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bulary, the usual prefaces, an inA very fair and valuable Exem- terlineary gloss, and a Catanea Pa plar of the Latin Gospels, of the trum. Vulgate edition, once belonging A transcript of the four Evangeto the abbey-church of St. Ed lifts of the Latin Vulgate, with vamund's Bury; elegantly written in rious readings, in Irish characters. the joth century, but unhappily The Epistles of St. Paul, the Cadespoiled of the initial leaves of tholic Epifles, and the Apocalypse the Gospels of St. Matthew, St. in Latin, with the arguments, a Luke, and St. John, probably for above 1000 years old, prior to St. the sake of the illuminations. At Jerome's corrections. The reading the beginning of this volume is a of the 8th verse of the 5th chapter fyllabus of the evangelical lessons, of the first Epiftle of St. John is in according to the usage of the Ro- the manuscripts Et tres funt qui mish church ; and at the end is in. teftimonium dant in terra, Jpiritus, serted the memorable conteft be- aqua, et sanguis, et tres unum funt. tween Gundulphus, bishop of Ro St. Paul's Epistles in Arabic. The chefter, and Picote, theriff of canonical Epistles of St. Paul in Grandebruge.

Latin, with a gloss; his Epiftle to • The Latin Gospels, written with the Laodiceans, and an exposition red ink, about the beginning of of the Gospel of St. John, written the 11th century, and in the Anglo. in the 12th century. Normanic character. In this MS, A Roman Pfalter of St. Jerome, the genealogy of our Saviour is written about the time of our king also detached from the other part Edgar ; illuminated ; and each of Matthew's Gospel ; as is like- psalm elegantly embellished with a wife the first part of the 18th verse moft curious historical drawing, ilof the first chapter, Christi autem luftrating the text. A Pfalter, with generatio fic erat. All the rubrics the litany, calendar, St. elegantly are written in gold capital letters; written ; illuminated and decorated and the initial letter of each Gof- with beautiful miniature paintings pel is also of gold, and fills an en of the inth century. A most cha

rious and finely preserved Psalter, The four Evangelists, written in in Greek, Latin, and Arabic the Irish character, by Brigidianus, written in the 12th century, King or Maol Brighte, for the use of Henry III's Psalter, cariously illu Gilla, coarb, or vicar of the church minated ; and written for his use by of St. Patrick, fupposed by father Thomas de Langley. A Grecl Simon to be at least 700 years old. Psalter, with facred hymns, of th

is one of the most authentic co 11th century. An extremely fine pies of the Latin Gospels, which Greek Pfalter, of the 12th centu. the Irish have ever fent out of their ry; and another of the same age, island. To this Exemplar are add- once belonging to the monks of ed, St. Jerome's prologue of the Monte Oliveto. A Latin Pfalter, tanons of the four Gospels, an ex with sacred hymns, written in the planation of such Hebrew and Sy- 13th century. Two Arabic Pfaltiac names as occur in the Gospels, ters, to one of which are subjoined

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2 pfalm composed on the saying rites, customs, and ceremonies, as Goliath ; and ten sacred canticles, used by the Jews in their prefent extracted from the scripture. A difperfion. Greek and Ruflian Psalter. A Scla II. Near 200 volumes of the Writvonic Pfalter. An exposition of ings of the Fathers : particularly a the Psaltar in Latin, illuminated, copy of part of the works of St. and most accurately written in a Hilary, written in the gth century, hand of the 10th century; and a and formerly belonging to the great variety of other valuable church of St. Mary and St. Nichotranscripts of the different biblical las of Arenítein. A fine transcript books, written in the roth, 11th; of St. Auguftine's fermons on the and 12th centuries,

gospel and first epistle of St. John, II. Cabbalas, Talmuds, and Tale written in the izth century, bemudical Books, Targums, Expo- longing to the same monastery. A sitions, Glosses, and Commenta- beautiful Exemplar of the fame Faries on the Pentateuch, and other ther's discourses on the book of books of the Old Testament, in Genesis, written in the 12th cenHebrew, Chaldee, and other lan- tury: and another, containing his guages, compiled by the most ce books De civitate Dei, et de Trini

lebrated rabbins. Amongst thefe tate, written in the 13th century. care, a

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fine copy of Maimoni: St. Chryfoftom's Greek homilies des de Lege, in Hebrew, and with: on the epiftle to Timothy, written out points, written in 1472, by Sa. in the : 3th century:

The works lomon Ben Alzuk; and the Sepher of St. Athanafius in Greek, of the a Misvot of rabbi Mofes Ben Jacob 14th century

The homilies of de Cosi; written in the beginning St. BafilEphraim Cyrus,

and of the 15th century. A very bean- John Chryfoftom; in Greek, writtiful transcript of Maimonides's ten in the 14th century ; and ano Moreh Nebuchim, in Hebrew, ther copy of the fame, with St. written in small characters by a Gregory's encomium on St. George Spanish hand, and finely illumi and St. Marina, likewise of the nated. R. Levi's Hebrew com- same age. As also ancient couna mentary on Job, written in the cils, canons, and constitutions ec14th century Sundry very ele- clefiaftical, great variety of annogant and ancient copies of the Li- tations, commentaries, expofitions, targies of the German and other harmonies of the four gospels, pas Jews; particularly a Liturgy, &c raphrafes, histories of the old and of the German Jews, written in New Testament, Ec..with a multithe 13th century. The Machazor, tude of theological treatises, many or Office of prayers, composed for of which are highly worthy to be their greater feasts, differing from consulted. che common printed Liturgy, and IV. Liturgies and Liturgical written in the 14th century. The Books; as the

Liturgies of SS.

