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A VERY RARE ISSUE, probably printed in Dublin, although London is given on title page.
J. Wenman, 1777. Engraved Portrait of Vernon in the Character of Macheath. 8vo, sewn. 7s 6d 12477 Fables. BY THE LATE MR. GAY. The Fifth Edition. J. and R. Tonson, 1737. Engraved vignettes by Fourdrinier, Van der Gucht, Gravelot &c. 2 vols., 8vo, original calf.
12478 A Letter to a Lady, OCCASION'D BY THE ARRIVAL OF HER ROYAL HIGHNESS THE PRINCESS OF WALES. The Second Edition. Bernard Lintott, 1714. Sm. folio, 6 ll. poem, UNCUT, RARE. £3 13s 6d
MR. THOMAS SNOW,
Goldsmith, near Temple-Barr:
Occasion'd by his Buying and Selling of the Third
of the SOUTH-SEA Company, at a Thousand
Printed for BERNARD LINTOT, at the Cross-Keys between
FIRST EDITION. Small folio, blue paper covers, sewn, enclosed in
12480 Plays written by Mr. John Gay, viz., THE CAPTIVES, A TRA-
12482 The Shepherd's Week. In Six Pastorals. The Fourth Edition. J. Tonson, 1728. Engraved plates by Du Guernier. 8vo, sewn.
OLE quid ad te? Martial.
AUTHOR of the BEGGAR'S OPERA.
Printed for T. ASTLEY,
And Sold by R. BALDWIN, jun., at the Rose in
8vo, sprinkled calf, A VERY FINE COPY OF A SUPERLATIVELY
12483 Trivia: or, THE ART OF WALKING THE STREETS OF LONDON. By Mr. GAY. Bernard Lintott. FIRST EDITION. LARGE PAPER. Royal 8vo, original calf. FINE COPY OF A RARE BOOK. £18 18s
Very rare in this fine UNCUT STATE, Some of the pages are actually unopened by paper knife.
For SHAKESPEARE matter see pp. xi and xii.
12488 Bartholomew-Fair: OR, A RAMBLE TO SMITHFIELD. A POEM
Describes a performance of The Beggar's Opera.
12489 An Epistle to the Most Learned Doctor W[oold[war]d from a Prude, THAT WAS UNFORTUNATELY METAMORPHOS'D ON SATURDAY, DECEMBER 29, 1722.
The latent Parts at length reveal'd began
To shoot, and spread, and burnish into Man;
T. W. and sold by J. Roberts, 1723. FIRST EDITION. Folio, 7 pp.
This poem has been ascribed to Gay, who satirized Dr. Woodward in Three Hours
12490 A Letter to Mr. John Gay, CONCERNING HIS LATE FARCE. Entituled A COMEDY. J. Roberts, 1717. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, new half calf, VERY RARE. £6 6s
Dedication To Mr. Wilks, Mr. Cibber, and Mr. Booth; signed Timothy Drub. (4 pp.).
12491 A Letter To Polly. TO ONE OF HER OWN TUNES. A. Moore, 1728. FIRST EDITION, folio, 5 pp., sewn, UNCUT, VERY RARE. £8 18s 6d
12492 A New Ballad, INSCRIB'D TO POLLY PEACHAM. To the Tune of Pretty Parrot Say. By the Author of LEHEVP'S Ballad. A. Moore, N.D., c. 1723. FIRST EDITION, folio, 7 pp., sewn, UNCUT, RARE. £8 18s 6d
12493 Coll. Henry Marten's Familiar Letters to his Lady of Delight. ALSO HER KINDE RETURNES, with His Rivall R. Pettingall's Heroicall Epistles. Printed by EDMUNDIES DE SPECIOSA VIDA. Oxford]. Bellosti Dabunorum. Printed for Richard Davis, 1663. FIRST EDITION. Small 4to, calf, VERY RARE. £15 15s Dedication to Mary Ward alias Marten. To the Ingenicus and enamour'd Collonel Henry Marten, To the high Inamoretto of the Lady Mary Marten (6 pp.).
A FINE COPY OF THIS VERY SCARCE AND ENTERTAINING VOLUME.
See p. 2 for some interesting SHAKESPEARE matter.
We suggest that the Shakespeare Allusion Book is in error in dating the above "1662"; the figure three is badly printed, and as far as we can trace the first edition is 1663.
12494 The Familiar Epistles of Coll. Henry Marten, FOUND IN HIS MISSES CABINET. The Second Edition. Jo. Hindmarsh, 1685. Sm. 4to, sewn, SCARCE. £6 6s
The Publisher to the Rt. Worshipful (6 pp.).
GENTLEMAN'S LIBRARY (THE).
12495 The Gentleman's Library. Containing Rules for Conduct. In all Parts of Life. THE THIRD EDITION. CORRECTED AND ENLARGED. Written by a Gentleman. Printed for W. Mears, 1734. Frontispiece, 12mo, original calf. £2 2s
For some important SHAKESPEARE allusions and quotations, see pp. 101, 268, 307, and 357; see also "Index" at end.
CEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH.
