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574. PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT. Written in red and black on 128 leaves of paper of small quarto size and decorated with conventional designs on some of the pages. Unbound, but enclosed in a tooled morocco folder of old workmanship. Saec. XVII

575. PERSONAL NARRATIVE of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America. By A. von Humboldt. 3 vols.; Hesiod. Translated by C. A. Elton. Together 4 vols. 12mo, cloth. London, 1894-95 576. PERUCHIO (LE SIEUR DE). La Chiromance, la Physionomie, et la Geomance. Avec la signification des Nombres, & l'usage de la Roue de Pytagore. Illustrative woodcut diagrams. Small 4to, full old vellum.

A very scarce and curious work.

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Paris, 1657

577. PINTO (FERNAND MENDEZ). The Voyages and Adventures of Fernand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal: During his Travels for the space of one and twenty years in the Kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchin-China, Calaminhan, Siam, Pego, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies, etc. Done into English by H. C[ogan]. Title printed in red and black. Small folio, old panelled calf (one cover loose). London: printed by F. Macock, 1653 FIRST EDITION. This work contains an apologetical defence" of Pinto, consisting of references to every Portuguese work, and many Latin ones, confirmatory of those circumstances mentioned by him, which were likely to excite amazement or doubt in his readers. And well this was needed, as Cervantes has stigmatized Pinto as "the Prince of Liars," and by another (constantly misquoted as Shakespeare) as "a liar of the first magnitude. Modern travel, however, has done much to recover for Pinto and other early travelers their long-forfeited reputation.

578. PIRATES. Histoire des Flibustiers, Traduite de l'allemand de Mr. J. W. d'Archenholtz. 8vo, old mottled calf. Paris, 1804


579. PISIS (REYNERIUS DE). Pantheologia, sive summa universae Theologiae. Gothic character, double columns; 865 leaves without signatures or catchwords. Large ornamental initial at the beginning painted in colors on a gold ground, other initials in red or blue, and rubricated throughout by a contemporary hand. Large folio, old calf.


Nurnberg: Anton Koberger, 3 Aug. 1474.

A fragment, consisting of the entire section containing letter C, being 74 leaves in all (of the entire book leaves 147-226, signatures [n-o 10, p-r 8, s-t 10, v-x 8], the blank leaf 190 [r 8] being cut off). Koberger was the second printer of Nurnberg, his first book being issued not later than 1471. Hain, 13017.

580. PLATO. The Works of Plato. A new and literal version, chiefly from the text of Stallbaum. By George Burges. 7 vols. 12mo, half sheep. London: Bohn, v.d.

581. PLUTARCH'S LIVES. The Translation called Dryden's. Corrected from the Greek and revised by A. H. Clough. 5 vols. 8vo, cloth, gilt tops. Boston, 1895

582. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). The Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe. With Biographical Essay by John H. Ingram. Illustrated with 20 original etchings, 5 photogravures, and a new etched portrait. 6 vols. 8vo, shot silk, paper labels, uncut. Philadelphia: Barrie, n.d.

One of 250 copies on Imperial Japan paper, with the plates in two states. With the above set is the folio volume Facsimile of the MS. of "The Murders in the Rue Morgue.

583. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). Selections from Edgar Allan Poe. Prose and Poetry. 12mo, cloth, morocco back, gilt edges.

Autograph presentation copy from Bret Harte.

London, n.d.

584. POEMS of Thomas Gray. Aldine Edition, London, 1853; Bacon's Essays, with Annotations by Richard Whatley, Boston, 1887; The Works of Richard Brinsley Sheridan. London, 1886. 3 vols. 12mo and 8vo, cloth and half morocco.

585. POETICAL Works of Robert Bridges. 2 vols. London, 1898; Wandering Fires (Webb), Chelsea, 1896; Every Man his own Poet (Mallock), Chicago, 1903; Introduction to the Prose Romances, Plays and Comedies of Edward Bulwer. Chicago, 1914; The Kingis Quair (Lawson), London, 1910. 5 vols. 12mo and 8vo, cloth and boards.

586. POLLARD (R.). British Pastimes (Angling and Bowles). Three engravings. Oblong folio, half green morocco, gilt edges by Riviere. 1823

Fine copy of these scarce plates.

