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Catalogue of Books by English Authors, who have lived before the Year 1700, forming part of the library of Robert Hoe. Facsimile title-pages, etc. 5 vols. 8vo, half green crushed levant, gilt tops, uncut. New York, 1903-'05

ONLY 100 COPIES PRIVATELY PRINTED ON FRENCH HANDMADE PAPER. This catalogue was printed for Mr. Hoe before his death and in it are given the most minute descriptions, collations and variations of all the great and small productions of the English authors who lived before 1700. Subsequent catalogues did not contain any collations, hence are of very little consequence. The present volumes comprise one of the most useful and valuable bibliographies on the subject.

75. EARLY ENGLISH POETRY. [Griffiths (A. F.).] Bibliotheca Anglo-Poetica; or A Descriptive Catalogue of a Rare and Rich Collection of Early English Poetry. (Copiously annotated.) Neat woodcuts. 8vo, half red morocco, gilt, many leaves uncut.

London, 1815

A very important and useful work of reference. The collection was formed by Thomas Hill.

Fine copy.

76. EARLY MASSACHUSETTS PRESS. Littlefield (Geo. E.). The Early Massachusetts Press, 1638-1711. Numerous facsimiles. 2 vols. 8vo, half crimped leather, uncut. Boston, 1907 Club of Odd Volumes Publication. Only 175 copies printed.

77. EARLY MUSICAL HISTORY IN AMERICA. Sonneck (O. G.). Francis Hopkinson, the First American Poet-Composer (1737-'91) and James Lyon, Patriot, Preacher, Psalmodist (1735'94). Two Studies in Early American Music. Illustrations. Tall 8vo, cloth, uncut. Washington, 1905


78. EARLY PRINTING. Hansard (T. C.). An Historical Sketch of the Origin and Progress Printing, with a description of Lithography, etc. similes, etc. Thick 8vo, half cloth, pp. 939.

Typographia: of the Art of Portraits, facLondon, 1825

79. EARLY VOYAGEURS. Muller (Frederik). Memoire Bibliographique sur les Journaux des Navigateurs Néerlandais (De Bry, Hulsius, etc.). Thick paper. Thick 8vo, paper (back loose and facsimiles out). Amsterdam, 1867

80. ENGLISH LITERATURE, MSS., etc. Catalogue of the Valuable Collection of Books, MSS., Letters, etc., of Sir Wm. Tite. Neatly lined and priced in ink. 8vo, half morocco. London, 1874

81. ENGRAVED BRITISH PORTRAITS. Bromley (H.). A Catalogue of Engraved British Portraits (of historical, eccentric and conspicuous characters, from Egbert the Great), with Biographical and Genealogical Notices, etc. Copious indexes. 4to, half brown levant morocco, gilt top. London, 1793

82. ENGRAVED PORTRAITS OF WASHINGTON. Hart (Chas. Henry). Catalogue of the Engraved Portraits of Washington. Mezzotint frontispiece by S. Arlent Edwards and nu

merous fine full-page reproductions. 4to, half vellum and boards, uncut. New York, 1904

Grolier Club Publication. One of 425 copies on hand-made paper.

83. EXTRA ILLUSTRATIONS. An Account of Some Books containing Extra Illustrations in a Private Library. Illustrations. 8vo, cloth, uncut (upper blank margin of one interior leaf torn away). Troy, N. Y.: For the Author, 1874 Only 25 copies printed on fine paper. Notes on prints, old book-collectors, etc. Rare.

84. FIRMIN-DIDOT COLLECTION. Catalogue Illustré des Livres Precieux, Manuscrits et Imprimés, etc. Fine full-page illustrations of early MSS. and fine bindings, some illuminated in colors and in tint. Royal 8vo, cloth, uncut (lacks p. 219).

Paris, 1878

85. GENEALOGY AND HERALDRY. Moule (Thomas). Bibliotheca Heraldica Magnæ Britanniæ. An Analytical Catalogue of Books on Genealogy, Heraldry, Nobility, Knighthood, Ceremonies, etc. Illustrations, Portrait and clipping inserted. 8vo, half russia (joints rubbed). London, 1822

86. GRAY (GEORGE J.). A Bibliography of the Works of Sir Isaac Newton. Second Edition, enlarged. Frontispiece. Small 4to, half buckram. 1907

87. HAMILTON PALACE LIBRARIES. Catalogue of the Library of William Beckford (Parts 1 to 4, complete); (and) Catalogue of The Hamilton Library (formed by the Duke of Hamilton). The five parts bound together in 2 vols. Imp. 8vo, buckram, uncut. London: Sotheby's, 1882-'84

LARGE AND FINE PAPER COPY, WITH THE PRINTED PRICES TO ALL PARTS. This was one of the most magnificent collections of books ever dispersed in England.

