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276. SCOTT (SIR WALTER). Waverley, or 'tis Sixty Years Since. 3 vols. 12mo, original half calf (one leaf loose, and hinges weak). Edinburgh: Printed by James Ballantyne & Co., 1814 FIRST EDITION. This was Robert Chambers' copy, and has numerous MS. notes on separate slips by him, inserted.

277. A. L. s., 34 pp. 12mo, Castle Street, undated. To Mrs. Waddington, with regard to the papers left by Miss Seward.

278. SCOTT (WILLIAM BELL). Poems, etc. With 17 etchings by the author and L. Alma Tadema. 8vo, original white cloth, uncut. London, 1875 Laid in, is an interesting 3 pp. A. L. s. from the author, referring to his poems.

279. SELLON (EDWARD). Annotations on the Sacred Writings of the Hindus, being an Epitome of some of the remarkable and leading Tenets in the Faith of that People, illustrating their Priapic Rites and Phallic Principles. 8vo, limp boards, uncut and unopened. London: Printed for Private Circulation, 1902

One of 150 copies.

280. [SEWELL (GEORGE).] The Tragedy of Sir Walter Raleigh. As it is Acted at the Theatre in Lincolns-Inn-Fields. 8vo, polished calf, gilt back, gilt edges, by Rivière.

London, 1719

From the Arbury Library, with label.

281. SHAKESPEARE (WILLIAM). The first part of the true & honorable history, of the Life of Sir Iohn Old-Castle, the good Lord Cobham. Small 4to, crushed brown levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. London: Printed for T. P., 1600 Fine copy of the Second Edition, with the leaf of Prologue. From the Arbury Library, with label.

282. A Pleasaunt Conceited Historie, called The Taming of a Shrew. Ornament on title. Small 4to, crushed blue levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. Printed at London by V. S., 1607

OF THE UTMOST RARITY. This is the original of Shakespeare's Play which first appeared in the folio edition of 1623. The author is unknown. This appears to be the third edition. On the back of the titlepage is written in a contemporary hand, a list of the characters. From the Arbury Library, with label.

283. The Late, and much admired Play, called, Pericles, Prince of Tyre. With the true Relation of the whole History, aduentures, and fortunes of the saide Prince. Device on title. Small 4to, crushed brown levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière.

[London]: Printed for T. P., 1619

THE FOURTH EDITION IN QUARTO OF THIS DOUBTFUL SHAKESPEAREAN PLAY. Collation: title, followed by R-Z, Aa-Bbi in fours. The signatures are continued from King Henry VI. Parts II-III of the same date. "Pericles" forms a supplement to that Play, though not mentioned on the first title.

A VERY FINE COPY. From the Arbury Library, with label.

284. A Most pleasant and conceited Comedy, of Sir Iohn Falstaffe, and the merry Wiues of Windsor. With the swaggering

vaine of Ancient Pistoll, and Corporall Nym. Device on title. Small 4to, limp vellum. Printed for Arthur Johnson, 1619 JOHNSON'S SECOND EDITION. VERY RARE. The present copy measures 6 15/16 x 54 inches and consists of 10 leaves (should be 28), consisting of Ai (the title), A4, B4, C2 and 3, D2 and 3, E2 and 3 and Gi.

285. A Yorkshire Tragedie. Not so New, as Lamentable and True. Device on title. Small 4to, crushed brown levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. Printed for T. P., 1619

THE SECOND EDITION OF THIS DOUBTFUL SHAKESPEAREAN PLAY, WITH THE GENUINE BLANK LEAF BEFORE TITLE. With bookplate of Sir Richard Newdigate, dated, 1709.

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286.

Loues Labours Lost. A Wittie and Pleasant Comedie, as it was acted by his Maiesties Seruants at the Blacke-Friers and the Globe. Small 4to, crushed red levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. London: Printed by W. S. for Iohn Smethwicke, 1631

THE EXTREMELY RARE SECOND EDITION. A SPLENDID COPY, except for restorations to title, and some signatures and catchwords. From the Arbury Library, with label.

287. Plays, with the corrections and illustrations of various commentators, to which are added Notes by Samuel Johnson and George Steevens. 15 vols. tall 8vo, full olive morocco, gilt edges. London, 1793

FINE SET.

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288. The Dramatic Works of William Shakespeare, with Glossarial Notes. Illustrated wtih numerous beautiful engraved plates after Westall, Opie, Smirke, and others. Folio, contemporary salmon levant morocco, gilt back and borders, gilt top, rough edges. London, 1832

289. Comedies, Histories and Tragedies. Being a reproduction in facsimile of the First Folio Edition of 1623, with Introduction and Census of copies by Sidney Lee. Folio, suede calf, with leather ties. Oxford, 1902

Limited edition.

