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(A curious poem in 157 stanzas, dedicated to Lord Howard of Effingham, and consisting of 24 leaves, the last leaf blank. The only copy described by Hazlitt is one in the Bodleian, which, according to him, consists of 22 leaves

only.- Catalogue.] 1398 Norden (John). The Labyrinth of Man's Life, or Vertues

Delight and Envies opposite, by Jo. Norden, morocco extra, 1614, 4to. (1194)

Maine, £5 155. [Dedicated to the notorious Robert Carr, Earl of Somerset. The British Museum copy is very much mutilated.

Catalogue.] 1399 Northcote (James, R.A.) Memoirs of Sir Joshua Reynolds,

comprising. Original Anecdotes of many Distinguished Persons, his Contemporaries, etc., portrait, illustrated by the insertion of nearly 300 mezzotint and other portraits, views (several of which are scarce), engravings from celebrated pictures, a few coloured prints, etc., a list of which is

given in the catalogue, 1813, 4to. (302) Banks, £12 1400 Notice de l'Ancienne Gaule tirée des Monumens Romains.

Suite des Mémoires de l'Académie Royale des Inscriptions & Belles Lettres, portrait of the author by St. Aubin, after Duvivier, and folding map of Ancient Gaul, calf, a Paris, chez Desaint & Saillant, rue Saint Jean de Beauvais, and Durand, rue de Foin, M.DCC.LX. (1760), (1196)

Maine, £6 155. [From the poet Gray's library. In the sale catalogue of his books it is thus described : “With the modern names of places affixed to their ancient designations in the ‘Table des Matières’ (13 pages) in Gray's very neat writing.”—

Catalogue.] 1401 Arme (E.) Historic, Military and Naval Anecdotes of

personal valour and particular incidents in the War terminating with the Battle of Waterloo, 40 coloured plates, old

morocco, g. e., 1819, royal 4to. (1205) Hornstein, £7 1402 Ormerod (George). History of the County Palatine and City

of Chester, 3 vol., portrait, map and numerous plates, russia extra, joints, g. e., by Dawson and Lewis, 1819, folio (1246)

Maggs, £9 5s. 1403 Ortus Santitatis. De herbis & plantis, De Animalibus, etc. De

Urinis, cum Tabulis medicinalis, numerous and 3 full-page woodcuts, title within woodcut border, vellum, rebacked, Venetijs, 1511, folio (1247)

Quaritch, £15 1404 Paris of Vienna. Noe hart can cure this hart, wherein is storied

ye valorous atchievements, etc. of Sr. Paris of Vienna, Printed for Richard Hawkins (1620), original sheep, 4to. (1207)

Maurice, £16 ios. (Probably by Matthew Mainwaring. It is doubtful whether the present or the unique copy in the Bodleian is

the prior issue.--Catalogue.] 1405 Parkinson (John). Theatrum Botanicum, frontispiece by W. Marshall (top margin shaved) and numerous woodcuts, corners of 2 leaves of table defective, half bound, 1640, folio (1249)

Ellis, £4 175. 6d. 1406 Parkinson (John). Theatrum Botanicum, The Theater of

Plantes, or an Universall and Compleate Herball, numerous woodcuts, engraved title, portrait, one corner of title torn off, some leaves wormed on back margins, had the leaf of Errata, 1640, folio (1248)

Rimell, £2 6s. 1407 Pennant (Thomas). The Literary Life of, by himself, LARGEST

PAPER, portrait and plates, half bound, uncut and unopened, 1793, imperial 4to. (1250)

Denham, £! 75. 1408 Platina. Viri doctissimi Platynæ opusculum de obsoniis ac

honesta voluptate, morocco extra, g. e., Impressum Venetiis Duce iclyto Petro Mocenico Idibus Juniis, 1475, folio (1254)

Slater, £10 5s. [The first dated edition of the first Cookery Book.–Cata

logue.] 1409 Plays. Tate (N.) A Duke and no Duke, a Farce, the songs

set to music, H. Bonwicke, 1685–Settle (Elkanah). Ibrahim the Illustrious Bassa, W. Cademan, 1677; The Empress of Morocco, by E. Settle, E. Cademan, 1687-Sedley (Sir Charles). Bellamira, or the Mistress, Comedy, T. Godwin, 1687-Lacy (John). Sr. Hercules Buffoon, Hindmarsh, 1684-Carlile (James). The Fortune-Hunters, J. Knapton, 1689--Mountford (W.) The Injur'd Lovers, S. Manship, 1688–Crowne (John). The English Frier, Knapton, 1690—Shadwell (Tho.) The Squire of Alsatia, ib., 1688– Dryden (John). Amphitryon (with the songs set to music by Purcell), J. Tonson, 1691- The Royal Flight, or the Conquest of Ireland, a New Farce, R. Baldwin, 1690— Wilson (J.) Belphezor, or the Marriage of the Devil, L. Meredith, 1691-Dryden (John). The Hind and the Panther, in three parts (last leaf defective), J. Tonson, 1687, mostly first editions, in i vol., half calf, 4to. (384)

