1. ANGLO-SAXON. ASTLE, THOMAS [EDITOR].: The Will of King Alfred. Oxford, Clarendon Press, 17888. Large 4to, pp [2], iii, [1]m 51, [1], uncut in 19th Century binders' cloth, spine worn and chipped, a few old library blindstamps to margins else a clean sound copy,

FIRST EDITION, presenting the original Anglo-Saxon text alongside the translation of Owen Manning into modern English and Latin. A rare early survival of a legal document of great historical importance. An uncommon printing. £85.00

2. ARCHENHOLZ, JOHANN W.: Tableau de l'Angleterre et de l'Italie. Gotha, Charles-Guillaume Ettinger 1788 3 volumes, 8vo, contemporary quarter calf, marbled sides, rubbed and lacking labels, minor stains, a good set, FIRST EDITION IN FRENCH, translation by Louis-Benoit-Francois, Baron de Bilderbeck of: England und Italien, an interesting late 18th Century political survey of Italy and Great Britain, There is a Bruxelles edition in French of the same year as this, but this edition appears to take precedence. £60.00

3. BACHAUMONT, F LE C DE.: Oeuvres de Chapelle et de Bachaumont A la Haye et se trouve a Paris chez Quillau, 1755. Small 8vo, pp [2], lxxvi, 320, title in red and black, bound in contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt with brown label, light surface abrasion to leather, else a fine copy, FIRST EDITION THUS, one of the many printings of this famous 17th Century literary travelogue, though this Dutch printing considered one of best and prettiest. £50.00

4. BAPTISM. LAURENCE, ROGER.: Lay Baptism Invalid: or, an essay to prove that such baptism is null and void; when administer'd in opposition to the divine right of the Apostolical succession. ... The second edition corrected and enlarged, with an appendix. By a lay hand. London, W Taylor, 1710. 8vo, pp [84], 188, [2, errata], [8, publisher's catalogue], bound in old binders' buckram cloth, small old stamps of Edinburgh Theological College, title page dust soiled and frayed at fore-edge, occasional early manuscript notes and corrections, else a sound copy, SECOND EDITION, second issue dated 1710 rather than 1709, the first, shorter, edited, dating from 1708, and here without the advert leaf before the title mentioned in ESTC but with the catalogue at the end which is not. All issues are scarce. Lawrence was a dissenting minister who 'became dissatisfied with his baptism among dissenters, and was informally baptized at Christ Church, Newgate Street, on 31 March 1708, by John Bates, reader at the church. Laurence's act attracted attention, and was disapproved by the Bishop of London. Laurence then published his Lay Baptism Invalid, which gave rise to a controversy. It was discussed at a dinner of thirteen bishops at Lambeth Palace on 22 April 1712, and a declaration was drawn up in favour of the validity of baptisms performed by non-episcopally ordained ministers. This was offered to Convocation on 14 May 1712, but rejected by the lower house after some debate.' £45.00

5. BASKERVILLE PRESS. MILTON, JOHN.: Paradise Lost. A Poem in Twelve Books. WITH: Paradise Regain'd. A Poem, in Four Books. Birmingham, Published by Printed by John Baskerville, for J. and R. Ronson, 1760. 2 volumes, large 8vo, pp [30], 416: [2], lxxii, 390, finely bound in contemporary full red morocco, spine richly gilt with raised bands, all edges gilt, very slight short split to upper joint of second volume, later matching marbled endpapers, light waterstains to paper in the Life of Milton, bound here before Paradise Regained in the second volume, a few leaves of the life slightly damaged by adherence with loss of a few words of text, but in the 'Life' only, the main poetical text unaffected. Otherwise a fine and well-restored set,

FIRST EDITION THUS, strictly the third Baskerville printing, but first in this particular format. Aside from the dame to a few leaves in the second volume this is a fine attractive set in English red morocco of the period. Gaskell 9 and 10. £350.00

6. BLIND HARRY [PRESUMED AUTHOR].: The Acts and Deeds of the Most Famous and Valiant Champion Sir William Wallace, Knight of Ellerslie. Written by Blind Harry in the year 1361. Together with Arnaldi Blair Relationes. Edinburgh, no publisher, 1758. Small 4to, pp [2],403,[1];79,[1], text in black-letter, uncut in original boards, spine worn away, boards detached, light foxing beginning and end, else a good copy for rebacking,

FIRST EDITION THUS, work of the supposed 15th Century Scottish poet, here much modernized and presumably in the form it was issued by William Hamilton in 1722, though the archaic use of black letter here is interesting and Hamilton is not mentioned on the title page. £125.00

7. BOLTON, SOLOMON: The Extinct Peerage of England containing a succinct account of all the peers whose titles are expired: with their descents, marriages and issues; offices in the government and memorable actions from the Conquest to the year 1769 Published by J & F Rivington, T Longman et al, London (1769) 8vo, pp [8],315,[12], contemporary calf, spine gilt, rubbed and cracked at joints, internally clean, FIRST EDITION. £35.00

8. BRADY, NICOLAS [TRANSLATOR]: Virgil's Æneis translated into blank verse. By Nicolas Brady, D. D. Rector of Clapham, and Minister of Richmond in Surry. London, Bernard Linton, 1716. 8vo, pp [2], ],54,vi,54,iii,[1],3-52,iii,[1], bound in contemporary panelled calf, spine worn and upper board detached, title lightly browned and stained else a good copy,

FIRST EDITION, and quite rare, part of a proposed complete translation of the Aeneis by Brady that never reached fruition. The resent part comprises books one to three with notes, book one having been previously published as a parallel Latin/English text in 1714. Further parts were issued later but all are very rare. £120.00

