« VorigeDoorgaan »
To insure prompt attention all Orders to be addresed direct
C- NORMAN AXD 80X, PRINTERS, JADEN LANE, COVENT GARDEN, LONIOX, *.6.
Lately published or nearly ready.
1 1 0
1 1 0
1 12 6
I. Sesame and Lilies, (Three Lectures, with new Preface). 1. Of
Kings' Treasuries. 2. Of Queens' Gardens. 3. Of the Mys
tery of Life
given before the University of Oxford, in Michaelmas Term,
1870 IV. The Eagle's Nest, Ten Lectures on the Relation of Natural
Science to Art, given before the University of Oxford, in Lent
and the Future of England; with added Article on the Eco
nomies of the Kings of Prussia VII. Ariadne Florentina, (as soon as the seven parts are complete) VIII. Val d'Arno, Ten Lectures on Art of the 13th Century in Pisa
and Florence; with Twelve Plates IX. Queen of the Air, (in the press)
Love's Meinie, Six Lectures on Greek and English Birds, given before
the University of Oxford :-
III. The Chough, in preparation
given before the University of Oxford :-
Ready, post freo
Durer.) In preparation, post free
Botticelli.) In preparation, post free
VII. Appendix, with plates
Course of Lectures on Sculpture, delivered at Oxford, 1870-71,
post free Fors clavigera, Letters to the Workmen and Labourers of Great
Britain, Nos. 1 to 47
“ The Series 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 !? 12 13:01
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 are illustrated never more than twenty-one plates, rarely so many."
** This Collection of recently purchased MSS. forms a SUPPLE
MENT to those described in my GENERAL CATALOGUE.
Alcun-see Kelham. 1 ARISTOTLE. Liber Moralium de Regimine Dominorum qui dicitur
SECRETUM SECRETORUM, editus ab Aristotile phylosopho phylosophorum, small 8vo. neat Italian Manuscript on vellum, the first page and the initials ornamented with gold, bound in vellum, £2. 2s
Hunc librum scribi fecit S. Dns. Rodulphus de Feusigniaco-Hoc opus fuit rescriptum
prout in exemplari fuit repertum. (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 in Syria) by " Philippus suorum minimus clericorum,”-who professes to have translated it from
the Arabic original, found by him when with the Crusaders in the Holy Land. 1'ARMORIAL: An Ordinary of Arms, containing several hundred Coats of
Arms, many in colours, in one thiek 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 Oficers, 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 with 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, Prince 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, Napoléon, 1806 ; Frederick the Great: Cowley, Davenant, Herrick, Waller, Addison, Pope, Congreve, Vanbrugh, Swift, Dr. Johnson, Colley Cibber, George Colman, Foote, Edmund Burke, R. B. Sheridan, Gibbon, Lord Clarendon, Hume, Gay, Goldsmith, Grey, Cowper, Sterne, the Wesleys, Southey, Coleridge, Burns, Byron, Campbell, Moore, Sydney Smith, Caroline Lamb ; Washington, Wellington, Gen. Woulfe; Sir Philip Francis, Algernon Sydney ; Nelson, Rodney, Ruyter, Shovel, Van Tromp ; Sir Jas. Mackintosh, Lord Bacon, Franklin, Blücher, Buffon, Lafayette, Goethe, Schiller, the elder Disraeli, the Walpoles, Voltaire (to the Duc de Richelieu on the loss of Quebec) Talleyrand, Vasari, Flaxman, Canova, Hogarth, Turner; Priestley, Faraday, Abernethy, Davy; Garrick, Kean, Kemble, Matthews, Macklin, Siddons, Miss O'Neill ; Miss Edgworth, Mary Wollstonecraft Godwin, Duchess of Marlborough, Madame de
Stael, &c. &c. 2*BARTOLOMEI de Sancto Concordio Summa de Casibus, sm. 800. AS. on fine
tellum, minutely written in an Italian hand, with illuminated initials, one
paye 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 1338 by its author who died
soon afterwards. Ile was a Dominican friar, a native of Pisa. 3 BIBLIA SACRA LATINA, cum Interpretationibus Hebreorum Nominum,
&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. 158 cir. A. D. 1300 4 CHRONICLES of ENGLONDE, small folio, English MS. on VELLUM,
without the beginning, but commencing with the reign of Knoght (Canule) and Edmond Irensyde, and proceeding to the fifth year of the reign of Henry IV (1404), bound in half morocco, £25. written about 1420
This is the celebrated Chronicle of Brute, which Caxton printed in 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 them are locked up in public libraries. 5 CICERONIS RUETORICORUM NOVORUM AD' HERENNIUM LIBER, (libri
quatuor) sm. 8vo. FINE Manuscript on Vellum, with border, initial letter containing miniature and numerous capitals, finely illuminated in yold and colours, vellet, gilt edges, £15.
