1662 1st FOLIO ed Eikon Basilike King Charles I England Martyr English Civil War

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I would rather choose to wear a crown of thorns with my Saviour, than to exchange that of gold, which is due to me, for one of lead, whose embased flexibleness shall be forced to bend and comply to the various and oft contrary dictates of any factions, when instead of reason and public concernments they obtrude nothing but what makes for the interest of parties, and flows from the partialities of private wills and passions. I know no resolutions more worthy a Christian king, than to prefer his conscience before his kingdoms.

King Charles I, England, Eikon Basilike

 

A first edition printing of the works of Charles I, King of England. “A few hours after the King’s execution, his Eikon Basilike was in the hands of the people.” This book is collectively a set of meditations during the King’s imprisonment and consisted of many of the government’s problems and corruption. (Almack, 3)

 

“The work is a masterpiece in its expression of Charles’ principles, personal feelings, and prejudices, and by making a martyr of this Stuart king, exercised a considerable influence on English history” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 212).

 

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1662 1st FOLIO ed Eikon Basilike King Charles I England Martyr English Civil War

 

I would rather choose to wear a crown of thorns with my Saviour, than to exchange that of gold, which is due to me, for one of lead, whose embased flexibleness shall be forced to bend and comply to the various and oft contrary dictates of any factions, when instead of reason and public concernments they obtrude nothing but what makes for the interest of parties, and flows from the partialities of private wills and passions. I know no resolutions more worthy a Christian king, than to prefer his conscience before his kingdoms.

King Charles I, England, Eikon Basilike

 

A first edition printing of the works of Charles I, King of England. “A few hours after the King’s execution, his Eikon Basilike was in the hands of the people.” This book is collectively a set of meditations during the King’s imprisonment and consisted of many of the government’s problems and corruption. (Almack, 3)

 

“The work is a masterpiece in its expression of Charles’ principles, personal feelings, and prejudices, and by making a martyr of this Stuart king, exercised a considerable influence on English history” (Kunitz & Haycraft, 212).

 

Item number: #595

Price: $2500

 

King Charles I of England

 

Basilika : the workes of King Charles the martyr : with a collection of declarations, treaties, and other papers concerning the differences betwixt His said Majesty and his two houses of Parliament

 

London : Printed by James Flesher for R. Royston …, 1662. First edition. [British Museum Catalog denotes 1st edition)

 

Details:

  • Collation complete with all pages: [12], 120, 459
    • 2 has title: A collection of declarations, treaties, and other principal passages concerning the differences betwixt King Charles I and his two houses of Parliament / edited by William Fulman and Richard Perrinchief.
  • Binding: Leather; tight and secure
  • References: BM Catalogue; Wing C 2075; Almack 61; Lowndes I:413.; Madan 65
    • Eikon Basilike often attributed to John Gauden
  • Language: English
  • Size: ~14.5in X 9.75in (37cm x 24.5cm)
  • We find this same edition having sold at Christie’s auction house in 2010 for $3,000

 

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Categories

Military & War

European History

Religion

Authors

King Charles I of England

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete