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Richard Braithwait (1588?-1673)

A survey of history: or, A nursery for gentry. Contrived and comprized in an intermixt discourse upon historicall and poeticall relations

London, Imprinted by I. Okes, for I. Emery, 1638

Adoption Price: $25

Theme: English history

Richard Verstegan (c.1550-1640)

A restitution of decayed intelligence in antiquities. Concerning the most noble and renowned English nation. By the study and travell of R. V.

London, Printed by John Norton, for Joyce Norton, and Richard Whitaker, 1634

Adoption Price: $25

Theme: English history

White Kennett (1660-1728)

A complete history of England: with the lives of all the kings and queens thereof; from the earliest account of time, to the death of His late Majesty King William III. Containing a faithful relation of all affairs of state, ecclesiastical and civil. The whole illustrated with large and useful notes, taken from divers manuscripts, and other good authors: and the effigies of the kings and queens ... with alphabetical indexes

London, Printed for B. Aylmer [etc.] 1706

Note: there are three volumes

volume 1. I. The history of Britain to William the Conqueror, by John Milton.--II. From the conquest to the end of King Edward III., by Samuel Daniel.--III. The reigns of King Richard II., King Henry IV., V., and VI., all new writ in Mr. Daniel's method.--IV. The reign of King Edward IV., by John Habington.--V. The lives of King Edward V. and Richard III., by Sir Thomas Moore, translated from the Latin original.--VI. The life of King Richard III., by George Buck.--VII. The life of Henry VII, by Francis, Lord Bacon.

Volume 1 ADOPTED!

volume 2. I. The history of King Henry VIII., written by Edward, lord Herbert of Cherbury.--II. The life of King Edward VI., by Sir John Hayward.--III. The life of Queen Mary, written in Latin by Francis Godwin, lord bishop of Hereford, newly translated into English by Mr. J[ohn] H[ughes].--IV. The history of Queen Elizabeth, written by William Camden, newly done into English.--V. The annals of King James I., by the said Mr. Camden.--VI. The history of King James I, by Arthur Wilson.

Volume 2 ADOPTED!

volume 3. [By White Kennett] I. The history and life of King Charles I.--II. [The history] of King Charles II.--III. [The history] of King James II.--IV. [The history] of King William and Queen Mary.--V. [The History] of King William III. All new writ by a learned and impartial hand.

Adoption Price: $25, each volume

Theme: English history

Thomas Carte

A general history of England

London, Printed for the author, 1747-1755

Note: 4 volumes

Adoption Price: $25, each volume

Theme: English history

Peter Heylyn (1600-1662)

Examen historicum: or, A discovery and examination of the mistakes, falsities, and defects in some modern histories. Occasioned by the partiality and inadvertencies of their severall authours: by Peter Heylin. In two books

London, Printed for H. Seile and R. Royston, 1659

Note: multiple parts

Each book has special title page:

(a) Part I. Containing necessary animadversions on The church-history of Britain. And the history of Cambridge. Published by Thomas Fuller.

(b) Part II. Containing some advertisements on these following histories [by Sir William Sanderson]: viz. 1. The complete history of Mary queen of Scots ...; 2. The history of the reign and death of King James ... the First; 3. The complete history of the life and reign of King Charles, from his cradle to his grave.

Part II ADOPTED!

Adoption Price: $25, each part

Theme: English history

Edward Grimeston

A General History of the Netherlands, with the genealogy and memorable acts of the Earls of Holland, Zeeland, and West-Friseland, from Thierry of Aquitaine the first earl, successively unto Philip the third, King of Spain. Continued unto this present year of Our Lord 1608, out of the best authors that have written of that subject

London, Printed by A. Islip, and G. Eld., 1608

Adoption Price: $25

Theme: World history

Author: Gilbert Burnet (1643-1715)

The history of the reformation of the Church of England : in two parts

London : Printed by T.H. for Richard Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's church-year, MDCLXXXI (1681-1683)

