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with a fresh set of numbers and signatures, the Hymns succeed : Dñica. j.
is cut away
3 parts in 1 vol. small 4to. in the original stamped calf binding, the back repaired
1524-22 31 10 0 The Horæ has only six preliminary leaves, the other two (which contained a title and an Almanack) being lost. The text is perfect and is numbered from i-clxxxv which ought to be clxxxiv).
The Hymns are very rarely found in an edition of the York or Sarum Hours.
gentissime per pre | stātissimos viros 1 z dños doctorem | Branto
Finit registrů. under which is the colophon printed in red :
12mo. PRINTED ON VELLUM, with 69 woodcuts of Saints and three fullpage illustrations ALL FINELY COLOURED AND ILLUMINATED; fine copy in old German black morocco, with clasps and gilt edges, enclosed in an outer
Strassburg, 1503 63 0 0 Between leaves 20 and 21, a leaf of vellum is inserted, which is painted with a man's figure kneeling before a desk at which St. Luke sits writing. From the kneeling figure's mouth issue the words Adesto nostris propius et propicius. Beneath him is an escutcheon, apparently that of Frauenberg ; and the page has a printed border in Flemish style.
This book must be extremely rare; since Brunet and Graesse give a description not only scanty but erroneous, assigning to the volume 231 leaves only, when as a
matter of fact it has 252, all printed on.
und Guido Maria Dreves. 25 parts or vols., 8vo. (published at
Leipzig, 1886-97 5 0 0 173 MONE (F.J.). Lateinische Hymnen des Mittelalters, aus Handschriften herausgegeben und erklärt, 3 vols. 8vo. hf. morocco, gilt
1853 174 ALÈS (Anatole). Description des LIVRES DE LITURGIE imprimés aux
XV et XVI Siècles faisant partie de la Bibliothèque de S.A.R. Mgr.
2 50 175 another copy, with a supplement of 46 pages ;—2 vols., royal 8vo., sd.
2 16 0 One of the most important catalogues raisonnés of its kind. Only 150 copies were printed, all for private distribution.
3 10 0
d. 175 HENRY VIII. Title : A NECES- | SARY DOCTRINE / AND ERVDITION FOR
| ANY CHRISTEN | man, set furthe by | the kynges ma- | iestie of Eu- |
1543 18 18 0 176 the same, a fine copy in old calf
1543 14 14 0 "The King's Book," je. the original attempt to frame a liturgy for the renovated Church of England.
Just above the colophon is the royal order concerning the sale of the book,—that the price should not be above 16d. “ in paper boordes or claspes."
The two copies, although nearly identical, are not actually so. They were evidently both produced in 1543, but we may suppose that a demand existed for which the first issue was not sufficient. Many points of distinction might be noted, but it is sufficient to say that, in the calf copy, the headlines of the last thirty leaves are nearly all in
capitals, while they are in lower-case letters almost throughout the morocco copy.
ANGLOISE . ov Le Livre des Prieres Pvbliqves .. Nouuellement traduit
The second volume is the Livre des Pseaumes, which has a separate title, and a
178 CONFESSIONS OF FAITH. Title : An Harmony of the Confessions
of the Faith of the Christian and Reformed Churches, which purelie
Cambridge, Thomas Thomas, 1586 1 12 6 178* RITUALE ECCLESIARUM DANIAE ET NORVEGIAE Latine redditum per P. Terpager, 8vo. calf
Havniae, 1706 1 0 0 179 SCOTTISH CATECHISM. A Catechisme of Christian Religion.
Appointed to be printed for the vse of the Kirke of Edinbvrgh.
Edinburgh, Printed by Andro Hart, Anno Dom. 1615 12 0 0
published by Hart in 1615.
that laboure of Luthers Errour, as touching the bodely presens of
(1548-49) 6 0 0
to Sir Thomas Wyat.
vsa, autoritate, atque præstantia Ministerij verbi Dei & Sacramēt-
Small folio, QUEEN ELIZABETH'S COPY, bound for her in black calf, with
This must have been one of the earliest books bound for the Queen. She had owned it probably since its publication, and in 1559 thought it worthy of binding for the royal library. The style of work is similar to that of the books which had been bound for Edward VI. The citation which the Queen chose as a motto is the following: "Syncervs et genvinvs Verbi Dei intellectvs hominem ad ipsivs Dei ecclesiam et recte docendam et bene regendam aptvm et idonevm facit.”-It gives the book a distinguished place as one of the choice volumes of her library.
£ 8. d.
5 0 0
182 BALE (John) A Briefe Chronycle concerning the examination and death
of that Blessed Martir of Christ Sir John Oldecastell the Lord Cob-
Anthony Scoloker and W. Seres, n. d. (1548) 183
The First two Partes of the Actes or unchast examples of the English Voturyes, gathered out of their owne legendes and chronycles, 12mo. black letter, cut on title, old calf, with stamped ornamental borders
Abr. Vele, 1551
and S. Andrew at Barnwell, Cambridgeshire, Latin and English, with
1897 185 Flaccius İLLYRICUS (Math.) Catalogus Testium Veritatis qui ante
nostram ætatem reclamarunt Papae, cum præfatione Mathiae Flacii
sil. Jo. Oporinus et M. M. Stella, 1556 186 LUIS DE GRANADA. A Memoriall of a Christian Life divided into Seaven
Treatises (translated from the Spanish by Richard Hopkins), stout
Doway, J. Heigham 1612
lichē Schachtzabel Spiels underweysung, erclärung, vă verstant
Oppenheim about 1516-18 10 0 0
On the back of the title Jacob Köbel dedicates to Chessplayers this little work in
Köbel speaks in error of being moved “ widerumb inn den Truck zu fertigen” the work of Dr. Mennel ; but Mennel himself says in his preface dated Costentz, 1507, that he had decided not to publish it. Consequently it was printed here for the first
a large woodcut. Fol. 2a : Prefacio in itinerarium seu peregrinatio |
Small 4to. 36 leaves, 32 lines to the page, with ornamental initials,
An excessively rare book, in very fine condition, with woodcuts which enjoy celebrity for their design and character. There is no better proof of the rarity of the book than the circumstance that it is described by Hain and Brunet alike, as consisting
of 32 leaves, instead of 36.
