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16909 VAN DE VELDE's Narrative of a Journey through Syria and Palestine, 1851-52, 2 vols. 8vo. plans and plates, hf. calf neat, 12s 1854 (1855) 16909*THRUPP (J. F.) Antient Jerusalem, a new investigation into the history, topography, and plan of the city, environs, and temple, 8vo. map (pub. 15s in cloth) calf gilt, 12s Cambridge, 1855
16910 STANLEY (Arthur Penrhyn) Sinai and Palestine in connection with their history, 8vo. maps and plans, cloth, 78 6d 1856 (1858) 16911 RAMBOUX, Erinnerungen an die Pilgerfahrt nach Jerusalem, 1854, (Memorials of a Pilgrimage to the Holy Land), 2 vols. folio, 280 interesting plates, after the artist's chalk sketches taken on the scenes described, bds. 32s
Cöln, 1858 (1880) 16912 OLIPHANT (Laurence) the Land of Gilead, with excursions on the Lebanon, 8vo. map and engravings (pub. 21s), cloth, 6s
III. THEOLOGY AND CANON LAW.
1. WORKS OF THE FATHERS.
16913 AUGUSTI (J. C. G.) Chrestomathia Patristica, 2 parts in 1 vol. 8vo. cloth, 58 Lips. 1812
16914 COTELERII (J. B.) Ecclesiæ Græcæ Monumenta, Græce et Latine, cum notis, 3 vols.-Analecta Græca, Gr. et Lat. (edd. Pouget, Loppin, Montfaucon), Tomus I (all published)--together 4 vols. 4to. calf, £5. Lut. Par. 1677-86-88
Opuscules and dissertations of the Greek fathers from MSS. which had never been printed.
16915 GRABII (Joannis Ernesti) Spicilegium SS. Patrum, ut et hæreticorum seculi post Christum natum I, II, III, Gr. et. Lat. cum notis, 2 vols. roy. 8vo. LARGE PAPER, old blue morocco gilt, with ornamental compartments in gilt tooling on the sides, and rich tooling on the back, gilt edges, fine copy, from the Sunderland library, £5. 5s Oxon. 1698-9 Although the third century is specified on the title-page, the work never proceeded beyond the second.
16916 PP. TOLETANORUM Opera, nunc primum simul edita ad codices recognita, et notis illustrata à F. de Lorenzana, 3 vols. folio, Spanish calf, 258 Matriti, Ibarra, 1782-93
the same, Spanish red morocco, Arms on the sides, gilt edges, £2. 10s
16918 [Poetæ Christiani] Fortunati (Ven. Hon. Cl.) Carmina, Editio Princeps, 1574-Prudentii Carmina; Prosper Aquitanus, etc. 1574 --Juvenci Hispani Evangelica Historia; Cælii Sedulii Mirabilia ; Arator in Acta, etc. omnia per Theod. Poelmanum recognita, 1573-3 vols. in 1, 12mo, old red morocco, £5. Calari, 1573-74 A rare and interesting collection. FIRST BOOK PRINTED AT CAGLIARI. 16919 SUICERI (Joh. Caspari) Thesaurus Ecclesiasticus e Patribus Græcis concinnatus, 2 vols. folio, old calf, from the Sunderland library, £2. Amstelodami, 1682
This is in its form an alphabetical Dictionary of words and phrases used in the works of the Greek fathers. Each important word is treated in a monograph of exhaustive character, so that the entire range of ecclesiastical antiquities is illustrated, and the work is indispensable to the student of Church history, Ritual, and Liturgy.
16920 AUGUSTINI DE CIVITATE DEI libri xxii, large folio, printed in Roman letters in long lines, a tiny worm-hole in the inner margin of a few leaves, yellow morocco extra, a magnificently large copy from the Sunderland library, £140.
ROME, SWEYNHEYM ET PANNARTZ, 1468
This second edition is quite as rare as the first, and is one of the earliest books printed at Rome. On the reverse of the last printed leaf is the imprint
"Hoc Conradus opus Sweynheym ordine miro
The first page of the text is BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED, as are also the 22 LARGE INITIALS at the head of the books. is a VERY LARGE (16 × 103 in.) and BEAUTIFULLY CLEAN COPY.
One of the remarkable features of this and other early books from the Sunderland library, is that the copies are so large as to allow in most cases the original MS. signatures of the sheets to be seen, and we are thus enabled to correct most of the descriptions printed by bibliographers. In this instance, for example, Brunet and others simply tell us that the book consists of 14 leaves of index, and 256 leaves of text; altogether 270. Now the fact is that it consists of 274 leaves, arranged as follows: sign. a, 16 leaves (the first and last blank); b-n in sheets of ten leaves; o, in twelve; p-z, and two succeeding sheets, in tens; two further sheets, eight leaves each (the two final leaves being blank).
