Cotton, Sir Robert and Sir John Heywood, Knights.
The Histories of the Lives and Reigns of Henry the Third, and Henry the Fourth, Kings of England. [In two parts]London: Printed and are to be sold by Peter Parker, 1679; 1642. Engraved portrait frontispiece, title page, 45p; second title page, [15p], 318p. 14.5 cm. 12mo. Second edition. [originally published 1627 and 1599, respectively] Eighteenth century rebind in full leather with edges tooled in blind; title in gilt on the spine, raised bands; all edges brown, marbled endpapers, watermarked wove endpapers. Text, illustration, and separate title page on thin laid paper. Contains "A short view of the long raign of King Henry the Third," followed by "The historie of the life and raigne of Henry the Fourth. King of England," by Sir John Hayward, London: Printed for William Shares, 1642. Covers reattached with strips of clear tape; head of spine missing; hinge cracked, almost cracked after title page; trimmed ; some foxing, few pages browned. In fair condition. Compared to copy held at the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign [ESTC: R27281] (seven copies in institutions, two of which are held in the United States).