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THOMPSON, Hunter S.. Hell's Angels. Allen Lane Penguin Press. 1967. First U.K. edition.
281pp, [1]. Original publisher's blue cloth-backed black cloth boards, printed paper dustwrapper, housed in custom cloth-backed marbled paper solander box. Dustwrapper price-clipped, rubbed, and a trifle chipped, some loss to head of lower panel, some surface loss to upper panel, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 1,500.00
[BROWNE, Peter]. Of drinking in remembrance of the dead. Being The Substance of a Discourse Deliver'd to the clergy of the Diocese of cork, on the Fourth of November, 1713. by the Bishop of that Diocese. And Published at their Unanimous Request. Printed for J. Roberts. 1713.
40pp. ESTC T83992. First published in 1713 as Of drinking to the memory of the dead. [Bound after:] Aminadab: or, the Quaker's vision. [London]. In the Year 1710. First edition. [4], 11pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. ESTC T8504. [And:] Aminadab's declaration, Deliver'd at a General Meeting Holden upon the first day of the Last pentecost. [London]. In the Year 1710. First edition. 15pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Large ink-stain to foot of p.15. ESTC T7175. [And:] WITHERS, John. The history of the resistance, As practis'd by the Church of England... London. Printed for J. Robinson...And Sold by A. Baldwin, 1710. First edition. 24pp. ESTC T36443. Variant with 'Entered according to Act of Parliament' on the title-page. [And:] Some remarks By Way of answer To a late pamphlet entituled, A letter to Sir J.B. London. Printed for Jonah Bowyer, 1711. First edition. [2], 40pp. Without half-title. Loss and several small holes to final two leaves - touching text at times, without loss of sense. ESTC T69983. [And:] A letter to Sir J--- B---, By Birth a Swede, but Naturaliz'd, and a M---r of the Present P---t: Concerning the late Minehead Doctrine, which was establih'd by a certain Free Parliament of Sweden, to the utter Enslaving of the Kingdom. London. Printed for A. Baldwin, 1711. First edition. [6], 40pp. Without half-title. ESTC T38188. [And:] [WAGSTAFFE, William]. A comment upon the history of Tom Thumb. London. Printed for J. Morphew, 1712. Third edition, corrected. 24pp. ESTC N28234. [And:] STEELE, [Richard]. The importance of dunkirk consider'd: In Defence of the guardian Of August the 7th. In A Letter to the Bailiff of Stockbridge. London. Printed for A. Baldwin, 1713. Second edition. 40pp. ESTC T37053. [And:] Party No Dependance: Containing An Historical Account of the Rise and Fall of parties, in the Reigns of King charles II. King james the IId, and King william the IIId. London. Printed for A. Baldwin, 1713. First edition. [2], 38pp. ESTC T102360. [And:] [POINTER, John]. An account of a Roman pavement, Lately found at stunsfield in oxford-shire, Prov'd to be 1400 Years Old. Oxford. Printed by Leonard Lichfield, for Anth. Peisley, 1713. First edition. [8], 39pp, [1]. With frontispiece bearing woodcut of the Roman pavement described within. ESTC T106417. [And:] Her majesty and Her Royal Father vindicatd. In answer to a preface to the Volume of Sermons, &c.Now Publish'd by the Bishop of Sarum. In a letter to his Lordship. London. Printed for J. Baker, 1713. First edition. 23pp, [1]. ESTC N7813. [And:] The speech That was intended to have been spoken by the terrae-filius, In the Theatre at O----d, July 13. 1713. Had not his Mouth been stopp'd by the V. Ch----r. London. Printed: And sold by E. Smith, 1713. First edition. [6], 30pp. Without half-title. ESTC T16423. [And:] Revolution-Principles: Being a Full defence of the Bishop of St. Asaph's preface to his Four sermons: In answer to The objections which have been made against it; Proving them to be all Groundless, by Scripture, Law, and Reason. London. Printed for A. Baldwin, 1713. First edition. [8], 36pp. ESTC T59800. [And:] The Marquis de Langalerie's reasons for renouncing the Popish Religion... London. Printed and Sold by Joseph Downing, 1713. First edition. [6], 26pp. ESTC T110251. [Bound before:] A letter to the examiner, Suggesting proper heads, For Vindicating his masters. London. Printed for J. Moore, 1714. [2], 31pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T38260. The bookseller’s name in the imprint is fictitious. [And:] [MINISTER OF THE CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. The case of Tyth-free Estates examin'd According to Principles of Conscience...with Relation to Her Majesty's Royal Bounty to the poor clergy of the Church of England. Exon. Printed by Sam. Farley, for Phil. Yeo, 1714. v, [1], 30pp. Title-page dust-soiled, small hole running through first three leaves - just clipping text without loss of sense. ESTC N14642. [And:] LAURENCE, John. The Clergy-Man's Recreation: Shewing the Pleasure and Profit Of the Art of gardening. London. Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1714. First edition. [16], 83pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. ESTC T30843. [And:] [VILLARS, Abbe de, Nicolas-Pierre-Henri]. The Count de gabalis: Being a Diverting history of the Rosicrucian doctrine of spirits, viz. Sylphs, Salamanders, Gnomes, and Daemons: Shewing their Various Influence upon Human Bodies... London. Printed for B. Lintott and E. Curll, 1714. [8], 88pp. Without half-title or terminal advertisement leaf. Some loss to upper corner of title-page. ESTC T34208. [And:] A brief examination of the Bishop of cork's discourse, of Drinking to the Memory of the dead. By a Country-Curate of ireland. London. Printed for J. Roberts, 1714. First London edition. [2], iv, [2], 36pp. A trifle dust-soiled. ESTC N15844. 8vo. Later gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Occasional spotting/dust-soiling, very occasional short tears to upper margins.
Price
£ 1,750.00
MISAURUS, Philander. The honour of the gout. Or, A Rational Discourse, demonstrating, That the gout is one of the greatest Blessings which can befal Mortal Man... Printed for J. Roberts. 1720.
[2], iv, [4], 55pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T94197. [Bound with:] BROWNE, Joseph. A Practical treatise of the plague, and All Pestilential Infections that have happen'd in this Island for the last Century... London. Printed for J. Wilcox, 1720. First edition. 79pp, [1]. ESTC T26142. [And:] COLBATCH, John, Sir. A scheme for Proper Methods to be taken, should it please God to visit us with the plague. London. Printed by J. Darby, 1721. First edition. [2], v-viii, 9-21pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T26145. [And:] COLBATCH, John, Sir. Observations upon the scheme Lately Published. Wherein such rules are laid down, as will easily reduce it to Practice. London. Printed by J. Darby, 1721. First edition. [4], 7-38pp. Without half-title. ESTC T1196. [And:] AN ENGLISH-MAN. The best preservative against the plague. With a short account of the State of this Nation, from the Conclusion of the Grand Rebellion of oliver cromwel to the Revolution. London. Printed for J. Leminge, 1721. First edition. xii, 51pp, [1]. ESTC T112354. [And:] PYE, George. A discourse of the plague; Wherein Dr. Mead's Notions are Consider'd and Refuted. London. Printed by J. Darby, 1721. First edition. xi, [1], 75, [1]; 31pp, [1]. In two parts. ESTC T117063. [And:] A Succinct account of the plague at marseilles, Its Symptoms, and the Methods and Medicines used for Curing it... London. Printed for S. Buckley, 1721. First edition. 38pp. ESTC T54074. [And:] A brief journal Of what passed in the City of marseilles, While it was Afflicted with the plague, In the Year 1720. London. Printed for J. Roberts, 1721. First edition. [4], 68 [i.e.76]pp. ESTC T29636. [And:] PRINGLE, J[ohn]. A Rational Enquiry into the nature of the plague: drawn from Historical Remarks On those that have already happen'd... London. Printed and Sold by J. Peele, 1722 First edition. [4], 24pp. ESTC T53880. [And:] HANCOCKE, John. Febrifugum Magnum: or, common water the best cure for fevers, And probably for the plague. London. Printed for R. Halsey, 1723. Third edition. [6], 3-108pp. ESTC T26511. [And:] JURIN, James. An account of the success of Inoculating the small-pox in Great Britain, for the Year 1725. London. Printed for J. Peele, 1726. First edition. [4], 6-66pp, [2]. Without half-title. With a terminal advertisement leaf. ESTC T8321. [And:] SCHEUCHZER, John Gasper. An account of the success of Inoculating the Small-Pox in Great Britain, for the Years 1727 and 1728... London. Printed for J. Peele, 1729. First edition. [2], 5-63pp, [1]. Without half-title. ESTC T18699.
