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Eikon basilike. The pourtraicture of His sacred Majestie in his solitudes and sufferings. Whereunto are annexed his praiers and apophthegms.

  • Author

    Gauden, John, 1605-1662.,

    Charles I,

  • Date published


  • Publisher

    [London] : Printed by W[illiam] D[u-gard] [for Francis Eglesfield] in R.M., anno Dom. 1649.

  • Subject

    Great Britain History Civil War, 1642-1649 Early works to 1800.

  • Accession number


  • Class

    SR 93/GAU

  • Language


  • Physical description

    [8], 236, 12, [2], 52, [2] p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., port. ; 8°.

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Rice Collection., General note: Authorship of the Eiko¯n basilike¯ was originally attributed to Charles I, but according to Madan (pp. 125-33) it was written by John Gauden who probably included some authentic writings of the king. First two words of title in Greek characters. Title page in red and black. "Apophthegmata aurea, regia, Carolina" has a separate dated title page with imprint "London, printed by William Du-gard for Francis Eglesfield", separate pagination and register. Leaf D4 (second occurance) is blank. Signatures: [superscript pi]A4 [superscript 2pi]A1 B-Q8 R4 [superscript2]A-[superscript2]C8 [superscript2]D4; plate damaged and patched UK-SuSCL Cited in: Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), E305A Madan, F.F. New bibl. of the Eikon basilike, 22 Almack, E. Bibl. of the King's book or Eikon Basilike, 25 Format of surrogate: Microfilm. Ann Arbor, Mich. : UMI, 1998. 1 microfilm reel ; 35 mm. (Early English books, 1641-1700 ; 2554:20). Ownership and custodial history: MS. ink signature on tp.: "Vincent Rice 1700"; donated 14 December 1950, Rev. C.M. Rice bequest UK-SuSCL Binding Information: Contemporary full leather; blind-tooled concentric panels in sprinkled and plain calf, gold-tooled decoration on board edges (added later?) UK-SuSCL