CRESSY Hugh-Paulin de (1647)
Exomologesis or a faithfull narration of the occasion and motives of the Conversion unto Catholique UnityEnquire
First Edition. 12mo. [Text: 142 x 78 mm]. [xxii], 655, [1 (blank)] pp. (without the final blank leaf. Title-page dusty, inner margin defective and cut-short at the top and fore-margins and laid-down final leaf slightly frayed at the fore-edge and dusty on the verso, a few headlines shaved, lightly browned throughout. Mid-19th-century calf (badly worn, joints split, front cover shaky, spine breaking away, part of the leather missing from the front cover, edges worn).
Paris: Ann. Dom. 1647.
Fifty Reasons or MotivesEnquire
why the Roman Catholick Apostolick Religin ought to be preferr’d to all the Sects of this Day in Christendom, and which induced his most Serene Highness Anthony Ulrick Duke of Brunswick and Lunenburg, &c. to abjure Lutheranism. To which are added, Three Valuable Papers
12mo. [Text: 141 x 83 mm]. [xiv], 130pp. Contemporary sheep (rebacked, edges worn).
Antwerp: in the Year, 1715.
WEDGWOOD Josiah after (1830])
Framed plaquette with a wax figure of a crouching slave in chains appealing to Britannia, "Britannia set me free" lettered above the slave, with ship in backgroundEnquire
Oval, measuring 160 x 155 with frame, interior measures 90 x 90 mm. Painted on ceramic or ivory, gilt mount, in contemporary turned wooden frame behind a concave glass with painted white designs that frame the image. Original glue visible under figure of enslaved person, cracked in spots, left foot chipped with minor loss to front of foot, some light chipping to paint under glass but overall in good condition. [Great Britain: cir.
WALMESLEY Charles (1771)
General History of the Christian ChurchEnquire
from her birth to her final triumphant state in Heaven, chiefly deduced from the Apocalypse of St. John the Apostle. By Sig. Pastorini. First Edition. 8vo. [Text: 201 x 120 mm]. , xxvi, 589, [1 (errata)] pp. Modern calf.
[London: by J. P. Coghlan] in the Year 1771.
FLORIAN Jean Pierre Claris de (1793)
Gonzalva of Cordova;Enquire
or, Grenada Reconquered. Now First Translated from the French of M. Florian.Second Edition in English. 3 vols in 1. 12mo. [iii]-xi, [i], 227,  pp; f, 246pp; f, 246 pp. Contemporary calf, the covers with a gilt roll-tooled border (rebacked preserving the original gilt tooled spine). London: for J. Johnson,
SERGEANT John (1702)
First Edition. 8vo. [Text: 148 x 88 mm]. , 332, [4 errata/3pp. blank). Title page dusted with some gauzing stuck to top left affecting the rule border; light marginal browning, slight worming at the top of the last 80pp occasionally affecting the top two lines near the inner margin. Modern plain calf. London: in the Year, 1702.
DWIGHT Thomas (1794)
A Poem, in Seven Parts. I. The Prospect. II. The Flourishing Village. III. The Burning of Fairfield. IV. The Destruction of the Pequods. V. The Clergyman's Advice to the Villagers. VI. The Farmer's Advice to the Villagers. VII. The Vision, or Prospect of the Future Fappiness of America.First Edition. 8vo. -57, 66-183, . Fine ciopy in the original blue sugar-paper wrappers, uncut, and partially unopened.New York: by Childs and Swaine,
BAGE Robert (1796)
Hermsprong; or, man as he is not. A NovelEnquire
In three volumes. By the author of Man as he is.
First Edition. 3 vols. 12mo. , 244; , 242; 268pp., without the half-titles and without the advertisement leaves in volumes one and two. Slight off-setting of the bookplate onto the flyleaves, some slight spotting and a few marks in places, very small tear (9mm) to the fore-edge of the final volume (not touching the text). Contemporary marbled boards, vellum corners (new leather spines, old morocco labels preserved).
