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16945 EUSEBE, Discours touchant les miracles attribuez par les Payens à

Appollonius de Tyane, traduit par Cousin, 12mo. old French black morocco, gilt edges, 218

Paris, 1684 16946

on the Theophania, translated from an ancient Syriac version by Samuel Lee, 8vo. cloth, 2s 6d Cambridge, 1843 16947 GREGORY (St.) MORALI DI SANCTO GREGORIO Papa

sopra la vita di Job propheta (volgarizzati da Zanobi da Strata ed un anonimo), 3 vols. sm. folio, Editio Princeps, vellum, gilt backs, from Dr. Wellesley's library, £7.

Firenze, Nicholo di Lorenzo della Magna, 1486 This is one of the testi di lingua quoted by the Cruscans.

Questa edizione è della maggior rarità.”Haym. 16948 GREGORII NYSSENI OPUSCULA nonnulla, Gr. et Lat. nunc

primum edita per F. Ducæam, Ingolstadii, 1596–S. Joannis Chrysostomi quòd difficile sit Episcopum agere dialogus G. Brixio interprete, Genero, 1541-S. Jean Chrysostome Discours de la verité du S. Sacrement, traduict par F. Morel, Paris, 1596—3 vols. in 1, 12mo. red morocco extra, gilt edges, with arms and monogram of the Marquis de Menars in gold on sides and

back, from the Beckford library, £14. 16949 HIERONIMI (S.) Epistolae, large folio, very fine copy, with

painted capitals, blue MOROCCO super extra, broad borders of gold, gilt edges, £20. Sine ulla nota (Argentorati, J. Mentelin, 1468)

Extremely rare. The Lomenie copy sold for 1196 francs 95 centimes, and the Brienne Laire for 1200 francs. Although the edition printed at Rome in 1468 is generally considered the first, it will always be a doubtful point, as Mentelin's text is less complete, several letters to be found in the Roman not being in his. Mentelin's certainly could not have been printed later than 1469, as there is a copy in the Bibliothèque Nationale on which the

binder, J. Rychenbach, has marked his name with the date 1469. 16950 HIERONYMI (Beatissimi) Epistolæ (ex recensione Theodori

Lelii), 2 vols. thick folio, the initials illuminated, one of them containing a miniature, and the capitals painted; fine copy in the original stamped sheepskin binding, from the Sunderland library, £16. 16s

Ia. Ru. (sine loco et anno ; circ. A.D. 1472) Presentation copy to the Abbey of S. Maria ad Gratias at Neustift in the Tyrol, from Eleanor of Scotland, Archduchess of Austria and Countess of Tyrol. This appears from a MS. inscription in each volume, which must have been written not later than 1479, as the Scottish princess died in 1480.

This rare edition (formerly referred to Jacobus Rubeus at Venice, and Ulrich Hahn at Rome) is now generally assigned to Sixtus Riessinger at Naples. The type seems certainly to be the same as was used by him ; but whence comes the inscription at the end, “Ia. Ru.”? Neither Brunet nor Graesse attempts to explain it, although they both state that this was the cause of the older assignment to Jacobus Rubeus. There is a mystery about the matter,for if we judge from the early Tyrolian inscription (probably written about 1475), and from the fact that another copy, which passed through the market many years ago, belonged, about 1480, to a nobleman of Rovigo,-it would seem, in connexion also with the circumstance that the two volumes were reprinted at Parma in_1480—that the “Ia. Ru.” edition must have been produced in North-east Italy. Thus it becomes an interesting problem for the history of early typography in Italy. The book is printed in a small type, usually called semi-gothic but really pure Roman, in double columns of 50 lines to a The last page finishes as follows :-“finis secundi voluminis Epis

tolarum Beatissimi Hieronymi. Veritas Vincit. Ja. Ru.” So fine a copy

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cleanness, absence of wormholes, and general excellence of condition, it would

perhaps be impossible to find again. 16951 HIERONYMI Opera (Expositiones super libros Bibliorum), 8 vols.

bound in 3, folio, with very beautiful Capital Letters, engraved on wood, old stamped vellum binding, from the Sunderland library,

Venetiis, Joann. et Gregor. de Gregoriis, 1497-8 Printed partly in Roman and partly in Gothic. The contents are given

on the first page of the book. The printer's device appears twice in the vols. 16952 IGNATII (S.) Epistolæ septem genuinæ, quas collegit S. Polycarpus

suæque ad Philippenses epistolæ subjecit, Gr. et Lat. royal 8vo. LARGE PAPER, old crimson morocco gilt, gilt edges, from the Sunderland library, £3. 38

Oxon. 1708 16952*CORPUS IGNATIANUM : a complete collection of the Ignatian

Epistles, genuine, interpolated, and spurious, in Syriac, Greeli and Latin, with English translation of the Syriac, by Cureton, roy. 8vo. sd. 12s

Berlin, 1849 16953 JOANNIS CHRYSOSTOMI (Sancti) OPERA OMNIA, Graece et

Latine, nova interpretatione, præfationibus, notis, variis lectionibus illustrata et nova Vita, Appendicibus, Onomastico, Indicibus locupletata, studio BERNARDI DE MONTFAUCON, 13 vols. large folio, best Edition, portrait, fine copy, in vellum, £11.

