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sm. 4to. printed in red and black, with the Music, and some small woodcuts, in the original Venetian morocco binding, with the name of Sor Camilla Raimondina in gold on the sides, RARE, £3.

Venet. hered. Junto, 1546 17369 CERIMONIALE EPISCOPORUM jussu Clementis VIII reformatum,

sm. folio, title within a border of finely engraved figures, uncut,


Cerqueira Japonensis Episcop. opera ad vsum sui cleri ordinatum,
sm. 4to. wormed, title mended, and last leaf defective, old calf,
from the Sunderland library, £50.

Nangasaquii, in Collegio Japonico Societatis Iesv, 1605
RARITY in Europe. It is printed upon native paper in Roman letters, red and
black, with musical notes. It contains title ; 2 prel. 11. ; calendar 6 ll.; text

414 pp.; Table, 4 pp. Sign. +, ++, A-Zz, a-f, all in fours, and *, 2 leaves. 17370 ORDINE da tenersi nel dar l'Abito monacale alle fanciulle ; e Ordino

d'ammettere le novizie alla professione, 2 parts in 1 vol. folio,
old calf gilt, 158

Firenze, 1709 17371 SACERDOTALE ROMANUM

in quo omnia Sacramentorum officia, excommunicationum canones, etc. continentur, sm. 4to. printed in red and black, gothic letter, with music and woodcuts, limp vellum, £2. 88

Venetiis, 1585 17372 SACERDOTALE ROMANUM ad consuetudinem S. Romanæ Ecclesiæ

aliarumq; Ecclesiarum, sm. 4to. lit. goth. in red and black, with
musical notes, old leather binding, with clasps, £4.

Venet. ap. Sessam (with device), 1585
Folios 319 reverse to 328 obverse (i.e., 18 pp.) contain a " Compendium
Musice” with illustrations. This is valuable for the study of old Church

17373 SACRAMENTORUM libellus secundum Romanam Ecclesiam jussu

Cypriani Pallavicini Archiep. Genuensis ad usum cleri dioccesis
Genuensis nuper editus, sm. 8vo. lit. goth. in red and black
with musical notes and woodcuts, vellum, fine copy, £2.

Venetiis, 1579

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PELLECHET, Livres Liturgiques—see No. 17324.
17374 MISSALE GALLICANUM, sm. folio, MS. on vellum, written in

double columns in a bold Gothic hand, with ornamental painted
initials, bound in vellum, from the library of the late Dr. Todd, of
Trinity College, Dublin, £90.

About A.D. 1250
Written in Normandy in the reign of Henry III of England, before the
duchy was formally transferred to the French king.

On the last leaf but one is a prayer for Rex Karolus (Charles IV of
France) added between 1322 and 1328.

The Gallican character of this missal is pointed out by Dr. Todd, whose
printed description is pasted on the fly-leaves." He held that the MS. had been
written in or before 1173, when Thomas à Becket was canonized, because the
original scribe left blanks (afterwards filled in by another) for the collects and
secreta of his office, as if the service had not yet been definitely settled.

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17375 EVANGELISTARIUM, sive Lectiones ex Evan

geliis pro dominicis et feriis per anni curriculum, Latine, 4to. Carlovingian Manuscript on Vellum,

with splendid Miniatures ; 395 leaves (10 by 71 inches), the headings in fine Roman capitals or beautiful large Uncials ; some in Rustic capitals : illuminated with royal magnificence, many pages written in gold on purple ground and gold on white ground; enclosed in a morocco case, £1000.

