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[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. A form of prayer To be Used on Wednesday the Fifth day of June next ensuing, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Ten miles distance of the same. And on Wednesday the Nineteenth of the same June through the rest of the whole Kingdom; Being the Fast-Day appointed by the King and Queen's Proclamation to Implore the Blessing of Almighty God upon Their Majesties Forces by Sea and Land, and Success in the War now Declared against the French King. By Their Majesties Special Command. Printed by Charles Bill, and Thomas Newcomb, Printers to the King and Queen's most Excellent Majesties. 1689. First edition.
[40]pp. [Bound with;] A form of prayer and Thanksgiving To Almighty God, To be Used throughout the Cities of London and Westminster, and elsewhere within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, on Sunday the 12th Day of this Instant November: And in all other Places throughout the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, on Sunday the 26th Day of this Instant November: For the Preservation of His Majesty from the great and manifold Dangers to which His Royal Person was exposed during His late Expedition: And for His safe Return to His People. By Their Majesties Special Command. London, Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties, 1693. [18]pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Recent tan paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional shaving to top margins of first work, clipping running-title at times, ink numerals to final page of first work, the odd spot of light dust-soiling, light damp-staining to all leaves of second work.
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£ 125.00
[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. Articles agreed upon by the Arch-Bishops and Bishops of both Provinces, and the whole Clergie. In the convocation holden at London, in the yeere 1562. For the avoiding of diuersities of opinions, and for the stablishing of Consent touching true religion. Re-printed by His Majesties Commandement: with his Royall Declaration prefixed therevnto. Printed by Robert Barker. 1633.
[4], 6pp, [22]. With an initial leaf, blank but for signature-mark 'A' within mortised ornament to recto. Disbound. Pen-trials to initial blank, verso of title, and margins throughout, numerous learned ink annotations to text noting variations between this and earlier editions of the Articles.
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£ 200.00
[CHURCHILL, Winston]. Eightieth birthday tribute to sir winston churchill. Foreword by randolph churchill. The Heritage Collection. [1955]. Limited edition.
Number 243 of a limited edition of 3,000 copies. Unpaginated. Predominantly comprised of monochrome photographic reproductions. Original publisher's maroon morocco, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Internally immaculate. Inked inscription of 'Winston S. Churchill' to title-page.
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£ 200.00
[CHURCHMAN, John]. An account of the gospel labours, and christian experiences of a faithful minister of christ, john churchman... James Philips. 1781. First British edition.
vii, [1], 351pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine. Without FFEP, slight marginal loss to leaf Q1, very occasional light spotting and creasing.
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£ 75.00
[CLASSICS]. [Poikile historia]. Sive novus historiarum fabularumque delectus. Impensis J. Burdon. 1791. Second edition, thus.
98pp, [2]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. First two words of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary speckled calf. Rubbed, cracking to spine and partial cracking of joints, with a little chipping to head and foot. Recent armorial bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, else a remarkably clean and crisp, unpressed copy.
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£ 375.00
[COLUMBUS, Christopher]. Discovery of america, by christopher columbus. Printed by William Folds and Son. 1824.
177pp, [3]. With a woodcut frontispiece, and five woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary speckled sheep, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Foxed throughout.
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£ 200.00
[CONDER, Josiah]. The Associate Minstrels. Printed by George Ellerton...for Thomas Conder. 1810. First edition.
v, [1], 214pp. With an additional engraved title-page. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Boards a trifle scuffed. Marbled endpapers, very small worm-trail to bottom margin throughout, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An Account of the expedition of the British Fleet to Sicily, In the Years 1718, 1719 and 1720. under the Command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Third edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Very small hole to head of F8, leaves toned.
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£ 200.00
[CORBETT, Thomas]. An account of the expedition of the British fleet to Sicily, in the years 1718, 1719, and 1720. Under the command of Sir George Byng... Printed for J. and R. Tonson. 1739. Second edition.
96pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf, recent paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript, further titles and shelf marks in correction fluid, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, loss to foot of spine. Bookplate of the Bath Public Reference Library to FEP, coloured pencil annotation to title, else clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[CORFE CASTLE]. BY A NEAR RESIDENT [BROWNE, John]. An Historical and Architectural Description of Corfe Castle. Printed and Published By J. Lankester. 1829. First edition.
[3], ii, 75pp, [1]. With frontispiece and four further lithographic plates. Bound by Murray's Nottingham Book Co. Ltd. in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Slight rubbing to extremities. Bookplate of 'S.J.T.' to FEP, light spotting throughout.
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£ 250.00
[CORONATION]. The ceremoniale at the installation of the Knights of the Garter, in the Chapel of the Garter, in the Chapel of St. George, within the castle of windsor. Printed for R. Westcote, Bookseller, at Windsor. 1757. First edition.
[2], 20pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. [Bound with:] A complete account Of the Cermonies observed in the coronations Of the kings and queens of england. Containing, I. The Form of the Royal Letters of Summons, sent to the Peers and Peeresses, to attend the Solemnity of the Coronation... London. Printed for J. Roberts..., 1727. Fourth edition. 80pp. With two engraved folding plates, one especially large of the ceremonial procession, consisting of two attached pieces, and numerous woodcut vignettes of ceremonial jewels and regalia. Somewhat unusually bound in early nineteenth-century tan calf, with old printers' waste used as central panels. Rubbed and marked, with partial cracking to joints. From the recently dispersed property of the Lord Harlech, with shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP and a twentieth-century exhibition card indicating 'Lent by Lord Harlech' loosely inserted.
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£ 750.00
[COURTSHIP]. A dialogue between Honest John And loving Kate: with Their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part the first. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820].
15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. [Together with:] A dialogue between honest john and Loving Kate: With their contrivance for marriage, and way to get a livelihood. Part second. Manchester. Printed by A. Swindells, [s.d., c.1820]. 15pp, [1]. With a woodcut vignette to title. 12mo. Folded and unopened as issued. Dust-soiling and chipping to margins, spotting to title of second part.
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£ 150.00
[COWPER, William]. The diverting history of john gilpin: showing how he went farther than he intended and came safe home again. Charles Tilt. 1828.
iv, [1], 6-20pp, [4]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, five wood-engraved plates, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's drab printed paper wrappers. Extremities chipped and marked. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of 'Fanny Thorp' to verso of upper panel, occasional light spotting.
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£ 100.00
[CROFT, Herbert]. The abbey of kilkhampton; or, monumental records for the year 1980... Printed for G. Kearsly. 1780. Sixth edition.
Two parts bound as one. [4], 82, iv, 83-141pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, recently rebacked to style. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Hinges exposed, slight marginal loss to lower corner of leaf I2, very small hole to margin of L1.
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£ 75.00
[CROSSFIELD, Edward Mason]. The note book of an oxonian, by a late member of brazen nose college. 1831. First edition.
iv, 308pp. With errata slip bound-in. Original publisher's drab paper boards, later rebacked in tan paper with title in typescript. Board rubbed and marked. Contemporary ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of title-page, short marginal tears to head of leaves I3 and U5, very occasional contemporary inked annotations and corrections to text, lightly spotted. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP (apparently by the recipient); 'Robt. Read, from the author'; the same owner's inscription to title and occasional inked correction to text.
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£ 350.00