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asservati, tempore Regis Johannis, acc. T. D. asservatis, Hen. III. rege, 1216-1272, cura C. Hardy (pub. at 188)
1835 Roberts, 2 vols. (pub. at £1. 128 ) 1835-6 These are oblations or fines paid to the King These are selections from the Fine Rolls for for the enjoyment of honours, offices, lapds, li. the purposes of Genealogy. The Fine Rolls conberties, and privileges.
tain a great variety of matter relating to deaths ; Rotuli Normanniae in Turri Londinensi asser succession of heirs; descent, division, and alien
vati, A.D. 1200-1205, also 1417-18, acc. T. ation of property ; custody of lands, and of D. Hardy, Vol. I, all published, (pub. at heirs; liveries ; marriages of heiresses and wi128 6d)
1835 dows ; assignments of dower ; forfeitures and These Norman Rolls contain such letters pardons; aids and tallages ; affairs of the Jews; and grants of the Kings of England as almost etc. exclusively relate to the provinces over which, ANCIENT KALENDARS (The) and Inventories whilst annexed to the English Crown, our mo of the Treasury of his Majesty's Exchequer, narchs exercised the same authority as in this together with other documents, illustrating kingdom.
the History of that Repository, edited by Sir Patent Rolls : Hardy (T. D.) Description of the F. Palgrave, 3 vols. (pub. at £2. 28) 1836
Patent Rolls in the Tower of London ; to SCOTLAND.-Documents and Records, illustratwhich is added an Itinerary of King Jolin ing the History of Scotland, and the Transac(pub. at 98)
1835 tions between the Crowns of Scotland and Papers relative to the Project of building a Ge. England, preserved in the Treasury of her neral Record Office, 8vo. 3 plans 1835 Majesty's Exchequer, edited by Sir F. Pal.
grave, Vol. 1, all published (pub. at 188) 1837 167 SADLER'S State Papers and Letters, edited by A. Clifford ; with Life and His
torical Notes, by Sir Walter Scott, 2 vols. 4to. (pub. at £5, 5s in bds.) portraits and facsimiles, hf. russia, £2. 2s
Edinburgh, 1809 Priced calf gilt, 1840, Jas. Bohn, £3. “This Collection consists of four separate sets of Letters, relating almost entirely to the affairs of Scotland : the first, on the negociation for disuniting that kingdom from France, and for the family Alliance against England; the second, on the Scottish Reformation ; the third, on the Rebellion in the North of England, in 1569 ; and the last, on the subject of Queen Mary. In these transactions, Sir Ralph Sadler, as Ambassador from England, bore an important part, and displayed great abilities as a statesman. His Letters, illustrated by the Memoir, and the historical Notes from the distinguished pen of Sir Walter Scott, throw a strong light on one of the most interesting periods of British History.”—Edinburgh Review. 168 SHENSTONE's Works, verse and prose, 2 vols. 12mo. frontispieces and vignettes, old calf gilt, 7s 6d
Dodsley, 1765 168*SMITH'S” (Sydney) Works, 3 vols. 8vo. calf gilt, 27s
1839 169 Songs. CalLIOPE, or the Musical Miscellany; a select collection of the most
approved English, Scots, and Irish Songs, set to Music, 8vo. calf, 158 1788 170 CHARMER (The), a Choice Collection of Songs, Scots and English, 12mo. third edition, bds. 3s 6d
Edinburgh, 1765 171 SOUTHEY’S (R.) Expedition of Orsua and the Crimes of Aguirre, 12mo. half calf, 3s 60
Common Place Book, comprising his readings and collections in History, Biography, Manners and Literature, Voyages and Travels, &c. edited by J. W. Warter, 4 vols. royal 8vo. cloth, 358
1849-51 173 SPECTATOR (the), with Preface and Notes, 8 vols. 12mo. half calf, a pretty set, 158
1823 174 SPENSER, the Fairy Queen, with GLOSSARY, remarks and Life of Spenser, 2 vols. 8vo. plates, old calf, 7s 6d
1758 175 STATE PAPERS (Miscellaneous) from 1501 to 1726, 2 vols. 4to. hf. bd. russia, neat, 32s
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demeanors, from the reign of Richard II. to the Reign of George II. edited by Emlyn, 6 vols.-Supplement, or State Trials from the reign of Edward VI. to the present time, 1735, 2 vols.- Proceedings for High Treason, 1746, 1 vol. ; together 9 vols. folio, calf, £3. 10s
1735-46 Priced, 1844, F. Macpherson, £4. 48 ; fetched, 1854, russia, Sir S. Graham's copy, £5. 108. 177 SURTEES' (Rob.) History of Durham, Vol. 4, folio (including the additional sheets), with Memoir of the Author by G. Taylor, uncut, 30s
