HENRY VIII] A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christian Man Set Furthe by the Kynges Maiestie of Englande &c., 1543
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HENRY VIII, King of England. A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christian Man Set Furthe by the Kynges Maiestie of Englande &c., 1543
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[HENRY VIII, King of England]
A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christen Man Set Furthe by the Kynges Maiestie of Englande &c., black letter, title within architectural woodcut border (cut down and remargined), 6-line decorative or historiated initials, a scattering of inkspots to approximately 20 leaves, repair to blank lower margin of 6 leaves, occasional light dampstains, blindstamp on title and final leaf, several early annotations (some pen trials on title, others in lower margins of 4 leaves and on colophon, including names "Johannes ?Novonsis," and "Gerardus Wilhelmus"), ownership inscriptions of William Herbert (1718-1795, bibliographer and book collector), Cornelius Paine, and John Buckland, with several other notes on front free endpaper, crushed morocco gilt by Fazakarley of Liverpool, g.e. [STC 5170.3], small 4to, [Thomas Berthelet, 29 May, 1543]

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  • "Known as The King's book, with a preface written in the name of Henry VIII, this item is a revision and enlargement of The Institution of a Christian Man" (STC). This copy collates A-Z4, a-d4, e6.
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