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wide ornamental borders on sides, inside gilt borders, and gilt edges. Cambridge: Printed by John Baskerville, Printer to the University, 1763.
A good copy; the sides and edges are a little rubbed.
Contains the List of Subscribers.
BASKERVILLE. See also 3, 508.
BEARDSLEY (Aubrey). A Book of FIFTY DRAWINGS. A Second Book of Fifty Drawings. 29 Illustrated. 4to, uniform red cloth with Beardsley designs in gilt, 2 vols. 1897–99. £5/15/First editions.
BEARDSLEY (Aubrey). UNCOLLECTED WORK. With an introduction by C. Lewis Hind. 30 Demy 4to. 1925.
One of a limited edition of 110 numbered copies.
BEARDSLEY. See also 439.
BEATTIE (James) 1735-1803. Scottish Poet.
An interesting manuscript on nine quarto sheets of paper, entitled "On the Lawfulness and Expediency of Slavery, particularly that of the Negroes". The article, neatly written in Dr. Beattie's very clear handwriting, is dated 1778. £8/8/[BECKFORD (William)]. AN ARABIAN TALE, from an Unpublished Manuscript: With 32 Notes Critical and Explanatory. 1786.
8vo, original calf, gilt, joints very neatly strengthened.
A unique copy of the first edition of "Vathek", being that actually owned by the author, and sold at the Beckford sale in 1882 [lot 726]. The copy is of added interest as having been annotated by Stephen Weston, the "Classic Weston" of George Steevens. Weston's notes, criticising Henley's printed notes on "Vathek", are of considerable interest; he (Weston) says: "Mr. H. seems not to understand Arabic . . . it seems by the cruel way in which the Arabic terms are disfigured that Mr. H. was not in the secret of the original,"
Weston has also inserted a few paper slips giving suggested alternatives to certain portions of the text.
European literature can produce few works of fiction which impress the imagination so powerfully as "Vathek”.
BECKFORD. See also 15, 110, 130, 132, 249, 324.
BEEDOME (Thomas). SELECTED POEMS. Edited by Francis Meynell.
Limited edition of 1250 copies, published by The Nonesuch Press.
BEERBOHM (Max). SEVEN MEN.
Sq. cr. 8vo. 1919.
First issue of the first edition.
Presentation copy, signed, with an inscription, from the author.
BENTHAM (Jeremy). PANOPTICON: Postscript; Part II.: Containing a Plan of Manage- 35 ment for a Panopticon Penitentiary-House.
Sm. 8vo, original wrappers, edges entirely uncut. 1791.
A most interesting association copy, presented, with full inscription, to Maria Edgeworth, the novelist.
36 BERNIER (F.). HISTORY OF THE LATE REVOLUTION OF THE EMPIRE OF THE GREAT MOGOL.
An exact description of Delhi and Agra and of the customs of the heathen. With a continuation of the Memoirs particularly of a Voyage made by the Great Mogul to Kachemire, the Paradise of Indostan.
4 vols. in 3, post 8vo, green morocco, panelled sides and gilt edges. 1671–72. £4/10/37 BIBLIA AMICORUM. A sixteenth-century Album of beautifully-drawn full-length portraits, coats-of-arms, and emblems, all in brilliant colours and in most cases heightened with gold and silver. Once the proud possession of an important Fleming, this little volume contains portraits and armorials relating to most of the well-known families in sixteenthcentury Flanders. Work in albums of this kind is usually of high standard, and in this volume it is exceptionally so.
The drawings bear dates from 1581 to 1596, and comprise:
17 portrait costume plates, 32 large armorial plates, 4 other drawings of emblems, etc., and 4 engraved portraits.
Sm. 8vo. (63′′ × 41′′), well bound in black straight-grained morocco, gilt, g.e. £65|-|-
The following are a few names selected at random from this work:
Simon Arentz, C. Breydel, Cranendonck, De Roeck, Franciscus du Pin, Cornelius
English owners, with signatures, include John B. Inglis and Augustus de Morgan.
[See illustration on Front Cover.]
38 BINDING. DISCORSI POLITICI DI PAOLO PARUTA.
4to, red morocco, gilt, with the arms, on both covers, of de Thou and his first wife, and initials in each of the panels on back. Nocolini: Venice, 1599.
Choice specimen of binding, from the Holford Library.
