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BION, [Nicholas]. The construction and principal uses of mathematical instruments... London. Printed for H[enry] W[oodfall] for J. Senex...and W. Taylor, 1723. First edition in English. Folio. vii, [1], 264pp. With 26 engraved folding plates. Title page in red and black. Contemporary panelled calf, later expertly rebacked to style, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Housed in recent custom buckram clamshell case. Lightly rubbed, some spotting and, as often with this work, variable browning to leaves (with the terminal quires 3S-3X especially so). With the armorial bookplate of 'The Right Hon. Charles Viscount Bruce ... More > £ 1,450.00 Antiquates Ref. 22385
LUDWIG, Christian. A dictionary English, German and French, Containing not only the English words in their Alphabetical Order, together with their several significations; but also their proper Accent, Phrases, Figurative Speeches, Idioms, & Proverbs, Taken from the best new English dictionaries. Leipzig and Francfurt [sic]. [s.n.], 1736. Second edition. Quarto. [4], 739pp, [1]. Title page in red and black. Printed in double columns. Recent brown buckram, lettered in black. Minor shelf-wear. Recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, leaves heavily browned and foxed. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20847
[LORD COMMISSIONERS OF APPEALS IN PRIZE CAUSES]. [Caption title:] Before the Most Noble and Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Appeals in Prize Causes. The rover, reuben carver, Master. An Appeal from Bermuda...Case on Behalf of the Appellant. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. 5pp, [1]. Docket title to verso of final leaf. ESTC T15718.

[Together with:] [LORD COMMISSIONERS OF APPEALS IN PRIZE CAUSES]. Before the Most Noble and Right Honourable the Lords Commissioners of Appeals in Prize Causes. Schooner rover, reuben carver, Master...On an Appeal from the Vice-Admiralty Court at bermuda. Respondent's case. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. 4pp. Docket title to verso of final leaf. ESTC T15719.

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£ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23538
[LITURGY - English]. The book of Common Prayer, And Administration of the sacraments... Cambridge. Printed by John Baskerville, 1760. 8vo. [690]pp. Without initial (blank?) leaf. Baskerville’s first edition, second state; this impression with borders and priced 'six shillings and six pence, unbound'. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-ruled straight-grain red morocco, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gauffered edges. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18541
ZIMMERMANN, [Johann von]. Solitude considered with respect to its influence upon the mind and the heart. London. Printed for C. Dilly, 1792. Second edition. 8vo. x, [2], 420pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Attractively bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and discoloured, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, early inked ownership inscriptions to head of title - later struck-through. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18122
IZACKE, Richard. Remarkable Antiquities of the city of exeter... London. Printed for Edw. Score and John March...and Samuel Birt, 1724. Second ediiton. 8vo. [2], iii, [1], 25, [26], 50-69, [1]; 213pp, [67]. A reissue of the 1723 edition with the title page reset. With an engraved frontispiece, one further engraved folding plate, and an engraved folding map. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, recently rebacked in calf, A.E.G. Boards rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 24014
CAVERHILL, John. An explanation of the seventy weeks of daniel, and of the several sections of these seventy weeks: in which is shown, That the Dates of the Historical Events that were to ascertain the various Aera's of the Prophecy have been intentionally mistated in Josephus, to prevent the Application of the Weeks to Christ as the Messiah...to which is added an exposition of the chronology of the jewish judges. With tables illustrating both subjects. London. Printed for T. Evans, 1777. Sole edition. 8vo. [2], 219pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, rebacked and recornered, with new contrasting lettering-piece. Rubbed, cover marked and leather darkened; 'G.E. Colebrook' faintly scratched onto upper board. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To the Revd. Mr Harper, from the author' to verso of FFEP; with the recipient Rev. Samuel Harper's armorial bookplate (with the motto 'Sibi quisque dat') to FEP. Very occasional neat pencilled annotations/underlining. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 20022
[JACOBITE RISING]. WOGAN, Charles. Female Fortitude, Exemplify'd in an impartial narrative, of the Seizure, Escape and Marriage Of the princess clementina sobiesky, As it was particularly set down by Mr. charles wogan (formerly one of the Preston Prisoners) who was a chief Manager in that Whole Affair. Now Published for the Entertainment of the curious. London. [s.n.], 1722. vi, 56pp. ESTC T75478.

