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WHITE, John. The way to the true church: wherein the principall motives perswading to Romanisme, and questions touching the nature and authority of the Church and Scriptures, are familiarly disputed, and driuen to their issues, where, this day they sticke betweene the papists and vs contriued into an answer to a popish discourse, concerning the rule of faith, and the marks of the Church. And published to admonish such as decline to papistry, of the weake and vncertaine grounds, whereupon they haue ventured their soules... London. Printed by Richard Field for John Bull and William Barret, 1616. Fourth impression. Quarto. [64], 456pp, [12]. Final (blank) leaf pasted to REP. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities marked and discoloured. Pastedowns fashined from contemporary printer's waste, without free-endpapers, final word of author's attribution, 'Eccles', cut away from title and reinstated in an early manuscript hand, first two gatherings lightly damp-stained at foot, minute worm-trails to gutter, very occasional spotting. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 25126
SMITH, John. Select Discourses treating 1. Of the true way or method of attaining to divine knowledge. 2. Of superstition. 3. Of atheism. 4. Of the immortality of the soul. 5. Of the existence and nature of God. 6. Of prophesie. 7. Of the difference between the legal and the evangelical righteousness, the old and the new covenant, &c. 8. Of the shortness and vanity of a pharisaick righteousness. 9. Of the excellency and nobleness of true religion. 10. Of a Christians conflicts with, and conquests over, Satan... Cambridge. Printed by John Hayes, for W. Morden, 1673. Second edition, corrected. Quarto. xxx, [2], 512pp. Each section with divisional title page. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed and sunned, upper joint split. Armorial bookplate of racehorse owner, army officer, and politician Robert Byerley of Goldsborough (bap. 1660, d. 1714) to verso of title page, with his inked inscription to recto of FFEP. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 25492
WALTON, Izaak. The life of Dr. Sanderson, late Bishop of Lincoln... London. Printed for Richard Marriott, 1678. First edition. 8vo. [240]; [2], 45, [3], 47-167, [15], 169-253, [3], 255-276pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Later calf, stamped in gilt and blind, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, all edges red. Minor shelf-wear. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes, marquess of Crewe (1858-1945), politician and sometime secretary of state to India, contemporary manuscript pagination to the majority of leaves, manuscript index of 'Names in the life ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25699
[HOGARTH, Richard]. Thesaurium Trilingue Publicum: being an introduction to english, latin and greek. In Two parts. The First, Teaching Orthography, and the exactest Way of Pointing yet extant: Also Two Lessons for every Day in the Week for Children, and an Alphabetical Table of most Primitive words, both Grammatically and truly divided; with a Catalogue of such words, as being the same in Sound differ in Spelling and Signification. The Second, Containing a Method for the more Speedy attaining the Greek Tongue..... London. Printed by J.L. and are to be Sold by Randal Taylor..., 1689. First edition. 8vo. [8], 165pp, [3]. Contemporary panelled sheep, expertly rebacked, with portion of the earlier spine and contrasting morocco title lettering-piece laid down. A trifle rubbed to extremities, a little tearing to (later) endpapers), hinges exposed. Book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP; unintelligible biro inscription to FFEP; early initials (R.L) inscribed to head of title. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20280
[KEYNES, George?]. The roman martyrologe set forth by the command of pope gregory xiii. and reviewed by the authority of urban viii. Translated out of Latin into English, by G.K. of the Society of Jesus. St. Omers. Thomas Geubels, 1667. The Second Edition, in which are added diverse Saints, put in to the Calender, since the former Impression. Small 8vo. [18], 376pp, [2]. Without the blank +10, but with an additional leaf inserted at end, after Aa4, headed 'A prayer made by Pope Sixtus IV. Who' and featuring the Hail Mary to recto, with a blank verso, not recorded by Wing. Contemporary (treble) blind-ruled calf, later red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, with original metal clasps. Rubbed and slightly worn, with some crackling and creasing to surfaces, ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 24673
HICKES, George. A sermon Preached at the Cathedral Church of Worcester, On the 29th of May, 1684. Being the anniversary day of his majesty's Birth, and Happy Restauration. London. Printed by R. E. for Walter Kettilby, 1684. First edition. Quarto. [6], 37pp, [1].Recent black cloth. Recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, occasional spotting, margins shaved (clipping pagination at times). Presentation copy, inked inscription to title page: 'O. Walker Ex dono Auth' (remainder of inscription lost due to shaving). More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 20853
[HICKES, George]. The case of Infant-Baptism. In Five questions. I. Whether Infants are uncapable of Baptism? II. Whether Infants are excluded from Baptism by Christ? III. Whether it is lawful to separate from a Church, which appointeth Infants to be Baptised? IV. Whether it be the Duty of Christian Parents to bring their Children unto Baptism? V. Whether it is lawful to Communicate with Believers, who were Baptized in their Infancy?. London. Printed for Tho. Basset et al., 1683. First edition. Quarto. [4], 106pp, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Recent black cloth. Recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, occasional spotting, early pen-trial to verso of final leaf. Presentation copy, inked inscription to title page: '(?) Ex dono Authoris'. More > £ 850.00 Antiquates Ref. 20852
[JOBERT, Louis]. The knowledge of medals: or, instructions for Those who apply themselves to the Study of Medals both Ancient and Modern From the French. London. Printed for William Rogers, 1697. First edition in English. 8vo. [8], 215pp, [17]. Contemporary blind-ruled calf. Rubbed, paper library shelf-label to foot of spine. Leaves toned. Armorial bookplate of William Constable Esq. to FEP, inked ownership inscription to head of title page: 'Ex lib: J. Knaresbrough'. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15449
[HALLYWELL, Henry]. RUST, George. The remains of that Reverend and learned Prelate Dr. George Rust, Late Lord Bishop of Dromore, in the Kingdom of Ireland. Collected and Published By Henry Hallywell. London. Printed by M. Flesher, for Walter Kettilby, 1686. First edition. Quarto. [16], 64, 73-80pp. Text continuous despite pagination. Recent blind-ruled calf. Lightly rubbed and sunned. Leaves toned, minute marginal wormtrack. Book-label of John Stephens to FEP. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 21086
[BIBLE - English Authorised Version]. The holy bible... London. Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker, 1680. [744+]pp. With an engraved title page. N.T. has a separate title page dated 1675. Without the additional engraved title page: The history of ye old & New Testament in Cutts. (1671), ESTC R491229, Wing B2311A.

