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Massard from designs by Eisen, to illustrate the French edition of Anacreon of 1773, all artist's proofs without text (tirage à part), on stout Dutch paper, 1771-2, 8vo. (444)

Robson, £17 2951 Esquemeling (John). The History of the Bucaniers of

America, the four parts complete, portraits, maps and

plates, original sheep, 1695, 4to. (195) Quaritch, £18 155. 2952 Étrennes Mignones curieuses et utiles pour l'Année, 1789,

2 maps, original silk binding embroidered in brown silk thread, interspersed with spangle gems in gold, blue and red, worked monogram of G. D. V. in coronetted oval in upper centre, and Hymeneal emblems in the under one, mirror inside first cover, silk and gold flowered paper flyleaves, g. e., enclosed in old French morocco gilt slip case, perfectly preserved, Paris, C. J. C. Durand, 1779, 16mo. (447)

Belin, £II 2953 Fitzgerald (E.) Euphranor, a Dialogue of Youth, first edition, original cloth, 1851, 8vo. (451)

Edwards, £5 155. 2954 Fitzgerald (E.) Polonius, a Collection of Wise Saws and

Modern Instances, first edition, original cloth, Pickering, 1852, 8vo. (452)

Bain, £5 5s. 2955 Fitzgerald (E.) The Mighty Magician, Such stuff as Dreams

are made of, translated from Calderon, folded and sewn in the original wrapper, with MS. corrections by the author, 1853, 8vo. (453)

Denham, £8 2956 Fitzgerald (E.) Sáláman and Absál, an Allegory translated

from the Persian of Jami, frontispiece, original cloth, uncut,

J. W. Parker and Son, 1856, 8vo. (454) Denham, £13 155. 2957 Fitzgerald (E.) Rubáiyát of Omar Khayyam, rendered into

English Verse, the extremely rare first edition, morocco super extra, sides elaborately and richly tooled in gold to a special design, inside gold borders, double with silk, joints, g. t., by Zaehnsdorf, Quaritch, 1859, 8vo. (455)

Tregaskis, £28 5s. 2958 Fitzgerald (E.) Rubáiyat of Omar Khayyámn, second edition, original half roxburghe, 1872, 8vo. (456)

J. Bumpus, £ 5 ios. [This very rare edition differs from the two former and

from all subsequent editions.-Catalogue.] 2959 Fitzgerald (E.) Rubiáyát of Omar Khayyam--and the Sáláman and Absál of Jami, in English verse, 1879, 8vo. (457)

Denham, £4 ios. 2960 Fitzgerald (E.) Downfall and Death of King Edipus, both

parts, with the Prefatory Letter, original wrapper (Guildford, 1880-81), (458)

Bain, £6 155. [The original issue. Only 50 copies of each part were privately printed for the author by Billing and Co., of

Guildford. ---Catalogue.) 2961 Fitzgerald (E.) Euphranor, a May-Day Conversation at Cambridge, original wrapper (Guildford, 1882), 8vo. (459)

Tregaskis, £4 ios. [Extremely rare, 50 copies privately printed by the author for presentation. In this little known edition

Euphranor” is practically re-written. Among the many additions is “the beautiful anecdote of the Child and the Sunbeam, told in connection with Tennyson on page 25, and the enlargement of the character sketch of Tennyson,

on page 56.”Prideaux's Bibliography.] 2962 Fitzgerald (E.) Readings in Crabbe, morocco extra, g. t., Quaritch, 1882, 8vo. (460)

J. Bumpus, £6 5s. 2963 Fitzgerald (E.) Boswell (J.) Journal of a Tour to the Hebrides, fourth edition, half calf, 1807, 8vo. (461)

Quaritch, £12 [With the book-plate of Fitzgerald, designed by Thackeray. This book is marked throughout in pencil, pointing out curious and interesting passages.

There is also a MS. index referring to anecdotes of Dr. Johnson, and a long MS.

note in ink on Ay-leaf.- Catalogue.) 2964 Flecknoe (Rich.) A Relation of Ten Years' Travells in

Europe, Asia, Affrique and America, original calf (1654), 8vo. (463)

Pickering, 64 2965 Fores. Grand Coronation Procession. Queen Victoria, June

28, 1838, a coloured panoramic view, about hoft. long, on a roller, enclosed in an ornamental box, with full-length

figures, coloured and varnished (466) Edwards, 45 2966 Fores. Correct Representation of The State Procession on

the occasion of Her Majesty's Marriage with Prince Albert, in panoramic form, coloured, 2ift. long, in the original

silk case, with silver clasp, oblong (467) Robson, £6 2967 Goldsmith (O.) The Vicar of Wakefield, a Tale, supposed to

be written by himself, first edition, 2 vol., morocco extra, inside dentelles, g. e., by Bedford, fine tall copy, Salisbury, printed by B. Collins for R. Newbery, 1766 (471)

Denham, £85 2968 Goldsmith (O.) The Vicar of Wakefield, a Tale, with 24.

