'The Historie of the Lamentable Life and Deplorable Deathe of Marie Queene of Scotts', c. 1630.
195x170 mm. Unfoliated, [136 fos]. On fo. [i]r, in Thomas Baker's hand, 'Tho: Baker dedit Coll: Jo: Socius ejectus'. At fo. [ii]v: 'This seems to have been the first Draught of the printed Life, first publish't in Fol: London 1624 under the name of Wil: Stranguage, and afterwards in 8vo an: 1636 under the name of Udall, being the same Book, under different names'. College bookplate (eighteenth century) at fo. [ii]v.
The hands of at least four copyists. Pace Baker, this is not a first draft, but rather a careful copy of Udall's book (STC 24508.7/24509). Paper, damaged and fragile towards the end of the vol. Original limp vellum binding.