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BOCCACCIO (GIOVANNI). Il Decamerone di M. Giovanni Boccaccio nuovamente corretto et con diligentia stampato. 4to, full blue straight-grain morocco, gilt tooled borders of vines and grapes on the sides, watered silk linings, gilt inside borders and edges, by BOZERIAN.

Firenze per li heredi di Philippo Giunta, 1527

A GENUINE COPY OF THIS FAMOUS AND RARE EDITION, called the ventiseltana, one of the most celebrated for accuracy of the text. A fine copy, measuring 8% x5% inches. On the fly-leaf is written: "Ex. de M. Montcalm, the finest copy known." With the Hoe bookplate.

[The Decameron.]

143. BOCCACCIO (GIOVANNI). The Modell of Wit, Mirth, Eloquence, and Conuersation. Framed in Ten Dayes, of an hundred curious Pieces, by seven Honourable Ladies, and three Noble Gentlemen. Preserued to Posterity by the Renouwned Iohn Boccaccio, the first Refiner of Italian prose: And now translated into English. Woodcut title and oval woodcuts. Printed by Isaac Iaggard, for Mathew Lownes, 1625. The Decameron: Containing An hundred pleasant Nouels. Wittily discoursed, betweene seuen Honourable Ladies, and three Noble Gentlemen. The last Fiue Dayes. Woodcut title in six oval compartments, and oval woodcuts in the text. London, Printed by Isaac Iaggard, 1620. 2 vols., in one, folio, full crimson crushed levant morocco, gilt panelled back, inside dentelle borders, gilt edges, by W. Pratt. 1625-1620


144. BOCCACCIO (GIOVANNI). The Decameron, now first completely done into English Prose and Verse by John Payne. Illustrated with the Etchings of Leopold Flameng, the plates being in TWO STATES, India proofs, and proofs on plate paper. 3 vols., large 8vo, full brown levant morocco, gilt backs and inside borders, gold edges.

London: Printed by Private Subscription and for Private Circulation only, 1886

JAPAN PAPER EDITION, limited, and printed from type.

145. BOHN'S EXTRA VOLUMES. The Novels of Cervantes; The Memoirs of the Court of Charles the Second, by Count Grammont; Fairy Tales and Romances. By Count Anthony Hamilton; The Decameron of Boccaccio; The Heptameron of Margaret, Queen of Navarre; The Works of Francis Rabelais, 2 vols. 7 vols. 12mo, full blue calf, backs richly gilt, with morocco labels, gilt tops, uncut, by Riviere. London, 1846-61

Fine copies of these much sought for volumes.

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146. BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER. The Booke of Common Prayer, with the Psalter or Psalmes of David 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 reproduc tions 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 journeyed 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.

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