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FALKNER, William. Two treatises. The First, Concerning Reproaching and Censure: The Second, An Answer to Mr Serjeant's Sure-footing. To which are annexed three sermons Preached upon several Occasions, and very useful for these Times. London. Printed for Richard Chiswell, 1684. Quarto. [14], 596pp, [4]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Later gilt-tooled panelled black morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, manuscript shelf reference to fore-edge of title page, small hole to margin of leaf N3, very occasional spotting. Shelf-label of Gawdy Hall Library, and recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst, to FEP, earlier armorial bookplate of ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 15304
[CRICKET]. D'URFEY, Thomas. The Richmond Heiress: or, a Woman Once in the Right . A comedy, acted At the theatre royal, By Their Majesties Servants. London. Printed for Samuel Briscoe, 1693. First edition. Quarto. [8], 32, 29-36, 41-64pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Variant setting, the title page has 'Royal' spelled correctly and 'by Mr. D'Urfey', the line beneath the author statement is unbroken, the stage direction reads to leaf H4v reads 'Cunnington'. Recent calf-backed, tan cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Light shelf-wear. Leaves toned, small burn-hole to leaf C2, short tear to leaf F3 (touching text without loss), occasional ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19458
[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
COLES, Elisha. A dictionary, english-latin, and latin-english, Containing All things Necessary for the Translating of either Language into the other... London. Printed by John Richardson, for Peter Parker, 1677. First edition. Quarto. [880]pp. Text printed in three columns. Imprimatur on verso of title page: 'Imprimatur, October, 16th. 1676. G. Jane'. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities marked and discoloured. Upper hinge exposed, recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, early partially deleted inked ownership inscription 'Johannes (?)' to head of title page, RFEP sprung, occasional spotting, very light damp-staining to latter half of text-block. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 20288
MARKHAM, [Gervase]. Markhams farwell to husbandry or, The inriching of all sorts of Barren and Sterill Grounds in our Kingdome, to be as fruitfull in all manner of Graine, Pulse, and Grasse as the best Grounds whatsoever: Together with the anoyances, and preservation of all Graine and Seede, from one yeare to many yeares. As also a Husbandly Computation of Men and Cattels dayly Labours, their Expences, Charges, and uttermost Profits... London. Printed by J. B. for Roger Jackson, 1620. First edition. Quarto. [8], 160pp. Handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in polished marbled-calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamp of Lawes Agricultural Trust to FEP, very occasional small worm-holes to margins. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19200
BARNESTAPOLIO, Obertus [TURNER, Robert]. Maria stuarta, regina scotiae, dotaria franciae, haeres angliae et Hyberniae; Martyr Ecclesiae, Innocens a caede Darleana... Coloniae [i.e. Cologne]. Sumptibus Petri Henningii, 1627. 8vo. [6], 68pp, [2]. Nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Inked ownership inscription to FEP, light damp-staining to margins, occasional spotting, final (approval to print) leaf laid-down due to significant loss (not touching text). More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19382
HICKES, George. A sermon Preached at the Church of St. Bridget, on Easter-Tuesday, being the first of April, 1684. Before the Right Honourable Sir Henry Tulse, Lord mayor of london, And the Honourable Court of aldermen, Together with the governors of the Hospitals, upon the Subject of Alms-giving. London. Printed for W. Kettilby...and R. Kettlewell, 1684. First edition. Quarto. [8], 32pp. With an initial order-to-print leaf. Recent black cloth. Book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, some spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21582
WILSON, Tho[mas]. A Christian Dictionarie, Opening the signification of the chiefe wordes dispersed generally through Holie Scriptures of the Old and New Testament, tending to increase Christian knowledge. Whereunto is annexed: A particular Dictionary For the Revelation of S. John. For the Canticles, or Song of Salomon. For the Epistle to the Hebrues. London. Printed by W. Jaggard, 1612. First edition. Quarto. [32], 240, 243-577, [1], 234, [2]. With initial leaf A1 (blank but for signature), and terminal errata leaf. Contemporary limp vellum. Marked and rubbed, hinges straining but still attached. Small marginal wormtracks through quires A-E, slight marginal paper loss to fly-leaves and terminal errata leaf. Early inscription and pen trials by Walter Barton (including to the bottom edge of the text block, alongside an another ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20286
LEE, Nat[haniel]. Lucius junius brutus; father of his country. A tragedy. London. Printed for Richard Tonson, 1681. First edition. Quarto. [8], 72pp, [1]. With a final epilogue leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later paper repairs to margins and verso of title page, and lower margins of leaves A4 and I1, pen-trials to p.[8] and fore-edge of p.2, paper flaw to p.5 - with very slight loss of sense, spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20338
[SCOTLAND]. From the Commissioners of Scotland, 24 February, 1640. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1641]. Dimensions 250 x 290 mm. Single leaf broadside. Elaborate woodcut capital. One edge partially shaved without loss to text, two small paper repairs to verso, two minute worm-holes - just clipping text, cancelled ink-stamp of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana to foot. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21132