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image of Know all Men by these Presents, That [William Quarrel of Lancaster County in the province of Pennsylvania, Shopkeeper am] firmly bound unto [Alexander Bartram of Philadelphia Merchant] in the sum of [Eighty six pounds] lawful money

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[John Dunlap, Printer] Know all Men by these Presents, That [William Quarrel of Lancaster County in the province of Pennsylvania, Shopkeeper am] firmly bound unto [Alexander Bartram of Philadelphia Merchant] in the sum of [Eighty six pounds] lawful money … A printed form, used in Colonial America for a written record of a bond between agreeing parties. 33.5 cm x… Read more
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image of The Petticoat: an Heroi-Comical Poem.

The Petticoat: an Heroi-Comical Poem.

by Chute, Francis

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G.Gosen Rare Books & Old Paper, ABAA, ILAB
Published
MDCCXVI
Edition
Second corrected
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$1,200.00

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[Francis Chute] Mr. Gay, The Petticoat: an Heroi-Comical Poem. In Two Books. Price One Shilling.London, Printed for R. Burleigh in Amen Corner, MDCCXVI (1716). 18.5 cm; 39 pages; 8vo; [half-title, verso blank; title-page, verso blank, address to the ladies, iii, verso of p. iii blank (A4 unsigned); pp. 21-22 unpaginated (half-title for Book II); verso of p. 39 blank]. Printer's… Read more
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image of Select Fables.

Select Fables.

by Denis, Charles

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Published
1754
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$600.00

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Denis, Charles, Select Fables. By Mr. Charles Denis. London: Printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, MDCCLIV. [1754] In-8, 21 cm. [frontispiece by C. Grignion; title-page; dedication to the Prince of Wales (ii); preface (xvii); contents (ix); 448 pages]. Rebound in quarter brown calf, five raised bands, gilt-decorated label, on twentieth century marbled boards. Occasional slight… Read more
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image of The Humourist: Being Essays Upon Subjects, Viz. News-Writers… with a Dedication to the Man in the Moon. By the Author of the Apology for Parson Alberoni; the Dedication to a Great Man concerning Dedications &c.

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The Humourist: Being Essays Upon Subjects, Viz. News-Writers… with a Dedication to the Man in the Moon. By the Author of the Apology for Parson Alberoni; the Dedication to a Great Man concerning Dedications &c. London: Printed for W. Boreham at the Angel in Paternoster Row, 1720. [blank; xxx; 240 pages; vi; blank], 1n-12, 16 cm. Bound in… Read more
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image of A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids. By a Friend of the Sisterhood. In Three Volumes.

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A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Essay on Old Maids. By a Friend of the Sisterhood. In Three Volumes. London: Printed for T. Cadell, in the Strand. M.DCC.LXXXV. [1785] 18 cm. First edition. [ xix; 261 pages; 4 blanks]; vol 1 old small stain 220 – 225; [3 blanks; iv; 250 pages; 4 blanks]; [3 blanks; iv; 255 pages; 3… Read more
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image of Virgidemarum. Satires in Six Books.

Virgidemarum. Satires in Six Books.

by Hall (Joseph)

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Published
1753
Condition
Very Good +
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Very Good +. Oxford, printed for R. Clements, 1753. In-12, [ii; xii; half-title, verso blank; prologue; pages 13 -108; 2 final blanks]. Brackets drawn on a few lines on pages 55 and 67. Complete. Contemporary calf with gilt decoration, marbled end-papers. The first three books of tooth-lesse satires, attacking institutions, were published in 1597, with reprints… Read more
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image of PINDARIANA; or PETER’S PORTFOLIO. Containing Tale, Fable, Translation, Ode, Elegy, Epigram, Song, Pastoral, Letters. With Extracts from Tragedy, Comedy, Opera, &c.  By Peter Pindar, Esq.

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Very Good. London: Printed by P. Spilsbury and Son, for J. Walker, Paternoster-Row; J. Bell; J. Ladley, Mount-Street, Berkeley-Square; and Mr. Jeffrey, Pall-Mall. M.DCC.XCIV. [1794] Quarter vellum on marbled boards, now scuffed. Quarto, 242 pages, 28 cm. First edition. An early twentieth century owner wrote an interesting entry on the front fly-leaf about the various available editions and… Read more
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image of LAUGH and be FAT, or, The MERRY COMPANION; CONTAINING Great Variety of Comical and Diverting STORIES: A Curious Collection of POEMS: A Curious Collection of EPITAPHS: A long String of out o’th’ Way Conundrums and Answers: And a Choice Collection of Songs, sung at the public Places of Diversion.

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Near Fine. London: Printed for the Booksellers in Town and Country. Price ONE SHILLING. [1795?] 96 pages, in-12. ESTC T37602. Bound with THE MERRY JESTER; OR, Wits in high Glee. Title page lacking. 48 pages, in-12. No place , no date. [18th century]. Also bound with Budget of Wit. Scottish Prudence. 16 pages. [Early nineteenth century].… Read more
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image of Love in a Riddle. A Pastoral. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, By His Majesty’s Servants.

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London: Printed for J. Watts, at the Printing Office in Wild-Court near Lincolns-Inn Fields, MDCCXXIX. Hardcover. Cibber, Colley. Love in a Riddle. A Pastoral. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal, By His Majestys Servants. London: Printed for J. Watts, at the Printing Office in Wild-Court near Lincolns-Inn Fields, MDCCXIX [1729?]. Price of 1S. 6d. in… Read more
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Scarronides, or, Virgile Travestie

by Cotton, Charles

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Published
1715
Condition
Fine
Edition
Tenth
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London: Printed for R. Bonwicke, W. Freeman, Tim. Goodwin, J. Walthoe, M. Wotton, S. Manship, B. Tooke, J. Nicholson, R. Parker, and R. Smith, 1715. Tenth. Hardcover. Fine. Gucht. 8vo; 126 pages, collation is correct, but A3&4 have been mistakenly signed as B3&4. Four full-page engravings by Gucht. The mock-poem on the fourth book has its own (second)… Read more
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