[PERSIA]. The Perseis; or, secret memoirs for a history of Persia. Printed for J. Roberts. 1745. First English edition.
[8], 224pp. With an engraved frontispiece. [Bound with;] The history of Reynard the fox, Bruin the bear, &c. London. Printed for G. Smith, 1756. First edition. [8], 160pp. [And;] [CURLI, de]. The life and amours of Owen Tideric Prince of Wales, otherwise Owen Tudor... London. Printed for William Owen, 1751. First English edition. [iii]-xv, [1], 147 [i.e. 149]pp, [1]. Without half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. 12mo. Recent black 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, slight shaving to head of first title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
[PHILIPS, Ambrose]. The free-thinker. [s.n.]. 1722.
In three volumes, comprising numbers 1 to 159 from 24th March 1718 to 28th September 1719. 407, [1]; 364; 395pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, wear and some surface loss to spines and joints, Armorial bookplates to FEPs, all volumes without FFEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
[PIEROZZI, Antonino]. Opera di santo antonino arcivescovo Fiorentino, da lui medesimo composta in volgare, utilissima & necessaria alla instruttione de li Sacerdoti, & di qualunque altra persona, laquale desidera sapere vincere Christianamente, & confessarsi bene de gli suoi peccati. Nuovamente ristampata, & da insiniti errori emendata. Con una breve instruttione. per li Sacerdoti Curati. [s.n.]. 1555.
88 [i.e. 176]pp, [15]. Woodcut vignette to title-page. Later calf-backed marbled boards, red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, loss to lettering-piece, several small worm-holes to joints. Ink ownership inscription, ink-stamp and private library label of Thomas Ottley to FFEP, spotting to title-page, light marginal damp-staining to upper corner of text-block.
Price
£ 450.00
[PITT, William]. Letters written by the late Earl of Chatham to his nephew Thomas Pitt, Esq. (Afterwards Lord Camelford) then at Cambridge. Reprinted for H. Dieterich. 1805.
xxx, [2], 104pp. Contemporary marbled boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with slight surface loss. Later inscription to FFEP.
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£ 150.00
[PLUMPTRE, John]. A concise view of the history of religious knowledge, from the creation of the world to the establishment of christianity. Intended as an introduction For young persons and others... Printed by G. Gower. 1795. Second edition.
[2], 210pp, [6]. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slightest of splitting to joints. Deleted ink gift inscription to FEP, loss to top corner of FFEP, ink ownership inscription to recto of blank fly-leaf, horizontal tear to L2, not touching text, occasional light spotting and browning.
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£ 250.00
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of poems Written upon several occasions By several persons. With many Additions, Never before in Print. Printed for Tho. Collins and John Ford...and Will. Cademan. 1673. Second edition.
[6], 128, 131-185pp, [1]. Recased in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later gilt lettering to spine. New endpapers. Late eighteenth-century Porkington Library shelf label to FEP, early ink inscription of 'Ellen Owen' to head of title. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine a trifle faded and creased.
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£ 1,250.00
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of Poems: Viz The Temple of Death By The Marquis of Normanby... With Several Original Poems Never Before Printed, By The Earl of Roscommon, The Earl of Rochester..... Printed for Daniel Brown...and Benjamin Tooke. 1701. First Edition.
[8], 453pp, [3]. With three terminal advertisment pages. Recent blue morocco, gilt titling to spine, spine slightly faded. Slight marking to prelims, staining to R5 and R6. Very occasional marginal ink stains, marginal loss at corners of H3 and H4, not touching text.
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£ 250.00
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. The Poetical Farrago: Being A Miscellaneous Assemblage of Epigrams and Other Jeux D'Esprit, Selected from the Most Approved Writers. Volume the First[- Second]. Printed By G. Stafford, for J. Deighton. 1794. First Edition.
[2], xv, [1], 192. xvi, 192pp. Contemporary sprinkled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight cracking to joints and chipping to lettering-pieces. Bumping to corners.
Price
£ 250.00
[POETRY MISCELLANY]. English Gratitude: or, the Whig miscellany, Consisting of the following poems. I. On the Duke of Marlborough's going into Germany. II. The Oak and the Briar. A Tale. III. An Inscription upon a Triumphal Arch Erected by the French King in Memory of his Victories, for which the Author had a Thousand Pound. IV. The same Revers'd. V. On Burning the Bishop of St. Asaph's Preface. VI. The Favourite. A Simile. Printed for A. Baldwin. 1713. First edition.
[4], 28pp. With a half-title. Recent brown half-morocco, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, leaves toned and foxed.
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£ 350.00
[POISONING]. Illustrated and unabridged edition of The Times report of the Trial of William Palmer, for poisoning John Parsons Cook, at Rugeley. From the short-hand notes taken in the central criminal court from day to day.. Ward and Lock. 1856. First Edition.
184pp. Engraved folding frontispiece depicting the trial in progress within court, an engraved title vignette, numerous engraved illustrations both full- and double-page and within text throughout. Original publishers yellow printed paper wraps. Spine rubbed with slight loss to head and foot, soiling to wrap edges. Occasional spots of foxing to text.
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£ 150.00
[POLICE]. Explanation given by the chief constable of kent in deference to the following resolution...but offered under the strongest protest Against any interference with his powers as derived by the VI Sec., 2 and 3 Vict., cap. 93.. Printed by W.H. Vale. 1857.
38pp, [2]. Stitched, as issued, with vertical fold to centre, some creasing to title, slightly dusty and marked, surface loss to verso of final blank.
Price
£ 100.00
[POLITICS]. [A sammelband of pamphlets and articles by H.O. Arnold-Forster]. [1884-1886].
8vo and quarto. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, inked ownership inscription of H. O. Arnold-Forster to FEP.
Price
£ 650.00
[PORQUET, Louis Philippe R. Fenwick de]. De porquet's first italian reading book: or, Raccolta di Storie e di Novelle, veramente morali. Published for the Author, by Simpkin, Marshall, and Co.. 1853. New edition.
xix, 189pp, [3]. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. First gathering protruding from text-block, contemporary ink ownership inscription to head of title-page.
Price
£ 50.00
[PORTUGUESE ART], ALFAMA. Doze Desenhos De Lisboa. Alfama Por Alvaro Canelas. S.P.N., [c.1936]. First Edition.
12 beautiful monochrome prints of Lisbon, loosely housed within the original publisher's brushed cloth lettered folio boards. Each print is numbered 71/100, and signed by the artist in pencil.
Price
£ 500.00
[POVERTY]. [VAN BEUGHEM, Charles Antoine Francois de Paule]. Suppressio mendicitatis, sive specimen staturoum stimulorumque pro ea abolenda. e Typographia Philippi Gimblet & Fratum, in Foro Granorum. 1778. First edition.
24pp. Original marbled paper wrappers. Slightest creasing to extremities, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 400.00