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1036 BIDPAY.-DIRECTORIUM HUMANE VITE ALIAS PARABOLE ANTI. QUORU SAPIENTU (full-page woodcut on ter 80 of title), (traductio ex lingua Hebræa in Latir æm pr JOANNEM DE Capua). (Sine nota, sed Stassburg, Johann Pry88, 1484-1485.) FIRST EDITION. small folio, Gothic Letter, 50 lines to a page, ONE BUNDRED AND NINETEEN STRIKING WOODCUTS, black morocco, richly gilt, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £30 FIRST EDITION OF A BOOK OF WORLD-WIDE RENOWN. The Book of Sendebar, Kalila, and Dimna, the Hitopadesa, the Panchantra, and the Directorum or Pilpay's Fables, are all of identical character and substance. The actual Indian (?) original is probably no longer in existence, but is represented by the two Sanscrit works above mentioned. A Pahlavi version existed in the sixth century after Christ, and a Syriac and an Arabic version were derived from it not long afterwards. From Syriac it was rabbinized into literary Hebrew; ard in the thirteenth century John of Capua, a converted Jew, translated the Hebrew Sendebar into a Latin Directorium. The headings of the pages are in Ron an numera.s, according to the criterion which Brunet gives for

determining the first EDITION. 1037 BOCCACCIO (G.) IL DECAMERON. In Amsterdamo, 1665. Contemporary red morocco extra, gilt edges, WITH THE AUTOGRAPH OF SIR PETER LELY, THE CELEBRATED PORTRAIT PAINTER, on title, $4 48 1038 BOCCACCIO.-(Title) LE LIVRE DE JEHAN BOCASSE DE LA LOUENGE ET VERTU DES NOBLES ET CLERES DAMES TRABI ATE ET IMPRIME NOVELLEMENT A Paris.

Imprime a Paris ce XXVIII jour d'avril mil quatre cens quatre vingt trieze par Anthoine Verard libraire Demourant a Paris, sur le Pont nostre dame a lymage saint iehan levangeliste ou an palais an premier pielier. Devant la chappelle ou on chate la messe De messeigneurs les presidens (1493). Folio, FIRST EDITION of THIS TRANSLATION, Lettres Batardes, 34 lines to poge, EIGHTY WOODCUTS, including repetitions and woodcut last leaf of Printer's device, half calf, CLEAN COPY, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £80 1039 BOETHIUS.- BOETICS DE PHILOSOPHICO consolatu sive de consolatioe philo. sophie ; Cu figur, ornatissimis novit expolit. (Folio 126) Impressum Argentine p Johanne gruninger Anno incarnationiis dni Milesimo quingentesimo primo (PRINTER'S DEVICE) (1501). Folio, roman letter, in two sizes, WOODCUT INITIALS AND SEVENTY-SEVEN SPIRITED WOODCUTS (a few leaves slightly wormed), FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £5 58

The only edi ion with woodcuts. 1040 BOETHIUS.-BOETUS DE CONSOLATIONÆ PHILOSOPHIÆ, The Boxe OF BOECIUS CALLED THE COMFORTE OF PHILOSOPHIE, or Wysedome, moche necessary for all men to read and know, wherein such as be in adversitie shall find much consolation and comforte, and suche as be in great worldly prosperitie may knowe the vanitie and frailtie thereof, and consequently fynde eternall felycytie, and this boke is in maner of a dialogue or communication between two persons, the one is Boecias, and the other is Philosophy, whose disputations and arguments do play nly declare the diversitie of the lyfe active, that consisteth in worldly, temporall, and transitory thynges, and the lyfe contemplatyre, that always despyseth the world and all thinges therein, and beholdeth Almighty God and all heavenlye things, translated out of Latin into the Englyshe tounge by GEORGE Colville, alias Coldewell, to the intent that such as be ignoraunt in the Latin tongue, and can rede Englyshe, may understand the same, and to the mergentes is added the Latin, to the end that such as delyghte in the Latin tonge may rede the Latin accordioge to the boke of the translatour, which was a very olde print. Anno 1556 (colophon), imprynted at London, in Paules Churche Yarde, at the sygne of the Holy Ghost, by John Cawoode, Prynter to the Kynge and Queenes Mojestie. Black Letter, small 4to, half morocco neat (very rare), £6 68 1041 BONAVENTURA (Cardinal S.) (Folio 1 recto)REGISTRUM SERMONUM ET DE TEMPORE ET DE Sanctistum communisanctorum at populum dni BONEVENTURE Cardinalis (etc.). . (Folio 240 verso) Opus Zuollis impressum Feliciter explicet; Anno domini 1479 (8. n. i. sed John di Vallenhoe). Folio, Gothic Letter, 2 columns of 39 lines to a pnge, rubricated (folios 81-88 are supplied from another copy), original stamped leather, rebacked, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, £5 68