London: for William Lane, at the Minerva-Press,
SAUMAISE / SALMASIUS Claude / Claudius editor (1620)
Historiae Augustae Scriptores VIEnquire
Aelius Spartianus, Iulius Capitolinus, Aelius Lampridius, Vulcatius Gallicanus, Trebellius Pollio, Flavius Vopiscus. Claudius Salmasius ex veteris libris recensuit, et librum adiecit notarum ac emendationum. Quib. adiunctae sunt notae ac emendationes Isaaci Causauboni iam antea editae.
Folio. [345 x 215 mm]. [12 (with the half-title], 255, [1 (blank)], [39 (index)[, [1 (blank)], 519, [71 (index / errata)], , 258, [22 (index)] pp. Piece torn from the outer margin of the final leaf. Contemporary English calf over pasteboards, sewn on six tawed leather slips, covers with a border of two blind fillets, in the centre the gilt arms block of William Herris with his initials "W" and "H" on the sides and "P H" [Pembroke Hall] above, board edges with a single gilt fillet; spine with seven panels, ruled in blind; edges painted blue/green and with the initials "W H" blocked in gilt on the fore-edge; plain paper flyleaves, vellum strengtheners (plain at the front, cut from a manuscript legal document at the end), no pastedowns (rebacked by Bernard Middleton preserving the original - but much worn - spine; new headbands).
Paris: [Hierosme Drouart]
TOUCHET, George (1686)
Historical Collections out of several grave Protestant HistoriansEnquire
concerning the changes of religion and the strange confusions following: in the reigns of King Henry the Eighth. Edward the Sixth. Queen Mary and Elizabeth. With an addition of several remarkable passages taken out of Sir Will. Dugdale's Antiquities of Warwickshire, relating to the abbies and their institution. Published With Allowance.
Second Edition. Small 8vo. [Text: 152 x 96 mm]. , 434pp. Text browned and soiled with some dampstaining.
Contemporary vellum (covers and spine very grubby; insect damage at the top of the lower joint and inner
corner of the back cover and along the upper part of the lower fore-edge).
London: by Henry Hills, Printer to the Kings Most Excellent Majesty for his Household and Chappel.
And for him and Matt. Turner 1686.
WIFFEN J. H (1833)
Historical Memoirs of the House of Russell; from the time of the Norman ConquestEnquire
Portraits of the 1st & 6th Dukes of Bedford (foxed), 6 lithograph views, folding tabel, various armorial plates. First Edition. 2 vols. 8vo. xix, 563; iv, 604pp. Good copy in original green cloth. London: Longman, [etc],
HENSHAW Joseph, Bishop of Peterborough (1640)
Horae Succesivae, or Spare-Houres of Meditations;Enquire
upon our duty to God, Others, Our Selves.Engraved emblematic/architectural frontispiece/title by G[eorge]. Glo[ver] [without the leaf of verses opposite]/."The fifth Edition, corrected and much inlarged." 12mo. , 404pp. Later 17th./early 18th.-century Continental vellum, spine tooled in black.London: by T. Payne, for Ralph Mabbe,
BUTLER Samuel (1663)
The First Part. Written in the time of the late Wars.
Second Authorized Edition. 12mo., , 125,  pp., woodcut laurel wreath on the title-page. Slight staining around the edges of the title-page and the first few leaves, foxing to the bank endpapers, occasionally a little closely shaved at the head and foot (occasionaly just touching a catchword). Contemporary mottled calf, covers ruled in gilt with a small tool in each corner, smooth spine divided by later gilt rules, later label, mottled edges (upper repaired, lower joint just starting to crack, corners bumped, later label, upper headcap a littled ragged).
London: by J.G. for Richard Marriot,
CROWTHER Anselm (1657)
Jesus, Maria, Joseph, or, the devout pilgrim of the ever blessed Virgin MaryEnquire
in his Holy Exercises, Affections, and Elevations. Upon the sacred Mysteries of Jesus, Maria, Joseph. Published for the benefit of the pious Rosarists, by A.C. and T.V. Religious Monks of the holy Order of S. Bennet.
