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[SHOWER, Bartholomew, Sir]. Cases in parliament Resolved and Adjudged, upon Petitions, and Writs of Error. London. Printed for A. and J. Churchill, 1698. First edition. Folio. [12], 224pp, [2]. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, title in manuscript to spine. Rubbed, marked, and scored, joints split, some surface loss to lower corner of upper board, early calf repair to upper corner. Armorial bookplate of Tervoe to FEP, very occasional later pencilled annotations to margins, scattered spotting. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 12232
TEMPLE, W[illiam], Sir. Letters Written by Sir W. Temple, Bart. and other Ministers of State, Both at Home and Abroad. Containing An account of the most Important Transactions that pass'd in Christendom from 1665 to 1672. London. Printed for J. Tonson et al., 1700. First edition. [12], 211, [1], 241-520; [2], 360pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. ESTC R14603, Wing T641.

[Together with:] TEMPLE, W[illiam], Sir. Letters to the king, the Prince of Orange, the Chief Ministers of State, and other persons. London. Printed for Tim. Goodwin, 1703. First edition. [8], 550pp. ESTC T136603.

8vo. Uniformly bound in contemporary blind-ruled calf. Without lettering-pieces. Rubbed. Armorial bookplates of Scottish author Francis Neville ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20802
CHAUNCY, Isaac. The Divine Institution of Congregational Churches, Ministry and Ordinances, [As has bin Professed by those of that Persuasion] Asserted and Proved from the word of god. London. Printed for Nathanael Hiller.., 1697. Sole edition. 12mo. xii, 142pp. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Worn, with loss to spine, splitting to joints (but with boards holding firmly), some marking to boards, damp-staining, some browning and occasional marginal worming to text-block. Early ink inscription ('John Stacy his book') to FFEP, further pencilled inscription to FEP. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15245
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
SPELMAN, Henry. De sepultura. London. Printed by Robert Young, 1641. Quarto. [2], 38pp. Without final (blank) leaf. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, leaves toned, occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22202
[JACOBITE PLOT]. A Second modest enquiry into the causes of the Present Disasters in england. And who they are that brought the French Fleet into the English Channel, Described. Being a farther discovery of the Jacobite plot. Together with a list of those Noble-men, Gentlemen, and others now in Custody. London. Printed for John Dunton...and John Harris, 1690. First edition. Quarto. 31pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Lightly rubbed, spine sunned. Title page and final leaf foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22021
[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