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Title: The Library of William Congreve

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        William Congreve

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First page of Congreve’s “Bibliotheca,” showing the partially obliterated entries by the first hand. Reproduced from the original in the library of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society by permission of His Grace the Duke of Leeds.

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The Library of William Congreve


When William Congreve died in 1729 he left a collection of books which his old friend and publisher, Jacob Tonson, described (in a letter preserved at the Bodleian) as “genteel & well chosen.” Tonson thought so well of the collection that he urged his nephew, then his agent in London, to purchase Congreve’s books. But Congreve had willed them to Henrietta, the young Duchess of Marlborough, who was much concerned with keeping intact (as she wrote in her will) “all Mr. Congreaves Personal Estate that he left me” in order to pass it along to her youngest daughter Mary. This daughter, said by gossip to have been Congreve’s daughter also, married the fourth Duke of Leeds in 1740, and thus Congreve’s books eventually found their way to Hornby Castle, chief seat of the Leeds family in Yorkshire.

There apparently most of Congreve’s books remained until about 1930, when the eleventh Duke of Leeds sold his English estates and authorized Sotheby’s to auction off “a Selected portion of the Valuable Library at Hornby Castle.” Among the 713 items advertised for sale on June 2, 3, and 4, 1930, were ten books containing the signature of William Congreve. These ten, along with a few others that have been discovered here and there with Congreve’s name on the title page, and nine books published by subscription with Congreve’s name in the printed list of subscribers, made a total of some thirty-odd books known to have been in Congreve’s library. These, we may presume, were but a small part of the Congreve books which had been incorporated with the Leeds family library in 1740.

Finding and Identifying Congreve’s Book List and His Books

Among the voluminous papers of the Leeds family now stored in the British Museum, the Public Record Office, and several other depositories in England are at least a half-dozen manuscript lists or catalogues of Leeds books. In one list from the middle of the eighteenth century appear a few of the books known to have been in Congreve’s library. The same is true of lists dated 1810 and 1850. But it is impossible to use any of these to determine exactly which of the books had once been Congreve’s. Fortunately another manuscript list proves to be not a combination of Congreve and Leeds books but a separate catalogue of Congreve’s private library. This list, herewith printed, was found by the editor in an English county depository, the Yorkshire Archaeological Society in the City of Leeds.


Let us see why we may accept this list as Congreve’s and not simply another catalogue of Leeds family books—as the librarian of the Society had classified it. In the first place, it was found among the Leeds papers, in one of the sixteen boxes of manuscripts brought away from Hornby Castle shortly before it was torn down about 1930. Among the same papers, interestingly enough, is a copy of the marriage settlement (on the original parchment) whereby Mary Godolphin brought to the Leeds family the books which she had inherited through her mother from Congreve. The list was just where a Congreve document might have been expected. In fact, the list was discovered incidentally while the Leeds papers were being searched as the most promising place to find Congreve letters. Not a single letter to or from Congreve was to be found, perhaps because the gossip to the effect that Mary was the natural daughter of Congreve had caused the family to destroy or mutilate documents bearing his name. Congreve’s copy of Terence (Number 595 in the list) is a good illustration. On the title page the signature “Will: Congreve” was once entirely blotted out by the same ink that wrote “Leeds” at the side. But the two centuries that have since passed have caused the Leeds ink to fade and thus show very distinctly the clear, black signature of the dramatist. As for Congreve’s 44–page manuscript book list, evidently it was too useful to destroy—too valuable a record of the fine collection acquired by the Leeds family. So the list was kept, but the identifying title at the head of the list was crossed out except for its opening word “Bibliotheca.” Although the name following that word is illegible for the average reader, one who knows what to look for can still trace out “Gul:mi Congreve, Armigeri” (see frontispiece).

We do not, however, need to depend on this reading to prove that the manuscript lists the books of William Congreve, Esquire. All the proof needed is to be found in the list itself. The 659 items bear dates between 1515 and 1728, with fourteen entries for 1728, the last year of Congreve’s life. The list includes every one of the works, and the exact edition of it, for which Congreve is known to have subscribed, such as Rowe’s translation of Lucan’s Pharsalia (1718) and Bononcini’s Cantate e Duetti (1721). Furthermore it includes the identical edition of each book said by the Sotheby catalogue for the Leeds Sale of 1930 to bear the signature of Congreve.

But the most convincing proof that the list could have belonged only to Congreve is provided by three quarto volumes, each with Congreve’s signature on the title page, bound together as one volume. This volume, as described by the Sotheby catalogue for the Leeds Sale, was made up of (1) Dryden’s Of Dramatick Poesie, 1684; (2) Horace’s Art of Poetry, made 7 English by the Earl of Roscommon, 1684; and (3) The Rehearsal, 1687. In other words, the three separate quartos had been specially bound together to form a unique volume, one to be found only in Congreve’s library. This same unique volume appears as item Number 406 in the manuscript list, where it is described as one of the “Miscellanies bound together,” consisting of “Dryden’s Essay on Dram. Poetry, Horace’s Art of Poetry by ye E. of Roscommon, and the Rehearsal”—the identical three quartos described in the Sotheby catalogue.

In June, 1930, while the “Selected” books from the Leeds library were being sold at Sotheby’s in London in a three-day sale (referred to hereafter as the Leeds Sale), the “remaining contents” of Hornby Castle were auctioned off by Knight, Frank, and Rutley at old Hornby Castle in Yorkshire in a seven-day sale (referred to hereafter as the Hornby Castle Sale). The books, which made only a minor part of the latter sale, were all auctioned off on the sixth day. These books were catalogued as Lots 1097 through 1294, with from 2 to 430 books in a single lot, making a total of about 7,475. Only a very small fraction of these were mentioned by title in the printed catalogue, and nothing was said about signatures on title pages. But among those mentioned appear twenty-one of the exact editions in Congreve’s list: Numbers 37, 71, 158, 161, 168, 172, 233, 270, 288, 343, 380, 467, 492, 493, 499, 500, 516, 533, 543, 620, 652. Among the “Selected” books catalogued for the Leeds Sale appear sixty-one of the exact editions in Congreve’s list: Numbers 4, 10, 42, 55, 76, 79 (or 80), 96, 97, 98, 152, 160, 178, 179, 182, 183, 184, 207, 208, 234, 257, 258, 262, 281, 283, 292, 342, 360, 367, 406, 413, 421, 423, 427, 441, 442, 444, 451, 455, 458, 460, 462, 463, 465, 502, 507, 518, 529, 534, 536, 542, 544, 553, 558, 566, 579, 592, 639, 641, 649, 651, 656.

Since Congreve’s books had been incorporated with the Leeds library in 1740, we can understand how eighty-two of the identical editions in the list could turn up in sales of Leeds books in 1930. Most of the eighty-two exact editions named (and many of the thousands of unnamed books) in these sales were probably once Congreve’s. The fact that Sotheby’s catalogue mentions the Congreve signature in only ten books suggests that he usually failed to write his name in his books. Sotheby lists most of the books for which Congreve is known to have subscribed, and yet no mention is made of a Congreve signature in any of them. Nor does any signature appear in the special edition of Rowe’s Shakespeare (Number 544 in the list) now in the Folger Shakespeare Library and almost certainly once Congreve’s.

But other books besides the ten mentioned by Sotheby’s were signed by Congreve. One example is Sotheby’s item Number 532 (Congreve’s Number 8 518), which was sold to McLeish and Sons and then to E. S. de Beer, Esq., before the unmistakable signature of the dramatist was noted. Another example is Congreve’s Number 501, which was in the Hornby Castle Sale and bears the true signature, “Wm: Congreve.” Especially significant is a letter to the editor dated August 20, 1949, from Her Grace Katherine, Duchess of the tenth Duke of Leeds, stating that many years ago she had herself “made a great hunt for any books at Hornby Castle bearing the signature of Congreve,” had found “numbers” of them, and had made a full catalogue with the aid of “Mr. Charles Whibley, the writer & bibliophile.” Unfortunately this catalogue has been lost. If it is ever found, it will be an interesting record of autographed Congreve books held together by one family for nearly two centuries. But the catalogue could not include all the items on the Congreve list since, as we have seen, the dramatist evidently owned many books in which he failed to write his name.

In the twenty-odd books known to have been autographed by the dramatist, the signature is commonly “Will: Congreve,” but the surname is sometimes preceded by “W,” “Wm,” “Willm,” “Gul,” “Gulielmi,” or “Gulielmus.” One of Congreve’s books (Number 236 in the list) preserved in the Yale Library uses both “W: Congreve” and “Gulielmus Congreve” in different signatures. None of the signatures should be accepted as that of the dramatist until the handwriting is verified, for “William” has long been a common Christian name in the Congreve family. In 1700 there were living no fewer than five Congreves bearing this name, all descended from the same grandfather. One of these was Colonel William Congreve (1671–1746) of Highgate, a cousin of the dramatist, whose papers have been confused with those of the dramatist in many sales as well as in many American libraries. The colonel usually signed “Will:” as did the dramatist, but the two cousins formed the “W” in strikingly different ways. The colonel rounded the first upper prong of this letter and brought the middle prong to only little more than half the height of the other prongs; the dramatist sharpened the first prong and brought the middle prong fully up to the height of the others.

Since the present Duke of Leeds reports that he no longer has books bearing Congreve’s signature, we may presume that they were largely, if not fully, disposed of in the two sales of 1930 and are now widely scattered. Books with Congreve’s signature are preserved at the Yale Library (Congreve’s Numbers 236, 262, 441), at the Library of the University of Tennessee (Numbers 119, 595), at the Morgan Library (Number 289), at the Boston Public Library (Number 192), at the Brotherton Library of the University of Leeds (Number 541), and in the private libraries of E. S. de Beer, Esq., (Number 518) and the Reverend J. F. Gerrard (Number 371). The editor 9 of this work will be grateful for information concerning the location of other volumes bearing the true signature of William Congreve (1670–1729). Such volumes will be doubly interesting if annotated in the dramatist’s handwriting. Some of the books were thus annotated, according to Jacob Tonson, in his letter of 27 January 1728/29 (a few days after Congreve’s death), to his nephew, Jacob Tonson, Junior: “His [Congreve’s] collection of Books were very genteel & well chosen. I wish you should think them worth your buying; I think there are in [these] books several notes of his own or corrections & everything from him will be very valuable.”

Editing and Printing the Book List

The manuscript list consists of 659 entries arranged in rough alphabetical order on forty-four pages in a sort of journal approximately seven by eleven inches in size. The normal entry gives the name of the author (for perhaps three-fourths of the entries), the short title, the format, the place and date of publication, and sometimes the publisher. And finally, after most of the items appears the “Theca” or shelf number—one of 33 shelves on which Congreve arranged his books at his lodgings in Surrey Street, London.

The list is set down in three distinct hands. That no one of these is Congreve’s need not surprise us since Congreve had very defective eyesight during the last half of his life. An adequate income from government posts enabled him at this period to employ a secretary, perhaps the “young Amanuensis” that he speaks of in writing to Pope about 1726. That was the year, it seems, when the bulk of the list—587 of the 659 items—was made out. The year is indicated by the fact that this hand enters titles of books published through 1725 but none later. After each alphabetical group a space is left as if for additions, and into these spaces a distinctive second hand has made thirty-one entries, including some as late as 1727 but none later. Then follow forty-one entries by a third hand, including four for 1727 and fourteen for 1728 but none later. Entries by the third hand are probably for books added to the library during Congreve’s final illness. It is interesting to note that none of the entries in this last hand are followed by a “Theca” or shelf location, an omission indicating that by the time these titles were entered, the library had been moved from the original quarters in Surrey Street. Perhaps the young Duchess, owner of the books after Congreve’s death, had already moved them to her house in St. James’s—and possibly the hand is that of her secretary.

A small cross is marked before most of the 659 items—before all but fifty-eight (or thirty-seven, when allowance is made for duplicates). Perhaps 10 these crosses were used in connection with an inventory taken in 1729 when the books were inherited by the young Duchess of Marlborough, or in 1740 when the books were incorporated by marriage settlement into the Leeds library. The thirty-seven items then missing (as indicated by the lack of a cross in Congreve’s list) were Numbers 27, 29, 54, 97, 109, 110, 127, 136, 169, 196, 217, 227, 246, 249, 275, 307, 350, 373, 393, 417, 432, 438, 439, 492, 494, 517, 520, 529, 530, 531, 532, 590, 591, 598, 605, 653, and 658. The two books that had been lent to “Ld. Hervy” (see Congreve’s Number 81) and to the Duchess of Marlborough (see Number 372) were in place at the time of the inventory, and each was duly acknowledged by a cross. An additional larger cross surrounded by four dots appears before eleven items (Numbers 36, 65, 120, 232, 256, 283, 298, 303, 462, 484, and 516) to indicate books sent—so the librarian says in a marginal note—to the Duchess of Leeds. These larger crosses could not have been made, of course, before 1740.

Congreve’s book list is here edited and printed for the first time. After the 659 numbers, which are supplied by the editor to facilitate cross references and indexing, the 659 items of the list are printed with spelling, capitalization, and punctuation as in the manuscript. Occasional raised letters, such as the “r” in “Mr.” and the “e” in “ye,” are brought down into the line. The great variety of dots and dashes used to indicate shortened titles are consistently eliminated. Underscored words are printed in italics. The line breaks in the manuscript are indicated by shilling marks (/). In the manuscript many of the “Theca” numbers have been written over older numbers (indicating, no doubt, a shifting of the books to different shelves). Most of the older numbers are illegible, and only the newer, more legible numbers are printed. The occasional use of brackets in the manuscript (as in Numbers 120, 121, 157, 166, 167, and 238) makes impractical the editorial expansion in brackets of such abbreviations as “p” in No. 9 (for “par”) and in No. 180 (for “per”). The thirty-one entries by the second hand and the forty-one by the third hand (Numbers 34, 35, 36, 70, etc.) are designated by the first line of the annotation.

In the paragraph following each item from the manuscript list, the editor attempts to give the author’s name (with dates of his birth and death), to fill out the short title somewhat when it seems interesting or helpful in identification, and to show the place of publication, the name of the publisher, the year of publication, and the format. The letters “V” (for “U”) and “I” (for “J”) are usually given the English equivalents. Otherwise the short title follows the spelling and punctuation of the title page of the copy examined 11 (usually a copy in one of the key libraries), with capitalization for only the first word of the title and for proper names.

The line immediately below this paragraph is reserved for the number, if any, in the Short-Title Catalogue (abbreviated “STC” for the period ending 1640 and “Wing” for the later period) and specialized bibliographies; and for a short list of libraries in which a copy of the exact edition may be consulted. Then follows, for some items, a second paragraph of pertinent editorial comment.

All the items in Congreve’s list have been identified, at least tentatively. There is most uncertainty, perhaps, about Numbers 114, 368, 375, and 412. Besides these, twenty others, though well enough known in some edition, have not been found in any library in the identical edition of Congreve’s list: Numbers 9, 30, 113, 129, 130, 197, 210, 217, 240, 271, 277, 296, 323, 345, 366, 376, 435, 569, 578, and 637. Furthermore, Numbers 160, 185, 211, 379, 394, 567, and 647 present difficulties perhaps due to errors on the part of the person making the manuscript entry.

It will be noticed that forty or more of the items have not been found in the format given by the manuscript list. This discrepancy may be explained, at least in part, by the tendency of the makers of the list to judge the format merely by size. For example, a large duodecimo (Number 528) is called an octavo, while many small octavos (Numbers 159, 346, 378, 516, etc.) are called duodecimos. The discrepancies involve chiefly the smaller volumes. Not a single folio volume is involved.

The finding lists of libraries (where copies of the exact editions in Congreve’s list may be consulted) have been arranged geographically, including usually one European library and several American libraries located from New England to the Pacific Coast. The ideal has been to find a copy in each of seven key libraries: the British Museum (Europe), Harvard (New England), The New York Public Library, the Folger Shakespeare Library, and the Library of Congress (Middle Atlantic), the Newberry Library (Middle West), and the Huntington Library (West). The editor has checked Congreve’s list with the catalogues of the seven key libraries, except for The New York Public Library and the Newberry Library, where the checking was done by members of the respective library staffs.

Occasionally an ideal distribution in the seven libraries is found, as for Numbers 10, 23, 42, 44, 88, 90, 99, and 100. Whenever an edition is not available in the key library, an effort has been made to find it in another library of the region. For books not at the British Museum, references are made to the Bodleian, the Bibliothèque Nationale, or other European libraries. 12 Books not at Harvard are most frequently found at Yale or the Boston Public Library. Those not at the Huntington Library are frequently at the nearby William Andrews Clark Memorial Library.

Of the American libraries in the finding lists, exclusive of the key libraries, the editor has examined practically all editions cited at the Boston Public Library, the Yale Library, and the Clark Library. Other American libraries are, for the most part, cited on the authority of the Union Catalog of the Library of Congress. Of the European libraries, exclusive of the British Museum, the editor has examined practically all editions cited at libraries in Paris, Brussels, The Hague, Leiden, Amsterdam, Florence, Rome, Oxford, and Cambridge, and at the various legal and medical libraries in London. Other English libraries are cited on the authority of the National Central Library, London.

In Congreve’s list about sixty-two of the 659 entries are cross references or else duplicate entries. On the other hand, some entries account for more than a single title. Numbers 405–408, for example, include a total of twenty-six titles. There are approximately 620 separate titles in the list. Of these 620, about 481 (78 per cent) may be found in the British Museum, 338 (55 per cent) in the Harvard Library, 192 (31 per cent) in the Library of Congress, 188 (30 per cent) in The New York Public Library, 186 (30 per cent) in the Huntington Library, 184 (30 per cent) in the Newberry Library, and 148 (24 per cent) in the Folger Shakespeare Library. At the Bodleian may be consulted about thirty-four titles not in the British Museum; and at the Bibliothèque Nationale, about thirty-seven titles in neither the British Museum nor the Bodleian. At Yale there are about sixty-eight titles not at Harvard; and at the Clark Library, about forty-seven titles not at the Huntington.

Using Congreve’s Book List

We may well ask, What are some of the uses that can be made of Congreve’s book list? For one thing, it may be studied as a carefully selected private library of the period. What authors, what editions, what subjects are to be found in such a library? Which of Congreve’s contemporaries are represented? Which of the current books seemed important enough for a fellow writer to buy or to subscribe for in advance of publication? To what extent did the literature of ancient Greece, of Rome, of modern Italy, of France, of Spain, of Germany find its way into a private library in England’s Augustan Age? And to what extent were such books in their original language? One scholar has found in Congreve’s book list the information he needed about 13 certain early editions of Horace. Another, inquiring into the Italian influence on England during the eighteenth century, has found a partial answer in the Italian books and in the books about Italy set down in Congreve’s list.

Fortunately the list can be made to give information about the one who collected and used the books. We know less, perhaps, about Congreve than about any other equally significant writer of the period; and consequently, additional information about him is especially important. We have long known of course, that he made translations from the French, the Latin, and the Greek and have assumed that he read those languages. We feel more confident about the extent of his reading when we find a full fourth of his library in French, nearly a fifth in Latin, and a goodly number of volumes in Greek. About twenty titles in Italian make us reasonably sure that he read that language also. And since he had in Spanish only a Spanish-English dictionary and two Spanish books (for each of which he had a translation in another language), we may assume that his knowledge of Spanish must have been slight indeed. His deficiency in German is strongly suggested by the fact that German is represented in the list only in translation.

As a translator from the Greek and the Latin Congreve first brought himself to the attention of Dryden, who pronounced the youthful Congreve “more capable than any man I know” to translate the whole of Homer. Congreve never completed that proposed translation, but years later he was singled out by Pope for the dedication of his Homer. That Congreve’s genuine interest in the classics continued throughout his life is attested by the constant and carefully chosen additions to his library. His collection is richest in the works of Cicero, Homer, Horace, and Virgil, but he owned the collected works of many other classical authors. The breadth of his interest is shown by the fact that over sixty Greek and Latin writers are either represented in his library or referred to in his own writings. The Italian Louis Riccoboni visited Congreve in 1727 and was surprised to find that a dramatist could be so scholarly. In Congreve, he said, “Taste [was] joined with great Learning.”1

Certain items in the inventory tend to confirm reports that have hitherto been given little credit. One of these has to do with Congreve’s interest in horses and horseback riding, which seems to be supported by item Number 277:

The gentleman’s jockey, and approved farrier; instructing in the natures, causes, and cures of all diseases incident to horses. 8o. London, 1717.


Many people will find it difficult to associate with Congreve a special interest in horses, particularly an interest that extended beyond his youth, as suggested by the late date 1717. Another report that has seemed even less in keeping with Congreve concerns the impact of Quakerism on him. Could he have taken a special interest in one of the Quakers, visited him repeatedly, and could he have seriously considered adopting the beliefs of the Quakers? The report that he did so has not been taken seriously. But we must not overlook the fact that Congreve owned (as item Number 53 in his list) the most important document of Quakerism, the 574–page analysis and defense by Robert Barclay entitled An Apology for the True Christian Divinity as the same is Held Forth, and Preached, by the People, called in Scorn, Quakers, London, 1701 (or 1703).

Congreve did not, like his friend Jonathan Swift, lose interest in the purchase of books during the last third of his life. For Swift’s library we have an inventory made when Swift was about fifty. Another inventory at his death more than twenty-five years later showed but few additions. In the case of Congreve, the earliest inventory—the 587 items in the first hand made out about 1726—came only three years before his death. But active buying must have continued throughout his life as shown by the dates in the imprints. The thirty-one entries by the second hand seem to indicate approximately the purchases for 1727 and the forty-one entries by the third hand approximately those for 1728. Congreve was evidently an active purchaser of books from his youth and did not stop during his last years.

Congreve’s list emphasizes collected editions, especially for plays, and contains very few quartos. When he collected his works in three volumes in 1710, he apparently destroyed (at least he did not list) the earlier editions of his plays in quarto. He loved to write such ballads as the racy “Jack French-Man’s Defeat,” but he never recognized these by including them in his book list or in his collected works; nor did he list his youthful novel Incognita (1691), if indeed he had a copy of it. Such omissions were later made by men with much greater novels to their credit. In the sales catalogues listing the books of Defoe and Fielding, one looks in vain for Robinson Crusoe or Tom Jones.

But perhaps most important is the information given by the list about Congreve’s special fields of interest and the fact that the list provides likely sources for his literary work. Mention should be made of his fine collection of drama (Greek, Roman, French, and English); of some one hundred titles of literary criticism; of nearly as many carefully selected works in biography and history; of a choice collection of thirty travel books and somewhat 15 smaller lots in medicine, music, and cookery. Many of the books might be classified under religion and philosophy. The poets, both English and foreign, are well represented. And surprisingly enough, there are more than one hundred items of prose fiction, chiefly French. The influence of this fiction, if any, on Congreve’s own Incognita, and the influence of the literary criticism on his essay Concerning Humour in Comedy, are only two of many studies that might be based on Congreve’s book list. Perhaps someone will use the works on astrology to help account for one of his humorous characters, old Foresight of Love for Love. Since many of the 659 items consist of collected works, the library is actually more extensive than the number of items might indicate. Jacob Tonson had good reason for wanting his nephew to buy Congreve’s “genteel & well chosen” library.


The editor is deeply grateful to the many librarians on both sides of the Atlantic and to others who have generously assisted in the preparation of this study. A grant from the American Philosophical Society in 1949 made possible the search which incidentally turned up Congreve’s manuscript book list, and grants from the Henry E. Huntington Memorial Library (1951) and the Folger Shakespeare Library (1952) provided time and rare faculties for the editing.

The staff of the Union Catalog of the Library of Congress has located in America editions in the book list not already included in the Catalog; S. P. L. Filon, Esq., of the National Central Library in London, has helped with English books neither in the British Museum nor in the libraries at Oxford and Cambridge; and Dr. Stanley Pargellis has very kindly had Congreve’s list checked for all items in the Newberry Library. The Reserve Division has noted all titles in The New York Public Library.

To His Grace, the Duke of Leeds, and to the Trustees of the Yorkshire Archaeological Society the editor is indebted for kind permission to photostat and publish the list.

Among the many individuals to whom the editor is indebted, special mention should be made of Miss Isabel Fry and Mr. Lyle Wright, of the Huntington Library; Mrs. Edna C. Davis, of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library; Miss Eleanor E. Goehring, Professor John L. Lievsay and Professor Alwin Thaler, of the University of Tennessee; and Dr. Giles E. Dawson, Dr. James G. McManaway, and Dr. Edwin E. Willoughby, of the Folger Shakespeare Library. Many items in the book list might not have been identified except for the kindness and the genius of Dr. Willoughby.

1 From Riccoboni’s An Historical and Critical Account of the Theatre in Europe, p. 175. One of the last books added to Congreve’s library was Riccoboni’s Histoire du Théâtre Italien, Paris, [1727]. See Number 314.




The British Museum, London.


Bibliothèque Nationale, Paris.


“A Bibliography of John Oldham,” Proceedings of the Oxford Bibliographical Society, v, 1936.


A Bibliography of English Poetical Miscellanies, 1521–1750, Oxford, 1935.


The William Andrews Clark Memorial Library, Los Angeles, California.


The Folger Shakespeare Library, Washington, D.C.


The Harvard Library, Cambridge, Massachusetts.


The Henry E. Huntington Memorial Library, San Marino, California.


The Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.


John Dryden, a Bibliography of Early Editions and of Drydeniana, Oxford, 1939.


The New York Public Library, New York City.


A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, & Ireland, and of English Books Printed Abroad, 1475–1640, Oxford, 1926.


A Short-Title Catalogue of Books Printed in England, Scotland, Ireland, Wales, and British America and of English Books Printed in Other Countries, 1641–1700, in Three Volumes, New York, 1945–1951.


Names of libraries not given in full may usually be filled out by the addition of “Library” or “University Library.”



Forma.   Editio.   Theca

1 Athenæi Deipnosophistarum Libri XV.//
ex Recensione Casauboni. apd Commelin

Athenaeus Naucratita (fl. c. A.D. 200). Deipnosophistarum libri XV. Isaacus Casaubonus Graecum textum recensuit, & ex antiquis membranis supplevit, auxitque. Addita est Jacobi Dalechampii Latina interpretatio, cum notis. [Heidelberg], in bibliopolio Commeliniano, 1611. fol.

Edinburgh Univ.; Harv.

The 1611 reprint, now very rare, differs from the first edition of 1597 only in the title page. For Congreve’s copy of the Latin translation by Natale Conti, see No. 33 below.

Fol. . . . 1611. 1

2 L’Adone, Poema del Marino

Giovanni Battista Marino (1569–1625). L’Adone, poema. . . . Con gli argomenti del Conte Fortuniano Sanvitale, et l’allegorie di Don Lorenzo Scoto. In Parigi, presso Oliviero di Virano, 1623. fol.

BM; Harv.

Fol. Paris 1623. 1

3 —— Idem 4 Tom. con Fig.

L’Adone, poema heroico, del c. Marino, con gli argomenti del conte Sanvitale, e l’allegorie di don Lorenzo Scoto. Aggiuntovi la tavola delle cose notabili. Di nuova ricorreto, edi figure ornatto. Amsterdam, stamperia del S. D. Elsevier, et in Parigi si vende appresso Thomaso Jolly, 1678. 4 vol. 32o.

BM; Yale, LC.

24o. Amst.1678. 5

4 Ambassadors Travels into Muscovy &c.

Adam Olearius (1600?-1671). The voyages and travells of the ambassadors sent by Frederick Duke of Holstein, to the great Duke of Muscovy, and the King of Persia. . . . Containing a compleat history of Muscovy, Tartary, Persia. And other adjacent countries. . . . Whereto are added the travels of John Albert de Mandelslo . . . from Persia, into the East-Indies. Containing a particular description of Indostan, the Mogul’s empire, the oriental ilands, Japan, China, &c. . . . Faithfully rendered into English, by John Davies, of Kidwelly. The second edition corrected. London, for John Starkey, and Thomas Basset, 1669. fol.

Wing O270.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry.

The first edition of the English translation, 1662, was derived from the original work in German, 1647. For Congreve’s copy of the French translation of 1666, see No. 616. A copy of the 1669 edition was a part of item No. 480 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Lond.1669. 1

5 Aulus Gellius cum Notis Gronovii

Aulus Gellius (c. 123–c. 165). Auli Gellii noctium atticarum libri XX prout supersunt . . . perpetuis notis & emendationibus illustraverunt Johannes Fredericus et Jacobus Gronovii. Lugduni Batavorum, apud Cornelium Boutesteyn, & Johannem du Vivié, 1706. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Chicago.

4o. Lug.B.1706. 22

6 —— Idem sine Notis

Auli Gellii noctes atticæ. Editio nova et prioribus omnibus docti hominis cura multo castigatior. Amstelodami, apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1665. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

24o. Amst.1665 5

7 Aristotelis Rhetorica Gr. Lat. p Goulston

Aristotle (384–322 B.C.). Aristotelis de rhetorica seu arte dicendi libri tres, græcolat. [Ed. Theodorus Goulston.] Londini, typis Eduardi Griffini, 1619. 4o.

STC 766

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Lond.1619. 22

8 —— Poetica p Alex Paccium in Lat./

Aristotelis Poetica, per Alexandrum Paccium . . . in latinum conversa. [Parisiis] prostant apud Jacobum Bogardum [1542]. 16o.

BM; Harv, LC.

Congreve had also the 1692 French translation by Dacier. See No. 198.

24o. Par.1542. 5

9 Aristote Rhetorique p Mr. Cassandre

La rhétorique d’Aristote en françois. Traduction nouvelle. [Par François Cassandre.] Paris, L. Chamhoudry, 1654. 4o.

Copies of the first quarto (1654) are at BN and Princeton, but no copy of a 1668 quarto has been located.

4o. Ib.1668. 22

10 Art of ye Stage Translated from ye French/
2 Vols[·]

Francois Hédelin, Abbé d’Aubignac (1604–1676). The whole art of the stage. Containing not only the rules of the dramatick art, but many curious observations about it. Which may be of great use to the authors, actors, and spectators of plays. London, for the author, and sold by William Cadman, Rich. Bentley, Sam. Smith, & T. Fox, 1684. 4o.

Wing A4185.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy, with his signature in each volume, was item No. 298 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. This is a translation of the first French edition, 1657, a copy of which appears as No. 469 below.

4o. Lond.1684. 27

11 L’Art de Penser

Antoine Arnauld (1612–1694) and Pierre Nicole (1625–1695). La logique ou L’art de penser, contenant outre les regles communes, plusieurs observations nouvelles, propres à former le jugement. Septiéme edition, revuë & de nouveau augmentée. A Amsterdam, chez Henri Wetstein, 1697. 12o.

Leeds (England), Amsterdam; Cornell.

12o. Amst.1697. 24

12 —— de Faire les Devises

Henry Estienne, Sieur Des Fossez (fl. 1639–1649). L’art de faire des devises, où il est traicté des hieroglyphiques, symboles, emblemes, ænygmes, sentences, paraboles, revers de medailles, armes, blasons, cimiers, chiffres et rebus. Avec un traicté des rencontres ou mots plaisans. A Paris, chez Jean Paslé, 1645. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC.

8o. Par.1645. 12

13 Arthur’s (King) Life & Death, wth: ye Knights/
of ye Round Table. wants ye Title./
Printed by Wynkyn de Worde

[La mort darthur. Translated from the French by Sir T. Malory.] Black Letter. London, Wynkyn de Worde, 1529. fol.

STC 803.

BM; Michigan (film).

The only copy reported by STC, in the BM, is described as “Imperfect; wanting the titlepage and first six leaves of the table.”

Fol. Lond 1529. 2

14 Alcimus & Vannoza, a Trag. Hist. of 2 Illustr/
Italian Families

Jean Pierre Camus, Bishop of Belley (1584–1652). A true tragical history of two illustrious Italian families; couched under the names of Alcimus and Vannoza. Written in French. . . . Done into English by a person of quality. London, for William Jacob, 1677. 8o.

Wing C419.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1677. 8

15 Aubrey’s Miscellanies

John Aubrey (1626–1697). Miscellanies. London, for Edward Castle, 1696. 8o.

Wing A4188.

BM; Yale, LC, Clark.

8o. Ib.1696. 8

16 Atterbury’s (Bp) Rights of an Eng. Convocat./
Stated. 2d. Edit.

Francis Atterbury, Bishop of Rochester (1662–1732). The rights, powers, and privileges of an English convocation, stated and vindicated. 2nd ed. London, Tho. Bennet, 1701. 8o.

BM; Princeton, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1701. 14

17 Allexandri ab Alexandro Geniales Dies

Alexander ab Alexandro (d. 1523). Genialium dierum libri sex. Hanoviæ, typis Wechelianis, apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Joan. Aubrii, 1610. 8o.

Museum of Antiquities (Leyden); Massachusetts Hist. Soc. (Boston), Oregon.

