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THE LIBRARY

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CHARLES TEMPLETON CROCKER




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1918



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A BECKETT (GILBERT ABBOTT). Autograph
Contract between A Beckett and Francis Davidge
covering the production of A Beckett 's opera
1 ' Little Red Biding Hood. ' ' 12 June, 1842. Auto-
graphed in three places: G. A. A Beckett, Fr.
Davidge; John Nash (witness).

Folio.

A BECKETT (GILBERT ABBOTT). The Comic
Blackstone.

See Cruikshank Illustrations.

ACHE (CARAN D'). Album Caran d'Ache.
First, Second and Third Series: Bric-a-brac Al-
bum. C 'est a Prendre ou a Laisser Album. Paris,
n. d.

4to, half crimson morocco.

Numerous illustrations.

ADDISON (JOSEPH) AND STEELE (SiR RICH-
ARD). The Spectator. Complete set of the 555
original numbers, as issued, from Thursday,
March 1st, 1711, to Saturday, Dec. 6th, 1712.

Folio, one volume, sprinkled calf, gilt, by R. de
Coverley.

This contains all the numbers published of the original Spectator,
but several numbers of another periodical under the same name,



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with which neither Addison nor Steele had had anything to do,
were afterwards printed. This series contains the last number of
the original, in which Steele closes the publication, and has also
Nos. 613 and 618 of "Vol. VIII" of the Pseudo Spectator, issued
by the same publishers.

This was Frederick Locker's copy, from the Rowfant Library.
Three interesting letters from Austin Dobson, with reference to
the completion of the numbers for Locker, are inserted.

Some of the later numbers have the original revenue stamp. The
volume has a specially printed title : ' ' A Compleat Sett of the ' Spec-
tators,' by Richard Steele, Esq." In addition to the papers on
Sir Roger de Coverley (by Addison and Steele) the first appear-
ance of Pope's "The Messiah" is in No. 338. Pope also contrib-
uted Nos. 404 and 408 and a short paper in 527.



ALDINE PRESS. DANTE. Le Terze Rime
di Dante. (Lo 'Nferno e'l Purgatorio e'l Para-
diso di Dante Aligheri). [Colophon] Venetiis
Aedib. Aldi. Accuratissime Men. Aug. MDII.

24mo, full crushed levant morocco, edges
marbled under the gilt by Trautz-Bauzonnet.

The first Aldine Edition. Very rare, issued before the famous
anchor had been adopted. This copy measures six and a quarter
by three and seven-eighths inches, and is immaculate throughout.
It is printed in the famous Aldine or Italic type, which was first
used in the Virgil, one year earlier. The type is said to have been
cut by Francesco da Bologna, better known as Francia.



AINS WORTH (WILLIAM HARRISON). Wind-
sor Castle.

See Cruikshank Illustrations.

ALLIBONE (S. A.). Critical Dictionary of
English Literature and British and American
Authors, Living and Deceased, from the Earliest



CHARLES TEMPLETON CROCKER

Accounts to the Latter Half of the XIX Century.
With Supplement by J. F. Kirk. Philadelphia,
1897.

4to, five volumes, half brown morocco, gilt top,
uncut.

AMES (RICHARD). Fatal Friendship: or, The
Drunkard's Misery, being a Satyr against Hard
Drinking. London, 1693.

4to, half roan.

The McKee copy, with bookplate engraved by French.

ANSTEY (CHRISTOPHER). The New Bath
Guide, etc.

See Cruikshank Illustrations.

ARISTOTLE. Aristotelis Ethicorum Nico-
macheomm: Codicum MSS. Collatione recogniti
& notis illustrati a G. Wilkinson. Oxonii, 1715.

8v o, full crimson crushed levant morocco.

Large paper copy. Frontispiece.

ARNOLD (MATTHEW). Alaric at Rome, A
Prize Poem. Recited in Rugby School. June
XII, MDCCCXL. Rugby: Combe and Crossley,
MDCCCXL.

8v o, original pink wrappers, uncut.

The First Edition of Arnold's first poem, and one of the rarest
of nineteenth century books, of which but few copies are
known. Only one other copy has previously appeared in the auc-
tion rooms of this country. Twelve years ago it was quite un-
known. Six copies in all have been brought to light.

Arnold was but eighteen years of age when he won the scholar-
ship at Kugby with this poem.



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ARNOLD (MATTHEW). Cromwell: a Prize
Poem, Recited in the Theatre, Oxford, June 28th,
1843. Oxford, J. Vincent, 1843.

