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Oriental Tales.
Periodical Literature.

Spelling Books.

Platonic Literature.
Political Economy.
Projects and Monopolies.
Reports (Legal).
Revolution of 1688.
Roman Catholic books.

Margaret of Navarre.
Reynard the Fox.

Seven Champions, &c.
Saints' and Martyrs' Lives.
Secret History.

Socinians, &c.

Songs and Garlands,
Social Science.
Spanish Armada,
Sports and Amusements.

Star Chamber.
Stationers' Register.
Steam Power.
Surveying and Mensuration.

Articles of Religion.
Church Discipline.

Hours of the Virgin.
Martin Marprelate.
Prayers and Prayer Book.
Reformers' Lives and Works.

Trades and Callings.
Turkish History.
Voyages and Travels.
Women, Love, and Marriage.

The observations which I have here taken occasion to make have a common bearing on the Bibliographical Collections and Notes of 1876 and on the present volume, in which the same principle and aim have ruled me. The two books comprehend about 16,000 separate entries, gathered together at intervals from a great variety of sources, and often under difficult circumstances, but, I hope, in all cases with fidelity and success; and if to these we add 5000 for the portion of the Handbook of 1867, catalogued on the same plan, and therefore presumably of permanent worth, we arrive at a total of 21,000 orthodox titles. These will strike any person of experience as rather big figures. No volumes,


indeed, in our own language, or probably in any other, afford an equal body of information on what in any country should be considered a subject of national dignity and concernment.

The Notes will be found tolerably plentiful. They are, as a rule, relevant merely to the subject-matter of the particular work to which they are appended, but occasionally they illustrate the life of the author, or refer to some interesting point connected with another book by him. They have not been drawn up without very considerable trouble, and they ought, perhaps, to assist in dispelling the common illusion that a bibliographer is very little more than a mechanical transcriber. How few things, on the contrary, he ought not to know, if his functions are to be satisfactorily performed !

In conclusion, I shall do myself the pleasure to thank those who have most materially helped me: Mr. Henry Pyne, Mr. Furnivall, Mr. Richard Garnett of the British Museum, Mr. Aldis Wright, Mr. Christie-Miller, Mr. Alfred Wallis of Derby, Mr. Frederick Locker, my Publisher who invariably lets me see any book which he has bought, and the eminent auctioneers Messrs. Sotheby, Wilkinson, and Hodge, whose liberality and kindness this is not my first opportunity of commemorating

W. C. H.

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Country, to a Citizen of London. London
An Elegy on Her Grace Elizabeth Duchess Printed in the year, 1660. 4o.
of Ormond, who died July the 21st, 1684. This letter from J. A. to his cousin is
By E. A. M.A. of Trin. Coll. Dubl. In dated from Yorkshire, April 22, 1660.
the Savoy, Printed by Tho. Newcomb. A., M.
1684. Folio, 4 leaves.

Poems, Upon Several Occasions. By M.

A. G.,

A. Together with some Choice Letters

Pallas Armata. The Gentlemans Ar by the same Author. Licens'd June 12:

morie ; wherein the right and genuine 1668. London, Printed by S. G. 1668.
use of the Rapier and of the Sword, as 8o. A, 4 leaves : B-K in eights, last
well against the right handed as the left leaf blank. Dedicated to John, Earl of
handed man is displayed : And now set Bridgewater.
forth and first published for the commnon

Some of these pieces are in the Derby.

shire dialect.

[sic] good by the Author. [Quot. from

Valerius Maximus.] Printed at London A. R., Cantabrigiensis.

by J. D. for John Williams . . . 1639. An Elegie upon the Deaths of the Earle

80. *, 8 leaves : A-G in eights. With of Southampton and the lord Wriottesly.

woodcuts. Grenv. Coll.

Licensed to Henry Seile, 22 Dec. 1624.

A. J.

A. T.

The Good Womans Champion : Or, A Some Reflections upon a late Pamphlet,

defence for the weaker Vessell, being fit in a Letter to J. H. Printed for Joseph

for Widdowes, Wives, Maidens, or others, Hindmarsh. 1681. A folio leaf sub-

to read or heare. Wherein is vindicated scribed T. A.

the bitter reproaches, and scandalous

A. W.

writings of some fantastick men, against

The Present State of the United Provinces
poore, harmlesse Women, and 'Maides.

of the Low-Countries; as to the Govern-
With a carefull Wives good Counsell to a

ment, Laws, Forces, Riches, Manners,
carelesse bad Husband. By J. A. Printed

Customes, Revenue, and Territory, of the
at London for Francis Grove, and are to be

Dutch. In Three Books. Collected by
sold at his Shop neare the Sarazens Head

W. A. Fellow of the Royal Society.
on Snow Hill. [Circa 1640.] 80,8 leaves.

London, Printed for John Starkey, ...
In prose and verse. Br. Museum (the
Wolfreston copy).

