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Chillingworth's Religion of Protestants.
Newton's Principia, &c.
- Mediæval. Clockmaking. Coal. Commerce. Commonwealth of England. Cookery. County Histories. Courts of Law. Credit. Criticism. Cromwelliana. Currency. Dancing. Dialects. Dials, Discoveries and Inventions. Drama and Stage. Drolleries. Education. Elizabethan Literature. Emblems and Devices. English Books printed abroad. Engraving and Etching. Entomology. Fables of Æsop and others. Facetiæ. Farriery. Fencing Finance. Fireworks. Folklore. Foreign books relating to British affairs. Fortification and Engineering. Free Thought. Gaines.
Genealogy and Family History.
Seven Champions, &c.
Songs and Garlands,
Articles of Religion.
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.
COLLECTIONS AND NOTES.
Country, to a Citizen of London, London An Elegy on Her Grace Elizabeth Duchess Printed in the year, 1660. 4° 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. Together with some Choice Letters Pallas Armata. The Gentlemans Ar by the same Author. Licens'd June 12: norie ; wherein the right and genuine 1668. London, Printed by S. G. 1668. ise of the Rapier and of the Sword, as 8o. A, 4 leaves : B-K in eights, last rell against the right handed as the left leaf blank. Dedicated to John, Earl of landed man is displayed : And now set Bridgewater. brth and first published for the commnon
Some of these pieces are in the Derby. sic] good by the Author. [Quot. from
shire dialect. Palerius Maximus.) Printed at London | A. R., Cantabrigiensis. y J. D. for John Williams . . . 1639. An Elegie upon the Deaths of the Earle B. , 8 leaves : A-G in eights. With of Southampton and the lord Wriottesly. roodcuts. Grenv. Coll.
Licensed to Henry Seile, 22 Dec. 1624.
A. T. The Good Womans Champion : Or, A Some Reflections upon a late Pamphlet, lefence for the weaker Vessell, being fit in a Letter to J. H. Printed for Joseph bir Widdowes, Wives, Maidens, or others, Hindmarsh. . . . 1681. A folio leaf sub
read or heare. Wherein is vindicated scribed T. A. be bitter reproaches, and scandalous
A. W. vritings of some fantastick men, against
The Present State of the United Provinces poore, harmlesse Women, and Maides.
of the Low-Countries ; as to the GovernFith a carefull Wives good Counsell to a
ment, Laws, Forces, Riches, Manners, arelesse bad Husband. By J. A. Printed
Customes, Revenue, and Territory, of the t London for Francis Grove, and are to be
Dutch. In Three Books." Collected by old at his Shop neare the Sarazens Head
W. A. Fellow of the Royal Society. Snow Hill. TCirca 1640.] 89,8 leaves.
London, Printed for John Starkey, ... prose and verse. Br. Museum (the
1669. 12°, A-T in twelves. Volfreston copy).
A. B. C.
An a b c for children in englesshe with Funerall Elegie on the unfortunate
syllabes. Licensed to John Waley in Bath of that worthy Major Edward Grey,
1557-8. uly 26, 1644. Printed at London for I. V. in the old Baylie, 1644. A sheet,
The aged mans a b c. A ballad. Licensed lith anagrams. Ouvry Cat. No. 149. to John Waley and the widow Toy in
1557-8. Vindication of the Roman Catholicks
The A B C. Printed by John Tysdale I the English Nation, from Some Asper without licence in 1558-9. ons lately cast upon them, in a Letter a[n] a b c in laten. Licensed to John on a Protestant Gentleman in the Tysdale in 1558-9.
A godly A. B. C. Licensed to Edward
A ballett: intituled how Abraham offered
The battaile of A. B. C. A ballad. Li-
A newe ballad of Abraham and Sara.
The A B C for children conteyninge two
posed. A Poem. Revis'd, with Addi-
tions, ... London: Printed for S. E.
and sold by Langley Curtis. . . . 1680.
Imprinted at London for the Company of
ACACIUS, Baro de Doua.
Londini, Impensis Roberti Mylbovrne.
1626. 4°, A-B in fours, or 8 leaves.
A Parallel : Of New-Old Pelagiarminian
Error. Do men gather grapes of thornes
or figs of thistles? Matth. 7. 16. Lon-
don, Printed for Robert Milbourne. 1626.
Vindiciæ Academiarum Containing, Some
briefe Animadversions upon Mr. Web.
sters Book, Stiled, The Examination of
Dedicated by Richard Vines to Mrs.
A New Academy of Complements : Or
The Lover's Secretary. ... The Eleventh
Printed for A. Bettesworth. ... 1734.
8°, A-G in eights, last two leaves blank
With the music. Dedicated to William
There is a curious descriptive list of
dances at the end. The copy employed