About A.D. 870 This superb MS. is a marvel of sumptuous artistic decoration, and was probably executed for Charles the Bald, whose affection for fine MSS. is well known to the students of palæographical history. The first four leaves are occupied by full-length figures of the four Evangelists, each of whom is represented as writing his Gospel, the opening sentence of which is on a scroll in letters of gold, the background of each painting being decorated with a rich pattern of leafwork. The fifth leaf presents the Salvator Mundi seated on a gold arc. Folio 6 is a splendid page of interlaced capitals--a blaze of gold-signifying in 15 letters “ LEGENDUM PER ANNI CURRICULUM. " On the reverse are curiously interlaced three capitals, signifying“ Dominus.” Page 10 presents the word “SEQUENTIA,” a marvel of interlacement in goldand rich colours : pp. 12-13 bear the words “ EVANGELII SECUNDUM in the same style, but entirely varied in detail. presents two large intricately designed letters, within which are worked the words “RESPONDEANT OMNES, GLORIA TIBI DOMINE." On p. 15, from the maze of interlaced golden letters, we decipher “ IN ILLO TEMPORE ; pp. 16-17 contain in gold uncial characters the opening of St. Matthew's Gospel. To pass on for want of space, pp. 35-8 have an empurpled ground, shadowed with white in leaf pattern, on which are emblazoned the lessons of the Festival of the PURIFICATION, in gold uncial letters. 171-4 are the lessons of MAUNDY-THURSDAY, in gold semi-uncial characters on white ground. Then for the great festival of EASTER are 17 gorgeous pages of intricate golden letters on empurpled ground, most delicately shadowed with white in different devices, the text in uncial and semi-uncial characters of gold. No description, however, can do justice to this noble monument of ancient art, which is one of the finest existing productions of the revival of learning and taste under Charlemagne. The uncial letters are of extraordinary beauty, but they are not finer than the large Roman capitals, which are also used for headings.

The festival of Epiphany is headed by its ancient and unusual name Theophania ; in the text the diphthongs æe and o are found usually written as two separate letters, and the general correctness of the scribe is remarkable. In the large

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miniatures (each occupying a full page) it is evident, from the manner in which the Illuminator depicted St. Mark and St. Luke, that the Chrysography in this very volume was executed by means of an ordinary pen dipped in fluid gold.

Among the various choice collections of Manuscripts that have been dispersed of late years, it is doubtful if there was any volume to compare with the present, which is indeed a treasure

the richest collector might be proud to possess. 17376 L'OFFICE DE LA SEMAINE SAINTE, 8vo. plates, bound in red

morocco extra, gilt edges, with the Arms of the Cardinal de Bouillon on the sides, in a case, £25.

(Paris, about 1660) This is not, as one night imagine from the name of the book, one of the usual elaborate mercantile bindings of handsome exterior which are often found on the Semaine Sainte-the publisher's covering: it is a beautiful Le Gasconesque dress exeouted specially for this copy and the prince-cardinal whose arms are on it. The geometrical pattern of the publisher's plaque has been imitated very nearly by hand, but all the spaces between have been filled with delicate pointillé ornament in gold, so that the.sides present an appearance of extreme richness and splendour. The tooling is so minute and tine that it must have been the work of some one who had learnt his art under Le Gascon. The binding was done about 1671, the year in which the young Cardinal was

enrolled in the order of the Saint-Esprit.
17377 OFFICIUM BEATÆ MARIA VIRGINIS pro quatuor anni temporibus,

etc. 24mo. bound in silk, covered with silver filigree work, five
exquisitely painted enamels on porcelain, set as bosses on each side,
and ten small Amethysts inserted as accessory ornaments, in an
olive morocco case,

Parisiis, 1673 17378 SEGUIN, Livre des Celebrants, contenant les offices divins,

sm. 8vo. red morocco extra, gilt edges, by Derome, with the arms of the Cardinal de Soubise, on the sides in gold, £7. 10s

Paris, 1730 17379 L'OFFICE DE LA SEMAINE SAINTE à l'usage de la maison

du Roy. 8vo. plates, red morocco extra, gilt edges, the sides and back lavishly adorned with gold tooling of arabesques and flowers, with the royal arms and cipher, £12. 12s

Paris, 1732 Inscribed “ ex libris” of Henri Augustin d'Alez d’Anduse, Vicar-general

of the diocese of Bayeux. 17380 HORÆ B. V. M. (secundum usum Gallicanum),


Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, with 20 exquisite Miniatures, elegant borders of the ivy-leaf pattern, on some of which appear grotesque figures, old calf, in a morocco case, £40.

(Meaux, or Soissons, circa 1370) This little Manuscript stands in artistic value above most accessible examples of the kind. It is less showy and brilliant, but superior in real merit to even the costliest articles that are usually met with. For grace of design and natural truth, we might especially instance the picture in which the Virgin in bed is giving suck to the new-born Christ; the Adoration of the

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three Kings; the presentation of the child at the altar; and an admirably grouped picture showing the Betrayal of Christ. The backgrounds are of richly varied ornamental patterns, different in each of the twenty miniatures, and indicating unusual fertility of fancy in the artist. Three leaves appear to be deficient in the text.

