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Lately published or nearly ready. NOW ISSUING, Revised Series of Entire Works, in Bound Volumes,
L Sesame and Lilies, (Three Lectures, with new Preface). 1. Of Kings' Treasuries. 2. Of Queens' Gardens. 8. Of the Mystery of Life 1 1 (
II. Mundera Pulveris, Six Essays on the Elements of Political
Economy 1 1 <
m. Aratra Pentelici, Six Lectures on the Elements of Sculpture, given before the University of Oxford, in Michaelmas Term, 1870" 1 12 (
IV. The Eagle's Nest, Ten Lectures on the Eolation of Natural
Science to Art, given before the University of Oxford, in Lent
Term, 1872 1 1 (
V. Time and Tide 1 1 (
VI. .The Crown of Wild Olive, Four Essays on Work, Traffic, War,
and the Future of England; with added Article on the Eco-
VII. Ariadne Florentina, (as soon as the seven parts are complete) 1 12 (
VIII. Val d'Arno, Ten Lectures on Art of the' 13th Century in Pisa
and Florence; with Twelve Plates 1 12 (
IX. Queen of the Air, (in the press) 1 1 (
Love's Meinie, Six Lectures on Greek and English Birds, given before the University of Oxford :—
I. The Eobin, Now Beady, post free 0 1 (
II. The Swallow, Now Beady „ 0 1 (
III. The Chough, in preparation
Ariadne Florentina, Six Lectures on Wood and Metal Engraving, given before the University of Oxford :—
I. Definition of the Art of Engraving, Now Beady, post free 0 16
II. The Relation of Engraving to other Arts in Florence, Now
Beady, post freo 0 1 0
III. The Technics of Wood Engraving, post free 0 4 C
IV. The Technics of Metal Engraving, Ready, post free 0 4 C
V. Design in the German Schools of Engraving, (Holbein and
VI. Design in the Florentine Schools of Engraving (Sandro
VII. Appendix, with plates 0 4 C The Relation between Michael Angelo and Tintoret, Seventh of the
Course of Lectures on Sculpture, delivered at Oxford, 1870-71,
Fors Clavigera, Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great
Britain, Nos. 1 to 47 1 15 6
"The Scries of which this volume forms a part will contain all that I think useful of my former writings, so joined to my present work as to form a consistent course of teaching. I do not mean by " consistent" that the progress or arrangement of it will be on any regular system, but that I will not, so far as I can help, say the same thing oftener than is necessary to gain attention for it; and that I will indicate the connection of each subject with the rest, as it, indeed, existed in my mind always, though I have been forced by mischance to write copiously sometimes on matters about which I cared little, and sparingly of what was, indeed, much in my thoughts.
The volumes will each contain, on the average, two hundred pages of text, and those which ore illustrated never more than twenty-one plates, rarely so many."
This Collection of recently purchased MSS. forms a SuppleMent to those described in my General Catalogue.
1 ARISTOTLE. Liber Moralium de Begimine Dominoruui qui dicitur
SECRETUM SECRETORUM, editus ab Aristotile phylosopho pbylosopliorum, small 8vo. neat Italian Manuscript on vellum, the first page and the initials ornamented with gold, bound in vellum, £2. 2s Hunc Hbrum scribi fecit S. Dns. Rodulphus jle Fcusigniaco—Hoc opus fuit rescriptnm prout in cxemplari fait repcrtum. (About A.d. 1460.) A curious little book on the duties of government by princes, dedicated to " Guido de Valentia Trippolis pontifex" (Gui de Valence, Bishop of Tripolis iu Syria) by *• Philippus suorum minimus clericorum,"—who professes to have translated it from tiie Arabic original, found by him when with the Crusaders in the Holy Land. 1*ARM0RIAL: An Ordinary of Arms, containing several hundred Coats of Arms, many in colours, in one thick volume, 4to. hf morocco, £2.
A good beginning of a valuable work: an industrious Herald would find plenty of occupation in completing it.
