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  • A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies by the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    the editor of "Young Singer's Book of Songs"
    A Collection of Amusing Rounds and Catches, for the Use of Schools, Families and Choral Societies Selected from the Original Sources by the Editor of "The Young Singer's Book of Songs"

    London: Longman and Co: 1869. Disbound. (Originally Blue paper covers - the front cover has now gone). Adverts to the rear blue cover 45 songs, with the music and words. Oblong 8vo. This is the stated Fourth Edition of this work. 24 pp,

    Condition: The rear pale blue cover has some foxing spots to it. The front and rear cover have become detached at some point, and only the rear has survived. Otherwise clean if slightly darkened to the edges. The music and songs are all in good condition and fully legible.

    Book ID: 1339
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  • An Attractive Group Of Illustrations
    A Collection Of Hand Coloured Lithographs. by [ANON]
    [ANON]
    A Collection Of Hand Coloured Lithographs.

    Na, 1850. An attractive work. A collection of 20 hand coloured lithographs, numbered 1-20, showing scenes of life in the Low Countries. For example, the first shows the progress of a young man, accompanied by his dog and monkey. There is no title page, and no clue about artist or printer to any of the plates. The covers of the album bear the word "Album" surrounded by blind stamped designs. The text is somewhat rubbed. Cloth spine.
    The first lithograph has a reference 656 to it, which presumably indicates a series, but we have been unable to identify it.
    20 leaves printed and hand coloured to recto only. 21.5cm x 32cm

    Book ID: 2915
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  • A commentary on the book of Job with a translation by COX, Samuel
    COX, Samuel
    A commentary on the book of Job with a translation

    London: C. Kegan Paul & Co, 1880. Scarce First edition. Original black buckram with gilt titles to spine. Clean condition, but a little rubbed. Black end papers, front and rear hinges have been reinforced by archival tape. Internally clean and tidy throughout. A few foxing spots only, mainly confined to the first few pages. Xi, 552 pp. Plus advertisements for C. Kegan Paul & Co. at rear. 230 x 150 mm (9 x 6 inches). Samuel Cox was a baptist minister and British theological writer born in 1826. He was editor of the monthly publication 'Expositor'.

    Book ID: 2764
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  • A Compendium of the East Being an Account of Voyages to the Grand Indies Made By the Sieur Jean De Lacombe, of Quercy, Formerly Captain at Arms in the Service of the Company of the Indies of Holland. by LACOMBE, Jean de
    LACOMBE, Jean de
    A Compendium of the East Being an Account of Voyages to the Grand Indies Made By the Sieur Jean De Lacombe, of Quercy, Formerly Captain at Arms in the Service of the Company of the Indies of Holland. Now Published for the First Time [from the Bordeaux Manuscript of 1681] in an English translation by Stepanie & Denis Clark. Edited, with an Introduction by Ashley Gibson

    London: The Golden Cockerel Press, 1937. First / Limited edition; Number 86 of 300 copies. Black cloth spine, batik covered boards. Printed in Perpetua type on Arnold's hand-made paper. Contemporary Engravings of the principal places visited reproduced from Schultzen's Ost-indische Reyse [Amsterdam, 1676]. Maps used as end papers are from a contemporary Mercator Atlas. Double page plates, double page facsimile from original manuscript. 209, [1] pp. Bookplate of Herbert Eberhard Hering, a noted German-Brazilian bibliophile and book collector, appears on the inside front paste down. 320 by 200mm (12½ by 7¾ inches).

    Condition: The black spine has a little nicking to the top and tail of the spine. Overall in good, clean condition though. Internally clean with a few foxing spots only.

