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Department of Printed Books Acquisitions 1965-1975 English Books 1701-1800 By M. J. Jannetta ARBUTHNOT, John, M.D. A Catalogue of the capital and well-known library of books, of the late celebrated Dr. Arbuthnot, deceased; which will be sold by auction, by Mess. Christie and Ansell... on Tuesday, December 21, 1779, and the two following days, etc. [London, 1779]. 8°: A-O. Arbuthnot had died in 1735, and the auctioneers' records have shown that a fairly high proportion of the lots belonged not to the Arbuthnot estate but to other owners. Used with caution, however, the document sheds new light on perhaps the most learned member of the Scriblerus Club. No other copy has been recorded. Munby and Coral, p. 77. C.i3i.dd.9. C A T A L O G U E or THl t*"TAl ftHD " ILL-KWOWS LIBRARY of BOOKS, 0 r THE LATE CELEDRATED Dr. ARBUTPINOT, DECEASED; Which witl be Sold by AUCTIOK, By MclT. CHRISTIE and ANSELL, At iheir Grtat Room, THE ROVAL ACADtMY, PALL MALL. OnTUESDAY,DECE.MBER2i,i779, AND int. TWO rOLtOWlllQ DATk To be titwti eo Frid^r Ag f 7i£, uid to tha Tim* ef Sile [SnniUT cx^ipinl], whicb wiJl begin ucli Daf e i i ^ 7 at i i o'Clocii. CATALOGUBS DWT ikin bt kid u ibnt. •,• CaJiiiui if Sill ti K/M!. [BERKELEY, George, Bishop ofCloyne.] The querist, containing several queries, proposed to the consideration of the public. [By George Berkeley, Bishop of Cloyne.] Dublin: G. [I7351-37- 8°: A^ B-G4 H^; A The first edition of Berkeley's politico- economic essay, presented in the form of a series of numbered rhetorical questions. Originally published in three separate parts, complete copies are extremely rare. Keynes 47-50. C.i75.b.4. BiBLiA or A practical summary of ye Old & New Testaments. Lond.: printed for R. Wtlkin, iji-j. 64°: TT' A-R8 S^ (with an engraved frontispiece and title-page to each volume, and 14 other plates). First issue of the first English children's Bible in miniature, later reprinted under the title The Bible in Miniature by Harris, by Newbery, and still later by others. Most of the surviving copies have the original date in the imprint altered to 1728. Sptelmann 15A. C.i8o.a.5. [BLACKWELL, Henry, fencing Master.] The Enghsh fencing-master: or. The compleat tuterour of the small sword . . . In a dialogue between master and scholar. Adorn'd with several curious postures. [The dedicatory epistle signed: Henry Blackwell.] London: printed by J. Downing., 1702. 4": 77^ A-H"*. A fine, uncut copy of the first edition of this work. NUG records four copies, and the title appears in Thimm's somewhat dated list of 80

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English Books 1701-1800

By M. J. Jannetta

A R B U T H N O T , John, M.D. A Catalogue of thecapital and well-known library of books, ofthe late celebrated Dr. Arbuthnot, deceased;which will be sold by auction, by Mess.Christie and Ansell... on Tuesday, December21, 1779, and the two following days, etc.[London, 1779]. 8: A-O.

Arbuthnot had died in 1735, and theauctioneers' records have shown that a fairlyhigh proportion of the lots belonged not to theArbuthnot estate but to other owners. Usedwith caution, however, the document shedsnew light on perhaps the most learned memberof the Scriblerus Club. No other copy has beenrecorded.Munby and Coral, p. 77. C.i3i.dd.9.


or THl t*"TAl ftHD " ILL-KWOWS




Which witl be Sold by AUCTIOK,

By MclT. CHRISTIE and ANSELL,At iheir Grtat Room,



To be titwti eo Frid^r Ag f 7i, uid to tha Tim*ef Sile [SnniUT cx^ipinl], whicb wiJl begin

ucli Daf e i i ^ 7 at i i o'Clocii.

CATALOGUBS DWT ikin bt kid u ibnt.

, CaJiiiui if Sill ti K/M!.

[BERKELEY, George, Bishop ofCloyne.] Thequerist, containing several queries, proposedto the consideration of the public. [By GeorgeBerkeley, Bishop of Cloyne.] Dublin: G.

