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Antiquarian Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions


419 lots | 279 with images

December 14, 2012

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London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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Clarendon (Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of) The History

Lot 150: Clarendon (Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of) The History

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Description: Clarendon (Edward Hyde, 1st Earl of) The History of the rebellion and Civil Wars in England, Begun in the year 1641, 3 vol. in 7, half-titles, 87 portraits, 3 folding maps and 4 folding views, vol.6 upper corner of title torn with loss, not affecting text, outer margin of 2H8 repaired with tape, 3I2 trimmed and mounted, a few small burnholes, a few small repairs verso to folds of plates, some light browning, occasional spotting, some offsetting, modern half cream calf, 8vo, Oxford, printed at the Theater, 1705-1706-1717.

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Sandford (Francis) A Genealogical History of the

Lot 151: Sandford (Francis) A Genealogical History of the

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Description: Sandford (Francis) A Genealogical History of the Kings and Queens of England, second edition, engraved frontispiece, title in red and black, engraved illustrations, some folding, many full-page, list of subscribers, some water-staining at head to first c.100 ff., else clean, contemporary panelled calf, richly gilt spine in compartments and with red morocco label (this a little chipped with loss of 2 letters), joints starting, but holding firm, rubbed, a solid copy of a handsome production, folio, M.Jenour, for John Nicholson, 1707.

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Dugdale (Sir William) [and John Stevens]

Lot 152: Dugdale (Sir William) [and John Stevens]

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Description: Dugdale (Sir William) [and John Stevens] Monasticon Anglicanum, 3 vol., including supplement by Stevens, engraved additional pictorial title, titles in red and black, 153 plates, some double-page, occasional spotting and light browning, contemporary tree calf, spine in compartments with new leather labels, vol.1 upper cover detached, all joints split, but holding firm, corners a little worn, rubbed, folio, 1718-1722-1723.

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Jacob (Alexander) A Complete English Peerage, 2

Lot 153: Jacob (Alexander) A Complete English Peerage, 2

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Description: Jacob (Alexander) A Complete English Peerage, 2 vol. in 3, first edition, 97 engraved plates of arms, 196 folding genealogical tables, modern half calf, spine faded, folio, for the Author, 1766-1769.

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Fenn (John) Original Letters, Written During the

Lot 154: Fenn (John) Original Letters, Written During the

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Description: Fenn (John) Original Letters, Written During the Reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV and Richard III, 5 vol., vol.1 & 2 second edition, vol.3-5 first editions, 48 plates and folding tables, some offsetting and spotting, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, 4to, 1787-1823.

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Nichols (John) The Progresses, and Public

Lot 155: Nichols (John) The Progresses, and Public

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Description: Nichols (John) The Progresses, and Public Processions of Queen Elizabeth, 3 vol., first editions, 56 engraved plates, most folding, all with tape repairs verso, offsetting, some foxing, 20th century mottled half calf, spines faded, 4to, by and for the editor, 1786-1805.

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Monstrelet (Enguerrand de) The Chronicles, 5 vol.,

Lot 156: Monstrelet (Enguerrand de) The Chronicles, 5 vol.,

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Description: Monstrelet (Enguerrand de) The Chronicles, 5 vol., engraved title vignettes and 51 plates, some offsetting and spotting, occasional light browning, contemporary polished calf, rebacked, a scarce set, 4to, Hafod Press, 1809.

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Nichols (John) The Processions of Queen Elizabeth,

Lot 157: Nichols (John) The Processions of Queen Elizabeth,

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Description: Nichols (John) The Processions of Queen Elizabeth, new edition, 41 engraved plates, 1823; The Progresses, Processions, and Magnificent Festivities of King James the First, 4 vol., 4 engraved frontispieces and 33 plates, 1828, offsetting, occasional spotting, a few small stains, 20th century half calf, spines gilt, spines slightly faded, a good set of these monumental works, 4to

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Manutius (Paulus) Epistolarum libri X, woodcut

Lot 158: Manutius (Paulus) Epistolarum libri X, woodcut

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Description: Manutius (Paulus) Epistolarum libri X, woodcut printer's device to title and variant device to recto of otherwise blank final f., partly unopened, a few ff. a little carelessly opened, lightly browned, contemporary calf, blind-stamped arabesque centre-pieces, extensively repaired, [STC 17287], 16mo, Excudebat Thomas Vautrollerius typographus [for William Norton], 1581. Provenance: 'F. Goode ms jure tenet' and 'S.Goode' (contemporary ink inscriptions to title). ***A scarce little edition of the letters Manutius..

