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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 .
of Ormond, who died July the 21st, 1684. This letter from J. A. to his cousin is
Poems, Upon Several Occasions. By M.
A. Together with some Choice Letters
morie ; wherein the right and genuine 1668. London, Printed by S. G. 1668.
Some of these pieces are in the Derby-
The Good Womans Champion : Or, A Some Reflections upon a late Pamphlet,
The Present State of the United Provinces
of the Low-Countries ; as to the Govern-
ment, Laws, Forces, Riches, Manners,
Customes, Revenue, and Territory, of the
Dutch. In Three Books. Collected by
W. A. Fellow of the Royal Society.
London, Printed for John Starkey,
A Funerall Elegie on the unfortunate
syllabes. Licensed to John Waley in
of the English Nation, from Some Asper-
An A bc for children. Licensed to Thomas
Church, the 24 of August, 1638. (Quota-
The horne A. B. C. Licensed to John
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.
giarminiani. (Quot. from Matth. 7, 16.
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
or with advertisements ; but A in twelves.
With the music. Dedicated to William
There is a curious descriptive list of
dances at the end. The copy employed
count of the most Remarkable Actions
Revolution. In Heroick Verse. Lon- and Vicarages in England and Wales,
is added A perfect Catalogue of the
Nobility of England and Wales, to the
present Time, May 20.1690. . . . London,
Printed for T. Sawbridge, and M. Gilly-
Folio, A-4 P in
twos, besides general title, preface, title
to Index Villaris, and Table, 4 leaves.
The First' State of Mahumedism...
The Second Edition. By the Author of
the Present State of the Jews. London,
Printed for Will. Crook. ... 1687. 8°.
A cup for the Citie, And Her Adherents.
Printed in the Year MDCXLVIII. 4°, 6
leaves, subscribed Henry Adis.
A Declaration of a small Society of Bap-
tized Believers, undergoing the name of
and Published the 1 . . day of the 11.
their God Janus, January, 1659. A
sheet. Br. Museum (mutilated).
A Fannaticks Letter Sent out of the Dun-
minster: To all His Brethren in the three
Nations at Liberty ; and also in the seve-
ral Goales and Dungeons therein, that are
under all the Principles of the Doctrines
of Christ, Heb. 6. 1, 2. By Henry Adis.
the Author, 1660 [March 6, 1659–
A Fannaticks Mite Cast into the Kings
Treasury : Being a Sermon Printed to
the King, because not Preach'd before the
A Fannatick's Alarm, Given to the Mayor
in his Quarters, By one of the Sons of