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marked at 100 livres; but at the sale of the Duke de Valliere's library it produced only 40 livres.
" BIBLIA SACRA LATINA.
Moguntiæ, per Johannem Fust et Petrum Schoyffer de Gernsheim, anno incarnacionis Dominicæ 1462." 2 vol. in Fol.
Impress. in Vembranis.
The following memoranda of this most valuable book are taken from the beautiful copy on vellum, which enriches the Cracherode Collection.
“All things considered, and having duly weighd the opinions of different Pibliographers, I ain inclined to conclude that the Bible (Schelhans) with 36 lines was the 1s printed about 1459, during the partnership of Gutemberg & Fust, that with 42 lines (the Vazarine) abt the year 1456, by Fust and Schoeffer after their separation from Gutenberg in 1455.
Boch the Bibles, I think, are clerely aterior to 1460, the letter of the Vazarine is most like the Psalter of 1457, to which ľust has put his name (vid. Bibliotheca lloguntina à l'ordiwein, 410. 1783, p. 201) therefore 'tis probable this Bible came from the same press with the Psalter (let the sinaller letter of the Psalier be examined) now it is improbablc thàt Fu:t would have
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 laris 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 accused of magic, is probably all a fable, unless it should appear that he had been at Paris several years before 1466."
In the superb copy of this Bible in the Cracherode Collection, is the following noté, 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 Hoym, 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 oaly is on Vellum, and the Bible on large paper. Tam given to understand, that copies on large paper are far more rare than copies on vellum, which indeed
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,
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 :
The Bible (in the Mazarine library) about the
1457 Durandi Rationale Divin. Officiorum,
1459 Psalmorum Codex
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,
THE ENGLISH HUSWIFE.
IN my account of books on Rural Sports, I lamented the loss of “ The English Huswife.' Vol. nl 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 im. ploy themselves.”..,: This is the 14th edition, dated 1683, in 4to. One of these s Vocations" is “ The English House-wife, containing the in. ward 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. 4+ is the following receipt to make Oyl of Swallows.
“ To make Oyl of Swallows, take Lavendercotten, Spike-knot-grass, Ribwort, lal., 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, tine Roman Wormwood, of each of them a handful, Camomiles, and red Roses, of each two handfuls, twenty quick Swallows, and beat them together in a mortar, and put to 2 2
them' a quart of Neats-foot oyl, or May butter, and grind them all well together, &c. &c. &c. This Oyl is exceeding soveraign 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 Ho. nourable and most excellent Lady Frances, Countess Dowager of Exeter."
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-dunghil, 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