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Iron Work-continued.
55. Coffer in wood, covered with leather, iron

work, and keys.
56. Escutcheon in Iron and Keys from the

Hotel Cluny 57. Knocker from the Royal Museum, Berlin.

Door Plates for Knockers. 58. Padlocks, Locks and Borders in the Gothic

style. 59. Latch and portion of a hinge 60.,Lock of a Trunk and a Knocker from

Munich. 61-62. Lower part of the left Door of Notre

Dame, at Paris, shewing the elaborate

hinges of the 12th Century. 63. Rings and Knockers and Bows of

Keys. 64. Fleurons and finials of wrought Iron. 65. Various pieces of Ironworks of the XV.

Century. 66. Knocker from M. Soyter's Collection. 67. Lock-plate and Door handle ornamented

with foliage. 68. Knocker and Heads of Nails, XV.

Century. 69. Candle Branches, preserved in the Town

Hall, at Cologne. 70. Engraved Steel and Iron Work from the

Sauvageot Collection. 71. Iron Gate of the Cemetery of St. Peter,

at Salzburg.

72. Knocker-plate from the Germanic Museum

at Nuremberg. 73. Richly ornamented Knockers, XV. Century 74. Gates from Notre Dame, at Paris, ditto

from Munich 75. Door-handles, etc. 76. Sepulchral Cross in wrought Iron, XVII.

Century. 77. Ornaments in Iron, second half of XV.

Century. 78. Rich Chandeliers and Lock-plate. 79. Door-handles and hinges, end of XV.

Century 80. Iron Gate in the Gothic style, 1510, at

Heidingsfeld, near Würtzburg. 81. Locks and Keys from the Author's Collec

tion. 82. Ornaments of the Gates of the “ schöne

Brünnen,” at Nuremberg. 83. Iron Gates from the National Museum at

Munich. 84. Splendid Well-cover in wrought Iron, on

the Cathedral Square at Antwerp, dated

1470.
Alphabet designed and engraved on wood at

Ulm, circa 1470.
· another alphabet, designed and engraved

at Rome, circa 1550.
(These alphabets form the initial letters to

the Text of this work.

Ibn Khallikan's Biographical Dictionary, trans

lated from the Arabic by Baron Mac Guckin de SLANE, 4 vols. 4to. sewed, sells £6. 6s, reduced £4. 45 1842-71

Vols. 3 and 4 are sold separately, reduced from £4. 48 to £2. 28.

the same, 4 vols. royal 4to. LARGE PAPER, sewed, uncut, sells for £12. 12s, reduced to £5. 5s

1842-71 Volumes 3 and 4, on LARGE PAPER are sold separately, reduced from £6. 68 to

£2. 128 6d. *.* Bound copies supplied at a small extra charge.

This was the first general Biographical Dictionary in the Arabic language ; and it remains a wonderful testimony to the learning, genius, and industry of the author. The biographies are arranged in alphabetical order of names, and comprise distinguished individuals of every sect and nation in Islam, down to the thirteenth century, when Ibn Khallikan flourished. Moslem critics have blamed him for enlarging on the lives of poets and historical writers, at the expense of the learned doctors of law; but that very circumstance renders his book all the more valuable to the European reader.

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BERNARD QUARITCH'S CATALOGUE OF Japanese Lyrical Odes ; Translations of the Hyak Nin

Is Smit, by a Century of Poets, into English Verse with Explanatory
Notes, the text in Japanese and also in Roman letter, with a full Index;
Catalogues of Books referred to, and lists of Titles, &c. &c. by Dr. F. V.
Dickins, 810. printed on toned paper, (sells at 108 6d), extra cloth, gill
edges, 58

London, 1866 Knight's (H. Gally) Ecclesiastical Architecture

OF ITALY, FROM THE TIME OF CONSTANTINE TO THE XVTH CENTURY, with an Introduction and Text, 81 lithographic illustrations, 2 vols. the first reprinted, impl. folio, (pub. £10. 108) hf. bd. roan, £4. 48 1843-44

The object of this beautiful and interesting Work is to give examples of the Primitive Churches, and of the changes of style in Italian Architecture from the time of Constantine to the Fifteenth Century. Notwithstanding the number of publications which have been devoted to the elucidation of the forms and beauties of Ancient Architecture, there has not hitherto been one which sufficiently illustrates its early stages, and progressive advance in Italy, a subject full of interest to the Churchman, as well as to the Antiquary, and the Architect-Italy being the only country in which examples of the earliest period still remain, and in which the chain is unbroken.