587. "POLLY PEACHUM" and the Beggar's Opera (Pearce), London, n.d.; Mistress Davenant (Acheson), London, 1913; Journal of London Playgoer (Morley), London, 1866. 3 vols. various sizes, cloth.

588. PORCACCHI (THOMAS). L'Isole piv famose del Mondo descritte da Thomaso Porcacchi da Castiglione Arretino e intagliate da Girolamo Porro Padovano Con l'Aggiunta di molte Isole all' illre. S. Conte Georgio Trivltio Dottore, Cavaliere, Conte di Melzo, Regio, e Dveal Senatore. 47 copperplate maps and plans in the text. Folio, original vellum.

In Venetia: Appresso Simon Galignani & Girolamo Porro, 1576 This Second Edition contains much more than the First. Pages 154184 relate to America, and contain "Descrittione della Gran Citta e isola Temistitan,' " with a plan; "Descrittione dell' isola et terra di Santa Croce, overo Mondo Nuouo," with a curious map; and descriptions of the islands of Spagnvola, Cvba, Iamaica or S. Iacapo, S. Lorenzo, and S. Giovanni or Borichen, with five maps. The volume closes with "Descrittione del Mappamondo," and "Discorso intorno alla Carta da navigare," pp. 193-201, with two maps of the world. The accounts of Jamaica, etc., are first printed in this edition. 589. PORTRAITS. The Gallery of Portraits, with Memoirs. Portraits by Scriven, Hart, Woodward, and others. 7 vols. in four, royal 8vo, full morocco, gilt edges. London: Charles Knight, 1833-37

A very good copy, with the plates mainly in unspotted condition. 590. PORTRAITS AND VIEWS. Graphic illustrations of the Life and Times of Samuel Johnson. 8vo, half calf.

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London, 1837

591. PORTRAITS. The historical and Biographical Treasury, containing sketches of the lives of the most eminent persons, with notice of their times. Illustrated with 800 highly finished portraits. 4to, original cloth. London, n.d.

592. PORTRAITS. A collection of over 150 portraits of Kings, Queens, statesmen, warriors, poets, celebrated women, etc., neatly arranged in 2 vols. 4to, half morocco.

593. POSITIVE Philosophy (Comte), Translated by Harriet Martineau, 2 vols. London, 1893; System of Logic (Mill), 2 vols. London, 1851. 4 vols. 8vo, cloth.

594. POSTERS. A Critical Study of the Development of Poster Design in Continental Europe, England and America, by Charles Matlack Price. Illustrated with 42 reproductions in color and 120 in monotone. Imperial 8vo, buckram, uncut. New York, 1913

FIRST EDITION. Limited to 250 copies, signed by the Author. One of the most important and beautiful books ever issued on the subject. The art of poster design has engaged the talent of the most prominent artists, and especially at the present time is an index of the cultural status of a people.

595. PRECIOUS STONES. Le Parfaict Joaillier, ou Histoire des Pierreries: ou sont amplement descrites leur naissance, etc. Compose par Anselme Boece de Boot. Interesting illustrations. Small 8vo, old calf (cracked).

A fine early book on precious stones and imitations.

A Lyon, 1644

596. PRICE (RICHARD). Observations on the Nature of Civil Liberty, the Principles, of Government, and the Justice and Policy of the War with America, Lond., 1776; Additional Observations on the Nature and Value of Civil Liberty, and the War with America. Lond., 1777. Both pieces bound in one volume. 8vo, calf. Lond., 1776-77


597. PRICE (SIR R. L.). The Two Americas; An Account of Sport and Travel. With Notes on Men and Manners in North and South America. Illustrated. 8vo, cloth.

London, 1877

598. PRINCE OF ORANGE. A iustification or cleering of the Prince of Orendge agaynst the false sclaunders, wherewith his ilwillers goe about to charge him wrongfully. Translated out of French by Arthur Goldyng. Black Letter. Small 8vo, full old calf, by Mackenzie (top margin wormed). London [1575]

599. PRIOR (MATTHEW). Poems on Several Occasions. By the late Matthew Prior, Esq. Portrait by Fourdrinier, and frontispiece. 2 vols. 12mo, full green levant morocco, gilt inside borders, gilt edges, by Zaehnsdorf.

Lond. 1754

600. PROCTOR (ROBERT). An Index to the Early Printed Books in the British Museum. Part II, MDI-MDXX. Section I. Germany. Royal 8vo, eloth, uncut. London, 1903

Edition limited to 350 copies.

