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The Commentaries of Caesar by William Duncan.
An Historical Account of the Black Empire of Hayti: by Marcus Rainsford;
Garter & Statutes 1521 by Henry VIII
Henry VIII own copy, bound for Henry VIII by Thomas Berthelet; later owned by Edward VI and Elizabeth I, all Sovereigns of the Order. These are the original Statutes founded by King Edward III who founded the Order of the Garter around the time of his claim to the French throne.1344;- In 1530? The Statutes themselves were revised by Henry VIII in the consequences of the English Reformation.
This is the only copy of a hand-written Manuscript Book of “The Rules of the Order of the Garter” ordered and dedicated to Henry VIII. The hand-written Manuscript has 44 Vellum Pages x2=88 of hand-written Rules of the Order of the Garter. The script is Black Lettres Batardes, Bastarda was a Gothic script used at the time in Manuscript writing.
Of Monsters and Prodigies: 1550
Paré's 15th century text is, however, much more a compendium; he collects tales from afar, gathers anecdotes from ancient manuscripts and compiles accounts from myth and local legend. Parts of the book actually discuss strange animals from foreign climes, and there is a fairly accurate depiction of what we now know to be a skate or sting ray. To his readers, these accounts of marvels would be mystery as much as medicine. Rare/Scarce. Beautifully rebound of this rare book in English. 1550