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1065. MACE (THOMAS). Musick's Monument; or, a Remembrancer Of the Best Practical Musick, Both Divine and Civil, that has ever been known, to have been in the world. Brilliant portrait of the author by Faithorne. Folio, full panelled calf, gilt back, gilt edges, by Rivière.
London: Printed by T. Ratcliffe and N. Thompson, 1676 FIRST EDITION. A very tall and perfect copy, with brilliant impression of the scarce portrait. There was no copy in the Hoe or Huth col
lections. 1066. MACGILL (PATRICK). The Red Horizon. With a foreword by Viscount Esher. 12mo, original cloth. London, 1916
FIRST EDITION. With autograph inscription of the author, on halftitle:
“Rifleman Patrick MacGill is serving at Winchester in a camp of 40,000; he has only time to sign himself Yours sincerely Patrick MacGill. Feb. '16." 1067. MAGNA CARTA. Whereunto is added more statutes than ever was imprynted in any one boke before this tyme, with an Almanacke and a Calender to know the mootes. Necessary for all yong studiers of the lawe. Title and almanac in red and black, ornamental initials. Narrow 12mo, old polished calf (a few leaves at the end stained).
London, 1529 A very good copy of this most complete early edition, printed in Gothic type. With the bookplate of George Chetwynd, and his embossed crest impressed on the title and two following leaves. 1068. MAGNA CARTA. The Great Charter called in latyn Magna Carta, with diuers olde statutes whose titles appere in the next leafe, newly corrected. Title within woodcut border. 12mo, old calf, rebacked.
Colophon: Imprynted at London by Thomas Petyt, 1542 This the edition translated by George Ferrerz. Printed in Gothic
type. A crisp copy. SCHOOL BOOK USED IN ENGLAND DURING SHAKESPEARE'S
TIME 1069. MANTUANUS. Bap. Mantuani Carmelitae Theologi Adolescentia seu.
Bucolico, breuibus Iodici Badij commentarijs illustrata. Small 8vo, in 17th century vellum.
Lyons: Apud Antonium Vincentium, 1546 RARE. A fine and perfect copy. See Lee's “Life of Shakespeare,' page 15. The Pinelli and Monroe copy. 1069A. MANUSCRIPT. English Codex of XII Century. Superbly decorated. 8vo, old calf (hinges weak).
Examples of this kind and century are very rare and almost unobtainable in this magnificent condition.
This volume has four of the designs in a style that can be found only in the best English manuscripts of this period, embellished with the yellow gold that renders them striking and beautiful. One of these, the letter "P,” is a marvelous design, enriched by grotesques running twothirds down the page of one of the two columns that run to each page. The calligraphy is in a beautiful hand. The binding is of the seventeenth century.
FLEMISH ILLUMINATED PSALTER ABOUT 1250 1070. MANUSCRIPT. ILLUMINATED PSALTER, with Canticles and Litany, beautifully written on thick parchment on 198 leaves, and richly illuminated with nine miniatures in burnished gold and colors, and 166 fine initials also in burnished gold and colors, with elongations of the same character extending the whole length of the page. Small 4to, handsomely bound in XIV century stamped calf over wooden boards; a "cameo" stamp with two panels of three grotesques, with the inscription : “sit nomen benedictu ex hoc nunc et eusque in seculum” (May the name of the Lord be blessed by this now and forever). Written at Ghent (Belgium), about 1250
A FLEMISH MANUSCRIPT OF THE UTMOST RARITY, The great importance and interest of this Psalter consists in its illuminations which, at first glance, remind one very strongly of the English School of the early 13th century. But they are by a Flemish artist made for Ghent, the richest town at the time in Flanders.
Flemish Manuscripts of the 13th century are of the GREATEST RARITY, and the school to which this manuscript belongs IS QUITE UNUSUAL.
· The MS. opens with a full-page miniature in two compartments, David seated with his Harp, and below David, with stones gathered in his coat, and Goliath armed with shield. On leaf 43, miniature of David seated addressing the Devil; leaf 60, two peasants fighting with sword and buckler; leaf 77, God above, below David nude, crowned, standing in water; leaf 98, David seated striking bells; leaf 117, two monks before a reading desk; leaf 119, David kneeling, and head of God; leaf 137, God and Christ seated. The first letter of each verse is usually in gold standing out from the text, a very peculiar characteristic of the MS.
The MS. ends with part of the Litany, the end of which, lling one more leaf, is wanting. Among the Saints of the Litany are mentioned St. Bavo, the patron of Ghent and SS. Macaire, Gudwale, Amelberga, Pharahilde, Vandrille (Wandregile). All these Saints are specially venerated at Ghent, where their relics were to be found in the 13th century. This is conclusive proof that the MS. was made for Ghent; and it is also evident that the MS. was in England during Henry VIII's time as the name of St. Thomas a Becket is erased from Calendars in every available manuscript in England by the order of Henry VIII.
The interest of the MS. is considerably enhanced by the XIVth century binding, which is of a kind quite unrecorded.
