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1239. MUNDAY (ANTHONY). The Death of Robert, Earle of Hvntington, otherwise called Robin Hood of merrie Sherwodde: with the lamentable Tragedie of chaste Matilda, his faire Maid Marian, poysoned at Dunmore by King John. Acted by the Right Honourable, the Earl of Notingham, Lord high Admirall of England, his seruants. Head-band and ornament on title. Small 4to, full dark blue levant morocco, gilt back, title on back and side, gilt edges, by Rivière. Imprinted at London for William Leake, 1601
FIRST EDITION of the sequel to "The Downfall of Robert, Earl of Huntington,'' and while the former was probably written by Munday alone, this was written in collaboration with Henry Chettle.
AN EQUALLY FINE COPY, and like "The Downfall' EXCEEDINGLY RARE. 1240. MUNDAY (ANTHONY). Metropolis Coronata, the Triumphes of Ancient Drapery: or, Rich Cloathing of England, in a second Yeeres performance. In Honour of the aduancement of Sir Iohn Iolles, Knight, to the high Office of Lord Maior of London. Deuised, and written by A. M. Ornament on title. Small 4to, full red levant morocco, gilt back and sides, gilt edges, by Pratt. Printed at London by George Purslowe, 1615
THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION. The last two pieces of the Pageant are: 1. "The Speech spoken by Earle Robert de la Hude, commonly called Robin Hood," and 2. "The Song of Robin Hood and his Huntsmen." With the bookplate of Wilbur Macey Stone.
1241. MUNDAY (ANTHONY, Translator). The First (and Second) Part of the no lesse rare, than excellent and stately History of the Famous and fortunate Prince Palmerin of England, Declaring the Birth of him, and Prince Florian du Defart his brother, in the Forrest of Great Britaine. The course of their lives afterward in pursuing Knightly_Adventures and performing incomparable deeds of Chivalry. Translated out of the French, by A. M. Small 4to, full old polished calf, with Bridgewater arms impressed on sides.
London: Printed by Ber. Alsop and Tho. Fawcet, 1639 SECOND EDITION. Both parts complete. Printed in Gothic type. With the Bridgewater bookplate.
1242. NABBES (THOMAS). Hannibal and Scipio. An Historicall Tragedy. Acted in the yeare 1635. by the Queenes Majesties Servants, at their Private House in Drury Lane. Printer's ornament on title. Small 4to, full brown levant morocco, gilt fillet backs and sides, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
London: Printed by Richard Oulton for Charles Greene, 1637 FINE COPY OF THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION.
1243. NABBES (THOMAS). Totenham Covrt. A Pleasant Comedie Acted in the Yeare MDCXXXIII. At the private House in Salisbury-Court. Printer's device on title. Small 4to, full brown levant morocco, gilt fillet back and sides, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
At London: Printed by Richard Ovlton for Charles Greene, 1638 FINE COPY OF THE EXTREMELY SCARCE FIRST EDITION.
1244. NABBES (THOMAS). The Bride. A Comedie. Acted in the yeere 1638. at the private house in Drury-lane by their Majesties Servants. Small 4to, full brown levant morocco, gilt back, border of gilt and blind tooling, with corner ornaments, gilt edges, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe.
London: Printed by R. H. for Laurence Blaikelocke, 1640 FINE COPY OF THE RARE FIRST EDITION, with the final leaf of Imprimatur, dated 1639.
1244A. NALDIO (MATTHIA). Amictia.
Full ornamental vellum.
ΠΑΜΦΙΛΙΑ. MVndi Vniversi
A beautiful example of ornamental vellum binding of the Seventeenth Century, which is fully described above in this catalogue under "Liturgy, Octavius Festorum."'
1244B. NASH, GREENE AND HARVEY CONTROVERSY. Plaine Percevall the Peace-Maker of England. Sweetly endeavoring with his blunt persuasions to botch up a Reconciliation between Mar-Ton and Mar-Tother.
Compiled by lawful art, that is to say without witchcraft, or sorcery; and referred specially to the Meridian and pole artichocke of Norman Land: but may serue generally without any great error, for more Countries then Ile speake of, Printed in Broade-Streete, at the signe of the Pack-Staffe, N. D. (London c. 1590), sm. 4to, text in BLACK LETTER, rest roman, fine punning device on title containing arms of the Furnival family. VERY FINE LARGE COPY, full dark brown levant extra, inside gold tooling, gilt edges, by Rivière.
