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AIKIN, John. BARBAULD, Anna Laetitia. Miscellaneous pieces, in prose... Printed for J. Johnson. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 266pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Attractively bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Extremities a rifle rubbed. Very light marking to title, marginal ink-spotting to p.85. From the library of Sir John Gladstone, with 'Fasque' bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 125.00
AIKIN, J[ohn]. Letters from a father to his son, on various topics, relative to literature and the conduct of life. Written in the years 1792 and 1793. Printed for J. Johnson. 1796. Third edition.
xii, 348pp. [Bound uniformly with:] AIKIN, J[ohn]. Letters from a father to his son...Written in the years 1792 and 1793. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1800. viii, 341pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. 8vo. Two volumes. Attractively bound in contemporary marbled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints, spines a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of Sir John Gladstone, with 'Fasque' bookplate to both FEPs.
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£ 150.00
AITON, William. A History of the rencounter at Drumclog, and Battle at Bothwell Bridge, in the month of June, 1679, With an account of what is correct, and what is fictitious in the "Tales of my Landlord," respecting these engagements, and reflections on political subjects. Printed by W. M. Borthwick and Co.. 1821. First edition.
[2], 131pp, [2]. With half-title and an engraved folding frontispiece depicting the field of battle. Disbound, leaves uncut. Ink stain to edge of quires, creasing to leaves throughout, short tear to gutter margin of final leaf repaired with clear tape, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 100.00
AKENSIDE, Mark. The poems of Mark Akenside, M.D.. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols. 1772. First edition.
xii, 402pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate of E. H. Greenly to FEP.
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£ 150.00
ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco . Nuovo dizionario portatile, italiano-francese, compendiato da quello d'alberti... Presso Bossange, Masson e Besson, Librai. 1797.
[4], xxiii, [1], 495pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound with:] ALBERTI DI VILLANUOVA, Francesco. Nouveau dictionnaire de poche, francois-italien, abrege de celui d'alberti... A Paris. Chez Bossange, Masson et Besson, 1797. 11, [1], xxiii, [1], 432pp. With half-title. 12mo. Contemporary sheep, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Heavily worn. Hinges exposed, loss to half-title, loss to corners of b3 and I1 - touching text in both instances with some loss of sense, light damp-staining to first half of text-block, leaves toned, occasional spotting and marginal chipping.
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£ 150.00
ALISON, Archibald. Essays on the nature and principles of taste. Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne, J. Moore &c.. 1790. First Irish edtion.
viii, [3], 384pp. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with earlier contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight soiling to title, marginal browning throughout.
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£ 150.00
ALISON, Archibald. The life of John Duke of Marlborough with some account of his contemporaries and of the war of the succession. William Blackwood and Sons. 1852. Second edition.
In two volumes.xx, 450, 24; xiv, 476pp. With publisher's catalogue to rear of volume I, and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's brown cloth, gilt. Light rubbing, spines sunned, corners bumped. Sporadic foxing, occasional slight loss to margins, short marginal tears to P5 and P6 of volume I - just touching text but with no loss of sense. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'From the author'.
Price
£ 250.00
ALLBUT, J.. Elements of useful knowledge. Printed for the Author by T. Allbut, 1803-1805.
Four parts of ten only, numbered VI, VII, IX, and X respectively. Part VI, from the fourth edition, dated 1803. The three remaining parts are dated 1805, being the seventh edition. With an engraved frontispiece to each part. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed, creased, and a trifle marked, with some slight chipping. Offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
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£ 200.00
ALLEN, Joseph. Memoir of the life and services of admiral sir william hargood... Printed for Private Circulation Only, by Henry S. Richardson. 1841. First edition.
xii, [2], 296pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, and two engraved plates. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Slight loss to head of sunned spine, a trifle marked. Armorial bookplate of Sir G. E. Hamond to FEP, alongside the ownership inscription: 'Vice Admiral / Sir Graham E. Hamond', very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 600.00
ALLESTREE, Richard. The causes of the Decay of Christian Piety. Or an impartial survey Of the Ruines of christian religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice. Written by the Author of the whole duty of man. Printed by R. Norton for T. Garthwait. 1667. First edition.
[20], 452pp. With initial imprimatur leaf, title-page vignette engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar and two engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary panelled red morocco, gilt, spine richly so. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, with slight loss to corners and small worm-hole to lower joint at head of spine. Closed tear without loss to R5. Later armorial bookplate to FEP. With two examples of early female ownership; an inked gift inscription reading 'Christiana Isabella Harvey her booke. Given by the Reverend Dr. Nicholas Novemb. 7. 1686' and further inscription of 'Isabella L'Estrange', both two blank fly-leaves.
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£ 950.00
ALLIBOND, John. Rustica academiae oxoniensis Nuper Reformatae descriptio, In Visitatione Fanatica Octobris sexto, &c. Anno Domini 1648 cum Comitiis ibidem Anno sequente: Et aliis notatu non Indignis. Impensis G. Redmayne. [1700?]. Third edition.
19pp, [1]. Stitched into original marbled paper wrappers. A trifle dog-earred, with some loss to spine, tearing/creasing to extremities, but nevertheless a remarkable survival in unsophisticated condition
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£ 950.00
ANACREAON. MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into english verse with notes. In two volumes. Printed for J. Carpenter. 1806. Sixth edition.
[iii]-xv, [1], [5]-163, [1]; 146pp. With engraved portrait frontispieces of both Moore and Anacreon. Without half-title to first volume. Beautifully bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt. Blue silk endpapers, A.E.G. and gauffered. Slightly warped, a little marking, slight damp-staining to fly-leaves of Vol I, else a fine set.
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£ 250.00
ANACREON. Le odi di anacreonte tradotte in versi italiani da eritisco pilenejo. [Bodoni]. [1793].
[2], viii, 100pp. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, damp-staining to head of first gathering, else internally clean and crisp
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£ 200.00
ANACREON. The odes of anacreon, translated from the greek into english verse, with notes. Printed by John Beart, for B. Crosby and Co. London. 1804. Second edition.
27, [1], 144pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary olive green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of Ed Grabhorn to FEP, offsetting to title-page, slight damp-staining to rear blank fly-leaf and RFEP.
Price
£ 75.00
ANCELL, S[amuel]. A circumstantial journal Of the long and tedious blockade and siege of gibraltar, from the twelfth of september, 1779...to the third day of february, 1783, containing An Authentic Account of the most Remarkable Transactions, in which the Enemy's Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are particularly described. Printed by Charles Wosencraft. 1784.
290pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Contemporary sheep, later rebacked and recornered, with contemporary red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Hinges exposed, slightest of loss to bottom corner of Mm, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 450.00