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- 114 SHEPHEARDS KALENDER (The), Newly Augmented and Corrected.
He that liveth well may not die amiss.
Octouien pe Sanct Gelais Euesque Dangoulesme et par maistre Andry de la Vigne
avec aultres, on les vend a Paris, en la grant seu sainct jacques a lenseigne de la Rosze blanche couronnee. (Folio 123.) Cy fine le vergier d'honneur nouvellement imprime a Paris en la grant rue Sainct Jacques (Philippe le Noir vers, 1523). Folio, gothic letter, in two columns of 53 lines to a page, fine woodcut border round title, LARGE WOODCUT AT BACK OF TITLE AND FIVE SMALLER ONES IN BOOK, crimson morocco, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, $16 168 .116 TACITUS.-GBBBNWEY (RICHARD) THE ANNALES OF CORNELIUS Tacitus, The DESCRIPTION OP GERMANIB. London, printed by J. L., for Richard Whitaker, and are to be sold at the signe of the King's Armes, in Paul's Church-yard, 1640.–SAVILE (SIR HENRY) THE END OF NERO AND BEGINNING OF GALBA, Foure bookes of the Histories of Cornelius Tacitus. THE LIFE OF AGRICOLA. R. Whitaker, 1640. Folio, in one vol, old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £2 2s This translation by Savile is highly praised by Bolton in his Hypercritica, but if we are to believe Dr. Adam Clarke it is a jejune and spiritless performance. The Agricola, according to Bishop
Nicolson, is “a most admirable translation, with learned notes.' 1117 THUCYDIDES.-NICOLLS (THOMAS) The HISTORY WRITTONE BY THuciDIDES THB ATHENYAN OF THE WARRE WHICHE WAS BETWENE THE PELOPENESIANS AND THE ATHENYANS, translated out of French into the English language by Thomas Nicolls, Citizeine and Goldesmyth of London. Imprinted the XXV day of July in the yeare of oure Lord God a thousand fyve hundedde and fyftye (colophon). Here endeth the historie of Thucidides the Athenyan
that have writtonne in the Greke tongue, oute of the whyche thys boke was sometyme translated into Latin by Laurenco Valle, and afterwards brought into the Frenche tongue by the Lorde Claudius of Seiffell
and beying translated into the Englisho is tynally
published and brought into lyghte to the profitt and edefication and newly imprinted in the citye of London, in the fourth yeare of his majestie's e most prosperous reign (J. Waylande, 1650). Folio, black letter, 50 lines to a page,
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THE FIRST TRANSLATION INTO ENGLisa of this classic.
1118 TUNSTALL (Bishop C.) DE ARTE SUPPUTANDI LIBRI QUATTUOR CUTHEBERTI TONSTALLI. (Last leaf) Impres., Londini in Ædibus, RICHARDI PYNSONI, Anno Verbi Incarnati, M.D.XXII. (1622). Pridie Idus Octobris, Cum Privilegio a Rege Indulto. Quarto, Roman Letter, 29 lines to a page, engraved border round title after Holbein, ILLUMINATED IN GOLD AND COLOURS, AND THE MARGIN OF THE FIRST PAGE HANDSOMELY DECORATED WITH A DRAWING IN BISTRE IN THE ITALIAN RENAISSANCE STYLE, introducing groups of figures, knights, etc., THOUGHT TO BE DONE BY HANS HOLBEIN, some marginal notes in a contemporary hand, small 4to, a large and fine copy in old calf gilt, £42 A remarkably_interesting and scarce book; THE FIRST ARITHMETICAL TREATISE
PUBLISHED IN ENGLAND; Dedicated to Sir Thomas MORE. The present one is believed
to have been the author's own copy, on account of the MS. additions and the decorations. In the preliminary epistle to Sir Thomas More, Tunstal gives a curious account of the origin of this
work. It seems that in his dealings with certain goldsmiths, or silversmiths, he suspected that the accounts were fraudulently prepared, and therefore he made a special study of the forgotten science of his boyhood-arithmetic-in order to be able to check the figures. The result of his labours was a book for his own use, which, on being appointed Bishop of London, he thought no
