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Latine by the Right Honourable Sir Francis Bacon Knight, Baron of Verulam and Lord Chancelour of England. Done into English by Sir Arthur Gorges Knight, first edition in English, original sheep, London, imprinted by John Bill, 1619, 12m0. (126) Pickering, £9 15s. 5084 Bacon (Francis). An Apologie of the Earle of Essex, against those wch falsely and maliciously taxe him to be the only hindrance of the peace and quiet of his Countrye, 1598, to Mr. Anthony Bacon, morocco extra, g. e., 1598, 4to. (780) Cotterell, £51


[A manuscript circulated by Essex's friends in 1598. was not printed till 1604. The handwriting of the title (as given above) is almost certainly Francis Bacon's; moreover, the manuscript contained corrections and additions in the same hand. It occupied 24pp. closely written. The catalogue contained a long historical note referring to the circumstances under which this apology was written.-ED.] 5085 Bacon (Francis). A Declaration of the Practises and Treasons attempted and committed by Robert late Earle of Essex and his complices against her Majestie and her Kingdoms, first edition, calf extra, t. e. g., 1601, 4to. (781)

Cotterell, £10 2s. 6d [A large copy, having the front edges uncut. Contains at signature K2 a reference to Shakespeare's "King Richard II."-Catalogue.]

5086 Bacon (Francis). The Essayes or Counsels, Civil and Morall, of Francis Lo. Verulam Viscount St. Alban, newly enlarged, large copy, morocco extra, g. e., 1625, 4to. (783) B. F. Stevens, £27

[The first complete edition, containing 58 essays, and the last which the author lived to see. "I doe now publish my Essayes; which, of all my other workes, have beene most currant."-Bacon (in the Dedication to the Duke of Buckingham). Catalogue. Another copy, in old vellum, realised £22 10s. (Lot 202), Sotheran.-ED.]

5087 Bacon (Francis), etc. The Charge of Sir Francis Bacon touching Duells, first edition, Printed for R. Wilson, 1614 [Selden (J.)] The Duello, or Single Combat, Printed for J. Helme, 1610-His Majesties (James I.) Edict and severe Censure against private Combats and Combatants, Imprinted by R. Barker, 1613—Antiduello, or a Treatise in which is discussed the lawfulnesse of Single Combats, with the forme of Several Duels performed in this Kingdome, Printed by T. Harper, 1632, together in 1 vol., half morocco, some pages stained and one or two shaved, with contemporary autograph of Joh. Causton, from the Wilbraham Library, small 4to. (200) Pickering, £11 155. 5088 Bacon (Francis). Francisci De Verulamio Summi Angliæ Cancellarii Instauratio Magna [i.e., Novum Organum, sive Indicia vera de Interpretatione Naturæ], first edition, engraved title-page, showing a ship in full sail, by Simon

Pass, large copy in the original vellum as issued, Londini, apud Joannem Billium, 1620 (242) A. Jackson, £40 [The engraved title to this work is of great interest to the Shakespeare-Bacon theorists, as the coincidence of the following passage from "Love's Labour's Lost" will show : "(Beroune) Abate throw at Novum, and the whole world againe, Cannot pricke out five such, take each one in's vaine. (King) The ship is under saile, and here she coms amain." Act v., sc. 2.—Catalogue.] 5089 Bacon (Francis). The Two Bookes of Francis Bacon. Of the proficience and advancement of Learning, divine and humane-To the King, first edition, morocco extra, g. e. (71⁄2 by 54 in.), 1605, 4to. (782) Dawson & Co., £23 10s. 5090 Bacon (Francis). The Historie of the Raigne of King Henry the Seuenth, woodcut title, and the portrait of Henry by J. Payne, large copy, in the original vellum as issued, London, printed by W. Stansby for Matthew Lownes and William Barrett, 1622, folio (245) Pickering, £19 10s. 5091 Bacon (Francis). Of the Proficience of Learning, of the Partitions of Sciences, IX. Bookes, written in Latin, interpreted by Gilbert Watts, engraved title by W. Marshall and portrait of Bacon also by Marshall, large copy, original calf gilt, Oxford, 1640, folio (788) Edwards, £5 7s. 6d.

