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the King and the Government; and Touching the Commotions now prevailing in these and other parts of America, Addressed to the People in General. "Signed in and on behalf of a meeting of the Representatives of our Religious Society, in Pennsylvania and New Jersey; held at Philadelphia, the 20th day of the first month, 1776.-John Pemberton, Clerk.' 4to, marbled boards.

Philadelphia, 1776

THE FIRST OFFICIAL PUBLIC TESTIMONIAL OF THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN OPPOSITION TO THE ACTS OF CONGRESS, addressed to the people in general. An Important Revolutionary Item. Evans cites but two known copies. While Sabin mentions the broadside form only.

An address of great historical importance, as it contains the resolve of the Convention of Quakers, who opposed any armed conflict with Great Britain. This meeting was swayed in its opinions and actions by James Pemberton, one of the most prominent men of the day, whose activity at this time, together with his secret actions against the interest of the Continental Congress placed him under suspicion, and led to his arrest and exile. EXCESSIVELY RARE.

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A GREAT RARITY IN THE ORIGINAL BINDING

772. PENHALLOW (SAMUEL). The History of the Wars of New England. With the Eastern Indians; or, a Narrative of their continued Perfidy and Cruelty from the 10th of August, 1703 to... 1726. Small 8vo, in the original panel sheep binding.

Boston: Printed by T. Fleet, 1726

A beautiful copy of this book, classed by Sabin and other American bibliographers as one of the rarest of New England imprints, and of the utmost importance. This copy contains the rare leaf of "Advertisement" at the end and measures 62x3 15/16 inches.

The author, who at the time of his death was Chief Justice of the Province of New Hampshire, was esteemed the highest authority on the Indian wars of that period.

773. [PENN (RICHARD).] Maxims and Hints for an Angler, and Miseries of Fishing. Illustrated by drawings on stone, on India paper (foxed). 12mo, cloth, uncut. London, 1833

FIRST EDITION. Scarce in this state, with India proof impressions of the plates by Seymour. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.

[PENN (WILLIAM).] England's Present Interest Discovered With Honour to the Prince and Safety to the People. Small 4to, full brown calf, Jansen style, gilt edges.

Printed in the Year 1675

A FINE COPY OF THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, with the Errata printed at the foot of the last page. There were two editions issued this year, the second having Penn's name on the title-page and the errata corrected.

775. PENNELL (JOSEPH). Modern Illustration. Profusely illustrated. 8vo, limp Japan paper covers, uncut. London, 1895

One of 125 copies on Japanese vellum. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.

776. PERCY (SHOLTO AND REUBEN). The Percy Anecdotes. Engraved titles and portraits. 20 vols. 16mo, cloth. London: George Berger, n.d.

From the estate of F. R. Halsey.

777. PEREZ (MANUEL). Farol Indiano, y guia de curas de Indios; [also] Arte de el Idioma Mexicano. 2 vols. in one. 4to, original limp vellum, with one thong fastener intact.

Mexico: Francisco de Rivera Calderon, 1713 FINE CRISP COPIES OF THESE TWO RARE WORKS. An illegible stamp of a library is on the first title margin.

778. PEROTTUS (NICOLAUS). Cornucopiæ. Colophon: Elplicit præclaru opus Nicolai Perrotti Eruditissime irri Cornucopiæ: seu Cometariorque linguæ Latina: Impressum Venetiis, per Bernardinum de Coris de Cremona. MCCCCXCII. Die XXV. Maii. Folio, old boards, leather covered, with blind, stamped ornaments. Venice: B. de Coris, 1492

The famous Venice edition of the Cornucopia. We can trace only one other copy in America.

779. PERRAULT (CHARLES). Histoire de Peau D'Ane. Printed in red and black, with frontispiece, woodcut designs and ornamental initials by Lucien Pissarro. 8vo, full levant morocco, gilt backs and covers, gilt top, uncut, with original covers bound in. London: Eragny Press, 1902

One of 230 copies printed.

780. PERSIAN MANUSCRIPT. Pilpay. Anwari Suhaili: & Paraphrase of the Fables of Pilpay. 4to, old red morocco, corner and center ornaments, Persian style. Madras, 1812

A beautifully written Manuscript, transcribed from the original in the Library of Tippoo Sultan, by order of Watkin Cunliffe, in 1812. A Manuscript note by Duncan Forbes of King's College, inserted. With the bookplate of Henry B. H. Beaufoy.

The binding is a typical specimen of the best form of Oriental workmanship and is in perfect condition.

ILLUSTRATED WITH BEAUTIFUL ETCHINGS

781. PETRONIUS. Introduction et Fragments par Jerome Doucet. With 8 very original designs by Louis Fournier exquisitely etched by Xavier Lesuer. 8vo, russet levant with large Mosaic centre Panels of Arabesque Scrolls in light brown, red and maroon levant, brown satin linings and flyleaves, gilt top, uncut, original wrappers bound in, by René Kieffer, Paris.

Librairie des Amateurs, 1902

One of 25 Copies on Japan with the Fine etchings in three states and tints. One of the most Remarkable specimens of the French Etcher's Art Produced in recent years. In a beautiful and appropriate Binding.

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FAMOUS FOR ITS SUPERB WOODCUT ILLUSTRATIONS

[NUMBER 783]

JOHN DONNE'S COPY, WITH AUTOGRAPH

782. PETRUS DE VINEIS. Epistolarum libri VI, opus Historiarum, Politicae et Juris Studiosis utilessimum etc. per Germanum Philalethan. Thick small 8vo, olive crushed levant morocco, rough gilt edges by Riviere. Ambergae. J. Schonfeldium, 1609

WITH THE EXCESSIVELY RARE AUTOGRAPH OF DR. JOHN DONNE, Dean of St. Pauls and famous metaphysical poet of the XVII Century, upon the title-page. Also has the ex-libris of the Rt. Hon. George Rose, Seeretary of the Treasury under William Pitt, etc.