    Book ID: 2244
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  • A Confutation of Quakerism; by BENNET, Thomas
    BENNET, Thomas
    A Confutation of Quakerism; Or a Plain Proof of the Falshood of what the Principal Quaker Writers (especially Mr. R. Barclay in his Apology and Other Works) do Teach. concerning the necessity of immediate revelation in order to a saving Christian faith; the Being, Nature and Operation of the Pretended Universal Light within; its Striving with Men, moving them to Prayer, and calling them to the Ministry; Regeneration, Sanctification, Justification, Salvation and Union with God; the Nature of a Church; the Rule of Faith; Water-Baptism; and the Lord's-Supper. Diverse Questions also concerning Perfection, Christ's Satisfaction, the Judge of Controversies, &c. are briefly stated and resolved.

    Edition: Reprint

    Cambridge: Printed at the University Press for Edmund Jeffery: 1709. Bound in a period full panelled calf, five raised bands to spine. Complete. Bennet, Thomas (1673–1728), Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. He had prominent Whig principles, and these led to his early preferment under George. He wrote confutations, attacking Popery as well as Quakerism, and other dissenting groups. He also wrote attacking Non-Jurors. His later work and particularly his "Hebrew Grammar" did much to enhance his reputation. (See ODNB). collation: [viii +] 318 [+ 4+ 3] pp. ; page 127 is misnumbered as 129; final three pages are a catalogue of books printed for Edmund Jeffrey.

    Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling, upper hinge cracked, corners bumped and worn. The leather work has polished up nicely though. The contents are holding firmly and are generally in good condition though toned, with some light scattered foxing, creasing or dust marking. Modern bookplate. Period plain end papers, browned. Armorial bookplate of W. Wynne

    Book ID: 1181
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  • A Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job. by PETERS, Charles.
    PETERS, Charles.
    A Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job. Together with : The Preface to a Critical Dissertation on the Book of Job.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: E. Owen, 1751. The full title continues: Wherein the Account given of that book by the Author of the the Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated &c. is particularly considered; The Antiquity of the book vindicated; The great Test (Chap. xix. 25-) explained; and a Future State shewn to have been the Popular Belief of the Ancient Jews or Hebrews. Full contemporary calf, with gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. This copy is a First edition of the Dissertation bound in with a First edition of the preface. (conforming to the ESTC entries for both works). The two title pages are bound in together at the front of the work, then…

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    London: E. Owen, 1751. The full title continues: Wherein the Account given of that book by the Author of the the Divine Legation of Moses Demonstrated &c. is particularly considered; The Antiquity of the book vindicated; The great Test (Chap. xix. 25-) explained; and a Future State shewn to have been the Popular Belief of the Ancient Jews or Hebrews. Full contemporary calf, with gilt decoration and titles to the spine. Owner's bookplate to the inside front board. This copy is a First edition of the Dissertation bound in with a First edition of the preface. (conforming to the ESTC entries for both works). The two title pages are bound in together at the front of the work, then the Preface is presented, followed by the Dissertation. Both works have their errata present. There is an owner's name in ink to the title page of the preface. The two titles show that the dissertation was published by E. Owen, and sold by S. Birt & B. Dod, S. Bathurst, J. Fletcher, W. Thurlbourn & E. Score. The preface was printed for W. Johnston, P. Davey & B. Law. Charles Peters [1690-1774] was a Cornish Church of England rector and Hebrew Scholar. Described by Polwhele as "The first Hebrew Scholar in Europe" Presumably meaning foremost! The production of this work is unusual, more in the style of the Seventeenth Century pamphleteers. The Dissertation, first published (as here) in 1751 was critical of William Warburton's work "The Divine Legation of Moses." Warburton responded, and a second edition (revised) was published in 1757. At this point, a lengthy preface was also added to deal with Warburton's comments. This was also published separately. It is this separate Preface offered here. Later (1760) he also published an Appendix, dealing further with Warburton's comments. He dies in 1774 and a volume of his sermons was produced in 1776. Lxiii, [i], 1-465, [i]. pp

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    Condition: The binding is somewhat rubbed, but holding together well. A little bumping to the corners of the boards. Slight scuffing to the boards. The gilt to the spine is somewhat rubbed but still attractive. There is a little nicking to the head and tail of the spine.

