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18 ANGLO-SAXON. Elstob (Eliz.). An English-Saxon Homily on the

Birth-day of St. Cregory: Anciently used in the English-Saxon Church.
Giving an Account of the Conversion of the English from Paganism to
Christianity.

H’ith an engraved frontispiece and a vignetle on the title by S.
Cribelin.
Svo, full calf gill, & e. London. Printed by W. Bowyer, 1709.

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8s 6d 49 ANNE (Saint). An Abridgment of the Prerogatives of St. Ann, Mother

of the Mother of God. With the Approbation of the Doctors at Paris,
and thence done into English to accompany The Contemplations on the
Life and Glory of Holy Mary. To which a Preface is added concerning
the Original of the Story.
Small 4to, boards. London, 1688.

5s 50 ANNE (Queen of England). The Life of her late Majesty Queen Anne,

as well before her Accession to the Throne as after. Together with
all the Transactions of her Reign.

With engraved portrait of the Queen by Vander Gucht.
Svo, original panelled calf. London, 1721.

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8s 6d *** From the Military Library of Viscount Wolseley, Field-Marshal of England, with

his book-plate. 51 ANONYMOUS. Tragedie of King Charles I., basely butchered

in which is included the Several Combinations and machination that brought that incomparable Prince to the Block, the overtures hapning at the famous Seige of Colchester, The Tragicall fals of Sir Charles Lucas and Sir George Lisle, the Just Reward of the Leveller Rains-, borough, Hamilton and Bailies Trecheries, in delivering the late Scottish Army into the hands of Cromwell and the designe the Rebels have to destroy the Royal Posterity.

Small 4to (some headlines and fore part of the title cut by binder), new boards: Printed in the year 1649. .

£8 8s An excessively rare piece, preceded by six pages of poetry. Shakespeare and his fellow dramatists are referred to in The Prologue to the Gentry,”

“Though Johnson. Shakespeare, Goite, and Davenant,
Brave Sucklin, Beaumont, Fletcher, Shurley want
The Life of Action, and their learned lines
Are loathed, by the Monsters of the times:
Yet your refined Soules, can penetrate

Their depth of merit;" etc.
These lines are very interesting, as showing the state of feeiing entertained by the

Puritans towards the dramatists.
This play was written at the time of the execution of the King. It could, of course,

have only been acted in secret by the Ruyalists, as, holding up to execration, as it does, Cromwell and the other Civil War Leaders, it would certainly have been rigidly suppressed, which accounts for its exceeding rarity. It is not mentioned in flazlitt's Old Plays.

Anonymous-continued. 52

Pausanias the Betrayer of his Country. A Tragedy, written by a Person of Quality.

FIRST EDITION. Small 4to, new boards. London, 1696. £1 1s This tragedy was brought on the stage by Southern, who, in the dedication, informs his patrons that it was put into his hands by a person of quality. We find from Garth's Dispensary,” 1699, that Norton was the Author of it.

53 ANSTEY (Christopher). The New Bath Guide; or, Memoirs of the

B—RD Family, in a Series of Poetical Epistles.
FIRST EDITION. 4to, full calf. London, 1766.

£1 16s

54 APULEIUS. The XI. Bookes of the Colden Asse: Containing the Meta

morphosie of Lucius Apuleius, interlaced with sundry pleasant delectable Tales: With an excellent Narration of the marriage of Cupid and Psyche, set out in the fouth, fifth and the sixth Bookes. Translated out of Latine into English, by William Adlington.

Black Letter. Small 4to, Fine Copy in 18th Century crinison morocco gill, 8. c. London. 1639. .

£36 Adlington's trans tion of APULEIUS was frequently used by Shakespeare, especially in Macbeth.

55 ARGYLE (Archibald, Marquis of). Instructions to a Son. Written in the time of his Confinement.

With engraved portrait of Argyle laid down).

12mo, old calf (rebacked). London, for D. Trench, 1661. £1 15s The author was beheaded in 1661, and his son in 1655.

56 ARMIN (Robert). The Valiant Welshman, or the True Chronicle History

of the Life and Valiant Deeds of Caradoc the Great King of Cambria now called Wales. As it hath been sundry times acted by the Prince of Wales his Servants.

Woodcut frontispiece. Small 4to, bound by Riviere in full polished calf gilt, g. e. London, 1663. (SEE ILLUSTRATION, PLATE No. II.).

£31 10s *** The Frontispiece appears for the First time in this the Second Edition.

57 ARMSTRONG (John, M.D.). The Economy of Love: a Poetical Essay.

FIRST EDITION. Svo, new boards.
London, Printed for T Cooper, 1736.

£1 1s This work, published anonymously, was at once suppressed and not re-issued until 1768, when Dr. Armstrong had the good sense to cancel some of the worst Passages.

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Miscellanies.

2 vols. in 1, small Svo, original calf, rebacked. London, 1770. £1 SS *** Thomas Campbell's (the poet) copy, with his book-plate, and his Autograph

signature on title-page.

LARGE PAPER COPY. 59 ARIOSTO.

Orlando Furioso,
In English Heroical Verse by Sr John Harington, of Bathe, Knight,
now thirdly revised & amended, with the addition of the Author's
Epigrams.

Engraved title, with medallion portraits, and full-page engravings in the text.

LARGE PAPER COPY. Folio, fine copy in the original calf, joints neatly repaired. London, Printed by G. Miller, 1634.

