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1067 FROISSART (Sir John) THE CRONYOLES OF ENGLANDE, FRAUNCE, SPAYNE, PORTYNGALE, SCOTLANDE, BRETAINE, FLAUNDERS, AND OTHER PLACES ADJOYNYNGE, TRANSLATED OUTE OF TRENCHE INTO OURE MATER ALL ENGLYSHE TONGUB BY JOHN BOUCHIER, Knight, JOAN BERNERS; AT THE COMMANDEMENT OF OUR MOST HYGHE REDOUBTED SOVERAYGNE LORD KING HENRYE THE VIII; Kynge of Englande, Fraunce, and Ireland, Defendor of the Faith; and of the Church of England, and also of Irelande in earth the Supreme Head. (Vol. I.), Imprinted at London by Wylly im Myddylton, N.D. (Vol. II.), Imprinted at London in Flete.slete by RICHARD PINSON, 1525.
printed in double co'umns, woodcut on reverse of title, and initial letters through the text, folio, 2 vols in 1, rod morocco, super extra, gilt back, gilt edges (Che corners of first two lerves of Vol I, part of .333, and the last lenf in facsimile), else a FINE LARGE COPY, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, $10
The Corser crpy sold in 1869 for £95 ; Perkins's in 1873 for €95; Tite's in 1874 for €70. 1057a GALIEN. -LHYSIOÍRE DU PREUX & VAILLANT CHEAVALIER GALIEN RETHORE FILS AU Count OLIVIER DE UIENNE PER DE FRANCE : contenant plusieurs Nobles Uictoires, tant en Espangne que en Grece. Comme pourrez veoir cy apres Nouvellement Imprime at Paris VÝVIII Co. (Large woodcut.] A Paris pour Jehan Bonfons libraire demourant en la Rue Neufue nostre Dame a lenseigne Saint Nicolas (Folio 107 recto.) Cy fine le Romant de Galien Rethore avec les batailles fricte a Ronceuaulx par la trahison de Ganes per de France, avec la miserable execution faicte par lempereur Charlemaigne aupres de Sainct Marten a Lannois. Imprime a Puris pour Jehan bonfons librnire, demourant en la rue neufue nostre Dame a lenseigne Srinct Nicolas (c. 1545) 4to, Gothic Letter, 2 columns of 33 lines, WOODCUT INITIALS AND FIFTEEN OUTS, title in red and black, morocco extra, by Bauzonnet, from the LIBRARY OF William Morris, with his bookplate, £16 This romance was first printed in 1500 It is partly of late composition, although sufficiently ancient to have rendered the word “Rethore"
(i.e., rhetorized, or narrated in elegant prose,) incomprehensible at the time of its impression. The word was suppo :ed to mean “restored," and to indicate the restoration of chivalry by Galien. The chief substance of the story was the ancient tale of Charlemagne's Journey to the East and the Turpin Chronicle. Hugues, Emperor of Constantinople, at first receives the Frankish Emperor and his peers courteously, but is informed by a spy of certain vaunting expressions to which, as is the Frankish manner, they have given utterance amongst themselves after supper. These "gabes," as they are called, are merely frolicsome braggadocio, spoken in lightheartedness, and not intended to convey any serious intention. The spy and the Greek Emperor, however, take them as the threats of dangerous magicians; the Franks are seized and menaced with death if they fail to fulfil their words. Oliver is first put to the test; his speech had had reference to the Greek Princess Jacqueline, and might better have fitted the lips of a Parisian gamen of to-day than of a young paladin. He, however, awakens a lender interest in the lady's heart, and she indulgently informs her father the next morning that the knight's boast had been fulfilled. Hugues requires that the others shall also exhibit their powers, which they do to his satisfaction, partly by celestial succour and partly by the use of mother-wit. He finally dismisses them with presents After Oliver has gone, Jacqueline becomes the mother of Galien, who grows up in time to hear of the expedition to Spain, and to arrive just too late for the battle in the Pass of Roncesvalley. His dying father there acknowledges him, and Galien signalizes himself in the renewed fighting, in which Charlemagne takes reprisals for the loss of his peers and the treachery of Ganelon. After various deeds of valour in the West, Galien
