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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, gothic 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 verso) Ludovicus Mondellus Mercathelli domino, etc.


Octaviano Ubaldino (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, JBlack Letter, old calf, £3 38

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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
Et decus omnipotis et cleri commoditatem
Communesqu: rei pressura novella magistro
Artis pessiue deluxit bartholomeo
Gothan. preuigili studio correcta caducis
Impolluta notis. blandissima visibus, apta
Non abnoxa poscente metropolitana.
Magdeburgensi primatu digne corusca
Inter germanos. regnis fultos duodenis
In quis pregraditur. romano presule dante
Ob pacis merita. Prius instigante benigne
Imperio domini petri maletoris ibidem
Tamati. quorum centena fauare magister
Quinque modo dictus missalia duxit a unguem
Cui lucus brandis operam dedit arte preclarus
De cuius manibus apicum defluxerat amnis
Anno millens domini simul octuageno
Centenoque quater. desit sibi tartanus ater.

(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, goibic 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, 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 tardes, 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 tle 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 offices 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 Evonymvs, 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 MORWYNG, 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 16s 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 63

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.

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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, 8

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 VISION OF PIERCE PLOWMAN, 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 bookplate, £6 10s 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
Et Cupis ex paruo discene multa libro
Chalcographi Rastel studiosos rosce labores
Et librum assidue per lege doctus Eris.

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.



1108 ROSSETTI (Dante Gabriel) The Poetical Works, edited with preface by WILLIAM

M. ROSSETTI. 1891. 8vo, etched portrait of D. G. Rossetti, fine copy in cloth, from the


1109 RECORDE (Robert) THE CASTLE OF KNOWLEDGE, containing the
Explication of the Sphere bothe Celestiall and Materiall, and divers other thinges
incident thereto, with sundry pleasant proofes and certaine newe demonstrations not
written before in any vulgare woorks. Imprinted at London by Reginald Wolf, Anno
Domini 1556. Small folio, very fine woodcut title and other engravings, fine, sound, and
clean copy in the original calf, from the Earl of Ashburnham's Library, £10 108
"Recorde was no common man. His Castle of Knowledge is a treatise on Astronomy, Theoretical
and Practical, and in this work he shows himself as much a Copernican as any reasonable man
could well be at the time."-PROF. DE MORGAN.

1110 RAMUS (Petrus) The Three Partes of Commentaries, containing the whole and

perfect discourse of the CIVILL WARRES OF FRAUNCE, under the raignes of Henry the

Second, Frances the Second, and of Charles the Ninth, WITH AN ADDITION OF THE CRUEL


of August, anno 1572, translated out of Latine into English by Thomas Timme, Minister.

Imprinted at London by Francis Coldock, 1574.-The Fourth Part of Comentaries of the

Civil Warres in Fraunce and of the lowe countrie of Flaunders; translated out of Latine

into English by Thomas Tymme, Minister. Imprinted at London by Henrie Binneman

for Humfrey Toy, Anno 1576. In 1 vol, 4to, black letter, original calf, centre gill

ornament, paned sides, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, £7 78

A most interesting work. The addition, or as it is called "The Tenth Book," contains an account

of the sanguinary outrages on St. Bartholomew's Day, including the assassination of the autho

himself, Peter Ramus. The work, which in the original Latin consists of nine books, has bee

by some attributed to John de Serres, and by others to Francis Hotoman.

1111 RECUEIL DE LA DIVERSITÉ DES HABITS, qui sont de present en usage

tant espays d'Europe, Asie Affrique & Isles Sauvages, Le tout fait apres le nature

(woodcut). A Paris, Pat Francois des prez demourant Rue de Montorgueil, au bon Pasteur,

1567. (Avec privilege du Roy), 8vo, woodcut title and ONE HUNDRED AND


enlayed and margined in black ink, AUTOGRAPH OF GABRIEL HARVEY (the

Elizabethan writer) on title and verso of last plate, morocco extra, gilt edges, from the

Ashburnham Library, £8 88

AN EXTREMELY FINE WORK; it is dedicated (2 l.) to Henry of Navarre by FRANCOYS DESERPG
(sic for Desprey).
PREMIER LIVRE DE LA TABLE RONDE Le que traicte de plusieurs matieres
GALAAD, BOORS, ET PERCEUAL Qui est le dernier livre de la table ronde. Nouvellement
imprime a Paris. On les vend a Paris par Philippe le Noir Libraire & Relieur iure en
luniversite de Paris Demourant en la rue Sainct Jacques a leuseyne de la roze blanche
(Folio 114 recto) Cy fine le derrenier Volume de la queste du sainct
greaal faisant mention de plusieurs merueilleuses adventures faictes et mises a
fin par les campaignons de la table ronde et principallement de par Galaad fil
de Lancelot du lac, qui este la derreniere branche de cestey livre venue et yssue de la
semence de Josep darimathie. Nouvellement imprime a Paris par Phelippe le Noir
libraire et relieur iure en Luniversite de Paris demourant en la grant rue Sainct Jaques a
lenseigne de la Rose blanche couronnee. Et fait acheue le XXIIII iour Doctobre.
(Folio 114 verso, large woodcut device of Michel le Noir). Folio, 2 vols in one, Gothic
Letter, 2 columns of 45 lines to a page, WOODCUT TITLE AND EIGHTEEN
FULL-PAGE AND SMALLER WOODCUTS, woodcut initials, black morocco, from
the Library of WILLIAM MORRIS, with bookplate, AN EXTREMELY RARE EDITION, £80

1113 SANDYS (George) OVID'S METAMORPHOSIS ENGLISHED. London, printed by J.

F., for A. Roper, R. Thomlins, and G. Sawbridge, 1669. 12mo, original calf, from the


A fine copy of a rare edition.

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London, printed by Robert Ibbitson, and are to bee sold by Francis Grove, neer the Sarazen'shead, on Snow Hill, without Newgate, 1656. Small folio, black letter, cut on title of Shepherd and Sheep, and full-page cut on verso, innumerable large and small cuts of a spirited character throughout the book, green morocco, gilt edges, A MOST INTERESTING VOLUME, from the LIBRARY OF WILLIAM MORRIS, with his bookplate, £16 168 115 SANCT GELAIS (Mons Octovien de) and Andre de la Vigne.-LE VERGIER D'HONNEUR nouvellement imprime a Paris, DE LENTRE PRINSE & VOYAGE DE NAPLES, AUQUEL EST COMPRINO COMMENT LE ROY CHARLES LUYTIESME, de ce nom a baniere desployee passa & rapassa de journee en cournee depuis Lyon, iusques Ensemble a Naples, & de Naples iusques a Lyon plusieurs aultres choses facetes. 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, gotbic 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

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116 TACITUS.—GREENWEY (RICHARD) THE ANNALES OF CORNELIUS TACITUS, THE DESCRIPTION OF GERMANIE. 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 28

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 THE 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 writtonne in the Greke tongue, oute of the whyche thys boke was sometyme translated into Latin by Laurence Valle, and afterwards brought into the Frenche tongue by the Lorde Claudius of Seiffell and beying translated into the Englishe is fynally published and brought into lyghte to the proffitt and edefication and newly imprinted in the citye of London, in the fourth yeare of his majestie's most prosperous reign (J. Waylande, 1550). Folio, black letter, 50 lines to a page, toth catchwords and headlines, fine woodcut title, old stamped leather, rebacked, a fine copy (a little wormed), £12 128


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