In producing this work no expense has been spared to render it worthy of the reputation of the Author, who is already well known to the public by his Architectural Tour in Normandy, and his work on the Saracenic and Norman Remains in Sicily. The Drawings were all executed on the spot, expressly for this work, by Artists of acknowledged talents and fidelity, and the Engravings are on a scale sufficiently large to give a just idea of the Buildings.

Knight's (Rich. Payne) Symbolical Language

of Ancient Art and Mythology, reprinted from the privately printed edition of 1818, by Barker, 8vo. 80 pp. hf. morocco, 58

1836 An ingenious treatise, which displays to a far greater extent than the “ Worship of Priapus” the deep reading and research, the immense learning, and the mental powers of Payne Knight. Yet it is also a memento of the discase of his mind ; in every paragraph the Phallus stands before us, accompanied by its usual attendant, and the Duads and Triads of many religions are deduced from the nature of the generative organs.

Knight. The Symbolical Language of ANCIENT

ART AND MYTHOLOGY; a new edition, with Introduction, Additions,
Notes translated into English, and a new complete INDEX, by A. WILDER,
M.P., 8vo. xxviji and 240 pp. of which the Index occupies 58 pp. in note
type, elegantly printed on ribbed paper, cloth, 128

New York, Bouton, 1867 Richard Payne Knight was one of the inest thorough scholars of the earlier period of the present century. His works display profound judgment, discrimination, taste, acuteness, and erudition, united with extraordinary candour and impartiality; and they constitute an invaluable collection of ancient and curious learning, from which the students of such literature can draw abundant supplies. In these respects they stand side by side with the writings of the late Godfrey Higgins ; while they excel in respect to scope, accuracy, conciseness, and the arrangement of subjects. They are of untold value for the unfolding of correcter views of Ancient Mythology than have been commonly entertained.”—Preface.

MISCELLANEOUS BOOKS.

THE GREAT WORK ON MEXICO. KINGSBOROUGH'S (Lord) ANTIQUITIES

OF MEXICO; comprising facsimiles of Ancient Mexican Paintings and Hieroglyphics, preserved in the Royal Libraries of Paris, Berlin, and Dresden; in the Imperial Library of Vienna; in the Vatican Library; in the Borgian Museum at Rome; in the Library of the Institute of Bologna ; and in the Bodleian Library at Oxford ; together with the Monuments of New Spain, by M. Dupaix ; illustrated by many valuable inedited MSS. 9 vols. impl. folio, containing upwurds of 1000 large plates embracing all the remains of Mex.can Architecture, Art, Religion, etc. hf. bd. green morocco, £36.

1830-48 - the same with the plates coloured, (pub. at £175.) hf. morocco, gii. tops, £60.

1830-48 - the same, : vols. atlas folio, LARGE PAPER, EXTRA coloured platus, UNIQUE half morocco extra, gilt edges, £85.

1830-48 Two COPIES were struck wff on LARGE PAPER, at a great expense, but only this one could be made perfect, the other lying irremediably defective, and therefore cancelled; even of this perfect one, four leaves are inlaid. The size is about 26 inches by 19 inches, which is four inches larger each way than the small paper.

“Cet ouvrage de la plus grande magnificence, a été executé aux frais de Lord Kingsborough, qui en a fait homage à plusieurs bibliothèques publiques du continent, particulièrement à la Bibliothèque royale, à Paris, et à celle de l'Institut de France. Le prix de chaque exemplaire était de 175 livres (2000 fr. Klaproth), Les quatre premiers volumes renferment les planches lithogropbiées, au nombre de plus de 1000; les trois autres contiennent l'explication des planches et plusieurs mémoires inédits, écrits en différentes langues, ainsi que des appendices en anglais. Le septième volume, est entierement rempli par un ouvrage important qui a pour titre:-Hist. de las cosas de Nueva Espana, por el M. L. R. P. Fr. Bernardino de Sahagun." Brunet.

After an interval of seventeen years two more volumes of this extraordinary work were published, in every respect uniform with the preceding, consisting, 1. of Supplementary Notes in English and Spanish; 2. of extracts from the works of Torquemada, Acosta and Garcia, illustrating the last portions of the Mexican paintings, contained in the collection of Mendoza, and shewing the correspondence which exists between many of the Mexican and Hebrew laws; 3. Adair's History of the North American Indians, their customs and descent from the Jews; 4. Cartas ineditas de Hernando Cortez; 5. Cronica Mexicana de Tezozomoc; 6. Historia Chichimeca y Relaciones por Fernando de Alva Ixtlilxochitl.

