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YOUNG, John. The duty of relieving the indigent and distressed. A sermon, preached at edinburgh, may 2. 1795. Printed by George Caw, for the author. 1795. First edition.
[2], 32pp. With half title. Recent marbled paper wrappers, new endpapers. Original stab holes visible, with related marginal tear to half-title. Some browning and marking, especially to half-title.
Price
£ 300.00
YOUNG, William. The spirit of athens, being a political and philosophical investigation of the history of that republic. Printed for J. Robson. 1777. First edition.
x, [1], 296pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, some surface loss to lower board, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP, ownership inscription of 'Tho. Cook' to same, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Ad amicum suum J. Royds D.D. / W. Young', final two characters of 'Young' shaved.
Price
£ 1,250.00
YOUNGE, Charlotte M.. The Trial: More Links of the Daisy Chain. Macmillan and Co.. 1868. 4th Edition.
xi, 439pp, 61. with advertisment leaves at end. Illustrated frontisepiece and three black and white illustrations. Ink inscription to F.F.E.P. Original publishers cloth spine over boards with gilt titling. Some rubbing to extremities. Clean internally, partially unopened, one gathering slightly protruding at foot and another at head, both remain strongly attached.
Price
£ 50.00
ZORN, Peter. Petri Zornii Bibliotheca antiquaria et exegetica in universam scripturam s. Vet. et novi testamenti: Omnium adhue locupletissima, nec in lucem hac ratione edita, nec visa unquam. Doctissimi rarissimique ex hispanis, italis, gallis, anglis, belgis, germanis &c. antiquarii, Quatenus Theologorum usui & Sacri Codicis Lectioni inserviunt, optima side recensentur, emendantur & variis Auctoris observationibus adaugentur. Apud Christoph. Gottl. Nicolai., 1724-25. First edition.
Volume I (12 parts), all published. [38], 288, [7], 290-576, [9], 578-864, [7], 866-1152pp, [56]. With an engraved frontispiece, a single engraved plate, and 13 tipped-in engraved folding plates. Titl in red and black. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured and dust-soiled. Leaves lightly toned, very occasional near contemporary ink annotations, spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[ACTS - K. William III]. Anno Regni Gulielmi III. Regis Angliae, Scotiae, Franciae & Hiberniae...[An Act for the better Security of His Majesties Royal Person and Government]. Printed By Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the Kings most Excellent Majesty. 1696.
[2], 551-566pp, [2]. With terminal blank. Uncut and stitched as issued, housed within buckram-backed marbled folding folio, title label to upper board. Some marginal creasing and marking.
Price
£ 300.00
[AGRICULTURE]. Pursuits of agriculture; a satirical poem, in three cantos. With notes. Printed for John Joseph Stockdale. 1808. First edition.
Three volumes in one, with continuous pagination. 249, [2], 8pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Uncut in recent tan cloth-backed plain paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional light marginal dust-soiling.
Price
£ 150.00
[ALEXANDER, William]. Fruits of piety, exhibited in a collection of narratives respecting Children and Young Persons. Printed & Sold by Alexander & Son, 1824-1833. First edition.
In three volumes.vii, [2], 10-252; 254; vii, [2], 14-304pp. Vols. I and II bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt; Vol. III in original publisher's printed tan paper boards. Light rubbing to extremities, contemporary and later ownership inscription to FFEPs, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 350.00
[ALLIX, Pierre]. Reflexions Upon the books of the holy scripture To Establish the truth of the Christian Religion. Printed for Richard Chiswell. 1688. First edition in English.
Two volumes bound as one. [20], 260; [16], 323pp, [1]. Contemporary calf. Extremities worn and marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Front pastedown sprung, small marginal worm-trail to upper-corner of Vol. I, contemporary ownership inscription to to verso of FFEP; 'Tho: Sandys bought of Mr. Wilkin' (now illegible price paid noted above), with deleted ownership inscription (dated 1695) beneath, later ink inscriptions to front blank fly-leaf, leaves Q8 of Vol. I and I8 and O8 of Vol. II detached (the latter two pinned in place), very small hole to text of K4 of Vol. II - without loss of sense, tear to gutter margin of P1 - touching text with slight loss of sense, occasional spotting and light dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
[ALMANACK]. The British Almanack, and universal Scots register, for 1807, being the third after bissextile, or leap year. Containing An Improved Kalendar, and many new lists. Printed by Alex. Chapman & Co.. 1807. First edition.
321pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt ruling, devices and lettering, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed with slight surface soiling. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[ALMANACK]. The general Almanack of Scotland, and British register, for 1811, being the third after leap year. Containing a correct kalendar, accurate lists of the fairs, fiars, roads, &c. of Scotland; and an abstract of the assessed taxes, stamp duties, &c....and the British army and navy. Printed by and for David Ramsay and Son et al.. 1811. First edition.
324pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed with slight surface soiling. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of light foxing.
Price
£ 75.00
[ALMANAC]. Calendrier de la cour pour l'Annee 1825...Imprime pour la famille royale et maison de sa majeste. Chez Le Doux-Herissant. [1825].
218pp. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Very slightly rubbed, light marking. Later armorial bookplate to FEP, recent bookplate of Camille Aboussouan to recto of FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[AMATORY POETRY]. Amatory poetry; or, the effusions of love: consisting of a new and elegant collection of the most choice and esteemed pieces of sentiment and humour. Printed for E. Barrett. 1824.
xii, 244pp. With engraved frontispiece ('The bower of bliss'). Uncut in original pink printed paper-covered boards. Worn, with extremities, paper covering to spine largely lost/marked.
Price
£ 300.00
[AMHURST, Nicholas]. Observations on the conduct of Great-Britain, with Regard to the Negociations and other Transactions Abroad. Printed: And Sold by J. Roberts. 1729. First edition.
61pp. p.[24-25] and [24-27] set out as four tables cataloguing 'Ships taken from his Majesty's Subjects by the Spaniards in the West-Indies, since the Hanov. Treaty, Sep. 3. 1725'. Disbound, with title detached, else a clean copy.
Price
£ 125.00
[ANON.]. A Satirical Epistle in Verse, addressed to the Poet Laureate on his Carmen Seculare, constaining strictures on modern times and characters. Printed by D.N. Shury...and sold by J. Ginger. 1801. First Edition.
xvi, 46pp. Disbound, largely untrimmed, with original stab holes to gutter margins. Light soiling to title and final leaf, ink-stamps of the Mercantile Library, PA to title and occasionally to text.
Price
£ 250.00
[ANON.]. An Epistle to a Lady. Printed and Published by William Horseman. [1808]. First Edition.
ix, [3], 40pp. With half title printed to recto and title to verso of first leaf. With a folding hand-coloured frontispiece caricature plate depicting Canning wielding a javelin over the Duke of York, half-man and half skeleton, in the arms of his mistress. Disbound. Soiling to half-title and final leaf, which also has a little tearing.
Price
£ 225.00