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[SANDYS (Sir Edwin)]. Europae Speculum. A View or Survey of the State of Religion in the Westerne parts of the World. Wherein the Romane Religion, and the pregnant policies of the Church of Rome to support the same, are notably displayed: with some other memorable discoueries and memorations, Never before till now published according to the Authours originall copie.1629

Hag-Comitis [i.e. The Hague: Printed for Michael Sparke, London], Small 4to, [12], 248, [2]pp., woodcut ornament on title page, some heavy staining to upper blank margin (just running into the text) towards 75 leaves, cont. full vellum, slight damage to head of lower cover. Sir Edwin Sandys (1561-1629) was one of the founders of the Virginia Company of London which established the settlement of Jamestown in 1606, the first permanent English settlement in America. "Sandys states that the purpose of his travels is the observation of the various religions of western Europe, especially the Reformed churches, with a view to the possibilities for unity; what he actually produced is an account of the religious/political situation in Europe at the end of the sixteenth century."—Henley. Provenance: Bookplate of Michael Ernest Sadler, University College, Oxford. STC, 21718; Henley, Sir Edwin Sandy's Europae Speculum, 2001.

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