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Binding. Rider's British Merlin: For the year 1774, Adorned with
Binding. Highmore (G. R.) Disputatio Medica Inauguralis de Fri-
folio. Madrid en la Imprenta Nacional, 1837
Binding. Cornelii Maximiani Etrusci Galli elegiae sex ex recensione et cum notis Wernsdorfii, J. A. Giles, blue morocco extra, elegant and richly gilt dentelle borders on the sides, g. e. 8vo. 1838
BION ET MOSCHUS. Idylles traduites en francais par J. B. Gale,
sm. 8vo. Paris, Didot, l'an III (1795)
* * VERY RARE in this state.
BLACK ACTS OF SCOTLAND. The Actis and Constitutionnis of the Realme of Scotland maid in Parliamentis haldin by the rycht excellent hie and mychtie Princeis, Kingis James the first, secund, thrid, feird, fyft, and in tyme of Marie now Quene of Scottis . . . . anno Do. 1566, black letter, curious woodcut coat-of-arms on title (slightly defective as usual, being too large for the paper, and three or four margins repaired), brown morocco, g. e. GOOD COPY
folio. Imprentit at Edinburgh be Robert Lekpreuik, 1566 *This volume contains very interesting matter relating to SALMON FISHING, THE SLAUCHER OF RED FISCHE, FISCHING OF HERING, The making of SCHIPPIS FOR FISCHING, Hunting, etc.
BLAKE (WILLIAM) ILLUSTRATIONS TO THE BOOK OF JOB, 21 en-
JOHN FLAXMAN'S COPY, with his autograph on the fly-leaf, also the large paper label, with the initials of J. Linnell. Purchased at Flaxman's sale at Christie's.
Blake (W.) Wollstonecraft (Mary) Original Stories from real Life;
roy. 4to. Chichester, printed by J. Seagrave, &c. for W. Blake, Felpham, 1802
** VERY RARE. As usual, it does not contain the fourth part which was issued afterwards, but in a smaller number, and is wanting in nearly all copies. CLEVER SEPIA DRAWING INSERTED. BOCCACCIO (G.) DE MULIERIBUS CLARIS, large woodcut of the Triumph of Fame on title, and 106 woodcuts of full-length figures, including Pope Joan, brown levant morocco extra, panelled sides, g. e. by F. Bedford, VERY FINE COPY
4to. Venetia, per Zuanne de Trino, 1506 BOCCACCIO (G.) IL DECAMERON di come lo diedero alle stampe gli Giunti, 1527, red and black title, VERY FINE TALL COPY (146 mill.) red morocco extra, tooled sides, with elegant gold borders, silk linings, g. e. by Bisiaux, with his ticket
sm. 8vo. Amst. [Elzevir], 1665 Boccaccio (G.) Fiammetta Amorosa, with colophon on the last leaf, woodcut initial letters (that at p. 40 very curious), the first initial letter drawn in colours, elegantly bound in green morocco extra, the back and sides elaborately gilt all over to a beautiful Grolier pattern, g. e. by Capé, fine copy
8vo. Vineggia, per Giovanni Padovano, 1540 Boccaccio (G.) Laberinto d' Amore, con una Epistola à Messer Pino de Rossi confortatoria, old French citron morocco extra, g. e. a fine copy sm. 8vo. Firenze nell āno del Signore, 1525 BOCHAS (JOHN) THE TRAGEDIES, gathered by John Bochas, of all such Princes as fell from theyr estates throughe the mutability of Fortune since the Creation of Adam . . . . Translated into Englysh by John Lidgate, Monke of Burye (IN VERSE), black letter, VERY FINE LARGE CLEAN COPY, brown levant morocco extra, g. e. by F. Bedford folio. Imprinted at London by John Wayland, n. d.  BODENHAM (J.) WITS THEATRE OF THE LITTLE WORLD, supposed to have been compiled by Allot, Author of England's Parnassus, Fine COPY, last leaf restored, green levant morocco extra, gilt back and sides, in the style of Roger Payne, g. e. by F. Bedford
12mo. I. R. for N. L. and are to be sold at the West doore of Paules, 1599
BOETIUS (A. M. S.) DUO LIBRI DE ARITHMETICA, beautiful woodcut
Book-Plates. Chippendale and Kindred Designs, including many
Book-Plates. Foreign, dated from 1529 to 1786, a small Collection of
SOME VERY RARE
Book-Plates. Picturesque Book Piles, etc. including many rare plates,
Book-Plates. Hamilton (W.) Dated Book-Plates (ex-libris), 100
MAGNIFICENT SPECIMEN OF OLD ENGLISH BINDING IN SPLENDID
Booke of Psalmes. Collected into English meeter by T. Sternhold, J. Hopkins and others (with the music), black letter, in the original calf binding, A BEAUTIFUL LITTLE VOLUME
32mo. For the Company of Stationers, 1613 VERY RARE EDITION, few copies having escaped destruction on account of its diminutive size, which is 3 in. by 13 in., with colophon on last leaf. It does not contain any table of contents at the end, as is usual with larger editions.
