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EXEOT the first yeare of K. Richard the Third, collected by
Sir Robert Cotton. Commences, “Memorand. quod
Folio. Paper. 17th century. Proceedings in Parliament, 1627, 8. pp. 168, with a table prefixed. Commences with “ The King's speeche att the begining of " the Parliament. Theis tymes are for action, where. “ fore for example sake, I meane not to spend much “ tyme in words;" ends with “The second remon“ strance. Most gracious Soveraigne. Your Majs " most loyall and dutifull subjects, the Commons in
this present Parliament assembled, being in nothing “ more carefull then of the honor and prosperity of " your Maty and the kingdome,” &c.
Folio. Collection of the severall pleas and demurrers of certaine parliament men committed by our Soveraigne Lorde Kinge Charles to the Tower of London, at the ending of the Parliament houlden at Westm" in the 5th yeare of his Maje raigne, to an informacion of Sir Robt. Heath, Knt., ye Kinge's attorney generall, 1629.
Speeches and papers relating to the case against John Hampden for refusing to pay the assessment of
of ship-money, 11-14 Charles I., taken in short-hand by J. Ř., clerk of the House. Paper. Folio. 17th century.
The following is the table of contents of this volume :
1. My Lord Keeper's speeche in Starre chamber the first tyme his LOPP delivered anything in charge to the judges touching the writts for ship-money. 17th June, 11 Charles I.
2. His second speeche to the like effect, att such tyme when his Lopp published in course the judges opinion formerly in private delivered to his Matie 14th Feb., 12 Charles I.
3. The King's letter to the judges, the case sent therewith, and the judges opinion theruppon touching the legalitie of the writts for shipp-money. 2nd Feb., 12 Charles I.
4. The whole recordes in Mr. Hampden's case as it is on recorde in the Excheguer, conteyninge,i. The scire facias wch issued out of the Exchequer,
wch recites the writt, 4th August, 11 Charles I., agt Mr. Hampden, to showe cause why hee should not pay the 20s. assessed upon him. Easter, 13
Charles I. ii. The certiorare, with the returnes thereof, and the
scedules thereunto annexed, whereby Mr. Hampden is certified into the Chancery to bee assessed 208., and had not paide it. 9th March, 13
Charles I. üi. The mittimus, with the new clause of “Salus
“ regni periclitabatur," whereby the writt 4° Augusti, the tenour of the certiorare, and the other proceedings are sent into the Exchequer to bee proceeded uppon there by the barons, secun
dum legem et consuetudinem Angliæ. iv. Mr. Hampden's demurrer unto the saide writts,
scedules, and returnes thereof, Quod materia in eisdem content: minus sufficient : in lege exist :
ad onerandum ipsum. v. Mr. Attorney, his joyneing in demurrer wtb Mr.
Hampden, quod materia in eisdem content: sufficien : in lege exist : ad Joh'em Hampden de pred :
20s. onerand., &c. 5. Mr. St. John's two days' argument for Mr. Hampden.
6. Mr. Solicitor his three days' argument for the King.
7. Mr. Holborne's reply, or four days' argument for Mr. Hampden.
8. The arguments of the twelve judges of the land, and Judge Crooks, as it was presented to the King.
9. The effect of Mr. Attorney's motion in the Court of Exchequer in praying of judgement for the King,
according to the major voices, and my Lo: Ch: Baron's DUKE OP
NORTHUM answeare thereunto.
10. The coppy of that order as it is entered uppon that motion in the Exchequer.
11. The coppy of the judgment as it is entered on the roll in this greate case of Mr. Hampden.
12. My Lo: Keeper's speeche in the Starre chamber after the said arguments were ended, wherein hee gave charge to the judges to have an eye to the equalitie of assessments.
13. The indictement in English ag Mr. Harrison for accuseinge Judge Hutton of highe treason, by reason of some passages hee lett fall in his argument about the shipp money, together with his examination, &c.
