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HARRIS, James. Philological inquiries in three parts. London. Printed for C. Nourse, 1781. First edition. 8vo. Without half-title. [30], 571pp, [37]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and two further engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, marked, and bumped. Early armorial bookplate and recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, inked ownership inscription of Alex. Fraser Tytler to head of title. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20320
HINCHLIFFE, John. Sermons. London. Printed for R. Faulder, 1796. First edition. 8vo. [5], viii-xiv, 202pp. Without half-title. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain green morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed, spine dulled. Marbled endpapers, scattered spotting. Contemporary inked inscription to front blank fly-leaf of Charlotte Hinchliffe, the author's daughter. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20919
GAY, [John]. Trivia: or, the art of walking the Streets of London. London. Printed for Bernard Lintott, [1716]. [4], 58, 63-80, [12]. Without leaves E6 and E7. ESTC T13930.

[Bound with:] [CHUTE, Francis]. [The petticoat: an heroi-comical poem. In two books. By Mr. Gay]. [London]. [Printed for R. Burleigh [i.e. Edmund Curll]], [1716]. 5-39pp. Without half-title, title page, and first four leaves of text.

[And:] POPE, [Alexander]. The temple of fame: a vision. London. Printed for Bernard Lintott, 1715. First edition. 52pp, [4]. ... More >
£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 23970
[JACOBITE]. Copy of a letter from a French Lady at Paris. Giving a particular Account of the Manner in which Prince Edward was arrested. London. Printed for W. Webb, 1749. 8vo. 15pp, [1]. Uncut in later gilt-ruled straight-grain red morocco. Rubbed, spine sunned. Margins dust-soiled, scattered foxing. Armorial bookplate to FEP of the Earls of Orford, a title (created on three separate occasions) held by such luminaries as Prime Minister Sir Robert Walpole (1676-1745) and Horatio Walpole (1723-1809), Whig politician and godfather of Horatio Nelson. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23718
HAWKESWORTH, John. The adventurer. Dublin. Printed by J. Moore, 1788. New edition. 12mo. In four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece and engraved title to each volume. Handsomely bound in contemporary Trinity College, Dublin calf prize binding. gilt supralibros to all boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed, some shipping to spines, small wormtracks to joints. Prize plates to all FEPs, inscribed to Ricardo Mauleverer (dated 1799), likely the sometime prebendary of Killenellick, County Limerick. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23325
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
[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
GROSE, Francis. A provincial glossary, with a collection of local proverbs, and popular superstitions. London. Printed for S. Hooper, 1787. First edition. 8vo. viii, [284], 75pp, [5]. With two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, chipping to head of spine. Endpapers and title page browned, later book-label of J. Carter and recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20315
[FLEETWOOD, William]. The life and miracles of St. wenefrede, Together with her litanies; with some Historical Observations made thereon. London. Printed for Sam. Buckley, 1713. First edition. 8vo. 128pp. Bound by Zaehnsdorf in nineteenth- century speckled calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Rubbed. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing. Inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP: 'To The Very Rev. Henry Cotton / from his friend / and brother Dean J. T. Letour (?) / July 1839'. Inked inscription of H. Cotton to head of title. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 25596
[LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer... London. Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, and of Henry Hills, decease'd, 1731. 12mo. Unpaginated. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep. Extremities heavily worn, joints split, loss to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, contemporary armorial bookplate to FEP and inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf of Cosmo George, Duke of Gordon. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 24973
[HUNTING]. [A BARBARIAN]. Hunting Vindicated from Cruelty, In a letter to The Monthly Reviewers. [London?]. Printed for the benefit, if any, of the Whippers-in, 1783. Second edition. 8vo. 30pp. With a half-title. Not in ESTC.

[Bound after:] [BLANE, William (editor)]. Essays on hunting. Containing a philosophical enquiry into the Nature and Properties of the Scent; Observations on the different Kinds of Hounds, with the Manner of training them... Southampton. Printed and sold by T. Baker, [1781] xxvii, [1], 135pp, [3]. With a final leaf of errata. ESTC T71428.

8vo. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 21810
JAMES I. The works of james I, king of scotland... Perth. Printed by R. Morison, Junior, 1786. 12mo. [10], iii, [1], 112, [5], 116-121pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Inked ownership inscription of C. Tytler to verso of front blank fly-leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22241
[HERALDRY]. The theatre of British Honours; being An Account of the present nobility, with what has happened remarkable to Them of their Ancestors... London. Printed for A. Lea, and R. Glynn, 1720. First edition. 12mo. xxiv, [2], 160pp. Contemporary gilt-ruled sheep. Extremities heavily rubbed, upper joint starting. Pastedowns sprung, title page detached and bisected horizontally, light damp-staining to margins, worming to gutter of first two gatherings, initial gathering working loose. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 24986
HOSKINS, Joseph, Rev.. Hymns on Select Texts of Scripture, and occasional subjects. Bristol. Printed by Bulgin and Rosser, for Richard Farman, 1789. 12mo. [4], iv, 412pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-ruled speckled sheep. Rubbed, some surface loss to boards, lower joint starting. Internally clean and crisp. Early inked ownership inscription of W. Richardson to recto of FFEP. Recent bookplate to FEP of Paul Morgan, bibliographer and author of Printing and Publishing in Warwickshire (Birmingham, 2004). More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20746