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slightly wormed. Old red English mor. (289 x 209 mm.).

3. Early owners: Ollit of Downeham (1619?) and Nathanaell Wells; then

King George III; then (1829) BRITISH MUSEUM (King's) IB. 55046
C. 10. b. 6 (Proctor, p. 715, n. 9640). Nearly perf., wanting only first
blank and having d 8 in duplicate, d i being transposed. Old red mor.
with Royal arms (242 x 187 mm.).

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4. Belonged to Sears, whose library was bought by the New York bookseller

W. E. Benjamin ; obtained about 1896 from another New York bookseller,
George Richmond, by E. DwiGHT CHURCH. Nearly perf. (wanting
only blanks) and fine, though slightly wormed. Mor. by Bedford (286 x
203 mm.).

5. Probably from Sir Hans Sloane's coll., BRITISH MUSEUM IB. 55045, formerly

C. 21. d. 29. Nearly perf . (wanting first and last of the 3 blanks). Bound
in red mor. with ' Tullius de amicicia in Englysh ' ; printed by Rastell
(253 xi 79 mm.).

6. Early owners: William Parker, Baker; now ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, Cambridge.

Perf. (228 x 172 mm.).

7. Thomas Lord Fairfax, Baron of Cameron (died 1671), then J. Newcome, who

gave it in 1749 to ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, Cambridge. Perf. (257 x 187 mm.).

8. Bequeathed in 1799 by Anthony M. Storer to ETON COLLEGE. Perf. with

2 of the 3 blanks (wanting first blank) ; uncut (293 x 209 mm.).

9. Early owners: Billingworth Archer, Nicholas Leigh; now QUEEN'S COLLEGE,

Oxford (from the Tabarders library of the college). Nearly perf. , wanting
blanks, but scribbled over; old vellum wrapper (269 x 196 mm.).

10. Presented by George Lord Berkeley to SlON COLLEGE, London. Perf.

but much stained. MS. notes (280 x 178 mm.).

1 1 . Early owners : Thomas and John Culpeper, now the EARL OF PEMBROKE'S

coll. Perf. and fine, with first and last of the 3 blanks. Old red English
mor. (270 x 197 mm.).

12. The EARL OF MACCLESFIELD'S coll. Perf. (280 x 197 mm.).

13. Manchester, JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY n. 8656, from Earl Spencer's coll.

(* Bibl. Spenc.' IV, pp. 255-256, n. 850 ; bought before 1815). Nearly perf .,
without blanks, some ff. inlaid. Old russia (276 x 203 mm.).

14. Belonged to Quaritch (Cat. 355, 1884, p. 2114, n. 21841), then Locker-

Lampson coll. ('Rowfant Cat.,' p. 18); then in America, sold by Dodd,
Mead & Co. to William C. Van Antwerp ; his sale (March 1907, Cat.
p. 8, n. 25) to Quaritch ; now the EARL OF CARYSFORT'S coll. Imp. 4 ff.
(first f. in facs. ; and the 3 blanks). Brown stamped mor. by Bedford, in a
case (263 x 191 mm.).

This is doubtless the copy which belonged about 1870 to Ernest Beck and
was in a seventeenth-century binding.

15. Early owner: Edward Benese. Given in 1606 to William Burton by John

Price. Earl Spencer's duplicate sale (May 1800, Cat. p. 6, n. 163) to
Payne. Bought at Thomas Jolley's sale (June 1851, Cat. V, p. 54, n. 694)
by Pickering for the Paris BlBLlOTHEQUE NATIONALS Res. R. 79. Imp.
60 ff. (containing ' Old age ' only, and wanting in that all before b i and last
blank). Soiled. Blue mor. by Kalthoeber (266 x 200 mm.).

16. Early owner: Robert Mygchette 'bought in St. Paul's Churchyard, 12 Jan.

1564' ; then Bishop Moore, then (1715) CAMBRIDGE AB. 2. 41 (Sayle, I, p. 5,
n. 16). Imp. 2 f. (a i and 6 of ' Old age '). Old calf (279 x 203 mm.).

