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TURNER, John. Two Discourses Introductory to a Disquisition Demonstrating the Unlawfulness of the Marriage of Cousin Germans; From Law, Reason, Scripture, and Antiquity. London. Printed by H.H. for Walter Kettilby, 1682. First Edition. 8vo. [4], 63pp, [1]. [Bound with:] A Letter of Resolution to a Friend, Concerning the Marriage of Cousin Germans. London. Printed by H.H. for Walter Kettilby, 1682. [16], 29pp, [1]. With blank A1 but without final leaf of advertisements, C8. Two works bound in one, recent blue paper boards. Occasional marginal loss and slight shaving to fore-edge notes of first work. Ink inscriptions of Tho. Twisleton ... More > £ 225.00 Antiquates Ref. 10979
[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
COWLEY, Abraham. The works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: and Those which he Design'd for the Press: Now published out of the Authors original copies. London. Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringham, 1684. Eighth edition. [2], xl, 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 154, 23, [1], 148pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

[Bound with:] COWLEY, Abraham. The second part of the works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Being what was Written and Published by himself in his younger years. And now Reprinted together. London. Printed by Mary Clark, for Charles Harper, 1684. Fifth edition. [8], 161pp, [1]. ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11736
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
[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
[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
[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
[LOCKE, John]. The reasonableness of christianity, As delivered in the Scriptures. To which is added, A Vindication of the same, from Mr. Edwards's Exceptions.. London. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil, 1696. Second edition. 8vo. [4], 307, [5], 40pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. some loss to margins of leaves Q4 and T4, marking to p.236-237, loss to RFEP. More > £ 600.00 Antiquates Ref. 18343
RADCLIFFE, Alexander. The ramble: an anti-heroick poem. Together with Some Terrestrail Hymns and Carnal Ejaculations. London. Printed for the Author, and are to be Sold by Walter Davis, 1682. First edition. 8vo. [16], 128pp. With initial blank leaf. Recent brown half-morocco, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Minor wear to extremities. Ink ownership inscription of 'R Owen' to title-page, paper repair to margin of D2, light damp-staining and occasional spotting throughout. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15008
[BESONGNE, Nicholas]. The present state of France. Containing a general description of that kingdom... London. Printed for Gilbert Cownly, 1687. 12mo. [10], 516pp, [12]. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate and ink shelf marks of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to front endpapers, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, coloured pencil annotation and spots of soiling to title, else a crisp copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14303
[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
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... London. Printed for William Keblewhite, 1697. 8vo. [4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18321
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
[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