Montaigne's Essays London 1632, translated John Florio.

Boccaccio's Decameron London 1620

Adimari La Calliope Florence 1641

Pope, Rural Sports London 1713

Pope, Ode for Musick London 1713

von Hutten, Oytie Nemo, (Nobody) Augsberg 1614

Beaumont and Fletcher, Works, 1625

Cervantes, Works, 1625

Cervantes, Works, 1605 and 1615

Bandello Novella 1554 and part IV 1573

Milton, Poems, 1645

Chaucer, Works, 1498

Les Images de Philstrates, Paris 1615

Sheldon's The Art of Short Writing London 1672

Robert Burton The Anatomy of Melancholy 1638

John Danes Paralipomena 1639

Countess of Montgomerie Urania1621

Alexander Pope, The Dunciad 1728

Michael Drayton, Poems, 1619 (H.Bradley Martin Library)

Robert Herrick, Hesperides, 1648 (H.Bradley Martin Library)

The Works of Ben Jonson, London , 1636 -

Ben Jonson, Execration against Vulcan London 1640

Richard Lovelace, Epodes, Odes, Sonnets, London 1649

William Shakespeare, Comedies, Histories and Tragedies, London 1632

William Shakespeare, Poems, London 1640




01 titlepage to Pliny the Elder, Historiae Naturalis Leyden, 1635 . The titlepage is divided up according to the layers of sea, land and air.

02 titlepage to Raphael Holingshead's Chronicle of England, Scotlande and Irelande, John Hunne, 1577. This book was a primary source for Shakespeare's Plays

03 Titlepage of the first illustrated edition of Cervantes' Don Quixote Brussels, 1608

04 frontispiece to the celebrated second edition of Sir Philip Sidney's The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia , London 1593 (see next gallery for later edition)


01 William Shakespeare, Henry the Fifth
printed for Thomas Pavier 1608

02 titlepage to J.Baret's An Alvaerie, or Triple Dictionary in English, Latin and French ; an Alvaerie is a sort of Beehive and denotes industry and organisation). This is one of the earliest of English dictionaries, published by H. Denham. London

03 titlepage of Cervantes' Don Quixote , the Blount edition c1612.

04 Pierre Mathieu, Emerson's edition of Seianus and Philippa's Histories , 1632.