17. Early owners: Thomas Snell, Thomas Tanner; then Bishop Moore, then

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(1715) CAMBRIDGE AB. 4. 42. Imp. 12 ff. (leaves i, 12, 71 and 72 of ' Old
age ' and all a of ' Amicicia '). Old calf (286 x 211 mm.).

18. Early owner : Thomas Enybon ; then Bishop Moore, then (1715) CAMBRIDGE

AB. 2. 43. Imp. 10 ff. (leaves i and 12 and all d in ' Old age'). Old calf
(272 x 1 88 mm.).

19. YORK CATHEDRAL, Chapter library. Imp. 15 ff. (12 first and 3 others

(276 x 197 mm.).

20. The Duke of Roxburghe's sale (May 1812, Cat. p. 38, n. 1276) to the DUKE

OF DEVONSHIRE. Imp. u ff. (i, 2, a 2-6 in ' Old age ' ; e 5, e 6, f i, f 8
in ' Amicicia '). Stained. Few MS. notes. Blue mor., dentelle, with
Roxburghe arms (272 x 188 mm.). [Cf. n. 33-34.]

21. Amos Strettell's sale (February 1820, Cat. p. 29, n. 826) to Thomas Jolley ;

his sale (June 1844, Cat. Ill, p. 124, n. 1632) to Thorpe ; then Rev. Thomas
Corser's sale (July 1868, Cat. I, p. 44, n. 467) to Quaritch; then Lord
Amherst of Hackney's coll. (de Ricci, Cat. p. 39, n. 118 ; sale cat. pp. 47-
48, n. 229). Bought in December 1908 by J. PIERPONT MORGAN. 'Old
age' only. Nearly perf. (wanting the first and seventy-second blanks, but
with the blank at a 6). Very fine. Olive mor., lined with olive mor. (277
x 180 mm.).

22. The Earl of Oxford (' Bibl. Harleiana' III, p. 246, n. 3626 and V, p. 80,

n. 1668), then (1743) Osborne ; now the EARL OF DYSART'S coll. 25 ff.
only (of 'Amicicia': a 1-6, b 1-8, c 1-7 and d 1-8). Stained. Old red
mor. (286 x 203 mm.).

23. Early owner : Fra. Laxton. Now EARL FITZWILLIAM'S coll. Imp. 6 ff.

(the six first). Original binding of pasteboard and brown stamped leather
(270 x 203 mm.).

24. The EARL OF KIMBERLEY'S coll. Imp. '

25. Richard Bennett's coll. (Cat. p. 14, n. 183) ; now J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S coll.

(Cat. Ill, pp. 169-170, n. 682). Imp., containing apparently ' Amicicia '
(except d 1-4 ; c 2-8 being defective) and ' Declamacyon ' perfect.
[Probably made up from n. 39 and 40.]

26. J. R. Reeve's sale (i August 1884, Cat. p. 17, n. 204) to Emerson (bought

in); resold at Sotheby's (26 May 1904, Cat. p. 63, n. 806) to Quaritch;
now J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S coll. (Cat. Ill, p. 170, n. 683). 'Amicicia'
only (28 ff.) some margins scribbled, four words erased. Old half red mor.
(270 x 197 mm.).

Present owner untraced.

27. Dr. Bernard's sale (October 1698, Cat. Ill, p. 36, n. 105).

38. Thomas Rawlinson's sale (1727, Cat. IX, p. 55). Doubtless fine.

29. Thomas Rawlinson's sale (1727, Cat. X, p. 25). Probably Imp.

30. Belonged in 1749 to Sir Peter Thompson.

31. Belonged in 1749 to William Jones.

32. William Fletewode's sale (December 1774, Cat. p. 65, n. 1173) to Payne.

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33- John Ratcliffe's sale (March 1776, Cat. p. 51, n. 1018) to Thane for
Thomas Allen ; his sale (June 1795, Cat. p. 16, n. 302) to Nicol. Imp. 7 ff.
Blue mor., gilt dentelle, in a case. [Same as n. 20 ?]

