1. BOWDLER, JANE.: Poems and Essays by a Lady Lately Deceased. Published for the Benefit of the General Hospital at Bath. Bath, R Cruttwell, 1786. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp v, [3], 239: [6], 194, half title in volume 2, bound in contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt ruled with red labels, upper joint of volume one cracked but sound, one leaf frayed at margins and reinserted, slight soiling at the beginning else quite clean throughout,

FIRST EDITION, a popular collection of poetry and prose by the fashionable Bath fraternity of literati, but scarce in first printing. £45.00

2. CONGREVE, WILLIAM.: Bound Collection of 5 plays by William Congreve. London, Jacob Tonson, 1734-35. 5 works in one volume, 12mo, separately paginated, each with title page in red and engraved frontispiece, contemporary paneled calf, lacking label, upper joint cracked but sound, a very good clean copy of a collected Congreve without the libretto to Judgment of Paris, in Tonson's first standard duodecimo printings. With bookplate of William Brocket of the Middle Temple [1711-91] whose ownership also occurs in one of the Shakespeare First Folios. £60.00

3. COTTON, CHARLES.: Scarronnides: or, Virgile Travestie : A Mock-poem, on the first and fourth books of Virgils Aenaeis in English Burlesque. London : Printed by J.C. for Henry Brome, 1670. Small 8vo, pp [2], 150, separate title page to the fourth book [slightly trimmed at margin, bound in later 18th Century calf, lacking spine, early signature of Dr Jonathan Forbes on the title page, a few small ink spots on a couple of pages else a very good sound copy,

SECOND COLLECTED EDITION of this hugely popular and influential Restoration satire. The first book was originally published alone in 1664, and fourth book in 1665, and the two together in same format as here in 1667 with 150 pages, but with slight differences. Very scarce; copy from the library of Cotton scholar Brett-Smith. £125.00

4. COTTON, CHARLES.: Scarronnides: or, Virgile travestie : A mock-poem. In imitation of the fourth book of Virgils Æneis in English, burlesque. London : Printed by E. Cotes for Henry Brome, 1665. Small 8vo, pp [2], 156, [3, advert and final leaf woodcut device of henry Brome], title within typographical border, bound in contemporary plain calf, rubbed but very sound, a fine unsophisticated copy,

FIRST EDITION, as often without the 2 leaves of Poem by W B and evidently issued without, else an excellent copy of the second of Cotton's satires on Virgil, and first published the previous year. A combined edition was issued two years later in 1667. This copy has contemporary manuscript quote on the front endpaper [unidentified] 'Consequence of Virtue to ourselves we owe/ Fame is your trumpet which your people blow.' £250.00

5. CROMWELL, OLIVER. BANKS, JOHN.: A Short Critical Review of the Political Life of Oliver Cromwell...By a Gentleman of the Middle-Temple. London, J Osborn and C Davis, 1747. Small 8vo, pp [6], 359, [19], engraved portrait frontispiece, bound in contemporary calf, rubbed, upper board detached, else a good copy for rebacking, THIRD EDITION, a popular account of Cromwell first published in 1739, but as explained on the title page and in the author's preface, here much revised and enlarged, with an appendix of Cromwelliana that concludes with Milton Panegyric. £40.00

6. CROMWELLIANA. PRESTWICH, JOHN.: Prestwichs respublica; or a display of the honors, ceremonies & ensigns of the Common-Wealth, under the protectorship of Oliver Cromwell. together [sic] with the names, armorial bearings, ... of the different commanders ... And an alphabetical roll London, J Nichols, 1787. 4to, pp x,[1],279,[1], engraved title page and frontispiece, 19th Century half calf, spine defective, boards loose, internally sound, FIRST EDITION, with note at the end stating that the second part of the roll would be published in the next volume, this, however, never issued. With bookplate and ownership of Major A E Lawson Lowe of Shirenewton Hall. General note The title page is engraved. Note on p. [280]: "The remainder of this roll shall be given in the second volume of this work"; no more published. £60.00

