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A CLERGYMAN [HENSLOWE, William Henry]. The christian hebdomad, or week of human life. A souvenir of the savior! And an occasional help to family devotion. London. Simpkin, Marshall and Co., 1866. First edition. 8vo. 117pp, [3]. Original publisher's navy cloth, stamped in gilt and blind. Rubbed and sunned, a trifle marked, some chipping to head and foot of spine. Recent bookplate of R. C. Fiske to recto of FFEP, blank marriage certificate pasted to RFEP. Presentation copy, inked inscription to FEP: 'Ellen E. Henslowe / 29 April 1884 / from the author WHH'.

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£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 20817
ACTON, Harold. Memoirs of an Aesthete 1939-1969. New York. The Viking Press, 1970. First American edition. 8vo. 318pp. Original publisher's black cloth-backed purple paper boards, dustwrapper. A very good copy with only slightest of chipping to unclipped dustwrapper. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'For Mason and Florence / with all best wishes for / Christmas and the New Year / ever affectionately / Harold / 19 December 1973.' More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 14541
[ACTS - GEORGE III]. Anno quadragesimo quarto georgii III. regis. Cap. LIV. An Act to consolidate and amend the Provisions of the several Acts relating to Corps of Yeomanry and Volunteers in Great Britain; and to make further Regulations relating thereto. - [5th June 1804]. [Edinburgh]. [William Blackwood and Sons], [1848]. 8vo. 32pp. Stitched, as issued. Central horizontal fold, lightly dust-soiled, inked ownership inscription of Sir John Orde to head of title page. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 21537
[ACTS - King George III - QUARANTINE]. An act (passed 12th March 1805,) for making further provision for the effectual performance of quarantine; and also An Order in Council, Dated 5th April 1805. London. Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1805. First edition. Quarto. 86pp, [60]. Contemporary blind ruled tan calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some scuffing, joints just starting. Contemporary armorial bookplate (with motto "Vive revicturus") to FEP. Occasional marginal loss, else internally immaculate. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 18928
ADAMS, W. H. Davenport. Battle stories from British and European history. London. Swan Sonnenschein and Co., c.1900. Seventh edition. 8vo. x, [3], 14-464pp. With half-title, and illustrated frontispiece and numerous illustrated plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped pictorial red cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt, A.E.G. Slight loss and splitting to head and foot of sunned spine. Decorated endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP alongside pencil ownership inscription of 'Raglan', lightly foxed. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14665
A FARMER. Hints to landlords and tenants in the neighbourhood of doncaster. Doncaster. Published by C. and J. White; and J. Ridgway, 1827. First edition. 8vo. [4], 57pp, [3]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. Original publisher's drab paper wrappers, later typed lettering-piece to upper panel. Extremities marked and creased, spine a trifle chipped. Lightly dust-soiled. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18355
AIKEN, J[ohn]. Geographical delineations: or a compendious view of the natural and political state of all parts of the globe. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1806. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, [2], 374; iv, 408pp. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, a trifle sunned. Armorial bookplates to front pastedowns of 'Seton of Ekolsund', occasional spots of light marking, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 14560
AIKIN, John. The calendar of nature. Designed for the instruction and entertainment of young persons. London. Printed for Baldwin and Cradock, 1835. New edition, corrected and much improved. 18mo in 6s. [2], x, 91pp, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves, vignette engraving to title and head of each month within text. A handsome copy in original roan-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Boards a little faded, slightest of rubbing. Bookseller's label of 'H. Fraser, Greenock' to FEP, gift inscription to head of half-title. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 15174
AITON, William. A History of the rencounter at Drumclog, and Battle at Bothwell Bridge, in the month of June, 1679, With an account of what is correct, and what is fictitious in the "Tales of my Landlord," respecting these engagements, and reflections on political subjects. Hamilton. Printed by W. M. Borthwick and Co., 1821. First edition. 8vo. [2], 131pp, [2]. With half-title and an engraved folding frontispiece depicting the field of battle. Disbound, leaves uncut. Ink stain to edge of quires, creasing to leaves throughout, short tear to gutter margin of final leaf repaired with clear tape, occasional spots of foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12158
AKENSIDE, Mark. The poetical works...Collated with the best editions by Thomas Park, F. S. A. London. Printed at the Stanhope Press, by Whittingham and Rowland, 1811. 16mo. In two volumes. [4], 171, [1]; [4], 140pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight-grain morocco, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle marked. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to head of both titles, lightly spotted. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 21145
ALEXANDER, William. The eight beatitudes st. matthew, Chap V.. London. Published Jan. 1st 1822, by W. Alexander, Engraver and Printer to Her Royal Highness the Duchess of Clarence, [1822]. Oblong Quarto. [6]pp. With 10 engraved plates, including the engraved title-page. Subscriber's copy. Handsomely bound in contemporary red straight-grained morocco, richly tooled in gilt and blind, lettered 'MAJOR GENERAL SIR HERBERT TAYLOR' to upper board, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Internally immaculate. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16888
[ALMANACK]. The general Almanack of Scotland, and British register, for 1811, being the third after leap year. Containing a correct kalendar, accurate lists of the fairs, fiars, roads, &c. of Scotland; and an abstract of the assessed taxes, stamp duties, &c....and the British army and navy. Edinburgh. Printed by and for David Ramsay and Son et al., 1811. First edition. 12mo. 324pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed with slight surface soiling. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of light foxing. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 12963
A MOTHER. [BUDDEN, Maria Elizabeth]. A key to knowledge; or, things in common use. Simply and shortly explained in a series of dialogues. London. Printed for J. Harris and Son, 1820. Third edition. 12mo. viii, 172pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's red roan-backed marbled boards, ruled and lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed, some surface loss to bumped corners. Inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf N5, very occasional spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 20985
ANACREAON. MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into english verse with notes. In two volumes. London. Printed for J. Carpenter, 1806. Sixth edition. 8vo. [iii]-xv, [1], [5]-163, [1]; 146pp. With engraved portrait frontispieces of both Moore and Anacreon. Without half-title to first volume. Beautifully bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt. Blue silk endpapers, A.E.G. and gauffered. Slightly warped, a little marking, slight damp-staining to fly-leaves of Vol I, else a fine set. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13128
ANACREON. The odes of anacreon, translated from the greek into english verse, with notes. Yarmouth. Printed by John Beart, for B. Crosby and Co. London, 1804. Second edition. 8vo. 27, [1], 144pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary olive green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of Ed Grabhorn to FEP, offsetting to title-page, slight damp-staining to rear blank fly-leaf and RFEP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 16787