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14645. : Le Nouveau Testament C'est a dire, La Nouvelle Alliance de notre Seigneur Jesus-Christ. with, Les Pseaumes de David Mis en vers Francois, et revuus par ordre du Synode Walon des Provinces-Unies.

Amsterdam: par Estienne Lucas marchand a Amsterdam chez Pierre Brunel a la Bible d'or. n.d. c.1720's. A Dort, Leyde, Amsterdam, Rotterdam, La Haye 1726. 14.5 by 9 cms. Two separately published volumes bound together, no pagination for the New Testament. Psalms vi+302 pp. with musical notation. The New Testament title page has printed, "Se vend a Charenton". Pages 285 to the end are La Forme des Prieres Ecclesiastiques. Bound in contemporary calf with six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels, and the original spine label, and some decorative capitals and tailpieces. The front pastedown bears a crested bookplate for J. Fetherstonhaugh Briscoe. The boards and spine extremities are a little rubbed but otherwise a very tight clean copy. £295.00


9863. : Plan of Dieppe with the New Fortifications and Projected Works.

no date circa 1800. A single plan of Dieppe, an original map from the 18th century, 21 by 31 cms. mounted behind glass and framed (34 by 44 cms) in very good condition. This is an English produced map, text in English. The fortifications are well delineated and are those presumably of Louis XIV ? £50.00


5598. : The Confession of Faith; The Larger and Shorter Catechisms, with the Scripture Proofs at Large...

Edinburgh: 1815. 18 by 11 cm. 600 pp. in original calf boards. General condition is good apart from a page with the top half inch removed without loss of text. The boards are quite worn so the book would be a good choice for rebinding. Published by The Church of Scotland. £20.00


7401. : The Schoolmistress; or, Instructive and Entertaining Conversations between a Teacher and Her Scholars.

Dublin: Printed by Bentham & Gardiner 40 Westmorland Street 1824. 14 by 9 cms. 174 pp. frontispiece engraving of a street scene with a prominent Savings Bank. Professionally and handsomely rebound recently in half leather with marbled boards, gilt lining and blindstamped edge to leather. The duties of a village schoolmistress and the education of children as focused on a Mrs Malony, a respectable woman in a country village a few miles from Dublin. The copy listed in NLI has no author attribution. £110.00


12422. : The Polite Letter Writer, containing a great variety of plain, easy, entertaining, and familiar original letters, on Friendship, Business, Love, and Education...

London: B. Crosby & Co, 1804. ...together with various forms of petitions, proper methods of addressing superiors and persons of all ranks, both in writing and discourse and valuable hints for grammatical correctness on all occasions. To which is added a modern collection of genteel complimentary cards; likewise useful forms of law. A New edition corrected and enlarged. 172+32pp. 18 by 11 cms. Frontispiece, the final 32 pp. are a catalogue of the publisher's works. Professionally rebound in half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine, new black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. Owner's name on reverse of frontispiece, "Elizabeth Burton her book April 2nd 1806." Some edge wear to the first few pages and frontispiece. The book has clearly been used for its intended purpose. No author given and we have not been able to locate this title on Copac. £150.00


12569. Adam, Alexander: A Summary of Geography and History, both ancient and modern;

London: Printed for T. Cadell, and sixteen others Sixth edition corrected 1824. xi+727 pp. with thirteen folded engraved maps. Maps include, Orbis Veteribis Notus, Modern Europe, Italia Antiqua, Orbis Romanus, Graeciae Antiquae, Brittania Antiqua, Gallia Antiqua ex Aevi Romani, Asiae Minor, Palaestina, A new map of Asia drawn from the best authorities 1797, Aegyptus Antiqua, Africa 1797, Map of America with the latest discoveries 1797, maps are all properly folded, fresh, clean unmarked. Contemporary calf binding, five panelled spine with raised bands lettered and lined gilt, spine professionally restored. There is a little bookworm damage on pages 585-595 affecting text, there is a little spotting to a few pages of the index, the Europe map is handcoloured, there is a little nick on the top corner margin of a few pages. Internally tight and bright. £295.00


12455. Alison, Archibald: Essays on the Nature and Principles of Taste.

Edinburgh: Printed by George Ramsay & Co. for Archibald Constable and Company, Erdinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, London 1812. Two Volumes. 22 by 14 cms. The Third Edition. Vol. I, xxix+376 pp. Vol. II, vi+447 pp. in a textured polished leather binding, five panelled spine with raised bands, some gilt decoration and original spine labels, marbled endpapers, fore-edges, board edges with gilt decoration and the name Taylor & Hessey Booksellers London. Boards show a degree of shelfwear with fading to the gilding. Internally in good fresh condition, tight, bright, a few light spots on vol II. There is a little pencil annotation on endpapers but not in text. This is one of the important intellectual products of the Scottish Enlightenment. First published in 1790, this was the reprint of the revised second edition, the author's definitive work. Very influential in North America. £325.00


15608. Allen, Thomas: The History and Antiquities of London Westminster Southwark and Parts Adjacent.

London: Cowie & Strange, 1827. 20.5 by 13.5 cms. Complete in four volumes. Vol. I. 468 pp. Vol. II. 589 pp. Vol III. 788 pp. Vol IV 574 pp. Illustrated with engravings in copper and wood. One plate is missing from Vol III, but in the four volumes there are three extra plates, not listed. Hardback with red and gilt spine labels. In very good fresh condition. A handsome set, very well illustrated. £395.00


5480. Allestree, Richard: The Art of Contentment.

Dublin: Printed by W. Helme, for Patrick Dugan, on Cork Hill 1723 Written by the author of The Whole Duty of Man. 32 by 20.5 cms. 52 pp. with two decorative woodblock printed panels 6 by 14.5 cms preceding preface and Section 1, as well as two small decorated capitals, also woodblock print. There are a few old worm holes in the margins of some pages, and p.21 is missing a section of the lower right margin, 5 by 2 cms, not affecting the main body of the text, as well as a small tear to the bottom margin. The work has recently been professionally recased in maroon hardback covers, new endpapers and gilt spine title. It is in very good condition. It is probably a disbind from the 1723 Dublin printing of the complete works, though the separate pagination suggests a separate printing in its own right.. Allestree 1619-1681 was a Church of England divine. Former owner's name and dated March 12 1744 £105.00


5483. Allestree, Richard: The Causes of the Decay of Christian Piety or, an Impartial Survey of the Ruines of Christian Religion Undermined by Unchristian Practice

Dublin: Printed by James Carson for Patrick Dugan, on Cork Hill 1723 Written by the author of The Whole Duty of Man, 32 by 20.5 cms. 166-320 pp. with two decorative woodblock printed panels 6 by 14.5 cms preceding the preface as well as Section 1, as well as two small decorated capitals, also woodblock print and decorative endpieces. pp303-306 contain "Private Devotions referring to several parts of the before-going treatise". There are a few old worm holes in the margins of some pages. The work has recently been professionally recased in maroon hardback covers, new endpapers and gilt spine title. It is in very good condition. It is probably a disbind from the 1723 Dublin printing of the complete works. Allestree 1619-1681 was a Church of England divine. £105.00


5482. Allestree, Richard: The Government of the Tongue.

Dublin: Printed by W. Helme, for Patrick Dugan, on Cork Hill 1723. Written by the author of The Whole Duty of Man, 32 by 20.5 cms. 54 pp. with one decorative woodblock printed panel 6 by 14.5 cms preceding Section 1, as well as two small decorated capitals, also woodblock print. There are a few old worm holes in the margins of some pages. The work has recently been professionally recased in maroon hardback covers, new endpapers and gilt spine title. It is in very good condition. It is probably a disbind from the 1723 Dublin printing of the complete works, though the separate pagination suggests a separate printing in its own right. Allestree 1619-1681 was a Church of England divine. £105.00


5481. Allestree, Richard: The Lively Oracles given to us or the Christian's Birth-Right and duty in the Custody and Use of Scripture.

Dublin: Printed by W. Helme, for Patrick Dugan, on Cork Hill 1723 Written by the author of The Whole Duty of Man, 32 by 20.5 cms. 65 pp. with one decorative woodblock printed panel 6 by 14.5 cms preceding Section 1, as well as two small decorated capitals, also woodblock print. There are a few old worm holes in the margins of some pages, and p.6 has a tear in the margin, no loss, not affecting the main body of the text. The work has recently been professionally recased in maroon hardback covers, new endpapers and gilt spine title. It is in very good condition. It is probably a disbind from the 1723 Dublin printing of the complete works, although the pagination suggests it was published separately in its own right. The final page is an advertisment, Books, and Plays, lately published and sold opposite the Watch House on College Green. Allestree 1619-1681 was a Church of England divine. £105.00


18276. Anon.: Memoirs of the Life and Family of the Most Illustrious Duke of Hamilton &c....

London: (printed for T Warner), 1717. First edition. 120 pp. 19 x 12.5 cm. Portrait frontispiece. Full calf binding, with a new professionally-laid, gold-blocked spine. The title page is missing. Label for an Exeter shop, "Sold by Edward Store, bookseller in Exon". A good tight copy of a very scarce item. £175.00


11416. Anstey, Christopher: The New Bath Guide: or Memoirs of the B---R---D Family in a series of Poetical Epistles.

London: printed for J. Dodsley in Pall Mall, and Fletcher and Hodson in Cambridge. Seventh edition 1770. 17.5 by 11.5 cms. viii+173 pp. frontispiece, contemporary calf, seven panelled spine with raised bandsand decorative panels. boards rubbed and a bit scuffed, corners bumped, the top spine panel has a small portion missing, and the spine is quite faded, some old spotting and toning to endpapers and title page, otherwise tight and clean. A fair/good copy. One of the 18th century's great best sellers. £45.00


11921. Barrow, Rev. William: An Essay on Education in which are particularly considered the Merits and the Defects of the Discipline and Instruction in our Academies.

London: Printed for P. and C. Rivington 1802. The first edition. In Two Volumes. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. Vol. I, xx+314 pp. Vol. II, iv+333 pp. In contemporary calf, seven panelled spine, panels separated by gilt lines, red and gilt title labels, yellow and gilt volume labels. Boards rubbed and rather worn, a little scuffing, the bottom right front gutter of vol I has a loss of calf along the joint and vol II has a very small hole in the calf at the top of the vol. label. internally tight, some browning to pages, otherwise good. Written in a very readable style, chapters include, On the importance and neccessity of a right education, On the prejudices of education, On the discipline and instruction of infants, On the comparative advantages of a publick and private education, On the choice of a School, On the study of the classics, On writing, arithmetick, and the Mathematicks, On the Art of Teaching, On compulsion and correction, On the virtues and vices of boys, On Ornamental Accomplishments, On the effects of the late Revolution in France upon publick opinions and manners in this Kingdom, amongst others. Barrow was an experienced teacher, and later Archdeacon of Nottingham. This edition was reprinted in 1804 with significant additions. Barrow wanted to improve the social and financial status of teachers, and proposed an official licensing system. An important contributor to educational theory. £200.00


9744. Berquin, Arnaud: Contes et Historiettes tires de l'Ami des Enfans par Berquin.

Paris: Chez. Ant. Aug. Renouard 1803. 14 by 9 cms. 215 pp. one engraving, half leather with marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, a small gilt floral motif in each panel, spine relaid, modern spine label, the marbled paper on the boards is modern and very attractive, internally a few pages show old faint water staining, otherwise tight and good. A charming childrens book with 36 stories or plays, which has been professionally restored and is in very good condition.Bertoud, 1747-1791, wrote about events which might actually happen in childrens' lives rather than fantasy or fairy tale. he included plays to allow for family participation. Stories include, Les Deux Pommiers, L'Oiseau du Bon Dieu, Le Menteur corrige par lui-meme, Les Quatres Saisons, Les Tulipes, Amand, Le Nid de Moineaux, etc etc. £45.00


12340. Blaeu, Wilhelmus I: Institutio Astronomica de usu Globorum & Sphaerum Coelestium ac Terrestrium

Amsterdam: 1652. (14) 246 pp. with woodcut illustrations, decorative initials and tailpieces.The title page is missing but the two half title pages are present, the first showing a woodcut illustration of a globe, armillary sphere, and the second an illustration of the earth orbiting the sun. The pagination is that of the 1652 edition, the next Latin edition of 1655 has 243 pp. In a contemporary calf binding, with five panelled spine with, raised bands, no spine title, blind stamping to both boards. internally complete except for the title page, beginning with Praefatio. There is a pale waterstain to the very edge of the vertical margin of the last dozen pages, and to a few near the beginning, otherwise the book is in quite fresh condition for its age, no annotation or marking. This celebrated treatise by the master globe maker of the century concerns the use of navigational instruments, globes, spheres and sundials, under the Ptolemaic and Copernicum system. The latter he describes as, "Iuxta genuinam Mundi Hypothecim." The older system was retained as good training and since it was the only Church approved system meant the book could be sold to Catholic institutions. £1250.00


5581. Blagdon, Francis William: Flowers of Literature for 1804: or Characteristic Sketches of human nature and modern manners. To which are added a general view of literature during that period, portraits and biographical notices of eminent literary characters, with notes.....

London: B.Crosby and Co. 1805. 18 by 11 cms. lxxx+490 pp. Frontispiece plate of five portraits, Mrs Parsons, Bishop of Llandaff, William Hayley, R.C. Dallas and Richard Cumberland. Full calf, gilt blindstamping on six panel spine. small gilt tooled edge border to front and rear boards, foreedge marbling. A clean tight copy, some rubbing and discolouration to boards and minor light spotting on frontispiece and elswwhere. An early form of Reader's Digest with articles taken from a wide range of other publications of 1804. £45.00


8414. Bloomfield, Robert: The Farmer's Boy: A Rural Poem together with May Day with The Muses.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme and Brown: Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy: Darton Harvey and Co: G. Gowie and Co. and Edwards and Knibb 1820: For the author and Baldwin, Craddock and Joy 1822. Two works bound as one. The 14th ed. of The Farmers Boy bound with the 2nd ed. of May Day with the Muses. 16 by 10.5 cms. xlviii+99+viii+100 pp. with 12 wood engraved vignettes in the manner of Bewick. Half leather and marbled boards. Five panelled spine with triple gilt ruled borders, gilt floral decorated panels, modern replacement labels to match, entitled Bloomfield Works, Vol II. marbled foreedges, faded. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and edges but otherwise an attractive binding. Former owners name to front pastedown. A single vol of a probable 3 or 4 vol. set. We also have as part of the set: "The Remains of Robert Bloomfield" Vol. I, 1824. See our list 8415. The combination of these two works in one vol. seems uncommon, except perhaps as an early and late work brought together? £75.00


8415. Bloomfield, Robert: The Remains of Robert Bloomfield author of The Farmer's Boy, Rural Tales &c. Vol I.

London: For the Exclusive Benefit of th Family of Mr Bloomfield; and published by Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy 1824. Vol I only of two vols. 16 by 10.5 cms. xxxvi+186 pp. with 12 engraved, folded scores of musical settings of poems. Half leather and marbled boards. Five panelled spine with triple gilt ruled borders, gilt floral decorated panels, modern replacement labels to match, entitled Bloomfield Works, Vol I. marbled foreedges, faded. Some rubbing and wear to extremities and edges but otherwise an attractive binding. Former owners name to front pastedown. A single vol of a probable 3 or 4 vol. set. We also have as part of the set: "The Farmer's Boy together with May Day with the muses.See our list 8414. The two vols are usually printed as one. This contains a preface, poetical fragments, Nature's Music, Appendix, poetical tributes,and prospectus for Bloomfield's songs with music scores bound in. £75.00


12116. Bonnycastle, John and Tyson, Rev. E.C.: An Introduction to Algebra designed for the use of Schools, and other places of Public Education.

London: Printed and Published by J. F. Dove St John's Square, 1829. Enlarged and Improved by the Rev. E. C. Tyson. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 76 pp. In contemporary calf, Boards showing some wear and rubbing, hinge splitting at the bottom of the rear board, significant loss of calf on spine top and bottom. Internally very tight, clean and free of annotation. In good condition. £45.00


12074. Brittaine, Rev. George: Irishmen and Irishwomen.

Dublin: Richard Moore Tims 3rd edition 1831. 19.5 by 11.5 cms. 292 pp. in its original boards with spine title. Some wear, markings otherwise in fair condition. Brittaine was rector at Kilcormack in Ardagh He died in Dublin in 1847. All his eight novels seem to have been published anonymously. He seeks to portray the condition of the Irish peasantry but his view of the Catholic Church is fairly negative. This novel is set in the north west. The principal features are agrarian outrages in which the peasantry are shown as remorseless murderers, and a woman's conversion to Protestantism. All these novels are fairly uncommon now, but reflect the social mores of the time. £55.00


12929. Brookes, R: A General Gazetteer; or, Compendious Geographical Dictionary. Containing A Description of the Nations, Empires, Kingdoms, States, Provinces, Cities, Towns, Forts, Seas, Harbours, Rivers, Lakes, Canals, Mountains, Capes, &c. in The Known World...

