A declaration of the causes which mooued the chiefe commanders of the nauie of Her Most Excellent Maiestie the Queene of England in their voyage and expedition for Portingal : to take and arrest in the mouth of the riuer of Lisbone certaine shippes of corne and other prouisions of warre bound for the said citie, prepared for the seruices of the King of Spaine in the ports and prouinces within and about the sownde, the 30. day of Iune, in the yeere of Our Lord 1589 and of Her Maiesties raigne the one and thirtie.
- Other Title:
- Declaration of the cavses, which mooved the chiefe commanders of the navie of Her Most Excellent Majestie the Queene of England in their voyage and expedition for Portingal
Declaration of the causes, which mooved the chiefe commanders of the navie of Her Most Excellent Majestie the Queene of England in their voyage and expedition for Portingal
- Imprinted at London : By the deputies of Christopher Barker, printer ..., 1589.
- Government document
, 11 [i.e. 21],  p. : coat of arms ; 19 cm (4to)
- iele eyer stct thSp (3) 1589 (A)
- Great Britain -- History -- Elizabeth, 1558-1603 -- Sources.
Philip II, King of Spain, 1527-1598.
- Place of Publication:
- England London
- A justification of the seizure of Hansa ships during the 1589 expedition against Spain and Portugal.
"First edition in English of this official diplomatic document"--H.P. Kraus. Sir Francis Drake : a pictorial biography, 1970, p. 200-201, no. 26.
Written by Robert Beale. Cf. C. Read. Mr. Secretary Walsingham and the policy of Queen Elizabeth, 1925, v. 3, p. 351, note 3.
Also published in Latin under title: Declaratio causarum, quibus Serenissimae Majestatis Angliae classiarii adducti ... quasdam naves ... in ipsis faucibus Ulissiponae, ceperunt ...
"Stationer's Register: Entered to G. Bishop and R. Newbery 4 August ."--ESTC.
Numerous errors in pagination; sequence reads: 1-15, 10, 7, 18-19, 14, 11. A variant reads: 1-6, 9, 8, 9, 8, 13, 12, 13, 12, 15-21.
Woodcut title ornament, coat of arms and initial.
- Local notes:
- Acquired for the Penn Libraries with assistance from the Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
Furness copy is variant in which sequence of pagination reads: 1-6, 9, 8, 9, 8, 13, 12, 13, 12, 15-21.
Furness copy acquired for the Penn Libraries at auction by Sotheby's 26 October 2016, lot 145, with assistance from Alan H. Nelson. Formerly owned by Dr. Howard Knohl.
Furness copy has early autograph ("Hum: Dyson") of Humphrey Dyson on title leaf.
Furness copy has paper slip with photoreproduction of bookseller's description of this copy (with ms. note "I5" in pencil) laid in.
Furness copy bound in marbled paper wrappers.
Furness copy: lower portion of some leaves dampstained.
- Penn Provenance:
- Nelson, Alan H. (donor) (Furness copy)
Knohl, Howard (former owner) (Furness copy)
Dyson, Humphrey, -1633 (autograph) (Furness copy)
- Penn Chronology:
- Cited in:
- STC (2nd ed.) 9196
Kraus, H.P. Sir Francis Drake, no. 26
- Elizabeth I, Queen of England, 1533-1603.
Beale, Robert, 1541-1601.
Barker, Christopher, 1529-1599, printer.
STC Collection (University of Pennsylvania)
Horace Howard Furness Memorial Fund.
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