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P[ISSOR], L.. Les veritables propheties de Michel Nostradamus, en concordance avec les evenemens de la revolution, pendant les annee 1789, 1790 et suivantes, jusques et compris le retour de S. M. Louis XVIII. Chez Lesne. 1816.
[2], iii, [1], 258; [2], 228pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece to each volume. Contemporary navy sheep backed marbled boards, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates to both FEPs of Bath Reference Library, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[HUGUENOTS]. The true and last declaration of the inhabitants of the Cevennes, now in arms for the defence of their religion, lives, and liberties, against the cruelties and tyranny of their persecutors...With a letter from their leaders to their King. And two other letters sent lately from Geneva to a gentleman now in London...All translated out of French copies... Printed for Tho. Parkhurst. 1703. First English edition.
[2], 34pp. [Bound after:] DU MOULIN, Lewis. A short and true account of the several advances the Church of England hath made towards Rome... London. [s.n.], 1680. 88, [2], 99-112pp. Short closed tear to title, occasional ink underlining, annotations, and damp-staining, paper flaw to leaf O with loss of several characters to p.105, replaced in manuscript. [And:] England enslaved under popish successors: being a true history of the oppressions this nation groaned under in times of popery. London. Printed for Jonathan Wilkins, 1681. 44pp. [And:] A List of such of the names of the nobility, gentry and commonalty of England and Ireland, (amongst whom are several women and children) who are all by an act of a pretended parliament assembled in Dublin in the kingdom of Ireland, the 7th of May, 1689. before the late King James, attainted of high treason... London. Printed for R. Clavel...and J. Watts, 1690. [2], 5-52, 49-70pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Shaving to F3, with loss to marginal notation. [And:] HART, Richard. Parish churches turn’d into conventicles, by serving God therein, and worshiping him otherwise then according to the established liturgy and practice of the Church of England... London. Printed by Ralph Holt, for Obadiah Blagrave, 1683. [2], 22pp. [And:] HALE, Matthew. The judgment of the late Lord Chief Justice Sir Matthew Hale, of the nature of true religion, the causes of its corruption, and the churches calamity, by mens additions and violences: with the desired cure... London. Printed for B. Simmons, 1684. [12], 64pp. Small marginal hole to terminal leaf. [And:] PIERCE, Tho[mas]. The primitive rule of reformation: delivered in a sermon before His Maiesty at Whitehall, Feb. 1. 1662. in vindication of our Church against the novelties of Rome...Published by His Majesties special command. Oxford. Printed by H[enry] H[all] for Ric. Royston. 1663. Sixth edition. [8], 37pp, [1]. [And:] [SHERLOCK, William]. An answer to a late Dialogue between a new Catholick convert and a Protestant, to prove the mystery of the Trinity to be as absurd a doctrine as transubstantiation... London. Printed for Thomas Bassett, 1687. [2], 14pp. [And:] [STILLINGFLEET, Edward]. The doctrine of the Trinity and transubstantiation compared, as to Scripture, reason, and tradition, in a new dialogue between a Protestant and a Papist. The first part... London. Printed by J. D. for W. Rogers, 1687. 47pp, [1]. Ink annotation to foot of title, one instance of manuscript correction to text. [And:] [STILLINGFLEET, Edward]. The doctrine of the Trinity and transubstantiation compared, as to Scripture, reason, and tradition, in a new dialogue between a protestant and a papist. The second part... London. Printed for William Rogers, 1687. [4], 43pp, [1]. Small worm-holes to margins throughout. [And:] KIDDER, Richard. The judgment of private discretion in matters of religion defended; in a sermon on I Thessal. V. 21. Preached at St. Pauls Covent-Garden, Feb. XXIII. 1686. London. Printed for Brabazon Aylmer, 1687. [8], 32pp. Ink numeral to head of title, dust-soiling to final leaf. [And:] STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A sermon preached November V. 1673. at St. Margarets Westminst. London. Printed, by Robert White, for Henry Mortlock, 1674. [4], 50pp. Without imprimatur leaf. [And:] [LLOYD, William]. A sermon preached before the House of Lords, on November 5. 1680. London. Printed by M. C. for Henry Brome, 1680. [8], 39pp, [1]. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Dono R...Authoris' to recto of initial imprimatur leaf. [And:] [LLOYD, William]. A sermon preached before Their Majesties at Whitehall, on the fifth day of November, 1689. Being the anniversary-day of thanksgiving for that great deliverance from the gunpowder-treason, and also the day of His Majesties happy landing in England. London. Printed for Robert Clavell, 1689. [4], 32pp. [And:] [LLOYD, Wiiliam]. A sermon preached before Her Majesty, on May 29, being the anniversary of the restauration of the King and royal family. London. Printed for Thomas Jones, 1692. [2], 25pp, [3]. Without half-title. With terminal advertisement leaf. Quarto. Bound in nineteenth-century (?) half-vellum, green cloth boards, title in manuscript to spine. A trifle marked, discolouration to spine. Occasional annotations to titles, browning, shaving to top-margins with loss to running-titles and/or pagination. From the recently dispersed Mendham collection, with Joseph Mendham's manuscript index to fly-leaf.
