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I. The highest bidder to be the buyer; and if any dispute arise between bidders, the lot so disputed shall be immediately put up again, provided the auctioneer cannot decide the said dispute.

II. No person to advance less than 1s.; above five pounds 2s. 6d.; and so on in proportion.

III. All lots are sold subject to the right to impose a reserve; and subject to the right to bid by or on behalf of the seller.

IV. The purchasers to give in their names and places of abode, and to pay down 10s. in the pound, if required, in part payment of the purchase-money, in default of which the lot or lots purchased will be immediately put up again and re-sold. V. The lots to be taken away, at the buyer's expense, immediately after the conclusion of the sale; in default of which Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE will not hold themselves responsible if lost, stolen, damaged or otherwise destroyed, but they will be left at the sole risk of the purchaser. If, at the expiration of ONE WEEK after the conclusion of the sale, the books or other property are not cleared or paid for, they will then be catalogued for immediate sale, and the expenses, the same as if re-sold, will be added to the amount at which the books were bought. Messrs. SOTHEBY, WILKINSON & HODGE will have the option of re-selling the lots uncleared, either by public or private sale, without any notice being given to the defaulter.

VI. All the books are presumed to be perfect, unless otherwise expressed; but if, upon collating, any should prove defective, the purchaser will be at liberty to take or reject them, provided they are returned within TEN DAYS after the conclusion of the sale, when the purchase-money will be returned.

VII. The sale of any book or books is not to be set aside on account of any wormholes, stained or short leaves of text or plates, want of list of plates or blank leaves, or on account of the publication of any subsequent volume, supplement, appendix, or plates. All the manuscripts, autographs, all magazines and reviews, all books in lots, and all tracts in lots or volumes, will be sold with all faults, imperfections and errors of description. The sale of any illustrated book, lot of prints or drawings, is not to be set aside on account of any error in the enumeration of the numbers stated, or error of description.

VIII. No Imperfect Book will be taken back, unless a note accompanies each book, stating its imperfections, with the number of lot and date of the sale at which the same was purchased.

IX. To prevent inaccuracy in the delivery, and inconvenience in the settlement of the purchases, no lot can on any account be removed during the time of sale. X. Upon failure of complying with the above conditions, the money required and deposited in part of payment shall be forfeited; and if any loss is sustained in the re-selling of such lots as are not cleared or paid for, all charges on such re-sale shall be made good by the defaulters at this sale.

Gentlemen who cannot attend this Sale may have their Commissions faithfully executed by their humble Servants,


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In sending Commissions please refer to this Catalogue as ELEKTRA."





The Valuable and Interesting Library





LOT 1.

CTS OF PARLIAMENT of the maist hie, maist excellent and michtie Prince, and our Souerane Lord James the sixt, King of Scottis, begune and haldin at Edinburgh the XV day of December the zeir of God 1567, black letter (some letters on F 1 slightly defective), imprentit at Edinburgh be Johne Ros, 1575-The Actis and Constitutionnis in the Parliament begune at Stirviling the XVIII day of August, 1571, black letter, ib. 1575-The Lawis, Statutis and Constitutionnis ar devysit, ordanit, etc. In the Parliament haldin at Stirviling the XXV day of Julii, 1578, black letter, larger woodcut on the title than on the above, ib. 1579-The Lawis, Statutis, Constitutionnis, etc. in the Parliament haldin and begun at Edinburgh XXIIII day of October 1581, black letter, imprentit at Edinburgh be Henrie Charteris, 1582; FINE COPIES, in 1 vol. brown morocco, g. e. folio. Edinb. 1567-82 * * ALL VERY RARE, the first volume contains "THE CONFESSION OF FAITH," and amongst the subjects treated on in these volumes

LOT 1-continued.









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may be mentioned "Abolishing the Pape," Shipping and Military subjects, "THE SLAUCHTER OF HERINGS AND GUHYTE FISCHE,' THE SLAUGHTER OF RED FISCHE AND SMOLTIS," The Purchasing of Paipes Bulles, Playing and Drinking during Sermon time, Idle Beggars, THE INSTRUCTION OF THE ZOUTH IN MUSICK,' THE SLAUGHTER OF REID FISCHE, AND THE FRY OF ALL FISCHE,' THE TRANSPORTING OF FISCHE," etc.

