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may be appropriately subjoined. “On a rainy or a snowy day, when all looks sad and dismal without, my worthy friend and neighbour', Phormio, sometimes gives me a call,—and we have a rare set to at my old favourite volumes-- the “ Lectiones Memorabiles et reconditæ' of Wolfius, -a common-place book of as many curious and extraordinary occurrences, as ever were introduced into two ponderous folios. The number of strange cuts in it used to amuse my dear children, whose parent, from the remembrance of the past, still finds a pleasing recollection in looking at them."
II. SPECIMENS OF PRINTING, in curious types ; Books printed on VELLUM, or Coloured Paper; Specimens
of Old BINDING. 6001 GALTHERI (Philippi) Alexandreidos Libri decem nunc primum in Gallia Galli
... cisque Characteribus editi, small 4to. 84 leaves in Script-type (Lettres de Civilité) VERY RARE, fine copy, red morocco, gilt edges, by F. Bedford, £3. 10s
Lugduni excudebat Robertus Granjon, 1558 Priced, 1827, Thorpe, morocco, £3. 38 ; sold in Marsh's sale for £2. 68., in Watson Taylor's for £3. 58., in Mr. Dent's wanting the title and first leaf, for £2. lls, and in the White Knights for £2. 18. A much inferior copy fetched at Mitford's sale, Dec. 20, 1859, at Sotheby's £3. 68.
“Cette édition exécutée en caractères cursifs, dits de civilité, est peu commune et assez recherchée."-Brunet.
A scarce poetical Romance. The author, a native of Lille, was Bishop of Maguelone in Languedoc, and was esteemed one of the best Latin Poets of his age. He is considered the author of the well-known Proverb “ Incidis in Scyllum cupiens vitare Charybdin," which occurs at folio 42 ju this Poem.
Galeottus Martius, who died in 1476, was the first to discover the author of the line in question, see Menagiana, edit. 1729, vol. i. p. 173. Erasmus was ignorant of this author, although we learn from Henricus Gandavensis de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis, that the Alexandreis had been read in i he schools. Barthius also, in his notes to Claudian, has words to the same effect Freinsheim, how. ever, in his Comment on Quintus Curtius, confesses that he had never seen the work of Gaultier. Shakspeare, who caught the ray of every gem, has embodied this line in his Merchant of Venice, Act 111. Scene 5. See Steven's Shakspeare, edit. 1793, vol. v. pp. 490-2. 6002 APIANI CHOROGRAPHIA BAVARIAE : Beschreibung Obern und Nidern Bavern,
ob. fol. 25 maps engraved on copper by P. Weiner, surrounded by Arabesques and Coats of Arms, PRINTED UPON VELLUM, interleaved with a M$. Contents of euth map, very rare if not UNIQUE in this state, hf. bd. vellum, £10.
P(1550) 6003 FEUDAL Laws: Beau Traicté de la Diversité de Nature des Fiefs en Flandres,
royal 8vo. printed, from a Manuscript written about the middle of the XVIth century, on ROSE COLOURED paper, russia extra, gilt edges and silk linings, 18s
Gand. 1839 6004 FROMMENT, les Actes et Gestes merveilleux de la cité de GENEVE, nouvelle
ment convertie à l'Evangille, redigez en fourme de Chroniques, commencant 1532 ; mis en lumière par Revilliod, 8vo. xxxii, 250 and ccxvi pp. numerous Etchings, printed on COLOURED PAPER, vellum, uncut, 30s
Geneve, 1854 6005 GENNARI (G.) Annali della Citta di Padova, 2 vols. in 1, 4to. the only copy printed
on large thick blue paper, done expressly for the Count Tomitano, with his autograph, vellum, uncut, £2. 10s
Bassano, 1804 6006 MACHAZOR Italicum sive Judiacarum Precum totius Anni Italici Ritus ad
Usum Hebræorum, Hebraice, 12mo. 351 leaves, printed upon vellum, unique, black morocco, gilt edges, £10.
Bologna, 1558 The Headings to each division, as well as the Intitulations to each Prayer, are in LETTERS OF GOLD. Neither Van Praet nor Brunet mentions this beautifully printed edition, and no copy of it is to be found in the Grenville Collection.
