Immagini della pagina
PDF
ePub

An excellent new Commedie,

Intituled:

The Conflict of Conscience.

CONTAYNINGE,

A most lamentable example,of the dole-
full desperation of a miferable wozly,
linge, termed, by the name of
PHILOLOGYS, who forfooke the
trueth of Gods Gospel,for

feare of the loffc of
Jyfe,& worldly
goods.

Compiled, by Nathaniell

Woodes.Minifter, in
Norwich.:

The Actors names,deuided into fix partes, most con-
uenient for fuch as be difpofed,either to show this Comedie in
priuate houses,or otherwife.

[blocks in formation]

Printed,by Richarde Bradocke

dwelling in Aldermanburie, a little aboue the
Conduict. Anno 1581.

Facsimile of title page of No. 652

652

A SIXTEENTH CENTURY ENGLISH MORALITY PLAY:
"THE CONFLICT OF CONSCIENCE," ONE OF THE

FIRST HISTORICAL PLAYS IN THE
ENGLISH LANGUAGE

WOODES, NATHANIEL. An excellent new Commedie, Intituled: The Conflict of Conscience. Contayninge, A most lamentable example, of the dolefull desperation of a miserable wordlinge, termed, by the name of Philologvs, who forsooke the trueth of Gods Gospel, for feare of the losse of lyfe, & worldly goods. Compiled by Nathaniell Woodes. Small 4to, blue levant morocco, gilt, inside borders gilt, gilt edges, by Bedford. At London: Printed, by Richarde Bradocke dwelling in Aldermanburie, a little above the Conduict. Anno 1581.

EXCESSIVELY RARE, as the Early Morality plays rarely if ever occur

for sale.

This is probably the last play of the kind written in England, and it is one of the most curious. There are sixteen dramatis personae, but these parts are to be played by six actors.

Not in the Hoe or Huth collections. It is one of the most important plays in English dramatic history. (See Collier's Dramatic Poetry, Vol. II, p. 357). IT IS AMONG THE FIRST PLAYS IN THE ENGLISH LANGUAGE WHERE AN HISTORICAL CHARACTER IS INTRODUCED.

653

654

A GIFT TO THE POET'S NEPHEW WITH
AUTOGRAPH CORRECTIONS

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Miscellaneous Poems of. . . 4 vols., 12mo, original calf, enclosed in two half morocco slip cases. London, 1820. $175.00

PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: "From the Author to his nephew, John Wordsworth, August, 1820."

These volumes also contain MS. corrections in pencil by the Author.

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. Selections from the Poems of. . . 12mo, original calf, enclosed in blue morocco solander case. London, 1834. $175.00

PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: "To Mary Talfourd from her friend, Wm. Wordsworth. London, May 20, 1839."

THE POET'S OWN COPY OF HIS WORKS

655 WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works of. 7 vols., 12mo, full calf. London: 1842-'43.

$125.00

WORDSWORTH'S OWN COPY inscribed: "William Wordsworth, Nov'r, 7th, 1844. Cambridge."

656

657

658

659

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. The Poetical Works of.

6 vols., 12mo, original cloth, uncut. London: 1843. $125.00
"William Wordsworth, Rydal

PRESENTATION COPY inscribed:
Mount, Dec'r 1849."

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. THE ORIGINAL AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF A POEM "As the Ample Moon." 15 lines written in ink, signed and dated, all in Wordsworth's hand-writing, 1 page, 8vo. "Rydal Mount, Jany, 1838."

$200.00

This interesting item appears in an Album of "Autographs in original composition: collected by William Ball, 1823," 8vo, original calf extra. It is apparently unpublished!

RARE WORDSWORTH BOOKS

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. Lyrical Ballads, with Pastoral and other Poems. 2 vols., 12mo, original boards, entirely uncut. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1805.

Extremely rare in the original boards, uncut.

WORDSWORTH WILLIAM.

$65.00

Concerning the Relations of Great Britain, Spain, and Portugal. as affected by the Convention of Cintra. 8vo, full polished calf, gilt, t. e. g., uncut. By Riviere. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809.

THE FIRST EDITION. VERY RARE.

$45.00

660

661

PRESENTATION COPY OF "THE EXCURSION"

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM.

The Excursion, being a

portion of The Recluse, A Poem. 4to, old calf. London: 1814. $265.00 PRESENTATION COPY inscribed: "To John Davy, M. D., as a token of grateful respect from his friend Wm. Wordsworth. Rydal Mount, 25th Dec'r, 1843."

WORDSWORTH, WILLIAM. A Letter to a Friend of Robert Burns: occasioned by an Intended Re-publication of The Account of the Life of Burns, by Dr. Currie. 8vo, half morocco. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. $67.50

A beautiful tribute to Burns, in which he asks Gilbert Burns to defend his much maligned brother's character.

662

663

AN EXTREMELY RARE VOLUME OF ENGLISH POETRY

WORTLEY, SIR FRANCIS. Characters and Elegies, by Francis Wortley, Knight and Baronet Small 4to, large copy in half Russia. Printed in the year 1646. $60.00

Very fine copy of this scarce and interesting poetical volume, which was privately printed; contains, among others, an interesting elegy on Francis Quarles.

This work is enumerated among the very scarce books in Cole's Bibliographical Tour, and it is mentioned by Payne Collier among the Rarest Books in the English language.

WITH THE EXQUISITE MEZZOTINT PORTRAIT

WYCHERLEY, WILLIAM. Miscellany Poems: as Satyrs, Epistles, Love-Verses, Songs, Sonnets, &c. (FRONTISPIECE PORTRAIT BY SMITH AFTER SIR PETER LELY.) Small folio, old calf. London: Printed for C. Brome, and others, 1704. $125.00

A remarkably fine copy with a brilliant impression of the portrait, the finest that has appeared in a printed book.

« IndietroContinua »