Sale 2468 - Early Printed, Medical, Scientific & Travel Books, March 8, 2018
138 139 138 c LANQUET, THOMAS; COOPER, THOMAS; and CROWLEY, ROBERT. An epitome of cronicles. Conteyninge the whole discourse of the histories as well of this realme of England as al other cou[n]treys.  (of ), 280,  leaves; lacks blank last preliminary leaf and penultimate leaf in gathering 2Q. Mostly printed in black letter. 4to, 189x135 mm, contemporary calf with later gilt spine title, recased, endpapers renewed, spine ends and center compartments chipped, front cover detached, rear cover loose with last 2 text leaves and rear free endpaper adhered; margins trimmed entering sidenotes, marginal soiling through most of volume, light dampstaining at beginning and end, blank upper margin of title restored, clean tear in lower outer corner of 3A3, worming in blank upper inner corners toward end. Early 17th-century inscriptions and scrawls on title and last leaf, including note on the death of Elizabeth and accession of James I. London:Thomas Marshe, (5 April) 1559 [800/1,200] Pirated edition of the world chronicle begun by Lanquet, who died in 1545 at the age of 24, and completed and first published by Cooper in 1549.“In 1559 Robert Crowley reissued the Epitome with a continuation to the accession of Elizabeth, virulently anti-Catholic in its account of recent events” (ODNB). STC 15217.5. 139 c LARRAMENDI, MANUEL DE, S. J. El Impossible Vencido. Arte de la Lengua Bascongada. Engraved plate of the arms of Guipúzcoa. , 404 pages. 8vo, 148x98 mm, contemporary limp vellum with spine title in ink and remnants of thong ties; light dampstain in upper margin of opening leaves, contents otherwise clean. Salamanca: Antonio JosephVillargordo Alearáz, 1729 [500/750] first edition of the first Basque grammar. Palau 132042.