[16th c. book]. LESLIE (John). Du Droict... - Lot 121 - Kâ-Mondo

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[16th c. book]. LESLIE (John). Du Droict... - Lot 121 - Kâ-Mondo
[16th c. book]. LESLIE (John). Du Droict et tiltre de la sérénissime princesse Marie, royne d'Escosse, et de très-illustre prince Jacques VI, roy d'Escosse, son son, à la succession du royaume d'Angleterre, avec la généalogie des roys d'Angleterre... A Rouen, de l'impr. de G. L'Oyselet, [1587]. In-8, [67 (of 68)] f. [sign. A-C 4 (except A3), D-K 8], contemporary soft vellum, smooth muted spine, gilt border fillet and central medallion to boards (boards distorted and stained, corner of upper board mack, lined endpapers, title worn and torn at edges with scratched stamps, interior faded, limin. f. worn at margins, one missing, worm damage to lower cover and margins of last 4 f.). Rare Rouen edition of this polemical work by the Catholic bishop of Ross in Scotland, John Leslie (1527-1596), exiled supporter of Mary Stuart and refugee in France, vicar of Rouen then bishop of Coutances, a see he did not occupy due to his imprisonment under Henry IV. Title in woodcut frame, copy ruled. (USTC 340; Adams L546).
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