Photographers are occupying my office again today for digital photography of a number of rare books from New College Library’s collections, to be loaded onto Early English Books Online (EEBO). Available to University of Edinburgh users, EEBO contains digital facsimile page images of virtually every work printed in England, Ireland, Scotland, Wales and British North America and works in English printed elsewhere from 1473-1700. We’re delighted that New College Library’s collections will be shared with the world in this way. The earliest book to be filmed is Hemmingsen, Niels, The professions of the true church, and of poperie compared, Oxford, J. Barnes, 1585 . Most of the other examples are seventeenth century works, such as Austin, William, Hæc homo, wherein the excellency of the creation of woman is described, 1639.
I know it has been some time, but EEBO has yet to make available “The professions of the true church, and of poperie compared, Oxford, J. Barnes, 1585.” Their example of the 1579 first edition is only a title page. Can you verify if your example is another edition of the translation by T.R. or Thomas Rogers. Is there a dated dedication by him to anyone? I’m working on a bibliography of Rogers works and this would be helpful if someone could answer my questions. Thanks!