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BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS—continued.
MSS. 1846-1847, 8vo. 128 65
MSS. 1848-1853, 8vo. 158 66 Catalogue of Additions to the MANUSCRIPTS in the British Museum
in the years 1854-1870, Vol. I--Additional MSS. 19,720-24,026, thick royal 8vo. x, 938 pp. cloth, 158
Vol. II (Additional MSS. 24,027-29-909, Charters, Rolls, Seals, Papyri, and Egerton MSS.), thick roy. 8vo. pp. x and 1050, cloth, 158
1877 Including Greek Papyri of the first century before Christ, Latin MSS. of the seventh and pinth centuries, and many illuminated MSS. A large and
important collection of State Papers and private Letters. 68
INDEX to the above, roy. 8vo. 1575 pp. cloth, £2. 28 1880 69 FACSIMILES OF ANCIENT CHARTERS in the British Museum, Parts
I-III, folio, near 100 large photographic facsimiles, with printed transcripts, cloth, £4. ls
1873-77 70 Part IV, folio, 50 large facsimiles, cloth, £2. 28
1878 “The present part (Part IV) completes the series of Facsimiles of English Charters, of dates preceding the Norman Conquest, preserved in the British Museum.
“The special object of the present publication of Ancient English Charters in facsimile is to preserve as it were the documents themselves, by reproducing them in exact imitation and in a permanent form. They cannot be looked upon without emotion, as monuments of a remote age ; and, being dated both as to place and time, they are invaluable for the study of Palæography, especially as a standard of comparison for English writings, of which it is most important for the study of the language to fix the true age.
“ As affording criteria for judging of the time of writing of this class of documents, as well as for the general study of Palæography, this large body of Facsimiles will be found most valuable.
“ The Facsimiles have been produced by the Autotype Company, who have employed for the purpose the photographic printing process perfected by them. The advantages obtained by this process are exact accuracy, and softness of line ; expression of variety of tone, by means of which later corrections and additions in the original document are indicated ; entire freedom from hand
correction or retouching; and permanency of the impression.”—E. A. Bond. 71 Catalogue of the MS. Music in the British Museum, 8vo. 58 1842 72
MS, Maps, Charts, and Plans, 2 vols. 8vo. £1. 1844 73 Fragments of the Iliad of Homer from a Syriac Palimpsest, edited by
William Cureton, M.A., 4to. £2. 28-Large Paper, £3. 38 1851 74 GAYANGOS (Pascual de) CATALOGUE of the MSS. in the
SPANISH LANGUAGE in the BRITISH MUSEUM, Vol. I, stout royal 8vo. pp. viii and 883, cloth, 158
1875 75 Vol. II, royal 8vo. pp. vi and 824, cloth, 158
1877 76 GAYANGOS (Pascual de) Catalogue of the MANUSCRIPTS in the SPANISH
Language in the British Museum, Vol. III, royal 8vo. pp. 819, cloth, 158
1881 This has long been a desideratam : and many students will rejoice to find that the labour of reference and inquiry is now enormously facilitated, so far as Spanish literature and history are concerned. The name of the compiler
enhances the value of the catalogne to no slight degree. 77 Photographic Fac similes of the Epistles of Clement of Rome, £3. 38
BRITISH MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS—continued. 78 WRIGHT (W.) CATALOGUE OF THE ETHIOPIC MSS. acquired since 1847,
impl. 4to. xiii and 366 pp. with 13 facsimiles, cloth gilt, 30s
Contents : Biblical MSS.-Service Books—Special Services and HomiliesLives of Saints-Biblical Commentaries—Theology-Ecclesiastical and Civil
Law-History—Medicine-Miscellanea-Indices. 79 CATALOGUE of the PERSIAN MSS. by C. Rieu, 3 vols.impl. 4to. £3.158
1879-83 80 CATALOGUE of ANCIENT MANUSCRIPTS in the British Museum,
part I GREEK (by E. M. Thompson and O. F. Warner), royal folio, 20 large autotype facsimiles, bds. £1.
1881 “The Catalogue of Ancient Manuscripts in the British Museum is intended to give a detailed account, with facsimiles, of works in Greek and Latin contained in papyri and codices, generally of a date earlier than the close of the ninth century. ... The present division is arranged in two sections. In the first are comprised classical and other secular writers ; in the second biblical, liturgical, and theological MSS. the unique character and wide interest of some entitle them to the minute description which has been attempted in the following pages. The classical section is incomparably rich in early remains of the Iliad, comprising the two papyri of Harris and Bankes and the palimpsest fragments from the Nitrian Desert. Of still greater critical value are the papyri containing the orations of Hyperides, of which all the extant remains are now collected within the walls of the Museum. Among the biblical MSS. the Codex Alexandrinus holds the first place, etc.” -E. M. Thompson.
V. PRINTED BOOKS. 81 A Catalogue of Sanskrit and Pali Books in the British Museum, by
Dr. Ernest Haas, 1 vol. 4to. 200 pp. (sells 218), cloth, 128 1876
A Catalogue raisonné of one of the best collections of Sanscrit MSS.,
forming a necessary adjunct to the meagre guide of Gildemeister. 82 DOUGLAS (R. K.) Catalogue of CHINESE PRINTED BOOKS,
Manuscripts and Drawings in the Library of the British Museum, impl. 4to. 344 pp. (sells 208), cloth, 108
1877 83 List of the Additions from 1831-35, 5 vols. roy. 8vo. bds. 78 1834-39 84 Catalogue of Printed Books. Vol. I, folio, bds. 98
the Hebrew Books in the Museum, 8vo. (sells 258), cloth, 108
1867 86 Bibliotheca Grenvilliana, Part II, 8vo. £1. 118 60
Part III, 8vo. 158—Large paper, £2. 28 1872 88 List of Books of Reference in the Reading-Room of the British Museum, 8vo. 58. With Coloured Plan
1871 89 CATALOGUE of Printed Books (British Museum): VIRGILIUS, folio, 74 columns, sd. 2s
1882 A bibliography of all the editions of Virgil, whole works or selected, Latin or translated, in the British Museum. 90 WARD (H. L. D.) Catalogue of Romances in the Department of
Manuscripts in the British Museum, Vol. I, thick royal 8vo. pp. xx and 955, cloth, 22s 6d
1883 Taking into account also the bibliographical and literary information with which the descriptions are accompanied, and the critical analysis to which the different texts bave been submitted, it is hoped that the catalogue may serve not only as a guide to the Museum collection, but also, to some extent, as a handbook to the subject.— Extract from Preface. 91 CATALOGUE of a selection from the STOWE MANUSCRIPTS
exhibited in the King's Library in the British Museum, 4to. with 15 Autotype facsimiles, bds. 38 6d
BRITISI MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS—continued.
92 Catalogue of the Geographical Collection in the Library of King Geo. III, 2 vols. 8vo. £1. 48
VII. PRINTS AND DRAWINGS. 93 Catalogue of the Maps, Prints, Drawings, etc. attached to the
Library of King George the Third, 2 vols. 8vo. cloth, 10s 1829 94
of the Manuscript Maps, Charts, and Plans, and of the Topographical Drawings, 2 vols. 8vo. bds. 108
1844 95 CATALOGUE of PRINTS and Drawings. Division I. Political and Personal Satires. Vol. I, 1320 to April 11, 1689, 8vo. £1. 58
Vol. II, June, 1689 to 1733, 8vo. £1. 108 1873 97
Vol. III, by F. G. Stephens, and containing many descriptions by E. Hawkins, in 2 vols. stout royal 8vo. lxxx and 1267 pp. cloth, £2. 2s
1877 98 CATALOGUE of PRINTS and DRAWINGS: Political and Persoual Satires, Vol. IV, royal 8vo. 30s
1883 “The fourth volume of the Catalogue of Satirical Prints and Drawings in the British Museum,' compiled by the late Mr. Edward' Hawkins, Keeper of the Antiquities, and Mr. F. G. Stephens. The volume describes the last designs of Hogarth ; the satires of his antagonists, Paul Sandby and others ; the sketches of the Marquis Townsbend ; the earlier works of Bunbury ; Matthew Darly's prints; and in dealing with about 1200 works, covers the period of 'Junius,' the North Briton, and the • Macaronies,' i. e., 1760-1770.”—The Athenæum, April 1, 1882.
The British Museum contains a very great number of English artistic satires, including many that are unique, a large proportion that are extremely rare, and others that possess various claims on the attention of students.-G, W. Reid, Keeper of the Prints. 99 PRINTS and DRAWINGS in the British Museum, reproduced by photo
graphic process, Parts I and II: ITALIAN PRINTS, 60 facsimiles in impl. folio case, VERY SCARCE, £10.
the same, Part II, 30 facsimiles, in a case, £4. 1883 The second part includes seven subjects of Marc Antonio Raimondi, four of Giulio Bonasone, three each of Agostino Musi—“Veneziano "-and the Master of the Die ; others by Nicolo Beatrizet, Enea Vico, etc. 101 WILLSHIRE'S (Dr. W. H.) Descriptive Catalogue of Playing Cards in
the British Museum, 2 parts in 1 vol. royal 8vo. 24 plates, cloth, 218
1879 Added is a general History of Playing Cards and remarks on Cards of Divination, and a politico-historical character.
" The Catalogue Raisonné of the Playing Cards in the British Museum, entrusted to Dr. Willshire and prepared by him in the Print-Room, is partly in the hands of the printers. The systematic or descriptive portion is to be prefaced by a concise bistory of Playing Cards, and the series of packs which have a politico-historical character will be introduced by a continuous historical survey of the events to which these cards relate. The curious and interesting subject of the application of cards to divination and their supposed connection with the occult philosophy of ancient Egypt receives, we believe, rather full consideration, as the cards known as Tarots pass under review. It is intended that very complete tables and indexes shall accompany the Catalogue."Athen oum, February 6th, 1876.
BRITISII MUSEUM PUBLICATIONS—continued. 102 Catalogue of Early Prints in the British Museum:
Vol. I: GERMAN and FLEMISH SCHOOLS, by W. H. WILLSHIRE, M.D., royal 8vo. xii. and 348 pp. and 10 plates, cloth, 12s 6d
1880 “Among the numerous works in the Museum Collection of Prints are many early cats from both wood blocks and metal plates, which, though often not possessing qualities of artistic value, are of importance in relation to the history of engraving as illustrating the religious and social aspects of their time. Many of them being unique, all being scarce, and their congeners fast disappearing from the print market, it has been deemed advisable to bring them together and describe them under their characteristic features.
“By this means it is trusted that these early efforts in an important branch of Art may be rendered more interesting and more instructive than they could be wbile left undistinguished and dispersed among the general collection.
"The examples described in the present work are anonymous prints chiefly of the German and Flemish schools of the fifteenth and the first quarter of the sixteenth century.
" It is intended that the catalogue now placed before the public shall be followed by other volumes containing the works of Masters of the same schools.
“The present Catalogue is the work of Dr. W. Hughes Willshire.
G. W. REID."
VIII. NATURAL HISTORY.
List of the specimens of Mammalia, by J. E. Gray, 12mo. sd. scarce, 58
1843 Catalogue of Mammalia, Part I. Cetacea, 12mo. 8 plates, scarce, 58 1850 Catalogue of Mammalia, Part II. Seals, 12mo. woodcuts, 58 1850
Part III. Ungulata Furcipeda, 12mo.128. Plates 1852 Carnivorous Mammalia, 8vo. 68 6d. Woodcuts 1869
Ruminant Mammalia (Pecora), 8vo. 38 60 1872 Hand-List of the Edentate, Thick-skinned, and Ruminant Mammals in the British Museum, 8vo. 128. Plates
1873 Catalogue of Seals and Whales, 2nd edition, 8vo. Woodcuts. 88 1866 Supplement, 8vo. Woodcuts. 28 6d
1871 Monkeys, Lemurs, and Fruit-eating Bats, 8vo. 48. Woodcuts
1870 Bones of Mammalia, 8vo. 58
British Museum Publications continued.
1843 Hand List of Seals, Morses and Sea-Bears by J. E. Gray, 8vo. 30 plates, cloth, 128 6d
1874 DOBSON (George E.) Catalogue of Chiroptera, thick 8vo. 30 plates, about 200 figures, cloth, 308
1878 “This volume contains a complete account of all the species of Bats known at present, 400 in number, of which 85 are desiderata in the British Museum. In the year 1843, when the •List of Mammalia in the Collection of the British Museum,' was published, 136 species represented by 418 specimens were contained in the Museum ; 2666 specimens are enumerated in this catalogue, an increase chiefly due to the indefatigable zeal of the former Keeper of the Department, the late Dr J. E. Gray, who at various times devoted himself to a systematic study of some of the families." - Albert Günther.
2. MAMMALS, BIRDS, &c. Catalogue of Mammals, Birds, Reptiles and Fishes, of Nepal, presented by B. H. Hodgson, Esq., 12mo. 28 3d
1853 of Mammalia and Birds of New Guinea, 8vo. ls 6d 1859 List of Osteological Specimens, 12mo. 28
3. BIRDS. Catalogue of the Genera and Sub-Genera of Birds, by G. R. Gray, 12mo. sd. scarce, 58
1855 Hand-List of Birds, Part I. Accipitres, Fissirostres, Tenuirostres, Dentirostres, 8vo. 78
1869 Part II. Conirostres, Scansores, Columbæ, Gallinæ, 8vo. 68
1870 Part III. Struthiones, Grallæ, and Anseres, with Indices, 8vo. 88
1871 List of the specimens of Birds, by G. R. Gray, 8 parts, 12mo.
1848-67 Part III. Sect. I. Ramphastidæ, 12mo. 6d 1859 Part III. Sect. II. Psittacidæ, 12mo. 28
1855 Sect. III. and IV. Capitonidæ and Picidæ, 12mo. ls 6d
1868 Part IV. Columbæ, 12mo. 18 9d
1856 Part V. Gallinæ, 12mo. ls 6d
1867 Catalogue of the Birds of the Tropical Islands of the Pacific, 8vo. ls 6d
1859 A CATALOGUE of Birds, by R. BOWDLER SHARPE, F.L.S.,
F.z.s. &c., &c., Assistant in the Zoological Department. British Museum. Vol. I. Acciptres, 8vo. xvi and 480 pp. many woodcuts and 14 coloured plates of new or little known species of BIRDS OF PREY, cloth, 198
1874 the same, Vol. II. Striges or Nocturnal Birds of Prey, 8vo. xii and 326 pp. with 14 coloured plates of Owls, cloth, 168
1875 the same, Vol. III: Passeriformes or Perching Birds, 8vo. xiii and 343 pp. 14 coloured plates besides woodcuts, cl. 178 1877
—the same, Vol. IV: Passeriformes, part III, Cichlomorphæ, 8vo. xvi and 496 pp. and 14 coloured plates, cloth, 208 1879