" When, some four centuries ago, the enterprise of Spanish navigators opened the vast continent of America to the admiration of Europe, the civilization of the New World was found to be concentrated in two spots, and two only, of that enormous territory. One of these favoured regions was Peru ; the other was Mexico. It was in MEXICO ESPECIALLY THAT ART, POLITICA AXD SCIENCE HAD RECEIVED THEIR GREATEST DEVELOPMENT. All the rest of North America, from the shores of Hudson's Bay to the mouths of the Mississippi, was desolate and barbarous, diversified only by swamp, forest, or prairie, and populated by savages without knowledge or laws. Mexico alone redeemed the character of the new continent, and presented to the eyes of the invader a spectacle so marvellous as to satisfy even the expectations which the great discovery had raised. There the Spaniards found an organized State, an ancient polity. an opulent capital, an exalted dynasty, a formidable priesthood, and a people well skilled in mechanical and decorative arts. So great, in fact, was the proficiency of the Mexican workmen, so elaborate the system of government, and so impressive the whole evidence of wealth and grandeur, that for some time the civilization of Mexico was regarded as superior to that of Europe. Althongh indeed the researches of modern inquirers has enabled us to supply some corrective to these ideas, it is really probable that in certain respects the Spaniards found Mexico more advanced than Spain, and we have been recently assured on the authority of a comprehensive history that this civilization was the necessary incident of geographical and natural advantages. Such was the situation and configuration of Mexico that it could hardly fail to make progress, and all that was discovered there in the shape of national wealth or political order represented the extra. ordinary opportunities which nature had provided.”Times, Dec. 8, 1858.

40 BERNARD QUARITCH'S CATALOGUE OF

Ready, a reprint of Kemble (John M.) the Saxons in England :

a history of the English Commonwealth till the period of the Norman Conquest, 2 vols. 8vo. pp. ix-435, and 562, facsimile reprint of the scarce original edition published in 1849, cloth, 248

1876 This important work has become so rare | England are replaced by new and sounder views, that the copies which occasionally turn up at but “the Saxons in England” must be studied sales are eagerly competed for, and bring three by all who would effectively clear their mental or four times the original publication-price. atmosphere of the old clouds of ignorance and It was the magnum opus of its author, a scholar error. In this treasury of historical knowledge unrivalled in his knowledge of the earliest and criticism, the origines of the English race English history and antiquities. The works of have to be sought for, and the earliest forms of Sir Francis Palgrave, Lappenberg, and Mr. that Teutonic civilization whieh has developed Freeman, all belong like this to the new school in into the society and institutions of the United which the notions of most writers upon ancient | Kingdom and the United States. Lancashire Pedigrees; FOSTER’S PEDIGREES OF THE

County FAMILIES OF ENGLAND: LANCASHIRE, 1 stout vol. 4to. with many cuts of Arms, and all the Pedigrees most carefully given in full, (pub. at £3. 38) cloth, £2. 2s

1873 Lea's History of Celibacy. Lea (H. C.) an Historical

Sketch of Sacerdotal Celibacy in the Christian Church, 8vo. 600 pp. (pub. 168), cloth, 12s

Philadelphia, 1867 “ This subject has recently been treated with very great learning, and with admirable impartiality, by an American author, Mr. Henry C. Lea, in his History of Sacerdotal Celibacy, which is certainly one of the most valuable works which America has produced. Since the great history of Dean Milman, I know no work in English which has thrown more light on the moral condition of the middle ages, and none which is more fitted to dispel the gross illusions concerning that period which positive writers and writers of a certain Ecclesiastical school have conspired to sustain."Lecky's History of European Morals, chap. v.

In fulness and exactness of detail, in conscientious citation of authorities, in the impartiality with which all possible sources of information have been searched, in learning and scholarly finish, it is absolutely unapproached by any similar treatise which has issued from the American press. Indeed, the number of foreign historical works which have equalled it in these particulars might be readily counted on the fingers.”—Journal of Psychological Medicine, October, 1867.

"Altogether, the work is an extremely creditable addition to the literature of church history, and may challenge comparison with the best monographs which the German scholarship of our day has produced in this department. ... The calmly reasoned, deeply learned, and dispassionate history of Mr. Lea, will do its part in producing this wholesome result." -N. Y. Nation, June 27, 1867

“This exhaustive treatise of Mr. LEA upon ecclesiastical celibacy we take to possess, like his cxcellent work upon • Superstition and Force, all the capital requisites of an historical monograph-an immense body of information and of reference on the subject in hand, a sufficiently cool and dispassionate manner of presenting facts, and a strict adherence to the central question. The amount of research, and indeed of scholarship involved in the preparation of the volume, is such as to command the warmest recognition.”-Atlantic Monthly, September, 1867.

