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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor.

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Description de l'article : Bristol: and sold by the booksellers and newscarriers in town and country, 1796. A complete set of the ten numbers, each of 32pp but continuously paginated: 8vo, pp. 192, [197]-324; the first number in the second issue (see below); some light dust-soiling; small flaw on p. 143 affecting a few words of text; else an excellent copy, in modern dark red straight-grained morocco, top edge gilt, spine lettered in gilt. First edition. Coleridge began his plans for this important series of papers by touring the industrial cities of Birmingham, Sheffield and Manchester in January 1796, raising subscriptions for a journal that would be issued every eight days (thus evading the duty on weekly newspapers). The motto at the head of each number may have seemed dangerously radical, but its biblical origin from John's Gospel made it unimpeachable: 'That all may know the truth; and that the truth may make us free!'. The contents were a mixture of news, essays, reviews, parliamentary reports and poetry: much of it was written by Coleridge himself, but the lack of enthusiasm from his readers resulted in the series coming to an abrupt end with the tenth number. This set has the first number in its second issue, with a short s in 'Published' on the first page, and the second line on p. 2 ending 'prevention; and the triple-giant'. Tinker 677; Crane & Kaye 916; Ashley I p. 196. N° de réf. du vendeur 22088

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SOUTHEY, Robert.

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Description de l'article : London -29, 1815. Together 16 volumes, 12mo, as listed below; uniformly bound in contemporary pink half calf over marbled boards, spines gilt, black morocco labels. A superb collection of volumes, all from the library of the talented Sara Coleridge (1802-52), only daughter of Samuel Taylor Coleridge and Sara Fricker. Many of the books were presented to her by her uncle, Robert Southey, and inscribed as such either by Sara herself, Southey or her husband Henry Nelson Coleridge, whom she married in 1829. Because of her parents' fractured marriage, Sara grew up living at Greta Hall in the Lake District, with Southey and his wife, Edith. 'The ongoing literary labours of Wordsworth and Southey thus ensured an almost constant stream of visitors at Greta Hall, and by the age of twenty Sara had met many of the most famous writers of her day. This stimulating environment, the excellent tutelage of her mother and uncle, her own intellectual prowess, and the impecunious state of the Coleridge family all contributed to Sara's first literary efforts' (ODNB). The collection consists of the following titles: 1. THE MINOR POEMS OF ROBERT SOUTHEY London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1815. Three volumes, 12mo, pp. [iii]-viii, 248; [iii]-vii, [i], 238; [iii]-vii, [i], 3-242; bound without the half titles; small stain at beginning of vol. II. Inscribed on first title: 'Sara Coleridge / Greta-hall / Keswick'. The inscription is in Sara Coleridge's own hand. 2. THE POET'S PILGRIMAGE TO WATERLOO Second edition. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1816. 12mo, pp. [viii], 232; with eight plates bound at the end (somewhat discoloured in places). Inscribed on title: 'Sara Coleridge / from / Robert Southey. 1830'. This is in the hand of her husband, Henry Nelson Coleridge 3. THE CURSE OF KEHAMA The fourth edition. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1818. Two volumes, 12mo, pp. xi, [v], 261; [iv], 216. Inscribed on half title to volume I: 'Sara Coleridge / from / Robert Southey. 1830'. This is also in Henry Nelson Coleridge's hand. 4. THALABA THE DESTROYER The fourth edition London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1821. Two volumes. 12mo, pp. [iii]-ix, [i], 271, [1] colophon; [iv], 294; apparently without the half title in volume I. Inscribed on both titles: 'Sara Coleridge / from Robert Southey. / 1829'. Again, the inscription is by Henry Nelson Coleridge. Also inscribed on endpaper of both volumes: 'Ellen Coleridge / May 1886'. This is presumably Ellen (née Phillips), widow of Herbert Coleridge, philologist, Sara's only son, who had died of consumption in 1861. 5. CARMEN TRIUMPHALE, for the commencement of the year 1814. Carmina Aulica. Written in 1814, on the arrival of the allied sovereigns in England Second edition. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1821. 12mo, pp. 93, [1] colophon. Not inscribed. 6. THE EXPEDITION OF ORSUA; and the crimes of Aguirre London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1821 12mo, pp. [iii]-x, 215; apparently bound without the half title. Not inscribed. 7. MADOC Fifth edition London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1825. Two volumes, 12mo, pp. ix, [iii], 303, [1] colophon; [iv], 284; a few leaves in sig. C in volume I beginning to spring from the binding. Inscribed on first half title: 'Sara Coleridge / from / Robert Southey. / 1830'. This is in the hand of Henry Nelson Coleridge. 8. A TALE OF PARAGUAY London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, Paternoster-Row. 1825. 12mo, pp. xviii, [ii], 199, [1]; with engraved frontispiece and one other plate, both by Heath after Westall. First edition. Inscribed by Southey at head of title: 'Sara Coleridge, from the Author' 9. RODERICK, THE LAST OF THE GOTHS Sixth edition. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, Paternoster-Row. 1826. Two volumes, 12mo, pp. ix, [iii], 297, [1] colophon; [iv], 293, [1] colophon. Not inscribed. 10. ALL FOR LOVE; AND THE PILGRIM TO COMPOSTELLA London: John Murray, Albemarle Street. 1829. 12mo, pp. [vi], 221, [1]; with engraved frontispiece by Finden after Westall. Inscribed at head of title: 'Sara Coleridge / from / the Author. 1831. Hampstea[d]' (last letter cropped). This is in the hand of Henry Nelson Coleridge. N° de réf. du vendeur 22222

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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor.

Edité par London: printed for John Murray. by William Bulmer and co (1816)

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Description de l'article : London: printed for John Murray. by William Bulmer and co, 1816. 8vo, pp. vii, [i], 64; bound third in a volume with nine other poems (see below); a fine and attractive volume in early calf, the covers stamped in basket-weave pattern, spine richly gilt, morocco label, marbled endpapers and edges. (Upper joint beginning to crack, othewise in very good condition.) Early armorial bookplate of the Rev. W.W. Holland, Chichester, and manuscript list of contents (perhaps in his hand) on free endpaper. A splendid volume of poetry, nicely presented with the spine labelled 'Minor Poems'. This is true for all but one of the pamphlets here - nobody today would describe either Christabel or Kubla Khan as 'minor' - but the accompanying poems certainly put Coleridge's two masterpieces into context. All the publications in this volume were issued by the firm of John Murray, at the time when it stood highest among London publishers: Byron was Murray's greatest success, of course, but Scott and Jane Austen were being published by him at exactly this time, as well as many other authors of lesser importance. This collection must have been assembled by going into 50 Albemarle St and picking out a number of current pamphlets that would have interested the buyer. On the other hand, they could well be a present from the publisher: the first owner was the Rev. William Woollams Holland (1785-1855), educated at Oxford and at this time vicar-choral at Chichester Cathedral. More importantly, he was married to Jane Murray (b. 1780), known as Jenny, elder sister of the publisher: they had at least one son, John Murray Holland (1818-77), who was a fellow of New College Oxford, and who followed his father into the church. When the elder John Murray had died in 1793, Jenny and her mother and sisters had gone to live in Shropshire, where she met and married Willam Holland in 1809, but she retained an interest in the family business: Zachs notes that she and her elder brother John were actively pursuing the firm's assets in 1800, at about the time that John gained effective control. The other works bound in here are: 1. [CROLY, George.] PARIS IN 1815. A poem . London: John Murray . 1817. 8vo, pp. [iii]-xii, [iii], 75, [1]. Jackson, Annals, p. 423. First edition 2. SCOTT, Walter. THE FIELD OF WATERLOO; a poem . Edinburgh: printed by James Ballantyne & co, for Archibald Constable and co. Edinburgh; and . John Murray, London. 1815. 8vo, pp. 56. Todd & Bowden 84Aa; Jackson p. 392. First edition. 3. [MALCOLM, Sir John.] PERSIA: A POEM. With notes. Second edition. London . John Murray . 1814. 8vo, pp. [iv], 38. Rare: neither the first nor this edition mentioned in Jackson, Annals. Malcolm (1769-1833) published his standard History of Persia the following year. 4. [KNIGHT, Henry Gally.] ILDERIM: A SYRIAN TALE . London: printed for John Murray . 1816. 8vo, pp. [vi], 74. Jackson p. 406. First edition. 5. HEMANS, Felicia Dorothea. THE RESTORATION OF THE WORKS OF ART TO ITALY: a poem . Second edition. Oxford . for J. Murray . 1816. 8vo, pp. [viii], 37. Jackson p. 412. 6. SMEDLEY, Edward. THE DEATH OF SAUL AND JONATHAN. A poem . London . for John Murray . 1814. 8vo, pp. [viii], 33. Jackson p. 378. First edition. 7. SMEDLEY, Edward. JONAH. A poem . London . for John Murray . 1815. 8vo, pp. [iv], 24, [4]. Jackson p. 394. First edition. 8. SMEDLEY, Edward. JEPHTHAH. A poem . London . .for John Murray . 1814. 8vo, pp. [iv], 27, [1]. Jackson p. 380. First edition. 9. [CROKER, John Wilson.] THE BATTLES OF TALAVERA. A poem . Eighth edition, with some additions. London . for John Murray . 1810. 8vo, frontispiece portrait of Wellington, engraved map and pp. 43; slightly foxed. Jackson p. 335. N° de réf. du vendeur 20173

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COLLINS, William.]

