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General Voi. l^ Number 1 


October, 1964 ^/^^ 

Tills initiates a btilletin to appear eporadiciilly with news cf interest to 
Toronto Scholars working in the fields of the Renaissance and Reformation. Send 
any items you wish to have included "^o N.Z. Davis, Eiepartiten^ of Political Ec^qsiijr,"" 
University of Toronto. 


Friday, October 30, 12:30 - 2s00 — informal luncheon of Toronto Renaisse 

and Reformation Colloquium, Faculty Club 
October 17 - November 15 — Canaletto exhibition at the Toronto Art CJallery 
October 31, 8:30 p.m. — performance of Goldonl's II Bugiardo in Palian, 

by the Piccolo Teatro Italiano, Crest Theatre (call\Mr. lannuzzi, 

RU 9-1171 for tickets) 
November U, 8:30 p.m. — Francis Haskell of King's College Cambridge (and author 

of Patrons £nâ Painters . A Study iS MlÊ Relations between Italian 

Art and Society ia tjje jj^gg û| ihfl Baroque )will speak on Janaletto 

and the En ljffht'^nrnffnt'- at the Ontario College of Art, 100 McCaul St. 
Nov. 5-14, 9:00 p.m. — Machiavelli • s Mandracola <in English) directed by 

Jacke Morbln, Colonnade Theatre (925-4573) 
liofvember 19, 8:30 p.m. — The Délier Consort performs Renaissance and Baroque 

music, Edward Johnson Building 
November 20, 3:00 p.m. — Etienne Gilson gives Lhe first of a series cf lectures 

on The Birth of the Lutheran Reformations "The Starting Point 

of Luther" Pontifical Instir.uts of Medieval Studies ( to be held 

at the Royal Ontario Museum) 
November 27, 3:00 p.m. — Gilson on "Personal Experience and Theology" 
December 4| 3:00 p.m. — Qilson on "The Freedom of a Christian" 


(detail! on time will be mailed) 

December 11, 3:00 — Gilson on "The Fly and the Elephant" 


HAPPY NEWS: A Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies is being formed 
at Victoria on the Toronto campus. The aim is tc build up a modest but 
attractive research library. The library will be "closed" like that of the 
Pontifical Institute. At present there are only a few fenced off stacks in the 
Victoria Library and a make- shift office, but we dream of & tasteful reading- 
room in the not-too-distanc fi:ture. 

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We begin with an Erasmus collection of about 260 volumes, many of 
them sixteenth- cent uiy, yet scrappy. We will improve it and build around it, 
concentrating on certain humanists and informers. Much will be in microfilm 
but there will also be some rare books. At the same time we are starting an 
ambitious reference collection for the period 1450-17DO. And in order to make 
the library "useful" as soon as possible, there will be smaller collections 
around certain graduate courses. As we expand, we will of course avoid com- 
peting in areas where the U. of T. library is strong; e.g. Italian drama. 

This venture is being organized and developed by a Managing Com- 
mittee of staff -members of Victoria and Emmanuel College. It has been made 
possible by a generous grant from the Board of Regents of Victoria University. 
As soon as we have something real to offer, we would naturally like to attract 
further funds. We will depend greatly on advice from knowledgeable colleagues 
and librarians, here and elsewhere. Erasmus bibliography is no simple matter. 
We are appointing some "Senior Advisers" and two graduate fellows, and will do 
some travelling. But many of you can help us. Contact any member of the 
committee: F. D. Hoeniger (chairman), J. W. Grant (vice-chairman), 
M. MacLure (chairman of the Victoria library committee), E. Rathe (Secretary- 
treasurer), W, T. McCready (committee's librarian), W. 0. Fennell, J. E. Estes. 
We'll be glad to shew some treasures when we acquire them to any vrtio may read 
this. Fairfax' Tasso, Tchemerzine and Kuczynski are our beginning. 

F. D. Hoeniger. 


Trinity has an interesting group of sources for English religious 
history in the l6th and 17th centuries. They include translations of works 
by Continental reformers, such as Luther, Marlorat, Martyr and Diodati, and 
works by Jewel, Whitgift and William Perkins. There are anti-Catholic polemics 
(such as An Oration and Sermon at Rome John Nichols and its RefVitation . 
1581), and tracts against the sectaries (such as a 16A4 Infants Baptizing 
Proved Lawfull by the Scriptures ). 

At least 18 editions of the Bible or parts thereof can be found 
at Trinity. These include several Protestant Bibles — seme New Testaments in 
English, a French Protestant Bible of 1566, and an Italian Protestant Bible of 
l607' An English translation of the Bible prepared by the Catholics at the 
English College of Rheims in 1582 and several Latin Bibles (four of them incun- 
abula) can also be seen. A beautiful 1540 edition of the Psalter in Hebrew 
printed by Robert Etienne would be worth examining if only for the l6th 
century marginalia. 

The Library has a small group of humanist editions of classical 
authors — a 1476 edition of Plutarch in Latin, a 1513 edition of Aristotle's 
Nicomachean Ethics with l6th-or 17th-century commentary in English handwritten 
at the back, Lucretius, Herodian, Cato and Varro. Ther^ are a nimber of editions 
of the Church Fathers — Augustine, Gregory of Maziance, Chrysostum among others. 

Among l6th-centary writers, Erasmus is represented by his edition 
of Aristotle in Greek ' Basel, 1531) and three volumes of Paraphrases on the New 
Testament (Basel, 1539-40) as well as later editions. These are many folio 

volumes of Calvin's works printed in the 17th century. The Library also has 
Grotius* Opera Ctnnia . 

The holdings in vernacular literary works by continental authors 
are scanty. I myself came across none in French or German. There is an in- 
teresting edition in Italian — the Dialoghi del Sig. Speron Speroni . printed 
in Venice, 1596. 

There are a few works useful for the history of science. They 
include some 16th-century editions of Euclid, Regnault's La botanique mise à 
1^ portée de tout le monde (1574), Gravesande's Latin Introduction to Newton 
(Leyden, 1721) and Newton's Chronology (printed the year after his death). 

Miss Beatrice Saiinders, the Librarian, will be glad to make 
Trinity's rare books available to those who want tc use them. A phone call 
ahead of time would be appreciatied, since most of these books have been placed 
for safekeeping in a locked room. Not all of these works are catalogued in 
Trinity's new catalogue. 

N. Z. Davis. 

The new Course in French Language and Literature is reserving one 
seminar hour each week for third year students to work on the l6th century 


Gwenda Echard, Dept. French, Atkinson College, l6th-centv French humanism. 

Sister Géraldine, Loretto College, English Renaissance literature. 

Paul Grendler, Dept. History, l6th-cent,. Italian intellectual history. 

David Kunzle, Dept. Fine Arts, Renaissance and Baroque art. 

J. M. R. Margeson, University College and Scarborough, Jacobean drama. 

John McClelland, Victoria, l6th-cent. French literature 

The Rev. T. M. McDonough, Trinity College, Theology, Luther. 

G„ R. Sarolli, Dept. Italian Studies, Medieval literature, Machiavelli. 

Douglas Stewarx, Dept. Fine Arts, Baroque art. 

Timothy Suttor, St. Mchael's, Reformation Theology and History. 

John Tobin, Dept. English, Humanities, York University, Milton. 


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A bulletin with news of interest to Toronto scholars working in the fields of 
the Renaissance and Reformation„ Send any items to N„Z. Davis, Department of 
Political Economy, University of Toronto „ 



December 7-19- 


-Machiavelli' s Mandragola in English (postponed from November), 
directed by Jacke Morbin, Colonnade Theatre (925-4573), 9;00 p„m„ 

Thursday, January 7 — Professor M„Ao Screech of University College, London and 

Visiting Professor of French at the University of Western 
Ontario will address the Alliance Française on "L'Esprit 
Comique de Rabelais", 8:30c, room 562 Education Centre^ 
155 College Street (admission for non-members is 75 f , for 
students 25 ^) o 

nuary 8- — ■ ——Professor Screech will lecture to the Graduate School at 

3 p,mo , University College» 

-An interesting collection of Renaissance bronzes, purchased 
in London, can be seen at the Laing Galleries, I9/+ Bloor 
Street West» Mr„ Laing is now organizing the exhibition^ 

-Informal luncheon of Toronto Renaissance and Reform^i^ortP ^^ 
Colloquium, Faculty Club, 12sl5-2;00„ //^ ^\ 


Friday, January 29— 



Although primarily interested in the mediaeval period, the Institute of 
Mediaeval Studies has the following items in the Renaissance period not held 
by the University Library; seventeen manuscripts on microfilm of Petrarch's 
See re turn , a complete set (1947- ) of the Rivista di Storia della Chiesa in Italia 
with its indespensable bibliography on Italian Church history including Protestant 
materials, the Opera Omnia (1557) of Giovanni Pico della Mirandola, the Opera Omnia 
(Basel, 1567) of Pietro Pomponazzi, several sixteenth-century works of Pomponazzi's 
major antagonist, Agostino Nifo (Niphus), several sixteenth-century editions of the 
works of Tommaso de Vio (Gaetano), and the complete works of Robert Bellarmine» 
The Mediaeval Institute library also has a handsome facsimile edition of the O pera 
Omnia (1702-1710) of Erasmus, which the University of Toronto library has in the 
originalo Finally, the only copy on campus that I could find of F„C„ Church's 
fundamental Italian Reformers (1534-1564) is in St,, Michael's College library „ 


■iversity of Toronto, has approximately 12,000 books. This is one of the largest 
[plrchases made by the University Library in recent years. It is a rich addition 

io the Library's holdings in French literary, religious, political and social 
istory from the end of the Middle Ages to the 20th century. Included are many 
ssential reference works on French literature and especially on French Protestantism 
I (such as Haag's La France Protestante , back issues of the Bulletin de la société 
de l'histoire du protestantisme françai s, Aymon's Actes of the Synods and Hagues, 
I Synodes du Desert , etc.) ^ 

Approximately 380 works in the Will Collection were printed before 1700, 
A substantial proportion of these are edicts, memoirs, occasional pieces and religious 
tracts pertaining to the fortunes of French Protestantism from the outbreak of the 
Religious Wars through the 17th century. 


Paul Gr end 1er 


The collection of the late J. Stanley Will, former Professor of French at the 

The legislative material begins with a 1559 Mandement on suspect preaching in 
Paris, goes through numerous Pacification and persecution edicts to a 1657 Arret 
forbidding Huguenots to bury Catholics in their cemeteries to a 1682 Declaration 
forbidding Protestants to leave France and a I69O Declaration on the disposal of 
their abandoned goods. 

Among the memoirs and collections of letters are the Mem o irs of d'Aubigne^ 
Perroniana et Thuana, the Epistles of Isaac Casaubon, the Me moirs of Pomponne de 
Bellievre and of Louis II de Condé, 

The occasional pieces report and fight over the issues of the Religious Wars 
and Protestant uprisings of the 1620" s„ Louis Le Roy's Exhortati o n a\jx francois 
(1570) asks the French people to live in peacej,while Artus Desire's La Singerie 
des Huguenots (1574) defends Saint Bartholomew's Day» The principles of the League 
are argued in the famous Dialogue d- entre le Maheustre et le Manaut , in the Apologie 
catholique contre , , o ies Liguez (1505)» in the Discours sur les calomnies imposées 
aux Princes „ , c Catholiques , Florimond de Rémond's L- Histoire de la Naissanc e g Progrez 
et Decadence de 1' Hérésie and Simon Goulart ■ s Recueil con t enant les choses plu s 
mémorables advenues sous la Ligue are only two cf many historical works viewing 
events from the Catholic or Protestant standpoint. 

Of works of religious sensibility and theology, there are relatively few in 
the collection for the l6th century- -nothing by Calvin and only a few pieces by 
Beza (such as an English translation of his Sermons on the Song of Songs), On the 
other hand J the Collection includes Philippe de Mornay s De la vérité de la r e ligion 
chrestienne (1585) and many 17th century works intended to convert the Huguenots 
or to defend their faith against such efforts. The Jesuit Cotton's proposals and 
Pierre Du Moulin' s answers are there. Anonymous writirigs such as I nstruc tions 
chrestiennes, , ,ou toute la doctrine de l'Eucharistie est, ,, expliquée or L ' examen 
de soi-mesme pour bien préparer ^ la communi on suggest the numerous little pieces 
on the "life of the soul" in 17th century France, 

Though the religious-political materials on French Protestantism are the 
largest coherent grouping in the Will Collection up to 1700, other materials in it 
go way beyond this theme. There are for the period before I56O a small and valuable 
group of humanist writings. For instance, two works by Josse Cllchtove^(De 
Veneratione Sanctorum and De Vera Nobilitate ) and several works by Bude (including 
his De Ass e in Latin and French summary and his De Gontemptu Rerum Fortuitarum ) 
mark the first appearance of original editions by these men in the University Library, 

The Collection also includes a number of literary and philosophical works, 
Desperiers, Desportes, Du Bartas, Gamier, and Jodelle are here as is a rare copjr 
of Bero^lde de Verville's Apprehensions spirituelles ^ poè mes (1584)0 Pierre de 
La Ramee's Grammatica and Ciceronianus are there as well as Pierre Charron' s 
De la sagess e in the I607 edition, Seteeral of Bodin's works can be found. 

The wealth and diversity of this collection Cdn only be hinted at here. 
There are quite a few books that do not fit into any of the above categories — -such 
as Cardan's De Subtilitate or Palissy's Discours admirable de la nature des eaux , 
such as Guicciardini's La Historia d' Italia (I565) or Bernardino Lombardi's 
L'Alchimis ta (l602). 

Only about one-half of the secondary source materials in the Will Collection 
have been catalogued as yet. Of the works before 1700 mentioned here, most of the 
16th century materials are now catalogued, while a portion of the 17th century ones 
are not, 

Natalie Z, Davis 



Caven Library at Knox College possesses an interesting and valuable collection 
pf 16th century books, particularly in the area of the calvinist Reformation, 

On order (publication overdue) is the Calvin section of the Corpus Re f ormatorum , 
irly titles by Calvin include his Latin commentaries on the Acts of the Apostles 
(1552), on the twelve minor prophets (1559) and on Isaiah (1559) o In French are 

Soixante-cinq sermons , „ „ sur l'Harmonie ou concordance des trois Evangelistes So 
Matthieu , So Marc et S, Lu c (1562), his sermons on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians 
(1563) and his Sermons , „ p Sur les V livres de Moy s e Nommes Deuteronome (1567)» 

There are also five works of Calvin, including the Institutions of the Christian 
Religion , translated into English and printed in London from 1571 to 1581, 

A very large number of works by Theodore de Beze, Calvin's colleague and 
successor at Geneva and the first rector of the Geneva Academy^ are available in 
actual copies or on microfilm. Actual copies include his D e Haereticis a 
Civili Magistratu puniendis Libellus (his celebrated attack on Castellion's plea 
for tolerance), his E pistolarum Theologicarum, ,, Liber Unus (1573), the Tractatio 
de Polygamia (1573) s and the 1576 edition of his Poemata o 

Almost all of the B=za titles in the Bilioth^eque publique et univesitaire de 
Geneve are available at Knox College on microfilm^ For example, his Tractationes 
Th eologicae (1582), which along with his Annotationes provides the chief source 
of Beza's theological thought, is included» His Serm ons sur l'histoire de la 
Resurrection (±591) and his Sermons sur l'histoi re de la Passion (1598) are also 
on film. 

Finally, there are several works in English translation on film, such as 
A brief wrytying, exhibited by Magister Tneodore de Beze, to the '^eene Mother at 
F oyssi (1561 j^, A Booke of Christian Questions an d Answers (1574) and others „"**" 

Allen L„ Farris 

*: See the last issue of the Bulletin for English translations of other 
Continental Reformers at the Trinity College Library, A future issue of the 
Bulletin will describe the Recusant Collection and other related English materials 
at the Saint Michael's College Library (NZD), 



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Vol. I, Number 3 

February, I965 


3ceA bulletin with nev/s of interest to Toronto scholars working in the fields oî ^::zz: 

the Renaissance and the Reforration. Send any items to N.Z. Davis, Depa 

Political Economy, University of Toronto. " ' 


Friday, March 19 — Dinner meeting of Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium. 
DR. KYLE C. SESSIONS, Assistant Professor of History at Huron 
College, will speak on "THE HYIÎN AND THE SCHOOL: A PROBLEM IN 
Faculty Club, University of Toronto; reception, 5:30-6:30; 
dinner, 6:30-7:30; paper and discussion, 7:30-about 9. 

March 27- 

-Festival Singers of Toronto perform the Lenten rite to settings 

by Renaissance composers, 
Gladstone Avenue. 

St, Anne's Anglican Church, 270 

May 21-22- 

-North Central Renaissance Conference at Michigan State 
University, East Lansing, Michigan. 

Included in this issue: 

Italian verse in the University of Toronto Library 

Leonardo at the Pontifical Institute 

Pediatrics and allied literature at the Academy of 

Agricultural manuals at the University Library 
Books on customs at the Alcoholism Research Foundation 



The annual meeting of the council of the Renaissance Society of America was 
held in New York January 30, 1965, with Professor Josephine Waters Bennett in the 
Chair. The morning session was devoted to business reports and discussion of the 
Society's relation to the American Council of Learned Societies (ACLS) within the 
framework of the proposed new congressional act which will link the Humanities and 
the Creative Arts. Hotly debated were such questions as citizenship, loyalty 
oaths and so forth in their ei'fect on the distribution of proposed research awards. 
Draft proposals stipulate American citizenship and loyalty oaths along with denial 
of affiliation with any so-called subversive organizations but the Society un- 
animously endorsed recommendations which would open awards to residents as well as 
citizens and require no loyalty oaths of any kind. 

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After a buffet luncheon at the Men's Faculty Club of Columbia University the 
afternoon session was devoted to reports on current scholarship in the following 
fields: French, History, Fine Art, Slavics, Music, English. These will be 
published in an early issue of Renaissance News along with the usual Treasurer's 
report, etc. 

Participants at the meeting included such well known figures as Paul Kristeller, 
Gustave Reese, Felix Gilbert, E. Lowinsky, W.G. Constable, M.A. Shaaber and 
John H. Randall, Jr. Reports were witty and often devastating. Do you know 
'Wedding Cake criticism' is? You put the book under your pillow and dream 
on it overnight Î ^ 

Victor Graham 



Mr. J. A. Molinaro and Miss Diane Dyer of the Department of Italian and Hispanic 
Studies are preparing a bibliography of Italian verse collections (from 1500 to 
1800) in the Rare Book Room of the University of Toronto. Among some of the more 
interesting items are: Girolamo Benivieni, Opera (Venetia, 1522) with a commentary 
on one of his poems by Giovanni Pico della Mirandola; two editions of Petrarch's 
Rime with the commentary of Alessandro Vellutello (Venetia, 1550 and 1563); 
other editions of Petrarch by Girolamo Ruscelli (Venetia, 1554) and another edited 
by Ludovico Castelvetro (Basilea, 1582). There is a sixteenth-century anthology 
of Italian verse compiled by Girolamo Ruscelli entitled Rime di diversi eccellenti 
autori bresciani (Venetia, 1554) and a first edition of Luca Contile, Rime 
(Venetia, 1560). 


J. A. Molinaro 


In addition to the Italian materials described in the last Bulletin by 
Paul Grendler, the Institute of Mediaeval Studies also has the first edition of 
Leonardo da Vinci's Trattato della pittura . Printed by Langlois in Paris in 
1651, it is a handsome folio, edited by Raphael Trichet du Fresne and dedicated 
to ^een Christine of Sweden. 

Sybille Pantazzi 

The Center for Reformation and Renaissance Studies at Victoria University, 
University of Toronto, is starting an offprint library. Offprints on any subject 
in the period 1400-1700 will be much appreciated. 



The T.G.H. Drake Collection, bequeathed to the Toronto Academy of Medicine 
(288 Bloor West) in 196ljis one of the best of its kind in the world. The late 

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Dr. Drake brought together 3000 antiques and 1500 rare books (about 150 of them 
printed before 1700) related to pediatrics and the rearing of young children. 
Actually the range of this extraordinary collection is wide. It will appeal to 
anyone interested in the history of medicine and surgery, of women, of poor-relief 
and foundling hospitals; and to anyone wishing to investigate the psychological 
and cultural vistas opened by Philippe Aries in his fascinating Centuries of 
Childhood. A Social History of Family Life . 

One category of books in the Drake Collection concerns childbirth, the art 
of the midwife, and problems of conception. In Italian is La Commare . by G.S. 
Mercurio (d. 1616)} and the^e are French treatises by Jacques Du Val ( Traité des 
hermaphrodits et des accouchemens . Rouen, I6l2), Jacques Guillemeau (d. I6l3), and 
the eminent Francois Ifeuriceau (d. 1709). For the English midwife, Guillemeau 's 
treatise was translated into English as Childbirth or the happy delivery of women 
(1635), and such works as The English midwife enlarged (1682) were printed. Three 
works deserve special mention. One is a little French Life of Saint Margaret , the 
patron saint of women in childbirth. According to Rabelais, women kept such a book 
with them while in labour. Another is Damian Carbon's Libro del arte de las 
Comadres o madrinas . beautifully printed in 1541 on the island of Majorca where 
this physician and admirer of Erasmus lived. It has on its flyleafs some itemized 
accounts in a 16th-century Spanish hand. Finally, one midwife — Louise Bourgeois - 
spoke up for herself. This midwife to the royal family published in the early 
17th century her Observations diverses sur la stérilité. .accouchements et maladies 
des_femries, including instructions to her daughter, she had trained in this 

Another theme running through many of these works is the wet-nurse, about whom 
a controversy had raged since at least the fifteenth century. Both Scaevole de 
Sainte Marthe and Luigi Tansillo (d. 1568) wrote poems on this subject, Tansillo's 
La balia being first printed in the 18th century. The most interesting book here 
is the Countesse of Lincolnes Nursery (Oxford, 1622). The Puritan Elizabeth 
Clinton*, Countess of Lincoln, repenting that she had not nursed her own children, 
criticized the use of a wet-nurse on both Biblical and natural grounds. 

A large number of books in the Drake Collection are medical studies of the 
diseases of childhood and regimens for the health of children, or at least have 
sections devoted to these subjects» Relevant editions of several classical and 
Arabic authors are included, such as Galen (Lyons, 1548-9); Celsus (Venice, 1493; 
Basel, 155l);Paulus Aegineta, edited by Guillaume Cop, who learned his Greek from 
Erasmus (Paris, 1512, Basel, 1532); Rhazes (Venice, 1508); Avicenna (Basel, 1556); 
and Avenzoar (Venice, 1496)., Similarly, one can find Latin works on these topics 
written by, or collected by, such Renaissance physicians as the Italians Paulo 
Bagellardo and Girolamo Mercuriali; the Frenchmen Pierre Tolet and Jean Liebault; 
the Germans Sebastian Oestereichen and loannes Curio; and the Flemish Balduinus 
Ronsseus (the very rare first edition of his De hominis primo rd lis hysteric isque • 
affectibus centones .Louvain. 1559). At the same time, certain physicians begsn to 
write regimens in the vernacular, dedicating them often to a woman. Such are 
Bartholomaeus Metlinger's Ein Regiment der jungen Kinder (Augsburg, 1473) and 
Heinrich von Louffenburg's Ein regiment der Gesundheit Fur die jungen Kinder (1550), 
Simon de Vallambert, physician to the Duchess of Savoy, boasted that his De la 
manière de nourrir et gouverner les enfans (Poitiers, 1565) was the first such work 

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in French, although Claude Valgelas had translated Jerome de Honteux' Conservation 
de la santé , which included pediatric material, from the Latin six years earlier» 
Thomas Phaer's The Regiment of Life... with the boke of children , which went through 
many editions after its first appearance in 1545 (the Drake Collection has four 
16th-century editions), attacks those who grudge "physicke to come forth in English." 
Do they want to be "marchauntes of our lives and deathes, that we should buy our 
health only of them and at their prices?" 

Some of the books in the Drake Collection stress the educational rather than 
the physical side of child-rearing. Among these are Thomas Elyot's The boke named 
the governor in the 1553 edition and John Locke's Some thoughts concerning education 
(1693 éd.). There are two tracts on geniuses — Baillet's Pes enfants devenus 
célèbres par leurs etudes (I688) and the anonymous Miraculous child . . . from 
Manchester. . .how one Charles Bennet...but three years old doth speak Latine, Greek 
and Hebrew (1679). An important work by Juan de Dios Huarte y Navarro (d. 1592) 
is he-re — The examination of mens wits in which, by discovering the varietie of 
natux-es, is shewed for what profession each one is apt , translated from the Italian, 
which in turn Camello Camilli had translated from the Spanish (the University 
Library has facsimiles of the Spanish and English editions). One of the most 
charming books in the Collection is Les .jeux et plaisirs de l'enfance (1657), 
designed by Jacques Stella and engraved by his young niece Claudine Bouzounet 

Finally, mention should be made of the numerous works on foundling hospitals 
in the Library. These include primary or secondary source material on hospitals 
in London, Paris, Toulouse, Lyons, Dijon, and Tarascon among other cities, and in 
Italy and Germany. John Graunt's Natural and political observations. . .made upon 
the bills of mortality (I676 ed. ) is included in a copy evidently owned by his 
fellow Political Arithmetician William Petty. 


Natalie Z, Davis 


(a) -f^ncient and Mediaeval Treatises Printed before I6OO. The invention of 
printing coincided with a revival of interest in agricultural treatises, and in the 
years up to I6OO most of the works of antiquity, as well as some mediaeval works, 
were published. The Library has recent editions of all the Roman manuals printed 
in this period, and an early edition of Palladius, De re rustica libri XIIII 
(Paris: R. Stephanus, 1543). This work, which draws heavily on e"a.rlier ~ 
authorities, was probably the Roman treatise on farming that was best known during 
the Middle Ages. The Library of Trinity College owns another sixteenth-century 
edition of Palladius, which is bound with the De re rustica libri of Cato and 
Varro (Lyons; S. Gryphius, 1541), edited by Petrus Victorius. ' Of the works 
written during the Middle Ages, tue most important was perhaps the Ruralia commoda 
of Pietro de Crescenzi (1230? - 1320?), first printed in 1471. The Library's 

very valuable copy of this book (probably Speyer: Peter Drach, c. 1490-95) contains 
many woodcuts, and is still in its original binding of boards partly covered with 
pigskin. The Library also has a recent edition of another thi'^teerit.h-f^enturv 
work, Walter of Henley's Husbandry , of which the first printed edition probably 
appeared c. 1510. 

(b) English Treatises of the Renaissance. The earliest modern works on 
farming, apart from several compilations copied from the ancients, were in the 
English language: Sir Anthony (?) Fitzherbert's Boke of Husbandry and his Surveying e , 

«I have just found another, still earlier edition of some classical writers» Libri 
de re rustica (Venice'. Aldus, 1514) which contains the agricultural works of Cato^ 
Varro, Columella, and Palladius» 

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both of which were first published in 1523. The Library has an eighteenth-century 
edition of these two works. The next important landmarks were Thomas Tusser's 
A Hundred Good Points of Husbandry of 1557 and his Five Hundred Points of Good 
Husbandry of 1573, of which the Library has recent editions. Though written in 
verse, Tusser's books advocated novel practices, many of which were to be important 
in raising the productivity of farmland. Of Thomas Littleton's Tenures in English , 
a work which throws much light on the legal side of farming, the Library has the 
first titled edition (London: Thomas Wight, 1600). Gervase Markham's work on the 
reclamation and improvement of land, Farewel to Husbandry of l620, is perhaps one 
of the few original works of this prolific, but unscrupulous, "author"; our edition 
(London: Sawbridge, 1684) is particularly good. We have the third edition of 
Samuel Hartlib, His Legacy to Husbandry (London: P.M. for R. Wodnothe, 1655), 
Tirst printed in 1651. A work by a contemporary of Hartlib' s , John Smith's 
England's Improvement Reviv'd: in a Treatise of all Manner of Husbandry and Trade 
by Land and Sea , first published in l670» is represented in our collection by an 
early edition (London: T. Newcomb, 1673). John Evelyn's Silva. or a Discourse on 
Forest Trees , was first delivered as a series of lectures to the Royal Society 
in 1662, the year of its founding. Our edition of this work, (London; R, Scott, 
1706) also contains his "Gardeners' Almanack". The Library also has a recent 
edition of Evelyn's Garden Letters , a work which is of some value for the study 
of gardening practice. Finally, the Library has first editions of three early 
eighteenth-century works on farming: Timothy Nourse, Campania foellx (London: 
Bennet, 1700), John Mortimer, The t^Jh.ole Art of Husbandry (London: Mortlock, 
1701), and John Laurence, Fruit-Garden Kalendar (London; B. Lintot, 1718). 

(c) French Treatises of the Renaissance. New works on farming appeared later 
in France than in England, the first being Bernard Palissv's Recepte veritable par 
laquelle tous les hommes de la France pourront apprendre a multiplier et augmenter 
leurs thresors of 1563. We have a recent edition of this treatise contained in 
Palissy's collected works edited by B. Fillon. A year after Palissy's pioneering 
work, there appeared a more substantial manual, Charles Estienne's L'agriculture 
et maison rustique , of which we have the first edition (Paris: du Puis, 1564). 
The Library also has a later, much enlarged version of this work, Charles Estienne's 
and Jean Liebault's L'agriculture et maison rustique (Lyons; J. Olier, 1659) and 
an early edition of Estienne's De re hortensi libellus (Lyons s S. Gryphius, 1539), 
probably first published in 1535. Of the other important French work on farming, 
Olivier de Serre 's Théâtre d'agriculture et ménage des champs of I6OO, the Library 
has an edition of 1802, 


Andrew Watson 


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Street in Toronto. In its Library on the 5th floor is a small collection of 
rare books on the social history of drinking. Some are books of customs and manners; 
some are political proposals in regard to drunkenness. Most of them can not be 
found at one University j^ibrary. 

The Collection was assembled by the late Dr. Elvin Morton Jellinek, formerly 
of Yale University and a pioneer in the scientific study of alcoholism. After 
spending some time in Toronto where he assisted in founding such a programme, 
he gave this collection of books to the Foundation in 1959. 

In addition to two works on antique customs, compiled by Niccolo Perotti 
(printed 1513) and Thomas Dempster (printed l6l2), the Library has one of the 
earliest and most important Renaissance books of customs — loannes Boemus' 





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Omnium Gentium Mores Leges et Ritus ex multis clarissimus rerum scriptoribus . This 
1538 edition is one of the many which followed its first appearance in 1520. The 
unusual Praxis Medic inae Nova Ratio by the physician loannes Heurnius (d. l60l) is 
also here. 

A few works on the manners of a gentleman are here, written in Italian or 
translated from the Spanish into Italian. Antonio Guevara's popular work, which 
the University Library has in Spanish, is present in a beautiful 1562 edition 
printed in Venice — Aviso de Favoriti e Dottrina de Cortegiani . Also included 
are Girolarao Garimberto's Delia Fortuna (Venice, mid-l6th century); Stefano Guazzo's 
La civil conversatione , in a 1588 edition in which a French owner has occasionally 
translated words into French in the margin; and the Discorsi Cavallereschi of 
Francesco Birago (Milan, 1622). 

Finally, the collection has four English works which are, characteristically, 
concerned about the dangers of drinking: The Great Evil of Health-Drinking (1684). 
A. Burnaby's Two Proposals. . .to Commons... a duty on Malt (1 6q6). An Impartial 
Inquiry into the Benefits and Damages... of low priced Spirituous Liquors (1751) 
and Henry Fielding's An Inquiry into the causes of the Late Increase of Robbers 

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|/ol. II, No. 1 

October, I965 

iSditorss Natalie Z. 


Political Economy, and James K. McConica, Saint Basil's 



^nnurs., Oct. Ik: 

Professor Richard S. Sylvester of Yale University will speaJt on 
"Wyatt and Surrey; A Plea for Non-Exclusive Criticism in Tudor 
Poetry," 8:50 p.m.. Room 515 (Laidlaw Libraxy), University 

!"ri.. Sat .Oct. 15-16: Conference on Editorial Problems — "Sixteenth-Century Editing and 

Publishing". Contact Professor R.J. Schoeck of St. I»Cchael's 
College for more information. 

Churs., Oct .21; 

i'ri., Oct .22: 
i'ri., Oct. 22: 
raURS., DeCo2: 

Dr. M. Domenica Legge of the University of Edinburgh will speaJt 
on "The Importance of Anglo-Norman", ktlO p.m.. Room IO6, 
University College 

COLLOQUIUM, 12:15-2:00, Faculty Club 

Dr. Legge will speak on " Doubt and Question in French from the Middle 
Ages to the Renaissance", 5 «00 p.m., Twfy Hall, Pontifical Institute 

COLLOQUIUM. Professor CM. Kortepeter of the Department of Islamic 
Studies will speak: on the Renaissance and Reformation in the Ottoman 
Empire, 5:50 - about 9 p.m.. Faculty Club 

Included in this issue: Recusant and other books at Saint Michael's 

Luther at Toronto 
A Chronicle of Mantiia at Toronto 


The question which I have been asked most often during the last months about the 
IJJentre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, is whether its library is intended only 
'or those scholar's and graduate students attached to Victoria. Of course not. As 
: icon as we have a reading room (we hope within a year or so), we want our books and micro- 
I '11ms to be used by anyone qualified. Our books will be included as soon as possible in 
he Union Catalogue of the University Library. But remember, ours will be a closed 
rary: books can be read there but not taken out; they should always be available. 


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Keaxiwhile my colleagues of the managing committee and myself would be pleased to conduct 
any interested staff -member or graduate student through our stacks. Don't expect 
too much, and you may well find something you are glad to see (mouldy books exhibited 
only on demand ) . 

V/e are Just a little over twelve months old now. V/e have 1700 books, all on 
temporary catalogue slips, and a few films. They include an expanding collection of 
Erasmiana and of works by and on Erasmus' contemporaries^ a growing specialized reference 
collection (in which we already take some pride); a number of beginning collections 
for graduate courses on Luther, Elizabethan Poetry, îfontaigne et Pascal, and German 
Reformation History; and some other books, for instajice a fair number on Duerer and 

If our collection continues the way it has so far, Latinists and Germanists will be 
at an advantage, but we are not biassed against English or French or any of the 
languages the humanists were prepared to pick up on the side. For the time being we are 
concentrating on Northern Europe; for Italy and Spain we have so far done little, but of 
course we must do something. In areas v;here the University Library is strong, we will 
have little or nothing, e.g. Italian drama. The aim is to present something extra in 
Toronto, not to compete with any institution; to develop on a modest scale a specialized 
library of a kind that is fairly common on a much larger scale in every country of 
Western Europe and in the United States, though in our area evidently unique in Canada. 

By now, we have acquired a fair number of sixteenth-century books, among others. 
But this year our book-budget may well be lower than last year's, for we will need 
more services and equipment. Even if this were not the case, we would bo unvrise not to 
svritch soon to large-scale purchases of microfilm and xeroxes. We'd like to have some 
authors complete and not merely rare books to show. Then perhaps scholars can depend on 
our collection. Among other plans are: to sponsor an annual Erasmus lecture (to be 
given by Professor W.K. Ferguson this year), to produce a brochure, to attract donations 
(wouldn't it be nice if we could buy most of the books we need and attract some fellows), 
to plan for a reading room and offices, to clean dirty books and to mend them properly, 
to have them catalogued expertly. By the way, we have dozens of jobs for volunteer 
enthusiasts -- from drudgery to physical exercise to bibliographical research. 

^■/hat have we got already, apaxt from Erasmus? Two editions of Alciati's Bmblemata 
and two of Ripa; several early Melanchlhons, Bucer's Vom Tag zu Hagenau and twenty 
books on Zwingli; a number of classics xn humanistic editions or sixteenth-century 
vernacular; a growing collection of catalogues of famous booksales or libraries; a list 
of all Luther books in Toronto libraries; a few things on the early printers and several 
works on Plantin; a lot of books which deliberately duplicate what is available else- 
where in Toronto, e.g., McKerrow's Nashe ; the beginnings, in other words, towards 
what may be a scholarly library in ten years, if vre have the encouragement of those who 
read this. 


F.D. Hoeniger 


An interesting group of uncatalogued books at St. Michael's forms the nucleus of 
1 recusant collection. Limitations of space and money hamper its growbn and reduce it^ 
p;resent usableness, but it places on campus potentially useful material. 


Among the few sixteenth-century editions is More' s Omnia Iiatina Opera ( Touvain , I566 ) 
while the I<fedieval Institute has the great black letter English Workes (London, 1557). 
ther Moreana of a later period include Cresacre f-tore's Life and Deatl: oi' Sir T.oornas 

-re in the I627 and I726 editions. 

Among items of more scholarly character are: Nicolas Harpsfeld's Historia 
r:;licans Ecclesiastica (Douai, l622), of which Anthony VJood said, the author "abating 
s o^^m interest, he well deserves of all posterity;" the four folio volumes of 
ohael Alford (or Gilbert) > S.J. , Fides Repjia Brittanica, sive Annales Ecclesia 
lege, 1663); euid Richard /erstegen's Restitution of decayed intelligence in Antiquities 
,i-ondon, l675)« 

Material of Jesuit association includes the canonized Edmund Campion's Decem rationes 
in the useful Plant in-I-bretus edition (Antwerp, I65I) and Claude La Columbiere's 
Sermons prêchez devant... la Duchesse d'Yorck (Lyons, l68h) . Parson is represented by 

several works, a Xerox copy of the I603 Treatise on the three conversions of England, 
Secret memoirs of Robert Dudley (London, I706), and George Stanhope's Anglican edition 

of Christian directory (London, 175^). The fact that this book appeared in such editions, 
land non- conformist ones, reminds us of another aspect of Parsons character than the 
nolitical one and his influence on Gibbon, for instance easier to understand. A 
ner book by another Jesuit is Sebastian Redford's An important inquiry ( London, I758 ) . 

Although this literature is predominantly polemic or apologetic, there are a number 
devotional works. The pious and learned Abraham Woodhead is represented by An 
historical narration of the life and death of our Lord Jesus Christ (Oxford, 16857, 
iand Two discourses concerning. . .the Eucharist (Oxford, I687) . There is one book by John 
Gather, whose prose style Dryden commended so highly. Prayers for the Sundays and 
festivals (Wolverhampton, I800), and an interestingly bound trauislation of The Office of 
the Holy Week (2nd éd., London, 1729). Alban Butler's I'feveable feasts ( London, 177^+), 
and several of BishOi- Challoner's meditative works, Garden of the soul (1798) and Think 
well on't (1801) are others of this type. An earlier para-liturgical work is Thomas 
Stapleton 's Promptuarium. ♦ .super evangelia dominicalia ( Cologne, I620) . 

Among the most typical recusant books the Douay Bible (Uth éd., Cousterier, I655- 
55) and the Douay Catechism, Plenry Turberville 's Abridgement of Christian Doctrine 
(ed. London, 1720), must rank high. Among the spate of polemicists two that are rather 
rr.ore literate are Robert Manning ajid Edward Hawarden. Of the former there is 
present in this collection The shortest way to end disputes (Brussells, 17l6), England ' s 
conversion and reformation compared and two others. From Hawarden there is present among 
others that slightly ecumenical work Charity and truth (London, 1728) with the asseveration 
n its long sub-title "The rule is not universal. . .that none are saved out of the 
nolick communion." Rather more unusual in that age of little inter- faith dialogue 
Père Le Courayer's Defence of the validity of the English ordinations and of the 
- -aeession of the Bishops in the Church of England (London, 1725) and the subsequent 
defence of the dissertation on the validity (London, 1728). 

As might be expected from those regarding theirs as the "old faith", there was 
dways a good deal of historical writing. Tjrpical works are Richard Broughton's A 
-.rue memorial of the .. .religious state of Great Brita in (London, I650) and Thomas Phillip's 
iistory of the life of Reginald Pole (London. 1767). Hugh Tootell's Church history 
3f Enp:land from the year 1500 (Brussells, 1737) is especially valuable because this 
rork (known as Dodd 's Church History), even in Tierney's edition in the nineteenth 
::entury was so frank about the "intestine wars" among his co-religionists that the last 
part could not be re- issued. A late writer in like mode vms Charles Butler, whose 
i ^eminiscence (London, I82I+) and Life of Erasmus (London, 1825 ) exhibit slightly Gallican 
■■raits. Men such as he and Father Joseph Berington, author of Memoirs of . . .Panzani . . . 
^(i_7 State of the English Catholic Church, used to scandalize the more ponderously 
orthodox veterists, such as Charles Plowden, whose Remarks on... memoirs of Gregoiro 
^anzani (Liège, 179^) must conclude this list. 


There is not a little post-emancipation English Catholica at St. Michael's that 

:jinot be recorded here, but it may be added that Newman material figures largely in 

with a speciaJi place for his ^^ Campaign in Ireland , an exceedingly rare copy of the 
■ ivately printed ajid suppressed work published in Aberdeen in I896. 

J.B. Black 



Father Black's description docs not exhaust the useful and rare books that can be 
;und at Saint Michael's College Library. In addition there is a small collection of 
books on other subjects of interest to scholars of the Renaissance and Reformation. For 
instance, Erasmus' Hyperaspites , his celebrated attack on Luther's Servitude of the 
Will, is here in the first edition (Basel, 1526j the University Library also has a copy), 

is a 1562 edition of Erasmus ' New Testament in Greek and Latin (Basel, Nicolas 
.jiylingen). Another Basel edition, typical of publishing interest in that city, is 
f-he 15^17 .Ctoera of Saint John Chrysostum. A learned and much published work by the 
manist Natale Conti, %thologiae sive explicationis fabularum Libri decim , is found 
re in a 1604 edition. The University Library has a French and a Latin copy of this 
-■rk on microfilm. 

On England, one can read the book that Williajn Chilli ngworth of Oxford wrote after 
he had joined and left the Roman Catholic Church — The Religion of Protestants 
(Oxford, 1658). A much used book of English prayers is at the Library, though the 
flower pressed in it probably does not date from iG^k, when Robert Barker printed it. 
ÎVo county histories, published at the end of the eighteenth century, include material 
pertaining to earlier periods : Reverend John Collinson ' s History and Antiquities of 
" the County of Somerset and The History <♦ .^Q id 7 Antiquities of Winchester by the 
Roman Catholic bishop John Milner. 

An Histoire des voyages , a collection of about sixty volumes published in France 
in the mid-eighteenth century, includes travel accounts dating from the fifteenth century. 

Natalie Z. Davis 



There are two editions of Luther's complete works housed in campus libraries. 
The main library has a set of the definitive Weimar Ed. of Luther's works, comprising 
approximately 100 folio volumes (volume 55 unfortunately missing) . Emmanuel College 
has the so-called St. Louis Ed. (23 volumes), a revision of the 18th-century Walch Ed. 
carried out between I88O and I9IO. Inferior to the Weimar Ed. in most respects (Latin 
works are given in German translation, works re-discovered in this century are lacking, 
fewer editorial helps are provided), it is nevertheless valuable on two accounts; it 
has a systematic index, which the VJeimar Ed. does not yet have, and a great many 
contemporary documents (Recesses of Imperial Diets, Papal Bulls, works by Zwingli, 
Carlstadt, and others) are included. 

Of the several editions of selected works available on campus, much the best is 
tiiat edited by Otto Clemen, 8 vols. (Berlin, 1950-55 ) in the University Library and 
tin the library of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies. Both the University 
Library and Emmanuel College have all the volumes published to date in the new American 
Edition of Luther's works under the general editorship of Jaroslav Pelikan (excellent 
translations and notes). 

The library of the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies possesses the 
following sixteenth -century editions of individual works by Luther: a I565 edition of 


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the Hauspostlllen , a 1575 edition of the Schmalcaldische Artickel (1557)} a 1530 edition 
of the V/iderruf vom Fegef eur (1550)> and I589 editions of Das dise Wort Christi» . .noch 
fest st'ehen (1527) and Vom Abendmahl Christi (1528) . The Centre also has facsimiles of 
first editions of the following: the three great pamphlets of 1520 ( Babylonian Capitivity , 
Freedom of the Christian , Address to Christian Mobility ), An die Ratdherrn. . .das sie 
Christliche schiolen auffrichten ...(I52U), and Auslegung des Vaterunsers (I5I8)» 

J.M. Estes 


One of the treasures of the Library of the University of Toronto is the manuscript 
Qironicle of Bernardo Avanzino of Mantua, which covers events of I506 and 1507* The 
Chronicle is written in Italian and in rhyme; and the Library's is the unique copy, and 
actually the dedication copy, written by Avanzino himself for presentation to the 
Maxquis of Mantua. 

The text is now being edited by C.H. Clough, formerly of the Department of History, 
and assistance is being given by Professor Beatrice Corrigan of the Department of Italian 
and Hispanic Studies and Professor D.F.S. Thomson of University College. 

The Avanzino manuscript has an interesting provenance, and was probably in the 
Library of the Marquis of Meintua until the early seventeenth century. Just about a 
hundred years later it appears in the Library of Jacopo Soranzo of Venice and then 
passed to the famous Library of Abate Canonici, from whom it was purchased by the Rev. 
Walter Sneyd. At a sale of some of Sneyd's Library the Avanzino manuscript was purchased 
by Sir Herbert Thompson, who presented it to the Royal. Ontario Museum in I92I. Since 
1963 it has been in the Rare Book Room of the University Library. 

C.H. Clough 

Dr. Kathleen Speight of the University of Manchester will be a visitor in the 
1 Department of Italiaji and Hispanic Studies for the second term. She is a specialist 
on Antonio Pucci, Florentine poet of the fotirteenth century. 


Anne Eegor. Knp^i.ish, Tlm'.versn.ty Coller^e; S-nencer 
■lliam Blisset, English, University College, and editor of the University of Toronto 

Quarterly; Elizabethan and Jacobean literature 
John Buchanan, History, University of Toronto; early 17th c. British history 
James Carscallen, English, Victoria; 17th c. poetry 

Julian Dent, History, University of Toronto; 17th c. France, financial history 
Ellen Dunoon, English, University College; Spencer 

Robert Fink, C.S.B., French, St. Mchael's; l6th c. French literature, Peletier 
Sister Magdala Grisé, French, St. Mchael's; l6th c French poetry 
Peter Hughes, English, Victoria; 17th c poetry. Renaissance literature 
W. McAllister Johnson, Fine Arts, University of Toronto; l6th c French art 
-''.lexander M. Leggatt, English, Scarborough; Jacobean drama 

ria Rika Maniâtes, School of I^sic, University of Toronto; 15th c. Renaissance music 

(double motet) 
A. Vicari, Italian and Hispanic Studies, University of Toronto; Ariosto and Gongora 



(H m..uli ' .ai,ii Jihcl JOlidl GciLllLLt ) 



nee — • 

Vol. II, no. 2 

January, 1966 

Editors: Natalie Z. Davis, Department of Political Economy; James McConica, Saint 
Basil's Seminary 

In this issue: Tudor translations of continental reformers 

Medieval and Renaissance manuscripts in the Drake Collection 
Portuguese and other materials in Vifaterloo 


Jan. 13 — W. McAllister Johnson, Dep't. of Fine Arts, on "The Elder Philostratus and the 

School of Fontainebleau: the Problem of 'Original Illustration' in the Renaissance," 
Room 1069, Sidney Smith, 4 p.m. 

Jan. 13 — Special Events Series of the Faculty of Music: The Concertus Musicus (Ensemble 
of the Vienna S^^phony Orchestra) presents instrumental music of the Middle Ages 
and the Renaissance, Concert Hall, 8:30 p.m. (tickets at the office of the Faculty of 

Jan. 18 — Gordon Keyes, Dept. of Classics, Victoria, on "Saint Augustine's Approach to 
History, Alumnae Hall, Victoria University, 4^30 p.m. 

Jan. 25 — James Estes, Dep't. of History, "Luther, Johannes Brenz and State Church," 
•lumnae Hall, Victoria University, 4^30 p.m. 

Jan. 26,27,29 — The Play of Daniel, directed by Miss C. Wightman and sung and acted in 
Latin, Trinity College Chapel, 8 p.m. 

Feb. 1 — David Hoeniger, Dep't. of English, Victoria, on "The Elizabethan Zoo," Alumnae 
Hall, Victoria University, 4:30 p.m. 

Feb. 1,2,3 — John T, McNeill, Professor Emeritus of the Chicago Theological Seminary, 
will give the Cousland Lectures on "Ecclesiastical Councils." Feb. 1, 12 noon: 
"Councils of the Imperial Church, Nicaea to Chalcedon," Feb. 2, 4 p.m.: "Medieval 
Councils: the Conciliar Movement," Feb. 3, 4:p.n.: "The Conciliar Principle in 
Modern Times: Luther to Vatican II," Emmanuel Lecture Hall. 

pb. 4 — George L, Kustas, Dept. of Classics, University of Buffalo, on "Rhetoric: Late 
Antique and Early Christian," Teefy Hall, Room B, St. Michael's College, 3:10 p.m. 

pb. 6 — Ten Centuries Concert: Exerpts from three Renaissance Masses based on canon — 
Ockeghem, Missa Prolationum; La Rue, Missa Ave sanctissima; Palestrina, Missa Ad 
fugam. Concert Hall, 8:55 p.m. (for tickets, write Secretary, 200 Harlandale, 
Willowdale, or phone BA 2-1487 evenings). 

•' , '^ — Luncheon of Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, guest of honour, 
Wallac; K. Ferguson, Faculty Club, 12:15-2 p.m. 

Feb. 8 — ^IVallace K. Ferguson, Dept, of History, University of Western Ontario, will give 
the first Erasmus Lecture of the Victoria Centre of Reformation and Renaissance 
Studies, Victoria University (room to be announced), /^OO p.m. 

March 4— Dinner meetin'^ of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium. Professor 
Ralph Stanton of the University of 1/aterloo will speak on "The Portuguese Epic befor 
1700," Faculty Club, 5:30-9 p.m. 



The associated libraries of the University of Toronto provide a random selection of 
16th-century English translations from the world of continental reformers. They are worth 
collecting here if only to suggest lines of future buying policy. The main strength, 
predictably, is in the Elizabethan period, and is founded on interest in Luther and 
Calvin. There is a conspicuous absence of works from the large translation enterprise of 
the earlier years of the l6th century, especially that connected with Erasmus. And there 
is little — perhaps surprisingly little — of men such as Peter Martyr, Ochino, and Zwingli, 
who all had an English follov/ing. 

The translators of these works were Puritans of the late l6th and early 17th 
centuries: Thomas Newton, Clement Cotton, John Field, William Fulke (the associate of 
Cartwright), Anthony Gilby (the Frankfort exile end associate of Knox at Geneva), Arthur 
Golding, Thomas Norton (the translator of Calvin's Institutes and passionate persecutor 
of Catholics), and Thomas Tjnrjne, who also translated Pierre de la Ramee's history of 
the civil wars in France. 

These men were not writing on their own, however. Rather they were sponsored by 
patrons whose names show ponrthing of the pattern of aristocratic Puritan interest in the 
country at large: Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester; Sir Thomas Bromeley: Thomas, 
Earl of Sussex; Sir Valliam brooke; Lord Cobham; Lucy, Countess of Bedford, and Lady 
Anne Harrington; and the Earl of Huntingdon. Here is an alphabetical listing of these 
works by author. Editions at the Central Library of the Toronto Public Library are also 

University Library, Rare Book Room: 

A Paranhrastical explanatinn . . .of fourteene holie Psalmes . London. 
Richard Yardley and Peter Short. 1590. tr. Anthonie Gilby (STC 2053; 1st ed, 1580) 
This is the second volume of two, the first being a translation of all the Psalras. 
I" largins slightly trimmed in re -binding , bujb a very fine copy, which gives a rare 
ir 3Ssion of the type of small devotional wurk v;hich was generally so perishable and 
L ■- '..oday so difficult to trace. 

It should be added that the Caven Library at Knox College and the University 
Library together include al-^ost complete microfilm collections of the English 
translations of Bez.a's works. Lack of space forbids comment on these here, but a 
complete listing can be had from the Caven Library. 


University Library: 

The Inst .tution of Christian Religion . 

London. Arnold Hatfield. 1599, tr. Thomas Norton (STC 4423; 1st ed. I56I) 

Knox Collège, Caven Library: 

The Inatitutions of the Christian Religion . 

Tondon, 1587?7 '^^'^^ copy lacks the title and final pages. 


Lectures uoon the five first chanters of the Prophecie of lerrneiah by Mr. John Calvin. 
/ London, l6207 

tr, Clement Cotton. Dedicated to Lucy, Countess of Bedford and Lady Anne Harrington 
(STC 4466) . The only edition; lacking title page, 

Coraraentaries of that divine John Calvine uoon the Prophet Daniell . 

London, John Day. 1570. tr. especially for the Earl of Huntingdon by Anthony (îilby 

(STC 4397j only edition). 'A.G. ' is soir.etimes held to have been Arthur Golding. This 

copy has extensive marginal annotations in red ink in two l6th century hands, and ownership 

signatures of 'Richard Roly' e.g. p. 39. 

The Above two works are bound together, not trimined, and constitute a fine copy. 

Sermons of Maister John Calvin UDon the Booke of Job » 

London» Thomas VJoodcock. 15S4. tr. by Arthur Golding and dedicated by him to the Earl of 

Leicester (STC 4447; 1st ed. 1574). A large folio with considerable worming. 

Thirteene Sermons of Maister John Calvine Entreating of the Free Election of God in Jacob ^ 
and of réprobation in Esau . 

London» T, Dawson for Thomas Man and Tobie Cooke. 1579 (STC 4457; only ed.) Translated from 
French by John Field, dedicated to the Earl and Countess of Bedford, This is a very fine 
n^p •, with what is possibly the signature of the original owner, 'G. Ledys' on the title 
page. It is untriramed, and evidently in the original vellum binding. 

A Comnentarie of M. John Calvine upon the Epistle to the Colossians . 

London. Thomas Purfoote, / n.d. 1581?/(STC 4403; only ed.) Translated by R. Vaux and 

dedicated to a group of divines, this singular good friendes and Patrons'. The work also 

includes the commentary on Galatians. Bound in the same volu.iie is: Sermons of M, John 

Calvin uoon the x. Commandements of the Lawe . 

London. Thoin, Da . .on for Thomas uoodcocke. 1581 (STC 4456; 1st ed. 1579). Translated from 

French by J. Harmer and dedicated to the Earl of Leicester. 

The F'>:Lmes ol' David and others . .J'ith M. John Calvins Commentaries. . 

London. Thoruaii Eaït and Henry Middleton for Lucas Harison and Gorge / "sic/ Bishop. 1571 (STC 
4395; 1st ed.) Untrimned and in the original boards. Translated by Arthur Golding and 
dedicated to Edward de Vere, husband of his half-sister. Golding' s career as a transistor i 
perhaps the most significant of those here represented, and it may be noted in passing that 
le is thou'^ht possibly to have published « version of the famous work of Erasmian piety, the 
Benefit of Christ Crucified, from a French version, in 1573. 

The above Calvin collection at the Caven Library is the most important collection of a singL 
author in the present listing, 

Victoria Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies; 

A Commentaire of John Caluine^ upon the first book of Moses called Genesis . 

[iondon, H. Middleton for J. Harison and G. Bishop, 157B (STC 4393). Translated by Thomas 


aermons on the Book of Job . London, 1584 (See Caven Library copy) 


Inox College, Caven Library: 

'ious and Learned Annotations uoon the Holy Bible . . . by Mr. John Diodati 

jondon. Miles Flesher for Nicholas Fussell. I648, Second edition. 

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[ There is a dearth of Ene:lish tran \ations from Erasmus. The Victoria Centre for 
Reformation and Renaissance Studies an the Central Library of the Toronto Public Library 
have complete copies oj the Paraphrases of 1548, published by V^hitchurch. The Victoria 
Centre also has two incomplete copies, one of the first volume and one of Luke and John 
extracted from V/hitchurch ' s edition. The University Library has the first volume of the 
Paraphrases, unfortunately closely trinmed since it had l6th century marginalia. Both 
the University Library and the Victoria Centre have 17th century editions, which fall 
outside the period of the present survey. .«_««__ — ~ 


University Library: 

Special and Chosen Sermons of D. Martin Luther . 

London. Thomas Vautroullier. 1578. tr. W. Gace, and dedicated to Sir Thomas Henneage 

(STC 16993; first éd.). This is a fine copy, with owners' signatures and contemporary 


A Commentarie upon the Epistle of 3. Paul to the (jalt^ians . 

London, l644o This falls slightly outside the STC period, but is worth noting as an 
edition of the nost re-printed single work by Luther in the period (first ed. 1575). 
An edition of 1580is in the Central Library of the Toronto Public Library. 

Trinity College Library: 

A Conmentary or Exposition upon the two Epistles t^enerall of Sainct Peter 

ana Lhat of Sainct Jude. 

London. For Abraham Veale, 1581 (STC 16973; only ed.) Tr. Thomas Newton, who combined 

interests in poetry, medicine and theology, and dedicated it to Sir Thomas Broraeley, 

Lord Chancellor, 


Trinity College possesses two fine editions of the works of Augustin Marlorat: 
A Catholike and Ecclesiasticall exposition of the holy G-ospell after 

S. John. London. Thomas Marshe, 1575 (STC 17406; only ed.) Translated by Thomas Timme 
Tor Tymme) 'Minister', who also translated Marlorat' s commentaries on Mark and Luke (1583). 
This was dedicated to Lord Thomas, Earl of Sussex and the Countess of Sussex, 

A Catholike and Ecclesiasticall exposition of the holy Gospell after S. Mathewe . London, 
Thomas Marshe. 1570, Also by Timme, dedicated to Sir William Brooke, Lord Cobham (STC 
17404; only ed.). The title page is apparently not integral to this copy. 


Knox College, Caven Library: 

Epistle to the Romans. Colophon: John Daye, 31 Aug. 1568. London. No title page. 

This is STC 24672, the only edition. See Trinity College copy. 

Trinity College: 

Most learned and fruitfull Commentaries of D. Peter Martir Vermilius Florentine, , .upon 
the Epistle of S. Paul to the Romanes , tr. H.B. London, John Dave. n.d.( Colophon; 31 
Aug, 1568) STC 24672, This is a fine copy, trimmed closely on the top margin and re- 
backed early in its history. The library mark at the top of the foredge probably made at 
the time of re-binding. 



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Most fruitfull and learned Commentaries of Doctor Peter Martir Vermil Florentine, 
London» John Day. / 15 6/^/ STC 24670, Dedicated by John Day to Robert Dudley, Earl of 
Leicester. The date given in the catalof^ue as c. 15B0 is incorrect. 

James McConica 

Professor Beatrice Corrigan of the Department of Italian and Hispanic Studies, 
University of Toronto, is compiling a list of all EMBLEM BOOKS in Toronto, to be 
published in a future issue of this bulletin. Please send her inforrflation on emblem 
books in orivate collections in Toronto. 



A recent issue of the bulletin (RR, 1,3) included a description of rare books on 
pediatrics and children in the Drake Collection at the Toronto Academy of Medicine. 
Since that time I have learned thrt the Collection includes a group of manuscripts and 
unbound printed materials. Most of the latter are French edicts on foundling hosnitals an 
child-welfare, a fevj of them dating before 1700, but especially numerous for the period of 
the French Revolution and after. 

Most of the manuscripts also date from after 1700 (e.g., the accounts of a student 
pensionnaire at the Jesuit College in Lyons in the raid 17th century; all kinds of reports 
on foundlings), but there are five manuscripts from before 1700. None of them is 
described in Ricci and Wilson, Census of Medieval and Re nais sance Manuscrints in th e U.S. 
and Canada or in the recent Supplement to it prepared by Faye and Bond. Dr. Drake 
collected these manuscripts because each had some reference to children or wet-nurses, 
but their interest goes beyond these subjects. All of them were purchased frop French 
dealers in the late 1930' s. 

1. Alexander de Villadei: Doctrinale Puerorum, fragment. 

Vellum, 3 f f . , 20 X 14 cm. , first half of the 13th century, red and blue illustrated 
initials with glosses in later hands. 
l6th century signature: Lessar, 

2. Louis de Merles: Book of personal and business accounts, 1464-1480, mostly in Latin 
with a few promissory notes in Provencal. 

Paper, 45 ff., 30 x 11 cm,, written in southern France, 1464-1480 in several hands. 
Encased in vellum with a notarized act on it. 

Louis de Merles seems to have been a lawyer with numerous business dealings, 
especially small loans. The accounts are organized chronologically with some effort to 
separate the credits from the debits. Many entries have lines through then, as though 
this were a memorandum book from which data was being drawn for a more systematic 
account book. Yet sophisticated accounting methods are unlikely for a man who worked 
only with Roman numerals. Rather he usually crossed items out when a payment had 
finally been made. 

Louis de Merles is the father of François de Merles, whose memoirs and accounts (148C 
1520) are in the possession of the University of Pennsylvania Library (Faye and Bond, 
Supplement , p. 493). Rudolf Hirsch, Associate Director of Libr.'jries at the University 
of Pennsylvania, has written me that according to the genealogy in the Pennsylvania 
manuscript, Louis married Apnete Pelegrine in 1459 and François de Merles was born in 
1464. A family named de Merles was prominent in the town of Courthezon, near Avignon, 
in the l6th century. 

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3. Angélique Cîoret: Receipt in French, Dec. 31, I6l2, in which she acknowledf^es that she 
has received 600 livres from RayTnond Philypeaux, seigneur de Herbaule, conseiller du roi 
and trésorier de son épgrg:ne . for havin?^ been wet-nurse to the Count of Soissons. 

Vellum, 1. fl, 18 x 29 cm. 

The Count of Soissons mentioned here is Louis, natural son of Chsrles de Bourbon. 
The latter had died November 1, 1612 and the royal treasurj-- was settlin=? his old debts. 
Louis had been born in l604 ( Les historiettes ô§. Tallemf-nt des Réaux ,, ed, A. Adam /~1960-1/ 
1, 667, 859; thanks to Catherine Holmes for this reference). 

4. Domestic accounts in French of an Avignon family, I6l3-l6l8, 

Paper, If., 50 x 10 cm., with later accounts on the reverse and pasted to another 
^heet. Written in Avif^non, France in 1613-18, perhaps by the mother of the family. 

ii.forrastion on the hirin^^ and wap;es (in Arabic num.erals) of wot-nurses, the purchase 
of I l.:yette, the death of an inftnt, who had been (^iven to a wet-nurse at Chateauneuf 
and who was buried there "in the tomb of my brother-in-law George Jannand." 

5. Colber;.: Letter in French signed by Colbert, April 3, I664, concerning construction 
at the chatet'.u of Fontainebleau. 

Paper, 2 f f . , 22 x 17 cm. 

A Paris, le 3e avril I664 
Je vous escris ce mot pour vous dire que Madame la Nourrice s'en allant a Fontainebleau 
pour quelqu..; accomodements qui sont a faire dans son logement et dans celuy des femmes 
de chsTT.bre Espagnoles de la Reyne. Il est nécessaire que vous dressies au plustost 
un mémoire au just de tout ce a quoy montra ce^ te despense, ce que vous me l'envoyies 
afin qu'après l'avoir fait résoudre, je puisse vous mander d'y faire travailler en 


This letter, which is not included in Pierre Clement's Lettres , Instructions si 
némoi res ^ Colbert )Paris, 1861-32), was written only a few months after Colbert had 
been made Surintendant et ordonnateur general des bâtiments. A note on the manuscript in 
a 20th century hand identifies the addressee as a "K. Arnaxalt, architecte du roi a 
Fontaineble.' '■," but no support for this identification is found in Clement's Lettres (vol. 
or in Jules liuiffrey's Compte des bâtiments iu, roi sous l£ Règne ^ Loui s XIV . 

Louis XIV had a son Lo ds, born I66I, and his wife was pregnant at the ti"ie this 
lett(vr was written. 

Natalie Zemon Davis 




The University of Waterloo acquired last year a valuable collection of books of 
the l6th and 17th centuries which v/ill be of interest to our members. There is some 
contemporary material on the English Civil War, including James Heath's Brief Chronicle 
(1663), En-^land's Worthies (1647) by John Vicars, and the 1663 edition of Cabala. „ . 
Hystéries of State and Government o 

There are also l6th century editions of Pindar, Xenophon, Juvenal, and Euclid, and 
several works on mathematics, surveying, and navigation. Italian items include early 
editions of Boiardo, Ariosto, Berabo, Bernardo Tasso, and Aretino. Petrarch is represented 
by the 1581 Basel edition of his Latin works, and Poliziano by his Latin works published 
in Lyons in 1533. History, religion, and ethics are also represented in works written 
in Latin, German, and Italian, 

This year the Library acquired the private collection of the former Director of the 
University of Coimbra Library, Dr. Antonio Gomes de Rocha Madahill. This collection 
includes a substantial number of items written before 1700, of which about one-nuarter 
are in languages other than Portuguese. There are also many rare early Portuguese works, 
especially of an historical nature. 

Beatrice Corrigan 


Along with the recent Portuguese acquisition at the Library of the University of 
Waterloo, the private collection of Professor Ralph Stanton of V.'aterloo makes thct city 
one of the better places in North America to find sources on Portugal, Pro^'ersor Stanton 
'liesses that there are about 10,000 volumes on Portuguese literature and history in his 
collection. About 250 of them were printed before 1700. 

The strong point of his collection is the Portuguese epic. ThougV ' e owns the 
15V7 or 5th edition of Caraoes' epic, he has not specialized in the works of that poet. 
He has the 1589 edition of Francisco de Andrade's nrimeiro cerco que os Turcos nuzeracf 
a P'ortalezo de Dio and several epics by Jeronimo Cortereal — The Second Siege of Diu . 
The Shipwreck of Sepulveda . and Austriada, a poem celebrcting the battle of Lepanto. The 
collection is especially rich in 17th century epics, many of them shovang indirect 
opposition to Spanish rule, which lasted until I64O. Among the 17th century pieces are 
Francisco Child Rolim de Moura's Christian epic. The Last Ends of Man (l623), End the 
UlyssippO f poema heroica of Antonio de Sousa de Macedo, who was the Portuguese ambassador 
to England during the 16A0's. 

There are also several early historical vjorks in Professor Stanton's Library, One 
of them is Asia Extrema ^ a history of the Jesuits in China written on rice paper in 1644 
by the Jesuit Antonio de Gouvea. This is almost certainly the unique copy of this 
unpublished manuscrint(see Backer and Sommervogel, Bibliothèque de la Compagnie de 
Jésus . III, 1637). 


John Priestley, French, York University, l6th century French literature, Montaigne 
E.P. Vicari, English, Scarborough, early 17th century. Burton. 




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Vol. II, no. 3 March, 1966 

Editors: Natalie Z. Davis, Department of Political Economy; James McConica, Saint 
Basil's Seminary 


Friday, March A. — Dinner meeting of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, 
Professor Ralph Stanton of the University of Waterloo will speak on "The 
Portuguese Epic before 1700," Faculty Club, 5:30-9:00 p.m. 

March 15, 16, 17 — Professor Northrop Frye of Victoria College will give the Alexander 
Lectures, "Fools of Time: Studies in Shakespearean Tragedy." Hart House Theatre, 
4.:30 p,m„ 

April 3 "-- Ten Centuries Concerts, medieval and renaissance instrumental music. Concert 
Hall, 8:55 p.m. 

May 13-1 4- ■ — Meeting of the North Central Conference of the Renaissance Society of 

America, at the University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario. Local Chairman: Professor 
John F„ Sullivan, English Department, University of Windsor. Speakers include 
Professor J.H, Hexter of Yale University, Ephim G. Fogel of Cornell University and 
^alachandra Rajaji of the University of Windsor. 



The importance of emblem literature to Renaissance sind Reformation scholars in 
many fields prompted the following census of emblematic works in Toronto 
collections. List 1, based on Mario Praz's bouaxes in Seventeenth Century 
Imagery (2i\d éd., London: Warburg Institute, 1964), consists of early editions and of 
facsimiles and reprints of the same works. List II (compiled by Sybille Pantazzi) 
consists of facsimiles and reprints of works which are represented only in those fonns 
in Toronto Libraries. 

In List I Praz's form has been followed for proper names, and his system of 
inclusion and exclusion has also been followed. Items not found in Praz are marked 
with an asterisk. 

My special thanks are due to Professors Jay Macpherson, Marshall McLuhan, Alan 
Pritchard,and Richard Schoeck, who allowed me to include works from their collections. 

The following symbols indicate the location of the books: 

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AGT Art Gallery of Toronto 

AP A. Prit chard 

BG B. Gorrigan 

JM J. Macpherson 

K Knox College 

MM Marshall Mcliihan 

OC Osborne Collection at 

The Toronto Public Library 



Centre for Reformation and Renaissance 

Studies, Victoria University in the 

University of Toronto 

Richard Scheock 

S. Pantazzi 

Toronto Public Library 

University of Toronto Library 





AFFIDATI. See Contile. 

OCCULTI. Rime de gli Accademici Occulti con le loro imprese et discorsi. 
In Brescia, Vincenzo dl Sabbio, 1568. UT 

Engraved emblematic frontispiece, 16 devices and discourses. All discourses 
by Bartolomeo Arnigo, except that on his ovm device. Plates engraved by 
Bartolomeo da Brescia. j 

ALCIATI, Andrea. Los Emblemas de Alciato trafiucidos en rhimas espanolas. 

Anadidos de figuras y de nuevos Emblemas en la tercera parte de la obra. Dirigidos 
al Illustre S, Juan Vasquez de Molina, /Tr, by Bernardino Daza_/. En Lyon por 
Guilelmo Rovillio, 15A9. UT ] 

Emblematic title page and 110 emblems. 


Omnia Andreae Alciati V.G. Emblemata ; Gum commentarils, quibus Emblematum omnium 
aperta origine; mens auctoris explicatur, & obscura omnia dubiaque illustrantur : 
Per Claudium Minoem Divisionem, Editio tertia alijs multo locupletior. Antverpiae, 
Ex officina Christophori Plantini, 1581. UT 

210 emblems. 

Emblemata cum Claudii Minois I.C. Commentarils. Ad postremam Auctoris editionem 
auctis & recognitis. Ex Officina Plantiniam Raphelingii, 1608. UT. 

211 emblems and portrait of Alciati, sighed W.S. 

Andreae Alciati L.V.G. Emblemata . Elucidata doctissimis Claudij Minois Commentarij. 
Quibus additae sunt eiusdem Auctoris Notae Posteriores: Quorum indagine aperta 
omnium Emblemtatum origine, sensusq. intimo eruto, mens Auctoris detegitur & 
explicatur: atque apertè obscura omnia, quaeq. dubitationem aliquam prae se ferebant, 
illustrantur. Postrema hac Editlone à mendis quamplurimis, quibus superiores 
scatebant, omnia repurgata, atque in nitidiorem sensum reducta, Lugduni, Apud 
Haeredes Guglielmi Rouillij, 1614. JM 
213 emblems. 


Emblemata V. Cl, Andreae Alciati cma Imaginibus plerisque restitutis ad mentem 
Auctoris. Adiecta compendiosa explicatione Claudij Minois Divionensis, et notulis 
extemporarijs Laurentij Pignorij Patavini. 'Patavii apud Pet. Paulum Tozzi^um, 1618 
211 emblems. 


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V. Cl. Andreae Alciatl Emblemata c\im commentarijs Claudii Minois I.C, Francisci 
Sanctii Brocensis, & Notis Laurentii Pignorii Patavini. Novissima hac editione in 
contiunam unium Commentarii seriem congestis, in certae quasdam quasi Classes 
disposti, & plusquam dimidia parte auctis. Opera et vigilis -Toanni Thuilii 
Maraemontani Tirol, Phil. & Med. D. atq. dim in Archiduc. Friburg. Brisgoiae 
Universitate HuiUEin, liter, Professoris ordinarij.Opus 'îopiosa Sententiarum, 
Apophthegmatum, Adagioimm, Fabularum, îfythologiarum, Hieroglypicorum, JMummorum, 
Pictuarum Se Linguarum varietate instructum & exornatiim: Proinde omnibus Antiquitatis 
St bonarum literarum studiosis cum primis utile. Accesserunt in fine Federici 
Morelli Professoris Regij Cavalleria & Monita, ad eadem Emblemata. Cum indice 
triplici. Patavij apud Petrum Paulum Tozzium, 1621. UT RR 

Andreae Alciati Emblematum Fontes Quatuor ; Namely an Account of the original 
collection made at Milan 1522 and Photo-lith Fac-similés of the Editions, Augsburg 
1531, Paris 1534, and Venice ^5A6„ Edited by Henry Green, With a sketch of Alciat's 
Life and Bibliographical Observations respecting the Early Reprints. London, 
Holbein Society, vol, 4, 1870. UT 

Marl -ill Aifni 
Andreae Al ciati Emblematum Flumsn abundans ; or, Alciat's Emblems in their full 

streaia. Being a Photo-lith fac-simile reprint of the Lyons edition by Bonhomme, 

1551 J and of Titles, &c, of Similar Editions, 1548-1551. Ed. by Henry Green. With 

an Introduction and an Alphabetical List of all the Latin Mottoes. London, Holbein 

Society, vol. 5, 1871. UT 

ANEAU, Barthélémy, Plcta poesis . Ut plctura posais erit. Lugduni, Apud Mathiam 
Bonhomme, 1552. UT 

106 woodcuts, attributed to the Petit Bernard. 

ARNDT, Johann, True Christianity , vol. II. Compleating the whole Oeconomy of God 
towards Manj and the whole Duty of Man towards God; With respect both to the End 
sind the Means of Religion, With an Appendix; Concerning Books of Controversial 
Divinity. By John Arndt, sometime Superintendent General of L-unenburgh. Written 
originally in High-Dutch, and now done into English. London, Joseph Downing, 1714. 
This translation not in Praz. UT 

Emblematic frontispiece and plate to book II, Introductory "Explanation of the 
Sculptures" /to both volTjmes_/. 

BALDE, Jacob. Jacobi Balde e societate Jesu Urstnia Victrix . Typis Wilhelmi Schelli. 
Sumptibus Joannis Wagneri, Civis ac Bibliopolae Monacensis. Anno 1663. UT 
No plates. 

BARBERINO, Francesco, Documenti d'amore . Roma, Nella Stamperia di Vitale Mascardi, 
1640. UT 

Engraved titlepage, portrait, and 14 plates, 

BEZA, Theodore. Epl gramma ta ciim alia varii argumenti, tvisa Epitaphia, & qua peculiarii 
nomine Iconas inscripsit. Omnia in hac tertia editione, partim recognita, partim 
locupletata. Buchnsmao aliisque insignieus poetis excerpta carmina (quae secundae 
illorum poematum editione subiuncta erant) seorsum excudentur, cum magna non solum 
ex iisdem sed ex aliis etiam poetis accessione, n.d,, n.p. Preface dated Geneva, 
1576, K 

14 epigrams for Icônes, 13 Latin, 1 Greek, No figures, 

BUNYAN, John, Divine Emblems; or Temporal Things Spiritualized. Calculated for the 
Use of Young People . Adorned with Fifty Copper Plate Cuts by Mr. John Bunyan. Author 
of the Pilgrim's Progress, and Holy War, &c, London, Engraved Printed and Sold by 
T Bennett, n,d, UT 
Portrait of Bunyan. 

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Divine Emblems ; or Temporal Things Spiritualized. Fitted for the Use of Boys and 
Girls. By John Biinyan, Author of the Pilgrim's Progress. The Tenth Edition, 
revised and corrected: with a Recommendatory Preface; And Adorn' d with A new Sett 
of Cuts suitable to every Subject. London: Printed for E. Dilly, 1757. OC 
4.9 woodcuts. 

Divine Emblems, or. Temporal Things Spiritualized, &c. With preface by Alexander 
Smith. London: Bickers and Son, n.d. UT 

A Book for Boys and Girls; or Temporal Things Spiritualized . In The Works of John 
Bunyan , ed. by George Of for, vol III, Edinburgh: Blackie and Son, 1859. UT 

2 plates, each containing 6 emblems. This was title of original éd., 1701, 

Later changed (172/+) to Divine Emblems . 

GAMERARIUS, Joachim, Symbolorum et Emblematum . Centuria prima. Title page and 
colophon missing. AP 

CAUTLEY, G.S. A Century of Emblems . With Illustrations by Lady Marian Alford, Rear- 
Admiral Lord W. Crompton, Lord A, Crompton, R. Barnes, J.D. Cooper, & the Author. 
London, MacMillan & Co., 1878, UT 
Frontispiece and 37 emblems. 

CIBA REVIEW, no 13 (1938), Pp. ^26-464. Articles by G. De Francesco, "Guild Emblems 
and Their Significance", "Paintings and Emblems of Venetian Guilds", "Artistic 
Trade I-Iarks", and "Historical Gleanings"; and by H.G. Smith on "Emblems of English 
Tradesmen and Merchants." AGT TPL 

CLEMENS, Claudius. Musei, sive Bibliothecae tarn privataequam publicae Extract io, 

Instructio, Cura, Usus. Libri IV. Accessit accuraoa descriptio Regiae Bibliothecae 
S, Laurentii Escurialis, Insuper Paranesis allegorica ad amorum litterarum. Opus 
raultiplici eruditione sacra simul et hiimana refertum; praeceptis moralibus et 
literariis, architecturae et picturae subie ctionibus, inscriptionibus et Emblematis 
antiquitatis philosophicae monumentis, atque oratoriis schematis utiliter et amoene 
tessellatum, Auctor P. Claudius Clemens Omacensis in Comitatu Burgundiae e 
Societate lesu, Regius Professor Eruditionis in Collegio Imperiali Madritensi. 
Lugdumi, Sumptibus Jacobi Prost, 1635, RR 
No plates, 

CONTILE, Luca, Ragionamento di Luca Contile sopra la propriety delle imprese con le 
particoiari de gli Accademici Affidati et con le interpretationi et croniche. Alia 
Sac. Cat. M, del Re Filippo. In Pavia, Girolamo Bartoli, 1574-. UT 

Emblematic title page and foreplate to section on Accademy, 109 emblems. 

CROUCH, Nathaniel. Choice Emblems, Divine and Moral , Antient and Modern: or, Delights 
for the Ingenious, in above Fifty Select Emblems, Curiously Ingraven upon Copper- 
Plates, With Fifty Pleasant Poems and Lots, by way of Lottery, for Illustrating 
each Emblem, to promote Instruction and Good Counsel by Diverting Recreation, 
London, Edmund Parker, 1729. OC 

Emblematic frontispiece, 50 emblems, and a lottery figure, 

FERNANDEZ DE HEREDIA, Juan Francisco. Traba.ios. y afanes de Hercules . Floresta de 
sentencias, y exemples, dirigida al rey nuestro senbr Don Carlos III. En mano del 
excelentissimo Don Juan Francisco de la Cerda, Duque de Medina Cell, de Segorve, de 
Cardona, Alcala, Sec. Compuesta en la iuventud de Don Juan Francisco Fernandez de 
Heredia, Cavallero del Orden de Alcantara, del Consejo de su Magestad en el Supremo 
de Aragon, En Madrid. Por Francisco Sanz, 1682, UT 
Portrait of Hercules and 55 devices. 

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* GATTY, Mrs. The Book of Sun-Dials originally compiled by the late Mrs. Alfred 
Gatty, Now enlarged and re-edited by H.K.F. Eden, and Eleanor Lloyd. London, 
George Bell and Sons, 1900. UT 

Part II is "Sun-dial Mottoes." These generally apply to the sun-dial or to 
time as an emblem, but sometimes to other emblems inscribed on the dials. 
1682 mottoes. 

GELLI, Jacopo. Divise, motti e imprese di famiglie e personaggi italiani con GGLXXI 
figure riprodotte da stampe originaii. Seconda edizione riveduta. Milano: Ulrico 
Hoepli, 1928. UT 

GIOVIO, Paolo. Dialogo dell' imprese militari et amorose . di Monsignor Giovio vescovo 
di Nocera, con un ragionamento di Messer Lodovico Domenichi nel medesimo soggetto. 
Con la tavola. In Vinegia appresso Gabriel Giolitto de' Ferrari, 1557. UT 
No plates. 

GRACIAN, Baltasar. Agudeza y arte de ingenio , en que se explican todos los raodos y 
diferencias de concetos, con exempi.ares escogidos de todo lo mas bien dicho assi 
sacro, como humano. Por Lorenzo Gracian, Aumentala el mismo Autor en esta tercera 
impression, con un tratado de los estilos, su propriedad, ideas del bien hablar, 
con el arte de erudicion, y modo de aplicarla, crisis de los Autores, y noticias de 
libres. Illustrala El Dotor don Manuel de Salinas y Licana, Canonigo de la Gatedral 
de Huesca, con saconadas traducciones de los Epigramas de Marcial. En Amberes, 
En Casa de Geronymo y luanbaut, Verdussen, 1669» UT 
No plates. 

GREEN, Henry. Shakespeare and the Emblem Writers ; An Exposition of Their Similarities 
of Thought and Expression. Preceded by a View of Emblem-Literature down to A.D. 
1616« With numerous illustrations from the Original Authors. London: Trubner & 
Co., 1870. UT RR 

GUALDO, Girolarao. Rime del Reverendo Monsignor Girolamo Qualdo Vicentino. Venetia, 
Andrea Arrivabene, 1569. UT 

Emblematic frontispiece and title page. 

GUAZZO, Stefanc. Dialoghi piacevoli del Sig. Stefano Guazzo, gentil' huomo di Casale 
di Monferratoo Dalla cui famigliare Lettione potranno senza stanchezza, y satietà 
non solo gli Huomini, ma ancora le Donne raccogliere diversi frutti morali, & 
spirituali. In Venetia, Presse Gio. Antonio Bertana, MDLXXXVI. Ad instantia di 
Pietro Tini, Libraro in Milano. Dialogo V is "Delle imprese." UT 
Emblematic title page. 

HAEFTEN, Jacobus van (Benedictus, name in religion). Regia in crucis . 38 xinsigned 
engravings, which according to Praz were executed by Cornelius Galle after Rubens. 
No title page, so edition unidentifiable. No text. In a scrapbook. AGT 

HEINSIUS, Daniel. Emblemata aliquot a matorum D. Danielis Heinsii cum additamento 
aliorum nunc primum in lucen edito. n.p,, n.d. AP 

Engraved title page and 32 plates. Pages 10-48 are emblems with verses and 
mottoes in Latin, Italian, Dutch, and French. 

HORAPOLLO, Hori Apollinis Niliaci Hieroglyphica hoc est de Sanctis Aegyptiorum 
Uteris. Libelli duo de Graeco in Latinum sermone a Philippe Phasriano Bononensi 
nunc primxim translati. (Bologna, 1517). UT 
No plates. 

Hori Apoleinis selecta hieroglyphica sive sacrae notae Aegyptiorum & insculptae 
imagines. Roriiae, Apud Aloysium Zannettum, 1597. OC 
Text in Greek and Latin. 184- emblems with woodcuts. 





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Orus Apollo Niliacus. De Hieroglyphlcls notls. A Bernardino Trebatlo Vicentino 
Latinitate donatus. Lugduni, Apud Seb, Gryphium, 1542. 00 
Text in Greek and Latin. 18/+ emblems with woodcuts. 

HOYER, Michel. Flammulae Moris S.P. Augustinii Versibus et Iconibus exornatae, 
Auctore F. Michaeie Hoyers, ordinis eremit. S. Augustini. Antverpiae, apud 
Henriciun Aertssens, 1629. AGT 

Title page and 25 engravings, no text, in a scrapbook. 

HOROZOO Y GOVARRUBIAS, Juan de. Emblemas morales de Don Juan de Horozco y Covarruvias, 
Arcediano de Ouellar en la Santa Iglesia de Sevovia. Dedicadas a la buena memoria 
del Présidente Don Diego de Oovarrivias y Lerva su tio. Ano 1604. En Caragoca. 
For Alonso Rodriguez. UT "^ 

1 emblem precedes dedication. No emblems in book I, 50 in book II, 50 in book III. 

HUGO, Hermann. Pia desideria: or. Divine Addresses , in Three Books. Illustrated 
with LXYII Copper-Plates. Written in Latine by Herm. Hugo. Englished by Ed. 
Arwaker, M.A. The Second Edition, with Alterations sind Additions. London: Printed 
by J,L. for Henry Bonwishe, 1690. UT AP 
See also Mothe-Guyon. 

LUICKEN, Jan. De Onwaardige Were Id Vertoond in Vyftig Zinnekeelden, Met Godlyke 

Spreuken En Stichtelyke Verzen, door Jan Luicken. Te Amsterdam, Antoni en Adrianus 
Schoonenburg, 1749. UT 

Emblematic frontispiece and 50 emblems. Engravings signed I.L. 

MEMESTRIER, Claude-Francois. Des décorations funèbres . Ou il est amplement traité 
des Tentures, des Lumières, des Mausolées, Catafalques, Inscriptions & autres 
Ornamens funèbres: Avec tout ce qui s'est fait de plus considérable depuis plus 
d'un siècle, pour les Papes, Empereurs, Rois, Reines, Cardinaiox, Princes, Prélats, 
Sçavants & Personnes illustres en Naissance, Vertu, &. Dignité, &c. Enrichies de 
figures. Par le P. CF. Menestrier, de la Compagnie de Jésus. A Paris, chez 
Robert J.B. de la Caille, 1684. UT 

Illustrations, armoriai, iconographie, and emblematic. 

MOTHE-GUYON, Mme. J.M.B. de la. L'âme amante de son Dieu représentée dans les emblèires 
de Hermannus Hugo et dans ceux d'Othon Vaenius sur l'amour divin. Avec des figijires 
nouvelles, accompagnées de Vers qui en font l'application aux dispositions les 
plus essentielles de la Vie intérieure. Nouvelle édition, considérablement 
augmentée, A Paris, Chez les Libraires associés, 1790. UT 
108 emblems, plus 44 by Mme. Guyon. 

NEALE, Cornelius, Emblems for the Yoting . from Scripture, Nature and Art. By the 
Late Rev. Cornelius Neale M.A. Formerly Fellow of St. John's College, Cambridge, 
Third edition. London, Religious Trace Society, 1835. OC 

NORDSTERN. See Thurston. 

PARADIN, Glaude. Les devises héroïques de M. Claude Paradin, chanoine de Beaujeu, Du 
Seigneur Gabriel Symeon, & autres Aucteurs. A Anvers, De l'imprimerie de 
Christophile Plant in, 1567, UT 
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QUARLES, Francis. Emblèmes , By Fra. Quarles. London, Printed for J. Williams and 
F. Eglesfeild, 1676. Followed by Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man . / Separate title 
page_/'. TPL 

Emblematic title pages and final colophon. 

Emblems, Divine and Moral. Together with Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man . Written 
by Francis Quarles. London, Batley and Combes, 1723<. RS 

Emblems. Divine and Moral . Chiswick Press, 1812. JM 

Emblems, Divine and Moral . By Francis Quarles. Chiswick. Printed by C. & G. 
Whittingham, 1825. OC 

Emblems, Divine and Moral , by Francis Quarles. New edition. Carefully revised and 

corrected, with Recommendatory prefaces by the Rev. Augustus Toplady, and the Rev. 
John Inland. Complete in one volume with eighty engravings. London: Printed at 
the Milton Press by John Nichols. John Bennet, 1839. UT 

Quarles' Emblems . Illustrated by Charles Bennett and W. Harry Rogers. London, 
James Nisbet & Go„, 1861. SP 

■ Emblems, Divine and Moral; The School of the Heart; and Hieroglyphics of the Life 
of Man . By Francis Quarles. A new edition with a sketch of the Life and Times of 
the Author /signed W.W._y. London: William Tegg, 1866. UT 

Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man title page missing boiind with The School of the 
Heart . London: H. Trapp, 1778. JM 

The School of the Heart s or The Heart, of itself gone away from God Brought back 
again to him and Instructed by him. By Francis Quarles, in 47 Emblems. To which is 
added The Learning of the Heart, by the same Author. Bristol, Joseph Lansdown & 
John Mills, 1808. MM 

Poetical Wor k s of Richard Crashaw and Quarles' Emblems. With memoirs and critical 
dissertations, by the Rev. George Gilfillan. Edinburgh: James Nicholj London: 
James Nisbet & Co., 1857. UT 
No plates; emblems described. 

Emblems (reprint of 164-3 edition), and Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man (edition of 
1638) in vol. Ill of Complete Works in Prose and Verse . Now for the first time 
collected and edited. With Memorial-Introduction Notes and Illustrations, Portrait, 
Emblems, facsimi^s &c. By the Rev. Alexander B. Grosart LL.D., F.S.A. St. 
George's, Blackburn, Lancashire, Printed for Private Circulation 1881. Vols. 
X-XII of the Chertsey Worthies' Library. With Illustrations of Quarles' Emblems 
by Charles H, Bennett and W, Harry Rogers, on special paper, by arrangement with 
the proprietor, the late James Watson, of James Nisbet & Co, TPL 


Professor Robert Garapon of the Sorbonne will be arriving in Toronto this summer and 
will be Visiting Professor in University College and the Graduate Department of French 
for the fall term of 1966, Professor Garapon' s interests and publications cover 16th 
and 17th century literature. 



( Humamtw i uiid j j y i .ii>l fi i. i' I llT s). 

tm\$$fxnu <r 
^formation \^ 


Vol. Ill, no. 1 

October, I966 

Editors: Natalie Z. Davis, Department of Political Economy; 
James McConica, Saint Basil's Seminary 


Oct. IJ4 — N.Y. State Association of European Historians, at State University 
College at Buffalo, I3OO Elmwood Ave., Buffalo. Reformation 
session, 8 p.m.: panel discussion on the Reformation and political 
theory with Clarence L. Hohl, Manhattanville College of the Sacred 
Heart, Winthrop S. Hudson, Colgate-Rochester Divinity School, 
and Kyle C. Session, Huron College. 

Oct. 17 — Rossell Hope Robbins will speak on "The Heresy of Witchcraft," 
Glendon Hall, Room 20ii, York University, U:l5 p.m. 

Oct. 28 — Stillman Drake will speak on the "Scientific Personality of Galileo", 
1:10-2, place to be announced» 

Professor Catherine Holmes will speak on "Law and Literature in 
France in the l6th and 17th Centuries." Faculty Club, $:30 - 9:00 p.m. 

Nov. 1 — Professor I. Bernard Cohen of Harvard University will speak on 

philosophic aspects of the Newtonian Revolution, 1:10-2, place to 

be announced. 

Professor Bernard Weinberg of the University of Chicago will speak 

on "Practical Criticism in the Chicago School," York Campus, York 

University, 8 p.m. place to be announced. 

Professor Fredson Bowers of the University of Virginia will lecture 

at the University of Toronto on a subject in the field of Renaissance 

studies. Details to be announced. 

The Délier Consort will present a programme of Renaissance songs. 

Faculty of Music Series, Concert Hall, 8:30 p.m. 

Luncheon meeting, Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, 

Faculty Club, 12:1^ - 2:00 p.m. 

Alliance française. Professor Georges Gusdorf of the University of 

Strasbourg will speak on "La légende de Descartes dans la pensée 

française," Parish Hall, Church of the Redeemer, Bloor and Avenue 

Road, 8:30 p.m. 


Professor Maria R. Maniâtes of the Faculty of Music will speak on 
the double-chanson of the late l^th century, with musical 
illustration by the Hortus Musicus. 


The Centre is an institute library which seeks to appeal to scholars and advanced 
students of the Renaissance and Reformation. It naturally depends on the 

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A Census of Enblem Books in Toronto 


List I, Part Two Beatrice Corrigan 

The second part of List I must be prefaced by certain corrections and additions 
to List I, Part One, which appeared in the Bulletin, Vol, II, No. 3 (Mar. 1966). 

On page ^: item HAEFTEN; for Regia in crucis read Regia Via Crucis . 
On Page 6: item LUICKEN; for Zinnekeelden read Zinnebeelden . 
item MOTHE-GUYON; should be indexed under GUYON 
The second edition (1961;) of Mario Praz's Studies in Seventeenth -Century Imagery 
was published in Rome in the "Edizioni di Storia e Letteratura" . 
The date of the first edition of Bunyan's Book for Boys and Girls is not 1701 
but 1686 (see below). 

The School of the Heart, commonly attributed to Quarles as an original work, is 
actually a translation by Christopher Harvey of the Schola Cordis by Benedictus van 
Haeften (see Praz, p. 362). 