Note: two volumes

Adoption Price: $25, each volume

Theme: Religion

William Laud (1573-1645)

The history of the troubles and trial of the most reverend father in God, and blessed martyr, William Laud, Lord Archbishop of Canterbury. Wrote by himself, during his imprisonment in the Tower. To which is prefixed the diary of his own life faithfully and entirely published from the original copy: and subjoined a supplement to the preceding history: the arch-bishop's last will; his large answer to the Lord Say's speech concerning liturgies; his annual accounts of his province delivered to the King; and some other things relating to the history

London, Printed for Richard Chiswell, (1695)-1700

Note: two volumes

Adoption Price: $25, each

Theme: English Civil War

Volume 1 ADOPTED!

William Prynne (1600-1669)

The history of King John, King Henry III. and the most illustrious King Edward the I. wherein the ancient sovereign dominion of the kings of England, Scotland, France, and Ireland, over all persons in all causes, is asserted and vindicated, against all encroachments, and innovations whatsoever. The mistakes in some printed statutes, cannonists, law-books, histories, &c. and other matters of moment, are rectified, and rescued from oblivion. Collected out of the ancient records in the Tower of London: and now published for the better advancement of learning. By William Prynne. And finished a little before his death

London, Printed by Tho. Ratcliff, and Tho. Daniel, for Philip Chetwind, Nathaniel Brook, and Edward Thomas, 1670

Adoption Price: $25

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

Theme: Music and Art

Author: Robert Burton (1577-1640)

The Anatomy of Melancholy: what it is, with all the kinds, causes, symptoms, prognostics, and several cures of it : in three main partitions, with their several sections, members, and subsections / philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened and cut up by Democritus Junior; with a satirical preface, conducing to the following discourse

Oxford : Printed by John Lichfield and James Short, for Henry Cripps, ao. Dom. 1624

Adoption Price: $25

Theme: Nature, Medicine, Sciences

Alexander Pope (1688-1744)

The works of Alexander Pope, esq., with his last corrections, additions, and improvements; as they were delivered to the editor a little before his death; together with the commentaries and notes of Mr. Warburton

London, Printed for J. and P. Knapton [etc.] 1751

Note: five volumes

Volume 1. Juvenile poems; Volume 2. Translations and imitations ADOPTED!; Volume 3. Moral essays ADOPTED!; Volume 4. Satires, &c. ADOPTED!; Volume 5. The Dunciad, in four books.

Adoption Price: $50, each volume

Theme: Literature and Drama

Sir Robert Cotton (1571-1631)

A short view of the long life and reign of Henry III, king of England, presented to King James

[London] Printed, 1627

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

John Speed (1552?-1629)

The History of Great Britain

London, Printed by John Beale, for George Humble, 1623

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: English history

John Stow (1525?-1605); added to by Edmund Howes

The annales, or, Generall chronicle of England …

London: Impensis Thomae Adams, 1615

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: English history

Sir Richard Baker (1568-1645)

A chronicle of the kings of England….

London: Printed by E. Cotes, and are sold by G. Saubridge ... and T. Williams ..., 1660.

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: English history

Sir Richard Baker (1568-1645)

A chronicle of the kings of England….

London, Printed for George Sawbridge at the Bible on Ludgate-Hill, and the Assigns of Thomas Williams, 1679

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: English history

Mr. John Oldmixon (1673-1742)

The history of England, during the reigns of the royal house of Stuart. Wherein the errors of late histories are discover'd and corrected; with proper reflections, and several original letters from King Charles II. King James II. Oliver Cromwell, &c. As also the Lord Saville's famous forged letter of invitation, which brought the Scots into England in the year 1640, and gave occasion to the beginning of the civil wars. To all which is prefixed, some account of the liberties taken with Clarendon's history before it came to the press, such liberties as make it doubtful, what part of it is Clarendon's, and what not. The whole collected from the most authentic memoirs, manuscript and printed. By the author of the Critical history of England

London, Printed for J. Pemberton [etc.] 1730

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: English history

Jean Froissart (1338?-1410?)

