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page, 2 half-page outline woodcuts and printer's mark at end, morocco extra, g. e., by Capé, a small hole on first leaf repaired and slightly touching the text, Paris, A. Verard, s. d. (circa 1495), small folio (495) Leighton, £10 4713 Terry (E.) A Voyage to East India, wherein some things are taken notice of in our passage thither, portrait, map and plates, morocco extra, g.e., by Mackenzie, London, 1655, 8vo. (499) Young, £6 55. 4714 Thackeray (W. M.) The History of Henry Esmond, Esq., a Colonel in the Service of Her Majesty Q. Anne, written by himself, 3 vol., first edition, original cloth, uncut, Smith, Elder, 1852, 8vo. (501) Denham, £6 155. 4715 Topsel (E.) History of Four-footed Beasts and Serpents, corrected and inlarged by T. R., woodcut illustrations, original calf, re-backed, 1658, folio (507) Tregaskis, £7 4716 Tracts on Witchcraft. Roberts (A.) A Treatise of Witchcraft wherein sundry Propositions are laid downe, plainely discouvering the Wickednesse of that damnable Art, 1616 -A true and exact Relation of the severall Informations, Examinations and Confessions of the late Witches, arraigned and executed in the County of Essex, 1645-Stearne (J.) A Confirmation and Discovery of Witchcraft, 1648-Magomastix (H.) The Strange Witch at Greenwich, 1650— The Devil of Deptford, being a true Relation of the strange Disturbances, etc. of an Evil Spirit in the House of Mr. G., living in Back Lane at Deptford, single sheet, 1693-Tryal of Witches at the Assizes held at Bury St. Edmunds on the tenth day of March, 1664-Relation of the Informations against three Witches, Temperance Lloyd, Mary Trembles and Susanna Edwards, who were convicted at the Assizes holden at the Castle of Exon, August 14, 1682, with their several Confessions, 1682, all inlaid to quarto size and bound in I vol., calf, 4to. (532) Quaritch, £20 5s. 4717 Vecellio (C.) Degli Habiti Antichi et Moderni di diverse Parti del Mondo, libri due, upwards of 400 woodcut illustrations of costumes within borders, by Titian, genuine first edition, old morocco gilt, g.e., Venet., presso Damian Zenaro, 1590 (537) Ellis, £5 5s. 4718 Visitation of Lancashire. The Arms and Pedigrees of the Gentry of Lancashire coppied from another Antient Manuscript for Thomas Penson, Arms Painter, a True Copy of Charles Wiseman's Booke of Lancashire, coats-of-arms in trick, half bound, 1696, folio (543) Harding, £4 8s.

4719 Walton (Izaak). Lives of Dr. John Donne, Sir H. Wotton, Mr. Richard Hooker, Mr. George Herbert, first edition, 4 portraits, original calf, T. Newcomb for R. Marriott, 1670, 8vo. (565) Edwards, £6 15s. 4720 Webster (J.) Works, now first collected, with Notes by the Rev. Alexander Dyce, 4 vol., morocco, g. on r. e., by F. Bedford, one of 12 copies on thick paper, Pickering, 1830, 8vo. (570) Sotheran, £6 4721 Whitaker (T. D.) History and Antiquities of the Deanery of

Craven, in the County of York, second edition, portrait, map and plates of views, LARGE PAPER, with the aquatint plates worked in colours, old morocco extra, g. e., the Towneley copy, 1812, imperial 4to. (574) Maggs, £7 4722 White (G.) The Natural History and Antiquities of Selborne, in the County of Southampton, first edition, plates, old marbled calf, full gilt back, y. e., 1789, 4to. (576)

4723 Wigstead (H.)

Pickering, £9 15s. Remarks on a Tour to North and South Wales in the Year 1797, 21 coloured plates by L. Hill, after Rowlandson, etc., morocco extra, g. e., by Rivière, W. Wigstead, 1800, 8vo. (581) Sabin, £13 15s. 4724 Wilton Garden. Le Jardin de Vuilton, construit par Phillippe Comte de Pembrooke et Montgomeri, etc., Isaac de Caus invenit, engraved title, leaf of text and 22 plates, with an additional one inserted, vellum, title and a plate inlaid; as most copies known are imperfect, this was sold not subject to return, vellum, s. d. (about 1640), oblong 8vo. (583)

Quaritch, £6 5s. 4725 Wood (W.) The Bowman's Glory, or Archery Revived, giving an account of the many signal favours vouchsafed to Archers and Archery by those renowned monarchs King Henry VIII., James and Charles I., black letter, 1682— M. (W.) A Remembrance of the Worthy Show and Shooting by the Duke of Shoreditch and his associates, the Worshipful Citizens of London, upon Tuesday the 17th of September, 1583, Printed in the year 1682, in 1 vol., old English morocco, gilt panelled sides, g. e., small 4to. (590) Cottrell, £5 5s.

