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264 VEGETIUS (Flavius Renatus) THE FOVRE BOOKES OF FLAUIUS VEGETIUS RENATUS, briefelye contayninge a plaine forme, and perfect knowledge of Martiall policye, feates of Chiualrie, and whatsoeuer pertayneth to warre. Translated out of lattine, into Englishe, by John Sadler, Anno 1572. Imprinted at London in Fletestreate, neare to Saint Dunstones Churche, by Thomas Marshe [1572]. Sm. 4to., text in black letter, woodcut border to title (McKerrow 154), 6 fine full-page woodcuts of military engines, and woodcut initials, slight water-stain on first 9 leaves, tiny rust-hole in H 2, first owner's name and note on title, FINE AND VERY LARGE COPY, morocco, £30

* VERY RARE. The first edition of the first English translation of Vegetius, remarkable for its fine military woodcuts in the style of those in the Verona edition of Valturius, 1472. Dedicated to Francis Russell, second Earl of Bedford. On the title is the signature of the first owner, Hugo Baskafilde," and rote, ætate mee 25 maii 26: 1572.' Contains commendatory verses by Thomas Drant, William Bulleyne, John Higgins, and others. There is no copy in the British Museum printed catalogue. Collation: title and introductory matter, 10 leaves; A to H in 8s; I 4 leaves, K 2 leaves, L 4 leaves.

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265 VERON (John) THE HVNTYNGE OF PURGATORYE TO DEATH, made Dialoge wyse, by Ihon Veron Senonoys. Newly set foorth and alowed, accordinge too the order appoynted in the Quenes Maiesties Iniunctions. Imprynted at London, by Ihon Tysdale, 1561. Thick sm. 8vo., black letter, title within woodcut border, large woodcut of Adam and Eve on last page, natural flaw in the paper of Zz2 injuring 2 side-notes, FINE LARGE COPY, back and upper cover old calf, blind tooled, rejointed, and lower cover supplied in modern calf, £12 128

* VERY RARE. Dedicated to the Earl of Bedford. Though it states on the title "Newly set foorth," no other edition is known.

266 WALLER (Edmund) A POEM ON ST. JAMES'S PARK as lately improved by His Majesty. Written by Edmund Waller, Esq. Printed for G. Bedel and T. Collins at the Middle-Temple Gate, 1661. Folio, unbound, preserved in a specially made cloth case, £20

* THE EXCESSIVELY RARE FIRST GENUINE EDITION ON LARGE PAPER of St. James's Park, with the end note referring to the surreptitious edition, "The Reader is desired to take notice, that a false copy of these verses on St. James's Park was surreptitiously and very imperfectly printed in one sheet, without the author's knowledge and consent, several lines being there left out." The poem on St. James's Park ends on C1; the rest of the work (C 2 to D 2) is occupied by some verses Of our late War with Spaine, and first Victory at Sea near St. Lugar.' A VERY FINE CLEAN COPY.



267 [WILCOX (Thomas)] A SHORT, YET SOUND COMMENTARIE; WRITTEN ON THAT WOORTHIE WORKE CALLED; THE PROUERBES OF SALOMON : and now published for the profite of Gods people. London, Printed by Thomas Orwin, for Thomas Man, 1589. FIRST EDITION, sm. 4to., black letter and roman mixed, title within a woodcut border with figures, lower blank margin of title repaired, stain on upper margin, paper age-discoloured, large copy, old red morocco, g. e., rebacked, £15

* EXTREMELY RARE. Apparently there is no copy in America, as the Bibliographical Society's Short-Title Catalogue can record only three copies, those in the British Museum, Lambeth Palace Library, and the Bodleian. Dedicated to Lady Bacon. Wilcox was an eminent Puritan divine, and together with Field, Cartwright, and others, was constantly in trouble with the authorities, and was twice imprisoned. Collation: A to Ee 1 in eights.

268 WARNER (William) ALBIONS ENGLAND. A Continued Historie of the same Kingdome, from the Original of the first Inhabitants thereof: With most the chiefe Alterations and Accidents theare hapning vnto, and in the happie Raigne of our now most gracious Soueraigne Queene Elizabeth... First penned and published by William Warner: and now reuised and newly inlarged by the same Author: Whereunto is also newly added an Epitome of the whole Historie of England. London, Printed by Edm. Bollifant for George Potter . . . 1602, slightly soiled in places by usage - A CONTINVANCE OF ALBIONS ENGLAND: By the first Author, W. W. London, Imprinted by Felix Kyngston for George Potter . . . 1606, printer's device on title, has the blank leaf marked A1, slight water-stain in places. Together 2 vols., sm. 4to., good sound copies, red morocco, £40


