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2894 Browning (Robert). Bells and Pomegranates, the eight parts complete, all first editions, in the original cloth, uncut, E. Moxon, 1841-2-3-4-5-6, 8vo. (92)
Dawson, £17 10s. 2895 Bruce (Thomas, Schoolmaster in Edinburgh). The Common Tunes, or Scotland's Church Music made Plain, frontispiece and 19 engraved plates of music by Thomas Calder, some margins shaved and corner of a leaf defective, calf, Edinburgh, printed for the author, 1726, 8vo. (96)
Thorp, £3 35. 2896 Brunet (J. Ch.) Manuel du Libraire et de l'Amateur de Livres, cinquième édition, 6 vol., half morocco gilt, m. e., Paris, 1860-65, 8vo. (97) Ellis, £9 2s. 6d. 2897 Bruno Nolano (Giordano). De Gl' Heroici Furori, al molto illustre et excellente Cavalliero Signor Philippo Sidneo, original edition (some headlines shaved), old French morocco, line tooled, g.e., Parigi appresso Ant. Baio, 1585, 8vo. (98) Stechert, £4 15s. 2898 Bulengerus (J. C.) De Theatro, Ludisque Scenicis libri duo, vellum, Tricassibus, 1603, 8vo. (100) Sotheran, £3
[This copy contained the rare folding plate of a theatre so often missing.-Catalogue.]
2899 Bunyan (John). The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to That which is to come, delivered under the Similitude of a Dream, first edition, without the engraved portrait by White, wanted the title, first leaf of the work and the whole of signature L, lower margins of some leaves stained and 13 leaves at end defective through worm-holes, the last leaf pasted down, 5§ by 3§ inches, in the original calf (Printed for Nath. Ponder at the Peacock in the Foultry, near Cornhill, 1678), 8vo. (102) Tregaskis, £22
[See BOOK-PRICES CURRENT, vol. xv., No. 4813. The little evidence that exists to prove that the portrait was really issued with and forms part of copies belonging to the first edition is by no means conclusive. The suggestion is that the view of the city in the background was originally labelled "Vanity," and that the print in that state appeared in the first edition, the word being subsequently altered to Destruction" for the third edition.-ED.]
2900 Bunyan (John). The Pilgrim's Progress, the sixth edition, with additions, engraved portrait of Bunyan by R. White and numerous wood engravings, morocco extra, g. e., W. Ponder at the Peacock in the Poultry, 1681, 8vo. (103) B. F. Stevens, £92
[Possibly the only perfect copy extant of the sixth edition. Lowndes says, "No copy known." Mr. Offor (Bunyan's biographer), in his exhaustive account of the various editions, only knew of an imperfect copy.-Catalogue. But see the Huth Catalogue, also BOOK-PRICES CURRENT, vol. viii., No. 5537.-ED.]
2901 Bunyan (John). The Pilgrim's Progress from this World to that which is to come, delivered under the Similitude of a
Dream, first edition of the second part, plates (1 damaged), fore-margin of title and a few leaves defective, a small piece torn off a leaf (no frontispiece), sold not subject to return, Nathaniel Ponder, 1684, 8vo. (104) Carter, £11 2902 Bunyan (John). The Pilgrim's Progress, first edition of the second part, frontispiece of Bunyan dreaming, by Sturt (mounted), and plates, fore-margins of title and 3 leaves defective, else a fairly sound copy in the original binding, autograph "Dorothy Rokeby, 1685," inside cover and on flyleaf, Nathaniel Ponder, 1684, 8vo. (105) Maggs, £15 10s. 2903 Bunyan (John). The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus, for the Regaining of the Metropolis of the World, or the losing and taking again of the Town of Mansoul, first edition, original frontispiece printed by D. Newman, mended and backed, portrait by R. White inserted, wanted L. 3 and N. 1, two or three corners defective and stained, but generally a tall and sound copy, with the verses at end beginning, "Some say the Pilgrim's Progress is not mine," measures 63 by 3 inches, original calf, sold not subject to return, Printed for Dorman Newman at the King's Head in the Poultry, and Benjamin Alsop at the Angel and Bible in the Poultry, 1682, 8vo. (108) Pickering, £36 2904 Bunyan (John). Meditations on the several Ages of Man's Life, representing the Vanity of it, from his Cradle to his Grave, to which is added Scriptural Poems, being several portions of Scripture digested into English verse, first editions, numerous curious wood engravings, morocco extra, g. e., J. Blare at the Looking Glass on London Bridge, 1700-1701, 8vo. (109) Denham, £37
[Both the Meditations and the Scriptural Poems are unmentioned by Offor, neither are they recorded by either Lowndes or Mr. Hazlitt. The "Scriptural Poems" has a separate title-page, and the publishers probably intended to issue it separately.-Catalogue.]
