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  • A Funeral Oration upon the Late King James. Composed from Memoirs furnished by Mr. Porter, his Great Chamberlain. Printed by the Consent of the late Queen. Dedicated to the French King, and published by his authority. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Funeral Oration upon the Late King James. Composed from Memoirs furnished by Mr. Porter, his Great Chamberlain. Printed by the Consent of the late Queen. Dedicated to the French King, and published by his authority. Wherein it is own'd, That the late King reconciled his Brother King Charles II. to the Church of Rome, that he Himself design'd to destroy the Protestant Religion, and to reduce these Kingdoms to the Obedience of the See of Rome, according to the example of Louis le Grand, who, they hope, will effect it, and to punish there Rebellious Nations, as they are pleased to call them. With remarks upon the whole.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: A. Baldwin, 1702. Broadside, disbound. Title, dedication to the King, funeral oration. Full page woodcut pasted onto the last page. A mock oration of the recently deceased King James (who had been overthrown in the Glorious Revolution). Here, the author alleges that the King was active in trying to overthrow Protestantism, thus providing a justification of the reign of William & Mary, and a condemnation of the Jacobite cause. [iv], 7-17 [i]. pp.

    Condition: Overall a nice clean copy. It is disbound, with the leaves loose. Although the pagination and register suggests that a leaf is missing, it is not clear that this is the case. The work flows, and does not seem to have any loss. ESTC cites three versions of this work, including two by the same publisher. These are 25 and 26 pp in length. This is 17, but is stated that it is finished to page 17. (The following work under the pasted vignette is a different work in French). It would seem that this is another version.

    Book ID: 1414
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  • A Gentleman in Prison. by ISHII, Tokichi
    ISHII, Tokichi
    A Gentleman in Prison. The Story of Tokichi Ishii. Written in Tokyo Prison. Translated by Caroline Macdonald

    New York: George H. Doran Company, 1922. First Edition. Hardback. Blue cloth, with paper labels to front board and spine. No dust jacket. Six b/w photographs. 164 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). An autobiographical study with excellent insight in to Japanese prison conditions of the time. Caroline Macdonald carried out missionary work in Tokyo prisons, and this is the true story of the convicted murderer Tokichi Ishii who spent 27 years incarcerated for his crime. Mrs Macdonald befriended Ishii and enjoyed many discussions about Christianity and Buddhism with him prior to his death.

    Condition: Light bumping to boards. Previous owner's signature to FFEP, otherwise very clean.

    Book ID: 2834
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  • A Gentleman of France. by WEYMAN, Stanley
    WEYMAN, Stanley
    A Gentleman of France. Being The Memoirs Of Gaston De Bonne Sieur De Marsac

    London: Longmans Green & Co, 1894. New edition. Blue cloth hardback beveled boards with gilt title to front and spine. From the library of the author Maarten Maartens. Black end papers. Frontis with tissue guard, illustrated title page. Book is in a fair condition only, as it is foxed throughout. 412 pages. 190 x 130 mm (7½ x 5 inches).

    Book ID: 2857
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  • A Guinness Sport Folio by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Guinness Sport Folio

    Guinness. Printed by John Waddington Ltd, 1952. As the slogan on the back cover says: There's nothing like a Guinness; except another! Softback colour promotional booklet, with the year divided in to various sporting activities by month. Undated, but circa 1952. First Edition. Designed for Guinness by S. H. Benson Limited. A few very small spots of foxing throughout, often barely visible. Otherwise very good. Illustrated throughout by Anthony Groves-Raines. 16 pages. 240 x 165 mm (9½ x 6½ inches).

    Book ID: 3005
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  • A History of English Councils and Convocations by HODY, Humphry.
    HODY, Humphry.
    A History of English Councils and Convocations And of the Clergy's sitting in Parliament. In which is also Comprehended the History of Parliaments, With an Account of our Ancient Laws.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Rob. Clavell, 1701. 1st Edition, complete in three parts. Contemporary full leather binding with a recent leather spine / corners and labels. The binding is amateur binding. Law Library label to the inside front board. Humphrey Hody (1659 – 20 January 1707). Born in Somerset. Was chaplain to Stillingfleet, and later to John tillotson & Thomas Tenison (Archbishop's of Canterbury). He was an author of several works, including bible interpretation. He supported the ruling party again non-jurors. [xviii], 2, 1-431, [i], 1-294. pp

    Condition: Apart from the amateur binding (where the spine is not a great match to the boards), the book is in very nice condition. Paper cracked at hinge to the front board, but binding is holding well. Slight darkening to the pages, consistent with age.

    Book ID: 1407
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  • A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company. by CHATTERTON, Eyre. (Bishop of Nagpur).
    CHATTERTON, Eyre. (Bishop of Nagpur).
    A History of the Church of England in India Since the Early Days of the East India Company.

