1. AMERICAN INDIANS.: The Annual Register, or a View of the History, Politicks and Literature for the Year 1764. London, J Dodsley, 1765. 8vo, PP [4], 102, 284, [8], contemporary calf, spine gilt with red label, slightly cracked at joints and chipped at spine ends, but a very good sound copy,

FIRST EDITION; the interest of this volume of the Annual Register lies in its printing of 'Preliminary Articles of Peace between the English and the deputies sent from the Seneca nation...by Sir William Johnson...' [listing the Indian signatories at the end]. 'From July to August 1764, Johnson negotiated a treaty at Fort Niagara with about 2,000 American Indians in attendance, primarily Iroquois...' Also in this interesting volume is an English translation of Catherine the Great proclamation of the death of Ivan VI in prison. £45.00

2. BOCCALINI, TRAJANO.: I Ragguagli di Parnasso: or Advertisements from Parnassus in Two Centuries. With the Politick-Touch-stone. Written Originally in Italian...And now Put into English By...Henry Earl of Monmouth. London, T Dring, J Starkey and T Basset, 1669. Folio, PP [20], 374, portrait frontispiece of Henry Cary, , bound in contemporary ruled calf, spine with raised bands and red label, rubbed, upper joint cracked and reinforced, light browning, a good copy,

SECOND ENGLISH EDITION of this celebrated political satire from late 16th Century Italy, which would be highly influential throughout Europe during the succeeding century. Monmouth's translation was not complete -Hughes would provide a more complete one fifty years later. £175.00


3. BUCKLER, BENJAMIN.: A Complete Vindication of the Mallard of All-Souls College, against the injurous suggestions of the Rev. Mr. Pointer, Rector of Slapton in the county of Northampton and diocese of Peterborough London, J & J Rivington/ Fletcher in Oxford, 1751. 8vo, PP vii, [1], 9-62, [2], engraved vignette of the 'mallard' on the title page, uncut, sewn as issued, first and last leaves slightly dust soiled, but a good unsophisticated copy, SECOND EDITION; a defense of the All-Douls so-called 'mallard' ceremony in reply to a pamphlet by John Pointer, a pseudo scientific controversy of comic aspect First published in far shorter form the previous year £60.00

4. BUENTING, [or BUNTING] HEINRICH.: Itinerarium Totius Sacrae Scripturae. Or, The Travels of the Holy Patriarchs, Prophets, Judges, Kings, our Saviour Christ, and his Apostles...With a Description of the Townes and Places to which they Travelled. London, Adam Islip, 1636. Small quarto, PP [6], 570, [6], bound in plain modern calf, unlettered, possibly an unfinished student binding exercise, light marginal waterstains and browning, corners worn to first and last few leaves, else sound and tight,

FOURTH EDITION IN ENGLISH, reprinting, as all editions do, the first of 1619, a fascinating survey of Biblical topography in its historical aspects by Heinrich Buenting [1545-1606] professor of theology at Hanover. The work was published originally in Latin in 1581 to elucidate place names and locations for students studying the Bible, this English translation 'by R B' . Despite its amateur binding a reasonably priced complete copy of a work often found in somewhat well-sued state. £125.00

5. CASMANN, OTTO.: Lucta Peccatoris Resipiecentis in Tentationibus de Certitude Salutis suae Adversus. Diabolum, Carnem, & Mundum Frankfurt, Officina Partheniana, 1600. Small 8vo, pp[8], 391, [1], contemporary yapped vellum, lacking ties and yellowed, internally a little used but sound a good copy,

FIRST EDITION, one the last published works of this prominent humanist Lutheran propagandist, here providing a repentance devotional for the penitent sinner in the face of temptation of the devil and the world. Casmann, who died in 1607, was also noted for his quasi scientific writings. £120.00

6. CATHOLICS. HAWARDEN, EDWARD.: Charity and Truth: or, Catholicks not uncharitable in saying that none are sav'd out of the Catholick Communion because the Rule is not universal. [London, or ?Bruxelles], 1728. 8vo, PP xviii, 284, [6], contemporary panelled calf, old paper label titled in manuscript, light cracks to joints and wear to head of spine, else a very good clean sound copy,

FIRST EDITION, a polemical defiance of the Roman Catholic faith by the prominent English Catholic writer Edward Howarden whose rise in academia at Oxford during the reign of James II was thwarted by exiled to Douie afterwards. By 1701 he was back in a more tolerant England where he published several works of this nature against Chillingworth, this one supposedly printed in Bruxelles as another issue would suggest, but more likely by Roberts in London. The title page is not, as ESTC suggests, a cancel. £60.00

7. COLLEY, THOMAS.: An Apology for Silent Waiting Upon God in Religious Assemblies with some observations on the nature and ground of True Faith. New-Bedford, Abraham Shearman jun, 1805. 8vo, PP 32, sewn as issued in blue wrappers which are slightly stained, else a good copy, EARLY EDITION, inscribed 'To Z Rogers' ?from the author. A Quaker tract. £15.00

