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A gentleman of Doctors Commons. The clerk's instructor in the ecclesiastical courts: consisting of a variety of the best precedents in English now made use of in the practice of the Civil Law, together with several adjudged cases, letters of induction into a living, &c. Also a treatise concerning pluralities, the dispensation of them according to the statute of 21 Hen. 8. and of retainder of chaplains. Published for the benefit of the students and practitioners in the Ecclesiastical Courts, as also for clergymen, attornies and others who would be acquainted with the method of proceeding therein.
1st ed. In the Savoy: printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, (assigns of Edward Sayer, Esq;) for S. Birt, D. Browne, and J. Shuckburgh, 1740. [4], 528, [20]p. With an initial advertiusement leaf. Modern quarter calf over plain boards; raised bands and title in gilt to spine. Occasional marginal dust soiling. A very good copy. (Book ref. wb11784) £130.00
Wm. Home Popham. The nursery guide; or, Practical hints on the diseases and management of children… Intended for the use of mothers, the heads of families, and students generally.
1st ed. London: Simkin, Marshall, and Co., 1847. [2], 5, [3], 217, [6]p. Original cloth, marked; lacking front endpaper; name at head of title; name and some scribble to front pastedown and rear endpaper; pages browned from p176 to end; pp147/148 torn along almost whole length of inside margin, without loss. A scarce title. (Book ref. wb11780) £60.00
M. G. Lewis, C. F. Barrett, and N. Drake. New collection of gothic stories. Rodolph; or, The banditti of the castle. The story of Frederico; or, The ruin of the House of Vilaineuf. Ethelbert; or, The phantom of the castle, a tale of horror. The mysterious vision; or, Perfidy punished: and Henry de Montmorency, a terrific story.
1st ed. London: printed and sold by S. Fisher; may also be had of all other booksellers, in town and country, [1804]. 42p + 1 plate. Modern marbled paper covers with title label to front. Nick to edge of plate; occasional fingering/dust soiling, mainly to margins. 'The mysterious vision' was written by Charlotte Frances Barrett; 'Henry de Montmorency' by N. Drake; and the other titles attributed to Matthew Gregory 'Monk' Lewis. The plate is included in the pagination. It is lettered at head 'London, published May 16th, 1804 by S. Fisher.' and signed at bottom 'Van Assen del.' and 'Paul Wray Sculpt.' The date of publication of the book is taken to be the same as that of the frontispiece. 'Price sixpence' printed after the colophon. An uncommon title. (Book ref. wb11783) £225.00
Edward Wells. An historical geography of the New Testament: in two parts. Part I. The journeyings of our lord and saviour Jesus Christ. Part II. The travels and voyages of St Paul, &c.
1st ed. London: printed by W. Botham; for James Knapton, and John Stephens, 1708. Frontis, [18], 144; [16], 178p + 2 maps + 15 further plates, as called for. Original boards with inappropriate and clumsy leather reback. Contemp. inscription to front endpaper. Sealing wax stains to rear pastedown. Age toning / offset to most text pages. Dust soiling to book block edges. Uncommon. (Book ref. wb11779) £60.00
[Harriet Maria Gordon Smythies]. Warning to wives: or, The platonic lover.
[New ed.]. London: Charles H. Clarke, 1858. 397p. Half-calf over marbled boards with marbled edges. Split to leather along bottom spine margin with front board. Wear to edges and corners. An uncommon novel, first published in 1847. (Book ref. wb11778) £60.00
Peter Waldo. An essay on the holy sacrament of the Lord's supper. By Peter Waldo, Esq; of Mitcham, in Surry [sic].
8th ed. London: printed for J. Walter, Charing Cross; and sold by Messrs. Rivingtons, 1792. [2], 69, [1]p. Quarter calf over marbled boards. Spine leather chipped; front board holding on cords. Inscription dated 1820 to front endpaper. A very good copy. The author was reputed to be the last living descendent of the Peter Waldo who, some say, was the founder of the Waldensian in the twelfth century. An uncommon title. (Book ref. wb11777) £60.00
