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16455 St. Catherine of Genoa. CATERINA da Genova (Beata) Vita mirabile et Dottrina santa, con un Dialogo, tra l'Anima et il Corpo composto dalla medesima, 12mo. fine copy in red morocco extra, gilt marbled edges, by Derome, from the Beckford library, Hamilton Palace, £1. 16s Firenze, Giunti, 1580 16456 St. Columba. ADAMNAN'S Life of St. Columba, founder of Hy, with copious notes by Reeves, thick sm. 4to. cloth, £2.

See also No. 16441

Irish Arch. Soc. 1857

16457 St. Cuthbert. REGINALDI Monachi Dunelmensis Libellus de admirandis Beati Cuthberti Virtutibus, 8vo. cloth, 78 6d

Surtees Society, 1835 16458 St. Fiacre. COMES (Giovanni) Vita e miracoli di San Fiacrio, sm. 4to. plate, vellum, 28s Fiorenza, 1636

St. Francis Xavier-see post under HISTORY OF JESUITS. 16459 St. George, ACTS OF ST. GEORGE THE MARTYR, in Geez or Old Ethiopic, square folio, Manuscript on Vellum, with numerous full-page Miniatures representing a number of varying incidents in the career of the Saint, who in one of the scenes is depicted riding on his white horse and slaying the dragon with a spear; stout native binding of stamped russia, with silk linings inside, £75. Sec. XVI

This story or set of stories is said, at the commencement of the volume, to have been revealed to Theodotus, Bishop of Ancyra (who was present at the Council of Ephesus in A.D. 431).

16460 S. Godric. REGINALDUS Dunelmensis de Vita et Miraculis S. Godrici, Heremita de Finchale, 8vo. cloth, 10s

Surtees Society, 1847 16461 St. Guthlac. BIRCH (Walter de Gray) Memorials of St. Guthlac of Crowland, collected from MSS. roy. 8vo. autotype plates in facsimile of the miniatures of a twelfth-century MS. cloth, 7s 6d Wisbech, 1881

16462 St. Jerome. SIGUENÇA (Joseph de) La Vida de S. Geronimor dotor de la Santa Iglesia, small 4to. portrait, vellum, from the Sunderland library, 15s Madrid, 1595

The author afterwards printed a history of the Hieronymite Order to serve as a continuation to this work, which is considered a noble specimen of Spanish prose.

16463 St. Hubert. Vita Sanctissimi confessoris et pontificis Huberti, 4to. frontispiece and escutcheon, dedication copy in calf, with the arms of Maria Elizabeth of Lorraine on the sides, 10s

Bruxellis, 1730 16464 St. Kentigern. LEGENDS and commemorative celebrations of St. Kentigern, his friends and disciples, translated from the Aberdeen Breviary and the Arbuthnot Missal, roy. 8vo. cloth, 288 Edinburgh, privately printed, 1872

16465 St. Malachi. O'HANLON (John) Life of St. Malachy O'Morgair (1093-1148), 8vo. cloth, 5s

Dublin, 1858

St. Patrick-see No. 16441.

St. Thomas Becket-see CHURCH HISTORY OF ENGLAND, post 16466 St. Ursula. PASSIO SIUE HISTORIA XI MILIŪ VGINU, sm. 4to. large woodcut of the martyrdom at beginning, and of St. Ursula at end, half calf, £2. s. n. (? Coloniæ, cir. 1490)

The first woodcut embodies a view of Cologne, which is probably a faithful reproduction of its appearance towards the end of the fifteenth century.

