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129 CATULLUS, Tibullus, et Propertius. Opera.

Post 8vo, full contemporary red morocco gilt, gilt leaves.
Birmingham, Typis Johannis Baskerville, 1772.

£I IS 130 JUVENAL (D. Junii) et Auli Persii Flacci Satyrae.

Beautifully printed by Baskerville, in large type.


£2 18s

131 SALLUSTIUS (C. Crispus) et L. Annaeus Florus. Opera. Finely printed in large type by Baskerville.

4to, a fine and entirely uncut copy, contemporary full red morocco, full gilt back. Birmingham, 1773.

£4 45 Rare in uncut state.

132 SALLUSTIUS (C. Crispus) et L. Annaeus Florus. Opera.

Post 8vo, full contemporary straight-grain red morocco gilt, gilt leaves. Birmingham, 1774.

155 133 SHAFTESBURY (Earl of). Characteristics of Men, Manners, Opinions, Times.

With fine portrait and beautiful vignettes by GRIBELIN.

3 vols, roy. 8vo, full contemporary calf gilt. Birmingham, 1773. £2 55 134 TERENTIUS (Publius). Comoediae.


4to, fine copy in full CONTEMPORARY BLUE MOROCCO, full gilt back, gilt leaves. Birmingham, 1772.

£2_135 135 TERENTIUS (Publius). Comoediae.

Sm. 8vo, full contemporary calf gilt.
Birmingham, Typis Johannis Baskerville, 1772.

8s 6d 136 TITI LUCRETII CARI de Rerum Natura. Libri Sex, 1773.

CATULLI Tibulli et Propertii Opera. 1772.
VIRGILII MARONIS BUCOLICA Georgica et Eneis, 1766.

Together 3 vols, sm. 8vo, orig. calf. Birmingham, John Baskerville, 1766-73.

6I 163

137 BASSE (Wm.). Pastorals, and other Works (in verse). Imprinted at Oxford, 1653.


Sm. 4to, halí morocco neat, top edges gilt. Circa 1860. Ios 6d

138 BASSOMPIERRE (Mareschal de). Ambassade en

Espagne, l'an 1621. Cologne, 1668.-DITTO, NEGOCIATION
ordinaire en Angleterre de la part du Roy tres Chréstien, l'an 1626.
Cologne, 1668.

2 vols in i, thk. 12mo, full crimson levant morocco extra, full gilt back, gilt edges, by LARKINS. Cologne, chez Pierre Marteau (a la Sphere), 1668.


139 BASTARD (T.). Chrestoleros. Seven bookes of Epigrames,

reprinted from the very rare edition of 1598, and edited by E. V. UTTERSON. Sq. 12mo, orig. half mor. Beldornie Press, 1842.

18s One of 16 copies only. Presentation copy from editor.

SHAKESPEARE's ENCYCLOPEDIA. 1390 BATMAN (Stephen). Batman vppon Bartholme, his

Booke de Proprietatibus Rerum.

Newly corrected, enlarged, and amended : with such Additions as are requisite vnto euery severall Booke : Taken forth of the most approued Authors, the like heretofore not translated in English. Profitable for all Estates, as well for the benefit of the Mind as the Bodie.

Sm. folio, Black Letter. inner margins of title mended, a very fine copy, full red morocco extra, inside dentelles, g. e.

Imprinted by Thomas East, dwelling by Paules Wharfe, 1582. 421 Printed in two columns. The title is within a woodcut border, with the arms of the author on the back, dedicated to Lord Henrie Cary, Baron of

Hunsdon. The First Edition of Batman. It is a volume continuously cited by all the

editors of Shakespeare, and has been described as Shakespeare's Encyclopædia.” The present copy has the autograph of a member of the Bateman family on one of the fly-leaves. In Douce's “illustrations” of Hamlet, Timon of Athens, Coriolanus, The Tempest, Merchant of Venice, As You Like it, Macbeth, King Henry VI., Parts II. and III., there are endless references to this volume.

He says:

It will be seen in the course of these notes that Shakespeare was extremely well acquainted with this work; and as it is likely hereafter to form an article in a Shakespearean library, it may be worth adding that in a private diary written at the

time, the original price of the volume appears to have been eight shillings.” Shakespeare seems to have consulted it whilst composing nearly every one

of his plays, and his intimate acquaintance with it may be accounted for by the fact that Bateman was chaplain to Lord Hunsdon, in whose company of players the dramatist was the leading member.


140 BAXTER(Richard). The Unreasonableness of Infidelity,

manifested in four Discourses. The Subject of which is expressed in the next pages, written for the strengthening of the Weak, etc.

First Edition. Thk. sm. 8vo, orig. calf. London, 1655. £3 ios Presentation Copy from the Author to the Rev. Francis Garbett, with Inscrip

tion in his handwriting.

141 BAYLE (P.). Miscellaneous Reflections, occasion'd by

the Comet which appear'd in Dec., 1680, chiefly tending to explode Popular
Superstitions. Translated from the French, with the Author's Life.
2 vols in 1, 8vo, full calf gilt. Lond., 1708.

Ios 6d
From the library of Mrs. Craigie, with bookplate.

142 BEAUMONT AND FLETCHER. Fifty Comedies and


All in One Volume, published by the Author's Original Copies, the Songs to each Play being added.

Fine oval portrait of Fletcher by WILLIAM MARSHALL (slightly repaired on the inner blank margin).

Thk. large folio, cali.

Lond., J. Macock for John Martin, Henry Herringman, Richard Marriot, 1679.

