"COLBERT JUN" ()
The Age of Paper; or An Essay on Banks and BankingEnquire
Containing the History of the most remarkable Paper Bubbles that have existed in Europe; with their effects on Society and Public Credit; pointing out the ruin with which both are threatened from too great an extension of the circulation of Paper of any Kind. To which are added, some curious anecdotes of different bankers at present in Europe. Shewing also, that society is liable to be ruined by this Dangerous Commerce. By Colbert, Jun.
First Edition. Small 8vo (200 x 115mm)., viii, [essay I] 9-31, , [essay II] 33-64pp. Title-page very lightly browned and foxed, fore-corners of a number of leaves rounded, some chipping to the edges in places, occasional light spotting, neat ink signature on the title-page [see below]. Recent patterned paper boards, manuscript label on the upper cover.
London: Published for the Proprietors, by Mr. Parsons...Mr Mason...,
Gunther Robert (1932)
The Astrolabes of the World (2 vols.)Enquire
Based Upon The Series Of Instruments In The Lewis Evans Collection In The Old Ashmolean Museum At Oxford, With Notes On Astrolabes In The Collections Of The British Museum, Science Museum, Sir J. Findlay, Mr. S. V. Hoffman, The Mensing Collection, And In Other Public And Private Collections.
First Edition. Large 4to. [xvii], [iii], 305, [viii], 610. Bound in white cloth, covers decorated in gilt with gilt lettering to spine. Foxing to inside covers and end papers which extends to the final illustration and previous text page of Volume One, slight browning to top and bottom of spines (roughly 1cm respectively).
Oxford, Printed At The University Press: 1932
DUGDALE William (1676])
The Baronage of England, or an Historical Account of the Lives and most memorable Actions of our English Nobility in the Saxons time, to the Norman Conquest; and from thence, of those who had their rise before the end of King Henry the Third’s Reign. Deduced from Publick Records, Antient Historians, and other Authorities, by William Dugdale Norroy King of Arms. Tome the First. [- Tome the Second.]Enquire
First Edition. 2 vols. in 1. Folio. [Text: 412 x 230 mm]. 790, [2 (index); , 312 [Ss-Zz4 are omitted], 361-488, [4 (index)] pp. Light browning, occasional minor stains. Contemporary binding by Roger Bartlett of Oxford of black morocco, the covers tooled in gilt with a tall roll-tooled “cottage-roof” panel, the roof formed by strawberry volutes with clusters of strawberry volutes and a fleuron hanging from the eaves, leafy sprays and flowers in the corners and centre of the long sides. Spine with six bands, the second panel lettered in gilt on a red goatskin label with a pair of gilt stepped corner tools below, the third and sixth panels filled with repeated gilt impressions of a strawberry roll, the others with a central lozenge formed by a pair of fleurons with the stepped triangular corner tools in the corners. Comb-marbled endleaves. All edges gilt, with an original, although rather simple, fore-edge painting under the gilt of flowers and leaves drawn in ink and coloured in pink and light blue (joints rubbed, particularly at the bands and cracked in the top and bottom panels, corners slightly bumped).
London by Tho. Newcomb, for Abel Roper, John Martin, and Henry Herringman, 1675 [-
BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER (1788)
The Book of Common PrayerEnquire
and administration of the Sacraments, and other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, according to the use of the Church of England: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches; and the form or manner of making, ordaining, and consecrating of Bishops, Priests, and Deacons.
4to (266 x 205mm). First few leaves very lightly foxed, a few minor spots in places. Contemporary red morocco, covers with an elaborate tooled border made up of various rolls including a large urn and flower design, in the centre of the upper board is a green and black morocco onlay which is tooled in gilt with "HENRY BLUNDELL ESQ^R^. / MAYOR, - 1791 / [added later in a smaller ont] 7 1793"; smooth spine tooled in gilt, gilt edges, green silk pastedowns
Cambridge: by John Archdeacon printer to the University; and sold by John, Francis, & Charles Rivington, Benjamin White, and Charles Dilly, in London; and J. & J. Merrill, in Cambridge,
LEWIS M. G (1805)
The Bravo of Venice. Original boardsEnquire
First edition. 8vo., with the final two leaves printing errata and advertisements, a really fine copy in original blue-grey boards, spine hand-lettered, edges untrimmed, protected by a fleece-lined cloth chemise within a cloth slipcase. London: printed by D. N. Shury... for J.F. Hughes.