[I7351-37- 8: A^ B-G4 H^; A

The first edition of Berkeley's politico-economic essay, presented in the form of aseries of numbered rhetorical questions.Originally published in three separate parts,complete copies are extremely rare.

Keynes 47-50. C.i75.b.4.

BiBLiA or A practical summary of ye Old &New Testaments. Lond.: printed for R.Wtlkin, iji-j. 64: TT' A-R8 S (with anengraved frontispiece and title-page to eachvolume, and 14 other plates).

First issue of the first English children's Biblein miniature, later reprinted under the titleThe Bible in Miniature by Harris, by Newbery,and still later by others. Most of the survivingcopies have the original date in the imprintaltered to 1728.

Sptelmann 15A. C.i8o.a.5.

[BLACKWELL, Henry, fencing Master.] TheEnghsh fencing-master: or. The compleattuterour of the small sword . . . In a dialoguebetween master and scholar. Adorn'd withseveral curious postures. [The dedicatoryepistle signed: Henry Blackwell.] London:printed by J. Downing., 1702. 4": 77 A-H"*.

A fine, uncut copy of the first edition of thiswork. NUG records four copies, and the titleappears in Thimm's somewhat dated list of


works relating to fencing. His description, how-ever, seems to correspond with the B.L. copyof the 1705 reissue, in which are to be foundtwenty-four folding engraved plates, entitledThe art of defence, etc.'

T H E C A B I N E T - M A K E R S London book ofprices, and designs of cabinet-work in per-spective, on twenty copper plates; containingabove one hundred various designs, by theLondon Society of Cabinet-makers: fullyillustrating the methods of calculation adoptedin the work, etc. London: sold at the WhiteSman^and the Black Boyy 1788. 4^: a^b-*(b4)A-S"* (With an additional title-page, engraved,and 20 other plates).

Primarily intended, as the title indicates, tohelp regulate and calculate the cost of manu-facturing items of furniture, the work includesa collection of designs, most of which were

produced by Thomas Shearer. P. Ward-Jackson {English Furniture Designs, 1958) men-tions similar titles; NUC records two copies ofa work with the identical title.


C H I P P E N D A L E , Thomas. The gentleman andcabinet-maker's director. Being a large collec-tion of the most elegant and useful designs ofhoushold furniture in the gothic, Chinese andmodern taste . . . The second edition. London:printed by J. Haberkorn for the Author, 1755.fol.: 77-' a-b^ A-G^ (with 162 plates, includingan engraved dedication leaf and plate no. 25in duplicate).

The second edition of Chippendale's greatbook of furniture designs, first published in1754. Apart from a few minor corrections in thenumbering of the plates and the alterations tothe title-page, the letterpress and engravingsare identical to the first edition.


[CLELAND, John.] Memoirs of Fanny Hill.London: R. Griffiths, [1750]. 12: A^ B-M'^

This abridgement of the Memoirs of a Womanof Pleasure was made by Cleland for Griffithsafter legal proceedings had been taken againstthe complete text. Cleland cut all the details ofsexual encounters, sometimes ten or more pagesat a time, and recast the work in the form ofeleven letters. It was advertised on 8 March1750, but the Bishop of London, ThomasSherlock, protested on 15 March to the Secre-tary of State and a warrant was issued that day.




If I'bavi painttd Vice in ils giiyffi Co-Uurs, if I birve deck'd it with Fineers,il bas btm foltiy in order to make theworthier, tht felemncr Saerijicc of it to^"lrt^Je.


Piinicd for R. G R I F F i T H s, in S t PmiJ'sC ' t J J

As a result of this swift action copies are veryscarce, and the work was hitherto known to

[ D E F O E , Daniel.] The the [sic] vision, a poem,[Edinburgh, 1706.] 4: A^.

Priority in the early printings is uncertain, butthe presence of a redundant 'the' in the title anda misprint 'withches' in line 2 (both corrected ina variant copy at Boston Public Library) sug-gest that this may be considered the first edition.Defoe's famous poem was written while he wasin Edinburgh on official business, concerningnegotiations for the Act of Union in 1706. Itis a satire in the form of a Pindaric ode on LordBelhaven's speech denouncing the Union.

Foxon D185. C.i75.i.22,Moore 123.

DoDDRiDGE, Philip. A course of lectures onthe principal subjects in pneumatology,ethics, and divinity, etc. London: J. Buckland,etc., 1776. 4: A-t a* b^ B-4G* 4H'.

This is a copy of the second edition prepared byDr. Andrew Kippis for the third edition, whichappeared in 2 vols., 8, in 1794. It includesextensive annotations and additions, both inthe margins and on inserted pages and slips, aswell as the text of the preface to the new edition.Kippis had given oblique notice of his intentionto produce this new edition in the note onDoddridge's Lectures he had included in hisown Biographia Britannica in 1793.


DuNDERDALE, David, AND CO. Desseins despieces de Fayence fabriquees a CastlefordPottery pres de Leeds, par D** Dunderdale &Co., etc. [Gastleford,] 1796. 4.

Yorkshire pottery has been enthusiasticallycollected since the nineteenth century, in

scholarship only by photographs of a few pages particular the distinctive cream-colouredof a lost copy known before the last war earthenware. Much of this creamware origin-{v. David Foxon, Ltbertme Literature, ^^^^ f om the Leeds Pottery, but some waspp. 52 ff.). made elsewhere, for instance at David Dunder-

.9. dale's Castleford Pottery, established in 1790.


As most of it is unmarked, an engraved patternbook of this kind is an essential document inidentifying pieces. A facsimile edition waspublished in 1973.

C.i23.g.26. ifacs. X.423/1927.)

AN ESSAY upon pastoral; together with somebrief reflexions on eclogue verse. Written by aperson of quahty. London: Benj. Bragg, 1708.

An anonymous pamphlet containing compli-mentary verses addressed to the author by one*T. B.'. The greater part of the essay constitutesa somewhat effusive evocation of 'the agree-ableness ofa Pastoral life' for both nymphs andshepherds. Of greater significance for studentsof the genre are the last four pages of'reflections', pubHshed in the year before thepastorals of Philips and Pope were issued to-gether in Poetical Miscellanies. The sixthvolume (1709).

C. 175.1.2.

FFELD ING, Henry. The history of Tom Jones,a foundling. London: printed for A. Millar,1749. 12: 6 vols.

Apparently a unique copy of the first edition,with only twelve cancelled leaves. All othercopies have a thirteenth cancel, sig. N8 of vol. 5.Here the leaf has been slashed for cancellation,but not removed.


GLASGOW. University of Glasgow. Academyfor Painting and Sculpture. A catalogue ofpictures, drawings, prints, statues and bustsin plaister of Paris, done at the Academy inthe University of Glasgow, etc. [Glasgow:R. and A. Foulis, 1758]. 2: TT-' A - D D'.With: A proposal for encouraging, by sub-scription, an academy for painting and sculp-ture, now instituted at Glasgow. [Glasgow: R.and A. Foulis, 1753?]. 2: 77 .

As early as 1831 W. J. Duncan, in his LiteraryHistory of Glasgow, provided an account of theFoulis-inspired Academy, and also reprintedthe catalogue from a copy in the possession ofDavid Laings, Esq. The proposal is also listedin Duncan's bibliography and dated [c. 1758].This dating is supported by a reference in theScots Magazine for January 1759, where theeditor comments that 'the academy has nowsubsisted five or six years; and about a twelve-month ago was published the proposal . . .which we here insert'. Gaskell records only asingle copy of the Catalogue in the MitchellLibrary, Glasgow, which also has the proposalbound between TTI and Ai ; Gaskell adducesother evidence for dating the proposal [} 1753].

Gaskell 352 and 257. C.175.dd.16(1-2).

[GRAY, Thomas.] An elegy wrote in a countrychurch yard. The second edition. [By ThomasGray.] London: printed for R. Dodsley; andsold by M. Cooper, 1751. 4: ^4 ^z

This fills a conspicuous gap in the Library'scollections. With the recent acquisition of a


P I C T U R E S , D R A W I N G S , P R I N T S ,

S T A T U E S and BU S T S in P L ^ I S T K R of PARIS ,

D O N K A ! T H F,

A C A D E M y IN T H E U N I V E R - i l t V OT G L A S G O W

ID ihls Catalogue is inferred a CoUcftion of Prints, the plates of which

are tlie property of R. and A. F o u L i s.

Fublilhed for the ufe of S I / B S C A I B E R : ; .

copy of the fifth edition, the Library now needsonly a copy of the sixth to complete its holdingsof the first eleven recorded editions, publishedbetween 1752 and 1759.

Northup 493. C.ii6.e.32.

THE HISTORY of Little Goody Two-Shoes,etc. London: J. Newbery, 1765. 32; A-P (withan engraved frontispiece).