8o. Hanov.1610. 7

18 L’Abbé de Saint-Real Oeuvres 5 Tom.

César Vichard de Saint-Réal (1639–1692). Oeuvres. [Ed. by P. Marchand.] A La Haye, chez les frères Vaillant & Nicholas Prèvost, 1722. 5 tom. 12o.

See also No. 129.

BM; Yale, Princeton.

12o. Haye 1722 30

19 Amours de Psiche et de Cupidon p Fontaine

Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695). Les amours de Psiché et de Cupidon. A La Haye, chez Adrian Moetjens, 1700. 12o.

BM; LC, Clark.

12o. Ib.1700. 25

20 —— de Daphnis et Chloe p Amiot

[Jacques Amyot, Bishop of Auxerre (1513–1593)]. Les amours pastorales de Daphnis et Chloé. Ecrites en grec par Longus, & traduites en françois par Amiot. A Amsterdam, chez les freres Westin, 1716. 12o.


12o. ---- 25

21 —— des Dames Illustres de Notre Siecle

[Roger de Bussy-Rabutin (1618–1693) and others.] Amours des dames illustres de notre siecle. A Cologne, chez Jean Le Blanc, 1700. 12o.

BN; Yale.

12o. Col.1700. 26

22 —— de Tibulle p Mr. de la Chappelle 3 Tom.

Jean de La Chapelle (1655–1723). Les amours de Tibulle. A Amsterdam, chez Jean Fred. Bernard, 1715. 3 tom. 12o.


This romance is interspersed with French verse translations of selections from Tibullus.

12o. Amst.1715 24

23 Addison’s Travels, wth. Remarks on Several/
Parts of Italy

Joseph Addison (1672–1719). Remarks on several parts of Italy, &c. in the years, 1701, 1702, 1703. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1705. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1705. 28

24 Abra-Mulé, or, ye History of ye Dethronement/
of Mahomet IV.

Eustache Lenoble, Baron de Saint-Georges et de Tennelière (1643–1711). Abra-mulè; or, A true history of the dethronement of Mahomet IV. Written in French by M. Le Noble. Made English by J. P. London, for R. Clavel, 1696. 8o.

Wing L1051.

BM; Harv, LC, Newberry.

12o. Ib.1696. 8

25 P. Aretino de Ragionamenti

Pietro Bacci Aretino (1492–1556). La prima parte de Ragionamenti. [Part I, pp. 1–198; Part II, pp. 1–339.] 1584. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, Illinois.

8o. . . . 1584. 6

26 Annales Galantes Parties

[Marie Catherine Hortense Desjardins, afterwards Villedieu (d. 1683)]. Annales galantes. Divisée [sic] en huit parties. Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1677. 2 vol. 12o.


12o. Par.1677. 26

27 Avantures D’Abdalla Fils d’Hanif

Abbé Jean Paul Bignon (1662–1743); Pseud., Mr. de Sandisson. Les avantures d’Abdalla, fils d’Hanif, envoyé par le Sultan des Indes à la découverte de l’isle de Borico, où est la fontaine 21 merveilleuse dont l’eau fait rajeunir. . . . Traduites en françois sur le manuscrit arabe, trouvé à Batavia [or rather written] par Mr. De Sandisson. A La Haye, chez Guillaume de Voys, 1713. 12o.


24o. Haye 1713. 26

28 L’Amant Oisif, Nouvelles Espagnoles

L’amant oisif. Contenant cinquante nouvelles espagnoles. [By Garouville.] A Brusselles, George de Backer, 1711. 12o.


12o. Brus.1711. 26

29 Aminta, Favola Boscareccia del Tasso

Torquato Tasso (1544–1595). Aminta, favola boscareccia. Amsterdam, nella stamperia S. D. Elsevier, et in Parigi si vende appresso Thomaso Jolly, 1678. 32o.


24o. Amst.1678. 5

30 L’Academie Francois Sentimens sur la/
Tragi-Comedie du Cid

Les sentimens de l’Académie françoise sur la tragi-comédie du Cid. [Chiefly by Jean Chapelain. First Ed., 1638.] A Paris, chez Jean Baptiste Coignard, 1701. 12o.


No copy of a 1703 edition has been found.

12o. Londres 1703. 24

31 d’Ariste et Eugene Entretiens

[Le P. Dominique Bouhours (1628–1702).] Les entretiens d’Ariste et d’Eugene. Seconde edition. A Paris, chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1671. 12o.

BN; Newberry, Clark.

12o. Paris.1671. 12

32 Alaric ou Rome vaincu p Scudery

Georges de Scudéry (1601–1667). Alaric, ou Rome vaincuë. Poëme heroïque. A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1655. 12o.

BM; Yale, Folg, Newberry.

A copy of this edition, with Dryden’s signature on the fly leaf, was item No. 574 in the Leeds Sale, 1930, and is now in the Folger Shakespeare Library. Apparently this copy had been a gift from Dryden to Congreve. See James M. Osborn, John Dryden: Some Biographical Facts and Problems, New York, 1940, p. 231.

12o. Ib.1655. 6

33 Athenæi Dipnosophistarum. Tom. 3/
Per Nat: Com:

Entry by the second hand.

Athenæi dipnosophistarum . . . libri XV. Natale de Comitibus. Basiliæ, per Henrichum Petri, 1556. 8o.

See No. 1 above.

BM; LC, Newberry.

12o. Basil 1556 18

34 Arbuthnot’s tables of antient Coins, Weights, & Measures

Entry by the third hand.

John Arbuthnot (1667–1735). Tables of ancient coins, weights and measures explain’d and exemplify’d in several dissertations. London, J. Tonson, 1727. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Texas, Hunt.

4o. Lon.1727  

35 —— Oratio anniversaria Harvæana

Entry by the third hand.

Oratio anniversaria Harvæeana, habita . . . die xviii Octobris, A.D. 1727. Londini, impensis Jacobi Tonson, 1727. 4o.

BM; Harv, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, Texas.

4o. Lon.1727  

36 Arsinoe, an Opera

Entry by the third hand.

[Peter Anthony Motteux (1663–1718).] Arsinoe, Queen of Cyprus. An opera, after the Italian manner. London, for J. Tonson, 1705. 4o.

Bodleian; Boston Public, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Ib.1705  

37 Burnet’s (Bp) History of his own Time/
Vol. 1. from ye Restoration/
to ye Revolution

Only the first volume of Bishop Gilbert Burnet’s history, published by Thomas Ward, appears in Congreve’s list. The second volume was not published until 1734, five years after Congreve’s death. A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1138 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Hunt.

Fol. Lond.1724. 1

38 —— Letters giving account of Things/
most Remarkable in his Travels/
p Switzerland, Italy &c[·]

Gilbert Burnet (1643–1715). Some letters, containing an account of what seemed most remarkable in travelling through Switzerland, Italy, some parts of Germany, &c. Rotterdam, for Abraham Acher, 1687. 8o.

Wing B5918.

BM; Yale, NYP, Chicago.

Three editions were printed at Rotterdam in 1687, but only one of these, the “second,” was in 8o.

8o. Rot.1687. 3

39 Burnetii (Tho.) Archæologiæ Philosoph[·]

Thomas Burnet, Master of the Charter House (1635?-1715). Archæologiæ philosophicæ: sive Doctrina antiqua de rerum originibus. Libri duo. Londini, typis R. N. impensis Gualt. Kettilby, 1692. 4o.

Wing B5943.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Washington State.

4o. Lond.1692. 14

40 —— Telluris Theoria Sacra Ed. 3a.

Telluris theoria sacra: orbis nostri originem & mutationes generales, quas aut jam subiit, aut olim subiturus est, complectens. . . . Editio tertia. Londini, impensis Benj. Took, 1702. 4o.

BM; Yale, Vassar, Clark.

4o. Ib.1702 14

41 —— Theory of ye Earth 2 Vols.

The theory of the earth. . . . The first two books. London, by R. Norton, for Walter Kettilby, 1684. fol.

Wing B5950.

BM; Harv, NYP, Michigan, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1684. 1

42 Beaumont & Fletcher’s Comedies &/
Tragedies – – – Large Paper

Francis Beaumont (1584–1616) and John Fletcher (1579–1625). Fifty comedies and tragedies. All in one volume. London, by J. Macock, for John Martyn, Henry Herringman, Richard Marriot, 1679. fol.

Wing B1582.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 40 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Ib.1679. 1

43 Boccalini’s Advertisements from Parnassus

Trajano Boccalini (1556–1613). I ragguagli di Parnasso: or, Advertisements from Parnassus; in two centuries . . . put into English by . . . Henry Earl of Monmouth. London, for Humphrey Moseley, and Thomas Heath, 1656. fol.

Wing B3380.

BM; Harv, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1656. 2

44 Ben Jonson’s Works Old Edit.

Since “Old Edit” in No. 541 refers to the first folio of Shakespeare, it is probable that “Old Edit” here refers to Jonson’s first folio printed at London by Will Stansby, 1616.

STC 14751.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy is extant. See J. Isaacs, TLS for September 2, 1949.

Fol. Ib. . . . 2

45 —— Ditto Best Edit. L. Papr.

The works of Ben Jonson. [Third edition.] . . . To which is added a comedy called The New Inn. London, by Thomas Hodgkin, for H. Herringman, E. Brewster, T. Bassett, R. Chiswell, M. Wotten, G. Conyers, 1692. fol.

Wing J1006.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1692. 1

46 Blackmore’s (Sir Richd.) K. Arthur

Sir Richard Blackmore (d. 1729). King Arthur. An heroick poem. In twelve books. London, for Awnsham and John Churchill, and Jacob Tonson, 1697. fol.

Wing B3077.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1697. 1

47 —— Eliza, an Epick Poem

London, Awnsham & John Churchill, 1705. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1705. 1

48 —— Creation, a Philosoph. Poem

Creation. A philosophical poem. In seven books. London, for S. Buckley and J. Tonson, 1712. 8o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry.

8o. Ib.1712. 28

49 —— Essays upon Sevl. Subjects

London, E. Curll; J. Pemberton, 1716. 8o.

BM; NYP, Newberry, Clark.

8o. Ib.1716. 14

50 Blount’s (Tho.) Law-Dictionary and/
Glossary. 3d. Edit.

Thomas Blount (1618–1679). A law-dictionary and glossary . . . The third edition. [London,] by E. Nutt, and R. Gosling for D. Browne, J. Walthoe, 1717. fol.

BM; Harv, LC, Minnesota, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1717. 1

51 Boadicea Q. of Britain. A Trag. by Charles/

Charles Hopkins (1664?-1700?). Boadicea Queen of Britain. A tragedy. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1697. 4o.

This play is dedicated to Congreve.

Wing H2719.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Ib.1697. 27

52 Bulstrode’s (Whitelock) Essay of Transmigra/

Whitelocke Bulstrode (1650–1724). An essay of transmigration, in defence of Pythagoras: or, A discourse of natural philosophy. London, for T. Basset, 1692. 8o.

Wing B5450.

BM; Yale, LC, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1692. 8

53 Barclay’s (Robt.) Apology for ye Quakers

Robert Barclay (1648–1690). An apology for the true Christian divinity as the same is held forth . . . by Quakers . . . a full explanation and vindication of their principles and doctrines. London, T. Sowle, 1701. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP (1701), LC, Newberry (1701 only).

Congreve’s copy was apparently of the fourth edition, 1701, or of the fifth, 1703, both of which were printed in London by T. Sowle in 8o. The earlier London editions were in 4o.

8o. Ib. . . . . 14

54 Le Berger Extravagant

Entry crossed through but legible.

[Charles Sorel, Sieur de Souvigny (1597?-1674).] Le berger extravagant. Où parmy des fantasies amoureuses on void les impertinences des romans & de la poësie. A Rouen, chez Jean Berthelin, 1639. 8o.


An additional engraved title page bears the date 1640. Congreve had also an English translation of this work. See No. 350.

8o. Rov.1640. 3

55 Balzac Oeuvres diverses

Jean Louis Guez de Balzac (d. 1654). Les œuvres diverses du sieur de Balzac. A Paris, par P. Rocolet, 1644. 4o.


A copy of this edition was item No. 33 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

4o. Paris 1644. 2

56 —— Le Prince

Paris, chez Toussaint du Bray, Pierre Roccolet, et Claude Sonnius, 1631. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry.

4o. Ib.1631. 2

57 Boileau Oeuvres avec des Eclaircissemens/
Historiques donnez p lui-meme/
2 Tom.

Nicholas Boileau-Despréaux (1636–1711). Œuvres de Nicholas Boileau Despréaux. Avec des éclaircissemens historiques, donnez par lui-meme. A Amsterdam, chez David Mortier, 1718. 2 tom. 4o.

BM; Harv, Chicago, Clark.

4o. Amst.1718. 19

58 —— Ditto. 4 Tom. avec des Remarq/

Œuvres en vers . . . avec des éclaircissemens historiques. A Amsterdam, chez les freres G. & R. Westein, 1717. 4 tom. 12o.


12o. Ib.1717. 30

59 —— Ditto 2 Tom. en-1 Vol.

Œuvres diverses du Sieur D*** avec le traité du sublime. A Amsterdam, chez Antoine Schelte, 1695. 2 tom. 12o.


12o. Ib.1695. 30

60 Boyle’s (Charles) Exam. of Dr. Bentley’s/
Dissert. on Phalaris Epistles

Charles Boyle, Earl of Orrery (1676–1731). Dr. Bentley’s dissertations on the Epistles of Phalaris and the Fables of Æsop. London, for Tho. Bennet, 1698. 8o.

Congreve’s copy could have been the first edition, Wing O469 (BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt) or the second edition in the same year, Wing O470 (BM; Harv, Princeton, Clark).

8o. Lond.1698. 33

61 Bossu du Poeme Epique

René Le Bossu (1631–1680). Traité du poëme épique. Paris, M. Le Petit, 1675. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Yale, Clark.

12o. Par.1675. 12

62 Burgersdicii Institutio Logica – – abest Titulus

Franco Petri Burgersdijck (1590–1635). Fr. Burgersdicii institutionum logicarum libri duo. Cantabrigiæ, apud Joann. Hayes. . . . Prostant venales apud Guil. Graves Jun., 1680. 8o.

Wing B5636.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg.

This popular textbook on logic, edited and reissued many times during the seventeenth century, was probably represented in Congreve’s book list by the last English edition, 1680.

8o. . . . . . 6

63 Bourdeille, Seignr. de Brantom, Memoires/
contenant les Vies de Dames/
Galantes de son Temps. 2 Tom[·]

Pierre de Bourdeille, Seigneur de Brantôme (1540–1614). Memoires, contenant les vies de dames galantes de son temps. Leyde, J. Sambix le jeune, 1699. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Hunt.

12o. Leyd.1699. 26

64 Busbequii omnia quæ extant. apd. Elzevir

Augier Ghislain de Busbecq (1522–1592). A. Gislenii Busbequii omnia quæ extant. Lugd[uni] Batavorum, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1633. 16o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

24o. Lug.Bat 1633. 5

65 Bononcini Cantate et Duetti

Giovanni Battista Bononcini (c. 1672–c. 1752). Cantate e duetti dedicati alla Sacra Maesta di Giorgio Re della Gran Bretagna &c. Londra [no publisher given], 1721. fol.

BM; Yale, Hunt.

Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers.

Fol. Lond.1721. 21

66 Barnes Homer vide Homeri &c[·]

See No. 290.


67 Bates’ Dispensatory see Dispensatory

See No. 215.

  --- 4

68 Boccae.s’ Nouels English

Entry by the second hand.

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). The decameron containing an hundred pleasant nouels. London, Isaac Jaggard, 1620. 2 vol. fol.

STC 3172.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry (Vol. 2 only), Hunt.


The spelling “nouels” makes it probable that Congreve’s copy was from the first English translation of the Decameron, 1620, rather than from one of the later translations. See also No. 123.

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opp. 26

see caption

Page four of Congreve’s “Bibliotheca,” showing numbers 55–67 entered by the first hand, 68–69 by the second, and 70 by the third. The larger cross appears before number 65.

69 Holy Bible in four Voloumns

Entry by the second hand.

The Holy Bible, etc. Oxford, J. Baskett, 1727, 26. 4o.

BM; Harv.

Possibly Congreve had an interleaved copy of this edition in four volumes.

4o Oxford 1727 22

70 Bleinheim, a Poem

Entry by the third hand.

[George Baron Lyttelton (1709–1773)] Bleinheim. London, for J. Roberts, 1728. fol.

BM; Harv.

fol. Lon.1728  

71 J. Cæsaris quæ exstant Tabulis æneis./
ornata 2 Vol. Corio Russico./
apud Tonson Charta Imper.

Gaius Julius Cæsar (102–44 B.C.). G. Julii Cæsaris quæ extant. . . . Tabulis Æneis ornata. Londini, sumptibus & typis Jacobi Tonson, 1712. 2 vol. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1187 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

Fol. Lond.1712. 10.

72 —— Commentarii emendati et recogn./
à Jo. Rosseto

G. Julii Cæsaris commentarii, post omnes omnium editiones accurata sedulitate, . . . & studiosissimè recogniti à Joanne Rosseto. Lausannæ, excudebat Joannes Probus, 1571. fol.

BM; Folg.

Fol. Lausannæ 1571. 1

73 —— Commentaires avec Remarques p/
le Sr. Sanson D’/

Les commentaires de Cesar. . . . Remarques sur la carte de l’ancienne Gaule tirée des commentaires de Cesar par le Sr Sanson d’Abbeville. A Paris, chez la veuve Jean Camusat et Pierre Le Petit, 1650. 4o.

BN; Harv.

4o. Par.1650. 13

74 —— Commentaries Translated into/
Eng. by Clemt. Edmonds

In the Savoy [London], by Tho. Newcomb, for Jonathan Edwin, 1677. fol.

Wing C200.

BM; NYP, Cincinnati, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Lond.1677. 1

75 Chaucer’s Works Old Edit. Black Letter

London, Jhon Kyngston for Jhon Wight, 1561. fol.

STC 5075 or 5076.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1561. 1

76 —— Ditto. wth. his Life & a Glossogra/

Wing C3736.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 141 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol Ib.1687. 1

77 —— Ditto. wth. 3 Tales added by J./
Urry. Best Edit.

Eighth edition. London, for Bernard Lintott, 1721. fol.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1721. 10

78 Cowley’s (Abrah.) Works Compt. 9. Edit.

Abraham Cowley (1618–1667). The works. . . . The ninth edition. To which are added, some verses by the author, never before printed. London, for Henry Herringman; and are to be sold by Jacob Tonson and Thomas Bennet, 1700. fol.

Wing C6660.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1700. 9

79 —— Ditto. 2 Vols. wth. Cuts. L. Paper

The tenth edition. Adorn’d with cuts. London, Jacob Tonson, 1707. 2 vol. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, Michigan, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1707. 19

80 —— Ditto. 2 Vols. —— Small Pap.

See No. 79.

A copy of this edition (listed as 3 vols.) was a part of item No. 126 (also a part of item No. 361) in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1707. 27

81 Chardin’s (Sir Jno.) Travels into Persia &c./
Lent to Ld. Hervy

Sir John Chardin (1643–1713). The travels of Sir John Chardin into Persia and the East Indies. London, for Moses Pitt, 1686. fol.

Wing C2043.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1686. 9

82 P. Corneille Theatre 2 Tom.

Pierre Corneille (1606–1684). Le Théâtre de P. Corneille. 2 vol. Imprimé à Rouen, et se vend à Paris chez Thomas Jolly, 1664. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP (v. 1, 1663, de Luyne).

Each volume of Congreve’s copy bears this inscription: “Wm. Congreve the gift of my ffriend Mr. Jacob Tonson Senr.” See J. Isaacs in TLS for September 2, 1949.

Fol. Roven 1664. 1

83 —— Ditto. 3 Tom.

Imprimé à Rouen, et se vend à Paris, chez Augustin Courbé et Guillaume de Luyne, 1660. 3 vol. 8o.

BM; BN, Harv, NYP, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1660. 30

84 T —— Poèmes Dramatiques 2 Tom.

Thomas Corneille (1625–1709). Poëmes dramatiques de T. Corneille. Imprimés à Rouen, et se vendent à Paris, chez Augustin Courbé et Guillaume de Luyne, 1661. 3 vol. 8o.

BN; Harv.

8o. Ib.1661. 30

85 Cotgraves French & Eng. Dictionary

Randle Cotgrave (fl. 1610). A French and English dictionary. London, by William Hunt, 1660. fol.

Wing C6378.

BM; Yale, Clark.

Fol. Lond.1660. 9

86 Cooperi (Tho) Thesaurus Linguæ Rom./
et Britan.

Thomas Cooper (1517?-1594). Thesaurus linguæ Romanæ & Britannicæ. Londini, in ædibus Henrici Bynnemani, 1584. fol.

STC 5689.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1584. 9

87 Cambridge Dictionary Eng. & Lat.

Linguæ Romanæ dictionarium . . . a new dictionary [Engl. and Lat. Lat. and Engl.] Cambridge, for W. Rawlins, T. Dring, R. Chiswell, C. Harper, W. Crook, J. Place, and the executors of S. Leigh, 1693. 4o.

Wing L2354.

BM; Yale, Peabody Inst. (Baltimore).

4o. Camb.1693. 22

88 Cyder, a Poem. Large Paper

John Philips (1676–1709). Cyder, a poem. In two books. London, Jacob Tonson, 1708. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1708. 28

89 Callipædia made Eng. By N. Rowe

Claude Quillet (1602–1661). Callipædia. A poem. In four books . . . made English by N. Rowe. London, for E. Sanger and E. Curll, 1712. 8o.

BM; Harv, Folg, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1712. 20

90 Cartwright’s (Wm.) Comedies, Tragi-Com./
with other Poems

William Cartwright (1611–1643). Comedies, tragi-comedies, with other poems. . . . The ayres and songs set by Mr. Henry Lawes. London, for Humphrey Moseley, 1651. 8o.

Wing C709.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1651. 20

91 Catulli, Tibulli, et Propertii Opera, cum/
variis Lectionibus Ch. Majori

Cantabrigiae, typis Academicis, impensis Jacobi Tonson bibliopolæ Londin, 1702. 4o.

BM; Harv, Pennsylvania, Wisconsin.

4o. Cantabr.1702. 17

92 —— Eadem cum Notis Variorum, et/
ex Recensione Graevii. 2 Vol.

Trajecti ad Rhenum, sumptibus Rudolphi a Zyll, 1680. 8o.

BM; Harv, Illinois.

8o. Rhen.1680 7

93 —— Eadem. cum Foliis deauratis/
apd Tonson

Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12o.

BM; Harv, Illinois.

12o. Lond.1715. 24

94 —— Eadem

Catullus, Tibullus, Propertius, cum C. Galli fragmentis. Amsteledami, apud Isbrandum Haring, 1686. 24o.

BM; Yale, Pennsylvania.

24o. Amst.1686. 5

95 Catulli Opera Separatim. ex Recensione/
Is. Vossii

Editio secunda. Lugduni Batavorum, apud Danielem à Graesbeeck, Cornelium Boutesteyn, Johannis de Vivie, Petrus van der Aa, 1691. 4o.

BM; Harv, LC, Cincinnati.

4o. Lugd.Bat 1691. 7

96 Congreve’s (Wm.) Works 3 Vols. L. Papr.

London, for Jacob Tonson, 1710. 3 voi. 8o. (The pages of the large paper edition in the Huntington Library measure approximately 5½ by 8½ inches.)

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 548 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. Congreve presented one copy of his 1710 works to Joseph Keally (see Congreve’s letter to Keally dated Nov. 9, 1710) and another to A. Henley, in which he wrote on the title page, “The Gift of the Author to A. Henley.” (See J. Isaacs in TLS for September 2, 1949).

8o. Lond.1710. 28

97 —— Ditto. 3 Vols. Small Papr.

Entry crossed through but legible.

See No. 96.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 548 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1710. 27

98 —— Ditto. 2d Vol. Fine Papr.

The works of Mr. William Congreve. . . . The third edition, revis’d by the author. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1719. 2 vol. 12o.

BM; Harv, Pennsylvania, Chicago.

A copy of this edition was item No. 156 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

12o. Ib.1719. 27

99 —— Amendments of Mr Collier’s/
False & imperfect Citations/
from ye Old Batchelour &c/
Large Paper

London, for J. Tonson, 1698.

Wing C5844.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1698. 8

100 Collier’s (Jerem.) View of ye Eng. Stage

Jeremy Collier (1650–1726). A short view of the immorality, and profaneness of the English stage. London, for S. Keble, R. Sare, and H. Hindmarsh, 1698. 8o.

Wing C5263.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve probably bought the first of the three editions of 1698.

8o. Ib.1698. 8

101 Review of Mr Colliers View

A defense of dramatick poetry: being a review of Mr. Collier’s View of the immorality and profaneness of the stage. London, for Eliz. Whitlock, 1698. 8o.

The dedication to John, Viscount Lisburne, is signed “E. S.” [Elkanah Settle?]

Wing F9051 (under Edward Filmer).

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1698 8

102 Reflections on ye Stage & Mr Collier’s/
defence of ye View

John Oldmixon (1678–1742). Reflections on the stage, and Mr. Collyer’s Defense of the Short view. In four dialogues. London, for R. Parker and P. Buck, 1699. 8o.

Wing 0262.

Yale, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1699 8

103 Stage Vindicated agt. Mr Collier/
by Edw. Filmer

Edward Filmer (b. 1652?). A defense of plays: or, The stage vindicated, from several passages in Mr. Collier’s Short view. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1707. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1707 8

104 Creech’s (Tho.) Translation of Horace

Thomas Creech (1659–1700). The odes, satyrs, and epistles of Horace. Done into English. The second edition. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1688. 8o.

Wing H2775.

BM; Princeton, Michigan.

8o. Ib.1688. 20

105 Collection of Treaties, Declarations of/
War &c from 1648 to 1710

A general collection of treatys, declarations of war, manifestos, and other publick papers, . . . from 1648 to the present time. London, by J. Darby for Andrew Bell and E. Sanger, 1710. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Virginia, Oregon.

8o. Ib.1710. 14

106 —— The Statutes now in force/
relating to High Treason./
Bound in Turky Leather

A collection of the several statutes and parts of statutes, now in force, relating to high treason, and misprision of high treason. London, printed by C. Bill, and the executrix of T. Newcomb, 1709. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Minnesota, Hunt.

12o. Ib.1709. 6

107 Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois 2 Tom.

Le nouveau cuisinier royal et bourgeois. 2 tom. Paris, chez Claude Prudhomme, 1722. 12o.


8o. Paris 1722. 32

108 Cebetis Tabula Gr. Lat. Notis Tho. Johnson

Cebes. Tabula. Novâ versione, in puerorum usus, donata, ex selectioribus criticorum notis illustrata. . . . Opera Thomæ Johnson. Londini, impensis authoris, 1720. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP.

8o. Lond.1720. 6

109 Court Cookery, or the Compleat Eng. Cook/
By Richd. Smith

Court cookery: or, The compleat English cook. . . . By R. Smith, Cook (under Mr. Lamb) to King William. London, for T. Wotton, 1725. 8o.

Bodleian; LC.

8o. Ib.1725 32

110 Compleat Court-Cook by Mr Lamb

Patrick Lamb. Royal cookery; or, The complete court-cook. Containing the choicest receipts in all the particular branches of cookery, now in use in the queen’s palaces of St. James’s, Kensington, Hampton-court, and Windsor. London, for Abel Roper, and sold by John Morphew, 1710. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC.

8o. Ib.1710. 32

111 Clavis Homerica

Antonius Roberti (17th century). Clavis homerica, sive Lexicon vocabulorum omnium, quæ in Iliade Homeri, nec non potissimâ Odyssæ parte continentur . . . gr. & lat. Roterdami, ex officinâ Arnoldi Leers, 1655. 8o.

BM; Pennsylvania, Chicago.

8o. Rot.1655. 7

112 Cornelianum Dolium. Comœdia

Thomas Randolph (1605–1635). Cornelianum dolium. Comœdia lepidissima. . . . Auctore, T. R. Londini, apud Tho. Harperum, et væneunt per Tho. Slaterum et Laurentium Chapman 1638. 12o.

STC 20691.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1638. 5

113 Il Calloandro Fedele di Marini

Giovanni Ambrogio Marini (1594–1650).

A copy of a Venice, 1654, edition has not been found.

A copy published at Venice in 1652 may be consulted at the Biblioteca Apostolica Vaticana in Rome.

12o. Ven.1654. 6

114 Il Celimauro, Istoria Spagnvola

Not positively identified. Perhaps this was an Italian translation of a Spanish novel, the same novel that Antonio Giulio Brignole Sale (1605–1665) used about twenty years later as the source for his L’Istoria Spagnuola o il Celidoro.

12o. Nap.1622. 5

115 Cervantes Il Novelliere Castigliano

Miguel de Cervantes Saavadra (1547–1616). Il novelliere Castigliano . . . tradotto dalla lingua Spagnuola nell’Italiana dal Sig. Guglielmo Alessandro de Nouilieri, Clauelli. In Venetia, presso il Barezzi, 1626. 8o.

BM; Harv, Pennsylvania, California.

8o. Ven.1626. 3

116 —— Nouvelles 2 Tom.

Nouvelles . . . traduction nouvelle. Seconde édition, augmentée de plusieurs histoires. A Amsterdam, chez Claude Jordan, 1709. 2 tom. 12o.


12o. Amst.1709. 26

117 Charron of Wisdom, English’d by Dr/
Stanhope 2 Vols[·]

Pierre Charron (1541–1603). Of Wisdom. Three books. Written originally in French, by the Sieur de Charron. . . . Made English by George Stanhope. London, for M. Gillyflower, etc., 1697. 2 vol. 8o. [The first volume (516 pp.) contains Book I and the second volume (708 pp.), Books II and III.]

Wing C3720.

Bodleian; NYP, Princeton, Cincinnati, Clark.

8o. Long.1697. 33

118 Celsus (Corn.) de Medicina

Aulus Cornelius Celsus (53 B.C.-7 A.D.). Aur. Corn. Celsi de medecina libri octo. Amstelædami, apud Joannem Wolters, 1713. 8o.

Royal College of Surgeons (London); Harv, Columbia, Chicago.

8o. Amst.1713 4

119 Comte de Gabalis, ou Entretiens sur les/
Sciences Secretes

[Abbé de Montfaucon de Villars (c. 1635–1673).] Le Comte de Gabalis, ou Entretiens sur les sciences secretes. A Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1670. 12o.

BM; Tennessee.

Congreve’s copy, with “Will Congreve” on the title page, is now in the library of the University of Tennessee.

12o. Paris 1670. 29

120 Contes Arabes [les Mille et Une Nuit]/
p Mr. Galland 12 Tom.

Antoine Galland (1646–1715). Les mille & une nuit. Contes arabes. A Paris, chez la veuve de Claude Barbin, 1704–1717. 11 vol. 12o.


12o. Ib.1705. 23

121 —— Persans [les Mille et un Jour]/
p Mr. de la Croix 5 Tom.

François Pétis de la Croix (1653–1713). Les mille & un jour. Contes persans, traduits en françois. A Paris, en la boutique de Claude Barbin, chez la veuve Ricoeur, 1710–12. 5 tom. 12o. [Volumes II-V are dated 1711 or 1712, and the booksellers vary.]


12o. Ib.1710. 23

122 —— Chinois, ou Vie du Mandarin/
Fum-Hoam 2 Tom[·]

Thomas-Simon Gueulette (1683–1766). Les aventures merveilleuses du mandarin Fum-Hoam, contes chinois. A Paris, Denis Moughet, 1723. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; NYP, LC, Newberry.

8o. Ib.1723. 30

123 Contes et Nouvelles de Boccace avec/
Fig. 2 Tom[·]

Giovanni Boccaccio (1313–1375). Contes et nouvelles. . . . Traduction libre, accommodée au goût de ce temps. Seconde edition. A Cologne, chez Jacques Gaillard, 1712. 2 tom. 8o.

Bodleian; Harv.

8o. Col.1712. 23

124 —— de Marg. de Valois/
avec Fig. 2 Tom[·]

Margaret d’Angoulême, Queen Consort of Henry II, King of Navarre (1492–1549). Contes et nouvelles de Marguerite de Valois, reine de Navarre. 2 tom. A Amsterdam, chez George Gallet, 1700. 8o.

BM; Harv.

8o. Amst.1700. 23

125 —— de la Fontain avec/
Fig. 2 Tom[·]

Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695). Contes et nouvelles en vers. A Amsterdam, chez N. Etienne Lucas, 1721. 8o.

BM; Pennsylvania.

8o. Ib.1721. 30

126 —— le Mème Livre 2 Tom/
en 1 Vol[·]

Contes et nouvelles en vers. A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Brunel, 1699. 2 tom. in 1. 8o.

Bodleian; Clark.