34. John Ratcliffe's sale (March 1776, Cat. p. 73, n. 1428) to Willett; this is

doubtless the copy in blue mor., dentelle, in a case, sold at T. Allen's sale
(June 1795, Cat. p. 85, n. 1566) to Elmsley. Cf. n. 36.

35. James West's sale (March 1773, Cat. p. 64, n. 1150) to G. Mason; his sale

(April 1799, Cat. IV, p. 25, n. 330) to Payne. Mor., g. e.

36. Spencer duplicate sale (May 1800, Cat. p. 5, n. 162) to Ewen.

37. British Museum duplicate sale (May 1818, Cat. p. 27, n. 577) to Lepard.

38. Michael Wodhull's sale (January 1886, Cat. p. 58, n. 730). Perf. but

slightly wormed. Old russia by Mrs. Weir.

39. Belonged about 1730 to Lord Chancellor Hardwicke ; then Lord Hardwicke's

sale (29 June 1888, Cat. p. 15, n. 1 16) to Quaritch. 16 ff. only, of ' Amicicia '
(2 being damaged) and a fragment of ' Old age '. Bound in old calf with
8 1 ff. of Myrrour I. (280 x 191 mm.) [Cf. n. 25.]

40. Added to the Crowninshield sale at Puttick's (12 July 1860, Cat. p. 152,

n. 1867) to Minton ; then the Earl of Ashburnham ; his sale (June 1897,
Cat. I, p. 106, n. 989) to Pickering (for R. Bennett?). ' Declamacyon '
only, perf. (20 ff. : d 5~f 8). Unbound. [Doubtless part of n. 25.]

Fragments.

41. YORK CATHEDRAL, Chapter library. 7ff. of 'Declamacyon', on poor

paper (267 x 172 mm.).

42. St. Albans, King Edward VI Grammar School, then (1874) BRITISH

MUSEUM, C. 40. 1. i, 8 ff. ('Old age/ i. 3-4; 'Amicicia,' c. 1-2, 7-8;
d i and 8) all damaged from the binding of a ' Boecius '. Red mor. (286 x
202 mm.).

43. A single f. of ' Amicicia ' in Sir John Fenn's album, formerly belonging to

B. Quaritch (Cat. 237, 1905, p. 97, n. 1056) ; then in W. C. Van Antwerp's
sale (March 1907, Cat. p. 24, n. 102), then Tregaskis.



32. COMMEMORATIO. Commemoracio lamentacionis sine com-

passionis beate Marie. Quarto. (34 ff. : a-c 8 d 10 . 24 lines.)
Type 5 only. Printed about 1487.

Blades, second edition, pp. 329-330, n. 78; Copinger, II, p. 186,

n. 1712.

Copy known.

i. Bought in a small sale at Ghent, in 1854 or 1855 and presented by
F. Vanderhaeghen to the University library at GHENT (Re's. 223 3 ).
Identified by Campbell. Perf. Stamped and blind-tooled pigskin by
Duquesne (i8ox 126 mm.).

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33 CORD I ALE. Cordyale, or Four last thinges, translated from the
French by Earl Rivers. Folio. (78 ff., the first and last f. blank :
a-i 8 k 6 . 28 or 29 lines. 194 x 127 mm.)

Type 2* and 3. Printed 24 March 1479.

Blades, pp. 71-74, n. 26 (cf. p. 256) and second edition, pp. 216-218,
n. 26; Hain, II, p. 199, n. 5714; Copinger, I, p. 178; Ames,
pp. 13-15; Ames-Herbert, I, pp. 18-21; Ames-Dibdin, I,

PP- 77-83, " 9-

Copies known.

1. W. FJetewode's sale (December 1774, Cat p. 70, n. 1257) to Stanesby

Alchorne, then Payne, then Johnes of Hafod, then Earl Spencer, then
Alchorne sale (May 1813, Cat p. 18, n. 167) to Nicol for King George III,
then (1829) BRITISH MUSEUM (King's) IB. 55022 = C. n. c. 2 (Proctor,
p. 715, n. 9631). Nearly perf., with last blank but without the first ; the
first 8 ff. mended, with small portions in facsimile by Whittaker. Russia,
with Royal arms (284 x 200 mm.).

