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1093 MARCUS AURELIUS.-BERNERS (LORD) THE GOLDEN BOKE OF MARCUS AURELIUS, EMPEROUR AND ELEQUENT ORATOUR. Londin AN. MD.LIII., Imprinted London in Flete-strete, in the House of Thomas Berthelet, cum privelegio ad imprisnendum solum (1554). 12mo, gotbic letter, 29 lines to a page, woodcut title with border (title mounted and last leat damaged, wants X 8), half calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £3 108
1094 MARIUS (Folio 1 verso) Ludovicus Mondellus Mercathelli domino, etc.
AD RELIGIOSISSEMU PATREM.
(Folio 4 recto) MARII PHILELSI LODOVICUM MODELLUM mediolanensem ex seraphico minorum ordine PRÆFATIO IN NOVUM EPISTOLARIU (last leaf recto). Impressum Mediolani per magistrum Uldericum scingenzeller allamanum anno domini MCCCCLXXXVII (1487). Quarto, Roman letter, 37 lines to a page, half vellum,£1 108 1095 MARTIN (Thomas) A TRAICTISE DECLARYNG AND PLAINLY PROVING THAT THE PRETENDED MARRIAGE OF PRIESTS AND PROFESSED PERSONS IS NO MARRIAGE, but altogether unlawful, and in all ages and all countries of Christendom bothe forbidden and also punyshed, etc. Excusum Londini in ædibus Roberti Caly Typographi, mense Maii Anno 1554. Small 4to, Black Letter, old calf, £3 38
1096 MISSALE MAGDEBURGENSE.-(Folio 1 recto,): BONU COMUNE PUATO PFERENDU EST. IMMO QUTO COMMUNIUS IPM (&c.), (followed by Table of Contents, &c.), (Folio 7 verso, Kalendar), (Folio 8, recto), REGISTRUM QUINTERNOVUM (Folio 9, recto), DOMINICA PRIMA IN ADVENTU DNI, (Folio 149, recto) Gloria in Excelsis Deo, et in terra pax hominibus (etc.), (Folio 153, recto) Te igitur clementissime (&c., Canon ends on Folio 158, verso.) (Folio 281, verso, in red.)
Ad summi laudem perfecta caractere divo
(Lubeck, Bartholomew Ghotan & Lucas Brandis), 1480. Folio, FIRST EDITION, VERY FINE MISSAL CHARACTERS, printed in red and black, two columns of 37 lines to a page; Canon one column of 20 lines to a page; rubricated, (a few blank margins repaired), original stamped leather, rebacked, with clasps, FROM THE LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £40
The VERY RARE FIRST EDITION of the Magdeburg Missal, of which Mr. Weale notes only six perfect copies. The present is a FINE and PERFECT one.
1097 MISSALE SECUNDUM CONSUETUDINEM ROMANÆ CURIE. Impressum Venetiis arte et impensis Nicholai de Franckfordia, Anno Domini MCCCCLXXXIIII (1484). Small 8vo, gothic letter, beautifully printed in red and black, with pen initials in blue, double columns of 31 lines to a page, WITH MUSICAL NOTATIONS, AND A FINE OUTLINE WOODCUT OF THE CRUCIFIXION before the Canon, old blue morocco extra, gilt back
and sides, and gilt edges, fine copy, from the Library of Maurice Johnson, of Spalding, £10 10s
[Collation Movable Feasts, I leaf. Calendar, 6 leaves. Sigs. A to Y in eights, and Sigs. 1 to 15 in eights. The first and last leaves were blanks.]
A very scarce edition; no copy in the British Museum, nor is it mentioned in Brunet. 1097a MISSALE SECUNDUM USUM MONTENSEM, Manuscript WRITTEN BY A FLEMISH SCRIBE, in red and brou nish black ink, ON 198 LEAVES OF VELLUM, in lettres bâ tar des, double columns of 36 lines to a page. AN ELABORATE ILLUMINated border, iN GOLD AND COLOURS (somewhat rubbed) on the first page, and ANOTHER TO THE CANON of the MASS, FOURTEEN ILLUMINATED MINIATURE INITIALS, numerous painted ornamental initials, in red and blue (4 leaves are missing). (Circa 1460.) Folio, half red morocco, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, £25
The miniatures in this volume are very attractive, and are of high artistic merit; some containing quite a number of figures.