A copy of what is almost certainly the firstedition, which came to light as the result of atelevision programme about rare books. A fulldescription of the volume and its contents hasbeen published by R. J. Roberts in BMQ^xxix(1964-5), pp. 67-70.

Roscoe ]i6-j{i). C.i8o.a.3.

With the acquisition of this edition the Librarynow has a complete collection of the editionspublished in Johnson's lifetime. This one,which incorporates a number of correctionsand alterations, was originally issued in parts.

AlstonW 178. C.i33.h.5,

[ JOHNSON, Samuel, LL.D.] The life ofAdmiral Blake. Containing an account of thegallant actions of that brave commander . . .Together with his character in private life,etc. London: E. Cave, 1740. 8: 77' A-B" C^

One of Johnson's earliest pamphlets. The textalso appeared in the Gentleman's Magazine forJune 1740. The only other recorded copy of thispamphlet is at Yale.

JOHNSON, Samuel, LL.D. A dictionary of theEnglish language . . . The second edition.London: J. & P. Knapton, etc., 1755, 56.fol.: 2 vols.

J O N E S , William, Architect. The gentlemens orbuilders companion, containing variety ofusefull designs for doors, gateways, peers.

or Builders Companion


Doors.CTafewavsJl?ersJli\'i- -llicin.s,Temples.ChinineyHeces{'.Stah Tallies,Pirr Glafse-t. ^orTabernarle Frames,

\ Celling Tfices JTc,

. By'\\'"'"JoNKS Arr/>j.tect.

frintr^Ar d/ ttuMar, andJeUatLondon


pavilions, temples.. .&c. explained on copper- At the time Blakey's bibliography of theplates. London: the Author, 1739.4. Minerva Press was compiled, only Michael

Comprising sixty designs on fifty-six plates, Sadleir'scopy of this work was recorded^WC" " ' ' ' ' " "" "''^^' ^''''' ' " ^ " '795 D b l ithis is the only work by William Jones, prob-

ably best known as the architect of RanelaghGardens and its Rotundo. According to PeterWard-Jackson {English Furniture Designs,1958), the designs for tables and mirrors areamong the earliest published by an Englishauthor. This item is a significant addition to theLibrary's already rich collections of eighteenth-century architectural books.

""' '795 Dublin

A J O U R N A L of a voyage round the world inHis Majesty's ship the Dolphin, commandedby the Honourable Commodore Byron . . . Bya Midshipman on Board, etc. London: M.Cooper, 1767. 8: A^ &{^^+^K^ ^B ) C-D^E4 p2 (^ith one folding plate).

The second of two unauthorized accounts ofByron's circumnavigation published a yearafter Byron's return. The first, 'By an Officer',was evidently compiled from one of the ship'sjournals and was published in response to thegreat interest aroused by Byron's encounterwith a group of Patagonian 'giants'. Thisaccount 'By a Midshipman' is a shorter versionderived from the Officer's account. Althoughproviding no new information on the voyageitself, it includes an insertion of fourteenunpaginated leaves between pp. 24 and 25,comprising a description of the Patagonians.The book is very rare, and a valuable additionto the Library's holdings of works on thisimportant voyage.


[ K A H L E R T , Carl Friedrich.] The necro-mancer: or the tale of the Black Forest:founded on facts: translated from the Germanof Lawrence Flammenberg, [pseudonym ofC. F. Kahlert] by Peter Teuthold, r :. London:printed for William Lane at the Minerva-Press,1794. 12' : 2 vols.

notoriety largely to its inclusion by Jane Austenin the list of 'horrid novels' in NorthangerAbbey. This copy was bound by ChristianKalthoeber, possibly for William Beckford.

KIR KE, Thomas. A curious collection of choicebooks (being the library of the late ThomasKirke, Esq;) are to be sold by auction at

in Leeds, on thenext. . . Also his mathematical

instruments, etc. [Leeds, 1710?]. 4: A-C^.

Like most eighteenth-century book-auctioncatalogues this one is very rare. It was knownto Munby and Coral, British Book Sale Cata-logues i6y6-i8oo {1977), only from an entryin a bookseller's catalogue. Kirke was a relativeand friend of Ralph Thoresby, whom heaccompanied in his antiquarian rambles.According to DNB the library and museumwhich Kirke helped his father to form was soldat auction in 1710.

