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with a fresh set of numbers and signatures, the Hymns succeed: Dñica. j.
3 parts in 1 vol. small 4to. in the original stamped calf binding, the
The Hora has only six preliminary leaves, the other two (which contained a title and an Almanack) being lost. The text is perfect and is numbered from i-clxxXV which ought to be clxxxiv).
The Hymns are very rarely found in an edition of the York or Sarum Hours.
171 HORTULUS ANIME. Title: Hortulus | anime denuo dili |
gentissime per pre | statissimos viros dños doctorem | Brant z
Between leaves 20 and 21, a leaf of vellum is inserted, which is painted with a man's figure kneeling before a desk at which St. Luke sits writing. From the kneeling figure's mouth issue the words Adesto nostris propius et propicius. Beneath him is an escutcheon, apparently that of Frauenberg; and the page has a printed border in Flemish style.
This book must be extremely rare; since Brunet and Graesse give a description not only scanty but erroneous, assigning to the volume 231 leaves only, when as a matter of fact it has 252, all printed on.
172 ANALECTA HYMNICA Medii Aevi; herausg. von Clemens BLUMER und Guido Maria DREVES. 25 parts or vols., 8vo. (published at £9. 17s 6d), sewed
Leipzig, 1886-97 173 MONE (F. J.). Lateinische Hymnen des Mittelalters, aus Handschriften herausgegeben und erklärt, 3 vols. 8vo. hf. morocco, gilt 1853 174 ALES (Anatole). Description des LIVRES DE LITURGIE imprimés aux XV et XVI Siècles faisant partie de la Bibliothèque de S.A.R. Mgr. Charles-Louis de Bourbon (Comte de Villafranca) [ex-Duc de Parme]. Royal 8vo., 558 pages, printed on Dutch paper, hf. morocco neat, uncut
Paris, 1878 another copy, with a supplement of 46 pages;-2 vols., royal 8vo., sd. 1878-84 One of the most important catalogues raisonnés of its kind. Only 150 copies were printed, all for private distribution.
12mo. PRINTED ON VELLUM, with 69 woodcuts of Saints and three fullpage illustrations ALL FINELY COLOURED AND ILLUMINATED; fine copy in old German black morocco, with clasps and gilt edges, enclosed in an outer Strassburg, 1503 63 0 0
175 HENRY VIII. Title: A NECESSARY DOCTRINE AND ERVDITION FOR | ANY CHRISTEN | man, set furthe by the kynges ma- | iestie of Eu- | glande &c. Colophon on reverse of fol. 114: IMPRINTED at London in Fletestrete by Thomas Barthelet printer to the kynges hyghnes, the . XXIX day of May the yere of oure Lorde. M.D.XLIII. | CVM priuilegio ad imprimendum scium.
Small 4to. morocco extra, gilt edges
the same, a fine copy in old calf
"THE KING'S BOOK," .e. the original attempt to frame a liturgy for the renovated Church of England.
Just above the colophon is the royal order concerning the sale of the book,-that the price should not be above 16d in paper boordes or claspes."
The two copies, although nearly identical, are not actually so. They were evidently both produced in 1543, but we may suppose that a demand existed for which the first issue was not sufficient. Many points of distinction might be noted, but it is sufficient to say that, in the calf copy, the headlines of the last thirty leaves are nearly all in capitals, while they are in lower-case letters almost throughout the morocco copy. 177 COMMON PRAYER FOR THE CHANNEL ISLANDS. LA LITVRGIE
ANGLOISE. OV Le Livre des Prieres Pvbliqves. Nouuellement traduit
178 CONFESSIONS OF FAITH. Title: An Harmony of the Confessions
180 [CRANMER (Thomas)?] A spiritu- | all purgation sent vnto | al them that laboure of | Luthers Errour, as touching | the bodely presens of Christe our sauiour in the Sacra- | ment.. Leaf 79a: . . God saue the Kynge. Grace be wyth you. Yours as charyte | byndeth. T. C Leaf 80a: Imprynted at london | by Hugh syngelto at the sygne of saynt Augusty- ne in paules churche | yearde
12mo. fine copy in blue morocco extra, gilt edges
(1548-49) In 1548 Singleton printed a book at the address given above; in 1553 he was at the Doubled Hood in Thames Street. This book seems to have been a precursor of the elaborate "Defence. . of the Sacrament," which Cranmer published in 1550, and I therefore read in T. C. the initials of the Archbishop's name. The book is dedicated to Sir Thomas Wyat.
