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graved 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 I. 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, 7. Orwin for J. Daldern and W. Haw, 1588 (476)

Carlis, E3 3s. [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, Venetia, 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 ios. (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, £101 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, £7 155. 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, £5 175. 6d. 3162 Jonson (Ben). Workes of Benjamin Jonson, 2 vol. in 1,

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

Lainb), 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, Hol

landais 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, £u ros. 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 1os. 3167 (Markham (G)] The Pleasures of Princes, being a worke

never in that nature handled by any former author, morocco extra, edges entirely uncut, j. Norton for H. Taunton, 1635, 4to. (943)

Hornstein, £7 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, £16 155. 3169 Missæ aliquot pro Sacerdotibus Itinerantibus in Anglia ex

Missali Romano Reformato, roman letter, double columns, large device on title surrounding the letters 1.H.S., fine large copy, morocco extra, g.e., Permissu Superiorum (s. 1.), 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. E. 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, 42 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 55. [Copies of this edition are in the Bridgewater collection and in the British Museum and Bodleian libraries, and

Collier had heard of a fourth, but they are extremely rare.
A second edition appeared in 1587, a copy of which is in

the British Museum Library.- Catalogue.] 3175 Phillips (Stephen). Erasmus, a Poem, uncut, 1894, 4to. (966)

James, £3 16s. 3176 Poems. Pope (Alexander). Ode on St. Cecilia's Day, first

edition, B. Lintott, 1713–Gay (John). The Fan, a Poem, first edition, J. Tonson, 1714[Addison (Jo.)] To Her Royal Highness the Princess of Wales, with the Tragedy of Cato, 1714—To Sir Godfrey Kneller on his Picture of the King, ib., 1716—Rowe (N.) Ode for the New Year, 1716, first edition, ib., 1716-A Poem on the Memorable fall of Chloe's P-s Pot, A. Baldwin, 1713–Gay (John). Rural Sports, first edition, J. Bourne, 1713–The Fair Quakers, J. Morphew, 1713–Pope (A.) Windsor Forest, first edition, B. Lintott, 1713, and other Poems, in i vol., half bound, folio (1010)

Pickering, £60 3177 Politianus. Opera Omnia, et alia quædam lectu digna, 2 vol.,

fine copy, old calf, Venet., in Ædibus Aldi, 1498, Mense Julio, folio (1009)

Rawson, £10 ios. [Editio princeps. A fine copy, with the capitals painted throughout. The arms of a former owner have been illuminated on the recto of a 4. “There is ” (says Dibdin) "probably no production of the Aldine press which exceeds the present in the beauty of type and of printing.”—Cata

logue.] 3178 Portfolio (The). An Artistic Periodical, edited by P. G.

Hamerton, 1870 to 1893, with numerous illustrations after Sir E. J. Poynter, Sir E. Burne-Jones, G. F. Watts, P. H. Calderon, H. S. Marks, Sir F. hton and other celebrated artists, half morocco, t. e. g. (the last four volumes not uniform in colour), together 24 vol., folio (1011)

Edwards, £12 3179 Portraits of Race-Horses. Horses with Pedigrees, a series of

thirty large Plates of celebrated Race-Horses, chiefly from paintings by Jas. Seymour (no title), in the original half binding, Thos. Butler, Pall Mall, 1753, oblong folio (281)

Hornstein, £20 55. 3180 Reynolds (Sir Joshua). Works. Engravings from the Pictures

and Sketches painted by Sir Joshua Reynolds, comprising the whole of his works, engraved by S. W. Reynolds, 3 vol., original proofs on India paper of the 300 plates (a few somewhat spotted), half morocco gilt, g. e., Published by S. W. Reynolds, Bayswater, 1820, folio (1263)

Quaritch, £274 3181 Scrope (William). The Art of Deer-Stalking

with some Account of the Nature and Habits of Red Deer, first edition, with tinted plates after paintings by E. and C. Landseer, and by the author, fine copy in the original cloth, uncut, 1838, 8vo. (916)

Sabin, £13 3182 Shakespeare (Mr. William). Comedies, Histories and

Tragedies, published according to the True Originall

Copies, Ben Jonson's verses ruled in red, cut close to the text and mounted, title containing Droeshout's portrait ruled, cut close to text, slightly mended and mounted, last leaf backed, and 2 or 3 words damaged, portion of lower outside corner of P. p. torn off, making 4 lines defective, and very small hole in same leaf, very small rust holes in L and U, some smears and age spots throughout, russia gilt, m. e. (Roger Payne), with fine large ex-libris of Anna Damer by Agnes Berry, 1793, Printed by Isaac Jaggard and Ed. Blount, 1623, folio (784) Pickering, £620

[The first folio edition of Shakespeare, and, apart from the above defects, a very good copy, genuine throughout, and not in any way tampered with. It measures 1238 by 8in. It has numerous emendations and corrections, indications of locality, etc., in a contemporary hand.–Cata

logue.] 3183 Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, His

tories and Tragedies, published according to the true Originall Copies, the second impression, portrait by Droeshout supplied from a shorter copy (wanted the verses by Ben Jonson), last leaf slightly defective in the margins and mended, else a sound and clean copy, measuring 134 in. by 834 in., in the original calf, rebacked, Tho: Cotes

for Robert Allot, 1632, folio (1274) Sotheran, £100 3184 Shakespeare. Mr. William Shakespeare's Comedies, His

tories and Tragedies, published according to the true Originall Copies, the second impression, brilliant impression of the portrait by Droeshout, very fine and unwashed copy, in morocco, richly tooled, g.e. (bound in the early part of the last century), Printed by Thomas Cotes for John Smethwick, and are to be sold at his shop in Saint Dunstan's Churchyard, 1632, folio (1273) Jackson, £690

[The above copy contains the extraordinarily rare Smethwick title-page. The editor of “ Lowndes” knew of its existence, but could only cite the example now in the Lenox Library, New York. To mention a few of the more famous copies of this edition which have occurred for sale, the Daniel, Tite, Orford (sold for £540), Ives and Daly copies, all contained the Allot title-page. The same remark applies to each of the three copies in the British Museum and also to the Huth copy. In addition to all the irregularities of pagination mentioned in Lowndes (excepting that page 49 in Henry IV. is correctly paged), there occur in the present copy two errors quite unknown to the editor of Lowndes. In King Lear, page 321 is misprinted 323 and page 324 is misprinted 322. Inserted is an autograph letter, dated December 12, 1842, from Dr. Bandinel (Bodley's librarian) in reference to editions of King Lear.

This very fine copy measures 12% by 84 inches.- Catalogue.] 3185 Smith (J. T.) Nollekens and his Times, with Memoirs of

several Contemporary Artists, 2 vol., portrait, extended to 4 vol. by the insertion of about 320 scarce mezzotint and

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