Publications 18

Title: The isle of man: or, The legall proceeding in Man-shire against sinne. Wherein, by way of a continued allegorie, the chiefe malefactors disturbing both church and commonwealth, are detected and attached; with their arraignement, and iudiciall tryall, according to the laws of England.: A necessarie direction for waifaring Christians, not acquainted with those perillous wayes they must passe, before they happily arriue at their wished hauen. / By R.B. ...
Imprint: London,: Printed for Edw. Blackmore, at the great South doore of Pauls., 1626.
Date: 1626
Pages: [24], 287 p.
Notes: Dedication signed: Richard Bernard. Signatures: A-N12 (N12v blank). Marginal notes. Error in paging: p. 263 misnumbered 236.
Copy from: Folger Shakespeare Library
This is the first extant edition of at least 10 produced in Bernard's life time. Editions appeared in
1626, 1627 [2], 1628, 1629, 1630, 1632, 1634, 1635 and 1640 (all London). Subsequent editions appeared (all London unless otherwise marked) in 1648, 1658, 1659, 1668, 1674 (Glasgow), 1677 [2], 1683, 1719 (Boston), 1778 (Liverpool), 1803 (Bristol), 1851, 1976 and 1997.
The work is preceded by an 8 page dedication 'To the right worshipful Sir Thomas Thynne, knight, and to his religiously affected lady, the Lady Catherine Thinne' and one to the reader twice as long.
Sir Thomas Thynne was born before 1599 and was the son of Sir John Thynne and Joan Hayward. Catherine Lyle-Howard was his second wife. She was the daughter of Hon Charles Lyle-Howard.


Publications 17

Title: Looke beyond Luther: or An ansvvere to that question, so often and so insultingly proposed by our aduersaries, asking vs; where this our religion was before Luthers time? VVhereto are added sound props to beare vp honest-hearted Protestants, that they fall not from their sauing-faith. By Richard Bernard, of Batcombe in Sommersetshire.
Imprint: London: imprinted by Felix Kyngston, and are to be sold by Edmund Weauer, at his shop, at the great North-doore of Pauls, 1623.
Date: 1623
No. Pages: [8], 56 p.
Copy From: Folger Shakespeare Library. Copies also in Harvard University Library and British Library and second edition in Yale University Library.
The work is preceed by a four page dedication 'To the right worshipful Sir Walter Erle, Sir Clement Cotterel, knights, and to their virtuous Ladies'. Erle (1586–1665) was a politician 'renowned for his staunchly Calvinist religious views'. Cottrell is less well known.