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1188. MITCHELL (S. WEIR). The Wonderful Stories of FuzBuz the Fly, and Mother Grabem the Spider. With tinted illustrations. 8vo, original boards, cloth back, uncut. Philadelphia, 1867
LARGE PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very Scarce in this state.
1189. MOLIERE (I. B. P.). L'Escole des Femmes. Comedie. The frontispiece is wanting. Small 8vo, full olive levant morocco, Jansen style, gilt edges. Paris: Chez Iean Gvignard, 1663
FIRST EDITION. VERY RARE.
FIRST PRESS IN MILAN
1190. MOMBRITIUS (BONINUS).
De Dominica Passione Libri VI. (A poem in 6 books, written in Latin, on the Passion of Jesus Christ, dedicated to Pope Sixtus IV.) Printed in Roman type, 73 unnumbered leaves, without signatures or catchwords, and 1 blank leaf at the beginning. Small 4to, half polished calf, leather label, by Tout.
Colophon: Opus Impssum Mli per Antoniu Zarotus (1474 in MS).
THE FIRST EDITION OF A WORK OF GREAT RARITY, from the FIRST MILAN PRESS. It was reprinted in Leipzig in 1499.
On the first blank leaf is a MS. verse of 6 lines; and at the foot of the colophon is written in the date "1474" and three lines of note; all in an ancient hand. From the library of George Dunn of Woolley Hall, with bookplate.
Mombritius wrote only two works, the poem in very good Latin, and an enormous work, "Legends and Lives of Martyrs and Saints," also published in Milan by an unknown printer, and never republished. Both of these works of great rarity.
The poems are mentioned by Hain *11542, but not seen by him, and therefore he gives a very meagre description. Copinger 11542 quotes the poems and gives poor description, after a copy in the Br. Mus. Proctor, 5789 says printed after 9 Dec. 1474, and before 23 March, 1475. This means that in all probability the book belongs to the year 1474 not 1475, as in Milan at that time, the New Year began on March 1st. Proctor identifies the type as No. 2, which differs very little from Zarotus' early type, only being smaller (108 millimeters for 20 lines instead of 112 mm.). Burger, p. 650.
Pollard, in the Hawkins Cat. p. 159, speaking of Zarotus, says: "His first book was the 'Collectanea de verborum significatione of Festus,' finished 3 August, 1471. . . . In May, 1472, he entered into an association for three years with four moneyed partners, who agreed to supply him with funds for printing books in consideration of receiving two-thirds of the profits. The association only lasted fourteen months, but Zarotus must have found other supporters . . . and . . seems to have weathered successfully the storm which fell so heavily on the early printers of Rome and Venice. He went on printing until 1497, by which time he had produced about 140 incunabula."'
Tiraboschi VI.I.317, speaks at length about the author and the book and quotes several copies in Italy. Reichling III, p. 114, gives detailed description after a copy in the Neapolitan Nat. Libr. Woolley photos 221, has reproduction of one page.
A BEAUTIFUL MONTAIGNE
1191. MONTAIGNE. The Essayes or Morall, Politike and Militarie Discourses of Lo: Michaell de Montaigne . First written by him in French. And now done into English By him that hath inviolably vowed his labors to the Eternitie of their Honors, whose names he hath severally inscribed on these his consecrated Altares. Small folio, full seventeenth century calf, rebacked.
Printed at London by Val. Sims, 1603
THE RARE FIRST EDITION OF FLORIO'S TRANSLATION OF WHICH SHAKEPEARE'S COPY IS NOW IN THE BRITISH MUSEUM.
The present copy contains the TWO FINAL LEAVES OF ERRATA which are lacking in most copies. There is a different leaf of Errata at the beginning.
From Book 1. Chap. 30, on "The Caniballes," Shakespeare has inserted in his Tempest" (in the speeches of Gonzala in Act II, Scene I) some of the very words of Florio's translation as to the happy life of a nation not trammelled by the customs of civilization.