4726 Wordsworth (W.) The Waggoner, a Poem, to which are added Sonnets, first edition, morocco, gilt panelled sides, full gi back, g.e., by Cobden-Sanderson, the Doves' Bindery, 1900, the original label, back cover and sheet of advertisement preserved, 1819, 8vo. (591) Tregaskis, £21 10s. 4727 Wren (Stephen). Parentalia, or Memoirs of the Family of the Wrens, viz., Mathew Bishop of Ely, Christopher Dean of Windsor, etc., but chiefly of Sir Christopher Wren, mezzotint portrait of the compiler by Faber, other portraits and plates, old marbled calf gilt, r. e., the Stourhead copy, 1750, folio (592) Leighton, £6 4728 Wycherley (W.) Miscellany Poems, as Satyrs, Epistles, Love-Verses, Songs, Sonnets, etc., mezzotint portrait by I. Smith after Sir P. Lely, first edition, original panelled calf, 1704, folio (593) Sabin, £20 10S. 4729 Year Book. Anno regni Regis Edwardi tertii Post Conquestum quadragesimo octavo, black letter, long lines, morocco extra, by F. Bedford, R. Pynson, 1518, small folio (595) Crowder, £14

4730 Young (A.) Travels during the years 1787-'89, undertaken more particularly with a view of ascertaining the Cultivation, Wealth, Resources and National Prosperity of the

Kingdom of France, maps, 2 vol., old English morocco,
g.e., 1794, 4to. (596)
Maggs, £4 19s.
[On the fly-leaf of vol. i. is a poem of twenty lines, in
manuscript, signed by the author.-Catalogue.]

On May 3rd, 1902, Messrs. Sotheby sold a collection of books from various sources, which included inter alia the following :4731 Burns (Robert). Poems, chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, second edition, portrait by Beugo, a few leaves soiled, but an uncut copy, in boards, Edinburgh, printed for the author, 1787, 8vo. (406) £22 55.

[Copies in boards are very scarce, nearly all those met with having been issued in calf.-ED.]

4732 Lilford (Lord). Coloured Figures of the Birds of the British Islands, uncut, 1885-97, 8vo. (201) £64

[In the 36 parts as issued, with all the covers.-ED.] 4733 Meredith (George). Poems, first edition, with the rare Errata slip, original cloth, uncut, as fresh as when issued (1851), 8vo. (234) £32 10s. [A specially attractive copy, as it bore on title-page the inscription, "Tom Taylor, from his ever-loving G. M." It also had several corrections in the author's autograph (one in Greek). Catalogue.]

[MAY 14TH, 1902.]



[The catalogue of this sale comprised but 42 entries, most of which related to manuscripts. The total amount realised was £5,219 Is. 6d.]

4734 Bembo (Card. Pietro). Prose, contemporary Italian calf binding, with scroll inlayings, within outer gilt ornamental borders, g. e., with ex-libris of L. E. Bigot and Gaisford, a fine specimen of binding in good preservation, Fiorenza, L. Torrentino, 1549, small 4to. (2) Sabin, £87 4735 Breviarium ad usum Carthusiensium, cum Calendario, etc., illuminated manuscript on thin white vellum (436 leaves, 9% by 7 inches), gothic letters, in red and black, double columns of 36 lines, every page with a decorative border, the Calendar of scrolls of flowers and fruits, with half-length human figures, and small miniatures of the Occupations of the Months in the outside borders, the chief colours being blue, green, scarlet, pink and slate, with rich and brilliant gold heightenings, 93 remarkable miniatures in the text, the width of the column, but varying in height from 2 to 5

inches, representing the usual subjects connected with the Life of Christ and the Virgin, Figures, Martyrdoms and Emblems of Saints, etc., and there are numerous large historiated and many hundred small illuminated ornamental initials, bound in oaken boards, red velvet, with silver gilt perforated clasps, in half morocco slip case, Sæc. xv., 4to. (6) Quaritch, £1,810

