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19. ARISTOTLE. Monsieur Rapin's Reflections on Aristotle's Treatise of Poesie. Made English by Mr. Rymer. 12mo, old half calf.
20. ARMINIUS (JAMES). The Life and Death of James Arminius, and Simon Episcopius. Professors of Divinity in the University of Leyden in Holland. Both of them famous Defenders of the Doctrine of Gods Universal Grace, and Sufferers for it. With brilliant portraits of each. 12mo, original calf. London, 1672
FIRST EDITION. Rare with the portraits in such brilliant state.
21. ATKIN (G. DUCKWORTH). House Scraps. Numerous illustrations. Svo, cloth. London: Privately printed, 1887
22. AUDSLEY (W. & G.). ing in the Mediaeval Styles. Folio, cloth, gilt top.
Polychromatic Decoration as applied to Build-
23. AUDUBON (JOHN J.). The Birds of America, from Drawings made in the United States and their Territories. Illustrated with 500 finely colored plates of Birds. 7 vols., royal 8vo, original sheep (Vol. 1, together with a few plates in one or two of the other volumes marred by dampness).
New York, 1840-1844
A large copy of the Rare First Octavo Edition. The plates in this issue are much more brilliant than those in the re-issue of a later date.
With bookplate of Charles A. Clinton.
24. AUTHENTIC MEMOIRS of the Green-Room, of 1799, 1800, 1801, 1802, and 1803. Containing the Lives of all the Performers of the TheatresRoyal, Drury-Lane, Convent-Garden, and the Hay-Market. Illustrated with portraits of Mrs. Jordan and Mrs. Powell, Miss de Camp, Miss Murray, Mrs. Billington, and Mrs. Johnston. 12mo, full green levant morocco, gilt back, gilt edges. London, n.d.
25. AUTOGRAPHS. A Collection of 45 Autograph Letters of Celebrated Female Authors, some of them being accompanied by portraits. Inlaid and bound in one quarto volume, half red straight-grain morocco.
A very fine collection, comprising: Grace Aguilar, letter and portrait; Joanna Baillie, letter and portrait; Mrs. Barbauld, letter and portrait; Miss Mary Berry, letter and portrait; Countess of Blessington, letter and portrait; Mary Cowden Clarke, letter and portrait; Eliza Cook, poem and portrait; Dinah M. Craik, poem and portrait, also A. L. S.; Elizabeth Fry, letter and portrait; Catherine F. Gore, letter and portrait; Felicia Hemans, letter and portrait; Mrs. Hofland, letter and portrait; Jean Ingelow, letter and portrait; Anna Jameson, letter and portrait; L. E. Landor, poem and portrait; Florence Island, letter and portrait;. Harriet Martineau; Miss Mary Russell Mitford; Hannah More; 66 Mrs. Norton. 'Ouida"; Miss Pardoe; Adelaide
Procter; Agnes Strickland; Mrs. Gaskell, and others.
26. AUTOGRAPHS. Facsimiles of Autographs of Eminent Persons, ineluding Napoleon, Laurence Sterne, William Penn, Dean Swift, Horace Walpole, and many others. Plates and vignettes. 4to, half calf, No title.
The volume is lettered on back: "Smith's Historical and Literary Curiosities." With bookplate of Charles A. Clinton.
27. BACK (CAPTAIN). Narrative of the Arctic Land Expedition to the Mouth of the Great Fish River, and along the shores of the Arctic Ocean, in the Years 1833, 1834, and 1835. Folding map. 8vo, boards, uncut (back loose). Phila. 1836
28. BALDWIN (EDWARD). Fables Ancient and Modern. Adapted for the Use of Children from Three to Eight Years of Age. Adorned with 73 copper-plates [attributed to William Blake]. 3 vols. in one, 12mo, full red straight-grain morocco, gilt top, uncut. London, 1805
29. BALE (JOHN). Illvstrivm Maioris Britanniae Scriptorvm, Summarium. Woodcut on title, and ornamental woodcut initials. Small 4to, original vellum. Vesaliae, 1549 FIRST EDITION, containing 5 Centuries. SUPPOSED TO BE THE FIRST BOOK PRINTED IN IPSWICH. This work may be considered as the foundation of English Biography, and as such, valuable. The "Additio," (sigs. Rrr and Sss) is not found in all copies. A fine sound copy. Rare.