2905 Burns (Robert). Original Holograph Letters addressed to his intimate friend Peter Hill, the Edinburgh Bookseller, between 1791 and 1796, inlaid on large folio paper (222) Pearson, £365
[This series comprised ten letters, chiefly dated from Mauchline, Ellisland and Dumfries. They are printed in Paterson's edition of Burns' works, edited by Mr. Scott Douglas, where they will be found in vol. v. at pages 139, 223, 291, 303, 353, 385, 401, and in vol. vi., pages 74, 120 and 181. There were originally sixteen letters addressed by Burns to Peter Hill, all of which are printed (but not verbatim) in Paterson's Edinburgh edition of the works, of which one is in the Burns' Monument, Edinburgh, three others in Scotland, one has gone astray, and one is in America. The present collection was the property of David Landale Wilson, to whom it was given by his mother, the widow of George Wilson, whose father had it by bequest
from Peter Hill, whose son-in-law he was.--Catalogue. The bidding started at £200.-Ed.]
2906 Burney (Miss). Camilla, or a Picture of Youth, 5 vol., first edition, half calf, 1796, 8vo. (110) Maggs, £1 145. 2907 Byron (Lord). English Bards and Scotch Reviewers, a Satire, fourth edition, in the original boards, uncut, J. Cawthorn, 1811, 8vo. (111) Sotheran, £6 155.
[At the back of cover is the following manuscript note in the handwriting of Lord Byron: "The first edition of this work begins at page 8, the words 'Time was.' It wants many of the notes, the preface and the postscript; it was also published without any name. There was a fifth edition in the press, but which was suppressed, and only five copies printed with the alterations, which are here made in red ink." On the fly-leaf is written (also in the handwriting of Lord Byron): "The lines written in red ink are from the fifth edition, of which there were but five copies printed." At the end is a MS. index (3 pages) of the personages and places mentioned in the poem, also in the handwriting of Lord Byron. This index was apparently intended for a projected illustrated edition of the poem.--Catalogue.] 2908 Byron (Lord). The Bride of Abydos, a Turkish Tale, first edition, original wrappers, uncut, 1813, 8vo. (113)
[This is one of the rarest of Byron's early pieces; it is an early copy of the first edition, and comprises 722 lines, with notes, and is composed of title-page, dedication and 72 pages. At page 53 is inserted a page of MS. in Byron's autograph, correcting lines 583 and 584. It runs: "A correction in the last sent paragraph of the MS. which may as well be attended to now
May there be marked-and eye may note
let it be thus :
May there be marked-not far remote
A broken torch-an oarless boat, etc.
You will easily find the lines, they are in the last sent, in the last paragraph but one of Second Canto. Send this correction off directly, pray."-Catalogue.]
2909 Byron (Lord). The Corsair, a Tale, first edition, original wrappers, uncut, 1814, 8vo. (114) B. F. Stevens, £30
[This is a copy of the earliest issue of the first edition. The lines are numbered to 1863, including broken lines. Inserted are the proof sheets of certain occasional poems, six in number, including "Farewell," which were included in the second edition, also an autograph letter of Byron respecting the proofs, in which he says
I send you one more after thought, if possible (and even in an erratum if too late for the body corporate) insert it, as it is on a topic which it is almost inexcusable to forget. Ever yrs. B." P.S.-One line in answer with a pencil.-Catalogue.]
2910 Byron (Lord). The Waltz, an Apostrophic Hymn by Horace Hornem, Esqre., first edition, morocco extra, by Rivière, 1813, 4to. (171) B. F. Stevens, £79 2911 Byron (Lord). Monody on the death of the Right Honourable R. B. Sheridan, written at the request of a Friend. To be spoken at Drury Lane Theatre, first edition, 1816, 8vo. (115) Banks, £2 6s. 2912 Byron (Lord). Manfred, a Dramatic Poem, first edition, original wrappers, uncut, 1817, 8vo. (116) Quaritch, £1 16s. 2913 Byron (Lord). Mazeppa, a Poem, first edition, uncut, 1819, 8vo. (117) Quaritch, 7s. 2914 Byron (Lord). Don Juan, first edition of each Canto, 6 vol., original boards, uncut, 1819-24, 8vo. (118) Banks, £8 7s. 6d.
[Vol. i. is in 4to., the remaining volumes in 8vo., a remarkably fine copy, five of the volumes have their original paper labels (vol. i. was issued without a label?).—Catalogue.] 2915 Byron (Lord). Don Juan, first complete edition, 6 vol. in 3, calf extra, t. e. g., other edges entirely uncut, by Bedford, 1819-24, 8vo. (119) Banks, £3 15s.
