BIBLIANDER, Theodore (1504-64), Swiss reformer and orientalist. A Godly consulation unto the brethren and companyons of the Christen religyon. By what meanes the cruell power of the Turkes, bothe may, and ought for to be repelled ... And also of the superstytyous and damnable lawe of the Mahumetanes, and of other certen thynges most worthy truly to be red and consydered. [Colophon:] Translated owte of Latine in to Englysshe and printed at Basill by Radulphe Bonifante [i.e. Antwerp, Matthias Crom] August 1542.
Small 8° (140 x 88mm). Collation: A-U8. (Corner torn from C1, with loss of a few letters; sidenote on D5 shaved.) 19th-century calf gilt by Bedford, edges gilt. ONLY EDITION IN ENGLISH. Crom had been the printer of Tyndale's New Testament. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate. STC 3047 (lists 7 copies).
John ASHWELL(d.1541?), prior of Newnham, & George JOYE (d.1553). The letters whyche Johan Ashwell Priour of Newnham Abbey besydes Bedforde, sente secretly to the Byshope of Lyncolne, in ... m.d.xxvii. Where in the sayde pryour accuseth George Joye that tyme beyng felow of Peter college in Cambrydge, of fower opinyons: wyth the answere of the sayde George unto the same opynyons. Dated at end 'At Strassburge the 10. daye of June'. [London?: Thomas Raynalde and William Hill?, 1548?].
Small 8° (125 x 85mm). Collation: A-C8 D4. (Running title cropped on many leaves and the first line on 4 leaves.) 19th-century brown morocco by Bedford, edges gilt. Provenance: Cardiff Castle bookplate. Second edition, first published at Antwerp in 1531. Ashwell wrote in 1527 to the Bishop of Lincoln, partly in Latin, partly in English, bitterly complaining of the Lutheran heretical opinions held by George Joye, asking that the letter be kept secret. This letter, however, fell into the hands of Joye, who fled to Strassburg to escape possible charges against him. From there he published Ashwell's letter with an elaborate reply. STC 846 (lists 8 copies) (2)