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3143 Fletcher (John).

in the interest of the Celebrated Miss K......y F......r, sprinkled calf extra, uncut, 1759, 4to. (487) Sabin, £2 3142 Fleming (Abraham). The Bucoliks of Publius Virgilius Maro. Together with his Georgiks or Ruralls. All newly translated into English verse by A. F., black letter, original calf, 1589, 4to. (488) Quaritch, £12 Monsieur Thomas, a Comedy Acted at the Private House, in Blacke Fryers, first edition, calf extra, g. e., 1639, 4to. (489) Wise, £7 10s. 3144 Fox (John). Rerum in Ecclesia gestarum. Autore Joanne Foxo Anglo, curious woodcuts, morocco extra, g. e. [Colophon Basilia, per Nicolaum Brylingerum, et Ioannem Operinum, Anno 1559, mense Augusto, folio (546) Denham, 10 IOS.

["The first edition of Fox's 'Acts and Monuments' (commonly known as Fox's 'Book of Martyrs'). It contains Bishop Hooper's 'Appellatio ad Parlamentum,' together with other papers which, until lately discovered in this volume, were considered irrecoverably lost. There is also in this edition matter which was omitted in the translation." -Lowndes. The "Acts and Monuments" was not published in English until 1562.--Catalogue.]

3145 Froissart (Sir J.)

Le Premier Volume de Froissart de Croniques de France, D'Angleterre, D'Escoce, D'Espaigne, De bretaigne, De gascongne, De flandres. Et lieux circunvoisins. Le second volume de Froissart, le tiers volume de Froissart, le quart volume de Froissart, (Colophon.) Cy finist le quart volume de Messire jehan froissart sur les croniques de france D'angleterre Imprime a paris pour Anthoine Verard marchant libraire Demourant a paris sur le pont nostre dame a lymage Sainte Jehan levägeliste, gothic letter. ruled in red, 4 vol. in 3, original vellum, Paris (1499), folio (547) Stone, £35 3146 Gessner (Solomon). Mort d'Abel Poëme de Gessner traduit par Hubert, frontispiece and 5 plates after Monsiau, by Colibert, Casenave and Clément, old French calf gilt, g. e., Paris, 1793, royal 4to. (498)

Sabin, £5

[The plates were printed in colours and in proof state, being "Avant les Numéros."-Catalogue.]

3147 Gessner (Solomon). Euvres, printed upon vellum, only 2 copies taken, portraits of Gessner on India paper, Moreau, proof, and Diderot, fine engravings after Moreau le Jeune, the engravings chiefly in duplicate on paper, etchings and proofs on India paper before letters, but some are only in one state, and some in three states, comprising in all 3 portraits and 92 engravings, 4 vol., French morocco, ornaments on backs, ornamental borders, uncut edges (Simier), enclosed in 4 half bound slip cases, Paris, A. A. Renouard, 1795, 8vo. (757) B. F. Stevens, £70

3148 Goldsmith (O.) A Prospect of Society (1763?), 4to.

Quaritch, £63 [Contains 16 pp., uncut. This pamphlet, of which a very

long descriptive account is given in the catalogue, appears to be unique. It consists of the material from which "The Traveller " was evolved, the latter poem showing continuous re-arrangement of the lines and numerous alterations and additions. "A Prospect of Society" ends with line 310, and whether any more was printed is a matter of conjecture. It was discovered by Mr. Bertram Dobell in a parcel of old pamphlets, and has been reprinted by him with an introduction, in which Goldsmith's method of work is dealt with, and the alterations and additions analysed. -ED.]

3149 Goldsmith (O.) The Deserted Village, a Poem, by Dr. Goldsmith, vignette by Isaac Taylor, "the sad historian of the pensive plain," first edition, morocco extra, g. e., Printed for W. Griffith, at Garrick's Head, in Catharine-street, Strand, 1770, 8vo. (501) Maggs, £18

3150 Goldsmith (O.) The Haunch of Venison, a Poetical Epistle to Lord Clare, first edition, head after H. Bunbury, calf extra, g. e., by F. Bedford, 1776, 8vo. (502) Berry, £26 10s. [Very rare; the Fraser copy realised £25. This copy had the rare half-title.-Catalogue.]

3151 Gowrie Conspiracy. The Examinations, Arraignment and Conviction of George Sprot, Notary in Aye-Mouth, together with his constant and extraordinarie behaviour at his death, in Edenborough, August 12, 1608, morocco extra, g. e., M. Bradwood for William Aspley, 1609, 4to. (503)

A. Jackson, £9 [One of the rarest tracts (reprinted in the Harleian Miscellany) dealing with the Conspiracy of the Earl of Gowrie to assassinate King James I. It contains a long preface by Dr. George Abbot, who was present at Sprot's execution. Knight and Elze consider that it was from accounts of the Gowrie Conspiracy that Shakespeare derived much of the "local colouring" in Macbeth.-Catalogue.] 3152 Gray (Thomas). An Elegy wrote in a Country Church Yard, bound in a folio volume with other tracts, with the bookplates of Thomas Cowper and Reginald Cholmondeley, calf gilt, no place, date or printer's name (but about 1750), (555) Sabin, £49 [The catalogue contains a very long descriptive account of this edition of Gray's Elegy, which appears to be quite undescribed. (See the Athenæum for March, 1897.) The inference is that the pamphlet is a proof antecedent to the original quarto of 1751.-ED.]