7. CULVERWELL, NATHANAEL.: An Elegant and Learned Discourse of the Light of Nature, with several other treatises : viz, The schisme ; The act of oblivion ; The childes returne ; The panting soul ; Mount Ebal ; The white stone ; Spiritual opticks ; The worth of souls. London : printed by Tho. Roycroft, for Mary Rothwell, 1661. Small 4to, pp [16], 175, [1], 212 with separate title page to 'Spiritual Opticks', title page within typographical border, disbound in later wrappers, lightly waterstained else sound, THIRD EDITION, previously printed in 1652 and 1654., edited for publication by William Dillingham the only completed portion of this major philosophical Cambridge treatise by Culverwell who had died in 1651. 'His best-known work, originally delivered as a series of lectures in 16451646, and attempted mediation between reason and faith, via natural law, in the context of the opposing religious stances of the English Civil War.' This issue has Mary Rothwell's [or Rothwel] in the imprint of both title pages, in place of John Rothwell whose name appeared in the 1654 printing. £85.00

8. DEFOE, DANIEL.: Memoirs of the Honourable Col. Andrew Newport, a Shropshire gentleman, who served as a cavalier in the army of Gustavus Adolphus in Germany, and in that of Charles the First in England; London, Edward Jeffery, 1792. 8vo, pp [4], 439, [5], portrait frontispiece, bound in contemporary tree calf, spine gilt with black label [a little chipped], upper joint cracked and internally reinforced, else a good clean copy,

NEW EDITION; despite it being a first person forgery, Daniel Defoe's Memoir of a Cavalier by this date is still without his name on the title, and effectively purports to be genuine. £50.00

9. DICTIONARY. BARCLAY, JAMES.: A Complete and Universal English Dictionary; Including not only I. A Full Explanation of Difficult Words and Technical Terms in all Faculties and Professions London, John Rivington [and others], 1782. 8vo, pp li, [1], [1075], double column unpaginated English dictionary, bound in 20th Century quarter calf, spine a bit faded, occasional light spotting but a very good sound tight copy,

SECOND EDITION, or, more properly the second issue of the first of 1774. Barclay's dictionary became very popular in the first half of the 19th Century as an illustrated dictionary in quarto that supplied definitions on hard or obscure technical words, rather than everyday vocabulary such as Bailey's ever popular dictionary supplied. This is a much better than usual copy. £120.00

10. DICTIONARY. NOTT, JOHN.: The Cooks and Confectioners Dictionary: or, the Accomplish'd Housewives Companion. Containing I. The choicest Receipts in all the several Branches of Cookery; or the best and newest Ways of dressing all Sorts of Flesh, Fish, Fowl, &c... London, H P for Charles Rivington, 1726. 8vo, pp [632], title page in red and black, engraved frontispiece, bound in contemporary paneled calf, neatly rebacked, unlettered with raised bands, text lightly browned with occasional small stains, one repairable tear to a margin, without loss, but generally a sound clean copy,

THIRD EDITION, basically unchanged from the first of three years earlier. A novel treatment of the cookery book genre, written by 'late Cook to the Dukes of Somerset, Ormond and Bolton; Lord Lansdown and Ashburnham.' suggesting Nott had a long active life or problems in holding down a job. At the front is a curious account of 'Some Diversions in Cookery, us'd at Festival-Times, as Twelfth-Day etc...' £385.00

11. DICTIONARY. PHILLIPS, EDWARD.- JOHN KERSEY.: The New World of Words: Or, Universal English DictionaryThe new world of words: or, Universal English dictionary. London, J Philips [and others], 1720. Tall folio, pp [712], including title page and preface, bound in contemporary polished calf, spine decorated in blind with raised bands and red label, spine rubbed, joints cracked but sound, a generally very good clean copy,

SEVENTH EDITION, a cheap copy without the engraved title page though otherwise sound, and with the Desmond Morris bookplate. Phillips' highly important folio dictionary was first published in 1658, subsequently enlarged in several printings culminating in the 1706 sixth edition enlarged and edited by John Kearsey. Although ESTC entry would indicate otherwise, this 1720 printing, apparently the last, would seem to be much the same as the 1706 printing. £250.00

