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[CATHOLIC CHURCH]. [KEYNES, George?]. The roman martyrologe set forth by the command of pope gregory xiii. and reviewed by the authority of urban viii. Translated out of Latin into English, by G.K. of the Society of Jesus. St. Omers. Thomas Geubels, 1667. The Second Edition, in which are added diverse Saints, put in to the Calender, since the former Impression. Small 8vo. [18], 376pp, [2]. Without the blank +10, but with an additional leaf inserted at end, after Aa4, headed 'A prayer made by Pope Sixtus IV. Who' and featuring the Hail Mary to recto, with a blank verso, not recorded by Wing. Contemporary (treble) blind-ruled calf, later red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, with original metal clasps. Rubbed and slightly worn, with some crackling and creasing to surfaces, ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 24673
[BIBLE - English, Geneva Version]. The bible: Translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke, and conterred with the best translations in divers Languages... Imprinted at London, by the Deputies of Christopher Barker. 1597. [2], 434, [4], 441-554 leaves. [par.], A-Iii2, *4, Kkk-Zzz8. N.T. has a separate title page dated 1495 [i.e. 1595]. Bound after an imperfect contemporary edition of the liturgy.

[Bound with:] HERREY, Robert F. Two right profitable and fruitfull concordances, or large and ample tables alphabeticall... Imprinted at London by the deputies of Christopher Barker..., [1597]. [164]pp. ESTC S125411, STC 13228b.13.

[And:] [PSALTER - English] STERNOLD, ... More >
£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23923
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
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
[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
[POETICAL MISCELLANY]. A Collection of poems Written upon several occasions By several persons. With many Additions, Never before in Print. London. Printed for Tho. Collins and John Ford...and Will. Cademan, 1673. Second edition. 8vo. [6], 128, 131-185pp, [1]. Recased in contemporary blind-ruled sheep, later gilt lettering to spine. New endpapers. Late eighteenth-century Porkington Library shelf label to FEP, early ink inscription of 'Ellen Owen' to head of title. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine a trifle faded and creased. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15004
J. W. P.. A letter To Some divines, Concerning the Question, Whether god since Christ's Ascension, doth any more Reveal himself to Mankind by the means of Divine Apparitions? With an Exact Account of what God hath bestowed upon a Noble Maid, from her Seventh Year, until Now, MDCXCI. Written Originally in High-Dutch, and now set forth in English by the Editor of the laws of paradise, newly Published. London. Printed, and Sold by John Whitlock, 1695. First edition. 8vo. [44], 129pp, [1]. Late nineteenth-century calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Contemporary ink annotations to foot of title-page and margin of p.65, errata on terminal page struck-through in ink, some occasional shaving to affecting running-titles, signatures, and catch-words, very occasionally touching text, without loss of sense. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16318
TAYLOR, Jeremy. The great exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life according to the Christian Institution: Described in the History of the Life and Death of the ever Blessed jesus christ the saviour of the world. With Cnsiderations and Discourses upon the several parts of the Story; And Prayers fitted to the several Mysteries. London. Printed by R. Norton, for Richard Royston, 1657. Third edition. Folio. [54], 600pp, [12]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and 14 engraved plates by William Faithorne. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. 'The history of the life and death of the Holy Jesus' in three parts, has a separate dated title-page for each part. Handsomely bound in near contemporary black panelled morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14839
MAYDMAN, Henry. Naval Speculations, and Maritime Politicks: Being a Modest and Brief discourse of the Royal Navy of england:of Its Oeconomy and Government, and A Projection for an everlasting Seminary of Seamen, by a Royal Maritime Hospital. With A Project for a royal fishery. Also Necessary Measures in the present War with France, &c.. London. Printed by William Bonny, and sold by Sam. Manship, 1691. First edition. 8vo. [32], 348pp, [2]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a terminal errata leaf. Without terminal blank. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, later rebacked, later contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, particularly to joints. Later plain endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Thomas Foley' to FEP, with his ownership inscription to verso of frontispiece, very short closed tear to title - not touching text, worm-trail to upper margin throughout - ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15511
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
STILLINGFLEET, Edward. An answer To several late treatises, Occasioned by a Book entituled a discourse Concerning the idolatry Practised in the Church of Rome, and The Hazard of Salvation in the Communion of it. London. Printed by R[obert] W[hite] for Henry Mortlock, 1673. [90], 291pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf. ESTC R564, Wing S5559.

[Uniformly bound with:] STILLINGFLEET, Edward. A Second discourse in vindication of the Protestant Grounds of Faith, Against the Pretence of Infallibility In the Roman Church... London. Printed by R[obert] W[hite] for H[enry] Mortlock, 1673. [16], 295-695pp, [3]. ESTC R12158, Wing S5559. With an initial imprimatur leaf and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. ... More >
£ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 16387
OVID. GOWER, John. Ovid's festivalls, or Romane Calendar, Translated into English verse equinumerally. [Cambridge]. Printed by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University of Cambridge: And are to be sold by M[ichael] S[parke] junior, 1640. 8vo. [42], 146pp, [2]. With an initial leaf, blank except for a fleuron, and a terminal imprimatur leaf. Title in red and black. Later blind-tooled calf, gilt. Extremities worn, insect damage, surface loss, and marking to boards. Shelf-label of the Porkington Library to FEP, occasional ink-spotting, family chronology to recto of initial blank leaf, pen-trials to title-page, p.146, and imprimatur leaf. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 15017
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... London. Printed for William Keblewhite, 1697. 8vo. [4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18321
QUEVEDO, Francisco de. Fortune in her wits, or, The Hour of all Men. Written In Spanish by the most Ingenious Don Francisco de Quivedo Villegas, Author of the Visions of Hell. Translated into English by Capt. john stevens. London. Printed for R. Sare et al., 1697. First edition. [16], 131pp, [1]. Leaf A8 a blank. ESTC R5377, Wing Q188.

[Bound with:] QUEVEDO, Francisco de. The visions of dom francisco de quevedo villegas, Knight of the Order of St. James. Made English by Sir robert l'estrange, Knt. London. Printed by W. B. for Richard Sare, 1708. Tenth edition, corrected. [4], 282pp, [2]. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. ESTC T88976.

8vo. Contemporary calf, contrasting ... More >
£ 650.00 Antiquates Ref. 15247
[LOCKE, John]. The reasonableness of christianity, As delivered in the Scriptures. To which is added, A Vindication of the same, from Mr. Edwards's Exceptions.. London. Printed for Awnsham and John Churchil, 1696. Second edition. 8vo. [4], 307, [5], 40pp, [4]. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn, surface loss to spine, joints split. some loss to margins of leaves Q4 and T4, marking to p.236-237, loss to RFEP. More > £ 600.00 Antiquates Ref. 18343
[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
[CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY]. Hymenaeus Cantabrigiensis. Cantabrigiae, [i.e. Cambridge]. Ex Officina Johannis Hayes, celeberrimae Academia Typographi, 1683. First edition. Quarto. [136]pp. Without A1, as issued. Recent blue half-morocco, buckram boards, titled in gilt to spine. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Spine a trifle browned, else a fine copy. With an early manuscript verse in 12 lines, entitled 'Variatio martialis' to blank fly leaf at end. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15006