3153 Greffier (C. G.) La tres Admirable, tres Magnifique, et Triumphante Entree, du tres Hault et tres Puissant Prince Philipes, Prince d'Espaignes filz de Lempereur Charles Ve, en la ville d'Anvers, anno 1549, engraved title, engravings by Pierre Coeck d'Allost of triumphal arches and folding engraving of the palace erected for the banquet and reception of the Emperor, his sons and queen, original calf, from the library of Philippe Desportes, the poet, with his

autograph at the top and also at the bottom of the engraved title, Anvers, 1550, 4to. (504) Quaritch, £9 3154 Guazzo (M. Stephen). The Civile Conversation, translated into French by George Pettie, containing the general fruits that may be reaped by conversation and how to know good companie from ill, etc., now translated into English by Barth. Young, black letter. half bound, Imprinted by T. East, 1586, 4to. (506) A. Jackson, £9

[For Shakespeare's use of this edition of Guazzo see Douce's "Illustrations of Shakespeare" (1839), pages 185 and 358.-Catalogue.]

3155 Harris (Edmond). A Sermon preached at Brocket Hall before the Rt. Worshipfull Sir John Brocket and other gentlemen there assembled for the Trayning of Souldiers, black letter, headlines slightly cut, old calf, T. Orwin for J. Daldern and W. Haw, 1588 (476) Carlis, £3 35.

[A copy of this volume is in the British Museum, but no other, except the present, is recorded. It is of historical interest and importance as showing how, at the critical juncture of the Armada, the English were actively preparing, not only on the coasts, but in the inland shires, to repel the Spaniard.-Catalogue.]

3156 Harsnet (S.) A Declaration of Egregious Popish Impostures, old calf, 1603, 4to. (508)

Pearson, £20

[There is another and more available edition of 1604.ED.]

3157 Hieronymus (S.) Vita di Sancti Padri vulgare historia, roman letter, double columns, numerous small woodcuts and ornamental initials, wanted a number of leaves, sold not subject to return, l'enetia, Gio Ragazo de Montiferrato, 1491 (?), folio (564) Quaritch, £6

[The first illustrated Italian edition and extremely rare. After the Malermi Bible, perhaps the most important of the Venetian books illustrated with outline vignette woodcuts. An imperfect copy, probably of this edition, sold for £35 in the William Morris sale.-Catalogue.]

3158 Hieronymus (S.) Epistole de San Hieronymo Vulgare, printed in roman letter, double columns, 3 full-page woodcuts in compartments, two borders and several hundred small spirited woodcuts, a great variety of capitals after ancient MSS., and fine device of printer on last leaf (a few wormholes), Ferrara, Lorenzo de Rossi da Valenza, 1497, folio (565) Evelys, £32 10s.

[A volume remarkable for the beauty of its woodcuts and the surrounding decorations of the large illustrations. It wanted the first title, but had the three leaves of "la Vita" containing a number of woodcuts which are extremely difficult to meet with. A tall copy, with the borders not cut into, as is usually the case.-Catalogue.]

3159 Horatii Opera æneis Tabulis incidit Johannes Pine, 2 vol., engraved throughout, the "Potest" edition, old French

morocco, full gilt backs, g.e., by Derome, extremely fine copy, Londini, 1733-37, 8vo. (914) Quaritch, £10I 3160 Hortus Sanitatis de Herbis et Plantis, etc. (Auctore Jo. de Cuba), lit. goth., double columns, with signatures, many hundred singular woodcuts of plants, animals, etc. untouched by colour (some leaves stained), (Hain, 8942), new sheep, Absque ulla nota, Sæc. xv., small folio (567) Edwards, £7 15s. 3161 Hume and Marshall. The Game Birds of India, Burmah and Ceylon, 3 vol., numerous coloured plates, original cloth, 1879-81, 8vo. (605) J. Bumpus, £5 17s. 6d. 3162 Jonson (Ben). Workes of Benjamin Jonson, 2 vol. in I, first edition, engraved title by Hole, a very fine copy in the original calf gilt (1616-31), folio (988) Edwards, £14

[Bound about 1631, when the second volume was published. The binder has cancelled the title to the second volume, but the contemporary owner has continued (in manuscript) the pagination of vol. i. The last two pages contain a list of the contents, written by a contemporary hand. Catalogue.]

