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[LONDON]. London: a descriptive poem. Printed for William Darton. 1812. Second edition, corrected.
28pp, [4]. With eight copper-plates (dated 1813), and two terminal advertisement leaves. Stitched in original publisher's buff paper wrappers, lettered in black. Extremities dust-soiled and a trifle rubbed, some loss to spine. Substantial loss to foot of title, touching imprint with loss of price, occasional marginal chipping and small ink spots to text, tear to one plate, partial naive colouring of four plates.
Price
£ 275.00
[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
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.
Price
£ 300.00
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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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.
Price
£ 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 -'.
Price
£ 200.00
[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.
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£ 375.00
RIDER, William. Rider's almanack For the Year of our Lord God MDCCLXXVI. Being bissextile, or leap year: The Sixteenth of the Reign of His present Majesty, george the Third: The Twenty-fifth of the New Style used in Great Britain. And, The First Year of almanacks being restored to Freedom from Tyranny and Dulness. Compiled by the Rev. Mr. Rider, Sur Master of St. Paul's School. Printed for T. Carnan, at Number 65, in St. Paul's Church-yard; and G. Robinson, at Number 25, in Pater-noster-Row. [1775].
[18]ff. Interleaved with blanks (not included in the collation). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. [Bound with:] A companion to the reverend mr. rider's almanack, for mdcclxxvi. Containing A Variety of useful Particulars. Together with a cash-book, on a new plan; More Concise than any yet Published. London. Printed for T. Carnan...., [s.d.]. [17]ff (of 18?). Leaves unsigned as well as unpaginated. With the calendar printed entirely in red ink. Some shaving, with loss, to final lines of the last leaf. 18mo?. Contemporary blind-ruled limp calf wallet-binding, with remains of pink-ribbon tie to flap, marbled pastedown, with pockets at each end.
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£ 1,250.00
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
[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
FARQUHAR, [George]. The recruiting officer. A comedy... Printed for John Bell...and C. Etherington. 1776.
84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in recent tan paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
CULLYER, John. The gentleman & farmer's assistant; containing, first, Tables for Finding the Content of any Piece of Land, from dimensions taken in yards. Second, tables, Shewing the Width required for an Acre, in any Square Piece of Land, From One to Five Hundred Yards in Length. Third, tables, Shewing the Number of Loads that will Manure an Acre of Land, By knowing the Distance of the Heaps. Fourth, a table for measuring thatcher's work, from one to sixty four feet long, And from One to Twenty Five Feet High. Printed for the author, and sold by Stevenson and Matchett... [1798]. Second edition.
xix, [1], 124pp. Contemporary sheep, spine ruled in blind. Worn, with loss to extremities and head/foot of spine, cracking to joints, marking to boards. With various ink inscriptions/pen-trials/private stamps, and the bookplate of Ron Fiske, to front endpapers. Signed by the author at the end of the preface, inked corrections to leaf I2.
Price
£ 250.00
BROWNE, D[aniel] J[ay]. Letters from the Canary Islands. George W. Light. 1834. First edition.
140pp. With a lithographic frontispiece, an engraved map, and two woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's green decorated cloth, recently rebacked to style. A trifle rubbed. Light marginal damp-staining to frontispiece, ink-stamps of the New York Academy of Sciences to title and p.74, else clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To / The New York Lyceum of Nat. History / with the respects of / D. Jay Browne', with their ink-stamp to head of title.
Price
£ 350.00
EYRE, Edward. The parables of our lord translated into verse, and extended to their practical applications. For the use, more particularly, of young persons. Jarrold and Sons et al.. [1849]. First edition.
viii, [4], 89pp, [1]. With a 6pp publisher's advertisement catalogue, tipped-in errata slip, and an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-tooled green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Upper hinge split, recent armorial bookplate of 'R. C. Fiske Nth. Walsham' to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin. [c.1872]. Third edition.
In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing.
Price
£ 375.00