Book #74357
Item #74357 His Majesties Commission to All the Lords [with] Three Patents. Nobility, Great Britain.
His Majesties Commission to All the Lords [with] Three Patents...
His Majesties Commission to All the Lords [with] Three Patents...
His Majesties Commission to All the Lords [with] Three Patents...
His Majesties Commission to All the Lords [with] Three Patents...

His Majesties Commission to All the Lords [with] Three Patents...

The Creation of Baronets Under James I [Nobility]. [Great Britain]. His Majesties Commission to All the Lords, And Others of the Privie Counsell, Touching the Creation of Baronets, Whereunto are Annexed Divers Instructions, And His Majesties Letters Patents Containing the Forme of the Said Creation. Also the Forme of an Oath to be Taken by the Said Baronets. London: Imprinted by Robert Barker, 1611. [iv], 18, p. 18, 18-38, [2], 39-44 pp. First leaf blank (signed "A"). Final blank lacking. [Bound with] Three Patents Concerning the Honourable Degree and Dignitie of Baronets, The First Containing the Creation and Grant. The Second a Decree with Addition of Other Priviledges. The Thirde a Confirmation and Explanation. London: Imprinted by Robert Barker, 1617. 39, [1] pp. First leaf blank (signed "A"). Quarto (7" x 5"). Later three-quarter morocco over pebbled cloth, gilt fillets to morocco edges, gilt title and publication dates to spine, marbled endpapers, two blank leaves added between titles with a number of additional blanks added after text block. Light rubbing to boards, moderate rubbing to extremities, faint dampstaining (?) along spine, front joint starting at foot, small later bookplate (C.J. Young, College of Arms) to front endleaf. Light toning to interior, light foxing in a few places, faint dampstaining to several leaves of first title and bottom portion of second title's text block, mended tear to gutter of initial blank of second title, early ownership signature ("W. Walter") to first title page, early annotation to foot of p. 13 of first title, occasional underlining, manicules and annotations (in a different hand, some affected by trimming) to second title. $950. * Only editions. Two titles dealing with the creation of the baronetage by James I. The title of baronet, "a new dignitie between Barons and Knights," was established by letters patent as a way for James to raise revenue quickly without Parliament. Initially, prospective baronets were required to pay enough money to "maintaine the number of thirtie foote-Souldiers in Ireland" for three years at a rate of eight pence per day, men badly needed to maintain English control in Ulster. The second title largely reprints the letters patent of the first title and includes some additional clarification about matters of precedence. There are 1,274 baron.

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