From: Poems, &c J. Milton, 1673.

ENL 6226: RENAISSANCE 17th-Century Poetry
Prof. Ira Clark

From the Dept. of Special Collections

The following is a selection of materials from the Rare Book collection in the Dept. of Special Collections. It is by no means a complete listing by either author or title; it is simply to give an idea as to what original material is available for research.

Biblical Studies Delphin Classics Dictionaries John Donne George Herbert History
Ben Jonson Andrew Marvell John Milton Mythology Natural History Ovid


Calvin, Jean, 1509-1564.
A commentarie of John Calvine : upon the first booke of Moses called Genesis / Translated out of Latine into English, by Thomas Tymme, Minister.
London : Imprinted for J. Harison and G. Bishop, 1578.
925, [1] p. ; 19 cm.
BS1235 .C34 1578

Diodati, Giovanni, 1576-1649.
Pious and learned annotations upon the Holy Bible, plainly expounding the most difficult places thereof.
3d ed.
London, Printed by J. Flesher for N. Fussell, 1651.
1 v. (unpaged) port. 29 cm.
220.7 D589p3 Oversize

Hammond, Henry, 1605-1660.
A paraphrase and annotations upon all the books of the New Testament : briefly explaining all the difficult places thereof / by H. Hammond.
The second edition corrected and enlarged London : Printed by J. Flesher for Richard Royston at the Angel in Ivie-lane, 1659.
[3] p. l., xii, 949, [23] p. ; 38 cm.
BS2340 H32 1659 Oversize

Lapide, Cornelius a, 1567-1637.
Commentarii in sacram scripturam / R.P.Corn. Cornelii a Lapide e Societatis Jesu.
Antverpiae : Apud Henricum et Cornelium Verdussen, 1714-1740.
14 v. in 9 ; 35 cm.
220.7 L313c 1714-34 Oversize

Luther, Martin, 1483-1546.
A commentarie of master doctor Martin Luther upon the epistle of S. Paul to the Galathians, now out of Latine faithfully translated into English for the unlearned.
London, Printed by George Miller, 1644.
[8] p., 296 numb. l.
227.4 L973c, 1644

Pococke, Edward, 1604-1691
A commentary on the prophecy of Hosea.
Oxford, 1685.
716 p. fol.
224.66 P741c Oversize

Ross, Alexander, 1591-1654.
The schollers companion : or, a little library containing all the interpretations of the Hebrew and Greek Bible by all authors, first into the Latine, and now, with the English of every Latine word added thereunto, brought into a pocket book. Not onely for the ear of the learned, but also that the unlearned may come to the knowledge of both Testaments in the original tongues / by A.R.
London : Imprinted... by M. Bell for W. Larner... and G. Whittington..., 1648.
[6], 210, [1], 152 ; 15 cm.
220.7 R823s

Willet, Andrew, 1562-1621.
Hexapla in Danielem, that is, A six-fold commentarie upon the most divine prophesie of Daniel : wherein according to the method propounded in Hexapla upon Genesis and Exodus, sixe things are observed in every chapter. I. The argument and method. 2. The divers readings. 3. The questions discussed. 4. Doctrines noted. 5. Controversies handled. 6. Morall observations applyed ... / by Andrew Willet.
[Cambridge] : Printed for Leonard Greene, 1610.
[6], 196, [4], 197-520 p. ; 29 cm.
224.507 W713h


Quinti Horatii Flacci Opera.
Parisiis, excudebat Fridericus Leonard, 1691.
2 v. (7 p. l., 504 p., 1 l., 505-914, [126] p.) front. 27 cm.
Delphin classics.
871 H5 1691

Caesar, Julius
C. Julii Caesaris quae extant omnia, italica versione e ms. codice ad hodiernum stylum accommodata; tabulis aeneis ... Delphini, tum sui reperiendis, auxit Hermolaus Albritius ...
[Venetiis] decreto, et aere ejusdem Societatis, anno autem XII [i.e. 1737]
1 p.L., xxiv, 25-40, 410-440,41-76, 686 p., 1 L., xxxx p. front., illus., plates (part fold., incl. maps) 28 1/2cm
871 C2 1737 Oversize

Sallust, 86-34 B. C.
C. Crispi Sallustii opera omnia
Londini, A. J. Valpy, 1820.
2 v. 22 cm.
Delphin and variorum classics
871 S 1820


