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Ricraft's (Josiah) Survey of England's Champions, and
Truth's Faithful Patriots ; with the lively Portraitures of the several Commanders, 8vo. 1647.
This is an extremely rare book, and to be complete should contain an account of twenty-one persons, with a portrait of each; which, although indifferently engraved, as the book bears an extravagant price, I shall enumerate. 1. Robert, Earl of Essex. 11. Lord Willougbby, of Par2. Alexander Lesley, Earl of ham. Leven.
12. Sir Thomas Fairfax. 3. Robert, Earl of Warwick. 13. Sir William Brereton. 4. Edward, Earl of Manchester. 14. Sir W. Waller. 5. Earl of Calander.
15. Edward Massey. 6. Henry, Earl of Standford. 16. Philip Skippon. 7. Basil Fielding, Earl of Den 17. Sir John Meldrum. bigb.
18. Sir William Balfour. 8. Ferdinand, Lord Fairfax. 19. Major General Poyntz. 9. Lord Roberts.
20. Lieut. General Cromwell. 10. Robert, Lord Brooke.
21. Major General Browne. I have been told, that the name of Leicester, as well as Ricraft has sometimes been found upon the title-page of this work, as the author.
It has also occasionally a Portrait of Ricraft, the author, by Faithorne, affixed as a frontispiece, which belongs in reality to the same author's “ Peculiar Characters of the Oriental Languages,” 4to. 1646.
Ricraft's England's Champions, sold in Mr. Townley's Sale for 33l. 1s. 6d. (bought by the late J. North, Esq.) and his Peculiar Characters of the Oriental Languages, with the Portrait, at Bindley's Sale, for 191. 195.
The Portrait of Ricraft alone is said by Mr. Caulfield to be worth 41. 4s.
Benlowe's Theophila, or Love's Sacrifice. With Cuts, 4to.
N.B. Of the above curious book, it is said that the Cuts of no two Copies are alike, but have always variations.
Terry's (Edward) Voyage to East India, 8vo. Lond. 1655.
Should have a Portrait of the Author-a whole length of the Great Mogul—the Great Standard of the Mogul and the Signet of ditto.
This book is scarce; thc copy of J. Hunter, Esq. 1813, sold for 6l. 158. 6d.
G. Steevens's, in 1800, sold for 11. 3s.
“ Terry was,” according to Anthony Wood, “ an ingenious and polite man, of a pious and exemplary conversation, a good preacher, and much respected by the neighbourhood where he lived” after his return from his voyage, viz. Greenford, in Middlesex, of which place he became Rector, and where he died October 8, 1660.
Terry commenced his voyage in 1615, and as soon as he arrived in India, was sent for by Sir Thomas Roe, Embassador from the King of England to the Great Mogul, with whom he lived as Chaplain, in the Court of the Mogul, for more than two years.
The Narrative of this Voyage was written after his return thence, and by his dedicated and presented in MS. to Prince Charles, in 1682.
Afterwards, it was added to the Travels of Pet. de la Valle, and abridged in Sum. Purchas's second part of Pilgrims, Book 9.
The Wits; or, Sport upon Sport; in select pieces of
Drollery, digested into Scenes by way of Dialogue. Together with a variety of Humours of several Nations fitted for the pleasure and content of all Persons, eithe in Court, City, Country, or Camp. The like never before published. 8vo. Printed for H. Marsh, 1662.
Ditto, 8vo. printed for F. Kirkman, 1672, with curious
Frontispiece, representing the Inside of a BartholomewFair Theatre.
During the suppression of the Theatre by the Puritans, the History of which has been amusingly related by D'Israeli, a variety of subterfuges were resorted to, secretly to indulge the lovers of the Drama with their favourite amusement; and, under the pretext of RopeDancing, &c. one ROBERT Cox, succeeded in introducing Humours or Drolleries, consisting of a combination of Scenes from different Plays, concealed under some taking title, for the use of Theatrical Booths at Fairs.
These, as put together by Cox, were first collected by Marsh, and afterwards reprinted by Kirkman.
A copy of Marsh's Edition was sold in Joseph Gulston's Sale, 1783, for 8s.
In the Marquis of Stafford's Collection is a Copy of the Edition, by Kirkman.
Heath, (Jas.) A Brief Chronicle of the late Intestine War,
in the three Kingdoms of England, Scotland, and Ireland. In Four Parts, from 1637 to. 1863. 12mo. 1663.
Should have the following Plates :
27. Duke of Lenox, p. 688.
38. Peace, p. 860. Woodhouse, 51. 58.-Mason, 71. 178. 63.-Pitt, 1808, 61. 16s. 6d.—Stanley, 141. 175.—Townley, (wanting four portraits) 111. Os. 60.-Hunter, 161.-Clarke, Bond Street, 1820, with additional plates, bl. mor. gilt leaves, 161. 16s.
Butler's (Sam.) Hudibras. First Edition. By J. G. for
Richard Marriott, under St. Dunstan's Church.--First Part, 12mo. 1663.-Second Part, ditto, 1663.-Third and Last Part, 8vo. 1678.
The often contested passage, usually quoted
“ He that fights and runs away,
May live to fight another day;
But, he that is in battle slain,
“ Can never turn to fight again," may be found in Book III. Canto iii. Verse 243, and strongly reminds one of the contest between the two knights, who fell to quarrelling and fighting about a statue,