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[SEVEN YEARS' WAR]. Parallele de la conduite du roi avec celle du roi d'Angleterre, electeur d'Hanovre, relativement aux affaires de l'Empire, & nommement a la rupture de la capitulation de Closter-Seven par les Hanovriens. Chez Marc Michel Rey. 1758. First edition.
[6], 192pp. Nineteenth-century half-calf, plain brown paper boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, library shelf-marks in correction fluid to spine. Bookplate and ink shelf-marks of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, ink numeral to verso of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[SHAKESPEARE, Willam]. A collection of 17 separately published Tonson editions of Shakespeare's plays, and seven others.
I. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The tragedy of locrine, the eldest son of king brutus. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 59pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Marginal damp-staining throughout. II. Antony and cleopatra. A tragedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 95pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. III. The Life and Death of king lear. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 91pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. IV. Pericles, prince of tyre. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 67pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. V. Othello, the moor of venice. A tragedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 96pp. With an engraved frontispiece. VI. DRYDEN, [John], LEE, [Nathaniel]. Oedipus: a tragedy... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. VII. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The history of Sir John Oldcastle, the good lord cobham. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Lightly damp-stained. VIII. Love's labour's lost. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Slight marginal loss to C11-12. IX. As you Like it. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. X. A Midsummer-Nights dream. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XI. CIBBER, C. Love makes a man: or, the Fop's Fortune. A comedy. London. Printed for the Booksellers in Town and Country, 1739. [4], 98-167pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Occasional slight shaving to running-title. XII. THEOBALD, [Lewis]. The Fatal Secret. A tragedy... London. Printed for J. Watts, 1735. [12], 57pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIII. The two gentlemen of verona. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 71pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIV. The Merry Wives of windsor. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 70pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XV. [DRYDEN, John]. The Spanish Fryar: or the Double Discovery... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. [10], 16-94pp, [2]. Without two preliminary leaves. With an engraved frontispiece. XVI. The merchant of venice. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XVII. Twelfth-night: or, what you will. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 70pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XVIII. Measure for measure. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. XIX. The winter's tale. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XX. Much ado about nothing. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 72pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XXI. [SHAKESPEARE, William - Misattributions]. The puritan: or the widow of watling-street. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XXII. All's well that ends well. A comedy. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 82pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. XXIII. The comedy of errors. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 60pp. With an engraved frontispiece. XIV. The taming of the shrew. London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1734. 84pp. Without engraved frontispiece. 12mo. Bound in four volumes numbered in gilt from 2-5. Later calf-backed contemporary marbled paper boards. Extremities heavily rubbed. Later plain endpapers, contemporary manuscript contents to front blank fly-leaf of each volume.
Price
£ 2,500.00
[SHERER, Moyle]. Recollections of the Peninsula. H. C. Carye & I. Lea. 1824. First American edition.
[4], 260pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss, upper joint starting. Ink annotation to recto of FFEP, foxed throughout, included is a previous owner's coloured sketch depicting a battle scene, as well as a trimmed engraved plate from another work illustrating Guarda, and an engraved portrait of Count d'Erlon, taken from a French publisher's catalogue, tipped-in.
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£ 125.00
[SHERIDAN, Richard Brinsley]. The last night. New theatre, wickham-market. By the phoenix company of comedians, On Tuesday Evening, December 17th, 1799, Will be presented, A New Tragic Play, (written by R. B. Sheridan, Esq.) call'd, Pizarro...To which will be added, An Admired Entertainment, call'd The Spoil'd Child... Printed by R. Loder. [1799].
Single leaf broadside. Unevenly trimmed, shaving, with loss of a single character to left-hand margin and headline, vertical crease and central horizontal crease, slight chipping to head, several small holes to text with old glassine tape repairs to verso.
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£ 250.00
[SHERLOCK, Thomas]. A letter from the lord bishop of london, to the Clergy and People of London and Westminster; On Occasion of the late earthquakes. Printed by Vertue and Goadby. 1750.