I should like to thank the scholars who have called some of these errors to my 
attention. I should also like to thank Professor Beryl Roland of York University 
for sending me details of her copy of the Physiologus . 

The following symbols indicate the location of the books in both List I and List II, 

AGT Art Gallery of Toronto RR Centre for Reformation and 

Renaissance Studies, Victoria 
AP Alan Pritchard University in the University of Toronto 

BC Beatrice Corrigan 

RS Richard Schoeck 
SP Sybille Pantazzi 

TPL Toronto Public Library 

BR Beryl Rowland 

«JM Jay Macpherson 

K Knox College 

MM Marshall McLuhan ^ University of Toronto Library 

GO Osborne Collection at the 
Toronto F*ublic Library 





ALCIATI, Andrea. Andreae Alciati Eiriblematum libellus o Lugduni, lacobus Modexïus 
excudebat, l55U» UT 
115 emblems 

Emblèmes d'Alciat , de nouveau Translatez en François vers pour vers jouxte les 
Latins. Ordonnez en lieux communs, avec brief ves expositions, et Figures 
nouvelles appropriées aux derniers Emblèmes» A Lyon, Chea Macé Bonhoimne, 15U9« TP 
211 emblems 

Emblemata DoAo Alciati , denuo ab ipso Autore recognita, ac, quae desiderabuntur, 
imaginibus locupletata» Accesserunt nova aliquot ab Autore Emblemata suis quoque 
eiconibus insignita, Lugdo Apud Guglielo Rovilium, l^^O. TP 
211 emblems 

Emblemata D.A. Alciati , etc. Same place and printer, l^^l» UT 

Francisci Sanctii Brocensis in inclyta Salmaticensi Academia Rhetoricae Graecaeque 
linguae professorls, Comment, in And . Alciati emblemata Nunc denuo multis in locis 
accurate recognita, & quamplurimis figuris illustrata., Cum Indice copiosissimoo 
Lugduni, Apud Gulielo Rovillium, 1573. UT 
211 emblems » 

Diverse imprese accomodate a diverse moralità , con versi che i loro significanti 
dichiarono insieme con moite altre nella lingua Italiana non più tradotte, 
Tratte da gli Emblemi dell'Alciato. In Lioni, Appresso Guglielmo Rovillio, 1$76, 
Engraved title page and borders to pages» 18? emblems» 

Emblemata Andreae Alciati L»C» Clariss » Postremo ab autore recognita, vivisque 

imaginibus artificiosissime illustrata. Adiuncta sunt Epimythia, quibus, quae 

obscuriora videbantur, sunt declarata» Francoforti, 1583 
211 emblems, 76 without plates» 

Amoris Divini et Homani Effectus . Les Emblèmes d'Amour divin et humain ensemble 
Expliquez par des vers français» Par xm P^re Capucin» A Paris, Chez Pierre 
Mariette, n»d. 

Emblematic title page and 119 plates engraved by Messager. 

BARGAGLI, Scipione. Dell 'imprese di Scipion Bargagli gentil 'huomo sanese» Alla 
prima Parte^ la Seconda, e la Terza nuovamente aggiunte: Dove, doppo tutte 
l'opère cosi scritte a penna, corne stampate, ch'egli potuto ha leggendo vedere 
di colore, che délia materia dell 'Imprese hanno parlato, délia vera natura 
di quelle si ragiona» Alla Regia, e Cesarea Maestà del savissimo, ed ottimo 
Imperadore Ridolfo, il Seconde, dedicate» In Venetia, Apresso Francesco 
de 'Franc es chi Senese. l59U RR 

Engraved portrait, full-page device, and I38 copperplates of devices, 

BUNYAN, John, A Book for Boys and Girls; or. Country Rhymes for Children . 
London: ElUOt Stock, 1889» ÔC ~ 

Facsimile of the first edition of I686» No plates» 

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CARTARI, Vincenzo. Le imagini Degli Dei de li Antichi , Del Signor Vincenzo 
Cartari Regiano, Nuovamente ristampate & ricorrette. Nelle quali sono 
descritte la Religione degli Antichi, li Idoli, riti, & Cérémonie loro. Con 
I'agiunta di mol te principali Imagini, che nell'altre mancavano, E con la 
esposizione in epilogo di ciascheduna, & suo significatOo Estratta 
dall'istesso Cartari per Cesare Malfatti Padovano. Con un Cattalogo del 
Medesimo de 100 e piîï famosi Dei, loro natura e proprietaf estratto da questo 
& altri Autoriî Opera utilissima a Historici, Poeti, Pittori, Scultori, St. 
professori di belle lettere» Padoa, appresso Pietro Paulo Tozzi, I6O8. UT 
Engraved title page and I38 plates. 

Vincentii Chartarii Rhegiensis Imagines Deorum , Qui ab Antiquis colebantur, 
unàcum earum declaratione, & Historia In qua Simulacra, Ritus, Ceremoniae 
magnaque ex parte Veterum Religio explicatur. Opus Non solum Antiquitatis 
Amatoribus, sed & Liberalixun Artium Cultoribus, imo & Concionatoribus valde 
utile & proficuum, Hinc inde a DoAo Paulo Hachenberg, quondam Serenissimi 
Electoris Palatini a Consiliis Intimis illustratum, & LXXXVIII» figuris 
AEnaeis adomatum» Moguntiae, Sumptibus Ludovici Bourggat, Bibliopolae. 
Typis Johanni Matthiae Stannic 1687. TP 
88 plates o 

Imagini delli dei de gl 'antichi » Facs o of Venice, 16U7, ed,, Walter 1 

Loschatzky, ed», Graz, 1963» AGT 

Elegantissimorum Emblematum Corpus culum » See following: 

Emblemata selectiora . Typis Elegantissimis Expressa, nee non Sententis, 

Carminibus, Historis ac Proverbiis, ex scriptoribus cum sacris tum profanis, 
antiquis & recentionibus, illustra ta. Sumptibus Authoris et veneunt 
Amstelaedami, Apud Franciscum vander Plaats, 1701;. MM UT 

38 emblems taken from the Elegantissimorum Emblematum Corpusculum Latinis 
Belgicisque versibus élucida turn. Lugduni Batavorum, Petri vander AA. 
Bibliop, 1696. 

EPIPHANIUS, Sancti patris nostri Epiphanii, episcopi Constantiae Cypri, 

ad Physiologum . Eiusdem in die festo Palmariim sermo. D. Consali Ponce de Leon 
Hispalensis, S.D.N. Sixti V. Cubicularij secreti, interpretis & scholiastae, 
bimestre otium. Antverpiae Ex Officina Christophori Plantini, Architypographi 

Praz says of this book that though not an emblem book it "had a great 
influence on emblem literature, and is rightly recorded among emblem books 
in all catalogues", p. 328 

*GATTY, Mrs. (Margaret). Emblems . Published in Aunt Judy's Magazine , Christmas, 
1866, pp. 36, 119, 185, 239, 312j May, 1867, pp. 57, 120, 186, 2U2, 363; 
Christmas, 1867, pp. 52, llU, 176, 2U7, 313, 373; May, 1868, pp. 56, 123, l85, 
2k9, 313, 37U; Christmas, I87O, pp. 310, 507, 629; Christmas, 1871, pp. 629, 

503. OC 

The majority of the half -page illustrations are by F. Gilbert. 

QUAELES, Francis. Emblems, Divine & Moral . London: Printed for Thomas Tegg, 18U5. BC 
BoTond with The School of the Heart, with The Learning of the Heart; and 
Hieroglyphics of the Life of Man . Same imprint. 

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RENTZ, Michael. Die erwogene Eitelkeit aller Menschlichen Dinge , in zwey und funfzig 
Kupfem vorgestellet, gezeichnet und gestocken von dam \ind Compagnie, berîîhmten 
Meister Mo Rentz» Linz, zu findenbey Theresia Frenerin, 1777. 
Engraved title page and 52 plates . UT 

REUSNER, Nicholas <, Emblemata Nicolai Reusneri . Lacks title page 
Preface dated Argentorati, Nov, MDXXXIIIC UT 

2 coats of arms, 128 emblems . Followed by: 

Agalmata o Symbola XII Anni Temporum ex Eustachio. There also follow 
iconographical descriptions, by Reusner and others, of the 7 arts (U sets of 
descriptions); the 9 Muses {k sets); the 3 Graces; the 3 theological and the U 
cardinal virtues; and the 7 planets. 

RILEY, George. Choice Emblems , Natural, Historical, Fabulous, Moral and Divine, 
for the improvement and pastime of Youth. Ornamented with Near Fifty Handsome 
Allegorical Engravings Designed on Purpose for this Work, With pleasing and 
familiar Descriptions to each, in Prose and Verse. Serving to display the Beauties 
and Morals of the Ancient Fabulists, The whole calcxilated to convey the golden 
Lessons of Instruction under a new and more delightful Dress. Written for the 
amusement of the Right Honourable Lord Newbattle. London, Printed for ^ 
George Riley, 17'72, OC 

Frontispiece by Wale, and 14.7 emblems. 

Riley's EnJolems , Natural, Historical, Fabulous ,.. Youth: Serving to display .... 
Dress. For the use of Schools, Written for the amusement of a Young Nobleman. 
The Fourth Edition, London, Printed for E„ Newberry, G, Riley and R, Tulloch, 
1781, by J, Chapman. OC 

Engraved frontispiece and 61i emblems, 

RIPA, Cesare, Iconologia di Cesare Ripa Perugino Cav» de'S Mauri tio e Lazzaro, 
Nella quale si descrivono diverse imagini di Virtu, Vitij, Alxetti, Passioni 
humane, Arti, Discipline, Humeri, Elementi, Corpi Celesti, Provincie d'ltalia, 
Fiumi, Tutte le parti del Mondo, ed altre infinite materie. Opera utile ad 
oratori, Predicatori, Poeti, Pittori, Scultori, Disegnatori, e ad ogni studioso, 
per inventar Concetti, Erablemi, ed Imprese, per divisare qualsivoglia apparato 
nutiale, funerale, trioni'ale. Per rapresentar poemi draramatici, e per figurare 
co'propij simboli cio, che puo cadere in pensiero humano. Ampliata utilmente 
dallo stesso autore di CC. imagini, e arrichita di molti discorsi pieni di varia 
enaditione; con nuovi inuagli, e con Indici copiosi nel fine. Dedicata all' 
Illustrissimo Signor Filippo Salviati. In Siena, Appresso gli Heredi di Matteo 
Florimi, .I613. UT 

Delia novissima iconologia di Cesare Ripa. ...pensiero humano, Ampliata in quest' 
ultima edizione non solo dallo stesso autore di Trecento, e cinquantadue Immagini, 
con molti discorsi pieni di varia erudizione, & con molti Indici copiosi. Ma 
ancora arrichita d'altre Immagini, discorsi, & esquisita correzione dal Sig, Gio. 
Zaratino Castellini Romano, In Padova, Per Pietro Paolo Tozzi, l62$. UT 

3 parts; title pages for parts 2 and 3 have date I62U. Portrait of Ripa. 

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Iconologig di Cesare Ripa.o o .Lazzaro. Divisa in tre libri. Ne i quali si 
esprimono varie Imagini. , .Fiuitii & altre materie infinite utili ad ogni stato 
di PersonSo Ampliata dal Sig. Gio» Zarattino Castellini Romano in questa 
xiltima editions di Imagini, & Discorsij, con Indici copiosi, & ricorretta. 
Consecrata all 'Illus tris simo Signor Girolamo Contarini, Fu dell 'Eccellentissinio 
Signor Bertucci. Venetia, Cristoforo Tomasini, l6U5o RR 

Iconologia of Beeldespraeck Synde Afbeeldingen des Verstands van Cesare Ripa 
va Perugien» 'T Amsterdam, Comelis Dankerts, nod» RR 
Emblematic titlepage, emblems printed 12 to a page» 

ROGERS, Wo Harry o Emblems of Christian Life , illus. by W, Harry Rogers, 

from the writings of the Fathers, the old English Poets, etc» Half title. 
Spiritual Conceits , London, Griffith & Farran, /ÏB?!/ ^P ^^ 

100 emblems, (continued on page 7) 

proximity of the University and College Libraries, but seeks to complement them 
by providing a small extra research library with an intimate atmosphere and more 
specialized bibliographical services. No specific graduate course program is 
sponsored by the Centre itself; rather, it tries to support several existing 
graduate courses by supplying extra materials. The Centre's collection is non- 
circulating but available for use by any staff -member, advanced student or other 
suitable person, in Toronto or beyond. At present, the Centre's library is 
located on the mezzanine floor of the Victoria College Library, As the venture is 
new and the collection therefore still small - ca, 3000 volumes » the library will 
this year normally be open only on Tuesdays and Fridays from 2 to $, but for 
individuals other times can be arranged. The office of the Centre is now 
located in Room lU, Birge-Camegie Library (comer Avenue Road and Charles Street). 
Phones 928-3826. The Secretary- typist, Mrs, Vincent, is available on Mondays, 
Wednesdays, and Fridays, But for basic information, please get in touch with one 
of the following s Prof, F,D, Hoeniger (Director), 928-3826; Prof, JoW, Grant 
(Assoc, Director), 928-3836; Prof, E, Rathe (Secretary), 928-3855= The two non- 
Victoria members of the managing committee this year are Professors Beatrice 
Corrigan and Allan Farris, 

We are steadily building up our Erasmus and sixteenth-century bibliographical 
collections. Other acquisitions include sixteenth-century editions of Boccaccio's 
Genealogia de gli Dei (in Italian, l55U. also 1^69) and Natalie Comes" (i,e. 
Conti's) Mythologiae (1$88, also I6l6), and the edition of Spenser's Faerie Queene 
which for the first time included the Mutability cantos (1609), Our bibliographical 
fellows have by now prepared special catalogues of all materials available in 
Toronto libraries on Erasmus, Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon, Bucer, and Zwingli, These 
are available in the Centre. Graduate fellows this year will be preparing similar 
lists for Rabelais, Montaigne, and some areas of Renaissance Science, As Toronto's 
holdings of English STC books are regrettably small (we have a list of those in 
the various libraries), and as, to the best of our knowledge, no comprehensive 
list exists anywhere of the many hundreds of STC items which since the end of the 
eighteenth century have appeared either in facsimile or ordinary reprint, we are 
beginning such a list, marking locations of Toronto copies. Our list will not 
include the University Microfilms from STC available in the University Library, 
but will confine itself to reprints and extra available photostats. 

The second Erasmus lecture sponsored by the Centre will be given in February 

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*ROJAS Y AUSA, Juan. Representaciones de la verdad vestida , misticas morales y 
alegoricas, sobre las siete Moradas de Santa Teresa di lesus, Gloria del 
Carmelo, y Maestra de la Primitiva Observanciao Careadas con la Noche Obscura 
del B.PoSo Juan de la Cruz, primer Carmelita Descalço, manifestando la con- 
sonancia, que estas dos celestiales plumas guardaron al ensenar sf las almas el 
camino del Cielo„ Ilustradas con versos sacros, varies geroglificos, Emblemas, 
y Empresas, estampadas para major inteligencia de la Doctrina de la Serafica 
Doctora. Compuestas por el M.RoPoM, Fr, Juan de Rojas y Ausa, Comendador que 
fue dos veces del Convento de Cuenca, y Examinador Sinodal de su Obispado: 
Una del de Segovia y aora segunda vez del de Madrid; y Disinidor & General 
por su Provincia de Castilla, del Real y Militar Orden de Nuestra Senora de la 
Merced, Redencion de Gautivos o Natural de la Villa de Buenache de Alarcon» 
Y dedicadas al Ilustrissimo, y Reve rendis s imo Senor D.FoIuan Assensio, Obispo 
antes de Lugo, aora de Avila, del Consejo de su Magestad, General que fue del 
dicho Orden, &c. Segunda Impression. Con quatro tablas a lo ultimo, una de 
les Capitules, otra de los Versos, y otra de las Cosas Notables, y otra de las 
obras impressas del Autor, En Madrid Por Antonio Gonçalez de Reyes, 1679, UT 
Emblematic frontispiece and l5 plates o 

ROLLENHAGEN, Gabriel, Nucleus E^blematum selectissimorum, quae Itali vulgo 
Impresas vocant privata industria studio singulari, undiq, conquisitus, non 
paucis venustis inventionibus auctus, additis carminib, illustratus, 
A Gabriele Rollenhagen Magdenburgense, E Museo coelatorio Christiani Passei 
Zeelando Excursori, n,p,, n.d, AP 

Portrait of Rollenhagen at age of 27, 100 plates. 

Nucleus emblematorum . , , , ,Passaei , Prostant apud Joannem Bibliopolam 
Amhemiensem, n,d. With French translation, French title page follows Latin, TPL 
100 plates, 

SAAVEDRA FAJARDO, Diego de. Idea de un principe politico Christiano , Rapresentada 
en cien empresas, Dedicada al Principe de las Espanas nuestro s?nor, por Don 
Diego de Saavedra Faxardo Cavallero del Orden de S, lago, del Consejo de su 
Magestad en el Supremo de las Indias- i su Eiiibajador Plenipotenciario en los 
Treze Cantones, en la Dieta Imperial de Ratisbona, por el Circulo i Casa di 
Borgona, i en el Congreso de Munster para la Paz General, En Amberes, En Casa 
de Gieronymo y Juan Bapt, Verdussen, 1655- UT 

Engraved title page by Joann, Sadeler, 101 devices, plus 1 preliminary 

and 1 final. 

The Royal Politician represented in One Hundred Emblems Written in Spanish by 

Don Diego Saavedra Faxardo, Knight of the Order of St, lago. Plenipotentiary 

Ambassador to the Cantons of Switzerland, at the Imperial Diet at Ratisbon, At 

the Famous Treaty of Munster, And of the Supreme Council of State for both the 

Indies, With a large Preface, containing an Account of the Author, his Works, 

and the Usefulness thereof. Done into English from the Original. By Sir Ja<Astry,2 vol. 

London, Matt. Gillif lower, 1700. UT 

103 devices. Engraved frontispiece to botii volumes, portrait of William, 

Duke of Gloucester. 

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de Diego. cTâssicos Castellanos series. Madrid, Edo de "La Lectura", 1927. UT 
Based on Monaco-Milan éd., I61;0-l6li2, 

Idea de un principe, in Obras complétas , éd. by Angel Gkanzalez Palencia. Madrid, 
M. Aguilar, 19U6. Plates from Monaco and Milan éd. of l6U0-.l61|2. UT 

SCHOONHOVIUS, Florentins. Emblemata Florentii Schoonovii loC, Goudani, Partim Moralia 
partim etiam Civilia. Cum latiori eorundem ejusdem Auctoris interpretatione . 
Accedunt et alia quaedam Poematia in alijs Poematxim suorum libris non contenta. 
Amstelodami. Apud Joannem Janssonitun, l61i8. MM 

Engraved title page, portrait, and TU plates of emblems. 

SIMEONI, Gabriele. Dialogo pio et spéculative , Gon diverse sentenze Latine & volgairi, 
di M. Gabriel Symeoni Fiorentino. In Lione, appresso Guglielmo Roviglio,l560 RR 
Emblematic titlepage, folding plate of map, woodcuts of medals, etc. 

TASSIE, William. Descriptive Catalogue of Devices and Mottos in various languages, 
adapted for Seals, and formed in Composition Paste» A new Edition. Part I. 
London, printed by J. Barfield, 1820. Cover-title; 

Tassie's Catalogue of Modem Devices and Mottos for Seals . Parts I and II. 
The title-page of Part II is identical with the one above, except for the omission 
of "A new Edition", and the substitution of Part II for Part I. AGT 
No illustrations . 

TASSO, Torquato. Dialogo dell'Imprese del Signer Torquato Tasso, All 'Illustrissime 
e Reverendissimo Signer Cardinal San Giorgio. Nella Stamparia dello Stigliola 
In Napoli, Ad instantia di Paolo Venturini, n.d. UT 

Praz for same place and printer gives date of l59U, but the pagination he gives 
for the introductory pages is different from that in the Toronto copy. 
Also ed. by Cesare Guasti, in Dialoghi , III, Florence, 1859. UT 

THURSTON, John. Sinnbilder der Christen Erklart von Arthur von Nordstem 

(pseud, for G.A.E. v Nostitz und Jaenckendorf ) . Mit ein und zwanzig Holzstichen. 
Leipzig: F. L. Brockhaus, I8l8. UT 

Blocks taken from Thurston's Religious Emblems . London, Akerman, l8lO„ 

^TROMBELLI, G. G. Favole di D. Gian Grisostomo Trombelli, Canonico Regolare della 
Congregazione del Salvatore, e Abbate di S. Maria di Reno, dedicate all 'Illus- 
trissime e Reverendissimo Monsignor Giorgio de'Principi Doria, Prelate Domes tico 
di N.S., Referendario dell 'una, e I'altra Signatura, e Govematore d'Ascoli. 
In Bologna, per Lelio Della Volpe, 1739.. BC 

Preface states that author is mingling fables with emblems. The sub-title 
"Emblema" is given to fables 7, 13, l6 of Book I; 2, 8, 9, 19, of Book IVj 
$, 19, of Book V. Illustrations, but not to these fables. 



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VALERIANO, G. P. Hieroglyphla seu de sacris Aegyptiorum, aliarumque gentium Uteris 
cominentarii , a Joanne Pierio Valerinao Bellunensi siiimna cum indus tria exarati, 
& in libros quinquaginta octo redacti: qviibus etiam duo alij a quodam eruditissimo 
viro sunt annexi. Haec recens editio praeter iconas & varia numismata, quibus 
affabrfe élabora tis etiamnunc decora ta est, multis Lectori perutilibus ad marginem 
adiectis annotatiunculis auctior afacta, & à mendis, quae prius irrepeserant, 
repurgata. Cum copiosissimo indice. Lugduni, Apud Thomam Sovbron, 1^9$. RR 
Emblematic title page, and many woodcuts. 

Hieroglyphica ... annexi. Haec postrema omnium editio ... numismata affabre 
elaborata, non solum variarum historiarum, veterumque ins crip tionum, monimenta 
continet, verum etiam praeter Aegyptiaca, & alia pleraque mystica, tum locorum 
communiumingentemsylvam: txim sacrarum literarum,in quibiis baud rare & Christiim 
ipsTom & Apobtolob Prophetasque huiusmodi locutionibus usos fuisse vedemus, 
exquisitam interpretationemrquippe cum hieroglyphice loqui nihil aliud sit, 
quam divinarum humaniarumque rerum naturam aperire. Accessere nunc perutiles 
ad marginem Annota tiones numquam hactenus excusae, una cum Déclama tiuncula pro 
Barbis, ac eiusdem Poematibus: eaque omnia a mendis quae irrepserant, vindicata. 
Cum indice gemino. Lugduni, Sumptibus Pauli Frelon, 1602. RR 
Emblematic titlepage and woodcuts . 

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VEEN, Otto van. Amorum Emblemata , figuris Aeneis incisa Studio Othonis Vaeni, 

Batavolygdxinensis. Emblems of Love. With verses in Latin, English and Italian. 
Antverpiae, Venalia apud Auctorem, I6O8, AP 

Frontispiece and 12U emblems engraved by C. Boel. See also Mothe-Guyon. 

Amoris Divini Emblemata, Studio et Aere Othoni Vaeni concinnata. Antverpiae 
Ex officina Plantiniana Balthasarius Moreti, I66O, UT 
103 emblems . 

WITHER, George. A Collection of Emblèmes , Ancient and Modem: Quickened with 
Metrical Illustrations, both Moral and Divine: And disposed into Lotteries, 
That Instruction and Good Counsell may bee furthered by an Honest and 
Pleasant Recreation: By George Wither. London, Printed by A. M /Tlboume/ 
for Henry Taunton, I635. Books II-IV printed by Augustine Mathewes, I63F. AP 
Portrait of author and 200 emblems. 

Another copy, Book I only. AP 
$0 emblems and U lotteries. 

Choice Emblems Divine and Moral , n.p., n.d. Epistle to the Reader signed 
R. B (urton) . (London, 165U?). Advertisement in book says it was 
"Printed for and sold by Edmund Parker." AP 
$0 emblems and lottery table. 


*(BOUQUET, Simon.) Bref et sommaire recueil de ce qui a esté faict, & de l'ordre 
tenue a la ioyeuse & triumphante Entrée de très -puissant très -magnanime & 
très -chres tien Prince Charles IX. de ce nom Roy de France, en sa bonne ville 
& cité de Paris, capitale de son Royaume, le Mardy sixiemse iour de Mars. 
Avec la Couronnement de très-haute, tres-illustre & très -excellente Princesse 
Madame Elizabeth d'AustirLche son epoiise, le Dimanche vingticinquiesrae . 
Et Entree de ladicte dame en icelle ville le leudi XXIX. dudict mois de Mars. 
M.D.LXXI. A Paris, De l'Imprimerie de Denis du Pré, pour Olivier Codore,l572. TPL 
16 plates. 


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^ Description des Festes donnes par la Ville de Paris, a l'occasion du Mariage de 
Madame Louise -Elizabeth de France, & de Dora Philippe, Infant & Grand Amiral 
d'Espagne, les vingt neuvième & trentième Août mil sept cent trente-neuf, 
Paris, P. G. Le Mercier, 17U0. TPL 

13 plates, some double; architectural and allegorical; designed by 
S alley, engraved by J. F. Blondel. 

Descrizione delle feste fatte nelle reali nozze de' Serenissimi Principi di 
Toscana D. Cosimo de'Medici, e Maria Maddalena Arciduchessa d'Austria. 
In Firenze, appresso i Giunti, I6O8. BG 

Devices of Sienese nobles, pp. 82-3 (these pages are not incorrectly 
numbered, as they were in the copy seen by Praz). Also iconographical 
descriptions, pp. 52-3 and passim . 

» Fasti dl Lodovico XIV, il Grande. Esposti in Versi In Occasione dell'esser 
Leva to al Sacro Fonte II Primogenito del Marches e Filippo Cavalier Sampieri 
in nome di S. M. Cristianissima. Bologna, Per Costantino Pisarri, 1701. TPL. 
Portrait of Louis and 12 plates, emblematic of the months, by Lodovico 
Matteo da Bologna. 

»F€'tes publiques données par la ville de Paris , a l'occasion du Mariage de 

Monseigneur le Dauphin, Les 23. et 26. Février. M.DCC.XLV. n.p., n.d. TPL 
19 plates by Cochin père et fils . 

^GUALTEROTTI, Rafaello. Feste nelle nozze del Serenissimo Don Francesco Medici 
Gran Duca di Toscana: Et della Sereniss. sua Consorte la Sig. Bianca C?ppello. 
Composte da M. Raffaello Gualterotti. Con particolar Descrizione della Sbarra, 
& apparato di essa nel Palazzo de'Pitti, mantenuta da tre Cavalieri Persiani 
contre a i venturieri loro awersarij. Con aggiunta & correzioni di molti 
particolari, & con tutti i disegni de' carri, & invenzioni comparse alla 
sbarra. Nuovamente ristampata. In Firenze nella Stamperia de' Giunti, 1579. BC 

Descriptions of emblematic devices and iconography of personages in 

tournament , No plates . 

^HULSEN, Esaias von. Aigentliche Wahrhaffte De lineatio urmd abbildung aller 
Fiirstlichen Auffzug und Rtitterspilen. Be^- Dess Durchle^lchtigen Hochgebomen 
Fiîrsten unnd Herren, Herren Johann Friderichen Hertzogen zu Wurttemberg unnd Tech, 
Braven zu Montpelgart Herren zu Haydenhaira. etz. Fro. Fe. Be. Jungen Printzen 
und Sohns Hertzog Ulrichen wohlangestellterr Furstlichen Kindtauff : und dann bey 
Hochermelt Fro. Fe. Be. geliebten Herren Brooders. Dess auch Durchleu'chtigen 
Hochgebomen FùVsten und Herren Herren Ludwigen Friderichen Hertzogen zu 
V/urtemberg. ez: Mit der Durchletîchtigen Hochgebomen Furs tin iind Frawlin Fraw 
Magdalena Elisabetha Landgraffin aus Hess en, ez: Fu'rstlichem Beylager und 
Hochzeytlichem Frewdenf elt Celebirt xmd gehalten. In der Furstlichen Hauptstatt 
Stuetgartt Den 13.lU.l5-l6 and 17 luly Anno l6l7. Publicirt unnd verferttiget 
Durch Esaiam von Hulsen. Tubingen, Bey Dietrich Merlin, I618. TPL 
90 plates followed by descriptive text. 

»Llanto de la Fama . Reales exequias de la Serenissima Senora Da Maria Amalia de 
Saxonia, Reyna de las Espanas, Celebradas en la Santa Iglesia Cathedral de la 
Imperial Corte Mexicana, Los dlas 17. y I8. de Julio de 1761. Dispuestas por 
los Sres. Comissarios Lie. D. Joseph Rodriguez del Toro, Caballero del Orden 
de Calatrava, y Lie. D. Felix Venancio î4alo, Del Consejo de Su Magestad, y sus 
Oydores en esta Real Audiencia. En la Emprenta Nueva Antverpiana de D. 
Christoval, D. D. Phelipe de Zuniga y Ontiveros, n. d. TPL 
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~ Recitata in Firenze il giomo di S. Stefano I'anno 1^65, nella gran Sala del 
palazzo di sua Eccellenza Illust. nelle reali nozze dell 'Ilustriss. & Eccell. 
S, Don Francesco Medici Principe di Fiorenza, e di Siena, & della Regina 
Giovanna d 'Austria figlia della felice meraoria di Ferdinand© Imp, sua consorte. 
In Fiorenza appresso i Giunti, 1^66, UT 

Iconographical descriptions of characters. Some intermedij emblematic in 
character. Comedy performed was Francesco D 'Ambra 's La cofaneria . 

^i -Pompe f\mebre du très-pieux et très -puissant Prince Albert, Archiduc d'Autriche, ^ 
duc de Bourgogne, de Brabant, &c. Représentée au naturel, en Tailles douces, 
dessinées par Jacques Francquart, & gravées par Corneille Galle. Avec une 
Dissertation historique & morale d'Eryce Puteanus, Conseiller & Historiographe 
du Roi. Â Bruxelles, chez Jean Leonard, 1719, TPL 

Emblematic frontispiece and 65 plaieo, some showing armorial and 

emblematic devices , 

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1967 by the author of the recent English translation of the Colloquies , Prof, Craig 
Thompson of Haverford College, Further, we hope to arrange for three or four small 
seminars on areas of Renaissance bibliography. And in the spring issue of this 
Bulletin, we plan to publish ah account of our Erasmus collection, 

FoDo Hoeniger 


David Blostein, English, Victoria, Jacobean drama 

Warren Drake, Faculty of Music, late l^th century sacred music 

Catherine Holmes, French, St, Michael's, l6th-17th century literature 

William M. Lebans, English, University College, l6th-17th century poetry 

John C, Meagher, English, St, Michael's, Shakespeare, Johnson, Renaissance masques 

Peter Mellen, Fine Arts, French Renaissance painting 

Mary E, Mogslein, English, St, Michael's, early Tudor drama 

Brayton Polka, History, York, History of Ideas 

Patricia Russell, English, New College, Elizabethan drama 

Colin Visser, English, New College, 17th century drama 

Neal Wood, Political Science, York, early modem political theory 

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The following note mentions some articles containing bibliographical material 
about emblem books which supplement Praz (1961; edition) and which are available in 
the University Library. 

In I9U6 Henri Stegemeier's "Problems in Emblem Literature" ( Journal of English 
& Germanic Philology , XLV (19U6), 26-3?) provided a stimulating "état présent de la 
question". In it he referred to a bibliography of emblem books then in progress 
at Duke University under the chairmanship of Professor Allan H. Gilbert, which in 
19i;6 had reached 12^0 items. We are informed by Professor Gilbert, however, that 
this project was never completed. A more recent survey is Karl Ludwig Selig's 
"Emblem Literature: Directions in recent scholarship" ( Yearbook of Comparative & 
General Literature, XII, (I963), 36-Ul). In the latter, mention is made of 
William S. Heckscher & Karl August Wirth's illustrated study in the Reallexikon 
zur Deutschen Kunstgeschichte (Stuttgart, 1959), art., " Emblem, Emblembuche ", the 
most important to appear since that of Praz, who, incidentally, contributed the 
illustrated articles on Emblema and Imp res a in the Enciclopedia Italiana in the 
1930 's. Heckscher has recently published, as an appendix to a review of Moralia 
Ho rati ana ..., a list of facsimiles and re-issues of emblem books l802-196l;, 
followed by a list of editions and translations in preparation ( Art Bulletin , 
XLVII, (Sept. 1965), 392-39ii). The holdings of the University, Public, and Art 
Gallery Libraries were checked against Heckscher 's list and the result, with 
certain corrections and additions, is listed below. Facsimile editions are so 
designated. Some of the facsimile editions - e. g., those of Goodyer and 
Whitney - also include many reproductions of pages from other emblem books. 
The place and date of the first edition is given in brackets after the title. 

A., H. (Henry Hawkins) Parthenia Sacra (Paris, I633). Facs . of I633 éd., 
Aldington, Kent, The Hand and Flower Press, 1950 UT 

ABRAHAM a Sancta Clara. Samm tliche Werke . Passau, etc., 1835-18U7. UT 
No plates. 

BRUNO, Giordano. De gl'heroici furori . (Paris ^ondon_7,l585) .Bk. I, 
Dialogo 5, has 15 emblematic sonnets, no figuico but emblem described; 
Bk. II, Dialogo 1 has 12; Dialogo 2 has 1. Praz mentions only Bk. 1, 5. 

Ed. G. Daelli, Biblioteca Kara, vol. 57, Milano, I869. UT 

Opere , II, ed. Adolfo V/agner, Lipsia, I83O. UT 

Opere di G. Bruno e di T. Campanella . ed. A. Guzzo & R. Amerio, 
Milano, 1957. Of 

Opere italiane, II, ed. G. Gentile, Bari, 1927. UT 

CATS, Jacob, /^elections from various works. _7 Ed. & tr. Richard Pigot, 
Moral Emblems .... from Jacob Cats and Robert Farlie. With illustrations 
freely rendered from designs found in their work by John Leighton. 
Third edition. London, l865. (1st ed. i860) SP 


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Paris, 1905. (facs. woodcuts) UT 

FARLEY, Robert. Lychnocausia . . . (London, I638) Ed. Richard Pigot, 
Moral Emblems .... London, 186$. (See Jacob Cats above). 

/gOODYER, Sir Henr^/ The Mirrour of Males tie . (London, I6I8) 

Facs., H. Green & J. Gros ton, éd., Manchester, I87O. (Holbein Society) UT 

/%WKINS, HenryT" See A., H. above 

LA PERRIERE, Guillaiime de. Le theatre des bons engins . . . (Paris, 1$36) 

Facs. of Paris 1$39 éd., Greta Dexter, éd., Gainesville, I96U. UT TPL 

LEDESMA, Alonso de. ^oems but no figures from /Juegos de Noches 

(Barcelona, l60$); Conceptos Espirituales (Madrid, 1602) and Tercera Parte 
de Conceptos Espirituales (Madrid, 1612) in Biblioteca de Autores Espanoles , 
vol. XXXV, Madrid, 1872, l$l-l8l; 73-7$ et passim . UT 

MEISNER, Daniel. Thesaurus Philo -Politi eus . . . (Frankfurt, 1623-6) Facs. of 
Frankfurt, I628 éd., Hamburg, 1962. ÎJT 

SCÈVE, Maurice. Délie ... (Lyons, 1$1|U) Ed. E. Parturier, Paris, 1916. 

(Société des Textes Français Modernes). (Critical text, facs. woodcuts) UT 

Oeuvres poétiques complètes . Ed. B. Guégan, Paris, 1927 (text only) UT 

THYNNE, Francis. Emblèmes and Epigrames . (London, I6OO) Ed.F.J.Pumivall, 
London, I876. (Early English Text Society, vol. 6ii) UT TPL 

VOLKMANN, Ludwig. Bilder Schriften der Renaissance . Hieroglyphik in ihren 
Beziehungen und Forwirkung. Nieuwkoop, B, De Graaf. 1962. 
/Reprint of the Leipzig, 1923, edition .7 AGT, RR 

VONDEL Joost van den. Den Gulden Winkel der Konstlievende Nederlanders . . . 
(Amsterdam, I613) Text only, in Vollendige dichtwerken . . . 
ed. Albert Verwey, Amsterdam, 1937. UT 

WHITNEY, Geoffrey. A Choice of Emblèmes . (Leyden, 1$86) Facs. H. Green, éd., 
London, I866. UT AGT 

WICKRAM, Jorg. Die Zehn Alter der Welt . (Strasburg, l$3l) Facs. Josef Benzing,ed., 
Wiesbaden, 195E IJT 

The following two catalogues, both issued by the bookseller J. L. Beijers of Utrecht, 
are in the Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies: 

A Catalogue of 212 Emblem Books , 1952. Illus. (Books issued in 11 countries 
. between 152U and I86I). 

100 Emblem Books and 120 Children's Books including some Courtesy Books and 
School Books. Catalogue 126, 1965. 




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Vol. Ill, no. 2 

January, 196? 

Editors: Natalie Z. Davis, Department of Political Economy, University 

of Toronto j 

James McConica, Saint Basil's Seminary 


Jan. 20-28 — Christopher Marlowe's Edward II , directed by Leon Major, 
Hart House Theatre, 8:30 p.m. 

Feb, 7 — Luncheon meeting of Toronto Renaissance and Reformation 

Colloquium in honour of Professor Craig Thompson, to be held 
at Victorir . Exact time and place to be announced. The 
Library of the Victoria Centre for Reformation and 
Renaissance ',tudies will be open to visitors from 2 p.m. 
until Profe.-^or Thompson's lecture. 

Feb. 7 — Professor Oraig Thompson of Haverford College will give 
the Erasmuc. Lecture sponsored by the Victoria Centre 
for Reformation and Renaissance Studies: "Erasmus on 
Sacred and Profane Scriptures," Lecture Hall, New Academic 
Building, U:30 p.m. 

Feb. 10 ~ Professor Richard J.Schoeck, Department of English, will 
speak on "The Last Medieval Council — the Fifth Lateran 
Council, 1512-1517," RoomB, Teefy Hall, 3 p.m. 

March 5 — Ten Centuries Concert: Planctus Mariae , a fourteenth- 
century mystery play, Edward Johnson Building, 8:30 p.m. 
lor further information call Edward Johnson Building Box 

Professor W. Stanford Reid of the Department of History, 
University of Guelph, will speak on "The Commercial 
Middle Class in the Scottish Reformation." Time and 
place to be announced. S 


The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium has sent a letter 
to Dr. Casamassima, director of the Biblioteca Nazionale, expressing our 
great concern, over the damage to museums and libraries suffered in Florence. 
All readers are urged to make contributions toward the work of restoration. 
In Canada collection for works of art, libraries and manuscript is being 
organized through the Art Gallery of Ontario, Grange Park Road, Toronto 2B. 

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The I'iusic Library in the Edward Johnson Building at the Universii 
of Toronto considerable number of musical treatises from the l$th 
to the early 17th centuries in the form of facsmilies, translations 
aid iirst editions. Since new items are added constantly to this 
prowing collection, the following report does not represent an 
?"liajstive bibliography on this subject. All the major treatises 
of this period are nevertheless included. 

Aithougla no individual theorist on this list evinces a 
siagle, i.iClaô.:.vtî conception of Renaissance and fieioniiation musical 
thought, an overall survey from Tinctoris to Praetorius presents 
the historiiir; with a comprehensive lenders tanding of a historically 
connected tradition in the history of ideas and musical style. 
With the exception of an odd dictionary or critical tract, the 
treatises -re concerned mainly v;ith rules of theory and ccmporiition, 
or description of insti'uraents and performance practice. Hovrever, 
they aiso contain a wealth of information -i^boTit relationships between 
to-aposers, theorists .'jnd men of letters, alstoricai anJ aer.thotic 
orie.itaticn, the history of philosophical concepts, and to a ^esser 
extent, sociological background. While the former are the 
avcv/ed subjects covered by the treatises, and are therefore recognized 
and discussed by musical historians, the latter belonp tc -:. iieoondary, 
and. often allusive, level of the works, and are therefore meaningful 
on y wh^n approached from other areas of cultural history. To 
ol^tain insights, tne scholar must examine not only 
the preface, ..hich is easily accessible and rewardint'', but also the 
more fcrtiddable body of tha treatises where revealing remarks are 
hidden It uaex.nfccted placet; . 

Since detailed annotations are not practical, I have included 
a Vri-:;f c;:niment on the theorists themselves plus a geieral description 
of the contents of each treatise. Further information and 
relevant bibliography can be obtained in G. Peese, Mis..c ia the 
Ren-iis ai.- ce , and Musik in r}eschichte und Gegénwart (?. illume ed . ) . 

The,raphy proceeds in approximate chronolopica - order 
rubric O-G) indicates that an item ±3 available on microcard. 


HOTHBY, .'obn. (Iùlî;-l)t87) . This English theoretician l^ved mo?t of 
liis life j.n Italy. île taught in Lucca from 1 6; -80 a-d 
than to the coui-t of Henry VII in England. 


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La Calliopea legale (s.d.) Transi., A. Seay, The Musical Works 
of John Hothbv. I963. "Calliopea" is the humanistic 
symbol for the human voice; "legale" refers to "canto 
legale" or "cantus planus" (plainchant) as opposed to 
mensural polyphony. 

Regulae supra contrapunctum (ca. Iij7$). E. de Cousseraaker, 

Scriptorum de musica medii aevi nova series . III, 333-3U, 
and also in Seay, The Musical Works of John Hothby . A 
very concise treatise dealing with the rules of intervals and proper 

voice leading. 
TINCTORIS, Johannes. (lU36-l5ll). Although well educated in law 

and mathematics, Tinctoris was known as a composer and theorist. 
His numerous writings are extremely important as documents in 
the development of musical thought and style during the early 
Renaissance. His five most important treatises are given 
below. Until 11^87, Tinctoris was attached to the court of 
Ferdinand of Aragon in Naples . After that date , he lived in 
Nivelles . 

Terminorum musicae dlffinitorium (written ca. 1U73) Naples, 
1U9U. Latin and English edition. Dictionary of Musical 
Terms , C. Parrish éd., London, I963"! Except for a 13th- 
century MS fragment, Tinctoris' dictionary is the first 
of its kind. 

Proportional e musices (Naples, ca. 1U7U). Coussemaker, Scrip - 
torum, IV, 153-77. English transi, by A. Seay in Journal 
of Music Theory , 1: 22-75 (1957). In the celebrated 
preface, Tinctoris cites Dunstable and the English school 
as the source of a new style of polyphony on the continent. 
The work itself deals with the complicated system of time 
signatures in mensural polyphony. 

Liber de arte contrapuncti , Naples, lU77. Coussemaker, 

Scriptorum , IV, 79-153. In the preface, Tinctoris shows 
his awareness of the important stylistic innovations of 
Dufay's generation. English transi, by A. Seay, The Art 
of Counterpoint , Musicological Studies and Documents , Vol. 
V, 1961. 

Complexus effectuum musices (Naples, s.d.) Coussemaker, 
Scriptorum , IV, 191-200. In this unusual treatise 
devoted to musical aesthetics, Tinctoris compiles a systematic 
list of musical effects. 

De inventione et usu musicae , Naples, ca. lU85. K. Weinmann, 

Johannes Tinctoris und sein unbekannter Traktat ...., 1917. 
This incomplete work features short discussions of 
instruments and performance practice. 

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the Monk is available. 

De praeceptis artis musice et practice compendiosus libellus , 
(ca. lUyO-90;. Coussemaker, Scriptorum , III, 273-307. 
This treatise is one of the early sources on fauxbourdon 
and gymel practice. 

GAZA, Francesco (dates unknovm). .,. +^ , 

Tractate vulgare del canto figurato , Milan, lU92. Facs . éd., 
J. Wolf, 1922. 

RAMOS DE PAREJA, Bartolomé (lhU0-lU9l) . A Spanish theorist of 

remarkably progressive ideas, Ramos lectured at the university 
of Salamanca and also taught in Bologna (although he did not 
occupy the chair in music at that university) . 

f Musica practica , Bologna, lU82. Facs, éd., J. Wolf, 1901. 

Ï This controversial treatise presents many revolutionary 

I ideas: major and minor thirds are treated as consonant 

intervals; a new definition of pervading imitation is 
proposed as well as an octave system instead of the Guidonian 
hexachord. Ramos also favours equal-tempered tuning. 

i GAFFURIO, Franchino (lU5l-l$22) . Gaffurio studied both theology 
I and music as a young man. Around IU80, he met Tinctoris in 

Naples and engaged him in a series of public debates. In 
IU8U, Gaffurio settled in Milan where he apparently established 
a music school. 

Theorica musica , Milan, 1U92. (First publ. Naples IU82) (MC) 

Theoretical concepts of music modelled on Greek tradition. 

Practica musicae , Mian 1U96. (MC) Gaffurio' s most famous treatise 
contains a valuable discussion of compositional practices 
in the l5th century. He mentions the importance of vertical 
sonority as opposed to the medieval concept of stratified 
polyphony. Gaffurio is here interested in music as a 
living experience, not as an exemplar of theoretical 

De harmonia , Milan, l5l8. (MC) This discussion of classical 

Greek theory sparked a controversy with Spataro. See below. 

SPATARO, Giovanni (lU58-l5Ul)- Spataro, a pupil of Ramos le Pareja, was 
influential as a teacher and initiated a tradition of theory and 
musical thought in Bologna. 

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Bologna 1521. Facs. éd., J. Wolf, 1925- This work attacks 
Gaffurio on his theories of tuning. 

VIRDUNG, Sebastian (ca. 1^00). Virdung was active at the court chapel 
in Heidelberg from 1^00 on. 

Musica getuscht , Basel, 1^11 . Facs. éd., L. Schrade, 1931. 
The earliest detailed discussion of instruments and the 
practice of transcribing vocal music for instrumental 
performance . 

FABER, Nicolaus (dates unknown) . Faber was priest and singer to William 
IV of Bavaria from l5ll-l$50. 

Musicae rudimenta , (Augsburg) 1^16. (MC) This little didactic 
treatise was a very popular handbook for school children. 

AARON, Pietro (lU80-ca. 15U5). An important humanist scholar and 
musical theorist, Aaron was active in Venice from 1525-U5. 


Libri très de institutione harmonica , Bologna, 1^16 . (MC) 

This work, criticized by Gaffurio regarding the topics of 
tuning and mensural notation, contains the first systematic 
formulation of integrated polyphony. 

II toscanello in musica , Venice, 1529. (First ed. 1523) (MC) 
This well-known treatise discusses many subjects from a 
progressive point of view. The portion on accidentals sheds 
light on the practice of musica ficta . 

Trattato della natura . . . di tutti gli tuoni di canto figurato, 
Venice, 1525. (MC) Aaron proposes new criteria for judging 
the mode of polyphonic pieces. 

FOGLIANO, Ludovico (d. 1539). Fogliano spent most of his career in 

Modena. Besides his musical writings, he also planned to publish 
Italian translations of Aristotle and Averroes. The latter works 
exist in draft MSS. 

Musica theorica , Venice 1529. (MC) Fogliano suggests a tuning 
system which is closer to just intonation than to the 
Pythagorean system. He preceded Zarlino in this respect. 

ORNITHOPARGHUS, (VOGELMAIER) Andreas (ca. Il485-ca. l535). Vogelmaier, 
magister artium at Tubingen around l5l6, is the first important 
German theorist of the l6th century. 

Musice active micrologus , Leipzig, I5l9. (First ed. I5l9) (MC) 
This compendium is one of the earliest sources dealing with 
the problem of tactus in polyphonic music. An English 
translation by the composer, John Dowland, appeared in 
London in 1609. 



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AGRICOLA, Martin (1U86-1556). Agricole, whose real name was Martin 
Sore, was a composer and private music teacher in Magdeburg. 
In 1^27 he was appointed cantor at the first Lutheran church 
in that city. 

Musica instrumentalis deudsch , Wittenberg, 1529. R. Eitner, 
ed. A description of instruments and instrumental music 
based on Virdung (see above), but with considerable new 
material added. 

RHAU, Georg (lU88-l5U8). Rhau was cantor of the Thomasschule in 
Leipzig from 1^18-20, and subsequently founded his important 
publishing house in Wittenberg. He edited most of Luther's 
writings as well as numerous collections of polyphonic music. 

Enchiridion musicae mensuralis , n.p., 1531. (MC) 

GLAREANUS, Henricus (1U88-1563) . An important Swiss humanist and 
friend of Erasmus, Glareanus taught mathematics, philosophy 
and musical theory in Basel, Paris and Freiburg. 

Isagoge in musicen , Basel, I5l6. (MC) Like Rhau' s work, this 
treatise is a practical introduction to the rudiments of 
music k 

Dodekachordon , Basel, 15U7. (MC) In this celebrated work, 

Glareanus expounds his system of twelve modes, extending 
the traditional eight inherited from medieval theory. 
In addition to the theoretical discussion, he gives many 
valuable descriptions and evaluations of composers 
contemporary to Josquin Desprez, as well as numerous examples 
of their compositions. 

GANASSI, Silvestre de (b. 1U92). Ganassi was a teacher and player 
of both the recorder and gamba. As an instrumentalist, he was 
attached to the church of San Marco in Venice. 

Opera intitulata Fontegara , Venice, 1535. English transi. 

from a German éd., 1956. An instruction manual for playing 
the recorder including rules of ornamentation. 

Regola rubertina, Venice, l5U2-l51;3. (MC) One of the earliest 
known viol methods . 

HEYDEN, Sebaldus (lU99-l56l). Heyden was rector and cantor in several 
churches of Numberg. 

De arte canendi , Numberg, l5U0 (First éd., 1537)- (MC) A 
didactic treatise on polyphonic music. 

GOCLICUS, Adrianus Petit (ca. l500-l563). An extremely colorful 

character, Coclicus claimed to have studied with Josquin Desprez. 


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finally settled in Copenhagen after 15$6 as organist at the 
court chapel. 


Compendium musices descriptum ab Adrianus Petit Coclico 

discipolo Josquini de Près , Nurnberg, 1552. (MC) Facs . 
\ éd., M. Bukofzer, Documenta Musicologica , 195U' The 

' statements of this fantastic personality have dubious 

authenticity. His treatise was supposedly written to 
[ shed light on "musica reservata," a performance term whose 

specific meaning still remains a mystery. Goclicus also 

describes the teaching method of Josquin. 


Ï LISTENIUS , Nicolaus (dates unknown) . Listenius resided at the 
' court in Brandenburg in the 1530 's. Very little is known about 

his background, but his encyclopedic treatise was extremely 
influential on the subsequent development of German theory. 

Musica , Wittenberg, (First éd., 1537) l^W (MC) 

[ BERMUDO, Juan (ca. l5lO-after 1550). Bermudo, a Spanish theologian 

1 and musician, seirved several bishops of Andalusia. 

Declaracion de instrumentes musicales , Osuna, 1555. Facs. éd., 
M.S. Kastner, Documenta Musicologica , 1957. This handbook 
contains a comprehensive discussion of general musical 
theory, as well as a description of instruments, tunings, 
fingerings and repertoire. 

SANTA MARIA, Tomas de (I5l0-l570). Santa Maria was the leading 
organist in Valladolid from 1565-70. 

Libro llamado arte de taner fantasia , Valladolid, 1565. (MC) 

One of the earliest theoretical discussions of the fantasia 
genre for keyboard instruments and lute. 

VICENTINO, Nicola (l5ll-l572). Vicentino was a learned humanist 
and musician in the service of Cardinal Ippolito d'Este at 
Ferrara and Rome. 

L'antica ridotta alia moderna prattica , Roma 1555. (MC) Here 
Vicentino develops an experimental theory of scales based 
on his interpretation of the ancient Greek diatonic, 
chromatic and enharmonic genera. In the same work, he 
describes his invention, the archi cembalo: an instrument 
with six keyboards capable of producing the quarter- tones 
characteristic of the enharmonic genus. 

SALINAS, Francisco de (1513-1590). A blind organist, Salinas "^ ' 
served the Duke of Alba in Naples from 1553-58 and returned to 
Spain in 1567 as professor of music at the university of Salamanca. 


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De musica libri septem , Salamanca, 1577. (MC) Salinas restates 
I many of Zarlino's theories (see below) and makes an important 

contribution to the concept of mean-tone temperament. 
His treatise also contains examples of Spanish popular 
music of the l6th century. 

ZARLINO, Gioseffo (l5l7-l590). Zarlino studied composition with 
Adrian Willaert in Venice and became maestro di cappella at 
San Marco from 1^6^-90. 

Le institutione harmoniche , Venice, 15^8. (MC) A 1573 edition 
of this work is available in the Rare Book Room of the 
Music Library. Zarlino's treatise, the most influential 
work of the century, is a compendium of knowledge: counterpoint, 
modes and ethos, expression and text setting are all 
discussed. His system of just intonation based on Ptolemy 
raised a violent controversy with his former pupil, 
Galilei. (See below) 

Dimostratione harmoniche , Venice, 1571. (KC) A copy of the 

original edition is in the Rare Book Room. This exposition 
of intervals and the division of the monochord takes the 
form of a series of dialogues which were said to have 
happened at the home of Adrian Willaert, Zarlino's teacher. 

GALILEI, Vincenzo (1520-91). Galilei was an important composer 
and writer active in the Florentine Gamerata and father of 
the scientist Galileo. His thought was partially influenced 
by the noted humanist Girolamo Mei. 

Dialogo della musica antica e della modema , Florence, l58l. 
(MC) This treatise is considered to be the manifesto of 
the new style of monody. 

Discorso intomo allé opère di messer Gioseffo Zarlino di. 
Ghioggiiu Florence, 1589. (MC) Galilei vigorously 
Zarlino's ideas as exemplifying an outmoded aesthetic of 
Renaissance polyphony. Zarlino was defended by Artusi, 
the notorious critic of Monterverdi, in his Trattato 
apologetico in difesa dele' Opere del R. Zarlino da Chioggia , 1590, 

ORTIZ, Diego (1525-?). Ortiz, a Spanish composer and performer, 
served as musician in the vice-regal court of the Duke of 
Alba in Naples from 1555-1570 . 

Tratado de glosas sobre clausulas , Rome, 1553. Facs. éd., M. 
Schneider, 1913. This famous treatise contains rules for 
instrumental ornamentation and improvisation, or variations , 
on ostinato basses. 

FINCK, Hermann (1527-1558). Finck was active as a composer and 
organist in Wittenberg. 

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Practica musica , Wittenberg, 1^56. (MC) This didactic treatise 
contains a discussion of improvisation and notated 
ornamentation in polyphonic music. Finck also makes one 
of the few documentary references to Nicolas Gombert. 

BOTTRIGARI, Ercole (I$31-l6l2). Bottrigari was both a musician v« 
and humanist scholar well versed in Greek and Latin. In 
addition to his performance treatise, he published a work on 
the theories of Aristoxenos. v 

II desiderio , Venice, 1$9U. (MC) Performance practice and 
instrumental ensembles are accurately described. 

ARTUSI, Giovanni Maria (10UO-l6l3). Artusi, a pupil of Zarlino, 
was active as a teacher and writer in Bologna. 

L'arte del contrapunto , Venice, 1586. (MC) This composition 
treatise describes the rules of polyphonic writing. 

L' Artusi owero delle imperfettioni della musica moderna , 

Venice, 1600. (MC) As a conservative theorist, Artusi 
attacks the modem madrigal with its emphasis on dramatic 
text declamation and emotional expressivity. He deplored 
the neglect of polyphonic voice-leading and harmonically 
prepared dissonance. His criticism of Monteverdi prompted 
the latter composer to write a defense of the modem 
practice in the preface to his fifth book of madrigals . 

CERRETO, Scipione (l5$l-l633). Cerreto was active in Naples as a 
lutenist, theorist and music teacher. 

Delia prattica musica vocale e strumentale , Naples, 1601. (MC) 
This work is important as a reference to musical life and 
practice in Naples . 

ZACCONI, Lodovico (1555-1627). Zacconi spent some time in Munich 
(1591-95) and finally settled in Venice. 

Prattica di musica utile et necessaria, Venice, 1596. (MC) 
Because of its didactic function, this treatise contains 
a very straightforward discussion of theory and counter- 
point. Several chapters are devoted to a description of 
the instniments used by Monteverdi and the early opera 
composers . 

MORLEY, Thomas (l557-l602). Morley graduated Mus. Bac. from Oxford 
in 1558 sind spent his career in London as organist at St. 
Paul's Cathedral and Gentleman of the Chapel Royal. 

A Plaine and Easie Introduction to Practicall Musicke, London, 

T^W. Facs. éd., E.H. Fellowes, 1937. This is the first «"d 
treatise on l6th century theory and composition to be 
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CERONE, Pedro (1566-1626). This Italian theorist spent some time 
in Spain as a chapel singer to Philip II and III, but returned 
to Naples in I6IO. 

El melopeo y maestro, Naples, I613. (MC) Cerone's retrospective 
treatise sums up the polyphonic style of Palestrina's 
generation. The excessive length and pedantic style of 
this work were ridiculed by Antonio Eximeno, the 18th-century 
Spanish writer and theorist. 

DIRUTA, Girolamo (I56l-l6l2?) . Diruta, a pupil of Merulo and 
Zarlino, was a noted organist in Venice. 

II transilvano , Venice, 1^93 and I619. (MC) This work is a 
treatise on organ playing with emphasis on ornamentation 
and improvisation. 

DEMANTIUS, Cristoph (1567-16U3). Demantius was a music teacher in 
Freiburg from 160U-U3. 

Isagoge artis musicae , Onoldsbach, I6II. (First ed. 1602). (MC) 
Demantius ' extremely popular instruction book saw its tenth 
edition in 1671. It is printed with Latin on one page and 
the corresponding German on the facing page. It also 
contains the first musical dictionary translating Italian, 
Latin and Greek terms into German. 

GUMPELTZHAIMER, Adam (1559-1625). 

Compendium musicae latino- germani cum , Augsburg, I6I6. (MC) 

PRAETORIUS, Michael (l571-l62l). A German composer and theorist, 
Praetorius was Kapellmeister in Wolfenbuttel from 1612-21. 

Syntagma musicum I and II, Wittenburg, l6l55 III, Wolfenbuttel, 
lSÎ9^ (TKJVoI. Ill facs. éd., E. Bernouilli, 1916. This 
encyclopedic work contains much valuable information about 
late Renaissance and early Baroque music. I: ancient 
music and instruments. II: detailed description of l5th 
and 16th instruments. Ill: discussion of secular 
composition . 


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issues to Renaissance law books in public or private collections in 
or near Toronto. If you have any law books in your collection printed 
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George McKnight 

A most important private collection of Renaissance and eighteenth 
century books in Ontario remained in relative obscurity until two years 
ago when Professor William J. Cameron of the Department of English, 
McMaster University, began a short-title catalogue of the library willed 
in perpetuity by Robert Addison to St. Mark's Anglican Church, Niagara-on- 
the-Lake. In the year since I joined him, the catalogue has been completed 
and is now available at the Rare Books' Room, Mills Memorial Library, 
McMaster University. A more complete study tracing the origins of the 
collection, and providing a guide to the eighteenth century books will 
be found in Dr. Cameron's report on eighteenth century library holdings 
in Canada, New Zealand, and Australia delivered at the Nichol Smith 
Seminar in Canberra in the summer of I966 and to be published in the 
proceedings . 

The collection was begun by Thomas Topping in the late seventeenth 
century, and was expanded by William Beale and Richard Atkinson -vdiile 
housed at Whittlesey, near Cambridge, from 170U until 1772. The library 
then passed into the hands of Robert Addison, the first Anglican missionary 
on the Niagara Frontier, who brought the collection to North America in 
1792. Significantly, all four were Anglican ministers which gave the 
collection a solid basis in Anglican theology while allowing for varied 
personal interest. The Addison library, then, was compiled mainly in the 
eighteenth century and is a far-ranging if some^at limited survey of 
the various religious controversies, and a unique single collection of 
the books most likely to be read by an Anglican minister of that period. 
In this brief article on the books printed before 1700, I would like to 
indicate the general outlines of the collection, and note the particular 
strengths . 

The Addison collection contains 1127 titles (totalling I3OO volumes), 
with 3li9 titles (or 3^2 volumes) before 1700. The pre-1700 material includes 
26U volumes in English, 82 in Latin, U in Greek, and 2 in French. The 
great majority were printed after I66O with I67 works dealing generally 
with theology and related areas of philosophy and moral instruction. Works 
on the government, duties, and affairs of the Church include a number 
by Thomas Bilson, Gilbert Burnet, William Sherlock, Henry Spelman, and 
Edward Stillingfleet. There are also a number of books dealing with Biblical 


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explication and commentary by John Edwards, Bishop Fell, Joseph Hall, 
Richard Kidder, and Henry More. Or again, there are several moral essays 
and Anglican doctrines presented by Richard Hooker, William Lowth, 
Richard Lucas, Pierre Nicole, and Seth Ward. The volumes connected with 
various controversies include Edward Gee, Jeremy Taylor, and Thomas Tenison 
against Popery; John Edwards, Jonathan Edwards, and William Sherlock 
against Socinianism; Richard Bentley as;ainst atheism; John Wilkins on 
natural religion; and Robert Burscough and Henry Hammond on Schism. 
There are 12 books which could be generally classed as eccl siastical 
histories, both factual and doctrinal. These include the works of John 
Smith, Roger Twisden, and William Wake on the Church of England; Gilbert 
Burnet and Heniy Warton on the Reformation; John Spot s wood on the Church 
of Scotland; Thomas Deane on Martin Luther; Peter Heylyn on the 
Presbyterians; Edward Stillingfleet on the Protestant religion; Paolo 
Ssirpi on the Council of Trent; and, of course, Thomas Fuller, The Church- 
History of Britain , 1655. There are also approximately 2^0 sermons in 
the 26 volumes dated from Joseph Hall in 1637 to William Stephens in 
1700. This includes collections by Ralph Brownrig, John Edwards, John 
Cockburn, Thomas Sprat, Edward Stillingfleet, and Jeremy Taylor, with 
individual sermons by Ralph Cudworth, Robert Grove, Symon Patrick, and 
John Tillotson. The individual strengths of the theology collection 
include Richard Bentley, John Edwards, and Edward Stillingfleet. 

The secular works in English include 29 volumes dealing with various 
aspects of history, 12 volumes of literature, 9 volumes of memoirs and 
biography, and k volumes for educational purposes. Those volumes related 
to English history include works on the law, the monarchy, and civil 
liberty by Edward Coke, John Cowe, Sir William Dugdale, Edward Hyde, 
John Milton, John Nalson, Francis Osborn, and Robert Sheringham. The 
volumes related to Italy include the writings of Machiavelli, and Jean 
Gailhard's study of the republics. There are also three significant works 
on the Turks by Richard Knolles, Francis Osborn, and Paul Rycaut, and 
René Aubert de Vertot's history of the revolution in Sweden. There are 
few works of literature in the collection prior to 1700, and those consist 
mainly of translations of Montaigne and Virgil, the poems of John 
Oldham, and the essays of Francis Bacon. Finally, the most prominent 
biographers include Gilbert Burnet, William Cave, Gerard Langbaine, Jeremy 
Taylor, and Izaak Walton. 

The 88 foreign language books include 2? printed in London, 8 in Cambridge, 
and 6 in Oxford. The remaining $2 volumes which were printed on the 
continent include 19 from Amsterdam, 7 from Leyden, 5 from Lyons and 
Cologne, and single volumes from different cities including Frankfurt, Ober-Ursel, 
and Genoa. The majority of Latin volumes published in England were 
printed after l660 and include editions of Cato (1690), Cicero (l68l), 
Juvenal and Persius (1686), Lucretius (1686), and Quintilian (1692). The 
more contemporary writers include Francis Bacon (I6l7), Robert Boyle (1665), 
Hugo Grotius (1700), Robert Grove (1682), John Milton (1676), Matthew Poole (I669), 
and Izaak Wake (1635). The earliest books printed on the continent 
date from, Ammianus Marcellinus (1500), George Cassander (l5l2), Quintilian (1518), 
Aristotle (l53U) , Jeronimo Osorio de Fonseca (1576), and Lorenzo Valla (l5U8). 
Other books printed on the continent are either editions of the classics 
such as Cicero (I69I), Juvenal (I6U8), Livy (I678), Petronius (1619), 






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Pliny (16U0), Terence (I66I), Theophrastus (I638), and Virgil (I613), 
or the works of modem writers including Johann Henri ch Alsted (I62U), Jean 
Bodin (1601), Erasmus (I6l2), Hugo Grotius (lôi^S), Jason à Pratis (1657), 
Johann Henri ch Ursin (I66I), and Hieron Zanchius (I6OI), and finally a 
French translation of Cervantes (1692), 



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Vol. Ill, no. 3 :-■:'■■ March, 1967 

Editors: îJatalie Z. Davis, Department of Political Economy, University of Toronto, 
James KcConica, Saint Basil's Semj.nary 

in this issue: Renaissance biological books, Italian pamphlets and propaganda. 
Decimal Index of Art in the Low Countries 


March 17 — Dinner meeting of Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium, 
Prpfessor W. Standord Reid, Department of History, University of 
Guelph, will speak on "The Commercial Middle Class in the Scottish 
Reformation," Founder's College, York University, 5:30-9:30 p.m. 

March 27 — The Hortus Musicus will present a programme of medieval and Renaissance 
music, Edward Johnson Building, Faculty of Music, 8 p.m. 

early April — "Rafe Royster Doyster", performed by the Poculi Ludique Societas and 
directed by Joel H. Kaplan. Seeley Hall, Trinity College, admission 
free. For information about dates, phone 1483-2729. 

April 7-8 — Meeting of the Medieval Academy of America at the University of Toronto, . 

April 29-30 — Meeting of the North Central Conference of the Renaissance Society 
of America at Oberlin College. Papers on Renaissance poetry, drama, 
art, music and dance; a concert of Renaissance music; and a performance 
of Jonson's The Alchemist , For further information, write Professor 
Warren Taylor, 12U Rice Hall, Oberlin, Ohio^ l|i407U. 


The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquiiom. has received the following 
iswer from Dr. Casamassima of the Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale in Florence: 

E'qui pervenuta oggi la lettera di codesta Organizzazione per la quale 
jmunico la mia più viva riconoscenza. Le espressioni di solidarietà di colleghi 

amici in questa tragica circonstanza ci confortano nel nostro lavoro di ripresa, e 
Lungono pertanto parti colarmente gradite, Ringrazio anche vivamente per la 
"romessa assistenza al nostro lavoro di restaure delle numerosissime opere danneggiate 
ill'alluvione, con la raccolta di fondi attraverso l'Art Gallery of Ontario, 

Prego accettare i più cordiali saluti 

(Dott. Emanuele Casamassima) 

(continued on page 11 ) 


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In a survey of early scientific works the first problem to be faced is one 
of definition: precisely what is "scientific"? While modern botany and zoology 
had their beginnings in the sixteenth and early seventeenth centuries, the study 
of plants and animals was hardly a systematic discipline in this period. The era 
in which Pierre Belon and William Turner did their pioneering work also saw numerous 
editions and translations of Bartholomaeus Anglicus' thirteenth-century encyclopedia 
of natural history. Furthermore, we find the seventeenth-century criterion of 
objective obsearvation anticipated more in works of a distinctly unscientific bent 
(treatises on hunting, falconry, or gardening) than in the humanistic commentaries 
on the great classical naturalists. Our answer to this problem was to set no 
strict and fast rules for including a work in our bibliography. Instead, each 
item has been considered in the light of its possible interest to a student of 
the history of biology. A number of our decisions were necessarily personal and, 
perhaps, arbitrary, but this procedure has enabled us to include many relevant 
"borderline" works whose presence could not be justified by a narrower interpretation 
of "science". 

We have begun our survey with renaissance editions of earlier authors, both 
classical and medieval. The influence of Aristotle, Pliny, or Bartholomaeus 
was, needless to say, considerable throughout this entire period. In the medieval 
section three incunabula are included. Original works printed after 1^00 are 
divided into four categories. 1. Herbals and surveys of plants (both medically 
and botanically oriented). 2, Zoological works. 3» Miscellaneous items 
containing matter of botanical or zoological interest, U, Biological and 
microbiological works by early members of the Royal Society and their contemporaries 
in England and on the continent. (This section includes some eighteenth-century 
editions of earlier works). All items are listed oxily in short- title fashion. 
A number of facsimiles have been included. 

Local Symbols: 

UTL University of Toronto Library (usually Rare Books Room) 

TPL Toronto Public Library 

AM Academy of Medicine 

ROM Royal Ontario Museum 

CRRS Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies 

FDH Library of F.D. Hoeniger 


Aelian, Claudious 


AM Historia de Vi et Natura Animalixim per Petrum Gillium turn ex Aellano 

Conversa. .. /_ c. l'?30_/, (incl'Jides Libri Summarius de Gallicis et 
Latinis Nominibus Piscium Massilienslum by Pierre Gilles, t. p. 
lacking) . 


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CRRS Aniraalj-um Natura Libri VII, Pietro Gilllo et Conrado Gesner interpret! dus » 
Cologne, 1616, 5°. (Grk. and Latin texts }. 

UIL Variae Historiae Libri XIIII. . . l^It$. (Grk,) 

UTL joi t\jpL<rKOjU£)?oc ocnu^^toC ... (ed. Gesner), Zurich, V^SG. 

UTL Yariae Historiae Libri XIIII. . .Geneva. l60l|. (trans. J. Vutejius. Grk. and 
Latin texts), 

Aristo teles 

UTL Omnia Quae Extant Opera. . .Averrois coimnentarii . . . Venice! Juntae, 
1550-2, 11 vol, (11 vol. in 6). 

UTL Operum Nova Editio, Graece et Latine .. .Adscriptis and Oram Libri . . ._ex 
Bibl . Js . C asauboni . Lyonr; Laemarius, 1590. (vol. 2 only, 
includes de Plantis ) . 

GRRS Opera Omnia . , . Geneva: P, de La Rovière, l606-7, 2 vol. (Grk, and Latin 
texts ) . 

GRRS de Historia Animalium , . . Venice: Scotus, l^ii^, (trans, T, Gaza). 

AM . . . de Animalium , . . Frankfurt: A. Wechel, 1585» 

AM ... de Animalium Historica, Libri X... Frankfurt t A, Wechel, 1587. 


UTL Deipnosophistainim Libri Quindecim .,, (ed, Dalechampius), Lyons: 

A. de Harsy, 1583 (includes sections on animals and plants). 

Dioscorides, Pedanius (Pedacius) 

The editions of Dioscorides by Pietro Andrea Mattioli may be considered original 
works. They are usually illustrated. 

UTL I Discorsi di M. Pietro Andrea Matthioli, . ,di Pedacio Dioscoride , . , 
Venice: V. Valgrisi & B. Costantani^ 1557. 

OTL Commentarii Secundo Aucti, in Libres Sex Pedacii Dioscoridis , . , 

(ed. Mattioli), Venice: V, Valgrisi, 1558, (marginal VB notes) 

DTL Cominentarii Denuo Aucti in Libres Sex Pedacii Dioscoridis . . . 

(ed. Mattioli), Lyons: G. Coterius, 1562, (marginal MS notes) 

AM Commentarii . . . Dioscorides . . , (ed. Mattioli), l565« 

UTL Opera Quae Extant Omnia; ex Nova Interpretatione Jani-Antonii Saraceni . . . 
Frankfurt: A. Wechel, 1598. 

CRRS Les Commentaries sur , .. Dioscoride . (ed. Mattioli), Lyons J Rigaud, 1605, 
(lacks leaf Ff U), 

bnft . 

,.li»8i£ Î ino^. 

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Plinius Secundus, Caius 

AM riistoria Naturale .„o Venice: Vercelli, 1^01, 

TPL Historiae Mundl Librl XXXVII . . . que Aactds Siglsmundi Gelenii Aiinotationibus , . . 
Basle: Froben, 15U9. ' 

cms Historiae Mundi Librl XXXVII „, , S, Geler-il Annotation! bus . Basle: Froben 
& Episcopius, 1S5U- 

UTL Historiae Mundi Libri XXXVII . . . lac obi Dalecampi , Lyons: B. Honora tus, 158?. 

UTL Traducion de los Libros de Gaio Plinio Segundo de la Historia Natural de los 

Animales .., (trans.) Geronomo de Huerta . . .Madrid; L. Sanchez, 1599. (sp. ) 

UTL The Historié of the World , . . Translated into English by Philemon Holland . 
London, 1601-2. (T'vol. in i;, ' 

UTL Historia Natural. Traducida por Geronimo de Heurta . . .Madrid, 
L. Sanchez, 162U-9, 2 vol. (sp.) 

WL Historiae Mundi Libri XXXVTI . . .Geneva; J. Grispinus, I63I. 

AM The Historié of the World . . .Trans, into English by Philemon Holland. 
London: Adam Islip. 1635. — — 

UTL Historiae Naturalis Libri XXXVII. . .Leyden: Elzevir, I635, 3 vol. 


Haturalis Historiae. . .cum Commentariis , . .Variorum. . .Leyden: Hackii, I669. 


UTL Sparse c!e Plantls Sententiae in Continuatam Seriem ad Propria Capita 
Kevocatae . , . per Caesarem Odonum . . . Bologna: A. Benaccius, 1561. 

UTL de Historia Plantaram Libri Decern , (ed. Bodaeus Egbertus), Amsterdam: 
H. Laurentius, 16UU- 

II o Medieval Works (including three incunabula ); 
Albertus Magnus 

UTL Opera Qu- actenus Haberi Potuerunt sub. Thoma Turco, Nicolao Rodulphio, 

loai~". daptista de Lucem Edita Studio & Lahore Petri lammy . 
Lyons, 1651, 21 vols. 

Bartholomaeus Anglicus 

TPL de Proprietatibus Re rum . Nuremberg: Koberger, IU83. (imperfect), 

UTL de Proprietatibus Rerum . . .London; T. Berthelet, 1^3^. (trans. John Trevisa), 

. < 

M de Propr-jetatibus Rerum . Frankfurt, 16^0. 

Crescenzi, Pietro de 

UTL Rural la Gommoda . . «Speier; Peter Drach, c. llt^O-^. (imperfect). 

Herbarius Latinus 

UTL Louvain, Jan Veldner, c. lIjS^-ô. (imperfect). 


1. Plerbals and Botanical Surveys up to I650 . One of the incunabula listed 
in the previous section, the Herbarius of lltij^j is in Toronto the sole representative 
of the numerous herbals printed in the late fifteenth and early sixteenth centuries. 
These early herbals were primarily medical in content and aim, and although 
they were usually illustrated by a great many woodcuts, the artistry was often 
primitive. The various plants were merely presented schedmatically according to 
their essential features. It was perhaps because of Durer and his followers 
that a remarkable change took place in the German Herbals after 1^30. The printer 
of Otto Brunfels set an example for future botanical virorks by employing Hans 
Weiditz, a pupil of Diirer's, to illustrate Brunfel's text. Once Brionfels' herbal 
appeared, a number of European printers endeavored to produce works with equally 
lavish illustrations. These were often issued first in folio and then in several 
(reduced) octavos. With the illustrations or icônes in the herbal of Leonhard 
Fuchs the art of the botanical woodcut reached its height; Fuchs' plates were 
popular enough in their own day to be sold as a separate volume, and they proved 
sufficiently accurate to illustrate many nineteenth-century botanical textbooks . 

There is at present no copy of the Brunfels herbal in Toronto, although a 
folio facsimile is now on order for CRRS. Fuchs' Kreuterbach , 13'h3, is represented 
by facsimiles in UTL and FDH, Two later octavo editions of Fuchs, both 1^1x9, 
one containing the reduced illustrations only, are in Ai4; UTL has one copy of a 
Vyh9 octavo as well: 

UTL, AI^ de Historia Stirpium . . .Lyond; B. Arnolletus, l5ii9, 8°. 

AM Primi de Stirpium Historia Commentariorum Tomi Ylvae Imagines. Basle: 
Isengrln, 151+9. ^' 

UTL has a Bock herbal: 

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UTL Kreutterbuch darin underscheidt Kamen unnd Wurckunng der Kreutter, Stauden , 

Hecken und Beumen . . .Strassburg, 1565, F". 
while CRRS has a facsimile of Bock's 1577 F on order. 

William Turner was England's first real botanist and one of the most 
iraportant biologists of his time. Recently the Ray Society has published facsimiles 
of his two earliest botanical works, Libellus de Re Herbaria (153^) and The Names 



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of Herbes (15'48) in a combined volume of which FDH has a copy„ An original of 
Turner's Herball of 1568 is available: 

Fî)H The First and Seconde Partes of the Herball. . ■ The Thirde Parte of T/ftlli am 
. Turner^ s Herball , Golonge, 136B. (imperfect ,)o 


FDH has a copy of the next herbal in English j 

Dodonaeus, Rembertus. A Niewe Herball or Historié of Plantes. »- (trans.) 

t Henry Lyte, London, 1578. (lacking final leaves of index). 

The most famous (arid least reliable) of all sixteenth-century herbals is that of 
John Gerard, who used the woodcuts of Tabermontanus, No copies of Gerard's 
1597 edition could be located in Toronto, but the greatly improved edition by 
Thomas Johnson is available; 

OTL, FDH The Herball or Generall Historic of Plantes. . .Very Much Enlarged and 
Ammended bv Tho mas .Tnhnr.nn. London s Adam I slip, 16 33. 

AM The Herball ... London, I636. 

UTL also has a facsimile of John Parld.nson's Paradisi in Sole Paradlsus Terrestius , 
1629. Other botanical -works of the period located in Toronto arei 

Alpinus Prosper 

AM de Plantis AEgypti Liber . Padua, I6U0. (illus.) 

Chabraeus, Dominicus (Chabree) 

OTL Stirpium Icônes et Sciagraphia cum Omnibus quae de Flantarum datura. . . 
Geneva: I. A. Chouet, 1677. 

Glusius, Carolus (l'Ecluse) 

AM . . .Exoticum Libri Decem. ..Item Petri Bellonii Observationes, eodera CaTolo Clusi o 
interprète . Antwerp t Plan tin, 1605 • 

AM Rariorum Olantarum His tori ca ... Antwerp: Plant in, lôOl. 

UTL Carol! Clusi. . .Rariorum Flantarum Historia ... Antwerp^ Plant- n, I6OI. 
(imperfect. wanMng portrait). 

tTL Gomraentariolum de Fungis . (included in above item), 

Cordus, Valerius 

OTL de Halosantho . . . (Zurich? 1569?) (bound with Gesner's de Omni Rerum Foss ilium 
Gene re . . .Zurich, l565~6). 

DalechançDius, Jacobus (and see Athenaeus and Plinius) 

WL Histoire Générale des Plantes. . .Lyons, 1653, 2 vol. t illus.). 



R ûj 

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Eovlenne^ Charles 

UTL L'a[t rir;-ali!"urt3 et nalson rustique , . .Paris.' I. du Puis, 1561+» 

IUTL L'aRriculrure et maison rustique. . .Lyons: I. Oliver, 1659 = 
UTI. De re Hortensi Libellus, Vulgaria I'erbarum . » .Lyons: S. Gryphius, 1?39 ■ 
fîatrAoli, Pietro Andrea fsee also 
UTL de Plantis E pi tome Utilissima . Frankfurt, 1586. 
\ ————— — —_^»—^— «■«,_- 

Flzauld, Antoine (Mzaldus) 

CTL Alexikepusj seu Auxiliaris et Kedicus Hortus . . .Cologne, I. Gymnicus, 1^76. 
(bound with Hlstoria Hortensium , ISTiT' 

UTL Artiticiosa Methodus Comparandorun Hortensium Fructuum » . .Cologne; I. 
Gymnicus, 1577. (bound with Hlstoria Hortensium , 1577). 

TJTL Historia Hortensium . . .Cologne; I. Gymnicus, l577. 

Van de Passe, Crispin (Passaeus) 

FDH Hortus Floridus . Amhem, l6lU. (pi. U2-51, 53 only). 

UTL is also fortunate in possessing the first published survey of Canadian 
plants : 

UTL Comut, Jaques Phillipe. Canadensium Plantorum. . .Pariss La Moyne, 1635. (illus.) 

;. Zoological Works, l500~l660 . There were far fewer orig;l.nal works on 
s than on plants during the Renaissance. Zoological trf-atises did not 

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animals than on plants during the Renaissance. Zoological trf-atises did not ha/e 
the practical appeal of the medically oriented herbals. Yet our period does 
include the encyclopedic surveys of Konrad Gesner of Zïfrich, and Ulysse Aldrovandi 
of Bologna. Toronto does not have the complete works of either, although we were 
able to locate; 

CRRS Conr. Gesneri Tigurini. . .Historiae Anlmalium Liber II. qui e-:t de 
Quadriipedlbus Oviparis . Frankfurt; A. Wechel, 158o, 

UTL Gesner, Konrad. de Omni Rerum Fossilium Gene re . . .Zurich, 1565-6. (8 vols. 
in 1). 

FDH Gesner, Konrad. Vogelbuch . . . ZUri ch , 1583. 

UTL Aldrovandi, Ulysse. Omithologiae, [hoc est de Avlbup Historiae Libri 

XII..."] cum Indice Copiosissimo Linguarum ^ Bologna, 1600. 
(vol. 2 only; imperfect, pages missing at en'i). 

Edward Topsell , an Anglican minister \iho knew little directly about anlma-ls, for 
some odd reason adapted Gesner into English. His work is more readily and completely 
available in Toronto than that of either Gesner or Aldrovandi: 


..-. ! —r k ., f 

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FDH The Historié of Foure^'Footed Beastes , London, 1607, (bound with below)» 

^^' "^I'^g Historié ot Seipents . London, I6080 (missing leaves supplied in Xerox), 

■ ?L The History of Four-Footcd Beast:? and Serpents, o .Collected Out of the 

Writings of Gonrad-us Ge5ner.,^by Edward Topsel. . .;#iereunto la now added , 
The Theater of Insects.,, by T., Huffet Cq,v.;... London, 1638. (^ 
vol. in Ijo 

Few of the more specialized studies of animals ar available in Toronto. William 
Turner's early ornithological work may be obtained only in A.H. Evans' reprint 
and translation ( Turner on Birds, 1903) at CRRS, ROM, FDH, Also notable by it. ; 
absence is the equally early (15UU) ornithology of Longolius. But perhaps the most 
rcgretable gap in the Toronto holdings is the lack of any work by the most 
scientific-minded of sixteenth- century biologists, Pierre Belon, 

Other pre-l660 zoological works located in Toronto are^ 

UTL Caius, John, de Canibus Britannica, Liber Unus; de Rar'iorum Animalium 
FDH et Stirpium Hlstorla, Liber Unus . . .London, 1729. (a late reprint . 

The sixteenth-century English version of this work is available in 

Arber's English Gamer), 

AM Rondelet, Guillaume, . . . Libri de Piscibus Marinis . , .Lyons : M, Bonhomme, 15î5U. 
FDH (earliest illustrated treatise on fishes and marine life). 

UTL Moffett (Muffet), Thomas. The Theater of Insects . ,, London, 16^8, (printed 

with Topsell's History of Four-Footed Beasts and Serpents , . .16$8, q.v.), 

3. J'îiscellaneous Items "; 
Hai'tlib, Samuel 

UTL Sammuel Hartljb his Legacy of Husbandry . London, l65'p, 
Jonston, John 

UTL Thaumatographia Naturalis . . .Amsterdam' Janssonius, 1633, 
Maplet, John 

TPL, ORES A Greene Forest . , .1.^6?. (reprint 1930). 
Markham, Gervase 
UTL Fai^ewel to Husbandry. . «London, l68Ii. 

See also A. Watson, "Early Farming Manuals in The University Library," RR, I, 3. 


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Monardes, l-Iicolas 

M de Simplicibus !■ .edi came nti s . . . interprète Ceirolo Clusio . l^TU. (illus.) 

INeander Bremanus, Johannus 
AM Tabacologia . . . seu Nicotianae Descripti . . .Leyden; Elzevir, I626. (illus.) after 1626 
porta, Giovanni Baptista 
TFL, AM Phytognoinonica . . .Berthelin, l6$0 |^Lllus.)' 

U. Biological and Microbiological Works by Early Members of the Royal Society 
and their Contemporaries in England and on the Continent ; 

Blount, Thomas Pope 

UTL A Natural History. . .E xtra cted Out of the Best Modem Writers » London.' Bentley, 

Boate, Gerard 

AM Histoire naturelle D'Irlande . Paris, I666, 

AM Irelands Naturall History , (trans. S. Hartlib), London, 1652. 

Borelli, Giovanni Alfonso 

UTL de Motu Animalium . Leyden, 168^. (2 vol. in 1. illus.). 

Brovme, Sir Thomas 

AM, UTL Pseudodoxia Epidemica . I6U6. (1st éd.). 

UTL, UTL, FDH Pseudodoxia Epidemica . 16^0. (2nd. éd.). 

UTL Pseudodoxia Epidemica . 1658. 

UTL, FDH Pseudodoxia Epidemica . l672. 

Prof. N. Endicott also owns several editions of this work. 

Charleton, Walter 

UTL Onomasticon Zoi con . , .London; J. Allestry, I668. 

Cole, William 

UTL de Secretione Animali Cogitata . Oxford, 167U. 

{uncan, Daniel 

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de Oraef (Graaf), Régnier 

UTL Traite de îîature et de l'Usage du suc Pancriatique, Paria: de Varennes, 

Grewj Nehemiah 

UTL The Anatomy of Plants . London: Rawlins, 1682. 

UTL, AM Kusaeum Regalis Societatis . . .London, l68l. 

Hale, Sir Matthew 

TPIj The Primitive Origination of Mankind . . .London, 1677 . (a work on spontaneous 

Hoboken, Nicolas 

UTL Anatomia Secundinae Vitulinae . . .Utrecht: Ribbius, 1672. 

Hooke, Robert 

UTL Micrographia Restaurata; or the Copper Plates of Dr. Hooke' s VJonderful 
Discoveries by the Microscope — London, 171iS. (3rd. ed.J^ 

A facsimile of 1st ed. of tS.crographia (1665) has been issued recently by Dover 

Josselyn, John 

FDH New-England Rarities Discovered: In Birds, Beasts, Fishes, Serpents, and 
Plants of the Country . . .1672. (facsimile, Berlin, 1926).. 

van Leeuwenhoek, Anthony 

AM Epistolae Physiologicae super compluribus Naturae Arcanis . . .Delft, 1719. 

AM Opera Omnia seu Arcana Naturae, ope Exactissimorum Microscopiorum Détecta. . , 
Epjstolis. Leyden. 1722. U vol. 

Lovell, Robert 

OTL Enchiridion Botanicum, or a Compleat Herball . . «Oxford; Davis, 1665. 

Oliger, Jacobaeus 

TPL Museum Regiumj seu Catalogus Renim Naturalium, quam Artificialium, quae in 
Basilica Bibliothecae Augustissimi Danae Norvegiaeq . . .Copenhagen, 1696. 

Paullus, Simon 

IIK^L Quadripartitum Botanicum . Strasbourg, I667. 


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Ray, John 

UTL, FDH Catalogus Plantarum Angllae et Insijlarum Ad jacenti urn , o o London; J. 
ilai^tyn, lo77. 

(JTL L'histoire naturelle . . .Paris, 1767. 

UTL Observations Topographical, Moral & Physiological j Made in a Journey through 
Fart of the Low-Countries, Germany, Italy, and France .. .Whereunto is 
Added a Brief Account of Francis Willughby, Esq; His Voyage Through... 
Spain . . .London; J. Martyn, 1073. 

UTL Synopsis Methodica Stirpitim Britannicarum . . .London:: Smith, I690. 

Redi, Francesco 

AM Osservazioni.. .intorno Agli Animali Viventi che si trovano Negli Animali 
Viventi '. Florence, lôBU. (illus. ). 

AM Expérimenta circa Generationera Insectorum . Amsterdam, I67I. (illus.). 

UTL Esperienze intomo alia Generazione degl'Insetti . . .Florence. I668. 

Willughby, Francis 

UTL Brief Account . . . Voyage Through . . . Spain . .. (bound with Ray's Observations, 

ROM Omithologia . I676, 

FDH Ornithology of Francis Willughby . I678. (trans. John Ray), 

Although o-ur search turned up a number of unexpected items, especially m 
the Academy of I'edicine Library, Toronto's holdings in the fields of early botany 
and zoologj' remain on the whole disappointing. The Redpath and Osier Collections 
at McGill contain far more in these fields than the combined Toronto collections. 
Moreover, the scarcity of such books on the present market, and their enormous 
expense when they are available, will probably preclude Toronto's ever having a 
first-class collection in this area. We can, however, take heart in tJie knowledge 
that more and more of these works are being issued in facsimile editions. Micro- 
film collections too, which were not included in the present survey, will enable 
Toronto to eventually obtain a more representative collection of works from the 
formative period of modern biology. 

continued from page 1 

Canadian readers are reminded that contributions for restoration of libraries, 
manuscripts, end works of art are being received by the Art Gallery of Ontario, 
Grange Pa.-'k Road, Toronto 2B. Cheques should be made out to the Art Gallery and 
marked "Save Italian Art Fund.'* Aid in the United States is being organized by 
the Committee to Rescue Italian Art, Inc., 1 East 78th Street, New York, N.Y, 10021. 


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We know much about the printing of books in the period termed the High 
Renaissance. A printing sideline, however, is generally forgotten, and this 
concerned the printing of pamphlets, information bulletins, manifestoes, and akin 
material. All these were of ephemeral interest, and, being unbound sheets, easily 
damaged and often soon totally destroyed. One may wonder if printing this class 
of material did not enable some printers to subsidize the publication of more sub- 
stantial and erudite volumes. May not the Renaissance colporteur and his popular 
leaflets be a parallel to the modern supermarket and its paperbacks? Certainly 
a study of the ephemeral printed material of the Renaissance is needed. The place 
of origin and date of printing of individual items is not indicated usually, but 
often can be deduced. The scientific investigation of the paper used, of the type 
and of the blocks , should produce supplementary information, and ought to result 
in the identification of some of the printers . We know that in the first decade of 
the sixteenth century, Alessandro Lippo of Bologna printed books as well as pamphlets, 
as, apparently, did Nicolo Brenta of Venice, and it would be interesting to know how 
typical these two were.^ 

The extent of official propaganda that existed during the High Renaissance 
was considerable in quantity and range, and was closely related to the growth of 
printing. Indeed, it was probably during the Italian wars that the importance 
of printing as a means of propaganda was first recognized. One striking 
example: in the summer of 1509 the Emperor Maximilian beseiged Padua, and in an 
attempt to demoralize the beseiged, letters were printed that stressed the 
certainty of Imperial victory, and these, attached to arrows, were shot into the 
beleaguered city.-^ In the following year, and again in 1^11, when dissension 
between the 'Old' and the 'New' nobility of Venice was common knowledge, the 
Emperor had distributed printed letters addressed to the 'Old' nobility, 
promising them his support.'^ 

Gf . F.J. Norton, Italian Printers, l$01-l520 (Cambridge, 19^8), makes no mention 
of this kind of material in his otherwise admirable introduction. 


A. Serra-Zanetti, L'Arte della stampa in Bologna... (Bologna, 19^9), index 

references to Alessandro Lippo; Short-title Catalogue of Books printed in Italy ... 

in the British Museum (London, 1958), P- 796. 

Cf . L. von Ranke, History of the Latin and Teutonic Nations {lk9h-l^l$) , trans., 
G.R. Dennis (London, 1909), p. 300. 

Bonardi, cited in the list, no. 1$. 


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The state that first seems to have appreciated the value of printed leaflets 
in psychological warfare has not been studied in terms of the Italian wars.^ 
Evidence suggests, though, that it was France that first exploited printing to this 
end, for from lh9h we have Bulletins d ' Information . These were printed, seemingly, 
to keep the French informed of the success of the campaign in Italy, to boost ^ 
morale, and to ensure that the payment of contributions for the war continued. 
We need to know who instigated the publication of these bulletins, and how publication 
was arranged. By 1^09, at least, there were official printers with exclusive 
rights of printing. Interestingly enough some of the original dispatches that 
were used as the basis for the printed Bulletins exist, so that here we can 
estimate the extent of editing and deduce the motives behind it; the very fact 
that official dispatches were used strongly implies official backing for the 
printing. "7 It is a short step from the Bulletins to directing leaflets against an 
enemy. These latter even contained crude propaganda cartoons: the San Marco of 
Venice, for instance, is depicted in anti-Venetian pamphlets of the 1^09 period, 
after the defeat at Geradadda, with its paws cut away. 