88. HANDWRITING. Kopp (U. F.). Numerous folding plates of facsimiles, etc. ram (lib. stamped).

Palæographia Critica. 2 vols. 4to, half buckMannheim, 1817

89. HARRISSE (HENRY). Christopher Columbus and the Bank of St. George (in Genoa). Two Letters addressed to Samuel L. M. Barlow, Esq. Full-page facsimiles. 4to, half morocco, unNew York, 1878


ONE OF ONLY 150 COPIES PRIVATELY PRINTED FOR MR. BARLOW and presentation copy from him to Paul Fuller.

90. [ ] Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima. A Description of Works relating to America published between the Years 1492 and 1551. 4to, in sheets, unbound, uncut. New York: Philes, 1866

LARGE PAPER. ONLY 99 COPIES SO PRINTED. "The best and most useful bibliographical essay in existence upon the early literature relating to the New World''-Quaritch.

91. [] Bibliotheca Americana Vetustissima. A Description of Works relating to America between the Years 1492 and 1551.

111, THACHER (JOHN BOYD). The Continent of America, Its Discovery and Its Baptism. An Essay on the Nomenclature of the Old Continents. Numerous facsimiles of rare early maps, etc. 4to, cloth, uncut. New York, 1896


112. BIBLIOPHILE SOCIETY. André's Journal: an Authentic Record of the Movements and Engagements of the British Army in America from June, 1777, to November, 1778, as recorded from day to day, by Major John André. Edited by Henry Cabot Lodge. With 2 portraits of André, one etched by Bicknell, proof on India paper, the other engraved on wood by Hopson, proof on Japanese paper, both signed; title in two states, on vellum and India paper, and 44 facsimile reproductions of original maps, and plans drawn by Major André. 2 vols. royal 8vo, vellum, gilt tops, uncut. Boston, 1903


113. BINDING. Q. Horatii flacci Odarum sive Carminum Libri Quatuor, Epodon Liber unus, cum annotatiunculis quæ antea auctioribus in margine adjectis, que brevis commentarii vice esse possint, N. Perotti libellus non infrugifer de metris Odarum Horatianarum. Ruled in red throughout, Colines's device on title, blank top corner of title repaired. Small 8vo, old French red morocco, triple gold fillet with fleur-de-lys at each angle on sides, lined with red morocco (doublé de Maroquin), and deep lace inside borders, lightened here and there with touches of pointillé work, back richly gilt in compartments, gilt and marbled edges, by Augustin du Seuil. Parisiis, apud S. Colinoum 1539

A beautiful book, bound in the Boyer style, but, judging from the admixture of pointillé work, by the hand of Du Seuil about 1710. The full lining or doublure is a feature of great rarity in books bound at that time, being only found on volumes which were esteemed to be of the highest value and worthy of the decorator's best effort.


114. BINDING. Fables of Esop and other eminent Mytholo gists with Morals and Reflections. By Sir Roger L'Estrange, Kt. The Second Edition Corrected and Amended. With portrait of Sir Roger, after Kneller by White. Illustrated by the very rare 31 large engravings by Thomas Dudley 'Discipulus W. Hollar' dated 1678, a large plate by W. Hollar, 107 of the rare engravings by Barlow and 75 of Hollar's large plates, done to illustrate the edition of 1652, mounted and inlaid, where necessary. Thick small folio, finely bound in green morocco, rich gold border on the sides enclosing a scroll border with animals, birds, insects and dolphins. and an owl as centrepiece, back tooled in a similar manner, by Gosden. London: R. Sare and others, 1694

A choice example of Gosden's emblematic binding AS WELL AS A VERY DESIRABLE EXTRA ILLUSTRATED AESOP. The engravings by Thomas Dudley are particularly difficult to meet with.


The Tryal of Dr. Henry Sacheverell, before the House of Peers, for High Crimes and Misdemeanors, Published by Order.

Folio, title and imprimatur leaf mounted, else fine copy, contem-
porary English red morocco, sides tooled in compartments in gold,
the outer bordered by a triple fillet, the next by a dentelle border
with corner fleurons and side ornaments, and the inner by a scroll
border edged on either side with dentelle work and similar acceso-
ries to the last, in the centre a flaming heart enclosing two clasped
hands, back richly tooled, gilt edges. A FINE EXAMPLE OF ENGLISH
London, J. Tonson, 1710


EST, comprised of "The Whole Proceeding to Judgment upon the Articles
of Impeachment of High Treason against James Earl of Derwentwater,
William Lord Widdrington, William Earl of Nithisdale, Robert Earl of
Carnwath, William Viscount Kenmure, and William Lord Nairn,'' Lon-
don, J. Tonson, 1716; "The Speech of James Earl of Derwentwater,"
on his execution, 24 Feb. 17 11/56; a True Copy of the Paper deliv-
ered to the Sheriffs of London, by Col. Henry Oxburgh," on his exe-
cution 14 May, 1716; and a True Copy of the Paper, delivered to the
Sheriffs of London by Richard Gascoign, on his execution, 25 May,
1716. Also 6 of Queen Anne's Speeches to Parliament (one folded).
from 1709 to 1713.