9. BROWN, THOMAS.: The Works of Mr Thomas Brown, Serious and Comical, In Prose and Verse; In Four Volumes [1 and IV only]. London, Sam Briscoe, 1715. 2 volumes only [of 4], viz volumes 1 and 4, titles in red and black, frontispieces, bound in contemporary calf, lacking labels, sound working copies, FOURTH EDITION, early printings of these entertaining satires. £30.00

10. BULSTRODE, SIR RICHARD.: Original Letters Written to the Earl of Arlington by Sir Richard Bulstrode, Envoy at the Court of Brussels from King Charles II, etc...with a Preface, Giving an Account of the Author's Life and Family. London, R Sare, sold by J Morphew, 1712. 8vo, pp [54], 176, bound in contemporary gilt panelled calf, spine gilt but lacking label, joints cracked but sound, a very good copy with signature and bookplate of William Peter [?the diplomat],

FIRST EDITION, and only printing, edited by Edward Bysshe, a valuable account in letter form of the military and diplomatic events in the Netherlands during 1674. The preliminary matter includes Bulstrode's Latin verse. £120.00

11. BUNYAN, JOHN.: The Pilgrim's Progress, from This World to that which is to Come, Delivered under the Similitude of a Dream. Wherein is discovered. 1. The Manner of the Setting out. 2. His dangerous Journey; and 3. Safe Arrival at the desir'd Country. London, 'Printed for D Bunyan in Fleet Street', 1768. 8vo [in 4's], 3 parts in one volume [as issued], pp 304, with separate title pages, pp 304, 16 crude woodcut illustrations in text to first part, including full-page tailpiece, 6 woodcut illustrations to the second part including a tailpiece frontispiece full page which forms the portrait to the third part which is unillustrated, bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked and recornered, calf, worn, old reback in cloth with original spine laid down, text lightly browned and waterstained at the end, else sound and clean, FIFTY FIFTH EDITION; much denigrated for their crudity and poor production in their time and subsequently, the editions of Pilgrim's Progress put out by the fictional publisher 'D Bunyan' are now considered of great interest for their curious, almost childish illustrations reminiscent of popular street ballad style. Interestingly the woodcuts, which include doggerel verse captions, are recut and altered from the previous printing of 1763. ESTC gives 7 locations UK, but only the Rosenbach copy USA. £135.00

12. BURKE, EDMUND.: A Philosophical Enquiry into the Original and Ideas of the Sublime and Beautiful...With an introductory Discourse concerning Taste, and several other Additions. London, J Dodsley, 1782. 8vo, pp ix, [7], 342, bound in contemporary tree calf, worn and cracked at joints, internally a clean working copy, NINTH EDITION, reprinted from the second edition of 1759, seminal work on 18th century aesthetics. £30.00

13. BURNET, GILBERT.: Some Passages of the Life and Death Of the Honourable John Earl of Rochester, Who died the 26th of July, 1680. Written by his own Direction on his Death-Bed. London, Richard Chiswel, 1680. Small 8vo, pp [12], 182, [8, adverts], without initial blank, engraved portrait by White, bound in contemporary sheep, sometime rebacked, the spine chipped at head, some marginal worming towards the end else internally sound,

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the errata after the preface. Perhaps the best remembered of Burnet's biographical works; he was the death bed confessor of the reformed libertine poet. Johnson famously described it as 'a work which the critic ought to read for its elegance, the philosopher for its arguments, and the saint for its piety.' With 18th Century bookplate of Mr Soan Rochester. £85.00

14. CAULFIELD, BENJAMIN..: An Essay on the Immateriality and Immortality of the Soul, and Its Instinctive Sense of Good and Evil; In Opposition to the Opinions advanced in The Essays introductory to Dr. Priestley's Abridgment of Dr. Hartley's Observations on Man. London, J Dodsley, 1778. 8vo, pp iv, 466, [2, errata], bound in contemporary half calf, spine gilt ruled with red label, rubbed and cracked at joint, bookplate and spine label of Newton Theological Institution, a good copy,

FIRST EDITION. an anonymous refutation of Priestley and his dissenting philosophy by an anonymous writer ,supposedly one Benjamin Caulfied. The work is interesting in its assertion that supernatural manifestations are the work of God. £85.00

15. CERDAN, JEAN-PAUL.: The Emperour and the Empire Betray'd: by whom and how. Written by a minister of state residing at that court, to one of the Protestant princes of the empire. Published for the satisfaction of all good Protestants London, for B. M. at the Duke of Lorain's Head in Westminster, 1681. Small 12mo, pp [4], 120, bound in plain ruled sheep, a fine copy throughout with the Earl of Ilchester's bookplate,

FIRST EDITION, and the sole printing of this curious anti French tract translated from the French of Cerdan in which the King's territorial ambitions are described in threatening terms. Very scarce, especially in this fine state. £150.00

16. CHANDLER, JOHN WESTBROOK.: Sir Hubert, an Heroic Ballad. London, J and E Kerby, 1800. 12mo, pp xi, [1], 227, [1], 2, errata], bound without half title in slightly later half calf, neatly rebacked ,spine gilt with red label [this slightly faded], a very good copy,

FIRST EDITION; an interesting example of a neo-Gothic poem, possibly inspired by Warwick Castle where he had a studio, but written by an artist mainly portrait and seldom successful, rather than a poet. £50.00

17. CHARTERHOUSE. BEARCROFT, PHILIP.: An Historical Account of Thomas Sutton Esq; and of his Foundation in Charter-House London: Printed by E. Owen, and sold by F. Gyles W. Hinchliffe J. and P. Knapton J. Stagg and S. Birt, 1737. 8vo., pp. xvi, 275, [1], with engraved portrait frontispiece, folding view of Charterhouse, and a folding engraving of Sutton's tomb; bound in contemporary unlettered polished calf, spine gilt with raised bands, a fine clean copy throughout,