    Book ID: 1750
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  • A Dark Lantern. by ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    ROBINS, Elizabeth (C. E. Raimond)
    A Dark Lantern. A Story with a Prologue.

    London: William Heinemann, 1905. First edition. This novel was turned in to a (now lost) silent film in 1920. Bound in green cloth, with black and silver decoration to the front. Silver title to spine. 368 pages. 200 x 130 mm (7¾ x 5 inches). Elizabeth Robins was an American actor, playwright, novelist, and important suffragette. For a time Robins wrote under the name C. E. Raimond in an attempt to keep her acting and writing careers separate.

    Condition: Covers lightly rubbed, spine very slightly faded. Prelims are moderately foxed, page edges also. Otherwise a good copy.

    Book ID: 2711
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  • A Day in a Child's Life by GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    GREENAWAY, Kate (illustrator) FOSTER, Myles B. ( music)
    A Day in a Child's Life

    London: George Routledge & Sons, [1881]. First Edition. Hardback. Green cloth spine with light green paper covered bevelled boards. Beautifully illustrated throughout with colour vignettes, words and music to nine charming songs. Boards are rubbed and book has been dropped at some point so top right corner has some creasing, otherwise good and clean. 29 pages. 250 x 215 mm (9¾ x 8½ inches).

    Book ID: 2863
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  • A Defence of a Letter Concerning the Education of Dissenters in their Private Academies: by WESLEY, Samuel
    WESLEY, Samuel
    A Defence of a Letter Concerning the Education of Dissenters in their Private Academies: With a More Full and Satisfactory Account of the Same, and of Their Morals and Behaviour Towards the Church of England: Being an Answer to the Defence of Dissenters.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Robert Clavel and James Knaplock: 1704. Later Vellum with titles stamped to spine. ESTC T75521. 64pp

    Condition: Overall a decent copy. The vellum is clean and tidy, with a little foxing / marking only. A large, uncut copy. Lower corner of leaf D4 torn away, with loss of a few words from 6 lines of text. Paper flaw to leaves H-H2, with loss of a single word to recto and verso of each.

    Book ID: 1219
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  • Signed and limited
    A Dictionary of The Battle of Britain by SIMPSON, Geoff
    SIMPSON, Geoff
    A Dictionary of The Battle of Britain

    Wellington: Halsgrove, 2009. First Edition copy of this very limited signed book (exact limitation is unknown). With the signatures of the author and ten surviving pilots who flew in The Battle of Britain. This book was originally created to raise funds for 'The Battle of Britain Memorial Trust'. Hardback.
    160 pp. 310 x 220mm (12¼ x 8¾ inches).

    'The Few' were 2,353 young men from Great Britain and 574 from overseas (pilots and other aircrew) who were officially recognised as having taken part in The Battle of Britain. 544 lost their lives during the battle.

    Condition: In a very good unclipped dust jacket; internally in an as new condition.

    Book ID: 2293
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  • A Dictionary of the English Language compiled from Dr Johnson by Johnson, Dr.
    Johnson, Dr.
    A Dictionary of the English Language compiled from Dr Johnson With the Addition of Words since Familiarized to us. Also a Dictionary of Heathen Mythology to which is added a complete list of all the Cities, Boroughs, Towns and Remarkable Villages in England and Wales. And a Comprehensive view of English Grammar.

    London: Peacocks and Bampton, 1811. An attractive pocket edition of Johnson's Dictionary. Recent leather spine with label. Original boards with gilt edging. Frontis of the statue of Dr Johnson in St Paul's Cathedral, London. Mostly unpaginated.

    Condition: Spine and boards are in excellent condition. Internally, the book is in very good condition, but with some foxing, particularly to the initial pages. 3 contemporary signatures to the end paper, and an inked 'D' to the title page.

