PROTESTANTISM CROSSING THE SEAS: A SHORT-TITLE CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH BOOKS PRINTED BEFORE 1801 ILLUSTRATING THE SPREAD OF PROTESTANT THOUGHT AND THE EXCHANGE OF IDEAS BETWEEN THE ENGLISH-SPEAKING COUNTRIES AND THE NETHERLANDS.
Heijting, Willem, Michel L.H.M. le Cat
The collection of English books printed before 1801 in the University Library of the Vrije Universiteit at Amsterdam is one of the largest collections of such books outside the English-speaking world, and by far the largest in the Netherlands. The collection numbers 5,600 titles and covers all subjects, but is especially concentrated on (reformed) Protestantism in Great Britain, the Netherlands and America, and the exchange of ideas between these countries. The collection of which the existence is practically unknown, contains many rare items from the 16th to the 18th century. It covers the periods of the well-known and widely used bibliographies of English printed books (STC, Wing, and ESTC); in a large number of cases the catalogue entries correct or supplement these bibliographies. The catalogue is aimed both at a general public of bibliographers, literary and book historians working with books from the STC, Wing and ESTC periods, and at researchers in the Netherlands, Great Britain and elsewhere specialized in church history and the manifold historical and cultural relations between the British Isles and the Low Countries. (Bibliotheca Humanistica & Reformatorica, Vol. LIX).
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by Poole, Edward R.
First and only edition. (Lowndes p.1912; Ulrich and Kup p.146; Halkett and Laing p.198 though pagination is stated incorrectly). Lowndes says that "this gentleman issued notices of a translation or Richard de Bury's Philobiblon, a corpus Bibliographicum, and other small works, which never appeared." This periodical contains a 12-page biography of de Bury with numerous references. Wear along hinges with part of the top of the spine missing. Covers detached. Unusual to find a specimen still preserved in the original binding.