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Title:       A Declaration of His Maiesties Royall pleasure, in what sort He
             thinketh fit to enlarge, Or reserue Himselfe in matter of Bountie
             [The "Book of Bounty"]. S.T.C. 9223.2 [the 'Cure' variant]. Quarto
Publisher:   Imprinted . . . by Robert Barker, Printer to the King [etc.],
             London, 1610.
Description: First edition of James's famed 'Book of Bounty', anticipating the
             seminal Statute of Monopolies of 1624 and its "foundation of the
             patent law of the present day", preserving the rights of inventors
             but otherwise greatly restricting Royal prerogative
Condition:   Modern 1/4 calf over marbled boards, gilt lettered, light
             browning, else very clean and crisp, with the first blank
             signature "A"; the Taussig copy
Book No.:     W-79708                Price: $     650.00
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