[Vol. i. second edition, vol. ii.-vi. first editions.—Catalogue.] 2916 Byron (Lord). Sardanapalus, the Two Foscari and Cain, a Mystery, first edition, original boards, uncut, 1821-Marino Faliero, and the Prophecy of Dante, first edition, original boards, 1821, the 2 vol. 8vo. (120) B. F. Stevens, 5s. 2917 Byron (Lord). Werner, a Tragedy, first edition, uncut, 1822, 8vo. (121) Cockerell, I 2918 Byron (Lord). A Political Ode (written in 1812, immediately after his maiden speech in the House of Lords), hitherto unknown as his production, with a copy of his letter relating to the same, sewed, only 100 copies privately printed, 1880, 8vo. (122) Cockerell, 5s. 2919 Byron (Lord). Sydney's Letter to the King and Other Correspondence connected with the Reported Exclusion of Lord Byron's Monument from Westminster Abbey, first edition, original boards, 1828, 8vo. (123) Sabin, Is.
2920 Carlyle (Thomas). History of the French Revolution, first edition, 3 vol., original boards, uncut, 1837, 8vo. (124) Quaritch, £5 15s. 2921 Carroll (Lewis). Alice's Adventures Underground, a facsimile of the original MS. afterwards developed into 'Alice's Adventures in Wonderland," first edition, with 37 illustrations by the author, original cloth, g.e., 1886, 8vo. (125)
2922 Carroll (Lewis). Sylvie and Bruno, concluded, first edition, illustrations by Frost, in the original sheets folded, uncut and unopened, excessively rare, if not unique, in this state, 1889, 8vo. (126) Denham, £2 2923 Carroll (Lewis). Sylvie and Bruno, and Sylvie and Bruno concluded, 2 vol., first edition, with illustrations by Harry Furniss, original cloth, g. e., 1889-93, 8vo. (127) 16s. 2924 Carthusian Order. Ordinarium Cartusiense, continens novæ
collectionis statutorum eiusdem Ordinis partem primam, etc., old morocco extra, gilt back, g. e., Lugduni, 1641, 8vo. (128) Tregaskis, £1 10S. 2925 Catesby (M.) Natural History of Carolina, Florida and Bahama Islands, with the Supplement, map and 220 coloured plates, 2 vol., half morocco, 1771, folio (200) Thorp, £5 2s. 6d. 2926 Cervantes. The Travels of Persiles and Sigismunda, a Northern History, wherein amongst the Variable Fortunes of the Prince of Thule and the Princesse of Frisland are interlaced many Witty Discourses, Morall, Politicall and Delightful, original calf, H. L. for M. L., 1619, 4to. (172) Quaritch, £14 105.
2927 Champier (Simphorien).
[The first English translation. The translator is not known (see Payne Collier's "Rarest Books in the English Language," vol. ii., page 147) and the printer is equally obscure.-Catalogue.] Le Recueil ou Croniques des Hystoires, lit. goth., woodcuts and ornamental initials, morocco extra, g. e., by Trautz-Bauzonnet, Venundantur in Vico Mercuriali apud Lugdunum in officina Vincentii de Portunariis de tridino (1510), folio (229) Quaritch, £44 2928 Chaucer (Geffrey). Workes, black letter, title within ornamental woodcut border, portrait and initial letters (wanted folio 326), otherwise a fine, large copy, with Ben Jonson's motto, "Tanquam explorator," on title, old calf (sold not subject to return), fifth edition, 1602, folio (230)
Sotheran, £3 15s. 2929 Cicero (M. T.) Orationes, illuminated in gold and colours, first leaf mounted and inner margins of several leaves mended and stained, vellum, editio princeps, Printed by Valdarfer, Venice, 1471, folio (233) Leighton, £10 10S. 2930 Cocking and its Votaries, by S. A. T., author's edition, fine and perfectly clean copy, uncut, 1885, 8vo. (134)
Tigorell, £1 15s. 2931 Cohen (Henry). Description Historique des Monnaies frappées sous l'Empire Romain, plates, 7 vol., half morocco gilt, t. e. g., Paris et Londres, 1859-68, 8vo. (135)
Young, £5 2s. 6d. Manuel des Toilettes, dédié aux Dames, title engraved in colours, and 26 plates illustrating the different styles of Coiffures, 2 vol., cloth, with the original wrappers bound in, uncut, à Paris, 1778 (136) Belin, £9
[The plates are printed in colours. At the end of the volumes an almanack for the year 1778 forms part of the book. Cohen describes only the uncoloured issue.-Catalogue.] 2933 Coleridge (S. T.) Poems on various Subjects, first edition, calf, 1796, 8vo. (137) Sotheran, £2 18s. [Contains four sonnets by Charles Lamb, which are believed to be Lamb's first appearance in print.-Catalogue.] 2934 Collins (William). An Epistle, addrest to Sir Thomas