DEVEREUX, Robert, Second Earl of Essex (1566-1601). A volume of 4 tracts by or on the Second Earl, including: DEVEREUX, R. An apologie of the earle of Essex. London: Richard Bradocke, 1603. 4° (180 x 130mm). 23ll. (Title soiled.) Second edition. STC 6788; and 3 others. Modern calf.
DEVEREUX, Robert, Third Earl of Essex (1591-1646). A volume of 3 tracts on the Third Earl, comprising: Robert CODRINGTON (d. 1665). The Life and Death of the Illustrious Robert Earle of Essex. London: F. Leach for L. Chapman, 1646. 4° (183 x 130mm). Engraved frontispiece and pp. [iv], 50. Wing C-4877. [and:] Sir Henry WOTTON (1568-1639). A parallell betweene Robert late Earle of Essex, and George late Duke of Buckingham. London: 1641. 4° (184 x 129mm). 8ll. Woodcut on title (Cut close at foot, with loss of one or two catchwords). Wing W-3647; and one other (imperfect). Modern calf.
Another volume of 3 tracts on the Third Earl, comprising: The true mannor and forme of the proceeding to the funerall of the Earle of Essex. London: Henry Seale, 1646. 4° (172 x 125mm). 13ll. Engraved portrait by Marshall, and folding engraved plate of Essex's hearse, plus folding woodcut and full-page woodcut, as well as several armorial woodcuts in text, all COLOURED BY A CONTEMPORARY HAND. Wing T-2758A. [and:] C. G. An elegie upon the most lamented death of Robert Earle of Essex. [London: 1646]. 4° (173 x 125mm). 2ll, in verse. Author's initials cropped at end. Wing G-3; with one other. Modern calf.
A further collection of 9 tracts in one volume, including: Famae posthumae excellentissimi & illustrissimi herois ac domini Roberti Devereux. London, 1646. 4° (180 x 130mm). 4ll, in neo-Latin verse, two of the pieces signed by Barth. Mikysko and Gaspar Hlawacius, both Bohemian exiles. ONLY EDITION. Wing F-350, LISTING JUST ONE COPY (Salt Library, Stafford). Some other tracts incomplete, some duplicating previously mentioned items. Modern calf; together with 2 other volumes containing a total of 4 items.