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01. [John Barclay]. Johannis Barclaii Argenis. Figuris Aenis adillustrata, suffixo Clave, hoc est, Nominum Propriorum Explicatione, atque Indice Locupletissimo. [Nuremberg: John Andrews and Wolfgang Endt], 1673. First (or early) Nuremberg edition. Twelvemo (5.25 x 3 inches; 135 x 75 mm.). [24], 708, [35 explicatio and index], [1, blank] pages; signature collation: )(12 (±)(1) A-Q12 R12 (±R12) S-Hh12. Engraved title-page and 35 additional engraved plates inserted throughout, four of which (including the title-page) seemingly supplied, with brighter and crisper paper stock, and tipped in, sometimes a little crudely (with one additional duplicate for a total of 37 plates); woodcut tailpieces at the end of each book and letterpress ornaments after each chapter. Contemporary sprinkled calf, spine in five compartments with four raised bands, lacking the spine label in the second compartment, other compartments elaborately stamped in gilt; all edges of the text block sprinkled red; marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Large chip to the top of the spine (nearly the entire first compartment); rear joint partially split, front joint hanging on by a single cord; boards with a few minor scuffs; corners worn with the boards exposed, including a chip to the bottom corner of the front board. Text block tanned (still supple) with regular foxing, some occasional wear throughout the text block; corners creased and worn; text barely shaved in the T and U gatherings on the fore-edge; two stamps affixed to the verso of the engraved title-page. Title-leaf a cancel on different (but contemporary) paper stock; R gathering seemingly supplied from another copy of the same edition with consistent wear to the upper corner, not present in adjacent gatherings, and lacking the red sprinkling on the fore-edge (sprinkled red on the top and bottom edges though), gathering also slightly sprung, so it could just be wear misinterpreted. Good overall. Text in Latin. "The work was published first at Paris in 1621, attained great popularity, & was translated into English" (Robert Bowes, A Catalogue of Books Printed at or Relating to the University Town & County of Cambridge... Cambridge: 1894, p. 50, accessed online). There was another Endt edition edition (issue?), possibly the same year, with an undated title-page, but the pagination is the same. NCBEL Volume 1, p. 2301 (latest edition in Latin from 1659 (Leyden)). (#10315).

$200.00

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02. James Beattie. The Minstrel. Or, The Progress of Genius and Other Poems. London: John Sharpe, 1816. First John Sharpe edition, originally published in two parts in 1771 and 1774. Twelvemo (6.375 x 3.75 inches; 160 x 95 mm.). [2, title-leaf (verso blank)], [5]-16 (critical observations), 176, [2, blank] pages; lacking the half-title leaf. Engraved title-page and 5 additional plates, from the designs of Richard Westfall, inserted throughout. Contemporary red straight-grain goatskin, boards tooled and triple-ruled in gilt and tooled in blind with blind-stamped floral corner pieces; spine in six compartments, the second lettered in gilt, others stamped in gilt and blind, with five raised bands; board edges tooled in gilt around the corners, turn-ins ruled in gilt; all edges of the text block gilt; dark gray endpapers, flyleaves; silk marker. Covers with a few minor scuffs and mild soil spots; board edges, particularly the spine ends, and the front joint lightly worn; backstrip faintly dulled; corners bumped and worn. Front free endpaper detached but present, plates and adjacent leaves foxed, but the text is still otherwise bright. Very good. (#10316).

$50.00

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03. William Beloe. Sexagenarian. Or, The Recollections of a Literary Life. London: F. C. and J. Rivington, 1817. First edition, issue lacking the postscript. Two volumes. Octavo (8.5 x 5 inches; 215 x 130 mm.). viii, 436; [2, title-leaf (verso blank)], 380 pages. Contemporary polished calf; boards double-ruled in gilt, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, two gilt-lettered labels, other compartments stamped in gilt, board edges tooled in gilt; all edges of the text block sprinkled brown; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Covers lightly scuffed with some trivial soiling; board edges and joints worn, joints just starting at the edges; corners bumped. Page edges with a touch of wear; front free endpaper of the first volume nearly detached; endpapers lightly foxed; front endpapers with bookseller tickets, a previous ownership signature in ink and several pencil notations; some light marginal foxing throughout and intermittent tanning in the text but generally quite bright. Very good. Armorial bookplate of John Bolton in the first volume; occasional brief manuscript notes throughout and a contemporary manuscript key laid into the front of each volume. From the library of William B. Todd with his bibliographical notes laid in. Lowndes Volume I, p. 152 ("These volumes for presumption, misstatement, and malignity, have rarely been exceeded, or even equalled"); NCBEL Volume III, p. 1637. (#10317).

