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Antiquarian pre-1850

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Antiquarian pre-1850

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1 Allen, Thomas (descriptions by) Lancashire Illustrated, from original drawings by S. Austin, J. Harwood, and G. & C. Pyne, &c. &c.. with descriptions.
London H. Fisher, R. Fisher, and P. Jackson 1832 
4to. [iv], 112pp, 110 illus on 57 plates (including engraved vignette title and frontis; and there is a small woodcut on text page 84). Bound in (late 19thC?) half red leather and cloth, gilt and blind-decorated raised bands on spine (but no title), title gold-blocked on the upper board, extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, edges tinted. Some offsetting of the plates, but generally text pages very clean, some spotting on some plates (perhaps half of them so affected, none very badly), small damp marks in fore and/or tail-margins of the last 13 plates (not affecting images). 
Price: 450.00 AUD
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2 Allom, Thomas: The Counties of Chester, Derby, Leicester, Lincoln, and Rutland, Ilustrated. From original drawings by Thomas Allom. With historical and topographical descriptions by T. Noble and T. Rose.
London Fisher, Son, & Co. [1836-37] 
4to. 76pp, engraved title, 36 plates with tissue guards (two views per plate). Original green cloth, decorated in blind and gilt, the extremities a trifle rubbed. All edges gilt. Many of the plates have a little light spotting, but generally a nice clean copy. Very good. 
Price: 550.00 AUD
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Tortura Torti : siue, ad Matthaei Torti Librum Responsio...  / Opuscula quaedam posthuma., ANDREWES, Lancelot (1555-1626), Bishop of Winchester
3 ANDREWES, Lancelot (1555-1626), Bishop of Winchester Tortura Torti : siue, ad Matthaei Torti Librum Responsio... / Opuscula quaedam posthuma.
Londonii Robert Barker 1609 
[title continues] qui nuper editus contra apologiam Serenissimi Potentissimique Principis, Iacobi, dei Gratia, Magnae Britanniae, Franciae & Hiberniae, Regis pro iuramento fidelitatis. Londini: excudebat Robertus Barkerus, serenissae Regiae Maiestatis typographus, anno 1609. [8], 402pp, woodcut initials and headpieces. STC 626 [ESTC S122435], lacking the final blank leaf. BOUND WITH: Reverendi in Christo Patris, Lanceloti, Episcopi Wintoniensis. Opuscula quaedam posthuma. London: Excudebat Felix Kyngston pro R.B. [Richard Badger] & Andrew Hebb, 1629. [Supplementary title]: Two Answers to Cardinall Perron, and two speeches in the Starr-Chamber, by the right Reverend Father in God, Lancelot, late Bishop of Winchester – ‘normally bound following main title (as A3), though it properly belongs at the beginning of part 2’ (STC 602 [ESTC S122313]). [xvi], 32, 31-200; [ii], 88 (last blank). The first section of this part comprises the dedication and five essays, each with title-page (verso blank). The second section (as supplementary title above) comprises four essays, each with title (verso blank). Concio ad clerum in synodo Provinciali Cantuariensis provinciæ ad D. Pauli. Die XX February MDXCIII; Concio Latinæ habita, coram Regia Maiestate Vo Augusti MDCVI. In aula Grenvici; Quæstionis nunquid per jus divinum. Magistratui liceat a reo jusiurandum exigere?; De usuries, theological determination; Responsiones ad Petri Molinæi epistolas tres; Stricturæ: or, A briefe answer to the XVIII chapter of the first booke of Cardinall Perron’s reply written in French by Mr. Casaubon in Latine; Stricturæ: or, A briefe answer to the XX chapter of the first booke of Cardinall Perron’s reply...; Speech delivered in the Starr-Chamber against the two judaicall opinions of Mr Traske; Speech delivered in the Starr-Chamber concerning vowes, in the Countesse of Shrewsburies case.
Rebound in full leather – early 20th century? – decorated with blind-stamped devices, extremities only a trifle rubbed, new endpapers, all edges tinted red; trimmed by the binder to 207x1655mm (the margins tight but no loss of text); spine title ‘Andrewes Opera Posthuma'. The first four leaves quite age-tanned, tiny clean tear to foot edge of main title, but thereafter remarkably clean and crisp. ***Lancelot Andrewes (1555-1626) was an English clergyman and scholar, who held high positions in the Church of England during the reigns of Queen Elizabeth I and King James I. He was in turn Bishop of Chichester, Ely and Winchester, and oversaw the translation of the Authorized (King James) Version of the Bible. His 'Tortura Torti' - a learned work which grew out of the Gunpowder Plot controversy - was written in answer to Bellarmine's 'Matthaeus Tortus' which had criticised James I's own book on the oath of allegiance. This collection of his works includes several of his numerous sermons and essays. 
Price: 1500.00 AUD
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4 BREWER, J.N. The Beauties of England and Wales : or, Original delineations, topographical, historical and descriptive, of each county, embellished with engravings. Vol XII - Part II.
London J. Harris 1813 
544, 156pp, List of Books &c, Index, engraved plates. Half calf (raised bands and gilt decorations on spine), marbled boards (some surface rubbing), marbled edges. Extremities a little rubbed, upper joint cracked at the foot but binding firm. Occasional spotting but mostly clean. Good to very good. ***Oxfordshire & Rutlandshire. 