290. SHAKESPEARE AND ROWLEY. The Birth of Merlin; or, The Childe hath found his Father. Small 4to, crushed olive levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. (Title stained.)

London: Printed by Tho. Johnson, 1662 From the Arbury Library, with label.

Small 4to,

291. SHARPHAM (EDWARD). The Fleire. crushed red levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. London: Printed by B. A. and T. F., 1631 From the Arbury Library, with label.

292. SHELLEY (PERCY BYSSHE). A. L, in third person. 1 p. 4to. Turk's Coffee House, Tuesday evening (Oct. 22, 1811). To Mr. Whitton, his father's solicitor, asking for an immediate answer with regard to his allowance of £200 a year.

293.

AUTOGRAPH LETTER, SIGNED, addressed to the publisher Ollier, being HIS DEFENCE OF "LAON AND CYTHNA" afterwards

called "THE REVOLT OF ISLAM." 7 pp. 4to, and dated from Marlow, 11th December, 1817. Handsomely bound (with artistic titlepage, prefatory note and transcript) in full crushed crimson morocco, inside dentelles, lettered on back and side, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.

ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT MANUSCRIPTS OF ITS NATURE, WRITTEN BY SHELLEY. It is in the form of a very voluminous letter to his publisher concerning the publication of his "Laon and Cythna.'' Shelley had entrusted Charles Ollier with publication of the poem, but the latter, after accepting it, withdrew on account of the nature of the work and his fear of a prosecution. In this manuscript the poet defends the poem, and, in bitter language, upbraids the publisher for declining publication after having accepted it. Shelley then urges him to be more courageous and proceed with the publication, further stating his opinion that the Government would hesitate to interfere if they saw him adopt a bold, fearless attitude. The poet also contends that his literary character was in joepardy, and that he was in danger of being held up as a "proscribed and rejected outcast"; then, finally, as a compromise, although much against his will, suggests that Ollier should see Sherwood & Neely, who had wished to be the publishers, and suggest to them that they should undertake the publication. The publication of "Laon and Cythna" was ultimately transferred to Sherwood & Neely, but was immediately suppressed by the Government. It was, however, shortly afterwards re-issued by Ollier, with the objectionable passages omitted, and with the altered title, "The Revolt of Islam." The letter has been repaired.

294. -Prometheus Unbound. A Lyrical Drama in Four Acts. With other Poems. 8vo, full crushed crimson levant morocco, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, original wrappers bound in at the end, by Rivière. London: C. and J. Ollier, 1820 CHOICE COPY OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION, with the half-title.

295. [] Brooke (Arthur). Elegy on the Death of Percy Bysshe Shelley. 8vo, original wrappers.

FIRST EDITION.

London: C. and J. Ollier, 1822

ROBERT BROWNING'S COPY

296. SHELLEY (PERCY BYSSHE). Miscellaneous Poems. 12mo, original boards, uncut, with a new cloth wrapper, enclosed in a blue levant morocco case, by Rivière. Back re-sewed.

London: William Benbow, 1826 ROBERT BROWNING'S COPY, with the following interesting inscription on inside cover:

"This book was given to me-probably as soon as published by my Cousin J. S. (James Silverthorne); the foolish markings and still more foolish scribblings, show the impression made on a boy by this first specimen of Shelley's Poetry. Robert Browning, June 2, 1878. O World, O Life, O Time.'"

Apparently Browning repented of the "foolish scribblings," for nearly all of them have been scribbled over, scratched out with a knife, or cut out, hence the defects in the volume. They show signs of appreciation, particularly of the poem "To Noght," to the "Lines to an Indian air, to the stanzas written in Dejection, and to the "Hymn of Pan." A

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VERY VALUABLE MEMENTO OF THE GREAT POET.

297. SHERLEY (SIR ANTHONY). A new and large discourse of the Travels of Sir Anthony Sherley, Knight, by Sea, and ouer Land, to the Persian Empire. . . . Written by William Parry, Gentleman, who accompanied Sir Anthony in his Trauells. BLACK

LETTER. Small 4to, half maroon calf, border of title very slightly defective, fore-edge margin of A3 repaired).

London: Printed by Valentine Simmes, 1601 VERY RARE. The first full report of Sherley's travels, occupying 40 pages (without counting title and leaf of verses) while the "True Report" of the previous year occupies only 5 leaves.

298. SILVAIN (ALEXANDER). The Orator: handling a hundred severall Discourses in forme of Declamations. Englished by L. P. Title within an ornamental border. Small 4to, crushed blue levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière.

London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1596 With bookplate of Sir Richard Newdigate, dated 1709. A few repairs to headlines have been made.

299. SLEIDAN (J.). A famous Cronicle of oure time, called Sleidanes Commentaries. . . . Translated out of Latin into Englishe by Ihon Daus. BLACK LETTER. Folio, thick old calf (joints cracked and a few slight stains). Imprinted at London by Ihon Daye, 1560

FIRST EDITION.

