The Kings Maiesties Declaration to His Subjects, Concerning Lawfull Sports to Bee Used

London: Robert Barker, 1633.

Hardcover (rebound in leather). Very Good Condition. Item #044289

Later, probably 19th century, leather in an antique style, worn at the edges and corners. Bound up with added endpapers and the original blanks - the front blank ;lettered A. Notes on the text to the two blanks, old catalog entry pasted to one of the added endpapers. Charles I re-issue his father's proclamation (adding wakes and ales - country drinking festivals - as permissible activities) of the sports and games that were allowed on Sundays. Intended to antagonize the Puritans, it succeeded and was burned by the common hang-man in 1643. The Declaration allowed for dancing, leaping, vaulting, archery (for men), May-games (including May poles) and Whitsun-ales, but expressly forbidding bear baiting and bowling. It was republished the following year in 1634. 17pp. Size: Octavo (8vo). Previous owner's book-plate inside front cover. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: Under 1 kilo. Category: Law & Criminal Studies; Inventory No: 044289.

Price: $1,350.00

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