Price: 100.00 AUD
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5 DUGDALE, Sir William. The History of St Paul's Cathedral in London from its foundation. Extracted out of original charters, records, leiger-books, and the manuscripts. Beautified with sundry prospects of the Old Fabrick, which was destroyed by the fire of that city, 1666.
London Published by Edward Maynard, DD. Printed by George James, for Jonah Bowyer 1716 
Second edition, corrected and enlarged by the Author's own hand. To which is prefixed his Life, written by himself. ALSO: Appendix in Historiam Ecclesiae Cathedralis S. Pauli; Diversa, Ad majorem istius operis illustrationem continens. AND: A Brief Historical Account of the Cathedrals of York, Durham and Carlisle; as also the principal collegiate churches in the Province of York. Extracted from authentic records, and other authorities. (Bowyer, London, 1715). Folio. xxiii, 210pp, 11 plates (9 folding), 29 full-page engravings by W. Hollar and J. Harris / 76pp (last blank) / 88pp / [20]pp (Index), [2]pp (list of subscribers), [2]pp (errata/directions to binder). Misnumbering of pages has 51/52 repeated and 117/118 omitted, but no pages missing. Contemporary full calf, spine decorated in gilt with raised bands, gilt rules on the boards. The spine is dulled and has classification number written at the foot, extremities slightly rubbed, upper joint cracked above and below the top and bottom raised band, but binding solid, slight surface wear to the leather, but in very good condition. Bookplates on front paste-down (Ex Libris / SSM Kelham, with classification number written on the plate) and fep (Frances Louisa Swayne). The title-page heavily browned and brittle around the margins, the following leaf less so, some scattered foxing and offsetting throughout, but generally clean and in good condition. The directions to the binder refer to 12 plates but only 11 are present and (despite a bookseller's annotation referring to 12) there is no sign that the other was ever present. A very good copy.
From the library of Kelham Hall, Nottinghamshire, which was used in the 20th century by The Monks of the Society of the Sacred Mission as a theological training centre. 
Price: 1500.00 AUD
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6 NIGHTINGALE, Rev. Joseph. The Beauties of England and Wales : or, Original delineations, topographical, historical and descriptive, of each county, embellished with engravings. Vol X - Part III.
London J. Harris 1815 
756pp, [24]pp index, engraved plates. Half calf (raised bands and gilt decorations on spine) with marbled boards (sligjht surface rubbing) and edges. Extremities a little rubbed, corners a little more so. Occasional light spotting. Very good. ***Middlesex. 
Price: 120.00 AUD
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Remarks on the Beauties of Poetry [and]  An Inquiry Into The Beauties of Painting; and Into The Merits Of The Most Celebrated Painters, Ancient and Modern [and] Observations On The Correspondence Between Poetry and Music., Webb, Daniel.
7 Webb, Daniel. Remarks on the Beauties of Poetry [and] An Inquiry Into The Beauties of Painting; and Into The Merits Of The Most Celebrated Painters, Ancient and Modern [and] Observations On The Correspondence Between Poetry and Music.
London R. and J. Dodsley 1762-1769. 
First edition of 'Remarks' (1762) and 'Observations' (1769), third edition (1769) of 'An Inquiry'. Small 8vo. [ii], 123pp; xvi, 200pp; vi, 155pp; [4]pp publ adverts. Full contemporary calf with spine title label, extremities rubbed, a little more so at the joints and head and tail of spine, some discolouring on the boards. Top edges coloured, the others darkened, internally clean. Long (faint) note in pencil on the front free endpaper, and longer note in ink on the following blank (an extract of a critique of Young's 'Night Thoughts'), seemingly in the hand of the (contemporary? - certainly not recent) owner whose name appears on the front paste-down. A very good copy. ***The Irish-born Webb (1719–98) spent most of his working life in Bath. These three important treatises on aesthetics comprise his main work. 
Price: 550.00 AUD
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8 WILLIAMS, T. H. Picturesque Excursions in Devonshire and Cornwall. Part I. Devonshire.
London Printed for J. Murray and J. Harding 1804 
Royal 8vo; x (last blank), [ii], 9-40 (includes list of subscribers), 108pp, frontis (engraved title), title-page vignette, 21 full-page etched plates, 4 engraved illustrations in text. Contemporary full tree calf, spine decorations in gilt, title-label, extremities a little rubbed, but very good. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Walter George King and small (contemporary?) bookseller's label (J. Pollard, Truro) on front paste-down. The half-title has a small neat inscription 'The gift of my brother William' and at the foot of a blank leaf at the rear is another owner's name dated 1845. There is some light offsetting from the plates, and a few pale spots to some, otherwise very clean and in very good condition. ***Thomas Hewitt Williams, engraver, active 1800-28; professional artist and tutor of Samuel Prout, also portrait painter; exhibited Royal Academy 1801-1814; lived first in Plymouth then in Exeter. He made a series of tours in Devon, largely on foot, and wrote guides illustrated by his own etchings and lithographs. This work comprises three descriptive tours: in South Devon, following the Tamar from St Budeaux; to North Devon from Plymouth via Okehampton; and in South Devon from Tamerton to Fingle Bridge on the River Teign. No Cornwall volume appeared, although Williams did later publish 'The Environs of Exeter'. 
Price: 880.00 AUD
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