L L O Y D ' S Register of shipping, 1764-1833(with some gaps).

The original registers have been deposited onindefinite loan by Lloyd's Register, with theaddition of three volumes which have beendeposited on similar terms by the Corporationof Lloyds. A photolithographic set has alsobeen presented by the Gregg Press Limitedwhich was responsible for the reproduction(shelfmark P.631/23).


M A R A T , Jean Paul. An essay on gleets; whereinthe defects of the actual method of treatingthose complaints of the urethra are pointedout, etc. London: W. Nicoll; J. Williams,[1775]. 4: A-D^


An extremely rare early work by the Frenchrevolutionary leader. It was written, in English,by Marat while he was resident as a physicianin Church Street, Soho, where he practised.St. Andrews University had conferred anhonorary degree of medicine on him in the sameyear. The book is known in only one othercopy, formerly in the possession of Dr. J. F.Payne and now in the Wellcome HistoricalMedical Library. The British Library has thereprint from this copy, which was then believedto be unique, published in 1891; the date at theend of the preface in the Payne-Wellcome copycould not be determined because of brokentype.





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MISCELLANEA poetica: or. Original poemsupon several occasions; with translations.Never before printed. London: printed^ andare to be sold by John Nutt, 1706. 8: A"* B-E^.

The preface indicates that this collection is thework of one author, but his identity remainsunknown. No other copy appears to have beenrecorded.

Not in Gase. (Foxon., p. 464.

N E W T O N , Sir Isaac. A treatise of the system ofthe world, etc. London: F. Fayram, 1728. 8:A8 {A4-7) *B4 B-K L^ M^ {with twoplates).

The first edition of the English translation,probably made by Andrew Motte, of Newton'sDe mundi systemate, published in the sameyear. This copy differs in certain respects fromthe one already in the Library which probablyrepresents the earlier state. A number of smallchanges were made during the process ofprinting: parts of the long introduction (byMotte ?) on the state of astronomy in Newton'stime were reset in order to allow for textualalterations. Other changes were made in thetext of the work itself, some of which wereincorporated in tbe second edition in 1731,others not.

Babson, p. 14; Gray 30 (not noticing variants)Wallis, 30.01. C.i23.d.3o.

PAGE, Thomas. The use of the broad sword. Inwhich is shown, the true method of fightingwith that weapon, as it is now in use amongthe Highlanders; deduced from the use of thescymitar; with every throw, cut, guard, anddisarm. Norwich: printed by M. Ghase, 1746.8: A-F4 (with one plate).

Detailed instructions on the best use of thebroadsword, a popular two-edged weapon, butone which still did not totally satisfy the needfor a cutting and thrusting instrument. TheScottish Highlanders are praised for theirexpertise with this weapon, but it is pointed outthat they always used a targe for added cover.The Library's copy is uncut, in contemporary


The True Method of Fighting with thatW I A f o N, M it it now in Lie among iheH t o i t L A N D S R S i deduc'd from the Ufeot the Scymitsr; with ery Throir, Cut,Guard, and Difann.

NORWICH.Printed by M. CKAIE, in the


grey wrappers; sewn at the end is a single leafof 'Catalogue, of clocks, watches, and othermachines, made and sold by T. Page, etc.'

Cup. 4o6.k.i8(i,2).

PERFECT, William. Select cases in the diffisrentspecies of insanity, lunacy, or madness, withthe modes of practice as adopted in the treat-ment of each. Rochester: printed and sold byW. Gtllman; sold by J. Murray, and J. Bern,London, 1787. 8"

Perfect practised as physician, surgeon, andobstetrician, and was also the owner of a privatemadhouse at West MaUing (Mailing Placeremains in use today as a private asylum). Thefirst collection of case histories was publishedin 1778, followed by various editions until theseventh and last in 1809, the year in whichPerfect died. The 1787 edition constitutes arepresentative survey of contemporary psy-chiatric practice, and the first collection ofpsychiatric case material.


P O P E , Alexander, the Poet. [The works ofAlexander Pope, Esq; Vol. IL Containing hisepistles and satires.] [1736]. 8.

Perhaps the most important imperfect oddvolume ever to be acquired by the Library. Thevolume contains extensive emendations andcorrections by the author. Some of these aretextual, most are to literal errors and to acciden-tals. Pope is known to have taken unusualinterest in the presentation of his texts inprint and this item makes a vital contribution tothe study of Pope's work as it passed frommanuscript to print, and was subsequentlyreprinted.Griffith 430. C.i22.e.3i.