Sheet 32 has 10 leaves, all the rest 8 leaves each. 6007 THOMSON, les Saisons, poëme, traduit de l'anglais (par Mme. Bontemps) 8vo. beautifully printed on LARGE BLUE PAPER, cf. extra, gt. edges, 30s Par. Didot, 1795
Very few copies were printed on Blue Paper. 6008 ARISTIDIS ORATIONES, interprete Gul. Cantero, Graece et Latine, 3 vols.
in 2, sm. 8vo. a beautiful copy in choice old red morocco, the back and sides elaborately tooled in excellent taste, gilt edges, a fine specimen of a rare style of tooling, £2. 10s
(Genevae) Oliva Pauli Stephani, 1604 6009 BIBLE (ENGLISH). The Holy Bible, containing the Old Testament and the
New; the whole Book of Psalms, collected into English metre by Sternhold and
in old English red morocco, tooled back and sides, gilt edges, in beautiful preser. vation, £2. 2s
Cambridge, John Field, 1661 Sold in Hollis' sale for £3. 13s 6d. A rare edition, containing an important substitution in the Acts, chap. vi. verse 3, where, instead of we may appoint,' is 'ye may appoint.' 6010 Novum TESTAMENTUM GRÆCUM, folio, ruled with red lines, a superb specimen of
a rare style of red morocco binding, the back and sides covered with elaborate tooling of excellent design and workmanship, somewhat in the Grolier style, but differing by the greater freedom and by the introduction of floriated ornament; the whole has just been carefully revived by a first-rate London binder, £5.58
Lutetiae, ex offic. R. Stephani, 1550 In ordinary bindings, the above has been priced, by Treuttel, mor. £1. 128 ; 1847, Nattali, old calf, £1. 168 ; Heath's copy in mor. fetched £4. 48 ; Roscoe's, £2.; Devonshire duplicate, £1. 118 6d.
" This is the splendid and critical edition of R. Stephen, which has so justly excited the admiration of the curious and learned. It contains various readings in the margin from the sixteen MSS. (including the Complutensian edition) which were consulted in the formation of the preceding ones ; and the text is allowed to be not only more correct than that of the foregoing editions, but to be the parent of almost all the subsequent ones. Its intrinsic excellence has not only been acknowledged by every Bibliographer, but its celebrity has placed Stephen, the editor as well as printer, on a footing with the most distinguished literary characters in Europe." See Dibdin's Bibl. Spencer. V.p. 102. 6011 BIBLIA Sacra Vulgatæ Editionis, 4to. ruled with red lines, frontispiece and
numerous vignettes, a beautifully printed book, in old red morocco, the back and sides covered with an elaborate tooling of the period, the gilding in parts slightly faded, but the design still quite perfect, £2. 28 Parisiis, e typog. Regia, 1653 For an account of the edition, see Dibdin's Bibl. Spencer., VII. p. 53.
III. PROVERBS. 6012 FLORIATI Proverbiorum trilinguium Collectanea, Latina, Italia et Hispana, sm. 4to. 340 pp. vellum, clean copy, 30s
Napoli, 1636 This very choice collection of Italian and Spanish Proverbs is unknown to Nopitsch and other bibliographers. 6013 MACDONNEL's Dictionary of Quotations, from the Latin, French, Greek, Spanish
and Italian, with translations and illustrations, 12mo. hf. bd. 4s 6d. 1811 6014 MÉRY, Histoire générale des Proverbes, Adages, Sentences, et Apophthegmes, 3 vols. 8vo. sd. 12s
*Paris, 1828 6015 NOPITSCH, Literatur der Sprichwörter, 8vo. 2s
Nürnberg, 1833 6016 SELECT PROVERBS, Italian, Spanish, French, English, Scottish, British (or
Welsh), Italian, Spanish and French with English translations, 12mo. calf,
8s 6017 Arabic. Meidanii Proverbia Arabica, notis illustravit Schultens, 4to. 454 proverbs in Arabic and Latin, hf. bd. calf, 78 6d
Lugd. Bat. 1795 6018 Chinese. DAVIS (Sir John Ě.) Chinese Novels, translated from the originals, to which are added Proverbs and Moral Maxims, 8vo. cloth, 38 6d
Chinese Moral Maxims, with a free and verbal translation, affording ex. amples of the grammatical structure of the Language, 8vo. cl. 78 6d Macao, 1823 6020 Danish. MEYER (J.) Dictionnaire des Proverbes Danois, 4to. 32 and 568 pp: in Danish, with a French translation, good copy in calf, 18s Copenhague, 1757
" Vol. peu commun et assez recherché."-Brunet. 6021 Dutch. TUINMAN, de Oorsprong en Uitlegging van Nederduitsche Spreek.