601. PRYNNE (WILLIAM). Document signed as witness. Large folio, vellum. February 13, 1661-62.

Extremely rare signature of the author of "Histrio-Mastix," for the writing of which he was severely punished by the Star Chamber. published about 200 books and pamphlets.


602. PRYNNE (WILLIAM). The Popish Royall Favourite: or, A full Discovery of His Majesties Extraordinary Favours to, and Protection of notorious Papists, Priests, Jesuits, etc. 4to, half morocco (small blank corner of title torn off). London: Michael Spark, 1643


603. PRYNNE (WILLIAM). A Seasonable Vindication of the Supreme Authority and Jurisdiction of Christian Kings, Lords, Parliaments, etc. Small 4to, half leather. London, 1660


604. QUARLES (FRANCIS). Argalus and Parthenia. The last Edition, Corrected, Amended, and Illustrated. Engraved title and 29 plates. Small 4to, old calf (covers loose). London: Printed for Giles Widdows, n.d.

605. RABELAIS. The Works of Rabelais, faithfully translated from the French, with variorum Notes. Numerous illustrations by Gustave Doré. 12mo, full red levant morocco, gilt top, uncut. London: Chatto and Windus, n.d.

606. RALEIGH (SIR WALTER). The Marrow of Historie; or, an Epitome of all Historical Passages from the Creation to the end of the last Macedonian War. First set out at large by Sir Walter Raleigh, and now Abbreviated by A. R. Engraved portrait by John Whittaker. Small 12mo, old sheep (one cover loose). London, 1650

607. RAYNAL (G. T. F.). A Philosophical and Political History of the British Settlements and Trade in North America. From the French of Abbé Raynal. 2 vols. 12mo, old calf (one cover loose).

Edinburgh, 1776

608. RAYNAL (ABBÉ). The Revolution of America. 8vo, old calf. N. Y.: Lockyer Davis, 1781

609. REYNARD THE FOX. A renowned Apologue of the Middle Age, reproduced in Rhyme. Printed in red and black, with initials in red and blue after scroll designs of the 12th and 13th centuries. 8vo, full green straightgrain morocco, gilt and blind-tooled back and sides, gilt edges. London, 1845 Very fine copy, EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED with 60 lithograph plates.

610. REYNARDSON (C. T. S. B.). "Down the Road" of a Gentleman Coachman. Fine full-page plates in colors. uncut.


or, Reminiscences Large 8vo, cloth, London, 1875

611. RIANO (JUAN F.). Critical and Bibliographical Notes on Early Spanish Music. With numerous illustrations. 8vo, cloth, roan back, gilt top, uncut. London, 1887

612. RILEY (JAMES WHITCOMB). Original Manuscript "The Rubaiyat of Doc Sifers. Typewritten, with manuscript corrections in the author's hand. Two versions, inlaid and bound in one volume, 4to, full green levant morocco, gilt tooling, gilt top, by M. E. B." 1904.

To the second version, Riley has transcribed his own title, and on the leaf following he has written "Copyright 1897 by J. W. Riley." Then follows the leaf of dedication to Dr. Franklin W. Hays, entirely in the hand of the author.

The two versions contain slight variations here and there, and in turn are slightly different from the latest printed edition of this well-known poem. With bookplate of W. K. Bixby.

613. RIO (DON ANTONIO DEL). Description of the Ruins of an Ancient City, discovered near Palenque, in the Kingdom of Guatemala, in Spanish America: translated from the Original Manuscript Report of Captain Den Antonio del Rio: Followed by Teatro Critico Americano; or, a Critical Investigation and Research into the History of the Americans, by Doctor Paul Felix Cabrera. Outline lithograph plates of hieroglyphics and picture writing. 4to, original boards, uncut, paper label. London, 1822

Capt. Del Rio discovered and examined the now famous ruins of Palenque in 1787, but his manuscript report remained in the provincial archives of Guatemala until a short time prior to their translation and publication in the present form. The plates are from drawings by F. Waldeck.

