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726. MORES CATHOLICI: or, Ages of Faith. 11 vols., crown 8vo, full crimson levant morocco, gold line borders on sides, richly gold-tooled backs and inside borders, gilt edges, by ChambolleDuru. London: Booker & Dolman, 1839
Very fine copy of this rare work on the manners and customs, literature and religion of the Middle Ages.
WITH THE ARTIST'S ORIGINAL DRAWINGS
727. MORIN (LOUIS). Jeannik. Histoires d'Autrefois. With 87 spirited and humorous Illustrations by the Author. 8vo, dark blue crushed levant, Doublures of olive levant inlaid with a rich Mosaic Floral Design of lilac and red levants, finely gilt, gray silk fly leaves, rough edges gilt, original pictorial wrappers bound in, by RENE KIEFFER.
Paris Librairie Illustrée, 1885
FIRST EDITION. UNIQUE AND VERY HANDSOME COPY HAVING INSERTED 29 OF MORIN'S ORIGINAL DRAWINGS FOR THE BOOK, IN WATER-COLORS AND PEN-AND-INK AND 19 TRIAL SKETCHES AND PROOFS. The Author's Own Copy in a Rich and Appropriate Binding.
With the Hoe bookplate.
728. MORLEY (JOHN). DIDEROT and the Encyclopedists: Illustrated by the insertion of 70 engravings, portraits, &c., appropriate to the text. 2 vols., 8vo, half brown morocco, gilt tops. London, 1878
729. MORNAY (PHILLIPE DE). A Discourse of Life and Death... done in English by [Mary Sidney] the Countess of Pembroke. Woodcut device on title, and large woodcut initial. Small 4to, original vellum. In blue levant solander case.
London: Printed for William Ponsonby, 1592
FIRST EDITION. EXCESSIVELY RARE. Large copy. Another work mentioned on the title is not included in this volume, and was probably issued separately.
It was published almost immediately after the first edition of Sidney's
730. MORRIS (E. E.). Cassell's Picturesque Australasia. Profusely illustrated. 4 vols., royal 8vo, cloth. London, 1889
From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
731. MORRIS (F. O.). A Natural History of British Moths. Illustrated with numerous plates containing nearly 2000 exquisitely colored specimens. 4 vols., 8vo, cloth, uncut.
An illustrated pamphlet on the Hawk-Moths of this vicinity, and other woodcut illustrations have been laid in. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
732. MORRIS (WILLIAM). Sir Galahad: A Christmas Mystery. FIRST EDITION. 12mo, full crushed levant, inside dentelle borders, gilt top, uncut, by Rivière. London, 1858
THE RARE ORIGINAL ISSUE and the first separate work by William Morris.
733. MORRIS (WILLIAM). The Writings of. Consisting of: The Odyssey of Homer, done into English Verse. The Aeneids of Virgil, done into English Verse. The Roots of the Mountains. Volsunga Saga. The Story of Grettir the Strong. The House of the Wolfings. Hopes and Fears for Art. Architecture, Industry, and Wealth. Printed with the Golden type designed by William Morris, in red and black. Together. 8 vols., royal 4to, uniformly bound in full dark green levant morocco, gold line borders on sides and in the corners conventional clusters of inlaid white and red roses, similarly tooled backs and inside borders, doublures and flies of crimson watered silk, gilt tops.
London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1901-2
Printed at the Chiswick Press, in the manner of the Kelmscott publica tions of Morris.
734. MOTLEY (J. L.). The Works of John Lothrop Motley. Edited by William E. Griffis, George, William Curtis, and others. Portraits, illustrations, and maps. 17 vols., 8vo, buckram, gilt tops, uncut. New York: Harper & Bros., 1900 Netherlands Edition, limited to 500 copies.
735. MYSTERIES OF THE COURTS OF EUROPE. Splen didly illustrated with engraved portraits and scenes, the plates being in THREE STATES, Japan vellum, India paper, and on plate paper, the frontispieces in color. 22 vols., full crimson crushed levant morocco, the sides ornamented with geometrical gold line borders, gilt panelled backs with floral inlays, doublures of green levant with red borders, the corners heavily gold-tooled, green moiré silk flies, gilt tops, uncut. London: H. S. Nichols, n.d.
SPECIAL ISSUE ON JAPAN PAPER. Limited to only 10 sets for England and America.
