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BLADEN, Martin. Solon: or, philosophy No Defence against love. A tragi-comedy. With the Masque of Orpheus and Euridice. Printed for R. Smith...and Sold by J. Nutt. 1705. First edition.
[6], 72pp. Without half-title. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Extremities discoloured and a trifle soiled. Recent marbled endpapers, occasional shaving to running-title, minute marginal worm-trail to final two gatherings.
Price
£ 450.00
BLOOMFIELD, Nathaniel. An Essay on War, In Blank Verse; Honington Greek, A Ballad; The Culprit, An Elegy; and other poems on various subjects. Printed for Thos. Hurst,...and Vernor and Hood...by P. Gedge, Bury. 1803. First Edition.
xxviii, [4], 96pp. With half-title and engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards. Rubbed, with some loss to spine and soiling to boards. Weak sewing. From the library of Anne and F.G. Renier, with their bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
BLOOMFIELD, Robert. Rural Tales, Ballads, and Songs. Printed for Vernor and Hood...by T. Bensley. 1802. First Edition.
xi, [3], 105pp, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Victorian mauve calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, joints, browning to spine. Bookplates of Charles James Fox Bunbury, William Carr, and the Nowell-Smiths to front endpapers. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Henry William Bunbury, 1802, From the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
BOETHIUS. Anicii Manlii Torquati Severini Boethii de consolatione philosophiae libri V. Cum praefatione P. Bertii. Apud Ioannem Blaeu. 1649.
[64], 174pp, [2]. Contemporary vellum. Discoloured and a trifle marked. Title-page lightly dust-soiled, else internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
BONNYCASTLE, John. An introduction to mensuration and practical geometry: with notes, containing the reason of every rule. Printed for J. Johnson. 1802. Seventh edition, corrected and improved.
xii, 276pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, cracking to spine and joints. Ownership inscription of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FFEP, first four gathering's slightly protruding from text-block, occasional ink-spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
BOROUGH, John. The soveraignty of the british seas. Proved By Records, History and the Municipal Lawes of this Kingdome. Written in the yeare 1633. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1651. First edition.
[10], 165pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked to style, with contemporary black morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbing and marking to boards, author name in manuscript to fore-edge Recent endpapers, worming to title-page text, ink ownership inscription to head.
Price
£ 750.00
BOSSUET, Jacques-Benigne. An Universal History, from the Creation of the World, to the Empire of Charlemagne. Printed for T. Evans. 1778. New edition.
vi, [1], 8-10, 518pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
BOUILLY, J[ean] N[icolas]. Conseils a ma Fille. Chez Rosa, Librarie, au Cabinet Litteraire. 1817. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. [6], xii, 354; [6], 354pp. With an engraved title-page to each volume, and a further 19 engraved plates. Contemporary straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, booksellers ticket of Bossange & Masson to FEP of Vol. I, occasional short tears and chipping to margins, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
BOURNE, Vincent. Miscellaneous poems: consisting of originals and translations. Printed for W. Ginger...And sold by J. Dodsley...and W. Johnson. 1772.
xvi, 352pp. Parallel English and Latin text. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in contemporary marbled calf, later rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, wear to corners. Short marginal tear to C2, slightest of browning, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 125.00
BOWLES, Caroline. The birth-day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses. William Blackwood and Thomas Cadell. 1836. First edition.
[6], ii, 288pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title. Heavily sunned at spine and top edge, head and foot of spine rubbed with slight loss, somewhat soiled. With ink inscription to recto of dedication reading 'With best regards to Charlotte Hamilton from Marianne Tallot(?)', otherwise internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
BOWLES, John. Remarks on modern female manners, as distinguished by indifference to character, and indecency of dress... Printed for F. and C. Rivington. 1802.
18pp. [Bound after:] BOWLES, John. Thoughts on the late general election. As demonstrative of the progress of Jacobinism. London. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, 1802. [4], 97pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] [BOWLES, John]. A letter, addressed to the Hon. Charles James Fox, in consequence of his speech in the house of commons, on the character of the late most noble Francis Duke of Bedford... [London]. Printed for F. and C. Rivington, [1802]. Fourth edition. 57pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary limp sheep, lettered in gilt. Without spine, boards held in place by binding stubs only, heavily rubbed. Margins of final bound work closely trimmed, occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 200.00
BOWLES, Rev. W. Lisle. The Picture; Verses Written in London. May 1803, Suggested by A Magnificent Landscape of Rubens, in possession of Sir George Beaumont. Printed by W. Bulmer. 1803. First Edition.
20pp. Later paper boards, rubbed and faded. Some creasing, neat repair to half-title, loss to gutter margin of final leaf. John Sparrow's copy, with his book label to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
BOWLES, Reverend W.L.. Sonnets, and Other Poems...to which is added, Hope, an allegorical sketch on recovering slowly from sickness.. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies.... 1800. Seventh Edition.
xi, [1], 180pp. With half-title, frontispiece and three further engraved plates. [Bound uniformly with} Poems, Vol II. London, Printed for T. Cadell...., 1801. First Edition. [8], 165pp, [1]. With four engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering and volume number pieces, gilt with greek key roll to boards. A trifle rubbed. Contemporary ink inscriptions of Sarah Bonynge to head of each title, further inscription of Barbara Fanshawe to each FFEP.
Price
£ 200.00
BOWLES, William Lisle. Lessons in Criticism to william roscoe...in answer to his letter to the reverend W. L. Bowles on the character and poetry of pope... Hurst, Robinson, and Co.. 1826. First edition.
viii, xiv, [2], 175pp, [1]. Recent calf-backed plain paper boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Title-page browned, occasional creasing, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 250.00
BOYCE, Gilbert. A Serious Reply to the Rev. Mr John Wesley in Particular, and to the People Called Methodists. In General; in Much Love and Christian Friendship Recommended to his and Their Very Serious Consideration. Printed By C. Prestom. 1770. First Edition.
[2],ix,[1],188pp. Contemporary half calf over blue marbled papers (in the style typically manufactured by the ladies of Fulnek). Rubbed, with some spliting to spine, chipping to head and foot, and loss to top layer of paper. Contemporary ink inscription of William Daniels to FEP, lacks RFEP.
Price
£ 400.00