Kind-Heart’s Dream and Piers Plainness: Two Pamphlets from the Elizabethan Book Trade
In these two little-known pamphlets, published here for the first time together, you will find rollicking storytelling: Kind Heart’s Dream brings to life the dog-eat-dog world of the London marketplace, while Piers Plainness recounts the trials of an apprentice who tries to survive corrupt masters during the fallout of a political coup.
The Fables of Æsop: Paraphrased in Verse by John Ogilby and Adorned with Sculpture by Francis Cleyn (Franz Klein)
The Martin Marprelate Press: A Documentary History
The Martin Marprelate Press: A Documentary History offers a freshly edited collection of twenty primary documents, mainly from manuscript archival sources, connected with the underground press that produced the Martin Marprelate tracts (1588–1589), the anti-episcopal satires that sparked the most famous pamphlet war of the English Renaissance.
The True Law of Free Monarchies and Basilikon Doron
James I's unique writings are more often known of than known and read. The True Law of Free Monarchies is a theoretical justification of the divine right of kings; Basilikon Doron (or the king's gift) is a pragmatic guide, a "how to" book, that combines James's personal experiences as king of Scotland, with his scholarly and literary notions of the ideal comportment of the monarch.