Price
£ 2,000.00
SAMAIN, Albert. Symphonie heroique. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur. 1908.
Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 205. 87pp, [1]. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers bound-in. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 150.00
SAMAIN, Albert. Le chariot d'or. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur. 1907.
Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 230. 146pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 150.00
[EDINBURGH]. An historical sketch of the municipal constitution of the city of edinburgh; including the set of the burgh as established in 1583, and amended in 1730; with the acts of parliament and council relating thereto...To which is added, an historical account of the blue blanket, or the craftsmen's banner; containing the fundamental principles of the good town. - By alex. pennecuik. John Anderson et al.. 1826. First edition.
lxxx, [2], 178pp. With an engraved frontispiece, eight engraved plates depicting the arms of the Edinburgh corporations, and 11 tables/lists (nine of which folding). Handsomely bound in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled black morocco, gilt armorial devices of the City of Edinburgh to boards, later expertly rebacked to style with contemporary spine panel laid-on, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to head of title, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, in three parts; Written in the Time of the late wars: Corrected and Amended. With large annotations, and a preface, by zachary grey, LL.D. Printed for C. Hitch et al.. 1764. Second edition.
In two volumes. [2], xiv, xxxvi, 424, [16]; [2], 446pp, [24]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a further 16 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, slight loss to head and foot of both spines. Contemporary armorial bookplates of T. Preston to both FEPs, loss to blank RFEP of Vol. II, very occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 175.00
LAWRENCE, T. E.. Oriental assembly. E. P. Dutton & Co. Inc.. 1940. First American edition.
xii, [2], 291pp, [1]. With a half-title. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographs by the author (many previously unpublished), facsimiles of pages of the author's diary, and a line-drawn map. Original publisher's red buckram, lettered in gilt, dustwrapper. Dustwrapper a trifle discoloured. Internally immaculate. A near fine copy.
Price
£ 125.00
HORSLEY, Samuel. The speeches in parliament of samuel horsley, LL. D. F.R.S. F.A.S. late lord bishop of st asaph. Printed by Robert Stephen Rintoul. 1813. First edition.
[4], iv, ii, 544pp. With a half-title. Handsomely bound in gilt-tooled polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, T.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of the Earl of Portsmouth to FEP, later inked ownership inscription of same to blank verso of FFEP, small hole to margin of leaf N8, paper repair to lower corner of leaf 2H5 - not touching text, lightly foxed.
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£ 125.00
[BROOME, Ralph]. Letters from simkin the second to his brother simon, in wales; dedicated without permission, to the ancient and respectable family of the grunters. Printed for J. Debrett. 1796. First edition.
iv, 28pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Title-page a trifle marked, very occasional spotting.
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£ 250.00
ROWE, N[icholas]. The tragedy of jane shore. Written in Imitation of Shakespear's Style. Printed for Bernard Lintott. [1714]. First edition, first issue.
[8], 63pp, [1]. Without initial leaf (half-title?). ESTC T55544 [Bound after:] Memoirs of the lives of King Edward IV. And jane shore. London. Printed for E. Curll, 1714. First edition. 28pp. ESTC T139789. Quarto. Nineteenth-century half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and a little marked, slight chipping to lettering-piece. Pen-trials to title and final page of first mentioned work, terminal leaf of same mounted on stub - loss to gutter, with some loss of text to advertisements only, some browning and marking.
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£ 750.00
LUTHER, Martin. Special and chosen sermons of d. martin luther, collected out of his writings and preachings for the necessary instruction and edification of such, as hunger and seeke after the perfect knowledge and inestimable glorie which is in Christ Jesu, to the comfort and salvation of their soules. 1581. Second edition.
