Nixon – A Straunge Foot-post, with a Packet Full of Strange Petitions (1613)

Nixon, Anthony. A straunge foot-post, with a packet full of strange petitions : after a long vacation for a good terme (London : By E[dward] A[llde] dwelling neare Christ-Church, 1613)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 228. ESTC S110172. Is said to lack “all before C1, and the last leaf torn at the upper corner”; identified in Sotheby’s catalogue as a 1590 Nicholas Breton title, but ESTC lists only one 1590 Breton imprint with different title.



Breton – The Scholler and the Souldiour (1597)

Breton, Nicholas. The scholler and the souldiour : a disputation pithily passed betweene them, the one defending learning, the other martiall discipline (London : Printed by Thomas Creede, 1597)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 226. ESTC S105241. Extracted from Breton’s The Wil of Wit, Wits Will, or Wils Wit, Chuse You Whether.

Newberry Library, Case Y 145 .B745. Located by Sarah Lindenbaum and Lori Humphrey Newcomb.

Arthur of Little Britaine ([1582])

Arthur of little Britaine : the history of the most noble and valyant knight, Arthur of little Britaine (London : By Thomas East, [1582])

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 215. S108343. 

Unlocated. Said to be “much damaged and imperfect.” The imperfect copy at The Folger Shakespeare Library may have been on the book market prior to 1856, which would mean that it is not the Wolfreston copy. 

Sheppard – The Loves of Amandus and Sophronia (1650)

Sheppard, Samuel. The loves of Amandus and Sophronia, historically narrated : apiece of rare contexture, inriched with many pleasing odes and sonnets, occasioned by the jocular, or tragicall occurrences, hapning in the progresse of the historie (London : Printed by G[artrude]. D[awson]. for Iohn Hardestie, to be sold at the Black Spred-Eagle in Ducklane, 1650)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 154. STC R14694.

Huntington Library 31853. Located by Sarah Lindenbaum and Lori Humphrey Newcomb.