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Liber chronicarum

Hand-coloured by Johann Kruyshaar c. 1521, his and other early marginal notes (some shaved) intermittently throughout, including his catalogue of the Abbots of his monastery at the end.
Binding late 18th-century German 1/4 diced Russia, green…

Regii sanguinis clamor ad coelum adversus parricidas anglicanos.

Bound in contemporary vellum.
Bound with: [Saumaise, Claude] Defensio regia 1652; Joannis Miltoni Angli Pro populo anglicano 1652; Pro rege et populo Anglicano apologia 1652; Joannis Philippi angli responsio 1652; Joannis Miltoni angli Defensio…

The history of the royal family, or, A succint account of the marriages and issue of all the kings and queens of England, from the conquest

Dedication signed: Tho. Walker.
With an advertisement leaf following the preface and an index.
Some copies have a leaf signed E3 extra to the register inserted after pp. 53-54, repeating the page numbers; catchwords are correct for this leaf.

Pacata Hibernia

Dedication signed: Tho: Stafford.
Sometimes attributed to George Carew, Earl of Totnes.
Engraved frontispiece portrait of George Carew, Earl of Totnes, is signed "Voerst fec:"
With an additional title page, engraved, with portrait of Queen…

Les mémoires de mess. Martin Du Bellay Seigneur de Langey

Title vignette (printer's mark).
Colophon: Acheué d'imprimer le vingtneufiesme iour de Octobre, l'an mil cinq cens quatre vingts sept : par Pierre Le Voirrier, imprimeur du Roy és mathematiques.

Rerum Anglicarum scriptores post Bedam praecipui

Signatures: A-4F⁶ 4G⁸, a-g⁶ h⁴.
Roman with some Italic and Gothic type. Historiated, bestiary and floriated initials. Head- and tail-pieces. Marginal notes. Publisher's device on t.p. and on final leaf.
Separate t.p. for each part.

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

"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,…

Remaines concerning Britaine

Signatures: A-3H?.
Frontispiece is portrait of the author. Armorial bookplate: The Earl of Ilchester.

Ordonnancie ende instructie naer de welcke voort-aen hen moeten reguleren die ghesworen wisselaers ofte collecteurs vande goude ende silvere penningen

Also issued by Verdussen in the same year in French.
T.p. woodcut of arms of Philip IV, King of Spain. Text gives proper weight of coins illustrated.
Signatures: A⁸ B⁴ C-Q⁸ R².
Slip with additional coin and printed legend mounted on G1r;…

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

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.

Title page (title within…

A collection of emblemes, ancient and moderne

In verse.
Printer's name from STC.
The emblems are printed from plates originally engraved by Crispijn van de Passe the elder for "Nucleus emblematorum" by Gabriel Rollenhagen (STC).
With an additional title page, engraved, "Emblemes.…

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…

Survey of royal revenue, 1552

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Foliated in pencil; manuscript occupies leaves [6r] through [53r].
Incipit: The certificate of Thomas Lord Darcy of Chiche ...
Dates conjectured by booksellers based on watermark evidence.
Manuscript fair copy of the Royal Revenue Survey,…