Selected 16th and 17th century English books from the Fox Pointe Manor Library

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Date of the auction: 10.07.2019

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Richard Fawkes imprint.- Hereafter Folowith the boke callyd the Myrroure of...

Richard Fawkes imprint.- Hereafter Folowith the boke callyd the Myrroure of Oure Lady very necessary for all relygyous persones, 3 parts in 1, first edition, almost entirely printed in black letter, lacking blank leaf G4 at end of part 2 otherwise complete, first title with large woodcut and

Lot #: 1

Estimate: £6,000 - £8,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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More (Sir Thomas) The Apologye of Syr Thomas More Knyght, first edition...

More (Sir Thomas) The Apologye of Syr Thomas More Knyght, first edition, printed entirely in black letter, title within pictorial woodcut border, woodcut initial, early ink underlining and marginal annotations, final blank leaf laid down, about a dozen leaves with corners or margins restored, some

Lot #: 2

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Scotland.- Boece (Hector) Heir beginnis the hystory and croniklis of...

Scotland.- Boece (Hector) Heir beginnis the hystory and croniklis of Scotland, translated from Latin into Scots English by John Bellenden, first edition in Scots, mostly black letter and double column, title in red and black with full-page woodcut of royal arms of Scotland, full-page woodcut of the

Lot #: 3

Estimate: £12,000 - £18,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Henry VIII.- Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christen Man (A) Set...

Henry VIII.- A Necessary Doctrine and Erudition for Any Christen Man Set Furthe by the Kynges Maiestie of Englande &c., black letter, title within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials, A1 (title and contents p.) window-mounted, first four ff. with single worm hole to text affecting a few

Lot #: 4

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Melanchthon (Philipp) A Newe Work Concerning both Partes of the Sacrament...

Melanchthon (Philipp) A Newe Work Concerning both Partes of the Sacrament to be Receyved of the Lay Peple, Gothic letter, lacking final blank f., a8 supplied in excellent facsimile, fore-margin closely trimmed, affecting printed side-notes, title a little soiled with lower corner restored, light

Lot #: 5

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Gardiner (Stephen, Bishop of Winchester) A Declaration of suche True...

Gardiner (Stephen, Bishop of Winchester) A Declaration of suche True Articles as George Joye hath gone about to confute as False, black letter, title within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials, title with outer margin cut away, affecting woodcut border, title and 67ff. with crude tape

Lot #: 6

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Gardiner (Stephen, Bishop of Winchester) De Vera Obedientia, 1553.

Gardiner (Stephen, Bishop of Winchester) De Vera Obedientia, An Oration Made in Latine... Touching True Obedience. Printed at Hamburgh... Januario 1536. And Now Translated in to Englishe [?by John Bale, Michael Wood or William Turner], black letter, with initial but lacking final blank, ink notes in

Lot #: 7

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Law.- Littleton (Thomas) Littleton Tenures in Englishe, 1556.

Law.- Littleton (Thomas) Littleton Tenures in Englishe, black letter, title and final ff. soiled, occasional light marginal soiling or damp-staining, defect to K1 margin, not affecting text, ink notes in an early hand throughout, modern antique-style panelled calf, [STC 15766], 8vo, in Fletestrete

Lot #: 8

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Constantius (Felicius) The Conspiracie of Catiline, 2 parts in 1 vol...

Constantius (Felicius) The Conspiracie of Catiline, written by Constantius, Felicius, Durantinus, and translated bi Thomas Paynell: with The Historye of Jugurth, writen by the Famous Romaine Salust, and translated into Englyshe by Alexander Barcklaye, 2 parts in 1 vol., second edition, black letter

Lot #: 9

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Vives (Joannes Ludovicus ) A Very Fruteful and Pleasant Booke called the...

Vives (Joannes Ludovicus ) A Very Fruteful and Pleasant Booke called the Instruction of a Christen Woman, translated by Richard Hyrde, black letter, title within architectural woodcut border, woodcut initials and tail-piece, full-page woodcut on A4 verso, title lightly soiled with short tear to foot

Lot #: 10

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Three Bookes of Duties, 1558.