[Bound with:] Remarks upon a Jacobite Pamphlet Privately handed about, entituled Female Fortitude Exemplify'd, in an Impartial narrative of the Seizure, Escape and Marriage of the Princess clemeniina sobiesky. London. Sold by J. Roberts, [1722?]. [4], vi, 54pp. ESTC N12695.

[And:] AMHURST, N[icolas]. An epistle from the Princess sobieski to the Chevalier De St. George. London. Printed for E. Curll, 1719. ... More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22031
SMITH, Adam. JOYCE, Jeremiah [editor]. A complete analysis or abridgement of dr. adam smith's inquiry into the nature and causes of the wealth of nations. By Jeremiah joyce. Cambridge. Printed by Benjamin Flower: for J. Deighton et al., 1797. First edition. 8vo. [4], 290pp, [2]. With a final publisher's advertisement leaf (not recorded by ESTC). Contemporary dark green calf-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities worn, loss to head of spine. Head of title page shaved (sadly, to remove an early ownership inscription), foxed. More > £ 4,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 20001
[JOHNSTONE, Charles]. The history of arsaces, prince of betlis. London. Printed for T. Becket, 1774. First edition. 12mo. In two volumes. xx, 303, [1]; viii, 278pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. A trifle rubbed, slight surface loss to boards of Vol. I. Armorial bookplates of George Baillie to both FEPs, inked ownership inscriptions of same to title pages. More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24571
[LITURGY - English]. The book of Common-Prayer, and administration of the Sacraments; And other Parts of Divine Service For the Use of the Church of Scotland... Edinburgh. Printed by James Watson, 1712. 8vo. [30], 308, [2], 309-429pp, [1]. Title page in red and black. Leaf B1 is a cancellans with 'nople asure' in line eight of text corrected to 'no pleasure'. Some copies have both states of B1, the present copy does not. Handsomely bound in later richly gilt-tooled dark green morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Elaborate brocade endpapers, armorial bookplate of Thomas Maitland Dundrennan to FEP, internally clean ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 23533
[ROYAL NAVY]. [Drop-head title:] A list of the Flag-Officers of His Majesty's Fleet: with the dates of their First Commissions, as Admirals, Vice-Admirals, Rear-Admirals, and Captains. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. [10], 120 leaves. Predominantly printed on versos only with rectos blank. ESTC T101523.

[Bound with:] [ROYAL NAVY]. An alphabetical list of the Commission Officers of his majesty's fleet: with the dates of their First Commissions. [London]. [s.n.], [1799]. 176pp. ESTC T101543.

8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked.Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting. More >
£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 24138
MACKQUEEN, John. British valour triumphing over french courage: Under the conduct of the Duke of marlborough, Prince of the empire. Set forth in some discourses on the victories obtained over them at Blenheim, Ramellies, Oudenard, the Taking of Lisle, the Reduction of Ghent and Bruges. To which is annexed A discourse concerning casting our care on God; concluding with a modest Character of his Grace. London. Printed for J. Morphew, 1715. First edition. 8vo. [34], 280pp. With an errata slip pasted at the end of the preface. Consisting of: 'A sermon preached in St. Mary’s Church...' (1715, second edition); 'A thanksgiving sermon for the victory obtain'd at Oudenard...' (1715); 'A thanksgiving sermon for the taking of Lisle...' (1715); 'A discourse on casting our care on God...' (1715); and 'A divine and moral essay on courage...' (1715, second edition); each ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 20461
DERRICK, Samuel. Letters written from leverpoole, chester, corke, the lake of killarney, dublin, tunbridge-wells, bath. London. Printed for L. Davis and C. Reymers, 1767. 8vo. In two volumes. [2], ix, [1], 132; [2], iii, [1], 152pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and an additional leaf featuring 'Proposals for Printing by Subscription Memoirs;...' bound in before the title of Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-ruled (faintly) marbled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, else a fine set. Inked ownership inscriptions of 'Hugh Entwisle 1818' to FFEP and 'John Markland Jun.' to head ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 19551
JONSON, Ben. The Three Celebrated plays Of that Excellent Poet Ben Johnson. Viz. The Fox, a Comedy. The Alchymist, A Comedy. The Silent Woman, a Comedy... London. Printed for W. Feales, [1732]. 12mo. [2], 96; 96; 100; 35pp, [1]. Each of the plays has a separate dated title page, pagination and register. With an engraved frontispiece and a final page of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed, lower joint split, loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp, occasional inked highlighting to terminal catalogue. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 20588