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148 Syriac. KETOBO EVANGELIŪN KUDISHO (Gospels in Syriac, in the Syro-
Chaldaic character), 4to. calf
London, 1829
149 KETOBE KUDISHE (Old and New Testaments, in Syriac, edited by Dr. Lee),
2 vols. in 1, 4to. calf

This edition-so far as the Old Testament is concerned-has become very scarce.
the same Old Testament only, 4to. calf






the same: New Testament only, 4to. calf 152 KETOBO DEVANGELION.. Ketobo de Praksis (Evangelia necnon Acta, Broxbourne, 1815

Syriace cum interpr. Latina), 4to. calf
This edition was suppressed, and is consequently rare.

153 HODY (Humphrey) Humfredi Hodii . . de Bibliorum textibus originalibus, versionibus Græcis, & Latina Vulgata: libri IV. . small folio, portrait, calf

Oxonii, 1705

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155 SARUM MISSAL. Title, printed in red within a woodcut border, and over
a triple stage of woodcut figures: Missale ad vsu ac cōsuetudině Sarū.
On the reverse is a table of moveable feasts. Foll. 2-7 contain the
Kalendar; fol. 8 the Exorcismus aque, etc. The text, in double columns,
begins, under a woodcut, on Fol. 9, which is counted in the numeration as
Fol. 1. (Foll. 17-24, numbered ix-xvi, are missing; and in the
foliation the numbers lxxxvii and lxxxviii are skipped). There are two
leaves of vellum in the Calendar, one of them containing the large wood-
cut of the Crucifixion, which bear no numbers, but are intended to repre-
sent foll. clv, clvi (which would be 161, 162 of the actual number). The
Temporale ends on fol. clxx (176 of the actual number of leaves). The
Proprium Sanctorum follows on 74 unnumbered leaves. The Com-
mune Sanctorum follows on 64 numbered leaves; the colophon being given
on lxiijb, col. 2: Missale ad vsum ecclesie Saris | buriensis. . |
alma Parisiorum | academia, opera vvolffgangi Ho- | pylij, impensis
vero Francisci byr | chman.. and on the eleventh line below this: 1514.
28 Novembris. The few lines of prayer which should follow the
colophon at the bottom of lxiij and the top of lxiiij are missing.


Folio, a marvellously fine and large copy in the original stamped binding, rebacked

£ 8. d.



154 SARUM MISSAL. Title: Missale | Secundu vsum insignis ecclesie Say. Under this intitulation, a fine woodcut of St. George and the Dragon. Colophon on fol. 242, column 2 (marked Fo. ccxliiij.): Anno incarnationis dominice | quingentesimo octauo supra mille- | simum. die vero xxvij mensis maij arte et industria Magistri Martini | morin impressoris Rothomagi Foll. 2426-244a contain the Tabula. Foll. 245-256 contain the Accentuarium; on the reverse of 256 is the printer's mark impressed in red ink, with the words Magister marinus morin under it in black.


Folio, 256 leaves (including four vellum leaves in the
Canon, two of which bear large woodcuts, coloured); having
a few small wormholes, but nevertheless a FINE AND VERY
LARGE AS WELL AS PERFECT COPY in the original stamped
Rouen, 1508 130 0 0
THE ONLY PERFECT COPY KNOWN. With the bookplate of "Robert
Spearman of Oldacres, Esqr. Durham " (about 1750).

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Notwithstanding the imperfections specified above, this is a wonderfully desirable copy of a very rare book. It is 13 inches in height by 9 in. in breadth. Such another


1514 63 00

is hardly likely to be found.-The copy in the British Museum is described as very

There are two MS. entries in the calendar, one of the birth of Foulk Haselwood in 1546, the other of the birth of his son William in 1570. This family was of Wick in Gloucestershire, and related to the Grenvilles. 156 SARUM MISSAL. 1514. Another copy, not so fine but quite perfect, in

gilt russia

The Missal bearing the name of Prevost which came out in 1527 was only a reissue of this book.

