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A CATALOGUE OF A PORTION OF THE

LIBRARY OF CHARLES ISAAC ELTON

AND MARY AUGUSTA ELTON.

“IN IPSO ÆTERNITATIS GREMIO, INTER TOT ILLUSTRES
ANIMAS, SEDEM MIHI SUMO."

IIEINSIUS.

LONDON: QUARITCH.

1891.

259.0.74

LONDON: PRINTED BY WILLIAM CLOWES AND SONS, LIMITED,

STAMFORD STREET AND CHARING CROSS.

PREFACE.

In the preparation of this Catalogue we have been assisted and advised throughout by Mr. Alfred W. Pollard, of the British Museum, whose skill in such matters is known to all who have seen the Catalogue of the “Rowfant Books” in Mr. Locker-Lampson's library. For the success of the illustrations we have to thank Mr. Prætorius. We think that the work as a whole needs no "preface of the German cut," or garnish of common-places. The compilers are content to be like the writer known to Montaigne : "L'autheur commettant à divers de ses amis sçavans la recherche de cette-cy et de cette autre matière, à le bastir; se contentant de sa part d'en avoir projetté le dessein, et lié par son industrie ce fagot de provisions incogneues: au moins, est sien l'encre et le papier.”

C. I. E.

M. A. E.

THE MANOR HOUSE, WHITESTAUNTON, CHARD.

July 1, 1891.

MEMORANDUM.

In this Catalogue an Asterisk is prefixed to the names of Authors whose works appeared anonymously or under false names.

C. I. E.

M. A. E.

A CATALOGUE OF A PORTION OF THE LIBRARY OF CHARLES

CHARLES ISAAC ELTON AND OF MARY

MARY AUGUSTA ELTON.

DDISON, JOSEPH, Remarks on several Parts of Italy, &c., in the

Years 1701, 1702, 1703. [Motto from “ Cicer, de Amic."] London,

Printed for Jacob Tonson within Gray's Inn Gate, 1705. 8vo. The first edition. Presentation copy to D'. Sacheverell, “Ex dono eruditissimi Authoris ”: with Addison's autograph, “For the Reva. M'. Sacheverell, Fellow of Magd. College. J. Addison.” From the library of David Garrick, with his book-plate and motto; “La première chose qu'on doit faire quand on a emprunté un livre, c'est de le lire, afin de pouvoir le rendre plutôt. Menagiana, vol. 4." Bequeathed by Mrs. Eva Maria Garrick to G. F. Beltz. Panelled calf.

The Free-holder, or Political Essays. London, Printed for D. Midwinter at the three Crowns in St. Paul's Churchyard; and J. Tonson at Shakespear's Head in the Strand, 1716. 8vo. The first edition.

A Discourse on Ancient and Modern Learning. By the late Right Honourable Joseph Addison, Esq.; now first published from an Original Manuscript of Mr. Addison's, Prepared and Corrected by himself. London, Printed for T. Osborne, in Gray's Inn, 1739. fol.

The first edition.

ADDUENSIS, FERDINANDUS. Ferdinandi Abduensis contra jurisprudentiæ vituperatores oratio. Ejusdem Epigrammata nonnulla, &c. (Device.] Apud Aldi filios, Venetiis, 1546. 8vo.

ÀLIANUS, CLAUDIUS. Claudius Ælianus, His Various History. London, Printed for Thomas Dring at the George in Fleet Street near St. Dunstan's Church, 1666. 8vo.

The translation was by Thomas Stanley, son of the poet of that name; he is said to have completed the work at about the age of fourteen.

ÆMILIUS PROBUS. Æmilii Probi Vitæ excellentium Imperatorum Tito Pomponio Attico dedicate. Ti. Pomponii Attici Vita per ornelium Nepotem descripta. Plutarchi liber de illustrium mulierum virtutibus.

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