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Old and Rare Books

of (with some exceptions)

English Literature


Being Books acquired too late to appear Alphabetically in the former Catalogues, including our extensive purchases from THE BRITWELL COURT LIBRARY Sale.



Offered for sale with prices affixed by.






A Collection of Old and Rare Books of

(with some exceptions)

English Literature.


Contents: The Sybil, or The Elder Brutus, a Tragedy.-The Walloons, a Comedy.
-The Confession, a Play in Five Acts.-The Passive Husband, a Comedy.-Tor-
rendal, a Tragedy.-Lover's Resolutions.-Alcanor, a Tragedy. The Eccentric
Lover, a Comedy.-Tiberius in Capræ.-The Last of the Family, a Comedy.-Don
Pedro, a Play in Five Acts.-The False Demetrius.

In exceptional state, LARGE PAPER, turning the ordinary octavo edition into a

quarto sized one.

12098 West Indian.

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1774. 12mo, sewn.


12099 A Pairt of the Life of Lady Margaret Cuninghame, DAUGHTER OF THE
EARL OF GLENCAIRN, that she had with her first Husband, the MASTER OF
EVANDALE. The just and true account thereof, as it was at first written with her
own hand;
Edinburgh: James Ballantyre and Co., 1827. Sm. 4to,

half morocco.

10s 6d

Reprinted from a MS. of about 1622 and edited by Charles Kirkpatrick Sharpe.

12101 The Story of Nell Gwyn: AND THE SAYINGS OF CHARLES
THE SECOND. Related and Collected by PETER CUNNINGHAM,
F.S.A. Bradbury & Evans, 1852. FIRST EDITION. Engraved
plates, 8vo, original cloth, VERY FINE COPY, SCARCE. £5 5s


12102 The Case of Sodomy, In the Tryal of Mervin Lord Audley, Earl
WITH TWO OF HIS SERVANTS, (Laurence FitzPatrick, and


Thomas Brodway) who was Try'd and Condenmn'd by his Peers on the 25th April, and Beheaded on Tower-Hill, May 14, 1631. With His Articles of Belief, sent in a Letter to his Son, the Letter he writ to his four Sisters and his Speech at the Place of Execution. Likewise the Tryal and Condemnation of Laurence FitzPatrick and Thomas Broadway, who were executed at Tyburn, July 6, with their Dying Speeches. John Morphew, 1708, 8vo, sewn. £1 10s

12103 A Compleat History of the Priests and Nuns WHEREIN IS CONTAIN'D:

I. The adventures of the most principal of them with their method of Courtship.

II. Their Confessions, with the lewd use made of them.

III. The Case of Miss Catherine Cadiere.

IV. A Signal Cheat, transacted by the Dominicans.

V. The Case of Seduction; with an account of the Proceedings against the Abbe' de Rues, for Committing Rapes on 133 Maidens.

To which is added

for SIN


A Table of the several Sums of Money to be paid for Dispensations of all Crimes and Villanies. Richard Adams, 1746. Engraved plates. 8vo, calf RARE. £5 15s

12104 The Polite Road to an Estate, or Fornication one great Source of Wealth and Pleasure. J. Cooke, 1759. 8vo, sewn, SCARCE AND CURIOUS. £1 15s 12105 Verses Occasioned by the Judgment passed on John Ward of Hackney, In Westminster-Hall, and in both Houses of Parliament (c. 1720). FOLIO BROADSHEET POEM of 3 pp. text, a curious poem occasioned by the aquittal of Ward, charged with an unnatural offence.



12106 Machiavel's Discourses upon the First Decade of T. Livius. Translated out of the Italian; WITH SOME MARGINALL ANIMADVERSIONS NOTING AND TAXING HIS ERROURS. By E. D. Thomas Paine for William Hills, 1636. FIRST EDITION.Nicholas Machiavel's Prince. Also, THE LIFE OF CASTRUCCIO CASTRACANI of Lucca. And the Meanes DUKE VALENTINE us'd to put to death VITELLOZZO VITELLI, Oliverotto of Fermo, Paul and the Duke of Gravina. Translated out of Italian into English, by E. D. With some Animadversions noting and taxing his errours. R. Bishop for Wil Hils, 1640. FIRST EDITION. FIRST EDITION. Together in 1 Vol., 12mo, I contemporary morocco.

£10 10 This is a rare book; it was not in the Huth or Hoe collections, nor is it mentioned by Lowndes or in the Dictionary of National Biography.


12107 The Dance of Death.

Sold by R. Walton at the Globe on the North side of S. Pauls Church Towards Ludgate. (c. 1720). Folio, ENGRAVED BROADSIDE, (11 in. by 6 in.), containing a Dance of Death series of figures with engraved description.

10s 6d 12108 Le Triomphe de La Mort. GRAVE' D' APRES LES DESSEINS DE HOLBEIN par. W. HOLLAR. (c. 1780). Thirty one engraved plates by Holbein. Sm. 4to, contemporary red morocco, gilt edges. 10s 6d


12109 Aminta: The Famous Pastoral. WRITTEN IN ITALIAN BY SIGNOR TORQUATO TASSO and translated into English Verse By JOHN DANCER. Together with DIVERS INGENIOUS POEMS. John Starkey, 1660. FIRST EDITION.-Nicomede. A TRAGICOMEDY, Translated out of the French of Monsieur Corneille, By JOHN DANCER. As it was Acted at the Theatre Royal in Dublin. Together with an Exact Catalogue of all the English Stage-Plays printed, till the present Year, 1671. Francis Kirkman, 1671. FIRST EDITION. VERY RARE COMPLETE WITH THE EXACT CATALOGUE. -Agrippa, King of Alba; or, THE FALSE TIBERINUS. As it was several times Acted with great Applause before his Grace the Duke of Ormond, then Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, at the Theatre Royal in Dublin. From the French of Monsieur QUINAULT. J. C. for Nich. Cox, 1675. FIRST EDITION. COMPLETE SET OF JOHN DANCER'S DRAMATIC PIECES. The "AMINTA" is an 8vo, inlaid to small 4to to match size of other book. In one volume. Sm. 4to, old. calf, rebacked, A VALUABLE COLLECTION. £22 10s Aminta. Dedication to Mr. R. B., To the Reader, Interlocutors, (10 pp.). Poems (pp. 85-134).

Nicomede. Dedication to Thomas Earl of Ossory by Fra. Kirkman. Actors (2 pp.). True, perfect and exact Catalogue (16 pp.).

Of exceeding rarity with the Catalogue at end. Francis Kirkman who, according to his address to the reader, was an ardent collector and reader of the plays themselves; out of a total of 806 plays which he names, he boasts of the possesion of all but 30 of them!! Besides naming all Shakespeare's own plays, there are several in this list with his name attached, in which he is not known to have had a hand.

Agrippa, King of Alba. Dedication to the Lady Mary Cavendish, Prologue, names of Actors, Epilogue (5 pp.).


12110 A Satyr Against Dancing. BY A PERSON OF HONOUR. [POEM]. A. Baldwin, 1702. FIRST EDITION. NARCISSUS LUTTRELL'S copy has written on title page the original cost '4d.' and the date 18 June' folio 10 pp., sewn, VERY RARE. £4 14 6d Another Copy. Ib., 1702. Folio, 10 pp. POEM, sewn. £2 2s



12113 Clackshugh. A POEM IN MILTONIC VERSE. D. Henry and R. Cave, 1755. FIRST EDITION. 4to, 15 pp., sewn. £1 10

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