Vox Pisces, or, The book-fish: contayning three treatises which were found in the belly of a cod-fish in Cambridge market on Midsummer Eve last, anno domini 1626.

Author

John Frith

Title

Vox Pisces, or, The book-fish: contayning three treatises which were found in the belly of a cod-fish in Cambridge market on Midsummer Eve last, anno domini 1626.

Date

1627

Place

London

Publisher

Printed for James Boler and Robert Milbour[ne]

Language

English

Note

IMPRINT:
London : Printed for James Boler and Robert Milbour[ne], 1627.

CONTENT:
[Pt. 2-pt. 3] The preparation to the crosse and to death. London : Printed by Iohn Beale for I.B. and R.M., 1627. --[Pt. 4] A mirrour, or glasse, to know thy selfe. London : Printed for Iames Boler and Robert Mylbourne, 1626. --[Pt. 5] A briefe instruction to teach a person willingly to die ... --[Pt. 6] The treasure of knowledge.

Pt. 1 (preface) is by Thomas Gold who attributes the whole book to Frith (p. 18). Frith's name appears only on the t.p. of "A mirrour, or glasse, to know thyself (pt. 3). The book is also attributed to Richard Tracey.

CONDITION:
VUL copy lacks woodcuts and some pages (pt. 1, pp. 3-4, 19-24, 43; pt. 2, pp. 23-24; pt. 3, p. 155-158; pt. 5, pp. 33-36). VUL t.p. has been repaired and letters supplied (some erroneously). Other t.p.s have Vox Piscis.

FORMAT:
[2], 42, 237 [i.e. 239], [30], 45, [8], 127, [8], 180 p. : 15 cm. (12mo)

REFERENCES:
STC 11395; BMC v. 79, 995.

Library Catalog

https://crrs.ca/rare_books/crrs-rare-book-retrieval-requests/

Num Pages

681

Call Number

BX5201 .F75 1627

Item Type

Book

Files

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Collection

Citation

John Frith, “Vox Pisces, or, The book-fish: contayning three treatises which were found in the belly of a cod-fish in Cambridge market on Midsummer Eve last, anno domini 1626.,” Centre for Renaissance and Reformation Studies (CRRS) Rare Book Collection, accessed July 20, 2024, https://crrs.library.utoronto.ca/items/show/7977.