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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
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
[SCOTLAND]. From the Commissioners of Scotland, 24 February, 1640. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1641]. Dimensions 250 x 290 mm. Single leaf broadside. Elaborate woodcut capital. One edge partially shaved without loss to text, two small paper repairs to verso, two minute worm-holes - just clipping text, cancelled ink-stamp of the Bibliotheca Lindesiana to foot. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21132
[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
CARTWRIGHT, Christopher. Certamen Religiosum: or, a conference between The late King of England, and the late Lord Marquesse of Worcester, concerning Religion. Together with a vindication of the protestant cause... London. Printed for W. Lee...and R. Royston, 1651. First edition. Quarto. [14], 366, 84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. With an additional title-page, dated 1652, bound-in. Late nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Armorial bookplate of 'Richard Harington' to FEP, ink ownership inscription and annotations to FFEP, very small holes to title-page - just clipping text, slight marginal loss to Oo, paper flaws to text of p.300-301 - without loss of sense, ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15283
CATON, William. An abridgment of Eusebius Pamphilius's ecclesiastical history, in two parts... London. Printed for Francis Holden, 1698. Second edition. 8vo. 32, [4], 95, 94-210, 111-130pp, [10]. With five terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Extremities worn, loss to head and foot of spine. Pastedowns sprung, early eighteenth-century inked ownership inscriptions of James and Joseph Steevens to front and rear endpapers, slight loss to lower corner of leaf a7, a trifle toned. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 18063
OZANAM, [Jacques]. Tables de sinus tangentes, et secantes, Pour un Rayon de 10000000 parties. At des logarithmes des sinus et des tangentes, Pour un Rayon de 10000000000 parties. A Paris. Chez Jean Jombert, 1697. First edition. 8vo. [288]pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, morocco lettering-piece, gilt supralibros of the House of Arenberg of the Habsburg Netherlands to both boards.Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to board corners. Armorial bookplate of the House of Arenberg to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of FFEP, very occasional light spotting, a crisp copy. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 14610
[LOCKE, John - Misattributions]. A Common-place Book to the holy bible: or, the Scriptures Sufficiency Practicall Demonstrated. Wherein Whatsoever is contain'd in Scripture, Respecting Doctrine, Worship, or Manners, is reduced to its Proper Head: Weighty Cases Resolved, Truths Confirmed, difficult Texts Illustrated, and Explained by others more plain. London. Printed by Edw. Jones, for Awnsham and John Churchill, 1697. Third edition. Quarto. [16], 310, [10]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary blind-panelled speckled calf, neatly rebacked and recornered in brown morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Binding a trifle rubbed and a little marked, new endpapers. Small rust hole to G3, without loss of sense, else a crisp and clean copy. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 12749
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
[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
[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
BARROW, Isaac. A treatise of the Pope's Supremacy. To which is added a discourse Concerning The Unity of the Church. London. Printed by Miles Flesher, for Brabazon Aylmer, 1680. First edition. Quarto. [8], 428, [2], 49pp, [1]. Title page in red and black. 'A discourse concerning the unity of the Church' (Wing B932) has separate title page and pagination beginning quire 4A. Without portrait frontispiece. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, later rebacked. Extremities worn, upper joint split, upper board held by two cords only. Bookplate of the Bath Reference Library to FEP, upper corner of text-block damp-stained, foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 15438
PONTIS, [Louis], sieur de. Memoirs of Sieur De Pontis; Who served in the Army Six and fifty Years, under King Henry IV. Lewis the XIII. and Lewis the XIV. Containing Many remarkable passages relating to the war, the court, and the government of those Princes. London. Printed by F. Leach, for James Knapton, 1694. First edition in English. Folio. [8], 287pp, [1]/ Title page in red and black. Contemporary panelled speckled calf. Rubbed, joints starting, loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24800
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
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