London: Plummer and Brewis for J.Bumpus, Wm. Allason, J. Blacklock..., 1816. Fifteenth edition. xvi + 776 pp. Folding maps include The World, Africa, South America, Asia, Europe, West Indies, East Indies. In original polished calf binding, with six-compartment spine richly gold-blocked, and with original spine label. The front pastedown carries a label "Bound by J.P. King, Bookseller, &c, Andover", and the signature "W Gutch". This signature appears again on the titlepage. The binding has been professionally (and discreetly) restored. £150.00


14320. Brownlee, James: The Christian Shade.

Edinburgh: Stirling, Kenney & Co. London: James Duncan and H. Washbourne 1837. containing the following poems, Distress, Death, The Grave, Elegy in a Country Church-Yard, Elegy on a Pile of Ruins, The Last Day and Eternity. With Preface and Biographical Sketches of the authors. 14.5 by 9 cms. xxii+157 pp. engraved frontispiece and vignette on the title page, in a contemporary cloth binding. Discreet owner's stamp on the contents page. A little dusty, boards and spine showing some wear but overall in fair/good condition. A collection of elegiac poems by Robert Noyes, Dr. Beilby Porteus, Rev. Robert Blair, Thomas Gray, John Cunningham, Dr Edward Young, Rev. Dr. Jamieson. Copac only list 3 copies, and not this one, so fairly scarce. £145.00


9346. Brydone, P.: A Tour Through Sicily and Malta in a series of letters to William Beckford Esq. of Somerly in Suffolk.

Dublin: R. Marchbank a new edition corrected1780. Volume 1 only of this two volume work. viii+243 pp. folding map of sicily. In contemporary polished calf, title page browned, this new edition contains several corrections by the author not before published in any Dublin edition. £55.00


336. Buchanan, George: The History of Scotland from the earliest Accounts of that Nation to the Reign of King James VI

Glasgow: 7th ed. 1799. Translated from the Latin of George Buchanan. To which is annexed, A Genealogy of all the Kings from Fergus 1 to James Vi. Revised and Corrected from the original by Mr Bond. In two volumes. Vol 1 - 417pp. frontispiece portrait of the author, and Vol 2 - 502, in a contemporary calf binding with original spine labels, boards worn and rubbed, spine extremities worn with edge loss to vol. 1, joints cracking but holding. internally quite good for the age. Buchanan, 1506-1582 was tutor to James VI. A classic sixteenth century account of Scottish history from Fergus in 330 BCE, to James VI / James I. £135.00


12293. Buckingham. James Silk: Travels among The Arab Tribes inhabiting the countries east of Syria and Palestine, including a journey from Nazareth to the mountains beyond the Dead Sea....

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Browne and Green 1825. from thence through the Plains of thre Hauran to Bozra, Damascus, Tripoly, Lebanon, Baalbek, and by the Valley of the Orontes to Selucia, Antioch, and Aleppo. With an Appendix containing a refutation of certain unfounded calumnies industriously circulated against the author of this work, by Mr Lewis Burckhart, Mr William John Bankes, and the Quarterly Review. xv+669 pp. with 28 wood engraved illustrations at the head of chapters, folding map. Dark blue/green cloth boards, with original spine title, as originally issued. The boards show a little shelfwear with some rubbing/wear to the spine extremities, internally very tight, fresh and clean. There is some offsetting of the map onto the facing title page. A very nice copy of a scarce work, in its original condition. Buckingham, 1786-1855 published his first volume of travels in 1821. Charged with plagarism he sought to refute this in the appendix to this volume. £1225.00


9466. Buffon, George-Louis Leclerc, Comte de: Buffon's Natural History Abridged...

Berwick: Printed by W. Lochhead, High Street and sold by T. Lochead Glasgow Third edition n.d. With additional extracts from the celebrated writings of Goldsmith, Swammerdam, Smellie, and other distinguished naturalists, with a variety of copper plates. Vol 1 of a 2 vol. work. viii+574 pp. illustrated with 9 unnumbered plates. Recently professionally recased in green boards with a black and gilt spine label, internally used and showing a little wear but generally good. We think this edition is about 1820. A provincial English/Scottish printing. £45.00


12220. Bunyan, John: The Pilgrim's Progress from This World to That Which is to Come delivered under the Similitude of a Dream.

Birmingham: Robert Martin, 1786. To which are added notes, explanatory, experimental and practical. Published in two parts. xiv+204,+8+ 178 pp. with 14 copper plate engravings. Half calf and marbled boards, the boards are very worn and rubbed, corners bumped, spine title present but gilt titling faded, spine extremities quite worn, the first title page to part I is removed, the second is present and the final page is nearly detatched. Internally otherwise tight and clean, no markings, the plates are in very good condition and in some cases owe much to Hogarth. A fair copy of a scarce provincial edition. £165.00


10123. Burke, E. and Dodsley R: The Annual Register: or A View of the History, Politicks, and Literature for the Year 1764 A New Edition Corrected.

London: Printed for J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall 1779. 21 by 13 cms. 248 pp. professionally recased in new burgundy boards, with six panelled spine separated with gilt lining, new black morocco spine labels, new endpapers, title page and first few pages along with index pages, have been professionally strengthened.a few small marginal holes but internally tight, clean bright. The register was started by Edmund Burke with Robert Dodsley in 1758 and Burke was the main writer for the first several years. £95.00


18042. Burke, Edmund: A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to a Noble Lord on the attacks made upon him and his pension in The House of Lords by the Duke of Bedford and the Earl of Lauderdale.

London: Printed for J. Owen... and F.and C, Rivington..,1796. First edition. 80 pp. 21 x 13 cm. No half title page. In a modern binding by the late Sydney Aiken, with marbled boards, and his label. In very good condition. £65.00


18043. Burke, Edmund: A Letter from the Right Honourable Edmund Burke to his Grace the Duke of Portland on the Conduct of the Minority in Parliament containing Fifty-Four Articles of Impeachment against The Hon. C.J.Fox.

London: Printed for the editor and sold by J. Owen, 1797. First edition. 94 pp. 21 x 13 cm. There are two identical title pages, separated by the half-title page. The final page has a small stamp , "Mercantile Library of New York." In a modern binding by the late Sydney Aiken, with marbled boards, and his label. In very good condition. £75.00


11920. Burke, Edmund: Reflections on the Revolution in France, and on the Proceedings in certain Societies in London relative to that event. In a letter intended to have been sent to a Gentleman in Paris.

Dublin: Printed for W. Watson, R. Cross, E. Lynch, W. Wilson and 23 others 1790. 356 pp. published in a contemporary polished calf binding. Six panelled spine separated by gilt lines and panels with gilt decorative panels and gilt title, boards are worn and a bit scuffed with some loss of polished surface to bottom front and rear boards. Internally clean, tight, bright, a previous owner has inscribed a poem by George Canning on the ffep which has left an impression on the reverse of this page. This is the first Dublin printing, it was published again in Dublin in 1791. £250.00


18044. Burke, Edmund: Substance of the Speech of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke in The House of Commons on Fri. the 23d day of May 1794 in Answer to certain observations on the Report of the Committee of Managers, representing that Report to have been a Libel on the J

London: Printed for J. Debrett, 1794. Second edition. 26 + (6) pp. 21 x 13 cm. In a modern binding by the late Sydney Aiken, with marbled boards, and his label. Page 6/7 has been professionally repaired, otherwise in very good condition. The final six pages are a list of books published for J. Debrett. £40.00


12456. Burnet, Gilbert: The Abridgement of the History of the Reformation of the Church of England.

London: Printed by J. D. for Richard Chiswell, at the Rose and Crown in St. Paul's Church-Yard 1683. 19.5 by 12 cms. The second edition. (28)+319+384 pp. with an engraved frontispiece of four Reformation scenes, and four further pages of engraved portraits of principal characters in the history. In a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, decorative gilt panels and original spine label, blindstamped pattern to the boards, internally very tight, bright and clean, the gilding is now faded though the label is bright, there is some rubbing to boards but it is a good copy for its age. £250.00


13736. Butler, Rev. Dr. Alban Butler: The Moveable Feasts, Fasts and other Annual Observances of the Catholic Church.

Dublin: by John Morris Editor of the Meditations No. 9 Fishamble street 1775. 20 by 12.5 cms. (A Posthumous Work) 523 pp. in a contemporary calf binding with a modern spine label, spine professionally relaid, rear board with a small new leather repair, internally tight with some signs of use but otherwise very good. An interesting association copy. the title page bears the inscription, "Rev. Jas O'Laverty PP MRIA Holywood." Monsignor O'Laverty 1828-1906 was born in Lecale and educated at St Malachy's College, Belfast, and at Maynooth. He was P.P. in Holywood for 30 years and between 1878-87 he wrote the five volumes of the Historical Account of Down and Connor. £500.00


10112. Butler, Samuel: Hudibras, in Three Parts. Written in the Time of the Late Wars with annotations and a complete index.

Glasgow: Robert and Andrew Foulis 1769. Two volumes printed as one. 12.5 by 7.5 cms. xvi+476 pp. contemporary polished calf, five panelled spine with raised bands, original label, but gilt faded, showing some wear but a generally good tight copy. £95.00


12559. Calamy, Edmund: An Account of the Ministers, Lecturers, Masters and Fellows of Colleges and Schoolmasters, who were Ejected or Silenced after the Restoration in 1660.

London: Printed for J. Lawrence, in the Poultry; and four others 1713. By or before the Act for Uniformity. design'd for the preserving to posterity, the memory of their names, characters, writings and sufferings. Volume II of two vols. 19.5 by 12 cms. xxxii+864 pp. in contemporary calf with a modest blind stamped pattern to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands and a modern spine label black, lettered gold. The ffep has the names Thom Macquay 1716, and John Weir, Sarah Weir and William Weir Stewarts Town. We assume this to be Stewartstown Co. Tyrone. Edmund Calamy, 1671-1732 was grandson of the famous Edmund Calamy the Elder. His fame rests not on his sermons but on his Nonconformist biographies. He wrote an abridgement of Richard Baxter's Narrative of his life and times and continued it up to 1691 with a chapter on Ministers ejected in 1662. This was published in 1702. The second edition of his Abridgement of Baxter's History was split into two vols. Vol II is an expansion of chaper ix of the 1702 edition of these Ministers. It is a monumental work, giving biographies and the literary works of these men. It is arranged by London and then each English county. It can stand alone from Vol I. The binding shows wear but has been professionally restored and is a sound tight copy and is internally clean and unmarked. A scarce volume. £550.00


16058. Cambiagi, Gaetano: Guida per osservare con metodo Le Rarita' E Bellezze della Citta di Firenze.

Firenze: Presso Giuseppe Molini e Comp, 1818. Edizione XI. 225 pp. 15.5 x 9 cm. Folding plan of Florence, 19.5 x 19 cm. Half-leather and marbled boards. Corners bumped, some loss of leather on rear board. Internally tight, clean, and map present. Fair/good overall. £95.00


18462. Camoens, Luis de: The Lusiad; or, The Discovery of India. An Epic Poem.

Dublin: printed by Graisberry and Campbell for John Archer No. 80, Dame-Street, 1791. The third edition. Translated from the original Portugese of Luis de Camoens by William Julius Mickle. In two Volumes, 21 x 14 cm. Volume 1, cccvlxii + 83 pp. Volume 2, 507 pp. Frontispiece engraving of William Julius Mickle to Volume 1, and folding map: "A Chart of the Voyage of Gama and of the Portuguese Discoveries". List of subscribers. Tree calf binding, gilt lined spine with two original spine labels. The boards are worn with old scuffing of the leather and some loss of the surface of the leather, corners bumped, and spine extremities worn. Internally the books are tight and bright. Previous owner's name, "Mary Close", on the title page. Map neatly folded. The volumes are good tight copies. The distressed look of the boards has a certain charm, but they would make the books an excellent rebinding project. The Dublin edition is relatively scarce. The first volume is largely given over to a history of Portuguese India, a life of Camoens, and a dissertation on the poem. First published in 1776. £125.00


9340. Catineau, P.: Nouveau Dictionnaire de Poche de la Langue Francaise avec la prononciation compose sur la systeme orthographique de Voltaire.

Paris: Chez Lefevre Libraire Cinquieme Edition 1814. xlviii+515 pp. contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine, faded gilt lining, spine worn but restored, otherwise a very bright, clean copy of this dictionary. £35.00


18523. Caulfield, James: Portraits, Memoirs, and Characters of Remarkable Persons, From the Revolution in 1688 to the end of the Reign of George II, Collected from the most Authentic Accounts Extant.

London: H.R. Young and T.H. Whitely, 1819, 1820. Four Volumes. 25 x 16 cm. Vol. I, xii + 166 pp, Vol. II, vi + 235 pp, Vol. III, iv + 202 pp, Vol. IV, iv + 260 pp. 155 illustrations and other attractive architectural tailpieces throughout the four volumes. T.e.g. The first two volumes published in 1819, and the second two in 1820. Half leather and marbled boards. Gold-blocked spines. A small rectangular bookplate has been carelessly removed from the front pastedown of each volume. Boards rubbed. Some marbled paper missing on the rear of volume II. Some offsetting and a few small dampstains to the lower margins of a few pages in volume I. These are good tight copies, with all plates present. The portraits include such characters as Jeremiah White, "humorous Chaplain to Oliver Cromwell", Isaac "the Oxford grinner", Granny, "a drunken half-blind woman", William Joy, "the English Samson", John Valerius, "born without arms", Colonel Francis Charteris, "a debauchee", Christian Davies, "a female Soldier", James Figg, "a Prize Fighter", Patie Birnie, "an impudent Scotch fiddler", Sir John Johnston "executed for stealing an heiress", Thomas Guy, "a bookselling miser", Thomas Tryon, "a singular Enthusiast", Sarah Pridden, "a profligate prostitute", and Daniel Defoe, "a political writer and novelist". A glorious picture of this aspect of Georgian England. £275.00


12217. Chandler, C: George Skene Keith: Rev. Alexander Jolly: Rev. John Skinner: Rev. Patrick Torry: Rev James Anderson: and others: Pamphlets.

Aberdeen 1789, 1811, 1814, 1815, 1826: Edinburgh, 1812, 1819: Forfar, 1824: Peterhead 1827: Inverness 1823: A contemporary bound volume of nine locally printed pamphlets. "A Sermon on the Trinity preached in Aberdeen Nov. 1st, 1789, by C. Chandler, published Aberdeen 1789, 31 pp. "Act, Declaration and Testimony for the Doctrine, Worship, Discipline, and Government of the Church of Scotland...." pub. Edinburgh 1789, 106pp. "The Union of the Social Affections with Religious Principles, A Sermon in two parts from Col. iii. preached in the Trinity Chapel Aberdeen on Sun. 14th May 1815, by G. S. Keith, pub. Aberdeen 1815, 51pp. "A Friendly Address to the Episcopalians of Scotland on Baptismal Regeneration." by Rev. Alex. Jolly, pub. Aberdeen 1826, 56pp. "Observations on some of the Characteristic Doctrines of the Gospel, A Charge delivered in June 1819 to the Clergy of the Episcopal Communion of Brechin." by Rev. George Gleig, pub. Edinburgh 1819, 52pp. "The House of God, its State and Strength." by Rev. J. Skinner, pub. Forfar 1824, 36 pp. "The Duty, Dignity, and Beneficial Effects of regularly frequenting The Public Worship of Almighty God A Sermon." by Rev. Patrick Torry, pub. Aberdeen 1815, 27pp. "A Sermon preached in the Church of Glenbervie Jan. 13, 1814." by John Charles, pub. Aberdeen 1814, 28pp. "Charity to the Poor... A Sermon preached in the Church of Peterhead on the evening of May 11, 1823 in behalf of the Peterhead Female Society" by Rev. J. Anderson, and "Love to an Unseen Saviour A Sermon," by Rev. S. Hayward, pub. Peterhead 1827, 48 pp. "A Sermon preached in St. John's Chapel Inverness on Wed. June 18th 1823. by Rev. D. Low, pub. Inverness 1823, "A Sermon preached in St. Andrews church Edinburgh on Fri. 21st Feb. 1812 for the Benefit of The Lancastrian School by Sir H.M. Wellwood, pub. Edinburgh 1812, 89 pp. "The Difference Stated betweixt the Presbyterian Establishment and Episcopal Church of Scotland by Rev. James Milne." pub. Aberdeen 1811, 80pp. In a contemporary cloth binding with gilt spine title, very tight, no marking or browning but one page offset, some title pages a little dusty, overall in very good condition. More details on request. A very good collection of early pamphlets from the Aberdeen area. Scarce. Copac records two/three copies for Skinner and Milne, only one copy for, Chandler, Skene, and Charles but none for Low or Torry. £595.00


9308. Chapman, James: The Orator; or Elegant Extracts in Prose and Poetry; for the use of Schools and Academies. To which is prefixed A Dissertation on Oratorical Delivery

Glasgow: Printed by R. Chapman for the Author Sold by W. Turnbull, Bookseller Glasgow and others, Third edition improved. 1812. with an appendix, containing Outlines of Gesture and examples of the Principal Passions and Emotions. Volume II only of this two volume work. x+324 pp. tree calf, original red spine label, some rubbing and scuffing to edges and spine extremities, front board hinge starting to split but remaining very tight. Internally a good, clean, bright copy. Former owner's name on front paste-down, David McCances book Belfast Academy March 15th 1820. This volume's sections include, eloquence of the pulpit, pieces in poetry, dialogues, appendix and the passions. £55.00


13013. Clarendon, Edward, Earl of: The History of the Rebellion and Civil Wars in England begun in the year 1641 With the precedent Passages and Actions, that contributed thereunto, and the happy End, and Conclusion thereof by the King's blessed Restoration, and Return......