Taken in short hand p J. R. Hosp: Cl:. 4to. Commentaries of Sir Henry Slingsby, from the year 1638 to 1648, containing many remarkable occurrences during the civil wars. 18th century copy. pp. 30. [As edited by Sir Walter Scott. 8vo. Edinburgh, 1806.]
4to. Capt. John Hodgson's narrative of the civil wars and his own afflictions. 1642 to Aug. 1665. pp. 41.
4to. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James (most of them dated from Leweston, co. Dorset), 20th Oct. 1645 to 23rd June 1647. [Grace, daughter of Sir John Fitz-James (who died in 1670), married Sir George Strode; her daughter, Grace, married Henry Thynne; her daughter Frances married the Earl of Hertford, father of the 1st Duchess of Northumberland.]
4to. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James [most of them dated from Leweston]. 30th Aug. 1647 to 10th Nov. 1649.
4to. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James (most
4to. Entry of them dated from Leweston]. 17th Nov. 1649 to 17th March 1651.
4to. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James most of them dated from Leweston]. May 1653 to 27th Sept. 16 1668.
Folio. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James [most of them dated from Leweston). 9th Sept. 1654 to 2nd Sept. 1656.
Folio. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James (most of them dated from Leweston]. 26th Jan. 1657 to 2nd Sept. 1662..
4to. Entry book of letters of John Fitz-James [most of them dated from Leweston). 5th Dec. 1668 to 15th June 1670.
Alphabetical common-place book belonging to John Fitz-James. Paper. Small 4to. 17th century. It con. tains chiefly Latin phrases and interpretations.
Folio. Common-place book. “Liber Johannis Fitz“ James, anno Dñi 1640. Thoughe readinge doe furnish " and direct a man's judgment, yett it doth not wholly “ governe it. Therefore lett thy readinge bee mixed “ with ye conversation of discreet, able, and under“ standinge men, without which yu canst make little “ use of thy readinge either for thyselfe or ye comonw. " where thou livest, the one beinge ye chiefest and " principall guide of our actions; the other butt supple" mentall, F." pp. 672.
4to. Common-place book. “Liber Johannis Fitz" James, Det Christus studiis vela secunda meis, begun " 1640.” pp. 1-159, and 2 leaves not numbered. At p. 23 begins “Of the Parliament and of ye manner oo and forme of holding of it in ye time of Edw. son to “ King Elthred .......... written out of a copye “ of my father, Leweston FitzJames, &c.” At p. 45, Notes of proceedings in Parliament, beginning 5th Aug. 1641. Atp. 139, An account of the reception of Prince Charles in Spain.
12mo. A common-place book. On fly-leaves “Liber “ Jo. FitzJames," "Sarah FitzJames, 1641.” Begins “ Of ye invention of ye nine muses.”
4to. Receipts. Katherine Beale, Katherine Stephens, Aug. the 3, anno 1641. One end commences “ To cure “ the goute ;" the other end, “To candy rock candy • that you may make sugar candy.”
4to. A booke of receipts, written by me Eleonor FitzJames; begun 1667. pp. 33. Misc. entries, pp. 34-43.
4to. A booke of medecines, pp. 1-150, and index: a booke of receiptes of cookerye, contents 7 leaves, pp. 156; the manner of medecines gathered into x tables ; Fitzjames his cordiall electuary; index. “This is " Eadithe Beales boke, vii of Aprill 1576.” “Grace “ Strode her book, Aprill ye 29th 1693; this book was " my grandmother FitzJames grandmother Beales, who " was att Paris in the massicar of St. Bartholumus day " in the rain of Charles ye ninth of France.”
PUKE OF Folio. Paper 17th century. Metrical version of
Whoe can conceive, what tongue expresse
The counsell of ungodlye men.
Folio. Sermons (preceded by a prayer); the 1st, 30th Sept. 1649, Corinthians 2, 10 c., 5th verse, ye later part of ye verse : last, 1 Corinthians, 1 chap., 30th verse, 11th February 1654. [? By Archbishop Ussher; if so, not printed.]
