Henry the Sixth : a reprint of John Blacman's memoir with translation and notes by M.R. James
Cambridge, University Press, 1919
(24 cm), xvi, 60 pp. Publisher’s quarter cloth, printed dust jacket. - Text of “Collectarium mansuetudinum et bonorum morum regis Henrici VI”, a detailed biography of Henry VI presenting the king as a model of lay piety. The text does not survive in manuscript form and M.R. James has reprinted Thomas Hearne’s text (1732) and collated it with an edition printed by Robert Coplande in about 1523. Designed by Bruce Rogers; see A.W. Pollard, “The work of Bruce Rogers, printer” in Transactions of the Bibliographical Society, volume 14 (1919), pp.9-22, no. 250; Frederic Warde, Bruce Rogers: designer of books (Cambridge, MA, 1925), no. 136. ¶ Dust jacket age-stained and very worn (several small losses); internally a fresh, unmarked copy. Compliments slip loosely inserted (Syndics of the Cambridge University Press).