12. DOOLITTLE, THOMAS.: The Lords last sufferings showed in the Lord's Supper; or ... Christ's sorrows ... practically improved. Being a second part to a former Treatise of the Lord's Supper. London, Tho Parkhurst, 1682. 12mo, pp [20], 468, bound in unlettered 18th Century tree calf, spine gilt ruled, rubbed and cracked at joints but quite sound, title page reinforced, apparently defective to some leaves in the prelims, possibly part of the Latin dedication to Richard Baxter, but with the commendatory poems present, the main text sound and tight,

FIRST EDITION of this supplementary volume to Doolittle's Lord's Supper, reflecting his own sufferings at the period as an ejected minister. Doolittle is one of the most respected Puritan writers of this period, his devotional writings extremely scarce. This copy is not quite complete to its prelims, and may lack a portrait, however it is a difficult title in first edition. . £120.00

13. DRAMA. MORTON, THOMAS.: Speed the Plough. A Comedy in Five Acts. London, A Strahan, 1800. 8vo, pp 94, disbound, a good copy, SIXTH EDITION. £10.00

14. DRAMA. PRATT, SAMUEL JACKSON.: The fair Circassian. A tragedy. As performed at the Theatre-Royal, Drury-Lane, by Mr. Pratt, author of Sympathy, a poem. London, R Baldwin, 1781. 8vo, pp [10], 75, [5], disbound, a good copy, THIRD EDITION inscribed 'A Gift from the Author -CHB.' £20.00

15. DRAMA. SHEIL, RICHARD.: The Apostate, a Tragedy in Five Acts. London, John Murray, 1818. 8vo, pp x, 83, [3, disbound, a good copy, FIFTH EDITION. £10.00

16. EUSTACHIUS, A SANCTO PAULO.: Ethica, sive Summa Moralis Disciplinae, in tres partes divisa. London, J Redmayne, 1677. Small 8vo, pp [8], 150, [8], bound in contemporary unlettered calf, lightly rubbed, a very clean and unsophisticated copy,

FOURTH EDITION to be published in England, the first being at Cambridge in 1654; indeed this is a text that Sir Isaac Newton is known to have studied as a child, no doubt an edition similar to this. A popular textbook of ethics, rarely found in such nice condition. £120.00

17. FARQUHAR, GEORGE.: The Works Of the late Ingenious Mr George Farquhar: Containing all his Poems, Lettes, Essays and Comedies. London, John Rivington [and others], 1772. 2 vols, 12mo, comprised of separately paginated parts with dated title pages, neatly bound in contemporary calf, sides gilt and blind, spines gilt with raised bands, edges gilt, lightly rubbed but a very pretty set,

TENTH EDITION. £75.00

18. FULLER, THOMAS.: Directions, Counsels, and Cautions, tending To prudent Management of Affairs in Common Life. London, J Wyat and W and J Innys, 1725. 12mo, pp xvii, [1], , 219, [3 adverts], bound in contemporary plain polished calf, sometime neatly rebacked with raised bands and olive label, a very good sound clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, a collection of 1761 mainly short aphorisms concerning the moral guidance of children and young people. Thomas Fuller [1654-1734] was a Sevenoaks doctor who also published a number of medical works in addition to several collections of maxims, including this one. This copy bears the bookplate of a fellow doctor - Thomas Wallis, M.D. of Stamford [1699-1753]. and with later 1875 bibliographical notes on the book by Edward Doggett to the endpapers. Doggett is recorded as a correspondent of Walt Whitman who lived in Clifton. £120.00

19. GRAFFIGNY, FRANCOIS DE.: Lettres d'une Peruvienne. Amsterdam, Depens du Delaisse, 1755. 2 parts in one volume, small 8vo, pp x, 240; [8], 124, uncut in original blue waxed wrappers, lightly waterstained, marginal worming to final leaves, else a sound copy, EARLY EDITION. Supposedly the first epistolary novel in French , first published in 1747. Part two is entitled ''Lettres d'Aza'. £20.00

