NOTES AND QUERIES. [io s. xn. AUG. 21, 1909.
BOOKSELLERS' CATALOGUES. AUGUST.
MR. JAMES G. COMMIN'S Exeter Catalogue 253 con- tains works under America, Devon, and Somerset. A complete set of the Cambridge Antiquarian Society s Communications, 1850-1903, and of Pub- lications, except No. 25,1851-1904, 20 vols., half- morocco, is 11. 10s. Other items are Bewick's
- Fables,' first edition, a fine clean copy, 11. 10*. ;
Buchanan's 'Fleshly School of Poetry,' first edition, 1872, 18s. ; Fielding's Works, edited by Gosse, 12 vols., 31. 5s. ; Froude's 'Carlyle,' 4 vols., 11. 15s., .and ' Nemesis of Faith,' first edition, 1849, 15s. (the last book publicly burnt in England) ; Andrew Lang's ' Aucassin and Nicolete,' 12mo, original wrapper, first edition, 1887, 21. 10s.; Henry Morley's ' English Writers,' 11 vols., 11. 10s.; Sommer's edition of 'Le Morte d' Arthur,' 3 vols., royal 8vo, half- morocco, 21. 12s. Qd. ; Pope's Works, with life by Ruffhead, 11 vols., 4to, calf gilt, 1715-69, 21. 10s. ; 'Roxburghe Library,' edited by W. C. Hazlitt, .8 vols., small 4to, 1868-70, 21. 18s. 6d. ; ' Smithsonian Contributions to Knowledge,' 14 vols., royal 4to, Washington, 1858-65, 61. ; and Swift's Works, 26 vols., 8vo, calf, 1768, 31. 10s.
Messrs. Henry R. Hill & Son's Catalogue 98 contains a handsome copy of Audsley's ' Arts of -Japan,' full polished levant by Zaehnsdorf, 12t. 10s. ; Beaumont and Fletcher, 10 vols., 1778, contemporary calf, 21. 15s. ; Mrs. Aphra Behn's plays, large paper, 6 vols., 1873, 4Z. 15s. ; Gilchrist's ' Blake,' 2 vols., 1880, 21. 15s. ; Bran- t6me, ' CEuvres,' 15 vols., 32mo, whole morocco, 1740, 61. 6s. ; ' Dramatists of the Restoration,' notes by Maidment and Logan, 14 vols., half -calf, 1872, 11. Is. ; Dugdale's ' St. Paul's,' large pape, in contemporary russia, 1818, 31. 3s. ; and Froissart's f Chronicle,' 6 vols., Nutt, 1901, 51. 5s. There are fine copies of Ackermann's ' Oxford ' and 'Cambridge ; and a good example of Hardouyn's Roman Hours, on vellum, 351. Under Romney are Ward and Roberts's ' Essay,' 2 vols., 4to, as new, in half blue morocco, 61. 6s. ; .and Hayley's ' Life,' bound in contemporary calf, 61. 6s. Shakespeare items include ' Poems ' and ' Pericles,' collotype facsimiles, with introduction by Sidney Lee, 5 vols., 4to, as new in vellum, 4i. 4s. ; and ' Seven Ages,' Stothard's plates, folio, half -morocco, 101. The Catalogue also contains a number of beautifully bound books.
Mr. Frank Hollings's Catalogue 79 contains under Occult Books Fergusson's ' Tree and Serpent Worship,' royal 4to, original edition, 1868, 7J. 7s. ; and a number of works on Freemasonry. Under Rowlandson is the rare ' Excursion to Brighthelmstone,' oblong atlas folio, half -morocco, 1790, 15J. 15s. ; also ' Loyal Volunteers,' 211., and ' English Dance of Death,' Ql. 9s. Under Ruskin is Lewis Carroll's copy of ' The Stones -of Venice,' 3 vols., royal 8vo, first edition, 1851-3, 61. 15s. ; under Shelley, Buxton Forman's edition, .8 vols., 1876-80, 11Z. 10s., and the first edition of the ' Posthumous Poems,' 1824, 61. 6s. ; and under Sheridan the first edition of ' Pizarro,' 1799, 4Z. 15s. In a list under Surtees we note ' Mr. Facey Romford's Hounds,' first edition,
1865, 4Z. 15s. Under Swinburne is the excessively rare ' Laus Veneris,' Moxon, 1866, 151. 15s. (Mr. Slater calls it " the scarcest of all Mr. Swin- burne's separate writings "). There is also the genuine first edition of ' Poems and Ballads,'
1866, 131. 13s. There are rarities under Tennyson.
We note the first edition of ' Poems, chiefly Lyrical,' published by Effingham Wilson, 1830, original boards, enclosed in morocco case, 221. ; and Moxon's first edition of ' Poems,' 1833, 251. (three sonnets and two other poems in this volume were siippressed). Under Thackeray are first editions ; and under Leigh Hunt we note ' Critical Essays on the Performers of the London Theatres,' the only edition, 1807, 31. 17s. 6d. ; also ' Autobiography,' 3 vols., 1850, 31. 15s. Cruikshank items include ' Ingoldsby,' ' The Humorist,' and other rarities. Under Kipling is The United Services College Chronicle, Nos. 2 to 44 (excepting 4, 9, and 32), 1878-90, 20 i guineas. Mr. Hollings has also a list of Bargains in New Books.
Mr. George P. Johnston's Edinburgh Catalogue 90 contains under George Buchanan a small quarto volume including ten works, 1499-1627, 61. 6s. This is from the library of the late John Scott, who paid 131. for it at the sale of the Sunderland Library. Under John Davidson are a number of first editions ; and under Elzevir Publications is a good list. Under R. L. Stevenson is a collection of magazines and periodicals containing essays, poems, and novels as first published, 87 parts and one vol. (most of these belonged to Stevenson's mother, and several bear her signa- ture), 81. There are also first editions of Kipling. Some curious works on paper-making include Koops's book, " printed on the first useful paper manufactured from straw," T. Burton, 1800, 11. 5s. Under Marie Stuart is a work not in Mr. Scott's * Bibliography of Mary Queen of Scots Books ' : " Marie Stuart, Reyne d'Escosse. Nouvelle historique. Premiere [2 e , 3] Partie. [Par Pierre le Pesant de Boisguilbert.] [La sphere.] Suivant la Copie Imprim6e a Paris [Elzevir] M.DC.LXXV.," 12mo, 11. Is.
Mr. F. Marcham of Tottenham has in Part 7 of Vol. I. of his List of Middlesex Deeds and other Documents an interesting item connected with Charles Lamb, being the original licence for the marriage of Edward Moxon of St. George, Hanover Square, a bachelor, and Emma Isola of the town of Cambridge, a spinster, 24 July, 1833. Signed by H. T. Manners Sutton, and with seal of the Faculty Office, Doctors' Commons. A pencil note on the back runs as follows : " past 9 o'clock Tuesday 30 July." The price of this is 101. 10s.
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