[First complete edition. Supposed by the Baconians to contain a full explanation of Bacon's cyphers.-Catalogue.] 5092 Bacon (Francis). The Naturall and Experimentall History of VVinds, etc., written in Latine by the Right Honorable Francis Lo. Verulum, Viscount St. Alban, translated into English by R. G. Gent, first edition, portrait of Bacon by T. Cross, original sheep, London, printed for Humphrey Moseley, at the Princes Armes in St. Paul's Churchyard, and Thomas Dring, at the George in Fleet Street, 1653, 12mo. (129) Pickering, £9 10s. 5093 Barham (R. H.) The Ingoldsby Legends, first edition of all three series, illustrations by George Cruikshank, Leech, etc., 3 vol., original cloth, early issue, having the misprint on page 81, etc., blank page, and leaf of " Appendix," Bentley, 1840-42-47, 8vo. (131) Denham, 15 15s. 5094 Beaumont and Fletcher. Comedies and Tragedies, never printed before, and now published by the Authors originall copies, first collected edition [with the first edition of the Wild-Goose Chase, H. Moseley, 1652, at end], portrait by W. Marshall cut down and inlaid, and lower margin of folio Ddddddd damaged, old calf, rough leaves, For H. Robinson and H. Moseley, 1647-52, folio (249) Dobell, £21 5095 Berkenhead (Sir John). The Assembly-Man, written in the year 1647, first edition, half bound, London, 1662, 4to. (213) Pearson, £10

[Contained the portrait of Hugh Peters, by Faithorne. Peters is stated to have been a player in Shakespeare's Company of Actors. This copy belonged to Dr. Farmer

(the Shakespearian collector), who had added a MS. note concerning Hugh Peters. It was afterwards in the Heber and Bliss collections.-Catalogue.]

5096 Bieston (Roger). The Bayte and Snare of Fortune, in verse, woodcut title, black letter, morocco extra, g. e., by Rivière, Imprinted at London by John Wayland at the Sunne in Flete Street, etc., n.d. (circa 1550), folio (252) Pickering, £19 5097 Blake (William). Songs of Innocence and of Experience, shewing the Two Contrary States of the Human Soul, engraved and coloured by the author, 54 leaves, printed on one side of the paper only, The Author and Printer, W. Blake, 1789-94, 8vo. (140) Quaritch, L216

[This copy had the complete series of both works, and bore the signature of H. W. Phillips, the painter, to whom it was given by William Blake. The present owner obtained it from Phillips' daughter.-Catalogue.]

5098 Boccaccio (Giovanni). Il Decamerone, morocco extra, g.e., by Roger Payne, Vinegia, Aldus, 1522, 8vo. (141)

Denham, L18 5s.

[Choice copy from the library of Michael Wodhull, with his arms on sides and autograph and MS. notes on flyleaves. The Ashburnham copy sold for £55, the Sunderland copy for £111.-Catalogue.]

5099 Boissard (J. J.) De Divinatione et Magicis Praestigiis, engravings by De Bry, russia extra, blind tooled, g.e., by Charles Lewis, Oppenheim (circa 1600), folio (255)

Cannon, £10 2s. 6d. 5100 Boydell. Scenery and History of the River Thames, 2 vol., with 76 engravings of the most famous scenery, seats, mansions, etc. on its banks, coloured like drawings, morocco extra, g. e. (name written on titles), Bulmer, 1794-96, folio (260) Edwards, £13 5101 Bronte. Poems by Currer, Ellis and Acton Bell, original cloth, Aylott and Jones, 1846, small 8vo. (150)

Quaritch, £14 5s. [Exceedingly scarce. Only a very few copies of this, the actual first issue, with Aylott and Jones's imprint, got into circulation. The blank top of title had been mended.Catalogue.]

5102 Browne (Sir Thomas). Certain Miscellany Tracts. Written by Thomas Browne, Kt. and Doctour of Physick, late of Norwich, first edition, portrait by Vandrebane, old English morocco, g. e., an elaborate and early specimen of the "Cottage" pattern (by Charles Mearne), London, printed for Charles Mearne, bookseller to his most Sacred Majesty, 1683 (152) Sotheran, £41

[A fine specimen of old English morocco binding in the finest possible condition. It is worthy of notice that Mearne's name appears on the title as publisher of the volume, a combination of the rarest occurrence. This edition of the work is believed to be unique, as the earliest hitherto recorded by bibliographers is 1684.-Catalogue.]

5103 Browne (H. K.) The Derby Day, by "Phiz"-The Road and the Course, 8 large tinted plates, original issue, printed boards, half bound, Jones, n. d., square folio (263)

Sabin, £9 155. 5104 Browne (William). Britannias Pastorals, first edition, 2 vol. in 1, engraved title by Hole, and pages 60 and 61 curiously engraved, large copy (? LARGE PAPER), in old calf, For George Norton, n. d. [1613] and 1616, folio (264)

Quaritch, £39 10s. 5105 Burns (Robert). Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, the first Edinburgh edition, portrait, original boards, uncut, Edinburgh, 1787, 8vo. (154) B. F. Stevens, £19 5106 Burns (Robert). Letters addressed to Clarinda, first edition, uncut, morocco extra, t. e. g., by Bedford, Glasgow, 1802, 8vo. (156) B. F. Stevens, £12 5107 Burns (Robert). Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect (with a Glossary), original Kilmarnock edition, top margin of first leaf of text cut off, injuring the pagination, E 3 split, K2 split and a little mended, last 2 leaves soiled, otherwise a very fair copy, morocco, with ex-libris of Adam Sim. Coulter (presented from R. Napier to Dr. Adam Paterson in 1874), Kilmarnock, printed by John Wilson, 1786, 8vo. (1020) Robson, £56 5108 Bunyan (John). The Holy War made by Shaddai upon Diabolus, first edition, with the rare portrait of Bunyan by White, and the folding plate, old calf, Printed for Dorman Newman of the King's Arms in the Poultry, and Benjamin Alsop at the Angel and Bible in the Poultry, 1682, 12mo. (157) Pickering, £149

[A fine copy of the most important of all Bunyan's publications, next to the "Pilgrim's Progress." It had the very scarce advertisement leaf at end, beginning "Some say the 'Pilgrim's Progress' is not mine."-Catalogue.]