[Bound with:] [PSALTER - English]. The psalms of david in meeter... Edinburgh. Printed by Andrew Anderson, 1676. [46]pp. ESTC R170575, Wing B2525.

8vo. Handsomely bound in near contemporary richly gilt-tooled ... More >
£ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 25346
[TREASON]. The Grand indictment of high-treason Against the Marquess of Argyle, at the Instance of His Majesties Advocat: exhibited To the parliament of scotland, with An Account of what hath followed since thereupon. [Edinburgh?]. Printed for the Author, 1661. First edition. Folio. 13pp, [1]. Uncut. Stitched, as issued. Chipping and light damp-staining to margins, occasional spotting. Early inked ownership inscription 'Donald Williamson / Culloden by Inverness', and later inscription dated 1898 to title page. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 25305
BARROW, Isaac. A treatise of the Pope's Supremacy. To which is added a discourse Concerning The Unity of the Church. London. Printed by Miles Flesher, for Brabazon Aylmer, 1680. First edition. Quarto. [8], 428, [2], 49pp, [1]. Title page in red and black. 'A discourse concerning the unity of the Church' (Wing B932) has separate title page and pagination beginning quire 4A. Without portrait frontispiece. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later rebacked. Extremities worn, upper joint split, upper board held by two cords only. Bookplate of the Bath Reference Library to FEP, upper corner of text-block damp-stained, foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15438
PONTIS, [Louis], sieur de. Memoirs of Sieur De Pontis; Who served in the Army Six and fifty Years, under King Henry IV. Lewis the XIII. and Lewis the XIV. Containing Many remarkable passages relating to the war, the court, and the government of those Princes. London. Printed by F. Leach, for James Knapton, 1694. First edition in English. Folio. [8], 287pp, [1]/ Title page in red and black. Contemporary panelled speckled calf. Rubbed, joints starting, loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24800
STILLINGFLEET, Edward. An answer To several late treatises, Occasioned by a Book entituled a discourse Concerning the idolatry Practised in the Church of Rome, and The Hazard of Salvation in the Communion of it. London. Printed by R[obert] W[hite] for Henry Mortlock, 1673. [90], 291pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. ESTC R564, Wing S5559.

[Uniformly bound with:] STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A Second discourse in vindication of the Protestant Grounds of Faith, Against the Pretence of Infallibility In the Roman Church... London. Printed by R[obert] W[hite] for H[enry] Mortlock, 1673. [16], 295-695pp, [3]. ESTC R12158, Wing S5559. With an initial imprimatur leaf and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ... More >
£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 16387
[BIBLE - English, Geneva Version]. The bible: Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conterred with the best translations in divers Languages... Imprinted at London, by the Deputies of Christopher Barker. 1597. [2], 434, [4], 441-554 leaves. [par.], A-Iii2, *4, Kkk-Zzz8. N.T. has a separate title page dated 1495 [i.e. 1595]. Bound after an imperfect contemporary edition of the liturgy.

[Bound with:] HERREY, Robert F. Two right profitable and fruitfull concordances, or large and ample tables alphabeticall... Imprinted at London by the deputies of Christopher Barker..., [1597]. [164]pp. ESTC S125411, STC 13228b.13.

[And:] [PSALTER - English] STERNOLD, ... More >
£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23923
[SHOWER, Bartholomew, Sir]. Cases in parliament Resolved and Adjudged, upon Petitions, and Writs of Error. London. Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1698. First edition. Folio. [12], 224pp, [2]. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, marked, and scored, joints split, some surface loss to lower corner of upper board, early calf repair to upper corner. Armorial bookplate of Tervoe to FEP, very occasional later pencilled annotations to margins, scattered spotting. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 12232
TEMPLE, W[illiam], Sir. Letters Written by Sir W. Temple, Bart. and other Ministers of State, Both at Home and Abroad. Containing An account of the most Important Transactions that pass'd in Christendom from 1665 to 1672. London. Printed for J. Tonson et al., 1700. First edition. [12], 211, [1], 241-520; [2], 360pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. ESTC R14603, Wing T641.

[Together with:] TEMPLE, W[illiam], Sir. Letters to the king, the Prince of Orange, the Chief Ministers of State, and other persons. London. Printed for Tim. Goodwin, 1703. First edition. [8], 550pp. ESTC T136603.

8vo. Uniformly bound in contemporary blind-ruled calf. Without lettering-pieces. Rubbed. Armorial bookplates of Scottish author Francis Neville ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20802