GARDINER (STEPHEN, Bishop of Winchester)] A Traictise Declaryng and Plainly Provying, that the Presented Marriage of Pretensed Marriage of Priestes, and Professed Persones, is No Mariage, but Altogether Unlawful... by Thomas Martin, 1554
Lot 254
GARDINER (STEPHEN, Bishop of Winchester) A Traictise Declaryng and Plainly Provying, that the Pretensed Marriage of Priestes, and Professed Persones, is No Mariage, but Altogether Unlawful... by Thomas Martin, 1554
Sold for £2,250 (US$ 3,745) inc. premium
Lot Details
[GARDINER (STEPHEN, Bishop of Winchester)]
A Traictise Declaryng and Plainly Provying, that the Pretensed Marriage of Priestes, and Professed Persones, is No Mariage, but Altogether Unlawful... by Thomas Martin, black letter, title within woodcut architectural border, 12-line historiated initial onf Aii, other large decorative initials, lacks errata leaf, single worm trail touching letters throughout, wide margins, early note "Edmondus Ruetem me Inr... ex dono Theme Marten amique le 23 de Januarius anno domini 1557", ownership signature of John Egan (1820) on front free endpaper, nineteenth century bookplate of Richard Buchanan Stewart, early calf, covers detched, worn [STC 17517], small 4to, Robert Caly, May, 1554

Footnotes

  • STC notes that although the name of the author on the title is given as Thomas Martin, in fact the work is "probably in fact written, or at least the materials gathered, by Stephen Gardiner". Nonetheless, this copy has an inscription "...ex dono Theme Marten... le 23 de Januarius anno domini 1557".
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