    London: Society for the Promotion of Christian Knowledge (SPCK), 1924. Original blue cloth with gilt titles. Frontis photograph of the first Indian Bishop. Thirteen illustrations.

    Condition: Very nice condition. The blue cloth is clean and tidy with just a little handling to the head and tail of the spine. Inside, there are two gift inscriptions to the front end paper. A little light foxing to the pages.

    Book ID: 1536
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  • A History of Vagrants and Vagrancy, by RIBTON-TURNER, C.J.
    RIBTON-TURNER, C.J.
    A History of Vagrants and Vagrancy, Beggars and Begging

    London: Chapman and Hall, 1887. First edition, with 19 b/w illustrations and a table showing the number of vagrants apprehended, convicted and discharged from 1831-85. Including an index of statutes, an index of beggars and a general index. In publisher's deep mauve boards with gilt titles to spine and gilt depiction of stocks to upper board. xxi, 720 pp.
    230 x 160 mm (9 x 6¼ inches). A highly comprehensive treatment of the subject, beginning in 368 in Britain, and including chapters such as 'the Secret Jargon of the Vagrant and Mendicant', as well as reports on other countries in Europe.

    Condition: Sun fading to spine. New end papers and solid binding. A previous owner name neat to title and small stamps internally, otherwise crisp and clean. A good copy.

    Book ID: 2162
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  • A Hundred and Eleven Years Without a Chauffeur. by SPARK, Muriel.
    SPARK, Muriel.
    A Hundred and Eleven Years Without a Chauffeur.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Colophon Press, 2001. A lovely copy of this limited edition work. Signed by the author to the colophon. Blue soft covers with white label to the front cover. Sewn with white cotton. This is number 37 from a total limitation of 157 copies printed by letterpress on Velin d'ARCHES. Short story, (first published in The New Yorker in June 2000), about a famous woman writer who searches through her family photographs at the request of her biographer. Upon doing so, she discovers that some she remembers are missing...

    Condition: A lovely copy, without flaws.

    Book ID: 1071
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  • A Journey made in the Summer of 1794, through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany With a Return down the Rhine: by RADCLIFFE, Ann
    RADCLIFFE, Ann
    A Journey made in the Summer of 1794, through Holland and the Western Frontier of Germany With a Return down the Rhine: To Which are Added, Observations during a Tour to the Lakes of Lancashire, Westmoreland, and Cumberland.

    Dublin: P. Wogan, H. Colbert et al, 1795. Original half calf with marbled boards. Gilt crest to the spine for an unidentified Earl (crown in laurels). Recent gilt to black label. A very nice copy of this travelogue. The Dublin edition was published simultaneously to the English Edition. Original binder's note tipped into the rear end paper. Ann Radcliffe was a pioneer of the Gothic novel. Primarily known for the Mysteries of Udolpho and The Italian. vi, 500 pp.

    Condition: The binding is in good condition, with a touch of marking only. Inside, the book is clean and tidy - with just a little foxing. A very nice copy.

    Book ID: 1930
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  • A Key to the Skulls of North American Mammals by GLASS, Bryan P.
    GLASS, Bryan P.
    A Key to the Skulls of North American Mammals

    Stillwater: Oklahoma State University, 1965. Signed dedication by Bryan P. Glass to the front in ink. Illustrated pale green paperback covers, with green cloth spine. Front cover is age toned to the very edges. Copyright 1951, but this is stated as the seventh printing from 1965. Illustrated with over 100 b/w fascinating anatomical drawings. Clean inside. 53 pages. 280 x 215 mm (11 x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 3049
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  • A Letter Concerning Invocation of Saints, and Adoration of the Cross, by BARLOW, Dr.
    BARLOW, Dr.
    A Letter Concerning Invocation of Saints, and Adoration of the Cross, Writ Ten Years since, to John Evelyn of Depthford Esq: By Dr Barlow, then Provost of Q. Colledge, and now Lord Bishop of Lincoln.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: John Macock, 1679. Pamphlet. Disbound. Title, introduction, text. The author examines a sermon by St Cyril, which is often used to validate the invocation of Saints within the Roman Catholic church. The author condemns the act of the Invocation of the Saints, as a Popish superstition. Thomas Barlow (1607–8 October 1691) was a Church of England academic and clergyman, who became Bishop of Lincoln. He was strongly Calvinist and anti-Catholic, and was one of the last English Bishops to identify the Pope as the Antichrist. During the Popish Plot, he wrote much proving the Pope to be the Anti-christ. He quickly swore an oath of allegiance to the Catholic James II and on the accession of William and…

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    London: John Macock, 1679. Pamphlet. Disbound. Title, introduction, text. The author examines a sermon by St Cyril, which is often used to validate the invocation of Saints within the Roman Catholic church. The author condemns the act of the Invocation of the Saints, as a Popish superstition. Thomas Barlow (1607–8 October 1691) was a Church of England academic and clergyman, who became Bishop of Lincoln. He was strongly Calvinist and anti-Catholic, and was one of the last English Bishops to identify the Pope as the Antichrist. During the Popish Plot, he wrote much proving the Pope to be the Anti-christ. He quickly swore an oath of allegiance to the Catholic James II and on the accession of William and Mary was just as quick to vote that James had abdicated by leaving the country and swore a new oath to William and Mary. 1-39 pp. Wing B834.

