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DRYDEN, John. The poetical works of john dryden. Edinburg [sic]. [Printed for John Bell] at the Apollo Press, by the Martins, 1778. 12mo. In three volumes. With an additional engraved title page (dated 1777) to each volume, and an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, slight loss to heads of spines. Later inked ownership inscriptions to all FFEPs, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 22266
DOCTOR OF THE CIVIL LAWS. A Compleat History of the Cevennees... London. Printed for Nich. Cox, 1703. First edition. 8vo. [24], 168, 177-216pp. Text complete despite erratic pagination (or indeed the absence of leaves M5-N8, as noted by ESTC). Contemporary speckled sheep, recently rebacked, new morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Book-label of Wiston Old Rectory to FEP, small burn-hole to text of leaf I8 - without loss of sense, very occasional chipping to margins, browning and foxing to text. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18709
DREXEL, Jeremias. DUNSTER, Samuel. . The considerations of drexelius upon eternity. Made English from the Latin. London. Printed by J. Rawlins, and J. Pickard, for D. Brown.., 1710. First edition. 8vo. [16], 231pp, [1]. With a portrait frontispiece and nine further engraved plates. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting morocco lettering piece, neatly recornered, and rebacked with the original spine laid down. Modern bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. Light wear, occasional marking to the (very generous) margins. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Ex dono authoris' to head of title. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 14612
BUTLER, Joseph. Fifteen sermons Preached at the rolls chapel... London. Printed for John and Paul Knapton, 1749. Fourth edition. 8vo. [4], xxxiv, [6], 480, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary calf, later rebacked, later contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Boards heavily rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, inked annotation to title page. Armorial bookplate of Derwent Coleridge, inked inscriptions Sir John Taylor Coleridge and James Duke Coleridge, and later inked annotation to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17735
ADAM, Thomas. Practical lectures on the Church Catechism. London. Printed for C. Hitch and L. Hawes, 1755. Second edition. 12mo. vi, [1], 118pp, [2]. With a final leaf of publisher's advertisements. Handsomely bound in ninetenth-century polished calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20641
[BRISTOL]. Bristol: an abstract of the city charter. Containing the institution of mayors, recorders, sheriffs, town clerks, and all other officers whatsoever: as also a common council. To which is added, by way of Appendix, a brief historical account of the antient Lords, Constables, & Wardens of Bristol Castle. Bristol. Printed for the Editor, and sold by T. Smart.., 1792. First edition. 8vo. [3]-64pp. Without half-title. Uncut, in twentieth-century cloth boards, lettered in gilt. Some marking to upper board. Title a trifle marked, else a fine, unpressed copy. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 22065
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
[BRITISH ARMY]. A list of the officers of the army and marines, with an index; a succession of colonels; and a list of the officers of the army and marines on half-pay. Also with an index. [London]. [s.n.], [1792]. Fortieth edition. 8vo. [2], 438pp. With a final leaf of errata. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, brown morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, marked, and sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst and book-label of William Robert Wellesley, Viscount Peel to FEP, leaf Ff1 browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 20616
[BIBLE - English, Authorized version]. The holy bible, containing The Old Testament and the new: Newly Translated out of the Original Tongues, And with the Former translations Diligently Compared and Revision. By His Majesty's Special Command. London. Printed by John Baskett, Printer to the King's most Excellent Majesty.., 1723. [800]pp. ESTC T81309, Herbert 965 (without the separately published plates mentioned there).

[Bound with:] DOWNAME, John. A Brief concordance... London. Printed by D. Leach..., 1726. [54]pp, without terminal (blank?) leaf. ESTC T82284.

Folio. Handsomely bound in contemporary black morocco, richly panelled in gilt, with two metal clasps, rebacked to style, with original contrasting morocco lettering-piece laid down. New endpapers. Rubbed to extremities, surfaces, four small ... More >
£ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17711
[EMERSON, William]. The elements of geometry. In which, The principal Propositions of Euclid, Archimedes, and others, are demonstrated after the most easy manner. To which is added, A Collection of useful Geometircal Problems. London. Printed for J. Nourse, 1763. First edition. viii, 183pp, [1]. With 14 engraved folding plates. ESTC T77181.

[Bound with:] [EMERSON, William]. The doctrine of proportion, arithmetical and geometrical. Together with a general Method of arguing by proportional Quantities. London. Printed for J. Nourse, 1763. First edition. iv, 32pp. ESTC T77180.

8vo. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, upper joint split at head. Some ink-spotting ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 14614
ADDISON, [Joseph]. Cato a tragedy by Mr. addison. Il catone tragedia del signore addison tradotta da anton maria salvini gentiluomo fiorentino. In Firenze [i.e. Florence]. Nella Stamperia di Michele Nestenus, 1725. First parallel English and Italian edition. Quarto. xiv, [2], 160pp. The text of the play itself printed in parallel English and Italian text. Contemporary sheep, spine richly gilt. Extremities marked and worn, loss to head and foot of spine, boards a trifle bowed. Recent private library ink- stamp to title-page, single inked annotation to margin of p.8, very occasional spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17002
COLES, E[lisha]. An English Dictionary, explaining The Difficult Terms that are used in Divinity, Husbandry, Physick, Philosophy, Law, Navigation, Mathematics, and other Arts and Sciences... London. Printed for J. Walthoe et al., 1732. 8vo. [336]pp. Text printed in three columns. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep. Extremities heavily worn and marked, leather separating from boards, worming to foot of spine. Without FEP, inked numerals to verso of FFEP, damp-staining to leaf F2, worm-trail to upper corners of a majority of text-block, occasional spotting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 21593
BURNET, Gilbert. The abridgment of the history of reformation of the Church of England. London. Printed for J. Walthoe et al., 1728. Sixth edition. In two volumes. xvi, [8], 312, [12]; 358pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece to Vol. I, a further four engraved plates, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to each volume. ESTC T105120.

[Uniformly bound with:] BURNET, Gilbert. An abridgment of the Third Volume of the history of the reformation of the reformation of the Church of England. London. Printed for J. Walthoe et al., ... More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21196
LUCAN, Marcus Annaeus. Marci annaei lucani pharsalia, sive de bello civili, libri x. Glasguae [i.e. Glasgow]. In Aedibus Roberti Urie, 1751. 8vo. [4], 308pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, slight splitting to upper joint. Later bookplate and shelf-labels of W. E. Hope Vere, Craigie Hall, and book-label of J. L. Weir to FEP (obscuring contemporary armorial bookplate and inked ownership inscription). More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 18548
BLACKLOCK, Thomas. Poems on Several Occasions. Glasgow. Printed for the Author, 1746. 8vo. [8], 88pp. With an errata slip pasted to verso of title page. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor shelf-wear. Some loss to lower corners of leaves C4 and E4, neat repair to head of leaves G1-2 at gutter (just touching text, without loss), small burn hole to upper corner of leaf I4, occasional spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 22056