Chronicles of England, France, Spain, and the adjoining countries, from the latter part of the reign of Edward II. to the coronation of Henry IV. By Sir John Froissart. Translated from the French editions. With variations and additions from many celebrated mss. by Thomas Johnes ... to which are prefixed, a life of the author, an essay on his works, and a criticism on his history ..

London, W. Smith, 1844

Note: Bound by Root & Son in three-quarters red crushed levant morocco. Marbled paste-down and end papers. Back in six panels, tooled and lettered. Gilt edges

Note: two volumes

Adoption Price: $50, each volume

Theme: World history

Jean Froissart (1338?-1410?)

Illuminated illustrations of Froissart: selected from the manuscripts in the British museum, by H.N. Humphreys, esq

London, William Smith, 1844

Note: illustrations partly from the mss. 4379 and 4380 of the Harleian collection (containing the fourth volume of Froissart'sChronicles divided into two parts) and partly from mss. in the Bibliothèque nationale at Paris. Intended to accompany Smith's edition of the Chronicles, London, 1844. A second series appeared under title: "Illuminated illustrations ofFroissart. Selected from the ms. in the Bibliothèque royale, Paris, and from other sources." By H.N. Humphreys. London, W Smith, 1845. Cf. Brit. Mus. Catalogue. Both series, with the plates inserted in their proper places, are found in the reissue of Smith's edition, London, H.G. Bohn, 1855

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: World history

Jean Froissart (1338?-1410?)

Illuminated illustrations of Froissart: selected from the manuscripts in the Bibliotheque Royale, Paris, and from other sources

London : William Smith, 113, Fleet Street, 1845

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: World history

Author: Peter Heylyn (1600-1662)

The history of that most famous saint and soldier of Christ Jesus, St. George of Cappadocia : asserted from the fictions of the middle ages of the church, and opposition of the present : the institution of the most noble Order of St. George, named the Garter : a catalog of all the knights thereof until this present

London, Printed for Henry Seyle, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1631

Note: spine title: Heylin's history of St. George 1631; with signature of William Brereton on preliminary page and bookplate of Charles N. Dietz on front paste-down; bound in blind tooled leather with blue wooden case

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Religion

John Banks (d.1706)

Virtue betray'd; or, Anna Bullen: a tragedy, acted at His Royal Highness the Duke's theatre

London, T. Longman, 1753

Note: Bound with: Young, Edward, Busiris, king of Egypt; Lee, Nathanial, Theodosius; and Dryden, John, Oedipus

Note: two copies, one from 1735, one from 1733

Adoption Price: $50, each

Theme: Literature and Drama

Ben Jonson (1573?-1637)

The works of Ben. Johnson. Adorn'd with cuts [images]

London, Printed for J. Walthoe [etc.] 1716

Note: five volumes

Note: volume 1. Every man in his humour. Every man out of his humour. Cynthia's revels. Poetaster.; volume 2. Sejanus. Volpone. Epicoene, or The silent woman. The alchymist. Adopted!; volume 3. Catiline's conspiracy. Epigrams. The forest. Entertainments, masques, speeches, &c.; volume 4. Bartholomew Fair. The staple of news. The devil is an ass. The magnetick lady.; volume 5. A tale of a a tub. The sad shepherd. Under-woods. Mortimer's fall. Masques.; volume 6. Masques. Horace's Art of poetry, translated into English verse. The English grammar. Explorata. The new inn. Leges convivales: rules for the tavern academy

Adoption Price: $50, each volume

Theme: Literature and Drama

Alexander Bicknell (d.1796)

The life of Alfred the Great, king of the Anglo-Saxons.