Pickering, £16 1410 Plutarch. Lives of the Noble Grecians and Romaines,

translated by Sir Thomas North, Knight, 1612, calf, folio (1255)

Sotheran, £9 [An account of this edition will be found in Skeat's Shakespeare's Plutarch” and in the Transactions of the

New Shakespeare Society, 1874.-ED.) 1411 Pole (Reginald, Cardinal). "Ad Henricum Octavum Britanniæ

regum pro Ecclesiasticæ Unitatis Defensione Libri quatuor, first edition, Printed by Cardinal Pole for private circulation only, morocco extra, g. e., Excussum Roma, apud Antonium Bladum Asulanum (1536), folio (893) Maurice, £35 1os.

[An extraordinary attack on Henry VIII. A document with the rare autograph of Pole inserted. The rarity of this first edition, of which a copy at Lord Guildford's sale (1820) produced £25 45., is owing to the very small impression that was struck off for the Cardinals particular friends. He was so reluctant to the work getting abroad, that even Pope Paul III. could not prevail upon him to give him a

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sight of it. Pole had promised not to distribute the work,
and the alarm of the King and his Council was very great
when they received it in print. Henry ordered Archbishop
Cranmer and the Bishops to draw up an Answer, and,
under pretence of wishing some explanation of the Doctrine
of the Pope's supremacy, the King requested Pole to return
to England, or if that did not suit him, to suppress his work,
and to forward an engagement, under his hand and seal,
never more to write either against him or his subjects.-

1412 Rawstorne (L.) Gamonia, the Art of Preserving Game, etc.,

15 coloured plates after drawings by J. T. Rawlins, morocco
gilt, g. e., presentation copy, R. Ackermann, 1837, royal
8vo. (377)

Dobell, £8 155. 1413 Recueil d'Estampes representant les Troubles, Guerres, Mas

sacres Survenus en France à l'occasion de la réforme de la
religion, depuis la mort de Henry II. (1559), jusqu'à 1573 et
dans les Pays Bas de 1556 à 1581, morocco, g. e., 1582, 4to.

Webster, £10
(An interesting collection of engravings issued by the
designers Tortorel and Perissin, probably as separate prints.
It is a volume of the highest rarity. Amongst the incidents
here depicted may be mentioned :--Tournoi ou le roi
Henri II. fut blessé à mort-L'Entreprise d'Amboise décou-
verte-L'Exécution des principaux chefs de la conjuration
d'Amboise-Le Colloque de Poissy (with portraits of the
Cardinal of Lorraine, Beza, Charles IX., Catherine de
Medicis, Henry IV., etc.)-Première, Deuxième, Troisième,
Charges de la Bataille de Dreux-Le Duc de Guise blessé
à mort-La Bataille de Saint Denis, etc. The fourth print
alludes to the religious conference held at Poissy, not far
from Versailles, on the 4th September, 1561, in the presence
of the King (Charles IX.), between the Catholics and the
Calvinists. There is a coeval English translation of a Latin
account of it by Nicholas Gallosius, who was present. As

copies differ, sold not subject to return.--Catalogue.]
1414 Sheridan, a Biography, by W. F. Rae, with an Introduction

by the Marquess of Dufferin and Ava, 2 vol. bound in 3,
with portraits, extra illustrated by the insertion of 316 por-
traits, views, public buildings, full-length character portraits,
theatres, extracts, coloured and other caricatures, play-bills,
celebrated gardens, etc., calf extra, t. e. g., 1896, 8vo. (290)

Banks, £7 1415 Stirlings of Keir (The) and their Family Papers, by Wm.

Fraser, private impression issued by Wm. Stirling (Sir W.
Stirling-Maxwell) of 150 copies for presents only, half
morocco, uncut, Edinburgh, 1858, small 4to.-An Essay
towards a Collection of Books relating to the Arts of Design
at Keir, by Sir W. Stirling-Maxwell, 25 copies privately
printed, half morocco, 1850, 8vo., together 2 vol., 4to. (388)

J. Grant, £18 7s. 6d. 1416 Stirling-Maxwell (Sir Wm.) “Annals of the Artists of Spain,

first edition, LARGE PAPER, 25 copies printed for presents, numerous portraits, and the extra vol. of Talbotype illustrations, 3 vol., morocco extra, inside dentelles, joints, g. e., by Leighton, presentation copy from the author to R. W. Grey, M.P., J. Ollivier, 1848, super imperial 8vo. (376)

Maggs, £10 12s. 6d. 1417 Stothard (Thomas, R.A.) Life, with personal reminiscences

by Mrs. Bray, with numerous illustrations from his works, bound in 2 vol., and extra illustrated by the insertion of 217 engravings, mostly after Stothard, some on India paper, portraits, etc., half morocco gilt, t. e. g., 1851, 8vo. (293)