returns to the East, saves his mother from a shameful death, and resumes the Imperial crown. 1038 GLANVILLE (Barth.) BARTHOLOMEUS DE PROPRIETATIBUS RERUM (TRANSLATED BY JOHN OF Trevisca). WESTMINSTER, WYNKEN DE WORDE, 1496. Folio, Black Letter, double columns, 42 lines to a page, with headlines and catchwords, fine woodcuts and ornamental initials, wants 16 leaves, and one leaf is in facsimile, and a portion of the book is made up from smaller copy, otherwise it may be described as a sound copy (the Lakelands); cloth, from the library of WILLIAM MORRIS. with his book plate, 630 Dr. Dibdin, in speaking of this extremely rare volume, says: “Of ail the books printed in this country in the XV Century, the present is one of the most curious and elaborate ; and probably the most beautiful for its typographical execution. The paper, press work, and embellishments (although the latter are, for the greater part, very coarsely executed), are perhaps unrivalled by the efforts of any other artist in our country, within the period named.” Apart from the last quoted Bibliographer's somewhat gushing description, the book is generally admitted to be Wynken de Worde's most magnificent production.
1069 GOWER (John) DE CONFESSIONE AMANTIS (THE CONFESSION OF A LOVER). Imprinted at London in Flete-strete, by Thomas Berthelette. Prinier to the King's Grace, An MDXXXII (1632), Cum Privilegio. Gothic Letter, small folio, blank top of title mended, but FINE COPY, in old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, $21 THE SECOND EDITION OF GOWER'S POEM IN ENGLISH: the first was printed by Caxton,
and is practically unobtainable. 1070 GOWER (John; Jo: GOWER DE CONFESSIONE AMANTIS. Imprinted at London in Flete.strete by Thomas Berthelette, the XII daie of Marche, 1554, cum Privilegio. Small folio, Black Letter, two columns, 48 lines to page, with headlines, catchwords, and side-notes, very fine and clean copy in morocco extra, gilt leaves, by RIVIERE, (a very large and sound copy), £21 "A vast interval must be made between Chaucer and any other English poet; yet Gower, his con.
temporary, though not like him, a poet of nature's growth, had some effect in rendering the language less rude, and exciting a taste for verse; if he never rises, he never sinks low; he is always sensible, polished, perspicuous, and not prosaic in the worst sense of the word.”-Hallam's Literature, History of Europe. Even in the lighter strains of his muse Gower sought to be the instructor of the dark age in which his lot was cast. He is well entitled to the honourable appellation conferred upon him by the most illustrious English poet of the times.
“O moral Gower! this boke I direct
To the, and to the philosophical strode,
Conclusion of Troilus and Cressida, “If Chaucer had not existed, the compositions of Gower would have been sufficient to rescue the reigns of Edward the Third and Richard the Second from the imputations of barbarism."-Dr.
Warton. 1071 GESNER (Conrad) HISTORIÆ ANIMALIUM QUADRUPEDS, AVES ET PISCES. Tiguri, C. Fraschoner, 1651-4-5. 3 vols, folio, A LARGE NUMBER OF VERY FINE WOODCUTS, title of Vol I mounted, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, f4 10s 1072 GREGORIUS IX PAPA (Folio I, woodcut of St. Peter) Sicut PETRUS APOSTOLOR PRINCEPS IN ECCLESIA DEI PREFUIT : sic POSTMODU GREGORIUS: QUI QUIDEM PRO
CELESTIS IMARCESSIBILEM CORONAM REPORTANTES : NOBIS SCRIPTA BENE VIVEDI EXEPLA RELIQUERUNT: UT INFRA GREGORII SERMO DYALOGUS PROBAT (last leaf). Venetiis, per Hieronymu de Paganinis Brixiesem,
1492. Small 4to, Gothic Letter, 2 columns, 38 lines to a page, woodcut on title, red morocco extra, from the Syston Park Library, £4 48 1073 GUZMAN (Fernan Perez de) (Title) COMMENÇA LA CRONICA DE SERENISSIMO REY DON JUAN EL SEGUNDO deste nombre impressa en la muy noble & leal ciudad de Logrono :
(Folio 281 recto).
