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A list of books, mainly of the 16th-19th centuries. (Last updated 1 July 2014)
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20647 ALLEN, William. BRIEF REMARKS UPON THE CARNAL AND SPIRITUAL STATE OF MAN. with some observations upon the nature and true worship and gospel ministry. [First edition?], London: printed by William and Samuel Graves, 1817. 12mo, (165x109mm), 27p. Disbound. Publication number 25 from the Tract Association of the Society of Friends, the series number at the tail of the title. COPAC locates only a single copy of this printing but does record several copies of an edition published in the same year and printed by Thomas Bensley; but as to which edition has precedence of issue? £30.00

17988 AMERICAN TRACT SOCIETY. THE MONTHLY DISTRIBUTOR; or, specimens of new tracts. [New York:] American Tract Society, [1841]. 12mo, (188x113mm), 4,20,24p. occasional slight spotting. Original printed wrappers, slightly dust-soiled. Contains numbers: No. 424 Eternal life of eternal death awaits you. No. 425 Can you die tranquil by Adolophus Monod. No. 427 A gift for the aged. £15.00

16024 ANDRIES, Judoco. FAUSTUS, ANNUS, MENSIS, HEBDOMAS, DIES, HORA, MOMENTUM ULTIMUM CHRISTIANI. Monasteri Westphaliae [Münster]: typis Bernarde Raesfeldi [Bernard Raesfeldt], 1643. 12mo, (125x75mm), [12],550p. 2 wood-cuts in the text, minor paper faults in K12 and Z5 and generally lightly browned throughout, early owner's signature at the head of the title. Contemporary calf, edges and backstrip rubbed, front joint repaired. Later bookplate of the bibliotheca SS Redemptoris. Ad S. Mariam Magdalenam, Brussels, with their rubber-stamp on the title verso. The first published work of the Jesuit Judoco Andries (1588-1658), sometimes called Joes Andries. £125.00

16206 [ANON.] THE CHRISTIAN'S CLOSET-PIECE. Being an exhortation to all people to forsake their sins. Which too much reign in the present age: as pride, envy, hatred, disobedience to parents, drunkenness, Sabbath-breaking, and whoredom; the causes of our miseries... London: printed and sold by J. Evans, [1810.] 8vo, (186x125mm), 8p. browned and printed on extremely fragile paper. As issued in original self wrappers, split along the spine. £30.00

18311 [ANON.] A NEW MANUAL OF DEVOTIONS. In three parts, Part I. Containing prayers for families and private persons. Part II. Containing offices... Part III. Consisting of an office for the holy communions... Fifteenth edition, corrected. London: printed for W. Ginger, J. Beecroft, [and thirteen other named London booksellers], 1771. 12mo, (153x97mm), [2],xxx,484,[10]p. perhaps wanting a half-title, some occasional spotting. Near-contemporary sheep the surafce of which is rubbed in patches, rebacked. Estc locates only three copies of this uncommon edition of a popular contemporary devotional work. A previous owner has taken exception to some of the devotions included herein by overscoring totally a few words on one page. Furthermore a large section on pages 18 and 19 have been excised with a single pen stroke removing the request for '... mercy upon all Jews, Turks, Infidels, and heretics... King George... and all the Royal Family...' one wonders if this was done by a Jacobite and/or Catholic. £180.00

20288 [ANON.] A WEEK'S PREPARATION. TOWARDS A WORTHY RECEIVING OF THE LORD'S SUPPER, after the warning of the church for the celebration of the Holy Communion... Fifty second edition, London: printed by assignment, from Sam Keeble for Bathurst, Beecroft, Dod, Rivington,... 1764. 12mo, (155x89mm), [2],viii,168p. engraved frontispiece and title, small piece torn from the tail margin of C3 & 4 with some loss of the catchword. Modern full calf bound by Warner & Son of Winchester with their ticket on the front free pastedown, a very small area of leather missing from the head of the backstrip, the front joint slightly rubbed and a little faded at the head of the rear cover, backstrip tooled in gilt and the sides framed with a bind roll. (ESTC 79478). ETSC locates only the British and Bodleian Library copies of this the final edition of a fundamental work of private devotion in preparation for receiving the Eucharist. First published in 1679, it rapidly became a standard work of the period then passing through fifty-two editions. The work contains a number of meditations and prayers aimed at assisting those preparing for Holy Communion to do so worthily and was superceded by the New week's preparation... which continued in use until well into the Nineteenth century. £125.00

16038 ARNOLD, Thomas. SERMONS. 2 volumes, [vol. 2 subtitled:] With an essay on the right interpretation and understanding of the scriptures. London: v1: printed for C.J.G. & F. Rivington; v2: printed for B. Fellowes, 1829-32. 8vo, (225x145mm), xvi,401,[2 adverts]; xvi,484,[4 adverts]p. A clean, crisp, indeed one may dare say perhaps unread copy in original boards, backstrips worn and the front cover of vol.1 detached. Signature of J. Louisa Fellowes on the front free endleaf of vol.1 and the front cover of vol.2. Bookseller's ticket of John Stacy of Norwich in vol.1; and the ticket of Merridew's subscription library, Warwick in vol.2. the adverts in vol.2 are given over entirely to a four-page announcement of the forthcoming first number of Tait's Edinburgh Magazine; vol.1 also contains a 16p catalogue of Longman's publications, dated June 1829, sewn on to the front free endleaf. £65.00

11903 [BARRINGTON] Shute, Bishop Of Durham. GROUNDS OF UNION BETWEEN THE CHURCHES OF ENGLAND AND ROME considered, in a charge delivered to the clergy of the diocese of Durham, at the ordinary visitation of that diocese in the year MDCCX. London: printed by William Bulmer; and sold by T. Payne; Rivingtons; Hatchard; Hanwell, Cooke, Oxford; Deighton, Cambridge and the bookellers at Durham, and Newcastle upon Tyne, 1811. 4to, (262x210mm), [4],14p. some slight dust-soiling. Disbound. (Unrecorded Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context) £35.00

14238 BELL, Thomas. THOUGHTS ON THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE EXISTENCE OF A DIETY. Alnwick: Thomas H. Bell, printer, November, 1826. Single leaf (187x220mm), printed in two columns. Slightly soiled and a little frayed at the edges. A rare piece of Alnwick printing from the press of Thomas Bell, better known as a bookseller and stationer of Newcastle. Bell registered a press in Alnwick in 1827 but apparently printed nothing but title pages to his own collection of ms. and ephemera; of which he was a rapacious collector. This sheet was presumably printed before he registered his press in accordance with the requirements of the Seditious Societies Act of 1799. £50.00

14239 [BELL, Thomas.] THOUGHTS ON THE DEMONSTRATION OF THE EXISTENCE OF A DIETY. [Alnwick: Thomas H. Bell, printer, 1826.] Single leaf (187x220mm), printed in two columns. Slightly soiled. A rare piece of Alnwick printing from the press of Thomas Bell, we have seen another issue of this broadside with Bell's imprint. The two variants show slightly different settings and a howling typo in the first word on this issue lead us to suppose this could be the earlier state. Bell is better known as a bookseller and stationer of Newcastle. Bell registered a press in Alnwick in 1827 but apparently printed nothing but title pages to his own collection of mss and ephemera; of which he was a rapacious collector. This sheet was presumably printed before he registered his press in accordance with the reuqirements of the Seditious Societies Act of 1799. £50.00

15798 BIBLE. THE NEW TESTAMENT of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ. Cambridge: printed at the University Press, [1953.] Brevier 16mo, (150x115mm), 384p. Original hardback boards, blocked in gilt on the front cover: To commemorate the coronation of her Majesty Queen Elizabeth 2 June 1953. £10.00

6280 BIBLE 1526. New Testament Tyndale Translation. THE NEW TESTAMENT 1526. Original spelling edition, Translated by William Tyndale, Transcribed by W.R. Cooper with an Introduction by David Daniell. London: British Library, 2000. 8vo, (150x100mm), xx,558p. A fine copy in original hardback, dustjacket. This edition is the first complete reprint of Tyndale's pioneering translation of the New Testament from Greek into English. It presents Tyndale's words in the original form and its publication makes available the text of what was perhaps the single most important publishing event of the English Reformation. £20.00

16052 BIBLE 1542. LIBRI PROPHETARUM. Esaias... Malachias. Item machanæorum libri duo. Lugduni [Leiden]: apud Seb. Gryphium, 1542. 8vo, (122x78mm), 931p, lacking pages 917-920, some staining particularly noticeable in the tail-spine corner from the beginning to page 67, in the head-fore corner of page 61, and again in the head-fore corner from page 833 to the end; 2 front blanks both badly worm-eaten and with some slight worming to the title; some early underscoring and marginal annotation, rubber-stamp of the Bibl. Capuciner Munster on the title. Lacking the front cover and spine, the rear cover ruled in blind and further ornamented small five-petal floral blind stamps and the brass studs of former clasp mounts. A list of the contents in manuscript capitals on the fore-edge. £300.00

16053 BIBLE 1661. LE NOUVEAU TESTAMENT DE NOSTRE SEIGNEUR JESUS-CHRIST. De la traduction des Docteurs de Louvain... [bound with] LES EPISTRES DE S. PAUL, de la traduction des Docteurs de Louvain:.. 2 volumes in 1, Paris: (1) chez George Josse. (2) de l'imprimerie d'Est Maucroy, 1661. 8vo, (120x64mm), [4],403; 315p. title-page of the first named title in red and black with engraved vignette, a small hole (without textual loss) in the final leaf of the second named title. Modern morocco, rather crudely executed. £350.00

18934 BIBLE 1716 Old & New Testaments. THE HOLY BIBLE, CONTAINING THE OLD AND NEW TESTAMENTS. Newly translated out of the original tongues: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised. One volume in two. Edinburgh: Printed by James Watson, 1716. 12mo, (120x62mm), [501 leaves, ?of 502], general title and separate title to the New Testament present, both with the printer's device; the former soiled and mounted on Japanese paper, a small piece torn from the head-fore corner of 2M8, some marginal tears repaired to several leaves. Slightly browned at the edges throughout and with the margins occasionally cut close to the text or, on a very few leaves, shaving the text. Contemporary dark blue calf, the centre of each cover decorated in gilt to a design formed from several individual tools within a frame of an ornamental roll with corner arabesques, backstrips gilt tooled in 5 compartments with raised bands; the whole slightly rubbed and a small area of wear at the head of the first volume, and with surface cracking of the leather on the backstrips; marbled paper endleaves, the front free endleaf of volume one replaced with near-contemporary marbled paper of a similar pattern and colour. Signature of Miss [Sarah] Campell dated 1770, partly obscured at the head of the general title and on the pastedown endleaf of the second volume and a gift inscription to Margaret Forbes 'from her affectionate mother' Sarah Forbes; another previous early owner's signature totally obscured to either side of the printer's device on volume one. (Herbert Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible 940) The text ends on Tt10 (as accords with ESTC which locates 20 copies of this edition in the British Isles and 4 in the USA), this copy appears to lack A2 but the text begins at Genesis so presumably is wanting either a separate title to the Old Testament or a prefatory or dedicatory leaf. £450.00

16063 BIBLE 1785. DIE BIBEL, uber die ganze Heilige Schrift des alten und neuen testaments, nach der deutschen Uberseitzung D. Martin Luthers. Die lxxxviii, auflage. Halle: in der Gansteinischen Bibel-Anstalt, 1785. 8vo, (215x130mm), 1079;308;[4]p. separate titles to each part, ornamental headpieces to several leaves. printed in black letter. Contemporary full black calf, blind-tooled, marbled endleaves with a bookplate removed from the front paste-down, all edges gilt and gauffered, a lengthy early annotation on the front fly-leaf. The book preserved in an early or near-contemporary paste-paper covered slipcase which is rather rubbed, and being rather a tight fit is splitting. This early example of a slipcase is covered in a brown paste-and-pull patterned paste paper which extends partway into the interior, the remainder of the interior being unlined expect for the spine which is lined with red sprinkle-decorated paper. A rare survival we submit. £375.00

