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torie des Engles solum la translation de Maistre Geoffroi Gaimar; Annales Cambriæ ad Annum 1066; Brut y Tywysogion, Chronicum ad Annum 1066, Celtice et Anglice; and, Carmen de Bello Hastingensi.

714 RERUM Britannicarum Scriptores, post MSS. Bibliothecæ Heidelbergensis, in Officina Commelini excusi; folio, calf, rare, £3 13s. 6d. Heidelberg, 1587

"This collection contains: Geoffrey of Monmouth, Gildas, Bede, William of Newbury, and an Epitome of Froissart. This is a scarce volume."-DIBDIN. "Gildas lived in the sixth century, and wrote his book whilst driven into exile in France by the cruelties of the Saxons. Geoffrey of Monmouth does but follow Nennius in tracing his genealogy of the kings of Britain to Eneas through Brute. Venerable Bede is a prodigy of learning and research, and his information is the best that could be procured in the seventh century, in which he wrote. William of Newbridge's style is almost classical. He was the first to refute the fables of Godfrey of Monmouth."-GOLDSMITH. 715 SAVILLE, Rerum Anglicarum Scriptores post Bedam (Will. Malmesburiensis; Hen. Huntingdoniensis; Rogerus Hovedenus; Ethelwerdus; Ingulphus) cum Tabulis; folio, calf, £2 15s.

Francofurti, 1601 "William of Malmesbury has left us a work superior in composition to the annalists of the age, and to any preceding historian since the classical authors."-TURNER.

"Few authors have had more admirers. He wrote the history of the Saxon kings and bishops, and of the Normans, concluding with King Stephen. Henry of Huntingdon is frequently consulted by modern historians, and Roger de Hoveden was one of the principal historians of the thirteenth century. Ingulph continues Bede from 664 to 1091."-GOLDSMITH. 716 TWYSDENI (Rogeri) Scriptores Decem Historiæ Anglicanæ, cum Glossario a Guil. Somner; 2 vols. folio, calf, £4 4s.

Londini, 1673

I. Simeon Dunelmiensis. II. Joannes Prior Hagustaldensis. III. Ricardus Prior Hagustaldensis. IV. Ailredus Abbas Rievallensis. V. Radulphus de Diceto. VI. Joannes Brompton. VII. Gervasius Dorobornensis. VIII. Thomas Stubbs. IX. Guil. Thorn. X. Henricus Knighton.

"Simeon of Durham continued Bede's History to 1130. He was one of the most learned persons of his time. John Brompton's Chronicle is valuable as containing a translation of the Saxon laws into English, and in being very copious on Saxon affairs. From the method and judgment displayed in this fragment of Gervase of Tilbury's history, it is to be regretted that the whole work was not preserved. Knighton is the last historian of note in the fourteenth century."-GOLDSMITH.

717 WALSINGHAM (Thos. a) Historia Brevis ab Edwardo I. ad Henricum V.-Ypodigma Neustriæ vel Normanniæ, ab eruptione usque ad Annum 6. Henrici V.; 2 vols. in 1, folio, calf, rare, £5 5s. Londini, Binneman, 1574 Walsingham's "Short History" is a masterly compilation from various sources, in which he uses the very words of the authorities he quotes. 718 WHARTONI (H.) Anglia Sacra, sive Collectio Historiarum partim antiquitus, partim recensiter Scriptarum de Archiepiscopis et Episcopis Angliæ, ad annum 1540; 2 vols. folio, calf, £2 12s. 6d. London, R. Chiswell, 1691

A catalogue of the writers is given in Darling's Cyclopædia, col. 3163-64. See also: Alcuin, Aldholm, Arnulph, Beda, Bonifacius, Becket, Foliot, Herbert de Bosham, John of Salisbury, Lanfranc, Peter of Blois, amongst Fathers and Schoolmen; and Lupi Opera. See also: No. 668, Bouquet.

SCRIPTORES MONASTICI,

A Series of ANCIENT MONASTIC WRITERS UPON ENGLISH HISTORY, published, principally for the first time, under the superintendence of he Rev. Dr. GILES.

These works are links in the great chain of history, which they serve to illustrate and adorn, and particularly valuable, for the most part, as having now been printed for the first time, forming most appropriate companions to the collections of Thomas Hearne, the publications of the English Historical Society, the Caxton Society, and to the productions of other literary associations, whose object is to publish the records of past ages, long hidden in the obscurity of manuscript collections in our public libraries.