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Adamus (Fr.) De Rebus in Civitate Firmana gestis Fragmentorum lib. II ex Bibliotheca D. Cæsaris Ottinelli, woodcut device on title, and autograph signature of STEPHANUS BALUZIUS, very fine copy, red morocco extra, with the arms of J. A. DE THOU and his second wife GASPARDE DE LA CHASTRE on the sides, his monogram repeated five times on the back, and also his device, g. e. well preserved

Svo. Roma, Donangeli, 1591

Addison (Joseph) A Poem to his Majesty, Presented to the Lord
Keeper, FIRST EDITION, half morocco, ALL EDGES UNCUT, fine clean
folio. Jacob Tonson, 1695
ALBUMASARIS FLORES ASTROLOGIE, numerous curious woodcuts, FINE
LARGE CLEAN COPY, brown levant morocco extra, tooled sides, g.e.
by Riviere
4to. Venet. Ratdolt, XIIII Kal. Decebris, 1488
*** FIRST EDITION, with autograph on title of M. Nicolaus Leopoldus,
Tutor to the Infanta of Spain.

Alciat (A.) Les Emblemes, mis in rime françoise, avec curieuse correc-
tion, 115 fine woodcuts, BEAUTIFUL COPY, in the original white
8vo. Paris, C. Wechel, 1542

ALLOM (Thomas) THIRTEEN ORIGINAL DRAWINGS IN COLOURS to Illustrate Mrs. Ellis' "Family Secrets," half bound green morocco extra, g.e. by Riviere oblong 4to

*** THESE EXQUISITE DRAWINGS were engraved and issued with several editions of the work; some of the engravings are placed in the volume opposite the drawing.


Almanack Company of Stationers, engraved throughout, morocco mosaic binding, gilt, g. e. size 2 in. by 1fe in.

Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1790 Almanack Stationers' Company, engraved throughout, elegantly bound in variegated morocco, and richly tooled in gold, g. e. enclosed in a pull-off morocco case, elegantly tooled to match, size 24 in. by 11 in. A VERY BEAUTIFUL SPECIMEN

For the Company of Stationers, 1787

Almanack: Goldsmith, An Almanack for 1802, bound in variegated
morocco, pretty gilt tooling, with dancing figure in centre, enclosed
in a similar case
12mo. ib. 1802


10 AMADIS DE GAULE. The Fifth Book of the Most Pleasant and Delectable History of Amadis de Gaule, containing the first part of the most Strange, valiant and Worthy Acts of Esplandion Son to Amadis de Gaule: As his strange sayling in the Great Serpent... and the Conquest of the Castle of the Defended Mountain, etc. black letter, fine copy, red levant morocco extra, g. e. by F. Bedford 4to. A. Kembe, 1664 ** FIRST ENGLISH TRANSLATION. The first four books were translated and published in folio in 1619. AMERICA. Donne (Dr. John) A Sermon upon the Eight Verse of the first chapter of the Acts of The Apostles. Preached To the Honourable Company of the VIRGINIAN PLANTATION, 13 Nov. 1622, with the genuine blank leaf before the title, blue morocco extra, g.e. FINE COPY, very rare 4to. Thos. Jones, 1624 America. Fox (George, Founder of the Quakers) An Epistle General. To them who are of the Royal Priest-Hood and Chosen Generation. Given forth from the Movings of the Power and Spirit of Truth, and now made publick to be sent abroad among the Saints scattered in old and NEW ENGLAND, Germany, Holland, Ireland, Scotland, BARBADOES, and VIRGINIA, for them to read in the Fear of the Lord, FINE COPY, red levant morocco extra, panelled sides, sm. 4to. Printed for Thos. Sauvierus, 1660 AMMAN (JOST) BIBLIORVM VTRIVSQVE TESTAMENTI ICONES, summo artificio expressæ, Historias sacras ad vivvm exibentes, 200 beautiful wood engravings by Jost Amman, Feyerabend, Hans Bocksberger, etc. printed on one side of the paper only, FINE COPY, with proof leaves, blank portion of title mended, green levant morocco extra, g. e. by F. Bedford







