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146. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The / Booke of / Common / Prayer, with the/ Psalter or Psalmes / of David of that Translation which is appointed to be used in Churches. Title within woodcut border. Folio, full sprinkled calf, gilt edges, by Wallis & Lloyd.

London: Imprinted by Robert Barker, Printer to the

Kings most Excellent Maiestie, 1616

VERY RARE EDITION, which is not mentioned by Lowndes.


147. BOOK OF CHRISTIAN PRAYERS, collected out of the Ancient Writers, and best learned in our Time; worthy to be read with an earnest minde of all christians in these daungerous and troublesome daies, that God for Christs sake will stil be merciful unto us. BLACK LETTER. Full length Woodcut portrait of Queen Elizabeth at her Devotions, elaborate woodcut border to title, and woodcut borders in the style of Durer, Cranach and Holbein to each page of text, containing Dances of Death, Portraits of the Saints, Biblical Incidents and numerous Grotesque Subjects, with Dayes fine full page woodcut device on last page. 8vo, fine old English black morocco, gilt edges.

At London: Printed by John Daye, 1578

KNOWN AS QUEEN ELIZABETH'S PRAYER BOOK. The only Early English Devotional Book issued in the style of the French Books of Hours, produced by the Hardouyns, Simon Vostre, Kerver, and Geoffrey Tory of Paris. Two of the Holbein borders were used by Francis Douce in his "Illustrations of the Clowns and Fools of Shakespeare." The ten-page preface, To the Christian Reader," is signed Richard Daye and the Authorship is sometimes attributed to him and John Foxe.


148. BOOKBINDING. La Reliure de Luxe. Le Livre et l'Amateur, par L. Derome: numerous illustrations from the designs of Fraipont, Kurner, Perret &c. Royal 8vo., brown levant morocco gilt, gilt top, uncut edges, by Zaehnsdorf. Paris, 1888

The illustrations cover the entire field of design, both classic and modern.

149. BOOKBINDING, etc. Some Minor Arts as Practised in England. By A. H. Church, W. Y. Fletcher, and others. Profusely illustrated with full-page plates and text cuts, some in color. Folio, cloth, gilt edges. New York, 1894

From the estate of F. R. Halsey.

150. BOOKCASES. Five mahogany bookcases, each divided into 4 compartments, with the same number of drawers at the bottom. The fronts decorated with columns having brass capitals,

with carved decorations extending the full length, above the doors. Uniform in design, all 6 feet in height; they are made to form 3 units. The total length of the 3 cases is 34 feet 8 inches, and are glazed.

Very finely constructed and handsome cases, which may be used in 3 sections, or could be finished to be used separately. One or two of the corners have been knocked in moving but would not require much repairing.

151. BOSWELL (JAMES). The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D. Comprehending An Account of his Studies and Numerous Works, in chronological order; A series of his Epistolary Correspondence and Conversations with many eminent persons; and various Original Pieces of his Composition, never before published: The Whole exhibiting a View of Literature and Literary Men in Great Britain for near half a century during which he flourished. With copious Notes and Biographical Illustrations by Malone. SPLENDIDLY EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED WITH 231 Portraits, Views, Facsimiles, &c., many of the plates being hand-colored. 4 vols., thick 8vo, full green crushed levant morocco, the sides and panelled backs ornamented with geometrical designs in gold and blind tooling, inside borders, gilt edges, silk markers. London, 1823

152. BOSWELL (JAMES). The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D., including a Journal of his Tour to the Hebrides. With numerous additions and notes, by the Right Hon. John Wilson Croker. To which are added two supplementary volumes of Johnsoniana. Beautifully illustrated with engraved title-pages, frontispieces, and plates, mainly by Finden. 10 vols., 12mo, full russet calf, gilt backs, gilt tops, uncut. London: Murray, 1844

A fine set of this very desirable edition.


153. BOWDLER (MISS). Poems and Essays. 8vo, full panelled calf, Etruscan design on sides, emblematic gilt tooling on back, gilt edges (top of back a little worn).

Bath: Printed by R. Crutwell, 1797

WITH A FORE-EDGE PAINTING representing Lyon House, the seat of the Duke of Northumberland, on the Thames. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.

154. BRANTOME. Lives of Fair and Gallant Ladies; translated by A. R. Alinson. 2 vols. 8vo, flexible levant morocco, gilt edges. Carrington; Paris, 1901

India paper copy.

155. [BRATHWAITE (RICHARD)]. Art Asleepe Husband? A Boulster Lecture; stored with all variety of witty jeasts, merry

Tales, and other pleasant passages; Extracted from the choicest flowers of philosophy, Poetry, ancient and moderne History. Engraved title by Marshall. Full dark green morocco, gilt back and sides, gilt edges.

London, Printed by R. Bishop, for R. B. or his Assignes, Fine copy of the first edition.


156. BRAY (MRS). Life of Thomas Stothard, with Personal Reminiscences. Illustrated with portrait and numerous reproductions from his works. Square 8vo, full russet calf, gilt back, fillet borders on sides, gilt edges, by Riviere.