HILL John (1756)
The British Herbal: an History of Plants and Trees, Natives of Britain, cultivated for beauty. By John Hill, M.DEnquire
First Edition. Large Folio. Text and plates with watermark of a fleur-de-lis with countermark "IV". [Text: 409 x 252 mm]. , 533, [3 (index)] pp. Engraved frontispiece and seventy-five engraved plates by various engravers, all with careful contemporary hand-colour. One or two small wormholes in the lower inner corner of the first 50pp (almost imperceptibly going through some of the images) and in the fore-margin of the last few leaves. Otherwise a lovely, fresh copy. Bound in 1765 (see below) in mottled calf, comb-marbled endleaves (rebacked, original spine label preserved, the other panels tooled in gilt to style; inside joints strengthened with cloth; corners worn; the surface of the leather affected by the mottling acid and a little scuffed).
The frontispiece designed by Samuel Wale and engraved by H. Roberts depicting "The Genius of Health receiving the tributes of Europe Asia Africa and America and delivering them to the British Reader" has been carefully hand-coloured (though with some oxidisation on the faces) and the name of artist ("S. Wale delin.") carefully scratched-out and that of the colourist "St George Molesworth pinxit" added by hand. The Rev. St George Molesworth (1731-1796), grandson of the 1st Viscount Molesworth, was the absentee vicar of Northfleet, Kent (presented Feb. 1763) and d. at Hamburg.The vignette on the title designed by Wale and engraved by Charles Grignion depicting "Aesculapius and Flora gathering from the Lap of Nature, Health and Pleasure" has also been carefully hand-coloured and there is a tiny ink cypher "[?E]B pinxt." opf the colourist added beneath. Neat manuscript ink note on the title beneath the imprint "Finished and bound in ye year MDCCLXV" [the date cut from the imprint of a book]. The engraved coat-of-arms of the dedicatee, the Earl of Northumberland, has also been hand-coloured.
London: for T. Osborne and J. Shipton; J. Hodges; J. Newbery; B. Collins; and H. Crowder and H. Woodgate,
HORNYOLD, John (1744)
The Decalogue Explain'd, in thirty-two discourses on the Ten CommandmentsEnquire
, in Thirty-Two Discourses on the Ten Commandments. By J------ H-----, C. A-D. S.
First Edition. 8vo. [Text: 190 x 113 mm]. [viii], 406 [2 (advertisements)] pp. Lightly browned throughout, occasional minor stains. Contemporary mottled calf (surface of the leather damaged by the mottling fluid; upper joint cracked but firm).
London: for the Author, and Sold by F. Needham, 1744.
LYSONS Daniel (1795-1800)
The Environs of London:Enquire
Being an Historical Account of the Towns, Villages, and Hamlets, within Twelve Miles of that Capital; Interspersed with Biographical Anecdotes.Hand-coloured vignette on the title-page of each volume, and 80 plates, 60 of them coloured, including 2 folding family tables. 1264 coats-of-arms and crests drawn in pencil and hand-coloured in gouache heightened in gold and silver by Eliza Gulston (signed by her, within a hand-painted roccocco cartouche on the verso of the Dedication leaf). Second Edition of Vol. 1, First Edition of Vols. 2-5. 5 volumes. 4to. Large Paper Copies. Bound in contemporary russia with H. Walther's ticket in vol. 1, the covers with triple gilt fillet borders, the spines with five double bands, and simple gilt tooling (vol. 5 bound to match vols. 1-4, probably by another binder; a little light wear particularly to the headcaps). London: for T. Cadell, Jun. and W. Davies,
Ramsay Allan (1788)
The Gentle ShepherdEnquire
a Pastoral Comedy.Aquatint frontispiece portrait and twelve plates by David Allan, eighteen engraved plates of music (on recto and verso of nine leaves). 4to. [iv], x, [ii], 111, , 17 pp. Contemporary marbled boards (rebacked). Glasgow: by A. Foulis,
Fontenelle Bernard Le Bovyer (1688)
The History of OraclesEnquire
and the Cheats of the Pagan Priests. In Two Parts. Made English [by Aphra Behn].