First Edition. 12mo. [Text: 145 x 75 mm]. , 648,  pp. Lacks the engraved frontispiece by A. Voet. Top corner of leaf F1 torn away with slight loss to the first two lines), short vertical split in the inner margin of Ff5. Original publisher’s binding of calf, the covers with an oval gilt block [50 x 41 mm] containing a vase of flowers entwined with a banner reading “IESVS MARIA IOSEPH”, a small gilt acorn tool in the corners; smooth spine divided into panels by two-line gilt fillets (heavily worn, the surface of the leather on the covers grazed and partly rubbed-away, spine rubbed and with a long vertical split; a few sections sprung from the sewing).
Amsterdam: Anno D. 1657
B., D ()
[Le testament de Jésus-Christ]Enquire
12mo. [Text: 150 x 80mm. [2 (dedication)],  leaves, signed A-P6, Q4 (last leaf (Q4) blank), without any title-leaf (see note), ff. A1-Q3 printed on rectos only. Contemporary French mottled calf, gilt spine (covers scarred by mottling fluid).
[?Paris: circa 1690]
LITTLETON Sir Thomas (1608)
Les Tenures de Monsieur Littleton:Enquire
Ouesque certeine Cases addes per auters de puisne temps, queux Cases vous troueres signes ouesque cest Signe * al commencement, & al fine de chescun de eux: au fine que ne poies eux misprender pur les cases de Mounsieur Littleton; Pur quel inconuenience, ils fueront dernierment tolles de cest Lieur. Et cy un foits pluis admotes al request des Gentlehomes, Students en le ley Dengleterre12mo. , 170,  leaves. Late nineteenth-century binding by Cape-Masson-Debonnelle of brown goatskin, the spine lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves, gilt edges.London: for the Companie of Stationers,
WILBERFORCE William.; WALKER James (1818)
Letters on the West IndiesEnquire
First edition. Large 8vo., Front free endpaper, half-title, and title lightly foxed, but otherwise a very good copy in contemporary condition with two edges untrimmed, in the original blue boards and paper spine (corners and edges worn, upper board very loose but being held by two bands), carefully preserved in a custom-made cloth box. xvi, 268 pp. London, printed for Rest Fenner by (S. Curtis),
SOUTHEY Robert (1799)
Letters Written During a Short Residence in Spain and PortugalEnquire
Second Edition. 8vo. xiv, [ii], 176, 177*-184*, 177-483,  pp. Original blue boards, paper spine and printed label, uncut (upper joint slightly torn). Bristol: by Biggs and Cottle, for T. N. Longman and O. Rees,
EXECUTION BROADSIDE (1853])
Life, Trial Confession and Execution of H. Horler for the Murder of his WifeEnquire
Broadside (490 x 380mm). Original sheet trimmed and laid down on recent archival paper, small areas of loss to the extremities, not interfering with the text. Small number '39' written in red pencil far right hand corner. With woodcut border and illustration.
Badborough, London, n.d [added in a contemporary hand January 10th
EXECUTION BROADSIDE (1862])
Life. Trial, Sentence, and Execution of Catherine Wilson, for the Murder of Mrs. SoamesEnquire
Broadside (490 x 380mm). Original sheet trimmed and laid down on recent archival paper, small areas of loss to the extremities, interfering with the text a little on the far left. Small number '41' written in red pencil far right hand corner. With woodcut border and illustration.
Taylor, London, n.d [added in a contemporary hand October 20
MINSHEU, John (1627)
Minshaei Emendatio, vel a mendis Expurgation, seu Augmentatio sui Ductoris in Linguas, the Guide into TonguesEnquire
Cum illarum Harminia, & Etymologijs, Originationibus, Rationibus, & Derivationibus in omnibus his novem Linguis, viz. 1. Anglica. 2. Belgica. 3. Germanica. 4. Gallica. 5. Italica. 6. Hispanica. 7. latina. 8. Graeca. 9. Hebraea, &c. [...] The Guide into the Tongues. With their agreement and consent one with another, as also their Etymologies, that is, the Reasons and Derivations of all or the most part of words, in these nine Languages, viz. 1. English. 2. Low Dutch. 3. High Dutch. 4. French. 5. Italian. 6. Spanish. 7. Latine. 8. Greeke. 9. Hebrew, &c. ... By the Industrie, Studie, Labour, and at the Charges of Iohn Minsheu Published and Printed. 22o. Iuly, Anno 1625.