$200.00

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04. Joseph Burroughs. A View of Popery taken form the Creed of Pope Pius the IV. Containing an Answer to the most material things in the Profession of Catholic Faith, &c... London: J. Noon, R. Ford, and J. Gray, 1737. Second edition, corrected. Small quarto (7.625 x 5 inches; 195 x 127 mm.). 159, [1, table of contents] pages; errata, appendix and table of contents all present. Engraved plate, in-text woodcut black letter in the appendix, head- and tailpieces. Disbound, contemporary cords, in want of backstrip and boards; all edges of the text block sprinkled red. Spine slightly leaning. Top edge of the text lightly darkened; first and last leaves a little soiled, but, in general, a bright, clean text; stab holes visible throughout the gutter margin. A near fine text block. Burroughs was an English Baptist minister. ETSC T138342. (#10318).

$75.00

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05. Thomas Campbell. Gertrude of Wyoming. A Pennsylvanian Tale. And Other Poems. London: Published for the Author by Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1809. First edition. Quarto (10.25 x 8.375 inches; 260 x 210 mm.). [2, title-leaf (verso blank)], [2, dedication (verso blank)], 134 pages; errata slip tipped in. Slightly later blue watered silk; spine ruled and stamped in gilt, boards tooled in gilt with gilt-stamped floral corner pieces, front board lettered in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; pale yellow coated endpapers. Spine very slightly askew; backstrip slightly dulled; spine ends and corners worn; corners bumped; boards lightly rubbed; thin, short strips of adhesive residue toward the bottom of the rear board. Text lightly foxed throughout; endpapers very lightly soiled. Very good. A romantic take on the the Battle of Wyoming. Sabin 10268; NCBEL Volume III, p. 262. (#10319).

$100.00

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06. [Caroline of Brunswick]. Royal Investigation. Or, Authentic Documents Containing the Acquittal of H. R. H. the P--ss of W--s. London: J. F. Hughes, 1807. First edition. Twelvemo (6.875 x 4.125 inches; 175 x 105 mm.). x, [2, motto (verso blank)], 189, [1, ad] pages. Contemporary black half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards; spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered label; all edges of the text block sprinkled brown; plain endpapers. Boards rubbed; spine ends, joints and edges somewhat worn; front joint just starting at the top edge; corners bumped. Front hinge cracked but holding; top edge of the text block darkened; text foxed, mostly in the margins except in the first and last gatherings which are more heavily foxed. Very good. A defense against rumors surrounding Caroline's conduct following the "Delicate Investigation," not to be confused with "The Book" on the same subject, published and subsequently suppressed the same year (republished in 1813). (#10320).

$225.00

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07. [Robert Dodsley]. The Oeconomy of Human Life. Translated from an Indian Manuscript, written by an ancient Bramin... London: M. Cooper, 1751 [really November 1750]. First edition, variant with corrected catchword on leaf A2 (page iii), "now." Octavo (6.375 x 3.75 inches; 163 x 95 mm.). xxxii, 111, [1, blank] pages. Engraved frontispiece, extra illustrated with twelve portraits of saints and three additional engraved plates, all affixed to blank pages in the text. Contemporary calf, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, second compartment ruled and lettered in gilt; boards ruled in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed with old manuscript writing on the top and bottom edge; plain endpapers. Rear board detached but present, front joint a little worn but holding firm; corners worn and bumped; boards gently rubbed; spine ends worn; backstrip slightly crazed. Text somewhat soiled throughout; page edges slightly cockled with some spotty discoloration; endpapers worn, discolored and with several notes in pencil; old manuscript book label affixed to the front pastedown, another old label removed with some adhesive residue. Good.

"The Oeconomy of Human Life purports to be an English translation of an ancient Indian text found by a Chinese scholar in Lhasa. Almost certainly written by Robert Dodsley (1704–1764), the book became an eighteenth-century bestseller." (John Bray, The Oeconomy of Human Life: An ‘Ancient Bramin’ In Eighteenth-Century Tibet (Abstract). Journal of the Royal Asiatic Society, 19(4), 439-458). ESTC T82493 ("In fact by Robert Dodsley, but sometimes attributed to P. D. Stanhope, Earl of Chesterfield. Published November 1750 (Gulick)"); NCBEL Volume II, p. 788. (#10321). 