Small 8vo, full crushed levant morocco, with gold
monogram on sides, gold paper doublure and fly,
gilt top, uncut, and original wrappers bound in,
by Maclehose.

The First Edition of Arnold's second book.

ARNOLD (MATTHEW). England and the
Italian Question. London: Longman 1859.

8vo, full crushed levant morocco extra, gilt top,
uncut.

The First Edition. On the fly-leaf Arnold has written : ' ' With
the Author's Compliments. J. Buckland. Gaymore Cottage."

BAKST (LEON). The Decorative Art of Leon
Bakst. Appreciation by Arsene Alexandre. Notes
on the Ballets by Jean Cocteau. Translated from
the French by Harry Melvill. London: The Fine
Art Society, 1913.

Folio, half vellum.

Portrait and seventy-seven plates.

BALZAC (HONORE DE). Les Contes Drola-
tiques. [Paris, 1875.]

12mo, gilt top, uncut, original paper covers
bound in.

The Eighth Edition. Containing four hundred and twenty-five
drawings by Gustave Dore.



CHARLES TEMPLETON CROCKER

BALZAC (HONORE DE). (Euvres Illustrees
de: Edition Caiman Levy. Paris, n. d.

8vo, twenty volumes, three-quarters dark green
morocco, gilt top, uncut.

BARING-GOULD (SABINE). The Book of
Were- Wolves, Being an Account of a Terrible
Superstition. London, 1865.

12mo, original pictorial cloth, uncut.

The First Edition. Frontispiece.

This gives a long account of the Marechal de Eetz, the supposed
original of our * ' Bluebeard. ' ' The book is a monograph on a
peculiar form of popular superstition prevalent among all nations
and in all ages.

BARING-GOULD (SABINE). Nero. London:
Arthur L. Humphreys, 1907.
12mo, original wrappers, uncut.

The Boyal Library Belles Lettres Series.

BASILE (GIOVANNI BATTISTA). II Pentame-
rone ; or The Tale of Tales. Being a translation
by the late Sir Richard Burton, ... of II Pentame-
rone; Overo lo Cunto de li Cunte, Trattenemiento
de li Peccerille, of Giovanni Battista Basile, Count
of Torone (Gian Allessio Abbattutis). . . London:
Henry and Co., . . 1893.

8vo, two volumes, 'black cloth as issued, uncut.

BEARDSLEY (AUBEEY). A Book of Fifty
Drawings. With an Iconography by Aymer Val-
lance. London, 1897.

4to, decorated vellum, gilt top, uncut.

One of fifty copies printed on Japanese vellum.

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BEARDSLEY (AUBREY). A Second Book of
Fifty Drawings. London, 1899.
4to, decorated vellum, gilt top, uncut.

One of fifty copies on Japanese vellum. Portrait.

BEAUMONT (FRANCIS) AND FLETCHER
(JOHN). Comedies / and / Tragedies / Written
by Francis Beavmont And lohn Fletcher, Gentle-
men. / Never printed before, / And now pub-
lifhed by the Authours / Originall Copies. / Si
quid habent veri Vatum praef agia, vivam. /

London, / Printed for Humphrey Robinfon, at
the three Pidgeons, and for / Humphrey Mofeley
at the Princes Annes in St. Pauls / Churchyard.
1647.

Folio, full crushed levant morocco, gilt edges,
by Riviere.

The First Edition, with portrait by William Marshall. This is
the first collected edition, and the volume does not contain the
"Wild Goose Chase," which was sometimes Included in the work.
There is a brilliant impression of the portrait of Fletcher engraved
by Marshall, in the very first state of the plate; the name of Sir
John Birkenhead being printed large beneath the nine lines of
verse written by him, and the words "vates duplex" in small
letters.

This edition appears to have been due to the enterprise of
Moseley, and nothing which throws light upon the history of
printing at this time is more interesting than the Postscript added
at the end of the Commendatory Verses. The volume is dedicated
to the Earl of Pembroke, to whom also was dedicated the First
Folio Edition of Shakespeare : and in the dedication to the present
volume is an interesting mention of this incident in which the
great bard is termed "Sweet Swan of Avon Shakespeare."

BECKFORD (WILLIAM). An Arabian Tale.
(Vathek.) From an Unpublished Manuscript:



CHARLES TEMPLETON CROCKER

With Notes Critical and Explanatory. Printed
for J. Johnson, in St. Paul's Church- Yard, and
Entered at the Stationer's Hall. 1786.