20. GROSE, FRANCIS -PIERCE EGAN.: A Classical Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue. BOUND WITH: Lexicon Balatronicum. A Dictionary of Buckish Slang, University Wit, and Pick Pocket Eloquence. London, Hooper, 1796/ C Chappel, 1811. 2 volumes in one, both unpaginated English dictionaries, bound in contemporary diced morocco, neatly but brightly rebacked,, spine gilt decorated, original endpapers preserved [bookplate removed ?discretionary, a very good copy,

THIRD EDITION OF THE FIRST WORK, FIRST EDITION OF THE SECOND WORK, which is said to be a work by Pierce Egan based upon the Grose with much new 'slang' added. There was an interest at the time in the use of common or street language in popular literature, resulting in the publication of dictionaries such as his explaining the obscurities of the street, although, of course, this was all hardly for family consumption. The second work is supposedly based on Grose 'with the modern changes and improvement' by Pierce Egan who published another version of Grose, under his own name, in 1823. A frontispiece by Cruikshank is found in a few copies though it is usually, as here, absent, and was clearly not issued with all copies. £185.00

21. HAYLEY, WILLIAM.: Plays of Three Acts; written for a Private Theatre. London, T Cadell, 1784. 4to, pp xv, [1], 430, half title, bound in 19th Century binders' cloth with leather label, a little worn to the upper joint, but a sound clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, INSCRIBED 'FROM THE AUTHOR' on the title page. With the Carnegie [Northeske] family bookplate. £85.00

22. HAYLEY, WILLIAM.: Bound volume of 8 quarto Poems by William Hayley. London, J Dodsley etc, 1781-88. 8 works in 1 volume, thick 4to, including one duplicate and I lacking title page [On Epic Poetry], including one

FIRST EDITION 'Occasional Stanzas written at the Request of the Revolution Society.' 1788. The rest second and third editions comprising: An Essay on History [1781, 2nd]; An Essay on Painting [1781, 3rd]; Epistle to a Friend [2 copies both 1782 3rd]; The Triumphs of Temper [1782 3rd]; Ode Inscribed to John Howard. [1782 3rd with frontispiece plate]. Strongly bound in contemporary full calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands and red label, slightly wormed at joints but very sound throughout. £175.00

23. HERBERT OF CHERBURY.: The Life of Edward Lord Herbert of Cherbury. Written by Himself. London, J. Dodsley, 1770. Small 4to, pp [10], 173, folding engraved frontispiece, bound in contemporary calf backed marbled boards, spine gilt ruled with raised bands and red label, a little rubbed but a very good clean sound copy,

SECOND EDITION, previously published at Strawberry Hill in 1764, after surviving in manuscript a century and a half. This pleasing copy has the contemporary bookplate of Richard Ingram printed in indigo-blue, £85.00

24. HERODIAN.: Herodian's History of the Roman Emperors, Containing Many Strange and Wonderful Revolutions of State In Europe, Asia, and Africa. Also, Their most Remarkable Embassies, Speeches, Antiquities etc...with a Character of the Ancient Britains. London, Printed for John Hartley, 1698. 8vo, pp [16], 421, [1], [2, adverts], bound in contemporary unlettered paneled calf, upper joint cracked and weak, text lightly browned or foxed due to poor paper quality, 1 corner tear with loss of a few words, else a sound if not beautiful copy, FIRST EDITION a scarce anonymous translation 'Done from the Greek, By a Gentleman at Oxford.' claimed in the preface faithful to the original. £75.00

25. HOUSEHOLD MANAGEMENT.: The Complete Family-piece: and, Country Gentleman, and Farmer's best guide. In three parts. Part I containing . above one thousand well-experienced practical family-receipts in physick and surgery; cookery, pastry and confectionery ... London, A Bettersworth [and others], 1737. Small 8vo, pp xii, 526, [58], bound in contemporary unlettered calf, sides with double gilt fillet rule, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, very slight marginal worming at front, not harming text, short light crack to upper joint, a very good unsophisticated copy,

SECOND EDITION, in remarkable condition for this kind of household use publication, priced on the title page '3/6 bound ' - probably in this state. The first edition, with 456 pages, was published the same year as this expanded second, with part one devoted to cookery and medicine, part 2 hunting, coursing, setting and shooting, part 3 practical rules for husbandry. Very rare in this condition. £400.00

