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[BIBLE - English, Authorized Version]. The holy bible, containing the old and new testaments... Oxford. Printed at the Clarendon Press by Samuel Collingwood and Co., 1823. Quarto. Unpaginated. With additional engraved title pages for both the O.T. and N.T., and a further 27 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary blind-stamped black straight-grain morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Manuscript records of births, deaths, marriages etc. of the Trueman family to front blank fly-leaves, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 19315
MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan. Collected form the few remaining documents which have escaped the destructive ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. London. Printed by T. Bensley...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. First edition. Quarto. xix, [1], cclxxxiii, [1], 586pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and 20 engraved plates (one of which folding). Handsomely bound in contemporary polished red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to spine, with paper private library shelf-label to foot. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel to FEP, armorial bookplate of Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15265
TAYLOR, Jeremy. The great exemplar of Sanctity and Holy Life according to the Christian Institution: Described in the History of the Life and Death of the ever Blessed jesus christ the saviour of the world. With Cnsiderations and Discourses upon the several parts of the Story; And Prayers fitted to the several Mysteries. London. Printed by R. Norton, for Richard Royston, 1657. Third edition. Folio. [54], 600pp, [12]. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and 14 engraved plates by William Faithorne. With a terminal publisher's advertisement leaf. 'The history of the life and death of the Holy Jesus' in three parts, has a separate dated title-page for each part. Handsomely bound in near contemporary black panelled morocco, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing ... More > £ 1,250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14839
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. London. T. Hookham, 1810. First Edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 ... More > £ 400.00 Antiquates Ref. 9734
[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
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
[EQUITABLE LIFE]. The Deed of Settlement of the Society for Equitable Assurances on Lives and Survivorships, As the same is inrolled in His Majesty's Court of King's Bench at Westminster, in the year 1765; with The Bye-laws and Orders. London. Printed by Taylor and Francis. 1854, [i.e. 1881]., 1881. 8vo. vi, 101, 98*-102*, 102**, 102dag, 102dagdag, 102s, 102ss, [2], 102-132, [1], 140-150. Complete despite a most erratic pagination. A handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, with longitudinal contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers and edges. Slightest of wear to extremities, two small ink-blots to upper board. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 10951
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. London. William Curry, Jun. And Company., 1845. 8vo. xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 10201
BAKER, Pacifus. O.S.F.. The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations.... London. Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham, 1759. Second Edition. 12mo. viii, [3], 10-270pp, [1]. Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 10220
NUGENT, Nicholas.. The Case of Nicholas Nugent, Esq. Late Lieutenant in the First Regiment of Foot Guards. With Copies of the Letters Which Passed Between Him and General Craig, Lord Barrington, and the Judge Advocate, on Mr Nugent's Application for a Court Martial.... London. Printed for J.Almon., 1776. Second Edition. 8vo. vii,[1], [5], 106pp. Finely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in half calf, contrasting lettering piece, gilt titling, top edge gilt, with the fore and lower edges uncut. A fine copy but for slight wear to upper joint and extremities. Neat marginal paper repairs to final leaf. More > £ 225.00 Antiquates Ref. 10479
HOWITT, William. The boy's country-book: being the real life of a country boy, written by himself; exhibiting all the amusements, pleasures, and pursuits of children in the country. London. Longman, Orme, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1841. Second edition. 8vo. [3], vi-xi, [1], 308pp. With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Without half-title. Handsomely bound by Potter and Sons of York in contemporary gilt-tooled red half-morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Very slightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, short tears to upper margins of leaves S7 and S8, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23401
GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de. Theatre a l'usage des jeunes personnes. A Geneve [i.e. Geneva]. Chez les Librairies Associes, 1785. 12mo. In four volumes. Without half-titles. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, slight chipping to head of spine of Vol. III. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, occasional spotting/toning. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21134
SADLER, M. F. Rev.. The acts of the apostles. London. George Bell and Sons, 1888. Second edition, revised. 8vo. xvi, 522pp. Contemporary prize binding, gilt-tooled calf, gilt supralibros of the Monmouthshire Education Board to upper board, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, prize bookplate to FEP. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23218
SAMAIN, Albert. Symphonie heroique. Paris. Librarie des Amateurs, A. Ferroud - F. Ferroud, Successeur, 1908. Quarto. Limited edition of 250 copies, of which this is number 205. 87pp, [1]. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and several engraved vignettes by Charles Chessa. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary gilt-tooled tan crushed morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G., original publisher's powder blue paper wrappers bound-in. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 18618
STURM, [Christoph Christian]. Sturm's reflections on the works of god; and of his providence throughout all nature. London. Baynes and Son et al., 1824. 12mo. In two volumes. xii, [1], 14-314; viii, [1], 10-336pp. With an engraved frontispiece and and additional engraved title page to each volume. Attractive contemporary prize binding of gilt-tooled black calf, marbled edges, lettered in gilt to upper board of Vol. I: 'Presented to Eliza Whittenbury. A reward for diligent attention to the science of music. Lombard House School. 1826. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional ... More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 21137
[IRELAND, William Henry]. Stultifera Navis; Qua Omnium Mortalium Narratur Stultitia. The Modern Ship of Fools. Aere Perennius. London. Printed for William Miller, 1807. First edition. 8vo. xxiv, 295pp, [9]. With half-title, a folding hand-coloured engraved frontispiece by John Augustus Atkinson in imitation of Rowlandson, and four terminal advertisement leaves. Contemporary speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Rubbed to extremities, slight splitting to joints. Recent bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP, an internally immaculate copy. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12156
COXE, William. Sketches of the Natural, Civil, and Political State of swisserland; in a series of letters to william melmoth, Esq. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1779. First edition. 8vo. viii, 532pp, [2]. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Armorial bookplates of the Marquis of Blanford and Thomas Courtenay Theydon Warner to FEP, paper repairs to lower margins of leaves C1 and C2, slight chipping to head of leaves Gg6 and Gg7, occasional light spotting. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'From the Author'. More > £ 950.00 Antiquates Ref. 11056