English Books - 1701-1800

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
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
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
RIDER, William. Rider's almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLXXVI. Being bissextile, or leap year: The Sixteenth of the Reign of His present Majesty, george the Third: The Twenty-fifth of the New Style used in Great Britain. And, The First Year of almanacks being restored to Freedom from Tyranny and Dulness. Compiled by the Rev. Mr. Rider, Sur Master of St. Paul's School. Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and G. Robinson, at Number 25, in Pater-noster-Row. [1775].
[18]ff. Interleaved with blanks (not included in the collation). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. [Bound with:] A companion to the reverend mr. rider's almanack, for mdcclxxvi. Containing A Variety of useful Particulars. Together with a cash-book, on a new plan; More Concise than any yet Published. London. Printed for T. Carnan...., [s.d.]. [17]ff (of 18?). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. With the calendar printed entirely in red ink. Some shaving, with loss, to final lines of the last leaf. 18mo?. Contemporary blind-ruled limp calf wallet-binding, with remains of pink-ribbon tie to flap, marbled pastedown, with pockets at each end.
Price
£ 1,250.00
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
SHERIDAN, Charles Francis.. A History of the Late Revolution in Sweden: Containing An Account of the Transactions of the Three Last Diets of That Country; Preceded By a Short Abstract of the Swedish History, So Far as Was Necessary to Lay Open the True Caufes of That Remarkable Eve. Printed By M.Mills. 1778. First Dublin edition.
[4], 443pp. Contemporary sheep with contrasting morocco lettering piece, gilt. Worn with some splitting to spine, occasional staining to text.
Price
£ 100.00
SOTHEBY, William. The Georgics of Virgil Translated. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First Edition.
[iii]-viii, [2], 229pp, [1]. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and a little chipped to spine, cracking to joints.
Price
£ 150.00
STANHOPE, Lord Philip Dormer. Chesterfield's Letters.. Eugenia Stanhope. 1776. Seventh edition.
Four volumes. xvi, 352pp. [4], 355pp. [4], 376pp. [4], 364pp, [56]. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary polished full calf. Gilt, contrasting green morroco lettering piece. Some rubbing and marking to boards, occasional cracking to joints - else a handsome set. Very occasional pencil annotations to text.
Price
£ 150.00
THOMSON, John. Tables of Interest, At 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per Cent. From 1 to 365 Days, from 1 to 12 Months, and from 1 to 10 Years. Which, by Directions Given, Answer for All Other Rates from 1 to 10 Per Cent. Also, Tables Shewing the Exchange on Bills... Printed for William Creech. 1775. Second edition.
[8], 400pp. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red-morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, with occasional browning to text. Signed by the author to verso of title, below a printed statement: 'No copy of this book is warranted genuine, or correct, but what is signed by the author's own hand, as under'.
Price
£ 150.00
WALLACE, Robert. Characteristics of the Present Political State of Great Britain. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First Edition.
[4], 256pp. With half-title (misbound after unsigned B1). A crisp and handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing, small crack to head of spine at lower joint, else fine. With armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus to FEP, light marginal marking to preliminaries.
Price
£ 250.00