Second Edition, fourth issue. Folio. [400 x 260 mm]. pp,  pp. in double columns numbered 1-760; title within an ornament border. Lightly browned throughout, heavy in places, intermittently foxed, slight worming in the outer margin of the first few leaves, last few leaves with a dampstain at the outer half, rust-hole to the blank inner margin of D1-2, weakness from a paper flaw to the outer margin of L3 extending slightly into the text, closed tear to the blank margin of X1, dampstain to the outer side of the last few gatherings. Contemporary sprinkled calf, covers with two-line blind ruled border and in the centre the gilt arms block of Sir Thomas Shirley (joints rubbed and worn, upper joint worn through at the bands, a few scuffs with a long one on the upper cover, wear to the edges and corners, head and tail of the spine repaired; mid-19th-century endleaves). London: by John Haviland,
Collier Jeremy (1694)
In five essays. I. Upon the office of a Chaplain. II. Upon Pride. III. Upon Cloaths. IV. Upon Duelling. V. Upon General Kindness. The four last by way of a dialogue.
8vo., , 42, [4 of 6], 90, , 78 pp., without the blank leaf before the second part. Some browning and a little spotting in places, front and rear flyleaves torn out, old bookplate untidily torn from the rear marbled pastedown. Contemporary black morocco, covers panelled in gilt with a unusual large flower tool at each corner which features on a number of other Restoration bindings, spine divided into six gilt panels, gilt edges (two small scuffs to the front board, joints a little worn).
London: for Sam. Keeble [...] and Jo. Hindmarsh,
MUNDY Francis Noel Clarke (1808)
First Edition. 4to. 52 pp., added engraved frontispiece of Needwood Forest from the Holy Falls by J. G. Landseer after M. E. Sneyd [the date 1 Jan. 1810 scratched-out].
Lichfield: by John Jackson, 1776
[And]: The Fall of Needwood. First Edition. 4to. 45 pp., engraved frontispiece of The Fall of Needwood Forest by J. G. Landseer after M.E. Sneyd dated 9 July 1811. Bound together in contemporary blue straight-grained morocco (extremities and spine rubbed). Some marginal staining to the first plate and a neat old repair to the margin of the second plate.
Derby: at the Office of J. Drewry,
NEVILLE Henry (1731)
News from the New-Exchange: or, the Common-Wealth of Ladies: drawn to the Life, in their several Characters and ConcernmentsEnquire
"Second Edition". 4to (230 x 165mm). 41 [with the "Compleat Key" leaf, sometimes missing, bound after the title-page rather than at the end], [1, verso blank] pp. Some very light browning in places but otherwise fine, lower edges uncut. 18th-century speckled calf, spine richly gilt, two red morocco labels lettered in gilt, red edges, green ribbon marker (front joint just starting near the head, some very minor scuffing).
London: Tho[mas] Edlin, for Captain Gulliver,
HARTLEY David (1791)
Observations on Man. 2nd.edn. 3 volsEnquire
His frame, his duty, and his expectations.Second Edition. 3 volumes. 8vo. xvi, xv, 512; xii, 455; ix, 457-768, xii pp. Contemporary tree calf, red morocco spine labels, yellow edges, hinges very slightly weak, some light rubbing to extremities, some very occasional and very light spotting.London: J. Johnson,
COLARDEAU Charles Pierre (1779)
Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author by C.V.D. after Voiriot, engraved plate at the beginning of the text proper by Louis le Grand after Ch. Monnet.