J. Coote, editor. The Royal magazine: or Gentleman's monthly companion. Vol. 5 (July-Dec. 1761).
London: printed pursuant to his Majesty's royal licence, for J. Coote, at the King's Arms in Pater-Noster Row, [1761]. 324, [6], iv p + 19 (of 20) plates. Lacks plate of inside of Westminster Abbey. Preface bound at rear. Small stains to index pages; dust soiling to page edges; some corners turned down. Plates include: 'An accurate map of the seat of war in India: shewing the late acquisitions on the coasts of Malabar and Coromandel'; 'A map of the island of Martinico; by Geo. Rollos'; and several hand-coloured natural history engravings including, the brown and peach blossom dove; the Indian snake; the yellow wren of Bengal; and the red-throated fly-catcher. Includes essays, songs, poetry, British and foreign news, bankrupts, translations and reprints on various subjects. Original calf, worn and rubbed along edges and sl. abraded at head of spine. Binding sound. A very good copy. (Book ref. wb11776) £120.00
Sylvanus Urban, editor (pseud. Richard Cave). The gentleman's magazine, and historical chronicle. Vol. 29. For the year 1759.
London: printed for D. Henry and R. Cave, 1759. 643, [17]p + 23 plates, some folding. Original calf over marbled boards. Paper largely missing from back board. Joints tender. Contents clean and unmarked. A very good copy. Plates include: 'A compleat map of Germany comprehending in one view the different seats of the present war'; 'A map of the seat of war on the Rhine and parts adjacent in Germany'; 'A new and accurate map of the Isles of Guadaloupe, Marie-Galante &c.'; 'Plan of Havre de Grace'; 'Map of part of Westphalia'; 'Map of Pomerania & Brandenburg'; 'Plan of the Battle of Thornhausen'; ''A map of the Island of Orleans with the environs of Quebec'; 'An authentic plan of the River St Laurence, from Sillery to the Falls of Montmorency', &c. Monthly parts for Jun-August bound in reverse order. (Book ref. wb11775) £300.00
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Amanda Foreman (Introduction). The Sylph: a novel.
1st thus. York: Henry Parker, 2001. 224p. Trade paperback, pictorial card covers. First edition of this novel in over 200 years. 'The Sylph is an accomplished, witty, and entertaining novel which describes the moral dilemmas of a young wife newly entered into London social life. She is bemused by the demands of fashionable society and her indifferent husband allows her to be the prey of scheming rakes who would exploit her innocence and dishonour her! Her only ally is 'The Sylph' an anonymous correspondent who guides her through the pitfalls she faces until, at last, she gains happiness and security in a quite unexpected way'. A fine copy. (Book ref. wb11774) £12.00
Leonard Twells, and others. The lives of Dr Edward Pocock, the celebrated orientalist, by Dr Twells; of Dr Zachary Pearce, Bishop of Rochester, and of Dr Thomas Newton, Bishop of Bristol, by themselves; and of the Rev. Philip Skelton, by Mr Burdy. In two volumes.
1st ed. London: printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, 1816. Vol 1 only (of 2). Quarter calf over marbled boards. Bookplate of John Clucas to front pastedown. Chip to head of spine; dust soiling to title, else a very good copy. (Book ref. wb11772) £30.00
[Pierre Charron]. Peter Charro[n]. [De la sagesse. English.]. Of wisdome three bookes written in French by Peter Charro[n] Doctr of Lawe in Paris. Translated by Samson Lennard.
[3rd ed.]. London: printed for Edward Blount & Wilt: Aspley, [1620]. [34], 588, [32]. Disbound. The engraved title page has been cropped to the margins and re-laid on a period leaf which has been tipped on to the first page of the dedication. The title page and the first page of the dedication are detached. First page of dedication cropped to text margin, without loss. The last leaf of the table is cropped at all margins and laid on to a leaf of the same period. Occasional leaves cropped at outside margin, possibly to excise marginal annotations. Occasional vertical pencil lines along blocks of text. Some marginal notes in ink in a contemporary hand. Book block intact, pages fresh and text clean though some staining in the index leaves. The date ‘1613’ is given as a manuscript addition to the imprint. This date is also given in ink at the end of the dedication together with the initials 'SL' (Samson Lennard?). However, as such an edition is not recorded in ESTC, and as the last line of the text on p588 reads ‘is not necessary’ rather than ‘is not necessarie’ this is either an unrecorded edition, or that of 1620. (Book ref. wb11771) £400.00
A porter in the City (pseud.). A letter from a porter in the city, to the Lords and Commons of Great Britain, assembled in Parliament at Westminster, on Thursday, December the first, 1757.