1669. 12°, A-T in twelves.

A. B. C.

A., J.

An a b c for children in englesshe with
Á Funerall Elegie on the unfortunate

syllab[1]es. Licensed to John Waley in

death of that worthy Major Edward Grey,


July 26, 1644. Printed at London for I.

W. in the old Baylie, 1644. A sheet,

The aged mans a b c. A ballad. Licensed

with anagrams. Ouvry Cat. No. 149. to John Waley and the widow Toy in


A. J.,

A Vindication of the Roman Catholicks

The A B C. Printed by John Tysdale

of the English Nation, from Some Asper-

without licence in 1558-9.

sions lately cast upon them, in a Letter a[n] a b c in laten. Licensed to John

from a Protestant Gentleman in the ! Tysdale in 1558-9.



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The A B C in englesshe. Licensed to the true reformed Church of God in Scot-
Richard Lant in 1558-9.

land, at Edinburgh, in the Gray-frier

An A bc for children. Licensed to Thomas Church, the 24 of August, 1638. [Quota-

Purfoot in 1561-2.

tions.] Printed at Edinburgh, ... 1638.

A ballett intituled an a b c with a prayer.

4°, A-F in fours.

Licensed to J. Allde in 1564–5.


A ballett intituled how Abraham offered

A godly A. B. C. Licensed to Edward

Isacke. Licensed to J. Allde in 1568.

White, 19 Aug. 1579.

The battaile of A. B. C. A ballad. Li-

A newe ballad of Abraham and Sara.

censed to E. White, 1 Aug. 1586.

Licensed to H. Carre, 15 Aug. 1586.

The horne A. B. C. Licensed to John


Wolf, 6 Nov. 1587.

Absalom Senior : Or, Achitophel Trans-

The ABC for children conteyninge two

posed. A Poem. Revis'd, with Addi-

tions, ... London: Printed for S. E.
sheetes of paper / newly Devised with

and sold by Langley Curtis. . . . 1680.

syllables with the lordes praier our belief

4', A-F 2 in fours.

and the Ten commandementes. Licensed

to R. Jones, 3 May, 1591, but subsequently

Absalom Senior : Or, Achitophel Trans-


pos’d. A Poem. Revis’d, with Addi-

The A BC: with the Catechism : ..

tions. London: . . . 1682. 4°, A-F 2

in fours.

Imprinted at London for the Company of

Stationers. 1668. 8o. Bagford Papers ACACIUS, Baro de Doua.

(orig. title)

Parallelismus nov-antiqui erroris Pela-


giarminiani. [Quot. from Matth. 7, 16.]

Londini, Impensis Roberti Mylbovrne.
Libretto Di Abacho per far imparare gli

1626. 40, AB in fours, or 8 leaves.
figlioli, gli principij Dell' Arithmetica.
Licensed to John Wolfe, to be printed in

A Parallel : Of New-Old Pelagiarminian
English and Italian, 27 Aug. 1590.

Error. Do men gather grapes of thornes

or figs of thistles ? Matth. 7. 16. Lon-


don, Printed for Robert Milbourne. 1626.

A Briefe Description of the Whole World. 4', A-B in fours : C—D, 2 leaves each.

London, Printed by B. Alsop, for
J. M. . . . 1641. 12°, A-G in twelves,


Vindiciæ Academiarum Containing, Some
including the engraved title.

briefe Animadversions upon Mr. Web-

ABBOT, GEORGE, Esquire, M.P. sters Book, Stiled, The Examination of

The Whole Book of Psalms Paraphrased : Academies. Together with an Appendix

Or, Made easier for any to understand. concerning what M. Hobbs and M.

With the matter comprehended in each Dell have published on this Argument.

Psalm, respectively collected, and pre Oxford, Printed by Leonard Lichfield.

fixed thereunto, by way of Contents. By .. 1654. 4°, A-I 2 in fours.

George Abbot Esquire, Deceased and ACADEMY.

member of this present Parliament. The New Academy of Complements.

London, Printed by William Bentley. London, Printed for Samuel Speed, near

Anno Dom. 1650. 4°, A in eights, A 1 the Inner Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet.

occupied by a device only: B-3 P 2 in 1670. Price ls. 6d. 8°, B-06 in twelves,

fours, 3 P 2 blank.

besides the frontispiece and title.

Dedicated by Richard Vines to Mrs.
Joan Purefoy, wife of Colonel Purefoy, of

A New Academy of Complements : Or
Caldecote in Warwickshire. The version is

The Lover's Secretary. ... The Eleventh

in prose.

Edition, with Additions. London :


Printed for A. Bettesworth, ... 1734.
A Collection of Songs, in Several Lan-

8', A-G in eights, last two leaves blank

guages. London: Printed by William

or with advertisements; but A in twelves.

Pearson, ... 1701. Folio, 14 leaves.