116. BINDING. Chimie Mèdicinale, contenant la Manière de
préparer les remedes les plus usitées et la méthode de les employer
pour la guerison des Maladies. 2 vols. 12mo, old red morocco, with
the arms of d'Aguesseau on the sides, gilt edges.
Paris, 1750

Guigard remarks that the Chevalier d'Aguesseau formed one of the
most remarkable libraries of his time.


117. BINDING. Odes, Cantates, Epitres et poesies diverses de
J. B. Rousseau, imprimé par ordre du Roi pour l'education de
Monseigneur le Dauphin. Beautiful vignette of the arms of the
Dauphin on title-page. 4to, full contemporary red morocco, gilt
back, the sides tooled with exquisite interlaced borders of fleurs-
de-lys, dolphins, flowers, etc., gilt edges. Paris: Chez Didot, 1790

In a remarkable state of preservation, beautiful specimen of printing
and exceedingly rare, as volumes bound for the Dauphin are practically

118. Pennant (T.). Of London. Brilliant impressions of
the engraved title, portraits and views, 4to, beautifully bound in
contemporary straight-grained red morocco, sides tooled in gold
with a charming design composed of simple line, intersected line
and dotted line mixed with diamonds and ovals, flat back, gilt in
compartments with centre ornament in each, inside borders with
narrow key pattern, edges of boards also tooled, gilt edges, by
Roger Payne.
London: R. Faulder, 1790

A VERY CHOICE COPY OF THE FIRST EDITION of a very interesting work
on old London in a. remarkably fine contemporary binding by the cele-
brated Roger Payne and except for a slight scratch on the upper cover in
a wonderfully fresh state of preservation. From the library of Viscount
Lisburne with his armorial bookplate.


119. BINDING. Helvetius (C. A.) Œuvres Complettes d'Hel-
vetius. Nouvelle Edition, corrigée et augmentée sur les Manuscrits
de l'Auteur, avec sa Vie et son Portrait. With portrait after
Vanloo. 5 vols. 8vo, beautifully bound in old French straight-
grained red morocco, the sides tooled with an ornamental border in
gold, back elaborately gilt in compartments, inside borders, gilt
edges, by Bozérian le Jeune.
A Paris: Chez Serviere, 1795
A very choice copy in a beautiful old French morocco binding, signed
on the back of Vol. 1, 'Rel. p. Bozerian Jeune,' in remarkably fine and
fresh s ate. Bozerian has the credit of having struck out into a new
decorative field, instead of repeating ad infinitum the old Boyer, Padeloup
and Derome designs.


120. BINDING. L'Office de la Semaine Sainte en Latin et en
Francais à l'usage de Rome et de Paris, imprimé par ordre de
Madame Adelaide de France. 8vo, tortoise shell binding with sil-
ver clasps, corners and center ornaments, doublures of red mo-
rocco, fleurs-de-lys in the four corners. In the center are the arms
in gold, of Madame Adelaide, blue silk fly leaves, gilt edges.

for Madame Adelaide, and the volume printed at her request.

121. BINDINGS. Catalogue de la Bibliothèque du Baron S. de
La Roche Lacarelle. 4to, half morocco, gilt top, uncut. Paris, 1888
HOLLAND PAPER COPY of this famous catalogue, with an etched por-
trait of the owner and over 40 artistic reproductions of famous bindings,
such as Grolier, Derome, Boyet, Padeloup, Le Gascon, Du Seuil, etc., and
examples of Bindings from the Libraries of Marie Leczinska, Pompa-
dour, Count Hoym, Louis XIII, Henri II, etc., etc. With printed prices.

122. BIOGRAPHY, ETC. Honoré de Balzac (Brunetiere),
Phila. 1906; Reminiscences, Sermons, and Correspondence (Stet-
son), N. Y. 1914; Autobiography of Andrew Dickson White, 2
vols. N. Y. 1906; and others. Together 14 vols. 8vo and 12mo,

123. BLAIR (ROBERT). The Grave. A Poem. Small 4to,
yellow calf by Bedford (front cover loose at joint).

London: Printed for M. Cooper, 1743
THE VERY RARE FIRST EDITION. In an old MS. inserted, it is declared
that both Pinkerton and Anderson knew of no edition earlier than that
printed at Edinburgh in 1747;-nor do the relatives of the poet pos-
sess any earlier." Also Lord Buchan perfectly agrees that it would
be imprudent to trust Mr. Park's edition (of Blair's Grave, 1743) to
the tender mercy of a Mail Coach. Lord Buchan will do himself the
pleasure of waiting on Mr. Park" (for the purpose of examining so great
a rarity!).


124. BOOK (THE) OF COMMON PRAYER and Adminis-
tration of the Sacraments: And other Rites and Ceremonies of the
Church of England. Title printed in red and black, with handsome
woodcut border and royal arms at top, text in bold black letter.

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