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Osborne, Francis 1658a

[Osborne, Francis]. Historical Memoires on the Reigns of Queen Elizabeth, and King James. London: printed by J. Grismond, and are to be sold by T. Robinson bookseller in Oxon, 1658. [24], 108, [20], 148 pp. Sigs. A-M¹² N⁶. Illus., Ports. 12⁰.

This printing or another one of the same date is the first. First leaf is blank. In two parts with separate t.ps. and pagination. Pt. 1: 'Traditional memoires on the reign of Queen Elizabeth'; pt. 2: 'Traditionall memoyres on the raigne of King Iames'. Continuous register. Apparently some copies of this edition were issued with an engraved portrait of Queen Elizabeth as the first leaf, and some copies also had an additional portrait leaf with King James inserted before pt. 2".


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