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[BANKING]. Remarks of mr. webster, on the removal of the deposites and on the subject of a national bank... Printed by Gales & Seaton. 1834. First edition.
23pp, [1]. Stitched, as issued. A trifle browned and dust-soiled, chipping to edges of title-page, with recent ink shelf-mark to head, vertical crease to centre of all leaves.
Price
£ 125.00
[BARNARD, Alfred]. The maltings, great grimsby. [Excerpted from Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland]. [s.n., Joseph Causton & Sons], [s.d., c.1890s].
40pp. With reproductions of 12 line drawings and a single photographic illustration. Finely bound in publisher's full calf, gilt, with elaborate titling design from the original work featuring on the upper board, above the lettering 'The Maltings, Great Grimsby'. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 375.00
[BARNARD, R]. The Leisure Hour Improved; Or Moral Miscellanies, In Prose and Verse, Original and Selected. Printed and Sold by William Smith. 1809. First Edition.
192pp. With woodcut frontispiece, title vignette. Finely bound in contemporary half calf over marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of 'Elizabeth Lidgett, 1830' to blank-fly.
Price
£ 100.00
[BATACCHI, Domenico Luigi]. Lo zibaldone poemetto burlesco. [s.n.]. 1810.
273pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled paper boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped. Ink annotation to title-page, occasional trimming to margins, small marginal repair to lower corner of leaf B2, leaves lightly toned.
Price
£ 100.00
[BATH HARMONIC SOCIETY]. A selection of favourite catches, glees, &c. as sung at the Bath Harmonic Society, with the rules of the society, and a list of members. Printed By R. Cruttwell. 1799. Second edition.
17, [1], [v]-xii [i.e. xiv], 152pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed and soiled, some loss to spine, splitting to joints, with upper board working loose. Ink ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
[BEDFORD CHARITY]. Observations on the Bedford Charity; In a Series of letters That were signed Justus. Now first published entire, and recommended to the serious Consideration of the Mayor, Corporation, Resident-Freemen, and Inhabitants of Bedford, And of all who are disposed to espouse a truly public-spirited Cause. [s.n.]. 1761. First edition.
[8], 36pp. Uncut. Stitched as issued. Occasional light spots of foxing, overall clean and crisp, a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
[BESONGNE, Nicholas]. The present state of France. Containing a general description of that kingdom... Printed for Gilbert Cownly. 1687.
[10], 516pp, [12]. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate and ink shelf marks of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to front endpapers, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, coloured pencil annotation and spots of soiling to title, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
[BEWICK, Thomas], [BEILBY, Ralph]. A general history of quadrupeds. The figures engraved on wood by t. bewick. Printed by and for S. Hodgson, R. Beilby, & T. Bewick. 1792. Third edition.
x, 483pp, [1]. Illustrated with a plethora of wood-engravings by Thomas Bewick. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn. Nineteenth-century gift inscription to FEP, ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
[BIBLE, N.T. - Latin]. Novum testamentum Domini norsti jesu christi; Interprete Theodoro Beza. Apud Guilielmum Blaeu. 1631.
479pp, [1]. With engraved title page. Slightly later red morocco, gilt, twentieth-century reback to style. Rubbed, with loss to corners and some staining to spine. Later endpapers, title slightly marked, with small marginal chip. and just shaved to fore-edge. Contemporary (English?) ink inscription to head of title 'Liber Rolandi Whiteha[m?], 1639'.
Price
£ 250.00
[BIBLE- N.T. English]. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesties Special Command. Printed at the Clarendon Press, By Dawson, Bensley and Cooke. 1806.
[432]pp. Contemporary straight-grain navy morocco, with gilt fillet to boards and elaborate gilt in compartments to spine, each with central sunburst device. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with a little bumping to corners. Small printing flaw to B1, and some paper adhesion to G4, each causing slight loss to text but without loss of sense.
Price
£ 200.00
[BIRCH, Jonathan]. Fifty-one original fables, with morals and ethical index written by [Jonathan Birch] Embellished with Eighty-Five Original Designs by R. Cruickshank...also a translation of Plutarch's banquet of the seven sages. Printed for Hamilton, Adams, and Co. 1833. First edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, a further 51 engraved plates, and numerous illustrations within the text. Attractively bound in contemporary blue calf, five raised bands, richly gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. A trifle rubbed with some surface wear to spine. Ink inscription to verso of FFEP 'Frances M. Amphlett from her affectionate Grandpapa John Shapter July 1887.', ink annotation to title reading 'Jonathan Birch who died 1847', occasional foxing, substantial tears to leaves from p.153-161 touching text and engravings - sympathetically repaired without loss.
Price
£ 200.00
[BIRMINGHAM]. A concise history of Birmingham, containing an account of its ancient state, and the latest improvements: together with a statement of the arrival and departure of the mails, stage coaches, waggons, &c. &c. The whole forming a complete guide to the inhabitant and stranger. Printed by and for R. Jabet...and J. P. Lucas. 1808. Fourth edition.
xviii, 78pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece, and three engraved plates. Original publisher's printed paper boards, later rebacked in grey cloth. Rubbed, with some surface loss, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, ink ownership inscriptions to FEP of 'John Turner' and 'H. R. Brownwich / 1886', else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00
[BOHUN, Edmund]. The history of the desertion, or An account of all the publick affairs in England, from the beginning of September 1688. to the twelfth of February following. With an answer to a piece call’d The desertion discussed: in a letter to a country gentleman. By a person of quality.. Printed for Ric. Chiswell. 1689. First edition.
[8], 168pp. With half-title. Bound by W. H. Woods of Manchester in nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, with loss to head and foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, very slight loss to top corner of first four leaves, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
[BOLINGBROKE, Henry St. John, Viscount]. Letters on the Spirit of Patriotism: On the Idea of a Patriot King: and on the state of parties, at the Accession of King George the First. Printed for A. Millar. 1750.
vii, [1], 9-199, 300-338pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G.. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[BOLTON, Robert]. Letters to a Young Nobleman. Printed for G. and A. Ewing, and J. Exshaw. 1763. First Irish edition.
[4], 230pp, [6] ads. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece. Joints cracked, upper board held by cords. Lower corners of first four leaves with some fraying, occasional spots of foxing.
Price
£ 125.00