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New Epistles By Mounseur du Balzack. Translated out of French, into English by Sr Rich: Baker Kt. London. Printed by Tho: Cotes, for Fran: Eglisfeild [sic], Ioh: Crooke, and Rich: Serger, and are to be sold, at the Grey-hound, in St Paules, Church-yard, 1638. Will: Marshall sculpsit.

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MS. Eng. e. 3863

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An annotated copy of Nevv epistles of Mounsieur de Balzac. Translated out of French into English, by Sr. Richard Baker Knight. Being the second and third volumes. (London. Printed by T. Cotes, for Fra. Eglesfield. Iohn Crooke, and Rich. Serger, 1638) - without the initial letterpress title-page. The engraved title-page is inscribed 'Beaupræus Bell, 1724' and the upper paste-down has 18th-century annotation 'With Sir Rich[ar]d Baker's MSS corrections for a new Edition'. Baker's notes appear throught the volume, evidently in preparation for a second edition which was never published. The Early English Books Online website lists the people to whom Jean-Louis Guez de Balzac wrote the letters between 1618 and 1635.

(232, 270 pages)

Dates

  • 1638

Extent

1.0 volume

Language of Materials

English

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Shelfmark:

MS. Eng. e. 3863

Collection ID (for staff)

CMD ID 14876

Overview

New Epistles By Mounseur du Balzack. Translated out of French, into English by Sr Rich: Baker Kt. London. Printed by Tho: Cotes, for Fran: Eglisfeild [sic], Ioh: Crooke, and Rich: Serger, and are to be sold, at the Grey-hound, in St Paules, Church-yard, . Will: Marshall sculpsit.

Biographical / Historical

Sir Richard Baker (1568-1645) studied in Oxford and London, then travelled extensively in Europe. He became Member of Parliament for Arundel in 1593 and East Gristead in 1597. He was knighted in 1603. He served as Justice of the Peace in Middlesex and High Sheriff in Oxfordshire where he owned a manor house and other lands. These were used to pay off the debts of his father-in-law. While in the Fleet Prison Baker wrote A Chronicle of the Kings of England from the Time of the Romans' Government unto the Death of King James and other works, mainly on historical and religious subjects. Further biographical details can be found in the Dictionary of National Biography.

Custodial History

It is presumed that the volume was previously owned by the Bell family of Beaupre Hall in Outwell, Norfolk.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Purchased from Samuel Gedge, 22 May 2013.
Title
New Epistles By Mounseur du Balzack. Translated out of French, into English by Sr Rich: Baker Kt. London
Status
Completed
Date
EAD version 2018
Language of description
English

Repository Details

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