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Three Bookes of Duties, to Marcus his sonne, turned out of latine into english, by Nicolas Grimalde, mostly double-column in black letter and italics, title within elaborate woodcut border, woodcut initials, neatly repaired tear to A2 running into text with loss to a few

Lot #: 11

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Vergilius (Polydorus) An Abridgemente of the notable worke of Polidore...

Vergilius (Polydorus) An Abridgemente of the notable worke of Polidore Virgile... compendiouslye gathered and newlye perused by Thomas Langley, black letter, title within woodcut ornamental border, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, lacking final blank f., x6 (final text f.) and x7 (woodcut

Lot #: 12

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Bale (John) The First Two Partes of the Actes or Unchaste Examples of the...

Bale (John) The First Two Partes of the Actes or Unchaste Examples of the Englyshe Votaryes, 2 parts in 1 vol., black letter, woodcut initials and tail-pieces, neatly repaired tear to O2 with loss to a few letters of text, R1 corner clipped, last few ff. mounted on stubs, last f. a little frayed and

Lot #: 13

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Sleidanus (Johannes) A Famouse Cronicle of oure time, called Sleidanes...

Sleidanus (Johannes) A Famouse Cronicle of oure time, called Sleidanes Commentaries, concerning the state of Religion and common wealth, during the raigne of the Emperour Charles the fift, first edition in English, black letter, woodcut coat of arms on title, woodcut initials, lacking blanks A6 and

Lot #: 14

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Those Fyve Questions, which Marke Tullye Cicero...

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Those Fyve Questions, which Marke Tullye Cicero, Disputed in his Manor of Tusculanum... Englished, by John Dolman, black letter, woodcut initials, with 2 final errata ff., title a little soiled, final f. with small portion of restoration, not affecting text, some minor

Lot #: 15

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Chaucer (Geoffrey) [The Woorkes], fifth collected edition, 1561.

Chaucer (Geoffrey) [The Woorkes], fifth collected edition, black letter, double column, 2 divisional titles within decorative woodcut borders, woodcut illustration for The Knight's Tale, woodcut initials, lacking 4 preliminary ff. (general title, dedication, table and verses), minor worming to first

Lot #: 16

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Froissart (Jean) Here begynnith the Firste Volum [the Thirde and Fourthe...

Froissart (Jean) Here begynnith the Firste Volum [the Thirde and Fourthe Boke] ... of the Cronycles of Englande, Fraunce, Spayne and Other Places Adioynynge, translated by John Bourchier, Lord Berners, 2 vol., black letter, double column, woodcut initials, vol. 1 A1-2, A5, B2-3, Q5 and 3O4 supplied

Lot #: 17

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Becon (Thomas) [The Worckes... which he hath hytherto made and published...

Becon (Thomas) [The Worckes... which he hath hytherto made and published... divided into three tomes...], first edition, black letter, ff. 4H2 - 5X2 only ("The Monstruous Marchandise of the Romish Bishops" and "The Reliques of Rome"), divisional titles within woodcut architectural borders, woodcut

Lot #: 18

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Jewel (John) A Defence of the Apologie of the Churche of Englande, 1567.

Jewel (John, Bishop of Salisbury) A Defence of the Apologie of the Churche of Englande, conteininge an answeare to a certaine booke lately set foorth by M. Hardinge, and entituled, A Confutation of &c., partly black letter, title with large woodcut printer's device, woodcut decorative initials

Lot #: 19

Estimate: £800 - £1,200

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Thomas (William) Principal rules of the Italian grammer, with a dictionarie...

Thomas (William) Principal rules of the Italian grammer, with a dictionarie for the better vnderstandynge of Boccace, Pethrarcha, and Dante, third edition, title within woodcut architectural border, woodcut initials, worm hole to last 3ff., but a remarkably clean and excellent copy otherwise, 19th

Lot #: 20

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Spanish Inquisition.- Gonzalez de Montes (Raimundo) A Discovery and playne...