FIRST EDITION.' Thomas Sutton (1532-1611) was an Elizabethan civil servant who made an enormous fortune from leases of land rich in coal in Durham. In 1611 he bought Howard House for £13,000 from the Earl of Suffolk; the building acquired its more familiar name, 'Charterhouse', after the order of monks who inhabited the original institution, a Carthusian monastery.' - £120.00

18. CICERO, MARCUS TULLIUS.: M. Tullii Ciceronis Libri De Divinatione Et De Fato. Recensuit & sui Animadversionibus Illustravit ac Emendavit Joannes Davisius. Cambridge, Cornelius Crownfield, 1721. 8vo, pp [8], 379, [3], bound in contemporary full calf, spine gilt with raised bands and maroon label, slightly rubbed and with very slight joint cracks, but an excellent clean sound and crisp copy, FIRST DAVIES EDITION; a nice copy of this annotated edition of Cicero's unfinished work on divination and fate. This was the first separate printing of De Fato in England. £60.00

19. COLSTON, EDWARD. HARCOURT, JAMES.: A Sermon Preach'd in the Church of All-Saints in Bristol October 29. 1721 upon the death of Edward Conston, Esq;...published at the Request of the Trustees. London, R Standfast, sold by W Corsely in Bristol, 1721. Small 8vo [in 4's], pp 38, bound in roan backed marbled boards, light browning, a good copy from the John E Pritchard Bristol collection. FIRST EDITION; without, as often, the annexed abstract of charities at the end referred to on the title page. Colston was the notorious slave-trader whose name is imfamously preserved around Bristol to this day; Harcourt's commissioned sermon dwells extensively to his extensive benefactions in the Protestant Christian spirit , especially for the aged and the young, but makes no mention of where his extensive wealth derived. £35.00

20. CONDUCT BOOK. ANON.: L'Analyse des vertus en abregé . Par un solitaire Paris, chez Jean Guignard, 1698. 12mo, pp [16], 358, [10, publisher's catalogue for 1698], bound in 19th Century quarter red calf, a few leaves wormed at lower margin not affecting text, else a very good sound clean copy, FIRST EDITION, a rare but anonymous conduct book £45.00

21. COTTON, SIR ROBERT AND WILLIAM PRYNNE.: An Exact Abridgement of the Records of the Tower of London from the Reign of Edward the Second...collected By Sir Robert Cotton ... revised...by William Prynne. London, William Leake, 1657. Small folio, pp [62], 716, [112], with the index placed after prelims, without initial blank, bound in contemporary ruled calf, neatly rebacked in paler calf with raised bands and red label, text clean, crisp and evenly toned, a very good copy, FIRST EDITION. 'The historic records...end with the death of King Richard III in 1485. They were collected by Sir Robert Cotton of the famous Cottonian Library... and were later abridged by William Prynne. Prynne provides a substantial preface with information on the book's origins and organization...includes an index and footnotes...' - Ohio State Library, though real authorship is disputed. With bookplate of Hugh Cecil, Earl of Lonsdale and later bookplate of A N L Munby. £200.00

22. DEFOE, DANIEL.: A New Test of the Church of England's Loyalty: or, Whiggish loyalty and church loyalty compar'd. Edinburgh?] : Re-printed in the year, 1703. 4to, pp 23,[1],

first printed the previous year. .Moore, 44 £45.00

23. DIDEROT, DENIS.: Pensees sur l'Interpretation de la Nature. No place or publisher, 1754. Small 8vo, pp [6], [3]-206, [12, with errata on final verso], neatly rebound in full modern plain calf, sides blind panelled, title page and prelims slightly trimmed at fore-edge, title with small hole in blank margin and light soiling on verso, some early pen underlines of words in text, a few minor stains but generally a good clean and well restored copy, SECOND EDITION, following the vastly rare first of the previous year, known in only a few copies, and one of the several 1754 printings, this possibly the first with laurel head title vignette, corresponding collation-wise to Adams PE2, though we note without pages [1/2], though neither text nor catchword require it. This is not a fine copy, but well restored and a major work of the scientific enlightenment in France of the Eighteenth Century. £250.00

24. DRAMA. HOLCROFT, THOMAS AND JOSEPH RICHARDSON.: Bound volume of Three plays, viz: The Road to Ruin, Julia, and The Fugitive. London, J Debrett, 1792, 87, 92 8vo, 3 plays bound in one volume, 8vo, various editions [not first], contemporary calf, worn, a bit soiled but a useful working collection £15.00

25. DUNTON, JOHN.: A Collection of Choice, Scarce, and Valuable Tracts, being taken from manuscripts and printed books, very uncommon, and not to be found but in the libraries of the curious, by a gentleman who has search'd after them for above twenty years. London, printed for D. Browne, 1721. 8vo, pp [16],vi,570, bound in contemporary panelled calf, spine richly gilt with raised bands and red label, light cracks to upper joint, but a fine copy,

FIRST EDITION, reprinting the content of Volume one the Athenian Oracle with the addition of The Book of Sports. £120.00

