English Books - 1701-1800

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
WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.n.]. [C.1780].
42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched out.
Price
£ 350.00
[ANON.]. Peter and Aesop, A St. Gile's Eclogue. Printed for Murray and Highley...by Davis, Wilks, and Taylor. 1800. First Edition.
vii, [1], 38pp. With half-title. Disbound.
Price
£ 250.00
[BURTON, John]. The Parish Priest: A Poem. Printed By C. Whittingham....Sold By A. And J. Black.... 1800. First Edition.
[8], 38pp, [2]. With frontispiece and extra-engraved title, with a view of Edmondton Church. Recent paper boards, with paper lettering-piece to spine.
Price
£ 125.00
[CATECHISM]. A Protestant Catechism: Shewing the principal errors of the Church of Rome. In four parts. I. Of the Rule of Faith....II. Of the Pope's Supremacy, and the Treatment of Hereticks. III. Of Errors in the Worship of God. IV. Of the Sacraments and other Points of Doctrine and Practice. Printed by G. Perrin...Printer to the Society. [c.1784]. Seventh Edition.
24pp. Sewn into early wrappers. Marking to wrappers, with some marginal staining to text. Contemporary ink inscription of Letitia Vance to verso of upper wrap.
Price
£ 75.00
[CUNNINGHAM, Timothy]. GENTLEMAN OF THE MIDDLE TEMPLE. A new treatise on the law concerning tithes: containing All the Statutes, Adjudged Cases, Resolutions and Judgments relative thereto...Corrected and enlarged, with the addition of several Cases never before printed. Printed by His Majesty's Law Printers; For W. Griffin. 1766. Second edition.
[4], 298pp, [10]. With half-title and terminal blank. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, a little marked. Several eighteenth-century ink inscriptions of John Todd, one of which partially erased without loss of text.
Price
£ 250.00
[GEDDES, Alexander]. Bardomachia Poema Macaronico-Latinum. Typis J. Crowderianis Impressum. 1800. First Edition.
14pp, [2]. With half-title and final leaf of errata. Recent marbled paper wraps, paper title label to upper wrap. Occasional annotations identifying characters within this neo-latin poem.
Price
£ 175.00
[GOLDSMITH]. Goldsmith. An almanack for the Year of our Lord God, M.DCC.LXXX.III. Being the Third after Bissextile of leap-year. Wherein are contain'd, Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables; With a new Chronology of remarkable Events; also, The proper Days and Hours for transfering Stocks and receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays kept at the public Offices, &c.. Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1783. First edition.
48pp. Title and gathering A in red and black. Contemporary marbled paper wraps, date in manuscript, A.E.G. Extremities somewhat worn with slight loss to foot of spine. Wraps affixed to blank endpapers by tape at hinges, tape repair to tear at B10, touching text but with no loss of sense, occasional contemporary ink annotations to interleaved blanks throughout.
Price
£ 175.00
[GRUBB, Sarah]. Some Account of the Life and Religious Labours of Sarah Grubb with an Appendix Containing an Account of Ackworth School, Observations on Christian Discipline, and Extracts from Many of Her Letters. Printed for R. Jackson. 1792. First Edition.
iv, [2], 435pp, [1]. Contemporary tan sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, cracking to joints, loss to head of spine. Headband split. Nineteenth-century auction lot number pasted to spine. Inscriptions of several members of the Fryer family to endpapers, earlier bookplate removed. Printing flaw to Q2.
Price
£ 100.00
[HARDINGE, George]. The Editor, The Booksellers, and The Critic, An Eclogue. From No. XII of a Collection of Papers, Literary and Political, Entitled Chalmeriana.. [s.n.]. 1800.
27pp, [1]. Later paper wrappers, typed title label to upper wrap. Presentation copy, inscribed 'For J. Annesley Esq From the author' to head of title.
Price
£ 250.00
[HOGARTH, William]. Biographical anecdotes of William Hogarth; and a catalogue of his works chronologically arranged; with occasional remarks. Printed by and for J. Nichols. 1781. First edition.
66, 67*-68*, 67-157pp. Contemporary half-russia, gilt, marbled boards. Rubbed, with cracking to joints (though boards strongly attached), chipping to head of spine. Internally crisp but for occasional spotting. With the armorial bookplate of W. Holland Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
Price
£ 75.00
[LETTERS]. CHAMBON, Madam de. Letters and conversations Between Several young ladies on Interesting and improving Subjects. Translated from the Dutch of Madam de Cambon. Revised from the original Work and Illustrated with Copper Plates. Printed for C. Dilly. [c.1795].
iv, [2], 173pp, [3]. With engraved title and five engraved plates. Contemporary green roan-backed marbled boards. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, two small holes to spine, two quires slightly protruding from text block. A little spotting to title and plates.
Price
£ 250.00
[LETTERS]. [DOUGLAS, Francis]. Familiar letters on a variety of important and interesting subjects, From Lady Harriet Morley, and others. Printed for W. Strahan. 1773. First edition.
[7], iv-viii, 16, 560pp, [i.e. 460pp]. With 16pp subscribers' list. Contemporary calf, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some discolouration to joints. Without lettering-piece, gilt faded. Preliminaries a little browned, else internally a fine copy.
Price
£ 250.00
[MOLESWORTH, Robert]. An Account of Denmark, as it Was in the Year 1692. Printed for Tho. Longman. 1738. Fouth Edition, Carefully Revised.
[8], xxiii, [1], 432pp. Contemporary speckled tan calf, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Binding very slightly rubbed to fore-edges, short crack to upper joint at head of spine. A crisp, unpressed copy. Armorial bookplate of William Middleton, Crowfield Hall, from the land-owning family of Suffolk and South Carolina.
Price
£ 250.00