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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
[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
[D'AUVERGNE, Edward]. A Relation of the Most Remarkable Transactions of the Last Campaigne, in the Confederate Army. Under the Command of His Majesty of Great Britain...In the Spanish Netherlands, Anno Dom. 1692. London. Printed for Dorman Newman, 1693. First Edition. Quarto. [8], 68pp. With imprimatur leaf, A1. A crisp copy in contemporary, blind ruled speckled sheep, with some cracking to spine, slight wear to extremities. Nineteenth-century bookplate to FEP. Some marking to front endpapers. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 9897
[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
DRAYTON, Michael. England's Heroical Epistles, written In Imitation of the Stile and Manner of Ovid's Epistles: with annotations of The Chronicle History. London. Printed for S. Smethwick, [c.1695]. 8vo. [8], 225pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Recent calf-backed decorated paper boards, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Ink inscriptions to title, browning to all leaves, occasional spots of dust-soiling and light marginal damp-staining, loss of characters 'h' and 'i' of 'white' on p.199. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 13209
DU MOULIN, Peter. A vindication of the sincerity of the Protestant Religion In the Point of Obedience to sovereigns. Opposed To the Doctrine of Rebellion, authorised and practised by the Pope and the Jesuites. In Answer to a Jesuitical Libel, Entituled philanax anglicus. London. Printed for Benjamin Took, 1679. Fourth edition. Quarto. [24], 148, [2], 14pp. 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., to be held in perpetual trust for the public benefit of the City of Bath. December, 1853', ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15433
[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
FALKNER, William. Libertas Ecclesiastica, or, a discourse, Vindicating the lawfulness of those things, which are chiefly excepted against in the Church of England, especially in its liturgy and worship. And manifesting their agreeableness with the Doctrine and practice both of Ancient and Modern Churches. London. Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for Walter Kettilby, 1674. First edition. 8vo. [16], 552pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, richly tooled in gilt, gilt supra libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G.. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, printed shelf-label to verso of FFEP, very small hole to text ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16389
[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
HALES, John. Golden remains, of the ever memorable Mr. John Hales, of eaton-colledge, &c.. London. Printed by Tho. Newcob, for Robert Pawlet, 1673. Second impression. Quarto. [10], 291, [1], 176, 169-190pp, [2]. Without 7pp 'A tract concerning schisme and schismaticks', which though appearing with the copy recorded by ESTC is noted to have possibly been issued separately. With an additional engraved title-page. Title in red and black.

[Bound with;] HALES, John. Sermons preache'd at Eton, by John Hales, Late Fellow of that College. London, Printed by T. Newcomb, for Richard Marriot. ... More >
£ 225.00 Antiquates Ref. 11731
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
[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