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The Mazarine Bible on vellum (1453-55)

The Psalter of 1459 on vellum

The Catholicon of 1460

Books on vellum by Peter Schoeffer, 1470-72

The Augustine, printed at Subbiaco in 1467

The Boccace, printed by Colard Mansion at Bruges in 1476 The Dictes of the Philosophers- first book printed in England, 1477

Chaucer, printed by Caxton in 1478

Aristotelis Ethica, printed at Oxford in 1479

And many examples of the famous presses of Mentelin (1466-71), Ulrich Zell (1468-72), Günther Zainer (1469-72), Sweynheym and Pannartz (1467-71), The Spira Brothers (1469-77), Johann Numeister, Antonio Zaroto, Arnold of Brussels, Matth. Moravus, Ulrich Gering and his associates, Jenson, Azzoguido, Bart. Buyer. Mich. Reyser, Conrad Fyner, Johann Zainer, Thierry Martens, John of Westphalia, John Veldener, Gerard Leeu, Wynkyn de Worde, Pynson, Julian Notary; and the earliest typographers of Spain.

The Catalogue consists of 300 pp., comprising descriptions in classified arrangement of about 650 articles, with a complete alphabetical Index; and represents a total value of £32,000.

Price 5s; or, hf. bd. 7s 6d post free


LONDON, 15 Piccadilly, February, 1898


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1 ACKERMANN'S REPOSITORY of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures,
Fashions, etc. 36 vols. (of 40) royal 8vo. with some hundreds of COLOURED
Buildings and Furniture, Views of Country Seats, etc.; hf. calf 1809-28 14 0 0

First Series, 14 vols. 1809-1815; Second Series, Vols. I-IV and VI-XIV (the
last), 1816-1822; Third Series, vols. III-XI (of twelve), 1824-28. Sets of this
valuable and interesting magazine are rarely found complete; the present set is not
quite perfect, some frontispieces, title pages, and a few leaves being missing.


2 ALVAREZ (Francisco) Historia de las Cosas de Ethiopia, en la qual se cuenta muy copiosamente el estado y potencia del Emperador della, &c. sm. folio, woodcut title (some margins wormed)

£ s. d.

Çaragoça, A. Millan, 1561 3 ANDERSON (C. J.) Lake Ngami; or, explorations and discoveries, roy. 8vo. map and sporting illustrations, hf. morocco 1856

5 D'AVEZAC, Isles de l'Afrique, 8vo. numerous plates, hf. bd.

4 BOTELER (Capt. T.) Narrative of a Voyage of discovery to Africa and
Arabia, 1821-6, 2 vols. 8vo. map and plates, bds.
Paris, 1848
6 EDRISI, Description de l'Afrique et de l'Espagne, texte Arabe avec une
traduction, des notes et un glossaire, 8vo. cloth
Leyde, 1866
7 FLEMING (F.) Southern Africa. A Geography and Natural History of the
Country, Colonies and Inhabitants, 12mo. map and plates, cloth 1856
8 FRITSCH, Drei Jahre in Süd-Afrika, 8vo. coloured plates, cloth Breslau, 1868
9 KRAPF (Dr. L., Missionary of the Church Missionary Society in East
Africa) Dictionary of the Suahili Language, also an Outline of a
Suahili Grammar, with Introduction by Robert Cust, Hon. Sec. Royal.
Asiatic Society, royal 8vo. (500 pages), pub. 30s, cloth

maps, old calf


10 MARMOL, L'Afrique de, de la traduction de Nicolas Perrot, 3 vols. 4to. Paris, 1667 11 MUNZINGER, Ostafrikanische Studien, 8vo. map, cloth Schaffhausen, 1861 12 NACHTIGAL (G.) Sahara und Sudan, Erster Theil, maps and woodcuts, Berlin, 1879 13 OWEN (Capt. W. F. N.) Narrative of Voyages to explore the shores of Africa, Arabia and Madagascar, 2 vols. in 1, map and plates, hf. calf 14 PHILIP (J.) Researches in South Africa; illustrating the civil, moral and religious condition of the native tribes, 2 vols. 8vo. plates, bds. 1828 15 RUPPEL (E.) Reisen in Nubien, Kordofan und dem peträischen Arabien, Frankfurt a. M. 1829


8vo. maps and plates, cloth

16 SIERRA LEONE, An account of the Colony of, 8vo. map, hf. bd. America:


17 ACTES de la Société Scientifique du CHILI. Tome I; II, livr. 1-3; III,
en 5 livr. ; IV, livr. 1-2; V, livr. 1. 10 parts, royal 8vo., with maps and
plates; sd.
Santiago, 1891-95

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coleoptera, bees, fish, meteorites, etc. of Chili.

