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London: Hurst and Blackett, 1853. Hardcover. Very Good. Etched frontispiece. Volume I only (of 2), octavo roan spined marbled boards (spine damaged but covers still attached/tips worn/rubbed) viii +457pp +10pp of adverts. Society label with list of members requesting the book be sent to them in rotation dated between 1853-1854. Blindstamp coat of arms of F. Bartelot… Read more
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Portsea: Printed & published by S. Horseey Sen, 1844 acc to Bodleian Library. Hardcover. Very Good. Folding frontis of the sinkinking ship, 2 other plates + text illustrations
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PICTURESQUE SKETCHES OF LONDON Past & Present with numerous engravings

by Miller, Thomas

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1850's
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London: Office of National Illustrated Library, 1850's. Hardcover. Good. Plates (16 + Frontispiece) + engravings including full page & many text engravings including tradespeople, street & waterside scenes. Octavo green overall design in blindstamped cloth. Spine fully gilt with floral decoration (tips worn and some bumped but enirely sound) 306pp. Uniform paper tanning else neat. *Much on… Read more
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SKETCHES OF BRITISH INSECTS A handbook for beginners in the study of Entomology

by Houghton, Rev. W., M.A., F.L.S

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1875
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Very Good
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London: Groombridge and Sons 1st edition, 1875. Hardcover. Very Good. Colour printed plates (6) by A.F. Lydon + woodengravings in text. 180x122mm green gilt cloth (tips worn) All Edges Gilt vi +[2] +161ppp + publisher's catalogue. *Cf. R.McLean 201.
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cover of OPERA Joh Isacius Pontanus secundo recensuit: adiectis ad libros singulos NOTIS. Quiubus accedunt Joh. Meursi breviores Notae

OPERA Joh Isacius Pontanus secundo recensuit: adiectis ad libros singulos NOTIS. Quiubus accedunt Joh. Meursi breviores Notae

by Macrobius, Aur. Theodosius, notes by Joh. I. Pontanus and J. Meursius

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1628
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Very Good
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Leiden: Joannis Maire 1st edition thus, 1628. Hardcover. Very Good. Woodcut printer's mark of man tilling the field + diagram on page 25. Octavo contemporary laced-through vellum with inked title to spine and yapp fore-edges (a few ink marks but vellum sound & clean). Colated complete [32]pp (title & prelims) + 768pp + [48]pp (index & errata).… Read more
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cover of A DISCOURSE OF MONARCHY, More particularly, of the Imperial Crowns of England, Scotland, and Ireland, According to the Ancient, Common, and Statute-Laws of the same. With a Close from the whole, As it relates to the Succession of his Royal Highness James Duke of York

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London: Printed by M[ary] C[larke] for Jos. Hindmarsh, Bookseller to his Royal Highness, 1684. Hardcover. Very Good-. Octavo (11x17cm) speckled brown leather on 4 raised bands with orange gilt spine title label (neat small repair to head of spine, tips rubbed) All edges marbled but darkened, [14]pp (titlepage, dedication & contents) + 272pp + errata leaf… Read more
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cover of REMARQUES CRITIQUES SUR LE DICTIONNAIRE DE BAYLE. Premiere Partie, A-F (Seconde Partie, G-Z

REMARQUES CRITIQUES SUR LE DICTIONNAIRE DE BAYLE. Premiere Partie, A-F (Seconde Partie, G-Z

by Joly, Philippe-Louis (d. 1782) [named only in Approbation]

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1752, 1748
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Paris & Dijon: Ganeau & Desventes (Part I), Guerin & Hermil-Andrea (Part II), 1752, 1748. Hardcover. Very Good. Large folio (42cm x 27cm) contemporary fine binding in full leather, spine on 6 cords with gilt title label and gilt-decorated compartments (tips bumped, headbands bare). All Edges Rouge, fine marbled end-papers, LIVpp (1752 Title in red &… Read more
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cover of THE LIVES, SUFFERINGS & DEATHS, OF THE CHRISTIAN MARTYRS & REFORMERS, compiled from Fox's Book of Martyrs, With Original Notes & Reflections on each Life. To which is added an account of the Batholomew Massacre in France, and the Great Persecution under Louis the Fourteenth, which continued till the late Revolution in France

