1681 Eikon Basilike Trial of King Charles I of English Civil War John Gauden

GAUDEN, John

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“I intended not only to oblige my friends, but Mine enemies also”

― John Gauden, Eikon Basilike

 

The autobiography of King Charles I of England was published shortly after he was executed following the English Civil War. Known as ‘Eikon Basilike,’ this diary gives light to the life of the king, as well as prayers, and secrets of the English military that was led into the Civil War. While it is not certain that Charles I was the author or not, it is recognized as a work of Royalist propaganda and quite popular, even though it was highly disapproved of.

 

This 1681 Royston printing features the expected allegorical frontispiece which depict Charles I as a Christian martyr.

 

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1681 Eikon Basilike Trial of King Charles I of English Civil War John Gauden

 

“I intended not only to oblige my friends, but Mine enemies also”

― John Gauden, Eikon Basilike

 

The autobiography of King Charles I of England was published shortly after he was executed following the English Civil War. Known as ‘Eikon Basilike,’ this diary gives light to the life of the king, as well as prayers, and secrets of the English military that was led into the Civil War. While it is not certain that Charles I was the author or not, it is recognized as a work of Royalist propaganda and quite popular, even though it was highly disapproved of.

 

This 1681 Royston printing features the expected allegorical frontispiece which depict Charles I as a Christian martyr.

 

Item number: #9928

Price: $599

 

GAUDEN, John

 

Eikōn basilikē : The pourtraicture of his Sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings

 

London: printed by R. Norton for Richard Royston, bookseller to His most Sacred Majesty [MDCLXXXI]. [1681]

 

Details:

  • Collation: Complete with all pages
    • [16], 256
  • References: Wing E 311a;
  • Provenance: Handwritten – Goeing
  • Language: English
  • Binding: Leather; tight & secure
  • Size: ~7in X 4.5in (18cm x 12cm)

 

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9928

Categories

Law & Government

European History

Authors

GAUDEN, John

Printing Date

17th Century

Language

English

Binding

Leather

Book Condition

Excellent

Collation

Complete