a dramatic entertainment provided by Laud when the king and queen were his guests at St. John's College (30 Aug. 1636). He studied medicine and received a dispensation from the parliamentary delegates for the degree of bachelor of physic 1 Feb. 1647-8. In 1648 the parliamentary delegates expelled him from his beadleship. He Ôlived afterwards in London in a starving condition, and wrote trite things merely to get bread to sustain him and his wifeÕ (Wood)....his chief publication, ÔPleasant Notes upon Don QuixotÕ, a gossipy and anecdotal commentary in four books, in both prose and verse, is spiritedly written. It embodies many humorous anecdotes and quotations from the works of little-known contemporaries, besides references of high historical interest to contemporary society and Ôour late stage.Õ Shakespeare is thrice mentioned, pp. 21, 95, 130, but Gayton regarded his Ôfather, Ben,Õ as the greater dramatist . There is prefatory verse by John Speed, Anthony Hodges, and others. Wing G415. ESTC r7599. Palau 100944. Hazlitt, Handbook, 224:3. Lee, Shakespeariana, 355. English Literature. Spanish . Quixote. Literary Criticism. Fiction. Shakespeare.



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