woorden, 2 vols. in 1, with Supplements of Weather Proverbs, the School of Salerno, etc. stout sm. 4to. vellum, fine copy, 10s
Middelburg, 1726-27 6C22 English. JANUA LINGUARUM, turned from the Spanish into English by Wm.
Welde, editio quarta, sm. 4to. containing several hundred proverbs in English
and Latin, calf, 20s Lond. execudebat H. L. impensis Matt. Lownes, 1621 6)23 Ray's (Rev. J.) English Proverbs, also the most esteemed of the Scotch, Italian,
French, Spanish and other Languages, the fourth edition, 1768-Ray's Collection of English Words not generally used, with their Significations : Glossaries of North, South and East Country Words, Glossarium Northanhymbricum,
1768—2 vols. in 1, 8vo. bright old calf gilt, 10s 6021 French. BELLINGEN l'Etymologie ou explication des Proverbes François,
divisée en trois livres, par chapitre en forme de dialogue, 12mo. original binding, 15s
La Haye, Ad. Vlacq. 1656 Meiame peu commun et rès-recherché. Vendu jusqu'à 38 fr. 50 e. Labédoy.-Brunet.
6025 CRAPELET, Proverbes et Dictons Populaires, avec les Dits du Mercier et des
Marchands, et les Crieries de Paris, aux XIIIe et XIVe siècles, par G. A.
Only 7 copies were printed on Large Dutch Paper. 6026 DICTIONNAIRE des Proverbes François, et des Façons de Parler comiques, Bur
lesques et Familieres, etc. avec l'explication et les Etymologies les plus avérées, 12mo. calf, 58
Paris, 1749 6027 DICTIONNAIRE des Proverbes Français, 8vo. 418 pp. sd. 78 6d Paris, 1821 6028 MATINÉES Sénonoises, ou Proverbes Français, 8vo. 548 pp. calf, 7s 6d Sens, 1789 6029 PROVERBES FRANÇAIS (Le livre des) par le Roux de Lincy, avec un Essai sur
la Philosophie de Sancho Pança par F. Denis, 2 vols, 12mo. hf. vellum, 78 6d
Paris, 1842 6030 - the same, 2 vols. in 1, 12mo. hf. russia, 78
1842 6031 QUITARD, Etudes sur les Proverbes Français contenant l'Explication d'un grand
nombre de Proverbes oubliés dans tous les recueils, 8vo. hf. calf, 6s Paris, 1860 6032 Gaelic. MACKINTOSH's Collection of Gaelic Proverbs, 12mo. Gaelic and English, bds. 58
Edinburgh, 1819 6033 German. EISELEIN's Sprichwörter und Sinnreden des deutschen Volkes Alter und neuer Zeit, 8vo. sewed, 3s 6d
Freiburg, 1840 6034 FRANCK'S Sprichwörter, Schöne, Weise, Herzliche Clugreden unnd Hoff
sprüch, zusammen tragen in ettlich Tausent inn lustig höflich Teutsch bekürzt, 2 vols. in 1, sm. 4to. 6, 163 and 211 leaves, original stamped vellum binding, rare, 20s
" Franckenfurt am Meyn, 1541 6035 SPRICHWÖRTER, das ist, schöne, weise und kluge Reden, darinnen Teutscher
unnd anderer Spraachen Höflicheit, Zier, höchste Vernunfft und Klugheit gespürt und begriffen, stout 16mo. hf. calf, 58
Franckfurt, 1591 6036 ZINKGRÄFEN'S Deutsche Apophthegmata : Teutscher Nation Klug-aussge. sprochene Weissheit, 18mo. vellum, 2s 6d
Leyden, 1644 6037 Italian, GARUFFI, l'Antidoto de' Malinconici, 12mo. with 'Cento Proverbi Rabinici,' vellum, 78 6d
Rimino, 1687 6038 PESCETTI (Orlando) Proverbi Italiani-Proverbi Italiani et Latini per uso de fanciulli—in 1 vol. 18mo. vellum, fine copy, 18s
