01 titlepage to Pliny the Elder, Historiae Naturalis Leyden, 1635 . The titlepage is divided up according to the layers of sea, land and air.
02 titlepage to Raphael Holingshead's Chronicle of England, Scotlande and Irelande, John Hunne, 1577. This book was a primary source for Shakespeare's Plays
03 Titlepage of the first illustrated edition of Cervantes' Don Quixote Brussels, 1608
04 frontispiece to the celebrated second edition of Sir Philip Sidney's The Countesse of Pembroke's Arcadia , London 1593 (see next gallery for later edition)
02 titlepage to J.Baret's An Alvaerie, or Triple Dictionary in English, Latin and French ; an Alvaerie is a sort of Beehive and denotes industry and organisation). This is one of the earliest of English dictionaries, published by H. Denham. London
03 titlepage of Cervantes' Don Quixote , the Blount edition c1612.
04 Pierre Mathieu, Emerson's edition of Seianus and Philippa's Histories , 1632.