London, Printed for J. Bew, (1777)

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

James Anderson (1662-1728)

Collections relating to the history of Mary, queen of Scotland. Containing a great number of original papers never before printed. Also a few scarce pieces reprinted, taken from the best copies. Rev. and pub. by James Anderson

Edinburgh, Printed by J. Mosman and W. Brown, 1727-28

Note: four volumes

Adoption Price: $50, each volume

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

Abel Boyer (1667-1729)

The History of Queen Anne. Wherein all the civil and military transactions of that memorable reign are impartially related. The whole intermixed with several authentic and remarkable papers; together with all the important debates in Parliament. Illustrated with a regular series of all the medals that were struck to commemorate the great events of this reign; with a variety of other ... plates. [images]

London, T. Woodward [etc.] 1735

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

Daniel Defoe (1661?-1731)

No queen: or, no general. An argument, proving the necessity Her Majesty was in, as well as for the safety of her person as of her authority, to displace the Duke of Marlborough

London, Printed, 1712

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

Sir Henry Ellis

A general introduction to Domesday book; accompanied by indexes of the tenants-in-chief, and under-tenants, at the time of the survey: as well as of the holders of lands mentioned in Domesday anterior to the formation of that record: with an abstract of the population of England at the close of the region of William the Conqueror, so far as the same is actually entered. Illustrated by numerous notes and comments. By Sir Henry Ellis. Printed under the direction of the Commissioners on the public records of the Kingdom

[London, Printed by G. Eyre & A. Spottiswoode] 1833

Note: there are two volumes

Adoption Price: $50, each

Theme: Government

Nathaniel Bacon (1593-1660)

An historical and political discourse of the laws and government of England, from the first times to the end of the reign of Queen Elizabeth. With a vindication of the ancient way of parliaments in England. Collected from some manuscript notes of John Selden esq., by Nathaniel Bacon, of Grays-Inn, esq

London, Printed for D. Browne and A. Millar, 1739

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Government

King Charles I of England (1600-1649)

A true copy of the journal of the High Court of Justice, for the trial of King Charles I, as it was read in the House of Commons, and attested under the hand of Phelps, clerk to that infamous court, taken by J. Nalson, LL.D. Jan. 4, 1683 ; with a large introduction

London : Printed by H. C. for Thomas Dring ..., 1684

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: English Civil War

Thomas Ady

A candle in the dark: or, a treatise concerning the nature of witches and witchcraft : being advice to judges, sheriffs ... what to do, before they passe sentence on such as are arraigned for their lives, as witches

London : R. I[bbitson], sold by T. Newberry, 1656

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Law

Mr. John Oldmixon (1673-1742)

The British Empire in America, containing the history of the discovery, settlement, progress and present state of all the British colonies on the continent and islands of America, with curious maps done from the newest surveys, by Herman Moll

London, J. Nicholson, B. Tooke, 1708

Note: this has two volumes

Adoption Price: $50, each

Theme: Exploration

George Wither (1588-1667), Crispin van de Passe (c.1565-1637)

A Collection of Emblems, ancient and modern

London, A. M. for Henry Taunton, and to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstanes Church-yard, 1635

Note: The 200 plates of the emblems were engraved by Crispin de Passe and originally appeared in the Emblemata Sacra of Rollenhagius, 1611-1613.

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Music and Art

Author: Farghānī (active 861)

Alfragani astronomorvm peritissimi compendium, id omne quod ad Astronomica rudimenta spectat cõplectens, Joanne Hispalensi interprete, Nunc primùm peruetusto exemplari consulto, multis locis castigatius redditum

Other title: Astronomer's Learned Compendium

Paris: Ex officina Christiani wecheli, M. D. XLVI (1546)

Adoption Price: $50

Theme: Nature, Medicine, Sciences

compiled by Raphael Holinshed (d.1580?)

The chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland

London, Printed in Aldergate Street at the signe of the Starr, 1587

Note: six volumes, volumes 1 and 5 bound in one book, and volume three in a separate volume

Adoption Price: $100, each volume

Volumes 1 and 5 ADOPTED!

