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PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHARLES CALDWELL RYRIE

Henry VIII, King of England
'LIBELLO HUIC REGIO HAEC INSUNT. ORATIO IOANNIS CLERK APUD RO.PON.IN EXHIBITIONE OPERIS REGIJ. RESPONSIO ROMAN.PONT.AD. EANDEM EX TEMPORE FACTA. BULLA RO.PON.AD REGIAM MAIESTATEM, PRO EIUS OPERIS CONFIRMATIONE. SUMMA INDULGE[N]TIARU[M], LIBELLUM IPSUM REGIUM LEGENTIBUS, CONCESSARUM. LIBELLUS REGIUS ADUERSUS MARTINUM LUTHERUM HÆRESIARCHON. EPISTOLA REGIA AD ILLUSTRISSIMOS SAXONIAE DUCES PIE ADMONITORIA'. (LONDON: RICHARD PYNSON, 1521 [–1522])
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
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215

PROPERTY FROM THE COLLECTION OF DR. CHARLES CALDWELL RYRIE

Henry VIII, King of England
'LIBELLO HUIC REGIO HAEC INSUNT. ORATIO IOANNIS CLERK APUD RO.PON.IN EXHIBITIONE OPERIS REGIJ. RESPONSIO ROMAN.PONT.AD. EANDEM EX TEMPORE FACTA. BULLA RO.PON.AD REGIAM MAIESTATEM, PRO EIUS OPERIS CONFIRMATIONE. SUMMA INDULGE[N]TIARU[M], LIBELLUM IPSUM REGIUM LEGENTIBUS, CONCESSARUM. LIBELLUS REGIUS ADUERSUS MARTINUM LUTHERUM HÆRESIARCHON. EPISTOLA REGIA AD ILLUSTRISSIMOS SAXONIAE DUCES PIE ADMONITORIA'. (LONDON: RICHARD PYNSON, 1521 [–1522])
Estimate
8,00012,000
LOT SOLD. 27,500 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Henry VIII, King of England
'LIBELLO HUIC REGIO HAEC INSUNT. ORATIO IOANNIS CLERK APUD RO.PON.IN EXHIBITIONE OPERIS REGIJ. RESPONSIO ROMAN.PONT.AD. EANDEM EX TEMPORE FACTA. BULLA RO.PON.AD REGIAM MAIESTATEM, PRO EIUS OPERIS CONFIRMATIONE. SUMMA INDULGE[N]TIARU[M], LIBELLUM IPSUM REGIUM LEGENTIBUS, CONCESSARUM. LIBELLUS REGIUS ADUERSUS MARTINUM LUTHERUM HÆRESIARCHON. EPISTOLA REGIA AD ILLUSTRISSIMOS SAXONIAE DUCES PIE ADMONITORIA'. (LONDON: RICHARD PYNSON, 1521 [–1522])
3 parts in one volume, 4to (9 x 8 1/4 in.; 229 zx 148 mm). Titles to parts 2 ('Assertio septem sacramentorum aduersus Martin. Lutherum' [a]1r), and 3 ('Epistola regia'; 2a1r) within a fine historiated woodcut border signed HH and attributed to Hans Holbein (McKerrow & Ferguson 8), general title (A1r) and pages C1r, and C3v within a fine historiated woodcut border (McKerrow and Ferguson 11), B4r within woodcut border (McKerrow and Ferguson 7), 7 handsome white-on-black woodcut initials, with blanks v3 and 2b4; lacking blanks C4 and v4, repaired tear on P4, lightly washed. Modern red morocco by J. P. Gray, Cambridge.
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Provenance

Hatfield House Library (stamp on title-page) — Lloyd Tyrell-Kenyon, fifth Baron Kenyon (1917–1993; morocco label) Louis H. Silver (1902–1963, Chicago bibliophile; morocco label; sold, with the rest of his library to — The Newberry Library, Chicago (Sotheby’s London, 8 November 1965, lot 151). acquisition: purchased at the foregoing auction through John Fleming 

Literature

STC 13083; ESTC S110238

Catalogue Note

First edition. Henry's "Defense of the Seven Sacraments" against the challenge of Martin Luther was "one of the most successful pieces of Catholic polemics produced by the first generation of anti-Protestant writers," going through some twenty editions in the sixteenth century (Scarisbrick, 'Henry VIII', 1997, p. 113). The "Defense" was dedicated to Pope Leo X, who subsequently awarded Henry the title Defender of the Faith.

Part 2 is a reissue of STC 13078. Imprint information is from part 2; parts 1 and 3 have no colophon. In part 1 (STC 21307a is part of this) the bull naming Henry "fidei defensor" is dated 5 id Oct. 1521, so this part was printed sometime later. Part 3 was apparently not written until March 1522, and it seems possible that parts 1 and 2 were made available before part 3 was printed. Very rare: evidently no complete copy has appeared at auction since the present copy was sold in 1965.

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