- Verona, 1602 6039 — the same, another edition, 2 vols. in 1, 18mo. vellum, 15s Venetia, 1629 6040 RAMPOLDI Proverbi e Sentenze Proverbiali, 18mo.562 pp. sewed, 38 Milano, 1852 6041 Latin, ERASMI Adagiorum Opus, copioso locupletatum auctario, folio, printed in italic type, engraved woodcut border round title, clean copy, 7s 6d
Lugduni, S. Gryphius, 1529 " The Adagia of Erasmus contains a collection of about 5000 Proverbs, gathered from a constant study of the ancients. Erasmus, blest with the genius which could enliven a folio, delighted himself and all Europe by the continued accessions he made to a volume, which even now may be the companion of literary men for a winter day's fire-side.”—D'Israeli. 6012 Maltese. VASSALLI, Motti, Aforismi e Proverbii Maltesi raccolti ed interpretati con note filologiche, 8vo. bds. 5s
Malta, 1828 6043 Persian and Hindoostanee. ROEBUCK's Proverbs, and Proverbial
Phrases in the Persian and Hindoostanee Languages, compiled and translated chiefly by the late Capt. T. Roebuck, edited by Professor H. H. Wilson, stout 8vo. hf. bd. rare, 36s
Calcutta, 1894 In addition to the translation of the Proverbs, many of them are further illustrated by a comparison with the analogous proverbial phrases of the West, and by an explanation of their tendency, or the circumstances on which they are founded. 6044 Scottish. KELLY's collection of Scottish Proverbs, explained to the English Reader, 12mo. bds. 6s
1818 6045 Spanish. COLLINS' Dictionary of SPANISH PROVERBS, compiled from the best
authorities in the Spanish Language, translated into English, with explanatory illustrations from the Latin, Spanish and English Authors, sm. 8vo. 302 pp.clotă. 88
1828 “I am of opinion, Sancho, that there is no Proverb which is not true, because they are all sentences drawn from experience itself, the Mother of all the Sciences." - Don Quixote, part I.cap. 21. 6046 Lopez de Mendoça (Iñigo) Proverbios, 24mo. calf, 58
Anvers, 1594 6017 NUNEZ (H.) Refranes o Proverbios en Castellano, por el orden Alfabetico, re
vistos y enmendados por Luis de Leon, 4 vols. 16mo, calf, 28s Madrid, 1804 “ Cette dernière edition renferme de nombreuses augmentations."- Brunet.
6048 OUDIN, Refranes Castellanos : Proverbes espagnols et françois, 2de édition, 12mo. calf, 78
Paris, 1609 6049 - another edition, with “Cartas en Refranes de Blasco de Garay,” 18mo. vellum, 78 6d
Brux. 1612 6050 PEREZ DE HERRERA (Christ.) Proverbios Morales y consejos Christianos,
small 4to. large woodcuts of Proverbs and Emblems, fine copy of a scarce edition of Spanish Poems, bds. 368
Madrid, 1733 6051 SORAPAN de Rieros (Dr. Juan) Medicina Española, contenida en Proverbios
vulgares de nostra Lengua, stout small 4to. vellum, rare, 308 Madrid, 1616 EARLY PRINTED BOOKS, ROMANCE LITERATURE.
1. ENGLAND. 6052 ARTHUR OF LITTLE BRITAIN. The History of that Valiant Knight Arthur of
Little Britain, a Romance of Chivalry, translated by Lord Berners, and now edited by Utterson, 4to. with a DOUBLE SET OF 25 PLATES, one set coloured after ancient illuminated manuscripts, blue morocco extra, with joints and gilt leaves, £5. 108
1814 Copies with illuminated plates have been priced, 1817, Baldwin, mor. £7.; 1843, morocco, £5. 58 ; 1822, Baldwin, mor. £6. ; Hibbert's copy fetched, £5. 108 ; 1857, Utterson's copy, mor. £6. 158.