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    Condition: The title and last page are a little darkened and marked, the rest of the text is clean; the pages have been cropped close with slight loss to the marginal notes, the text is unaffected, it is loosely bound together.

    Book ID: 1411
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  • A Letter of Enquiry to the Reverend Fathers of the Society of Jesus. by TAYLOR, James.
    TAYLOR, James.
    A Letter of Enquiry to the Reverend Fathers of the Society of Jesus. Written in the Person of a Dissatisfied Roman Catholick.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: William Rogers & Samuel Smith, 1689. A disbound pamphlet / tract. Title, advertisement, text. An anti-Catholic work, asking questions of the Jesuits about adoration of the Virgin, the invocation of Angels and saints, and the use of Relics etc: The pamphlet bears the imprimatur of Henry Wharton, the Archbishop of Canterbury. Taylor states that he is a layman in the Church of England, but produces this tract, as if from a dissatisfied Catholic, as he is sure there are some doubting / dissatisfied Catholics who would welcome answers to his questions. Wing T284. [iv], Collation: 1-44 pp. Gathers: A-F4.

    Condition: A light touch of foxing to the outside pages, otherwise clean and tidy throughout. The binding is tight. Initial (G) to the head of the title page.

    Book ID: 1393
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  • A letter to Father Lewis Sabran Jesuite, in answer to his Letter to a Peer of the Church of England. by [ANON] but [Gee, Edward].
    [ANON] but [Gee, Edward].
    A letter to Father Lewis Sabran Jesuite, in answer to his Letter to a Peer of the Church of England. Wherein the Postscript to the Answer to Nubes Testium is vindicated. And F. Sabran's mistakes further discovered.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Henry Motlock, 1688. Disbound. Pamphlet. Title, Imprimatur, text. In this work, Gee contested Sabran's claim that the church fathers had promoted a belief in the intercession of the Virgin Mary. Sabran was a French Jesuit, and son of the French ambassador to England. He was a priest in London following the accession of James I and was the chaplain to the Prince of Wales. Following the Revolution, he took the infant to safety in Europe. He was often engaged in disputation, particularly with Edward Gee, (about the Invocation of Saints) and William Sherlock.
    Gee was Dean of Lincoln and strongly anti-Catholic. He was engaged in disputes with Catholics throughout his career. 1-8 pp. Wing G456.

    Condition: The pamphlet has light staining throughout and there is a small marginal closed tear, it is loosely bound together, the title is almost coming away, and the last leaf is detached.

    Book ID: 1398
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  • A Letter Written by a Minister, for the Satisfaction of a Person Doubting in Religion. Shewn to be Unsatisfactory by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Letter Written by a Minister, for the Satisfaction of a Person Doubting in Religion. Shewn to be Unsatisfactory

    Edition: Reprint

    London: Henry Hills, 1688. Disbound pamphlet. Title with vignette. A defence of Catholicism. In two parts - a letter written to a young man (J.W.) who was considering becoming a Roman Catholic, persuading him of the merits of the Protestant church, and then a reply from his Catholic confessor, putting the Catholic case. This is the second edition. (The first being printed in 1686) [viii], 1-38 (I.e. 30) pp. Wing B185A.

    Condition: The title has a small tear, a small stain, and is a touch marked. The text has some light foxing in a few places and is loosely bound together. The pagination is complete, and although the collation is complete, the numbering is 1-16, 25-38.

    Book ID: 1406
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  • The Funeral Oration for Charles II
    A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory... by ANDERSON, Henry
    ANDERSON, Henry
    A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory...

