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    The Lives and Reigns of Mary Queen of Scots
    and Her Son, James the Sixth

    William Sanderson. A Compleat History of the Lives and Reigns of Mary Queen of Scotland, And of Her Son and Successor, James The Sixth... London: Printed for Humphrey Moseley, Richard Tomlins, and George Sawbridge, 1656. First edition. Two parts in one quarto volume. [20], 64, 67-82, [4], 83-114, 113-184. 187-262, [14], 265-266, 265-599, [1], [2, "The Conclusion"]. Pagination errors. The second part with a special title page: The Reign and Death of King James... The Second Part. London: Printed by Henry Hills, 1655. Engraved portrait frontispiece of Queen Mary in the first part and engraved portrait frontispiece of King James in the second. Decorated woodcut head-pieces and large initials.

    Bound in full calf with blind stamped rules on boards, rebacked, five raised spine bands, gilt lettered leather title label and blind rules in compartments. Front board detaching, binding rubbed, scratched, and lightly crazed, surface leather loss, heavier on rear board. Small ink number on upper margin of main title page. Few scattered ink marks and corrections throughout text. Pages with edge wear, corner bends and creases. Few leaves with minor tears and paper losses in outer margins and corners, no affect to text. Foxing and occasional soiling. Very good.

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    April, 2016
    6th Wednesday
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