longer necessary to his new station, but probably worthy of being printed for the use of others. 1119 VIRGIL.-GEORGICA VIRGILII CUM COMMENTO FAMILIARI (Colophon), Virgili Maronis super quattuor libros Georgicon una cum commento familiarissimo opus pre. clarum feliciter finit. Impressum Parisii, anno domini MCCCCXCV (1495]. Black letter, of two sizes, capitals rubricated and woodcut on title in red, small 4to, corners of two leaves damaged at end, vellum, £2 188
A very scarce edition, with an early Paris imprint. Apparently unknown to Brunet. 1120 VIRGILIUS MARO (Publius) GEORGICA ET ÆNBIS. MANUSCRIPT, FINELY WRITTEN ON 206 LEAVES OF VELLUM BY AN ITALIAN SCRIBE, Gothic Letter, long lines, 31 to a page. At the beginning of the GEORGICS IS A FINE PAINTING OF A MAN
OXEN, WITH AN ILLUMINATED MARGINAL DECORATION 01
GOLD AND COLOURS ; at the beginning of the ÆNBID IS A SIMILAR FINE PAINTING BUT MORE ELABORATE, INTRODUCING THE BURNING OF TROY, ÆNEAS ON HORSEBACK ; also a painting of A COUPLE OF SHIPS AT SEA OCCUPYING THE WHOLE BOTTOM MARGIN; FINE ILLUMINATED DECORATION, ON OTHER MARGINS, IN GOLD AND COLOURS; EACH BOOK HAS A LARGE AND BEAUTIFULLY ILLUMINATED INITIAL OF FLORAL COMBINATION (3 X 2) and a smaller one with pen ornaments; the Epigrams at the end of the volume have ornamental pen letters (the last 23 lines of the fourth Georgic, and the first 105 lines of the sixth Æneid are wanting]. Circa 1400. Folio, brown morocco extra by LEIGHTON, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £200 A very valuable manuscript. The flyleaves contain extracts from Servius and other Commentators on Virgil, and the margins have numerous MS. notes in a smaller hand. Among other matter are found a few historical notes indicating that the Scribe was preparing a MS. of Livy, and at the foot of the recto of first leaf is a Latin verse of 12 lines entitled, "DESCRIPTIO GRATIORUM PER PORCELLUM," written probably about 1460-70, and perhaps a few years later than another metrical composition at the end, eulogising the Papacies of Martin V. and Pius II. Porcelius was a great admirer of Pius II., of whose reign he wrote a Latin chronicle. The inference to be drawn is that the volume belonged to Porcelius, one of the great Scholars and Latinists of the time, and that these
compositions are in his autograph. 1121 WALES.-Welsh Scenery, from Drawings by Captain Batty of the Grenadier Guards, F.R.S. . 1825. Small folio, THIRTY FINE beautiful engravings .by EDWD. FINDEN, with descriptive text, half roan, UNCUT, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, 108 1122 WHITMAN (Walt.) POEMs, Selected and Edited by WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI.
Hotten, 3868. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, engraved portrait, cloth, from the Library of WILLIAM MORRIS, 108 1123 WILSON (Sir Daniel) MEMORIALS OF EDINBURGH in the Olden Time. Edin. burgh and London, A. and C. Black, 1891. 2 vols, quarto, with numerous full-page engravings and woodcuts in text, FINE COPY, cloth, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, £1 18
PLOUGHING WITH TWO
1124 WILLOUGHBY (Francis, of Middleton, in the County of Warwick) THE ORNITHOLOGY OF, in three Books. Wherein all the Birds hitherto known, being reduced into a Method suitable to their Natures, are accurately described. The Descriptions illustred by most Elegant Figures, nearly resembling live Birds, engraven in 78 copperplates. Translated into English, and Enlarged with many Additions throughout the whole work. To which are added, three considerable discourses : I. Of the ART OF FOWLING: with a description of several Nets in two large
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