1514 72 0 0

156*YORK MISSAL (The). Missale ad usum Insignis Ecclesiæ Eboracensis.
[Edited by the Rev. Dr. HENDERSON.] 2 vols. 8vo. Surtees Soc., 1874
157 MENOLOGIUM Græcorum jussu Basilii Imperatoris Græce olim editum,
nunc primum, Græce et Latine prodit, studio et opera Annibalis
Card. Albani, 3 vols. in 1, large folio, LARGE PAPER, 437 engravings in
facsimile of the miniatures in the original MS.; sd. Urbini, 1727
The pictures, with their text, form an almost complete illustrated Martyrology of
the Greek Church. The MS. from which they were reproduced was written for the
Emperor Basilius II about the beginning of the eleventh century.

158 BREVIARIUM GOTHICUM secundum regulam beatissimi Isidori
Archiepiscopi Hispalensis jussu Cardinalis Francisci Ximenii de
Cisneros prius editum nunc opera excmi. D. Francisci Antonii
Lorenzana.. recognitum ad usum Sacelli Mozarabum, folio, printed
in black and red in double columns, with plates; calf Matriti, 1775

For the first edition-see my catalogue of Typogr. Monuments. 159 BREVIARIUM ROMANUM. The Calendar, if it ever was printed in this edition, is absent, but is supplied from January to October inclusive, on five leaves of vellum in contemporary MS. Text begins on leaf Al, thus: Innomine sanctissime trinitatis ame. Incipit ordo breuiarii s' morē romane curie. In primo sabbato d aduentu . . Colophon on reverse of leaf ee 7: Explicit breuiariuz secunduş morem romane curie: exactum impesa caractere iucudissimo optimor' Ioannis de Colonia Nicolai Ienson sociorüq3: Impressum Venetijs Anno salutis Mcccclxxxi. Die. 28. septēbr'. 16mo. printed in black and red, Gothic letter; fine copy in red calf (or morocco), gilt edges, from Mr. Blew's library Venet. 1481

EXTREMELY RARE; so rare, indeed, that I cannot ascertain whether it ever had a Calendar or not. It consists of 260 leaves, thus signatured: A-X in eights; Y in 7 leaves; a 8 leaves; b 7 leaves; c 7 leaves; d 8 leaves; e 5 leaves; f one leaf; g 10 leaves; aa-dd, 8 leaves each; ee 7 leaves. Thus there would seem to be wanting leaves b 6, c 4, e 6-8, f 1, f3-8. From the Service for the Dead, itis evident that this Breviary was compiled for a congregation of the Franciscan order, although the title does not mention the fact.

160 BREVIARIVM ROMANVM ex sacra potissimum scriptura, & probatis

sanctorum historijs nuper confectu, ac denuo per eundem autorem.
VENETIIS APVD IVNTAS. MDXLVII. Colophon on last page: Venetijs in
officina heredum Lucæ Antonij Iunte Florentini. M.D.XLVII. mense
Martio. Beneath this colophon is the Giunta lily printed in red.
Foll. 2, 3, and 4a contain the dedication by CARDINAL QUIÑONES
(Francisci Quignonij) to Pope Paul III

4to. Roman letter, printed in double columns, in black and red, with
woodcuts; fine copy in red morocco extra, gilt edges
Venet. 1547
This celebrated Liturgy-the Reformed Roman Breviary by Cardinal Quiñones
-was the book out of which Cranmer compiled the first Common Prayer of 1549.

COLLATION :-, and, in eights; in four; a-f in eights, g ten,
h-z in eights; A-Z in eights; Aa-Rr in eights. The twenty leaves which consist
of title and preliminary matter, are unnumbered; the text then begins and is numbered


£ s.

161 PONTIFICALE ROMANUM. Title, printed in black and red: PIO V. PONT. MAX. (Here a small woodcut.) PONTIFICALE ROMANVM | Ad omnes Pontificias ceremonias . .. . accommodatum . . at foot, under the Junta lily: Venetijs, Apud Iuntas. M D LXXII.

