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TURNER, John. Two Discourses Introductory to a Disquisition Demonstrating the Unlawfulness of the Marriage of Cousin Germans; From Law, Reason, Scripture, and Antiquity. London. Printed by H.H. for Walter Kettilby, 1682. First Edition. 8vo. [4], 63pp, [1]. [Bound with:] A Letter of Resolution to a Friend, Concerning the Marriage of Cousin Germans. London. Printed by H.H. for Walter Kettilby, 1682. [16], 29pp, [1]. With blank A1 but without final leaf of advertisements, C8. Two works bound in one, recent blue paper boards. Occasional marginal loss and slight shaving to fore-edge notes of first work. Ink inscriptions of Tho. Twisleton ... More > £ 225.00 Antiquates Ref. 10979
[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
COWLEY, Abraham. The works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Consisting of Those which were formerly Printed: and Those which he Design'd for the Press: Now published out of the Authors original copies. London. Printed by J. M. for Henry Herringham, 1684. Eighth edition. [2], xl, 41, [1], 80, [4], 58, 61-70, 154, 23, [1], 148pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved portrait frontispiece.

[Bound with:] COWLEY, Abraham. The second part of the works of Mr. Abraham Cowley. Being what was Written and Published by himself in his younger years. And now Reprinted together. London. Printed by Mary Clark, for Charles Harper, 1684. Fifth edition. [8], 161pp, [1]. ... More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 11736
[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
[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
[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
RADCLIFFE, Alexander. The ramble: an anti-heroick poem. Together with Some Terrestrail Hymns and Carnal Ejaculations. London. Printed for the Author, and are to be Sold by Walter Davis, 1682. First edition. 8vo. [16], 128pp. With initial blank leaf. Recent brown half-morocco, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, marbled edges. Minor wear to extremities. Ink ownership inscription of 'R Owen' to title-page, paper repair to margin of D2, light damp-staining and occasional spotting throughout. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15008
[BESONGNE, Nicholas]. The present state of France. Containing a general description of that kingdom... London. Printed for Gilbert Cownly, 1687. 12mo. [10], 516pp, [12]. Recent blue cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate and ink shelf marks of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to front endpapers, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, coloured pencil annotation and spots of soiling to title, else a crisp copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14303
[MUSES FAREWEL]. The muses farewel to Popery and Slavery, or, a collection of Miscellany Poems, Satyrs, Songs, &c. Made by the most Eminent Wits of the Nation, as the Shams, Intreagues, and Plots of Priests and Jesuits gave occasion. London. Printed for N[athaniel]. R[anew]. H[enry]. F[aithorne]. and J[ohn]. K[ersey]., 1689. First edition. [6], 144pp. Without initial license-to-print leaf. ESTC R19207, Wing M3140.

[Bound with:] A supplement to the collection of miscellany poems against Popery & Slavery. London. [s.n.], 1689. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. ESTC R28188, Wing S6186.

8vo. Recent navy half-morocco, blue moire boards, lettered in gilt. Slight marking to extremities. Very occasional spotting/marginal repairs, shaving to head, minute worm-trail to lower margin, early annotation to ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17424
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
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
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
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
[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