“ The editor of this elegant volume uses extraordinary diligence in tracing out the name of the original writer of the above Romance, the time of its composition, and other much wished for particulars."—Holmes' Catalogue. 6053 BROWNE (T., Dr. of Physick) Hydriotaphia, Urne-Buriall, or a Discourse of the
Sepulchrall Urnes lately found in Norfolk, with the Garden of Cyrus, 12mo. frontispiece of 4 urns, first edition, old calf, 7s 6d
1658 This copy has a frontispiece to the Garden of Cyrus and 3 leaves at the end, not mentioned by Lowndes. “One of the most beautiful works of this admirable author.”—Quarterly Review. 6054 DIGGES (Thos.) Geometrical practical Treatize named Pantometria : Longimetra,
Planimetra, and Stereometria, folio, many woodcuts and diagrams, old binding, 7s 6d
London, Jeffes, 1591 6055 FREEMASONRY : MANUSCRIPT (English) on the History of Freemasonry,
written on 24 leaves in a large clear hand, sm. folio size, a curious manuscript, 3s 6d
(P 1700) 6056 HOARE (Sir Richard Colt) Recollections Abroad, from 1785 to 1791 inclusive,
(during his Travels in France, Germany, Istria, Italy, Sicily, Malta, Abruzo, &c.) 4 vols. royal 8vo. UNCUT, PRIVATELY PRINTED, EXTREMELY RARE, £12.
Bath, 1815-18 Priced 1847, Thorpe, mor. £25.; Lowndes mentione only 3 vols. and says that Coxe's copy fetched, £11. 18.
-- ONLY TWENTY-FIVE Copies of Vols. I. and Il. and Fifty of the Vols. III. and IV. of this interesting work were privately printed, to be given as presents to the friends of the noble baronet, whose writings are much coveted by antiquarians and collectors in general. It contains a description of his four several journeys from London to Paris, Lyon, Turin, Milan, Parma, Modena, Bologna, Florence, Rome, Naples, Geneva, Loreto, Ancona, Rimini, through Switzerland, Holland, Belgium, Sicily, Malta, &c., with description of each place, the paintings, curiosities, &c., forming a most valuable acquisition to the traveller, artist, or connoisseur. The above copy is numbered 9 and was presented to T. S. Champneys, Esq., with the author's autograph, AND IT IS BELIEVED TO BE THE THIRD COMPLETE ONE WHICH HAS EVER OCCURRED FOR SALE.
“Vol. I, contains the Recollections of the Author, the late Sir Richard Colt Hoare, Bart., in France and Italy. Vol. II. Recollections of Germany, Istria and Italy. Vol. III. Sicily and Malta. Vol. IV. Italy, Abruzzo, &c. Of Vols. I. and JI. twenty-five copies only were printed. Vols. III. aná IV. fifty copies.”—Martin's bibliogr.-catalogue of privately printed Books. 6057 PURCHAS (Samuel) Theatre of Politicall Flying-Insects, wherein especially
the Nature, the Worth, the Work, the Wonder, and the manner of Rightordering of the Bee, is discovered and described, 2 vols. in 1, 4to. calf, 16s 1657
“ An amusing work upon the natural history of Bees.”—Lowndes. 1058 REGIMEN Sanitatis Salerni ; or the Schoole of Salernes Regiment of Health,
enlarged by P. (hilemon) H. (olland). Whereunto is annexed a necessary Discourse of all sorts of Fishes, sm. 4to. Black letter, old calf, rare, 20s 1640
6059 ST. GEORGE AND THE DRAGON. Pettingall (J.) Dissertation on the Original of
the Equestrian Figure of the George and the Garter, cuts, imperfect, n. d.-
underneath, AN EXTREMELY RARE BROADSIDE, &c. Aldermary Churchyard ; 21s 6060 THOMAS (T. of Wareham) Observations on the Iliad, introductory to a View of
the Origin, etc. of Heathen Worship, n. d.- View of the Origin, Progress, and Diversity of Heathen Worship antecedently to the Christian Revelation, 1808– Appendix, containing Observations on Homer's attachment to Eastern Idolatry, 1809–History of the Reign of Solomon, King of Judæa, in continuation of the View, etc. 1813–History of the Demolition and Rebuilding of Solomon's Temple, 1815-5 rare tracts, in 1 vol. 8vo. hf. russia, 15s
1808-15 These 5 tracts form one continued treatise on Heathen Worship; they contain articles on primi. tive worship, Worship of Animals, worship of the heavenly luminaries, worship of the elements, etc. 6060*TOLAND'S (John) Miscellaneous Works, with Life by Des Maizeaux, 2 vols. 8vo. old calf, rare, 12s
1747 Contains a Specimen of the Critical History of the Celtic Religion and Learning, with an Account of the Druids.- Catalogus vocum quarundam Armoricarum quas Hibernicas esse deprehendi. - Vocabularium Armorico-Hibernicum.-Specimen of the Armorican language.-Conjectura vero similis de prima Typographiae Inventione.- De Jordano Bruno.--An Account of Jordano Bruno's celebrated Book.-Books ascribed to the Apostles.-Secret History of the South Sea Scheme.--The Primitive Constitution of the Christian Church, with Account of the principal Controversies, &c.— Letters. — Appendix, etc.
