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[BRITISH CHURCHES]. [Tracts relating to the British Churches]. [1721-1760] Vol. I:

A REAL FRIEND TO THE TRUTH OF THE GOSPEL. The Church of England Try'd by Herself: An Appeal to Her own Principals for the Fitness and Expediency of a Review and Alteration of her Articles, Liturgy, &c... London. Printed for J. Noon, 1756. First edition. [2], 62pp. Contemporary inked ownership inscription of Walter Bowman to verso of title page. ESTC T20926.

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£ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 29440
WILLIAMS, Benjamin. Chronicque de la traïson et mort de richart deux roy dengleterre... À Londres [i.e. London]. Aux dépens de la Société, 1846. First edition. 8vo. xcvi, 324pp. Text in English, Latin, and Old French. Interleaved throughout. Bound by Lake and Mackenzie of Uxbridge in contemporary half-calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled papers boards, morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, corners bumped and exposed. Marbled endpapers, contemporary review of the publication - extracted from The Gentleman's Magazine - tipped-in to front blank fly-leaf. Armorial bookplate of Benjamin Williams to FEP, with his ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 31449
BAILLIE, Joanna. A series of plays: in which it is attempted to delineate the stronger passions of the mind: each passion being the subject of a tragedy and a comedy. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, [1806-1812] Vol. I. fifth edition; Vol. II third edition; Vol. III, first edition. 8vo. In three volumes. [4], 410; xi, [1], 478; xxxi, [1], 314pp, [6]. With half-titles to Vols. I and II, three terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. III. Contemporary panelled calf, later rebacked, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Boards rubbed, corners exposed. Scattered spotting. Inked ownership inscriptions of Robert Milligan to titles of Vols. II and III, manuscript notes to front and rear blank fly-leaves of ... More > £ 2,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 29991
TAYLOR, John. All the workes of john taylor the water-poet. Beeing Sixty and three in Number. Collectedinto one Volume by the Author: With sundry new dditions, corrected, revised, and newly Imprinted. Lonon. Printed by J.B. for James Boler; at the signe of the Marigold in Pauls Churchyard, 1630. First edition. Folio. [10 of 12], 148, [2], 93, 92-200, 225-343, [1], 14, 13-146pp. Numerous woodcut vignettes within text. Without A1 (blank), but with the elaborate extra-engraved title (incorporating vignettes showing a portrait of the author, and a Thames boatman, by Thomas Cockson). Handsomely bound in likely nineteenth-century gilt-tooled burgundy crushed morocco. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Extremities and joints a trifle rubbed. As often the case with finely bound ... More > £ 4,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 30737
KEATS, John. The poetical works of john keats. London. Humphrey Milford; Oxford University Press, 1914. Enlarged edition. 8vo. lxxxii, 491pp. Handsomely bound in a gilt-tooled red morocco 'Oxford Binding'. All edges gilt. A little rubbed and marked to extremities, joints. internally bright and clean save minor foxing to marbled endpapers. Contemporary inscription to FFEP. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 32020
STEVENSON, John. A Rare Soul strengthening and comforting cordial, For Old and Young Christians... Glasgow. Printed by John Bryce, 1772. 56pp. Not in ESTC.

[Bound with:] SHIRRA, Robert. Godliness and its exercise recommended in two sermons... Edinburgh. Printed by John Gray and Gavin Alston, 1769. First edition. 50, 16pp. ESTC T95195.

12mo. Recent gilt-ruled half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly browned internally. More >
£ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 24288
SHAKESPEARE, William. The works of william shakespeare. London. Macmillan and Co., 1896. In three volumes. [8], 544; [6]; 644; [6], 666pp. Modern gilt-tooled half-calf, marbled paper boards, marbled edges. Minor shelf-wear. Marbled endpapers, bookseller tickets of H. M. Gilbert of Southampton to all FEPs, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 27780
WASSERMANN, Jakob. Geronimo de Aguilar. [Wien]. [Hellerau], [1923]. Limited edition. 8vo. Number 286 of 450 copies printed. Pencilled inscriptions of the author and illustrator to colophon. 74pp, [3]. With 13 etchings by Fritz Heubner in the text (10 of which full-page.) Original publisher's gilt-tooled green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, housed in original marbled paper slipcase. Slipcase rubbed and dulled. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 31729
SOUTHEY, Robert. The life of nelson. London. Printed for John Murray, 1814. Second edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, 264; viii, 288pp. With half-titles. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol I and a plate of Nelson's signatures in facsimile bound as frontispiece to Vol. II. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled diced calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of Rees Goring Thomas to FEPs, contemporary inked school presentation inscription to verso of FFEP ... More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 31051
HUMBOLDT, Alexander von. Ansichten der Natur... Stuttgart und Tubingen. J. G. Cotta'scher Verlag, 1849. 8vo. In two volumes. xviii, 362; [4], 407pp, [1]. Bound by Leighton of London in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, pencilled shelf-marks to FFEPs, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 31702
[VAIRASSE, Denis]. Histoire des sevarambes peuples qui habitent une Partie du troisieme Continent, communement appelle la terre australe... Amsterdam. Aux depens d'Estienne Roger, 1702. 12mo. In two volumes. 333, [1]; 303pp, [25]. Titles printed in red and black. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and a terminal catalogue of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Uncut. Handsomely bound in later red morocco, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Early armorial bookplates of Lord Bracco tipped-in to FFEP of Vol. I and verso of frontispiece of Vol. II respectively, frontispieces heavily ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 31618
BONNAFFE, Edmond. Les collectionneurs de l'ancienne france. Paris. Chez Auguste Aubry, 1873. First edition. 12mo. Limited edition of 606 copies, this being number 171 of 600 on laid paper. [4], xii, [2], 122pp, [2]. Title, limitation leaf, and colophon printed in red and black. Bound by D. Blanchard in contemporary gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled paper boards, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 31744
BARON-WILSON, Mrs. Cornwell. Memoirs of harriot, duchess of st. albans. London. Henry Colburn, 1839. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xvi, 362; vii, 354pp. Extra-illustrated with 75 engraved plates (predominantly portraits). With a loosely inserted playbill advertising the staging of The Rivals at Drury Lane in 1803, with Harriot performing. Newspaper clippings relating to her life and an ALS and remnants of a manuscript note in the hand of Thomas Coutts pasted to rear blank fly-leaves of Vol. II. Bound by Ramage ... More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 31062
BATES, William. The Maclise Portrait-Gallery of "illustrious literary characters" With memoirs biographical, critical, bibliographical & anecdotal illustrative of the literature of the former half of the present century. London. Chatto and Windus, 1883. First edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 540pp. With 85 plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled papers boards, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, Bookplate of Alfred de Rothschild to FEP, scattered spotting. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 31665