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[BROWNE, Thomas].
Religio Medici.

Description:
pp. Engraved title, blank, 3-235, (iv) Anacephalaeosis, (i) blank. Contemporary vellum, with early ex-lib inscription of SIR RICHARD BULSTRODE on the front free end-paper [with top corner torn off slightly affecting inscription], stamp of ST. ALOYSIUS COLLEGE, GLASGOW on the blank before title and final text page, early signatures of HELLEN FERMOR and ARNOLDUS A PORTA top margin of title, a clean, tight copy.

*KEYNES #62 - 'This edition closely resembles Hackius' second edition of 1644 [no.61] and is to a certain extent printed from the same type. Alterations have, however, been made and the orthography is modernized.' The misprints are the same as for #61 with an additional misprint of the signature D5 for A5. SIR RICHARD BULSTRODE (1610 3 October 1711) was an English author, diplomat and soldier, a son of Edward Bulstrode (15881659). He was born at Astley, Warwickshire, and educated at Pembroke College, Cambridge. After studying law in London he joined the army of Charles I on the outbreak of the Civil War in 1642. In 1673 he became a resident agent of Charles II at Brussels; in 1675 he was knighted; then following James II into exile he died at St. Germain on 3 October 1711. Bulstrode is chiefly known by his Memoirs and Reflections upon the Reign and Government of King Charles I. He wrote the Life of James II, and Original Letters written to the Earl of Arlington (1712). The latter consists principally of letters written from Brussels giving an account of the important events which took place in the Netherlands during 1674.

Franciscum Hackium. Lugd. Batavorum [Leiden].

Date Published: 1650. 12mo.

Stock No. 65163

Price: 750.00

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