Spanish Inquisition.- Gonzalez de Montes (Raimundo, pseudonym) A Discovery and playne Declaration of sundry subtill practices of the Holy Inquisition of Spayne, translated by Vincent Skinner, first edition in English, black letter, title within typographical woodcut border, woodcut initials

Lot #: 21

Estimate: £4,000 - £6,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Guevara (Antonio de) The Dial of Princes..., second edition in English, 1568.

Guevara (Antonio de) The Dial of Princes... with an amplification also of a fourth booke . . . entituled the favoured courtier never heretofore imprinted in our vulgar tongue, second edition in English, black letter, title within elaborate woodcut border, woodcut initials, with blank 2E4, title

Lot #: 22

Estimate: £3,000 - £4,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Grafton (Richard) A Chronicle at Large, 1569.

Grafton (Richard) A Chronicle at Large and meere History of the affayres of Englande and Kinges of the same, 2 vol. in 1, black letter, titles within decorative woodcut borders, vol. 1 first 6 ff. and vol. 2 last 6ff. supplied from a 19th century edition, vol. 1 table misbound at start, headlines

Lot #: 23

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Ascham (Roger) A Report and Discourse... of the affaires and state of...

Ascham (Roger) A Report and Discourse... of the affaires and state of Germany and the Emperour Charles his court, duryng certaine yeares while the sayd Roger was there, black letter, title within woodcut typographical border, woodcut initials and decorations, endpapers spotted, 19th-century red

Lot #: 24

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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[Boaistuau (Pierre)], "Chelidonius Tigurinus". A most excellent Hystorie...

[Boaistuau (Pierre)], "Chelidonius Tigurinus". A most excellent Hystorie, Of the Institution and firste beginning of Christian Princes, and the Originall of Kingdomes: Whereunto is annexed a treatise of Peace and Warre, and another of the dignitie of Mariage, first edition, black letter, title

Lot #: 25

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Popery.- Carlile (Christopher) A Discourse. Wherein is plainly proved by...

Popery.- [Carlile (Christopher)] A Discourse. Wherein is plainly proved by the order of time and place, that Peter was never at Rome. Furthermore that neither Peter nor the Pope is the head of Christes Church, mostly black letter, title within elaborate woodcut border, woodcut initials, lacking

Lot #: 26

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Bossewell (John) Workes of Armorie, devyded into three books, entitled, the...

Bossewell (John) Workes of Armorie, devyded into three books, entitled, the Concordes of Armorie, the Armorie of Honor, and of Coates and Creastes, 3 parts in 1 vol., first edition, partly black letter, title within woodcut typographical border, numerous woodcut armorial shields, crests, initials

Lot #: 27

Estimate: £1,500 - £2,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Fortescue (Sir John) A learned commendation of the politique laws of...

Fortescue (Sir John) A Learned Commendation on the Politique Lawes of England: Wherein by most pitthy reasons and evident demonstrations they are plainelye proved farre to excell aswell the Civile lawes of the Empiere ..., newly translated into Englishe by Robert Mulcaster, mostly double-column in

Lot #: 28

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Marcus Tullius Ciceroes three bookes of dueties to...

Cicero (Marcus Tullius) Marcus Tullius Ciceroes three bookes of dueties to Marcus his sonne, turned out of Latine into Englishe, by Nicholas Grimalde, partly in black letter, title within elaborate woodcut border, occasional light damp-staining, H7 corner neatly repaired with old wax, neatly

Lot #: 29

Estimate: £1,000 - £1,500

Date: 10 Jul 2019

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Osorio da Fonseca (Jeronimo) The Five Bookes... Contayning a Discourse of...

Osorio da Fonseca (Jeronimo) The Five Bookes... Contayning a Discourse of Civill, and Christian Nobilitie, translated by William Blandie, mostly black letter, title within elaborate decorative woodcut border, woodcut initials, with initial blank, title, A3 and A4 with corners neatly restored, not

Lot #: 30

Estimate: £2,000 - £3,000

Date: 10 Jul 2019