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London: J.S. Jordan, No.180 Fleet Street, 1802 from London Star publisher's advert. Hardcover. Very Good. Copperplate frontis & titlepage with large oval vignette of Proto-Martyrs + 22 finely engraved plates (as listed) by Burney, Richter et al. engraved by Grignion, W.J. Turner et al. Quarto early 19th century marbled calf, gilt ruled and decorated spine compartments with green… Read more
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cover of THE COMPLETE COURT-KEEPER or, Land-Steward's Assistant: containing, First, the Nature of Courts Leet and Courts Baron; ... Fifthly, the Power and Authority of the Lord, ... By Giles Jacob, Gent. Author of The New Law-Dictionary. The Fifth Edition, with large Additions and Amendments

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London: Printed by Henry Lintot for Browne, Shuckburgh & others, 1752. Hardcover. Very Good. Octavo contemporary blind-tooled calf with later calf re-back on 5 raised bands, red gilt and black gilt labels, viii +518pp +[26]pp copious Index. Signature Chas. Bate at head of titlepage, first few pages a little foxed, else clean and crisp throughout in… Read more
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cover of ANNALES DUCUM SEU PRINCIPUM BRABANTIAE TOTIUSQ[UE] BELGII. Tomi Tres: Quorum Primo solius Brabantiae, Secundo Belgii uniti Principum res gestae; Tertio Belgici tumultus, usque ad Inducias anno M. DC. IX. pactas, enarrantur. Cum Ducum seu Principum Imaginibus, et brevi rerum per omnem Europam illustrium narratione

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Antwerp: ex Officina Plantiniana Apud Balthasarem Moretum et Viduam Ioannis Moreti et Io. Meursium, first edition, 1623. Hardcover. Very Good. Fine engraved title with globe, cherubs & gods, second engraved showing angry men with torches & axes and a hydra monsteer by Cornelis Galle (1576-1650) after Rubens + 44 full-page copperplates by Collart and others + 55 nice… Read more
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cover of THE HISTORY OF THAT MOST VICTORIOUS MONARCH EDWARD IIId. King of England and France, and Lord of Ireland, and First Founder of the Most Noble Order of the Garter: Being a Full and Exact Account Of the Life and Death of the said King, Together with That of His Most Renowned Son Edward, Prince of Wales and of Aquitain, Sirnamed the Black-Prince. Faithfully and Carefully Collected from the Best and most Antient Authors Domestick and Foreign, Printed Books, Manuscripts and Records

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Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes for the Author, 1688. Hardcover. Very Good. Portrait frontis of King Edward III holding orb & sceptre + 2 full-page plates (the King and Edawrd the Black Prince both in full armour with troops and French cities in background). Folio in 4's (37x24cm) contemporary blind-stamped and ruled leather, spine on 6 raised… Read more
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cover of OBSERVATIONS HISTORICAL AND GENEALOGICAL: in which The Originals of the Emperor, Kings, Electors, And other the Sovereign Princes of Europe with A Series of their Births, Matches, more Remarkable Actions, and Deaths ... are drawn down to the Year MDCXC. Written in Latin ... And now made English; with some Enlargements relating to England

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London: J. Walthoe, 1693. Hardcover. Very Good-. Duodecimo (18x11.5cm) sprinkled brown calf on 4 raised bands with red gilt-titled spine label (splitting at hinges but held firmly by all cords, tips worn and leather marked) All edges sprinkled red. Imprimatur leaf + titlepage + dedication leaf +[10]pp +480pp collated complete. *Traces ruling families of Europe (Austria,… Read more
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cover of A COLLECTION OF THE NAMES OF ALL THE PRINCES OF THIS KINGDOM OF ENGLAND, Such as have been the Kings eldest Sons, Or next Inheritors to the Crown, Beginning in the Time of the Reign of King Henry III. Unto this Present, being in July, 1609, And in the Seventh Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord King James ... To which are added, Advice to Prince Henry, and an Order from the Black Prince

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London: No publisher given, 1747. Hardcover. Very Good. BINDING Duodecimo tan calf (20.5 x 13cm) with unusual gilt tooling to covers: grasshoppers, beetles, butterflies, bees, snails, spiders etc. with floral corner pieces and gilt dentelles (tips worn, leather slightly marked) [4pp] + 72pp including unpaginated dedication to Prince Henry signed Richard Connak July 1609. The first… Read more
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cover of PHYSIOGNOMICAL PORTRAITS. One Hundred Distinguished Characters. From undoubted Originals. Engraved in the Line Manner, by the most Eminent British Artists. VOLUME FIRST

