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WALKER, John. Poems, by the Late Rev. John Walker, A.B. Formerly of Magdalen College, Oxford, Gospeller of the Cathedral Church, and Minister of St. Peter's Per Mounter Gate and St. John's Timberhill, Norwich; Vicar of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, and of Bawdsey.... Printed and Sold By Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson.... 1809. First Edition.
[22], 135pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight loss to spine, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of Edward Mugridge to half-title, and a short manuscript note in his hand to blank-fly at rear, mentioning a poem composed in the memory of Walker that is 'to be found in my common-place book for 1809 - page 87'. Small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 400.00
CAMPBELL, Alexander. The Grampians desolate: A poem. Printed By John Moir...for Vernor and Hood, London: And Manners and Miller, Edinburgh. 1804. First Edition.
vii, [1], 316pp, [4]. With half-title and terminal 'Prospectus of a new agricultural institution, or fund of aid for waste land cultivators. Dated London, April 16th 1804.' Finely bound in contemporary half mottled calf over marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, flat-spine with subtle blind-stamped grecian urn devices to compartments. A fine copy. Small booklabel to J.O. Edwards to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Hawkins Browne Esqr, M.P. from the Author' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 750.00
[VINCENT, John]. Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, And Snipe Shooting. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 150pp, [2]. Extra-illustrated with engraved title and 19 engraved plates, folding, from Howitt's British Sports. Exquisitely bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with double line and pointille borders enclosing several small tools. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G, attractively gauffered re-using some of the same small tools as used to boards. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate to FEP. Lot ticket for the Christies sale of Gloucester's library in 2006 loosely inserted.
Price
£ 3,250.00
[HAWKE, Martin]. Howell Wood; Or, The Raby Hunt, in Yorkshire. February, 1803. A New Hunting Song, to the Tune of "Ballynamonaora". Printed By Henry Reynell. 1804. First Edition.
8pp. Modern morocco backed buckram, with contrasting morocco title label, gilt, to upper board. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate and small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
QUINTON, John Allan. Heaven's Antidote to The Curse of Labour; or. The Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath, Considered in Relation to the Working Classes. With Six Engraved By George Measom, from Designs By Gilbert. Partridge and Oakey. 1849. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 141pp, [3]. Frontispiece and three further engraved plates, two vignette engravings to text. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Some fading to spine.
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£ 100.00
TURRETIN, Jean Alphonse. Johannis Alphonsi Turretini, Theologi Genevensis Celeberrimi, Commentarius Theoretico-Practicus in Epistolas Divi Pauli Ad Thessalonicenses. Apud Johannem Brandmullerum. 1739. First Edition.
[8], 560pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. E2-3 remargined, with printed and manuscript side notes affixed, presumably by the publisher correcting printing errors. Walter Bowman's copy, with his ink inscription to blank-fly. Later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. Single manuscript note to blank-fly at end.
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£ 150.00
STANHOPE, Lord Philip Dormer. Chesterfield's Letters.. Eugenia Stanhope. 1776. Seventh edition.
Four volumes. xvi, 352pp. [4], 355pp. [4], 376pp. [4], 364pp, [56]. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary polished full calf. Gilt, contrasting green morroco lettering piece. Some rubbing and marking to boards, occasional cracking to joints - else a handsome set. Very occasional pencil annotations to text.
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£ 150.00
THACKERAY, Anne Ritchie. The Village on the Cliff. By the Author of 'The Story of Elizabeth'.. Smith, Elder & Co.. 1867. Third Edition.
xi, 318pp. Engraved frontispiece and four other engravings. Half tan morocco over marbled boards by Worsfold. Marbled end papers. Elaborate gilt decoration and titling to spine. A.E.G. Slight splitting to foot of upper board with rubbing to spine and extremities with a small scratch to top of upper board. Occasional very minor smudges to margins and slight oxidisation to illustrations.
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£ 50.00
TENNYSON, Alfred Lord.. The Early Poems of Alfred Lord Tennyson Including 'The pricess', in memorium', 'maud', etc.. Henry Frowde. 1900.
viii, 495pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary green calf, gilt. Contrasting red morocco lettering-piece with gilt titling. Marbled endpapers with edges marbled. Very slight rubbing to extremities. A fine copy.
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£ 75.00
RICKMAN, Thomas.. An Attempt to Discriminate the Styles of Architecture in England from the Conquest to the Reformation: With a Sketch of The Grecian and Roman Orders; Notices of Numerous British Edifices... Longman, Rees, Orme, Green & Longman. 1835. Fourth Edition.
vi, [4], 339pp, [4]. Engraved frontispiece, 14 plates. Half red morocco over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. T.E.G. Slightest of wear to corners, else a fine copy. Slight foxing to edge of text block, original silk marker remains intact but has caused browning to a few leaves. Fore-edge of frontispiece slightly dog-earred, folded over by binder to prevent further wear.