2 AUTOGRAPHS OF DISTINGUISHED CHARACTERS.
A Collection Of Original Autographs, by most distinguished Characters in all classes of life, including Sovereigns, Statesmen, Divines, Lawyers, Naval and Military Officers, Physicians and Surgeons, Authors, Men of Science, Artists and Actors, Musicians, Eminent Foreigners and Celebrated Women, illustrated with Portraits and Biographical Notices by William Upcott. The collection consists of Two Thousand and Seventy-eight Autographs, illustrated Avith One Thousand Portraits, many of which are proof impressions, and some are private plates, 13 volumes, folio, with printed titles, red morocco, with joints, richly gilt, £400. 1537-1830
Amongst the writers whose signatures or holographs are comprised in the above grand collection, are the names of Henry VIII, Queen Elizabeth, Charles I, (an interesting letter) Oliver Cromwell, Charles II, Priucc Rupert, James II, William and Mary, Queen Anne, the Georges, Queen Caroline, Princess Charlotte; Francis I, Charles IX, Louis XIII, Louis XV, Louis XVI, Bonaparte before Marengo, Napoleon, 1806; Frederick the Great: Cowloy, Davenant, Herrick, Waller, Addison, Pope, Congreve, Vanbrugh, Swift, Dr. Johnson, Colloy Cibber, George Colman, Foote, Edmund Bnrke, R. B. Sheridan, Gibbon, Lord Clarendon, Hume, Gay, Goldsmith, Grey, Cowper, Sterne, the Weslcys, Southey, Coleridge, Burns, Byron, Campbell, Moore, Sydney Smith, Caroline Lamb; Washington, Wellington, Gen. Woulfe; Sir Philip Francis, Algernon Sydney; Nelson, Rodney, Ruytcr, Shovel, Van Tcomp; Sir Jas. Mackintosh, Lord Bacon, Franklin, Bliicher, Buffon, Lafayette, Goethe, Schiller, the elder Disraeli, the Walpoles, Voltaire (to the Due de Richelieu on the loss of Quebec) Talleyrand, Vasari, Flaxmau, Canova, Hogarth, Turner; Priestley, Faraday, Abernethy, Davy; Garrick, Kean, Kemble, Matthews, Mncklin, Siddons, Miss O'Neill; Miss Edgwortb, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Duchess of Marlborough, Madame de Stael, &c. Sec.
2*BABTOi,OMEt de Sancto Coucordio Sutnma de Casibus, am. Sri). MS. on fine trlluni, minutely written in an Italian hnnd, with illuminated initials, one page decorated with an arabesque border, and another having a small portrait of the author, ancient calf binding, £4, 10s circ. A.d. 1400 A famous Casuistic Dictionary completed in the year 13.58 by its author who died i sixm afterwards. lie was a Dominican friar, a native of Pisa.
3 BIBLIA SACBA LAT1NA, cum Iuterpretationibus Hebrcorum Nominutn,
&c. Fine Manuscript on extremely delicate Vellum, ornamented with initial letters and borders, with painted figures in the Old English style, and illuminated in gold and colours, gilt edges, £15. 15s cir. A. D. 1300
4 CHEONICLES of ENGLONDE, small folio, English MS. on VELLUM,
■without the beginning, but commencing with the reign of Knoght (Canute) and Edmond Irensyde, and proceeding to the fifth year of the reign of Henry JF" (1404), bound in half morocco, £25. written about 1420
This is the celebrated Chronicle of Brute, which Caxton printed iu 1480, and corresponds with tolerable accuracy to the printed edition, except of course in the orthography and occasional turns of phrase which Caxton modernized in his book. There are few copies of the MS. now in existence, especially on vellum, and so far as they seem to be known, most of thein are locked up in public libraries.
5 CICEliONIS EuEionicoKUM Novokusi Ad Hebenmum Libek, (libri •
quatuor) sni. 8vo. Fine Manuscript on Vellum, with border, initial letter containing miniature and numerous capitals, finely illuminated in gold and colours, velvet, gilt edges, £15. 15s S.uc. XV
0 Collection of the Altehattons in and Variance between the COMMON PBAYEB Bookes of 2 Edw. VI, 5 Edward VI and 1 Elizabeth and the Scottish Liturgie of 1037. With some Observations or Notes uppon severall Passages in the same Bookes; A° Duhi 1G50, 12mo. neat Manuscript on paper, blue morocco, gilt edges, £8. 8s 1050 A very interesting little volume forestalling by a couple of centuries the labours of modern scholars in the same direction.
7 COSMOGEAPH1A, a Latin Manuscript, in Two Books, with 34 Drawings
and Diagrams, vellum, £5. about 16b0
8 ENGLISH POETBT (Unpublished) of the Seventeenth Century, folio, a
very curious volume in neat MS. including Epigrams, Biddies, Epitaphs, Love Songs, and other amatory Pieces, some very free and at least half of them Unpublished, £20. circa 1G30
On the inside of the cover is written: "My cousin Chute gave me this book out of his father's study nt the Vine, Hampshire."
An alphabetical table will be found at the end, in the same handwriting as the rest of the volume. Some of the pieces possess high poetical merit, and deserve consideration from students of Knglish literature in the early days of Charles I. Amongst the writers are Francis Beaumont, James Shirley, Robert Merrick, Thomas Carew, Richard Corbet, William Stroud, (Sir) Henry Blount, Henry King, Jasper Maync, John Grange, Humphrey Hide, (Sir George) ChudMgh, Alexander Gill, Barton Holiday, George Morlcy, Walter l'oole, Nicholas Uldisworth, Will Davenant, (Bishop) Juxon, and Thomas Mey. It will be observed that many of these name arc unknown iu published literature; and that the bibliophile who secures the above volume, will add a book of signal value to a collection of old English poetry. One of the pieces by William Strand is upon the beauty of Fairford Windows. An unsigned one, begins as follows, with a phrase which brings Lord Byron to one's memory: "I lovd thee once, He love no more Thine be the griefe as is the blame;" and, if unpublished, deserves to be given to public notice as a very beautiful lyric.