Dublin: Printed for John Hyde and Robert Owen Booksellers, 1719. 32 by 20.5 cms. Volume III only of this three vol. edition. 6+445+33 pp. with an engraved frontispiece portrait, decorated capitals a decorative headpiece, tailpiece etc. Bound in contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands and original label, blindstamped decorative panels to boards. The spine has been professionally relaid, with restored spine extremities. Internally the book is tight and clean and carries its 292 years very well. This is an odd volume from the first Dublin printing. £195.00


15780. Collet, M.: Traitre des Dispenses en General et en Particulier, dans lequel on resout les principales difficultes qui regardent cette matiere. Volume 3.

Paris: Chez J.B. Garnier, 1753. Volume 3 only of 3. 688 pp. 17 x 10 cm. Bound in contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, decorative gilt panels and original spine label, marbled endpapers, back board a bit scuffed with pachy loss of some calf, internally bright and clean, a tight copy. Bears a contemporary bookseller's label for Jean-Bapt Collignon at Metz, and a bookplate for Le Comte de Lanet au Chateau de la Garde Giron. £30.00


12617. Condorcet, Jean Antoine de Caritat Marquis de: Vie De M. Turgot.

Londres. 1786. 246 pp. professionally recased in new half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt ruling, and a black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. The title page is a little dusty with a light stain affecting part of it and the advertissement page following, otherwise a tight clean copy in very good condition handsomely rebound. Turgot, 1727-1781 was born into an old Normandy family, became Comptroller of Finance under Louis XVI, and as a member of Physiocratic circles, introduced significant reforms, but fell foul of vested interests. His work on economic theory was an anticipation of Adam Smith. The author, in this work, was one of the earliest to attempt to apply mathematical principles to economics. This is one of the two contemporary works on the life of this important French Economist and Statesman. £220.00


16841. Constable, John: Reflections upon Accuracy of Style

London: Printed for J.Osborn at the Golden Ball in Paternoster Row, 1734. xvi + 246 + (2) pp. 20 x 13cm. The book was first published about 1731 and is a series of Dialogues on the use of linguistic style: Containing the chief rules to be observ'd for obtaining an accurate style; Of the too frequent Use of Antitheses; Of the Use of Metaphors; Of Affectation in Style; Of Flashy Styles; Of the Use of Foreign Words; Of the Laconick Style; Of the Long Style; Of Novelty of Style; Of Poetical Expressions used in Prose; Of the Use of Obsolete Words; Rapin's Rules of Style; Of Obscurity in Writing; On Harmony of Sound; French Writers not a Rule in other Languages; Vogue not always a sure Proof of a good Writer; Of the Beauties and Blemishes in the Style of the late famous Mr. Collier; Of that Gentleman's Oddness of Expression; Metaphors, &c. With brief observations interspers'd thro' the whole; on Denham, Dodwell, Dryden, Cowley, Balzac, Boileau, Bouhours, Tesauro, Tasso, Voiture, M. du Port Royal, De St. Evremont, Quintilian, Lucan, Virgil, &c; And many other Curious Particulars referr'd to in the Index. By Mr. John Constable. The last two pages are a list of books printed by Henry Lintot. Bound in contemporary, calf, six panelled spine with raised bands. The top and bottom panels have been professionally replaced to match. The book is a tight bright copy, in very good condition. £295.00


12408. Corp, Harriet: A Sequel to the Antidote or the Miseries of Human Life containing a further avccount of Mrs Placid and her daughter Rachel.

London: Williams and Smith The second edition corrected 1809. viii+175 pp. contemporary calf, five panelled spine with faded gilt fillets and devices, new black and gilt spine label, gilt marginal motif on boards, again rather faded, surface leather worn, marbled endpapers, a small portion cut from the title page has been restored, internally very tight, clean, and in good condition. Corp, c.1767-1849 was a writer of didactic and religious fiction, from a Quaker perspctive. She had a strong interest in the welfare of the poor, and brought both humour and commonsense to her observations. Though once very popular she lived her last years in poverty. £50.00


18741. Coventry, Andrew: Discourses explanatory of the Object and Plan of the Course of Lectures on Agriculture and Rural Economy.

Edinburgh: Printed by H.Inglis for Archibald Constable & Co. and John Murray, London 1808. Bound with his, "Remarks on Livestock and Relative Subjects", by the same booksellers, 1806. 188 + ii + 84 + 8 pp. 22.5 x 14 cm. A.e.g. Contemporary full calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, and decorative gilt border edging to front and rear boards. There is a little scuffing to the boards and two small areas of damage. Internally the book is tight, clean and unmarked. Coventry, 1760-1830, was a Scottish Agriculturalist. He was the first Professor of Agriculture in the United Kingdom, holding that post at Edinburgh from 1790 until his death. This book contains two of the three works which he authored. These are relatively scarce works, Copac lists 12 of the first work, and only 5 of the second in national libraries. £150.00


12222. Cowper, William: The Task, Tirocinium, and Minor Poems.

London: John Sharpe Duke Street Piccadilly; and C.and C. Whittingham, Chiswick 1825. Two volumes of what originally constituted a three volume set. The Cask, also containing Tirocinium, 220pp. two title pages, engravings drawn by Westall, engraved by Charles Rolls and John Romney. Minor Poems, 220pp. the first title page is missing, engravings drawn by Westall, engraved by Rolls and E. Portbury. Dedicatory inscription dated May 1827 on the title page and rear endpaper. Both books in matching polished calf, with wide blind stamped and gilt borders to boards, five panelled spine with gilt panels each with a gilt lyre, contemporary label, marbled foreedges, and endpapers. Internally very tight, and fresh, nice copies, very handsome. £85.00


12212. Crabbe, Rev. George: Poems.

London: J. Hatchard 1807. xxv+256 pp. contemporary calf with six panelled spine with nicely decorated gilt panels and original spine label. The boards are scuffed with corners bumped, and short splits to top and bottom of hinges. Marbled endpapers, and an elaborate bookplate on the front pastedown for Peter Sherston. Internally tight, clean and bright. This is the first edition of his first collection, and the first publication of, "Parish Register." £75.00


12421. Croxall, Samuel: The Fables of Aesop with Instructive Applications.

London: Allman and Son n.d. 13.5 by 8.5 cms. xvi+268+4 pp. illustrated with one hundred engravings, one of which is a folded frontispiece, hardback, in an embossed faded, blind stamped blue cloth, internally some old light pencil annotation on pastedowns, but no marking elsewhere, some dustiness from use, but otherwise a good used copy, the woodcut illustrations to most fables are chapbook style and the book has charm as a popular educator. £45.00


12004. D'Etrey, Julie: Ouvrages au Crochet Inventes et Dessines par Julie D'Etrey no. 1.

Bruxelles: n.d. c. 1850/52 14.5 by 11 cms. 6pp. illustrated. card covers. Six small coloured designs for crochet from the mid-nineteenth century. Contains the inscription, "Marian Armstrong from Admiral Nesham Jan. 29th 1852. " Christopher John Williams Nesham 1771-1853, entered the Royal Navy in 1782. He served in Normandy at the outbreak of the Revolutionary War 1789, and was a Lieutenant in 1790 and a Commodore in 1798. He served in the West Indies and was at the capture of Martinique in 1809. He became Rear-Admiral in 1839, Vice-Admiral in 1846 and Admiral 1852. We have not been able to definitively identify Marian Armstrong. A nice link with the Navy of Nelson. £50.00


17900. Dalrymple, Sir John, Bart: Memoirs of Great Britain and Ireland from the Dissolution of the last Parliament of Charles II until the Sea-battle off La Hogue.

London: W. Strahan and T. Cadell, Edinburgh: A. Kinkaid, J. Bell, and J. Balfour 2nd edition 1771. viii + (8) + 509 pp. 27 x 21 cm. Containing Part 1, viii Books, and Part II, vii books, continuously paginated. In its original calf binding, and six-panelled spine with raised bands, but the front board is detached, although present. The text block is in good condition. The title page is signed with the name of a former owner, "Edward Hawke Locker, 1807". Locker was the youngest son of the Napoleonic-era naval captain William Locker who had Horatio Nelson under his command for fifteen months. Edward entered the navy pay office as a clerk on 1 June 1795, and served in its India Department and the Board of Naval Enquiry before becoming a prize agent, and Edward Pellew's civil secretary during his East Indies, North Sea and Mediterranean commands, from 1804 to 1814. In July 1802 he accompanied the French balloonist André-Jacques Garnerin on his second English ascent. He also spent time in Spain in 1813 during the Peninsular War, alongside Lord John Russell, bringing despatches to Wellington, and visiting Napoleon in May 1814, during his Elba exile. Edward Hawke Locker edited Nelson's despatches and letters, and wrote various books including "The Memoirs of Several Naval Commanders". In 1815 Locker married Eleanor Mary Elizabeth Boucher, whose father, the Revd Jonathan Boucher, had once been a friend of George Washington. Their children included the poet Frederick Locker-Lampson (1821–1895) and the novelist-journalist Arthur Locker (1828–1893), later the editor of The Graphic. The couple lived at Windsor (1815–19) then at Greenwich (1819 onwards). He was appointed Secretary (1819) and then Civil Commissioner (1824) to the Royal Naval Hospital. He worked to improve the Hospital's estates, adding new roads by John Macadam in the Northumbrian coal mines the Hospital owned, and in 1824 carrying forward his father's plans for a Naval Gallery in the Hospital's Painted Hall, with a gift of 31 paintings from George IV (the nucleus of the later National Maritime Museum). He joined Lord John Russell again as one of the founder members of the Athenaeum Club, however a mental breakdown in 1844 forced him to retire from running the Hospital, and he retired to Iver, where he died five years later. An interesting association copy. £95.00


16843. Dante, ( Boyd, Rev. Henry, translator ): The Divina Commedia of Dante Alighieri: consisting of the Inferno - Purgatorio - and Paradiso. Translated into English verse with preliminary essays, notes, and illustrations.

London: T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies, 1802. In three volumes. Vol. I, vi+408 pp. Vol.II, 384 pp. Vol.III, 420 pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. In contemporary leather bindings. The upper book label of volume III is not present, nor is the frontispiece illustration of Dante. The upper spine extremities of volumes II and III have been professionally restored. There has been some scuffing to boards with small minor loss of surface here and there. All three volumes have the bookplate of the Dromore Reading Society,1794. Internally tight, clean, bright, and unmarked. Boyd was educated at Trinity College Dublin. He died at Ballintemple near Newry on the 18.09.1832. He was Vicar of Rathfriland and sometime chaplain to the Earl of Charleville. This was the first translation of the Inferno into English. It is dedicated to the Earl and the dedication is dated "Jan.6th 1802 Rathfryland". This edition appears to be very rare. £5000.00


18467. De Laborde, M. Leon: Journey Through Arabia Petrea to Mount Sinai, and the Excavated City of Petra, the Edom of the Prophecies.

London: John Murray, 1836. xxviii + 331 pp. 21 x 14.5 cm. 63 illustrations, and 2 steel engraved maps. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled endpapers, five panelled spine with slightly raised bands, and original spine label. The spine is damaged, with the loss of a small corner of the lower spine panel extremity. The upper spine panel is damaged but intact. Internally the book is tight, There is some offsetting from the folded map, occasional light brown spots, an old lightish waterstain affecting the bottom half inch or so of a number of pages including a few plates. Ttissue guards to plates all seem present, and the folded map is neatly folded and clean. The spine needs some gentle professional repair, otherwise this is essentially a fair/good copy. £100.00


17767. de Senancour, Etienne Pivert: Reveries sur La Nature Primitive De L'Homme. Sur les sensations, sur les moyens de bonheur qu'elles lui indiquent, sur le mode social, qui conserveroit le plus de ses formes primordiales.

Paris: J. Ch. Laveaux, De La Tynna, Moutardier, Cerioux , An VIII (1799/1800) The first complete edition. xviii + 340 pp. 21 x 13 cm. Gold-decorated ivory-coloured boards. Turquoise silk endpapers. Silk page marker. Original spine label. The boards are a bit age darkened and rubbed. Tthere is an owner's name in pencil on a second endpaper, with a small light stain on the rear board. Internally the book is very tight and fresh. E.P. de Senancourt, 1770-1846, was born in Paris, but lived 12 years in Switzerland, returning to Paris c1798. His fame rests on three works of which this is the first. He was a figure of the Romantic Movement, much influenced by Rousseau. Goethe's Werther is also a persistant influence. Neglected in his day he became appreciated later in the nineteenth century. This edition is apparently scarce. Copac lists only one copy of this edition, and that is held in the British Library. £700.00


9076. Defoe Daniel: A New Voyage Round the World in two volumes.

Edinburgh: printed by James Ballantyne for John Ballantyne and Co. and Brown and Crombie Edinburgh; and Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme and John Murray London 1810. 17 by 10.5 cms. two volumes bound as one. 255+217 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, original title label, marbled foreedges, rubbing and some scuffing to boards, top half inch of spine professionally replaced, internally a very clean, tight, bright copy. This is one of the better of Defoe's imaginary voyages. On the spine and title pages he is spelt De Foe. This title was first published in 1725. £95.00


13377. Dodsley, Robert: The Economy of Human Life

London: Vernor Hood and Sharpe and others 1808. iii+102 pp. 17 x 10.5 cm. With thirty-two elegant wood-cuts by Austin and Hole. Bound in contemporary calf, original spine label, and very faded gilt edging,and spine decoration, marbled endpapers, internally tight bright and clean, bears the bookplate of Elizabeth Page. The upper spine extremity has been professionally repaired and although the boards show some wear this is a good copy, with attractive illustrations. There is some uncertainty about the purported author of this work. £35.00


5552. Drumgoole, Doctor: The Speech of Doctor Dromgoole delivered at the Roman Catholic Board on Wednesday, the 8th December 1813 as reported in their official paper The Dublin Evening Post with a Commentary.

Dublin: Printed by L. Tute 15 Parliament Street 1813. 18 by 11 cms. 24 pp. Rebound in burgundy cloth boards, gilt title on the spine. The original pamphlet is dusty and somewhat darkened. Scarce. Includes at the end , Commentary. To the Protestant Inhabitants of Ireland and Friends to the British Constitution. £85.00


18761. Dubourdieu, Rev. John: Statistical Survey of the County of Antrim, with observations on the means of improvement; drawn up for the consideration and by direction of the Dublin Society.

Dublin: Printed by Graisberry and Campbell, 10 Back Lane, 1812. xxiii + 630 +112 pp. 21 x 13 cm. Map, and 17 other engravings, many folding. All plates are present, and are in very good condition. Half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with original brown and gold-blocked lettering, faded gold lining and ornaments. Showing some shelfwear, boards edge rubbed, corners a little bumped, spine label chipped, a couple of old tape repairs to the folding map, and one illustration has wear along the lower edge, otherwise the book is in very good condition. This original printing is very scarce. £500.00


16765. Dubourdieu, Rev. John: Statistical Survey of the County of Antrim, with observations on the means of improvement; drawn up for the consideration and by direction of the Dublin Society.

Dublin: Printed by Graisberry and Campbell, 10 Back Lane, 1812. xxiii+630+112 pp. 21 x 13 cm. Map and 17 other engravings, many folding. This original edition, at some time, has been rebound by R. Carswell and Son of Belfast. Gold-blocked black boards. All plates are present, and are in superb condition. There are some light, very faint, traces of underlining, but the underlining seems to have been removed a long time ago, leaving the book essentially unmarked. This original printing is very scarce. £550.00


18463. Dupaty, Abbe: Travels Through Italy in a Series of Letters written in the year 1785

Dublin: Messrs Burnet, P. Bryne, and J. Moore, 1789. Translated from the French by an English Gentleman. xii + 403 pp. 21 x 13 cm. fFull leather binding. Boards are edge rubbed with some old scuff marks showing some surface loss of leather, spine darkened, extremities worn, missing spine label, and some wear to the front joint. Internally a tight and clean copy, apart from some old worm damage in the bottom margin of the ffep, the title page, and into the first few pages of contents. Although perfectly servicable as it is, the book could be thesubject of a good professional rebind. £50.00


18448. Dutens, M. L: Itineraire des Routes les plus Frequentees ou Journal de Plusiers Voyages aux Villes Principales de l'Europe depuis 1768 jusqu'en 1783.