1840 This volume is often wanting.
178 SURTEES' Society, vol. 34: The Acts of the High Commission Court within the Diocese of Durham, 8vo. cloth, 10s
1858 179 Tasso's Jerusalem Delivered, or Godfrey of Bulloign, done into English in the
reign of Elizabeth by Fairfax, fourth edit. with Glossary, stout 8vo. cf. 4s 1749 180 Tour through the whole Island of Great Britain, giving a particular and entertaining account of whatever is curious, 4 vols. 12mo. olă calf, 6s
1753 181 UNIVERSAL HISTORY (Ancient and Modern) from the earliest account of time, with Chronological Tables, 65 vols. 8vo. maps and plates, old calf, £7. 1747-69
This set is marked as having cost £16. 168. 182 VIRGIL.—The thirteen Bukes of Eneados of the famose Poete Virgill, translated
out of Latyne Verses into Scottish Metir, bi the Reverend Father in God, Mayster Gawin Douglas, Bishop of Dunkel and Unkil to the Erle of Angus, every Buke having hys perticular Prologe, black letter, 4to.
Imprinted by Willyam Copland, 1553 Priced, 1829, Thorpe, russia, £10. 108 ; 1836, Thorpe, mor. £10. 108. 183 VIRGIL'S ÆNEIS translated into SCOTTISH Verse by the famous Gawin
Douglass, Bishop of Dunkeld, with a large Glossary and Account of the Au
thor's Life and Writings, folio, good sound copy in calf, 32s Edinb. 1710
“ This translation, which includes the XIII. book by Maph. Vegius, was begun in January, 1512, and finished in July, 1513, at the request of Henry, Earl of Saintclair. The completion of such a poem in eighteen months, at a time when no metrical version of a classic (excepting Boethins) had yet appeared in English, is really astonishing; for the work is executed with equal fidelity and spirit, and is further recommended by many beautiful specimens of original poetry, which, under the name of Prologues, are prefixed to each of the XIII. books."- Ellis. 184. WEBER'S Illustrations of Northern Antiquities, with Additions by Jamieson
and Sir Walter Scott, impl. 4to. (pub. at £3. 38) bds. 258 Edinburgh, 1814
A valuable work, comprising translations from the earlier Teutonic and Scandinavian Romances, being an abstract of the Book of Heroes, and Nibelungen Lay, with translations of Metrical Tales from the Old German, Danish, Swedish and Icelandic Languages. 185 WILSON (Dan.) the Archaeology and pre-historic Annals of Scotland, impl. 8vo. many woodcuts, cloth, 28s
Edinburgh, 1851 With the Author's autograph. This valuable work is out of print.
IRELAND, 186 BETHAM'S (Sir W.) Irish Antiquarian Researches, with the appendix, 2 vols. in 1, 8vo. plates of facsimiles of Irish MSS. calf gilt, 20s
Dublin, 1826-7 187 CARVE'S ITINERARY: Itinerarium Thomæ Carve, Tipperariensis Sacellani Ma
joris Anglorum, Scotorum et Hybernorum sub exercitu Cæsareæ Majestatis militantium, cum historia facti Butleri, Gordon, Lesly et aliorum ; nova editio, tres partes in uno volumine complectens, ad fidem optimorum exemplarium accurata, imagineque auctoris adornata ; cui accedunt paucula quædam de vita Itinerantis, necnon Index generalis, 3 vols. in 1, small 4to. xxiv. and 432 pp. portrait, half morocco, uncut, 30s
Quaritch, 1859 188
the same, PRINTED UPON VELLUM, 4to. hf. morocco, uncut, £7.