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Erastus (Thomas) Explicatio gravissimae

Lot 159: Erastus (Thomas) Explicatio gravissimae

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Description: Erastus (Thomas) Explicatio gravissimae quaestionis utrum excommunicatio, first edition, woodcut initials, worm holes. trace to lower margin of first couple of ff. and to final sigs. lightly browned throughout, some marginal water-staining and light foxing, contemporary limp vellum, [STC 10511; Adams E192], 4to, Pesclavii [i.e. London], apud Baocium Sultaceterum [i.e. John Wolfe], 1589. ***Rare first edition of Erastus' important and influential treatise, clandestinely printed in England, arguing on scriptural grounds that the sins of professing Christians should be punished by civil law only..

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Scotland.- Johnston (John) Inscriptiones

Lot 160: Scotland.- Johnston (John) Inscriptiones

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Description: Scotland.- Johnston (John) Inscriptiones historicae regum Scotorum, woodcut typographic device to title, 10 fine engraved portraits, Amsterdam, Cornelius Claessonius for Andrew Hart, bookseller of Edinburgh, 1602 bound with Heroes ex Omni Historia Scotica Lectisimi, title with small woodcut printer's device, Leiden, Christopher Guyotius for Andrew Hart, bookseller of Edinburgh, 1603, together 2 works in 1 vol., first editions, a few small water-stains, occasional spotting, a few finger-marks, early 18th century calf-backed marbled boards, upper joint starting, but holding firm, corners worn, rubbed, 4to ***Two uncommon works by the Scottish poet Johnston. He was a friend of Justus Lipsius and doubtless of the other scholars whose epigrams preface the present work - among them Joseph Scaliger, Jan Dousa and Daniel Heinsius. He was also closely attached to Andrew Melville, who probably helped him to obtain the professorship of divinity at St.Andrews c.1593, when he was 'Maister of the new college'..

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May (Thomas) The Victorious Reigne of King Edward

Lot 161: May (Thomas) The Victorious Reigne of King Edward

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Description: May (Thomas) The Victorious Reigne of King Edward the Third, first and only edition, engraved portrait frontipiece, lacking final blanks, short repaired tear to foot of G3, a little closely trimmed at foot in places, occasional spotting, lightly browned, 19th century burgundy straight-grain morocco, gilt, slightly rubbed, g.e., [STC 17719], 8vo, for T.Walkley, and B.Fisher, 1635. ***A good copy of an interesting verse history of Edward III, commissioned by, and dedicated to Charles I. We can trace only two other copies auction since 1978..

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Lot 162: Bacon (Sir Francis) The Historie of Life and Death

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Description: Bacon (Sir Francis) The Historie of Life and Death with Observations Naturall and Experimentall for the Prolonging of Life, translated by William Rawley, first authorised translation in English, initial imprimatur f., additional engraved pictorial title, ink stamps, including 2 to pictorial title, contemporary calf, rebacked, [STC 1157], I.Okes, for Humphrey Mosley, 1638. ***Scarce at auction. Includes dietary tips to prolong life..

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Bible, English. Bible (The), That is, The holy

Lot 163: Bible, English. Bible (The), That is, The holy

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Description: Bible, English. Bible (The), That is, The holy Scriptures conteined...[- The Booke of Psalms], text within printed black rules throughout, general title with woodcut device, NT within woodcut border comprising multiple compartments, woodcut maps, vignettes, decorations and initials, damp-stain affecting lower inner margin, some marking and dust-soiling, stitching perished with contents loose, fraying to fore-edge, contemporary calf, badly worn with backstrip largely missing, 8vo, "Deputies of Christopher Barker, 1599" [but later].

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Grotius (Hugo) Politick Maxims and Observations,

Lot 164: Grotius (Hugo) Politick Maxims and Observations,

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Description: Grotius (Hugo) Politick Maxims and Observations, initial f. blank, occasional spotting, [Wing 2123A; Ter Meulen & Diermanse 683 (1654 edition)], for Humphrey Moseley, 1655 bound with [Sancroft (Wiliam)] Modern POlicies, taken from Machiavel, Borgia, and other choice Authors, by an eye-witnesse, fourth edition, this copy with 2 additional ff. compared with that listed on ESTC, these signed 'A' and between A10 and a1, with final blank, lightly browned, occasional spotting, small wormhole within text of final f., very minor loss, [Wing S557], printed for Tho: Dring, 1653, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary sheep, lacking backstrip, rubbed and scuffed, 12mo ***The Grotius is rare. Not in British Library and with ESTC listing only one copy (Univ. of California). It is a re-issue of Wing G2123 (1654) with cancel title page..