    Book ID: 2217
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  • An early work on the benefits of the Springs at Bath.
    A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. by GUIDOTT, Tho.
    GUIDOTT, Tho.
    A Discourse of Bathe, and the Hot Waters There. Also, Some Enquiries into the nature of the Water of St. Vincent's Rock, near Bristol; and that of Castle-Cary. To which is added, a Century of Observations, more fully declaring the Nature, Property, and distinction of the Baths. With An Account of the Lives, and Character, of the Physicians of Bathe.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Henry Brome at the Gun in St Paul's Church-yard: 1676. Bound in recent full calf preserving an old morocco label. One leaf (A2) is lacking. This is the engraved title page. The previous page (A1) explaining the symbolism of the illustration is present, as is the regular title page. A century of observations has separate dated title page on leaf L1r; pagination and register are continuous. "The lives and characters of the physicians of Bathe" has separate title page dated 1677 on leaf M8r; pagination and register are continuous. This copy conforms to the first edition of ESTC R10888 apart from the lack of engraved title. This copy has an additional plate at page 23. Pp.[30], 200. Conforms to Wing G2192 & ESTC R10888

    Condition: The binding is holding firmly and is in very good condition, with just some light wear to surface / extremities from handling. Contents are holding firmly and are generally in good condition if a little toned, with some light scattered foxing, occasional creases or dust marking though nothing too disfiguring, a few early ink inscriptions including at head of title, occasional ink marks, folding map of Bath with small perforation and a few nicks to edges, pp. 69 with old repair to for edge, sig G4 with loss to lower margin at gutter, final leaf with two small perforations, one just touching into inner edge of letterpress on one side of the leaf. Recent plain end papers. A good copy overall, lacking frontispiece / engraved title

    Book ID: 1130
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  • A Display of Heraldry: by GUILLIM, John.
    GUILLIM, John.
    A Display of Heraldry: Manifesting a more easie access for the Knowledge thereof than hath been hitherto published by any, through the benefit of Method; Whereunto it is now reduced by the study and Industry of John Guillim; Late Pursuivant at Arms. Bound with Analogia Honorum

    London: P: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of…

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    London: P: Printed by S. Roycroft for R. Blome, 1679. "The Fifth Edition, much enlarged with great variety of Bearings. To Which is added a Treatise of Honour, Military and Civil, According to the Laws and Customs of England, collected out of the most Authentick Authors, both Ancient and Modern by Capt. John Logan."
    A very nice copy - recently bound in quarter calf with burgundy label and marbled boards. Recent end papers. The rest of the book is original and complete. This is an ex library copy, but the stamps are not too disfiguring. A stamp and a couple of location records to the title page. Otherwise some small stamps to the verso of plates. A few of the pages have minor nicking to the edges - but well away from the text. Slight browning to the pages. Overall though, a good clean copy, with nice clear and well pressed engravings in a flawless binding. The first part of the work (Guillim's) contains hundreds of examples of Arms throughout the text. The second part (the Analogia Honorum) contains 2 engraved dedications, 9 full page portraits and 105 engraved plates containing hundreds of Arms and honours. All uncoloured. [xiv], 1-317, [ix]. [ii], 3-181, [ix]. pp + plates and engraved portraits.

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    Book ID: 1859
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  • A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of Seals in England. by [LEWIS, Reverend John]
    [LEWIS, Reverend John]
    A Dissertation on the Antiquity and Use of Seals in England. Collected by **** 1736.

    London: William Mount and Thomas Page, 1740. Scarce first edition. In hard back neat burgundy coloured library cloth. Ex-library copy. With one full-page engraved plate showing seals, plus other engravings in text. Lovely deep impressions. [2],31,[1]pp. 255 x 195 mm (10 x 7¾ inches).

