A Letter sent by William Laud Archbishop of Canterburie with divers Manuscripts to the University of Oxford.

LAUD William

£1500.00  [First Edition]

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FIRST PRINTING

First Edition. Small 4to ( 174 x 130mm). [2], 5, [1] pp. Cropped a little closely at the upper edge, some staining and a little browning in places. Modern half red morocco and marbled boards.

[London: s.n], 1641

Wing L590. 

"Let these be carryed by you, into the Library of Bodley"

First printing of a pamphlet from Archbishop Laud to the Bodleian library on the occasions of his gift of 47 manuscripts. Laud gave over a thousand manuscripts to the library in his lifetime, the present gift includes: ""6. Hebrew, 11. of Greek, 34. of Arabicke, 21. of Latine, 2. of Italian, and as many of English, and of Persian 5. one of which, (being of a large volume) containeth a Historie from the beginning of the World …".

Provenance: 1. Bent Juel-Jensen, his book label to the front pastedown. Robert S. Pirie (not in the Sotheby's sale).

Stock Code: 229304

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