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[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
[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
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
QUEVEDO, Francisco de. Fortune in her wits, or, The Hour of all Men. Written In Spanish by the most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas, Author of the Visions of Hell. Translated into English by Capt. john stevens. London. Printed for R. Sare et al., 1697. First edition. [16], 131pp, [1]. Leaf A8 a blank. ESTC R5377, Wing Q188.

[Bound with:] QUEVEDO, Francisco de. The visions of dom francisco de quevedo villegas, Knight of the Order of St. James. Made English by Sir robert l'estrange, Knt. London. Printed by W. B. for Richard Sare, 1708. Tenth edition, corrected. [4], 282pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. ESTC T88976.

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£ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 15247
[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
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
[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
TAYLOR, Jeremy. The great exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life according to the Christian Institution: Described in the History of the Life and Death of the ever Blessed jesus christ the saviour of the world. With Cnsiderations and Discourses upon the several parts of the Story; And Prayers fitted to the several Mysteries. London. Printed by R. Norton, for Richard Royston, 1657. Third edition. Folio. [54], 600pp, [12]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and 14 engraved plates by William Faithorne. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. 'The history of the life and death of the Holy Jesus' in three parts, has a separate dated title-page for each part. Handsomely bound in near contemporary black panelled morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14839
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
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
[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
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
COMBER, Thomas. The church history Clear'd from the Roman Forgeries And Corruptions found in the councils and baronius: In four parts. From The Beginning of Christianity, to the End of the Fifth General Council. London. Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for Robert Clavell, 1695. Quarto. [16], 175, [17], 335pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, and an imprimatur leaf preceding title-page of third and fourth parts. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 16053
DU MOULIN, Peter. A vindication of the sincerity of the Protestant Religion In the Point of Obedience to sovereigns. Opposed To the Doctrine of Rebellion, authorised and practised by the Pope and the Jesuites. In Answer to a Jesuitical Libel, Entituled philanax anglicus. London. Printed for Benjamin Took, 1679. Fourth edition. Quarto. [24], 148, [2], 14pp. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15433