Folio. Entry book of letters (some in cipher), signed H. C. (Henry Coventry, (nephew to Mr. Thynne], ple. nipotentiary with Lord Hollis), (Rapin, vol. 2, p. 644], dated Breda, 20th May to 11th Sept. 1667, addressed to the Lord Chancellor and Secretaries of State relating to a designed treaty with Holland and France. [Mem. Other volumes of correspondence, &c., by Henry Coventry were presented to the British Museum by Algernon, 4th Duke of Northumberland.]
4to. Notes of interviews (with Biorn.?], political news, &c., by an English minister (Thomas Thynne created Viscount Weymouth, 1682?; see Sir Wm. Temple's letter to Mr. Thynne, Temple's works, vol. 2, folio, 1720, p. 27, also Calendars of State Papers, Domestic Series, Charles II., A.D. 1666–7, pp. 173, 268,) to Sweden, 23rd Sept. 1667 to 5th Jan. 1668-9. Preceded by “Reasons why all letters of publique “ ministers ought to bee written to ye King and " answered by him ;" “Reasons why there ought to “ bee but one secretary for foreigne businesse;" “A “ une dame qui manque a respondre ;" “ Catalogue of “ books bought in France ;" * Proverbs," &c. &c. On the fly-leaf,“ Written to M. H. Oct. ye 16th, of Mons. “ Passeburguys journey into England, with request " that I may take Copenhagen in my way home, and “ yt I may not returne hither againe, ye country in “ noe way agreeing with my health, and yt I may “ have punctual information of what passeth in ye " Parliament. The last requested also of Williamson,”
Secretary of State, 1674]. At other end, Notes con. cerning the Duchess of Somersett's will and her last days, 14th May 1673 to 28th April 1674, in the same handwriting.
4to. Remarks on the history of King Charles I., Oliver Cromwell, and King Charles II. in a different and uncomon view; dedicated to the Earl of Hertford by Jho. Twining. pp. 48.
12mo. Notes of journeys in 1679-80. Begins “I ** began my voyage the 8 of Octo. 1679.”
Folio. The Oxford address, with the reasons for not subscribing. The address sent down by the Bishop of Oxford to that University to require their subscription (after 1679, bill of exclusion, and Monmouth).
Folio. The Lord Viscount Dumblan's joynture on the Lady Viscountess Dumblan, dated 16" Junii 1683. " Vera copia, exa’iat' 13° die Junii 1720, per me “ Johannem Webb.” pp. 29. 18th century copy.
Folio. Humanum est errare, or False steps on both sides, by (John Sheffield) the Earl of M- Mulgrave), now Marquis of N- by (Normanby], 1688, [created Duko of Buckingham, 1703]; with the author's observations upon the late abdication. pp. 51.
Folio. Rules, orders, and instructions for the future government of the office of ordnance, 1683; additions to the same, 1686. Orders by Queen Anne for the officers of our works, 12th October 1705. Instructions for the more regular passing the accompts of the general letter office and post office and penny post office, 12th April 1703.
4to. Khunrath, Hen. Lips. theosophia amator et Med. Doct. ampitheatrum sapientiæ æternæ. The title ends, “ Hallelujah: Hallelujah : Hallelujah : phy “ diabolo. Soli Deo gloria e millibus vix uni non * intelliget nisi cui spiritus sapientiæ adsistit."
Folio. Sapientia veterum. A Latin treatise, with a translation and 67 coloured figures. A note at the beginning, “ Valued by Cooper, the bookseller, at the “ Pellican, Little Britain, 1678, at 151. Bought of “ Heard in Piccadilly, with two more; cost 58. I “ believe these MSS. to have been Eirenæus Phile“ lethes (Thos. Vaughan's ?) own writings."
Many of these books on alchemy probably belonged to General Charles Rainsford, who was Lieut. Governor of Gibraltar in 1792, and died 24th May 1809, aged 82. See Gentleman's Mag., vol. 79, pt. 1, p. 583.
12mo. Axiomes de medicenne. pp. 114.