16467 SPECULUM EXEMPLORUM omnibus Christicolis salubriter inspiciendum, stout sm. folio, fine copy in the original leathercovered boards, £2. 10s

In civitate Argentina (Martin Flach), 1490

A curious and diverting book of Monkish stories, of which there must be over a thousand in number. Many of them are very crapulous, the crimes of the flesh being a favourite subject. The fly-leaves are from a lawbook in Low German, apparently the Lüneburg dialect, printed about 1475-80. 16468 CÆSARII CISTERCIĒSIS MONACHI IN HEYSTERBACHO Dyalogus Miraculorum, Editio Princeps, 309 leaves, double columns, with 35 lines to a full page, s. l. et a.—[THOME CANTIPRATENSIS] LIBER qui dicitur Bonum universale de pprietatibus Apum . . . at end quia de Prelatis et Subditis tractat, 134 leaves, the first blank, in double columns, with 39 lines to a full page, s. l. et a.2 vols. in 1, folio, fine copies in the original oak boards covered with stamped leather, clasps, £5. 10s (Coloniæ, cir. 1474-76)

The first book in the volume is from the press of Ulrich Zell; the second (although referred by Brunet to a Strassburg press) seems to have been printed by J. Koelhoff of Lubeck, at Cologne, about 1475. The Dialogue of Miracles is a work of historical interest, and relates chiefly to the events of Cæsarius' own times. He flourished during the first half of the thirteenth century.





16469 ABRÉGÉ Chronologique de l'Histoire Ecclésiastique, 3 vols. 12mo. calf, 78 6d Paris, 1768 16470 ARINGHI (Pauli) Roma Subterranea novissima post Bosium, Severanum, et alios scriptores; antiqua Christianorum cœmeteria, inscriptiones, et sanctorum sepulchra, 2 vols. in 1, folio, frontispiece, woodcuts and plates, calf, gilt backs, 18s Lutet. Paris. 1659

16471 BALUZII (Stephani) Miscellanea novo ordine digesta, et non paucis ineditis monumentis aucta, operâ J. D. MANSI, 4 vols. folio, best edition, vellum, £3. 10s Luca, 1761-64

An invaluable repertory of ancient documents, for the most part historical, and not elsewhere published. Mansi's additions are not less important than the original work of Baluze.

16472 BARONII (CÆSARIS) ANNALES ECCLESIASTICI, CUM CONTINUATIONE O. RAYNALDI: accedunt Critica Historico-Chronologica A. Pagi, Apparatus, Notæ J. D. Mansi, et Indices, 38 vols.-TORNELLI Annales Sacri ab orbe condito ad eumdem Christi passione redemptum, 4 vols. 1756-together 42 vols. folio, vellum, £36. Lucae, 1738-59

A fine and perfect copy like the above is a desideratum for a public library, and not often met with.

"Edition préférée aux autres, car les critiques de Pagi y sont inserées à leurs places; on y trouve des notes par Mansi et plus des Index en 3 vols. qui ne sont pas dans l'édition de Rome."-Brunet.

The annals of Baronius furnish the complete and connected account of Christian affairs during the first twelve centuries of the Church, and with the Supplements of Raynaldus and Spondanus, and the Chronological Apparatus of Pagi, and Mansi's Notes, bring the History of the Church down to the year 1640 in one continuous narrative, introducing documents from the Papal Archives which serve to elucidate profane history at the same time, and to which, in the earlier portion more particularly, Baronius had access both as Cardinal and intimate friend and confessor to Pope Clement VIII. 16473 BINGHAM (Joseph) Origines Ecclesiasticæ, or the antiquities of the Christian Church, and other works (with his life, 16681723), 9 vols. 8vo. (pub. £5. 8s, unbound), calf extra, £5.


16474 BOLLANDI (Joan.) Prefationes, Tractatus, Diatriba et Exegeses præliminares, atque nonnulla venerandæ Antiquitatis tum sacræ, cum profanæ, Monumenta, 3 vols. folio, plates, vellum, scarce, £3. Venetiis, 1749

These are the learned prefaces, occasional treatises on points of history and archæology, palæography, etc., and the ancient documents, which had appeared scattered through the Acta Sanctorum of the Bollandists, brought together in one corpus, and illustrated with numerous plates, facsimiles of records, seals, etc.