14280 BIBLE 1803 New Testament Oxford Printing. THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST, translated out of the original Greek: and with the former translations diligently compared and revised, Oxford: Printed at the Clarendon Press, by Dawson, Bensley, and Cooke..., 1803. 8vo, (207x136mm), collates: A-T8., some spotting and finger-soiling. Bound in an all-encompassing case of darkened tinplate, with a large brass ring rivetted on to the lover cover, and the remains of a brass clasp at the fore-edge. This fascinating example of an unusual binding has undergone some restoration and has been recased into its metal covers, a recent typed noted (alas unsigned) by the re-binder outlining the work that was undertaken is loosely inserted. It would seem reasonable to speculate that this unusual example of the bookbinder's craft was perhaps intended for display in either a gaol or a workhouse, doubtless to improve the minds of the unfortunate inmates, the brass ring on the lower cover suggests that it was intended for fixing, probably with a chain, to some immovable object so perhaps the possibility of its former use in a gaol might be the more likely explanation. The pages show the signs of some, though not excessive use, so perhaps it did some good, but doubtless not as much as was intended. £850.00

18833 BIBLE 1813 Old & New Testaments, & Apocrypha THE HOLY BIBLE: Containing the Old and New Testaments, according to the Authorized Translation; with all the parallel texts and marginal readings. [Also containing the Apocrypha]. To which are added, notes and practical observations, designed to help to a correct understanding of the sacred writings. ...[with an] Introduction by Adam Clarke. Liverpool: Nuttall, Fisher, Dixon, and Gibson, 1813. Folio (425x270mm), [2],8,568,[2],869-1172,177p. Separate titles to the OT & NT present. 44 engraved plates - each within an ornate frame, the engraved title frayed at the edges and crudely mounted, the frontispiece bound to face Isaiah, 3 other plates torn.  Some occasional spotting particularly to the engraved plates and the leaves surrounding them, and a stain in the gutter of the first 10 leaves.  Contemporary calf, joints rubbed and head and tail of the backstrip worn, covers generally a bit rubbed. Front and rear covers panelled with two-line and single-line frames tooled in black, backstrip in 7 compartments with red leather lettering piece and blind ornaments in the others, marbled endleaves. A handsome large-print lectern Bible. (Herbert Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible1577) An uncommon edition, we can find locate only 6 copies in the UK (of which three are incomplete). This 'Grand Folio Bible' was the first edition to contain Adam Clarke's introduction. Clarke, a famous Wesleyan preacher, was the best known author of the firm of Nuttall, Fisher, Dixon and Gibson. This partnership, formed in 1807 (when Nuttall had all but retired), was one of the first to issue publications in monthly or quarterly parts; illustrated Bibles, religious works and miscellaneous works of travel and literature were sold to subscribers by canvassers covering most of the northern counties of England. Although a fairly small number of books appeared under their imprint (three in 1813 - a fairly typical year - for instance) their widespread and imaginative selling methods built up a large and highly profitable business. This Bible appears to have been one of their parts issues, most plates are undated but while the few that are carry dates of 1811-12; while the frontispiece is dated 1813, as is the general title both of which were presuambly issued to subscribers when the various parts had been completed. The parts numbers are printed in the inner-tail margin of the various signatures showing the OT & NT to have appeared in 73 parts and the Apocrypha in 11. £125.00

19183 BIBLE 1813 Welsh. Y BIBL SANCTAIDD; yr Hen Destament a'r Newydd: gyda nodau eglurhaol, a dosparthiadau ar gynnwydsaid y pennodau, Gan y parch. Samuel Clark. Hefyd, holl nodau cyfeiriol y parch. John Brown, ar ymyl y ddalen. Gwedi eu cyfieithu i'r Gymraeg, er budd i'r Cymry' allan o'r argraffiad diweddaf yn saesoneg; gan John Humphreys. Gwrecsam [Wrexham]: J. Painter, 1813. Folio, (428x260mm), unpaginated but collates: [1 leaf], a2, [b1], A-14K2, [14L1]; some faint staining to several leaves at the sgtart of the text block, occasional marinal handing treats with a larger tear in 9U1 and some leaves dog-eared at the tail-fore corner, together with some relatively unobttusive handing marks here and there but general a quite acceptable copy of a lectern Bible. Contemporary calf, a little worn and rubbed and the corner tips worn, panel ornamented with a discrete blind roll on the front and rear covers, on each of which there ar also five brass studs, with the backstrip compartments tooled in blind between stained bands. An uncommon Welsh lectern bible of which we can locate only four copies (National Library of Wales, Cardiff University Library, British Library, & Bodleian Library) and a rare North Wales printing of the Bible in Welsh. Prior to Painter's pioneering edition the Bible in Welsh had been printed in the principality in Carmarthen and Trevecka in the South and in Caernarvon in the North-West; this edition is however, the first to be printed in the more English-speaking North-East of the country. It has been noted by at least one authority of the history of the book in Wales that while you could occasionally sell a Welsh-language book printed in the North in South Wales, you could not sell a South Wales printed book in the North. Even in Wales printers treated their national tongue as a foreign language and John Painter wrote to one of his customers that 'for all works printed in a Language different from English it is a Rule in our trade to charge 2/- per sheet extra.' (Rees, The Welsh book-trade before 1820); Painter perhaps sought to make this doubtless expensive publication more 'affordable' to Welsh-speaker in the North by issuing it in 62 parts and there is visible evidence in some sections of this volume for those parts having been stab-sewn. £195.00

18832 BIBLE 1855 (Martin Luther translation) DIE BIBEL Oder die ganze Heilige Schrifte des alten und neuen Testaments nach deutschen Uebersetzung Dr. Martin Luthers. London: W.W. Watts, 1855. 8vo, (175x1212mm), unpaginated, signature marks [A]1-3L6, outer margins lightly browned, Original black calf blind-embossed strapwork binding to a grolieresque pattern, joints and corner tips repaired. An attractive Grolier pattern embossed binding  of which no examples this specific type can be found in either Jamieson  (English embossed bindings) or Wolf (From gothic windows to peacocks), the latter however, does illustrate several examples of not dissimilar strapwork design bindings. £45.00

18189 BIBLE 1856 New Testament THE NEW TESTAMENT OF OUR LORD AND SAVIOUR JESUS CHRIST. London: printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, 1856. 16mo called 'diamond 48mo', (97x60mm), unpaginated, collates: A-M16. An attractive blind engine-turned embossed leather binding, lettered direct on the backstrip, some slight restoration to the head of the front joint, gift inscription, dated 18567 on the front pastedown endleaf, all edges gilt. Binder's ticket of Watkins of Grave Lane, Southwark on the rear pastedown endleaf. £35.00

15638 BIBLE 1885? THE HOLY BIBLE, containing the Old and New Testaments: translated out of the original tongues... London: British and Foreign Bible Society, [1885 or earlier.] Imp. 16mo, (178x110mm), 1,246p., 6 colour-printed maps, some occasional spotting. Contemporary black morocco, ornamental central panel tooled in blind, joints and edges rubbed. Gift inscription to E. Arthur Barker of Great Bridge [Staffordshire] from his 'affecte. Father & Mother' dated 1885 on the front fly-leaf. Ticket of the Midland Educational Co., Birmingham on the rear pastedown endleaf. £20.00

16156 BIBLE, COMMON PRAYER & PSALMS 1748-52. THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the Sacraments... Oxford: printed by Thomas Baskett, 1749. [Bound with] THE HOLY BIBLE, containing the Old and New Testaments... Oxford: printed by Thomas Baskett, 1752. [and] THE WHOLE BOOK OF PSALMS, collected into English metre by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others... London: printed by A. Wilde, for the Company of Stationers, 1748. Together 3 volumes in 1. Oxford; London: 1748-52. 4to, (248x195mm), separate title to each part, including the New Testament. Contemporary reversed calf, blind tooled panel in the centre of both covers, joints, backstrip and corner tips worn. (Griffith, Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1749.5; Herbert, Historical catalogue of printed editions of the English Bible variant to 1752) Estc records only the Bodleian copy of this issue of the BCP which ends on leaf H2; Blackett also printed another edition in the same year which ends at H8 and is only located in 2 copies; while 4 copies of this edition of the Bible and 4 copies of the Psalms are recorded. £275.00

15242 BLUNT, I.J. SKETCH OF THE REFORMATION IN ENGLAND. London: John Murray, 1832. 12mo, (145x94mm), viii,327p. wood-engraved vignette of Paul's Cross on the title. Contemporary half calf, backstrip tooled in gilt with dark green leather labels, joints and edges rubbed, marbled paper sides, armorial bookplate. A volume from Murray's 'Family Library' series, the first edition of a remarkably successful title with at least fifteen English editions in the author's lifetime, and several translations. £35.00

15581 BRADY, N. And N. TATE. A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID, fitted to the tunes used in churches. London: printed by G.E. Eyre and W. Spottiswoode, 1848. 12mo, (140x80mm), collates: A-P12. Original engine-tuned embossed dark-brown leather, joints and edges rubbed and the backstrip faded, front free end-leaf replaced with similar paper. £60.00

17328 (BRIQUET, Madeleine De Sainte Christine.) RELATION DE LA CAPTIVITE DE LA Mre MADELEINE DE SAINTE CHRISTINE, religieuse de Port-Royal; au 19. de Decembre de l'annee 1664. Premier partie. Relation de la captivite de la Sr Marguerite de Sainte Gertrude, religieuse de Port-Royal; et la retraction qu'elle a faite de ses deux signatures. Seconde partie. No place or imprint: 1718. 8vo, (158x95mm), [2],253p. small faint stain in the tail margin of the front fly-leaf and first 6 text leaves. 18th century calf, French shell marbled endleaves (pastedown only), tail-fore corner of the front cover repaired, rebacked. £365.00

16094 BROWNE, Thomas. RELIGIO MEDICI letter to a friend &c. and Christian morals. Edited by W.A. Greenhill. London: Macmillan, 1881. 8vo, (159x108mm), [4],lvi,392p. +4p. publisher's adverts, engraved portrait vignette on the title. Original cloth, backstrip slightly faded and a little worn at the head and tail, corner tips bumped, Bristol bookseller's ticket on the front free paste-down. Near-contemporary gift inscription to Elizabeth W Fry from her afft. brother Lewis G. Fry, on the half-title. £15.00

14336 BUNYAN, John. THE PILGRIM'S PROGRESS and other works. The prefaces, indices, and the text revised by George Offor, with copious notes, original and selected; and an original memoir of the author by George B. Cheever. Glasgow: William Mackenzie, [1866.] 4to, (274x217mm), vi,xxxii,[2],942p. decorated lithographed title on a sepia ground, and 30 full-page plates (of 31, lacking the plate of Bunyan's Dream, but the key leaf to it is present), the folding facsimile of Bunyan's will frayed at the edges, and many smaller wood-engravings in the text by the Brothers Dalziel after William Harvey. a small stain in the head margin, pretty well throughout and a few instances of dust-spotting. Contemporary half black calf, dark green bead-grain cloth sides, edges and corner tips slightly rubbed. Although lacking one plate this is still a not unacceptable book with a number of full-page steel-engraved illustrations and 20 full-page wood-engravings, printed on a sepia ground, by the brothers Dalziel after William Harvey. Harvey, a Newcastle-born artist had been apprenticed to Thomas Bewick before going to London where he did a great deal of work for the Dalziel's who describe this book as one in which 'he displayed all his tasteful fancy.' (Brothers Dalziel p17) £75.00