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1042 BONAVENTURA (S) Sermones Sancti Bonaventure de morte. (Device, Snoe-Makers at Wurk), Parisiis, Impressi per Guidonem Mercatoris, in Campo Gaillardo commorantem

1494. Gothic Letter, 39 lines to a page, E woodcut on title, on the reverse is another engraving, and on the last leaf are four separate wood-blocks, small 4to, old half binding, 67 178 6d

A scarce little volume, apparently unknown to Brunet. 1043 BLAKE (William) ETCHINGS FROM HIS WORKS, by William Bell Scott, with Descriptive Text. 1878. Folio, fine engraved plates, PRESENTATION COPY, WITH AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION, " WILLIAM MORRIS, FROM W. B. SCOTT AFFECTIONATELY,from the Morris Library, original boards, as issued, £4 48 1044 BRANT (Sebastian) VARIA SEBASTIANI BRANT CARMINA. (Three woodcuts, underneath which are six lines of Latin verse). 1498. Nihil sive Causa. Alpe. (Folio 137 re:to) Carminum Sebastiani Brant tam divinas quam humanos laudes decantantium

opus : fælici fine consummatum Basileæ opera f impensis Johannis Bergman de Alpe ET.. Kl. Maiis Anni f XCVIII (1498) (Printers Device). FIRST EDITION. Quarto,

Roman letter, three spirited cuts on tit'e and two in the text, with device at end, half calf, di from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate $4 48

The FIRST EDITION of these Poems; by the Author of the celebrated Ship of Fools. 1046 BRENDE (John) The HISTORY OF Quintus CURTIUS, conteyning the actes of the greate Alexander, translated out of Latin into English. In ædibus Richardi Tottell. Anno Domini, 570. 12mo, black letter, sprinkled calf, red edges, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £4 48 1046 BRUNFELS (Otto) HERBARUM VIVÆ EICONES AD NATURE IMITATIONEM, suma cum diligentia & artificio effigiatæ, una cum effectibus earundem, in gratiam veteris illius, & iamiam renafcentis Herbariæ Medicinæ. Argentorati apud Joannem Schottii, cum Cæs. Maiest. Privilegio a Sexennium. 1531-32. 2 vols in 1, folio, very fine woodcut title, four different woodcut borders, AND BEAUTIFCL CUTS OF PLANTE, stamped ornamental pigskin. both the binding and book are in EXTRAORDINARILY FINE STATB, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £18 A most important and beautiful book, on account of the fine series of plates, which were DRAWN

FROM NATURE and were the first of this kind executed in Germany. 1047 CAMDEN (Wm.) BRITAIN, or a Chorographical description of England, Scotland and Ireland. London, printed by F. K. R. Y. and L. L. for Andrew Heb, 1637. Folio, fine engraved title, and maps, etc. (map of Somerset wanting), half calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £1 128 1048 CHAMPIERS (Simphorien) LES GRANS ORONIQUES DES GESTES ET VERTUEUX FAICTZ DES TRES EXCELLENS CATHOLICQUES ILLUSTRES ET VIOTORIEUX DUCZ ET PRINCES DES PAYS DE SAVOYE ET PIEMONT. Et tant en la saincte terre de JHERUSALEM comme es lieux de SIRIE TURQUIE EGIPTE CYPRE ITALIE SUYSSE DAUPHENE et autres plusieurs pays. Ensemble les genalogies & antiquitez de Gaulle des tres chrestiens magoanimes et tres redoubtez ROYS DE FRANCE atēcqs aussi la genealogie et origine des dessusditz ducz et princes de Savoye, nouvellemēt imprimees a Paris pour Jehan de la Garde. Champier (woodcut of the Arms of Savoy) Üy finissent les Croniques de Sauoye les quelles ont este achenees Lan mil cing cens et quioze par Simphorien Champier, conseillier et premier medecen de treshauli prince Monseignor Anthoine duc De Calabre de lorraine.

