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late. There are among them stones bearing some types of extreme
antiquity, and others which undoubtedly proclaim themselves as no older
than the fifteenth or sixteenth centuries. It is sometimes a difficult
task, in judging of antiquities, to make a sufficient allowance for the
spirit of imitation. There is nothing certainly more natural than that a
new tombstone should be made after the fashion of time-honoured
monuments, the pride of the graveyard in which it is to be placed. In
Kilmartin there are two decided imitations of the more ancient class of
the western sculptured stones. Though the symbols and decorations which
they bear are of ancient outline, the heavy, and at the same time
accurate and workmanlike, way in which they are cut, would mark them
indubitably as modern, even if the one did not bear the date of 1707,
and the other of 1711.

But the sun is dropping behind Ben Cruachan and the Jura hills. The time
of holiday reading and holiday rambling has come to its end; and a voice
calls the wanderer back to more sedate and methodical pursuits.

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INDEX.


Aberdeen laird, an, described by his wife, 10 _et seq._

Adams, Dr Francis, an eminent Greek scholar, 264 _et seq._

Adventures of Saints, 396, 397.

Advertisements, reading of, 156 _et seq._
- curious historical interest of, 160 _et seq._

Aidan and Columba, 383.

Ailbhe, St, and the cranes, 390.

Albania, a poem, reprinted by Leyden, 196.

Alexandrian Library, destruction of, by fire, 211.

Almanacs, as affording profitable reading, 155 _et seq._

Amateur book-hunters, 106 _et seq._

Ambrosian Library, the, at Milan, 198.

American collections dealing with early American history, 189 _et seq._

Americans duplicating old European Libraries, 174
- in relation to art and letters, _ib._
- combating for rarities, 175
- ransacking and anatomising private collections, 178.

Ancient literature, considerable amount of, lost, 324.

Angelo Maï of the Vatican, 229
- recovery by him of Institute of Gaius, 326.

Annotating of books a crime and a virtue, 185 _et seq._

Antiquarianism known as archæology, 3.

Architecture, Church, of the early British Christians, 372.

Ardsnischen, Pastor of, buying a Greek New Testament, 60.

Armagh, Book of, 388 _et seq._

Assessed Taxes Department in relation to decay of libraries, 192.

Astor, John Jacob, the bequest of, 174.

Astorian Library, wealth of the, 176 _et seq._

Atticus as a dealer and capitalist publisher, 108 _note_.

Attorneys in Norwich, in Norfolk, and in Suffolk, 141 _et seq._

Auchinleck Press, account of, 294 _et seq._

Auctioneers: Carfrae, 60 _et seq._
- Evans, 93 _et seq._
- anecdote of a Cockney auctioneer, 178.

Auction-haunter different from prowler, 88 _et seq._

Authors and compositors, 77 _et seq._


Bacon commending brevity of old Scots Acts, 146.

Bailiff, the, and the writ, 136 _note_.

Baillet, Adrien, librarian and author of Jugemens des Savans, 230
_et seq._

Ballad fabricating, 306.

Bannatyne Club, 284 _et seq._
- Scott's song for festivities of, 285.

Barclay, Colonel, a Quaker, anecdote of, 9 _note_.

Bargain hunters and their leanings, 162.

Baskerville, the Birmingham printer, inaccuracy of, 67.

Bede on the Saints, 379.

Bentham, words in one sentence of an Act of Parliament counted by, 144.

Bethune, Rev. Dr, Waltonian Library of, 87 _et seq._

Bible, inaccurate editions of, 67 _et seq._
- old editions comparatively numerous, 218.

Bibliognoste, definition of, 5 _note_.

Bibliographe, definition of, 5 _note_.

Bibliographers, function of, a cruel one, 237 _et seq._
- victimising each other, 242.

Bibliographical Decameron, various quotations from, 93, 294 _et seq._

Bibliographies, 233 _et seq._
- on special subjects, 235
- those devoted to the best books, 239.

Bibliomane, definition of, 5.

Bibliomania a disease, 13.

"Bibliomania," Dibdin's, quotations from, 18
- Ferriar's, quotation from, 86, 87 _note_.

Bibliophile, definition of, 5.