20068 BUTLER, Alban. THE LIVES OF THE FATHER, MARTYRS AND OTHER PRINCIPAL SAINTS. Edited by Bernard Kelly. 6 volumes including the supplementary volume: '... being a biographical records of the lives of the saints and other holy persons beatified since 1774, together with biographical notices of certain others declared venerable since that time.' [Fourth edition], London: Virtue, 1936. 4to, (277x195mm), 50 full-page colour plates. A good set in original leather-effect cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt. Arranged by date through the year with lengthy accounts of the principal saints and brief notes on those deemed to be of lesser renown. £90.00

20306 CARPENTER, W. Boyd. THE DISTRICT VISITORS COMPANION: a handbook of instruction, help, and encouragement for those engaged in district visiting. London: Elliot Stock, [1881]. Cr.8vo, (136x93mm), [4],75p. +1p. publisher's adverts. Original brown cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and black, several very small instances of staining to the cover, near-contemporary owner's inscription on the title-page. Written by the onetime Bishop of Ripon with chapters on How to avoid giving offence, The sick; What to read to the sick and sorrowing and Suggestions for bedside readings, &c. COPAC locates only four copies of this uncommon little book for those bent on good deeds. £15.00

16177 CHARLES, Thomas. HYFFORDDWR YN EGWYDDORION Y GREFYDD GRISTIONOGAL. Bala: argraffedig gan R. Sanderson, 1819. 8vo, (132x80mm), 80p. soiled. Contemporary sheep, head and tail of the backstrip and corner tips worn. A Welsh-language Calvinistic-Methodist catechism, printed by Robert Sanderson who had taken over the publishing business of the author's wife in Bala at some time after 1809. £15.00

20276 CHURCHMAN'S MONTHLY. THE CHURCHMAN'S MONTHLY PENNY MAGAZINE, and guide to Christian truth. Volume 2, June, 18847 - May 1848. [Edited by E. Boys], London: B. Wertheim, 1847-8. 8vo, (175x106mm), [4],332p. Full-page wood-engraved frontispiece by G.R. Nicholls shewing Bishop Jewel preaching at Paul's Cross. Contemporary half calf, edges slightly rubbed, marbled paper sides a little worn, backstrip banded and lettered in gilt; bound by John Stones(fl.1828-48 ?>) of Bayley's Court, Manchester with his ticket on the front pastedown endleaf. £25.00

16110 CHURCH, Thomas. A SERMON PREACHED IN THE PARISH-CHURCH OF WANDSWORTH, in the county of Surrey, on May 16, 1748. At the funeral of the Reverend Thomas Cawley, late vicar of that church. Published for the benefit of the widow and two small children. London: printed for J. and R. Tonson and S. Draper in the Strand, 1768. 4to, (215x165mm), 23p. +1p adverts. Disbound Is this, one wonders, one of the Cawley family of whom Ann Cawley was later to teach Jane and Cassandra Austen during their short time in Oxford. £65.00

19890 CLARK, Samuel. A SERMON PREACH'D BEFORE THE HONOURABLE HOUSE OF COMMONS, at the Church of St. Margaret Westminster, on Tuesday, Nov.22. 1809. Being the day of thanksgiving for the signal and glorious victory obtained near Mons, and for the other great successes of Her Majesties arms, this last year, under the command of the Duke of Marlborough. London: printed by W.B. for James Knapton, at the Crown in St Paul's Church-yard, 1709. Sm.4to, (203x155mm), [4],26,[2]p. some slight browning although slightly more heavily so on the half title. Disbound. (ETSC 13992) With the half-title, and the order to print on the verso, the final leaf carries advertisements for other works by the author. Clearly popular (well we'd won another away fixture against the French), as four edition appeared in the same year. Although John Nichols, Literary anecdotes of the eighteenth century identified William Bowyer as the printer of this work, Maslen and Lancaster suggest it was more likely to have been William Botham. £50.00

16101 [COLVILLE, John.] ANE DECLARATIOVN OF THE IUST AND NECESSAR CAUSIS, moving vs of the nobillitie of Scotland & vthers ye kings maiesteis faithfvl svbiectis to repair his hienes presence, and to remane with him for resisting of the present daingeris appearing to Goddis trew religion... [Edinburgh: 1822.] 45+ copies, 8vo, (194x118mm), 32,[8]p. slightly browned throughout due to age-staining of the paper stock. Contemporary (?original) quarter linen, slightly spotted and a trifle rubbed at the head and tail of the backstrip, corner tips worn. A rare reprint of a tract on the Raid of Ruthven, first printed in Stirling in 1582. The explanatory note at the end of the text is signed J.M. [i.e. James Maidment], and states that this text 'is valuable, both as an interesting historical document, and as a curious specimen of the Scottish language at the time, a few copies have been reprinted, of which forty-five are for sale.' £150.00

15645 COMMON PRAYER (1769). THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the sacraments,... Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David,... Cambridge: Printed by John Archdeacon,... [Together with]  A COMPANION TO THE ALTAR... London: printed for Thomas Beecroft..., 1778. [and] N. BRADY and N. TATE, A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID,... London: printed by Richard Hett for the Company of Stationers, 1776. Cambridge; London 1769.-78. 8vo,(194x124mm), BCP Collates a-b*, c2, A-2A8; Companion to the altar: 55p +1p adverts, engraved frontispiece; Brady & Tate's Psalms 236,[4]p. Title-page of the BCP mounted on paper, some occasional and slight spotting here and there. Near-contemporary black morocco, rather rubbed and the front joint repaired. Two earlier owner's bookplates and a third's rubber-stamp on the front end- and fly-leaves. (Griffiths Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1769.3) Priced on the BCP title-page: 1s. 8d. unbound. A noted below the imprint of the Companion to the altar states that 'This book is bound up with the Common-Prayers of several sorts, printed at the University of Cambridge...' £125.00

11477 COMMON PRAYER (1816). THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the sacraments,… bound with: A New version of the Psalms of David.… by Nicholas Brady and Nahum Tate. Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press, by Bensley, Cooke, and Collingwood… 1816-22. 4to (269x211mm), [A]-3H4; A-K4,L2. some spotting. Modern quarter calf, marbled paper sides, backstrip lightly faded, bookplate. (Griffiths Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1816,8). A handsome edition of the BCP printed at Oxford by Bensley and others, set in two columns in great primer type. The Psalms printed by Collingwood at the Clarendon Press in 1822 lists Mozley of Derby and Wilson of York on the imprint as distributors. £45.00

13965 COMMON PRAYER (1828). THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland; together with the Psalter or Psalms of David,... [bound with] N. Tate & N. Brady, A new version of the Psalms of David... Oxford: printed at the Clarendon Press by Samuel Collingwood... 1828-9. Great primer 8vo [sic], (220x136mm), [622]; 96p. some spotting. Contemporary red-brown morocco, an ornate neo-rococo design of large interlaced scalloped blind fillets terminating in 'Aldus' vine fleurons on the front and rear covers, the backstrip banded, lettered direct in gilt with blind tooling in the compartments, the name Mary Goodhand 1832 lettered in gilt in the centre of the front cover, a small crack in the leather at the tail of the rear joint, otherwise a good example of this style of binding, all edges gilt, bookplate. (Griffiths Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1828.8) Seemingly the family Prayer book of the Ingoldby - Goodhand family. Despite the name and date on the front, Mary Goodhand appears to have parted with the volume fairly quickly as it in inscribed on the first fly-leaf `Ann Ingoldby the gift of M. Goodhand 10th Novr. 1832.' A conjugate blank leaf before the title of the Tate and Brady Psalms is annotated `May Goodhand died the 6th of April 1834.' Finally the two rear fly-leaves carry thirteen manuscript records of births, marriages and deaths of members of the family from the marriage of Christopher Ingoldby and Ann Goodhand in Louth in 1816, to the death of Elizabeth Ingoldby in August 1836. £65.00

20425 COMMON PRAYER (1834) THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the sacrements, and other rites and ceremonies of the church... together with the Psalter of Psalms of David... [together with] A COMPANION TO THE ALTAR... [and] A NEW VERSION OF THE PSALMS OF DAVID... by N. tate and N. Brady. Oxford: Printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood..., 1834. Pica 8vo [sic], (215x139mm), 414,[2]; 48; 94,[2]p. some slight spotting. Contemporary full calf, blocked in blind to a floral design with the device of the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge within an oval indie an ornamental lozenge on the front and rear covers, joints and corner tips worn and a short split at the head and tail of the front joint. Bound in September 1835 by John Bord of Hatton Garden, London, with his printed device in the centre of the verso of the front free endleaf. (Griffiths, Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1834.10) The Companion to the alter, which is bound between the BCP and the New version of the Psalms carries the imprint: London: printed for J.G. & F. Rivington... 1834; while the New version of the Psalms carries the imprint: Oxford: printed at the University Press,.. 1833. £20.00

15633 COMMON PRAYER (1836). THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the sacraments... Together with the Psalter or Pslams of David. [Together with] N. TATE and N. BRADY, A NEW VERSION OF The PSALMS OF DAVID. Oxford: printed at the University Press, by Samuel Collingwood... 1836. 8vo, (216x133mm), collates A-2R8, the Forms of prayer, Articles of religion, &c., collates consecutively but is set in a different type size and paginated 359-413,[3]; Tate and Brady's Psalms collates: A-E8, F4 and with a separate title-page; some slight spotting. Contemporary black diced calf, the backstrip blind-tooled to a honeycomb pattern, joints a little worn and some wear to the head and tail of the backstrip, and with to colour-printed silk place-markers. gilt lettered on leather book-label of I K Hastings. The imprint of the BCP includes E. Gardiner and G B Whittaker in London, H Mozely and Sons, Derby, and T. Wilson and Sons, York; while Brady & Tate's Psalms carries only the printer's and E Gardiner's names on the imprint. We have been unable to locate this edition in Griffith's Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer. £35.00

13947 COMMON PRAYER (1838). THE BOOK OF COMMON PRAYER, and administration of the sacraments, and other rites and ceremonies of the church, according to the use of the United Church of England and Ireland: together with the Psalter or Psalms of David... [with] N. Tate and N. Brady, A new version of the Psalms of David... Oxford: printed at the University Press by Samuel Collingwood... 1838-7. Great primer 8vo [sic], (214x133mm), [640], [88]p. one section partly loose, some slight marginal soiling. An attractive contemporary binding of full black morocco, the front and rear covers with ornate tooling in a rococo style incorporating delicate almost drawer-handle tools and long drops terminating in fleur-de-lys tools, the backstrip with low raised bands, lettered direct and tooled in the compartments, the leather cracked on the backstrip, but otherwise a good copy in an attractive binding bookplate. (Griffiths Bibliography of the Book of Common Prayer 1838.12 variant) An attractively bound BCP, although in a style that is perhaps just a tad frivolous for the subject matter. This issues varies only slightly from that quoted by Griffiths in that the title-page is not within rules. £45.00

19914 COVENTRY CATHEDRAL. THE FORM AND ORDER OF SERVICE that is to be performed and the ceremonies that are to be observed by the Right Reverend Father in God Cuthbert Lord Bishop of Coventry in the presence of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth the Second at the consecration of the Cathedral Church of Saint Michael Coventry on Friday 25 May and Saturday 26 May 1962. Cambridge: printed at the University Press, 1962 4to, (280x192mm), [8],94p. printed in red and black. Original printed stiff wrappers with a copy of the single sheet of the processions, &c loosely inserted; bookplate. Beautifully printed by Brooke Crutchley at the Cambridge University Press and with an inscription recording John Carter receiving the copy as a gift at New Year 1963. £15.00

16500 DE SALES, Francis (DI SALES, Francesco). DIVOTISSIMI ESERCIZJ DI PREPARAZIONE E DI RINGRAZIAMENTO Da praticarsi avanti e dopo la Santa Confessione e Comunione... Venezia: Presso Giuseppe Molinari, 1805. 12mo, (108x60mm), 192p. engraved frontispiece, occasional slight browning and ink spotting. Contemporary mottled calf, joints and edges a little rubbed. £40.00