Many leaflets were not official propaganda on the part of a state. Private 
individuals, as today, wanted their work in print and were willing to pay for 
this. Perhaps some of the published orations are of this category.^ Other 
leaflets were of popular appeal, and the author-printer relationship in these 
cases remains a mystery. A writer like Francesco Maria Sacchini of Modigliana 
appears to have earned sufficient reputation for his name to appear as the 
author, though most pamphlets of popular appeal were anonymous. The bulk of this 
class was a rendering, usually in verse, of contemporary events, and they are 
related to those which in England are still handed down as nursery rhymes. 
Sacchini is in the tradition of journalism, and the popular printed leaflets, 
like those Sacchini wrote, can be seen as early newspaper, anticipating the well 
known news-letters. Presumably the writer travelled around, chanting his tale 
to an audience he gathered about him in the local market, and selling printed 
copies. Certainly the printed leaflets reflect the sentiments of the class of 
society, and the locality, for which they were written. For example, we have some 
idea of the popularity of Cesare Borgia in the Romagna from the pamphlets of 

No mention of this propaganda is made by the following: F.L. Taylor, The Art 
of War in Italy, lU9lt-l$2$ (Cambridge, 1921); P. Fieri, II Rinascimento e la 
crisi mill tare italiana (Turin, 2nd éd., 19^2); P. Fieri, Scritti Vari 
(Turin, 1966). 

See J. -P. Séguin, "L'Information en France à la fin du XV® siècle", in Arts et 
Traditions populaires (1956), IV, pp. 309-330; (19^7), V, pp. Ii6-7U; cf. 
H. Hauser, Les sources de l'histoire de France: I, Les premières guerres d'Italie. 
(Paris, 1906;, pp. 13, 33-31i. 

J.-P. Séguin, L'Information en France de Louis XII %. Henri II (Geneva, 196l), 
pp. U9-51. For the original used as a source see Commynes, éd. Dupont, in the 
list, no. 1, p. 390 n. 2. 

D. Weinstein, Ambassador from Venice: Pietro Pasqualigo in Lisbon, 1^01 
(Minneapolis, I960), reprints an oration of 1501 from the original pamphlet. 




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Sacchini. We know, too, how a Venetian printing, intended for a Venetian audience, 
modified one of Sacchini' s versions so as to make Cesare a villain. 9 

The High Renaissance was the era of the 'Pasquinate' , when anonymous and violent 
satires were printed and displayed publicly. ^ "What such posters said was frequently 
untnie for the most part, but they coloured contemporary opinion. The Borgia, 
especially, were victims of hostile anonymous printed propagariJa, and one of the 
Host effective leaflets was the Letter to Silvio Savelli . 

Information deriving from printed leaflets is not uncommon in contemporary 
chronicles, and exists in official dispatches. Usually these sources do not 
Indicate the origin of the information, and this can cause serious distortion 
id incorrect evaluation. Francesco Guicciardini's History of Italy states that 
lafter the defeat at Geradadda the Venetian Government sent Antonio Guistinian as 
[envoy to the Emperor. Guicciardini gives a translation of Giustinian's oration 
lin vdiich the cities awarded to the Emperor by the League of Cambray were surrendered 
Ito him. The original source for all this is a propaganda leaflet, which is quite 
[false. Giustinian not only did not make the oration, but he had not been granted 
la safe-conduct to the Imperial Court .^2 jt ^g likely that Buonaccorsi's Diario 
drew on a leaflet of Sacchini' s Spavento d' Italia , for details concerning the 
Battle of Geradadda arid casualties .1 J 

Scholars of the Renaissance should be aware of such important sources, even 
though today the originals are very rare. It would be exceptional for a 
library to have an opportunity to purchase a collection of them, or even a single 
copy. In libraries where the originals already exist they are elusive, some- 
times listed by subject, sometimes by title, when, as is common, the author is 
unknown.-'-^ An admirable undertaking would be a comprehensive bibliography for the 


R. Gamett, "Contemporary poems on Caesar Borgia", in The English Historical 

Review , I (1886), pp. I38-UI. For this popular material see A. Medin, La Storia 
della Repubblica di Venezia nella poesia (Milan, 190li). 

G.A. Cesareo, "Pasquino e Pasquinate nella Roma di Leone X", Miscellanea della R . 
Deputazione Romana di Storia Patria , XI (Rome, 1938). 

L. Pastor, The History of the Popes , trans. (London, 5th éd., 1950), VI, 
pp. II3-IÛ5 see also Burchard cited in the list, no. 3, p. 303« 



F. Lampertico, "Ricordl storici del palazzo Loredan", Nuovo Archivio Veneto , 
V (1893), pp. 22U-855 0. Tommasini, La vita e gli scritti di H. Machiavelli 
(Rome, 2 vols., 1883-1911), II, pp. 13U6~U7, under 1509, VI. 53- 

Tommasini, I, p. U63 n. U. 

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Borgia, Cesare. 



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whole class of material. Meanwhile we must make do with the work of Salifier for the 
Italisin printings, though this excludes all those that have no woodcut, '' and 
that of Seguin for the French. 16 

Here, of the hundred or so for the period lU9l|-l5l2, I list those that have 
been reprinted. These form an interesting selection and are most readily 
available for consultation: 

1. French Bulletins relating to the war in Italy, lh9h-9^. Reprinted in J.-L. de 
la Pilorgerie, Campagne et Bulletins de la grande armée d'Italie ... (Nantes- 
Paris, 1866); several were reprinted in P. De Commynes, Mémoires , éd. Mlle. 
Dupont (Paris, 181^7), III, pp. 375-U07.^'' 

2. Ordonnance fa3.cte pour les funérailles célébrées à Paris le 2li avril ll|.98 pour 
l'enterrement du corps du bon roy Charles Huystième, que Dieu absoille avec 
son èpitaphe et la piteuse complainte de dame Christienté (Paris, 11|98T - 
Reprinted L. Techner, Collection de pièces fugitives pour servir à l'histoire 
de France (Paris, l87UT^ 

3- The anonymous letter to Silvio Savelli, printed late 1^01. Reprinted in J. 

Burchard, "Liber Notarum", ed. E. Celani, Rerum Italicarum Scriptores (new éd.), 
XXXII, Parte i, 312-15 . At University of Toronto. 

h' Francesco Maria Sacchini, Lamento della morte dello illustre ed excelso Signor 
Due a Valentino (Bologna, 1507) . Reprinted in "Lamenti storici. . . . ", ed. A. Medin 

and L. Frati, Seel ta di Curiosità Letterarie (Bologna, 1890 ), Dispensa 236. 

At University of Toronto. 

5. Anonymous, Questa è la historia de la morte del Duca Valentino — /"Venice, 1507?_7. 
Reprinted in Scelta... , Dispensa 236. 

6. La Conquiste de Gennes, et comment les François conquestèrent la Bastille.... 

/ 1507 ?_/. Reprinted E. Pandiani, "Il riacquisto di Geneva bel 1507 ", in 

Miscellanea di Studi Stoirici in onore di Antonio Hanno (Turin, 1912), II, I4.36-U3. 

7. Lectres de la commission et summacion faicte aux Venicens par Monjoye... 

/ 1509 /. A portion is reprinted in Pierre Darù, Histoire de la république de 
Venise (Paris, 1853). At University of Toronto. 

8. Le Grant Credo de Venise /~l509 7* Reprinted in Italian translation by A. Medin, 

"Il Gran Credo di Venezia ", in Mélanges offerts à M. Emile Picot (Paris, 1913), 

II, I43-50. At University of Toronto. 


M. Sander, Le livre à figure italien (Milan, 6 vols., 19U2). 

Cited in notes 6 and 7. 


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9. L'Ordre du Cajnp de Louys Douziesme Roy de France en la Bataille d'Aignadel. . . 
/ 1509 /. Reprinted in T. Godefroy, Histoire de Louys XII ... (Paris, 1615), 

10. Questa ê la bella historia de la victoria de Cividale . . . /~1^09 ~J . Reprinted 
L. Suttrina, Fer Nozze Rubini-Morpurgo (Rome, 1925). 

11- La Obsidione di Padua /~1^09 7« Reprinted by A. Medin, Scelta di Curiosità 
Letterarie . . . (Bologna, 1892"J, Dispensa 2liii. 

12 . Manifestoes . of the Emperor Maximilian addressed to the Venetian nobility — V~> 
April 1^10; 1 August 1^11 • Reprinted A. Bonardi, "Venezia Città libera dell' 
Impero . . . " , in Atti e Memorie della R. Accademia di scienze, lettere ed arti 
di Padova , XXXI (1915), 13«-U2. 

13. H^s) S§hneide3, Heinach volget das amnstlich und gewaltig erobem... und vesten 
Statt Bressa. . . / 1512? /. English synopsis in Letters and Papers... Henry Vll f 
vol. I, part i (London, 2nd éd., 1920), no. IO7I. 

lU- Lamento e rotta di Prato /~l5l2? 7» Reprinted C. Guasti in Scelta di Curiosità 
Letterarie..., Dispensa 177, pp. 3-33- 


Professor Vito Giustiniani of the University of Freiburg is visiting the 
Department of Italian and Hispanic Studies. He is a specialist in l5th century 
Italian Humanism and is the author of A iamanno Rinucinni ll;62-ll;99 . 

Professor Werner Schwarz of the University of London is visiting the Department 
of German. He is the author of Principles and Problems of Biblical Translations ; 
Some Reformation Controversies and their Background . 


The Department of Fine Art is pleased to announce its subscription to the 
Decimal Index of Art in the Low Countries (D.I.A.L.) issued by the Rijksbureau voor 
Kunsthistorische Documentatie, The Hague. 

The D.I.A.L. is related in scope and organization to such basic repertories 
as the Index of Christian Art at Princeton and to Guy de Tervarent's Attributs 
et symboles dans 1 ' art profane lU50-l600 (Geneva: 1958-196Ii) . Nonetheless, the 
Christian Index confines its coverage to religious compositions and relevant 
critical literature in all artistic media up to lUOO, while Tervarent traces only 



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secular material in the same range of media but with presumed literary sources 
for the iconography. As in the case of the Christian Index, the D.I.A.L. consists 
of individual cards with photographs (at present some 9,000 entries with several 
hundred added yearly), each with a subject designation, attribution, date (when 
available) and source of reproduction. All cards are provided with a serial 
number relating to a master negative conserved at the Rijksbureau or contributing 
institution and from which separate glossy photographs may be ordered directly at 
nominal cost. 

Decimal classification provides an infinitely extensible organization of types 
of material (if correctly identified); which is required since the project 
envisions the covering of both religious and profane subject matter (at present 
confined to paintings, engravings and drawings) in the Low Countries from ca. li;00- 
1800. The bulk of material is nonetheless in the Renaissance and Baroque 
fields. Each decimal division is assigned to a subject area: 1 for the super- 
natural, God and religion; 2 for Nature; 3 for Man; k for Society; !? for Abstract 
Ideas; 6 for History; 7 for the Bible; 8 for myths, legends and tales not of 
biblical or classical origin; and 9 for myths, legends and tales from classical 
antiquity. An example of progressive subdivision is as follows: 7 for the Bible; 
73 for the New Testament; 73 D for the Passion and 73 D 2 for the Last Supper. 
Further distinctions are made by double letters as 11 H and 11 HH respectively for 
male and female saints; ^3 A 31 and 53 AA 31 for Constancy and Inconstancy- Cross 
or combined filings are also present. Thus while all Rapes of Ganyroedes are to 
be found under 92 B 1 (+ 13 Ganymedes): U2 D 23-1 the number following the colon 
indicates the subject may be found under, or is pertinent to, engagement and 
marriage . 

When fully operative in the current of I967, the Toronto subscription will 
be placed on deposit in the Department of Fine Art and will be used to train 
students in problems of connoisseurship, representational traditions, iconography 
and other related art-historical problems and as an aid to staff research. 

¥. McAllister Johnson 



Vole IV, no. 1 -^i^^' Octoter, 196? 

Editors: Natalie Z. Davis, Department of History, University of Toronto; 

James McO'onica, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 
Editorial assistant: Germaine Warkentiri 

SPECIAL ISSUE: A Finding-List of Renaissance Legal Literature 


Oct. 13 - Dinner meeting of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium. 
Professor Bodo L.O» Richter of the State University of New York at 

Buffalo \ifill speak on "Petrarchism and Antipetrarchism among the 
Veniers". Faculty Club, 5O0 - 9:00 p^m. 

Oct. 18 - Professor Aldo S. Bernardo of the State University of New York in Bing- 
hampton will speak on Petrarch. Massey College, 8 p»m, 

TÎOV. 6-10 - Professor André Chastel of the Institut d'Art et d'Archéologie of the 
University of Paris will be visiting at the University of Toronto. 
He is being sponsored by the Association of Universities and Colleges 
of Canada» Details of his lectures on the Italian Renaissance and 
its spread to the North will be announced later, 

Nov. 17 - Dinner meeting of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium. 

Professor Richard J, Schoeck of Saint Michael's College, University 
of Toronto will speak on "England's Third University: the Inns 
of Court". Faculty Club, 5O0 - 9:00 pom„ 

Jan. 12-13 - The Ontario Music Education Association is sponsoring a colloquium on 

"Music in the Culture of France and Italy in the Fifteenth-Century". 
Speakers will be Professors Wallace Ferguson of the University of 
Western Ontario? Edward Lowinsky of the University of Chicago; Rika 
Maniâtes of the Faculty of Music of the University of Toronto and 
Gide Shepherd of the Université de Montréal. There will be a concert 
by the New York Pro-Musica„ The colloqui;™, ' to be held at the Faculty 
of Music, is open to the university community, 


We regret the omission in our list ( R&R , III, 3) of an important item: Henry 
_Jwer, Experimental Philosophy, 166^ (at UTL)„ Both UTL and FDH have since acquired the 
recent New York photographic reprint of Topsell'e History of Four-footed Beasts and 
[istory of Serpents with Thomas Mouffet's Theater of Insects from the I658 edition, 
le Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies has just acquired a complete set 
Ulisse Aldrovandi's encyclopaedic works on zoology» 


R&R, Vol. IV, no. 1, Oct. I967 


ty RoJ.Schoeck, Natalie Z. Davis, and J.K.McConica, with 
the assistance of William Dean and others. 

Part One; Introduction, with Sections 
I (Roman civil law) and II (Canon law). 

(Part Two will include Section III on English Law, 
French and other customary la\i?, with Section IV, 
comparative and other works; it will appear in a 
later issue of the Bulletin.) 

General Introduction 

It is generally kno\m (thanks to Rashdall) that in most medieval and early 
Renaissance universities law was the leading faculty; that the la\\yer-class was 
enormously \realthy and powerful; and that legal studies were a potent 'civilizing 
agency'. No Renaissance and Reformation student therefore can afford to ignore the 
law, and in fact there has in recent years been a strong revival of legal scholarship 
in the Renaissance. 

This project has gro\m out of discussions in the Toronto Renaissance and Reform- 
ation Colloquium, and this list takes its place alongside earlier lists of Renaissance 
books and collections published in these pages. The original idea was to identify and 
locate legal \rorks in the several Toronto collections, and that idea has been expanded 
to include Buffalo to the south and McGill and Queens to the east, with a scattering of 
libraries elsewhere. 

At Toronto, nearly every book was actually seen by one of the researchers, but in 
a few cases it was necessa:^ to \irt3rk from catalogues. Outside of Toronto, we have been 
almost completely dependent upon the cooperation of librarians, who have wholeheartedly 
assisted, at times to the point of assigning personnel to prepare a list, at times by 
providing us with the desired information by Xerox. While acknowledgements will be 
detailed at the end of this introduction, we do wish to render special thanks to Miss" 
R. McCormick, chief librarian of Osgôodê Hall, who has been especially gracious and 
zealous in her assistance, and to Mr, William Dean, who worked to record many individual 
copies and who has given much time to the: classifying of the English legal materials, 
Mrs. Vivienne Millenson and Miss Phyllis Sherrin have been valued assistants. 

Let us at once admit that this list is not yet complete, even for the libraries 
covered (for we have been promised supplementary information from some libraries in the 
process of re- cataloguing or moving); and we are aware that the categories of this list 
have not been consistently or uniformly handled in all libraries. Further, inasmuch 
as all libraries are not agreed on procedures for cataloguing microfilms of printed 
books, we have not endeavoured to include all microfilm references in all libraries. 



We shall therefore welcome additions to and corrections of this present list, which 
can he included in Part Tito, or in subséquent nutnhers of the Bulletin» Specifically, 
we a,re looking forivard to including material from the rich lihrary of the Bibliothèque 
de Droit, Université de Montréal. 

Editorial principles; 

The follo^ list has heen assembled from the labours of many hands, and a number 
of techniques and approaches are necessarily reflected. We must emphasize that this 
list is not intended for bibliographical specialists; rather, we have wished to aid 
students and scholars to locate copies of printed editions of and commentaries upon 
the law in the Renaissance, do^vn to about I7OO (though the terminus ad quem has been 
flexibly applied in different areas and categories). To that end, we have provided the 
following information only, but that as consistently as was possible with the resources 
at hand* 

-author and short- title 

-place, publisher and date 

-number of pages, or folios 

-other information — autographs, ; etc. 

While we have not attempted the precision in collating and description of the modem 
bibliographer, we have of course aimed at accuracy. The general arrangement into four 
sections — Roman civil, canon, customary, and comparative -~ and the particular div- 
isions within each section are, to be sure, arbitrary (and rather different at times 
from the classifications of modem legal historians); but the rationale has always been 
the desire to enable students to find materials as easily as possible without special 
knowledge or training. 

Where possible (within the limits of space allowable for the list, or time available 
for the research, or simply our oi*n knowledge), we have made annotations to provide some 
guidelines to the importance or usefulness of individual books. For example: generally 
a brief indication has been provided to signal the fact that an author Was a humanist 
(in the case of Bude, e.g.), or a comment has been made to relate a work or an author 
to the mos italicua or gallious (for which see the head-note to Roman law, section l). 

Considerable effort has been given to recording autograph or provenance information, 
but that has not always been possible, particularly with items from outside Toronto. It 
is worth observing that there seems to be no single collector who dominates the mater- 
ials here listed; certainly, neither the Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies nor 
the University of Toronto has benefited from anything like the extraordinary expertise, 
patience and resources which made possible the legal collection of George Dunn that 
now forms the nucleus of the magnificent Treasure Room of the Harvard Law School Library. 
Yet it is worth recording that a William Proudfoot, Professor of Roman Law in the Univ- 
ersity of Toronto at the turn of the century, owned a number of the volumes here re- 
corded. Perhaps these remarks, together with our notations and comments, will encourage 
some student to study provenances further, or (â consummation devoutly to be hoped for) 
inspire collectors with the means and desire to form legal libraries that would rein- 
force the holdings which our list reveals. 

Finally, let it be said that this list is primarily a means to a further end, and 
we hope that much greater use of these books will now be made by students of law, history 
and ideas. One can work at Toronto, and to a degree not previously thought possible, 
with many of the texts actually used by such French writers as Rabelais and Montaigne, 
or such English ^^rriters as St. German and Elyot, as well, of course, as jurists like 
Coke and Bacon. 


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Now something must te said here ahout the importance of the law during the 
Renaissance-Reformation period, yet it is difficult to suggest the magnitude of that 
vast sea of the la\v to anyone \\rho has not immersed himself in that 'dangerous element', 
much less to chart it. As a beginning, one might well refer the unitiated student to 
the essays hy Vinogradoff, Le Bras and Meynial in The Legacy of the Middle Ages 
(Oxford, 1932), for a proper stress upon the total force of the several systems of 

In advanced civilizations (.Vinogradoff iirrites; the complicated 
fabric of social relations requires an extensive framework of 
laws, formulated and applied by professional experts... 

So it was that the sixteenth century inherited a framework of laws that was exceedingly 
complicated as one moved from one jurisdiction to another (and often a problem or a ^,^ 
person was caught within several overlapping jurisdictions), and many teachers and 
practitioners of law in the sixteenth century necessarily had competence in more than 
just Roman civil law (with its derivatives) or the canon law of the Roman Catholic (or 
Anglican) Church or the common law of England. So it is that much of the greatest 
literature of the period -- More* s Utopia , works by Rabelais, Montaigne, Shakespeare, 
Machiavelli, as examples -- is \«:itten by la^^ers or is concerned with the administration 
of law or with problems of justice and equity. So, too, we find a growing awareness 
today of the role of the law in Renaissance- Reformation society: see my survey of 
'Recent Scholarship in the History of Law' in Renaissance Quarterly , xx (1967)9 279-91j 
which will suggest useful tools for the modem student. 

But perhaps we might offer that most primary of bibliographical advice to the 
student : take up the books and handle them, find out what they are and what they contain. 
They were i/ritten out of the life-blood of generations of lawyers. 

R.J.S. -,jj 


We should like to thank the following who have provided information and encour- 
agement: William J. Cameron, Department of English, McMaster University, Hamilton; 
L.T.Camp, Librarian of the Middlesex Law Association, London, Ontario; W.B.Cartwright, 
Canada Law Book Company, Toronto; E. J.Devereux, Department of English, University of 
Western Ontario, London, Ontario; Miss S. Dymond, Executive Secretary, Department of 
Research Administration, University of Toronto; B.Halevy, Law Librarian, State Univ- 
ersity of New York at Buffalo; Miss A. Pajnela Hardisty, Bibliothécaire adjoint, 
Bibliothèque du Parlement, Ottawa, and Mrs. F.Rose; Miss Jean R. Kerfoot, Librarian 
of the Legislative Library of the Province of Ontario, Toronto; John F. MacPherson, 
Deputy Chief Librarian, University Of Western Ontario, London, Ontario; Miss R. 
McCormick, Chief Librarian, Osgoode Hall, Toronto; Frank Milligan, The Canada Council, 
Ottawa; William F.E.Morley, Curator of Special Collections, Douglas Library, Queen's 
University, Kingston, Ontario; the Librarian of the Law Library, Queen's University; 
Miss Marianne Scott, Law Librarian, McGill University, Montreal, Québec; Ian Wees, 
Public Service Section, Bibliothèque Nationale, Ottawa; all of the librarians in 
the University of Toronto Library system, and in the libraries of its associated 
institutions; various individual lawyers and professors named below who provided us 
with information. As well, we wish to thank the Research Board of the University of 
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University of Toronto Library, Rare Book Room 
Centre for Reformation and Renaissance 
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For simplicity as well as interest, let us begin with the student of the Roman 
law, who during the later Middle Ages commenced by attending lectures on the Digest 
in three parts: 

Digestum Vetus (books i-xxiv, 2) 
Digestum Infortiatum (xxiv, 3-xxxviii) 
Digestum Novum (xxxix-l) 

"The first nine books of the Code formed a fourth volume, while the remaining three 
books, dealing with the public law of the Empire and thus less important, were grouped 
with the Novels and Institutes in a fifth volume called Voliimen Parvum " ; thus Haskins, 
in an excellent guide to 'The Revival of Jurisprudence', in his Renaissance of the 
Xllth Century . The texts were of course anchored to the system of lectures, and would 
so continue to be into the sixteenth century. This system and method were not unlike 
the scholasticism of philosophy and theology, and the stress was characteristically 
upon exegesis -- the parallels in the development of legal and theological and script- 
ural studies are striking. 

Such complexity of method and matter explains the duration of legal studies,, fort 

t before presenting himself for admission to the doctorate [Rashdall 

\«:ites, in Mediaeval Universities (l,220)], a bachelor must have 
given a course of lectures or at least a repetition, must have 
completed eight or at least seven years of study in civil law 
or six years for the degree of canon law. But time spent in the 
study of one Law was accepted in reduction of the time necessary 
for graduation in the other, and it was possible to become a 
doctor of both civil and canon law ( Doctor utriusque juris ) in 
ten years.... 

Upon and around these basic texts of the civil law, on which the 'ordinary' 
lectures were given — and these texts were in the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries 
printed both collectedly and separately, and often bound in various combinations and 
with other works -- there arose an enormous body of commentary. Already by the middle 
of the thirteenth century, "men had begun to compare the multitude of glosses to 



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a plague of locusts ;irhich covered up the texts, and when jurists "began to gloss the 
gloss the method had outlived its usefulness", in:ites Haskins. With the famous com- 
pilation of glosses hy Accursius (c. I250) — a single vast collection of approximately 
96,000 glosses, some of them virtual treatises -- the glossa ordinaria of the Roman 
law was horn, recognized and accepted everyiirhere in the' law schools and courts as the 
apparatus. After Accursius, one name rises up from the schools, that of Bartolus 
(d. 1357), who commented upon the entire Corpus iuris civilis. This was the method, 
most developed in Italy and celebrated at Bologna, which taught and shaped the full 
Roman law for Europe, and the work of the School of Bologna in particular has heen 
called hy Rashdall "the most brilliant achievement of the intellect of medieval 
Europe": not only the theory of Roman law and the practice of civil law but also the 
habit of mind thereby inculcated "permeated the European intellect", as Haskins has 
brilliantly observed, and the effects of this habit of mind are long- lasting upon 
many academic concerns and intellectual activities. ' ' 

Prom the twelfth century to the sixteenth, Italy was a centre for the study and 
dirfusion of Roman law (althoxogh in France Orléans and Montpellier were also notable). 
'By 1500 this kind of study was solidly entrenched in the law schools of Europe, and it 
was knoim as the mos italicus , as distinguished from the later, humanistic mos gallicus , 
which was above all an approach that was historical and insisted upon a return to the 
basic text -- the text, rather than the gloss -- and stressed the central rôle of 
philology in explicating the text. (See the notation for Budé, Cujas and Baudouin 
below, and the studies of Kisch and others noted in the Renaissance Quarterly survey 
cited above; for notations in this section, we have draim extensively from the studies 
of Donald R. Kelley). Yet the mos italicus held on during the sixteenth century, and 
mid-century there was a fresh development of neo-Bartolism. The notable exponents of 
the mos gallicus were Alciati, BaudoiunjBude, and Cujas, cited in B. below; those of the 
mos italicus were Accursius, Baldus and Bartolus, tiro of whom are also cited in B. 

One may comment that there is certainly enough material at hand in the Toronto 
area for some study of the civil law, particularly of the basic collections; but there 
are some conspicuous weaknesses. While the French jurisprudents are generally rep- 
resented by at least one work, the striking lacuna is that which should be filled by 
Dumoulin (only in Ottawa can one find his opera) . One must note that there is nothing 
in this section of Baldus (both a canonist and a civilian), and observe that the 
representation of German, Spanish and minor Italian inciters is very poor, indeed.. 

Items in this section are listed either under A. Texts and Collections, or B. 
Commentaries and Treatises. Section A. is organized chronologically, and B. alpha- 
betically by author, for the convenience of the non- specialist. Duplicate editions 
are in most instances listed immediately the first edition of the work. 

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Rom. 7 

Rom 8 

Rom 9 

Rom 10 

Digestorum seu Pandectarum iuris civilis voliimen quartum, Vic R&R 

vi litres complectens. 
Paris : Robert Estienne, 1528 
Vol. IV only. 

[One of Estienne' s very few publications of legal texts. 

Many notes, handwritten index of titles. I6th c. autograph: 

Bolanger. ] 

Digestum Novum Pandectarum Civilium Pars tertia. 

Lyons: Balthazar Amoullet for Hugues de La Porte, 15^6. 

Index + tables + 1043 pp. 

[l6th c. marginalia and 18th c. notes.] 

[Corpus juris civilis in 3 vols, separately described as 
follows]: Digestum Vetus D. Justiniani... sive Pandectarum 
Tomus primus . . . Accursi Florent ini Commentarios. Infort latum 
Pandectarum Iuris Civilis Tomus Secundus. Digestum Novum 
Pandectarum Iuris Civilis Tomus tertius. 

Lyons: Balthazar Amoullet for Hugues de La Porte, 15^4-9-50. 
[l6th c. autography: Hermannus Reck, Prothonotarius 

[Corpus juris civilis]. McG Law 

Paris: 'Charlotte Guillard & Guillaume Desbois, 15^8-52. 
10 vols. Preface by Jacques Vintimille of Rhodes. 

Pandectarum juris civilis . . . 
Paris: Guillaume Merlin, 1559. 
k vols. 

Commentariis ACCURSII. 

Imp. Caes. Justiniani Institutionum libri IIII. 
[Geneva]: Jean Crespin, [157^]» 
Intr. + 363 pp. + index. 

[Title page missing. Bound with Crespin, Iuris civilis.] 

[CRESPIN, JEAN]. Iuris civilis Rominitia et Progressu. 
leges XII Tabulariun brevis commentatio, 
[Geneva]: Jean Crespin, 157^. 

195 PPo 


Digestorum seu 

Dn. Sacratissimi principis Justiniani . . . 

Pandectarum libri quinquaginta . . . Opera 


Antwerp: Christophe Plantin, 1575« '^'" 

Dn. lustiniani PP. A. Institutioniim libri IIII, 

[Geneva]: Eustache Vignon, [I58O]. 

[The place of publication was sometimes omitted from 
Genevan editions in these years to facilitate sale in 

Codicis Justiniani, Constitutiones impériales compectentis, libri 
IX priores; cijm ACCURSII commentariis» 
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editione decerptis et normiillis annotatiunculiSo 
Lyons: 1584, : >, v 

5 vols, n later- 
Rom 12 Corpus Juris Civilis . . . Conmentarius . , . DIONYSIO GOTHOFREDO Ont LegL 

"ANTONIO COÏÏTIO I.C. .,. Editio , . , cura FRANCISCO MODIO . . , .:.. 

I.C, Brugensi, 

Frankfurt on Main: Johann Wechel for Sigismund Feyrabend, Heinrich 

Thack and Peter Fischer, 158?. 

3 vols. 

Dedication from the publisher Feyrabend to Maximilian, 
Archduke of Austria, Dedications from Denis Godefroy, dated 
1583, to Guy du Faur and Jacques Auguste de Thou, members 
of the Parlement de Paris, 

Rom 13 [Corpus luris Civilis] , „ , Commentariis ACCURSII, Scholiis U/T Law 
Lyons: 1589 

6 vols. 

Royal privilege to Godefroy for ten years, 1588, 
Dedication of Godefroy to Parlement of Paris, 1588, 

Rom Ik [Digesta]; seu Pandectarum iuris civilis ... ACCURSII . '• r \ MgG Law 
commentaries , , . nunc recens JACOBI ANELLI DE BOTTIS, 
Venice: Giunta, 1606. 

3 vols, 

Rom 15 Iuris civilis sextum et novum volumen , , . Summam omnium , , , McG Law 
Lyons: Sumptibus Typographicae Societatis, 1612, 

4 + 783 pp. 

Rom 16 Corpus juris civilis in IIII partes ... Notae . « « DI6NYSI0 Osg 

Geneva: Jean Vignon, I6l4 
2 vols. 

Rom 17 another edition, [Geneva]: Jean Vignon, 1619 Osg 

Rom 18 Codicis . „ , Justiniani „ , , Lib, XII, ACCURSII Commentariis: PIMS 
Geneva: Théodore de luges, 1625 

[Autographs: Brival; Lagarde; I.P, Vott; Huirand] 

Rom 19 Corpus juris civilis , . , cum notis DIONYSII GOTHOFREDI, McG Law 

Paris, 1628, 

Rom 20 Corpus jviris civilis, Editio nova, prioribus correctior, Osg 

Amsterdam: Jan Blaess and Elzevir; Leyden: F. Hack, 1664, 
2 vols, 

Rom 21 D, Justiniani . , , Institutionum Libri Quatuor, TPL 

Leiden: Goasbeckios, I67O, 
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ACCURSIUS (1185? - 1260). Florentine by tilth, teacher at the University 
of Bologna. Father of the Glossa Ordinaria of the Roman law. Though later- 
humanist jurists preferred working from the texts rather than from his 
Gloss, his notes were often published in the l6th c. See Rom 3> 5» 10, 
13, 1-^, 18, 

ALCIATO, ANDREA (l'4-92-1550) Well-kno^m Italian humanist, creator of 
emblems and jurist, who taught many years at Bourges. One of the foimders 
of the mos gallicus . 

Rom 22 Andreae Alciati Mediolanensis, ludiciarii processus UT/RB 

compenium, at que adeo luris utriusque praxis aurea. 
Cologne: Melchior Neovesian, 1538. 
Index + 215 ff. 

AZO, FORTIUS (fl. 1200-1220) Associated with the Faculty of Law at 
Bologna, commentator on the books of the Roman law. 

Rom 23 Brocardica Aurea ... In Quibus Omnes Fere luris antinoniae PIMS 


Venice: Francesco Bindoni, I566, 

Index + 120 pp. 

Dedication from Giovanni Battista Paravicino, "Gaspaniensis", 
to Christopher, Duke of Wiirtemberg, Padua, March, I566. [Bound 
with Summa Azonis.] 

Rom 2^4- . Summa Azonis, Locuples Iiiris Civilis Thesaurus PIMS 

. . , D. Henrici Dresii ... emendate. 
Venice: Francesco Bindoni, I566. 
Index + 128 pp. 

Dedication from Henricus Draesius of Bielefeld to William, 

Duke of Julich and Cleves, Geneva, March, 1563» 

BACKOFF VON ECHT (bACHOVIUS), REINER (l575-l640). Bom at Leipzig, 
where his father was BUrgermeister, he studied lœ^ at Heidelberg. He 
became a Catholic about the time these Commentaries were published. 
Wrote numerous works on civil law. 

Rom 25 Commentarii in Primam Partem Pandectarum. UT Law 

Frankfort on Main: printed at Speyer by Georg Baumeister for 
Johann Berner, I63O. 
131^ pp. + Index. 

BARTOLUS (1309-1352) Native of Sassoferrato, professor at Perugia, one 
of the greatest of mediaeval lawyers. His commentaries were central 
in the school of Italian jurists, but a main object of hostility for 
the later humanists, who disliked him for his "barbarism" and his stress 
on classifying laws rather than placing them in historical perspective. 

Rom 26 Commentaria in primam codicis partem. McG Law 

Lyons: Calude Servain, 1555» 
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Rom 27 . In PrimamCodicis Partem Commentaria . . , UT/Law 

Alex. Barb, Self fell. Pom . Nicelli, et aliorum Adnotationes. . ., 
In Primam Infortiati Partem. . *, In Primam Digest! Vet. Partem 
Commentaria. . , In Primam Digesti Novi Partem . . ., Consilia 
Turin, 1589. 
5 vols. 


[16th c. autograph: Bartholomaeus Bauldotius. 1709 
autograph: Joseph Talhert], 

BAUDOUIN, FRANCOIS (d. 1573). Humanist and jurist, he believed that 
grammar and especially history vexe necessary tools to the study of 
Roman law. Taught at Bourges and Heidelberg, A Protestant for several 
years, he had a rupture with Calvin and retu2med to the Catholic 
Church in I563, 

Rom 28 Commentarii in libres quatuor Institutionvun luris Civilis: UT/ RB 
Et eiusdem libri duo ad leges Romulis et Leges XII tab, 
Paris: Jacques Dupuys, 155^» 

Dedication of part one froffl Baudouin to Chancellor François 
Olivier, Paris, 15^5; of part t\ro to Marguerite of France, from 
the University of Bourges, 1550. 

; BOTTIS, JACOPO ANELLO DE (last half of l6th c). Wrote on Roman law, canon 
law and a work in Italian on the privileges of Naples. Also acted as a pub- 
lisher in Venice with Nicolaus de Bottis, See Rom lA-, 

BRISSON, BARNABE (c. 1530-1591). President of the Parlement of Paris 
in I58O. Supporter of the League, he was nevertheless hanged by the 
extremist government of Paris. 

Rom 29 De Verborum quae ad lus Civile Pertinent Significatione. UT/Law 
Magdeburg: Orphono Trophei, 17^3. 

\, ■ ■■ [Originally appearing in Lyons in 1559, this: work, is typical of the 
■ I ..;..; humanist.. iusterest in the lateral and: hist OEicàl.meâJiing of. terms], 

BRONCHORST, EBERHARD (15^5 - 1627). Bom at Deventer, he taught law at 
Wittenberg, became Burgermeister of Deventer, and in 1587 took Hugues 
Doneau's post as Professor of Law at the University of Leiden. 

Rom 30 In titulum digestorum de diversis regulis juris antiqui McG Law 
Lyons; 164-8 
2k +355+5 pp. 

[ This work first appeared at Frankfort in I6O8], 

BUDE, GUILIiAUME {lk67 - 15^0). The Annotations on the Pandects of this 
well-kno;«i humanist founded the historical school of law in France. 






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Rom 31 Annotationes Guillielmi Budei Parisiensis UT/EB 

Secretarii Regii in Quattuor et Viginti Pandeotarum Libros. 
Paris: Josse Bade, I5O8 „ 
Dedic. + 148 ff. + table. 

Dedication from Bude to Chancellor Jean de Ganay, dated 
Paris, November, I5O8. [Autograph: Petrus Tannes.] 

Rom 32 » Annotationes ... in quatuor et viginti UT/RB 

Pandectarum Libros. 
Paris: Josse Bade, 1532. 

[autograph: "Eloyt[sic] Londens. anno 1539"] 

Rom 33 • Altera Aeditio Annotationum in Pandectos. DT/rB 

Paris: Josse Bade, 1532. 

Dedication of Bude to David Buresius, royal councillor in 
the Parlement of Rouen, Paris, June, 1526. 

CHUCHALON, GERONIMO (l6th c. Spaniard). He \crote two works published 
in Venice in the late l6th c: Annotations on the Commentaries of 
Pontano, and Additions to Angelo Aretino's work on Misdemeanours. 
See Rom 39. 

CORVESIUS, PETRUS ("Cespitalensis. ")• See Rom 39. 

' - CORVIN VON BELDERN, , ARNOLD (d. I68O). Bom in Leiden, he taught law 
at Mainz, Wrote on Roman, canon and feudal law. Became a Catholic 
around 16 50. 

Rom 34 Digesta per aphorismos strictim explicata. McG Law 

Amsterdam: L. Elzevir, 16A-9. 
20 + 651 + 1 pp. 

[Elzevir first published this work in 1642] 

CRESPIN, JEAN. (c. 1520-1572). Former la^^ryer in the Parlement of 
Paris, Crespin moved to Geneva in 1551 and became a publisher-printer 
there. See Rom 6 and 7. 

CUJAS, JACQUES (l522-1590). Follower of Alciato and Bude, he became 
the most distinguished of the humanist jurists. Taught at Valence 
and Turin and especially a celebrated professor at Bourges. 
See Rom 13 and 18, ww v)' 

Rom 35 Paratitla in Libres Quinquaginta Digestorum seu Pandectarum Vic R&R 
Imperatoris lustiniani, 
Lyons: Guillaume Rouillé, 1570. 


Dedication from Cujas to Greg. Lomellino of Padua, dated Valence, 
Aug, 1569. [l6th c. autograph: "Dampossin". Though François 
Hotmaji had his differences with Cujas, the two books which he 
recommended to his son as wotjjthy of constant study were the 
Paratitla of Cujas and the Psalms.] 


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Rom 37 Opera. lacobi Cuiacii lurisconsultorum Nostri Saeculi, PIMS 
Operum Primus, Tomus Secundus. 
Lyons: Jean Pillehotte, 161^1-. 
2 vols. 

[Autograph: J. Aneilloz, I66I]. 

Rom 38 Recitationes Solemnes in Varios . . . PIMS 

digestorum titulos... ' 

Frankfort : Printed by Zacharias Palthenius for the heirs of 
Peter Fischer, 1596. 

Dedication of the printer to Johann Eberhardt of Cronberg, 
Frankfort on Main, April, 1596. 

DAOYZ, STEPHANUS (early 17th c). Native of Pampelona in Navarre, he 
may have lived outside of Spain. His works on civil and canon law were 
published in Lyons, Bordeaux, Antwerp, Venice and Geneva. See Rom I5. 

DECIO, FILIPPO (1^4-57-1535). A native of Milan, he studied law at Pavia and 
Pisa. A famous orator and polemicist. Left Italy in 1512, having been 
excommunicated, and taught at ?|ilence. Councillor at Grenoble. Returned 
to Italy, 1515 and lived at Pavia, Pisa, and Siena, where he died. Wrote 
on civil, canon and feudal law. 

Rom 39 In titulum de Regulis luris, Conmientaria . . . Cui (ultra PIMS 
usitatos proventus D. Hieronymi Chuchalon Hispani) accesserunt. . . 
observationes aliquot Petri Corvesii Cespitalensis . . . Accessit et 
eodem auctore . . . tabella in Régula Foeminae. 
Lyons: Jacques Giunta, 15^6. 

Dedication of Corvesius to Jean Pelet of Macon, lawyer in the 
Parlement of Paris» [Label on title-page: Bibliothecae Anconitane 
Scholarum Piarum 1689]<. 

DONEAU, HUGUES (1527-1591 ). Trained both in "good letters" and law, he 
taught at Bourges. A Protestant, he eventually left France» He taught 
at the new University of Leiden, then held the chair of law at Heidelberg. 

Rom A-0 Commentariorum de iure civilie Libri viginiti octo, , . UT/Law 
Scipio Gentilis posteriores libres supplevit, expolivit» 
^ vols, from the same publishing house. Vols. III-IV from an 
earlier printing. 

Vols, I-II: Hanover: House of Wechel, heirs of Jean Aubry, 
1610. Vols, Ill-rV: Frankfort: Heirs of Andreas Wechel, 
Claude Mamius, Jean Aubry, 1595-96, 

Engraving of Doneau at the age of 65 in Vol. I. Dedications 
of Vols. I and II from Doneau to the Magistrates of Nuremberg, 

dated Altdorf, 1589 and 1590. Scipio Gentilis, who edited the 

rest of the work after Donea^u' s death at Altdorf, dedicated 



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and Toi. IV to Christopher Pirx, councillor to the Duke 


of Wurtemberg, Altdorf, 1596. h«rc 

DUCK, ARTHUR (1580-1648). One of the foremost English Civilians 
of the 17th c, who was also chancellor.of Bath and Wells "and: . -, 
master in chancery. 

Rom kl De Usu et Autoritate Juris Civilis Romanorum, per ^ .^ UT/Law 

dominia Principum Christianoriim. Libri Duo. 
London: printed by Thomas Dring for John Dunmore, 1679. 

DUMOULIN, CHARLES (I5OO-I566). Studied humanities and philosophy 

at Paris and law at Orléans and Poitiers. In the 1550' s he travelled 

in Switzerland. He lectured at Strasbourg and Montbeliard, then 

returned to France, living in Orléans, Lyons, and Paris. Though 

trained in the humanities as well as law, Dimoulin was a neo-Bartolist. 

He showed how the classicizing of humanists sometimes led them to 

be less historical than the Bartolists, in regard to fiefs, for instance. 

Ultimately he influenced the work of humanist jurists themselves. Along 

with Cujas, one of the most eminent jurisconsults of his time. 

Rom 42 Omnia quae extant opera. Lib.Par.Ott 

Paris: A. Dezallier, I68I. 
5 vols. 

Vol. Ill is devoted to Roman law. Julien Brodeau's "La 
vie de Maistre Charles du Molin", found in I, I-60, is a 
major source for his life. [Edited by the jurist François 
Pinsson, this is still the best edition of Diomoulin's works]. 

■Rom 43 ENCHIRIDION Titulorum aliquot Juris Videlicet, De verborum UT/RB / 
et rerum significatione, ex Pandectis ... De regulis iuris . . , 
De gradibus Affinitatis. 
Montauban: Denis Hautin, 1597. 
153 pp. 

[No indication of author. Autograph: Pechely]. 

FONTANA, AGOSTINO (last half of 17th c). An erudite jurist of 
Parma, who wrote on civil and canon law. Also composed epigrams 
and a book of Geographical, Topographical, Mathematical, Astro- 
nomical, Iconographie al and Genealogical Tables. Compiler of 
this immense and very useful bibliography of civil, canon, and 
feudal law. 

Rom kk Amphitheatrum Legale . . . seu Bibliotheca Legalis. UT 

Parma: Giuseppe d'Oleo and Ippolita Rosati, 1688. 
(Anastatic reprint, Bottega d'Erasmo, 1961 ). 

Dedication of Fontana to Raynutio II, Drike of Parma, 
^^^.^ Bologna, July I688. 

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GENTILI, SCIPIONE (l563-l6l6)o Brother of the well-knoim jurist 
Alberico, who was a strong advoôate of the mo s italicus and who worked 
in England» Bom in the Marchese, he studied law at Turingen, Wittenterg, 
Leiden and Heidelherg» A Protestant, as was his brother Alberic. 
Eventually moved to Altdorf to be near his master Doneau, whose works 
he edited. See Rom 36. 

GODEFROY, DENIS (154-9-1622), A Parisian, he studied law under 
Baudouin, became a la\^eT in the Parlement of Paris, and then 
for religious reasons fled to Geneva around 1580. Taught at 
Heidelberg and Strasbourg among other places. His commentaries 
on the Roman law, first appearing in 1583» had many editions. 
See Rom 12, 13, 16, 17, 18. 

HOTMAN, FRAITCOIS (l524-1590). Bom in Paris, Hotman taught at 
Lausanne, Strasbourg, Valence and Bourges, and then moved permanently 
to Geneva, where he taught Roman Law at the Académie de Genève. 
Celebrated "for his pamphlet Francogallia , Hotman was also a master 
of the mo s gallicus. He used the historical method to distinguish the 
Roman from the Byzantine elements in the Corpus and to show the 
. . non-Roman origins of many French institutions, 

Rom ij-5 Operum Tomus Primus, Tomus Secundus, Tomus Tertius, UT/Law 

[Geneva]: Heirs of Eustache Vignon and Jacques Stoer, 1599-1600, 

Dedication of volume I from Jacques Lect to Hotman' s son, 1598. 

LE CARON, alias CHARONDAS, LOUIS (1536-I6I7), Interested in poetry and 
philosophy as well as law. Le Caron in?ote a number of legal works in 
French, including several on customary law. Here he is represented by 
Latin works on Roman law. See Rom 8, 5^<> 

LE CONTE (CONTIUS), ANTOINE (1517-1596), Bom in Noyon, Le Conte taught 
law at Orléans and Bourges, He wrote both on canon and Roman law. 
See Rom 12, 13, 1-^, 

LE DOUAREN (DUARENUS), FRANCOIS, (d. 1559). Another member of the 
school of French humanist jurists. Protege of Budé, Le Douaren succeeded 
to Alciato's chair at Bourges, He used the tools of philology and 
history in studying both Roman and canon law. See Rom, 11. 

MAULDE (MODIUS), FRANCOIS DE (1556-1597). Bom in Oldenbourg, de 
Maulde was a humanist, poet, scholar. Studied at Bruges and at Douai, 
where he received his law degree. Travelled in Germany and Italy, 
studying and publishing during the religious wars in the Netherlands. 
Spent two years as editor for the publishing house of Feyrabend in Frankfort, 
Died in Artois, where he had become canon of Aire. See alsoTRpm 12. 




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Rom 46 Ad omnes quinquaginta digestorum seu Pandectarum' et OntLeg L 

duodecim libros Codicis . . . Comment arioli. 
Frankfort on Main: Sigismund Feyrabend, Heinrich Thack 
and Peter Fischer, 1587. 

PITHOU, PIERRE and FRANCOIS (Pierre: 1538-1597; François: 15-^3-1621). 
The Pithou brothers were students of Cujas and did important research 
on Roman, canon and customary law. Pierre was a la-jvyer in the 
Parlement of Paris, keeper of the royal charters and supporter of 
the politiques. . ,d 

Rom 47 Observationes ad Codicem et Novellas Justiniani UT/Law 

Imperatoris per Julianum Translatus» Accedit Legum 
Romanarum et Mosaicarum ColIatiOo 

Paris: Widow of Sébastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1688-89. 
764 pp, + index + 70 oo. for the Collatio, 

The manuscript for this «drtioni/asfrbiit the -library of Claude 
Le Pelletier, Controller General of Finance. The work was 
edited by François Desmarés. The Collatio has a dedication 
from Pierre Pithou to Christophe de Thou, President of the 
Parlement de Paris, Paris, October, 1572. 

PLACENTINUS (d. 1192). Teacher at Bologna and other Italian law 
schools. He A-nrote several works on the law, including an allegory 
on Dame Jurisprudent ia. 

Rom 48 In Codicis Dn. lustiniani Sacratissimi Principis ex PIMS 

repetita praelectione Libros IX Summa a Placentino. Ante 
400 ferme annos conscripta, et nunc primum Lucem Aedita. 
Mainz: Schoeffer, 1536. (Anastatic reprint, Bottega d'Erasmo, 

Dedication of Nicolaus Rhodius Chambergus to Prince Johann 
von Metzenhusen, Archbishop of Trier, Mainz, 1536. 

SIQONIO, CARLO (1520-1584,). Humanist and historian, bom in Modena. 
Studied Greek with Francesco Porto of Modena. Studied at Bolgna and 
Pavia. Taught in Rangoni household at Modena, then taught humanities 
at Venice, Padua and from I563 on at Bologna. His historical research 
showed great respect for documents, which he sought in Italian archives 
and libraries. He \>rrote on the history law, on ancient history and a 
history of Bologna . 

Rom 49 De Antique lure Populi Romani Libri Tindeccim. UT/Law 

Bologna: G. Rossi for the Societas Typographiae of 
Bologna, 157'+. 

Dedicated to Jacopo Boncompagni. [Autographs: Belisario 
Bulgarini of Siena bought this book from Antonio Maria Camorio, book- 
seller of Venice for 10 d., July 15, 1592; Tho. Rud, 1707; William 
Wallace, 1844, "Cost $10.00"; C. Poulett Harris, 1884; presented 
to U of T by W.F.Muire]. 

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imperatorum et iixre eorum» 
Venice: Giordano Ziletti, 1569» 
112 pp. 

Dedicated "by Sigonio to Joannes Riccius Politanus, 
nobleman of Portugal, Bologna, June, 1^69» 

TREUTLER, HIERONYMUS (1565-I607). A student of jurisprudence and 
philology at Strasbourg^ Treutler was also interested in Ramist 
ideas on rhetoric and dialectic. Taught law at the University 
of Marburg. 

Rom 51 Selectarum Disputationum ad jus Civile Just inianaeum UT/Law 
Quinquginta Libris Pandectarum Comprehensiim. 

Frankfort on Main: Johann Georg Spolius for Erhardt Berger, 1659. 
[These disputations, first published in 1592-93» were held at 
Marburg between Treutler and his colleagues. Reiner Bachoff 
later wrote commentaries on this work]. 

VIMIUS, ARNOLD (1588-I657). Born in Mtinster, he studied law at Leiden, 
was rector of the Latin school at The Hague and finally Professor of Law 
at Leiden. 

Rom 52 Arnoldi Vinii, I,C. in Quatuor Libros' InstitfcutioiîMm. UT/Law 
Imperialium commentarius . . . Editio Secunda. 
Amsterdam; L. and D, Elzevir, 1655 • 
88 pp. + index. 
[1st edition Amsterdam, 1642]. 

Bom 53 D, Justinianii Institutionum sive Trin ■ 

Elementorum I663. ' • o . . '''.'■ 1- ■'^^, 

ZASIUS, ULRICH (lil-61-1535) . Humanist and friend of Erasmus. Bom 
in Constance, Zasius was head of the Latin school in Freiburg in Breisau 
from lA-96-99, received his doctor of laws in I5OI and was named 
imperial councillor in I5O8. Active as a practical legal reformer in 
Freiburg, where he had also been municipal record keeper, he was 
important in both the theory and practice of law. As Guido Kisch has 
pointed out, he wished to use humanist techniques against the glossators 
and commentators of the mos italicus , even while holding on to the 
great achievements of Bartolus and -Baldue. 

Rom 5ij- Catalogus Legum Antiquarum per loannem Ulrich' Zasium'^Brig- Vic R&R 
antinum I.C.Collectus. A.LaCHARONDA lurisconsulto Parisiensi 
Locupletatis et annotationibus illustratis . . . Accesserunt 
Tituli ex Corpore Ulpian ... et eiusdem L. CHARONDAE Anti- 
quitatum Romanarum Liber Primus. 
Paris: Gilles Gorbin, 1578. 

Dedication of Le Charon to Jean Verry, Paris, 1577» Earlier 
preface of Johann Sturm to Maximilian, Archduke of Austria, 
in which Sturm talks of Zasius. 

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Systematized during the eleventh and twelfth centuries, the public law of 
the Roman Catholic Church was still not officially codified "by the time of the 
Reformation; for present-day purposes it is important to realize that the com- 
ponent parts of what is now (since 1918) the official Corpus luris Canonici -i.: 
were familiar to sixteenth-century students in: a mass of, texts, handed do'tm in'' ■" v. :i.. . 
various collections of conciliar canons, decretals, and other compilations. 
(The bibliographical history of the canon law texts in the Reformation has still 
not been charted completely). 

First there was the twelfth- century Decretum of Gratian, a 'private* work, 
but one which was immediately used as a text and which became the foundation for the 
ixniversally accepted law of the Church, Then during the thirteenth and fourteenth 
centuries there were several general councils, part of whose effort was to complete 
the structured private and public law of the Church; individual popes issued decretals, 
especially the law-minded Innocent III (1198-1216). Several official collections 
were made; The Decretales of Gregory IX (in 123^) the Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII 
(1298), the Clementinae of Clement V (131?), and the Extravagantes of John XXII 
(added in I5OO). These collections formed th e corpus of canon law, and various 
editions, are listed in part A of this section, r-o '.'■-, 

Canonists, especially those teaching in the universities, worked to explain the 
texts of the Decretum of Gratian and of the Decretales , hence their being called 
Decretists or Decretalists, respectively. Traditionally most influential among the 
commentators (and their influence continued into the sixteenth century, for the 
most part) were the following: Rufinus (d. 1203), Huguccio (d. 1210), Innocent IV 
(d. 125^), Hostiensis (d. 127l), and Johannes Andreae (d.13'4-8). Johannes de Lignano 
(d. 1383), who taught first civil then canon law at Bologna, was also a student of 
astronomy and science, and his influence upon Chaucer has recently been studied; he 
provides but one example of the range of interests and the scope of subjects treated 
by these scholars , whose individual works are listed below in section B. 

"'One might note the most useful appendix in Brian Tierney's 
Foundations of the Conciliar Theory (l955) — which is, along 
with the same author's work on the poor law, a demonstration 
of the deep influence of canonist discussion and teaching — in 
(which appendix there is a brief guide to the chronology, 
.careers and literary activities of a goodly number of canonists. 

Perhaps the fullest and clearest picture of canon law at the end of the Middle Ages 
is given by the work of Panormitanus (d. 1^-53?)? who produced many works of lasting 
influence. In a recent article in Mediaeval Studies (xxv;. 1963) I have attempted 
_to sketch 'Canon Law in England on the Eve of the Reformation', 

Although the collections in Toronto are of varying size and quite imeven in 
quality, there are several works of major importance in this area. Perhaps most worthy 
of special comment is Gibson's Codex (Can. kO, in B, below), which is a still indis- 
pensible collection of statutes, canons, etc, of the Church of England, along with 
his commentary and introduction. But we should stress the presence in the Mediaeval 
Institute of a significant representation of medieval canonists: Abbo (Can. 29), 
a collection of commentaries; BalduS, Super Decretalibus (Can, 33); and Durandus 
(Can 38). 


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1 . General Collections 

[Decretals of Gratian] PIMS 

459 ff. + tables, glosses. 

[Incorrectly described on t.p. as "Extravagantes]. 

Compilât iones nova decretal ia domini Gregorii papa noni, qj- PIMS 
Petrus Drachi, 1^86. i ten 

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Label of John William Macdonald; sig. of "Joannes Castinianus", 
Ord. Garth., whose hand also tabled titles of the decretals. 

Can 3 Sextus et clémentine de tortis. PIMS 

n.p.d. Colophon: Baptista de Lortis, Venice, lA-96. 
Sextus: 110 ff., Clementines: 61 ff. 

Original binding, "l'4-97" engraved on cover. 

Can k [Decretalium Gratiani] PIMS 

Johann Prevel; library date of I526. 

'+22 ff. + tables and Canones Penitentiales. 

[No title page; p. 2 incip. "Concordantia discordantium canonis, 
ac primam de iure nature et humane constitutiones". Some 

Can 5 Decretum Divi Gratiani, Universi luris Canici Pontificias, Trin 
Constitutiones, et Canonicas brevi compendium complectens ... 
Lyons: 155^. Colophon: Jean Pidie, 1553. 
1532 pp., preface, tables and penitential canons. 

Can 6 Sextus Decretalium Liber, Aegidi Perrini opera . . . resti- PIMS 
tutus, cols. 1-786. 

dementis Quinti Constitutiones ab Aegidio Perrini fideliter 
emendatae. cols» 5-310. 

Extravagantes loannis XXII . , . ab lacobo Fontano explicationes 
redditae. cols. 5-170o 
Lyons: Hugues de La Porte, 1559. 

Can 7 Decretim Divi Gratiani . , , PIMS 

Lyons: Hugues de La Porte, I56O. Colophon: Jean Ausoult, 
2003 cols. + tables and glosses. 

Original binding, Sig, "John G\>rynne 1890" t.p. 

Can 8 Do. De Rota Decisiones Novae, Antiquae et Antiquiores, Exactissime PIMS 

ex vetustissimis manuscriptis exemplaribus nunc primiim emendatae ... 

accesserunt praeterea suo ordine in finem cuiuslibet decisionis Do. 

Petri Rebuff i (et aliis . . .) 

Lyons: Claude Senneton, I562. 

655 pp. + index, tables. 

Nine year privilege dated June 16, I56I. [This edition not listed 
Baudrier, Rebuffus was a doctor of both laws and Professor 
caaon law at Paris]. Original binding; on t.p. "Bibliothecae 
Slacoverdensis (Austerlitz) Soholarum Piarixom. 


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Can 9 Decretales Gregorii IX Pont. Max. suis Commentariis UT/RB 

niustratae .... 

Antwerp: Christophe Plantin et al., 1572. 
2135 cols. + index, tahles. 

Original "binding engraved "G.S. 157^". 

Liher Sextus Decretaliiim D, Bonifacii Papae VIII [with PIMS 

Constitutiones and Extravagantes]. 

Lyons: device of Pierre Fradin?, 158^. 

870 + 3*^8 + 36^ colso + indices, tahles. 

License of Gregory XIII. Original binding. Autograph of 
Anton Boneti "empt. Bilurg. [Bourges] 7 aurais [7 ecus] 1587" 
and of Joannis Busson de la Breuille. 

Can 11 Decretales D. Gregorii Papae IX Suae Integritati una cum glossis PIMS 


Lyons: device of Pierre Fradin?, I58A-. i^^:^.-.. 

1166 pp. + ^2 pp. tables + Margarita Decretalitom. 

License of Gregory XIII. Original binding. "Ex libris 

Joannis Busson de La Breuille", 17th or 18th C. hand; 

"Ex bibliotheca Anton. Boneti, Empt. Bilurg. 3 aur. 28 Oct. 

1587" - cf. Caa. 10. 

Can 12 Liber Sextus Decretalium D„ Bonifacii Papae VIII. PIMS 

Roma: casa del Populo Romano, 158^. 
592 + 2i(-3 + 262 pp. + tables and indices» 

Incl. Constitutiones and Extravagantes, Sigs. on t.p. 

Can 13 Liber Sextus Decretalium D, Bonifacii Papae VIII. PIMS 

Venice: Baptista de Lortis, I6OO. 
592 + 2k3 + 162 pp. 

Includes Constitutiones and Extravagantes. 

Can Ik Corpus luris Canonici Bnendatim et Notis illustratum . . . PIMS 
et Appendice Pauli LANCELLOTTI. 
Basle: Emmanuel KSnig, 1682. 
1271 + 7^k + it-06 + 1583 + 235 pp. + tables. Loci conmi\ines. 

Papal privilege; originial binding; autographs on inside cover. 

Contents: Decretum Gratiani; Decretales D. Gregorii Papae IX; 

Liber Sextus; Index of above; Institutiones luris Canonici a 

PAULO LANCELLOTTO PERUPINO conscriptae; Liber Septimus 

Décret alioim. 

2. General Councils of the Church 

Can 15 Statuta concilii Florentini UT/RB 

Florence: Bartolomeo Sermartelli, 1564. 

127 pp. + table, index. 

Old parchment binding; latin autograph last 

page; label of William Salloch of New York inside back cover. 

Can 16 [Collectio bullarum] UT/RB 

This is a collection of original printings of bulls, speeches, 
and briefs issued during the Fifth Lateran Council. For a 
detailed listing of contents, see the Librarian of Special 
Collections, University of Toronto], 

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utroque Testamento, & luris Pontifici ConstitutionilDus (Uncatal.) 

aliisque . » .. 

Venice: M, . . . M [page wormed], 1655» 

350 ppo + Index and tatles. 

Many pages xiroimed or decayed from mildeWo Greek script inside — 

front cover. 

3» Decrees 

Can 18 A decree made at Rome the Second of March, 1679, Condemning UT/EB 
Some Opinions of the Jesuits and other Casuists, 
London: Richard Chiswell, 1679 <> 
27 pp« and preface» 

A decree of Innocent XI translated by Bishop Burnet; both 

Latin and English versions are given. 

k. Provincial Constitutions 

i) England 

Can 19 LYNDWOOD, VrtLLIAM [1375?-I^6l]. Constitutiones legitime seu UT/RB 
legatine regionis Anglicane: cum subtilissima interpretatione 
JOHAMIS DE ATHONI cum triplici tabella. 
Paris: Univ. of Paris, I5OI. 
192 fol. 

Dedic. to Warham, Abp. Canterbury, by Josse Bade. Colophon; 

annotations by André Bocard, Paris. 

Can 20 . Moribus ingenuis: doctrina opibusque UT/RB 

Potetes Anglorum proceres: .... 
Antwerp: Christopher Endovien, 1525» 
255 PP» + tables. 

Dedic. to Henry, Abp. Canterbury; colophon of Francis Brickman. 
Label Alexander Dixon; sig. "V. longer Sept. 21, MDCXLI". 

Can 21 . Constitutions and canons ecclesiasticall. Niagara-on- 

London: Robert Barker, 160^4-. the Lake, Robt, 

[STC 10071]. Addison Coll. 

Can 22 Reformatio Legum Ecclesiasticarum, Ex Authoritate Primum Trin 

Regis Henrici 8. inchoata; Deinde per Regem Edouardiim 6. 
proveôta, ... in lucem édita. 

London: typis T.H. & R.H., impensis Laurentii Sadler . . ., 16^0. 
303 pp., + preface and letters. 

[First published 1571 by John Foxe with permission of Abp. 
Parker, only fruit of Act of 15^3 appointing commission to replace 
canon law with a new code; present collection received no official 
' confirmation]. 

Can 23 ANTROBUS, RICHARD, Brevia selecta; . . . being a collection Osg 
of diverse special writs ... many ... directed to bishops 

k. . . . Taken out of the manuscripts of Mr. RICHARD ANTROBUS and 
Mr. THOMAS IMPEY., . . . 
London, Printed by J, Streater for Henry Twyford, I663. 122 pp. 

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Can 24 LYNDWOOD, WILLIAM Provinciale .... 

Oxford: H. Hall, 1679. 

Also includes Constitutiones Legatinae, separate t.p., by 
John Acton (d. 1350 ). See AYTON, JOHN 


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Can 26 


Can 27 

Annotationibus JOHAMIS DE ATHONA, Canonici Licolniensis. 


Oxford: H. Hall, 1679. 

356 pp., preface, bibliography and tables. 

Colophon Richard Davis. Boiind with Provincial Constitutions 
of the Council of Oxford, 1222 (l55 pp.) Original binding. 
Sig. dates 30 Jan. '8$. 

. Provinciale .... 

Oxford: H. Hall, 1679. Printed by Richard Davis. 

356 pp., preface, dedications and tables. - ou itec. 

Also includes Constitutiones legatinae. (See previous entry) 

ii) Genoa 

Décréta Provincialis Synodi Genuensis, Praesidente in ea R 

D. Cypriano Pallavicino Genuensis Ecclesiae Archiepiscopo. 

Genoa: Girolamo Bartoli under mandate of Antonio Saulio, 

Abp. Genoa, I586. 

34 ff. + Index. 

Colophon: Dedic. to Antonio, Abp. Genoa; t.p. several sigfe; . 

Julius Caesar Alberio; M. Philippe, Clifford. 

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Can 28 Acta Ecclesiae Mediolanensis ... Federici Card. Borromaei 

... iussu. 

Milan: Pacifico Ponto (impress. Archiepiscopalis), 1599. 

1273 ff. + Indices. 

Contains acts of the following: Concilia provinciale; 
Synodi dioecesana; Edicta et décréta; Instructiones, 
Institutiones; Tabulae et literae pastorales; Formulae 
variae. From the library of W.H. James Weale; other si^ 
on endpaper. Original binding repaired. 

St. Basil's 


ABBO OF FLEURY (d. lOQi»-). Defender of papal authority against royal 
and episcopal power during the Cluniac reform movement. 
His Collectio canonum represented the gatherings of a lifetime's 
activity in this cause, and in effect formed a manual of the 
reform party at the end of the 10th century. 


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Can 29 Prima Pars ABBATIS super primo décréta cum suppletionitus PIMS 
AÎJTO. DE BUT . . . , . [with various additional commentators 
according to the use of the school of Perugia]. 
Colophon: Francesco Baldassare de Cartolari of Perugia, 
18 May, 1509. Col. Vol. VI: die ult. Feb. 1509. 
6 vols; 139 + 168; + 199; + 155; + 139; + 233; + 1^2 ff. ea. vol. 

Motto reads "Augusta Perusia". Original bindings; marginalia. 

10 year pennission from Julius II. 

Can 30 SUMMA ANGELICA Compendium, Ad commodiorem Confessariorum UT/RB 

usum revocat-um, variisque Doctorum .... 

Cuneo: Christopher Strabella, 1628. Colophon of Fr. Benedictus 

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396 pp. + Index. 

[The Summa Angelica, which was widely used in the confessional 

and derived its name from the compiler, P. Angelus de Clavasio, 

was among the books of canon law burned by Luther on Dec. 8, 1520], 

Can 31 • De Casibus Conscientiae . . . Toronto: 

Hagenau, 1509. R.J.Schoeck 

[NOTE: Morals manuals of this type fall between the domains 
of canon law and theology, and for that reason no attempt 
has been made in the present listing to inôlude a systematic 
catalogue of them. There is a considerable collection of 
17th and 18th century manuals in the Library of St. Basil's 
Seminary, Toronto, including ten within the dates of the 
present survey], ^ 

ANTONIO DE BUTRIO (1338-1A-08). A celebrated decretalist, who 
studied civil law at Bologna with Pietro d'Ancharano, and became 
a Doctor of both laws. He taught at Bologna, Perugia and Florence 
at various stages of his career. He was sent by Gregory XII to 
assist in the negotiations for the end of the Schism in lA-O?. 

Can 32 Consilia seu responsa D. ANTONII DE BUTRIO BONON .... PIMS 
accessit HIERON. DE TORTIS pro Repub. Florent, consilium unicum. 
Venice: Bernardo Junta and brothers, 1582. 
155 pp. 

AYTON, JOHN; "Johannis de Athona, " "Acton"; (d. 1350). A pupil 
of John of Stratford, Archbishop of Canterbury (d. 13^4-8) and a 
canon of Lincoln. His commentary on the Constitutions of the 
legates Otto and Ottobono was printed in the lA-96 and later 
editions of Lyndwood's Provinciale. See Can 2A-, 25. 

BALDUS DE UBALDIS, PETRUS (1327-1^06). A student under Bartolus 
at Perugia, in canon law under Federicus Petrucius of Siena. Taught 
at Bologna and, for most of his life, at Perugia, Of great rep- 
utation in his day; his pupils included the future Pope Gregory XI, 
and he was retained by Urban VI for assistance in the dispute with 
the antipope Clement VII „ 



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Can 33 Super Decretali"bus .... 

Lyons: Pierre Fradin, 1$51. 
383 ffo + Index. 

Colophon. Original binding; sig. inside front cover. 

the Bishop of London [Richard Bancroft], President of the 
Convocation for the Province of Canterbury .... 1603. 
London: Robert Barker, 160^+. 

Can '35 DAYIS, HUGH De jure uniformitatis ecclesiasticae: or three 

London: S„ Simmons, sold by T. Helder and S, Lo-jmdes, 1669. 
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DUCASSE, FRANCOIS (c. 1632-1706). Doctor of theology, he was 
archdeacon at Carcassone and then at Dondom. He wrote several 
treatises on canon law» 

Can 36 La Pratique de la Juridiction Ecclésiastique . . . 

fondée sur le droit commun et sur le Droit particulier du 
Royaume, Quatrième édition. 
Toulouse: Caranova, I7I8. 

[First edition 169$]. Autograph: J.M.A. de Pujol, 1756. 


DU^IOULIN, CHARLES (See Rom 38 for biographical details.) Dumoulin 
was a strong Gallican and a sj^pathizer for many years with varieties 
of Protestantism. After a final conflict with the French Calvinists in 
1563-6^, he seems to have died technically a Catholic. As Donald Kelley 
has stressed, he put "truth to history" above other criteria, criticizing 
the humanists when he felt their work was distorting history. In canon 
law, he believed the canonists were insufficiently skilled in the Roman 
law and wished to join better Christian studies with jijirisprudence. 
Above all, he attempted to examine canon law in light of the data of 
history. Vols. IV-V of the Opera, Rom 38, are devoted to canon law. 

DU PUY, PIERRE 17th c. Royal librarian, keeper of the royal charter and 
royal historian. Du Puy's scholarly work was of immense value as was 
his o\im enormous collection of manuscripts and printed materials, now 
deposited at the Bibliothèque Nationale. 

Can 37 Preuves des Libertez de l'Eglise Gallicane. Trin. 

1731 reprinting of: Paris, Sebastien et Gabriel Cramoisy, 1651» 
235 pp. 

[This collection of arrêts, acts, legal decisions and other 
documents pertaining to the French Church, published by 
Pierre Du Puys, incorporates the earlier work of Jean Du Tillet 
and Pierre Pithou. Ist ed. Paris, 1639]. 


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DURANDUS (DURMTI, WILLIAM, the Elder) (c. 1230-1296). One of the 
most influential canonists of the Middle Ages, a liturgist, judge, 
and bishop (of Menda). He was a Doctor of Bologna where he taught 
before going to Rome in the service of Cardinal Hostiensis. One of 
the auditores causarum sacri palatii, he was among those responsible ' .' 
for the conciliar legislation of Gregory X in the Second Council of 
Lyons. The Speculum iudiciale , his most famous work, was a comprehensive 
treatise on court procedure, the most influential guide on that subject 
of the Middle Ages. It was enlarged in the l^th century by the 
Additiones of Baldus (q.v, ) and of Giovanni d' Andrea (q.v.)» 

Can 38 Speculum luris Gulielmo Durandi, Episcopi Mimatensis . , . PIMS 
cum Joan. Andreae, Bald, de Ubaldis, aliorumque « . . <> 
Venice: Vincenzo Valgrisi, 1576 o Colophon: Printed in Venice 
by Gaspar Bindoni, 1576. 

2 vols. Vol. I: '^arts i, ii (930 pp. + Index, Repertorium), 
Vol. II: Parts iii, iv (522 pp.). 

DU TILLET, JEAN l6th c. Keeper of the records for the Parlement of 
Paris and in I56O organizer of the royal archives. Du Tillet pre- 
pared a great scholarly inventory of documents on political and 
legal subjects. A strong Gallican, he was first stimulated to 
study ecclesiastical documents by the royal conflict with the 
papacy in 1551. The final results of his work were published 
in the Recueil as a "Mémoire sur les libertez de l'église Gallicane" 
and were utilized, as Donald Kelley has shoi^m, by Pierre Pithou 
and Pierre Du Puy in their works on the Gallican Church. 
See Can 37, 

ESPEN, ZEGER-BERNARD VAN (16^1-6-1728). Flemish canonist, doctor 
in both laws of Louvain; later held the chair of canon law in 
the College of Adrian IV. One of the moat distinguished canonists 
of his day, his lus ecclesiasticum iiniversum is an outstanding 
treatise. In later years he invoked Gallican principles in 
defence of the Jansenists. 

Can 39 Opera Canonica in quator partes distributa, quorum très Trin 

primae continent Just Ecclesiasticum Universum, Hodiemae discip- 
linae praesertim Belgii, Galicae et vicinarxim Provinciarum 
accomodatum .... 
Louvain: Gilles Denique, I7OO 
768 pp. + Index 

FONTANA, AUGUSTINO See Rom kk for his bibliography of canon law. 

GIBSON, EDMUND, Bp. of London (1669-17^8). Editor of the Anglo-Saxon 
Chronicles, Quintilian, Camdenj in I696 he was appointed by Abp. 
Tenison as Lambeth Librarian, in 1697 Qrdained priest. Opponent 
of Francis Atterbuiy, upholding the authority of both archbishops 
over the Houses of Convocation. The fruit of this controversy 
was his Svnodus Ansrlicana (I702). After prolonged study he pro- 
duced his magnum opus , the Codex (1713)» still the most complete coll- 
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stitutionsj canons, rubricks,and articles of the Church of 
England .... With a conunentary historical and juridicial 
( sic ). 

London: J. Baskett, by the assigns of Thomas Newcomh and 
Henry Hills, 1713. 
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Can kl 

GUIDO DI BAYSIO (d» 1313). Member of a Bologna family exiled for 
its attachment to the Ghibelline faction of the Lambertazzi, he 
became prebendary canon of the cathedral of San Pietro, Reggio. 
In 1296, he was appointed archdesu3on of Bologna, and in the same 
period^ was chaplain to Boniface VIII. His master in canon law 
was Giovanno d'Anguissola, and his pupuls included G. d'Andrea. 

Lectura domini Guidonis de Bayso Archidiaconi bonori .... 
[n.p.d. ] Colophon? Lyons: Jean de Jonvelle, 151é/l7. 
346 pp. + 55 PP' Repertorium. 


HOOKER, RICHARD (c. 1554-1600 ). Of the five books of the Laws 
which appeared in his lifetime, I- IV were published in 1594, 
V in 1597; Books V (spurious in present form) and VIII in 
16-1+8, VII in 1662. 

Can k2 Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie, eight books. 

London: printed by W. Stansbye [l622]. 

583 pp. 

[STC 13717]. Consists of Books I-V and "Cettayne divine 
tractates and other godly sermons." Sig. "J.S." [John 

Can 43 . Of the Lawes of Ecclesiastical Politie. 

Eight [actually Five] Bookes. a a < 
London: Richard Bishop, sold by George Lathum [1639]. 
[STC 13720] 



Can kk 

The Works. 

By Thomas Newcomb for Andrew Crook, I666. 

I'lh'io copies, one ; t.p, missing. Wing H 2631 ] 

Niagara- on- 
the-La ke; 
Addison Coll. 

JOAMES D'AEDREA (1270-1348). Called fons et tuba iuris 
by his contemporaries, he studied canon law at Bolgona with 
Aegidius Puscarariis (d. 1289) and Guido de Baysio, Roman law 
with Marsilius di Mantighellis, Martinus Syllimani and 
Ricardo Maliombra. He taught at Bologna and after having been 
placed under interdict by the commune in 1307 9 at Padua. 
Later he was reconciled with the commune and returned to 
Bologna, performing several diplomatic missions for the city. 
He became the second knoim lay and married professor of canon 
law, his wife Melancia being also a learned legal scholar. One 
of his daughters. Novella (b. 1312) conducted his courses when he 
himself fell ill, hidden behind a cirrtain "so that her beauty would 
not distract the minds of the observers", according to Christine 

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of Pisa, her contemporary. His commentary on the Speculum of DUR/LNDUS 
(q.v.) was finished at the end of 13^6 or early in 13'+7> and was much 
prized' as containing an abundance of valuable information and insight 
gained from his long and distinguished career. See also Can 37. 

Can A-5 In Quinque Decretalium Libros Novella Commentaria. 
Venice: P. Francis Senensen, 1581, (Anastatic reprint, 
Bottega d'Erasmo, Torino, 1963)<. 
6 parts in 5 vols. 

Introduction S, Kuttner» 


Can k6 o Novella in Sextum. ■i^m^T 

Venice: Filippo Pincius, lA-99o (Akademischen Dmck -u. 
Verlogsanstalt, 1963o A photographic reprint of Pincius' edn.), 


JOANNES DE ANANIA (l376-li*-57) » Pupil at Bologna of Florian 
of San Pietro and Peter of Ancharano; teacher at Bologna and 
later a la^vyer in the city» After the death of his wife, he 
became a canon of San Pietro and vicar of the archdiocese. 

Can k7 Super quinto decretalium , , , , Accesserunt summaria 

elegantissima , , , , 
Lyons: Pierre Fradin, 1553» 
2k7 ff. 

Colophon, Latin script inside both covers, [Evidently 
original binding]. 


HOSTIENSIS (henry OF SEGUSIO) (c, 1200-1271). One of the most 
famous decretalists, and a diplomat. He was a pupil of Jacopo 
Balduino and Homobono at Bologna in civil law, and of Jacopo of 
Albenga in canon law. He taught perhaps at Bolognaj certainly at 
Paris (1239). Urban IV named him a cardinal in 1262, His Summa 
was begun in Paris and completed in 1253» a monumental work which 
includes a synthesis of Roman and canon law. It became the vade mecum 
of canonists until the 17th century. 

Can k8 Suiama Domini Henrici Cardinalis Hostiensis , , . , 

[n.p.d,] Colophon: Lyons: Printed by Jacques Bergon for 
Jacques Guinta, 15^2, 
300 ff* + tables Index. 


LANCELOTTI, J.-P, (1522-1590), A native and student of Perugia, In 
place of the simple commentary on the text of the Decretals, he sub- 
stituted a systematic analysis in three parts. With the encouragement of 
Paul IV he revised the text of his teaching on the model of the In- 
stitutes of Justinian. First published at Perugia in I563 under the title 
of Institutiones juris canonici, his work was of lasting value and often 
reprinted with the Corpus, ultimately inspiring the revision of the Code 
of Canon Law in I9I8. See Can Ik, 

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MUGELANNUSs See "Rossoni". 

PITHOU, PIERRE (See his biographical data undei Rom k?). The 
Gallican Pierre Pithou was keeper of the royal charters in the 
1590s and used the royal archives for his great work Les Libertés 
de l'église gallicane, Paris, 159^* Pierre Du Puy assimilated his 
work, as he did that of Jean Du Tillet, into his Preuves des 
Libertez de l'église Gallicane. See Can 37» 

RAYMOND OF PEWAFORT, ST. (c. 1175-1275). Canonized by Clement 
VIII in 1601. He was a graduate of the cathedral school of 
Barcelona and of Bologna, entering the Order of Preachers in 
1221. Confessor, chaplain, and penitentiary to Gregory IX, he 
was charged with collecting the papal decretal letters into one 
volume. This is the Decretales Gregorii IX. He was elected third 
Master General of the Dominicans in 1238, and gave the constitutions 
of the Order a juridical arrangement. He was involved in the 
apostolate to the Jews and Moors in Spain, and used his influence 
to establish a school of Arabic studies, and to induce St. Thomas Aquinas 
to compose his Summa contra gentiles. The Summa iuris canonici was his 
first canonical treatise and was never completed: in the only extant 
Ms. the first two of seven projected parts are found. His principal 
literary work was the Summa de casibus poenitentiae, \n?itten between 
1222 and 1229 at Barcelona. This was the first practical and systematic 
treatment of confessional matter. 

(JOHN OF FREIBURG [RHMSIK], d 131^, was a Dominican moralist and 
canonist, lector at Freiburg im Breisgau. His Summa Confessorum re- 
lated pastoral problems to speculative moral principles, especially 
those of Aquinas. This work, the classic of its kind, was inspired 
by the Summa de poenitentiis of Raymond of Penafort). 

Can k9 Summa Sti,, Raymundi de Peniafort Barcinonensis O.P. PIMS 

de poenitentia, et matrimonio cum glossis Joannis de Priburgo» 
Rome: 1603» Colophon of Giovanno Tallini. 
5^8 ppo + Index o 

Dedication; Decretals of Clement VIII. Original binding. 

ROSSONI (DINUS MUGELLANUS) (l253-c.l300) Doctor of Bologna and 
teacher at Pistoia, then at Bologna where he was elected to teach 
the newly constituted coiirse in civil law. He contributed to the 
compilation of the Liber Sextus of Boniface VIII. The present 
work developed a new method of interpretation» 

Tan 50 Commentaria in Régulas Iuris Pontificii PIMS 

Venice: Christoforo Zanetti, 1570. 

310 pp. + Index» 

Colophon» Dedicated to William, Abp, Bourges and Primate 
of Aquitaine» Parchment binding; autographs on t.p» and 
inside front cover» 

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SELDEN, JOHN {l^8k-l65^). In his History of Tithes (l6l8) this 
famous antiquarian, la^i/yer and parliamentarian upheld their legal 
right hut denied their divine authority, hence the hook was 
suppressed. In 16A-7 he published the first printed edition 
of the old English lawbook, Fleta, 

Can 51 Fleta, seu Commentarius Juris Anglicani sic nuncupatus, Osg 
sub Edwardo rege primo „ , „ „ Editio secunda, multis erroribus 

London: S„RoProstant for H.Tivyford, T. Bassett, J» Place & 
S. Keble, I685. 

Can 52 <, The Historié of Tithes. UT/RB 

London: 1618, 

[STC 22172] 


is the name of a section of the Library of the University of 
Alberta. It is constituted by the older part of the law 
library of the Archbishop of Salzburg and was acquired by the 
University of Alberta in I966, This law library was started 
in 1579 with donations from various ecclesiastical sources. 
The collection in the University of Alberta comprises 3500 
volumes (partly uncatalogued). The oldest volume is an 
Infort latum from lA-88; there are several more volumes from 
the 15th century, 350 volumes from the 16th century, several 
hundred from the 17th century. The older part of this coll- 
ection is nearly all canon law, and it is the most comprehensive 
Canadian collection of its kind. 

Communication by G, Hermansen, 
Department of Classics, 
University of Alberta 


Allen B. Cameron, English, University College, U.of T, Renaissance non- 
dramatic literature 

Walter E.T.Creery, Pounders' College, York U, philosophy of religion, 

Stillman Drake, History ajid Philosophy of Science, U of T, Galileo 

Sandra Johnston, English, Victoria, U of T, Drama 

Martin Mueller, English, University College, U of T, Milton 

Giuseppe Scavizzi, Pine Arts, Scarborough, U of T, Baroque Art, Pietro 
da Cortona 

Olga Zorzi, Italian and Hispanic Studies, U of T, Italian literature, 





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Professor Michael Baraz, of the University of Jerusalem is a guest for 
1967-68 of the Department of French, Université de Montréal. Professor Baraz 
is a specialist in the l6th century. 



The short-title catalogue of Robert Addison's Library at St» Mark's Church, 
Niagara- on- the-Lake has just been published at Hamilton, Ontario, printed at 
HcMaster for the Synod of the Diocese of Niagara. The catalogue has been prepared 
by William J, Cameron and George McKnight with the assistance of Michaele-Sue 
Goldblatt. Readers of George McKnight' s article on this collection ( RjScR , III, 2) 
will recall that it includes about 350 books printed before 1700, especially 
useful for the study of Anglican theology and English history. The catalogue has 
a valuable introduction about the collection and its o\meTS, 125^ entries for the 
books acquired up to 1792, and soffle illustrations of title pages and signatures. 
It can be obtp,ined throiogh the Book Store of the University of Toronto or the 
Book Store at McMaster University, 



The International Committee of Historical Sciences met in Rome this past June 
to set up the final programme for the general sessions of the International Meeting 
in Moscow, 1970. Several of the medieval sessions will be of interest to readers 
of R&R — a series of reports on feudalism in the Orient, and throughout Europe; 
the poor in medieval society; the economy of the Balkans and the Mediterranean in 
the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, among others. In the Modern History Section, 
a major theme is Seventeenth-Century Europe (secularization, social and scientific 
and technological "revolutions" etc.). In addition a session \rLll be devoted to 
Nobilita e amministrazione; formazione del ceto biirocratico in Europa nell' età 
Rinascimento (proposed by Italy), Frsince is organizing a programme on Le développement 
de 1 'esprit d'organisation et de la pensée méthodique dans la mentalité occidentale 
à l'époque de la Renaissance. 

Beyond these general sessions, of course, there are the meetings of the various 
international commissions, such as the Fédération internationale des Sociétés et 
Instituts pour l'étude de la Renaissance. For information or inquiry, \o?ite N.Z. 
Davis, the Colloquium's correspondent to the Canadian Committee of Historical 
Sciences, or Professor Lewis Hertzman of York University, Chairman of the Canadian 

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^formation V 


Vol. IV, no. 2 


January I968 

Editors: Natalie Z, Davis, Department of History, University of Toronto; 

James McConica, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 
Editorial assistant: Germaine Warkentin 





Jan. 12-13 - Colloquium, "Music in the Culture of France and Italy in the 

Fifteenth-Century", sponsored by the Ontario Music Education 
Association. Sessions will be held at the Faculty of Music, 
and are open to the university comraimity. 

Jan. 13 — Pro-Musica of New York will give a concert of Renaissance music; 
Edward Johnson Building, 3:30 p.m. 

Jan. 16 - "Erasmus and Luther" (Lecture I) Roland Bainton, Victoria College 
Public Lecture Series 

Jan. 17 - "Erasmus and Luther" (Lecture II) Roland Bainton, Victoria College 
Public Lecture Series 

Jan. 23 - "The Idea of Vehemence in Marston, Milton and Donne" A.M. Endicott; 
Victoria College Public Lecture Series 


Rosalie Colie, Victoria College, English 

Susanna Peters, Italian and Hispanic Studies, Marino 

Ralph G. Stanton, York University, Portuguese Epic 


R&R, Vol. IV, no. 2, Jan. I968 





Stillman Drake 

A substantial collection of books relating to the history of scientific 
thought, privately owned but housed the Rare Books and Special collections 
of the University of Toronto Library, is available to the faculty and graduate 

students of the University. 


The collection was formed primarily around the work of Galileo. Virtually 
all the original editions and collected editions of Galileo's works are included, 
together with most of their translations into other languages. Likewise, most 
of the contemporary works in which Galileo was attacked or supported in his 
scientific views are present. The post-Galilean discussions of his science, 
and the works of his most active pupils, are also in the collection, as are 
appraisals and critiques of the Galilean revolution in science down to the 
present day. 

Of interest to students of the Renaissance and Reformation are the holdings 
of sixteenth-century science and philosophy. The original works of Nicolb 
Tartaglia, Guido Ubaldo del Monte, and Giovanni Battista Benedetti, for example, 
are nearly complete in the collection, together with some works of Girolamo 
Cardano, Alessandro Piccolomini, and similar Italian writers who occasionally 
with scientific topics. 

Special attention has been given to the collection of cominentaries on Aristotle 
published in the sixteenth century, particularly those dealing id-th the Physica, 
De caelo . and the pseudo- Aristotelian Problems of Mechanics . Commentaries of 
Simplicius, Philoponus, Themistius, Nifus and Burleigh are well represented. 

Sixteenth-century translations of scientific works of antiquity will also 
be found, particularly of Archimedes, Hero of Alexandria, and Pappus. Modern 
translations of those works are also present. 

Biographies and biographical reference works with respect to scientific 
figures, and to a lesser degree philosophers, comprise one section of the 
collection. Other sections into which the collection has been rough!/ divided 
are history of science, philosophy of science, science before Galileo, science 
after I65O, religion and science, and technology. 

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A primitive card catalogue of the collection exists but cannot at this time 
be made accessible to others than personnel of the Rare Book Department. Arrange- 
ments are being made to provide a proper catalogue of the collection for general 
use, but it is expected that that will require at least a year. Meanwhile it 
will be necessary to ask at the Rare Book Room (^5 Charles Street East, downstairs) 
whether a particular book not in the University Library is held in the collection. 
For obvious reasons, books in the colleètion will from time to time be unavailable 
except to the owner, but they will be returned to the collection whenever they 
are not in his active use in research. 

A considerable number of manuscripts are included in the collection, though 
few of them are of the pre-Galileo period. Nearly all are of scientific or 
philosophical character, unpublished, and in either Italian or Latin. For the 
most part they are not manuscripts of great value, but would afford graduate 
students good practice in the handling and reading of manuscript material. 

There are also a number of sixteenth-century printed books which have 
extensive contemporary marginal notes. It is believed that those volumes will 
amply reward study by speciauLists in the science and philosophy of the period. 
They are available on the same basis as other works in the collection, but it 
is expected that anyone intending to do extensive work on such a volume will 
first discuss the matter with the owner. 

The only scientific incimable in the collection is the Epytoma of Regio- 
mor;';anus on the Almagest of Ptolençr, a rather poor copy of a most interesting 
and neglected (though well kno-wn) work. Perhaps the most fascinating of the 
very rare early works is Giorgio Valla's De expetendis et fugiendis rerum of 
1500, comp' ^.e except as to the medical treatises. 

Despite the heavy emphasis of the collection on Italian works of the 
seventeenth century, it is believed that much of interest and of use will be 
found in it by specialists in the Renaissance and Reformation periods. At a 
first rough 'heck, the collection appears to duplicate the holdings of the 
University Library to only a small degree, and to offer possibilities of 
valuable research to many persons in the University, The purpose of the 
arrangements to house it with the Library was primarily to make it available 
to schol:-rs in every field, who are not only invited, but urged, to make as 
extensive use of it as they can. ipxjjl 

Inquiries to the writer at the newly-created Institute for the History 
and Philosophy of Science and Technology are invited. The address is 621 
Spadina Avenue, and the extension is 5159» 


The Council of the Federation Internationale des Sociétés et Instituts pour 
l'étude de la Renaissance met in Rome last June to make plans for the meetings 
in Moscow in 1970. The Council selected ERASMUS STUDIES as the theme of the 
meeting. More information can be obtained from the Secretary of the Federation, 
Professor Robert Kingdon, Department of History, University of Wisconsin, 
Madison 53706, U.S.A. 

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by R.J. Schoeck, Natalie Z, Davis, and J.K. McConica, with 
the assistance of William Desin and others. 

wSP Part Two; Section III (Law Common ) ^/r 
,y^ A. The Common Law of England *S/ 

Additional Location Symbols used in Section III A 

Addison Addison Collection, Niagara-on-the-Lake, Ontario 

DL Douglas Library, Queen's University, Kingston, Ontario 

QLL Queen's University Law Library, Kingston, Ontario 

SUNY B/L State University of New York at Buffalo, Law School, 

Buffalo, New York 

UNB University of New Brunswick, Frederictpn, N, .B, 

UWO University of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 

For other location sjrmbols see Vol. IV, No. 1, page 5 


The Library of the University of Toronto has just acquired an important collecticai 
of LEGAL LITERATURE, numbering some ^80 volumes. The collection is of Italian 
provenance, with special strength in civil and canon law as well as church history. 
The volumes range from the l6th to the 19th centuries, with a major concentration 
in 18th century publication from Italy, and there «re some 70 items published be- 
fore 1600, A fuller description will have to await the arrival and sorting of 
the collection. 



