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"GREAT AMBYGUITEES DOUBTES AND QUESTIONS HAVE BEN MOVED IN THE MARIAGE SOLEMNIZED BETWENE THE KYNGES MAIESTEE AND THE LADY ANNE OF CLEVES"

(HENRY VIII) PARLIAMENT. Acts. Anno XXXII Henrici Octavi. London, 1540.

Extremely rare first edition of the Parliamentary Acts of 1540, featuring numerous important acts including the first post-Conquest act allowing landowners to pass their property by will and the act dissolving Henry VIII's marriage to Anne of Cleves, with lovely historiated woodcut initials, attractively bound. $5500.

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"THE MAJESTIC LORD WHO BROKE THE BONDS OF ROME"

(HENRY VIII) POLLARD, Albert Frederick. Henry VIII. London, 1902.

Limited first edition, number 804 of 1150 copies printed on fine paper of this authoritative account of the "personal power" of the Throne, illustrated with 32 rich full-page browntone photogravures, many after portraits by Holbein (including the vividly hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Henry), a splendid folio volume bound in contemporary full morocco by Zaehnsdorf with gilt-stamped armorial emblems of the Order of the Garter. $2200.

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