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[CECIL, William, Baron Burghley.]
The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza ambassadour in France for the King of Spaine,
London: by I. Vautrollier for Richard Field,, 1588. declaring the state of England, contrary to the opinion of Don Bernardin, and of all his partizans Spaniardes and others. This Letter, although it was sent to Don Bernardin Mendoza, yet, by good hap, the Copies therof aswell in English as in French, were found in the chamber of one Richard Leigh a Seminarie Priest, who was lately executed for high treason committed in the time that the Spanish Armada was on the seas. Whereunto are adioyned certaine late Advertisements, concerning the losses and distresses happened to the Spanish Navie, aswell in fight with the English Navie in the narrow seas of England, as also by tempests, and contrarie winds, upon the West, and North coasts of Ireland, in their returne from the Northerne Isles beyond Scotland. Small quarto (169 × 122 mm). Nineteenth-century polished calf, red and brown morocco labels, double fillet gilt around board edges, marbled endpapers. Housed in brown quarter morocco solander box by the Chelsea Bindery. With last leaf table of additional ships. "Certaine advertisements out of Ireland" has separate dated title page and register; printer's mark on both title pages. First edition of this contemporary account of the defeat of the Spanish Armada, a masterly piece of propaganda by Cecil, among whose papers the manuscript was found. There are several variant settings of the text. This copy has the second part ("Certaine late advertisements", relating to battles in the Irish Seas), and collates A-E4, F2, A-B4, [C]2, with the final line of text &q … [Click Below for Full Description]
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