Only Two COPIES were printed upon vellum. Only 100 copies are printed, and more than half of them are dispersed. This is a reprint of an excessively rare and curious book, whose intrinsic and historical value has not been sufficiently appreciated. It narrates the author's wanderings through Europe, and his marches in company with an Irish regiment in the Imperial service; and contains a contemporary and curious record of the troubles of that momentous epoch, when the Thirty YEARS' War was desolating Germany, and crowning with glory the brilliant achievements of Gustavus Adolphus, Wallenstein, Bernard of Weimar, Banner, Torstensohn, Piccolomini, Königsmark, John of Werth, and other great leaders on both sides of the struggle; when Richelieu and his successor Mazarine were at the head of government in France, and the great Condé was already advanced on his splendid career; and when those civil troubles that ended in the death of Charles I. were convulsing the British isles. At page 16, there is an interesting description of London and its sights : The Tower, Westminster, Whitehall
, the Exchange, London Bridge, Old St. Paul's, etc. all of which Carve visited, and here records his admiring impressions of.
The work has seldom been met with, complete, even by the most laborious collector of rarities ; so that this reprint, with the addition of a GENERAL Index and a short Account OF THE AUTHOR, will, it is hoped, be found a valuable accession to a library, whether it be considered as a curious book or one valuable to the historical student.
From this author the historian Harte has taken his principal material for detail of the pomp
and power of Wallenstein; and Coxe, in the History of the House of Austria, acknowledges his obligations to Carve, whose work he styles equally scarce and curious. Indeed the powerful enmity which Carve provoked by his writings caused their destruction and suppression (in the Itinerarium, particularly of the last part); and this circumstance gave to them that character of excessive rarity which they have retained for more than a century and a half.
The following is Carve's own account of the circumstances under which the Itinerary was written : “ Not in the quiet chamber of study has it been composed, but beneath the tents of war, where my busy pen found no peace from the ominous clangour of the hoarse trumpet and the loud roll of the battle-drum; where my ear was stunned by the dreadful thunder of the cannon, and the fatal leaden hail hissed around the paper on which I was writing.”
" Mr. Kerney has made an excellent use of the very limited materials which exist for his biographical preface. The work is brought out in a most creditable manner."-J. R. JOLY, DUBLIN.
"In the formation of a British historical library no department can with more difficulty, or at greater expense, be supplied than that which relates to Ireland, whether the biography of her natives, or the ecclesiastical and general annals of their country are concerned. This arises from the excessive rarity of the volumes that treat of such subjects ; these having mostly been printed abroad in a dead language, owing to political circumstances at home, and been destroyed in the tumults and revolutions that have during the last three centuries swept the surface of the continent of Europe ; while of the few that have escaped perdition, copies are solely to be found, for the most part, on the shelves of the British Museum, the Grenville collection (richest of all), the library of Bodley or Trinity College. Among books of this class of high scarcity, the Itinerary of Thomas Carve, or Carew, holds a foremost place, its value consisting not so much in the fact of its seldom occurrence, as in the matter of its text. Hence it is that the present handsome reprint-limited as the impression is to one hundred copies, and two upon vellum only—is peculiarly acceptable. Commenced about sixteen years ago by worthy Mr. Pickering, to whose taste and judgment English Literature is so largely indebted, the sheets, by untoward events, lay neglected in a warehouse until they fortunately became the property of one fully qualified to appreciate their value, by whose care and enterprise the book is now perfected. Mr. Quaritch therefore, has rendered good service to the learned world. In his selection of an editor Mr. Quaritch has been singularly fortunate. The attention bestowed by Mr. Michael Kerney over the re-impression of the last twelve sheets, the completeness of his index, and his concise yet adequately comprehensive prefatory observations, entitle him to much commendation.”—Tablet, May 28, 1859. 189 CARVE (Tho. Tipperariensis) LYRA sive Anacephalæosis Hibernica, in qua de
Exordio, seu origine, Nomine, Moribus, ritibusque Gentis Hibernicæ succincte tractatur ; cui quoque accesserunt Annales Hiberniæ, ab anno 1148, usque ad annum 1650, sm. 4to. portrait, map and plates, very fine copy, morocco elegant, gilt leaves, by C. Smith, rare, £4.