Morte . . In Lyone appresso Giovan Frellone, M.D.XLIX. 12mo.
Lyons, 1549 10 10 0
£ S. d. 190 KETHAM. Title : Fasciculus medicine in quo | continentur: videlicet. I
Primo iudicia vrinarum . . Line 11: Sexto de Anothomia . On the
Small folio, with ten superb outline woodcuts, all full-page size, and
L'enice, 1495 42 0 0 Most of the woodcuts in this book exhibit a wonderful triumph of design, and must take front rank among the best examples of Venetian wood engraving towards the close of the fifteenth century. Nothing but the Poliphilo can be put in line with i Copies of the ketham have now become very rare.
The work with which this copy is bound up is the Florida Corona Medicinæ . . edita per Antonium Gazium, printed by the Gregorii brothers four years before the
COMPOSTE PER EL | NOBILE ET MAGNIFICO | MISIER LEONARDO | IVSTINIANO
12mo. with 34 pretty woodcuts (including 11 repetitions), some of them
1517 24 0 0 Some of the cuts are of remarkably elegant design ; but others are of ruder character, More than one artist apparently worked on the blocks.
EARLY PRINTED BOOKS
Cy fine le derrenier volume de la table | ronde faisant mē- | tion des
2 vols. folio, PRINTED ON VELLUM in double columns in large letters
, but presenting a magnificent example of Vérard's vellum-printing ; hf. calf, from the Ashburnham library
Paris, 1494 96 0 0 The colophon of Vol. I is dated 1 July, 1494, of Vol. III 30 April. 1494, and in both volumes the number of lines to the column is 47. This is therefore the first exlition printed by Vérard, while the copy which belonged to Firmin-Didot and Lord Crawford was of the second edition (about 1504), and although it wants the whole second volume and twenty-two leaves of the first and third, it must be regarded as a book of the greatest value and rarity.---The deficient leaves are-in Vol. I, seven preliminary leaves and first leaf of text, besides fo. Ixvij, leaf m5, fo. cxi, cxlviii, clxxy, leaf B6, D4. In Vol. III, fo. i, xliii, lxxiv, xciv, leaf ppp5, fo. clxv, and
libellas consolatorius ad instructo3 deuoto 2 | Cuius primú capi-
Fol. 16b: Sequiť scda ps h9 libri q est
Viri egregij Thome montis sancte Agnetis in | Traiecto regularis
Small folio, 76 leaves, 35 long lines to the page; fine copy in the
Augsburg, about 1670 600 : Bound up with this Editio Princeps of a famous book are the following treatises, from the same press and of the same time : Augustinas de anime quantitate, 29 leaves ; Augustini Soliloqū, 23 leaves ; Speculum peccatoris, 5 leaves; Hieronimus de essencia diuinitatis followed by Thomæ de Aquino Summa de articulis fidei, together 16 leaves ; Hieronimi prologus in librum de viris illustribus, 37 leaves ; Errores indeo 24, 4 leaves ; Probacões noui testamti, 8 leaves ; Processus indiciarins, 10 leaves (of which the first is a blank.)- It is also bound up with the edition printed at Augsburg in 1472 by Schüssler of the Hexameron Beati Ambrosij Mediolanensis
epi . . 76 lines, 35 long leaves to the page.
paduani. I ad reuerendū in xpo patrē et dñm pe- | trum donato . I
Small folio, 10 leaves, 24 long lines to the page, without signatures,
S. n. (Augsburg, Günther Zainer, about 1470) 10 10 '1 VERY RARE. It is the first edition of a short sacred epic, written about 1430, which was reprinted several times after Zainer's edition above described. One of the most significant tokens of its rarity is afforded by the description of it as a quarto in Hain, Brunet, and Graesse. The first had probably seen a copy in which the margins
were cut down, and the other two copied him without having ever seen the book. 195 LILY. First page: Guillelmi Lilii Angli Rudimenta. I To make latyn | . . Eleventh page, line 1: it is the genytyne case
Line 7 : Finis. Under this begins Carmen Guillelmi Lilij, ad discipulos I de moribus. This poem ends on the sixteenth page, line 6; and is followed on the same page by two tetrastichs in praise of Lily by John
Rituiss and Richard Vernam. Black letter [Pynson, about 1515]
moribus puerorū . . Colophon on twelfth page : Impressum Londoniis
partibus orationis , æditio . .1.. Page 27: . . FINIS. Londini in
Wynkyn de Worde, 1523
1516-23 32 01 These pieces are extremely rare. The British Museum apparently has neither of the first two. All three are marked with the signature of Wh. Kennett,
196 PANZER. Annales Typographici ab artis inventae origine ad annym
M D (cum continuatione usque ad MDXXXVI] post Maittairii Denisii
with an Introduction. Folio, pp. viii and 40, with 40 plates containing
G. NORMAN AND SOX, PRINTERS, FLORAL STILEET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON