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[BIBLIOTHECA LITERARIA]. Bibliotheca literaria, being a collection of Inscriptions, Medals, Dissertations, &c. To be Continued... Printed for W. and J. Innys, 1722-1724. First edition.
10 volumes bound as one. [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 47, [3], [2], 48, [2], 48, [2], 48pp. Without the advertisement leaves which followed each title-page. Bound by Hatton of Manchester in nineteenth-century half-calf, burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, all edges red. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of the library of the Earls of Macclesfield to FEP, occasional marginal staining, foxed.
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£ 450.00
[POETRY SACRED AND MORAL]. A collection of poetry, sacred and moral, for the use of schools. Printed by J. Black, Bookseller. 1804. First edition.
vii, [1], 81pp, [1]. Disbound. Some shaving to pagination at head, with '2' inked to head of title.
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£ 200.00
[PSALMS - SCOTTISH CHURCH]. The psalms of david in metre: According to the Version, approved by the Church of Scotland, And appointed to be sung in Congregations and Families. Printed by J. & M. Robertson. 1792.
360pp. ESTC T171310. [Bound with:] Translations and paraphrases, in verse, of several passages of sacred scripture, collected and prepared by a committee of the general assembly of the church of scotland, in order to be sung in churches. Edinburgh. Printed and Sold by J. Dickson, 1792. [4], 122pp. ESTC T91827. 12mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting.
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£ 150.00
RUSSELL, John Russell Earl. Papal aggression. Speech of the right honourable lord john russell, delivered in the house of commons, February 7. 1851. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1851. First edition.
[3], 6-48pp. Without half-title. [Bound with:] M'CAUL, Alexander. The bill worse than the bull. A letter to the very rev. gilbert elliot, d.d., dean of bristol. London. Wertheim and Macintosh, 1851. First edition. 8pp. [And:] The queen, or the pope? The question considered in its political, legal and religious aspects... Edinburgh & London. William Blackwood & Sons, 1850. Second edition. x, [1], 12-112pp. [And:] WISEMAN, [Nicholas Patrick]. An appeal to the reason and good feeling of the english people on the subject of the catholic hierarchy. London. Thomas Richardson and Son, 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] CUMMING, John. Notes on the cardinal's manifesto, in a letter to the right hon. lord john russell, Her Majesty's Prime Minister. London. Arthur Hall, Virtue & Co., 1850. First edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Address delivered at a public meeting of the inhabitants of allhallows the great and less, london: convened for the purpose of considering the propriety of presenting an address to the crown on the recent act of papal aggression: Nov. 15, 1850. London. Thomas Hatchard, 1850. First edition. 16pp. [And:] NICOLINI, J. B. The detail and evidence of a new conspiracy of the pope, dr. wiseman, and other romish priests, against the faith and liberties of england, with interesting revelations. London. Printed for the Author, 1850. First edition. 21pp, [1]. [And:] LORD, James. Concessions and consequences. Reasons against proposed endowment of the romish priesthood. [London]. [Macintosh], [1849]. First edition. 8pp. Extracted from the Protestant Magazine. [And:] THORTON, John. Report of a public meeting of the inhabitants of clapham, on the encroachments of rome... London. Published by D. Batten, [1850]. First edition. 35pp, [1]. Ink gift inscription to head of title. [And:] NOLAN, Thomas. The royal supremacy considered in connexion with the late papal aggression... London. Sampson Low, 1850. Second edition. 32pp. [And:] GOODE, William. Reply to the letter and declaration respecting the royal supremacy, received from archdeacons manning and wilberforce, and professor mill. London. J Hatchard and Son, 1850. First edition. 27pp, [1]. With half-title. Newspaper clipping tipped-in to recto of terminal leaf. [And:] DRUMMOND, Henry. Speech of henry drummond...on the Second Reading of the Ecclesiastical Titles Bill... London. Thomas Bosworth, 1851. Third edition. x, [1], 12-47pp, [1]. 8vo. Contemporary half-calf, blue buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, chipping and loss to lettering-pieces. Occasional ink underlining/spotting.
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£ 150.00
[SEAMAN'S JOURNAL]. The new and complete seaman's journal being an improvement on the plan marked out by John Hamilton Moore, in his new Daily Assistant. Published for the Use of Seamen. Printed and sold by Charles Oram, Paper-Maker, Stationer, Bookbinder, Chart and Navigation Bookseller, 57 Broad-quay, Bristol. [1840?].
[33]ff, consisting of printed title and 22 leaves accomplished in manuscript, the remainder blank. Original stiff marbled wrapper. Creased, with old central fold, slightly worn to extremities. A series of manuscript laundry lists 'sent on shore', dated July 1841, on 2 folded folios and the verso of a printed billhead for 'Bodry's Chop House...opposite the Scotch Kirk, Tank Square, Calcutta', loosely inserted.
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£ 950.00
[BRISTOL GAOL]. [Drop-head title:] Bristol Gaol Bill. Bristol, August 4, 1792. Objections to an act lately obtained for building a new gaol within the city of Bristol, and for other purposes; and reasons for a suspension and repeal thereof, presented to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Common Council, by the Delegates from the several Parishes, and from the Castle-Precincts, within the city. Printed by W. Pine. [1792]. First edition.
9pp, [1]. Uncut, stitched as issued. With docket title printed to verso of final leaf. Three horizontal folds, later stitching to spine, substantial ink-stain to verso of final leaf.
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£ 450.00
DUVERGER, William. A comparison between the idioms, genius, and phraseology, of the french and english languages; illustrated in an alphabetical series of examples... Printed by R. Juigne...and Darton and Harvey [s.d., c.1809]. First edition.
[6], 405pp, [1]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep.Extremities rubbed and marked. A trifle creased/spotted.
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£ 250.00
PERRIN, Jean. Fables amusantes: avec Une Table Generale & Particuliere des mots, & de leur Signification en Anglois, Selon l'Ordre des Fables, Pour en rendre la Traduction plus facile a l'Ecolier. Chez B. Law...T. Cadell...P. Elmsly. 1781. Troisieme edition [i.e. third edition].
xvi, 220pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards, loss to head and foot of spine. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding slightly from text-block.
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£ 250.00
WESLEY, John. Primitive physic: or, an easy and natural method of curing most diseases. Printed by Wilkinson ans Courtney. 1809. Twenty-sixth edition.
xx, [1], 22-132pp. [Bound after:] TISSOT, [Samuel Auguste David]. Advice with respect to health. Extracted from dr. tissot. Dublin. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney, 1809. Seventh edition. 228pp. 12mo. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Lightly foxed, paper repairs to fore-edges of leaves D2-3 of first bound-work, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[ETON COLLEGE]. A list of eton college, taken at election, 1829. Printed and Sold by E. Williams. [1829].
23pp, [1]. [Bound with:] [A further 12 Eton College lists covering the years 1830-1840 (two representing 1839, taken at election and Christmas respectively), all printed by E. Williams.] 12mo. Contemporary black half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed. Very occasional loss and short tears to margins, occasional ink and pencil deletions and corrections.
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£ 150.00
[CHURCH OF SCOTLAND]. An dara leabhar air son nan sgoilean gae'lach: a ta air an cumail suas le comunn ardsheanaigh eaglais na h-alba. Clodh-Bhuailte le Iain Collie. 1826.
72pp. Original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers. Rubbed, chipping to spine, upper joint splitting, remnants of stitching to wrapper edges. Several small worm-trails - occasional touching text without loss of sense, lightly spotted.
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£ 100.00
[MUSES FAREWEL]. The muses farewel to Popery and Slavery, or, a collection of Miscellany Poems, Satyrs, Songs, &c. Made by the most Eminent Wits of the Nation, as the Shams, Intreagues, and Plots of Priests and Jesuits gave occasion. Printed for N[athaniel]. R[anew]. H[enry]. F[aithorne]. and J[ohn]. K[ersey].. 1689. First edition.