Londres: T. Spilbury cinquieme edition 1786. 18.5 x 12.5 cm. xlvii+268 pp. plan of Lac Trasimene, leather binding which might be a later rebinding, and original spine label. Internally tight, clean and bright. A very good handsome copy. The large map of Europe is no longer present. Scarce. It was first published in 1775 with the last edition in 1791 £95.00


12351. Edgeworth, Maria: Harrington, A Tale and Ormond A Tale.

London: Printed for R Hunter and Baldwin, Cradock and Joy 1817. Volume II only of three volumes. The first edition. 422 pp. half leather and marbled boards, bearing the bookplate with crest for Lord James Butler on the front pastedown, owner's name on title page. Some edgewear and rubbing to spine extremities original spine label intact. This vol. starts Ormond chapter 1. Tight and bright internally, good. Lord James Butler, Marquess of Ormonde, 1777-1838, was MP for Kilkenny in the Irish House of Commons till 1801, and the British House of Commons until he gained the Peerage in 1820. £55.00


17768. Ellis, George: Specimens of Early English Metrical Romances Chiefly Written During the Early Part of the Fourteenth Century; To Which Is Prefixed An Historical Introduction, Intended To Illustrate The Rise And Progress of Romantic Composition in France and England.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1811. Second edition. Three volumes. 19 x 11.5 cm. Vol. I, vii+408 pp. Vol. II, 419 pp. Vol. III, 432 pp. Full polished calf binding with narrow gilt edge-lining to boards, five-panelled spine with raised bands, ornate gilt decorative panels, original red and gilt spine labels, and marbled foreedges and endpapers. Each of the three volumes has the bookplates of James K. Howard and the Marquis of Lansdowne. There is some loss to the upper left corner of the spine of volume 1. The three volumes show a little shelfwear but are good tight fresh copies internally. James Kenneth Howard 1814-1882 was 4th son of Thomas Howard 16th Earl of Suffolk, and MP for Malmesbury 1841-51. He married Lady Louisa, the daughter of Henry Petty-Fitzmaurice 3rd Marquess of Landsdowne. £150.00


17834. Ferguson, James: Astronomy Explained Upon Sir Isaac Newton's Principles....

London: For J. Johnston and 21 others, 1809. Twelfth Edition, improved and corrected by Andrew Mackay. xii + 523 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. 17 folded plates, and a frontispiece. Contemporary calf binding. Six-panelled spine, with gilt lining and original spine label. The upper part of the gutter between the spine and the front board is tender, there is some edgewear to the boards and spine extremities, some plates have been misfolded in the past, but all are present, two pages are mis-paginated, and there is a small repaired tear on one page. "Robt. Gordon 1837" is neatly written on the title page. Overall in good condition £325.00


13737. Fleming, Father Christopher: Sermons on Different Subjects, both of Faith and Morals.

Dublin: printed by J. J. Nolan, 3 Suffolk Street, 1823. Volume 2 only, of two volumes. 472 pp. 21 x 13 cm. A collection of 19 sermons, in contemporary half leather and marbled boards. Six panelled spine with some gilt decoration. Spine professionally relaid and repaired. Internally tight, with some signs of use but otherwise very good. Father Fleming was of the Order of St Francis, and died in 1794. There are copies in Trinity College Dublin and in the NLI, but none listed elsewhere on Copac. £125.00


16024. G. M. ( Markam, Gervase ): The English House-wife containing The inward and outward Vertues which ought to be in a compleat Woman.

London: Printed by W. Wilson, for E. Brewster, and George Sawbridge, at the Bible on Ludgate-hill. neere Fleete-bridge, 1653. Fifth edition. 188 pp. 19 x 14.5 cm. The pagination between pages 68-92 is incorrect but the book is absolutely complete. Markham lived between 1568(?) -1637. This was Book II of his work, "Country Contentments", first published in 1615. Leather spine and marbled boards. The six-panelled spine has raised bands and original spine label, and some gilt lining. The spine is clearly part of the original binding, but the book has been rebound at some later date. £2500.00


12461. Gibbon, Edward: The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire with some account of the life of the author.

London: Cadell & Davies, J. Johnston, F. & C. Rivington, and thirty two others 1807. A New Edition. Six volumes only out of twelve. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. Vol. I, xxiv + 456pp. Frontispiece engraved portrait. Folded engraved maps of The Western Part of the Roman Empire, 44 x 48 cm, and The Eastern Part of the Roman Empire, 44 x 43 cm, both by Thomas Kitchin, Senior, Hydrographer to His Majesty. Vol. 2, xv + 496pp. Folded engraved map of The Parts of Europe and Asia adjacent to Constantinople, again by Thomas Kitchin. Vol. 4, viii + 443pp. Vol. 6, viii + 420pp. Vol. 7, viii + 424pp. Vol. 10, xii + 385pp. In contemporary polished calf, six panelled spines with gilt lining and original spine titles. There is edgewear and rubbing, corners bumped, some rubbing and wear to spine extremities. Internally tight and bright. £75.00


12743. Gifford, John (pseud. for John Richards Green): The History of France from The Earliest Times to the Present Important Era.

London: Printed by C.Lowndes Drury Lane and sold by W. Locke, Red Lion street Holborn 1791, 1793. From the French of Velly, Villaret, Garnier, Mezeray, Daniel and other eminent historians; with notes critical and explanatory by John Gifford. In four quarto volumes, 26 by 21.5 cms. Vol. I, vi+586 (18) pp. frontispiece and 11 engraved plates. Vol. II, 652 (16 ) pp. and 8 engraved plates. Vol. III, 652 (12) pp. and 7 engraved plates. Vol. IV, 718 (24 ) pp. with large folding map and 22 engraved plates. The map is by Lowndes and dated Oct. 29th 1793, and is of pre-revolutionary France. Vol. II has the imprint for C. Lowndes, sold by J. Parsons Paternoster Row. Vol III has printed for C.Lowndes and W. Locke. Vol. IV has printed for C.Lowndes. All four volumes have been recently rebound in burgundy cloth with six panelled spines, gilt lining and double spine titles. There is odd spotting and minor wear to the text blocks but the overall condition is very good. A handsome set for the shelf but of course heavy, with extra postage required. This history is carried up to the end of the reign of Louis XV. It was first published in weekly parts in 1791. The author's name is a pseudynom for John Richard Green, 1758-1818. A second edition added a further volume covering the reign of Louis XVI and the Revolution. £375.00


12459. Gillies, John: The History of Ancient Greece, Its Colonies and Conquests.

London: T. Cadell and W. Davies, sixth edition 1820. This is the rare eight-volume set of Gillies great classic, as published in 1820. Part 1 is the four-volume set of the History that first appeared in 1786: Part 2 is a four-volume "New Edition, with Corrections and Additions ". Gillies saw these eight volumes of the sixth edition as one work, and says in the Preface to Part 2 "In the compass of eight volumes, I have thus attempted a work...wanting in modern literature." The subtitle of Part 1 is "From the Earliest Accounts Till the Division of the Macedonian Empire in the East; Including the History of Literature, Philosophy, and the Fine Arts". The subtitle of Part 2 is "Embracing the History of the Ancient World, from the Dominion of Alexander to that of Augustus; With a survey of Preceding Periods, and a Continuation of the History of Arts and Letters". Part 1: Volume 1, xii+515 pp, with engraved folding map "of the Western Division of the Grecian Colonies, & Conquests"; Volume II, viii+413 pp; Volume III, viii+522 pp; Volume IV, viii+452+ 59 pp unpaginated Index. Part 2: Volume I, xv+563 pp. with engraved folding map of the Eastern Division of the Grecian Colonies and Conquests; Volume II, viii+570 pp; Volume III, viii+519 pp; Volume IV, viii+631pp, of which 525-631is the index. Bound in contemporary full polished calf, five panelled spines with decorative gilt panels and lining, with 13 original spine labels and 3 matching modern replacement labels. The set shows some wear, rubbing, etc, but it has been professionally restored, with spine extremities strengthened where neccessary. The maps are in very good condition, texts are tight and clean, there is some old worm damage to endpapers, there is the signature of Thomas B Parry on the title pages of each volume, and a longer inscription relating to the acquisition of the books on the front pastedown of the final volume. "Mr Parry, son-in-law to the Rev D MacDonald, Minister of Killean, Kintyre, Argylshire has had bequeathed to him all Mr Parry's Books, or rather presented to him by his daughter after her husband's death". The first edition was in London, as two vols in 1786, as well as a 1786 Dublin printing but in three vols. The 2nd edition was 1787 as four vols. The 3rd edition was 1792/93, the 4th in 1801 and the 5th in 1809. The 2nd ed. was printed in Paris in 1787 as six vols. £850.00


12554. Gilpin, William: Three Essays: on Picturesque Beauty; on Picturesque Travel; and on Sketching Landscape: to which is added a poem, on Landscape Painting.

London: Printed for R. Blamire in the Strand Second edition 1794. 24 by 15.5 cms. viii+143+iii pp. with six, tinted, acquatints and one other line drawing. In contemporary half calf and marbled boards with a blind stamped decorative pattern along the edge of the calf. The spine strip has been professionally replaced in a matching contemporary calf with a six panelled spine, with gilt ruling and a black and gilt spine label. Gilpin, 1724-1804, was an Anglican Minister. This was a most influential book, not just for artists, but for travellers and poets viewing the natural landscape of the Romantic era. £250.00


12564. Goldsmith, Rev. J. (Pseud. for Sir Richard Phillips): Geography illustrated on A Popular Plan; for the Use of Schools and Young Persons.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown 1818. The Eighth Edition. Vol I of two vols.17.5 by 10 cms. xii+360 pp. with seventeen engravings and three folding maps, Asia, British Isles, and England and Wales. A defective copy - 3 maps are mising along with some 6 engravings. In contemporary polished calf with panelled spine, gilt titling and original spine labels. Internally showing wear through use but good overall. A significant textbook of this period with interesting illustrations. £55.00


13148. Goode, Rev. William: Essays on all the Scriptural Names and Titles of Christ; or the economy of the Gospel Dispensation as exhibited in the person, character and offices of the Redeemer.

London: Printed for L.B. Seeley and J. Hatchard 1822. Two volumes only out of six. Vol. IV 370 pp. Vol. V. 396 pp. in contempory polished calf, six panelled spine gilt lining and blindstamping, new spine labels, internally clean, tight and bright. The front pastedowns have a printed label pasted in for William Wingfield Newcombe. £45.00


9310. Gough, John: A History of the People Called Quakers. From the first Rise to the Present Time. Compiled from Authentic Records and from the Writings of that People.

Dublin: Printed for Robert Jackson, Meath Street 1789. Vol 1 only of a four volume set. x+546 pp. contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, spine label missingspine bottom panel bears an old library label from College Library Carlow. A stamp for the same is found on the title page. some wear and scuffing to boards, there is an old light water staining to the top marginedge of some pages, otherwise internally tight, clean and bright. Volume 1 takes the history up to 1662. £55.00


14322. Green, Matthew: The Spleen and Other Poems

London: T.Cadell and W.Davies 1796. 16.5 by 10 cms. xxxi+95 pp. with three engraved plates by T. Stothard. Prefaratory essay by J.Aikin. Contemporary simple green cloth boards, faded gilt spine title, showing a little wear but tight and clean internally. Green, 1696-1737 was an English poet and Nonconformist. Southey said of "The Spleen" that, "there is a profusion of wit everywhere." He was known for his aphorisms, for example. "Laugh and be well." £95.00


12201. Hamilton, Rev. William: Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim Containing such circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of that County. Together with the natural history of the Basalts,

Belfast: Printed for Simms and McIntyre 1822. 18 by 11 cms. 265 pp. 1 folding map, plus 6 full page engraved views in the text, frontispiece portrait not present. In two parts, the first covering Manners, Customs, Antiquities and observations relating to its natural history, the second on the Minerological history, the basaltic fossils and a view of the Volcanic theory of the Basaltes, to these is added an introductory memoir of the author, and "an Itinerary from Belfast to the Giants Causeway, coastways, and returning by Coleraine &c, also a Guide to the Causeway. "The itinerary has its own title page and was published by the same publishers. In its original boards with original spine label, as issued. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, label a little faded, a small tear in the hinge of the bottom of the spine and a small tear in the hinge a little above. Internally a very tight, generally clean copy, a few small old pencil annotations, some light discolouration to plates, as usual. This book is scarce in its original boards. This is an important book on Irish geology. The author was murdered at the age of 40. £225.00


16820. Hamilton, Rev. William: Letters Concerning the Northern Coast of the County of Antrim Containing such circumstances as appear worthy of notice respecting the Antiquities, Manners and Customs of that County. Together with the natural history of the Basalts,

Belfast: Printed for Simms and McIntyre, 1822. xxxv+265 pp. 20 x 12 cm. 1 folding map, plus 6 full-page engraved views in the text. Frontispiece portrait present. In two parts, the first covering Manners, Customs, Antiquities and Observations relating to its natural history, and the second on the Minerological history, the basaltic fossils and a view of the Volcanic theory of the Basaltes. To these is added an introductory memoir of the author, and "an Itinerary from Belfast to the Giants Causeway, coastways, and returning by Coleraine &c, also a Guide to the Causeway." The itinerary has its own title page and was published by the same publishers. In its original boards with original spine label, as issued. Boards a little rubbed and scuffed, corners bumped, label browned. Internally a very tight, generally clean copy, a few small old pencil annotations, some discolouration to plates and map, as usual. This book is scarce in its original boards. This is an important book on Irish geology. The author was murdered at the age of 40. £495.00


13738. Hay, George, Bishop of Daulis: The Sincere Christian Instructed in the Faith of Christ From The Written Word.

Dublin: P. Wogan, 1801. 472 pp. 17.5 x 10.5 cm. Volume 1 only, of two volumes. Decorative engraved title page. In a contemporary calf binding. Spine professionally relaid and repaired. New black and gilt spine label. Internally tight, but with some light browning and dustiness, with signs of use. The name Patrick Monnan on the ffep, and title page, but otherwise good. Essentially a catechism £125.00


11908. Henry, Matthew: The Communicant's Companion: or , Instructions for The Right Receiving of the Lord's Supper.

Belfast: Printed by George Berwick, North Street, for Alexander M'Donald, King Street new edition 1815. 22 by 13 cms. xv+432 pp. contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine separated by double gilt lines and gilt decorative motifs, original red spine label with gilt title. Rubbing to boards, wear to spine extremities, including loss of the top edge, a split of an inch between top of spine and front board, the binder did not have a steady hand when doing the spine title, internally tight and solid, some edge dustiness, the final page partly detatched along the gutter, without loss. Belfast printed books of this period are scarce.This is on page 46 of Anderson's Catalogue of early Belfast Printed Books, though this copy is by a different printer to that listed in Anderson, his printer is Ewart. £125.00


12353. Hodges, James: The New Practice of Piety: containing the Necessary Duties of a Christian Life: or the Means of acquiring every Virtue, the Remedies against every Vice, and Directions to resist all Temptations:

London: printed by J.Hodges at the Looking Glass facing St Magnus Church London Bridge 1749. Adapted to the genius of the present age whereby the ignorant will be awakened, the unbelieving convicted, the vicious awakened and reclaimed, and the religious confirmed in their holy resolutions and directed to walk in the favour of God and man. (18) 472 pp. contemporary calf, six panelled spine, raised bands, no spine label, some edgewear and rubbing to boards, engraved title page, no half title, a small tear on the title page, no loss, repairable, the engraved frontispiece not present, owner's name on front and rear endpapers dated 1799. A good copy for its age. Scarce. £150.00


13856. Horatii Flacci, Quinti (Horace): Opera. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit Ludovicus Desprez. Cardinalitus Socius ac Rhetor Emeritus, jussu Christianissmi Regis in usum Serenissimi Delphini ac Serenissimorum Principum Burgundiae Andium & Biturigum.

Dublin: editio duodecima, prioribus longe emendatior. A Leathley, W.& W. Smith, T. Wilson & T. Ewing 1767. Huic editioni accessere Vita Horatii cum Dacerii Notis, ejudem chronologia Horatiana & praefatio. 20 by 12.5 cms. 16+410+68 pp. with several decorative woodblock engraved head and tailpieces, the last 68 pp consist of the index. The book has been professionally rebound in brown cloth with a black and gilt spine label, and gilt lining, new endpapers. There are a few pages with some old light pencil annotation. The binder has put the date 1757 on the bottom of the spine in error for 1767. This is an attractive copy. We have not been able to ascertain if there are earlier Dublin printings of this work. £165.00


14510. Hoyle, Edmond: Mr Hoyle's Games of Whist, Quadrille, Piquet, Chess and Back-Gammon complete in which are contained the method of Playing and Betting at those Games, upon equal or advantageous terms.

London: Printed for Thomas Osborne, Stanley Crowder, Richard Baldwin n.d. Twelth edition 1760. Including the Laws of the Several Games. The Twelth Edition, to which is now first added, Two new cases at Whist never before printed; also The New Laws of the Game at Whist, as played at White's and Saunder's Chocolate Houses. 14.5 by 9.5 cms. x+214 pp. Separate title pages for different sections. The advertisment states that "No copies of this book are genuine, but what are signed by Edmond Hoyle and Thomas Osborne". Both signatures are there signed in ink. Recased in a modern full calf binding, gilt lining and blindstamped borders, and decorated edges to boards, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, gilt devices, and black and gilt spine label, new marbled endpapers, gold lined on pastedowns. Owner's old signature Aug 1854 on ffep. In very good condition. A scarce item. £495.00


8554. Hume, David. and Smollett, T.: The History of England.

London: Printed for William Allason a New Edition 1818. Hume wrote the 10 vols. from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the Revolution of 1688, while Smollett continued it in 6 vols. to the Reign of George II. An incomplete uniform set of 15 volumes. Vol VII of Hume missing. In full contemporary calf, a six panelled spine with raised bands with decorative gilt stamping. Marbled endpapers, frontispiece engraved portraits of the authors in the respective opening vols. no other plates called for. Rubbing, wear and some scuffing to boards, wear, and a little damage to two spine extremities. Internally tight , clean copies, no foxing anywhere. £250.00


17078. Hutcheson, Frances: An Essay on the Nature and Conduct of the Passions and Affections. With Illustrations on the Moral Sense.

