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[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
[NAVAL PAY]. An Appeal to His Majesty, Both Houses of Parliament, and the People of the United Kingdom, against a Late Rejection of the Petition of the Captains of the Royal Navy, for an Augmentation of Pay By Lord Mulgrave.... Published By C. Chapple.... 1809. First Edition.
[2], 49pp, [1]. Recent blue paper boards. Ink inscription of J.D. Thomson, presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy, to slightly soiled title. Small hole to text caused by wax spill to D1, without loss of sense.
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£ 175.00
[MOLESWORTH, Robert]. An Account of Denmark, as it Was in the Year 1692. Printed for Tho. Longman. 1738. Fouth Edition, Carefully Revised.
[8], xxiii, [1], 432pp. Contemporary speckled tan calf, with contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Binding very slightly rubbed to fore-edges, short crack to upper joint at head of spine. A crisp, unpressed copy. Armorial bookplate of William Middleton, Crowfield Hall, from the land-owning family of Suffolk and South Carolina.
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£ 250.00
BOYCE, Gilbert. A Serious Reply to the Rev. Mr John Wesley in Particular, and to the People Called Methodists. In General; in Much Love and Christian Friendship Recommended to his and Their Very Serious Consideration. Printed By C. Prestom. 1770. First Edition.
[2],ix,[1],188pp. Contemporary half calf over blue marbled papers (in the style typically manufactured by the ladies of Fulnek). Rubbed, with some spliting to spine, chipping to head and foot, and loss to top layer of paper. Contemporary ink inscription of William Daniels to FEP, lacks RFEP.
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£ 400.00
[GRUBB, Sarah]. Some Account of the Life and Religious Labours of Sarah Grubb with an Appendix Containing an Account of Ackworth School, Observations on Christian Discipline, and Extracts from Many of Her Letters. Printed for R. Jackson. 1792. First Edition.
iv, [2], 435pp, [1]. Contemporary tan sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, cracking to joints, loss to head of spine. Headband split. Nineteenth-century auction lot number pasted to spine. Inscriptions of several members of the Fryer family to endpapers, earlier bookplate removed. Printing flaw to Q2.
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£ 100.00
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Chapman and Hall. 1862.
xiv, [2], 609pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and frontispiece, and 41 engraved plates by Seymour and Phiz to boards. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt, decorated with barley twist in blind to boards. Added gilt armorial device to base of spine, matching the herald of the nineteenth-century owner displayed on the bookplate. A clean copy, with light fading to spine, a some tearing to head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. Lower joint split, and hinge at some point repaired - very neatly, possibly (even by the original binder?). Bookplate of Thomas Glazebrooke Rylands to FEP, internally a clean and fresh copy.
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£ 100.00
[PRAULT, Louis-Laurent]. Interesting Anecdotes of Henry IV. Of France, Containing Sublime Traits and Lively Sallies of Wit of That Monarch...Translated from the French. Printed for J. Debrett. [c.1792]. Second English Edition.
Two volumes. [viii], 205, [3]. [2], 224pp. With three pages of advertisements to Vol I. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chip to head of Vol II and small worm-holes to joints at foot of each volume.
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£ 250.00
[D'AUVERGNE, Edward]. A Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions of the Last Campaigne, in the Confederate Army. Under the Command of His Majesty of Great Britain...In the Spanish Netherlands, Anno Dom. 1692. Printed for Dorman Newman. 1693. First Edition.
[8], 68pp. With imprimatur leaf, A1. A crisp copy in contemporary, blind ruled speckled sheep, with some cracking to spine, slight wear to extremities. Nineteenth-century bookplate to FEP. Some marking to front endpapers.
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£ 350.00
BARRINGTON, Shute. A Charge Delivered to the Clergy Of the Diocese of Sarum at the Primary Visitation of That Diocese, In the Year MDCCLXXXIII By Shute Lord Bishop of Sarum. [s.n.]. 1783.
[4], 24pp. Uncut in original paper wraps with later stitching, inscribed in ink to upper wrapper 'The Revd. Mr Clark Curate of Chadleworth'. As the present copy bears the name of an English clergyman in the Marlborough area, it is possible that Shute Barrington (1734-1826) distributed this short encouragement of residency, activity and diligence given on his translation to Salisbury to his subordinates in the Sarum See. One of three editions and formats appearing in the first year of publication; all are scarce, with this present edition recorded by ESTC in nine copies at seven locations worldwide. ESTC T53324.
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£ 125.00
HASENMULLER, Elias. Historia Jesuitici Ordinis, In Qua De Societatis Esuitarum Autore, Nomine, Gradibus, Incremento, Vita, Votis, Privilegiis, Miraculis, Doctrina, Morte, &c. Perspicue Solideq Tractatur.... Excudebat Johannes Spies. 1593. First Edition.
323pp, [1]. Later paper boards, rubbed and worn. 'E Bibliotheca Oelsneriana' inscribed to verso of FFEP, remains of faint circular institional stamp to verso of title. A large copy with good margins, but with some softening to fore-edge at extremities. Small hole to head of A2, causing loss of a single letter to running title of verso. Discrete paper repairs to base of title and A2. Some worming to lower margin. Occasional ink underlining, else a crisp copy.