First Edition in English. 8vo. [Text: 170 x 107 mm]. , 227, pp. Contemporary plain sheep, covers ruled in blind; plain endleaves; red edges (joints and spine rubbed, a two-inch long narrow worm-trail chewed through the leather and exposing the pasteboard on the back cover, edges rubbed).
London: in the Year,
HEYLYN Peter (1631)
The History of that most famous Saynt and Souldier of Christ Iesus; St. George of CappadociaEnquire
Asserted from the Fictions of the middle ages of the Church and opposition of the present. The Institution of the most Noble Order of St. George, named the Garter. A Catalogue of all the Knights thereof untill this present.First Edition. 4to in 8s. , 351pp. Engraved title-page by William Marshall incorporating portraits of Edward III and Charles I and St George militant and triumphant (shaved along lower edge). Contemporary limp vellum (detached at upper inner joint, lacking ties).London: [by B. A[lsop]. and T. F[awcett].] for Henry Seyle,
VARILLAS Antoine (1687)
The History of William de CroyEnquire
Surnamed the Wise, Governor to the Emperour Charles V. Being a Pattern for the Education of Princes. Containing the Memorable Transactions that happened during his Administration in most of the Courts of Christendom, from the Year 1506. to the Year 1521. In Six Books. Written in French by Mr. Varillas, Histiographer of France: And now made English. First Edition in English. 8vo., (175mm x 107 mm) spine and corners worn, rubbing to joints and edges. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco label with gilt decoration, four raised bands on spine (pages clean and crisp). London : printed for George Wells, and Abel Swalle, at the Sun, and at the Unicorn, in S. Paul's Church-Yard,1687.
The Holy Bible Containing the Old and New Testaments. [- The Whole Book of Psalms]Enquire
2 vols. 24mo. Engraved title signed "WV" at the foot. 18th Century binding, circa 1740 and probably Scottish, of black morocco, covers with a gilt border, gilt spines, gilt edges.
London: for John Field, Printer to the Parliament,
The Lady's and Gentleman's Botanical Pocket Book; adapted to Withering's arrangement of British Plants. Intended to facilitate and promote the study of indigenous botany.Enquire
Only Edition. 12mo x, , 186,  pp., with the engraved title-page, letterpress half-title, dedication leaf, advertisement leaf and two engraved plates (one colored). Title and half-title a little foxed (as usual), leaf A4 slightly shorter at the fore-margin (but with no missing text), manuscript notes throughout (see below), a few occasional uncut edges and some minor staining in places. Contemporary tree calf, covers with a single gilt filet border, smooth spine ruled and tooled in gilt, red morocco spine label (joints a little worn, corners and edges a little rubbed and bumped).
[London:] printed by J. Crowder, Warwick Square, 
Owen John (1677)
The Latine Epigrams of John OwenEnquire
Late One of the Fellows of New Colledge in Oxford. Rendred into English by Thomas Harvey, Gent. Once a Commoner in the Colledge at Winchester; Both Colledges being Founded and Indowed by William Wickham, heretofore Bishop of Winton, in Anno Dom. 1389. Anno 12o. Richardi secundi Regis Anglia.First Edition in English. 8vo. , 180, 187, 192-208, pp. Early 19th.-century straight-grained green morocco (slightly rubbed).London: by Robert White, for Nevil Simons, and for Thomas Sawbridge,
CUMMINS, Edward (1808)
The Miscellaneous Poetic Works of E. Cummins, (better known by the name of) the Young Hibernian; dedicated by Permission to his Grace John Duke of Bedford, Later Lord Lieutenant of IrelandEnquire
Only Edition. 12mo (162 x 105mm)., with the frontispiece and the four engraved portrait plates. Some off-setting from the frontispiece onto the title-page, a few very minor spots. Contemporary red morocco, covers with a gilt-tooled border, spine tooled and lettered in gilt, marbled endleaves, gilt edges (rebacked carefully preserving the old spine, covers a little scruffed, some rubbing in places).