Impressa en Logrono por Mandado de su alteza por arnao Guillen de Brocar su impressor AX dias de mes de Otubre, 1517 (Printers' device). FIRST EDITION, folio, gothic letter, of 2 sizes, in red and black throughout, 26 ff. unnumbered, 254 ff. numbered, and an additional leaf, 2 columns of 54 lines, title in red, with large cut of the King, with made-up woodcut borders, woodcut initials throughout, some of which contain figures of Kings and appear to have been specially cut ; full-page cut of the Crucifixion signed L. D., large cut of Juan II on horseback, with 4 smaller cuts of Princesses, etc., on each side, the whole enclosed in ornamental strips (title and 2 last leaves mounted), morocco extra, gilt edges, from the Library of WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £15 168 The great rarity of this first edition is proved by the fact that both Baron Seilliere and the Earl of
Crawford had only the reprint of Pamplona 1591, that Mr. Beckford had only the edition of 1543,
and that Don José Miro had only an imperfect copy. 1074 HAKLUYT (Richard) THE PRINCIPAL NAVIGATIONS, VOYAGES, TRAFFIQUES, AND DISCOVERIES OF THE ENGLISH NATIONS MADE BY SBA OR OVERLAND, TO THE REMOTE AND FARTHEST DISTANT QUARTERS OF THE EARTH, any time within the compass of 1600 yeres. 1599-1600. Black Letter, 3 vols in 2, folio. A Section of Curious, Rare, and Early Voyages and Histories of Interesting Discoveries chiefly published by Hakluyt or at his suggestion, but not included in his
celebrated compilation. R. H. Evans, 1812. Together four vols in three, folio, calf pared, formerly in the possession of the Duke of Newcastle and Lord Foley, with bookplates, FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, 18 THE THIRD VOLUME IS ENTIRELY COMPOSED OF VOYAGES AND ADVENTURES IN AMERICA. The
Voyage to Cadiz is, as usual, the reprint. The titlepage to Volume I is soiled, and blank margins a little repaired, else the copy is a clean and
good one. 075 HERBAL, — THE GRETE HERBALL, WHICH GEVETH PARFYT KNOWLEGE AND UNDERSTANDYNG OF ALL MANER OF HERBES, THERE GRAOYOUS VERTUES WHICH GOD HATH ORDEYNED FOR OUR PROSPEROUS WELFARE AND HELTH, FOR THEY HELE AND CURE ALL MANER OF DYSEASES AND SEKENESSES THAT FALL OR MYSFORTUNE TO ALL MANBR OF CREATURES OF GOD CREATED. PRACTYSED BY MANY EXPERT AND WYSE MAYSTERS AS AMCENNA AND OTHER. Also it geveth full parfyte understandynge of the booke lately prentyd by me PETER TREVĚRIS named TÉE NOBLE EXPERIENS OF THE VERTUOUS HANDWARKE OF SURGERY. Woodcut of more than half the page, representing two men gathering herbs and fruit, (last page) (Large full-page device of Petrus Treveris.) IMPRENTYD AT LONDON IN SOUTĖWARKE BY ME PETER TREVERIS DWELLYNGE IN THE SYGNE OF THE WODOWS, IN THE YERE OF OUR LORDE GOD, JULY 27, 1526. Small folio, gotbic letter, FOUR HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-THREE MOST QUAINT WOODCUTS OF PLANTS, etc., some blank margins have been mended, green morocco, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, $24