* FIRST COMPLETE EDITION and an Elizabethan poetical work of great rarity. Five editions of Albions England containing less material had already appeared. In this edition there are 13 books and a prose epitome. To it is added the Continvance," also in verse, containing the first appearance of Books XIV. to XVI., and making A COMPLETE SET IN FIRST EDITION. Albions England is a long historical poem, carried down from the Flood to the author's own period, including an account of Mary Queen of Scots and her execution and the Spanish Armada. In it Warner also sings of Willoughby, Chancellor, Jenkinson, Hawkins, Drake, Gilbert, Frobisher, and others, and of their exploits. Meres, in his Palladis Tamia," 1598, calls Warner one of the two chief English heroic poets, and as a lyric poet he classes him with Spenser, Daniel, Drayton, and Breton. THE TWO VOLUMES ALSO POSSESS GREAT SHAKESPEARIAN INTEREST IN CONNEC TION WITH KING LEAR AND MACBETH. See Warner's account of King Lear at p. 65 of Albions England, and Macbeth at p. 375 of the Continvance." Whether this account of Macbeth precedes or follows the production of the play is uncertain, but either alternative favours the probability of the date of 1606 as that of the tragedy. See the New Shakespeare Society's Fresh Allusions, 1886, pp. 43-44.


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269 WILLIAMS (Sir Roger) THE ACTIONS OF THE LOWE COUNTRIES. London, Printed by Humfrey Lownes for Mathew Lownes, 1618. FIRST ÉDITION, sm. 4to., printer's device on title, FINE LARGE COPY WITH THE BLANK LEAF FOR A 1, old calf, rebacked, £12 128

*Dedicated to Sir Francis Bacon by Sir Peter Manwoode, the owner of the manuscript. which was edited by Sir John Hayward, who supplies the address "To the Reader." The book covers the period 1567-74, and originally formed part of a larger work in manuscript which was lost by a careless servant. As a soldier Williams had a great reputation.

270 WINE.-BACCIUS (ANDR.) DE NATVRALI VINORVM HISTORIA DE VINIS ITALIÆ ET DE CONUIUIIS ANTIQUORUM LIBRI SEPTEM. Accessit de Factitiis ac Cervisiis de quibus Rheni Galliæ, Hispaniæ et de totius Europa Vinis et de omni Vinorum usu Compendiaria Tractatio. Rome, ex officina Nicholai Mutii, 1596 (colophon at end dated 1597). PREMIERE EDITION, folio, fine engraved title, with portrait, BEAUTIFULLY BOUND IN OLD FRENCH RED MOROCCO, the sides richly tooled in gold with a double and two single borders composed of different ornaments, divided by triple and double fillets, enclosing a centre panel CONTAINING THE ROYAL ARMS OF FRANCE, within a border of leafy sprays, the fleur-de-lys at each corner, back gilt in compartments, inside borders, marbled gilt edges, IN A VERY FINE STATE OF PRESERVATION. £65

* A superb copy of an extremely rare work on the wines of Italy, France, and Spain, in a remarkably rich example of royal French binding. Conforms exactly to Brunet's description. Autograph of the Duke of Grafton, 1776, and other old MS, notes on title.

271 WITCHCRAFT.-GLANVILL (JOSEPH, F.R.S., Rector of Bath Abbey) SOME PHILOSOPHICAL CONSIDERATIONS TOUCHING THE BEING OF WITCHES AND WITCHCRAFT. Written in a Letter to the much Honour'd Robert Hunt, Esq. By J. G., a Member of the Royal Society. London, E. C. for James Collins, 1667. Sm. 4to., fine copy, old half russia, £5 10s

*Glanvil's defence of witchcraft was the natural result of an attempt to find an empirical ground for a belief in the supernatural. At the end is a leaf of advertisements of some books printed for James Collins.

272 YERKES COLLECTION.-CATALOGUE OF PAINTINGS AND SCULPTURE in the Collection of Charles T. Yerkes, Esq., of New York, 1904. 2 vols., folio, with fine reproductions in photogravure of 192 famous paintings by celebrated ancient and modern artists, and 8 reproductions of pieces of sculpture, straight-grained dark blue morocco with an Italian panel design in gold on the sides, the monogram of the collector on each front cover, inside dentelles, t. e. g., preserved in cloth cases with descriptive labels, £9 9s

*One of 250 copies printed.

273 YORKSHIRE.—[WALKER (GEORGE)] THE COSTUME OF YORKSHIRE. London, printed by T. Bensley, for Longmans, Ackermann, and Robinson of Leeds, 1814. FIRST EDITION, large 4to., WITH 40 FINE COLOURED AQUATINTS, AFTER DRAWINGS BY THE AUTHOR, BY R. AND D. HAVELL, CHOICE IMPRESSIONS, FINE COPY, contemporary straightgrained green morocco, ornamental gold border (vine pattern) on sides, g.e., £16

A beautiful work, with remarkably fine coloured aquatints representing the costume of Industrial, Agricultural, and Sporting Yorkshire. We may specially draw attention to the hawking and jockey plates and the four illustrating the military costume of the 33rd Foot and the North, East, end West York Militia.