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Description de l'article : London: printed for J. Payne at Pope's Head in Pater-noster-Row, 1757. 4to, pp. viii, 23, [1] advertisements; final page a little dusty, else a very fine, fresh copy, uncut and disbound. Preserved in a black morocco-backed slipcase, titled in gilt. First edition thus, a retitled edition of Collins's Persian Eclogues, first published in 1742. Collins had originally written the poems when at school at Winchester: they were certainly largely finished by the time he went up to Oxford in 1740. Despite the fact that the first edition sold badly, by the 1750s his poems were gaining a critical reputation, and the youthful eclogues were - to his displeasure - more appreciated than the later and more mature Odes, which he felt better represented his talent. Although it is often presumed that this second edition is a mere reprint with the title altered by one word, in fact Collins made numerous small changes to the text, and the spelling and capitalisation is regularised. This is perhaps indicative not only of the poet's change of mind, but also of a shift in authorial and typographical practice in the intervening fifteen years - and, perhaps, of the effect that Johnson's Dictionary had had upon the language. A very fine copy, uncut. Rothschild 654; Williams, Seven XVIIIth century bibliographies, p. 112. See Lonsdale's edition of the poems (Longman, 1969) for an account of Collins's changes to the text. N° de réf. du vendeur 18777

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BARRIFFE, William.]

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Description de l'article : London printed by I.L. for Ralph Mab, 1639. Small 4to (190 x 145mm), pp. [viii], 48; some unsightly dampstains in the inner margin, occasionally bleeding into the text, otherwise a fine, clean copy in 19th or early 20th century limp vellum. First edition. This extraordinary work is about a military exercise at the Merchant Taylors' Hall, which featured a mock battle between the Christians and the Saracens. Barriffe describes each side in some detail, and it rapidly becomes plain that he sees the event as a piece of theatre, staged like a court masque - but for the benefit of a lower class of people, including the participants, of whom there were eighty in all. The day begins with Cornets and Targettiers marching into the hall, followed by 22 Saracens led by 'Captain Mulli-Aben-Achmat' (apparently played by Capt. Thomas Whitley): these Saracens carried 'large Pole-axes in their hands, Cymeters on their thighs, Battle Axes hanging on their armes, and broad daggers at their girdles, after the maner of the Countrey', as well as a banner showing their armorial (which is illustrated). A diagram on p. 5 shows the disposition of the 'Sarracens figures'. On the Saracens' leaving the hall at the 'garden doore', a troop of 'the Moderne Armes' were led in by Capt. John Ven, and after a parade their leader makes a speech in verse (pp. 7-8), beginning 'Grave Fathers of the Citie, that are come Like the fam'd Senators of ancient Rome' - this address is some 44 lines long. On pp. 10-15 the musketeers make a demonstration of their discipline in performing the preparing and loading of their muskets, to a rhythm apparently dictated by a tune whose music opens and closes this passage. The regicide John Venn (1586-1650) was famous as a radical in the Honourable Artillery Company in London: soon after this, he took a leading role in the prosecution and execution of Strafford - and then, a decade later, of the King himself. After the parades by the Christians are over, the Saracens return again (p. 40), and their leader 'with much vaunting insolence marcheth round about the Hall, with his Souldiers in form of a Herse' (there is another diagram on p. 41); but 'when the insolence was at the highest, he heard the Christians drums beating a March' and Capt. Ven's troop return to the hall. A demonstration of controlled and disciplined warfare ensues, with the Christians playing the noble and gallant defenders, the Saracens the wicked and treacherous opponents: 'Inraged ACHMAT even foming with anger that he could not work his designe, resolved for his last refuge with the remains of his over-wearied Turks, to break through the Battell of the Christians', but the Christians held firm. 'Whereupon being quite out of heart, with joynt consent they cryed for quarter, after the Turkey maner casting their weapons on the ground, and laying their left hands on their heads, with a loud voice crying, Saybe-Sallam' (p. 45). The show ends with a speech in rhyming couplets by Mr Richard Lacy, beginning 'Unbrace your Drums, and let the warlike Phife No more distinguish 'twixt pale death and life', and ending 'This from your bounties if we shall obtain, Vollies of shot, shall thank it back again' (p. 47). This text was reprinted as part of the fifth edition of William Barriffe's Military Discipline in 1647, where it is explicitly attributed to him, and indeed his presence at the event is testified by his being named as a participant. Barriffe (d. 1643) was a cordwainer by trade, and he joined the city Artillery Company as early as 1627; by 1635 he was publishing the first edition of Military Discipline (STC 1506). On the outbreak of civil war in 1642 he rose rapidly in the parliamentarian army, and served with Hampden at the siege of Reading. However, he died of an unknown cause in London in 1643. He was clearly a keen soldier, but the evidence of this book seems to show that he aspired to poetry, and had a dramatist's instinct as well. STC 1505. This piece is very rare: ESTC and STC between them locate six copies in the UK (BL, Bodleian, Guildhall, Colchester, Hon. Artillery Company and Sheffield University) and just three in the US (Folger, Huntington and Yale). N° de réf. du vendeur 23019

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QUINTILIANUS, Marcus Fabius.

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Description de l'article : Parma Angelo Ugoletus 3 July, 1494. Folio (300 x 202mm), ff. [ii], LXXXXVI; upper outer corner a little stained at beginning and end, first and last leaves slightly frayed at foot; else a very good, clean copy in later green reverse calf, early MS title label (perhaps from an earlier binding) fixed to upper cover. Editio princeps of the Declamationes Minores. This text is attributed to Quintilian, born in Spain in the first century AD, and author of the Institutio Oratoria, one of the most widely influential texts on oratory of the renaissance. If not his own composition, these declamations are possibly by a pupil or follower of his, and are certainly closely related to the Institutio and seem to be contemporary or slightly later than that work. They have in fact a greater and closer relationship to Quintilian than the Declamationes Maiores, which are generally agreed to be by a different author. The original text of the Declamationes Minores dealt with 388 themes, but the earliest and fullest manuscript (at Montpellier) has only nos. 244 to 388. That MS was unknown in the 15th century, but another transcript was recovered, with only 136 declamations, and from that now-lost manuscript three copies survive. Scholars now know that the present text was taken from one of those manuscripts, Munich MS Clm 309. This edition was not superseded until the one by Pierre Ayrault, published by Fédéric Morel at Paris in 1563; it was only with the discovery of what is now the Montpellier manuscript by Pierre Pithou, who published the text in 1580 (Paris, M. Patisson), that the text as we now have it became available. The editor of this edition was Taddeo Ugoleto of Parma, presumably brother of the printer Angelo and a man of considerable learning and influence: since the early 1470s he had been librarian to Matthias Corvinus, King of Hungary, whose magnificent and extensive library, consisting of superb manuscripts copied for and collected by him, was one of the most remarkable outside Italy at this period. Taddeo claimed that it was he who had reorganised the library, and in 1485-6 he travelled to Florence to commission new copies of manuscripts, from scribes working at the heart of the European renaissance. He was also the tutor to Matthias's illegitimate son, Johannes Corvinus. It may be that Taddeo returned to Italy on Matthias's death in April 1490, because in the early part of the decade he was clearly busy with Angelo's press: in addition to this important edition of Quintilian, he was also editor of Augustine, De Academicis (March 1491), and of the works of Claudian (April 1493), and Ausonius (July 1499). Many of the facts about his life are preserved by Ireneo Affò, Memorie di Taddeo Ugoleto (Parma, 1791). Taddeo dedicates this work to the poet Giorgio Anselmo Nepos (1459-1528), an eminent man of letters from an old Parma family: in the next century, his epigrams were to be published at Parma by another of the Ugoleto family, Francesco (Epigrammaton, 1526). Provenance. Sold at Sotheby's London, 23 June 1970, lot 175: £105, to Charles W. Traylen of Guildford. In Traylen catalogue 75, item 97, priced at £165; sold in February 1972 to R.G. Austin (1901-74), editor of Cicero and professor of Latin at the University of Liverpool, 1954-68. Goff Q22; BMC VII 946; Bod-Inc Q-021; Hain-Copinger 13659*. For Quintilian's authorship and the importance of this edition, see M. Winterbottom, Minor Declamations ascribed to Quintilian (Berlin, 1984), pp. xxi-xxv. N° de réf. du vendeur 22819

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COLERIDGE, Samuel Taylor.

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Description de l'article : Bristol for the author, 1795. Small 8vo (160 x 95mm), pp. 6, [3], 8-69; a very good copy in a mid-19th century binding of half calf over marbled boards. Bookplate of Robert, Marquess of Crewe. First and only edition of this rare early work by Coleridge, printing two lectures which he had delivered earlier the same year, in January and February, in the Corn Market, Bristol. The first one, on contemporary English Jacobins such as Paine, Godwin and Gerrald, had been printed as A Moral and Political Lecture, but the second one, 'On the Present War', against Pitt and his repressive policies, is first printed here. The series of lectures was suspended after the third lecture, when crowds outside the rooms threatened to disrupt the event. Coleridge's preface nonetheless asserts that 'Truth should be spoken at all times, but more especially at those times, when to speak Truth is dangerous'. This is followed by an ironical letter 'from Liberty to her dear friend Famine'. In between the lectures' delivery and their publication, he had married Sara Fricker on 4 October, and disappeared to their cottage at Clevedon, where they spent the next six weeks: the preface is dated from there, on 16 November. However, as Richard Holmes reveals, the following day he was at a meeting in Bristol, speaking in favour of a petition to the King 'for a speedy Termination of the Present War'. Provenance. Robert Milnes (1858-1945), marquess of Crewe, with his bookplate. He might have inherited this book from his father, Richard Monckton Milnes (Lord Houghton), who left an enormous library that was considerable extended by his son. Wise, Coleridge, 3; Tinker 674. See Holmes, Coleridge: Early Visions, pp. 95-106. N° de réf. du vendeur 21791

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PHILIPPS, Janetta.