Ainsworth, Robert, 1660-1743.
Thesaurus linguae latinae compendiarius: or, A compendious dictionary of the Latin tongue, designed for the use of the British nations: in three parts.
London, Printed for J.J. and P. Knapton [etc.] 1736.
xl p.l., [1344] p. 22 cm.
473.2 A297t

Blount, Thomas, 1618-1679
Glossographia; or, A dictionary, interpreting the hard words of whatsoever language, now used in our refined English tongue
5th ed., with many additions.
London, Printed by T. Newcomb, 1681
[14], 712 p. 18 cm.
423 B657g

Cooper, Thomas, 1517?-1594.
Thesaurus linguae Romanae & Britannicae : tam accurate congestus, ut nihil pene in eo desyderari possit, quod vel Latine complectatur amplissimus Stephani Thesaurus, vel Anglice, toties aucta Eliotae Bibliotheca / opera & industria Thomae Cooperi Magdalenensis ... Accessit dictionarium historicum et poeticum...
Londini : quondam Bertheleti, cum priuilegio Regiae Maiestatis, per Henricum W. Vykes, 1565.
[ca. 2000] p. ; 34 cm.
473.2 C778t Oversize

Dictionarium, seu Latinae linguae Thesaurus, non singulas modo dictiones cotinens, sed integras quoque Latine & loquendi, & scribendi formulas ex optimis quibusque authoribus ...
Editio secunda.
Parisiis : Excudebat Robertus Stephanus, 1543.
3 v. ; 40 cm.
473 D554 1543 Folio

Estienne, Charles, 1504-ca. 1564.
Dictionarium historicum, geographicum, poeticum; gentium, hominum, deorum gentilium regionum ... antiqua recentioraque, ad sacras & profanas historias, poetarumque fabulas ... nomina ... complectens & illustrans ... A Carolo Stephano inchoatum. Ad incudem vero revocatum innumerisque pene locis auctum & emaculatum per Nicolaum Lloydium.
Ed. novissima... Cui accessit Index geographicus.
Londini, Impensis B. Tooke, T. Passenger, T. Sawbridge, A. Swalle & A. Churchill, 1686.
[736] p. 35 cm.
913.38 E81d Oversize

Estienne, Robert, 1503-1559.
Roberti Stephani Thesaurus linguae latinae.
Ed. nova prioribus multo auctior et emendatior ...
Londini, typis & impensis S. Harding, 1734-35.
4 v. 41 cm.
473 E81t 1734

Florio, John, 1553?-1625.
Queen Anna's New World of Words, or Dictionarie of the Italian and English tongues
London, Printed by Melch. Bradwood, for Edw. Blount and William Barret, 1611.
6 p. l., 617 p., 1 l., 617-690 (i.e. 692) p. port. 28 cm.
453.2 F638q

Phillips, Edward, 1630-1696?
The new world of English words: or, A general dictionary.
London, Printed by E. Tyler, for Nath. Brooke at the Sign of the Angel in Cornhill, 1658.
15 p. l., [323] p. 28 cm.
PE1620 .P5 1658 Oversize


Donne, John, 1572-1631.
Biathanatos : a declaration of that paradoxe, or thesis, that selfe-homicide is not so naturally sinne, that it may never be otherwise. Wherein the nature, and the extent of all those lawes, which seeme to be violated by this act, are diligently surveyed. Written by Iohn Donne.
London, Printed by J. Dawson [1644]
9 p. l., 218 (i.e. 220) p. 19 cm
HV6544 .D71 1644

Donne, John, 1572-1631
LXXX sermons preached by that learned and reverend divine, Iohn Donne, dr in divinity, late deane of the cathedrall church of S. Pauls London.
London, Printed for Richard Royston, in Ivie-lane, and Richard Marriot in S. Dunstans Church-yard in Fleetstreet, 1640.
17 p. L., 826, [22] p. 34cm.
252 D685e Oversize

Donne, John, 1572-1631.
Poems, &c. By John Donne, late Dean of St. Pauls. With elegies on the author's death. To which is added divers copies under his own hand, never before printed.
In the Savoy, Printed by T. N. for Henry Herringman, at the sign of the anchor, in the lower-walk of the New-Exchange. 1669.
3 p.., 414 p. 16 1/2 cm.
PR2245 .A1 1669


Herbert, George, 1593-1633.
The temple. Sacred poems, and private ejaculations. By Mr. George Herbert.
6th ed.
Cambridge, Printed by R. Daniel, 1641.
4 p. ., 192, [3] p. 15 cm.
PR3507 .T441 1641