London: Printed for J. and J. Knapton, John Darby, Thomas Osborne, Lauton Gilliver, John Crownfield, 1730. xxii + (2) + 333 + (2) pp. 20.5 x 12.5 cm. Hutcheson was born at Drumalig, outside Saintfield, County Down, and educated at Killyleagh and the University of Glasgow. Hutcheson's essay was one of the most important writings on moral philosophy in the early 18th century, widely translated and hugely influential throughout England, continental Europe, and America. It was perhaps most popular among the philosophers of the Scottish Enlightenment, having an important influence on David Hume and Adam Smith. First published in 1728, reprinted in 1730, and brought out in 1742 with revisions. In a contemporary blindstamped tooled calf binding, with a new gold-blocked maroon spine label. "Ex Libris Thomas Millar AD 1734", carefully written, in copperplate, on the ffep, and "William Stevenson New Lanark" on the title page. £450.00


6537. Hutchinson, Lucy: Memoirs of the Life of Colonel Hutchinson, Governor of Nottingham Castle and Town, Representiative of the County of Nottingham in the Long Parliament, and of the town of Nottingham in the first Parliament of Charles II etc.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme 2nd edition 1808. with original anecdotes of many of the most distinguished of his contemporaries, a summary ...of Public Affairs written by his widow Lucy...to which is prefixed the life of Mrs Hutchinson, written by herself. xiv+452 pp. 5 plates, one of which is a plan of Nottingham Castle, along with a folding genealogical chart of the Hutchinson and Apsley families. Half leather with marbled boards. An ex-library copy with old small lib. stamps on plates, library plate on front paste down, a few old paper repairs, some wear and rubbing to boards, generally clean internally, spine professionally strengthened, overall a used but good copy. Hutchinson, 1615-64, was one of those who signed the King's death warrant. Included in the Act of Amnesty he died in prison. These memoirs, by his wife, for her children, show him as a grave and courteous gentleman, wholly free from austerity and fanaticism. They were first published in 1806. £125.00


12465. Irving, Washington: A History of the Life and Voyages of Christopher Columbus.

London: John Murray, 1818. The First British Edition. In four volumes: Vol. I, xii+473 pp. with engraved folded map; Vol II, 490 pp. with a second engraved folded map; Vol. III, viii+411 pp.; and Vol. IV, vii+489 pp. Contemporary full dark-blue polished calf, five panelled spines with raised bands, highly gilt panels and gilt titles. Marbled foreedges. All four volumes have, on the front pastedown, a bookplate, with crest for Robert Quin Alexander, Acton House. This family owned Acton House in Co. Armagh, north of Newry. £350.00


13133. Jamieson, John: The Use of Sacred History; especially as illustrating and confirming the great doctrines of Revelation to which are prefixed two dissertations.

Edinburgh: A.Neill and Co 1802. Volume 1 only out of two vols. viii+464 pp. professionally rebound in cloth with new endpapers, gilt spine titling and lining and a new black and gilt spine label. In very good condition. The two dissertations are, first on the authenticity of the history contained in the Pentateuch, and in the book of Josua; the second proving that the books ascribed to Moses were actually written by him, and that he wrote them by divine inspiration. Jamieson, 1759-1838 was a Scottish Minister, lexicographer, philologist and antiquary. He was best known for his magisterial Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language. £45.00


5528. Jamison, Rev. A: An Appeal to the Members of the Church of Rome residing at Randalstown and its Vicinity.

Belfast: Printed for the Author 1827. 18 by 11 cms. 12 pp. Professionally recased in new burgundy covers, gilt title on spine. A scarce item of local history. £100.00


14325. Jocularia: "A Collection of scarce curious and elegant anecdotes, bon mots &c."

Portsea: Printed by W. Woodward n.d. c.1800 14 by 9 cms. 144 pp. hand coloured frontispiece, "The delights of the Chase." Two stamps from a previous 19th century owner. No title page. Copac list only one copy of this book, at Oxford. Although our title page is missing it is published by the same Portsea printer, and there is no doubt that this is another copy of the same title. In worn condition, as might be expected from a Georgian joke book. £245.00


16312. John Cumming and George Cowie and Co: An Abridgement of The History of Ireland from the Earliest accounts to the Present Time; on the plan of Dr Goldsmith's History of England;

Dublin: for John Cumming and George Cowie and Co, 1818. For the Use of Schools and Private Education, with exercises at the end of each chapter, and recapitulations at the end of each book and a chronological table. The Second Edition. iv+389 pp. 18 x 11 cm. The front and rear boards are the original calf but the spine is a modern cloth replacement with gilt lining, and reusing the original black and gilt spine label. Internally tight and clean. No author identified. In good condition. This is a rare title. Copac only lists one copy in the UK, at Cambridge. £350.00


16164. John Thompson & Co.: An Account of the Principal Pleasure Tours in Scotland: with a copious Itinerary of the great lines of road, and the several cross roads in the country.

Edinburgh: John Thompson & Co., 1821. Second edition. iv+174 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Eight plates, but no travelling map of Scotland or map of Lough Catherine, as called for. Half leather and marbled boards, gilt spine title. Showing some wear, endpapers partly gone but a tight copy, complete but for the two maps. A fair copy of a scarce title. No author seems to have been identified. £45.00


12101. Junius ( pseud. ): The Letters of Junius Vol. I.

London: Printed for John Wheble in Pater Noster Row 1792. 17 by 10.5 cms. v+197 pp. bound in contemporary calf, boards worn, a little loss of calf on the rear board, spine extremities worn, internally tight and clean. Junius was the pseudonym for a writer of letters in the Public Advertiser 1769-72 attacking George III and his Whig Ministers and encouraging, among other matters, freedom of the press. His identity is still unclear. £23.00


12989. Knox, Vicesimus editor: Elegant Epistles being a copious collection of Familiar and Amusing Letters, Selected for the Improvement of Young Persons, and for general entertainment from Cicero (et al) with an appendix containing letters from Sevigne, Balzac, Maintenon &c..

London: J. Johnston and 35 others 1803. 25 by 15.5 cms. 20+872 pp. A new edition, improved and enlarged. Bound in contemporary calf, five panelled spine with raised bands with faded gilt decoration and titling, the oval crest, gilt of Trinity College Dublin on front and rear boards. The binding has been quite worn but has been professionally restored. A Prize bookplate for Trinity College on the front pastedown is dated 1816, internally very tight and bright. Originally published in a set of six vols. £50.00


14482. L'Estrange, Sir Roger: Fables of Aesop and other eminent Mythologies with Morals and Reflections.

London: Printed for R. Sare, B. Took and M. Gillyflower, A. & J. Churchil, J. Hindmarsh and G, Sawbridge, 1694. The second edition corrected and amended. 32 by 20 cms. (8)+476 pp. with a pictorial frontispiece woodblock print of Aesop surrounded with birds and animals. Page 475/476, the final page, is a facsimile copy bound in. This copy lacks the second plate, an engraving of L'Estrange which is found in other editions. The front pastedown bears the bookplate of Francis Gwyn of Lansanor in the County of Glamorgan and of Ford Abby in the County of Devon 1698. In a contemporary calf binding, blindstamped rectangular panels to boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, no spine label. The spine has been professionally relaid, some scuffing and loss of surface leather to parts of the boards. Internally tight, bright and clean. Overall a good copy which shows some signs of its three hundred years. £750.00


13279. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W. trans. and editors: Plutarch's Lives of Illustrious Men translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical, and a new life of Plutarch.

Dublin: T.Ewing in Capel Street, 1771. First Dublin edition. Volume 3 only. 482 pp. with seven engraved plates, in a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, new spine label. Boards worn and scuffed but professionally restored. Internally tight and clean, the top corner extremity of many pages is a little ragged. This volume includes Sulla, Crassus, Pompey, Alexander, Cimon, Nicias, Lucullus, etc. The portrait plates are attractive. £32.00


14755. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W. trans. and editors: Plutarch's Lives translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical, and a new life of Plutarch.

Dublin: T.Ewing in Capel Street, 1771. Volume 2 only. 453 pp. with seven engraved plates, in a contmporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label. Boards worn and scuffed, internally tight and clean. This volume includes Caius Marcius Coriolanus, Timoleon, Paulus Aemilius, Pelopidas, Marcellus, Aristides, Cato the Censor, Philopoemen, Titus Quinctius Flaminius, Pyrrhus, Caius Marius, and Lysander. The portrait plates are attractive £32.00


11943. Langhorne, J. and Langhorne, W., translators and editors: Plutarch's Lives, translated from the original Greek with notes critical and historical and a new life of Plutarch by John Langhorne and William Langhorne.

Dublin: Printed by T. Ewing in Capel Street, 1771. The first Dublin edition. Volume V. only of a five volume set. 217 pp. + index. Engraved portrait of Dion. In contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label, rubbing and some wear to boards, small loss to upper spine extremity, otherwise tight and clean. £23.00


16041. Lauderdale, Earl of: An Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth and into the Means and Causes of its Increase.

Edinburgh: printed for Arch. Constable & Co. and London: T.N.Longman & O., Rees 1804. 6+482+86 pp. 21.5 x 14 cm. Bound with the second section, with a separate title page, "Observations by The Earl of Lauderdale on the Review of His Inquiry into the Nature and Origin of Public Wealth, published in the VIIIth edition of The Edinburgh Review", Edinburgh 1804. There are various tables in the text, and one folding table. Contemorary calf binding with original faded spine label. There is an old paper repair to the ffeps where presumably a name has been removed. Showing some wear and with some light tanning to some pages. A fair copy of a relatively scarce book. The 8th Earl was a great, great, grandfather of Prime Minister Arthur Balfour. £275.00


11533. Le Sage, Alain-Rene: Histoire de Gil Blas de Santillane.

Londres: Chez J. Nourse Libraire du Roi Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee 1769. Twelve books published in four volumes. 14 by 9 cms. Vol. I, 315 pp. 8 eng. plates, Vol. II, 273 pp. 8 eng. copper plates, Vol. III, 304 pp. 8 eng. plates, Vol. IV, 297 pp. 8 eng. plates. Three vols each have a one page list of books published by this publisher. A pencilled owner's name, Christopher Haliday Sept. 1770. Bound in contemporary polished calf, five panelled spine, with raised bands, gilt ruling and volume number, no spine labels. some age wear and rubbing, internally tight bright and clean, delightful illustrations, Showing its 230 years relatively lightly, a nice little set. Le Sage, 1668-1747, wrote this novel between 1715-1735, and its first English edition was published in 1747. £125.00


16893. Le Vaillant, (Francois): New Travels into the Interior Parts of Africa by the way of the Cape of Good Hope in the years 1783, 84 and 85.

London: G.G. and J. Robinson, 1796. Volume I and Volume III only, out of three. 21 x 13 cm. Volume I, i+288 pp. Volume III, 488 pp. No map. Volume l has five of the five copper-plate engravings called for: Encampment at the plantation of I. Slaber, View of the Cape of Good Hope, Male Anhinga, Encapement at Heere-Logement, and Passage of the Elephants-River. Three are folding, and two full page. Plate 1 fold repaired, plate 3 has a piece missing from lower part with partial loss of some titling, but restored; others complete. Vol III has only two of the six plates called for, Large Snouted Boar, and Black Ape. In contempoary calf bindings, with new spine labels. The upper and lower panels of Vol I have been professionally restored. Both volumes bear the bookplate of The Dromore Reading Society 1794. This Georgian library was in Dromore, Co. Down, but it did not survive and the books were sold in the early years of the nineteenth century. Internally bright and clean. Defective copies with local historical interest, and a few attractive plates of the Cape of Good Hope area. £175.00


12337. Leusden, Johanne: E Kaine Diatheke Novum Testamentum cum versioni Latina Ariae Montani...

Londini: F. Wingrave, J. Johnson, G.G. & J. Robinson, J. Scratcherd, J. Evans & Vernor & Hood 1794. 16.5 by 10 cms. 699 pp. two folded maps. The New Testament in Greek and Latin text, double columns. In contemporary polished calf, with six panelled spine separated with gilt lining, new spine label. Bookplate reading, "John Poulson's.... printed by Zachariah Poulson Jr." on front pastedown. Showing a little wear, edge rubbing, internally tight and clean. A good copy. ( Zachariah Poulson junior, posibly maybe the same printer of the period in Philadelphia? ) £125.00


12992. Ligorio, D. Alphonsi de: Theologia Moralis illustrissimi ac reverendissimi

Antverpiae: E Prelo Janssens et Van Merlen 1821. Editio caeteris Correctior. Tomus Secundus. 561 pp. bound in half calf and marbled boards, five panelled spine with gilt lining and original spine labels. Internally tight clean and unmarked. text in Latin. The second volume only of this work, originally in 4 vols? In good condition. £15.00


12618. Lockman, John: A Complete History of England by Question and Answer from the Invasion of Julius Caesar to the beginning of the year 1788.

London: Printed only for S. Crowder in Pater Noster Row 1788 The Fourth Edition corrected, improved, and considerably enlarged. Extracted from the most celebrated English Historians, particularly Rapin, Tindal, Hume, and Smollett and calculated for the Instruction and Entertainment of the Youth of both sexes. 443 pp. with four out of twelve woodcut illustrations called for. There is no indication of other plates having been bound in. Professionally recased in half leather and marbled boards, a new spine label in black with gilt lettering, gilt lining and borders, internally tight, bright clean and unmarked. The final page has had the bottom margin removed but this does not affect the book text, just the final line of printer instructions on placing the plates. This was a popular educational book through the eighteenth century with editions printed by a variety of publishers. This edition by this printer appears to be fairly uncommon. £100.00


9339. Macpherson, James: Original Papers; containing the Secret History of Great Britain, from the Restoration, to the Accession of the House of Hannover. To which are prefixed extracts from the Life of James II as written by himself.

Dublin: J. Enshaw, D. Chamberlaine and others 1775. Volume II only of this two volume work. xiv+690 pp. bound in contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, two original spine labels, minor wear to board edges otherwise a tight bright copy. This first Dublin edition was published in the same year as the London edition although in a different size. £100.00


12819. Malthus, T.R.: An Essay on the Principle of Population or, a view of its past and present effects on Human Happiness; with an inquiry into our prospects respecting the future removal or mitigation of the evils which it occasions.

London: John Murray 1817. Vol 1 only of three vols. The fifth edition with important additions. xvi+496 pp. in polished calf boards with narrow gilt edge decoration. New polished leather spines, six panelled with raised bands, gilt lining and gilt panel motifs with two new spine labels. Internally tight and generally bright and clean except for the ffep, title page few pages which have some very old water staining, which is light on the text pages but worst on the ffep and title page. Bears the bookplate on the front pastedown of George K. Smith whose name is written at the top of the ffep. Otherwise in very good condition. £125.00


15935. Mason, William Shaw: Statistical Account, or Parochial Survey of Ireland. Drawn up from the Communications of the Clergy. Volume II.

Dublin: John Cuming, London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Browne, and Edinburgh: Constable & Co., 1816. The second volume only, of three. lxxxvii+560 pp. 23 x 14 cm. Nine maps and plans, several folding. In its original boards. Corners bumped but otherwise in very good condition. Parishes in this volume include: Aghalee, Co. Antrim; Annahilt, Down; Arklow, Wicklow; Ballymascanlon, Louth; Ballymoyer, Armagh; Cahircorney, Limerick; Carrick, Tipperary; Clonmacnois, Kings County; Culdaff, Derry; Cloncha, Donegal; Devenish, Fermanagh; Faughart, Louth; Glenavy, Antrim; Inver, Donegal; Kilfergus, Limerick; Kilgeriff, Cork; Killuken, Roscommon; Killmacahill, Kilkenny; Kilmactige, Sligo; Kilmore, Roscommon; Kilrush, Clare; Ramoan, Antrim; Seagoe, Armagh; and Whitechurch, Wexford. £550.00


12808. McComb, William: The School of the Sabbath A Poem.

Belfast: 1822. 144pp. in original boards with a new cloth spine and spine label. The title page, prelims and frontispiece are missing. The poem and notes are complete. William McComb was a Belfast Teacher and bookseller. He published McComb's Presbyterian Almanacks from 1840-89. This book was published in Belfast in 1822 and in Glasgow in 1825. It is a poem in three cantos on the subject of sabbath schools. He was regarded as the Poet Laureate of Ireland's Presbyterian Church. Scarce, but a defective copy. £85.00


5487. McGhee, Robert: Important Letter to the Archbishop of Dublin on the Proposed Plan of National Education.

Belfast: Printed by Stuart and Gregg Guardian Office 108 High street 1831. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 12 pp..The pamphlet has recently been professionally recased in burgundy cloth boards, new end papers. In very good condition. An early 19th century Belfast printed pamphlet, scarce. £85.00


17935. Merouille S.J., P. Carolus: M.T. Ciceronis Orationes Quædam Selectæ, Cum Interpretatione & Notis Quas In Usum Serenissimi Delphini Edidit P. Carolus Merouille, S.J. Quibus Præfigitur Vita Ciceronis Per Annos Consulares Digesta. His Adjiciuntur In Tres Orationes .......