II. FRANCE, BURGUNDY, FLANDERS. 6061 ROMMANT DE LA ROSE. « Où l'art damours est toute enclose” (commencé
par Guillaume de Loris et achevé par Jean de Meun dict Clopinel) AN EARLY MANUSCRIPT, on 134 leaves of VELLUM, with 18 Miniatures, folio, veau fauve, gilt back and edges, £36.
Saec. XIV. A very early and fine manuscript of this celebrated poem, adorned with numerous capitals and eighteen miniature paintings, probably written shortly after its completion by an English or AngloNorman Scribe, the last three leaves are in a more recent hand. 6062 ALEXIS (Frère Guillaume) Declamation sur le vangile missus est gabriel (en
Vers) woodcuts, small 4to. 26 pp. printed in gothic letter, 3 curious woodcuts of Adam and Eve, and of the Conception and Salutation of the Virgin, morocco extra, gilt edges, 258
Paris, Pierre Levat et Jehan Alissot, 1485 This work, complete in itself, Brunet says forms part of Montfiquet's Exposition de l'Ave Maria, although sold separately in the Debure sale, 40 fr. 50 c., 2e. catal. No. 1656. 6063 AUBERY, Histoire du Cardinal, Duc de Joyeuse, 4to. portrait, calf, 38 Paris, 1654 6064 BELLEFOREST (François de, Comingeois) le Cinquiesme livre des Histoires Tra
giques, Lyon, 1576; le Sixiesme et dernier Tome des Histoires Tragiques, et Nouuelles de Bandel, augmentees, Lyon, 1583; le Troisiesme, Quatriesme, Cinquiesme et Sixiesme Tomes des Histoires Prodigieuses, nagueres advenues en plusieurs et diverses regions de l'Europe (containing Traicte des Monstres par Arn. Sorbin) 4 vols. in 1, Paris, 1597-8, containing singular woodcuts of Monsters, Phenomena and extraordinary Events-together 6 vols. in 3, stout 18mo.
vellum, 10s 6065 BERGER (Le) Extravagant, où parmy des Fantasies amoureuses on void les im
pertinences des Romans et de la Poësie (par Charles Sorel)-Remarques sur les xiii livres du Berger extravagant, 4 vols. in 2, stout 12mo. poor copy, ods. 9s
Rouen, 1646, et Paris, 1628 6066 BOUCHET (Jehan). Sensuyt de labyrinth de fortune & seiour des troys nobles
Dames Compose par lacteur des Regnars trauersans et loups rauisans. Surnomme le trauerseur des voyes perilleuses (en Vers), sm. 4to. LETTRES GOTHIQUÈS, curious woodcuts on title and last page, fine copy in old French red morocco, gilt edges, £5. 58
Paris, Alain, Lotrian, s. d. A poetical volume of considerable rarity; dedicated to Margueritte, duchesse de Berry et d'Alençon, sister to Francis the First 6067 BOUCHET (Jehan) Les anciennes et modernes Genealogies des Roys de France
et mesmement du Roy Pharamond, avec leurs Epitaphes et Effigies, 12mo. (en Prose et en Vers), woodcut portraits, BLACK LETTER, fine copy in green morocco extra, gilt edges, by De Rome, from the Fonthill Library, £2.12s 6d Paris, 1537