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[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The Holy Bible, containing the Old and New Testaments, translated out of the original tongues: And with the former translations diligently compared and revised, by His Majesty’s special command. Appointed to be read in churches. Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill. 1772.
[1244], 90pp. Title in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled black morocco, A.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, manuscript register of births in the Crichton family to blank front endpapers, two short tears to top margin of S2, just touching text but without loss of sense, else internally clean and crisp, overall a near fine copy.
Price
£ 375.00
[BIBLE - N.T., English]. TYNDALE, William. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ: Published in 1526 Being the First Translation from the Greek Into English, By That Eminent Scholar and Martyr, William Tyndale. Reprinted Verbatim: With a Memoir of His Life and Writings... Samuel Bagster. 1836. First Bagster Edition.
iv, 98pp, ccxv ff, [4]. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Finely bound in publisher's luxurious pebbled morocco, decorated in blind, titled in gilt. A.E.G. A near fine copy, very slightly rubbed to extremities and boards a little discoloured, small chip to corner of lower board at head. Ink presentation inscription to blank-fly 'Rev. Matthew Vicars, 1st January 1837, With the affectionate regards of his Christian Friends'.
Price
£ 650.00
[BIBLE - N.T., Greek]. [Greek Title]. Novum Jesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum. Ex Regiis Aliisque Optimis Editionibus Cum Cura Expressum. Ex Typographia & Typis Novissimis Joannis Jannoni, 1628. [Colophon Dated 1629).
[2], 3-571pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary English black morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Rust-spot to CC7, small paper flaw to MM1, each causing slight loss to text. With the ink inscription 'Isaak Chauncy, 1656/57', in red ink to colophon, further ink inscriptions 'E. Libris Elia. Mason, Const., 13s 6d, 1697' and 'W.H. Everard, Dec 21st 1823' to front endpapers and blank fly-leaves.
Price
£ 1,500.00
[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
[BICKERTON WILLIAMS, Sir J.]. Catalogue of a valuable portion of the historical and theological library of sir j. bickerton williams, knt...together with the pair of portraits of king william and queen mary, painted by sir godfrey kneller; sir thomas more, by holbein; &c. &c. Which will be sold by auction, by messrs. S. leigh sotheby & john wilkinson . [J. Davy and Sons]. [1853].
[2], 40pp. Within original untrimmed wrappers, with title to upper wrappers, stitching wanting, slightly marked to extremities, spine torn. [With:] Catalogue of the interesting collection of autograph letters, together with some historical and theological mss., formed by sir j. bickerton williams...which will be sold by auction, by messrs. s. leigh sotheby & john wilkinson...On saturday, march 5 1853. [London]. [J. Davy and Sons], ]1853]. Stitched within original untrimmed wrappers, with title to upper wrapper. Slightly marked to extremities.
Price
£ 325.00
[BINDING]. L'office de la semaine sainte, A l'usage de la maison du roy... De L'Imprimerie de Jacques Collombat. 1743. Nouvelle edition.
[16], 608pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title, and engraved sectional titles. Beautifully bound in contemporary red morocco, tooled and stamped in blind, richly gilt, A.E.G. Light rubbing to extremities, small ink spot to fore-edge. Marbled endpapers, ink stamps of the Bibliotheca Prov. Anglicae to recto of FFEP, occasional spots of foxing.
Price
£ 750.00
[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]. A collection of political tracts. By the Author of the Dissertation upon parties. Printed for T. Davies. 1775.
[4], 288 [i.e. 338]pp, [8]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss and soiling. Light browning to title. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 75.00
[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
[BOOKBINDING TRADES JOURNAL]. The bookbinding trades journal. [Co-operative Printing Society Limited], [1904-1911]. First edition.
31 issues, comprising issues 1-24 issues of Vol. I and 1-7 of Vol. II. Original publisher's printed red paper wrappers, housed in recent custom box of gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled sides and edges. Occasional slight chipping to extremities, light rubbing to box. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 750.00
[BOONE, James Shergold]. The Oxford spy; in verse. Dialogue the first [-fifth]. For Munday and Slatter. 1818.
24, [1], 6-28, 32, 32, 55, [2], 60-74pp. Without half-title and title-page for the second dialogue, and divisional title for 'Notes to Canto V'. The first, second, and third dialogues are all third editions, the fourth a second edition, and the fifth and final dialogue a first edition. Contemporary green cloth-backed paper boards, recent printed paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight rubbing, some damp staining to boards, corners bumped. Armorial bookplate of William Hutchinson to FEP, with his ownership inscription to FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[BOWEN, Abel]. The naval monument, containing official and other accounts of all the battles fought between the navies of the united states and great britain during the late war; and an account of the war with algiers...to which is annexed a naval register of the united states. Published by A. Bowen. 1816. First edition.
xvi, [2], 316pp, [2]. With tipped-in errata slip, an engraved frontispiece, and 24 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, recent contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Boards worn, bumped, and repaired. Booksellers catalogue description pasted to FEP alongside the apparent book-label 'Mr. G. Hyde de Neuville', the ink gift inscription; 'P. J. from Lady Leveson', and the ink ownership inscription; 'Arthur C. Leveson / Royal Navy', recent free-endpapers, offsetting from all plates, browned, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 500.00