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[PRAULT, Louis-Laurent]. Interesting Anecdotes of Henry IV. Of France, Containing Sublime Traits and Lively Sallies of Wit of That Monarch...Translated from the French. London. Printed for J. Debrett, [c.1792]. Second English Edition. 12mo. Two volumes. [viii], 205, [3]. [2], 224pp. With three pages of advertisements to Vol I. Contemporary tree-calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chip to head of Vol II and small worm-holes to joints at foot of each volume. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 9923
BUTLER, Samuel. Hudibras, a poem... London. Printed for Akerman et al., 1822. 8vo. In two volumes. vi, v-lxxiv, [2], 444; 494pp. With 12 hand-coloured engraved plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary richly gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of Vol. I FFEP, occasional spotting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 11848
RUSKIN, John. Hortus inclusus. Messages from the wood to the garden, sent in happy days to the sister ladies of the Thwaite, Coniston, by their thankful friend. Orpington, Kent. George Allen, 1887. First edition. 8vo. One of 250 large paper copies. 172pp. With half-title. Attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary vellum, contrasting green lettering-pieces, gilt, T.E.G., marbled endpapers. A near fine copy with only very minor wear and discolouration to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12319
ROBERTSON, William. Histoire d'Ecosse, durant les regnes de la reine Marie, et du roi Jacques VI... A Londres [i.e. Paris?]. [s.n.], 1764. 12mo. In three volumes. xxviii, 400, [8]; [4], 398, [10]; [4], 489pp, [13]. With half-titles. The imprint is false, likely printed in Paris. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, some loss to head and foot of all spines, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves and title-pages, light damp-staining to Vo. III, overall internally clean and ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 11898
[HABBERTON, John]. Helen's babies. With some account of their ways: innocent, droll, fascinating, roguish, mischievous, and naughty. Also, a partial record of their actions during ten days of their existence. By their latest victim, uncle harry. Glasgow. David Bryce & Son, 1877. First British edition. 8vo. [2], 183pp, [1]. Engraved title page laid-down, original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper (laid-down) bound-in. Attractively bound by Riviere & Son in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, T.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, foxed. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 19077
ANACREON. Hai tou Anakreontos odai. Kai ta tes Sapphous, kai ta tou Alkaiou leipsana. Glasguae [i.e. Glasgow]. Excud. R. & A. Foulis, 1761. 32mo. 83pp, [1]. With a half-title. Issued both with and without a [70]pp index; the index not present here. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, remnants of silk ties to boards. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription to verso of front blank fly- leaf, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 19203
DE PUIS, Guillaume. Guilielmi puteani, Medici Grationopolitani, de occultis pharmacorum purgantium facultatib. Deque Veris ipsarum Causis, Libri duo. Quibis adjecta est Appendicula, de purgatrice Medicamentorum Facultate. Auctore Jacobo Cusinoto... Lugdani, [i.e. Lyon]. Sumpt. Michaelis Duhan, 1664. Second edition. 8vo. [16], 206pp, [2]. With extra-engraved title and final blank. Finely bound in contemporary English red morocco, panelled in gilt with further gilt to spine. Marbled pastedowns, A.E.G. Slightly rubbed and a little marked, bumping to corners, else a handsome copy. Robert Traver's copy, with his ink inscription 'Liber Robert Travers, M.D., e Coll. S. Trinitatis apud Dublinienses' to verso of blank fly-leaf, and a rather ... More > £ 1,750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14435
DODSWORTH, Mrs. Fugitive Pieces. Canterbury. Printed by Simmons and Kirkby, 1802. First edition. 8vo in 4s. iv, 107pp, [1]. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to upper board. Marbled endpapers. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 21114
FERAMUSIUS, Carolus. Epulum parasiticum, Quod eruditi conditores, instructoresque... Norimbergae [i.e. Nuremberg]. [s.n.], 1665. [56], 315pp, [1]. With an additional engraved title page and five engraved plates.

