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the Booke of Common Pray-
er and Ceremonies, black

letter, 1575
No. 545. Austin (Wm.) HEC HOMO,

wherein the Excellency of
Woman is described ; with
Portraits of Mrs. Griffiths
and the Author, by Glover.

Lond. 1639.
No. 733. Buchannon (Geo.) Detection

of the Duinges of Marie
Queene of Scottes, touch-
and the Murder of her Hus-
band, and her Conspiracie,
Adulterie, and pretended
Marriage with the Earl

Bothwell, 1598, &c. &c.
No. 802. Barbiere (John) the famous

Game of Chesse Play, cuts,
1673. The most ancient
and learned Play, called,
The Philosopher's Game,
invented for the honourable
Recreation of the Studious,

by W. F. black letter, 1563 No. 1300. A PLAISTER FOR A GALLED

HORSE, very rare, 1548.
See Herbert's Ames, vol. 1.
581

0 14 6

2 4 0

8 17 6

which they were collected, were of no ordinary occurrence. I allude to the

£. s. d. No. 1312. A Counter Blaste to Tobacco. Ib. 1604.

0 17 0 No. 1326. Bentley's (Thos.) Monument

of Matrons, containing se-
ven severall Lamps of Vir-
ginitie, or Distinct Treaties,
black letter, collated and
perfect, a very fine copy,
extremely rare and curious,
imprinted at London, by
Thomas Dawson, for Wil-

liam Seres, extremely rare 8 18 6 No. 1934. Bert (Edmund) an approved

Treatise of Hawkes and
Hunting. Lond. 1619

I 100 No. 1998. Coverdale's (Myles) Chris

tian's State of Matrimony,
wherein Husbandes and
Wyves may learne to keepe
House together with Love :
black letter, imp. by John
Awdely, 1575.
A Christian Exortacion unto
Customable Sweares, black
letter, 1575

1 1 0 No. 1405. Cokain's (Sir Aston) Poems of

Divers Sorts, rure, (for an
account of the Author see
Mr. Brand's MS. Note)
Lond. 1658.

2 0 0 No. 1540. Burton (Wm.) Seven Dia

BIBLIOTHECA RATCLIFFIANA; or, A Catalogue of the elegant and truly

of. s. d.

3 13 6

4 10 0

logues, black letter, Lond.
1606. George Whetstone's
a Mirour for Magistrates of
Cities. b. I. printed by Rich-

ard Jones, 1584.
No. 1542. Byshop's (John) beautifull

Blossomes, black letter, im-
printed by Henrie Cockyn,

1577
No. 1754, Characters (viz.) The Surfeit

to A. B. C. Lond. 1656. Dr.
Lupton's London and Coun-
try carbonadoed, and quar-
tered in severall Characters,
1632. Essayes and Charac-

ters, by L. G. 1661
No. 2069. England's Jests refined and

improved, 1660 No. 2184. England's Worthies. Portrait

of the Earl of Essex, made

perfect with MS. 1647 No. 2325. Carion (John) the Thre Bokes

of Chronicles, b. I. imp. by

W. Lynne, 1550
No. 2326. Catharo's Diogenes in bis Sin-

gularitie, wherein is com-
prehended bis merrie Baight-
ing fit for all Men's Bene-
fits; christened by him a Net-

4 7 0

2 14 0

S 13 6

4 100

valuable Library of John Ratcliffe, Esq. late of Bermondsey, deceased. The

£. s. d.

2 10 0

5 15 6

tle for Nice Noses, by L. F.

black letter, 1591.
No. 3523. FAGES (Mrs.) Poems, Fames

Roule, &c. rare, 1651
No. 3527. Fisher (Bishop) of Rochester.

This Sermon followynge was
complyed and sayd in the
Cathedrall Churche of St.
Paule, the body being pre-
sent, of the most famous
PRYNCE KYNGE HENRY
7, the 10th Day of May,
1509, which sermoil, with
the wood cut, was imprinted
by Wynkin de Worde,
MCCCCCIX. Thereafter
followeth a Mornynge Re-
membrancer at the Moneth
Minde of the Noble Prynces
Margarete, Countesse of
Richmond and Darbye, Mo-
der unto Kynge Henry 7,
and Grandame to oure Soue-
rayne Lord that nowe is, up-
pon whose Soule Almighty
God have Mercy. Wood
cut. Emprinted at London,
by Wynke de Worde, black
letter, both extra rare

3 70

whole collected with great judgment and expense, during the last thirty years of his life: comprehending a large and most choice collection of the rare old English black letter, in fine preservation, and in elegant bindings, printed by Caxton, Lettou, MachliNIA, the anonymous St. Albans Schoolmaster, Wynkyn de Worde, Pynson, Berthelet, Grafton, Day, Newberie, Marshe, Jugge, Whytchurch, Wyer, Rastell, Coplande, and the rest of the Old English Typographers : several missals and MSS. and two Pedigrees on vellum, finely illuminated.'

The title page then sets forth a specimen of these black-lettered geins; among which our eyes are dazzled with a galaxy of Caxtons, Wynkyn de Wordes, Pynsons, &c. &c. The sale took place on March 27, 1776; although the year is unaccountably omitted, by that renowned Auctioneer, the late Mr. Christie, who disposed of them.

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