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Extra Illustrated Copy of Welwood’s Memoirs 1700

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Welwood: Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions in England, for the Last Hundred Years, Preceding the Revolution in 1688. London, printed for Tim Godwin, 1700. Extra-illustrated with 52 engraved portraits, laid in to size. Signed by Earl Pembroke numerous times. Tall octavo (20 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm), 405 pages, 51 engraved portraits and illustrations with a frontispiece of King William III. Numerous portraits by Hollar.

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Welwood, James, Memoirs of the Most Material Transactions in England, for the Last Hundred Years, Preceding the Revolution in 1688. London, printed for Tim Godwin, 1700. Extra-illustrated with 52 engraved portraits, laid in to size. Signed by Earl Pembroke numerous times. Tall octavo (20 cm x 12 cm x 4 cm), 405 pages, 51 engraved portraits and illustrations with a frontispiece of King William III. Collation: A8, B-U8, X-Z8, Aa-Cc8, Dd4, (Dd3 verso and Dd4 verso advertisements). Front cover probably original panelled calf, back cover replaced with gold-ruled brown calf. Rebacked in darker brown calf, with a recent gilt label.

 

Extra-Illustrated Copy of Welwood's Memoirs | Signed Pembroke Copy |1700

Covers and spine.

Illustrations of: William III; Elizabeth I; Edward VI; Robert Devereux, Earl of Essex; Charles Howard; William Cecil; Henri IV; Mary, Queen of Scots; Tomb of Elizabeth I; James I of England; Henry, Prince of Wales; Queen Elizabeth of Bohemia; Sir Walter Raleigh; King Frederick of Bohemia; Archb. Canterbury, George Abbot; Thomas Stafford; John Pym; William Laud (Hollar, P. 1454); Robert Bartu; Robert Devereux; Marquis of Montross; Charles I (Hollar, P.1433); Queen Henrietta Maria (Hollar, P.462); George Villiers; Robert Car; Oliver Cromwell; Edward Montague (Hollar, P. 1309); Thomas Fairfax (Hollar, P.1402); Cardinal Marazin; Samuel Morland (Hollar, 1531); Mareschal Turenne; Lewis de Harro; Louis XIV (Fred. Bouttats the Elder); George Monck; Charles II; Edward Hide; Prince George of Denmark; Col. Algernon Sidney; Charles II; Queen Christina of Sweden; Pope Innocent XI; James, Duke of Monmouth; Roger, Earl of Castlemaine; Henry, Bishop of London (Frederick van den Hove); the Seven Bishops Sent to the Tower (double); Prince William Henry of Orange; François Henri, Duc de Montmorency; Robert Cecil.

 

Extra-Illustrated Copy of Welwood's Memoirs | Signed Pembroke Copy |1700

Frontispiece added of King William III.

Dr. James Welwood enjoyed reputions both as a physician and as an historian. Of these Memoires, the author of the entry in Biblioteca Britannica notes it is “an excellent work, betraying, however, much party spirit.” Extra-illustrated for Thomas Herbert, 8th Earl of Pembroke (1656 – 1733), this copy remained in the Pembroke library until its public sale by Sotheby’s on March 15 – 17, 1920. This copy appears as Lot 201. The first public sale of the Pembroke library was on June 23, 1914. Since the sale in 1920, this copy travelled first to Scotland, then to the United States, where it was in a private collection. Biblioteca Britannica, Vol. II, Authors; Wing, STC, Second edition, W1307; Pennington, A Descriptive Catalogue of the Etchings of Wencelaus Hollar.

Extra-Illustrated Copy of Welwood's Memoirs | Signed Pembroke Copy |1700

Henri IV, Roi de France.

Extra-Illustrated Copy of Welwood's Memoirs | Signed Pembroke Copy |1700

James II, King of England.

Extra-Illustrated Copy of Welwood's Memoirs | Signed Pembroke Copy |1700

Louis XIV

Extra-Illustrated Copy of Welwood's Memoirs | Signed Pembroke Copy |1700

Edward VI of England, Henry VIII’s only legitimate male heir.

 

 

King Charles the Fifth

King Charles I of England

Mary Queen of Scots

Mary Queen of Scots

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