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Introduction

This is a bibliographical catalogue of 187 Italian books (335 editions) published in England during the reigns of King James I and Charles I from 1603 to 1642. It forms a sequel to A Bibliographical Catalogue of Italian Books Printed in England 1558-1603, which was published in 2009 as part of the Ashgate AIRS series [cited as Tomita 1 in the present volume]. In providing data for the forty years that follow, we hope to further contribute to the study of Anglo-Italian literary relations from the standpoint of publication activities.