Chillester, James (DNB00)

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CHILLESTER, JAMES (fl. 1571), translator, published ‘A Most Excellent Hystorie, of the Institution . . . of Christian Princes, and the Originall of Kingdomes: Whereunto is annexed a treatise of Peace and Warre, and another of the Dignitie of Mariage ... First written in Latin by Chilidonius Tigurinus, after translated into French by Peter Bonaisteau of Naunts in Brittaine, and now englished by Iames Chillester, Londoner. . . . London, H. Bynneman, dwelling in Knightrider streat, at the signe of the Mermayd,’ 1571, 4to, black letter. On the back of the title-page are the arms of the queen, to whom the book is dedicated, and four lines of poetry.

[Chillester's A Most Excellent Hystorie, in the British Museum; Ames's Typogr. Antiq. (Herbert), 971.]

W. H.