16494 DE SALES, Francis (DI SALES, Francesco). DIVOTISSIMI ESERCIZJ DE PREPARAZIONE, E DI RINGRAZIAMENTO da praticarsi avanti, e dopo la Santa Confessione e Comunione. ... Torino: per Gerardo Giuliano, [1760?] 12mo, (120x65mm), 192p. small woodcut portait on the title and with an added small woodcut of the Blessed Virgin laid down on the title verso, lightly browned throughout and with minor worm activity in the first three and final leaves. Contemporary sheep, very worn and with some loss of the leather. £45.00

17327 DUNCAN-JONES, A.S. THE CHICHESTER CUSTOMARY. The rites of the Church as observed throughout the year in Chichester cathedral. With an introductory essay. London: S.P.C.K., 1948. 8vo, (253x158mm), xxii,84p. +[1]p. adverts, folding ground-plan of the cathedral and 8 plates. Original cloth, slightly soiled, bookplate. £15.00

16555 [EAST, Timothy.] THE EVANGELICAL RAMBLER. 3 volumes, London: Printed for Francis Westley, 1824-5. 12mo, (188x110mm to 176x105mm), containing all 108 separate tracts, each of 12 pages and for the most part, carrying a wood-engraving on the title, volume number excised from the first volume. Variant bindings: (1) original boards, worn; (2) quarter calf, rubbed; (3) binding boards only, uncovered and lacking a backstrip. This collection of religious and moral tracts was perhaps bound up with added general titles and contents leaves from separately issued pamphlets. If so then we suspect some of are reprinted as although several different printers' imprints appear at the end of each tract a number are noted as being 'stereotyped by J. Haddon.' The contents include the Poor Negro (numbers 51 & 58) and Negro Emancipation (numbers 73, 85, 94, & 97); There are also three on The Progress of Vice (numbers 54, 56, & 57). East, of Steelhouse Lane Chapel, Birmingham 'was a man of great mental capacity and culture... he was a frequent contributor to the best periodicals of his time... [the Evangelical rambler offers] a series of exceedingly well-written essays, the style of which will compare favourably with the great standard works of a century before, whose title he appropriated.' (Edwards, Personal recollections of Birmingham and Birmingham men, 1877.) £75.00

16556 EVANS, John. A SKETCH OF THE DENOMINATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD; to which is prefixed an outline of Atheism, Deism, Theophilanthropism, Judaism, and Mahometanism.… Eighth edition, with material corrections and improvements London: printed for B. and R. Crosby and Co., 1803. 12mo, (158x100mm), xxiv,[2],263p. +1p author's adverts, engraved frontispiece. Contemporary marbled calf, wanting the front endleaves. £25.00

11482 EVANS, John. A SKETCH OF THE DENOMINATIONS OF THE CHRISTIAN WORLD; to which is prefixed an outline of Atheism, Deism, Theophilanthropism, Judaism, and Mahometanism.… Thirteenth edition, corrected and enlarged, with an essay on the Bible,… London: printed for B. and R. Crosby and Co., 1814. 12mo (138x86mm), cviii,394p. +2p publisher's adverts. engraved frontispiece with some offset onto the title, thereafter clean. Contemporary half calf, marbled paper covered sides, rubbed, bookplate. Printed by Thomas Bensley but not recorded in Isaac's Tentative checklist. £24.00

16587 FOWLER, Edward. THE DESIGN OF CHRISTIANITY: or a plain demonstration and improvement of this proposition. Viz. That the enduing men with real righteousness or true holiness, was the ultimate end of our saviour's coming into the world, and is the great intendment of his blessed gospel. Third edition, London: printed by J.H. for Luke Meredith, 1699. 8vo, (188x112mm), [24],216p. half-title present and carrying an allegorical engravings, wanting the errata leaf cited on ESTC, some pencilled marginalia throughout, internally a clean and crisp copy in contemporary sprinkled calf. Fowler, sometime Bishop of Gloucester, presents his arguments for the moral right of revelation, a concept that drew onto him the criticism of both Richard Baxter and John Bunyan, the latter feeling moved to write his Doctrine of justification is response to Fowler's work. £100.00

18764 FOXE, John. UNIVERSAL HISTORY OF CHRISTIAN MARTYRDOM. London & Edinburgh: T. Nelson & Sons, 1852. Cr.8vo, (130x185mm), 416p. Original blue wave-grain cloth, backstrip faded and the joints slightly rubbed, recased with a new (though period paper) rear endleaf. The early 1850s saw something of a resurgence of editions of Foxe's 'Book of martyrs' brought about, we suspect, by the contemporary anti-French and anti-Catholic mood of the time. This edition, although not the finest of copies, is somewhat rare; Copac locating only the British Library copy. £50.00

12938 FOX, George. A JOURNAL OR HISTORICAL ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE, travels, sufferings, Christian experiences, and labour of love, in the work of that ancient, eminent, and faithful servant of Jesus Christ... Sixth edition, 2 volumes, Leeds: printed by Anthony Pickard, 1836. 12mo, (198x120mm), viii,556,[1]; 564p. slightly dust-soiled in the extreme head margin. Original decorated-weave buff calico, printed back-labels (both somewhat degraded), the backstrips discoloured and slightly worn at the head and tail, lacking the rear free endleaf of volume 2.  A contemporary gift inscription to Elizabeth Hatherley from her sister on the front fly-leaf, and the later signature of William Jones. A nice example of an early provincial edition binding in a patterned weave of calico: a watered pattern of concentric ovals, indeed it is a pattern we cannot recall seeing before. The final leaf of volume one carries a plea from the editors (Joshua Kaye, George North Tatham, Calem Haworth & William Manley): 'As the Subscriptions already received, fall short of the large impression (5000 Copies), needful to enable the Editors to offer the work at so exceedingly a reduced price, further applications may be made, as before, to...' £65.00

14875 FRANCIS OF ASSISI. THE LIFE AND CHAPTERS OF SUNDRY GOODLY SAYINGS AND THE TEACHING OF BROTHER GILES COMPANION OF SAINT FRANCIS. From The little flowers of Saint Francis of Assisi. Birmingham: Birmingham School of Printing, 1941. 4to, (285x183mm), 57p. colour frontispiece by Neil Leitch MacCuaig. Original quarter cloth, slightly faded. (Wallis Leonard Jay master printer-craftsmen p95).  Produced by letterpress and colour-lithography students of the Birmingham School, the productions of which were, as Lawrence Wallis writes, 'internationally famous for their exquisite beauty and fastidious craftsmanship.' £10.00

16588 FREAME, John. SCRIPTURE - INSTRUCTION; digested into several sections, by way of question and answer: in order to promote piety and virtue, and discourage vice and immorality. With a preface relating to education. Third edition, Bristol: Printed by S. Farley, [1769.] 12mo, (165x100mm), xxii,[2],154p. Some occasional slight browning internally, but generally a nice copy in contemporary (?original) sprinkled sheep, rear joint split but holding. The first provincial edition of Freame's classic of Quaker literature and somewhat rare; Estc records only 2 copies in England and 1 in North America. First published in 1713 and originally prepared for the use of the author's children, the publication of this edition was undertaken by the Bristol Men's-Meeting and seems to have brought the work to greater prominence as it was reprinted several times thereafter, primarily for the use of the Quaker schools for the poor. £275.00

16605 GAUDEN, John. THE WHOLE DUTY OF A COMMUNICANT: being rules and directions for a worthy receiving the most holy sacrament of the Lord's supper. With meditations and prayers... Twelfth edition, London: Printed for N. Boddington,... and H. Rhodes, 1716. 12mo, (155x90mm), 168p. engraved frontispiece shaved close but without loss at the fore-edge, lightly browned and occasionally slightly soiled throughout, the fore-edge margins frayed and with a few small handling tears. Modern cloth, leather back label, early provenance slip preserved and laid down on the front free endleaf recording the birth of Samuel Mullins born October 29 1746. Rare, Estc records only the British library copy of this edition by the onetime Bishop of Exeter. 'The work expresses a belief in the true and real presence of Christ’s body and blood in the Eucharist. This is not seen as an immoderate presence ("the gross opinion") but according to faith. Bread and wine do not change in substance, but there are at the same time spiritual objects of faith, that is, the body and blood of Christ. The bread and wine and the body and blood of Christ are not so much linked in this passage, but spoken of in close proximity. The objects of faith, the body and blood of Christ, Jesus himself, are seen to be truly and really present in the Eucharist. Moderate realism is suggested by this passage.' (Brian Douglas Anglican eucharistic theology, 2006) £95.00

16607 [GEARING, William, or George and/or William GEAVES.] THE HISTORY OF THE CHURCH OF GREAT BRITAIN, from the birth of our saviour, until the year of our Lord, 1667. With an exact succession of the bishops, and the memorable acts of many of them. Together with an addition of all the English cardinals, and the several orders of English monks, friars, and nuns in former ages. London: Printed for P.Chetwin, and T. Passinger, and to be sold by Thomas Taylor, 1675. 4to, (215x166mm), [16],441,[17],[2]p. the final errata leaf present. Some spotting throughout. Modern paper-covered boards, Estc notes that this book is sometimes attributed to William Geaves and George Geaves, a not unacceptable suggestion given that the dedication leaf is signed G.G. In this copy an early manuscript addition to the initials spells out the name Gearing, which would support Estc's main attribution were it not for the fact that Gearing's forename is William and furthermore, Estc attributes another anonymous work: Status ecclesiae gallicanae.... by the author of the late history of the church of Great Britian to William Geaves. We confess ourselves confused! £225.00

16618 [GEARING, William, or George and/or William GEAVES.] STATUS ECCLESIAE GALLICANAE: OF THE ECCLESIASTICAL HISTORY OF FRANCE. From the first plantation of Christianity there, unto this time: describing the most notable church-matters and several councils holden in France, with their principal canons: the most famous men, and most learned writers, and the books they have written...  London: Printed for Thomas Passenger... and Ralph Smith..., 1676. 4to, (216x165mm), [16],228,215,[15],[1]p. with the preliminary imprimatur leaf (signed by Roger L'Estrange) & the final errata leaf, title in red & black. Disbound. Described on the title as 'By the author of the late history of the church in Great Britain', this title is attributed to William Greaves by ESTC who, however, attribute that title to William Gearing. The dedication is signed G.R. and this has been extended in manuscript in an early hand to read G.Gearing, which might support Estc's attribution were it not for the fact that Gearing's forename is William. £200.00

17691 GOYMER, Edward Nutton. A COLLECTION OF HYMNS, adapted to the festivals and fasts of the Church of England, and other particular occasions. Ipswich: printed and sold by S. Piper; sold also by [6 other named booksellers in Colchester, Sudbury, and London]; and by the author, Stoke by Nayland, 1819. 12mo, (145x91mm), xxxvi,273p. A very clean copy internally in contemporary tree marbled calf, backstrip banded in gilt, joints and edges rubbed, the latter only slightly so. Bookplate. (Copsey Book distribution and printing in Suffolk 960, where the author's name is given as Goymour) A somewhat rare hymnal that was presumably intended for local use. Copac locates only three copies: BL, Bodley and Glasgow. £95.00

18431 GRIFFITHS, D.N. FOUR CENTURIES OF THE WELSH PRAYER BOOK. An offprint from Transactions of the Honourable Society of Cymmrodorion, 1974. 8vo, (207x134mm), [1],(162-)190p. Side stapled in original printed wrappers. Printed in Denbigh by Gee and Son. £5.00