12mo. Impressum Francoforti apvd Georgivm Corvinum impensis Hieronymi Feyerabend, 1571 Amman (J.) Künstliche und wolgerissene Figuren der fürnembsten Evangelien durcho Jar sampt den Passion und zwölff Aposteln, der gleichen vor nie in druck auszgangen, 80 fine spirited woodcuts by Jost Amman, with colophon on last leaf, dark blue levant morocco extra, g. e. by F. Bedford

4to. Gedruckt zu Franckfort am Mayn, 1587

Angling. S. (J. a Brother of the Angle) The Compleat Fisher; Or, The True Art of Angling, being a Clear and Speedy Way of Taking all Sorts of Fresh-water Fish, with the Worm, Fly, Paste, and other Baits ..... To Fish in Hackney River, etc. fifth edition, enlarged, woodcut frontispiece and woodcuts, green levant morocco extra, g. t. by Leighton

sm. 12mo, agenda form. Printed for G. Conyers, Little Britain, 1725 Ariosto (Ludovico) Orlando furioso, ricorretto, et di nuove figure adornato, con i nuovi discorsi di Girolamo Ruscelli, numerous woodcuts, beautifully bound in red levant morocco extra, g. e.

LOT 16-continued.






by Hardy - Mennil, the back and sides richly gilt by Marius Michel

sm. 12mo. Venetia, appresso Vincenzo Valgrisio et Baldasser Constantini, 1557 Arnold (Matthew) Cromwell, a Prize Poem recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 28, 1843, FIRST EDITION, in the original printed wrapper, enclosed in a morocco cover, lettered on the side

8vo. Oxford, 1843

ARS MEMORANDI. Hexastichon Sebastiani Brant in Memorabiles
evangelistarum figuras, 15 large and most curious wood engravings
in the style of the mediaval illustrations of the Apocalypse, VERY
FINE LARGE CLEAN COPY, brown levant morocco extra, tooled sides,
g. e. by Riviere
4to. T. Badensis cognomento Anshelmi.....1504
*** THIS VERY CURIOUS WORK was composed in the Middle Ages, and
originally appeared as a Block-book, but of that edition only five
or six copies are known to exist.

ASKHAM (Anthony) A PROGNOSTICACION made for the yere of oure Lord god a thousand fyve hundreth XLVIII. Calculated for the meridian of YORKE, black letter, title within woodcut border, enclosed in brown morocco case extra, panelled sides, by F. Bedford


12mo. Imprynted at London in Flete Strete at the sygne of the George by W. Powell, n. d. [1518]

* UNKNOWN TO ALL BIBLIOGRAPHERS, and in REMARKABLE CONDITION, never having been cut open, but folds out into a single sheet, slightly repaired.

BACON (Sir Francis) THE ESSAIES OF FRANCIS BACON Knight, the King's Atturney Generall. His Religious Meditations. Places of Perswasion and Disswasion, Seene and allowed, title within woodcut border, VERY FINE COPY, with the original blank leaf before the title, blue levant morocco extra, g. e. by F. Bedford

12mo. Printed at London by J. D. for Elizabeth Jaggard at the hand and Starre neere the middle Temple-gate, 1624 *** JOHN LOCKE'S Autograph on the fly-leaf: "John Locke applied himself with great diligence to the study of classical literature, and the private reading of the works of Bacon and Descartes." Knight's Encyclopædia.

Bacon (Sir F.) The Essaies of St Francis Bacon Knight, the Kings Solliciter Generall, LARGE COPY, imperfect, but with title and dedication: To my loving Brother Sr. John Constable Knight," loose in vellum wrapper


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sm. 8vo. Imprinted at London by John Beale, 1612 With the above will be sold another edition, also imperfect, dated on title: "Of the colours of Good and Evill, 1613." (2)

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