181 QUEEN ELIZABETH. VIRET (Pierre). De Origine, Continuatione, vsu, autoritate, atque præstantia Ministerij verbi Dei & Sacramêtorum: & de controuersijs ea de re in Christiano orbe . . excitatis. Oliua Roberti Stephani M.DLIIII
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Edinburgh, Printed by Andro Hart, Anno Dom. 1615 12 0 0 This is the separate issue of the third part of the Book of Common Order published by Hart in 1615.
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Small folio, QUEEN ELIZABETH'S COPY, bound for her in black calf, with her crown, arms, initials, and a quoted passage in gold on the sides 1554 20 00
This must have been one of the earliest books bound for the Queen. She had owned it probably since its publication, and in 1559 thought it worthy of binding for the royal library. The style of work is similar to that of the books which had been bound for Edward VI. The citation which the Queen chose as a motto is the following: "Syncervs et genvinvs Verbi Dei intellectvs hominem ad ipsivs Dei ecclesiam et recte docendam et bene regendam aptvm et idonevm facit."-It gives the book a distinguished place as one of the choice volumes of her library.
182 BALE (John) A Briefe Chronycle concerning the examination and death
187 KÖBEL and MENNEL. Schachtzabel Spiel. Desz Ritterlichē, Künst-
EXTREMELY RARE; and apparently the first German book on the actual Game of
On the back of the title Jacob Köbel dedicates to Chessplayers this little work in which he prints Doctor Jacob Mennel's poem on Chess, prefixing to it his own prose introduction for the study of Chessplayers. The title and preliminaries occupy pp. 1-3; the prose introduction pp. 4-11; Mennel's prose preface to his poem, p. 12; the poem itself pp. 13-34; the leaf which should contain pp. 35-36 is missing, but it may have been blank; pp. 37-43 contain prose Problems; p. 44 is blank. The book consists of two unnumbered preliminary leaves and leaves numbered I-XX; with signatures a, 4 leaves; A, 2 leaves; and B-E' in fours.
1897 1 1
Inscription on title and at end "I trust in my truth, Henry Stafford." 184 CLARK'S (J. W.) Observances in use at the Augustine Priory of S. Giles and S. Andrew at Barnwell, Cambridgeshire, Latin and English, with Glossary, 8vo. cloth 185 FLACCIUS ILLYRICUS (Math.) Catalogus Testium Veritatis qui ante nostram ætatem reclamarunt Papae, cum præfatione Mathiae Flacii Illyrici, stout 12mo. oaken boards, pigskin, stamped with heads of German Savants and ornaments, with initials I. K. and date 1560, metal clasps Basil. Jo. Oporinus et M. M. Stella, 1556 186 LUIS DE GRANADA. A Memoriall of a Christian Life divided into Seaven Treatises (translated from the Spanish by Richard Hopkins), stout 16mo. engraved title and fine copperplate vignettes, slightly water-stained, vellum Doway, J. Heigham 1612
Köbel speaks in error of being moved "widerumb inn den Truck zu fertigen" the work of Dr. Mennel; but Mennel himself says in his preface dated Costentz, 1507, that he had decided not to publish it. Consequently it was printed here for the first time.
189 HOLBEIN'S DANCE OF DEATH.
188 ITINERARIUM BEATÆ VIRGINIS. Fol. la blank. Fol. 1b contains a large woodcut. Fol. 2a: Prefacio in itinerarium seu peregrinatio | nem beate virginis dei genitricis marie... Fol. 36b: Finis itinerarij seu peregrinatio- nis beate marie virginis.