" Very instructive--not the less so because impartial, uncontroversial, and free from all exaggeration, on a subject which is naturally not unprovocative of it. It has the proper qualities of a history.'-Westminster Review, Oct. 1867.

“Thus his chapter on the Anglican church is perhaps the most connected and most satisfactory account of our own Reformation as to the question of celibacy or marriage that could be found."

Quarterly Review, October 1869 “ Mr. LEA has already distinguished himself by a scholarly and very eloquent treatise on ·Superstition and Force.' That book was an excellent gathering of curious thought put together with enlightened liberality. This one is as full of careful research and intelligent observation, and far surpasses it, inasmuch as it has for its theme one of the chief motive powers, whether the power was exercised for good or for ill, in the progress of Christianity and of Christian civilization."

London Eraminer, October 26, 1867.

Leake's Peloponnesiaca ;

a Supplement to Travels in the Morea, 8vo. large map of the Morea, and Maps of Olympia, Mantinice, Sparta, 8vo. (pub. 158) cloth, 10s

1848

Leake's Topography of Athens, with some remarks

on its Antiquities, second edition, 2 vols. 8vo. 11 maps and plates, (pub. at £1. 108) cloth, 188

1841 A work of unsurpassed learning and classical scholarship. Leake's Travels in Northern Greece, 4 vols. 8vo.

LARGE MAP OF NORTHERN GREECE, maps and 48 plates of Greek inscriptions, (pub. at £3.) cloth, 358

1835 Leake, on some disputed questions in Ancient Geography, 8vo. map of Africa, (pub. at 68 6d) cloth, 48 60

1857 This work is the necessary adjunct to Dr. Smith's Dictionary of Greek and Roman Geography.

a SET OF THE ABOVE, 8 vols. (pub. at £5. 11s 6d) cloih, £2. 168 1835-57 Colonel Leake's works on Greece abound in valuable observations on the present state of Greece, and are accompanied by constant references to the writers of the Classical period. Colonel Leake spent nearly 30 years of his Life in his learned investigations. A set of Leake's works will form an appropriate School-prize. Leake's Numismata Hellenica, with SUPPLEMENT and AP

PENDIX, completing a descriptive Catalogue of Twelve Thousand Greek Coins, with Notes Geographical and Historical, Map and Indes, 4to. out of print

1856 the SUPPLEMENT, separately, 4to. 189 pp. and key plate to sizes of Coins, cloth, 218

1859 Leake (Lt. Col. W. M.) Memoir of bis Life and Writings by J. H.

Marsden, 4to. cloth, uniform with the Numismata Hellenica, 5s 1864 Lee's Glossary of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical

TERMS, compiled and arranged by the Rev. FREDERICK GEORGE LEE, D.C.L., F.S.A., Vicar of All Saints' Lambeth, 1 vol. 8vo. about 500 pp. with upwards of a hundred illustrations on wood, hf. bd. Roxburghe, elegant, £1. 18

1876 the same, LARGE PAPER, 1 vol. royal 8vo. of which only 25 are printed, half Roxburghe, £2. 128 6d

1876 This volume contains more than five thousand explanations of Liturgical and Ecclesiastical terms, both Eastern and Western. It has been the compiler's object to give in a comparatively small compass and in a popular form as much information as possible set forth in terse and clear language concerning the meaning of such terms-a subject of study peculiarly interesting and current at the present day, and one to which considerable attention is now being directed by the laity as well as the clergy. The compiler has been for many years collecting materials for the volume from all ordinary liturgical books and treatises, and has consulted nearly two hundred MSS., e.g., Church and Church wardens' Accounts, of different periods, which throw much light both on the Statute law and Custom of the English Church. He has also made considerable use of the various County Histories, which contain so much un-tabulated information, and is indebted to many friends for notes, records of facts, literary guidance and friendly criticism. The illustrations are largely taken from English examples.

"Since Pagin's Glossary no volume so complete and useful has appeared as this claborate glossary of all liturgical and ecclesiastical terms. Not only because High Church phrases are so commonly used, and so little understood, but because in our busy town the vessels of the altar and the decorations of the church are so largely made, does this volume become indispensable in many bouses of business, and in most houses of taste. All the definitions are clearly and concisely given. Many are illustrated by some of the very best woodcuts of modern times. Not only are the ordinary terms now in use defined and illustrated, but the volume is full of archæological details indispensable to every student of ordinary literature. The volume contains nearly fivc hnndred handsonin

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