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£ 500.00
SCRIPTORES HISTORIAE AUGUSTAE. In hoc volumine continentur. Nervae & Traiani, atq; Adriani Caesarum vitae ex Dione, Georgio Merula Interprete... [Venetiis, i.e. Venice]. [1519]. Second Aldine edition.
[8], 422ff, [2]. Seventeenth-century (Scottish?) speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece gilt. A handsome copy, with slightest of wear to joints, spine and some faint cracking to calf of lower board. Internally a remarkably fine, fresh, crisp copy. Seventeenth-century armorial bookplate of John Hay, Marquis of Tweeddale to FEP. With some marginal manuscript notes, in Latin and occasionally shaved, in the hand of Francisci Bologneti whose name is also inscribed to head of title.
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£ 2,000.00
IRVINE, Rev. Mr. Charles. A Collection of Evangelical Discourses on Fifteen Passages of Scripture, Adapted to the Family and Closet...Printed for the Benefit of His Daughters. Printed By J. Reid, for the Authors's Daughters. 1772. First Edition.
xvi, 446pp, [2]. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with some loss to marbled paper, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting and slight loss to joints. Bumping to corners.
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£ 250.00
SHEPERD, Rev. Mr. James. Sermons on the Following Subjects; Viz. I. Life from Christ. II. The Physician of Souls. III. The Incarnation of Christ. IV. The Expediency and Necessity of the Sufferings of Christ. V. Reconciliation to God By the Blood of Christ.... Printed for James Buckland. 1748. First Edition.
xii, 176pp, [4]. With two final leaves of advertisements. Contemporary sheep, rubbed and scuffed, with some loss to spine. Bookplate of the Rev. E.S. Bunting, Yelden Rectory to FEP.
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£ 175.00
[SHIPWRECK]. A Narrative of the Loss of the Kent East Indiaman, By Fire, in The Bay of Biscay, on the 1st March, 1825. In a Letter to a Friend. By A Passenger. Printed for Waugh and Innes. 1825. Third Edition.
[iiii-v], vi, [7]-113pp, [7]. Contermporary tan calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, by B.Hunt of Birmingham. Very slight rubbing, else a fine copy. John Drinkwater's copy, with his armorial bookplate and tipped in signature to FEP, and the signature of his wife Ellen to title page. Later bookplate of David Reginald Hay-Neave, colonial civil servant, also to FEP.
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£ 325.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Gryll Grange. By the Author of 'Headlong Hall'. Parker, Son, & Bourn. 1861. First Edition.
viii, 316pp, [4]. With 4pp advertisements to rear. Publisher's original maroon cloth, gilt spine, boards decorated in blind. Rubbed, some bumping to corners. Spine slightly faded and cocked. Contemporary ink inscription of Miss Hall to FFEP.
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£ 150.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. T. Hookham. 1810. First Edition.
vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 bound before C4.
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£ 400.00
[JOHNSON, Samuel], NEWTON, A. Edward. Sale Catalogue of Dr. Johnson's Library. Elkin Matthews. 1925. Limited Edition.
[2], 3-11, [1], 28 plates reproducing an annotated copy of the original Christies' sale catalogue of Dr. Johnson's library. No. 23 of a signed limited edition of 250. Original blue paper boards. Lightly rubbed, spine repaired at head with slight loss to head and foot. With a vivacious essay on bibliography in general and Johnson in particular by A. Edward Newton, this scarce volume is particularly useful as a reproduction of the now almost unobtainable catalogue of the Christies' sale that dispersed Johnson's library in some 662 lots, ranging from the usual ancient classics, through a First Folio of Shakespeare (making a mere £1. 2s, although later bibliographical scholarship does reveal that Johnson's copy was heavily foodstained!) to literature from the pen of Johnson's contemporaries.
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£ 85.00
ROSE, William Stewart. Amadis De Gaul; A Poem in Three Books; Freely Translated from the First Part of the French Version of Nicolas De Heberay, Sieur Des Essars; with Notes. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1803. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 198pp. Uncut, in original publisher's blue paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed, with cracking to upper joint and bumping to cornesr. Presentation copy, from the author, inscribed 'With Mr Rose's Compliments' inscribed to verso of FFEP. From the Encombe library of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), twice Lord Chancellor of England, with his inscription to title and armorial bookplate to FEP.
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£ 175.00
THOMSON, John. Tables of Interest, At 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per Cent. From 1 to 365 Days, from 1 to 12 Months, and from 1 to 10 Years. Which, by Directions Given, Answer for All Other Rates from 1 to 10 Per Cent. Also, Tables Shewing the Exchange on Bills... Printed for William Creech. 1775. Second edition.
[8], 400pp. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red-morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, with occasional browning to text. Signed by the author to verso of title, below a printed statement: 'No copy of this book is warranted genuine, or correct, but what is signed by the author's own hand, as under'.
Price
£ 150.00
[PEACOCK, Thomas Love]. Crotchet Castle, by the Author of Headlong Hall. Published By T. Hookham. 1831. First Edition.
[8], 300pp. Modern buckram-backed paper boards, paper label to spine. With the preliminary advertising leaf. Browning to spine, some marking to upper margins of text.
Price
£ 300.00