References to the 16th century author William Baldwin in works by the bibliographer William Carew Hazlitt, 1867, 1876, and 1887.

From the Hand-Book to the Popular, Poetical, and Dramatic Literature of Great Britain, From the Invention of Printing to the Restoration. (1867) by W. Carew Hazlitt, of the Inner Temple, Barrister-at-Law, London: John Russell Smith, Soho Square, part I, pp.22-23, & part VII, pp.396-397.

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BALDWIN (William).—1. (a) A treatise of Morall Phylosophie contaynyng the sayinges of the wyse. Gathered and Englyshed by Wyliam Baldwyn. [Col.]: Imprinted at London, in Fletestrete, at the Sygne of the Sunne, ouer agaynste the Conduyte, by Edwarde Whitchurche, the .xx. daye of Januarie, in the yeare of oure Lorde. 1547. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum, per Septennium. Sm. 8vo, black letter, 142 leaves.
          The third book contains " Pyththie meters of dyuers matters." It is a curious work interspersed with verse, and some of the woodent [lit.] initial letters are worthy of note. The 20th of January, 1547, would be, according to modern computation, the 20th January, 1548.
   Bliss, in 1858 (Heber's copy), 10s.
(b)  Lond. by E. Whitchurche, 1550. 8vo.
          Bright, in 1845 (sold as the 1st ed.) 2. 2s.
(c)  Lond. by J. Waylande, n.d. 8vo, black letter.
(d)  Nowe the fourthe time enlarged by Thomas Paulfreyman, one of the Gentlemen of the Queenes Maiesties Chappell. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum. 1579, 12mo, 136 leaves. No place or printer's name.
(e)  A treatise of Morall Philosophie now the
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fourthe time inlarged by Tho. Paulfreyman. London by T East, 1584. 8vo. 192 leaves.
          This was really the 5th edition.
(f)  At London, Printed by Robert Robinson, dwelling in Feter Lane, neere Holbourne. 1587. 8vo.
(g)  London, Printed by Thomas Snodham, 1610. 8vo.
(h)  London, Printed by W. Stansby. n.d. 8vo.
(i)  London, Printed by Richard Bishop [circa 1640]. 8vo.

2.  The Canticles or Balades of Salomon, phraselyke declared in Englyshe Metres, by William Baldwin.

Syng to the lord sum plesaunt song,
   Of matter fresh and newe :
Vnto his Churche it doth belong
   His prayses to renew.
Psalme. cxviii.
Colophon: Imprinted at London by William Baldwin, seruant with Edwarde Whitchurche. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum solum. 4to. British Museum (Grenville). Lambeth, St. John's Coll. Oxford, &c.
          Caldecott, in 1833, 3. 15s.

3.  The Funeralles of King Edward the sixt., Wherein are declared the causers and causes of his death. [Woodcut portrait of King Edward in an ornamental oval, with an inscription round it, Edvardus Sextus Dei Gracia, Anglie, Francie, et Hibernie Rex, etc., ætatis suæ xv.] Quotation from the Book of Wisdome, iiii. [Colophon]: Imprinted at London in Fletestrete nere to saynct Dunstons Church by Thomas Marshe. Anno domini 1560. 4to, black letter, 12 leaves. King's Coll. Cambridge, &c.

4.  (a)  A Marvellous Hystory intituled, Beware the Cat. 1561, 8vo. Ritson's Bibl. Poet.
(b)  A Marvellous Hystory intitulede, Beware the Cat. Conteynyng diuerse wounderfull and incredible matters. Very pleasant and mery to read. Imprinted at London in Fleetnstreet [lit.] at the signe of the Faulcon by William Gryffith, and are to be sold at his shop in St. Dunstons Church-yarde. Anno 1570. 8vo, black letter. Mr. Corser.
          A fragment of four leaves, but no more known.
(c)  Colophon: Imprinted at London at the long Shop adioyning unto Saint Mildreds Church in the Pultrie by Edward Allde. 1584. black letter. 8vo.
(d)  London, printed by Jane Bell, and are to be sold at the east end of Christ church. 1652. 8vo. Bagford Papers.
[A shorte answere to the Boke called: Beware the Cat. A sheet, no place, printer's name, or date (but circa 1561). 56 lines. Soc. of Antiq.]
          (1568-9) Rd. of mr Irelonde, for his lycense for pryntinge of a boke intituled Beware the Catt, by Wyllm Bawdwin ......... iiijd.