P R O C E E D I N G S of the General United Societyfor supplying the British troops upon theContinent with extra clothing; together witha list of the subscribers and an account of thedistribution of the cloathing, and of theapplication of the money subscribed. London,1798. 2: 77- A^ B-2P x^, A-B^ C-Y? x'



Supplying the Britifti Troops





rut: o\T.r SURSCRIBED.

A detailed account of a little-known society [SMEDLEY, Jonathan, Dean of Glogher.]formed in November 1793 as a result of a A petition to His Gce the De of Gn.suggestion from ^several ladies with a humanity Dublin: printed in the year 1724. s.sh. fol.peculiar to the fair of this happy island' to . u J . c ji 1 . 1

. L ^ . , . ^\.^ ^^'-'"^ ^^ Attributed to Smedley on clear mternal evi-start a subscription for providmg flanne waist- , ^ -A \\U u n

. r .u rX, , , . , , dence. Swift answered the piece in His Grace scoats tor the troops. The scheme was highly . . ^ .L A *U r UI-

-, J J , , . , . % Answer to Jonathan, 1724. Another Dublinsuccessful, and under the chairmanship of . , \ c v . . .,i,.,,- T-. - ^ edition, issued as a o-paee tolio pamphlet,William Derayne enormous amounts of money , J . U r *U .J- J .

, . J- -1 , ^ printed the names 01 the individuals men-and goods were d'smbuted from 1793 to 1795. Tinned, here left blank.At a meeting on 19 March 1796 when the societywas wound up the Committee resolved'that one loxon S 499, C.i3i.g.7.hundred copies of the proceedings of this com-mittee, with a list of subscribers, be printed infolio'. The copy now in the British Library was [ S W I F T , Jonathan, Dean of St. Patrick's.] Anpresented to the Duchess of Buccleuch. answer to the Ballyspelhn ballad. Dublin:

C 171; e 24. P^i^^^d by George Faulkner, 1728. s.sh. fol.[RESTIF DE LA BRETONNE, Nicolas Anne ^ ' " " " . ' " . ^ " ^ ^ t \ 'Tho-as Sheridan'sf , 1 T -11 L c verses, in which he had praised Ballyspellanhdme.J Lucilla: or the progress of virtue, , - , , , ,, T J T^ J J r^ T^ , i d introduced as many rhymes to the name as

etc. London: J. Lowndes; G. Kearsly, 1770. , u r- 1 r o r>o. 44 R_L 12 jufi - " he could think of. Swift s poem is less polite

about the place and adds a number of newThis IS the author's second book, and rhymes. Before the discovery of this copy theapparently the only one to have been translated text was known only from the original manu-into Enghsh m the eighteenth century. It is script in the Department of Manuscripts, aalso the first translation ofany of Restif's books. manuscript copy in the Huntington Library,It IS not listed in Block's The English Novel, and the version printed by Faulkner as part of77.^0-/550, but J. Rives Childs recorded copies Swift's works in 1762.at Princeton, Chicago and in his own collection. ^ ^ ,

roxonb-jg-]. C.ii6.h.ii .2

[ROGERS, Woodes.] Providence display'd, or,A very surprizing account of one Mr. [WALPOLE, Horace, Earl of Orford.]Alexander Selkirk, master of a merchant-man A description of the villa of Horace Walpolecall'd the Cinque-ports.. .Written by his own - - . at Strawberry-Hill. Strawberry-Hill:hand, etc. London: printed by J. Read, ijiz. printed by Thomas Kirkgate, 1774. 4: TT'

This work was extracted from Woodes Rogers's The first edition of the catalogue which Horaceaccount A Gruising Voyage Round the World... Walpole himself compiled of his possessions atBegun in iyo8., and Finished in iyii, also pub- Strawberry Hill. This copy includes the addedlished in 1712. It is the first separately published Appendix, and two further sections which wereaccount of the story on which Robinson Grusoe printed in 1784 and 1786 respectively. A num-was based. The text was reprinted as part of ber of plates have also been inserted, mostlythe Harleian Miscellany, but the original taken from acopy of vol. 2 of Walpole's Wor*^printing is very rare; it is not recorded in 1798.NUG, though Sabin had seen the Lenox copy. //^^^^ Strawberry Hill, pp. 107 ff.Sabin 79017. C.i23.d.3i. C.i03.f.i2.

