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Poetical and prose works of king James i of England, written in the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century by king James i

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MS. Bodl. 166

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Poetical and prose works of king James i of England, written with his own hand:
  1. (fol. 7). A supplement to the preface to the Bασɩλɩκὸν Δῶρον, explaining the author's attitude toward Puritans: beg. 'Although I will not distruste in any courteouse & Christian reader.'
  2. (fol. 9). The whole of the Premonition to all monarches, kings, free princes, and states of Christendom, with additions (one an extensive one, see fol. 22v) in another hand, not that of James Montagu, bp. of Winchester (d. 1618): all printed in the prose Workes, as above.
The greater part of this volume was edited by R. S. Rait, M.A., in 1901. Article 1 had never before been published: and the rest differ much in orthography and to some extent in expression from the early editions.

Dates

  • written in the end of the 16th and beginning of the 17th century by king James i

Extent

108 Leaves

Language of Materials

  • Scots
  • English
  • French

Shelfmark

MS. Bodl. 166

Other Finding Aids

Falconer Madan, et al., A summary catalogue of western manuscripts in the Bodleian Library at Oxford which have not hitherto been catalogued in the Quarto series (7 vols. in 8 [vol. II in 2 parts], Oxford, 1895-1953; reprinted, with corrections in vols. I and VII, Munich, 1980), vol. V, no. 27844.

Custodial History

The volume bears Dr. R. Rawlinson's bookplate.

Physical Facet

On paper; bound in limp vellum with gold ornaments, including the royal arms, 17th century, covered with green baize

Dimensions

12 × 8 1/8 in.

Repository Details

Part of the Bodleian Libraries Repository

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