8o. Ib.1699. 25

127 Chomel Abregé de L’Histoire des/
Plantes Usuelles

Pierre Jean Baptiste Chomel (1671–1740). Abrégé de l’histoire des plantes usuelles. Dans lequel on donne leur noms differens, françois et latins. La maniere de s’en servir, la dose, & les principales 35 compositions de pharmacie, dans lesquelles elles sont employées. A Paris, Charles Osmont, 1712. 12o.

BM; Library of U.S. Dept. of Agriculture, Michigan.

8o. Par.1712. 4

128 Culpeper’s London Dispensatory

Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654). Pharmacopœia Londinensis: or The London dispensatory. London, printed by a well-wisher of the Common-wealth of England, 1654. 12o.

Wing C7526.

BM; Yale, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office.

12o. Lond.1654 4

129 Conjuration des Espagnols contre la/
Repub. de Venise

César Vichard de Saint-Réal (1639–1692). Conjuration des Espagnols contre la republique de Venise en l’anneé M.D.C.XVIII. A Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1674. 12o.

Aberdeen, BN, Royal Library (The Hague).

A copy of a 1683 edition has not been found.

12o. Paris 1683. 24

130 Chifflet Grammaire de la Langue Francois

Laurent Chifflet. Essay d’une parfaite grammaire, de la langue françoise. A Bruxelles, chez Lambert Marchant, 1680. 12o.


A copy of a 1688 edition has not been found.

12o. Brux.1688 24

131 Cluverii Introductio in Geographiam

Philippus Cluverius (1580–1622). Introductionis in universam geographiam tam veterem quam novam libri VI. Amstelodami, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1659. 24o.

Liverpool, BN; Harv, Philadelphia, LC.

24o. Amsterd. 5

132 Corn. Nepos . . . . Foliis deauratis apd. Tonson

Cornelius Nepos (c. 99–c. 24 B.C.). Excellentium imperatorum vitæ. [Edited by Michael Maittaire.] Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

12o. Lond.1715 24

133 Cambrai (Evêque de) vide Salignac

See Nos. 575–578.


134 Ciceronis de Officiis Libri 3 cum Notis variorum/
ex Recensione Grævii 3 Vol./
Typis Blavianis

Marcus Tullius Cicero (106–43 B.C.). De officiis libri tres. Cato major, Laelius, paradoxa, somnium Scipionis. Ex recensione Joannis Georgii Grævii. Amstelodami, ex typographia P. & I. Blaeu, 1688. 8o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Indiana.

8o. Amsterd.1688 31

135 —— Idem sine Notis ex Recens./

M. Tullii Ciceronis de officiis libri tres. . . . Ex recensione Joannis Georgii Grævii. Amstelodami, apud H. Wetstenium, 1689. 12o.

BM; Chicago.

12o. Ib.1689. 32

136 —— Epistolarum Libri XVI. ad/
Familiares. ex Recensione/

M. Tullii Ciceronis epistolarum libri XVI. ad familiares . . . ex recensione Io. Georgii Grævii cum ejusdem animadversionibus. Amstelaedami, apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1689. 12o.

BM; Virginia.

12o. Ib.1689. 32

137 —— Opera Notis Gronovii/
XI. Vol[·]

Marci Tulli Ciceronis opera quae extant omnia . . . ab Jacobo Gronovio. Lugduni Batavorum, apud Petrum vander Aa, 1692. 12o.

BM; Chicago.

12o. Lug.Bat.1692 33

138 —— de Oratore ad Fratrem Q./
ex Recensione Tho. Cockman

Oxoniæ, e theatro Sheldoniano, 1696. 8o.

Wing C4298.

BM; Yale, Chicago.

8o. Oxon 1696 32

139 —— de Finibus, Made English/
by S. P. & Revis’d by Mr/
Jer. Collier

Tully’s five books de finibus. . . . Done into English by S. P. Gent. [i.e., Samuel Parker.] Revis’d. . . . By Jeremy Collier. London, for Jacob Tonson and Robert Gibson, 1702. 8o.

BM; Boston Public, Union Theological Seminary, Chicago, Clark.

8o. Lond.1702 32

140 —— de Finibus cum Notis Tho. Bentley

M. T. Ciceronis de finibus bonorum et malorum. . . . Emendavit, notisque illustravit Thomas Bentley. Cantabrigiæ, typis academicis, 1718. 8o.

BM; Harv, Michigan.

8o. Cantab.1718 32

141 —— Cato Major, Lælius, et Somnium/

De officis libri 3. Cato major . . . Laelius . . . paradoxa . . . somnium Scipionis. Amstelodami, ex officinâ Elzevirianâ, 1677. 24o.

BM; Harv, Newberry.

Perhaps Congreve’s copy was from this edition or from one of the editions in 24o issued in 1700 and 1703. Copies of the three editions may be consulted at Harvard.

24o . . . 24

142 —— Traité de la Divination, p/
Mr. l’Abbe Regnier Desmarais

Traité de la divination traduit du Latin de Ciceron, par Mr. l’Abbé Regnier des Marais. A Amsterdam, chez Isaac Trojel, 1711. 8o.

BM; Princeton.

8o. Amst.1711 12

143 —— Epistolarum Libri XVI ad/
Familiares cum Notis Var./
Ex Recensione Grævii. 4 Tom.

M. Tullii Ciceronis epistolarum libri XVI. . . . ex recensione Joannis Georgii Grævii. 4 tom. Amstelodami, ex typographia P. & I. Blaeu, 1693. 8o.

BM; Harv, Johns Hopkins, Michigan.

8o Ib.1693. 31

144 —— Epistolarum Libri XVI ad/
Atticum cum Notis Variorum./
Ex Recensione Grævii. 4 Tom.

M. Tullii Ciceronis epistolarum libri XVI ad T. Pomponium Atticum. Ex recensione Joannis Georgii Graevii. Amstelædami, sumptibus Blaviorum, & Henrici Wetstenii, 1684. 2 vol. text and 2 vol. notes. 8o.

BM; Harv, Pennsylvania, Michigan.

8o. Ib.1684. 31

145 —— Orationes cum Variorum Notis/
Ex Recensione Grævii. 14 Tom.

M. Tullii Ciceronis oratione sex recensione Joannis Georgii Grævii. Amstelodami, P. & I. Blaeu, 1699, [95–99.] 6 vol. text, 7 vol. notes, indexes. 8o.

BM; Harv, Pennsylvania, Illinois.

8o. Ib.1699 31

146 —— de Natura Deorum cum Var/
Notis. Ex Recens. Davisii

Cantabrigiæ, impensis Cornelii Crownfield, 1718. 8o.

BM; Harv.

8o. Cantabr.1718 31

147 —— Tusculanarum Disputationum/
Libri V. cum Comment. Davisii

Editio secunda, auctior et emendatior. Cantabrigiæ, sumptibus Cornelii Crownfield, 1723. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP.

8o. Ib.1723. 31

148 —— Academica cum Comment. Davisii.

Cantabrigiae, sumptibus Corn. Crownfield, 1725. 8o.

BM; Harv.

8o. Ib.1725. 31

149 —— Libri de Divinatione et de/
Fato. cum Var Notis et Davisii

Cantabrigiæ, sumptibus Cornelii Crownfield, 1725. 8o.

BM; Harv.

8o. Ib.1721. 31

150 Comines (Phil. de) Memoires p Denys/
Godefroy 3 Tom[·]

Philippe de Comines, Seigneur d’Argenton (1445–1509). Memoirs . . . contenans l’histoire des Rois Louys XI. & Charles VIII. depuis l’an 1464 jusques en 1498. Augumentez . . . par feu Mr. Denys Godefroy. A Brusselle, chez François Foppens, 1706. 3 tom. 8o.

BM; Harv, Hunt.

Congreve apparently did not have the fourth volume, which appeared in 1714.

8o Bruss.1706 11

151 —— History, wth. Annotations

The history of Philip de Commines, Knight, Lord of Argenton. The fourth edition corrected, with annotations. London, for Samuel Mearne, John Martyn, and Henry Herringman, 1674. fol.

Wing C5542.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Illinois.

Fol. Lond.1674. 2

152 Camoens Luciad, or Portugal’s Historical/
Poem, Englishd by Rd Fanshaw

Luiz de Camoens (1524?-1580). The Lusiad . . . put into English by Richard Fanshaw. London, for Humphrey Moseley, 1655. fol.

Congreve’s copy, with his signature on the title page, was item No. 125 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Wing C397.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1655. 2

153 Chapman’s Homer. vide Homer

See No. 292.

-- --- 21

154 Council of Trent vide Paul’s History &c[·]

See No. 453.

-- --- 15

155 Christian Religion &c vide Religion of/
a Church of Engld. Woman

See No. 515.

-- --- 14

156 Comte de Clare vide Religieuse Amoureuse.

Entry crossed through but legible.

See No. 520.

  --- 26

157 Collection of Poems [ye Grove]

The grove; or, A collection of original poems, translations, &c. By W. Walsh, J. Donne, Dryden, . . . Sir J. Suckling, etc. London, for W. Mears, 1721. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1721. 20

158 Celsus De Medecina

Entry by the second hand.

Aulus Cornelius Celsus (53 B.C.-7 A.D.). Aurelii Cornelii Celsi de re medica libro octo. Lugduni Batavorum, ex officina Plantiniana, apud Franciscum Raphelengium, 1592. Small 4o.

BM; Harv, LC, John Crerar.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1256 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

8vo. Lug:Bat: 4

159 La Cyropedie de Charpentier 2 Tom. 1 vol.

Entry by the third hand.

François Charpentier (1620–1702). La cyropædie, ou L’histoire de Cyrus; traduite du grec de Xenophon. A La Haye, pour Paul & Isaac Vaillant, 1717. 2 tom. Small 8o.

Bibliothèque Royale (Brussels).

12o La Hay.1717  

160 Dryden’s (Jno.) Comedies, Tragedies/
& Opera’s. 2 Vols. Large Papr.

John Dryden (1631–1700). The comedies, tragedies, and operas. . . . Now first collected together, and corrected from the originals. 39 In two volumes. London, for Jacob Tonson, Thomas Bennet, and Richard Wellington, 1701. fol.

Macdonald 107 a i.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Clark.

The “1721” of Congreve’s List is apparently an error for “1701.” A large paper copy of the 1701 edition was item No. 210 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. London 1721. 10

161 —— Translation of Virgil./
with 100 Sculptures L. Papr[·]

The works of Virgil: containing his pastorals, georgics, and Æneis. Translated into English verse; by Mr. Dryden. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1697. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1180 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930. Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers as “Mr. Will Congreve.”

Fol. Ib.1697. 10

162 —— Ditto. Small Paper

See No. 161.

Fol. Ib.1697. 9

163 —— Juvenal & Persius L. Paper

The satires of Decimus Junius Juvenalis. Translated . . . by Mr. Dryden, and several other eminent hands. Together with the satires of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Made English by Mr. Dryden. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1693. fol.

Wing J1288.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

For this edition Congreve translated the Eleventh Satire of Juvenal and contributed verses “To Mr. Dryden on His Translation of Persius.”

Fol. Ib.1693. 10

164 —— Fables Ancient & Modern

Fables ancient and modern; translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1700. fol.

Wing D2278.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1700. 9

165 —— Works 3d. Vol. vizt. Original/
Poems & Translations

The works of Mr. John Dryden. The third volume. Consisting of the author’s original poems and translations. Now first publish’d together. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1701. fol.

Macdonald 108 (2).

BM; Harv, Folg, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1701. 9

166 —— Works 3d. Vol [Plays]

The third volume of the works of Mr. John Dryden. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1695. 4o.

Wing D2210; Macdonald 106 e.

BM; Yale, Folg, Clark.

4o. Ib.1695. 27

167 —— Works 4th. Vol [Poems]

The fourth volume of the works of Mr. John Dryden. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1695. 4o.

Wing D2210; Macdonald 106 e.

BM; Yale Folg, Clark.

4o. Ib.1695. 27

168 —— Collection of Miscellany Poems/
in 6 Vols[·]

Miscellany poems: the first (-sixth) part. . . . Publish’d by Mr. Dryden. The third edition. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1702, 1693–1709. 8o.

Macdonald 42 c, etc.; Case 172 (1) (d), etc.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Michigan, Clark.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1110 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1702 &c. 27

169 —— Ditto 6 Vols[·]

Fourth edition. 6 pts. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1716. 12o.

Macdonald 49; Case 172 (1) (e), etc.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Michigan, Hunt.

12o. Ib.1716. 27

170 —— Dramatick Works 6 Vols[·]

The dramatick works of John Dryden, Esq. London, for Jacob Tonson: and sold by R. Knaplock, W. Taylor, W. Mearns, J. Browne, W. Churchill, E. Symon, and J. Brotherton, 1717. 6 vol. 12o.

This is the edition by Congreve with the famous introduction characterizing Dryden.

Macdonald 109 a i.

BM; Harv, Folg, Clark.

12o. Ib.1717. 27

171 —— Essay on Dram. Poetry &c[·]

Of dramatick poesie, an essay. By John Dryden, servant to His Majesty. Second edition. London, for Henry Herringman, 1684. 4o.

Wing D2328; Macdonald 127 b i.

See also No. 406, which was apparently a second copy of Dryden’s essay bound with other works.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Illinois, Hunt.

4o. -1684 27

172 Dictionaire Historique et Critique p/
Mr. Bayle 4 Tom[·]

Pierre Bayle (1647–1706). Dictionnaire historique et critique. Troisième édition. 4 tom. Rotterdam, chez Michel Bohm, 1720. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Ohio Wesleyan.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1175 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

Fol. Rotterd.1720. 16

173 —— Universelle Fr. et Lat/
5 Tom.

Dictionnaire universel François et Latin. Nouvelle édition. 5 tom. Imprimé à Trévoux, & se vend à Paris, chez Florentin Delaulne, etc., 1721. fol.

BM; Illinois.

Fol. aTrevoux 1721. 10

174 —— Francois p Richelet

Pierre Richelet (1631–1698). Dictionaire François . . . corrigée augmentée [by E. Souciet]. A Geneve, pour David Ritter, chez Vincent Miége, 1693. 4o.


4o. Genev.1693 22

175 —— Italien et Francois p/

Giovanni Veneroni (1642–1708). Dictionaire italien et françois, contenant tout ce qui se trouve dans les autres dictionaires. . . . Nouv. ed. A Paris, chez Michel David, 1710. 4o.

Aberdeen, BN; LC.

4o. Paris 1710 22

176 —— Comique, Satyrique, Critique/
p le Roux

Philibert Joseph Le Roux (d. c. 1790). Dictionnaire comique, satyrique, critique, burlesque, libre & proverbial. A Amsterdam, chez Michel Charles. Le Cène, 1718. 8o.

BM; Yale, Newberry.

8o. Amst.1718 23

177 Davenant’s (Sir Wm.) Works Compleat.

Sir William Davenant (1606–1668). The works of. London, by T. N. for Henry Herringman, 1673. fol.

Wing D320.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

Fol. London 1673. 9

178 —— Discourse upon Gondibert

A Paris, chez Matthieu Guillemot, 1650. 12o.

Wing D322.

BM; Harv, Folg, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 182 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

12o. Ib.1650. 5

179 —— (Dr.) Essay on ye East India/

Charles Davenant (1656–1714). An essay on the East-India-trade. By the author of The essay upon wayes and means. London, for J. K., 1696. 8o.

Wing D307.

BM; Harv, NYP, Columbia, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 181 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1696 8

180 Dictionarium Historicum Geogr. Poet./
p Car Stephanum et N./

Charles Estienne (1504–1564). Dictionaricum historicum, geographicum, poeticum . . . a Carolo Stephano . . . Nicolaum Lloydium. Londini, impensis B. Tooke, T. Passenger, T. Sawbridge, A. Swalle & A. Churchill, 1686. fol.

Wing E3349.

BM; Yale, NYP, Chicago, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1686. 9

181 —— Spanish & Eng. by Minsheu

Richard Perceval (1550–1620). A dictionarie in Spanish and English, first published . . . by Ric[hard] Percivale . . . enlarged . . . by John Minsheu. London, by E, Bollifant, 1599. fol.

STC 19620.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. ib.1599. 2

182 Donne’s Poems

John Donne (1573–1631). Poems. With elegies on the authors death. London, by M. F[lesher] for John Marriot, 1633. 4o.

STC 7045.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 200 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

4o. London.1633. 20

183 —— Ditto

Poems. . . . With elegies on the authors death. To which is added divers copies under his own hand, never before printed. In the Savoy [London], by T. N. for Henry Herringman, 1669. 8o.

Wing D1871.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 631 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1669. 20

184 Diemerbroeck Anatome Corporis Humani

Isbrandus de Diemerbroeck (1609–1674). Anatome corporis humani. Ultrajecti, sumptibus & typis Meinardi à Dreunen, 1672. 4o.

BM; Harv, Minnesota.

Congreve’s copy, with “Will: Congreve ex dono D: Hobbs,” was item No. 194 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. According to Professor J. Isaacs (TLS for September 2, 1949) the inscription reads, “Willm. Congreve ex dono Dr. Hobbs.”

4o. Ultraj.1672. 4

185 Descartes Compendium of Musick

Wing does not list a 1657 edition of René Descartes’ Compendium. The 1653 edition (Wing D1132), probably the one in Congreve’s library, may be consulted in BM; Harv, Newberry, and Clark. This edition was printed in London, by Thomas Harper, for Humphrey Moseley and Thomas Heath, 1653. 4o.

4o. Lond.1657. 3

186 Dennis (Jno.) Select Works 2 Vols/
Large Paper

John Dennis (1657–1734). The select works of Mr. John Dennis. In two volumes. London, for John Darby, 1718. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry.

8o. Ib.1718. 28

187 —— Remarks on Prince Arthur

Remarks on a book entituled, Prince Arthur, an heroick poem. With some general critical observations, and several new remarks upon Virgil. London, for S. Heyrick and R. Sare, 1696. 8o.

Wing D1040.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Clark.

8o. Ib.1696. 8

188 —— Remarks on ye Fable of ye Bees

Vice and luxury publick mischiefs: or Remarks on a book intituled The fable of the bees; or, Private vices publick benefits. London, for W. Mears, 1724. 8o.

BM; Harv, Folg, Texas, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1724. 33

189 —— Original Letters

Original letters, familiar, moral and critical. London, for W. Mears, 1721. 2 vol. in 1. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Ib.1721. 33

190 Dacier (Madame) Anacreon et Sapho

Anne Lefèvre, afterwards Dacier (1654–1720). Les poesies d’Anacreon et de Sapho, traduites de grec en françois, avec des remarques. A Amsterdam, chez Paul Marret, 1699. 12o.

BM; Harv, Williamsburg Colonial.

12o. Amst.1699. 25

191 —— Comedies de Terence 3 Tom.

Les comedies de Terence, traduites en françois, avec des remarques, par Madame Dacier. A Amsterdam, aux dépens de Gaspar Fritsch, 1706. 3 tom. 12o.

BM; Chicago.

12o. Ib.1706. 25

192 —— Comedies d’Aristophane

Comedies grecques d’Aristophane. Traduites en françois, avec des notes critiques, & un examen de chaque piece selon les regles du theatre. Par Madame Dacier. A Paris, chez Denys Thierry et Claude Barbin, 1692. 12o.

BM; Harv, Boston Public, NYP.

Congreve’s copy, with the signature “W: Congreve” on the title page, is now in the Boston Public Library.

12o. Ib.1692. 25

193 —— L’Odysseè d’Homere 3 Tom[·]

L’Odyssée d’Homere, traduite en françois, avec des remarques par Madame Dacier. Paris, aux dêpens de Rigaud, 1716. 3 tom. 12o.


12o. Paris.1716. 18

194 —— L’Iliade d’Homere 3 Tom.

L’Iliade d’Homere, traduite en françois, avec des remarques par Madame Dacier. Paris, chez Rigaud, 1711. 3 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

12o. Ib.1711. 18

195 —— de la Corruption du Goust

Des causes de la corruption du goust. A Paris, aux dépens de Rigaud, 1714. 12o.

BM; Yale, NYP, Michigan, Clark.

12o. Ib.1714. 18

196 —— Homer’s Iliad Translated/
by Mr Ozell 5 Vols[·]

The Iliad . . . with notes. To which are prefix’d, a large preface, and the life of Homer, by Madam Dacier. Done from the French by Mr. Ozell, [Broome, and Oldisworth], London, by G. James, for Bernard Lintott, 1712. 5 vol. 12o.


12o. London 1712. 6

197 —— (Monsieur) Trag. de Sophocle

André Dacier (1651–1722). L’Œdipe et l’Electre de Sophocle. . . . Traduites en françois avec des remarques. A Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1692. 12o.


A copy of an Amsterdam edition of 1693 has not been found.

12o. Amst.1693. 25

198 —— Poetique d’Aristote

La poetique d’Aristote, contenant les regles les plus exactes pour juger du poëme heröíque, & des pieces de théâtre. . . . Traduite en françois . . . par Mr. [André] Dacier. A Amsterdam, chez George Gallet, 1692. 12o.

Bodleian; Harv, Newberry.

In the manuscript List the “Ib.” is crossed through, but nothing is substituted. For Congreve’s Latin translation of the Poetica see No. 8.

12o. Ib.1692. 12

199 —— Oeuvres d’Horace en Lat/
et Francois 10 Tom[·]

Troisiéme edition . . . augmentée par l’auteur. 10 tom. A Paris, J.-B.-Christophe Ballard, 1709. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

12o. Ib.1709. 18

200 Dale (Sam.) Pharmacologia 2 Vol[·]

Samuel Dale (1659?-1739). Pharmacologia, seu Manuductio ad materiam medicam. . . . Iterata editio, emendata & aucta. Londini, apud Benj. Walford, 1710. 12o.

BM; Missouri Botanical Garden.

12o. London 1710. 4

201 —— Lat. 1 Vol.

Entry by the third hand.

Pharmacologiae . . . supplementum. Londini, impensis Sam. Smith & Benj. Walford, 1705. 12o.

BM; U.S. Surgeon General’s Office.


202 Dion Cassius’s History Abridg’d by Xiphilin./
Translated by Mr Manning/
2 Vols[·]

London, for A. & J. Churchill, 1704. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, California.

8o. Ib.1704. 13

203 Dodwell’s (Hen.) Epistolary Discourse/
about ye Soul

Henry Dodwell (1641–1711). An epistolary discourse, proving, from the Scriptures . . . that the soul is a principle naturally mortal; but immortalized actually by the pleasure of God. London, for R. Smith, 1706. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Texas.

8o. Ib.1706. 14

204 Discourse of ye Grounds & Reasons/
of Christian Religion

Anthony Collins (1676–1729). A discourse of the grounds and reasons of the Christian religion. In two parts. London, [no printer given], 1724. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, California.

8o. Ib.1724. 14

205 Doctrine of Chances or Method of/
Calculating ye Probability/
of Events in Play

Abraham de Moivre (1667–1754). The doctrine of chances: or, A method of calculating the probability of events in play. London, by W. Pearson for the author, 1718. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, John Crerar.

4o. Ib.1718. 2

206 Don Quixote Vida y Hechos 2 Tom.

Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra (1547–1616). Vida y hechos del ingenioso Cavallero Don Quixote de la Mancha. Amberes, H. y C. (or J. B.) Verdussen, 1697. 2 tom. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC.

8o. Amberes 1697. 11

207 —— Ditto Parte 1

En Bruselas, Juan Mommarte, 1662. 2 tom. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC.

Congreve had only the first of two parts. Compare item No. 179 in the Leeds Sale, 1930, where a copy of this edition was described as “Parte Primera only (should be two).”

8o. Bruss.1662 8

208 —— Translated into English

The history of the valorous and witty-knight-errant, Don-Quixote, of the Mancha. Translated out of the Spanish; now newly corrected and amended. London, by Richard Hodkinsonne, for Andrew Crooke, 1652. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 134 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Lond.1652. 2

209 —— done into English 2 Vols.

The history of Don-Quichote. London, for Ed. Blounte, 1620. 2 vol. 4o.

STC 4916–4917.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Virginia, Hunt.

4o. Ib.1620. 3

210 Don Quichotto Histoire en 4 Tom.

Histoire de l’admirable Don Quixotte de la Manche. A Paris, chez Claude Barbin, 1678. 4 tom. 12o.


A copy of the second edition, 1679, has not been found.

12o. Paris 1679. 23

211 Demosthenes Orations, done from ye Greek/
by Several Hands

Demosthenes (385?-322 B.C.). Several orations of Demosthenes. . . . English’d from the Greek by several hands. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1702. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Chicago.

12o. Ib.1702. 11

212 —— Philippiques avec Remarques

Philippiques de Démosthène, avec des remarques. A Paris, chez la veuve de Claude Barbin, 1701. 4o.

BN; Yale.

4o. ibid.1701. 22

213 Dispensatory, Compleat English, by Quincy

John Quincy (d. 1722). Pharmacopœia officinalis & extemporanea: or, A compleat English dispensatory. London, A. Bell, etc., 1718. 8o.

BM; Michigan.

8o. Ib.1718. 4

214 —— of ye Royal College by Ditto

The dispensatory of the Royal College of Physicians. London, by W. Bowyer, for R. Knaplock, B. Took, D. Midwinter, R. Smith, W. and J. Innys, and J. Osborn, 1721. 8o.

BM; Philadelphia College of Pharmacy and Science.

8o. Ib.1721. 4

215 —— by Salmon & Bates 4th Edit.

William Salmon (1644–1713). Pharmacopœia Bateana: or Bate’s dispensatory. . . . The fourth edition. London, for W. Innys, 1713. 8o.

BM; Richmond (Va.) Academy of Medicine.

8o. Ib.1713. 4

216 —— London, by Salmon 7th Edit.

Pharmacopœia Londinensis: or, The new London dispensatory. . . . The seventh edition, corrected and amended. London, by J. Dawks, for R. Chiswell, M. Wotton, J. Walthoe, G. Conyers, J. Nicholson, J. Sprint, and T. Ballard, 1707. 8o.

Wellcome Historical Medical Library (London).

8o. Ib.1707. 4

217 —— 2d. Part, or Doron Medicum,/
by Salmon

Doron medicum: or, A supplement to the new London dispensatory. London, for T. Dawks, T. Bassett, J. Wright, and R. Chiswell, 1683. 8o.

BM; Harv.

A copy of a 1718 edition has not been found.

8o. Ib.1718. 4

218 —— London by Culpeper

See No. 128.

12o. Ib.1654. 4

219 E. of Danby’s Letters Duke of Leeds

Thomas Osborne, 1st Duke of Leeds (1631–1712). Copies and extracts of some letters written to and from the Earl of Danby (now Duke of Leeds) in the years 1676, 1677, and 1678. London, for John Nicholson, 1710. 8o.

BM; Yale, Newberry.

8o. Ib.1710 33

220 Discourse upon Gondibert Vide Davenant

See No. 178.

----   5

221 Cullpepers Dispensatory and English physn[·]

Entry by the second hand.

Nicholas Culpeper (1616–1654). Pharmacopœia Londinensis; or The London dispensatory. London, for George Sawbridge, 1675. 8o.

Royal College of Physicians (London), Cambridge; Cushing Library (Yale Medical School).

Congreve’s No. 221 was probably made up of this work bound with Culpeper’s The English Physitian, which appeared in 1653 and many later editions.

8o. Lon 1675. 4

222 2 Dissertations concerning Sense, the Imagination, &c[·]

Entry by the third hand.

[Zachary Mayne (fl. 1728)]. Two dissertations concerning sense, and the imagination. With an essay on consciousness. London, for J. Tonson, 1728. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, Chicago.

8o. Lon.1728  

223 Demosthene, Phillippiques traduites en Francois 2 vol[·]

Entry by the third hand.

Demosthenes (385?-322 B.C.). Traduction des Philippiques de Demosthene. A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1688. 2 tom. small 12o.

BN; Yale, LC.

24o Ams.1688  

224 Dunton’s Journal of the Sally Fleet

Entry by the third hand.

John Dunton, Mariner. A true journall of the Sally fleet, with the proceedings of the voyage. London, by John Dawson for Thomas Nicholes, 1637. 4o.

STC 7357.

BM; NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

4o Lon.1637  

225 Daniels History vid. R.

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 528.


226 Echard’s (Laur.) History of England/
from Julius Cæsar to ye End/
of K. James 1st. Large Papr[·]

Laurence Echard (1670?-1730). The history of England. From the first entrance of Julius Cæsar and the Romans, to the end of the reign of King James the First. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1707. fol.

BM; Yale, LC, Michigan.

Congreve had only the first of three volumes.

Fol. Lond.1707. 16

227 —— Roman History – – 2 Vols.

The Roman history, from the building of the city, to the perfect settlement of the empire, etc. London, by T. Hodgkin, for M. Gillyflower, etc., 1696–98. 2 vol. 8o.

Wing E152.

Cambridge; St. Benedict’s College (Atchison, Kansas).

8o. Ib.1696. 13

228 —— Ditto continued 3 Vols/
Large Paper

London, for Jacob Tonson (1704) and W. Freeman, etc. (1705, 1706), 1704–1706. 3 vol. 8o.

Bodleian; Boston Public, Oberlin.

8o. Ib.1704. 13

229 English Military Discipline

English military discipline. Or, The way and method of exercising horse & foot. . . . With a treatise of all sorts of arms and engines of war. London, for Robert Harford, 1680. 8o.

Wing E3105A.

BM; Harv, Hunt.

12o. Ib.1680. 8

230 Erasmi Adagiorum Epitome

Desiderius Erasmus (1466?-1536). Adagiorum D. Erasmi . . . epitome. Ex novissima Chiliadum ceu ipsorum fontium recognitione excerpta. . . . Cum indice rerum ac verborum. Amsterodami, apud Joan. Janssonium, 1649. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Chicago, Washington State.

12o. Amst.1649. 5

231 Essays & Characters [Microcosmographie]

John Earle, Bishop of Salisbury (1601?-1665). Micro-cosmographie. Or, A peece of the world discovered; in essayes and characters. The fifth edition much enlarged. London, for Robert Allot, 1629. 12o.

STC 7442.

BM; NYP, Folg, Illinois, Hunt.

12o. Lond.1629. 5

232 Eccles (Jno.) Collection of Songs for 1./
2 & 3 Voices &c[·]

John Eccles (d. 1735). A collection of songs for one two and three voices together with such symphonys for violins or flutes as were by the author design’d for any of them. London, for J. Walsh, [1704]. fol.

BM; Yale, NYP, Folg.

Fol. ---- 21

233 Euremond (Monsr. de St.) Oeuvres/
meslees 3 Tom Grd. Papr./
apud Tonson

Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, Seigneur de Saint-Évremond (1610–1703). Oeuvres meslées. . . . L. P. A Londres, chez Jacob Tonson, 1705. 3 tom. [2 tom. in 3]. 4o.

BM; Folg.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1146 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

4o. London 1705. 17

234 Englishman, being ye Sequel of ye Guardian/
Large Papr.

Sir Richard Steele (1672–1729). London, by Sam. Buckley, 1714. 8o.

BM; NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition (not mentioned as Large Paper) was item No. 620 of the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Lond.1714. 28

235 Etherege’s (Sir Geo.) Plays & Poems

Sir George Etherege (1635?-1691). The works of Sir George Etherege: containing his plays and poems. London, for H. H. and sold by J. Tonson and T. Bennet, 1704. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1704. 20

236 Eustachii Summa Philosophiæ

Eustacius, a Sancto Paulo. Summa philosophiæ quadripartita. Cantabrigiæ, ex officinâ Rogeri Danielis, 1640. 8o.

STC 10578.

BM; Harv, Yale, Chicago.

Congreve’s copy (in the Yale Library) bears this note on the front inside cover: “Gulielmus Congreve est verus Possessor hajus Libri ex Dono Henrici Luther.” Apparently in the same handwriting are the dates 1682 and 1683 on the margin of the Preface, and the signature “W: Congreve” on page iii. Congreve’s signature appears at least four other times in the book. This book was bought by the Yale Library in 1942 from C. A. Stonehill, Ltd., who had the book in stock as early as 1937, stock No. 482, from some source that cannot now be traced.

8o. Cantabr 1640. 7

237 Epistolæ Obscurorum Virorum

Ortwinus Gratius (1491–1542). Epistolarum obscurorum virorum, ad Dn. M. Ortwinum Gratium Volumina II. Francofurti ad Moenum, 1624. 8o.


8o. Franc.1624. 6

238 Egyptian History [Prodigies of Egypt]

Murtadā ibn al-Khafīf. The Egyptian history, treating of the pyramids, the inundation of the Nile, and other prodigies of Egypt, according to the opinions and traditions of the Arabians. Written originally in the Arabian tongue by Murtadi, the son of Gaphiphus. Rendered into French by Monsieur Vattier, . . . and done into English by J. Davies, of Kidwelly. London, by R: B. for W. Battersby (or Thomas Basset), 1672. 8o.

Wing M3127–3128.

BM; Harv, LC.