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Augustine (Saint) The Life of S.Augustine, inner

Lot 165: Augustine (Saint) The Life of S.Augustine, inner

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Description: Augustine (Saint) The Life of S.Augustine, inner upper corner of title with slight loss, not affecting text, a6 2 small holes, affecting a few letters, H1 tear within text, but with no loss, H1 small tear at head, affecting headline, trimmed at head, affecting some headlines, some staining, contemporary speckled calf, spine in compartments and with red morocco label, foot of spine chipped, joints splitting, but holding firm, slightly rubbed, [Wing A4211], 8vo, J.C. for John Crook, 1660. ***Scarce, with ESTC listing only six copies..

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Law.- Acts and Statutes, Made in a Parliament,

Lot 166: Law.- Acts and Statutes, Made in a Parliament,

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Description: Law.- Acts and Statutes, Made in a Parliament, collection of acts etc., bound together, a few with contemporary notes, a few pages with damp staining to lower margin, contemporary signature to title, contemporary calf upper joint split, a little loose in binding, sm. folio, Andrew Crook, Dublin, 1699

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Dryden (John) Poems on Various Occasions, title in

Lot 167: Dryden (John) Poems on Various Occasions, title in

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Description: Dryden (John) Poems on Various Occasions, title in red and black, H4 with tear, within text, but with no loss, P1 hole / tear within text, loss of several letters, for Jacob Tonson, 1701 bound with Dryden (John) Fables ancient and modern; translated into verse, from Homer, Ovid, Boccace, & Chaucer: with orginal poems, lacking title, some browning and water-staining, ?[Jacob Tonson], ?[1700], together 2 works in 1 vol., 20th century panelled calf, gilt spine in compartments, earlier red morocco label preserved, upper cover detached, corners a little worn, rubbed and scratched (especially spine), folio

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Geddes (Michael) Miscellaneous Tracts, first

Lot 168: Geddes (Michael) Miscellaneous Tracts, first

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Description: Geddes (Michael) Miscellaneous Tracts, first edition, title page repaired at upper margin, contemporary calf, rebacked, leather lettering label, library book plate to from t past-down, 8vo, A and J. Churchil, 1702

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Trials.- A Collection of the several statutes, and

Lot 169: Trials.- A Collection of the several statutes, and

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Description: Trials.- A Collection of the several statutes, and parts of statutes, now in force, relating to High Treason, and misprision of High Treason, 2 parts in 1, initial imprimatur f., attractive contemporary black morocco gilt, with arms of Queen Anne in central panel, floral and foliage corner-pieces, head of spine chipped, extremties rubbed, g.e., 8vo, Charles Bell, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, 1709.

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Pamphlets.- Surprizing (The) Lives and Adventures

Lot 170: Pamphlets.- Surprizing (The) Lives and Adventures

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Description: Pamphlets.- Surprizing (The) Lives and Adventures of Jack Shepherd, and Jonathan Wild, engraved portrait frontispiece, lacks E4 at end (blank) ink signature of Samuel Kilner at head of title, [ESTC lists the University of California copy only], John Thrift, [?1725] [bound with] Bullock (Christopher) A Woman's Revenge: or, a Match in Newgate. A Comedy, engraved frontispiece, [ESTC lists 3 copies only; not in the BL], W. Feales, 1735 [bound with] Particular (A) and Impartial Narrative Of the late Mutiny and Running away with the Chesterfield Man of War, off the Coast of New Guinea, tear at tail of spine slightly affecting price, [ESTC lists 1 copy in the British Isles and 2 copies in America], G. Jones, W. Owen G. Woodfall, [?1749] [bound with] [Henry VIII].- Royal adventures: being the amorous history of King Henry the Eighth, lacks A1 & 2 (title and preliminary f.), [ESTC lists 4 copies only, all in America], [J. Freeman, 1750] [bound with] [Fielding (Henry)] The Lottery. A Farce, slightly stained, N. Newman, 1733 [bound with] Centlivre (Susannah) The Humours of Elections, engraved frontispiece, title in red and black, lower margins slightly stained, W. Teales, 1737 [bound with] Milton (John) Comus, a Mask. (Now adapted to the Stage)..., The Second Edition, [ESTC lists 3 copies of this edition, all in America], W. Feales, 1735, together 9 pamphlets in 1 vol., browned, contemporary calf, most of covers torn away leaving spine, 12mo.