AN IMPORTANT ELIZABETHAN TRACT OF THE GREATEST RARITY. Mr. Huth, who made a specialty of the works of Greene, Harvey, and Nash, never obtained a copy. Thomas Nash in his "Strange Newes, 1593, definitely describes it to Richard, brother of Gabriel Harvey, and attacks him as a "notable ruffian with his pen, having first took upon him in the blundering Persivall to play the Jack of both sides 'twixt Martin and us." That Richard whose words led to this fiery quarrel should be the same man who had just published "Plaine Persevall' is somewhat hard to credit. Perhaps Nash, in making a violent attack upon an opponent, was not always scrupulous as to the truth. Curiously enough in former days it was always ascribed to Nash himself. Whoever wrote it, Green was sufficiently provoked by it to pen his celebrated libellous attack on the brothers, Gabriel, John and Richard Harvey, which appeared in the original edition, now lost, of 'A Quippe for an upstart Courtier,' 1592, and in the literary quarrel which followed between Gabriel Harvey and Nash, Green's champion, Nash satirized Richard Harvey as unsparingly as Gabriel. The style of "Plaine Persevall" is original, its subject matter amusing, shows faint traces of euphuism, contains homely proverbs and anecdotes in the manner of Samuel Weller, its ending is quaint, "Twenty pound for a dictionary given in the Church Loft. By me H. D. Schollard make for fault of a better," while on pp. 24-25 are curious verses put into the mouths of a "Carter, Sheepherd, Farmer and Cobler," prefaced as follows: "To write everyman some verses in the commendation of the author, because it was a Custome greatly taken up in the Universite of late. And thus they flourish in their mother tong." Altogether perhaps the most readable of the answers to Martin. Plaine Persevall himself figures as a countryman of commonsense, an unsophisticated, man in the street,' who amazed at "This supernaturall art of wrangling bids all be husht and quiet a Godsname." Collation: A to E.2 in fours, recto of E2 errata, verso blank.
1245. NASH (THOMAS). The Returne of the renowned Caualiero Pasquill of England, from the other side of the Seas, and his meeting with Marsorius at London vpon the Royall Exchange. Where they encounter with a little household talke of Martin and Martinisme, discouering the scabbe that is bredde in England: and conferring together about the speedie dispersing of the Golden Legende of the liues of the saints. Printer's device on title. Small 4to, full brown levant morocco, gilt back, gilt fillet borders on sides, corner ornaments, by Bradstreet. If my breath be so hote that I burne my mouth, suppose I was Printed by Pepper Allie. Anno. Dom. 1589
FIRST EDITION OF AN EXTREMELY RARE WORK. It is a curious work, which, in the course of the dialogue are mentioned various works by Nash, both published and forthcoming, viz: "Lives of the Saints' "The Owles Almanack"; "The Countercuff"; "Theses Martineanae "The Protestation."' On the fly-leaf and title are interesting notes in a contemporary hand. Not in Hoe.
1246. NASH (THOMAS). Quaternio; or, A Fourefold Way to a Happie Life; set forth in a Dialogue betweene a Countryman and a Citizen, a Divine and a Lawyer. Small 4to, full brown levant morocco, gilt back, gilt fillet border on sides, gilt edges, by David. London: Printed by Iohn Davvson, 1633
THE RARE FIRST EDITION, in superb condition. The Hoe copy, with bookplate.
1247. NEILL (EDWARD DUFFIELD). The History of Minnesota from the Earliest French Explorations to the Present Time. Illustrated with numerous maps and plates. 4to, original cloth, Philadelphia, 1858
LARGE PAPER COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION. Scarce.
1248. NERO. The Tragedie of Claudius Tiberius Nero, Romes greatest Tyrant. Truly represented out of the purest Records of those times. Et Studio, et Labore. Printer's device on title. Small 4to, full crimson levant morocco, gilt back, gilt fillet border on sides, gilt edges, by Bedford.
London: Printed for Francis Burton, 1607
THE EXTREMELY RARE FIRST EDITION, with the genuine blank leaves at beginning and end. This play has been ascribed to Francis Sabie, and the preface describes the author as "a young Scholler," whose "father was an Academian.'' There was another issue in the same year, with the variation on the title of the "Statelie Tragedy." This most interesting piece is referred to by Swinburne, and also by Charles Lamb, who states that the author is unknown.
Not in Langbaine, Kirkman, or Halliwell. Copies are in the Bodleian and Dyce collections, but apparently the British Museum does not possess The Hoe copy had only the preliminary blank leaf. This copy has also the final genuine blank.
Lamb refers to this play in his "Specimens of Dramatic Poetry."
1249. NEVILLE (O.). The Lay of the Last Minstrel. Travesty. The Virgin Edition. 8vo, full mottled calf, gilt back, gilt top, uncut. London: Sold by H. Colburn, 1811
FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce. Fine copy of this facetious piece, a parody on Scott's piece of the same title.
