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JOYCE, Jeremiah [editor]. A complete analysis or abridgement of dr. adam smith's inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. By Jeremiah joyce. Cambridge. Printed by Benjamin Flower: for J. Deighton et al., 1797. First edition. 8vo. [4], 290pp, [2]. With a final publisher's advertisement leaf (not recorded by ESTC). Contemporary dark green calf-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, loss to head of spine. Head of title page shaved (sadly, to remove an early ownership inscription), foxed. More > £ 4,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20001
[BECKFORD, Alderman William]. Brief memoirs of the judges whose portraits are preserved in guildhall. To which are prefixed, engravings of the marble sculptures, representing the earl of chatham and william beckford, Esq. [London]. Sold by John Pridden...and Joseph White, 1791. First edition. 8vo. [6], 9-50pp. Title-page a cancel. With three engraved plates, extra-illustrated with an additional engraved portrait depicting Sir Christopher Turnor and a single leaf, with text to both sides (from another, unidentified volume) regarding his life bound in following leaf C4. Contemporary calf-backed vellum-tipped marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed, some loss to spine, else fine. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of FFEP; 'For Mr. Wolley ... More > £ 3,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 16575
BELL, Thomas. A short essay on Military First Principles. London. Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt, 1770. First edition. 8vo. [4], xii, 223pp, [1]. Sumptuously bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked, ink-stain to upper board. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of John Arthur Brooke and Ian Paton to FEP and FFEP respectively. More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15222
[BROWNE, Peter]. Of drinking in remembrance of the dead. Being The Substance of a Discourse Deliver'd to the clergy of the Diocese of cork, on the Fourth of November, 1713. by the Bishop of that Diocese. And Published at their Unanimous Request. London. Printed for J. Roberts, 1713. 40pp. ESTC T83992. First published in 1713 as Of drinking to the memory of the dead.

[Bound after:] Aminadab: or, the Quaker's vision. [London]. In the Year 1710. First edition. [4], 11pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. ESTC T8504.

[And:] Aminadab's declaration, Deliver'd at a General Meeting Holden upon the first day of the Last pentecost. [London]. In the Year 1710. First edition. 15pp, [1]. ... More >
£ 1,750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18635
BION, [Nicholas]. The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments... London. Printed for H[enry] W[oodfall] for J. Senex...and W. Taylor, 1723. First edition in English. Folio. vii, [1], 264pp. With 26 engraved folding plates. Title page in red and black. Contemporary panelled calf, later expertly rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Housed in recent custom buckram clamshell case. Lightly rubbed, some spotting and, as often with this work, variable browning to leaves (with the terminal quires 3S-3X especially so). With the armorial bookplate of 'The Right Hon. Charles Viscount Bruce ... More > £ 1,450.00 Antiquates Ref. 22385
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
[LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies, as revised and proposed to the use of the Protestant Episcopal Church, at a convention of the said church in the states of New-York, New-Jersey, Pennsylvania, Delaware, Maryland, Virginia, and South-Carolina, held in Philadelphia, from September 27th to October 7th, 1785. Philadelphia, Printed: London Re-printed for J. Debrett, 1789. First London edition. 12mo. [364]pp. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed, joints split. Later inked inscription to FEP: 'In this old American Prayer Book there are omitted in the Apostles' Creed the words "He descended into Hell." More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23957
ROSCOE, William. The life of lorenzo de' medici, called the magnificent. Liverpool. Printed by J. M'Creery, 1795. First edition. Quarto. In two volumes. [2], xxvi, [2], 320, 136; [2], 312, 48, 111, [1], 11pp, [1]. With half- titles, an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I and 14 engraved illustrations in the text. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-ruled straight-grained red morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Thomas Frederick Bevan' to FEPs, internally clean and crisp, ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15150
[JOHNSTONE, Charles]. The history of arsaces, prince of betlis. London. Printed for T. Becket, 1774. First edition. 12mo. In two volumes. xx, 303, [1]; viii, 278pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight surface loss to boards of Vol. I. Armorial bookplates of George Baillie to both FEPs, inked ownership inscriptions of same to title pages. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24571
[ROYAL NAVY]. [Drop-head title:] A list of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet: with the dates of their First Commissions, as Admirals, Vice-Admirals, Rear-Admirals, and Captains. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. [10], 120 leaves. Predominantly printed on versos only with rectos blank. ESTC T101523.