Chry: order of prayer, in which the Ru- foltom, Bafil, and Nazianzen; of brics are more ample than in the which there are in this collection two printed books. Transcripts of R. very fair copies in Greek, one with Jacob' Ben Afher, and R. Ben Ez- the prayers and evangelical and epira's four orders ; containing all the ftolical iesions, written in the 11th

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century, and the other written in with miniatures, of saints, country the 14th, The Liturgy of the church sports, and employments, &c. As of Syria. Two fair volumes, con- also many others. taining the Samaritan Liturgy, The VI. Ancient Evangelisteria and Russian Liturgy. The Liturgies of Legionaries; among which are, an the Roman and Greek churches; Evangelisterium, written in Greek particularly a most valuable Exem- capitals in the 9th century. An plar of that of the latter; wherein Evangelifterium in Greek capitals, the several offices, chants, hymns, written in the year 995, by Conand antiphones, are marked with ftantine, presbyter : the first page Greek musical notes, according to thereof, and the references to the the present usage of that church. chapters, are in letters of gold. A curious Liturgy, adorned with Another Evangelifterium, adorned beautiful paintings and illumina- with pictures of the four evange tions; which, from the Calendar lists finely painted, and the rubrick of German Saints inserted in it, is written in letters of gold. At the supposed to have formerly belonged end is a certificate, signed on the to fome church in Germany. The oth of March 1699, by Laurence several Liturgies of the church of Alexander Zacagnius, principal liEngland, &c.

brarian of the Vatican, teftifying V. Miffals, Breviaries, and Hours that this MS. was then upwards of of the Holy Virgin, according to 700 years old. Three Evangeliftethe use of the Roman, English, and ria, written in the 11th century; Gallican churches ; rituals, ordi- one of which is remarkable for benals, books of offices, processionals ing written on parchment, from and graduals; many of them cu- whence the words of some other riously illuminated, and richly a book have been erased. Also an dorned with fine historical paint. elegant illuminated transcript of ings; among these is, the Miffal “ Wickliff's Gospelis and Epifolis of the church of Toul, in Lorrain, of all pe Festis in pe Zeer by ordre which, besides its exquisite paint- as pei ben red in the Messe Book ings, is remarkable for having in after pe use of Salisbery." the Litany of Saints, after the VII. Store of Menologies, Martythree holy Archangels, one to the rologies, and Lives of Saints; which, Angel Uriel; notwithstanding se, though they are to be read with veral councils had ftri&tly forbid- great caution, yet furnish genuine den the invocation of more than the matter of good note, and not reathree first. A Missal adorned with dily to be met with elsewhere. exquisite paintings, wherein the VIII. A variety of other books of figures are represented of a larger Religion and Devotion;

particularly fize than usual ; and to which is a very fine copy of the Polio Cbrifti addeda calendar, ornamented with fecundum Evangeliftas, with prayers several curious, miniatures, where to God and several faints, neatly in the several labours of the farm written in Saxon characters, and and vineyard throughout the year in the 8th century. A book of are curiously delineated. Two Bre- prayers, benedictions, and exorviaries, painted in a most exquifite cisms, in Latin, written in the 10th manner; to each of which is pre- century., Wickliff's summary of fixed a calendar finely decorated the books of the Old and New

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Teftament, with their authority ings ; and of the remains (if any) and use to Christian men. His Po- of such as have been deltroyed. ftils; and his notes on the Pater The establishment and endowment Nofter,' with fundry other dif- of parishes, foundations of relicourses, A book in the Armenian gious houses, books of ancient tetongue, containing the Apostles nures, inquisitions post mortem, elCreed, a History of the Bible, and cheats, customariés, terriers of maá form of proper confeflion to be nors, perambulations of forests, used before taking the holy sacra-' accounts of ancient coin, monument. A translation into Persic mental infcriptions, forts, camps, of the history of our Saviour; roads, military ways, and other written originally in the Portus antiquities, which have been caguese tongue by Father Jerome Xa- fually discovered in particular ver. Ethiopic prayers. Several places. Notes concerning the most transcripts of the Alcoran, in Ara- remarkable rivers, mountains, bic, Perfic, and other languages; mines, minerals, and other curioand commentaries thereon. A col fities. A variety of tracts, and lection of Mohammedan prayers, memoranda, relating to particular written in the Persic and Turkish parts of England, as well in its tongues. The Nadham, or con pristine state, when separated into nection of sentences contained in petty kingdoms, provinces, and the Alcoran ; with the apoph- principalities, during the times of thegins of Mahommed. Three the Britains, Romans, and Saxons,

prayers in Arabic, two of as subsequently, when under the them written in the African cha dominion of one monarch; divided racter. Together with other tracts into counties, ridings, rapes, waon the Mohammedan religion.

