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5396 Bonoeil (John). His Maiesties graciovs letter to the earle of sovthhampton, Treasurer, and to the Councell and Company of Virginia heere, commanding the present setting up of Silke works and planting of Vines in Virginia, . . . four full-page woodcuts of the raising of silkworms, etc., levant morocco extra, by F. Bedford, enclosed in a levant slip case, Felix Kyngston, 1622, 4to. (32) Quaritch, £67

[The author, John Bonoeil, informs us that he was a native of Languedoc, and that several of his fellow-countrymen were then in Virginia employed in the cultivation of the vine in the service of the Virginia Company. Prefixed is the Proclamation of James I. concerning mulberry trees and the cultivation of silkworms in Virginia.-Catalogue.] 5397 Book of Common Prayer [in Mohawk] and Administration of the Sacraments and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church according to the use of the Church of England, A new edition, to which is added The Gospel of St. Mark, translated into the Mohawk Language by Captain Joseph Brant, an Indian of the Mohawk Nation, nineteen engraved plates, morocco extra, g. e., by Bedford, C. Buckton, 1787, 8vo. (33) Essex, £5


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[The Indian and English are on opposite pages, and at the end are several "Singing Psalms in both languages.— Catalogue.] 5398 Broadside. By the Governour, Council and Representatives, convened in a Great and General Court, or Assembly of Their Majesties Province of the Massachusetts-Bay. Held at Boston the 8th of June, 1692, 1 page folio, folded in half, mounted on silk and bound in levant morocco, by the Club Bindery [Boston], 1692, 4to. (37) Quaritch, £9

[Early and interesting Thanksgiving-Day Proclamation. "It having pleased Almighty God, in his rich mercy to preserve the Persons of Their Majesties, and to continue peace within Their Three Kingdoms: As also to grant a safe arrival to his Excellency our Gouvernor and the Reverend Mr. Increase Mather, who have industriously endeavoured the Service of this People and have brought over with them a Settlement of Government, . . . It having likewise pleased God to vouchsafe a great measure of Health, and comfortable hopes of an Harvest, . . . it is ordered that Thursday the Fourteenth Day of July next be held as a Day of solemn Thanksgiving unto God," etc.Catalogue.]

5399 Budd (Thomas). Good Order Established in Pennsylvania and New Jersey, in America. Being a true account of the Country, with its Produce and Commodities there made... Likewise, several other things needful to be understood by those that are or do intend to be concerned in planting in the said Countries, uncut copy, but two leaves (A 2 and 3) in facsimile, title mended, crushed levant morocco, t. e. g., by F. Bedford [Philadelphia, William Bradford], Printed in the year 1685, 4to. (41) Quaritch, £125

[This volume has the distinction of being the first book printed in America by William Bradford. The evidence as to this is set forth in an extended note in Mr. Hildeburn's "Issues of the Press in Pennsylvania," where this book is given the second place. In calling it the "first book," we must except, of course, the little Almanack of 1685, which was printed by Bradford earlier in the same year. Budd himself had settled in Burlington, N. J., in 1678, and owned 5,000 acres of land, which cost him 100. His book is not a religious treatise, as are so many books of the period, but it is a good account of the country and its resources, written with a view of inducing settlers to make their homes in the country. At the end is the translation of "The Dying Words of Ockanichon," who died in Burlington; also an account of a Conference with the Indians at Burlington and other places.-Catalogue.]

5400 Bullock (William). Virginia Impartially examined, and left to publick view, to be considered by all Judicious and honest men, crushed levant morocco, with doublure of citron levant, gilt edges, by F. Bedford, John Hammond, 1649, 4to. (42) Quaritch, £27 5401 Burk (John). The History of Virginia, from its First Settlement to the Present Day, vol. i.-iii., Petersburg, Virginia, printed for the Author by Dickson and Pescud, 1804-1805The History of Virginia, commenced by John Burk and continued by Skelton Jones and Louis Hue Girardin, vol. iv., Petersburg, Virginia, printed by M. W. Dunnavant for the Proprietors, 1816, together 4 vol., morocco, t. e. g., vol. i.-iii. uncut, vol. iv. (said never to have been issued uncut) stilted to size, 1804-1816, 8vo. (43) Maggs, £10 15s.