Dublin: Impensis P. Wogan, Old-Bridge, 1795. Editio Decima Emendatior. xxvii + 477 + (14) pp. 21.5 x 13.5 cm. In a contemporary calf binding, with modest gilt lining and an original gold-blocked black spine label. The spine has been professionally relaid and has new matching leather spine extremities. Owner's name, and date, 1813, on ffep. Internally very tight, clean, and unmarked. This Dublin printing is uncommon. There is no copy in the National Library in Dubln, and Copac currently show no Dublin printings in UK libraries £75.00


11923. Montesquieu, Charles de Secondat Baron de: Oeuvres de Montesquieu.

Paris: Chez Jean-Francois Bastien 1788. Nouvelle Edition Plus correcte et plus complete que toutes les precedentes. Five volumes complete. Vol I, cxl+438 pp. frontispiece portrait, two folding maps, Europe and the World, Vol II, xvi+574pp. Vol III, viii+509pp. Vol IV, 494pp. Vol V. vi+531pp. Half calf and marbled boards, some wear and rubbing to boards, the upper spine extremity of Vol. V has lost a little leather along the gutter, internally very tight, clean, bright. Despite a bit of external wear this makes a very nice set. £450.00


12333. Moore, James: A Narrative of the Campaign of the British Army in Spain, Commanded by his Excellency Lieut-General Sir John Moore authenticated by Official Papers and Original Letters.

London: Printed for J. Johnson 1809. The Fourth Edition. xvii+388+136 pp. with two folded maps. In contemporary calf binding, gilt lining and title along with blind stamped devices in panels, marbled endpapers, handcoloured plan of the action at Corunna, and a plan of Spain with the march of the British Columns. Owner's name on title page.This work, by Moore's brother, has a complicated publishing history being reprinted five times in the first year, and being revised and expanded for this fourth edition. There is no frontispiece portrait, and though earlier editions had two engraved views there is no indication of these ever having been present here. £295.00


12810. Moore, John: A View of the Causes and Progress of the French Revolution.

London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson, Paternoster Row 1795. Volume I only of two volumes. xi+449 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands gilt lining and original spine labels. Edge rubbing, spine damaged but professionally restored, internally tight, clean and bright. Despite spine wear, a good copy. Moore and his son visited Paris in 1792 and were eye witnesses to events, though they left before the trial of the King. he was a source for Carlyle. £125.00


12928. More, Sir Thomas: Utopia.

London: William Bulmer for William Miller, 1808. Volume 1 only. First edition, thus. clxxx + 141 pp. Frontispiece is engraved portrait of More. Two nice headpieces and a nice tailpiece, and two engravings illustrating the discussion of the edition of 1551. "A new Edition; With copious Notes, (including the whole of Dr. Warner's) and a Biographical and Literary Introduction by the Rev. T.F.Dibdin, F.S.A." Some neat marginalia, and some underlining. Recased in brown boards, with a gold-blocked spine, and black spine label. £50.00


6364. Moreri, Lewis, Edmund Bohun, Jeremy Collier et al: The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary; being a curious miscellany of sacred and profane history... collected from the best historians, chronologers and lexicographers... but more especially out of Lewis Morery, D.D. his sixth ed.

London: printed for Henry Rhodes, Luke Meredith, John Harris and Thomas Newborough 1694. Volume 1 and Volume 2 in one volume. Folio. Licence leaf dated 28th January 1691/2, precedes the title page which is in red and black, subscribers list, preface, no pagination, each page with double column text, with red and black title page for the second volume. a.e.g. Professionally recased in a black cloth binding with gilt spine title, new endpapers. The gilding on the page edges is now fairly rubbed. Internally very tight and clean, the final page has marginal chipping but unfortunately the penultimate page is missing except for a fragment, and the preceding page has a bottom corner torn off with some loss of text, otherwise in very good condition. This first English edition was translated and enlarged from Le Clerk's 6th edition of Moreri. vol. I, covers A to G, whilst vol. II, covers H to Z. A highly influential work first published in 1674 in Lyons it was eventually replaced by Diderot and the Encyclopaedie, though not before going through some 20 editions. This is a heavy book and additional postage will be needed. £950.00


16039. Muller, John: A Treatise containing the Practical Part of Fortification in four parts.

London: printed for W Strahan and eight others, 1774. Third edition, corrected. xxiv+302 pp. 21 x 13 cm. First published in 1755, and again in 1764. The four sections are: The theory of walls, arches and timbers; The knowledge of the Materials, their properties, qualities and the manner of using them; The manner of tracing a Fortress on the ground; The method of building Aquatics as Stone Bridges, Harbours, Quays, Wharfs, Sluices and Acqueducts. Illustrated with twenty-eight copper plates. "For the use of the Royal Academy of Artillery in Woolwich." Bound in full calf with a six-panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, and a modern black-and-gilt spine label. New endpapers, owner's signature on the title page, all plates folded and present, though some have a worn edge. A tight copy with some wear from use. There is an old ink inscription on the title page, "From Major Wilson to Lieut. Dubardieu", underneath which it has, "Captain Francis Dubardieu R.H.E." Francis Dubardieu's father, the Rev. John Dubardieu, was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son, Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Lieutenant (1823) and later, Captain (1836) in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany. On return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). In Hanover he published a booklet "Vorschlage zur Verbesserung des Bruckenbauwesens im Konigreich Hannover und anderen Theilen Norddeutschlands". Stade 1823. (Propositions for the improvement of bridges in the Kingdom of Hanover and other parts of northern Germany.) In 1830 he published a translation of a German military treatise "Instructions for the choice, fortifying, occupation, defence and attack of military positions", London 1830. Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects. This is a very interesting association copy. Scarce. £2000.00


14865. Mureti, M. Anthonii: Orationum Volumina Duo. Quorum Primium Ante aliquor annos in lucem prodijt, Secundum vero Recens est editum. Adiunximus etiam Caroli Sigoni Oratoris disertissimi Orationes VII.

Coloniae Agrippinae (Koln. Cologne) Apud Ioannem Gymnicum sub monocerote, 1595. 271+181(7) +93 pp. 16.5 by 10.5 cms. In a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, no surviving spine title. Spine extremities professionally restored, complex embossed centrepiece to boards, no endpapers, former owners names on title page, separate titlepage for the Caroli Sigoni Oration, decorative capitals, some early and late page edges a bit rough from wear. Text in Latin. It wears its 400 odd years quite well. £225.00


11492. Nugent, Thomas: Nouveau Dictionnaire Portatif des Langues Francoise et Angloise...

Paris: Chez Bossange, Massson & Besson 1797. Two volumes. 13.5 by 13 cms. Vol. I, xii+349. Vol. II, viii+552 pp. In contemporary calf, five panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels and original labels, boards quite worn and scuffed, spines faded, internally tight, the ffep of vol II has been torn with loss, and pages 380-382 have had a piece of the margin torn off with a little loss. Vol. I has a useful section at the rear, of Naval and Military terms in French and English for the use of officers in general. A charming, if worn survivor of the Franco-British Revolutionary and Napoleonic wars. £45.00


12458. Parke, Gilbert: Letters and Correspondence, Public and Private, of The Right Honourable Henry St. John, Lord Viscount Bolingbroke; during the time he was Secretary of State to Queen Anne.

London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson 1798. with State Papers, Explanatory notes, and a Translation of the Foreign Letters &c. Three Volumes out of four. Vol. I, xiv+510pp. Vol. II, 628pp. Vol. III, 611pp. In contemporary speckled calf, six panelled spines with some gilt ruling, original title labels and new matching volume number labels, some wear to joints, the front pastedown has the bookplate for Thomas Philip earl de Grey Wrest Park. St John Henry 1st Visc. Bolingbroke, 1678-1751 was a freethinker and politician. A key figure in the Tory Party of Anne's Reign, he became Secretary of State in 1710. He opposed the Hanoverian succession and fled to France after 1715 to become the Old Pretender's Secretary of State. He returned home in 1723. These papers were saved by his Undersecretary and passed thereby into the possession of the Earl of Hardwicke. This was their first publication. This was the first and only edition. Unfortunately we do not have Vol. IV. £695.00


12560. Paterson, Lieutenant-Colonel: A New and Accurate Description of all the Direct and Principal Cross Roads in England and Wales, and part of the Roads of Scotland...

London: Longman, Hurst rees Orme and Brown Paternoster Row and Mr. Faden, Charing Cross Fifteenth Edition 1811.. xvi + 540 pp. with eight maps as called for, half leather and marbled boards, the spinestrip has been rebound in cloth with gilt lining and new spine label. A little edge rubbing but internally in very clean tight condition, maps as originally folded, in very good condition, a very nice copy. £95.00


17349. Payne, John: Universal Geography Formed into a New and Entire System Describing Asia, Africa, Europe, and America; ..

Dublin: Zachariah Jackson, 1793-1794. ...With Their Subdivisions of Empires, Kingdoms, States, and Republics: The Extent, Boundaries, and Remarkable Appearances of each Country, Cities, Towns, and Curiosities of Nature and Art. Also Giving A General Account of the Fossil, and Vegetable Productions of the Earth, and of every Species of Animal: The History of Man, in all Climates, Regions, and Conditions; Customs, Manners, Laws, Governments, and Religions:The State of Arts, Science, Commerce, Manufactures, and Knowledge: Sketches of the Ancient and Modern History of Each Nation and People, to which is added, A Short View of Astronomy, as Connected with Geography; of the Planetary System to which the Earth belongs; and of the Universe in General. Volumes 1 and II of a three-volume set. Vol. I. xv + 894 pp. Vol. II. 792 + 415 + xxxiii +10 pp. 27.5 x 22 cm. There are no maps or plates in these volumes, although copies exist where the maps and plates have been bound into a separate volume. Full contemporary leather bindings. The spines have been professionally restored. Six panelled spines with raised bands, and some faded gilt lining. Each volume has one original spine label, and one new label to replace the missing original. The boards are a bit worn and rubbed, but the books are internally good, tight and clean. Universal Geography was first published in London in 1791, and it is unclear if the maps were omitted from this first Irish edition: there is no evidence that the maps were included. Vol I is dated a year later than Vol II. Vol. I covers Asia and Africa, with an appendix covering Commodore Byron's First Voyage, Captain Wallis's first voyage, Captain Cartaret's Voyage, and Lieutenant Cook's First, Second and Third Voyages. Volume 2 covers Europe, including Great Britain, and the Americas, north and south. In all a comprehensive account of the world as seen through European eyes at the end of the eighteenth century. £225.00


12595. Pearson, John: An Exposition of the Creed.

London: Printed by J.F. for Job. Williams and are to be sold by Richard Davis (1669).. The Third edition revised and now more enlarged. 31 by 20.5 cms. (6) 398 pp. bound in contemporary calf, blind ruling, six panelled spine with raised bands and original spine label. Title page with text in black and red lining. Engraved woodblock headpiece and a few decorated capitals. There is some very old, but minor, annotation and pen lining. The bottom 4.5 cms of the title page has been neatly cut off but at some point has had a new strip laid down to replace it. this title page has several old signatures, and some lightish staining. At some point a very fine stilletto type blade has been stabbed into the book leaving a closed tear of 1cm through the first 200 pages. There is no loss, and it does not affect readibility, it sounds much worse than it actually is. The text block is otherwise tight clean and satisfactory. There is some edge rubbing and the upper spine extremity has been restored £295.00


16052. Pemberton, Henry: View of Isaac Newton's Philosophy.

London: Printed by S. Palmer, 1728. (50) + 407 pp. 29 x 23 cm. Engraved titlepage vignette, twelve unnumbered engraved folding plates, six engraved headpieces, five tailpieces, and six decorative engraved initials by J. Pine, after J. Grison. A large copy with wide margins. The boards have been professionally, but lightly, restored, the rear board having had some old shallow cuts made on it. Corners are a little tender. New front and rear endpapers. There is an old ink owner's inscription on the title page, "From the Rev. John Dubardieu to his son Capt. Dubardieu Rl Artillery" with, in a different hand, underneath "Frances Dubardieu decec. Royal Hanoverian Engineers". John Dubardieu was Rector of Annahilt, Co. Down, and the author of "A Statistical Survey of Co. Down" (1802) and "A Statistical Survey of Co Antrim (1812). His fourth son Capt. Robert Rawdon Hastings Dubardieu, c.1784-1861, was serving as a Captain in the Royal Hanoverian Engineers in Germany by 1836. On his return to Ireland he was employed by the Newry Navigation Company. He later became County Surveyor for Sligo (1834-36) and Louth (1836-40). (Ref. Dictionary of Irish Architects). The book was intended for the general, albeit intelligent, reader. It was the first book to be wholly printed in a Caslon Roman font. The elegant head- and tail-pieces depict scientific scenes. There is a lengthy and distinguished list of subscribers. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, and original spine label. £950.00


15607. Pennant, Thomas: Some Account of London.

London: Printed for J. Faulder and 13 others, Fifth edition with considerable additions, 1813. viii + 660 pp. 26 x 17 cm. Folding panorama of London and Westminster, folding panorama of the Great Fire, and thirteen other plates. All plates present as called for. Contemporary boards with modern spine label. Armorial and pastoral bookplate on front pastedown of Sybil Mary Gella Scott of Penmaenucha and Athog, who, in 1915, married Major Charles Llewlyn Wynne-Jones. A few scuffs to boards, o/w in good condition. £100.00


5433. Phillips: The Speech of Mr Phillips in the Court of Common Pleas, Dublin in the Case of Guthrie v. W.P.B.D. Sterne for Crim. Con.

Bristol: Printed by Joseph Routh, 3 Narrow Wine Street, 1815. 16 pp. 22.5 x 14.5 cms Paper covers, a little edge wear. Guthrie was an Irish lawyer whose wife was seduced by Sterne with whom she eloped. This eloquent speech reduced the jury to tears and damages of £5000 were awarded to the Plaintiff. A nice if fragile Bristol printing of a famous Dublin judgement. £45.00


12477. Pilkington, Mrs: Goldsmith's History of the Earth and Animated Nature, abridged, containing the Natural History of Animals, Birds, Fishes, Reptiles & Insects.

London: Vernor, Hood and Sharpe; J. Harris and others. 1810. On the plan recommended by Mrs Hannah More. For the Use of Schools, and Youths of both Sexes. xv+411 pp. 22 x 13.5 cm. illustrated with 16 engraved plates dated Ja. 1st. 1803. Bound in contemporary polished calf, the front board bearing the titlle, "Arthur Moloney's Premium", gilt, with original faded spine label. Shows some edgewear and rubbing, internally tight, a little dustiness, some light spotting towards the end. Overall in fair/good condition. Bears a decorative bookplate on the front pastedown. "At the School of the Revd. Josh. Hutton this premium was obtained by Arthur Moloney on account of his Diligence Dec. 1810". This seems to be the School of the Rev. Joseph Hutton at Summer Hill in the north side of Dublin. £95.00


12811. Pluche,Noel, Antoine.: Nature Delineated being Philosophical Conversations wherein the Wonderful works of Providence in the animal, Vegetable and Mineral Creation are laid open; theSolar and Planetary System, and whatever is curious in Mathematicks explain'd.

London: Printed for James Hodges at the Looking-Glass on London Bridge 1740. The second edition with large additions. Volume III only out of four. 17 by 10.5 cms. (22) 370 (14) pp. with a frontispiece and 20 copper plate engravings, many folded, all in excellent, originally folded condition, the final plate has been bound in upside down, new endpapers, internally tight, bright and unmarked. Recently professionally rebound in half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with gilt lining, and a new black and gilt spine label, gilt decorative edging to leather on boards. Although only a single volume, a handsome book, with attractive plates in very good condition. Difficult to find complete. Pluche lived from 1688-1761. Translated from the French by John Kelly, D. Bellamy, and J. Sparrow. A very popular work of this period. £150.00


15781. Polignac, Cardinalis Melchioris de: Anti-Lucretius Sive de Deo et Natura, Libri Novem.

London: Johannem Nourse, 1751. Editio Secunda. Tomus Secundus. Second volume only, of two. 256+16 pp. 16.5 x 9.5 cm. Books five to nine, and an index. Bound in contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands. Spine label missing, o/w a good tight clean copy. £35.00


14867. Pomponius Mela and Caius Julius Solinus: De Orbis Situ Libri III. & C. Julius Solini, Polyhistor.

Basileae: (Basel) Per Sebastianum Henricpetri 1595. 15.5 by 11 cms. (18) 398 pp. decorative capitals, beautiful woodcut device, or printer's mark, for the publisher, the two boards are contemporary but the spine has been professionally replaced in similar syle with five panels, raised bands and a new red and gilt spine title. There is a small worm hole from the title page margin through the margins to p.200. The book block is tight and clean, the ffep has edge damage from the wormhole, and with some old annotation to the title page "(12) August 24 1693." The front pastedown has the bookplate for the earl of Roden and this may be the date of accession for his library. £350.00


12214. Pope, Alexander: An Essay on Man to which is prefixed The Life of the Author; with observations on his Genius and Writings.