London: Murray, 1851

Fine copy of the FIRST EDITION, with the illustrations in sepia.

157. BRETON (NICHOLAS). The Sovles Harmony. The ninth edition, printed in Black Letter. Small 8vo, full maroon levant morocco, gilt back, gilt fillet sides, gilt edges (title wanting). [Printed by Elizabeth Purslow, 1635]

EXCESSIVELY RARE. The Huth copy was described as the only copy known. This is a poem in stanzas of four lines, having three stanzas on each page, followed by a couplet. The first edition was in 1602, and all trace of intermediate impressions has disappeared.


158. BREVARD (JOSEPH). ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT DIARY kept by Joseph Brevard whilst on a Tour from Camden, S. C., to New York. Joseph Brevard was brother of Dr. Ephraim Brevard, the Secretary of the Mecklenburgh Convention and the actual Author of the Declaration of Independence which anticipated by more than a year the formal Declaration of Independence. When the British invaded the Southern States the Brevard family consisting of seven brothers joined the Continental Forces. The author of this Diary was appointed Colonel and fought at the battle of Camden. Subsequently he became the First Chief Justice of South Carolina, and First President of the Order of the Cincinnati in that State. Oblong 12mo, original sheep, in red morocco solander


A HIGHLY INTERESTING JOURNAL, commencing June 22, 1791, when he left Camden in company with John Stark, Mr. Bird, a recruiting Officer of the Federal Troops; Andrew Bay and Mr. Hugh Young. They jour neyed to Charleston, where he received his Diploma as a Member of the Society of the Cincinnati, and attended a Dinner of that Order. He describes the first view of Philadelphia as striking the party with "wonder and delight.'' Schuylkill, as "a very romantically improved place diversified by art as well as by Nature"; Newcastle, as "an oldfashioned little place, the Inhabitants of which are said to be remarkable for their Idleness and Extravagance.'

He describes the towns and cities passed through with remarkable detail, and a quaint humor. His description of Passaic Falls occupies about eight pages of the Journal.

Reaching New York, he took lodging at 15 Wall Street. Dined in company with General Gates and Baron Steuben, and "walked out in the evening round the Ramparts and up into the City.' The following day he went "in company with Mr. Chew and his Lady to view the City Hall, the Governor's House and other buildings. The City Hall stands in Wall Street in Centre between the two rivers. There is two pieces of painting there done by Trumbull, one of the President at the surrender of New York... the other of Gov. Clinton at the taking of Fort Washing. ton."

The Journal extends over a period of 100 days and gives an uninterrupted narrative of his life in Charleston, S. C., Philadelphia, New York and many smaller places, and is written on 39 pages.

At the end is an account of what the writer calls his "Northern Expedition" which is figured up in Dollars, Silver Dollars, Pistoles, English and French Guineas, the total coming to about $600 for the entire trip.

On the six following pages is a List of Negro Slaves belonging to him, the value of which is supposed to be $13,400. The remaining pages are occupied with a Catalogue of his Library, taken August, 1794, with their costs. The books and pamphlets include the names of many American Works of great rarity to-day.

159. BRITISH CLASSICS. Comprising: The Tatler, 4 vols.; The Spectator, 8 vols.; The Guardian, 2 vols.; The Rambler, 4 vols. ; The Adventurer, 4 vols.; The Idler, 2 vols. Engraved titles and plates. 24 vols. 12mo, full maroon straight-grain morocco, gilt backs and sides, gilt edges.

London: Printed by C. Whittingham, 1803

Fine set. From the estate of F. R. Halsey, with bookplates.

160. BRITISH POETS (THE). With Memoirs, Critical Dissertations, and Explanatory Notes by the Rev. George Gilfillan. Numerous portraits. 48 vols. 8vo, full green morocco, gilt edges. Edinburgh, 1853-60

A fine set of this interesting series. From the F. R. Halsey estate, with bookplates.

161. [BRONTË (CHARLOTTE)]. Jane Eyre: An Autobiography. By Currer Bell. 3 vols. original cloth, uncut.

London, 1848

The SECOND EDITION, with the new preface in which first appeared her eulogistic dedication to Thackeray. INSERTED IS A 1 P. A. L. S. FROM THACKERAY TO W. S. WILLIAMS referring to the above:-"I am quite vexed that by some blundering of mine I sh'd have delayed answering Currer Bell's enormous compliment so long. I didn't know what to say in reply: it quite flustered and upset me—is it true I wonder?" etc., etc.; also a 3 PP. A. L. S. FROM CHARLOTTE BRONTË TO MISS ELLEN NUSSEY in which she writes in part, "As to being happy-I am under scenes and circumstances of excitement-but I suffer acute pain sometimes -mental pain-I mean. At the moment Mr. Thackeray presented himself I was thoroughly faint from inanition-having eaten nothing since a very slight breakfast-and it was then seven o'clock in the evening-excitement and exhaustion together made savage work of me that eveningwhat he thought of me I cannot tell. . . . (A small part of the last leaf has been cut out). Two remarkably interesting letters.

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