Theme: English history

John Jewel (1522-1571)

A Defense of the Apology of the Church of England; containing an answer to a certain book lately set forth by M. Hardinge, and entitled, A confutation of etc. Whereunto there is also newly added an answer unto an other like book, written by the said M. Hardinge, entitled, A detection of sundry foul errors etc., printed at Louaine, anno 1568.

London, 1571

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Religion

William Camden (1551-1623)

Britannia. Selections. A Brief account of the many rebellions and conspiracies against Queen Elizabeth of glorious and immortal memory : with a preface containing an abstract of laws made in her reign for the security of the protestant religion, her person and government

London : Printed for J. Roberts ..., 1722

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

King Charles I of England (1600-1649)

Reliquiae sacræ Carolinæ: Or The works of that great monarch and glorious martyr King Charles I : Collected together, and digested in order, according to their several subjects, civil and sacred

Hague [i.e. London] : Printed by Samuel Browne [i.e. Francis Leach for Richard Royston], 1651

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

King James I of England (1566-1625)

The works of the most high and mighty prince, James, by the grace of God, King of Great Britain, France and Ireland, defender of the faith, &c.

London : Printed by Robert Barker and John Bill, printers to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty, 1616

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Aristocracy and Royalty

Laws of England and Wales

Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximoperè animo tenendis, iam nouiter excusa, & summa diligentia emendata & correcta. Cui adiecta sunt nonnulla statuta, nunc demum tipis aedita

London: In aedibus Thomae Wight, 1602

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Law

Edmund Gibson (1669-1748)

The life of Oliver Cromwell, Lord Protector of the common-wealth of England, Scotland, and Ireland. Impartially collected from the best historians, and several original manuscripts

London, Printed for J. Brotherton...and T. Cox, (1731)

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: English Civil War

Author: Konrad Gesner (1516-1565)

A new book of distillation of waters : called the Treasure of Euonymus, …

Other Title: Treasure of Euonymus

London : by John Day ..., [the fyrst of June, 1565]

Note: title page inscribed "Thomas Garrard, gentleman" [Sheriff of Lancashire, b. c.1511, d. c.1560/71; or his son Sir Thomas Gerard, b.1530; or Thomas Garrard of London (d.1632) who was Sheriff] and other inscriptions; p. [16] (3rd grouping) inscribed "Dr Thomas Fanshaw"

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: John Parkinson (1567-1650)

Theatrum botanicum: the theater of plants, Or, An herball of a large extent.

London, Printed by T. Cotes, 1640.

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: Galen

On the therapeutic method. Book 3-6. English.

Other Title: Certain works of Galens, called Methodus medendi

London: Printed by Thomas East ..., 1586.

Note: Leaves 136-138 missing; leavings [1], [3]-[4] (1st grouping) and 134 repaired; marginalia in pencil or brown ink on title page and numerous pages of text

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Of the Advancement and Proficiency of Learning, or, The partitions of sciences, IX books, written in Latin by Lord Francis Bacon; interpreted by Gilbert Wats

Oxford : Printed by Leon. Lichfield for Rob. Young & Ed. Forrest, 1640

Adoption Price: $100

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Theme: Literature and Drama

Author: Thomas Trevilian, b. ca. 1548.

Edited by Heather Wolfe from the Folger Shakespeare Library.

The Trevelyon Miscellany of 1608 : a facsimile of Folger Shakespeare Library MS V.b.232

Washington, D.C.: Folger Shakespeare Library; distributed by University of Washington Press, 2007.