This is the greatest work of the great man who first infused a soul into the marble form of ancient Philosophy, who first introduced Christianity into the world of learning and enlightenment, and who showed in this very work how the Empire (Civitas Mundi) must go down before the New Faith (Civitas Dei), of which he was the noblest exponent and representative that had yet appeared.
16921 AUGUSTINUS DE CIVITATE DEI, folio, Roman letters, long lines, with the first page and capitals painted and illuminated, ruled throughout with red ink, the first leaf of text mended, and about twenty words supplied in MS. but on the whole a fine large copy in old leather binding, from the Sunderland library, £50.
ROME, per C. SWEYNHEYM et ARN. PANNARTS, 1470
The third edition printed by Sweynheim and Pannartz; almost as rare as the first or second. At the end is painted a clever contemporary device of a Tree with an illuminated Y round its trunk.
16922 AUGUSTINUS DE CIVITATE DEI, large folio, all the large initials illuminated, aud an elegant border in the interlaced style painted on the first leaf of text, the last few folios slightly wormed and discoloured, otherwise a fine copy in vellum, £5.
in urbe Roma, per Udalricum Gallum, 1474
One of the rarest of the early editions. The Sunderland copy fetched £21.
16923 AUGUSTINI OPUS DE CIVITATE DEI, sm. fol. in double columns, large and good copy in old calf, £15. 15s Venetiis, MAG. NICOL. JENSON, 1475 Collation. Index 14 11.; text 286 leaves, without foliation, catchwords, and signatures.
the same, small folio, magnificently printed on vellum, with an exquisitely illuminated first page, and the initials throughout painted and gilt, old crimson morocco gilt, gilt and gauffred edges, £1200. Venet. NIC. JENSON, 1475
PROBABLY THE MOST BEAUTIFUL VOLUME IN THE ENTIRE SUNDERLAND COLLECTION. Whether considered as a faultless specimen of printing upon the finest vellum, or as a book decorated with exquisite illumination, it is one of the most glorious volumes ever produced by the taste and skill of the wonderful craftsmen of the fifteenth century.
16925 AUGUSTINI DEVOTISSIMUS CONFESSIONUM liber, sm. 4to. finely printed in Roman letter, 164 ll. without marks, old calf gilt, £12. 15s Mediolani, 1475
FIRST EDITION WITH A DATE; so rare that although it is mentioned by Brunet and his continuator, no collation is given by them, the book itself never apparently having come into their hands. The Roman type is of very primitive character and full of contractions. Even the printer's name, as given in the metrical colophon, is uncertain. The two writers of the Manual have taken it to be Johannes Bonus, perhaps on the authority of catalogues, but the words might simply be arranged thus bonus Johannes delatus Theutonicis, and signify good John of Kempten brought here from Germany. From another phrase in the colophon the printer appears to have been an Augustinian monk. 16926 AUGUSTINI (Beati) TRACTATUS IN PSALMOS, CANTICUM GRADUUM ET ENCHIRIDION, sm. folio, Manuscript on Vellum, by a Spanish
scribe, written on 180 leaves (10 by 7 inches), in the original oak
At the end is a notice that the scribe's name was Didacus, and an inscription claims the Manuscript as "Liber Sanctæ Mariæ de Benevivere: qui abstulerit Anathema sit." Benevivere was the ancient name of the Cistercian abbey of Valverde in Old Castile, founded in 1169.
16931 AUGUSTINI (S.) LIBER DE VANITATIBUS SECULI, de Vita Christiana, de Anima et Spiritu, de Ebrietate, ad Virgines de Sobrietate et Ebrietate, de quatuor Virtutibus Caritatis, et de Contricione Cordis, 7 pieces, or 3 parts in 1 vol. sm. 4to. fine copy, £3. 16s s. l. anno 1472
£8. 188 6d, Sir Mark Sykes.
Laire attributes this excessively rare edition to the press of Günther Zainer; but Panzer thinks it was produced in Italy. It is too rudely printed to have appeared at Rome, but the "Cross-keys" in the paper-mark show that the volume had its origin in the Papal States. It is perhaps one of the first books printed in Bologna. On one of the fly-leaves the original owner's name," Oth Binnde'," or Baude', is inscribed, with the date 1473.
16932 AUGUSTINE (St.) Heavenly Treasvre of confortable Meditations and Prayers written by S. Avgvstin . . . faithfully translated into English by R. F. Antony Batt, 3 vols. in 1, 16mo. vellum, £3, 3s
S. Omers, 1624 Dedicated to the Archbishop of Rheims, who was an Englishman of the Gifford family. On pp. 95-96 there is a Hymne of the glory of Paradyce by Peter Damian," translated into metre sufficiently well to entitle Antony Batt to a place in England's Parnassus, Yet the book is so rare that his name has been quite unknown.