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London: John Major, Robert Jennings & Robert Triphook first edition, 1822 - 1824. Hardcover. Very Good. Plates (52) on India paper including pictorial engraved titlepage and engraved portrait to dedication, by Sir Thomas. Lawrence, Vandyke and many other famous artists, engraved on silver by Cosmo Armstrong, Francis Engleheart and others. Subscriber's copy of Volume I only, PROOFS… Read more
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cover of DE RERUM NATURA Libri Sex. Accedunt Selectae Lectiones dilucidando Poemati appositae

DE RERUM NATURA Libri Sex. Accedunt Selectae Lectiones dilucidando Poemati appositae

by Lucretius (Titus Lucretius Carus)

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1754
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Paris: Joseph Barbou 1st thus, 1754. Hardcover. Good. Copperplate frontis + engraved added title + 6 plates by Frans van Mieris engraved in reduced size here by Cl. Duflos. Duodecimo (16x9.5cm) contemporary 3-colour marbled leather gilt (spine leather very worn, defective at hinges, some flaking as often with marbled leathers when acidic colours used), All Edges Gilt. Fine… Read more
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cover of THE CRIES OF LONDON exhibiting several of the Itinerant Traders of Antient and Modern Times. Copied from rare engravings, or drawn from the Life, by John Thomas Smith, late Keeper of the Prints in the British Museum. With a Memoir and Portrait of the Author

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London: John Bowyer Nichols and Son, 1st edition, 1839. Hardcover. Good. Etched plates (30) by John Thomas Smith + portrait of author by J. Jackson R.A. engraved by W. Skelton. Royal quarto, green cloth-spined marbled paper-covered boards, with defective gilt-titled spine label, xv (inc. half title, title, advertisement, contents and biography of author) + 99p +[1]p advert for… Read more
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cover of HISTORIAE ANGLICANAE SCRIPTORES X, Simeon Monachus Dunelmensis [and 9 others] ex vetustis manuscriptis, Nunc primum in lucem editi [Vol.I]; [Vol.II] GERVASII MONACHI DOROBORNENSIS Sive Cantuariensis, Tractatus de combustione & reparatione Dorobornensis Ecclesiae

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London: Printed by James Flesher for Cornelius Bee, 1652. Hardcover. Good. Two Volumes folio contemporary speckled leather (worn, both lacking most of original spine leather but all cords intact and covers well attached) All edges sprinkled red. Doncaster Free Library 1869 bookplates on pastedown of each volume. Vol.I half-title + titlepage in red & black… Read more
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cover of HOBBINOL, OR THE RURAL GAMES. [A Burlesque Poem, In Blank Verse. By William Somervile Esq; The Third Edition]

HOBBINOL, OR THE RURAL GAMES. [A Burlesque Poem, In Blank Verse. By William Somervile Esq; The Third Edition]

by Somervile, William (1675-1742)

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1740
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London: J. Stagg, in Westminster-Hall, 1740. Softcover. Good. Small quarto recent grey card covers, 80pp. Lacks Titlepage, [2]pp (Dedication) and xi (Preface), but has 2nd Title and text of 3 Cantos complete in 80 pages, thus matching only the J. Stagg third edition of 1740. Text clean and crisp throughout. *The poet William Somerville "came of… Read more
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cover of SANCTI BONAVENTURAE ex Ordine Minorum, S.R.E. Episcopi Card. Albanensis Eximii Ecclesiae Doctoris, OPUSCULORUM TOMUS PRIMUS Complectens Primam, et Secundam partem eorumdem. Nunc primum in Gallia, post correctiss. Romanam Vaticanam editionem, impressus

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Lyon: Antonius Pillehotte, 1619. Hardcover. Good. First title pages with large enraved printers mark + 2nd title with three woodcut figures + fine large engraving of the Arbor Vitae Christi [200 x 140mm] but miss numbered 243 instead of 423 TWO volumes in one. Folio reversed calf on 5 raised bands with a red gilt spine label (spine… Read more
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