720 I. ALANI (Prioris Cantauriensis, postea Abbatis Tewkesberiensis) Scripta quæ extant omnia; 8vo. cloth, 6s.

1844

This volume contains all that remains of Alan, Prior of Canterbury, and afterwards Abbot of Tewkesbury. He was a contemporary of Becket, and probably saw the murder of the Archbishop, whose life forms the principal portion of the present volume, and is particularly interesting in placing the transactions of the reign of Henry II. in a different light to that in which they are usually received. The volume likewise contains two homilies and fifteen letters.

721 II. CHRONICON Angliæ Petriburgense iterum post Sparkium cum MS. collatum; 8vo. cloth, 7s. 6d.

1845

The office of historiographer was one of great importance in every monastery in England, and led to our possession of records of the past, as far as English history is concerned, infinitely superior to those of any other country during the same period. Roger of Wendover, Matthew Paris, William Rishanger, William of Malmesbury, Ralph (Higden) of Chester, are but a few of the names familiar to the reader of English history, whilst some of the most important contributors to these sources of history are not known by name. In the latter class the first rank is claimed for the anonymous authors of the "Chronicon Angliæ Petriburgense," preserved in the Cottonian Collection, which extends from the year 654, the date of the foundation of Peterborough Cathedral, to 1368. Originally printed by Sparke in his "Scriptores Historia Anglicanæ," from a very inaccurate transcript, it is now first presented in a correct form from a fresh and carefully made copy of the original MS. in the British Museum.

722 III. GALFRIDI (le Baker de Swinbroke) Chronicon Angliæ ab exordio Mundi ad Annum Domini 1356, e Codice Bodleiano; 8vo. cloth, 9s.

1847

This is a most interesting history of the important reigns of Edward II. and III.; containing accounts of the famous battles of Bannockburn, Cressy, and Poictiers, together with many minute particulars concerning the Black Prince, the earlier portion of English history only occupying 28 pages. The transactions of the reigns of Edward II. and Edward III. are given in the form of annals, and the author mentions minutely the names of persons who fell in battle or by the axe; and the "Chronicle of Swinbroke" will therefore be treasured by those who set a value on the chivalrous deeds of their ancestors, and may be found important in tracing pedigrees and determining successions.

723 IV. GALFRIDI Monumetensis Historia Britonum, novem Codd. MSS. collata. Accedit Pontici Virunnii Historia Britannica;

8vo. cloth, 10s. 6d.

1844

What limit shall be given to the fame of the celebrated narrative of Geoffrey of Monmouth, which on its first appearance took the literary world by storm,

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and has ever since retained its hold, numbering in its train of admirers, from the days of Alured of Beverley, and Wace, Gaimar, and Benoit de St. Maur downwards, all our greatest poets, including Shakespeare, who drew from its sources his Lear, Cordelia, and Cymbeline; Drayton, who transferred the British history almost bodily into his Polyolbion; Milton, who brought up Sabrina from its deeps; and Dryden, a constant explorer of its inexhaustible riches.

If Alured of Beverley "blushed, because his poverty for a time denied him the gratification of its perusal, and owned that it was looked upon as a mark rusticity not to have read a book which everybody was praising "-if, in the commencement of the revival of letters, Prince Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table sprang out of it into being, and the writers of the Mirror for Magistrates turned it into verse, as the most precious relic of a bygone age-if the poets of the ages of Elizabeth and the Stuarts founded some of their noblest works of fiction on its narrative-if our old Chroniclers all based their faith upon its authenticity: we may readily excuse the noble daring of the unfortunate Llewellyn, who in a less practical age than our own, when miracles and magic were part of a nation's creed, trusting to the prophecies of Merlin to be found in its pages, allowed himself to be led on by the false hopes they inspired to his own destruction; and perhaps equal excuse may be claimed for the fact, that, in the words of Bolton, "Out of this very story have titles been formed in open Parliament, both in England and Ireland, for the rights of the crown of England even to entire kingdoms."-HYPERCRITICA, page 205.

724 V. HERBERTI de Losinga, Osberti de Clara, et Elmeri Cantauriensis Epistolæ, nunc primum e Codd. MSS. editæ a R. Anstruther; 8vo. sewed, 10s.