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18 BOURINOT (J. G.) Cañada during the Victorian Era; a Historical Review, roy. 8vo. map and plates, cloth Ottawa, 1897

This work shows the great progress of Canada during the last sixty years in a most handy and convenient form.

19 FORD (Paul L.) The New England Primer, a history of its origin and
development, 8vo. numerous facsimiles, hf. bd.
New York, 1897
20 GALVEZ (José de). Informe general que instruyó y entregó el
Marqués de Sonora siendo Visitador general de este reyno al .
Virrey Frey D. Antonio Bucarely y Ursua... 31 de Diciembre de
1771. Roy. 8vo., with numerous facsimiles of the original MS.; hf. bd.,
México, 1867


This valuable State Paper was prepared for the secret instruction of the Viceroy and his successors in the due administration of the government, to enable them to secure just imposition of taxes, the verification of revenue receipts, and to control the entire financial system of the Mexican dominion.

21 GAY (José Antonio). Historia de Oaxaca. 2 vols., large 8vo., with 2 plates; cloth, uncut Mexico, 1881 22 HARRISSE (H.) The Diplomatic History of America, its first chapter, 1452-1493-1494, 12mo. map, cloth 1897

Mr. Harrisse has been writing a monograph called The Diplomatic History of America: its First Chapter, 1452-1493-1494." It consists of twenty chapters, descriptive of early diplomacy for the possession of the New World-treaties, demarcation lines, Papal bulls, and scientific theories, with a map showing at a glance the line of demarcation, as fixed by the Treaty of Tordesillas (1494), according to Ferrer (1495), Cantino (1502), Enciso (1518), the Badajoz experts (1524), Ribeiro (1529), Oviedo (1545), and the Sevillian cartographers (1550), transferred on an English Admiralty chart. A hundred and seventy notes follow the text.


23 MARYLAND Historical Society. Archives of Maryland. 5 vols. thick 4to. Baltimore, 1883


Proceedings and Acts of the General Assembly of Maryland, 1637-1676, 2 vols. ; Proceedings of the Council of Maryland, 1636-1678, 2 vols.; Judicial and Testamentary Business of the Provincial Court, 1637-1650.

24 MERCER (H. C.) The Hill Caves of Yucatan: A search for evidence of man's antiquity in the Caverns of Central America; being an account of the Cornwith Expedition, 8vo. maps, and numerous illustrations, cloth Philadelphia, 1896 25 ROYAL SOCIETY of CANADA. Proceedings and Transactions. Second Series Vol. II. Edited by Dr. J. G. BOURINOT. Royal 8vo., with plates; cloth 1896 Including: The Voyage of the Cabots in 1497 and 1498, by Dr. Dawson; The Ancient Literature of America, by Dr. John Campbell; The Philology of the Ouananiche, by E. T. D. Chambers; Distribution of Aerolites in Space, by A. Harvey; Experiments on the X-Rays, by J. Cox and H. L. Callendar; N. A. Taxaceæ and Coniferæ, and Pleistocene Flora of Canda, by Prof. Penhallow; Fossil Sponges, etc. from the Lower St. Lawrence, by Sir J. W. Dawson; Fossil Organic Remains in the Ottawa Palæozoic Basin, by Dr. Ami; Sponges from the Atlantic Coast of Canada, by L. M. Lambe.

26 TEZOZOMOC. Cronica Mexicana por Tezozomoc hacia 1598, anotada por
M. Orozco y Berra, y precedida del Codice Ramirez (etc.). Jose M.
VIGIL, Editor. Impl. 8vo., with 32 engravings from the old Mexican
Picture-Writings; hf. bd.
Mexico, 1858


27 ABCARIUS (John) English and Arabic Dictionary, roy. 8vo. cloth
28 ABULFEDE Tabula Syriæ, Arab. et Lat., ed. J. B. Koehler (Editio secunda),
4to. hf. bd.


Lips. 1786


Tarikhu 1 Maliki 1 Mu'ayyad Ismail Abi 1 Fidā
(Abulfeda's General History) in Arabic, 4 vols. in 2, small folio,
hf. bd.
(Constantinople?) A.H. 1286 (1868)
This is the only complete edition of the work.