2. Bishop Moore, then (1715) CAMBRIDGE AB. 10. 54. 3 (Sayle, I, p. 4, n. 12).

Perf. with blanks. Bound after 'Mirrour of the World' (L. Andrewes) and
' Jason ' (G. Leeu 1492). Half calf (252 x 176 mm.).

3. The Earl of Oxford (' Bibl. Harleiana' V, p. 85, n. 1767), then (1743)

Osborne, then James West's sale (March 1773, Cat. P- II 4, n - l8 73) to
Dr. Hunter, then (1783) Glasgow, HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Bv. 2. 21.
Nearly perf. wanting both blanks, but stained and scribbled over. Two
corners mended. Old red Harleian mor. (260 x 187 mm.).

4. Manchester, JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY (n. 15384) ; from Earl Spencer's coll.

who had it before 1815 ('Bibl. Spenc.' IV, pp. 225-227, n. 844). Nearly
perf. (without blanks). Brown russia, by C. Hering (289 x 209 mm.).

5. The Earl of Oxford ('Bibl. Harleiana' HI, p. 121, n. 1544), then (1743)

Osborne (Cat. 1748, n. 950), then Joseph Brereton (?) ; now the EARL OF
DYS ART'S coll. Perf. but stained and decayed at end. Old red mor.,
gilt (254 x 187 mm.).
I suspect that either 3 or 5 is not the Harleian copy.

6. J.-B. Inglis's first sale (June 1826, Cat. p. 41, n. 601) to Thorpe (Cat. 1826,

n. 109 and 1827, II, p. 48, n. 3858) ; then Bohn's Cat. 1834, then W. Knight's
sale (August 1847, Cat. p. 79, n. 888) to Thorpe for W. H. Miller, now
CHRISTIE-MILLER coll. at Britwell. Perf. but last 5 ff. mounted. Brown
mor. by C. Lewis (293 x 203 mm.). This is probably the copy bought by
Bohn in 1832 at Dr. Valpy's sale.

7. The Earl of Ashburnham's sale (June 1897, Cat. I, p. 127, n. 1187) to

Pickering for Richard Bennett (Cat p. 15, n. 198) ; now J. PlERPONT
MORGAN'S coll. (Cat. Ill, p. 167, n. 677). Was imp. 8 ff. (all c) but these

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were added by Bennett from the M. Johnson copy. Uncut, last f. wormed.
Original binding, oak boards and stamped leather (293 x 215 mm.).
On the two fly-leaves at the end is an old English ballad by D unbar.

8. Belonged in August 1626 to Tho. Le. . . . , then to M. William Rowe ;

bequeathed about 1846 by baron Westreenen de Tiellandt to the MUSEUM
MEERMANNO-WESTREENIANUM at the Hague. Imp. 3 ff. (2-3 in facs.,
and final blank), ff. 4-8 mounted. Washed. English binding, russia
about 1810 (268 x 195 mm.).

9. JOHN E. T. LOVEDAY'S coll. (Caxton exhibition 44). Condition unknown.

10. BODLEIAN LIBRARY Auct. QQ. sup. I. 15. Imp. 3 ff. (73 and both blanks)

decayed, stained and wormed. Old calf (276 x 193 mm.).

Present owner untraced.

11. John Towneley's sale (June 1814, Cat. p. 20, n. 433) to Longman. Mor.

12. Offered by Payne and Foss, Cat. 194 (1819) n. 5763.

13. Early owners : Bridgett Edwardes and Richard Harrys. Maurice Johnson's

sale (21 March 1898, Cat. p. 95, n. 1010) to Pickering for R. Bennett.
Perf. but first 7 ff. discoloured and wormed. Was almost ruined in the
fire at Riviere's workshop. Wants now quire c added to n. 7. Orig.
binding (293 X 213 mm.).

14. Bought in 1851, at Macclesfield, by Thomas Bateman. His sale (May 1893,

Cat. p. 40, n. 580) to Tregaskis. Imp. 44 ff. (in all 34 ff.) and cropped
(219 x 149 mm.).