274 YORKSHIRE. A LARGE COLLECTION OF OVER 850 EARLY CHARTERS AND OTHER DEEDS, RENTALS, SURVEYS, WILLS, FLIZABETHAN PLANS, LETTERS (CHIEFLY CORRESPONDENCE OF THE BLACKBURNE FAMILY) AND OTHER DOCUMENTS ON VELLUM AND PAPER OF VARIOUS SIZES, MANY WITH SEALS, RELATING TO MARRICK PRIORY, IN SWALEDALE, AND ITS POSSESSIONS, FROM THE MIDDLE OF THE XIITH TO THE END OF THE XVIIITH CENTURY; together with many relating to the town of Richmond, Yorks, Pontefract, Bedale, Gledhow and Drax near Leeds, and places in Craven, Lancashire and Northumberland, lead mining in Nidderdale and Swaledale, including the ancient lead mines in Marrick parish, which were worked by the Romans, and the Ask,

Uvedale, Brackenbury, Bulmer, Phillips, Hutton, Blackburne, Stapleton, Morley, Paulett, Wharton and many other notable old Yorkshire families, many with autograph signatures and seals; also 11 old baronial and other seals, some duplicates, and 9 of later date, which have become detached from the deeds to which they were originally fastened, two or three of the early charters are slightly defective in the top corners, and some of the XVIth century documents have suffered from damp, but for the most part the collection is in good preservation, £105

*The exact date of the foundation of Marrick Priory in Swaledale, Yorks, is not known, but it was founded by Roger de Ask, Lord of Ask and Marrick, one of the great vassals of Stephen, Earl of Richmond (who died in 1137), shortly after 1154, as Roger, Archbishop of York, who became Archbishop in that year, is named in the foundation charter, while Isabella de Ask, daughter of the founder, was the first prioress, and was occupying that office in 1169. At the abolition of all religious houses it was surrendered by the last prioress, Christabella Cowper, and the 16 nuns, on 17 Nov., 1539. On 6 June, 1543, the site and possessions of the priory were granted by Henry VIII. to John Uvedale or Woodhall, one of the King's Council in the Northern Parts. His grandson sold the Marrick estate to Richard Brackenbury in 1589, who sold it to Timothy Hutton of Marske in 1592, whose son, Mathew, in turn sold it to Robert Blackburne in 1631, in whose family it remained until the close of the XVIIIth century. The priory is best known by Turner's beautiful view of it in Whitaker's Richmondshire. Consequently, the entire collection possesses the interest of a certain continuity, in that it relates to the devolution of the same lands to different owners through a series of centuries. In fact, an able student might evolve a most interesting book on the descent of these particular lands and legal and social customs that were associated with them. The collection as a whole would form an admirable nucleus for palæographical study in any college or public library in the Dominions or the United States, where the material for this kind of study is of the scantiest description. Space only allows us to mention a few of the more important items as follows: Charter of "Helia fil Phil. de Morton," making a grant to the convent of the Blessed Mary and Andrew of Marrick, c. 1170; Charter of Simon Chambord granting lands to Marrick Priory, c. 1200 (among the witnesses is Richard, Steward to Philip, Bishop of Durham, who was Bishop from 1195 to 1208); a charter relating to Walton Priory, Yorks, c. 1200; a charter relating to Newton, c. 1200; deed of Henry Scrope making a grant to the prioress of Marrick, dated 1302; a deed granting lands in Lartington to Marrick Priory, dated 16 Jan., 1381-82; a grant by Roger de Clifford dated 1386; a grant of lands in Elslake dated 25 Jan., 1433-34; a deed relating to Pontefract Castle Chapel, dated 10 Aug., 1462; another deed relating to Fontefract, dated 1485; grant of lands near Drax by William Morley, dated 1486; "The renttall off Marryke abba mayd by dame crystobell Cowpp priores of ye sayme for ye feste of Santt Mtyn in wyntter anno dm 27 Henry 8" (1535); deed relating to Drax Priory dated 22 Aug., 1500; rough draft of John Uvedale's will, temp. Edw. VI. (injured by damp); a XVIth century manuscript account of the Ask family and the prioresses of Marrick, in French; a survey of Marrick in 1585; Hutchinson's particulars of Marrick, 1592; two "Platts," or plans of Marrick in 1592; twenty-one items relating to leadmining, &c.

ROBERT STOCKWELL, Printer, Baden Place, Crosby Row, Borough, London, S. E. 1.; and published by
MYERS & Co., 102, New Bond Street. London, W.1.

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