The copie of a letter sent out of England to Don Bernardin Mendoza ambassadour in France for the King of Spaine : 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 aduertisements, concerning the losses and distresses happened to the Spanish nauie, aswell in fight with the English nauie in the narrow seas of England, as aIso [sic] by tempests, and contrarie winds, vpon the west, and north coasts of Ireland, in their returne from the northerne isles beyond Scotland.

Burghley, William Cecil, Baron, 1520-1598 [Browse]
Imprinted at London : By I. Vautrollier for Richard Field, 1588.
[2], 38, [24] pages ; 20 cm


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Former owner
  • In fact by William Cecil, Baron Burghley.
  • "Certaine aduertisements out of Ireland" (formerly also STC 14257) has separate dated title page and register.
  • "Much of the text is found in two or more states or settings in various combinations--see STC"--ESTC
  • Signatures: A-E⁴ F² ²A⁴ ²B⁶.
  • Printer's device on title page (repeated on title page of "Certain aduertisements ... "; motto: "Anchora spei"); head-pieces; tail-piece; initial
  • ExKa copy: Part I has the following settings: A2r 'and'; C1r, line 2 'infamie'; C3v, line 12 from bottom 'niards, &'; E3,4 without marginal notes; F2r 'The [space] of Octob. 1588.' Part 2 has [-]1r dated 26 Sept. 1588; A4r line 6 from the bottom 'Byskeyne.'
Binding note
ExKa copy: Bound in full red goatskin, gilt, with red silk doublure and endleaves, stamped on front lower turn-in 'Bound by Riviere & Son.' In brown slip case.
"Certaine aduertisements out of Ireland ... ", pp. [3-20].
ExKa copy: Armorial bookplate of I. Whittuck Whittuck and bookplate of Grenville Kane.
  • STC (2nd ed.), 15412
  • ESTC S108407
Other title(s)
  • Certaine aduertisements out of Ireland
  • Certaine advertisements out of Ireland
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