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English Printing Collection (Library of Congress)

Works: 1,431 works in 1,584 publications in 1 language and 19,030 library holdings
Genres: Romances  History  Dictionaries  Poetry  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Apologetic writings  Controversial literature  Sources  Pamphlets  Legends 
Classifications: PQ4582.E5, 851.3
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Most widely held works by English Printing Collection (Library of Congress)
Ovid's Metamorphosis Englished, mythologized, and represented in figures by Ovid( Book )

3 editions published between 1626 and 1640 in English and held by 189 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Natural history by Pliny( Book )

2 editions published between 1601 and 1634 in English and held by 150 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

PLINY, the Elder, Gaius Plinius Secundus (AD 23-79), a Roman of equestrian rank of Transpadane Gaul (N. Italy), was uncle of Pliny the letter writer. He pursued a career partly military in Germany, partly administrative in Gaul and Spain under the emperor Vespasian, and became prefect of the fleet at Misenum. He died in the eruption of Vesuvius when he went to get a closer view and to rescue friends. Tireless worker, reader, and writer, he was author of works now lost; but his great Natural History in 37 books with its vast collection of facts (and alleged facts) survives -- a mine of information despite its uncritical character. The contents of the books are as follows. Book 1: table of contents of the others and of authorities ; 2: mathematical and metrological survey of the universe; 3-6: Geography and ehtnography of the known world; 7: anthropology and physiology of man; 8-11: zoology; 12-19: botany, agriculture, and horticulture; 20-27: plant products as used in medicine; 28-32: medical zoology; 33-37: minerals (and medicine), the fine arts, and gemstones
Titles of honor by John Selden( Book )

2 editions published between 1614 and 1631 in English and held by 145 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Of the lawes of ecclesiastical politie : eight bookes by Richard Hooker( Book )

4 editions published between 1617 and 1639 in English and held by 139 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Remains concerning Britain their languages, names, surnames, allusions, anagrammes, armories, monies, empreses, apparell, artillarie, wise speeches, proverbs, poesies, epitaphs by William Camden( Book )

3 editions published between 1614 and 1637 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The herball, or, Generall historie of plantes by John Gerard( Book )

1 edition published in 1597 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The herball: or, Generall historie of plantes by John Gerard( Book )

1 edition published in 1636 in English and held by 113 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The history of Italy by Francesco Guicciardini( Book )

2 editions published between 1599 and 1618 in English and held by 112 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Overview: In 1537 Francesco Guicciardini, adviser and confidant to three popes, governor of several central Italian states, ambassador, administrator, military captain-and persona non grata with the ruling Medici after the siege of Florence-retired to his villa to write a history of his times. His Storia d'Italia became the classic history of Italy-both a brilliant portrayal of the Renaissance and a penetrating vision into the tragedy and comedy of human history in general. Sidney Alexander's readable translation and abridgment of Guicciardini's four-volume work earned the prestigious 1970 P.E.N. Club translation award. His perceptive introduction and notes add much to the understanding of Guicciardini's masterpiece. This is a translation of the history of Italy by the 16th century diplomat, advisor to heads of state, and military leader Guicciardini
The hierarchie of the blessed angells. Their names, orders and offices; the fall of Lucifer with his angells by Thomas Heywood( Book )

1 edition published in 1635 in English and held by 98 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In verse. The title page is engraved and signed: T Cecill sculp. With a preliminary imprimatur leaf. With four final contents leaves; the last leaf is blank. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery. (marc) 99857466. (stc) STC (2nd ed.) 13327. (vid) 23208. (DLPS) A03207.0001.001. This keyboarded and encoded edition of the work described above is co-owned by the institutions providing financial support to the Early English Books Online Text Creation Partnership. Searching, reading, printing, or downloading EEBO-TCP texts is reserved for the authorized users of these project partner institutions. Permission must be granted for subsequent distribution, in print or electronically, of this text, in whole or in part. Please contact project staff at for further information or permissions. Angels -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800. Cecil, Thomas, fl. 1630. Demonology -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800. Witchcraft -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800. Magic -- Poetry -- Early works to 1800
The anatomy of melancholy : what it is, with all the kind causes, symptomes, prognostickes, & severall cures of it, in three partitions, with their severall sections, members & subsections, philosophically, medicinally, historically, opened & ... by Robert Burton( Book )

5 editions published between 1621 and 1632 in English and held by 85 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"This book provides an examination of melancholy. The author describes various types of melancholy and discusses its suspected causes. In addition, symptoms of melancholy are elaborates, and the prognosis and treatment of the disorder are discussed." (PsycINFO Database Record (c) 2009 APA, all rights reserved)
Orlando Furioso by Lodovico Ariosto( Book )

1 edition published in 1634 in English and held by 78 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Ariosto's Orlando Furioso (1532) is the culmination of the chivalric legends of Charlemagne and the Saracen invasion of France, a brilliantly witty parody of the medieval romances, and a fitting monument to the court society of the Italian Renaissance which gave it birth. In a kaleidoscope of scenes and emotions, three principal stories are developed: the love of Orlando for Angelica; the war between the Franks and the Saracens; and the love of Ruggiero, a Saracen, for Bradamant, a Christian. Enlivening and unifying the whole work is the vital personality of the author, endlessly teasing his readers and dropping casual asides about his contemporaries. Though highly serious in purpose and sophisticated in design, Orlando Furioso displays to the full Ariostro's remarkable sense of the absurd. This unabridged prose translation faithfully captures the narrative entire and renders meaning in its lightest shadings."--Back cover
A dictionarie of the French and English tongues by Randle Cotgrave( Book )

1 edition published in 1611 in English and held by 76 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mikrókosmos : a little description of the great world by Peter Heylyn( Book )

7 editions published between 1625 and 1639 in English and held by 74 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Restitution of decayed intelligence, in antiquities : concerning the most noble, and renowned English nation by Richard Verstegan( Book )

2 editions published in 1605 in English and held by 72 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A declaration of the true causes which moued His Maiestie to assemble, and after inforced Him to dissolue the two last meetings in Parliament by England and Wales( Book )

2 editions published in 1626 in English and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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