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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
ATKYNS, Sir Robert. An enquiry into the power of dispensing with penal statutes. Together with some Animadversions upon A Book writ by Sir Edw. Herbert, Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Common Pleas, entituled, A Short Account of the Authorities in Law, upon which judgment was given in Sir Edward Hales's Case. London. Printed for Timothy Goodwin, 1689. First edition. Folio. [2], 58pp, [2]. Without initial advertisement leaf or terminal blank leaf. Stitched in recent tan paper wraps. Minor wear to extremities. Sporadic light foxing and dust-soiling, occasional chipping to margins, marginal loss to final leaf, very small hole to text of final leaf - touching two characters on p.57 and one on p.58 with no loss of sense. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 11242
BURNET, Gilbert. A discourse of the pastoral care. London. Printed by R. R. for Ric. Chiswell, 1692. 8vo. [16], xxxiv, 252pp, [2]. With half-title and a terminal advertisement leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Some marginal loss to title-page, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 16275
[DE BRITAINE, William]. Humane Prudence, or the art By which a Man may Raise Himself and Fortune to Grandeur. London. Printed by J. Rawlins, for R. Sare, 1693. Sixth edition, corrected and enlarged. 12mo. [12], 284pp. Without the two terminal advertisement leaves. Later half-calf, marbled boards, recently rebacked with earlier contrasting red morocco lettering-piece laid down. Ink inscription to FEP reading 'George Hanaway Jolliffe 6th November, 1906', title-page remounted at gutter (somewhat naively), small hole to same with loss to text of imprint. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12770
COMBER, Thomas. The church history Clear'd from the Roman Forgeries And Corruptions found in the councils and baronius: In four parts. From The Beginning of Christianity, to the End of the Fifth General Council. London. Printed by Samuel Roycroft, for Robert Clavell, 1695. Quarto. [16], 175, [17], 335pp, [1]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, and an imprimatur leaf preceding title-page of third and fourth parts. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, presentation bookplate to FEP; 'This Volume forms part of the Tottenham Library, which was purchased by general subscription, as a testimonial to the memory of the late Revd. Edward Tottenham, B.D., ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 16053
[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
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 166. Decemb. 20. 1684. [s.l.]. [s.n.], 1684. First edition. Quarto. 799-834pp. Drop-head title. With two engraved folding plates, one depicting a stone chimney, the other a tabled of tide times. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Some marginal damp-staining throughout with worming to top corner of all leaves and folding table. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 12894
[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. Articles agreed upon by the Arch-Bishops and Bishops of both Provinces, and the whole Clergie. In the convocation holden at London, in the yeere 1562. For the avoiding of diuersities of opinions, and for the stablishing of Consent touching true religion. Re-printed by His Majesties Commandement: with his Royall Declaration prefixed therevnto. London. Printed by Robert Barker, 1633. Quarto. [4], 6pp, [22]. With an initial leaf, blank but for signature-mark 'A' within mortised ornament to recto. Disbound. Pen-trials to initial blank, verso of title, and margins throughout, numerous learned ink annotations to text noting variations between this and earlier editions of the Articles. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 11928