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: manuscript

Author: John Foxe (1516-1587)

Acts and Monuments of matters most special and memorable, happening in the church

Other Title: The Book of Martyrs

London : Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1684

Note: three volumes

Adoption Price: $250, each volume

Theme: Religion

Author: Saint Augustine, Bishop of Hippo (354-430)

S. Augustine's Manuel, or little book of the contemplation of Christ, or of God's word, whereby the remembrance of the heavenly desires which is fallen asleep may be quickened up again

London: printed by Iohn Wolfe, for the Assignes of Richard Day, 1586

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Religion

Author: Philipp Melanchthon (1497-1560)

Philippi Melanthonis Elementorum rhetorices libri duo / Martini Crusii quaestionibus et scholijs explicati in Academia Tybingensi ; adiectis aliquot epistolis et carminibus, à rhetorico studio non aliensis ; item rerum atque uerborum, toto opere memorabilium, copioso indice

Basileae : Ex officina Oporiniana, Anno salutis humanae MDLXXIIII, mense Martio [1574]

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Religion

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true original copies

Other title: First Folio

London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623

Note: the comedies are the ones up for adoption in 2016 (tragedies and histories will come in future fundraiser): (2) The Two Gentlemen of Verona [$250] Adopted!; (5) The Comedy of Errors [$250]

Adoption Price: prices listed with each comedy above

Sir Walter Raleigh (1552?-1618)

Apology for his Voyage to Guiana: discourse of the invention of ships, anchors, compass, &c. Sir Walter Raleigh's judicious and select essays and observations upon the first invention of shipping, invasive war, the navy royal and sea-service; with his apology for his voyage to Guiana.

London, printed for A. M. and are to be sold by R. Boulter, 1667

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Exploration

Hans Holbein (1497-1543)

The dance of death; painted by H. Holbein, and engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar

[London, 1794?]

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Music and Art

Author: Gerhard Mercator (1512-1594)

Atlas minor

Amsterdam: Ioannis Ianssoni, 1634

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1628)

Novum Organum Scientiarum

Amsterdam: Johannes van Ravesteyn, 1660

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Optice: sive, de reflexionibus, refractionibus, inflexionibus & coloribus lucis : libri tres [book 3]

Other title: Opticks: Or, a Treatise of the Reflexions, Refractions, Inflexions and Colours of Light

This is the scholarly Latin edition by Samuel Clarke after the first 1704 edition in English

London: Impensis Sam. Smith & Benj. Walford, [1706]

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: Isaac Newton (1642-1727)

Philosophiæ naturalis principia mathematica

Other Title: Principia

London: apud Guil. & Joh. Innys, 1726

Note: Autograph of G. M. Baker on fly leaf

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Author: Rene Descartes (1596-1650)

Renati Descartes Meditationes de prima philosophia, : in quibus Dei exsistentia, & animæ humanæ a corpore distinctio, demonstrantur

Other title: Meditations on First Philosophy

Amsterdam: Apud Iohannem Blaev, 1644

Adoption Price: $250

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Horae beatae Mariae Virginis

Other Title: Book of hours

Note: This is a manuscript on vellum executed in the North of France at the beginning of the 15th century, with ornamental initials and borders.

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: manuscript

Author: Sallust (86-34 B.C.)

Bellus Jugurthinum et Catilinarium

Other Title: Bellum Catilinae

Note: this is a 15th century illuminated manuscript. that has rubrication, and was written on vellum.

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: manuscript

Author: Platina (1421-1481)

Vitae pontificum

Other Title: Prohemium Platine in vitas ponficu[m] ad Sixtum iiij pontificem maximu[m]

[Nuremberg]: Accurate castigatu[m] ac impe[n]sa Antonij Koburger Nurenberge impressu[m], iij idus augusti consummatum. Anno salutis [Christ]iane Mcccclxxxj [1481]

Note: Initials supplied in red and the text rubricated throughout; some manuscript notes in red ink in margins

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: incunabula

Author: Matthias Farinator (active 1477)

Lumen animae: liber moralitatum

Strassburg: Printer of the 1481 Legenda Aurea, 1482

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: incunabula

Author: Jacobus de Voragine (ca. 1229-1298)

Legenda aurea. Caxton's Golden legend

Note: Has one sample leaf from the copy which originally belonged to the Duke of Sussex

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: incunabla

Hartmann Schedel (1440-1514); Michael Wolgemut (1434-1519); Wilhem Playdenwurff (d.1494)

Liber chronicarum

Other title: Registrum huius operis Libri cronicarum cum figuris et ymagibus ab inicio mundi

[Nuremberg]: Dominus Anthonius Koberger Nuremberge impressit, consummatu[m] autem duodecima mensis Julij, anno salutis n[ost]re 1493.