16656 GROVE, Henry. A DISCOURSE CONCERNING THE NATURE AND DESIGN OF THE LORD'S-SUPPER. In which things relating to this institution are briefly consider'd; and shown to arise out of one singe notion of it, viz. As a memorial of the death of Christ. London: printed for Richard Ford..., and Richard Hett..., 1732. 12mo, (162x98mm), [2],115p. +3p publisher's adverts, some noticeable soiling from H4 onwards, early ms annotations small piece torn (without loss) from the head  of the title-page and an early owner's signature thereon,  with several annotations on the verso in a juvenile or ill-formed hand. Contemporary calf, worn. Rare, Estc locates only two copies of this, the first edition. £75.00

14275 HALL, David. SOME BRIEF MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF DAVID HALL; with an account of the life of his father John Hall. To which are added Divers of his epistles to friends, on various occasions. [Second edition], London: printed and sold by James Phillips & Son, 1799. 12mo, (169x105mm), [2],207p. some slight internal soiling. Near-contemporary half calf, marbled paper sides, slightly rubbed. A rare copy of the second edition of the memoirs and spiritual writings of David Hall, a Quaker schoolmaster who ran a boarding school in Skipton, Yorkshire from 1703 to 1756. Although not noted on the title, this edition also contains 'A mite unto the treasury;... to which is subjoined, An epistle to Friends of Knaresborough Monthly Meeting.' ESTC records only three copies of this edition in British Libraries. £35.00

16971 HENAO, Gabrielis De. SCIENTIA MEDIA HISTORICE PROPUGNATA sev ventilabtum repurgans veras a falsis nouellis narrationibus, circa disputationes celeberrimas de scienta media. Lugduni [Lyon]: Philippi Borde, Laurentii Arnaud, & Claudii Rigaud, 1655. Folio, (344x230mm), [8],92p. A fine, large, wood-engraved printer's device on the title and an engraved armorial device at the head of the dedication leaf; browned throughout, occasionally a touch heavily so, and with some damage to the fore margin of the final leaf. Contemporary full vellum, the front joint split and the front cover almost detached, some vellum missing from the head and tail of the backstrip. An extremely rare Lyon printing of a major work by one of Spain's most voluminous authors who was regarded as the most learned men of his country in the seventeenth century. The book first appeared in Salamanca in the same year. £425.00

18071 HERBERT. A.S. HISTORICAL CATALOGUE OF PRINTED EDITIONS OF THE ENGLISH BIBLE 1525-1961. Revised and expanded from the edition of T.H. Darlow and H.F. Moule, 1903. London: British and Foreign Bible Society, 1968. 4to, (254x192mm), xxxii,549p. Ink stain in the head margin of the title and first few leaves. Original buckram, extremities slightly rubbed. £45.00

17805 HERVEY, James. MEDITATIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS. Containing, meditations among the tombs: reflections on a flower-garden: and, a descant on creation. Contemplations on the night: contemplations on the starry heavens: and, a winter-piece. To which is prefixed a life of the author. A new edition. Coventry: printed and sold by M. Luckman: sold also by [11 other named booksellers in London, Bath, Bristol, Kettering, and Birmingham], 1792. 12mo, (175x107mm), xxxiv,177,[2],clxx-clxxxviii,(189-)372p. +2p publisher's adverts. 4 engraved plates including a portrait of the author. Contemporary sheep, joints restored; gift inscription to Bithia Atkins of Sharleston from Miss Scruton of York, dated April 1809, and a later bookplate. (Morgan Printing and Publishing in Warwickshire  p24-5) Rare, Estc locates only four copies (3 UK, 1 USA) of this provincial edition of a popular devotional work. It was perhaps intended for issue in two volumes as two of the engraved plates are headed frontispiece to vol. 1 ...2. £200.00

8836 HERVEY, James. MEDITATIONS AND CONTEMPLATIONS. With a sketch of the author's life. London: Joseph Smith, 1845. 12mo, (140x82mm), xxiv,360p. engraved frontispiece, engraved vignette, and printed titles. Original green diaper-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind. The engraved title carrying the imprint of Scott, Webster & Geary (fl 1837-45) and styled as 'engraved for the English Classics.' The imprint on the printed title is as noted above and the printer's imprint, also of Joseph Smith, from the same address as 193 High Holborn on the verso of the title. COPAC does not record this edition. £20.00

16406 HILL, G. STORIES ON THE COMMANDMENTS. The first table: "My duty towards God." London: Joseph Masters, 1869. 12mo, (142x92mm), 60p. 5 wood-engraved plates (1 duplicated as the frontispiece). Original green calico-grain cloth, ornately blind-blocked, and lettered in gilt, lightly spotted. Four improving stories for children on religious themes: The needle-case; or, forgetting God. The idolater; or, the love of money. The christening; or, taking the name of Christ. A Sunday at Deepwell; or, the due observance of the Lord's Day. £18.00

16695 HUMPHREY, Laurence. IOANNIS IUELLI ANGELI, EPISCOPI SARISBURIENSIS VITA & MORS, eiusq[sic]; verae doctrinae defensio, cum refutatione quorundam obiectorum, Thomae Hardingi, Nicol. Sanderi, Alani Copi, Hieronymi Osorij Lusitani, Pontaci Burdegalensis. Londoni: Apud Iohannum Dayum typographum [London: John Day printer], 1573. 4to, (177x133mm), [32],269,[21]p. wanting the errata leaf and conjugate blank, engraved portrait mounted on later handmade paper, the title set within and ornamental frame of printers' ornaments, with handsome wood-engraved initial letters and textual ornaments, a little browned here and there and with a faint stain from 2H2 to the end, some early marginal annotation and textual underscoring, piece torn from 2E2 (p209/10) with some slight loss of text from 8 lones. Modern binders' cloth by B. Gorich of Marburg, with the binder's ticket on the rear pastedown endleaf. The first edition of Humphrey's life of Bishop John Jewel which also provides a vivid account of life at the University of Oxford during the reign of Edward VI. This book is also an example of the work of England's premier printer of sixteenth century and includes, in the memorial verse that concludes the book, two examples of his printing in Hebrew. £300.00

16697 INETT, John. A GUIDE TO THE DEVOUT CHRISTIAN. In three parts. The fourteenth edition, corrected. To which is added, a guide to repentance. London: Printed for D. Midwinter...; A. Ward...; and sold by S. Birt...; and J. Clarke, 1741. 12mo, (157x90mm), xii,420p. engraved frontispiece dated 1733, the 'Guide to repentance' with a separate title and imprint dated 1740, some slight browning. Later 18th century full morocco, gilt and blind tooled frame to the covers, backstrip ornately tooled in gilt, rubbed. With a particularly moving inscription on the verso of the front free endleaf reading: 'This is the Book, in which my most amiable Wife, invariably, Night & Morning, addressed the Almighty. - May those who continue to pray in it, be as pious, as virtuous, & as truly good, as she was. J. Morris 5th July 1812.' Rare, Estc locates only 2 copies of this edition. £45.00

11667 [IRELAND, John.] NUPTAE SACRAE; or an inquiry into the scriptural doctrine of marriage and divorce. Addressed to the two Houses of Parliament. London: printed for J. Wright by W. Bulmer, 1801. 8vo, (205x128mm), [ii],136[ possibly lacking a half-title, lightly browned throughout, Modern quarter calf, Cockerell marbled paper sides. Inscribed at the head of the title: 'From the author Mr Ireland'. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context283) £75.00

16533 JONES, Edward. HYMNAU, AR AMRYW DESTYNAU AS ACHOSION, s'r rhan fwyaf ar u mesurau neu y tonau a arferir yn gyffredin... Aberystwyth: Argraffwyd gan Samuel Williams, 1820. 12mo, (177x98mm), [2],98p. Disbound. £30.00

16848 [KAUKOL, Maria Joseph Clement] CHRISTLICHER SEELEN-SCHATZ AUSSERLESENER GEBETTER. [Bonn: Fabion? [or perhaps Cologne], 1729.] Sm.4to, (168x115mm), [121]ff. engraved throughout and including the general title and 8 subtitles, together with numerous decorated initials and ornamental or allegorical vignettes at the head of many prayers, very occasional soiling and some straining of the sewing to several sections. Later full crushed morocco, a pastiche of an earlier binding style with the covers decorated in blind high-relief modelled leather forming a double frame of double arabesque motifs, front joint sometime restored (mid-late 19th century judging from decorated paper end-leaves), some slight repair to the head and tail of the backstrip, the corner tips worn and repaired and a clasp missing from the fore-edge, previous ecclesiastical library stamp on the front fly-leaf. An handsome example of German calligraphic engraving of the eighteenth century; this collection of prayers for private devotion was prepared, seemingly in a limited number of copies, for Clement Augustus Archbishop Elector of Cologne to distribute to friends, by his secretary Maria Joseph Clement Kaukol. Some of the few sources we have been able to locate that refer to this book, suggest it may have been printed in Cologne; the majority, however, opt for Bonn while one source suggests that the printer may have been one Fabion. £180.00

19335 KEMPIS, Thomas a. THE CHRISTIAN'S PATTERN: or, a treatise of the imitation of Jesus Christ... Now rendered into English to which are added meditations and prayers for sick persons. By George Stanhope. Tenth edition, London: Printed by J. Roberts; for D. Brown [and 12 other named London booksellers], 1721. 8vo, (190x122mm), [12],339,[3],45,[1]p. 5 engraved plates by M.J. ter Gucht.  Contemporary calf, the surface of the leather very worn, the joints split and the corner tips rubbed. Signature of John Kirk at the head of the title and the armorial bookplate of John Eyre on the rear pastedown endleaf. ESTC (which locates only 4 copies of this edition in the UK) notes that the traditional attribution to Thomas á Kempis is disputed. The final page carries adverts for books printed for R.Knaplock, one of the conger of booksellers named in the imprint. £75.00

15992 KEMPIS, Thomas a. PATTRWN Y GWIR-GRISTION: nwu ddiliyniad Iesu Grist. A 'scrifenwyd gynta' yn Lladin. Ngwrecsam [Wrexham]: R. Marsh, 1775. 8vo, (155x97mm), vi,265p. browned throughout, text block loose in extremely worn contemporary sheep. A rare Welsh-language edition of the Imitato Christi, a copy of this edition is in the National Library of Wales; however, there is no record on ESTC which offers only one Eighteenth-century Welsh edition subjectively dated to 1768 which itself is located in only a single copy.  £80.00

18174 [LAKE, Edward.] OFFICIUM EUCHARISTICUM. A preparatory service to a devout and worthy reception of the Lord's supper. The one and twentieth edition, to which is added a meditation for every day of the week. London: printed for A. Roper, 1706. 12mo, (155x90mm), [8],160p. An internally clean copy in a handsome modern pastiche binding in full polished calf (by Pat Bruno of Sacramento) of an English panel binding contemporary with the book. A rare edition: Etsc locating only the British Library copy. Lake was chaplain and tutor to the princesses Mary and Anne, daughters of James, duke of York, when Princess Anne was taken ill with smallpox, the duke of York forbade Lake from attending her. Lake suspected that this was not to prevent the spread of the disease, but so that Anne's Catholic nurse could exert a greater influence over her. He is best known as the author of Officium eucharisticum, a devotional manual which was designed for his royal pupils but which became very popular and went through more than thirty editions. Later versions of the work featured additions that some felt smacked of Catholicism, but these alterations do not appear to have been the work of the author. (DNB) £225.00

16801 [LANEY, Benjamin] THE SHEPHERD, OR THE PASTORAL CHARGE AND OBEDIENCE DUE TO IT; instituted by God as a necessary means to preserve the sheep from straying. London: printed for Timothy Gartwait, 1668. 4to, (190x144mm), [2],37p.  slightly soiled. Disbound, signature of David Jones of Cairnarvon at the head of the title. ESTC, which locates 5 GB and 5 NA copies of this sermon, attributes the authorship to Benjamin Laney. £50.00