Sulzbaci, 1666 At page 443 is a brilliant impression of the portrait of the author.
Priced, 1829 and 1836, Thorpe, £7.78 ; 1829, J. Bohn, £9.98 ; 1832, Payne and Foss, £7.78; 1842, Thorpe, £9. 9s ; 1847, Thorpe, £ 6. 68. Copies have been sold by auction as follows: Roxburgh's, £4.6s; Bindley's, £12. 128 ; Hibbert's, £6. 10s. 190 LODGE'S Peerage of Ireland, revised, etc. by Mervyn Archdall, 7 vols. 8vo. plates, 368
Dub. 1789 191 MACCURTIN (H.) Discourse in Vindication of the Antiquity of Ireland, containing
an account of the Gadelians from the earliest period to 1171, 2 vols. in 1, sm. 4to. 6s 60
Dublin, 1717 192 MAGEOGHEGHAN, Histoire de l'Irlande, ancienne et moderne, 3 vols. 4to. 6 maps, fine copy, old french calf gilt, with the book-plate of Jean De Bry,
Paris, 1758-63 193 MACMAHON (Hugonis, Armacani totius Hiberniæ Primatis) Jus Primatiale
Armacanum, in omnes Archiepiscopos, Episcopos, et Universum clerum totius Regni Hiberniæ, etiam Prosecutio ejusdem Argumenti pro Primatu Armacano contra Anonymum, 4to. very fine and perfect copy, with both the leaves of errata, original calf neat, EXTREMELY RARE, £3.
Anno Dom. 1728 Few copies possess the second errata ; Thorpe says he never saw another but the one he had, 1842, priced £5. 58.
See Carte's Ormond, vol. II. p. 27. 194 MASON (W. Monck) The History and Antiquities of the Collegiate and Cathe,
dral Church of St. Patrick, Dublin, from its foundation, 1190 to 1819; comprising a topographical account of the Lands and Parishes appropriated to the community of the Cathedral, and Biographical Memoirs of its Deans; collected chiefly from sources of original record, 4to. viii, 478 and 98 pp. ; with 7 beautiful copper engravings ; viz., a full View of the Cathedral; View of the Choir ;
a Ground Plan of the Cathedral and Liberties; the Monuments of Deans Sutton and Fyche ; full-length portrait of DEAN SWIFT, and the Monument of Richard,
first Earl of Cork (pub. at £3. 3s) bds. 98 Dublin, printed for the Author, 1820 195 MASON (W. Monck) the same, LARGE PAPER, impl. 4to. Proof Impressions of the plates, (pub. at £4. 14s 6d) bds. 158
the same, LARGE PAPER, 4to. with a double set of the Plates, PROOFS AND INDIA PROOFS, hf. bound green morocco, gilt top, uncut, 32s
1820 very small number of the LARGE PAPER COPIES remain for sale. This book was originally published at the Author's expense and only a few copies were sold shortly after publication. Mr. Monck Mason then went abroad, and the remainder of the edition has been locked up in a warehouse, the book being considered not only very valuable, but also very scarce. Copies have often sold at sales for large sums. At the recent dispersion of the Author's magnificent collection of Irish Literary Curiosities, the advertiser bought the remaining copies, and now offers them at the above extremely low prices; the Large Paper copies he confidently expects to report soon out of print; even of the small paper copies the entire remainder is under 100 copies. The total edition comprised probably 250 copies.
Ho To the Biography of DEAN Swift and Memoir of his literary labours are devoted 220 pages, in which the author traces every source of light and information to investigate the life and illustrate the writings of that extraordinary man. And to the lucid details of the text are superadded in notes a wealth of copious extracts and quotations from every work, as well contemporary as modern, which has assisted to enlighten or to prejudice the public mind upon the real character of Swift.