Folio, printed in red and black in missal types, double columns; with the MUSIC and a great number of pretty woodcuts, including a fullpage Crucifixion; leaves 4 and 243; fine copy in a splendid Grolieresque binding (modern work) bearing the arms of the Cardinal de Bourbon on the sides, the edges gilt and goffered


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162 HORÆ ROM. Title: Hore virginis intemerate secūdum vsum | Romane ecclesie. On the reverse: Tabula in hoc opere contentorum Fol. 2b, Kalendar begins, which ends on 14a. Fol. 14b: De rosario | · Colophon on fol. 112a: Apud Parrhisios per Guillermu le Rouge (the words le Rouge printed in red)


Small 8vo. (12mo.) 112 leaves, PRINTED ON VELLUM, in Italic letter,
29 long lines to the page; with 62 engraved illustrations and a great
number of initials, all BRILLIANTLY ILLUMINATED; oak boards covered
with purple velvet
Paris, about 1510 40 0 0

This is one of the rarest books of its kind and is very well coloured. On the title
is printed the escutcheon of some lady-vert, trois aiglettes or.-'
-The picture in the
Calendar for December is a striking one. Death enters a chamber in which a woman
is lying naked in bed. He takes her hand (or feels her pulse) unseen by the two ladies
who are kneeling at the foot of the bed.

163 HORÆ. Title (under the device and name of Simon Vostre): Ces psentes

£ 8.

heures a lusaige de Romme toutes au long sans reqrir: auec les signes
de lapocalipse: la vie du sainct home thobie. .. .. .. . faites
a Paris pour Symo | vostre libraire: demourat pres la grand esglise.
Fol. 104 obverse: Sensuyt la table de ses (sic) presentes heures. . .
This table ends on the reverse of 104.

Roy. 8vo. 104 leaves (a, b, in eights; c four; d-i in eights; k six ;
a, e, i in eights; o in six leaves); with 14 woodcuts of the largest size,
10 of medium size, and a large number of smaller dimensions; every page
printed within figured borders comprising a Death-dance series and many
other sets of designs; two of the largest illustrations finely coloured, all the
rest uncoloured; in the original gilt Parisian binding rebacked
First year in Almanac Mcccccxv (1515) 21 0 0
This is a fine and rare edition of Vostre's Grandes Heures. The binding was
done about 1525, and it bears on the sides a motto stamped lengthwise in gold :
Prene. en gre.
On the goffered edges of the book we read IEHANNE LA

With three bookplates: Dr. Rich. Rawlinson, Craven Ord, and Geo. Tho. Robinson. 163A (HEURES DE PARIS) HORE IN LAUDEM BEATISSIME VIRGINIS MARIE: secundum consuetudinem Ecclesie Parisiensis Venales habentur Parrhisiis, apud Magistrum Gotofredum Torinu Biturigicum : sub insigni vasis effracti: gallico sermone Au Pot Casse. Colophon: Ces presentes heures a lusage de Paris. furēt acheuees dimprimer le vingt deuxiesme iour Doctobre, Mil cinq cens vingt sept Par maistre Simon du bois imprimeur pour maistre Geofroy Tori

Small 4to. printed in black and red within elegant decorative borders, with 13 beautiful outline woodcuts designed and executed by Tory (not including the Pot cassé of which there are two impressions); olive morocco extra, gilt edges Paris, 1527 48 0 0

another copy, having the last leaf mended, and some leaves a little waterstained, but large and sound in old calf

A rare and charming volume. The borders comprise representations of birds, insects, flowers, and foliage, with other things such as the crowned monograms and escutcheons of Francis I and his Queen Leonore of Austria (not his mother Louise de Savoie as Bernard supposed); also of Henri d'Albret Roi de Navarre and his Queen Marguerite de Valois (sister of King Francis).

COLLATION: 140 leaves with signatures a-s in eights, except m which is in four

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164 HEURES DE ROMME. Title: Heures de nostre

dame, EN FRANCOIS ET EN LATIN, a l'vsage de Rome, nouuelle-
ment Imprimees. Here a woodcut of the Coronation of the Virgin.
A PARIS Pour Iacques keruer, demeurant en la rue sainct iacques,
a l'enseigne des deux Cochetz. 1556. Small 8vo. (12mo.) printed in
Roman letter on paper, with 13 woodcuts (multiplied to 19) done in the
outline style of Geoffroy Tory; fine copy in the original binding, bearing
the letters I D P and some mottoes in gold on the edges, edges gilt

Paris, 1556 28 0 0
The text is given collaterally in French and Latin, both in Roman types, but the

Latin in smaller characters and in the marginal column. This is like an imitation of
the contemporary Sarum books in English and Latin. It is a very pretty book with
Tory-like illustrations, and is rare. On the upper cover we find "Endvrer me plaist
"Car Espoir me conforte"; on the lower "Tovt a Diev. Beavcovp avlx Parens
plvs a lamie."