[16], 479pp, [1]. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn and discoloured, binding secured to text-block by a single cord only. Without pastedowns, chipping to title-page fore-edge, small worm-trails to gutter throughout, damp-staining and worming to margins of latter half of text-block, burn-hole to centre of leaf I1 - with loss of text and sense, significant loss to final leaf effecting colophon.
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£ 1,250.00
BEVERIDGE, William. Institutionum chronologicarum librii II. Una cum totidem arithmetices chronologicae libellis. Typis Samuelis Roycroft, & prostant apud Gualterum Kettilby. 1705. Editio altera, priori emendatior.
[8], 259pp, [5]. A handsome copy in contemporary panelled calf, with slight rubbing, crack to upper joint, and a little marking. Tear without loss to C4, else a crisp copy, with a manuscript inscription to recto of FFEP indicating that this was 'Bought at Dick's coffee house at the / auction of Dr. Elwood's Books. Novbr. 25. 1740 / Price - 0:2:8d'.
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£ 750.00
[COLOUR PRINTING]. [HODGES, Elizabeth.]. The Alien-child's Holy Christ. From the German of Ruckert. by M.A. Richardon. 1846.
19pp, [1]. Uncut in original yellow wrappers, printed in red and black. Slight rubbed, marking to upper wrapper, chipping to extremities, preserved in cream buckram chemise.
Price
£ 375.00
[SYDNEY HARBOUR TRUST]. The port of sydney N.S.W. official handbook. Published by the Sydney Harbour Trust. 1913. Second edition.
68pp. With three illustrated colour maps, three folding monochrome photographic plates, and numerous monochrome photographic illustrations in the text. Original publisher's green cloth, stamped in gilt and blind, housed in drab paper slipcase. Extremities rubbed and a trifle discoloured. Text-block working loose of binding, occasional short tears to folding plates/maps, with clear tape repairs to verso of one plate. Compliment slip of the Sydney Harbour Trust Commissioners loosely inserted.
Price
£ 125.00
[BARBER, Mary]. A true tale To be added to Mr. Gay's fables. Printed by S. Powell, for George Ewing, at the Angel and Bible in Dame'-street. 1727. First edition, variant imprint..
7pp, [1]. Not in ESTC or Foxon; c/f N491542 and N13607. [Bound after:] GAY, John. Fables. Invented for the Amusement of His Highness William Duke of Cumberland. London Printed, and Dublin Reprinted for G. Risk, G. Ewing, and W. Smith, in Dame's-street, 1727. First Irish edition. [8], 109pp, [3]. With three terminal pages of advertisements. ESTC T13819, Foxon p.295. 8vo in 4s and 8s. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities, some chipping to head and foot of spine and cracking to joints, bumping to corners. Occasional marking, some closed tears. Early ink inscription of 'William Crose, Clithero' to FEP, further inked-over inscription to head of title.
Price
£ 1,250.00
TARVER, J[ohn] C[harles]. Dictionnaire des verbes francais: or, a dictionary of french verbs... Printed for John Souter. 1821. First London edition.
lix, [1], 277pp, [2]. With a final leaf of errata. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities worn and marked, some surface loss, splitting to joints, naive inked illustration to upper board, corners bumped. Pen-trials and illustrations to front endpapers, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
THOMSON, William. A practical treatise on the cultivation of the grape vine. William Blackwood and Sons. 1871. Seventh edition.
[2], viii, 102pp. With a half-title, an 8pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, and several engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of Shakspeare. Allan Bell and Co.. 1837.
In seven volumes. Each play has a separate title and pagination. With 31 engraved plates, and numerous engraved vignettes. Original publisher's gilt-stamped salmon cloth, A.E.G., housed in original publisher's moire cloth slipcase. Spines sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 375.00
TSAN SANG, Kwon. Select phrases in the conton dialect compiled by kwon tsan sang, canton, china, 1924. Printed by Wing Fat & Co.. [1924].
[2], viii, 54pp. Stapled into original publisher's blue printed paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle marked, creased, and discoloured. Lightly spotted, very occasional pencilled annotations/corrections.
Price
£ 250.00