8o. Lond.1672. 3

239 Elemens de L’Histoire p Vallemont 2 Tom.

See No. 637.

12o. Paris 1699. 11

240 L’Ecole parfaite des Officiers de Bouche

Entry by the third hand.

L’escole parfaite des officiers de bouche, contenant, Le vray maistre-d’hostel. Le grand escuyer-trenchant. Le sommelier royal. Le confiturier royal. Le cuisinier royal. Et le patissier royal. Seconde édition . . . corrigée. Paris, 1666. 12o.


The British Museum has also the seventh edition, Paris, 1715. A copy of a 1716 edition has not been found.

12 Par.1716  

241 Fabri (Tanaq) Epistolæ

Tannequi Lefèbvre (1615–1672). Tanaquilli Fabri epistolæ. Pars prima. Editio altera priori emendatior. Salmurii, sumptibus Isaaci Desbordes & Joannis Lesnerii, 1674. 4o.

BM; Harv, Newberry.

4o. Salmuri 1674. 22

242 Fontenelle (Mr. de) Histoire des Oracles

Bernard Le Bovier de Fontenelle (1657–1757). Histoire des oracles. A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1698. 12o.

BM; Gardner Sage (New Brunswick, N. J.).

12o. Par.1698. 25

243 —— Entretiens sur la Pluralitè/
des Mondes

Quatrième édition. A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1698. 12o.


12o. Ib.1698. 25

244 —— Nouveaux Dialogues des/
Morts 2 Tom. 5. Edit[·]

Cinquième edition. A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1700. 2 tom. 12o.


12o. Ib.1700 25

245 —— Jugement de Pluton, sur les/
2 Parties des Dialogues des/

A Paris, chez C. Blageart, 1684. 12o.


12o. Ib.1684. 25

246 —— Poesies Pastorales

Poesies pastorales. Avec un traité sur la nature de l’églogue, & une digression sur les anciens & les modernes. A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1698. 12o.


12o. Ib.1698. 25

247 —— Lettres Galantes de Monsieur/
le Chevalier D’Her * * *

Troisiéme edition. A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1599 [for 1699]. 12o.

BM; Harv.

12o. Ib.1699. 25

248 ——’s Dialogues of ye Dead/

Fontenelle’s Dialogues of the dead, in three parts. . . . Translated from the French [by John Hughes]. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1708. 8o.

BM; Yale, Folg, Newberry, Clark.

8o. London 1708 8

249 ——’s Plurality of Worlds, Translated/
by Mr Glanvil

A plurality of worlds. Written in French by the author of the Dialogues of the dead. Translated into English by Mr. Glanvill. London, printed for R. W. and sold by Tho. Osbourne, 1702. 8o.

BM; Harv, Library Company of Philadelphia, Clark.

12o. Ib.1702. 8

250 Fontaine (Mr. de la) Fables Choises/
4 Tom. en 2 Vol[·]

Jean de la Fontaine (1621–1695). Fables choisies. Mises en vers. A Anvers, chez la veuve de Barthelemy Foppens, 1699. 4 parts in 2 vol. 8o.


8o. Anvers 1699 25

251 Femmes des XII. Cesars p Mr. de/

Jacques Roergas de Serviez (1679–1727). Les femmes des douze cesars, contenant la vie & les intrigues secretes des imperatrices & femmes des premiers empereurs romains; où l’on voit les traits les plus interessants de l’histoire romaine. Tirée des anciens auteurs grecs & latins, avec des notes historique & critiques. A Paris, chez De Launay, 1718. 12o.

BM; NYP, Illinois.

12o. Paris 1718. 11

252 Fuller’s (Tho.) Andronicus, or the/
unfortunate Politician

Thomas Fuller (1608–1661). Andronicus, or The unfortunate politician. Shewing sin; slowly punished. Right; surely rescued. London, by W. Wilson, for John Williams, 1646. 8o.

Wing does not list a 1646 edition in 12o, but lists three editions of that year in 8o: Wing F2403—Bodleian; Union Theological Sem., Clark; Wing F2405—BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry; Wing F2406—Bodleian; Yale, Hunt.

12o Lond.1646. 6

253 Filli di Sciro del Conte Guidubaldo

Guido Ubaldo Bonarelli della Rovere (1563–1608). Filli di Sciro, favola pastorale. In Amsterdam, nella stamperia del S. D. Elsevier, 1678. 32o.


24o. Amst.1678 5

254 L. Florus – – Foliis deauratis. apd. Tonson

Lucius Annæus Florus (2d century after Christ). Cui subjungitur Lucii Ampelii liber memorialis. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Alma College (Michigan).

12o Lond.1715 24

255 Figgs Poems

A collection of poems on several occasions. . . . To which is added a pastoral, entitled, The fond shepherdess. Dedicated to Mr. Congreve. By Mrs. Sarah Fyge Egerton. London, to be sold by the booksellers, 1706. 8o.

Folg, Texas, Clark.

For the 1710(?) edition of this work see No. 461.

12o. --- 20

256 Galliard’s VI. Eng. Cantata’s after/
ye Italian Manner

Johann Ernest Galliard (1687?-1749). Six English cantatas after the Italian manner. London, for J. Walsh, [1716]. fol. [Words by Congreve and others.]

BM; Harv.

Fol. ---- 21

257 Gay’s (Jno.) Poems on Sevl. Occasions/
Large Papr.

John Gay (1685–1732). Poems on several occasions. London, for Jacob Tonson and Bernard Lintot, 1720. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

Three copies of this edition were in the Leeds Sale, 1930, as Nos. 257, 258, 259. Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers.

4o. Lond.1720. 2

258 —— Trivia, or ye Art of Walking/
London Streets. Large Paper

London, for Bernard Lintot, [no date. 1716?]. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 256 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.– – – 28

259 —— Fables

Entry by the third hand.

London, for J. Tonson and J. Watts, 1727. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Texas.

4o Ib.1727  

260 Garth’s (Sam.) Dispensary, a Poem. L. Papr.

Sir Samuel Garth (1661–1719). Fourth edition. London, printed and sold by John Nutt, 1700. 8o.

Wing G276.

BM; Harv, Princeton.

8o. Ib.1700. 19

261 —— Ditto 7th Edit[·]

The seventh edition. With several descriptions and episodes never before printed. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1714. 12o.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Michigan, Clark.

12o. Ib.1714 20

262 Guzman, ye Spanish Rogue, his Life

Mateo Alemán (c. 1547–1614?). The rogue; or, The life of Guzman de Alfarache. [Translated into English by James Mabbe.] Oxford, by William Turner, for Robert Allot, 1630. fol.

STC 290.

BM; Harv, Yale, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy with “Will: Congreve” on the title page was item No. 9 in the Leeds Sale, 1930, and is now in the Yale Library.

Fol. Oxon.1630. 2

263 Gazæ (Theod.) Gram. Institutionis Liber Primus

Theodorus Gaza (1398–1478). Grammaticæ institutionis liber primus, sic translatus per Erasmum Roterodamum. Basileae apud Joannem Frobenium, 1516. 4o. [Imprint at the back. The Preface ends with “Antuerpiæ. Anno MDXVI.”]

BM, Bibl. de l’Arsenal (Paris); Iowa.

4o. Antv.1516 14

264 et Luciani Dialogi 70. Gr. Lat: à Schotto

Bracketed with No. 263 in the manuscript.

Lucian of Samosata (b. c. A.D. 120). Luciani Samosatensis deorum dialogi numero. 70. una cum interpretatione e regione latina. Argentine, Johannes Schottus, 1515. 4o.

BM; Yale.

4o. Argent 1515 14

265 Grammatices Græcæ Rudimenta, in Usum/
Scholæ Westmon.

Richard Busby (1606–1695). Græcæ grammatices rudimenta. In usum scholæ regiæ Westmonasteriensis. Londini, ex officinâ Eliz. Redmayne. 1693. 8o.

Wing B6224.

Bodleian; Washington and Lee.

8o. Lond.1693. 7

266 Godfrey of Bulloigne, done into Eng. Verse/
by Edw. Fairfax

Godfrey of Bulloigne: or The recovery of Jerusalem. Done into English heroical verse, by Edward Fairfax. London, by J. M. for H. Herringman, and are to be sold by Jos. Knight, and F. Saunders, 1687. 8o.

Congreve’s copy could have belonged to any of the three issues of 1687: Wing T174 (By J. M. for H. Herringman)—BM; Harv, LC, Cincinnati; Wing T174A (By J. M. for G. Wells and A. Swalle)—Harv, Chicago; Wing T174B (By J. M. for Ric. Chiswell, Ric. Bentley, Tho. Sawbridge, and Geo. Wells)—NYP, Illinois.

8o Ib.1687. 19

267 Il Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme Liberata,/
del Tasso. 2 Tom[·]

Torquato Tasso (1544–1595). Il Goffredo, overo Gierusalemme liberata. . . . Con l’allegoria universale. Amsterdam, D. Elsevier, 1678. 2 tom. 16o.


24o. Amsterd 1678. 5

268 Gerardo, the unfortunate Spaniard

Gonsalo de Céspedes y Meneses (1585?-1638). Gerardo the unfortunate Spaniard. London, by William Bentley, and are to be sold by William Shears, 1653. 8o.

Wing C1783.

BM; Newberry.

8o. Lond.1653. 20

269 ye Grove, a Collection of Orig. Poems./
Translations &c[·]

See No. 157.

8o. Ib.1721. 20

270 Gherardi Theatre Italien 6 Tom[·]

Evaristo Gherardi (d. 1700). Le theatre italien de Gherardi, ou, Le recueil general de toutes les comedies & scenes françoises jouées par les comediens italiens du roy, pendant tout le temps qu’ils ont été au service. A Paris, chez Jean-Babt. Cusson et Pierre Witte, 1700. 6 tom. 12o.

BN; Columbia, Iowa.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1219 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

12o. Paris 1700. 25

271 le Gage Touchè, Histoires Galantes

Eustache Lenoble, Baron de Saint-Georges et de Tennelière (1643–1711).

A copy of a 1711 edition has not been found. Other editions may be consulted at NYP (1700), BM (1718), BN (1722), Harv (1724), and LC (1724).

  ib.1711. 26

272 Gassendi Philosophie Abregè p Bernier/
7 Tom 6 voll[·]

Pierre Gassend (1592–1655). Abregé de la philosophie . . . par F. Bernier. Seconde édition. A Lyon, chez Anisson, Pousel, & Rigaud, 1684. 7 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Michigan.

12o. Lyon 1684. 12

273 le Guide des Londres dedié aux Voyageurs/

[François Colsoni (fl. 1693).] Le guide de Londres dedié aux voyageurs etrangers. . . . Troisiéme edition. A Londres, imprimé pour le German Bookseller Shop near Somerset-house in the Strand, 1710. Small 8o.

BM; Harv.

Congreve’s title follows that of the “third” edition (1710) rather than that of earlier editions in 1693 and 1697.

12o. ---- 6

274 Gustave Vasa, Histoire de Suede

[Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force (d. 1724.).] Gustave Vasa, histoire de Suede. A Paris, chez Simon Benard, 1698–7. 12o. 2 tom. 12o.

The second volume is dated 1697.


12o. Par.1697. 26

275 Germaine de Foix, Reine d’Espagne

Entry crossed through but legible.

Nicholas Baudot de Juilly (1678–1759). Germaine de Foix, reine d’Espagne. Nouvelle historique. A Amsterdam, chez Hans Henry, MDCCC [for 1700]. 12o.

Bibl. de l’Arsenal (Paris).

12o. Amst.1700 26

276 Gulliver see Trauels

Entry by the second hand.

See No. 612.


277 Gentelmans Jockey

Entry by the second hand.

The gentleman’s jockey, and approved farrier; instructing in the natures, causes, and cures of all diseases incident to horses. London, for Henry Twyford and Nath. Brook, 1671. 8o.

Wing lists eight editions, 1671–1687. BM has the first and the eighth. Harv has the seventh, 1683. A copy of a 1717 edition has not been found.

8o. Lond:1717 4

278 Gellius (Aulus) Var. not. Gronovii

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 5.

4o Lug.B.


279 High Treason see Collection of Statutes &c[·]

See No. 106.

----   6

280 Howel’s French & Eng Dictionary. See Cotgrave

See No. 85.

——   9

281 Hobbes’s (Tho) Leviathan, or Commonwealth/
Ecclesiastical & Civil

Thomas Hobbes (1588–1679). Leviathan, or The matter, forme, & power of a common-wealth ecclesiasticall and civill. London, Andrew Crooke (or Ckooke), 1651. fol.


Three folio editions have 1651 on the title page: Wing H2246—BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt; Wing H2247—Bodleian; Harv, Folg, LC, Illinois; Wing H2248—BM; Harv, Princeton, Chicago.

Two copies of the 1651 folio, both listed as the first edition, appeared as item Nos. 303 and 304 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. London 1651. 9

282 —— Translation of Thucydides/
History of ye Poloponnesian/

Eight bookes of the Peloponnesian warre written by Thucydides the sonne of Olorus. Interpreted . . . by Thomas Hobbes. London, for Richard (or H.) Mynne, 1634. fol.

STC 24059.

BM; Harv, Folg, Illinois, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1634. 9

283 Harmonia Sacra, or Divine Hymns/
& Dialogues Composed by/
ye best Masters. 2 Parts

Henry Playford (1657–1706?). Harmonia sacra: or, Divine hymns and dialogues; with a through-bass for the theorbolute, bass viol, harpsicord, or organ. Composed by the best masters of the last and present age; the words by several learned and pious persons. London, by William Pearson, for Henry Playford, 1703. fol. (Book II: by Edward Jones, for Henry Playford.)

BM; Harv, Illinois.

The first part appeared in 1688 and again in 1703. The second part appeared in 1693. Since Congreve had two parts, he probably had the 1703 edition of the first part and the first edition of the second part. An edition in two volumes described as “1703–1693” was item No. 455 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Ib.1703. 21

284 Hales (Jno) Golden Remains 3d. Edit.

John Hales (1584–1656). Golden remains, of the ever memorable Mr. John Hales, of Eaton-Colledge, &c. The third impression. With additions from the authors own copy, viz. sermons and miscellanies. Also letters and expresses concerning the synod of Dort. From an authentick hand. London, by T. B. for George Pawlet, 1688. 8o.

Wing H272.

BM; Harv, Chicago, Clark.

8o. Ib.1688 14

285 Herodote Histoires mises en François/
p DuRyer. Grd. Papr[·]

Herodotus (5th Century B.C.). Les histoires d’Herodote. Mises en françois par P. Du Ryer. A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1658. fol.

BN; Harv, Lehigh (Pennsylvania).

Fol. Paris 1658 16

286 Herodotus’s History Translated from the/
Greek by Is. Littlebury. 2 Vol[·]

The history of Herodotus. Translated from the Greek. By Isaac Littlebury, London, for A. Bell, etc., 1720. 2 vol. 8o.

Bodleian; Harv. LC.

8o. Lond.1720 13

287 Herodoti Historiarum Libri IX

Herodoti Halicarnassei historiæ libri IX: et de vita Homeri. Francofurti, apud hæredes Andreæ Wecheli, 1584. 8o.

Bodleian; Harv, Vassar, Cincinnati, Hunt.

8o. Francof.1584 7

288 Hippocrate Oeuvres avec des/
Remarques. 2 Tom[·]

Les oeuvres d’Hippocrate traduites en François, avec des remarques [by A. Dacier]. A Paris, par la Compagnie des Libraires (or A. Lambin), 1697. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office.

A copy of this edition, described as 12o, was listed under No. 1182 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

8o. Paris 1697. 4

289 Homeri quæ extant Omnia Gr. Lat./
cum Comment. Spondani

Homeri quae extant omnia. . . . Cum Latina versione . . . Jo. Spondani . . . commentariis. Basileæ, per Sebastianum Henricpetri, 1606. fol.

BM; Harv, Morgan, Northwestern, Hunt.

The copy with “W. Congreve” on the title page is now in the Morgan Library in New York.

Fol. Basil 1606. 9

290 —— Ilias et Odyssea, et/
in easdem Scholia Veterum./
Operâ et Studio Jos. Barnes/
2 Vol[·]

Homeri Ilias & Odyssea, et in easdem scholia, sive interpretatio, veterum. . . . Opera, studio, & impensis, Josuæ Barnes. Cantabrigiæ, apud Cornelium Crownfield, 1711. 2 vol. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry.

4o. Cantabr.1711. 22

291 —— Ilias Græcè

Homeri Ilias, id est, de rebus ad Troiam gestis. Londini, excudebat Georgius Bishop, 1591. 8o.

STC 13629.

BM; Yale, NYP, Folg, Hunt.

8o. Lond 1591. 7

292 —— Translated by Mr. Chapman

The whole works of Homer. . . . Translated . . . by Geo: Chapman. London, for Nathaniell Butter, [1616]. fol.

STC 13624.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 309 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. ---- 21

293 Hardoüin Apologie d’Homere

Jean Hardouin (1646–1729). Apologie d’Homère, où l’on explique le véritable dessein de son Iliade, et sa theomythologie. A Paris, aux dépens de Rigaud, 1716. 12o.

BM; Yale, LC.

12o. Par.1716. 18

294 l’Histoire de Charles V. Roi de France/
p L’Abbè de Choisy

François Timoléon de Choisy (1644–1724). Histoire de Charles Cinquième roi de France. A Paris, chez Antoine Dezallier, 1689. 4o.

BM; Augustana College.

4o. Ib.1689. 13

295 —— Generale des Larrons

François de Calvi. Histoire generale des larrons. A Rouen, chez Robert Daré, 1649. 8o.


8o. Rov.1649. 3

296 —— Comique de Francion 2 Tom.

Charles Sorel, Sieur de Souvigny (c. 1597–1674). La vraie histoire comique de Francion. Leyde, Hackes, 1668. 2 tom. 12o.

National Library (Florence).

A copy of a Rotterdam edition of 1668 has not been found.

12o. Rot.1668. 26

297 —— de la Cour d’Espagne

Marie Catherine Jumelle de Berneville, Comtesse d’Aulnoy (d. 1705). Histoire nouvelle de la cour d’Espagne. A La Haye, chez Jean Alberts, 1692 12o.

Royal Library (The Hague); Dartmouth College.

12o. Haye.1692. 26

298 —— de Gil Blas 3 Tom.

Alain René Le Sage (1668–1747). Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane. Par Monsieur Le Sage. Enrichie de figures. A Amsterdam, chez J. Oosterwyk, Steenhouwer & Uytwerf, 1715. 2 tom. 12o. (A third volume was published by Herman Uytwerf in 1725, and a fourth appeared in 1735 after Congreve’s death.)


12o. Amst.1715. 26

299 —— de la Vie du Pape Sixte V./
de l’Italien de Greg. Leti. 2 Tom.

Gregorio Leti (1630–1701). L’histoire de la vie du Pape Sixte Cinquiéme Traduite de l’Italien de Gregorio Leti. A Anvers, chez la veuve de Barthelemy Foppens, 1704. 2 tom. 12o.

Bibl. de l’Arsenal (Paris).

12o Anvers 1704 11

300 —— du Card. Ximenès p Mess:/
Flechier, Evêque de Nismes./
2 Tom[·]

Valentin Esprit Fléchier, successively Bishop of Lavaur, and of Nîmes (1632–1710). Histoire du Cardinal Ximenés. A Amsterdam, chez la veuve de Bartholemy Foppens, 1700. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Pennsylvania, LC.

12 Amsterd 1700 11

301 —— des Avanturiers Boucaniers qui se sont/
signalez dans les Indes. 2 Tom[·]

Alexandre Olivier Exquemelin (1645?-1707). A Paris, chez Jacques Le Febvre, 1688. 2 tom. 12o.

BN; NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

12o. Paris 1688. 3

302 —— de l’Invasion de l’Espagne/
p les Maures [Relation Galante]

Nicholas Baudot de Juilly (1678–1759). Relation historique et galante, de l’invasion de l’Espagne par les Maures. A La Haye, chez Adrian Moetjens, 1699. 4 tom. 12o.


12o. Haye 1699 11

303 —— de Marguerite de Valois,/
Reine de Navarre Tom. 4

[Mlle. Charlotte-Rose de Caumont de la Force (d. 1724).] Histoire de Marguerite de Valois, reine de Navarre, soeur de François I. A Paris, chez François Fournier, 1720. 4 tom. 12o.

BN; Princeton.

12o. Paris.1720. 23

304 —— de Cyrus Traduite du Grec/
de Xenophon p Mr Charpentier

See No. 159.

8o. Haye 1717. 33

305 —— des Plantes vide Chomel.

See No. 127.

-- --- 4

306 History off trayale by willes. see Voyage

Entry by the second hand.

See No. 646.


307 History off Gilblas English 3 voll[·]

Entry by the second hand.

Alain René Le Sage (1668–1747). The history and adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane. In three volumes. The second edition. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1725. 12o.

Bodleian; Harv.

12 Lon.1725. 6

308 History of Polexander. Engd. by Wm. Browne

Marin LeRoy, sieur de Gomberville (1600?-1674). The history of Polexander: in five bookes. Done into English by William Browne. London, by Tho. Harper, for Thomas Walkey, 1648. fol.

Wing G1026.

Bodleian; Virginia, Newberry.

Fol. London 1648. 2

309 —— of Infamous Imposters, that have/
Usurp’d ye Titles of Kings &c[·]

Jean Baptiste de Rocoles (1620?-1696). The history of infamous impostors. Or, The lives & actions of several notorious counterfeits, who from the most abject, and meanest of the people, have usurped the titles of emperours, kings, and princes . . . done into English. London, for William Cademan, 1683. 8o.

Wing R1766.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1683 8

310 —— Secret, of Europe

John Oldmixon (1673–1742). The secret history of Europe. . . . The whole collected from authentick memoirs, as well manuscript as printed. London, printed for the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1712. 8o.

BM; NYP, Cleveland Public, Texas.

8o. Ib.1712. 8

311 —— Secret, of K. Cha. 2d. & K./
James 2d.

The secret history of the reigns of K. Charles II. and K. James II. Printed in the year 1600. [Place not given.] 12o.

Wing S2347.

BM; Harv, NYP, Peabody Institute, Newberry, Hunt.

12o. Ib.1690. 6

312 —— of Polybius 2 Vols[·]

See No. 472.

8o. Ib.1693. 13

313 History off the Otaman Empire by/
Sr: P: Ricaut

Entry by the second hand.

Sir Paul Rycaut (1628–1700). The history of the present state of the Ottoman empire. . . . The fifth edition. London, by T. N. for Joanna Brome, 1682. 8o.

Wing R2403.

BM; Folg, Illinois, Washington State College.

A copy of another issue of the same year, “by T. N. for John Starkey,” (Wing R2404), may be consulted at Yale.

8o. Lon:1682. 3

314 Histoire du Theatre Italien de Riccoboni

Entry by the third hand.

Louis Riccoboni (1674–1753). Histoire du theatre Italien depuis la decadence de la comedie latine; avec un catalogue des tragedies et comedies Italiennes imprimées depuis l’an 1500, jusqu’â l’an 1600. Et une dissertation sur la tragedie moderne. Paris, chez H. D. Chaubert [1727]. 8o.

BM; Boston Public, Duke, Miami (Ohio), Hunt.

This book is written partly in French and partly in Italian. In another work on the theatre (translated as An historical and critical account of the theatre in Europe, London, 1744, p. 175) Riccoboni makes this comment on Congreve: “Amongst the Crowd of English Poets, Mr. Congreve is most esteemed for Comedy. He was perfectly acquainted with Nature; and was living in 1727, when I was in London; I conversed with him more than once, and found in him Taste joined with great Learning. It is rare to find many Dramatic Poets of his Stamp.”

8o Lond.  

315 Horace, Tarteron, 2 tom.

Entry by the second hand.

Les œuvres d’Horace, traduites en françois par le P. Tarteron. A Amsterdam, chez Pierre de Coup, 1710. 2 tom. 12o. [With the Latin text.]

BM; Columbia, Princeton.

8vo. Amsterdam 1710 3

316 L’Honnéte Homme, et le Scelerat

L’honnête homme et le scelerat. Scavoir, si pour parvenir dans le monde, il faut être honnête homme ou scelerat. Par Monsieur J. D. D. C. Suivant la copie de Paris. A Brusselles, chez Louis de Wainne, 1710. 12o.

Bibl. de l’Arsenal (Paris).

12o. Bruss.1710 26

317 Q. Horatii Opera cum Variis Lectionibus./
Ch. Majori

Cantabrigiæ, impensis Jacobi Tonson. Londini, 1699. 4o.

Wing H2764.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry.

4o. Cantabr.1699 17

318 —— in Usum Delphini/
cum Notis Desprez

Q. Horatii Flacci Opera . . . illustravit Ludovicus Desprez . . . in usum serenissimi Delphini. Londini, impensis R Clavel, H. Mortlock, S. Smith & B. Walford, 1694. 8o.

Wing H2763.

BM; Boston Athenaeum, Pomona College.

8o. Lond.1694. 7

319 —— Poemata cum Notis Rodellii/
ad Usum Delphini

Q. Horatii Flacci poemata interpretatione et notis illustravit Petrus Rodellius . . . ad usum Delphini [“for the use of the Dauphin,” son of Louis XIV of France]. Londini, impensis Abelis Swalle, 1690. 8o

Wing H2780.

BM; Newberry.

8o. Ib.1690. 7

320 —— Opera. Foliis deauratis. apd./
J. Tonson

Quinti Horatii Flacci opera. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12o.

BM; Yale, Library Company of Philadelphia, Hunt.

12o. Ib.1715. 24

321 —— Eadem cum Rutgersii/
Lectionibus 2 Vol.

Q. Horatii Flaccus. Accedunt J. Rutgersii lectiones. Traject[i] Batav[orum], apud Franciscum Halman, Guiljelmum van de Water, 1699. 12o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Chicago.

12o. Traject.1699. 24

322 —— Eadem ex Recensione/

Q. Horatius Flaccus. Daniel Heinsius ex emendatissimis editionibus expressit, & repræsentavit. Amstelodami, apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1676. 16o.

BM; Harv, LC.

24o. Amstel.1676 5

323 —— Odæ in Locos Communes/
digestæ à Jos. Langio

Quincti Horatii Flacci . . . Odæ in locos communes ad lyricæ poëseos studiosorum utilitatem digestæ. Studio & operâ Josephi Langii. Hanoviæ, typis Wechelianis, apud Claudium Marnium & heredes Joannis Aubrii, 1604 8o.


A copy of a Lugduni, 1604, edition has not been found.

12o. Lugd.1604. 5

324 Histoire De L’Exile De Ciceron

Entry by the second hand.

Jacques Morabin (1687–1762). Histoire de l’exil de Ciceron. A Paris, chez Lambert Coffin, 1725. 12o.

BM; Yale (chez Andre Cailleau, 1726).

12 paris. 30

325 Histoire De France En brege/
Par. P: Daniel 9 Vol – Vid – R. –

Entry by the second hand.

See No. 528.


326 Iamblichi de mysteriis Liber Gr. Lat. p/
Tho. Gale

Jamblichus, of Chalcis (c. A.D. 250–c. 325). Jamblichi . . . de mysteriis liber. . . . Græce nunc primum edidit, Latine vertit, et notas adjecit. Gr. & Lat. Oxonii, e theatro Sheldoniano, 1678. fol.

Wing I26.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Northwestern.

Fol. Oxon.1678. 9

327 Jeffrey of Monmouth’s British History/
Engd. by Aaron Thompson

Geoffrey of Monmouth (1100?-1154). The British history, translated into English from the Latin . . . by Aaron Thompson. London, for J. Bowyer, H. Clements, and W. and J. Innys, 1718. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1718. 13

328 Jacob’s (Giles) Treatise of Laws

Giles Jacob (1686–1744). A treatise of laws: or, A general introduction to the common, civil, and canon law. London, for T. Woodward, and J. Peele, 1721. 8o.

Lincoln’s Inn (London); Harv, LC.

8o. Ib.1721. 32

329 —— Students Companion, or the/
Reason of ye Laws of Engld.

The student’s companion: or, The reason of the laws of England. [London,] in the Savoy, by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling (assigns of Edward Sayer), for T. Corbett, 1725. 8o.

Inner Temple (London); Harv, LC.

8o. Ib.1725. 32

330 Ino et Melicerte, Trag. p Mr de la/

François Joseph de La Grange-Chancel (1667–1758). Ino et Mélicerte, tragédie. A Paris, chez Pierre Ribou, 1713. 12o.


12o. Paris 1713. 30

331 Illustres Francoişes, Histoires veritables/
2 Tom[·]

Robert Challes (1659–c. 1720). Les illustres Françoises, histoires veritables. Où l’on trouve, dan des caracteres tres-particuliers & fort differens, un grand nombre d’exemples rares & extraordinares des belles manieres, de la politesse. A La Haye, Hondt, 1713. 2 tom. 12o.

National Library (Florence).

12o. Haye 1713. 26

332 Justiniani (Imp.) Institutiones. Curâ Vinnii

Justinianus I (483–565). D. Justiniani, sacratissimi principis, institutionum . . . cura & studio Arnoldi Vinnii. Amstelædami, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1663. 12o.

Lincoln’s Inn (London); Harv, Minnesota.

12o. Amst.1663. 5

333 Ignoramus, Comœdia coram Rege Jac. 1mo.

G. Ruggle (1575–1622). Ignoramus. Comœdia [in five acts and in prose] coram Regie Jacobo et totius Angliæ magnatibus per Academicos Cantabrigienses habita. Editio quarta. Londini, ex officina J. R., 1668. 12o.

Wing R2215.

BM; Yale, Folg.

12o. Lond.1668 5

334 Juvenalis et Persius Interpr. et Notis/
Lud. Pratei ad Usum Delph[·]

D. Junii Juvenalis et A. Persii Flacci Satyræ. Interpretatione ac notis illustravit Ludovicus Prateus. . . . In usum serenissimi Delphini. Londini, impensis Tho. Dring, & Abel Swalle, 1691. 8o.

Wing J1285.

BM; Harv.

8o. Ib.1691. 7

335 —— Idem, sine Notis.apd.Tonson/
Foliis deauratis

Decii Junii Juvenalis et Auli Persii Flacci Satyræ. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1716. 12o.

BM; Harv, Illinois.

12o. Ib.1716. 24

336 Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pomp./
Libri XLIV. apd. Tonson/
Foliis deauratis

Marcus Junianus Justinus. Justini Historiarum ex Trogo Pompeio libri XLIV. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12o.

BM; Harv.

12o. Ib.1713. 24

337 Juvenal Hollady

Entry by the second hand.

Barten Holyday (1593–1661). Decimus Junius Juvenalis, and Aulus Persius Flaccus, translated and illustrated, as well with sculpture as notes. Oxford, by W. Downing, for F. Oxlad, Senior, J. Adams, and F. Oxlad, Junior, 1673. fol.

Wing J1276.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol: Ox.1673  

338 Johnsons (Ben) Works V. Ben

Entry by the third hand.

See Nos. 44, 45.


339 Kempii (Jo.) Monumenta Vetustatis

John Kemp (1665–1717). Monumenta vetustatis Kempiana, ex vetustis scriptoribus illustrata, eosque vicissim illustrantia. [Ed. by R. Ainworth and J. Ward.] Londini, typis Danielis Bridge. Veneunt à Paulo Vaillant; G. & J. Innys; & J. Osborn, 1720. 8o.

BM; Harv.

8o. Lond.1720 6

340 Kennett’s (Basil) Lives of ye Ancient/
Grecian Poets

Basil Kennett (1674–1715). The lives and characters of the ancient Grecian poets. London, for Abel Swall, 1697. 8o.

Wing K297.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Cincinnati, Newberry, Clark.

8o. Ib.1697. 11

341 —— Antiquities of Rome

Romæ antiquæ notitia: or, The antiquities of Rome. In two parts. I. A short history of the rise, progress, and decay of the commonwealth. II. A description of the city. An account of the religion, civil government, and art of war; with the remarkable customs and ceremonies, public and private. London, A. Swall and T. Child, 1696. 8o.

Wing K298.

BM; Princeton, Newberry, Clark.

8o. Ib.1696. 11

342 Killigrew’s (Tho) 5 Plays

Thomas Killigrew, the Elder (1612–1683). Comedies, and tragedies. London, for Henry Herringman, 1664. fol.

Wing K450.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 341 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Ib.1664. 9

343 Lucan’s Pharsalia Translated into/
Eng. Verse by N. Rowe/
Large Paper

Marcus Annæus Lucanus (A.D. 39–65). Lucan’s Pharsalia. Translated into English verse by Nicholas Rowe, Esq. London, J. Tonson, 1718. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1140 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930. Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers.

Fol. Lond.1718. 16

344 Lucanus de Bello Civili cum Variorum/
Notis, accurante Schrevelio

M. Annæus Lucanus de bello civili . . . notis integris & variorum selectiss. Accurante Corn. Schrevelio. Lugd[uni] Batav[orum] et Roterod[ami], ex officina Hackiana, 1669. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Cincinnati, Michigan.