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Description de l'article : Oxford printed by Collingwood and co, 1811. 8vo, pp. [xii], 68; a little spotted but generally a very good copy, in contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, joints cracked. Sole edition of a rare volume of poems by Janetta Philipps, issued by subscription: the list of those who patronised the publication is quite substantial, amounting to pre-publication orders for over 500 copies. Although almost nothing is known about Janetta Philipps herself, the subscription list is on its own quite informative: she presumably lived in Oxford, as there is a good preponderance of university and town names taking copies, but there is also a fair number from Somerset, notably from Bridgewater but also including Taunton, Stowey, Pawlet and Queen Camel. She must have been well-connected in high society, because there are several titled subscribers, led by the Duke and Duchess of Marlborough but also including the Earl of Dysart, Lord and Lady Bagot, the Earl of Stamford and so on. The most notable name on the list, however, is that of 'Mr. P.B. Shelley', who took six copies; other members of his family were also subscribers, such as his sisters Elizabeth and Hellen, and friends such as Thomas Medwin, Edward Graham and his future wife Harriet Westbrook (they were to elope in August the same year). Shelley took six copies, but this is not the end of his interest in the book: we know from a letter to Miss Philipps, written on 16 May of this year from the family home at Field Place, that he saw the manuscript of her poems before publication, and that he 'offered to print the Mss. at my own expence' (Letters I p. 88). When he wrote that letter, Shelley was in disgrace: he had been sent down from Oxford in late March, but had presumably been able to see the MS in Oxford through the good graces of his friend Strong, who is mentioned in the letter too. A subsequent letter, perhaps written later the same month (I p. 89), reacts forcefully to a letter she had written to him, which seems to have protested against the publication of his Necessity of Atheism (which he had mentioned in his previous letter). He did not forget her after this: next month he wrote to Hogg saying that Miss Philipps had 'twice the genius' of his sister Elizabeth (after whom Hogg was currently hankering). There is, however, no evidence that they were in touch after this and his interest in her was as transient as was that he took in the young Felicia Dorothea Browne (later Mrs Hemans). One feature of the book intriguingly suggests that this may not be Philipps's only publication: pp. 31-2 carry a poem headed 'Stanzas inserted in the novel of Delaval', which begins: 'Then teach me, ah! teach me that pang to subdue'. This set of five four-line stanzas does indeed appear on p. 117 of the anonymous gothic novel Delaval, published by the Minerva Press in 1802. No attribution has hitherto been made for the authorship of this piece of fiction, but it seems reasonable to suggest that Janetta Philipps could well have been responsible for it. See Garside, Raven & Schöwerling II p. 146 and Blakey, Minerva Press, p. 202. Jackson, Romantic Poetry by Women, p. 256. No copy of this book seems to have been sold at auction in the past forty years. Copac locates copies at the BL, Bodleian and NLS; there are also copies at Harvard, NYPL and Yale. Provenance. This copy belonged to an Oxford woman reader some twenty years after publication: it has the ownership inscription on the upper pastedown of Mary Barnett, Holywell St, Oxford, dated 1831. She must be the wife or daughter of Thomas Barnett, who kept a livery stables in Holywell (see Pigot's 1830 trade directory for Oxford): presumably he was prosperous, because when he died in 1841 he was designated 'gentleman'. N° de réf. du vendeur 19350

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KETT, Henry, owner.]

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Description de l'article : London Oxford and Cambridge -95, 1758. Nine works in one volume, 4to, listed separately below. Nicely bound in late 18th century half calf over marbled boards, a bit rubbed but very sound. A fine volume of mostly academic poetry, much of it published in the 1780s and put together by the aspiring poet Henry Kett (1761-1825), fellow of Trinity College Oxford. Kett himself published some poetry, and attempted to become Professor of Poetry at Oxford in 1793 and again in 1802. He was a well-respected tutor and the author of several books, as well as being a notable wit. In this volume of nine works, although only one of them is noted as a presentation copy (item 4, from George Richards), it is very likely that several others were too, as almost all of the authors were academic contemporaries at the two universities. There is a list of contents on the flyleaf, quite probably by Kett himself. The volume was later bought by John Johnson (d. 1831), Fellow of Magdalen Oxford, who has noted on the flyleaf 'Purchased at a Sale probably at Mr Ketts'. In the twentieth century the book belonged to H.W. Luttman-Johnson (perhaps a descendant), a proto-fascist and associate of Oswald Mosley who was interned during World War II. The separate pieces are: 1. LIPSCOMB, William. POEMS . Oxford: printed for J. Walter . London. Sold also by D. Prince and J. Cooke in Oxford; and J. Todd in York. 1784. 4to, pp. [iv], iii, [i], 111. Lipscomb (1754-1842) was at Corpus, Oxford, and graduated in 1774, having won a prize for English verse in 1772. 2. CROWE, William. LEWESDON HILL. A poem . The second edition. Oxford: at the Clarendon Press, 1788. Sold by D. Prince and J. Cooke, Oxford; J.F. and C. Rivington, T. Cadell, and R. Faulder, London. 4to, pp. [vi], 28, [1]. Crowe (1745-1829) was a Fellow of New College and Public Orator from 1784. 3. RICHARDS, George. MODERN FRANCE: A POEM . Oxford: sold by J. Cooke; by G.G.J. and J. Robinson [etc] . London; and W. Lunn, Cambridge. 1793. 4to, pp. 18, [1]. Inscribed 'Mr Kett' at head of title in a contemporary hand. George Richards (1767-1837) had been at Christ's Hospital with Charles Lamb and then went on to Trinity College under Kett - he was very probably tutored by him. This poem expressing horror at the excesses of the French Revolution could well be a presentation copy from the author, who was by this time a fellow of Oriel. 4. RICHARDS, George. MATILDA; OR THE DYING PENITENT: a poetical epistle . Oxford: printed for J. Cooke, and sold by G.G. and J. Robinson [etc] . London. 1795. 4to, pp. 20. Inscribed 'The Gift of the Author Feb 7 1795' at head of title page. 5. TWEDDELL, John. JUVENUM CURAS. [colophon:] In comitiis maximis. Jul. 7, 1789. Joannes Tweddell, Trinitatis Collegii Scholaris apud Cantab. [Cambridge, 1789] 4to, pp. 4; in Greek throughout except for title and colophon; early MS note on first page. Very rare: ESTC locates just two copies, at the BL and Bodleian only (although there is now a third copy known, at Trinity Cambridge). John Tweddell (1769-99) was an outstanding student at Trinity College Cambridge, where he became a fellow in 1793 - these Greek verses were published while he was still an undergraduate were presumably circulated privately. He was a passionate revolutionary and moved in Godwin's circle, meeting George Dyer, Thomas Holcroft and even William Wordsworth. He travelled widely in the 1790s spent much of his energy recording Greek antiquities; on his death in Athens in 1799 he apparently left a large collection of drawings and notes that later disappeared. As ODNB states, 'In death Tweddell became almost a mythical figure, with many laments at the genius cut off before it could show itself. Lord Byron was among those who in 1810 marked his grave with a block of marble from the Parthenon.' 6. LOWTH, Thomas Henry. REI NAUTICAE INCREMENTA. [Oxford, 1773] 4to, pp. [ii], 10. Lowth was born in 1753 and was the eldest son of the churchman Robert Lowth, who by the time his son went up was Bishop of Oxford. The young man promised well, but he died young in 1778. This piece - very likely a prize poem from his undergraduate career - celebrates nautical achievements, including those of Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Drake, Anson and Byron. 7. CHAPPELOW, Leonard, translator. THE TRAVELLER: AN ARABIC POEM, INTITLED TOGRAI, written by Abu-Ismael; translted into Latin and publish'd with notes in 1661 . now render'd into English in the same iambic measure as the original; with some additional noes to illustrate the poem . Cambridge, printed by J. Bentham printer to the University . 1758. 4to, pp. [ii], 38. One of the few ventures into poetry of the orientalist Leonard Chappelow (d. 1768): according to ODNB it 'inaugurates the Cambridge tradition of turning Arabic poetry into English verse'. 8. KNIGHT, Samuel. ELEGIES AND SONNETS . London: printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. 1785. 4to, pp. [ii], v-70; last leaf with short internal tear (no loss). Probably not wanting the half title, as the title page is a cancel and both half title and title were probably cancelled at the same time. A rare volume by Samuel Knight (1754-1829), who had been at Trinity Cambridge but was later at the Middle Temple. This is a reissue of the original work, with a cancel title page identifying the author. No copy of either issue in the British Library. 9. [MONRO, Thomas?] MELE EPHEMERIA [graece] . Oxford: printed for the author: and sold by Mess. Fletcher, bookseller, in the Turle; and by W. Jackson, in Oxford. 1783. 4to, pp. [viii], 36. The manuscript list of contents on the flyleaf identifies this as 'Monro's Mele Ephemeria', and it is almost certainly by Thomas Monro (1764-1815), then still only 19 and an undergraduate at Magdalen College: Monro founded and edited the Oxford periodical Olla Podrida (1784-87), to which Henry Kett contributed. The work has a list of subscribers - almost all Oxford men - and consists of English, Latin and Greek verses. N° de réf. du vendeur 17059