12496 Britanie utriusq regu & pricipu origo & gesta insignia ab Galfrido Monemutensi EX ANTIQUISSIMIS BRITANNICI SERMONIS MONUMENTIS IN LATINU SERMONE TRADUCTÆ: & ab Ascensio cura & impedio magistri luonis Cavellati in lucem edita: pstant in
GEOFFREY OF MONMOUTH.
eiusdem ædibus [Printer's mark of John Badius] (colophon). Jo. Badius Ascensius Lectori Sa Exædibus nostris ad idus Julias Anni MDVIII. . FIRST EDITION. Printer's mark on titlepage. Sm. 4to, contemporary vellum, arms on sides; A RARE AND IM£22 10s
Geoffrey of Monmouth, ambitious of supplying what previous writers had failed to tell about the Kings of Britain before the coming of the English, wrote a chronicle, which had all the charm and novelty of a romance of adventure, King Arthur as a romantic hero, is Geoffrey's creation. Hence the most readable Latin chronicle of the twelfth century is one that has the least real claim to that title. But the History of the Kings of Britain is no more to be ruled out of a place in the chronicle literature of England, than it is to be ousted from its assured pre-eminence as the fountain-head of Arthurian romance. For Geoffrey's legends not only wrought their spell upon innumerable poets and imaginative writers, but continued for generations to disturb the waters of history, and to mystify a long line of honest and laborious chroniclers."-W. LEWIS JONES, M.A.
12498a The Brabant Screen, As in the London Mercury, or GREAT BRITAIN'S WEEKLY JOURNAL. (No name or place). C. 1720. BROADSIDE ENGRAVING (14 in. by 8 in.), depicting a large open screen, containing pictures of current events, etc., etc., with engraved verses below in five columns; a wellengraved plate.
12497 A Collection of Several Pictures BY THE BEST HANDS. Which were lately to be View'd adjoining to the Court of Requests; And when the Town fills, will be exhibited there again to Publick View. A. Moore, N.D. c. 1730. EDITION. Folio, sewn, 5 pp., UNCUT.
FIRST 10s 6d
A satirical Catalogue of pictures by prominent politicians as:
Judas, by Lord Bollingbroke.
A Miraculous Draught of Fishes, by Sir Robert Walpole.
St. Paul Preaching, by Orator Henley.
A Joint Conspiracy between Virgil and Venus, by J. Gay. &c., &c., &c.
12498 The First of August; THE ANNIVERSARY OF HIS MAJESTY'S HAPPY ACCESSION to the Throne of his Ancestors. A POEM. Humbly presented to Mr. HINDE. S. Palmer for the Author, 1717. FIRST EDITION, folio, 7 pp., sewn.
12499 An Ode Humbly Inscrib'd to His Grace the Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, ON HIS MAJESTY'S HAPPY ACCESSION. Bernard Lintott, 1715. FIRST EDITION. Sm. folio, 3 11. poem, sewn, UNCUT, SCARCE. 10s 6d
12500 The Private Sentiments of a Member of Pt. IN A LETTER TO HIS FRIEND IN LONDON. WHEREIN THE GROUNDS OF OUR DUTY AND SUBMISSION TO HIS PRESENT MAJESTY ARE STATED AND DEFENDED, and some useful Remarks made on the present Posture of Affairs. J. Morphew, 1715. 8vo, 86 pp., sewn. 10s 6d
Preface (7 pp.).
12501 Rebellious Fame. A POEM, Occasion'd By the many Lies and Scandals Dispers'd against the Government, SINCE THE LATE REBELLION. Bezaleel Creake, 1717. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, sewn.
12502 The Tories Address to King G E. A SATIRICAL POEM. Representing The Conduct of that Set of Men, from their Origin, to the Present Time. By a Well-Wisher to his King and Country. R. Burleigh, 1716. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, 40 pp., POEM, sewn. £1 1s Preface (6 pp.).
12503 The True Interest of the Hanover Treaty Consider'd: AND HOW FRANCE, AND THE REST OF THE ALLIES, may be depended upon. Lover of his Country. J. Roberts, 1727. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, sewn.
12504 The Book of the Chronicles of the Chief Minister of ETRANSLATED FROM THE ORIGINAL ARABIC OF ABRAHAM BEN GORION: A Descendant of the Historian Josephus. Book I. Printed for Zimri, the son of Korah; and sold at his Shop near the Synagogue; and by all the Booksellers in the Land of England. 1745. FIRST EDITION. Folio, sewn, II pp., UNCUT. £3 3s 12505 A Letter from a Member of Parliament, To the Freeholders in his County, on the Present State of the Nation. J. Roberts, 1731. FIRST EDITION. 8vo,
CERBIER (SIR BALTHAZAR, Kt.).
12506 The Academies Lecture Concerning Justice. BY SIR BALTHAZAR GERBIER KNIGHT. Printed for Gabriel Bedel, 1650. FIRST EDITION. Sm. 4to, vellum, RARE. £5 5s To the Honourable Societies of the Four Innes of Court by Balthazar Gerbier. (4 pp).
CIBBONS (THOMAS, D.D.).
12507 The Christian Minister, In Three Poetic Epistles to Philander. [POEMS]. TO WHICH ARE ADDED: I. Poetical Versions of several Parts of Scripture. II. Translations of Poems from Greek and Latin Writers; and III. Original Pieces, chiefly in Verse, on Various Occasions. By THOMAS GIBBONS, D.D. J. Buckland, 1772. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, sewn. 10s 6d
Contents, Preface (4 pp.).
GIBSON (WILLIAM, M.A.).
12508 Conscience. A POETICAL ESSAY. BY WILLIAM GIBSON, M.A. The Second Edition. Cambridge, J. Woodyer, 1772. 4to, sewn.
12509 England's Alarum-Bell; or, GIVE NOT UP GIBRALTAR. A New BALLAD. The Tune Come and Listen to my Ditty, etc. A. Price, 1749. Folio, 8 pp.,
12509a A Narrative of Sir George Rooke's Late Voyage to the Mediterranean, WHERE HE COMMANDED AS ADMIRAL OF THE CONFEDERATE FLEET. WITH A DESCRIPTION OF GIBRALTAR; AND OBSERVATIONS ON THE USEFULNESS AND IMPORTANCE OF THAT PLACE; WHICH WAS ATTACK'D AND TAKEN BY THE SAID FLEET, and now remains in the Possession of the Allies. An Account also of