Small 4to. 36 leaves, 32 lines to the page, with ornamental initials, one large and 54 smaller woodcuts S. n. (Ulm, Reger, about 1490) 36 0 An excessively rare book, in very fine condition, with woodcuts which enjoy celebrity for their design and character. There is no better proof of the rarity of the book than the circumstance that it is described by Hain and Brunet alike, as consisting of 32 leaves, instead of 36.
Simolachri, Historie, e Figvre de la Morte. . In Lyone appresso Giovan Frellone, M.D.XLIX. 12mo. with 53 woodcuts; calf Lyons, 1549 10 10 This is an edition of no small interest as containing the 41 original impressions, the 8 additional (Soldier, Gamester, Drinker, Idiot, Highwayman, Blindman, Waggoner, Outcast) and the 4 groups of children;-altogether 53 in number as they had first come out in 1547; in combination with an Italian text which had appeared in a pirate edition of 1545 (Venice) to which the publisher alludes as having been issued with bad copies of the first 41 blocks.
90 KETHAM. Title: Fasciculus medicine in quo | continentur: videlicet. | Primo iudicia vrinarum. . Line 11: Sexto de Anothomia. . On the reverse a full-page woodcut representing Petrvs de Montagnana at his desk, with other figures below. Fol. 2a a full-page woodcut of doctors in consultation, with eight figures. 26 a circular diagram Similitudo complexionum. Fol. 3a, col. 1: Incipit fasciculus medicine compositus per excellentissimum artium ac medicine doctorem: | dominum Ioanem de Ketham Alamanuş: tra ctas de anothomia . . Fol. 40b, colophon.. Impressu3 Venetijs per Io | annez & Gregorius de Gregoriis fratres. Anno dni. M.ccccc.xcv. die . xv. octobris.
Small folio, with ten superb outline woodcuts, all full-page size, and fine ornamental initials; bound up with another medical work in wooden boards with a pigskin back
Most of the woodcuts in this book exhibit a wonderful triumph of design, and must take front rank among the best examples of Venetian wood engraving towards the close of the fifteenth century. Nothing but the Poliphilo can be put in line with it. Copies of the Ketham have now become very rare.
The work with which this copy is bound up is the Florida Corona Medicinæ . . edita per Antonium Gazium, printed by the Gregorii brothers four years before the Ketham.
191 JUSTINIANO. Title: LAVDE DEVOTISSIME ET SANCTIS- SIME COMPOSTE PER EL NOBILE ET MAGNIFICO MISIER LEONARDO | IVSTINIANO di VENETIA. On the reverse a large woodcut of the Crucifixion. Colophon on fol. 1206: Stampata in Venetia per Bernadin Venetian di Vidali habita in la co- | tra de San Giulian Del. M. | CCCCC.XVII. | Adi. xvi. septe- | brio.
12mo. with 34 pretty woodcuts (including 11 repetitions), some of them with borders; fine copy in old French red morocco (Padeloup), from the Beckford library
Some of the cuts are of remarkably elegant design; but others are of ruder character. More than one artist apparently worked on the blocks.
Venice, 1495 42 0 0
EARLY PRINTED BOOKS
192 ARTHUR ROMANCE, LANCELOT, Vols. I and III. Colophon to Vol. III: Cy fine le derrenier volume | de la table ronde faisant me- tion des fais z proesses de mo seigür lancelot du lac z dau- | tres plusieurs nobles vail- lens hommes ses cōpaignos Imprime a paris ce derrenier | iour dapuril mil quatre cccc quatre vingtz & quatorze, por anthoine verard libraire de- | mourant a paris sur le pont | nostre dame a lymaige sainct | iehan leuangeliste, ou au pa- | lais au premier pillier ou len chante la messe de messeigñrs | les presidens.
