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KENNETT, Basil. BALZAC, Jean-Louis Guez. . Politics In Select discourses of Monsieur balzac. Which he call'd his aristippus, or Wise Scholar. Done into English by Basil Kennett, Fellow of C.C.C. Oxford; now Chaplain in a British Factory abroad. To which are added, An Advertisement of the Translation; and an Account of the Life and Writings of the Author. London. Printed by J. Humfreys, for J. Philips, 1709. First edition. 8vo. xlviii, 172pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Rubbed, a trifle marked, splitting to joints with, but with boards remaining firmly attached. The Macclesfield Library copy, with bookplate of 'South Library', Shirburn Castle, to FEP, and the usual blind-stamps to first three leaves, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP. Text-block unpressed, with some browning. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16021
JUNIUS. Junius. Stat nominis umbra. London. Printed for Henry Sampson Woodfall, 1772. First Woodfall edition, second issue.. 12mo. In two volumes. [2], xxxii, vii, [1], 208; [2], 356pp, [38]. Without final blank leaf to index. Engraved title pages. A reissue of Woodfall’s first edition (ESTC T1830) with the addition of a table of contents and an index covering both volumes. Recent half-calf, brown cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. A trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23114
[ACTS - GEORGE II]. Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis...tricesimo primo. At the Parliament begun...the thirty first day of May, anno Dom. 1754...And from thence continued by several prorogations to the first day of December, 1757, being the fifth session of this present Parliament. London. Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1757 [i.e. 1758] Folio. 1043pp, [15]. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 12377
[DIVORCE]. Cases of divorce for Several Causes... London. Printed for E. Curll, 1715. First edition. [8], xlvii, [1], 48, 40, [2], 41-60, [2], 34pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and seven final publisher's advertisement leaves. ESTC T76890.