8o. Lugd Bat 1669 7

345 Lucain Pharsale de Mr. de Brebeuf

Georges de Brébeuf (1617?-1661). La Pharsale de Lucain . . . en vers françois. La Haye, chez A. Leers, 1683. 12.

BM; Princeton.

A copy of a 1700 edition has not been found.

12o. Haye 1700. 24

346 Lucan’s Pharsalia Eng. by Tho. May

Lucan’s Pharsalia: or, The civil warres of Rome, between Pompey the Great and Julius Cæsar. The whole ten bookes, Englished by Thomas May, Esquire. The third edition, corrected by the author. London, A. M[athewes], sold by Will: Sheares, 1635. 8o.

STC 16889.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Chicago, Hunt.

Perhaps Congreve’s edition (listed as 12o) was misjudged because it is small for 8o.

12o. Lond.1635 6

347 Lloydii Dictionarium vide Diction. Historicum

See No. 180.

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348 Locke’s (Jno.) Essay concerning Human/
Understanding 3d. Edit[·]

John Locke (1632–1704). An essay concerning humane understanding, in four books. . . . The third edition. London, for Awnsham and John Churchil, and Samuel Manship, 1695. fol.

Wing L2741.

BM; Harv, NYP.

Fol. Lond.1695. 9

349 —— Posthumous Works

Posthumous works. . . . To which is added, VI. His new method of a common-place-book, written originally in French, and now translated into English. London, by W. B. for A. and J. Churchill, 1706. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1706. 33

350 Lysis, ye Extravagant Shepherd, an/

Charles Sorel, Sieur de Souvigny (1597?-1674). The extravagant shepherd: or, The history of the shepherd Lysis. An anti-romance; written originally in French, and now made English. London, by T. Newcomb for Thomas Heath, 1654. fol.

Wing S4704.

Bodleian; Harv, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

For the French original see No. 54.

Fol. Ib.1654. 9

351 Longinus de Sublimitate. Curâ Jac. Tollii

Dionysii Longini de sublimitate commentarius, ceteraque quæ reperiri potuere. . . . Jacobus Tollius . . . emendavit. Trajecti ad Rhenum, ex officinâ Francisci Halma, 1694. 4o.

BM; Harv, LC, Newberry.

4o. Rhen.1694 22

352 Lucretii Cari de Rerum Naturâ, cum/
variis Lectionibus. Ch. Maj.

Titus Lucretius Carus (94?-55? B.C.). Titi Lucretii Cari De rerum natura libri sex. . . . Accesserunt variæ lectiones. Londini, sumptibus & typis Jacobi Tonson, 1712. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Chicago.

4o. Lond 1712. 17

353 —— Idem cum Notis Tho. Creech.

Titi Lucretii Cari de rerum natura libri sex: quibus interpretationem et notas addidit Thomas Creech. Oxonii, e theatro Sheldoniano, impensis Ab. Swall, & Tim. Child, 1695. 8o.

Wing L3445.

BM; Harv, NYP, Chicago, California.

8o. Oxon.1695. 7

354 —— Idem cum Interpretatione Galli-/
=câ, ad postremam Giffanii Emen/
=dationem restitutus

Titi Lucretii Cari de rerum natura libri sex. Ad postremam Oberti Gifanii I. C. emendationem. Lutetiæ Parisiorum, apud Guillelmum de Luyne, 1659. 8o.

BM; Pennsylvania.

8o. Paris 1659. 7

355 —— Idem. Foliis deauratis. apd. Tonson

Titi Lucretii Cari de rerum natura libri sex. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12o.

BM; Harv, Johns Hopkins, Reed College (Oregon).

12o. Lond.1713. 24

356 Lucien Oeuvres de Sr. D’Ablancourt/
2 Tom[·]

Lucian of Samosata (b. c. A.D. 120). Lucien de la traduction de N. Perrot, Sr. d’Ablancourt. A Paris, chez A. Courbé, 1655. 2 tom. 4o.

BN; Yale, LC, Iowa.

4o. Paris 1655 22

357 —— avec Annot. de J. Baudoin

Les œuvres de Lucian de Samosate autheur Grec de nouveau traduites en François . . . par J. B. [Jean Baudoin], A Paris, chez Jean Richer, [1613]. 4o.


4o. Ib.– – – 14

358 Lees (Nat.) Plays

Nathaniel Lee (1653?-1692). The works of Mr. Nathaniel Lee, in one volume. London, for R. Bentley, 1694. 4o.

Wing L845A.

Bodleian; Harv.

Another possibility: London, for Richard Bentley and S. Magnes, 1687. 4o. Wing L845—Clark.

4o. Lond – – 28

359 Lilly’s (Wm.) Prophecies

William Lilly (1602–1681). England’s propheticall Merline, foretelling to all nations of Europe until 1663 the actions depending upon the influence of the conjunction of Saturn and Jupiter, 1642/3. By William Lilly, student in astrologie. London, by John Raworth, for John Partridge, 1644. 4o.

Wing L2221.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Ib.1644. 8

360 Ld Lansdown’s (Granville) Poems

George Granville, Baron Lansdowne (1667–1735). Poems upon several occasions. London, for J. Tonson, 1712. 8o.

A copy of this edition was item No. 273 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1712. 20

361 Lactantii Opera omnia

Caecilius Firmianus Lactantius (A.D. 250?-317?). Lucii Coelii Lactantii Firmiani opera, quæ extant omnia. Cantabrigiæ, ex officinâ Johan. Hayes, impensis Hen. Dickinson, & Rich. Green, 1685. 8o.

Wing L140.

BM; Harv, Hunt.

8o. Cantabr.1685. 14

362 Livii Historiarum quod exstat. Ex/
Recensione Gronovii

Titus Livius (59 B.C.–A.D. 17). Titi Livii historiarum libri, quot extent. Ex recensione J. F. Gronovii. Amstelodami, apud Danielem Elzevirium, 1678. 12o.

BM; Harv, Free Library (Philadelphia), Newberry.

12o. Amsterd 1678 6

363 —— Tomus 1. Gronovii

Titi Livii historiarum libri ex recensione J. F. Gronovii. 3 tom. Lugd [uni] Batavorum, ex officinâ Elzevirianâ, 1654. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP (v. 2 only), Oberlin, Newberry.

12o. Lugd Bat 1654 5

364 Lipsius de Constantia – – – apd. Plantin

Justus Lipsius (1547–1606). Justi Lipsi de constantia libri duo. Antverpiae, apud Christophorum Plantinum, 1584. 4o.

BM; Harv, Oregon.

4o. Antv.1584 7

365 Life of Pythagoras Translated from/
the French Edit. of Mr./
Dacier. With the Golden/
Verses, from ye Greek, by/
Nic. Rowe Large Paper

André Dacier (1651–1722). The life of Pythagoras, with his symbols and golden verses. By M. Dacier. . . . Now done into English . . . by N. Rowe, Esq. London, for J. Tonson, 1707. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Michigan, Hunt.

See No. 631 for the French source of Rowe’s translation.

8o. Lond 1707. 13

366 —— of Almanzor wth: ye History of ye/
Conquest of Spain by the/

Miguel de Luna (fl. 1600).

A copy of a 1695 edition has not been found. A copy of a 1693 edition may be consulted at BM; Harv, Michigan.

8o. Ib.1695. 8

367 Lives and Characters of ye English/
Dram: Poets. 2 Vols./
Large Paper

Giles Jacob (1686–1744). The poetical register: or, The lives and characters of the English dramatick poets. London, for Edmund Curll, 1719. 8o.

An historical account of the lives and writings of our most considerable English poets. London, for Edmund Curll, 1720. 8o.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Ohio State, Hunt.

The Poetical Register, 8o, 1719, was a part of item No. 414 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1719. 28

368 Lives of the Grecian Poets

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 340 for what may be an earlier edition.

No copy of a 1709 edition has been found.

8o Lond.1709  

369 Littlebury’s Herodotus 2 Vols.

See No. 286.

8. Ib.1720. 13

370 Lambs Cookery Vide Compleat Court Cook

See No. 110.

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371 Liturgia Ecclesiæ Anglicanæ Græcè

A Greek translation of the Book of Common Prayer of 1662, by James Duport, Dean of Peterborough (1606–1679). Published at Cambridge by the University printer, John Field, 1665.

Wing B3632.

BM; NYP, Divinity School of the Protestant Episcopal Church (Philadelphia).

Congreve’s copy, with the inscription “Ex libris Gulielmi: Congreve,” is owned by the Reverend J. F. Gerrard, Wigan, England.

8o. Cantabr 1665. 14

372 Lettres Historiques et Galantes p/
Mad. de 4 Tom/
Lent to Ds. M-h.

Anne Marguerite Petit Du Noyer (1663–1719). Lettres historiques et galantes. A Cologne, chez Pierre Marteau, 1707–1718. 7 tom. 12o.


Perhaps Congreve had the third, fourth, fifth, and sixth volumes, dated 1710, 1711, 1712, 1713.

12o. Colon 1710 26

373 —— Persanes 2 Tom[·]

[Charles Louis de Secondat, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu (1689–1755).]

Lettres Persanes. Seconde edition. 2 tom. Cologne, chez Pierre Marteau, 1721. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP.

12o. Ib.1721. 26

374 Lettres sur Les Anglois et les francois

Entry by the second hand.

[Beat Louis de Muralt (1665–1749)]. Lettres sur les Anglois et les François. Et sur les voiages. A Cologne, [no publisher given] 1725. 12o.

BM; NYP, Cleveland Public, Michigan, Hunt.

12o. Cologn 1725 30

375 Mezzo Tinto Prints by J. Smith/
Large Papr.

No copy of a folio volume of prints by John Smith (1652–1742) has been found. Congreve probably made a collection of Smith’s prints and had them bound.

Fol. --- 10

376 Montaigne (Seignr. de) Essais

Michel Eyquem de Montaigne (1533–1592). Essais. . . . Avec augmentation de la version françoise des passages italiens. Nouv. éd. A Paris, E. Couterot (or P. Le Petit, etc.), 1657. fol.

BM; Harv, LC.

No copy of a folio edition, Paris, 1658, has been found.

Fol. Paris 1658. 15

377 —— Essais 3 Tom[·]

Les essais de Michel de Montaigne. A Paris, chez Christophle Journel (or L. Rondet), 1659. 3 tom. 12o.

BN; Harv, Princeton.

12o. Ib.1659. 5

378 —— Ditto. 3 Tom[·]

Essais . . . edition seconde, reveuë & augmentée. A Bourdeaus, impr. de S. Millanges, 1582. 2 tom. en 1. Small 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP.

12o. Bourdeaux 1582 6

379 —— English by Cha. Cotton 3 Vols[·]

Essays. . . . Made English by Charles Cotton. London, for M. Gilliflower, W. Heusman, R. Bentley, and J. Hindmarsh, 1693. 3 vol. 8o.

BM; Harv.

Congreve’s copy probably belonged to the second edition, 1693. No copy of a 1695 edition has been found, and the edition of 1700 is called the third.

8o. Lond.1695. 12

380 Milton’s (Jno.) Poetical Works in/
2 Vols Large Paper

John Milton (1608–1674). The poetical works. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1720. 2 vol. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1153 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

4o. Lond.1720. 17

381 —— Ditto 3 Vols. with/
Cuts Large Paper

Paradise Lost . . . seventh edition, adorn’d with sculptures. 2 vol. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1705. 8o.


8o. Ib.1705. 19

382 Malebranche de la Recherche de la/

Nicholas Malebranche (1638–1715). De la recherche de la verité, où l’on traitte de la nature de l’esprit de l’homme, & de l’usage qu’il en doit faire pour éviter l’erreur dans les sciences. 6e éd. A Paris, chez Michel David, 1712. 2 tom. enlarged 4o.

BN; Harv.

4o. Paris 1712 2

383 Musarum Anglicanarum Analecta./
2 Vol. Charta Maj.

Musarum Anglicanarum analecta . . . in duo volumina congesta. Oxon., e theatro Sheldoniano, impensis J. Crosley, 1699. 2 vol. 8o.

Wing M3136.

BM; Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

8o. Oxon 1699. 19

384 Milbourne’s (Luke) Notes on Mr/
Dryden’s Virgil

Luke Milbourne (1649–1720). Notes on Dryden’s Virgil. In a letter to a friend. With an essay on the same poet. London, for R. Clavill, 1698. 8o.

Wing M2035.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Clark.

8o. Lond.1698. 8

385 Manilius’s Astronomy & Astrology, done/
into Eng. Verse, wth: Notes

Marcus Manilius (fl. A.D. 9). The five books of M. Manilius, containing a system of the ancient astronomy and astrology: together with the philosophy of the Stoicks. Done into English verse. With notes [by T. C., i.e. T. Creech]. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1697. 8o.

Wing M430.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Miami (Ohio), Hunt.

8o. Ib.1697. 20

386 Moore’s (Sir Jonas) Treatise of/
Artillery or great/

Sir Jonas Moore (1617–1679). A general treatise of artillery . . . writ in Italian by Tomaso Moretti, . . . translated . . . by Sir Jonas Moore. London, by A. G. and J. P. for Obadiah Blagrave, 1683. 8o.

Wing M2726.

BM; Clark.

8o. Ib.1683. 8

387 Molyneux’s (Wm) Case of Ireland’s/
being bound by Acts of/
Parl. in Engld. Stated

William Molyneux (1656–1698). The case of Ireland’s being bound by acts of Parliament in England, stated. Dublin, by Joseph Ray, 1698. 8o.

Wing M2402.

BM; Harv, NYP, Hunt.

Another octavo edition: Dublin, by and for J. R. And are to be sold by Rob. Clavel, and A. and J. Churchil, booksellers in London, 1698. (Wing M2403—Cambridge; LC)

8o. Dublin 1698. 8

388 Menandri et Philemonis Reliquiæ/
Gr. Lat. cum Notis Hug./
Grotii et Jo. Clerici

Menander (342?-291? B.C.) and Philemon (361?-263? B.C.). Menandri et Philemonis reliquiæ . . . cum notis Hugonis Grotii et Joannis Clerici. Amstelodami, apud Thomam Lombrail, 1709. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, Michigan.

8o. Amsterd 1709. 7

389 de la Motte Fables Nouvelles

Antoine Houdar de La Motte (1672–1731). Fables nouvelles. A Paris, chez Gregoire Depuis, 1719. 12o.

BN; Harv, NYP.

8o. Paris 1719. 30

390 —— Poesies et autres Ouvrages/
2 Tom[·]

Poësies de Monsieur de la Motte avec un discours sur la poësie en general, & sur l’ode en particulier. Suivant la copie de Paris, & se vend, A Bruxelles, chez les Frères t’Serstevens, 1707. Small 8o.

Biblioteca Marucelliana (Florence).

12o. Brux.1707 24

391 —— l’Iliade, Poeme, avec un/
Discours Sur Homere

A Paris, chez Gregoire Depuis, 1714. 8o.

Bodleian; LC.

8o. Paris 1714. 18

392 Marzio Coriolano Drama p Musica

Matteo Noris (c. 1640–1708). Marzio Coriolano. Drama per musica. Da rappresentarsi nel famoso teatro di S. Gio: Grisostomo. L’anno 1698. In Venezia, Nicolini, 1698. 12o.

BN, Biblioteca Nationale Vittoria Emanuele (Rome); LC (Schatz 8303).

12o. Ven.1698. 30

393 Moliere Oeuvres 8 Tom. avec Fig./
en Taille-douce

Jean Baptiste Poquelin de Molière (1622–1673). Les œuvres de Monsieur de Molière. Reveuës, corrigées & augmentèes. Enrichies de figures en taille-douce. 8 tom. A Paris, chez Denys Thierry, Claude Barbin, et Pierre Trabouillet, 1697. 12o.

BM; Harv, Chicago.

12o. Paris 1697 25

394 Maisons de Campagne de Pline, avec/
des Remarques p Felibien

Jean François Félibien (c. 1658–1733). Les plans et les descriptions de deux des plus belles maisons de campagne de Pline le Consul. A Londres, chez David Mortier, 1707. 12o.

Bodleian; Princeton.

Perhaps Congreve’s “1717” is an error for “1707.” There seems to have been no 1717 edition.

12o. Lond.1717. 12

395 Sieurs de Maucroy et de la Fontaine/
Ouvrages de Prose et/
de Poësie

François de Maucroix (1619–1708) and Jean de La Fontaine (1621–1695). Ouvrages de prose et de poësie. A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier. 1688. 12o.

BN; Yale, LC.

12o. Amst.1688 12

396 Miege’s State of Denmark

Guy Miege (1644–1718?). The present state of Denmark. London, for Tho. Basset, 1683. 8o.

Wing M2024.


12o. Lond 1683 8

397 Malthus’s Treatise of Artificial/

Francis Malthus (François de Malthe). A treatise of artificial fireworks both for warres and recreation: with divers pleasant geometrical observations, fortifications, and arithmeticall examples. . . . Englished by the author Tho: [or rather Fra:] Malthus. London, for Richard Hawkins, 1629. 8o.

STC 17217.

BM; Harv, Folg, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1629. 6

398 Meursii Elegantiæ Latini Sermonis

Nicholas Chorier (1612–1692). Joannis Meursii elegantiæ latini sermonis. [No place or date. Perhaps 1680. Wrongly attributed to Johannes van Meurs.] 12o.

Bodleian; Chicago.

12o. ——— 24

399 Macrobii Opera cum Notis Pontani/
3 Vol.

Ambrosius Theodosius Macrobius (fl. c. A.D. 400). Aur. Theodosii Macrobii . . . opera. Joh Isacius Pontanus secundo recensuit: adjectis ad libros singulos notis. Lugduni Batavorum, ex officinâ Joannis Maire, 1628. 8o.

BM; Harv.

8o. Lugd.Bat.1628 7

400 Management of ye War 2 Parts, with/
other Pamphlets

[Francis Hare, Bishop of Chichester (1671–1740)]. The management of the war. In a letter to a Tory-member. London, for A. Baldwin, 1711. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry.

A second pamphlet with the same title was soon published by A. Baldwin “In a second letter to a Tory-member,” and each was issued several times during 1711.

8o. Lond.1711. 33

401 Minsheu’s Spanish & Eng. Dictionary/
vide Dictionary

See No. 181.

  ----- 2

402 May’s Lucan see Lucan &c[·]

See No. 346.


403 Moivre’s Doctrine of Chances

See No. 205.

4o. Lond.1718. 2

404 Memoirs of the Count de Grammont

Entry by the third hand.

Anthony Hamilton (1645?-1719). Memoirs of the life of Count de Grammont. . . . Translated from the French by Mr. Boyer. London, J. Round, W. Taylor, J. Brown, W. Lewis, and J. Graves, 1714. 8o.

BM; Harv, Newberry.

8o Lon 1714  

405 Miscellanies bound together Vizt.
a b Mother Shipton — Tales of
  c  ye Fairies — Dr. Merryman
  d  Hist. of Hercules of Greece
  e  —— of Sir. Jno. Hawkwood
  f  —— of Dorastus & Fawnia
  g  —— of ye Gentle Craft
  h  —— of ye Destruction of Troy
  i  —— of ye Eng. Rogue
  j  —— of Captain Hind
  k  —— of Sir. Jno. Mandevile

Number 405 probably included the following:

(a) Richard Head (1637?-1686?). The life and death of Mother Shipton. London, for B. Harris, 1677. 4o.

Wing H1257—Hunt. (Or one of the quartos of 1684, 1687, or 1694.)

(b) Marie Catherine Jumelle de Berneville, Comtesse d’Aulnoy (d. 1705). Tales of the fairys. Translated from the French. London, for C. Cockerill, 1699. (Term Catalogues, III, 123, but described as in “twelves.”)

(c) S[amuel] R[owlands] (1570?-1630?). Doctor Merry-man: or, Nothing but mirth. London, for F. Coles, T. Vere, J. Wright, J. Clarke, W. Thackeray, and T. Passinger, 1681. 4o.

Wing R2083—BM; Hunt. (Or one of the quartos of 1609, 1616, 1618, 1619, 1627, 1657, or 1671.)

(d) The famous and renowned history of the life and glorious actions of the mighty Hercules of Greece. [London, 1710?]. BM; Folg. (The Folger has a second undated copy printed for S. Bates, probably about 1719.)

(e) Sir John de Hawkwood (d. 1394). The honour of the taylors; or, The famous and renowned history of Sir John Hawkwood. London, by Alexander Milbourn, for William Whitwood, 1687. 4o.

Wing H2599.

BM; Yale, Newberry, Hunt.

(f) Robert Greene (1560?-1592). The plesant historie of Dorastus and Fawnia. London, for F. Faulkner, 1636. 4o. STC 12292—BM; Folg, Hunt. (Or one of the quartos of 1648, 1655, 1664, 1677, 1684, 1688, 1694, or 1703.)

(g) Thomas Deloney (1543?-1600). The plesant and princely history of the gentle craft. [London,] P. Wilde and sold by P. Brooksby, J. Deacon, J. Back, J. Blare, and E. Tracy, 1696.

Wing D962—Bodleian; Newberry. (Or one of the many earlier quartos.)

(h) Raoul Le Fèvre (fl. 1460). The auncient historie, of the destruction of Troy. . . . Translated from the French into English by W. Caxton. London, by Thomas Creede, 1596. 4o.

STC 15379—Bodleian; Folg, LC, Hunt. (Or one of the many quartos of the next century and a quarter.)


(i) Richard Head (1637?-1686?). The life and death of the English rogue. London, for Eben. Tracy, [1700?]. 4o.

Wing H1263.

BM; Clark.

(j) We have brought our hogs to a fair market; or, Strange news from New-Gate; being a most plesant and historical narrative of Captain J[ames] H[ind]. London, for George Horton, 1651. 4o.

Wing W1178.

BM; Hunt.

(k) Sir John Mandeville (1300?-1372). The voyages and travels of Sir John Mandeville, knight: wherein is set down the way to the Holy Land, and to Hierusalem. London, by A. Wilde, for G. Conyers and A. Bettesworth, 1722. 4o.

Bodleian; Harv, NYP, Library Company of Philadelphia (Ridgway Branch), Michigan. (Or any of the earlier quartos.)

4o. ---- 28

406 —— bound together Vizt.
a     Dryden’s Essay on Dram. Poetry
b     Horace’s Art of Poetry by ye
       E. of Roscommon — and
c     the Rehearsal

This specially bound collection of three quartos, with Congreve’s signature on each of the three title pages, was item No. 209 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. Since the dates on these title pages are 1684, 1684, and 1687, the quartos could have been only the following:

(a) Of dramatick poesie, an essay. By John Dryden. London, for Henry Herringman, 1684. 4o.

Wing D2328.

BM; Harv, Folg, Chicago, Hunt.

(b) Horace’s Art of poetry. Made English by the Right Honourable the Earl of Roscommon. London, for Henry Herringman, and sold by Joseph Knight and Francis Saunders, 1684. 4o.

Wing H2769.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Illinois, Hunt.

(c) The rehearsal. . . . The fifth edition. London, for Thomas Dring, and sold by John Newton, 1687. 4o.

Wing B5327.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Texas, Hunt.

4o. --- 27

407 —— bound together Vizt.
  a      A mad World my Masters
b c     Cupid’s Revenge — Merry
  d      Wives of Windsor — Byron’s
  e      Conspiracy — Chapman’s Homer,
  f      and Heliodorus’s History in
          Verse by Wm Lisle

Number 407 probably included the following:


(a) Thomas Middleton’s A mad world my masters, in a quarto of 1608 (STC 17888—BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Hunt) or of 1640 (STC 17889—BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Texas, Hunt). No. 490 indicates that the reference here is to Middleton’s play rather than to Breton’s dialogue (STC 3667).

(b) Beaumont and Fletcher’s Cupid’s revenge, in a quarto of 1615 (STC 1667—BM; Harv, Hunt), of 1630 (STC 1668—BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Texas, Hunt), or of 1635 (STC 1669—Bodleian; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt).

(c) Shakespeare’s The merry wives of Windsor, in the 1630 quarto (STC 22301—BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Hunt). Also possible, but less likely because of the wording of the titles, are the quartos of 1602 (STC 22299—BM; Folg, Hunt) and 1619 (STC 22300—BM; Harv, Folg, Hunt).

(d) George Chapman’s The conspiracie, and tragedie of Charles Duke of Byron, Marshall of France, in a quarto of 1608 (STC 4968—BM; Harv, Folg. Illinois, Texas, Hunt) or of 1625 (STC 4969—BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt).

(e) George Chapman’s Seaven bookes of the Iliades of Homere, prince of poets. London, by John Windet, 1598. 4o.

STC 13632.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Hunt.

(f) The famous historie of Heliodorus. Amplified, augmented, and delivered paraphrastically in verse; by . . . William Lisle. London, by John Dawson for Francis Eglesfield, 1638. 4o.

STC 13048.

BM; Yale, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. --- 28

408 —— bound together Vizt.
    Merry Wives of Windsor
    King Henry IV. 2 parts
    Julius Caesar — Hamlet
    & Othello Moor of Venice

The sequel of Henry the Fourth: with the humours of Sir John Falstaffe, and Justice Shallow. . . . Alter’d from Shakespeare, by the late Mr. Betterton. London, for W. Chetwood, and T. Jauncey, [c. 1720]. 8o.

BM; Yale, Folg, Hunt.

Since The sequel was the only “second” part of Henry IV available before Congreve’s death, it must have been one of the six plays in No. 408. The other five, as Dr. Giles Dawson of the Folger Shakespeare Library has kindly pointed out, were all available about 1720–1721 in the second edition of the T. Johnson octavos and may be consulted at the Folger Library. Furthermore, these octavos were small, about the size of the duodecimos of the period, and would have fitted well with The sequel into a volume which might easily have been classified according to size as 12o.

12o. Lond. 30

409 Miscellaneous Poems & Translations/
vizt. Statius Thebais &c.

Miscellaneous poems and translations. By several hands. London, for Bernard Lintott, 1712. 8o. [Begins with Pope’s trans. of the Thebais of Statius and ends with Pope’s Rape of the Lock.]

Case 260 (i) (a).

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1712. 20

410 —— Poems vizt. Temple of/
Death &c[·]

A collection of poems: viz. The temple of death: by the Marquis of Normanby . . . &c. London, for Daniel Brown and Benjamin Tooke, 1701. 8o. [Congreve’s Epilogue to Oroonko is printed on pp. 280–2.]

Case 151 (e).

BM; Yale, Folg, LC, Newberry, Texas, Clark.

8o. Ib.1701. 20

411 —— Poems by ye D. of Bucks/
Cowley &c[·]

[Charles Gildon (1665–1724)]. Miscellany poems upon several occasions: consisting of original poems, by the late Duke of Buckingham, Mr. Cowley, Mr. Milton, Mr. Prior, Mrs. Behn, Mr. Tho. Brown, &c. London, for Peter Buck, 1692. 8o. [Contains some of Congreve’s earliest printed work, including “Upon a Lady’s Singing, Pindarick Ode, by Mr. Congreve,” pp. 35–40. Other poems that may be Congreve’s are “The Decoy, a Song: By W. C.,” pp. 64–65, and “The Masque, a Song: By W. C.,” pp. 71–72.]

Wing G733A; Case 197.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Texas, Clark.

8o. Ib.1692. 20

412 —— Poems by Oxford &/
Cambride Hands

Possibly the same as No. 446 (or the issue of [1709]).

8o. --- 20

413 —— Poems on ye Victories/
of Blenheim & Ramil-/
-lies by ye most Eminent/

No. 413 was apparently a specially bound volume made up of Addison’s Campaign (which had appeared twice in 1705 and again in 1708), Congreve’s A Pindarique Ode on the Victorious Progress of her Majesties Arms (1706), and other poems. In Sotheby’s catalogue for the Leeds Sale, 1930, item No. 5 reads as follows: “Addison (J.), William Congreve and others. A Collection of Poems . . . upon the Victories of Blenheim and Ramillies, panelled calf. folio. 1708.” And perhaps it was this same unique volume that Sotheby advertised for sale on 23 November 1931: “A Collection of Poems . . . upon the Victories of Blenheim and Ramilies. By the most Eminent Hands, 1708.” (CHEL, II, 188)

Fol London 1708. 15

414 —— Poems by Mr. Steele

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 568.

8o Lond.1714  

415 —— Tea-Table

Entry by the third hand.

Allan Ramsay (1686–1758). The tea-table miscellany. Edinburgh, by Mr. Thomas Ruddiman, for Allan Ramsey, 1724. Small 12o.

Case 333.

Leeds; LC, Hunt.


416 Microcosmographie or Characters

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 231, an entry by the first hand, which lists Congreve’s copy of the Microcosmographie (1629) as 12o. This entry by the third hand (No. 416) probably refers to the copy mentioned in No. 231, and no doubt errs in giving the format as 24o. The seven known editions of the Microcosmographie between 1628 and 1638 are all in 12o.

24o Lond.1629  

417 Miscellaneous Letters & Essays

[Charles Gildon, 1665–1724.] Miscellaneous letters and essays, on several subjects. Philosophical, moral, historical, critical, amorous, &c. in prose and verse. Directed to John Dryden, Esq; the Honourable Geo. Granville, Esq; Walter Moyle, Esq; Mr. Dennis, Mr. Congreve, and other eminent men of the age. By several gentlemen and ladies. London, for Benjamin Bragg, 1694. 8o.

Wing G732.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1694. 8

418 Miscellanies in Prose & Verse See Dr Swift’s

See No. 553.

  – – —— 28

419 Medicina Statica vide Sanctorius

See No. 563.


420 Miscellanies, Pope & Swift – 3 vol.

Entry by the second hand.

Miscellanies in prose and verse. London, for Benjamin Motte, 1727. 8o. [The fourth and fifth volumes appeared in 1732 and 1735, after Congreve’s death.]

Case 343–344(?).

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8vo. Lond:1727. 27

421 Newton’s (Sir Isaac) Opticks

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727). Opticks: or, A treatise of the reflexions, refractions, inflexions and colours of light. London, Sam. Smith, and Benj. Walford, 1704. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Illinois, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 469 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

4o. London 1704. 2

422 Nature of Man, a Poem. L. Paper[·]

[Sir Richard Blackmore (d. 1729)]. The nature of man. A poem. In three books. London, for Sam. Buckley, and sold by the booksellers of London and Westminster, 1711. 8o.

BM; Harv, Newberry, Clark.

8o. Ib.1711. 28

423 Nereides, Sea Eclogues

[William Diaper (d. 1717)]. Nereides: or, Sea-eclogues. London, by J. H. for E. Sanger, 1712. 8o. [Poetic dedication to Congreve.]

BM; Harv, LC, Newberry.

A copy of this edition was item No. 190 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1712. 20

424 Natalis Comitis Mythologiæ Libri X

Natale Conti (1520?-1580?). Natalis Comitis Mythologiæ, sive Explicationis fabularum, libri decem. Genevæ, sumptibus Petri Chouët, 1651. 8o.

BM; Yale, Washington and Lee, Chicago.

8o. Genev.1651 7

425 Nouvelles toutes Nouvelles

Chevalier de Mailly (d. c. 1724). Nouvelles toutes nouvelles, par M. D. L. C. A Amsterdam, aux dépens d’Estienne Roger, 1710. 12o.

BM; Minnesota.

12o. Amsterd 1710. 26

426 Newton’s Chronology, unbound

Entry by the third hand.

Sir Isaac Newton (1642–1727). The chronology of ancient kingdoms amended. London, for J. Tonson, and J. Osborn and T. Longman, 1728. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

4o Lon.1728  

427 Ovid’s Metamorphoses in XV. Books:/
Translated by ye most/
Eminent Hands: and/
adorn’d wth. Sculptures./
Large Paper

Publius Ovidius Naso (43 B.C.-A.D. 17). Ovid’s metamorphoses in fifteen books. Translated by the most eminent hands. [J. Dryden, J. Addison, W. Congreve, etc.]. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1717. fol.

Case 298.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this large paper edition was item No. 486 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. Congreve translated a part of Book X.

Fol. Lond.1717. 16

428 —— Ditto Translated by G. Sandys

Ovids metamorphosis Englished, mythologiz’d, and represented in figures. . . . By G[eorge] S[andys]. London, J. L[egatt] for Andrew Hebb, 1640. fol.

STC 18968.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Illinois, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1640. 15

429 —— Art of Love, Together with/
his Remedy of Love &c/
Translated into Eng. Verse/
By Eminent Hands – &/
adorn’d wth. Cuts. Large Papr.

Ovid’s Art of love. In three books. Together with his remedy of love. Translated into English verse by several eminent hands [J. Dryden, W. Congreve, and N. Tate.] Adorn’d with cuts. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1709. 8o.

Case 252.

BM; Harv, Folg, Clark.

Congreve translated Book III of the Art of Love, pp. 179–267.