Price
£ 950.00
[TICKELL, Richard]. Anticipation: containing the substance of His M---------y's most gracious speech to both H------s of P----l-----t, on the opening of the approaching session, together with a full and authentic account of the debate which will take place in the H----e of C------s, on the motion for the address, and the amendment... Printed for T. Becket. 1778. Ninth edition.
[3], iv-vi, [2], 74pp, [2]. Without half-title. With terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Some rubbing, upper joint split, lower board detached. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp, later ink ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf; 'Rigby Wason / Middle Temple / January 19th 1822'. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP; 'from the author'.
Price
£ 150.00
[SHIPWRECK]. Account of the wreck of the Rothsay castle steam packet, in the Menai Strait, on Wednesday, August 17, 1831. [Narrative series. No. 832]. Printed for the Religious Tract Society; and sold...by J. Nisbet. [1831]. First edition.
8pp. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, overall a fine copy.
Price
£ 75.00
TUCKER, Josiah. Four tracts on political and commercial subjects. Printed by R. Raikes. And Sold by J. Rivington. 1774. Second edition.
xv, [2], 18-224pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, recently rebacked to style, lettered in gilt. Rubbed to joints. Internally clean and crisp, a near fine copy.
Price
£ 175.00
HUSKISSON, William. Shipping interest. Speech of the Right Hon. W. Huskisson in the house of commons, Monday, the 7th of May, 1827, on General Gascoyne's motion... Printed for J. Hatchard & Son. 1827. First edition.
93pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in late nineteenth century navy half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Very slightly rubbed to extremities. A trifle dust-soiled, small ink stamp of the Webster Collection to verso of final leaf, overall a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
[EDUCATION]. L'orateur recueil de pieces choisies et de morceaux frappans tires des meilleurs auteurs Francois. Ouvrage instructif pour les personnes qui apprennent le Francois, et amusant pour ceux qui le savant. De L'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 420pp. With a subscriber's list of a mere 20 persons, some representing London schools at Walthamstow, Sloane Street, Kensington, and Harley Street. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some slight surface loss, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP of 'Caroline Bettesworth / June 1799.', a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 300.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. Fabulous Histories; or, the history of the robins. Designed for the instruction of children, respecting their treatment of animals. Published by Thomas Allman. 1844.
vi, 215pp, [1]. With a frontispiece and 11 engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth, spine richly gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed, spots of marking, corners bumped. Several gatherings protruding from text block, ink ownership inscription of 'L. A. Woodhouse' to head of title, recent bookplate to FEP of bibliophile and historian Eric S. Quayle (1921-2001).
Price
£ 50.00
TRIMMER, Mrs. [Sarah]. Fabulous histories by Mrs. Trimmer: or, the history of the robins. Designed for the instruction of young children, respecting their treatment of animals. Printed for N. Hailes. 1834. Fourteenth edition.
viii, 240pp, [4]. With two terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements. With 16 woodcut vignettes by Thomas Bewick. Contemporary green morocco backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, corners bumped. Numerous ink ownership inscriptions of the 'Miller' family dating from the 1840's, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
ARISTOPHANES. Aristophanis comoediae duae Plutus & Nubes: cum scholiis Graecis antiquis, quibus adjiciuntur notae quaedam, simul cum gemino indice. In usum studiosae juventutis. Impensis Rob. Clavel. 1695. First edition.
[24], 463pp, [33]. Contemporary panelled calf. Heavy rubbing to extremities, joints split, upper board separating. Browning to blank endpapers, FEP working loose, occasional light creasing.
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£ 250.00
CARR, John. A northern summer; or travels round the Baltic, through Denmark, Sweden, Russia, Prussia, and part of Germany, in the year 1804...Abridged from the original. Printed by D. M'Kenzie for the Booksellers. 1806. Second edition.
xii, [1], 14-300pp. Uncut in original publisher's plain paper boards, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbing, with loss to spine. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
PORTER, R.. The pleasures of home, with other poems. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy et al.. 1821. Second edition.
