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  • Collection: 16th Century

A chronicle at large and meere history of the affayres of Englande and kinges of the same,

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"To the gentle reader" signed: Richard Grafton.
At foot of title: Cum priuilegio.
Imprint from colophon except for publication date. Month date from colophon.
"This seconde volume, beginning at Wlliam the Conquerour" has separate pagination,…

Ecclesiae militantis triumphi, siue, Deo amabilium martyrum gloriosa pro Christi fide certamina

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Previously issued 1583; cf. BM STC Italian, 1465-1600, p. 185. "The second state of [the t.p.], with the 'III' in the date changed to 'V, ' privilege note added and Grassi's imprint added at the foot"--Mortimer.

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The history of Herodian, a Greeke authour : treating of the Romayne emperors after Marcus

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Place of publication from colophon; printer's name, "VVilliam Coplande", also appears in the lower sill of the title-page border. Nevertheless, the Pforzheimer catalogue suspects a false imprint.
Publication date conjectured by STC.
Running title…

Virorum doctorum de disciplinis benemerentium effigies XLIIII

Title Page
Engraved title page. The verses under each portrait are by Arias Montano. Signatures: A-E? F?. Bound with: [Collection of portrait prints, 16th century] -- Nine worthies / Nicolaes de Bruyn. Amsterdam: Assuerus van Londerseel, 1594 -- Diversarum…

[The Nine Worthies : ornament designs with portraits of kings and heroes.]

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Title and publication information from British Museum Collection online. Plates signed: "Nicola de Bruin fecit, Assuwerus van Londerseel excudit, 1594", or variation thereof. Roundels including portraits surrounded by decorative elements. Bound with:…

Diversarum gentium armatura equestris

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Originally published: Cologne, 1575 (52 plates). Bound with: [Collection of portrait prints, 16th century] -- Virorum doctorum de disciplinis benemerentium effigies XLIIII / Philippe Galle. Antwerp, 1572 -- Nine worthies / Nicolaes de Bruyn.…

[Collection of portrait prints, 16th century]

Portrait of La Royne Elizabeth
Bound with: Virorum doctorum de disciplinis benemerentium effigies XLIIII / Philippe Galle. Antwerp, 1572 -- Nine worthies / Nicolaes de Bruyn. Amsterdam: Assuerus van Londerseel, 1594 -- Diversarum gentium armatura equestris / Abraham de Bruyn.…

Saint Albans chronicle

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Known as "The Saint Albans chronicle"; not the same compilation as the "Chronicles of England" first printed by Caxton (STC 9991-4).
Title and imprint from colophon, leaf 2b7r.
The first leaf has a large cut of the royal arms. The motto "Hec rosa…

Speculum Britanniae.

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The title page is engraved and signed "Pieter Vanden Keere scalp: [sic] 1593." Variant 1: title page unsigned. Identification of printer from STC. With Elizabeth I's arms on (A)2v. Variant 2: this page blank. With an Anglo-Saxon alphabet on (A)4v.…

Historia Maioris Britanniae, tam Angli[a]e q[uam] Scoti[a]e,

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Place of publication from Adams. Date from colophon: Ex officina Ascensiana ad idus Aprilis. MDXXI. Printer's mark on t.p. bears date 1520. Author's preface dedicated to King James V of Scotland; arms of Scotland on verso of t.p. Signatures: A? a-p?…