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Description de l'article : Leyden F. Hack -6, 1655. Two volumes, 4to (leaves 242 x 190mm), pp. [xvi], 716; 536, [44] index homericus; pagination including the engraved title page in volume I; also with two engraved frontispieces, both by Schiavonetti, added at a later date; a very fine copy in full green morocco (probably English, around 1800), with spines gilt, gilt plain borders on covers, gilt turn-ins surrounding tan morocco pastedowns; marbled paper for free endleaves. First edition of this edition of the Iliad and Odyssey, in the original Greek and with Latin notes by Cornelius Schrevelius (1608-64). This has long been regarded as a fine edition, but this is a large paper copy, and comes from a distinguished line of collectors. Provenance 1. Janus Broukhusius (1649-1707), the latinised name of Joan van Broekhuizen, Dutch scholar and editor of classical texts, with his ownership inscription at the head of the title page in volume I: 'Jani Broukhusii'. A few notes in the margin of the title page and the preceding endpaper may be in his hand. Broukhusius was a very considerable collector, and his library was sold at auction in Amsterdam in May 1708. 2. 'W:S: 1803', written in an English hand on an endpaper in volume I, with 'C.P.' opposite. 3. George Spencer-Churchill (1766-1840), who in 1817 became the 5th Duke of Marlborough but is known to bibliophily as the Marquis of Blandford. His famous library at White Knights near Reading had to be dispersed in 1819 because of his debts, by the auctioneer Thomas Evans. Notoriously spendthrift, Blandford had fought off competition at the Roxburghe sale (1812) to secure the 'Valdarfer Boccaccio' for £2260, a price record that stood for more than seventy years. The inscription of the next owner, Henry Drury (see below) clearly implies that this is the same copy - and indeed lot 1956 in the White Knights sale was a large paper copy of this book, and also had the two Schiavonetti plates inserted. As the catalogue states that that it was bound in red morocco, one might doubt this to be the same book - however, the auctioneer's file copy of the sale at the British Library does indeed show the buyer to have been 'Drury'. 4. Henry Drury (1778-1841), who like Lord Blandford was a founding member of the Roxburghe Club, and was a book collector of more modest means (and of better-controlled ambition). A clergyman scholar, Drury taught at Harrow, where Byron was one of his pupils, and although a renowned classicist he never produced the books he might have written or edited, instead putting his energies into book collecting. Drury has written two notes, one in English and French and the other in Latin, suggesting that this copy comes from White Knights, and quoting Brunet's opinion about the rarity of the large paper issue. 5. Acccording to Brunet (in, obviously, the later edition), Drury's copy fetched £13.5s when sold in 1827, but was 'revend 561 fr. à Paris, en 1829'. If so, the book returned to London again, some decades later and at a lower price, because this copy was bought at Sotheby's on 21 July 1857 for £7.10s: it was lot 451 in the second day of the sale of the library of 'a well-known collector' (who was apparently le Baron de St Victor), bought by 'C. Butler'. The large paper copies of this edition are, according to Brunet, particularly sought-after: 'Il y a des exempl. en Gr. Pap. regardés avec raison comme très-rares; celui de M. Caillard a été vend. 451 fr; il avait 243 millim. de hauteur sur 191 de largeur; nous en donnons la mesure, parce que sans cela les personnes qui n'ont pas été à même de voir les deux papiers, reconnaitraient difficilement le plus grand'. Binding Finely bound in early 19th century green morocco: when sold in 1857, the binding was attributed to Charles Smith, but there is no ticket or stamp anywhere in the volumes that I can find. Brunet III 272-3. N° de réf. du vendeur 22114

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LANDOR, Walter Savage.]

Edité par London: printed for Henry Colburn. and sold by George Goldie Edinburgh and John Cumming Dublin (1814)

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Description de l'article : London: printed for Henry Colburn. and sold by George Goldie Edinburgh and John Cumming Dublin, 1814. 8vo, pp. [ii], 100, [2] advertisements; entirely uncut (short tears in pp. 27-8 and 33-34 due to careless opening, but with no loss); slightly browned, else a fine copy, rebound by Philip Dusel in drab boards, dark red morocco spine, lettered in gilt. First and only edition: 'one of the rarest Landor first editions' (Weissman). This series of fourteen open letters to Lord Liverpool, the Prime Minister, urges the government to be resolute with France and ruthless with Napoleon, to prevent a recurrence of imperial ambitions. The letters were begun in late 1813, in the wake of the news of the allies' victory at Leipzig (the last one is dated 20 December); they were supposedly for publication in The Courier, but in fact they never appeared in a periodical and this is their first appearance in print. The book was advertised as 'in the press' on 24 December, and it was therefore probably available very early in January 1814. Landor was very discontented with the result (no surprise there) and complained to Southey that 'The evil genius to whom I committed the manuscript has printed what he chose and omitted all the best' (Super p. 25). Shortly afterwards, in May, Landor moved his household to Jersey and then to France, where he had the satisfaction of seeing the defeated Emperor at Tours, on his way into exile. This pamphlet became notoriously rare, and in 1923 Wise thought that his own complete copy - he also possessed one mutilated by Landor - was 'the only perfect copy of the book known to have survived'. In fact we can now trace eleven copies apart from this one: two in the British Library (Wise's Ashley copies), Aberdeen University, and two in National Trust houses (Nostell Priory and Calke Abbey); one each in the National Library of Ireland and Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris; two at the Library of Congress and one each at the Huntington and Chicago (Wachs collection). In addition, the pamphlet was reissued by Colburn in 1814 - perhaps without Landor's knowledge or permission - as part of a collection of essays against Napoleon, titled Offerings to Buonaparte. The lead pamphlet was one by Chateaubriand, Of Buonaparte and the Bourbons, and there were two others besides Landor's also included. Of that reissue, I can trace just five copies: British Library, Bibliothèque Nationale, Harvard, Chapel Hill and DePaul University (Chicago). Wise actually admits in the bibliography that his complete copy was extracted from a copy of Offerings to Buonaparte, but otherwise nobody seems to have noticed this alternative form of publication. Super, Publication of Landor's Works, pp. 24-5; Wise and Wheeler, Bibliography of Landor, 15; Wise, Ashley Library, III p. 68; Weissman, Poetic Associations, p. 168. N° de réf. du vendeur 22607

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BRIDGES, Robert.

Edité par Oxford University Press February to October 1929 (1927)

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Description de l'article : Oxford University Press February to October 1929, 1927. Four parts in five fascicles, 4to (approx. 270 x 210mm), pp. [1]-24; [25]-55, [1]; [57]-90; [91]-123, [1]; 125-134, [1] colophon; no title page to part I, as issued; each of the five sections in its own original white paper wrappers (all the wrappers watermarked 'T H SAUNDERS'); a very fine copy, uncut and preserved in five cloth folders, with titles tooled in gilt on spines. The very rare 'draft' first edition of Robert Bridges's late masterpiece, which was finally published to enormous popular acclaim in late 1929, and which in the following two decades sold more than 70,000 copies. Whilst he was finalising the text, Bridges had the Oxford University Press print a draft edition in a very limited number of copies, presumably so that he could mark and alter it, and perhaps circulate it to friends for their reaction. It is beautifully printed in the Fell types whose use Bridges and his wife had helped to revive. The number of copies of this trial edition was extremely limited. The colophon on the last part is quite detailed: 25 copies of each of the first four fascicles, printed in February 1927, September 1927, May 1928 and February 1929. When it came to the last part, the conclusion of part IV, the numbers were more limited still: just four copies were printed in September 1929 and a further 17 in October 1929, making this last section even scarcer than the rest. Bridges explained this in a letter to Sir Herbert Warren (then just retired as President of Magdalen College): 'the Press insisted on printing it, (tho' it was of no possible use to me), in order to complete their magnificent setting up of the previous sections, - which were an inestimable assistance to me in my work'. It is clear that the distribution of the parts must have been fairly haphazard, because he went on to explain that he could also send parts II, III and IV if Warren did not already have them. This set was formed by a contemporary Oxford collector: two accompanying letters inserted with the last part identify him as Colonel C.H. Wilkinson (1888-1960), fellow of Worcester College. An expert on Richard Lovelace, Wilkinson was a notable book collector and even more notable librarian - it was he who developed the library at Worcester so that, for an institution of its size and wealth, Worcester has perhaps the most significant of all the Oxford college collections. Wilkinson was clearly on the hunt for copies of the various parts at a very early date, and he seems to have put this set together by begging from his Oxford contacts. The first letter to him is from Humphrey Milford of the OUP in London, dated 5 December 1929, agreeing to send him 'my extra copy of Part I of the draft of Testament of Beauty'. The second is from Monica Bridges, the poet's widow, written in August 1931, and saying that she has no copy of 'the separate Book V that you have: indeed I had quite forgotten it; but it is just the sort of thing that RB wd have done - to have a few copies printed for possessors of the large paper edition to bind up with Books I-IV'. If Bridges himself is to be believed (see his letter to Warren above) this is not quite how it happened, and in any case the fifth part is not 'Book V' but the concluding section (300 or so lines) of Book IV, which brings the poem to its end. Monica Bridges then adds, however, that 'Mr Sisam' (i.e. the Anglo-Saxon scholar Kenneth Sisam, who was a neighbour on Boars Hill) had told her that 'you wd like to have a copy of Book II of the working copy of the Testt. of Beauty printed by the Press. I find that I have an odd copy, so am sending it to you'. This set, so cleverly put together and then preserved in uniform cloth cases, was sold at Wilkinson's sale, Sotheby's London, 27 March 1961, as lot 654 (the lot number is still in pencil on the folders), when it fetched £90 to Hollings. It was then acquired by the great New York collector H. Bradley Martin, whose collection of English poetry focused especially on titles in the Hayward catalogue. It was lot 2652 in the Martin sale (Sotheby's New York, 30 April 1990), selling for $3250 hammer, and has since been in a private US collection. Hayward 287 (the Warren copy); Weissman, Poetic Associations, 736 (again, the Warren copy); not recorded by McKay, Bibliography of Robert Bridges (New York, 1933). N° de réf. du vendeur 22963

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VERGIL, Polydore.