Dublin: printed for the Author, by John Barlow,
POSTLETHWAYT Malachy (1746)
The National and private advantages of the African trade considered: being an enquiry, how far it concerns the trading interest of Great Britain. Effectually to support and maintain the forts and settlements in Africa; belonging to the Royal African Company of EnglandEnquire
First edition. With a large (395 by 460mm) "New and correct map of the coast of Africa" dated 1746 (small tear, smaller than one inch, to the inner folded margin). 4to. A few blank corners folded over and a little bit dusty and browned in spots but otherwise a very good copy with generous margins, recently bound in calf and marbled boards, antique style. , 128pp. London, printed for John and Paul Knapton,
DODSLEY Robert (1751)
The Oeconomy of Human LifeEnquire
Translated from an Indian Manuscript written by an Ancient Bramin. To which is prefixed, an Account of the Manner in which the said Manuscrtipt was discover'd. In a letter from an English Gentleman, now residing in China to the Earl of ****.Engraved frontispiece.First Edition. 8 vo. xxxii, 111 pp. Many edges uncut. Contemporary half-calf.London: For M. Cooper,
SEGNERI Paolo (1703)
The Penitent instructedEnquire
Written in Italian by the R.F. Paul Segneri, of the Society of Jesus. Done into English. First Edition in English. 8vo., (170 x 110 mm)  190 pp. Title page repaired where signature has been removed, heavy foxing throughout, margins thumbed, pencil markings in margins throughout, title page repaired where signature has been removed, paper aged and stained. Contemporary black morocco, covers with a double gilt panel with fleurons at the corners and centre of each side as well as in the central panel, gilt spine with six panels, marbled endpapers (corners worn, spine faded, gilt on covers somewhat faded, small hole in leather of rear cover). London: [n.p.], 1703
Rogers Samuel (1802)
The Pleasures of memory, with other poems. By Samuel Rogers, Esq. A new editionEnquire
8vo., 187 pp. Old signature erased from the title-page, fore-edges of the first few leaves browned and with a number of neat annotations on pp 84-5, otherwise a decent copy in handsome red morocco with a single gilt fillet and gilt edges (headcaps a little rubbed and corners slightly bumped).