1250. [NEWCASTLE.] Dv Vergers. Hvmble Reflections vpon some Passages of the right Honorable the Lady Marchionesse of Nevvcastles Olio. or, An Appeale from her mes-informed, to her ovvne better informed judgment. 8vo, full red morocco, back and sides gilt and blind tooled, with title in gold on back and sides, gilt edges, by Sangorski and Sutcliffe. Printed at London, 1657 THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION, written in reply to the Duchess of Newcastle's "The World's Olio" 1655. Fine copy.
AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT OF "LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT” 1251. NEWMAN (JOHN H.). AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT of the First Verse of "LEAD, KINDLY LIGHT." Signed by the Author. and dated, Feb. 18, 1871. Tipped on a card-board mount, and bound in full red levant morocco, centre ornament of a Cardinal's hat and tassels, with monogram "J. H. N."
A FINE PIECE. RARE.
1252. NEW TESTAMENT. The Nevv Testament of Iesvs Christ, translated faithfvlly into English out of the authentical Latin, according to the best corrected copies of the same diligently conferred vvith the Greeke and other editions in diuers languages: VVith Argvments of bookes and chapters, Annotations, and other necessarie helpes, for the better vnderstanding of the text, and specially for the discouerie of the Corrvptions of diuers late translations, and for cleering the Controversies in religion, of these daies: In the English College of Rhemes. 4to, blue levant morocco, gilt ornaments, gilt edges, by Rivière.
Printed at Rhemes, by Iohn Fogny, 1582
FIRST EDITION OF THE RHEMISH TESTAMENT, translated for the use of Roman Catholics. It was rigidly suppressed and destroyed on account of heretical annotation, which were either totally omitted or altered in later editions.
A SUPERB COPY. With the Hoe bookplate.
1253. [NICCOLS (R.).] The Three Sisters Teares. Shed at the Late Solemne Funerals of the Royal deceased, Henry, Prince of Wales, etc. Small 4to, full old polished calf, gilt edges.
London: Printed by T. S. for Richard Redmer, 1613 FIRST EDITION. VERY RARE. The present copy has the preliminary leaf before the title, printed in black, on the recto of which is a woodcut of the Prince of Wales' Feathers. This poem is written in six-line stanzas, and concludes with an epitaph. Each page has an ornamental headband and footband.
Niccols is best known as the editor of the enlarged and modernized edition of the Mirror for Magistrates," 1610, to which he contributed two original poems, "England's Eliza" and "A Winter Night's Vision." The Corser-Francis Freeling-Huth copy, with bookplates of the last two.
1254. NICHOL (JOHN). Byron. 12mo, original polished calf, gilt back, gilt top, uncut, by Larkins.
London: Macmillan and Co., 1880 FIRST EDITION. EXTRA-ILLUSTRATED by the insertion of 55 very fine portraits of Byron's contemporaries, some on India paper, inlaid where necessary. Fine copy.
1255. NOGUCHI (YONE). From the Eastern Sea. 8vo, original brown paper, stitched, uncut. In cloth case. London, 1903
FIRST EDITION. RARE. Autograph presentation copy from the author to Edmund Clarence Stedman, inscribed on the title "With Author's Compliments." Inserted is an A. L. S. from Noguchi to Stedman. With Mr. Stedman's bookplate pasted on title.
1256. [NORDEN (JOHN).] A Store-hovse of Varieties, Briefly discoursing the Change and Alteration of Things in this world. Small 4to, full calf antique. Imprinted at London, 1601
FIRST EDITION. Extremely Rare, and a fine copy of this piece, the dedicatory poem of which is by John Norden. There was no copy in the Hoe or Huth collections, nor can we trace any sale of a copy in many years.
ONE OF TWELVE COPIES ON INDIA PAPER 1257. NORTHCOTE (JAMES). Fables, Original and Selected. By the late James Northcote, R.A. Second Series. Second Series. Illustrated with 280 engravings on wood. 8vo, original cloth, leather label, unLondon: John Murray, 1833
FIRST EDITION. ONE OF 12 COPIES PRINTED ENTIRELY ON INDIA PAPER. Very Scarce. Fine copy.
1258. NORTHROP (GEORGE NORTON). In Itinere. Poems. 12mo, original boards, uncut. Oxford and London, 1909
1259. NOYES (ALFRED). The Loom of Years. 12mo, original boards, vellum back, uncut.
FIRST EDITION OF THE AUTHOR'S FIRST BOOK. Very Scarce.
1260. NOYES (ALFRED). The Flower of Old Japan. A dim strange Tale for all Ages. 12mo, original boards, vellum back, uncut. London, 1903
FIRST EDITION. Very Scarce.
1261. NOYES (ALFRED). A Tale of Old Japan. With an Introduction in Memory of Samuel Coleridge Taylor. Illustrations in color by Kate Riches. 12mo, original pictured wrappers, uncut, in cloth slip-case. Edinburgh, 1914
FIRST SEPARATE EDITION.