London: Thomas Tegg 1811. 16 by 10 cms. 126 pp. two title pages the first, dated 1812 has a vignette of Pope reading, by Thurston, the second title page is dated 1811. Contemporary polished calf with a blind stamped, small diamond pattern, and a small gilt edged pattern, five panelled spine with some gilt decoration and title label, marbled endpapers and fore edges. Spine rather worn, gilt faded, professionally relaid, new endpapers, boards in good order but gilt a bit faded, internally tight, very clean and bright, generally a good copy. £50.00


13741. Porny, Mr: The Practical French Grammar.

Dublin: Printed by P. Wogan No. 15 L. Ormond Quay 1812. viii+372+4 pp. in a contemporary calf binding but with a modern spine professionally laid down with gilt lining and new spine label. Showing some wear but overall in good condition. £65.00


12464. Prior, Matthew: Poems on Several Occasions by the late Matthew Prior.

London: J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper, and H. Lincot ; C.Hitch, J. Hodges 1754. Two volumes. 17 by 10.5 cms. Vol. 1, 20+402+6, engraved portrait frontispiece, three further sectional title pages. Vol. II, lxxii+236 pp. engraved frontispiece and two further engraved plates, one other sectional title page, both volumes with many head and tail pieces. Both volumes are bound as a set but Vol. II is printed by a different printer, C. Hitch and J. Hodges, as the fourth edition. Bound in contemporary calf six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining, original spine label on vol. I but a new label to match on vol II. a very small upper spine edge repair by our binder to vol I. Internally tight, clean and unmarked. The front endpaper has a small stamp of a tree with motto below and the name F.A. Ancketill, an Irish family. Three old cuttings of poems are pasted on the front and rear pastedowns as well as the ffep of vol I. We have to assume that this is a scrambled set, the first volume by one publisher, the second by another in the same year. This would seem to fit with the bibliographical information in the BL. but we are open to correction. Prior was a Poet and Diplomat, as well as a Whig, whose principal claim to fame was his role in concluding the Treaty of Utrecht. His political career was ruined by Tories on the accession of George I. £225.00


10049. Raffles, Lady Sophia: Memoir of the Life and Public Services of Sir Thomas Stamford Raffles, particularly in the government of Java, 1811-1816, Bencoolen and its Dependencies 1817-1824.

London: James Duncan 37 Paternoster Row A new edition, in two volumes, 1835. with details of the commerce and resources of the eastern archipelago and selections from his correspondence. Vol. 1. xi+437 pp. Vol. II. vi+468 pp. with 5 illustrations, a Frontispiece portrait, a folded plate of Rafflesia Arnoldi, a facsimile letter, a folded map of Singapore Island, and a folding map of the Eastern Archipelago. half leather and marbled boards, five panelled spines with raised bands, Morroco labels, decorative gilt device on raised panels, gilt titles, and a small blind stamped motif, marbled boards and foreedges, boards are edge rubbed, some corners a little bumped, a little light foxing to the frontispiece portrait and its tissue guard, a previous owner has neatly inserted and pasted several newspaper cuttings from the Times, (1908-1919) related to Raffles and Singapore, on the ffeps of both volumes, one small cutting on the margin of one page in Vol.I, the ffep of Vol II has a few light pencil annotations. £750.00


9973. Raspe, Rudolf Erich: The Surprising Travels and Adventures of Baron Munchausen. (Exceeding all other Travellers!!!) Also an Account of A Voyage into the Moon and Dog Star.

London: Printed for and sold by T. Hughes, Ludgate Street, and J. Bysh, Paternoster Row A New and Complete Edition 1826. 20 by 11.5 cms. iv+70+iv+61 pp. coloured frontispiece on the first title page, there was a folding coloured plate facing the title page half of which is missing. In original boards, some edge rubbing, the bottom inch of the spine label is missing, internally clean and tight. The two parts were first published in 1786 and 1792 and this is a good example of an early nineteenth century copy of this popular book. £200.00


10125. Richardson, Samuel: The History of Sir Charles Grandison. in a Series of Letters published from the originals by the Efditor of Pamela and Clarissa. In Seven Volumes. Vol VII and last.

London: Printed by S. Richardson, and Dublin: Re-printed by and for H. Saunders in the corner of Christ Church Lane 1754. One volume only of seven of the first edition. 17 by 10.5 cms. 390 pp. with an index historical and characteristical to the seven volumes of this work. professionally recased in burgundy boards with a six panelled spine separated by gilt lines and with a new black morocco spine label. Some wea, rbut overall in fair condition internally. First printed in London in 1753/54 this Dublin printing is part of an early Dublin printing. Pity it is only vol vii. £95.00


11488. Robertson, William: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V.

London: Printed for T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies Ninth edition 1798. 14.5 by 9.5 cms. In Four Volumes. Vol. 1, xi+408 pp. Vol II, 334 pp. Vol. III, 414 pp. Vol. IV, 372 pp. with 12 full page engraved plates, including frontispieces. In a contemporary calf binding, with gilt ruling and a decorative blind stamped panel to boards, spines have been professionally replaced with modern calf to match, six panelled spine divided by gilt ruling gilt spine title, author and date, marbled endpapers, internally bright, clean and tight. A very nice set of a work first published in 1769. £195.00


10717. Robertson, William: The History of the Reign of the Emperor Charles V. with a View of the Progress of Society in Europe from the Subversion of the Roman Empire to the beginning of the Sixteenth Century.

London: W. Sreahan, T. Cadell and Edinburgh: J. Balfour A New edition 1782. In four volumes, Vol. I, xv+372 pp. frontispiece portrait of the author, Vol. II, 376 pp. frontispiece, Vol. III, 460 pp. frontispiece, Vol. IV, 335 pp.+index and frontispiece. Bears the bookplate of Henry Savage Yeames, a contemporary diplomat whose papers are in the Public Record Office London. Full polished calf, six panelled spine with original spine labels and highly decorative gilt design, some minor scuffing, edgewear, corners bumped, gilding has minor fading here and there but is otherwise in quite fresh condition given its age, some scattered foxing in vol III internally very bright, tight and clean, a handsome set of a classic text. £400.00


14305. Rogers, Samuel: The Pleasures of Memory the sixth edition with some other Poems.

London: Printed for T. Cadell in The Strand and C. Dilly in the Poultry. 6th ed. 1794. 16 by 10.5 cms. viii+124 pp. with one tissue guarded engraved plate by T. Stothard. (There is no indication that there may have been other plates bound in, though on Copac this edition is listed as being with plates.) signed S.R. on the introduction page. In contemporary dark green leather binding, both boards with a decorative narrow gilt edge border and small corner panels, six panelled spine with gilt stamped floral vase in panels and an original red and gilt spine title, light rubbing to spine extremities, corners bumped. Internally tight and unmarked. Marbled endpapers. One page bears the discrete stamp of a previous owner (c.1840). Overall a very good copy. Apart from his most famous work this contains also, "Ode to Superstition", "The Sailor an Elegy", "Verses on a Tear", Sketch of the Alps at DayBreak", "A Wish", and "An Italian Song". Samuel Rogers, 1763-1855, was an influential poet and central figure in London's literary world. A Nonconformist he made his fortune as a banker, amassed a splendid art collection and supported fellow poets and writers. Of, "The Pleasures of Memory" Byron said, "there is not a single vulgar line in it." A nice copy. £55.00


16099. Rumphius, Georgius Everhardus, (George Everhard): D'Amboinsche Rariteitkamer, Behelzende eene Beschryvinge van allerhande zoo weeke als harde Schaalvisschen, te weeten raare Krabben, Kreeften, en diergelyke Zeedieren, als mede allerhande Hoorntjes en Schulpen, die men in d' Amboinsche Zee vindt....

Amsterdam: Jan Roman de Jonge, Boekverkoper, 1741. Second edition. 41 x 26 cm. Half title, engraved frontispiece, dated 1705, (from first edition), full title printed in red & black with engraved vignette of Amboina, 8-page introduction, 12-page table of contents, engraved portrait + 340 pp + 43pp (index), with 5 large engraved vignettes, and 60 full-page copper engravings. Bound in contemporary full calf, seven panelled spine with raised bands, gilt decorative panels, original (chipped) spine label, marbled endpapers, a marginal closed tear on one page, not affecting text or vignette. Rumphius, 1627-1702, was a Dutch naturalist born in Hanau in Germany and employed by the Dutch East India Company. He spent most of his life on the Island of Ambon and did not live to see the appearance of his book. He named most of the common Pacific shells. This is a handsome copy of a scarce edition of this Amboinish Curiosity Cabinet, by the "Pliny of the Indies". Copac only list one copy, in the B.L. The top left corner of the spine has been professionally restored. £5000.00


1901. Russell, Lady Rachel: Letters of Lady Rachel Russell.

London: 1809. Seventh Edition. clxxi + 351pp. Three engravings advertised but only two bound in, contemporary brown leather binding, some wear to boards, a few stains internally but otherwise good, prefixed by an introduction vindicating the character of Lord Russell against Sir John Dalrymple and the trial of Lord John Russell for high treason. First published in 1773. £48.00


9434. Rymer, Thomas. de Rapin Thoyras, and Whatley, Stephen ( translator. ): Acta Regia, or An Account of the Treaties, Letters and Instruments between the Monarchs of England and Foreign Powers....

London: Printed for J. Darby, A Bettesworth, F. Fayram and several others 1726, 1727. Published in Mr Rymer's Feodera which are the basis of the English history and contain those authorities which rectify the mistakes that most of our writers have committed for want of such a collection of records. Translated from the French of M. Rapin, as published by M. Le Clerc. With the heads of the Kings and Queens curiously engraved by Mr. Vandergucht. In 4 uniform volumes. Vol I. Henry I to the accession of Rich. II, 28+400pp+index, 9 engraved plates, also a list of books published for these booksellers and a life of Mr. de Rapin. Vol. II. Rich. II to Ed. IV. 427pp+index, 4 engraved plates, Vol III. Ed. V, to Queen Mary, 420 pp. +index, 5 engraved plates. Vol. IV. Eliz. I, to the death of James I, and the marriage treaty of Prince Charles to Henrietta Maria of France to which is an appendix, 542pp+index, 2 engraved plates. Contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised boards and new appropriate spine labels, boards with narrow double gilt line around edges, boards are worn from age and usage but are all tight copies, clean and relatively fresh, the plates are in very good condition and are present for all monarchs save Richard II which shows no sign of being bound in. There are a few old light water stains here and there, a nice set. £595.00


18461. Savary, M: Letters on Greece: Being a Sequel to Letters on Egypt and Containing Travels through Rhodes, Crete, and Other Islands of the Archipelago....

Dublin: Printed for Messers L.White, P. Byrne, J. Moore, and B. Dornin, 1788. First Dublin printed edition, after the first English and French editions of the same year, "...with Comparative Remarks on Their Ancient and Present State, and Observations on the Government, Character, and Manners of the Turks, and Modern Greeks. 406 + (8) pp. 21.5 x 13 cm. Half leather and marbled boards, marbled foreedges and endpapers, minor shelfwear and rubbing, internally very tight and bright, a very good copy. This Dublin edition was not published with the map found in the English edition of that year. Savary's travels through Greece, etc, started in 1779, after his sojourn in Alexandria. £350.00


11938. Scott, John: Sketches of Manners, Scenery, &c in the French Provinces, Switzerland, and Italy. With an Essay on French Literature.

London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1821. vi+519 pp. half leather and marbled boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and blindstamping, original plum and gilt spine title, some edge rubbing and ligt wear to boards and spine, internally some very light spotting starting, ink annotation on end page and reverse. Bookplate on front pastedown for Rev. J Stack and a label for John Nelis Bookseller Bookbinder Omagh. £125.00


10745. Scott, Walter: Rokeby A Poem.

Edinburgh: John Ballantyne & Co. and London: Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Browne 1813. The eighth edition, 27 by 21 cms. 330+cxvi+3 pp. Recently professionally rebound in, mid-brown, half calf with marbled boards and endpapers, seven panelled spine with raised bands gilt lining and gilt decorative devices to panels, a narrow blindstamped pattern to calf. Internally very tight and bright, there are a few very light spots here and there and former owner's names, Wm. C. Sherrard, Catherine st. Limavady and William Dysart, Londonderry 1813 are found on several pages. The marbled foreedges are a bit faded, but this is overall a very handsome copy. Rokeby was first published in 1808 and was probably one of the less popular of his historical poems. £225.00


12349. Semple, Miss: The Costume of The Netherlands Displayed in Thirty Coloured Engravings after Drawings from Nature by Mrs Semple with descriptions in English and French.

London: Ackermann's Repository of Arts, 1817. 30 pp. + 24 acquatint hand-coloured prints of Dutch costume, out of 30 called for. 37 x 26.5 cm. The date of publication on most of the drawings is January 1st 1817: on the titlepage, and on drawings 4 and 7, March 1st 1817. The engraved titlepage incorporates a coloured vignette of five figures in a coastal scene, including a fisherman with his nets, a gentleman conversing with a lady, and a square-rigged boat. The engraver is W Bartlett. A page then notes "The following Drawings, being correct representations of the Costumes of the Netherlands, (each subject having been sketched from Nature) may be found interesting at this time when British valour has made that part of the continent familiar to the Public." Miss Semple seems to have known the country and its inhabitants, and seems to have had little trouble in getting them to pose for her. Her brief descriptions of the illustrations are a joy, full of wit and acute observation and understanding, and are given in English and French. In a contemporary dark-green leather binding with six panelled spine with raised bands, and very extensive gilt decorative detailing to boards and spine. Internally dusty, with some spotting and light fingering to foreedge of plates. Henry Manley's copy, with the name written neatly on the titlepage, and the date 1824. The six plates that have been removed are numbers 12, 14, 16, 17, 25, and 28. £750.00


12115. Sharman, John: Astronomical Dialogues for the Instruction of Youth.

Dublin: Printed by John Jones, no 40 South Great Georges Street and sold at no. 22, Dawson Street 1821. 17.5 by 10.5 cms. 76 pp. Quarter leather with marbled boards. First published in 1810 and no further editions known. Boards showing some wear and rubbing, hinge splitting at the bottom of the rear board, internally tight, clean, unannotated. Framed in question and answer format. In good condition. £95.00


14650. Shenstone, W.: The Poetical Works of Will. Shenstone.

London: Printed at the Apollo Press by George Cawthorn No 132 Strand. Bookseller & Printer to her Royal Highness The Princess of Wales, 1801. Volume II only of two volumes. With the life of the author, and a description of the Leasowes. 191 pp. 14 x 8.5 cm. Engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's binding with spine label. Front hinge split at the top and bottom of the spine. Neat inscription at top of the title page, "John C. Magowan London Apr 9th 1836", otherwise good. £25.00


4058. Shenstone, William: The Poetical Works of William Shenstone, with The Life of the Author, and a Description of The Leasowes

London: Jones & Company, 1833 xvi + 256pp, 9.7 x 5.7 cm, in gold-blocked, full-calf, binding, with gold-blocked, black, spine label. Marbled edges. William Shenstone, 1714-1763, English poet, born Halesowen, Worcestershire. 1753 inherited estate - The Leasowes - and spent most of his income on landscape gardening. 1737 saw the publication of his best-known poem, The Schoolmistress, foreshadowing Gray's Elegy. His pastoral ballad was commended by Gray and Johnston. £45.00


12457. Shenstone, William: The Works in Verse and Prose, of William Shenstone Esq. Most of which were never before printed. In Two Volumes with Decorations.

London: Printed for R. and J. Dodsley in Pall-Mall 1764. The first edition. Two Volumes. 21 x 13 cm. Vol. I, viii+345+(6) pp. engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette of a kingfisher on title page, and four charming small engraved vignettes as head and tailpieces. Vol. II, 392 pp. engraved frontispiece and the engraved Kingfisher vignette on title page, along with two small engravings and an engraved folded map of The Leasowes. In polished calf, six panelled spines with raised bands, some gilt lining, and original spine labels. In Volume 2 the bookplate with crest for Ranfurly (Lords Northland, Dungannon, Co Tyrone) is pasted over an earlier bookplate, a copy of which is in Volume I , and which may be that of Baron Congleton, (?) In 1769 a third volume containing letters was published. Shenstone was a minor, but admired, poet and landscape theorist. £175.00


9812. Sibbes, Robert: The Soules Conflict with It Selfe and Victory over It Selfe by Faith.

London: (M. Flesher for R. Dawlman, 1635). First edition (?) xix + 728 + 14 (of 18) pp. 17 x 11 cm. The title page is missing, as are pages 99 to 112, and pages 159-160, along with the final four pages of the index. In gathering Aa2 the even pagination has not been printed, and there is no indication that pages 99 to 112 and pages 159-160 were ever present. The initial nineteen pages is an address "To the Christian Reader", dated "Grayes Inne, July. 1. 1635". The book is in a modern cloth binding, black, blocked gold. The print block is in good condition, although in two places a needle or pin used as a book mark has left rust in a few margins. Robert Sibbes, 1577 - 1635, was an influential Puritan Divine. £295.00


12462. Smollett, Dr.: The Adventures of Sir Launcelot Greaves.

London and Bristol: Geo. Virtue, n.d. (1819). Two volumes in one. 262 pp. engraved title page with vignette, and with two other engraved plates, by Hawkins. The engraved plates are dated May. 1st, 1819. This is a volume in Cooke's Pocket Edition of Select Novels or Novelist's Entertaining Library containing a complete Collection of Universally Approved Adventures, Tales &c by the most esteemed Authors superbly embellished. Half calf and marbled boards, five panelled spine with gilt lining and gilt devices in the panels, gilt title, some edge rubbing, internally very tight and clean. The front pastedown has a bookplate with the elaborate arms and crest of Guy Stone, of Barn Hill, County Down - between Comber and Belfast.. £85.00


12011. Sparke, Edward: Thysiasterion Vel Scintilla Altaris Primitive Devotion in the Feasts and Fasts of the Church of England

London: Printed by J. Redmayne, Jun. for T. Basset and J. Brome and are to be sold by J. Williams at the Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard 1682. The Seventh edition revised by the author. With additions upon the Three Grand Solemnities last annexed to the Liturgy: consisting of Prose, Poems, Prayers and Scriptures. (38) 640 (5) pp. page 641 is misnumbered as 433. The Appendix has a separate title page also dated 1682, with 40 engravings, no frontispiece portrait. Copac lists only one copy of this edition but gives the number of preliminary pages as 40 whereas this has 38 but no evidence of any missing page. Recently professionally rebound in calf, with blind stamped and gilt edged boards, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt lining and blind stamped panel centres, black and gilt spine labels, new marbled endpapers. £495.00


16842. Stackhouse, Rev. Thomas: A Defence of the Christian Religion from the Several Objections of Modern Antiscripturalists. Wherein the Literal Sense of the Prophecies Contained in the Old Testament, and the Miracles Recorded in the New, Is Explained and Vindicated.

