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printed” two such works as these Bibles before 1457, and that consequently the other was by Guttenberg, during his partnership with Fust.

It appears that Fust was at Paris in July 1466, (Vide Schoefflini Vind. p. 61, et Bih. Mogent.. p. 87,) and it is probable that he died there of the plague which raged there that year, in the months of August and September (eodem p. 88): so that the story of the Bibles and his being aca cused of magic, is probably all a fable, unless it should appear that he had been at Paris se veral years before 1466."

In the superb copy of this Bible in the Cracherode Collection, is the following note, in the hand writing of M. De Lamoignon.

“ Un pareil exemplaire de cette Bible a eté vendu trois mil cinque livres a la vente de la Bibliotheque Colbertine le 11 Aoust, 1728, cest le Compte Floym, Ambassadeur du Roy de Pologne en la Cour de France, qui l'a achetté de Lamoignon."

There is a fine copy of this ancient Bible in the King's library: but the Testament only is on Vellum, and the Bible on large paper. given to understand, that copies on large paper are far more rare than copies on vellum, which indeed may be presumed from the one substance being of a far more perishable nature than the other. At the Pinelli sale, the first volume only VOL. II,


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of this Bible, on common paper, sold for thirty pounds.

The following list of Fust's Publications may, I believe, be depended upon as accurate :

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The Bible (in the Mazarine library) about the year 1450 Letters of Indulgence from Pope Nicholas V, 1454 Psalmorum Codex,

1457 Durandi Rationale Divin. Officiorum,

• 1459 Psalmorum Codex

1459 Catholicon,

1460 Constitutiones Clementis, V.

1460 The Latin Bible,

1462 The German Bible,

1462 Another edition of the German Bible, probably about 1465 Tully's Offices

1465 Liber Sextus Decretalium Bonifacii VIII.

1465 Tully's Offices,


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IN my account of books on Rural Sports, I lamented the loss of “ The English Huswife.'' Vol. 11. p. 244. In a copy of one of Markham's Works in Sion College library it makes a part of the volume. The general title of the book is “ A Way to get Wealth, containing six principal Creations or Callings, in which every good Husband or House-wive may lawfully imploy themselves." This is the 14th edition, dated 1683, in 4to. One of these “ Vocations" is “ The English House-wife, containing the inward and outward Vertues which ought to be in a compleat Woman. As her Skill in Physick, Chirurgery, Cookery,” &c. nearly in the words of the title already given. This is the 9th edition of that part of the volume. In p. 44 is the following receipt to make Oyl of Swallows.

“ To make Oyl of Swallows, take Lavender, cotten, Spike-kuot-grass, Ribwort, Palm, Vale. rian, Rosemary tops, Woodbine tops, Vine strings, French Mallows, the tops of Alecost, Strawberry strings, Tutsan, Plantane, Walnut Tree: leaves, the tops of young Beets, Isop, Violet leaves, Sage of Vertue, fine Roman Wormwood, of each of them a handful, Camomiles, and red Roses, of each two handfuls, twenty quick. Swallaws, and beat them together in a mortar, and put to 72

then upon

them a quart of Neats-foot oyl, or May butter, and grind them all well together, &c. &c. &c. This Qyl is exceeding soveraigo' for any broken bones, bones out of joynt, or any pain or grief either in the bones or sinews."

This work is dedicated to “ The Right Honourable and most excellent Lady Frances, Countess Dowager of Exeter, urii

Among many other curious remedies are the following:“ To preserve your body from the infection of the Plague," a drink is proposed, made of old Ale, Mithridate, &c. of which,

every morning fasting, take 5 spoonfuls, and after bite and chaw in your mouth the dried root of Angelica, or smell on'a nosegay made of the tasselld end of a ship-rope, and they will surely preserve you from infection.”

“ To take away deafness, take a gray Eel with a white belly, and put her into a sweet earthen pot, quick, and stop the pot very close with an earthen cover, or some such hard'substance; then dig a deep hole in a horse-dungbil, and set it therein, and cover it with the dung, and so let it remain for a fortnight, and then take it out, and clear out the oyl which will come of it, and drop it into the imperfect ear, or both, if both be imperfect.”

" If you would not be drunk, take the powder of Betony and Coleworts mixt together, and eat it every morning fasting, as much as will lye

upon a sixpence, and it will preserve a man froni drunkenness,"

100 " For the Flụx take Staggs pizzel dryed and grated, and give it in a drink,”. &c. 3". :· The qualifications of a Cook are thus de scribed : “First, she must be cleanly, both in body and garments; she must have a quick eye; a curious nose, a perfect taste, and ready ear; (she must not be butter-fingred, sweet toothed, nor faint hearted) for the first will let every thing fall; the second will consume what it should encrease; and the last will lose time with too much niceness." If you will roast any venison, after


have washied it, and cleansed all the blood from it, you shall stick it with cloves all over on the outside, and if it be lean, you shall lard it, either with mutton lard, or pork lard, but inutton is the best: then spit it, and rost it by a soaking fire, then take vinegar, bread crums, and some of the gravy which comes from the venison, and boýl them well in a dish; then season it with sugar, cinnamon, ginger and salt, and serve the venison forth apon the sawce when it is rosted enough."

Besides the above, the following books on Husbandry, &c are in Sion College library.

1. " Maisox RUSTIQUE; or, the Country Farme. Compyled in the French Tongue, by Charles Stevens and John Liebault, Doctors of Physicke, and translated into English, by Richard



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