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DONNE, John.

Pseudo-Martyr....

Wherein out of certaine propositions and gradations, this conclusion is euicted. That those which are of the Romane religion in this kingdome, may and ought to take the Oath of allegeance.

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Published: London Printed by W[illiam] Stansby for Walter Burre, 1610

Stock Code: 128761

£35,000
OR On display in 43 Dover Street

Notes

First edition of Donne's first published book (though written after Biathanatos), an argument for conformity by English Catholics. A desirable copy with a rich provenance: from the Buxton family library at Shadwell Park, Norfolk, with book label dated 1842; subsequent collectors' book labels and plates of Clarence S. Bemens, Leonard Klein, Harold Greenhill (1893-1968), and H. Bradley Martin (1906-1988), sold at his sale, Sotheby's New York, 30 April 1990, lot 2776, 12,100 inclusive.

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Description

Quarto (221 x 163 mm). Contemporary limp vellum, spine lettered in manuscript, tawed skin ties. Dark red morocco-backed folding case, fleece lined.

Condition

Hole in vellum approximately 2 cm in diameter at upper inner corner of front cover, vellum a little soiled, single tie only complete, front inside hinge separated at lower cord, worm costing letters to last two leaves, overall a very good copy in contemporary state.

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