$200.00

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08. Charles Gavard. Galeries historiques de Versailles. Collection de gravures... Paris: Chez l'editeur, 1838. First edition. Octavo (9 x 5.375 inches; 225 x 135 mm.). [4], 173, [1, blank], [4] pages. Frontispiece and 120 engraved plates inserted throughout. Contemporary black half-goatskin over boards covered in the same, spine in five blind-ruled compartments with four raised bands; all edges of the text block trimmed; marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Joints a little worn; boards with a few minor scuffs and blemishes; corners bumped and worn, with a few abrasions to the bottom of the rear board. Half-title and title-page foxed, some foxing throughout the text and then some trivial foxing the margins of the plates; minimal wear to the page edges, including a couple nicks and creases. Near fine. (#10346). 

$125.00

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09. Buonaventura Genelli. Aus dem Leben eines Künstlers. Leipzig: Alphons Dürr, 1868. First edition. Elephant folio (22 x 30 inches; 560 x 765 mm.). 24 prints, tissue-guards (a couple missing) with an additional letterpress title-leaf (same size) and a small bifolium with plate listing and introduction by Dr. Max Jordan. Unbound and laid into the publisher's portfolio; dark reddish brown cloth with letterpress brown paper label on the front board, rear board half-cloth; plain pastedowns; linen-lined flaps (one missing, one detached). Some prints lightly foxed or with faint marginal tidemarks (worst of it on the title-leaf); one short edge (right side of landscape images) slightly brittle with a few short closed tears; edges very slightly cockled. Bifolium creased in the margins with some minor dampstaining. Portfolio tattered, both short flaps (top and bottom edges) detached with one missing, fore-edge flap barely handing on; paper label scuffed and scratched with minimal paper loss on the edges; cloth worn at the edges, with boards partially exposed; joints cracked. Bright, very good prints in a fair portfolio. An impressive neoclassical work. Republished in a smaller format in 1922 by Propyläen. Found the following WorldCat listings, under 4 different OCLC numbers: Harvard and the NYPL, three in Germany and a sixth copy in Strasbourg. 1922 edition abundant. Shipped at cost. (#10066). 

$300.00

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10. James Grahame, John Logan and William Falconer. The Poems of... With Lives of the Authors and a Portrait of Grahame. Edinburgh: John Anderson, 1823. First edition. Twelvemo (5 x 3 inches; 127 x 75 mm.). iv, 332 pages. Engraved frontispiece portrait of James Grahame. Contemporary black half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine askew; front joint cracked, rear joint starting; front board bowed; boards rubbed with an interior tear to the marbled paper of the rear board; board edges worn; corners bumped and worn. Endpapers tanned and wrinkled with some spotty discoloration (mildew?), text block lightly tanned but still supple. Good. (#10323). 

$75.00

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11. Judge [David] Jenkins. Jenkinsius Redivivus. Or the Works of that Grave, Leaned, Truly-Loyal, and Courageous Judge Jenkins... London: Jo. Hindmarsh, 1681. First edition. Twelvemo (5.75 x 3.375 inches; 145 x 85 mm.). [2, title-leaf (verso blank)], [5, dedication], [1, blank], [24, The Table], [2, advertisement], 213, [3, blank] pages. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary calf, boards ruled in blind; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Boards detached; backstrip partially perished, large chips at the spine ends; boards worn; corners rounded; no free endpapers. Frontispiece browned with chipping in the margins, large tear in the gutter margin; title-leaf brown, rest of the text somewhat tanned with occasional foxing and soiling. Good. Reprints of The Cordial starting on page [105] and Judge Jenkins's Plea on page 181, both with a new title-page. From the library of William Hone with his signature on the title-page. ESTC R13419 (this continuously paginated from page 81); Wing J-592. (#10324). 

$200.00

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12. Samuel Johnson. Irene. A Tragedy. As it is Acted at the Theatre Royal in Drury-Lane. London: J. Dodsley, 1781. A new edition (the third English, following editions published in 1749 and 1754 by James Dodsley's brother's, the better known Robert Dodsley). Octavo (8.125 x 5.125 inches; 205 x 130 mm.). [3-4, title leaf (verso blank)], 5-94 pages (lacking half-title and ads). Disbound, contemporary cords, lacking boards and backstrip, with mid-twentieth century plain light greenish-brown oversized wrappers with sticker label affixed the the front; all edges of the text block trimmed; rear free endpaper. Spine leaning; wrappers worn with a few minor tears; small interior hole on the front wrapper. Text foxed in the margins; occasional trivial wear to the page edges; a couple soft creases to the upper corners; previous ownership signature on the title page crossed out, still dated 1796; short closed tear in the gutter margin of the final leaf. Text very good. Samuel Johnson's only play. Courtney and Smith, pp. 24-25; ESTC T68212; NCBEL Volume II, p. 1129; Rothschild Library 1231-1232 (first and second editions only). (#10325). 