[Bound with:] PINCIER, Johann. Johan pincieri m. d. Aenigmatum libri tres, cum Solutionibus... Hagae-Comitum [i.e. The Hague]. Ex Typographia Adriani Vlacq, 1655. [20], 345pp, [19].

12mo. Bound by Ihrig (signed to the foot of spine, in gilt) in later blind-ruled red morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked. ... More >
£ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19245
MITSCHERLICH, Christoph Wilhelm. Epistola critica in apollodorum ad virum illustrem chr. gottl. heyne: accedunt nonnulla in statium et catullum autore chr. guil. mitscherlichio. Gottingae [i.e. Gottingen]. Apud Viduam Abr. Vandenhoekii, 1782. 12mo. 91pp, [1]. Early nineteenth-century gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing and marking to extremities, Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, ink ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf of 'J. Mitford / 1804', internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 14022
DRAYTON, Michael. England's Heroical Epistles, written In Imitation of the Stile and Manner of Ovid's Epistles: with annotations of The Chronicle History. London. Printed for S. Smethwick, [c.1695]. 8vo. [8], 225pp, [1]. Without frontispiece. Recent calf-backed decorated paper boards, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Ink inscriptions to title, browning to all leaves, occasional spots of dust-soiling and light marginal damp-staining, loss of characters 'h' and 'i' of 'white' on p.199. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 13209
[BON MOTS]. Elite des bons mots et des pensees choisies, Recueillies avec soin des plus celebres Auteurs, & principalement des Livres en ana. A Amsterdam. Chez Jaques Desbordes, 1706. 12mo. In two volumes. [6], 492, [6]; [2], 476pp. Titlepages in red and black. With three final leaves of publisher's advertisements to Vol. I. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, some marking and discolouration, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEPs, occasional spotting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 19498
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition. [4], 340pp. Without half-title.

[Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title.

8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting. More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16545
JUVENAL. PERSIUS. D. junii juvenalis aquinatis satirae XVI...quibus adjectae sunt, a. persii flacci satirae... Glasguae [i.e. Glasgow]. Excudebant Andreas et Joannes M. Duncan, Academiae typographi, 1825. 8vo. In two volumes. clx, 419pp, [1]; 733, [1], 2pp. With half-titles to both Vols., an engraved frontispiece and an additional engraved title page to Vol. I, and a final leaf of publisher's advertisements to Vol. II. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled green half-morocco, marbled paper boards, marbled edges. Extremities lightly rubbed, Marbled endpapers, offsetting to title page of Vol. I, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 21187
RAPIN DE THOYRAS, [Paul de]. Dissertation sur les whigs et les torys. A La Haye. Chez Charles le Vier, 1717. 8vo. [8], 162pp. Title in red and black. Contemporary calf, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, light damp-staining and occasional spots of foxing throughout, loss to bottom margin of B2, not affecting text. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13388
[LYTTELTON, George Lyttelton, Baron]. Dialogues of the dead. London. Printed for W. Sandby, 1760. Second edition. 8vo. xii, 320pp. Without errata leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight- grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. First front blank fly-leaf working-loose, inked prize inscription of Nelson House school, dated 1811, to recto of second blank fly leaf, some light damp- staining to initial gathering, very occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 19447
SETON, John. Dialectica Joannis setoni cantabrigiensis, annotationibus Petri Carteri, ut clarissimis ita breuissimis explicata. Huic accessit, obartium ingenuarum inter se cognationem, Guilielmi Buclaei Arithmetica. Londini [i.e. London]. Apud Thomam Marsh, 1577. 8vo. [318]pp. With a linen-backed folding table. Handsomely bound in later gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, small paper repairs to text of initial five gatherings - with some slight loss of sense, very occasional contemporary faded inked annotations and underlining, paper repair to lower corner of terminal leaf, some spotting/browning. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 17265