2 volumes. 8vo. , viii, lxxii, 350; , 493,  pp. Contemporary green-blue morocco, elaborately gilt
Paris: for Ballard and Le Jay,
SALLUSTIUS CRISPUS Caius (1777)
Opera, quae supersunt omniaEnquire
Ex recensione Gottlieb Cortii.Large Paper. 8vo. [iv], 324pp. Fine copy in a contemporary Glasgow binding of red morocco, covers with a gilt border of a narrow rococo foliate roll, spine with a green morocco label in the second panel, the others with a rococo floral tool and corner leaf tools; marbled endleaves; yellow edges.Glasgow: Andreas Foulis,
ARIOSTO Lodovico (1773)
4 volumes. 4to., engraved portrait and 46 plates after Cipriami, Moreaud le jeune, Eisen, Cochin, Monnet, and Gruize. Engraved by Bartolozzi, Duclos, Ponce etc. Some off-setting from the plates onto the text. Contemporary straight-grained red morocco, spines ruled and lettered in gilt, top edge gilt, yellow fore and lower edges (a few scratches to the covers and with the spines slightly darkened).
Birmingham: G. Baskerville, 1773,
STEWART Dugald (1810)
First Edition. 4to. xii, [1 (errata slip)], lxxvi, 590, [1 (advertisement leaf)] pp. Edges uncut. Preliminaries lightly browned, errata slip browned, occasional foxing / spotting in the text. Original boards lined with blue paper (paper spine renewed and with repairs to the joints).
Edinburgh: by George Ramsay and Company, for William Creech, and Archibald Constable and Company, Edinburgh; T. Cadell, and W. Davies, Strand, [etc.], London.
ROBERTSON Alexander ([1752?])
on various Subjects and Occasions.
First Edition 8vo., , 360 pp. Slight staining around the edges of the title-page and final leaf caused by the turn-ins, dark ink stain in the blank fore-margin of B3, single crease across the centre of the first few quires probably due to the sheets being too tightly sewn. Contemporary sheep, spine ruled in gilt with a single small tool in each panel (spine label missing, covers a little scuffed and stained, edges and corners bumped and rubbed, headcaps a little ragged single small hole in the second band on the spine).
Edinburgh, for Ch. Alexander, and are sold at his House in Geddes's Close; where Subscribers may call for their Copies,
BURNS Robert (1787)
Poems, chiefly in the Scottish DialectEnquire
8vo., with the half-title. 3rd [1st London] edition. London: Printed for A. Strahan et al. Some slight foxing to the first few leaves, expertly repaired closed tear to the fore-edge of I4. Contemporary half calf and marbled baords, smooth spine, ruled in gilt and without a label (edges a little rubbed and boards faded). Paper otherwise clean and crisp, a good copy.
BURNS Robert (1787)
Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect.Enquire
First Edinburgh Edition. 8vo (224 x 138mm)., with the half-title and portrait frontispiece. Uncut throughout, portrait leaf a little foxed, off-setting from the portrait onto the half-title and (very lightly) onto the title-page, neat early signature on the title-page, some occasional very light foxing throughout. Original blue-grey paper boards and paper spine, printed label (now split in half) pasted onto the spine "BURNS' / POEMS." (spine split and worn exposing the gatherings, upper and lower joints sewn, boards a little marked and dusty in places). Preserved in a (now rather worn) card chemise and a smart blue morocco pull-off case, lettered in gilt on the spine.
Edinburgh, printed for the Author and sold by William Creech,
BROWNE Isaac Hawkins (1768)
Poems upon various subjects, Latin and English. By the late Isaac Hawkins Browne, Esq. Published by his sonEnquire
Engraved frontispiece portrait.First Edition. 8 vo. ff, 160 pp. Contemporary calf, gilt spine and label. London: for John Nourse, and C. Marsh, 1768.
MORTON Dr. Richard (1694)
Puretologias, Pars Altera:Enquire
Sive, Exercitatio de Febribus Inflammatoriis Universalibus.Engraved portrait by Richard White.
First Edition. 8vo., 511, , pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt double fillet border and two panels, a vase of flowers tool at the outer corners triangualr scroll tool (two sizes) at the centre of each side, spine divided into seven panels, a label in the second, the others tooled alternately in gilt with a dotted quatrefoil or four vase tools, gilt edges (joints rubbed and cracked a the head and tail, upper headcap torn away).London: Sam. Smith & Benj. Walford,
BURKE Edmund (1790)
Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in Certain Societies in London Relative to that EventEnquire
In A Letter intended to have been sent to a Gentleman in Paris.
