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GASCOIGNE, George (1542?--1577)
The droomme of Doomes day. Wherin the frailties and miseries of mans lyfe, are lyuely portrayed, and learnedly set forth. Deuided, as appeareth in the page next following. Translated and collected by George Gascoigne Esquyer.
London: for Gabriell Cawood: dwelling in Paules Churchyard, at the signe of the holy Ghost, 1576.
[276] p. ; 19.0 cm. (4º)

Blackletter. Printer's name from STC: 'T. East'. The collation includes two blank leaves following the Epistle to the Earl of Bedford and the errata leaf. 'The first Booke of the vewe of worldly vanities' is a translation of Pope Innocent III's De contemptu mundi. Woodcut initials. ESTC s102877; STC 11641; Pforzheimer 400.

Copy Notes Lacking the two blank leaves. Inscribed in ink on front free-endpaper J Soane / 1790. Inscribed in ink at head of title-page Eliza Meredith; and, at foot, T. Belloe / 1636 with Latin tag Doli tenebras spero lucem and at the foot of the imprint date Sors mea in manu tua. Numerous underlinings and marginal annotations in ink in the latter hand.

Binding Late C18th sprinkled calf, gilt-ruled and dotted spine, red morocco spine-label.

Reference Number 4712


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