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[WARDLE, George]. [An eighteenth-century manuscript daybook]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1769]. Folio. Manuscript on paper. [40] leaves. Contemporary drab paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed and marked. First half of text-block detached from binding, occasional spotting/chipping to margins, two leaves excised, substantial loss to one (blank) leaf. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 13995
HARBIN, George. [Copies of several Old Charters, Deeds & Evidences now in the hands of Thomas Lord Viscount Weymouth, in his Library at Long-Leate. Coun. Wilts. 1717]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1717]. Manuscript on paper. In two volumes, 8vo and quarto, the 8vo bound in quarto size to present a uniformly bound pair. 5, 5-56, [3], 25, [2], 26-67, [2], 24, 24-53; [2], 88, [2], 37, 37-90, [1]. (pages 84-90 numbered but otherwise blank), further 45 blank leaves, 13 pages in manuscript tipped-in to rear vol. II. Nineteenth-century blind-tooled diced russia, lettered in gilt. Marbled endpapers. A ... More > £ 2,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 14058
BARNARD, Thomas. An Historical Character relating to The holy and exemplary Life of the Right Honourable the Lady Elisabeth Hastings: To which are added I. One of the Codicils of her last will setting forth her Devise of Lands to the Provost and Scholars of Queen's College in Oxford, for the Interest of twelve Northern Schools. II. Some Observations resulting therefrom. III. A Schedule of her other Perpetual Charities; with the principal Rules for their Administration. Leedes. Printed by James Lister, for John Swale, 1742. First edition. 12mo. xxviii, 190pp [i.e. 191pp], [1]. Contemporary red morocco, richly gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Worn, with loss and rubbing to spine, surfaces of boards. 'G' shelfmark book-label to FEP. Printed on fine paper, in a luxurious binding; a pencilled note, signed 'S.E.J, Chambers' makes one wonder whether this is the dedication copy, 'from the Marquis of Hastings Library - Bought at the sale of it at ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14989
[LITURGY - English]. The book of common prayer, And administration of the sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the use of The Church of England: Together with the psalter or psalms of david... Oxford. Printed by T. Wright and W. Gill, 1772. Quarto. [416]pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, 'William Crosbie Esq. Mayor. 1776' stamped in gilt to upper board, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed and discoloured, loss to gilt tooling, joints worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp but for tear to margin of K2. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 15188
[VICKERS, William]. A Companion to the Altar: Shewing the Nature and Necessity of a Sacramental Preparation, In order to our Worthy Receiving the Holy Communion... London. Printed for John Beecroft, 1768. 8vo. [3], 6-55pp, [1]. With an engraved plate and a final page of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-ruled straight- grain black morocco, 'Honble. Thomas Windsor' in gilt to upper board, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, upper hinge reinforced, lower hinge exposed, minute worm-trail to lower corners, inked inscription to verso of FFEP: 'Plymouth 1837', very occasional manuscript corrections/deletions to text, manuscript extract from John 11:25 to foot ... More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17526
WEDDERBURN, John. [DALRYMPLE, David. Lord Hailes]. A specimen of a book, intituled, ane compendious booke, of godly and spiritual sangs, collectit out of sundrie partes of the scripture, with Sundrie of other Ballate changed out of prophane sanges, for avoyding of sinne and harlotrie... Edinburgh. Printed by W. Ruddiman, J. Richardson, and Company, 1765. First edition. 8vo in 4s. [2], 46pp. Printed on thick paper. Finely bound in later brown crushed half-morocco, gilt, marbled boards, by Ramage. Slight fading to spine, else a fine copy. T.E.G, others uncut, with original stab stitching holes visible to gutter margin. With manuscript additions in a contemporary hand to E2-3 to five expurgated lines of text. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 18537
[BICKHAM, George]. The General Simple Interest Table. [London]. Thomas Hundeshagen, 1741. 12mo. Single engraved leaf, printed on one side only. Stitched together with 4pp of printed interest tables, seemingly extracted from near contemporary almanacs, and a further four leaves of manuscript tables and notes. Disbound. Lightly browned. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19222
[BRITISH ARMY]. A list of the officers of the army, and marines; with an index: a list of the officers on half-pay; and a succession of colonels. [London]. [s.n.], [1786]. Thirty-fourth edition. 8vo. [2], 22, 25-136, 135-213, 300-376pp. Complete despite erratic pagination. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, brown morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of Charles Bybie Lyster to FEP, light toning to margins. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20615
JERMENT, George. Early piety, illustrated and recommended in several discourses. London. Printed by H. L. Galabin, 1793. First edition. 8vo. [4], 284pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled paper boards, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, substantial loss to marbled paper of lower board. Small hole to titlepage - just clipping text, minute worm-trail to leaves from gatherings H onwards - occasionally touching text without loss of sense, light damp-staining to final two gatherings, occasional dust-soiling. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19322
[DICTIONARY OF RELIGION]. Dictionarium Sacrum seu Religiosum. A dictionary of all religions, Ancient and Modern. Whether Jewish, Pagan, Christian, of Mahometan. London. Printed for James Knapton, 1723. Second edition. 8vo. [392]pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked, joints split, upper boards held by cords only. Later armorial bookplate of Charls F. Townley to FEP, endpapers browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 20935
MORTON, Thomas. Speed the plough: a comedy, in five acts... London. Printed by A. Strahan...for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1800. Fifth edition. 8vo. 94pp, [2]. A reissue of the first edition with the title page partially reset. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Recent burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly dust-soiled and browned internally. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 19461
DUPONT, John. The Loyal Miscellany. Consisting of several sermons, and other tracts and essays, in prose and verse. Published in separate Pieces from the Beginning of the late Unnatural Rebellion, to the Conclusion of the present peace. London. Printed for the Author; by T. Read, 1751. First edition. 8vo. xvi, 17-172pp, [2]. With a final errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Extremities worn, upper board held by a single cord only. Slight loss to lower corner of leaf A6, lightly spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20775
[CHURCH OF SCOTLAND]. WILSON, William. A defence of the Reformation-Principles of the Church of Scotland... Edinburgh. Printed by T. Lumisden and J. Robertson, for J. Jaffray Book-seller in Stirling, 1739. First edition. xviii, 19-331pp, [3]. ESTC T79910.

[Bound with:] Acts and Proceedings of the Associate Presbytery, Met at Edinburgh, May 1739... Edinburgh. Printed for J. Jaffray, 1739. First edition. vi, 7-60pp. ESTC T79917.

[And:] ERSKINE, Ebenezer. The sovereignty of Zion's King; in some discourses upon psalm ii. 6. Edinburgh. Printed by Alexander Alison, for David Duncan, 1739. First edition. 84pp. ESTC T75161. Copies recorded at four locations ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19694
BEATTIE, James. Evidences of the christian religion; briefly and plainly stated. Edinburgh. Printed for A. Strahan and T. Cadell...and W. Creech, 1786. First edition. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. vii, [1], 180; [2], 155pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to boards, loss to lettering-piece. Inked ownership inscription of Richard Bent, Stretham to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription of Brackenburg to head of title page, occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19596