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2313. Vaughan's Golden Fleece Ames's Oration. Philad'a., 1800. $5.00 Aleeced of its map. Lond., 1626. $14.00

Auszug von Washington, etc. Chambersburg,

1816. 2316 & 2330. Vertoon, etc., &

$5.25

Bascom's Oration. Boston, 1800, $9.50 Vrie's Tracts on America, translated

Biographl, Mem of, etc. Philad'a, 1801. $5.75 from the Dutch by H. C. Murphy, and

Biog. Mem. of, New York, 1815. $5.00 privately printed for James Lenox. 832.00 Blakstee's Oration. Boston, 1800. $5.25 2318. Vinal's Sermon on the Accursed Carroll's Discourse. Baltimore.

$5.50 Thing that Hinders Success and Victory

Constantine and Eugene. Brussels, 1818. $5.75

Corry's Life of, etc. London, 1800. in War (Braddock Defeat tract). New

$5.00 [The same.] Dublin, 1801.

$4.75 port, 1755. 4to pp. 25.

$35.00

[The same.] New York, 1809. $7.00 What a warlike library our “ peaceful son" is

Gano's Sermon. Providence, 1800. $5.26 forming!

Holmes' Counsel of. Boston, 1800. $9.00 2348. Walsh. American Register.

Houdin's Oration. Albany, (1800). $11.50 Phil., 1817. 2 vols., half mor., uncut. Irving's Life of Washington. 1856. 5

$15.50

vols, extended to 10. Large Paper, moroc2349. Walter. The Sweet Psalmist

$980.00 of Israel. Boston, J. Franklin, 1722.

This copy contained over fifty portraits of Wash. $25.00 ington alone, an autograph of his, besides many of

other distinguished Americans, and an immense num2531. Walton & Cotton. Pickering's |

ber of rare and choice illustrative plates. ed., 1836. Bound (as it should be) in a Life of Washington. Boston, Isaiah Thomas, Jr. shady green levant morocco by Bedford. 1815. $184.00 Marshall's Life of Washington. Lond, 1804.

$55.00 A set of plates sold for $18.00. The Boston ed. of W. & C. brought $15.00.

Memory of Washington. Newport, 1800.

$33.00 2362. Ward's Simple Cobbler of Agga.

Morison's Oration. Newburyport, [1800]. $5.00 wam. Lond., 1647.

$30.00

Oration (at Lovett's Hotel). New York, 1800. WASHINGTONIANA.

$8.75

Paine's Letter to. Philad’a., 1796. $5.50 2370. WASHINGTON's Writings. Bost.,

Pickman's Oration. Salem, 1797.

$6.00 1837. 12 vols., l. p., half mor. Presented

Pierce's Eulogy. Boston, 1800.

$5.00 to Ed. D. Ingraham by Jared Sparks, the Poeticle Epistle to London, 1780. $24.00 editor, and containing a number of plates and Ramsay's Oration. Charleston, 1800. $7.50 cuttings inserted. Uncut. $216.00 Remarks on the conduct of. Philad., 1797. 2380. WASHINGTON's Journal. Lond.

$11.00 Savage's Eulogy. Salem, 1800.

$52.00 1754

$9.00

A selection of Orations. Amherst, 1800. $34.00 “ To the Commandants on the Ohio."

[Sewall's] Versification of the Farewell Address. 2383. Letters from, in 1776. Philad.,

Portsmouth, 1798.

$20.00 1785.

$11.00
Story's Eulogy, Salem, 1800.

$6.25 2392. The Will of, etc., Lond, 1800. Text-Book of the Wash. Benv. Soc., Concord, 1812. $6.00

$5.00 2385. Letters to Young, etc., Alexan

Thacher's Eulogy. Denham, 1800. $5.00

Trumbull's Funeral Discourses. New Haven, dria, 1803.