16933 ARGYL (ANNA CONDESSA DE) EL ALMA DEL INCOMPARABLE SAN AUGUSTIN sacada del cuerpo de sus Confessiones, very small 4to. fine copy in old English red morocco extra, covered with good tooling, the Arms of Catherine of Braganza, Queen of Charles II, forming the centre ornament, gilt edges, EXCESSIVELY RARE IF NOT UNIQUE, from the libraries, successively, of Horace Walpole and William Beckford, £120. Amberes, 1622 16934 MOSER (Ludwic, Cartüser) Eyn schon nutzlich Büchlin dryen stetten der heiligen Christenheit, etc.; S. Augustin von diser welt üppikeit, Tryen wonungen, des paradisz leuttern, dem handbüchlin; Sant Bernharts predig von der mēschlichen hartselikeit; S. Bonaventura von des lebens bruñ, etc.; Sant Thomas von Aquin von der ewiger selikeit, etc. in 1 stout vol. 12mo. a few fine woodcuts, leather-covered bds. £3.
Basel, Michel Fürter, 1507 The second last piece, Thomas de Aquino von der seligen Ewigkeyt, contains the full colophon, from which we get the date.
16935 CLEMENS ALEXANDRINUS. KAHMENTO】 'AXɛžavòpéws rà Evρioкóμeva äπаvта [Opera Græce, edidit Petrus Victorius], folio, Editio Princeps, fine large copy, in the original vellum
wrapper, with the book-plate of Guillaume Bigot de la Turgère
RARE; and also intrinsically valuable for its text, which is carefully edited, On the title-page there is the signature of "Lud. Martellus" (about 1580) and his motto "Irrequieta Quies."
16936 CLEMENTIS ALEXANDRINI Opera, recognita et illustrata per JOANNEM POTTERUM, Græce et Latine, 2 vols. folio, LARGE PAPER, old calf gilt, gilt edges, from the Sunderland library, £4. 48 Охоп. 1715
16937 CLEMENTIS [Romani] ad Corinthios Epistola prior Græce et Latine, notis illustravit PATRICIUS JUNIUS Scotobritannus, sm. 4to. LARGE PARER, old French red morocco extra, gilt edges, from Colbert's library, with his cipher and arms in gold on sides and back, £2, 168 Oxon. 1633 Patrick Young, the royal librarian, published this text from the Alexandrine Codex, which had recently been brought to England by Sir Thos. Roe. Homiliæ viginti, Græce et Latine, cum notis, ed. Dressel, royal 8vo. cloth, 58 6d Gottinga, 1853 Clementinorum Epitomæ duæ, Græc. et Lat. ed. Dressel, Lips. 1859-Epiphanii edita et inedita, Græce, cura Dressel, Paris, 1843-2 vols. in 1, 8vo. hf. calf, 78 16940 CYPRIANI (Episcopi Carthaginensis) Epistolæ, sm. folio, calf, from the Sunderland library, £7.7s Venetiis, Lucas Venetus, 1483
Contains 166 11. commencing with an epistle of the editor to Jacobo Grasolario occupying 2 11. (leaf 1 blank); tabula, etc. 3 11.; text, signs. a-z, &, A-B, in sixes, a and B having 8 11. each (B8 blank).
16941 CYRILLI Hierosolymorum Archiepiscopi CATECHESES, Græce, small 8vo. beautiful copy in the original smooth morocco, scrollwork in gilt and painted compartments in the Grolier style, a most exquisite and charming specimen of the French work of the time, in marvellously fresh and healthy condition; in a morocco case, £50. Parisiis, 1564
The title-page bears an inscription "Ex libris Seb. Epi. Lingonens." which shows that the book was, about 1630, in the possession of Sebastian Zamet, Bishop of Langres.
16942 EPHREM [SYRI] Sermones (xix) secundum traductionem venerabilis Patris Ambrosii Camaldulensis, folio, calf, fine copy, Florent. Mischomini, 1481
The translator's preface is a charming example of metaphorical narration. 16943 EUSEBIUS de Evangelica Preparatione, traductus, cum prefatione Georgii Trapezuntii, sm. folio, wormholed in margin towards the end, calf, rare, £3. 10s Venet. Leonhardus Aurl. 1473
This work is in the same types as the Cicero of Adam of Ammergau. At the end of the book, just before the date and the printer's name, there stand four verses upon the printer and his art, which contain a ludicrous piece of profanity. They end thus:
Quid magis artificem peteret Dux, Christus, et Auctor!
Tres facit æternos ingeniosa manus.
The cunning hand which bestowed immortality upon Christ deserves remembrance.