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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
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
[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
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
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
BASSET, William. A sermon at the Warwick-shire meeting, November 25, 1679. At S. Mary-le-Bow in Cheapside, London. London. Printed for T. Basset, 1679. First edition. Quarto. [8], 26pp. Nineteenth-century green half-morocco, red paper boards, lettered in gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Leaves toned/foxed, slight shaving to upper margins - catching running-title at times, very small holes to gutter of titlepage and fore-edge of leaf C1. From the Bloxham bequest, Rugby School, parts of which recently dispersed, with two bookplates to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18900
LEE, Nat[haniel]. Lucius junius brutus; father of his country. A tragedy. London. Printed for Richard Tonson, 1681. First edition. Quarto. [8], 72pp, [1]. With a final epilogue leaf. Later half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later paper repairs to margins and verso of title page, and lower margins of leaves A4 and I1, pen-trials to p.[8] and fore-edge of p.2, paper flaw to p.5 - with very slight loss of sense, spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20338
BARNESTAPOLIO, Obertus [TURNER, Robert]. Maria stuarta, regina scotiae, dotaria franciae, haeres angliae et Hyberniae; Martyr Ecclesiae, Innocens a caede Darleana... Coloniae [i.e. Cologne]. Sumptibus Petri Henningii, 1627. 8vo. [6], 68pp, [2]. Nineteenth-century half-calf, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Inked ownership inscription to FEP, light damp-staining to margins, occasional spotting, final (approval to print) leaf laid-down due to significant loss (not touching text). More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19382
[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
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
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
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
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
[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
[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
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
[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