3163 La Fontaine (Jean de). Fables Choisies, mis en Vers, printed upon vellum, 2 copies taken, with the 12 vignettes by Percier, taken separately on India paper and mounted on blank leaves of vellum, 2 vol., half morocco, in 2 solander cases, P. Didot, an X.= 1802, imperial folio (777)

Maggs, £6 7s. 6d. 3164 Lamb (J.) Poetical Pieces on Several Occasions By John Lamb], morocco extra gilt, g. t., uncut, by Zaehnsdorf (17**), 4to. (517) Dobell, £7 7s. 6d. [Excessively rare. Written by the father of Charles Lamb, who "possessed a fine turn for humourous poetrynext to Swift and Prior."--Charles Lamb. See also Elia's Essay, "The Old Benchers of the Middle Temple"; Hazlitt's "The Lambs."-Catalogue.]

3165 Le Brun (J. B. P.) Galerie des Peintres Flamands, Hollandais et Allemands, 201 plates, early impressions, 3 vol. in 2, morocco, line tooled with corner ornaments, inside gilt borders, joints, g. e. (Roger Payne), Paris, chez l'Auteur, etc., 1792-6, folio (778) J. Bumpus, £II IOS. 3166 Markham (G.) The Gentleman's Academie, or the Booke of St. Albans, all compiled by Juliana Barnes, in the yere 1486, and now reduced into a better method by G. M. (Gervase Markham), old half morocco, Valentine Sims for Humfrey Lowndes, 1595, 4to. (942) Rock, £19 10s. being a worke former author, Norton for H. Hornstein, £7

3167 [Markham (G.)] The Pleasures of Princes, never in that nature handled by any morocco extra, edges entirely uncut, J. Taunton, 1635, 4to. (943)

3168 Milton (John). Paradise Lost, a Poem in Ten Books, the Author John Milton [with the Argument and Errata, and three-line address of the printer], first edition, Lowndes' seventh title-page (slightly wormed), signature of "Isaac

Sharpe" on title and of Benjamin Allen in cover, original calf, cover broken, S. Simmons and to be sold by T. Helder, 1669, 4to. (951) Edwards, £16 15s. 3169 Missæ aliquot pro Sacerdotibus Itinerantibus in Anglia ex Missali Romano Reformato, roman letter, double columns, large device on title surrounding the letters I.H.S., fine large copy, morocco extra, g.e., Permissu Superiorum (s. l.), 1615, 4to. (952) Sotheran, £14

[Not mentioned by Mr. Weale in his list of Missals. There is more than one obvious reason for the rarity of this volume, containing the Service of the Mass taken from the Roman Missal, for the use of such Roman Catholic priests as were in this country during a period perilous alike to themselves and to those who sheltered them, and of a nature which exposed copies to considerable wear and tear from being carried in the pocket from place to place.— Catalogue.] 3170 Missale Romanum, post omnes alias impressiones recens faciliori et miro quodam ordine ad commoditatem Sacerdotis apte distinctum, lit. goth., double columns, stained at commencement, many Biblical cuts and historiated initials, Canevari binding, morocco mottled with black, medallions on both sides enclosed by gold-tooled Venetian border, the back restored and corners, gilt gauffré edges, Venet., H. Listum, 1552, 4to. (953) Leighton, £10 5s. 3171 Munday (A.) The Famous History of the Noble and Valiant Prince Palmerin of England, translated by Anthony Munday, black letter, morocco extra, panelled sides, g. e., by Francis Bedford, 1639, 4to. (954) Jack, £7 155. 3172 Munday (A.) The Famous, Pleasant and Delightful History of Palladine of England, Discoursing of Honorable Adventures, of Knightly Deeds of Arms and Chivalry, etc., woodcut frontispiece, original sheep, 1664, 4to. (955)

B. F. Stevens, £14

[A remarkable copy, having several uncut leaves. From the Heber and Bliss collections. An account of this edition (unknown to Lowndes) is given by Payne Collier in his "Rarest Books in the English Language." This copy contains at the end the rare leaf on which is printed a list of books sold by A. Kembe, with a curious woodcut on the reverse of a mounted post blowing a horn.-Catalogue.] 3173 Moore (Thomas). Lalla Rookh, an Oriental Romance, by Thomas Moore, first edition, uncut, London, printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown, Paternoster Row, 1817, 4to. (956) Maberley, £2 4s. 3174 Paulet (William, third Marquis of Winchester). The Lord Marques Idlenes, conteining manifold matters of acceptable devise, first edition, morocco extra, g. e., Imprinted at London by Arnold Hatfield, 1586, 4to. (962)

Maberley, £5 5s. [Copies of this edition are in the Bridgewater collection and in the British Museum and Bodleian libraries, and

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