[Bound with:] [ROYAL NAVY]. An alphabetical list of the Commission Officers of his majesty's fleet: with the dates of their First Commissions. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. 176pp. ESTC T101543.

8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked.Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24138
YOUNG, William. The spirit of athens, being a political and philosophical investigation of the history of that republic. London. Printed for J. Robson, 1777. First edition. 8vo. x, [1], 296pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, some surface loss to lower board, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate to FEP, ownership inscription of 'Tho. Cook' to same, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Ad amicum suum J. Royds D.D. / W. Young', final two ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15274
[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
GARDINER, William. Tables of logarithms for All Numbers from 1 to 102100, and For the Sines and Tangents to every ten seconds of each degree in the Quadrant; as also, for the Sines of the first 72 minutes to every single second: with Other useful and necessary tables. London. Printed for the Author...by G. Smith, 1742. First edition. Quarto. [6],14,[74];[152]pp. With a list of subscribers and an errata slip. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, gilt supralibros of the La Rochefoucauld family to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, all edges red. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent book-label of Erwin Tomash to FEP, ink-stamp of the Ch√Ęteau de La Roche-Guyon to title page, inked inscription of the author to final page of preface. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 18632
[LITERARY MEMOIRS OF GERMANY]. Literary memoirs of germany and the north, Being a Choice Collection of essays on the following interesting subjects, viz. Alchemy, Algebra & Analysis, Anatomy, Animal Oeconomy...Done from the latin and high-dutch, By a society of gentlemen. London. Printed for J. Warcus...and J. Ross, 1759. Second edition. Quarto. Two volumes bound as one. [2], viii, 460; 136pp. With an engraved frontispiece, and a further 12 engraved plates (10 folding). Early sheep-backed paper boards. Extremities heavily worn. Very occasional chipping to margins. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of James Wallis to title page, dedication page, verso of first plate (alongside later inscription of Stephen Cummins), head of first leaf of text, and above caption title ... More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 19198
HUTCHINS, John. The history and antiquities of the county of Dorset: compiled from The best and most ancient Historians, Inquisitiones post Mortem, and other valuable Records and mss. in the Public Offices, and Libraries, and in private Hands. With a copy of domesday book and the inquisitio gheldi for the County: interspersed with Some remarkable Particulars of natural history; and adorned with A Correct map of the county, and views of Antiquities, Seats of the Nobility and Gentry, &c... In two volumes. London. Printed by W. Bowyer and J. Nichols, 1774. First edition. Folio. Two volumes. With the subscribers' list sometimes discarded; [12], lxxx, 24, xxix, 8, 12, [618]; [4], 528, 61pp, [1]. With 10 folding pedigrees, a portrait of the author, the folding map of the county, and 59 engraved plates (a full five further plates than are called for in the indexed list, including a charming north east view of Dorchester, and another of Woolcombe Hall, seat ... More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 23057
CADOGAN, William. A dissertation on the gout, and all chronic diseases, jointly considered, As proceeding from the same Causes; What those Causes are; and A rational and natural Method of Cure proposed. Addressed to all Invalids. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1771. Eight edition. [3], vi-x, [1], 12-100pp. Without half-title. ESTC T120906.

[Bound with:] WILLIAMS, J[ohn]. Advice to People afflicted with the Gout: containing practical observations upon The Treatment of Patients in the different Stages of that Disorder; and The Means of preventing those severe Paroxysms, which are so terrible to the Human Species. London. Printed for T. Becket, 1774. First edition. [4], 86pp, [2]. With a half-title and ... More >
£ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 24654