First edition, second impression. 8vo (222 x 146mm). iv, 356, pp. Some light foxing in places. Contemporary calf, covers with a gilt double-fillet border, smooth spine divided into six panels by gilt rules, the second lettered in gilt on a red morocco label, the rest with gilt central floral tool, marbled endpapers (corners bumped, small hole 1cm diameter to top panel of spine exposing the paper lining beneath, upper headcap missing, lower headcap chipped).
London, J. Dodsley.
Blackburne Francis (1780)
Remarks on Johnson's Life of MiltonEnquire
To Which Are Added, Milton's Tractate Of Edvcation And Areopagitica. First Edition. Small 8vo. [vi], 172, 161-369pp. Later 19th century quarter sheep with marbled boards, black morocco label. (Neatley rebacked) Paper clean and clear, a few small patches of foxing. A good copy.London:
Feltham Owen (1696)
Resolves: Divine, Moral, PoliticalEnquire
lWith several New Additions both in Prose and verse, Not Extant in the former Impressions. In this Eleventh Edition, References are made to the Poetical Citations; heretofore much wanted.Engraved emblematic frontispiece/title with leaf of explanation "The Face of the Book Unmasked" opposite.Folio. Contemporary calf (joints cracked, small section of leather missing from the head of the upper cover; later label).London: by M. Clark, for Charles Harper,
PRICE Richard (1787)
Sermons on the Christian Doctrine as received by the different denominations of ChristiansEnquire
To which are added, Sermons on the security and happiness of a virtuous course, on the goodness of God, and the resurrection of Lazarus. The second edition corrected; with an Appendix, occasioned by Dr. Priestley's Letters to the Author.8vo. [viii], 396, [16 (advertisements)]pp. Contemporary calf (upper joint slightly cracked at the head, tailcap broken), red morocco label.London: for T. Cadell,
POPE Alexander ()
Sober Advice from HoraceEnquire
to the Young Gentlemen about Town. As deliver'd in his Second Sermon. Imitated in the Manner of Mr. Pope. Together with the Original Text, as restored by the Revd. R. Bentley, Doctor of Divinity. And some Remarks on the Version.First Edition. 8vo. ff. Disbound.London: for T. Boreman,
BERNARD Sir Thomas (1813)
Spurinna: or, The Comforts of Old Age, gratefully and affectionately inscribed to Shute, Lord Bishop of DurhamEnquire
First – Privately Printed – Edition. Small 8vo (140 x 90mm)., with the half-title. Very lightly foxed in a few places, a few neat dog-eared corners. Original blue paper covered boards, parchment back, printed paper label in the centre of the upper board (upper board detached, rubbed at the corners and edges, corners heavily bumped and worn, some minor staining, label a little worn with some loss of text). Brighton: by J. Forbes, 8, Market-Street. August,
GUEULETTE Thomas Simon (1759)
or, a Thousand and One Quarters of Hours. Written in French by the celebrated Mr. Gueulette, Author of the Chinese, Mogul, and other Tales. The whole now for the first Time translated into English, by Thomas Floyd. Engraved frontispiece.First Edition of this translation. 12mo. ix, [i], 369 pp. Contemporary calf (lacking label). London: for J. and R. Tonson,
KILNER Rev. Joseph ([c.1792/3])
The Account of Pythagoras's school in Cambridge as in Mr. Grose's antiquities of England and Wales, and other noticesEnquire
Folio. v, [1 (blank)], 5-56, , 59-158pp., 9 engraved plates (see below), contemporary calf-backed marbled boards, edges uncut (binding somewhat worn, in particular the marbled paper coming away from boards).
[Cirencester: S.Rudder for the author?]
BRIDGES, Thomas (1771)
The Adventures of a Bank-NoteEnquire
In Two Volumes [- In Four Volumes].First Edition. 4 vols. 8vo. Contemporary sheep, covers with gilt crest of the Longe family, spines with contemporary (but slightly later) gilt tooling and with black and green morocco labels (the labels on vol. 1 missing revealing a gilt number "J" in the third panel, which would probably predate the publication of vols. 3-4 in 1771 when the gilt tooling and labeling would have been added.London: for T. Davies, 1770 -