$100.00

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13. J[ames] Lackington. The Confessions of J. Lackington, Late Bookseller... In a Series of Letters to a Friend... London: Richard Edwards, 1804. Second edition. Twelvemo (6.75 x 4.125 inches; 170 x 105 mm.). [2, title-leaf (verso blank)], [v]-viii, 212, [4, index] pages, presumably lacking the half-title. Contemporary half-calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine lettered and ruled in gilt; all edges of the the text block trimmed; brown endpapers, double flyleaves. Front board detached but present; backstrip mostly eroded and pulling away form the spine; boards rubbed, edges quite worn. Margins very faintly tanned; some light foxing; a couple manuscript brackets in the text; some trivial wear to the page edges. A very good text in a broken binding. Published the same year as the first edition. "In 1804 were published his 'Confessions' to make amends for having 'publicly ridiculed a very large and respectable body of Christians.' The book is much less interesting than his previous volume; some prurient and entirely irrelevant remarks about girls' boarding schools are appended" (DNB, pp. 370-371). (#10326). 

$100.00

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14. [Jacques] Lacombe. Abrégé chronologique de l'histoire du nord. Ou des etates de Dannemarc, de Russe, de Suede, de Pologne, de Prusse, de Courlande, & c, &c. Paris: Jean-Thomas Herissant, 1762. First edition. Two volumes. Octavo (6.5 x 4 inches; 165 x 100 mm.). viii, 656, [2], [1, errata], [1, ads]; [iv], 730, [1, errata], [1, blank] pages. Ornamental head- and tailpieces. Contemporary mottled calf; spines in six compartments with five raised bands; boards triple-ruled in gilt, board edges ruled in gilt; all edges of the text block marbled; marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Boards rubbed with a few peripheral scuffs; joints partially split at ends but still holding firm; corners tapped and worn; narrow loss to the spine ends; raised bands rubbed. A few gatherings slightly more tan than others; some corners creased throughout. A near fine text in very good bindings. Chronological history of Denmark, Russia (first volume), Sweden and Poland (second volume) with numerous charts. (#10327). 

$200.00

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15. [George Lyttleton]. Considerations Upon the present State of our Affairs at Home and Abroad. In a Letter to a Member of Parliament from a Friend in the Country. London: T. Cooper, 1739. First edition (?). Small quarto (8.5 x 5.375 inches; 215 x 135 mm.). [2, title-leaf (verso blank)], 16, 15-65, [2, Postscript], [1, blank] pages; erratum at the end of the postscript, correcting the date in on page 30, line 10. Original side-stitched binding, without wrappers; text completely untrimmed. Binding thread split but still holding together; page edges curled with some wear and creased corners; first and last few leaves dust-soiled. Very good. We are unclear if this is a first edition or a variant of the second edition; ESTC T79407 and OCLC number 22354938 was published the same year but with only 39 pages; this closely matches the second edition's pagination after corrections. ESTC T31569; Kress 4443; Sabin 42889; NCBEL Volume II, p. 556. (#10328). 

$100.00

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16. [George Lyttleton]. Dialogues of the Dead. London: W. Sandby, 1760. First edition, corrected issue with leaves C1 and C4-C6 being cancels with the correct pagination; press figure 2 on page 50; headpiece on page iii with a globe in the center. Octavo (7.875 x 4.625 inches; 200 x 115 mm.). xii, 320 pages. Decorative head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered red leather label, compartments stamped in gilt, gilt-tooled board edges; all edges of the text block speckled red; plain endpapers. Front board detached but present (narrow sheen from an old glue repair), rear board hanging by the cords; boards very slightly bowed with some minor scuffs to the boards and light wear to the edges; corners bumped and worn; backstrip a little worn. Top of the text block slightly dusty; edges of the endpapers and the first and last few leaves browned (discolored from the leather binding); scant, faint foxing; a few leaves with some very soft diagonal creasing to the upper corner. Bookplate from The Earl of Chichester (maybe Jocelyn Pelham) on the front pastedown. A nice text block in a good binding. Numbers 26-28 by Elizabeth Montagu. One of three editions published in 1760. ESTC T78375; NCBEL Volume II, p. 556; Rothschild 1340 (4th edition). (#10329). 