Bibliotaphe, definition of, 5.

_Bibliothèque bleue_, anecdote connected with the, 50.

Bibliuguiancie discussed by Peignot, 220.

"Bill-books" of compositors, 79 _et seq._

Binders, famous, 28.

Bindings, "Inchrule" Brewer's love of, 28
- bindings as relics, 30.

Boccaccio, _editio princeps_ of, 91
- cause of its extreme rarity, 92
- sold at the Roxburghe Library sale, 94 _et seq._

Bodleian Library, origin of, 198.

Bohemian of literature, 108 _et seq._

Bohun, Edmond, a Jacobite and last English licenser, 208.

Bollandus, his great work on the Saints, 355 _et seq._
- the persistent labours of his successors, 356.

Book-caterers, 20 _et seq._

Book-clubs, 243 _et seq._
- their structure, 251
- advantages of, 255 _et seq._
- confining their attention to books of non-members, 257
- the Sydenham Club, 265
- the Roxburghe Club, _ib. et seq._, &c.
- their gradual growth, 266 _et seq._
- Dibdin's description of the origin of the Roxburghe Club, 267
- their secrecy, 271
- the Bannatyne Club, 284 _et seq._
- book-club men, _ib. et seq._
- character of their editors, 307, 315
- value of such clubs to history, 309
- their literature, 311
- Camden Club, _ib._
- Chetham Club, 312
- Surtees Club, _ib._
- Maitland Club, _ib._
- Spalding Club, _ib._
- Irish Archæological and other Clubs, _ib. et seq._
- purity of text of book-club literature, and consequent historical
value, 322 _et seq._, 327
- as art unions, 404 _et seq._

Book-hunters as creators of libraries, 168 _et seq._, 197
- as preservers of literature, 205 _et seq._
- as _chiffoniers_, 219
- as discoverers of valuable and curious books, 224
- as librarians, 227 _et seq._
- their clubs, 243 _et seq._
- various titles of, 5, 6
- vision of mighty book-hunters, 14
- book-hunters as bibliothaptes and bibliolytes, 54 _et seq._
- classification of, 64 _et seq._
- as Rubricists, 63
- as aspirants after large paper copies, 86
- their place in the dispensations of Providence, 101 _et seq._
- the harmlessness and advantages of their disease, 102 _et seq._
- book-hunters and dealers, 104
- in relation to other hobby-riders, 105
- their lack of mercenary spirit, _ib. et seq._
- in the amateur phase, 106 _et seq._
- their freedom from low company, 109
- their intellectual advantages, _ib. et seq._
- from their pursuit readers and scholars, 114
- their delight in a new toy, 123.

Books, annotating of, a crime and a virtue, 185 _et seq._
- their decay from natural causes, 211 _et seq._
- books, large and solid, factors in the acquisition of fame, 215
- such only fitted for authors and students, 252
- books, small and fragile, preserved by book-hunters, 215
- rarity of old school-books, _ib. et seq._
- importance of any kind of old books, 217
- rare books printed by early English printers, 218 _et seq._
- David Clement on rare books, 224 _et seq._
- rare books not always rare, 225
- books as introducers of books, 233
- reproduction of old and rare books by book-clubs, 246 _et seq._
- books used in Ireland in sixth century, 388.

Boswell, Sir Alexander, as a book-club man, 292 _et seq._
- his reprints, 293
- his Auchinleck Press, 294
- his character and writings, 295 _et seq._

Botfield, Beriah, his work, 194 _note_.

Bourdaloue, favourite reading of, 112.

Brewer, "Inchrule," as a mighty book-hunter, 25 _et seq._
- origin of his name, 26
- his love of bindings, 28
- his satellites, 31 _et seq._

British Museum, deposits of books in, 194 _note_
- origin of library, 197 _et seq._

Brunet as an "Inchruler," 26
- his description of an Elzevir Cæsar, _ib. note_.

Buckle, historical researches of, 342.

"Bulls," Irish, in unlikely books, 132 _et seq._
- specimen of an index "bull," 133.

Burton, Mr, private library of, 182 _et seq._

Butler, poetical remains of, discovered by the antiquary Thyer, 326.


