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.
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
STC 13083; ESTC S110238