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Roxburghe Club Publications:
All are in 4to. half morocco.
These are genuine Club publications ; not printed for sale. Of most of the
volumes only 30 copies were printed; of none more than 100 copies.
1. VIRGILES AENAEIS, Certain bokes of,
turned into English meter by Henry, Earle of Surrey (1557), gothic letter, £2. 108
William Bolland, 1814 2. DOLARNY's Primerose, or the First Part of the Passionate Hermit, £4.
1816 Presented to the Members by Sir F. Freeling, and only 33 copies printed. 3. HAGTHORPE Revived, or select specimens
of a forgotten Poet, printed on india paper, woodcuts, £3. 108
Sir S. E. Brydges, Lee Priory, Kent, 1817 4. FUNERALLES (The) of King Edward the
Sixt. (A poem), black letter} with
portrait, £4.48 James William Dodd, 1817 5. Cock Lorell's Boat, black letter, £6.68
Rev. H. Drury, 1817 6. BANCROFT (T.) Glutton's Feover, £3. 10s
J. D. Phelps, 1817 7. CONSTABLE (H.) Diana, £3. 10s
E. Littledale, 1818 8. SOLEMNITIES and Triumphes at the
Spousells and Marriage of the Ladye
John Dent, 1818 9. ScoLORER (A.) Daiphantus, f3. 3s
R. Wilbraham, 1818 10. CHESTER Mysteries. De Deluvio Noe.
De Occisione Innocentium, front. and initial letters, the Arms in gold and colours, presentation copy from the editor, Jamos Heywood Markland, to the Rev. Philip Bliss, with NUMEROUS MS. ADDITIONS of the editor, £10.
J. H. Markland, 1818
Fifty copies printed. 11. BALADES and other Poems, by John Gower, black letter, £6. 108
Earl Gower, 1818 12. CEREMONIAL at the Marriage of Mary
Queen of Scotts with the Dauphin of
France, £3. 108 W. Bentham, 1818 13. CHORLE and the Birde. The Hors, the
Shepe, and the Ghoos (with “ Ordre of ye
Sir M. M. Sykos, 1818-1822 14. Vox PopulI, Vox Dei, a Complaynt of
the Comons against Taxes (in Verse), black letter, presentation copy to R. Addams, with Dr.T. F. Dibdin's autograph inscription, £3. 108
1821 Presented by Sir J. Littledale, who when raised to the Bench destroyed every copy he could procure. 15. New Notborune Mayd and Boke of Mayd Emlyn, £4, 48
G. Isted, 1820
16. Two Interludes : Jack Jugler and Thersytes, £2.
1820 17. SKELTON (Jobn) Poet Laureate to Henry
VIII, Magnyfycence ; an interlude, black
letter, £1. 108 Joseph Littledale, 1821 18. RAVENSCROFT (T.) Selections from his Works with Music, very scarce, £5. 56
Duke of Marlborough, 1892 19. MARSTON (R.) Elegiacal Poem on the
Death of Thomas, Lord Grey of Wilton, £4, 158
Viscount dorpeth, 1822 20. LELII PEREGRINI Oratio in obitum Tor. quati Tassi, £4, 10s
Sir Sam. Brydges, 1822 21. METRICAL LIFE of Saint Robert of Knaresborough, £4. 158
Henry J. T. Drury, 1824 22. Cuck - QUEANES (the) and Cuckolds
Errants, or the bearing down the Inne, a Comædye. The Faery Pastorall or Forrest of Elues by W- P—Esq. very rare, £12. 12s
John Arthur Lloyd, 1824 23. INFORMACON for Pylgrymes unto The
Holy Londe, gothic letter, very rare,
£10, 168 George Henry Freeling, 1824 24. LA Rotta de Francciosi a Terroana nova
mento facta. La Rotta de Scocesi . Etc. in 1 vol. £1. 8s Earl Spencer, 1825
Two poems, the first on the battle of Terrousse from the original printed at Rome in 1513) : the second on the battle of Flodden Field. The above copy has Earl Spencer's autograph presentation to B. H. Bright. 25. THE GARDEN Plot, Inscribed to Q. Eliza
beth, by H. Goldingham ; and Reprint of his Masque, performed before the Queen at Norwich, August 21st, 1578, black letter, front. very rare, £10. 108
Francis Wrangham, 1825 26. HAVELOK The Dane, the Ancient English
Romance, accompanied by the French
Printed for the Club, 1828 27. CowPER. The Private Diary of William,
first Earl Cowper, Lord Chancellor of England, £1. 168
Edward Craven Hawtrey, 1833 28. The LyyyS OF SEYntys, translated into
Englys be a Doctour of Dyvynite clepsd
Lord Clive, 1835 29. Gesta Romanorum, the Old English
Versions of the, with introduction and notes by Sir F. Madden, £4. 1838
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RARE AND VALUABLE BOOKS
OFFERED FOR SALE BY
BERNARD QUARITCH, 15 PICCADILLY, W.