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Supernatural.- Bond (William) The Supernatural

Lot 171: Supernatural.- Bond (William) The Supernatural

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Description: Supernatural.- Bond (William) The Supernatural Philosopher: or, the Mysteries of Magick, second edition, engraved frontispiece and 2 plates, title laid down and mounted on stub, occasional ink marginalia, 33pp. 'Verses to Mr. Campbell' bound before 'Life of...Duncan Campbell' some foxing, contemporary panelled calf, sympathetically rebacked, upper joint starting at foot, but holding firm, corners a little worn, rubbed, 8vo, for. E.Curll, 1728. ***Scarce. A curious work covering demons, geniis and 'familiar spirits', a discourse on second sight, a discussion of the existence of spirits and witches, dreams, spectres, omens and apparitions, enchantment, necromancy 'exemplified in the history.of Mr Duncan Campbell.who though deaf and dumb, writes down any stranger's name at first sight, with their future contingencies of fortune'. Also includes a tract by Dr Wallis entitled 'The Method of Teaching Deaf and Dumb Persons to Read, Write and Understand a Language'..

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Lot 172: Pope (Alexander) Of the Use of Riches, an Epistle

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Description: Pope (Alexander) Of the Use of Riches, an Epistle to the Right Honorable Allen Lord Bathurst, first edition, foxed, upper hinge split, modern calf-backed boards, spine scuffed, [Foxon P923; Griffith 283; Rothschild 1605], by J.Wright, 1732; and 2 others, the second edition and Whitehead's The State Dunces, folio (3)

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Lot 173: Pope (Alexander) The First Satire of the Second

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Description: Pope (Alexander) The First Satire of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated in a Dialogue..., first edition, title a little soiled, [Foxon P886; Griffith 288; Rothschild 1608], L.G., sold by A. Dodd, E. Nutt, [& others], 1733; The First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Imitated, first edition, [Foxon P881; Griffith 483; Rothschild 1635], for T.Cooper, 1737, modern morocco-backed cloth, folio (2)

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Lot 174: Swift (Jonathan) The Life and Genuine Character of

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Description: Swift (Jonathan) The Life and Genuine Character of Doctor Swift, first edition, half-title, a little browned, modern morocco-backed boards, [Foxon S884; Rothschild 2143; Teerink 727], folio, for J.Roberts, 1733. ***A bibliographically difficult item, subject of much debate as to authorship and printing. This appears to be the earliest of the states detailed by Teerink..

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Swift (Jonathan) On Poetry: a Rapsody, first

Lot 175: Swift (Jonathan) On Poetry: a Rapsody, first

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Description: Swift (Jonathan) On Poetry: a Rapsody, first edition, a little browned, modern morocco-backed cloth, [Foxon S888; Rothschild 2147; Teerink 741], folio, printed at Dublin and re-printed in London, Hugginson, 1733. ***'The imprint is probably misleading, for no earlier Dublin edition is known' Rothschild..

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Lot 176: Pope (Alexander) An Epistle from Mr Pope to Dr

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Description: Pope (Alexander) An Epistle from Mr Pope to Dr Arbuthnot, first edition, modern calf-backed boards, [Foxon P802; Griffith 352; Rothschild 1623], for Lawton Gilliver, 1734; On the Charcters of Women: an Epistle to a Lady, first edition, half-title, advertisement f., bookplate to pastedown, later calf-backed boards, gilt crest stamp to upper cover, [Foxon P917; Griffith 361; Rothschild 1624], by J.Wright, 1735, folio (2)

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Lot 177: Pope (Alexander) One Thousand Seven Hundred And

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Description: Pope (Alexander) One Thousand Seven Hundred And Thirty Eight. A Dialogue Something Like Horace, first edition, first issue with 'ONE SHILLING' on title, half-title, advertisement f., [Foxon P932; Griffith 484; Rothschild 1642], [1738] bound with One Thousand Seven Hundred And Thirty Eight. Dialogue II, first edition, [Foxon P938; Griffith 494; Rothschild 1643], 1738, together in modern calf-back boards, folio.