1070A. MANUSCRIPT. Biblia Sacra Latina. Written on 377 leaves of fine uterine vellum of the second half of the Thirteenth Century. 4to, old black straight grained morocco, ecclesiastical tooling.
A BEAUTIFUL EXAMPLE OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE. This manuscript contains the Epistle to the Laodiceans which is rarely found in English Bibles of the Thirteenth Century. The calligraphy is beautiful, remarkable for its even character in so large a manuscript.
The binding is of the rare Cathedral style of early Nineteenth Century. In fine condition. 1070B. MANUSCRIPT. Early XV. Century. Size 6 x 412 inches.
German, probably Nuremburg. Presentation copy bearing date of 1627. The manuscript bears the coat of arms of a family which had had a representative in the Papal chair. The designs are somewhat crude, a good example for the library by
which to compare the best workmanship. There are full-page paintings and highly designed initials, large in size.
While the manuscript is German, it reveals unmistakably English influence in the decoration, especially the page bearing the large initial letter '.
THE GREAT BRUGES BOCCACCIO MANUSCRIPT 1070c. MANUSCRIPT. Boccaccio. De la Cas des Nobles Hommes et Femmes. Manuscript of 1462 on vellum, with illuminations. Written on 357 folio leaves of vellum, in double columns in French script of the period. The first page contains a large miniature of highest quality showing the translator presenting his book to a noble, possibly the Duke of Burgundy for whom the manuscript was made. Outside a portico in which is seated the donor is a landscape in which is represented the Birth of Eve, Expulsion of Adam and Eve from Eden (Eden being a castellated building), the wheel of fortune, a knight on wooden legs and two large bodies of soldiers in combat, some of them armed with cross-bows. Numerous large and small initials occur throughout; the larger have the arms of Jehan de Croy, Seigneur de Chimay, who died in 1472; the medium size initials have a merman in armor, and many of the smaller contain the legend on a scroll, “Souviengne vous.” The miniature and initials are all painted in gold and colors in exquisite workmanship. The first page has a lateral border of delicate tracery and flowers, and smaller borders occur at the initials. An occasional grotesque is introduced in pen work in the margin. Folio, old blue morocco, with the arms on sides and back in gold, of Voyer d'Argenson, Marquis de Paulmy, who died in 1787.
(Colophon in red reads) : Cy fine le liure de Jehan Boccacce des cas des nobles hommes et femmes. Translatte de latin en francois par Laurent du premier fait clerc du diocese de troyes. Et fut accomplie ceste translaton le xve. Jour davril m.ccc.et.ix. cest assavoir le lundy apres pasqz. (Ce) livre de Jehan boccacce est escript de la main de moy haguinet le pesquier clerc et fut acheue et acompli le quinseyme jour du mois de may lan mil.cccc. soissante et deux. Pesquier.
[Bruges ! 1462] A FINE AND PERFECT MANUSCRIPT OF A FAMOUS BOOK. The manuscript was apparently written for the noble family of the Princes of Chimay. Charles le Temeraire, Duke of Burgundy, first conferred the title of Chimay on the De Croy family, and this manuscript was apparently written for Jean, the first to bear the title. The legend “Souviengne vous” is still one of the mottoes of a branch of the Croy family. Charles de Croy who inherited the title in 1483 no doubt also became possessor of the library. A portion of the library was dispersed at public sale in 1612, but the Voyer d'Argenson's library was bought entire by the Comte d'Artois in 1781 and is now mainly in the Bibliothèque d’Arsenal.
On folio 33, in the margin, is a pen sketch of the head of a fool lettered 'Hugues, " with date 1460. The manuscript must therefore have taken at least two years in writing and illuminating. On another margin is a note, “le roy charles mort,'' probably an unfounded rumor that came to the ear of the scribe while he was engaged on that page.
It is interesting to note that about fourteen years later than the completion of this manuscript, there was printed at Bruges by Colard Manson the first printed edition of this book, in type founded on the same seript
in which this is written, and that Caxton probably collaborated in the task of printing it. Caxton's own first type was also founded on this same script. The calligraphy is marvelous.
THIS IS ONE OF THE MONUMENTS IN SECULAR MS, LITERATURE.
Boccaccio's philosophical treatise on the adversities of fortune of men and women was one of the most popular books of the cinquecento. Many manuscripts were written, several printed editions in various countries, and one of the earliest books printed by Pynson in London was “John Bochas, his booke of the Fall of Princes." 1070D. MANUSCRIPT. A beautiful XVI Century Manuscript, bound by Clovis Eve, and possibly a gift to Marguerite of Valois.
The volume is dainty, 444 x 642 inches, in exquisite binding design of most careful workmanship. The centre design on both covers is in delicate gold, with palm branches on the right, and ivy leaf on the left, intertwined and brought together top and bottom. Running through the binding and the miniature ornaments are the fleur-de-lys and marguerites, which only French royalty could use.
