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8 vols. London, Printed for J. Tonson, 1729.
4 vols. London, Printed for E. and R. Nutt, 1728.
Together 12 vols., small 8vo, original calf, gilt backs. £2 2s 12
Songs in the New Opera call'd Rosamond, as they are perform'd at the Theatre Royall. Composed by Mr. Tho. Clayton.
FIRST EDITION, engraved throughout, words and music. Folio, full calf gilt by Riviere (1707).
£5 10s Addison condescended to write a musical piece on the Story of Fair Rosamond : and when he had written his text, announced his wonderful taste in Music by abusing the strange musician who had lately come to London, one ‘Mynheer Handel’ as he called him in contempt, and set Clayton to write the Score.”
With portrait of Addison by G. Vertue, and vignettes by Vander
FIRST COLLECTED EDITION. Large Paper Copy.
£2 103 14 ADVICE TO THE POETS. A Poem, occasion'd by the wonderful
Success of her Majesty's Arms, under the Conduct of the Duke of
FIRST EDITION. 34 pp., folio, new boards. London, 1706. £1 5s 15 ÆSOP'S FABLES, with his Life: in English, French and Latin. Newly translated.
Illustrated with 112 Sculptures. To this Edition are likewise added, Thirty-one New Figures representing his Life, by Francis Barlow.
First Issue of Barlow's Edition, with the English verses below each plate by Mrs. Aphra Behn.
Folio. Very fine copy in old English red morocco, broad gilt border on sides, gilt back. London, printed by H Hills, jun.. for Francis Barlow, 1687.
£17 17s Complete copy, with the engraved title, and Arms of the Earl of Devonshire, the
series of 31 plates of the Life of Aesop (including plate 17, which is usually torn out) and a half page copper-plate engraving to each fable. These latter are of animals, birds, etc., and include a number of hunting scenes.
Æsop's Fables continued.
Fables of Æsop and other Eminent Mythologists; with Morals
Large portrait of I.'Estrange by White after Kneller, and plate.
Fables and Storyes moralized. Being a second part of the Fables
2 vols., folio, fine copy in origiral calf. London, 1694-99. £3 3s
17 AFRICA. L. (S.). A Letter from a Centleman of the Lord Ambassador
Howard's Retinue, to his friend in London: Dated at Fez, Nov. I,
36 pp., small 4to, new boards.
The Moores Baffled, being a Discourse concerning Tangier
With the scarce folding plate of Tangiers engraved by Hollar.
A Short and Strange Relation of some part of the Life of Tafi-
With the very rare engraved portrait of Tafiletta.
Troughton (Thomas). Barbarian Cruelty; or, an Accurate and
With engraved portrait of Muley Abdallah and five folding plates.
21 A'KEMPIS (Thomas). The Imitation or following of Christ, and the
contemning of worldly vanities (translated by Edward Hake); where-
leaves mended. A rare little volume. The Huth copy sold for £32.
22 AKENSIDE (Mark). Poems.
With fine portrait of the Author.
THE EARLIEST PICTURE OF AN ENGLISH THEATRE.
ments, one of which depicts the earliest representation of the Interior of an English
Theatre. The other compartments depict scenes from the play, etc.
his edition of Romeo and Juliet.”
PRINTED BY THE “ ANONYMOUS SCHOOLMASTER" AT ST. ALBANS, 1480.
One and a half leaves of this excessively rare book, printed at St.
Preserved in a portfolio, buckram sides, leather back, lettered both
25 ALBIN (Eleazer). A Natural History of English Insects. Illustrated
with a hundred Copper Plates, Curiously Engraven from the Life: and
Thick 4to, original calf, gilt.
£4 10s A remarkable series of finely engraved coloured plates of Moths and Butterflies with
their caterpillars. It is curious to note, that in addition to dedicating his work to the Princess of Wales, the author has also dedicated every one of his 100 plates to some member of the Nobility.
A Natural History of English Song-Birds, including such foreign
Frontispiece, and numerous copper-plate engravings of birds.
27 ALE. The Ex-Ale-tation of Ale.
(16 pp. in verse.) Small 8vo, bound by Riviere, in full morocco
THE EARLIEST REFORMED PORTION OF THE ENGLISH LITURGY. 28 [ALES, SEU HALES (Alexander, Scotus).] Ordo Distributionis Sacramenti Altaris sub utraque Specie.
12 leaves, 12mo, full morocco, & e.
Haec Londini Evulgata sunt octavo die Martii anni 1548. £25 THE COMMUNION OFFICE OF EDWARD VI. AND THE EARLIEST REFORMED PORTION OF THE ENGLISHI LITURGY; made known to the churches abroad by ALES who aiterwards translated the Prayer Book into Latin. This Latin version of the English Reformed Communion Service appeared a year before the
First English Prayer Book. Alexander Ales, Lutheran divine, was born at Edinburgh, 1500. At Wittenberg in 1533 he made the acquaintance of Luther and Melanchthon, and he came to England
in August 1535 the bearer of a letter and a book for King Henry from Melanchthon. “In the reign of Edward VI. Alesius seems once more to have visited England, where
Archbishop Cranmer employed him to translate into Latin the first liturgy of king Edward VI. for the use of Martin Bucer and Peter Martyr, whose views on the * Communion Book’ were desired by Cranmer, but who lacked the requisite knowledge of the English tongue. It is with reference to this piece of work and the changes afterwards introduced into the communion service that, at a disputation held at Oxford 18 April, 1551. between Latimer and a numerous body of opponents, the prolocutor Dr. Weston declared that a 'runagate Scot did take away the adoration or worshipping of Christ in the sacrament: by whose procurement that heresy was put into the last communion book; so much prevailed that one man's authority at that time.' " D.X.B.
29 ALEXANDER (Sir William, Earl of Stirling). The Tragidie of Darius.
FIRST ENGLISH EDITION. Small 4to. Half green morocco, g. e.
30 ALEYN (Charles). The Battailes of Crescey and Poictiers, under the
Fortunes and Valour of King Edward the Third of that name and his sonne, Edward, Prince of Wales, named the black.
The Second Edition enlarged.
Small 8vo. Bound by Riviere in full crushed red levant morocco extra, g. e. London, 1633.
31 ALLESTREE (Richard). Forty Sermons, whereof Twenty-one are now
first publish'd, the greatest part preach'd before the King and on
With portrait by Loggan; title and text ruled with red lines.
32 ALMANACKS. Bretnor (1615). A Newe Almanacke and Prognostica
tion for the yeare of our Lord God, 1615. Being the thirde after Leap yeare.
Calculated and composed according to Act for the latitude and Meridian of the honourable City of London, and may well serue all the South parts of Great-Britaine. By Thomas Bretnor, Professor of the Mathematicks and Student in Physicke in Cowlane, London.
Small 8vo. Black Letter. Red and black, title within woodcut border in red and black, full calf. (London, 1615.)
£8 8s A very rare and most interesting Almanack. For each month is given a four-line June has :
“Now hunt the Hare, the fearefull Buck pursue
Bid idlenesse and Venus sports adieu :
Will like the Bee bring hony to the hiue.”
cases these are filled up by a contemporary owner.
A Collection of 13 Astrological Almanacks for the year 1677.
Bound in 1 vol., thick 12mo, old calf. London, 1677. £1 10s ** The above Almanacks, all in fine condition, were issued under the names of Country, Vox Uraine, Swan, White, Kalendarium Nauticum, Perkins, Woodhouse, and others.