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Donne, John (1572-1631) Pseudo-Martyr.

Auction:
3117B
Lot:
54
Estimate:
$25,000 - $35,000

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Auction:
Books & Manuscripts - 3117B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
July 20, 2018 12:00PM

Description:

Donne, John (1572-1631) Pseudo-Martyr. London: Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610. First edition, quarto, the H. Bradley Martin copy, with book tickets and plates of Harold Greenhill, Clarence S. Bemens, and Leonard Klein, bound in very good contemporary limp parchment, contents good, housed in a custom phase box, 8 3/4 x 6 1/2 in.

After Henry VIII led the British people into the protestant religion, his citizens struggled with royal allegiances and religious conscience. In Pseudo-Martyr, Donne, himself a converted Catholic, advises British Roman Catholics to take the Oath of Allegiance to James I. This is Donne's first appearance in print.

A-Z4, Aa-Zz4, Aaa-Ggg4, Hhh2, [para]2.
http://estc.bl.uk/S109984
Estimate $25,000-35,000

Hole slightly smaller than one inch in covering material on front board adjacent to spine.


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