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BURKE, Edmund. Speech of edmund burke, Esq. member of parliament for the city of bristol, On presenting to the House of Commons (On the 11th of February, 1780) a plan for the better security of the independence of parliament, and the oeconomical reformation of the civil and other establishments. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1780. First edition. [4], 95pp, [1]. With a half-title. ESTC T49639.

[Bound with:] [GEORGE IV]. Anticipation of the speeches intended to be spoken In the house of commons, On friday, May 4, upon the motion of alderman newnham, relative to the affairs of the prince of wales. London. Printed for J. Kearsley, 1787. New edition. [2], 110pp. With a half-title. Not in ESTC. cf. ESTC T18578.

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£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 14108
BIDLAKE, John. The sea: a poem. In two books. London. Printed for T. Chapman, 1796. First edition. [16], 31, [5], 35-74pp. With two engraved plates and a list of subscribers. ESTC T125544.

[Bound with] BIDLAKE, John. The summer's eve; a poem. London. Printed by T. Bensley, 1800. First edition. iv, [8], 87pp, [1]. With six engraved plates, a list of subscribers, and a final page of publisher's advertisements. ESTC T126891.

[And:] BIDLAKE, John. The country parson, a poem. London. Printed for T. ... More >
£ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 14680
[GREEK MYTHOLOGY]. [FENELON, Francois de Salignac de La Mothe-]. The adventures of telemachus, The son of ulysses. In Twenty-four books. With the adventures of aristonous. Written by the Archbishop of cambray... Jena. For Theodore William Ernest Guth., 1749. 8vo. xii, [36], 526pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, title page in red and black. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red calf lettering- piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, upper joint starting, loss to head of spine. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP: 'Joseph Steevens / Wycombe Bucks / 1771', inked ownership inscription to verso of frontispiece: 'Wm. Hall / 1778', early inked initials to title page, worm-trail ... More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23996
WHITESTONE, James. A reading upon the statute of murder, 10 Hen. VII. chap. xxi. In course of which, The Doctrine "That all are Principals in High Treason," is considered; with some observations on the cases of george robert fitzgerald, Esq. And james foy. Dublin. Printed by William Whitestone, 1787. First edition. 8vo. [2], 172, 36pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's powder blue wrappers. Without spine panel, extremities lightly browned, first gathering working loose. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 17682
[STUBBS, W., TALMASH, G.]. The Crown Circuit companion; containing The Practice at the Assizes on the Crown Side, and of the Courts of General and General Quarter Sessions of the Peace, and also of Oyer and Terminer for London and Middlesex... London. Printed for E. and R. Brooke and J. Rider, 1799. Seventh edition. 8vo. ix, [1]. 869pp, [1]. With a final page of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary blind-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, upper joint split. Recent bookplates to FEP and FFEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 11233
[UNIVERSAL MAGAZINE]. The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure: containing News, Letters, Debates...And other Arts and Sciences; Which may render it Instructive and Entertaining to Gentry, Merchants, Farmers, and Tradesmen... London. Published Monthly according to Act of Parliament For John Hinton, [1758]. First edition. 8vo. 365pp, [11]. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved general title page, and 16 engraved plates (eight folding, two hand-coloured). Without half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn. Occasional spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 24028
[LOVAT, Simon Fraser, Lord]. [PARLIAMENT - House of Lords]. The whole proceedings in the House of Peers, upon the impeachment exhibited by the Knights, Citizens, and Burgesses, in Parliament Assembled, in the Names of Themselves, and of All the Commons of Great Britain; against Simon Lord Lovat, for high treason... London. Printed for Samuel Billingsley, 1747. First edition. Folio. [4], 188pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Contemporary marbled boards, later rebacked in calf, preserving contemporary red morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed and marked. Armorial bookplate of James Hardie Writer to FEP, paper repair to gutter margin on imprimatur leaf, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23722
[BURNET], Gilbert. A discourse of the pastoral care. London. Printed for Dan. Midwinter...and Benj. Cowse, 1713. Third edition, with a new preface suited to the present time; and some other additions.. 8vo. [30], xxii, 244pp (and 16 blank leaves inserted between L4/5). Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Bookplate and shelf-marks of the Bath Reference Library to recto of FFEP, lightly spotted, with occasional minute marginal wormtracks. With a printed presentation leaf, apparently produced specially for this volume, inserted at the beginning of the text block, reading 'For / Mr Giles Hill / Of Oriel College ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15394
STEELE, Richard, Sir. An account of the fish-pool: Consisting of A Description of the Vessel so call'd, lately invented and built for the Importation of Fish alive, and in good Health, from Parts however distant...Likewise, A Description of the Carriage intended for the Conveyance of Fish by Land, in the same good Condition as in the Fish-Pool by Sea. London. Printed and sold by H. Meere, 1718. First edition. vii, [1], 60pp. With numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. ESTC T18823.

[Bound after:] CERRI, [Urbano]. STEELE, Richard, Sir [translator]. An account Of the state of the Roman-Catholick Religion Throughout the World... London. Printed for J. Roberts, 1715. First edition in English. [2], lxxviii, viii, 197, [1], x pp. Very occasional early annotations to margins. ESTC T57998.

[And:] [ERKSINE, John]. A letter from the Earl ... More >
£ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 23160
CUMBERLAND, Richard. Calvary; or the death of christ. A poem, in eight books. London. Printed by Luke Hansard, 1800. New edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [2], 171, [1]; [2], 169pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece to both volumes, a further seven engraved plates, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Contemporary gilt-ruled straight-grain navy morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-labels of John Sparrow to verso of both FFEPs, foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23862
[LIGHT HORSE VOLUNTEERS]. General regulations and instructions for the Light-horse Volunteers of London & Westminster. [London]. Printed for the Corps, by Bunney, thompson, and Co., 1797. Second edition, with alterations and additions. 24mo. vii, [1], 232, [5], 238-264, [8], 277-281pp, [1]. With six leaves (partially misbound), blank but comprehended in the pagination. Contemporary gilt-ruled dark green calf, A.E.G. Rubbed, marked, and bumped. Marbled endpapers, very occasional inked corrections to text. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 23156