There are nine full-page paintings besides several in half-page, with many illuminated initials.
The binding is in good condition, revealing its beauty of design, with the two clasps slightly worn on back.
In 1682 this volume belonged to the famous library Menarsiani. 1071. MANUSCRIPT. Shahali, Sahib of Delhi. Bostan-ulMohaddithin. Persian MS. of the second part of the 18th century, neatly written on 131 leaves of native paper (85/8 x 534 inches). Each page within lined borders in black, red and blue; the first two and the last two pages within rich floral borders illuminated in gold and colors; interlineations in gold. 8vo, in a superb mosaic binding of Persian design in dark and lighter blue, green, citron, red and ivory morocco, delicately tooled and gilt in small ornaments; doublures of a mosaic paattern in panels of ivory, citron and blue morocco, floral gold tools and small red flowers, oriental silk linings, gilt edges, in slip-case, by The Club Bindery. Leon Maillard finisher.
Sæc. XVIII A BEAUTIFUL AND INTERESTING PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT of Shahali's “Garden of Traditionaries.'' Inserted are two modern water-color drawings of flowers.
The Hoe copy, with bookplate. FIRST EDITION OF THE FIRST BOOK ON FORESTRY
1072. MANWOOD (JOHN). A Treatise and Discovrse of the Lawes of the Forrest: Wherein is declared not onely those Lawes, as they are now in force, but also the originall and beginning of Forrestes: And what a Forrest is in his owne proper nature, and wherein the same doth differ from a Chase, a Park, or a Warren, with all such things as are incident or belonging thereunto, with all their seuerall proper Tearmes of art: as more at large doth appeare in the Table in the beginning of this Booke. Title within ornamental typographical border. Printed in Gothic type. Small 4to, ORIGINAL VELLUM, in half morocco slip-case. At London: Printed by Thomas Wight and Bonham Norton, 1598
THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, IN ORIGINAL VELLUM BINDING. The treatise, “What Purlieu, or rather Pourallee is,” begins on page 127. This began with Henry the Second, who took so great delight in Forests,
“that he began, yea even within a few years after, to enlarge diuers great Forrestes and to afforrest the lands of his Earles, Barons, Noble. men, Gentlemen, and others, that were any way neere adjoyning unto those Forrestes, and thus they continued during all the time of his Raigne.”
FIRST MARCO POLO. 1073. MARCO POLO. La Description Geographique des Proyinces & Villes plus fameuses de l'Inde Orientale, Meurs, Loix & Coustumes des habitans d'Icelles, mesmement de ce qui Soulz la Domination du Grand Cham Empereur des Tartares, par Marc Paule. Printer's device on title. Small 4to, original polished calf, gilt ornaments on back, fillet border on sides, last leaf, containing Printer's device only, wanting.
A Paris : Pour Estienne Groulleau, 1556 THE VERY
THE First Edition, and extremely rare in original binding, as the present copy. In the same year, a second issue was printed for Sertenas. Brunet III, 1406. Huth had only the
second issue. There was no copy of either issue in Hoe. 1074. MARGARET, QUEEN OF NAVARRE. The Heptameron of the Tales of Margaret, Queen of Navarre. Newly translated into English from the Authentic Text of M. le Roux de Lincy. With an Essay upon the Heptameron by George Saintsbury. Ilustrated with the original 73 full-page engravings designed by S. Freudenberg, and 150 head- and tail-pieces by Dunker. 5 vols. 8vo, original yellow cloth, uncut. London: Printed for the Society of English Bibliophiles, 1894
FINE COPY. One of 312 copies on Arnold's Fleur-de-Lys unbleached handmade paper, the plates on Japanese paper and mounted. Very
Scarce. 1075. MARKHAM (GERVASE) and SAMPSON (WILLIAM). The true Tragedy of Herod and Antipater: With the Death of faire Marriam. According to Iosephvs, the learned and famous Iewe. As it hath beene, of late, diuers times publiquely Acted (with great Applause) at the Red Bull, by the Company of his Maiesties Revels. Ornament on title. Small 4to, full brown calf, with the Bridgewater crest impressed on sides.
London: Printed by G. Eld, for Mathew Rhodes, 1622 THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. The first leaf following title is occupied by the Printers Epigrammaticall Epistle and the Prologue. This play belongs to the older school of dramatic writing. The Bridge. water copy, with bookplate. 1076. MARLOWE (CHRISTOPHER). The Famous Tragedy of the Rich Jew of Malta. As it was playd before the King and Queene, in his Majesties Theatre at White-Hall, by her Majesties Servants at the C'eek-pit. Ornament on title. Small 4to, full calf, with the Bridgewater crest impressed on sides.
London: Printed by I. B. for Nicholas Vavasour, 1633 THE EXCESSIVELY RARE FIRST EDITION. This play was not published till many years after Marlowe's death, when Heywood ushered it into the Court. Although entered at the Stationers' Company May 17, 1594, no earlier edition is known. With the Bridgewater bookplate.