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••When we speak of a body of law, we use a metaphor so apt that it is 
hardly a metaphor", Maitland justly wrote in beginning his 'Outlines of 
English Legal History' (in Collected Papers . II, ^1?). For the metaphor 
pictures "a being that lives and grows, that preserves its identity while 
every atom of which it is composed is subject to a ceaseless process of 
change, decay, and renewal,,.," So should we think, in the Renaissance 
above all, of law; indeed, the very metaphor is singularly appropriate to 
Renaissance thinking, r*r« '-on, 


In Part one of this project, (R&R Vol, IV. no. 1, October 1967)» we spoke 
of law in the Renaissance generally and presented a Finding List of books 
cf.ealing both with the Civil Law and with Canon Law, each of which was a separate 
system of law and both of which derived, in varying ways and degrees, from both 
the substance and procedure of Roman Law. The Roman Law, further, exerted a 
powerful influence upon most countries of Europe in the l6th century — and 
that influence is spoken of as 'the Reception': i.e , . the reception of Roman 
Law, which was studied and revived in and adopted into various countries, at 
which time in several countries (but not England) it displaced the old customary 
laws. (For a still-admirable introductory essay on the background, see Paiil 
Vinogradoff on customary law in The Legacy of the Middle Ages ») •'-/ 

While Section III of our list will embrace the customary law of the in- 
dividual countries of Europe, in so far as printed books in this category are 
located in the libraries covered, this issue will contain only the first sub- 
section of this part, the Common Law of England, owing to the bulk here repre»- 
sented. The ordering of the materials collected is largely the work of William 
Dean. The sub-sections for France and other countries will appear in the final 
issue of our list, together with Section IV, containing comparative and other 

Xvo Jo Oo 

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III. A. ENGLISH COMMON LAW (Primary Editor: William Dean) 



The English law is a combination of statute, common, and customary law, 
and of equity. The material located for inclusion in this Finding List has 
arbitrarily been divided into the following sections: i) Statutes, ordinances, 
and miscellaneous legal records^ ii) Year Books; iii) Reports of decisions; 
iv) Reports of miscellaneous trials; v) Abridgements of the law; vi) Treatises 
on the law in its several aspects; vii) Manuscripts, To facilitate reference 
each section has been assigned a coae. 

The treatment of the English law varies from that of the other sections 
of the Finding List , I have not attempted to identify the various writers, 


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nor to provide capsule information on the moi'e professional literature, such as 
the Reports . In the section on Treatises there is a general introduction that 
seeks to outline some of the more important works listed, and to suggest how 
legal thought may contribute to historical and other myths beyond the immediacy 
of professional need. Some readers may find this an unsatisfactory method; but 
to do justice to the material here listed would involve a long essay on legal 
scholarship well beyond the intentions of the editors, 

English law has never been codifiedj) , and despite the voltome of legislation 
from the Tudor period to the present, the principles on which the law is founded 
stm largely derive from the cases, the reported decisions of the Royal judges. 
Unlike the civilian tradition, writers on the law have not, with rare exception, 
been accorded much authoidty, Littleton, Qf Tenures , and certain ancient authors, 
are authoritative but the later writers were never decisive in argument, 

A further difficulty to the fvill understanding of the law is the place that 
the procedural devices, whether forms of action, pleading, or conveyancing, have 
within its structure. A knowledge of procedure is in the long run of more value 
to the understanding of medieval and renaissance law than most of the substaintive 
law. And fully to understand the complications, especially in the seventeenth 
century, the researcher has also to look to the function of equity, the juris- 
dictions of the Lord Chancellor and the chancery court, in zrelation to the com- 
mon law itself. And within the common law he must look to the nature of the 
jurisdiction exercised by the several courts, for English common law is equally 
the history of the competing jurisdictions arising out of the medieval Royal 
Court and household, fhe picture that it presents is often confusing, and even 
contradictory; but its importance in the Renaissance can never be ignored, and 
the fascination that it held for some of the finest intellects of the day — 
Sir Thomas More, Sir Francis Bacon, Sir Edward ^okej, Lord Ellesmere — attests 
to its challenge to learning» Erasmus with his Latin bias could well feel that 
the English legal profession was "remote from true learning"; and Sir Thoifias 
Elyot could have reservations because it was a study "involved in so barbarous 
a language .a,,, no man understanding it but they which have studied the laws" 
(most law in the Renaissance was in Law French) ; yet the English legal system 
was to develop into one of the major legal systems j and in so doing permeated 
every branch of English society, ^ cotr- 

In the several introductions to the subdivisions of the List referenoe is 
made to legal terms that may not be familiar to non-lawyers. 

Stare decisis « an abbreviated form of the expression stare decisis et non 
qui eta movere p is the doctrine that once a point of law has been settled by 
judicial decision consequent upon litigation it becomes a precedent that is 
binding on all future decisions that turn on that point» In any decision the 
judge gives his reasons, not all of which are authoritative and binding on 
future decisions» These are referred to as obiter dicta ; the authoritative 
reasons are called ratiot [decidendi » 

These principles apply to the Common Lav and Equity » By Common Law is 
meant the law that emerges in England after the twelfth century through the 
decisions of the Royal courts of justice; by Equity is meant the decisions 
of the Court of Chancery and the principles (there developed) served as a 
gloss on the common law, being instrumental in developing the doctrines 
that the technicalities of the law ought not to prevent substantial justice 
being done according to consjience. 


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The chief jurisdictions of the Common Law met with in this List ares 

Conmion Pleas: the first of the courts to emerge from the King's Council, 
Curia Regis , as a distinct judicial body. The judges' 
determined actions ■betlv^e^ subject and subject, C,P. was 
abolished in 1873 and the jurisdiction transferred to 
King's Bench o 

^King's (Queen's) Bench ; descended from the actions determined coram rege ; 
concerned with matters affecting the sovereign or great and 
privileged subjects. It was also a Court of Error (appeal) 
to correct errors in the inferior jurisdictions. In criminal, 
civil, and error K„B„ had supreme and general jiirisdictions. 

Exchequer s a court of civil pleas that arose from the need to determine 
disputes affecting the fiscal office of Exchequer. 

Njajl Prius s generally a term to denote actions before the judges of King's 
Bench, often held on circuit. It also indicates a trial before 
judge and jury. 

Chancery : the court of the Lord Chancellor, as distinct from the Royal 
Courts. Its jurisdiction in equity embraced trusts, the se- 
parate estate of married women and the administration of the 
estâtes of deceased persons. Unlike the Common Law courts, 
which evolved with the development of the forms ijf action, 
principles of equity are often traceable to the particular 




i) Statute^ , and other forme of sovereign commands, ordinances, acts, 
jj*titiûilSv and col lections df records. 

In this section, largely miscellaneous in nature, there is no attempt 
to differentiate betxireen the several types of material collected. 

CLS 1 Magna Carta cu alijis antiquis statutis .... 

London, Thomas Berthelet, 1531. 

Cirai privilégie. STC 9271 

[Kno\im. either as întiqua Statuta or Vetera 
Statuta; originally "published by I^nson, 1$08; 
this work was'supplemehted" by Sacunda Pars Veterum 
Statutorum, first published by Berthelet in 1532; 
because of this, Antiqua Statuta is "often, but 
erroneously, referred to as Part I, 

Magna Charfra is one of a succession of Charters 
^^ issued by the Crown. In its otriginal form 'it was 
'' sealed by King John about June 15, 1215» bi^t within 
a few weeks the vhole was annulled by a papal bull. 


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CLS 4 

CLS 5 

In a modified form the Chart^ \rras reissued in 1216 
by the Council ruling in the name of the infant 
Henry III. A further issue in 121? agaih modified 
the document. In 1225 Henry III, now of age, issued 
the fourth version, only slightly varying the third 
issue of 1225 that is still law to the extent that 
the several provisions have not specifically been 
repealed. The Magna Charta was enrolled in 1297, 
and is sometimes cited as the statute, Confirmât io 
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The Charta has probably exercised more influence as 
a statement of legal ngrthology than as a sober dociiment 
1 of the law. Coke's Institutes , Part II, is in part a 
Commentary on the Charta^ and is a classic statement of 
constitutional principle erected on the skeleton of what 
I is principally an affirmation of mediaeval law having 
i no relevance to the constitutional debates of a later age.] 

A COLLECTION 'Of all the Statutes, from the beginning of WO 
Magna charta, vnto this present yeare of our Lorde God. I568. 
London, Richard Tottell, I568. 
Cum privilegio, STC 9309. 

[Preface by W. Rastell.] 

A Collection in English, of the Statutes now in force, 
continued from the beginning of Ma^a Charta made in 
the 9. yeere of the reigne of King H. 3 vntill the ende 
of the Parliament holden in the 35 yeere of the reigne of 
our gratious Queene Elizabeth ... 
London, by the Deputies of Christopher Berker, 159^. 
STCt 9319. 

[W. Rastell' s collection, originally until 1557? 

subsequent editions continue the collection until 

the year of printing,] 



Magna Charta, cum statutis turn antiquis, txim recentibus, 
maximopere animo tenendis, iam nouiter excusa, & stumna 
diligentia emendata & correcta. . Cui adiecta sunt nonnulla 
statuta none demum tipis aedita. Londini, In aedibus Thomae 
Wight, 1602. 

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PULTON, Fo A collection of Sundry Statutes, frequent in Osg 

use: With notes in the margent and references to the 

Book cases' and Books of Entries and Registers ... by 

Ferdinando Pulton ... 

London, printed by M. Flesher and R. Young, assignes of 

I. More, 16^*^0. tahl» 

CLS 6 A collection of acts and ordinances of genetal use, made Osg 

in the Parliament begun and held at Westminster, the 
third day of November, Anno 1640 and since, u|to the 
adjournment of the Parliament begim and holden the 17th 
day of Sytember, Anno I656 ... Being a continiiation oT 
that work from the end of Mr. Pulton's collection. In 
two parts ... By Henry Scobell ... 





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CLS 10 


CLS 11 

CLS 12 

CLS 22 

London, printed by Henry Hills and John Field, 
printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1658-5?. 
2 vols, in 1 

._ .- Another copy SUNY B/L 

„_ .«I Another copy Vic R&R 

=. ._ Another copy DT/RB 

A Collection of Sundry Statutes frequent in use. PIMS 

With notes ... And the Statutes made in the Reign 
of o o . King Charles the First ... 
London, for the Company of Stationers, l66l, 
[A revised version of CLS 6.] 

Anno regni Gulielmi III regis Angliae, Scotiae, Osg 

Franciae & Hibemiae XIII & XXV, at the parliament 

begun at Westminster the thirtieth Day of December 

Anno Dom I7OI in the thirteenth year of the reign 

of our sovereign lord William the Third .... 

London, printed by Charles Bill, and the executrix 

of Thomas Newcomb, I7OI. 

Pulton, F, A kalender, or table, comprehending the SUNY B/L 

effect of all the statutes that haue been made 9/nd 

put in print, beginning with Magna Charta, enacted 

anno 9 H, 3 and proceeding one by one, vntil the end 

of the session of Parliament holden anno 4, R. lacobi • • 

• • Whereunto is annexed an abridgement of all the 

statutes, whereof the whole or any part if general, in 

force, and vse • . • . 

London, for the Company of Stationers, l603, 

WINGATE, EMflJND (I596-.I665) . An exact abridgement of SUNY B/L 

all statutes in force and Vse, upon the ^th day of 

January, in the year of Our Lord 16^1 . • . . from 

the beginning of Magna cartas to the said time, and 

alphabetically digested under apt titles. The second 

edition, corrected and amended, 

London, pirinted by R. & W, Leyboum • . • . and to be 

sold by Henry Twoford ... and Roger Wingate, l655. 

______ The third edition Osg 

London, printed by T, R. for Henry Tuyford and The. 
Dring, I659 

YOUNG, WALTER. A vade mecum, or, table, containing SUNY B/L 

the substance of such statutes; wherein any one, or 

more justices of the peace are inabled to act, as 

well in the sessions, as out of the sessions of peace. 

Together with an epitome of Mr. Stamford's Pleas of 

the crown. The sixth edition, corrected and amended, 

London, printed for Rich, Best and sold by H. Twyford, 

The, Dring, and John Place, I66O, 

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CLS 13 [SCOTLAMD] The acts made in the First Parliament Osg 

of our most High and Dread Soveraigne Charles ♦ , 
. . Holden by Himself . , « . at Edinburgh, upon 
the twentie eight day of June, Anno Domirai, 16^3. 
Edinburgh, printed by R. Young, l633. 

CLS Ik QSCOTLAND] The laws and acts of Parliament made by Osg 

King James the first o . o by Sir Thomas Murray. 
Edinburgh, printed by Josua van Solingen, and John 
Colmar, for David Lindsay, 1682» 

CLS 15 [SCOTLAND] The laws and acts made in the first Osg 

parliament .00 James VII ,00 April 23, I685, 

By his grace William Duke of 13ueehsberry ... 

by George, Viscount of Tarber . , . . .^ il: h-3 

Edinburgh, printed by Robert Freebaim, 1731. 

CLS 16 [SCOTLAND] The index or abridgement of acts of Osg 

Parliament and convention f rom the first parliament 
of King James I . . . 1^2^ . . , concluded the 25 
March 170? ... By Sir James Stewart. 
Edinburgh, printed by George Mosman, I7O7. 

CLS 17 [IRELAND] The Statutes of Ireland, beginning the third Osg 
yere of K, Edward the Second and continuing untill the 
end of the parliament begunne in the eleventh yeare of 
the reign of our most gratious soveraigne Lord King 
James and ended in the thirteenth yeare of his raigne 
o • • o Newly persued and examined with the parliament 
rolls; and diverse statutes imprinted in this booke 
which were not formerly printed in the olde booke. 
Dublin, printed by the Society of Stationers, l621, 

SESSIONAL ACTS. These sessional acts have not been 
seen by "the editors of the Finding-List . 

CLS 18 An Act declaring the grounds and causes of making prize UT/RB 
the ships... taken... at sea. 
London, 16^9 

CLS 19 An act declaring what offences shall be adjudged treason. UT/RB 
London, 1648-9 

CLS 20 An acte for the abolishing the House of Peers. DT/RB 

[London, 1648] 

CLS 21 An Act for appointing treasurers at war .... DT/KB 

London, 1649 

CLS 22 An act for better settling of proceedings. DT/RB 

[London, 1648] 


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CLS 23 An act for fiirther enabling and authorizing justices DT/RB 
of peace, act and proceed in the execution of 
their offices. 
[London, 1648] 

CLS 24 An act to prevent the printing of proceedings in DT/RB 

the High Court of Justice, . , , without leave of the 
House of Commons,,,, 
[London 1648] 

CLS 25 An act whereby the Court of Admiralty may proceed to UT/RB 
[London, 1649 ] 

CLS 26 An act for the further adjustment of.,.hilary term, DT/RB 
[London, 1648] 

CLS 27 An act for enabling the judges of the northern UT/RB 

circuit to hold an assize at Dul-ham, on Thursday 
2 August 1649. 
London, 1649. 

CLS 28 An act for repeal of the several clauses in the OT/RB 

Statutes of 1, Eliz, & 3. Jacobi. 
[London, 1648] 

CLS 29 An act for the abolishing the kingly office. DT/RB 

[London] For Edward Husband. Mar. 19, 1648 [9] 

CLS 30 An act declaring and constituting the people of UT/RB 

-r^ England, 

[London] For E. Husband, 21 May 1649, 

CLS 31 A collection of all the publicke orders, ordinances, UT/RB 

and declarations of both Houses , , , . ( 9 March l642 - 
Dec, 1646) 
[London] By T. W. for E, Husband, 1646 

CLS 32 A Declaration of the Lords and Commons Assembled in Parliament, UT/RB 
concerning the Papers of the Scots Commissioners .... 
London, printed for Edward Husband, Printer to the Honorable 
House of Commons .,,, March 13, l647 

CLS 33 An Ordinance of the Lords and '-'ommons Assembled in Parliament UT/RB 
for the Raising of Money,,.,., 7 July, 1647. 
London, printed for Edward Husband, Printer to the Honorable 
House of Commons, l647 

CLS 34 Three Ordinance» of the Lords & Commons Assembled in Parliament, UT/RB 
for Impowering Major General Skippon to Inlist Voluntiers .... 
13 July, 1648. 

London, Printed for Edward Husband, Printer to the Honorable 
House of Commons, July 14, 1648, 


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CLS }5 Three Ordinances of the Lords and Commons. UT/RB 

London, 1643 

Bound with: 


Three Speeches spoken at a Common Hall. 
London , 164-5 

CLS 36 To His Highness the Lord Protector. The humble petition of UT/RB 
the seamen» 
London. 1654, 

CLS 37 ^ Remonstrance of His Excellency Thomas Lord Fairfax * . . • UT/RB 
and of the General Councell of Officers held at SW-Albans 
the l6 of November, l648. Presented to the Commons.... 
London. Printed for John Partridge and George Whittington; 
in Black (F)iyers.. .1648 

CLS 38 The City of London's Plea to the Quo Warranto brought against UT/RB 
their Charter, etc.... by the King in ... l68l. 
London, for Benj. Tooke, l682 

CLS 39 The Humble Petition of the Lord Mayor Aldermen and Commons of UT/RB 
the City of London. 
[London]. 1648 

CLS 40 A Collection of acts, declarations, etc., Jan. 29, 1648, o.s. UT/RB 
to June 29, l6^ 
London, E. Husband, Printer to the House of Commons, 1648-9 

CLS 41 [AYLOFFE, SIR JOSEPH, Bart. (I709-I78I) ,] ed. Calendars Osg 
of the ancient charters and of the Welch and Scotish Rolls 
now remaining in the Tower of London . , . Together with 
catalogues of records ... from the 15th of May, 1639 to 
the 8th of March, I65O . . . 

London, printed by and for W. and J. Richardson, 1772 
[462 p. facsim. ] 

CLS 42 [INHER TEMPLE, LONDON] A Calendar of the Inner Temple Osg 
records L1505-1750]. Edited by F, A. Inderwick. 
London. Published by order of the Masters of the Bench 

CLS 43 [LINCOLN'S INN, LONDON] The records of the honorable Osg 
society of Lincoln's Inn; the black books. 
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ii) Year Books '■' 

The Year Books were, for the most part, orginally issued separately. 
Previously issued Books were collected together in Maynard's Edition, 1678- 
1679» But some of the Books were not printed until much later: 20-22 Edward I 
and 30-35 Edward I were published by the Record Office, in five volumes, 1866- 
1879; 1-1^ Edward II were published by the Selden Society in Zh volumes. The 
Year Books are a selective record of decisions of the Royal Judges in the sev- 
eral jurisdictions from the reign of Edward I (1272-1307) until that of Henry 
VIII (1509-15^7) • Apart from their jurisprudential value (they are still cited 
as authority in law) they are an invaluable guide to social issues in late 
mediaeval England. And in view of the niimerous editions, they give an unequalled 
account of the manner in which successive generations of English printers treated 
a specific textp and present an unparallelled challenge to establish the text on 
sound bibliographical principles. They are the forerunners of the Reports » and 
were among the bases of legal education in the Inns of Court. As such they helped 
formulate the central principle of Common Law jurisprudence. As a continual 
chronicle of English social and intellectual life they are a more impressive 
achievement than the Anglo-Saxon Chronicle, even though they are written in 
Law French. (For a recent statement on Law French, see R.J. Schoeck, "Law 
French", New Catholic Encyclopaedia [I967] VIII, 565-6). 


ii) Year Books ^« 

a) Maynard's Edition 

[YEAR BOOKS: or. Reports in the following Reigns, with notes to Brooke 

Fi tzherbert • s Abridgements . 

London, G. Sawbridge et al., l679« 

11 parts. 

This is the title by which Kaynard's Edition is collectively 
known. It is not found on the t.p. of individual year books] 

CLYB 1 [1307-1327( Edward II)] Les reports des cases argue Osg 
& adjudge in le temps del'Roy Edward le Second, et 
auxy memoranda del* exchequer en temps le Roy Edward 
le Primer ... de Sir John Maynard . , . 
London, Printed by George Sawbridge [et al.] assigns of 
Richard and Edward Atkyns, for T. Basset, J» Wright, and 
James Collins, I678. 

CLYB 2 [I327-I377 (Edward III)] Le premier part de les reports Osg 
del* cases en ley que furent argues en le temps de le 
très haut & P uissant prince Roy Edward le Tierce ... 
Avec les notations and references a l'Abrègement de 
1' très reverend and très sages juges de cest Royaulme, 
Brook. & Fitzherbert. 

London Printed by George Sawbridge [et al.] assigns of 
Richard and Edward Atkins, I679. 



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[1327-1372 (Edward III)] : Le second part de les reports 

des cases en ley que furent argues en le temps de le 

très haut & puissant prince Roy Edward le Tierce ... 

avec les notations & references a l'Abregment ... 


London, Printed by George Sawbridge, [et al.] assigns 

of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1679. 

[1327-1377 (Edward III)] Les reports del cases en ley 
que furent argues quadragesimo ad quinqugesinum annum 
de très haut & puissant prince Roy Edward le Tierce 
... avec les notations& references al Brook, Fitz-» 
herbert & Statham. 

London, printed by George Sawbridge [et al.] assigns 
of Richard and Edteard Atkins^ 1679 

Another copy 



[1327-1377 (Edward III)] [Liber assisarum; or, fleas 
of the Crown] [not a YB but placed here for 
[t. p. missingj chronological convenience] 

Another copy, with t. p. ^„ ..-_ 

[1399-1^+22 (Henry IV & Henry V)] Les reports del 
cases en ley que furent argues en le temps de très 
haut & puissant printjes les Roys Henry le IV & 
Henry le V. Ore novelment emprimes, corriges, & 
Amendes avec les notations & reference al Brook, 
Fitzherbert & Statham. 

London, printed George Sawbridge [et al.] assigns 
of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1679 -. 

Another copy 






[lit-22-1461 (Henry Vl)] La premiere part des ans 
du Roy Henry le VI. Or nouvellement perusce & 
corigee avec les marginal notes et une profitable 
table annexée a ceo. 

London, printed by George Sawbridge [et al.] assigns 
çf Richard and Edward Atkins, 1679 

Another copy, bound with [Berneval, R. ] 

Syntomotaiia del ' Second Part du Roy Henry VI. 

[lA-22-l'+6l (Henry VI )] Syntomotaxia del' second part 
du Roy Henry VI, par que facillement si trçveront soûles 
apts titles toutes choses contenues en le dit livre. 
London, printed by GeOrge Sawbridge [et al.] assigns of 
Richard and Bimrd Atkins, 1679. 

[N.h. Syntltootaxia is not a year book, but an index 
under "apt titles" and covers A-K in sixes.] 










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Les reports de les oases conteinus in las ans vint 
primer et après in temps del roy Henry de Siz. 
London, G. Sawbridge et al., 1679 

[1^1-61-1^3 (Edward IV)] Les reports des cases en ley 
que furent argue en temps duiRoy Edward le Quart, avec 
les notations de très reverend judges Brook and Fitz- 
Herbert; ovepcjue un table perfect des choses potables 
contenus en ycel. 

London, printed by George Sawbridge, [et al.] assigns 
of Richard and Edward Atkins, 1680 

Another cqpy 

[1^22-1^4-61 (Henry VIl)] Les reports des cases en 
ley cinque an du Roy Edward le Quart communément 
appelle Long Quinto ... et un table perfect^ 
London, printed by George Sawbridge, assigns oT 
Richard and Edward Atkins, 1680 

Bound with: 






Les reports des cases en les ans des Roys Edward V, 
Richard III, Henrie VII & Henrie VIII ... refeiwênt 
les cases al Abbregement de Brook & autres livres des 
ans ... 

London, printed by George Sawbridge [et al.] assigns 
of Richard and JTAward Atkins, 1679 

Another copy: Reports of Ed. 5, Richard 3, UT/RB 

Hen. 8. [Actually Maynard's Edition, Part II ] 

b) Individual Year Books according to regnal chronology 

Edward I (1272-1307) 

CLYB 12 Ytear Books of the reign of king Edward the First .... Osg 
Edited and translated by Alfred J. Harvood .... 
London, Longmsins, Green, Reader and Dyer, 1863-1879. 
Five voliimes 

[Th;- Chronicles and memorials of Great Britain and 
Ireland during the Middle Ages, No. 31, pts. 1-5] 

Edward III (1327-1377) 

CLYB 13 [lacking t.p.] COLOPHON: Imprinted at London in flete OntLegL 
strete within Temple Barre, at the signe of the hande & 
starre by Richard Tottyll. Anno domini, I56I. 

[This work is marked 17-39 Edward III; but S&M 
record no edition of 17-39 Bd. Ill prior to that 
for the Company of Stationers, 1619»] 

CLYB 1^ Regis Pie Memorie Edwardi Tertii, a qvadragessimo, ad OntLegL 
qvinqvageasimum, Anni omnes, a mendis quibus miserrime 
scatebant repiorgati, & suo nitori restituti: Cum indice 

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CLYB 15 Yearbooks of the reign of Kitg Edward the Third Osg 

... Edited and translated by Luke Owen Pike ... 
London, Longmans, [etc.], 1883-121J- 

[Chronicles and memorials of Great Britain 
and Ireland during the middle; .ages. No. 31» 
ptso 6-18.] 

CLYB 16 Les second part de les reports del cases in ley Osg 

gue fuerunt argue in le temps de le très haute 

& puissant prince Roy Edward le tierce, ore 
novelment imprimie, corrige & amende avec les 
notation & references al Abridgement del très 
reverend & sage Judge de cest realme Fitzherbert. 
London, printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1619 

Richard II (1377-1399) 

CLYB 17 ... Year-books of Richard II . . . edited for the Osg 
Ames foimdetion by George F. Deiser ... 
Cambridge, Harvard University Press, 191'4- - 

feenry IV (1399-1^13) and Henry V (L/j-13-1^22) 

CLYB 18 In hoc Volumine continentur omnes Casus antehac OntLegL 

impressi, quitacciderunt annis Regum Henrici 
quarti, & Henrici quinti, non modo impressorum, 
sed etiam manu scriptorum exemplarium collatione 
emendati & iam novitur impressi o 
[London] In aedibus Thomae Wight, I605 

H^iry VI (li+22-lif6l) 

CLYB 19 Les Reports de les Cases les ans OntLegL 

vint primer, etapres in temps del roy Henry le sizs 
Communément appelle, The Seconde part of Henry the sixt , 
nouelment reuiew i Corrige in divers lieux. Ouesque vn 
Table perfect des choses notable» Contenus en ycel. Auxy 
vous aues in cest Impression les cases icy referres al 
Abridgments de Brooks & Fitzherbert. 
Londini, in aedibus Thomae Wight, I6OI 

CLYB 20 Le Primier part des Ans del ^oy Henrie le 6. Ore OntLegL 
noulement peruse & corrige, oue le marginal Notes, 
Et un profitable Table annexe a ceo. 
London, for the Company of Stationers, I609 

CLYB 21 Edward iy-.(l46l-l/+83)' '■" ■ ; "■ ■'■■ - .> -V Ù !.. '., OntLegL 

Les Ans ou Reports del Raigne ■ du. Roye Ed^rard le quart 
'' nouelment reuieu et corrigée en divers lieux ouesquè ;Sni 
<"■ Table .' . .. ,,Auxy vous aues .... les cases icy 

ref erres Abridgtement de Brooke., &i as, aùtèi^s Lieurs del 

common Ley. . . 

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CLYB 22 Anni R^gvii Edwardi Qvinti, Richard! Tertii, Henrici OntLegL 
Septimi, et Henrici Octavi, Omnes qui antea impressu 

fuerunt.. ouesq; plusors bones notes, letters & 

figures en le margent per tout le liuer, queux notes 
referr les Cases al Abridgement del Brooke & auters 
liuers del ans, Et les letters & figures monstront 
touts les points del Arguments & Cases. 
London, for the Company of S|;ationers, 1620 

iii) Law Rigports . 

The early English reports are of varying authority; the features aad 
general reputation of each voliome are discussed in J. W. Wallace, The 
Reporters Arranged and Characterised , 4th» edition by F,, P» Heard, 
(Boston, 1882) which surveys material to 1776. Of the reports listed, 
the most important are those of Dyer, Plowden and Coke for the earlier 
laiir; of these Dyer'scases are an invaluable record of English jurisprudence 
and manners. Coke's ReportsÇ according to Plucknett, A Concise Histoiy of 
the Common Law , 5th. edition, London, 1956 p. 280), were as attempt to state 
systematically according to historical form, the principles of law as they 
^rose in litigation;however, "a case in Coke's Reports , , . is an uncertain 
mingling of genuine report, commentary, criticism, elementary instruction, and 
recondite legal history. The whole is dominated by Coke's personality, and 
derives its authority from him." The greatness of his authority, and its place 
in th« formulation of a myth of the development and nature of English law is 
discussed, controversially, by Christopher Hill in Intellectual Origins of 
the English Revolution (Oxford, 1965 pp. 225-265). The whole movement to- 
ward the publication of reports really provides the institutional basis of 
Anglo-American Jurisprudence by the advancement of the central doctrine of 
stare decisis and the accompanyjing principle of ratio decidendi , for which 
see Julius Stone, Legal System and La^^ers' Reasonings (London, 1964), where 
problems to whilîh this principle gives rise are discussed. 

Apart from their value even today as \rorking instruments of the law, 
the early cases, often reprinted long after tjae time in whjLch they were 
originally recorded, provide the historian and the bibliographer with many 
unique problems. Most of the early reports are reprinted in Engligh Re - 
porjiS, Full Reprint (Edinburgh, 1900-1930) in 176 volumes with some editorial 
annotation; which is supplemented by Pre- 186 5 Law Reports (New York, 1960-62) 
containing 4500 card entries in 330 volumes. Early law case have never been 
edited in accordance with modem standards of scholarship, and this lack 
vitiates many of the uses to which they can be put. The reports included 
in-this present Finding List are still authoritative in English law, and 
persuasive in all Common law jurisdictions. Generally, early decisions 
are pers^asive in American courts to the extent that they are consistent 
with the, general conditions of the several states. Usually the terminal 
date is either July 4, 1776 or the date of entry into the Union, 

The bulk of the entries in the Finding List are concerned with the 
common law. However, a few Chancery Reports are included. Although de- 
cisions involving an equitable point are found in the Year Books , reports 
of Chancery proceedings begin in 1559» The Reports located for this List 
are later. 

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'•L-H 5 In addition to works printed- before 17D0, a number of Reports of 
cases determined before this date, but published after 1700, have been 
included tb fill out the type of law then being litigated. To facilitate 
reference each report is given a listing in Sweet and Max\<rell's A Legal 
Bibliography of the British Commonwealth of Nations (London, 1955) by the 
following code: S & M. 292.1, indicating page 292 of the Bibliography , 
item 1. This is done since the several Jurisdictions have not been separated 
for the present purposes. 


^' arid John PI 
iii) Law Reports 

CLR 1 [ALEYN'S REPORTS, K.B.] Select CpSes in B.R. 22, 23, Osg 
& 24. 

[l646-l6i+8] Car. I Regis^ reported by John Aleyn . . . 
with tables of the names of; the cases and matters therein 
contained: also, of the names of the learaed councel who 
argued the same, 

London, printed for George Pawlet, to be sold by Robert 
Vincent, 1688. S&M 292.1 

CLR 2 [ANDERSON'S REPORTS, C.P.] Les reports du treserudite Çsg 
Edmund Anderson .... [153^-1604]. .Ove deux tables des 
nosmes des cases & des principal matters conteinus en 
y c eaux. 

London, printed by T. R. for Andrew Crook, Henry Ti^ford, 
Gabriel Bedell, Thomas Bring and John Place, 1664-65 
2 vols, in 1 S&M 292.2 
[N.B. Part 2 contains thirty cases in the Court of Wards] 

Another copy OntLegL 

CLR 3 [BENLOE'S REPORTS, K.B.] Les reports del Gulielme Osg 
Benloes, Serjeant de la ley . ^ . [1530-162?] avec- 
que autres select cases ... en le tetaps = . . de 
. . .roys Jaqves et Charles le Premier: .... 
Ovesqî un table bien perfaict de matières notables 
contenues en les dits reports et cases. Et auxso 
un aûter table de nosmes del cases contenues en 
y c eaux. 

London, printed for Timothy Twyford, l66l 
iiii 10 S&M 293.9 

[Known as "New Benloe."] 

CLR k [BELLEWE'S REPORTS K.B., C.p. ] Les ans du roy Osg 

Richard le second, collect' ensemble hors les 
abridgments de Statham, Fitzherbert et Brooke. 
Per Richard Bellew, 1585. 
London, Stevens & Haynes, 1869 

S&M 292.6 

[Reprinted from the original edition.] 

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CLR 5 [BRIDGMAN'S REPORTS, C.P.] Reports of Sir John Osg 

Bridgeman .... To which are added two exact tables, 
the one of the cases, and the other of the principal 
matters therein contained. 

London, printed by Tho. Roycroft for H. T^^yford, Tho. Dring, 
and. Jo. Place, 1659. ->- ^ ^ - . -- -■' 

S&M 293.1^ 

CLR 6 [BROOKE'S NEW CASES, K.B.] Some new cases of the years Osg 
and time of King Hen. 8, Edw. 6,, and Qu. Mary; [1514-58] 
... By Sir Robert Brooke . . . and now translated into . 
English by John March . . . 

London, printed by T.N. for Richard Best and John Place, 

S&M 294.17 

CLR 7 [BROWNLOW AND GOLDESBOROUGH, C.P..] Reports of divers Osg 
choice cases in law [1569-1624] taken by Richard Bro\imlow 
& John Goldesborough, esqrs. With directions how to 
proceed in many intricate actions. . . Also a most perfect 
and exact table, she\irLng appositively the contents of the 
whole book. 

London, printed by Tho. Roycroft, for Matthew Walbancke 
and Henry T^^yford, I65I. 
S&M 294.18 

CLR 8 Reports of divers Osg 

choice cases in law [1569-1624] taken by Richard Broiimlow 

and John Goldesboroiogh , , , With directions how to proceed 

in many intricate actions . . . Also a most perfect and 

exact table, shewing appositely the contents of the whole 


London, Henry Ti^ryford . . . and Samuel Heyrick, 1675 

2 vol. in 1 S&M 294.18 

i CLR 9 [BULSTRODE'S REPORTS, K.B.] The reports of Edward Osg 
I Bulstrode ... Of divers resolutions and judgements 

* .... [1609-1626] 

London, printed for W. Lee D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 


3 vols, in 1 S&M 294.19 

Another copy OntLegL 

CLR 10 The reports of Osg 

Edward Bulstrode ... in three parts. Of divers 

resolutions and judgments . . . [l609-l626] 2nd ed. 

carefully corrected with the addition of thousands 

of references never before printed. 

London, printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and 

M. Plesher, assigns of Richard and Edw. Atkins 

esqiiires, for H. TA*yford, T. Bassett, T. Dring [etc.] I688. 

3 pt. in 1 vol. S&M 294.19 






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CLR XI [CARTER'S REPORTS, C.P.] Reports of several special Osg 
cases argued and resolved in the Court of Common Pleas 
. . . [166^-75] . . . 
By S.C. of the Inner-Temple, Esq. 

London, printed by W. Rawlins, S. Roycroft, and N. Flesher, 
assigns of Rich, and Edw, Atkyns for Thomas Bassett, Charles 
Harper and Samuel Kehle, 1668. 

S&M 29^.21. (N„B. S&M 293.16, "Presumably a 'ghost^" 

is probably 29^^.21) 

[Cases heard before Sir Orlando Bridgmfffi , and some 

cases before Ghief Justice Vaughan, ] 

CLR 12 CALTHROP, Sir Henry (1586-I637) Reports of special Osg 
cases touching several Customes and Liberties of the 
City of London collected by Sir. H. Caltlrrop ... 
London, printed by H. Bruges for Abel Boper, [I67O] 

S&M if37.35 

[Title page incomplete on library copy. T\irenty-four 

unpages leaves are interpolated between verso of 

"Contents ..." and p. 1.]] 

CLR 13 CLAYTON, JOHN [NISI PRIUS] Reports and pleas of Osg 
assises at Yorke . . . with some presidents use- 
fuHfor plea(fters at the assises :never englished 
before . . . [1631-50]. 

London, printed by Fa. Flesher, for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, 
and G. Bedell, I65I. 
S&M 335.^ 

CLR Ik [chancery] Cases argued and decreed in the High fcourt Osg 

of chancery [l660j-l697] » • • The 2nd.ed,, carefully 
corrected .... To whibh are also added proper re- 
ferences . . o . 

London, printed by the assigns of R. & E. Atkins for 
J. Valthoe, I7OI-I5. 
3 vols, in 1 S&M 3^5.11 

CLR 15 [CHANCERY] Cases argued and decreed in the High court Osg 
of chancery . . . [l660-l697] 3i'd, ed. carefully corrected 
... To which are added proper notes and references .... 
London, printed by C. and R. Ntttt, and R. Gosling for 
J. Walthoe, 1735. 
3 vols, in 1 S&M 3^5.11 

CLR 16 COKE, SIR EDWARD (l552-l63^) Quinta Pars: The Fifth UT/RB 
PUrt of the Reports .... 

London, for the Companie of Stationers, I6O5. 
S&M 29#.31 

CLR 17 Reports of Sir Osg 

Edward Coke ... of divers resolutions and judgements 
, , , together with the :i?eâsôns and causes of their 
resolutions and judgments ... . 

Londoa^ printed for the Companie of Stationers, 1607-13. 
5 vols. ."in I, S&M 295.31^ 




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CLR 18 Reports of Sir 

Edward Coke ... of divers resolutions and judgements 
... faithfully rendered into English. 
London, printed for W. Lee, M. Walbanck, D. Pakeman, 
and G, Bedell, I658. 

s<ai 296.31 


Bound with: 

CLR 19 

CLR 20 

CLR 21 

CLR 22 

His declarations and other pleadings contained in the 
eleven parts of the reports. Rendered into English 
by W. Hughes . . . with a perfect table . . 
London, printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman, and G. Bedell, 


[N.B. Coke*s Reports embrace K.B. , C.P. , Exch. etc. 
At first published in French, and translated into 
English, 1658 [CLR 18]) 

[CROKE'S REPORTS, K.B. & C.P. (1582-164-1) The Second Middlesex 
Part of the Reports of Sir George Croke .... of such Law Assn, 
select Cases, as were adjudged ... during the whole London 
reign of the late King James î Collected and written in 
French by Himself; revised and published by Sir Harebottle 
Grimston .... 

London, printed by T, Newcomb and W, Godbid, and are to 
be sold by John Field . , . I659. 

sm. 298.3 

[Part 2 covers reports of reign of Jam*s] 

, The reports .... Middlesex 

of such select Cases as were adjudged in (Kings Bench Law Assn., 

and Common Pleas) .... Collected and written in London 

French by Himself; Revised and published in English 

by Sir Harebottle Grimston , . 

London, printed by J.S. . . to be sold by the Stationers 

of London, I657. 

SfiM 298.37 

[It is not clear if this is Part 2 or Part 3 (Charlew I),] 

[DALISON'S REPORTS, C.P. (l546-7i^)] Les reports des Osg 
divers special cases adjudge . . . par Gulielme Dalison ... 
London, printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins for 
Samuel Keble [etc.] I689. 

sm 298,40 

[With Les reports de Gvilielme Benloe ... London, I689. 
Usually bound with "Old Benloe''J 

DAVIES or DAVYS, SIR JOHN (I569-I626) Les reports des 
cases & matters en ley resolves & adjudges en les courts 
de roy en Ireland. 

Dublin, 1674-, iwjua,. ■ 

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CLR 23 [CHANCERY] Reports of cases decreed in the High Osg 

Court of Chancery, during the time Sir Heneage 
Finch . , . was lord chancellor. C1673-I68O] 
[London] printed for E. and R. Nutt [et al.] 1725. Oag 

S&M 3^.20 

[Collected by William Nelson.] 

CLR Zk GLANVILLE, SIR JOHN [éd.] Reports of certain cases Osg 

determined and adjudged by the Commons in Parliament 
. . . [1623-2^]. Collected by John Glanville. 
London, S. Baker and Leigh, 1775» 

S<SM 151.16 Ont 

CLR 25 [GODBOLT'S REPORTS (1575-1638)] Reports of certain Osg 
cases arising in the severall Courts of Record at 
Westminster ... By the late learned Justice Godbolt ... 
London, printed by T.N, for W, Lee [et al.] l653. 
S<SM 301. 6O: See note . 

CLR 26 DYER, SIR JAMES (1512-1582) Cy Ensvont Ascuns Novel Vic R&R 
Cases collectes per le iades très reuerend ludge Mounsieur 
laques Dyer, chiefe lustice del Common Banke ... 
London, for the Companie of Stationers, l621 

[Note dated 1385 records this copy from the Library of 
Staple Inn, one of the lesser Inns of Court»] 

sm 299.^7 

CLR 27 ~ Les reports des Osg 

Divers select Matters & Resolutions des Reverend Judges & 
Sages del Lay [1513-1582] . . „ Collect & Report per 
Tres-Reverend Judge Sr. Jaques Dyer ♦ . . 
London, printed by W. , Rawlins [et al.] I6880 

[This is the sixth edition, edited by Treby, C.J., 
and contains many new cases and references»] 
S<SM 299.^7 

CLR 28 Vn Abridgement de QLL 

touts les Cases, reportes per Mounsieur lasques Dyer 
[I513-I582] Ore nouelment imprimée. 
London, printed for the Companie of Stationers, l609 
Sm 300.50 

Another copy QLL 

CLR 29 [GOLDESBORODGH'S REPORTS] Reports of that learned Osg 
and judicious clerk, J. Gouldsborough . . . [1586- 
1602] with short notes and two exact tables « o . 
by W.S. 
London, printed by W. W. for Charles Adams, 1653» 

s<sfi 301.61 

CLR 30 [HARDRES' REPŒITS, EXCH.] Reports of cases adjudged Osg 
in the Court of exchequer [1655-7, I659-69] . . . 
By Sir Thomas Hardres, Kt. . . • 

London, printed by the assigns of Rich, and Edw. Atkins, 
for Christopher Wilkinson [etc.], I693 



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CLR 35 


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[Pp. 233-300 missing all copies of 1st edition.] 

[HETLEY»S REPORTS, CF.] Reports and cases taken 

in the third [to the] seventh years of the late 

King Charles. [I627-I631]. . o Collected and 

reported . . « Sir Thomas Hetley ... 

London, printed by E.L. for Matthew Walbancke [etc.] 


Séw 301.62 

Hobart, Sir Henry (d. 1625) The Reports of . . . 
Sr. Henry Hobart .... Lord Chief Justice of 
his Majesties Court of Common Pleas .... Purged 
from the errors of all former Impressions, With 
an exact table, never before printed. 
London, R.&W. Leyboume, I658. 

sm 301.63 

«__„__ .-._____ ._ ______ The Reports of 

. . . Sr. Henry Hobart .... Lord Chief Justice 
of His Majesties Court of Common Pleas .... The 
Fourth Edition. Purged from the errors of all former 
Impressions, and enlarged with new Notes in the Margent. 
With an exact Alphabetical Table by an Honourable and 
Learned Hand, 

London, printed by G. Sawb ridge, W. Rawlins, and S. Roy- 
croft, Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins Esquires for 
Charles Harper and Tho. Lee ... I677. 

S&M 301.63 

[BMC and ScSM do not record edition of I677; i<-th edition 

1678; BMC identifies the "Leifned Hand" as Sir Heneage 


„»_ . — . .-. .— — .-.„- — =_ The reports of 

that reverent and learned judge, the Right Honourable 
Sr. Henry Hobart . , , [l603-l625] The 5th ed, , reviewed 
and corrected ... 
[London], printed by E. and R. Nutt [et al.] 172^. 

sm 301.63 

[HUTTGN'S REPORTS, C.P.] The reports of that reverend 
and learned judge Sir Richard Hutton , . . [I6I2-I638] 
The 2nd. ed. . « a 

London, printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward 
Atkins [etc.], 1682. 
S&M 301.65 




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CLR 36 HUXLEY, GEORGE, comp. A second book of judgements 
. , . Being the collection of George Huxley ... 
out of the choice manuscripts of Mr. Brownlowe and 
Mr. Moyle ... by George Townesend. 
London, printed by T, R. and N. T,, 167^+. 

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CLR 37 JENKINS, DAVID. Eight centuries of reports ... Osg 
C12ZO-I623]. Published originally in French and ' 
Latin, by Judge Jenkins. 3rd ed« 
London, printed for Edward Brooke ... 1777» 

sm 322.8 

CLR 38 [KING'S BENCH AND COMMON PLEAS] The reports of Osg S^ 

several special cases adjudged in the courts of 
'3 King's bench and common pleas at Westminster » . . 
[1667-168'!] By Sir Thomas Jones . . . The 2nd. éd. 
in French and English [etc.] I729. 
S<SM 301.66 

CLR 39 [KING'S BENCH] Les reports de Sir William Jones. . . Osg 
De divers special cases cy bien in le Court de 
banck le roy, come la Common-banck in Angleterre • . . 
London, printed by T.R. and N.T. for Thomas Basset 
[et al.] 1675. Osg 

S<SM 302.67 

CLR '^O [KEBLE'S REPORTS, K.B.] Reports in the Court Osg 

of King's Bench at Westminster . . . [I66I-I679] 
Taken by Jos. Keble . . . 

London, printed for W, Rawlins [et al.] I685. 
3 vols. S<8M 302.69 

CLR m KEILWEY, ROBERT (1/4-97-1581) Reports d'Ascuns Cases OntLegL 

(qui ont evenus aux temps du Roy Henry le Septième 
et du Roy Henry le Huitiesme, et ne sont comprises 
deins les livres de Terms et Ans demesmes les Roys), 
[I496-I53I]; séliges hors des papiers de Keilway, par 
Jean Croke .... ovesque les Reports d'ascuns Cases 
prises per Guillea;ume Dallison ... et par Guilleaume 
Bendloe .... Le tierce Edition, 

London, printed for Charles Harper, William Crooke & 
Richard Tonson, l688i 

SâM 302,72 

[Keilway* s Reports cover 1^96-1531; Dallison' s 

1553-1565? and Benloe's 151^-1578.] 

CLR 'i2 [KING'S BENCH] A report of divers cases in Osg 

pleas of the crown, adjudged and determined 
... [1662-1669]. Collected by Sir John Kelsmg. . . 
London, printed for I. Cleave, I7O8. 

I S&M 302.73 


I CLR k3 [EXCHEQUER] Reports in the Court of exchequer, Osf 

i beginning in the third, and ending in the ninth 

I year of the raign of the late King James. [l605- 

* 1612] , By the Honourable Richard Lane . , , 

' London, printed for W. Lee [et al,] I657. 

S&M 323.10 


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CLR ^ [KING'S BENCH] Plusieurs trôSt^bona -cases, come ils Osg 
estoyent a^iudgees es trois premiers ans [1624-1627] 
... colligees per ... Jean Latch . . . 
London, printed by T.R. for H. Twyford [et al.], l662. 
S&M 303.76 

=.».=_ .=._ Another copy OntLegL 

CLR i^5 [LEONARD'S REPORTS] Reports and cases of law . . . 

[15^0=1615] The 2d impression . « , Collected by a 
learned professor of the law, William Leonard ... 
Published by Williaju Hughes . . „ 

London, printed by William Rawlins [et al.] I686-87 
4 vols in 1. S&M 303.80 

Another copy 

of djjVers resolutions in law, arising upon cases in 
the Court of wards and other courts at Westminster 
. . . [1608-1629] Collected by Sir James Ley . . . 
London, printed by Tho. Roycroft, l659» 

sm 357.7 

[Appended? A learned treatise concerning wards 
and liverieF. ] 

CLR lV7 [LITTLETON'S REPORTS] Les reports des très Honourable 

Edw, seigneur Littleton, baron de Mounslow ... [I626- 


London, printed by W. Rawlins [et al.] I683 

S<SM 303.82 

[Not to be confused with Thomas Littleton, author 

of Tenures] 



Another copy 

CLR 48 [LEVINZ'S REPORTS, K.B. & C.P.] The reports of Sr. 
Creswell Levinz ... in French and English ... 
[1660-1696] . . . 2d ed. ... 

London, printed by E. and Ro Nutt [et al.] 1722. 
3 vols, in 2.S&M 303.81 

CLR 49 [LDTWYCHE'S REPORTS, C.P,] Un livre des entries; 
contenant auxi un report des resolutions ... 
[1683-1704] . . , par Sir Edward Lutwyche. 
London, printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward 
Atkins, for Charles Harper and Alexander Bosbite, 1704% 
2 vols. S<îai 304.85 

CLR 50 MARCH, JOHN. Some New Cases of the Years and time of 
King Ren. 8 Edw. 6 and Qu: : Mary; Written out of the 
Great Abridgement, Composed by Sir Robert Brook . . . 
There dispersed in the Titles, but here collected under 
years. And now translated into English by John March . 
London, by T.N. for Richard Best and John Place, I65I 
&SM 304.86 




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CLR 51 [MARCH'S REPORTS, K.B, & C.P,] Reports, or new cases Osg 
taken in the 15, l6, 17 and 13 years of King Charles 
the first [1639-^^2] ... by John March. 2d. ed. 7 

London, printed by J.C. for Sarauel Heyrick, 1675- 
S<SM 304.87 

CLR 52 [MODERN REPORTS] The Second Part of Modem Reports, Wm. A. 

being a Collection of Several Special Cases Most of Willsoji, 
them adjudged in the Court of Common Pleas, in the Windsor 
26 [to the] 30 Years of the Reign of King Charles II 
.... To which are added, Several Select Cases in 
the Courts of Chancery, Kings-Bench, and Exchequer 
in the said Years. Carefxilly collected by a Learned 

London, printed by the Assigns of Rich, and Edw. Atkins 
Estquires, for Charles Harper ... I698. 
Sm 30^.18 

collect & report per Sir Francis Moore ... [1512- 
1621] Ore primierment imprime & publie per l'original 
... Sir Gefrey Palmer ... 
London, printed by R. Norton for R. Pawlet, I663. 

sm 305.90 

Another copy Ont LegL 

CLR 5k MOORE, SIR" FRANCIS. Report of Cases Heard in Court QLL 

of Kings Bench, l485-l6l7. MANUSCRIPT in Law French, 
date unknown (I63O-I635?) • le 

[Donated to QLL by L.R. MacTavish QC, lefgislative 
counsel for Ontario in 1964; previously owned by 
his father; further provenance unknown,] 

CLR 55 [NOY'S REPORTS] Reports and c ases . . . [1559-16^9] Os^ 
collected and reported by that learned lawyer William 
Noyp . . . 

London, printed by F.L. for Matthew Walbancke and T, Firby, 

S&M 306.92 

[Unreliable authority.] 

CLR 56 — ■ > >— Reports and cases Osg 

• . . [ 1559-16^9 ] collected and reported by that learned 
lawyer Willi g^m Noye ... The 2d ed. London printed by T.R. 
for Samuel. Heyrick, I669. S<SM 306.92 
[Unreliable authoidty. ] 

CUBl 57 [OWEN'S REPCRTS, K.B.] The reports of . . . Thomas Owen Osg 

. . • [1556-I615] . . . With two exact alphabeiicall tables, 
the one of the cases, and the other of the principall 
matters therein ... 
London, printed by T.R. for H. Twyford [et al.] I656. 

s<sai 306.93 

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CLR 58 [PADIER'S REPORTS, K.B,] Les reports de Sir Gefrey Osg 
Palmer ... [I619-I629] Imprime & publie per l'original 

London, printed for G. Pawlet and are to be sold by Mat 
Wooton, 1688. 
S<SM 306. 9^+ 

CLR 59 [PLOWDEN'S REPORTS AND ABRIDGEMENT] An exact Abridgement S.E. Weir, 
in English of the Commentaries or Reports of . . . London 
Edmond Plowden . . . [15^7-l603] ... by F[abian] HCickes] 
, , . 2 parts. 

London, R. White and T, Roycroft for H. Twyford, I65O. 
S&M 307.100 

CLR 60 The commentaries, Osg 

or Reports of Edmund Plowden . . . [15^8-15791 • 
London, printed ... for E, Brooke, I76I. 
2 pts. iii 1 vqI. Sm 306.97 

CLR 61 [POLLEXFEN'S REPORTS] The arguments and reports of Osg 
Sir Henry Pollexf en . . . [I669-I685] Together with 
divers decrees in the High Court of Chancery . . . 
London, printed for R. Smith [etc.] 1702.. 

sm 307.102 

CLR 62 [POPHAM'S REPORTS, K.B.C.P., CHANCERY] Reports and Osg 
cMes [1592-I597] collected by the learned Sir John 

Popham, kt ^o which are added some remarkable 

cases [I6I8-I627]. 2d. ed. corrected. 

London, printed by the assigns of Richard and Edward 

Atkins, for J. Place, l682. 

S&M 307.103 -"- ^'i'-c- 

[ Unreliable.] 

CLR 63 [RAYMOND'S REPORTS, K.B., C.P,, EXCH.] Reports of Osg 
divers special cases adjudged in the courts of King's 
Bench, Common Pleas and Exchequer ... [I66O-I682] 
. . , 2d. ed. . . [reported by Sir ïhomas Raymond]. 
[London]. . . printed by Henry Lin tot [etc.] 17^^-3 • 

sm 308.106 0»8 

CLR 6^■ [ROLLE'S REPORTS, K.B.] Les reports de Henry Rolle Osg 

... de divers oases in le Court del'banke le foy. 
En le temps del' reign de roy Jaques [I616-I625] ... 
London, printed for A. Roper [et al.] I675-76. 
S<SM 308.109 
[Reports l6li*-l6; Un Continuation, l6l8-25.] wvu^usi- 

CLR 65 [SALKELD'S REP(»TS] Reports of cases adjudged in the Osg 
Court of King's bench; with some special cases in the 
courts of Chancery, common pleas, and Exchequer; ... 
[1689-1712] By William Salkeld . . . 2d ed. 
London, Eliz. Nutt, 1721. 

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Peyton Ventris ... .In two parts, The First Part 

Containing select cases Adjudged in the Kings-Bench, 

in the Reign of K. Charles II . . , The Second Part 

Containing choice cases Adjudged in the Common-Pleas 

in the Reigns of K. Charles II and K. James II and the 

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Ko William and the late Q. Mary ... 

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2d impression. 
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[London], printed by E. and R. Nutt [etc.], I726 
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CLR 77 [WINCH'S REPORTS, C.P.] Reports of Sir Humphrey Winch, Osg 
knight ... in the foure last years of the raign of 
King James [1621-1625] 

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Henry Yelverton ... of divers special casesMn 
the Court of King's Bench , . . 
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[London], printed by E. and R. Nutt, [etc.], 1735. 
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iv) Reports of Miscellanaous Trials 

CLM 1 Alimony Arraigned, or the Remonstrance and Humble Appeal Osg 
of Thomas Ivie Esq; from the High Court of Chancery, To 
His Highness the Lord Protector of the Commonwealth of 
England, Scotland, and Ireland ... 
^ London [no pub.], 165^. 

CLM 2 A compleat collection of state-tryals and proceedings Osg 
upon impeachments for high treason and other crimes • 

. . from the reign of King Henry the Fourth to the 
end of the reign of Queen Anne ... 
London, printed for Timothy Goodwin [et al.], 1719* 

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CLM 3 A. complete collection of State trials and proceedings Osg 
for high treason and other cidmes and misdemeanours 
[11 Rich. II - 16 Geo. Ill] . . . 5th ed. , . . 
Dublin, printed by Graisberiy and Campbell for P. Byrne 
[at al.] 1793-97- 
3 vols. 

CLM 4 NOTTINGHAM, HENEAGE FINCH^ 1st Earl of (1621-1682). Osg 
An exact and most impartial account of the indictment, 
arraignment, trial and judgment (according to law) of 
twenty-nine regicides , . , begvin at Hicks-hall on 
Tuesday, the 9th of October, l660. And continued (at 
the Sessions-house in the Old-Bayley) untill Friday, the 

nineteenth of the same moneth 

London, printed for A. Crook and E. Powel, l660. 

CLM 5 PITCAIRN, Robert (1793-1855), ed. Criminal Trials in Osg 
Scotland [1488-162^^] 
Edinburgh, William Tait, 1833 . 
3 vols in k 

CLM 6 PRESTON, RICHARD GRAHAM, 1st Viscount. The arraignment, Osg 
trials, conviction and condemnation of Sir Rich. Grahme 
... and John Ashton , . . for high-treason against 
their Majesties King William and Queen Mary ... To which 
are added two letters . . . one from the late King James to 
the Pope . . . the other from the Earl of Melf ord ... to 
the late Queen . . . 
London, printed for Samuel Heyrick and Thomas Cockerill, I69I. 

CLM 7 STAFFORD, THCMAS WENTWŒITH, first earl of. The tryal of Osg 
Thomas Earl of Stafford ... upon an impeachment of high 
treason by the commons then assembled in Parliament . . , 
[March 22, l6^0-May 10, l64l] .... Faithfully collected 
... by John Rushworth. 

London, printed for John Wright and Richard Chiswell, I68O. 
[Often included with Rushworth' s Historical Collections. 
CLT 115.] 

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CLM 8 The tryals of Thomas Walcot, William Hone, William Osg 
Lord Russell, John Rous & William Blagg for high- treason 
. . . [July 12-14, 1683]. 

London, printed for Richard Royston, Benjamin Took and 
Charles Heam, I683. 

CLM 9 Withcraft farther display' d. Containing an account of Osg 
witchcraft practised by Jane Wenham of Walkeme, in 
Hertfordshire ... To which are added the tryals of 
Florence Newton, a famous Irish Witch at the assizes 
held at Cork, Anno I66I; as also of two witches at the 
assizes held at Bury St. Edmonds in Suffolk, Anno 1664, 
before Sir Matthew Hale ... who were found guilty 
and executed. 
London, printed for E. Curll, I7I2 

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CUL V) Abridgements of the law 

The Abridgements grew out of the need to have a readier access 
to the materials of the Year Books, and were probably connected with 
the instruction of students. The earliest printed Abridgement is 
that of Stalham (CLA 9); but the most important was that of ^itzher- 
bert (CLA 5)» revised by Richard Totell so as to facilitate reference 
to the decisions and to the ïear Books then printed. Totell* s editions 
of the Year Books have cross references to his «dition of the Abridge- 
ment. Totell also published Brooke's Abridgement (CLA 2-3) which in- 
cluded cases of the reign of Henry VIII not in Fitzherbert and which 
had not been brougtttup to date. These works established a tradition 
that survives even today in encyclopaedias and digests. 


v) Abridgements of the law 

CLA 1 BACON, M. New Abridgement of the Law UNB 

London, 1736 
Vols. 1 & 2 

Philadelphia, l8i+6 ONB 

CLA 2 BROOKE, Sir Robert (d. 1558) .... La graunde SUNY B/L 

abridgement, collecte &. escrie per le ludge 
tresreuerend Syr Robert Brooke . . . 
[London], Richard Tottell, 1576. 
2 vols, in 1 

Cum privilégie. 

Another copy (imperfect). SUNY B/L 

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[London], ^ichard Totellj 1586. 
[ 2 pto in 1vol. 

CLA if D'ANVERS, KNIGHTLEY. A general abridgement of the Osg 
common law, with, notes and references to the whol. 
; 2d. ed. 

• London, printed by E. and R. Nutt and R» Gosling 

\ (Assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq. ) for J. Walthoe, 

L ■ 1725-32. 

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[London], Richard Tottell, 156$. 
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CLA 6 [CHANCERY] A general abridgement of cases in equity, Osg 
argued and adjudged in the High court of chancery, &c. 
[I667-I744] ... By a gentleman of the Middle Temple . . . 
London, printed for A. Strahan and W. Woodfall, for 
Whieldon and Butterworth, I769-93. 
2 vols, 

KELHAM, R, , Alphabetical Index. See Viner, Charles 

CLA 7 ROLLE, HENRY (I589Î - I656). Un abridgment des Osg 

plusieurs cases et resolutions del common ley. 
London, printed for A» Crooke [and others], I668. 
2 vols in 1„ 

__ .__ Two copies SUNY B/L 

Another copy OntLegL 

CLA 8 SHEPPARD, WILLIAM (d. I675?) A grand abridgment of Osg 
the common and statute law of England . , . 
London, printed by E. Flesher, J. Streater and L. Twyford, 
assigns of Richard Atkyns and Edward Atkyns, l675« 
4 vols, in 3 

CLA 9 STATHAM, NICHOLAS (fl. 1^+67). Abridgment of the law. Osg 
Translated by Margaret Center Klingelsmith. 
Boston, Boston Book Co., 1915- 
2 vols. ■" 

CLA 10 VINER, CHARLES (I678-I756). A general abridgment of Osg 
law and equity . . o with notes and references to the 
whole. *^ 

Aldershot [England], printed for the author by agree- 
ment with the law Patentees [174-1-1753], 
23 vols. 

CLA 11 An Alphabetical Osg 

index to all the abridgments of law and equity and 
to several books of the Crown Law, Conveyancing and 
Practice ... by a Gentleman of Lincoln's Inn. 
[London], printed by Harvey Lintot, for the author, 1758. 

[Compiled by R, Kelham, the Index forms Vol. 24 of 

Viner* s Abridgment . CLA 10.] 

vi) Treatises on English law 

Treatises of English law date from the twelfth century. 
The earliest recorded in this list is Glanville's De legibus et 
consuetudinis regnJ. Anglie tempore Regis Henrici Secundi ... ca. 
1187 CLT 58A. According to Plucknett, Concise History , p. 256, 
the work known as Glanvill because it was composed in his time, 
"settled the method of legal writing for many years to come." 
Basically it reveals the law of the King's Courts, as opposed 
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of a writ to which was added a commentaryo The- writ system, 
or the forms of action at law, were, as Maitland observed. 
( The Forms of Action at Common Law , Cambridge 1909 & reprinted. 
Lecture I) , the foundation of the Medieval system of law. The 
substantive law could only follow the right to issue a writ, 
and the competence of any of the Royal Courts to entertain an 
action, followed from the competence to issue a writ. The 
centrality of the forms of action in the development of the 
Common Law, and their contribution to the principle of stare 
decisis o represented in the Reports of a later age, are in- 
dispensable. Even the modem law of torts can often be van- 
derstood in its development only by looking to the writs out 
of which the several forms of action grew. Strict pleading 
of the kind existing prior to the Judicature Act . 1873» and 
still surviving in some jurisdictions, (e,go New South Wales) 
derives from the medieval form of action. 

Also included in the List (CLT 9-10) are early editions 
of Braction's De legibus (probably not later than 1256), Bracton 
studied the form of original writs, and provided copies of relevant 
pleadings, supplemented by reference to cases. The principles at 
work in his citations are normative and do not constitute an em- 
bryonic form of stare decisis although the later influence of the 
work helped to condition the citatory mode of legal thought and 
probably led to the perceptual framework in which the Year Books 
originated. De Legibus represents the first attempt in surviying 
treatises to compare the law with Roman principles, although how 
deep Bracton* s knowledge was is disputable. Although the reputation 
of the De legibus varied in the two and a half centuries after its 
composition, the printing of the work in I569 (CLT 9) ("perhaps the 
best printed law book" according to Plucknett, op . cit . , p. 263) 
reestablished the centrality of the work in the development of legal 
thought, and in its emphasis on the medieval doctrine of the sub- 
jection of the King to God, the Law, and the (feudal) court merged 
into the myth of the Common Law that was to be a potent factor in 
the approach of Coke, and the opponents of Stuart absolutism» 

The influence of Bracton is evident in Fleta , written 
1290-1292%. and printed by Selden in l6k7 from the unique MS. in 
the British Museum (CLT 120). Its special importance rests on 
its treatment of the nature of the courts of law. From the same 
date is Britton , ascribed on no convincing grounds to John le 
Breton, Bp, of Hereford. Britton is in the form of a code and 
claims to be issued cum priullegio Regali.-| , The popularity of 
this work after its composition can partially be ascribed to 
its language, French; and the obscurity of Fleta to its Latin. 
Two copies of Britton are recorded ( CLT 13-14), 

For an authoritative survey of this early legal literature, 
see Plucknett, Early English Legal Literature (6ambiàdge, 1958) 
and the discussion by R.J. Schoeck in Nato Law Forum, IV (1957). 

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AlBost two centuries were to pass before the co»c)osition of 
the next great English legal treatise of Tenures by Sir Thomas 
Littleton, d. lWl,and, from a professional point of view, probably 
the most influential work of English law ever written. Divided into 
three books. Book I treats of the estates in property available in 
his day; Book II, treats of the incidents of tenure, and Book III 
with co-ownership, and other speci4LL doctrines of realty» For 
three centuries it was the basic textbook of the law of real pro- 
perty. The first edition is the folio printed by Lettou & Machlinia, 
ca. 1^1 in French; editions of the French text continued until 1779. 
English translations were printed from the first quarter of the 
sixteenth century, although the List does not record any copy before 
1600 (CLT 86-88); A bilingual edition was published in I67I (CLT 89). 
Coke held that Of Tenures was the most perfect wcrk of any human 
science, and it provoked him to write his own valuable Commentary in 
upon Litteton , being his Institutes. Part I . 

The medieval bases of the Common law continued into the la 
Renaissance in the publication of works dealing jAth procedure. 
Despite the humanist orientation of the More circle, and the intro- 
duction of Roman law into the universities, the main emphasis of the 
Tudor law was still on the refinement of the science of pleading» 
In large part, this was due to the control of legal education by 
the Inns of Court and the practical training they encoilï'figed, W, 
Rastell's Colleccion of entrees (CLT IO8-IIO) provides « complete 
and systematic arrangement of fonns necessary to plead in King's 
Bench and Common Pleas. Rastell also composed a table for the New 
Natura Brevium (CLT 53-55) originally composed by Sir Anthony Fita- 
herbert, which continues the central position of the forms of action, 
yet indicating in its still confused treatment of the tortious actions, 
trespass and trespass on the case, how the substantive law could arise 
out of skilful manipulation of the procedural law» Coke's A Book of 
Entries (CLT 30-31) continues this procedural tradition which survives 
in substantially the same form until the Judicature Act . I873s see 
Bull en & Leake, Precedents of Pleading in Actions in the Superior Courts 
of Common La# « 3i*d» ©d. (London, 1868)» 

In the fifteenth century we have the beginnings of jurisprudential 
thoughtthat her^ds the Renaissance in England. Sir John Fortescue, C.J,, 
K.B, , composed his De Laudibus legum Angliae (CLT 56) written for Prince 
Edward in the form of a dialogue» Contrasting the French and English 
methods of Government, it is an early example of the comparative method; 
the account of the Inns of Courts is invaluable as the earliest dis- 
cussion of these professional organizations, the third university of 
England in the Tudor period» Fortescue also wrote Ths Gouemance of 
England in English, a work that looks forward to the speculative 5^11*^3- 
pirudence of Sir Thomas More* s Utopia » No early edition of this work 
has so far been located. 

With the expansion of the printing industry, and as yet undeter- 
mined alterations to the mode of legal education in the Elizabethan age, 
the volume of legal treatises increases, with attention to exposition 
of the law as it relates to minor branches. The concern with consti- 
tutional law is evident in Sir Thomas Smith's The Commonwealth of 
England (CLT 128-130) originally published as De Republica. Anglorum . 















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1583, in which the extensive powers of the crown were set forth. 
The continued publication of treatises on this aspect of the law 
into the time of the Protectorate and later attests to the vitiality 
of constitutional theory and practice, and to the development of 
the myth of constitutional laws eog» The Prerogative of Parliaments 
(CLT 106), 

This myth itself was fostered by the rise of legal antiquarianism 
and legal history, of which the principle exponents, apart from Coke, 
were John Selden (1534-165^4-) and Sir William Dugdale (l605-86). (See 
R.J.Schoeck, "Early Anglo-Saxon Studies and Legal Scholarship, in the 
Renaissance", Studies in t h e Renaissance , v [1958], 102-110) .. Selden' s 
vast learning in English, Roman and Jewish law is reflected in a 
number of items scattered throughout the whole Finding List » and the 
thoroughness of his scholarship still makes his observations of value 
(see CLT 120-123). Dugdale' s Origines iuridicales (CLT k6) is like- 
wise an important study' of legal institutions based on the historical 
method. The cbnnection between this method and constitutional law is 
clearly to be seen in the works of William Prynne (I60O-I669)," an 
historian of extraordinary learning" who wrote both on constitutional 
law (CLT 103) and on common law jurisdiction (CLT 104) , 

Constitutional law was in the Renaissance closely related to 
the criminal law, and the Finding List locates two important works 
in this field. Sir William Stanford's Les Pleas del Coron (ClT 135- 
136) is the earliest treatise specifically devoted to an exposition 
of the principles of the criminal law, and is distinguished by its 
learning as well as by its reliance on the Reports and even the law 
books of the thirteenth century as bases on which to formulate prin- 
ciple. Sir Matthew Hale's Historia Placitorum coronae (CLT 60), 
published after his death, is noted for its authoritative survey of 
a still obscure branch of legal history. 

Of wider importance than their subject matter would appear to 
indicate are the several works on Conveyancingo Just as a knowledge 
of pleading aiffected the substantive law in the courts, the art of 
conveyancing (the art of drawing documents so as best to effect the 
intentions of the parties) had to be consistent with the substantive 
law, and yet could through skilful manipulation create new areas of 
the law. The express intentions of the Statute of Uses . 1535, was 
defeated by the ingenuity of the conveyancer, and led to the method 
whereby realty could be vested in a femme sole, and even in the wife» 
In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries the ifflpoirtance of settled 
landed estates was partly due to the invention of the shifting use, 
or use upon a use, ascribed to the ingenuity of Sir Orlando Bridgman: 
see CLT 12, West's Simboleography (CLT 1^5) is of interest for its 
Tudor material, John Perkins* A profitable book (CLT 96-99) is of 
little authority, being more or less inaccurate in translation, and 
the seventeenth century editions in the Finding List contain an 
accumulation of errors. Only the original French Texts published 
between 1528 and 15^5 are reliable, but no copies of these have yot 
been located. 

Dominating the development of the common law in this peiriod are 
the figures of Sir Edward Coke, and Francis Bacon, Baron Verulam and 

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Viscount Sto Albans, In many ways Coke's work is the siimmation of the 
medieval tradition of the law, while Bacon looks forward to the newer 
generation that found institutional expression in the Great Rebellion, 
Coke's learning and opinions extended over most of the branches of the 
common law. His Reports (CLR I6-I8) have been referred to in that 
section of the Finding List , Of the treatises his Institutes sought to 
éxpoxind and to interpret the law as he understood its apart from the 
Commentary on Littleton , which was his contribution to the advancement of 
the law of real property, the Institutes covered exposition of many 
ancient and other Statutes, (Part II) which was his contribution to cons- 
titutional laws Pleas of the Crown and Criminal Causes (Part III); and 
Jurisdiction of Courts (Part IV) touching the law of procedure in general. 
His The Compleat copy holder made an individual contribution both to 
legal history and to social history by advancing the proposition that 
a cppy holder, holding by the custom of the manor, had a right of action 
on the Court of Common Pleas, Available editions of Coke's works are 
listed at CLT 21-33o In addition to the creation of the myth of the 
common law, these works are important for the creation of an attitude 
towards the medieval law, and a tendency not to look beyond Coke to 
the authorities themselves, especially the Year Books, The Institutes 
were the first systematic account of English law written in English, 
and in his application of reason to the mass of the law as it then 
stood, repudiated claims that uncritically supported the Crowns e.g,, 
John Cowell's The Interpreter (CLT ^'^-JS) that sought to codify the 
law in accordance with the needs of the prerogative. 

Bacon's legal writings are small in comparison to his philo- 
sophical output; but the inductive method that he brought to bear 
on other issues was to exercise influence in the law because of 
the high legal offices he held. His essay Of Judicature better 
than his immediately professional works indicates his outlooks 
the judge's office is .jus dicere , not .jus dare . Unlike Coke, 
Bacon placed his primaiy emphasis on justice, and fairness, even 
in the conduct of the case, and insisted on the profession's main- 
taining of high standard of ethics. Much of his attitude was due 
to his position as Lord Chancellorj asi office that introduces us to 
Equity, the other great branch of English law^ that developed mainly 
from the Renaissance, and received its perfection in the eighteenth 

Even in the middle ages, the common lawyers would invoke 
"conscience" as a basis on which to rectify palpable wrongs of 
the procedural system; but there was no right attaching to this 
and no theory of equitable relief then existed. With the publi- 
cation of Christopher St, German's Dialogues between a Doctor of 
Divinity and a Student of the Common Law ., ca, 1528 in Latin, and 
1530 in English (in part) and 1532 the whole text in English, and 
later reprinted (CLT 117-118) we have a systematic claim for equity. 
In this work it was argued that there existed a philosophical justi- 
fication for equity located in the canon law; that equity was necessary 
to avoid injustice; and that equity derived its principles from "con- 


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Plucknett, Concise History , p. 699<« observes that the 
principles enunciated in Doctor and Student were adopted by 
Lord Ellesraere as the foundation of the Chancery Jurisdiction. 
Certaine Observations Concerning; the Office of the Lord Chan- 
cellor , under his name, (CLT 48) reflect the doctrines that 
he sought to advance. 

The danger of any absolute separation of law and equity 
in this period is seen in the writings of William Lainbard (CLT 
76-81)0 An historian of some note, he was for a time Mastery in 
Chancery, and the author of a nuiriber of works of the common law. 
His Eirenarchas or of the offices of the Justices of Peace was 
long the standard authority on this branch of the law, which 
more than most of the learned treatises above referred to affected 
the daily life of the countiy. 

Other works in the Finding List , often important in 'terras 
of their contribution to specific branches of the law, have been 
omitted from discussiono It ought be clear however that the study 
of the law, and of equity, is indispensable to any understanding 
of English society in the Renaissance. For a study of current 
work, and some guides, the student may turn to R.J. Schoeck, 
"Recent Scolarship in the History of Law," Ren, ^uart . XX (I96?), 


vi) Treatises on English Law 

CLT 1 ASHMOLE, ELIAS (16I7-I692) The Institution, Laws & UT/RB 
ceremonies of the most Noble Order of the Garter. 
[London], printed by J. Macock for Nathaniel Brook, 

[Extensive number of armorial engravings»] 

CLT 2 BACON, FRANCIS (I56I-.I626) A Collection of some Prin- UT/RB 
cipal niles and Maximes of the Common Lawes of England, 
with their Latitutde and Extent o o e 
London, by the Assignes of J. More, to be sold by 
Anne More and Henry Hool,^ I636. 

CLT 3 « ■ „„._-„„_„_„ The elements of McG Law 

the common lawes of England^ branched into a double 
London, John More, 1639» 
2 vols, in 1 

CLT k BAGSHAW, EDWARD (d. 1662) The rights of the crown Osg 

of England as it is established by law. 
London, printed by A.M. for Simon Miller, I66O 
[In English law tracts, Vo 9] 


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CLT 5 BARROW, HENRY The Examinations of H. Barrow, UT/RB 

J. Grenewood and J. Perrie, penned by the prisoners 
themselves before their deathes. [n.p. , n.d. ] 

CLT 6 BEAWES, WYNDHAM (fl, I775) Lex mercatoria; or, a Osg 
complete code of commercial law| being a general 
guide to all men in business . . . 6th ed» by 
Joseph Chitty» 

London, Rivington [and others] 1313» 
Z volso in 1 

CLT 7 [BLOUNT, THOMAS] ( I6I8-I679 ) . Fragmenta antiquitatis; Osg 
antient tenures of land, and jocular customs of some 
manners . , . by T.B, of the Inner Temple. 
London, printed by the assigns of Richa±*d and Edward 
Atkins, for Abel Roper, Tho. Bassett; and Christopher 
Wilkinson, 1679. 

CLT 8 .. .- B£lount], T[nomas]. DNB 

a Law Dictionary, Interpreting difficult or obscure 
words and terms in Common or Statute, Ancient or Modem 
Lawes, 2d. edition, 
London [no. pub.], I69I. 

CLT 9 BRACTON, HENRY D$, (d. 1268). Henrici De Bracton SUNY B/L 
De legibus & consuetudinibus Angliae libri quinq; 
in varios tractatus distincti, ad diuersorum et 
vetustissimorum codicum collationem, ingenti cura, 
nunc primtl typis vulgati, . . 
London, Richard Tottell, I569, 

Another issue, SUNY B/L 

. Another copy S.E. Weir, 


CLT 10 .■ — — — — — Henrici de Bracton Osg 

De legibus et consuetudinibus Angliae libri quinque . . . 
London, printed by M. Flesher & R. Young, assigns of 
J. More, 16^0 o 

_K___=_ .« Another copy» McG Law 

■"^ Another copy, (2<L 

CLT 11 Brevis relatio de Willelmo, nobilissimo comité SUNY B/L 

Nonnannorum, qui s fuit & unde originem duxit &c. 
Ab authore anonyme, temp. Hen, primi, 
London, printed by W. Wilson for J» Starkey, I663. 

CLT 12 BRIDGMAN, SIR ORLANDO (l606? - id?^»-). Conveyances; 0*g 
being select precedents of deeds and instruments 



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CLT 14 

CLT 15 

CLT 16 

CLT 17 

CLT 18 

concerning the most considerable estates in England. 
London, Battersby, I699. 

BRITTON (fl. 1290). Britton. [Royal arms] Cum 
priuilegio Regal j. [Colophon: Imprynted at London 
in Flete strete by me Robert Redman dwellyng in 
saynt Dunstones parysshe at the signe of the George, 
n.d., between 1530-^0.] 

,_« ._ Britton. The 

second edition. Faithfully corrected according to 
divers ancient manuscripts of the same booke. By 

Edra. Wingate, gent. 

London, printed by the assignes of John Moore, lô'K) 

BROOKE, SIR ROBERT (d. 1558) The reading of that 
famous lawyer Sr. Robert Brook, kt. , upon the 
Statute of limitations, 32 H. 8. cap. 2 
London, printed for Hen. Twyford, 16^7. 

BROWHLOW, RICliARD (1553-1638) Brevia judicialia: 
or. An exact collection of approved forms of all :n 
sorts of judiciall writs in the Common bench, as 
well measne process before appearance, as execution 
after judgement, with the several entries thereof 
upon record, with further process awarded thereupon 
.... Collected out of the manuscripts of Richard 
Brownlow, , , 

London, printed for Ch. Adams, John Starkey, and Tho. 
Basset, l662. 

[Pages 173-22^4- and 355-368 omitted in numbering. 

"A Catalogue of law books lately printed, and are 

to be sold by Ch. Adams, Jo. Starkey, and Theo. 

Basset in Fleetstreet." [l] p. at end,.] 

Bound with: 

Thesaurus brevium. Or, A collection of approved 
forms of original and judicial writs . . Collected . 
. . by J.C. London I66I 

3d ed. 



Another copy» 

[BRYDALL, JOHN] Jura coronae; his majesties 
royal rights and prerogatives . , . collected 
out of the body of the mxinicipal laws of England. 
London, printed for George Dawes, l630, 

CALLIS, ROBERT (fl. 163^+). The Reading of that Famous 
and Learned Gentleman, Robert Callis Esq; Sergeant at 
Law, Upon the Statute pf 23 H, 8 Cap, 5 of Sewers: As 
it was delivered by him at Grays-Inn, in August l622 , 
London, printed for William Leak, l6i^7, 

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CLT 19 [CHAMBERLAYNE, E.] Angliae Notitia, or the Present S.E. Weir 
State of England: together with divers reflections London 
upon the antient state thereof. The ninth edition, 
2 parts 
[London] printed by T.N. for J. Martin, I676 "'"? 

CLT 20 CLERKE, FRANCIS (fl. 159^). Praxis supremae curiae Osg 
admiralitatis [by] Francisci Clerks. Prioribus 
omnibus . . . 
London, C. Bathurst, 17^3, 

CLT 21 COKE, SIR EDWARD (1552-163^+) The first part of the PIMS 
Institvtes of the lawes of England: or A Commentary 
upon Littleton, not the name of the author only, but 
of the law itselfe .... The third edition, corrected 

London, printed by M.F.I.H. and R.Y. , assignes of I. 
More, 1633. " ■*• 

Another copy. Addison 

CLT 22 The fourth edition Osg 

London, printed by M.F.I.H. and R.Y,, assignes of I. 

More, 1639. -%. 

Another copy. Osg 

Another Copy, McG L 

CLT 23 The Fifth editon. McG L 

London, for the Company of Stationers, I656. • • 

CLT Zk The eighth edition. UT/RB 

London, for the Society of Stationers, I67O. 

CLT 25 The ninth edition. Osg 

To this edition is added two learned tracts of the 
same author: the first his Reading upon the 27th of 
Edward 1st entitled The Statute of Levying Fines; 
and the second, of Bail and Mainprize. 
London, 168^. 

[Osgoode Hall Library also holds 13th, l4th, 
17th edns.] 

CLT 26 The second part of 

Institutes of the lawes of England. Containing the 
exposition of many ancient, and other statutes; where- 
of you may see the particulars in a table following . . . 
London, printed by M, Flesher, and R. Young, for E.D. , 
R.M., W.L., and D.P., 16^12. 

Another copy McG L 


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of the Insitutes of the. Laws of England . . . 
London, W. Clarke & sons, I8I7. 

CLT 28 .- The third part of the Osg 

Institutes of the Laws of England; concerning high 

treason, and other pleas of the crown, and criminal 


London, W. Clarke and sons, I8I7. 

CLT 29 An Abridgement of OntLegL 

the Lord Coke's Commentary on Littleton: Collected by 
by an unknown author; yet by a late edition pretended 
to be Sir Humphrey Davenports . . , And in this Seco:d 
9 Impression purged from . . , Errors . . . 

London, printed for W. Lee, D. Pakeman and G. Bedell, 


pTo the reader from the printer* dated Nov. Zh^ I65I]. 

CLT 30 A Booke of Entries: Ul'/RB 

containing Perfect and aporoued Presidents ... 
London, for the Societie of Stationers, l6l^. 

CLT 31 A book of entries: Osg 

containing perfect and approved Presidents of Counts, 

Declarations ... 2d. ed. 

London, [Streater and others], I67I. 

CLT 32 The compleate copy- McG L 

holder, wherein is contained a learned discourse of the 
antiquity and nature of manors and copy-holds . . . 
Necessary both for the Lord and Tenant. Together, with 
the form of keeping a Copy-hold Court and Court-Baron. 
London, Walbanck, 164^1-, 

CLT 33 ■ '- Three law tracts: Osg 

I. The compleat copyholder . , . II. A Reading on 27 

Edward the first called Statute De Finibus Levatis 

... III. A treatise on bail and mainprize , . . 

by William Hawkins. The whole published in the English 


London, printed for J. Worall, 1764, 

CLT 3^^ COWELL, JOHN (155^-1611). The interpreter: or book SUNY B/L 
containing the signification of words. Collected 
by John Cowell, 
London, printed by F, Leach, I658. 

CLT 35 The interpreter McG L 

containing the genuine signification of such obscure 
words and terms used either in the common or statute 
lawes of this realm ... 2d. ed. by Tho. Manley. 
London, Atkins, 163^»-. 




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CLT 36 •» ~ — The interpreter Osg 

of words and terms, used either in common or statute 

laws. . . . further augmented and improved ... 

London, printed for W. Battersby, J, Place, A, & J. I7OI. 

CLT 37 The institutes of Addison 

the lawes of England 

London, by Tho. i^oycroft for Jo. Ridley, I65I. 

CLT 38 CRAIG, SIR THCMAS, D. Thomae Cragii de Ricerton Osg 

... Jus feudale, tribus, libris, comprehensum 

• . . reducimtur. 3do ed. 

Edinburgh, T. & W, Ruddimanos, 1732. 

CLT 39 CROMPTON, RICHARD. L'Avthorite et lursdiction des OT/RB 
Covrts ... 

London, by the Assignes of John More, I637. 
STC 6051. 

CLT i+O DALTON, MICHAEL (d. 16^+8?) Country justice, the Osg 

practise of the Justices of the Peace out of their 
' sessions ... 

[London], printed by W. Rawlins, [n.d. ], 

CLT kl ed, Officium Osg 

vicacomitum. The office and authority of sheriffs 

.... Appendix or Supplement, containing a collection 

of the Statutes touching Sheriffs made since Mr. Dalton*s 

writing , , . 

Printed by the assigns of R. Atkins and W. Atkins, I7OO 

CLT 42 A discourse concerning high treason, or the statute of Osg 
25th Edward the third de proditionibus, considered and 
explained. As also a short treatise of misprision of 
treason designed for the instruction of the ignorant 
that they prove not offensive to the supreme power. 
London, printed by T.B. for Richard Mead, I683. 

CLT 43 DOMESDAY BOaC. Dcmesday-Books seu liber censualis Osg 
Willelmi Pidmi regis Angliae, inter archives regni 
in domo capitulari Westmonasterii asservatusj jubente 
rege augustissimo Georgio Tertio praelo mandatus typis, 
[London], [no pub.] 1783» 
2 vols. 

CLT 44 Domesday-Books seu Osg 

libri censualis, Willelmo Primi regis Angliae, Additamenta 
exo codic. antiquiss, Exon' Domesday; Inquisito Eliensis; 
Liber Win ton; Bold on Book. 
[London], [no pub.], 1816. 

CLT 45 -* Domesday-Book: Osg 

seu libri censualis . . . Indices: accessit dis- 
sertatio generalis de ratione hujusce libri, 
[London], [no pub.], 13l6. 

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DUGDALE, SIR WILLIAM (l605-l686) Origines juridiciales? 
or. Historical memorials of the English laws, courts of 
justice, forms of tryal [etc.] ... Also a chronologie 
of the lord chancellors and keepers of the great seal 
[etc.] ... By Sir William Dugdale, Kt. . . , the 3d,ed., 
with additions, 

London, printed for Christopher Wilkinson, Thomas Dring, 
and Charles Harper, I68O. 


Another copy 

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DUNCCSIBE, GILES. Tryals per Pais, or the Law of 
England concerning Juries by Nisi Prius, etc. The 
Second Edition . » . much inlarged, by G.D, 
London, George Dawes, l682„ 

[Precedents containing the forms of challenges 

to the Array, etc.] 

Another copy 


Certaine Observations Concerning the Office of the 
Lord Chancellor, 

London, for Matthew Walbanck, Henry Tx«yford, and 
lohn Place, I65I. 

CLT 49 . — — The speech of 

the Lord Chancellor of England, in the Exchequer 

chamber, touching the post-nati. 

London, printed for the Societie of Stationers, I609. 

« . — „« Another copy. Bound with s Gt. Brito 

Sovereigns, etc, l603-l625 (James I) A declaration 
of the iust causes of his Maiesties proceeding against 
those Ministers who are now in prison, 
London, I606, 

^••Dort of 8ori.* 
CLT 50 An enquiry into the doctrine lately propagated 

concerning attachments of contempt, the alteration 
of records, and the court of star-chamber upon the 
principles of law, and the constitution particularly 
as they relate to prosecutions for libels. With 
notes, references, and observations. By an English 
constitutional crown lawyer. 
London, printed for J. Williams, 17^9 » '* 

CLT 51 [EWER, SAMPSON,]. Doctrina placitandii ou l'art & 
science de bon pleading. Monstrant Ion & en quetix 
cases 0,0 

London, printed by the assigns of R. and E. Atkins, 
for Robert Pawlet, I677. 





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Description del Conimon Leys Dangleterre Solonqve 
les Rviles del Art. 

London, for the Societie of Stationers, I6I3. '^ 
STG 10870 

CLT 53 FITZHERBERT, SIR ANTHONY (1470-1538), La novel SUNY B/L 

Natora Breuium du ludge tresreuerend Monsieur 
Anthony Fitzherbert dernièrement reuieu & corrigée 
per L aucteur, auecques vn Table perfect, Des choses 
notables contenus en ycel, nouelment compose per 
Guilliaulme Rastall, 
London, printed for the Companie of Stationers, I6I6. 

Another copy, TPL 

CLT 5^ The new Natura Carl A. 

Brevium .... Whereunto is added the authorities Stone, 

in Law and some other cases and notes collected by Toronto 

the translator. Newly translated into English, (by 

William Hughes.) 

London, [no. pub.], I652L, 

CLT S5 The new natura Osg 

brevium • . , 8th ed. , , revised , , , by an able 
hand. To which is added a commentary . , , by . , . 
Lord Chief Justice Hale. • • 
[London] printed for H. Lintot, 1755» 

[8th edition has the writs translated into "*- ■ 
English by an able hand, i, e. Serjeant Wilson.] 

CLT 56 FORTESCDE, SIR JOHN (I39if?-l476?) De Laudibus Legum Vic 

Angliae ... Uncat, 

[Latin and English], 

Bound with: 

Radulphi de Hingham ... ed. Selden. 
London, 1.6'. 
STC 11197. 

V London, I6I6 

CLT 57 [FOSTER, SIR MICHAEL] (1689-1763) . A report of some Osg 

proceedings on the (Commission of Oyer and Terminer 
and Gaol Delivery) for the tri«l of the rebels in 
the year 17^ in the county of Surrey. And of other 
Crown cases to which are added discourses upon a few 
branches of the crown law, 
Oxford, Clarendon PreSs, I762. 

CLT 58 FRANCIS, RICHARD. «Maxims of equity; collected from Osg 
and proved by cases, out of the books of the best 
authority, in the High Court of Chancery to which is 
added the cases of the Earl of Coventiy concerning the 
defective execution of powers lately adjudged in the 
High Court of Chancery. 

London, printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling 
(Assigns of E. Sayer, esq.) for Bernard Lintot, I728. 

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CLT 58A GLANVILLE. Tractatus de Legibus et Consuetudinibus DL 
regni Angliae . . . qui n une Imprimitur ... quia 
in pluribus concordat cxm antique libro legum Scotie 
vocato Regiam Majestatem . . . cum diversis manuscrip- 
tis ... examinatis. 
[London, no pub.,] l60^. 

[S(SM 5^0 23 record the existence of two impressions 

of this work in the l604 edition. Regiam Ma.iestatem 

is, as the title page indicates, a reference to the qj.t. 

name by which Glanville became known in Scotland, 

where a much revised version opening with those words 

was influential.] 


CLT 59 HAKEWELL, WILLIAM. The Libertie of the Subject: UT/RB 

Against the Pretended Power of Impositions Main- 
tained by an Argument in Parliament An.° 7 Jacobi 

London, byR.H. , l6kX, 
Wing 210. 

CLT 60 HALE, SIR MATTHEW (l609-lé76). Historia placitorum Osg 
coronae; the history of the pleas of the crown ... 
With notes by Solom Emlyn. 

[London], printed by E and R. Nutt and R. Gosling 
(Assigne of Edward Sayer, Edq. ), 1736. 

CLT 61 Hallifax and its gibbet-law placed in a true light Osg 
• . . .the aiitiquity of its customary law and the 

reasonableness thereof. ... To which are added the 
unparalled'd tragedies committed by Sir John Eland, 
and his grand antagonists. 
London, printed by J. How, for William Bently, I7O8. 

CLT 62 MARGRAVE, FRANCIS. Juridicial arguments and collections. Osg 
London, printisd for G,G. and J. Robinson, 1797-99, 
2 vols. 

CLT 63 HATSELL, JOHN. Precedents of proceedings in the House Osg 
of Commons, with observations, A new edition, with 
additions, [^th ed.]. 
London, printed by Luke Hansaird, 1318. 
k vols. 

CLT 64 HAWKINS, WILLIAM (l673-17'+6) A treatise on the pleas Osg 
of the Crown. 

London, printed by R. Richards and C. Lintot, I762. 
Z books, in 1 vole q, 

CLT 65 HERNE, JOHN (fl. I660) . The pleader: containing SUNY B/L 

perfect presidents and formed of declarati on, pleadings, 
issues, judgments, and proceedings, in all kinds of 
actions, reall, personall, and raixt:, ... As they were 
drawn, entred, and taken in the times of those famous 

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prothonotaries of the Court of comraon pleas, Richard 
Brownlow, Robert Moyle, John Gijlston, Thomas Cory 
esq. Collected and published by John Heme, With 
gxact alphabeticall tables of ail principall matters 
therein contained. 

London, printed for Henry Twyford, Thomas Dring, and 
Timothy Twyford, I657, 

Another copy. QLL 

Concerning the Judicature of the -House of Peers, Stated 
and Argued, And the Case of Thomas Skinner Merchant, 
complaining of the East India CoflÇ)any , • , • 
London, for Richard Chisweli, I669, PIMS 

CLT 67 HORN, ANDREW. The mirrour of justices: written Osg 

originall in the Old French ... to which is added. 
The diversity of Courts and their jurisdiction. Tr. 
into English by W. H. of Gray's Inn. 
[n.p., no pub.] I768. iwnu- 

CLT 68 HUGHES, WILLIAM. The Parson's law, collected out of QLL 
the whole body of the Common Law and some late Reports, 
2d. edition. 
London [no pub,], I663. 