34. DEATHBED PRAYERS. A folio broadside. (41 lines. 209 x
127 mm.)

Type 3 and 4*. Printed about 1483.

Blades, pp. 156-157, n. 54 and second edition, pp. 285-286, n. 57;
Copinger, III, p. 27, n. 4838.

Copy known.

i. Manchester, JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, from Earl Spencer's coll. Discovered
by Blades bound after the table of the ' Pylgremage of the Sowle ' instead
of leaf 5 (the West-Ratcliffe and White-Knights copy, vide infra) (286 x
203 mm.).



35. DESCRIPTION OF BRITAIN. Discripcion of Britayne.
Folio. (30 ff., the last blank : a-c 8 d 6 . 40 lines. 192x1 22 mm.)
Type 4 only. Printed 18 August 1480.

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Blades, pp. 112-113, n. 40 (cf. p. 257) and second edition, p. 249,
n. 40; Hain, II, pp. 106-107, n. 5000 (2); Copinger, I, p. 156;
Ames, pp. 20-21; Ames-Herbert, I, p. 27; Ames-Dibdin, I,
pp. 85-100, n. 12.

Copies known.

j. Offered in Baynes's Cat. 1826. Now (same copy?) BODLEIAN LIBRARY
S. Seld. d. 4. (2) (not from Selden's coll.). Perf. with blank. Bound
after ' Cronicles I '. Orig. binding (287 x 208 mm.).

2. LAMBETH, Archiepiscopal library. Perf. with blank. Bound before

' Cronicles I ' (273 x 191 mm.).

3. Manchester, JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY n. 17316, from Earl Spencer's coll.

who bought it before 1815 (' Bibl. Spenc.' IV, pp. 228-229, n. 845).
Nearly perf. without blank ; bound in russia leather after ' Cronicles II '
(268 x 189 mm.).

4. J. Roberta's sale (March 1815, Cat. p. 21, n. 637) to John Milner; his sale

(May 1829, Cat. p. 38, n. 802) to Evans; then (same copy?) W. Simonds
Higgs's sale (April 1830, Cat. p. n, n. 205) to Payne; the Duke of Buccleuch's
sale (March 1889, Cat. p. 29, n. 603) to Quaritch; then Richard Bennett
(Cat. p. 12, n. 159); now J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S coll. (Cat. Ill, p. 167,
n. 678). Made perf., with several inlaid leaves from a shorter copy, other
ff. mended ; purple mor., with Buccleuch arms (292 x 207 mm.).

5. Added to E. A. Crowninshield's sale at Puttick and Simpson (14 July 1860,

Cat. pp. 36-37, n. 478) to Minton ; then the Earl of Ashburnham ; his sale
(June 1897, Cat. I, p. 106, n. 988) to Pickering; then Richard Bennett
(Cat p. u, n. 153); now J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S coll. (Cat. Ill, p. 167,
n. 679). Imp. 7 ff. (1-3 and 6-8 in facsimile reprint ; wanting also blank).
Bound after * Cronicles II ', in modern brown mor. (255 x 192 mm.).

6. The MARQUESS OF LOTHIAN'S coll. Nearly perf. wanting the blank. Bound

after ' Cronicles I ' (241 X 143 mm.).

7. John Towneley's sale (June 1814, Cat p. 25, n. 539) to Nicol for King

George III; then (1829) BRITISH MUSEUM (King's) IB. 55028 = C. 10.

b. 24 (Proctor, p. 715, n. 9634). Imp. i f. (8), other ff. damaged, f. i

mounted and inserted backwards. Old russia, with Royal arms (242 x
179 mm.).

8. Early owner : N. Johnson ; now CAMBRIDGE AB. 10. 32. i (Sayle, I, p. 5,

n. 14). Imp. 2 ff. (i and 30). Bound before ' Cronicles I '. Old calf (270 x
195 mm.).

9. Bought in 1853 by the BODLEIAN LIBRARY Auct QQ. sup. I. 23. (2).

Imp. 3 ff. (first a and final blank), 4 other ff. mounted. Bound in blue
mor. after ' Cronicles I ' (259 X 190 mm.).

