B 1817.1.65

1898, Mar. 21-1899, Mar. 8. B. Quaritch.

198 Manuscript. BOETHIUS AND GUIDO ON MUSIC. Fol. 1 a blank; on the reverse: OMIU QVIDE PERCEPTIO SENSVV ITA ita sponte ac naturalit qbusdam uiuentibus adest. ut . . Fol. 80a, the Treatise of Boethius ends with. . In non spissis ů ut in diatonicis gnibus nusquam una acuta pportjo maior est duabus GRAVIBVS. The reverse blank. Fol. 81a: Incipit michrologus Guidonis id est breuis sermo in musica.. Fol. 97b, the Micrologus ends, with the words Si ut debent ex industria componantur. Under this begins immediately the Epistola Beatissimo alq3 dulcissimo fri michaeli Guido . . Fol. 98b.. Ad inueniendū g ignotu cantu beatissime fr. On page 99 is given the diagram for the use of the notes, as ut, re, mi, fa, etc. Fol. 102b ends with five lines as follows: micrologus é querat, librú enchyridum quem reuerentissimus oddo abbas luculentissime composuit plegat, cuius exemplum in solis figuris dimisi, quia paruulis condescendi. Boetium sequens in hoc cuius liber non cantoribus sed solis phylosophis utilis est.

Small folio. A BEAUTIFULLY WRITTEN MS. ON VELLUM BY AN ENGLISH HAND, with large illuminated initials of the interlaced and lacertine style, numerous coloured diagrams executed with remarkable neatness and delicacy so as to take an ornamental character, and two singular paintings, one representing two men producing chords by striking an anvil with metal hammers, another a green-robed minstrel seated on a wicker chair and playing on a harp of eight strings; besides which there are other human figures mingled with the diagrams; bound in old calf probably for DR. JOHN BULL, the crowned Tudor-rose, and the initials IB stamped in gold on the sides

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A most interesting volume for its antiquity, its calligraphy, its contents, and its associations. On one of the two fly-leaves at the beginning we recover from a defaced inscription only the words "monachus hujus domus." At the end there is another defaced inscription older than I B's possession "Thys is Wylliam Tallys boke God save the Kyngke.' This is probably of the time of Edward VI, and William must have been related to the famous Thomas Tallis. The quasi-royal binding done for I B would have been justified by Dr. John Bull's position in the Chapel Royal under Queen Elizabeth.

On fol. 72 there is a figure of a man in a blue cap rimmed with gold, a brown cloak fringed with gold, and green hose and shoes. On fol. 24 two circular diagrams are utilised to resemble shields by placing the figures of men behind them who are armed with clubs and strike their shields. Another grotesque picture is wrought out in combination with an elaborate diagrammatic frame of harmonies. Towers are drawn from the corners; over the upmost arch of the diagram are seen heads of four soldiers in conical helmets with nose-pieces; and the whole fabric is represented as supported on the back of a large animal evidently intended for an elephant.

199 Early Typography. (UNKNOWN SPANISH PRESS). EUSEBIUS. Fol. la,
numbered .I.: Incipit epistola beati Eusebii | ad Damasium portuen
episcopu. ad Theodoniu senatorem Romanum: de morte gloriosi |
Theronimi doctoris eximii. . . Fol. 54a: .. Incipit epistola sancti
Augustini doctoris eximii. ad beatu Cyrillu | de.. magnificetia eximii
doctoris beati Iheronimi presbiteri. Fol. 64a: Incipit epistola
sancti Cyrilli Iherosolimitani epi ad beatů | Augustinů doctore
eximium: de miraculis beati Iheronimi | presbiteri... On fol. 109
(numbered. CVIII.) the text ends on the obverse with the 27th line:
nimi doctoris eximii Finit feliciter.

Small 4to. Gothic letter, 109 leaves, 27 long lines to the page; limp
vellum cover, from the libraries of Santibañez and Mayans
S. n. (Spain ?) about 1485

The foliation is in Roman capitals at the bottom of the pages. The number
LXXIII is given twice, so that the last number, which ought to be CIX, appears
as CVIII.-The number of leaves appears to have been originally 112 (including
three blanks), in 12 quires consisting each of the following number of leaves: 10, 10,
8, 12, 8, 10, 8, 8, 10, 10, 8, 10, with a blank first leaf to the fifth qiie, and two blanks
in the last sheet.

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Supplementary to former Special Catalogues of those classes





and Works on Palæography

1 (ALEXANDER GALLUS de VILLA DEI) Scribere clericulis paro doc-
trinale nouellis |.. Small folio, MS. of the celebrated Rythmical
Grammar called the Doctrinale, written on 37 leaves of paper, 34 lines to
page, with illuminated letters and small coloured borders; calf
Written by Ludovicus (at Ferrara about 1430)
There is a memorandum that it was in the library of the Cistercians at Ferrara
in 1446. The escutcheon painted on the first page represents a later ownership, in the
sixteenth century. It is accompanied by the letters S.I.
2 AMERICA. Barry (David) Coleccion de Notas, Extractos, Ytenerarios,
Derroteros y Papeles varios, para formar Ydea del Peru, sacados la
mayor parte de la Guia de Don Joseph Hipolito Unanue 1796-7,
colectados por David Barry, small folio, MS. on paper, 584 pp. with
drawings of maps, tables, and a coloured facsimile of a native design;
old calf
Peru about 1820

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Notwithstanding the statement on the title, David Barry went to many sources
besides Unanue for the contents of this valuable MS. Among the best pieces in it
are the accounts of native races, from Chile to Mexico, and of Spanish cruelties.
These may perhaps have served as part of the printed volume of Noticias Secretas
which Barry caused to be printed a few years later. But the illustrations above
referred to seem to have appeared in this MS. only.

HERRERA Y LOIZAGA (Joseph Zipriano de) Viaxes de España á
Buenos Ayres, Cordova, Mendoza, Potosi, Chile, y Lima, en 1743 y
1747, small 4to. MS. on paper, 139 pp. with drawings of mountains and
towns, and a large folding view of Cordova; limp vellum cover About 1745
An unpublished account of considerable interest for the geography of Tucuman
and the inmost regions of the Argentine Confederation.
OLMOS (Andres de) ARTE DE LA LENGUA MEXICANA, small 4to.
MS. on paper, written in Gothic characters, 146 leaves; vellum wrapper
About 1590

This grammar was written in 1547 by one of the companions of Zumarraga; but
although Beristain speaks of it as having been printed in 1555, he seems to have been
mistaken. The first edition was printed at Paris in 1875 from two texts, one being the
MS. now offered, the other a MS. in the Bibliothèque Nationale. The one described
above is not only the better of the two, but it has furthermore 35 leaves of Platicas or
conversations, in Mexican, at the end, which are not in the Bibl. Nat. copy.

It fetched 101 francs at the Pinart sale.

VEA (Antonio de) Relacion Diaria del Viage que se ha echo á la costa del Estrecho de Magallanes en el recelo de enemigos de Europa.. Small 4to., MS. on paper, 97 pp.; limp vellum wrapper 1676

The original logbook of an unpublished expedition made chiefly in search of Buccaneers, which was also used for taking exact hydrographical observations of the entire coast between Chile and the Straits of Magellan. It was performed by order of the Viceroy of Peru.

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