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LONDON, SATURDAY, JULY 4, 1863.
prince's love of literature. The wonderful rarity
of books issuing from the press of Walter ChepCONTENTS.–No. 79.
man and his partner Andro Millar can only be NOTES:- Early Scottish Printers, 1 - Sir Walter Ralegh : Inedited Letter, 3 – Archbishop Harsnet and Bishop explained by the subsequent burning of EdinKen, Io.
burgh by the English, and the great fire that MINOR NOTES: -Miss Vane: Disappointed Love – Burn- occurred in 1700 ; and which consumed that por
ing Alive - Swift: "Tale of a Tub”- Anniversary of tion of the city which, in all probability, was the Drumclog-Fulke Greville, Esq., and Frances his Wife, 4.
emporium of books, viz. the Parliament Square. QUERIES:- St. Mary Matfelon: “ Virgini Parituræ,” 5Higgs, Hall, and Waterland, 6 – Apsley: Strickland :
The collection of tracts in the Library of the Wynne - Bells
of Spain – Black Monday -- Blow norton Faculty of Advocates, printed by Chepman and Clock - Country Residence- Cromwell Memorial - The
Millar, is unique. A fac-simile copy was taken Dudleys of Coventry - John Dyon - Flodden Field — Knighthood - - Law of Adultery - Luther — Mary Queen some years since; and what is certainly odd of Scots' Letter to Queen Elizabeth - Monumental Brass enough, the whole impression was nearly con- Pizarro's, Coat of Arms - The Rising in the North A Scottish Colony in France - Snuff. Boxes presented by
sumed by a fire which broke out in the workshop Queen Anne - Mr. Stafford Alessandro Stradella of Mr. Andrew Thomson, an eminent Edinburgh Attack on Prince of Wales - Tenbury Wells, 6
bookbinder, with whom the copies had been deQUERIES WITH ANSWERS:- Who was Sedechias?: Bibli-posited to be put in boards. Several were totally Passage in Vallancey – Royal Arms of Spain --Year-Book destroyed; but the greater portion was saved,
Anonymous Thomas Earl of Cleveland - Waterloo burnt in the margin. By the process of inlaying, Medals, 9.
a sufficient number were completed to satisfy the REPLIES:- The Knights Hospitallers, &c., 11--- Source of the Nile, 13 - Sermons upon Inoculation, Ib.- French Le.
demands of the few individuals who take an ingend, 14 - The Looking Glass, 15 – Bainbridge, 10. — Tottenham, M.P. - Goldsmith Club - Time-William Mar- had not been in Mr. Thomson's shop, were unin
terest in such matters. Four copies alone, which - Ploughs in Churches — Gentilhomme: Nobilis – Denti- \ jured. Copies are now exceedingly rare, and tion in Old Age - “ Crush a Cup:” “Crack a Bottle" Chaucer and his Editor, Thynne - The Danish Invaders
usually bring, when occurring for sale, from four Sir Charles Calthrope - Greek and Roman Games — Epi
to five guineas. The Breviary of Aberdeen is the taph in Lavenham Churchyard - Cold in June - Prover- only other book, printed by Chepman and Millar, bial Query -“The Council of Ten," 17.
now known to exist. Two perfect copies have Notes on Books, &c.
been preserved: one in the Faculty, and the
other in the University Library of Edinburgh. Notes.
It is in two volumes, very beautifully printed. EARLY SCOTISH PRINTERS.