The name of Kerver is on the title; at end that of Jean Lescallier is substituted. The book consists of 168 leaves, with signatures as follows: A-R in eights, S in four, a-c in eights and d in four leaves.

Printed within borders full of small engravings including a set of the Dance of Death, and having also several larger illustrations. The book should consist of 128 leaves with signatures a-q in eights; but the following nine leaves are lost: a 2, c 7, d 3, i 8, k 3, 4; 1 3, m 8, and p 1.-There are a good many rubrics and prayers in English and the list of contents is also in English.

165 HORÆ SARUM. Fol. 1, title-page: the engraved mark of Pigouchet comprising a shield bearing a monogram of pp and beneath it his name PHILIPPE. PIGOUCHET. Under the mark is the intitulation: Hore presentes ad vsum Sarum impresse fuerut Pa | risius per Philippu pigouchet Anno salutis. M.CCCC. | xc. viii, die vero. xvi. Maii. pro Symone vostre librario |.. On the reverse an almanack for 1488-1508. Small 8vo. PRINTED ON VELLUM, with numerous illustrations large and small; some leaves missing; old calf Paris, 1498 15 0 0

On one page there is a MS. note (written about 1540)
Euery when ye lok upon thes bok
I pray you pray for Elizabeth

-(name unrecognizable).

166 HORE SARUM. Fol. 1a, within a border and under an impression of the printer's escutcheon and name: Hore Marie virginis scdm vsum Saru: cu illius miraculis: vnacu figuris apocalipsis post | biblie hystorias insertis: ac etia mortis accidētia | here three lines cut away in which the first owner's name was probably written. 8vo. PRINTED ON FINE VELLUM, within illustrated borders; the larger pictorial designs EXQUISITELY ILLUMINATED AS MINIATURES; in a sixteenthcentury binding of red velvet

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A VOLUME OF EXQUISITE BEAUTY, CONTAINING AN AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION BY HENRY VIII. The colouring and illumination are superbly fine, of a kind which can hardly be realised by those who are accustomed to admire the inartistic and glaring splendours of the prayerbooks produced by the Hardouins. The volume was, no doubt, the finest procurable example of a Book of Hours for the English Church which had been produced in Paris; and we are led to suspect, from the excision of some name or badge on the title, that its first owner was Margaret Pole, Countess of Salisbury. The King's inscription. may have accompanied the bestowal of that title upon Reginald Pole's mother, and is found here under the picture of the Annunciation, in the following terms: "I pray yow pray for me your lowyng cousin Henry R", in his well-known bold calligraphy.

The book consists of 120 leaves, with signatures a-p in eights, thirty lines to the page. Every page has a border filled with decorative and pictorial designs, among which there are two distinct sets of illustrations of the Dance of Death. Besides these there are many small designs in the text which we have not taken the trouble to count; eight paintings of medium size, and thirteen grand miniatures, of which each occupies a full page. The list of contents (which occupies p. 4 and the obverse of p. 5), is in English, as well as many of the prayers in the text.-The size of the larger miniatures is 202 × 123 mm. The edition was unknown to Brunet and Didot.

Paris, Simon Vostre, almanac 1512-30 (about 1514) 150 0 0

167 CATHERINE OF ARAGON'S PRAYERBOOK. Hore beate Marie virginis ad vsum | insignis ac preclare ecclesie Sarum, tota | liter ad Longum. .. .. parisius per Germanum Har- douyn..