The series contains the most celebrated memoirs of inner court life and scandal, including Cunningham's Life of Nell Gwynn, The Court of Napoleon, The Court of Berlin, Sweden and Denmark, Margaret de Valois, Catherine II., Louis XV and XVI, Cardinal de Retz, Empress Josephine, St. Cloud, Louis XIV, Mme. de Montespan, Henry IV, Lady Blessington, &c.
736. NAPOLEON. Letters written on Board his Majesty's Ship the Northumberland, and at Saint Helena; in which the Con
duct and Conversation of Napoleon Buonaparte and his Suite. Portrait and facsimile. 8vo, half brown polished morocco, gilt top, uncut, by Riviere. London, 1816
737. NAPOLEON. England and Napoleon in 1803; edited by Oscar Browning. Portrait inserted. 8vo, half red levant morocco extra, gilt top. London, 1887
Edited chiefly from the despatches of Lord Whitworth.
738. NAPOLEON. Bourrienne (L. A. F. de). Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, 4 vols.; Hazlitt (William), Life of Napoleon Bonaparte, 6 vols.; Junot (Mme.--Duchesse d'Abrantès), Memoirs of Napoleon and His Family. Illustrated with portraits and other plates, IN TWO STATES, on Japan vellum and on plate paper. Together, 16 vols., three-quarters crimson morocco, gilt tops, uncut. Paris & Boston: Napoleon Society, 1895 CONNOISSEUR EDITION, limited to 75 copies.
739. NAPOLEON. Sloane (Wm. Mulligan). The Life of Napoleon Bonaparte. Extensively illustrated with portraits, maps and views, many in colors. 8 vols. Imperial 8vo, full scarlet crushed levant morocco, backs and sides elaborately tooled, interlaced panel design in gilt, with inlaid lines in green and brown morocco, inside borders, watered silk doublures and end papers, gilt edges, by Baynton. Each volume enclosed in cloth slip-case. New York: The Century Co., 1896
THE FOUR VOLUMES EXTENDED TO EIGHT by the insertion of portraits, views, maps and plans, colored lithographic portraits by Delpech, colored lithographic military scenes by Delaunois, folio engravings (hinged at the center) of views, battles, colored aquatint views published by R. Bowyer, etc., the whole forming one of the most interesting_lives_of_the great Emperor possible. The FIRST EDITION of this celebrated work.
740. NAPOLEON. The Great Napoleon's Mother, by Carl Tschudi: two portraits, one inserted. 8vo, half levant morocco extra, gilt top. N. Y. (London), 1900
741. NAPOLEON. Gourgaud (General Gaspard, Baron). THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT (in French) of a portion of Napoleon's Own Memoirs, dictated to General Gourgaud at St. Helena. Written in General Gourgaud's handwriting, in ink, on 11 pages folio.
The Manuscript, headed, "ler du 18 Brumaire," describes Napoleon's arrival in France from Egypt and the inauguration of the "Consuls Provisoires," the Emperor's first move towards an absolute dictatorship.
THIS IS THE ORIGINAL DRAFT, WRITTEN PRECISELY AS DICTATED AT ST. HELENA BY NAPOLEON HIMSELF.
Many additions and alterations were made in the final text as printed in Vol. I of Gourgaud's portion of "Memoires pour servir a l'Histoire de France sous Napoleon.
742. NAPOLEON MEDALS. A Complete Collection of Napoleonic Medals in Bronze. Being 10 Medallions in Bronze, by the Celebrated Medallist, Andrieu, 1789 to 1810. On two plush lined trays, in full morocco folio case (made as a book), with large Napoleon eagles stamped on both sides of covers in gold, full gilt tooled back, with Napoleon eagles in gold, lettered. (One of the glasses slightly cracked.)
VERY RARE, and of especial value, as sets in bronze are extremely uncommon. This set is from the famous library at Holywell, formed by Thomas Pennant, the noted antiquary, traveller, and author.
The medals are as follows: 1789, Siege de la Bastille-Arrivee du roi a Paris, size 34 inches diameter; 1800, Bataille de Marengo-Passage du S. Bernard, diameter 2% inches; 1804, Napoleon I. (two examples), diameter 2 inches; 1805, Josephine, head looking to right, diameter 2 inches; 1810, Marie Louise, head looking to right, diameter 2% inches; TWO LARGE MEDALLIONS, diameter 51⁄2 inches, Napoleon I., head to left; Napoleon and Marie Louise, heads to left.