SUPERB COPY OF THE FAMOUS TEWRDANNK

783. PFINTZING (MELCHIOR). Die Geuerlicheiten und eins teils der Geschichten des loblichen streitbaren und Hochberumbten Helds und Ritters Tewrdanncks. Printed in large Gothic Letter with enormous flourishes to some of the letters in the first and last lines of the text. Illustrated with 118 large and beau tiful woodcuts of Hunting Scenes, Pageants and Knightly Combats, by Hans Schaufelein. Folio, dark blue morocco, gold panelled sides, with antique ornaments in centres and back panels, gilt edges, by Bedford. Augsburg: Hans Schonsperger, 1519

ONE OF THE RAREST OF THE GREAT ILLUSTRATED WORKS OF THE EARLY SIXTEENTH CENTURY. This famous Metrical Romance of Chivalry, Allegorises the Emperor Maximilian's wedding trip to Burgundy, and, though attributed to Melchior Pfintzing, was to a large extent composed_by Maximilian himself. A special fount of type was cut for it by Jost Dienecker of Antwerp, who indulged in such enormous flourishes, chiefly to any g or h which happened to occur in the first and last lines of text in a page, that many eminent printers have imagined that the whole Book was engraved on wood. The splendid woodcuts are each six and a quarter inches high and five and a half inches broad and afford a very rich view of the Costumes and Arms of the times of Maximilian.

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784. [PIOZZI (HESTER LYNCH)]. An Attempt to Show How Far the Philosophical Notion of a Plurality of Worlds is Consistent, or not so, with the Language of the Holy Scriptures. 8vo, old half calf. London, 1801

This interesting volume belonged to Johnson's friend, Mrs. Thrale, whose marriage to Mr. Piozzi, a musician, caused the lexicographer so much regret. Mrs. Piozzi has written on a fly-leaf:

"Bought of Bull, at Bath, 5th March, 1802. H. L. Piozzi."

She has written many notes upon the margins. The anonymous author seeks to reconcile astronomy and theology. Mrs. Piozzi loses no opportunity to reprove his impiety. On one page she has written:

"I, H. L. Piozzi, do from my soul abhor and condemn those studies produced from the rotten fruit of the old forbidden tree. We were sent hither, after Adam's fall, to till the earth and not examine it. Our business is to labor. We are not properly now contemplative beings.'

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From the Harry B. Smith Collection.

785. PIRATES. A Full and True Relation of an English Vessel. Newly taken by a Company of French Pyrats: Who, after

they had cruelly Robb'd her of all her Goods, Kill'd part of her Men. But being afterwards taken by the English their Ships were ordered to Wapping Dock, and their Captains to be confined and try'd for their Lives. Small 4to, vellum. 4 leaves.

London, W. Harris (c. 1690).

An excessively rare tract, not in Hazlitt.

786. PLINY. The History of the World. Commonly called, The Naturall History of C. Plinivs Secvndvs. Translated into English by Philemon Holland. 2 vols., folio, old calf (rubbed). London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1601

A good copy of the first English Pliny, and a scarce and desirable work. It was Holland's most popular translation and was dedicated to Sir Robert Cecil, "Principall Secretarie to the Queens Maiestie."

FIRST EDITION OF POE'S TAMERLANE

787. [POE (EDGAR ALLAN).] Tamerlane and Other Poems. By a Bostonian. 40 pages, 12mo, original paper wrappers. In a crimson straight-grain morocco case.

Boston: Calvin S. Thomas, 1827

FIRST EDITION. The most desired treasure of the collector of First Editions. Four copies are known to us: one in the British Museum, without wrappers; another copy, without wrappers, owned in Philadelphia; a copy, complete, with wrappers, but bound, in Mr. Huntington's library, and this copy, the most desirable of all, complete, with wrappers, and untouched by the binder. In Mr. Halsey's collection, the great library of a great collector, this was the most treasured volume. the estate of F. R. Halsey.

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THE ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT OF THE FIRST DRAFT OF EDGAR ALLAN POE'S STORY "MORELLA”

788. POE (EDGAR ALLAN). The original manuscript of the first draft of "Morella." Written on both sides of a folio sheet of paper. Unsigned and undated, but written in Baltimore about 1833.

One of the tales of the Folio Club, submitted in a competition to the Baltimore "Saturday Visitor," and containing an original (and partly unpublished) poem.

ONE OF THE MOST PRECIOUS EDGAR ALLAN POE MANUSCRIPTS EVER OFFERED FOR SALE, CONTAINING SEVERAL FEATURES THAT AT ONCE ASSIGN IT TO A PLACE OF THE UTMOST IMPORTANCE AND VALUE.

Closely and beautifully written in ROMAN CHARACTER-in imitation of printing-a feature adopted by Poe in HIS EARLIER WRITINGS, which adds great interest TO THE ABOVE MANUSCRIPT, AS IT IS SAID TO BE ONE OF THE FEW SPECIMENS OF ITS KIND EXTANT. EXHAUSTIVE SEARCH HAS FAILED TO REVEAL ANOTHER, EITHER IN A PUBLIC OR PRIVATE COLLECTION, OR SOLD BY AUCTION. THE POEM IS UNPUBLISHED.

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