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Lot 178: Swift (Jonathan) Verses on the Death of Doctor

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Description: Swift (Jonathan) Verses on the Death of Doctor Swift, first edition, title a little creased, final f. a little soiled, small ink note in a contemporary hand to head of title, modern morocco-backed cloth, [Foxon S920; Rothschild 2166; Teerink 771], folio, 1739.

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[Atkyns (Arabella), pseud.] The Family Magazine, 2

Lot 179: [Atkyns (Arabella), pseud.] The Family Magazine, 2

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Description: [Atkyns (Arabella), pseud.] The Family Magazine, 2 parts in 1, part 1, third edition, part 2, second edition, woodcut table plans in the text at pp27-29, slightly browned, contemporary ink inscription on front free endpaper, contemporary speckled calf, rebacked, corners worn, [Bitting p.550; Maclean p.49; Oxford p.71; Simon BG 658], 8vo, J.Osborn, 1747 & 1743.

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Lot 180: Milton (John) Paradise Lost, initial blank, 8

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Description: Milton (John) Paradise Lost, initial blank, 8 cancels, 'h' in line 3 of p.75 ablated by hand, roman 'I' in p.346 headline, blank and title browned, ink name to head of title, [Gaskell 4(a)], 1758; Paradise Regain'd, initial blank, 8 cancels, light marking to title, damp-staining affecting top-edge to varying degree throughout, [Gaskell 5(a)], 1758, uniformly bound in contemporary calf, spines gilt with sequential vol. numbers on morocco labels, rubbed at extremities, 8vo, Birmingham, John Baskerville, for J.& R.Tonson (2)

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Blackstone (William) Commentaries on the Laws of

Lot 181: Blackstone (William) Commentaries on the Laws of

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Description: Blackstone (William) Commentaries on the Laws of England in Four Books, 4 vol., fourth edition, 2 engraved plates (one folding), early 19th century ownership inscription to front end paper of each volume, contemporary tree calf, red morocco spine labels, a handsome set, 4to, Oxford, Clarendon Press, 1770-69.

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Lot 182: [Sheridan (Richard Brinsley)] The Rivals, second

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Description: [Sheridan (Richard Brinsley)] The Rivals, second edition, lacking half-title, light stain to title-page, occasional spotting, modern quarter morocco over marbled boards, 8vo, 1775. ***The correct numbering of p.79 indicates second edition, published the same year as the first..

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Gibbon (Edward) The History of the Decline and

Lot 183: Gibbon (Edward) The History of the Decline and

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Description: Gibbon (Edward) The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, 6 vol., vol.1 third edition, vols. 2 & 3 second edition, vols. 4-6 first editions, engraved portrait and 3 maps, 2 folding, slight foxing in places,, bookplate Del Pollaio di Piero Casini to front free end-papers, contemporary tree calf, bit worn, especially to joints and spine ends, rebacked, gilt, 4to, 1777-88.

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Lot 184: Customs.- Instructions for Officers of the Duties

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Description: Customs.- Instructions for Officers of the Duties on Hides in the Country, ink signatures and inscription: "Carlisle 1st Dec", 1778 [bound with] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties on Candles in the Country, 1778 [bound with] Instructions for Officers Concerned in ascertaining the Duties on Sope, [ESTC lists 2 copies in the British Isles and 2 copies in America], 1778, together 5 pamphlets in 1 vol., first two customs pamphlets defective, browned, first and second mentioned [ESTC lists 1 copy in the British Isles and 1 copy in America], contemporary half calf, rubbed, initials "V.E." on spine, 8vo, 1778.

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Priestley (Dr. Joseph) A Free Discussion of the

Lot 185: Priestley (Dr. Joseph) A Free Discussion of the

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Description: Priestley (Dr. Joseph) A Free Discussion of the Doctrines of Materialism and Philosophical Necessity, first edition, 2ff. advertisement, lacks half-title, contemporary calf, rebacked, [Crooke 364], 8vo, for J. Jonson, 1778.