5109 [Bunbury (Henry).] An Academy for Grown Horsemen, and Annals of Horsemanship . . . by Geoffrey Gambado, with 29 coloured plates from designs by Henry Bunbury, in the original boards, uncut, 1812, 4to. (227) Hatchard, £7 10s. 5110 Burton (Robert). Anatomy of Melancholy, what it is, with all the Kindes, Causes, Symptomes, Prognostickes and Several Cures of it, first edition, morocco extra, by Rivière and Son, Oxford, 1621, 4to. (226) Pickering, £37 5111 Byron (Lord). The Island, first edition, original wrappers, uncut, 1823, 8vo. (163) Sabin, £5 15s. 5112 Cabinet des Modes, ou les Modes Nouvelles, decrites d'une Maniere Claire et Précise, 152 plates of male and female costumes, coiffures, furniture, voitures and other ornaments, mostly coloured, 4 vol., old calf (Paris), 1786-7, 8vo. (165) Sabin, £39 10S. 5113 Camus (J. P., Bishop of Belley). Nature's Paradox, or the Innocent Impostor, a Pleasant Polonian History Originally intituled Iphigenes, compiled in the French tongue, and now Englished by Major Wright, first edition, frontispiece

June 3rd, etc., 1902.

by Vaughan, with metrical explanation and a portrait of the
author added, original calf, 1652, 4to. (448)

Pearson, £10 IOS.
[The reference to Venus and Adonis contained in the
verses written by R. Loveday was first discovered by Halli-

"Who as thy Pen has made her woo'd and wooe

Might passe for Venus and Adonis too."-Catalogue.] 5114 Capoferro (R.) Gran Simulacro dell' Arte e dell' uso della Scherma, portraits and 42 illustrations of fencing and duelling, morocco extra, g. e., Siena, 1610, 4to. (686)

5115 Carey (David).

Jackson, £5 15s. Life in Paris, comprising the Rambles, Sprees and Amours of Dick Wildfire, etc., first edition, coloured plates drawn and engraved by George Cruikshank, and woodcuts, clean copy in calf, m. e. (binding damaged), Sabin, £8 2s. 6d. J. Fairburn, 1822, 8vo. (170) 5116 Chalmers (George). An Apology for the Believers in the Shakespeare Papers which were exhibited in Norfolk Wood, £10 Street, first edition, half calf, 1797, 8vo. (174)

[This copy belonged to the forger of the Shakespeare Papers-W. H. Ireland. On the fly-leaf is his autograph signature, together with an example of his forgeries. He had extra-illustrated this copy with 25 engraved portraits of persons mentioned in the text.-Catalogue.]

5117 Chaucer (Geoffrey). The Workes of Geffray Chaucer, newly printed with Dyuers Workes whiche were never in Print before, as in the table more playnly dothe appere. Cum Privilegio, black letter, double columns, title within woodcut border, cuts in the Canterbury Tales, woodcut title to the Romaunt of the Rose and ornamental woodcut initials, old calf gilt, Imprinted at London by Wyllyam Bonham dwellyng in Paules Churche Yarde at the Sygne of the reed Lyon, J. C. Brown, £40 n. d. (circa 1542), folio (491)

[The first edition of the entire works of Chaucer. A fine, perfect and sound copy of this most rare edition, the second with the Prologue of William Thynne, and the first in which the "Plowman's Tale" appeared. Four letters from Professor Skeat loosely inserted. Catalogue.] 5118 Chaucer (Geoffrey). Workes, newlie printed, with divers additions whiche were never in print before, with the Siege and destruccion of Thebes, by John Lidgate (edited by John Stow), black letter, woodcut title of King in Council, with Grafton's Device below, other woodcut titles and cuts in the text, and ornamental initials, modern morocco extra, by Rivière, Jhon Kyngston for Jhon Wight, 1561, folio (492) Leighton, £31 IOS. 5119 Cicero (M. T.) Cato Major, or his Discourse of Old-Age, with Explanatory Notes [translated by Mr. Logan of Philadelphia], Franklin's original edition, original calf, Philadelphia, printed and sold by B. Franklin, 1744, 8vo. (269) S. C. Brown, £8

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