coloured designs by Thomas Rowlandson, original impressions, several leaves somewhat soiled, calf, Ackermann, 1817, 8vo. (472)

Sabin, £11 2969 Goldsmith (O.) She Stoops to Conquer, or The Mistakes of

a Night. A Comedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre-Royal in Covent-Garden, first edition, calf extra, g.e., with the rare half-title, 1773, 8vo. (473)

Quaritch, £17 2970 [Green (E. B.)] The Prophecy of André, an Ode written in

1780, morocco extra, g. b. and e., by Zaehnsdorf, 1782, 8vo. (154)

Denham, £2 195. 2971 Gruau (Louys). Nouvelle invention de chasse pour prendre

et oster les loups de la France, morocco extra, Paris, 1613, 8vo. (1230)

Denham, £5 55. [Contains six folding plates, which are not often found

intact, as in this copy.-ED.] 2972 Hopton (Arthur). A Concordance of Yeares, containing a

new, easie and most exact Computation of Time, according to the English Account, Also the use of the English and Roman Kalender, with briefe Notes, Rules and Tables, as

well Mathematicall and Legal, as Vulgar, for each Private Man's Occasion, black letter, woodcut title, half calf, 1616, 8vo. (700)

A. Jackson, £10 2973 Horæ. Heures de Nostre Dame a lusage de Rome avec le

Calendrier, etc., lit. goth. (lettres bâtardes), long lines, printed on paper, 18 fine, large woodcuts, including the printer's device and anatomic man, 32 small woodcuts in the text, rich woodcut borders to every page in compartments of ornaments and subjects connected with the text, initials supplied by hand in red and blue, large copy, with several rough leaves, morocco, blind tooled, gilt gauffred edges, Acheuees le xvill. Jour le Septembre lan mil cincq cens et six (1506) pour Anthoine verard libraire demourani a Paris, (711)

Cockerell, £97 [One of the rarest of Verard's "Book of Hours," remarkable for its woodcuts, which in this case are entirely free from colouring. The border woodcuts, in addition to numerous scenes from Old and New Testament history, include a series of the “Dance of Death” in 48 subjects. No. 236 of Macfarlane's list, who is only able to record one copy (on vellum without borders), and that imperfect, in the

Bibliothèque National, Paris.- Catalogue.] 2974 Horæ in Laudem Beatissime Virginis Mariæ tripliciter ac

separatim pro temporum varietate excuse, Multisque devotissimis orationibus adaucte, lit. goth., in red and black, with 22 large woodcuts, each page surrounded by a border composed of small woodcuts of Biblical scenes, wanted 16 leaves, sold not subject to return, unbound (Venetiis, L. A. Giunta, circa 1520), (712)

Raneshaw, 65 2975 Hotæ in Laudem Beatiss. Semper Virginis Mariæ Secundum

Consuetudinem Romanæ Curiæ, ubi orthographia, puncta et accentus suis locis habentur, printed in roman letter in red and black, within woodcut arabesque borders, by Geoffrey Tory, all the large woodcuts, 128 leaves only, sold not subject to return, Paris, Geoff. Tory, 1525 (713)

Tregaskis, £17 155. 2976 Hughes (Thomas). Tom Brown's School Days, first edition,

original cloth, 1857, 8vo. (716) J. Bumpus, £10 5s. 2977 Hugo (Victor). Napoléon le Petit, deuxième édition, London,

Jeffs, 1852–-Châtiments, 1853, Genève et New York (printed at St. Heliers)-Discours de l'Exil, 1851-4, blue paper, ib. (ib.), in i vol., morocco, g. e., with five silk ribbon marks, to each of which is attached an old threepenny piece, one William IV. (1855), the others early Victorian, thick 16mo. (718)

Robson, £13 5s. (A very interesting_souvenir of the French poet. The binding is lettered “Exemplaire unique donné par Victor Hugo a Charles Asplet.” The volume is interleaved with writing paper, and has numerous quotations from his poems, and other remarks written by himself and signed

V. H.” It has several small photographs, and some decorations by Charles Hugo. On the Ay-leaf is written, "Exemplaire unique donné à Charles Asplet, Victor Hugo, Guernsey, Hauteville House, 1er Janvier, 1856.”—Cata

logue.] 2978 Indulgences. “Robertus Castelleñs. Apostolice Sedis Ptono

tarius, et ad hec sctissime dñi nri. Pape Commissarius. Tibi (Roberto Parke et Alicia Uxori tue Oxos dioc.) Auctoritate aplica nobis in hac parte Cocessa tenore pñtium,” etc. "Datum London xxvi. Februarii mccccxcviii. -A MS. Indulgence, “in Articulo Mortis," granted by Frater Ricardus Mynster dom. de Motyndon of the Order of the Holy Trinity for the Redemption of Captives, on the Authority of Pope Innocent VIII. in 1495, on vellum, 8vo. (720)

Sotheran, £33 [The first of these two “Indulgences” is printed on a leaf of vellum (measuring nearly 8 x 5 inches) in black letter (probably by Pynson), and consists of twelve lines, with an ornamental initial K. The names of the grantees are

written in the blank space left for the purpose. --Catalogue.) 2979 Irving (Washington). Astoria, or Enterprise beyond the

