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ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. London. Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Fifth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 15149
ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. London. Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Fifth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 15149
[MASQUERADE]. Selections from the masquerade; A Collection of enigmas, logogriphs, charades, rebuses, queries, and transpositions. London. Published by Baker & Fletcher, 1826. First edition. 12mo. [4], 215pp, [1]. With an engraved title-page. Original publisher's red roan-backed printed paper boards. Rubbed and marked. Upper hinge exposed, without front and rear free-endpapers, small hole to margin of I6, loss to lower corner of K8 - just clipping text, without loss of sense, foxed. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 17055
[PHILLIPS, Charles Henry]. [Manuscript household accounts of Charles Henry Phillips, surgeon to Queen Victoria's Household]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [s.d., 1845-51] Quarto. Manuscript of paper. [129] leaves, with pre-printed ruled lines. Contemporary vellum. Extremities rubbed and soiled, loss to spine, boards working-loose of text-block. Marbled endpapers, several leaves working-loose/detached from text-block, evidence of two rear blank fly-leaves having been removed, occasional staining/spotting. Three manuscript notes, and a single leaf notice for the 'Metropolitan Commission of Sewers', loosely inserted. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 12853
HARBIN, George. [Copies of several Old Charters, Deeds & Evidences now in the hands of Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth, in his Library at Long-Leate. Coun. Wilts. 1717]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1717]. Manuscript on paper. In two volumes, 8vo and quarto, the 8vo bound in quarto size to present a uniformly bound pair. 5, 5-56, [3], 25, [2], 26-67, [2], 24, 24-53; [2], 88, [2], 37, 37-90, [1]. (pages 84-90 numbered but otherwise blank), further 45 blank leaves, 13 pages in manuscript tipped-in to rear vol. II. Nineteenth-century blind-tooled diced russia, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. A ... More > £ 2,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 14058
[LIVERPOOL SHIPPING]. [An early nineteenth-century manuscript notebook of the ship Mount Vernon, bound with an advertisement for a Liverpool-based chandler]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1810]. 8vo. Manuscript on paper. [4] leaves, [4]pp used, the remainder blank. With a single leaf broadside advertisement. Stitched into contemporary drab paper wrappers. 'Mount Vernon' in manuscript to upper wrapper. Extremities lightly marked. Manuscript numerals to verso of advertisement leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14177
BARNARD, Thomas. An Historical Character relating to The holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elisabeth Hastings: To which are added I. One of the Codicils of her last will setting forth her Devise of Lands to the Provost and Scholars of Queen's College in Oxford, for the Interest of twelve Northern Schools. II. Some Observations resulting therefrom. III. A Schedule of her other Perpetual Charities; with the principal Rules for their Administration. Leedes. Printed by James Lister, for John Swale, 1742. First edition. 12mo. xxviii, 190pp [i.e. 191pp], [1]. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Worn, with loss and rubbing to spine, surfaces of boards. 'G' shelfmark book-label to FEP. Printed on fine paper, in a luxurious binding; a pencilled note, signed 'S.E.J, Chambers' makes one wonder whether this is the dedication copy, 'from the Marquis of Hastings Library - Bought at the sale of it at ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14989
ROSCOE, Henry. The life of william roscoe. London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1833. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [3], vi, 501, [1]; [3], vi-xii, 491pp, [1]. Without half-titles. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume.Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional slight chipping to margins, else internally clean and crisp. With three signed letters tipped-in, in the hand of Robert, Thomas, and William Stanley Roscoe respectively, all creased and worn. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15152
CULLEN, Alex[ander]. Adventures in socialism: New Lanark establishment and Orbiston Community. Glasgow. John Smith and Son, Ltd., 1910. First edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 329pp, [1]. With half -title, four photogravure plates, and a folding lithographic plan. Title in red and black. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to half title; 'With the author's compliments / Xmas. 1909 / Alex. Cullen'. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 15176
B[LOUNT], T[homas]. Fragmenta Antiquitatis. Antient tenures of land, And jocular customs Of some mannors. Made publick for the diversion of some, and instruction of others. London. Printed by the Assigns of Richard and Edward Atkins, Esquires, 1679. First edition. 8vo. [8], 175pp, [17]. Eighteenth-century calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to joints. Armorial bookplate of Adam Wolley to FEP, ink ownership inscription of 'Wolley' to head of title-page, very occasional chipping to margins, occasional marginal annotations, with a single leaf of manuscript notes to rear. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16571
PHILLIPS, Ulrich Bonnell. Life and labour in the old south. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company, 1929. First edition. 8vo. xix, [1], 375pp, [1]. With half-title, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 15 monochrome photographic plates, five illustrations in the text, and a folding map bound to rear. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Extensive ink annotations throughout. A very good copy. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016). More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16758
[WHALING]. [Manuscript accounts and articles of agreement of Captain Richard Ball, relating to the outfitting and service of his whaling ship]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1830-1844] A 4pp manuscript letter dated 16th May 1836 addressed to Richard Ball, signed George Birnie, granting him captaincy of the ship Anne, together with a 4pp Article of Agreement of the same date stating the purpose of the voyage - to journey to the South Sea Whale Fishery and obtain and safely secure a full and complete cargo of sperm oil, whales fins, and ambergris; ... More > £ 3,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 17208
[ORKNEY SCHOONER]. [Manuscript cash book for Orcadian schooner Margaret Traill]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1882-1888] 8vo. Manuscript on paper. [125] leaves. Approximately half of the leaves used. Recent black morocco-backed black cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Recent armorial bookplate of John Davie Manson Robertson to FEP, initial and terminal leaves laid-down, significant loss to two leaves - with loss of text and sense in both instances, occasional chipping to margins, some light creasing/dust-soiling, occasional penny postage and inland revenue stamps pasted-in. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 17753
[GEORGE III]. Letters from his late majesty to the late lord kenyon, on the coronation oath. With his lordship's answers: and letters of the rt. hon. william pitt to his late majesty, with his majesty's answers, previous to the dissolution of the ministry in 1801. London. John Murray, 1827. First edition. Quarto. viii, [2], 45pp, [1]. With frontispiece facsimile of an ALS from George III. Finely bound in red straight-grain morocco, gilt, titled to spine, with the arms of the Earl of Leitrim (motto "Patris Virtutibus" to covers. Slightly rubbed, some fading to spine, minute hole to upper board. From the library of historian John Ehrman (1920- 2011), with a note in his hand loosely inserted 'Given ... More > £ 850.00 Antiquates Ref. 18240
[OXFORD FREE PRESS COMPANY LIMITED]. Memorandum and articles for oxford newspaper. [Oxford]. [s.n.], [1857]. Large folio. Manuscript on parchment. [1], 23ff. Contemporary hard- grained, blind-ruled and gilt-decorated, brown morocco, titled in gilt to upper board, rebacked to style. Slightly rubbed to extremities. Marbled endpapers. With a single-leaf broadside advertisement/application form for the release of shares in same company, with three horizontal folds, loosely inserted. The official seal removed from the first leaf of the 'Memorandums of Association', that to the 'Articles ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18803
PLINY, The Younger. C. plinii caecilii secundi epistolarum libri x. Londini [i.e. London]. Sumptibus editoris excudebant M. Ritchie & J. Sammells, 1790. 8vo. [4], 484pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, ruled and lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of William Cavendish to FEP, inked ownership inscription of Cavendish dated 1824 and recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19050