English Books - 1701-1800

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
URBAN, Sylvanus.. The Gentleman's Magazine January [-May] 1796. John Nichols. 1796. First edition.
446pp. Uncut and partially unopened in original calf backed paper boards, gilt dated to spine. Complete with 10 Engraved plates. Spine heavily rubbed and split, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
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
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
[ALMANACKS]. [Eight Almanacks issued for the year 1797].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack.. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 46pp, [i.e. 48pp]. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1797... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption... [1797]. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1787. 48pp. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 500.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Ten Almanacks Issued for the year 1781].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption, 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. Parker's Ephemeris, For the Year of Our Lord 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. [48pp]. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo: Or, Useful Companion... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack.... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. ESTC lists only the British Library copy. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 47pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine, cracking to upper joint, else fine. Modern ink inscription of G.A.R. Onslow to head of blank fly-leaf. Very occasional shaving.
Price
£ 500.00
[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
[DEFOE, Daniel, attrib.] . An account of some Remarkable Passages in the life of a Private Gentleman; With reflections thereon. In three parts. Relating to Trouble of Mind; some violent Temptations; and a Recovery: In order to awaken the Presumptuous, convince the Sceptick, and encourage the Despondent.... Printed by J. Downing: And are to be Sold by N. Cliff and D. Jackson. 1711. Second edition.
xxii, [2], 334pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Slightly rubbed, spine a trifle creased, morocco lettering-piece perished. Small paper label '2781' to head of spine. Browning to endpapers, occasional marking to text and some (mostly marginal) damp-staining at rear. Eighteenth-century ink inscriptions of John Dunlop to FFEP and head of title.
Price
£ 600.00
[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