London: Thomas Bensley [...] for T. Cadell, Jun. And W. Davies [...],
Wither, George (1632)
The Psalmes of DavidEnquire
translated into lyrick-verse, according to the scope, of the original, and illustrated, with a short argument, and a breife prayer, or meditation; before, & after, every Psalme.Title within a type-ornament border. First Edition. 16mo in 8s. , 299, pp. Bound circa 1830 in diced maroon morocco by C. Murton, marbled endpapers, gilt edges (extremities slightly rubbed).[?Amsterdam:] Imprinted in the Netherlands by Cornelis Gerrits van Breughel,
FLETCHER Phineas (1633)
The Purple Island, or the Isle of Man:Enquire
together with Piscatory Eclogs and other Poeticall Miscellanies. By P. F.First Edition. Small 4to. , 130pp. Early 20th. century blue morocco by Birdsall of Northampton, covers with a gilt panel, gilt spine, g.e. (slight rubbing to the extremities).London: by the Printers to the Universitie of Cambridge,
CLARK, Peter (1758)
The Scripture-Doctrine of Original Sin, stated and defended. In a Summer-Morning's Conversation, between a minister and a neighbour. Containing remarks on a late anonymous pamphlet intitled, "A Winter-Evening's Conversation, upon the Doctrine of Original SinEnquire
between a Minister and three of his Neighbours, accidentally met," &c. Whith an appendix, in reply to a supplement in the New Haven edition of that pamphlet.8vo., , 132, 24 pp. Title-page lightly soiled and wormed near foot; first few leaves with light worming near foot; B1 waterstained, frayed along edges with small piece torn from blank corner; B1 and B4 loosely inserted; last gathering loose; light foxing and soiling throughout. Contemporary American leather, the covers ruled in blind with a two-line border, panel and central saltire cross; the boards composed of canvas packed between sheets of printed waste and sewn on leather thongs. Stitching still largely intact. Front and rear endleaves from a December 5, 1772 issue of the Providence Gazette, rear pastedown has the title-page from the newspaper with a woodcut of the royal arms centred on the page.(corners and edges lightly chipped, rear joint lightly cracked, covers lightly rubbed, minor slice to front cover, head and foot of spine chipped with minor loss).Boston: Printed and Sold by S. Kneeland,
RERESBY Sir John (1813)
The Travels and Memoirs of Sir John Reresby, BartEnquire
The former (now first published) exhibiting a view of the Governments and Society in the principal States and Courts of Europe, during the time of Cromwell's usurpation; the latter containing Anecdotes, and Secret History, of the Courts of Charles II. and James II. Illustrated with forty portraits, and views of the most remarkable persons and places mentioned.43 engraved plates and portraits, including 5 hand-coloured views, 6 of the portraits with hand-colouring or heightening.8vo. Large Paper copy.Fine copy in contemporary red straight-grained morocco, the covers with a gilt anthemion and palmette roll border, in the centre the gilt arms block of the Hon. R. Fitz-Gibbon, spine elaborately tooled in gilt with small tools, dark-blue watered-silk doublures, gilt edges (spine slightly faded, minor recolouring to the joints).London: for Edward Jeffery, [etc.], by B. McMillan,
STERNE, Lawrence (1783)
10 volumes, 8vo. xx, , 296; , 307; , 288; , 264; , 242; , 284; , 276; , 280; xx, 208; viii, 198 pp. Contemporary calf, spines tooled in gilt, red and black leather labels (some joints partially split, corners and headcaps rubbed). A good set.London: for W. Strahan, J. Rivington and Sons, J. Dodsley, G. Kearsley, T. Lowndes, G. Robinson, T. Caell, J. Murray, T. Becket, R. Baldwin, and T. Evans,
POPE Alexander (1788)
The Works of Alexander Pope, Esq. In Six Volumes Complete. With his last Corrections, Additions, and Improvements; together with all his Notes, as they were delivered to the Editor a little before his Death. Printed verbatim from the Octavo Edition of Mr. WarburtonEnquire
6 Vols. 12mo. Engraved frontispiece, engraved plates to Windsor-Forest, Rape of the Lock, Eloisa to Abelard, January and May, Wife of Bath, Essay on Man (x 4), Moral Essays (x 5), First Epistle of the Second Book of Horace, Dunciad (x 5). Rather browned throughout, some off-setting from the plates, a few spots in places.
Contemporary tree calf by C. Kalthoeber (with his orange ticket in Vol. 1), smooth spines tooled in gilt and with red and green morocco labels, spot-marbled endpapers, yellow edges (corners worn, joints slightly rubbed, foot of spine of Vol. 3 damaged).