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Description de l'article : Basel Johannes Bebelius, 1534. Folio, pp. [ii], 610, [47] index, [1]; woodcut printer's device on title and final page; ruled in red throughout; a fine large copy in early calf over thick pasteboard, the covers with central lozenge-shaped ornament in gilt, gilt roll-tool border and cornerpieces. Possibly a French binding. (Rebacked by James Brockman, replacing an earlier, ineffective, reback.) Editio princeps. This is a very fine copy, in a very early binding, of the first modern history of England. This is an important book, the work of an Italian humanist writing to the order of Henry VIII. McKisack praises Polydore for his scepticism and descretionary use of his sources, unlike Fabian and others of his predecessors. Bede, William of Malmesbury and Matthew Paris were the only three Polydore considered of much value; in particular he was influential in dismissing the fabulous tales of Geoffrey of Monmouth. Polydore came to England in 1501-2, although he had been resident at Rome as Henry VII's representative since 1492. At heart he seems to have remained a Catholic and was unhappy with the drift towards protestantism under Henry VIII; as a good friend and frequent correspondent of Erasmus, however, he was probably unable to commit himself to either side with conviction. He returned to Urbino as an old man and died there in about 1555. Adams V446; see McKisack, Medieval History in the Tudor Age (1971), pp. 98-103. Provenance. Eighteenth-century armorial bookplate of 'John Earl of Delawarr' - i.e. John West (1693-1766), Lord De La Warr, politician and diplomat, who was created Earl De La Warr in 1761. In the 19th century this book belonged to James Elwin Millard (1823-94), vicar of Basingstoke (and collector of books relating to the town). He was the father of Christopher Sclater Millard (1872-1927), better known as 'Stuart Mason', bibliographer of Oscar Wilde. The younger Millard must have disappointed his father by first converting to Roman Catholicism and then being convicted several times of gross indecency - but, as the first great collector of Oscar Wilde, he clearly inherited the father's book-collecting gene. N° de réf. du vendeur 22871

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HALLAM, Isaac.

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Description de l'article : Stamford: printed by Francis Howgrave, 1742. 4to, pp. [viii], 61; with an engraved frontispiece; bound in full brown morocco, gilt, spine and edges gilt, by Riviere. First edition of a remarkable poem on cock-fighting, described by the author in his dedication as a 'diversion . . . daily growing into esteem'. The author was himself an enthusiast of this violent sport. Much of the verse is devoted to the breeding of birds and the hatching of eggs, but the poem concludes with a vivid, if crudely-written, description of an actual match, with the spectators engaged in excited wagering: Thus circling round the glitt'ring Guineas fly, As various Odds become the gen'ral Cry, And Five to Two the nice Advent'rers ply Now hostile Rage each daring Foe maintains, And Death as Fate inclines alternate Reigns, In various Shapes the missive Blow appears, And dire Destruction 'midst the Conflict bears; Now purple Life unloads the turgid Veins, And gushing down the crouded Circus stains, Or stagnates, swells the Throat, and vital Air restrains. (pp. 53-55) The odds are explained by one of the author's many informative footnotes: 'Five to two is a common Bett with the Groom Porters, when the Cocks on both Sides are judg'd of an Equality, against naming the Side which wins the following Battles, but if either Party be judg'd superior to the other, their Bett is then Five and a Half to Two against the weakest winning two together.' Particular attention is paid to the sharp metal spurs attached to the birds' feet, to make the contest lethal. A reference to an 'ingenious artist' named Smith is glossed: 'Mr. Thomas Smith, near Katherine-Street, being allow'd the most curious and noted Maker of Silver Cock-Weapons.' As printed here, the lines of the poem are very widely spaced, and this with some uneven inking gives the book a striking and distinctly provincial appearance. Francis Howgrave established his press in Stamford in 1732, where he published the Stamford Mercury, a newspaper which lasted for much of the 18th century. The Hallams were an old Lincolnshire family, and this Isaac Hallam is quite likely an ancestor of the historian Henry Hallam, and thus of his son Arthur Henry Hallam, Tennyson's friend. The book has a two-page list of subscribers, including the printer himself, as well as Mr. Thomas Howgrave, Sir Thomas Trollope (1691-1784, great-grandfather of the novelist), Thomas Trollope, and T. M. Trollope: the Trollopes were also from Lincolnshire. The frontispiece by Emanuel Bowen shows three gentleman, one holding a bird, one a sack and key, and the other a numbered scroll. Foxon H6. This is a fine copy of a very rare Lincolnshire imprint: Foxon locates just three copies (BL, Clark and Yale), and ESTC adds only one more, at the Huntington. N° de réf. du vendeur 23448

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GESNER, Conrad.

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Description de l'article : Tiguri Zürich excudebat Christoph. Frosch, 1577. Two parts in one volume, small 4to, ff. [viii], 140; 28; with printer's device on titles and three full-page woodcut illustrations in the second part; both title-pages strengthened (with paper patches, where stamps possibly removed, on versos); early binding with vellum spine (lettered in ink) and sides made from old musical MS. First edition. The first part of this work consists of a large number of letters from Gesner (and, on a few occasions, to him) to various eminent botanists, physicians, scientists and scholars of his time throughout Europe. Amongst those with whom Gesner corresponded were Johann Crato von Krafftheim, Achilles Pirminus Gasser (editor of Peregrinus's De Magnete, with whom he discussed the magnet), Adolf Occo (to whom he wrote in both Greek and Latin), Felix Platter, Theodor Zwinger and Leonhard Fuchs. 'These 226 letters on a wide variety of medical topics, edited by Caspar Wolf, Gesner's literary executor, and published posthumously, indicate the wide interests and scientific insights of this great Renaissance scholar. The book contains two botanical tracts and three fine woodcuts of plants from Gesner's huge collection of drawings and woodcuts of plants which were to form the illustrative portion of his projected history of plants' (Heirs of Hippocrates). These illustrations, of which Gesner had drawn and collected some 1500, were prepared for a proposed monumental treatise, an Opera Botanica, which he never finished. He entrusted Caspar Wolf with the project, but Wolf was not able to fulfil his commission. He sold the material, including some blocks already cut, to Johann Camerarius the younger and these later came into the hands of C.J. Trew.Some of them were published by Schmiedel in the 18th century, but the printing here of the three blocks is remarkable in being near-contemporary. These cuts appear in the second part of the work, which has a separate title page. It is a monograph (taken from the proposed Opera Botanica) on aconites and hellebore - indeed, it is the first monograph on these plants. Provenance. Nicholas Franchimont a Frankenfeld, with his ownership inscription and monogram on first title, and his underlinings and marginal MS annotations. Franchimont a Frankenfeld (1611-84) was professor of medicine at Prague. Amongst other medical topics, he wrote on lithotomy. Adams G526; Bird 1062; Durling 2067; Heirs of Hippocrates 186; Hunt 129; Parkinson & Lumb 1004; Waller 3521; Wellcome I 2805; Wellisch 3.1. N° de réf. du vendeur 9233

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GOLDSMITH, Oliver.

Edité par London: printed for P. Elmsly in the Strand and J. Robson in New Bond-Street (1783)

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Description de l'article : London: printed for P. Elmsly in the Strand and J. Robson in New Bond-Street, 1783. Three works in one volume, 4to, pp. vii, [i], 23; [iv], 28; 18; the second poem signed in ink (on p. [iv]) by the author with his initials A.K. ('the better to prevent surreptitious copies'); finely bound in full red morocco gilt by Riviere (neatly rebacked, preserving original spine), gilt edges and turn-ins, plain dark blue endpapers. First edition of Goldsmith's Deserted Village, one of the most famous poems of the century - a brilliantly evocative and socially reflective poem with lines that many who have never read it will nonetheless find familiar: 'Ill fares the land, to hastening ills a prey, Where wealth accumulates, and men decay' (p. 4). The last four lines, supplied by Goldsmith's close friend Samuel Johnson, are also plangent. This is the true first edition, and in fine complete condition, with the half title. Bound with this are two early imitations, much less common than the original. Anthony King (1742-97) was the son of a future Lord Mayor of Dublin, Sir Anthony King, and had been educated at Trinity College; he must have read for the English bar, but later in life practised in Dublin. This is his earliest known work, dedicated to Goldsmith '(in whose acquaintance he is personally honoured)'. He took precautions against piracy by signing copies on the back of the title page - his fears seem to have been well-founded, as an unauthorised edition 'printed by Obadiah Pirate, in Black-Boy-Alley' is also known, and perhaps had preceded this printing. Of this authorised edition, ESTC locates no copy at the BL and just four copies in England; and five copies in North America (Harvard, McMaster, Yale, Illinois and Minnesota). Later still, there were two more piracies produced in Dublin (1784 and 1797). The third book in this volume is by the American writer Thomas Coombe (1747-1822). Born in Philadelphia, Coombe was ordained into the Church of England and felt that this barred him from disloyalty to the Crown by supporting American independence: he sailed to England in 1779 and spent the rest of his life in Britain and Ireland - just before this poem was written, he had been chaplain to Lord Carlisle as Lord Lieutenant of Ireland, and the poem combines his experiences of Ireland and America. The poem pictures Edwin, who has been exiled from his native land, coming to America, the promised country of hope and plenty; but there he only finds war and danger: 'Brothers 'gainst brothers rise in vengeful strife, The parent's weapon drinks the children's life . Here, as I trace my melancholy way, The prowling Indian snuffs his wonted prey. Ha - should I meet him in his dusky round - Late in these woods I heard his murderous sound - Still the deep war-whoop vibrates on mine ear, And still I hear his tread, or seem to hear .' (pp. 16-17). Goldsmith: Rothschild 1032; Temple Scott p. 248; Williams, p. 147. Coombe: Adams, American Controversy, 83-27. N° de réf. du vendeur 18291