8v o, brown boards, with leather back and ends,
yellow edges.

The First Edition. Large Paper, and so excessively rare, that
the Beekford Library (when dispersed) only contained a small
paper copy.

This was Robert Southey's copy, with his bookplate. In his
handwriting, on the inside cover, is written "Robert Southey.
Jany. 3, 1811." On the title-page he has written "by W. Beck-
ford of Fonthill," also "by Mr. Henley." Beekford wrote this
book in French, at one sitting, when only twenty-two years old.



BEHN (APHRA). The Plays, Histories, and
Novels, of the Ingenious Mrs. Aphra Behn. With
Life and Memoirs. Complete in six volumes.
London, John Pearson. 1871.

8vo, full tree calf, gilt top, uncut.



BERANGER (PIERRE JEAN DE). Chanson
Morales et Autres. Avec Gravures et Musique.
Paris, 1816.

18mo, full crimson crushed levant morocco, gilt
edges, by Caprin.

The First Edition.

BERNATH (DESIRE DE). Cleopatra: Her Life
and Reign. London : Arthur L. Humphreys. 1908.
8vo, half blue morocco, gilt top, uncut.

The Royal Library Historical Series.

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BEERY (MARY). Extracts from the Journals
and Correspondence of Miss Berry. From the
Year 1783 to 1852. Edited by Lady Theresa Lewis.

In Three Volumes. Second Edition. London:
Longmans, Green, and Co., 1866.

8vo, three volumes, half green morocco.

Frontispiece portraits.

BIEBCE (AMBROSE). The Collected Works of
Ambrose Bierce. New York and Washington:
The Neale Publishing Company, 1909.

8vo, sixteen volumes, full brown crushed levant
morocco, gold tooling, doublures and fly-leaf of
silk.

One of two hundred and fifty sets, autographed by the Author.

BIERSTADT (OSCAR A.). The Library of
Robert Hoe. A Contribution to the History of
Bibliophilism in America by 0. A. Bierstadt,
Assistant Librarian of the Astor Library. With
one hundred and ten illustrations taken from
manuscripts and books in the collection. Duprat
& Co., New York. 1895.

8vo, original cloth, uncut.

The edition was limited to three hundred and fifty copies.

BLAKE (WILLIAM). Two Water-Color Draw-
ings. 1794.

8vo f with original mats.

The originals for plates IV and VI of a book entitled "Europe,
a Prophecy. "

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BLAKE (WILLIAM). Illustrations of the Book
of Job. Twenty-one Plates Invented and En-
graved by William Blake. 1825. London, 1826.

Folio, half vellum, uncut, original label.

Large Paper, Proof Edition, with the plates on India paper, all
marked " Proof. "

These are considered the finest engravings that Blake ever pro-
duced.

BLAKE (WILLIAM). Plates to Dante. [Lon-
don, 1824.]
Large folio, half morocco.

Seven plates, India proofs before all letters.

THE / BOOKE OF THE COMMON PRAIER
/ AND ADMINISTRATION OF THE / SAC-
RAMENTES, AND / OTHER RITES AND /
CEREMONIES / OF THE / CHURCHE:
AFTER THE / USE OF THE CHURCHE
OF / ENGLANDE. /

Londini, in officina Richardi Graftoni, / Regij
imprefferis. / Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum
folum. / Anno Domini, M.D.DLIX. / Menfe
Martij.

[Colophon] Excusum Londini, in aedibus Rich-
ardi Graftoni Regij ImpreiToris. Menfe Junij
M.D.XLIX. Cum priuilegio ad imprimendum
folum.

4to, full blue morocco, gilt on the rough.

This is one of the rarest of the early issues of Edward the
Sixth's First Prayer Book. The one published by Whitchurch,
March 7th, is the first. The most marked dissimilarity in the vol-
umes issued by the London printers lies in the special woodcut title-

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pages used by each. Graf ton's beautiful border (repeated for "A
Table" and "Kalender") shows, above a Doric frieze supported
by pilasters, a view of the Council Chamber with King Edward,
surrounded by his advisors, and at the bottom the printers' pun-
ning mark, on a shield held by two angels. It is as fine an example
of work as anything of the period. Grafton afterwards used the
same border for his edition of "A Concordance of the Bible,"
printed in 1550.