Camden Club, purpose of, 311
- a curious volume of, 315 _et seq._

"Canadian," mistaken use of, for Candian, 74.

Carfrae, the auctioneer, 60 _et seq_.
- selling fragments of early English poetry, 61.

"Causes Célèbres," records of French and German crime, 149 _et seq._
- their fitness for novel-making, 150.

Celtic Christianity, 369 _et seq._, 377 _et seq._

Chetham Club, purpose of, 312.

Church architecture of early British Christians, 372 _et seq._

Classical literature, incompleteness of, 324
- recent discoveries in, of paltry value, 325 _et seq._

Classification of book-hunters, 62.

Clement, David, illustrious French bibliographer, 224.

Clubs in general, 243 _et seq._

Cogswell, Dr, first librarian of the Astorian Library, 174 _et seq._

Collectors and their satellites, 30 _et seq._
- as book-readers, 113 _et seq._
- in relation to the scholar, 115.

Columba, St Adamnan's life of, 374
- among the Picts, 377
- settling succession of Aidan, 383
- anecdotes of, 387, 389, 403, &c.
- Columba fishing, 395.

Compositors, characteristics of, 76 _et seq._
- their reasons for interest in an author's work, 77 _et seq._
- "bill-books" of, 79
- their professional apathy, 81.

Copyright Act, value of, 191.

"Course of reading," a so-called, 110.

Creation of libraries, 168 _et seq._

Criminal trials, attractive interest of, 148
- "illustrating" of, 150.

Cuthbert, St, and the solan-geese, 390 _et seq._


Dame aux Camélias quoted, 10 _note_.

Dealers in their relations to book-buyers, 107.

Decay of books, 211 _et seq._

De Quincey on the Society of Friends, 8, 9.

Desultory reader, or Bohemian of literature, 108 _et seq._

Devices of old printers, collection of, 64 _et seq._

Dibdin, quotation from his Bibliomania, 18
- known as "Foggy Dibdin," 89
- at the Roxburghe sale, 91
- as a book-hunter, 165 - on the cradle of the book-club system, 267
- his "Library Companion," 280 _et seq._

"Didot" Horace, in the Junot Library, 63.

Dietrich, collection of theses by, 64.

Diogenes, the so-called tub of, 120 _note_.

Directory of a city, the, as affording profitable reading, 155.

Douglas, Francis, anecdote told in his description of the east coast of
Scotland, 9 _note_.

"Dragon" as a book-hunter, _vide_ "Vampire."

Drunkenness of a former age, 11.

Duplicates, first buying of, 16
- most virulent form of bibliomania, 173.


Early Northern Saints, 352 _et seq._

Ecchellensis, Abraham, his controversy with Flavigny, 67.

Ecclesiastical architecture, 372 _et seq._

Ecclesiologist, the, as editor of book-club literature, 321.

Editions of the Classics, typographical blunders in, 68.

"Editio princeps," advantages of possessing an, 167
- of Boccaccio, 91.

Elzevir Cæsar, Brunet's measurement of, 26
- origin of its rarity, 66.

Elzevirs, reason of their not being rare at present, 225.

Errors in the various editions of the Bible, 67 _et seq._

Evans, the auctioneer, 93.

Exchequer bill, curious specimen of, 134 _et seq._


Facsimiles, extensive manufacture of, 27.

Farmer, Dr Richard, and Johnson, 130 _et seq._

Feuerbach's German collection of _causes célèbres_, 149.

Ferrier's Bibliomania, quotation from, 86 _note_.

Fires in libraries, 210 _et seq._

Fisher, Rev. John, Bishop of Rochester, originator of Library of
St John's, 204 _et seq._

Flavigny's controversy with Abraham Ecchellensis, 67.

Fountains, religious controversies connected with, 401 _et seq._

French _causes célèbres_, 149 _et seq._

French novels, the morals of, 10.

Friends, Society of, greatest criminals found among, 8
- De Quincey's testimony to the same effect, _ib. et seq._

Furniture, old, 192.

Fustian, curious statute of Henry VII. concerning, 142 _et seq._


Game of Chess, by Caxton, captured in Holland by Snuffy Davie, 222.

