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543. RODE (HELGE). Solsagn, 1904; Kampene I Stefan Borgs Hjem, 1901; Morbus Tellermann, 1907, and others. 12 vols. 12mo, wrappers, uncut. Kobenhavn, v. d.

With autograph inscription by the author in each volume, accompanied in nearly every instance by a translation of the inscription.

544. ROGERS (SAMUEL). Poems. With the Turner vignettes. Svo, full morocco, gilt edges (pp. foxed). London, 1834




Poems. Vignettes. 18mo, cloth, uncut (cover worn).


London, 1839

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William Cullen Bryant's copy, autographed with his initials.

547. Recollections of the Table-Talk of. To which is added, Personiana. Edited by the late Alexander Dyce. Portrait on India paper. 8vo, boards, paper label, uncut (back broken). New Southgate, 1887


548. ROMANCE OF CHIVALRY. The History of the Valiant Knight Arthur of Little Britain. Translated by John Bourchier, Lord Berners. Frontispiece and 24 colored plates engraved by Heath from illuminated drawings in an old manuscript. 4to, full green levant morocco, gilt back, gilt fillet borders on sides, gilt edges. London, 1814

A CHOICE COPY. With bookplate of Brayton Ives.

549. ROME. Collection of 13 photographic views of the City of Rome. Oblong 4to, in half morocco box, book fashion (cover loose). N. p., n. d.

550. ROMANÆ HISTORIE Anthologia recognita et Aucta. An English Exposition of the Roman Antiquities. Newly revised and enlarged by the Author. Title within elaborate border, colored by hand. Small 4to, half brown morocco. London, 1655

551. ROSCOE (THOMAS). History of Painting in Italy, from the Period of the revival of the Fine Arts, etc. Frontispieces. 3 vols. 12mo, cloth (loose in covers). London, 1847

552. ROSSETTI (DANTE GABRIEL). Poems. 8vo, original decorated cloth, uncut. London, 1870



A. L. s. to "My dear Marston." [Philip Bourke.] 11 pages, 8vo. Aldrich Lodge, Bognor, 10th April, 1876.

A long and interesting letter.

554. ROSSI (GIO. GIACOMO DE). Disegni di vari Altari e Cappelle nelle Chiese di Roma con le loro fianchi piante e misure de piv celebri Architetti. Engraved title and 49 fine plates of altars, all brilliant impressions. Folio, old sheep (broken, library stamp on back of plates). Rome, n. d.

555. ROUSSEAU (J. J.). Eloisa: or, A Series of Original Letters Collected and published by J. J. Rousseau. Translated from the French. Engraved frontispieces by Isaac Taylor after Gravelot. 4 vols. 12mo, new sprinkled calf, gilt backs, canary edges. London: Printed for T. Becket, 1776

Fine copy.

556. ROWE (NICHOLAS). Plays. General titles in red and black, separate titles (also in red and black), pagination and signatures to each of the 8 plays, frontispiece to each play. 2 vols. 12mo, contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt backs (joints weak).

London: J. and R. Tonson and H. Lintol, 1736 (all but the last 3 of the separate titles are dated 1735)

Vol. 2 contains The Tragedy of Jane Shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespeare's style, London, B. Lintott, 1736. With the fine contemporary armorial bookplate of Fettiplace Nott of the Middle Temple. 557. RUDOLPH (Archduke of Austria). Voyage en Orient par l'Archidue Rodolph d'Autriche. Traduit de l'Allemand. Illustrations d-après les dessins originaux de Franz von Pausinger, eaux-fortes de J. Klaus, bois gravés par F. W. Bader. Portraits and plates. Folio cloth.

Vienne, Imprimerie Ile et Rle de la Cour et de l'Etat, 1885 558. [RUGGLES (GEORGE).] Ignoramus. Comœdia coram Regia Maiestate Iacobi Regis Angliæ, &c. Engraved frontispiece representing Ignoramus as a lawyer (cut close at bottom and small tear on side), printer's device on title. 12mo, old russia gilt, marbled edges. London: Impensis I. G. 1630

THE RARE FIRST EDITION of a play acted at Cambridge in 1614 before James I, who so admired it that in spite of its length he sat its performance out twice. It aroused much resentment among lawyers and was finally stopped by the Lord Chancellor. Good copy.

559. RUSKIN (JOHN). Modern Painters. Numerous illustrations on steel and wood. 5 vols. royal 8vo, cloth, gilt tops, unLondon, 1851-1860


Vols. 3-6 are FIRST EDITIONS.