16475 Bosio (Iacomo) La trionfante e gloriosa Croce, folio, engraved title slightly cut into, woodcuts, old calf, gilt back, 20s Roma, 1610 16476 CHRISTIAN Schools and Scholars, or sketches of Christian Education from the Christian era to the Council of Trent, 2 vols. 8vo. (pub. £1. 10s), cloth, 16s

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Schedel cum Supplemento "De Sarmatia," royal folio, FIRST
EDITION, 2 world-maps and about 2000 spirited woodcuts, by
Michel Wolgemuth, Master of Albert Durer, and by Wilhelm
Pleydenwurf, tall copy in vellum, £18.

Nuremberga, A. Koberger, 1493

One of the most striking pictures of the kind usually designated the Dance of Death is found here on folio 264. Three grotesque figures are dancing violently, one is piping, and a fifth is gesticulating from the cerecloths on the ground.

The book appears in this section as being to a great extent a history of the Popes and the Church.

16478 CUNNINGHAM (William) Historical Theology, a review of the principal doctrinal discussions in the Christian Church since the Apostolic age, 2 vols. 8vo. (pub. 21s), cloth, 12s

Edinburgh, 1863

16479 CURETON (Dr. W.) ANCIENT SYRIAC DOCUMENTS relative to the Earliest Establishment of Christianity in Edessa, Syriac and English, with preface by Dr. Wright, 4to. pp. xiv, 196, and 112 (pub. at £1. 11s 6d), cloth, 12s


This interesting volume was the first authentic record which proved the historical correctness in many things of the apocryphal writings concerning the Acts of the Apostles. It contains fragments and extracts from the very early Syriac MSS. acquired in large numbers by the British Museum about forty years ago.

16480 [DIGBY (Kenelm H.)] Mores Catholici, or Ages of Faith, 11 books in 3 vols. roy. 8vo. hf. russia, £3. 3s


The Middle Ages were according to this author " ages of vast and beneficent intelligence," and he has here certainly contrived to extract from mediæval literature an immense number of noble passages which, woven into his own enthusiastic text, form a book that few could read without delight. He has collected all the instances of generosity and devotion which marked the conduct of individuals in those days, and placed it to the account of the Church they belonged to.

16481 DU SAUSSAY (Andrea) insignis libri de Scriptoribus Ecclesiasticis Cardinalis Bellarmini continuatio ab anno 1500 ad an. 1600, sm. 4to. old red morocco gilt, gilt edges, from the Sunderland library, 20s Tulli Leucorum, 1665

Printed at Toul, and bound in Paris by the first Boyer about 1675. 16482 ESTE, Negociations, ou Lettres d'Affaires Ecclesiastiques et Politiques, escrittes au Pape Pie IV, et au Card. Borromee, par Hyppolite d'Est, Card de Ferrare; traduction du MS. Italien, 4to. fine front. by Cochin, calf, 21s

Paris, 1658 Written from France in the years 1561 and 1562, and treating of the politico-religious state of Europe at the time of the conclusion of the Concil of


16483 EUSEBIUS. Incipit liber cronicar' Euxebii Hieronymi cum superadditis diui hieronymi & Prosperi . . . sm. folio, Editio Princeps of St. Jerome's Eusebian Chronicle, the first page of the text illuminated, large copy in old calf, from the Sunderland library, £7. 10s s. n. (circ. 1474) There are some verses by Mombritius which precede the text and contain the following words :

tabulis impssit ahænis

Vtile Lauania gente Philippus opus

from which we learn that the volume was printed by Philippus Lavagna, who was printing at Milan at the date above conjectured. The Chronicle is continued down to 1448.

16484 EUSEBIUS. Evangelicæ Preparationis lib. xv. Lut. R. Stephanus, 1544-Evangelica Demonstrationis lib. x. ib. 1545; Ecclesiasticæ Historiæ lib. x.; de Vita Constantini; Socratis; .Theodoreti; collectaneorum ex historia eccles. Theodori lectoris; Hermii Sozomeni; Evagrii, Lut. Paris. Robertus Stephanus, 1544-Eusebii Evangelicæ Preparationis lib. xv. ib. 1544; Evangel. Demonstratio, ib. 1545-3 vols. in 2, folio, the last four leaves of one volume mended, but altogether very fine large copies, ruled with red lines, old crimson morocco gilt with Arms (a large fleur-de-lis) on sides, and gilt edges, A BEAUTIFUL BOOK, £10. 10s

"Edition originale, et qui mérite d'être recherchée comme étant le premier livre exécuté avec les beaux caractères grecs de Garamond."-Brunet.