ILLUMINATED AND HISTORICAL
£ 8. d. ALCUIN and HILDEBERT. Fol. 1: Epistole hyldeberti cenoma
nensis episcopi doctoris egregij . . Fol. 716: Albinus ad Singulfum presbiteram (Quæstiones et Responsa in Genesim]. Fol. 92a the treatise by Alcuinus (Albinus) ends. Fol. 926: Quis ascendet in montem dei ? ascend' qd semel xps corporaliter sup altitudinem celorum . . Fol. 135: .. Vbi enim magnitudo gratiarum est ibi etiam magnitudo discriminis est.
3 parts in 1 vol. sm. 4to. MS. On vellum, beautifully written, 135 leaves, 26 lines to the page; hf. bd.
About 1190-1200 12 0 0 There are sixty-one Epistles by Hildebert, of which one is to the Queen of the English, and another to a Canon of Exeter. Then begins without any sufficient distinction the work of Alcuin in questions and answers sent by him with a preliminary letter to Singulfus. On page 19 ends the course of Int and R (i.e., the rubricated catchwords for Interrogatio and Responsum). The work which proceeds without any beading on the next page may also be Alcuin's. It is remarkable for the numerality of its observations : for example, Tres sunt quibus reconciliari debent homines . . Quatuor sunt que conferunt humilitatem . . Duas ad intelligendum . . Quatuor sunt que impediunt
. . confessionem . . Duo sunt amores etc. 2 BEDE.
Fol. 5: Incipit prefatio uenabilis Bede psbiti sup
. 6: Incipit eccliastice historie gentis anglo4 lib
Fol. 1 has on the obverse a letter, partly illegible, written about 1570 to accompany the book which was being lent to a friend. On the reverse is an inscription Liber Sce Trinitatis de Kirkaam written in the thirteenth century. Fol. 2 has on the obverse a coloured diagram of the Temple, accompanied by Bede's description of it in the margin. On the reverse begins Reuelatio S. Ragneri mris which was written about 1180-90, and ends on the obverse of fol. 5. On the reverse of fol. 5 in the original scribe's hand : Liber ecclie xpi de Kirkaam. In hoc volumine continentur . mentioning six pieces which are no longer included in it.
Small folio, MS. ON VELLUM in double columns, 38 lines to the column, in a beautiful English hand, with numerous
ornamental letters, including two fine capitals of elaborate
About 1160 70 00
PREFATIO HIERONIMI DE TRĀSLATIONE GRECA TRES LIBROS
. EXPLICIT LIB PROVERBIORV .. INCIPIT LIBER ECCLESIASTES
EXPLICIT SYR ASYRI HOC E
Foi. 826 :
This ends in the upper part of fol. 84a, column 1 with
AD CORINTHIOS. Fol. 1016 ends with Nolite fraudare inuicem nisi forte ex consensu ad tempus. Then there is a gap between this and the third chap. of Philippians . Fol. 102 begins tiamus et siquid aliter sapitis : On fol. 1026 begins the Epistle to the Colossians. Fol. 105a : . INCIPIT EPLA ad THESSALNS . . On fol. 1070 begins the second Epistle to the Thessalonicans ; on 1086 the Epistle to Timothy ; on 111b Timothy II; on 114a Titus ; on 115a Philemon. Fol. 1166 : INCIPIT AEPLA AD HEBREOS . . This ends on 124b, col 1 . col. 2 : INCIPIT PROLOG SEPTE A EPISTOLARV
£ S. d. CANONICARV. The Canonical Epistles end on fol. 139a, and on the same page follows Incipit Praefat. Sci.
