CROWLEY, Robert (1518?-1588), vicar of St.Giles, archdeacon of Hereford and poet. An Apologie, or defence, of those English Writers & Preachers which Cerberus the three headed Dog of Hell, chargeth wyth false doctrine, under the name of Predestination. London: [Henry Denham for] Henry Binneman, 14 October 1566. Small 4° (195 x 140mm). Collation: a4 A-X4 Aa-Ee4. Wide title border of various typographic ornaments. (Lacking first and last blanks; Ee3 laid down; tear in blank portion of a4 repaired.) 19th-century brown morocco gilt, turn-ins with two double fillets, (spine rubbed), edges gilt. Provenance: Bute bookplate. FIRST EDITION. As a reformer, Crowley objected to the wearing of vestments in church and was in dispute with Archbishop Parker. He was imprisoned and resigned his archdeaconry in 1566. STC 6076
The setting open of the subtyle sophistrie of Thomas Watson ... which he used in hys two Sermons made before Queene Mary ... anno 1553. to proove the reall presence of Christs body and bloud in the sacrament .... London: Henry Denham, 1569. Small 4° (194 x 138mm). Collation: A4 (mis-signed) b4 B-Y4 Aa-Yy4 3A-3G4. Title within border of typographical ornaments, printer's woodcut device at end [McKerrow 150], (title laid-down). 19th-century brown morocco, uniform with above. Provenance: Bute bookplate. FIRST EDITION. STC 6093
Thomas WATSON (1513-84), bishop of Lincoln. Holsome and Catholyke doctryne concerning the seven Sacramentes of Chrystes Church, expedient to be knowen of all men.... London: Robert Caly, 10 February 1558.
Small 4° in 8's (183 x 130mm). Collation: s4 A-Z8 Aa8 (lacking final blank). Woodcut titleborder [McKerrow & Ferguson 63]. 19th-century half calf. Provenance: Jo. Michel (old signature on title); Cardiff Castle bookplate. FIRST EDITION, second issue. STC 25112.5 (3)