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A very good full leather binding. Folio. 27cm x 17.5cm x 6cm. [12pp.]/pp.408/[24pp.]/pp.409-1149/[15pp.] + 2 leaves of plates - Portraits of William Sanderson and King Charles I. (by 'G. Faithorne Excud.' ). Later panelled calf over thick boards. Spine with five raised bands and red leather title label. Recent light-grey endpapers. Light soiling to free-endpapers. Previous owner's details in contemporary hands: "Thomas Munnings Grocer in Norwich"; "John Turtle His Book, 1818". Engraved portrait: "Gulielmus Sandersonus. Aetat: suae. 68. Etsi Se nescit quod senescit tamen cupit dissolvi." facing printed title-page. Portrait of: "Carolus Primus D. G. Anglia Scotiae Franciae et Hibernia - Rex. Cc." (top inner corner absent and carefully repaired), facing 'p.1' . Clear English text throughout. Light intermittent soiling, but overall a clean copy, very well preserved. * Referenced by Wing S646 ** "SANDERSON, Sir WILLIAM (1586?–1676), historian, born about 1586, is said to have been the son of Nicholas Sanderson, first viscount Castleton in the peerage of Ireland, but this seems to be an error, as the Sir William Sanderson who was son of Viscount Castleton died in 1648. Sanderson was secretary to Henry Rich, Earl of Holland, when Holland was chancellor of the university of Cambridge. James Howell describes him as being from his youth bred up at court, and ‘employed in many negotiations of good consequence both at home and abroad’. He suffered in the cause of Charles I, and was made a gentleman of the privy chamber by Charles II and knighted. Holland had made him a grant of the Paddock Walk, Windsor Park, which was confirmed at the Restoration. On 7 June 1671 a pension of 200l. per annum was granted to Sanderson and his wife jointly. He died 15 July 1676, aged ninety, according to his epitaph, and was buried in Westminster Abbey. Evelyn attended his funeral and describes him as ‘author of two large but mean histories and husband to the mother of the maids’. Sanderson married, about 1626, Bridget, daughter of Sir Edward Tyrrell, Baronet, of Thornton, Buckinghamshire; she was mother of the maids of honour to Catherine of Braganza, died on 17 Jan. 1682, and was also buried in Westminster Abbey..." - See DNB
Title: A Compleat History Of The Life And Raigne Of King Charles From His Cradle To His Grave. Collected And Written By William Sanderson Esq.
Categories: 17TH CENTURY,
Publisher: London : Printed for Humphrey Moseley, Richard Tomlins, and George Sawbridge, 1658. 0:
ISBN Number: 0
Item: 1.00 Item
Seller ID: 45318