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238. CHAUCER (GEOFFREY). The Workes of Geffray Chaucer newly Printed, with dyvers workes whiche were neuer in print before; as in the table more playnly dothe appere. Cum Privilegio. BLACK LETTER, double columns. Title within woodcut border, woodcuts and ornamental initials. Folio, full brown morocco, gilt fleurons on back, and centre ornaments, gilt edges, by Riviere.
London: Imprinted by Rycharde Kele dwellynge in Lombard Strete nere unto the Stockes at the Syne of the Egle, n.d. [circa 1538]
The EXCESSIVELY RARE SECOND FOLIO EDITION of Chaucer, and the first complete, as in this edition the "Plowman's Tale' appeared for the first time. It precedes the "Barson's Tale,'' and differs in other respects from the dated editions of 1542. In this volume some plain margins are repaired; otherwise it is a fine and clean copy.
239. CHAUCER (GEOFFREY). The Workes of Geffrey Chaucer, newlie printed, with diuers addicions, whiche were neuer in print before: With the siege and destruccion of the worthy Citee of Thebes, compiled by Jhon Lidgate, Monke of Berie. As in the table more plainly doeth appere. Title within woodcut border; separate woodcut titles for "The Caunterburie Tales" and "The Romaunt of the Rose"; numerous other woodcuts and ornamental initials throughout the volume. Folio, full Russia, gilt and blind tooling on sides and back and inside borders, gilt edges, by ROGER PAYNE.
Imprinted at London, by Jhon Kyngston, for Jhon
THE RARE EARLIEST ISSUE OF THE 1561 EDITION, with title containing woodcut of the King in Parliament, and with the woodcuts in the Prologue. The volume is a choice specimen of Roger Payne's binding and except that the joints have been repaired, it is in a fine state of preservation.
CHAUCER (GEOFFREY). The Workes of Ovr Ancient and learned English Poet, Geffrey Chavcer, newly Printed. BLACK LETTER, double columns. Title page within woodcut border; engraved plate, the Progenie of Geffrey Chaucer, and woodcut initials, etc., throughout the volume. Folio, full old mottled calf (rebacked). London: Printed by Adam Islip, 1602
Remarkably clean and fine copy. This edition contains in addition to the previous folios, the treatise called, Jacke Upland, against Friars: and Chaucers A. B. C. called La Priere de nostre Dame.
241. CHAUCER (GEOFFREY). The Workes of our Ancient, Learned & Excellent English Poet, Jeffrey Chaucer: As they have lately been Compar'd with the best Manuscripts; and several things added, never before in Print. To which is adjoyn'd, The
Story of the Siege of Thebes, by John Lidgate, Monk of Bury. Together with The Life of Chaucer, etc., etc., Black Letter. Engraved frontispiece, the Progenie of Geffrey Chaucer, and woodcut half-title. Folio, full mottled calf, gilt back, and inside borders, gilt edges. London, 1687 Except that the title, frontispiece, and last leaf are repaired, not affecting the text, this is a very good copy.
OF SHAKESPEARIAN INTEREST
242. CHETTLE (HENRY). The Tragedy of Hoffman: or, A Reuenge for a Father. As it hath bin diuers times acted with great applause, at the Phenix in Drury-Lane. Small 4to, half brown morocco, some of the edges untrimmed.
Printed by I. N. for Hugh Perry, and are to be sold at his shop, at the signe of the Harrow in Brittainesburse, 1631
FIRST EDITION. Fine copy. Extremely rare.
Of the greatest interest to the Shakespearian student, for its remarkable similarity to the plot of Hamlet; and the fact that according to Henslowe's Diary it was written in 1602 by Henry Chettle, two years before the first edition of Shakespeare's Hamlet.
Chettle was the friend of Shakespears, Greene, and other dramatists of the time, and edited Greene's "Groats worth of Wit," in which occurs the notorious attack on Shakespeare describing him as having a "Tyger's heart wrapt in a players hide.'
243. CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL (H.). The Modern Practical Angler. A complete guide to Fly-Fishing, Bottom-Fishing, & Trolling. Illustrated by 50 engravings of fish and tackle, frontispiece in color. 12mo, cloth. London, 1870
FIRST EDITION. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
244. CHOLMONDELEY-PENNELL (H.). of Great Britain, with Notes on Ichthyology. lithographs of fish in gold, silver, and colors. ment back, gilt top, uncut.
FIRST EDITION. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
The Sporting Fish Illustrated with 16 8vo, cloth, parchLondon, 1886
245. CHURCHYARD (THOMAS). A generall rehearsall of warres called Churchyards Choise: Wherein is fiue hundred seuerall seruices of land and sea, as Sieges, Battailes, Skirmiches, and Encounters. A thousand Gentle mennes names, of the best sorte of warriours. A praise and true honour of Soldiours. A proofe of perfite Nobilitie. A triall and first erection of Heraldes. A discourse of calamitie. And ioyned to the same some Tragedies & Epitaphes, as many as was necessarie for this firste booke. All which workes are dedicated to the honourable sir Christopher Hatton Knight. Ornament on title. Printed in Gothic letter. Small
4to, full blue-gray levant morocco, gilt back, inside dentelles, gilt edges, by Riviere.
Imprinted at London by Edward White, n.d. (1579)
FIRST EDITION. Extremely Rare. This, like the "Chippes, purports to be a First Book, but no more was printed. It is, like that, a collection of short detached pieces in prose and verse. An enumeration of them is given in "Bibl. Anglo-Poetica." A note in the Bibl. Heber, part iv., no. 390, says: "This is, in fact, the second part of Churchyard's 'Chippes,' which he promised to publish when he printed that work," but no evidence in support of this statement is given. With bookplate of Edwin B. Holden.
246. CHURCHYARD (THOMAS). The Miserie of Flaunders, Calamitie of Fraunce, Misfortune of Portugall, Unquietnes of Irelande, Troubles of Scotlande: And the blessed State of Englande. Written by Tho. Churchyarde Gent. 1579. 4to, full blue crushed levant morocco, broad inside borders, gilt edges, by the French Binders.
Imprinted at London for Andrewe Maunsell, dwellyng in Paules Church-yard at the Signe of the Parrot, n.d.
FIRST EDITION. Very Rare. A remarkably sound and clean copy. The first four parts printed in Gothic type and the "Blessed State of England" in italics. In comparing England with other countries the
"For rounde about us every where
That we are blest that here no parte,
of their affliction feels
247. CLARKE (MARY ANNE). Scrap Book containing 37 portraits and caricatures of Mrs. Clarke, mistress of Frederick, Duke of York, his Highness the Duke, and others of the period. Folio, boards, leather back.
A Fine and Very Interesting Collection, including a pencil drawing of Mrs. Clarke, a fine colored print, 23 very scarce colored caricatures by Cruikshank and other artists, and contemporary portraits, some in colors.
248. CLEMENS (S. L.) and WARNER (CHARLES D.). The Gilded Age. A Tale of To-day. Illustrated. 8vo, sheep.
FIRST EDITION. From the estate of F. R. Halsey.
MARK TWAIN FIRST EDITIONS
249. CLEMENS (SAMUEL L.). ("MARK TWAIN"). Collected set of FIRST EDITIONS of the Works of. 190 Items, comprising a much larger number of volumes. THIS IS BELIEVED TO BE THE MOST EXTENSIVE COLLECTION OF MARK TWAIN'S FIRST EDITIONS EVER
OFFERED FOR SALE. Uniformly bound in three-quarters green morocco, gilt backs, gilt tops, in the majority of instances with the original cloth covers bound in; and with many of the rarer items in the original bindings enclosed in cases uniform with the rest of the set.