26. FELTHAM, OWEN.: Resolves: Divine, Moral, Political. With several New Additions both in Prose and verse, Not Extant in the former Impressions. London: by M. Clark, for Charles Harper, 1696. Tall folio, pp [12], 327, [1], 84, with extra engraved title page ad 'face of the book unmasked' facing, title page in red and black, separate dated title pages to Lusoria and 'A Brief Character of the Low-Countries.' bound in contemporary panelled calf, neatly rebacked with raised bands and red label, slight corner wear, but an excellent clean crisp copy, ELEVENTH EDITION, with near contemporary bookplate and ownership on one Richard Law, who has also copied a slightly amended version of Thomas Randolph's poem 'To Mr Feltham on his Nooke of Resolves], manuscript on a folio sheet at the front. The 'Resloves' became a classic of 17th Century prose satire, with poems and other pieces added to subsequent editions after the first quarto of 1631. £120.00

27. FLEETWOOD, JOHN.: The Life of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Containing an accurate and universal history of our glorious redeemer, from his birth to his ascension into heaven. Together with the lives and sufferings of his Holy Evangelists, Apostles, and Disciples Carlisle, Printed by L Smith, 1792. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp lx, 383: 345, contemporary calf, spines gilt with red/green labels, rubbed but sound,

FIRST EDITION THUS, a very rare Carlisle printing of this popular 18th century text; ESTC 2 copies UK and 3 NA only. £85.00

28. GOODWIN, THOMAS.: A Childe of Light Walking in Darknes: or, A treatise shewing the causes, by which the cases, wherein the ends, for which God leaves his children to distresse of conscience. London, M. F[lesher]. for R. Dawlman and L. Fawne, 1636. Small 4to, pp [22], 255, [1], bound in later but old full unlettered sheep, spine gilt ruled, some pen stroke marking to inner margins of the prelims, some slight worming to upper margins, slight restoration to title page but generally a very good clean copy,

FIRST EDITION, a remarkable Puritan devotional treatise, a great classic that has hardly been out of print since this first publication. £250.00

29. HARWOOD, EDWARD.: Chearful Thoughts on the Happiness of a Religious Life. The second edition. To which are added, Reflections on the unacceptableness of a death-bed repentance. The third edition. London, T Becket and T De Hondt, 1767. Small 8vo, pp viii,199,[1],3,[5, adverts, bound in contemporary unlettered calf, short crack to upper joint, but a fine unpressed copy,

THIRD EDITION, but apparently the first to combine these 2 tracts, the first of which appeared 2 years earlier. No second edition is recorded and this printing in the BL copy only in ESTC. 3 pages at the end comprise proposals to print a 'liberal translation of the New Testament.' This vert rare publication evidently follows his removal from Bristol where he was shunned for his strongly Presbyterian views. A rare conduct book of the religious variety with 'An Address to Young Persons' at the end. Excellent copy with signature of the Welsh artist Penry Williams on the title page. £175.00

30. JESUITS. FORER, LAURENZ.: Grammaticus Proteus, arcanorum societatis Iesu Daedalus...Accessit Auctirium Animadversionum in Gasparis Scoppii Ecclesiasticam Astrologiam. Ingolstad, Gregory Haenlin, 1636. Small 8vo, pp [2], 506, bound in hard yapped vellum, blind ruled and ink titles, a very good sound copy FIRST EDITION; a defense on the Jesuits against the 'Monita' by this Swiss Jesuit theologian, instructor in philosophy at Ingolstadt, later Dillingen. £125.00

31. KNIGHT, RICHARD PAYNE.: An Analytical Essay on the Greek Alphabet. London, J Nichols and P Elmsley, 1791. Large 4to, pp [8], 136, [2], folding table and 9 engraved plates, contemporary tree calf, lacking spine, fore edge leather to both boards chipped away, generally clean internally,

FIRST EDITION; £85.00

32. LANGALLERY, MARQUIS DE.: Memoires du Marquis de Langallery...Histoire Interessante. A La Haye, Daniel Ailland, 1743. 12mo, pp [1], 357, ?lacks half title, bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt with raised bands and red label, a little rubbed and worn at joints, front free endpaper removed, but a very good clean, sound and quite attractive copy of the FIRST EDITION. Philip de Gentils, Marquis of Langallery [1656-1717], died a political prisoner at the Chateau de Raab, Hungary; these posthumous memoirs are considered by some to be no more than a fictional work ['un roman' - see Quarard, who also mentions Langallery's valet as possible author]. £45.00

33. LAW. LYNDWOOD, WILLIAM.: Provinciale, seu constitutiones Angliæ, continens constitutiones provinciales quatuordecim Archiepiscoporum Cantuariensium, viz. a` Stephano Langtono ad Henricum Chichleium Lyndwood... Constitutiones Legatinæ D. Othonis, et D. Othoboni, Cardinalium, Oxford, H Hall, 1679. Tall folio, pp [64], 356, 155, [21], 77, [3[, bound in contemporary calf, rubbed, neatly rebacked, spine gilt with raised bands, misdated 1689 at foot of spine, old stamps of Bibliotheca Puseiana, Oxford [ Christies sale 2/11/205 lot 229], a sound clean copy, FIRST COLLECTIVE EDITION THUS, with some early 18th Century copied material relating to the original 16th Century edition. The Provinciale was published as Constituciones prouinciales ecclesie anglica[n]e by Wynkyn de Worde in London in 1496).' The work was frequently reprinted in the early years of the sixteenth century, but the edition produced at Oxford in 1679 is sometimes seen as the best.' £150.00

34. LITURGY.. COLLIER, JEREMY.: Collier's Four tracts on the Reform'd Liturgy. London, John Morphew etc, 1717- 20. 4 works in one volume [probably as issued], 8vo, with portrait frontispiece, comprising: Reason for Restoring some Prayers and Directions...of the First English Reform'd Liturgy. 2nd edition 1717; WITH: A Vindication of the Reason and Defence...Part 1. 1718. WITH: A Vindication...Part II, 1719. WITH: A Further Defence being an Answer to a Reply...1720.. Bound in contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with maroon label, light browning but very good,

