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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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Apophthegms New and Old, collected by the Right Honourable, Francis Lo. Vervlam, Viscount St. Alban., BACON, Francis.]
4 BACON, Francis.] Apophthegms New and Old, collected by the Right Honourable, Francis Lo. Vervlam, Viscount St. Alban.
London Printed for Hanna Barret and Richard Whittaker, and are to be sold at the Kings Head in Pauls Church-yard 1625 
12mo. [ii] (title, verso blank), 308pp (last blank). The title within a narrow double-ruled border, text within a wider double-ruled border, leaving a blank marginal column (for notes?). Contemporary full calf, neatly rebacked with the unlettered spine laid down. Hinges strengthened with Japanese tissue. Lacks a preliminary blank leaf? Title-page is slightly off-centre and a little rubbed along its head edge. The text somewhat offset on some pages in the latter third of the book. A good to very good clean copy. 
Price: 3500.00 AUD
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5 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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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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The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness : or, A Discourse of Temperance..., TRYON, Thomas.
7 TRYON, Thomas. The Way to Health, Long Life and Happiness : or, A Discourse of Temperance...
London Printed by H.C. for R. Baldwin 1691 
[title continues] ...and the particular nature of all things requisite for the life of man as all sorts of meats, drinks, air, exercise &c., with special directions how to use each of them to the best advantage of the body and mind. Shewing from the true ground of nature whence most diseases proceed and how to prevent them. To which is added a treatise of most sorts of English herbs with several other remarkable and most useful observations, very necessary for families. The whole treatise displaying the most hidden secrets of Philosophy, and made easie and familiar to the meanest capacities, by various examples and demonstrances. The like never before published. Communicated to the world for the General Good by Thomas Tryon, Student in Physick. The Second Edition, with amendments. 8vo. [xiv], 500pp. BOUND WITH: 'A Dialogue Between an East-Indian Brackmanny, or Heathen-Philosopher and a French-Gentleman, concerning the present affairs in Europe' (18pp, printed for D. Newman and R. Baldwin: London, 1691). Contemporary full calf, raised bands (but no lettering or label) on spine; the joints rubbed with some cracking near head and tail, some loss of leather at the head and (less so) tail. The free endpapers and the first few leaves with slight creasing at the corners, rear paste-down with childish pencilled scribbling. A good clean copy. Owner's name (contemporary?) on front endpaper. Loosely inserted manuscript note dated 13/8/55 [1855?] reads 'With love from Aunt Alice. This book will amuse you'. ***First published 1683. Tryon (1634-1703) was a Christian ascetic who was influenced by Hinduism and Pythagorean ideas and published numerous works on a wide range of subjects, including education, health, nutrition, abstinence from alcohol and tobacco, the treatment of slaves. This was an influential work on vegetarianism. 
Price: 2500.00 AUD
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