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Author Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649.
Title Reliquiæ sacræ Carolinæ, or, The vvorks of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charls the I. Collected together, and digested in order, according to their severall subjects, civil and sacred. The contents appear in the next ensuing pages.
Publication Info. Hague [i.e. London] : Printed by Samuell Browne [i.e. F. Leach], 1651.
Location Call No. Status
 Rare Books Medium  Z-M C475 R3    IN LIBRARY
Description [16], 276; [4], 247, [17], 149-324 p., [2] leaves of plates : ill., ports. ; 18 cm. (4to)
Note Available electronically as part of Early English books online.
Signatures: A-S⁸ T² ; A-Z⁸ Aa-Ee⁸.
"Eikōn Basilikē. The pourtraicture of his sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings" and "A perfect copie of prayers used by His Majestie in the time of his sufferings" have separate title pages dated 1649.
Authorship of the Eik⁻on basilik⁻e was originally attributed to Charles I, but according to Madan (p. 125-33) it was written by John Gauden who probably included some authentic writings of the king.
In this issue, the "Eikôn basilikê" lacks the "Explanation of the embleme" and the portrait of Charles II as Prince of Wales; this issue also appeared separately.
NYSL copy pagination: [16], 276, [4], 247 (248 blank), 149-324 (252-253 misnumbered as 152-153), [12]. Folded leaf (Charles with the crown of thorns in his right hand) bound before t.p. of Eikōn Basilikē; signed: Guil. Marshall delin., Ro. Vaughan sculp. Portrait on p. [212] of Eikōn Basilikē. Signatures: A-S⁸ T² ; A² B-Z⁸ Aa-Ee⁸ S⁶. The last signature is the Prayers, probably a binder's error.
NYSL copy t.p. of Eikōn Basilikē: The porvtraictvre [sic] of His Sacred Maiestie ... Printed in red and black within borders.
Contents Pt. 1. Several speeches delivered by His Majesty to the two houses at Westminster, and at other places since the beginning of this Parliament. His Majesties messages for peace sent to the two houses, before and since the breaking out of this war, whereof onely 21 were formerly printed together, to which all the rest are now added: with two declarations written by His Majesty during his imprisonment, at the Isle of Wight. Letters written by His Majesty to several persons since the beginning of this Parl. heretofore published at several times, and now collected into one body. Together with those intercepted letters published by the Parl. &c. His Majesties answer to a pamphlet, intituled, A declaration of the Commons of England in Parliament assembled, expressing their reasons and grounds of passing the late resolutions touching no farther addresse or application to be made to the king -- Pt. 2. (Eikōn basilikē) The pourtraicture of His sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings. His Majesties papers about church-government. His Majesties prayers, wiih other things relating to His Majesties death.
Indexed In: Wing (2nd ed., 1994), C2073A
Thomason, E.1220[1]
Almack, E. Bibl. of the King's book 22
Madan, F.F. New bibl. of the Eikon basilike 24:second issue
Note The imprint is false; in fact printed in 1651 in London by W. DuGard for Frances Eglesfield (see Madan 24:first issue and Wing).
The contents of the pages following the "Eikon" are: 1-6 Prayers; 7 Letter, [8-9], Relations; 10 Epitaph, with Greek couplet below. According to Madan 24:first issue, these are followed by 5-8 or 7-10 Reasons (not included in Almack 22). P. 149-324 at end are "the Newcastle Papers" (Almack 22).
Per Almack: "The 'Eikon' and Prayers do not properly belong to this edition [Almack 22] of the 'Reliquae'", but he includes them in his report. Madan 24 includes only the "Eikon ([6], 268), and the 10 following pages, +5-8 or 7-10.
"Eikōn Basilikē. The pourtraicture of His Sacred Majestie in his solitudes and sufferings" has separate title page date 1648; pagination and register are separate. "Praiers, used by His Majestie in the time of his sufferings" has caption title and separate pagination; register is continuous.
"An epitaph upon King Charles": S6₂, signed J.H. [i.e. James Howell].
Type ornaments.
Local Note Library copy imperfect: front. of pt. 1 and port. at p. 149 of third page group in pt. 2 wanting. Pt. 2 has special t.p. Also a copy of a letter from the Prince. Printed Anno Domini 1649" (6 l. at end of pt. 2) has special t.p. Bookplate dated 1789, engraved by P. Maverick on front paste-down; No. 3989 in MS, black ink. On front free end-paper recto in black ink repeated 3989, and signed below a scroll Jasp. Cappes/ 1721.
Binding: full calf; blind-stamped thistles on corners; at the center of the front board: C R and MB; raised bands; red lettering-piece.
Subject Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649.
Great Britain -- History -- Civil War, 1642-1649 -- Sources.
Great Britain -- History -- Charles I, 1625-1649 -- Early works to 1800.
Great Britain -- Politics and government -- 1642-1649 -- Early works to 1800.
Charles I, King of England, 1600-1649 -- Portraits.
Genre or Form Pagination errors (Printing) -- England -- 17th century.
Type ornaments (Type evidence) -- England -- 17th century.
Woodcuts -- England -- 17th century.
Autographs (Provenance)
Added Author Gauden, John, 1605-1662. Eik⁻on basilik⁻e. 1649.
Howell, James, 1594?-1666. Epitaph upon King Charles.
Vaughan, Robert, 17th cent., engraver.
Marshall, William, fl. 1617-1649, illustrator.
Leach, Francis, d. 1658, printer.
Maverick, P. R. (Peter Rushton), 1755-1811, engraver. ZNS
Cappes, Jasper, former owner, signer.
New York Society Library. Catalog. 1793. ZNS
Added Title Works. 1651
Pourtraicture of his sacred Majesty in his solitudes and sufferings
Works of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charles I
Perfect copie of the prayers used by His Majestie in the time of his sufferings
VVorks of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charles the I
Reliquiae sacrae Carolinae
Reliquiae sacrae Carolinae, or, The Works of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charles the I
Eikon basilike. 1649.
Epitaph upon King Charles.