2 vols. folio, PRINTED ON VELLUM in double columns in large letters
The colophon of Vol. I is dated 1 July, 1494, of Vol. III 30 April. 1494, and
193 IMITATION OF CHRIST, FIRST EDITION. Fol. la Incipit libellus consolatorius ad instructo3 deuoto | Cuius primũ capitulu est de imitacõe xpi z otemptu | damni vanitatum mundi. Et qdam totū libellum sic appellant scilicet libellum de imitatione xpi.. Fol. 16b: . . Sequit seda ps h9 libri q est de amonicõe Fol. 25a.. Incipit tercius liber.. Fol. 6la: Sequit nunc liber quartus de imitacõe cristi |
1517 24 0 0
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Viri egregij Thome montis sancte Agnetis in | Traiecto regularis
Small folio, 76 leaves, 35 long lines to the page; fine copy in the
Bound up with this Editio Princeps of a famous book are the following treatises, from the same press and of the same time: Augustinus de anime quantitate, 29 leaves; Augustini Soliloqu, 23 leaves; Speculum peccatoris, 5 leaves; Hieronimus de essencia diuinitatis followed by Thomæ de Aquino Summa de articulis fidei, together 16 leaves; Hieronimi prologus in librum de viris illustribus, 37 leaves; Errores indeo 2, 4 leaves; Probacões noui testamti, 8 leaves; Processus indiciarius, 10 leaves (of which the first is a blank.)-It is also bound up with the edition printed at Augsburg in 1472 by Schüssler of the Hexameron Beati Ambrosij Mediolanensis epi.. 76 lines, 35 long leaves to the page.
194 VALLIBUS (Hieronymus de). Fol. la: Ihesuida Hieronimi de vallibus paduani. | ad reuerendu in xpo patre et dñm pe- | trum donato.. | I .. [M]Axime celicolum supa q celsus in aula | Eterno imperio Fol. 10b.. Brachia aperta dedi fronte q3 ad oscula
Small folio, 10 leaves, 24 long lines to the page, without signatures,
VERY RARE. It is the first edition of a short sacred epic, written about 1430, which was reprinted several times after Zainer's edition above described. One of the most significant tokens of its rarity is afforded by the description of it as a quarto in Hain, Brunet, and Graesse. The first had probably seen a copy in which the margins were cut down, and the other two copied him without having ever seen the book. 195 LILY. First page: Guillelmi Lilii Angli Rudimenta. To make latyn.. Eleventh page, line 1: it is the genytyue case. Line 7:
Finis. Under this begins Carmen Guillelmi Lilij, ad discipulos | de moribus. This poem ends on the sixteenth page, line 6; and is followed on the same page by two tetrastichs in praise of Lily by John Rituiss and Richard Vernam. Black letter [Pynson, about 1515] SULPITIUS VERULANUS. First page: Stans puer ad mensam... de
moribus pueroru. . Colophon on twelfth page: Impressum Londoniis per Richardum Pynson, in vico anglice nucupato (the Fletestrete) sub intersi- gnio diui Georgii 2morante. Anno dni. M.ccccc.xvi. Black letter Pynson, 1516 WHITINTON.
Page 1. Title: Roberti Whitintoni . . . . de octo
3 books in 1 vol. small 4to. hf. calf
These pieces are extremely rare. The British Museum apparently has neither of the first two. All three are marked with the signature of Wh. Kennett.
1516-23 32 0
This important work appeared in my November catalogue (175: no. 629) with an error in the price, which I now correct. It was there marked at 78 6d, a figure which, Mr. A. W. Pollard has assured me, was equivalent to a libel upon the author. Moved by his forcible reasoning I hasten to assure the public that the former valuation was accidentally wrong, and I hope they will prove their agreement with Mr. Pollard by paying me the moderate price now asked.
G. NORMAN AND SON, PRINTERS, FLORAL STREET, COVENT GARDEN, LONDON
196 PANZER. Annales Typographici ab artis inventae origine ad annvm MD [cum continuatione usque ad MDXXXVI] post Maittairii Denisii aliorvmqve.. curas . emendati et aveti opera Georgii Wolfgangi Panzer . 12 vols. 4to. hf. calf gilt Norimberga, 1793-97 18 18 This book has become scarce, but is indispensable in a bibliographical library. 197 DUFF (E. Gordon) Early English Printing, a series of Facsimiles . . with an Introduction. Folio, pp. viii and 40, with 40 plates containing 64 facsimiles from books produced by the earliest English printers; in a portfolio