39 BINDING. COMBER (Thomas; D.D.). A COMPANION TO THE TEMPLE, or, Help to Devotion.
2 vols., folio, contemporary crimson morocco, beautifully tooled to a "cottage" pattern, gilt edges. 1684-1702.
Preserved in a padded case.
A beautiful specimen of English binding, from the Earl of Abingdon's library, with book-plate.
The two volumes are obviously intended to be bound alike, but the pattern is not exactly the same on both, perhaps owing to their having been bound at the different years of the publication of the volumes.
[See illustration No. 1.]
40 BIRDS, A GENERAL SYNOPSIS OF, by John Latham.
With coloured vignette, titles, and full-page coloured plates. 8 vols., 4to, contemporary
from freshly-printed and still wet proofs. These plates, which have no plate marks nor printed titles, face, of course, in the opposite direction to those which are found in the ordinary edition of the work.
A few of these plates, from an ordinary copy, are loosely inserted, and show by contrast what brilliant and effective colourings have been used for those in these special copies of the work.
According to Lowndes, who does not, however, appear to have noticed that the plates are counter-proofs, the colouring of these few special copies was done by a Miss Stone. PETRI BIZZARI VARIA OPUSCULA, quorum indicem sequens pagina demonstrabit. Sm. 8vo, citron morocco, gilt [by Mackenzie]. Venice [Aldus], 1565. "Ce rare volume."-RENOUARD.
BLAKE. THE Writings of WILLIAM BLAKE. Edited by Geoffrey Keynes.
Portrait and illustrations. 3 vols., 4to, marbled boards, with parchment backs, as issued. London: The Nonesuch Press, 1925.
Limited edition of 1500 copies, printed on Vidalon hand-made paper.
BLUNDEN. THE HARBINGERS. Poems, by E. C. Blunden, Late of Christ's Hospital. 24mo, calf, gilt. 1916.
The first edition. Presentation copy from the author to another poet of distinction, with inscription on the title-page in Mr. Blunden's beautiful calligraphy.
BLAKE. THE WORKS OF WILLIAM BLAKE. Poetic, Symbolic, and Critical. Edited with 43 Lithographs of the Illustrated "Prophetic Books", and a Memoir and Interpretation by Edwin John Ellis and William Butler Yeats.
Portrait. 3 vols., imp. 8vo, publishers' half morocco, gilt as issued. London: Quaritch, 1893.
One of fifty sets printed on large paper. Very scarce.
A very desirable association copy, Mr. Yeats having written, on the fly-leaf, a fifteenline, and most amusing, description of how the book came to be published.
BLAKE. See also 182.
BLUNDEN (Edmund). THE WAGGONER, AND OTHER POEMS.
Fcap. 8vo. 1920.
The first edition. The first issue, with uncut edges, the covers a little faded. Presentation copy from the author, with long inscription.
The first edition. One of 310 numbered copies printed at the Beaumont Press. Presentation copy from the author, with inscription.
GOVERNE WELL OUGHT TO HAVE.
Small 8vo, old-style mottled calf, gilt. London: William Seres, (c. 1570). £8/8/Dedicated to the Earl of Leycester, whose armorial device appears on the verso of the title-page.
BLUNDEN (Edmund). TO NATURE. New Poems. With Cover Decoration and Initial 46 Letters designed by Randolph Schwabe.
[BLUNDEVILLE (Thomas)]. A VERY BRIEFE AND PROFITABLE TREATISE DECLARING 47 HOWE MANY COUNSELLS, AND WHAT MANER OF COUNSELERS A PRINCE THAT WILL
The title-page is hinged and one tear in it is mended; otherwise the copy is in very clean and good condition.
Not in Pollard and Redgrave.
48 BOCCACCIO. THE DECAMERON, or Ten Days' Entertainment of Boccace. Translated from the Italian. 1741.
With portrait after Raphael and ten full-page plates by Stothard, beautifully engraved
The text lacks signature Gg 4 and 5. Only six sets of the delightful Stothard plates were
49 BODONI. POESIE DI GIROLAMO ORTI, VERONESE.
12mo, original boards, with paper label, edges uncut. Parma: Co' Tipi Bodoniani, 1804. £21-1
BODONI. See also 193, 245.
