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BACON, Francis. History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life. London. Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley, 1638. 12mo. [30], 395 [i.e. 435]pp, [3]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation. More > £ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 15562
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
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
[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
[DONNE, John]. ADAMS, John. An essay concerning self-murther. Wherein is endeavour’d to prove, That it is unlawful according to natural Principles. With some considerations upon what is pretended from the said principles, by the Author of a Treatise, intituled, Biathanatos, and Others. London. Printed for Tho. Bennet, 1700. First edition. 8vo. [16], 320pp. Contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Short splits to joints at head of spine, slightly rubbed to extremities, else a fine, unpressed copy. With ink inscription and armorial bookplate of John Rolle, Baron Rolle of Stevenstone (1750-1842), to FEP. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18165
[SOULIGNE, de]. Political mischiefs of popery: or, Arguments Demonstrating, I. That the Romish Religion Ruines all those Countries where 'tis Establish'd. II. That is occasions the loss of above too Millions of Livres or 16 Millions Sterling, per An. to France in particular. III. That if Popery were Abolished in France, that Kingdom would become incomparably more Rich and Populous...IV. That it is impossible that France should ever be Re-Established, whilst Popery is their National Religion. London. Sold by J. Harris, 1698. First English edition. 8vo. [12], 148pp. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, small chip to foot of spine, a little cracking to joints. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, neat ink-stamp of Ickwell-Bury Library to FFEP. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 13710
CATON, William. An abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius's ecclesiastical history, in two parts... London. Printed for Francis Holden, 1698. Second edition. 8vo. 32, [4], 95, 94-210, 111-130pp, [10]. With five terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early eighteenth-century inked ownership inscriptions of James and Joseph Steevens to front and rear endpapers, slight loss to lower corner of leaf a7, a trifle toned. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 18063
[FLEETWOOD, William]. An account of the Life and Death of the Blessed Virgin, According to Romish Writers. With the Grounds of the Worship paid to Her. And A preface in Answer to the Apology for the Contemplations, &c.. London. Printed by H. Clark, for Thomas Newborough, 1687. First edition. [4], xliii, [1], 29pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf and a final page of publisher's advertisements. ESTC R20666, Wing F1243.

[Bound with:] [WIDENFELDT, Adam]. Wholsome advices from the Blessed Virgin, to her Indiscreet Worshippers... London. Printed for Randal Tayler, 1687. First edition. [20], 20pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. ESTC R18760, Wing W2090A.

[And:] [HICKES, George]. Speculum Beatae Virginis. A discourse of the Due ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19622
WOTTON, Sr. Hen. Reliquiae Wottonianae. Or, a collection of lives, letters, poems; with characters of Sundry Personages: And other Incomparable Pieces of Language and Art. London. Printed by Thomas Maxey, 1651. First edition. 12mo. [60], 540pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece and three further engraved portraits. Finely bound in nineteenth-century blue morocco, spine richly gilt in compartments, by R. Wallis. Marbled endpapers. A fine copy, with only the slightest of shelf-wear. Occasional early manuscript notes washed away during nineteenth-century binding work. Book label of Wm. Major Scott, MA and bookplate of Bibliotheca Piscatoria Lynniana to FEP, further book label of ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 11401
[HAMMOND, Henry]. A view of the new directory and a vindication of the ancient liturgy Of the Church of england; In Answer to the Reasons pretended in the Ordinance and Preface, for the abolishing the one, and establishing the other. Oxford. Printed by Leonard Lichfield, 1645. First edition. Quarto. [8], 112pp. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, housed in custom marbled paper slipcase. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Leaves browned, damp-staining to lower corners, very small paper repair to upper corner of title page. More > £ 275.00 Antiquates Ref. 18268
BASSET, William. A sermon at the Warwick-shire meeting, November 25, 1679. At S. Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside, London. London. Printed for T. Basset, 1679. First edition. Quarto. [8], 26pp. Nineteenth-century green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Leaves toned/foxed, slight shaving to upper margins - catching running-title at times, very small holes to gutter of titlepage and fore-edge of leaf C1. From the Bloxham bequest, Rugby School, parts of which recently dispersed, with two bookplates to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18900
[ENGLISH THEATRE]. Timoleon: or, The Revolution. A Tragi-Comedy. London. Printed by W. Onley, for John Sturton, 1697. First edition. Quarto. [8], 80pp. Later half-vellum, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and discoloured. Leaves browned/foxed, later inked annotation to title-page. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19290
LUTHER, Martin. Special and chosen sermons of d. martin luther, collected out of his writings and preachings for the necessary instruction and edification of such, as hunger and seeke after the perfect knowledge and inestimable glorie which is in Christ Jesu, to the comfort and salvation of their soules. Imprinted at London by Thomas Voutroullier. 1581. Second edition. Quarto. [16], 479pp, [1]. Contemporary limp vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn and discoloured, binding secured to text-block by a single cord only. Without pastedowns, chipping to title-page fore-edge, small worm-trails to gutter throughout, damp-staining and worming to margins of latter half of text-block, burn-hole to centre of leaf I1 - with loss of text and sense, significant loss to final leaf effecting colophon. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18551
OZANAM, [Jacques]. Tables de sinus tangentes, et secantes, Pour un Rayon de 10000000 parties. At des logarithmes des sinus et des tangentes, Pour un Rayon de 10000000000 parties. A Paris. Chez Jean Jombert, 1697. First edition. 8vo. [288]pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros of the House of Arenberg of the Habsburg Netherlands to both boards.Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to board corners. Armorial bookplate of the House of Arenberg to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, very occasional light spotting, a crisp copy. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 14610
SALLUST. All the works of that Famous Historian caius salustius crispus... London. Printed by T[homas] B[raddyll], for Richard Wild, 1687. 8vo. [12], 355pp, [1]. With an initial license-to-print leaf, and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, splitting to joints, loss to head and foot of spine, some surface loss to boards. Hinges exposed, later booklabel of to Porkington Library to FEP, occasional chipping and slight loss to margins, REP sprung, spotted. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15023