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[SKENE, Alexander]. Memorialls For the Government of the Royall-Burghs in Scotland. With some Overtures laid before the Nobility and Gentry of the several Shyres in this Kingdom. As also, A Survey of the City of Aberdeen, with the Epigrams of Arthur Johnstoun Doctor of Medicin, upon some of our chief Burghs translated into English by I. B.. Printed for John Forbes. 1685. First edition.
288pp. 'A succinct survey of the famous city of Aberdeen', has separate dated title page on leaf N4r. Contemporary calf, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed, substantial loss and splitting to spine. Damp-staining to top half of title and all preliminary leaves, pen trials to final page of the 'Epistle to the Reader' (p.10), the contents (p.16), blank page preceding second title, bottom margin of p.280, and to text on p.288, near contemporary ink inscription to recto of FFEP, 'Aberdeen Surveyor Mr. Jn. Taylor's Booke 1697' with initial's 'JT' stamped to centre of upper and lower boards.
Price
£ 350.00
[SMEDLEY, Edward]. Erin. A Geographical and Descriptive Poem. Part I-[II]. Printed by Hamblin and Seyfang....for the Author; And sold by W. Ginger. 1810. First Edition.
[8], 16, 63pp, [25]. With folding hand-coloured map of Ireland as frontispiece, vignette engraving to title. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, neatly rebacked with new paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, marking to boards, some marginal worming at end. Ink inscription of Ralph Baukes to FEP.
Price
£ 275.00
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. John Murray. 1833. Eighteenth edition.
[iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith'
Price
£ 250.00
[SOCIETY IN SCOTLAND FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE]. An account of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, from its commencement, in 1709. In which is included, The present state of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with regard to Religion. Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochrane. 1774. First edition.
[2], 70pp, [2]. With an engraved title-page. Recent plain paper wraps printed paper lettering piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title a trifle soiled and chipped, lightly foxed.
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£ 500.00
[SOCIETY OF FRIENDS]. Five pamphlets In this Volume, viz. 1. Two discourses and a Prayer, delivered at the Quakers' Yearly-Meeting in Bristol 1767, and taken down in Characters by a member of the Church of England 2. The Prayer of Agur illustrated, in a Funeral-discourse at Bristol; and a Sermon preached at French-Hay; taken down by the same hand. 3. A Sermon preached at Leeds, and taken down in Short-hand by James Blakes junior. To which are added, some of the last Sayings of Samuel Fothergill 4. An Epistle from Samuel Fothergill, Jonathan Raine, &c. the Friends who visited the Quarterly and Monthly-meetings of Ireland in 1762. 5. Poems inscribed to the Memory of Abraham Richard Hawkesworth, late Treasurer of the Bristol Infirmary, an one of the people called Quakers. Sold by Robert Jackson, [n.d., c.1775].
[2], 40, 36, 35, [1], 16, 23pp, [1]. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. Bookplate of Deborah Birkbeck, Settle to FEP, with her ink ownership inscription to head of title-page, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 125.00
[SONNETS]. Vestendo l'abito religioso fra l'esemplarissime eremitane di s. francesco di paola del porto di fermo La Saggia, e Generosa Donzella, Signora barbara maggiori fermana. Sonetto: Il Pellegrin, che cerca estraneo lido... Dom. Ant. Bolis. 1767.
Single leaf broadside. [Together with:] Vestendo l'abito religioso fra l'esemplarissime eremitane di s. francesco di paola del porto di fermo La Saggia, e Generosa Donzella, Signora barbara maggiori fermana. Sonetto: Il Pellegrin, che cerca estraneo lido... Fermo. Dom. Ant. Bolis, 1767. Single leaf broadside. Dimensions 330 x 430mm. Lightly creased, some marginal damp-staining/chipping.
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£ 200.00
[SOULIGNE, de]. Political mischiefs of popery: or, Arguments Demonstrating, I. That the Romish Religion Ruines all those Countries where 'tis Establish'd. II. That is occasions the loss of above too Millions of Livres or 16 Millions Sterling, per An. to France in particular. III. That if Popery were Abolished in France, that Kingdom would become incomparably more Rich and Populous...IV. That it is impossible that France should ever be Re-Established, whilst Popery is their National Religion. Sold by J. Harris. 1698. First English edition.
[12], 148pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, small chip to foot of spine, a little cracking to joints. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, neat ink-stamp of Ickwell-Bury Library to FFEP.
Price
£ 450.00
[SOUTH SEA BUBBLE]. The south sea bubble, and the Numerous Fraudulent Projects to which it gave rise in 1720, historically detailed as a beacon to the unwary against modern schemes (enumerated in an appendix) equally visionary and nefarious. For Thomas Boys. 1825. Second edition, with additions.