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Description de l'article : Paris Robert Estienne I 12 January, 1519. Two works in one volume, folio (310 x 200mm), both titles with letterpress text within fine woodcut compartments; ff. 224; 198, [4]; good large copies, in a rather dull but very sound modern institutional binding of tan half morocco, spine lettered in gilt. Original (or at least very early) foredge inscription 'Opera Dionysij et Damasc:' preserved. Two editions which, despite being dated four years apart, are sometimes found in the same volume. St John of Damascus's De Orthodoxa Fide is in a translation by Lefèvre d'Étaples, with a commentary by Josse Clichtove; it had been published by Henri Estienne in 1512, and this is, as the title page says, Estienne's 'secunda æmissio'. It is, however, oddly scarce and is not noticed by Renouard - the 1512 edition is far more frequently met with. Both works are fine copies, with an attractive early British provenance. Dionysius: Renouard p. 16, no. 3; Adams D523; Cathedral Libraries Catalogue D634. John: not in Renouard or in Adams; Cathedral Libraries Catalogue J291. Provenance. This book was in Britain at a very early date. A contemporary inscription, lightly deleted, at the head of the title page appears to read 'Augustinij Bernlye' (the surname being very hard to read: it could be Berry or another more obscure name). This is very likely to be an Englishman. Certainly the following inscription, in a late 16th c hand, reading 'xpors Bulwer', with price 6s.8d., cannot be other than English, and the writer (whose first name must be Christopher) must have been an educated man whom one would assume to have attended university. However, this surname, which is very clear, does not appear at either Oxford or Cambridge at this date - at least, certainly not with this Christian name. There are quite a few notes in the margins of the Dionysius, in at least two 16th century hands; and on the blank preliminary leaf facing the title page a note in English which is quoting 'Mor. against ye masse'. This is probably a reference to the attack on the Roman Catholic mass by Thomas Morton (1564-1659), Bishop of Durham, Of the institution of the sacrament of the blessed bodie and blood of Christ, first published in 1631. N° de réf. du vendeur 22146

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Description de l'article : At London printed by John Charlewood for Robert Walley, 1587. Small 4to, pp. [88]; most of the preliminary matter set in roman and italic letter, and the text set in black letter; metalcut border on title page, repeated on second title to the Kalendar; fine full-page arms of Elizabeth I on title verso, and with woodcut diagrams in second part; first title page rather dust-soiled, final leaf neatly remargined (not affecting the text); else a good copy rebound in the early 20th century in full plain calf, spine lettered in gilt. First and only edition of this work by a remarkable Elizabethan writer. Much of the life of Barnaby Rich (1542-1617) is obscure, but he spent much of his military life in Ireland, and he wrote a good deal about it, from the early 1570s onwards. This work is one of six books devoted to the art of war, but he had ambitions and talents beyond this: he was a friend of Thomas Churchyard, George Gascoigne and Thomas Lodge, and wrote volumes of stories such as Barnaby Riche's farewell to militarie profession (1581), which includes the story ('Of Apolonius and Silla') that gave Shakespeare much of the plot and characters (and several distinctive words) for Twelfth Night. The present book boasts (like Riche's farewell) of his affiliation to Sir Christopher Hatton, although it is dedicated to the Queen, and is addressed to the 'Captaines and renowned Souldiours of England', claiming 24 years of experience in soldiering, having first served 'at Newhaven, under that most honorable Earl of Warwicke' - that is, the expedition to Le Havre in 1562-3 which (as so often with Elizabethan foreign adventures) ended in disaster. This is followed by a long preface to 'the freendly readers in generall'. The main text details the various duties and demands of individual officers, from the highest to the lowest; and there are sections on 'Disciplines' and 'Stratagemes'. The second part of the book has its own title page, and gives a 'Kalendar for Imbatteling', showing how most efficiently to make your troop formations in squares - with, related to that, an easy way to find the square root of any number from 100 to 10,000. This is a rare title in Elizabethan literature: not only is it the only edition, but very few copies are recorded. ESTC and STC locate only four copies in the UK (BL, Lambeth Palace, and two in Oxford), and three in the USA (Huntington, Yale and Library of Congress. The only copy apart from this one that seems to have been sold at auction in living memory is one offered at Doyle, New York, in 2012, which had the final leaf in facsimile. STC 20995; Sweeney, Ireland and the Printed Word, 4503. N° de réf. du vendeur 23045

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PRIOR, Matthew.]

Edité par London: printed for R. Burrough and J. Baker at the Sun and Moon in Cornhil and E. Curll at the Peacock without Temple-Bar (1707)

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Description de l'article : London: printed for R. Burrough and J. Baker at the Sun and Moon in Cornhil and E. Curll at the Peacock without Temple-Bar, 1707. 8vo, pp. [vi], 58, 43-128, [1]; with the leaf of advertisements (originally printed as A1) mistakenly bound at the end; page numbers 43-58 repeated in error, but text continuous and as intended; some staining on the title and (less obviously) in the text; contemporary calf, a little rubbed, later paper labels on spine; preserved in a pull-off full blue morocco case. First edition, unauthorised: an important publication not only for Prior but also in the career of the publisher, Edmund Curll. This book was in preparation at the very beginning of 1707, as Jacob Tonson, who held the copyrights in Prior's poetry, issued a warning in the Daily Courant for 24 January, against 'a Collection of Poems which the Publishers intend to call Mr. Prior's', and adding that 'all the Genuine Copys of what Mr. Prior has hitherto written do of right belong, and are now in the hands of Jacob Tonson, who intends very speedily to publish a correct edition of them'. The implication was that this edition would contain spurious poetry - a fiction that Prior was also eager to sustain because he did not want some of the poems reprinted. Indeed he wrote to Lord Halifax on 4 February: 'Some rogue of a bookseller has madea very Improper Collection of what He calls my writings, the whole is mutilated, Names printed at length and things written near Twenty years since, mingled with some written the other Day; in such a Manner as may do Me harm . I mention this, my Lord, desiring your Lordship to believe this book was printed without my knowledge or consent'. Publication went ahead, all the same: the book appeared on 31 January, with no mention of Prior on the title page, but with his name clearly spelt out in the first line of the preface. This was Curll's first venture into contemporary literature, and possibly his first true piracy of material copyrighted by others; it was, of course, far from his last. Despite threats from Tonson, no legal action was taken, and it took Tonson two years to issue his own authorised edition. Curll was to discover that the bark of the 'official' London trade was often much worse than its bite, and his courage in ignoring threats could pay off. An indication of how unofficial this book was is that it contains a number of obvious misprints, and some of these have been corrected by a contemporary reader: examples of these are on pp. 31, (1)45, 97 and 100. It is just possible that these errors were spotted and corrected in the printing house, rather than by an early purchaser. Foxon p. 641; Rothschild 1675; and Hayward 140. See also Baines and Rogers, Edmund Curll, pp. 27-8, and Straus p. 204 ('The first, though unauthorized, edition, now very valuable'). Provenance: Beverly Chew; Harold Greenhill; H. Bradley Martin (Sotheby's New York 30 April 1990, lot 3129). This and the Houghton copy (Christie's London, 1980) appear to be the only two copies recorded at auction in the last fifty years. N° de réf. du vendeur 23202

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TRAVELLER, Reuben.

Edité par London: printed and sold by F. Bridgewater. sold also by Hatchard. Amies etc. and at the author's Homer Row Winchester Row (1814)

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Description de l'article : London: printed and sold by F. Bridgewater. sold also by Hatchard. Amies etc. and at the author's Homer Row Winchester Row, 1814. 8vo, pp. 54, [2] blank; a minor tear in F1 (no loss); uncut and unopened in the original drab boards, spine missing but stitching still sound. First and apparently only edition, and very rare: only four copies have so far been traced. Reuben Traveller (apparently this was his real name, and not a pseudonym), was born in Marylebone in 1788, and ended his life in Bytown, Ottawa, in 1861; he is buried in a local cemetery. He went to sea as a young man and is thought to have been a cabin boy or midshipman on Nelson's flagship Victory, or at least on a ship in the Trafalgar fleet. Married in 1807, he emigrated to Philadelphia in about 1820; but he could reasonably be considered a Canadian poet, as he lived in Ottawa from 1825 until his death more than thirty years later, becoming (amongst other things) both town crier and town clerk for Bytown. He clearly exaggerated his age, because his obituary in the Richmond Daily Dispatch (21 March 1861) says that he was in his eighty-first year, when in fact he was a few days short of 73; but it seems almost certain that he did accompany Mungo Park on his last voyage, although obviously not to the tragic and obscure end, tracing the course of the Niger river, in early 1806. However, the poet can only have been in his mid-teens at the time. The present poem recounts Traveller's experiences on the sloop Eugene, under the command of Captain Webb, as the ship sails down the Atlantic coast, across the Bay of Biscay and down to Gambia. There are colourful descriptions of dolphins, monkeys and native inhabitants. At one point the captain invites a chieftain on board: A chief of Gambia's banks our captain dines: Like polish'd ebony his person shines; His retinue were hundreds (like himself, Unexercis'd in knives or English delf); When fowls are serv'd, they quarter them with fist, And joints they dislocate with strength of wrist. (p. 41) Among the interesting circumstantial details are a long prose footnote on Park's character (pp. 39-40). Not in Jackson, Annals of English verse; Copac and WorldCat locate only the copies at the BL, Aberdeen and Edinburgh universities, and the Huntington. N° de réf. du vendeur 20222

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DEFOE, Daniel.]