Paris, 1718-38 16954 JOANNIS CHRYSOSTOMI Conciunculæ sex, Greece, Basileæ, 1526

Ejusdem Homilia quod nemo læditur nisi a seipso, Græce, Paris, 1541-Nectarii et Joannis Chrysostomi Orationes, Gr. et Lat. ib. 1554-Gregorii Nysseni Orationes duæ, Gr. et Lat. Lips. 1564 -4 vols. in 1, 12mo. fine copies in blue morocco extra, gilt edges, with the first arms and monogram of Thuanus in gold on sides and back, from the Beckford library, £18. 18s

1526-64 This was probably one of the first volumes bound for De Thou, who began his collection with the books left by his uncle Adrien in 1570, and

increased it with those of his father in 1582. 16955 JUSTINI (S.) MARTYRIS OPERA, Græce et Latine (edente Frid.

Sylburgio), folio, LARGE PAPER, portrait, old calf, clean copy, autograph of Stephanus Baluzius on title, from the Sunderland library, £2. 168

Lutet. Paris. 1615 16956

Opera omnia, Gr. et Lat. recensuit J. C. T. Otto, 3 vols. in 2, 8vo. calf gilt, 22s

Ienae, 1847-50 16957 LACTANTII OPERA, folio, beautiful Manuscript

on Vellum, by an Italian Scribe, with rich border and initial letters, finely illuminated in gold and colours, morocco extra, joints, gilt edges, in the antique style by Thompson of Paris, £20.

circa 1480 It will always be interesting to possess an ancient MS. containing the works of “the Christian Cicero." Lactantius combines in himself the double character of an almost classical

Latin author and a foremost Father of the Christian Church. 16958 LACTANTII FIRMIANI DE DIUINIS INSTITUTIÕIBUS

ADUERSUS GENTES . . LIBRI . . folio, Editio Princeps,

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with the two rare leaves of Errata, red morocco extra,
gilt edges, by BEDFORDhis last work, £160.

In monasterio Sublacensi, 1465
This is not only the FIRST EDITION OF THE BOOK, but is also
the FIRST DATED BOOK which issued from the first Italian press,

and the FIRST BOOK IN WHICH GREEK CHARACTERS appeared. 16959 LACTANTIUS, folio, Editio Princeps, WITH THE

ERRATA, very fine copy in red morocco super extra,
rich gold tooling, gilt edges, from the Beckford library,
£250.

În monasterio Sublacensi, 1465
This
copy

was bound for Count Dmitri Buturlin and formed
part of his second collection.

It has a special interest as containing an inscription by the rubricator, who gives his name as Nico. W.-Who was he?-a German monk in the monastery, or a German workman from Maintz associated with Schweinheim ? There is so little known concerning the first Italian press at Subbiaco that even this

little item has its value. 16960

idem opus, folio, Editio Princeps, with
the Errata; Grolier's copy in the original smooth
orange morocco binding, the sides covered with a grand
geometrical design of interlacements tooled in 'broad
compartments of silver, with elegant subsidiary orna-
ments of Mosaic character in green, red, and gold, the
centre on the front side bearing the words “Lactantivs
Firmianvs Opera," that on the lower cover "in
monasterio Svblacensi M.cccc.lxv.," and the usual
inscription " Io. Grolierii et amicorvm” on the front
at the bottom, in a red morocco case, £500.
Sub ano dni. M.CCCC.LXV. In uenerabili

monasterio Sublacensi. Deo gratias (1465)
The ornamentation on the back of this marvellous volume
is like the subsidiary arabesques on the sides, and it is still
visible, although some Italian marquis in the seventeenth
century had his own coronet and monogram superposed, and
notwithstanding that two of the compartments have been
attacked by worms. The glorious sides, however, have only

yielded to time and lost a little of their freshness.
16961 LACTANTIUS de divinis Institutionibus, de ira Dei, etc. folio,

second edition of the text, and the first printed at Rome, fine copy
in brown morocco extra, gilt edges, £80.

Rome, Conradus Suueynheym Arnoldusque Pannarts, 1468
From Didot's library. This edition is, perhaps, of equal rarity with the

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first, which had been produced three years earlier by the same printers at

Subbiaco. 16962 LACTANTII Opera cum notis variorum commentariis, sm. 8vo.

fine copy in red morocco, gold tooling, gilt edges, by Boyer, from the Beckford library, 28s

Lugd. Bat. 1660 16963 LACTANTIUS. Traité de Lactance de la mort des persecuteurs de

l'Eglise, mis en François par M. Maucroix, 12mo. old red morocco gilt, gilt edges, by Boyer, FINE COPY, from the Sunderland library, 28s

Paris, 1680 With the autograph of Baluze, for whom probably the book was bound. 16964 NICOLAI PRIMI Pont. Maximi Epistolae, folio,

LARGE PAPER, in the original smooth brown morocco, the back covered with fleurs-de-lis in gold, and the sides richly gilt with a geometrical and arabesque pattern, comprising both kinds of the ornamentation which is characteristic of the collector, the full-page fillet-work being, à fers azurés; GROLIER'S COPY, with his name “ Io. Grolierii et amicorum ” and the title of the book

. on the front-cover, his motto “Portio mea Domine sit in terra viventium” on the back; enclosed in a red morocco case, £300.