THE FIRST ENGLISH HERBAL, AND EXTREMELY RARE. 1076 HERODOTUS (folio aa iii) HERODIANI HISTORIÆ DE IMPERIO POST MARCUM vel de suis temporibus liber primus e Græco translatus Angelo Politiano interprete ad innocentum VIII Pontifem Mascimum Prohomium... (last leaf) Quod quidem opus novum et aureum Plato de Benedictis accuratissime Anno Domini MCCCCLXXXXIII pridi Kate Septembres Bononiæ q pulcherrimis his Caracteribus iinpressit (printer's device). Folio, roman letter, 35 lines to a page (wants folio 25 and 49), from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £1 18 1077 HIERONYMUS (S.) (Title) VITAS PATRUM ENDE IS GHENOEMT DAT VADER BOECK ... (Folio 136 recto) Hic eyndet dat derde deel van desen boecke
Gheprent tot Leyden in Hallant Bi mi Jan Seversoen Int ider ons heren, 1511. (Printer' & device). Folio, gothic letter, 4 ff. unnumbered, 132 ff. incorrectly numbered as 126 ff., 2 columns of 43 lines. Title, consisting of a large cut made up with border of six woodcut ornaments, verso of last leaf consists of full-page cut; numerous woodcut initials ; modern stamped pigskin, FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, £21 1078 HOLINSHED (Ralph) The First and Second VolumBS OF CHRONICLES, comprising :
1, The description and historie of England,
3, The description and historie of Scotland. First collected and published by Raphaell Holinshed, William Harrison, and others ; now newlie augmented and continued, with manifold matters of singular note and worthy memorie to the year 1686, by John Hooker alias Vowell, Gent., and others.The WHOLE VOLUME OF CHRONICLES : containing the Chronicles of England Ireland and Scotland. Finished in January, 1587
at the expenses of John Harrison, George Bishop, Rafe Newberrie, Henry Denham, Thomas Woodcock. (Printer's device), at London, printed in Aldergate at the sign of the starre (1587). 2 vols, folio, black letter, engraved borders round title, old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with HIS' AUTOGRAPHS on fly-leaves, and bookplate, £8 88
Wynkyn De Worde's Press. 1079 HIGDEN (Ranulph). — (On woodcut title) POLICRONICON. (Folio 3 reco) POLYCRONYCON, IN WHICH BOOKB BEN COMPRYBBD BRYPLY MANY WONDERFULL HYSTORYES. FYRST THE DESCRYPCYON OF THE UNIVERSAL WORLDB, AS WELL IX LENGTH A8 IN BREDE, WITH THE DEUYSYONS OF COUNTREES, ROYAMMES AND EMPYRS, THB NOBLE OyTERS, HYB MOUNTAINS, PAMOUS RYvERS, MERVEYLLES AND WONDRES, AND ALSO THE HISTORYCAL ACTES AND WONDERFUL DEDES SYTH THE FYRSTB MAKYNGB OF HBVEN AND BRTHE UNTO THE BEGYNNYNGE OF KYNG HENRY THE SEVENTHE, THE X YERB OF HIS REGNB, AND UNTO THE YERE OF OUR LORDE A. M.CCCC.LXXXXV, as by the ayde of Almyghty God shall followe all a longe, after the composynge and gaderynge of dan RANULPHB, MONKE OF CHESTRE, AND AFTERWARDS ENGLYSSÉED BY ONE TREVISA, VYCARYE OF BARKLEY.