London: Printed for Edward Symon over against the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, 1731. (30) + 509 + (3) pp. 20 x 13 cm. Decorative woodcut head and tailpieces and decorated capitals, Bound in contemporary polished calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, and new gold-blocked black spine label. Slight scuffing to boards, internally very tight and bright, though there are light traces of an old waterstain to the first twenty or so pages. No internal marking. The last three pages are a list of books printed for Mr Edward Symon. Overall in very good condition for its 285 years. £295.00


12374. Steele, Richard: The Guardian Volume the First.

London: Printed for Jacob and Richard Tonson. n.d. (1713). Volume 1 only of two. 355 pp. engraved title page with vignette of a bust of Shakespeare. Contemporary calf, six panelled spine with raised bands, original red and gilt spine label, headpiece, contains issues 1-85. relatively minor wear, some rubbing to spine extremities, no ffep, a margin tear on one page, no loss, in good condition. £55.00


10124. Sterne, Laurence: The Works of Laurence Sterne M.A. in Seven Volumes. Vol. IV and V.

Dublin: Thomas Armitage College Green 1774. Volumes 4 and 5 from a set of 7. 17 by 11 cms. Vol. IV. vii+315 pp. The Sermons of Mr Yorick. Vol. VI. 331 The Sermons of Mr Yorick. contemporary polished calf, six panelled spines with raised bands, original red and black spine labels, very minor wear to boards and a very small foreedge stain to vol. v., attractive engraved title pages, internally in lovely, clean tight condition. This is an early Dublin printing, the first collected works seems to have been published there in 1760's. The two volumes comprise a complete copy of The Sermons of Mr Yorick. £65.00


15122. Swift, Jonathan Dr.: Miscellanies The Ninth volume.

London: Charles Davis and C. Bathurst, 1751. Fourth edition. 278 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Original but worn calf boards with a modern professional replacement spine, gilt lined and titled with a modern black and gilt title. Some ornamented tailpieces, headpieces and decorated capitals. In fair/good condition. Internally tight and bright. Contents include: Drapiers Letter V., Intelligencer No I, V, VII, XV, A Vindication of His Excellency John, Lord Carteret, Considerations on two Bills relating to the Clergy of Ireland, Presbyterian Plea of Merit, A complete collection of Genteel and Ingenous Conversation, A Proposal for giving badges to the beggars in Dublin, and several others. £35.00


15123. Swift, Jonathan Dr. and others.: Miscellanies The Sixth volume.

London: Charles Davis and C. Bathurst, 1751. 316 pp. 17.5 x 11 cm. Original but worn calf boards with a modern professional replacement spine, gilt lined and titled with a modern black and gilt title. Some ornamented tailpieces, headpieces and decorated capitals. In fair/good condition. Internally tight and bright. Contents include: A Proposal for the Universal Use of Irish Manufacture, The last speech and dying words of Ebenezer Elliston, Some arguments against enlarging the power of the Bishops, A humble address, Account of the execution of Wood, A Short View of the state of Ireland, A letter from Captain Gulliver to his Cousin Sympton, The Intelligencer No 3, The Intelligencer No. 19, A Proposal for an Act to pay off the Debt of the Nation, An Examination of certain abuses in the City of Dublin, and several others, including three on the Sacramental Test. £35.00


12010. Symon, Patrick Lord Bishop of Ely.: A Commentary Upon the Two Books of Samuel.

London: Printed for Ri. Chiswell at the Rose and Crown in St. Pauls Churchyard 1703. 21 by 17 cms. 616 pp. contemporary calf with some blind stamped tooling to front and rear boards. these have been professionally restored to a new calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, gilt ruling and gilt floral devices, new spine title and gilt date to spine lower extremity, internally, very tight and clean, there is old ink annotation to the rear endpapers but nowhere else. A restored but attractive copy. The author was famous for his commentaries on the Old Testament. Scarce. £150.00


16207. Taplin, William: The Sporting Dictionary and Rural Repository of General Information upon every subject appertaining to The Sports of the Field.

London: for Vernor and Hood, and 4 others, 1803. Volume 1 only of two volumes. xii+526 pp. 21.5 x 13.5cm. With three steel engravings, in contemporary calf with a six panelled spine with gilt decoration, and a new burgundy and gilt-lettered spine label. Previous owner's name and date, 1818, on title page, and page 1. The boards and spine have been professionally restored. A tight clean copy, but with some wear to the boards. Overall fair/good. £54.50


10122. The Royal Kalendar:: The Royal Kalendar: or Complete and Correct Annual Register, for England, Scotland, Ireland, and America, for the year 1813.

London: J. Stockdale Piccadilly 1813. 18 by 11 cms. x+396 pp. Corrected to the 30th April 1813. containing - England, Lists of both Houses of Parliament, all the State, Law, Revenue, and Public Offices at the Court, in the City of London, and different parts of the Kingdom, the Army and Navy, Baronets, Universities. Scotland, All the Peers, Baronets, State, Law, Revenue and Public Offices, Universities, Physicians &c. Ireland, all the Peers, Baronets, also the Law, State, Revenue and Public Offices, Bankers, Deans &c, Colonies, Governors, Law and Revenue Officers &c. Professionally rebound in a new burgundy cloth binding with six panelled spine with gilt lines separating panels and a new black spine label. Internally a small old faint stain to the corner of the first 40 pages otherwise in very good condition. A mine of useful information, sometimes includes salary. Army and Navy lists included. £95.00


10367. Thomson, James: The Seasons containing Spring, Summer, Autumn, Winter.

Edinburgh: Oliver & Co, 1803. 215 pp, 12.5 x 8.5 cm, with two engravings out of four called for, in contemporary calf, spine restored but showing internal wear, a fair copy only. £40.00


12332. Thomson, James: The Seasons.

London: W. Suttaby, Crosby & Co. Scatcherd & Letterman and C. Corral 1808. 13.5 by 7.5 cms. xiv+168 pp. contains also, The Life of Thomson, Hymn, and Ode on the Death of Mr Thomson by Mr Collins. Engraved frontispiece, engraved by L. Taylor from a painting by H. Singleton, and engraved title page with vignette in contemporary polished calf with a most attractive gilt decorated spine with red and gilt spine label. Owner's name and date on title page, bookplate with crest for James N. Frood on front pastedown. A little edge rubbing, and corners bumped but otherwise a very nice little copy. £45.00


12615. Thomson, James: The Works of James Thomson with his last corrections and improvements to which is prefixed an account of his life and writings.

Dublin: Printed for R. Bell in Capel Street and Charles Brown in Parliament Street 1764. Two volumes bound as one. 449 pp. 17.5 x 10 cm. Engraved frontispiece portrait and four other copperplate engravings illustrating The Seasons, "I.Ridge Sculpt." Includes: The Seasons, Poems on several occasions, Brittania, Liberty, The Castle of Indolence a poem to the memory of Lord Talbot, and a poem to the memory of Sir Isaac Newton. In contemporary calf with six panelled spine, raised bands, gilt ruling and panel devices, modern gold-blocked spine label. Internally tight, bright and in very good condition. Bears a stamp with crest of F.M. Ancketill, a County Down landowner, on the ffep. The first Contents page lists all of the contents, for both volumes: a second Contents page, neither paginated nor included in the general pagination, follows page 230, and lists the contents of the second volume. This Dublin edition is not listed in Copac, and there seems to be no copy in NLI. A later English edition is listed in Copac, so this earlier Dublin printing may be unrecorded. £275.00


12905. Thornton, Robert John: A Family Herbal or Familiar Account of the Medical Properties of British and Foreign Plants also their uses in dying, and the various arts, arranged according to the Linnean System.

London: Printed for B. and R. Crosby and Co. Second edition, considerably enlarged and approved 1814. 24 by 15 cms. xxviii+898 pp. illustrated by a frontispiece portrait and 258 engravings from plants drawn from nature by Henderson, and engraved by Bewick of Newcastle. Professionally rebound in new green cloth boards with gilt lining to spine and a new black and gilt spine label, new endpapers. Internally a tight copy but there is an old waterstain affecting the title page and contents pages, c25pp. Old signature on top of the title page. The final index page is missing. Otherwise in very good condition. The illustrations are rather attractive. The author was a member of the University of Cambridge, of the Royal College of Physicians, Lecturer on Botany at Guy's Hospital etc. £235.00


11534. Tibulli Albii (Albius Tibullus): Albii Tibulli Carmina Libri Tres cum Libro Quarto Sulpiciae et Aliorum.

Lipsiae: Ioannem Fredericum Iunium 1777. 21.5 by 13 cms. lxxii+205 pp. bound in contemporary calf with a modernmatching calf spine with gilt ruling and spine title. Albius Tibullus, c54-19 BC was a leading Roman elegiac poet. bears the bookplate with crest of Maxwell Carpendale.This is a member of the Maxwell family from Monaghan and Down. This may be Maxwell Carpenter, 1795-1856, the son of Jane Maxwell ( Carpendale ) of Falkland Co. Monaghan, who married T.W. Carpendale in 1782? £40.00


9997. Tooke, John Horne: Epea Pteroenta or the Diversions of Purley.

London: Thomas Tegg A new edition 1829. Volume II only of two vols revised and corrected by Richard Taylor with numerous additions from the copy prepared by the author for republication: to which is annnexed his Letter to John Dunning. 590 pp. full calf binding, small blindstamped border with single gilt line to front and rear boards, five panelled spine with shallow raised band, gilt lining and decorative panels. boards rubbed and rather worn, the top couple of inches of front board splitting, rubbing and loss of gilding to spine, a little foxing to endpapers and title page otherwise tight and good. The 1829 edition is regarded as the best one of this elaborate philological treatise, very influential in the nineteenth century. £75.00


12015. Trimmer, Sarah Kirby: A Description of a Series of Prints taken from the New Testament designed as Ornaments for those Apartments in which Children receive the Rudiments of their Education.

London Printed and Sold by John Marshall n.d. 1796. 10 by 9 cms. 239 pp.+lxiv plates. Two vols bound as one. Professionally rebound in cloth with black and gilt spine title. The first vol has lost the title page and first 24 pages. The plates vol. with its separate title page is complete. Plates dated 1790. The first vol. is a description of these delightful engravings illustrating New Testament history. We have full descriptions of plates 9-64. The British library date this edition to 1796. It was reprinted several times in the early nineteenth century. There is some very old light pencil annotation in the margins of most plates giving them their title. A defective copy showing some wear but a scarce educational book from the end of the eighteenth century. £95.00


12510. Vigiri, Francisci, Hoogeveni, Henrici and Zevnivs, Ioannes: Francisci Vigeri Rotomagensis de Praecipvis Graecae Dictionis Idiotismis Liber cum animadversionibvs Henrici Hoogeveni, qvibvs adivnxit et svas Ioannes Carolvs Zevnivs.

Lipsiae (Leipzig) Caspari Fritsch 1777. (18)+676+(46), in a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, original spine label. boards a little rubbed and the spine lowest panel is restored. Internally clean and tight, no annotation. Text in Greek and Latin. Previous owner's inscription on a prelim "Edward Hamley 1785". £55.00


18459. Volney M. C-F.: Travels Through Syria and Egypt, in the Years 1783, 1784, and 1785.

Dublin: Messrs. Burnet, White, Byrne, W. Porter, Moore and Dornin, 1788. Translated from the French. Volume 1 only, of 2 Volumes. xvi + 557 + (16) pp. 21 x 13 cm. Folded map of Egypt and folded map of Syria. Full tree calf binding, gilt lined spine and original spine label. A small area of leather on the rear board is scuffed. Edgerubbing, and bottom corners rubbed and worn. There is some shelfwear, but internally tight, clean, and unmarked,apart from a light brown line across the map of Syria. Maps neatly folded. Overall a good copy of this first volume. "Containing the present Natural and Political state of those countries, their Productions, Arts, Manufactures and Commerce, with Observations on the Manners, Customs and Government of the Turks and Arabs." £125.00


18265. Voltaire: Oeuvres de M. De Voltaire.

Amsterdam: Chez Etienne Ledet et Compagnie Revue corrigee & considerablement augmentee, avec des Figures en Taille-douce1738. Nouvellee edition. Tome Premier. xxxii + 349 pp. 22 x 14 cm. 11 engaved full-page illustrations. Vignette on the title page, decorative head and tail pieces. Vellum spine and marbled boards. There is heavy rubbing and wear to the marbled boards, a tiny inkstain on page 24, not affecting the text, and old light pencil annotation translating odd words,. Contents include four-page introduction, "Privilegie", in Dutch, Preface sur la Henriade, Traduction d'une Lettre de Mr Cocchi sur ce Poeme, Histoire Abregee de la Henriade, Ide'e de la Henriade, La Henriade, Essay sur le Poeme Epique. This was the first epic poem in French. Denied a Licence to publish in France Voltaire went to the Netherlands where the book was published in The Hague about 1723. The first French edition was in 1728. £150.00


11909. Wharton, Thomas editor: The Union: or Select Scots and English Poems.

Edinburgh printed for Archibald Monro & David Murray 1753. 15.5 by 10 cms. 144 pp. in a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands, decorative gilt panels and original spine label, red and gilt. Showing relatively minor wear to boards, internally tight, clean and fresh, a very nice copy of this title. It was actually published in Oxford by William Jackson. It contains an early printing of Grey's Elegy, poems written by Dr. Samuel Johnson under the pseudonym, Mr Hammond, and Tears of Scotland by Smollet. £250.00


12354. Whiston, William: The Genuine Works of Flavius Josephus the Jewish Historian. Translated from the original Greek, according to Havercamp's accurate edition

Dublin: Printed by R. Reilly for George Ewing Bookseller at the Angel and Bible in Dame's Street 1751. Volume V only out of five. 360 pp + 138 unnumbered pages, these last being five separate indexes to the five-volume set: 1 - Sources and Histories of the Old and New Testaments; 2 - Authors Quoted; 3 - The OT parallel to Josephus Histories; 4 - Places; and 5 - Men and Memorable Things. Contains the bookplate of Henry Jenney, Esq, with elaborate arms and crest, on the front pastedown. (Motto: Sapere et Fari.) Jenney has signed the title page, and put the date November 8th 1749. Title page printed in red and black, endpapers not present, front joint tender, contemporary calf, quite worn, edge rubbed, six panel spine, raised bands, faded gilt decoration and original red and gilt spine label, internally clean. £50.00


12294. Willyams, Rev. Cooper: A Voyage up The Mediterranean in His Majesties Ship The Swiftsure one of the Squadron under the command of Rear-Admiral Sir Horatio Nelson...with A Description of the Battle of the Nile on the first of August 1798.

London: Printed by T. Bensley Bolt Court for J. White Horace's Head Fleet Street 1802. 29.5 by 24.5 cms. xxiii+309 pp. illustrated with 41 acquatint plates after drawings by the author, a folded chart, and an engraved dedication page, marbled endpapers. Half leather, red morocco, and marbled boards six panelled spine divided by gilt lines with gilt title and date. The spine has been professionally relaid, showing a little edge rubbing and shelf wear, internally very tight and bright. A very nice copy of this work. Willyams was a Clergyman serving on board and this is one of the best descriptions of the battle. £2250.00


16116. Young, Edward: The Complaint; or Night Thoughts, on Life, Death, and Immortality, with the Life of the Author.

London: Thomas Tegg, 1823. xi+312 pp. 17 x 10 cm. One of the great Georgian devotional books. Engraved frontispiece and titlepage. Contemporary decorated leather binding, with key-pattern gilt border to both boards. Professionally-restored five-compartment decorated spine, and original spine label. "Mr Hazledine, Moreton Villa, 1827" neatly written on reverse of ffep. Firm, clean, print block. £45.00


15334. Young, Edward: The Works of the Author of the Night-Thoughts.

London: J. Buckland, W. Bowyer, J.&F. Rivington, et al, 1774 Revised and corrected by himself. Three volumes from a four volume set. 17 by 11 cms. Vol. 1, 252 pp. Vol III. 274 pp. Vol IV. 285 pp. Engraved frontispiece plates to Vols I and III. In a contemporary calf binding, six panelled spine with raised bands and modest gilt decoration. Showing some wear and rubbing but overall in good condition for their age. This was the fourth edition of the authorised edition of the author's works. £95.00

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