v.p., v.d. This remarkable collection of Mark Twain FIRST EDITIONS consists of the following:-The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, AUTOGRAPH LETTER INSERTED, 1867; Another copy, Second Edition, 1867; The Innocents Abroad, or the New Pilgrim's Progress, 1869; Another Copy, Second Edition, 1869; The Galaxy for June, 1870. (First appearance of the Memoranda.) 1870; The New Pilgrim's Progress, 1870; The Piccadilly Annual. Containing the Memoranda, 1870; The Galaxy (Monthly parts, May, 1870, to April, 1871, and August, 1871. Containing all of the Mark Twain matter subsequently published in the Memoranda, etc., 13 numbers) 1870-1; Mark Twain's Burlesque Autobiography and First Romance, 1871; Eye Openers Containing the Autobiography and 25 other sketches, 1871; Mark Twain's (Burlesque) Autobiography; Awful Terrible Mediaeval Romance, 1871; Another Copy, Second Edition, 1871; Mark Twain's Memoranda (From the Galaxy) Published in Toronto, 1871, by Wm. Warwick. In the original wrappers, 1871; Practical Jokes, 1871; The Buyers' Manual, 1872; A Curious Dream and Other Sketches, 1872; Nast's Illustrated Almanac for 1872, 1872; Nast's Illustrated Almanac for 1872, 1872; Roughing It (And the Innocents at Home.) 1872; Roughing It, 1872; Another copy, Second Edition, 1872; Fun, Fact and Fancy. A Collection of Original Comic Sketches and Choice Selections of Wit and Humor, 1873; The Gilded Age, With Chas. Dudley Warner. Facing page 56 there is a page of ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT BY TWAIN and facing page 368, one by WARNER, 1873; The Gilded Age, With Chas. Dudley Warner, 1873; The Innocents at Home, 1873; Mark Twain's Choice Humorous Works, 1873; Nast's Illustrated Almanac for 1873; The Sandwich Islands, (An Article in the New York Tribune.) 1873; The Choice Humorous Works of Mark Twain. Revised and Corrected by the author, 1874; Tom Hood's Comic Annual for 1873; The Gilded Age, 3 vols., 1874; Mark Twain's Sketches, 1874; Tom Hood's Comic Annual for 1874; Lotos Leaves, 1875; Mark Twain's Sketches, Second Edition, 1875; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, 1876; Another copy, Second Edition, 1876; Horse Car Poetry. First appearance in book form of "Punch, Brothers, Punch,' ," 1876; Information Wanted and Other Tales, 1876; Old Times on the Mississippi, 1876; Seventy-First Anniversary Celebration of the New England Society, 1876; The Quarterly Elocutionist, (April, 1877), 1877; A True Story, Facts Concerning the Recent Carnival of Crime in Connecticut, 1877; An Idle Excursion and Other Papers, 1878; An Idle Excursion and Other Papers, 1878; Dick's Recitations and Readings, No. 7, n. d.; Mark Twain's Nightmare, 1878; The 240th Annual Record of the Ancient and Honorable Artillery Co. of Massachusetts, 1878; Punch, Brothers, Punch, 1878; Another Copy, Second Edition, 1878; Rambling Notes of an Idle Excursion, 1878; Report of the Proceedings of the Army of the Tennessee, Speech on page 50, 1879; Sketches, Including Learned Fables for Good Old Boys and Girls, 1880; Some Funny Things, First Appearance in book form of a letter from Clemens, originally printed in the Carson (Nevada) Appeal, 1880; A Tramp Abroad (SHEETS OF ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT INSERTED At page 397), 1880; Second Edition of above copy, 1880; First Annual Festival of the New England Society of Penn. at Continental Hotel. Twain's speech pages 54-9, 1881; The Prince and the Pauper, 1881; The Prince and the Pauper, 1882; The Stolen White Elephant, 1882; The Stolen White Elephant (Corrections in the Manuscript of this story are inserted at pages 255 of the text. They are in CLEMENS' AUTOGRAPH), 1882; Life on the Mississippi (Also the suppressed chapter privately printed in 1913 by Merle Johnson), 1883; Another copy, Second
