English Books - 1701-1800

ANSALDI, Casto Innocenzi. Casti Innocentis Ansaldi De Sacro Et Publico Apud Ethnicos Pictarum Tabularum Cultu. In Regio Typographeo. 1768. Second Edition.
[8], 330pp, [1]. Contemporary Italian vellum, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Fine, but for chipping to lettering-piece and marking to extremities. The Heber-Mendham copy, with 'Bibliotheca Heberiana' ink-stamp to FFEP, below ink inscription (Dr Gossett's Sale, 7s), and Law Society bookplate to FEP, also with pencilled shelfmarks of the Mendham collection.
Price
£ 450.00
BAKER, Pacifus. O.S.F.. The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations.... Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham. 1759. Second Edition.
viii, [3], 10-270pp, [1]. Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov 18. 1905, with the bookplate of Joseph Gillow to verso.
Price
£ 250.00
BARRINGTON, Shute. A Charge Delivered to the Clergy Of the Diocese of Sarum at the Primary Visitation of That Diocese, In the Year MDCCLXXXIII By Shute Lord Bishop of Sarum. [s.n.]. 1783.
[4], 24pp. Uncut in original paper wraps with later stitching, inscribed in ink to upper wrapper 'The Revd. Mr Clark Curate of Chadleworth'. As the present copy bears the name of an English clergyman in the Marlborough area, it is possible that Shute Barrington (1734-1826) distributed this short encouragement of residency, activity and diligence given on his translation to Salisbury to his subordinates in the Sarum See. One of three editions and formats appearing in the first year of publication; all are scarce, with this present edition recorded by ESTC in nine copies at seven locations worldwide. ESTC T53324.
Price
£ 125.00
BERQUIN, M. [Arnaud]. Pieces Choisies De L'Ami Des Enfans De M. Berquin. A L'Usage Des Ecoles. Imprime Par W. Et C. Spilsbury. Pour A. Dulau. 1798. Seconde Edition, Revue et Corrigee.
[2], iv, [2], 144, 157-240, 243-366pp. With a half-title and engraved frontispiece, and complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep, gilt ruling to spines. Rubbed with cracking and some loss to joints. Oval-shaped bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP. Occasional light mark to text.
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£ 125.00
BOWLES, Reverend W.L.. Sonnets, and Other Poems...to which is added, Hope, an allegorical sketch on recovering slowly from sickness.. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies.... 1800. Seventh Edition.
xi, [1], 180pp. With half-title, frontispiece and three further engraved plates. [Bound uniformly with} Poems, Vol II. London, Printed for T. Cadell...., 1801. First Edition. [8], 165pp, [1]. With four engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering and volume number pieces, gilt with greek key roll to boards. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink inscriptions of Sarah Bonynge to head of each title, further inscription of Barbara Fanshawe to each FFEP.
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£ 200.00
BOYCE, Gilbert. A Serious Reply to the Rev. Mr John Wesley in Particular, and to the People Called Methodists. In General; in Much Love and Christian Friendship Recommended to his and Their Very Serious Consideration. Printed By C. Prestom. 1770. First Edition.
[2],ix,[1],188pp. Contemporary half calf over blue marbled papers (in the style typically manufactured by the ladies of Fulnek). Rubbed, with some spliting to spine, chipping to head and foot, and loss to top layer of paper. Contemporary ink inscription of William Daniels to FEP, lacks RFEP.
Price
£ 400.00
BROWNE, Rev. Thomas. Poems on Several Occasions. Printed for Vernor & Hood by R. & W. Dean. 1800. First Edition.
xxviii, 179pp, [1]. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Nineteenth-century half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with loss at head of spine. Light offsetting to title, else a remarkably crisp copy.
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£ 275.00
CANNING,T.. The Wedding and Bedding: Or, John Bull and His Bride Fast Asleep. A Satirical Poem. Containing, An History of the Happy Pair, From Their Infancy to the Present Period. With Reasons for, and Means Used, to Accomplish Their Union.... Printed By Sidney and Evans...for J.S. Jordan.. [1800]. First Edition.
55pp, [1]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's stitched paper wraps. Slightly rubbed, with loss to spine, else a fine unsophisticated copy.
Price
£ 600.00
COLLINS,William. The Poetical Works of William Collins to Which is Pre-Fixed the Life of the Author, By Dr Johnson.. Printed By T.Bensley for E.Harding. 1798. ?.
[2], xiv, 165pp, [1]. Vingette engravings to text. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, spine elaborately gilt. Marbled end papers. Some rubbing to extremeties, small leather flaw to lower board, occasional soiling to text block. Ink inscription of James Moffatt to blank fly and head of title.
Price
£ 100.00
CONGREVE, William.. Love for Love. A Comedy. Printed for Peter Wilson.. 1757.
94pp, (2). Recent cloth with contrasting label and gilt titling. Browning to title, beginning and end.
Price
£ 50.00
CORRY, John. The Gardener's Daughter of Worcester; Or, the Miseries of Seduction. A Moral Tale.. Sold by Champante and Whitrow, [printed by T. Newly, Salop].. [1800?].
36pp. With hand-coloured frontispiece. Recent black morocco, gilt. Some surface adhesion between title and frontispiece has caused slight surface loss to former.
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£ 600.00
COWPER, William. An account of the work of grace Upon the soul of The Right Reverend Father in God, William Cowper, Formerley Lord Bishop of Galloway. With Some relation of the Success and Opposition his Lordship met with in the Work of the Ministry. Written by his own Pen, in the Year 1616. Printed and Sold by E. Cook. 1766. First separate edition.
24pp. Stitched within contemporary (original?) blue paper wraps. Slight surface wear, else fine.
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£ 100.00
FIELDING, Henry. An inquiry into the causes of the late Increase of Robbers, &c. With some proposals for Remedying this Growing Evil. In which The Present Reigning Vices are impartially exposed; and the Laws that relate to the Provision for the Poor, and to the Punishment of Felons are largely and freely examined. Printed for G. Faulkner. 1751. First Dublin Edition.
xv, [1], 96pp. Recent blue paper wraps. Neat paper reinforcement to gutter of title. Light ink marking to title, occasional very light staining to margins, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
FLETCHER, John. A Rational Vindication of the Catholic Faith: Being the First Part of a Vindication of Christ's Divinity; Inscribed to the Reverend Dr. Priestley, By J. Fletcher, Vicar of Madeley, Salop. Left Imperect by the Author, and Now Revised, and Finished at Mrs. Fletcher's Request, By Joseph Benson.. Printed By George Prince, in Scale-Lane, and sold at the New Chapel, City-Road, London. [c.1790].
223pp, [1]. Uncut, in early roughly-sewn wrappers over original blue-paper wraps. Loss to over-wraps, some rounding to edges and occasional soiling of text block.
Price
£ 250.00
GRIMAUD, [Jean Charles Marguerite Guillaume de]. Memoire Sur La Nutrition [-Second Memoire Sur La Nutrition. Supplement Au Memoire Francois Sur La Nutrition]. Chez Jean Martel Aine, Imprimeur Ordinaire... 1787-9. 1787. First Edition.
Two volumes. xii, 211, [5]. viii, 155, [1], 118pp, [2]. Uniformly bound in contemporary speckled calf backed boards, spines richly gilt, with contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. A fine set, but for a handful of minute wormholes, with volumes numbers incorrectly transposed. Internally imacculate, but for very occasional marginal paper flaws.
Price
£ 325.00