A single volume has, it is understood, turned up
in the North. There is a reprint of this valuable The following curious entry relative to the ex- work, of which copies were taken on Bannatyne emption from taxation of the widow of Walter Club' paper. Mr. David Laing, librarian of the Chepman, the earliest Scotish printer, is copied Writers to the Signet-whose knowledge in all from a note-book of a deceased eminent genea- matters relative to the literature of his native logical antiquary, who extracted it from the county is so well known-subsequently furnished records :
an Introduction. “ Provost, baillies, counsale, and committee of our The early Scotish printers have been very unburgh of Edinburgh, we greit you weill; forsamekill as we of before be oure utheris letteres under our privie
fortunate in the preservation of specimens of their seal and signete exemit oure lovit, oratoure and wedo, press : indeed, prior to 1600, books printed in Agnes Cokburne, the relict of unquhile Walter Chep St. Andrew's, or Edinburgh, were rarissimi. Even man, bu of oure said burgh, of all payingis of onie years after that date, they are almost equally taxis, stents, dewties, or otheris contributione within the
Thus, of Andro Hart's edition of The samyn during hir líftime, as oure saidis letteris mair Bruce, printed in 1616, one perfect copy alone is fullelie preportis, &e.: nor the leise * as we ar informit known that in the Bodleian being defective. ze nou askis and crauis fra hir ane certain soume of money in name of taxt to the biging of oure park,t his
The one mentioned as quite perfect was brought majesty of new exemis hir fra ony taxis, stentis, dewties, to light upon the dispersion of the magnificent or contributiounis within our said burgh, or any taxt to library which had been accumulated from time to the bigeing of oure said park, in tyme to cum.”
time by the ancient family of Anstruther of AnThe date is the 4th of February, in the twenty. struther; and
carefully preserved at Elie House, eighth year of his majesty's reign. James died in Fifeshire. For the condition, as well as rarity, upon the 15th December, 1542, having reigned this collection was unrivalled — at least, in Scotnine-and-twenty years.
land. This supposed unique edition was purchased This grant of exemption to the widow of Chep- by me, and is referred to by Mr. C. Innes in man is an interesting instance of this accomplished the edition of The Bruce, printed under his suNevertheless.
perintendence for the use of the Members of the What is now termed the King's Park, beside Holy Spalding Club. rood House.
Another Scotish poem, noticed in Herbert's
- Imeresca. * Sens Asdris by Robert Lek. less Is The secrecy oss immediately communicated = = = ze made a se iz D. Irving, the learned librarian of * = 1 WS ore Fase Advocates, who had been recently
eiset sos The coal-hole, as it may sesso 1:2 PLS Prebe med was thereupon searched, and EN PL 3:2* sumede sides turned up; but none
- 1 mars. The volume was immediately - Iskanes 23 års sai esek srticle bound separately in
mrzeby Vz. Abraham Thomson — the Surveer ze in s bancaie stas: time in Scotland; and
s no ezeralls preserved in the Faculty * 2.2 is it. T: prereas the chance of the disap-s = 1s sessie & Roz Collzex again, a reprint was
se remaže z sie etorial care of David Laing,
is a use portion of that valuable collec: :25 Weet Sescer poetry which that gentleman
-szei e a se veis sed to which the reader is
I pe mes atse prodactions of our Scotch
2018 is uimess cetirely disappeared. Thus, 1. zveze zeer Lisex. Burgess of Edinburgh," SSSR es se ls e Viss, 1602), from his will, *** v Tas been eased in the Bannatyne Miscel
cm TIL s prored to have published 'TE
mumerus isTe single volume of his s ta veist antal within these few years,
s rai - scorered, consisting of a Velero's sonts. Amongst these were inr Bose Eşedes wanting the title, but ra sense's izie st the end : an odd one sur er being s cesse delineation of a por
5. Da se s sinon, in a river (perhaps min. mis beasing upon a hill in the
asrun Tee grint is: "Edenburgi apud 3ram Smässano Do. 1583," 12mo. The Ue was rere the treatise “De officiis," cas - yngstonus 1574;" and si sceis e notes by Erasmus, Me
di eid cé Seyth's demise, his will inSRO 25 * s kis stock 1275 copies of 2 tn E of Cicero;" and having e dei pezze si publisher, he must have Sv: Zomres epea sore his demise. Nevermais de aer sad that defective of the title, is s rg lee sei This has undoubtedly FRI is beiz: sschool-book; and meet
se si fate that befalls productions I Be Searth was not merely the TLJUSİZ . sebord-books: for we find, in the ammes stock, 232 - Gray Steillis," are res vai aur supposed to be in exaz Insæi es the discovery of a more
mula s. the poem was supposed to have 2. R2 Widecome of his 1034 "Dundee
Painties - Fsballis of Isope," and various