English Printing Practices in 1598 and 1599

The first part of the life and raigne of King Henrie the IIII. : Extending to the end of the first yeare of his raigne. / Written by I.H.

The first part of the life and raigne of King Henrie the IIII

The corrected “e” in “Teucer” and square of fleurons indicate that this book is a false imprint.

A dictionarie in Spanish and English / first published into the English tongue by Ric. Perciuale, gent., now enlarged and amplified ... all done by John Minsheu, professor of languages in London, hereunto for the further profite and pleasure of the learner ... is annexed an ample English dictionarie, alphabetically set downe with the Spanish words thereunto adioyned ... <br />
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 A Spanish grammar ...<br />
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Pleasant and delightfvll dialogves in Spanish and English : profitable to the learner, and not vnpleasant to any other reader

A Dictionarie in Spanish and English / A Spanish Grammar / Pleasant and Delightfull Dialogues

Minsheu’s Dictionary contains three volumes. Two were often issued together, but not all three. A previous owner would have had these works specially bound together.

The theorike and practike of moderne warres, discoursed in dialogue wise ... : Comprehended in sixe bookes.

The theorike and practike of moderne warres, discoursed in dialogue wise

Curiously, a previous reader wrote his or her notes upside down at the back of the book!

 Diana of George of Montemayor / translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong, of the Middle Temple gentleman.

Diana of George of Montemayor

This volume has vellum guards on the flyleaves—a feature I have not come across in other bindings. The multiple signatures from female readers is another exciting find!

The svmme of the conference betweene Iohn Rainoldes and Iohn Hart : tovching the head and the faith of the Chvrch ... / Penned by Iohn Rainoldes, according to the notes set downe in writing by them both: perused by Iohn Hart ... Whereunto is annexed a treatise intitled, Six conclvsions tovching the Holy Scriptvre and the Chvrch, written by Iohn Rainoldes. With a defence of such things as Thomas Stapleton and Gregorie Martin have carped at therein ...

The svmme of the conference betweene Iohn Rainoldes and Iohn Hart : tovching the head and the faith of the Chvrch

A fine example of a full leather binding sewn on raised cords. The different hands allow us to identify at least two unique readers.

English Printing Practices in 1598 and 1599