The unnumbered leaf at the end of the book contains the royal
order concerning the price of the book.

Only a few of the side margins are restored.

It is evident that the Litany was not intended to form part of
this book, as the previous page ends with "Finis," and it is not
mentioned in the Table of Contents on verso of the title-page.

BOSWELL (JAMES).

See Samuel Johnson.

BOUGEEEAU (WILLIAM). William Bouge-
reau. Par Marius Vachon. Photogravure plates
on India paper and numerous other illustrations.
Paris, 1901.

4to, three-quarters brown crushed levant mo-
rocco, gilt top, uncut.

Complete Life and History of this Artist's work, with list of
paintings from 1848 to 1897.

BOUEGET (PAUL). Pastels. (Dix Portraits
de Femmes.) Paris, MDCCCLXXXIX.

12mo, half morocco and silk, gilt top, uncut,
original paper covers bound in.

One of twenty-five copies printed on Holland paper.

BOUEGET (PAUL). Nouveaux Pastels. (Dix
Portraits d'Homme.) Paris, MDCCCXCI.

12mo, half morocco and silk, gilt top, uncut,
original covers bound in.

Number forty-nine of fifty copies on Holland paper.

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BOURGET (PAUL). L^tape. Paris, (1902).

12mo, half morocco and silk, gilt top, uncut,
original covers bound in.

One of twenty copies on Japan paper.

BRIGHAM (WILLIAM T.).

See Hawaiian Islands.

BEINKLEY (CAPTAIN F.). Japan, its History,
Arts and Literature. (Also) China, its History,
Arts and Literature. Boston and Tokio: J. B.
Millet Company [1901].

8vo, together twelve volumes, silk binding, gilt
top, uncut.

The Library Edition, limited to one thousand numbered copies.
With numerous illustrations, mostly in colour, also folding maps.

BROWNE (HABLOT K.) ["PHIZ."] PELHAM
(CAMDEN). The Chronicles of Crime; or, The
Newgate Calendar. A Series of Memoirs and
Anecdotes of Notorious Characters. By Camden
Pelham. Embellished with fifty-two engravings,
from the original drawings by "Phiz." London,
1841.

8vo, two volumes, cloth, uncut.

The First Edition, and scarce in the original binding.

BROWNING (ROBERT). Stratford: An His-
torical Tragedy. By Robert Browning, Author
of " Paracelsus. " London, 1837.

8vo, full morocco, gilt edges.

The First Edition. Presentation copy, "Mrs. Macready, from

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the Author. May 17, 1837," written on the fly-leaf in Browning's
handwriting. The two leaves of advertisements are lacking.

This is Browning 's third book. The preface in this was omitted
in later reprints. The tragedy was written for Macready.



BROWNING (ROBERT). (I) Bells and Pome-
granates. No. I. Pippa Passes. By Robert
Browning, author of " Paracelsus. " London:
Edward Moxon, [Bradbury and Evans, Printers]
. . . M DCCCXLI. (II) Bells and Pomegranates.
No. II. King Victor and King Charles. By
Robert Browning, . . . London: Edward Moxon,
. . . . M DCCCXLII. (Ill) Bells and Pome-
granates. No. III. Dramatic Lyrics. By Robert
Browning, . . . London: Edward Moxon, . . .
M DCCC XLII. (IV) Bells and Pomegranates.
No. IV. The Return of the Druses. A Tragedy.
In five acts. By Robert Browning . . . London:
Edward Moxon, . . . M DCCC XLIII. (V) Bells
and Pomegranates. No. V. A Blot in the 'Scutch-
eon. A Tragedy, in three acts. By Robert
Browning, .... London : Edward Moxon, . . .
M DCCC XLIII. (VI) Bells and Pomegranates.
No. VI. Colombe's Birthday. A Play, in five acts.
By Robert Browning, . . . [Three lines from Han-
mer.] London: Edward Moxon, . . . M DCCC
XLIV. (VII) Bells and Pomegranates. No. VII.
Dramatic Romances & Lyrics. By Robert Brown-
ing, . . . London: Edward Moxon, . . . M DCCC
XLV. (VIII) Bells and Pomegranates. No. VIII
and last. Luria; and A Soul's Tragedy. By

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Robert Browning, . . . London, Edward Moxon, . . .
M DCCC XLVL

8vo, eight parts in one volume, full green
crushed levant morocco, gilt edges, by Riviere.

The First Editions, lacking advertisements.