10. Bequeathed (1834) by Francis Douce to the BODLEIAN LIBRARY Douce
145. Imp. 10 ff. (1-7, u, 17, 30 a blank), but n was bound by error in

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a Bodleian copy of the ' Polycronicon ' (taken out in 1884 and restored in
its right place) (342 x 188 mm.).

11. Bequeathed in 1745 by Nathaniel Crynes to ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, Oxford.

Imp. i f. (24). Bound before ' Cronicles I ' (251 x 191 mm.).

12. W. Hunter, then (1783) Glasgow, HUNTERIAN MUSEUM Bv. 2. 31. Imp.

3 ff. (first 2 and last blank) and portions of others. Half bound before
' Cronicles I ' in old boards (242 x 178 mm.).

13. J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S coll. (not in Cat). Imp. 3 ff. (D i, 5, 6). Misbound

with ' Cronicles I '.

Present owner untraced.

14. Rev. . Wilkinson's sale (3 April 1797, Cat. p. 13, n. 352) to Bingham (then

Alchorne ?). Was bound in russia after ' Cronicles I ', and wanted last f.

15. Bequeathed by Dean Honeywood to the Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral ;

sold in i8n(?) to Dibdin (' Lincolne nosegay', p. 5). Bound with
' Cronicles ' I or II.

16. J. Cholmondeley's sale (June 1827, Cat. p. 20, n. 562). Imp., bound with

' Cronicles '.

17. Belonged in 1863 to C. H. H. Sotheby. Perf. with blank, slightly stained.

Bound before ' Cronicles' I or II (267 x 194 mm.).

Fragments.

1 8. St. Albans, King Edward VI Grammar School; then (1874) BRITISH

MUSEUM IB. 55029, formerly C. 40. 1. i. 8 ff. only (ff. 9-16) all damaged,
from the binding of a ' Boecius '. Red mor. (283 x 205 mm.).



36. DICTES. The Dictesor Sayengis of the philosophres, translated
from the French of Guillaume de Tignonville by Earl Rivers.
First edition. Folio. 78 ff. (i, 77, 78 blanks : a-i 8 k 6 . 29 lines.
195x125 mm.)

Type 2 only. Printed 1477.

Blades, pp. 36-41, n. 10 (cf. p. 260) and second edition, pp. 188-191,
n. 8; Hain, II, pp. 269-270, n. 6284; Copinger, I, p. 195;
Ames, pp. 8-12; Ames-Herbert, I, pp. 13-17; Ames-Dibdin, I,

PP- 59-72, n. 7.

Copies known.

i. The Earl of Oxford (' Bibl. Harleiana ' III, p. 267, n. 4047 and V, p. 81,
n. 1697); then (1743) Osborne ; then John Ratcliffe's sale (March 1776,
Cat. p. 61, n. 1217) to Ralph Willett; his sale (December 1813, Cat. p. 29,

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n. 754) to Earl Spencer ('Bibl. Spenc.' IV, pp. 210-317, n. 841); now
Manchester, JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY n. 3478. Nearly perf. (without
the blanks). Formerly in red mor., now in green mor. by Roger Payne
(253x184 mm.).

2. The Duke of Buccleuch's sale (March 1889, Cat. p. 27, n. 563) to Quaritch

for the EARL OF CARYSFORT. Nearly perf., wanting the three blanks.
A few ff. mended. Was in olive mor. by C. Lewis; rebound in 1894 by
Leighton (293 x 203 mm.). Cf. n. zo.

3. The Earl of Ashburnham's sale (June 1897, Cat. I, p. 145, n. 1384) to

Quaritch (Cat. 175, 1897, pp. 269-270, n. 555); then Richard Bennett's
coll. (not in Cat.) ; now J. PIERPONT MORGAN'S coll. (Cat. Ill, pp. 165-166,
n. 673). Nearly perf. (wanting the 3 blanks), 3 ff. defective in the
centre, 8 last ff. wormed. A few MS. notes. Russia by Hering (281 x
195 mm.).