£15 15s * * * The translator, Sir John Harington, was godson of Queen Elizabeth. He studied

law at Lincoln's Inn, but not to much purpose, for his reputation as a wit and a man of the world was soon established, and he looked to court favour rather than the exercise of a profession. About 1584 he married Mary, daughter of Sir George Rogers of Cannington in Somerset, but marriage does not seem to have sobered his exuberant spirits. His epigrams began to pass current, and he enlivened the court by his sallies, which were not always adapted to a fastidious taste. Among other things, he translated for the amusement of the ladies of the court the story of Giocondo, from the twenty-eighth book of Ariosto's “ Orlando Furioso," and his translation was handed about in manuscript till it fell into the hands of the queen. She reprimanded Harington for corrupting the morals of her ladies by translating the least seemly part of Ariosto's work, and ordered him as a punishment to leave the court for his country house till he had made a translation of the whole. To this we owe the translation of the “ Orlando Furioso," which was first published in folio in 1591, and reissued in 1607 and 1634. It is written in the same stanza as the original, and is easy and flowing. It is rather a paraphrase than a translation. As a preface to it Harington wrote “An Apologie of Poetrie," an essay in criticism which resembles Sir Philip Sidney's treatise of the same name. The most remarkable part of it is that con ned with his use metre, especially his efence of two-syllabled and three-syllabled rhymes. (D.N.B.).

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FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM CECIL, LORD BURLEIGH. 60 ARISTOTLE. Opuscula. (In Greek).

4to. Frankfori, 1584

FROM THE LIBRARY OF THE CELEBRATED WILLIAM CECIL, LORD BURLEIGH.

Bound in contemporary calf, with Lord Burleigh's Arms stamped in blind in centre of each cover.

£15 15s William Cecil, Lord Burleigh (1520-1598), was the guardian of Shakespeare's friend and patron, the Earl of Southampton.

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61 ARITHMETIC. Flower (R.). The Superdigit.

In one Line of these Superdigits, Arithmetic is wrought by Motion,
instead of Mental Reckoning, also the Universal Decimal Series, which
Series, upon the Superdigit, reduceth any Denominations of Com.
Weight Measures, Time, &c., into decimals infinitely continued by
Inspection. The whole being a New Arithmetic, invented by R. Flower.

Original Manuscript on upwards of 330 pp., with diagrams, etc.
Small 4to, half calf. Circa 1780.
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£3 10s *** With interesting Note on fly-leaf by J. 0. Halliwell, on this treatise.

62 ASCHAM (Roger). A Report and Discourse written by Roger Ascham,

of the Affaires and state of Germany and the Emperour Charles his court, duryng certaine yeares while the sayd Roger was there.

Printed in Black Letter Small 4to, old vellum.

London. Printed by: John Daye, dwelling over Aldersgate (circa 1580).

£5 15s This account is stated by Dr. Camphell to be one of the most delicate pieces of history that ever was penned in our language, evincing its author to have been a man as capable of shining in the cabinet as in the closet.

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Toxophilus, The Schoole, or partitions of Shooting contayned in two bookes, Written by Roger Ascham And now newly perused. Pleasaunt for all Gentlemen and Yomen of England for their pastime to reade, and profitable for their use to follow both in Warre and peace.

Black Letter, woodcut border to tille.
Small 4to, newly bound in full calf gilt, g. e.
At London, Printed by Abell Jeffes, 1589.

£18 18s Cited by Douce in his “Illustrations of King Lear, and by Wright in his editions of “ As You Like It ” and “King Lear.” Consult, too, Drake's “ Shakespeare and his Times," Vol. II., p. 181. A portion is reprinted in Capell's School of Shakespeare." Capell's “ Catalogue of Shakespeariana," No. 15.

Ascham (Roger)-continued. 64

The English Works of Roger Asham, containing, a Report of the Affairs of Germany and the Emperor Charles the Fifth's Court: Toxophilus, or the School of Shooting : The Schoolmaster: Letters to Queen Elizabeth: with notes and observations, and the Author's Life by James Bennet. 4to, calf. London, circa 1760.

£1 10s

65 ASSIZE OF BREAD (The), With sundry good and needful Ordinances

for Bakers, Brewers, Inholders, Victuallers, Vintners, and Butchers;
And other Assizes in Weights and Measures, which by the Laws of
this Realm, are commanded to be observed and kept by all manner of
persons, as well within Liberties as without.

With numerous small woodcuts at the head of several of the pages.
Small 4to, original calf. London, Printed for And. Crook, 1671.

£3 10s

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PRESENTATION COPY. 66 ASTROLOGY.. Cadbury (John, Student in Physick and Astrology).

Cardines Coli: or An Appeal to the learned and Experienced Observers
of Sublunars and their Vicissitudes, whether the Cardinal Signs of
Heaven are not most influential upon Men and Things proved by X
Remarkabie Genitures, &c. In a Reply to the learned Author of Come-
tomantia, wherein the character of Gassendus is defended, and sundry
other Starry Truths are Justified.

Small 4to, bound by Riviere in full motlled calf gill, 8. e.
London, 1684.

£8 8s * Presentation Copy from the Author to John Gibbon, Biue-Mantel at Arms, with inscription by Gadbury on ry-leaf. M.S. nativity by him of Gibbon, and numerous Notes, and further a long and most interesting Autograph letter of Gadbury's on Astrological Subjects.

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Gassendus (Petrus). The Vanity of Judiciary Astrology, or Divination by the Stars. Lately written in Latin, by that great Schollar and Mathematician, the illustrious Petrus Gassendus; mathematical Professor to the King of France. Translated into English by a person of quality.

With engraved portrait
Small Svo, old calf, rebacked. London, 1659.

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