FIRST EDITIONS OF LAST THREE WORKS. £75.00

35. LUCAS, RICHARD.: An Enquiry after Happiness in several Parts...Vol I. Of the Possibility of obtaining Happiness. London, for Samuel Smith, 1692. 8vo, pp [32], 328 bound in unlettered contemporary panelled calf, lightly rubbed, a clean fresh copy, SECOND EDITION, CORRECTED AND ENLARGED; First published in 1685 this 'Volume one' is a separate work to the successively published volumes of Lucas' work and very often as here occurs on its own; it also has a separate entry in ESTC. This copy, with William Marquis of Lothian's bookplate, is not numbered on the spine so not from a set. An interesting and significant psychological study. £60.00

36. MARANA, GIOVANNI PAOLO.: The Sixth Volume of Letters writ by a Turkish Spy : who lived five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris : giving an impartial account to the Divan at Constantinople of the most remarkable transactions of Europe... London, J Leake for Henry Rhodes, 1693. Small 12mo, pp [24], 356, engraved portrait frontispiece [a piece torn away at lower blank margin], bound in contemporary sheep, spine gilt with raised bands, lacking label, rubbed and cracked at joints, but a sound clean and tight copy, FIRST EDITION of the sixth volume in this long running series of translations of Marana by Bradshaw which commenced in 1684 and was later reissued as a set. With bookplate of Samuel Gwinnett of Oriel College Oxford. £45.00

37. MARANA, GIOVANNI PAOLO.: The Seventh Volume of Letters writ by a Turkish Spy : who lived five and forty years undiscover'd at Paris BOUND WITH: The Eighth and Last Volume of Letters... London, Henry Rhodes, 1694. 2 volumes in one [?as issued], small 12mo, pp [22], 357, [3]; [24], 357, [1, adverts], 2 frontispieces, disbound, a good binding copy, FIRST EDITIONS of the final two volumes in the series commenced in 1684, these probably issued together. £50.00

38. MARCUS AURELIUS.: The Commentaries of the Emperor Marcus Antoninus. Containing his maxims of science, and rules of life. Wrote for his own Use, and addressd to Himself. Translated from the original in Greek, by James Thomson, Gent. With a short preface,,, London : printed by T. Parker, for the translator: and sold by Charles Corbett, 1747. 8vo, pp xii, 234, [2, errata], bound in contemporary plain unlettered calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, wear to corners else a clean, sound copy,

FIRST EDITION THUS, in James Thomson's translation with his valuable preface, a major 18th century re-translation of the Meditations, which went through several editions. £150.00

39. MAYER, JOHN.: The English Catechisme Explained. Or, A Comentarie on the Short Catechime [sic] set forth in the Booke of common prayer. Wherein diuers necessarie questions touching the Christian faith are inserted, moderne controuersies handled, doubts resolued,... London, Printed by Aug. Mathewes for John Marriot, sold by John Grismand, 1623. Small 4to, [32], 575, [1], woodcut coat of arms, in text, without the initial blank, bound in contemporary yapped vellum which is slightly soiled, probably old but later endpapers and title laid down, else in excellent clean state throughout, a very good copy,

THIRD EDITION ' REVIEWED'. Mayer's 'Catechism' was a hugely popular devotional text of its period, reprinted several times, including a cheap abridgment also of 1623, for popular consumption. In a new preface to this edition Mayer explains his purpose 'It is a Catechisme and a Commentarie. the one for children short , and fitted to their capacitie, the other for men, leading to a larger Mappe of Christian Principles...' £375.00

40. MEZERAY, FRANCOIS DE.: A General Chronological History of France beginning before the reign of King Pharamond, and ending with the reign of King Henry the Fourth, containing both the civil and the ecclesiastical transactions of that kingdom...Translated by John Bulteel. London, T N for Thomas Basset [and others], 1683. Tall folio, pp [6], 968, [62], fine engraved frontispiece, bound in contemporary plain mottled calf, ruled, and with raised bands, light crack to upper joint and slight corner wear, but a fine clean copy,

FIRST EDITION IN ENGLISH, SIR JOHN COPE'S COPY, with hsi bookplate and name 'H Monoux' ?his son' on the title page. Mezeray's original, published between 1643 and 1651, has been described as a fairly accurate summary of French and Latin chronicles £275.00

41. MIDDLETON, CONYERS.: A Letter from Rome, Shewing an exact Conformity between Popery and Paganism: or, The Religion of the Present Romans, derived from that of their Heathen Ancestors.... London, W Innys, 1729. 4to, pp 70, [2, adverts], disbound, a few early library blindstamps, no other markings, a very good copy, SECOND EDITION; Middleton was a considerable theological and classical scholar at Cambridge involved in controversies with Bentley and later Waterland, and at the time of writing Principal Librarian at the University. His highly controversial 'Letter from Rome' was first published in the same year as this one, later to be expanded into a book. £25.00

42. MILTON, JOHN.: Literæ Pseudo-Senatus Anglicani, Cromwellii, reliquorumque perduellium nomine ac jussu / conscriptae a Joanne Miltono. [?Bruxelles or London, ?], 1676. Small 12mo, pp [4], 234, [2, blank], bound in neat later 19th Century ruled morocco, an excellent clean sound copy, FIRST EDITION, second issue with the grotesque face woodcut vignette on the title page. In fact the first issue, of which this is a copy, emanating from Bruxelles was itself a surreptitious printing of this collection of diplomatic documents between Milton and Parliament during the Commonwealth period. This attractive copy was from the library of the classical scholar Thomas R Taylor, bequeathed on his death in 1835 at the age of 27 to Airedale College. A contemporary inscription on the title page indicates it was purchased by 'W.P' for 4/3d Jan 19 1676/7 but there are no other marks of ownership. £125.00