CLT 69 HUTTON, SIR RICHARD, The Young Clark's Guide. QLL 

In four parts l6th edition. 
[London, no pub.] I689, 

CLT 70 JACOB, GILES (1686-17^14). A new law-dictionary con- Osg 
tainiag the interpretation and definition of words and 
terras used in the law, , , . Together with such informa- 
tion relating thereto as explain the history of the law 
• . • 2d. edition. 
[London,] printed by E. and R. Nutt [et al.] 1732, 

CLT 71 [James I, King of Great Britain, I566-I625] A -^ McG L 
declaration of His Majesties royall pleasure, in 
what sort he thinketh fit to enlarge or reserve 
himself in matter of bountie, 
London, I6IO. 

CLT 72: JOHNSON, THCMAS P. Precedents of conveyances. Osg 

[London, no. pub. l682] 

[no title page]. 

CLT 73 KAMES, H^NRY HORNB, LORD (I696-I782) Historical Osg 

law-tracts. 4th edn, « , • 

Edinburgh, printed for T, Cadell, and Bell & Bradfute 
and W. Creech, 1792, 



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KITCHIN, JOHN. Jurisdictions; or, The lawful authority SUNY B/L 
of courts leet, courts baron, court of marshallseys. 
Court of pyfowder, and ancient demesne . . • Heretofore 
writ in French by the methodically learned John Kitchin 
... And now most exactly rendered to more ample advan- 
tage in the English tongue; with a demonstrative table, 
pointing out all matter of consequence, throughout the 
whole work» Whereunto is added the authentick formes 
of all manner of writs, with their severall returned 0«ir 
in English . . . 
London, printed by T. Roycroft for M. Walbanck [etc.], I65I. 

London, M, Walbancke, etc. 1653. 

The 2d. edition. 

LAMBARDE, WILLIAM (1536-1601) Apxaionomia Sive Priscis 
Anglorum Legibus libri, Sermone Anglico vetustate Anti- 
quissimo, aliquot ab hinc seculis conscripti. Nunc demum 
magno lurisperitorum ... Gulielmo Lambardo Interprète 
.... Accessere in hac nostra ultima Editione Leges 
Henrici prirai nunc primum editae, ex manuscripto in Fisco 
Regis habito: Una cum Glossario earum antique ex Manu- 
scripto Codice olim. S. Augustini Dorobomiensis ... 
Canterbury, Roger Daniel, 16^44 [MDCLIIII (sic)]. 

— Archeion; or, a 

discovery upon the high courts of justice in England. 

Composed by William Lombard. . . 

London, printed by E.P. for Henry Seile, l635« 

The Duties of 

Constables, borsholders, ti thing-men, etc. Enlarged in 


London, for the Company of Stationers, l6l9« 

_ . Eirenarcha; or of 

the offices of the lustices of Peace, in foure Bookes 
. . . Now fourthly revised o . <, and enlarged , . . 
London, T, Wight and B. Norton, 1599. 

_ — Eirenarcha or, 

of the offices of the justices of the peace, in foure 
bookes. Revised . . . First collected by William Lambard, 
London, printed for the company of Stationers, l6l^. 







the office of the Justices of Peace 

eight yeere of King James « 

London, for the Companie of Stationers, l6l9 

Eirenarcha, or 
Revised in the 


CLT 82 Leges Inae Regis 

[This title is included in the invoice of 
the Forbes Collection presently being 
acquired by the University of Toronto; it 
Is not listed in Sweet and Maxwell.] 

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CLT 83 Law quibbles; or a treatise of the evasions, tricks 
turns and quibbles commonly used in the possession 
of the law to the prejudice of clients and others 
• • • • ^Q* edft 

London, printed and re-printed in Dublin, by and 
for Samuel Fairbrother, 1724. 

CLT ^ Law quibbles; . . . With abstracts of all the late 

statutes for amending the law relating to attomies 
[etc.] ... to which is now added a second part 
. . a o 4th ed. 

[London], printed by Eo and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling 
(assigns of E. Sayer) , for J. Bettesworth and C, Hitch, 
J. Woyrall, C, Corbett, and R. Wellington, 1736. 

CLT 85 Liber placitando; a book of special pleadings containing 

precedents of pleas in abatement, declarations ... also, 
the forms of entries in writs of error. 
London, printed for J. Place and R. Bas sett, I674. 
[Cited as Thompson's entries.] 

CLT 86 LITTLETON, SIR THOMAS (d. 1481), Littleton's Tenures 
in English. Lately perused and amended. 
London, Thomas Wight, I6OO. 

CLT 87 Another edition 

London, for the Company of Stationers, I616. 

CLT 83 Littleton's tenures 

in English, Lately perused and amended. 

London, printed for the Companie of Stationers, I627. 

CLT 89 Littleton's Tenures, 

in French and English . , , , 
London, G, Sawb ridge, I67I 

— — — — Another copy 









S.E. Weir, 


CLT 90 [MADOX, THCaiAS, (I666-I727)] Formulare Anglicanum; 
... from the Norman Conquest to the end of the 
reign of Henry VIII o 

London, printed for Jacob Tonson and R. Kanplock, 1702. 
[Facsimile. ] 

CLT 91 MANWOOD, JOHN, (d. I6IO) A Treatise of the Lawes of 
the Forest: Wherein is daclared not only those lawes, 
as they are now in force, but also the originall 
and beginning of Forests s . . . Also a Treatise of 
the Pouralle . . . Collected, as well out of the 
Common Lawes and Statutes of this land, and out of 
the Assises of Pickering and Lancaster, by lohn 
Manwood. Whereunto are added the Statutes of 



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CLT 9^ 

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the Forest, a Treatise of the seuerall offices of 
Verderors, Regardors, and Foresters, & the Courts 
of Attachments, Swanimote, & lustice seat of the 
Forest, and certaine principall Cases, ludgeraents, 
and Entries of the Assises of Pickering and Lan- 
caster, neuer heretofore printed for the publique, 
London, printed for the Society of Stationers, I615. 
[First published 1598 under the title: A 
treatise and Discovrse of the Lawes of the 
Forest. The edit» of 1598 has 20 chapters, 
the editions of I615 and I665 have 25, differ- 
ently paged, and with the charter of Canute 
and stai^es relating to thii forest prefixed,] 

Another copy MgG L 

exact and most impartial accompt of the indictment, 
arraignment, trial and judgment (accourding to law) 
of nine and twenty regicides [Oct. 9» l660-Oct. 19, 
1660] . . . Imprimatur: John Berkenhead. 
London, printed for Andrew Crook and Edward Powell, 


[An enlarged edition was published anony- 
mously in 1713 under the title: The indict- 
ment, arraignment, tryal, and judgment, at 
large, of twenty-nine regicides.] 

Another copy Osg 

[NOYE, WILLIAM, (1577-163^)]. A Treatise of the SUNY B/L 

principal grounds and maximes of the lawes of this 

nation . . , Written by that most excellent and 

learned expositor of thfe law, W„N„ of Lincolns-Inn, 

esq. The 2d. ed», with addition, 

London, printed by T.N. for W. Lee [etc], I65I 

[OATES, TITUS] A display of tyranny; or, remarks Osg 

npon the illegal and arbitrary proceedings in the 

courts of Westminster and Guild-Hail, London, 

[1678-88]. »- . 

London, [no pub,] 1689-90. 

2 vols, in 1, 

CLT 95 [PARKER, HENRY] The Case of the Shipmony briefly UT/RB 
discoursed according to the Grounds of Law, Policy, 
and Conscience, 
[London, no pub.] 1640. 

CLT 96 PERKINS, JOHN (d. 15^+5) A profitable book of Osg 

Mr. lohn Perkins , . . treating of the laws of 
England, Tr. out of French into English for the 
befaefit of young students and others , , . 
London, Richard Tottell, 1586. 

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CLT 97 — Another edition. 

London, printed by R.B. for K. Wallbanke, 16^2. 

CLT 98 Another copy. 

CLT 99 ■ — ■ — ' ■ — — Another edition, 

London, printed for Matthew Walbanck, 1657» 

CLT 100 PETYT, SIR WILLIAM. The Antient Right of the o27.] 
Commons of England Asserted . „ , » 
[London] for F, Smith (et. al.) I68O. "^ "^ 

CLT 101 ■ Jus parliament- 

arium; or, the ancient power, jurisdiction, rights, and 
liberties of the most high court of parliament, 
London, printed for John Nourse [and others], 1739* 

CLT 102 The practick part of the law. Shewing the office of 

an attorney in the courts of Kings-bench, Common-pleas, 
and pleas in the Exchequer, and the manner of their 
proceedings in any action , . . in all courts; with 
the exact fees of all officers and ministers of the 
courts. Together with special instructions for the 
sollicitation of any case in Chancery, Exchequer-, 
chamber, Dutchy-chamber .... Carefully revised; 
with an exact table ... 
London, printed for G.S. [I6— ]. 

CLT 103 PRINNE, WILLIAM (I6OO-I669) The Soveraigne Power of 
Parliaments and Kingdomes; Divided into Foure Parts. 
Together with an Appendix ... 
London, for Michael Sparks Senior, 16^3. 

CLT lO'^ .«— — _ Brief animadversions SUNY B/L 

on, amendments of, & additional explanatory records to, 
the fourth part of the institvtes of the lawes of England; 
concerning the jvrisdiction of covrts, compiled by the 
lato famous lawyer Sir Edward Cooke, . » . . with several 
tables therunto . . , By William Prjmne, . . 
London, printed by Thomas Ratcliffe, and Thomas Daniel, 
for A, Crooke, W, Leake, and Roper [etc.] 1669» 

CLT 105 PDLTON, FERDINANDO (I536-I6I8) De Pace Regis et SONY B/L 

Regni, viz. A Treatise declaring which be the 
great and generall Offences of the Realme, and 
the chiefe impediments of the peace of the King 
and the Kingdome, as Treasons, Homicides, and 
Felonies [etc.] . . . Collected out of the Reports 
of the Common Lawes of this Realme, and of the 
Statutes in force, and out of the painefull workes '^■8 
of the Reuerend ludges. Sir Anthonie Fitzherbert, 
Sir Robert Brooke, Sir '''illiam Stanford, Sir lames 
Dyer, Sir Edward Coke, .... by Ferdinando Pvlton, , . 
London, printed for the Corapanie of Stationers, I615. 


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CLT 106 RALEIGH, SIR WALTER (l552?-l6l8) The Perogative of OntLsgL 
Parliaments in England. Proved in a Dialogue .... 
London [no pub, ] 16^0. 

CLT 107 RASTELL, JOHN. The Abbreviation of Statutes. [Lacking OntLegL 
title page. GOLOPHON: tabula libri magni abbreviamenti 
librorum legum anglorum finit felicit impress, londini 
impensis et industria Johanne Rastell anno domini M 
CCCCC xvii die v februarii.] 

[S-SM record two dates for this work, 1519 and I527.] 

CLT 108 RASTELL, WILLIAM (15037-1565) comp. A colleceion of Osg 
of entrees of declarations, barres, [etc.] 
[London, no pub.] I566. 

[Has several pages of manuscript.] 

CLT 109 A Collection of PIMS 

entrees, of declarations, barres, replications, re- 
joinders, issues, verdits, judgements, executions, 
procès, continuances, essoynes & divers other mattersa. 
Newly augiiiented and amended . . . 
London, Richard Totell, 157'+. 

CLT 110 A colleceion of Osg 

entree of declarations, barres [etc.]. The last 

edition carefully corrected ... 

London, printed by John Streater [and others], I67O. 

CLT 111 Les termes de Vic R&R 

la Ley; or, Certaine Difficult and Obscure Words, 
and Termes of the Common Lawes of this Realme ex- 
pounded. Now newly imprinted and much inlarged 
and augmented. 
London, for the Company of Stationers, I629. 

CLT 112 

London, [no pub.] l6kl 

Another edition. 




CLT 112 

Another edition. 

Printed by J. Streater for the Company of Stationers, I659. 


CLT 113 

London [no pub.] 1721. 

Another edition. 


CLT llA- 

[N.B. W. Rastell* s Lear Termes, de la Ley is 
sometimes erroneously ascribed to John Rastell, 
author of Exposicior^s of the termes of the lawes 
of England , edited by Wm. Rastell. 1 

RIDLEY, SIR THCMAS (1550Î-1629) A view of the civile 
ana ecclesiasticall law . . . 3d. ed. by J.G. Mr. Arts* 
Oxford, printed by W. Hall for John Forrest, l662, 
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CLT 117 

CLT 118 

CLT 119 


RUSHWORTH, JOHN (l6l2?-l690) Historical Collections, 
London, 1632-1721. 

RYLEI, GULIELMO (d. I667). Placita parliamentari 
una cum judiciis forensibeis sive sententiis dif- 
finitivis despur latis rognantibus Edwardo Primo & 
Edwardo Secundo Angliae régibus . . , e Rotulis 
regnantibus Edwardo Primo & Edwardo Secundo ex- 
tractorum . « » 
London, H» T.wyfoi*d & Thomae Bring, I66I 

SAINT GERMAN, CHRISTOPHER {1^601-15^) Dialogvs 
de fundamentis legum Angliae et de conscientia. 
Per Christopherum de Sancto Germane communiter 
Seyngerman confectus, cuius mentio est in prin- 
cipio secundi libri Dialogorum inter sacrae 
theologiae doctorem et studentem legum Angliae. 
London, Thom. Wight, l60^. 

Another copy 

edited by W. Muchall. 
London, 1315. 

18th éd.. 

SCOBELL, HENRI. Memorials of the Method and 
Manner of Proceedings in Parliament in passing 
Bills, Together with several Rules and customs, 
which by long and constant practice have obtained 
the Name of Orders of the House .... Gathered 
by H.S.E. C.P. 
London, I67O 

Another copy. 





CLT 120 SELDEN, JOHN (158^-165^). Fleta; seu coramentarius 
juris Anglicani . . . Accedit tractatulus vetus de 
agendi excipiendoque formulis Gallicanas, fet assavoir 
dictus. Subjungitur etiam Joannis Seldeni ad fletara 
dissertatio historica, 
London, Lee, Walbanke and Pakeraan, l6^7« 

CLT 121 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. Collecyed 

from manuscript notes of John Selden, Esq., by Nathaniel 


London, printed from John Starkey, I689. 

2 pt. in 1 vol, '■*'• — ' 


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CLT 122 Titles of honour. Osg 

3cl. ed. [n.p.], printed by E. Tyler and R, Holt for 
John Leigh, I672. 

Another copy, QLL 

Another copy. S.E, Weir, 


CLT 123 Tracts; the Osg 

first entitles, Jani Anglomm faciès altera ren- 
dered into English with large notes thereupon by 
Redman Westcot . , , 
London, printed for Thomas Basset and Richard Chiswell, I683, 

CLT 124 SHEPPARD, WILLIAM (d. I675?) The Court-keepers guide: SUNY B/L 
or, a plaine and familiar treatise, in the keeping of 
law dayes, or courts baron. Wherein is largely and 
plainly opened the jurisdiction of these courts, with 
the learning of manners, cop^iiiolds, rents, harriots 
and other services and advantages belonging unto manners. 
London, printed by James Flesher, for M.M.T.C, and 
Gabriell Bedell, 16^+9. 

CLT 125 A sure Guide for UT/RB 

His Majesties Justices of Peace: Plainly shewing Their 
duty . , , 

London, by John Streater for Henry Twyford , , , and 
Timothy Twyford, I663. 
Wing 3211. 

CLT 126 The tovch- stone of SUNY B/L 

common assurances. Or, a plain and familiar treatise, 
opening the learning of the common assurances or con- 
veyances of the kingdome. By William Sheppard , . , 
London, printed by M,F, for W. Lee, M. Walbancke, 
D. Pakeman, and G, Bedell, 1648, 

CLT 127 SIDNEY, ALGERNON (1622-1682). The arraignment, tryal & Osg 
condemnation of Algernon Sidney for high-treason , , . 
London, printed for Bnj, Tooke, 1684. 

CLT 128 SMITH, SIR THOMAS (1513-77). The common-wealth of Osg 
England, and manner of government thereof , . . 
With new additions to the chiefs courts in England & 
the offices thereof. Also a table added thereto all 
the principall matters contained in this treatise, 
London, printed by James Roberts for Gregorie Seton, I6OI. 

Another copy, with a dedicatory inscription: Osg 

"Sodalibus Ontariensibus juris anglici . ... studiosis 
• , , Fridericus Pollock," 

CLT 129 Newly corrected and DT/RB 


London, William Stansby for lohn Smethwicke, l6l2. 

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CLT 130 With new additions DT/RB 

of the chief Courts in England, and the Offices thereof. 
London, R, Young for J. Smethwick, lé'+O. 

CLT 131 [SOMERS TRACTS] A collection of scarce and valuable Osg 
tracts on the most interesting and entertaining sub- 
jects o . . 2d. ed. revised by Walter Scott. 
London, printed for T. Cadell [et al.], 1809-15. 
13 vols, 

CLT 132 SOMERS, JOHN SOMERS, BARON (l651-l7l6)o The security Osg 
of Englishmen's lives; or the tirust, power, and duty 
of grand juries of England explained according to the 
fundamentals of the English government and the declaration "-"""^S 
of the same made in parliament by many statutes. A new 

London, printed for J. Almon, 1771 o "'^vri 

[In English law tracts, vol. 8,] 

CLT 133 SPELMAlî, SIR HENRY (156^-16^+1). The larger treatise QLL 
concerning Tithes ... 
London, 161^7 

[BMC indicated that this is another copy of "Tithes 
too hot to be touched" with a new t.p« , but without 
the alphabetical tablé, etc. ] 

CLT 13i|' STANFORD, SIR WILLIAM, An exposicion of the kinges UT/RB 
prerogative collected out of the Great Abridgement of 
Justice Fitzherbert and other olde writers of the lawes 
of England. 
London, Richard Totell, 157^. 

CLT 134A Another edition. OT/RB 

London, Richard lot ell, 1577. 

CLT lJi*B ■ — Another edition. 

[See CLT I36]. 

CLT 135 ' — ■ — ■ Les Plees del Coron, UT/RB 

diuisees in plusors titles & comon lieux .... avecques 
un table parfaicted . . . nouuelment men at corrisee. ./. 
London, Richard Totell, 157^^-0 

[Colophon dated 1577=] 

CLT 136 - Les plees del SUNY B/L 

corone ... 

Londini, for the Society of Stationers, I607. 

Bound with s 

An exposition of the Kings prerogative ... Js, 

London, I6O7. [See also 13^B.] 

CLT 137 STAIR, SIR JAMES DALRYMPIE (I6I9-I695) Institutions Osg 
of the law of Scotland . . . Hh. ed, with commentaries 
and a supplement by George Brodie. 
Edinburgh, printed for Thomas Clark, 1326 
3 books in 1 vol. 

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CLT 138 State Tracts, being a collection of several treatises Osg 
relating to the government, privately printed in the 
reign of K, Charles IIo 
London, l689o 

CLT 139 Suramus Angliae seneschall us; or, A survey of the lord QLL 
high«steward of England » » <, particularly the manner 
of arraigning a peer indicated of treason, or felony 
000. Written at their lordships request » o o 
London, I68O0 


Another copy» 


CLT li*-2 

CLT mo SWINBURNE, HENRÏo A brief Treatise of Testaments & PIMS 
Last Wils 000 In which Treatise also are inserted 
divers Statues of this LAND, together with mention of 
Sundry Customs . „ » Newly corrected and Augmented, with 
necessary Tableso 
London, for the Company of Stationers, l6^0o 

CLT l^H TAYLOR, SILAS ( l624==l678 ) , The history of gavel-kind, SUNÏ B/L 
with the etymology thereof s containing also an assertion 
that our English laws are for the most part those that 
were used by the antient Brjrtains, notwithstanding the 
several conquests o » <. By Silas Taylor gent» To which 
is added a short history of William the Conquereorj, 
written in Latin by an anonymous author, in the time of 
Henry the First 000 
London, printed for J» Starkey, l663<. 

Les Termes de la leys See Rastell, William» 

Thompson's Entries? See Liber Placitandi 

TOWNESEND, GEORGE» Tables to most of the printed SUNY B/L 

presidents of pleadings, writs, and retom of writs, 

at the common law. Collected by George Townesend. , o 

London, printed by John Streater, James Flesher, and 

Henry Twyford, assigns of Richard Atkyns, esquires, I6670 

Tractatus de legibus et consuetudinibus regni 

o o o Sees Glanvilleo 

CLT 1^3 A Treatise Concerning the Broken Succession of the OntLegL 
Crown of England? Inculcated about the later end 
of the Reign of Queen Elisabeth o » o 
London, l655o 

[The end note records copy as a mSo 
derived from a popish priest comp- 
rehending what was written by Father 
Parsons the Jesuit and published under 
the name Dolemano J 

CLT Ikk TREMAINE, SIR JOHN (do 169'+) „ Placita coronaes Osg 

or, pleas of the Crown, in matters criminal and 
Civil ,00 Digested and revised by John Rice. 
London, printed by E. and Ro Nutt and Ro Gosling 
(Assigns of E, Sayer, Esq») for To Ward [et al.] 


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CLT li^5 'WEST, WILLIAM (fl. 1568-159^) ..... Simboleography; Osg 
which may be termed the art, or description of instru- 
ments and presidents. Collected by William West, And 
now newly augmented with divers presidents touching 
marchants affaires. 

London, printed by Thomas Wight, 1603» I6OI. 
2 vols, in 1. 

[Title pa.t?e for the second part reads: 
The second part of symbol eography, newly 
corrected and amended, and very much 
enlarged in all the foure seuerall treatises 
• , . . J 

CLT m6 WYNNE, WILLIAM. The life of Sir Leoline Jenkins, Osg 
judge of the High-Court of Admiralty and Prerogative 
Court of Canterbury, etc, , . , 
London, printed for Joseph Downing [etc], 1724, 

CLT 1^7 ZOUCHE, RICHARD (159O-I66I). The jurisdiction of the Osg 
admiralty of England asserted against Sir Edward Coke's 
Articuli Admiralitatis in xxii chapter of his Juris- 
diction of Courts, 

London, printed for Francis Tyton and Thomas Dring, I663. 
[In English law tracts, v, 9] 

vii) Manuscripts 

Professor D,Gi Lochhead, Librarian to Massey College, 
University of Toronto, advises that the Library has 
acquired a collection of legal documents of the six- 
teenth and seventeenth centuries, mainly for illus- 
tration of palaeographical problems. They are uncata- 
logued. At present there are over 100 deeds, convey- 
ances, etc., and it is hoped to add to the collection. 

See also CIR 54, MS of reports in Law French (Report 
of Sir Francis Moore). » 


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Editors: Natalie Z. Davis, Department of History, University of Toronto 

James McConica, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto 
Editorial Assistant: Germaine Warkentin 

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P.D.Hoeniger, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies, and Dept. of English, 

Victoria College, Univ, of Toronto 
Miss Catherine E, Holmes, Dept. of French, St. Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto 
Peter Hiighes, Dept, of English, Victoria College, Univ, of Toronto 
C.Stuart Hunter, Dept. of English, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 
M. P. O.Jenkins, 113 E. Third St., Oswego, N.Y. 13126, U.S.A. 

Miss Alexandra F.Johnston, Dept. of English, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto 
W.McAllister Johnson, Dept. of Fine Art, Univ, of Toronto 

Charles E,Jo8e, Dept. of Romance Languages, McMaster Univ., Hamilton, Ontario 
Sister Mary Klene, St. Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto 
Mrs, R. Kuitunen, Dept, of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 



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JoRoLander, Depto of History, Univ, of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 

Clifford Leech, Dept. of English, University College, Univ. of Toronto 

Alexander M. Leggatt, Dept. of English, Scarhorough College, Univ. of Toronto 

Douglas G. Lochhead, Massey College, Univo of Toronto 

CoCoLove, Dept. of English, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto 

MoHoM.MacKinnon, Office of the Dean, Wellington College, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, Ont. 

Millar MacLure, Dept. of English, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto 

Miss Maria Rika Maniâtes, Faculty of Music, Univ. of Toronto 

J.M.R.Margeson, Dept. of English, Scarborough College, Univ. of Toronto 

P.V.Marinelli, Dept. of English, University College, Univ. of Toronto 

Christopher Marsden, Dept. of Spanish, Carleton Univ., Ottawa, Ontario 

John T. McClelland, Dept. of French, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto 

James McConica, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto 

John C, Meagher, Dept. of English, Sto Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto q^^ 

John R. Meyer, Dept. of Religion, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 

Laurence A. Michel, Dept. of English, State Univ. of N,Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y.l'4-2lA- 

Miss Mary Moeslein, Dept. of English, Sto Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto 

JoH.Molinaro, Dept. of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

Miss Frances K.Montgomery, Dept. of Romance Languages, Univ. of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ont. 

Martin Mueller, Dept. of English, University College, Univ» of Toronto 

Miss Elizabeth Nisson, 162 St. George Street, Toronto, Ontario 

Jeremy Noble, Dept, of Music, State Univ. of N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. 

H.S.Noce, Dept. of Italigin and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

Harvey J. Olnick, Faculty of Music, Univ. of Toronto 

Miss Sybille Pantazzi, ^9 Chestnut Park, Toronto 5» Ontario 

JoH.Parker, Dept. of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

Miss Susanna Peters, Dept. of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

Donald G. Pilgrim, Dept. of History, Glendon College, York Univ., Toronto 12, Ontario 

Brayton Polka, Dept. of History, York University, Toronto 12, Ontario 

John Priestley, Dept. of French Literature, York University, Toronto 12, Ontario 

Allen Pritchard, Dept. of English, University College, Univ, of Toronto 

CEo Rathe, Dept. of French, Victoria College, Univ, of Toronto 

W.Stanford Reid, Dept. of History, Univ, of Guelph,. Guelph, Ontario 

Miss Elizabeth Revell, Dept. of English, Huron College, London, Ontario 

Bodo L.O.Richter, Dept. of Modem Languages, State Univ, of N„Yo at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y, 

Miss Mary E. Rogers, Dept. of History, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 
Elliot Rose, Dept, of History, Univ, of Toronto 
John G. Rowe, Huron College, London, Ontario 

Mrs. Beryl Rowland, Dept. of English, Glendon College, York Univ., Toronto 12, Ont. 
Miss Flora Roy, Dept. of English, Waterloo Lutheran Univ,, Waterloo, Ont. 
Hiss Patricia H. Russell, Dept, of English, New College, Univ. of Toronto" 
Richard J. Schoeck, Dept, of English, St, Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto 
Harry R. Secor, Centre for Reformation and Renaissance Studies and Dept. of French, 

Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto 
James Shiel, Dept. of Classics, University College, Univ, of Toronto 
Ernest Sirluck, Dean, School of Graduate Studies, Univ. of Toronto 
Miss Imogene de Smet, Depta of English, St. Michael's College, Univ. of Toronto 
Mrs. Marian B. Smith, Dept. of English, Brock Univ,, St, Catharines, Ontario 
Mrs. W.R.Smith, the Library, Victoria College, Univ. of Toronto 
Ralph Stanton, Dept, of Mathematics, York Univ, Toronto 12, Ontario 
William Stockdale, Dept. of History, Univ. of Western Ontario, London, Ontario 
Mrs. A. Sudmalis, the Library, Victoria College, Univ, of Toronto 


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Walter Temelini, Dept„ of Modem Languages, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 

Thomas N. Tentler, Dept. of History, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, Mich. 4810^4- 

D. F.S.Thomson, Dept. of Classics, University College, Univ. of Toronto 

Rev. Robert Toupin, Laurentian University, Sudbury, Ontario 

Melvin Tucker, Dept. of History, State Univ. of N.Y. at Buffalo, Buffalo, N.Y. Ii|-21i4- 

M.W.Ukas, Dept, of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

James S. Valone, Dept. of History, Canisius College, Buffalo, N.Y. 1^4-208 

Co van Dongen, Dept. of English, Univ. of Guelph, Guelph, Ontario 

Antonio Vicari, Dept, of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

Mrs. E. P. Vicari, Dept. of English, Scarborough College, Univ. of Toronto 

Colin Visser, Dept. of English, New College, Univ. of Toronto 

E. Von Richthofen, Dept. of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

John A. Walker, Dept. of French, University College, Univ. of Toronto 

Mrs. Germaine Warkentin, 2^ Heathdale Road, Toronto, Ontario 

Andrew Watson, Dept. of Political Economy, Univ. of Toronto 

Mrs. Irma Zaleski, Dept. of Humanities, Glendon College, York Univ., Toronto 12, Ont, 

Miss Olga Zorzi, Dept. of Italian and Hispanic Studies, Univ. of Toronto 

Libraries which receive the Bulletin 

University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta 

Andover-Harvard Theological Library, Cambridge, Mass, 

British Museim, London, England 

National Library of Canada, Ottawa, Ontario 

Centre d'études supérieures de la Renaissance, Tours, France 

Caven Library, Knox College, University of Toronto 

Folger Library, Washington, D.C. 

Massey College Library, University of Toronto 

Mills Memorial Library, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario 

Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto, Ontario 

Douglas Library, Queens University, Kingston, Ontario 

Saint Basil's Seminary, 95 St. Joseph Street, Toronto 

Saint Michael's College, University of Toronto 

Toronto Public Library, Toronto, Ontario 

University of Toronto Library 

School of Library Sciences, University of Toronto 

Trent University, Peterborough, Ontario 

Trinity College, University of Toronto 

E.J.Pratt Library, Victoria University, University of Toronto 

MacPherson Library, University of Victoria, Victoria, B.C, 

University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario 

Waterloo Lutheran University, Waterloo, Ontario 

University of Windsor, Windsor, Ontario 

York University, Toronto, Ontario 

The Library, Huron College, London, Ontario 



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by PoD.Hoeniger, Director 

The Centre recently received a gift of $2,500 from the New York Associates of 
the University of Toronto, for development of its lihraiy. This gift will he mainly 
spent on our project of developing a humanist scholar's and Renaissance gentleman's 
library in replica. an eiivel. 

The Public Lectures by Professor Roland Sainton of Yale University on January 
14-15 on "Erasmus and the Liberal Catholic Reform" and "Erasmus and the Protestant 
Reform" were attended by an enthusiastic audience, which increased from I50 to 300 
for the second lecture. Since then, Professor Sainton has sent us two fat parcels.. ., ,^ „., 
of xeroxes of booklets and offprints dealing with Erasmus and similar subjects, as 
well as a xerox of the unique copy of the poems of Guil» Hermannus of Gouda at the 
Pierpont Morgan Library, which includes Erasmus' second earliest publication (the 
first was his commendation of Gaguin's history, of which the centre has a copy 
dated 1528). Professor Sainton also suggested that we écrite the Schwenkf elder Library 
in Pennsylvania from which we have since received as a gift the 19 volumes of the 
works of the leading anabaptist reformer Johannes Schwenckfeld. 

Ti/o of the Centre's Fellows this year, Germaine Warkentin and Jane Couchman, 
are engaged in research on the books which Montaigne, Sir Philip Sidney and Spenser 
read. This is one part of the preparatory work for our humanist gentleman's library, 
Mrso Warkentin is also preparing a list of Renaissance school-books, while Mrs, 
Couchman is preparing a specialized catalogue of total holdings in Toronto libraries 
by and on Montaigne, Duplessis-Momay and Charron. We already have such catalogues 
on Rabelais, Luther, Calvin, Melanchthon and Sutzer which can be consulted in the 
Centre. Sally Kaplan, another Fellow, is continuing the work of preparing a catalogue 
of all STC books (i.e. English books printed before I6kl) which exist in facsimile 
or reprint. Many of these reprints are not well known by scholars, being hidden away 
in the volumes of the Percy Society or God knows where. When the list becomes 
reasonably complete it should be of great value to scholars in our university which 
happens to be singularly poor in original STC holdings (though of course UTL does 
have the Ann Arbor microfilms). 

With a view primarily to organizing the strategy of our acquisitions policy for 
the next few years, the Centre's Director recently prepared a statement estimating what 
has 80 far been accomplished in developing the Centre's research library. We have 
acquired about 6OOO volumes since 1964 concerning approximately the period 14-50 to 1680, 
of which about 1000 are sixteenth or seventeenth-century books. To become truly use- 
ful, the library will have to reach an initial size of 20-25,000 volumes. The core 
of our library is of course the Erasmus collection, one of the best on the continent. 
We have by now acquired a considerable collection of humanistic editions of classics, 
of which a separate list has been prepared. The bibliographical collection has had 
a good start. In most other areas, the lacunae are still too obvious, though many 
basic texts have been acquired and many books are unavailable elsewhere in Toronto, 
We are especially proud of a small collection of Renaissance mythographers, including 
Natalis Comes, Piccinelli, Ripa, Alciati, Cartari, Hyginus and the like. Apart from 
developing our hiimanistic project, in the next few years there will probably be special 
emphasis on English and French literature and related history and thought, so as to 
satisfy the large numbers of staff and graduate students in these fields. For the 
reformation, we have decided to concentrate on the German-Swiss reformers and all 
German reformers except Luther. Much of the latter material will be acquired in 
microfilm or some other form of photographic reproduction, though we always believe 
that a few original books have special appeal suad educational value. 




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We are greatly concerned by the lack of private book-collectors in Canada, and 
hope soon to offer prizes to encourage the art among undergraduates and graduates. 

We wish to repeat oior appeal to local scholars in the Renaissance or Reformation 
to send us copies of their offprints. Surely a collection of such materials by scholars 
to whom this Bulletin is sent would itself be of real interest. We have made some 
advance with a collection of this kind on Erasmus» We hope shortly to acquire a 
collection of Spenser offprints. As you read this, please drop some into an envelope, 
and send them to F.D.Hoeniger at Victoria College. 


The Editors of the Bulletin are informed by E.M.Beame of the Department of History, 
McMaster University that the following papers have been arranged, at the time of going 
to press (April )f 

"Vergilian Recollections in Italian Renaissance Art", by A. G. McKay (McMaster University) 

"Calvin and the Legal Profession", by W„ Stanford Reid (University of Guelph) 

"The Early High Renaissance Musicians as Stylists", by Rika Maniâtes (University of 

"Spenser and the Renaissance Orpheus", by T.H.Cain (McMaster University) 

copy 'of n 
"Ben Johnson and Machiavelli: Some Shifts in English Political Orientation", by 
Philip London (University of Windsor) 

■"The Italian Humanists on the Sacraments", by Charles Trinkaus (Sarah Lal^^^ence College) 

There will also be an exhibit of the Italian materials available at the McMaster 
Library, arranged by Thomas Cain, whose account of this collection follows in the 
present issue of the Bulletin. In addition, those attending will be entertained by 
a presentation of Machiavelli' s Mandragola» 


The flood of November ^■, 1966 and its disastrous effect on Florentine libraries, 
especially the National Central Library, is well-kno\m. The library reopened on a 
partial basis in the spring of 196?,, offering to readers its excellent reference 
collection, the manuscripts, and the sixteenth-century editions on the shelves of 
the Sala del Rinascimento. These were on the second floor and consequently were 
untouched by the waters. Still unavailable to readers was the stack collection of 
three to four million items and the catalogues housed on the main floor» On January 
8, 1968, the library officially reopened to the public mth the bulk of the collection 
available, and services restored on a limited but satisfactory basis. I was in 
Florence on that date and for a fenf days aften^rard, and would like to report on the 
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First, the catalogues have heen almost completely restoredo The large hand- 
iiTTitten folio volumes of the Palatina and Magliahechiana collections have "been 
replaced "by type-i>rritten cards for the former and Xeroxed handwritten slips for the 
latter» The "author catalogue since 1886" is also restored with the exception of 
part of "G" which was expected to be ready in a few days. In addition, there is 
an unexpected "bonus for the reader. Several of the older small collections which 
had their oivn separate catalogues (for example, the Nencini collection) have "been 
incorporated into the Palatina catalogue» This means that the scholar searching 
for a volume published before the twentieth century need check only three author 
catalogues rather than the four or more of the past» The periodical catalogue and 
the new acquisitions catalogue are also restored, but the subject catalogue is not 
ready» This is regrettable but users will recall that it was recently begun, small, 
and of limited use. The entire catalogue has been placed in new, easy-to-use metal 
trays, and these have been located in the large, well-lighted central lobby. My 
impression is that the catalogue is easier to use than in the past. 

How much of the stack collection is available to readers? According to news- 
paper accounts and the librarians, about two-thirds of the stack collection is avail- 
able. }fy experience in the few days in which I used the library confirms this 
estimate. I obtained about three- fourths of my requests of sixteenth- century editions 
and twentieth-centuiy secondary works. In the catalogue room are posted lists of the 
range of shelf marks of the sections which were flooded. But if in doubt, one should 
request the book and hope for the best. Often it simply depends on how high the 
waters came in a certain area of the stacks. In addition, as anyone who has used 
the older materials in the library remembers, there are many duplicate copies of 
sixteenth- century books in the various collections» The chances are fairly good that 
one can find a copy of a desired title. 

At present the hours of the library are 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. to 6 p.m., 
and on Saturday, 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. The Sale di Consultazione, Sala del Rinascimento, 
and Sala dei Manoscritti are open for this entire period» One may request books 
from the stacks at any time but they are delivered only during the morning hours. 
There is also limited external borrowing» 

The work of restoration of the books and of the bviilding continues. The director 
and his staff, aided by funds and students from all over the world (including the 
University of Toronto) have done a magnificent job in getting the library back into 
operation so soon. But much remains to be done and the library can certainly use 
financial help. Perhaps it is easiest to send contributions directly to the Direttore, 
Dott. Emanuele Casamassima, Biblioteca Nazionale Centrale, Pirenze» 

While in Florence I also visited another flooded library, that of the Facolta 
di Lettere e Filosofia of the Universita dei Studi in the Piazza Brunelleschi. On 
my first, brief visit I fo\and that the entire catalogue is available to the public 
although restoration work on it continues» A few days later I returned and found 
that the Facolta was "occupied" by students who were protesting that the University 
Reform bill proposed by the government was insufficient. Although there were no 
students or professors about (plenty of signs, however), the Fadolta was officially 
occupied and the library remained closed for the rest of my stay in Florence. 

The important thing is that the National Central Library is again fimctioning. 
This is good news for Renaissance scholars. 



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Institute for Research in the Humanities 

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In 1965 McMaster University acquired atout 180 "books, mainly of the Italian 
Renaissance, collected by Aldo Caselli(d. I966), an Italian husinessman and scholar 
who lived in the United States during World War II and taiight for a time at Haverford 
College. Mr.Caselli's concern in assembling these books seems to have been mainly 
bibliophilie, with particular emphasis on the history of printing; thus his collection 
contains many items of interest to the bibliographer and typophile. But the collection 
also has some other areas of strength. In the notes that follow, I have attempted 
to indicate these and mention books relevant to each. 

INCUNABULA (listed by date) -^* ^;^".--ui vzin ni. 

(l am grateful to my wife Emily for assistance with typograhic details.) 

Ovido Metamorphoses . Venice, Jacobus Rubeus, 1^1-7^. (a beautiful lower-case roman 
type almost identical \ Jensen's) 

Aquinas. Quaestiones de duo decimi quodlibet . Venice, Hannibal Poxius and Marinus 
Saracenus, 1^86, (handsome blacktetter; the only book printed by both 
printers together and the first by Saracenus) 

Cicero. Tusculanorum quaestionum libri quinque . Venice, 1^91. (both romans show 
a high standard of style) 

Chieregatus, Lionellus. Oratio in funere Innocent ii VIII , habita Romae in ecclesia 
S. Petri 28 julii lif92. Rome, Stephan Plannck, [after 28 J-uly 1^92]. 
(good blackletter with attractive classic imposition) 

Pulci, etc. Bucoliche elegant! s simamento composte da Bernardo Pulci Florentine et 
da Francesco de Arsochi Senese et da Hieronymo Benivieni Florentine et 
da lacopo Fiorino de Boninsegui Senese. Florence, Antonio Mischomini, 1'4'9^. 
(includes Pulci' s trans, of Virgil's Eclogues ) (a handsome piece of early 
printing! Mischomini' s fonts are almost as beautiful as Jensen's; book 
well designed, especially title-page; attractive primitive initials reversed 
from square blocks iirith floral pattern; a highly sophisticated roman; 
good colophon) 

Savonarola. Proemio di frate Hieronymo da Ferrara dellordine de predicatori nella 
expositione del psalmo Ixxviii. Tradocto in lingua florentine da une sue 
familiare. Florence, Lorenzo Morgiani and Johann Petri, li<-96. (sermon 
preached by Sav. at height of his fame) (a very good Italian reman; Petri 
may be the Basle printer who in 1525 brought out one of the two earliest 
type specimens) 

o Copia diona epistola laquale el révérende padre fra Hieronymo da Ferrara 

dellordine de frati predicatori a madonna Magdalena centessa della Mirandola 
laquale volea intrare in monasterio, [Florence, Lorenzo Morgiana and 
Johann Petri, c. 1^97] (roman) 

_Gregory IX. Decretales . Venice, A.Torresanus, 1^98o (handsome black-letter with 
rubricatien; good page-design; Torresano was Aldus' father-in-law; he get 
all Jensen's material after J' s death in Rome in 1^80) 

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find the sixteenth-century printers Aldus, Giolito, Marcolini, and the Giunti well 
represented, (There are also a few modern hooks of typographical interest, including 
the Bodoni Yirgil and books printed by Maillol») 



Nearly all the books below were written or printed in the l6th century. They 
give a fairly representative view of literary activity in that period. 

Aretino, Pietro. Le lettre . Venice, Navo, 1539 

, La prima parte de ragionament i » Bengodi, Barbagrigia, 1584-, 

, Capricciosi e piacevoli ragionamenti . Cosmopoli, 1660. (contains both 

parts of the Ragionamenti ) 

Ariosto, Lodovico, Gli soppositi . Venice, Zoppino, 1525» (bound with his comedy 
Cassaria ) 

Arlotto, P. Facétie; fabulae: e motti . Venice, Zoppino, 1520 

Barberino, Francesco. Documenti d'amore » Rome, Mascardi, l6i|-0„ (original éd., 
containing a glossary of Bo's characteristic word- forms) 

Bembo, Pietro. Gli Asolani . Venice, Aldus, 1515» (2nd éd., containing B. 's 

letter to Lucrezia Borgia suppressed in most copies of 1st éd., 1505) 

Boccaccio, Giovanni. II decamerone» Florence, Giunta, 152? 

f II decamerone . Florence, i Giunti, 1587» (^th ed.) rence, 

, La geneologia de gli dei de gentili . Venice, Zoppini, 1581 

, Laberinto d'amore . Florence, Giunta, 1525'> (= II Corbaccio ) 

[Bolderi, Gerardo»] L'infelice amore de ..<, Giulia, e Romeo. Venice, Giolito, 1553. 
(influences Bandello's novella and hence, indirectly, Shakespeare) 

Borra, Luigi. L'etmorose rime . Milan, Castiglioni, 15^2. (a Petrarchist) 

BrusantinOj, Vincenzo. Angelica inamorata o Venice, Marcolini, 1553<> (36-canto 
sequel to Or. fur . ) 

Dolce, Lodovico. La Medea, tragedia. Venice, Giolito, 1558 

Castiglione, Baldassare. II libro del cortegiano . Venice, Giolito, 15^^ 

, II libro del cortegiano . Venice, Giolito, 1559 (revised by L.Dolce) 

Dante, Lo'nfemo, e'l purgatorio, e'l paradise. Venice, Aldus [1515 ] 

Delia Casa, Giovanni. Tratto de gli uffici communi tra gli amici superioi et inferior!. 
Milan, Antonio, 1559 

Doni, Anton Francesco. La libraria . Venice, Giolito, 1550 

, La seconda libraria . Venice, 1555» (Doni' s Librarie are an early bibliography 

of contemporary Italian literature and printers) 
, I marmi . Venice, Marcolini, 1552-53" (the work that gives Doni his epithet 

"un socialista del Cinquecento") 

, La Zucca . Venice, Farri, 1591. (a mélange of proverbs, fables, allegories, etc.) 

Pirenzuola, Agnolo. Le rime . Florence, Giunti, 15i(-9 




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[Folengo, Teofilo.] Opus Merlini Cocaii poetae Mantuanl macaroniciun. Amsterdam, 

Someren, 1692. (contains the Bal dus , a 25-book picaresque in macaronics,,,, 
OTitten 1517-52) 

Franco, Nicolo, Dialogo ..., delle Tjellezze ,, Casale di Monferrato, Suidone, 15^2. 
J (a Petrarchist) 

Grazini, Anton Francesco, La gelosia, comediao Florence, i Giunti, 1550 

Groto, Luigi, La Emilia, comedia . Venice, Ziletti, 1579 

Guarini, Battista, II pastor fido, tragicomedia pastorale . Venice, Bonfadino, 1590. 

(1st ed„ of this influential pastoral) 

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Latini, Brunette, II tesoro. Venice, Sessa, 1533 

Macchiavelli, Nicolo. Mandragola . Cesena, Soncino [before 1525] 

, II principe . N.po, 1535« (includes other minor works "by M. ) 

Medici, Lorenzo, Poésie volgari. Venice, Aldus, 155^» — "-^ce 

[Navagero, Andrea.] Andreae Naugerii . . . orationes duae , carmina quae nonnulla. 
Venice, Tacuini, 1530. (contains his epigrams and eclogues) 

Petrarcha, Francesco, Opere volgari . Fanum Caesaris [Rome?], Soncino, 1503» 
(ded. to Cesare Borgia) 

, Le opere volgari . Venice, Soardo, I5II 

, II Petrarcha con I'espositione d'Alessandro Velutello, Venice, Giolito, 1552 

Rosso, Paolo del, Coment sopra la canzone di Guido Cavalcanti . Florence, Sermar- 
telli, 1568. 

Savonarola, Prediche . » . sopra il salmo Quam bonus Israel Deus, predicate in Firenze ... 
in \ino advento, nel lA-93. Venice, Bindoni, 15^^ (25 sermons) 

Speroni, Sperone, I dialogi. Venice, Aldus, 15^2 

Tutti i trionfi ... del tempo del Magnifico Lorenzo de' Medici fino all' anno 1559. 
Cosmopoli, 1750 (2nd ed„ corrected) 

Tasso, Torquato, I Goffredo . Padua [1595?] (title page torn) 

, La Gierusalemme liberata . Genoa, Bartoli, 1590. (engravings by B.Castello, 

notes by S. Gentile and G.Guastarini) 


Cf, list of emblem books in R&RB , II, 3~III, 1. 

Alciati, Andrea, Diverse imprese . Lyons, Rovillio [Rouillé], 15^9» (a selection 
from Alciati) FW.P.Witton bequest] 

Bocchius, Achilles, Symbolicarum gtiaestionum ... libri quinque . Bologna, societatem 
typographiae Bononiensis, 157^ (2nd ed.) 

Pabricii, Principio, Delle allusioni, imprese, et emblemi ... sopra la vita ... di 
Gregorio XIII libri VI. Rome, Grassi, I588. (23I emblems, many relevant 
Imk to the ideal of the Christian prince) 

Schoonhovius, Florentius, Emblemata. Gouda, Burier, I6I8 

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Cellini, Benvenuto, Due trattati , Uno intomo aile otto principali dell'oreficeria. 
L'altro in materia dell 'arte délia scultura. Florence, Panizzii & Péri, 
15680 (let ed„) 

, Vita di Benvenuto Cellini o„<, da lui medesimo scritta. Naples, Martello, 

n„d„ [1728 tut 1st ed.l] 

da Vinci, Leonardo. Trattato délia pittura o.,o ["bound with] I tre libri délia 
pittura , & il trattato délia statua di Leon Battista Alberti. Paris, 
Langlois, 1652. 

(Michelangelo), Esequie de diuino Michelagnolo Bvonarroti celebrate in Firenze dell' 
Accademia de pittori, scultori, & architettori. Florence, Giunti, 1564 

( ), Orazione funerale di M» Benedetto Varchi fatta o»» nell' essequie di 

MichelagnolOo Florence, Giimti, 1564 

( ), Vita di Michelagnolo o„<, dal suo scolere Ascanio Condivi. Florence 

Albizzini, 1746» (2nd ed,) 

Palladio, Andrea, I quattro libri dell'architettura o Venice, Carampello, I6OI 

Serlio, Sebastiano, Architettura [in sei libri divisa]. Venice, Senese & Krugher, 
15660 (sixth book, on rustic gates, interleaved with a 17th-cent„ English 
translation) [WoP.Witton bequest] 

Vasari, Giorgio, Le vita de' piu eccellenti pittori, scultori e architettori ..« 
con I'aggiunto delle vite de' vivi, & de' morti dall'anno 1550 infino al 
1567. Florence, i Giunti, I568 

Vitruvius, I dieci libri dell 'architettura .oo tradutti et commentati da Monsignor 
Barbare o Venice j Marcolini, 1556 


Appianus, P. Cosmographiae introductio cum quibusdam geometriae ac astronomiae princ- 
ipiis. Venice, Bindoni, 1554 

Bertius, P. Orbis terrarum ex mente Pomponii Melae delineatus a P. Bertio. Paris, 

Tavernier, 1628 
Galilei, Galileo, Dialogo ..» sopra i due massimi sistemi del mondo , tolemaico e 

copemicanOo Florence, Landini, 1632 

Fini, Valentino, Fabrica de gl'horologi solari o Venice, Guarisco, 1598 

Ptolemy, La geografia di Claudio Tolomeo Alessandrino ... con l'espositione del 
[Giero] Ruscelli ... et con un discorso di M, Gioseppe Moleto. Venice, 
Ziletti, 1574 

Strauch, Aegidius, Astrognosia synoptice et methodice in usum academicum adomata. 
Wittenberg, Fincellius, 1659 


(books of individual interest, not related by subject to others in the collection) 

Crescentino, Petrus de, Libro della agricoltura. Venice, 1519 

Galilei, Vincentio, Dialogo ... della musica antica, et della moderna . Florence, 
Marescotti, I58I (cf. R&EIB , III, 2, p. 8) 


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Marinello, Giovanni, Gli omamenti delle donne . Venice, Valgrisio, 157^. (manual 
of feminine toilette and preservation of teauty) 

Scappi, Bartolomeo, Opera di ... Scappi. cuoco secreto di Papa Pio quinto. [Venice, 
1570?] (many menus and recipes) 

Vecellio, Cesare, De gli habiti antichi, et moderni di diverse parte del mondo. 
Venice, Zenaro, 1590, (heavily illustrated; includes Asian and African 

Zuchetta, Gio. Battista, Prime parte della arimmetica, Brescia, Sabbio, I6OO 
(on mercantile arithmetic; the only part ever published) 

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by R.J.Schoeck, Natalie Z, Davis, and J.K.McConica, with 
the assistance of William Dean and others. 

Part Three; Section III (National and Customary 
Lav, or Law Common) cont'd», and Section IV 
(Miscellaneous and Comparative Laiir )"^ 

Additional Location Symbols used in Sections III and IV ; 

NZD mfm Toronto, Natalie Z, Davis, microfilm. 

Dent Toronto, Julian Dent. 

Just Library of the Department of Justice, Ottawa 

HLOtt National Library, Ottawa 

HT General Collection, University of Toronto Library (items in Rare Book 

Room are, as before, listed DT/RB). 

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[ MTIONAL AND CUSTOMARY LAW, OR LAW COMMON (cont.) Primary editor: Natalie Z.Davis 


i) Treatises on French jurisprudence, constitutional law, private law and 
legal institutions» 

(a valuable introduction to the work of many of the men listed telow can be 
found in W„F. Church, Constitutional Thought in Sixteenth- Century France [I9A-I], 
and "The Decline of the French Jurists as Political Theorists, 1660-1789." 
French Historical Studies , V [196?], l-40). 

* Thanks to Catherine Holmes for helpful suggestions on the French materials. 

ARGOU, GABRIEL (16^0-1703). Bom in the Vivarais, Argou was a lawyer 
in the Parlement of Paris. 

Fr 1 Institution au droit Francois. Osg 

Paris: Saillant & Nyon, 1771. 10th ed. 2 v. 
[This work first appeared in 1692. Like most works in the 
reign of Louis XIV, it confined itself to the problems of 
private law]„ 

BODIN, JEAN (1530-1596)0 Bom in Angers, Bodin was a dis- 
guished man of letters who \in?ote on the philosophy and 
methods of history, on economics and on witchcraft as well 
as producing the most important work on constitutional law 
\\rritten in l6th c. France, He studied law at Toulouse and 
taught there for a while. After practicing law in Paris, 
he entered the service of the Duke d'Alençon. Finally he 
was made avocat du roi at Laon. 

His Republic of 1576, significant for its development 
of the theory of sovereignty, drew not only from treatises 
on political theory but also on the practice of French law 
and administration. 

¥r Z Les Six Livres de la Republique de I. Bodin Angevin HT/RB 

Paris: Jacques du Puys, 1577« 
Preface, summary, 759ppo + table. 

Dedication to Guy Du Faur, Seigneur de Pibrac, 

Conseiller du Roi, 

Privilege for ten years granted to Du Puys, dated 

August 12, 1576. 

Pr 3 . Les Six Livres de la Republique de I. Bodin UT/RB 

Angevin. „ . Reveué , corrigée & augmentée de nouveau. 
Paris: Jean II de Tournes at Lyon for Jacques du Puys, 1579 
Preface, summary, 739pp. + table 
[Autograph: Hobier, I636] 

Pr k . Les Six Livres de la Republique. Vie 

,1 ^ Paris: Jacques du Puy, I58O. 

I^B' [copy belonged to Egerton Ryerson] 

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Pr 5 • loan. Bodine Andegavensis de republica. 

Ursel (Hessen-Nassau) : Cornelius Sutor for Jonas Rhodius, 
1601. Hh ed. 


Fr 6 

Fr 6i 

The Six Bookes of a Common- veal e, 

^Tritten by loBodin, a famous la^vyer and a man of great 
experience in matters of state. Out of the French and 
Latine copies done into English, hy Richard Knolles. 
London: Printed by Adam Islip for G, Bishop, 1606. 
79^ pp« 

. Another copy 



CHOPIN, RENE (l537-l606). Born near La Flèche, Chopin 
studied at Paris and at the University of Angers, where 
he received his doctorate of laws in 155^« In 1558 he 
began his long career as a laivyer in the Parlement of 
Paris. During the Wars of Religion, he was a politique 
and strong defender of Henri IV. He wrote on French 
constitutional law and an important commentary on the 
customs of Anjou. His works were originally \/ritten and 
published in Latin. 

Fr 7 Trois livres du domaine de la Couronne de France, 
composez en latin par René Choppin, . . et traduicts 
en langage vulgaire sur la dernière impression de l'an 

Paris: Michel Sonnius, 1613. 
XX + 658pp. 

[First appeared in Latin in 157^. A discussion 

of the royal domain, its attributes and inalienability]. 


Fr 8 

Fr 9 

DOMAT, JEAN (I625-I696). Native of Clermond-Ferrand, Jansenist 
and friend of Pascal, Domat was the most important jurist of 
the reign of Louis XIV. He worked as an avocat du roi in the 
Auvergne until 1685, when he moved to Paris to write and 
publish his legal works, considered "epochmaking" by W.F. Church. 
His goal was to reorder all of French law according to 
principles of rationality and Christian morality. 

Les loix civiles dans leur ordre naturel. 
Paris: R. Pépie, 1697 
3 vols. 

. Les Loix Civiles dans leur ordre naturel. 

Le droit public et Legum Delectus. Par M. Domat. . . Nouvelle 
Edition. Revue ... par M. de Hericorut. 
Paris: Onfory, 1757 







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DUMOULIN, CHARLES., See Rom k2 for tiographical details 
and his Opera . Vol, III of the Opera is devoted to Jus 
gallicum . In addition to works on customary lav, it contains 
DiiMoulin's treatise De la Monarchie des François, his 
treatise on the Parlement de Paris and its practice, and 
his important work on Contracts of Interest, Usury and 
Rents, where he gave a straight for\<rard defense of the 
taking of simple interest. 

GRIMAUDET, FRANCOIS (152O? - I58O), Born in Angers, 
Grimaudet was Conseiller in the Présidial of Angers, 
then avocat du roi at Angers and finally avocat for the 
Duke of Anjou and his maître des reqêtes . As a deputy 
to the Estates of Angers in I56O, he gave a well-knoi\m 
Remonstrance on the abuses of the church, which demanded 
the participation of laymen in church organization and 
lay supervision over the reform of the clergy. He ^irrote 
works on French canon law, in which he continued to show 
himself hostile to ecclesiastical pretensions, and on 
tithes. He also wrote treatises on the laws of property 
and inheritance, on usury, on minors, customary law, and 
De la puissance royalle et sacerdotale (l579)» A first 
edition of his collected works appeared in I569. 

Fr 10 Oeuvres. McG Law 

Paris, 1623 

HOTMAN, FRANCOIS. See Rom i+5 for biographical details. 
Some of the treatises in the Opera have material on 
French public and private law, such as the De Feudis and 
the Antitribonian , where he proposed the codifying of 
French law, 

Pr 11 Franc. Hotomani lurisconsulti, Francogallia. UT/fes 

Geneva: Jacques Stoer, 1$73 

preface + 1?^ t)po + index. 

Dedication to Frederick, Count Palatine, 12 Kalends 
September, .1$73« [The first edition of Hotman's 
famous work on the origin of the French constitution. 
Though its theory of an original "contract" between 
monarch and people was to support Huguenot resistance 
theory in the wake of the Saint Bartholomew's Day 
Massacres, the work was begun, as Ralph Giesey has 
sho-jim, before the massacres as part of Hotman's long- 
range aim to understand the fimdamental laws of 
of France]. 

LA ROCHE- FLAVIN, BERNARD (d, 162?). Bom in Saint- femin 
in Rovergue. Conseiller du roi, conseiller in the Parlement 
of Toulouse and of Paris, and then in I58I first president of 
the Chambre des requêtes in the Parlement- of Toulouse. 

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L2 'Treize livres de Parlemens de France esquels U/TRB 

est amplement traicté de leur origine et institution, et 

des Presidents, Conseillers, Gens du Roy, Greffiers, 

Secretaires, Huissiers et autres officers. 

Geneva: Mathieu Berjon, 1621 

Dedic, tatle +1216 pp. 

Dedication to Louis de La Valette, Archtishop of 
Toulouse [Autograph: Ex libris justi Nugae. First 
edition of this work was Toulouse, 161?, For some 
reason it was condemned in that year by a decree of 
the Parlement of Toulouse. La Roche-Flavin saw the 
Parlements as providing some check on royal 
authority since their officers were not removable 

at will]. 

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LE CAROÏÏ, LOUIS alias CHAROHBAS. See biographical note under Roman 
law treatises. Gallican, politique and monarchist, Le Caron \in:ote 
on French judicial institutions and the relation of the monarchy 
to civil and customary law. 

L3 Responses et decisions du droict françois . . , McG Law 

Rev., corr. et aug. . . 
Paris, 1637. 
k8 + 660 + 50. 

LOYSEAU, CHARLES (1566-I627). Son of the jurist René, Loyseau 
was bom in Nogent-le-Roi. He became royal bailiff at 
Chateaudun. He was the author of major works on French public 
and private law. 

L^ Cinq Livres du Droict des Offices par Charles Dent 

Loyseau, i'ari si en. 

Paris: Widow of Abel I'Angelier, 1613- 
Dedic. + 762 ppo -+ table. 
*^-" "- Dedication from Loyseau to Nicolas Brulard, 

Chancellor of France in which C. Loyseau 
stresses the importance of public law and 

comments that it was little treated in 

Roman law, partly because offices were 

revocable at the will of the Emperor. In 

France, in contrast, they are purchasable and 

hereditary. [Autograph : M. St. Martin, 

advt gradée N 39] 

15 . Traite des Ordres et Simples Dignitez Dent 

par Charles Loyseau, Pari sien. 

Paris: Widow of Abel I'Angelier, I613. 

172 pp. + table. 

[Bound with Cinq Livres du Droict des Offices] 


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MASUER, JEAN or LE MSUYER» (d„ l-^-SO), Bom in Riom, 
nephew of Pierre Masuer, Professor of Law at Orleans ,c^ 
and Bishop of Arras « Jean became a la^^er in the 
Sénéchaussée of Bourbonnais. 


Masuerii lursconsulti Galli practica forensis, UT/RB 

castigatius quam ante hac édita et novis additionibus 
siommariisque aucta et locupletata, ac indice ... 

illustrata. ', .c. ilik 

Huic adiectusest libellus De Exceptionibus in utroque 
Paris: Jean David for Jean Roigny, l^^■^. 
index + 508 pp. + index. •'; " 

[A practical legal manual which had several editions 
in the l6th century, including a translation into French. 
Masuer united the customs of Auvergne and the Boubonnais 
in a work strongly impregnated with Roman law. 
Autograph: Ex libris antonii Vialary]. 

PASQUIER, ETIENNE (l529-l6l5)o Of a Parisian family, 
Pasquier studied law with Hotman and Baudoin, with Cujas 
at Toulouse and with Alciato and Sozzini in Italy. 
He became part of the Parlement of Paris in 15^9. 
Humanist, historian, friend of many important literary 
figures during his long life, Pasquier is best kno\m for 
his Recherches de la France, which combined genuine 
scholarship with the historical insights of the mo s 
gallicus . 

Les recherches de la France. UT 

Paris; I. Petit Pas, 1621, 

[A first edition of this work appeared in Paris in I56O, 
though Pasquier added to it throughout his life. It includes 
material on the history of French law and legal institutions, 
and the teaching of law in France.] 

, Another edition. McG Law 

Paris: Quinet, 1633. 
1019 pp. 

ROBERT, ANNE (1572-C.I6I9). 

Annaei Roberti Aurelii reriim judicatatrum libri IIII McG Law 

Paris» Buon, I6II0 
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TIRAQUEAU, AKDRE (l'!+88-1558) o Bom at Fontenay-le-Comte, 
Tiraqueau, a humanist and friend of Rabelais, vas a royal 
officer in his home to;vn and then conseiller in the 
Parlement of Paris» He -iirrote on the laws of marriage, and 
an important treatise on nobility and the lav of primo- 
geniture as well as the treatises listed below. 

De iure constitui possessorii Tractatus» , \^^ Vic R&R 

Primum editus anno 15^9? nunc autem ap ipso authore 
castigatus & auctus» 
Paris: Jacques Kerver, 1553» 

Dedication of Tiraqueau to the Cardinal de Guise o 

Privilege to Kerver for four years, dated Jan, - .^,. 

17, 1552/53» 

o De Poenis Legum ac consuetudiniMi, Vic R&R 

Btatutorumque, temperandis, aut etiam remittendis, 

Venice: Francesco Lorenzino, I56O (colophon: Aug, 1^^, 1559). 

Dedication of Tiraqueau' s son André to the Sire 

Seguier, President of the Parlement of Paris. 

ii) Law of the Gallician Church , 

Works and collections relevajit to this subject are listed in the 
Canon Law section (Vol, IV, No, l). See the following names 
in the section on Commentators (p„ 21 ff,) 



See also the Oeuvres of François Grimaudet, Fr 10. 

or hie 

111; French Customary Law, 

The redaction of French customary law was first ordered by the king 
in Ik^k and publications had appeared for most parts of France by the 
end of the l6th century. The customs of each area were "discovered" at 
a meeting of the three estates of the province and then written down and 
published with commentaries. While "old-fashioned" jurists like Barthélémy 
de Chasseneuz and Guy Coquille believe that such editions should simply 
record the actual customary law of the people, jurists like Charles 
Dumoulin worked toward its unification and rationalization. Supporters 
of monarchial power believed the king stood above. the customary law and 
could change it as required. The works below are only a small fraction 
of the many editions of customary law produced in France in the l6th 
and 17th centuries. 

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COQUILLE, GUY (l523-l603)o Bom in the Nivernais, Coquille studied 
law at Padua under Mariano Sozzini, and at the University of Orléans. 
After a brief career in the Parlement de Paris, he returned to Nevers, 
where he was active in provincial administration, helped prepare 
cahiers for meetings of the Estates-General, and "became Procureur 
General for the feudal Duchy of Nevers. As W.F. Church has shoim. he 
was an outstanding defender of monarchy limited "by customary law, 
haronial rights and the Estates-General. He ■jcrote on the customary 
law of the Nivernais, on the Estates-General among other subjects. 
None of his legal works were published during his lifetime. 

Fr 21 Conference des costumes de France, reduittes en Just 

epitomes selon tiltres du droit, 
Paris: Cardin Besogne, 16^2» 

DUMOULIN, CHARLES, During his life time, Dumoulin -i^nrote an important 
commentary on the customs of Paris and other commentaries on the 
customary law of many parts of France. The latter was first published 
under the title of Grand Coustumier general, contenant toutes les 
coustumes generalles et particulières du royaume de France et des 
Gaulles . His commentaries on these customs, on those of Paris and 
those of the Bourbonnais are reprinted without the laws in vol. Ill 
of his Opera (see Rom ^2). Also reprinted there, is a speech urging 
the unification of the customs of France. 

LOISEL, ANTOINE (1536-I6I7), Born in Beauvais, Loisel was a student 
of Ramus and friend and student of the humanist la^ir^rer Cujas and the 
Gallican and politique Pithou, He became a laivyer in the Parlement 
de Paris, did legal work for Catherine de Medici and the Duke of 
Anjou and finally was royal la'ivyer in Guyenne and Limoges. In his 
important work on customary law listed below, Loisel took a position 
very different from Coquille, He thought the customs could be 
modified as the king saw fit. The first maxim of his Institutes was 
"%ii veut le Roy, si veut la loy," 

Institutes Coustumieres ou Manuel de plusieurs et UT/RB 

et diverses Regies Sentences et Proverbes, tant anciens 
que modernes, du droict Coustumier et plus ordinaire de 
la France, Par M, ANTOINE LOISEL Advocat en Parlement, 
Avec les notes et observations de M, PAUL CHALLINE aussi 
Advocat en Parlement. . . et une infinite de notes de 

Paris: Michel Bobin and Nicolas Le Gras, 1665. 
dedications + 380 pp. 

Dedication of Paul Challine to Monseigneur Talon, 

conseiller du roi, [Loisel 's work was first 

published in 1607; Challine' s edition first 

appeared in Paris in 1657]» 

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2. An.jou 

Fr 23 Coustumes du Pays et Duché d'Anjou, conferees avec PIMS 

les coustumes voisines . . , Avec le commentaire de 
M® GABRIEL DU PINEAU. . , Auquel il a joint les notes 
Paris; Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1725. 
2 vols. 

3. Normandy 

jFr 2k La Coustume Reformée de Normandie. , . ed M.Berault UT 

Rouen, I66O 

[The editor & commentator here vas Josias Berault, d. 1633, 
la^^er in the Parlement of Rouen] 

Pr 25 La coutume reformée du pais et du duché de Normandie. Osg 

Commentée par M® HENRY BASNAGE. 

2 nouvelle ed. 

2 vols. 

Rouen: Widow of Antoine Maurry, 169^. 

[This important commentary hy the Protestant jurist 

Basnage (1615-I695) first appeared in Rouen in 1678-81] 

Pr 25a . Another copy Lib. Pari, 


k, Paris 

Fr 26 Coustume de la prevosté et vicomte de Paris, Osg 

commentée par feu Maistre JULIEN BRODEAU. 
2e ed. . . 

Paris: Jean Guignard, I669. 
2 vols. 

[Brodeau who died in 1653, had been a la^vyer in the Parlement 
of Paris and was the author of a life of Charles DuMoulin. The 
first edition of his commentary appeared in Paris, in I658.] 

Fr 26a . Another copy, Vol. II only Lib, Pari. 



5. Vermandois 

Pr 27 Le coutumier de Vermandois, contenant les commentaires PIMS 
de BURIDAN et DE LA PONS. . . 
Paris: 1728. 

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iv) Royal Edicts and Decrees of the Parlement of Paris . 

'' The publication of royal ordinances and decrees of the Parlement of 
Paris, whose decisions served to interpret the royal will, seems to have 
developed a little more slowly in Prance than in England. While the 
Tudors had specific printers who did their proclamations and publicity 
from the late fifteenth century, in Prance such work was done sometimes by 
the King's Printer, and sometimes by a private printer who had used his 
influence to obtain the privilege. Only in the years 1559-61 was such 
printing explicitly defined as one of the functions of the Royal Printer, 

At first printed ordinances and decrees were used mostly by lai^ryers 
and administrators; but by I56O there was enough concern about the state 
of the law that the cahier of the Nobles at the Est at es- General of Orleans 
demanded that all laws henceforth be printed. In the last half of the 
sixteenth century, jurists like Rebuffi, Fontanon and Brisson prepared 
unofficial collections of ordinances and decrees for the convenience 
of the legal profession. 

A certain amount of government printing was also done locally (see 
Fr 31). This was not merely because Royal Printers were appointed in 
centers like Lyon as well as in Paris, but also because proclamations 
were made by officers of Sénéchaussée and Bailliages and by to-i«i councils. 
By the mid- sixteenth century, city ordinances were not only cried by the 
to\«i crier but often printed and posted. 

The University of Toronto Library has over 75 items that fall into the 
category of royal edicts and decrees of Parlements, many of them acquired 
with the Will Collection on the Huguenots. This listing is confined to 
individual edicts and decrees printed up to I6IO, collections made in the 
16th and 17th centuries, and several items submitted by the Law School of 
McGill University. The bulk of the Toronto holdings fall in the 17th 
century. The items are listed chronologically by the date of the edition. 

1. Edicts and Decrees 

Edict du Roy sur les mariages clandestins des enfans de UT/rb 
famille faictz sans le vouloir & consentement de leurs pères and 

Paris: 1556. 
15 pp. 

Mandement du Roy au prevost de Paris, par lequel est UT/RB 
défendu à tous prelatz quelzconques de ne laisser prescher 
aucuns es lieux subiectz à luers benefices, sans leur congé» . . 
Paris: Jean Dallier, 1559 o 

7 pp. 

Arrest de la Court de Parlement sur la residence McG Law 

personelle des Archevesques et Evesques, sur leurs benefices, 
selon 1' edict du Roy, faict sur ladicte residence. 
Pariss Jean Bonsfons, I56O. 

8 pp. 




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Fr 31 Lettres patentes. . . du Roy, par lesquelles il i *•-' » UT/RB 
baille bonne & loyalle seurete. <> . à toutes personnes ^ 
que se vouldront trouver à l'assemblée generalle qui se 
fera a Poissy, pour le facict de la religion. . . ^ '■^^' 

Rouen: M. le Mesgissier for the Bailliage de Rouen, I56I. "^ 
8 pp. 

Fr 32 [Letters patent appointing Troilus de Mesgouez, UT/RB 

Marquis de La Roche, chamberlain in the court of 
Charles IX, October 21, I563.] 
Mss. on vellum. 

Fr 33 Arrest de la Court de Parlement contre Oaspart de UT/RB 

Colligny, qui fut admirai de France. Mis en huict langues, 
à sçavoir, françois, latin, italien, espagnol, allemant, 

flament, anglois & escoçois. — f- ^■-■'■'-'' 

Paris: Jean Dallier, 1$69. 
6k pp. 

Fr Jk Edict du Roy sur la pacification des troubles de UT/RB 

ce royaume. 

Paris: Féderic Morel, 1576. 
39 pp. 

Fr 35 Lettres de revocation des deux decymes extraordinaires UT/RB 
que le Roy vouloit estre imposées. . . ceste présente année 
1583 sur le clergé de France... 
No place, no date [1583?]. 
8 pp. 

Fr 36 Edict du roy de France sur la reunion de ses UT/RB 

subiects à l'Eglise catholique, apostolique & romaine. 
Douai: Jean Bogart, 1585. ^*^' ^■**' 

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Fr 37 Arrest de la Cour de Parlement contre lean Chastel, UT/RB 

escolier estudian au College des lesuistes, pour le paricide 
par luy attenté sur la personne du roy. 
Montauban: D. Haultin, 1595* 
7 pp. Jurlftt 

2. Collections a** "i --o 

Les Edicts et ordonnances des Roys de France UT/RB 

depuis S.Loys iusques a present. . . par ANTOINE FONTANON, 
Advocat en la Cour de Parlement de Paris: Et par luy 
augmentées de plusieurs belles Ordonnances, anciennes et 
nouvelles, reduictes en leiir vray ordre .-"■"i»'''» ' ^ vrent 
Paris: Jacques du Puys, I58O. 
k vols, bound in two. 

Dedication of Fontanon to M. Marion, advocat en Parlement, 
dated Paris, April 30, I58O. A few years before, he had 
made a study of Roman law and of an old manuscript of 
Azo's commentary given him by the late Professor Le 


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Conte of the University of Bourges (see Rom 12, 13, 18, 
23, 2^4- )o Then when he turned to "our o^m lavs", he 
found them in such confusion that he decided as a public 
service to arrange them in order "by categories and add new 
ordinances never before included in collections. [The 
first edition of Fontanon's important collection, which 
had enlarged editions in the next years. Stamp of o'timer: 
Kd Spalikowski] 

BELLOY, PIERRE DE (15-^0-0. 1596). Jurist and royalist, 

defender of the legitimacy of Henri IV' s claim to the ' ''*"' 

throne against the claims of the League. Councillor and 

maitre des requêtes for the sister of Henri IV, 

Pr 39 Conference des edicts de pacification des troubles Vic R&R 
esmeus au royaume de France, pour le fraict de la 
religion. . . 
Paris: Pierre L'Huillier and lamet Mettayer, 1600 

Fr ko . Recueil des Edicts de Pacification, UT/RB 

Ordonnances et declarations faites pr les Roys de 
France, sur les moyens plus propres pour appraiser 
les . . seditions survenues pour le faict de la 
Religion. ,„ Depuis l'année mil cinq senx soixante et 
un. . . 

No place, 1612. 

CHENU, JEAN (L559-1627). La^vyer, jurist and historian. 
Author of a description of his home to\m of Bourges. 

Fr kl Cent notables et singulières questions de droict McG Law 

décidées par arrests mémorables des cours souveraines de 
Paris, 1603. 
16 + 621 + 16 pp. ■* '-' •' 

PAPON, JEAN (1505-1590)0 Sieur de Coutelas in the Forez. Jurist 

and provincial humanist, he became maître des requêtes for '^ 

Catherine de Médici and lieutenant gênerai in the Bailliage de 

Forezo He wrote a commentary of Arrets on the customs of the 

Bourbonnais, as well as preparing this collection. 

Fr ^2 Recueil d' arrests notables des cours souveraines McG Law 

de France, ordonnez par titres en vingt-quatre livres. 
Parisî 1607. 

[This work was first published in Lyon in 1556. It went 
through many subsequent editions]. 

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Recueil de sentences, rendues par les iuges de la TJT/RB 

douane de Lyon, en execution des edicts & lettres 
patentes données par les Roys. . . sur le fait de ladite 
Lyons: A.Jullieron, I66I. 

[Decisions of the special commercial tribunal 
established at Lyon"!. 


Pr ^■^' Capitularia Regum Francorum ,„. STEPHAMS BALUZIUS PIMS 

Tutelensis. . . collegit» 
Paris: François Muguet, 1677. 
2 vols. 

[Capitularies from Childebert to Louis II], 

Fr ^5 Recueil d'Edits, Declarations et Arrests tant du UT/RB 

Conseil que du Parlement, Rendus au sujet de sujet de 
Ceux de la Religion Prétendue Reformée. — -- 
No place, 1682 

[Edicts and decrees from 1675-1681. The work is 
preceded by a sarcastic letter from "un avocat à vtn Président" 
containing an attack on Louis XIV' s policy toward the 

Also see Recueil des Traitez de Paix, Misc. 25. 

v) Pleas 

After 1535» all pleading in French courts was carried on in 
French. Ultimately this was to give great scope to vernacular eloquence 
in France (unlike the situation in England, where pleading continued 
in Law French). As Catherine Holmes has shoim, the pleas of out- 
standing la^^ryers in the 17th century were of interest to the public 
and there was competition between layers and preachers to see who 
could put on the best performance. 

Pr k6 Plaidoyez pour la Reformation de l'Imprimerie, NZD mfm 

No Place [Paris], no date [I571]. 

[Two pleas to the Parlement of Paris, one from the 
booksellers and printers of Paris, the other from the 
University of Paris against an appeal of the printers' 
journeymen of Paris and Lyons]. ' - . _:c--. . ■.. . 


Rr k7 Remonstrances, & Mémoires, pour les Compagnons NZD mfm 

Imprimeurs, de Paris & Lyon: Opposans. 
No T)lace [Lyon?], no date [1572]. 

[A plea of the printers' journeymen of Paris and 
Lyons against their masters and publishers]. 



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AMAULB, ANTOINE (l560-l6l9)o La^vyer in the Parlement of Paris, 
and father of the celebrated Jansenist philosopher. Celebrated 
for his legal eloquence in his day, he was a strong defender of 
Henri IV during the wars of the League and after. 

Fr A-8 Plaidoye de M. ANTOINE ARNAULD advocat en UT/RB 

Parlement et cy devant Conseiller & Procure\ir general affaii».-c 
de la defuncte Roine mere des Rois, Pour l'Université 
de Paris, demanderesse. Contre les lesuites défendeurs 

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Paris: Mamert Pâtisson, 159^« 

expilly, CLAUDE (I56I- 1636)0 Bom in Voiron in Dauphiné. 
Expilly studied at the Jesuit Collège de Toumon, the 
Universities of Paris, Turin and Padua. He studied laA^r 
under Cujas at Bourges. He became a la^vyer in the 
Parlement of Grenoble in 1582 and spent most of the rest 
of his professional career there. He was made President 
of the Parlement of Grenoble in I6I6. 

Pr A-9 Plaidoyez de CLAUDE EXPILLY . o , ensemble plusieurs McGLaw 
Arrests et Reiglemens notables ... du Parlement [de 
5e ed. 
Lyon: Rigaud, 16 31. 

[This first appeared in 1612_, 

vi) Other French Materials 

Fr 50 Journal, contenant tout ce qui s'est faict et UT/EIB 

passé en la covoc de Parlement de Paris, toutes les 
Chambres, Assemblées, sur le suiet des affaires du 
temps present. ,"• 

Paris: Gervais Alliot and Jacques Langlois, I652. 

Journal of events in the Parlement from May 13, I5A-8 
to April, 16^9 1 that is diiring the Fronde parlementaire. 
[Autograph: Mattheus Greynall]. 



The library of the University of British Columbia has over the past 
few years acquired a number of titles relevant to the history of law, 
jiirisprudence and legal-political thought in early modem France. Incl- 
uded are some thirty provincial law coutumiers, one printed in the sixteenth 
century, the rest in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, and a nimiber 
of published collections of arrêt s of the Parlements of France. The 
Parlements represented are those of Paris, Toulouse, Burgundy, Brittany, 
Provence and Dauphiné, These, too, date from the seventeenth and 
eighteenth centuries. 


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The library- also has the following works of French jurists and 
\\rriters on French legal institutions: 

CHOPIN, RENE, Oeuvres , Paris 1662, 1663» 

COQUILLE, GUY, Oeuvres , Bordeaux, 1703, 

CUJAS. JACQUES, Opera Omnia, Paris, 1658. 

DONEAU, HUGHES, Opera Omnia , Lucca, 1762-70, 

DU HAILLAN, BERNARD DE GIRARD, De 1' estât et succez des affaires de 

France , Paris, 1580„ 
DU "MOULIN, CHARLES, Opera Omnia, Paris, 1681 
FAUCHET, CLAUDE, Origines des dignitez et magistrats de France h ound with 

Origines des Chevaliers, Paris, 1600, 
LA ROCHE-FLAVIN, BERNARD DE, Treize livres des Parlemens de France , 

Geneva, 1621, 
LOYSEAU, CHARLES, Oeuvres, Lyon, 1701, 
PASQUIER, ETIENNE, Oeuvres , Amsterdam, 1723. 




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Department of History- 
University of British Columbia 

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CONRING, HERMANN (I6O6-I68I), Bom in Norden in Eastern Frisia, 
Conring iras 17th c« savant with typically diverse interests. He 
studied Greek, history, theology and medicine at Leyden, He taught 
hoth natural philosophy and medicine at the Academy of Julia in 
Helmstadt, Christina of Sweden and Louis XIV wished to patronize 
him, hut he remained loyal to his first patron the Duke of Brunswick. 
His knowledge of jurisprudence was so respected that he was asked to 
arbitrate disputes among European princes. He i^rrote on many subjects 
and his work on German public law is considered original and important. 

Germ 1 Opera UT 

Brunwick: F,W,Meyer, 1730, 
6 vols. 

Vols, I- II are Varia Scripta ad Historiam Prudent iam Civilem 
lus Publicum Imperii Romano- Germanic i. Volume VI includes the De 
Origine luris Germanici, [The De Origine first appeared in 16^3« 
According to Guido Kisch, Conring here followed the views of 
François Hotman regarding the need to codify German law, Conring 
quoted approvingly Aristotle's view that as little scope as possible 
should be allowed to the decision of judges,] 

COTHMANN, ERNST (l557-l62'+)„ Bom in Lemgo in Westphalia, Cothman 
studied at Helmstadt and Marburg, He became a Professor of Law at 
Rostock and also part of the administration of the House of Mecklenburg- 
Gustrow, In addition to his Responsa, he also published an edition 
of a commentaiy on Justinian's Code, 

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Germ 2 Responsonjm Juris seu Consiliorum ac Consultationum ... UT 
Volumina sex. 
Frankfort: Joachim Wild, 1662. 

[This work was first published in Frankfort in 15973 • 

ZASIUS, ULRICH. See the tiographical notes on this humanist and 
Jurist under Roman Law, B. 

Germ 3 NQwe Stattrechten und Statuten der loblichen Vic R&R 

Statt Fryhurg im Pryssgow gelegen. 
Basel: Adam Petri, 1520. 

Woodcut by Holbein. [A revision of the law of Freiburg 
in Breisgau where Zasius was a practising lawyer.] ^' 


BOTTIS, JACOPO AEELLO DE. See the biographical notes under Roman 
Law, part B. His commentaries to the customary law of Naples are 
listed under It 5« 

COSTA, GIOVANNI BATTISTA, A native of Pavia, he was the author of 
works on civil and criminal law. 

It 1 I. Baptistae Costae, luriscons. Papiensis. . . Novus IJT 

de Quota et Rata, Sive de congrua in iure rerum partitione, 
Frankfort: Palthenius, 1606. 

Dedication of Costa to Charles Emanuel, Duke of Savoy. 

[Autograph: Ex Bibliotheca Dr. Albert WLllebrand Conisi 

Anno 168A-.] 

DE FRANCHIS, VINCENZO (l530-l60l)o His commentary on the customs 
of Naples is described under It 5» His edition of the Neapolitani 
Decisiones Sacri Regii Consilii Neapolitani appeared in Cologne in 
1599 and in Venice in 1608 and 1611. 

DE RUBEIS, FOELICIS (d. 1568). Commentator on the customs of Naples. 
See It 5, 

FARINACCI, PROSPERO (l5'+'f-l6l8). Bom in Rome, Farinacci studied 
law at the University of Padua. He became the most celebrated 
lawyer of his day, defending Beatrice Cenci in the famous incident 
\irhich was to be the basis for Shelley's The Cenci . He was councillor 
to Pope Clement VIII and a procurator-general on fiscal matters for the 
Apostolic Camera. Wrote on criminal law and canon law. 

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It 2 Responsorum criminal iiim, liber secundus, cui ultra Osg 

LXII resolutiones criminales Hieronym de Federicis. 
78 + ^if6 + 6 + ^9 + 6. *^'^^' 

FEDERICI, GIROLAMO (do 1579). Auditor of Decisions in the Roman 
Rota, Pederici also iinrote on criminal law. See It 2, 

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MENOCHIO, JACOPO (l532-l607). Bom at Pavia, Menochio taught law 
at Pavia, Mondovi and Padua. A member of the Senate of Milan and 
an active laivyer there^ he was celebrated with exaggeration as the 
"Bartolus of his time." Published his Consilia and several treatises 
on the private law and legal procedure» 

It 3 De Arbitrariis Judicim Quaestionibus et causis ^ * UT/Law 

Libro duo. 

Venice: Hiers of Girolamo Scoto, 1613. 
1008 pp. 

[This work first appeared at Venice in I569. Autograph: 
Ant. de Eykes] • 

It k . De Praesumptionibus, conjecturis, signis et UT/Law 

indiciis, Commentaria, in sex distincta Libros. 
Geneva: Leonard Chouet and Brothers, 1685 (Vol. Il); 
1686 (Vol. I). 

[This work first appeared at Venice in 1587]. 


It 5 Consuetudines Neapolitanae cum glossa Napodani primum TJT 

Authore CAMILLO SALERNO. . . Aliis Additionibus VINCENTII 
Cum nova Indice Authore Carolo de Rosa Neapolitano I.C. 
Naples: Aegidio Longo, 1677. 

Dedication to Foelici Lanzina from Nicolaus Bagnolo, 
Naples, 16760 [An edition of Salerno's Commentaria 
ad Consuetudines Neapolitanas appeared in Naples in I567» 
Autograph: Baldi]» 


FAVRE, RENE (l7th cen.) Seigneur de la Valbonne and Senator in 
the Senate of Savoy. 

Sav 1 Le Bien Public, pour le Fait de la Justice. UT/RB 

Proposé à Madam ... Chrestienne de France, Duchesse 
de Savoye. . . Régente des Estats de S.A.R. Charles 
Emanuel, Due de Savoye. 
Annecy: André Leyat, 16A-6. 
Intro. + 150 ppo + table. 

[a proposal to reform the legal procedure of Savoy], 

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STIERNHOOK, JOHM OLOFSSON (1596-I675). StiemhSSk studied law on the 
Continent and philosophy at Uppsala, He then taught jurisprudence at 
Abo in Finland, He held various positions in the Swedish government 
and served on a royal commission for revision of the law. The following 
pioneering work won for him the name of "Father of Swedish jurisprudence." 
StiemhoSk was hlind for the last 17 years of his life, and his son 
Olof aided him in all his work. r- 

Swed 1 De Jure Sueonum et Gothorum Vetutsto Lihri Duo. . . UT 

de Judiciis. ». de Judicihus, . . de procesibus 

judiciaris. . . De actionibus sive causis civilibus 

et criminalibus. 

Stockholm: Nicolaus Wankifj, 1682. 

A brief history and analysis of the laws of Sweden, civil, 
ecclesiastical and criminal. StiemhQOk collected the 
materials from old documents, instruments, histories and 
collections of provincial law. [This work first appeared 
in 1672.] 


In this section are included works on international law, works comparing 
the laws of different countries and periods, works on civil and canon 
law, Roman and customary law or combinations thereof. The authors are 
arranged alphabetically by their country of birth: Dutch, English, 
French, German, Italian, Spanish. 


CORYIN, JOHANN ARNOLD (do I650). Bom in Leyden, Corvin became a 
Reformed -.preacher. He was a supporter of the views of Arminius 
against predestination and absolute depravity, ajid published a 
defense of his views in I613. Relieved of his post by the Synod of 
Dort in I6I9, he went abroad with other Remonstrants, He then 
studied law at Orléans and ultimately returned to Holland to 
practice law at the Hague and in Amsterdam, where his legal advice 
was often sought by the magistrates. He ;^ote treatises on civil 

Misc. 1 PosthiMius Pacianus; seu Definitiones iuris McG Law 

utriusque. , . recognita et amplissima dote locupletata 
Amsterdam: Louis and Daniel Elzevir, l659o 
12 + ^^40 + 59 pp. 

Corvin' s work was edited by his relative Arnold Vorvin von 

Beldem. See Rom 3k. 

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GROTIUS, HUGO(l583-lé'f5). Bom in Delft, Grotius descended from a 
distinguished family of burgomasters and laii»yers of Leiden. He received 
his doctorate in law from Leiden, though he was also much interested in 
Latin literatiore and letters. He held various posts for the governments 

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of Holland - Zeeland & the city of Rotterdam, Arrested and imprisoned 
as Remonstrant leader in I6I8, he escaped from prison to spend the rest 
of his life in exile, serving among other things as Swedish ambassador 
to Prance. 

His interest in international law had first developed in connection 
with a booty case that he had argued as a young man for the Dutch 
East India Company. His great treatise on the subject, De Jure belli 
ac pacis , written while he was in France, sought to justify the Ism 
of nature and of nations not on the basis of The Bible or Christianity, 
but on the basis of man's nature as a social and rational beiiig. On the 
unchangeable universal principles of natural law, international law 
must be built and guaranteed by the sanctity of covenants between rulers. 

Misc. 2 Hugo Grotius of the authority of the highest powers. UT/RB 
n.p. Printed by T.W. for Joshua Kirton, I65I. 

Misc. 3 « De iure belli ac pacis. Libri très. In quibus Knox 

jus naturae, gentium, item juris publici praecipue explicantur. 

Editio nova. 

Amsterdam: Willem Blaeu, 1632. 

[The first edition of this landmark in the history of 

international law was 1625»] 

Misc. k . another edition. Addison 

Amsterdam: Johan Blaeu, I65I 

Misc. 5 • another edition. Vic 

Amsterdam: Someren, 1689. 

Misc. 6 Of the law of warre and peace, i^rith annotations. Nat Lib. 

London: Printed by T.Warren for William Lee, 1655. Ottawa 

VOET, PAUL (1619-1667). Son of a preacher, Voet was bom in Heusden. 
He studied at Utrecht and became Professor of Metaphysics there in 16^1, 
He was especially interested in Cartesian Philosophy. , In 165^» he 
became Professor of Law at Utrecht. His work on international law below 
^ was a result of training in both philosophy and law. He also \fTQte on 
i civil and canon law, a commentary on Justinian and a work on duels. 

Misc. 7 De statutis errumque concursu liber singularis. McG Law 

Amsterdam, I66l« 
4 + 381 + 23. 


BARLOW, Thomas (I607-I691), Bishop of Lincoln. A central figure in 
Oxford during the Protectorate; Bodley's Librarian, and (I66O) Lady 
Margaret Professor of Divinity. Noted as an ecclesiastical lai\/yer 
and casuistical divine, 

Lsc, 8 A Discourse Concerning the Laws Eccleciastical and Civil. UT/RB 
London: Thomas Basset, 1682, 
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■J DAWSOII, GEORGE (l637-1700). Jurist and cleric; educated St. John's ' 
College, Cambridge (B.A. 1658-9)1 vicar of Sunninghill, Berks. 

Misc. 9 Origo legum; or a treatise of the origin of laws, and McG Law 
their obliging power, as also of their great variety.... 
In seven books. 

Longon: Richard Chiswell, 169^. 
Wing D^59 

U 16 FDLBECKE, WILLIAM (I56O-I6O3?). Legal writer; B.A.Oxon., I58I; 
M.A. 1584; later Gray's Inn, where with Bacon and others helped 
devise The Misfortune's of Arthur , produced before the Queen at 
Greenwich, 8 Feb. I588. 

Misc. 10 The Pandectes of the Law of Nations: Contayning severall UT/rb 

London? T.Wight, 1602. 
STC. 1141^1 

Misc. 11 . A Parallèle or Conference of the Civil Law, the UT/RB 

Canon Law, and the Common Law of the Realme of England. 
London: Company of Stationers, I6I8. 
[Part One of this work] 
STC llkl6 

Misc. 12 . The Second Part of the Parallèle, or Conference UT/RB 

of the Civill Law, the Canon Law and the Common Law. 
London: T.Wight, l602. 
STC 11415a 

GROSSETESTE, ROBERT (ll75?-d.l253) Bishop of Lincoln, 1235-1253. 
Chancellor of Oxford, and first rector of the Franciscans; noted 
reformer in his diocese. "Probably no one had a greater influence 
upon English thoioght and literature for the two centuries following 
his time...", DNB. 

iMisc. 13 Tbu Vv '(Xyiote de ceasatione legaliiJm. UT/RB 

London: Printed by Thomas Roycroft for John Martin, James 
Allestrye, and Thomas Dicas, I658. 
Wing. G2079 


Misc. Ik La somme appellee Mirroir des Justices, vel Speculum McG Law 


London: Walbancke and Best, 1642. 
Wing H2790 


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Misc. 15 Dissertatio de lege Sociniaxiis et Anninianis UT/BB 


London: John Salisbury, 169^. 
Wing, N.1220 

RIDLEY, THOMAS (1550?-1629). Knight and Doctor of Civil Law; ed. Eton 
and King's Cambridge; a master in Chancery and later Chancellor of 
Winchester; M,P. 