£9 158 Fine tall copy. The second edition of the collected works of these celebrated

dramatists. The booksellers, in their Address to the reader, state that this edition contains several Prologues and Epilogues, with the Songs appertaining to each Play, which were not in the former edition, but are now inserted in their proper places. Besides, in this edition, you have the addition of no fewer than Seventeen Plays more than were in the

former." They also promise that if this edition “ be but requited with a suitable enter

tainment, we shall be encourag'd to bring Ben Jonson's two volumes into one, and publish them in this form (folio); and also to reprint Old Shakespear.”


The Wild-Goose Chase. A Comedie.
As it hath been Acted with Singular Applause at the Black-Friers :
being the Noble, Last, and Onely Remaines of those Incomparable

FIRST EDITION. Folio, full levant morocco extra, g. e., by RIVIERE.
I.ondon, Humpherey Mosely, 1652. Very rare.

£16 16s

144 BEAUTY. Artificiall Embellishments, or Arts Best Directions how to Preserve Beauty or Procure it : [by Thomas Jeamson).

Sm. 8vo, orig. calf. Oxford, W. Hall, 1665. Very scarce. £3 35

145 BEDA (Ven.). Historia Ecclesiastica gentis Anglorum

libri V. una cum reliquis ejus operibus historicis in unum volumen collectis, cura et studio Joh. Smith.

LARGE PAPER, Map and plates.

Magnificent Copy in full crushed crimson morocco extra, with rich gilt tooling in the Harleian style, g. e. (J. Clarke). Folio. Cantab., 1722.

£5 55

146 BEDLOE (Capt. William). The Excommunicated Prince,

or the False Relique, a Tragedy, as it was acted by His Holiness's Servants, being the Popish Plot in a Play.

FIRST EDITION. Sm. folio, full new crushed morocco extra, gilt leaves, by RIVIERE. Lond., 1679.

£6 6s

147 BEES. Thorley (J., of Oxon.). Female Monarchy. An

Enquiry into the Nature, Order, and Government of Bees, with the
Effectual Method to preserve them, etc.

With copperplates of Bees, Bee Hives, etc.
8vo, new half morocco gilt. Lond., 1744.



Warder (J.). The True Amazons, or the Monarchy of Bees, being a New Discovery and Improvement of them, their Sex, the Queen Bee, How to Manage Hives, etc.

12mo, orig. half calf. Lond., 1765.

8s 6d

149 BEHMEN (Jacob). The Works of Jacob Behmen, the Teutonic Theosopher.

With Figures, illustrating his Principles, left by Rev. Wm. Law.
Portrait of Behmen and 25 curious plates (some in colours).
4 vols, 4to, orig. calf, rebacked. Lond., 1764-80.

Jacob Boehm, Boehme, or Behmen, the celebrated German theosopher
and mystic, was born in 1575 and died in 1624. His writings influenced
William Law (author of the Serious Call”), Henry More, Coleridge,

and other eminent authors. A writer in The Athenæum (No. 2048, Jan. 26, 1867), states that :-" In

Boehmen's writings is to be found the true and clear demonstration of every physical fact that has been discovered since his day."

150 BELDORNIE PRESS. The Knave of Clubbs. Tis Merry when Knaves Meete.

Woodcut title.

Sm. 4to, orig. hf. roxburghe. Printed at London by E. A., dwelling nere Christ-Church, 1611, reprinted at the Beldornie Press, for Edwd. V. Utterson, 1841. (One of 16 copies only.)


151 BELL (J.). New Pantheon.

Or, Historical Dictionary of the Gods, Demi-Gods, Heroes, and Fabulous Personages of Antiquity, also of the Images and Idols Adored in the Pagan World, together with their Temples, Priests, Altars, Oracles, Fasts, Festivals, Games, etc., as well as Descriptions of their Figures, Representations, and Symbols collected from Statues, Pictures, Coins, and other Remains of the Ancients.

Profusely illustrated with upwards of 100 plates of classical scenes, statues, medals, etc.

2 vols in 1, thk. 4to, full orig. russia, m. e. Lond., 1790. 8s 6d

152 BELLEGARDE (Abbé de). Reflexions sur le Ridicule

et sur les Moyens de l'Eviter ou sont Representez les Mours et les différens Caractères des Personnes de ce Siècle.

12mo, orig. calf. Suivant la Copie Imprimée, a Paris 1697. 55

153 BENSLEY (Thomas). Miscellanea Antiqua Anglicana,

or a Select Collection of Curious Tracts, illustrative of the History, Litera-
ture, Manners, and Biography of the English Nation.
4to, full calf. London, Bensley, 1816.

£1 25 60 Contents :

Some Particulars of the Life and Death of David Rizzio. With a portrait.
Account of the Quarrel between Arthur Hall and M. Mallerie. 1579.
Account of the Christmas Prince. 1607.
Old Meg of Herefordshire for a Maid Marian, etc. 1609.
The Cold Yeare. 1614.
The Life of Long Meg of Westminster. 1635.
Historie of Fryer Bacon.
Brathwait's Rules and Orders for the Government of the House of an Earle.

154 BEZA (Theodore de). Propositions and Principles of

Divinitie, propounded and disputed in the Universitie of
Geneva by certaine Students of Divinitie there under M. Theod. Beza
and M. Anthonie Faius, Professors of Divinitie. Translated from the

Woodcut border round title.

FIRST EDITION. Sm. 4to, orig. vellum. Edinburgh, R. Waldegrave, 1591.

£2 25 Contemporary MS. notes on margin of title.

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