300. SMITH (SIR THOMAS). The Common-wealth of England, and manner of gouernment thereof. Device on title. Small 4to, crushed red levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière.

At London: Printed by Iames Roberts, 1601 A fine large copy, except for a slight repair to R3. Ancient writing on some margins. With bookplate of Sir Richard Newdigate, dated 1709. 301. SOUTHEY (ROBERT). Roderick: A Poem. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of the opening portion under the title of "Pelayo," 44 pp. written on brown paper. Size 5g x 44 inches, bound in green silk, gilt edges. Enclosed in a handsomely gilt tooled and lettered green straight-grain morocco slip case.

1814

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THIS MANUSCRIPT WAS PRESENTED BY SOUTHEY TO JOHN KENYON, with the following inscription on the manuscript half-title: "J. Kenyon, from Robert Southey, 28 Nov. 1819. Till the Poem had advanced as far as is here transcribed there was an intention of making Pelayo the chief personage and entitling it from him." This is further inscribed: Madame Van de Weyer from John Keynon, 1843." An A. L. s., from Kenyon to Madame Van de Weyer presenting the volume to her.

302. AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of the Ode written during the negotiations with Buonaparte in January, 1814. Written on 7 pp. and consisting of 9 stanzas of 14 lines each. Signed "R. S." 12mo, half dark green morocco.

Bound in with the Manuscript is the printed version, from a volume of his Poems.

303. [SOUTHWELL (ROBERT).] Saint Peters Complaint. Newly augmented with other Poems. Title within a woodcut border. Small 4to, crushed red levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière. (Holes in last two leaves repaired.)

London: Printed by H. L., n. d. [1609] -VERY RARE. From the Arbury Library, with label.

304. STANDISH (ARTHUR). The Commons Complaint wherein is contained two speciall grievances; the first, the generall

destruction and waste of Woods in this Kingdom, the second, the extreme dearth of Victuals. Folding woodcut, with the extra leaf (cut into at foot and repaired), inserted between pp. 8 and 9. Small 4to, crushed blue levant morocco, gilt edges, by Rivière.

London: Printed by William Stansby, 1611 RARE. With bookplate of Sir Richard Newdigate, dated 1709.

305. STEVENS (GEORGE ALEXANDER). Songs, Comic and Satyrical. Woodcut on page 6, folding plate, and the rare frontispiece, "The Amorous Owls," which was suppressed. 12mo, old half calf (worn). In box. Oxford, 1772

THE RARE FIRST EDITION. With bookplates of Thos. Gosden and Stoneleigh Abbey.

306. STEVENSON (ROBERT LOUIS). Travels with a Donkey in the Cevennes. Frontispiece. 12mo, cloth (one sig. sprung), uncut. London, 1879

FIRST EDITION.

307. Fables. With 6 etchings by Ethel King Martyn. 8vo, boards, cloth back, uncut. London: Longmans, 1902

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308. STRAWBERRY HILL PRESS. Fugitive Pieces in Verse and Prose. [By Horace Walpole.] 8vo, sheets, uncut (wanting from p. 160 to end). Printed at Strawberry Hill, 1758

One of 200 copies printed.

309. Spence (Rev. Joseph A.). A Parallel: In the manner of Plutarch: Between a most celebrated Man of Florence; And One, scarce ever heard of, in England. Vignette portrait on title. 8vo, original wrappers, uncut and mainly unopened.

Printed at Strawberry Hill by William Robinson, 1758

310. -Poems by Anna Chamber, Countess Temple. Vignette on title. 4to, old blue wrappers, uncut. Printed in the Year 1764

A RARE COLLECTION, having bound up with the above: [Garrick] To Mr. Gray on his Odes, one leaf, n. d.; To the Printing Press at Strawberry Hill [By Mr. Bentley], one leaf, n. (margin torn); Verses sent to Lady Charles Spencer [By Anna Chamber], one leaf, n. d.

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311.

[Walpole (Horace).] A Letter to the Editor of the Miscellanies of Thomas Chatterton. 8vo, original wrappers, uncut and unopened. Strawberry Hill: Printed by T. Kirgate, 1779

312. To Lady Horatio Waldegrave, on the Death of the Duke of Ancaster. [By Charles Miller.] 4 pp. 4to.

[1780]

One of 150 copies printed. Dated at end, 1779.

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313.

Jones (William). The Muse Recalled, an Ode, occasioned by the Nuptials of Lord Viscount Althorp and Miss Lavinia Bingham, March 6, 1781. 4to, sewn, uncut.

One of 250 copies.

Printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1781

314. [More (Hannah).] on title. 4to, sewn, uncut.

Bishop Bonner's Ghost. Vignette
Printed by Thomas Kirgate, 1789

96 copies are said to have been printed, two being on brown paper, but

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