Willyam Tyndale vnto the Christen Reader. A prologe vpon the Epistle of Saynct Paul to the Romaynes. [n. p., 1535?


Fragment of New Testament.

Lettering on case: Tyndale's Prologe.

Udall, John. A commentarie upon the Lamentations of Ieremie. [By John Udall.] London: Imprinted by T. C. for Thomas Man, 1608. 4°.

Udall, W. The historie of the life and death of Mary Stuart, queene of Scotland. London: Printed by Iohn Haviland, and are to be sold by William Sheares, 1636. 12°.

Underhill, John. Newes from America; or A new and experimentall discoverie of New England; containing a trve relation of their war-like proceedings these two yeares last past... London: Printed by J. D. for P. Cole, 1638. 4°.

Usher, James, archbishop of Armagh. An answer to a challenge made by a Iesuite in Ireland. Wherein, the ivdgement of antiquity in the points questioned is truly delivered, and the noveltie of the now Romish doctrine plainely discovered. The third edition, corrected and enlarged by the author. London: R. Young, 1631. 4°.

A briefe declaration of the vniversalitie of the Chvrch of Christ, and the Vnitie of the Catholike Faith professed therein. London: Printed by Robert Young for Thomas Downes and Ephraim Dawson (1624). 4°.

A discourse of the religion anciently professed by the Irish and Brittish. London: Printed by R. Y. for the partners of the Irish stocke, 1631. 4°.

Immanuel, or the mystery of the incarnation of the son of God... London: Printed by J. H. for John Parker, 1638. 4°. The svbstance of that which was delivered in a sermon before the Commons House of Parliament...18. of February, 1620. London: Imprinted by Felix Kyngston, for Iohn Bartlet, 1621. 4°.

Varamundus, Ernestus, pseud. See Hotman, François.

Vaughan, Edward. Ten Introductions: How to read, and in reading, how to understand; and in vnderstanding, how to beare in mind all the bookes, chapters, and verses, contained in the holie Bible... London: A. Islip, 1594. 8°.

Veer, Gerrit de. The True and perfect Description of three Voyages...performed three yeares, one after the other, by the Ships of Holland and Zeland, on the North sides of Norway, Muscouia, and Tartaria, towards the Kingdomes of Cathaia & China [Dedication signed: William Phillip., London: Imprinted for T. Pauier, 1609. 4°.

Vaughan, Sir William. The golden fleece diuided into three parts, under which are discouered the errours of religion...and lastly the wayes to get wealth, and to restore trading... London: printed for F. Williams, 1626. 4°.

Venner, Tobias. Via recta ad vitam longam... London: Printed by R. Bishop, for Henry Hood, 1637. 4°.

Vermigli, Pietro Martire. The Common Places of... Peter Martyr, diuided into foure principall parts: with a large addition of manie theological and necessarie discourses, some never extant before. Translated and partlie gathered by A. Marten... [An oration wherein is set foorth the life and death of... P. Martyr J. Simlerus. London: Imprinted at the costs and charges of Henrie Denham, Thomas Chard, VVilliam Broome, and Andrew Maunsell, 1583. 6 parts. fo.

Library has only parts 4-6.

Verstegan, Richard. See Rowlands, alias Verstegan, Richard.

La Vievx Natura breuium, dernierment corrigee et amend', cy nouelment imprimee. Londini: In ædibus Richardi Tottelli, 1584. 8°.

Vincent, Augustine. A discoverie of errovrs in the first Edition of the Catalogve of nobility, Pvblished by Raphe (sic!) Brooke, 1619. And Printed heerewith word for word, according to that Edition. With a Continuance of the Successions, from 1619. vntill this present yeare, 1622. At the end whereof, is annexed A review of a later Edition, by him stolne into the world. 1621. By Avgvstine Vincent. London: Printed by William Iaggard, 1622. fo.

Vincent, Philip. A true relation of the late battell fought in New England, between the English and the salvages: with the present state of things there. London: Printed by M. P. for N. Butter & J. Bellamie, 1637. 4°.

London: Printed by M. P. for N. Butter and J. Bellamie, 1638. 4°. London: Printed by Th. Harper, for N. Butter, & J. Bellamie, 1638. 4°.

Vincent de Beauvais. The Mirrour of the World. Translated by W. Caxton from the French prose version of Vincent de Beauvais's edition of Speculum vel Imago Mundi. Second edition.j [Westminster: William, Caxton [1490?1. f°.

Virgil. The xiii. Bookes of Eneidos. The first twelve beeinge the woorke of... Virgil Maro, and the thirteenth the supplement of M. Vegius. Translated into English verse to the fyrst third part of the Tenth booke, by Thomas Phaer; and the

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Vives, Joannes Ludovicus. A very fruteful and pleasant booke called the Instruction of a christen woman, made firste in latyne, by... Lewes Viues, and tourned out of latyne into Englishe by Rycharde Hyrde. Londini: Henry Wykes, 1557. 4°.

W., E. See Winslow, Edward.
W., E. See Wright, Edward.
W., G. See Wither, George.

W., T. See Walkley, Thomas.
W., W. See Watson, William.

Wadsworth, James. The English Spanish pilgrime; or, A Nevv Discoverie of Spanish popery, and Iesvitical stratagems. V Vith the estate of the English Pentioners and Fugitiues vnder the King of Spaines Dominions... London: Printed by T. C. for Michael Sparke, 1630. 4°.

Wake, Sir Isaac. Rex Platonicvs: Sive, De potentissimi principis Iacobi Britanniarvm Regis, ad illustrissimam Academiam Oxoniensem, adventu, Aug. 27...1605... Oxoniæ: Iosephus Barnesius, 1607. 4°.

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Chief of the Division of Science and Technology


Chief Reference Librarian


F ALL the craftsmen that work on the printed book, the ink maker has received least comment and least commendation. Hundreds of volumes have been written in praise of books, and almost as many have been given to appreciation of the design of the type, to singing the praises of good paper, and to discussing the ingenuity and skill of the makers of presses. But you will be hard put to it to name off-hand a single person who has sung the praises of ink, plain, every-day printer's ink.

Books can be made without types or presses. Indeed, they have been made with them less time than without. Four centuries and a half mark the use of types for book production, and many times that number of centuries looked down on the toil of scribes who lived before Gutenberg and Koster. Books have been made without paper. Witness the thousands of parchment and vellum volumes, and the hundreds of works turned out this very day in the Orient on palm leaves and similar substances. But to find a time when books could be made without ink you have to go back to the dawn of what we call civilization and pick up the clay tablets of Assyria and Babylonia.

Why this apparent neglect of ink in the anthology of books?

It is scarcely fair to say it is another case of Fothergill Finch and his sonnets to a garbage pail. There is, to be sure, little of the delight to be found in looking at black ink, as such, that one can get in studying the shapes and fancies designers have used for their various fonts and faces of letters. Presses have been drawn on for decoration, certainly the old hand presses; and quite possibly even a modern newspaper web press may have been conventionalized and worked into the decorative features of book or poster. But certainly no one has yet succeeded in using ink as anything more than a handmaiden, useful and faithful and commendable in every way, but without the graces of her sisters.

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