Misc. 16 A view of the civile and ecclesiasticall law: And Trin 
wherein the Practice of them is streitned, and may be 
releeved.... 2nd éd., by l.G. [regory]. 
Oxford: William Turner, 163-^. 
Intro; 302 pp. 

Dedication to King James. 

STC R21055 

[Typical of those legal works opposed by Coke because they tended 

to subvert the primacy of the Common Law] 

SELDEN, JOHN (158^1-- 16 5-4-) 

Misc. 17 Mare Clausum; the Right and Dominion of the Sea.... UT/RB 
Formerly translated into English and now. . .perfected and 
restored by J.H. (i.e. James Howell). 
London: Andrew Kembe and Edward Thomas, I663. 

Wing, S2if31 

[Engraving of royal armorial facing t.p.; fragments of CI7 

accounts in binding, perhaps I630] 

A reissue of the 1652 edition; see BMC. 

Misc. 18 o Uxor Ebraica, Seu de ïïuptiis & Divortiis Ex Jure DL 

Civili, id est, Divino & Talmudico. 
London: Richard Bishop, 16^6 
Wing S2443 

SPELMAN, Sir HENRY ( 156A-T-1 6^1-1 )» Historian and antiquary; ed. 
Trinity, Cambridge and Lincoln's Inn; later M.P. 

Misc. 19 Glossarium Archaiologicum; contains Latino-Barbera Osg. 
Peregrina, Osboleta & Novatae Significationis vocabula; 
quae... variarum item gentium legibus antiquis municipalibus, 
chartis & formulis occurunt, 3i'd ed. 
London: Thomas Braddyll, 1687 
576 pp. 

[BMC lists t\fO editions for 1687]. 
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[Zouche, Richard (159O-I66I)] ■" QJiL 

Misc. 19a Elementa jurisprudentiae definitionibus, Regulis, & 
Sententiis selectioribus luris Civilis illustrata. 
Quibus accessit descripto iuris & iudicii temporalis 
seciindum Consuitudines Peudales & Normannicas. Nee non 
descriptio iuris & iudicii Ecclesiastici secundum canones 
& Constitutiones Anglicanas. Autore R.Z. P,R. Oxoniae. 

Oxford: Leonard Lichfield, 16 36, 1^5 pp. k 
STC 26132 


AYROUT, PIERRE (1526-I6OI). Bom in Angers, Ayraut became a 
laivyer in the Parlement of Paris. A strong Gallican, he pled 
against the installation of the Jesuits in that city on behalf 
of the curates of Paris. When his son René later joined the 
Jesuit order, Ayraut ■i^nrote a legal treatise De la Puissance 
paternelle, which became an important work in the field of 
private law. 

Misc. 20 L'ordre, formalité et instruction judiciaire dont McG Law 

les anciens Grecs et Romains ont usé es accusations 
publiques. . . conféré au stil et usage de nostre France. . . 
Edition quatriesme. 
Paris: Sonnius, I6IO. 

[1?his work had first appeared in Paris in 1575]. 

BODIN, JEAN. Bftdin's Republique was, of course, also an important 
contribution to è«mparative law. See Fr 2,3>^>5>6. 

BOUTILLIER, JEAN (died c.1395). Bailiff of Tournai. Author 
of a work which had several editions in the l6th century 
and which anticipates in some ways the systematising efforts 
of l6th en. French jurists. 

Misc. 21 Liber perutilis in curiis prat ic ant ibus cui riome est ' Nat Lib. 

Summa ruralis, novissime per egregiimi virum magistrum Ottawa 

Johannem de gradibus. . . emendatus, . . . 

Paris, 1512. 

A compilation of customary law from the rural regions 
in the North, -i/ith a strong admixture of Roman and 
canon law. 

iceris .'<-. ■ 

Lsc. 22 Feudorum Consuetudines, Partim ex editione vul- Ont Leg.L. 

gata, partim ex Cuiaciana vulgata opposita. 
Constitutiones Frederici II Imp, Extravagantes. . . 
His accesserunt notae DIONYSII GOTHOFREDI. 
Frankfurt on Main: Sigismiind Feyrabend, Heinrich Thack and 

Peter Fischer, 158?. 

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Dedication of Godefroy to Claude Fauchet, President in 
the Cour des Comptes and to Ludovico Sanctonio:, lai^ryer. . 
[The Book of Fiefs was a twelfth century collection of 
Roman law and North Italian jurisprudence. On Godefroy, 
see under Roman Law, commentators.] 

HOTMAN, FRANCOIS. See notes under Roman Law, commentators. 

Misc. 23 Jurisconsultus, sive de optimo genere iuris UT/RB 

interpretandi : 
Basel: Jean Henragen, 1559 
347 pp. + index 

Dedication of Hotman to Francis Russel, Count of 

Bedford, from Strastourg, X Cal. Feh. 1559. 

NEPOS, MARCUS (15th cent.?) 

Misc. 2^ Liber Fugitivus a magistro Nepote de monte albano. UT/rb 
Subtili et lahorioso ingenio in lucem proditus frequens 
et quotidianus in aulis ecclesiasticis et secularibus. 
Paris: Enguilbert de Mamef and Jean Petit, 1529. 

[A book of legal exceptions. Another edition is 

included in Masuer's manual, Pr 16.] 

PITHOU, PIERRE. See Rom if? for biographical notes and for his 
edition of Legum Romanarum et Mosaicarum Collatio. 

Misc. 25 Recueil des Traitez de Paix, de Trêve, de Neutralité UT/RB 
de Confederation, d'Alliance et de Commerce, faits par 
les Rois de France, avec tous les Princes et Potentats 
de l'Europe et Atures, depuis près de trois siècles, . . 
Assemblé, mis en ordre et imprimé par FREDERIC LEONARD,,e<ï ^o 
Premier Imprimeur du Roi. ■ " 

Paris: Frederic Leonard, 1693. 
6 vols. 

In his notice to the reader, Leonard explains how he 
happened to prepare this collection. Having printed some peace 
treaties separately at royal command, he thought it would be 
useful to put together all peace treaties made since 1598. 
Then he realized that the Treaty of Vervins of 1598 could not 
be understood without reference to the Treaty of Cat eau- Cambré si s 
of 1559. Ultimately he realized that to show the relations of 
France with the House of Austria and other neighbors, he would 
have to go back to 1^35» He was aided by royal officers and 
administrators in finding the older treaties. 

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FICHARD, JOHANN (l512-158l). Bom in Frankfort on Main, Fichard 
studied at Heidelberg, went to Freiburg to listen to Zasius and 
travelled and studied in Italy. He became a practising la\fyeT 
and legal adviser to the city of Frankfurt» He \in?ote on Roman 
law and served as editor of the following collection, which itself 
may have been inspired by his Italian visit, 

Receptarum Sententiarum, sive» . , Communium UT 

Opinionum lureconsultorum Utriusque luris, Opus. <, » 
Toletano, FRANCISCO VIVIO ab Aquila perusino, MATTHAEO 
GRIBALDO Mopha Cheriano, IHLOIO CLARO Alexandrino, lACOBO 
PHILIPPO PORTIO imolense. Et lOANNE FICHARDO francofurtense, 

Frankfort on Main: Printed by Martin Lechler for Hieronymus 
Feyerabend, I568. 
intrOo + 838 pp. + index. 

Imperial privilege for 8 years. Dedication of Fichard 
to Prince George, Administrator General of the Teutonic 
Order, dated Frankfort, April, I568. Feyerabend had asked 
him to edit this book of opinions on civil and canon law. 
Fichard adds his o;m sentences to the section by Villalobos. 
Fichard' s son Raimond Pius also helped edit the work. For 
details on the individual treatises, see under the names 
of the authors in the Italian and Spanish sections. 
[Presented by the University of Strassburg to the University 
of Toronto in 1891 after the fire of 1890. Some marginalia]. 

PUFENDORF, SAMUEL (l632-l69^). Bom in Chemnitz, Saxony, son of 
a Lutheran pastor, Pufendorf studied theology at Leipzig and 
then jurisprudence, mathematics, and natural law at Jena. His 
first work on international law, the Elementa Jurisprudent iae 
Universalis, was published in Leiden in 1661 and dedicated to 
Karl Ludwig, Elector of the Palatinate. He was rewarded with 
a newly created chair at Heidelberg in the Law of Nature and 
Nations. In I67O, he became professor at the University of Lund in 
Sweden and it was there he i^rrote his celebrated De Jure naturae 
(1672) and the De officio hominis (I673). In 1677 he became royal 
historiographer at Stockholm and turned his interests primarily to 
history and theology. In I686 he moved to Berlin as historiographer 
of the Great Elector of Brandenburg. A few years before his death 
he received his title of Baron, 

Like Hobbes, he maintained the priority of natural law over 
positive law, but viewed the state of nature as a more peaceful 
affair than did Hobbes. 



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English "by Basil Kennet» . « notes of Mr. Barbeyraco 
London: J, and J. Knaptonj 1728. 
878 pp. 

[Puf endorf ' s important systematic treatise on natural 
and international law first appeared in Latin at Lund 
in l672o Kennet's English tranlation first appeared 
"'' in 1710 „] 

. Le droit de la nature et des gens; ou UT 

système générale des principes les plus importants de la 
morale, de la jurisprudence et la politique; traduit du 
Latin par Jean Barbeyrac. 5th éd. 
Amsterdam: Widow of Pierre de Coup, 173'+« 
2 vols. 

Mise. 29 . The Whole Duty of Man, According to the DT/RB 

Law of Nature. By that famous civilian Samuel Puff endorf, 
Professor of the Law of Nature and Nations, in the University 
of Heidelberg and in the Caroline University, after\^rards 
Counsellor and Historiographer to the King of Sweden, and to 
his Electoral Highness of Brandenburgh. Now made English, 2nd ed. 
London: Benjamin Motte for Charles Harper, 1698. 

Misc. 30 . Les devoirs de l'homme et du citoyen tels UT 

qu'ils sont prescrits par la loi naturelle. Traduits 
du latin de feu Mr le baron de Pufendorf par Jean 
BarbeyraCo . . ^th ed. 
Amsterdam: Pierre de Coup, 1718. 

SCHRADER, LUDOLF (1531-1589), Born in Brunswick of a burger 
family, Schrader studied at Wittenberg and Bologna, He taught 
civil and ecclesiastical law at Wittenberg and at Frankfort on 
Oder, His advice on legal matters was sought by several 
German princes and by Maximilian II and Rudolf II. At his 
death his library passed to Johann Brand of Hildescheim, the 
husband of his niece and the editor of the following work. 

Misc. 31 Tractatus selectissimarum et practicabilium questionum McG Law 
de iuribus incorporai ibus, Emphyteusi, Molendinis, Aedif- 
iciis, . „ Studio Dn. Joannis Brandis. 
Leipzig: Henning Grosse, 1606. 
7 + 320 + if8. 

STRAUCH, JOHANN (161^^-1679). Strauch studied law and philosophy at 
Leipzig, Jurisconsult and professor of law at the Academy of Giessen, 
he was a prolific i>rriter and celebrated public disputant on all parts 
of the law. 

Misc. 32 Dissertationes Jure Publici, de Controversiis UT 

quibusdam illustribus superiori seculo, . . Opus. 
Frankfort on Main and Leipzig: Johan Heinrich Ellinger, 1680. 

I Includes material on civil, criminal and ecclesiastical 

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[>■ 3C. 35 THOMING, JACOB (ca. 1518-1576), Bom at Sciiwerin, Thoming became a ^^ 
doctor in both laws. He devoted his life to administration in 
Leipzig, where he was made to\m coTincillor in 1558 and where he 
was also Professor of Law. 

"Misc. 33 Responsa. . . tarn Spiritualium quam Secularium Civilium ÏÏT 
et Criminalium Causarum Quaestiones ... Nunc primum excusa 
, „ . Studio. . . D. Ahelis Strasburgi I.C. ,._.,.. 

Frankfort on Main: Printed by Nicolas Hoffmann for Peter Kopffi, 1608. 

% Cc-.c""--- — ^Etior.v-r; o::ir..1i5if -:■u•!>5^2ttTlg tri 'jtr«que LT'^'l.ftw 

E. ITALIAN AUTHORS -.a--ri«« H< «^ 

ALCIATO, ANDREA. See Rom 22 on this important hiimanist jurist. 

Misc. 3^ Notitia utraque cum orientis turn occidentis ultra Vic R&R 

Arcadii Honoriique Caesarum tempora. . . De magistratibus 
civilibusque et militaribus officiis. 
^asel • . .Froben, 1552 ,,.Tiphic«i d»* -: T « 

CLARO, GIULIO (1525-1575). This important criminal la\ryev was boim 
in Alexandria and studied law at Pavia and Bologna, where he listened 
to Alciato. Mayor of Cremona from 1559-1561, he was named by Philip II 
as regent of the Supreme Consistory of Italy in Madrid. He died in 
Saragossa. His most famous work was his decisions in criminal cases, 
but he also ■jirrote on civil and feudal law and is here represented by 
his views on wills and testaments. See Misc. 26. 

PDRZÎ. ,;U-"(: IT* of iHir 1 h«ip« 

GRIBALDI, MATTEO (d. 156^)., Bom in Chieri in the Piedmont, 
Gribaldi was one of the group of unorthodox Italian Protestants 
who broke with Calvin over the execution of Servetus; he was himself 
suspected of ant i- Trinitarian beliefs. He taught law at Perugia, 
Toulouse, Valence, Grenoble (15^3-^5) and Padua (15^8). Already 
in 1535» he had purchased a seigneury at Farges, not far from Geneva. 
His correspondence with Calvin began in the late 15^0 's. After 
Servatus' death he went back to Padua to teach, but was forced to 
flee to Farges because of his religious views. In his last years 
he taught at Grenoble (1559-60 ) and Tubingen and maintained contact 
I with the ant i- Trinitarian s Valentino Gentile and Giorgio Biandrata. 

He is represented here by his opinions on various criminal 
cases, published in the collection at Frankfort on Main (see Misc. 26), 
His treatise is preceded by a dedication from Kaspar Eevwagen, dated 
Basel, 1567, to Martin Emil von Niefer, jurist of Nuremberg. 

HARANTA, ROBERTO (d. 1530). Bom in Venosa in the Kingdom of Naples, 
Maranta taught law at the University of Salerno. His Quaestiones and 
Consilia were published, but his best knoim work is the De Ordine 
judiciorum, below, edited posthumously by his son Pomponio and first 


published in 15^0, 

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Misc. 35 Tractatus docti et insignes de ordine judiciorum McG Law 

(vulgo speculum aureum et lumen advicatorum). 

Lyons: Heirs of Jacques Giunta, 1550. '•' * 

302 + (>1 ff. 

[This edition not in Baudrier, Bibliographie lyonnaise], ''^ 


MASCARDI, GIUSEPPE (d. I588). Born in Sarzana, the jurist Mascardi 
became Apostolic Protonotary and Bishop of Ajaccio. 

Misc. 36 Conclusiones Probationum omnium quibusvis in utroque DT/Law 
foro versantibus, Praeticabiles, Utiles, Necessariae. . . Hisce 
Canonicae, Civiles, Feudales, Criminales. 
Frankfort on Mains Printed by Nicolaus Kuchenbecker for 
Johann Syberth Heyl, I66I. 
k vols. 

[There was an edition of this work in Venice, 1584-88]. 

MENOCHIO, JACOPO. See Ital 3 for biographical details. 

Misc. 37 Be lurisdictione, imperio et Potestate Ecclesiastics UT/Law 
ac Seculari Libri très. Accessit Liber Quartus de 
Immunitatis Ecclesiae. 

Geneva: J.A.Cramer and P.Perachon, 1695» 
table + 332 pp. + index. 
Bound with It 3» 

PURZI, GIACOMO FILIPPO (15I6-I562) Native of Imola. He is here 
represented by his Conclusiones utriusque luris, published in a 
collection at Frankfort, I568. The work had already appeared in 
Venice in I567. It has a dedication from Portio's brother 
Michèle to the jurist Marco Antonio Turriano, legal officer of 
the Chiirch of Verona. See Misc. 26. 

TURZAm, FRANCESCO (l6th. c). Native of Incisa. He is here represented 
by 188 opinions, published in a collection at Frankfort on Main, I568. 
These had already appeared in Venice in 1567. Turzani's dedication is 
to his patron, the Cardinal Jacopo Puteo. His Preface "to the reader" 
is dated Oct. 1557» See Misc. 26. 

VIVIO, FRANCESCO (l6th c). Native of Aquila in Abruzzi. His Opinions, 
originally published in Venice in I567, are included in the I568 collection 
published at Frankfort. See Misc. 26. 

Misc. 38 VOLUMEN praeclarissimum ac Imprimis Omnibus McG Law 

Ixirisperitis pemecessari-um ac utilissimum. Omniiim 
Tractatuiom Criminalium, nunc ab omnibus mendis expurgatum. 
Venice: Comin da Trino, 1556. 

[No indication of author given on title page]. 

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VILLALOBOS, JUAN BATTISTA (l6th c). Native of Toledo. He ^-rrote a 
work on the contradictions between the laws of the king of Spain 
and those of Roman law, published in I569 in Saleunanca. His Opinions 
were originally published in Venice in 1550 and are here part of the 
1568 Frankfort collection, with a new dedication from Villalobos, dated 
Feb. 1561, to the Spanish doctor of laws Antonio Agostino, See Misc. 26. 

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B General Introduction 


1 I. 

Roman Civil Law 



A. Texts and Collections 


B. Commentaries and Treatises 



Canon Law 



A. Collections 


1. General Collections 


2. General Councils of the 



3. Decrees 


'+. Provincial Constitutions 


i) England 


ii) Genoa 


iii) Milan 


B. Commentators 



National and Customary Law 



A. England 


i) Statutes 


ii) Year Books 


a) Maynard's Edition 


b) Individual Year 



iii) Law Reports 


iv) Reports of Misc. Trial 

s 58 

v) Abridgements 


vi) Treatises on English Law 61 

vii) Manuscripts 


Classificiation Symbol 








Customary Law 

1 . General 

2. Anjou 

3. Normandy 

4. Paris 

5. Vermandois 



Law of Gallican Church 103 



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iv) Edicts and Decrees 


1. Edicts and Decrees 


2. Collections 


v) Pleas 


vi) Other French materials 


C . Germany 



D. Italy 



E. Savoy 



F. Sweden 



Miscellaneous and Comparative Law 



A. Dutch authors 


B. English authors 


C. French authors 


D. German authors 


E. Italian authors 


F. Spanish authors 


Location Symtols used in Part I 


Additional Location Symbols: IIIA 


" " " III & IV 




' " i 


1. 1 1 




II. ( 



Voie IV (Oct, 1967 - March I968) 
"^ Upper case Roman mimerais indicate volumes. Arabie numerals indicate the page. 

Abho of Fleury Bachoff von Echt, Reiner (Bachovius) 

-IV 17, 21 ,-IV 9 

Accursius, Franciscus Bacon, Sir Francis 

-IV 6-9 -IV 3, 6k-6 

Addison» "Robert Addison Collection, Bacon, M, 

Niagara-on-the-Lake. " 

-IV 29 

Alberta, University of 

-Library, Salzburg Collection 
IV 28 
Alciato, Andrea 

-IV 6, 9, 11, 90, 20,',95, 102, 
Aleyn's Reports 

-IV 47 

Anderson's Reports 

-IV k7 
Andrea, Johannes D' 

-IV 17, 2A-, 25 
Antonio de Butrio 

-IV 22 
Antrobus, Richard 

-IV 20 
Appianus, Petrus 

-IV, 96 

-IV 28, 30 
Aretino, Angelo 

-IV 11, 9^+ 
Argou, Gabriel 

-IV 98 
Ariosto, Lodovico 

-IV 9^ 

-IV 31 

Arlotto, Po 

-IV 9^4- 
Amauld, Antoine 

-IV 110 
Ashmole, Elias 

-IV 66 
Ayloffe, Sir Joseph 

-IV ifl 
Ayraut, Pierre 

-IV 118 

[note misspelling of name 
in Caps» in text] 


Ay ton, John 
-IV 21, 

Azo, Fortius 
-IV 9 


-IV 60 
Bagshaw, Edward 

-IV 66 
Baldus de Ubaldis, Petru; 

-IV 6, 17, 22, 2k 
Bancroft, Richard 
122 -IV 23 

Barberino, Francesco 

-IV 9^ 
Barlow, Thomas 

-IV 115 

Bartolus of Sassoferi'âto 

-IV 6,9 
Basnage, Henri 

-IV 105 

Baudouin, François 

-IV 6, 10, 102 
Bellewe's Reports 

-IV if 7 
Belloy, Pierre de 

-IV 108 
Bembo, Pietro 

-IV 9^ 
Benloe's Reports 

-IV ^7 
Berault, Josias 

-IV 105 

Berthelet, Thomas 

-IV 36 
Bertius, P» 

-IV 96 
Biology and Microbiology 

-IV 1 
Boccaccio, Giovanni 

-IV 9-^ 
Bocchius, Achilles 

-IV 95 
Bodin, Jean 

-IV 98-99,118 
Bolderi, Gerardo 

-IV 9^4- 
Boniface VIII, Liber sextus 

-IV 17-19, 27 

Borra, Luigi 

-IV 9^+ 


- 2 

Borromeo, Federigo 

-IV 21 
Borromeo, Charles 

-IV 21 
Bottis, Jacopo Anello de 

-IV 8, 10, 112, 113 
Boutillier, Jean 

-IV 118 
Brae ton, Henry de, De Legibus 

-IV 62, 67 
Bridgman, Sir Orlando 

-IV 67 

Reports IV 48 

Bris son, Barnabe 

-IV 10, 106 
British Coliun"bia, University of 

-IV 110 

-IV 62,68 
Brodeau, Julien 

-IV 103, 105 
Bronchorst, Eberhard 

-IV 10 
Brooke, Sir Robert 

-IV 42, 45, 60, 68 

- Reports IV 48 
Bro;mlow, Richard 

-IV 68 
Bro^mlow and Goldesborough, Reports 

-IV 48 
Brusantino, Vine en zo 

-IV 94 
Bude, Guillaume 

-rv 3,6,10,11 
Buridan, Jean Baptiste 

-IV, 105 
Biarnet, Gilbert 

-IV 20 

Cain, Thomas H. 

-IV 93 
Calthrop, Reports 

-IV 49 
Canon Law 

- See : Law 
Carter's Reports 

-IV 49 
Caselli Collection 

-See: McMaster Uhiversity, Library 
Castiglione, Baldassare 

-IV 94 
Challine, Paul 

-IV 104 
Chancery, High Court of 

-IV 36 

Reports 49 

Charondas, see Le Caron, Louis 
Chenu, Jean 

-IV 108 
Chieregatus, Lionellus 

-IV 93^ 
Chopin, René 

-IV 99, 111 
Chuchalon, Hieronymus 

-IV 11, 12 
Church, W.F. 

-IV 98, 99, 104 
Cellini, Benvenuto 

-IV 96 

-IV 93 
Civil Law 

-See: Law 
Claro, Giulio 

-IV 120, 122 
Clavasio, Angelus de 

-IV 22 
Clayton, Reports 

-IV 49 
Clement V, Clementinae 

-IV 17-18 
Coke, Sir Edward 

-IV 3, 63-5, 69-71 

- Reports IV 46, 49, 50 
Common Pleas, Court of 

-IV 36 

- Reports IV 47-58 passim. 
Conring, Herman 

-rv 111 
Contius, Antonio 

-IV 8 
Coquille, Guy 

-IV 104,111 
Corvesius, Petrus 

-IV 11 
Corvin von Beldern, Arnold 

-IV 11 
Corvin, Johann Arnold 

-IV 114 
Costa, Giovanni Battista 

-IV 112 
Cothmann, Ernst 

-IV 111-2 
Councils, Church 

-Fifth Lateran, IV 19 
Cowell, John 

-IV 70 
Crescenzi, Pietro de 

-IV 96 
Crespin, Jean 

-IV 7,11 


"K<i-.,r-L : r". 

<1(L Yi- 

Croke' s Reports 

-ly 50 
Cujas, Jacques 

-IV 6, 8, 11-12, 15, 102, 104, 111 
Customary Law 

-See: Law 

Dumoulin, Charles 

-IV 13, 23, 100, 103-5, 111 
Durandus, Gul. (elder) 

-IV 17, 2k 
Dyer's Reports 

-IV k6, 51 

Dalison's Reports 

-IV 50 

-IV 94 
D'Anvers, , Knightly 

-IV 60 
Daoyz, Stephanus 

-IV 8,12 
Davies of Davys, Sir John, Reports 

-IV 50 
da Vinci, Leonardo 

-IV 96 
Davis, Natalie Zemon 

-IV 2, 7-16, 29, 33, 97-124 
Dawson, George 

-IV 116 
Dean, William 

-IV 2, 33-85, 97 
Decio, Filippo 

-IV 12 
Deiser, George F. 

-IV 45 
Delia Casa, Giovanni" 

-IV 94 
Dent, Julian 

-IV 97 
Desmarés, , François 

-IV 15 
Dolce, Lodovico 

-IV 94 
Domat, Jean 

-IV 99 
Domesday Book 

-IV 71 
Doneau, Hugues 

-IV 10, 11, 111 
Doni, Anton Francesco 

-IV 94 
Draesius, ,Henricu8 

-IV 9 
Drake, Stillman 

-IV 31-2 
Ducasse, François 

-IV 23, 103 
Duck, Arthur 

-IV 13 
Dugdale, Sir William 
& -IV 64, 72 

Egerton, Thomas, Lord Ellesmere 

-IV 66, 72 

-See: Egerton 
Elyot, Sir Thomas 

-IV 3 
Emblem Books 

-IV 95 

-Law: IV 20, 34-97, 115-17 
Erasmus, Desiderius 

-IV 32, 90, 91 
Espen, Zeger-Bernard van 

-IV 24 
Estienne, Robert 

-IV 7 
Exchequer Court 

-IV 36 

- Reports IV 51 & passim 
Expilly, Claude 

-IV 110 

Pabricii, Principio 

-IV 95 
Parinacci, Prospero 

-IV 112-13 
Fauchet, Claude 

-rv 111, 119 

Pavre, René 

-IV 113 
Federici, Girolamo 

-IV 113 
Fichard, Johann 

-IV 120 
Finch, Heneage, 1st Earl of Nottingham 

-IV 59, 78 
Pirenzuola, Agnolo 

-IV 94 
Fitzherbert, Sir Anthony 

-IV 42, 60, 63, 73 

-IV 28, 62 
Florence, Council of 

-IV 19 

L - 





_ i^ _ 

Florence, National Central Library 

-IV 91 
Folengo, Teofilo 

-IV 95 
Fontana, Augustino 

-IV 13, 2^^ 
Fontanon, Antoine 

-IV 106-107 
Fortescue, Sir John 

-IV 63, 73 

-Lav: IV 6, 98-110, 118-9 
Franchis, Vine en zo De 

-IV 112, 113 
Franco, Niccolo 

-IV 95 
Fulhecke, William 

-IV 116 

"Galilei, Galileo 

-IV 31, % 
Galilei, Vincenzo 

-IV 96 
Genoa, diocesan décréta 

-IV 21 
Gentili, Scipione 

-IV 12, Ik 

-Law: IV 111, 120-1 
Gibson, , Edmund 

-IV 17, 24-25 
Giesey, Ralph 

-IV 100 
Glanvill, Ranulf de. De legibus 

-IV 61, 7k 
Glanville, Sir John, Reports 

-IV 51 
Godbolt's Reports 

-IV 51 
Godefroy, Denis 

-IV 8, Ik, 118 
Goldesborough, Reports 

-IV 51 

-See also: Bro\«ilow and 

Gratian, Decretals 

-IV 17, 18 
Grazini, Anton Francesco 

-IV 95 
Gregory IX, Decretals 

-IV 17-19, 27, 93 
Grendler, Paul 

Gribaldi, Matteo 

-IV 120, 122 
Grimaudet, François 

-IV 100 
Groaseteste, Robert 

-IV 116 
Grot ius , Hugo 

-IV llA-15 
Groto, Luigi 

-IV 95 
Guarini, Battista 

-IV, 95 
Guido di Baysio 

-IV 25 

Haillan, Barnard Du 

-IV 111 
Hale, Sir Matthew 

-IV 64, 7k 
Hardres' Reports 

-IV 51 
Hanrood, Alfred J. 

-IV kk 
Hetley's Reports 

-IV 52 
Hieronymus de Tortis 

-IV 22 
Hill, Christopher 

-IV k6 
Historical Sciences, 13th International 

Congress of 

-IV 29 
Hobart, Reports 

-IV 52 
Hoeniger, FoD» 

-IV 1, 25, 90 
Holmes, Catherine 

-IV 98, 109 
Hooker, Richard 

-IV 25 
Home, Andrew 

-IV 75, 116 
Hostiensis, Cardinal 

-IV 17, 26 
Hotman, François 

-IV 11, Ik, 

-IV 17 
Hutton ' s Reports 

-IV 52 
Huxley, Reports 

-IV 52 

100, 102, 119 

-IV 91-2 



Ê. ' 

audia'^I ^.i .n. 



r f^ 

Impey, Thomas 

-IV 20 
Inder\/ick, F.A. 

-IV kl 
Innocent IV 

-IV 17 


Law: IV 6, 21, 33, 112-3, 122-3 
lYiè, , Thomas 

-IV 58 

Jenkins, Reports 

-IV 53 
Jesuits, Decree concerning 

-IV 20 
Joannes de Anania 

-IV 26 
John of Freiburg [Rumsik] 

-IV 27 

John XXII, Extravagantes 

-IV 17, 18 
Justinian, Emperor 

- Corpus iuris civilis IV 5-8, 26 

Kehle's Reports 

-IV 53 
Keilway, Reports 

-IV 53 
Kelham, Ro 

-IV 61 
King's Bench, Court of 

-IV 36 

- Reports IV if 7- 58 passim 
Kisch, Guido 

-IV 111 

Lamharde, William 

-IV 76 

Lancellotti, J-P 

-IV 19, 26 

La Roche-Plavin, Bernard 

-IV 100-1, 111 
Lateran, Fifth Council of 

-IV 19 


-See: entire Volume IV 

Table of Contents Vol. IV 125-6 
Also under indiv. names and topics 
-Manuscripts IV 85 
Le Caron, Louis, alias Charondas 

-IV 7, 1^, 16, 101 
Le Conte, Antoine (Contius) 

-IV 13 

Le Douaren, François (Duarenus) 

-IV 8, 13 
Le Masuer, Jean see Masuer, Jean 
Leonard, Frederic 

-IV 119 

Leonard's Reports 

-IV 5A- 
Ley's Reports 

-IV 5^ 
L evin z ' s Rep ort s 

-IV 54 

Lignano, Johannes de 

-IV 17 

Littleton, Edward, Reports 

-IV 5^ 
Littleton, Sir Thomas 

-IV 63, 77 
Loisel, Antoine 

-IV lOif 
Low Coimtries 

-Law IV llA- 
Loyseau, Charles 

-IV 101, 111 
Luther, Martin 

-IV 90 

Luttjyche's Reports 

-IV 5^+ 
Lyndwood, William 

-IV 20-1 


Macchiavelli, Niccolo 

-IV 95 
Maitland, F.W, 

-IV 62 
Maranta, Roberto 

-IV 122 [misspelling of his surname in 

March, Reports 

-IV 5^+, 55 
Marinello, Giovanni 

-IV 97 
Mascardi, Giuseppe 

-IV 123 




- é - 

Massey College, collection of legal MS 

-IV 85 
Masuer, Jean 

-IV 102 
Maulde, François de (Modius) 

-IV 8, 13 
Maynard, Sir John 

-rv k2 
Medici, Lorenzo de 

-IV 95 
Menochio, Jacopo 

-IV 113, 123 

-IV 96 
Milan, Acta ecclesiae 

-IV 21 
Modern Reports 

-IV 55 
Montaigne, Michel de 

-IV 3, 4 
Moore' s Reports 

-IV 55 
Morals manuals 

-IV 22 
More, Sir Thomas 

-IV if, 63 

-IV 90 
McConica, James 

-IV 2, 18-28, 33, 97 
McMaster University, Library 

-Caselli Collection, IV 93-97 

iNavajero, Andrea 

-IV 95 
Nepos, Marcus 

-IV 119 
Nokes, William 

-IV 116-17 
"'^+ tingham, 

-See: Pinch, Heneage 
.'oye, William 

-IV 78 

- Reports IV 55 

)ates, Titus 
-IV 78 


-IV 93 

Ven's Reports 


-IV 55 

Palladio, Andrea 

-IV 96 
Pallavicino, Cyprian 

-IV 21 
Palmer's Reports 

-IV 56 

-IV 17 
Papon, Jean 

-IV 108 
Paravicino, Giovanni Battista 

-IV 9 
Parlement of Paris ' 

-Edicts and decrees IV 106 ff. 
Pasquier, Etienne 

-IV 102, 111 
Perkins, John 

-IV 6k, 78 
Perrinus, Aegidius 

-IV 18 
Petrarca, Francesco 

-IV 95 
Pike, Luke 0\\ren 

-IV k5 
Pineau, Gabriel Du 

-IV 105 
Pini, Valentino 

-IV 96 
Pitcairn, Robert 

-IV 59 
Pithou, Pierre 

-IV 15, 23, 27, 103-4, 119 
Placent inus 

-IV 15 
Plowden's Reports 

-IV k6, 56 
Plucknett, T.F.T. 

-IV k6, 61-62 
Pollexfen's Reports 

-IV 56 
Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies 

-IV 3 
Popham's Reports 

-IV 56 
Portio, Giacomo Filippo 

-IV 120, 123 [Note: \<n:ongly spelled 
Purzi in text] 
Preston, Richard, 1st Viscount 

-IV 59 
Prynne, William 

-IV 64, 79 

-IV 96 
Pufendorf, Samuel 

-IV 120-1 
Pulci, Luigi 

-IV 93 

- c» - 


.,àl lO flOlJ- 







7^ .CÇ .e 





7 - 

I Pulton, Fo 

-rv 37, 79 
Puy, Pierre Du 

-IV 23, 27, 103 

Raaieé, Pierre de la 

-IV 104 
Rastell, John 

-IV 80 
Rastell, William 

-IV 37, 80 
Raymond of Penafort, St. 

-IV 27 
Raymond's Reports 

-IV 56 
Retuffi, Pierre 

-IV 18, 106 
Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 

Centre for, Victoria University 

-IV 90-1 
R egi omon t anu s 

-IV 32 
Renaissance Society of America 

-IV 91 
Ridley, Thomas 

-IV 80, 117 
Rohert, Anne 

-IV 102 
Rolle, Henry 

-IV 61 

- Reports IV 56 
Rosso, Paolo del 

-IV 95 
Eossoni (Dinus Mugellanus) 

-IV 27 
Rubeis, Foelicis de 

-rv 112-3 

-IV 17 
Rushworth, John 

-IV 81 
Ify'ley, Gullielmo 

-IV 81 

St, German, Christopher 
-IV 3, 65, 81 

Salerno, Camillio 
-IV 113 

Salkeld's Reports 
IV 56 


Salzburg. Collection 

-See: Alberta, University of, Library 
Savile's Reports 

- IV 57 

-IV 93, 95 
Scappi, Bartolomeo 

-IV 97 
Schoeck, RoJ. 

-IV 2-4, 17, 22, 33-4, 42, 62, 64, (,G, 
Schoonhovius, Florentinius 

-IV 95 
Schrader, Ludolf 

-IV 121 
Science, History and Philosophy of 

-IV 31 
Sc obeli, Henry 

-IV 81 
Selden, John 

-IV 28, 64, 81, 117 
Serlio, Sebastiano 

-IV 96 
Sheppard, William 

-IV 82 
Siderfin's Reports 

-IV 57 
Sidney, Algernon 

-IV 82 
Sigonio, Carlo 

-IV 15 
Skinner's Reports 

-IV 57 
Smith, Sir Thomas' 

-IV 63, 82 
Sozzini, Mariano 

-IV 102, 104 

-Law: IV 124 
Spelman, Henry 

-IV 83, 117 
Speroni, S. 

-IV 95 
Stafford, Thomas, 1st Earl 

-IV 59 
Stanford, Sir William 

-IV 64 
Star Chamber, Court of 

-IV 57 
Statham, Nicholas 

-IV 43, 60-1 
Stiemhook, Johan Olofsson 

-IV 114 
Stocker, Christopher 

-IV 111 













stone, Julius 

-IV k6 
Strauch, Aegidius 

-IV 96 
Strauch, Johann 

-IV 121 
Sturm, Johann 

-IV 16 
Style's Modem Reports 

-IV 57 


-Law: IV ll^f 

Vinnius, Arnold 

-IV 16 
Vinogradoff, P. 

-IV k, 62 
Vintimille, Jacques 

-IV 7 

-IV 96 
Vivio, Francesco 

-IV 120, 123 
Voet, Paul 

-IV 115 

TassQ, Torquato 

-IV 95 
Thomas Aquinas 

-IV 93 
Thoming, Jacoh 

-IV 122 
Till et, Jean Du 

-IV 23, 2it-, 27, 103 
Tiraqueau, André 

-IV 103 
Toronto Renaissance and Reformation 


-IV 2, 87-89 
Trehy, Sir George, Chief Justice 

-IV 51 
Trent, Council of 

-IV 20 
Treutler, Hieronymus 

-IV 16 
Turzani, Francesco 

-IV 120, 123 

West, William 

-IV 64, 85 
Winch's Reports 

-IV 58 
Wingate, Edmund 

-IV 38 

-IV 59 
Wynne, William 

-IV 85 

Yelverton's Reports 

-IV 58 
Young, Walter 

-IV 38 

Valla, Giorgio 

-IV 32 
Vasari, Giorgio 

-IV 96 
Vaughan'R Reporta 

-IV 57 
Vecellio, Cesare 

-IV 97 
Ventris, Reports 

-IV 58 
Villalobos, Juan Battista 

-IV 120, 12^+ 
Vinci, Leonardo da 
U -IV 96 
IBlner, Charles 
H -IV 61 


Zazius, Ulrich 

-IV 16, 112 
Zouche, Richard 

-IV 85, 118 
Zuchetta, Giovanni Battista 

-IV 97 






||||efcrrma-tton v^ 


Yolo V, no„ 1 November, 1968 

Editors: Natalie Z„ Davis, Department of History, University of Toronto, and 

James K„ McConia, Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto 
Editorial Assistant: Germaine Warkentin 


Lectures ^^^''(l' q\ ^Sâ^ ^ 

News and Notes 2 

The Forbes Collection at the University of Toronto 5 

Forbes and Independency, by Michael Finlayson 5 
léth Century Continental Editions and Authors in the 

Forbes Collection, by Natalie Z„ Davis 8 
Individual Items of Special Interest in the Forbes 

Collection, by David Sinclair l^' 

Microfilm Archives from the Vatican in Toronto, by Richard Landon 2k 


rrî^^^^^triX? 'OJ^ (* 



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JoHoMoSALMON, Professor History at University of Waikato, New Zealand, and author 
of The French Religious Vars in English Political Thought , will lead 
an open seminar on November 12th, lloOO a„mo, Sidney Smith Hall 

3050, on "Social Interpretations of l6th century French History", and will give 

a public lecture at A-oOO pom. in Sidney Smith 2108, on "Popular Disturbances in ' 

Seventeenth Century France»" 

ERIC ¥. COCHRANEsi Professor of History at the University of Chicago-, and author 
of Tradition and Enlightenment in the Tuscan Academies , will 
give a public lecture on "Laity, Bishops and Curias the 
Counter- Reformation in Italy" at Sto Michael's College, Carr Hall A, at ^l-oOO 
p^mo on Thursday, November 2l8to The following morning, at lOoOO a^mo in the 
Upper Library, Massey Collège^ he itrill lead an open seminar on developments 
in Florence, entitled "From Corporate to Individual Christianity, the Case of 

ANNABEL ENBICOTT., of the Department of English, Victoria College, .will be the 

speaker at the November 15 Toronto Renaissance and Reformation 
Colloquium» Her topic is "Ideas and the Artists The Aesthetics 
of Torquato Tasso and Sir Philip Sidney» 





Antonio Rotondo of Modena, Italy will be in residence at the Newberry Library 
during the month of December and \>rLll also present a paper on "Calvin and the 
Anti-Trinitarians" at the meeting of the American Historical Association in New 
York» Dr» Rotondo is one of the four editors of the Corpus Reformatorum Italiçorum , 
an important series of critical editions of the works of Italian Protestants» 
Volume I, now in press, contains the works of Camillo Renato, edited by Dr» 

Dr» Rotondo has also written a group of articles on l6th century Italian 
religious history and on the radical Reformation in Europe» These include a 
study of heresy in Bologna (Rinascimento, 1962) and on the Index in that city 
(ibid », 1963); a major review article on GoH» Williams' Radical Reformation, 
(Rivista Storica Italiana , I966); and a reconsideration of the significance of 
Nicodemitism in l6th century Italy (ibid », 1967)0 

It is hoped that Dr» Rotondo will visit the University of Toronto to conduct 
Bn open seminar on his work» Details will be announced later» Readers who wish 
to invite Dr» Rotondo to their campus (he lectures in French or Italian) can 
contact John Tedeschi of the Newberry Library» 


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Sto Michael's College in the University of Toronto has announced the in- 
tention to form a special research collection of materials on the Coimter-Ref- 
ormation, to he housed in the new library building now under construction on 
Sto Joseph's Streeto The purpose of the collection \d.ll he to complement the 
special collections of Renaissance and Reformation materials being gathered at 
other affiliated Colleges, and in particular at the Victoria Centre of Reformation 
and Renaissance Studies» The first priority \f±ll be given to texts and editions, 
and all scholars interested are invited to make suggestions to one of those 
listed belowo The library \\n.ll also purchase relevant monographic and biblio- 
graphic materials, and attempt to support the purchase of microfilm where these 
are sufficiently extensive to form a useful research resource to other scholars o 

The folloiifing local scholars have consented to act as an Advisory Committee 
to direct buying policy î 

Bernard Blackp Librarian, S<,MoC„ 

Leonard Boyle, OoP», Pont. Insto Medio Studies (Vatican) 
William Callahan, Dept» of History, Toronto f Spain) 
Natalie Zo Davis, Dept» of History, Toronto (Prance) 
Paul Grendler, Depto of History, Toronto (Italy) 
James McConica, Pont» Last» Medl» Studies (chairman) 
Richard Schoeck, Dept» of English, S„M.C„ (England) 

It is hoped that the formation of a useful research collection will be the 
first step toward other measures^ such as the sponsoring of conferences and 
publication, to encourage investigation in the whole field of Catholic reformo 




R & R has received from the Librairie Droz in Geneva its recent publication 
of Innocent Gentillet' s Ant i-Machiavel „ the edition of IS^ô, prepared and 
annotated by CoEdward Rathe of the Graduate Department of French of the University 
of TorontOo Professor Rathe' s introduction stresses the importance of Gentillet' s 
work in the long controversy that swirled around Machiavelli ' s Prince o 


Sto AEthelwold's Players, a company mostly of undergraduates of Sto Jerome's 
College, University of WaterloOt, has been performing mediaeval plays annually 
since 1962 - liturgical plays, ncrsteries, moralitieSp miraclest, interludes, and 
folk playso Some of these plays are 'mediaeval' only in that they continue the 
native stage tradition; their composition and performances were in Renaissance 
England» This year, however, the Players will present a connected sequence of 
scenes from the To;meley or Wakefield mystery cycle which began in the late 
l^t-th or early 15th century and continued to be performed into Shakespeare's day» 

On the 7th, 8th and 9th of November at 8ol5 poUio in the Theatre of the Arts 
at the University of Waterloo, St„ AEthelwold's will perform Caesar Augustus, 
The Annunciation (with the Douhting of Joseph), The Visitation to Elizabeth, and 
The First Shepherd ' s Play (concluding with the Adoration), all from the Wakefield 
Cycle» These plays (all are short and are continuous in the Ms) shift from the 
grotesque comedy of high offices to the high seriousness of the reason for the 
World and the penetration of the world hy the supernatural order, to domestic 
farce of suspected cuckoldry to a singing surge of devout affirmation to des- 
pairing hlack comedy of the absurd to the symbolic irony of the charity of the 
rogues who are miraculously saved» Any one who wishes to see the World redeemed 
might consider coming» Parking is convenient» In the adjacent Art Gallery 
will be an exhibition of and on J„R„RoTolkeino 

L o Cummings 


Professor Wo R» Elton of the Department of English, University of California, 
Riverside and Editor of Shakespearean Research and Opportunities, \>n:ites that this 
newsletter is henceforth to be printed and published by the University of Calif- 
ornia PresSo SRO gives news of conferences, items of Shakespearian bibliography, 
and work in progress» Number 3 contained a selected, annotated list of materials 
relevant to the playsirright ' s intellectual context « In expandingj SRO will welcome 
contributions tending to stimulate or advance research, summaries of progress 
on any Shakespearian work or topic, problems in any area which should be investi- 
gated, notes and querieSo Books for review are welcomed» 


This group of musicians was brought together in October 1963 by Christine 
Mather» It gave several radio programs during the 1963-6^1- season, and its first 
public concert in April 196A-, and shortly thereafter the group was renamed the 
"Manitoba University Consort»" The consort's members for the past four years have 
been the same two singers and five players: Christine Mather and Peggie Sampson, 
both of the University, Paul Palmer, Joyce Redekop-Penner, Phyllis Thomson, Victor 
Martens, and Harold Vogt» Besides concerts at the University of Manitoba and for 
CBC Winnipeg, the group has toured in Western Canada, Britainp the UoS»A»ç, and 
Europe» The consort has at its disposal a very large collection of early instru- 
ments: viols, vielle? rebec? lute, psaltery, recorders, krummhoms, rauschpfeiffen, 
dulzian, sha\inns, cornetti, racket, portative, bells, percussion, harpsichord and 
spinet» The repertoire of the Consort covers the period of roughly 1200-1750? 
programs usually take in either the entire period, or are confined to pre- 1600» 
At the University of Manitoba, programs tend to be either more specialised, 
possibly concentrating on the works of a particular composer, or more experimental, 
such as a recent light-hearted attempt to enact Adam de la Halle's "Robin and 
Marion»" Music is taken from scholarly editions as far as possible, library res^ 
ources being somewhat restricted, but it is hoped to build up a sufficient micro- 
film collection to enable the consort's repertoire to be based on transcriptions 
taken direct from primary sources, without having to rely so heavily on existing 
transcriptions» This year the Consort is at rest while members pursue adAranced 
studies in a variety of places» In the fall of 1969 the Consort hopes to assemble 
again at the University of Manitoba to begin work on an entirely new set of pro- 
grams and to continue touring as before» 



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The University of Toronto has recently acquired the large collection of hooks 
and manuscripts of James Forhes (1629-1712), first nonconformist minister of Gloucester, 
England» Though some of Forhes' hooks may have disappeared over the years, the body 
of the lihrary is intact» The possihilities for research in this collection are 
myriad, and Renaissance and Reformation hopes to explore some of them in the course 
of this year. This issue is devoted especially to l6th century materials in the 
collectiono Michael Finlayson of the Department of History has introduced Reverend 
Forbes and has commented on the religious significance of the l6th century English 
items» Natalie Z» Davis has looked at the continental editions and authors as they 
might bear on European trade connections with England and as they illustrate Forbes' 
memory of the continental Renaissance and Reformation» David Sinclair of the 
Victoria College Library has selected interesting l6th century items in the coll- 
ection for full bibliographical description» Future issues will concentrate on 
17th century materials and themes in Forbes' library» 

Mailed with this issue is a valuable illustrated pamphlet on the Forbes 
Collection, \ccitten by Professor P»L,Hey\TOrth of the Graduate Department of English 
and published by the University of Toronto Library» Prof» Heyworth has long been 
interested in the collection and we are grateful to him for permitting us to circulate 
his essay. This pamphlet, incidentally, initiates a series of Library publications 
on its holdings» 


Michael Finlayson 

Samuel Palmer, in his edition of Calamy's Nonconformists' Memorials, praised 
the great generosity of one of the longest surviving clerical veterans of the Inter- 
regnum and \rco\.Q, as his final accolade, that 

at his death he left many gifts to charitable uses, especially his 
study of books, which was considerable» 

Now, 256 years after his death, this "considerable" library of James Forbes has come 
to rest in the Rare Book Room of the University of Toronto» 

The acquisition of this collection is significant for two main reasons» First 
it brings to Toronto some 1800 or so sixteenth and seventeenth century English and 
'îuropean books» most of which were not previously here, or at least not other than 
)n the Ann Arbor STC and Wing microfilms» More importantly, perhapSp the collection 
.s, or may be, a concrete expression of the intellectual and theological heritage of 
1 seventeenth century Independent» For James Forbes is inadequately described 
lerely as a "puritan" or as a "nonconformist": more accurately he was one of that 
?elatively small band of clergymen who identified with the cause of "Independence" 
luring the Interregnum» He was one of the less than 200 ministers ejected during the 
:?reat purge of 1660-62 (from a preachership at Gloucester cathedral) who may un- 
equivocally be labelled an Independent» Bom in 1629» Forbes was, of course too 
'oung to have participated in the proceedings of the Westminster Assembly but he did 

numbers cited are accession n\imber8» 




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demonstrate^ to an iinusual degrees, his identification with the clerical Independ- 
ents such as Thomas Goodwin^ Philip Nje,, and John Owen hy participating in the 
Savoy Conference of 1658 o Reminiscing some ^0 years later, he clearly romanticised 
the Conference, designed hy the Independent ministers, and probably in opposition 
to the \«.shes of the Lord Protector^to make explicit Independent orthodoxy» 

It was a kind of heaven on earth I think to all who were present o 
Such rare elaborate speeches my ears never heard before, nor since a 
We had some days of prayer and fasting kept from morning til 
night o 
(quoted in A» Go Mat thews, Intro» to The Savoy Declaration of Faith and Order , 
London, 1959) 

Though described by Palmer as a "strict Calvinist" albeit "of a catholic 
temper" it is important to recognise that Forbes was reluctant to accept a ben- 
efice in 165^ but preferred to preach at large and to minister to his gathered 
congregation o As he 1^^?ote when he accepted the preachership at Gloucester, 

I could not accept the call to be a Parochial Minister, for if 
I received the Parish Maintenance from all, All would expect me 
to baptise their Children, and administerr the Lord's Supper to 
all, according to long Custom» 

The preachership he preferred as f 

more suiting my Principles; fox I was to hav^e no Parochial Charge, 
and my Maintenance was to come from the State» 
(quoted in G»F.lTuttall, Visible Saints. Oxford. 19579 PP- 139-lA-O) 

The principles that Forbes was here referring to were no mere momentary whim, 
but the expression of a fimdamental ecclesiology, fir^t outlined by Ames, Parker 
and Jacob in the Netherlands, that became the orthodoxy in Massachusetts and, 
later, amongst the Dissenting Brethren» What is involved is a conception of the 
church that differs radically from that adhered to by Anglicans and Presbyterians 
alike and that alienates the Independents from their erstwhile brethren, the 
Presbyterians, just as fundamentally as had the "puritans" previously been alien- 
ated from the "Anglicans"» 

Not that Forbes can even be fitted into a pigeon-hole as narrowly described 
as this, for he was not, like so many Independents, an Englishman, educated at 
Emmanuel, but a Scot8man« who graduated MoA» from the University of Aberdeen and 
came to England in the early l650's» Absence of more detailed information 
causes us simply to wonder about the circumstances that led to a Scottish and 
presumably presbyterian-oriented minister committing himself so fully to the 
Independent cause» For despite several period of imprisonment Forbes remained at 
Gloucester for 52 years after his ejection, ministering to his congregation 
during which time he managed to tin:ite three books, all of them published after 
1688» His works comprise a collection of Sermons on the Psalms , a book of 
Pastoral Instruction , and finally Nehushtan , a tract directed against the 
Quaker, John Elliott» 

This then is the man whose library has found its way to the University of 
Toronto Library» Hopefully, we may see in the collection some of the intellectual 
forces that helped shape a seventeenth century Independent mind although, as we 
have seen, Forbes is scarcely a veiy typical figure» This is altmys, of course, 
a rather risky undertaking, the more so in this case as we have no way of telling 
which of the books he possessed during what must have been the crucial years of 
his life, that is between 16^5 and 16 5^+» Nor do we know the extent to which the 

collection is complete; as we shall see, there is a number of surprising ommissions 
which suggest that at some stage during the past 256 years the original library 
has been dispersed. In the end then, we may have to lower our sights and see the 
collection as ah expression of one seventeenth century Independent's intellectual 
and theological tastes^ rather than of his formation» 

Certainly when we come to analyse those books in his library published prior 
to 1610 and -mritten by Englishmen it becomes difficult to detect much consistency» 
This part of the total collection, numbering perhaps 20 or so works, is impress- 
ively eclectic and could be almost a random sample from the STCo It is, for 
instance, satisfying to see in the collection an early work of that pre-historic 
Independent par excellence, Robert Parker, Minister at Wilton, A Srhol asticall 
Discourse Against Symbolizing with Antichrist in Ceremonies; especially in the 
Signe of the Crosse , I6O7 (AcCo 2A-758)o' It would conform to our understanding of 
seventeenth century English religious history to be able to establish a direct 
connection between a Civil War Independent and one of the progenitors of the 
Independent ecclesiologyo Yet in the same collection we find such a pillar of 
episcopal and monarchicial orthodoxy as Basilikon Doron, or His Ma.iesty's Instruc- 
tions to His Dearest Son, Henry the Prince , 3 Books, London, 1603 (-^cco 259^^)» 

How are we to interpret the fact that a man educated for the ministry in 
Scotland possessed only one work by John Knox - (AcCo 19580) John Knox, An AnstJer 
to a Great Number of blasphemous cavillations -tirritten by an Anabaptist, and ad - 
versary to God's eternal Predestination and Confuted-, I56O? Admittedly, there 
are three of Cartin?ight ' s works, (AcCo 22287), ToCartOTightj. A Reply to an Answer 
made of Dr» Whitgift against the Admonition to the Parliament , 1575 (for the 
others bound with this, see Sinclair, below, items 8-10)» But to counterbalance 
these we have (Acc» 245^7)9 Richard Bancroft, Dangerous Positions and Proceedings , 
published and practised within this Island of Britain, under pretence of Reform- 
ation, and for the Presbyterial Discipline, London, 1593o Johannis Rainolds, Sex 
theses de sacra Scriptura et ecclesia, London, 1602^ a work dedicated to that great 
sixteenth centuiy Calvinist and, simultaneously, puritan-baiter, Archbishop Whitgift» 
Along with these were two other general defences of the Elizabethan church settlement, 
(AcCo 20588), Thomas Bilson, Warden of Winchester, The True Difference between 
C hristian Sub.jection and Unchristian Rebellion, Oxford, 1585 (see Sinclair below, 

item 11), (AcCo 20730), , The Survey of Christ-s Sufferings for Man's Redemption 

and of His Descent to Hades of Hell for our Deliverance , London, 1604» 

If the rationality of what remains in the collection is obscure how much more 
puzzling is what is omitted, Ho\>? are we to explain the fact that there is so little 
of the work of John Calvin, only one work in English and that an abridgement, 
without supposing that we have only part of the original library? (Acc» 2^5^8) ( An 
Abridgement of the Institution of Christian Religion ^>rritten by Mro John Calvin , 
by William Laime, Edinburgh, 1585) » 

There does, however, emerge at least the possibility of there being some 
significant pattern inherent within the collection, as distinct from its being 
imposed upon it by the over- zealous historian, when we note several volumes of 
sermons that may fairly be regarded as puritan in toneo There is, for example, 
(AcCo1956^), The Plaine Man's Spiritual Plough, Containing the Godly and Spiritual 
Husbandrie , by I» Co, Preacher of the Word, London, l607j> a work, incidentally, that 
is not immediately apparent in the STC» Then there is (Acc 21250), A Collection 
of Sermons by Edward Dering, published between I569 and 1597, and bound in a single 
volume» A third work in this category is (Acc» 1937^)» Certain Godly and Learned 
Se rmons preached by that worthy servant of Christ , Mr» Edward Philips, in S» Saviour 
in Southwarko 


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From the volumes that remain in the Fortes Collection that were \irritten 
"by Englishmen prior to 1610, then, we can discern little pattern, with the one 
proviso that there appears to he a slightly disproportionate amoiint of piiritan 
sermon literature» It remains to he seen whether any more rational and satis- 
fying connection can he established between the man and that part of his 
library published closer to his actual lifetime. 



Natalie Zemon Davis 

After 153^, says HoSoBennett of the English book trade, "foreign competition 
[was] wellnigh impossible» The English printer had things all his oivn \ra.y»" 
How can this be true when the great publisher Christophe Plantin was sending 
European editions to fifteen booksellers in London and to several more in Scot- 
land in the 1560's and 1570 's? How can this be true when scholarly English lib- 
raries of the late l6th and early 17th centuries include so many continental 
editions? About 70^ of the 750 books in the theological collection of Anthony 
Higgin (d. I62h), graduate of St» John's College, Cambridge and Dean of Ripon, 
had been printed accross the Channel - to give only one example.* 

This movement of books from Europe to England in the l6th and 17th centuries 
has never been fully studied and is difficult to analyse, depending as it does on 
so many independent variables of market, legal prohibition, printing and trans- 
port costs, religion, travel and literary taste. A look at the European editions 
^ printed before 1610 in the Forbes Collection suggests both the possibilities and 
problems of a broad study; it also helps us to see what a non-Conformist minister 
of the late 17th and early 18th centuries "remembered" of the religious and in- 
tellectual life of continental Europe in the 16th centiiry. 

Of the 1500 books in Forbes' library, only about 125 were printed before I6II, 
86 of them on the continent» Once we move into the 17th century, the ratio 
changes; the great bulk of Forbes' books were printed in England» Here are some 
tables to introduce us to the subjects and languages of books printed on the con- 
tinent before I6II as well as their date and place of publication» 

* H.S.Bennett, Eng-lJRh Books and Rftat^ers. 1/^75 to 1557 (Cambridge, 1952), p»193. 
Colin Clair, Christopher Plantin (London, I960), pp. 208-10» The Library Catalogue 
of Anthony Higgin, Dean of Ripon (l608-l624), ed» J.E.Mortimer, Proceedings 
of the Leeds Philosophical and Literary Society, Literary and Historical Section, 

X (1962) 


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Religious Works 

Bibles ^d-th commentaries 6 

Biblical commentaries & homilies 31 

Biblical commonplaces 1 

Catechisms 2 

Doctrine and anti- Catholic polemic I7 

Church History 1 

Fathers ^ 

Scholastic commentaries 2 

Catholic polemic 2 

Sermonicriting 2 

Secular Works 

Classical authors 10 
Non-classical moral and 

natural philosophy 6 

Other 2 

Total religious works 68 Total secular works 



Latin 81 

Greek or Latin- Greek 3 
English 2 




Before 1$00 1 

1500-1510 1 


1521-1530 3 

1531-15^0 k 

1541-1550 2 

1551-1560 5 











no date 

















Frankfort 8 
Cologne 5 
Wittenberg 3 

Other 8 

Total 2k 





Without place o 

Low Countries 

Antwerp 3 
Dutch cities 4 
Total 7 

Now it could be that the Reverend Forbes o\med many additional works by l6th 
sentury continental authors^ but that they were in editions published after I6IO 
[or in editions printed in Englando I have located, however, only 37 such books 
[in Forbes' library, and they do not substantially change the picture already 

tic"' -■ ■«" 

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Published hefore I6II Sub.jects 

In Latin 3 Religious 11 

In English k Secular 7 

Puhlished after I6II 
In Latin 6 
In English 5 

Total published in 

England 18 


AFTER 1610 

Religious works in Latin 17 Published in 

Secular works in Latin 2 Germany 

— S\jitzerland 

Total works published on the Low Countries 3 

continent after I6IO 19 

Thus, the character of Forbes' collection of l6th century continental editions 
and authors begins to emerge: Latin religious works, most of them originating 
in the last half of the 16 th century and published in the Protestant centres of 
Switzerland and Germany, This selection is interesting, because it differs in 
important ways from that which would have been made by Protestant divines living 
in the later I6th or early 17th centuries. In their libraries the greatest names 
of continental religious reform were represented by many volumes, but they have 
only i2?regular representation among Forbes' books. There is one and only one 
work by Luther - a commentary on Paul's Epistle to the Galatians (Hagenauj 1535); 
one Biblical commentary by Brenz; one from Oecolampadius; and nothing from Melancthon, 
Bullinger or Zwinglio Bucer's De regno Christi is there (Basel, 1557) as are 
Beza's Tractationes Theologicae (2nd ed», Geneva, 1576)0 But Calvin is the only 
major reformer for whom Forbes had more than one edition - a catechism and three 
other works» Even then, he onvned more volumes by the Zurich pastors Ludwig Lavater 
and Rudolf Walther (Gwaltherus, dol586) than by Calvin, 

Secondly, libraries biiilt up by Protestant clerics of the late l6th and early 
17th centuries were richly supplied with the texts that humanist scholarship had 
made available to religious reform: nimierous texts and fresh translations of 
Scripture and critical editions of the early fathers, ForbeSo in contrast, had 
only Konrad Pellican's edition of the whole Bible (Zurich, 1532); that of François 
du Jon and Immanuel Tremellius (Hanover^ 1603; interleaved for commentary, though 
none has been \n?itten); and "pre- humanist" editions in Gothic, with commentary 
by the medieval Nicolas de Lyra (Basel, 1507; Strasbourg, 1^1-92) , No Erasmus, no 
Lefevre d'Etaples, none of the great Estienne editions. Similarly, his con- 
tinental editions of the fathers were limited to Jerome's Epistles , in an edition 
by the Jesuit Canisius (Paris, 1602) rather than that of Erasmus; Salvian's 
De Gubematione. Dei (Geneva^ I6OO); and two Biblical commentaries by Theophylactus, 

The truth is, of course, that the theological problems that exercised Forbes 
were those of his 01m time (see Michael Finlayson's article elsewhere in this 
bulletin and in later issues). Nor did Forbes need to concern himself about 
establishing a correct biblical text. The 16th centuiy continental works in the 
collection point to one activity - the study of the Bible and Biblical commentaries, 
presumably for the piirpose of his o^m sermons. 



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The small number of secular works by l6th century continental authors in 
Forbes' library reveal little of the literary or scientific movements of the 
period» There is only one history book that could have told Forbes what happened 
in Europe in those years: a part of Jacques Auguste De Thou' s Latin History of his 
(hm Time (Paris, I6O8; this volume included the stoiy of the Saint Bartholomew's 
Day Massacre)» Erasmus is the only major humanist to be included: the Ada^ia 
(Antwerp, 1533) and the Colloquia (Leydeni Elzevir, 1643)» There are a few Ramist 
\/orks, such as Johann Heinrich Asltedt's Sy sterna Mnemonicum Duplex (Frankfort, 
1610), a work that seems to have taught little to the reader, who had to i>rrite a 
list of things - to-remember on the fly-leaf - "pay the Taylor» <, „ Hire the Coach, 
Visit my Cousin» „o" 

Unable to read any of the continental veinaculars , Forbes was cut off from 
Ehiropean poetry, stories, and theatre» Du Bartas is his only poet, in an English 
translation of the Divine weekes and workes (London, I6O8)» His most interesting 
scientific work is Theatrum Humanae Yitae (Basel, 1586) by Theodore Zwinger, 
the reforming dean of the Medical Faculty at Basel» Agrippa Of Nettesheim's 
Vanity of the Sciences also appears among Forbes' books in an English translation 
(London, 1676); according to Charles Nauert, this extraordinary physician and 
occultist was frequently mentioned in 17th century England» On the other hand, 
it is a surprise to find in a nonconformist's library the Courtier of Castiglione, 
here in a Latin translation made by Bartholomew Clerke of Cambridge in 1571 
(Forbes' edition is London, 1612)» Perhaps it was used by his pupils» 

The most coherent group of books among Forbes' secular editions printed on 
the continent are the classical texts» Presumably he used these too for his teach- 
ing» Some of them are much marked, such as Cicero's Oration es (Lyonss Jean Frellon, 
I56O; edition not in Baudrier) and a Greek Isocrates (Basel: Thomas Guerin, I565)» 

Where Forbes purchased these books or how much he paid for them he doesn't 
say» Only in his earliest edition - the Latin New Testament, with commentary 
by Nicolas dé Lyra (Strasbourgj. lit-92) - does he \/rite that it was a "gift of 
T„Bro\m»" It is very probable, however, that most if not all, of the sixteenth 
century editions had reached England long before Forbes acquired them» Twenty 
seven of the editions published before 1611 had autographs tirritten in them before 
Forbes -to-ote his o\m name and device» Only two of these owners are definitely 
Europeans: a Dom Vettor of the Society of Jesus, who wrote his name in Bellarmine's 
De controversis Christianae fidel (Paris, 1602) and Rodolphe Walther, who o\med 
two of his o;«i books of homilies and probably a copy of Livy» All or almost all 
the other o^vners are English or Scottish (their names are listed at the end of this 
note^ in case any of them are of interest to readers)» Others of the books have 
no autographs besides Forbes' o;m, but do have English marginalia and English 
phrases \in?itten on the fly-leafs. In only two cases have 16th century o^mers noted 
when they acquired the books? William Le\7is» who bought the Adagia of Erasmus 
in 1533, the same year it was published in Antwerp; and "Whittiker", who obtained 
De Gloria by the Portuguese bishop Jeronimo Osorio in 1589? some thirteen years 
after it was published in Cologne» It seems likelys however, from the character 
of the hand;n?iting that a number of the other editions came into English possession 
during the 16th century» 

Why any particular reader obtained any particular book in the Forbes Collection 
is, of course, not at all evident, except for the school texts» Some of the con- 
tinental editions had, however, original connections with England which made more 
likely their arrival on her shores. Beza's Tractationes Theologicae were dedicated 
from Geneva, 1570 , to Walter Mildmay, Queen Elizabeth's Chancellor of the Exchequer; 
Rudolf Walther dedicated his Homiliae on John's Epistle to Edward VI not long before 
the young king's death and his Homilies on Paul's Epistle to the Corinthians to 



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Edmund Gryndal, Archbishop of York and the Bishops of London, Winchester, Ely, 
ïïor\irich and Burhanio The Protestant Erasmus Sarcerius dedicated the second 
edition of his Latin Method of Teaching Holy Scripture (Marburg, 15^^) to Henry 
VIII, because, he explained, he had learned that the first edition had been 
translated into English at Henry's request»* 

Five of the authors whose works were published in continental cities were 
themselves English: John Knox' Answer to a great Number of blasphemous cavillation s 
written by an Anabaptist was printed in I56O in Geneva during his exile in Calvin's 
city; Thomas Harding's Confutation of Jewel's Apology of the Church of England \ra,s 
published in Antwerp in 1565> for the Catholic Harding had been living in Louvain 
since Elizabeth's accession (see Sinclair, below, item 7)> Thomas Brightman's 
Apocalypsis apocalypseos, dedicated to the holy reformed churches of Britain, 
Germany and Prance, may have been published on the continent (Frankfort, 1609 ) 
because it could not find an English printer: claiming to be under direct divine 
inspiration, Brightman described the Church of England as the Laodiciean Church 
and the churches of Scotland and Geneva as those loved by the Angel of God. 

Finally, two of the English authors had continental publishers primarily for 
business reasons - John Rainolds, the President of Corpus Christi College, Oxford, 
and Robert Rollock, minister of Edinburgh, Rollock's Latin commentary on the 
Gospel of John had first editions in Edinburgh and Geneva the same year (l599) 
and subsequent Geneva editions, including the I6O8 edition in the Forbes CollectioCo 
Rainolds' De Romanae Ecclesiae Idolatria appeared in 1596 in Oxford and then in 
1598 in Geneva. The publisher of the Geneva editions in the Forbes Collection 
was Jacques Stoer, a German who printed in Geneva for almost fifty years» There 
may be more trade connections between Genevan publishing houses and Britain than 
has been previously realized» 

The primary importance of the Forbes Collection does not lie in its l6th 
century continental editions and authors, yet the data reviewed here suggests it 
may yield some fresh insights into intellectual and economic connections between 
England and the continent» 


All legible signatures in editions published before I6II have been included 
other than Forbes', plus signatures from two interesting editions in 1612» Prices 
have been included even when undated, in case they may be of use to some readers. 
Author, short title and place and date of publication are given, followed by the 

Alstedt, JoH», Systema Mnemonicum (Frankfort, 1610 ) | pr„ 6so anno dom» 1628 
Aretius, B., Cqmmentariis ino», epistolas D» Pauli (Geneva, 1596) : DoParker 

1£ 12s. Binding papers: English Bible» 
Bible. Tertius Liber Moysis.o»enaratione Davidis Chytraei, (Wittenberg, 1575) J 

* On this edition, see further J.MoMcConica, English Humanists and Reformation 
Politics (Oxford, 1965), p» 180 ajid Sinclair, below, item 7» 

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Brenz, J., In Evangeliioog secundum Lucam (Frankfort, 15^+1-^2): William Voiles 

iDOoke (see Westhemerus below); Jhon domtines (398^) o 
Brightman, T», Apocalypsis (Frankfort, 1609)! Perkgede. 
Bugenhagen, J», In Epistolam Pauli ad Ephesios (Basel, 152^): Richard Barnes 

(129^); Booke S^ Bitnes (128^). 
Calvin, J», Tractatus theologici (Geneva, I6l2): Jo: Ball pretium 10s o 
Chemnitz, M», Loci Theologii (Frankfort, 159^» 3 vols.): Nato Bernard pretiijm 

hujus et reliquorijm 2 volum» 8s 6do 
Comes, No, Mythologiae (Geneva, I6l2): WoMarshallo 
Erasmus, Adagia (Antwerp, 1533) s Guillielmi Leuisii, 1533, 18d (See Sinclair 

below, item 2)» 
Gerardus, Ao, Be theologo (Basel, 1572): Veni, vide, vince [sic] Anthonius 

Gorus, J, de Sancto Geminiano, Summa de Exemplis et Rerum similitudinibus (Lyons, 

1585): Thomas Leonard pretium 6s 6d„ 
Hippocrates, Aphorismi Graece et Latine (Leyden, I6OI): Duncandus Brunetus Scotus. 
Isocrates, Orationes (in Greek, Basel, I565): Stephanus Yinallus, Thomas Danson, 

John Aikenoydo 
Justinus, Historia (title page missing) : Richard Cramar» 
Knox, Jo, An Answer tOo» ocavillations. o oby an Anabaptist (Geneva, I560): Samuell 

Barnes his oi«i book; Thomas Geater his booke 16^2; also several plays of a 

game resembling tic-tac-toeo 
La Ramée, Po de», De religione Christiana (Frankfurt, 1583) s Thomas; "to Simons 

the haberdasher send the» 00"; "God above & heaven above & iirrath above relent; 

And man beneath & earth beneath & sin beneath repent." 
Lavater, L„, In libres „ » „Chronicoru m (Zurich, 1573): Jo» Chapman. 
Livy; Historiarum (Basel, 155^)' RG (see Walther,R, ); mss. in spine binding from 

reign of Philip and Mary, 
Lubbertus, So, De principiis Christianorum Dogmatum (Franeker, 1591)^ 3s 4do 
Osorio, J., De Gloria (Cologne, 1576); Wittiker, 1589 
Pappus, J05 In omnes Prophetas (Frankfort, 1593): Mr» boyle his booke» 
Plutarch, Moralia (Basel, 1572): Anton» Parker» 
Polanus, Aop Symphonia Catholica (Basel, 1607): binding papers are business letters 

from John Bill, bookseller of London in the late 16th and early 17th c, to 

Mr» John Crosley, Bookseller in Oxford, 
Ravisius, J„, Epistolae (Lyons, 1607); Richard Snay his booke; Joyce his book 

(po 11); Gulielmus Pulley eius liber 16A-0 (p» 154); Richard Wharf e doth not 

o\m this Booke but Josuah 1625 (at back)» 
Robert Bellarmine, De controversis Christianae fidei (Paris, 1602) 2 Dom» Vettor 

Soco Jesuit» (crossed out)» 
Sacchi, Bo, De vitis ac gestiSo » opontificorum (Cologne, 15^0): Guliel» Bocherus 

possessor 6s 8d; Christophorus Windle possesor emit e Jo Knight et aliis et 

solvit 20s» 
Salvian, De gubernatione Dei (Geneva, 1600 )» T„Moozota or Moorota» 
Sarcerius, E» , Methodus Scripturae Divinae (Marburg, 15'^4): James Allen, Wo Masters 

(See Sinclair below, item 4)» 
Thomas Aquinas, Pauli» »o Eplstolas Commentaria (A ntwerp, 159l)s 88, 
Toletus, Fo, Commentaria» 00 in» ooAristotelis De Anima (Cologne, 159^) s iii^, k-d; 

a signature crossed out, perhaps because this work by the Jesuit Tolet \ra,s 

o^vned by Jesuit house (see Robert Bellarmine above). 
Walther, R» In Prophetas Duodecimi » oHomiliae (Zurich, 1582): RG (G for Gwalther) . 

, In Acta apostolorum ''Zurich, I562): Rod, Gualth. 
Westhemerus, B»o Conciliationem» » osacrosanctae scriptura e (Zurich, 1552): Unto 

almightie God» o .Sum Guli Voile (see Brenz abovej» 
, In omnes Psalmos Davidis (Basel, I566): Geo Sley pro viii^» 

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David Sinclair 

Forbes' library is a fascinating collection, for, in a way, we can still visit 
his study as he left it, though in the intervening centuries its contents have been 
visited by fire and flood» My interest here has been to cull the sixteenth-century 
material and to present some of the interesting items; the choice was personal, \ 
an eye for those items which might complement existing collections on campus. The 
selection following does not represent any one trend in the collectiono Though a 
student of seventeenth- century bibliography could well make a study of collecting 
habits from the Forbes stock, the sixteenth-century material is simply not extensive 
enough for meaningful trends to be established» The core of the material is Biblical 
commentarieso A seventeenth-century trend in Forbes' library, the emphasis on 
church and state, is reflected in the Elizabethan controversial literatiire, some of 
which appears below. 


Forbes inscribed his volumes with Fugit hora, tempora , labora o» „, but not, 
alas for the curious librarian, ; the prices paid, or the provenance and date 
of acquisition» A previous o\mer of one of the titles I treat has done so (unless 
I read his shelf-mark for eighteenpence). But we can assume that Forbes was not a 
bibliographer or book-hunter: there is no reason to imagine that his sixteenth- 
century books were actively sought with the purpose of forming an integrated sub- 
ject collection, or for their fine printing or bindings» Forbes was after all a 
preacher^ and the printed word, especially Biblical commentaries, would be the tools 
of his trade» Both the time and his tasks were fleeting, as he so carefully noted, 
and he had no call to spend loving care upon the niceties of bibliography as the 
custodians and users of his library now must do» 

To this end, a selection from among Forbes' books. The annotated bibliography 
follo^iàng has been done with the hope that it may be of reference value» Thus the 
transcription of titles and imprints is rather more full than is seen In usual 
checklists. Language and orthography has been preserved, but typography has in 
most instances been silently corrected» No collation was felt necessary» Authors' 
names, where this has been possible, have been made to accord with the standard 
entries in the Library of Congress catalogues» 

1, Ace 2A-670 

NICOLAS de Lyre, d» 13i<-9? 

Quarta pars dffi Nicolai de Lira cum suis additiffibus» de«n repiicis 
tractans super toto corpore biblie» 

le vnacu 

Colophon: Exactu est Argg'tine insigne ht ac inusitatîT op biblie. 

postillis venerSfdi viri ordinis mlnoft, frTs Nicolai de lyra» àVcn additlSl- 
\jy 2 venerabilê' e^m Paul^ burgf'sem editT ac repiicis mgÇi Matthi'e dorinck 
eiusdem ordinis „», impressum habes iucundissimo» exempletum deniœ Anno in- 
carnate deitatiSo M» cccclxxxxij» die vero Nonaru» iij» Nouê'bri1ï„ <, » » 

Vol» k of BIBLE» Latin, lij-92» 

Printer: Johann Gruninger» ( Johann Reinhard of Gruningen)» 

RBD copy damaged: Sig» a replaced by photo facsimile; waterstaining» 

BMC Icl08; Hain *3169; Goff Bel?» 


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Nicolas de Lyra was a French theologian whose dates are estimated in one 
source to te cBo 1270-134-0. Many editions of his commentaries on the Bible were 
done in the incunabula period; other editions have the work of Paulus Burgensis 
and Mattias Doringk as well. 

Johann Gruninger the printer was sometime at Basle, and at Strasbourg 
from lA^2o He was a correspondent of Amerbach, \ whom he had worked. He 
produced editions of the classics, sermons in Latin and German, medical texts, 
dictionaries, even novels: over 250 titles, by one coiint. He printed for 
others as well, including Koberger» Kristeller finds him the principal rep- 
resentative of the Alsatian school of illustration, and book illustration seems 
to have been his chief concern in printing from the time of his establishment 
in Strasbourg until his death ça» 1531.. 

This is Forbes' only incunabuliim, and not a particularly exciting item. 
The rains of Gloucester have done considerable damage to the volume o 

2. Ace 19943 

ERASMUS, Desiderius, d. 1536„ 

Adagiorum omnium tarn Graecorum, £ Latinortil Aureum fli;iinen, o <. . ex novissima 
D. Erasmi Roto aeditione brevi ctîmentariolo, secundum ordin^ alphabeti, per 
Theodoricum Cortehoevium selectum o... 

An. M„D„ XXX 

Colophon: Adagiorum omnium tam Graecorum quam Latinorum finis. Ant- 
verpiae in officina Martini Caesaris, impendio ac aere honesti viri Godfridi 
Dumaei bibliopolae. Anno ab orbe redempto M.D. XXX, XIIII Calendas Martii, Cum 
gratia et primilegio imperialio 

Bibliotheca Erasmiana (1897) IV, 267.. 

This was the fourth condensed Adagia ; the version contains about 3^^67 
adages with commentary. It was undertaken as a student edition. The adapter j, 
Theodoricus Cortehoevius, takes his name from Kortenhoef, Holland, his birth- 
place. Around 1530 it is likely that he was living at Antwerp; his letter to 
Erasmus at the beginning of this volume is dated there. Only two of his works 
are kno\«i: this Adagia , and B ellum Sophiae ac Philantiae^ Veritatis ac Falsi- 
tatis (Antwerp, G.Dumaeus, 1530)7 

The printer, Martinus de Keyser ( Caesaris) printed some sixty titles in 
Antwerp between 1525 and 1536-7° His widow printed twenty titles between 1536 
and 1539» Of Erasmus' texts, de Keyser printed the following: 

Enchiridion du chevalier chrestien (1529) 

Enchiridion militis christiani (1531) 

Declarationes ad censuras Lutetiae yulgatas (1532) 

De civilitate morum puerilium (1532) 

De praeparatione ad mortem (1534) 
His widow printed Erasmus' Catalogi duo operum ab ipso conscripti et digesti in 
1537o The publisher Govaert van der Hagen (Dumaeus) as a printer had produced 
a Dutch Eusebius in 1534. 

The binding is blind-stamped calf, worn, the central feature of which is 
the laureated head of a bearded man. The decoration is similar to that on the 
\\rork of another by the name of Erasmus in Forbes' collection, Erasmus Sarcerius 

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(see Ace 21959)» Both bindings have heen rebacked, but the covers appear to 
be contemporary with the publications» Profile heads as panel motifs appeared 
in England ça, 1528-30<. They follow by one hundred years a turning in Floren- 
tine portraiture to the finest examples on classical Roman coins and medals» 
The similarity of the Desiderius Erasmus binding to that of the Erasmus 
Sarcerius makes one wonder if the same binder worked at them both» This 
speculation aside, we can tell earlier o\merSo The Adagia was signed twice 
on the title page by one William Le^^fis: Liber guillielmi Leuisiio One 
signing continues: 1533 18 > the latter figure I interpret as the price o 
One Watson has signed the book at the foot of the Epigramma ad lectorem» 
Erasmus Sarcerius unfortunately does not carry Leid.s' signature; it is signed 
by James Allen on the title page, and by W„Masters (and again, Maisters) at 
the endo There is some early marginal commentary» 

Ace 2^^761 

PELLICANUS, Conrad, 1^78-1556 <> 

[Commentaria Bibliorimi ] 

sO dto [Tiguri, Apud Christophonim FroschoveEum^. , mense Auguste Anno MoDoXXXII» ] 

RBD copy lacks sig» A, B (iQ leaves)» 

Title from pol: "Commentarium breve, simplex et catholicum in sacro- 
sanctos viginti quatuor veteris instrumenti Canonicos libres ,oo per Chuon- 
radum Pellieaniom Rubeaquensem » o » . 

k V. in 2, of Bo 

Konrad Kttrsnei* (Pellikan) was called with Oecolampadius as professor of 
theology to Basel in 1523» Three years later he went to Zurich \\fhere he was 
professor of Greek and Hebrew, and eventually librarian» He was closely assoc- 
iated with Zwingli, and had had dealings with Luther, as well as being a friend 
of Erasmus. Pellikan worked for Froben, contributing indexes to the works of 
Erasmus, Oecolampadius and Beatus Rhenanus» He also worked for Adam Petri 
whom he moved to print many of Luther's works» His commentaries came out of 
Froben' s shop in separate lots, over the period between 1532 and 1582» The 
edition to which the present copy apparently belongs is the 1532-^1-6 edition 
in eight volumes» 

Christoph Froschauer (ca» 1^+90-156^) worked in Zurich for Hans Rtiegger 
and married his widow» He was the printer of Zwingli and Bullinger, and became 
the "offiziSzer Drucker des Rates"» Latin, German and English texts of the 
Bible were done in his shop» His nephew and namesake carried on the business 
until 1585» 

(See also notes to Ace 2228? )„ 

it-. Ace 21959 

Sarcerius, Erasmus, 1501?-1559o 

Methodus scripturae divinae, ad nuda didaetici generis praecepta »»»» 
[Marpurgi, Apud Chr» Egenolphum, l^kk^ 


Dedicated to Henry VIII, 



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Cartwrlght, The second replie (22287). Typography 
and spellings indicate foreign printing. This 
passage mentions the controversy between Harding 
and Jewel ( see 24-561 ) • 

Erasmus, Adagia (19%3). 
Detail from a rubbing of 
the front cover, show- 
ing the central motifs. 





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Sarcerius (Sorck) was a German Lutheran, educated at Leipzig^ Vittenlberg, 
Yienna and Rostocko After 1528 he was a teacher at Lubeck» In 1551 he was one 
of the theologians to whom the Saxon Confession was suhmitted for approval and 
subscriptions, and in the follo^ring year was a member of the unsuccessful 
delegation to the Council of Trent, which got no further than Nuremberg. Sar- 
cerius iifrote many commentaries on the hooks of the Bible» His Loci aliquo t 
communes et theologici was translated by Richard Taverner (the translator of 
the other Erasmus) in 1538, the year of its publication» It went throi:igh 
several editions as CSmon places of scripture ordrely set forth o 

Egenolff, Christian, 1502-1555o The printer Egenolphus studied at Mainz» 
He printed at Strasbourg from 1528-1530, and at Frankfurt a/M from 1530-1538= 
He was a prodigious printer in the sciences, medicine, history and the classics» 
In Marbiirg he set up a branch in 1538, and later (15^1 ) took over the Cervicorus 
equipment» He was university printer there until he turned his business 
over to Andreas Kolbe in 15^3» He had a branch at Hohensolms which flourished 
arotmd 15^8» His shop operated through his heirs until l605o 

Binding similar to Forbes Ace 19943» see illustration, p., 1?» 

Ace 21811 

BHTZER, Martin, li<-91-1551o 

[De regno Christi Jesu ,o« libri II» Ad Eduardum VI„ Angliae regem, annis 
abhinc sex scripti .»» D. Martine Bucero autore o»»»] 
Basileae, Per Joannem Oporinum [1557] 

Colophon: Basileae, Ex officina Joannis Oporini, Anno Salutis hiimanae 
M„D,LVII„ Mense Septembri. 

Praefatio signed: Argentorati, Calendis Septemb» Anno MoD„LVIIo SoMoT» 
deditissimi, haeredes defimcti in Christo Martini Bucerio 

RBD copy damaged, with some loss of text» 

Butzer (or Bucer) was bom in Schlettstadt (Selestat) Alsace» A principal 
reformer at Strasbourg, he attempted to mediate the quarrel between Zwingli 
and Luther» He played a significant role in the various conferences prior to 
the Schmalkaldic War between Catholics and Protestants» In 15^8 he fled to 
England, where he was made Regius Professor Divinity at Cambridge» There he 
died three years later» 

The De regno Christi is Butzer' s manual for the establishment of a lasting 
Reformation in England» Drafted sixteen months after he arrived in Englandj, it 
is in two parts» The first consists of an analysis of the idea of the kingdom 
of Christ and of the chief functions of the Church» The second, more practical, 
part has Butzer' s suggestions \ regard to the establishment of this kingdom 
in England, and of the legislation which must go along with it» After cir- 
culating in manscript since Butzer' s death, and being the subject of considerable 
negotiation with printers, the work was sent by Butzer' s secretary Conrad 
Hubert to Oporinus in June 1557» In scarcely two months the printed product 
was ready for the fair at Frankfort» 

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Johann Oporinus, 1507-1568 (whose family name was Herbst), worked for 
Prohen correcting texts in 15260 He iifas a student of medicine, and for a time 
famulus to Paracelsus,, Brooming' s Paracelsus says to Pestus of him: "Oporinus/ 
Has pilfered half my secrets hy this time 0000" (IV, 6l9)o Many accusations 
against Paracelsus — drunkenness, hlasphemy, etc — seem to have proceeded 
from Oporinus, a fact that he regretted at a later date» As an energetic 
scholar-printer he brought out more than 700 items, including the illustrated 
Anatomy of Vesalius» 

6. Ace 20565 


Analysis typica omnium cum veteris, tum novi Testamenti lihrorum historic- 
orum: ad intelligendam rerum seriem, et memoriam iuvandam accomodata o-o. 
Editio quarta» 

Basileae, per Conradum Waldkirch, I6O60 

Pf lâcher was the pastor at the church of Kempt en (pastor ecclesiae Campi- 
donensis), and the author of at least two other hooks: Christliche Predig von 
dem unkraut des Zwinglische unnd Calvinischen Irthumhs oTTo (Regenspiirg, 1584), 
and Veinthetfre, oder Bericht auss Gottes Wort „ » „ (Tubingen, 1589).. The pre- 
face of the Analysis is signed 1587; the same year saw an "editio secunda" in 
London, printed by Bollifanto The Bibliothèque nationale records an "editio 
quinta" of 1587 hy Waldkirch. If this latter is not an error — rare in the BN -■ 
we can assume that Pflacher's book was well-receivedo 

The Analysis is an elaborate series of charts of Bible passages, elaborated 
and dichotimized under the influence of Ramus' "method.'" "Method" ( methodus ) 
was Ramus' term for orderly pedagogical presentation of any subject by reputedly 
scientific descent from "general principles" to "specials" by means of def- 
inition and bipartite division» This scheme made its first appearance in Ramus- 
Dialecticae institutiones, 15^3 o 

Konrad von Waldkirch, 15^+9- 1616?, was printing in Basel from 1584o He 
established the first press in Schaffhausen in 1591-2, an accomplishment where 
Henri Estienne had failed in 1587 o He printed a high percentage of German 
authors, philosophy, & theology. His products include texts in Greek and Hebrew» 

Ace 24561 

HARDING, Thomas, 15l6-1572o 

A confutation of a booke intituled an Apologie of the Church of 

Imprinted at Antwerpe, by Ihon Laet, -jri-th Privilege» 1565o 

Royal arms on verso of title page» 
Dedicated to Queen Elizabeth» 
STC 12762» 

Harding received his MA from Oxford in 1542» He was chaplain to Henry Grey, 
marquis of Dorchester and had a hand in the religious education of his daughter 
Lady Jane Grey» She, when in prison and having heard of his conversion to 
Romanism \jrote calling him the "deformed imp of the devil" and "the unshameful 
paramour of Antichrist"» When deprived of office by Elizabeth, he went to 

t lO 

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Louvain, where he ^irrote his side of the long and wordy controversy \ilth Jewel» 

This text is dedicated to the queen, and is interesting as compared to 
Bilson's work (Acc 20588). Harding writes to Elizabeth: 

Your good inclination towards the auncient and catholike religion 
which the authours of that Apologie \ an odious terme do 
call papistrie, encourageth me not a litle unto your Majestie 
to offer this gift and service. 

He praises Elizaheth's use of the crucifix ("the reverent use of the crosse 
in your private chappell»» » o"), and her "advised staye from hasty and sharp 
persecution, [and] quiet bearing of your sword within the scabbard»" Harding 
concludes the aedication with a polite warning: 

God „oo hath hitherto stayed your Majestie in this moderation which 
we see, and holden backe your princely handes from th'use of your 
sworde against those of your subjectes who stand in profession of the 
auncient and thuniversall faith of all Christendom (from which no 
terrour of sworde can remove them) » » » , 

8. Acc 22287 

CARTWRIGHT, Thomas, 1535-1603» 

A replye to an answere made of Mo Doctor Whitegifte againste the admon- 
ition of the Parliament, by T» C. 

[Wandsworth, J,S», 1573-A-] 

Title page in facsimile» 
STC k711 or 4-712» 

bound with his 

9» The second replie of Thomas Cartiirright : agaynst Maister Doctor Whitgiftes 
second answer touching the Churche discipline» 

Imprinted M,D»LXXV» 

STC k71'*o 

bound his 

10, The rest of the second replie of Thomas Cart\/rihgt [sic]: agaynst 
Master Doctor Whitgifts second answer, touching the Church discipline» 

Imprinted M„Do LXXVII, 

STC 4715. 

In 1569 CartAirright was made Lady Margaret professor at Cambridge and he 
began his attacks on the established church» These were answered from the 
pulpit by Whitgift, who, when he became vice-chancellor in 1570, deprived 
Cart\«'ight of his professorship» He lost his fellowship the follomng year, 
and headed for Geneva» One of the Marprelate tracts claims that Cart\^rright 
filled a chair of divinity there» 

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Cartwright retiirned to England in 1572, the year Field and Wilcox pub- 
lished their Admonition to the Parliament „ This Cart\>rright supported \ 
his Second admonition to the Parliament » The two brought forth Whitgift's 
Answer , and the texts above are Cartwright' s responses» Hooker, in the 
prefatory section to his Ecclesiastical polity, remarks of Cart\\rright : 

Concerning the Defender of [the] admonitions, all that I mean 
to say is but this: there will come a time when three words uttered 
with charity and meekness shall receive a far more blessed reward 
than three thousand volumes in?itten \flth. disdainful sharpness of \ 

It is suggested in STC that Froschauer the yoimger printed the second 
item in Zurich, though Rudolph! (Proschauer, 1869) does not notice the 
title» The type face is certainly "strange" in both the Elizabethan sense 
and the modern; it is a rather squatty Praktur which stands out beside the 
items with which the title has been bound» (See illustration, p» 1?)» 

Ace 20588 

BILSON, Thomas, 1546?-l6l6» 

The true difference between Christian subjection and unchristian reb- 
ellion: wherein the princes lawfull power to commaund for trueth, and in- 
deprivable right to beare the sword are defended against the Popes censures 
and the Jesuits sophismes uttered in their Apologie and defence of English 

At Oxford, Printed by Joseph Bames, 1585° 

Bilson was an Oxford scholar and divine, who became Bishop of Winchester» 
Anthony à Wood describes him as a principal maintainer of the Church of 
England» Elizabeth gave Bilson the task of replying to William Allen's 
Apologie and defence » The queen had food for thought in Bilson' s dedicatory 
remarks: he reminded her that God placed her 

in your fathers throne à and expecteth, as it were in recompences that 
the power which he hath given you, and honor which hee hath heaped on 
you, should bee imployed to protect his trueth, and safegarde his 
Church within your Realme» 

The whole discourse doth so directly and namely treate of your 
Majesties Scepter, Sirorde» and Crowne»»»» Let it appeare o»» that 
Princes are placed by God, and so not to bee displaced by men »»»» 

The Forbes collection also contains his The survey of Christs sufferings 
(London, Melchisedech Bradwood for John Bill, 1604)» This title was his 
magnum opus , also assigned to him by the queen» Other Bilson titles are 
already in the Rare Books Department» 

Ace 25391 

PENRY, John, 1563-1593» 

A viewe of some part of such publike wants and disorders as are in the 
service of God, within her Majesties countrie of Wales o»»» Wherein is shewed, 
not only the necessitie of reforming the state of religion among that people, 
but also the onely way, in regarde of substaunce, to bring that reformation to 


Plat, The .levell house of art and nature 

(19337). The illustrations from Plat's 

text, with some of his comments. 