43. MORE, HENRY.: An Explanation of the Grand Mystery of Godliness; or, A true and faithfull representation of the everlasting Gospel of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ, the onely begotten Son of God and sovereign over men and angels. London, printed by J. Flesher, for W. Morden bookseller in Cambridge, 1660. Folio, pp [2], v-xxx, 546, [28], bound in contemporary ruled unlettered calf, raised bands to spine, lightly rubbed, a fine unpressed copy,

FIRST EDITION; One of More's major theological works, a grandly poetic discussion in prose of Biblical prophecy, and a landmark work in Cambridge Platonist thought of the 17th Century. £350.00

44. NEDHAM, MARCHMONT.: A Pacquet of Advices and Animadversions, sent from London to the men of Shaftsbury: which is of use for all His Majesties subjects in the three kingdoms. Occasioned by a seditious pamphlet, intituled, A letter from a person of quality to his friend i London : [s.n.], printed in the year 1676. Small 4to, pp [2], 50, bound in neat early 20th Century calf backed boards, slightly rubbed and faded but a very good copy,

FIRST OR SECOND EDITION; there are two printing with differing pagination from the same year. A reply to a pamphlet by Anthony Ashley Cooper. Needham had been an avid pamphleteer in support of Parliament during the Civil War. 'One final foray into the field of political writings came in the mid-1670s when he wrote several pamphlets attacking the Earl of Shaftesbury. The motive for these seems to have been simply money; but he used the occasion to renew his attacks on Presbyterianism, and his final pamphlet before his death in 1678, a call for war against the French, was probably sincere,' £120.00

45. PASTON LETTERS. FENN, JOHN.: Original Letters, written during the reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. and Richard III. by various persons of rank or consequence; containing many curious anecdotes relative to that ... period ... With notes, historical and explanatory... London, G G J and J Robinson, [vol 5, John Murray 1823]. 5 volumes, 4to, with additional vignette title pages, folding pedigree in volume one, parallel mediaeval and modern texts, with 17 plates and 12 portraits, some partly coloured, 18 plates of facsimile handwriting, well bound in early 19th century half black calf, spines gilt ruled with raised bands, gilt lettered and numbered at foot of spine, light marginal foxing to plates only, essentially a fine set, as good as one might hope to find,

 

SECOND EDITION OF VOLUMES 1-2, FIRST EDITIONS OF VOLUMES 3-5. An unusually complete set of this seminal publication the importance of which was recognized from the start. Indeed it was at once time, due to the originals being inaccessible, considered a fake, but latterly the originals were rediscovered. Not all the Paston letters were published in this edition, but from the start it was seen as an ongoing enterprise, with volumes 1 and 2 reissued the same year but with significant improvements and commentary, as found in this copy, Volumes 3 and 4 were added in 1789, with the scarce fifth volume completing the set much later in 1822. Apart from shedding much light upon the English way of life in the Fifteenth Century, the letters also showed a literary basis for historical texts in a way never before appreciated, resulting in the Paston letters becoming a literary as well as historical classic. £600.00

46. PENN, WILLIAM.: The Great and Popular Objection against the repeal of the penal laws & tests briefly stated and consider'd, and which may serve for answer to several late pamphlets upon that subject. By a friend to liberty for liberties sake. London : printed, and sold, by Andrew Sowle. 1688. Small 4to, pp 23, [1], bound in neat modern calf backed boards, a fine copy,

FIRST EDITION; Celebrated plea to King James for religious toleration, coming at a wrong moment in the monarch's unfortunate reign. £120.00

47. QUARTO POETRY. DYER, JOHN.: The Ruins of Rome. A Poem. London, Lawton Gilliver, 1740. 4to, pp [4], 28, engraved title vignette of Rome, disbound, title page soiled else good, FIRST EDITION; Second of Dyer's few poetical publications, praised by Wordsworth in a sonnet. Foxon D566. £25.00

48. QUARTO POETRY. GLYNN, RICHARD.: The Day of Judgment. A Poetical Essay. Cambridge, J Bentham, 1763. 4to, pp 16, later stiff wrappers, a good copy, FOURTH EDITION, first published in 1757. £10.00

49. RAY, JOHN.: A Compleat Collection of English Proverbs; Also the most celebrated Proverbs of the Scotch, Italian, French, Spanish And other Languages...To which is added...A Collection of English Words Not Generally Used. London, W Otridge [and others], 1768. 8vo, pp xv, [1], 319, xii, 150, separate title page to the second part, bound in 20th Century full calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, a very good sound clean copy, FOURTH EDITION, reprinting the third of 1737, 'Augmented with many Hundred Words, Observations, Letters etc.' Combining these two celebrated works by the great 17th Century scholar and writer on natural history, this edition is generally considered the best, as it includes material [but by another hand] not in the previous editions. Ray's in the largest and most complete of early collections English proverbs, and his English Words not Generally Used includes Northern and Southern dialect words, as well as 'an Account of the preparing and refining such Metals and Minerals as are found in England.' £95.00

50. SADLER, SIR RALPH.: Letters and Negotiations of Sir Ralph Sadler, Ambassador of King Henry VIII of England to Scotland; Containing the Transactions of two memorable Embassies. Edinburgh, James McEuen and George Stewart, 1720. 8vo, pp xxiv, 456, bound in contemporary calf, gilt, rubbed and with upper board detached, else a sound tight copy,,

FIRST EDITION; an important collection of documents relating to the Embassy to James V in 1540 and the marriage of Mary and Edward VI in 1543. £75.00

