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BUCHAN, John. Sir Walter Raleigh. London. Thomas Nelson and Sons, [1911]. First edition. Quarto. [2], 236, 4pp. With a colour frontispiece, one further colour plate, numerous illustrations in the text by Gabriel Gifford, and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's gilt-stamped cream cloth, colour portrait pasted to upper board. Marked and a trfile rubbed, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'Gerald / with love from / John / Nov: 1911'. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 23473
TREVELYAN, R. C.. Poems and fables. London. Printed and published by Leonard and Virginia Woolf, 1925. First edition. 8vo. 23pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed, chipping to spine. Scattered foxing. Contemporary ownership inscription of Italian-born British poet and civil servant Humbert Wolfe (1885-1940) to recto of FFEP. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24170
LOGAN, William. Observations on the effects of sea water in the scurvy and scrophula: in which A new Theory of those Diseases is attempted; with some Reasons why Bathing in Fresh Water must be much superior to that of the Sea. London. Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1771. Second edition. 8vo. [4], 45pp, [1]. Recent grey paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. A clean and crisp copy. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 17583
[NELSON, Admiral Horatio]. The British Navy Triumphant! Being copies of the London Gazettes extraordinary; containing the accounts of the glorious victories obtained...over the French fleet, by Admiral Lord Howe...1794; the Spanish fleet, by Admiral Sir J. Jervis...1797; the Dutch fleet, by Admiral A. Duncan...1797; and again over the French fleet, by R. Adm. Sir H. Nelson...1798. Oxford. [s.n.], 1798. First edition. 8vo. 28pp. With a half-title. Stitched in later powder blue wrappers. Bookplate of R. C. Fixke of Morningthorpe Manor to verso of upper wrapper, leaves a trifle browned, overall a clean and crisp copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24148
SELDEN, J[ohn]. The Historie of tithes That is, The Practice of payment of them. The Positive laws made for them. The opinions touching the Right of them. A review of it Is also annext, which both Confirmes it an directs in the Use of it. [London]. [s.n.], 1618. First edition. Quarto. [6], xxii, [12], 491pp, [5]. Title page in red and black. Contemporary calf, later rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards marked and worn. Recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, small tape repair and remnant of armorial bookplate to verso of title page. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20751
JARROLD, T[homas]. An enquiry into the causes of the Curvature of the Spine, with suggestions as to the best means of preventing, or when formed, of removing the lateral curvature. London. Published by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Co. et al., [1823]. First edition. 8vo. xxii, 147pp, [3]. With two engraved plates. Errata slip pasted to FEP. Original publisher's drab boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Rubbed and a trifle marked, chipping to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to half-title: 'J. Rymer Esq. / with the respects / of the Author'. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17388
GRAVES, Robert. PODRO, Joshua. The nazarene gospel by robert graves and joshua podro: Being part III (text only) of their nazarene gospel restored. London. Cassell and Company, 1955. First edition. 8vo. xii, 175pp, [1]. Original publisher's black cloth, lettered in gilt, printed paper dustwrapper. Very minor shelf-wear, dustwrapper dulled and sunned. Internally immaculate, A near fine copy. Inked inscription to FFEP: 'To Leanne and Frank / with love / Joshua / 3 March 1955'. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23465
COMRIE, L[eslie] J[ohn]. Scientific computing service. London. L. J. Comrie, [1937]. First edition. 8vo. 8pp. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed wrappers. A trifle creased, inked ownership inscription to head of upper wrapper. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to verso of upper wrapper. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22398
[METHODISM]. J. M.. A history of methodism in coleraine, from its introduction till about the year 1820; with Notices of Many of the Early Methodists, and numerous extracts from the mms. journals of john galt, Esq., late of coleraine. Coleraine. Printed by William M'Murdy, [1870]. First edition. 8vo. [2], ii, 35pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed powder blue wrappers. Extremities worn, marked, and chipped, without spine panel, struck through inked inscription to foot of upper panel. Occasional spotting, single inked correction to text, inked numerals to margins of p.3. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16857
BURKE, Edmund. Speech of edmund burke, Esq. member of parliament for the city of bristol, On presenting to the House of Commons (On the 11th of February, 1780) a plan for the better security of the independence of parliament, and the oeconomical reformation of the civil and other establishments. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1780. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. With a half-title. ESTC T49639.

[Bound with:] [GEORGE IV]. Anticipation of the speeches intended to be spoken In the house of commons, On friday, May 4, upon the motion of alderman newnham, relative to the affairs of the prince of wales. London. Printed for J. Kearsley, 1787. New edition. [2], 110pp. With a half-title. Not in ESTC. cf. ESTC T18578.

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£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 14108
BIDLAKE, John. The sea: a poem. In two books. London. Printed for T. Chapman, 1796. First edition. [16], 31, [5], 35-74pp. With two engraved plates and a list of subscribers. ESTC T125544.

[Bound with] BIDLAKE, John. The summer's eve; a poem. London. Printed by T. Bensley, 1800. First edition. iv, [8], 87pp, [1]. With six engraved plates, a list of subscribers, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T126891.

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£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 14680
CULLUM, R. [compiler]. The Addresses, Speeches, squibs, songs, &c. which were circulated during the recent general election of members for the city of exeter, and county of devon; together with those published at the contested election in 1816... Exeter. Printed at the General-Printing-Office, by R. Cullum, 1818. First edition. 12mo. [2], ii, [1], 6-415pp, [1]. Later red half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Upper hinge exposed, armorial bookplate of English barrister Sir Trehawke Herbert Kekewich (1851-1932) and later ticket of Exeter Rare Books to FEP, without FFEP, adhesive residue to gutter of title page, closed tear to gutter of leaf A1, slight loss to margin of leaf E1 (clipping text without ... More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 24090
KENNEDY, John F.. Why England Slept. London. Hutchinson & Co., [1940]. First U.K. edition. 8vo. xxiii, [3], 37-256, 40pp. With a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's red cloth, lettered in black, pictorial dustwrapper. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping and creasing to price-clipped dustwrapper, some loss to head and foot. Endpapers browned. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 23566