1846

Herbert de Losinga was the simoniacal Bishop of Thetford In the reign of the Red King. After he had purified himself from this grievous sin by restoring the pall into the hands of the Pope, he was canonically elected to the bishopric; but he removed its see to Norwich and became the first bishop of Norwich. He was mixed up in the struggle of Henry I. and St. Anselm, and in one of his letters to the latter, after his flight from England, he conjures him to return, pledging himself to support him even to the sacrifice of his own life, if requisite. In the collection will be found some letters to the Empress Maud, Ingulph the Prior of Croyland, and Anselm Archbishop of Canterbury. The letters of Osbert of St. Clare's and Elmer of Canterbury are included in the volume.

725 VI. INCERTI Scriptoris de Rebus Gestis in Bello Sancto, a.d. 1217-19 Narratio; e Codice MS. qui in Bibliotheca AulaGraianæ servatur; 8vo. cloth, 4s. 6d.

1846

This curious chronicle of the most interesting period of the sixth crusade -the years 1217 and 1218-is the narrative of one, who either himself was personally engaged in some eelesiastical office in the expedition, or who derived his information from eye-witnesses, and records the invasion of Egypt, which led to the conquest of Damietta. It is printed from the only known MS. which is preserved in the library of Gray's Inn, and which contains no clue as to its author.

726 VII. INCERTI Scriptoris Chronicon Angliæ de Regnis trium Regum Lancastrensium, Henrici IV., Henrici V. et Henrici VI.; e Codd. MSS. Mus. Britannici; 8vo. cloth, 6s. 6d.

1848

This most interesting chronicle of the Red Rose may be considered, in a measure, as a continuation of the "Vita Ricardi Secundi" by the Monk of Evesham, published by Hearne. It is an important accession to our historical knowledge of that period, the sources of which are far more scanty than of those much more remote. The old monk gives a curious reason why the son of Henry VI. was called Edward: "In festo Translationis S. Edwardi natus est regis filius princeps, et, ut verisimile est, juxta computationem mensium, infra Natale S. Edwardi erat a matre Regina conceptus, und

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ejusdem S. Edwardi nomen meruit ex congruo obtinere." Only one hundred copies have been printed of this volume.

727 VIII. SCRIPTORES Rerum Gestarum Wilhelmi Conquestoris; 8vo. cloth, 10s.

1845

A mass of minor documents concerning William the Conqueror, collected by the editor during his travels both in England and on the Continent. It contains:-I. Brevis Relatio de Willelmo Primo. II. Protestatio Willelmi I. de Primatu Cantauriensis Ecclesiæ. III. Widonis Ambianensis Carmen de Hastingensi Prœlio. IV. Carta Bastardi. V. Epistola Willelmi I. ad Gregorium Papam. VI. Excerpta (ex Orderici Vitalis libro) de Vita Willelmi I. VII. De Morte Willelmi Conquestoris. VIII. Hymnus de Morte Willelmi. IX. De Morte Lanfranci. X. Willelmi Pictavensis Gesta Willelmi, Ducis Normannorum. XI. Excerptum ex Cantatorio S. Huherti. XII. Chronicon Monasterii S. Stephani Cadomensis. XIII. Carmen de Morte Lanfranci. XIV. Charta Willelmi Anglo-Saxonice scripta. XV. Chretien de Troyes du Roi Guillaume. XVI. Le Dit de Guillaume d'Angleterre.

Such are the contents of this very curious volume of documents illustrative of the History of England under William the Conqueror. Of the value of the narratives of William of Poitiers and Ordericus Vitalis all historians agree, and the metrical lays of Christian of Troyes, and the anonymous "Dit du Roy,' will be read with much interest by those conversant with the old Norman orthography.

728 IX. ANECDOTA Bedæ, Lanfranci ét Aliorum (Bonifacii, Tatwini, Herbert de Bosham, Incerti Varii de Vita et Miraculis D. Thomæ a Becket, etc. etc.) 8vo. cloth, 10s.

1851

729 BRODERSEN (C. W.) Christus, der Weg, die Wahrheit, und das Leben, dreiszig Predigten von 30 Predigern Schleswig-Holsteins; neatly half-bound, 4s. 6d. Itzeho, 1842 730 BROWN, Fasciculus Rerum Expetendarum et Fugiendarum prout ab Orthuino Gratio, una cum Appendice, Script. Vett., etc.; 2 vols. folio, calf, £1 16s.

732

Londini, 1690

The Appendix contains: "Scriptores Veteres, qui Ecclesiæ Romanæ errores et abusus delegunt et damnant, necessitatemque Reformationis urgent." The contents of these volumes is given at length in " Darling's Cyclopædia," cols. 449 & 50.