Edition, 1883; The New Guide of the Conversation in Portuguese and English by Pedro Carolino, with introduction by Twain, 1883; The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, 1884; Another copy, (American Edition), 1885; Annual Dinner of the Typothetae of New York in Honor of the Birthday of Benjamin Franklin at Delmonico's, Monday, Jan. 18, 1886, Twain's speech pp. 8-9, 1886; English as She is Taught, 1887; Mark Twain's Library of Humor, 1888; The Meisterschaft, 1888; What American Authors Think about International Copyright, Mark Twain on page 10, 1888; A Connecticut Yankee in King Arthur's Court, 1889; Another Copy, Second edition, 1889; Society of the Army of the Potomac, With letter by Twain, 1889; The American Claimant, 1892; Mark Twain, His Life and Work, a Biographical Sketch by Will M. Clemens, 1892; Merry Tales, 1892; Another Copy, Second Edition, 1892; The Niagara Book, 1893; Another copy, Second Edition, 1893; The 1,000,000 Pound Bank Note, 1893; Tom Sawyer Abroad, 1894; The Tragedy of Pudd 'nhead Wilson, and the Comedy of Those Extraordinary Twins, 1894; Tom Sawyer Abroad, 1896; Personal Recollections of Joan of Arc, 1896; Following the Equator, 1897; How to tell a Story, and Other Essays, 1897; Sixty and Six Chips, 1897; Tom Sawyer Detective, 1897; At the Appetite Cure, 1898; Christian Science and the Book of Mrs. Eddy, 1899; Following the Equator (No. 43 of the Author's signed edition of 250 with his inscription and a long letter to an agent), 1898; English as She is Taught, With Biographical Sketch by the author, By M. Irving Lans, 1900; The Man that Corrupted Hadleyburg, 1900; Kate Field, A Record, by L. Whiting, containing a letter by Clemens on Mormonism. Long presentation (inscription of author), 1900; After Dinner Speeches of the Lotos Club. Speech by Clemens on Page 374; To the Person Sitting in Darkness, 1907; The Cornhill Booklet, March, 1901; Edmund Burke on Croker and Tammany, (Letter referring to same inserted), 1901; A Double Barrelled Detective Story, 1902; North American Review Article on Christian Science, 1902-3; The Jumping Frog. (First appearance of the note on page 64), 1903; The Literary Guillotine, with Oliver Herford and Chas. Battell Loomis, 1903; Mark Twain's Birthday, 1902; A Dog's Tale, 1904; Another copy, reprinted from Harper's Magazine, 1903; Extracts from Adam's Diary, 1904; Anniversary Souvenir Number of Harper's Weekly, containing speeches by Mr. Clemens and Others, 1905; Editorial Wild Oats, 1905; King Leopold's Soliloquy, 1905; another copy, Second edition, 1905; another copy, Third Edition, containing the 'Supplementary" not in the first edition, 1905; Arguments before the Committee on Patents of The Senate and House of Representatives conjointly. Twain's speech on page 116, 1906; Eve's Diary, 1906; The $30,000.00 Bequest, 1906; The Primrose Way, 1906; Mark Twain on Simplified Spelling, 1906; Their Husbands' Wives, 1906; What is Man? No. 23 of the privately printed edition from the Devinne Press, 1906; Chapters from my Autobiography, 1906; The American Society in London. TWAIN'S speech on pp. 14-18, 1907; Christian Science, 1907; A Horse's Tale, 1907; The Savage Club, 1907; Women and Things, 1906; Life of T. B. Aldrich, No. 272 of 500 copies. Twain's correspondence on pp. 94-99, 1908; Extracts from Capt. Stormfield's Visit to Heaven, 1909; Is Shakespeare Dead? 1909; The Adventures of Tom Sawyer, Illustrated by Brehm, 1910; The Bookman Memorial Number, June, 1910, 1910; Bibliography of the work of Mark Twain, 1910; Mark Twain's Speeches, 1910; The Turning Point in my Life, 1910; What is Man? The First Instance in which his name appears on the title-page, 1910; Mark Twain's Letter to the California Pioneers, 1911; Mark Twain. By Archibald Henderson, 1911; After Dinner Speeches at the Lotos Club, 1911; Mark Twain, A Biography, 3 vols., 1912; My Platonic Sweetheart, 1912; Choice bits from Mark Twain, n. d.; Innocents Abroad, n. d.; Men and Things, 1906; The Pennsylvania Magazine of History and Biography; Extracts from the Minutes and Reports of the Robert Fulton Monument Assn., Speech and Letter by Twain, 1907; An Unexpected Acquaintance, 1904; The Log of An Ancient Mariner; The Medical Muse