FIRST FOLIO EDITION OF THE WORKES OF KING CHARLES, THE FIRST ROYALLY SANCTIONED EDITION OF EIKON BASILIKE, 1662
CHARLES I. Basilika: The Workes of King Charles. London, 1662.
First folio edition of the works of King Charles I—the enormously popular (and vainly suppressed) testament to the executed monarch's political principles and spiritual devotion—the first edition directly approved by Charles II, beautifully printed with three magnificent double-page copper-engraved plates, engraved frontispiece (by Hollar) and title page, in lovely morocco-gilt with the king's coat of arms stamped in gilt on the covers. $10,500.