[Bound after:] ABBOT, George. The case of impotency, As Debated in England, In the Remarble tryal, 1613. between Robert Earl of Essex, and the Lady Frances Howard, who, after Eight Years Marriage, commenc'd a Suit against him for Impotency... London. Printed for E. ... More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20343
CARROLL, William Henry. A copious practical index to the several statutes enacted in the 33d, 35th, 37th, part of the 40th, 43d, 45th, 51st, and 57th years of king george III for the regulation of contested elections in ireland, as far as relate to the elections of members to serve in the imperial parliament for counties and cities only. Dublin. Printed by George Grierson and John Rowe Power, 1818. Second edition. 8vo. 254pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to lettering-piece. Very occasional slight marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 17543
COKE, Sir Edward. TROTMAN, Edward. Haec epitome undecim librorum relationum honoratissimi et docti viri Edvardi Coke Mil. defuncti, quondam capital' justic' placitor' coram ipso Rege tenend', & Regiae Majestati a sanctioribus consiliis, cum venia reverendorum & honoratissimorum judicum praelo commissa fuit: et ho opusculum Edvardus Trotman Armig' Interioris Templi socius, in lege apprenticius, honorabili societati ejusdem hospitii (cujus voto idem editum fuit) merito dedicat, et optat quod hoc compendium non sit alicui lectori dispendium. Londini [i.e. London]. Excus-per assignat. J. More Armigeri, 1640. First edition. 8vo. [10], 579pp, [1]. Without initial leaf (blank but for signature-mark). Contemporary blind- ruled calf. Extremities marked and worn, slight surface loss to lower board, remnant of later paper label to head of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early inked ownership inscription and manuscript shelf references to front endpapers, later inked ownership inscription of ‘Jms. Aspinall’ to title, single manuscript annotation to p.6, occasional spotting. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 16087
[CALLENDER, James Thomson]. The political progress of britain; or an impartial account of the Principal Abuses in the Government of this Country, from the Revolution in 1688. The whole tending to prove the ruinous Consequences of the popular System of War and Conquest. Part first.. London. Printed for T. Kay...and Robertson & Berry...Edinburgh, 1792. 8vo. First part, all published. 80pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, gilt supralibros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards. Extremities rubbed, joints split, boards held by cords only. Paper shelf-label pasted to FEP, manuscript contents to recto of FFEP, title page and final leaf dust-soiled, occasional spotting. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 21203
[LYTTELTON, George Lyttelton, Baron]. Dialogues of the dead. London. Printed for W. Sandby, 1760. Second edition. 8vo. xii, 320pp. Without errata leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight- grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. First front blank fly-leaf working-loose, inked prize inscription of Nelson House school, dated 1811, to recto of second blank fly leaf, some light damp- staining to initial gathering, very occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 19447
[ACTS - King George III - QUARANTINE]. An act (passed 12th March 1805,) for making further provision for the effectual performance of quarantine; and also An Order in Council, Dated 5th April 1805. London. Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1805. First edition. Quarto. 86pp, [60]. Contemporary blind ruled tan calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some scuffing, joints just starting. Contemporary armorial bookplate (with motto "Vive revicturus") to FEP. Occasional marginal loss, else internally immaculate. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 18928
[WARDLE, George]. [An eighteenth-century manuscript daybook]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1769]. Folio. Manuscript on paper. [40] leaves. Contemporary drab paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed and marked. First half of text-block detached from binding, occasional spotting/chipping to margins, two leaves excised, substantial loss to one (blank) leaf. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 13995
LE SCENE-DESMAISONS, Jacques. Essai sur les travaux publics. A Londres [i.e. London]; Et se trouve a Paris. Chez Hardouin & Gattey, 1786. First edition. 8vo. 2pp. With a folding table. Contemporary calf-backed speckled paper boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, joints. Decorated endpapers, from the library of Schloss Eferding, with their ink-stamp to front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 16611
[ACTS - England and Wales, Commonwealth]. An Act for an assessment at the rate of one hundred and twenty thousand pounds by the moneth for six moneths, from the twenty fifth day of December 1653. to the twenty fourth day of Iune then next ensuing; towards the maintenance of the armies and navies of this Commonwealth. . London. Printed by John Field, 1653. Folio. [2], 263-339pp, [1]. Also issued as part of a through-paged folio set, though this uncut copy was clearly part of the separate issue. Armorial woodcut to title. Uncut. Disbound, with remains of original stitching. First and final leaves dust-soiled, final leaf detached, margins frayed, occasional spotting, later inscription 'one of these in catalogue' to head of title. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 12372
NIXON, Richard. The real war. London. Sidgwick & Jackson, 1980. First English edition. 8vo. vii, [3], 341pp, [1]. With tipped-in errata. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black and silver. Without dustwrapper. Spine sunned, else a clean and crisp copy. Armorial bookplate of Lord Carrington to verso of FFEP. Presentation copy, loosely inserted bookplate inscribed: 'Richard Nixon for Lord Carrington'. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 19608
JACOB, G[iles]. Lex constitutionis: or, the gentleman's law being... In the Savoy [i.e. London]. Printed by Eliz. Nutt and R. Gosling...for B. Lintot, 1719. First edition. 8vo. xiv, 360pp, [12]. Without initial blank leaf. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, splitting to joints, slight loss to head of spine. Loss to front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, formerly the Barons King of Ockham, with their armorial bookplate to FEP, and the recent ink-stamp of the Ben Damph Forest library to ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14478
[WILTSHIRE ELECTION]. The poll for the Freeholders of Wiltshire, for electing a knight of the shire, In the Room of Edward Popham, Esq; Taken at Wilton, On the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, Esq; High-Sheriff. Candidates, Ambrose Goddard, Esq; Henry Herbert, Esq. Salisbury. Printed for, and Sold by E. Easton, 1772. First edition. [2], 110pp. With a half-title.

[Bound with;] An alphabetical list, of the names of the persons Who polled for knights of the shire for the county of Wilts, on the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Salisbury, Printed and Sold by E. Easton, [1772]. 52pp, [2] ads.

Quarto. Handsomely bound by C. W. Rose in recent half morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G., decorated ... More >
£ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 12982