[STANDISH, John (1507?-70) archdeacon of Colchester]. A discourse wherin is debated whether it be expedient that the scripture should be in English for al men to reade that wyll. Fyrst reade this booke with an indifferent eye, and then approve or condempne, as God shall moue your heart. London: Robert Caly, December 1554.
Small 8° (130 x 90mm). Collation: A-K8 L6, including final errata leaf. 19th-century purple morocco gilt by Riviere, edges gilt.
FIRST EDITION. STC 23207 (lists 8 copies, including the present)
Thomas WATSON (1513-84), bishop of Lincoln. Holsome and Catholyke doctryne concerninge the seven Sacramentes of Chrystes Church, expedient to be knowen of all men, set forth in maner of shorte sermons. London: Robert Caly, 7 June 1558.
Small 4° in 8's (187 x 135mm). Collation: s4 A-Z8 Aa8, (lacks final blank). 18th-century panelled calf (spine worn, both covers detached). Provenance: J.Bencott? (early signature on title); E.W.Sargeant (18th-century signature); William Maskell (bookplate), bought 'at the sale at Sotheby's 1848 L3.9s'; Cardiff Castle bookplate; Bute bookplate.
Watson was one of the leading Catholic preachers in London, he also disputed against Cranmer at Oxford. STC 25114 (records no copy of this edition in America) (2)