[LONDON, William (fl.1658)]. A Catalogue of the most vendible Books in England, ordered and alphabetically digested ... The like work never yet performed by any. London: 1658. [Bound with:] A Catalogue of New Books, by way of Supplement to the former, being such as have been printed from that time, till Easter-Term 1660. London: A.M. to be sold by Luke Fawn and Francis Tyton, 1660.
2 volumes in one. Small 4° (187x140mm). Collation: A-Z4 Aa-Hh4 Ii1; A-C4. (Lacking blank A1; a little browning throughout; small inkstain on last leaf.) Late 18th-century half calf.
The second edition, re-issue of the 1657 edition, containing a supplement from August 1st 1657 to June 1st 1658. London, a bookseller in Newcastle-on-Tyne, claims to have produced the earliest catalogue of any bibliographical pretensions, a claim fully justified. It contains also 'An introduction to the use of books in a short essay upon the value and benefits of learning and knowledge'. Wing L-2850 and 2848