4 K^^rtAlcfmnft, 


•t God.vichin her MaielHefl couotrie 

e M,vnto chit hish Coon of Ptrl». 

oocooly the neodtideof refbmiog 

i^ftMC«f rdigian «noMg liiMjXople, bw 
A thcoadjr wajr.ia ft|araeeriièaMW% 



ArtandNaturj, 15 

«/. 9^ re$nid ball of Coffer or Utton, thattfillblorv 

the f re verieflron^lte , cnely by the atténuât ion of 

•water into ayreytohich deuice mil alfoferue toper^ 


Penry, A Tiewe (25391). 
Title page (Penrj's type). 

14, Wow to turne f.Jpittes at once with one hande^ 
whereby alfo much fer isfaued. 





[Coventry, Robert Waldegrave for John Penry, 1589] 

Rimning titles A supplication unto the High Court of Parliament, 
Page 83 signed: lohn Penri 
STC 19613 o 

Penry was a Welsh Puritan and thoroughgoing Calvinist, He, John Udall 
(15607-1592), Job Throckmorton (l5^5-l60l) and the printer Robert Waldegrave 
carried out the attack upon the bishops linder the pseudonym Martin Marprelateo 
Penry is credited with being the chief author of the tracts (although the case is 
by no means clear-cut) which had to be secretly printed and published, being 
in defiance of the law» Penry and Waldegrave had fled to Scotland by 1590 
for safety. Though the printer survived to die of natural causes, Penry was 
arrested on his return to London (l592), tried, dra-jm on a hurdle and hanged on 
the charge of inciting rebelliono His Reformation no enemie , published in 
Scotland, 1590, was used as part of the evidence against him» 

A viewe which is sometimes referred to as Penry' s Supplication ,, was printed 
in Penry' s o\m. type and published in March, 1589» The font matched two unsign- 
ed Marprelate tracts, "Martin Jimior" i.e,. Theses Martinianae and "Martin 
Senior , i.e», The .just censure and reproofe of Martin Junior » « » by 000 Martin 
Senior , both printed in that year. So secret was the production of A viewe 
that the printing was done in Coventry, the binding in Northampton, and thence 
the tracts were carried to London» The clandestine press had been removed 
from Fawsley in January, 1589 with a stopover for safety's sake at Norton» 
It left Coventry before May of that year for Wolston Priory, and then was taken 
to Manchester. Penry' s assistant, the binder Henry Sharpe, warned him that 
the similarity of the type of his own signed works and the Marprelate tracts 
"would descry him to be Martin". In his deposition before the authorities 
investigating the secret press, Sharpe stated "The Press wherein they were all 
printed was Penrys, he was the Dealer with men to print them, he had Books 
with the first, he could talk of them before they were printed, and of the 
tymes of their coming forth ooo."* 

Waldegrave, the printer (l55^?-l60'+)i, had had his press destroyed for 
issuing John Udall' s anti-Episcopal treatise A demonstration of the truteth of 
that discipline. .., 1588. He moved with the press as the authorities approached! 
East Molesy, Fawsley, Coventry, finally Edinburgh. There between 1590-93 he 
printed controversial tracts, including Penry' s; he became King's Printer in 
Scotland in 1591. Waldegrave returned to London a year before his death. 
See illustration of the title page, on page 22. 

* McGinn, Donald J. John Penry and the Marprelate controversy , p. 92 

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Ace 19337 

PLAT, Sir Hugh, 1552-1611? 

The Jewell house of art and nature. Conteining divers rare and profitable 
inventions, together mth sundry new expérimentes in the art of husbandry, 
distillation, and moulding» 

London, Peter Short, 159^o 

STC 19991 o 

Three parts, with separate title pages. Illustrated» 

The first edition» Sir Hugh Plat (Platt, or Platte) was a student of 
literature, then science, especially agriculture — in which he made investiga- 
tions "of genuine value" (DNB)» Editions of his many interesting works kept 
on being printed well into the last quarter of the seventeenth century» He was 
a tireless experimenter and correspondent on the topics (from manuring to 
dyeing of the hair) which attracted him. The other parts of The .Jewell house 
having separate title pages illustrate his range: "Diverse new sorts of soyle 
not yet brought into any publique use, for manuring both of pasture and arable 
ground, " and "Divers chimicall conclusions concerning the art of distillationo 
With many rare practises and uses therof, according to the authors o\m exper- 
ience»" That his experience need not be questioned seems to be suggested by 
the note in the Concise DKB: "»»« son of a London brewer; amply provided for 
by his father. o»o" It means to suggest that Plat could easily pursue, being 
well-off, his chemical and agricultural experiments» Some of his other titles 
include: "The accomplisht ladys delight in preserving, physick and cookery" 
(Published anonymously, n„d»), "Delights for ladieSj to adome their persons, 
tables, closets and distillatories" (l602, ten editions before I6k0), and 
"Sundrie new and artificiall remedies against famine" (1596)» 


Richard Landon 

The Rare Book Room of the University of Toronto Library has recently 
received on microfilm an important collection of Archives from the Roman 
Congregation of the Propaganda Fide » They derive from a microfilming project 
by Professor Emmett Larkin of the University of Chicago, through funds provided 
by the American Committee for Irish Studies, Copies of the project are de- 
posited in the Irish National Library and St» Louis University» 

The materials chosen are dra\m principally from the affairs of the Con- 
gregation dealing with England, Ireland and Scotland» The Congregatio de 
Propanganda Fide was formally constituted by Pope Gregory XV in 1622 and 
charged with responsibility for propagation of the Roman Catholic faith in 
countries inthout an established ecclesiastical hierarchy» The Congregation 
was administered by a group of cardinals under the direction of a Prefect, 
meeting monthly at the Congregazione Générale to consider important matters 
arising from the reports of officers of the areas under Congregational juris- 
diction. England, Ireland and Scotland were under this jurisdiction until 1908, 

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Routine business was dealt with at a weekly meeting while matters which 
required special study were turned over to special committees meeting imder the 
Congregazioni Particolari . Records of all materials submitted to and sent from 
the Congregation were placed in an archive, along \ minutes of meetings, 
reports and decisions taken. This accumulation thus contains a wealth of 
primary source material for the historian of covintries under the jurisdiction 
of the Congregation» The archive was divided into several series for admin- 
istrative purposes and has been accessible to scholars for some time, subject 
to the general restriction of the "hundred year rule" common to all Vatican 

Foremost among the series in the present collection are the Actae con- 
sisting of volumes 1 to 226 for the years 1622 to 1862 (S^J- i-eels)» These are 
the minutes of the meetings of the Congregazioni Generali , and the decisions 
there taken upon matter of general importance» These documents, in manuscript 
up to 181? (volume 180 ) and in printed form thereafter, cover the whole 
spectrum of activities of the Congregation. The language employed until 1657 
(volume 25) is Latin, and thereafter the records were kept in Italian o Of 
particular interest to Canadian historians are some reports in this series from 
Quebec, dated in the 1750' s and 1760'So Some of the volumes are prefixed with 
short geographical indices which give an indication of the amount of material 
relating directly to a subject which is found in the volume» 

Complementing the Actae is the series called Scritture originali riferite 
nelle Congregazioni Generali» This collection contains the papers to which 
references were made at the general meetings and consists of reports of bishops 
and other prelates^ of prefects of missions, and of individual missionaries; 
correspondence of Nuncios and Internuncios and church officials, petitions of 
various kinds and a large collection of letters of a miscellaneous nature»The mic- 
rofilm collection at the University of Toronto contains from this series volumes 
101, 108, 131, 136, 138-139, li^l-142, 205, 297, 308, 3^7, 35^, 361-363, 365, 
373, 377-379 and 381 covering the years 1622-1677 (10 reels)» An example of 
the kind of material to be found in this series is provided by Benignus Millet » 
He sets out in detail the contents of a volume largely concerned with Ireland» 
Many other volumes are undoubtedly equally rewarding» For instance, volume 
363 contains papers relating to a specific event, the appointment of P„ Archer 
as Professor of Mathematics in Propaganda College in I652» 

The Congregazioni Particolari met once a week to consider special problems 
referred to it by the Congregazioni Generali » The members of this committee 
could take advantage of expert opinion pertaining to particular areaSj such 
as Ireland» The Congregazioni Particolari is represented by a special series 
of which this collection contains volumes 11-13, 16,18-19» 30» 32, 3A-A5 3^B» 
85, 88, 96, llOj 133, 137, 152 and I58 selected from the years 1668 to I860' 
(20 reels) „ The series contains minutes and correspondency» Some volumes 

1, Benignus Millet» Catalogue of volume 29^ of the Scritture originali 
riferite nelle Congregazioni Generali in Propaganda Archives» Collectanea 
Hibernica; sources for Irish histor y» No» 8 (1965) pp„ 7-37» 

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have short indexes at the end which only provide a minimum of help in locating 

In the interests of efficiency the Congregation set up a numher of suh- 
committees to deal \ specific territorial areas. These sub-committees 
were called Congressi and each has a special series in the archives. The 
series test represented in the present collection is the Scritture riferite 
nei Congressi; Irlanda , of xirhich volumes 1-3^ covering the years 1625 to 1864 
(56 reels) are present» These consist of letters, reports and miscellaneous 
documents which were referred to the sub-committee on Ireland for inspection 
and recommendations and which most clearly represent the scope of the Con- 
gregation's ordinary business in a specific area» Material concerning Ireland, 
however, will also be found among the papers of the other Congressi, as many 
Irish missionary priests worked in England, Scotland and continental Europe» 

Of the Scritture riferite nei Congressi; Anglia , the present collection 
contains volumes 1 to 16 for the years 1627-1863 (37 reels)» This series 
corresponds to the previous one except that its territorial sphere is England» 
There is also a small series called Scritture riferite nei Congressi; Anglia 
miscellanee which lacks volume numbers but covers the years 1637- to approx- 
imately I85O (2 reels)» It consists of miscellaneous letters and documents, 
including some printed reports» 

Scotland is represented in this collection by the Scritture riferite nei 
Congressi; Scozia;, volume 1, covering the years 1623-1700 (3 reels)» 

Another major series represented is called the Fondo di Vienna ; the 
collection contains volumes 12-16, 28, 32, 37 and 72 selected from the years 
I636-I797 (9 reels)» The title gives no indication of the contents as these 
volumes originally formed part of one or more of the large collections in the 
Archives» During the Napoleonic Wars they, along ivlth the rest of the Arch- 
ives, were taken to Prance, but when the other materials were returned to Rome, 
after the fall of Napoleon, these volumes were sent by mistake to Vienna, not 
to be returned to Rome until after World War I., Thus this collection encom- 
passes material from both the Congressi and CongregazionI Generali series 5 
the present selection being material concerning Ireland, England and Scotland» 

There is also one reel of microfilm called Miscellanee varie which contains 
two titles: "Relazione del viaggio di Dionisio Massari, per servizio della 
religione cattolica nell'anno 1645, 1646 et 1647 in Ibemia con Mons» Rinuccini** 
and "Varie, Irlanda ca» 1848o" 

This whole collection has been catalogued and is available for use in the 
Rare Books and Special Collections Divison, and although there are various 
kinds of indexes for most of the materials, this library does not have them at 
the present time» 

The Archives of the Congregatio de Propaganda Fide are part of a working 
collection of materials still being maintained by the Congregation although 
its territorial jurisdiction is now much smaller than it was in the 17th5 18th 
and 19th centuries» The selection of materials in the present collection will 
provide historical sources for the general as well as the church historian 
formerly available only in the Archive building in Rome» 

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Bibliographical Sources of information on the Con|S:reiËcatio de Propaganda Fide 
and its Archives » 

1. Kowalsky, P. Nicola, "Inventario dell 'Archive storico della S» Congrega- 
zione de Propaganda Fide»" Les Cahier de la Nouvelle Revue de science missio n- 
aire , XVII (Administration der Neuen Zeitschrift fur Missionswissenschaft, 
SchSneck / Beckenried / Schweiz, 196l)„ 


2o Millet, ReVo Benignus, OoF„M„ "The Archives of the Congregation de Prop- 
aganda Fide." Proceedings of the Irish Catholic Historical Committee , 1956. 
pp, 20-27. 

3. Fish, Carl Russell» Guide to the Materials for American History in Roman 
and Other Italian Archives o Washington, Carnegie Institution of Washington, 
I9II0 ppo 119-195» 

1^. Daly, Lowxie J» "Microfilmed materials from the Archive of the Sacred 
Congregation 'De Propaganda Fide'." Manuscripta „ Vol» X, no» 3 (1966)» pp» 139-l^^c 

5» Weber, Rev. Francis J. "Roman Archives of Propaganda Fide." American Cath - 
olic Historical Society. Vol. LXXVI, no. k (1965) pp. 2^+5- 251. 

6. Guilday, Peter K. "The Sacred Congregation de Propaganda Fide (1622-1922)." 
Catholic Historical Review VI (January 192l) pp. k78-k9ko 

7o McGloin, John B. "The Roman Propaganda Fide Archives: an Overflow and 
Assessment." Church History XXXIII (March 1964) pp. 8A~91o 

Rare Book Room 

University of Toronto Library 


^formation v 


Volo V, noo 2 

Pebruaiy, 1969 

Tues,, Febo 25 

Wed., Feb. 26 

TueSo, March k 

I Friday, March 7 


Professor Gene Bracker of the University of California at 
Berkeley will lecture on "The Florentine Aristocracy in the 
Fifteenth Century; Social Mores and Values,"" k poiiio 
Room 2110 Sidney Smith Hallo 

Professor Gene Bracker mil give a seminar on "Humanism in 
Renaissance Florences a Problemj a Source and a Perception," 
k pom„n Massey College, Upper Library 

Professor Rosalie Colie, Department of English, Victoria College, 
ivill speak on the organization of the programme for the 'Diploma 
in Renaissance Studies' at the Warburg Instituteo k p^m,, 
Room 10, Victoria College Building, 

Meeting of the Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium. 
Professor Stillman Drake of the University of Toronto will speak 
on "Renaissance Music and Science," 5o30"9o30 pom., Faculty Club» 

Thursday, April 10- Saturday, April 12 - 

Meeting of the North Central Renaissance Conference at Ann Arbor, 
Michigano Chairman of the Planning Committee is Professor John 
Arthos of the Department of English, University of Michigan» 
There will be a dramatic performance on the evening of April 10 
and a concert on Friday evening» Papers will be read on April 11th 
and on the morning of the 12tho 



Un Nouveau Centre d'études de la Renaissance à 

l'Université de Sherbrooke 
The Forbes Collection, by Michael Finlayson 

Pharmaceutical, Medical & Agricultui'al Books in 
the Forbes Collection, by Andrew Watson 

The Forbes Collection, Collecting Habits & the 
Personal Library, by David Sinclair 

Renaissance Legal Works at Laurentian Univ„ Library 

The Catholic Microfilm Center 

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Professor Ho Zins of the University of Lutlin, Polandj has just joined the 
Department of History at Laurentian University^ Sudhury» Professor Zins has worked 
on sixteenth-century economic history and has \\n?itten a hook on Anglo-Polish trade 
in the Baltic Sea„ He has recently completed a study of the memhers of the 
cathedral chapter at Frauenberg, where Copernicus was canon from I5O6 to 15^3» 


The Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium was received at the 
eighteenth regional conference in the Renaissance Society of America as its annual 
meeting in New York this January» The Society is celehrating its 25th anniversary» 
All readers of the Bulletin who are interested in joining the Society as individuals 
amd receiving the Renaissance Quarterly and the annual Studi es in the Renaissance 
may send their annual dues of $8» 00 (.US) to the Renaissance Society of America, InCo, 
1161 Amsterdam Avenues New York, NoY„ 10027.. 


Le Toronto Renaissance and Reformation Colloquium a reçu avec plaisir la 
nouvelle de la fondation d'xm Centre d'Etudes de la Renaissance à L'Université de 
Sherbrooke» On espère qu'il y aura beaucoup de contactes entre les spécialistes 
de la Renaissance à Toronto et à Sherbrooke, Nous publions ici un communiqué du 
professeur J» M» DE BUJANDA, directeur du Centre; 

Fondé en I968 grâce à une subvention du Conseil de la Recherche du Québec, 
le Centre d'études de la Renaissance de l'Université de Sherbrooke a comme buts 

a) Rassembler une documentation aussi complète que possible sur la civilisation et 
la culture de la Renaissance; 

b) Promouvoir et coordonner aux niveaux supérieurs la recherche et l'enseignement 
qui concernent cette période; 

c) Promouvoir, en se servant des moyens les plus modernes, la recherche et le 
travail interdisciplinaires; 

d) Favoriser les contacts et les échanges de professeurs et d'étudiants avec les 
autres centres similaires au Canada et à l'étranger; 

e) Contribuer à l'avancement des études sur la Renaissance par des publications 
scientifiques et par l'organisation des colloques ou des congrès d'étude» 

Le Centre, qui est conçu comme un organisme interdisciplinaire, rassemble 
des professeurs qui ont des projets de recherche sur cette époque et des étudiants, 
au niveau de la maîtrise et du doctorat, qui ont choise la période de la Renaissance 
lomme spécialisation» 

Depuis sa fondation, le Centre travaille à rassembler une solide documentation 
de "base qui permet déjà d'effectuer les premières recherches pour les travaux en 
cours» Les collections, revues, livres, microfilms, etc» sont conservés à la Biblio- 
thèque Générale où une section spéciale pour la Renaissance a été ouverte» 

Un service permanent est assuré au local du Centrep situé à la Faculté des 
arts, où tous les chercheurs intéressés peuvent s'adresser pour obtenir une docu- 
mentation spécialisée et les contacts nécessaires avec les centres étrangers» 

En plus des conférences publiques, qui seront annoncées au moment opportun, 
et des colloques des professeurs intéressés, qui se rencontrent pour communiquer 
les résultats de leurs recherches, le Centre de la Renaissance, d'accord avec les 
départements concernés, a créé pour l'année académique 1969-1970, deux séminaires 
interdisciplinaires crédités par plusieurs départements et facultés» 

1) Guillaume d'Ockham 

2) Erasme et son temps 

L'étudiant qui voudra s'inscrire au programme du Centre et bénéficier de 
ses services devra posséder une bonne foimâtion de base sur la période de la Renaissance 
acquise par des cours du niveau de la licence» Pour pouvoir participer à un de ces 
séminaires, il devra en plus rencontrer le directeur du séminaire» Chaque groupe de 
travail ne réunira pas plus de douze membres» 

Direction du Centre: J» M» De Bujanda, professeur d'histoire 

Professeurs rattachés au Centres 

Michel Azar, professeur de sociologie 

André Bédard, professeur de philosophie 

Joseph Bonenfant, professeur de littérature française 

Guy Brosseau, directeur du Département des études grecques et latines, 

et vice-doyen de la Faculté des arts 
Luce Cnockaert, professeur d'historié 

Jean-Marie Doutreloux, professeur de littérature française 
Jacques Filion, professeur de théologie 
Guy Savoie, professeur des études grecques et latines 
Annette Spiridonakis, professeur de littérature anglaise 
Louis Valcke, directeur du Département de philosophie 
Joseph Tchao, professeur de philosophie 


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^^ The Forbes Collection^ 1610 - 1660 

Michael Finlayson 

In the previous article, in which we considered the quite small number of 
items in the Forbes Collection published in English prior to 1610 we were able to 

suggest only faint signs of a pattern that suggested that the man whose tastes 
formed the Library was an Independent minister» In this article we shall extend 
the analysis to include the very much larger number of titles that were published 
both on the Continent and in England between 1610 and 1660, 

It may be as well to make an apology at this early stage for the arbitrary 
nature of the period chosen. It proved to be convenient, in the light of both 
the tripartite nature of this journal and the extent of my commitments to divide 
the balance of the Collection into two parts» It happened that the most convenient 
point at which the division could be mader, for historical reasons as well as because 
It halved the Collection, was 1660» This, however, has had the unfortunate effect 
of dividing some of the most important series of titles within the collection, in 
particular the 61 Baxters and the 2^' CXirenso In the course of this article we shall 
refer in detail only to those works that were actually published during the pre- 
scribed period but, where relevant, will draw attention to those works published 

In all there are, in the Forbes Collection, 680 titles published either on 
the Continent or in England, between I6l0 and I660o The following tables provide 
us with a very general idea of the overall character of this portion of the Collectiono 

To tal Noo of Titles 

Total Noo published on Continent 
in Latin 1^0 
in English 3 



Total Noo published in England and 

m Latin 
in English 


537 ' 



Date of Publication 

Place of Publication 

1610 - 20 
1621 - 30 
1631 - 40 
1641 - 50 
1651 - 60 
No date 




Land and Scotland 










As I feel scarcely equipped to comment on the Continental works included 
in the Collection, the remainder of these remarks will refer to those which comprise 
the major portion \*ithin this category, those published in England, mostly in Eng- 
1 ish, and mostly written ty Englishmen» Of the Continental works suffice to say 
hat the European writers most amply represented are Johann Heinrich Alsted, of 
whose works there are not less than thirteen volumes, and Johanes Hoomheeck, ten 
of whose Yoliimes were in the possession of Forbes, five having been published before 
1660" and five after the Restoration» 

Of the 53? titles published in England and Scotland between lélO and 1660 
there are 63 that may be described as primarily secular in tone;, the balance;, k7^^ 
being, in general terms, religious» The following tables attempt to provide an 
indication of the general character of the seculaJP works, together with a reference 
to their date of publicationo 

Content Analysis of the Secular Works 

Rhetoric, Logic, Grammar 19 

Parliamentary papers, petitions etco 10 

Metaphysics 7 

History 6 

Natural History 5 

Political Theory k 

Contemporary political polemic k 

Political speeches 3 

Classics, text or commentary 5 

Bate of Publication 

1610 - 20 3 

1621 - 30 2 

1631 - ^+0 11 

16^1 - 50 20 

1651 " 60 27 


Into the largest category, comprising a substantial part of the reference 
library- of a schoolmaster, falls Thomas Blundeville* s Th e Arte of Logic , Johannes 
BuchleT'S Sacrarum p rofanarumq phrasium poetica rum thesaurus. Franco Burgersdyck's 
Institutionum l ogica rum l lbr i dug. a and Charles Butler's Rhetoric libri duo . It is 
worth noting that Forbes possessed two copies of each of these last three titles» 
There is also a work by the "leading classical scholar of his generation" (See 
D.NoBo), Thomas Farnaby"s Phrases oratoriae elegantiores , Eilhard Lubin's Clavis 
Graecae linguae and Henry Cockerams The English Dic tionary. 

In the second category fall the Representation, Remonstrance and Petition 
delivered by Sir Thomas Fairfax respectively in 1647» '^8 and '49, ttJo Petitions 
Parliament from the Lord Mayor of London, of 1646 and 1648; and three Parlia- 
:-en*;ary Ordinances of 1646 -80 Among the published speeches to Parliament in the 
Collection are one by John Pym in 1641, one by William Hakewil, The Libertie of 
the Sub.j ect against the Pretended Power o f Impositions , published in 1641, thou^ 
delivered to the I6IO Parliament» and OllTer Crom:well's Speech to his first Pro- 
tectorate Parliament in January ^ 1655» 


Amongst the general metaphysical and philosophical works are the Scottish 

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divine Rolaert Baron's Metaphysica generalis , Meric Casaubon's a Treatise nnnns-ming- 
Enthusiasm , and Christopher Scheibler's Metaphysica duohus libriSo 

The histories bought by James Forbes include Nathaniel Bacon's Constitutional 
history, An Historicall discourse of the uniformity of the government of England, 
the first part published in 16A-7 and its Continuation following four years later. 
Then there is the Royalist HamonL' Estrange' s The Reign of King Charles and William 
London's The Civil wars of France during the Bloody Reign of Charles the ninth» 

The natural history that is most familiar to us, though it is far from being 
its author's most important work, is Francis Bacon's Sylva Sylvarum , and anthology 
of scientific experiments. The other works in this category are somewhat more 
removeTi from the mainstream of seventeenth century scientific thought» There is 
AlexarràTeT RosB ' s Arcana microcosmi , a treatise designed to undermine some of the 
novelties being popularized by Bacon and Harvey. This is the first of a number of 
works in the Collection ^irritten by Scotsmen, many of them teaching at Forbes' alma 
mateT, the University of Aberdeen, Finally there is Pedro Mexia's The Rarities of 
the t/oTldo On the basis of the collection Forbes appears to provide us with at 
least one example of a puritan \irho treats the seventeenth century scientific rev- 
olution \T±th something less than complete respect» 

The proportion of the Collection dedicated to political theory is equally 

spars'e» There is the Paraenesis ad aedificatores imperii in imperio by Louis du 
Moulin, Reader in History at Oxford, together with its Corollarium , published the 
follDT;v±rrg- year, in 1657; another reactionary work by Forbes' compatriot, Alexander 
Ross, ' Lgviathan dra-tm out with a Hook, and Samuel Rutherford's famous treatise. 
Lex Rex; the Law and the Prince» 

Looking at the secular titles in the collection as a whole, 47 of which 
were published during the period of the revolution, they are clearly academic and 
bookish, there being very few titles referring to contemporary political events» 
Almost the only titles in this category are by the Royalist divine, Michael Hudson, 
The Royal and Royallist's Plea , the anonymous King's Cabinet Opened, and Francis 
Osborne's A Persuasive t o mutuall compliance under the j^Te-RP-m ^n^r^i^m^-^ . This is 
cleaïly the library of a scholar, a minister, and a schoolmaster, a man who took 
little interest in contemporary political events - always assuming, as we must, that 
we have here the library as it ;iras in 1660» The absence of any of the works of 
political theory that abounded during this period, perhaps the most fertile in the 
history of English political thought, is surprising and revealing» The parliamentary 
theorists of the early 1640 's, the radicals^ like Lilbume, Walwyn and Overton, 
later in that decade, and the republicans under the Commonwealth, are all unrep- 
resented» It remains to be seen whether Forbes was equally unmoved by the Exclusion 
crisis of the next generation» 

Obviously the significance of the collection aS an index to the formation 
and character of the mind and interests of an Independent puritan and later noncon- 
formist lies in what comprises its major portion, the religious titles published 
in Britain, upon which we shall now focus oui attention» The following two tables 
provide a rough guide to this segment of the collection as a whole» The first 
attempts some sort of content analysis of the 474 works, while the second lists all 
those authors whose books fall in this category and who are represented by at least 
three volumes. 


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Content Analysis of 4?^ works in Forbes Collection, religious in character, published 
in England and Scotland between 1610 and 1660» 

lo Published before 16^1, or published later in a first or subsequent edition, and 
puritan in tone» 

a„ Doctrinal, anti-Catholic polemic. 

bo Exegetical 

Co Bibles, Commentaries 

2o Written in defence of the Established episcopal church 

3. Written and published, l6kl - 60, puritan in tone. 

ko Civil War Sermons 

5. Mainly concerned with intra-puritan disputes, frequently 


6o 1641 - 60 Exegesis 

7o Miscellaneous 



Authors represented by 
3 or more titles» 

Richard Baxter 
Jeremiah Burroughes 
Richard Vines 
John Preston 
Thomas Gataker 
Anthony Burgess 
David Dickson 
Thomas Jackson 
Thomas Taylor 
Robert Bolton 
John Otiren 
Obadiah Sedgvirick 
Edward Leigh 
William Twisse 
James Ussher 
John Weemes 
Thomas Fuller 
Samuel Rutherford 
John Saltmarsh 
Andrew Willet 
Henry Ainsworth 
John Ball 
Paul Baynes 
William Bridge 
Nicholas Byfield 
John Davenant 
Christopher Eake 
John Goodwin 






Noo of titles 
published 1610-60 


11 (mostly sermons) 

























Total Noo of Titles 
in Collection 



























jq 10 

r f 





Henry Hickman 2 ^■ 

William Lyford 3 3 

Thomas Manton 2 12 

William Perkins 3 3 

William Prynne 3 3 

Ed\ra,rd Rayner 3 3 

Nehemiah Rogers 3 3 

195 276 

Strikingly apparent within the collection is the considerahle hody of sermons 
and doctrinal works delivered or written during the two generations hefore the Civil 
War though often published or republished later» Such, for example, are the sermons 
of Henry Smith, delivered in St» Clement Danes to his late Elizabethan congregation, 
and published by Thomas Fuller in l6$7o Haller has referred to these sermons as 
"something like a household book for Sunday reading"» [W, Haller, The Rise of 
Puritanism (New York, 1957)» p. 30»] 

There are no less than fourteen titles of the sermons and works of John Preston, 
puritan courtier and Master of Emmanuel College, Cambridge, until his death in 1628, 
as well as the three volume collection of the Works of William Perkins and seven vol- 
umes, mostly sermons, of another great preacher, Thomas Taylor, and three volumes of 
each of John Ball, Paul Baynes and Henry Ainsworth» 

While there are a number of omissions it would be true to say that this section 
of the Forbes Collection provides strong support for William Haller' s thesis concerning 
the importance of the Puritan brotherhood that thrived in the underground church in 
England 1590-1640, ana whose influence was largely -vcrought by their sermons. Most of 
the prominent puritan preachers who flourished in England during the two generations 
prior to the War were to be found on the shelves of James Forbes, attesting to the 
influence of their loritten as well as their spoken wordo 

The significance of the presence in the collection of this considerable body of 
puritan brotherhood literature together with the obviously religiously radical charac- 
ter of the Civil War tracts is underlined by the relative absence of works in defence 
of the established church» It is interesting to note that of the approximately 45 
titles in this category half were actually ^/ritten by bishops of the church» These 
range from Thomas Cranmer's Reformatio legum ecclesiasticarum, a volume of sermons' 
delivered by Lancelot AndreweSç, The Pattern of catechistal doctrine at large ^ three 
volumes by the Bishop of Salisbury, John Davenant, two by George Do^mame^ Bishop of 
Derby and one each by Patrick Forbes, Bishop of Aberdeen and by William Forbes, 
Bisla^p of EdinbuDgh, and four works of the Archbishop of Armaghj James Ussher» Perhaps 
it is significant that the Bishop most represented in the collection was USsher, whose 
scheme for a reduced episcopacy could conceivably have led to a settlement of the 
ecclesiastical issue in 1641 since it comprised the basis of the presbyterian's posi- 
tion at the Savoy Conference which followed the Restoration» One must, of course, 
aliirays be irary of superficial generalisations since the collection also houses the 
Works of the leading Laudian defender, Joseph Hall, Bishop of Non^ich, and also Peter 
Heylyn's The Undeceiving of the People in the point of the Tithes» 


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While Haller-s thesis concerning the existence and influence of the Puritan 
■brotherhood ap^rears unquestionahle and is supported "by the Forhes Collection he is on 
less solid ground when he \\n:ite8 that - 

"the disagreements that rendered Puritans into preshyterians, independents, 
separatists and baptists were in the long run not so significant as the 
qualities of character of mind and of imagination;, which kept them all 
alike Puritan"» [Haller, Opo cito c, p» 17 o] 

I believe that it can be argued that the differences between the "Puritans 
of the right" and the "Puritans of the left" were no less "fundamental" than those 
which, prior to 1641, distinguished the Puritans from the Anglicans o That "puritans" 
of whatever hue mostly became "Dissenters" after 1660 stems less from that alleged 
intrinsic "homogeneity" of the movement which made disputes over ecclesiological 
questions mere trifles than from the peculiar circumstances surrounding the eccles- 
iastical settlement of I66O-I0 [This whole question has been argued in greater 
detail in my unpublished PhoDo dissertation at the University of Toronto Library, 
"Independency in New and Old England, 1630-1660: An Historiographical and Historical 

To this question the Forbes Collection is marginally relevant» After all, 
Forbes \m8 an Independent minister for 50 years after 1654, albeit an atypical one» 
Almost 300 voliimes in this Collectionr were written and published during the period 
1640-1660 [out of a total number of approximately 22,000 titles published and collected 
during this period by the newsagent George Thomason]» These were the formative years 
of Forbes' life^ between the ages of 11 and 31> when he took the remarkable step of 
emigrating from Royalist, Presbyterian Scotland to become an Independent minister to 
a gathered congregation at Gloucester under the Protectorate» 

The majority of these nearly 300 volumes were actually t/ritten by ministers 
who came to be ejected from the Church of England in the purges of 1660-2, though 
to label them all "puritan" or, after the Restoration, "nonconformist" is to oversim- 
plify a gtoup which is rather more heterogeous» The most Conspicuous name that falls 
within this, the largest single category, is that which comes most nearly to dominate 
the whole colleôtionj namely Richard Baxter, who was responsible for no less than 
nineteen titles that fall within this period, and 61 overall» There seems little 
doubt that during this early period and for the remainder of hie life Forbes vae pro- 
foundly impressed by the minister from Kidderminster» Yet ve also know from his 
involvement in the Savoy Conference of 1658 that Forbes identified himself with the 
cause of Independency» Hence we must infer that he attributed a great deal of im- 
portance to what is central to Independency, namely the attempt to combine a belief 
in a sectarian and voluntarist type of church with acceptance of a national church, 
united on fundamentals» On this question of church government, thought by Haller to 
be peripheral to the puritan mainstream, yet regarded by contemporaries as lather more 
important, Forbes clearly dissociated himself from the views of Baxter» 

Forbes' adherence to the Independent polity expresses itself in the Collection 
though, again, we must be careful of draining too firm conclusions on the basis of what 
is rather intangible circumstantial evidence» Bearing in mind their numerican in- 
significance - ten out of 121 members of the Westminster Assembly of Divines dissented 
from its generally presbyterian recommendations - the works of Independent ministers 
are perhaps disproportionally present in the Collection» Jeremiah Burroughes, one 
of the Dissenting Brethren at the Westminster Assembly has 18 titles in the catalogue, 
while the name of John Owenp Cromwell's principal theological adviser, occurs 2k 
times, though only 6 of these books had been published by I66O» In fact, all five of 
the Dissenting Brethren who were responsible for the Apologetical Na rration in 164A-, 
Thomas Goodwin, Philip Nye, William Bridge, Jeremiah Burroughes, and Sydrach Simpson 

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were represented in the Collection^ though it is noteworthy that the seminal tract 
is missing» These five together who with John Ch^en, comprise the leadership of 

Independencjr tefore the Restoration, were responsible for 58 volumes in the Collection, 

some of themj, of course, falling beyond 1660» In addition to the works of the English 
Independents in the Collection, there are also some by New EnglanderSj whose involvement 
in the ecclesiastical controversies in England in the lé'+O's has often been underestimated 
by historians,, John Cotton^ the principal theorist of the New England Way, is represent- 
ed by two volumes, though not by his work in church government but by an Exegesis of 
Sto John's First Epistle, and A Modest and Clear Answer to Mr» Ball's Discourse of 
Set Forms of Prayer » Also included in the collection is Richard Mather's influential 
Church- government and church-covenant discussed, Massachusetts did provide, after all, 
the model for the Independent Way: thus it is not surprising that their two principal 
theorists of ecclesiastical polity should be knoxm to and read by Forbes» 

At the same time, of course, and here we catch the limitations of this approach 
to an historical problem, we must recognize that most works in this category were 
actually i\rritten by divines who between 16^0 and 1660 came to identify with the cause 
of"Presbyterianism"o Not that this is surprising since of the approximately 2000 
divines ejected at the Restoration, the proportion of "Presbyterians" to "Independents" 
was about 7 si» 

The whole question of tracing intellectual influences is never clear-cut; 
for every volume, elaborating upon the Independent polity or dealing \/ith more general 
theological or inspirational themes by Independents, one could name five by divines 
adopting a position to the left or right» To the left there are, for instance, four 
volumes by the radical secretary, John Saltmarsh, several more ^y Walter C^addock, 
and a defence of Fifth Monarchy by John Archerp The personall raigne of Christ upon 
earth» On the right there is the large collection of Ik titles, mostly sermons, to 
the House of Commons, by Richard Vine, nine volumes by Thomas Gataker,and eight 
volumes, mostly doctrinal, by a third and equally moderate, i»eo presbyterian, member 
of the Westminster Assembly;, Anthony Burgess» 

The Forbes Collection does not provide us with so refined a tool that we may 
plumb the depths of his mind during these crucially formative years of his life» Yet 
it does provide an index to his major pre-occupations» In addition to the works of 
feSkfegesis, the sermons and the doctrinal and inspirational ^vritings one expects to 
find in a clergyman's library^ we find a relatively large number of books relating 
tb ftcclesiological subjects, anyv/here from +he conventional presbyterian solution 
tot^Ounded by John Bumsley to the radical questions of Edward Burroughs, He certainly 
'.thsii^es the ecclesiological concerns of his generation and the shape of his library 
Mt only makes his involvement in the Savoy Conference unsurprising;, but also^ suggests 
that the question of church- government was more vital than Wm» Haller was prepared to 
ÔônOede» It remains to be seen whether this is peculiar to the Civil War period or 
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A Note on the Pharmaceutical, Medical and Aispricultural Books in the 

Forbes Collection 

Andrew Watson 

The Forbes collection contains three seventeenth-century pharmacopoeias, all 
published in London and related in varying ways to the Pharmacopoeia Londinensis 
of 1618, the earliest English pharmacopoeia, sponsored by the London College of 
Physicians, which became the first pharmacopoeia officially adopted by a nationo 
One of these, Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis Londini , (London: ToNewcomb, 1682) 
is a later edition of a revision of the above work carried out in 1678 o Here the 
reader learns how to make pharmaceutical preparations and how these should be 
taken, but not when to take them or what to expect» In the margins, against the list 
of simples, are written the English translations of the Latin names of simples; the 
writing appears to be in Forbes' hand» These annotations perhaps suggest that the 
o;mer actually used the book;, possibly in jninistering to himself or more probably 
to his parishioners, and that he was unfamiliar with Latin plant nameSo Both these 
suspicions receive some confirmation from the other two pharmaceutical works in 
the collection: Pharmacopoeia Londinensis (London: ThoSo Dawkes et al» , 1685) 
and Pharmacopoeia Bateana (London; SoSmith & B» Walford, 169^), both by William 
Salmon, "Professor of Physick"» These works are both in English and explain the 
useSp as well as the preparation, of mixtures; although not annotated, both books 
show some signs of use» 

The two medical books in the collections, Scholae medicae ad candidatorum 
examen pro Laurea impetranda subeuhdum (Leyden: Jo Maires 1628) by Abraham Fram- 
besarius and Thesaurus medicinae practicae (London: RoBoulter, 1673) are both, 
as the title of the first suggests, elementary books; even so, they do not appear 
to have been much used and are not annotated» Was the giving of pharmaceutical 
advice id.thin the compass of a parish priest, while medical advice ira,s not? 

Gentlemen, even those who took little interest in farming, often had in their 
libraries a few works on agriculture» The two agricultural works in Forbes' 
library, however, are unusual in being very early and rather specialized» Hugh 
Plat t e ' s Th< Jewell House of Art and Nature» » » together with sundry new experiments 
in the Art of Husbandryg Distillationy and Moulding (London: Peter Short, 159^) 
contains practical advice on a wide variety of household, workshop, and farmyard 
problems, such as how "to make an artificial Malmesie'"s> how "to make smooth or 
glistering floores or wals" and how "to hold a hot iron barre in a naked hand"» 
(•TDip your hand in molten glew and strew the powder of home burnt to ashes upon 
the glewo»»")» For farmers the book contained little that was novel (unlike another 
work of Platte's which urged the planting of grain seeds in rows and at spaced 
Intervals, a radical departure from the usual practice of broadcasting and one which 
vas to be adopted only later); the books however, made ma.ny ingenious suggestions 
and there are splendid illustrations of the gadgets and machines Platte advocated» 
The other agricultural work» Reynolde Scot's A Perfite Platforme of a Hoppe Garden 
(London: Henry Denham, 1578) is the second edition of a work first published two 
years earlier which is the earliest book in the English language devoted solely to 
the gro^ of hops» English ale had first been adulterated with hops in the 
fifteenth century, the practice having come from Flanders; but the public and 
officials were both at first extremely suspicious of the new brew which Andrew 
Boorde, for instajicep considered the "natural drink for a Dutche man"» Gradually, 



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however, tieer tecame the more popular than ale: by 1598 a foreign visitor could write 
that "the general drink is beer«„„ excellently well tasted, hut strong and what soon 
fuddleSo" The appearance of a number of books on hop growing reflects the growing 
demand for hops in the making of beer» One might suspect that the book came into 
Forbes' collection almost accidentally, but his copy is abundantly annotated in his 
o\im hand and the annotations show a wide experience of hop growing» Can Forbes 
have had a hop faimi? 

(Edo note: In a later issue of the Bulletin Professor Watson will publish a supple- 
ment to his earlier article on agricultural manuals in the University's 
Libraryo In collaboration with Professor Roberta Styran, he is also 
preparing an article on our collection of pharmacopoeias)» 




What follows is, despite its appearance, neither free association in the 
presence of columns of figures, nor a parody of statistics (one of the adjuncts of 
modem library science which is truly scientific) o It is a tentative way to begin 
to come to grips with the building of a personal library if one is allowed the 
initial assumption that a man builds h is library -- that it grows with him, not 
untended, but with his care» 

It must be said straightway that my discussion needs great amplification by 
example in order to make any distinct claims about the collecting habits of Forbes 
as revealed in his existing library stocks If a full-scale study of his collection 
were made, that study would have to be prefaced by the generalizations sind qualifi- 
cations I put forth belowo I must stress how well aware I am of the dangers of over- 
simplifying the problems at hand and of the vague nature of much of the "data"» This 
in my defense in case bare numbers — which seem often to convince us when words 
fail — lend too definite a tone to this essay» 

Personal libraries are I think built up by association» Names or genres or 
subjects become established early, and the collection builds outward from them» We 
do not expect Forbes' library to be like Wing in miniature: we expect his prejudices. 
even his curious lacunae» We will never know how Forbes built up his collection^ about 
this we can make only careful generalizations» If he has a high number of first ed- 
itions of contemporaries such as Baxter, we should be safe in assuming that he got 
hold of those texts, in the main, relatively soon by seventeenth-century book trade 
standards after their appearance» It will be seen from the email sampling which 
follows that Forbes acquired on the average one-third of the output of individual 
titles by those of his contemporaries in whom he seems to have been interested» This 
is not surprising when one considers that Forbes had a great interest in controversial 
literature, and it is surely indicative that Forbes' habits of acquisition were not 
random» Similarly, if we assume as I have done that most titles were probably acquired 
(this need not always be taken as meaning "purchased") relatively soon after publication. 


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we can postulate a steady interest in the publishing career of certain individuals» 

M7 thesis is really a proposal: that a personal library can he studied, not 
merely eiraineratedo That we could, through some effort and if the survey weïe broad 
enonghj use Humeri cal data to certain advantage» Does the proportion of one sort of 
books' heW in a library relative to the number published in a similar time-period vary 
significantly from individual to individual? Or is it constant, based on a large sample 
of pefstmal libraries? Would a comparable library in another century show a radically 
different' figure? What of the proportion of classical texts: is a relatively low per- 
centage among Forbes' books consistent with what we know of seventeenth-century educ- 
ation in" Scotland? What of the conspicuous gaps? Do we too readily assume that an 
educated man intellectually active in the latter half of the seventeenth century 
would hare the works of Milton in his possession? Forbes has but one item» If enough 
data cou:ld be assembledj bare figures would begin to help us understand the intellec- 
tual life of the times o We have bibliographical records against which we may reflect 
the data: the Term catalogues (from I668), Wing, Maunsell's catalogue of "divinity" 
(l59'5)ç. contemporary booksellers' printed lists, institutional donation registers, 
and other private libraries» Jayne notices 21? private libraries between I6OO and 
1640 in his Library catalogues of the English renaissance (Berkeley, University of 
California Press, 1956)» ~ 

From Michael Finlayson's article I have taken six names dealt with» Of course 
others could as well have been chosen, and of course Baxter's name is an obvious choice» 
I span the period covered in the Finlayson article, and beyond that to include the pub- 
lishing careers of all six figures» Using Wing, and STC where applicable, I have 
plotted every distinct title (second and later editions are not counted) within five- 
year time-unitSo I then surveyed Forbes' stock including the "bound-withs" in the 
same iray» 

The tabulation, for what it is worth, follows» The grouping of Forbes' items 
in the five-year periods by imprint date is again subject to the qualification that 
it is probable that most of the titles were acquired soon after their appearance, 
though Forbes' possession of two Baxter items with imprint dates between 1700 and 
1704 where no new titles of Baxter appeared reminds us that we are on thin ice here» 
The publishing statistics by themselves begin to show patterns, and might be ex- 
pressed graphically to some advantage» The last column shows the Forbes holdings as 
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Now I want to glance "briefly at another point of view» A provincial Anglican 
priest's library which seems to be roughly contemporary with Forbes' is catalogued in 
the Miscellanies of the Philobiblon Society o* The introduction does not tell us, un- 
fortunately, who might have formed the collections, but it does state that it "appears to 
have been collected within a limited period, and to have received no subsequent additions" 
(po 16) o It concludes with a comment which as well describes the Forbes Collection: 

The bibliographer will look in vain for any work of surpassing interest; 
but the curious reader may find in these pages a faithful account of what 
iras then considered a useful library of reference for the theological 
student „ 

We may leave my statistics for a few comparative notes of interest for these two 
seventeenth-century collections» Perhaps these notes make more persuasive the thought 
that the man makes the books as much as the books make the man, and that the personal 
element in a library can be isolated and studied» The Tong library, for example, 
has no Baxters at alio Burroughes, Gataker, Owen, Seàg\irick and Vines are similarly 
unrepresented» I am not surprised to find that both libraries have Salmasius' De guber - 
natione Dei ; more interestingly, both possess Pflacher's Analysis typica testamenti » 
They share an Alsted Encyclopaedia , 1630 (the only Alsted in the Tong library, as op- 
posed to a dozen items among Forbes' books); both possess Burnet's History of the Ref - 
ormation of the Church of England, which might be expected, Comenius' Janua , Thomas 
Manton's Practical commentaryoooon the Epistle of James^, 1657 (the only Manton in the 
Tong library, but one of twelve in Forbes'), and at least sixteen other items in 
common» Where Forbes has none, the Tong library has thirteen items by Jeremiah Drexelio 
( 1581-1638), an Augsburg Jesuit whose many works encompassed topics from theology to 
astronomy and Hermetic literature and were translated into English and even into Welsh 
in the seventeenth century» All thirteen are foreign printings, being the products of 
Cologne or Antwerp» Beside Forbes' two Erasmus items, Tong' s library has a higher per- 
centage: seven texts, including a 15^0 l^ew Testament» Forbes' interesting Quaker 
holdings, which include a broadside, are not paralleled in the Tong collection» The 
Tong library, by my quick count, has 3^2 items» Among them are some twenty- eight 
classical texts, a slightly higher proportion, I imagine, than Forbes' library can 


We have begun to see how much one personal libraiy can tell us about another» If 
enough material could be gathered from such sources as Notes and queries (that grave- 
yard of raging issues where, the writer of the article on the Tong library assures us, 
much data on personal libraries has been interred) and from the sources Jayne specifies, 
work of value could be done on this very interesting aspect of the seventeenth- century 

Botfield, Beriah» "The catalogue of the minister's library in the Collegiate Church 
of Tong, in Shropshire, with some notes of that structure", Miscellanies of the 
Philobiblon Society . 3 (1856-5?)» 

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Robert Toupin, SoJ» of the Department of History of Laurentian University has 
kindly suhmitted to the Biilletin a list of rare legal works o;med by the University 
Library» Of these, the editors present all those published up to the early eighteenth 
century as our first Addenda to the Finding List of Renaissance Legal Works to 17OO 
(R & R, IV, noSo 1-3) o We have assigned to each book a category and number so as to 
indicate its relation to the earlier list, 


I Roman Civil Law JKM 

Rom l^^ol Corpus luris Civilis in IV partes distinctum » „ o Laur 
Notae „ o o DIONYSIO GOTHOFREDO, authore 
Geneva: Chouet, 1628 
1st volo only 

[Five other editions of the Corpus with notes 
by Denis Godefroy are listed under Roman Civil 
Lawo See R&R IV5 14 for a note on Godefroy] 

II Canon Law 

Can 37 ol Preuves des Libertés de l'Eglise Gallicane o Laur 

Parie: Sébastien Crajnoisy, I65I 
2 volso 

[Cano 37? located at Trinity, is a 1731 
reprinting of this collection of documents 
pertaining to the French Church] 

Can 53 Le témoignage de l'Université de Paris au sujet Laur 
de la Constitution Ifaigenitus» 

III National and Customary Law 


i) Treatises 

PEVRET, CHARLES (l583-l66l)o A distinguished orator and 
councillor in the Parlement of Burgundy» Among his 
works is a description of an uprising in Dijon in 1630 and 
the royal judgment on it» 

Pr 9c.l Traitté de l'abus et du vrai sujet des Laur 

appellations qualifiées de ce nom d'abus» 
Lyon: Jean Girin, 1677» 3rd ed» 

[This work was first published in Dijon in 1653] 

Pr 15ol Les Oeuvres de Maistre CHARLES LOYSEAUp advocat en Laur 

Parlement, contenant les Cinq Livres du Droict des OfficeSs, les 
Traitez des Seigneuries^, des Ordres et simples Dignitezo 
Paris: Rob«rt de Ninville, I666 

K[See Fr Ik and I5 for earlier editions of these 
important works by Loyseau, I566-I627 ] 

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iii) French Customary Law 

ko Paris 

Fr 260I Co2T)s et compilation de tous les commentateurs Laur 
anciens et modernes sur la Coutume de Paris .„o 
Paris: Nicolas Gosselin, 1714 
2nd volo onlyo 

[Claude de Ferriere was bom in Paris in 1639 and 
died in 1715» He taught canon and civil law at 
Reims» The above compilation first appeared in 
Paris in 1685 o This is the second edition, pre- 
pared "by his son Claude-Joseph de Ferriere] 

iv) Edicts and Decrees 

Fr 45<.l Compilation» o odes Ordonnances, Edits, Déclarations Laur 
et Lettres Patentes des Rois de France, qui con- 
cernent la Police, la Justice et les PinanceSo», 
depuis l'année 987 jusqu'à présent, par Mo GUILLAUME 
Paris: Veuve Moreau, 1715 
2 volso 

[An earlier and shorter version of this work was 
published in Paris in 1687» Guillaume Blanchard, 
son of a laiTjer in the Parlement of Paris, be- 
came first secretary to Lamoignon, president of 
the Parlement» Guillaume also published a genealogical 
history of all the presidents and councillors of the 
Parlement of Paris o He died in 172^1-] 

v) Pleas 

PATRU, OLIVIER (l60ij-l68l)o Bom of a Parisian legal family, 
Patru was celebrated for his eloquence and was elected to 
the Académie Royale in 1640» During the Fronde, he was one 
of the defenders of the Cardinal de Retzo In his pleas, 
he attempted to purify his language of all unnecessary 
erudition and Jargon» 

Pr A-9ol Plaidoyers et oeuvres diverses» Laur 

Lyons: Hilaire Baritel,, 1698 

[The first edition of this work was Paris, I67O] 

IV Miscellaneous and Comparative Law 


Mise 25.1 Histoire des Traités de Paix et autres Négociations Laur 
du dix- septième siècle depuis la Paix de Vervins 
jusqu'à la Paix de Nimegue: où l'on donne l'origine des 
prétentions anciennes et modernes de toutes les 
puissances de l'Europe» 
Amsterdam: J»P»Bemard, 1725 
2 volSo 


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[This work was written by JEM YYES DE SAUTT 
PREST, a councillor in the Grand Conseil 
of the archives for foreign affairs. He 
died in 1720] 

Corps universel diplomatique du droit des 
gens content un Recueil des Traitez d'alliance, 
de paix, de trêve, de neutralité de commerce, 
d'échangBo o odepuis le temps de Charlemagne 
jusques à présent, <,» par M» Jo DUMONT» 
Amsterdam: Brunei and Wetstein, 1726» 
8 vols, 

[Jean Dumont \ra,s hom in France and died 
in Vienna in 1726, After a military career 
and travels in Europe, he stopped in Holland 
to publish a work critical of Louis XIV and 
his government. Unable to return to France 
he stayed in the United Provinces teaching 
law and writing on history and politics. 
He then moved to Vienna, where he was 
historiographer to the Emperor] 

Supplément au Corps Universel Diplomatique du 
Droit des Gens, contenant un Recueil des Traitez» 
Amsterdam & La Haye, 1739- 
5 vols, 

Volo lo BARBEYRACs Histoire des Anciens Traitez, ou 
Recueil historique et chronologique des traitez 
(avant Charlemagne) 

Volo II-III, ROUSSET, Supplément au Corps Universel 
Diplomatique du Droit des Gens, contenant un recueil 
des Traitez, 

Vol, IV-V„ DUMONT and ROUSSET, Le cérémonial 
diplomatique des cours d'Europe, 




PUFENDORF, SAMUEL (l632-l69^)o See R&R, IVp 120 for biographical note- 
Mise 28,1 Le droit de la nature et le droit des gens, Laur 

ou système général de la morale, de la jurispmidence 

et de la politique. 

Londonj Jean Nours, 1740 

3 vols. 

[This work first appeared in Latin at Lund 
in 1672, See Misc. 27 and 28 for other 
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The Editors of the Bulletin have been informed of a library project in Calif- 
ornia vhich may be of interest to our readers, especially to subscribing libraries. 
Six Catholic colleges in the San Franclsco-Los Angeles area have joined together to 
create' the Cart holic Microfilm Center, an independent corporation presently located 
at th"ë Alma College Library, PoOo Box 1258, Los Gatos, California 95030„ 

The purpose of the CMC is to collect on microfilm a wide selection of 16th 
century texts on religious history and related subjects» The material so far 
collected is offerjted to any libraiy for $20,00 a roll or 20 cents a foot. During 
the summer of 1968 the Center filmed about 893 titles of Reformation material from 
the Evangelical Seminary in Herbome, Among the authors represented by five or 
more \irorks are uickolaus von Amsdorf, Jakob Andrea, Theodore Beza, Johann Brenz, 
Heinrich. Bullinger (23), Niels Hemmingsen, Peter Martyr, Caspar Schwenckfeld and 
Valentin Weigel» A complete listing of authors and titles is available from the 
Director, John J, Alhadef, SoJ» 

The CMC operates with the advice of Carl E. Nelson and Charles McCoy of the 
Pacific School of Religion, and of Louis Spitz of Stanford University, along with 
the librarians and faculty of the Graduate Theological Union in Berkeley. Up to 
this point they have been filming theological material primarily, but they are 
prepared to film any material to aid scholarly research in the field, and ^ to 
promote the sharing of libraty resources. The library and college plan to remove 
to Berkeley in 1970, but for the present the address is as above. 




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Vol. V, no. 3 

May, 1969 

Editors: Natalie Zemon Davis, Department of History, University of Toronto; 
John A. McClelland, Department of French, Victoria University 
in the University of Toronto; James K. McConica, Pontifical 
Institute of Mediaeval Studies, Toronto 

Editorial Assistant: Germaine Warkentin 


Some Renaissance Schoblbooks in the Osborne Collection, 

by Germaine Warkentin 2 

The Forbes Collection, 1660-1712 (conclusion) 
by Michael Finlayson 

Recent Acquisitions at the Newberry Library 

A Checklist of French Political and Religious Pamphlets, 
1560-1635» in the University of Toronto Library, 
by Natalie Zemon Davis and John A. McClelland 

Index to the Checklist of Pamphlets 




Renaissance and Reformation has gro\m over the past five years from a few pages 
in length to a substantial size and from a readership of a few dozen to three hundred. 
With this growth, new arrangements have been made for its publication. Henceforth 
it will be printed by the University of Toronto Press and have a more convenient 
size. It will continue to come out three times a year. The cost will be roughly 
the same; precise details will be included in the subscription notices mailed out in 
September. The bulletin will continue to focus on resources for research in the 
period of the Renaissance and Reformation. Periodically, special printings will be 
made of major articles that have appeared in R&R , bringing them up to date -- articles 
such as the finding lists of emblem books and of Renaissance legal literature. 

The new editor of R&R will be Professor John A. McClelland of the Department of 
^ench of Victoria University in the University of Toronto. The associate editor 
111 be Professor James Estes of the Department of History of the University of Toronto. 

(continued on page 17 ) 





A small group of titles in the Toronto Putlic Libraxy's splendid Osborne Coll- 
ection of early childrens' books is from the period before 1700. The smallness of 
the number reflects the fact that the commonest early childrens' books vere works of 
instruction, and they simply wore out after decades of use. But it results also 
from the collecting habits of Edgar Osborne, whose interest in imaginative literature 
for children led him to collect only a few representative examples^ of the early school- 
book. The library has, however, added a number of sixteenth century titles since the 
collection was housed there, and more are purchased from time to time. 

The present Renaissance holdings of the collection (53 titles before 1700 out of 
8000 accessions including serials) represent many kinds of early young peoples' bookSo 
They range from a black-letter grammar (Strasbourg, 1505 ), through the popular tale 
Valentine and Orson (in what is believed to be a rare edition of 1688), to one of the 
earliest of "modem" children's books, the Histoire ou Contes du temps passé of Charles 
Perrault (Paris, 1697). There are two editions of the influential Horapollo (rec- 
orded in RM's "Census of Emblem Books in Toronto," II (3) 1-7 and III (l) 2-13), three 
mathematical works, a number of titles typical of the formal grammar school curriculum, 
a recusant catechism, a superb broadsheet ABC which we reproduce on page 6 , and 
many books to instruct youth in devout and proper behaviour. These last fall into 
the category of courtesy literature, and will perhaps be treated in another issue of 
R&R . The books to which I have limited myself in the list that follows are those 
that a yoiong person might have met during his formal education, whether that of app- 
rentice or gentleman. 

Though there are one or two rareties, several items not in STC or Wing, and some 
very beautiful books that witness to the stature of the Osborne collection, the only 
titles that can be approached as a group are nine interesting items of Aesopiana^ 
Several of the six continental editions of Aesop employ the same pool of woodcuts; 
sometimes, however, cuts have been redra\m, as we can see in the several versions of 
"senex et mors" on page ^. Except for the smallest books, the Aesops follow the 
miscellaneous format of such volumes; most contain some selection of Aesopian fables, 
\rith Latin renderings by Avienus and perhaps Valla and other authors, the Vita of Planudes, 
and most frequently the mock-epic Batrachomyomachia (Battle of the Frogs and Mice) 
once ascribed to Homer. 

A seventeenth-century cause célèbre is reflected in the elegant Aesop printed 
at Oxford in 1698, which contains 158 fables in Greek, ten in Hebrew, and eight in 
Arabic (in each case with parallel Latin) and another sixty in Latin alone» The 
text of Aesop was an issue in the battle during this period over the superiority of 
"ancients" to "modems." The preface of the Oxford Aesop (illustrated on page '+ ) 
takes the side of the "ancients" in loftily patronizing the scholarship of the 
"modems'" Richard Bentley (who had revealed that the Fables , though ancient, were 
spurious), but on a later page the editor, Anthony Alsop nervously displays the man- 
uscript and printed sources from which his fables were chosen. The volume is dedicated, 
in the high vein of the Dunciad , to James Scudamore, Viscount Scudamore of Slego, with 
verses by Alsop beginning. 

Augusta pub es: ô per antiquiae Domus 

Spes summa: surgens Scudamoreorum decusj 

For his services to poetry and scholarship, Alsop was rewarded with a mauling m the 
very passage of Duncaid lY in which Pope savages Bentley, 

Some titles that had to he omitted from my list of schoolhooks may nevertheless 
interest readers of R&R . One in particular is The Images of the Old Testament , 
lately expressed, set forthe in Ynglisshe and Franche, with a playne and brief 
exposition, (Lyon, Jean Frellon, 1$49)» This is a beautifully printed edition of 
Historiarum veteris Instrumenti icônes , first published in Lyon in 1538 by Mo & Go 
Trechsel. The fine engravings are after drawings wholly or in part by Hans Holbein 
the Younger. The French verses are probably by Gilles Corrozet, but I have not been 
able to trace the author of the English versions. John Dunton's The Young Student's 
Library , "by the Athenian Society, "(London, 1692, Wing D 2635) cannot have been in- 
tended for schools. It is really a species of seventeenth-century Reader's Digest , 
amiably mingling excerpts from \in?itings on philosophy, theology, voyages, natural 
science, etc. Three books that fall beyond my terminal date of 1700 are: a pair of 
"Lily" grammars bound with Lily's Rules Construed , of the 17th bentury schoolmaster 
William Haines (London, William Norton, 1704-5); an edition of Cato prepared by another 
17th century educator, Charles Hoole (London, R, Harbin for the Company of Stationers, 
1728) :and the';twelfth English edition of Comenius' Orbis Sensualium Pictus (London, 
So Leacroft, 1777). 

Some of the books listed here have not yet been catalogued in the Osborne Coll- 
ection. Many more have been purchased since the first published catalogue listed a 
mere 3000 volumes in 1958. Miss Judith St, John, Librarian in charge of the collection, 
who gave me valued assistance in preparing the list of schoolbooks, says that a new 
printed catalogue is now being contemplated, 

(N.B, The listing attempts to reproduce the wording of titles faithfully, but 
capitalization and punctuation have frequently been regularized,) 

Some Renaissance Schoolbooks in the Osborne Collection: 

[a. B.C.] Tabulae abcdariae puériles, 

[Leipzig, Valentin Babst, ca, 15^4] 

[Illustrated on page 6 . Records of the Osborne Collection report, "The 
p^rinter has been identified by typographical comparisons. This is probably 
one of the oldest instruction sheets to have survived, ,,, , A few specimens 
were discovered about 1925 in a record office in Germany,"] 

^ . [The Oabome Collection possesses an English Bible of 1606 in the 

original binding. Pasted inside the front 'and;:back èovers are two quarters of an 
illustrated English A,B,C,, date unknoim, apparently printed at York,] 

[AESOPOS] Aesopi fabulatoris clarissimi, très & triginta fabulae ,,, ab Laurentio 
Valla e graeco in latinum sermonem conversae, 
Paris, Simon de Colines, 1521 
19 leaves, 

[Bookplate: ex libris: Jos, Neve,] 

, Fabellae Aliquot Aesopicae, in usum puerorum selectae, 

Antwerp, Christopher Plantin, I566, Ills, 
66 pp, +6 unnumbered. 


Ç>C10 extitiffè mnnuUos qui acerrimè contender enty 
. \ has qtue vulgb circumferuntur Afopi Fabulas^ 
où MCopo illo Fabularum Philofbpho nonfu- 
ijfe confer iptas : quod nuperrimè fecijfe audio Richar- 
dum quendam Bentleiutn Firum in volvendis Lexicù 
fatù ailiffentem. Mihi veto non tam Autorù nomcn 
quàm Libri materiam (^ utilitatem expendenti^ exhibc- 
re fufficit Fabellas fi non ab ^fbpo, ad illitis faltem 
mentem C? normam compofitas^ quas proinde iEfopi- 
cas infer ipfi. Earum quas nunc edo 0taffiierit Jutor^ 
inquirendum iis relinquo quibus plurù efi Scriptorem 
fcire^ quàm ex Scripto proficere. 

Neque vero de Fabulis dubitari mirum efi cum RÇ6- 
pus Autor fit in incerto. Phryx an Saniius an Thrax 
fueritper Scriptoret Clafftcos ambigere licet : quid Pla- 
nudes Monachus ad fui fimiles fcripferit, non mo- 
ramur. De Pc.rentibus Ejus minus confiât quam de 
Autor e Fabularum ; Hos ne Planudes quidemper otii 
fui diligentiam tnvenit. Servit^ iEfbpum, credimut 
Herodoto, cui credtdit Plinius ; fuijfe etiam Rlio- 
dopidis meretricts confervum ; Xantho an ladmoni 
fervierit an utnque^ fueritne Xanthus iSe PhilofophaSy 
& cujtu SeHte, difceptandum aliù relinquimus : mrum 
enimfiqua fit celebrttas^ non efi illa virtutibus ipforum 
propriify fedfervifui fama tribuenda. Si ut plerif- 

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edited by Anthony Alsop and published 
at Oxford by John Croke in 1698. 


Woodcuts from four editions 
of the fables of Aesop. 

1) Antwerp, Plantin, I566 

2) Lyon, Jullieron, l6l^ 

3) Lyon, Tournes, 1632 

k) Amsterdeun, Ravestyn, 1672 

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Aesopi Phrygis fabulae elegaxitissimis eiconibus veras animalium 

species ad vivum adumbrantes. 
Lyon, Jean II de Tournes, 1582 
410 pp. + 6 pp, of Index 

o [Ae]sopi Phrygis fa[bu]lae, elegantis [simis] iconibus illustratae 

Lyon, Jean Jullieron, l6lif 
427 pp. + Indices, 

t [Another edition of the 1582 Aesop above. T.po much tattered,] 
. Fabulae Aesopi Graece & Latine, nunc denuo selectae .». ex decreto 

D.D. Hollandiae ordinum in usiim Scholarum, 
Amsterdam, Joan. Jansson, 1653, 
160 pp, 

[Prefatoty Greek verse by Daniel Heinsius. Contemp, sig, on t,p.] 

. Aesopi Phrygis Fabulae Jam recenter ex collatione optimorum exemp- 

O O 9 O O O 

lariiim emendatius excusae , . , 
Cambridge, John Field, 1662. 
xvi + 174 pp. Wing A 717 

[ No illustrations. Contemp, sig, on t=p«] 

Fabulae Aesopi Graece & Latine, nunc denuo selectae 

Amsterdam, Johannes Ravestyn, 1672. 
160 pp. + ills. 

[Appears to be another edition of the 1653 Aesop above^ ] 

. Fables of Aesop and other eminent mythologists: with morals and re- 

flexions, by Sir Rogert L'Estrange, Kt. 
London, printed for R. Sare et al,, 1694, 
xii + 476 Wing A 707 

[One volume of the second edition of L'Estrange' a heavily moralized English 

version of Aesop. Sign. "loLoPhilips", on t.p, 

Fabularum Aesopicarum delectus o 

Oxford, at the Sheldonian Theatre, John Croke, 1698. 
128 pp. •+ Indices» Wing A 729 

[Edited by Anthony Alsop, Contemp. sig. "F. Bagshaw", Label: "Arbury Libraryo"] 

[ALVAREZ, MANOEL] Emmanuelis Alvari e Societate lesu de Institutione Grammatica Pro 

Illyricis accomodata a Patribus eiusdem societatis Libri Très, 

Rome, Franciscus Caballus, 1637 

416 pp. 

[One of approximately four hundred editions of this work by the eminent 
Jesuit grammarian, first published in Lisbon in 1572, Several indications 
of provenance, including inscription on t.p. "Bibliotheca Colbertines" 
and stamp "Bibliotheca Heberiana."] 

[COMENIUS, J. A.] Janua Linguarum Trilinguis, sive, Johannis-Amos Comenii Janua 

Linguarum Novissime ab ipso Authore Recognita, Aucta, 

Emendata: Adjunctis metaphrasi Graeca et Anglicana versione «<,,<, 

London, Roger Daniel, 1662, 

xvi + 274 + Index, with 16 numbered drawings. Wing C5518 


(Another edition,,) 

London, J. Redmayne and J, Williams, 1670 

xii + 274 + Index, with drawin^j^s here interspersed in text. Wing C5519 

Compendium octo partium orationem. 

[Strasbourg, Matthias Hupfuf, I505 (Colophon)] 

66 leaveso 

[Black letter. A grammatical treatise in five parts. The examples used 
seem to be primarily from the schoolroom setting. Part IV contains rules 
for translating from Latin to German, Part V consists of precepts on elegant 
writing abstracted from Valla. "Ouvrage souvent réimpr» " (Graesse). The 
earliest dated edition I have been able to trace is Amerbach, Basle, 1^89 „ 
This edition not in Schmidt, Répertoire, or in Ritter, Histoire » Possibly 
very rare . ] 

[FAERNO, GABRIELLO] Centum fabulae ex antiquis auctoribus delectae et a Gabriele 

Faemo Cremonensi carminibus explicata. 

Leyden, House of Plantin, printed by Christopher Raphelengien, I6OO, 

173 pp. Many woodcuts. 

[Each fable is set forth with a picture, a verse of varying length, and a 
moral. There is dedication to Cardinal Charles Borromeo.] 

Gradus ad Parnassum; sive, novus synonymorum, epithetorum, phrasium poeticarum, ac 

versuum thesaurus, . „ . An uno e Societate Jesu. Editio ïïovissima. 

London, Benjamin Took and Thomas Cockerill, 1694. 

768 pp. 

[Not in Wing. Sig. on t.p. The confused history of this very popular 
phrasebook can be surveyed in Sommervogel, Bib. Com» Jésus , I, 16*^-6, and 
II, IO9I-6. This edition is after the verion of Paul Aler, S,Jo, who was 
active in Jesuit literary and theatrical affairs about this time»] 

[GODWIN, THOMAS] Romanae Historiae anthologia recognita et aucta. An English 

Exposition of the Roman Antiquities oc. for the use of Abingdon School. 

London, Printed by RoW, for Peter Parker, I66I, 

vi + 240 pp + Index. Wing G 990. 

[Prefatory epistle by Godwyn to Dr. John Young, Dean of Winchester, STC 
records nine editions of this popular handbook from I6l4, and there are 
16 more in Wing, the last in 1695»] 

[JUVENAL AND PERSIUS] D. Junii Juvenalis Satyrae in usum Scholae WestmonasteriensiSo 
London, John Redmayne, 1677« 
pp, 122, 

[Not in Wing, This is the only early copy in the Osborne Collection of a 
standard author of the classical curriculum. Pencilled notation "no 
other copy kno\m." Bookplate of William B, Heberden, Elmfield, Exeter,] 

[LILY, WILLIAM] A Short Introduction of Grammar generally to be used , „ , 
Oxford, at the Sheldonian Theatre, 1675, 
pp, unnumbered. Wing L 2294. 

bound with: 

Brevissima Institutio seu ratio Grammatices cognoscendae ,,, 
Oxford, at the Sheldonian Theatre, 1675» 
335 pp. Not in Wing. 

[The earliest set in the Osborne Collection of the famed l6th century grammars 

kno\m simply as "Lily."] 

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[OCLAKD, CHRISTOPHER] Anglorum Praelia ab anno Domini 132? anno nimirum primo in- 
clytissimi Principis Eduardi eius nominis tertij, usque ad anniam domini 1558. 
Carmine s\iimnatim perstricta. 

London, R. Newbery, assigned by Henry Bynneman, 1582, 
Angl. Prael and Eliz . unnumbered, Kettus 97 pp. STC 18773. 

[includes Ocland's Elizabetha , and Neville's Kettus, sive de furoribus 
Norfolciensium Ketto duce . On April 21, 1582, the Privy Council ordained 
that Anglorum Praelia , first published in 1580, replace the lascivious 
heathen poets' f(5r laseërn schQdïèk'Z.'- T.W.Baldwin (Shakspere's Small Latine , 
I, 111-2) doubts that the order remained long in force. The order is 
printed on the t.p. of this edition. STC lists four editions 1580-82.] 

[PARDIESv I.G.] J.J. Elementa geometriae ... per P. Ignat. Gaston Pardies S.J. 
Gallico Idiomate conscripta, nionc vero post tertiam editionem in usum studiosae 
juventutis Igtinitate donata. 
Jena, Tobia Ohrling, 168^+ 
24 leaves 168 pp. + Index. 

[Pardies' Siemens de Géométrie was first published at Paris in I67I. This 

Latin translation is by J.A.Schmidt, professor of theology at Helmstadt. 

Prefatory epistle to Nicholas Christopher Lynckerus.] 

[PATER, JOHN] Artificial versifying, or the school-boy's recreation. A new way to 
make Latin verses whereby anyone of ordinary capacity, that only knows the A.B.C. 
^ and can count 9 (though he understands not ^e word of Latin, or what a verse means) 
may be plainly taught, (and in as little time as this is reading over, ) how to make 
hundreds of hexameter verses, which shall be true Latin, true verse, and good sense» 
London, printed for John Sims, 1677. 
ii + 20 pp. 

[a Mechanick approach, \/ith tables. Not in Wing, but the 1958 Osborne 
catalogue says that a third edition, of 1685, has been recorded.] 

[RECORDE, ROBERT] The Ground of Artes: teaching the perfect worke and practise of 

Arithmeticke ... Made by M. Robert Record, D. in Physiche .0. 

London, Heniy Middleton for John Harrison, I586. 

560 pp. 

[Recorde's famous arithmetic was first printed in 15^2. No I586 edition is 
listed in STC. Dr. John Dee worked on the augmentations for revised editions 
of this work, and a verse by him appears at the end, where there is also a 
plug for the school run by John Mellis of South\/ark, who prepared additional 
tables. Black 'letter. ] 

. The Groimd of Arts teaching the perfect worke and practise of 

'Arithmeticke ... made by Mr. Robert Record Dr. in Physick, after\/ard augmented by 
Mr. lohn Dee ... aaad since enlarged by lohn Mellis »o, and now diligently perused by 
Robert Hartwell, Philomathemat ... 
London, Thos.. Harper for John Harrison, 1631. xxvi + 622 ppo 

[a later edition of this much revised work, now with Hartwell' s address 
cannily introduced at the end. STC lists an edition of 1632, entered 29 
June, 1630 (STC 20809).] 

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[R03IKS0N, HUGH] Scholae Wintoniensis phrases Latinae <, » » The Latine Phrases of 

Winchester School ... hy H. Robinson, D,D. ... Published for the common use and 

benefit of the Grammar schools. 

London, printed for A. Moseley, to be sold by S. Speed, 1661. 

About kkO pages. Third edition. Wing R 1683. 

[Heavily inscribed by boyish hands on the endpapers and prelims o The 
pages at beginning and end are disordered, suggesting the copy has been 
badly rebound. Wing lists ten editions from a "second" in I658 to l685o] 

[SHIRLEY, JAMES] Via ad Latinam Linguam complanata. The Way made plain to the Latine 

Tongue. The Rules composed in English and Latine Verse: For the greater Delight 

and Benefit of Learners. By James Shirley, 

London, printed by R.W, for John Stephenson, 1649. 

125 pp. Wing S 3492. 

[a product of the famed playiirright • s original career of schoolmaster, which 
he resumed after the suppression of the theatres in I6k2. Dedicated ful- 
somely to William Herbert, son of Rt. Hon. Philip, Lord Herbert, with 
cunning reminders of his Pembroke and Sidney connections. Prefatory 
verses by seven literary friends. No other editions in Wing. Sig. 
"Richard Bro\mes Booke."] 

[TERENTIUS AFER, PUBLIUS] [[Flouros for latine speaking. 

London, Thomas Berthelet, I56O,]' 

203 leaves. STC 23901. 

[This is an edition of the compendiiim made by Nicholas Udall in 1533 from 
the similar collection put together by Cornelius Graphius in 1530. T-p-, 
of this copy is missing; almanac material bound in at beginning and end. 
Annot, in several schoolboy hands, including the ancient verse "Hie liber 
est meus ..." Bookplace of Francis, Duke of Bedford.] 

[VAUX, LAURENCE] A catéchisme or Christian doctrine necessarie for children and 

ignorante people . . . 

[Antwerp?] 1590. 

Pages unnumbered, STC 2^-62?^ 

[First published in Louvain, I567]. The appended A brief fourme of confession 
first appeared in 1576 and the two parts were brought together in 1583= 
Vaux wrote this work (which became very well knoim) for the children of 
refugee English Catholics to whomche was once schoolmaster at Louvain, He 
died in an English prison in 1585. This copy is marked "Lincoln Cathedral 
Library," and appears to be the copy listed in STC which has migrated to 
Toronto. ] 

[VIVES, JUAN LUIS] loannis Lodovici Vivis Valentini, Introductio ad sapientiam, 
Satellitium sive Symbola, Epistolae duae de ratione studii puerilis » , , 
[An twerp,, (Ant onius) Dumaeus, 15^2 (Colophon)] 
Pages unnumbered. 

[A popular work for the introductory years of the grammar-school curriculum, 

Annot. on t,p. Bookplate, "Robert Wilmot,"] 

[WINGATE, EDMUND] Mr, Wingate's Arithmetick, containing a plain and familiar method, for 
attaining the knowledge and practice of common arithmetick, , „ [revised] by John Kersey, 
London, printed by S,R. for R.S,, to be sold by J. Williams, 1678, 
xii + ^kk pp. Seventh edition. Wing W 3001, 

[Dedicatory epistle to Thomas, Earl of Arundel and Surrye, Contemp, 

signature "Mar. Gibbin" on t.p,] 


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THE FORBES COLLECTION 1660-1712 (conclusion*) 


Michael Finlayson 

We come now to a consideration of the final section of the Forbes Collection, 
acquired by him some time between the Restoration in 1660 and his death in 1712» 
(This is to ignore those 9 titles which, since they were not published until after 
1712, may for obvious reasons not be regarded as significant as an index to the 
mind of this particular late seventeenth century nonconformist clergyman.) In all, 
this part of the Collection numbers 763 titles. The following tables provide a 
guide in terms of place and date of publication of the works, and in terms of their 

Date of Publication 

Place of Publication 


': England 



New England 

























Total published on Continent 45 

in Latin 43 

in English 2 

Total published elsewhere 

in Latin 
in English 





The most obvious feature of the table is the continued decline in the import- 
ânôëOf 'Continental works, noted initially in my previous article (See Vol. V, noo 2, 
p. k) although it might be remasrked that the trend was reversed during the first of 
the 5 decades xmder consideration here. Almost all of the k^ titles are the works 
of Continental Protestant theologians and exegates and form the basic reference 
library for a learned prêcher. There are 7 volumes by the Dutchman Gilbertus Voet, 
and 5 each by Johannes Hanbeeck, Melchior Leydecker and Herman WitBius» 

See the earlier articles In E4cR .Y, 1-2 by Michael Finlayson, David Sinclair and 
Natalie Z. Davis on the Forbes Collection, recently acquired by the Rare Book 
Room of the University of Toronto. 



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The balance of this part of the Collection was published in England and 
Scotland with the exception of 2 works published in Ireland and 1 in Bostono While, 
as ve have seen, Forbes' library contained a number of works that were actually 
iirritten by New Englanders, Increase Mather's Meditations on Death is the first ex- 
ample of a work published there that was acquired by the Gloucester Independent o 
According to Evans, this edition of Mather's work is actually the 1321st title 
kno\«i to have been printed in the American colonies. 

Looking at these volumes published outside the Continent between 1661 and 
1712 we can make a broad distinction between those 112 that are fundamentally 
secular in tone and contait. and those 6O6 that might be described as religious. 

The following table attempts roughly to provide a general analysis of the 
content of the 112 secular works. 

Contemporary political polemic 


Rhetoric, Grammar 








Natural History 




Pari, papers 


Contemp. eco. soc. institutions 







Date of Publication 

1661-70 Ik 

1671-80 27 

1681-90 27 

I69I-I7OO 32 

1701-1712 12 


Once again the non- religious works in the Collection are those of the school- 
master rather than of the student of contemporary affairs, although the proportions 
are slightly different from those listed in the previous article» Forbes appears 
to have been at least a little more interested in the politics of the Exclusion 
crisik in the 1680' s than he had been in the earlier period. His library contains, 
for instance, Robert Filmer' s The free-holders grand inquest touching our sovereign 
lord the king and his parliament , published in 1680 , as well as Shaftsbury's Letter 
from a Person of Quality to his Friend in the Countiy, published five years before,. 
There is also a copy of Robert Ferguson's account of the stormy parliaments of 
1680-1, A Just and Modest Vindication of the Proceedings of the Two Last Parliaments; 
There are also three volumes of The Historical and Political Monthly Mercury ; cover- 
ing April, 1697, August, 1703 and Februa2?y, I7O6. Finally there are two copies of 
the Republican Henry Neville's Plato Redivivus, both published in 1681, 

Indicative of the peculiar bias affecting Forbes' choice of titles is the 
fact that while he possessed three works by John Locke they were scarcely the ones 
that we would now tend to regard as most important. While the first one is no sur- 
prise. An Essay concerning Human UndprRt^ jujinp ;^ the other two reflect Forbes' 
genuine pre-occupation. First there is A Cbpmon-place Book to the Holy Bible and 
secondly A Paraphrase and notes on the Epistles of St. Paul . 

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The second major category into which Forbes' secular titles fall includes 
English sjid Latin, grammar, rhetoric, logic, etc Here the works are similar to 
those considered previously and range from William Ronksley's Regiae Grammaticae 
clavis; or two Parsing Tables, and Hugh Robinsons? Scholae Wintoniensis phrases 
latinae , through Thomas Lye's A New Spelling Book and William Li}.y's A Short 
Introduction of Grammar generally to be Used to Mark Lewis' Institutio Grammaticae 
Puéril is and Jean Le Clerc 's Logica siva ars retrocinandi. 

Amongst the other secular works that the schoolmaster Forbes acquired \rere 
four volumes of Ovid, including his Tristia, Metamorphoses and his Letters , one 
voliome of Yirgil's works, and one by Marcus Aurelius Antoninus. There are also 
a number of books concerned with contemporary social or economic institutions such 
as An Accouht"(?f Charity-schools , and, also ajionymous, Bank-credit; or the use - 
fulness and security of the bank of Credit Examined. 

Fundamentally, the conclusions drawn in the previous article concerning 
Forbes' attitude to and interest in non-religious questions do not require modifica- 
tion. Given the significance of the political and intellectual movements that were 
occurring during his lifetime the godly minister of Gloucester appears to have been 
remarkably unprogressive. Donne, Milton, Hobbes, Locke, Herrington and Newton, — 
names we tend to associate with the profound intellectual, political and scientific 
revolutions of the century — are all virtually unrepresented in A/hat is a rather 
large library by 17th century standards. One rose hardly makes a summer, yet 
Forbes does not appear to belong within the ranks of the avant garde of his gen- 
eration, as Percy Miller and Christopher Hill would both have us believe. 

The bulk of this portion of the Collection as of the previous part comprises 
works basically religious in content. The following table lists all those authors 
of such volumes who are represented by at least three titles of which not less than 
ti^o fall within the post 1661 period. 

Bates, William 
Baxter, Richard 
Bridge, William 
Brown, John 
B\inyan, John 
Burnet, Gilbert 
Chauncy, Isaac 
Clarkson, David 
Delaune, Thomas 
Doolittle, Thomas 
Durham, James 
Edwards, John 
England, John 
Fleming, Robert 
Puller, Francis 
Gale, Theophilus 
Gother, John 
Gray, Andrew 
Gouge, Thomas 
Heniy, Matthew 
Hickeringill, Edmund 
Hickman, Henry 
Humfrey, John 

1661 - 

Pre 1661 









































































Keach, Benjamin 3-3 

Lobb, Stephen 3-3 

Lukin, Henry 213 

Manton, Thomas 10 2 12 

Mather, Increase 3-3 

Mather, Samuel 3-3 

Owen, James 3-3 

Owen, John 19 6 25 

Pearson, John 2 13 

Pearse, Edward k - k 

Polhill, Edward 3 _ 3 

Poole, Matthew 5-5 

Shaw, Samuel 3-3 

Shepherd, Thomas 3-3 

Stillingfleet, Edward 5.5 

Tomlyns, Samuel 4 - k 

Troughton, John A- - 4 

Vincent, Thomas k ' k 

Watson, Thomas 3 \ ^ 

Williams, Daniel 3-3 

Whiston, Joseph 5 - .5 

kk 251 35 286 

Just as the heavy preponderance of religious writings is indicative of 
Forbes' attitude - mainly one of indifference - to the major secular development 
of his day, so too, amongst these; religious works, we may attempt to discern, this 
time, positively rather than negatively, his position in the spectrum of opinions. 
The above table contains the names of ^■^■ writers, each of whom wrote at least three 
books acquired by Forbes and who, between them were responsible for almost half 
of the religious titles in this portion of the collection„ With the exceptions 
only of Bishops Burnet, Pearson and Stillingfleet; and of the eccentric Edmund 
Hickeringill, who converted from Quakerism back to Anglicanism; and Edward Polhill, 
who together wrote 21 of the works, all were identified strongly with the cause of 
religious and ecclesiastical radicalism, and at least 18 were ejected from parishes, 
lectureships or colleges at the Restoration,, In addition there were at least 
seven who were too young to hold a benefice in 1660 but who ministered to congrega- 
tions outside the established church during the late seventeenth century as well as 
several others who were not ejected because they died before 1660 o 

It is less simple, however, to use the Collection as a more refined index to 
its corner's mind, to learn something about the precise kind of Non-conformism for 
which Forbes was so prepared to suffer o Puritanism, we know, is a label, of rather 
limited utility, used to describe the great variety of creeds and opinions, that 
proliferated, especially during the period of the English Revolution o Certainly 
when we come to'look at individuals such as Forbes, Puritan is virtually useless 
as a label, and has to be replaced, in his case, by Independent o Similarly for tte 
post-Restoration period Nonconformist is scarcely more helpful - here too we must 
make allowance for the quite distinct categories into which the so-called Noncon- 
formists may fall. 

Yet this is the point at which a library is too undifferentiated to be 
especially helpful» We have noted before in oiir discussions of this Collection 
that when we attempt to become too specific in our efforts to detect significance 
in the titles, we are frustrated by the presence of works presenting antithetical 


positions. Here too, this is the case» I^epresented in the above table there are 
the relatively conservative, almost invariably scholarly Presbyterian, clergymen, 
such as Richard Baxter and the man who preached his fioneral sermon (with a copy of 
that sermon) William Bates, along with the ecclesiastically and often doctrinally 
eccentric, frequently unlearned thinker- theologians such as John Bunyan and Thomas 
Delaune. Forbes, for instance, possessed a copy of Lelaune's A Plea for the 
Non-conformi sts, for whitih- the author wàs_ imprisoned in Newgate prison where he 
together with his whole family died of general privation» 

It is, of course, in the nature of a library to mirror its o-vmer' s general 
field of interest, but, within that field to represent the variety of opinions to 
i^hich men could and did adhere. We can thus go only so far when we attempt to 
chart a man's mind by reference to his library» There is, however, an alternative 
explanation for our inability to reconcile to our total satisfaction the man's 
mind with his library» This lies in the almost inevitable tendency on the part of 
historians to employ more or less anachronistic labels to dispose of the other\/ise 
impossible complexities of this subject» Nowhere does. this apply more than to the 
religious and ecclesiastical history of seventeenth century England where as I have 
already suggested, the labels "Puritan" and "Nonconformist" have been tried and 
found wanting: perhaps the same fate awaits the next layer of tags» "Presbyterian", 
"Independent" etc. 



Within the last few years The Newberry Library in Chicago has purchased 
collections of manuscripts, microfilms and printed books which \\rill be of great 
interest to our readers working in Reformation studies» These acquisitions reflect 
the interest of Dr» John A, Tedeschi in the Italian Reformation an4 the role of 
the library as co-publisher of the Corpus Reformatorum Italicorum »l 

An important recent acquisition are the nine volumes of "Castelvetro" 
manuscripts containing copies of extremely interesting official and diplomatic 
documents, letters of sovereigns, reports of ambassadors-concerning court and 
state affairs (in the style of the famous Venetian, relazioni ), and contemporary 
first-hand accounts of the political and religious situations in several European 
countries, almost all from the second half of the sixteenth century» Many of the 
documents have never been published and the originals may no longer exist» The 
volume containing reports on Prance (thirteen texts) includes an account by a 
Florentine gentleman, Tommaso Sassetti, of the St. Bartholomew's day massacre in 
Paris and a Report on the siege of Paris (1590)» This fascinating historical 
library was assembled under mysterious circumstances at Copenhagen in 159^ by a 
Modenese religious exile and man of letters, Giacopo Castelvetro (l5'+6-d»l6l5) ■> 
Many of the texts contain marginal comments in his hand» 

1. One volume has appeared thus far in this series of critical editions of the 

\>n:itings of 16th century Italian Protestant Reformers: Camille RenatOy Opere, 
documenti e testimonianze, a cura di Antonio Rotondb (Florence: Sansoni; Chicago! 
The Newberry Library, 1968). 350 pp» ( Corpus Reformatorum Italicorum diretto 
da Luigi Firpo e Giorgio Spini con la collaborazione di Antonio Rotondo e John 
A, Tedeschi). 


. -v 


Vol. V (Oct. 1968 - June I969) 

Upper case Roman n\jmerals indicate volimes. .^AraTîic numerals in brackets indicate 
issue. Remainder of Arabic numerals indicate the page» 

ABC s 

-V(3)3, 5, 6 
Aberdeen, Univ. of 

Acreigne, Claude de 


-V(3) 2-7 passim 

Agrippa, Cornelius of Nettesheim 

Ainsworth, Henry 

d ' Alb ret , Jeann e 

Aler, Paul, S.J. 

Allen, Vftn. 

Alma College, Catholic Microfilm Centre 

Alsop, Anthony 

Alstedt, J.H. 

-V(l)ll, V(2)5,16 
Alvarez, Man o el 

Amerbach, Boniface 

Amsdorf, N. von 

Andrea, Jakob 

Andrewes, Lancelot 

Archer, John 

ArchiginnasiOjLibr. , Bologrla 


Bacon, Francis 

Bacon, Nathaniel 

Ball, John 

Bancroft, Richard 
II -V(l)7 


Baron, Robert 

du Bart as. Go 

St. Bartholomew' s Day Massacre 

Bates, William 

-v(3)l3, 15 
Baxter, Richard 

-V(2}if, 7, 9, 11, 13-15 

-V(3)13, 15 
Baynes, Paul 

Bellarmine, R. 

Bennett, H.S, 

Bentley, Richard 

-V(3) 2-3 
Beza, Theodore 

-V(l) 10,11, Y(2)20 
Bilson, Thomas 

-V(l) 7, 20, 21 
Blanchard, Guillaiome 

-V(2) 18 
Blundeville, Th.' 

-V(2) 5 

-V(3) 16 
Bolton, Robert 

-V(2) 7 
Boorde, Andrew 

-V(2) 12 
Borromeo, Charles, St. 

-V(3) 8 
Brenz, Johann 

-V(l) 10, V(2) 20 
Bridge, William 

-V(2) 7, 9, V(3) 13 
Brightman, Thomas 

-V(l) 12 
Broivn, John 

-V(3) 13 
Bucer, M. 

-V(l) 10,18 
Buchler, J. 

-V(2) 5 

2 - 

Bullinger, Heinrich 

-V(l) 10, V(2) 20 
Buny an , John 

-V(3) 13, 15 
Burgen si s , P . 

-V(l) 15 
Burgersdyck, F. 

-V(2) 5 
Burgess, Anthony 

-V(2) 7, 10 
Burnet, Qiltert. 

-V(2) 16, V(3) 13, 14 
Bumsley, John 

-V(2) 10 
Burroughes, Edward 

-V(2) 10 
Burroughes, Jeremiah 

-V(2) 7, 9, 15-16 
Butler, Charles 

-V(2) 5 
Byfield, Nicholas 

-V(2) 7 

Cain, Thomas 

-V(3) 17 
Calvin, Jean 

-V(l) 7, 10 
Canaye, Philippe 

-V(3) 28 
Canisius, St, Peter 

-V(l) 10 
Canon Law 

-See: Law 
Cartwright, Thomas 

-V(l) 7, 17, 20, 21 
Casaubon, Meric 

-V(2) 6 
Castelvetro, Giacopo 

-V(3) 15 
Castiglione, Baldassare 

-V(l) 11 
Catholic Microfilm Centre 

-See: Alma College 
Chaudière, Guillaume 

-V(3) 20 
Chaimcy, „ Isaac 

-V(3) 13 
". -V(3) 27 

-V(l) 11 
Civil Law 

- See : Law 
Clarkson, David 

-V(3) 13 

Gierke, Bartholomew 

-V(l) 11 
Cockeram, H, 

-V(2) 5 
Comenius, JoA, 

^-V(2) 16, v(3) 3,7 
Conde, Henri I de Bourbon, Prince de 

-V(3) 22 
Conde, Henri II de Boui))pn, Prince de 

-v(3) 31, 32, 33 
Congregation of the Index 

-See: Index 
Congregation of the Propaganda Fide 

-See: Propaganda Fide 
Corpus juris civilis 

-See: Justinian 
Corpus Reformatorum Italicorum 

- V(3) 15 
Corrigan, Beatrice 

-T(3) 17 
Corrozet, Gilles 

-v(3) 3 

Cortehoevius, Th. 

