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[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
[CRICKET]. D'URFEY, Thomas. The Richmond Heiress: or, a Woman Once in the Right . A comedy, acted At the theatre royal, By Their Majesties Servants. London. Printed for Samuel Briscoe, 1693. First edition. Quarto. [8], 32, 29-36, 41-64pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Variant setting, the title page has 'Royal' spelled correctly and 'by Mr. D'Urfey', the line beneath the author statement is unbroken, the stage direction reads to leaf H4v reads 'Cunnington'. Recent calf-backed, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Light shelf-wear. Leaves toned, small burn-hole to leaf C2, short tear to leaf F3 (touching text without loss), occasional ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19458
[CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY]. Hymenaeus Cantabrigiensis. Cantabrigiae, [i.e. Cambridge]. Ex Officina Johannis Hayes, celeberrimae Academia Typographi, 1683. First edition. Quarto. [136]pp. Without A1, as issued. Recent blue half-morocco, buckram boards, titled in gilt to spine. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Spine a trifle browned, else a fine copy. With an early manuscript verse in 12 lines, entitled 'Variatio martialis' to blank fly leaf at end. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15006
[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. London. 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 ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17424
MILBOURNE, Luke [translator]. The Christian Pattern paraphras'd: or, The book of The Imitation of Christ, Commonly ascrib'd to Thomas A Kempis, made English by Luke Milbourne, A Presbyter of the Church of England. London. Printed for Abel Roper...and Roger Clavel, 1697. Second edition. 8vo. xvi, 328pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Without initial blank leaf. Contemporary panelled calf, recently expertly rebacked to style. Boards rubbed. Endpapers browned and spotted, early inked shelf-mark to FEP, very occasional chipping/loss to margins, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19359
CHAUNCY, Isaac. The Divine Institution of Congregational Churches, Ministry and Ordinances, [As has bin Professed by those of that Persuasion] Asserted and Proved from the word of god. London. Printed for Nathanael Hiller.., 1697. Sole edition. 12mo. xii, 142pp. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Worn, with loss to spine, splitting to joints (but with boards holding firmly), some marking to boards, damp-staining, some browning and occasional marginal worming to text-block. Early ink inscription ('John Stacy his book') to FFEP, further pencilled inscription to FEP. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15245
[ENGLISH THEATRE]. Timoleon: or, The Revolution. A Tragi-Comedy. London. Printed by W. Onley, for John Sturton, 1697. First edition. Quarto. [8], 80pp. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned/foxed, later inked annotation to title-page. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19290
FALKNER, William. Libertas Ecclesiastica, or, a discourse, Vindicating the lawfulness of those things, which are chiefly excepted against in the Church of England, especially in its liturgy and worship. And manifesting their agreeableness with the Doctrine and practice both of Ancient and Modern Churches. London. Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for Walter Kettilby, 1674. First edition. 8vo. [16], 552pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, richly tooled in gilt, gilt supra libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G.. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, printed shelf-label to verso of FFEP, very small hole to text ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16389
CARTWRIGHT, Christopher. Certamen Religiosum: or, a conference between The late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a vindication of the protestant cause... London. Printed for W. Lee...and R. Royston, 1651. First edition. Quarto. [14], 366, 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. With an additional title-page, dated 1652, bound-in. Late nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of 'Richard Harington' to FEP, ink ownership inscription and annotations to FFEP, very small holes to title-page - just clipping text, slight marginal loss to Oo, paper flaws to text of p.300-301 - without loss of sense, ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15283
[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
CATON, William. An abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius's ecclesiastical history, in two parts... London. Printed for Francis Holden, 1698. Second edition. 8vo. 32, [4], 95, 94-210, 111-130pp, [10]. With five terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early eighteenth-century inked ownership inscriptions of James and Joseph Steevens to front and rear endpapers, slight loss to lower corner of leaf a7, a trifle toned. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 18063
[LOCKE, John - Misattributions]. A Common-place Book to the holy bible: or, the Scriptures Sufficiency Practicall Demonstrated. Wherein Whatsoever is contain'd in Scripture, Respecting Doctrine, Worship, or Manners, is reduced to its Proper Head: Weighty Cases Resolved, Truths Confirmed, difficult Texts Illustrated, and Explained by others more plain. London. Printed by Edw. Jones, for Awnsham and John Churchill, 1697. Third edition. Quarto. [16], 310, [10]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-panelled speckled calf, neatly rebacked and recornered in brown morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Binding a trifle rubbed and a little marked, new endpapers. Small rust hole to G3, without loss of sense, else a crisp and clean copy. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 12749
DRAYTON, Michael. England's Heroical Epistles, written In Imitation of the Stile and Manner of Ovid's Epistles: with annotations of The Chronicle History. London. Printed for S. Smethwick, [c.1695]. 8vo. [8], 225pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Recent calf-backed decorated paper boards, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Ink inscriptions to title, browning to all leaves, occasional spots of dust-soiling and light marginal damp-staining, loss of characters 'h' and 'i' of 'white' on p.199. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 13209
[D'AUVERGNE, Edward]. A Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions of the Last Campaigne, in the Confederate Army. Under the Command of His Majesty of Great Britain...In the Spanish Netherlands, Anno Dom. 1692. London. Printed for Dorman Newman, 1693. First Edition. Quarto. [8], 68pp. With imprimatur leaf, A1. A crisp copy in contemporary, blind ruled speckled sheep, with some cracking to spine, slight wear to extremities. Nineteenth-century bookplate to FEP. Some marking to front endpapers. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 9897
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
[ACTS - England and Wales, Commonwealth]. An Act for an assessment at the rate of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds by the moneth for six moneths, from the twenty fifth day of December 1653. to the twenty fourth day of Iune then next ensuing; towards the maintenance of the armies and navies of this Commonwealth. . London. Printed by John Field, 1653. Folio. [2], 263-339pp, [1]. Also issued as part of a through-paged folio set, though this uncut copy was clearly part of the separate issue. Armorial woodcut to title. Uncut. Disbound, with remains of original stitching. First and final leaves dust-soiled, final leaf detached, margins frayed, occasional spotting, later inscription 'one of these in catalogue' to head of title. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 12372