Hieronimi in libro Dabre iamin id est verba Diervm. This preface ends on 140a, and is followed immediately by the text of Chronicles. The second Book of Chronicles ends on fol. 172. Fol. 173a : Incip praefatio Sci Hieronomi in Apocalypsi. On 1746 the text of the Apocalypse begins and it ends on 189a, col. 1. Incipit Comemoratio Basilica Dedicationis Sci Michaelis Archangeli Qvod est . IIII . kl. Octvbris. This ends on 1916. Fol. 192a, col. 1, contains the last 23 lines of the Apocalypse in an older hand than the same lines which occur in duplicate on fol. 189. 192a, col. 2: Explicit Apocalypsis Incipit Sermo Sci Ambrosii Episcopi de Assvmpcione beate et gloriose Virginis Mariae qve celebrat. xviii kldas Semtembris. On the back begins the Sermon with a curious and elaborate combination of capital letters.
Adest dilectissimi Fratres dies valde venerabilis . . It ends on the reverse of 199 and is followed on the same page by Sermo Sci Ieronimi in Assympcione Sce Mariae ad Paulā et Eustochium. The original writing of this discourse ends on 2140; a later hand has continued the matter on 2146 and still left the piece unfinished.
Square folio, MS. ON VELLUM IN A FINE CAROLINGIAN HAND, written in double columns, 29 lines to the column ; with numerous very large capitals ornamented with interlaced and grotesque work, and several intitulations in Uncials and Rustic Capitals, the great initials decorated in the Irish style; hf. bd.
About A.D. 800 150 0 0 A Frankish MS. of extremely interesting character, which represents the text of St. Jerome as purified by Alcuin. The arrangement of the books is very curious, and must have been suggested by some liturgical reason. Some of the constituent parts of this volume are very rare in MS., including even the first preface of St. Jerome. The
book came from the monastery of St. Illidius in Clermont (Auvergne). 4 BIBLIA LATINA. Fol. 1: GENESIS . | Incipit epla sci
ieronimi pbri ad pau | linum de omnibz diuine hystorie li |
Thick folio, A SPLENDIDLY ILLUMINATED MS. ON FINE
About 1320 350 0 0 A remarkably fine and splendid volume. It is curious that the illastrations in the first half of the book are executed in the rather severe style of thirteenth-century French work, while all the rest are in the richer Italian style of the time at which the book was written. The work was, however, carried out entirely in the one place and at
the one period, and must have been done for some magnate of Northern Italy. On the fly-leaf there is written in pencil “Ex Bibliotheca Palatina Mannh."and the MS. is therefore supposed to have been in the Mannheim library. The arms on the sides are, however, those of Bavaria impaled with the shield of a consort and surmounted by a royal crown.-Mr. Stuart, of Aldenham Abbey, whose bookplate is found inside the cover, has added his crest on the outside.
This volume fetched £490 at the Stuart sale at Christie's in
callyd the Cronycle of Engelonde of whiche book bysyde
Small folio, FINE MS. ON VELLUM, 33-40 lines per page,
About 1460-70 42 0 This MS. ends with the proceedings of the Siege of Rouen in 1418,
not coming down to the surrender of the city early in 1419. 6
Here begynneth a booke which is called Brute the
Cap. primo. This booke treteth
which conteyneth ccxxxviiji chapitres withoute the prothogoll or prolog Next follows a red-ink heading of nine lines, succeeded by the beginning of the work. Somtyme in ye noble londe of Surry ye' was a man of grete renoun called Dioclisian whiche wele & worthely rewlyd him and all his Realme . . Fol. 171:.. countred wiy oure englissh men and much peple slayne And yis sege durid xx woukes
And yanne ye kyng entred in to ye toune and rested him in the Castell til ye toune was sette in reule and in gou’naunce.
Small folio, FINE MS. ON VELLUM, 33 lines to the page, written in an upright cursive hand of great elegance and regularity, decorated with a beautiful illuminated border of pure English style on the first page, and with ornamental initials throughout the volume; in a handsome old gilt russia binding of Harleian style executed about 1740 for Maurice Johnson of Spalding, whose engraved bookplate, dated 1735, is pasted inside the cover
About 1450 120 0 This fine MS. has 21 lines more at the end than the preceding one, and thus carries the narrative down to January, 1419.