English Books - 1701-1800

HOLCROFT, Thomas. [MONTOLIEU, Isabelle de.]. Caroline of Lichtfield; A Novel. Translated from the French. By Thomas Holcroft. Printed for G.G.J. And J. Robinson. 1786. Second Edition.
Three volumes. [2], 298; [2], 300; [2], 292pp. Contemporary polished sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt.
Price
£ 350.00
HURDIS, James. The Favorite Village. A Poem. Printed at the Author's Own Press. 1800. First Edition.
[6], 210pp. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards. Rebacked in tan morocco, original lettering-piece laid down, bumping to corners. The Nowell Smith copy, with book labels of Simon and Julia Adams to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Mr Lysons, with the author's best respects'
Price
£ 425.00
JEBB, John. A Continuation of the Narrative of Academical Proceedings, Relative to the Proposal for the Establishment of Annual Examinations in the University of Cambridge.... Printed for Fletcher and Hodson. [1773]. First Edition.
[2], pp33-43, [3]. With the final advertisement leaf. Uncut, in original stitched marbled paper wraps. Some soiling to edges and staining to wrappers.
Price
£ 75.00
JEFFERY, John. Forms of Prayer for the morning and Evening of Every Day in the Week. Also Exercises of Devotion with Respect to the Lord's Supper [Bound with:] A Plain and Short Discourse Concerning the Nature of the Lord's Supper, and the End of Celebrating it.... Printed for J. Payne and J. Bouquet. 1751. Second Edition; First Edition.
Two volumes in one 84, 49-87, [1], 4. 35, [1]. Uncut in contemporary half vellum over marbled boards, spine lettered in manuscript. The Macclesfield Copy, with the C19th armorial Shirburn Castle 'South Library' bookplate and customary armorial blind-stamps to head of A1-3. Some light dampstaining, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 300.00
LE BEAU, [Charles]. The history of the lower empire; beginning from Constantine the Great. Translated from the French of M. Le Beau. Volume the first. Printed for T. Davies. 1770. First edition in English.
Volume I, all published. xxxi, [1], 390pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards. Without spine panel, rubbed and marked. Paste-downs sprung, short marginal tear to leaf T7, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 850.00
MILTON, John. DUNSTER, Charles. Paradise regained, a poem, in four books...A new edition, with notes of various authors, By Charles Dunster, M.A.. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun, and W. Davies, (successors to Mr. Cadell). 1795. First Dunster Edition.
[4], iv, [4], 280pp. With large folding map of the Mediterranean and Middle East as frontispiece. Uncut in recent half calf over marbled boards, contrasting title label, gilt. Very slight rubbing to spine, else a fine copy. A little marginal worming to preliminaries. With attractive contemporary bookplate of S. Harward's Circulating Library, Colonnade Buildings, Cheltenham to FEP, inscribed 'Presented to me by the Editor, C.D.'
Price
£ 275.00
NUGENT, Nicholas.. The Case of Nicholas Nugent, Esq. Late Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Foot Guards. With Copies of the Letters Which Passed Between Him and General Craig, Lord Barrington, and the Judge Advocate, on Mr Nugent's Application for a Court Martial.... Printed for J.Almon.. 1776. Second Edition.
vii,[1], [5], 106pp. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half calf, contrasting lettering piece, gilt titling, top edge gilt, with the fore and lower edges uncut. A fine copy but for slight wear to upper joint and extremities. Neat marginal paper repairs to final leaf.
Price
£ 225.00
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. Printed for T. Osborne. 1738. First Collected Edition.
[2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding.
Price
£ 300.00
PEARSON, S[usanna]. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed by S. Low....and sold by J. Rivington.... 1800. First Edition.
[iii]-xii, 82pp. Without half-title. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers with evidence of bookplate removal. Slightest of rubbing, a little soiling to title. else a fine copy.
Price
£ 1,250.00
PORTEUS, Right Rev. Beilby. A Brief Confutation of the Errors of the Church of Rome. Extracted from Archbisop Secker's Five Sermons Against Popery; And Published for the Use of the Diocese of Chester.. Printed By John Rivington for J.F. And C. Rivington.... 1781. First Edition.
[8], 81pp. Original publisher's stitched blue paper wraps, some wear and creasing to edges. Contemporary ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. Lightly soiled.
Price
£ 100.00
PULTENEY, Richard. Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England, from Its origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System. In Two Volumes. Printed for T. Cadell. 1790. First Edition.
Two volumes. xvi, [4], 360; [8], 352pp, [34]. Handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, two contrasting morocco lettering-pieces to each volume, spines richly gilt. Some chipping to extremities and cracking to joints, else an attractive copy. Peter Du Cane's copy, with his bookplate to FEP of each volume.
Price
£ 275.00
RICHARDSON, Jonathan. Two Discourses. I. An Essay on the whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting. Shewing How to Judge I. Of the Godness of a Picture; II. Of the Hand of the Master; and III. Whether 'tis an Original, or a Copy... Printed for W. Churchill. 1719. First Edition.
[16], 153, 174-220pp, 234pp, [2]. With the terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt, matching morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint cracking. Internally a fine crisp copy. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Ex Dono Authoris 26. November 1718, J. Warner', with the slightly later ownership inscription of Robert Warner, 1727, both to blank-fly.
Price
£ 1,000.00
ROWE, Elizabeth. The Miscellaneous Works, in Prose and Verse...to which are added, Poems on Several Occasions, By Mr. Thomas Rowe. And to the Whole is prefixed, An Account of the Lives and Writings of the authors. Printed for Henry Lintot. 1750. Third edition, corrected.
Two volumes. [10], xcvi, 264pp; [4], 180, 344pp. Contemporary full calf, five raised bands, gilt; with custom slipcase comprising red cloth gate-fold boards housed in red morocco backed marbled paper box with gilt titles, made to resemble a two volume work. Oddly the date on the case is erroneously given as 1756. Slipcase worn at edges. Rubbed, with some loss to both volumes at head and foot of spine, slight surface loss to boards. Early printed book label of M. General Adams to FEP of both volumes, ink inscription of "Catherine Barton 1752" to recto of both FFEPs, loss to bottom edge of B5 of volume two - touching text with some loss of sense.
Price
£ 150.00
SANDERSON, Thomas. Original Poems. Printed by F. Jollie; and Sold by W. Clarke.... 1800. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 238pp. Recent buckram-backed paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Fading to boards. Original stab-stitching holes to gutter margin, blind-stamp of the Wigan Free Library to margin of title, with faint withdrawn stamp to verso, occasional light marking.
Price
£ 175.00
SHEPERD, Rev. Mr. James. Sermons on the Following Subjects; Viz. I. Life from Christ. II. The Physician of Souls. III. The Incarnation of Christ. IV. The Expediency and Necessity of the Sufferings of Christ. V. Reconciliation to God By the Blood of Christ.... Printed for James Buckland. 1748. First Edition.
xii, 176pp, [4]. With two final leaves of advertisements. Contemporary sheep, rubbed and scuffed, with some loss to spine. Bookplate of the Rev. E.S. Bunting, Yelden Rectory to FEP.
Price
£ 175.00