4. Sir John Sebright's sale (April 1807, Cat. p. 32, n. 792) ; then John

Dent's sale (March 1827, Cat. I, p. 49, n. 838) to Arch for W. H. Miller,
now CHRISTIE-MILLER coll. at Britwell. Nearly perf., with first blank
(wanting the 2 last blanks). Brown mor. by C. Lewis (293 x 213 mm.).

5. TRINITY COLLEGE, Cambridge. Nearly perf. (wanting blanks?) (280 x

209 mm.).

6. Early owner: Thomas Cardyffe. Sold before 1859 by Maskell to the

BRITISH MUSEUM IB. 55005, formerly C. 21. d. 13 (Proctor, p. 714,
n. 9622). Wanted 6 ff., 3 being blanks ; completed with 3 ff. from n. 7,
but still wants the blanks. Stained, mended and scribbled over. Red
mor. (234 x 163 mm.).

7. Early owners: Reginald Hughes and Edward Leight. Then C. W. Los-

combe's sale (June 1854, Cat. p. 74, n. 1130, then in olive mor., g. e.) to
Stevens, who sold it in 1856 to the BRITISH MUSEUM IB. 55004, formerly
C. 21. d. 14. Since then 3 ff. from it were added to n. 6. Now imp. 8 ff.
(1-2, 24, 31, 75-78). Stained, mounted. Russia (222 x 157 mm.).

8. Early owner: Thomas Bowyer; then Bishop Moore, then (1715) CAMBRIDGE

AB. 9. 41 (Sayle, I, p. 3, n. i). Imp. 3 ff., 2 being blanks (2, 77~7 8 )-
Soiled and scribbled over. Old calf (273 x 191 mm.).

9. The Earl of Oxford (' Bibl. Harleiana' III, pp. 134-125, n. 1558); then (1743)

Osborne ; then Bryan Fairfax (Cat. p. 59, n. 2025) ; sold in 1756 to Francis
Child ; then the Earl of Jersey; his sale (May 1885, Cat. p. 41, n. 591) to
Quaritch, for Lord Amherst of Hackney (de Ricci, Cat. p. 37, n. 114; sale
cat. p. 38, n. 179). Bought in December 1908 by J. PIERPONT MORGAN.
Imp. 5 ff. (i, 75-78) but fine (i f. mended, 2 margins torn). Bound in old
brown calf before ' Morale prouerbes ' (276 x 200 mm.).

10. David Laing's sale (June 1856, Cat. p. 19, n. 279) to Lilly for H. Huth
(Cat. V, p. 1664) ; now A. H. HUTH'S coll. Ff. 8 and 65 having been added
from n. 13, it now wants 4 ff. (74 and the 3 blanks: i, 77, 78). Fine.
Russia by C. Lewis (283 x 206 mm.).

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Present owner untraced.

11. Bequeathed by Dean Honeywood to the Chapter of Lincoln Cathedral ; sold

in 1811 (?) to Dibdin ('Lincolne nosegay', p. 5).

12. C. S. Portal's sale (April 1816, Cat. p. 49, n. 1267) to W .... Russia.

13. Comte de MacCarthy's sale (Paris, January 1817, Cat. I, p. 553, n. 3652);

John Broadley's sale (July 1832, Cat. p. 18, n. 324) to Thorpe for Richard
Heber; his sale (April 1834, Cat. I, p. 120, n. 2328) to J. Bohn (?),
James Bohn's Cat. 1840, n. 6613 (this copy?) ; Rev. Ph. Bliss's sale (June
1858, Cat. I, p. 105, n. 1496) to Boone, for Rev. T. Corser ; his sale (July
1868, Cat. I, p. 43, n. 466) to Ellis (Cat. n. 216); then Rev. C. H. Crauford ;
sold by Quaritch (Cat. 1876, n. 50) to W. A. T. Amherst, who returned it
to Quaritch about 1898. Ff. 7 and 64 were taken from it about the year
1870. Now imp. 8 ff. including the blanks (i, 8, 65, 74-78). Green mor.
(by Derome?) (254 x 178 mm.).

The following copies may be first, second, or third edition.

14. Dr. Bernard's sale (October 1698, Cat. Ill, p. 36, n. 87).

15. Thomas Rawlinson's sale (1726, Cat. VIII, p. 107). ' Very fair '.

1 6. Thomas Hearne's sale (February 1736, Cat. p. 33, n. 1001).