51. SCUDERY, GEORGES DE.: Curia Politiae: or, the Apologies of Severall Princes: Justifying to the World Their Most Eminent Actions, by the Strength of Reason, and the Most Exact Rules of Policie London, Robert Boulter, 1673. Small folio, pp [16], 190. engraved emblematic frontispiece, contemporary calf, sometime neatly rebacked with raised bands and red label, frontispiece laid down else a good sound copy,

SECOND EDITION IN ENGLISH, a popular work of Seventeenth Century Plutarchian biography from the French, with censorious commentary at the end of each subject. This copy does not have the portraits and appears to have been issued without them but is otherwise attractive.. With early ownership of Alexander Montgomerie. £85.00

52. SHUCKFORD, SAMUEL.: The Sacred and Prophane History of the World Connected, from the Creation of the World...Volume the First. London, R Knaplock and J Tonson, 1731. 2 volumes, 8vo, pp lxiv, 366, [10]: [8], lv, [1],461, [11], titles in red and black, 3 folding engraved maps of the ancient world in volume one, contemporary speckled calf, spines rubbed and lacking labels, internally fine throughout,

SECOND EDITION, as often without the third volume which did not appear until 1737, though each volume is complete in itself with a separate index. £85.00

53. SPAIN. CAMPBELL, JOHN.: Memoirs of the Duke de Ripperda: First Embassador from the States-General to his Most Catholick Majesty, the Duke and Grandee of Spain; afterwards Bashaw and prime Minister to Muly Abdalla, Emperor of Fez and Morocco etc... London for John Stagg and Daniel Browne, 1740. 8vo, pp xv, [1, adverts], 344, [8, imdex], bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, lacking label, light cracks to joints else a very good copy, FIRST EDITION; a second edition followed the same year. £35.00

54. SPARROW, ANTHONY.: A Collection of Articles, Injunctions, Canons, Orders, Ordinances & Constitutions Ecclesiastoical, with other Public Records of the Church of England, Chiefly of the Times of K Edward VI, Q Elizabeth, K James and K Charles I. London, For Richard Pawlet, 1676. 4to, pp [14], 406 [final 2 leaves not numbered], [12], engraved plate, separate titles to each tract, some tracts printed in black letter, bound in contemporary mottled calf, sometimes neatly rebacked though in slightly lighter calf, with back label, restored to corners, a very good clean copy,

THIRD IMPRESSION of this attractively printed collection. £100.00

55. SPELMAN, HENRY.: Glossarium Archaiologicum: continens Latin Barbara, Peregrina, Obsoleta, & Novatae Significationis Vocabula. London, Aliciam Warren, 1664, Tall Folio, pp [12], 576, title in red and black, double column dictionary inLatin, Anglo-Saxon etc, bound in 18th Century full calf, neatly rebacked in speckled calf with raised bands and original red label, marbled endpapers also preserved a fine clean copy throughout, FIRST COMPLETE EDITION, LARGE PAPER COPY, printed on thick paper, an issue that does not require the portrait. Dugdale's completion of Spelman's great dictionary of the Anglo-Saxon and other early languages, previously only part published in 1626. Spelman, who died in 1641, was one of the leading antiquaries of his time, and the present work marks a landmark in the study of Mediaeval languages, in the form of a glossary of Latin and Anglo-Saxon terms as employed in legal documents of the period; Spelman began it in the early 1600's but published part only during his lifetime, A fine large paper copy of this significant work. £300.00

56. SWIFT, JONATHAN.: Volume VI. of the Author's works. Containing The Publick Spirit of the Whigs; and other Pieces of Political Writings, &c. With polite conversation, &c. Dublin, George Faulkner, 1738. 8vo, pp [4], 386, bound in contemporary speckled calf, spine gilt with raised bands, lacking label, light joint cracks, else a fine clean copy, FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, a supplementary volume to Faulkner's fist collective edition of Swift, Teerink-Scouten 42, with separate entry in ESTC. £60.00

57. SWIFT, JONATHAN.: Miscellanies in Four Volumes By Dr Swift...The Fourth Edition corrected with several additional pieces in Verse and Prose. Vol I By Dr Swift. London, Charles Bathurst, 1742. Small 8vo, pp [12], 269, [3, adverts], contemporary calf, red label, a very good copy, FOURTH EDITION, volume one only of what would eventually become a complete printing of Swifts works in 13 volumes [see Teerink 66]. the initial four volumes based upon Motte's edition of 1727. £15.00

58. SWIFT, JONATHAN.: Volume IV of the author's works : containing a collection of tracts relating to Ireland.. Dublin, George Faulkner, 1735. 8vo, pp [10], ii, 388, with engraved allegorical frontispiece, bound in 19th Century half calf, spine gilt ruled with olive label, slightly faded to the spine, internally a fine clean copy, FIRST COLLECTED EDITION, OCTAVO ISSUE, the more important issue, often found separately from the four volume set of the works, as here later labelled 'Selection of tracts' a work complete in itself. This copy belonged to the English author and journalist Richard Holt Hutton, a family copy presented in 1857 by the poet William Caldwell Roscoe, and with later 1898 bookplate of his son William Malin Roscoe [1857-1915] who assembled a notable library. £120.00

59. SWIFT, JONATHAN.: Volume VII of the author's works : containing Letters to and from Jonathan Swift from the year 1714 to 1738. Dublin, George Faulkner, 1748. 12mo, pp [2, adverts], ix, [1], 274, bound in contemporary polished calf, spine gilt ruled with raised bands, slightly rubbed and lacking label but a very good clean tight copy, FIRST EDITION, DUODECIMO ISSUE, also issued in octavo, a supplementary volume to Faulkner's edition of the works, but complete in itself. £45.00

