English Books - Pre-1700

BURNET, Gilbert. A Vindication of the Authority, Constitution, and Laws of the Church and State of Scotland. In Four Conferences. Wherein the Answer to the Dialogues betwixt the Conformist and the Non-con-formist, is examined. By Robert Sanders, Printer to the City, and University. 1673. First Edition.
[26], 102, 133-362, [2], 125pp, [1]. Victorian blue half-morocco over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Spine varnished, causing some rubbing and splitting to joints/extremities. Bookplate of L.A. Law Library to FEP. Small hole to printer's device, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 350.00
BURNET, Gilbert. Some Letters, Containing An Account of what seemed most Remarkable in Travelling through Switzerland, Italy, Some parts of Germany, &c. In the Years 1685 and 1686. Written by G. Burnet, D.D. to the Hoble. R.B.....To which is added, an Appendix, containing some Remarks on Switzerland and Italy, writ by a Person of Quality, and communicated to the Author. Printed for Abraham Acher. 1687. Second Edition, Corrected, and Altered in some places by the Author.
[24], 336pp, [Bound with:] Three Letters Concerning the Present State of Italy, Written in the Year 1687. I. Relating to the Affair of Molinos, and the Quietists. II. Relating to the Inquisition, and the State of Religion. III. Relating to the Policy and Interests of some of the States of Italy. Being A Supplement to Dr. Burnets Letters. [London?]. [s.n.], Printed in the Year 1688. [16], 191pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled, panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Chip to hear of spine, slight cracking to joints, else a fine copy. Contemporary ink inscription of 'Edmd. Hickman (?) Ejus Lib.' to FEP.
Price
£ 375.00
DAVENANT, Sir William. Gondibert: An Heroick Poem. Printed for John Holden. 1651. Second edition.
[4], 64, [4], 243, [7]. With preliminary errata leaf, and V8, a duplicate of the text of V7v. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Lightly rubbed, with small leather flaw to spine and a little loss to bottom corner of lower board, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 400.00
DIGBY, Sir Kenelm. Of bodies, and of Mans Soul. To discover the immortality of reasonable souls. With two Discourses Of the Powder of Sympathy, and Of the Vegetation of Plants. Printed by S.G. and B.G. for John Williams. 1669. Fourth edition.
[56], 439, [11], 231pp. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight marking to title and final leaf, else a crisp unpressed copy.
Price
£ 600.00
FLATMAN, Thomas. Poems and Songs. Printed by S. and B.G. for Benjamin Took.... 1676. Second edition.
[38], 141pp, [1]. Finely bound in early twentieth-century half blue morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. Slight marking to title; ink inscription of Tho. Mort, with the price he paid later washed out.
Price
£ 450.00
GARDINER, Richard. Richardi Gardiner Herefordensis, Aedis Christi. Oxon. Canonici, Specimen Oratorium Recusum, & Declamationibus Quorandam Ibidem Art: Bac: Necnon Additamentis Studentium Heterogeniis Adornatum. Excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ric: Davis. 1662. Third Edition.
[4], 176pp, [2]. Finely bound in nineteenth-century green crushed morroco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight loss of leather to turn-in of upper board. Slightly soiled, with occasional light staining, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 500.00
GRAILE, John. Sacra privata In duas Partes distributa: quaram una Tractatum continet de Religiosa Solitudine, Privatis Precibus aliisque Officiis piis, cum Doctrinae Studio conjungendis. Altera Varias id genus Preces, Literatorum (in primis Juniorum) Pietati augendae destinatas. Typis J.L. Impensis autem Gualteri Kettilby. 1699. First edition.
[16], 141, [7], 183pp, [3]. Without terminal blank leaf. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rebacked in later calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with loss to extremities. Some loss and perforation to FFEP, small paper flaws to E3 and G4 with slight loss of text. Ink inscriptions of Hugo Pigot to FEP (dated 1710) and title, with latin motto inscribed to FFEP.
Price
£ 200.00
JAMES I. Jacobi Primi Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae, et Hiberniae Regis, Fidei Defensoris, &c. [Greek title]. Sive regia institutio ad Henricum Principem primogenitum Filium suum, & haeredem proximum. Excudebat Johannes Norton, Serenissimae Regiae Majestati in Latinis, Graecis, & Hebraicis Typographus. 1604. First Latin Edition.
[34], 139pp, [3]. With terminal blank. Finely bound in twentieth-century calf-backed boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Title slightly dusty, else fine. Single Latin note in manuscript to verso of terminal blank.
Price
£ 750.00
TILLOTSON, John. A sermon Preached before the king and queen white-hall, The 17th of october, Being the Day appointed for a Publick Thanksgiving to Almighty God, For the Signal Victory at sea: For the Preservation of His Majesty's Sacred Person, And for His safe Return to His People. By John, Archbishop of Canterbury. Published by Their Majesties Special Command. Printed for Brabazon Aylmer. 1692. First edition.
[4], 36pp. With half-title. Recent green paper boards. Marginal dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
[ACTS - K. William III]. Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae...[An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government]. Printed By Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1696.
[2], 551-566pp, [2]. With terminal blank. Uncut and stitched as issued, housed within buckram-backed marbled folding folio, title label to upper board. Some marginal creasing and marking.
Price
£ 300.00
[D'AUVERGNE, Edward]. A Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions of the Last Campaigne, in the Confederate Army. Under the Command of His Majesty of Great Britain...In the Spanish Netherlands, Anno Dom. 1692. Printed for Dorman Newman. 1693. First Edition.
[8], 68pp. With imprimatur leaf, A1. A crisp copy in contemporary, blind ruled speckled sheep, with some cracking to spine, slight wear to extremities. Nineteenth-century bookplate to FEP. Some marking to front endpapers.
Price
£ 350.00