Genealogist, a, as editor of book-club literature, 316 _et seq._
- his influence and genius, 318.

Genealogy, Scottish peculiarities in, 317
- extract on, from the Liber de Antiquis Legibus, 318.

Genius, rewards of, unequally distributed, 258.

Glasgow, the shield argent of, 393 _et seq._

Gleaner, the, and his harvest, 124 _et seq._

"Good reader," a, the bore of a house, 113.

Gordon, Sir Robert, collector of Gordonstoun Library, 97 _et seq._

Government and public libraries, 191.

Graham, Mr Lorimer, collection by, 186 _et seq._

Grandison, Sir Charles, his perfection a defect, 8.

"Grangerites," peculiar glory of, 82 _et seq._
- origin of name, _ib._
- their mode of proceeding, 83 _et seq._

Greek nomenclature, abuses and merits of, 2.

Grollier, a princely collector, 48.


Hagiology, 353.

Hallervord, John, Bibliotheca Curiosa of, 241.

Harvard Library, loss of old, 190.

Havelok the Dane reprinted by Roxburghe Club, 279.

Hazlewood, Joseph, a black sheep in the Roxburghe Club, 272
- description of his treasures, _ib. et seq._
- title of one of his reprints, 273
- description of another of his reprints, _ib. note_
- fate of his History, 274.

Heathenism in the British Isles, 400 _et seq._

Heber, Richard, origin of his library, 98 _et seq._
- Dibdin and Heber, 99
- duplicating his collection, 173.

Hierology of Greece, 359.

Highland springs, pilgrimages to, 299.

Historical literature, reprints of, 327
- in manuscript, _ib. et seq._

Histrio-Mastix of Prynne, its unfortunate history, 129 _et seq._

Hobby, the, of book-hunting, 101 _et seq._

Hortensius, 267.


Illustrating of criminal trials, 150
- its advantages to posterity, _ib. et seq._
- at its height, 180 _note_.
- illustrating a folio copy of Shakespeare, _ib. note_.

Illustrators of books, the, known as "Grangerites," 82
- their mode of proceeding, 83 _et seq._

Imperfect copies, completion of, 27.

Index Expurgatorius of Charles Lamb, 152 _note_.

Inlaying, process of, 219.

Iona, the saints of, 382.

Ireland, history of, in early times fabulous, 362;
Keating's History, _ib. et seq._

Ireland, primitive church in, 368 _et seq_.

Irish Archæological and other Clubs, 312 _et seq._

Irish "bulls," instances of, 132.

Irish statutes and Irish history, 146 _et seq._


Jöcher, Allgemeines Gelehrten Lexicon of, 235.

Johnson and Dr Richard Farmer, 130 _et seq._

Johnston, Captain, his Lives of Highwaymen and Pirates, 149.

Jolly, Bishop Robert, 244
- as a book-hunter, 245.

"Jolly" Club, the, 246.

Jones, Sir William, reading Cicero, 111.

Junot, the library of, 63.


Keating, Jeffrey, D.D., his History of Ireland, 363 _et seq._

Kent, Chancellor, collection of, 184 _et seq._

Kentigern, St, anecdotes of, 392 _et seq._

Knox, Vicesimus, Spirit of Despotism by, 197.


Lamb, Charles, Index Expurgatorius of, 152 _note_.

Large-paper copies, aspirants after, 86.

Laurentian Library at Florence, 198.

Law books, composition of, 118.

Law maxims, absurd book on, 138 _note_.

Law papers as furnishing humorous reading, 135 _et seq._

Law technicalities, vagaries of, 136 _et seq._

Levant monks, apathy of, with reference to priceless books, 209.