26. HOWARD, CHARLES, DUKE OF NORFOLK.: Thoughts Essays, and Maxims, chiefly Religious and Political. By Charles Howard, Esq. Of Greystock in Cumberland London, T. Lewis, sold by S. Bladon, 1768. Small 8vo, pp [4],143. bound in contemporary plain specked calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands and red label, light cracks to joints, but an excellent clean sound copy,

FIRST EDITION; this collection of maxims of moral and political guidance was written by the future 10th Duke of Norfolk [rather than the more famous 11th of the same name], of Greystock in Cumberland, and an ardent Roman Catholic. IN his preface Howard states that the work was 'never intended for the press; but were only the amusement of the author's leisure hours, during the time his business detained him at Paris.' It is not quite clear why certain copies apparently bear the designation '13th Edition' on the title page as there is no evidence of the work having been reprinted. £120.00

27. JENYNS, SOAME.: A View of the Internal Evidence of the Christian Religion. BOUND WITH: Disquisitions. London, J Dodsley, 1776-82. 2 volumes bound in one, small 8vo, pp [4], 191, [1]; iv, 182, half title to first work, contemporary quarter calf, spine gilt, rubbed, slightly worn to corners, lacking label, small name cut from first title page, else a clean tight copy,

SECOND EDITION OF FIRST WORK, FIRST EDITION OF SECOND WORK; several editions of the first of these famous and influential tract appeared in the same year, a philosophical work of some originality, questioning preconceived attitudes towards Christianity, the work aroused some interest in Dr Johnson, who rather aptly described it as 'a pretty book'. £85.00

28. KEATE, GEORGE.: Sketches from Nature, Taken and Coloured, in a Journey to Margate. London, J Dodsley, 1790. 2 volumes, small 8vo, pp viii, 207: [2], 224, engraved frontispieces, bound in contemporary unlettered numbered sheep, a very good clean and attractive set,

FOURTH EDITION, with a postscript to the preface. Influenced by Sterne's Sentimental Journey, Keate provides a rambling adventure in Kent, and an interesting picture of Margate in the late 18th century. £90.00

29. LEWIS, MATTHEW GREGORY 'MONK',: The Monk : a Romance. By M. G. Lewis, Esq. M.P. In three volumes London :J. Bell, 1797. 3 volumes, 12mo, pp v, [3], 232: [2], 287, [1]: [2], 315, [1, adverts], bound in contemporary tree calf, spine gilt ruled with one only [of 3] black labels, bindings are rubbed and lightly abraded, joints cracked but holding well, internally with occasional soiling and foxing due to use, but only one small marginal tear without loss, generally sound and tight otherwise,

THIRD EDITION; a printing of considerable rarity. Lewis, then barely 20 years of age, allowed three more or less unamended editions of the Monk to be printed off by Bell during 1796 and 1797, this being the last. A manuscript correction of 'will' to 'well' on page 204 of volume one may indicate an issue point, however Todd states that this issue with advert leaf listing 2 titles in volume 3 indicates a first issue. This third printing is of considerable interest. It was evidently used to produce a spurious 'First' issue dated 1795; the BL also has Lewis's own interleaved copy in which, under pressure, he modified the text for the fourth and subsequent editions to confirm to polite tastes of the time. Coleridge, in his review of the first edition had called the work vulgar and unconvincing, although he admired it in many ways, and other writers had pointed out that it might transgress laws of blasphemy. Lewis's changes rendered what was a highly successful and vivid Gothic novel into an innocuous romance. Though widely read the first three editions are scarce, and it seems likely that this edition was suppressed by Lewis himself. An early manuscript note inserted in this copy states ' This edition cannot be purchased; the publication was prohibited. Those now sold are copies.' This may be in reference to the Waterford piracy of the same year. £250.00

30. LOCKE, JOHN.: An Essay concerning Human Understanding. In Four Books. London, C. Hitch; J. Pemberton; J. Beecroft; and S. Symon 1741 2 volumes, 8vo, pp [32], 372: [16], 340, [27], engraved portrait frontispiece, bound in contemporary calf, lacking labels else a very clean sound set,