And now at this time symply emprynted newe and set in forme by me, WYNKYN DE WOORDE, and a lytyll embelysshed from the old makyng, and also have added such storyes I coulde find fro the ende that the said Ranulphe fynysshed his booke, which was the yere of our lorde M.CCC. and LVII. unto the yere of the sime M.CCCC.LXXXXV., which ben an hundred and XXXVIII. yere. (At end), Ended the thyrtenth daye of Apryll the tenth yere of the regne of kyng Harry the Seuenth. And of the Incarnacyon of our lord : M.CCCC.lrxxxv. (1495). Enprynted at Westinestre by Wynkyn Theworde. Small folio, black letter, two columns, 41 lines to page, with headlines and sidenotes, woodcut title in facsimile, ele: fine, sound, and genuine copy in old calf neatly rebacked, £75 This edition, remarkable for the beauty of its typography, is exceedingly rare, and the present copy
18 a very fine one. Lowndes was unable to cite any copy sold as complete, and Dr. Dibden says, “The only perfect copy which I remember to have seen is that in the collection of J. D. Phe'ps." Even Mr. Huth's
copy has the last leaf in facsimile. It is reprinted verbally from Caxton's edition of 1482. Trevisa's text (written in 1387) was a little
amplified by Caxton, who also added the portion of the history which extends from 1357 to 1400, which, as he said in the Prohemye, comprised a hundred and three years. A copy sold in 1871 for £105, and the Crauford in 1876 realized £114. 1080 HOLLAND (Philemon) The HISTORIE OF Twelve CÆSARS, Emperours of Rome, written in Latine by C. SUETONIUS TRANQUILLUS, and newly translated into English Printed for Matthew Lownes, 1606. First Edition, folio, woodcut profile of each of the 12 Emperors, old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £3 38 1031 HOOPER (John) A DECLARATION OF THE Ten HOLY COMAUNDEMENTES OF ALLMYGHTHYE God, WROTEN
Anno MDXLVIIL (1519). 1200, gotbic letter, 31 lines to a page, fine copy in gilt vellum, £3 103 1032 HOOPER (John) AN OVERSIGHTE AND DELIBERACION UPON THE HOLY PROPHET Jonas, made and uttered before the Kinges Majestie and his Most Honourable Councell Imprinted at London by John Tisdale, dwelling in Knight Rider Strete (1550). Small 8vo, Black Letter, nice old calf, gilt binding, fine copy, £3 108 Under the similitude of Jonah, Hooper preaches against the abuses of the time existing in this
country, especially of the Catholic Bishops and Priests, Judges, Nobles, etc. 1033 HORATIUS.-CHRISTOPHORI LANDINI FLORENTINI IN Q. HORATII FLACCI
LIBROS OMNES AD ILLUSTRISSIMUM GUIDONEM ZELTORIUM MAGNI FEDERICI DUCIS ZILIUM INTERPRETATIONES (Colophon). Impressium per Antonium Miscomenum Florentia, Anno Salutis MCCCCLXXXII(1482]. Sinall folio, Roman letter of two sizes, half old boards, neat, from the Bunbury library, with bookplate, fine copy, with large margins, £6 68
First edition of Horace with this commentary. 1084 HUGO SENENSIS.
SUPER QARTA PRIMA AVICENNE INCIPIT. (Folio 58). Impressum Venecijs per Andream de Calabujs de papia. Anno dni, 1485. Folio, gothic letter, two columns of 74 lines to a page, rubricated, painted initial at the beginning historiated with a figure of the author, half red morosco, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £5 58