17. Belonged in 1749 to Sir Peter Thompson.

18. Dr. Charles Chauncy's sale (April 1790, Cat. p. 61, n. 1675).

19. Sir William Betham's sale (1854) to Bumstead. Imp. 3 ff. (i. e. 6 ff. including

the blanks), the first and two last ff. in MS. (wanting 1-2, 75-78). Cf. n. 6.

The following copy may be either first or second edition.

20. George Hibbert's sale (May 1829, Cat. p. 143, n. 2510) to Pickering, for

P. A. Hanrott; his sale (July 1833, Cat. I, p. 137, n. 2322) to H. Bohn.
Olive mor. by C. Lewis. Cf. n. 2.



37. DICTES. The Dictes or Sayengis of the philosophres. First
edition, second issue, with a colophon added. Folio. Same
collation.

Type 2 only. Printed 1477.

Copy known.

i. Dr. Farmer, then Earl Spencer's coll. (' Bibl. Spenc.' IV, p. 218, n. 842) ; now
Manchester, JOHN RYLANDS LIBRARY, n. 15542. Nearly perf. (without
initial blank, but with one final blank) ; half of f. 2 torn away. Russia
leather (290 x 205 mm.). In this copy was inserted after the ' Prologue '
Caxton's handbill (now taken out).

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38. DICTES. The Dictes or sayengis of the philosophres. Second
edition. Folio. (78 ff., the first and 2 last blank : a-i 8 k 6 . 29 lines.
195 x 125 mm.)
Type 2* only. Printed about 1479.

Blades, pp. 77-78, n. 28 and second edition, pp. 221-222, n. 28;
Ames-Dibdin, I, pp. 71-72.

Copies known.

1. James West's sale (March 1773, Cat. p. 131, n. 2288) to Nicol for King

George III, then (1829) BRITISH MUSEUM (King's) IB. 55031 = C. 10. b. 2
(Proctor, p. 715, n. 9635). Nearly perf., wanting blank, but scribbled over.
Old red mor. with Royal arms (363 x 178 mm.).

2. TRINITY COLLEGE, Dublin A. 4. 2 (Abbott, Cat. p. 65, n. 195). Perf.

(276 x 197 mm.).

3. The Earl of Oxford ('Bibl. Harleiana' III, p. 267, n. 4046); then (1743)

Osborne ; then F. W. von Duve, who bequeathed it in 1782 to the University
Library, GoETTINGEN. Modern binding (260 x 197 mm.).

4. Early owner: Thomas Burns. Now the DUKE OF DEVONSHIRE'S coll.

Imp. 2 ff. (i and 8) ; uncut, but soiled and scribbled over. Purple mor.
(294 x 209 mm.). This is doubtless the copy bought by Ridgway (one of
the Duke of Devonshire's booksellers) at John Towneley's sale (June 1814,
Cat. p. 25, n. 541) ; then in mor.

Present owner untraced.

5. John Lloyd's sale (January 1816, Cat. n. 1513) to Triphook. Imp.

Fragments.

6. St. Albans, King Edward VI Grammar School, sold in 1874 to the BRITISH

MUSEUM IB. 55032, formerly C. 40. 1. i. 4ff. only (a 2, 6; d i, 8), all
damaged ; from the binding of a ' Boecius '. Red mor. (284 x 193 mm.).



39. DICTES. The Dictes or sayengis of the philosophres. Third
edition. Folio. (70 ff., the last blank : 2 ff. no sig., A-G 8 H-I 6 .
31 lines, occasionally 30 and 32. 186x119 mm.)

Type 6 only. Printed about 1489 (with the date 1477).

Blades, pp. 226-228, n. 83 and second edition, pp. 348-349, n. 89 ;
Hain, II, p. 270, n. 6285 ; Copinger, I, p. 195; Ames-Dibdin, I,
pp. 71-72.

Copies known.

i. Given by Thomas Baker, socius ejectus> to ST. JOHN'S COLLEGE, Cambridge.


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