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£ 150.00
[BIBLE- N.T. English]. The New Testament of Our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, Translated Out of the Original Greek: And with the Former Translations Diligently Compared and Revised, By His Majesties Special Command. Printed at the Clarendon Press, By Dawson, Bensley and Cooke. 1806.
[432]pp. Contemporary straight-grain navy morocco, with gilt fillet to boards and elaborate gilt in compartments to spine, each with central sunburst device. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with a little bumping to corners. Small printing flaw to B1, and some paper adhesion to G4, each causing slight loss to text but without loss of sense.
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£ 200.00
[PSALTER. English], STERNHOLD, Thomas. HOPKINS, John.. The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected Into English Metre, By Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and Others; Conferred with the Hebrew... Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1787.
[128]pp. [Bound with:] [PSALTER] BRADY, N. TATE, N.. A New Version of the Psalms of David, Fitted to the Tunes Used in Churches. London. Printed by J. March and Son for the Company of Stationers, 1792. 237pp. Finely bound in deep navy blue morocco, gilt ruling to spine and boards, winged cherubim device to spine compartments. A.E.G. Marbled endpapers. Slight touching up to spine, else a fine copy of this unusual compilation of the two most popular English Psalters of the seventeenth- and eighteenth-centuries, Sternhold and Hopkins, and Brady and Tate.
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£ 250.00
BAKER, Pacifus. O.S.F.. The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations.... Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham. 1759. Second Edition.
viii, [3], 10-270pp, [1]. Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov 18. 1905, with the bookplate of Joseph Gillow to verso.
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£ 250.00
FLETCHER, John. A Rational Vindication of the Catholic Faith: Being the First Part of a Vindication of Christ's Divinity; Inscribed to the Reverend Dr. Priestley, By J. Fletcher, Vicar of Madeley, Salop. Left Imperect by the Author, and Now Revised, and Finished at Mrs. Fletcher's Request, By Joseph Benson.. Printed By George Prince, in Scale-Lane, and sold at the New Chapel, City-Road, London. [c.1790].
223pp, [1]. Uncut, in early roughly-sewn wrappers over original blue-paper wraps. Loss to over-wraps, some rounding to edges and occasional soiling of text block.
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£ 250.00
VINCE, Rev. S.. Elements of Astronomy, Designed for the Use of Students in the University.. Printed By J. Burges, Printer to the University; RJ. Deighton and J. Nicholson, W.H. Lunn.. 1801. Second Edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Worn with two inch paper loss to foot of spine and some wear to corners, Ink stain to upper board. Top corner of title torn away with loss to most of 'Astronomy', large tear across text of leaf Q1 with old repair deteriorating with associated staining. Lower hinge slightly starting. Ink and pencil inscriptions to FEP, some juvenile pencil scribblings to rear end papers.
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£ 125.00
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
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£ 75.00
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. William Curry, Jun. And Company.. 1845.
xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized.
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£ 100.00
COLLINS,William. The Poetical Works of William Collins to Which is Pre-Fixed the Life of the Author, By Dr Johnson.. Printed By T.Bensley for E.Harding. 1798. ?.
[2], xiv, 165pp, [1]. Vingette engravings to text. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, spine elaborately gilt. Marbled end papers. Some rubbing to extremeties, small leather flaw to lower board, occasional soiling to text block. Ink inscription of James Moffatt to blank fly and head of title.
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£ 100.00
[SURTEES, Robert Smith]. Mr Facey Romford's Hounds. Bradbury and Evans. [1865]. First edition.
In original 12 monthly parts. With 24 hand-coloured etched plates by John Leech and Halbot Knight Browne. Original publisher's brick-red pictorial wrappers, housed in recent custom red morocco pull-off case by W. Root & Son of London. Case a trifle rubbed, with bookplates of Samuel Henry Austin and Lucius Wilmerding. Very slight chipping to spines, upper panel of part I detached from text-block. Internally clean and crisp, without insert 'Note of Lever's Martin...' to Part VI, or insert slip 'Just Published...' to Part VII.
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£ 650.00
COX, Robert. Das Leben des ehrwuerdigen Joh. Wilh. Fletscher, gewesenen Vicars von Madeley in Shropshire. Gedruckt Und Verlegt Bei H.L. Broenner. 1833. First German Edition.
iv, 140, [4]. Original publisher's wrappers, with printed label to spine. Rubbed, with slight loss to extremities, creasing to spine.
Price
£ 75.00