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BAKER, Richard

A chronicle of the Kings of England, from the time of the Romans government unto the death of King James. Containing all passages of state and church, with all other observations proper for a chronicle. Faithfully collected out of authors ancient and modern, and digested into a new method . . . Whereunto is now added in this third edition, the reign of King Charles I. With a continuation of the Chronicle to the end of the year M.DC.LVIII. Being a full narrative of the affaires of England, Scotland, and Ireland; more especially relating unto the transactions of Charles, crowned King of the Scots at Scone, on the first day of January, 1650.   London: Printed by E. Cotes and sold by G. Saubridg 1660.

Folio in 6's. [x], 458 (i.e. 649), [4 Engraved title-page, woodcut initial letters, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf with blind-ruled boards, re-backed, spine with 5 raised bands and morocco label, head and tail chipped, boards a bit scuffed; light soiling and toning, title chipped on fore-edge margin and 2-inch tear with no loss of image. Signed label of Shakespeare scholar Charles Tyler Prouty. $850.00

Third edition. Wing 504.


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