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Baziliōlogia : a booke of kings : beeing the true and lively effigies of all our English kings from the conquest vntill this present : with their seuerall coats of armes, impresses and devises : and a brief chronologie of their liues and deaths : elegantly grauen in copper.
[London] : Printed for H. Holland and are to be sold by Compton Holland over against th' exchange, 1618.
Physical Description:
[1], [99] leaves : all ports. ; 28 cm.
Rare Books and Manuscripts
NE218 B39 1618+ Oversize
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This expanded Baziliōlogia is the Cottrell-Dormer copy described by Hind (p. 136), and so lacks portrait of John of Gaunt. Portrait of Darnley is inserted between Elizabeth & Mary Queen of Scots.
Bound in binding that probably dates from 1618-1640.
Plates engraved by Renold Elstracke, Simon van de Passe, Francis Delaram, Robert Vaughan, William Kip, and H. Stock; at least one after Paul van Somer.
Title on t.p. reads: Bazili[omega]logia.
First ed. of this title probably had engraved t.p. + 26 portraits; other copies have up to 200 extra portraits. cf. Hind, p. 115, Levis, and STC.
Hind, A. Engraving in England in the 16th & 17th centuries, v. 2, p. 115-139.
Pollard, A.W. Short-title catalogue of books printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland and of English books printed abroad, 1475-1640 (2nd ed.), 13581
Levis, H.C. Baziliōlogia
Subject Terms:
Dormer, Charles Cottrell, 1801-1874 -- Autograph.
Great Britain -- Kings and rulers -- Portraits.
Marx, Hermann -- Bookplate.
Portraits, British.
Holland, Henry, 1583-1650?
Elstracke, Renold, active 1589 or 1590-1630, engraver.
Delaram, Francis, 1589 or 1590-1627, engraver.
Vaughan, Robert, 1600-1666, engraver.
Stock, H., engraver.
Somer, Paul van, 1576-1621, ill.
Pass, Simon van de, 1595?-1647, engraver.
Kip, William, engraver.

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