Inscriptions of Edward VI and John Foxe

This copy of Erasmus's work on the education of princes, Institutio principis Christiani (1529), bears several overlapping marks of provenance, all of which point to a connection with Tudor monarchs. It appears to have been Edward VI's personal copy and there are notes in his hand, in Latin and Greek. However at some point it seems to have come to his half-sister, Elizabeth I, as it bears a Greek inscription to her in the hand of the martyrologist John Foxe, and bears an ornate binding incoporating her arms.

Gift of Thomas Baker.