Rocky Mountains, first edition, 3 vol., original half calf, 1836, 8vo. (722)

Maine, £10 ios. (Presentation copy to Sarah Van Wortt (his sister), with

inscription in Washington Irving's autograph.- Catalogue.] 2980 James (M. R.) Descriptive Catalogue of Fifty MSS. from the

Collection of Henry Yates Thompson, a limited number privately printed (No. 20), Presented to Michael Kerney by the compiler, uncut, Cambridge University Press, 1898, imperial 8vo. (723)

Denham, £2 8s. 2981 Jesuit Relations (The) and Allied Documents. Travels and

Explorations of the Jesuit Missionaries in New France (1610-1791), vol. i. to lxxi., edited by R. G. Thwaites, portraits, uncut, t.e. g., limited issue, set No. 688, Imperial Press, Cleveland, 1896-1901, 8vo. (725)

(723. Britwell, £24 105. [Vol. Ixxii. and lxxiii. will be supplied to the purchaser

when published.--Catalogue.] 2982 Johnson and Boswell. A Letter to the People of Scotland, on

the Present State of the Nation, by James Boswell, Esq., 1784-A Letter to the People of Scotland, on the Alarming Attempt to infringe the Articles of the Union, and introduce a most Pernicious Innovation, by diminishing the number of the Lords of Session, by James Boswell, Esq., 1785The British Constitution of Government, compared with that of a Democratic Republic, by Sir William Young, Bart., F.R.S. and A.S.S., author of The History of the Republic of Athens, 1793— The Present State of the Manners, Arts and Politics of France and Italy, in a series of Poetical Epistles from Paris, Rome and Naples in 1792 and 1793, addressed to Robert Jephson, Esq. by J. Courtney, M.P., 1794-A Biographical Sketch of Dr. Samuel Johnson, by Thomas Tyers, Esq. (annotated by the author), 1785, in i vol., from the library of James Boswell, his crest

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stamped on the side and a list of contents written on the Ay-leaf in his autograph, old half calf, 1784, etc., 8vo. (727)

Maberley, £7 ios. [Tyers' Sketch of Johnson is a presentation copy to Boswell. It is, apparently, a proof copy, corrected and annotated throughout by Tyers himself. In one place he has inserted, in manuscript, Goldsmith's comparison between Johnson and the bear. On the fly-leaf, a note from Tyers to Boswell says, “Pray Mr. Boswell don't lend,

lose or give away this biographical morsel.”- Catalogue.) 2983 Johnson. Plinius Cæcilius Secundus (C.) Epistolæ et Pane

gyricus cum variis Lectionibus & Annotationibus, original calf, Oxonii, 1703, 8vo. (728)

Maberley, £7 155. [Dr. Johnson's copy of Pliny, with three of his autograph signatures, viz., on the title-page, front cover and end cover. The later signature carries the date March 30, 1726. Notes in Johnson's autograph are on the back of the title and at pages 292, 293 and 357. Johnson had left Stourbridge School in 1725, and went to Oxford in 1728. This volume contains what is possibly the earliest signature of Johnson

extant.Catalogue.] 2984 La Fontaine (J. de). Contes et Nouvelles en vers, many

engravings by Romain de Hooghe, first issue of the first edition, 2 vol. in 1, original calf, enclosed in morocco case, Amsterdam, H. Desbordes, 1685, 8vo. (733)

Denham, £3 18s. 2985 La Fontaine (J. de). Contes et Nouvelles en vers, édition

des Fermiers-Généraux, portraits of La Fontaine and Eisen by Ficquet, plates by Eisen (Le Cas de Conscience et le Diable de Papefiguière, découvertes) and numerous tailpieces by Choffard, 2 vol., contemporary French morocco,

g. e., Amst. (Paris), 1762, 8vo. (734) J. Bumpus, £16 2986 (Lamb (Charles).] The King and Queen of Hearts with

the Rogueries of the/ Knave/ Who stole the Queen's Pies/ Illustrated in/ Fifteen Elegant Engravings, in the original paper wrappers, unique, the only copy known to exist, For 1. Godwin, 1809 (736)

Sabin, £222 [Although dated 1809, the plates are dated 1805, and it is probable that 1809 is a misprint for 1806. Lamb, writing to Wordsworth, February 1, 1806, adds in a postscript respecting this book, "of which I, being the author, beg Mr. Johnny Wordsworth's acceptance and opinion.” The date of 1805 would place it as the first of Lamb's juvenile writings. It has been stated that the pictures in “The King and Queen of Hearts” were drawn by Mulready. Catalogue. The pamphlet was sold with others at Mr. Tuer's sale in July, 1900, when the “parcel” realised but

158.-ED.) 2987 Loyal Garland (The), or a Choice Collection of Songs highly

in Request, and much esteemed in the past and present

times, 'black letter. some headlines cut into, calf, g.e., XVI.


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