$5.00

1800. 2386. Monuments of Patriotism. Phila.,

[A Poem in Dutch). Leyden, 1789. $5.75 1802.

$5.00 Washington's Birthday--a Poem. Albany, 1812. Adam's Oration. Leominster, 1800. $10.25

$12.00 Allen's Poem and Eulogy. Haverhill, 1800. Washingtoniana. Lancaster, 1802. $7.50

$5.25 Washingtoniana. Baltimore, 1800. $21.50 Alsop's Poem to the Memory of. Hartford, 1800. The above articles are a few of the extensive col

$5.00 | lection of Washingtoniana, comprising that portion of

$6.50

1773.

the catalogue from 2393 to 2524 inclusive. The low 2586. Williams. Mr. Cotton's Letter prices at which most of these sold would scarcely

Examined and Unanswered. Lond, 1644. cover the cost of binding, which was principally morocco, polished calf, or elegant half bindings, by

. $90.00 Bedford, Matthews, or Bradstreet. Washingtoniana A third time " Mr. Pennfeather.” His reality is never suffered so great a demoralization.

a fact, though his name may be a fiction. His relig2526. Watson. Men and Times of the ion (if he has any other than that of the Bibliomania), Revolution. New York, 1856. Illustrated

we should suppose to be that of a true Baptist.

2599. $22.00

Wilson's Ornithology. copy (73 plates).

Phil., 1808. 9 vols.

$121.50 2540. Welde's Rise, Reign and Ruin of

2605. Wilson, S. Account of Carolina, the Antinomians, etc. London, 1644.

Lond, 1682. $27.50

$45.00

2015. Wisdom in Miniature. Worces2547. Wheatley's Poems. Lond,

ter, Isaiah Thomas. Bound by Bedford. $10.00

$11.00 2555. Whitfield's Light appearing etc.

2618. Wood's Histy of the Admin. of London, 1651.

$37.00

John Adams. New York, 1802. $8.50 2558. Whiting's Strength out of

A suppressed book. See Catalogue. Weakness. London, 1652. $21.00

2622. Wood's Long Island, Brooklyn, 2561. WhitInG's Discourse of the

1828.

$8.00 Last Judgment. Cambridge, 1664.

2623. Wood, W. New England's

$52.50 Prospect. London, 1635. $200.00 “ Which are of sweetest Comfort to the Elect

“A true, lively and experimental description of that Sheet, and of most dreadful Amazement and Terrour

part of America, commonly called New England, to Reprobate Goats."

laying down that which may both enrich the 2566. Whitney's History of the County mind-travelling reader, or benefit the future voyager. of Worcester. Worcester, Isaiah Thomas,

This copy contains the map of the south part of N.

E., and had the honor of being bound by Matthews 1793.

$53.00 in his choicest and lovingest manner. It will now This rare little "local ” has now found a local present to any Bibliomaniac, “in that part of Amerhabitation in Clinton's closet. See Ante.

ica commonly called New England." (And especial

ly to its owner of the south part thereof,) a most 2574. Wilkinson's Mem. of My Own

lively and beautiful 'prospect,' both internally and exTimes; Burr Conspiracy, and Gen. Wilk ternally. inson Vindicated; Philad’a., 1809-21. To 2639, Wynne's Private Libraries of gether 6 vols., fine and rare. $90.00

New York, 1860. Large Paper, 2 vols. 2580. Williams. Tales, National and

$176.00

Illustrated by the insertion of over 100 rare plates. Revolutionary. Providence, 1830–35. 2 | Formerly Mr. Andrews' copy. vols.

$15.00 2648. Zenger. Tryal of, Lond, 1738. This work (vol. 2, p. 262) contains a curious ac- | count of a prophecy made in reference to Arnold's

Thus ended the Rice Sale, not soon to be treason.

forgotten; and here also ends our short ac2584. Williams, Roger. The Bloody

count of it, full of the sins of omission, and Tenent. Lond, 1644.

