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the language of which is Norman-French with some striking
linguistic peculiarities. Amongst the saints' names in the Litany
are those of 'SS. Alban, Edmund, Cuthbert, Robert, and

17397 PSALTERIUM, cum Calendario, Litania, Symbolo

S. Athanasii et Precibus, sm. folio.

Illuminated English Manuscript on Vellum, with 8 rich borders, and 8 initial letters (the first historiated with David playing on the harp) and with numerous capitals, all finely executed in gold and colours, old blue velvet, gilt edges, in a case, £60.

about A.D. 1400-10
On the first leaf is written : “ Sum liber Johannis Hunt ex
dono Mariæ Lussher 1585.” On the margins are MS. memo-
randa respecting the Lusher, Hunt, Eston, Lee, Salvin, Bridgman,
Starkey and Sanders Families, who seem to have intermarried ;
extending at intervals from the time of Elizabeth to that of
George II.

The Calendar and the Litany are remarkably full of English
Saints' names.

The calligraphy of this fine volume is admirably perfect, and

the accessory ornainents are creditable to English taste.
17398 PSALTERIUM DAVIDIS cum Calendario, Can-

ticis, Symbolo S. Athanasii, Litania, Precibus, etc.

Splendid Manuscript on Vellum, written in a
large and fine style of calligraphy by an English
scribe about the beginning of the XVth century, with
numerous initial and capital letters, borders finely illu-
minated in gold and colours, morocco extra, gilt edges,

circa 1400-10 The Calendar of this splendid Manuscript includes the names of St. Chad, St. David, St. Winifred, St. John of Beverley, St. Wulstan, St. Swithin, St. Erckenwald, St. Edith, and appears to have been written probably either in the diocese of York or that of Lincoln. The feast of St. Hugh of Lincoln appears as a duplex. The book belonged to the Derby, Odyham, and Welles Families, in succession between 1440 and 1520. The Calendar contains various entries relating to them, e.g., Obiit Edwardus Welles An dñi 1514 and he lyes in saynt mary butholfe church; Obitus Margarete Derby, A. 1449; natus Wyllūs Odyham, 1501; Obytus Johis Vankelly, A. 1441; Obitus Johis Derby de London, 1479 ; Obitus Johne Derby de Rading, A. 1460 ; Obitus Johis Derby

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Aldermāni A. 1481; Obitus Will. Derby de Rading A. 1437; Obitus Randulphi Silkstone A. 1434 ; Obitus Elie Derby 1455; Nativitas Elysabethe Odyham A. 1498; and numerous similar entries. Prefixed are some diagrams, circles of Winds, etc. with explanations in English, in two places of which the Anglo-Saxon letter thorn is used for the th. These preliminary pieces were added in 1483, as appears by the date attached to the diagram for finding the Dominical Letter. At the end is a Modus Confitendi, followed by various Benedictiones, and an Inventory (in English) of Church furniture, commencing Furst a masse book." This is preceded by a curious list of battles that had taken place in the

Wars of the Roses between 1450 and 1471. 17399 PSALTERIUM ET PRECES CUM CALENDARIO,

large folio.

Splendidly illuminated English Manuscript on Vellum, in large missal-Gothic characters, with numerous beautiful borders and initial letters, the first initial B enclosing a very fine Miniature (4 inches square) of King David, seated and crowned, playing the Harp; bound in whole red morocco, gilt edges; a magnificent example of old English calligraphy and ornamental art, from the library of the late Owen Jones, and figured on two plates in Humphreys' Illuminated Books, £100.

circa A.D. 1430 That this MS. was executed in the South of England, is sufficiently proved by the entry in the Calendar of St. Erkenwald's day (Bishop of London and Abbot of Chertsey) as a major festival, while the special mention in the Litany of St. Swithin, St. Birin, and St. Edith, points to its use in some locality near the junction of Hampshire, Dorset, and Wiltshire. It may therefore be safely assumed that we have here a grand liturgical MS. from the school of Salisbury in the early part of Henry VI's reign.

Mr. Humphreys, writing of this identical MŠ., observes that as the fine specimen from the Psalter exemplifies the completeness of the style we have previously illustrated and here we see that style carried out with a continuous border, each feature growing out of the other with a completeness of design seldom met with in modern works, and forming quite a study for the ornamental designer of any class. It is a superb example of the period, the relative proportion of solid and open work producing a most pleasing effect of richness and variety.”

