English Printing Practices in 1598 and 1599
The corrected “e” in “Teucer” and square of fleurons indicate that this book is a false imprint.
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.
Curiously, a previous reader wrote his or her notes upside down at the back of the book!
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!
A fine example of a full leather binding sewn on raised cords. The different hands allow us to identify at least two unique readers.