16pp. [Bound with:] TORRIANO, Nathanael. In compendium occidere. Misericordiae genus est. A sermon, Preached at the two adjoining Parishes of Hooe and Ningfield in Sussex...Being the Day appointed by Proclamation as a Day of Solemn Humiliation, Fasting, and Public Thanksgiving to Almighty God: On Account of The various earthquakes, and other amazing Phaenomena that happened in Lisbon... Printed by W. Lee at Lewes in Sussex. [c.1756]. Second edition.viii, 40pp. Slight loss to gutter margin at head of C. ESTC locates copies at only two locations in the British Isles (BL and Oxford), and none elsewhere. [And:] ROMAINE, William. An Alarm to a careless World. A discourse Occasioned by the late earthquakes... London. Printed for J. Worrall, 1755. [2], 3-30, [2], 24pp. With a 28pp sermon following the title-page and preceding the work proper (being without a title-page of its own), identified in manuscript to head of first leaf of text with 'This is Mr. Pickering's sermon'. Short tear, touching text, to A2 of unidentified work. Manuscript notation to head of first text leaf of identified work. [And:] ALLEN, John. The Nature and Danger of despising repeated Reproofs, considered; in a sermon preached...On Occasion of the two late earthquakes. London. Printed for J. Noon, and R. Hett, 1750. [4], 27pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] ROGERS, John. A sermon Occasioned by the death of the Revd. Mr. William Bentley... London. Printed and Sold by G. Keith, 1751. Second edition. 59pp, [1]. Loss to gutter margin of final leaf, with loss of text and sense. [And:] NEALE, James. Published by Request. The funeral sermon of John Sarney, Husbandman... London. Printed for the Author, and Sold by J. Fuller, [1760]. 31pp, [1]. ESTC locates copies at three locations in the British Isles (BL, Dr. Williams', and Lambeth Palace), and none elsewhere. [And:] PITTS, Joseph. Submission with Praise to God, on the Death of Hopeful Children. A Sermon Preached...By Joseph Pitts, On Occasion of the Death of his only Son... London. Printed for J. Buckland, 1749. [2], vi, [1], 33pp, [5]. With half-title. [And:] [An unidentified, defective work]. 3-32pp. Without title-page. Final leaf heavily dust-soiled. [And:] BRADBURY, Thomas. Jesus christ the Only Mediator between god and Man; In opposition to deism, (which owns no Mediator;) And popery, (which has brought in an Hundred.) London. Printed for J. Oswald...J. Buckland. 1747. [2], 22pp. Shaving to top-edge with loss to first two words of title, running-title, and pagination numerals. [And:] [An unidentified, defective work]. 3-8, 11-56pp. Without title-page and leaf A4 (p.9-10). [And:] FORD, William. A sermon Preached...At the Ordination of Mr. william ford... London. Printed for J. Buckland...,1758. 84pp. Slight shaving to bottom-edge of final gathering with some loss of text and sense. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, surface loss, cracking to spine, soiling to top-edge, corners bumped. Without front and rear free endpapers, light damp-staining and browning throughout, occasional spotting and dust-soiling.
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£ 375.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A Narrative of the Loss of the Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, in The Bay of Biscay, on the 1st March, 1825. In a Letter to a Friend. By A Passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1825. Third Edition.
[iiii-v], vi, [7]-113pp, [7]. Contermporary tan calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, by B.Hunt of Birmingham. Very slight rubbing, else a fine copy. John Drinkwater's copy, with his armorial bookplate and tipped in signature to FEP, and the signature of his wife Ellen to title page. Later bookplate of David Reginald Hay-Neave, colonial civil servant, also to FEP.
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£ 325.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A narrative of the loss of the kent east indiaman, by fire, in the bay of biscay, on the 1st march, 1825. In a letter to a friend. By a passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1826. Fourth edition.
vi, [7]-114pp, [6]. With half-title and three terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed and marked, slightest of chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint splitting. Ink inscription to FEP; 'Stowe / Congregational Library / one week allowed for / reading', initial gathering working loose of text-block, tears to text of p.9-10 and p.11-12 without loss, slight damp-staining to terminal advertisement leaves.
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£ 150.00
[SHIPWRECK]. Account of the wreck of the Rothsay castle steam packet, in the Menai Strait, on Wednesday, August 17, 1831. [Narrative series. No. 832]. Printed for the Religious Tract Society; and sold...by J. Nisbet. [1831]. First edition.
8pp. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, overall a fine copy.
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£ 75.00
[SIDDONS, Mrs.]. The last night but two of Mrs. Siddons's acting. For the Benefit of Mr. Glassington, Prompter. Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, Thus present Friday, June 26. 1812 willbe acted Shakspeare's Play of Measure for Measure... [s.n.]. [1812].
Single leaf broadside, printed on one side only. Very slight chipping to margins, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 250.00
[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.
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£ 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.
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£ 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'
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£ 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
[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.
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£ 450.00
[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.
Price
£ 150.00