Small 8vo. PRINTED ON VELLUM, with 34 engraved illustrations, large and small, RICHLY ILLUMINATED; bound in modern black morocco, in a case; from the Ashburnham collection Almanac begins 1528 (Paris, 1528-30) 90 0 0


168 HOURS, SARUM. Title (printed within a woodcut border which encloses
the royal arms and crown of England): ¶ Hore beatissime | virginis
Marie ad legitimu Sarisbu | riensis Ecclesie ritum . . . . | .
1535. Here a large woodcut, under which: Venudant Parisius a
Fracisco Regnault In vico Iacobi, sub signo Elephantis. On the
reverse a woodcut of the Annunciation. Foll. 2-7 contain the Calendar,
8 tables of feasts, 9a signs of the Moon, 9b the Anatomical man, 10 the
Duodecim Signa and the Complexiones. Fol. 11a, under a woodcut of
St. John before the Latin Gate: Initium sancti euange- | lij secundum
Iohannem ... The text ends with A deuoute prayer on fol. 170
(numbered clx). Fol. 171-174 comprise a table of Contents, and, on
1746, the colophon: Hore.. | Say.... | Impresse Parrhisijs per
Fraciscum Regnault: im- | pensis sumptibus eiusde.... Anno
domini millesimo quin | gentesimo tricesimo sexto. Die vero. xxv.
Maij. under which is the printer's mark.

Imperial 8vo. Gothic Letter, printed in black and red, with 18 large
woodcuts and a great number of medium-sized and small ones, with a
woodcut to each of the large cuts; a large and magnificently fine copy,
hf. bd. enclosed in a morocco case


Divorced in 1533, Henry VIII's first Queen died in 1536 at Kimbolton Castle. "This book was good Queene Kat'in boke and she gave yt to (Ma)rge (ret) Coke hir woman, and she gave it Betryce Ogle hyr dowght' and she gave yt to Rich(ard)e Ogle hyr husband & I the said Richer wyll that in my dethe she shall have the sayd boke ageyn and non other to have yt." This was written on the final flyleaf, and may be assigned to 1536-38. Close to it appears the obliterated signature of Mary Brown of about the same period; and on the opposite page is a note by a woman, "Yours to hur powre yf she coulde pleasure yow Andreas Man." It would seem as though Mrs. Ogle were making a present of the book to this Andreas Mann. Next it passed through the hands of someone whose signature is obliterated to "the Reght Honorable and the most Reverend Father in God the Lord Archebushop of Yorckes grace hys synguler good lord and Master." This was before 1544. The Archbishop (Edward Lee), who died in that year, may have bestowed it on Fairfax the dispossessed Prior of Kyme, and next possessor, who ultimately gave it to Sir Robert Dymock. This transaction is recorded in a note by Dymock-" Sum Roberti Dymock ex dono Rodolphi farefax quondam Prioris monasterii de Kyme." Kyme was a priory in Lincolnshire.

another copy, also large and fine, in the original painted Grolieresque binding (done about 1555-60 for MARGARITE GUTHRE, whose name is stamped on the side 1535-36

the same, PRINTED ON VELLUM, but wanting seven leaves; in the original (rebacked) binding with gilt ornamentation in the style of Geoffroy Tory, the initials W. C. and E. C. stamped on the sides; from Lord Ashburnham's library 1535-36

EXCESSIVELY RARE, only two other copies on vellum being known to us, one in the Bodleian, the other in the Spencer-Rylands library. Two leaves have part of the margins cut away; the absent leaves are those numbered xix, xxii, lv, lvi, xciv, xcv, and cxxxi; and part of lii is also cut away. Some of the rubrics are scored through in red ink, in obedience to Henry VIII's orders.

This is one of the finest of the printed Sarum Primers, and is decorated with unusual excellence.

£ 8. d.

170 SARUM HOURS; SARUM AND YORK HYMNS. Colophon on reverse of "Fo. clxxxv": Expliciunt Hore diue virginis Marie, secundum ritum insignis ecclesie | Saru. Anno. M.ccccc.xxiiij. | die vero. xix. Augusti. Then follows one leaf beginning De laude, virtute, & efficacia psalmo. Next follow the Liturgical Psalms on 148 leaves numbered j-cxlviij. with a picture of Bathsheba and David on the last

page. Then,

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