Lot 9
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(Almanac, English)

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  • Writing Tables with a Kalender for XXIIII Yeeres, with Sundry Necessarye Rules. London: Printed by James Roberts, for Edward White, and Are to be Sold at the Little North Dore of Paules, at the Signe of the Gunne, 1598
  • printed book
16mo (3 5/8 x 2 1/2 in.; 93 x 66 mm). Title within woodcut border depicting Moses and Aaron, 3 leaves with woodcuts of coinage from various countries (total 6 pages), interleaved with 19 leaves containing a manuscript copy of a catechism dated 20 June 1610 and a 2–page geneaology of the Cholmeley family (1580–1601), and one leaf with the birth and death dates of one Edward Hanser (11 January 1811–10 August 1840, Arlington, Sussex), total of 38 pages; rather worn, title and last leaf frayed with loss of text. Contemporary doeskin wallet binding, blind-stamped; worn, one part of a clasp surviving only. Dark blue morocco-backed folding-case.


Cholmeley family (manuscript geneaology, 1580–1601) — Edward Hanser (birth and death dates in manuscript, 1810–1840) — Bromley K..., 1818–1846 (faded inscription inside rear front flap) — E.F. Bosanquet (bookplate on pastedown of case).  acquisition: Pickering & Chatto


STC 26050 (listing this copy and another at the University of Illinois); ESTC S113281 (cross-referenced to STC 26050 but naming Franke Adams as the maker in the title)

Catalogue Note

The eighth edition, one of two that mentions no maker of the tables in the title. The now scarcely visible arms on the binding were identified by Anthony Hobson as those of the city of Antwerp (see Pirie, "Reminiscences," in Out of Print and into Profit, ed. Mandelbrote, 2006).