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JUNIUS, Balduinus. V. P. F. balduini junii ordinis s. francisci regularis observantiae, In Dominicas totius Anni conciones III. Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri. 1616. First edition.
In two parts. [16], 377, [13], 371pp, [5]. Contemporary blind-stamped pigskin, metal clasps, title in manuscript to spine.Rubbed and marked, slight scoring to boards. Ink stamp to verso of FFEP, ink ownership inscription to title-page, without title-page to the second part, occasional light dust-soiling/browning, marginal repairs to leaves D2 and O1 - not touching text, very small holes to margins of leaves S3-T4.
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£ 250.00
[BAKER, Pacificus]. A lenten monitor to christians, in Pious Thoughts, Moral Reflections, and Devout Aspirations, on the gospels, For every Day in lent, from Ash-Wednesday to Easter-Tuesday inclusive. Printed and Sold by J. Marmaduke. 1755. First edition.
xii, 364pp, [2]. With one of two terminal advertisement leaves. Recent brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, ink annotation to title-page, with slightest of loss to margin, leaves a trifle toned, occasional spotting, clear tape repairs to gutter margins of final gathering
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£ 300.00
HEIDEGGER, Johann Heinrich. Joh. henrici heideggeri [Hebrew title] Enchiridion biblicum iepomnhmonikon... Apud Jo. Felicem Bielckium. 1723. Fifth edition.
[8], 685pp, [11]. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum. Extremities discoloured and a trifle bumped. Near contemporary, and late nineteenth-century ownership inscriptions to FFEP, near contemporary inscription to lightly soiled title-page, small marginal hole to leaf O6, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 200.00
LE BEAU, [Charles]. The history of the lower empire; beginning from Constantine the Great. Translated from the French of M. Le Beau. Volume the first. Printed for T. Davies. 1770. First edition in English.
Volume I, all published. xxxi, [1], 390pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards. Without spine panel, rubbed and marked. Paste-downs sprung, short marginal tear to leaf T7, else internally immaculate.
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£ 850.00
FRANKLIN, Dr. Benjamin. STUBER, Dr. Henry. The life of Dr. Benj. Franklin. Written by himself. And continued by Dr. Stuber. Printed by T. Appleby. 1809.
194pp. Twentieth-century brown half morocco, gilt, marbled boards. Slightly marked, else a fine copy. Marbled endpapers. The signature line of the first leaf of each gathering bears, somewhat inexplicably, the words 'vol. I.' - no further volume was published.
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£ 350.00
MONTANUS, Paulus. Pauli montani...tractatus novus, de jure tutelarum, et curationum, In quo Universa Tutelaris materia, cum ampliationibus (ut dicitur) limitationibus, quaestionibusq; huic cognatis, nove & plene tam Theorice quam Practice declaratur, & enucleatur.... Apud Henricum de Swaef. 1656.
[22], 585pp, [81]. Title in red and black. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine, vellum ties. Extremities marked and discoloured, some loss to ties. Pastedowns sprung, ink annotation to verso of FFEP, marginal loss to G1 (index), else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. Breviarium parisiense...Pars hyemalis. Sumptibus suis ediderunt Bibliopolae Usuum Parisiensium. 1767.
9, [23], 484, cciii, [5], xvi, 12pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. Hinges exposed, slight wear to endpapers, ink ownership inscription to FEP, light water-staining to first gathering - primarily marginal, occasional spotting.
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£ 125.00
HOLMES, Oliver Wendell. Border lines of knowledge in some provinces of medical science... Ticknor and Fields. 1862. First edition.
[4], 80pp. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped buckram, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, some loss to head of spine, sunned, slight splitting to upper joint. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FFEP; 'Ed. W. Sawyer / Harvard Medical College / Boston / Mass / Dec. 18th 1870', with his armorial bookplate to FEP, later ink-stamps of 'I. N. Danforth' to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
PERRIN, John. Entertaining and instructive exercises, with the rules of the french syntax. Printed for B. Law. 1797. Eighth edition.
xii, 384pp. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, spine and joints cracked. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. Chez J. Johnson et al.. 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking.