$200.00

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17. [Isaac Maddox]. Isaac Lord Bishop of Worcester. An Epistle to the Right Honourable the Lord-Mayor... of the City of London... Containing The most Material Extracts from the Sermon, &c, concerning the pernicious and excessive Use of Spirituous Liquors. London: H. Woodfall, 1751. Third edition, with additions. Octavo (7.625 x 4.875 inches; 195 x 125 mm.). [2], 31, [30]-49, [1, blank] pages. Disbound, contemporary cords (defective), lacking boards and backstrip. Text block nearly split, holding by just a couple cords; title-leaf nearly detached with a few rough tears in the gutter margin, upper fore-edge corner torn, barely shaving the E in Epistle, lightly soiled with a couple soft horizontal creases; last page lightly soiled. Good. An argument against alcohol abuse. ESTC N1481 ("A large part of this is from Maddox’s ’The expediency of preventive wisdom’, London, [1750]"). (#10330). 

$40.00

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18. Robert Montgomery. Satan. A Poem. London: Samuel Maunder, 1830. First edition. Octavo (7.25 x 4.5 inches; 185 x 115 mm.). [3-4, title-leaf], 391, [1, imprint] pages (note: bound without A1, the half-title leaf); errata inserted after the title-leaf. Contemporary half polished calf over marbled paper-covered boards, spine in six compartments, one compartment lettered in gilt, others gilt-stamped, boards tooled in blind; all edges of the text block sprinkled read; plain endpapers, flyleaves.  Front joint cracked, still hanging by the cords; spine ends worn with a short tear to the leather near the crown and another in the second compartment; rear joint and edges worn; corners softly bumped; boards a little rubbed. Top edge of the text block a little dusty with a narrow tidemark to the last couple gatherings (occasionally visible in page margins); some faint discoloration to the corners of the endpapers, offsetting from the binding; some trivial fox marks throughout the text. Very good. NCBEL, Volume III, p. 540. (#10347). 

$75.00

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19. [Thomas Moore]. Tom Crib's Memorial to Congress. With a Preface, Notes, and Appendix. By One of the Fancy. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1819. First edition. Small octavo (6.25 x 3.75 inches; 158 x 95 mm.). [2, title-leaf], [iii]-xxxi, [1, blank], 88, [2, blank] pages. Contemporary black half sheepskin over marbled paper-covered boards, spine ruled and lettered in gilt, boards ruled in blind; all edges of the text block marbled; plain endpapers. Covers rubbed; joints and edges and little worn; corners bumped and worn; a few tiny splashes and some faint tanning to the front board. Top edge a little dusty; endpapers very faintly discolored, small tear to the bottom edge of the rear free endpaper; corners of a few leaves creased. Very good. A satirical poem form the perspective of Tom Crib, an English boxer. NCBEL Volume III, p. 265. (#10331). 

$165.00

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20. [James Murray]. New Sermons to Asses. By the Author of Sermons to Asses. London: S. Bladon, 1773. First edition. Octavo (6.5 x 4 inches; 165 x 105 mm.). [2, title-leaf], ii, 167, [1, blank] pages. Original grayish brown paper-covered boards, manuscript paper label affixed to the spine; all edges of the text block untrimmed; plain endpapers. Covers worn and rubbed with some dampstains around the perimeter and foxing; front board detached; backstrip partially perished and what's left is detaching from the spine; board edges worn; corners bumped. Page margins soiled and dampstained throughout; text very lightly browned; lacking a front free endpaper. Good. Dedicated to the Petitioners Against the Dissenters Bill. Uncommon with just a dozen WorldCat listings (more than half outside the United States) under four different OCLC numbers; not sold at auction since 1925 (The Private Library of Madame a. Denel, Anderson Galleries). ESTC T11818. (#10333). 

$250.00

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21. [Giovanni Battista Niccolini]. Nabucco. Tragedia in cinque atti. London (likely Florence): 1820. Spurious imprint edition, printed on paper watermarked Fibreno 1818; initially published in 1815. Octavo (8.25 x 5.25 inches; 210 x 135 mm.). 108 pages. Disbound, contemporary cords, lacking boards and backstrip, with slightly later paper wrappers with old manuscript writing (tattered); all edges of the text block untrimmed. Wrappers heavily worn and split along the edges; rear wrapper lacking the bottom third; backstrip mostly perished; spine askew. Page edges a little wrinkled, text foxed; title-leaf (somewhat clumsily) glued to the front wrapper to reinforce the hinge. Good. (#10334).