London for C. Bathurst, [etc.],
IRVING Henry.; HALLIWELL, later HALLIWELL-PHILLIPPS James Orchard; SHAKESPEARE William (1865)
The Works of William ShakespeareEnquire
The text formed from a new collation of the early editions ... by J[ames] O[rchard] Halliwell [later Halliwell-Phillipps]; the illustrations and wood engravings by Frederick William Fairholt. Sixteen volumes, tall thick folio, original half morocco, rubbed at extremities but very sound. London, Printed for the Editor by J. E. Adlard, 1853-
THOMSON James (1762)
The Works. With his last Corrections and ImprovementsEnquire
To which is prefixed an Account of his Life and Writings.Engraved portraits by Basire after Aikman (age 25) and after Paton (age 46), four engraved plates by Tardieu after William Kent to "The Seasons", engraved plate of Newton's monument designed by Kent, engraved plate of Britannia by Van Neist after S. Wale, engraved plate of Britannia and Liberty designed and engraved by Van Neist, engraved plate to "The Castle of Indolence" by Van Neist after Wale, engraved plate to "Agamemnon" by Van Neist after Wale, engraved plates to "Alfred", "Edward and Eleonora", "Tancred and Sigismunda" and "Coriolanus" designed and engraved by J. Miller.2 vols. 4to. [Binding: 303 x 230 mm]. , xxiii, , 468; [iv], , 524 pp. Contemporary diced russia, the covers with an arcading foliate scroll border, spines divided into six panels by single raised bands, the second panels lettered in gilt on red goatskin labels, the fourth numbered in gilt on black goatskin labels within a scalloped border, the third fifth and sixth panels filled with gilt lattice work and dots, in the first panel a green goatskin label with the Conolly crest in gilt and scroll corner pieces, dated at the foot on a black goatskin strip, marbled endleaves, marbled edges (joints rubbed, short crack at the foot of the front joint of vol. 1, head and tailcap of vol. 1 broken, date strip on vol.2 missing).London: for A. Millar,
EXECUTION BROADSIDE (1868)
Trial, Sentence, and Execution of Michael BarrettEnquire
Broadside. Original sheet, trimmed and laid down on recent archival paper. Small areas of loss to extremities, with no loss of text, top right hand corner a faded red pencil marking of '24'. Poorly printed effecting legibility somewhat. With some creasing, and a large hole in the middle of the illustration of the execution scene. With woodcut border and illustration. Whitechapel, Smith Printer, May 26th
ASHMORE William (1793)
[Twenty-Four Picturesque Scenes, chiefly in the Highlands of Scotland]Enquire
Oblong Folio (230 x 290mm)., 24 leaves of hand-coloured engraved plates by Francis Jukes from original drawings by William Ashmore. Contemporary calf backed marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt (a little rubbed at the edges, some slight scuffing to the head of the spine).
Perth: R. Morison & Son, Dec^r^,
VAUX Calvert (1857)
Villas and Cottages. A series of designsEnquire
large 8vo (242 x 150mm.) , xii,  - 318, wood engraved frontispiece, plates and and illustraitons, with at end a chromo-lithographed plate (slightly foxed) 'Specimens of encaustic tiles for sale by Miller & Coates, 279 Pearl Street, NY', original cloth binding by Bone and Son, Fleet Street, London, spine lettered in gilt, 12-pageSampson and Low catalogue bound in at end
New York: Harper & Brothers; London: Sampson Low, Son, and Co.,
LA FAYETTE Marie-Madeleine Pioche de La Vergne, Madame de (1690)
Zayde. A Spanish History, or, Romance· Originally Written in French. By Monsieur Segray. Done into English by P. Porter, Esq;. The First Part. [- The Second Part.]Enquire
"Second Edition Corrected". 8vo. , 136, 129-271, [1 (advertisement)] pp. Text lightly browned. Contemporary red morocco by "Queens' Binder A" (probably William Nott), the covers elaborately tooled in gilt with a design of four irregular compartments of open strapwork emanating from a central quadrilobe, formed by two-line gouges, the compartments filled with massed gilt volutes, scrolls, small flower-heads, dots and sequins; spine with six panels, the second and fifth panels with a central strapwork knot and small scroll tools in the corners, the others with strapwork 'V' with small tools in the spaces; comb-marbled endleaves; gilt edges (neat reapir to the head and tail of the spine, joints slightly rubbed at the spine-bands, corners a little bumped and slightly worn).
London: for Francis Saunders,