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[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
[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
[BLANE, Gilbert]. Inquiry into the causes and remedies of the late and present scarcity and high price of provisions, in a letter to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, K. G. first lord of the admiralty &c. &c. &c. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First edition.
[4], 71pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly creased and spotted, inked correction to text of p.4, small hole to page numbers of leaf E4. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'To the Countess of Carnarvon / with Dr. Blanes kind compliments.'
Price
£ 450.00
[BLANE, Gilbert]. Inquiry into the causes and remedies of the late and present scarcity and high price of provisions, in a letter to the Right Hon. Earl Spencer, K. G. first lord of the admiralty &c. &c. &c. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First edition.
[4], 71pp, [1]. With a half-title. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Lightly creased and spotted, inked correction to text of p.4, small hole to page numbers of leaf E4. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'To the Countess of Carnarvon / with Dr. Blanes kind compliments.'
Price
£ 450.00
[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
[BONNAY, Charles-Francois, marquis de]. Le prophete jonas. Juillet 1793 par un emigre. [s.n.]. [1793]. Seconde edition.
[2], 38pp. Uncut, stitched into original publisher's drab paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled, contemporary inked ownership inscription to upper wrapper; 'Monsieur De la Galailiere / a Moleubeck', likely the Marquis de la Galailiere, state councillor and intendant of justice and finances in Lorraine province.
Price
£ 100.00
[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
[BOULLAY, Gustave]. Les danses des salons par un observateur. E. Dentu. 1855. First edition.
68pp. With a half-title. Attractively bound in later tan half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt, T.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very light damp-staining to margins. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of half-title; 'Amour ami Ambroise Girandeau (?) / l'auteur / G. Boullay.'
Price
£ 450.00
[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
[BRIENNE, Henri-Auguste de Lomenie, comte de]. Recueil de diverses pieces curieuses pour servir a l'histoire. Jean du Castel. 1664.
297pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, red melange paper boards, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, marking to boards. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00