BROWNING (ROBERT). The Statue and the
Bust. London, 1855.
12mo, pp. 21, unbound and unopened.

The First Edition. One of a very small number printed for
Browning's own use and numbered among the rarest of his first
editions. It appeared later in the same year in his Collected
Poems, and with * t Cleon ' ' was written specially for this volume.

BROWNING (ROBERT). The Ring and the
Book. In four volumes. Smith, Elder and Co.,
London, 1868.

16mo, four volumes, original green cloth, uncut.

The First Edition.

BROWNING (ROBERT) .Robert Browning's
Complete Works. With an Introductory Essay
by William Lyon Phelps. Introductions and
Notes by Charlotte Porter and Helen A. Clarke.

New York: Fred de Fau & Company, 1910.

8vo, twelve volumes, three-quarters morocco,
"floral design tooled on backs.

The Assisi Edition, limited to one hundred sets.

BROWNING ( ROBERT) .Autograph Letter
Signed.
12mo, one page.

19, Warwick Crescent, W. March 10, '86. To Mr. Kent, thank-
ing him for a book. Signed, Robert Browning. With addressed
envelope.

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BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS. MUS-
SET (Louis CHARLES ALFRED DE). La Nuit Veni-
tienne. Fantasio. Les Caprices de Marianne. Par
Alfred de Musset. Illustrations de U. Brunel-
leschi. L 'Edition d'Art. H. Piazza, Paris, 1913.

Small folio, three-quarters morocco, original
covers bound in.

One of five hundred copies printed on Japanese paper.

BRUNELLESCHI ILLUSTRATIONS. Con-

tes du Temps Jadis. L 'Edition d'Art. Illustra-
tions de U. Brunelleschi. H. Piazza, Paris, 1912.

Small folio, three-quarters morocco, original
covers bound in.

One of four hundred copies on Japanese paper.

BRYAN (W. A.).

See Hawaiian Islands.

BRYANT (WILLIAM CULLEN). The Iliad of
Homer. The Odyssey of Homer. Translated
into blank verse by William Cullen Bryant. Illus-
trations by John Flaxman.

Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin & Co.,
1905.

4to, eight volumes, full blue crushed levant
moi occo, gold panels with special tooling on back
and sides, doublures of blue morocco with large
peacock-blue panel framed in special tooling, silk
fly-leaves, gilt top, uncut.

Large Paper Edition, limited to six hundred copies.

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BURGESS (GBLBTT). The Lark. An Illus-
trated Monthly Magazinelet, issued by Les Jeunes,
Conducted by Gelett Burgess. Illustrated by
Ernest Peixotto, Bruce Porter, Gelett Burgess,
etc. San Francisco, May, 1895, to April, 1897.

8vo, two volumes, pictorial cloth, ("The Piping
Faun" and "The Oread"), with the original
covers bound in, uncut.

Complete set of the cleverest of the many freak magazines;
almost entirely the work of one man.

BUKNEY(FRANCES [MME. D'ARBLAY] ). Fanny
Burney and Her Friends. Selected Passages from
her Diary and Other Writings. Edited by Henry
B. Wheatley. Seeley & Co. : London, n. d.

8vo, two volumes, three-quarters dark Hue
crushed levant morocco, gilt top, uncut.

Large Paper copy with nine illustrations after Eeynolds, Gains-
borough, Copley and West. Extra-illustrated by the insertion
of one hundred and ninety-eight portraits and plates. Among the
portraits are many fine India proofs, beautiful mezzotints and
stipple engravings; mezzotint portrait of Dr. Armstrong, engraved
by S. W. Eeynolds; Maria Gunning, by A. M. Sanders after Sir
Joshua Reynolds; David Garrkk, his wife and also a portrait in
character; Countess of Harrington, mezzotint engraved by S. W.
Reynolds ; James Earl of Cardigan, engraved by J. Collyer ; etched
portrait of Robert Dodsley, proof on Japan, of which only fifty
impressions were made; Miss Reynolds, engraved by S. W. Rey-
nolds; Sir Joshua Reynolds, mezzotint by J. W. Giller; R. B.
Sheridan; Mrs. Piozzi; Lord Viscount Ligonier, proof mezzotint
by S. W. Reynolds; The Nativity, brilliant impression; Queen
Charlotte, engraved by Nilson; Mrs. Horton, engraved by Cook;
Samuel Johnson, engraved by J. Heath, after Reynolds, 1736;
Mrs. Piozzi, engraved by H. Meyer; mezzotint portrait of Shake-
speare, by Charles Turner; Duchess of Portland, engraved by G.
Vertue; Queen Charlotte, mezzotint by Spooner; Warren Hast-
ings, engraved by Stubbs, 1795; stipple portrait of Charles James
Fox; proof mezzotint of Dr. Johnson, engraved by S. W. Rey-
nolds; portrait of William Pitt; George the Third; Augusta,
Princess of Brunswick, mezzotint by R. Houston after J. Reynolds ;

