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An excellent new Commedie,

Intituled

The Confli&t of Conscience.

CONTAYNINGE,
Amost lamentable example,ofthc dole-
fall desperation of a miserable world,
lings, termed, by the name of
PHILOLOGTS, who forlooke the
auech of Gods Gospel, for
feare of the lof

cof
Fyfe,& worldly

goods.
Compiled, by Nathaniell
Woodcs.Minifter, in

Norwich.:
The Actors names,deuided into fix partes, most con-

ucnicnt for such as be disposed, either to show this Comcdicin

priuatc houses,or otherwise, Prologue

Sathan,

Auaricco Mathetes

Tyrranye.

Suggestion Conscience. Hop etir. Spirit, . for one. Gisbertus. for one. Paphinitius. Horror.

Nuntius,

Eusebius. Hypocrisie. Cardinal Thcologus. for one. Cacon. fez one. Philologus for one.

AT LONDON

Printed by Richarde Bradocke

dwelling in Aldermanburie, a little aboue the

Condui&t. Anno 1581.

Facsimile of title page of No. 652

A SIXTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH MORALITY PLAY: “THE CONFLICT OF CONSCIENCE," ONE OF THE FIRST HISTORICAL PLAYS IN THE

ENGLISH LANGUAGE

652

WOODES, NATHANIEL. An excellent new Commedie, Intituled: The Conflict of Conscience. Contayninge, A most lamentable example, of the dolefull desperation of a miserable wordlinge, termed, by the name of Philologys, who forsooke the trueth of Gods Gospel, for feare of the losse of lyfe, & worldly goods. Compiled by Nathaniell Woodes. Small 4to, blue levant morocco, gilt, inside borders gilt, gilt edges, by Bedford. At London: Printed, by Richarde Bradocke dwelling in Aldermanburie, a little above the Conduict. Anno 1581.

EXCESSIVELY RARE, as the Early Morality plays rarely if ever occur for sale.

This is probably the last play of the kind written in England, and it is one of the most curious. There are sixteen dramatis personae, but these parts are to be played by six actors.

Not in the Hoe or Huth collections. It is one of the most important plays in English dramatic history. (See Collier's Dramatic Poetry, Vol. II, p. 357). IT IS AMONG THE FIRST PLAYS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WHERE AN HISTORICAL CHARACTER IS INTRODUCED.

A GIFT TO THE POET'S NEPHEW WITH

AUTOGRAPH CORRECTIONS

653 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Miscellaneous Poems

of... 4 vols., 12mo, original calf, enclosed in two half morocco slip cases. London, 1820.

$175.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “From the Author to his nephew, John Wordsworth, August, 1820.”

These volumes also contain MS. corrections in pencil by the Author.

654 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. Selections from the Poems

of.. 12mo, original calf, enclosed in blue morocco solander case. London, 1834.

$175.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: "To Mary Talfourd from her friend, Wm. Wordsworth. London, May 20, 1839.”

THE POET'S OWN COPY OF HIS WORKS

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655 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works of.

· 7 vols., 12mo, full calf. London: 1842-43. $125.00

WORDSWORTH'S OWN COPY inscribed: “William Wordsworth, Nov'r, 7th, 1844. Cambridge.”

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656 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works of.

6 vols., 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: 1843. $125.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “William Wordsworth, Rydal

Mount, Dec'r 1849." 657 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH

MANUSCRIPT OF A POEM As the Ample Moon.” 15 lines written in ink, signed and dated, all in Wordsworth's hand-writing, 1 page, 8vo. “Rydal Mount, Jany, 1838.”

$200.00 This interesting item appears in an Album of "Autographs in original composition: collected by William Ball, 1823,” 8vo, original calf extra.

It is apparently unpublished!

RARE WORDSWORTH BOOKS

658 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. Lyrical Ballads, with Pas

toral and other Poems. 2 vols., 12mo, original boards, entirely uncut. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805.

$65.00 Extremely rare in the original boards, uncut.

659 WORDSWORTH WILLIAM. Concerning the Relations

of Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal. • as affected by the Convention of Cintra. 8vo, full polished calf, gilt, t. e. g., uncut. By Riviere. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.

$45.00 THE FIRST EDITION. VERY RARE.

PRESENTATION COPY OF "THE EXCURSION"

660 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Excursion, being a portion of The Recluse, A Poem. 4to, old calf. London: 1814.

$265.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: “To John Davy, M. D., as a token of grateful respect from his friend Wm. Wordsworth. Rydal Mount, 25th Dec'r, 1843."

661 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. A Letter to a Friend of

Robert Burns: occasioned by an Intended Re-publication of
The Account of the Life of Burns, by Dr. Currie. 8vo, half
morocco. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and
Brown, 1816.

$67.50 A beautiful tribute to Burns, in which he asks Gilbert Burns to defend his much maligned brother's character.

AN EXTREMELY RARE VOLUME OF ENGLISH POETRY 662 WORTLEY, SIR FRANCIS. Characters and Elegies, by

Francis Wortley, Knight and Baronet Small 4to, large copy in half Russia. Printed in the year 1646.

$60.00 Very fine copy of this scarce and interesting poetical volume, which was privately printed; contains, among others, an interesting elegy on Francis Quarles.

This work is enumerated among the very scarce books in Cole's Bibliographical Tour, and it is mentioned by Payne Collier among the Rarest Books in the English language.

WITH THE EXQUISITE MEZZOTINT PORTRAIT 663 WYCHERLEY, WILLIAM. Miscellany Poems: as Satyrs,

Epistles, Love-Verses, Songs, Sonnets, &c. (FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT BY SMITH AFTER SIR PETER LELY.) Small folio, old calf. London: Printed for C. Brome, and others, 1704.

$125.00 A remarkably fine copy with a brilliant impression of the portrait, the finest that has appeared in a printed book.

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