180pp. With engraved frontispiece and extra-engraved title, both depicting contemporary images relating to the Bubble. Uncut, in original publisher's attractive printed boards. Rubbed and a trifle marked, with loss to head of spine. FFEP torn away. Armorial bookplate of James Whatman to FEP.
Price
£ 950.00
[SPARKE, Michael]. Truth brought to light: or, the history of the First 14 years of King James I. In Four Parts. I. The Happy State of England...II. The Divorce Betwixt the Lady Frances Howard and Robert Earl of Essex...III. A Declaration of His Majesty's Revenue...IV. The Commissions and Warrants for the burning of two Hereticks... Printed for Richard Baldwin. 1692. Second edition.
[16], 94pp; [2], 136pp; [2], 83pp, [1]; [2], 16, 19-21, 18-19pp, [11]. In four parts, each with a separate dated title-page and pagination. With an additional engraved title and one engraved plate. Contemporary calf. Heavy rubbing to extremities with extensive surface loss, joints cracked. Hinges cracked, foxed throughout. This present copy, although it bears little internal evidence, emanates from the staunchly Catholic Salvin family, of Croxdale Hall. Ink initials and numerals to the title suggest that this copy belonged to Jarvis Salvin.
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£ 150.00
[SPARVENFELD, Johan Gabriel]. Catalogus centuriae librorum rarissimorum manuscript. & partim impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum &c. Quo anno MDCCV Bibliothecam Publicam Academiae Upsalensis auxit & exornavit. Typis Joh. Henry. Werneri S:ae R:ae M:tis & Acad. Upsal. Typographi. 1706. First edition.
[6], 74pp. With text in mixed Latin and Arabic type. Uncut and largely unopened, in later paper wrappers. Ink inscription to head of upper wrapper.
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£ 350.00
[SPIRITUAL RAILWAY]. J. Adams' spiritual railway, while travelling in the cars on the continent of Europe. [s.n.]. c.1850.
Single leaf broadside. Light diagonal creasing, a trifle browned.
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£ 125.00
[SQUIRE, Samuel]. Remarks upon Mr. Carte's Specimen of his General history of england: very proper to be read by all such as are Contributors to that great Work. In a Letter to a Friend. Printed for J. Robinson. 1748. First edition.
viii, [1], 10-62pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Recent red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed, library shelf-mark in correction fluid to spine. Recent bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, with their ink inscription and annotations to title-page, occasional embossed stamps, recent armorial bookplate of Frederici Shum to FFEP, light marginal damp-staining, closed tear to text of H3 - without loss, paper repair to head of same, small holes to advertisement leaf, lightly foxed.
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£ 100.00
[STEAMSHIPS], [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report on steam-vessel accidents. [s.n.]. [1839]. First edition.
vi, 40, 196pp, [2]. With eight engraved plates (one of which folding). [Bound after:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report from the select committee on british shipping; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix and index. [London]. [s.n.], [1844]. iv, 274pp. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report from select committee on merchant seamen's fund; with the minutes of evidence, appendix, and index. [London]. [s.n.], [1840]. xii, 116pp. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Report from the select committee on merchant seamen's fund; together with the minutes of evidence, appendix and index. [London]. [s.n.], [1844]. xii, 187pp, [1]. [And:] [HOUSE OF COMMONS]. Shipping dues. Return to an Order of the Honourable The House of Commons, dated 10 February 1845;- for, a return "of the several Dues and Charges of every kind levied on Shipping at each Port, Harbour, or Creek in the United Kingdom... [London]. [s.n.], [1845]. 124pp, [2]. Quarto. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. Bookplates and ink shelf-marks of Bath Reference Library to endpapers, embossed stamp of same to first title-page, very occasional light spotting/marking.
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£ 350.00
[STEWART, Charles Edward]. The Arguments (In Verse) of the Foxiad; An Historical Poem, In Ten Books, With Notes, and a Dedication to the Eulogist of Bonaparte. Printed by W. Stratford...Sold by Bickerstaff.... 1803. First London Edition.
30pp. Later paper wraps. Chipped to extremities, some foxing to title. Marginal loss to C3.
Price
£ 75.00
[STUART, Charles Edward]. The history of prince charles edward stuart, commonly called the pretender. Printed for the Booksellers. c.1850. First edtion.
24pp. With a woodcut portrait of the Prince to title-page. Number 120 in a series. Unbound. Slight chipping to leaf margins, lightly dust-soiled.
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£ 75.00