Edité par London: printed in the year (1703)

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Description de l'article : London: printed in the year, 1703. Small 4to, pp. [iv], 24; a fine copy, complete with the half title and with some lower edges uncut; in late 19th-century full blue morocco, gilt, spine and inner dentelles gilt. First edition. In 1702 the high church party then in power introduced a bill in Parliament to suppress the practice of 'occasional conformity', by which dissenters were able in their own minds to reach an accommodation with the established church. Defoe responded with his famous tract, The shortest-way with the Dissenters, in which he made the 'modest proposal' that the best way to deal with dissent was simply to condemn any person found at a conventicle to banishment and to hang the preacher involved. The irony was not lost on the government, and when it emerged that Defoe was responsible, a reward of £50 was offered for information leading to his apprehension, the pamphlet was burnt by the common hangman, and the printer and publisher arrested. Defoe managed to stay in hiding until May 1703, when he was betrayed, arrested, and, after a stay in prison, fined and sentenced to three days in the pillory. This poem was written during his incarceration, and copies were sold in the street during his public punishment, which took place at the end of July. There was an immediate outpouring of support: 'The people formed a guard, covered the pillory with flowers, and drank his health' (DNB). Furbank and Owens describe this poem as 'an irregular Pindaric ode, addressed to the pillory, showing by a succession of conceits, in which the pillory is made to stand for all the institutions of society the pulpit, the stage, the bar, the pageant, and corruptly-bestowed 'places' how many have as good or a better right to stand there than its present occupant'. Tell them it was because he was too bold, And told those Truths, which shou'd not ha' been told. Extoll the Justice of the Land, Who Punish what they will not understand. Tell them he stands Exalted there, For speaking what we wou'd not hear; And yet he might ha' been secure, Had he said less, or wou'd he ha' said more. Tell them that this is his Reward, And worse is yet for him prepar'd, Because his Foolish Vertue was so nice As not to sell his Friends, according to his Friends Advice; And thus he's an Example made, To make Men of their Honesty afraid . (p. 23). Copies of this poem display variants in the setting of sheet B. In this copy the signature mark 'B' is under the 'd' of 'adorn'. A couple of small marginal repairs, but a fine copy, complete with the half-title; the lower edges are untrimmed. Foxon D115; Moore 59; Furbank and Owens 43. N° de réf. du vendeur 23271

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CAREW, Thomas.]

Edité par London: printed for Thomas Walkley and are to be sold at his shop neare White-Hall (1634)

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Description de l'article : London: printed for Thomas Walkley and are to be sold at his shop neare White-Hall, 1634. Small 4to (mounted size 184 x 140mm; original leaves about 162 x 98mm), pp. [ii], '29' (misnumbered for 35); without the initial blank A1; small hole in f. D3 (pp. 21-2) affecting a few letters of text; each leaf window-mounted, rebound in 19th century quarter vellum, patterned paper boards. First and only separate edition, although the text was reprinted in Carew's Poems of 1640. This was an important masque, performed at Whitehall on Shrove Tuesday 1634: it had evidently been in preparation for some time beforehand. The text was by Thomas Carew (1594/5-1640), then fairly recently appointed to a post at court and ambitious to promote himself further by the use of his pen. The scenery was designed by Inigo Jones, and his drawings still survive in the collections at Chatsworth; Henry Lawes wrote the music. It seems to have been in some way a reciprocal offering by the King for a pastoral performance presented by the Queen on Twelfth Night, and also as a response to a pageant presented by the Inns of Court two weeks before, on 3 February, in the same hall and therefore surely on the same stage. As the cast list at the end shows, the masquers included the King himself, and many of the most senior male nobility - the Duke of Lenox, the Earls of Devonshire and of Holland, and ten others, plus ten 'young Lords and Noblemens Sonnes', who are all named. Two of these sprigs of nobility, Lord Brackley and Thomas Egerton, would perform in Milton's Comus later that same year. The evening was a great success, with the Master of the Revels calling it 'the noblest masque of my time to this day'; the Queen particularly admired the costumes. The text as printed here does not merely give the dialogue: it also describes the scenery, in particular right at the beginning: 'The Curtaine was watchet and a pale yellow in paines, which flying upon the sudden, discovered the Scæne, representing old Arches, old Palaces, deayed walls, parts of Temples, Theaters, Basilita's [sic] and Therme, with confused heaps of broken Columnes, Bases, Coronices and Statues, lying as underground, and altogether resembling the mines of some great City of the ancient Romans, or civiliz'd Brittaines.' (p. 2). STC 4618; Greg 496 (a). This copy has the last three pages mispaginated 30, 28 and 29 instead of 33, 34 and 35. The book seems to have been 'reset in the course of printing', as Greg says, and there is a bewildering array of variants, especially in sigs. D and E, which are analysed by Rhodes Dunlap in his Oxford edition (1949). Provenance. The present copy has each leaf window-mounted, in the manner of the plays collected by J.P. Kemble, but there is no evidence that this was ever part of Kemble's collection - and indeed the mid-19th century bookseller's label of T. Connolly, Dublin, suggests otherwise. N° de réf. du vendeur 22814

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SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe.

Edité par Italy. Printed for C. and J. Ollier Vere Street Bond Street. London (1819)

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Description de l'article : Italy. Printed for C. and J. Ollier Vere Street Bond Street. London, 1819. 8vo (210 x 130mm), pp. xiv, 104; apart from some light spotting, a very clean copy (possibly washed), rebound in full red crushed morocco by Sangorski & Sutcliffe, spine lettered in gilt, edges gilt, pink endpapers. First edition: the only work by Shelley to be reprinted in his lifetime. This verse drama was printed for Shelley in Leghorn (Livorno),in an edition of only 250 copies, in the summer of 1819; it does not seem to have been actually published until the following year. A very good copy of a rare and sought-after book. Ashley V 69. N° de réf. du vendeur 21880

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Description de l'article : 1796. Together six volumes, 4to (each volume approx. 225 x 160mm), uniformly bound in contemporary red straight-grain morocco, spines nicely gilt and lettered directly onto spines, boards with roll-tool borders, drab endpapers, edges gilt. (A little rubbed on joints and at corners.) Bookplate in each volume of Mr. Edward Kinnersly. A very fine set of four works by Samuel Ireland, one of the most prolific promoters of 'picturesque' travel of the closing years of the 18th century. N° de réf. du vendeur 21883

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SWIFT, Jonathan.]

Edité par Dublin printed: London re-printed: and sold by T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row (1738)

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Description de l'article : Dublin printed: London re-printed: and sold by T. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, 1738. 8vo in fours, pp. 22; complete with half title and final blank leaf; disbound. First London edition: first published in Dublin earlier the same year. This poem was written in 1732, but not published at that time. Swift explains the theme in a brief preface: 'The following Poem is grounded upon the universal Folly in Mankind, of mistaking their Talents; by which the Author doth a great Honour to his own Species, almost equalling them with certain Brutes; wherein, indeed, he is too partial, as he freely confesseth: and yet he hath gone as low as he well could, by specifying five Animals; the Wolf, the Ass, the Swine, the Ape and the Goat; all equally mischievous, except the last, who outdoes them in the Article of Cunning: so great is the Pride of Man'. The satire concludes with a reference to Gulliver and his 'Account of the Houyhnhnms': For, here he owns, that now and then Beasts may degen'rate into Men Foxon S806; Teerink 759. George Faulkner's Dublin printing of this poem is very rare; the London edition has itself become very difficult find. N° de réf. du vendeur 22209

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BLAKE, William, illustrator.

Edité par London: printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for the proprietor R.H. Cromek. and sold by Cadell and Davies J. Johnson T. Payne etc. and Constable and co. Edinburgh (1808)

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Description de l'article : London: printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for the proprietor R.H. Cromek. and sold by Cadell and Davies J. Johnson T. Payne etc. and Constable and co. Edinburgh, 1808. 4to (349 x 278mm), pp. xiv, 36, [4] advertisements; with engraved frontispiece, title page and eleven plates by William Blake; bound in early 19th century black boards, with black straight-grained morocco spine and corners; with gilt winged and crowned skull above crossed swords as cornerpieces on both covers; drab green endpapers. A fine copy of this classic of book illustration. Robert Blair's The Grave was first published in 1743, after a long gestation: it was a huge success, tapping into the vogue for 'graveyard' poetry, and was many times reprinted over the rest of the century. The fashion had still not abated by 1805, when Blake was commissioned by Robert Cromek to make designs for a new edition: Flaxman recorded that there were originally to be forty designs, but by the time of the prospectus (November 1805) this had been reduced to fifteen, and then twelve. The finished book was not in fact issued until the summer of 1808. The plates were etched by Louis Schiavonetti, after Cromek objected to Blake's own work in the engraving process: indeed, at one point Cromek had a prospectus printed which credited Schiavonetti with the entire work. There were two issues of the book: the folio which is much rarer, and the quarto, more usually met with. This is a very good copy of the quarto issue, with only a very little foxing, and a small area of staining at the outer top corner. It is also bound in an appropriately sombre binding, and has an attractive provenance. The title page showing a naked angel trumpeter awakening the sleeping skeleton is surely one of the most memorable and astonishing images in all nineteenth-century art. Bentley, Blake Books, 435B. Provenance: Thomas Gosden (1780-1843), with his fish-themed bookplate. Gosden is famous as the bibliographer of the art of angling, but he also bound books and it is just possible that he bound this himself. His very distinctive and lavish bindings on copies of Walton's Compleat Angler are notable examples of early Victoriana: decorating this book in a less weighty fashion might also have appealed to him. For an account of him, see Hobson, English Bindings in the Library of J.R. Abbey (1940), nos. 107 and 108; and Nixon, Five Centuries (1978), no. 88. N° de réf. du vendeur 22263