50 BOJARDO (Matteo M.). ORLANDO INNAMORATO. Rifatto da Francesco Berni. Parigi, 1768.
Portrait. 4 vols., 12mo, original red morocco, extra, with marbled ends and gilt edges.
Fine set, bound in the style of Derome.
51 BOSCAN. LAS OBRAS DE BOSCAN, Y ALGUNAS DE GARCILASSO DE LA VEGA, repartidas en quatro libros. Emendadas agora nuevamente, y restituidas a su integridad. 24mo, morocco, gilt. Anvers: Pedro Bellero, 1597.
A few margins slightly stained at the top; otherwise a neat little copy, exceedingly well bound.
52 BOSSUET (J. B.). ORAISONS FUNÈBRES.
Portrait. 3 vols. in 2. 8vo, crimson morocco, gilt, the sides having triple borders in gilt and blind, the edges gilt. London: S. Bagster, 1807.
Fine copy, printed on large paper.
53 BOSWELL (James). AN ACCOUNT OF CORSICA, THE JOURNAL OF A TOUR TO THAT ISLAND, AND MEMOIRS OF PASCAL PAOLI.
The third edition. Corrected. Engraved portrait, vignette title-page, and folding-map.
54 BOSWELL. 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. By James Boswell, Esq.
Portrait, etc. 2 vols., 4to, contemporary calf, gilt. London: Printed by Henry
The first edition. A nice copy, from Lord Eardley's library, with book-plate.
[BRAITHWAITE (Richard)]. BARNABEES JOURNALL, Under the Names of Mirtilus and 55 Faustulus shadowed: for the Travellers Solace lately published, to most apt numbers reduced, and to the old Tune of Barnabe commonly chanted. By Corymbaeus. Title-page and text in Latin and English. Sm. 8vo, crimson levant, extra, with gilt edges, by Bedford. [London: John Haviland, 1638]. £18/-/The first edition. The frontispiece by Marshall is in facsimile and a few margins are renewed; otherwise the copy is clean and sound.
In the second and third editions of this work the author's name was given as Barnaby Harrington; but in 1818 Joseph Haslewood succeeded in identifying the right author. The book is, of course, Braithwaite's best-known work, and one of the most famous records in verse of English travel.
BRETT YOUNG (Francis). THE TRAGIC BRIDE. .
First edition. Cr. 8vo, original cloth. Stain on back cover.
BRIDGES (Robert). THE FEAST OF BACCHUS.
4to, boards, with parchment back, as issued. Privately printed by H. Daniel, Oxford, 1889.
The first edition. One of 105 numbered copies printed at The Daniel Press. BRIDGES (Robert). EDEN, An Oratorio. Set to Music by C. V. Stanford.
Fcap. 8vo, original boards. 1891.
First edition. One of 110 numbered copies, printed on hand-made paper. A short post card, written by Dr. Bridges, and signed with initials, is inserted.
BRIDGES (Robert). THE TAPESTRY. Poems.
Roy. 8vo, original marbled boards, in cardboard slip-in case, as issued. 1925. £6/6/Limited edition of 150 copies, privately printed.
Inserted is an interesting 24-page autograph letter from Dr. Bridges, fully signed.
BRIDGES (Robert). THE NECESSITY OF POETRY. An Address given to the Tredegar and 59 District Co-operative Society, Nov. 22, 1917.
Fcap. 8vo, wrappers, as issued. Oxford, 1918.
The first edition. From Henry Festing Jones's library, with an autograph letter to him from the late Poet Laureate inserted. Dr. Bridges, in this letter, thanks Festing Jones for sending him a book about Samuel Butler "as one of his old friends".
Portrait. Fcap. 8vo. Oxford, 1925.
One of 106 numbered copies printed on hand-made paper and signed by the author.
BRIDGES (Robert). New Verse, Written in 1921. With the Other Poems of that Year 61 and a few earlier Pieces.
The BRITISH ESSAYISTS. With Prefaces, Biographical, Historical, and Critical. By James 62 Ferguson.
Engraved portraits. 40 vols., fcap. 8vo, contemporary straight grained crimson morocco, the backs and sides gilt and blind-tooled, the edges gilt, 1823.
An exceedingly decorative set.
BROME (Alexander). SONGS AND POEMS.
The second edition corrected and enlarged. Engraved portrait by Loggan. Sm. 8vo, green levant, with raised bands on back, diamond-shaped design on sides, and gilt