The Whole Woorkes of George Gascoigne Esquyre (1587)

Gascoigne, George. The whole woorkes of George Gascoigne Esquyre: newlye compyled into one volume, that is to say: his flowers, hearbes, weedes, the fruites of warre, the comedie called Supposes, the tragedie of Iocasta, the Steele glasse, the complaint of Phylomene, the storie of Ferdinando Ieronimi, and the pleasure at Kenelworth Castle (London : Imprinted by Abell Ieffes [for R. Smith], dwelling at the Fore Streéte, without Creéplegate, neere vnto Grubstréete, 1587)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 274. ESTC S105705.

Unlocated. Wolfreston’s copy was said to be a poor one, wanting the title page and “2 leaves of Epistle to the Reverend Divines.”

Breton – The Court and Country (1618)

Breton, Nicholas. The court and country, or, A briefe discourse dialogue-wise set downe betweene a courtier and a country-man : contayning the manner and condition of their liues, with many delectable and pithy sayings worthy obseruation (London : By G. Eld for Iohn Wright, and are to be sold at his shop at the signe of the Bible without Newgate, 1618)

Sotheby’s 1856 lot 229. ESTC S104725.

Bodleian Library Arch. A e.55. Located by Paul Morgan.

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.