The book itself has further interest as belonging to an unusual and local type of the Livres d'Heures. Two entries in the Calendar—" Sanctus Marcus de Suesione,on the 7th October, and “Sanctus Germanus de Pratis," on the 27th May ---are not found in this form in other Books of Hours; while the feast of St. Fiacre appears as a Duplex on the 30th of August. It

may hence be inferred that the MS. was executed either at

Meaux or Soissons: 17381 HORÆ BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS, 12mo. Beautiful Illumina

Illuminated MS. on Vellum, with slender ivy-leaf borders and 17 Miniatures in the style called Camaieu-gris, the figures painted and shaded in grisaille on coloured backgrounds, by which a striking and remarkable effect is produced.

Bound in ancient morocco, rebacked, the sides covered with gold tooling, in which appear the limaçon, the potau-feu, and the monograms, PP, BB, DÒ, and ÝM, each encircled by S fermé, £160. About A.D. 1400

The last twenty-five leaves are entirely in French, including a long hymn in rhyme, in a style of language which offers more than the usual crop of linguistic peculiarities-many of them to be explained not merely by the age of the MS. There is a leaf missing near the end in the French part.

The entry in the Calendar in golden letters, and in the Litany, of the name of Sainctin, Bishop of Meaux, seems to point out the diocese in which the MS. was executed, but the entry under the 29th July of St. Guillaume Bishop of St. Brieuc, whose name is seldom found in such MSS., may indicate a more northerly provenance. The miniatures are remarkable for their artistic beauty.

The office is Gallican, as appears from the fact that in the prayers which immediately succeed the Litany the prayer

for nostrum regemstands before that for the Pope. 17382 HORÆ BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS, cum Calendario,

stout small 8vo. (12mo.)

Illuminated Manuscript on Vellum, with 16 Miniatures, enclosed within clegant ivy-leaf borders, old French mor. extra, gt. ed. £60. cir. A.D. 1420

The Calendar is in French, and numerous Hymns and

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Prayers in that language are found in the text. From the
names of Saints in the Calendar it is evident that the book was
written in Le Maine or Anjou, probably the former. We find
the names of St. Julien du Mans, St. Kales (worshipped in the
same province), St. Aubin d'Angers, St. Morillon (Bishop of

Angers), St. Cyprien de Poictiers, etc.

Beautiful Manuscript on Vellum, 46 large and
small Miniatures, most of them printed on a ground
of the chess-board pattern, every page decorated
with a graceful border, in remarkably

fine preserva-
tion, being as brilliant and clear throughout as though
written yesterday, bound in velvet, and enclosed in a
black morocco case, £120. ? Troyes, about 1450

This is a charming volume, in the freshest and finest

possible state.
17384 HEURES A LUSAIGE DE PARIS, 8vo. printed

on vellum, 100 leaves, with numerous large and
small engravings, and engraved border (including a
series of the Dance of Death) in a sixteenth or early
seventeenth century binding of mottled citron morocco,
with elegant interlaced pattern on the sides and back,

in a morocco case, £125. (Simon Vostre, 1508)
17383 GRINGOIRE (Pierre) HEVRES DE NOSTRE DAME translatees de

latin en Francoys & mises en rhyme, Additionnees de plusieurs
chātz royaulx figurez & moralisez auec plusieurs belles
Oraisons & Rondeaulx . . . sm. 8vo. beautiful woodcuts by
Geoffroy Tory, fine copy in blue morocco, vellum fly-leaves, gilt
edges, extremely rare, from the Beckford library, £25.

Paris, Odin Petit (1541)
The woodcuts, which are very fine, are by Geoffroy Tory, and bear his

mark of the Lorraine cross.
17386 HEURES NOUVELLES tirées de la Sainte Ecriture, écrites et

gravées par L. SENAULT, 12mo. engraved throughout as specimens
of penmanship, with ornamental letters and vignettes, splendidly
bound in morocco super extra, tooled sides and back, gilt edges, by
Holloway, Sir Charles Price's copy, £3. Paris, s. d. (cir. 1680-85)

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17387 MISSALE MIXTUM secundum regulam beati Isidori dictum

MOZARABES, notis et appendice ab Alexandro Lesleo
ornatum, 4to. with the music, calf, £2. 10s

Rome, 1755
A fine scholarly work, with a preface of great historical value.

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