1192. MONTEIRO (MARIANA). Legends and Popular Tales of the Basque People. With illustrations in photogravure by Harold Copping. Large 4to, cloth, uncut.
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1887 LARGE PAPER COPY, with the plates on India paper. With the bookplate of Seward Brice.
1193. MONTEMAYOR (GEORGE DE). Les sept livres de la Diane. Traduits d'Espagnol en Francois. Printer's device on title. Small 8vo, in a fine 17th century French morocco binding, richly gilt back, gilt fillet borders on sides, gilt edges, silk lining and marbled flys. A Rheims: Par Iean de Foigny, 1579
A BOOK OF GREAT RARITY AND INTEREST. This Spanish pastoral Romance has been assigned as the origin of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona." It was translated into English prose by B. Young, and was published in 1598, a copy of which is in the present library. Portions of the work were rendered into English by Sir Philip Sydney at the end of his "Arcadia.''
This copy is from the library of Alfred Werle of Rheims.
The first English translation is in the present collection (following number).
1194. MONTEMAYOR (GEORGE DE). YOUNG (BARTHOLOMEW). Diana of George of Montemayor. Translated out of Spanish into English by Bartholomew Yong of the Middle Temple Gentleman. Title within elaborate woodcut border. Small folio, full sprinkled calf, gilt back, canary edges, by Cecil and Larkins. At London: Printed by Edm. Bollifant, Impensis G. B., 1598 A very
THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION OF YOUNG'S TRANSLATION. fine copy. This is a most important volume, as it is to Young that the English novel is chiefly indebted for his translation of "Diana," THROUGH WHICH THE SPANISH PASTORAL SCHOOL WAS INTRODUCED INTO ENGLAND. This work, printed in Spanish about 1559, is thought to have had a distinct influence upon Sidney, and Shakespeare must have been familiar with it in some form. Young's translation existed in manuscript some sixteen years before it was published. The story of Felismena in the second book is said to be the original of "The Two Gentlemen of Verona.'' See preceding number.
GEORGE MOORE'S FIRST BOOK. PRESENTATION COPY 1195. MOORE (GEORGE). Flowers of Passion. Small 4to, original cloth gilt. London: Provost & Co., 1878 FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Presentation copy from the author, with "From the Author" inscribed on the title in the author's hand. Extremely Scarce.
AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY, WITH AUTOGRAPH
1196. MOORE (GEORGE). Pagan Poems. 12mo, original cloth. London: Newman and Co., 1881
THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. Autograph presentation copy from the author, inscribed on the title-page "To Violet Fane From the Author." At the bottom, over the imprint, Moore has signed his initials "G. M." Laid in, is a 3 pp. A. L. S. to Mrs. Singleton (Violet Fane), dated May 3, 1889, referring to the present copy.
"A strange story reaches me to-day through Mr. Geary. It appears that you ordered your bookseller to procure you copy my unfortunate volume of 'Pagan Poems.' That you should have done this is sufficiently surprising; that your bookseller should have supplied you with a copy inscribed to Violet Fane is simply extraordinary. I did not know you, except through your writings, at the time the book was printed. I suppose I must have intended to send you a copy (on such a matter of course memory is blank: intentions of ten years ago!!)"
1197. MOORE (GEORGE). A Modern Lover. 3 vols. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: Tinsley Brothers, 1883
FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
1198. MOORE (GEORGE). Literature at Nurse; or, Circulating Morals. 8vo, stitched, in new boards.
London: Vizetelly & Co., 1885
FIRST EDITION. Extremely Scarce.
1199. MOORE (GEORGE). A Mummer's Wife. 12mo, original cloth. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1885
1200. MOORE (GEORGE). A Drama in Muslin. Frontispiece. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1886
AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY
1201. MOORE (GEORGE). A Mere Accident. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: Vizetelly & Co., 1887
FIRST EDITION. Autograph presentation copy from the author: "To my dear friend and critic George Barlow. George Moore."