17562 [LANEY, Benjamin.] THE STUDY OF QUIET, in two sermons upon the same text, fitted to give an allay to the heats of these unquiet distempered times. In which are particulary conteyn'd necessary instructions to the syudent about way and means of attaining the fruits of his study, and setting him out of danger and necessity of seeking it by the new device of comprehension. London: [printed for Timothy Garthwait], 1668. Sm.4to, (189x144mm), [2],73-150p. some slight browning. Disbound. Issued as part of Five sermons preached before his majesty... 1669, though the present title has a separate title-page. Laney, an impressive scholar and preacher and committed royalist, was ejected from his position as Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge 'for opposing Parliament and other scandalous acts.' He went into exile with the future King Charles II and was well rewarded for his loyalty by being appointed successively Bishop of Peterborough, Lincoln, and finally Ely. His sermons emphasized the need for good living and liturgical worship within the tradition of the early church and he held that all sermons should be measured against scripture, easily comprehended, and applied to the hearer's lives. £25.00

17563 [LANEY, Benjamin.] TWO SERMONS, OF A PRAYER TO GOD, AND OF HEARING HIS WORD; preached at Whitehall before the King in Lent. To rectifie some mis-understanding, through which the use and benefit of two necessary parts and duties of religion in much perverted. London: printing for T[imothy]. Garthwait, 1668. sm.4to, (188x143mm), [2],70p. some slight browning, disbound. ESTC records several copies and notes that it was also issued as part of Five sermons preached before his majesty... 1669. Laney, an impressive scholar and preacher and committed royalist, was ejected from his position as Master of Pembroke College, Cambridge 'for opposing Parliament and other scandalous acts.' He went into exile with the future King Charles II and was well rewarded for his loyalty be being appointed successively Bishop of Peterborough, Lincoln, and finally Ely. His sermons emphasized the need for good living and liturgical worship within the tradition of the early church and he held that all sermons should be measured against scripture, easily comprehended, and applied to the hearer's lives. £25.00

18769 LEWIS, Henry Arden. CHRIST IN CORNWALL? Legends of St. Just-in-Roseland and other parts. Described and examined. Falmouth: J.H. Lake, [1939.] 8vo, (190mm), 20p. Original printed wrappers, slightly soiled. £5.00

16128 [LOCKHART, George.] A DIALOGUE TWIXT A BURGESS OF EDINBURGH, AND A GENTLEMAN LATELY ARRIVED IN SCOTLAND, concerning the Union, and behaviour of the Presbyterian ministers in that great affair. [drop-head title], [Edinburgh, 1713?] 12mo, (146x90mm), 15,[1 blank]p. browned throughout and this some very slight loss of text on the first leaf, shaved in the tail margin with slight loss from the catchwords. Preserved in modern binders' cloth covered envelope chemise. An extremely rare Jacobite pamphlet attack on the consequences of the Union between England and Scotland. Although ESTC lists 8 copies of this book, 6 being in the National Library of Scotland. £125.00

16820 LYNDE, Humphrey VIA TUTA: THE SAFE WAY. Leading all Christians, by the testimonies, and confessions of our best learned adversaries, to the true, ancient, and Catholique faith, now professed in the Church of England. London; printed by G.M. [G. Miller] for Robert Milbourne..., 1628. 12mo, [24],323,[1]p. one leaf (L7) supplied in facsimile and a small paper repair to the fore margin of the title leaf. Sometime rebacked in near contemporary calf, floral ornament with the initials of a previous owner 'T F' in the centre of both the front and rear covers. £200.00

16978 MANASSEH, [Ben Joseph] Ben Israel. MANASSAE ORATIO, ESDRAE LIB. III & IV. Cum indice bibliorum triplici. Coloniae: Jacobum Naulaeum, 1678. 24mo, (115x57mm), 64,[96]p. A small piece cut from the title with slight textual loss from the verso. Bound with: NOVUM TESTAMENTUM Domini Nostri Jesu Christi . Vulgate editionis juxta exempla Vaticanum anni 1592. Coloniae: Jacobum Naulaeum, 1679. 24mo, (115x57mm), 398,[18]p. Engraved title. Contemporary vellum. A rare copy of the first-named title which we are unable to locate in any library in the British Isles. The author established the first Hebrew Press in Amsterdam but is perhaps best known for his efforts to obtain the readmission of Jews into England during the Commonwealth. Copac records only the National Library of Scotland and Trinity College Dublin copies of the New Testament, from the same printing house as the Manasseh, which are here bound together. £375.00

16982 MANNINGHAM, Thomas. CONCIO HABITA IN ECCLESIA St  ALPHEGI, Londini, Maii die 13tio... coram reverendis viris, praeside, decanis, & assessoribus, caeterisque Sionensis Collegii sociis. London: excudebat T. Hodgkin, impensis Jacobi Tonson..., 1701. Sm.4to, (215x170mm), [4],28p. with the half-title, this issue a variant setting noted on Estc with signature C2 correctly signed and an errata on p28. Disbound. A Latin sermon by Manningham who served as a chaplain to William and Mary and praised the queen's enthusiasm for ensuring the printing of sermons, believing that the multitude of plain, useful, and practical sermons she caused to be printed were ‘her gift to the publick.’  £125.00

6284 MARNER, Dominic. St CUTHBERT. His life and cult in medieval Durham. London: British Library, 2000. 4to, (280x216mm), 112p. 50 colour & 10 monochrome illustrations. A fine copy in original hardback boards, dustjacket. Following the death of Becket, Cuthbert's popularity as a cult figure was threatened and the monastic community at Durham was forced to exert special efforts to revive his cult. This involved the production of new literary material to increase his popularity and one of the most sumptuously decorated lives of the saint in the central theme of this book, which reproduces all the extant miniatures from the manuscript. £12.00

16403 MARSH, William. THE HAND-BOOK TO SCRIPTURE TRUTHS; or, the way of salvation: in words of admonition, counsel, and comfort. [Ipswich printed?] London: Wertheim, Macintosh, & Hunt,... Ipswich: William Hunt, [1862.] 8vo, (213x137mm), [2],64 leaves (numbered 1-64 on the recto of the leaf only). Original limp morocco-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt and blind, edges rubbed and occasionally slightly faded. Probably printed at Hunt's shop in Ipswich, he was also in partnership in London and filed for bankruptcy in 1883 due in large part to the 'dishonesty of two clerks.' £25.00

21553 McCAUSLAND, Dominick. SERMONS IN STONE; or, scripture confirmed by geology. Fourth edition, London: Richard Bentley, 1858. 8vo, (178x115mm), 245,[1]p. several wood-engravings in the text. Original brown morocco-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt, a small piece missing from the head of the backstrip; binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, and the bookplate of Anne and F.G. Renier. £10.00

17819 MEDWIN, Thomas Rae. SERMONS PREACHED AT THE CHAPEL OF THE GUILD OF THE HOLY CROSS, Stratford-upon-Avon. [Stratford printing] London: G. Bell. Oxford: J.H. Parker. Stratford-upon-Avon: F. & E. Ward, 1851. 8vo, (177x110mm), [2],239,[1]p. Engraved frontispiece of the Guild Chapel and Grammar School at Stratford. Original blind-blocked cloth, slightly discoloured and a little soiled, backstrip worn at the head and tail. Author's presentation inscription to F.C. Pritchard, dated May 1868, on the front pastedown endleaf, and later bookplate. (Morgan Printing & publishing in Warwickshire p63) Copac locates only the British Library copy of this title. £45.00

17037 MILLER, Ebenezer. SCRIPTURE HISTORY. WITH THE LIVES OF THE MOST CELEBRATED APOSTLES. Designed for the improvement of youth. New edition, 3 volumes in 1. London: T. Kelly, 1822 8vo, (132x107mm), iv,128,128,146,[10]p. added lithographed illustrated title, a very large folding lithographed frontispiece by J. Birker, and 199 plates (mostly engravings but including several lithographs), some slight spotting and the first few plates shaved in the tail margin with slight loss from the caption. Contemporary marbled calf, marbled edges, edges of the covers and head and tail of the backstrip rubbed, joints repaired. (Osborne collection of early children's books I.153) An issue with the three volumes gathered together into a single entity, COPAC records another instance thus. An early example of the use of lithography to illustrate a childrens book, the signature of J. Baker appears on several of the plates including the frontispiece which also carries the statement 'drawn on stone'; and the imprint of Robson & Brooks as printers, the letterpress text of the book was printed by William Clowes. The lithographers are noted in Todd's Dictionary of printers as trading from 1817, initially as William Robson, and then continuing though several partnerships until 1864. Todd, Twyman (Dictionary of Lithographic Printers) and Brown (London publishers and printers) all note the partnership of Robson and Brooks as operating in 1823-4, this example of their work therefore not only extends the partnership's working dates to a year earlier, but also represents what is  presumably an early example of their work. £60.00

10033 MORE, Hannah. SACRED DRAMAS; chiefly intended for young persons. The subjects taken from the Bible. With a memoir of the author. New edition, Edinburgh: published by Oliver & Boyd; and sold by Law and Whittaker, London; Johnston and Deas, Dublin; and W. Turnbull, Glasgow. [1818 or earlier] 12mo, (128x65mm); 160p. engraved frontispiece and vignette title, both engraved by James Mitchell after Henry Corbould, some spotting mainly of the last few leaves. Modern paste paper covered boards. Printed in Edinburgh by Oliver and Boyd. £35.00

13521 MORISON, Stanley. THE ENGLISH PRAYER BOOK. An introduction to the literature of Christian public worship. Cambridge: At the university Press, 1943. 8vo, (180x120mm), viii,143p. Original cloth, very slightly discoloured. (Appleton Writings of Stanley Morison 166). 'It was a miracle of war-economy production, legible but without a wasted inch of paper…' (Barker, Stanley Morison) £35.00

17793 MURRAY, Charlotte (Editor). THINE. Scripture texts and poems for a month. London: S.W. Partridge, [1888]. 12mo in 6s, (126x115mm), [36]p. illustrated throughout in colour and monochrome lithography. Original quarter cloth, illustrated chromolithographed paper sides, edges and corner tips rubbed, gift inscription dated 1888 on the front free endpaper. Printed in Germany by E. Kaufmann of Lahr, Baden. A rare piece of Victorian colour printing; we are unable to locate a copy in any of the major on-line resources. The two-page openings alternate between full colour and dark sepia monochrome lithography, which illustrate 31 poems on Biblical texts by the editor and other writers. £25.00

17166 MURRAY, Lindley. A COMPENDIUM OF RELIGIOUS FAITH AND PRACTICE. Designed for young persons of the Society of Friends. Printed and sold by Samuel Wood, 1817. 12mo, (178x117mmm), slightly browned throughout and the first a last few leaves soiled. Contemporary [?original] boards, worn. £60.00

18169 NOLLET, Michel. ABREGE HISTORIQUE DE LA SAINTE BIBLE, depuis le commencement du monde jusques a l'etablissement de la religion Chretienne. Par demands et par reponses. En Francois et en Anglois pur l'usugae de la jeunesse. An historical compendium of the holy bible from the beginning of the world to the establishment of Christianity. By way of question and answer. In French and English for the use of youth. Londres: imprime par A. Millar, 1752. 12mo, (169x102mm), [2],iii-xvi,iii-xvi,[1],[2-]300,[2-]300p. a small tear in H8 without textual loss, O3 perhaps a cancel. Contemporary sprinkled calf, backstrip and edges rubbed and faded, lacking the front free endleaf. Rare, Etsc locating only five copies. A parallel text with English on the verso of each leaf and French on the facing recto and with the pagination duplicated. Leaf O3 is not included in the collation but the pagination and text are continuous and so presumably is either an example of compositorial error or perhaps a cancel. £165.00