16485 FERNANDEZ (Fr. Alonso) Historia Ecclesiastica de nuestros Tiempos, que es compendio de los excelentes frutos que en ellos. el Estado Eclesiastico y Sagradas Religiones han hecho y hazen en la conversion de Idolatras y reducion de hereges, etc. sm. folio, top edge of title mended, old calf gilt, £5. Toledo, 1611

COLLATION: Title and three other preliminary leaves, followed by text, pp. 1-496. The principal part of this work relates to the manners and conversion of the Indians and the progress of religion in America.

It contains also valuable biographical sketches of the friars who studied the native languages, and accounts of the works they composed in this branch of philology. On p. 122 it is stated that the Escala of San Juan Climaco was the first book printed in Mexico, in 1535. The date is 1532 according to Gonzalez Davila.

Bonn, 1844-55


16486 FLEURY (Abbé) Histoire Ecclésiastique, avec la continuation jusqu'à l'an 1595, par le P. Fabre, et une Table générale, 37 vols. 4to. old French calf gilt, £5. Paris, 1722-38, 1774 16487 GIESELER'S (J. C. L.) Lehrbuch der Kirchengeschichte (herausgegeben von Redepenning), 10 vols. in 6, 8vo. hf. calf neat, 30s 16487*the same, bound in 5 vols. whole calf, 30s 16488 GUENEBAULT, Dictionnaire iconographique de figures, légendes, et actes des Saints, et répertoire alphabétique des attributs donnés aux Saints par les artistes du moyen-âge, roy. 8vo. hf. bd. 10s 6d Abbé Migne, 1850 16489 JARVIS (Sam. F.) Chronological Introduction to the History of the Church, 8vo. cloth, 12s 16489*JOHANNIS VON EPHESUS Kirchen-Geschichte aus dem Syrischen übersetzt von Schönfelder, 8vo. cloth, 68 München, 1862


Bound up with LAND, Joannes Bischof von Ephesos, Leyden, 1856. 16490 JURIEU, Histoire critique des Dogmes et des Cultes, bons & mauvais, qui ont été dans l'Eglise, où l'on trouve l'origine de toutes les Idolatries de l'ancien Paganisme, 4to. vellum, 20s

Amst. 1704

16491 HERZOG, Real-Encyklopädie für Protestantische Theologie und Kirche, 18 vols. 1854-64; Supplement und Register, 4 vols. 1865-68-together 22 vols. roy. 8vo. cloth, contents lettered, £3. 10s Hamburg u. Gotha, 1854-68

An Encyclopædia of extreme importance, containing the biographies of all Churchmen from the earliest times, and explanations of every ceremonial, point of doctrine, or article of belief. Amongst the contributors are Gieseler, Hagenbach, Höfling, Hundeshagen, Lücke, Jul. Müller, Nitzsch, Schenkel, Thilo, Tholuck, Twesten, Ullman, and Umbreit.

16492 LABBÉ (Philippi) Nova Bibliotheca Manuscript. Librorum, 2 vols. folio, portrait of Foucquet, LARGE PAPER, the first leaf of dedication inlaid, old calf, £6. Parisiis, 1657

A collection of great historical value, comprising a number of early and mediæval Chronicles and Lives of Saints printed from the unpublished MSS. in various public and private libraries. It has now become very scarce. 16493 LEA (H. C.) Historical Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church, 8vo. (pub. 16s), cloth, 9s Philadelphia, 1867 "I know no work in English which has thrown more light on the moral condition of the Middle Ages, and none which is more fitted to dispel the gross illusions concerning that period which positive writers and writers of a certain Ecclesiastical School have conspired to sustain."-Lecky's History of European Morals, chap. v.

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