1202. MOORE (GEORGE). Parnell and His Island. 12mo, original wrappers, in cloth case. London, 1887
FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
1203. MOORE (GEORGE). Confessions of a Young Man. Etched frontispiece portrait. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: Swan, Sonnenschein, Lowrey & Co., 1888 FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
1204. MOORE (GEORGE). Spring Days. A Realistic Novel. A Prelude to "Don Juan." 12mo, original cloth.
London: Vizetelly & Co., 1888 1205. MOORE (GEORGE). Mike Fletcher. A Novel. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: Ward and Downey, 1889
FIRST EDITION. Scarce.
AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY 1206. MOORE (GEORGE). Impressions and Opinions. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: David Nutt, 1891
FIRST EDITION. Autograph presentation copy from the author: "To Andre Raffalowich from his friend George Moore. March 10th.''
1207. MOORE (GEORGE). Modern Painting. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top. London: Walter Scott, 1893
FIRST EDITION. Scarce.
1208. MOORE (GEORGE). The Strike at Arlingford. Play in Three Acts. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London, 1893
1209. MOORE (GEORGE). Esther Waters. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top. London: Walter Scott, 1894
1210. MOORE (GEORGE). Poor Folk. Translated from the Russian of F. Dostoievsky by Lena Milman. With an Introduction by George Moore. Pictured title repeated on cover, by Beardsley. 12mo, original yellow cloth, uncut. London, 1894
AUTOGRAPH PRESENTATION COPY 1211. MOORE (GEORGE). Celibates. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut. London: Walter Scott, 1895
FIRST EDITION. Autograph presentation copy from the author: "For Mrs. Crawford with George Moore's kind regards. June 18, 1895.''
1212. MOORE (GEORGE). cloth, gilt top, uncut.
Evelyn Innes. 12mo, original
1213. MOORE (GEORGE). Comedy in Five Acts. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. FIRST EDITION.
1214. MOORE (GEORGE). original cloth, gilt top, uncut.
The Bending of the Bough. A
London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1900 Sister Teresa. Frontispiece. 12mo, London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1901
1215. MOORE (GEORGE). The Untilled Field. 12mo, original cloth, gilt top, uncut. London: T. Fisher Unwin, 1903
1216. MOORE (GEORGE). The Lake. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: William Heinemann, 1905
1217. MOORE (GEORGE). Memoirs of My Dead Life. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: William Heinemann, 1906
1218. MOORE (GEORGE). Reminiscences of the Impressionist Painters. 12mo, original pictured wrappers, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
Dublin: Maunsel & Co., 1906
1219. MOORE (GEORGE). The Apostle. A Drama in Three Acts. 12mo, original cloth, uncut. Dublin, 1911
1220. MOORE (GEORGE). Hail and Farewell. Ave; Salve; Vale. A Trilogy. 3 vols. 12mo, original cloth.
London: William Heinemann, 1911-1912-(1914)
1221. MOORE (GEORGE). Elizabeth Cooper. A Comedy in Three Acts. 12mo, original cloth. Dublin: Maunsel and Co., 1913
1222. MOORE (GEORGE). The Brook Kerith. A Syrian Story. 8vo, original boards, parchment back, uncut.
Edinburgh: Printed for T. Werner Laurie, 1916 FIRST EDITION. One of 250 copies, Edition de Luxe, autographed by the author.
1223. MOORE (GEORGE). Mitchell. 12mo, original cloth. FIRST EDITION.
George Moore. By Susan L.
1224. MOORE (GEORGE). Lewis Seymour and Some Women. 12mo, original cloth, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. London: William Heinemann, n. d. (1917)
1225. MOORE (GEORGE). Vain Fortune. With 11 illustrations by Maurice Greiffenhagen. Square royal 8vo, original buckram, gilt top, uncut. London: Henry and Co., n. d. FIRST EDITION. One of 150 copies on Large Paper. Very Scarce.
1226. MOORE (GEORGE) and LOPEZ (BERNARD). Martin Luther. A Tragedy in Five Acts. 12mo, original cloth, red edges. London: Remington and Co., 1879 FIRST EDITION. Extremely Scarce.