Biondi, Giovanni Francesco, Sir, 1572-1644.
An History Of The Civill VVarres of England, Betweene the two Houses of Lancaster and Yorke. The originall whereof is set downe in the life of Richard the second; their proceedings, in the lives of Henry the fourth, the fifth, and sixth, Edward the fourth and fifth, Richard the third, and Henry the seventh, in whose dayes they had a happy period Written in Italian in three Volumes, by Sir Francis Biondi... Englished by the Right Hounourable Henry Earle of Mounmouth, in two Volumes ...
Imprinted at London, by T. H. and I. D. for John Benson and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dustans church-yard, 1641.
2 v. in 1. geneal. tables. 30 cm.
942.04 B615h

Clarendon, Edward Hyde, Earl of, 1609-1674.
The history of the rebellion and civil wars in England, begun in the year 1641. With the precedent passages, and actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy end, and conslusion thereof by the king's blessed restoration, and return upon the 29th of May, in the year 1660. Written by the right honourable Edward Earl of Clarendon ...
Oxford, Printed at the Theater, 1704.
3 v. fronts. 39 cm.
942.06 C591h 1704-1707 Oversize

Froissart, Jean, 1338?-1410?
The Cronycles of Englande, Fraunse, Spayne, Portyngale, Scotlande, Bretayne, Flauders and other places adioynynge. Translated out of Frenche into our maternall Englysshe tonge, by Johan Bourchier Knight Lorde Berners: at the comaundement of oure Moost Highe Redouted Souerayne Lorde Kyng Henry the VIII, Kyng of Englande and of Fraunce, A Highe Defender of the Christen Faythe.
[London, Richarde Pynson, 1523-1525]
2 v. 31 cm.
940.17 F929cEb Oversize

Holinshed, Raphael, d. 1580? comp.
[The chronicles of England, Scotland and Ireland.
London, 1587]
3 v. in 2. 37 cm.
942 H732c Oversize


Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637
The workes of Benjamin Jonson
London : Printed by William Stansby, 1616
<8>, 1015 p., <1> leaves of plates ; 29 cm.
822.3 J81 1616 Oversize

Library copy bound with second part of: The workes of Benjamin Jonson. The second volume. London: R. Meighen, 1640.

Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637
The workes of Benjamin Jonson
London, Richard Bishop, 1640.
1 v. 30 cm
822.3 J81 1640 Oversize

Library copy bound with: The workes of Benjamin Jonson. The second volume. London: R. Meighen, 1640.

Jonson, Ben, 1573?-1637
The workes of Benjamin Jonson: : The second volume.
2 v. ; 28 cm.
822.3 J81 1640 Oversize

Library copy lacks t.p. First part bound with: The workes of Benjamin Jonson. London: R. Bishop, 1640. Second part containing The magnetick lady, etc. (cf. STC 14754) bound separately. Second part bound with: The workes of Benjamin Jonson. London: Stansby, 1616.


Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678.
Advice to a painter, &c.
[London, 1679].
4 p. 28 cm.
PR3546 .A62

Marvell, Andrew, 1621-1678.
Miscellaneous poems. / By Andrew Marvell, esq; late member of the honourable House of Commons.
London, : Printed for Robert Boulter, at the Turks-Head in Cornhill., M.DC.LXXXI. [1681]
[4], 1-116, 131-139 [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : port ; 31 cm. (folio)
PR3546 .A1 1681 Oversize


Milton, John, 1608-1674.
The history of Britain : that part especially now call'd England : from the first traditional beginning continu'd to the Norman Conquest / collected out of the antienest and best authours thereof by John Milton.
London: Printed by J. M. for James Allestry, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1670.
1 p. l., 308, [54] p, front. ; 21 cm.
942.01 M662h

Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Paradise lost : a poem in ten books / the author, John Milton.
London : Printed by S. Simmons, and to be sold by S. Thomson ... H. Mortlack ... M. Walker ... and R Boulter, 1668.
[356] p. ; 18 cm.
821.4 M662p

Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Paradise regain'd : a poem in IV books to which is added Samson Agonistes.
London : Printed by J.M. for John Starkey, 1671.
[4], 111, [1], 101, [3] p. ; 18 cm. (8vo)
821.4 M662pa

Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Poems of Mr. John Milton : both English and Latin, compos'd at several times : printed by his true copies : the songs were set in musick by Mr. Henry Lawes ... Printed and publish'd according to order.
London : Printed by Ruth Raworth for Humphrey Moseley, and are to be sold at the signe of the Princes Arms in S. Pauls Church-yard, 1645.
[8], 120, 87, [1] p., [1] leaf of plates : port. ; 16 cm.
PR3550 .C23 1645