743. NELL GWYNN. The Story of, and the Sayings of Charles II; collected by Peter Cunningham; portrait and 50 inserted plates, etched by Callahan, some in proof condition. Royal 8vo, red levant morocco, by Matthews. New York, 1883
The inserted plates include a set of the Jameson Beauties.
744. NESI (JOHANNIS). Johannis Nesii Florentini Oraculum De Novo Saeculo. Colophon: Impressit ex archetypo Ter Laurentius Morgianis Anno Salutis MCCCCLXXXXVII. Octavo idus Maias. Florentiæ. 8vo, brown levant morocco extra, blind borders, gilt edges. Florence, 1497
A SUPERB COPY, with the dedication to Pico de Mirandula. The title page has been painted in gold and colors and bears a cardinal's crest. We know of no other copy of this rare specimen of incunabula in American libraries.
745. NEWBOLT (HENRY). Admirals All, and other Verses. 8vo, original boards, uncut. London, 1897
FIRST EDITION. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
THE ONLY COPY KNOWN OF THIS AMERICAN
746. NEW ENGLAND. A Right Improvement of the righteous Judgments of God, in a Few Meditations on the late Dreadful Storm which began on the 21 of October and has made great Desolation in Boston, Salem, Marblehead, and many other Places. Broadside. [Boston: 1743]
THE ONLY COPY KNOWN AND AN INTERESTING EXAMPLE OF EARLY AMER
ICAN POETRY. Not mentioned by any bibliographer and no copy located in any library in America.
AN UNKNOWN POETICAL BROADSIDE PRINTED IN BOSTON ON THE CAPTURE OF LOUISBURG
747. NEW-ENGLAND'S EBENEZER; Being a Brief and Plain Memorial of the Rise, Progress and Success of his Majesty's Forces in the late expedition against Cape Breton under the Conduct and Command of the Honourable Lieutenant General Pepperrell by Land and the Honourable Commodore Warren by Sea; Which Island with its stony Holds and Town of Louisbourg Thereon, was delivered up unto them the 17 Day of June, 1745. Broadside, measuring 1614 x 1114 inches.
Boston: Printed for and Sold by Benjamin Gray at the North Side of the Dock-Market, 1745
THE ONLY COPY KNOWN. Not in Evans and not mentioned by any bibliographer. It is also an unknown example of early American poetry. At the top of the Broadside are wood-cut portraits of General Pepperrell and Commodore Warren, executed in America and among the unrecorded specimens of early colonial portraiture. There are very few DATED Broadsides extant of this period.
748. NEW ENGLAND PRIMER. Improved for the more easy attaining the true Reading of English. To which is added, The Assembly of Divines Catechism, Etc. 18mo, original wooden boards, in morocco case.
Boston: Printed by W. M'Alpine, about Midway between the Governor's and Dr. Fardiner's, Marlborough street, 1762
The earliest edition of the New England Primer which could be traced by Mr. Paul Leicester Ford, was one printed in Boston in 1727, of which the single known copy, now in the Lenox Library, is imperfect, lacking four leaves. He knew of single copies of editions of 1737, 1738 and 1762, and from Sabin's "Dictionary of Books Relating to America" he quoted an edition of 1761, but was unable to locate a copy. He quotes also a London edition of 1767, of which the only copy known is in the Lenox library. This Boston edition of 1762 is the fifth American edition of which he could trace copies, or the sixth, counting the one described by Sabin.
A VERY UNCOMMON IMPRINT. MacAlpine was a Scotch bookbinder, who, according to Thomas, began printing in 1762.
Like most of the early "New England Primers," the volumes show hard usage. The first leaf, containing the portrait of George III, is damaged, and some leaves are frayed in the margin.
FIRST REPORT OF ENGLISH CAPTURE OF NEW YORK
749. NEW YORK. Kort en Bondigh Verhael Van't geene in den Oorlogh, tusschen en Koningh van Engelant &c. de H: M. Heeren Staten der vrye Vereenigde Nederlanden, en den Bisshop van Munster is voorgevallen. Black Letter. Engraved vignettes and folding map. Small 4to, polished calf extra, by F. Bedford. Amsterdam, voor Marcus Willemsz. Doornick, 1667
Contains the first printed report of the capture of New York by the English, and much other interesting Americana.