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LARGE PAPER COPY.
In English Heroical Verse by St John Harington, of Bathe,
Engraved title, with medallion portraits, and full-page
LARGE PAPER Copy. Folio. Calf.
use of metre, especially
SEVEN PLANETS GOVERNING Italie, or His Satyrs in
Newly Corrected and Augmented, with many excellent and
excellent Elegies, written by the same Lodovico Ariosto, the
Small 4to. Red morocco, g.e.
London, Printed by William Stansby for Roger Jackson,
FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM CECIL, LORD BURLEIGH.
4to. Frankfort, 1584.
FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE CELEBRATED William CECIL,
Bound in contemporary calf, with Lord Burleigh's Arms
POLITIQUES, or DISCOURSES OF GOVERNMENT. Trans-
Translated out of French into English (by I. D.).
ARISTOTLE is a work which Shakespeare is known to have consulted, as he
POLITIQUES, or Discourses of Government. Translated out of Greek into French. Translated out of French into English (by I. D.).
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.
London, Printed by Adam Islip, 1598.
FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH.
Th last copy which we can trace as being sold by auction realized 850 dollars
50 ARMIN (Robert). THE VALIANT. WELSHMAN, or the True
Chronicle History of the Life and Valiant Deeds of Caradoc the Great King of Cambria now called Wales. As it hath been sundry times acted by the Prince of Wales his Servants.
Woodcut frontispiece. Small 4to. Bound by Riviere in full polished calf gilt, g. e. London, 1663.
£31 ios The Frontispiece appears for the First time in this the Second Edition.
THE FIRST APPEARANCE IN PRINT OF “THE NUT-BROWN MAID." 51 ARNOLD (Richard). [CHRONICLE.] In this Booke is con
teyned the Names of ye Baylifs, Custos, Mairs, and Sherefs of the Cite of Londo, from the Tyme of Kinge Richard the Furst; and also th’ Artycles of the Chartur and Libarties of the same Cyte; and of the Chartur and Liberties off England, wyth odur dyvers mats good and necessary for
Citeze to understond and knowe.
BLACK LETTER. Double columns. FIRST EDITION.
£25 Wants the three preliminary leaves and A8 and Bl.
This interesting and rare work has been called “The Customes of London”. the other, and more common title, “ Arnold's Chronicle,” was first bestowed on it by Thomas Heare, and afterwards generally adopted. It is an extraordinary medley of information, consisting of a list of the Mayors and other officers; of charters, municipal regulations, assizes of bread, legal and mercantile forms of documents, family and other receipts, with some historical matters; the whole being adapted to the particular and more immediate use of the citizens of London. Its most interesting feature is its introduction of the “ Ballade of ye Nottebrowne Mayde,'' which occurs, without explanation, between an account of the tolls payable by English merchants sending merchandise to Antwerp, and a statement of the differences between English and Flemish currencies. No earlier version of the ballad is known, and according to Capel, Warton, Douce, and Collier, it is probable that it had been composed only a few years before Arnold transcribed and printed it. Its authorship is unknown; but Douce assumes, on very just grounds, that it was translated from an old German ballad by some Englishmen whom Arnold met at Antwerp.
With the “ sancti albani” stamp on last page.
THE NUT-BROWN Mad."
names of the baylyfs, Custose, Mayers and Sherefs of ye Cyte of london from the tyme of kynge Richard the fyrst and also the artycles of
ye Chartour and lybartyes of the same Cyte. And of the chartour and lybartyes of England with other dyvers maters good
every cytezen to understand and knowe.
ARNOLD (Richard): [CHRONICLE]—continued.
BLACK LETTER. Double columns. Small folio. Full brown morocco, tooled in blind and gilt, g. e. by Ramage. [Southwark, P. Treveris, 1521.]
£36 This, the second edition of “ Arnold's Chronicle," continues the list of Sheriffs, etc., down to 12 Henry VIII. (1521), while the first edition only goes as far as 18 Henry VII. Apparently it is executed with English types and there is little doubt that it came from the press of Peter Treveris, the first printer to set up a press in Southwark. It also includes the ballad of “ The Nut-brown Maid,” altered materially from that appearing in the first edition of 1503.
The last leaf facsimiled from the first edition.
52 ASCHAM (Roger). THE SCHOLEMASTER; or plaine and perfite way of teaching children, to understand, write, and speake, the
London, Printed by John Daye, 1571.
A REPORT AND Discourse, written by Roger Ascham, of the affaires and state of Germany and the Emperour Charles, his court, duryng certaine yeares while the sayd Roger was there.
Toxophilus, The Schoole, or partitions of Shooting contayned in two bookes, Written by Roger Ascham And now newly perused. Pleasaunt for all Gentlemen and Yomen of England for their pastime to reade, and profitable for their use to follow both in Warre and
Cited by Douce in his “ Illustrations” of King Lear, and by Wright in his editions of As You Like It” and “King Lear." Consult, too, Drake's " Shakespeare and his Times," Vol. II., p. 181. A portion is reprinted in Capell's “ School of Shakespeare.” Capell's “Catalogue of Shakespeariana,” No. 15.