Folio. Libro per brevem: apprende le discipline mattemate ...... con diversi giudizi Astrolog: se
detto in luce per me Luigi Maria Cagnacci. Firensen 1689. pp. 217. Followed by “ Breve compendio p. la NORTHEY " chiromanzia,” with illustrations. On cover. « Si BERLAN) “ contiene in questo L. astrologia judicianae in “ succinto la chiromanzia.” Lettered M.S.C. Astro. mathe.
8vo. Joannis Garlandii Angli philosophi doct. de præparatione elixiris libellus; de universalibus liber: expositio tabulæ Smaragdina ; synonimorum in arté alchimistica expositio.
8vo. Differents traites sur l'auyre hermetique ou la piere des philosophes diverses secrets concernant les pieres precieuses; aphorismes hermetiques, &c., &c. Ends with “ du sel Gemme.”
4to. 409 numbered leaves written in a very minute but clear hand, and containing :-
1. A Latin treatise on. logic. The title is wanting. The proæmium begins, Mos est in Scolis Logicam radi quodam facilique Logicarum rerum compendio Tyronibus expedire .... The work deals with three Quaestiones, viz., de terminis, de enunciatione, de argumentatione. Each Quæstio is again treated of under several Articuli.
2. In universam Aristotelis Logicam Quæstiones XXX. This title is written in capitals within a beautifully executed border; at the top of which are the initials J. H. S., and at the foot is a shield of arms surmounted by a helmet having the vizor closed; the arms are, per fess, in chief an eagle displayed with a crown above its head, in base, a sword in bend between two stars. The limner's name occurs thus, Viscardus F. The pro@mium begins, Tota Logicæ ars ut initio Summularum monuimus ... The work ends on the recto of fo. 409.
A small 4to volume of between 400 and 500 pp. written about the years 1725-8. The contents are in Italian and the title page states to be “ Compendious “ Diary or Chronicle beginning from 1668, the year of “ my entering the Society of Jesuits."
The following leaf contains a fuller title, viz. " Memoirs from the year 1668 noted by Father Dominic " Mancini*, i.e., from his entry into the Society of Jesus “ down to this holy year 1725 and subsequent years. " The said Memoirs begin on p. 313, are taken up again " at p. 131, and follow on from the 1st page of this " volume. A. M. D. G. (ad majorem Dei gloriam). For the library of the house of the professed at Naples of the Society of Jesus.
The notes of the first 30 years, 1668–1698, are comprised in 33 leaves. Afterwards the entries are more numerous. He mentions the names of the provincial 'who admitted him to the order, and the officers of the house : his various steps, &c. In September and October 1683 all Naples was in a state of rejoicing by reason of Vienna being relieved from the attack of the Turks. He details his various missions. He seems to have a new saint or protector every year; he had special interventions; many notices of the liquefactions and nonliquefactions of the blood of St. Januarius; visits of the Viceroy ; eruptions of Vesuvius; stay of threatened eruptions by the display of the head of St. Januarius; tempests and their stay by processions; a severe eruption of Vesuvius in 1698; deaths and successions of popes; disturbances in Naples; accounts of civic and military proceedings there; deaths of notable persons ; funeral and other processions; miracles; religious plays; poisonings with acqua tofana. In 1718, Aug. lst, he notices the appearance of the English squadron under Admiral Binck (Byng) which was to leave on the following Thursday to oppose the squadron of the Duke of Anjou in Sicily. On Wednesday the 23rd of August news came of the total rout of the Spanish squadron by the English squadron under Binck on the slth of August. On Saturday 21st of July 1725 the painter, Francesco Solemino, put the last touch to his picture of the Scourg. ing of Heliodorus over the door of the church: he received 2,500 ducats, but it may be said to have cost 3,500, including the cost of colours, food for himself and his pupils, &c. On Monday 26th of July 1728 died the celebrated painter Paolo de Mattei, who painted the Great Cupola, &c., the writer lauds him much; he painted in Rome, France, and other countries. All the painting in the church of St. Francis Xavier is by Mattei.