pentakes, &c. As also the laboIX. An amazing number of curious rious collections made by Sir Siand authentic manuscripts, relative

monds D’Ewes, John Fox the maras well to the Topographical De- tyrologist, Mr. Érdefwick, honest scription and Antiquities of Bri- john Stow, Mr. Charles, Lantain, as to the Civil and Ecclefi- čafter herald, and others. aftical History of the Kingdom;

Secondly, For the Civil and Ec. its Laws, Conftitution, and Goclefiaftical History ; valuable co vérnment: this mine appears in- pies of our ancient historians and exhaustible, and every vein fall of chroniclers, as Gildas, Nennius,

Asserius Menevensis, Ælfred of BeFirt, For the Topographical verly, abbot Benedict, Caftoreus part ; hiftories and surveys of seve: or John Beaver, J. Brompton, Raulf ral counties, and the customs of Boun, Douglass

, monk of Glatheir inhabitants ; Memorials of stonbury, Edmerus, Florence of the founding and incorporation of Worcester, Robert of Gloucester, cities

, towns, boroughs, and vil- William Gifeburn, R. Hoveden, lages

, with the molt remarkable Henry Huntingdon, Peter de Ick events that have happened to each , ham, John Joselyne, R. Rigtheir antiquities, and other curio- den, Peter Langtoft, I. Lewis, kities. Accounts of the erections Adam Murimuth, Geoffery of Mon: of temples, castles, and other build. mouth, Robertus Montenfis, John

Tyke,

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century, and the other written in with miniatures, of saints, country the 14th. The Liturgy of the church sports, and employments, &c. As of Syria. Two fair volumes, con- also many others. taining the Samaritan Liturgy, The VI. Ancient Evangelifteria and Russian Liturgy. The Liturgies of Ledionaries; among which are, an the Roman and Greek churches; Evangelifterium, written in Greek particularly a most valuable Exem- capitals in the 9th century. An plar of that of the latter ; wherein Evangelifterium in Greek capitals

, the several offices, chants, hymns, written in the year 995, by Conand antiphones, are marked with ftantine, presbyter : the first page Greek musical notes, according to thereof, and the references to the the present usage of that church. chapters, are in letters of gold. A curious Liturgy, adorned with Another Evangelisterium, adorned beautiful paintings and illumina- with pictures of the four evangetions; which, from the Calendar lists finely painted, and the rubrick of German Saints inserted in it, is written in letters of gold. At the fupposed to have formerly belonged end is a certificate, ligned on the to some church in Germany. The oth of March 1699, by Laurence several Liturgies of the church of Alexander Zacagnius, principal liEngland, &c

brarian of the Vatican, testifying V. Missals, Breviaries, and Hours that this MS. was then upwards of of the Holy Virgin, according to 700 years old. Three Evangeliftethe use of the Roman, English, and ria, written in the uth century; Gallican churches ; rituals, ordi- one of which is remarkable for benals, books of offices, processionals ing written on parchment, from and graduals ; many of them cu- whence the words of some other riously illuminated, and richly a book have been erased. Also an dorned with fine historical paint- elegant illuminated transcript of ings; among these is, the Miffal “ Wickliff's Gospelis and Epiftolis of the church of Toul, in Lorrain, of all pe Feftis in pe Zeer by ordre which, besides its exquisite paint- as pei ben red in the Mele Book ings, is remarkable for having in after pe use of Salisbery." the Litany of Saints, after the VII. Store of Menologies, Martythree holy Archangels, one to the rologies, and Lives of Saints; which, Angel Uriel; notwithstanding fe- though they are to be read with veral councils had strictly forbid- great caution, yet furnish genuine den the invocation of more than the matter of good note, and not reathree first. A Miffal adorned with dily to be met with elsewhere. exquifite paintings, wherein the VIII. A variety of other books of figures are represented of a larger Religion and Devotion; particularly fize than usual ; and to which is a very fine copy of the Posio Chrifti addeda calendar, ornamented with Jecundum Evangelistas, with prayers several curious miniatures, where to God and several faints, neatly in the several labours of the farm written in Saxon characters, and and vineyard throughout the year in the 8th century. A book of are curiously delineated. Two Bre- prayers, benedi&tions, and exorviaries, painted in a most exquifite cisms, in Latin, written in the 10th manner; to each of which is pre- century. Wickliff's summary of fixed a calendar finely decorated the books of the Old and New

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