¶ Baker — Chronicle of the kings of England (1670)

April 25, 2014

17th cent.

Baker, Sir Richard. A chronicle of the kings of England, from the time of the Romans government unto the death of King James. London: George Sawbridge and Thomas Williams, 1670.

“Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern; and digested into a method. By Sir Richard Baker Knight. Whereunto is added, the reign of King Charles the First, and the first thirteen years of His sacred Majesty, King Charles the Second, that now reigneth. In which are many material affairs of state never before published; and likewise the most remarkable occurrences relating to His Majesties most happy and wonderful restauration, by the prudent conduct, under God, of George late Duke of Albemarle, captain general of all His Majesties armies; as they were extracted out of His Excellencies own papers, and the journals and memorials of those imploy’d in the most important and secret transactions of that time. All which additions are revised in this fifth impression, and freed from many errors and mistakes of the former editions.”

Signature of Morris, Red House, Upton, Kent.

Provenance: Morris. — Sotheby 1898, lot 153 (sold to Vigers for £1 12s.). — Percy Lubbock. — H. M. Fletcher. — Sanford and Helen Berger (purchased from Fletcher for £150, 21 June 1985). — Huntington Library (Rare Books 607668).

References: Ellis valuation, fol. 48b (5s.). — ESTC (R26672). — MS catalogue (2), no. 474 (where the date is erroneously given as 1770).


Photographed by WSP at the Huntington Library.

Sotheby 1898:


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