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EVANS, John. Juvenile pieces: designed for the youth of both sexes. London. Printed by C. Whittingham, 1794. Second edition. 8vo. [8], 143pp, [1]. With and engraved frontispiece and a final page of publisher's advertisements. A variant of the second edition with the date in the imprint. Contemporary gilt-ruled sheep. Extremities marked and rubbed, joints split. Frontispiece browned More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 21133
COOPER, Reverend Mr. [JOHNSON, Richard]. A new history of england. From the Earliest Period to the Present Time. On a Plan recommended by The Earl of Chesterfield... London. Printed for E. Newbery, 1791. Eighth edition. 12mo. xii, [1], 14-180pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further five engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled boards. Heavily rubbed and marked, without lettering-piece. Later ink ownership stamp of I. Tritton to FFEP, occasional slight chipping to margins, offsetting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21213
HOLMES, John. The art of rhetoric made easy: or, Elements of Oratory Briefly stated, and fitted for the Practice of The studious youth of Great-Britain and Ireland: In two books... London. Printed by A. Parker, 1739. 8vo. In two parts. [18], 96, 71pp, [7]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Title page in red and black. Contemporary sheep. Extremities marked and worn, joints split. Recent bookplate of Eric Gerald Stanley to FEP, very occasional ink-spotting, light damp-staining to head of text-block. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 20314
[BENTLEY, William]. Halifax, and it's gibbet-law Placed in a true Light. Together With a Description of the town, the Nature of the Soil, the Temper and Disposition of the people, the Antiquity of its Customary Law, and the Reasonableness thereof...To which are added, The Unparallel'd Tragedies committed by Sir John Eland, of Eland, and his Grand Antagonists. Halifax. Printed by P. Darby, for John Bentley, [1761]. Third edition. 12mo. [4], 95pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. With a divisional title-page dated 1761: 'Revenge upon Revenge: or, an Historical Narrative of the Tragical Practices of Sir John Eland, of Eland...' Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, the slightest of rubbing to extremities. Pastedowns sprung, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to verso of upper board, very slight paper flaw to text of verso of leaf N1 (p.70) - ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14814
[NAUBERT, Benedikte]. Alf von deulmen: or, the history of the emperor philip, and his daughters. London. Printed for J. Bell, 1794. First edition in English. 8vo. Two volumes bound as one. xx, 300; [2], 305pp, [1]. Bound by J. Parkin's of Westminster in contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities worn. Early inked ownership inscription (Mrs. Rowland, Abingdon St.) and later ink-stamp of Sir Walter John Trevelyan, Sheriff of Cornwall to recto of FFEP, Vol. I advertisement leaf (A2) detached with loss to gutter - recently naively reattached with ... More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 19642
L'ESTRANGE, Hamon. A Friendly and Charitable legacy to the world... Bury. Printed and Sold by W. Green et al., 1767. Second edition. 8vo. ix, [1], 90pp, [2]. With a final leaf of advertisements (not recorded by ESTC). Contemporary sheep, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, joints split, loss to head of spine. Hinges exposed, inked ownership signature to FFEP of Anna Maria Ewen Junr. (1786-1857) whose mother (according to neat pencilled notes on front endpapers), was the granddaughter of the author. With an acrostic poem ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23175
PILKINGTON, [Mary]. Miscellaneous poems. London. Printed for Vernor and Hood, 1799. Second edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [10], 144; [6], 142pp. Contemporary tree-calf, black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J, Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, inked ownership inscriptions of Juliana Robinson to head of both titles, foxed. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 19668
[CHURCHILL, Sarah Duchess of Marlborough]. DALRYMPLE, Sir David. The opinions of sarah duchess-dowager of marlborough. Published from the original mss. [Edinburgh]. [s.n.], 1788. Sole edition. 12mo in 4s. xx, 120pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-ruled polished calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed to spine, extremities, upper board slightly marked, some browning to endpapers and fly-leaves, but a pleasing family copy, with the engraved bookplate of Lord F.A. Spencer to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21220
DENNIS, [John] Mr.. A poem upon the Death of Her late Sacred Majesty Queen anne, and the Most Happy and most Auspicious Accession Of his Sacred Majesty king george. To the Imperial Crowns of Great Britain, France and Ireland. With an Exhortation to all True Britons to Unity. London. Printed by H. Meere, and Sold by J. Baker, 1714. First edition. 8vo. 30pp. With a half-title. Recent half-calf, brown cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, slight shaving to top-edge. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15133
RABELAIS, Fran├žois. The work of Francis Rabelais... London. Printed for T. Evans, 1784. 12mo. In four volumes. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Recent brown cloth, lettered and stamped in gilt. Minor shelf-wear. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of William Johnston to head of all titles, later inked ownership inscription of P. Carson to front blank fly-leaf of Vol. I. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23313
[FUGITIVE PIECES]. Fugitive pieces, on Various subjects. By several authors. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1765. Second edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [2], 352; [4], ix, [1], 11-357pp, [3]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf boards, recently rebacked to style, preserving contemporary contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed and marked, chipping to lettering-pieces. Occasional browning and light damp-staining More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23351
NISBET, Alex[ander]. An essay on Additional Figures and Marks of Cadency. Shewing, The Ancient & Modern Practice of Differencing Descendents In This and other Nations. More Fully and Exactly, than any Thing hitherto Published upon this Part of Herauldry. Edinburgh. Printed by John Reid junior, 1702. First edition. 8vo. [8], xxi, [1], 276pp. With six engraved plates. Recent blind-ruled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Some chipping to margins of title page and first three leaves of text. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18791
WARBURTON, John. London and Middlesex illustrated: By a true and explicit Account of the Names, References, Geneaology, and Coat Armour of the nobility, Principal merchants, And other Eminent families, Trading within The Precincts of this most opulent City and Country... London. Printed by C. and J. Ackers...For the Author, 1749. First edition. 8vo. [4], viii, 163pp, [1]. Later polished panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very minor shelf-wear. Title page browned. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 18790
[DRYDEN, John]. JUVENAL. PERSIUS. The satyrs of Decimus Junius Juvenalis: and of Aulus Persius Flaccus. Translated into English verse By Mr. Dryden, And several Eminent Hands... London. Printed for J. Tonson, 1735. Sixth edition. 8vo. cxi, [1], 296pp. With an engraved frontispiece and a further 23 engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, joints split, loss to lettering-piece and head and foot of spine, later paper label reading 'Revesby Abbey bed rooms.' to upper board. Armorial bookplate of James Banks Stanhope to FEP (obscuring earlier armorial bookplate). More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23270
CRUDEN, William. Nature Spiritualised, in a variety of poems. Containing Pious and Practical Observations on the works of nature, and the ordinary occurrences in life. London. Printed by J. and W. Oliver, 1766. First edition. 12mo. xiv, 295pp, [1]. Later gilt-tooled diced-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed, a trifle marked, loss to head and foot of spine. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, title page laid-down, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto, loss to head, very occasional closed tears to margins, final gathering protruding from text-block, loss to final leaf (just clipping text without loss of sense), ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19796