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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. 976, 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 inueniendu g ignotu cantü 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, libru 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
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.
About 1150 150 O
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 episco pu. 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 beatu | 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 quie, and two blanks in the last sheet.
MAR 8 1899
LONDON, January, 1898
MANUSCRIPTS, BIBLES AND LITURGIES
Supplementary to former Special Catalogues of those classes
OFFERED FOR SALE BY
BERNARD QUARITCH, 15 PICCADILLY, W.
ILLUMINATED AND HISTORICAL
1 (ALEXANDER GALLUS de VILLA DEI) Scribere clericulis paro doc-
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
Notwithstanding the statement on the title, David Barry went to many sources
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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