Brunning, £5 155. 1418 Taylor (John, the Water Poet). All the Workes of John

Taylor the Water Poet, being 63 in number collected into one volume by the Author, with sundry new additions, corrected, revised, and newly imprinted, 1630, engraved title by Cockson (neatly inlaid), morocco extra, richly tooled, gilt leaves, 1630 (1452)

Rowell, £6 5s. [From Major Pierson's library (sold in 1788). At signa

ture g.g.g. there is a reference to Shakespeare.-Catalogue.] 1419 Terentius, folio 16, Terentijvita excerpta de dictis d F. Petrace

-Folio 3a, Terentii aphri poete comici liber i sex diuisus comoedias-Quarpma Andria, etc., old morocco, s. I. et a. (sed Coloniæ Ulrič Zell, circa 1470-72), folio (1453)

Banks, £25 [This edition was first described by Dibdin from Lord Spencer's imperfect copy. The volume consists of 100 leaves in gothic letter, without any marks, 34 lines to the page. Dibdin notes Lord Spencer's copy as having only 99 leaves, so, therefore, it must lack a leaf. Only one other perfect copy can be traced-Lord Crawford's. There is an imperfect copy in the Laurentian Library at Florence. Dibdin ascribed the volume to the press of J. de Colonia, but Lord Crawford, and later bibliographers, to that of Zell.

--Catalogue.] 1420 Tewrdannck. Die geuerlicheiten vnd einsteils der geschich

ten das loblichë streitbaren vnd hochberumbten helds vnd Ritters Tewrdannckhs durch Melchior Pfintzing), 118 woodcuts by Hans Schäufelein and Burgkmair, large copy, perfectly clean and sound, vellum, centre ornaments and line borders in blind, Augsburg, 1519, folio (1455)

Denham, £10 155. 1421 Thackeray (W. M.) The English Humourists of the

Eighteenth Century, second edition, illustrated by the insertion of 50 portraits, views, humorous subjects, etc. (some scarce), calf extra, t. e. g., 1853, 8vo. (295)

Sotheran, £2 8s. 1422 Thackeray (W. M.), The Four Georges, with illustrations,

extra illustrated by the insertion of 137 portraits, views (several scarce) and other engravings, calf extra, t. e.g., 1861, 8vo. (296)

Banks, £4 55. 1423 Thomson (James). The Seasons, Bensley's edition, illus

trated with engravings, vignettes and tail-pieces by Bartolozzi and Tomkins, after paintings executed for the work by W. Hamilton, R.A., old calf (one cover loose), g. e., Bensley, 1797, royal folio (1456)

Maggs, £4 45. 1424 Turner (W.) The First and Seconde Partes of the Herbal

lately oversene, and enlarged with the Thirde Parte, black letter. Collen, A. Birckman, 1568, folio (1458). Toon, £10

[This copy was imperfect. It wanted, inter alia, the

“Book of the bath of Baeth” at the end.-ED.) 1425 Walpole (Horace) and his World, Select Passages from his

Letters, with 8 illustrations after Sir J. Reynolds and Sir T. Lawrence, extra illustrated by the insertion of 92 portraits and views, celebrated houses and other illustrations,

half morocco, t. e. g., 1884, 8vo. (299) Maggs, £4 6s. 1426 Watts (Isaac). Hymns and Spiritual Songs, in Three Books :

I., Collected from the Scriptures; II., Composed on Divine Subjects ; III., Prepared for the Lord's Supper, with an Essay towards the Improvement of Christian Psalmody, by the use of Evangelical Hymns in Worship, as well as the Psalms of David, first edition, title ruled in red, original calf, 1707, 8vo. (899)

Pearson, £140 [The first edition of the Hymns and Spiritual Songs of Dr. Watts, published in 1707, ranks among the libri rarissimi, and in fact was long unknown. There is no copy in the British Museum, which possesses nothing prior to the fifth edition of 1716, and nearly all the collectors of such literature have been unsuccessful in meeting with any of the early impressions. Bound at the end of the volume is a "Supplement to the first book” (published in 1709), the title to this latter was cancelled when bound with the “Hymns.”. A few headlines of this copy were cut into.

Catalogue.] 1427 Wilde (Oscar). Ballad of Reading Goal, special edition, one

of 99 copies, each signed by the author, half parchment, uncut, 1898, 8vo. (1276)

B. F. Stevens, £1 6s. 1428 Wilde (Oscar.) The Ballad of Reading Gaol, by C. 3. 3., “In

Memoriam R. J. M. obiit H.M. Prison, Reading, July 1896," the original type written copy, with several manuscript corrections and additions, in the handwriting of the author, 21 leaves, 4to. (1275)

B. F. Stevens, £3 35.

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