Milton, John, 1608-1674.
Poems, &c. upon several occasions. By Mr. John Milton: both English and Latin, &c. composed at several times. With a small tractate of education to Mr. Hartlib.
London, Printed for Tho. Dring at the White Lion next Chancery Lane end, in Fleet-street, 1673.
165, 117 p. 17 cm.
PR3552 .D71 1673


Gautruche, Pierre, 1602-1681.
The poetical histories : being a compleat collection of all the stories necessary for a perfect understanding of the Greek and Latine poets, and other ancient authors / written originally in French by P. Galtruchius
3rd ed., corr. and amended / by Marius D'Assigny.
London : Printed by W.G., and are to be sold by M. Pitt ..., 1674.
[16], 111, [3], 131-453, [19] p. ; 17 cm.
292 G277p 1674

Ross, Alexander, 1591-1654.
Mel Heliconium:
London, Printed by L. N. and J. F. for W. Leak, 1643.
4 p.l., 176 p. 16 cm.
292 R823m

Ross, Alexander, 1591-1654.
Mystagogus poeticus; or, The mvses interpreter: explaining the historicall mysteries, and mysticall histories of the ancient Greek and Latine poets. Here Apollo's temple is again opened ... By Alexander Ross.
The 3d ed., corr. and enl. To which is prefixed the geneology of the heathen gods.
London, Printed by S. G. for Joshua Kirton, 1653.
[18], 418, [32] p. front. 17 cm.
292 R823my3


Aldrovandi, Ulisse, 1522-1605?
De animalibus insectis libri septem, cum singulorum iconibus advivum expressis.
Bonon : Apud Clementum Ferronium, 1638.
[10], 767, [43] p., [1] l. : illus. ; 36 cm.
574.03 A365 v.4 Oversize

Aldrovandi, Ulisse, 1522-1605?
Monstrorum historia. Cum Paralipomenis historiae omnium animalium. Bartholomaeus Ambrosinus ... volumen composuit. Marcus Antonius Bernia in lucem edidit ...
Bononiae, Typis Nicolai Tebaldini, 1642.
2 parts in 1 v. : illus. ; 37 cm.
574.03 A365 v. 11 Oversize

Rondelet, Guillaume, 1507-1566.
Gvlielmi Rondeletii ... Libri de piscibus marinis, in quibus verae piscium effigies expressae sunt ...
Lugduni, apud Matthiam Bonhomme, 1554-55.
2 v. in 1. illus. 35 cm. 597 R771l Oversize

Rondelet, Guillaume, 1507-1566.
L'histoire entiere des poissons, compose premierement en latin par maistre Guilaume Rondelet ... Maintenant traduites en francois sans auoir rien omis estant necessaire a l'intelligence d'icelle. Auec leurs pourtraits au naif.
Lion, M. Bonhome, 1558.
2 v. in 1 illus. 31 cm. 597 R771lFj

Pliny, the Elder.
The historie of the world: commonly called, The naturall historie of C. Plinius Secundus. Translated into English by Philemon Holland.
London, Printed by A. Islip, and are to be sold by John Grismond ... 1634-1635.
2 v. in 1. 35 cm.
871 P6nEh Oversize

Pliny, the Younger
In hoc volumine continentur C. Plinii Caecilii Secudi epistola, libri noue.
Impressum Venetiis Per Ioannem et Bernardinum, MCCCCX
230 numb. l. 33 cm.
871 P7e 1510 Oversize


Dryden, John, 1631-1700.
Fables ancient and modern / translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with original poems. By Mr. Dryden.
London : Printed for Jacob Tonson, within Gray's Inn Gate next Gray's Inn Lane, 1700.
36 p.l., 646, 2 p. 33 cm.
821.4 D799f 1700 Oversize

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
The Metamorphoses of Ovid. Translated by William Caxton 1480.
Facsimile ed.
New York, G. Braziller in association with Magdalene College, Cambridge, 1968.
2 v. 31 cm.
871 O8m.Ec, Ms, facsim.

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
Ovids Metamorphosis Englished.
London : Printed for A. Roper, 1656.
1 p. l. 316 [i.e. 278, 9] p. ; 14 cm.
871 O8.mEs 1656 Oversize

Ovid, 43 B.C.-17 or 18 A.D.
Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished, mythologiz'd, and represented in figures.
Oxford, : John Lichfield, 1632.
[xx] 549 p. ; 34 cm.
871 O8m.Es 1632 Oversize

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