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John Heywood's book

Posted by ESC on December 03, 2002

In Reply to: John Heywood's book posted by Woodchuck on December 03, 2002

: : "The Proverbs & Epigrams of John Heywood," A. D. 1562. I want to put this book on my Christmas list because it is frequently quoted and it would be nice to have the original source. The problem is, I've done searches on used book sites and have gotten prices ranging from $1.50 + shipping for a used hardback to $115 for a reprint to $300. What's the deal here? Is there more than one version or what?

: Did I ever mention my very first paycheck was earned working as an assistant library technician? :)

: "The proverbs of John Heywood Being the "Proverbes" of that author printed 1546" (Folcroft Library Editions; ASIN: 0841407290, no edition info; out of print)

: "The Proverbs, Epigrams, and Miscellanies of John Heywood (The Dramatic Works of Thomas Heywood Now First Collected with Illustrative Notes and a Memoir of the Author (6 Volumes))" Classic Books; ISBN: 0742634299; ***Possibly Available on special order at, $98.00***

: "Proverbs and Epigrams of John Heywood, A. D. 1562" (Franklin, Burt Publisher; January 1966; hardcover)

: "Proverbs, Epigrams, and Miscellanies of John Heywood" (Classic Books; April 2001; paperback)

: Proverbs and Epigrams of John Haywood (Wes, Richard; January 1986, Library Binding)

: I'm sure there are many more editions. I didn't look very hard. I don't have ISBN info for the last three, but you should be able to get that information and more from Bowker's Global Books In Print. I don't have an account, or I'd do the search for you. You could ask your local library.

I appreciate your help. That's a useful site. My local bookstore can probably search for me. Come to think of it, one of the bookstore owners is an English professor. Maybe he could help me figure out which version to get. Otherwise I'll probably buy the $1.50 one first and see what that's about. I'm not going to pay $300 unless the book comes with the ghost of John Heywood.