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[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
[BECKFORD, Alderman William]. Brief memoirs of the judges whose portraits are preserved in guildhall. To which are prefixed, engravings of the marble sculptures, representing the earl of chatham and william beckford, Esq. Sold by John Pridden...and Joseph White. 1791. First edition.
[6], 9-50pp. Title-page a cancel. With three engraved plates, extra-illustrated with an additional engraved portrait depicting Sir Christopher Turnor and a single leaf, with text to both sides (from another, unidentified volume) regarding his life bound in following leaf C4. Contemporary calf-backed vellum-tipped marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to spine, else fine. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; 'For Mr. Wolley / from the Author. / Mr. (Blore?) is making a collection / of the portraits of Judges: but / for what purpose Mr. (Turner?) / is ignorant'. From the recently dispersed Edge Hall library.
Price
£ 3,000.00
[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 - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible Containing the old testament and the new. Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, and with the former Translations diligently Compared and revised. Printed by John Field. 1657.
[1354]pp. Title printed within an ornamental border, containing the seal of Cambridge University, signed: Rob. Vaughan sculp. The New Testament and the Psalms both have separate title-pages dated 1657, the register is continuous. Later gilt-ruled green morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some loss to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, inked ownership inscription to Elizabeth Grafton to verso of front blank fly-leaf, very short tear to margin of leaf F3, slight loss to lower corner of leaf Xx8.
Price
£ 1,250.00
[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments... Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood. 1814. Stereotype edition.
752, 184, [2], 755-976pp. With the apocrypha. NT has a separate dated title-page. [Together with:] [LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer, and the administration of the sacraments.. London. Published for John Reeves...Sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1801. Unpaginated. [Bound with:] [PSALTER - English]. BRADY, N[icholas] TATE, N[ahum]. A new version of the psalms of david... London. Printed by C. Whittingham, for H. D. Symonds, 1796. 91pp, [5]. [And:] [VICKERS, William]. A companion to the altar; shewing the nature and necessity of a sacramental preparation, in order to our worthy receiving the holy communion: to which are added prayers and meditations. London. Printed by John Jarvis, 1791. 52pp. ESTC T182594. 8vo and 12mo. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. Morocco book-labels of Jane Peel to FEPs, recent book-labels stating 'Heirloom of Sir Mervyn Peel, K.B.E. 1929' to REPs.
Price
£ 375.00
[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
[BIBLIOTHECA LITERARIA]. Bibliotheca literaria, being a collection of Inscriptions, Medals, Dissertations, &c. To be Continued... Printed for W. and J. Innys, 1722-1724. First edition.
10 volumes bound as one. [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 47, [3], [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48pp. Without the advertisement leaves which followed each title-page. Bound by Hatton of Manchester in nineteenth-century half-calf, burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, all edges red. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of the library of the Earls of Macclesfield to FEP, occasional marginal staining, foxed.
Price
£ 450.00
[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
[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
[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
[BOWDLER, Henrietta Maria]. Sermons, on the doctrines and duties of christianity: addressed to a country congregation. Printed for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies. 1802. Third edition.
xv, [1], 246pp. With half-title. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, gilt, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, creasing to upper joint, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Cotsford Burdon (trimmed to image) to FEP.
Price
£ 450.00
[BRESSLER UND ASCHENBERG, Ferdinand Ludwig von]. Les souverains du monde. Ouvrage qui fait connoitre la Genealogie de leurs Maisons, l'Etendue & le Gouvernement de leurs Etats, leur Religion, leurs Revenus, Forces, Titres, Pretentions, Armoiries, avec l'origine historique des pieces qui les composent, & le Lieu de leur Residence. Avec un catalogue des auteurs qui en ont le mieux ecrit... Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1721-22. Second edition.
In four volumes. [28], 452, [1]; [4], 652; [4], 456; [4], 352, [4]. Illustrated with 180 engraved heraldic emblems, 135 integral and 45 plates (two of which mounted, one of which folding). Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Wear to spines, rubbing to boards, loss and chipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Edward Finch, Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham to verso of each title, gilt-stamped armorial device to calf swatch mounted to FEP of Vol. I, near contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to toned title-pages, light damp-staining to preliminary gatherings of Vols. III and IV, very occasional marginal chipping.
Price
£ 250.00