TWELFTH EDITION. £150.00

31. MUSIC. BACHELIER, JEAN B.: Recueil de Cantates. Contenant toutes celles qui se chantent dans les Concerts: pour l'usage des Amateurs de la Musique & de la Poësie. A La Haye, Alberts & Vander Kloot, 1728. Small 8vo, pp [44], 404, [28], title page in red and black with engraved vignette, bound in contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with raised bands, lightly rubbed but a very good tight clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, sole printing of this seminal collection of libretti for sort of French secular cantata so popular at this period, and with an important study of the form in an extended preface. 'Première anthologie de cantates françaises, due à un maître de musique à La Haye et comprenant près d'une centaine de cantates choisies parmi les principaux compositeurs français du XVIIe et du XVIIIe siècle : Jean-Baptiste Morin, Clérambault, Nicolas Bernier, André Campra, Jean-Baptiste Stuck, etc.Dans une longue préface, l'auteur retrace notamment l'origine de la cantate, évoque la personnalité musicale de divers compositeurs et donne des réflexions critiques au sujet de différentes pièces.' £250.00

32. NALSON, JOHN.: Foxes and Firebrands: or, A Specimen of the Danger and Harmony of Popery and Separation. BOUND WITH: The Countermine: or, A Short, but True Discovery of the Dangerous principles, and secret practices of the dissenting party especially the Presbyterian Dublin, Jos Ray for Jos Hawes, sold by Awmsham Churchill [London], 1682/ London, Tho Dring etc, 1684. 2 works in one volume, the first in 2 parts, pp [16], 70; [8], 154: [2], lvi, 212, contemporary paneled calf, broken and with boards detached, last leaf of second work repaired and with loss of a few letters, occasional browning and spotting, but a generally good copy for rebinding,

SECOND EDITION OF FIRST WORK, FOURTH EDITION OF SECOND WORK. Foxes and Firebrands was a notable attempt to use spurious historical perspective against the Catholics and The Countermaine carried the idea further into constitutional political thought. Foxes was first published as a quarto pamphlet in 1680, republished here in octavo with a more substantial second part. The Countermine appeared first in 1677, £85.00

33. PROVERBS. KELLY, JAMES.: A Complete Collection of Scotish Proverbs Explained and Made Intelligible to the English Reader London, William and John Innys and John Osborn, 1721. 8vo, pp [14], 400, [18], bound in slightly later calf, neatly rebacked, spine gilt ruled, original endpapers preserved, edges gilt, internally a fine copy,

FIRST EDITION; an important early collection, often quoted and reprinted. The Hodnet Hall copy, with bookplate of Algernon Charles Heber Percy, and later ownership of Brent Gration-Maxfield. £175.00

34. QUAKERS. HOLME, BENJAMIN.: A Collection of the Epistles and Works of Benjamin Holme. To which is prefix'd an Account of his Life and Travels in the work of the ministry through several parts of Europe and America. Written by Himself. London, Luke Hind, 1754. 8vo, pp vii, [1], 194, [6, adverts], leaf A4 a cancel as usual, browned in parts, disbound,

FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE, the first collection of Holme's writings including his 'Serious Call' of 1725, his most celebrated of his works, as well as his New England writings, including the Testimony against Mixt Marriages, written in 'Pensilvania' in 1717. £35.00

35. RAMSAY, ALLAN.: The Ever Green Being A Collection of Scots Poems, Wrote by the Ingenious before 1600. Edinburgh, Alexander Donaldson, 1761. 2 volumes, small 8vo, pp xiv, 272: [ii], 288, contents of volume 2 bound at end of volume one, contemporary paneled calf, neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, double red/olive labels, one a modern replacement, corners repaired and new endpapers, tiny internal tear to title page else fine internally,

SECOND EDITION, reprinting the text and pagination of Riddiman's first printing of 1724, a seminal work in the revival of early Scottish poetry and folk song. £85.00