9 Evangelistahium Graicum, sniull 4to. Byzantine MS. on vellum, slightly
defective, bound in russia neat, £2. lGs about A. D. 1100
9*getijdenboek:. Book of Hours (in Dutch), with Calondar, 12mo. Manuscripts beautifully written on 221 leaves of Vellum, with Ten MiniaTures and borders in gold and colours, initial letters, etc. a fine Manuscript in contemporary calf binding, with silver clasps, £12. Sec. XV
The Miniatures iu this volume demand attention, both for the beauty of execution and their uncommon style, most of them being iu an elegant kind of grisaille rarely seen and differing from the French camaieu-gris, with slight reliefs in gold and the deeper sjiatfows in black.
10 EVANGELIA IV, LATINE. Item Eusebii Canones, Hieronvmi Epistolas ad Damasuni, Argumenta et Prologi, &c. square folio, Manuscript on Vellum, finely written in French-Roman Minuscules, with Rubrics and plain Roman marginal initials in scarlet and green, having the Canons of Eusebius written between elegant columns supporting arches of painted Architecture, in which even the kinds of stone or marble are represented, several of the bases and capitals being ornamented with human and. animal figures. At end in a different but almost contemporary hand-writing are added "Benedictio Vestimentorum; Oracio quando Abbas orclinatur in Monasterio; Consecratio Manuum;" and a list of Rents duefrom various places in Lorraine, calf, £120. $>mc. X
One of the most ancient and interesting copies of the Latin Evangelists ever offered for sale.
11 HENRY Viiith's Boyal Wardrobe. Iu this Booke ia conteigned al
manor of the Kyng hysMajestes Guartlerobe stuff remaynyng and being within his highnes Castell At Wyndesor in the saulf custody keping and charge of William TildeBley Perticulerly surveid, viewid and geven in charge in due order unto the paid William by the Kyngs commandement by Nicholas Bristowe his highnes Clerke. 34 Hen. VIII; folio, the Original Manuscript, 1542, with additional notes of the state of the said Wardrobe on its being delivered unto the keeping of Rauf Sowlandson, 5 Flit. 1562, interleaved with a fair transcript, £20. 1542 A very curious and interesting record, containing particular descriptions of the Hakovnos Of Arras, illustrating the Siege of Jerusalem, Assuer and Hester, Charlemagne, Mountalbon, &c. &c.j Hanoynob Op Tapestrte, illustrating the Siege of Troye, Hawking and Hunting, the History of David, the Story of Ladyes, &c. Clothes of Estate, Chairs richly embroidered, Cushions, Sparvers (/our pieces of which were stolen at the burial of King Henry VIII), Testers, Carpets, Beds, Counterpoynts, and sundries.
Inventory of "Stuff receyvid owte of the standyng Guardcrobc at Westminster, by thands of John Kede 20 Nov." 34 Hen. VIII.
Inventory of Furniture, etc. received from Sir Anthony Denny, Keeper of the King's Palace of Westminster, by Humfrey Orme, keeper of the Standing Wardrobe in the Tower of London, for the use of the King (Edward VI) by command of the Lord Proector, 9 July. 1 Edw. VI.
This is a very interesting record, describing the various pieces embroidered with the King's Arms, the King and Queen Jane's arms together crowned within a garland of Iioses, the History of Joseph, of the 12 Months, of David and Absalom, of our Lady and Angels playing upon Instruments, of the Acts of the Apostles, etc. The Cloths Of Estate, garnished with precious stones; the Carpets and Cushions of gold, silver and silk needlework, with Queen Anne Bullcu's Cyphers, the letters II. and A., roses of red and white, etc.; a carpet of arras '■ with woodewithes and men of Inde with the Dukes Armes in thre places;" a cushion embroidered " with Scallop Shells with Qucnc Katheryns Cognizance and this worde, I like as he loveth," etc.
These Manuscripts are worthy of publication, the marginal notes made subsequently as to the state and disposal of the different articles are very interesting— certain cushions used by the King and Queen (Philip and Mary) at the Church dedal Winchester, a bedstead altered for King Edward VI, various articles specified as having been given to Lord W. Howard, then Lord Admiral, Sir Edward Waldegrave, Sir Henry Jernegun, and others.
12 HOBJ2 BEAT.E MABLE VIRGINIS, in usum Bomanum, cum Calen
dario, sm. 4to. Manuscript on Vellum, by a North French Scribe, ornamented with numerous capital letters, elegant borders, and 24 MiniaTures, richly illuminated in gold and colours, some leaves cut out, old French red morocco, covered with gold tooling, £35. circ. 1400
The Calendar is nnusnally full of Saints' names, many of them English .and little known. Sonic of (be Miniatures display considerable artistic skill, and do not belong