Sec. XV 6 COLLECTION of the ALTERATIONS in and Variance between the COMMON
PRAYER Bookes of 2 Edw. VI, 5 Edward VI and 1 Elizabeth and the Scottish Liturgie of 1637. With some Observations or Notes uppon severall Passages in the same Bookes ; Ao Doni 1650, 12mo. neat Manuscript on paper, blue morocco, gilt edges, £8. 88
1650 A very interesting little volume forestalling by a couple of centuries the labours
of modern scholars in the same direction. 7 COSMOGRAPHIA, a Latin Manuscript, in Two Books, with 34 Drawings and Diagrams, vellum, £5.
about 1650 8 ENGLISH POETRY (Unpublished) of the Seventeenth Century, folio, a
very curious volume in neat MS. including Epigrams, Riddles, Epitaphs, Love Songs, and other amatory Pieces, some very free and at least half of them UNPUBLISHED, £20.
circa 1630 On the inside of the cover is written : " My cousin Chute gave me this book out of his father's study at the Vine, Hainpshire.”
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 English literature in the early days of Charles I. Amongst the writers are Francis Beaumont, James Shirley, Robert Herrick, Thomas Carew, Richard Corbet, William Stroud, (Sir) Henry Blount, Henry King, Jasper Mayne, John Grange, Humphrey Ilide, (Sir George) Chudligh, Alexander Gill, Barton Iloliday, George Morley, Walter Poole, Nicholas Uldisworth, Will Davenant, (Bishop) Juxon, and Thomas Mry. It will be observed that many of these name are unknown in 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 Stroud 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, Ile 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 EVANGELISTARUM Græcum, small 4to. Byzantine MS. on vellum, slightly defective, bound in russia neat, £2. 16s
about A. D. 1100 9*GETIJDENBOEK. Book of Hours (in Dutch), with Calendar, 12mo. Manu
scripts 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 in this volume demand attention, both for the beauty of execution and their uncommon style, most of them being in an elegant kind of grisaille rarely seen and differing from the French camaieu-gris, with slight reliefs in gold and the deeper shadows in black.
10 EVANGELIA IV, LATINE. Item Eusebii Canones, Hiero
nymi Epistolæ ad Damasum, 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 fiyures. At end in a different but almost contemporary hand-writing are added " Benedictio Vestimentorum ; Oracio quando Abbas ordinatur in Monasterio; Consecratio Manuum ;" and a list of Rents due from various places in Lorraine,calf, £120. Sæc. X
One of the most ancient and interesting copies of the Latin Evangelists ever
offered for sale. 11 HENRY VIIITI's ROYAL WARDEOBE. In this Booke is conteigned al manor of the Kyng hys Majestes Guarderobe stuff remaynyng
and being within his highnes CASTELL AT WYNDESOR in the saulf custody keping and charge of William Tildesley Perticulerly surveid, viewid and geven in charge in due order unto the said William by the Kyngs commandement by Nicholas Bristowe bis highres 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 Rowlandson, 5 Eliz. 1562, interleaved with a fair transcript, £20. 1542
A very curious and interesting record, containing particular descriptions of the HANGYNGS OF ARRAs, illustrating the Siege of Jerusalem, Assuer and Hester, Charlemagne, Mountalbon, &c. &c.; HANGYNGS OF TAPESTRYE, 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 (four 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 Guarderobe at Westminster, by thands of John Rede 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 Roses, 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 Clorus of Estate, garnished with precious stones ; the Carpets and Cushions of gold, silver and silk needlework, with Queen Anne Bullen's Cyphers, the letters H. 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 Quene 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 interestingcertain cushions used by the King and Queen (Philip and Mary) at the Church door at 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 Jernegan, and others. 12 HORÆ BEATÆ MARIÆ VIRGINIS, in usum Romanum, 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 unusually full of Saints' names, many of them English and little known. Some of the Miniatures display considerable artistic skill, and do not belong