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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
PERING, Richard. A Reply to Some Strictures in the Quarterly Review, (No. XIX.) On Indian-Built Ships; to which are Annexed, Economical recommendations for Effectually Preserving the British Navy, on the Return of Peace, Whereby Millions of Money May be Saved..... Printed and Published By Congdon and Hearle. 1814. First Edition.
[4], 62pp. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with a slightly shaved inscription 'J.D. Thomson from the author', presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy. Title slightly soiled.
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£ 200.00
JAMES, William. A Reply to 'A Brief Statement Arising Out of a passage Contained in the Third Volume of James's Naval History of Great Britain, on the Conduct and Character of Lord William Fitz-roy in the Year 1805. Printed for The Author and Sold By J. Bigg. 1824. First Edition.
23pp, [1]. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with shaved ink inscription 'Command (?) Thomson, with Mr. James's respectful....' to head of title, presumably from the collection of John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy.
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£ 225.00
[NAVAL ECONOMY]. Naval Economy: Exemplified in Conversations Between a Member of Parliament and the Officers of a Man of War, During a Winter's Cruize; Addressed to the Honorable Members of Both Houses of Parliament, and the Officers of the Royal Navy. Printed By John Dean....for William Lindsell. 1811. First Edition.
[2], iv, 78, 10pp. Recent paper boards. Shaved ink inscription of J.D. Thomson, presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy, to title.
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£ 200.00
[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
RUPPELL, Dr. Eduard. Beschreibung Und Abbildung Von 24 Arten Kurzschwanzigen Krabben, Als Beitrag Zur Naturgeschichte Des Roten Meeres. Gedruckt Und in Commission Bei Heinrich Ludwig Bronner. 1830. First Edition.
28pp. With six lithographic plates. Uncut and unopened, in original publisher's buff wraps. Extremities a trifle chipped. Light spotting to text/plates.
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£ 300.00
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
DELLA PAGLIA, Antonio. Aonii Palearii Verulani Epistolarum Lib IIII. Orationes XIIII. De Animorum Immortalitate.... Apud Thomam Guarinum.
609pp, [15]. [Bound with] ARNULF, Bishop of Lisieux. Epistolae Arnulphi Episcopi Lexoviensis, Nunquam antehac in lucem editae. Ex Bibliotheca Odonis Turnebi Hadriani F. Parisis, 1585. Apud Joannem Richerium. First Edition. [12], 119ff, [1]. Contemporary half tawed-pigskin, with medallion and sword/shield rolls to sides, over black vellum. Later paper lettering-pieces to compartments. A fine copy, with only light wear to extremities, bumping to corners. Graham Pollard's copy, with a note concerning Della Paglia's encounters with the inquisition and a bibliographical note on the two states of the title page.
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£ 1,250.00
[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.
Price
£ 150.00