BOURNE (V.) Poematia (Poems in English and Latin), FINE COPY, green morocco extra, g. e.
Svo. Londini: Typis J. Bettenham, 1764 ** W. CowPER'S COPY (an ardent admirer of Vinny Bourne), with his autograph on the title "W. Cowper, 1779." Cowper thinks Bourne a better Latin poet than Tibullus, Propertius, Ausonius, or any of the writers in his way, except Ovid, and not at all inferior to him."-Lowndes.
BRANDT (SEBASTIAN) NAVIS STULTIFERA, cum Badio Ascensio
sm. 4to. J. Haviland, 1630 ***Collation: Printed title, Dedication to Visct. Wentworth to the Knowing Reader, Table (6 leaves); in all 10 leaves, besides frontispiece and folding leaf, B-N N N in fours, last leaf blank. Contains a reference to Shakespeare's Venus and Adonis, see p. 24. BRAITHWAITE (R.) AR'T ASLEEPE HUSBAND? A Boulster Lecture ; stored with all variety of Witty Jeasts, Merry Tales, and other pleasant passages, FINE COPY (no frontispiece), red levant morocco extra, g.e. by F. Bedford 8vo. R. Bishop, 1640 British Poets (Portraits of), A Series of One Hundred and Thirtyeight Portraits by Pye, Engleheart, Edwards, etc. after drawings by Thurston, Clint, etc. OPEN-LETTER IMPRESSIONS, 2 vol. in 1, engraved titles and list of names, half morocco, g. t. roy. 8vo. 1824
Brome (Alex.) Songs and other Poems, the third edition enlarged, portrait by Loggan, red levant morocco extra, g. e. fine copy
sm. 8vo. Printed for Henry Brome, at the Star in Little Brittain, 1668 With Commendatory Verses by Charles Cotton, Iz. Walton, and others. BROWNE (EDWARD) A DESCRIPTION OF AN ANNUALL WORLD, or, Brief Meditations upon all the Holy-daies in the yeere. (Second title) SACRED POEMS, or Briefe Meditations, of the day in generall and of all the dayes in the weeke, 2 vol. in 1, frontispiece and two
plates, one by J. Droeshout, FINE COPY, hand dyed calf extra, g. e. by F. Bedford sm. 8vo. Printed by E. G. 1641 **For an elaborate description of this rare book, see Corser's Collectanea, part III, pp. 133-6.
BROWNE (SIR THOMAS) [RELIGIO MEDICI] A true and full coppy of that which was most imperfectly and Surreptitiously printed before under the name of Religio Medici, engraved title, 7 prel. leaves and pp. 174, one side-note on p. 156 shaved, half blue morocco, VERY sm. 8vo. Printed for Andrew Crooke, 1645
BROWNE (SIR T.) HYDRIOTAPHIA, URNE-BURIALL, or A Discourse of
Browne (Sir T.) Certain Miscellaneous Tracts, portrait by Vandre-
8vo. London, printed for Charles Mearn, Bookseller to his most Sacred Majesty, 1683 FIRST PRIVATELY PRINTED EDITION. The title from the ordinary FIRST EDITION, dated 1684, has been added.
Browning (Robert) Poems, 2 vol. FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, with half-
Browning (R.) Dramatic Idyls, FIRST EDITION, 1879; Dramatic Idyls,
*** PRESENTATION COPIES, with autograph_inscriptions by the author
Browning (Elizabeth Barrett) An Essay on Mind and other Poems,
* On the fly-leaf are the following MS. signature and notes: "H. S. Boyd 1827. This beautiful Poem was written by Miss Barrett of Hope End at the age of eighteen. She did me the honour of paying me a first visit on Wednesday April 16th, 1828. A second visit on Friday May 16th and read the opening of Edipus Tyranus."