614. ROBERTS (MORLEY). The Western Avarnus: or, Toil and Travel in Further North America. Map. Small 8vo, cloth, uncut. London, 1887

615. ROBSON (JOSEPH). An Account of Six Years Residence in Hudson's Bay, from 1733 to 1736 and 1744 to 1747. Containing a variety of Facts, Observations and Discoveries. . . . With an Appendix, containing A Short History of the Discovery of Hudson's Bay, etc. 3 folding plates. 8vo, mottled calf, gilt edges, gilt back, by Riviere. London, 1752

FINE COPY. The author was a Surveyor and Supervisor for the Hudson's-Bay Company. The appendix contains, besides a history of the discovery of Hudson's-Bay, an account of the operations of the English there since the grant of the company's charter. Rare.

616. ROME. Views in Rome. Drawn and engraved by Bartolomeo Pinelli. 27 fine plates. Large 8vo, half calf.

London, 1834

617. ROSSETTI (DANTE GABRIEL). Two Privately Printed Poems: "After the French Liberation of Italy"; "On the Site of a Mulberry-Tree." Bound in one volume, 8vo, full maroon morocco.

THE EXTREMELY RARE AND PRIVATELY PRINTED ISSUES, the first of which is dated, "D. G. R., 1859.''

This was apparently W. M. Rossetti's copy, as on one of the back fly-leaves he has written the following most interesting note:

"I presume that these two sonnets were printed in about the same number (say 100) as the other privately-printed poems wh. I have mentioned elsewhere—or especially Hand & Soul.'

The fact that each of the 2 Sonnets was printed with a blank page seems to show that from the first Gabriel did not mean them to get published. The reason for excluding from publication the Sonnet on the French Liberation of Italy was that it employs a physical metaphor of a somewhat indecorous kind. The reason for excluding The Mulberry-tree was (as mentioned in Hall Caine's book) that the disparaging reference to 'some tailor' might be regarded with soreness by members of that vocation. W. M. R."

618. ROSSETTI (DANTE GABRIEL). Poems. A New Edition. London, 1881; Ballads and Sonnets. Fourth Edition, London, 1882. 2 vols. small 8vo, decorated cloth, uncut. London, 1881-82

The Poems" of 1881 differs somewhat from the earlier editions.

619. ROSSETTI (DANTE GABRIEL). Collected Works. Edited, with Preface and Notes by William M. Rossetti. 2 vols. 8vo, half red morocco, gilt tops, uncut. London, 1901

620. ROSSETTI (MARIA FRANCESCA). A Shadow of Dante. Being an Essay towards studying himself, his World and his Pilgrimage. Frontispiece and folding plates. Small 8vo, original cloth, uncut. London, 1872


Folio, buckram. London, 1896 Portraits of Walter Pater, Max Pater has written one of the

621. ROTHENSTEIN (WILL). Oxford Characters. A series of 24 lithographs. Text by F. York Powell and others. FIRST EDITION. One of 200 copies. Beerbom, Hillaire Belloc, and others. biographical sketches.

622. ROUS (FRANCIS). Archaeologiae Atticae. Seven Books of the Attick Antiquities. Additions by Z. Bogan. Small 4to, old half morocco. London, 1685

623. ROUSSEAU. A collection of 60 eighteenth century plates, illustrating Rousseau's Nouvelle Héloise, Emile, Pygmalion, Confessions, etc. engraved by Dupréel, Delignon, Thomas, Bovinet, after the designs of Moreau le Jeune, Svo, full calf, gilt, marble edges. Paris [about 1790].

Choice collection, fine old impressions.

624. ROWLANDSON COLORED PLATES. An Essay on the Art of Ingeniously Tormenting. A New Edition, corrected, revised, and illustrated with five prints from designs. By G. M. Woodward. With 5 colored plates by Rowlandson and Woodward. 12mo, full polished calf, gilt top, uncut, by Riviere.

625. ROWLANDSON PLATES. Mirth versus Misery. Human Life. By Hilaris Benevolus & Co. Frontispieces, and 5 colored plates by Rowlandson. Small 8vo, boards,

London, 1808

The Pleasures of vignette on title, cloth back, uncut. London, 1807

Scarce. A very fine copy of this amusing work. 626. ROYAL AUTHORS. A Catalogue of the Royal and Noble Authors of England, with Lists of their Works. Engraved frontispiece by Grignion. 2 vols. 12mo, original calf. London, 1759

Second Edition, corrected and enlarged. With bookplate of Sir John St. Aubyn, by Cole.

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