[4], ii, [2], 128pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Spine a trifle rubbed, light marking to boards, loss to lettering-piece. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mr. Edwd. Brooks - / with R. Porter's, christian regard, / Oct. 2 - 1821 -'.
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£ 200.00
PEARSON, Susanna. Essays and letters, humbly and affectionately presented to the church of Christ. Printed and Sold by S. H. Cowell et al.. 1827. Second edition.
viii, [1], 6-224pp. Original publisher's printed tan paper boards. A trifle rubbed, slight surface loss and tearing at joints, spots of marking. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
[BARNARD, Alfred]. The maltings, great grimsby. [Excerpted from Noted Breweries of Great Britain & Ireland]. [s.n., Joseph Causton & Sons], [s.d., c.1890s].
40pp. With reproductions of 12 line drawings and a single photographic illustration. Finely bound in publisher's full calf, gilt, with elaborate titling design from the original work featuring on the upper board, above the lettering 'The Maltings, Great Grimsby'. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a crisp copy.
Price
£ 375.00
DAVENANT, William. Madagascar; with other Poems. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1648. Second edition.
[12], 84, 92-115, 117-140pp. Nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, upper board soiled. Neat later biographical notes (reporting contemporary gossip relating Shakespeare perhaps being more than Davenant's god-father) in manuscript to a blank fly-leaf. 'In felicitate felix' inscribed in early manuscript to title. Occasional marking, including a little to title, sporadic shaving to title and pagination.
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£ 950.00
CLEVELAND, John. Poems...With Additions, never before Printed. [s.n.], Printed in the Yeare 1654. Eleventh edition.
[4], 107pp, [3], 12pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece. Without terminal blank. Finely bound in twentieth-century brown morocco, ruled and decorated in blind, lettered to spine in gilt. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightest of shelf wear to extremities, else a fine copy. Portrait neatly restored to verso, without loss. Early ink inscription of J. Pirie to head of title, recent bookplate of Christopher Rowe to FEP.
Price
£ 500.00
GUTHRY, Henry. Memoirs of Henry Guthry, late Bishop of Dunkel [sic], in Scotland: wherein the conspiracies and rebellion against King Charles I. of blessed memory, to the time of the murther of that monarch, are briefly and faithfully related. Printed for W. B. and sold by J. Nutt. 1702. First edition.
[14], 144, 129-255pp, [1]. With half-title. Complete despite erratic pagination. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed to spine, with slight loss to head and foot and some splitting to joints, slightest of marking to boards. Recent bookplates of Rhiwlas library and Christopher Rowe to FEP and recto of FFEP respectively, earlier ink ownership inscription of 'J. Gaughan' to same, occasional neat pencil annotations to margins, rear paste-down sprung.
Price
£ 150.00
[CAMUS, Jean-Pierre]. Elise, or Innocencie Guilty. A new romance, translated into English by Jo: Jennings, Gent. Printed by T. Newcomb for Humphrey Moseley. 1655. First English edition.
[6], 150pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Title in red and black. Recent blind-stamped calf. Very slight rubbing to joints, minor water damage to top corner of upper board. Several leaves closely trimmed to top margin, repairs to head of D1, L4 and M1 and gutter of Q2, with some loss of sense to first line of D1, small hole to text of Q without loss of sense, marginal worm-trail to final three gatherings, very light damp-staining throughout.
Price
£ 650.00
CLEVELAND, John. Poems...With Additions, never before Printed. [s.n.], Printed in the Year, 1654. Tenth edition.
Two parts in one volume. [4], 107, [4], [2], 12pp. With engraved frontispiece portrait. Nineteenth-century tan morocco, spine richly gilt, with diamond lozenge ruling to boards, in the style of Charles Lewis. Unidentified monogram bookplate to FEP. Rubbed, with chipping at head and foot of spine, crack to upper joint (but with board holding firmly). Occasional shaving, without loss of sense, paper adhesion to blank-fly leaf, else a crisp and clean copy.
Price
£ 500.00
COOPER, Samuel. Consolation to the mourner, and instruction both to youth and old age, from the early death of the righteous: in two discourses by Samuel Cooper, D. D. minister of Great Yarmouth. Occasioned by the death of his eldest daughter, (who had only just entered into her twenty-first year) to which is subjoined, an appendix: containing her character, and two elegies on her death. Printed and Sold by Downes and March. 1786. First edition.
[2], x, 3-174pp. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of 'R. C. Fiske Nth. Walsham' to FEP, very minor damp-staining to margins of latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 250.00