Et imprimces a Paris lan mil cinq ces et seize le XXVIIe iour De mars pour Jehan de la garde libraire demourant audit lieu sur le pont nostre Dame a lenseigne saint Jehan leuangeliste Ou au palais a* premier pillier devant La chapelle ou len chante la Messe de Messeignrs les presidns. (Device of Jehan de la garda.) (1616.) Folio, Gothic Letter, 2 columns of 38 lines, titie in red and black, WOODOUT INITIALS AND FORTY CUTS, old gilt stamped vellum, with "EDWARD GWYNNE” at top, from the LIBRARY OF William MORRIS, with bookplate, $28

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1049 CAXTON (William)
THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN ENGLAND

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AT THE REQUEST, DESIRE, COSTE, AND DISPENSE OF

HUGH BRYCE,

Alderman and Cytezeyn of London. FYN YSSHYDE THE VIII DAY OF MARCHE, MCCCCLXXX

No name, date or place of printing but [Westminster, 1481]. Black Letter, long lines, 29 to a full page, WITH NUMEROUS WOODCUTS, wanting all signature A, Bl defective in lower margin, C5 and C6 in MS. facsimile, D3 wanting, D6 ditto, all F missing, the last leaf inlaid, and corner of El defective, and some leaves stained, ELSE A SOUND AND GENUINE EXAMPLE OF THIS WORK, considered one of the fairest and finest specimens of Caxton's printing which exists, small folio (measuring 101 by 7 inches), red morocco extra, crest on sides, £195 The excessively RARE FIRST edition of Caxton's "MIRROUR," containing some of the earliest

specimens of wood engraving used in an English Book. Fifteen copies (including the present) are enumerated by Blades, of which only nine are perfect. The present copy is in fairly good

condition, with the initials painted in red. “ The publishing of this work was not a speculation on Caxton's part. He was employed, as we

learn from the Prologue, to translate and probably print it, by Hugu BRYCE, CITIZEN AND ALDERMAN OF LONDON, who wished to make a present to LORD HASTINGS. TO ADORN, AS WELL AS ILLUSTRATE, THE PAGES, THE ART OF THE Wood-ENGRAVER WAS EMPLOYED, AND WE MAY CONSIDER, THE FIGURES here DISPLAYED AS SOME OF THE EARLIEST SPECIMENS OF THAT ART IN ENGLAND. The designs were borrowed from the manuscript copy, the illuminations in the French manuscripts showing the same treatment. All the copies issued from Caxton's Press have the words necessary for the explanation of the diagrams inserted with the pen, instead of being engraved on the wood, which may perhaps be an argument for their home execution; and as the writing in all copies appear to be from the same pen, it is asserted that it was done by Caxton himself, but of course

of this there is no positive evidence.”-See Blades' Caxton. 1050 CICERO (M. T.) Cicero's Three Books touching the Nature of the Gods, done into English with Notes and illustrations. Setting forth (from all Antiquity) What Perceptions, Man, by the Only Light of Reason, may intertein, concerning a Deity: London, printed for Joseph Hindmarsh, at the Black Bull, in Cornhill, 1683. 12mo, old calf, from the Library of WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, 108 6d

1051 CHRONIQUE SCANDALEUSE.-LES CRONIQS DU TRESCHESTIEN & TRES VICTORIEUX LOYS de Valors feu roy de frace q dieu absolve udziesme de co ro auecqe, plusieurs aultres advetures aduennes tat en ce royaulme de france come es pays voisins depuis lan mil quatre cens iusques en lan mil quatre vingtz & trois. Inclusivemet (Sans lieu ni date mais Lyons, par Michel Topie & Jacques Heremberk, vers 1488). FIRST EDITION, folio, gothic letter, 2 columns of 44 lines to a page, a LARGE AND BEAUTIFUL copy in blue morocco extra by Chambolle-Duru, $40 The first edition of this extremely rare and anonymous Chronicle. Brunet, who gives a long account

of this volume, says it is also well known under the title of “Chroniques Scandaleuses.". It is printed with the same types as were used by Topie and Heremberk, of Lyons, in their “Voyage

de Breydenbach" of 1488, and “Cent Histoires de Troyes" of 1490. 1052 CICERO (M. Tullius) ORATIONES corrigente Paulo Manutio, Aldi Filio.