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£ 100.00
[MAGNA CARTA]. Magna Charta, cum statutis, tum antiquis, tum recentibus, maximopere animo tenedis, iam nouiter excusa, & summa diligentia emendata & correcta. Cui adiecta junt nonnulla Statuta, nunc demum tipis aedita. Imprinted [by Adam Islip] for the Companie of Stationers. 1618.
[6], 258 leaves. Nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Light damp-staining to head of preliminary leaves, worm-trail to gutter margins throughout and to fore-edge of final four gatherings, occasional light spotting.
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£ 850.00
TARTT, W[illiam] M[acDowell]. Memoirs connected with the life and writings of pandolfo collenuccio da pesaro: with other memoirs of the fifteenth century. [s.n.]. 1868. First edition.
vi, 329, [5], 5pp, [1]. Engraved portrait frontispiece, Original publisher's plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, marked, and water-stained, loss to lower portion of spine, chipping to lettering-piece. Foxed throughout. Presentation copy, inscribed to FFEP; 'To his nephew / Samuel Carrington C. E. / with the author's kind regards / 8 October 1871'.
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£ 100.00
BUXTON, Charles. The ideas of the day on policy. John Murray. 1866. First edition.
vi, 111pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's blind-ruled navy cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed, corners bumped. Upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, hole to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, neat repair to lower corner of D1, lightly foxed.
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£ 50.00
MAVOR, William. The british nepos; or, youth's mirror: being select lives of illustrious britons... Printed for R. Phillips. 1798. First edition.
xi, [5], 464pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep. Heavily worn, loss to head and foot of spine, joints cracked with upper board held by cords only. Hinges exposed, ink gift inscription to FEP; 'To / Jane Gurney Junr. / From / Robert Barclay / 1799', without RFEP, occasional light spotting.
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£ 250.00
[CHRISTIANITY]. Le miroir des ames, ou exposition des differens etats des ames par rapport a dieu, conformement a la realite ou aux idees allegoriques de la Foi... Chez Perisse Freres. 1827. Dixieme edition [i.e. tenth edition].
[4], 164pp. Contemporary calf, lettered and tooled in gilt. Extremities worn, with loss to spine. Occasional light spotting internally.
Price
£ 100.00
LEADBEATER, Mary. Poems, by mary leadbeater, (late shackleton) to which is prefixed her translation of the thirteenth book of the aeneid; with the latin original, written in the fifteenth century, by maffaeus. Printed for the Author; and published by Martin Keene. 1808. First edition.
[4], ii, [6], 419pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A trifle marked, splitting to joints, spine worn. Very occasional spotting/marginal loss.
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£ 450.00
BARCLAY, Rachel. Select pieces of poetry, intended to promote piety and virtue in the minds of young people. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1795. First edition.
[4], v, [2], vi-viii, 168pp. With half title and inserted errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, with slight loss at head of spine, small crack to upper joint. Several leaves protruding from text block, occasional marking. Presentation copy, inscribed by the husband of the late compiler 'Jane Gurney from David Barclay' to head of half-title.
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£ 450.00
MARTINEAU, Harriet. British rule in india; a historical sketch. Smith, Elder and Co.. 1857. First edition.
vi, [2], 356, 4pp. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's printed drab cloth boards. Light rubbing and marking, dust-soiled. Near contemporary and later inked ownership inscriptions to head of FFEP, small paper flaw to lower corner of leaf D3
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£ 100.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Observations on the religious peculiarities of the Society of Friends. Published by J. and A. Arch. 1824. First edition.
xii, 368pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight marking to upper board. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck / from the author'.
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£ 350.00
GURNEY, Joseph John. Hints on the portable evidence of Christianity. John & Arthur Arch et al.. 1832. Second edition.
[3], vi-viii, [1], iv, 183pp, [1]. Contents leaf misbound. Original publisher's cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece to upper board. A trifle rubbed, spots of marking. Foxed, slight loss to RFEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Henry Birkbeck with / the author's kind regards / 6th month 9th / 1834'.
Price
£ 250.00