A N -

ANSWER to the Battjffpettm BALLAD.


DARE you difpute,You fawcy Brute,And think there's no rebelling^

Your fcurvy Lays,And fenfelefs Praife

You give to BaBjfieSii/*II.

How e'er you bounce,I here pronounce

You Med cine is repelling,Your Water's Mud,And fowrs the Blood,

When drank at 'BafftfpeSiM.UL

Thofe pocky Drabs,To cure their Scabs,

You thither are compelline,Will back be fent,Worfe than they went

From nafty 'BaSjffeBim,IV.

LtweBin! why?As well) may I,

Name honeft Doaor So hard fometimes

You tugg for RhimeS)To bring in BaByjfeBm.


To try your Wit,When you went Colonelling;

But dull Intrigues'Twixt Jades aod

That met at BaUiff

Our Lafles fair,Say what you dare.

Who Sovcimgt make witAt Market.HitlMore BeauK can kilt,

Than yours at BaltyffeBim,

vn.Wou'd I was whipt,When SheeUh ftript.

To wafb her felf our Well 2n,A Bum fo white,Ne'er came in Sight,

At paultry BaUjfpeStn.Vin.

Your Mawkins there,Smocks hempen wear

Por Holland, not an Ell injNo, noc a Rag,Whate'er you brag,

Is found at BaUjheUin*IX.

But Tom will prateAt any Rate,

All other Nymphs expelling;Becaufe he getsA few Grifets

At lowfy 'BaBjffeaiH f '.A.*

There's boney JaneIn yonder Lane*

Juft o'er againR [heWhere can you meet,A Lafs fo fwect.

Round all yXL

We have a Girl,Deferves an Earl,

She came fromSo fair, fo young,No fuch among

The BeUes of yfXII.

How wou'd you ftare.To fee her there

The foggy Mifts difpelling?That cloud the BrowsOf ev'ry Blowfe,

Who lives at 'BattyfpfBin.XIII.

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That leaks at BaMffpeBur,XIV

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At dirty "BaBjfptBim.XV.

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Which if, our Trees 3re felling.As proper quite

As tnofe you write.To force in B

Dublin: Printed by George Faulkner in Chrlft-Church-Yard, 1728.

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Edward, Author of'The London Spy\] Ward's writings in Ned Ward of GrubstreetApollo's maggot in his cups: or, The whim- (1946). The title-page with the imprint assical creation ofa little satyrical poet. A lyrick given above was probably intended for cancella-ode, etc. London: printed and sold by the book- tion; another issue is recorded which is identicalsellers of London and Westminster, 1729. 8: except that the title-page has T. Warner's nameA-G* H*. included in the imprint. The copy listed here

includes this second title-page bound at theAn attack on Pope's Dunciad. Ward's author- "* ^"' apparently conjugate with H4.ship is revealed in the postscript, and H. W. Foxon W 47, 48. Cup.403.bb. 12.Troyer includes the title in his bibliography of Guerinot, pp. 177-9.

Department of Printed Books

German popular literature as seen in some recent antiquarian acquisitions

By D. L. Paisey

Systematic acquisition of foreign literature for the British Museum library began in1834 with regular Government funding, and, particularly under Panizzi, the attention paidto current material was extended also to supplementing the existing holdings of olderbooks on as wide a scale as possible. His declared aim to make this the best library forforeign literature outside the countries concerned was to an extent achieved as an intel-lectual manifestation of British imperial dominance at its Victorian zenith. Under hisdirection, antiquarian purchasing, limited only by what came on to the market, wasvigorously pursued, and so-called 'popular' literature was acquired as readily as theproducts of high culture, a necessary development in view of the fact that the foundationcollections had represented overwhelmingly establishment interests. For literature,though mostly only for the literate, has from the beginnings of printing catered forvarious audiences, not merely for the ruling class and its clerical and scholarly servants.The other classes, as they joined and scaled the ladder of literacy, have had books directedat them, in accordance with what society at any time has seen as their needs, more par-ticularly when they became a substantial market, and they also produced their ownauthors.

Thanks largely to Panizzi, therefore, the earlier foreign collections in the BritishLibrary have an extraordinary depth. Generations of scholars have had reason to be grate-ful to him, and his modern successors recall that the quality of the historical scholarshipin all disciplines which can be carried on here is conditioned to an important degree bythe range and representative nature of the collections.