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[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of poems Written upon several occasions By several persons. With many Additions, Never before in Print. London. Printed for Tho. Collins and John Ford...and Will. Cademan, 1673. Second edition. 8vo. [6], 128, 131-185pp, [1]. Recased in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later gilt lettering to spine. New endpapers. Late eighteenth-century Porkington Library shelf label to FEP, early ink inscription of 'Ellen Owen' to head of title. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine a trifle faded and creased. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15004
[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
BURNET, Gilbert. A discourse of the pastoral care. London. Printed by R. R. for Ric. Chiswell, 1692. 8vo. [16], xxxiv, 252pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Some marginal loss to title-page, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 16275
J. W. P.. A letter To Some divines, Concerning the Question, Whether god since Christ's Ascension, doth any more Reveal himself to Mankind by the means of Divine Apparitions? With an Exact Account of what God hath bestowed upon a Noble Maid, from her Seventh Year, until Now, MDCXCI. Written Originally in High-Dutch, and now set forth in English by the Editor of the laws of paradise, newly Published. London. Printed, and Sold by John Whitlock, 1695. First edition. 8vo. [44], 129pp, [1]. Late nineteenth-century calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Contemporary ink annotations to foot of title-page and margin of p.65, errata on terminal page struck-through in ink, some occasional shaving to affecting running-titles, signatures, and catch-words, very occasionally touching text, without loss of sense. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16318
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
[FLEETWOOD, William]. An account of the Life and Death of the Blessed Virgin, According to Romish Writers. With the Grounds of the Worship paid to Her. And A preface in Answer to the Apology for the Contemplations, &c.. London. Printed by H. Clark, for Thomas Newborough, 1687. First edition. [4], xliii, [1], 29pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf and a final page of publisher's advertisements. ESTC R20666, Wing F1243.

[Bound with:] [WIDENFELDT, Adam]. Wholsome advices from the Blessed Virgin, to her Indiscreet Worshippers... London. Printed for Randal Tayler, 1687. First edition. [20], 20pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. ESTC R18760, Wing W2090A.

[And:] [HICKES, George]. Speculum Beatae Virginis. A discourse of the Due ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19622
[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
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
ATKYNS, Sir Robert. An enquiry into the power of dispensing with penal statutes. Together with some Animadversions upon A Book writ by Sir Edw. Herbert, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, entituled, A Short Account of the Authorities in Law, upon which judgment was given in Sir Edward Hales's Case. London. Printed for Timothy Goodwin, 1689. First edition. Folio. [2], 58pp, [2]. Without initial advertisement leaf or terminal blank leaf. Stitched in recent tan paper wraps. Minor wear to extremities. Sporadic light foxing and dust-soiling, occasional chipping to margins, marginal loss to final leaf, very small hole to text of final leaf - touching two characters on p.57 and one on p.58 with no loss of sense. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 11242
LAMBARDE, William. A Perambulation of Kent: Conteining the Description, Hystorie, and Customes of that shyre. Written in the yeere 1570. Imprinted at London, by Edm. Bollifant. 1596. Second edition. Quarto. [10] 588pp, [6]. With an engraved map of Britain and and engraved folding map of the Kent Beacons. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, yapp edges, without original ties. Housed in recent custom half-morocco slip-case. Extremities marked and discoloured, chipping to head of spine. Hinges exposed, early manuscript calculations, pen-trials, and a note in a French hand to FFEP, early ownership inscriptions of James ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 25641
[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
[JACOBITE PLOT]. A Second modest enquiry into the causes of the Present Disasters in england. And who they are that brought the French Fleet into the English Channel, Described. Being a farther discovery of the Jacobite plot. Together with a list of those Noble-men, Gentlemen, and others now in Custody. London. Printed for John Dunton...and John Harris, 1690. First edition. Quarto. 31pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Title page and final leaf foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22021
BASSET, William. A sermon at the Warwick-shire meeting, November 25, 1679. At S. Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside, London. London. Printed for T. Basset, 1679. First edition. Quarto. [8], 26pp. Nineteenth-century green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Leaves toned/foxed, slight shaving to upper margins - catching running-title at times, very small holes to gutter of titlepage and fore-edge of leaf C1. From the Bloxham bequest, Rugby School, parts of which recently dispersed, with two bookplates to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18900
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