Among the offi es are those of S. Aldegard, S. Waldetrud, S. Sotheris, S. Arnulph, and S. Lambert. 1098 MONSTRELET (Euguerran de) Volume Premier des Chroniques. contenants les cruelles Guerres civilles entre les maisons d'Orleans & de Bourgongue. a Paris, chez Pierre l'Huillier, sue Sainct Jaques a l'Olivier, 1572.-Volume 2, Paris, 1572.-Vol. 3, Paris, 1572.-3 vols in 1, folio, old calf, a prize copy, with College Arms on side, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bockpla'e, £4 48 1098a MORRIS (William) The TALE OF KING CONSTANS THE EMPEROR-A Tale over the Sea. Kelmscott Press, 1894. 12mo, BEAUTIFULLY PRINTED, WITH ENGRAVED BORDERS AND TITLE PAGES, BY WILLIAM MORRIS AT THE KELMSCOTT PRESS, gothic letter, original half boards, as published, £2 2s
10986 MORRIS (William) A DREAM OF JOHN BALL, and a King's Lesson. 1888. FIRST EDITION, with an illustration, by EDWARD BOURNE JONES, 12mo, cloth, uncut, 10s 6d 1099 MORWYNG (Peter) The Treasure of Evonymys, CONTEYNINGE THE WONDERFULL HID SECRETES OF NATURE, TOUCHING THE MOST APTE FORMES TO PREPARE AND DESTYL MEDICINES, FOR THE CONSERVATION OF HELTH, AS QUINTESSENCE, AUTUM POTABILE, HIPPOCRAS, AROMATICAL WYNES, BALMES, OYLES, PERFUMES, GARNISHING WATERS, AND OTHER MANIFOLD EXCELLENT CONFECTIONS; WHEREUNTO ARE JOYNED THE FORMES OF SONDRY APT FURNACES AND VESSELS REQUIRED IN THIS ART, translated (with great diligence and laboure) out of Latin, by PETER MORWYN G, Fellow of Magdalene Colleadge in Oxford. Imprinted at London by John Daie, dwelling over Aldergate, beneath Saint Martines, 1559 Black Letter. NUMEROUS SPIRITED CUTS OF HERBS, FLOWERS, DISTILLING APPLIANCES, etc., etc., small 4to, fine copy in old calf, some MS. notes in a contemporary hand on margins, £6 168 6d 1100 NORTH (Thomas) THE DIAL OF PRINCES, compiled by the Reverend Father in God, DON ANTONY OF GUEVARA, Bishop of Guader, Preacher and Chronicler of Charles the Sixt, late of that name Emperour, Englished out of the French. Richarde To. Hill, 1582. 4to, engraved title, sprinkled calf, paned sides, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £6 6s
1101 ORDO SEPTEM ECCLESIASTICORUM GRADUUM ET IN Gradibus Ordinandi set ante omnia decum faciendi. ILLUMINATED MANUSCRIPT on vellum by an ITALIAN SCRIBE, written cn 226 leaves, in red and black, in large MISSAL characters, 15 lines to page, with small square shape Musical Notation, FIFTY-ONE FINELY PAINTED ornamental floriated initials, and innumerable pen letters (three of the initials are HISTORIATED). Circa 1320. 4to, original oak boards, covered with stained leather, rebacked, with long strap clasps, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £40 An Ordination Book of the City of Rome, by an Italian Scribe. It includes the Blessing of the Emperor and Empress, Ordination of the Pope, Burial of the Clergy of the Roman Fraternity, etc. This curious MS. is somewhat difficult to describe. The illuminated letters are severe and the colours subdued in appearance, occasioned perhaps by the utter absence of gold in their illumination. The first page is principally taken up with a large "Orems," the relative size of letters being-OREMS-the O is a painted initial, the others pen letters in red and blue. The effect is more curious perhaps than pleasing, and these terms apply to the MS. generally. Italian MSS. of this character are unquestionably very rare. A MS. description of the book in the handwriting of William Morris, signed W. M., is inserted.