1st ed. London: printed for M. Cooper, at the Globe, in Pater-noster-row, 1757. [2], 30p. Disbound. Dust soiling to detached title. Scarce. (Book ref. wb11770) £100.00
Robert Watt. By authority. The declaration and confession of Robert Watt, written, subscribed, & delivered by himself, the evening before his execution, for high treason, at Edinburgh, October 15. 1794. Attested by the Reverend Dr Baird, Principal of the University of Edinburgh; and the Reverend T. S. Jones, one of the Ministers of Lady Glenorchie's Chapel.
1st ed. Edinburgh: printed for Bell & Bradfute, Parliament Close, 1794. iv, 35, [1]p. Disbound copy, lacking the plate. Heavy dust soiling to title page. Scarce. (Book ref. wb11769) £80.00
Peter Heylyn. Ecclesia restaurata. The history of the reformation of the Church of England. Containing the beginning, progress, and successes of it; the counsels by which it was conducted; the rules of piety and prudence upon which it was founded, the several steps by which it was promoted or retarded in the change of times; from the first preparations to it by King Henry the VIII. untill the legal settling and establishment of it under Queen Elizabeth. Together with the intermixture of such civil actions and affairs of state, as either were coincident with it, or related to it.
3rd ed, with the addition of a very useful table of all the principal matters contained in the whole book. London: printed by R. B. for H. Twyford, F. Place, and T. Basset; and are to be sold by Thomas Randes near Grays Inne Gate in Holborn, 1674. Folio: [16], 368, [36]p. "An appendix to the former book, touching the interposings made in behalf of the Lady Jane Gray," has separate dated title page, on leaf U1r. "Affairs of church and state in England during the life and reign of Queen Mary." has separate dated title page, on leaf Z1r. "Affairs of church and state in England during the life and first eight years of the reign of Queen Elizabeth·" has separate dated title page, on leaf 2K4r. Divisional title page on leaf 2Y3r: An appendix to the former book, containing 1. The articles of religion agreed upon in Convocation anno 1562. compared with those which had been made and published in the reign of King Edward the 6th. anno 1552. 2. Notes on the former Articles, concerning the particulars in which they differed, and the reasons of it. Original calf boards, rebacked, with author and title labels. Armorial bookplate of William Charles de Meuron, Earl FitzWilliam. Occasional small oval stamps of Stratford upon Avon Public Library. Age darkening to title and occasionally in text. A very good copy. (Book ref. wb11768) £160.00
Henry N. Ridley. The dispersal of plants throughout the world. Illustrations by Miss M. B. Moss and the author.
1st ed. Ashford: L. Reeve & Co., [1930]. xx, 744p + 22 plates. Original cloth, sl. marked; edges sl. dust soiled. Stamp on front endpaper: Ex-libris P. St. J. Edwards. One biro annotation (p659) else a very good copy. (Book ref. wb11767) £60.00
Sidney Hall (engraver). Map of the Eastern Part of Persia, With Afghanistan, Bactrina, Trans-Oxiana &c.
1st ed. London: Baldwin, Cradock & Joy, 1817. 1 folded sheet: 16 x 22.5 inches. Engraved for James Mill's History of British India. Foxed, closed tear to top right hand side. Photos available. (Book ref. wb11766) £150.00
Georgiana, Duchess of Devonshire and Amanda Foreman (Introduction). The Sylph: a novel.
1st thus. York: Henry Parker, 2001. 224p. Trade paperback, pictorial card covers. First edition of this novel in over 200 years. A fine copy. (Book ref. wb11765) £12.00
Frank Herbert. Hellstrom's hive.
New York: Bantam, 1974, reprint (8th printing). Reading crease to spine, light wear at edges, age darkening to page margins of cheap paper stock. Signed by Frank Herbert on the title page. (Book ref. wb11764) £20.00
Mathurin Cordier. [Colloquia]. Mat. Corderii colloquiorum scholasticorum libri IV. diligenter recogniti. Proptrepticon ad bene vivendi, recteque loquendi studiosos.
Editio novissima, correctior & emendatior. Londini [London]: exudebant T. Wood & T. Sharpe, 1717. 8vo. [6], 154p. Original calf covered boards with later, untidy, vellum spine strip. Name to ffep: John Jones His Book 1719. Old water stain to bottom half of front endpaper which has offset slightly to title page. A very good copy. Corderius’ Latin grammar for the use of schoolchildren. (Book ref. wb11763) £100.00
[Quakers] Stevenson A. Blackwood. Heavenly places. Addresses on the Book of Joshua.
1st ed. London: James Nisbet, 1872. 177, [3], 4p. Former Mission Hall library copy with stamps from and rear. A good copy in the original cloth. (Book ref. wb11762) £10.00