8o. Ib.1709. 28

430 —— Ditto. Small Paper

See No. 429.


8o. Ib.1709. 20

431 —— Epistles Translated by/
Several Hands

Ovid’s epistles, translated by several hands. [Preface by Dryden.] The second edition, with the addition of a new epistle. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1681. 8o.

Wing O660.

BM; Harv, Folg, Michigan, Clark.

8o. Ib.1681. 20

432 Ovidii Elegiarum sive Amorum Libri

P. Ovidii Nasonis amorum libri tres. Cum interpretatione gallica et recentioribus notis. Lutetiæ Parisorum, apud viduam Petri Lamy, 1661. 8o.

BM; Yale, Columbia, Iowa.

------ 6

433 —— Opera 3 Vol. Foliis deauratis./
apud. Jac. Tonson

P. Ovidii Nasonis opera tribus tomis comprehensa. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12o.

BM; Harv, Pennsylvania, Chicago.

12o. Ib.1715 24

434 —— his Art of Love English’d; wth:/
ye Loves of Hero & Leander/
a Mock Poem

Ovid de arte amandi, and The remedy of love Englished. As also The loves of Hero and leander, a mock poem: together with choice poems, and rare pieces of drollery. London, printed in the year 1684. 12o.

Wing O653.

Yale, Folg.

12o. Ib.1684. 20

435 Ogelby off the Roads

Entry by the second hand.

John Ogilby (1600–1676). Britannia depicta or Ogilby improv’d; being a correct copy of Mr. Ogilby’s actual survey of all ye direct & principal cross roads in England and Wales. London, Tho. Bowles, 1720. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry.

A copy of a 1727 edition has not been located.

8o Lond.1727 4

436 Olearius’s Travels, by Davis; V. Ambassador’s

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 4.

Fol. Lond.1669  

437 Ovidii Amorum Lib.

Entry by the third hand.

See No. 432.


438 Oak and Dunghill, a Fable

Entry by the third hand.

[William Broome (1689–1745?)]. The oak, and the dunghill. A fable in verse. London, J. Roberts, 1728. fol.

BM; Harv, Illinois.

Fol. Ib.1728  

439 Ocean, an Ode

Entry by the third hand.

Edward Young (1683–1765). Ocean. An ode. Occasion’d by His Majesty’s late royal encouragement of the sea-service. . . . By the author of The universal passion. London, for Tho. Worrall, 1728. 4o.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Texas, Clark.


440 Ovington’s Voyage to Surat Anno 1689

John Ovington (1653–1731). A voyage to Suratt, in the year, 1689. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1696. 8o.

Wing O701.

BM; Yale, NYP, LC, Newberry.

8o. London 1696 28

441 Oldham’s Works, with his Remains

John Oldham (1653–1683). The works of Mr. John Oldham, together with his remains. 4 pt. London, for Jo. Hindmarsh, 1686. 8o.

Brooks 21; Wing O228.

BM; Yale, Folg.

Congreve’s copy, with the signature “Will: Congreve” on the title page, was item No. 479 in the Leeds Sale of 1930 (where the date was wrongly given as 1687) and is now in the Yale Library. An examination of this copy shows that it belongs to the last of the three editions of 1686.

8o. Ib.1686. 20

442 Oughtred’s Circles of Proportion

William Oughtred (1575–1660). The circles of proportion and the horizontal instrument. Oxford, by W. Hall, for R. Davis, 1660. 8o.

Wing O572.

BM; Cincinnati, Michigan.

A copy of this edition was item No. 485 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Oxon 1660 8

443 Officiers de Bouche

See No. 240.

8o. Par.1716. 32

444 Otway’s (Tho.) Plays

Thomas Otway (1652–1685). Apparently these “Plays” consisted of separate quartos which Congreve had bound in one volume. Such a volume, with Congreve’s signature on the title page, was item No. 484 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. The date assigned to this volume is probably derived from one of the two quartos dated 1687: Alcibiades (Wing O540—BM; Harv, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt) and The Souldiers Fortune (Wing O564—BM; Harv, LC, Newberry).

4o. London 1687. 27

445 Orpheus Britannicus vide Purcell

See No. 462.


446 Oxford & Cambridge Miscellany Poems

[Elijah Fenton (1683–1730), ed.] Oxford and Cambridge miscellany poems. London, for Bernard Lintott, [1708]. 8o.

Case 248.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Texas.

Lintott brought out another issue in [1709].

NYP, Princeton, LC, Chicago.

8o --- 20

447 L: Ortographe Francoise par Ozinde

Entry by the second hand.

J. B. Ozinde. Pratique de l’ortographe et de la pronunciation de la langue françoise. A Londres, chez Henry Woodfall, 1725. 8o.


4o. Lon.1725 30

448 Plauti: Comediæ Notis Variorum 4 vol.

Entry by the second hand.

M. Acci Plauti Comœdiæ. Accedit commentarius ex variorum notis & observationibus, ex recensione Joh. Frederici Gronovii. Editio novissima. Amstelodami, ex typographia Blaviana, 1684. 2 vol. 8o.

BM, Royal Library (The Hague); NYP, LC, Michigan.

Perhaps Congreve had a copy specially bound in four volumes.

8o. Amstelmi: 29

449 Prideaux Connexion of the Old & New Testam[·]

Entry by the third hand crossed through but legible.

See No. 454.

Fol Lond.1717  

450 Plautus’s 3 Comedies made Eng.

Titus Maccius Plautus (254?-184 B.C.). Plautus’s comedies, Amphitryon, Epidicus, and Rudens, made English: with critical remarks upon each play. London, for Abel Swalle and T. Child, 1694. 8o.

Wing P2415.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1694 20

451 Plautii Comœdiæ Notis Lambini./
apd. Maceum

M. Accius Plautus ex fide, atque auctoritate complurium librorum manuscriptorum opera Dionys. Lambini emendatus & comentariis explicatus. Lutetiæ [Paris], apud Bartholomæum Macæum, 1587. fol.

BN; Harv.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 417 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Paris 1587 16

452 —— Fabulæ ex Recensione/

Fabulæ. . . . Ex recensione Dousica, etc. Francofurti, excudebat Joannes Saurius, impensis Petri Kopffij, 1604. 12o.

BM; Mount Holyoke.

12o. Franc.1604 5

453 Paul’s (Father) History of ye Council/
of Trent. Eng. by Brent

Paolo Sarpi (1552–1623). The historie of the Councel of Trent. . . . Written in Italian . . . translated into English by Nathanael Brent. London, Robert Barker and John Bill, 1620. fol.

STC 21761.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Lond.1620. 15

454 Prideaux’s (Humph.) Connection of/
ye Hist. of ye Old & New/
Testament. 2 Vols[·]

Humphrey Prideaux (1648–1724). The Old and New Testament connected in the history of the Jews and neighbouring nations. 2 pt. London, for R. Knaplock and J. Tonson, 1717–1718. fol.

BM; Washington and Lee, Indiana.

Fol. Ib.1717. 15

455 Pembroke’s Arcadia, written by Sir Ph./
Sidney. With his Life & D.

Sir Philip Sidney (1554–1586). The Countess of Pembroke’s Arcadia. The thirteenth edition. London, for George Calvert, 1674. fol.

Wing S3770.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 600 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol Ib.1674. 15

456 Poetæ Graæcæ Principes, apd. H. Steph.

Henri Estienne (1528–1598). Poetae græci principes heroici carminis, & alii nonnulli. [Paris], excudebat Henricus Stephanus, 1566. fol.

Royal College of Physicians (London); Harv, LC, Illinois.

Fol. Paris 1566 15

457 Pausaniæ accurata Græciæ De-/
-scriptio Gr. Lat.

Pausanius (fl. 174 A.D.). Pausaniæ accurata Græciæ descriptio . . . a Guilielmo Xylandro Augustano diligenter recognita. Hanoviæ, typis Wechelianis, apud hæredes Claudi Marnii, 1613. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Chicago.

Fol Hanov 1613 15

458 Prior’s (Mat.) Poems – – Large Papr.

Matthew Prior (1664–1721). Poems on several occasions. L. P. London, for Jacob Tonson, and John Barber, 1718. fol

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers. A copy of this large paper edition was item No. 522 (also No. 523) in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Lond 1718 16

459 —— Ditto – – – Small Papr[·]

See No. 458.

Fol. Ib.1718. 15

460 —— Ditto

Poems on several occasions. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1709. 8o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this was item No. 521 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1709. 20

461 Poems on Sevl. Occasions by Mrs S.F[·]

S[arah] F[yge Egerton]. Poems on several occasions, together with a pastoral. By Mrs. S. F. London, printed, and are to be sold by J. Nutt, [1710?]. 8o.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry.

An earlier edition, dated 1706, is probably represented by No. 255 above. The pastoral is dedicated to Congreve.

12o. Ib. – – – 20

462 Purcell’s (Hen.) Orpheus Britannicus./
or Collection of Songs 2 Vols[·]

Henry Purcell (1658–1695). Orpheus Britannicus. A collection of all the choicest songs for one, two, and three voices. London, by J. Heptinstall, for Henry Playford, 1698–1702. 2 vol. fol. [Vol. II, 1702: by William Pearson, for Henry Playford]

Wing P4218; Day and Murrie, English Song Books, No. 166.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy, with his signature on the title page of the first volume, was item No. 459 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Ib.1698. 21

463 Pinto’s Voyages & Travels

Fernam Mendes Pinto (1509?-1583). The voyages and adventures, of Ferdinand Mendez Pinto, a Portugal: during his travels for the space of one and twenty years in the kingdoms of Ethiopia, China, Tartaria, Cauchinchina, Calaminham, Siam, Pegu, Japan, and a great part of the East-Indies. With a relation and description of most of the places thereof; their religion, laws, riches, customs, and government in the time of peace and war. Where he five times suffered shipwrack, was sixteen times sold, and thirteen times made a slave. . . . Done into English by H[enry] C[ogan]. London, by J. Macock, to be sold by Henry Herringman, 1663. fol.

Wing M1706.

BM; Yale, Pennsylvania, LC, Newberry.

A copy of this edition was part of item No. 480 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. In Love for Love Congreve refers to Pinto as a “Liar of the first magnitude.”

Fol. Ib.1663. 2

464 Pindari Opera. Cura Schmidii

Pindar (518–438 B.C.) . . . hoc est Pindari lyricorum principis. . . . Opera Erasmi Schmidii Delitiani. [Witebergæ], sumptibus Zachariæ Schureri, 1616. 4o.

BM; Harv, LC.

4o. Witeb.1616 21

465 Pope’s (Mr Alex.) Translation of/
ye ILIAD of Homer in/
VI. Vols. Large Paper

Alexander Pope (1688–1744). The Iliad of Homer. Translated by Mr. Pope. London, by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintott, 1715–1720. 6 vol. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was part of item No. 312 and also of item No. 313 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. Congreve’s name appears in the list of subscribers printed in the first volume. Although the regular subscribers received the first volume on 6 June 1715 (see the Post Boy for Tuesday, 31 May 1715), Congreve received his copy five days in advance, as shown by Congreve’s holographic receipt preserved at the Huntington Library: “June 1st: 1715 Received of Mr. Lintott the first volume of Mr Popes translation of Homer by me Wm Congreve.” Pope’s dedication of his Iliad to Congreve appears in the last volume, 1720, pp. 220–221.

4o. Lond 1715 17

466 —— Translation ye/
ODYSSEY in 5 Vols/
Large Paper

The Odyssey of Homer. London, for Bernard Lintott, 1725–1726. 5 vol. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was part of item No. 312 and also of item No. 313 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers.

4o. Ib.1725. 11

467 —— Works – – Large Paper

The works of Mr. Alexander Pope. London, by W. Bowyer, for Bernard Lintot, 1717. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1172 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

4o. Ib.1717. 2

468 Ponti’s (Sieur de) Memoirs Eng. by Charles/

Louis de Pontis (1583–1670). Memoirs of the Sieur de Pontis; who served in the army six and fifty years, under King Henry IV. Lewis the XIII. and Lewis the XIV. . . . Faithfully Englished by Charles Cotton, Esq. London, by F. Leach, for James Knapton, 1694. fol.

Wing P2807.

BM; Yale, Folg, Newberry, Clark.

Fol. Ib.1694. 15

469 Pratique du Theatre

François Hédelin, Abbé d’Aubignac (1604–1676). La pratique du theatre, œuvre tres-necessaire a tous ceux qui veulent s’appliquer à la composition des poëmes dramatiques. A Paris, chez Antoine de Sommaville, 1657. 4o.

BM; Vassar, Chicago.

For the English translation of this work see No. 10.

4o. Par.1657 14.

470 Plutarch’s Lives Translated by Several/
Hands 5 Vols. wth. Cuts – -/
Large Paper

Plutarch (c. A.D. 46–after 120). Plutarch’s lives. Translated from the Greek, by several hands. London, by R. E. for Jacob Tonson, 1693. 5 vol. 8o.

Wing P2367.

Cambridge (Trinity College); Folg, Newberry.

8o. London 1693 13

471 Patru (Mr. de) Plaidoyers et Oeuvres/

Olivier Patru (1604–1681). Plaidoyers et œuvres diverses de Monsieur Patru. . . . Nouvelle édition. 2 pt. Paris, chez Sebastien Mabre-Cramoisy, 1681. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC.

8o. Paris 1681. 14

472 Polybius’s History of ye World. English’d/
by Sir H: Sheers 2 Vols.

Polybius (c. 203?-c. 120 B. C). The history of Polybius. . . . Translated by Sir H. S[hears]. To which is added, a character of Polybius and his writings: by Mr. Dryden. London, for Samuel Briscoe, 1693. 2 vol. 8o.

Wing P2786.

BM; Harv, NYP (v. 2), Folg, LC, Clark.

8o. London 1693 13

473 Petronius Arbiter’s Satyr. English’d/
by Mr Burnaby

Titus Petronius Arbiter (d. 66 A.D.). The satyr of Titus Petronius Arbiter, a Roman knight. With its fragments, recover’d at Belgrade. Made English by Mr. Burnaby of the Middle-Temple, and another hand. London, for Samuel Briscoe, 1694. 8o.

Wing P1881.

BM; Harv, Cleveland Public, Clark.

8o. Ib.1694. 8

474 Plinii Secundi Historia Naturalis,/
Variorum Notis 3 Vol.

Gaius Plinus Secundus (A.D. 23/4–79). C. Plinii Secundi naturalis historiæ. Lugd. Batav., apud Hackios, 1669. 3 vol. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Michigan.

8o. Lugd.Bat.1669. 4

475 Parnell’s (Tho.) Poems

Thomas Parnell (1679–1718). Poems on several occasions. . . . Published [with a dedication, in verse] by Mr. Pope. London, for B. Lintot, 1722. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1722. 20

476 Pomey Pantheon Mythicum, seu Fabu/
-losa Deorum Historia

François Antoine Pomey (1618–1673). Pantheum mythicum, seu Fabulosa deorum, historia, hoc primo epitomes eruditionis volumine, breviter dilucidéque comprehensa. Editio quinta. Ultrajecti, apud Guiljelmum van de Water, 1697. 12o.


12o. Ultraj.1697. 24

477 Patin (Guy) Lettres Choises 3 Tom.

Guy Patin (1602–1672). Lettres choisies. A Paris, chez Jean Petit, 1692. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Pennsylvania, LC, Newberry.

12o. Par.1692. 12

478 —— Lettres nouvelles 2 Tom.

Nouvelles lettres . . . tirées du cabinet de Mr. Charles Spon. A Amsterdam, chez Steenhouwer & Uytwerf, 1718. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

12o. Amst.1718. 12

479 Phillippes’s Mathematical Manual

Henry Phillippes. A mathematical manual. London, by A. Clark, for W. Fisher, E. Thomas, J. Northcot, and E. Harlock, 1677. 8o. [Included are tables printed in 1678.]

Wing P2048A.


  Lond.1678 6

480 Platon Oeuvres avec des Remarques/
2 Tom[·]

Plato (e. 429–347 B.C.). Les œuvres de Platon [the dialogues only] traduites en françois, avec des remarques . . . [by A. Dacier.] A Paris, chez Jean Anisson, 1699. 2 tom. 12o.


12o. Paris 1699 12

481 Pedantius, Comœdia

Pedantius. Comœdia, olim. Cantabrig. Acta in Coll. Trin. Londini, excudebat W. S., impensis Roberti Mylbourn, 1631. 12o.

STC 19524.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

12o. Lond.1631. 5

482 le Puits de la Veritè, Nouvelle Gauloise

Charles Rivière Dufresny (1654–1724). Le puits de la verité, nouvelle gauloise. Suivant la copie imprimée à Paris. A Amsterdam, chez Henry Desbordes, 1699. 12o.

Acad. Lugduni Batavorum (Leyden); LC.

12o. Amst.1699. 6

483 Phædri Fabularum Æsopicarum Lib. V./
Foliis deauratis. apd. Tonson

Phaedrus (c. 15 B.C.-c. A.D. 50). Phædri . . . Fabularum Æsopiarum libri quinque. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

12o. Lond.1713. 24

484 Il Pastor Fido del Guarini con Fig.

Giovanni Battista Guarini (1538–1612). Il pastor fido, tragicomedia pastorale. In Amsterdam, nella stamperia del S. D. Elsevier. Et in Parigi si vende appresso Thomaso Jolly, 1678. 16o.

BM; Boston Public.

24o. Amsterd.1678. 5

485 Poems on Blenheim vide Miscellaneous Poems

See No. 413.

Fol. --- 15

486 Polexander vide History of &c[·]

See No. 308.

Fol. --- 2

487 Philippiques de Demosthene

See No. 212.

4o. Paris.1701. 22

488 Philosophiè de Gassendi 7 Tom[·]

See No. 272.

12o. Lyon 1684. 12

489 Pharsale de Lucain

See No. 345.

12o. Haye 1700. 24

490 Plays a Mad World my Masters &c[·]

See No. 407(a).

4o. --- 28

491 —— Merry Wives of Windsor &c[·]

See No. 408.

12o ---- 30

492 Pemberton’s View of Newton’s Philosophy

Entry by the third hand.

Henry Pemberton (1694–1771). A view of Sir Isaac Newton’s philosophy. London, printed by S. Palmer, 1728. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1149 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

4o Lond.1728.  

493 Quintiliani Institut. Oratoriæ Apud/
Rob. Stephanum

Marcus Fabius Quintilianus (First century after Christ). M. Fabii Quintiliani oratoris eloquentissimi, institutionum oratoriarum. Parisiis, ex officina Rob. Stephani typographi regii, 1542. 4o.

BM; Illinois.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1272 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

4o. Paris 1542 22

494 Quevedo Oeuvres 2d. Tome, contenant/
le VII. Visions

Francisco Gomez de Quevedo Villegas (1580–1645). Les oeuvres. . . . Seconde partie. Contenante les sept visions. A Brusselles, chez Josse de Grieck, 1699. 12o.


12o. Bruss.1699. 29

495 —— Oeuvres 2 Tomes, avec Fig.

Les œuvres. A Bruxelles, chez Joseph t’Serstevens, 1718. 2 tom. 12o.

Royal Library (The Hague).

12o. Ib.1718. 26

496 Quinte Curce de la Traduction de Vaugelas.

Quintus Curtius Rufus (fl. A.D. 50). Quinte Curce, de la vie & des actions d’Alexandre le Grand. De la traduction de M. de Vaugelas. A Amsterdam, chez Henry Wetstein, 1696. 8o.


12o Amst.1696. 11

497 Quintus Curtius – – – Foliis deauratis. apd Tonson

Quinti Curtii Rufi de rebus gestis Alexandri Magni libri. [Ed. Michael Maittaire.] Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1716. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC, Ohio Wesleyan, Hunt.

12o Lond.1716. 24

498 Quincy’s Dispensatory See Dispensatory

See No. 213.

—— – – – – 4

499 Raii (Jo.) Historia Plantarum 2 Vol./
Charta Majori

John Ray (1627–1705). Historia plantarum, etc. Londini, typis Mariæ Clark, prostant apud Henricum Faithorne & Joannem Kersey, 1686–1704. 3 tom. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Michigan.

Apparently Congreve had only the first two volumes. These were listed under No. 1181 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930, as “fol. 1686–8.”

Fol. Lond 1686 16

500 Rycaut’s (Sir Paul) Royal Commentaries/
of Peru. Illustrated/
wth. Sculptures

Garcilasso de la Vega, el Inca (c. 1540–1616). The royal commentaries of Peru. . . . rendered into English, by Sir Paul Rycaut. London, by Miles Flesher, for Jacob Tonson, 1688. fol.

Wing G217.

Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy was probably of the issue by Jacob Tonson, but it could have belonged to any one of the other three folio issues of 1688: Wing G214 (By Miles Flesher, for Richard Tonson)—Bodleian; Virginia; Wing G215 (By Miles Flesher, for Samuel Heyrick)—Cambridge; Yale, Folg, Michigan; Wing G216 (By Miles Flesher, for Christopher Wilkinson)—BM; Harv, Chicago, Hunt. Copies of a 1688 folio edition were listed under Nos. 1199 and 1223 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

Fol. Ib.1688. 15

501 Rhodigini (Lud. Cœlii) Lectiones Antiquæ./
apd. Wecheli Heredes

Ludovicus Coelius Richerius (1450–1520). Ludovici Caelii Rhodigini lectionum antiquarum libri XXX . . . Postrema editio. [Frankfurt], apud heredes Andreae Wecheli Claudium Marnium & Joannem Aubrium, 1599. fol.

BM; Harv, Library Company of Philadelphia (Ridgway Branch).

Congreve’s copy, with the signature “Wm. Congreve” on the title page, was item No. 350 in Catalogue No. 335 of Myers & Co., 1941; also item No. 423 in the Meyerstein Sale, Sotheby & Co., December 17, 1952. The book carries the bookplate of the Duke of Leeds and the penciled note: “bought at Hornby Castle,” evidently in the sale of 1930.

Fol. —— 1599. 15

502 Rousseau (Mr. de) Oeuvres diverses/
2 Tom. Ch. Maj. et Corio/
Turcico undique deaurato

Jean Baptiste Rousseau (1670–1741). Œuvres diverses de Mr. Rousseau. Nouvelle edition. A Londres, Jacob Tonson & Jean Watts, 1723. 2 tom. 4o.

BM; Harv, LC, Clark.

A copy of this edition was item No. 549 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

4o. Lond.1723.

503 —— Oeuvres

Les œuvres choisies du Sr. Rousseau, contenant ses odes, odes sacrées de l’édition de Soleure, & cantates. A Rotterdam, chez Fritsch & Bohm, 1719. 12o.


12o. Rotterd.1719. 30

504 Regis (Pierre Silvain) Cours entier/
de Philosophie. 3 Tom.

Pierre Silvain Regis (1632–1707). Cours entier de philosophie, ou Système general selon les principes de M. Descartes. A Amsterdam, aux dépens des Huguetan, 1691. 3 tom. 4o.

BM; Yale, Princeton, Chicago.

4o. Amsterd 1691 14

505 Rogers on ye 39 Articles of ye Ch. of Engd.

Thomas Rogers (d. 1616). The faith, doctrine, and religion, professed, and protected in the realm of England . . . in thirty-nine articles. London, by John Field, to be sold by George Sawbridge, 1661. 4o.

Wing R1833.

BM; Boston Public, Illinois, Wisconsin.

4o. London 1661 14

506 Rabelais’s Works 2 Vols[·]

François Rabelais (1494?-1553). The whole works of F. Rabelais, M. D. London, for James Woodward, 1708. 2 vol. 8o.

BM; Cleveland Public, Illinois.

8o. Lond.1708. 28

507 Roscommon’s (Earl of.) Poems. L. Paper.

Wentworth Dillon, Earl of Roscommon (1633?-1685). Poems. . . . To which is added, An essay on poetry, by the Earl of Mulgrave, now Duke of Buckingham. Together with poems by Mr. Richard Duke. London, for J. Tonson, 1717. 8o.

BM; Ham, Folg, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 548 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1717. 19

508 Rochester’s (Earl of) Poems, With ye/
Frag. of Valentinian

John Wilmot, Earl of Rochester (1647–1680). Poems, &c. on several occasions: with Valentinian, a tragedy. [Third edition.] London, for Jacob Tonson, 1691. 8o.

Wing R1756.

Bodleian; Harv, Folg, Chicago, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1691. 20

509 Rapin’s Reflections on Aristotle’s Art of/

Rene Rapin (1621–1687). Reflections on Aristotle’s treatise of poesie. London, by T. N. for H. Herringman, 1674. 8o.

Wing R270.

BM; Yale, NYP, Folg, Newberry.

A translation by Thomas Rymer.

8o. Ib.1674. 8

510 —— Oeuvres diverses —— 2 Tomes

Œuvres diverses . . . concernant les belles lettres. A Amsterdam, chez Abraham Wolfgang, 1686. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Washington State College.

8o. Amst.1686. 12

511 Regulating ye Silver Coin made easy

[Samuel Pratt (1659?-1723)]. The regulating silver coin, made practicable and easie, to the government and subject. Humbly submitted to the consideration of both houses of Parliament. By a lover of his country. London, for Henry Bonwick, 1696. 8o.

Wing P3184.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Chicago, Hunt.

8o. 1696. 8

512 Reignier (L’Abbe) sur le Premier/
Livre d’Iliade

François Séraphin, Abbé Regnier-Desmarais (1632–1713). Le premier livre de l’Iliade en vers françois. Avec une dissertation sur quelques endroits d’Homere. A Paris, chez Jean Anisson, 1700. 8o.


8o. Paris 1700 18

513 Roland l’Amoureux 2 Vol. avec Fig.

Matheo Maria Boyardo, Conte di Scandiano (c. 1434–1494). Nouvelle traduction de Roland L’Amoureux. A Paris, chez Pierre Ribou, 1717. 2 tom. 12o.

BN; Clark.

12o. Ib.1717. 23

514 Racine (Mr. de) Oeuvres 2 Tom.

Jean Baptiste Racine (1639–1691). Œuvres. A Paris, chez Claude Barbin (or D. Thierry), 1697. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv.

12o Ib.1697. 25

515 Religion of a Church of Engd. Woman

Mary Astell (1668–1731). The Christian religion, as profess’d by a daughter of the Church of England. London, by S. H. for R. Wilkin, 1705. 8o.

BM; Newberry.

8o. Lond.1705. 14

516 Retz (Card) Memoires 5 Tomes

Jean François Paul de Gondi, Cardinal de Retz (1614–1679). Mémoires du cardinal de Retz, contenant ce qui s’est passé de plus remarquable en France, pendant les premieres années du regne de Louis XIV. Première partie. A Amsterdam, [no printer given,] 1718. 5 tom. Small 8o.

BN; Harv, NYP, Ohio State.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1292 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

12o. Amst.1718 11

517 —— Ditto Translated, 4 Vols. &/
bound in Turky Leather

Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz. . . . To which are added some other pieces written by the Cardinal de Retz, or explanatory to these memoirs. Translated from the French [by P. Davall]. With notes. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1723. 4 vol. 12o.

BM; Pennsylvania, LC, Oberlin.

8o. Lond.1723 30

518 Raymond’s Voyage through Italy

John Raymond. An itinerary contayning a voyage, made through Italy, in the yeare 1646, and 1647. London, Humphrey Moseley, 1648. 12o.

Wing R415.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy (item No. 532 in the Leeds Sale, 1930), with Congreve’s signature on the title page, is owned by E. S. de Beer, Esq., of London. The unusual flourishes in the signature suggest an early period in Congreve’s life. Mr. de Beer has shown (Review of English Studies, VIII [1932], 74–77) that Congreve borrowed for his youthful novel Incognita descriptive passages from Raymond’s Itinerary.

12o. Ib.1648. 6

519 Religio Medici, wth: Annotations

Sir Thomas Browne (1605–1682). Religio medici. The fourth edition, corrected and amended. London, by E. Cotes for Andrew Crook, 1656. 8o.

Wing B5172.

BM; Harv, Folg, Illinois, Clark.

12o. Ib.1656. 6

520 la Religieuse Amoureuse, ou le Comte/
de Clare

Mme. de Tenain. La religieuse interessée et amoureuse, avec l’histoire du comte de Clare. Nouvelle galante. A Cologne, chez * * *, 1695. 12o.

BM; Yale.

12o. – –Col.1695. 26

521 Rowe’s Lucan vide Lucan &c[·]

See No. 343.

----   16

522 Relation de l’Invasion de L’Espagne p/
les Maures

See No. 302.

12o. Haye 1699. 11

523 Roman Antiquities See Kennet

See No. 341.

———— 11

524 Rowe’s Pythagoras

See No. 365.

8o. Lond.1707. 13

525 Revolution de Repub. Romaine. 3 Tom. vide Vertot

See No. 633.

12o. Paris 1719 11

526 —— de Portugal

See No. 634.

12o. Ib.1711 11

527 —— de Suede

See No. 635.

12o. Ib.695 11

528 Histoire De:france En breqé/
Par P: Daniel

Entry by the second hand.

Père Gabriel Daniel (1649–1728). Abregé de l’histoire de France depuis l’etablissement de la monarchie françois e dans les Gaules. A Paris, chez Denys Mariette, Jean-Baptiste Delespine, Jean-Baptiste Coignard, 1723–24. 9 tom. Large 12o.

BN; Library Company of Philadelphia (Ridgway Branch).

8o. Paris: 30

529 Reynard the Fox

Entry by the third hand.

The most delectable history of Reynard the Fox. Newly corrected and purged, from all grossness in phrase and matter. London, by T. Ilive, for Edward Brewster, 1701. 4o, black letter.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 537 of the Leeds Sale, 1930.

4o. Lond.1701  

530 Grounds of the Christian Religion

Entry by the third hand.

Anthony Collins (1676–1729). A discourse of the grounds and reasons of the Christian religion. In two parts. London, 1724. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, California.

8o Lond.1724  

531 Ramsay’s Travels of Cyrus, 2 vol. unbound

Entry by the third hand.

Andrew Michael Ramsay (1686–1743). The travels of Cyrus. . . . To which is annex’d, A discourse upon the theology and mythology of the ancients. London, sold by T. Woodward and J. Peele, 1727. 2 vols. 8o.

Bodleian; Yale, Newberry.

8o Ib.1727  

532 Rolli’s Remarks on Voltaire’s essay on Epic Poetry unbound

Entry by the third hand.

Paolo Antonio Rolli (1687–1765). Remarks upon M. Voltaire’s Essay on the epick poetry of the European nations. London, Tho. Edlin, 1728. 8o.


8o Ib.1728  

533 Strabonis Rerum Geograph. Libri XVIII./
ex Recensione Casauboni

Strabo (64/63 B.C.–A.D. 21 at least). Strabonis rerum geographicarum libri XVII. Isaacus Casaubonus recensuit. Lutetiæ Parisiorum, typis regiis, 1620. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Minnesota.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1272 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

Fol. Paris 1620. 21

534 Stow’s Survey of London

John Stow (1525?-1605). The survey of London. . . . Begunne first by the paines and industry of John Stow, in the yeere 1598 . . . now completely finished by the study and labour of A. M[unday], H. D[yson] and others, this present yeere 1633. London, Elizabeth Purslow, sold by Nicholas Bourne, 1633. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy, with the signature “William Congreve” on the title page, was item No. 625 of the Leeds Sale, 1930.

STC 23345.

Fol. Lond.1633 15

535 Spenser’s (Edmd.) Works

Edmund Spenser (1552?-1599). The works of that famous English poet, Mr. Edmond Spenser. London, by Henry Hills for Jonathan Edwin, 1679. fol.

Wing S4965.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Fol. Ib.1679. 21

536 —— Works, wth: ye Glossary./
Pub. by Mr. Hughes. &/
Adorn’d with Cuts. 6 Vols[·]

The works of Mr. Edmund Spenser. . . . With a glossary explaining the old and obscure words. Publish’d by Mr. Hughes. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1715. 6 vol. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 614 in the Leeds Sale, 1930, but listed as 8o.

12o. Ib.1715. 19

537 Stobæi Eclogarum Libri 2.Gr. Lat. cum/
Interp. Canteri. apd Plantin

Johannes Stobaeus (5th century). Joannis Stobæi eclogarum libri duo . . . interprete Gulielmo Cantero. Antverpiæ, ex officinâ Christophori Plantini, 1575. fol.

BM; Harv, Johns Hopkins, Newberry.

Fol. Antv.1575 21

538 —— Sententiæ ex Thesauris Græ-/
-corum delectæ. in Lat. Sermo/
-nem traductæ a Gesnero

Sententiæ ex thesauris Græcorum delectæ . . . & in sermones sive locos communes digestae, nunc primum à Conrado Gesnero. Tiguri, excudebat Christoph. Froschoverus, 1543. fol.

BM; Harv, LC.