60. SYMSON, PATRICK.: The Historie of the Church since the dayes of our saviour Iesus Christ, untill this present age ... Collected out of sundry authors ... London, John Dawson for John Bellamie, 1634. Tall folio, pp [18], 602, [18], sometime rebound to style in full ruled calf, spine with heavy raised bands and red label, a clean crisp copy throughout,

THIRD EDITION 'Corrected and enlarged' in first the first complete and first folio edition, based upon two slightly earlier quarto parts, brining the church's story down to the Council of Trent in hurried, not to say hostile, manner, having dwelt mainly on the first thousand years of Christianity, which to a Scottish Episcopalian preacher - the work is dedicated to James I by the late author's son - was what mattered most. In fact though an obscure work, the idea of summarizing church history in this [partial] manner was fairly novel at the time. £250.00

61. TOLAND, JOHN.: Nazarenus: or, Jewish, Gentile and Mahometan Christianity. WITH: Tetradymus. Containing 1. Hodegus...11. Clidophorus...111. Hypatia...IV. Mangoneutes. WITH: An Historical Account of the Life and Writings... London, J Brotherton, 1718/ 1720/ J Robert s[etc], 1722. 3 works in one volume, 8vo, pp [2], xxv, [1], 85, [3], 57, [3], 16; [2], xxii, 226, [2, errata]; [2], 102, first 2 work with title pages in red and black, bound in contemporary calf, spine gilt with raised bands and slightly later label 'Toland's Tracts', extensive early notes on Toland on front and rear blank endpapers, a few early [hostile] comments in the text, joints cracked but sound, binding rubbed and worn at spine ends and corners, still a good sound copy,

SECOND EDITION OF FIRST WORK, FIRST EDITIONS OF SECOND AND THIRD WORKS; two of Toland's most important later writings questioning Christian scholarship together with the life by Curll. £350.00

62. TREATY OF NIMEGEN.: Recueil des Preliminaires de la Paix : avec les principaux traittez qui on esté faits devant ou pendant le Congrez à Nimmegue.. A Cologne : Chez Antoine van Dyck. 1678 12 mo, pp [8], 272, 34, contemporary calf, a little rubbed and worn at spine ends, but a sound neat copy,

FIRST EDITION, anonymous and under fictitious imprint, collection of diplomatic documents. The Treaty of Nijmegen (167879) concluded the Franco-Dutch War that had begun in 1672 and involved France, the Dutch Republic, the Holy Roman Empire, Brandenburg, Denmark, Münster, and Sweden. It marked a high point of French power in Europe £60.00

63. USHER [OR USSHER], JAMES, BISHOP OF ARMAGH.: A Body of Divinity, or The Summe and Substance of Christian Religion...Whereunto is adjoyned a Tract, intituled Immanuel. London, M.F. for Tho Downes and Geo Badger, 1648. Folio, pp [12], 3-451, [3], 24, [12], engraved frontispiece portrait, bound in contemporary ruled calf, slightly later label, lightly rubbed, minor soiling but a good sound copy,

THIRD EDITION. £200.00

64. VERTUE, HENRY.: Christ and the Church: or Parallels, in three books. : In the first ye have the harmony between Christ and the foregoing types, by which he was fore-shadowed in the Old Testament, both persons and things... London, Tho Roycroft, 1659. Small 4to, pp [8], 430, [2, errata], contemporary unlettered ruled calf, chipped to head of spine, rubbed, slightly worn at corners, light soiling tot tile page and general signs of use, but a good sound copy in original state,

FIRST EDITION, the sole edition of this remarkable and original study of Christ in relation to both other Biblical characters but also attributes written by a plain speaking Puritan divine, Rector of All Hallows, Hony Lane, London, at the very end of the Commonwealth period. 'my intent to represent to the World...a comparison between Christ the Head of the church and the Church and the Mystical Body of Christ and the types by which they are severally fore-signified... Vertue confines his scholarship to Latin side-notes, the main text written in clear direct language; it was clearly readable, judging by the number of readership inscriptions from its earliest days on endpapers ending up in a 19th Century Welsh Baptist chapel. £300.00

65. VIRGILIUS MARO (VIRGIL).: Opera: emendabat etr notulis illustrabat Gilbertus Wakefield. London, Kearsley,, London, 1796. 2 volumes, small 4to, pp [4], 274, [34]: [2], 301, [24], bound in contemporary diced morocco, sides cross gilt ruled, spines gilt, edges gilt, volume 2 neatly rebacked with original spine laid down, a very good handsome clean set,

FIRST WAKEFIELD EDITION, LARGE PAPER ISSUE, one of his series of classical editions beautifully printed by Thomas Bensley, this example an Eton Prize from 1801, with the large black bookplate of Josia Burd inlaid on upper board of volume one. This large paper [24 cm as opposed to 16 cm ordinary] issue is scarce. £175.00

66. WILLYMOTT, WILLIAM.: The Peculiar Use and Signification of Certain Words in the Latin Tongue: or, a collection of observations, wherein the elegant, and commonly unobservd sense of very near nine hundred common Latin words... Cambridge, University Press for R Bonwick, 1713. 8vo, pp [4], 374, bound in contemporary panelled sheep, joints cracked but sound, spine with raised bands worn and chipped at ends, some lower marginal worming to last leaves, else a good copy,

SECOND EDITION. this interesting textbook study of the influences of Latin upon modern English appeared in Cambridge in 1704. It went through numerous editions, being adopted as an Eton textbook. This second Cambridge printing recorded 5 copies UK and 5 NA. £85.00