30 ALF LAILA WA LAILA. The first Egyptian edition of the Arabian
Nights, in Arabic, 2 vols. 4to. native binding Būlāk, A.H. 1251 (1835)
31 ALI BEN ABI TALEB Carmina, Arabice et Latine, ed. Kuypers, 8vo.
Lugd. Bat. 1745


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32 ALF LAILA: Book of the Thousand Nights and One Night, commonly known as the "Arabian Nights' Entertainments," now, for the first time, published complete in the original Arabic, from an Egyptian MS. brought to India by the late Major Turner Macan, edited by Sir W. H. MACNAGHTEN, 4 vols. royal 8vo. sd. £2.; or, neatly bound

Calcutta, 1839-42

This is the best printed and most readable of all the editions. Volumes sold separately as below:-Vol. I, 7s 6d; Vol. II, 108; Vol. IV, 20s. 33 ALF LEILA, The Arabian Nights, in Arabic, 2 vols. 8vo. calf

Calcutta, 1814

34 ASMA I. Siratu t Tubba' Hann al Yamani wa mā jarā lahu ma' Kalīb (Romance of the early days of the Arabs, full of poetry), in Arabic, 4 vols. in 1, small 4to. plain MS.; bound About 1750

On the first page, after the preliminary Gloria, etc., the story begins with Kala 1 Asma'i wa Abu 'Ubzida wa Jahainat al Yamani yarwūna zālik ‘an Ka'b al Akhbār; and several other headings begin Kāla l Asma'i. On the title of the second part, the word Yamani is followed by wa ba'dahu Kalām az Zīr, and on that of the third the words are Al Jux' aç Ç'āliç min Kalām az Zīr al-Muhalhil.

35 BAGHAWI. Ma'alimu t Tanzil (The great Koranic Commentary of Muhyi us Sunnat Abu Muhammad Husain al Farra al Baghawi), in Arabic, folio, 1006 pp. lithographed in clear and handsome characters, the words of the sacred text larger than the rest; red leather binding Bombay, A.H. 1285 (1868)

This is one of the most important works of its kind, and was composed about the beginning of the Christian twelfth century.

36 BAHA 'UD-DIN (Abú 'l-Mahásin bin Shaddád): Vita et Res gestæ
SULTANI SALADINI, auctore Bohadino, Arab. et Lat., ed. Schultens,
sm. folio, calf
Lugd. Bat. 1732(-55)

The value and authenticity of this history are universally recognized. The author,
who is generally known in the East as Ibn Shaddád, was Cadi 'l-'Askar under the great
Sultan, whose life he wrote.

37 BAIDAWI. Anwaru t Tanzil.

Tafsiru l-Kādi (Commentary on the Kur'an, by the Kadi Nasir-ad-din 'Abdallah b. 'Umar al Baidāwi), in Arabic, 2 vols. impl. 8vo. bd. (Būlāk) A.H. 1285 (1868) 38 AL-BELADSORI, Liber expugnationis Regionum, ed M. J. de Goeje. Arabice, 4to. hf. bd. Leyden, 1866 39 BELLEMARE, Grammaire Arabe, idiome d'Algérie, 8vo. hf. bd. Paris, 1854 40 BUKHARI. Kitabu s Sahih (The great book of Canonical Traditions compiled by Abu 'Abdullah Muhammad b. Ismā'il al Bukhāri), in Arabic, complete in 1 vol. small folio, 896 pp. neatly lithographed; Indian gilt binding Bombay 1272 (1856) 41 AL BURDA. The Famous Poem on Muhammad, called The Mantle, intitled Kawākibu d durriyya fi madhi Khairi i Burriyya, by Abūsiri, in Arabic, small folio, MS. in large Naskhi characters, 42 leaves, four lines to the page, each line separated by masses of gold, the whole presenting an appearance of great splendour; the margins somewhat wormed; in the original gilt binding rebacked

Written by Muhammad Mu'azzam, about 1600
With the seals of seventeenth-century owners, and a memorandum dated 1071.
The binding is a very interesting example of its kind.

42 CASPARI'S Arabische Grammatik, 8vo. hf. morocco

Halle, 1876 43 CATAFAGO (J.) Arabic-English and English-Arabic Dictionary, 8vo.


43 CORANUS, Arabice, ed. FLUEGEL, 4to. bd.

1873 Lipsiae, 1834

44 DAMIRI. Hayata 1 Haiwan al Kubra (History of the Animal World by
Kamal-ad-din al Damiri (or Dumairi), in Arabic, 2 vols. roy. 4to. red
leather binding
(Būlāk) A.H. 1278 (1871)
45 DOZY (R. P. A.) Supplément aux Dictionnaires Arabes, 2 vols. royal
4to. hf. morocco

Leyde, 1877-80

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