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1. 11. for 'adwertisement' read 'aduertisement'. p. 67, 1. 7. for HORMANUS read HORNANUS. p. 90, 1. 1. for Humphrey read Humphrey. p. u1, 1. 22. for SALVIANUS, MASSILIENSIS read SALVIANUS, Massili.

ensis. p. 114, 1. 26. for SAVIOLO, VICENTIO read SAVIOLO, VINCENTIO.





The eleuen Bookes of the Golden Asse...1596. APULEIUS, Lucius.

ALEXANDER, WILLIAM, Earl of Stirling. The Monarchicke Tragedies; Crcesus, Darius, The Alexandræan, Iulius Cæsar. Newly enlarged By William Alexander, Gentleman of the Princes priuie Chamber. Carmine dij superi placantur, carmine

London Printed by Valentine Simmes for Ed: Blovnt. 1607.

4°. (74 x 54). R. 15: Collation : A-2D42E2 ; a'B-M4N2; A-KL?, unpaged. K 4 in the third alphabet blank. Wanting A 1 in the first (? blank). The general title is on A 2, followed by argument and personae to the 'Alexandrian Tragedy,' which begins on B 1. Julius Caesar' has a separate titlepage with same imprint on P2. The rest of the volume (sig. a etc.) is the edition of the ‘Monarchic Tragedies' of 1604 with omission of the first sheet, A. It begins with commendatory verses by Robert Ayton, which are followed by the argument and personae to 'Croesus' (some copies have four leaves to sheet a, the additional matter being verses to King James). Then follows the tragedy of ‘Croesus' while ‘Darius' has separate titlepage dated 1604. In the present copy the 1604 portion has been placed immediately after sheet A of the new portion, in order to get the plays in the order mentioned on the titlepage. This arrangement is frequently met with but leads to absurdities, since the 1604 portion must either

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be placed, as here, between the personae to the 'Alexandrian Tragedy' and the play itself, or else, as in the copy in the British Museum, in the middle of sheet A.

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Aurora. Containing the first fancies of the Authors youth, William Alexander of Menstrie. London, Printed by Richard Field for Edward Blount. 1604.

4°. (74 x 54). R. 15. Collation: A-M4, unpaged. M 4 blank. Epistle dedicatory to Lady Agnes Dowglas, Countess of Argyle. This and the ‘Paraenesis' are inserted in the middle of the 'Monarchic Tragedies' at the end of the 1604 portion, but appear to be really distinct publications.

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A Paraenesis to the Prince By William Alexander of Menstrie. London, Printed by Richard Field for Edward

. Blovnt. 1604.

4o. (74 x 54). R. 15. Collation : A-C4D2 unpaged. D 2 blank. The author's initials appear at the end of the poem.

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ALLOT, ROBERT. Englands Parnassus: or The choysest Flowers of our Moderne Poets, with their Poeticall comparisons. Descriptions of Bewties, Personages, Castles, Pallaces, Mountaines, Groues, Seas, Springs, Riuers, &c. Whereunto are annexed other various discourses, both pleasaunt and profitable. Imprinted at London for N. L. C. B. and T. H. 1600.

8o. (64 x 34). Y. 4. Collation: A-2K3, paged. Wanting A 1 and 2 and 2K 8 (? all blank). The last has been erroneously said to contain an epilogue. Dedicatory verses to Sir Thomas Mounson, signed R. A. (i.e. Robert Allot, the editor). Verses to the reader signed R. A. Table of headings. Errata. The stationers were Nicholas Ling (whose device appears on the titlepage), Cuthbert Burby, and Thomas Hayes. In some copies the name of the last appears at length on the titlepage. Allot's full name also appears in some copies at the end of the dedicatory verses (Haz. I. 321).

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APULEIUS, LUCIUS. The eleuen Bookes of the Golden Asse Containing, the metamorphosie of Lucius Apuleius, enterlaced with sundry pleasant & delectable tales, with an excellent narration of the marriage of Cupid and Psyches, sette out in the fourth, the fifth, and the sixt Bookes. Translated out of Latin into English by William Adlington. London Printed by Valentine Symmes. 1596.

B. L. 4°. (7 x 53). T. 3.

Collation : A-2D4, paged. Wanting, 2D 2. Epistle dedicatory to Thomas, Earl of Sussex, signed by the translator. Address to the reader. Life of Apuleius. Author's preface translated in verse and prose. This is the fourth edition ; the first appeared in 1566.

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Ariostos seven Planets Gouerning Italie. Or his Satyrs in seven Famous discourses, shewing the estate 1. Of the Court, and Courtiers. 2. Of Libertie, and the Clergy in general. 3. Of the Romane Clergie. 4. Of Marriage. 5. Of Soldiers, Musitians, and Louers. 6. Of Schoolemasters and Schollers. 7. Of Honour, and the happiest life. Newly Corrected and Augmented, with many excellent and noteworthy Notes, together with a new Addition of three most excellent Elegies, written by the same Lodouico Ariosto, the effect whereof is contained in the Argument. Qui te sui te sui. London Printed by William Stansby for Roger Iackson, dwelling in Fleete-streete neere the Conduit. 1611.

4° (75 x 51). S. 28. 2. Collation: A-Q4; paged. Address to the reader. Argument. Seven Satires. Three Elegies with head-title and fresh pagination. This is a reprint with additions of 'Ariostos Satyres in seuen famous Discourses' which appeared in 1608 as translated by Gervis Markham, but in reality by Robert Tofte.

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Orlando Furioso in English heroical Verse by Iohn Haringtő Esquire. Principibus placuisse viris non vltima laus

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