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[GREEN, George Smith]. The nice lady: a comedy. London. Printed by J. Medley, 1762. First edition. 8vo. vi, [4], 107pp, [3]. Contemporary gilt-tooled green half-calf, marbled boards. Heavily rubbed, upper joint split, loss to head and foot of spine. Later manuscript notes regarding authorship to FEP and title page, foxed. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 25390
SHAKESPEARE, William. Hamlet, prince of denmark: a tragedy... London. Printed for H. Woodfall et al., 1767. 72pp. ESTC T164909. With an engraved frontispiece.

[Bound after:] [VOLTAIRE]. HILL, Aaron [trans.] The tragedy of zara... London. Printed for T. Lowndes, 1775. 66pp, [6]. With an engraved frontispiece and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T210963.

[Bound before:] [SHAKESPEARE, William]. [TATE, Nahum]. The history of king lear, a tragedy... London. Printed for F. and J. Noble et al., 1771. vi, [3], 10-71pp, [1]. ... More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 25244
BLAIR, Hugh. Lectures on rhetoric and belles letters. London. Printed for W. Strahan, 1785. Second edition. 8vo. In three volumes. viii, 456; [4], 480; [4], 384pp, [26]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23033
COLMAN, George. GARRICK, David. The Clandestine Marriage, a comedy... London. Printed for T. Becket et al., 1766. [8], 90pp, [6]. With a half-title and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T30807.

[Bound with:] MERRY, Robert. Lorenzo, a tragedy... London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1791. iv, [3], 81pp, [7]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T41248.

[And:] CUMBERLAND, Richard. The wheel of fortune: a comedy... London. Printed for C. Dilly, 1795. Second edition. 79pp, [1]. Without half-title. Apparently a re-impression ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25246
[WALLACE, Robert]. A dissertation on the Numbers of Mankind in antient and modern Times: in which The superior Populousness of Antiquity is maintained. With An appendix, Containing Additional Observations on the same Subject, And Some Remarks on Mr. Hume's Political Discourse, of the Populousness of antient Nations. Edinburgh. Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, 1753. First edition. 8vo in 4s. iv, 331pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled sprinkled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed to spine and extremities, short splits at head of spine, with remains of small paper shelf-label. Bookplate of an Earl of Suffolk and Berkshire to FEP, with a few pencilled calculations to endpapers, and a single inked note in an early hand (to E4v). More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 25625
[POETRY]. The poet and the muse. London. Printed and Sold by R. Amy, 1737. First edition. Folio. [2], 16pp, [2]. With a half-title ( bearing the imprint 'Dublin: printed, and re-printed in London, and sold by R. Amey...') and a final leaf of publishers advertisements. Uncut, later stab-stitched. A trifle browned and dusty. Later inked ownership inscription to half-title, contemporary manuscript inscription to recto of final leaf: 'Mr. Alex. Williamson / Merkle Mains Parish of Preston / near Haddington / I. The ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 25309
UVEDALE, [Thomas]. The Death-Bed Display'd: with the state of the dead. A sacred poem. Westminster. Printed by A. Campbell, 1727. First edition. ix, [1], 48pp. Errata on p.[x]. ESTC T141492.

[Bound after:] [BURGER, Gottfried Augustus]. Lenore, a tale. London. Printed for the Author, and sold by Sampson Low, 1796. First edition in English. [6], 17pp, [1]. With a half-title. ESTC T88492.

[And:] [MALLET, David]. Amyntor and theodora: or, The hermit. A poem. In three cantos. London. Printed for Paul Vaillant, 1747. First edition. [4], viii, 92pp. With ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25248
RIDER, Cardanus. Rider's British Merlin: For the Year of Our Lord God 1775... London. Printed by R. and M. Brown, 1775. [60]pp. Initial gathering printed in red and black. ESTC T45015.

[Bound with:] The royal kalendar; or complete and correct annual register for England, Scotland, Ireland, and America for the year 1775... London. Printed for J. Almon et al., [1775]. [4], 270pp, [2]. ESTC T45299.

12mo. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, metal clasps, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 24254
[BERNARD, Jean-Frédéric]. The praise of hell: or, a View of the Infernal Region... London. Printed for G. Kearsly, 1760. First edition in English. 8vo. In two volumes. [16], xvi, 191, [1]; [8], 224pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a further six engraved plates. Later half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed, paper shelf-label to foot of Vol. I spine. Bookplates of Walter Wilson to both FEPs, armorial bookplate of Joseph Tasker to verso of Vol. I title, evidence of the same having been ... More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 25725
LACTANTIUS. BURNET, Gilbert. A relation of the death of the primitive persecutors. Written originally in Latin By L.C.F. Lactantius. Englished By Gilbert Burnet, D.D. To To which is prefixed a discourse on persecution. Glasgow. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis, 1766. 18mo. 197pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate with initials 'S.B.' to FEP, remnants of early circulating library label to verso of title. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 25718
DOUGLAS, James. Myographiae comparatae specimen: or, a comparative description of all the muscles in a man and in a quadruped. Shewing their discoverer, origin, progress, insertion, use, and difference. To which is added, an account of the muscles peculiar to a woman. With an etymological table, and several useful index's. London. Printed by W. B. for G. Strachan, 1707. First edition. 12mo. xxxvi, 216, 16pp. Distinguished from other edition of the same year by 'G. Strachan' not 'George Strahan' in the imprint. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed. Early inked initials to FEP, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24245
LE SAGE, [Alain René]. The bachelor of salamanca. Or, memoirs of Don Cherubim de la Ronda. In three parts. Dublin. Printed by George Faulkner, 1737. 12mo. Volume one of two only; the second volume (comprising part III), was not published until 1740. [8], 259pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, one further engraved plate, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, marked, and bumped, joints split, loss to head of spine and lettering-piece. Hinges exposed, armorial bookplate of literary patron and antiquary Paul Panton ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 25110
WHITCHURCH, James Wadham. An essay upon education. London. Printed for T. Becket, and P. A. De Hondt, 1772. First edition. 8vo. [4], 220pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, recently expertly rebacked preserving earlier red morocco lettering-piece. Boards heavily rubbed. Prize-plate of Swansea Training College to verso of FFEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23772