Note: modern white pigskin binding; some pages have colored capitals, flourishes, underscoring, and/or illustrations; colored capitals in index

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: incunabula

Author: Jean Calvin (1509-1564)

The institution of christian religion, written in Latine by M. John Caluine, and translated into English according to the authors last edition ... by Thomas Norton

London, printed by Arnold Hatfield for Bonham Norton, 1599

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: Religion

Geoffrey Chaucer (c.1343-1400)

The works of Geoffrey Chaucer newly printed, with divers works which were never in print before: As in the table more plainly doth appear

[London] Printed by W. Bonham, 1542

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: Literature and Drama

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true original copies

Other title: First Folio

London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623

Note: the comedies are the ones up for adoption in 2016 (tragedies and histories will come in future fundraiser): (3) The Merry Wives of Windsor [$500]; (4) Measure for Measure [$500]; (7) Love's Labour's Lost [$500]; (9) The Merchant of Venice [$500] ADOPTED!!; (11) The Taming of the Shrew [$500] ADOPTED!!; (12) All's Well That Ends Well [$500]; (14) The Winter's Tale [$500]

Adoption Price: prices listed with each comedy above

Theme: Literature and Drama

John Milton (1608-1674)

Paradise lost. a poem in ten books.

London, Printed by S. Simmons, 1669

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: Literature and Drama

Jonathan Swift (1667-1745)

Travels into several remote nations of the world. By Capt. Lemuel Gulliver. Vol. III

London, 1721

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: Literature and Drama

Author: Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

The two bookes of Sr. Francis Bacon : of the proficiency and advancement of learning, divine and humane

London : Printed for William Washington, and are to be sold at his shop ..., 1629

Note: Limp-bound in vellum; remnant of tie on front cover; bookplate of John Harvey on front paste-down endpaper; spine title, inscribed in ink: "Learning - Bacon". Also on the title page, there is inscribed: "E[x] libris Joh Brown" along with marginalia in pencil on many pages.

Adoption Price: $500

Theme: Nature, Science, Medicine

Johann Gutenberg (1397?-1468, printer), Alfred Edward Newton (1864-1940, editor / compiler)

Bible. Latin. Vulgate. ca. 1450-1455. [contains I. Chronicles, chap. XII, verse 20-chap. XV, verse 7]

A noble fragment : being a leaf of the Gutenberg Bible, 1450-1455 / with a bibliographical essay by A. Edward Newton.

New York : G. Wells, 1921.

Adoption Price: $750

Theme: Incunabula

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true original copies

Other title: First Folio

London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623

Note: the comedies are the ones up for adoption in 2016 (tragedies and histories will come in future fundraiser): (1) The Tempest [$750]

Adoption Price: prices listed with each comedy above

Theme: Literature and Drama

William Shakespeare (1564-1616)

Mr. William Shakespeare's comedies, histories, & tragedies : published according to the true original copies

Other title: First Folio

London: Printed by Isaac Iaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623

Note: the comedies are the ones up for adoption in 2016 (tragedies and histories will come in future fundraiser): (6) Much Ado About Nothing [$1,000]; (8) A Midsummer Night's Dream [$1,000] ADOPTED!!; (10) As You Like It [$1,000]; (13) Twelfth Night [$1,000] ADOPTED!!

Adoption Price: prices listed with each comedy above

Theme: Literature and Drama