LANQUET, Thomas (1521-1545), continued by Thomas COOPER (1517?-1595) and Robert CROWLEY (1518?-1588). An Epitome of Cronicles ... to the reigne of Quene Elizabeth. London: Thomas Marshe, 1559. 4° (184 x 127mmm). Black letter. Woodcut initials. With the extra leaf in quire 2R, and with two quires 4G at the end, the last of 6 rather than 4 leaves. (A few marginal tears, two leaves in the last quire suffering from slight loss of letters through adhesion, penultimate leaf also repaired at inner margin.) Brown morocco by Bayntun Rivière, red speckled edges. Thomas Lanquet died young, leaving his chronicle unfinished. The work was continued by Thomas Cooper, bishop of Winchester, up to the reign of Edward I, then brought to the reign of Elizabeth by Robert Crowley. This is a hurriedly-printed piracy of the first edition of 1549 (the make up of the two final quires differs between this copy and that in lot 352). STC 15217.5.
John LILY (1554?-1606). Euphues: The Anatomie of Wit. London: J.H[aviland], to be sold by James Bolar, 1631. 2 parts in one volume, 4° (175 x 128mm). John Haviland's flaming-heart device on title and sectional title [McKerrow 392]. Woodcut ornaments. (Small marginal repairs to title and first leaf of dedication, a few small burn holes in text, some headlines slightly cropped, some marginal staining, final two quires with upper corners renewed.) EARLY 19TH-CENTURY RUSSIA BY CHARLES HERING, with his ticket, panelled in blind, spine gilt-lettered in four of the six panels, gilt edges (rebacked). Provenance: John Hely-Hutchinson (sold Sotheby's, 13 March, 1956, lot 410, £28 to Foyle). First published in 1578. STC 17066.