Early English Books Online (Phase 1)
EEBO-TCP is a partnership between the Universities of Michigan and Oxford and the publisher ProQuest to create accurately transcribed and encoded texts based on the image sets published by ProQuest via their Early English Books Online (EEBO) database (http://eebo.chadwyck.com). The general aim of EEBO-TCP is to encode one copy (usually the first edition) of every monographic English-language title published between 1473 and 1700 available in EEBO.
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Text selection was based on the New Cambridge Bibliography of English Literature (NCBEL). If an author (or for an anonymous work, the title) appears in NCBEL, then their works are eligible for inclusion. Selection was intended to range over a wide variety of subject areas, to reflect the true nature of the print record of the period. In general, first editions of a works in English were prioritized, although there are a number of works in other languages, notably Latin and Welsh, included and sometimes a second or later edition of a work was chosen if there was a compelling reason to do so.
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1609Description:Based on: Dedekind, Friedrich. Grobianus. Printer's name supplied and publisher's name conjectured by STC. The first leaf is blank. Reproduction of the original in the British Library.This item contains 4 files (1.44 MB).Publicly Available
TextEEBO-TCP (Phase 1)Cyrupædia The institution and life of Cyrus, the first of that name, King of Persians. Eight bookes. Treating of noble education, of princely exercises, military discipline, vvarlike stratagems, preparations and expeditions: as appeareth by the contents before the beginning of the first booke. Written in Greeke by the sage Xenophon. Translated out of Greeke into English, and conferred with the Latine and French translations, by Philemon Holland of the city of Coventry Doctor in Physick. Dedicated to his most excellent Maiesty.Date of publication:
1632Description:With an additional engraved title page signed: Hh invent Will: Marshall sculpsit. Printer's name from STC. "Naumachia .. by Abraham Holland ..", a reprint of STC 13580 with different preliminaries, has separate dated title ...This item contains 4 files (11.99 MB).Publicly Available
TextEEBO-TCP (Phase 1)Vt hora, sic fugit vita. A commemoration on the life and death of the right Honourable, Sir Christopher Hatton, Knight, late Lord Chauncellor of England Wherin triumphant trueth reuiueth his memorie from the graue: exhorting nobilitie, gentrie, and duetifull subiects, to continue their obedience to God and her Maiestie, and to preuent by pollicie the perilous practises of euery ciuil and forrain enemy. Published by Iohn Phillips.Date of publication:
1591Description:In verse. Printer's name from STC. Reproduction of a photostat of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.This item contains 4 files (405.21 KB).Publicly Available
TextEEBO-TCP (Phase 1)A continvation of the divrnal occvrrences and proceedings of the English army against the rebels in Ireland from the first of Aprill to this present, 1642 certified by severall letters from Dublin, Duncannon Fort, and Carickfargus Aprill the 15 / and attested by Lieutenant Haward, a commander there, and sent unto a worthy gentleman in Westminster ; with some ioyfull newes from Ireland.Date of publication:
1642Description:Letter signed: Lazarus Haward. "Very joyfull newes from Ireland ..." is signed: R. H. Conclusion dated April 9, 1642. Reproduction of original in Thomason Collection, British Library.This item contains 4 files (179.16 KB).Publicly Available
TextEEBO-TCP (Phase 1)Tvvo lamentable tragedies The one, of the murther of Maister Beech a chaundler in Thames-streete, and his boye, done by Thomas Merry. The other of a young childe murthered in a wood by two ruffins, with the consent of his vnckle. By Rob. Yarington.Date of publication:
1601Description:In verse. Printer's name from STC. Signatures: A-K⁴ (-K4). Running title reads: Two tragedies in one. Reproduction of the original in the Henry E. Huntington Library and Art Gallery.This item contains 4 files (2.02 MB).Publicly Available