^-V(l) 15 
Cospéan, Philippe 

-V(3) 34 
Cotton, John 

-V(2) 10 
Counter- Reformat ion Collection 

-See: St, Michael's College, Library 
Craddock, Walter 

-V(2) 10 
Cranmer, Thomas 

-V(2) 8 
Cromwell, Oliver 

-V(2) 5,9 
Cummings, Lawrence 

-V(l) k 

Davenant, John 

-V(2) 7,8 
Davis, NoZo 

-V(l) 7, V(3) 1, 11, 17, 18 
De Bujanda, J«M. 

-V(2) 2-3 
Dee, John 

-v(3) 9 
Del aune, Thomas 

-V(3) 13, 15 
de Lyra, Nicholas 

-See: Nicholas 
Daring, Edward 

-V(l) 7 
Desire, Artus 

-V(3) 19, 23 




*De Thou, Auguste 
-V(l) 11 

Dickson, D, 

-V(2) 7 
Donne, John 

-v(3) 13 
Doolittle, Thomas 

-v(3) 13 
Doringk, M„ 

-V(l) 15 
Downame, Geo„ 

-V(2) S 
Drexelio, Jeremiah 

-V(2) 16 
Duchesne, André 

-V(3) 29 
Dumont, M„J„ 

-V(2) 19 
Du Moulin, Louis 

-V(2) 6 
Du Moulin, Pierre 

-v(3) 19, 21, 34, 35 
Dunton, John 

-V(3) 3 
Durham, James 

-v(3) 13 

EaJce, Christopher 

-V(2) 7 
Sdwards, John 

-V(3) 13 
Sngenolff, Christian 

-V(l) 18 
Slliott, John 

-V(l) 6 
Slton, WoR, 

-V(l) 4 

- Propaganda Fide 

~V(1) 26 
England 5 John 

-v(3) 13 
ipernonp Jean-Louis de Nogaretj 

-V(3) 19, 38 
rasmus, Desiderius 

-V(l) 10, 11, 15, 16. 17 

-v(2) 3p 16 
stes, James 

-v(3) 1 
stienne, House of 

-V(l) 10 
j^iltaples, Lefèvre 

I -v(i) 10 


due d' 

Faerno, Gabriello 

-V(3) 8 
Fairfax, Sir Thomas 

~V(2) 5 
Farnaby, T. 

-V(2) 3 

Ferguson, Robert 

-V(3) 12 
Ferriere, Claude de 

-V(2) 18 
Fevret, Charles 

-V(2) 17 
Field, John 

-V(l) 21 
Filmer, Robert 

-V(2) 12 
Finding List of Renaissance Legal 

Works to 1700 (R&R IV, 1-3) 

-See ! Law 
Finlayson, Michael 

-V(l) 5-8, V(2) 4, 11, 14, V(3) 11 
Fleming, Robert 

-V(3) 13 
Florence, Italy 

-V(3) 17 
Forbes Collection 

-v(i) 5-24, v(2) 4-16, v(3) 11-17 
Forbes, James 

-V(l) 5-24 passim } V(2) 4-l6 passim; 

-V(3) 11-17 passim 
Forbes, Patrick 

-V(2) 8 
Forbes, William 

-V(2) 8 
Frambesariup, Abraham 

-V(2) 12 
France, Law 

-V(2) 17-19 

Political and Religious Pamphlets 

-V(3) 18-41„ See special index 
V(3) 40 
Froben, Johan 

-V(l) 16, 19 
Froschauer, C„ 

-V(l) 16 
Froschauer, younger 

-V(l) 21 
Fuller, Francis 

-V(3) 13 
Fuller, Thomas 

-V(2) 7 


- if - 

Gale, Theophilus 


Gamier, Claude 

Gataker, Thomas 

-Y(2) 7, 10, 15-16 
Gaveston, Piers 

-V(3) 19, 26 
Gentillet. Innocent 

-V(l) 3 
Germany, Law 

-V(2) 19 
Gloucester, Eng. 

-V(l) 5 
Godefroy, Denis 

-V(2) 17 
God\n.n, Thomas 

-V(3) 8 
Gonzague, Charles De 

-V(3) 33 
Good\ri.n, John 

-V(2) 7 
Goodiri.n, Thomas 

-V(l) 6, V(2) 9 
Gother, John 

-V(3) 13 
Gouge, Thomas 

-V(3) 13 
Goumay, Marie de Jars de 

-V(3) 30 
Gradus ad Pamassum 

-V(3) 8 
Gray, Andrew 

-V(3) 13 
Griininger, J. 

-V(l) 15 
Gualtherius, R» 

-See Valther, R,;'-".. 
Guise, Cardinal de 

-V(3) 19 
Guise, Francois de Lorraine, due de 

-V(3) 17 
Guise, Henri, due de 

-V(3) 19, 20, 25 

Haines, Vbio 

-V(3) 3 
Hakeiri-1, Vfin» 

-V(2) 5 
Hall, Joseph 

-Y(2) 8 
Haller, Vftn» 

-V(2) 8-10 
Harding, Thomas 

-V(l) 12, 17, 19, 20 
Harrington, James 
V(3) 13 


Hay, Paul 

-V(3) 39 
Hemmingsen, Niels 

-V(2) 20 
Henri III, of France 

-V(3) 17, 19, 25 
Henri lY, of France 

-V(3) 17, 19 
Henry, Matthew 

-V(3) 13 
Herb st , 

-See: Oporinus 
Heylyn, Peter 

Hickeringill, Edmund 

-v(3) 13, 1^ 
Hickman» Henry 

-V(2) 8, Y(3) 13 
Higgin , Anthony 

-V(l) 8 
Hill, Christopher 

^tO) 13 
Hobhes, Thomas 

-V(3) 13 
Hoeniger, F.D. 

-Y(3) 17 
Holbein, Hans (yoimger) 

-T(3) 3 
Hooker, Richard 

-V(l) 21 
Hoole, Charles 

-V(3) 3 
Hoombeeck, Johannes 

-V(2) 5, V(3) 11 
Hubert, Conrad 

-V(l) 18 
Hudson, Michael 

;V(2) 6 
Humfrey, John 

-v(3) 13 
Hupfuf, Matthias 

-V(3) 5, 8 


-V(l) 7 
Index, Congregation of the 

-V(3) 16 

-V(3) 16 

Propaganda Fide 

-V(l) 24 


Jackson, Thomas 

-V(2) 7 
James I and VI 

-V(I) 7 



- 5 - 

St . Jerome 

-Y(l) 10 
Jewel , John 

-T(l) 17, 20 
du Jon, François 

-T(l) 10 
Justiniaji, Emperor 

Corpus juris civilip 

-V(2) 17 

-V(3) 8 

Keach, Ben j . 

-V(3) 14 
de Keyser. M. 

-V(l) 15 
Knox, John 

-V(l) 7, 12 
Kolbe, A, 

-V(l) 18 
Kursner, K, 

-See Pellikan 

Landon, Richard 

-V(l) 2k 
Larkin, Emmet t 

-V(l) 2k 
Lavater, Lud\<rig 

-V(l) 10 

-V(2) 17-19 

Legal Works. Ren., Finding List of 

(R&R IV 1-3; 

-yX3) 21, Addenda Y(2) 17-19 
Le Clerc, Jean 

-V(3) 13 
Leigh, Edward 

-T(2) 7 
LeRoy, Louis 

-V(3) 22 
L' Estrange, Hamon 

-V(2) 6 
Lewis, Mark 

-V(3) 13 
Lewis, Wm. 

-V(l) 11 
Leydecker, Melchior 

-V(3) 11 
Lilhume, John 

-V(2) 6 
Lily, Vftn. 

-V(3) 3,8, 13 
Lindsay, Robert 0. 

-V(3) 18, 21 

-V(l) 11 

Lohh, Stephen 

-7(3) Ik 
Locke, John 

-V(3) 12, 13 
London, Wm. 

-V(2) 6 
Louis XIII, of France 

-V(3) 32 
Loyseap, Charles 

-V(2) 17 
Lubin, Eilhard 

-V(2) 5 
Lukin , Henry 

-V(3) 1^+ 
Luther, Martin 

-V(l) 10, 16, 18 
Luynes, Charles d' albert, due de 

-V(3) 36 
Lye, Thomas 

-V(3) 13 
Lyford, Wm. 

-V(2) 8 
Lyra, Nicholas de 

-See: Nicholas 

Machiavelli, Niccolo 

-V(l) 3 
Majiitoba University Consort 

-T(l) k 
Manton, Thomas 

-V(2) 8, 16, V(3) Ik 
Marcus Aurelius 

-V(3) 13 
Marprelate, Martin 

-See: Martin 
Martin Marprelate 

-V(l) 20, 23 
Martyr, Peter 

-V(2) 20 
Mather, Christine 

-V(l) k 
Mather, Increase 

-Y(3) 12, Ik 
Mather, Richard 

-Y(2) 10 
Mather, Samuel 

-V(3) Ik 

-V(2) 12 
Medicis, Marie de 

-V(3) 31 
Mel anc thon, P, 

-V(l) 10 
Mettayer, lamet 

-V(3) 20 
Mexia, Pedro 

-V(2) 6 



6 - 

Mildmay, Walter 

-Y(l) 11 
Miller, Perry 

-V(3) 13 
Milton, John 

-V(3) 13 
Miron, Robert 

-V(3) 32 
Morel, Federic 

-V(3) 20 

. -v(i) k 

McClelland, John A. 

-V(3) 1, 18 
McConica, James K. 

-V(l) 3 

Neu, John 

-V(3) 18, 21 
Neville, Henry 

-V(3) 12 
Newberiy Library 

-V(3) 15-21 
Newton, Isaac 

-T(3) 13 
Nicholas de Lyra 

-Y(l) 10, 11, li|-15 
%-e, Philip 

-7(1) 6, V(2) 9 

Oeeajm, Wm. of 

' -V(2) 3 
Ocland, Christopher 

-V(3) 9 
Oecolampadius, Johannes 

-V(l) 10, 16 
Oporinus, Jo 

-V(l) 18, 19 
Osborne Collection 

-V(3) 2-10 
Osborne, Francis 

-V(2) 6 
Osorio, J, 

-V(l) 11 
Overton, Richard 

-7(2) 6 

-7(3) 13 
Ov/en, James 

-7(3) Ik 
0\jen, John 

-7(1} 6, 7(2) k, 7, 9, 10, 15-16 

-7(3) Ik 


-See: France, Political and Religious 

Pardies, Ignatius Gaston 

-7(3) 9 
Parker, Robert 

-7(1) 7 
Parravicini family 

-7(3) 16 
Pasquier, Nicolas 

-7(3) 19, 30 
Pater, John 

-7(3) 9 
Patru, Olivier 

-7(2) 18 
Pearse, Edward 

-7(3) 1^ 
Pearson, John 

-7(3) Ik 
Pellican, Konrad 

-7(1) 10, 16 
Penry, John 

-7(l) 21-3 
Perkins, Vfoi. 

-7(2) 8 

-V(3) 8 
Petit-Pas, Jean 

-7(3) 20 
Petri, Adam 

-7(1) 16 
Pflacher, Moses 

-7(1) 19, 7(2) 16 

-7(2) 12 
Phi 1 ip s , Edward 

-7(1) 7 
PI ant in, Christopher 

-7(1) 8 
Piatt, Hugh 

-7(1) 22, 2k, 7(2) 12 
Plumion, François (veuve) 

-7(3) 20 
Polhill, Edward 

-7(3) 14 
Polka, Brayton 

-7(3) 17 
Pontaymeri, Alexandre de 

-7(3) 28 
Poole, Matthew 

-7(3) Ik 
Pope, Alexander 

-7(3) J 
Preston, John 

-7(2) 7, 8 


Protestantisme français, société 

d'histoire du -V(3) 21 
Propaganda Fide, Congregation of 

-V(l) 24-7 
Prynne, Wm. 

-V(2) 8 
Pufendorf. S. 

-V(2) 19 

Pym, John 

-V(2) 5 


Quaker Books 

-V(2) 16 

-Propaganda Fide 

-V(l) 25 

Rainolds, Johannis 

-V(l) 7, 12 

-V(l) 11 
Rathe, C,E, 

-V(l) 3 
Rayner, Edward 

-V(2) 8 
Recorde, Robert 

-T(3) 9 
Renaissance and Reformation 

-v(3) 1 
Renaissance Society of America 

-V(2) 2 
Rhenanus, Beatus 

-V(l) 16 
Robinson, Hugh 

-V(3) 10, 13 
Rogers, Nehemiah 

-V(2) 8 
Rollock, R» 

-V(l) 12 
Ronksley, Wa» 

-V(3) 13 
Ross, Alexander 

-V(2) 6 
Rotondo, Antonio 

-V(l) 2, V(3) 15 

-V(2) 19 
Rutherford, Samuel 

-V(2) ? 

Saint Prest, Jean Yves de 

-V(2) 19 

-V(2) 16 
Salmon, Wm. 

-V(2) 12 
Saltmarsh. John 

-V(2) 7, 10 


-V(l) 10 
Sarcerius, E. 

-V(l) 12, 15, 16, 18 
Sassetti, Tommaso 

-V(3) 15 
Saugrain , Ab raham 

-V(3) 20 
Scheibler, Christopher 

-V(2) 6 
Schmidt, J„A, 

-V(3) 9 

-V(3) 2 ff, 
Schwenckfeld, Caspar 

-V(2) 20 
Scot, Reynolde 

-V(2) 11, 12 

-Propaganda Fide 

-V(l) 26 
Sedg\, Obadiah 

-V(2) 7, 15-16 
Seguin, Jean-Pierre 

-V(3) 18, 19 
Shaftesbury, Lord 

-T(3) 12 
Shakespearian Research and Opportunitiœ 

-V(l) k 
Shaw, Samuel 

-V(3) 14 
Shepherd, Thos» 

-V(3) U 
Sherbrooke, I'Univ, de 

-Centre d'Études a la Renaissance 
■ -Y(2) 2 
Shirley, James 

-V(3) 10 
Simpson, Sydrach 

-V(2) 9 
Sinclair, David 

-V(l) 14-24, V(2) 13, V(3) 11 
Smith, Henry 

-V(2) 8 
Sorbin, Arnaud 

-?(3) 22, 23 
SorckJ, Eo 

-See: Sarcerius 
St. Aethelwold's Players 

-see Waterloo Univ», St, Jerome's 
Stillingfleet, Edward 

-V(3) 14 
Sto John, Judith 

-V(3) 3 
Sto Michael's College, Library 

-Counter-Reformation Collection 

-V(l) 3 


- 8 - 

Stoer, Jacques 

-Y(i) 12 
Styran, RolDerta 

-V(2) 13 
Sully, Maximilian de Béthune 

-V(3) 33 

Tavemer, R. 

-V(l) 18 
Taylor, Thomas 

-V(2) 7, 8 
Tedeschi, John A. 

-T(3) 15 

-V(3) 10 

-V(l) 10 
Thomason, Geo. 

-T(2) 9 
Throckmorton, Job 

-T(l) 23 
Tomlyns, Samuel 

-V(3) Ik 
Tong, Collegiate Church, Shropshire 

-V(2) 16 
Toronto, University of, Library 

-Forbes Collection 

'Bee: Forbes Collection 

-Will Collection 

see: Will Collection 

- See also: Vatican Archives 
Toronto Renaissance and Reformation 


-V(2) 2 
Toupin, Robert S.J. 

To^meley C^cle 

-See Wakefield 
Tremellius, I. 

-V(l) 10 
Troiighton. John 

-V(3) Ik 
Twisse, Vfoi, 

-V(2) 7 

Udall, John 

-T(l) 23 
Urbanus VIII 

-V(3) 38 
Ussher, James 

-V(2) 7, 8 

Vatican Archives 

-V(l) 2i^-7 
Vauquelin de la Fresnaye, Jean 

-V(3) 22 

Vaux, Laurence 

-V(3) 10 

-V(l) 19 
Vettor, Dom. 

-Y(^) 11 

Villart, Jean de 

-V(3) 30 
Vincent, Thomas 

-V(3) Ik 
Vines, Richard 

-V(2) 7, 10, 15-16 

-V(3) 13 
Vives, Juan Luis 

-V(3) 10 
Voet, Gilbertus 

-V(3) 11 

Wakefield Cycle 

-V(l) 3-k 
Waldegrave, Robert 

-V(l) 23 
Waldkirch, Konrad von 

-V(l) 19 
Walsingham, Thos. 

-V(3) 26 
Walther, Rudolf 

-V(l) 10, 11, 12 
Wal\vyn, William 

-V(2) 6 
Warkentin, Germaine 

-V(3) 2, 17 
Waterloo, Univ, of, St. 

Wingat e , Edmund 

-V(3) 10 
Witsius, Herman 

-V(3) 11 

Zins, H. 

-V(2) 2 
Zwinger, Th. 

Zivlngli, H. 

-V(l) 10, 16, 18 

Jerome's Coll. 

St. Aethelwold's Players - v(l) 3 

Watson, Andrew 

-V(2) 12 
Watson, Thomas 

-V(3) Ik 
Weemes, John 

-V(2) 7 
Weigel, Valentin 

-V(2) 20 
Whiston, Joseph 

-V(3) 1^ 
Whitgift, Thomas 

-V(l) 7, 20 

-V(l) 11 
Wilcox, Thomas 

-V(l) 21 
Will Collection 

-V(3) 18 
Will et, Andrew 

-V(2) 7 
Williams, Daniel 

-VO) 1^ 


"Jibl- ,s 


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Another manuscript collection which recently came to the Newberry is the 
archive of the Parravicini, an influential feudal family of the Valtellina (an 
Alpine valley formed by the river Adda extending north-east of Milan), which during 
the Reformation belonged to the Grisons and served as an important haven for Italian 
Protestant exiles. The collection totals over 3» 500 documents and manuscript books 
spanning the period from the mid-15th to the mid-19th century. Much of the material 
is of significance to social and economic historians, including as it does do\\?ries 
wills, land contracts and extensive correspondence. Other documents concern the 
Reformation, such as, for example, a list of Protestants living in the Valtellina 
early in the 17th century. This compilation may have been the blueprint for the 
bloody slaughter (Sacro Macello) of evangelicals which took place in 1620 and in 
which a certain Giovanni Maria Parravicini was one of the leading conspirators. 

Much manuscript material concerned with the activity of the Inquisition 
in Italy has been obtained on microfilm and reproduced in Xerox. This includes the 
Indices (arranged alphabetically, chronologically and geographically) of the trials 
held before the Venetian Inquisition between 1341-179^'. Numerous codices contain 
documents from the Archiginnasio: . library in Bologna and illustrate abundantly 
the operation of the Bolognese Inquisition during the sixteenth century. In the 
group is the correspondence exchanged by the Holy Office in Rome and the provincial 
Inquisition from 1572 to 159^.- They reveal the extent to which the local In- 
quisitor depended upon instructions from Rome, even in the most trivial matters» 
The letters discuss measures taken against the diffusion of Protestant ideas in 
the Bologna area, ajnd against necromancers and relapsed Jews. They are also an 
important source for the study of the application in Italy of the regulations 
of the newly- foijnded Congregation of the Index.-' Another Bolognese document is 
the Libro de ' Morti, dating from the second half of the l6th century. It includes 
the names of all individuals executed for crimes, religious and other. ^ 

Also available at Newberry are Xerox copies of Italian Inquisitorial 
documents located in libraries outside of Italy, a small part of the archival 
treasures taken from Rome during the Napoleonic period and never returned. The 
two principal collections in this category are the sentences issued by Roman and 
provincial Inquisitors between I567-I6O3. They are especially valuable since the 
archive of the Inquisition in Rome is still closed to scholars and, in any case, 
the majority of trial records themselves have perished or been dispersed. The 
originals are now preserved at Trinity College Library, Dublin, ^ Some years after 
Napoleon's fall they were obtained by the Duke of Manchester and eventually trans- 
ferred to Ireland. 

2. Bologna, Bibliotec Comunale dell' Archiginnasio., MSS. I860, 1861. 

3. Other Inquisitorial collections from the Archiginnasio available in Xerox 
at Newberry are the "Consilia et vota in materia S. Officii" (Ms» 1859); 
"Atti diversi del S. Ufficio di Bologna" (Ms, 1877); "Atti e processi contre 
gli eretici" (Ms. 1927); "Bandi, decreti e sentenze del S. Ufficio" (Ms, 1926), 

k, Bologna, Archiginnasio MS. 5^« 

5. MS. 122A-, 1225, 1226, 1227, 1228. The Newberry has obtained Xeroxes only 

of those five volumes which concern the sixteenth and very early 17th centuriesc 
The collection as a whole extends to the end of the 18th century» 

A 'Il9f> « 

>L;«« £3 O J 

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The second collection \d.ll make it possible to reconstruct, at least in 
part, the activity of the Florentine Inquisition. The Newberry has acquired the 
microfilms of documents now preserved in the Bibliothèque Royale, Brussels» This 
collection, in four voliimes, includes correspondence between the Inquisitors of 
Rome and Florence and various Inquisitorial decrees and proclamations of the 
16-I8th centuries regulating policy towards non-Catholic foreigners, Jews, prohibited 
books, etc. 

Moving from Italy to France, the Newberiy has acquired a block of I50 
pamphlets to add to its already important collection of l6th and 17th century 
political and religious literatiire. ' Among many interesting items here are a 
1568 edition of the letters of Jeanne d'Albret (La Rochelle, B. Berton)} an 
attack on Henri III, Les Sorceleries de Henri de Valois (1589); and funeral 
orations for François de Lorraine, Duc de Guise (by Jacques Le Hongre, given in 
March I562); for Henry III (given by Claude de Privas de Morenne in August, 1595); 
and for Henri IV (by Jacques Suarez and Nicolas de Paris, June, I6I0). 

Each year The Newberry Library makes available for research in its coll- 
ections a limited number of grants-in-aid (l-3 months) and year-long Junior Fellow- 
ships for graduate students who have reached the dissertation level. 


6. MS II. 290 Tomes 1-k, 

7. A checklist of French political pamphlets, 1560-164^, in The Ne^'fberry Library , 
compiled by Doris Vamer Welsh (Chicago, 1950); A second checklist of French 
political pamphlets, 1560-l653i in The Newberry Library, compiled by Doris 
Vamer Welsh (Chicago, 1955)» The collection will be made available on 
microfilm in the near future by Bell & Howell. 

NEW PLANS .„, (continued from page l) 

They will be aided by a Board of Advisors, made up of scholars at Toronto and also 
at other universities served by the bulletin. In this way it is hoped that research 
activities and resources at these universities will be more readily brought to the 
attention of the editors. The Board of Advisors is as follows: Thomas Came^ 
McMaster University; Beatrice Corrigan, Italian and Hispanic Studies, University of 
Toronto; Natalie Z. Davis, Department of History, University of Toronto; F. David 
Hoeniger, Department of English, Victoria University in the University of Toronto; 
Brayton Polka, Department of History, York University. 

The present co-editors want to thank the contributors of articles over the past 
five years for their good-humoured help and especially to acknowledge the work of 
Germaine Warkentin, editorial assistant for R&R » 


"3 flOf" 


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Natalie Zemon Davis and John A, McClelland 


Among the many books in the collection of the late Professor J» Stanley Will, 
purchased hy the University of Toronto in 1961,^ are 9^ French pamphlets on religi- 
ous and political subjects published from I56O to 1635» Useful as they are not only 
to the study of French history from the outbreak of the French Religious Wars to the 
years before the Fronde, but also to the study of communications, propaganda and 
public opinion, pamphlets such as these have already \iron some attention from historians 
and bibliographers o Exploring the origins of the French newspaper and periodical press, 
Jean-Pierre Seguin has done several excellent studies on the short pamphlet which re- 
ports current events of a political, religious or sensational nature» Using a looser 
definition of pamphlet, the Newberry Library has published two check-lists of its grow- 
ing collection, including there both new bulletins and substantially longer polemics 
occasioned by the political and religious controversies of the day»^ 

f An important aid to the understanding of this literature is now about to be pro- 
vided by Robert 0, Lindsay of the University of Montana and John Neu of the University 
of Wisconsin, in their union list (under press) of more than 10,000 French political 
pamphlets, 15A-7-1648, found in the libraries of the; United States» The present check- 
list of French pamphlets in the Rare Book Room of the University of Toronto Library, 
then, is a first step toward a union list of such material m Canada» As will be seen 
more fully below, we have in most cases folloA/ed the admittedly arbitrary definition 
by Professors Lindsay and Neu of the length of a pamphlet--100 pages or less» This 
means that several distinguishable genres are mixed here, a situation which hopefully 
Will not reduce the usefulness of the list to readers» Indeed, though not alike in 


lo See R & R, I, 2 for a description of this collection, 

2, L' information en France de Louis XII à Henri II (Geneva: Droz, 1961); 

L'information en France avant la périodique » 517 canards imprimés entre 
1529 et 1631 (Paris: Editions G»P»Maisonneuve et Larose, n » d » ) » Segum 
gives further bibliography on this subject» See also in R & R, III, 3 
the article by Cecil H» Clough, "Pamphlets and Propaganda in the Italian 
Wars, 1^9^4-1512»" 

3„ A Checklist of French Political Pamphlets 1560-1644 in the Newberry Library . 
compiled by Doris Vamer Welsh (Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1950); A 
Second Checklist of French Political Pamphlets I56O-I653 in the Newberry 
Library , compiled by Doris Vamer Welsh (Chicago: The Newberry Library, 1955)- 
See elsewhere in this issue for further acquisitions at the Newberiy Library» 


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t.xeme or form, the pamphlets are linked together by the circumstances and the quality 

of their publication, their common audience, and by their direct relevance to the current 

political and religious scene. 

The periodical press did not formally begin in France until 1631, but the printing 
of news--of recent battles, of extraordinary crimes or floods, of events in the lives 
of celebrated people — occurred already in the late fifteenth century» Of the 9^ pam- 
phlets described here, 21 are accoimts of this kind, most of them descriptions of up- 
risings and battles (for instance, see 1621-1622 below), while 7 others are eulogies 
narking the death of an important personnage such as Henri IVo All of this material 
is partisan to some degree or other, the funeral orations evidently, but also the Yray 
Discours of the Battle of Jamac (l$69-l) and the Recit veritable of the defeat of the 
Huguenot rebels of Montauban (l621-3) and the other "true" and "certain" descriptions 
of military events frankly support one ani^y against the othero As Jean-Pierre Seguin 
has shown, this was already the case with military news at the time of the French 
invasions of Italy. 

The largest category of pamphlet here, however, is the political or political- 
religious polemic. More than 2/3 of the collection is of this character, a reflection 
not merely of Professor Will's interests^ but of the absolute increase of polemical 
literature in France after the Colloquy of Poissy and the outbreak of the Wars of Rel- 
igion. Some of the pamphlets justify or attack specific programmes or movements, such 
as those concerning the seizure of Paris by the Holy Catholic League in 1588. Others 
focus on a person. An Advert i s s emen t of early 1589» for instance (l589-l), is a mock 
procès against Henri III in which he is found guilty of the murders of the Duke and 
Cardinal de Guise and other crimes and is sentenced to lose his royal title and his 
right to the obedience of the French people. The Histoire tragi qve . . . de Pierre de 
Saverstpn (I588-I9), ironically dedicated to the Due d'Épemon, points to the similar- 
ities between the favorites of Edward II and Henri III and predicts a dire end for the 
French mignon . 

The pamphlets do not always remain centered on a specific person or event, however» 
3ome involve a general examination of the state of affairs in France or proposals for 
)road reform^ such as the Remonstrances of Nicolas Pasquier (l6l0-4), occasioned by the 
issassination of Henri rv. These are not without interest for the student of political 
bheory. For example, the Estât present de la France (16O6-I) includes a defense of 
'reason of state". The Image de la France representee a messievrs des estats (1615-7) 
*ams of the dangerous implications of Calvinist precepts and polity for the French 
lonarchy and even cites the celebrated remark of James I at the Hampton Court Conference-- 
'no Bishop, no King"-- as support, 

A final group of polemical pamphlets, 10 in numbers, a^e limited to theological 
[uestions or religious matters more narrowly conceived» These range from the violent 
.ttack by Artus Desire on the Pxè|bestants, La singerie des huguenots (l57^-3) to the 
'ftrious theological debates of the Parisian pastor Pierre Du Moulin (l62A~l, 1625-2 
hrough 4). 

I As might be expected, the name of the author is omitted from the majority of these 
''amphlets, not merely from the title-page, but from the entire work. In 26 cases the 
uthors 'names are given on the title page: in funeral orations, public. religious 
ebates, or harangues at meetings of the estates; in letters from the king or other 
prominent personnages such as Henri, Due de Guise, or Henri II de Bourbon, prince de 
jondé. The other publicists have wished the credit and responsibility for their argu- 
ent to accrue only to their cause, not to their o\m persons» 


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Despite the spread in subject matter and quality in these pamphlets, they display 
the characteristics of publications for rapid and immediate reading by a large audiences 
69?^ of them are linder 25 pages in length, and only 1? of the 9^ pamphlets are over 
50 pages. They are published a relatively short time after the events which occasioned 
them. The description of the battle of Jamac of March 13, 1569 (1569-1 ) was in print 
in Paris by March 26; letters describing military events at Montauban on September 28, 
1621 (1621-3) in print in Paris by October k. The polemics and sermons are sometimes 
less rushed, but are available to readers within a few months of their compositiono 

Almost all of the pamphlets are of small format, thus easy to transport and hawk 
in the streets. Many of them show signs of hasty setting, the type being badly placed 
on the page, and of indifferent proofreading. Very few of the works have ornamental 
letters or other decorations (the funeral orations are probably the most attractive 
of all the editions) and very few have any illustrations. This last point is curious, 
because Jean-Pierre Seguin, in studying the publication of news in the first half of 
the century and of crime and other sensational stories throughout the century, found 
that many brochures were illustrated, albeit with stock wood-cuts of battles or comets 
or floods already in the printer's possession. In the Toronto collection, however, 
we find only a portrait of the young Henri III, then the Due d'Anjou, at the time of 
the battle of Jamac (1569-I); a portrait of Henri, Due de Guise, on an edition of his 
letter to the king (1588-8); and an interesting illustration of the alleged "monstres 
diaboliques" used in the magical practices of Henri III (1589-^). 

Unfortunately, the pamphlets themselves offer little evidence about those who 
read them or how much they cost. In only six cases (1586-I, 161^-1, I6I5-I» 1620-1, 
1625-3, l63^-l) are there signatures or book-plates indicating who had possessed the 
books before Professor Will purchased them. Three of these are Catholic religious 
institutions. Evidently these books were not considered important enough to bear the 
signature of their o-imers. 

58 of the 9^ pamphlets give the name of printer or publisher on the title-page, 
perhaps a high percentage (6l^) in light of the controversial nature of the material» 
Some of these men (Fédéric Morel, Guillaume Chaudière, the imprimeur du roi lamet 
Mettayer) are from well kno^m Parisian houses; others (Jean Petit-Pas, the widow of 
François Plumion) are from modest establishments. Our sample is too small to extract 
the names of publishers specializing in news and pamphlet literature, though it is 
significant that Abraham Saugrain, son of a Protestant publisher of Lyon and Pau, who 
opened up his o\m shop in Paris round 1595, is represented here by six editions. 
Most of the signed editions add the phrase "avec permission" and twelve of them 
(including the funeral orations) actually have privilèges for varying lengths of time» 
But much of this literature could never have been "permissible" to the monarachy and 
much of it may have been printed in violation of existing privilèges . Thus, a sig- 
nificant proportion of the Toronto pamphlets are free not only of the required name 
of printer, but even of the place of publication. As such, they bear witness to the 
conditions under which the printer of propaganda worked in the late l6th and early 
17th century — to the theoretical limitations of the law and the possibilities for 
violating it ;«.thout reprisal. 

No Z. Davis 


Editorial Principles. 

The editors have in most instances followed the criteria of Professors Lindsay 
and Neu in compiling their list of French political pamphlets in U.S. libraries: 
any political or religious publication in French or Latin, printed in France from 
1547 to l6kQ and under a 100 pages in length. In only seven instances have we in- 
cluded works somewhat longer than 100 pages, and here because the works were already 
listed in the Newberry Library checklist or because they seemed closely related to 
the rest of the Toronto pamphlet material. In the case of a group of works by Pierre 
du Moulin (l624-l; 1625-2 through k), all of them bound together, we have included 
editions published in Geneva, but all of them are based on editions which first 
appeared in France. The difference between our terminal dates — I56O and 1635 — 
and those of the Lindsay-Neu list is due merely to the lack of editions in the 
Toronto library before and after these dates. 

One category of pamphlet literature which is included in both the Newberry 
checklist and the forthcoming lanion list has not been included here, namely royal 
edicts and other official proclamations. About 100 such items exist at the University 
of Toronto Library, but they have already been described in the "Finding List of 
Renaissance Legal Literature" (R & R» IV, IO6-O9). Recent acquisitions in this area 
will be catalogued in a subsequent Addendiim to the Finding List of Renaissance Legal 

Following the practice of the Newberry lists and the forthcoming union lists, 
the Toronto pamphlets are here ordered chronologically by year, with an alphabetical 
ordering id-thin each year. Like the other lists, we have adhered to the peculiarities 
of spelling in the titles, though not to peculiarities of type or capitalization. All 
printing information available from the editions themselves has been given, as has been 
ijhe number of pages or leaves. Whenever an edition is also listed in the two volimes 

of the Newberry checklist, the Newberry catalogue number has been given as N or 

N *. . , « An index by author and/or short- title has been added at the end of the check- 


1. We are grateful to Professor Lindsay for telling us about the methods he and 
Professor Neu had used so that we could follow them insofar as possible» 

Help for the French Protestant Library in Paris» 

Many readers of the Checklist of French Political Pamphlets will have used the library 
of the Société d'histoire du protestantisme français on the rue des Saints-Peres in 
PariSo It is one of the great private libraries of France, rich in mianuscripts and 
rare books from the sixteenth century» The library is much in need of funds to pay 
for essential services such as cataloguing and proper heating» A society has been 
organized in France and North America to raise funds for the library» Please send 
any contributions to Prof» Nancy Roelker, Dept» of History, Tufts University, Medford, 
Mass. 02155» Cheques should be made out to: Friends of the French Protestant 


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L-1 LE ROY, LOUIS, cl 510- 1577. 

Ad Illvstrissimam reginam D. Catharinam Medicem, Francisci II. 

Franciae Regis ... matrem, Consolatio Ludouici Regii Constantini, in 

morte Henrici Regis eius mariti .o, Paris: Pederic Morel, 

1560 [ sic ]. Cum privilegio regio. 

kl f. 

Privilege to Morel dated July 5, I56O. Le Roy's 
dedication to Catherine dated Blois, January, I56O/6I. 


.568-1 SORBIN, ARNAUD, 1532-1606. 

Regrets de la Prance, svr les misères des presens trovbles de 
l'an mil cinq cens soixante sept» Composez par M„ Am» 
SorMn, Prestre de Monteig ..o Paris: Guillaume Chaudière, 
1568, avec privilege dv roy» 
16 f. 

L 568-2 VAUQUELIN DE LA FRESïïAYE, JEAN, 1536-1606. 

Povr la monarchie de ce royavme Contre la Diuision. A la Royne 
mere du Roy. Par I. Vavquelin de la Fresnaye. Paris: Eederic 
Morel, 1568. Avec privilege. 
8 f. 

Vauquelin's political poem is preceded by a sonnet 
by G. Le Fevre de la Boderie. 


1569-1 Le VRAY DISCOURS de la Bataille donnée (par Monsievr) le 13» 

iour de Mars, I569. Entre Chasteauneuf et Jamac: (ou est 
tombé mort le Prince de Condé) Auec le roolle des mortz, prisonniers 
et blessez. Paris: Guillaume de Nyverd, [1569]» 
[9] f. N*^6 

Privilege to Nyverd, dated March 26, 1569» 
Woodcut of Henri, then Due d'Anjou, at the age 
of 16 on the title-page» The future king had been 
placed at the head of the army, 


7lf-l CONDE, HENRI I, DE BOURBON, prince DE, 1552-1588 c 

Declaration de Henry de Bovrbon aviourdhuy troisiesme 
Prince du sang de France, Prince de Condé, Pair de Prance, 
et accompaigné de plusieurs Seigneurs Gent il s- homme s de 
l'une et lautre Religion. A La Rochele, Suyuant la copie 
Imprimée a Strasboiorg, 157'+ » 
[10] fo 

Ms. attribution to printer Jean Portauo 


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157^-2 DECLAEATION des cavses qui ont meu ceiix de la Religion à 
reprendre les armes pour leur conservation. Lan 1574o 
Imprime à Montauban, au mois de luin, 157 '^o 
[8] f. N*59 

Among the causes listed are the Massacre of 
Saint Bartholomew's Day and the deprivation 
of the rights of those of the Reformed Religion 
to exercise their faith. 

157^-3 DESIRE, ARTUS, 1510-1579- 

La singerie des hvgvenots, marmots et gvenons de la 
nouuelle derrision Theodobeszienne: contenant leur arrest 
et sentence par iugement de raison naturelle. Composé 
par M. Artus Désiré. Paris, pour Guillaume lullien» 
157'4-. Auec ptiuilege. 
[8] + ^0 fo 

Privilege to Jullien for 3 years, dated 8 March 157^+0 
Dedicated to Charles IX, the Singerie is a violent 
attack on the Huguenots. 


1578-1 SORBIN, ARNAUD, 1532-1606. 

Exhortation a la noblesse pour les dissvader et destovmer 
des dvels, et autres combats, contre le commandement de Dieu, 
deuoir et honneur deus au Prince. Par M. Amauld Sorbin, 
diet de S, Foy, Prédicateur du Roy. UMark] Paris: 
Guillaume Chaudière, 1578, avec privilege dv Roy. 
40 f. 

Privilege to Sorbin for all of his works for 
9 years, dated December 15, 1567 « Dedication from 
Sorbin to Anthoine, Sire de Pons, dated Paris, 
June 15, 1578. 

1578-2 , 

Oraison fvnebre de noble laqves de Levrs, fils de noble Ao 
de Leuis Comte de Kailus, Gentilhomme chambellan ordinaire 
du Roy, prononcée en l'Eglise S. Paul, en Paris, le dernier 
de May, 1578. Paris: Guillaume Chaudière, 1578, avec 
privilege du roy. 
27 fo 

F, 27: extract from privilege to Sorbin for 9 years, 
dated December 15, 1567, for all his works, 


1584-1 Les REGRETS et sovspirs fvnebres de la France, svr le tres-pas 
de tres-haut et très- valeureux Prince, mon-seigneur, 
Francois de Valois, duc d'Anjou, fils et frère de Roy, Auec 
l'epitaphe dudict seigneur, [n.p», 1584]» 
[6] f. 

Caption title on the verso of the first 

leaf. On the recto: "Sonnet de I'avthevr svr ses 

regrets." The epitaph is signed "EoDoM. " 



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I586-I DISCOVRS svr la comparaison et ellection des devx partis qui 
sont pour le iourd'huy en ce Royaume. Montauban, I586. 
70 p. N*103 

Dated Monauban, April 1, I586. 
Provenance: Bibliothèque Royale and, by 
exchange, Monsieur Forestie, libraire à 


1$88-1 ADVERTISSEMENS avx trois estats de la France, Sur I'entretenement 
de la paix. Au roy tres-chrestien Henry III» du nom roy de 
France et de Poulongne» Paris, pour la veufue François Pliimion, 
iouxte la coppie imprimée Avec Privilege. I588. 
8 f. 

A poem. 

1588-2 ADVIS a messievrs des estats svr la reformation et le retranchement 
des abus et criminels de 1' estât, [nop.], 1588. 

39 p. (23 numbered 32) Nm6 (which is listed 

as 30p.) 

1588-3 COPPIE d'vne lettre escrite de la ville dv Mans, par vn perssonnage 
d'honneur et digne de foy, du dimanche 26. iour de iuin, I588. 
Paris: Gillaume Bichon, I588. Auec permission. 
6 p. 

1588-4 DISCOVRS de l'ordre tenv par les habitans de la ville de 

Rouen, à l'entrée du roy nostre sire. Auec deux harangues y 
prononcées à sa reception par messieurs de Parlement de 
Rouen et du Clergé. Paris, iouxte la coppie imprimée 
à Rouen, I588. 
13 + [1] p. 

1588-5 DISCOVRS sur les calomnies imposées, avx Princes et Seigneurs 

Catholiques, par les Politiques de nostre temps, [n.p.], I5880 
107 p. N*123 

An interesting defense of the League. 

Marginal notes and references. 

1588-6 DISCOVRS veritable svr ce qvi est arrive a Paris le dovziémè 

de May I588. Par lequel clairement on cognoist les mensonges 
et impostures des ennemis du repos public, allencontre de 
monseigneur le duc de Guyse, propagateur de l'Eglise catholiqueo- 
Paris, Iouxte la coppie de Didier millot, [1588J. Auec permission» 
16 p. NI54 (the Newberry 

copy has an error 
in pagination which 
the Toronto copy 
does not have)» 



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1588-7 EXHORTATION avx vrays et entiers catholicqveSo En laquelle est 
ensemble demonstré, que ce qu'est dernièrement arriué a Paris, 
n'est acte de Rebellion contre la Majesté du roy» Paris: 
Guillaume Bichon, I588. Avec permission. 
[2] + 28 p. (numbered 29, but no p, 16 and p, 2'+ numbered '4-^). 

1588-8 GUISE, HENRI I DE LORRAINE, 3rd Duc DE, 1550-1588. 

Coppie d'vne lettre escrite av roy, et extraict d'vne avtre 
aux princes et seigneiors françois, le 17. iour de may dernier. 
Par Monseigneur le duc de Guy se, pair et grand maistre de 
France. Paris, sur la coppie de Didier Millot, avec permission, 
[16] p. 

Portrait of the Duke on the title page. 

1588-9 L^ HARANbVE faicte av roy par la noblesse de la France, sur 

les guerres et troubles de son royaume. Paict à Rouen, en ce 
moys de luing. 1588. Paris, iouxte la coppie imprimée a Rouen. 
Auec permission. 

[8] f. 

1588-10 HENRI III, king of France, 1551-1589. 

Declaration de la volonté dv roy, faite depvis son 
département de Paris. Paris, pour la vefue Nicolas Roffet ... 
Iouxte la copie imprimée à Chartres. 1588. 
Ik p. 

1588-11 . 

Respance dv roy, svr la reqveste presentee à sa Maiesté, par 
messieurs les Cardinaux, Princes, Seigneurs, et des 
députez de la ville de Paris, et autres villes Catholiques, 
associez et vnis pour la deffence de la Religion catholique, 
a{)ostolique et romaine, [royal seal] Paris: Pierre Cheuillot, 
1588. Auec permission. 

15 p. NI73 (the Newberry copy has an 

error in pagination which the 
Will copy does not have)» 
Da'-ted from Chartres 28 May I588. 

I588-I2 HISTOIRE ample et tresveritable, contenant les plus mémorables 
faits aduenuz en l'année 1587. Tant en l'Armée commandée 
par Monsieur le Duc de Guyse, qu'en celle des Huguenots ... 
enuoyée par un Gentil-homme François a la Royne d'Angleterre. 
Reueue, corrigée et augmentée par l'Auteur» Troisiesme 
edition. Paris: Guillaume Bichon, 1588, avec permission. 
51 f. 

I588-I3 HISTOIRE tres-veritable de ce qvi est advenv en ceste ville de 
Paris, depuis le septiesme de may 1588. iusques au dernier 
iour de luin ensuyuant audit an. Paris: Michel Loliin. 
Avec permission. 1588. 
32 p. 

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PLAINTES et remonstrances faictes av roy et à la royne mere, 
par messieurs les princes et seigneurs catholiques, 
[n.p.], 1588. 
16 p. ïï*131 

REMOÏÏSTRMCE faite a monsievr d'Espemon, entrant en l'Eglise 
Cathédrale de Rouen, le 3= de May 1588. Par le penitentier 
dudit lieu. Paris: lean Richer, 1588. 
11 p. 1T178 is. another 

edition of the same work 
pp. lO^ll: D'Espemon' s reply 

REQVESTE presentee av roy par messievrs les cardinaux, 
princes, seigneurs et des députez de la ville de Paris, 
et autres villes catholiques associez et unis pour la 
def fence de la religion catholique apostolique et romaine. 
Paris: Nicolas Niuelle, 1588. Avec permission, 
[2] + 26 p. N181 

REQVESTE presantee av roy ... Paris, iouste la coppie de 
Guillaume Bichon, 1588, avec permission. 

16 p. N182-A (?) 

Another edition of number 1588-16. 

SVITTE de la reqveste presentee av roy, par messieurs les 
cardinaux et princes. Traictant des causes et moyens de 
L'vnion des catholiques, pour la conseruation de leur religion. 
Paris: Guillaume Bichon, 1588. Auec permission» 
15 p. 

WALSHINGHAM, THOMAS, fl. 1360-1A-20. 

Histoire tragiqve et memorable de Pierre de Gaverston 
gentil- homme gascon, iadis le mignon d' Edouard 2. Roy 
d'Angleterre, tirée des chroniques de Thomas Valsinghan, 
et tournée de Latin en François. Dédiée à monseigneur le 
duc d'Espemon. Auec la reque^te sur les Estats de France, 
[n.p.], 1588. 
[10] + 30 p. (numbered to 32 but no pp. 7-8) N183 

Dedication dated from Le Havre, 16 May 1588, and 

signed 'T.H.D.T.", identified by the Newberry checklist 

as Jean Boucher, The ironic dedication of the work 

to d'E^emon makes clear the analogies between 

Gaverston' s career and that of d'Epemon: "Car comme 

vous pourrez veoir en la lisant, le pays, les parens, 

le naturel, les conseils, les ruses et artifices, la 

fortune et le progtez des actions de ce Pierre 

de Gauerston symbolisent entièrement les vostres» 

Il ne vous reste que la fin que nous croyons estre 

semblable, " 

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Advert! ssement et premieres escriptvres du Procès. Pour 
Messieurs les Députez des Prouinces du Royaume de France, 
aux prétendus Estats qui se deuoient tenir en la ville 
de Blois demandeurs d'vne part. Le Peuple et les héritiers 
des defuncts Duc et Cardinal de Guyse aussi demandeurs et 
ioincts d.'une part. Contre Henry de Vallois troisiesme de ce 
nom Jadis Roy de France ... défendeur d'autre part, [Paris]: 
Denis Binet, 1589. 
16 p. 

Concludes that after all Henri's crimes, "He luy 

estant plus permis ny loysitle de prendre le 

tiltre de Roy de France Très Chrestien , ny d'auoir en son 

gouuemement le peuple Frsmçois Catholique et 

fidèle, lequel à ceste occasion a esté dispensé de 

l'oteyssance qu'il estoit tenue de luy porter." 

The pamphlet is signed "Pour l'absence de l'Aduocat, 

signé. CHICOT." 

La LETTRE dv Roy de Navarre et de d'Espemon enuoyee aux 

Rochelois, où sont contenus tous leurs dessains et entreprises, 
et comme elle a esté trouvée à vn hérétique prins a Poitiers. 
Et comme elle a esté communiquée à M, le Duc de Mayenne. 
Paris: Hubert Velu, 1589, avec permission. 
16 p. 

The permission for the publication cornes from "Messieurs 
de la Saincte Vnion". The letter ascribed to 
Henri occupies pp. 5-9; the remainder is introduction 
and commentary by his opponents 

RESPONCE faicte à la declaration de Henry de Valois sur l'innocence 
par luy prétendue de la mort de Messeigneurs de Guyse o 
[n.p.], 1589. 
19 p. 

Les SORCELERIES de Henry de Valois, et les oblations 

qu'il faisoit au diable dans le bois de Vincennes. Auec la 
figure des demons, d'argent doré, auquele il faisoit offrandes .., 
[Paris]: Didier Millot, 1589? Avec permission. 

15 p. 

P. 9 has an engraving of two satyrs of gilded silver, found 
recently in the Bois de Vincennes, each with a club in one 
hand and a crystal vase in the other. In these vases were 
unkno\/n drugs. They were standing before a golden cross» 
The Politiques say that they are juet candlesticks, but 
there is no wick in them. They are "monstres diaboliques." 

The author also claims (p. 8) that "on a trouué chez 
d'Espemon vn coffre plein de papiers de sorceleries, ausquels 
y auoit diuers mots d'Ebreu, Caldaiques, Latins et plusieurs 
caractères incongneuz." 

P. 15' a sonnet "aux Catholiques qui sont de 1 'vnion." 

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ÂDVIS certain de ce qvi s'est passe a Paris a l'arriuee du duc 
de Mayenne le 26. octobre, iusques au 5« nouembre 1592. 
Tours: lamet Mettayer, imprimeur ordinaire du roy, 1592. 
21 p. 


[PONTAYMERI, ALEXAKDRE DE, sieur de Focheran], d„ 1618 „ 

Discovrs d' estât, où la nécessité et les moyens de faire 
la guerre en l'Espagne mesme, sont richement exposez. A 
tres-illvstre et tres-valevrevx prince, Charles de Bovrbon, 
comte de Soissons, pair et grand maistre de France. 
[Paris]: lamet Mettayer, et Pierre L'Hvillier imprimeurs et 
libraires ordinaires du roy, 1595* 
13 + [1] f. 

REMONSTRANCE avx vrays francois pour les induire à viure entre- 
eux en paix à l'aduenir, souz la benediction du sainct 
Père et la seule obéissance de leur Roy Tres-chrestien, 
Paris: Philippes du Pré, 1595. 
16 p. 

CANAYE, PHILIPPE, sieur de Fresne, 1551-1610. 

Remonstrances, et Discovrs faicts et prononcez en la 

Cour, et Chambre de 1 'Edict establie à Castres d'Albigeois, 

pour le ressort de la Cour de parlement de Tholose: 

Par messire Philippe Canaye » » . Conseiller du Roy o . « 

President en ladicte Cour. Montavban: Denis Haiiltin, 


[7] + 129 p. N319 

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1606-1 L' ESTAT present de la Frsmce, Avec les moyens generavx et 

plvs asseurez d'y remédier: par un Gentil-homme François, 
retournant pour la seconde fois en l'armée de Hongrie. Sur 
les plaintes et mescontentemens qu'vn chacun faict en ce temps, 
[n.p.], 1606. 
69 p. 

P. 69: "De Strasbourg, De la Magnanne." 

P. 12: "Toutesfois il ne faut pas que les Princes 

soient si débiles de courage, et foihles de prudence, 

qu'ils ayezit esgaixi à ce que diet vn peuple .... 

Quant les Roys entreprennent le "bien de l' Estât, il 

faut qu'ils passent par dessus toute difficulté ... 

il faut que le Prince suyue plustost ce qui est nécessaire, 

que ce qui est beau à dire, car quand la nécessité 

parle, elle brise et fracasse toutes les loix «.." 


1610-1 DUCHESNE, AM)RE, 158'4-l640. 

Les tiltres, d'hevr et de vertu de fev tres-chrestien 

Henry III I. du nom, roy de France & de Nauarre. Accommodez av 

noble et glorieux surnom de Grand à Ivy publiquement donne 

pour epithete d'honneur, après sa mort. Par André dv Chesne 

Tourangeau, Paris: lean Petit-Pas, 1610, 

Auec priuilege du roy. 

[12] + 96 p. 

Dedicated to "la royne mere". Privilege to Jean Petit-Pas 
for six years, dated July 31, 1610, After the privilege 
(ff. a3i-aA), on the first page of a second gathering 
signed a, another title page: L' EPITHETE d'honnevr, 
d'Henry le grand IIII. du nom, roy de France et de Nauarre. 
Où par abrégé sont représentées les plus grandes actions 
de sa vie, son lamentable trespas, et ses obsèques. Par 
André dv Chesne Tourangeau, 

Paris: Charles Chappella^n, 1610, Auec priuilege du roy. 
On the back of the title, an extract from the same 
privilege, followed on the next leaf by the ssime dedication 
to the Queen Mother. The half-title on p, 1 is 
"L'ELOGE royal ..." 


L'eloge royal dv glorievx titre et svmom de grand, donné povr epithete 
d'honneur au tres-victorieux, tres-auguste et tres-clement, Henry IIII » 
du nom, tres-chrestien roy de Prance et de Nauarre, après sa mort, 
The same as number 1610-1 

L' epithete d'honnevr d'Henry le grand IIII. du nom, Roy de France et de 
Nauarre , , . 

The same as number 1610-1 




r'»aaod'C» e 

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GARNIEE, CLAUDE, ca. 1583-ca. 1633. 

Tomteav de tres-havt, tres-avgvste et très- invincible prince 

Henry le grand roy de France et de Nauarre. Dédié av roy, 

Pariss lean Libert, I6IO. 

W + 36 p. 

Pp. 25-36: Eymne triomfal qui avoit été fait 
povr l'entrée de tres-chrestienne et tres-auguste 
princesse Marie de Medicis, à prezant reyne regent et 
mere du roy. 

Both are poems. 


Adiev, de I'ame dv roy de France et de Navarre Heniy le 
Grand à la Royne. Avec, la defence des Peres lesvistes. Par 
la Damoiselle de G, Paris: Flevry Bovrriqvant, I6IO. Auec 
priuilege du Roy. 
78 p. N* 262 

Privilege to Bourriquant for 6 yeare, dated August 21, I6IO, 


Remonstrances tres-hvmbles a la royne mere régente en 
France. Povr la conservation de 1 'Estât, pendant la minorité 
du Roy son fils. Paris: lean Petit-Pas, I6IO, avec privilege 
du Roy, 

69 p. Nifl? 

Privilege to Petit-Pas for six years, dated July 
31, 1610, Pasquier signs his letter as a Conseiller 
et Maistre des Requestes ordinaire de 1' Hostel du 
Roy. He urges Marie not to call a meeting of the 
Estates, as it will merely give " a tool to those who 
want to stir up the State." 


Triste discovrs et oraison fvnebre, svr le trespas de Henry 
le grand IIII. de ce nom, roy de France et de Nauarre, père 
du peuple. Prononcée en l'église S. Martin de Chauny en 
Picardie, le ieudy I. de iuillet I6IO en presence de toute 
la ville. Par frère lehan de Villart religieux, profé^ de 
Saincte Croix de la bretonnerie à Paris, et prieur du 
Convent de Chaiiny. Paris: Nicolas dv Fossé, 1610. Auec 
priuilege du roy. 
31 p. (p. 31 not numbered) 

Privilege to Villart for 6 years, dated 3 August, 

1610; transfer of the privilege to Nicolas du Fossé, 

dated 10 August, 1610 „ 

Pp. 3-5' dedication to Monseigneur Charles de Balsac, 

evesque de Noyon, Comte et Pair de France. 

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161V1 CONDE, HENRI II DE BOURBON, prince DE, 1588-l6i|-6. 

Dovble de la lettre escritte par Monseignevr le 

prince de Condé, suiuant le vray original. A 

la reyne régente mere du roy, le 19. Feiirier mil 

six cens quatorze. Paris: lean de Bordeaux et 

lean Millot, [l6l^?]. 

16 p. N479 

Contains also: Lettre de monsieur le prince, au Parlement de 
Parisy^ presenctee^par ■leiBieur> de Flefbiruia, le 22 feurier 161^; 
lettre' -de înonèîevf^^de' NevferV a lattoynief (18 fel»*. l'Bé.k)', lettre 
deimonsdeu* i(è' prince de Goîidé.jàlmonsdeur leopt*ince de ;Con;ty 
{DerMéziferèfei^ ce 18 feb. 1614). 
Autographj ■ "Cômrictùg 'TOlisanliS&oiètàtis-'^Jésuw'.'" 



Lettre de monsievr le prince, enuoyee a la royne. Tovchant 
le refvs à luy faict en la ville de Poictiers, [nop.], l6li|'. 
8 p. Nif82 

Letter signed "De Chastellerau ce 25. Juin 161^+." 

Le manifeste de monsievr de prince, enVoye a monsieur le 
cardinal de loyevse. Ensemble la lettre de monsieur de 
Bottillon, enuoyee à madame de la Trimoiiille. [n.p.], I6l4. 
15 p. 

MARIE DE MEDICIS, queen consort of Henri IV, king of France, 1573-16A-2. 
Dovble de la response de la royne régente, mere du roy, à la 
lettre escrite à sa Majesté, par Monseigneur le prince de Condé, 
le 19 feburier l6l4. [n.p., 1614], 
28 p. 

N510A, 510B 
Caption title. 

Double de la Responce de la Royne régente, mere dv Roy, a la 

lettre escrite a sa Majesté, par Monseigneur le Prince de Condé, 

le dixneufiesme de Feurier l6li*-, Montauban: Denis Havltin, 

suiuant la coppie imprimée à Paris, chez F, Morel et Po Mettayer, 

I6l4, avec privilege. 

20 p. N510, 510A, 510B and 

*358 are other editions 
of this letter 

Another edition of 161^-4. Marie's letter is dated 

February 27, 1614, 

PARDONS et indvlgences, de pleniere remission de Coulpe et de peine, 
à tous fidelles Reformez de l'vn et l'autre sexe» Octroyées par 
le Pontife Chamier L'an 21 de son Règne, et de la Reforme le 81 
selon le Calendrier Geneuois o». Leues et publiées par son Vicaire 
du Moulin, au grand Temple de Charenton o.» Avec les lamentations de 
Dv Movlin sixr les misères de ce temps. [n,p.], l6l4o 
16 p. 

An ill-informed parody of Protestantism. 


as I ixra 


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16U-7 PLAINTES de la France, [n.p,, 16U], 

2k p. N*363 

Defends the regency of the Queen Mother and attacks 
her critics. 



Conclvsion de la dernière assemblée faicte par cevx de la 
religion prétendue reformée dans la ville de Montauban, au 
pays de Quercy. Où est contenu la généreuse response de ' 
Monsieur de Vie, Conseiller d' Estât, y député par sa Maiesté- 
Avec deux predictions Tjui nous asseurent de la ruine de l'Empire 
des Turcs en l'année l6l6 ... Par M. C.D.Tullois, Advocat en 
Parlement. Paris: lean Bourriquant, 1615» 

15 P- N539 

On title page ms. notation "Pour les capucins de Rennes." 

1615-2 ADVIS a monsievr le Prince [de Condé]v [n.p.], 1615. 

21 p. N5A-4, N*376 

1615-3 COKDE, HENRI II DE BOURBON, prince DE, 1588-1646. 

MÊinifeste et ivstification, des actions de monsieur le prince. 

louxte la coppie imprimée l'an 1615 par I. lannon. 

[n.p., 1615?]. 

29 p. (p. 25 niimbered 52) 

Caption title. Dated "de Coucy ce 16. luillet I615." 
Ms. date bottom first page "1615. 15. juillet." 

L615-A- DISCOVRS de ce qvi s'est passé en la presentation, des remonstrances 
par escrit, que le Parlement alla faire en corps au roy, le 
mardy. 22 may I6I5. [n.p,, 1615]. 

16 p. N578 
Caption title. 

LOUIS XIII, king of France, l601-l6ij-3. 

Declaration de la volonté du roy adressée à nosseigneurs de 
sa cour de Parlement. Sur son voyage, [n.p.], 1615» 
8 p. 

Declaration dated "a Paris le trentiesme luillet mil 
cens quinze." [ sic ] 

MIRON, ROBERT, d, 1641» 

Harangue faicte av Roy a l'owertvre de ses Estats généraux, en la 
ville de Paris, pour le tiers Estât, le 2? Octobre 161'+. Par 
Messire Robert %ron, Conseiller du Roy ..„ [Paris]: Sebastien 
Cramoisy, 1615, Auec Priuilege. 
10 p. N^Z+SS 

Privilege to Cramoisy for 6 years dated March 16, I6I5. 

Autograph: "Authoris dono." 

i_p. rf><»rr 

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L'IMAGE de la France representee a messievrs des estais, Auec la 
refutation d'vn libelle intitulé le Caton François, faict contre 
ceux qui maintiennent la religion et 1' estât. Le tout diuisé 
en trois parties ... [n.p.], 1615. 

136 p. N*i+63 

Includes an interesting attack on the Caton François 
of Jacques Gillot for its attitude toward royalty and 
nobility. Calvinist political maxims will lead to 
"pure Anarchy." "C'est aussi ce que le Serenissime Roy 
de la grande Bretagne reprochoit aux Calvinistes d' 
Escosse, point d' Euesque , point de Roy , parce que du 
gouuemement Ecclésiastique ils le tirent en exemple 
pour 1' estât polytique" Cp» ^^» misnumbered 64). 

Les PROTESTATIONS de la Ville de Paris faites au Roy sur son 
voyage. Paris: Pierre Buray, I615. 
13 (i.e., 11) p. (numbers 2-3 skipped), 

La VERITE, la ivstice, et la paix. Av roy. [citation du psaume 84]. 
[n.p.7, I6I5. 

11 p. N667 

Indecipherable ms. notation on title page, dated 
le 27 juin 1621, 


.616-1 CONDE, HENRI II DE BOURBON, prince DE, 1588-1646, 

Copie de la lettre envoyée av^ Roy par Monsieur le Prince 
de Condé, pour la paix, Escrite à Saint lean d'Angely, le 
20, Décembre, I6I5. Lyon: Claude Chastellard, auec permision, I6I60 
6 p. N672 is a Paris 

616-2 [GONZAGDE, CHARLES DE, de Clèves, Duc de Nevers] d,l637o 

Lettre envoyée av Roy par Monsieur le Duc de Neuers, Sur 
1 'Arrest faict de la personne de Monsieur le Prince, 
Paris: Abraham Saugrain, I6l6„ 
6 p. 

Letter signed Ch, de Gonzag, de Cleves, from Charleville, 
Sept. 5, 1616. 

,616-3 Le POVRTRAICT d'vne saine, et saincte re&iovyssance a l'honneur 
de Mon-Seigneur le Duc de Svli faisant son entrée en la ville, 
et cité de Montauban le 15» Décembre, I6I6, Montauban: 
heirs Denis Haultin, [I6I6]. 
16 p. 

Poems written for the Entry, 


Lettre de Monseignevr le Dvc de Svlly, Av Roy, [nop,, I6I6?], 
8 p. N702 

Caption title. Dated S, Maixant, ce 29 décembre 1615» 

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Remonstrance dv clergé de France falote au roy le 18 <, iuillet: 
par reuerendissime pere eir Dieu, Meeeire Philippe Cospeau 
[ sic ] Euesque d'Ayre, Conseiller de sa Majesté en son conseil 
d' estât. Assisté de Messeigneurs. les illustrissimes cardinaux 
de Sourdis et de Guise: .., de l'issâdsleer. general le du clergé, 
tenue à Paris l'an mil six cents dix-^sept... Paris: lean Richer, 
1617, avec permission. 

25 p. N*567 is another edition 

printed at Lyon 

[DU MOULIN, PIERRE], I568-I658. 

De la tovte pvissance de Diev et de aa volonté Traitté avquel 
est exposé comment la Toute-puis&ance .de Dieu et sa volonté 
doiuent reigler nostre foy, au pninct du sainct sacrement. 
Par. P.D.M. [printer's mark] La Rochelle, 1617„ 
[8] f. 

Ms. note on title page regarding, printer; "Montauban 
D. Haultin." A Protestant critique of the Eucharist. 


L'ORDPE tenv a 1 ' owerture d"e l'Assemblée faicte^ à Rouen. 

Par le commandement du roy, et en aa, pieaence, le iiii de ce 
mois. Auec les seances, noms et rangs des députez, et de ceux 
qui y ont assisté, et les particuLaritez, circonstances, et 
subject de la harangue de monsieur, le Chaïicelier. Suyuant la 
coppie imprimée a Paris, chez Abraiiam Saajgraln, [n.p.], 1618. 

8 p. N733 is the edition printed 

in 1617 by Saugrain 

. 1619 

Les DEFENSES et ivstifications des Peres lesvites: Contre les Crimes 
à eiax imposez par ceux de la Religion Prétendue Reformée. Sur le 
Bruslement des bastimens de la ville de Brin, le 15= May I619. 
Paris: Isaac Mesnier, 1619» avec permission. 
16 p. 

Permission to Mesnier for 1 year, dated July 12, l6l9o 




ARRIVEE dv roy, en la ville dv Mans, le 28, ivillet 1620. Ensemble 

la harangue faicte à sa Maiesté au non [ sic ] des habitans de ladicte 
ville» Et generallement tout ce qui c'est passé es lieux 
circonuoysins, auant l'arriuee de sadicte Majesté, A Paris, ' '^- 
chez Isaac Mesnier, iouxte la coppie imprimée au Mans, 1620= 

15 p. 

Has book-plates of H, Destailleur and of DoR. 


L'ARRIVEE de l'armée dv roy, deuant la ville de Montauban, auec 
trente mille hommes. Et les furieux escarmouches faictes 
entre Monsieur le duc de Mayenne, et les assiégez. Paris: 
Abraham Savgrain, 1621. Auec permission. 
16 p. N*7ij-3 

Les GRANDES ET SIGNALEES VICTOÏRES, obtenves par Messieurs les 
Duc d'Angoulesme, Prince de loinuille, et Duc de Montmorency. 
Avec l'ordre particvlier de la bataille, les' noms et qualité^;; 
des Seigneurs, tuez, blessez et prisonniers de part et d'autre. 
Ensemble les Articles de la Capitulation, accordez aux vaincus. 
Paris: Abraham Savgrain, 1621, avec permission. 
6 p. N*775 

RECIT VERITABLE de ce qvi s'est passé en la deffaicte des ennemis 
rebelles au Roy, venans au secours de Montauban. La quantité 
des morts et blessés, les noms et qualitez des Capitaines tuez 
et prisonniers. Paris: Pierre Rdteolet, 1621, 
Avec permission. 

12 p. 

P. 11: "Faict au Camp deuant Montauban, le 28 Septembre, 
1621," P, 12: permission to Rocolet, dated at Paris 
4 October 1621," 

RECIT VERITABLE de ce qvi s'est novuellement fait et passé a 
Montauban. Par commandement du Roy, et en presence de sa 
Majesté. Extraict des dernières lettres de la Cour, 
Paris: Abraham Saugrain, 1621, avec permission, 

13 p. 

Describes events occurring the 11-lA- October at 
Montauban, Permission to Saugrain dated Paris, 
October 23, 1621. 

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APOLOGIE royale, contre le libelle intitulé, Meditation d'vn 
aduocat de Montauban. [n.po], 1622« 
Ik p. 

Polemic in verse attacking 1622- 5o 

CONTREBATTERIE et responce a la légende des lesvisteso La 
refutation de toutes ses calomnies, et la cognoissance de 
la vérité sur ce subiect. Paris: La veufue du Carroy, 
1622, avec permission. 
16 p. 

Defends Jesuits against accusations of impiety, 
invention of new doctrines, ambition and sedition. 

La DEFAITE dv Sievr de Montbrvn, de sa Cauallerie et Infanterie, 
par Monseignevr le Duc de Vendosme. Auec vn récit veritable de 
ce qui s'est fait et passé es enuirons de Montauban ooo Paris: 
Fleury Bourriquant, 1622, avec permission. 

15 p. 

Peirmission to Bourriquant dated August 28, 1622 o 

[LUYNES, CHARLES D'ALBERT, duc DE], 1578-1621, 

Devx lettres escrites devant Montavban par Monsieur le 
Connestable, L'une a Monsieur de Modene, l'autre a Monsieur 
de Montbason. Paris, 1622, 
k f. 

A letter from Toulouse, November 18, 1621 and a letter 
from "devant Montauban," dated November 10, l621o 

MED ITJiTION d'vn advocat de Montavban, Sur les mouuemens du temps 
present, [n„p,], 1622. 

15 p. 1^57 

In verse. 

Le PSAVLTIER des rebelles de ce temps, [n„p„], 1622 

13 p. N867 

An attack on the Huguenot rebels of La Rochelle and 

REGNATD DE MONTAVBAN Resuscité, Parlant aux Bourgeois de Montauban 
et à ceux de leur party, [n.po], 1622, 

16 p. N871 

Les SVBMISSIONS faictes av Roy par le Sievr Dvc de Rohan et par 
les Députez de ceux de la Religion prétendue Reformée du bas 
Languedoc, Auec la publication de la Paix, et entree du Roy 
dans Montpellier, Paris: Widow of Abraham Saugrain, 1622, 
avec permission, 
8 p, 

TRES-HVMBLE REQVESTE faicte av roy par les Députez de la Religion 
prétendue reformée de France et Souuerainteté de Beam pour la 
Paix, [n,p,], l622o 
6 p. 


.je ' J V » V 




>fl Vâ 

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léZ^+'l DU MOULIN, PIEREE, I568-I658 

Response à qvatre demandes, faites par -vn gentilhomme de Poictou. 

Par Pierre Dv Mouvlin, Ministre de la Parole de Dieu. Geneva: 

Pierre Aubert, 1624» 

103 p. 

The Bibliothèque nationale lists an earlier edition of this 
question, put to Du Moulin by M. de La Ravardiere, printed 
at Sedan in 1623. 


I625-I DISCOURS veritable de la defaicte du Sieur de Sovbise, av pays 
de Medoc, par les troupes du Roy, commandées par le Sieur de 
Tpvyras., Paris: Antoine Estiene, imprimeur ordinaire du roi, 
1625, avec permission, 
15 p. 

I625-2 DU MOULIN, HERRE, I568-I6580 

Response dv Sievr Dv Movlin, avx lettres dv Sieur Gontier, 

escrites au Roy sur le suiet de leur conferenceo Geneva: 

Pierre Aubert, 1625. 

32 p. 

An earlier edition of this work was published without 
place in I6O9. The debate with the Jesuit Jean Gontery 
had occurred April 11, 1609 (see 1625-^) „ 

1625-3 o 

Trente devx demandes proposées par le Père Cotton o Avec les 
solutions adioustees au bout de chasque Demandeo Item soixante 
quatre Demandes proposées en contre- eschange: Par Pierre Dv 
Movlin Ministre de la parole de Dieu en l'Eglise de Paris» 
Geneva: Pierre Aubert, 1625» 
56 p. 

Bound with four other works by Du Moulin (including 
1624-1, 1625-2 and 1625-4) s all printed in Geneva by 
Aubert „ On fly-leaf: "Le 24 décembre 1711 Jay 
AcJietté Le present livre Contenant plusieurs demandes 
et Reponsses Entre Mr Dumoulin Ministre et Le sieur 
Cotton jésuite Et plusieurs Autres Lequel Livre me 
Goutte dix solz. Costeo" 

The first edition of this work was printed at La Rochelle 
in 1607.. 

- 38 - 

1625-4 . 

Veritable narré de la Conference entre les Sieurs Du Moulin et 

Gontier, Secondé par Madame La Baronne de Salignac, Geneva: 

Pierre Aubert, 1625. 

18 p. 

An interesting debate between tiie pastor Du Moulin and 
the Jesuit Jean Gontery before a group of women in 
Paris on April 11, 1609. The Baroness of Salignac took 
part in the debate. This work first appeared without- 
place in I609o 

^625-5 ESPEE^OW, JEAN- LOUIS DE NOGARET, due D', 1554-1642. 

La prise dv baron de Lvzignan, condvctevr de l'armée dv dvc de 
Rohan. Mené prisonnier dans le chasteau de Cadillac, Auec la 
deffaicte de six cens rebelles, taillez en pieces. Par 
Monseigneur le duc d'Espemon, Paris: veuvue du Carroy, 1625. 
14 p. 


HARANGVE de monsievr le Garde des Seavx, faite aux estats de 
Bretagne tenus à Nantes, le roy y séant, [nop,], l626o 
16 p. 

DRBANUS YIII, pope, 1568-1644. 

Bvlle de nostre tres-sainct père le pape Vrbain YIII, sur la 
celebration du Jubilé general en la ville de Paris, Auec le 
Mandement de Monseigneur l'Archeuesque, Paris: C, Morel 
Imprimeur ordinaire du Roy, 1626, avec privilege, 

15 p. 

Privilege dated February 23, 1626, 



Les DECLARATIONS faites par les Consuls et Habitans des villes de 
Castres, Montauban, Briateste, Pâmiez, Puylaurens, la Bastide 
S. Amand, et autres villes des Comtez d'Albigeois, de Lauraguais, 
et de Foix sur leurs resolutions de demeurer en vr^ ferme obey- 
ssance au seruice du Roy; Contre les armes et entreprises, tant 
du Roy de la grande Bretagne, que de celles du Duc de Rohan oo. 
Avec la lettre des Consuls de Montauban au Roy» Paris: Estienne 
Richer, [162?], avec privilege, 
35 Pc N*948 

Privilege to Richer, Nov, 19, 162? for 3 years. Marginal 

summaries, later becoming chapter titles. 

- 39 - 


1629-1 RELATION DES PROGREZ du Roy, dans le Viuarets et le Languedoc „ 

Ensemble la reduction de la ville d'Alletz, et la Capitulation 
des soldats et habitans qui estoient dans ladite Villeo 
Paris: Antoine Vitray, 1629, Avec Permigsion. 
13 p. 

1629-2 RELATION veritable de la deffaite de devx cens cinquante hommes 
de Montauban, taillez en pieces par Monsieur de Biron. Sur 
deux entreprises qu'ils vouloient exécuter la nuict des Roys .. 
Paris: lean Martin, [l629?], avec permission. 
16 p. 

Dated by hand on title page: "Janvier 1629". 


163'+-1 LA ROCHELLE av roy tres-chrestien Lovis le ivste» Paris: lacqves 
Dvgast, a l'Olivier de Rob. Estienne. 163^. 
89 p. 

On title page ms, notation "Bibliothecae abbatial. 

S. Martini Pontissarensis" and farther do^m "Cath. Ins. 

1717." In another hand "S". At bottom of inside back 

cover "Donné a Salomon par [indecipherable] 1635«" 

A poem in six books. 


[HAY, PAUL, sieur du Chastelet], 1592-1636 

Discovrs d' estât svr les escrits de ce temps, Avqvel est faict 
responce à plusieurs libelles diffamatoires publiez à Bruxelle 
par les ennemis de la France, [n.p.], 1635» 
128 p. N1088 

Marginalia: authorites cited. Two 18th(?) century ms. 
attributions to Hay. 

P. 127: Hay writes"Auiourd'huy cette Monarchie se soutient 
de soy mesme; sa premiere liberté luy est reuenue; et se 
trouuant déchargée de cet embarras qui luy pesoit si fort, 
elle s'en va reprendre dans l'Europe la créance et l'authorité 
qu'elle y possedoit autresfois. " 

- 1^0 - 


Acreigne, Claude de 

Conclvsion de la detniere 1615-1 
Adiev, de I'ame lélO»-3 
Ad Illvstrissimam reginam I56I-I 
Advert issement avx trois I588-I 
Advertissment et premieres 1589-1 
Advis a messievre 1588-2 
Advis a monsievr 1615-2 
Advis Certain 1592-1 
Apologie royale 1622-1 
L'arrivée de l'armée 1621-1 
Arrivée dv. rôy :tl620-l 

Bvlle de nostre tres-sainct 1626-2 

Canaye, Philippe 

Remonstrances, et Discovrs 1597-1 

Advert i s semerit et premieres 1589-1 
Conclusion de la dernière 1615-1 
Condé, Henri I de Bourhon, prince de 

Declaration de Henry 157^-1 
COndé, Henri II de Bourton, prince de 

Copie de la lettre I6I6-I 

Dûfïftle de la lettre l6lk-l 

Lettre de monsievr 161^1-2 
JLe Manifeste de monsievr 161^4-3 

Manifeste et ivstification 1615-3 
Contretatterie 1622-2 
Copie de la lettre 1616-1 
Coppie d'vn lettre 1588-8 
Coppie d'vne lettre 1588-3 
Cospean, Philippe 

Remonstrance dv clergé 1617-1 

Declaration de Henry 157^-1 
Declaration de la volonté 1588-10 
Declaration de la volonté . 1615-5 
Declaration des cavses 157'+-2 
Les declarations faites 1627-1 
La défaite dv Sievr 1622-3 
Les defenses 1619-1 
De La Tovte Pvissance 1617-2 
Désiré, Artus 

La Singerie 157^-3 
Devx lettres escrites 1622-4 
Discovrs de ce qvi 1615-4 
Discours d* estât 1595-1 
Discovrs d'estat 1635-1 
Discovrs de l'ordre 1588-4 
Discovrs svr la comparaison I586-I 
Discovrs sur les calomnies 1588-5 
Discours veritable 1625-1 

Discovrs veritable I588-6 
Dovble de la lettre 1614-1 
Dovble de la response 1614-4 
Double de la Responce 1614-5 
Duchesne, André 

L'éloge royal I6IO-I 

L'epithete 1610-1 

Les tiltres 1610-1 
Du Moulin, Pierre 

De la tovte pvissance 1617-2 

Response à qT?«tre 1624-1 

Response dv Sievr 1625-2 

Trente devx demandes 1625-3 

Veritable narré 1625-4 

L'éloge royal I6IO-I 
L'epithete d'-honnevr laiEr-l 
Espemon, Jean-Louis de Nogaret, duc d' 

La Prise dv baron 1625-5 
L' estât present I6O6-I 
Exhortation a la noblesse 1578-1 
Exhortation avx vrays 1588-7 

Gamier, Claude 

Tombeav de très-haut 1610-2 
Gonzague, Charles de, de Clèves, Duc de Nevers 

Lettre envoyée av Roy l6l6-2 
Goumay, Marie de Jarat de 

Adiev de 1-ame 1610-3 
Les Grandes et signalées 1621-2 
Guise, Henri I de Lorraine, duc de 

Coppie Mm-v lettre 1588-8 

Harangve de monsievr 1626-1 
Harangue faicte av Roy 1615-6 
La Harangve faict av roy 1588-9 
Hay, Paul 

Discovrs d" estât 1635-1 
Henri III, king of France 

Declaration de la volonté I588-IO 

Responce dv roy I588-II 
.Histoire ample 1588-12 
Histoire tragique 1588-14 
Histoire tres-veritable 1588-13 

L'Image de la France 1615-7 

La Rochelle av roy 1634-1 
Le Roy, Louis 

Ad Illvstrissimam reginam I56I-I 
Lettre de Mbnseignevr 1616-4 
Lettre de monsievr 1614-2 
La Lettre dv Roy 1589-2 


kl - 

ettre envoyée av Roy 1616-2 
Ljouis XIII, king of Prance 

Declaration de la volonté 1615-5 
Luynes, Charles d'Albert, duc de 

Deux lettres escrites 1622-^1- 
Le Manifeste de monsievr l6lA~3 

Manifeste et ivstification 1615-3 

Marie de Medicis, Queen Regent of Prance 
Double de la Responce l6l^-5 
Double de la response 1614-^ 

Meditation d'vn advocat 1622-5 

Miron, Robert 

Harangue faict av Roy 1615-6 

Oraison fvnebna 1578-2 
L'ordre tenv 1618-1 

Pardon et indulgences 161A~6 
Pasquier, Nicolas 

Remonstrances tres-humbles 1610-4 
Plaintes de la Prance iSm^ 
Plaintes et remonstrances 1588-14 
Pontaymeri, Alexandre de 

Discours d' estât 1595-1 
Povr la monarchie 1568-2 
Le povrtraict d'vne saine 1616-3 
La Prise dv baron 1625-5 
Les Protestations 1615-8 
Le Psavltier 1622-6 

Les sorceleries 1589-4 
Les svbmissions faictes 1622-8 
Svitte de la reqveste 1588-18 
Sully, Maximilien de Béthune, duc de 
Lettre de Monseignevr 1616-4 

Les tiltres 1610-1' 
Tombeav de très-haut 16l0p2 
Trente devx demandes 1625-3 
Tres-hvmble reqveste 1622-9 
Triste discovrs l6lo-5 

Urbanus VIIIp pope 

Bvlle de nostre tres-sainct 

Vauquelin de la Presnaye, Jean 
Povr la monarchie 1568-2 

Irritable narré 1625-4 

La vérité, la iustice 1615-9 

Villart, Jean de 

Triste discovrs 1610-5 

Le vray discours I569-I 


Walsingham, Thomas 
Histoire tragiqve 


Récit veritable 1621-4 

Récit véritable 1621-3 

Regnavd de Montavban 1622-7 

Regrets de la France I568-I 

Les regrets et sovspirS 1584-1 

Relation des progrez 1629-1 

Relation veritable 1629-2 

Remonstrance avx vrays 1595-2 

Remonstrance dv clergé 1617- 1 

Remonstrance faite I588-I5 

Remonstrances 1597-1 

Remonstrances tres-hvmbles 1610-4 

Reqveste presantee 1588-1? 

Reqveste presentee 1588-16 

Response a qvatre demandes 1624-1 . 

Responce dv roy 1588-11 

Response dv Sievr 1625-2 

Responce faicte à la declaration 1589-3 

La singerie des hVgVenots 1574-1 

Sorbin, Arnaud 

Exhortation a la noblesse 1578-1 
Oraison fvnebre 1578-2 
Regrets de la France I568-I 


Vols. I~III (Oct., 196i»-Maroh, I967) 

leral ^PP©^ case Roaan numerals indicate volumes, lower-case Roman numerals indicate number, 
Arabic numberals indicate the peige. 

en ce -^ '^ 

Acaderos'- of î'iedicine, Toronto 

-see 2rake Collection 

-III (iii) 2-11 pas s in 

-II (ii) 'j-6 
Addison. "Robert Addison Collection, 
Niagara-on-the-I'ake . " 

-III (ii) 11_13 


-I (iii) i^-5, III (iii) 8 
Alciati, Andrea 

-II (i) 2, II (iii) 2-3, III (i) 3 
Alcoholism and Drug Addiction Research 


-see Jellinek Collection 
Alexander de Viliadei 

-II (ii) 5 
Anglican theology 

-see England, Religious History- 

.1 (i) 3, II (i) ^, II (ii) 7, 

III (i) 11 
Art -see Decimal Index.... 

-see Vinci, Leonardo da 
Avanzino, Bernardo, of Mantua 

-II (i) 5 

du Bartas, Cuillaiime de SallUste 

-I (ii) 2 
Bellarmine, Robert, S..J„ 

-I (ii) 1 
Beza, Th. 

-I (ii) 2, I (ii) 3, II (ii) 2, 
II (iii) 3 


-Englo (Rheims, 1582) and misc. 

I^atin, I (i) 2 
-Doua^^ (^th sd., 1633-35) H (i) 3 

Protestant : 

-various transi. I (i) 2 

Bodin, Jean 

-I (ii) 2 
Black, J.B3 

-II (i) 2-k 

-III (iii) 2-11 
Bruno, Giordano 

-III (i) 12 
Bucer, I'iax-tin 

-II (i) 2 
Budé , Cuil 1 aume 

-I (ii) 2 
"Bulletins d'Information" 

-III (iii) 13 

-II (ii) 5 

Cajetan (Thomas de Vio, O.!*.) 

-I (ii) 1 
Calvin, John 

-I (i) 3, I (ii) 2-3, II (ii) 2-3 
Catholic Ch\irch History 

-II (i) 2-k 
Caven i^ibrary 

-see Knox College 

-see I'ediatrics 

-II (ii) 5 
Classical Authors 

-I (i) 2, II (i) 2, II (ii) 7, 

III (ii) 12, III (iii) 2-k 
Clough, C.H,, 

_il (i) 5, III (iii) 12-16 
Colbert, Jean. Baptiste 

^li (ii) 6 
Conti, Natale 

-II (i) k 
Continental Reformers in English Translati 

-See England, l6th Cen. translo 
Corrigan, Beatrice 

-II (i) 5, II (ii) 7, II (iii) 1-7, 
III (i) 2-11 
Courtesy Books 

-I (iii) 6 

-See also Hebrew Psalterc 
Biology and Microbiology 

-II (iii) 2-11 pas sip. 

P^ V i R4M 1 

4l-i U> i-i 


(.1.0 ,olV t 

Ç-S (11) n 

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l'âge 2 

Davis, Natalie Zemon 

-I (i) 2-3, I (ii) 1-2, I (iii) 2-i+, 

I (iii) 5-6, II (i) k, 

II (ii) 5-6, II (ii) 7 
Decimal Index oi Art 

-III (iii) 16-17 
Diodati, John 

-I (i) 2, II (ii) 3-^ 
Drake Collection 

-I (iii) 2-k, II (ii) 5-6 
Drinking Customs 

-I (iii) if-5 


-I (iii) k 
Emblem Books 

Census of, 

-II (iii) 1-7, III (i) 2-13 
Emmanuel College I'i'brary o 

-II (i) k 

-Civil War II (ii) 7 

-Coiinty -n-istories II (i) k 

-Hiatoiy III (ii) 12 

-Law III (ii) 12 

-LiteratTire II (i) 2, HI (ii) 12 

-iHiritans II (ii) 2 

-Religous History I (i) 2, II (i) 2-k, 
Kif III (ii) 11-13 

-l6th Cen. transi. II (ii) 2-5 
Epic, i*ortuguese 
-Illii) 7 
Erasmus, Desiderius 

-I (i) 2, I (ii) 1, II (i) 2, 

II (i) 3, II (i) k, II (ii) 2, 
II (ii) k, III (ii) 13 
Estes, J. K. 


-I (iii) 5 
'j-ermajiy! Reformation history 

-II (i) 2 
Giovio, Paulo 

-II (iii) 5 
Golding, Arthur 

-II (ii) 3 
Gomes de Rocha ^'Wahill, Dr, Antonio 

(Collection of 

-see Waterloo, 
Graham, Victor 

-I (iii) 1-2 
Grendler, Paul 

-I (ii) 1 
Gr otitis, Hugo 

-I (i) 3 

University of. 

-II (i) if-5 


-Psalter I (i) 2 
Heinsius, ^aniel 

-II (iii) 5 
Hoeniger, ^, D. 

-I (i) 1-2, II (i) 1-2 

III (i) 1- jjaasim, m (iii) 2-11 

-Library of... HI (iii) 2-11 


-see also Emblem Books 


-I (ii) 1, III ^li) 12 
_Seo pIso Avanzino, Bernardo 

II (i) 5 
-Drama li- U; 2 
-Poetry I (iii) 2, II (ii) 7 
-Wars, lA-9'v-1512 HI (iii) 12-16 

Farming l^^vials 

-I (iii) if-5 , III (iii), 8-9 
Harris . AT "l pn L, 

-I (ii) 2-3 
Foundling hospitals 

-I (iii) k, II (ii) 5 

-I (ii) 1-2 

-L«.w I (ii) 2 

-Literature and Philosophy I (ii) 2 

-Religous History I (ii} 1-2 

Jellinek Collection 

-I (iii) 5-6 

-See also Bellarmine 

-II (i) 2-3, II (ii) 5, II (iii) 7 
Johnson, W. McAllister 

-III (iii) 16-17 

Kaplan, Joel 

-III (iii) 2-11 
Knox College (Caven Library) 

-I (ii) 2-3, II (ii) 2-if 


* u) 

f.-s (iii) ni . Si in) u: 


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.«l-S (l) II ,S (i 
>i è-£ itl) n ,j.e.:x.ij .ass' 

,£ (l) II ,1 (l : (t) 

.S ill) II ,4 (l) II ,t 

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III , ?-<» 

I \,uj u ,41 viii; 

)i-'-»J- yiij./ 

::-ç (i s-l Ui) I ^-- 


^aee 3 


a«I 'b 

-see England, F-ance, etc. 
Luther, Martin 

-I (i) 2. II (i) 2, II (i) if-'J, 

II (ii) 2, II (ii) k, 

III (ii) 12 

Manip^fls. Jfe,ria Rika 
-III (ii) 2-10 


-li (i) 5, II (ii) 5_7 

Marlorat, Augustin 

-I (i) 2, II (ii) 4 

-II (ii) 7 

-I (iii) 2-4 
Medicine, Academy of, Toronto 

-See Drake Collection 

-See Academy of Medicine, Toronto 

-See Jellinek Collection 
Melanchthon, thiiip 

-II (i) ? 
Merles, Louis de 

^J- Ui> 5 

-I (iii) 3 
Molinaro, J, A. 

-I (iii) 2 
Montaigne, Michel de 

-II (i) 2 
More, Sir Thomas 

II (i) 2-3 


-III (ii)_^2-10 
Music Library, Edward Johnson Building 

University cf Toronto 

-III (ii) 2-10 

McConica, James 

-II (ii) 2-5 
McGiii Unive?- ' 1 ■ (Redpath and Oslei 

Collections) HI (iii) 11 
McKnight , ^e orge 

-III (iij 11-13 
McMaster University, Mills Memorial Library 

-III (ii) 11-13 


-III (iii) 12-16 
Pajitazzi, Sybille 

-I (iii) 2, III (i) 12-13 
Pascal, Blaise 

-II (i) 2 

-I (iii) 2-4 
Peter î'iartyr 

-I (i) 2, II (ii) 2, II (ii) 4 
Petrarca, Francesco 

-I (ii) 1, I (iii) 2, II (ii) 7 
Pico della Mirandola, Giovanni 

-I (ii) 1 
Pomponazzi, Pietro 

-I (ii) 1 
Pontifical Institute of i^Iedieval Studies 

-I (ii) 1, I (iii) 2, II (i) 2 
Poor Relief 

-I (iii) 2-4 

-II (ii) 7 
Printers, early 

-II (i) 2 

-III (iii) 12-16 
Protestant Church History 

-see '^'^<?'land. Prance, etco, 

-see individual reformers 

Ramée, Pierre de la 

-I (ii) 2, II (ii) 2 
Recusant Books 

-II (i) 2-4 
Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 

Centre for, Victoria University 

-I (i) 1-2, I (iii) 2, II (i) 1-2 

II (i) 4, II (ii) 3, II (ii) ^, 

III (i) 1, III (iii) 2-11 passim 
Reformers (Continental), in English 


-see England, l6th Cen, transi. 
Renaissance and Reformation Colloquitun 
-see Toronto Renaissance and 
Reformation Cpilo^uluF 

Renaissance Society of America 

-1 Uiij 1-^ 
Ripa, Ce s are 

-II (i) 2, III (i) 5 
Royal Ontario Museum, Toronto 

-III (iii) 2-11 naasia 

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.ai* i*n 


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St, Michael's College I'ibrary 

(University of Toronto; 

-I (ii) 1, II (i) 2-4, II (i) if 
Science, History of 

-I (i) 3, II (iii) 2-11 ms£im 
Sermons, English 

-III Iii) 12 
Spermi, I>ialoghi 

-I (i) 3 
Stanton, Ralph, Collection 

-II (ii) 7 

Tasso, Torquato 

-II (iii) 8 
Tomasso de Vio 

-see Cajetan 
Toronto IHililic Library 

-II (ii) 2-5, III (iii) 2-11 
Toronto Renaissance and Reformation 


-III (ii) i, III (iii) 1 
Toronto J, University of, Library 

-I (ii) 1-2, I (iii) 2, I (iii) 4-5, 
II (i) if, II (i) 5, II (ii) 2, 

II (ii) 4, III (iii) 2-11 passim, 

III (iii) 15 
Travel Literature 

-II (i) if 
Trinity College Library 

(University of ''^oronto) 

-I (i) 2-3, I (iii) 4, II (ii) if 
Tudor Translations 

-see England, l6th Cen. transi. 

Waterloo, University of 

-II (ii) 7 
Watson, Andre Vf 

-I (iii) if-5 
V/ill Collection 

-I (ii) 1 

-I (iii) 2-if 


-III (iii) 2-11 passim 

2wingli, Ulrich 

.II (i) 2, II (i) if, II (ii) 2 

•aenius, u, 

-see Veen, 0, van 
Valla, Lorenzo 

-III (ii) 12 
Veen, 0„ van 

III (i) 9 
Victoria University, University of Toronto 

-see Reformation and Renaissance Studies, 
Centre for. 
Vinci, Leonardo da 

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