560. Poems. Edited by W. G. Collingwood. Facsimiles of MSS. and illustrations by the author. 2 vols. 4to, half vellum,


London, 1891

Limited edition, on Hand-made paper, with India proof illustrations. 561. Modern Painters, 5 vols. N. Y., n. d.; The Renaissance (Pater), London, 1890; History of Latin Literature (Schmitz), N. Y., n. d.; and others. Together 11 vols. 12mo, cloth.

562. SALMIGONDIS CONTES de Toutes Les Couleurs (Le). Illustrations. 12 vols. in six, 8vo, half red morocco (a little rubbed). Paris, 1832-33

563. [SCOTT (THOMAS, English Minister at Utrecht)]. A Tongue Combat, lately happening betweene two English Souldiers in the Tilt-boat of Gravesend (named respectively Red Scarfe and Tawny-Scarfe). Small 4to, old calf, worn, rebacked. Printed at London, 1623

A rare tract, containing many quaint phrases current among the common people at the time. Fine copy.

564. SCOTT (SIR WALTER). Life. By John Gibson Lockhart. Portraits and other illustrations. 10 vols. 8vo, half autumnleaf morocco, gilt backs, monogram on side, gilt tops.

Edinburgh: T. and A. Constable, 1902-03

The Edinburgh Edition, limited.

565. SELDEN (JOHN). The Historie of Tithes. That is, The Practice of Payment of them. The Positive Laws made for them. The Opinions touching the Right of them. A Review of it is also annext, which both Confirmes it and directs in the Use of it. By I. Selden. Small 4to, contemporary calf.

N. p., 1618

THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, suppressed immediately after publication because it had aroused the apprehension of the Bishops and they had caused the intervention of the King. There was a reprint made in 1680, with the old date, but the title is printed entirely in black and among other differences is the spelling "Tythes" on the title.

566. SHAKESPEARE (WILLIAM). The History of Timon of Athens, the Man-Hater. As it is Acted by Her Majesty's Servants. Made into a Play by Tho. Shadwell. Paper age-discolored at beginning. Small 8vo, modern half sheep.


London: H. Hills, n. d. [before 1714]

567. Shakespeare restored; or, a Specimen of the Many Errors, as well Committed, as Unamended, by Mr. Pope In his Late Edition of this Poet. 4to, half green morocco, gilt top, uncut. London, 1726

FIRST EDITION. This is a rare volume, and valuable for the text of "Hamlet." It is the first scholarly attempt to form a text from a collation of the First Folio with the Second Quarto, and Theobald's text, with further embellishments by Sir Thomas Hanmer, Edward Capell and the Cambridge Editors of 1866, is now generally adopted."


The London Prodigal. A Comedy. By Mr. William Shakespear. Frontispiece by Fourdrinier. 12mo, modern cloth. London: J. Touson, &c., 1734

RARE. It is curious to note that the signatures jump from A to E and the pagination from p. 24 to p. 97, though the texts reads on correctly. Fine copy.

569.Measure for Measure. Engraved frontispiece by Du Guernier. Small 8vo, modern half sheep. London: J. Tonson, 1734.

RARE. Contains Chetwood's interesting advertisement concerning pirated editions of Shakespeare's Plays by R. Walker and his accomplices. Fine copy.

570. The Second Part of Henry IV. Containing his Death: and the Coronation of King Henry V. Engraved frontispiece; small 8vo, modern half sheep. London: J. Touson, &c., 1734

RARE. On the back of the title is the interesting advertisement by W. Chetwood, Prompter to His Majesty's Company of Commedians at the Theatre-Royal in Drury Lane, relating to pirated editions of Shakespeare's Plays, published by R. Walker and his accomplices. Fine copy. 571. Works. Collated with the Oldest Copies, and Corrected With Notes, Explanatory, and Critical. By Mr. Theobald. Illustrated with engraved portrait of Shakespeare by Vander Gucht,

and numerous plates by Vander Gucht and Gravelot. 8 vols., 12mo, crushed olive levant morocco, line tooled, gilt edges, by Macdonald. A SPLENDID SET OF THIS ESTEEMED EDITION. London, 1740

572. Works. In Six Volumes. Carefully Revised and Corrected by the former Editions. (By Sir T. Hanmer, with Pope's Preface and Rowe's Life.). With portrait. 6 vols., 8vo, old French mottled calf gilt, gilt edges. London: J. and P. Knapton, and others, 1745 From the celebrated Bibliotheca Lamoniana, with library label in each volume.

573. The Historical Tragedy of Macbeth (written originally by Shakespear). Newly adapted to the Stage, With Alterations, as performed at the Theatre in Edinburgh (by J. Lee). Title in red and black with "Edward Salmon prompter" written upon it and a number of stage directions, corrections and alterations apparently by the same hand, interleaved throughout. 8vo, contemporary calf gilt (worn and joints weak).