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Description de l'article : 1767. Manuscript in ink, tall narrow folio (405 x 163mm), written largely in a single clear hand on 6 leaves, plus two blank leaves at end; sewn into original marbled wrappers, with 3 additional smaller leaves attached to the inside of the upper wrapper. Lady Charlotte Finch (1725-1813) was one of the daughters of Thomas Fermor, Earl of Pomfret, and his wife Henrietta, who is known to posterity for her diaries (and who was herself the granddaughter of the notorious Judge Jeffreys). Charlotte was educated to an unusual degree, mainly during her family's extensive continental travels, and her mother's patronage of literary ladies doubtless helped her to see education as a good in itself. She became friends with, amongst others, Elizabeth Carter. Aged only twenty-one, Charlotte married William Finch (1693-1766), younger son of the Earl of Nottingham, a widower who was already in his fifties: their marriage lasted twenty years, and produced four daughters and a son, but towards the end he became senile and possibly violent, and they separated the year before his death. The son, who became Earl of Nottingham and Winchilsea in 1769, was a notable early enthusiast for the game of cricket. In 1762 Lady Charlotte was appointed governess to the infant George, Prince of Wales, later George IV: over the next thirty years she supervised the care and education of thirteen royal children, as the King and Queen produced seven boys and six girls. Although it has to be said that in time few of the boys, at least, did credit to their upbringing, all the children were bright and well-educated. Whatever defects they showed may be more justly attributed to the obstinacy and selfishness of their parents. That Lady Charlotte was an important person not only at court at the time, but in the development of the British monarchy as a whole, is however beyond question. This inventory was taken in June 1767, almost exactly six months after the death of her husband: it seems likely that this change in her circumstances encouraged (or forced) her to reconsider her domestic arrangements, and it may be that at this time she moved permanently into St James's Palace. What use, indeed, might she have for a house in Rickmansworth when her time was completely filled with her employment at court? The house at Chorleywood (the modern name for Charlwood) was on the estate known as The Cedars, and had been bought by William Finch at about the time of their marriage. The listing of the household goods is intriguing, not merely for the domestic items, but also for its modesty and the humdrum decorations. The rooms whose contents are listed include: Green Garrett or Nursery; Long Gallery; Miss Finch's Room; Great Bed Chamber & Closet; Master Finch's Room; Library; Chintce Dressing Room; Mr Finch's Dressing Room; Great Hall; Drawing Room; and 'below stairs' areas such as Servants Hall; Gardener's Room; and Washhouse & Brewhouse. The bedrooms were mostly furnished quite plainly, with beech bedsteads and ordinary accoutrements: even 'Miss Finch' had only three blankets and 'an old white Quilt' - but, admittedly, also a few tables (one of cherrywood, the other japanned) and chairs. The adults' bedchambers and dressing rooms were more elaborately furnished, but without evident luxury. Pictures are mentioned, albeit with no attributions: 'a painting of a flower pot in a gilt frame over the Chimney' (great bed chamber & closet); 'a large painting of flowers in a carv'd gilt frame' and 'a small Seapiece in a plain gilt frame with Shipping' (the lady's dressing room). The great hall boasted 'a pair of painted term Columns with a Chalk Bust of Shakespear bronzed & one Do. of Rowe on the other . two delf octagon vauses for flower pots painted blue and white'; in the drawing room there is 'a whole length painting of George the 1st', plus smaller paintings of King William, of 'a Danish prince' (possibly George of Denmark, Queen Anne's husband) and two of the Duke of Marlborough's battles; as well as a 'large pannel of Tapestry after Teniers representing a Storm at Sea'. One must wonder what six prints of Hogarth's Harlot's Progress were doing in 'Master Finch's Room' - but perhaps, at the age of 14, he was already at Eton and away from such grown-up material. The valuation is signed at the end by Samuel Spencer, Auctioneer, and W. Gates, Cabinet Maker, and bills are attached to the inside of the upper cover, which show that the reason for the appraisal was specifically that the house was to being let to one William Matthews for 'a certain term of years'. The valuation as a whole may have cost as much as 26 guineas: two bills of £13.13s.1d are attached, including quite extravagant expenses (six guineas altogether), and it seems that as they were both payable the total bill was double that. A most intriguing and revealing list of the contents of the house of a family who were rich and noble, without being much of either, in the third quarter of the eighteenth century in England. N° de réf. du vendeur 23165

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PHILIPS, Ambrose.

Edité par Dublin: printed by George Grierson (1725)

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Description de l'article : Dublin: printed by George Grierson, 1725. Folio, pp. 7; with title page in the form of a half title; on thick paper; in a folding case. The rare first edition of the original 'namby-pamby' poem. In November 1724, Philips had gone to Dublin in the train of Hugh Boulter, newly appointed Archbishop of Armagh; soon, he gained the position of purse-bearrer to the Lord Chancellor, and a place in the Irish House of Commons. This poem was written in praise of one of the daughters of the new Lord Lieutenant, Lord Carteret (later Earl Granville, 1690-1763). Carteret had four daughters, but presumably this poem addressed to 'Miss Carteret' was intended for the eldest, Grace, who was twelve in 1725. This poem could have been charming, and no doubt Philips thought it was, but the grandeur of its presentation large print, and in folio contrasts with the childish trochaics: By the next-returning Spring, When again the Linnets sing, When again the Lambkins play, Pretty Sportlings full of May, When the Meadows next are seen, Sweet Enamel! white and green, And the Year, in fresh Attire, Welcomes every gay Desire; Blooming-on, shalt Thou appear More Inviting than the Year, Fairer Sight than Orchad [sic] shows, Which beside a River blows. This baby verse from a grown-up poet excited ridicule, rather in the way that a century and a half later Tennyson's 'What does little birdie say' was also mocked. Lampoons quickly followed, both in Dublin and in London, of which by far the most famous is Henry Carey's Namby-Pamby, published later the same year: All ye poets of the age! All ye witlings of the stage! Learn your Jingles to reform! Crop your Numbers and conform Namby-Pamby is your guide, Albion's joy, Hibernia's pride. Namby-Pamby, pilly-piss, Rhimy-rim'd on Missy Miss Tartaretta Tartaree From the Navel to the Knee; That her Father's Gracy-Grace Might give him a Placy-Place. Because Philips was in Dublin, the poem was first printed there by George Grierson, and only subsequently reprinted in London (in May, by John Roberts). There were two more separate Dublin editions, both broadsides, but this expensively-produced version is clearly the first. It is on thick paper and has a large woodcut headpiece on p. [3], but there is no regular title page, and it looks very much as though it was produced for private circulation only. Foxon P221 locates just three copies at the British Library, Bodleian and Texas. ESTC adds two more, at Yale and Chicago. N° de réf. du vendeur 23671

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NEWTON, Isaac.]

Edité par Londini; impensis Benj. & Sam. Tooke bibliopolarum juxta Medii Templi Portam in vico vulgo vocato Fleetstreet (1722)

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Description de l'article : Londini; impensis Benj. & Sam. Tooke bibliopolarum juxta Medii Templi Portam in vico vulgo vocato Fleetstreet, 1722. 8vo, pp. [iv], 332; early (but probably not contemporary) MS identification of authorship on title page; title page a little browned, but otherwise a very good copy in contemporary panelled calf, spine a bit rubbed, and with label missing. Second edition, first published in 1707 and here reprinted with revisions. This book is edited by William Whiston from Newton's lectures on algebra, and was translated into English in 1720, with a reprint in 1728. Babson Newton collection 200: 'This edition wsa the last issued during Newton's lifetime and is almost as rare as the first'. N° de réf. du vendeur 21455

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CHAPMAN, George, and James SHIRLEY.

Edité par London printed by Tho. Cotes for Andrew Crooke and William Cooke (1639)

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Description de l'article : London printed by Tho. Cotes for Andrew Crooke and William Cooke, 1639. Small 4to (176 x 125mm), ff. [36]; title a little dust-soiled, headline shaved on B3, else a good sound copy, rebound in full red crushed morocco by Francis Bedford, spine and edges gilt. First and only edition. It is generally agreed that this play is by James Shirley alone, and that Chapman's name came to be associated with it because the booksellers bracketed it with The Tragedy of Chabot Admirall of France. The latter was in fact published in the same year by the same triumvirate (part of the title page is of the same setting in both editions), and the manuscript they used may have included both plays. Chabot is undoubtedly by Chapman, and revised by Shirley, so it is probable that the booksellers felt justified in using Chapman's name to promote The Ball. The play was originally performed in 1632, at the Phoenix (or Cockpit) in Drury Lane, the private house run by Christopher Beeston: its comedy springs from the new fashion for balls at Court. Its earliest performances apparently featured some impressions of powerful figures at court. Sir Henry Herbert, Master of the Revels, almost immediately regretted licensing it and only failed to ban it because Beeston promised that 'he would not suffer it to be done by the poett any more, who deserves to be punisht'. Presumably the imitations of fashionable people would have been hard to spot until the actors actually performed them. STC 4995; Greg 549; Pforzheimer 144. N° de réf. du vendeur 22816

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