It is a remarkable volume, chronicling as it does under exact dates the events and experiences of a religious
* He completed his 16th year on the 6th October 1668. From an entry at the end of the volume it appears that he was a son of Sabbato Ricardo, a Neapolitan, by Gratia Cuzzolino, and that his father died of the plague in 1665, and his mother in 1658. After the father's death his mother being in feeble health and in poor circumstances he and his brother were taken charge of by a Neapolitan named Carlo Mancini. whose name the writer took in gratitude. A.J. H.
3. Of LAND.
life of nearly 60 years, intermixed with a few notices of astrology, from the most approved authors. Written at DUKE OF
Gibraltar, 1795. pp. 70.
authors. 1797. pp. 336. Lettered “ Particular manu-
4to. An hermetical and philosophic manuduction; or
explained, by J. C. von V.; to which is added the
1789, and an index. On fly-leaf opposite title “C. R.”
4to. An enquiry into the origin of the game of
finished (by Rainsford ?) at Lymington, 2nd Sept. 1793;
Folio. Extracts (in Latin), chemical and astrological. order, supposed in England. 29th Dec. 1768. Preceded
4to. 18th century. Chymical processes of the Duke
Anecdotes of Pythagoras and other antient philo-
4to. Liber Piccatrici, Tractatus artis magiel Piccatrix. Translated from the Italian, 1803. pp. 1-35.
doctrines of the religion of the Drusi, by M. de Boch. ·
of the gypsies. Translated from the German of Grellman
(Rainsford ?). pp. 336.
transposed by an admirer and student in animal mag-
magick and cabalistic from Albertus Parvus. pp. 1-78.
4to. Particular processes from various experiments
4to. Secrets relative to arts and trades. From the
use of it. 1783. pp. 129, and index. Lettered “MS.
“ An account of the making sal ammoniac in Egypt.”
8vo. An original work of Nicholas Flammel, written
C. Rainsford ?). pp. 20.
General Rainsford from the German edition of 1735, and
DUKE OF NORTHUM BERLAND
Folio. The naturalist's manual, dedicated to M. de 4to. Rules and plans. for marching and forming a DUKE 01
the coasts of Kent or Sussex; the line of operations
disposed of by William Duke of Devonshire, Lord
22nd Sept. 1763.
Folio. A list of employments in the gift of the Chief
4to. Tableau des finances de la France a l'epoque de
généralité du Royaume.
finances et forces militaires des principales puissances
court James, Lord Tyrawly was appointed Envoy Ex-
4to. Paper. 18th century. The Knight Ardant, a randums of the several transactions during that envoy-
stipulations between England and Portugal, and letters
of Newcastle by command of the King, and the termina-
Breckenbrough and Kirbywiske, &c., &c., 1682-1729.
visit to Bristol and its neighbourhood, July to Sept.
Folio. A table of plants and grasses, with a prefatory
4to. History of the characters and political principles
Arranged alphabetically, from Abingdon to Dorsetshire
plants, &c. &c.
4to. On the culture of silk.
Folio. Topographical remarks upon the provinces of with the picture of it lyvelie expressed, by Hadrianus
12mo. King's review, 1767. “ Capt. Gordon's compts. of Whitby Abbey, addressed to the Duke of Northum.
4to. Major's account of the battle of Otterborn.
4to. “Some antiquities in Wilts differently repre-
“ [Stukeley, 1776?]; with an account of the images
Folio. Problemes de geometrie, &c. pp. 17 and 16.
4to. A new notion of Avebury stones, &c., by Thomas
Twinning, with a digression on Richard St. Martin and (vol. 2), pp. 167. (Purchased 8th Dec. 1833, see letter
Folio. White Watson's common-place book and index
4to. Notes on Sir W. Gell's topography of Rome.