$50.00

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22. [Zachary Pearce]. The Miracles of Jesus Vindicated. Part I[-IV]. London: J. Roberts, 1729. First edition; first part a variant with the first rule on the title-page shorter than the second and Unfair Author at the end of the second line on page 29. Octavo (7.625 x 5 inches; 195 x 125 mm.). 31, [1, blank]; 36; 35, [1, blank]; 39, [1, blank] pages. Engraved head- and tailpieces. Disbound, contemporary cords, in want of boards and a backstrip (text block only); all edge of text block sprinkled red. First and last pages slightly soiled with some light staining to the terminal leaf; page margins very faintly tanned; the fore-edge of a few leaves trimmed a little short (still far from any text). Very good. "Zachary Pearce (1690-1774), from 1756 dean of Westminster and bishop of Rochester. He published The Miracles of Jesus Vindicated in 1729, replying to the writings of Thomas Woolston (1668-1733), who had challenger literalistic (in favour of allegorical) readings of the accounts of Christ's miracles" (James Boswell, London Journal 1762-1763. London: 2015. Penguin Classics ebook). ESTC N5790 (first part). (#10335).

$200.00

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23. Peter Pindar [John Wolcot]. Peter's Pension. A Solemn Epistle to a Sublime Personage. London: G. Kearsley, 1788. Second edition. Folio (10.125 x 8.125 x inches; 260 x 210 mm.). [4], 47, [1, ads] pages. Illustrated plate inserted before page [1] ("an Engraving by and Eminent Artist," title-page). Disbound, contemporary cords, in want of boards and a backstrip (text block only); all edge of text block trimmed. Title-leaf soiled in margins, closed tear (about one inch) to the fore-edge; some occasional browning or foxing to the text, heavy offsetting opposite the engraving. Very good. ESTC T7920; NCBEL Volume II, p. 696. (#10336).

$40.00

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24. Peter Pindar [John Wolcot]. A Poetical, Serious, and Possibly Impertinent Epistle to the Pope. Also, A Pair of Odes to His Holiness, on His Keeping a Disorderly House; with a Pretty Little Ode to Innocence. London: T. Evans, 1793. First edition. Folio (11 x 8.875 inches; 280 x 225 mm.). [2], 41, [1, ads] pages. Original temporary side-stitching, text untrimmed and never bound. Page edges crimped, some wear, light creasing and small closed tears; leaf K2 creased at the bottom fore-edge corner; title-page faintly tanned in the margins, lightly foxed with some mild soiling. Very good. ESTC T134386; NCBEL Volume II, p. 696 (dated 1792, which doesn't match anything in ESTC). (#10337). 

$165.00

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25. Peter Pindar [John Wolcot]. Pindariana. Or Peter's Portfolio... London: J. Walker, 1794. First edition. [Together with:] Out At Last! Or, The Fallen Minister. London: W. and C. Spilsbury, 1801. [and:] Odes to Ins and Outs. London: W. and C. Spilsbury, 1801. [and:] A Poetical Epistle to Benjamin Court Rumford. London: W. and C. Spilsbury, 1801. Four volumes in one. Folio (10.125 x 8.375 inches; 260 x 215 mm.). x, 242; [2], 31, [1, blank]; [2], 55, [1]; [2], 27, [1] pages. Contemporary half calf over gray paper-covered boards, spine ruled and tooled in gilt with a gilt-lettered red morocco label; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Boards detached and heavily worn. Final leaf separated from the text block, still adhered to the rear endpaper and board; contemporary ink notations on each of the title-pages; light soiling and foxing throughout the text. A very good text in a poor binding. ESTC T134383 (Pindariana); NCBEL Volume II, p. 696. (#10338).

$300.00

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26. Bartolomeo Pinelli. Raccolta di cinquanta Costumi li più interessanti. Delle Citta, Terre, e Paesi, in Provincie diverse del Regno di Napoli. Rome: Giovanni Scudellari, 1817. First octavo edition, published in folio in 1814, but with new illustrations (based on a 2011 Bonham's sale). Oblong octavo (6.125 x 8.5 inches; 155 x 215 mm.). Engraved title-page. Fifty numbered engraved plates, signed in engraving and typically dated 1816; extra illustrated with eight additional plates, some from Pinelli's book on Rome. Contemporary half roan over gray-blue moire-covered boards, spine stamped and ruled in gilt, boards ruled in blind; all edges of the text block stained yellow (faded) and sprinkled brown; plain endpapers, flyleaves. Covers worn; spine partially perished (top-third) with tears at the base; boards soiled and with some spotty discoloration; some shallow bubbles beneath the moire on the rear board; corners bumped; front board very gently bowed. Occasional foxing, slightly heavier toward the last few plates; page extremities very faintly tanned (still supple); book binder's ticket on the front pastedown. A very good set of plates in an acceptable binding. "Pinelli's chalk and water-colour drawings are now much esteemed, as he was endowed with a veritable genius for this kind of work, which was exhibited as much in the composition of his drawings as in the truth of his representations of buildings and of national costumes" (Philip Whiteway. "Pinelli" [in:] The Collector. Volume 3. London: 1907. p. 299). The First Proofs of the Universal Catalogue of Books on Art, Vol. II, London: 1870 (ebook), describing the 1814 edition ("Another edition. Obl. 8vo. Rome, 1827"). (#10348).