Fol. Tigur 1543 21

539 Scapulæ Lexicon Gr. Lat. Cum Meursii/
Glossario contracto

Joannes Scapula (fl. 1579). Joan. Scapulæ lexicon Græco-Latinum . . . glossarium contractum. 2 pt. Lugduni, sumptibus Joannis Antonii Huguetan, & Maroi Antonii Ravaud, 1663. fol.

BM; Amherst, LC.

Fol. Lugd.1663 15

540 Suidæ Gr. Lat. Lexicon 2 Vol./
Curâ Æmilii Porti

Suidas, nunc primum integer Latinitate donatus . . . opera & studio Æmilii Porti. [Gr. and Lat.] Coloniæ Allobrogum, apud Petrum de la Rouiere, 1619. 2 tom. fol. [Vol. II: Genevæ, 1630.]

BM; Harv, Illinois.

Fol. Col.Allob 1619. 21

541 SHAKESPEARE’s Works old Edit[·]

William Shakespeare (1564—1616). Mr. William Shakespeares comedies, histories, & tragedies. Published according to the true originall copies. London, printed by Isaac Jaggard, and Ed. Blount, 1623. fol.

STC 22273.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy of Shakespeare’s first folio, with the signature “Will: Congreve” on the contents page (and “Charles Killigrew” on the fly leaf), is now in the Library of the University of Leeds, on loan from the Duke of Leeds.

Fol. ——— 21

542 —— Ditto 6 Vols. Colla-/
=ted & corrected by/
Mr. POPE. L. Papr[·]

The works of Shakespear. In six volumes. Collated and corrected by the former editions, by Mr. Pope. London, J. Tonson, 1725 (Vol. I), 1723 (Vols. II-VI). 6 vol. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 590 in the Leeds Sale, 1930. Congreve’s name appears in the printed list of subscribers.

4o. London 1725 29

543 Ditto small paper in 12 vols by Mr Pope

Entry by the third hand.

Apparently this was a set bound specially for Congreve in twelve volumes instead of the regular six. A copy of this edition, described as “6 vols. in 12,” was listed under No. 1277 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

  London 1723  

544 —— Ditto 9 Vols. wth Cuts/
L. Paper

The works of Mr. William Shakespear; in nine volumes. Adorn’d with cuts. Revis’d and corrected, with an account of the life and writings of the author. By N. Rowe, Esq. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1709. 8o.

Victoria and Albert; Folger, Pennsylvania.

A copy of this edition was item No. 587 in the Leeds Sale, 1930, where it was described as “6 vol. in 9, first octavo edition, large paper copy.” This was one of perhaps six copies, all on large paper, bound in nine instead of six volumes (see H. L. Ford, Shakespeare, 1700–1740, p. 9). The copy in the Leeds Sale, now in the Folger Shakespeare Library, was almost certainly once in Congreve’s library.

8o. 1709. 19

545 —— Collection of Poems in/
Turky Leather

A collection of poems, viz. I. Venus and Adonis. II. The rape of Lucrece. III. The passionate pilgrim. IV. Sonnets to sundry notes of musick. London, for Bernard Lintott [1709]. 8o (12o size).

BM; Yale, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

12o --- 27

546 —— 3d. Vol vizt. Merry Wives/
of Windsor &c[·]

Since no edition of Shakespeare printed before Congreve’s death had a third volume beginning with the Merry Wives of Windsor, No. 546 is apparently the same as No. 408, a specially bound duodecimo volume beginning with the Merry Wives. But it is still not clear why a single specially bound volume should be called the “3d.”

12o.   30

547 Sandy’s Ovid

See No. 428.

Fol --- 15

548 Salmon’s Dispensatory, see Dispensatory

See No. 216.

---- 4

549 Stanhope’s Charron vide Charron

See No. 117.

---- 33

550 Smith’s Cookery vide Court Cookery

See No. 109.

----- 32

551 Shirley’s Plays: or the Valiant Welchman./
And also Carodoc ye Great

This possibly consisted of Two playes, a quarto of 1657 (see Wing S3490, citing the Huth Catalogue), and The Valiant Welchman. Or, The True Chronicle History of the Life and Valiant Deeds of Carodoc the Great. . . . Written by R. A. Gent. London, for William Gilbertson, 1663. 4o.

Wing A3698.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. 1663 8

552 —— Six New Plays

James Shirley (1596–1666). Six new playes. . . . Never printed before. London, for Humphrey Robinson and Humphrey Moseley, 1653. 8o.

Wing S3486.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. – – 1653. 8

553 Swift’s (Jonathan) Miscellanies in/
Prose & Verse/
Large Paper

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745) [and Alexander Pope (1688–1744)]. Miscellanies in prose and verse. London, for John Morphew, 1711. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 638 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Lond.1711. 28

554 —— Tale of a Tub. with ye/
Figures. 5th Edit. L. Papr.

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745). A tale of a tub. Written for the universal improvement of mankind. . . . The fifth edition. London, for John Nutt, 1710. 8o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1710. 19

555 Stanyan’s Grecian History Vol 1./
Adorn’d wth: Cuts L. Papr.

Temple Stanyan (d. 1752). The Grecian history. . . . Adorn’d with cuts. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1707. 8o.

The second volume appeared in 1738, nine years after Congreve’s death.


8o. Ib.1707. 13

556 —— Account of Switzerland/
Large Paper

An account of Switzerland. Written in the year 1714. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1714. 8o.

BM; LC, Texas, Newberry.

8o. Ib.1714. 13

557 Syphilis or a Poetical History of the/
French Disease. Engd./
by N. Tate

Girolamo Fracastoro (1483–1533). Syphilis: or, A poetical history of the French disease . . . attempted in English by N[ahum] Tate. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1686. 8o.

Wing F2049.

BM; Yale, College of Physicians (Philadelphia), Lane (Stanford).

8o. Ib.1686. 20

558 Suckling’s (Sir Jno.) Fragmenta aurea/
Collection of his Peices &c[·]

Sir John Suckling (1609–1642). Fragmenta aurea. A collection of all the incomparable peeces written by Sir John Suckling and published by a friend to perpetuate his memory. Printed by his owne copies. London, for Humphrey Moseley, 1648. 8o.

Wing S6127.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 630 (also a part of item No. 631) in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o. Ib.1648 20

559 Scaligeri (Jul. Cæs.) Poetices Libri VII

Julius Cæsar Scaliger (1484–1558). Poetices libri septem. [Heidelberg], apud Petrum Santandreanum, 1594. 8o.

BN; Harv, Peabody Institute (Baltimore).

8o – – –1594. 7

560 Sollii Sidonii Apollinaris Opera, cum/
Notis P. Colvii

Caius Sollius Apollinaris Sidonius (430?-487?). Opera. . . . Petri Colvi Brugensis in Sidonium notas edi curavit. Parisiis, apud Ambrosium Drouart, 1598. 8o.

Bodleian; Union Theological Seminary (New York).

8o. Paris 1598 7

561 Sydenham (Tho.) Opera Universa

Thomas Sydenham (1624–1689). Opera universa. Londini, typis J. Heptinstall, impensis Walteri Kettilby, 1705. 8o.

BM; Yale.

8o. Lond.1705 4

562 —— English Works, Corrected/
by Jno. Pechey

The whole works of that excellent practical physician, Dr. Thomas Sydenham. . . . The fourth edition . . . by John Pechey, M.D. London, for R. Wellington, 1705. 8o.

Royal College of Physicians (London); U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, Goucher College.

8o. Ib.1705. 4

563 Sanctorius’s Medicina Statica, or/
Aphorisms. Translated/
by J. Quincy

Sanctorius (1561–1636). Medicina statica: being the aphorisms of Sanctorius, translated into English. . . . By J. Quincy. London, for William Newton, 1712. 8o.

BM; Yale, Library Company of Philadelphia (Ridgway Branch).

8o. Ib.1712. 4

564 Sol Britannicus, Regi consecratus/
a Domino Ludovico de/

Louis de Gand. Sol Britannicus regi consecratus. Londini, excudebat J. Beale & S. Buckley, 1641. 8o.

Wing G194.

BM; Chicago, Clark.

8o. Ib.1641. 4

565 St Real Oeuvres Vide L’Abbe de St. Real/
5 Tom[·]

See No. 18.

  --- 30

566 Shadwell’s Dramatick Works 4 Vols.

Thomas Shadwell (1642?-1692). The dramatick works of Thomas Shadwell, Esq. London, for J. Knapton and J. Tonson, 1720. 4 vol. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 584 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

12o. London 1720 33

567 Steele’s (Sir Richd.) Rom.Eccles. History

Sir Richard Steele (1672–1729). The Romish ecclesiastical history of late years. London, for J. Roberts, 1714. 8o.

BM; Yale, LC, Michigan, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of a 1715 edition has not been found.

8o. Ib.1715. 8

568 —— Poetical Miscellanies, bound/
in Turkey Leather

Poetical miscellanies, consisting of original poems and translations. By the best hands. Publish’d by Mr. Steele. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1714. 8o.

Case 279.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

Steele dedicated this Miscellany to Congreve.

8o. Ib.1714. 20

569 Scarron Romant Comique

Paul Scarron (1616–1660). Le romant comique. A Leiden, chez Jean Sambix, 1655. 12o.

Royal Library (The Hague).

A copy of a Paris edition, 1655, has not been found.

8o. Par.1655. 3

570 —— Ditto

Le romant comique. 3 pt. A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1695. 12o.

See also No. 569.


12o. Amst.1695. 26

571 —— Nouvelles Oeuvres Tragi-comiques/
2 Tom[·]

Les nouvelles oeuvres tragi-comiques. A Paris, chez Jean Ribou, 1665–79 (or, chez Jean Baptiste Loyson, 1665). 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv.

12o. Paris 1665 26

572 ——’s Comical Works Translated by/
Mr Tho. Browne

The whole comical works of Mon. Scarron. . . . Translated by Mr. Tho. Brown . . . and others. The third edition, revised and corrected. London, for J. Nicholson, J. and B. Sprint, R. Parker, and Benj. Tooke, 1712. 8o.

Bodleian; Yale, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1712. 33

573 ——’s City Romance made Eng.

Antoine Furetière (1619–1688). Scarron’s city romance, made English. London, T. N. for H. Herringman, 1671. 8o.

Wing S830.

BM; Harv, Newberry, Hunt.

This work, actually a translation of Furetière’s Roman Bourgeois, was omitted from The Whole Comical Works of Mons. Scarron translated by Tho. Brown, with the following comment in the Preface to the second volume: “Some Persons may object, and ask, Why is not the City Romance here? To which we answer, It was none of his, but one father’d upon him, to make it sell.”A

8o. Ib.1671. 33

574 Shirley’s (James) Six New Plays

See No. 552.

8o. Ib.1653. 8

575 Salignac (Monsr.) Evêque de Cambrai, Lettres/
sur divers Sujets

François de Salignac de la Mothe Fénelon, Archbishop of Cambray (1651–1715). Lettres sur divers sujets concernant la religion et la métaphysique. A Paris, chez Jacques Estienne, 1718. 12o.

BM; Harv, Michigan.

8o. Paris 1718. 18

576 —— Dialogues sur l’Eloquence

Dialogues sur l’éloquence en general, et sur celle de la chaire en particulier. A Paris, chez Florentin Delaulne (or, Jacques Estienne), 1718. 12o.

BM; Harv, Clark.

8o. Ib.1718. 18

577 —— Dialogues des Morts Ancient/
et Modernes, 2 Tom[·]

Dialogues des morts anciens et modernes, avec quelque fables. Composez pour l’education d’un prince. A Paris, chez Florentin Delaulne (or, J. Estienne), 1718. 2 tom. 12o.

Southampton University, BN; Harv, LC.

8o. Ib.1718. 18

578 —— Avantures de Telemaque, 2 Tom.

Paris, F. Delaulne, 1717. 2 tom. 12o.

BN; Harv, NYP, Clark.

No copy of a 1718 Paris edition in 12o has been located.

12o. Ib.1718. 18

579 Scudery (Monsr.) Alaric ou Rome vaincu

Georges de Scudéry (1601–1667). Alaric, ou Rome vaincuë Poëme héroïque. A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1655. 12o.

BN; Yale, Folg, Newberry.

A copy of this edition was item No. 574 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

12o. Ib.1655. 6

580 la Source des Malheurs d’Angleterre

La source des malheurs d’Angleterre, et de tous les maux, dont ce roiaume a été affligé depuis le regne de Jacques I. & qui ont causé la perte de Charles I. & la desertion de Jacques II. A Cologne, chez Pierre Marteau, 1689. Small 12o.

Leeds, Biblioteca Marucelliana (Florence).

24o Col.1689. 5

581 Sannazarii Opera Latina

Jacopo Sannazaro (1458–1530). Actii synceri Sannazarii. . . . Opera Latina omnia. Amstelaedami, apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1689. 12o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Michigan.

  Amst.1689. 5

582 Sylvester’s Parliament of Vertues Royal

Joshua Sylvester, the Poet (1563–1618). The parliament of vertues royal. [London, H. Lownes, 1614.] 8o.

STC 23581.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.


583 Sallustii Opera in Usum Delph

Gaius Sallustius Crispus (86–c. 34 B.C.). London, typographica M. Matthews, 1715. 8o.


8o. Lond.1715. 7

584 —— quae exstant. – – apd. Tonson/
Foliis deauratis

Caii Sallustii Crispi quæ extant. [ed. M. Maittaire.] Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC.

12o. Ib.1713. 24

585 —— Eadem — — apud Elzevir

C. Sallustius Crispus, cum veterum historicorum fragmentis. [Ed. M. Z. Boxhorn.] Lugduni Batavorum, ex officina Elzeviriana, 1634. 24o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Texas, Newberry.

24o. Lugd.Bat.1634. 5

586 —— Eadem cum Catullo Tibullo &c[·]

C. Sallustius Crispus cum veterum historicorum fragmentis, ed. nov. Amstelaedami, Janssonius, 1684. 24o.


24o. Amsterd.1684 5

587 Senecæ Epistolæ ex Recensione Lipsii./
apud Elzevir

Lucius Annaeus Seneca (c. 4 B.C.-65 A.D.). L. Annæi Senecæ philosophi. Tomus secunda. Inquo epistolæ, & quæstiones naturales. Lugdun. Batavor., ex officina Elseviriana, 1639. 24o.

Glasgow, Royal Library (The Hague); Harv, NYP, Princeton, University of Western Ontario.

24o. Lug.Bat.1639. 5

588 Secret History of Europe – – – – –

See No. 310.

8o. Lond 1712. 8

589 Scribonius Largus

Entry by the second hand.

Scribonius Largus (c. A.D. 1–50). Scriboni largi compositiones medicæ. Patavii, typis Pauli Frambotti bibliopolæ, 1655. 4o.

BM; Harv, U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, Virginia, Northwestern.

4o Patavii 1655 1

590 Southerne’s Play, called Money the Mistress

Entry by the third hand.

Thomas Southern (1660–1746). Money the mistress. A play. London, for J. Tonson, 1726. 8o.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.


591 Shakespear’s Double falshood, by Theobalds

Entry by the third hand.

Lewis Theobald (1688–1744). Double falsehood; or The distrest lovers. A play. . . . Written originally by W. Shakespeare; and now revised and adapted to the stage by Mr. Theobald. London, by J. Watts, 1728. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.


592 Terentii Comœdiæ . . . Ex Typogr. Regiâ

Publius Terentius Afer (195?-159 B.C.). Publii Terentii comoediae. Parisiis, e typographia regia, 1642. fol.

BM; Harv, Union College (Schenectady, N.Y.), Newberry.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 675 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Par.1642. 16

593 —— Comœdiæ cum Variis Lectionibus./
Charta Majori

Publii Terentii Afri Comoediæ ad optimorum exemplarium fidem recensitae. Accesserunt variæ lectiones. Cantabrigiæ, typis academicis, impensis Jacobi Tonson, 1701. 4o.

BM; Harv, Washington and Lee, Illinois.

4o. Cantabr 1701. 17

594 —— Comœdiæ. – – – – apd. Tonson/
Foliis deauratis

Publii Terentii Carthaginiensis Afri Comoediæ sex. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & J. Watts, 1713. 12o.

BM; Illinois.

12o. Lond.1713 24

595 —— Comedies Eng. by Sevl. Hands

Terence’s Comedies: made English. With his life; and some remarks at the end. By several hands. London, for A. Swall and T. Childe, 1694. 8o.

Wing T749.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

Congreve’s copy, with the signature “Will: Congreve” on the title page, is in the Library of the University of Tennessee.

8o. Ib.1694. 20

596 Thucydide Histoire, de la Traduction/
du Sieur D’Ablancourt

Thucydides (c. 460–400 B.C.). L’histoire de Thucydide, de la guerre du Poloponese; continuée par Xenophon. De la traduction de N. Perrot, Sr. d’Ablancourt. A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1662. fol.

BM; Ohio State.

Fol. Paris 1662 21

597 Tillotson’s (ABP) Works Published by/
Himself. 4th. Edit.

John Tillotson, Archbishop of Canterbury (1630–1694). The works . . . containing fifty-four sermons and discourses. . . . Being all that were published by his grace himself. . . . The fourth edition. London, for B. Aylmer and W. Rogers, 1704. fol.


Fol. Lond.1704. 21

598 —— Sermons Vol. 1. Pub./
in his Life-Time

Six sermons. London, for B. Aylmer and W. Rogers, 1694. 8o.

Wing T1268.

BM; Harv.

See also Wing T1254, 1260, and 1260B for other sermons by Tillotson appearing in 1694 but less likely to have been represented by Congreve’s No. 598.

8o Ib.1694. 32

599 —— Sermons Posthumous/
14 Vols. Pub. by his/
Chaplain Ra. Barker

[Sermons] . . . published from the originals by Ralph Baker. London, for R. Chiswell, 1700–1704. 14 vol. 8o.

BM; Harv, Union Theological Seminary.

8o. Ib.1704 &c. 32

600 Teatro delle Favole rapprasentative./
Da Flaminio Scala

Flaminio Scala (fl. 1620). Il teatro delle favole rappresentative. In Venetia, appresso Gio: Battista Pulciani, 1611. 4o.

BM; NYP, LC (photostat).

4o. Ven.1611 14

601 Troili et Cresaidæ Amorum Libri/
duo priores, Anglico-latini

Geoffrey Chaucer (1340?-1400). Amorum Troili et Creseidæ libri duo priores Anglico-Latini. Oxoniæ, excudebat Johannes Lichfield, 1635. 4o.

STC 5097.

BM; Harv, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Oxen 1635 20
opp. 100

see caption

Congreve’s copy of Terence, now in the Library of the University of Tennessee, showing how the signature was once obliterated.


602 Treatise Theological & Political;/
For ye Liberty of Philoso/
-phizing or making use of/
Natural Reason

A treatise partly theological, and partly political, containing some few discourses, to prove that the liberty of philosophizing . . . may be allow’d. . . . Translated out of Latin [from Spinoza]. London, printed in the year, 1689. 8o.

Wing S4985.

BM; Harv, LC, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1689 14

603 Temple’s (Sir Wm.) Miscellanea 3d. Part

Sir William Temple (1628–1699). Miscellanea. The third part. Containing I. An essay on popular discontents. II. An essay upon health and long life. III. A defense of the essay upon ancient and modern learning. With some other pieces. . . . Published by Jonathan Swift, A. M. Prebendary of St. Patrick’s, Dublin. London, for Benjamin Tooke, 1701. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1701. 33

604 Turkish Tales

Chec Zade (Shaikzádah). Turkish tales; consisting of several extraordinary adventures: with the history of the Sultaness of Persia, and the visiers. Written originally in the Turkish language . . . for the use of Amurath II. And now done into English. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1708. 12o.

Yale, Clark.

12o. Ib.1708. 30

605 Tartarian Tales

T[homas]-S[imon] G[ueulette] (1683–1766). A thousand and one quarters of hours; being Tartarian tales. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1716. 12o.

BM; Newberry.

12o. Ib.1716. 30

606 Tacite de la Traduction du Sieur/
2 Tom[·]

Cornelius Tacitus (c. A.D. 55–after 115). Les oeuvres de Tacite, de la traduction de N. Perrot, Sieur d’Ablancourt. A Amsterdam, chez Andre De Hoogenhuysen, 1691. 2 tom. small 8o.


12o. Amsterd 1691. 11

607 Theophraste Caracteres avec les Moeurs/
de ce Siecle Traduits/
du Grec p. Mr. Bruyere

Par Mr. de La Bruiere. Septiéme edition, corrigée & augmentée. A Bruxelles, chez Jean Leonard, 1693. 12o.


12o. Brux.1693. 12

608 —— Ditto made English by/
Mr Budgell

The moral characters of Theophrastus. Translated from the Greek, by Eustace Budgell, Esq. London, for Jacob Tonson, 1714. 12o.

BM; Harv, Folg, LC, Texas.

12o. London 1714. 8

609 Tasso Gierusalemme Liberata 2 Tom[·]

See No. 267.

24o. Amst.1678. 5

610 Thompson’s Translation of Jeffrey of/
Monmouth’s British History.

See No. 327.

8o. Lond.1718 13

611 Tale of a Tub. See Dr Swift’s

See No. 554.

  ----- 29

612 Trauels Gulliver 2 voll: figuerd:

Entry by the second hand.

Jonathan Swift (1667–1745). Travels into several remote nations of the world. In four parts. By Lemuel Gulliver, first a surgeon, and then a captain of several ships. London, for B. Motte, 1726. 2 vol. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Texas, Hunt.

Since this entry by the second hand could have been as late as 1728, Congreve’s copy of Gulliver’s Travels could have been from any one of the octavo editions or issues of 1726, 1727, 1728, but it was probably from the first edition.

8vo. Lon: 29

613 Virgilii Opera cum Notis Ruæi in Usum/

Publius Virgilius Maro (70–19 B.C.). P. Virgilii Maronis opera interpretatione et notis illustravit Carolus Ruæus . . . ad usum . . . Delphini. Parisiis, apud Simonem Benard, 1682. 4o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Chicago.

4o. Paris 1682 22

614 —— Opera – – – Charta Majori

Publii Virgilii Maronis Bucolica, Georgica, et Æneis. L. P. Cantabrigiæ, typis academicis, impensis Jacobi Tonson, 1701. 4o.

BM; Harv, Princeton, Newberry.

4o. Cantabr 1701 17

615 Voiture Oeuvres

Vincent de Voiture (1597–1648). Les oeuvres. A Paris, chez Augustin Courbé, 1650. 4o.

Cambridge; LC.

4o. Paris 1650 2

616 Voyage d’Olearius en Moscovie, Tartarie/
et Perse. Avec celuy de J. A./
de Mandelslo aux Indes Orient./
2 Vol[·]

Adam Olearius (1600?-1671). Relation du voyage d’Adam Olearius en Moscovie, Tartarie, et Perse . . . seconde partie contenant le voyage de Jean Albert de Mandelslo aux Indes orientales. A Paris, chez Jean Du Puis, 1666. 2 tom. 4o.

BM; Michigan.

For the English translation see No. 4.

4o. Ib.1666 28

617 —— du Tour du Monde de Gemelli Careri/
6 Tom.

Giovanni Francesco Gemelli-Careri (c. 1651–c. 1725). Voyage du tour du monde, traduit de l’Italien. A Paris, chez Etienne Ganeau, 1719. 6 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, LC, Newberry.

12o. Ib.1719. 3

618 —— du Sieur Paul Lucas dans la Grece,/
l’Asie Min. et l’Afrique 2 Tom[·]

Paul Lucas (1664–1737). Voyage . . . dans la Grece, l’Asie Mineure, la Macédoine et l’Afrique. A Amsterdam, aux dépens de la compagnie, 1714. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Yale, Swarthmore, LC, Ohio Wesleyan.

12o Amst.1714 3

619 —— du Ditto au Levant 2 Tom.

Voyage . . . au Levant. Où y trouvera entr’autre une description de la Haute Egypte, suivant la cours du Nil, depuis le Caire jusques aux Cataractes. A La Haye, chez Guillaume de Voys, 1709. 2 tom. 12o.


12o Haye 1709 3

620 —— du Ditto dans la Turquie &c. 3 Tom[·]

Troisième voyage . . . fait en 1714 . . . dans la Turquie, l’Asie, la Sourie, la Palestine, la Haute et la Basse Egypte, etc. A Rouen, chez Robert Machuel, 1719. 3 tom. 12o.

BM; NYP, Catholic University (Washington, D.C.).

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1218 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

12o Roven 1719 3

621 —— du Monsr. Du Quesne aux Indes/
Orientales 3 Tom.

Abraham Du Quesne, the Younger (fl. 1690). Journal d’un voyage fait aux Indes orientales. A Rouen, chez Jean Batiste Machuel le Jeune, 1721. 3 tom. 12o.

BM; Newberry.

12o. Ib.1721. 3

622 Virgilii Appendix, cum Supplemento multorum/
antehac nunquam excusorum/
Poematum Veterum Poetarum

Publii Virgilii Maronis appendix, cum supplemento multorum antehac nunquam excusorum poematum veterum poetarum. Josephi Scaligeri in eandem appendicem commentarii & castigationes. Lugduni, apud Guliel. Rovillium, 1572. 8o.

BM; Library Company of Philadelphia, Chicago.

8o. Lugd.1572 7

623 —— Thesaurus in Locos Communes digestus

Thesaurus P. Virgilii Maronis in communes locos olim digestus. Parisiis, apud viduam Claudii Thiboust, et Petrum Esclassan, 1683. 12o.

Royal Library (The Hague).

12o. Paris 1683. 24

624 —— Opera, foliis deauratis – – apd. Tonson

P. Virgilii Maronis opera. [Ed. Michael Maittaire.] Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1715. 12o.

BM; Boston Public, Princeton, Newberry, Stanford.

12o. Lond.1715 24

625 —— Eadem, ex Recensione Heinsiana

P. Virgilii Maronis opera. Nic. Heins . . . recensuit. Ultrajecti, apud Guil. van de Water, 1704. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Princeton, Illinois.

12o Ultraj.1704. 24

626 —— Eadem, ex Officina Elzeviriana

Entry crossed through.

P. Virgilii Maronis opera; nunc emendatiora. Lugd. Batavor., ex officina Elzeviriana, 1636. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Texas, Hunt.

A copy of this edition bears the inscription, “Ex libris Gul: Congreve.” See J. Isaacs in TLS for September 2, 1949.

24o. Lugd.Bat.1636 24

627 Velleii Paterculi Historiæ Rom. quæ supersunt./
Foliis deauratis, apd. Tonson

Gaius Velleius Paterculus (c. 19 B.C.-after A.D. 31). M. Velleii Paterculi historiæ Romanæ quæ supersunt. Londini, ex officinâ Jacobi Tonson, & Johannis Watts, 1713. 12o.


12o. Lond.1713 24

628 Violenta or ye Rewards of Vertue. Turn’d/
from Boccace into Verse

[Mary (Griffith) Pix (1666–1720?)]. Violenta, or The rewards of virtue: turn’d from Boccace into verse. London, for John Nutt, 1704. 8o.

BM; Boston Public.

8o. Ib.1704. 8

629 Vie de Zizimè Fils de Mahomet 2.

Claude Labottière (fl. 1724). La vie et les avantures de Zizime, fils de Mahomet II. Empereur des Turcs. Avec un discours préliminaire, pour servir à l’histoire des Turcs. A Paris, chez Claude Labottiere, 1724. 12o.


8o. Paris 1724 33

630 —— de Socrate p Mr. Charpentier

Xenophon (c. 430–c. 354 B.C.). La vie de Socrate. [Translated by M. François Charpentier of the French Academy. The third edition.] A Amsterdam, aux dépens d’Etienne Roger, 1699. 8o.

BM; NYP, Virginia, Southern California.

8o. Amst.1699 33

631 —— de Pythagore, ses Symboles, ses Vers/
dorez &c. 2 Tom p Mr. Dacier

André Dacier (1651–1722). La vie de Pythagore, ses symboles, ses vers dorez, & la vie d’Hierocles. A Paris, chez Rigaud, 1706. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Yale, Library Company of Philadelphia (Ridgway Branch).

For the English translation see No. 365.

12o. Par.1706 12

632 —— de Lazarillo de Tormes avec Fig[·]

La vie et avantures de Lazarille de Tormes. Escrites par lui meme. Traduction nouvelle. . . . Embellie de plusieurs figures. A Brusselles, chez George de Backer, 1698. 12o.

Bodleian; LC.

12o. Bruss.1698 26

633 Vertot (L’Abbé de) Histoire des Revolutions/
de la Repub. Rom. 3 Tom[·]

René Aubert de Vertot D’Aubeuf (1655–1735). Histoire des révolutions arrivées dans le gouvernement de la République Romaine. A Paris, chez François Barois, 1719. 3 tom. 12o.


12o. Par.1719. 11

634 —— Hist. des Revolutions de/

A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1711. 12o.

Bodleian; LC.

12o. Ib.1711. 11

635 —— Hist des Revolutions de/

Histoire des revolutions de Suede. Où l’on voit les changemens qui sont arrives. A Paris, chez Michel Brunet, 1695. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv.

12o. Ib.1695. 11

636 —— Hist. des Chevaliers de Malte 5 vols

Entry by the third hand.

Histoire des chevaliers . . . de Malthe. A Paris, chez Rollin, Quillau Pere & Fils, [et] Desaint, 1726. 5 tom. 12o.



637 —— Vallemont (Mr de) Elemens de L’Histoire/
2 Tomes

Abbe Pierre Le Lorrain de Vallemont (1649–1721). Les elemens de l’histoire, ou Ce qu’il faut savoir de chronologie, de geographie, de blazon, de l’histoire universelle, des monarchies anciennes, & des monarchies nouvelles; avant que de lire l’histoire particuliere. A Paris, chez Jean Anisson, 1696. 2 tom. 12o.


A copy of a 1699 edition has not been found.

12o. Ib.1699. 11

638 Voyage to Surat by Ovington Anno 1689.

See No. 440.

8o. Lond.1696 28

639 Freziers Voyage to the South Sea/

Entry by the second hand.

Amédée François Frezier (1682–1773). A voyage to the South-Sea, and along the coasts of Chili and Peru, in the years 1712, 1713, and 1714. [Trans. from the French.] London, for Jonah Bowyer, 1717. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 250 in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

4o. Lon:1717 29

640 Ysbrants Ides to China

Entry by the second hand.

Everard-Isbrantz Ides (1660?-1700). Three years travels from Moscow over-land to China: thro’ great Ustiga, Siriania, Permia, Sibiria, Daour, Great Tartary, &c. to Peking. Containing an exact . . . description of . . . those countries, and the customs of the . . . inhabitants . . . done into English. London, for W. Freeman, J. Walthoe, T. Newborough, J. Nicholson, and R. Parker, 1706. 4o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

The date on the engraved title page is sometimes 1705, sometimes 1704.

4o. Lon.1705 29

641 Mandevile

Entry by the second hand.

The voiage and travaile of Sir John Maundevile, Kt. Which treateth of the way to Hierusalem; and of marvayles of Inde, with other ilands and countryes. Now publish’d entire from the original MS. in the Cotton Library. London, for J. Woodman, and D. Lyon, and C. Davis, 1725. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 391 in the Leeds Sale, 1930, described as “Large Paper (9 in. by 5½ in.).”

4o. Lon.1725. 29

642 Funnell round ye world

Entry by the second hand.

William Funnell. A voyage round the world. Containing an account of Captain Dampier’s expedition into the South-Seas in the ship St. George, in the years 1703 and 1704. London, by W. Botham, for James Knapton, 1707. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

8o. Lon 1707 29

643 Sr. Anthony Shirleys Voyages. Blue paper

Entry by the second hand.

Sir Anthony Sherley (1565–1635?). Sir Antony Sherley his relation of his travels into Persia. London, for Nathaniell Butter and Joseph Bagset, 1613. 4o.

STC 22424.

BM; Yale, NYP, Folg, LC, Hunt.

8o. Lon.1613 29

644 Sally fleet voyage and Journal vid. Dunton Blue pap[·]

Entry by the second hand.

See No. 224.

4o. Lon.1637 29

645 Voyage De. Siam. Des. Jesuites 2 voll[·]

Entry by the second hand.

[Guy Tachard (1651–1712)]. Voyage de Siam des peres Jesuites, envoyés par le roy, aux Indes à la Chine. A Amsterdam, chez Pierre Mortier, 1688–1689. 2 tom. 12o.

BM; Harv, NYP (v. 1), LC, Hunt.

12o. Amster-1688 3

646 Willes History of trayale

Entry by the second hand.

Petrus Martyr Anglerius (d. 1526). The history of trauayle in the West and East Indies . . . done into Englyshe by Richarde Eden . . . augmented, and finished by Richarde Willes. London, Richarde Jugge, 1577. 4o.

STC 649.

BM; Harv, NYP, Folg, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

4o. Lon.1577. 8

647 Chaumonts Voyage to Siam

Entry by the second hand.