36. RAMSAY, ANDREW.: Les Voyages de Cyrus, avec un discours sur la Mythologie. Paris, G-F Quillau, 1727. 2 volumes in one [as issued], small 8vo, pp [12], 175, [1]m 98, 100, engraved frontispiece, bound in contemporary polished calf, a little worn at spine ends and corners, lacking label, light stains to endpapers but in general a good clean copy internally,

FIRST OR EARLY EDITION; although Quillau issued the first edition highly popular novel of classical idealism there were many issues and contrafactions from the same year, of which this may be one. £60.00

37. ROAD BOOK ET AL.: The Travellers Directory: Giving a Complete Account of all the Roads through England and Wales. To which is added An Alphabetical List of all Fairs...regulated according to the new style. BOUND WITH: The Poetical Tell-Tale; or Muses in Merry Story. London, P Stevens, 1759/ J Fletcher, 1764. 3 works in one volume, 12mo, the first: pp [2], 25-76, shaved close at the head with loss of some page numerals, the second: pp [6], 208. Bout with a defective copy of the play 'The Plague of Riches' [1735] at the end. bound in contemporary calf, red label, rubbed and a bit worn at spine ends, upper joint cracked but sound, internally very clean,

FIRST EDITION OF FIRST WORK, FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE OF THE SECOND. Both are very rare - indeed Stevens '\The Travellers Diretcry' is not recorded in ESTC. What was intended to comprise the first 24 pages may now only by guessed, but the work appears quite complete without them; they may have been a set of road maps that were never issued - Stevens advertises on the title page an engraved sheet called 'The Anglers Assistant' which might, in some cut up form have been inserted. Fletcher's anthology of humorous verse 'The Poetic Tell-Tale' is a reissue of a pocket work first published the previous year with 1763 on the title; both issues are rare, however. Though Fletcher enumerates the poets selected on the title page he nowhere provides their names against the poems, suggesting there may be original material here as well. The juxtaposition of these two works - one practical one entertaining - would have seemed quite logical to the 18th Century stage coach traveler, and we have chose to keep them together in their original binding. £250.00

38. SAINT-REAL, L'ABBE.: The Conspiracy of the Spaniards against the Republick of Venice : Translated from the French. London : printed for T. Harbin, S. Popping, and Mary Turner 1719 8vo, pp viii, 100, disbound, a very good copy,

FIRST OR EARLY EDITION, one of several issues from this year, wrongly attributed by the translator to Amelot de la Houssaye. The events of 1618 form the basis of Otway's celebrated dramatic work. £60.00

39. SENECA, LUCIUS ANNAEUS.: Tragoediae : cum notis Farnabii. Amsterdami : apud Iohannem Blaeu 1665 12mo, pp [8], 363, [1], engraved title page, bound in contemporary half calf, spine gilt with raised bands and olive label, slightly rubbed but a nice copy,

a pleasing pocket edition. £60.00

40. TERENTIUS.: Terence's Comedies Translated into English Prose, As near as the Propriety of the Two Languages will admit. Together with the Original Latin...revised and corrected by S Patrick. London, J Oswlad, 1745. 2 volumes 8vo, pp xxxvi, 333, [1]: [2], [385]- 713, [35], title pages in red and black with engraved vignettes, advert leaf before the title of volume 2, bound in contemporary speckled calf, spines gilt ruled with raised bands and double red/olive labels, slightly rubbed and minor cracks ot joints, but a fine clean set,

FIRST EDITION of the Samuel Patrick prose version, with copious notes and Latin original. This became the standard study version of Terence for the 18th Century. A nice set in contemporary binding, with 1730 bookplates of James Hustler of Achlam. £120.00

41. WHITBY, DANIEL.: Ethices Compendium, in usum Academicae Juventutis. Oxford, John Langley, 1684. Small 8vo, pp [8, including leaf of corrigenda], 215, bound in contemporary mottled calf, slightly later red label and endpapers, a remarkably fresh clean and unsophisticated copy,

FIRST EDITION, the celebrated text-book of Ethics by the noted Salisbury divine Daniel Whitby [1638-1726], a nonconformist sympathizer and controversialist whose Protestant Reconciler was ordered to be publicly burnt in Oxford the year before the present publication. £135.00