With the music. Dedicated to William

There is a curious descriptive list of

dances at the end. The copy employed


was imperfect.


Abjuration of Poperie, By Thomas Aber Fidelis Achates : Or, An Historical Ac-
nethie : Sometime Jesuite, but now peni count of the most Remarkable Actions
tent Sinner, and an unworthie Member of in the Late Reigns, and the Present

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Revolution. In Heroick Verse. Lon and Vicarages in England and Wales,
don, Printed for John Sprint, at the Bell and their respective Valuations in the
in Little Britain. 1699. 8, A-L in King's Books : The

Private Seats of the
eights, including 2 leaves of advertise King, Nobility, and Gentry: ... Hereto
ments at end.

is added A perfect Catalogue of the

Nobility of England and Wales, to the
The Key of Knowledge. Contayning present Time, May 20. 1690. . . . London,
sundry godly Prayers and Meditations,

Printed for T. Sawbridge, and M. Gilly-
very necessary to occupy the mindes of

flower, . . . M.DC.Xc. Folio, A-4 Pin
well disposed persons.

Imprinted at

twos, besides general title, preface, title
London by William Seres. [1571.] Sm.

to Index Villaris, and Table, 4 leaves.
89, black letter, A-Z in eights. Printed ADDISON, LANCELOT.
within borders. Lambeth.

The First State of Mahumedism. ..
The Almanac on the back of the title is The Second Edition. By the Author of
for 17 years, 1572-88.

the Present State of the Jews. London,

Printed for Will. Crook. . . . 1687. 80%
The Military Garden. Or, Instrvctions for A, 4 leaves : B—K 4 in eights.
all Yovng Sovldiers, and svch who are

disposed to learne, and have Knowledge of
the Militarie Discipline. Wherein are

A cup for the Citie, And Her Adherents.
set downe the conditions and qualities

Printed in the Year MDOXLVIII. 4°, 6
which are required in every severall

leaves, subscribed Henry Adis.
officer of a private company. Observed

A Declaration of a small Society of Bap-
and set in order according to the best

tized Believers, undergoing the name of
Military practise by James Achesone, Free-Willers, about the City of London.
Gentlemanat Armes, Burges of Edinbyrgh. London, Printed for the Author Henry
Edinbvrgh Printed' by John Wreittoun Adis Upholdster, living in Princes Street,
Anno Dom. 1629. Cum privilegio and Published the 1.. day of the 11.
Regali. 4o. Title and dedication to the Month, Heathenishly called in honour to
Provost, &c., of Edinburgh, 2 leaves : their God Janus, January, 1659. A
A-E 2 in fours. B. M.

sheet. Br. Museum (mutilated).

A Fannaticks Letter Sent out of the Dun-
The complaynte of Adam our greate geon of the Gate-House Prison of West-
graunde father. A ballad. Licensed to minster: To all His Brethren in the three
J. Allde in 1567-8.

Nations at Liberty ; and also in the seve-
A ballett of Adams fearefull fall. Licensed

ral Goales and Dungeons therein, that are
to W. Pickering in 1570.

under all the Principles of the Doctrines

of Christ, Heb. 6.1, 2. By Henry Adis.
A ballad of ye fyrst fall of our father ... London, Printed by S. Dover for
Adam and Eve for the breach of Gods the Author, 1660 [March 6, 1659–
commandement and of his Recouerye 60]. 4°, A-D 2 in fours, D 2 blank.
againe by the promised seede Jesus Br. Museum.
Christe. Licensed to Edward White, 18

A Fannaticks Mite Cast into the Kings
March, 1578-9.

Treasury : Being a Sermon Printed to

the King, because not Preach'd before the
A Nest of Serpents Discovered. Or, A King. By Henry Adis, a Baptized Be-
Knot of old Heretiques revived, Called liever, London, Printed for the
the Adamites. Wherein their originall, Author, an Upholdster, living in Princes-
increase, and severall ridiculous tenets street, near Covent-Garden, 1660. 4°,
are plainly layd open. Printed in the *_3* in fours: BT in fours. Br.
yeare 1641. 4°, 4 leaves. With a cut

on title. B. M.

A Fannatick's Alarm, Given to the Mayor

in his Quarters, By one of the Sons of
Index Villaris : Or, An Exact Register, Zion, become Boanerges to thunder out
Alphabetically Dígested, Of all the the Judgements of God against Oppressors
Cities, Market-Towns, Parishes, Villages, and Oppressions. . . . By Henry Adis, a
the Hundred, Lath, Rape, Ward, Wapen Baptized Believer, undergoing the Name
take, or other Division of each 'County : of a Free-willer, and also most ignomine-
The Bishopricks, Deaneries, Churches, ously by the tongue of Infamy, called a
Chappels, Hospitals ; with the Rectories Fannatick or a mad man. . . . London,

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