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Joseph Baretti, engraved by J. Hardy after Sir Joshua Eeynolds;
Madame de Genlis, engraved by Lignon; Mrs. Kemble, engraved
by Chessman, and many other fine and rare portraits.

BURNS (ROBERT). Poems, / Chiefly in the /
Scottish Dialect, / By Robert Burns. / [Four
lines of verse.] / Kilmarnock : / Printed by John
Wilson. / M,DOC,LXXXVI.

8vo, full crushed levant morocco, gilt.

The First Edition, and a fine tall copy. With two lines in
Burns' autograph of "The Twa Dogs," from the original manu-
script, inlaid to size. This small portion originally hung framed
in the Jean Armour Cottage, and was procured from Col. William
N. Burns, the poet's son. It passed into the hands of one of
Jean Armour's relations and was purchased at the sale of the
Burns and Armour relics in Glasgow, 1908.

BURNS (ROBERT). Poems, / Chiefly in the /
Scottish Dialect. / By / Robert Burns. / Edin-
burgh: / Printed for the Author, / and sold by
William Creech. / M,DCC,LXXXVII.

8vo, original calf, uncut.

The first issue of the first Edinburgh edition. Portrait by
Beugo after A. Nasmyth (the first portrait made of Burns). Lacks
the half title.

This was published the year after the Kilmarnock edition,
contains twenty-seven pieces printed for the first time, and is
dedicated "To the Noblemen and Gentlemen of the Caledonian
Hunt." This is the rare first issue (two were published in the
same year in Edinburgh) and contains all the needed ' ' points. ' ' On
page xxxvii, the Duke of Roxburgh 's name is printed ' ' Boxburgh, ' '
and on page xlvi is the addenda to the subscription list. These
were altered in the later issue, the addenda was incorporated in
the list, and ' * Boxburgh ' ' was correctly spelled * ' Roxburgh. ' '
Only a few copies of the genuine first issue of this edition were
printed. On page 263, the word ' ' stinking ' ' is mis-spelled l ' skink-
ing. ' '

This copy is particularly interesting as having belonged to Rob-
ert Ainslie, and was presented to him by Burns. On the fly-leaf
is Ainslie 's signature, and throughout the book Burns has filled
in the names where asterisks appear in the printed text. There
are about forty of these notations in the handwriting of the poet.

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At the heading of ' ' Death and Doctor Hornbrook. A True
Story," Burns has written "John Wilson schoolmaster, Tarbol-
ton."

An autograph note from Burns to Ainslie has been inserted
in this copy. It has the address on the outside of the sheet "Mr.
Robt Ainslie. Writer, Care of Mr. Ainslie, Bookseller, Newtown,
Edin. To be forwarded wherever he is." The note has neither
beginning nor end, and it is probably the kind Burns would dash
off when there seemed to be little to write about. It reads : ' ' I am
not entirely sure of my farm's doing well I hope for the best:
but I have my Excise Commission in my pocket : I don 't care three
skips of a cur-dig for the up-an-down gambols of Fortune. I am
vexed at your seeming dispiritedness. I am afraid somewhat is
going cross with you. The devil sometimes half whispers me, that
you are wearing of an idle barren correspondence."

BURTON (SiR RICHARD FRANCIS).

See Basile, Giovanni Battista.

BYRON (GEORGE GORDON, LORD). The Giaour,
a Fragment of a Turkish Tale. By Lord Byron. . .
London : . . . John Murray . . . 1813.

8vo, full green morocco, gilt top, uncut.

The First Edition, with advertisements.

BYRON (GEORGE GORDON, LORD). The Corsair,
a tale. By Lord Byron. London : . . . John Murray
. . . 1814.

8vo, green morocco, gilt top uncut, with brown
paper wrappers bound in.

The First Edition, with advertisements. On title and cover is
the autograph of Princess Mary of Gloucester.

BYRON (GEORGE GORDON, LORD). Hebrew


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