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Lot 186: Johnson (Samuel) The Lives of the English Poets, 3

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Description: Johnson (Samuel) The Lives of the English Poets, 3 vol., first Dublin edition, reprint of vol. I, slightly browned, ink initials stamped on verso of title of vol. I, contemporary half tree calf, slightly rubbed, gilt spines, red morocco labels on spines, [Courtney & Smith p. 141], 8vo, Dublin, for Messrs. Whitestone, Williams, Colles and others, 1779-81.

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Johnson (Samuel) A Dictionary of the English

Lot 187: Johnson (Samuel) A Dictionary of the English

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Description: Johnson (Samuel) A Dictionary of the English Language, 2 vol., sixth edition, engraved frontispiece portrait, internally very good, bookplate of Henryson Caird on front pastedowns, contemporary diced russia, sympathetically rebacked, 4to, for J.F. & C.Rivington, L.Davis, T.Payne and Son, T.Longman, B.Law [&c.], 1785.

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Winter (George) A New and Compendious System of

Lot 188: Winter (George) A New and Compendious System of

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Description: Winter (George) A New and Compendious System of Husbandry, first edition, engraved plate, list of subscribers, some spotting, modern half calf, gilt spine in compartments and with a red leather label, [Fussell II, pp.131-132; Perkins 1934], 8vo, Bristol, W.Routh, 1787. ***Scarce. 'His book may be taken to reflect the current ideas about farming in his locality' (Fussell). The Gloucestershire based farmer produced this book in part to promote the sale of his new invention: the 'patent drill machine'..

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Burney (Francis) Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth,

Lot 189: Burney (Francis) Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth,

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Description: Burney (Francis) Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth, 5 vol., first edition, list of subscribers, vol. I 1 p. advertisement at end, early signature to title pages, handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, red morocco labels on spines of vol. 1 only lacking on others, , spines darkened from being too near an open fire, [Rothschild 50], 12mo, for T.Payne and others, 1796. ***Subscribers include Jane Austen, Mrs. Piozzi (2 sets), Warren Hastings and Humphrey Repton..

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Lot 190: Gibbon (Edward) Miscellaneous Works, 2 vol., [a

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Description: Gibbon (Edward) Miscellaneous Works, 2 vol., [a third vol. was published in 1815], first edition, portrait frontispiece, errata f. at end of vol.2, occasional spotting or light foxing, contemporary calf, joint split, lacking 3 (of 4) morocco labels, spine ends chipped, corners worn, rubbed, [Norton 131; Rothschild 949], for A.Strahan and T. Cadell, Jun, 1796 § Pope (Alexander) The Works, 9 vol., engraved plates, some spotting, contemporary calf, spines in compartments, some joint splitting, corners worn, rubbed, for C.Bathurst [&c.], 1770 § Bailey (Nathan) An Universal Etymological English Dictionary, 16th edition, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, gilt, spine in compartments, corners worn, rubbed, for R.Ware, 1755; and c.25 others, 18th century Literature & History, many odd vol., v.s. sold not subject to return.

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Shakespeare (William) The Dramatic Works, 93

Lot 191: Shakespeare (William) The Dramatic Works, 93

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Description: Shakespeare (William) The Dramatic Works, 93 engraved plates, occasional damp-staining or foxing, a few worm traces, mostly marginal, contemporary russia, gilt, some covers detached, spine ends and corners worn to varying degrees, rubbed, folio, John and Josiah Boydell, 1802.

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Children's Maps.- A Little Book of Maps to be

Lot 192: Children's Maps.- A Little Book of Maps to be

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Description: Children's Maps.- A Little Book of Maps to be Referred to when My Father or Mother Talks with me about Geography, without title, 5 hand-coloured folding engraved maps of the 5 continents, a few small tears starting along folds, otherwise in fine and bright condition, 19th century ink inscription on front free endpaper, original pink wrappers, some slight marking, 150 x 140mm., William Darton, 1821 § [Italian Costume], 30 hand-coloured plates of costumes in concertina style, original blind-stamped cloth, rubbed, n.p., n.d. [19th century]; and 3 others, v.s., v.d. (5).

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Ackermann (Rudolph) The Repository of Arts,

Lot 193: Ackermann (Rudolph) The Repository of Arts,

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Description: Ackermann (Rudolph) The Repository of Arts, Literature, Commerce, Manufactures, Fashions and Politics, vol. I-XIV, engraved titles, c. 530 engraved plates, most hand-coloured (many hand-coloured aquatints), some folding, some offsetting and browning, stains affecting some titles, a few samples missing, contemporary diced russia, gilt, gilt panelled spines, vol. VII tear, [Abbey, Life 212], 8vo, 1809-15; sold not subject to return.