“ An elaborate work, displaying much antiquarian research. It contains some new and interesting matter relative to the life and writings of Swift.”-Loirndes. 197 O'BRIEN (Henry) on the Round Towers of Ireland, or the Mysteries of Free
Masonry, of Sabaism, and of Budhism unveiled, 8vo. cuts, cloth, 24s 1834
Very rare ; Purton Cooper's copy fetched 288. “In O'Brien's work on the Round Towers of Ireland, may be found much curious matter ; and a good deal of light is thrown on the Horrors of Serpent or Boodhist Worship. It is, however, a wild and irreverent book, and by no means to be recommended to the general reader, independently of the nature of its details.” 198 O'Conor's Chronicles of Eri, being the History of the Gaal Sciot Iber, or the
Irish People, translated from the original in the Phænician Dialect of the Scy. thian Language, 2 vols. royal 8vo. bds. 14s
1822 199 O’CONOR (C.) RERUM HIBERNICABUM SCRIPTORES VETERES, 4 vols. 4to. £20.
Buckinghamiæ, 1814-26 Only 200 copies were privately printed at the expense of the late Duke of Buckingham.
The expenses incurred by the Duke of Buckingham for the researches and for the printing of these four volumes exceeded the sum of £3,000. They contain Latin Translations from the original Iberno-Celtic MSS. in the library formerly at Stowe. The most important and interesting works illustrative of the history and antiquities of Ireland were selected, and these volumes embody no article ever before printed, or, it might be almost added, ever before known to the literary world, excepting perbaps, by name. The original manuscripts are now in the possession of the Earl of Ashburnham, his lordship having purchased the Stowe collection of manuscripts. Priced 1837, and 1840, bds. Payne and Foss, £25. ; Gardner's copy, Large Paper, bds. fetched 1854, £20. 108. 200 Ryland's History, Topography, and Antiquities of WATERFORD, 8vo. map and plates, hf. call gilt, 38 6d
1824 201 SHEFFIELD. Observations on the Manufactures, Trade, and Present State of Ireland, by John, Lord Sheffield, 8vo. LARGE PAPER, calf, 5s
1785 202 VALLANCEY (Col. Charles) Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis : Essays, &c.
(chiefly from original MSS.), on the History and Antiquities of Ireland, a complete set, 7 vols. 8vo. portrait and plates, £8. 88
1770-1804 In addition to the scarce Vol. VI. 1804, the above set contains : Vol. VII. An Essay on the primitive Inhabitants of Great Britain and Ireland, 1807-The Ancient Stone Amphitheatre in Kerry, 1812_Antiquities of Kilmackcumpshaugh, 1790. 203
Collectanea de Rebus Hibernicis, 14 parts in 4 vols. stout 8vo. plates and maps, calf, 30s
Dublin, 1786 204 the same, Vols. I. to V. 8vo. plates, calf neat, £2. 28
1786-90 These volumes are of great literary merit, and much sought after, in spite of Mr. Petrie's opinion, who says: “It is a difficult and rather unpleasant task to follow a writer so rambling in his reasonings and so obscure in his style ; his hypotheses are of a visionary nature.” Mr. Petrie's account of the Round Towers differs materially from that given by Vallancey in his sixth volume. Vallancey advocates a similar view to that of O'Brien. Altogether the colloction is well worth the attention of every Celtic and Irish Scholar.
205 WALKER’S (J, C.) Historical Memoirs of the Irish Bards, 4to. with the music of Irish Melodies, cloth, 9s
London, 1786 206
Historical Memoirs of the IRISH BARDS ; memoirs of Cormac Common, and of Carolan: and select IRISH MELODIES, 1 vol. 8v0.—A historical Essay on the Dress of the ancient and modern Irish ; and a Memoir on their Armours
and Weapons-2 vols. 8vo. with Music and Antiquarian plates, calf, 98 1818 207 WAREI (J.) Archi-Episcoporum Casseliensium et Tuamensium Vitæ,
cum Historia Cænobiorum Cisterciensium Hiberniæ, Dublinii, 1626— De Præsulibus Lageniæ sive Provinciæ Dubliniensis liber unus, ib. 1628-in 1 vol. smallest 4to.