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17400 THE PRIMER | IN ENGLISHE AND LATINE, I set out along, after

the vse of | Sar: with many godlie and deuoute prai | ers: as
it apeareth in the table 1 Jhon Kyngston, and Henry Sutton,
1557-Here begynneth the Pystles and Gospels, of euerye
Son- | day and holy day in the yere, Wyllyam Powell

, s. a.-
2 vols. in 1, small 4to. printed in red and black, gothic letter,
the Latin in a smaller Gothic type on the margin, olive morocco
extra, gilt edges, £22. 10s

QUEEN MARY's Book. The first leaf after the title begins with the
Athanasian Creed, so that, including the title, there are nine preliminary
leaves. From this it seems that the Almanac and Kalendar are wanting. But
copies are so rare that it is impossible to ascertain the exact truth by com-
parison. The text contains 136 leaves, signatures A to R in eights. The
Pystles and Gospels which form a second part in the above volume, 68 leaves,
with a set of signatures (A to R in fours), are of a very rare edition and are

17401 THE PRY | MER in Englishe | and Latine, / after Salisbury

set out at | length wyth many Prayers | and goodlye
Pyctures,-Newelye Imprynted | thys present yeare. I 1557. I
12mo. printed in black and red, the English in Gothic, the Latin
in Roman letter, in parallel columns ; with numerous woodcuts ;
fine copy in the original calf binding, £25.

Assygnes of Jhon Wayland, 1557 VERY RARE. The title is within a woodcut border. It forms with the calendar eight preliminary leaves, the last of which bears the catch-word “ The Passyon” (which is a mistake, as the head-line “ The Passyon” only begins on the fifth ensuing leaf). Then follows the text, signatures B-Dd

in eights,—the signature Z being skipped in the series without any deficiency.
17402 THE PRIMER, or Office of the blessed Virgin Marie, in Latin and

English, according to the reformed Latin, 12mo. printed in red
and black, with small engravings, very fine copy in the original
(rebacked) calf, with a crucifixion stamped in gold on the sides,

Antwerp, Arnold Conings, 1604
The Primer ends on folio 292. It is followed by 106 pp. which contain
" the Hymns through the whole year” and “the Prayers with their Anti-
phonaes and Versicles through the year,” these two parts being in English
only. The “R. V.” whose initials appear below the preface was probably
Richard Verstegan.

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17403 York MANUAL. Ad laudem dei et honorē tūäqz non immerito

ECCLIE EBORACEŇ., sm. 4to. slightly cut in bottom margins, sold
therefore not subject to collation, calf, £84.

Per Wynandum de Worde, 1509
Only one other copy of this is known, which is in the Bodleian Library.
There is no mention of the book hy Dibdin and Ames, and no copy has ever
appeared in the auctions. The extraordinary rarity of the York Service books
is a well-known and curious fact.

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17404 MANUALE et Processionale ad usum Insignis Ecclesiæ Eboracensis,

edidit Henderson, 8vo. music in square, notes on four lines, cloth, 258

Surtees Society, 1875 17405 Sarum. MANUALE ad usum ecclesie Sarisburiensis, sm. fol.

printed in red and black, with music, a woodcut of the Crucifixion in the middle of the book (two or three leaves missing at end), in the original English stamped binding, with figures of nondescripts, men, women, and trees in the ornamental borders, £20.

Parisiis, Fr. Regnault, 1529 Almost unique, only one other copy being recorded. It was more usual to bind these books in Paris before sending them to London, but the present

binding appears to be wholly English. 17406 [MANUALE.] Sacra Institutio Baptizandi: Matrimonium

Celebrandi : Infirmos ungendi : mortuos sepeliendi ; ac alii nonnulli Ritus Ecclesiastici iuxta usum insignis Ecclesiæ Sarisburiensis, small 4to. brown morocco antique, gilt edges, £20.

Duaci, Laurentius Kellam, 1604 VERY RARE. Portions of the Baptism and Marriage Services are in English. The Douay editions of the Manual (of which none appears to have been printed after 1610) were carried into England by disguised priests, and seldom escaped destruction when their owners were caught or hunted. Hence they are comparatively more rare than even those of Queen Mary's time.