[The fourth volume is the rarest, a large portion of the edition having been destroyed by fire. This copy contained the original engraved portrait of Captain John Smith, from the map in his "History of Virginia," London, 1627; also an original water-colour portrait of L. H. Girardin, who assisted in the completion of the work. A written account of the circumstances leading to the duel in which Burk lost his life was also inserted.--Catalogue.] 5402 Burrough (Edward). A Declaration of the Sad and Great Persecution and Martyrdom of the People of God, called Quakers, in New England for the worshipping of God, . . title in red and black, good copy in olive morocco, t. e. g., by Rivière, Robert Wilson [1660], 4to. (44) Stevens, £10 [Contained the first printed account of the persecution and martyrdom of Mary Dyer, with a copy of a letter sent by her to the rulers of Boston, after she had received sentence of death; also a relation of the persecution of Williamson Robinson and Marmaduke Stevenson, with the manner of their execution at Boston.-Catalogue.]

5403 Byfield (Nathaniel). An Account of the late Revolution in New England. Together with the Declaration of the Gentlemen, Merchants and Inhabitants of Boston and the

Country Adjacent, April 18th, 1589, uncut copy, calf, t.e.g., by F. Bedford, Ric. Chiswell, 1689, 4to. (46)

Quaritch, £9 10S. 5404 Calef (Robert). More Wonders of the Invisible World, or the Wonders of the Invisible World Display'd in Five Parts. To which is added a postscript relating to a book entitled The Life of Sir William Phips, with the leaf of Errata (inlaid), morocco super extra, g. e., by Rivière, Nath. Hillar, etc., 1700, 4to. (47) Quaritch, £29

["This contains the only copy of the 'Errata' that has ever come under my observation-from collations given, it was not in Brinley, Ives or Menzies copies."-Note by Mr. Lefferts. This book was written in reply to Cotton Mather's "Wonders of the Invisible World, being an Account of the Tryals of Several Witches, Lately Executed in New England." Calef was a merchant in Salem, and opposed Mather's views in regard to witches. His book was burned at Harvard College by order of President Increase Mather.-Catalogue.]

5405 Calef (Robert). More Wonders of the Invisible World, another copy, but without the leaf of Errata, top margin of title cut off above the rule, two leaves very slightly shaved in the headline, morocco extra, by the Club Bindery, Nath. Hillar, etc., 1700, 4to. (48) Quaritch, £17 5406 Carolina. A Brief Description of the Province of Carolina on the Coast of Floreda, and more particularly of a New Plantation begun by the English at Cape-Feare on that River now by them called Charles River, the 29th of May, 1664, uncut copy, with the folding map in perfect condition, levant morocco extra, t. e. g., by F. Bedford, in a morocco slip case, Robert Horne, 1666, 4to. (53) Stevens, £42

The earliest printed tract relating to Carolina.--Catalogue.] 5407 Carolina. The Two Charters Granted by King Charles II. to the Proprietors of Carolina. With the First and Last Fundamental Constitutions of that Colony, uncut copy, morocco super extra, t. e. g., by Pratt, Printed and are to be sold by Richard Parker, 1704, 4to. (54) H. Stevens, £26 [Excessively rare in this state. At the end is bound (also uncut) a rare piece of 8pp., “An act lately passed in Carolina," with "Queries upon the foregoing act." This, as Mr. Lefferts points out in a pencil note, is rarely found with the book-Catalogue.]

5408 Casas (Bartholomew de Las). The Spanish Colonie, or Briefe Chronicle of the Acts and gestes of the Spaniardes in the West Indies, called the Newe World, for the space of xl. yeeres, written in the Castilian tongue, and nowe first translated into English by M. M. S., black letter, border round title, crushed levant morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, the two last leaves in facsimile, Imprinted at London for William Brome, 1583, 4to. (59) Quaritch, £30 [This copy formerly belonged to S. L. M. Barlow and

Brayton Ives, and passed through their respective sales, but without any mention of the facsimile leaves being made in the catalogues.-Catalogue.]

5409 Casas (Bartholome de Las). The Tears of the Indians, being an Historical and true Account of the Cruel Massacres and Slaughters of above Twenty Millions of Innocent People, Committed by the Spaniards in the Islands of Hispaniola, Cuba, Jamaica, etc. As also, in the Continent of Mexico, Peru, & other Places of the West-Indies, few leaves stained and a few wormed in bottom margin, name on title, otherwise good copy in the original sheepskin binding, frontispiece, J. C. for Nath. Brook, 1656, small 8vo. (60)

Quaritch, £8 [The folding frontispiece is in four compartments, depicting the various tortures applied to the Indians. This copy had the rare end leaf containing the half title in two lines printed up the centre of the page.—Catalogue.]