Monsieur de Chaumont, Ambassador to Siam (1640–1710). A relation of the voyage to Siam . . . in the year, 1685. London, by T. B. for J. Robinson and A. Churchil, sold by S. Crouch, 1688. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, Newberry, Clark.

A copy of a 1685 edition has not been found. Perhaps Congreve’s amanuensis confused the date in the title with that of the imprint.

16o. Lon.1685. 6

648 Voltaire, Henriade

Entry by the third hand.

Voltaire [Francois Marie Arouet] (1694–1778). La Henriade de Mr. de Voltaire. Seconde edition revûe, corrigée, & augmentée de remarques critiques sur cet ouvrage. A Londres, chez Woodman & Lyon, 1728. 8o.

BM; Harv, LC, Clark.

A variant octavo edition, 1728, may be consulted at Yale or NYP.

8o. Lon.1728  

649 —— Id.

Entry by the third hand.

La Henriade de Mr. de Voltaire. A Londres, 1728. 4o.

BM; Yale, LC, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 678 (also 679) in the Leeds Sale, 1930. The printed list of subscribers, including Congreve’s name, appears in the copies at Newberry and Huntington but not in copies at BM, Yale, and LC. For the list of subscribers preserved at the Bibliothèque de l’Arsenal in Paris, see J. Isaacs in TLS for September 2, 1949.

4o Lon.1728  

650 —— Essay on the Civil wars of France

Entry by the third hand.

An essay upon the civil wars of France. . . . And also upon the epic poetry of the European nations, from Homer down to Milton. London, for N. Prevost and Comp., 1728. 8o.

BM; Folg.

8o Lon.1728  

651 Wycherley’s Miscellany Poems

William Wycherley (1640?-1716). Miscellany poems: as satyrs, epistles, love-verses, songs, sonnets, &c. London, for C. Brome, J. Taylor, and B. Tooke, 1704. fol.

BM; Harv, NYP, Newberry, Hunt.

A copy of this edition was item No. 707 (and also No. 708) in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

Fol. Lond 1704 21

652 Willis (Tho.) Opera omnia, Studio G. Blasii M.D.

Thomas Willis (1621–1675). Opera omnia. . . . Studio & opera Gerardi Blasii. Amstelædami, apud Henricum Wetstenium, 1682. 4o.

BM; Virginia, Chicago.

A copy of this edition was listed under No. 1244 in the Hornby Castle Sale, 1930.

4o Amst.1682 2

653 Waller’s (Edmd.) Poems. 6 Edit[·]

Edmund Waller (1606–1687). Poems, &c. written upon several occasions, and to several persons. . . . The sixth edition; with several additions, never before printed. London, for H. Herringman, sold by Jacob Tonson, 1694. 8o.

Wing W519.

BM; Harv, Texas, Hunt.

8o. Lond.1694 20

654 Wilkin’s (Bp.) Mathematical Magick

John Wilkins, Bishop of Chester (1614–1672). Mathematicall magick. Or, The wonders that may be performed by mechanicall geometry. London, by M. F. for Sa. Gellibrand, 1648. 8o.

Two editions appeared in 1648: Wing W2198–BM; Yale, NYP; Wing W2199–BM; Harv, LC, Hunt.

8o. Ib.1648. 8

655 Wild’s Iter Boreale, & other Poems

Robert Wild (1609–1679). Iter Boreale, with large additions of several other poems. London, for John Williams, 1670. 8o.

Wing W2137.

BM; Harv, Folg, Chicago, Hunt.

12o. Ib.1670. 6

656 Wynter of Bathing – two copies

Entry by the third hand.

John Wynter. Of bathing in the hot-baths, at Bathe; chiefly with regard to the palsie, and some diseases in women. London, for W. Innys and James Leake, 1728. 8o.

BM; U.S. Surgeon General’s Office, John Crerar.

A copy of this edition was a part of item No. 659A in the Leeds Sale, 1930.

8o Ib.1728  

657 Westmonasteriensium Comitia

Comitia Westmonasteriensium, in collegio Sti Petri habita die anniversario fundatricis suæ reginæ Elizabethæ inauguratæ Jan. XV. London, typis Guil. Bowyer, 1728. fol.

BM; Harv, Iowa, Hunt.

fol. Ib.1728  

658 Young’s Vindication of Providence

Entry by the third hand.

Edward Young (1683–1765). A vindication of providence; or, A true estimate of human life. . . . Preach’d in St. George’s Church near Hanover-Square, soon after the late king’s death. The second edition corrected. London, for T. Worrall, 1728. 8o.

BM; Harv, NYP, Clark.

8o Lon.1728  

659 Zayde, Histoire Espagnole p Mr. de Segrais/
2 Tom[·]

[Marie Madeleine, Comtesse de La Fayette (1634–1693).] Zayde, histoire espagnole. Par M. de Segrais [pseudonyn of the Comtesse de La Fayette]. A Paris, chez Pierre Aubouyn [or Christophe David], 1705. 2 tom. 12o.

BN; Cornell, Illinois.

12o. Paris 1705 23

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Numbers refer to the items

Addison, Joseph, 23, 413, 427.

Aesop, 483.

Ainworth, R., 339.

Alemán, Mateo, 262.

Alessandro, Guglielmo, 115.

Alexandre, Alexander ab, 17.

Ampelius, Lucius, 254.

Amyot, Jacques, Bishop of Auxerre, 20.

Anacreon, 190.

Anglerius, Petrus Martyr, 646.

Angoulême, Margaret d’, 124.

Arbuthnot, John, 34, 35.

Aretino, Pietro Bacci, 25.

Aristophanes, 192.

Aristotle, 7, 8, 9, 198, 509.

Arnauld, Antoine, 11.

Astell, Mary, 515.

Athenaeus Naucratita, 1, 33.

Atterbury, Bishop Francis, 16.

Aubrey, John, 15.

Augustanus, G. X., 457.

Aulnoy, Marie Catherine Jumelle de Berneville, Comtesse d’, 297, 405b.

Balzac, Jean Louis Guez de, 55, 56.

Barclay, Robert, 53.

Barnes, Jos., 290.

Bates, 215.

Baudoin, Jean, 357.

Baudot de Juilly, Nicholas, 275, 302.

Bayle, Pierre, 172.

Beaumont, Francis, 42, 407b.

Behn, Aphra, 411.

Bentley, Thomas, 140.

Bernier, F., 272.

Bible, Holy, 69.

Bignon, Abbé Jean Paul, 27.

Blackmore, Sir Richard, 46, 47, 48, 49, 422.

Blasius, Gerardus, 652.

Blount, Thomas, 50.

Boccaccio, Giovanni, 68, 123, 164, 628.

Boccalini, Trajano, 43.

Bonarelli della Rovere, Guido Ubaldi, 253.

Bononcini, Giovanni Battista, 65.

Boileau-Despréaux, Nicholas, 57, 58, 59.

Bouhours, Le P. Dominique, 31.

Bourdeille, Pierre de, Seigneur de Brantôme, 63.


Boyer, Mr., 404.

Boyardo, Metheo Maria, Conte di Scandiano, 513.

Boxhorn, M. Z., 585.

Boyle, Charles, 60.

Brébeuf, Georges de, 345.

Brent, Nathanael, 453.

Brignole Sale, Antonio Giulio, 114.

Broome, William, 196, 438.

Brown, Thomas, 411, 572.

Browne, Sir Thomas, 519.

Buckingham, Duke of, 411.

Budgell, Eustace, 608.

Bulstrode, Whitlocke, 52.

Burgersdijck, Franco Petri, 62.

Burnaby, Mr., 473.

Burnet, Gilbert, 37, 38.

Burnet, Thomas, 39, 40, 41.

Busbecq, Augier Ghislain, 64.

Busby, Richard, 265.

Bussy-Rabutin, Roger de, 21.

Caesar, Gaius Julius, 71, 72, 73, 74.

Calvi, François de, 295.

Cambridge Dictionary, 87.

Camoens, Luiz de, 152.

Camus, Jean Pierre, Bishop of Belley, 14.

Canterus, Gulielmus, 537.

Cartwright, William, 90.

Casaubon, Isaac, 1, 533.

Cassandre, François, 9.

Catullus, Gaius Valerius, 91, 92, 93, 94, 95.

Caumont de la Force, Charlotte-Rose de, 274, 303.

Cebes, 108.

Celimauro, Il, Istoria Spagnvola, 114.

Celsus, Aulus Cornelius, 118, 158.

Cervantes Saavedra, Miguel de, 115, 116, 206, 207, 208, 209, 210.

Céspedes y Meneses, Gonsalo de, 268.

Challes, Robert, 331.

Chapelain, Jean, 30.

Chapman, George, 292, 407d, 407e.

Chardin, Sir John, 81.

Charpentier, François, 159, 630.

Charron, Pierre, 117.

Chaucer, Geoffrey, 75, 76, 77, 164, 601.


Chaumont, Monsieur de, Ambassador to Siam, 647.

Chifflet, Laurent, 130.

Chomel, Pierre Jean Baptiste, 127.

Chorier, Nicholas, 398.

Cicero, Marcus Tullius, 134, 135, 136, 137, 138, 139, 140, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 146, 147, 148, 149.

Clericus, Joannis, 388.

Cluverius, Philippus, 131.

Cockman, Thomas, 138.

Collection of Poems, etc., A, 410.

Collection of Poems, 157.

Collection of the Several Statutes, etc., A, 106.

Collection of Treaties, etc., 105.

Collier, Jeremy, 100, 101, 139.

Collins, Anthony, 204, 530.

Colsoni, François, 273.

Colvius, Petrus, 560.

Comines, Philippe de, 150, 151.

Comitia Westmonasteriensium, etc., 657.

Congreve, William, 96, 97, 98, 99, 163, 256, 411, 413, 427, 429.

Contes et Nouvelles en Vers, 126.

Conti, Natale, 1, 424.

Cooper, Thomas, 86.

Corneille, Pierre, 82, 83.

Corneille, Thomas, 86.

Cornelius Nepos, 132.

Cotgrave, Randle, 85.

Cotton, Charles, 379, 468.

Cowley, Abraham, 78, 79, 80, 411.

Creech, Thomas, 104, 353, 385.

Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois, 107.

Culpeper, Nicholas, 128, 218, 221.

Dacier, André, 197, 198, 199, 288, 365, 480, 631.

Dacier, Madame Anne Lefèvre, 190, 191, 192, 193, 194, 195, 196.

Dale, Samuel, 200, 201.

Dalechamps, Jacob, 1.

Daniel, Père Gabriel, 528.

Davenant, Charles, 179.

Davenant, Sir William, 177, 178.

Davall, P., 517.

Davies, John, 4, 238.

Davisius, Joannes, 146, 147, 148, 149.

Defense of Dramatic Poetry, A, 101.

Deloney, Thomas, 405g.

Demosthenes, 211, 212, 223.

Dennis, John, 186, 187, 188, 189.

De Sandisson, 27.


Descartes, René, 185.

Desjardins, Marie Catherine Hortense, 26.

Desprez, Ludovicus, 318.

Diaper, William, 423.

Dictionnaire Universel François et Latin, 173.

Diemerbroeck, Isbrandus de, 184.

Dillon, Wentworth, Earl of Roscommon, 507.

Dio Cassius, 202.

Dispensatory of the Royal College of Physicians, The, 214.

Dodwell, Henry, 203.

Donne, John, 157, 182, 183.

Dousica, 452.

Dryden, John, 157, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 384, 406a, 427, 429, 431.

Dufresny, Charles Rivière, 482.

Duke, Richard, 507.

Du Noyer, Anne Margaret Petit, 373.

Dunton, John, 224.

Duport, James, 371.

Du Quesne, Abraham, 621.

Du Ryer, P., 285.

Dyson, H., 534.

E. S. [Elkanah Settle?], 101.

Earle, John, 231, 416.

Eccles, John, 232.

Echard, Laurence, 226, 227, 228.

Ecole Parfaite des Officiers de Bouche, L’, 240.

Eden, Richard, 646.

Edmonds, Clemt., 74.

Egerton, Sarah Fyge, 255, 461.

English Military Discipline, 229.

Erasmus, Desiderius, 230, 263.

Estienne, Charles (Carolus Stephanus), 180.

Estienne, Henri, 456.

Estienne, Henry, sieur Des Fossez, 12.

Etherege, Sir George, 235.

Eustacius, a Sancto Paulo, 236.

Exquemelin, Alexandre Olivier, 301.

Fabri (Lefèbvre), Tannequi, 241.

Fairfax, Edward, 266.

Famous and Renowned History of . . . Hercules of Greece, The, 405d.

Fanshaw, Richard, 152.

Félibien, Jean François, 394.

Fénelon, François de Salignac de la Mothe, 575, 576, 577, 578.

Fenton, Elijah, 446.

Filmer, Edward, 101, 103.

Fléchier, Valentin Esprit, 300.

Fletcher, John, 42, 407b.


Florus, Lucius Annæus, 254.

Fontenelle, Bernard de Bovier de, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 248, 249.

Fracastoro, Girolamo, 557.

Frederickus, Johannes, 5.

Frezier, Amédee François, 639.

Fuller, Thomas, 252.

Funnell, William, 642.

Furetière, Antoine, 573.

Galland, Antoine, 120.

Galliard, Johann Ernest, 256.

Gallus, Gaius Cornelius, 94.

Gand, Louis de, 564.

Garouville, 28.

Garth, Sir Samuel, 260, 261.

Gassend, Pierre, 272.

Gay, John, 257, 258, 259.

Gaza, Theodorus, 263.

Gellius, Aulus, 5, 6.

Gemelli-Careri, Giovanni Francesco, 617.

General Collection of Treatys, etc., A, 105.

Gentleman’s Jockey, The, 277.

Geoffrey of Monmouth, 327.

Gesnerus, Conradus, 538.

Gherardi, Evaristo, 270.

Giffanius, O., 354.

Gildon, Charles, 411, 417.

Glanvill, Mr., 249.

Godefroy, Denys, 150.

Godfrey of Bulloigne, 266.

Goulston, Theodor, 7.

Graevius, Joannes Georgius, 92, 134, 135, 136, 143, 144, 145.

Granville, George, Baron Lansdowne, 360.

Gratius, Ortwinus, 237.

Greene, Robert, 405f.

Gronovius, J. F., 363, 448.

Gronovius, Jakob, 5, 137.

Grotius, H., 388.

Grove, The, 157, 269.

Guarini, Giovanni Battista, 484.

Gueulette, Thomas-Simon, 122, 605.

Hales, John, 284.

Hamilton, Anthony, 404.

Hardoüin, Jean, 293.

Hare, Francis, Bishop of Chichester, 400.

Hawkwood, Sir John de, 405e.

Head, Richard, 405a, 405i.

Hédelin, François, Abbé d’Aubignac, 10, 469.

Heinsius, Daniel, 322.

Heinsius, Nicholas, 625.

Heliodorus, The Famous Historie of, 407f.


Her, Chevalier d’, 247.

Herodotus, 285, 286, 287.

Hippocrates, 288.

Hobbes, Thomas, 281, 282.

Holy Bible, 69.

Holyday, Barten, 337.

Homer, 164, 193, 194, 196, 289, 290, 291, 292, 293, 391, 407e, 465, 466, 650.

Honnête Homme et le Scelerat, L’, 316.

Hopkins, Charles, 51.

Horace (Quintus Horatius Flaccus), 104, 199, 315, 317, 318, 319, 320, 321, 322, 323, 406b.

Houdar de La Motte, Antoine, 389, 390, 391.

Hughes, John, 248.

Ides, Everard-Isbrantz, 640.

Jacob, Giles, 328, 329, 367.

Jamblichus, of Chalcis, 326.

J. D. D. C., Monsieur, 316.

Johnson, T., 108.

Jonson, Ben, 44, 45.

J. P., 24.

Justinianus I, 332.

Justinus, Marcus Junianus, 336.

Juvenalis, Decimus Junius, 163, 334, 335, 337.

Kemp, John, 339.

Kennet, Basil, 340, 341.

Killigrew, Thomas, the Elder, 342.

Labottière, Claude, 629.

La Bruyère, Jean de, 607.

La Chapelle, Jean de, 22.

Lactantius, Caecilius Firmianus, 361.

La Fayette, Marie Madeleine, Comtesse de, 659.

La Fontaine, Jean de, 19, 125, 250, 395.

La Grange-Chancel, François Joseph de, 330.

Lamb, Patrick, 110.

Lambini, 451.

Langio, Joseph, 323.

Lawes, Henry, 10.

Lazarillo de Tormes, La Vie et Avantures de, 632.

Le Bossu, René, 61.

Lee, Nathaniel, 358.

Leeds, 1st Duke of, 219.

Lefèbvre, Tannequi, 241.

Le Fevre, Raoul, 405h.

Lenoble, Eustache, Baron de Saint-Georges et de Tennelière, 24, 271.

Le Roux, Philibert Joseph, 176.

Le Roy, Marin, sieur de Gomberville, 308.


Le Sage, Alain René, 298, 307.

Leti, Gregorio, 299.

Lilly, William, 359.

Linguæ Romanæ Dictionarium, etc., 87.

Lipsius, Justus, 364.

Lisle, William, 407f.

Littlebury, Isaac, 286.

Lives of the Grecian Poets, 368.

Livius, Titus, 362, 363.

Lloyd, Nicholas, 180.

Locke, John, 348, 349.

Longinus, 351.

Longus, 20.

Lucanus, Marcus Annæus, 343, 344, 345, 346.

Lucas, Paul, 618, 619, 620.

Lucian of Samosata, 264, 356, 357.

Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus), 352, 353, 354, 355.

Luna, Miguel de, 366.

Lyttelton, George Baron, 70.

Mabbe, James, 262.

Macrobius, Ambrosius Theodosius, 399.

Malebranche, Nicholas, 382.

Mailly, Chevalier de, 425.

Maittaire, Michael, 132, 584, 624.

Malory, Sir T., 13.

Malthus, Francis (François de Malthe), 397.

Maucroix, François de, 395.

Mandelslo, John Albert de, 4, 616.

Mandeville, Sir John, 405k, 641.

Manilius, Marcus, 385.

Manning, 202.

Marchand, P., 18.

Margaret of Navarre, 124.

Marini, Giovanni Ambrogio, 113.

Marini, Giovanni Battista, 2, 3.

May, Thomas, 346.

Mayne, Zachary, 222.

Menander, 388.

Meurs, Johannes van, 398.

Middleton, Thomas, 407a.

Miege, Guy, 396.

Milbourne, Luke, 384.

Milton, John, 380, 381, 411, 650.

Minshew, John, 181.

Miscellaneous Letters and Essays, etc., 417.

Miscellaneous Poems and Translations, 409.

Miscellaneous Poems by Oxford & Cambridge Hands, 412.

Moivre, Abraham de, 205.

Molière, Jean Baptiste Poquelin de, 393.

Molyneux, William, 387.

Monmouth, Geoffrey of, 327.


Montaigne, Michel Eyquem de, 376, 377, 378, 379.

Montesquieu, Baron de, 373.

Montfaucon de Villars, Abbé de, 119.

Moore, Sir Jonas, 386.

Morabin, Jacques, 324.

Moretti, Tomaso, 386.

Motteux, Peter Anthony, 36.

Munday, A., 534.

Muralt, Beat Louis de, 374.

Murtada ibn al-Khafīf, 238.

Musarum Anglicanorum Analecta, 383.

Newton, Sir Isaac, 421, 426, 492.

Nicole, Pierre, 11.

Normanby, Marquis of, 410.

Noris, Matteo, 392.

Nouveau Cuisinier Royal et Bourgeois, Le, 107.

Ogilby, John, 435.

Oldham, John, 441.

Oldisworth, 196.

Oldmixon, John, 102, 310.

Olearius, Adam, 4, 616.

Osborne, Thomas, 1st Duke of Leeds, 219.

Otway, Thomas, 444.

Oughtred, William, 442.

Ovid (Publius Ovidius Naso), 164, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 432, 433, 434.

Ovington, John, 440.

Ozell, John, 196.

Ozinde, J. B., 447.

Paccius, Alexandrus, 8.

Parnell, Thomas, 475.

Parker, Samuel, 139.

Paterculus, Gaius Velleius, 627.

Patin, Guy, 477, 478.

Patru, Olivier, 471.

Pausanius, 457.

Pechey, John, 562.

Pedantius, 481.

Pemberton, Henry, 492.

Perceval, Richard, 181.

Perrot, N., Sr. d’Ablancourt, 356, 596, 606.

Persius (Aulus Persius Flaccus), 163, 334, 335, 337.

Pétis de la Croix, François, 121.

Petronius (Titus Petronius Arbiter), 473.

Phaedrus, 483.

Philemon, 388.

Philips, John, 88.

Phillippes, Henry, 479.

Pindar, 464.


Pinto, Fernam Mendes, 463.

Pix, Mary, 628.

Plato, 480.

Plautus, Titus Maccius, 448, 450, 451, 452.

Playford, Henry, 283.

Pliny (Gaius Plinus Secundus), 474.

Plutarch, 470.

Polybius, 472.

Pomey, François Antoine, 476.

Pontanus, I., 399.

Pontis, Louis de, 468.

Pope, Alexander, 409, 420, 465, 466, 467, 475, 542, 553.

Portus, A., 540.

Prateus, Ludovicus, 334.

Pratt, Samuel, 511.

Prideaux, Humphrey, 454.

Prior, Matthew, 411, 458, 459, 460.

Propertius, Sextus, 91, 92, 93, 94.

Purcell, Henry, 462.

Pythagoras, 365, 631.

Quevedo Villegas, Francisco Gomez, 494, 495.

Quillet, Claude, 89.

Quincy, John, 213, 563.

Quintilianus, Marcus Fabius, 493.

Rabelais, François, 506.

Racine, Jean Baptiste, 514.

R. A. Gent., 551.

Ramsay, Allan, 415.

Ramsay, Andrew Michael, 531.

Randolph, Thomas, 112.

Rapin, Rene, 509, 510.

Ray, John, 499.

Raymond, John, 518.

Regis, Pierre Silvain, 504.

Regnier-Desmarais, Abbé (François Séraphin), 142, 512.

Rehearsal, The, 406c.

Retz, Cardinal de (Jean François Paul de Gondi), 516, 517.

Reynard the Fox, The Most Delectable History of, 529.

Riccoboni, Louis, 314.

Richelet, Pierre, 174.

Richerius, Ludovicus Coelius, 501.

Roberti, Antonius, 111.

Rocoles, Jean Baptiste de, 309.

Rodellius, Petrus, 319.

Roergas de Serviez, Jacques, 251.

Rogers, Thomas, 505.

Rolli, Paolo Antonio, 532.

Roscommon, Earl of, 406b.


Rosseto, Jo., 72.

Rousseau, Jean Baptiste, 502, 503.

Rowe, Nicholas, 89, 343, 365, 544.

Rowlands, Samuel, 405c.

Ruæus, Carolus, 613.

Rufus, Quintus Curtius, 496, 497.

Ruggle, G., 333.

Rutgers, J., 321.

Rycaut, Sir Paul, 313, 500.

Rymer, Thomas, 509.

Saint-Evremond, Seigneur de, Charles de Marguetel de Saint-Denis, 233.

Saint-Réal, César Vichard de, 18, 129.

Sallust (Gaius Sallustius Crispus), 583, 584, 585, 586.

Salmon, William, 215, 216, 217.

Sanctorius, 563.

Sandys, George, 428.

Sannazaro, Jacobo, 581.

Sanson d’Abbeville, Sr., 73.

Sanvitale, Fortuniano, 2, 3.

Sapho, 190.

Sarpi, Paolo, 453.

Scala, Flaminio, 600.

Scaliger, Joseph Juste, 622.

Scaliger, Julius Cæsar, 559.

Scapula, Johannes, 539.

Scarron, Paul, 569, 570, 571, 572, 573.

Schmid, Erasmus, 464.

Schrevelio, Corn., 344.

Scoto, Lorenzo, 2, 3.

Scribonius Largus, 589.

Scudery, George de, 32, 579.

Secondat, Charles Louis de, Baron de la Brède et de Montesquieu, 373.

Secret History of the Reigns, etc., The, 311.

Seneca, Lucius Annaeus, 587.

Séraphin, François, abbé Regnier-Desmarais, 142, 512.

Settle, Elkanah, 101.

Shadwell, Thomas, 566.

Shakespeare, William, 407c, 408, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 546.

Sherley, Sir Anthony, 643.

Shirley, James, 551, 552.

Sidney, Sir Philip, 455.

Sidonius, Caius Sollius Apollinaris, 560.

Smith, John, 375.

Smith, Richard, 109.

Sophocles, 197.

Sorel, Charles, Sieur de Souvigny, 54, 296, 350.

Souciet, E., 174.


Source des Malheurs d’Angleterre, etc., La, 580.

Southerne, Thomas, 590.

Spenser, Edmund, 535, 536.

Spinoza, 602.

Spondani, Jo., 289.

Stanhope, George, 117.

Stanyan, Temple, 555, 556.

Statius, Publius Papinius, 409.

Statutes Now in Force, etc., The, 106.

Steele, Sir Richard, 234, 567, 568.

Stephanus, Carolus (Charles Estienne), 180.

Stobæus, Johannes, 537, 538.

Stow, John, 534.

Strabo, 533.

Suckling, Sir John, 157, 558.

Suidas, 540.

Swift, Jonathan, 420, 553, 554, 603, 612.

Sydenham, Thomas, 561, 562.

Sylvester, Joshua, 582.

Tachard, Guy, 645.

Tacitus, Cornelius, 606.

Tarteron, P., 315.

Tasso, Torquato, 29, 267.

Tate, Nahum, 429, 557.

Temple, Sir William, 603.

Tenain, Mme. de, 520.

Terence (Publius Terentius Afer), 191, 592, 593, 594, 595.

Theobald, Lewis, 591.

Theophrastus, 607, 608.

Thompson, Aaron, 327.

Thucydides, 282, 596.

Tibullus, Albius, 22, 91, 92, 93, 94.

Tillotson, John, Archbishop of Canterbury, 597, 598, 599.

Timoléon de Choisy, François, 294.


Tollius, Jacobus, 351.

Treatise Partly Theological, etc., A, 602.

Trogus, Pompeius, 336.

Vallemont, Abbe Pierre Le Lorrain de, 637.

Vattier, Monsieur, 238.

Vaugelas, M. de, 496.

Vega, Garcilasso de la, el Inca, 500.

Veneroni, Giovanni, 175.

Vertot D’Aubeuf, René Aubert, 633, 634, 635, 636.

Vinnius, Arnoldus, 332.

Virgil (Publius Virgilius Maro), 161, 162, 187, 384, 613, 614, 622, 623, 624, 625, 626.

Voiture, Vincent de, 615.

Voltaire (François Marie Arouet), 648, 649, 650.

Vossius, Isaac, 95.

Waller, Edmund, 653.

Walsh, William, 157.

Ward, J., 339.

We Have Brought Our Hogs to a Fair Market, etc., 405j.

Westmonasteriensium Comitia, 657.

Wild, Robert, 655.

Wilkins, John, Bishop of Chester, 654.

Willes, Richard, 646.

Willis, Thomas, 652.

Wilmot, John, Earl of Rochester, 508.

Wycherley, William, 651.

Wynter, John, 656.

Xenophon, 159, 596, 630.

Xiphilinus, 202.

Young, Edward, 439, 658.

Zade, Chec, 604.


Amsterdam, 3, 6, 11, 20, 22, 29, 57, 58, 59, 94, 116, 118, 124, 125, 126, 131, 134, 135, 136, 141, 142, 143, 144, 145, 176, 190, 191, 197, 198, 223, 230, 253, 267, 275, 298, 300, 315, 322, 332, 362, 388, 395, 425, 448, 478, 482, 484, 496, 504, 510, 516, 570, 581, 586, 606, 609, 618, 630, 645, 652.

Antwerp (Amberes, Anvers, Antuerpiae), 206, 250, 263, 299, 364, 537.

Basel, 33, 263, 289.

Bourdeaux, 378.

Brussels (Bruxelles), 28, 130, 150, 207, 316, 390, 494, 495, 607, 632.

Cambridge (Cantabrigiae), 62, 87, 91, 140, 146, 147, 148, 149, 236, 290, 317, 361, 371, 593, 614.

Cologne, 21, 123, 372, 373, 374, 520, 580.

Dublin, 387.

Edinburgh, 415.

Frankfort (Francofurti), 237, 287, 452, 501.

Geneva (Geneve, Coloniae Allobrogum), 174, 424, 540.

Hague, The (La Haye), 18, 19, 27, 159, 297, 302, 331, 345, 619.

Hanau (Hanoviae), 17, 323, 457.

Heidelberg, 1, 559.


Lausanne, 72.

Leiden (Lugduni Batavorum), 5, 63, 64, 95, 137, 158, 296, 344, 363, 399, 474, 585, 587, 626.

London, 4, 7, 10, 13, 14, 15, 16, 23, 24, 30, 34, 35, 36, 37, 39, 40, 41, 42, 43, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50, 51, 52, 60, 65, 68, 70, 71, 74, 75, 76, 77, 78, 79, 81, 85, 86, 88, 89, 90, 93, 96, 97, 98, 99, 100, 101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 108, 109, 110, 112, 117, 128, 132, 139, 151, 152, 157, 160, 161, 162, 163, 164, 165, 166, 167, 168, 169, 170, 171, 177, 179, 180, 181, 182, 183, 185, 186, 187, 188, 189, 196, 200, 201, 202, 203, 204, 205, 208, 209, 211, 213, 214, 215, 216, 217, 218, 219, 221, 222, 224, 226, 227, 228, 229, 231, 232, 233, 234, 235, 238, 248, 249, 252, 254, 255, 256, 257, 258, 259, 260, 261, 265, 266, 268, 269, 273, 277, 281, 282, 283, 284, 286, 291, 292, 307, 308, 309, 310, 313, 314, 318, 319, 320, 327, 328, 329, 333, 334, 335, 336, 339, 340, 341, 342, 343, 346, 348, 349, 350, 352, 355, 358, 359, 360, 365, 366, 367, 368, 379, 380, 381, 384, 385, 386, 387, 394, 396, 397, 400, 404, 405a, b, c, d, e, f, g, h, i, j, k, 406a, b, c, 407a, b, c, d, e, f, 408, 409, 410, 411, 413, 416, 417, 420, 421, 422, 423, 426, 427, 428, 429, 430, 431, 433, 434, 435, 438, 439, 440, 441, 444, 446, 447, 450, 453, 454, 455, 458, 459, 460, 461, 462, 463, 465, 466, 467, 468, 470, 472, 473, 475, 479, 481, 483, 492, 497, 499, 500, 502, 505, 506, 507, 508, 509, 511, 515, 517, 518, 519, 529, 530, 531, 532, 534, 535, 536, 541, 542, 543, 544, 545, 551, 552, 553, 554, 555, 116b 556, 557, 558, 561, 562, 563, 564, 566, 567, 568, 572, 573, 582, 583, 584, 588, 590, 591, 594, 595, 597, 598, 599, 602, 603, 604, 605, 608, 610, 612, 624, 627, 628, 639, 640, 641, 642, 643, 644, 646, 647, 648, 649, 650, 651, 653, 654, 655, 656, 657, 658.

Lyons (Lugduni), 272, 323, 539, 622.

Naples, 114.

Oxford (Oxoniae), 69, 138, 262, 326, 337, 353, 383, 442, 601.

Paris (Lutetia Parisorum), 2, 3, 8, 9, 12, 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, 55, 56, 61, 73, 82, 83, 84, 107, 119, 120, 121, 122, 127, 129, 173, 175, 178, 192, 193, 194, 195, 197, 199, 210, 212, 240, 242, 243, 244, 245, 246, 247, 251, 270, 271, 274, 285, 288, 293, 294, 301, 303, 324, 330, 354, 356, 357, 376, 377, 382, 389, 391, 393, 432, 451, 456, 469, 471, 477, 480, 482, 493, 512, 513, 514, 528, 533, 560, 569, 571, 575, 576, 577, 578, 579, 592, 596, 613, 615, 616, 617, 623, 629, 631, 633, 634, 635, 636, 637, 659.

Padua (Patavii), 589.

Rotterdam, 38, 111, 172, 296, 503.

Rouen, 53, 82, 83, 84, 295, 620, 621.

Saumur (Salmurii), 241.

Strasbourg (Argentine), 264.

Trevoux, 173.

Utrecht (Trajecti ad Rhenum, Trajecti Batavorum, Ultrajecti), 92, 184, 321, 351, 476, 625.

Venice, 113, 115, 392, 600.

Wittenberg (Witebergae), 464.

Zurich (Tiguri), 538.

Transcriber’s FootnoteA

Some Persons may object, and ask, Why is not the City Romance here? To which we answer, It was none of his, but one father’d upon him, to make it sell.

Passage italicized as shown. With italic main text, the expected form would be:

Some Persons may object, and ask, Why is not the City Romance here? To which we answer, It was none of his, but one father’d upon him, to make it sell.

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