[6], 144pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. ESTC R19207, Wing M3140. [Bound with:] A supplement to the collection of miscellany poems against Popery & Slavery. London. [s.n.], 1689. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. ESTC R28188, Wing S6186. 8vo. Recent navy half-morocco, blue moire boards, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. Very occasional spotting/marginal repairs, shaving to head, minute worm-trail to lower margin, early annotation to head of p.94 of second bound work.
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£ 500.00
[NATURAL PHILOSOPHY]. Elements of natural philosophy, arranged under the following heads: Matter and Motion, The Universe, The Solar System, The Fixed Stars, The Earth considered as a Planet, The Atmosphere, Meteors, Springs, Rivers, and the Sea, Fossils, Plants, Animals, The Human Frame, and the human understanding. Printed by Joseph Smyth. 1812. First edition?.
iv, 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Extremities worn and marked, lower board later restored to style, splitting to spine and joints. Ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'James J. Adams / January 14 1845', occasional slight marginal loss, foxed.
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£ 250.00
[WOLLASTON, Charlton Byam]. The satires of persius translated. Printed by G. Clark. 1833.
xvi, [4], 103pp, [3]. Parallel Latin and English text. Original publisher's maroon cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, spots of marking, spine sunned. Armorial bookplate of William Mundy Esq. to FEP, with his ownership inscription to head of title together with annotation revealing authorship, adhesive residue from removed bookplate to verso fo FFEP, with offsetting to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[TAYLOR, Jane]. [GILBERT, Ann (Taylor)]. Rhymes for the nursery. Printed for Darton and Harvey. 1836. New edition, revised.
viii, 96pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Original publisher's green roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Without FFEP, lightly spotted.
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£ 200.00
STERRY, Peter. England's deliverance From the Northern Presbytery, compared With its Deliverance from the Roman Papacy: or A Thanksgiving sermon preached on Nov. 5. 1651. at St Magarets Westminster, Before the Supreme Authority of this Nation, The High Court of Parliament. Printed by Peter Cole. 1652.
[8], 46pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Stitched into later drab card wrappers, title in manuscript to upper panel. Extremities rubbed, discoloured, and a trifle marked. Leaves lightly toned, occasional spotting, small hole to lower corner of leaf B2.
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£ 200.00
NOMESY, Nicolas. Parnassus poeticus biceps, Nicolai Nomeseii charmensis lotharingii opera maxima primum congestus. Cui, post Sacram Poesim, ad novem priores Musas, decima, nullo visa oculo Echo accessit. Sumptibus Bernardi Gualtheri. 1619. Ultima editio.
[14], 1160pp, [24], 112pp. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities bumped and discoloured, very small hole to spine. Front pastedown and free-endpaper detached, without rear endpapers and pastedown, binding separating from text-block - held by cords to upper board only, contemporary ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, near contemporary partially deleted ownership inscription to foot of title-page, leaves toned, foxed.
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£ 200.00
[KENDALL, Edward Augustus]. Keeper's travels in search of his master. Printed for J. Harris. 1815. New edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With a wood-engraved frontispiece, and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Near contemporary ownership inscription to FEP, without FFEP, foxed.
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£ 100.00
LIGHTFOOT, John. An handfull of gleanings out of the book of exodus. Probable solution of some of the mainest scruples, and explanation of the hardest places of that booke. Scarely given by any heretofore. Printed by R. Cotes, For Andrew Crooke. 1643. First edition.
[4], 58pp, [2]. With terminal imprimatur leaf. Bound by Bayntun in recent half-calf, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spotting.
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£ 250.00
MARTIN, Benjamin. The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the present state of experimented physiology or natural philosophy... Printed for John Noon. 1738. Second edition.
vii, [1], 362pp, [6]. With 26 engraved folding plates, and two folding tables. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of JeremiahStevens to endpapers, very short tear to margin of leaf N2, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00