30. BALZAC (HONORE DE). Novels. Translated by Ellen Marriage. With Introduction and Prefaces by George Saintsbury. Illustrated. 39 vols.; Correspondence of Balzac, 2 vols.; Life of Balzac. By Frederick Wedmore. First Edition, London, 1890. Together 42 vols. 8vo, cloth, leather labels. London and N. Y., v.d.
Fine set, including the "Droll Stories" and the Dramas.
31. BANCROFT (AARON). The Life of George Washington, First President of the United States. 2 vols. 16mo, old calf (one cover loose).
32. BANDELLO (MATTEO). Twelve Stories selected and done into English. With a Memoir of the Author, by Percy Pinkerton. Square 8vo, half brown morocco, gilt top, uncut. London, 1895
33. BARBER (JOHN W.). Historical Collections of Massachusetts. Map and plates. 8vo, original sheep (some pp. foxed). Worcester, 1839
34. BARTOLOZZI and his Works. By Andrew W. Tuer. A Biographical and Descriptive Account of the Life and Career of Francesco Bartolozzi. Fine engraved title. 8vo, full parchment, silk ties, gilt top, uncut.
Limited Edition of 500 copies, signed by the author.
35. BARTRAM (WILLIAM). Travels through North and South Carolina, Georgia, East and West Florida, the Cherokee Country, the Extensive Territories of the Muscogulges, or Creek Confederacy and the Country of the Choctaws. Map and 7 plates (lacks portrait). FIRST EDITION. 8vo, calf.
36. BEAUJOUR (FELIX DE). Aperçu des États-Unis au commencement du XIXe siècle, depuis 1800 jusqu'en 1810. Avec des Tables statistiques, 8vo, half calf. Paris, 1814
37. BEAUX AND BELLES of England. Includes Jesse's Life of Beau Brummell, Biography of Lord Chesterfield; Life of Nell Gwynn, by Cunningham; Memoirs of Count Grammont, by Hamilton; Lives of the Sheridans, by Percy Fitzgerald, Boaden's Life of Mrs. Siddons, and others. Portraits, views, and other illustrations, some in colors. 29 vols. 8vo, full lavender morocco, gilt back and sides, gilt tops, uncut. Grolier Society, n.d.
Edition de Luxe, limited.
38. BELKNAP (JEREMY). American Biography: or, An Historical Account of those persons who have been distinguished in America, as Adventurers, Statesmen, Philosophers, Divines, Warriors, Authors and other remarkable characters. 2 vols. 8vo, original sheep (hinges weak). Boston, 1794
39. BELLOC (HILAIRE). Danton: A Study. Portrait. FIRST EDITION. Svo, cloth, gilt top, uncut. London, 1899
12mo, London, 1900
40. BENNETT (ARNOLD). Polite Farces for the Drawing-room. cloth, gilt top, uncut (front cover bent).
41. BENNETT original cloth, uncut.
(ARNOLD). Hilda Lessways. FIRST
42. BENTLEY (SAMUEL). Poems on Various Occasions: Consisting of Original Pieces and Translations. Engraved vignette on title. 8vo, full calf (hinges weak).
FIRST EDITION. Printed on thick paper.
43. BEWICK (THOMAS). A Memoir of Thomas Bewick, Written by Himself. Embellished by Numerous Wood Engravings, designed and engraved by the author for a work on British Fishes, and never before Published. FIRST EDITION. 8vo, calf, gilt back. London, 1862
44. BEWICK WOODCUTS. The Progress of Man and Society; From the Cradle to the Grave, and from the Infancy of Things to their present State. By Rev. Dr. Trusler. Illustrated with woodcuts by Bewick. 8vo, full polished ealf, gilt back, canary edges, by Pratt. No imprint.
45. BIBLE. The Holy Bible. Translated according to the Ebrewe and Greeke. Square 8vo, full black morocco, carmine edges.
Imprinted at London by Robert Barker, 1603
Fine copy of "The Breeches Bible."