Librarians recruited from the ranks of book-hunters, 227
- disadvantages of "Cerberus" librarians, 228 _et seq._
- Angelo Maï of the Vatican, 229
- Magliabecchi, _ib. et seq._
- Adrien Baillet, 230 et _seq._
- librarians as scholars, 231 _et seq._

Libraries as stimulants to intellectual culture, 115 _et seq._
- growth of great libraries, 169
- impossibility of their being improvised, _ib. et seq_.
- their gradual accumulation, 170 _et seq._
- Imperial Library at Paris, 176, 205, &c.
- size of American libraries, Harvard, Astorian, Library of Congress,
Boston Athenæum, 176
- their large number in the States, _ib._
- The Private Libraries of New York, by James Wynne, M.D., 177
- specimen of a New York interior, 182
- library of Chancellor Kent, 184 _et seq._
- of Mr Lorimer Graham, 186
- of Rev. Dr Magoon, 187 _et seq._
- of Mr Menzies, 189 _note_
- Harvard Library, 190
- Government and public libraries, 191
- privileged libraries and the Copyright Act, 193 _note_
- British Museum Library, 197 _et seq._
- Ambrosian Library at Milan, 198
- Laurentian Library at Florence, _ib._
- Bodleian Library, _ib._
- Memoirs of Libraries, by Edward Edwards, 199 _note_
- Durham College Library, nucleus of Trinity of Oxford, 203
- burning of Alexandrian Library, 211.

Licensing, abolition of, in England, 208.

Limiting number of impressions, 281 _et seq._

Literary forgeries, moral code of, 303 _et seq._

Long Parliament, proceedings of, 328 _et seq._

Lucullus, Magnus, of Grand Priory, 46 _et seq._

Lycanthropy, 279.


Magi, in their conflicts with saints, 401 _et seq._

Magliabecchi, the librarian, 229 _et seq._

Magoon, Rev. Dr, library of, 187 _et seq._

Maitland Club, 312.

Margaret, Queen of Scotland, as a saint, 355.

Meadow, Archdeacon, description of as a mighty book-hunter, 14
- at an auction, 15
- a portion of his collection sold, 17
- reputed to read his own books, 18
- his learning, 19.

Medici, library of the, 198 _et seq._

Men of the Time, printers' blunders in, 75.

Menzies, Mr, valuable American collection of, 189 _note_.

Metaphysics, origin of name, 127.

Monkbarns as a book-hunter, 165 _et seq._
- his description of Snuffy Davie's prowlings, 221 _et seq._


Nathalan, St, anecdote of, 395.

Newgate Calendar, interest of, 148.

New York, private libraries of, 177 _et seq._

Nomenclature, Greek, abuses and merits of, 2.

Noy, Attorney-General, and the Histrio-Mastix, 130.


Oelrichs, John Charles Conrad, rare work by, 207.

Old writers, their careful disclaiming of original ideas, 117.

Olio, Grose's, extract from, 54 _note_.

Onslow, Mr, and naming of members of Parliament, 131.

Owen's Parallelograms, the nature of, 13
- biographical notice of Owen in Men of the Time, 75 _et seq._

Oxford, Bishop of, biographical notice of, in Men of the Time, 75.


Palæographist, meaning of the name, 3.

Palimpsest, meaning of, 3.

Pamphlets, careful preservation of, enforced, 339.

Panel, meaning of, in England and in Scotland, 138.

Papaverius, Thomas, 32 _et seq._
- his unpunctuality, 33
- his costume, _ib. et seq._
- his eloquence, 35, 36
- on vagrancy, 38
- his irresponsibility in pecuniary matters, 39
- his charity, 41
- as a philosopher of human nature, 42
- as a book-hunter, _ib. et seq._
- as a borrower of books, 43 _et seq._
- his acute sensibility, 45.

Peignot, his Dictionnaire de Bibliologie, 127 _note_, 207
- his dictionary of condemned books, 208
- as a vagabond bibliographer, 239 _et seq._

Philobiblion of Richard of Bury, 199
- extract from, 220 _note_.

Photius, curious history of the Bibliotheca of, 236.

Picts, St Columba among the, 377.

Pinkerton, John, description of, 285.

Playbills, collection of, a phase of bibliomania, 64.

Poems and plays as relics of pure literature, 217 _et seq._

Popular authors objects of competition among publishers, 260 _et seq._

Preservation of literature, 205 _et seq._
- politics and religion, with reference to, 208
- wars and revolutions with reference to, 209
- books in the midst of fire, 210.

Pretenders, 161 _et seq._
- generally bargain-hunters, 162
- their devices, 163.