blue morocco extra, gilt edges, £2. 2s
On the fly-leaf is the autograph signature of the author" Jacobus Wareus," and there are also two corrections of the text in his bandwriting. 208 WARE (Sir James) History and Antiquities of IRELAND, with the history of the
Writers of Ireland, translated, revised, improved and continued by HARRIS, 2 vols. in 1, folio, portrait of Ware and 21 fine large plates of Costume, Coins, Antiquities, calf, fine copy, £2. 2s
Dublin, 1764 209 Scotland. SIBBALDÍ (Sir Rob. M.D.) Miscellanea quaedam eruditae Anti
quitatis, quae ad Borealem Britanniae majoris partem pertinent, folio, with 3
plates of Roman Antiquities, hf. bd. tall clean copy, scarce, 20s Edinb. 1710 210 BORTAWICK's Inquiry into the Origin and Limitations of the Feudal Dignities of Scotland, 8vo. cloth, rare, 5s
Edinb. 1775 “ This tract is intended to exhibit a view of the limitations of the ancient dignities of Scotland.”
Lowndes. 211 Wales, _CoxE's (W.) Tour in Monmouthshire, 2 vols. in 1, 4to. with fine Views by Sir R. C. Hoare, map, etc. hf. calf, neat, 25s
1801 212 GIRALDUS CAMBRENSIS. The Itinerary of Archbishop Baldwin through
Wales, A.D. 1188, by Giraldus de Barri, translated into English, and illustrated with Views, Annotations, and a Life of Giraldus, by Sir Richard Colt Hoare, 2 vols. impl. 4to. map and 59 fine plates of Antiquities, Views, Castles, Ruins, &c. (pub, at £8. 8s in bds.) 1806_Itinerarium Cambriae seu Baldvini per Walliam Legationis accurata descriptio, cum annotationibus D. Powell, 1804, 1 vol.– together 3 vols. impl. 4to. (pub. at £11. 11s) £5.
1804-6 “The learned Editor's Annotations and Notes are peculiarly valuable.”—Lowndes.
“Giraldus' descriptions of Wales and Ireland are marked by a clearness of narrative and a distinctness of conception which are seldom found among the medieval writers; but they are strictly interspersed with monkish legends and fairy tales, which render him a valuable authority for the earlier history of our popular mythology.”—Thomas Wright. Giraldus is the most ancient topographer of Wales, he was Bishop of St. David's from 1169 to 1203 inclusive. Two hundred copies only of the above elegant edition (edited by Sir Richart Colt Hoare) were printed. Camden and other historians quote him as an author of undoubted credit. 213 PHILLIPS’s Wales, its language, social condition, moral and religious character
considered in relation to Education, with treatise upon Scotland, Ireland, Brittany, Man, etc. stout 8vo. (pub. at 14s) cloth, 88
1849 214 PUGH'S°(Edward) CAMBRIA DEPICTA, or a Tour through North Wales, 4to. illustrated with upwards of 70 views, (pub. at £5. 58) bds. 218
1816 215 the same, 4to. calf extra, 30s
1816 216 YORKE's (Ph.) the Royal Tribes of Wales, 4to. portraits, uncut, 12s Wrexham, 1799 217 CAMBRIAN QUARTERLY Magazine and Celtic Repertory (The), Nos. III.-VIII., X.-XVI., XVIII.-XX.-together 16 Nos. 8vo. sd. 30$
1829-1833 For Welsh Literature-see Class “ European Philology."
FRENCH LITERATURE. 218 BESCHERELLE, Dictionnaire National ou Dictionnaire Universel de la Langue
Française, avec l'examen critique des Dictionnaires de l'Académie, de Laveaux, de Boiste et de Napoléon Landais, 2 vols. impl. 4to. 3034 pp. with the etymologies, hf. bd. morocco, £2. 10s
Paris, 1856 219 BOREL, Tresor de Recherches et Antiquitez Gauloises et Françoises, en ordre
alphabetique, enrichies d'origines, Epitaphes et autres choses rares et curieuses, et de beaucoup de mots de la langue Thyoise ou Theuthfranque, sm. 4to. very fine copy, calf neat, 18s
Paris, 1655 Ouvrage peu commun."— Brunet. 220 CARTOUCHE, (the French Robber) Le Vice Puni, ou Cartouche, pöeme, small 8vo. plates, avec Dictionnaire Argot-Français, hf. bd. 58