Edinburgh: W. Cheyne, 1753

574. Heath (Benjamin). A Revisal of Shakespear's Text wherein The Alterations introduced into it by the more modern Editors and Critics are particularly considered. Tall 8vo, crushed brown levant morocco, line tooled, gilt top, uncut, by The French Binders. London, 1765 A FINE AND VERY TALL COPY OF THIS SCARCE BOOK, measuring 5 x 8% inches.

575. The Life of King Henry V. as it is acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane, and Covent Garden. Engraved frontispiece, woodcut vignette portrait of Shakespeare on title. Small 8vo, old paper boards, rebacked.

London: H. Woodfall and others, 1769 RARE. At the end is the interesting list of Plays, 12mo, 6d each, including a number by Shakespeare and including "Henry V. by A. Hill, Esq.' Fine copy, with bookplate of Sir T. Preston, Bart.

576. Poems Written by Shakespear (With Life). Engraved title with medallion portrait, and plate, 8vo, old half calf. London: J. Bell and C. Etherington, 1774

Forms the 9th volume of the first edition of Bell's Shakespeare, the worst ever published but which met with greater success than any of its predecessors, no fewer than 8,000 copies being sold in one week.

577. With the Notes and Illustrations of various commentators. To which are added, Remarks by the Editor. 2 vols.,. thick 8vo, contemporary straight-grained blue morocco gilt, pink silk linings, gilt edges. Dublin: Z. Jackson, for A. Grueber, 1793

RARE. Apparently the earliest edition of these plays printed in Ireland. Lowndes only mentions King Lear. Fine copy.


A Collection of 95 finely engraved plates, after Sir William Hamilton, Smirke, Northcote, and others. Elephant folio, old russia (worn). London, 1796



The Plays of Shakespeare. Accurately printed from the text of the corrected copies left by the late George Steevens and Edmund Malone .. by Alexander Chalmers. Illustrated with portrait and many beautiful plates. 8 vols. tall 8vo, full crushed blue levant morocco, line tooling on backs and sides, gilt tops, uncut. London, 1823



The Merchant of Venice, presented at the Lyceum Theatre, under the management of Mr. Henry Irving, on Saturday, November 1st, 1879. One Hundredth Performance, Saturday, February 14, 1880. 8vo, white vellum gilt, gilt edges.

London: Chiswick Press, 1880

This text of the Merchant of Venice was privately printed at the Chiswick Press and presented by Irving to his guests at the supper held at the Lyceum, 14 Feb., 1880, to commemorate the 100th performance of the play. Accompanied by the play-bill for the evening (fore-edge of ornamental border shaved). Clement Scott's copy with his bookplate, and, loosely inserted, the original invitation form, and a copy of the Bill of Fare for the supper, the latter with the guest's name torn off.

581. Comedies, Histories, & Tragedies. Being a Reproduction in Facsimile of the First Folio Edition, 1623. From the Chatsworth copy in the possession of the Duke of Devonshire. Folio, boards, uncut. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1902 Limited Edition. Fine copy. Accompanying the volume are "The Census of Copies" and "Notes & Additions to the Census of Copies,” by Sidney Lee. This latter piece contains revisions up to 1906.


Pollard (Alfred W.). Shakespeare Folios and Quartos. A Study in the Bibliography of Shakespeare's Plays. 1594-1685. With 37 illustrations. Folio, half holland, uncut. Fine copy, with the leaf of errata. London, 1909

583. Manuscript. "The Offices of England, collected in Anno 1608." Folio, bound in old vellum.

This is a careful list of all the officers of the Royal Household. Many entries are of interest to the student of the Shakespearean drama. E. Tylney is shown as 'Master of the Revelle' at an annual fee of £20. There are 8 "Players of Enterludes."


The fee to everye of them'' is £3. 6. 8.'' An additional sum is apparently allowed for extras, as the total annual sum allocated to the Players is £36. 13. 4. "Sr. fra. Bacon' is put down as "sollicitor generall.'

584. Deed on vellum, dated October 1st, 1566, signed by "William Clopton of Clopton within the countie of Warwick, Esq.

A RARE AUTOGRAPH. William Clopton was the then owner of Shakespeare's house in New Place, Stratford-on-Avon. On selling it he removed to Clopton Hall, just outside the town. He is buried in the Church at Stratford-on-Avon, near Shakespeare's grave.


Works. Edited by William George Clark and William Aldis Wight. With 171 engravings on steel after the Boydell illustrations, and 64 photogravures, chiefly from life. 16 vols. 8vo, cloth, uncut and unopened. Philadelphia: Barrie, n. d. INTERLINEAR EDITION, one of 500 copies on Japanese Vellum Paper.

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