MANUSCRIPTS OF THE Most HONOURABLE THE MARQUIS
OF LANSDOWNE, AT LANSDOWNE HOUSE,
This collection was made by William, Earl of Shel-
burne, afterwards Marquis of Lansdowne. His political 4to. A Latin treatise on grammar; commences with career began in 1761, and only ended with his death, in ** De octo partibus orationis ;” ends with “De ultimis 1804. The chief offices he held were those of President * syllabis."
of the Board of Trade under Mr. Grenville, of Secretary 4to. Catalogo di una serie di marmi usati nelle of State in the Chatham-Grafton administration, of antiche e nelle moderne fabbriche e statue di Roma. Secretary of State for Foreign Affairs in Lord Rockingpp. 72.
ham's second administration, and of First Lord of the * 4to. List of gems; beginning with “ Jupiter;" Treasury in 1783. Although he never held office after ending with “ dogs."
the fall of his government, he continued to take an ac4to. Catalogue in Italian) of gems, coins, &c. tive interest in current events, both at home and abroad, (medaglioni, medaglie, camei, gemme, anelli, ori antichi, and had an extensive correspondence. According to metalli, busti, tavolini, egabelloni). pp. 113. On the Bentham and other contemporaries, he contemplated cover, “M. Symmer."
returning to office if the opportunity offered, a state4to. Catalogue of Germanı, Prussian, Polish, Danish, ment which is confirmed by some of the letters in Swedish, Russian, Dutch, and Flemish coins and the two recently-published volumes of the Malmesbury medals.
Correspondence. The well-known caricatures of Gilray 4to. Catalogue of natural curiosities, fillagree, gold certainly show that such was the popular impression. medals, clock work, historical curiosities, gems, manu During the greater part of the above period he seems scripts, &c. &c.
to have occupied himself in collecting MSS., availing 4to. Catalogue of medals.
himself of his official position to have copies and ab4to. Catalogue of scientific books. Begins “ Achates stracts made for his own private use of the documents «« aus allen Eisen Stahl zu machen."
to which he had access. Accordingly no small part of Folio. Catalogue of natural history, after Cronstedt's the papers and letters alluded to in this report relates arrangement, 1771. pp. 186.
to foreign and colonial politics, or to trade and com4to. Thoughts of an Hanoverian upon the occurrences merce. In their present condition they are either that took place in that country during the months of bound up in volumes or placed in boxes and parcels. June and July 1803, with a faithfull relation of some Each volume, box, or parcel is labelled and numbered, of them ; translated from the German by an English and nearly all have tables of contents at the end. gentleman. pp. 112.
These tables are however very imperfect and incorrect. 4to and folio. The doctrine of eclipses, &c., being the The fact of most of the papers being thus already arworks of the late Mr. John Todd, collected and method. ranged bas made it difficult to obtain complete accuracy ised by Richard Todd. 1805. 2 vols. 4to and folio. in classifying them under separate heads, but the six
4to. Remarks upon the duties of medical military divisions given below are sufficient for practical purofficers, by Thomas Halls, late surgeon, Northumber poscs. land regiment, addressed to Lord Lovaino. pp. 62, and 2 folio leaves of regulations, folded.
Papers referring to the politics of the continent, 17544to. Regulations for the information of the young 1769. Vols. 1-42. Under Nos. 34, 35, and 40, how. officers and full assurance of the experienced soldier, ever, there are papers which would come more correctly issued with the sanction of General Clarke, K.B. pp. 88. under Division II., while in Nos. 133, 137, 143, 202, and On cover : “ Harry Percy, May 1806."
several others, there are papers which relate to foreign Folio. Memoir on the commercial intercourse be
Colonial affairs and Peace of 1783, vols. 43–88. This
division contains inter alia all the papers and corre-
spondence which preceded, accompanied, and followed
the peace of 1783, with the United States and France.
East Indian affairs, Vols. 89-100.
Stamps, Civil list, Crown lands, Royal Household,
Holland in 1783, Dockyards, Transport Service, Navy
v. ruary 1829.
4to. Memorabilia, collected by White Watson, of Correspondence.-A. General Correspondence.
B. Family Correspondence.