Printers' blunders serviceable to literature, 71 _et seq._
- laughable examples of, 72 _et seq._
- tragic results of, 75
- examples of, in Men of the Time, 76.

Printing press, private, an appalling form of bibliomania, 293
- possession of, by Sir Alexander Boswell, 294.

Professional dealer, the, 107.

Prowler different from auction-haunter, 88 _et seq._

Prynne and his Histrio-Mastix, 129 _et seq._

Publishers and good literature, 262.


Quaker collector of paintings, a, anecdote of, 103.

Queen Cadyow and St Kentigern, 394.


Rambles in search of sculptured stones, 411 _et seq._

Rarity, the comparative, of certain books, 170 _et seq._
- Americans and the rarity of books, 173 _et seq._
- rarity of works of early English printers, 218 _et seq._
- rarity increased by increased number of copies, 282.

Ratcliffe, Dr, a physician, 69 _note_.

Reading of books by book-hunters and possessors of libraries, 109
- impossible in certain cases, 110
- ought to be desultory, _ib. et seq._

"Reading with the fingers" a test of scholarship, 116.

Religion and politics in reference to the preservation of literature,
208.

Religious hypocrites, uncharitableness and intolerance of, 7
- their development into criminals, 8.

Reminiscences of a book-hunting life, 59 _et seq._

"Remnants," or broken books, 254.

Rent-paying in Scotland, 140 _note_.

Resuscitated literature, peculiar value of, 324
- objected to in hagiology, 359.

Richard of Bury, Bishop of Durham, as a private collector, 199 _et seq._
- as a benefactor of posterity, 200 _et seq._
- originator of Durham College Library, the nucleus of Trinity of
Oxford, 203
- on the treatment of manuscripts (quotation from the Philobiblion),
220 _note_.

Ritson, Joseph, opponent of John Pinkerton, 287 _et seq._
- his peculiarities, 288 _et seq._

Robespierre, draft of decree before, concerning the public libraries of
Paris, 209.

Romans as introducers of Christianity into Great Britain, 360, 379
- as slighters of history, 360 _et seq._

Rout upon Rout, by Felix Nixon, 57.

Roxburghe Club, 97, 265 _et seq._
- its origin, 268
- its dinner and toasts, 269
- its members, 270
- its "revels," 275
- Hazlewood's connection with, _ib._ and _note et seq._
- reprinting by, of ancient books, 278 _et seq._
- its first serious efforts, 279
- Dibdin as its master, 280
- under the care of the scholarly Botfield, 281
- its proffer of membership to Sir Walter Scott, 283 _et seq._

Roxburghe, Duke of, as a book-hunter, 90, 164
- origin of his bibliomania, 90 _et seq._

Roxburghe Library, sale of, 89 _et seq._
- scenes at the auction, 92 _et seq._
- Earl Spencer present, 93 _et seq._

Rubricists, book-hunters as, 63.

Rule, Gilbert, ghost-story concerning, 346 _et seq._

"Runic Knot," the, 409.


Saints, the early Northern, 352 _et seq._
- the making of, 353
- festival days of, 354 _et seq._
- Bollandus and his successors on saints, 355 _et seq._
- value in history of saint literature, 358 _et seq._
- vestiges of the peculiar characteristics of early Northern saints,
371 _et seq._
- their church architecture, 372
- saints of Irish origin innumerable, 375
- independent of Rome, 381
- mostly all obscure, _ib. et seq._
- as prophesiers of death, 383
- personal habits of, 389
- fishing and marine anecdotes of, 395 _et seq._

Scholars in relation to collectors, 115 _et seq._

School-books, rarity of old, 215 _et seq._

Schoolboy life, reminiscences of, conjured up by an advertisement, 157
_et seq._

Scotch Presbyterian Eloquence, a curious book, 240.

Scots Acts, brevity of, 146.

Scott, Sir Walter, as a book-club man, 283
- his admission to the Roxburghe Club, _ib. et seq._
- writing a song for the Bannatyne Club, 285
- his reprint of a trial for murder, 290 _et seq._
- imposed on by Robert Surtees, 300 _et seq._
- first idea of Waverley suggested to him by Surtees, 306.

Sculptured stones in Scotland, 405 _et seq._
- description of one, 406



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