There is a copy in Gough's collection in the Bodleian. I find no note of 17407 York PONTIFICAL. Liber Pontificalis Chr. Bainbridge Archiepis

copi Eboracensis, edited by Dr. Henderson, 8vo. containing the

music in square notes on four lines, cloth, 158 Surtees Society, 1875 17408 PONTIFICAL of Egbert, Archbishop of York, 723-766, 8vo. cloth, 9s

Surtees Society, 1853 17409 Sarum. PROCESSIONALE ad vsus insignis ecclie Sar. obser

uandos accomodū presertim in iis que in habendis processionibus
ad cerimoniarū splendorē faciūt imprimis opportunū, sm. 4to.
gothic letter, printed in red and black, with woodcuts, and the
Music throughout, calf neat, £50.
in officina Vidue Christophori Ruremundensis . . . sumptibus

Johannis Raynes, 1544 17410

the same, sm. 4to. a very fine and very large copy in blue morocco extra, gilt edges, £84.

1544 EXCESSIVELY RARE. Apparently only two other copies are known, one in the British Museum, the other in the Bodleian. Lowndes registers these as two separate editions, through an imperfect apprehension of the colophon

in the Bodleian copy, which he or some one for him must have examined. 17411 PROCESSIONALE ad vsum insignis ecclesie Sarisbu. obser

uandos (sic) accommodum prefertim (sic) in iis que in habendis processionibus ad cerimoniarum splendorem faciunt imprimis opportunū: iam denuo ad calculos reuocatum : et a multis quibus ipsum viciatum erat mendis, purgatum atque tersum, sm. 4to. gothic letter, printed in black and red, with all the Music, slightly wormed but otherwise a fine copy in old calf, £25.

T. R. (Thomas Raynald), 1555 The Processionals are amongst the rarest of the English liturgical printed books, because, in the first place, there were less of them needed for publication, and, in the second place, they were most eagerly sought for and destroyed by


the Protestants of Elizabeth's reign, as from their very name and nature they were identified with the most detested ceremonies of the pompous Church of Rome. Of the several editions said to have been printed in the year 1555 of the above Processional (perhaps their difference consisted merely in the varying title-pages added by publishers), I can only find mention of four or five copies

as having occurred for sale during the past forty years. 17412 PROCESSIONALE ad vsum insignis ac preclare Ecclesie Sar

pluribus quibus scatebat mendis : iam recens quam vigilantissime repurgatum, sm. 4to. woodcuts, gothic letter, printed in black and red, with the Music, hf. calf, fine copy, £50.

Antuerpie, apud Melchiorem Endouianū, 1558 The last edition of the Sarum Processionale. It is excessively rare ; only

two copies being recorded, both at Oxford (New College and Bodleian). 17413 Durham. RITUAL of the Church of Durham, Latin and Saxon, 8vo. cloth, 15s

Surtees Society, 1840


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6. GERMANIC CHURCHES. 17414 MISSALE FRISINGENSE, folio, a fine work printed in black and

red Gothic Letters, except the Canon which is in Roman characters, and printed on vellum, with numerous woodcuts, including the large Crucifixion ; in the original stamped pigskin, £6. 158

Monachii, Adam Berg, 1579 The great rarity of the earlier Frisingen Missals is stated in the preface

to have occasioned the publication of this new and corrected edition. 17415 PSALTERIUM DAVIDIS CUM LITANIIS ET PRECIBUS

PIIS, stout small 8vo.

Illuminated MS. on Vellum of the early part of the 13th century, written in the Diocese of Utrecht, and enriched with numerous historical initials, as well as borders to every page, and 11 miniatures of an archaic and very remarkable character; forming a valuable and important example of ancient Low German art, in very fine clean condition, in old green velvet binding, size 54 inches by 4, in a brown morocco

about A.D. 1220 17416 AGENDA ECCLESIÆ MOGUNTINENSIS, per Sebastianum Archie

piscopum Moguntinum auctior et emendatior jam denuo typis evulgata, sm. folio, printed in red and black with large type, woodcut of the Crucifixion, in the original stamped hogskin, £2.

Moguntiæ, Francisc. Behem, 1551 7. MONASTIC SERVICE BOOKS.

. a. Augustinians. 17417 OFFICIA propria Sanctorum Canonicorum Regularium, sm. 8vo.

frontispiece, bound in calf richly gilt and ornamented, a fine example of Italian work in the last century, £4. 4s

Mediolani, 1751

case, £80.

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