[A fine manuscript, by a first-rate Flemish scribe and illuminator with Italian influence. It appeared to have been executed for the family of Van Egmont and Werdenberg. Before the text was a leaf with the emblazoned arms of George, third son of John Van Egmont and Magdalene Van Werdenberg, Abbot of Saint Amand in 1525 and Bishop of Utrecht in 1531, died 26th September, 1559. This coat was surrounded by 16 escutcheons charged with the arms of his ancestors, a scroll bearing his motto, "Pietatem exerce," in top margin. It was afterwards in the possession of James West, whose library was sold by Paterson in April, 1773; then in the Rev. T. D. Powell's collection, sold by auction in 1848, and purchased by the late Earl of Ashburnham for £141 15s. Catalogue.] 4736 Cervantes (M. de). The History of Don Quichote, translated into English by Thomas Skelton, first edition of both parts together, frontispiece to each part, and printed title to part ii. only, no printed title having been issued to vol. i. in this 1620 edition, 2 vol., Spanish morocco gilt, g. e., by Rivière, Printed for E. Blount, 1620, small 4to. (9) Pickering, £49 4737 Cicero. Tusculanarum Quæstionum lib. v., printed in roman letter, long lines, 33 to a full page, without marks, with 5 painted and illuminated scroll initials in red, blue, white, green and gold, morocco extra, inside dentelles, with Baron de Seillière's arms on sides, in boarded cloth case, Venet., per Nicolaum Jenson Gallicum, 1472, small folio (11)

Pickering, £17 4738 Coryat (Thomas). Coryat's Crudities, newly digested in the hungry aire of Odcombe in the County of Somerset, etc., first edition, engraved and printed title, margins of title mounted and leaves of table mended, plates mounted, but the text large and in good condition, morocco gilt, g. e., by Staggemeir, with ticket, Printed by W. S., 1611, small 4to. (12) Robson, £18 IOS. 4739 Cowley (Abraham). Works, now published out of the Author's Original Copies, portrait by Faithorne, old English morocco, g.e., calligraphic inscription on fly-leaf, "Susanna Turner her Book, Febr. 14th, 1701/2," H. Herringman and J. Tonson, 1700, fólio (13) Thomas, £7 1OS. 4740 Gerard (John). The Herball, or Generall History of Plantes, first edition, engraved title and woodcuts (inner margins of title and last leaf mended), calf, William Morris's copy (13), with his printed label," From the library of William Morris, Kelmscott House, Hammersmith," John Norton, 1597, folio (15) Edwards, £16

4741 Hieronymus (S.) Epistolæ, lit. goth., 408 leaves, double columns of 56 lines, without marks, headings of chapters in red, large miniature initial of S. Jerome on first page of text, and 14 painted and illuminated ornamental initials in the text, besides a large number of painted capitals in blue and red, 2 vol. in 1, original binding in oaken boards, pigskin, with blind stamped ornaments, metal bosses and corners and leather and metal clasps, remarkably well preserved, with the large woodcut ex-libris of Christophorus, Baro a Wolckhenstein and Rodnegg, etc., dated 1595, Impressum Moguntina per Petrum Schoeffer de Gernsheim, 1470 (colophon and shields in red), large thick folio (17) Quaritch, £202

[Printed upon vellum, of which sort not a dozen perfect copies are known. The volume altogether is in the finest possible condition, exhibiting a very interesting combination of Fifteenth Century printing, decoration and binding.Catalogue.]

4742 Horæ. Heures de Nostre Dame a l'usage de Rome, roman letter, red and black, ruled in red, engraved title, 12 fullpage engravings in the Calendar of the Occupations of the Months, with the Zodiac sign above (that for July printed upside down), and 19 full-page engravings in the text, by Thomas de Leu, old French morocco, back and sides covered in oval laurel wreaths enclosing a monogram of M and Y, the devices of Marie de Medicis (?), Queen of Henri IV., in new lined cloth case, apparently printed on thick paper, Paris, A. L'Angelier, 1584, 8vo. (23) Everett, £52

[At the end of the volume were bound up some printed religious Poems: "Paraphrase sur le Libera me Domine, par Mr. Desportes" "Prieres et Sainctes Doleances de Job, par R. Beleau"; "Hymnes Chrestiens de Joachim Du Bellay," etc., consisting of 20 numbered leaves without title or imprint. Catalogue.]

4743 Northumberland (Robert Dudley, Duke of).

Arcano del

Mare di D. Ruberto Dudleo, Duca di Northumbria e Conte di Warvich, diviso in libri sei, impressione seconda, maps (including some of America), spheres, etc. connected with the author's plans for improving navigation and extending commerce, 2 vol. (some plain margins water-stained), vellum gilt, with arms and name Dom. Martius. Pacecco. Carrea. Dux. M. on sides, Fiorenza, G. Cocchini, 1661, atlas folio (26) Wesley, £7 4744 Officium Beatæ Mariæ Virginis (cum Calendario), roman letter, red and black, within ornamental woodcut borders, engraved title and full-page engravings, some margins damaged by damp, morocco, inlaid in yellow and red in interlaced scrolls, with gilt floreate ornaments, gilt and gauffred edges, a very singular piece of Italian or French binding, Venet., ap. Juntas, 1691, 8vo. (27) Everett, £21 4745 Saxton (Chr.) Maps of England and Wales, plate of Queen Elizabeth enthroned, leaf commencing "Indicem huic opera

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