BALE, John (1495-1563), bishop of Ossory. A brefe Chronycle concerning the examination and death of the Blessed martir ... Sir John Oldcastell the Lord Cobham. London: Anthony Scoloker & William Seres [1548?]. Small 8° (138 x 88mm). Collation: A-G8. Woodcut of Oldcastel on title. 19th-century calf gilt (upper cover detached). Provenance: Bute bookplate. Second or third edition. STC 1278; W.T.Pennar Davies, "Bibliography of Bale", Oxford Bibl.Society vol.5 (1940), no.3.iii.
A declaration of Edmonde Bonners articles, concerning the cleargye of Ldon dyocese whereby that excerable Antychriste, is in his righte colours reveled in the yeare of our Lord a.1554. Newlye set fourth allowed. London: John Tysdall for Francis Coldocke, 1561. Small 8° (138 x 88mm). Collation: *8 A4-1 B-U8. Woodcut of Adam and Eve expelled from Paradise on verso of U7. (Lacks final blank; paperfault in C4, clean tears repaired in M4, R4, T7.) 19th-century blue morocco gilt, edges gilt. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate. ONLY EDITION. STC 1289; Pennar Davies, op.cit. 29
The Image of both Churches, after the most wonderfull and heavenly Revelation of sainct Iohn the Evangelist, contayning a very fruitfull exposition of Paraphrase upon the same. London: Thomas East [c.1570]. Small 8° (140 x 88mm). 3 parts. Collation: A-T8 (with final blank); 2A-2U8; 3A-3R8 3S4. 25 small woodcut illustrations. (Headline cropped on N1 and second D3; paperfault in N4.) 18th-century calf (upper cover detached). Provenance: Daniel Hogflesh (17th-century signature on second title verso); Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 1301; Pennar Davies op.cit. 18.v
The Pageant of Popes, contaynninge the lyves of all the Bishops of Rome ... to the yeare of Grace 1555 ... shewing manye straunge, notorious, outragious and tragicall partes played by them ... Written in Latin .. and now Englished by I.S.. London: Thomas Marsh, 1574. Small 4° (193 x 140mm). Collation: *a-*e4 A-Z8 Aa-Bb8 (lacking final blank). 19th-century morocco gilt by Pratt, edges gilt. Provenance: Paine bookplate; Cardiff Castle bookplate.
ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH. STC 1304; Pennar Davies, op. cit.32
[Miles COVERDALE]. A Christian exhortacion unto customable Swearers. Preface by Miles Coverdale, 4pp. of verse at end. London: John Awdely, 1575. Small 8° (138 x 90mm). Collation: A-D8 (lacking final blank). Title within ornamental border. Early 19th-century green morocco, edges gilt. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate; Bute bookplate. STC 1286 attributes this to Bale, wrongly, according to Pennar Davies, op.cit. (5)