5410 Castaneda (Hernan Lopez de). The First Booke of the Historie of the Discouerie and Conquest of the East Indias enterprised by the Portingales in their dangerous navigations in the time of King Don John, the Second of that name, which Historie conteineth much varietie of matter, very profitable for all Navigators and not unpleasant to the readers. Translated into English by N. L. (¿.e., Nicholas Lichefield), black letter, russia, g. e., Thomas East, 1582, 4to. (62) Quaritch, £7 5411 Castell (William). A petition of W. C. exhibited to the High Court of Parliament now assembled, for the propagating of the Gospel in America, and the West Indies; and for the setling of our plantations there; which Petition is approved by 70 able English Divines. Also by Master Alexander Henderson and some other worthy Ministers of Scotland, fine copy, crushed levant morocco extra, gilt edges, by F. Bedford [London], printed in the year 1641, 4to. (63) Quaritch, £23 5412 Connecticut. "Saybrook Confession and Platform." A Confession of faith owned and consented to by the Elders and Messengers of the Churches in the Colony of Connecticut in New England, assembled by Delegation at Say-Brook, September 9th, 1708, the text in original state, few leaves slightly frayed in the headline, re-sewn into the original wooden boards covered with sheepskin, back mended, preserved in morocco slip case, New London in N.E., Thomas Short, 1710, small 8vo. (69) Quaritch, £36

[The first edition of the Saybrook Platform, and the first book printed in Connecticut.-Catalogue.]

5413 Copland (Patrick). Virginia's God be thanked, or a sermon of Thanksgiving for the Happie Successe of the affayres in Virginia this last yeare, preached before the Honorable Virginia Company, Thursday, 18 of April, 1622, calf, g.e., I. D. for William Sheffard, etc., 1622, 4to. (71)

Quaritch, £22

5414 Cotton (John). An Abstract of the Laws of New England as they are now Established, morocco, g. e., by F. Bedford, F. Coules, 1641, 4to. (75) Quaritch, £17 10S. [Notwithstanding the title-page states that these laws "are now established," such was not the case. They were "presented to the General Court," but were not adopted. Some leaves in this copy are uncut.--Catalogue.] 5415 Cotton (John). The Bloudy Tenent, washed and made white in the bloud of the Lamb, being discussed and discharged of bloud-guiltinesse by just Defence . . . whereunto is added a Reply to Mr. Williams's Answer to Mr. Cotton's Letter, levant morocco, dull gold edges, by the Club Bindery, Matthew Symmons for Hannah Allen, 1647, 4to. (76) Quaritch, £13

[A large, fine and sound copy of this scarce book. Roger Williams replied to it in his "Bloody Tenent Yet More Bloody."--Catalogue.] 5416 Cresap (Captain Michael). A Biographical Sketch of the Life of Captain Michael Cresap, calf extra, g. e., by F. Bedford, Cumberland (Md.), printed for the Author by J. M. Buchanan, 1826, 12mo. (79) H. Stevens, £9 9s. 5417 Drake (Sir Francis). Sir Francis Drake Revived. Who is or may be a Pattern to stirre up all Heroicke and active Spirits of these Times, to benefit their Country and eternize their names by like Noble attempts, the four parts complete, portrait mounted and defective, one or two leaves cut into in catchwords, small hole in page 43 second part, morocco, dull g. e., by the Club Bindery, Nicholas Bourne, 1653, 4to. (89) Essex, £8 5s.

[The first collected edition of Drake's Voyages. The second, third and fourth parts have each separate title-pages dated 1652.-Catalogue.]

5418 Drake (Samuel A.) Historic Fields and Mansions of Middlesex [Mass.], illustrated, half levant morocco, g. t., uncut, Boston, 1874, 8vo. (91) Maggs, £3 19s.

[A choice copy. Extra-illustrated and extended to 2 volumes by the insertion of 142 engravings, etchings, photogravures, etc.; portraits and views of scenery and historic buildings, etc.; with special title-pages.--Catalogue.] 5419 Exquemeling (J.) Bucaniers of America, or a True Account of the most remarkable Assaults committed of late years upon the Coasts of the West Indies by the Bucaniers of Jamaica and Tortuga, both English and French, the 4 parts in 2 vol., first edition of both volumes, LARGE COPY, portraits, maps and plates, crushed levant morocco, g. e., by Stikeman, in pocket cases, William Crooke, 1684-85, 4to. (97)


Quaritch, £55

[The first three parts were written in Dutch by the Buccaneer, Exquemeling. The translator's name is not known. The fourth part was written by the English Buccaneer, Basil Ringrose. A complete copy of the first edition is not often seen. What usually occurs is vol. i. of the first edition


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