8. COLONIUS, NICHOLAUS. [NICOLO COLOGNO].: Q. Horatii Flacci methodus, de arte poetica. Amberg, Michaelis Forsteri, 1601. 12mo, PP [6], 134, [2, printed device and date], with initial bank, later marbled wrappers, rubbed, but a very good copy,

SECOND EDITION, originally printed in an Italian quarto printing of 1587, here in a very rare and obscure Bavarian printing. Nicolo Cologno [c.511-1602] was an important Bergano schoolteacher and eminent classicist. This exposition of Herace's De Arte Poetica' aroused controversy at the time i.e. with Riccoboni. £85.00

9. CONDUCT BOOK. WILKES, WETENHALL.: A Letter of Genteel and Moral Advice to a Young lady; Being a System of Rules and Informations; digested into a new and familiar Method, to qualify the Fair Sex to be useful, and happy in every Scene of Life. London, C Hitch and L Hawes, 1753.. 12mo, PP [6], 198, contemporary calf, boards detached, a good sound copy for rebacking,

SIXTH EDITION, 'Carefully Revised, Corrected and Enlarged by the Author.', but in fact a reprint of the fourth edition of 1746; a scarce edition with just 2 copies BI and 3 USA. £45.00

10. COURT, PIETER DE LA.: The True interest and Political Maxims of the Republick of Holland and West-Friesland : In three parts. The First Treating of Liberty in General. Of Manufactures. Fisheries. Traffick. Navigation. Toleration of Religion. A General Naturalization. . London, [John Darby], 1702. 8vo, PP lvi, 492, engraved portrait frontispiece of Jan de Witt [to who the work is falsely ascribed], bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt but worn and chipped to lower joint, binding holding well, however, a few leaves at the end creased, but clean internally, FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH; a highly significant document of 17th century republicanism that had circulated in manuscript before being translated into English by an anonymous hand. £85.00

11. DEFOE, DANIEL.: The True-Born English-Man. A Satyr. [London, H Hills], 'Printed in the year 1708. 12mo, PP 37, [1, adverts], disbound, name on title, a very good copy,


12. FREDERICK THE GREAT.. ZIMMERMANN, DR.: Dr. Zimmermann's Conversation with the Late King of Prussia When He Attended Him In His Last Illness a Little Before His Death. To Which are Added Several Curious Particulars and Anecdotes of That Extraordinary Prince London, C. Forster, 1791 8vo, PP [4], 151, [1], half title, disbound, a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION, the dying King's conversations with his doctor. £25.00

13. HALLER, ALBRECHT VON.: Poesies de Monsieur de Haller. Traduites de l'Allemand. Zurich, Heidegger, 1752. Small 8vo, PP iv, 226, [2], uncut in original marbled wrappers, spine largely worn away, minor stains, a sound unsophisticated copy, FIRST EDITION OF THIS TRANSLATION. into prose by V B Tscharner. £25.00

14. HASCARD, GREGORY.: A Sermon Preach'd before the Honourable House of Commons at St Margaret's Westminster, January 30th 1695/6. London, Daniel Brown, 1696. Small 4to, PP [4], 28, light stains, FIRST EDITION. £10.00

15. HUMPHREYS, HUMPHREY.: A sermon preachd before the House of Lords, at the abbey-church of St. Peter's Westminster, on Thursday, the 30th of January, 1695/6 being the martyrdom of K. Charles I. London : Printed for John Everingham, 1696. Small 4to, PP 30, [2, adverts], disbound, stain to bottom margin else good, FIRST EDITION. £10.00

16. JONES, WILLIAM.: An Essay On The First Principles Of Natural Philosophy:; Wherein The Use of Natural Means, Or Second Causes, in the Oeconomy of the material World, is demonstrated from Reason, Experiments of various Kinds, and the Testimony of Antiquity. Oxford printed, Dublin reprinted for William Watson, 1763. 8vo, PP [4], 277, 3 folding engraved plates at the end, bound in contemporary half calf, neatly rebacked with original red label laid down, endpapers preserved, a very good copy,

FIRST DUBLIN EDITION, from the year following the Oxford printing in quarto. An important scientific study in support of Hutchinson in his disputes with Newton. The Oxford printing is a fairly common book but this Dublin edition is rare - ESTC list the BL copy only UK, plus 3 copies Ireland and 3 USA. £125.00

17. LAZZARINI, DOMENICO.: Osservazioni sopra la Merope di Scipion Maffei, ed altre varie Operette parte finora qua e là disperse, parte non più pubblicate Rome, Niccolò e Marco Pagliarini, 1743 4to, PP xlii, 203, with many fine engraved initials, head and tailpieces, uncut in original boards, boards detached, internally fine,