[The following is now attributed to Barnaby Googe ]:

5.  A newe booke called the Shippe of safegarde, wrytten by G. B. Anno. 1569. Imprinted at London by W. Seres. 8vo, black letter, 40 leaves. In verse.
          Dedicated to "To hys verie good Sisters Mistresse Phillyp Darell and Mistresse Fraunces Darell, of the house of Scotney," and subscribed " Your loving brother in lawe. G. B." The poem itself is in octave stanzas, but there are a few miscellaneous poems at the end. Althorp.
   Given to Baldwin conjecturally. There was a copy sold among Dr. Farmer's books in 1798, and purchased by Mr. Heber.

[The following may also be by Barnaby Googe ]:

6.  A free admonition without any fees
    To warne the Papistes to beware of three trees.
                             God save our Queene Elizabeth.
Finis qd. G. B. Imprinted at London by John Awdely for Henry Kirkham, &c. The xii. of December, 1571. A sheet. 11 8-line stanzas.
          Given to Baldwin on conjecture.

7.  A dialogue betwene Baldwin & v. Sailors. Licensed to Robert Waldegrave in 1580.


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MIRROR FOR MAGISTRATES.—1. (a) A Myrrovre for Magistrates. Wherein may be seen by example of other, with howe greuous plages vices are puuished [lit.]: and howe frayle and vnstable worldly prosperitie is founde, even of those, whom Fortune seemeth most highly to fauour. Imprinted at London in Flete-strete nere to Saynct Dunstones Church by Thomas Marshe. 1559. 4to, 81 leaves, black letter.
          Steevens, in 1800, 3. 1s., Bibl. Anglo.-poet. 1815, 25 ; resold Heber, 1834, 8. 12s. It was intended that this book should have been published four years before in folio, and a portion of it was actually set up in type, when the authorities suppressed it. The title page, however, has come down to us by some accident, bound up at the end of a few copies of Lydgate's Falls of Princes, and runs as follows :—A Memorial of suche Princes, as since the tyme of King Richard the seconde, haue been vnfortunate in the Realme of England. Londini In ædibus Iohannis waylandi, cum priuilegio per septennium. At the back of this is printed "The copy of the quenes Maiesties letters Patentes [1558.]"
(b) A Myrrour for Magistrates. Anno 1563. Imprinted at London in Fletestrete nere to Saynct Dunstans Churche by Thomas Marshe. 4to, black letter, Cc. 4, in eights.
          This is a reprint of 1559. Heber, 1834, 3. 1s.
(c) A Myrrovr for Magistrates. Wherein may be seene by examples passed in this realme, with howe greueous plagues, vyces are pu-
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nished in great princes and magistrates, and how frayle and vnstable worldly prosperity is founde, where Fortune seemeth moste highly to fauour. Newly corrected and augmented. Anno 1571. Fœlix quem faciunt aliena pericula cautum. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe dwellynge in Fleetstreet, neare vnto S. Dunstanes Churche. 4to, black letter. [Col.] Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe, dwelling in Fleetstrete neare vnto Sainte Dunstanes Churche, 1571. Title, Epistle, and Table, 4 leaves marked*; A. 4 leaves; B. to X. 4 in eights, or 164 leaves. Capell Coll. &c.
          Heber, 1834, a damaged copy, 3. 1s. ; Thirty Legends are enumerated in the Table, but the book has only 28. In this edition the author's signatures are attached to their respective productions in several instances, & the Life of the D. of Somerset is placed in its true chronological order. In other respects we have a reprint of ed. 1563.
(d) The Last parte of the Mirour for Magistrates, wherein may be seene by examples passed in this Realme, with howe greuous plagues, vices are punished in great Princes and Magistrates, &c. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe. Anno 1574. Cum Priuilegio. 4to, black letter, Title, Baldwin's Epistle. &c., 4 leaves ; A. 4 leaves ; B—X. in eights.
          What was published in 1559, 1563, and 1571, as A Myrrour, &c. is here called the Last Part, because in this year (vide post) appeared the first Edition of HIGINS' portion, which chronologically took precedence of the earlier book.
(e) The Last parte of the Mirour for Magistrates, wherein may be seene &c. Newly corrected and amended. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe. Anno. 1575. Cum Priuilegio. 4to, black letter. Title, &c., 4 leaves ; A. 4 leaves ; B—X. in eights.
(f) The Last part of the Mirour for Magistrates. Imprinted at London in Fleetestreete, neere vnto Sainct Dunstanes Church, by Thomas Marsh. 1578. Cum Priuilegio. 4to, black letter. 190 leaves.