$400.00

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27. [Walter Scott]. Redgauntlet. A Tale of the Eighteenth Century. By the Author of "Waverley." Edinburgh: Archibald Constable and Co., 1824. First edition. Three volumes. Octavo (7.875 x 4.875 inches; 200 x 125 mm.). [4], 319, [1, blank]; [4], 328; 331, [1, blank], [4, ads] pages. Original blue-gray paper-covered boards with light brown paper spines with printed paper labels; page edges untrimmed; plain endpapers. Covers a little worn; joints starting and partially split; a couple minor cracks to the backstrips; spine ends chipped; boards lightly foxed and faintly discolored; board edges and corners bumped; Dublin bookseller's engraved adhesive label affixed to each front board. Endpapers lightly foxed, with adhesive residue to each front pastedown; page edges worn as expected. Very good. A Waverley novel.

"For many literary critics, Redgauntlet is Scott's greatest novel. By the time it was written he was at the peak of his powers. He had written several novels with a Jacobite theme... using real historical situations as the settings for his own characters. In Redgauntlet, however, he freed himself from history and imagined a third Jacobite Rising." (Magnus Magnusson. Scotland. The Story of a Nation. New York: [2003]. p. 635). Todd-Bowden 178A.a. (#10339). 

$250.00

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28. Richard B. Sheridan. The Rivals. A Comedy, In Five Acts. New York: S. King, 1822. King edition, first published in 1775. Sixteenmo (4.625 x 2.625 inches; 115 x 65 mm.). [4], 110 pages. Contemporary half sheepskin over marbled paper-covered boards, spine ruled in gilt with a red gilt-lettered label; all edges of the text block sprinkled brown; plain endpapers (lacking the front free), flyleaves. Covers rubbed, backstrip and corners quite worn; front joint partially split but holding firm; small chip to the spine label; board edges worn; corners bumped. Front endpaper possibly excised with only the pastedown and flyleaf remaining (possible that there was never a front flyleaf); endpapers and text foxed. Good.

"The 'Rivals' was Sheridan's first play; it was produced at Convent Garden, January 17, 1775. Like the first plays of many another dramatist who has afterward succeeded abundantly, it failed dismally on its first performance, and again on the second, the night after. It was immediately withdrawn; in all probability, it was somewhat rewritten; and of a certainty it was very much shortened" (Brander Matthews, Sheridan's Comedies, Boston: 1885, pp. 64-65). (#10340). 

$50.00

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29. Robert Southey. Wat Tyler. A Dramatic Poem. London: W. Hone, 1817. New edition. [Bound with:] The Poet's Pilgrimage to Waterloo. London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1816. Second edition. Two volumes in one. Octavo (6.125 x 3.875 inches; 155 x 95 mm.). [8], 232; xxiii, [1], 70 pages. Frontispiece and seven engraved plates inserted throughout Poet's Pilgrimage. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt-stamped spine with a red gilt-lettered label, boards tooled in gilt; all edges of the text block sprinkled brown; marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Front board detached; covers worn with most of the backstrip scuffed and a small scab on the front board. Top edge of the text block a little dusty; plates and adjacent leaves, as well as a few others, a little foxed, but the text is generally bright; page edges lightly foxed with a small bruise on the fore-edge; bookplate. A very good text in a good binding. NCBEL Volume III, p. 256.  (#10341). 

$175.00

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30. Henry Stebbing. A Discourse Preparatory to the Religious Observance of the Day of Public Fasting and Humiliation. Appointed by Authority, To be kept On Friday the Sixth of February 1756, On the Occasion of the late Earthquakes Abroad, and particularly at Lisbon. London: E. Owen, 1756. First edition. Octavo (7.625 x 4.875 inches; 195 x 125 mm.). [2]. 30 pages. Disbound, contemporary cords, lacking boards and a backstrip (text block only); all edges of the text block sprinkled red. Spine slightly leaning; first and last leaves reinforced in the gutter to the adjacent leaves; old stab holes visible; first and last pages lightly soiled. Very good. Two subsequent corrected editions by Owen published the same year; also published the same year as a 24-page Dublin edition, published by G. Faulkner. ETSC T1231. (#10342).

