Holland – Monumenta Sepulchraria Sancti Pauli (1614)

Holland, Henry. Monumenta sepulchraria Sancti Pauli : the monuments, inscriptions, and epitaphs, of kings, nobles, bishops, and others, buried in the Cathedrall Church of St. Paul, London, untill this present yeere of Grace, 1614 : together, with the foundation of the Church, and a catalogu of all the bishops of London, from the beginning vntill this present ([London : Eliot’s Court Press], 1614)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 370. ESTC S120259 or S104143.


Sammelband with works by William James, Nathaniel Shute, and others (1590-1641)

Sammelband containing the following five ecclesiastical works and “others by Sclater, Cawdray, Bray, &c.”

  1. James, William. A sermon preached at Paules Crosse the IX. of Nouember, 1589 (London, 1590) ESTC S122045.
  2. Bernard, Nicholas. The penitent death of a woefull sinner, or, The penitent death of John Atherton executed at Dublin the 5 of December 1640 : with some annotations upon severall passages in it (London, 1641) ESTC R2358.
  3. Shute, Nathaniel. Corona charitatis = The crowne of charitie : a sermon preacht in Mercers Chappell, May 10 1625 at the solemne funerals of his euer-renowmed friend, of precious memory, the mirroir of charitie, Mr. Richard Fishburne, merchant, and now consecrated as an anniuersary to his fame (London, 1626) ESTC S117282.
  4. Williams, John. Great Britains Salomon : a sermon preached at the magnificent funerall, of the most high and mighty king, Iames, the late King of Great Britaine, France, and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c. : at the Collegiat Church of Saint Peter at Westminster, the seuenth of May 1625 (London, 1625) ESTC S120058 or S120075.
  5. Hakewill, George. A comparison betweene the dayes of Purim and that of the Powder treason for the better continuance of the memory of it, and the stirring up of mens affections to a more zealous observation thereof (London, 1626) ESTC S103633.

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 347.

Unlocated. It is possible that this text belonged to one of Wolfreston’s sons, Stanford or Francis Wolferstan, given their keener interests in matters ecclesiastical.

Hill – The Profitable Arte of Gardening (1593)

Hill, Thomas. The profitable arte of gardening : to which is added much necessarie matter, and a number of secrets, with the phisicke helps belonging to each hearbe, and that easily prepared : to this is annexed two proper treatises, the one entituled, The meruailous gouernment, propertie, and benefite of bees, with the rare secretes of the honnie and waxe (Imprinted by Edward Allde, 1593)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 346. ESTC S104120.


Heywood – A Pleasant Conceited Comedy, Wherein Is Shewed, How a Man May Choose a Good Wife from a Bad (1621)

Heywood, Thomas. A pleasant conceited comedy, wherein is shewed, how a man may choose a good wife from a bad : as it hath been sundry times acted by the Earle of Worchesters Seruants (London : Printed [by Thomas Purfoot] for Matthew Law, and are to be sold at his shop in Paules Church-yard, neere vnto S. Augustines gate, at the signe of the Foxe, 1621)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 321. ESTC S108521. Boston Public Library G. 3970.2. Located by Sarah Lindenbaum and Jay Moschella. Images of the book may be seen here.

Image courtesy the Boston Public Library.