$97.50

incapable of rendering it anything like justice, Fine large copy. The mysterious “ Pennfeather"

an incapacity which every reader of the cata-mysterious from his unreal reality--became the purchaser, through Mr. Gowans, of this rare tract.

logue will see at once, and forgive accordingThis is the Bloody Tenent before Cotton “ Washed "

ly. Our object has been principally to rehim. See COTTON.

cord some of the prices of the most rare and 2585. Williams. The Bloody Tenent, curious books, that they may console all like yet more Bloody, [or the White-Washed book-owners who intend to sell and encourWasher, see Cotton). London, 1652.

age all like book-collectors who intend to keep.

$122. 50! Finally, if we have a right to do so, we conFine large copy, Bound by Bedford. Mr. “ Penn

gratulate every collector who won new laufeather" again! A reality and a substance, he must, rels at this CONFLICT UNEXAMPLED IN AMERIbe, or he couldn't stand all this terrible blood-letting. CAN AUCTIONS.

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BOOK-BINDING.

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A SEGARDING the origin of the “ Bibliopegistical Art,” as Dr. Dibdin CHERR learnedly (or pedantically, if you choose) styles the art of book-binding, we Worau shall avail ourselves of the ready-made and convenient expression as applied

V to the origin of so many other arts ;-it is involved in the darkest obscurity! MVC There is, perhaps, a gleam of twilight too weak to be called dawn in the Ma y allusion of Photius to the erection of a statue to a man who made books

of glue. There are some veritable sticklers for the antiquity of the

art, who place the erection of this statue to the scarcely more than mythical Phillatius as evidence of the existence of book-binding before the Christian era. These antiquaries are however of the rabid kind, of a trusting nature, and in no wise appalled by the deplorable fate of poor Oldbuck, for here, unlike the 'Kaim of Kinprunes,' there's nobody to “mind the bigging o't,” and an A. D. L. L. may stand for Agricola Dicavit Libens Lubens, fearless of any sacrilegious translation into an “ Aiken Drum's Lang Ladle.” It is, no doubt, that these same have exerted considerable of that ingenuity no wise remarkable in antiquaries, in misapplying the reference of Photius as to a binder of books, when Phillatius was most probably the first to invent or apply glue to the sticking together of parchment or papyrus to make one continuous roll. This somewhat fallacious Phillatius story we take 'cum grano salis,'but our readers are welcome to their own deductions about the glue business, though it would certainly stick in any but a genuine antiquary's capacious swallow to claim the venerable but rather mythical Phillatius as the originator of bookbinding. We should be very happy, though, to adopt him as the Patron Saint of the art, and we would fain treat our readers with his portrait, but, alas! its rarity is beyond unique. *

* On a des preuves convaincantes que longtems avant la naissance de notre Seigneur les Grecs et les Romains relioient leurs livres avec de la cole. La ville d'Athène erigea une statue à l'auteur de cette invention, Nouv. Traitè de Diplom. vol. III., p. 60, note—' Trotz in prim. scrib, orig. p. 608,' being quoted as the authority. But Schwartz is ‘most learned' upon the glue theme ; quoting Lucian, and proving from Olympiodorus, as referred to by Photius, that a certain Athenian, of the name of Phillatius, was the inventor of making books by means of glue. Disp. II. De Ornamentis Librorum Veterum p. 47. Have the workshops of Messrs. Staggemier, Kalthoeber, Hering, Walther, Lewis, Clarke, &c., &c., busts of this said Phillatius ? Or, may we not move the previous question '-do busts of the said Phillatius exist ?-for to Him must the homage be paid of being considered as the FATHER OF Book-BINDING! When once the leaves were put safely together, the subsequent stages of covering, and ornamenting, &c., seem to have been matters of course. The canoe was made: it floated of its own accord. However, Leo Allatius (and Leo Allatius is an honorable man,' see vol. I, p. XXXII) says

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