16134 OWEN, John. A BRIEF DECLARATION AND VINDICATION OF THE DOCTRINE OF THE TRINITY: as also the person and satisfaction of Christ. London: printed by R.W. [Robert White] for Nath. Ponder, 1669. 12mo, (125x70mm)m [22],252p. a dark stain in the tail-fore corner, gradually reducing to G1, first section loose, page 130 mis-numbered 13, the first leaf (carrying the imprimatur on the verso) laid down onto the front board. Contemporary calf, covers detached and lacking the backstrip. An important work by John Owen (1616-1683) who was by common consent the weightiest Puritan theologian of his day, the onetime chaplain to Oliver Cromwell, he was later the leader of the Independents through the bitter years of their persecution and took umbrage with the Presbyterians, particularly those of New England; he was also bitterly satirized in Marvell's Rehearsal transprosed. £175.00

14360 OWEN, John. THE NATURE, POWER, DECEIT, AND PREVALENCY OF INDWELLING-SIN IN BELIEVERS: together with the ways of its working, and means of prevention, opened, evinced, and applied. With a resolution of sundry cases of conscience thereunto appertaining. Berwick: printed by H. Richardson, Church-Street, 1814. 12mo, (172x100mm), 300p. Contemporary (perhaps original) marbled sheep, rather worn at the corner tips and the front and rear joints split. An uncommon provincially printed edition of a book first published in London in 1668 and which saw 18th-century editions printed in London, Glasgow and Paisley, and 19th-century editions in London, Glasgow, and Philadelphia, as well as this borders printing - of which COPAC records only the British Library and National Library of Scotland copies. £50.00

18561 [OWEN, Josiah.] REMARKS ON TWO CHARGES: deliver'd by the Lord Bishop of L–d and C–y [Litchfield and Coventry], to the clergy of his diocese. Wherein the danger of the church, from the progress of liberty, and its independence upon civil government, are considered.  London: printed for M. Steen, 1738. 8vo, (192x120mm), [2],70p. A good copy, disbound. £45.00

18422 PENN, William NO CROSS, NO CROWN. A discourse shewing the nature and discipline of the holy cross of Christ, and that the denyal of self, and daily bearing of Christ's cross, is the alone way to rest and the kingdom of God... Second edition, London: printed and sold by Benjamin Clark, 1682. 8vo, (168x105mm), [22],415,[1]p. some browning throughout, lacking the front blank and with the final text leaf mounted (at an earlier date) on a guard at the inner margin with some very minor loss from the letterpress. Contemporary sprinkled and panelled calf, blind tooled, joints and edges rubbed, joints neatly repaired; early owner's signature of Joseph Jarrett, dated 1769 on the front pastedown endleaf together with several practise attempts at his Initials and forename, with a later excised signature dated 1854. First published in 1669 and here expanded; Estc offers 15 locations for copies of this issue of the second edition, one of three variants to appear in the same year. Penn sets out the rules for Quaker behaviour: rejection of hat honour, titles, the vanity of apparel, and promotion of the use of ‘thee’ and ‘thou’ when addressing one another, regardless of title, were the outward hallmarks of a simpler approach to life. Penn listed scriptural reasons for the rejection of outward vanities, observing ‘Honour was from the beginning, but hats, and most titles, here of late; therefore there was true Honour before hats or titles, and consequently true honour stands not therein’. Furthermore, he urges people to look further than man's outward appearance, not accepting any man just ‘for his gay cloathing, rich attire, or outward appearance.’ As Penn became more involved in the politics of dissent, he found it increasingly difficult to maintain the standard he set in this work. Nevertheless, it was the first coherent guide on Quaker behaviour. (DNB) £400.00

17865 PORTER, Dennis. A CATALOGUE OF MANUSCRIPTS IN HARRIS MANCHESTER COLLEGE OXFORD. Oxford: Harris Manchester College, 1998. 8vo, (240x155mm), xii,399p. A very good opy in original handback boards, dustjacket, bookplate. A guide to the wealth of manuscript material that constitutes 'one of the most important collections in existence for the history of British [radical Protestant] dissent, with the emphasis on Unitarianism.' £30.00

18562 POYNTING, John. ZION'S MINISTERS CLOTH WITH SALVATION, and her saints shouting for joy. A sermon. Preached to the ministers and messengers of several churches met in association at Bromsgrove... London: printed for John Robinson, 1768. 8vo, (196x126mm), (3-)42p. +3p. publisher's adverts, lacking a half-title, and the final advert leaf town at the gutter. Disbound. £20.00

18017 PSALMS 1835? THE BOOK OF PSALMS: translated out of the original Hebrew; by His Majesty's special command. London: printed by G.E. Eyre and A. Spottiswoode for The Religious Tract Society, [1835?] cr.8vo, (72x55mm), unpaginated, collates: A-U8, some slight dust-soiling. Contemporary full black crushed morocco, covers ornately blocked in gilt to a design of arabesque corner pieces framing two central concentric ovals, small split at the head of the front joint. £25.00

16595 QUAKER TRACTS. FRIENDS' TRACTS ON VARIOUS SUBJECTS. Volume 1. (Complete in itself), Philadelphia: Published at the Depository, 1871. 12mo, (192x115mm), iv, [625p] each tract paginated separately, lightly browned. Original cloth, backstrip faded and rubbed at the head and tail, as are the corner tips. Containing 63 tracts ranging from 4 to 24 pages, the shorter tracts having drop-head titles, among the title included are: Memoirs of John Woolman, The poet Cowper and his brother, William Penn's exhortation, Hints to parents on the subject of education, and several relating to the piety of slaves; one tract duplicated. £65.00

19024 RODRIGUEZ, Alfonso. A TREATISE OF THE VIRTUE OF HUMILITY. Wherein the first and truly cardinal virtue of Christian morality is explained... The fourth edition, revised and translated from the Latin edition. With a preface concerning the author, Wherein some cautions are given, against the danger of reading popish, and other unorthodox or suspected books. London: printed for C. Rivington, 1733. 12mo, (162x96mm), xxvi,319,[6]p. +12p. bookseller's catalogue. Lacking the frontispiece. Disbound. Signature of James Baines and the price paid of 1.10d. at the head of the title. An English translation of the Jesuit author's ’Tratado de humildad’, Part 2, Treatise 3 of ’Ejercicio de perfección y virtudes cristianas’. ETSC locates only 8 GB and 3 NA copies of this, the sole edition published under this title. One cannot escape the suspicion that this is an instance of a Catholic text being translated and published in order, in some measure, to refute it. £60.00

19891 SACHEVERELL, Henry. THE NATURE AND MISCHIEF OF PREJUDICE AND PARTIALITY STATED, in a sermon preach'd at St. Mary's in Oxford, at the assizes held there, March 9th, 1703/4. Third edition, Oxford: printed by Leon. Lichfield, for John Stephens,... and are to be sold by James Kanpton... 1704. 4to, (202x155mm), [10],57,[1]p. some slight spotting and the half-title dust-soiled. Disbound. The order to print on the verso of the half-title which, on the recto, carries the early owner's signature of Jo: Moor 1705 and notes that he paid 10d for it, 2d less than the priced advertised on the title-page. £40.00

4355 SERMONS TEXT BOOK FOR THE ANNUAL SERMONS During Christmas, Good Friday, Easter, Ascension, and Pentecost in the English Reformed Church at Amsterdam. Harlem: printed by John Enschedé and Sons, 1819. 8vo, (180x111mm), viii,64p. A remarkably good copy in original black 'mourning' stiffened wrappers, very slightly dust-soiled. Well printed, as one would expect from the house of Enschedé, on a heavy handmade paper and sold for the benefit of the English Orphan House in Amsterdam. £20.00

18927 SHADRACH, Azariah. UDGORN Y JUBILI YN CYHOEDDI RHYDDID I'R HOTTENTOTIAID; neu hymnau newyddion, ar amryw destunau, ac yn neillduol ar lwyddiant yr efengyl. Caerfyrddin [Carmarthen]: argraffwyd gan J Evans, 1818. Cr 8vo, (114x65mm), 136p. Finger-soiled and slightly browned throughout. Disbound. The first edition of a rare Welsh hymnal, the only other copy we can locate is in the National Library of Wales. £30.00

19888 SHERLOCK, William. THE CHARITY OF LENDING WITHOUT USURY. And the true notion of usury briefly stated. In a sermon preach'd before the Right Honourable the Lord Mayor, at St. Bridget's Church, on Tuesday in Easter-week. 1692. Second edition, London: printed for William Rogers at the Sun over against St. Dunstan's Church in Fleetstreet, 1692. 4to, (292x155mm), [2],27,[1]p. lacking the half-title, some soiling of the fore-margin of the title page and a piece torn from the head-fore corner of all leaves from the title to page 24, without textual loss. Disbound. (ETSC 14496, this issue has the publication date printed in Roman numerals). The final page carrying adverts for the author's works. Sherlock courted a certain amount of controversy throughout his career: he attacked the great Puritan theologian John Owen, upset James II with his anti-papal preaching and refused to take the oaths to William and Mary, none of which seemed to do him too much harm as he became Dean of St Paul's in 1691. £20.00

19889 SHERLOCK, William. A SERMON PREACH'D ON THE SECOND OF SEPTEMBER, being the fast for the Fire of London, at the Cathedral Church of St Paul's, before the right honourable the lord-mayor, aldermen, and citizens of London. London: printed for W. Rogers, 1699. Sm.4to, (203x155mm), [4], 26,[2]p. some browning thoughout. Disbound (ESTC 33837). With the half-title reading: 'The Dean of St. Paul's Fast-Sermon...' with the order to print on the verso, and the final recto carrying adverts for the author's works. Sherlock courted a certain amount of controversy throughout his career: he attacked the great Puritan theologian John Owen, upset James II with his anti-papal preaching and refused to take the oaths to William and Mary, none of which seemed to do him too much harm as he became Dean of St Paul's in 1691. £30.00

13895 SHEWRING, Walter (Editor). RICH AND POOR IN CHRISTIAN TRADITION. Writing from many centuries, chosen, translated and introduced. London: Burns Oates & Washbourne, 1948. 8vo, (190x127mm), x,262p. frontispiece after a carving by Eric Gill. A good copy in original black cloth, bookplate. £8.00

18770 SLEDIANUS, Johannes. DE QUATUOR SUMMIS IMPERIIS libri tres: postrema editione hac accurate recogniti. Amstelodami [Amsterdam]: Ludovicum Elzevirium, 1654. Cr.8vo, (114x52mm), 309,[23]p. Engraved title-page. Near-contemporary calf, two-line gilt border with floral corner ornaments, joints and head and tail of the backstrip worn, the front joint splitting at the head, marbled paper end-leaves on the pastedowns only, the front overlaid by a later bookplate. An extremely popular and important Reformation text which, in tracing the history of the Babylonian, Persian, Greek and Roman empires, posited a view of a linear progression of history. This typographically attractive edition follows in the great tradition of the justly-renowned Elzevir miniature classics which, for the elegance of design on such a scale and the clarity and regularity of the type, have remained unsurpassed. £125.00

12373 SLOAN, Walter B. THESE SIXTY YEARS. The story of the Keswick Convention. London: Pickering & Inglis, [1935?] 8vo, (250x155mm), 114p. set double column. illustrations. Original cloth, slightly soiled and the backstrip faded £10.00

16808 SMALBROKE, Richard. A CHARGE DELIVERED TO THE REVEREND THE CLERGY OF THE DIOCESE OF LICHFIELD AND COVENTRY, in the triennial visitation of the same in 1735 and 1736. By... Richard, Lord Bishop of Lichfield and Coventry. London: printed for John and Paul Knapton, 1737. 8vo, (192x121mm), [4],62,[2p publisher's adverts [of other works by this author]. A clean and bright copy, disbound. £35.00