$50.00

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31. Torquato Tasso. Aminta. Favola Bocareccia. London [i.e. Leghorn]: Gio. Tom. Masi, 1780. Masi edition. Twelvemo (5.875 x 3.375 inches; 150 x 85 mm.). 261, [3, blank] pages. Engraved title-page and five additional plates, lacking the frontispiece. Contemporary mottled calf, gilt-stamped spine with red leather label lettered in gilt, board edges tooled in gilt; all edges of the text block marbled; marbled endpapers, front flyleaf. Joints cracked but holding; bottom compartment of the spine mostly eroded with a sheen coated on to preserve the remains, still seemingly structurally sound; spine ends and corners worn; bottom corners bumped. Text tanned near the inserted plates, some intermittent foxing throughout; occasional minor over-opening; front hinge cracked with an interior tear to the front free endpaper. Still, very good. Originally published in 1573. Though not marked in any way, from the collection of William B. Todd. ESTC T133609 ("The imprint is false; probably printed in Leghorn"). (#10322).

$75.00

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32. James Thomson. [Three Plays: Sophonisba, Agamemnon, and Edward and Eleonora]. London: A. Millar, 1730-1739. First editions, comprising: The Tragedy of Sophonisba, 1730, variant with press figures pages 29 ('1') and 64 ('2') and an errata on the recto of the final leaf; [and:] Agamemnon. A Tragedy, 1738, variant with price (One-Shilling and Six-pence) on the title-page, lacking the initial advertisements leaf; [and:] Edward and Eleonora. A Tragedy, 1739, variant without the price on the title-page, catchword 'Act' on the end of pages 39 and 52, 'Gloste.r' four lines from the bottom of page 27, pages 63 misnumbered 93. Three volumes in one. Octavo in fours (7.25 x 4.5 inches; 185 x 115 mm.). [8], 75, [5]; [6], 71, [1]; iv, [4], 64 pages (note: Edward and Eleonora G gathering mistakenly replaced by a second D gathering). Wood-cut head- and tailpieces. Later (19th century) sprinkled dark red calf, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered red label, boards tooled in blind; all edges of the text block sprinkled red; comb marbled endpapers, flyleaves. Spine slightly askew; backstrip faintly dulled with a few mild scuffs; boards gently bowed with a minor wrinkle on the front board; edges a little worn; corners tapped. Some trivial wear throughout the text, some page edges with short tears; bookplate. Very good. NCBEL Volume II, pp 528-529 (all titles); Sophonisba: ESTC T100040 ("Printed by William Bowyer; his records show a total of 5000 octavo copies printed in four impressions; also printed in a 4⁰ imposition"); Agamemnon: ESTC T21112; Edward and Eleonora: ESTC N60643. (#10343).

$250.00

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33. Virgil. [The Aeneid]. L'Eneide di Virgilio. Verona: Pierantonio Berno Stampatore, 1728. New edition of the Annibal Caro translation. [Bound with:] Annibal Caro. [The Scruff Scoundrels]. Gli Straccioni. Verona: Pierantonio Berno Stampatore, 1728. New edition. [and:] [Virgil]. [Georgics]. La Georgica di Virgilio. Vicenza: Francesco Modena, 1780. First edition of the Lorenzo Tornieri translation. Three volumes in one. Quarto (9.5 x 7 inches; 240 x 175 mm.). [4], 149, [1, blank], 40 (Rime del Commendatore Annibal Caro, reset signatures); 32; [2, blank]; 168 pages. Virgil's Georgics with an engraved title-page and two illustrated plated inserted; the Verona editions with title-page ornaments and engraved head- and tailpieces. Contemporary half-vellum over greenish-blue paper-covered boards, gilt-lettered spine labels; all edges of the text block trimmed; plain endpapers. Boards rubbed and lightly soiled; backstrip faintly darkened with a few tiny wormholes; spine labels chipped on the right edges. Very faint foxing to the page edges, ownership signature on the first title-page. Near fine. Text in Italian. (#10344).

$250.00

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34. Robert T. Wilson. Trial of Sir Robert T. Wilson, John H. Hutchinson, and Michael Bruce. For Assisting in the Escape of M. Lavalette. Edinburgh: J. Dick, [1816]. First Edinburgh edition, published the same year in London. Twelvemo (6.25 x 4 inches; 160 x 100 mm.). 96 pages. Frontispiece portrait of Wilson. Later (20th century) smooth gray cloth, dark red gilt-lettered spine label; top edge of the text block gilt, others trimmed; plain endpapers. Spine just barely leaning; some trivial, faint smudges on the front board; corners gently tapped. Text very lightly browned but still perfectly supple, some sporadic light foxing; text of a few leaves shaved; endpapers faintly tanned; bookplate. Near fine. (#10345).

$50.00

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