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Lot 68: Monarchs engraved portraits.- James II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1633-1701), Exemplification of Common Recovery by Samuel Westerne from Nathaniel Bard, of one messuage, 4 gardens, 200 acres of land, 30 meadows etc., in Milborne Port, Goathill etc., in Dorset, engraved head of James II, remains of green wax seal, 1686; and another, William and Mary exemplification, double engraved heads of William and Mary, lacks seal, 650 x 810mm., 1689, manuscripts in Latin, on vellum, folds, slightly yellowed, v.s., v.d. (2).

Important Books, Western Manuscripts and Works on Paper: Day One

by Forum Auctions

15 November 2016

London, United Kingdom

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  • Monarchs engraved portraits.- James II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1633-1701), Exemplification of Common Recovery by Samuel Westerne from Nathaniel Bard, of one messuage, 4 gardens, 200 acres of land, 30 meadows etc., in Milborne Port, Goathill etc., in Dorset, engraved head of James II, remains of green wax seal, 1686; and another, William and Mary exemplification, double engraved heads of William and Mary, lacks seal, 650 x 810mm., 1689, manuscripts in Latin, on vellum, folds, slightly yellowed, v.s., v.d. (2).
  • Monarchs engraved portraits.- James II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1633-1701), Exemplification of Common Recovery by Samuel Westerne from Nathaniel Bard, of one messuage, 4 gardens, 200 acres of land, 30 meadows etc., in Milborne Port, Goathill etc., in Dorset, engraved head of James II, remains of green wax seal, 1686; and another, William and Mary exemplification, double engraved heads of William and Mary, lacks seal, 650 x 810mm., 1689, manuscripts in Latin, on vellum, folds, slightly yellowed, v.s., v.d. (2).
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Description: Monarchs engraved portraits.- James II (King of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1633-1701) Exemplification of Common Recovery by Samuel Westerne from Nathaniel Bard, of one messuage, 4 gardens, 200 acres of land, 30 meadows etc., in Milborne Port, Goathill, Henstridge Ash, and Bowden in Henstridge, Dorset, engraved head of James II, remains of green wax seal loose, 500 x 730mm., 23rd June 1686 § William III & Mary II (King and Queen of England, Scotland and Ireland, 1650-1702 & 1662-92) Exemplification of Common Recovery by Samuel Dodd from Bernard Whalley, of the manor of Billesley, with one messuage, one dovecote, 6 gardens, 500 acres of land, 100 meadows etc., in Billesley, Atherstone on Stour, Ullenhall, and 'Walls Wotton, Warwickshire, double engraved heads of William and Mary, lacks seal, 650 x 810mm., 19th June 1689, both manuscripts in Latin, in Chancery hand, on vellum, ruled in red, slightly yellowed, folds, v.s., v.d. (2). ⁂ First mentioned the rarest of all recoveries. Examples of James II recoveries with an engraved coats of arms are more common.

Notes: Category: Literature, Manuscripts and History

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