"THE MAJESTIC LORD WHO BROKE THE BONDS OF ROME": POLLARD’S HENRY VIII, HANDSOMELY BOUND IN FULL MOROCCO-GILT
(HENRY VIII) POLLARD, Albert Frederick. Henry VIII. London: Goupil, 1902. Folio (10 by 13 inches), contemporary full crushed crimson morocco gilt, raised bands, marbled endpapers, top edge gilt. Housed in a custom cloth slipcase. $3200.
Limited first edition, number CI of only 250 copies printed on Japanese paper of this authoritative account of the "personal power" of the Throne, illustrated with 32 rich full-page browntone photogravures in double-suite, many after portraits by Holbein (including the vividly hand-colored frontispiece portrait of Henry). A splendid folio volume bound in contemporary full morocco by the renowned French bindery Chambolle-Duru.
Oxford research fellow and historian, A.F. Pollard "was the leading authority on the Tudor period in his generation" (DNB). Here he traces the life and reign of "the King who raised the personal power of English monarchy to a height to which it had never before attained."
A beautifully bound and illustrated folio in fine condition.