Romae, 1542 This beautiful specimen of Grolier's library comes from the Marlborough collection. It is No. 185 in Le Roux de Lincy's list, where the binding is described thus, “Reliure d'une grande

magnificence et dans un état parfait de conservation." 16965 NILI Epistolæ nunc primum editæ ex Bibliotheca Medicæa,

operâ Petri Possini, Græce et Latine, 4to. beautifully bound in red morocco extra, edges marbled and gilt, with the royal arms on the sides and the crowned cipher on the backs, from the Sunderland library, £7.

Parisiis, 1657 Bound by Boyer about the year 1670-80. 16966 ORIGENIS .. Homiliæ .. divo Hieronymo interprete, sm. folio, a few leaves slightly wormed, oak boards, £2. 10s

Ven. in ædib., Aldi, 1503 The flyleaf was portion of an eleventh-century Ms. on vellum. The Prefatio ad Lectorem, which is anonymous, contains an interesting passage concerning the partnership of Aldus and his father-in-law and the great

learning of the former. 16967 PATRICII (S.) Synodi, Canones, Opuscula et scriptorum quæ

supersunt fragmenta, scholiis illustrata a Villanueva, 8vo. ods. 10s

Dublini, 1835 16968 TERTULLIANI Opera . . diligentia Nic. Rigaltii; Ph. Priorius

argumenta et notas adjecit; acc. Novatiani tractatus, etc. roy. folio, LARGE PAPER, ruled with red lines, old red morocco gilt, with the Arms of the Comte de Brioude on sides, gilt edges, FINE COPY, from the Sunderland library, £5. 58

Lut. Paris. 1675 A very fine example of Boyer's art,

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2. WORKS OF THE SCHOOLMEN.

16970 ALBERTUS MAGNUS de adherendo Deo, nudato intellectu et

affectu—Johannis GERSON Tractatulus de Remediis contra Pusillanimitatem-Epistola BONAVENTURE de Modo ProficiendiBonaventure doctrina Juvenum : de Informatione Noviciorum et Juvenum-4 parts in 1 vol. sm. folio, half vellum, £2.

s. 1. & a. (Ulma, J. Zainer, circa 1473) Printed in Roman characters. All the early books thus printed in

Germany are very rare. 16971 BERNARDI (S.) Opera omnia, recognita, digesta, notis et indicibus

illustrata, curis Joannis Mabillon, editio quarta emendata, 6 vols.

in 4, roy. 8vo. half russia, marbled edges, £3. 3s Parisiis, 1839 16972 Hugo [DE SANCTO VICTORE.) INCIPIT DIDASCALON MAGISTRI HUGONIS DE STUDIO LEGĒDI (cum aliis tractatibus], sm. folio. vellum, £4.4s

Sine nota [Argent. circ. 1475] This famous schoolman died about 1140 or 1142. 16973 LULLIUS. Practica cõpendiosa artis Raymūdi Lul; explanatio

compēdiosaq'applicatio artis illuminati doctoris magistri Raymundi Lull.. per Bernardū de lauinheta . . edita, sm. folio, woodcuts and diagrams, calf, £2. 10s

Lugduni, 1523 16974

Libro de la Concepcion virginal, traducido por Don Alonzo de Zepeda, Latin y Español, 12mo. vellum, 36s

Brusselas, 1664 His theory concurs with the dogma that was established by Pius IX.

Many queer matters are discussed in relation to the Virgin's parents. 16975

Opusculum de auditu Kabbalistico, folding tables and diagrams, 1578–Articuli Fidei quos Raymundus Lullius probat, engraved diagram, 1578-2 vols. in 1, 16mo. veau fauve extra, gilt edges, £2. 28

Paris, 1578 16976 THOMÆ AQUINATIS SECUNDA SECUNDÆ SUMMÆ

THEOLOGICÆ, folio, Printed upon Vellum, first page in each vol. and initials finely illuminated ; lower plain margins of several ll. cut off, and seven leaves wanting; otherwise in beautiful condition, old calf, with Marlborough Arms on sides, from the Sunderland library, £50.

Mogunt. Fust et Schoeffer, 1467 The imprint of the book is perfect, and the copy

is almost entirely throughout a fine and large one, in beautifully fresh preservation. When we reckon up the brief tale of titles of books dated in the fourteen-sixties, and consider their inaccessibility and their usually high prices, it must be admitted that

this example, printed on vellum, is a singularly cheap one. 16977 AQUINATIS (S. Thomæ) Summa totius Theologiæ, 12 vols. 18mo. ruled with red lines, green calf gilt, £4.

Romæ, 1619 This edition has the advantage of a copious general Index.

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