19513 STOCKER, Jacob. SPRUCHE SALOMONIS DES WEISESTEN KONIGS: In welchen/ als in einem Taglichen Handbuch Gelehret wird/ wie ein jeglicher gleubiger Christ ein gut Leben fuhren soll/ fur Gott und der Welt. In hundert un neun und sechzig Predigten/ zu Jehna in der Stadkirchen erkleret... Jehna, Tobiam Steinman, 1621. Folio, (310x190mm), [16],1,221,[23]p.the numbered text leaves foliated only on the recto 1-610; the title pages printed in red and black with the words 'Salomonis des Weieesten Konigs' printed from a woodcut block and incorporating an ornately decorated capital, the word 'Spruche' printed in black from type which has been clearly printed before the red as the letters appear to have been dropped into a suitable hole cut in the woodblock. Printed largely in black letter with the index in Roman type and some very occasional Greek type; lightly browned throughout. Contemporary quarter vellum, the backstrip very worn and with some damage and loss, the sides formed from vellum leaves from an early printed book, yap edges though the vellum ties have been lost from the fore-edge. The first edition of a voluminous collection of sermons inspired by Solomon's book of proverbs by Jacob Stocker (1572-1649) a protestant minister at Jen and Eisleben, we can locate only two other copies of this book, both in German libraries. We have been unable to attribute the early printed leaves that are used on the front and rear covers but they are handsome enough in their own right; the front - printed in red and black - employing an attractive black letter type, mainly of a large size; that on the rear cover is probably from the same source though printed in two columns and in type of a small size. £575.00

17922 TAYLOR, Jeremy. THE WHOLE SERMONS... And the rule and exercises of holy living and holy dying. With a biographical memoir. Edinburgh: A. & C. Black, 1840. Roy.8vo, (232x153mm), xviii,180,164,153,[1],vi,122,102pp. separate titles to each part. A handsome copy in contemporary blue-black calf, ornately tooled in blind, small split neatly repaired at the head of the rear joint, front endleaves partly faded, a near-contemporary gift inscription, and small 'departmental library' rubber-stamp on the front free and a bookplate removed from the pastedown. Printed in Edinburgh by Andrew Shortrede £120.00

13940 THERRY, R. A LETTER TO THE RIGHT HON. GEORGE CANNING, on the present state of the Catholic question. To which are annexed Six letters of the Right Hon. E. Burke, (never before published) Reminiscences, &c. London: printed for J. Ridgeway, Piccadilly; and R. Milliken, 104, Grafton Street, Dublin, 1826. 8vo, (195x120mm), [2],64p. title lightly spotted and with lengthy marginal tear from the spine outwards. Disbound and preserved in a modern binders' cloth envelope chemise. Printed by John M'Creery. A lengthy polemic on the emancipation of Roman Catholics in the United Kingdom. £50.00

11590 THORNTON, William. SPEECH OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM THORNTON, in the House of Commons, on Thursday, the 7th of May, 1818, on his motion to repeal the declarations, against the belief of transubstantiation, and asserting the worship of the Church of Rome to be idolatrous. With authorities and illustrations, deductions and conclusion. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, by W Bulmer, 1818. 8vo, (227x140mm), [4],262p. Contemporary half calf, rebacked preserving most of the earlier backstrip, paste paper decorated sides. Gift inscription from the author to Lord Castlereagh on the half-title, with some slight loss to the binder's trimming plough. Armorial bookplate dated 1915. (Isaac 'Checklist in William Bulmer the fine printer in context543) A lengthy argument against the anti-Catholic nature of the oaths of allegiance taken by Members of Parliament. £35.00

17565 THORNTON, William. SPEECH OF LIEUTENANT GENERAL WILLIAM THORNTON, in the House of Commons, on Thursday, the 7th of May, 1818, on his motion to repeal the declarations, against the belief of transubstantiation, and asserting the worship of the Church of Rome to be idolatrous. With authorities and illustrations, deductions and conclusion. London: printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, by W Bulmer, 1818. 8vo, (242x155mm), [2],262p. + 6p publisher's adverts sewn onto the rear pastedown. Original boards, somewhat worn at the edges and with some slight loss from the head and tail of the backstrip, printed back-label partly degraded. (Isaac 'checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context 543) A lengthy argument against the anti-Catholic nature of the oaths of allegiance taken by Members of Parliament. £65.00

21541 Van TORRE, Antonius. DIALOGI FAMILIARES LITTERARUM TIRONIBUS in pietatis, scholae, ludorum exercitationibus utiles, & necessarii. Antvwepiae: Typis Viduae Henrici Thieullier, Prostant Trajecti ad Mosam typis Jacobi Lekens, bibliopolae, 1750. 12mo, (135x82mm), [36],240p. Later (?19th century) quarter canvas. black pebble-grain cloth sides, corner tips worn, previous owner's rubber-stamp on the front free endleaf. £60.00

17049 VICTORIA REGINA. SPECIAL FORMS OF SERVICE IN COMMEMORATION OF HER LATE MAJESTY QUEEN VICTORIA of blessed and glorious memory to be used in all churches and chapels in England and Wales and in Berwick-upon-Tweed either on the day of the funeral, or on the most convenient day within the octave. London: printed by Eyre and Spottiswoode, 1901. 4to, (272x193mm), [4]p set within a black rule border, edges frayed and generally slightly browned. Obviously a rush job produced without the degree of care that one associates with royal printing and employing a cheap grade of newsprint-type paper. Nonetheless an unusual survival that contains the prayers, &c to be used in services to commemorate the dead queen. £20.00

17017 [VIEXMONT, Claude De & Pedro De SOTO.] METHODIS CONFESSIONUS, hoc est, ars sive ratio, &c. bevis quaedam via confitendi, in qua peccata & eorum remedia plenissime continentur. Ad haec XII. articulorum fidei cum pia, tumerudita explanatio. [Antwerp] Antverpiae : in audibus Ioan Steelfij, 1556. cr.8vo, (88x70mm), 272 leaves, printer's device on the title, paper repairs to the first six leaves with minor textual loss to three, and a small worn trail in the head of the final three leaves. Contemporary (?original) full vellum, blind tooled roll within a three line frame on the covers and with a diagonal blind fillet in the spine compartments, painted red vellum lettering piece (blank) on the backstrip, the covers slightly distorted. A rare Antwerp printing of this popular schoolbook for teaching Latin grammar through confession and penitential prayer. First published in Paris in 1531 for students of the College of Navarre, the book appeared under several variations of the title and was probably first revised by Pedro de Soto (probably the Jesuit of the same name) at the time of a Venice edition of 1545. A number of editions appeared in France, Germany, Italy and the Low Countries in the next half-century; none of them now in any way common, as befits a schoolbook that should have worn out through continual use. Despite the faults noted above, the internal condition on the whole is clean and bright and the manner of binding worthy of attention. The semi-stiff vellum binding has slightly distorted with time (or storage conditions) but not unduly so and is attractively ornamented with a blind tooled frame on the front and rear covers, vellum ties at the fore-edge have however, been lost. Is it impossible that this is an early example of a 'publisher's' binding? Vellum would make an excellent and hard-wearing material for a book designed for frequent, and perhaps rough, handling. Another point leading us towards this possibility is the cost-conscious construction of the binding which is composed of two pieces of vellum, one covering the front board and extending around the spine and about a quarter of the way across the rear board, where it overlays another piece of slightly different coloured vellum. However, the tooling is unbroken leaving us to suspect that this was as originally bound. An interesting little book we submit. £300.00

18002 VINES, David. THE POSTURE OF DAVID'S SPIRIT when he was in a doubtfull condition. Opened in a sermon preached before the honourable House of Commons at Margarets Westminster, upon October 11, 1644. Being a day especially set apart for a publicke humiliation. London: printed by I.N. [i.e. John Norton], for Abel Roper, 1644. Sm.4to, (176x130mm), [2],[4],26p. title page set within a fleuron border, slightly creased at the head at the time of printing, the leaf carrying the House of Commons order to print present before the title rather than at the end of the text. Modern binder's boards, slightly soiled, bookplate. Vines, the vicar of both Weddington and Caldecot parishes in Warwickshire prior to his ejection from the livings, was regarded as an 'orthodox divine' and was frequently invited to peach before the Long Parliament. In this sermon he expresses his dismay at religion being debased into 'a kind of philosophy of opinions.'  £120.00

6897 VOLLMAR, Edward R. THE CATHOLIC CHURCH IN AMERICA: An historical bibliography. Second edition. New York: Scarecrow Press, 1963. 8vo, 399p. A good copy in original cloth. £6.00

17133 WAKERLEY, John E. THE MAKING OF MORAL MANHOOD. London: Robert Culley, [1909.] 8vo, (194x128mm), 208p. Original cloth, edges slightly discoloured. Coloured printed prize bookplate of Stainton Wesleyan Sunday School, dated 1913. £10.00

17812 WATTS, Isaac. THE PSALMS OF DAVID; imitated in the language of the New Testament, and applied to the Christian state of worship. A new edition, corrected. Derby: printed by and for Henry Mozley; sold also in London by G. Cowie, 1822. 12mo, (131x71mm), 304p. [bound with] WATTS, Isaac. HYMNS AND SPIRITUAL SONGS. Derby: printed by and for Henry Mozley; sold also in London by G. Cowie, 1822. 282,[22]p. Together 2 volumes in 1, Contemporary marbled sheep, backstrip, joints and corner tips worn, Early owner's signature of Elizabeth Breede of Orton, dated 1821 on the front free endleaf. Rare editions of both titles, COPAC locates only a single copy of the first-named title, and does not locate an edition of the second-named at all. £75.00

21494 WEEKLY PACQUET. THE WEEKLY PACQUET OF ADVICE FROM ROME: or, the history of popery. Number 19, Friday the 11th of April, 1679. London: printed for Langley Curtis, 1679. Sm.4to, (199x147mm), [8]p. numbered 145-152. Original self-wrappers and preserved in a modern binders' cloth envelope chemise. (ESTC 1924) A single issue of a weekly anti-Catholic diatribe in the form of a contemporary news-book issued at the time of the Popish Plot. This issue contains Objections of Bellarmine, and other papists, concerning saint and angel-worship, answered, and on the final leaf under the drop-title 'The popish courant' and account of a Jesuit's secret marriage to a wealthy women. £75.00

21559 WILLIAMS, William. GWAITH PRYDYDDAWL y diweddar barchedig William Williams... Sef, yr holl hymnau a gyfansoddedd yr awdwr, ar amryw destynau. Argraphiad newydd. Caerfyrddin [Carmarthen]: agraphwyd ac ar werth gan Jonathan Harris, 1811. 12mo, (160x95mm), xii, (5-)957,[1]p. With separate part-titles at p/265: Caniadau, y rhai sydd ar y mor o wydr, &c. dated 1811, and at p.671: Gloria in excelsis: neu hymnau o fawl i dduw a'r oen, dated 1812. i leaf of the introductory matter bound out of sequence. Contemporary calf, worn and very stained, lacking the backstrip. (Libri Walliae 5485) £75.00

19094 [WILSON, Thomas] SELECT HYMNS. A SUPPLEMENT TO Dr. WATTS'S PSALMS AND HYMNS, primarily designed for the use of the congregation assembling in the chapel adjoining the Hoxton Academy, London. Seventh edition, London: printed for the Editor, sold by W. Baynes..., 1823. 12mo, (133x86mm), xii,[204]p. some finger-soiling and the title-page partly somewhat stained in the fore and head margin areas from offset of leather on the front turn-in. Contemporary sheep, front joint and tail of the backstrip repaired with stained Japanese paper. Edited by Thomas Wilson of the Hoxton Academy; COPAC locates very few copies of any of the editions of this supplement to Isaac Watts, and only one copy of an 1823 edition and that carries a different imprint from the edition we offer. £75.00

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