731 BRUCH (I. T.) Betrachtungen über Christenthum und Glauben; 2 vols. in 1, 8vo. cloth (pub. at 12s.) 6s. Strassburg, 1845 Desselben Lehre von den Gottlichen Eigenschaften; 8vo. sewed, 3s. 6d. Hamburg, 1842 733 BRUCKERI (Jacobi) Historia Critica Philosophiæ a Mundi Incunabulis ad nostram usque ætatem deducta; 6 vols. 4to. portrait, neat, £2 2s. Lipsia, 1767

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Idem liber; 6 vols. 4to. calf, £2 12s. 6d. ibid. 1767 The result of the labour of fifty years, and a book beyond all praise. Invaluable for the light it throws upon the ancient religions and progress of learning in the East, and the opinions concerning philosophy and philosophers in every part of the world, which it brings together, it may be said to concentrate all that ever was written on the subject up to the date of its publication.

735 BRUDER (C. H.) et F. Schmidii Concordantiæ omnium vocum Novi Testamenti Græci (Primum ab Fr. Schmidio editæ, nunc secundum critices et hermeneutices nostræ ætatis rationes emendatæ, &c., cura C. H. Bruder); 4to. £1 12s. Lips. 1853 Copies may be had in various bindings.

736 BRUEYS (Fr.) Histoire des Papes, depuis St. Pierre jusqu'à
Bénoit XIII. incl. ; 5 vols. 4to. frontispiece, fine copy, calf, gilt
backs, £1 4s.
A la Haye, 1732
737 BRUNNOW (E. von) Ulrich von Hutten, Gemælde aus den Zeiten
der Reformation; 3 vols. 12mo. plates (pub. at 12s.) 9s.

BRUNO Astensis; vide: Fathers and Schoolmen.
BRUNO Carthusianus; vide: Fathers and Schoolmen.

Leipz. 1843

738 BRUSCH (G.) Chronologia monasteriorum Germaniæ præcipuorum ac maxime illustrium; 4to. frontispiece, hogskin, clasps, 10s. 6d. Sulzb. 1682 Containing a very full account of the German Religious Houses, their origin, annals, and monuments.

739

Ejusdem Chronicon, seu Centuria II. Monasteriorum et Abbatiarum Germaniæ, edidit Dan. de Nessel; 4to. vellum, 7s. Vindob. 1692 740 BUCELINI (G.) Aquila imperii Benedictina, ordinis S. Benedicti merita distincte et graphice adumbraus; 4to. frontispiece, vellum, 7s. 6d. Venet. 1651 Ejusdem Menologium Benedictinum; folio, vellum, 12s. Aug. Vind. 1656 742 BUCELINI (Gabrielis) Annales Benedictini quibus potiora Monachorum ejusdem Ordinis merita ad Compendium referuntar, etc.; folio, frontispiece, vellum, 12s. Aug. Vind. 1656

741

743 BUCERI (Martini, vel Arethei Felini) Enarrationes in librum Psalmorum; folio, calf, 18s. Paris, O. R. Stephani, 1553

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"His Commentary on the second Psalm is sufficient to show that Protestants and Romanists might easily agree on the subject of good works, would they but banish scholastic chicanery and party animosity."ORTHODOX CHURCHMAN.

Ejusdem Commentarii in Judices et in Sophoniam Prophetam; folio, 18s.

ibid. 1554 Ejusdem Enarrationes in IV. Evangelia; 2 vols. 8vo. scarce, 1 ls. Argent. 1527-8 Ejusdem in IV. Evangelia Enarrationes; folio, calf, scarce, ibid. 1553

£1 1s.

Bucer has been termed the moderate Reformer, because he battled hard to reconcile the Lutheran and Zwinglians on the disputed doctrine of the real presence in the eucharist, the former insisting that the body and blood of Christ were with the bread and wine, and the latter holding that the bread and wine were only signs of the body and blood of Christ. This he strove to effect, by showing that the bread and wine remained the same substance that they were before consecration, without any change; but that by receiving them the substance of the real body and blood of Christ was spiritually and by faith received. In 1548 his fierce opposition to the so-called "Interim," between the Reformers and the Church of Rome, induced Cranmer to invite him over to England, where he received the appointment of Professor of Divinity at Cambridge in the following year, and which he held till his death in 1551, when his remains were interred with great solemnity at St. Mary's, but five years afterwards, in the reign of Mary, dug up and publicly burned. "He was," says Bp. Burnet, "a very learned, judicious, moderate, and pious person; perhaps inferior to none of all the Reformers

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