085 IVO (Episcopus Charnothensis) (Title) LIBER DECRETUM SIVE PANORMIA IUONIS ACCURATO LABORE SUMOQUB STUDIO IN UNUM REDACTA CONTINES (full-page woodsut on verso) (Folio 182). Expesis Michaelis furter elnboratá Anno fructifene incarnationis, 1499. (Printer's device), 4to, gotbic letter, 37 lines to a pige, WOODCUT INITIALS AND LARGE FULL-PAGB WOODCUT, half morocco, stamped furiated tooling, with clasps, by COBDEN SANDERSON, fron the Library of WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £5 58 0852 JOUVENCEL.-LE LIVRE INTITULE LE JOUVENCEL (Folio 2 verso) Cy finist le iouuencel. Imprime a Paris le IV jour Davril mil cinq cens vingt et trois. Par Phelippe le Noir Libraire f relieur iure demourant a Paris en la grat rue Sainct Jacques a lenseigne de la roze blanche Couronne (1523). Q iarto, Gothic Letter, 34 lines to a page. WOODCUT INITIALS AND SEVEN FINE WOODCUTS (lacks E 4, and the title is in facsimile), caly, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £10 108 This excessively rare allegorical Romance was commenced by Jean de Brevil, surnamed "Le Fleaụ des Anglois," and at his death in 1474 was completed by J. Tibergeau de La Mothe, M. Morin and N. Riolai. This edition is not mentioned by Brunet, who quotes that of 1529 by the same printer,
selling for 1.000 francs in the Solar Sale. 1086 KEMPIS (Thomas à) LIBER DE IMITATOE CHRISTI cum tractatu de
Cordis meditatione (woodcut, which is repeated on verso, and again on the last page), (Colophon) Finit este libello Colonie retro Minores deligetissime Impressus Anno MCCCCCIII, quta octobris. 1200, gothic letter, 31 lines to a page with headlines, rubricated, initial in red, original stamped leather, A FARE EDITION, £5 58 1086a LANCELOT DU LAC.-Le Premier Volume (Le Second Volume-Le Tiers Volume), DE LANCELOT DU LAC, Nouvellemens imprime a Paris lan mil cing cens et triezs. (Folio 538 recto) Oy fine le dernier volume de la table son de FACIANT MENTU DES FAIS ET PROUESSES DE MONSEIGNBUR LANCELOT DU Lac et dautres plusieurs nobles et vaillans hommes ses Cumpaignons Nouvellement Imprime a Paris pour Francoys Regnault Libraire jure de l'universite de Paris demourant en la grant rue sainct Jaques. Lan mil cing cens et trieze le mardy septiesme cour du moy8 de juing (1613). (F. 618 recto, Device of Francois Regnault), three vols in one, folio, goibic letter, two columns of 41 lines, WOODCUT INITIALS, AND THIRTY LARGE OUTS (folios 103-!09 are lacking, and title of Vol 3 and a few leaves from the 1520 edition), crimson morocco, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with hookplate (A VERY RARE BOOK), £18 188 1087 LEBEN. – DIE HEYLIGEN LEBEN (folio 1 resto). Diss Register gebt anzeyuog an welchem (folio 3 recto, woodcut of Š. Ambrose on throne, with numerous figures around him) HIE HEBT SICH AN DAS SUMMER TAYL DER HEYLIGEN LEBEN, UND ZU DEM ERSTEN VON DEM LIEBEN HEYLIGEN LERER SAND AMBROSIO dem boschoffe ( folio 174 verso). Hye ist Ein end der Heyligen Leben des Sumerteyl: und hernach hebt sech an dz winterteyl (folio 175 recto, woodcut of S. Michael). HIE HEBT SICH AN DER HEYLIGEN LEBEN IN DEM WINTERTEYL UND ZU DEM ERSTEN VON DEM LIEBEN HERREN UND BRTZENGEL SANT MICHEL (folio 387 verso). Der hochen unteylbern heyligen Trinaltegkeyt zu lot, Maris d' wer degsten iunckfrawen und Muter Jesu Cristi zu eren, allen tugentlichen Cristen menshen zu einer heysbsamen anweysung is gedruckt diss Passional, das ist der heyligen leben. Durch Anthonium Kaberger, und geendet auff freytag den nechsten vor Sant Necklars tog. In der Keyserli-chen stat Nuremberg. In irr unser erlosung, da man zult Tausent, Vierzehenhuæder und im achtund achtzigsten, nach Cristi unsers lieben herren geburt (1488). Folio, gothic letter, double colunns, 60 lines to a page. rubricated, TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE LARGE AND FINE WOODCUTS, old stamped pigskin, in very sound condition, from the LIBRARY or WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, ONE OF THE FINEST GERMAN WOODOUT BOOK8 in this extensive collection, 675 This very fine edition of the German " Lives of the Saints" is quite perfect, but folio 381 appears to be supplied from another copy as the woodcut is coloured; folios 221-224 have been misplaced in binding between 188-189.