2. (a) The First parte of the Mirour for Magistrates, containing the falles of the first infortunate Princes of this lande : From the comming of Brute, &c. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe. Anno. 1574. Cum Priuilegio. 4to, black letter. Title, Epistle, &c., 6 leaves ; A—K. in eights, and one leaf of L.
(b) The First parte of the Mirour for Magistrates, contayning the falles of the first infortunate Princes of this lande : &c. Imprinted at London by Thomas Marshe. Anno. 1575. Cum Priuilegio. 4to, black letter. Title, &c., 6 leaves ; A—L. 2, in eights, L. 2, blank.
(d) [lit.] The first parte, &c. Lond. 1578. 4to.

3. The Seconde part of the Mirrour for Magistrates, containing the falles of the infortunate Princes of this Lande. From the Conquest of Cæsar, unto the commyng of Duke William the Conquerour. Imprinted by Richard Webster. Anno Domini, 1578. Goe straight and feare not. Bodleian (2 copies) &c.
          Heber, part 4, fine, 1. 11s. There was only one edition of this part. the sole work of Blenerhasset, and it has been called a rare book, but many copies exist.

4. (a) The Mirour for Magistrates. Newly imprinted, and with the addition of diuers Tragedies enlarged. At London in Fleetestreete, by Henry Marsh, being the assigne of Thomas Marsh, 1587. 4to, 283 leaves, black letter.
          Gardner, 1854, 7., Bliss, 1858, fine, 8. 15s.
(b) A Mirovr for Magistrates. Newly enlarged with a last part, called a Winter nights Vision, being an addition of such Tragedies, especially famous, as are exempted in the former Historie, with a Poem annexed, called Englands Eliza. At London imprinted by Felix Kyngston, 1610. 4to, 448 leaves.
          The Winters Nights Vision was dedicated to the Earl of Nottingham (which dedication is generally wanting). In Mr. Skegg's copy was written : Henry Duke of Newcastle his booke.
(c) The Falles of Vnfortvnate Princes. At London, Imprinted by Felix Kyngston, for Thomas Adams, 1619. 4to, 447 leaves.
          The edition of 1610, with a new title. Three other title pages were printed to this volume, Dated 1620, 1621, and 1623.

5. The Mirrour of Mirrovrs, or all the tragedys of the Mirrovr for Magistrates abbreuiated in breefe histories in prose. Very necessary for those that haue not the Cronicle. London, imprinted for James Roberts in Barbican, 1598. 4to. Black letter.
          Mentioned by Warton, who derived his information from Coxeter's papers, but Query.


From Collections and Notes 1867-1876 (1876) by W. Carew Hazlitt, London: Reeves and Turner, 196 Strand, p.24.

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A Treatise of Morall Philosophie containing the Sayings of the Wise : First Gathered and partly set foorth by William Bauldwin, and now the fourth time Since that inlarged by Thomas Paulfreyman. . . .   Imprinted at London by Thomas Este. 1584. 8o, black letter, A—B, 4 leaves each : C—C c in eights.
          The copy here used ended imperfectly on C c 5.

A Treatise of Morall Philosophie, &c. London, Printed by William Stansby. [Circâ 1625.] 8o, B b, in eights. Black letter.

A Treatise of Morall Philosophy, &c. First gathered and set forth by William Bauldwin, and after inlarged by Thomas Palfreyman Gentleman. [Quot. from Proverbs ii.] London, Printed by Richard Bishop. [Circâ 1640.] 8o, B b in eights, chiefly black letter.


From the Third and Final Series of Bibliographical Collections and Notes on Early English Literature 1474-1700 (1887) by William Carew Hazlitt, London: Bernard Quaritch, Piccadilly, p.12.

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   A treatise of Morall Phylosophye, . . . . Imprinted at London, in Fletestrete, at the signe of the Sunne, . . . by Edwarde Whitchurche, the fyrst day of Februarye, in the yeare of oure Lorde.
M.D.L. Cum priuilegio . . . 8o. Title, &c., 7 leaves : A—R in eights, R 8 blank.

A Treatise of Morall Philosophie : . . . . London, Printed by Thomas Snodham. 1610. 8o, A—Bb in eights. Black letter.
          With the introductory matter by Thomas Palfreyman still retained.