PRINTED 1628 - RICHARD VERSTEGANâe(tm)S SIGNED AND ANNOTATED COPY OF HIS CHIEF WORK A SPY, A SMUGGLER, AN ARTIST, AN ENGRAVER, A WRITER, A CONTEMPORARY OF SHAKESPEARE FIRST ENGLISH EDITION OF THE STORY OF THE PIED PIPER. This is a valuable antiquarian book, 425 years old, and listed for consideration starting at $1 and no reserve. Bidders with zero (0) feedback are kindly requested to contact me prior to bidding. The book: Verstegan, Richard, ca. 1550-1640. A restitution of decayed intelligence: in antiquities : concerning the most noble and renowned English nation / by the studie and trauell of R.V. Dedicated vnto the Kings most excellent Maiestie. London : Printed by Iohn Bill [and John Norton], printer to the Kings most excellent Maiestie, 1628. [24], 338, [14] p. : ill. (metal cuts) ; 18 x 14 cm. 17th century full calf, some pages slightly separating, some usual browning. First English edition, illustrated with Versteganâe(tm)s own highly unusual engravings, signed on pg. 154 by Verstegan with an appropriate Latin quip for someone in exile publishing his first English edition of the book: âeoeRichard Verstegan Out of hiding, been revealed.âe Additional signature (rubbed out) of same signature on title âeoeRichard Verstegan, born in London probably between 1548 and 1550, was the grandson of a Dutchman from Gelderlandâe¦.
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