46. BIBLE IN ENGLISH. The Holy Bible. Illustrated with engravings from pictures and designs by the most eminent English artists. 7 vols. folio, full straight-grain morocco, gilt and blind-tooled backs and sides, gilt edges.
London: Thomas Bentley for Thomas Macklin, 1800-1816
A fine copy of Macklin's sumptuous edition. Vols. 1-4 contain the Old Testament; Vols. 5 and 6, the New Testament, and Vol. 7, the Apocrypha. The text is printed in very large type, and the words generally printed in italics are distinguished in this edition by a dot placed under the first vowel. Very scarce.
With very large armorial bookplate of Rowland Hunt.
47. BIBLIOGRAPHY. American Book-Prices 8vo, cloth. One of 625 copies.
Current for 1908-1909.
New York, 1909
48. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Book Sales of 1895, 1897, and 1897-8. Notes and Index by Temple Scott. 3 vols. square 8vo, cloth, gilt tops, uncut.
49. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Book-Prices Current. A Record of the Prices at which Books have been sold at Auction. 1905, 1906, 1907, 1908, 1909 and 1911. Together 6 vols. 8vo, cloth. London, 1905-11 English literature by London, 1858 Fine copy.
50. BIBLIOGRAPHY. Bibliographer's manual of William Thomas Lowndes. 4 vols. 8vo, half leather.
Indispensable work to the Collector or dealer.
51. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Thomas Love Peacock. Letters to Edward Hookham and Percy B. Shelley, with fragments of unpublished MS. Portrait and plate. 8vo, cloth, parchment back, uncut. Boston, 1910
One of 483 copies.
52. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Shelley (P. B.). Note Books of Perey Bysshe Shelley, from the Originals in the Library of W. K. Bixby. Deeiphered, transcribed and edited by H. Buxton Forman. Portrait and facsimiles. 3 vols., royal 8vo, half parchment, uncut and unopened.
One of 465 copies.
53. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Goldsmith (Oliver). The Deserted Village. Engraved title by A. N. Macdonald and etched illustrations by Bicknell, each signed. 8vo, calf, uncut.
One of 469 copies on Japan paper.
54. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Gray's Elegy. Title and text from copperplates, by A. N. Macdonald; illustrations etched by W. H. W. Bicknell, each signed by the artist. Royal 8vo, calf, gilt top, uncut. Boston, 1912
One of 469 copies on Japan paper.
55. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Swinburne (A. C.). Border Ballads. Edited by Thomas J. Wise. 8vo, cloth, parchment back, uncut.
One of 477 copies.
56. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Facsimile of the Original MS. of Swinburne's Essay "Mr. Whistler's Lecture on Art." buckram portfolio.
13pp. small folio, in
Issued privately by the Bibliophile Society. This Essay is said to have caused the estrangement between Whistler and Swinburne, which continued until Whistler's death.
57. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. The Early Life of John Howard Payne. With Contemporary Letters, heretofore unpublished. By William T. Hanson, Jr. Portrait. 8vo, half calf, uncut and unopened.
One of 483 copies.
58. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Lincoln Letters. Reproduced from Originals in the collection of William K. Bixby. Facsimiles. 4to, half parchment, uncut. [Boston, 1913]
Privately printed for Members.
59. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Ode to Mazzini; The Saviour of Society; Liberty and Loyalty. Unpublished MSS. By A. C. Swinburne. Facsimiles. Svo, cloth, parchment back, uncut. Boston, 1913
One of 477 copies.
60. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Browning (Elizabeth Barrett). Hitherto Unpublished Poems and Stories, with an Inedited Autobiography. Engraved portrait and titles, facsimiles. 2 vols. tall 8vo, full calf, gilt tops, uncut and unopened. Boston, 1914
One of 435 copies.
61. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Browning (Elizabeth Barrett). The Poet's Enchiridion, with an Inedited Address to Uvedale Price; An Early Invocation to Sleep, and a preliminary draft of the renowned Poem, Catarina to Camoens. 8vo, cloth, parchment back, uncut. Boston, 1914
Privately printed for Members.
62. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Field (Eugene). Penn-Yan Bill's Wooing. Small 4to, half parchment, uncut. N.p.: Privately printed, 1914 Limited number issued for members of the Society. This poem is printed here for the first time.
63. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. To Mary in Heaven. By Robert Burns. With facsimile. Introduction by William K. Bixby. 8vo, boards, uncut. Boston, 1916
Privately printed for Members.
64. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. Year Books. Thirteenth, Fourteenth, and Fifteenth. Engraved plates, facsimiles, etc. 3 vols. 8vo, boards, uncut and unopened. Boston, v.d.
Limited to 500 copies.
65. BIBLIOPHIST'S LIBRARY (The). Comprising: The Decameron of Giovanni Boccaccio. 2 vols; The Heptameron of Marguerite d'Angouleme. 2 vols; The Persian Letters of Charles de Secondat Montesquieu. 2 vols; The Confessions of J. J. Rousseau. 2 vols; Master Francis Rabelais. 2 vols. Illustrated with portraits and etched illustrations, in two states. Together 10 vols. 8vo, buckram, uncut. Phila: George Barrie, n.d.
Printed throughout on Japan Paper. Only a limited number were so printed.
66. BICKHAM (GEORGE). The British Monarchy: or, a New Chorographical Description of all the Dominions subject to the King of Great Britain. Text, maps, head-pieces, etc., engraved on 190 plates. Folio, old calf, rebacked. London, 1748 Scarce. A good copy of this interesting work, of which part III, with the title-page dated 1747, relates to America, giving short historical and geographical descriptions, with vignettes of Indians, settlers, views, etc.
67. BIERCE (AMBROSE). Fantastic Fables. 16mo, original pictured cloth. New York, 1899 FIRST EDITION. Inserted is the following sentiment, in the autograph of Bierce: "Twice we see Paradise. In youth we call it Life; in age, Youth. Ambrose Bierce. ""
68. BIERCE (AMBROSE). The Shadow on the Dial and other Essays. Title within ornamental border. 8vo, buckram, uncut. San Francisco, 1909 FIRST EDITION. Inserted, is the following sentiment, in the autograph of Bierce. "If there was a world before this we must all have died impenitent. Ambrose Bierce.
69. BINDING. Theodori Bezae Uezelii Poemata varia. Emblematic plates. 16mo, blue velvet, covered with back and hinged sides of pierced silver, handsomely carved and hammered in raised design of conventional flowers and sprays, with silver clasp. N.P., Jacob Stoer: 1614
A splendid specimen of workmanship in silver.
70. BINDING. Pia Desideria Emblematis, Elegiis & affectibus SS. Patrum Illustrata. Authore Hermanno Hugone. Numerous woodcuts. 16mo, full silver covers, with clasp. Antwerp, 1628
A very elaborate specimen of Flemish workmanship. The front cover depicts the Crucifixion and the back cover the Resurrection, both of the center groups being surrounded with figures of Kings and Saints.
71. BINDING. Traité de la vocation a l'etat ecclesiastique. 12mo, contemporary French red morocco, gilt back, corner fleur-de-lys ornaments, and Arms of Henri-Jules de Bourbon, son of the Great Condé, stamped in the centre of the covers, gilt edges. Paris, 1695
With the bookplate Bibliotheque de M. J. Renard."
72. BINDING. Geistliche Lebens-Quelle, voll Göttl. Erquickung. 24mo, contemporary German binding in velvet, floral borders and centre pieces of engraved and pierced silver, engraved and pierced silver clasps, gilt edges. Leipzig, 1702
A handsome and genuine specimen of silver binding of the period with the Grigsby bookplate.
73. BINDING. Geistliche Lebens-Quelle, etc. Illustrated. 16mo, the back and sides formed of three pieces of tortoise shell, with rims, corners and elasps of silver, chased and pierced in floral patterns. Leipzig, 1702
74. BINDING. German Catholic Prayer Book. With woodcut illustrations. Small 8vo, bound in black morocco, with 4 corner pieces and a large center ornament on each side, and a clasp, all of silver.