18. LUPTON, DONALD.: Thr Glory of Their Times,; or the Lives of Ye Primitive Fathers, contayning their chiefest actions, workes, sentences and deaths. London, I Oakes, 1640. Small 4to, PP [8],64,77-324,321-336,329-440,451-538, title page engraved, with 43 engraved portraits of the 'Primitive Fathers' in the text, bound in contemporary panelled calf, sometime neatly rebacked with raised bands and brown label, old endpapers preserved, one corner a little worn, title page laid down and mounted without loss of border, minor soiling or spots only, generally a good clean crisp copy,


FIRST EDITION, and this sole printing of brief biographical and doctrinal studies of the great figures of the Pre Reformation Church. Lupton had just published a similar study of Protestant figures, adopting a populist rather than scholarly approach, greatly enhanced by the iconography of having highly speculative portraits. At the end of each entry he adds a very clear bibliography of the Father's works. £250.00

19. MILLER, JAMES.: Harlequin-Horace: or, The Art of Modern Poetry. London, Lawton Gilliver, 1731. 8vo, PP [10], 59, [1], title in red and black, later wrappers, a good copy, FIRST EDITION, without the frontispiece. £15.00

20. PELLING, EDWARD.: A Sermon Preach'd before the King. at St James's October 13 1695. London, W Rogers, 1695. Small 4to, PP [2], 24, disbound, slightly soiled and stained, FIRST EDITION. £10.00

21. PIGOTT, CHARLES.: The Whig Club, or a Sketch of Modern Patriotism. BOUND WITH: The Female Jockey Club, or a Sketch of the Manners of the Age. London, W Priest/ D I Eaton, 1794. 2 works bound in one volume, 8vo, PP iv, 220; xliii, [1], contemporary tree sheep, spine gilt with black label, spine rubbed and chipped at ends, joints cracked but holding, last leaf of second work laid down, else a good sound copy,

FIRST EDITIONS, though there are several issues of the first work dated 1794. Scurrilous collections of prose satires in the form of biographical portraits of men and women of the age. Pigott's works, which also included 'The Jockey Club' of 1792, were immensely popular in their time. £95.00 

22. POLWHELE, RICHARD.: Sketches in verse, with prose illustrations...Second Edition with Several Additional Pieces. London, T Cadell and W Davies, 1797. Small 8vo, PP iv, 156, [2, adverts], half title present, bound in neat later calf backed drab boards, spine gilt with raised bands and red label, a fine copy throughout,

SECOND EDITION; a rather mysterious volume; the first edition of the previous year was anonymous, and has the same number of pages, but no half title or advert leaf; this second printing is recorded, though not by ESTC and claims to contain 'additional pieces'. It also has an advertisement at the front dated January 1797 explaining how the poet [evidently then a student] felt happy enough with his work to add his name to this printing. In fact Richard Polwhele left Christ Church Oxford in 1783 without a degree and became a Cornish clergyman. He wrote much poetry, some addressed to feminist issues of the period. £120.00

23. PROPHECY. RYMER, USHER ETC.: The Whole prophecies of Scotland, England, Ireland, France, and Denmark. Prophecied by Thomas Rymer. Marvellous Merling, Beyd, Berlington, Waldhave, Eltrain, Bannester, and Sybilla. Containing many strange and marvellous matters... Edinburgh, J Robertson, circa 1795. Small 8vo, PP 48, disbound, name on title page else very good,

FIRST EDITION THUS, or apparently so, as it included Usher's [anti Papist] predictions added to those of Rymers. A chapbook popular throughout the 18th Century,. though all editions are rare. ESTC gives 2 locations UK and I US. £35.00


24. THEATRE. REYNARDSON, FRANCIS.: The stage: a poem. : Inscrib'd to Joseph Addison, Esq; By Mr. Webster, of Christ-Church, Oxon. London, E Curll, 1713. Small 8vo, PP [2], 32, disbound, lacking half title, else very good,

FIRST EDITION, a satire on Addison and his play 'The Distress'd Mother.' £45.00

25. TYRWHITT, THOMAS.: A vindication of the Appendix to the poems, called Rowley's, in reply to The answers of the Dean of Exeter, Jacob Bryant, Esquire, and a third anonymous writer; with some further observations upon those poems, and an examination of the evidence... London, T Payne, 1782. 8vo, PP vii, [1], 223, 1 engraved plate, bound in 19th Century cloth backed boards with museum label to upper board, lower board detached, light foxing, internally sound, FIRST EDITION. The poems were in fact, of course, by Chatterton. £60.00

26. WILLIAMS, JOHN.: A Sermon Preached before the Honourable House of Commons on Wednesday the 11th of December 1695. Being a Solomn Day of Fasting and Humiliation. London, R Chiswell, 1695. Small 4to, PP 36, disbound, marginal stains else good, FIRST EDITION. £10.00