CHRONICLE OF THE KINGS OF ENGLAND, FROM THE TIME OF THE ROMANS GOVERNMENT, TO THE DEATH OF KING JAMES THE FIRST. Containing all Passages of State and Church, with All Other Observations Proper for a Chronicle. Whereunto is Added, THE REIGN OF KING CHARLES THE FIRST AND KING CHARLES THE SECOND. In Which are Many Material Affairs of State, Never Before Published; and Likewise the Most Remarkable Occurrences Relating to King Charles the Secondís Most Wonderful Restoration, by the Prudent Conduct of George Late Duke of Albemarle, Captain General of All His Majesties Armies.

Baker Sir Richard

Published by London for Ben. Tooke; et al 1696
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The Ninth edition, being the first in which the additions are revised and with substantial additions not previously published. Folio, later full dark morocco, the spine with raised bands and gilt lettering in two compartments [37ff], 796, [44 index]. A handsome and well preserved copy, lacking the frontispiece and engraved half-title, blanks renewed, some expected paper toning and occasional minor edge wear, especially at the prelims. ONE OF THE GREAT EARLY WORKS ON THE HISTORY OF ENGLISH GOVERNMENT AND ROYALTY. Educated at Oxford, Baker was elected to parliament in 1597. In 1603 he was knighted by King James I. His great Chronicle of the Kings of England was published first in 1643, translated into Dutch in 1649 and was continued down to 1658 by Edward Phillips, a nephew of John Milton and a strong loyalist. For many years the Chronicle was extremely popular and followed on in many editions all the way throughout the 19th century. Baker was Knighted by James the 1st in 1620 but by 1635 found himself penniless and in debtorís prison. It was there that he wrote his magnificent CHRONICLE. The great success of the work came to late to help as he died, still in confinement, very shortly after the printing of the first edition. Bookseller Inventory #

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Publisher: London for Ben. Tooke; et al 1696

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