1102 OXFORD.-Bɔase (Rev. CHARLES WILLIAM, M.A.) Registrum Collegii Exoniensis, Register of the Rectors, Fellows, and other Members on the Foundation of EXETER COLLEGE, Oxford, with a History of the College, and Illustrative Documents. Oxford, 1894. 8vo, cloth, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, S
1103 PAULUS DE SANCTA MARIA.-(Folio 1, recto) Incipit dialogus qui vocatur SCRUTINIUM SCRIPTURARUM. Compocitus per RIVERENDUM PATREM DOMINUM PAULUM DE SANCTA MARIA Magistrum in Theologia, Epm Burgem archicancellarium serenissimi principis dui regis castelle et legiones quem composuit post additiones positas ad postillam Nicolai de Lyra. Anno domini Mccccxxxiii, etatis sue anno lxxxi, (Folio 216, verso) Nor et gloria in secula seculorum anen, Deo gratias. (Sine ulla nota. sed Strasburg, John Mentelin, c. 1471.) Folio, gotbic letter, 39 lines to a page, rubricated, fine illuminated initials in red and blue, original stamped leather, damaged, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £6 Cs
The book is exactly the same type as Mentelin's Artesarus and Albertus Magnus, and the same also as Aristotle, but not leaded; the capitals are the same as in the De Arte Predicandi. It may therefore be considered as without doubt a specimen of Mentelin's printing. 1104 PIERCE PLOWMAN. THE OF
IMPRINTED AFTER THE AUTHOR'S OLDE COPY, with a brefe summary of the principall Matters set before every part, called Passus, whereunto is also annexed the Crede of Pierce Plowman, never imprinted with the look before. Imprynted at London, by Owen Rogers, dwelling neare unto Great Saint Bartelmewes Gate, at the Sygne of the Spred Egle, 1561. GENUINE, UNDOCTORED COPY, bound in part of a leaf from a vellum choir book, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his lookplate, £6 108 This curious poem is usually ascribed to Robert Langland or Longland, who flourished in the early part of the XIVth century; but the authorship may perhaps be regarded as still an open question. It is one of the most remarkable productions of the age (1362-80), and in importance and interest and merit of execution ranks second only to Chaucer for the picture it presents of England in the middle ages. While Chaucer's language is that of the Court and upper classes, Piers Plowman uses the tongue of the common people, and is very valuable on that account. "This work is a very curious and masterly production, and appears to have been composed in or soon after the year 1362. It is a kind of religious allegorical satire, in which Pierce the Floughman, the principal personage, seems to be intended for the pattern of Christian perfection, if not occasionally for Jesus Christ himself. The mode of versification adopted by this writer is originally Gothic, and it is to be conjectured to have been a favourite poetic style with the common people down to a late period. The author of this poem became popular about the time of the Reformation, from his having lashed the vices of the clergy, both regular and secular, with a just severity, and foretold, as was thought, the destruction of the monasteries by Henry VIII."-Vide Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica, in which it is marked at £14 148. This copy does not contain the Crede as mentioned on title.
1105 PROCOPIUS.-DE BELLO PERSICO (Folio 1, verso) RAPHAEL VOLATERRANUS MARIO FRATRI SALUTEM. (Folio 90, verso) Impressum Romæ per Magistrum Eucharium Silber alias Franck, Anno Salutis, 1509. Folio, Roman Letter, 34 lines to a page, with sidenotes, WOODCUT INITIALS, mo.tled calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £2 28 1106 RASTELL (John) LIBER ASSISARUM ET PLACITORUM CORONÆ. . foeliciter explicit
Si ivuat Anglorum reverendas discereleges
S.A. (circa 1514). Folio, black and gothic letters, in three sizes, Rastell's devices on title enclosed by four strips of ornament, A FINE SPECIMEN OF THIS CELEBRATED PRINTER'S WORK; old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £8 88 Prefixed is a table, with an English Prologue by John Rastell. This valuable work, according to Dr. Dibdin, is in Norman or Low French, and contains the Assizes and Pleas of the Crown for the whole reign of King Edward III.
1107 ROSSETTI (W. M.) Fine ART, Chiefly Contemporary: Notices reprinted, with Revisions. 1867. FIRST EDITION, 8vo, PRESENTATION COPY FROM WILLIAM MICHAEL ROSSETTI TO WILLIAM MORRIS, WITH AUTOGRAPH INSCRIPTION" FROM THE AUTHOR" on fly-leaf, cloth, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, £1 108
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. (1522). 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 preclarum feliciter finit. Impressum Parisii, anno domini MCCCCXCV . 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 NEIS. MANUSCRIPT, FINELY WRITTEN ON 206 LEAVES OF VELLUM BY AN ITALIAN SCRIBE, Gotbic Letter, long lines, 31 to a page. At the beginning of the GEORGICS IS A FINE PAINTING OF A MAN PLOUGHING WITH TWO OXEN, WITH AN ILLUMINATED MARGINAL DECORATION ΟΙ FLOWERS AND SCROLLS IN GOLD AND COLOURS; at the beginning of the ENEID IS A SIMILAR FINE PAINTING BUT MORE ELABORATE, INTRODUCING THE BURNING OF TROY, ENEAS ON HORSEBACK; also a painting of ▲ 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 × 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 Eneid 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, 1868. 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
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 copperplates.
II. Of the ORDERING OF SINGING BIRDS.
III. OF FALCONRY. By John Ray.
A. C., for John Martyn, 1678. Folio, 80 copperplates, old calf, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £2 28
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