Venetiis, 1550. 3 vols, small 8vo, beautifully printed by Aldus, with the aldine anchor at beginning and end of each volume, fine copy, magnificently bound in brown morocco super extra, the back and sides tooled to a GROLIER PATTERN, vellum end leaves, rough gilt edges, by FRANCIS BEDFORD, £15 158

An exceedingly handsome book, 1053 COMMINES (Philip de, Knight, Lord of Argenton) The HISTORIE OF (HIS OWN TIMB). Imprinted at London by A. Hatfield for I. Norton. 1601. Folio, engraved title, old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £2 28 1054 CLOUGH (Arthur Hugh) The BOTHIE OF TOPER-RA-Fuosich, a Long-Vacation Pastoral. Oxford, 1848. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, cloth, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, 158 1055 COPE (Anthony) THE HISTORY OF TWO THE MOST NOBLE CAPTAYNES OF THE WORLD, ANNIBALL AND SCIPIO: of their divers battailes and victories, exceeding profitable to reade, gathered and translated into English out of Titus Livius and other Authours, by Antony Cope, Esquier, At London, printed by Willyam How, anno 1590. 12mo, black letter, border round title, old tree calf, rebacked, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £3 38 1056 DIODORUS SICULUS Venduntur in vico sancti Jacobi sub Leone Argenteo. Woodcut of Petit's mark on title. (Paris), Jehan Petit, N.D. (circa 1500). Small 4to, Roman Letter, 40 lines to page, with side notes, brown calf extra, $1 103 1057 DIALOGUS CREATURARUM, OPTIME MORALIZATUS, Omni materie morali, jocudo mo applicabit: ad laude dei & edificacionē hoem. (Folio 104 recto, Printer's device) Presens liber Dyalogus creaturarum appellatus iocundis fabulis plenus Fer Gerardum Leeu in opido Goudensi incept : munere dei finibus est anno domini 1480, G. LEEU. Folio, First Edition, gothic letter, 34 lines to a page, rubricated. fine woudcul, woodcut border and large initial on title, ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-TWO MOST INTERESTING CUTS and the woodcut printer's device, crimson morocco, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, £60

FIRST EDITION of this singular work. ExtreMELY RARE. 1058 DICTYS CRETENSIS.-(Title) Dicces CRETESIS DE BELLO TROJANO, cum privilegio. (Folio 42 recto) Impssum Lugduni per Joannem Marion, Sumptibus f expensis Romani Morin bibliopole eiusdem ciuitatis, 1520. 4to, Roman letter, 39 lines to a page, title in red, made up with border and 3 cuts in black, full-page cut on verso of title and another cut in text, woodcut initials, green morocco, gilt edges, from the LIBRARY OP WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, $4 48 This mythical history, professedly translated from a Greek text disguised in Punic letters, was perhaps the work of the pseudo-translator himself, Septimus, in the fourth century. It formed the

basis of the popular legend of Troy, in combination with the so-called Dares Phrygius. 1059 DIONYSIUS AFER.-DIONYSIUS DE SITU Orbis. (Petit's fine device) Venales ioveniuntur Pariesus : In vico divi Jacobi apud signu leonis argetei. Impressum Parisiis per Magistrum Georgii Wolff et Thielmanum Kerver, 1199. Small 4to, roman letter, 40 lines to the page, with side notes, woodcut of Jehan Petit's mark on title, brown calf, some leaves stained, £1 108

