BELL, Thomas (fl. 1573-1610). The survey of Popery. Wherein the reader may cleerly behold, not onely the originall and daily incrementes of Papistrie, with an evident confutation of the same, but also a succinct and profitable enarration of the state of Gods Church from Adam untill Christs ascension. London: Valentine Sims, 1596. Small 4° in 8's (182 x 133mm). Collation: A4 B-Y8 Aa-Nn8 Oo2. Title within a border of typographic ornaments. 19th-century olive morocco gilt, edges gilt. Provenance: R. Lewkenor (contemporary signature, partly cropped at head of title); Cardiff Castle bookplate. ONLY EDITION. Thomas Bell was a Catholic priest who recanted in 1592 and then wrote numerous polemics against the Pope. STC 1829
Jacobus KIMENDONCIUS (d.1598). The redemption of mankind three bookes: wherein the controversie of the universalitie of redemption and grace ... is largely handled ... Translated into English by Hugh Ince. London: Felix Kingston, 1598. Small 4° (187 x 130mm). Collation: A-Z8 Aa-Cc8 Dd2. (Title thumbsoiled.) Contemporary limp vellum, ties (later endpapers). Provenance: Francis Beaumont, early 17th-century ownership inscription on the original fly-leaf 'est verus possessor huius libri' with a motto from Vergil; Edward Brightman, anno 1624. ONLY EDITION, one of two variants. STC 14959.6 (records 9 copies, including the present).
Roger ASCHAM (1515-68). Apologia ... pro caena Dominica, contra Missam & eius prestigias: in Academia olim Cantabrigiensi ercitationis gratia inchoata. London: F. Coldock, 1577 [altered to 1578 in ink]. 8° (140 x 93mm). Collation: *8 A-S8 T4. (Worming in lower blank margin.) 19th-century calf (worn). Provenance: George Stokes, founder of the Parker Society (d.1847); Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 825
And six others, variously bound, ([Simon de VOYON]. A testimonie of the true Church of God ... Translated out of French by William Phiston. London, H.M. for Thomas Charde . Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 24891; [Christopher CARLILE]. A discourse of Peters life, peregrination and death. London: Roger Ward [1580?]. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 4656; Christopher CARLIILE. A discourse concerning two diuine positions. London: Roger Ward, 1582. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 4654; [Philip van MARNIX]. The Bee hiue of the Romishe Churche ... newly imprinted. London: Thomas Dawson for John Stell, 1580. Provenance: Joseph Sedgwick bookplate; Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 17446; [Francois HOTMAN (1524-90)]. De furoribus Gallicis, ... Ernesto Varamundo auctore. Edinburg [i.e. London, H. Bynneman] 1573. Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 13845; Matthew SUTCLIFFE. An Abridgement or Survey of Poperie. London: Melchisedech Bradwood for Cuthbert Burbie, 1606. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate; Bute bookplate. STC 23448). (9)