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#212 - King James I

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King James seeks to preserve "Our forest of Galtres"
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King of England and Ireland (1566-1625) under whom the 'Golden Age' of Elizabethan literature and drama continued. Manuscript DS in Early Modern English, signed “James R.,” one page, 7.75 x 11.75, April 17, 1624. Official letter issued to "Henry Lord Viscount Dunbar, Deputy Justice in Eyre to Our forest of Galtres," giving orders for measures to preserve the forest from the unauthorized cutting down of trees. In part: "Our said forrest is become so thin of woods and verte; there there is scarce lefte in most places of the said forrest soe much cover as will shelter a deere from a dogg, for that we fine our woode spoyled, our deere in great danger to bee utterly destroyed, or at least vanished into places of better refuge…it may appeare that wee are sensible of their misdemeanors and indignities as aforesaid, and do intend to proceed therefore wth all severity against those wch shall presume to infringe our comandes especially being our officers." Signed in the upper portion by the king. In very good to fine condition, with light toning and soiling. Accompanied by a full transcription, a copy of a European export license, the original Maggs Bros. folder, and a letter of provenance from the previous owner.

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