1060 DIOGENES.-D10GENIS LAERTII HISTORIOGRAPHI DE PHILOSOPHORUM VITA DECEM PER Q SECUNDI LIBRI AD BENE BEATEQUE VIVENDU COMOTIVI. (Petit's device) Venundantur. Parisius in vico divi Jacobi apud Leonem Argenteum. (Colophon) Laertii Diogenis Vitae & sententiæ eorum qui in philosophia probati fucrunt non antea. Pariis Impressi. Finis pro Joanne Parvo in vico divi Jacobi Sub Leone argenteo Commorante τελοσ θεω

χαρισ. . Small qnarto, woodcut of printer's mark on title, and fine engraoing of the author on verso, broun calf extra, £1 108 1061 DODOENS (Dr. Remb ) A NEW HERBALL, OR HISTORIE OF PLANTS: wherein is contained the whole discourse and perfect description of all sorts of Herbes and Plants : their divers and sundrie kindes. their names, natures, operations and vertues : and that not onely of those which are heere growing in this our Countrie of England, but of al others also of forraine Realms commonly used in Physicke. First set foorth in the Dutch or Almaigne toong, by that learned D. Rembert Dodoens, Phesition to the Emperor: and now first translated out of French into English, by HENRY LYTE. Imprinted at London, by Edm. Bollifant, 1595. Quarto, Black Letter, border around title ; fifty-three pages of illustrations of plants (some coloured) from a Herbal printed at Frankfort by Christianus Egeno'ph's HAVE BEEN INSERTED in the text ; russia, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, WITH BOOKPLATE, £5 58 1062 ELIOT (Sir Thomas) OF THE KNOWLEDG WHICHE MAKETH A WISE MAN. Londini in Aedibus Thomæ Bertheleti, 1633, cum Privilegio. Gothic Letter, 26 lines to a page, 12mo, half red morocco, some pages scribbled on, £1 158

This is the First Edition, and exceedingly rare. 1063 ELIOT (Sir Thomas) THE IMAGE OF GOVERNANCE, COMPILED ON THE ACTES AND SENTENCES NOTABLE, of the moste noble Emperour Alexander Severus, late_translated out of Greke into Englyshe, by Syr Thomas Eliot, Koight, IN THE Favour of NOBILITIE. (Culophon) Londoni, in officinia Thoma Bertheleti typis impress.cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum. anno. M.D.XL. Black Letter, 31 lines to a page, woodcut border round title and woodcut initials, the Eliot Arms on back of same, and fine woodcut of Lucrece facing page 1, small 4to, slightly wormed, but a fine copy in old half moroc:0, marbled sides, £4 148 6d

First Edition, very scarce. 1064 ELIOT (Sir Thomas) The Booke named the Governour, devised by Sir Thomas Elyot, Knight. Londini, an. 1546. (Colophon) Londini in ædibus Thomæ Bertheleti typis impress. cum privilegio ad imprimendum solum. anno. M.D XLVI. Black Letter, 34 lines to a page, 12mo, engraved title, an exceedingly fine copy in old red morocco extra, gilt edges, from the Earl of Jersey’s library, with bookplate, £3 33

A choice copy of an early edition of this favourite little book. 1065 EUCLID.-PRECLARISSIMUS LIBBR ELEMENTORUM EUCLIDIS PERSPICA CISSIMI IN ARTEM GEOMETRIE incipit quasoelicissme. Erhardus rałdolt. Augustensis impressor solertissimus Venetiis impressit

1482. FIRST EDITION, small folio, in red and black ink, very handsomely printed, Gotbic Letter, 44 lines to page, with headlines, with numerous woodcut diagrams and initials, half vellum neat su large and fine copy), £21

First Edition, and the First Book containing mathematical illustrations. 1066 EVANGELISTARIUM.-MANUSCRIPT WRITTEN ON 217 LEAVES OF VELLUM, BY AN ENGLISH SCRIBE, large gotbic characters in red and black, double columns, 19 lines, with square and diamond musical notation, numerous pen letters (apparently wants end). Circa 1250. Small folio, oaken boards, uncovered, FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £28 This MS. was without doubt written by an English scribe, though no English Saint occurs in the

earliest portion of the volume. It was, moreover, in England in the XV Century, as is proved by some additions of that period. The book itself would be written after 1326, as the Offices of S. Francis and S. D)minic are given.

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