    London: Luke Meredith at The King's Head, 1685. Full title reads: "A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory. By Henry Anderson, M.A. vicar of Kingsumborne in Hampshire."
    The original funeral oration for Charles II. Now bound in faux leather boards with gilt titles to the front board. End papers from time of binding. Bound in to the rear are two additional leaves, printed in Circa 1816 and each offering a hymn composed by Joseph Wiggins. He was a member of Stretton Friendly Society (Quakers). The faux leather cover is clean and bright. The text is mainly clean, with a touch of marking / foxing to it.…

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    London: Luke Meredith at The King's Head, 1685. Full title reads: "A loyal tear dropt on the vault of the high and mighty Prince Charles II. Of glorious and happy memory. By Henry Anderson, M.A. vicar of Kingsumborne in Hampshire."
    The original funeral oration for Charles II. Now bound in faux leather boards with gilt titles to the front board. End papers from time of binding. Bound in to the rear are two additional leaves, printed in Circa 1816 and each offering a hymn composed by Joseph Wiggins. He was a member of Stretton Friendly Society (Quakers). The faux leather cover is clean and bright. The text is mainly clean, with a touch of marking / foxing to it. small number 19 to title suggests that this has been abstracted from a larger collection at some point. [6], 26, [4] p. ; 4⁰. Signatures: A-D⁴ +2 leaves. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches).
    Conforms to Wing A3091. Bibliography - Wing (2nd ed.), A3091

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    Book ID: 2822
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  • A Mapp of Kent. by BLOME, Richard
    BLOME, Richard
    A Mapp of Kent. With its Laths and Hundreds. By his Majesty's Command.

    London: 1673. Hand coloured map of Kent with a cartouche of flowers and fruit, being the products of the County, which is balanced by the arms of the Rt. Hon. Heneage Finch, Earl of Winchelsea, Viscount Maidstone, Lord Fitzherbert of Eastwell, Lord of Ye Royal Manor of Wye and Lieutenant of the County. Shows all the lathes and hundreds but no roads are indicated. Map 101/2" x 131/2" board is 15" x 17" Richard Blome (1635-1705) was a cartographer and publisher. Often accused of plagarism, this work appeared in his "Brittannia" in 1673. A smaller edition was later produced in "Speed's Maps Epitomised"

    Condition: The colouring of the cartouche and arms are quite well done, but the colouring of the lathes and hundreds is a little gaudy - and is probably later colouring. The map and mounting board are both a touch darkened, but overall in sound condition. There is a very light centre fold to the map.

    Book ID: 1673
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  • A Memorial of God's Judgements. Spiritual and Temporal. by LOCKYER, Nicholas. [Lockier].
    LOCKYER, Nicholas. [Lockier].
    A Memorial of God's Judgements. Spiritual and Temporal. Or Sermons to Call to Remembrance. First preached and now Published for Publick Benefit.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Dorman Newman: 1671. A collection of sermon's by Cromwell's Chaplain, Nicholas Lockyer [Lockier]. Full leather binding. First edition. Nicholas Lockyer (1611–1685) was an English clergyman and Independent minister, a close supporter of Oliver Cromwell and Provost of Eton College, and later an ejected minister and nonconformist. (10), 32 (2) 33-67, (2) 69-106, missing half title leaf 107-174 (2) 175-226 (4)

    Condition: Rubbed and worn leather boards. No end papers. Weak to front hinge. Marking to front board and title page. The rest of the book is mainly clean and tidy, but with some worm holes to the margins.

    Book ID: 1876
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  • A Moveable Feast by HEMINGWAY, Ernest
    HEMINGWAY, Ernest
    A Moveable Feast

    London: Jonathan Cape, 1964. First UK Edition, first impression of Hemingway's charming memoir. Hardback in original price clipped dust jacket. Dust jacket is slightly chipped at the spine and top, which is also lightly age toned. Boards clean. Internally very clean. 192 pages. 205 x 135 mm (8 x 5¼ inches).

    Book ID: 3116
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  • A Narrative of Iniquities and Barbarities Practised at Rome in the Nineteenth Century. by CIOCCI, Raffaele.
    CIOCCI, Raffaele.
    A Narrative of Iniquities and Barbarities Practised at Rome in the Nineteenth Century.

    London: James Nisbet & Co, 1845. Seventh Edition. Original blind stamped buckram boards, with new paper labels to the spine. Yellow end papers. Ciocci was obviously dissatisfied with the Church, as he was both a Benedictine and a Cistercian monk before becoming an Anti Catholic. 180pp.

    Condition: The boards are clean and tidy. The white spine labels look home made. Internally clean and tidy, with light to moderate foxing throughout. Overall a sound copy.

    Book ID: 1596
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  • A Natural History of British Moths - 4 volumes by MORRIS, The Reverend F. O.
    MORRIS, The Reverend F. O.
    A Natural History of British Moths - 4 volumes

    London: John C. Nimmo, 1891. Four Volumes. Third Edition. Complete with 132 plates.Containing nearly two thousand specimens all coloured by hand. Original dark green decorated buckram. Slight fading / rubbing to the gilt. Handling to top and base of spine. Bump / crease to the front of vol III (not as bad as it sounds!). Internally clean and tidy with slight foxing to the end papers. A Very nice copy.
    xvi, 253., iv, 180., iv, 233., iv, 5-322. pp.
    260 by 160mm (10¼ by 6¼ inches).

    Book ID: 2171
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