Full title: ‘Cabala, Sive Scrinia Sacra, Mysteries of State and Government: In Letters of Illustrious Persons and Great Ministers of State as well Forreign as Domestick, in the Reigns of King Henry the Eighth, Q: Elizabeth, K: James, and K: Charles: Wherein such Secrets of Empire, and Publick Affairs, as were then in Agitation, are clearly Represented; And many remarkable Passages faithfully Collected. … To which is added several Choice Letters and Negotiations, no where else Published.’

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The copy in the Pepsyian Library is:-

Cabala, sive Scrinia sacra, mysteries of state and government: in letters of illustrious persons and great ministers of state as well forreign as domestick, in the reigns of King Henry the Eighth, Q: Elizabeth, K: James, and K: Charles: wherein such secrets of empire, and publick affairs, as were then in agitation, are clearly represented; and many remarkable passages faithfully collected. Formerly in two volumns. To which is added several choice letters and negotiations, no where else published. Now collected and printed together in one volumn. With two exact tables, the one of the letters, and the other of things most observable
ondon Publisher : printed for G. Bedell and T. Collins, and are to be sold at their shop at the Middle-Temple-Gate in Fleetstreet, M:DC:LXIII [1663]
[16], 12, 11-14, 13-52, 49-56, 53-416, [10] p. ; fo
Wing C 185
"Sir Francis Bacon's letters, &c.", "Cecil's letters, &c.", and "Lord Keeper Williams his letters, &c." each have divisional title pages

This is the first complete edition: the first two parts appeared in 1653 with a third separately published in 1663.

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Chart showing the number of references in each month of the diary’s entries.



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