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Wordsworth (William) The Excursion, first edition,

Lot 194: Wordsworth (William) The Excursion, first edition,

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Description: Wordsworth (William) The Excursion, first edition, half-title, minor spotting, uncut in original drab boards, rebacked and recornered, rubbed, joints cracking, 4to, 1814. ***Provenance: ink inscription "Nath.l. Shelmerdine, Salford, 1831" to front free endpaper; bookplate of Percy Withers..

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Wordsworth (William) The Miscellaneous Poems, 4

Lot 195: Wordsworth (William) The Miscellaneous Poems, 4

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Description: Wordsworth (William) The Miscellaneous Poems, 4 vol., first collected edition, presentation copy signed by the author's younger brother Christopher, engraved frontispiece (one folding) to each vol., offsetting, half-title to vol.2 and 3 only, errata leaf at end of vol.4, some foxing, modern calf-backed marbled boards, 8vo, 1820. ***Inscription reads: "Mrs Hoare from Chr. Wordsworth. Sept.7.1820". Also tipped-in to vol.1 is a 12-line manuscript verse (in an unidentified hand, opening "Gae book! an' tell the new made paire.") with "Mr. and Mrs Samuel Hoare" on verso.

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Dickens (Charles) Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, 2

Lot 196: Dickens (Charles) Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, 2

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Description: Dickens (Charles) Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi, 2 vol., first edition, first issue, lacking half-titles, engraved portrait frontispiece and 12 plates, lacking advertisements, rebound in green water-silk cloth, gilt decoration to spine, some light foxing, [Eckel p140ff], 1838 § [Dickens (Charles)] Bentley (Richard, publisher)Bentley's Miscellany, Oliver Twist, first edition, 5 vol, illustrations, modern half calf, gilt, 1837-1839, v.s. (7) ***Contains the first edition of Oliver Twist and The Mudfog Association for the Advancement of Everything..

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Smith (Albert Richard) The Struggles and

Lot 197: Smith (Albert Richard) The Struggles and

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Description: Smith (Albert Richard) The Struggles and Adventures of Christopher Tadpole at Home and Abroad, first edition, in the original parts, engraved portrait and 32 plates by John Leech, parts 9 and 15 with slips making an apology for the delay in illustrations, advertisements, general title and contents ff. bound at end of part 16, original pictorial wrappers by John Leech, parts 3, 4, 5, 12 and 16 sympathetically rebacked or with a small repair to spine or wrapper, some light soiling and marking, rubbed, preserved in a 20th century cloth chemise and slip-case, 8vo, [1846]-1848. ***A rare set of the original parts in a good state of preservation..

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Album.- A well presented and highly decorative

Lot 198: Album.- A well presented and highly decorative

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Description: Album.- A well presented and highly decorative album, including British and continental costume, portrait, narrative, architecture and landscape subjects, including 2 original watercolours of elegant French interior scenes by G. Texier, interspersed with cut-out floral, fruit and bird ornament, mostly original watercolours, including numerous floral cartouches containing manuscript verses and riddles, these and some captions in English, original watercolours, 18th and early 19th century engravings, stipple-engravings, mezzotints and lithographs, many printed in colours or with original hand-colouring, many as cut-outs but some trimmed to the entire image, v.s., mounted on both sides of c.75 album leaves, some with just a single large image, each leaf c.415 x 500mm., the Texier watercolours each c.220 x 300mm., a few smaller leaves loosely inserted, occasional surface dirt, full diced calf, worn, gilt-lettered label on upper board of Madame de Bonanny, upper joint broken, oblong folio, [early 19th century]. ***A handsome example of an early 19th century collector album..

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Collins (Wilkie) Mr. Wray's Cash-Box; or, the Mask

Lot 199: Collins (Wilkie) Mr. Wray's Cash-Box; or, the Mask

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Description: Collins (Wilkie) Mr. Wray's Cash-Box; or, the Mask and the Mystery, first edition, half-title, wood-engraved frontispiece after John Everett Millais, 4pp. advertisements at end, 20th century ink ownership inscription to front pastedown, half-title, title and introduction f. stained to varying degrees, occasional spotting or finger-marking, original cloth, gilt, spine ends and corners a little frayed, rubbed and soiled, scarce in original cloth, 8vo, 1852.

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