    Condition: Has expected library stamps, new endpapers. Tipped-in handwritten note to back of plate reads: This Tract is written by John Lewis author of the History of the Abbey of Faversham etc. Another small insert tipped-in to title page states: Purchased out of a donation of £250 given by George William Palmer Esq. to the Reading Free Public Library. One or two pages have been reinforced towards the spine edge. Light foxing, but overall in very good shape.

    Book ID: 2929
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  • A finely drawn and hand-coloured original caricature - 'The Electors after the Close of the Poll, May 13th 1807' by Anon.
    Anon.
    A finely drawn and hand-coloured original caricature - 'The Electors after the Close of the Poll, May 13th 1807'

    1807. At the foot is written 'we three, fools be.' The character on the left seems to have a jester's hat on.
    On May 13th, 1807, William Wilberforce, Lord Milton, the Hon. Henry Lascelles (afterwards Earl of Harewood), and Mr. Walter Fawkes were nominated as parliamentary candidates in the Castle-Yard at York. This was the first contested election in the seat for 66 years. The struggle was also memorable on account of the vast expense that Lascelles incurred.
    William Wilberforce, whose party almost entirely lacked organization, was head of the poll. There were concerns that Wilberforce allied himself with a candidate whose wealth was based on the slave trade, and he was forced to write to the electors to…

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    1807. At the foot is written 'we three, fools be.' The character on the left seems to have a jester's hat on.
    On May 13th, 1807, William Wilberforce, Lord Milton, the Hon. Henry Lascelles (afterwards Earl of Harewood), and Mr. Walter Fawkes were nominated as parliamentary candidates in the Castle-Yard at York. This was the first contested election in the seat for 66 years. The struggle was also memorable on account of the vast expense that Lascelles incurred.
    William Wilberforce, whose party almost entirely lacked organization, was head of the poll. There were concerns that Wilberforce allied himself with a candidate whose wealth was based on the slave trade, and he was forced to write to the electors to explain himself. Perhaps it is Lascelles and Wilberforce who are mocked as the electors here.
    The caricature has been drawn onto the reverse of a scarce caricature engraving, of "Mr Riley in Solomon". This is most probably Samuel William Ryley (1759-1837), actor, and author of The Itinerant, or Memoirs of an Actor, 1808. 208mm x 248mm. Wilberforce, William (1759–1833), politician, philanthropist, and slavery abolitionist. Following the abolition of the slave trade, the Tories called an election. for the first and only time in his career he faced a poll for Yorkshire. Confronting as he did the great wealth and influence of both the Fitzwilliam and the Harewood interests, it was a testimony to the personal esteem in which he was held, and to his effectiveness in representing the county over the previous quarter-century, that he was returned at the head of the poll. It was alleged, however, that Wilberforce had compromised his independence by a coalition with Henry Lascelles, the Tory candidate. Wilberforce denied the charge and defended himself in a published letter to the electors.
    He acknowledged that some of his supporters had indeed also solicited votes for Lascelles, but this was without his sanction, and it would have been improper for him to constrain their actions.
    Lascelles, Henry, second earl of Harewood (1767–1841), Politician. His family wealth came from the slave trade in Barbados. After being elected twice as MP for Yorkshire, he stood again in 1807 - Lascelles, who was opposed by clothiers threatened by the removal of protection for their trade, and subjected to polemic about his family's slavery interests, was beaten by Lord Milton.
    Ryley [formerly Romney], Samuel William (1759–1837), Actor and author.
    Educated in Kensington & Fulham, although apprenticed to the woollen trade in Yorkshire, he eloped with his master's daughter and the married at Gretna Green. He was a jobbing actor, who later won a little more fame with his autobiography. "Ryley's life exhibits, with painful clarity, the precarious existence of the supporting actor of his day—snatching, at one moment, at dreams of fame and, at the next, facing the reality of poor shelter and meagre rations" (ODNB). This caricature seems true to life, as he was described as being very thin.

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    Condition: Some marking to the edges. Lower lettering has at some time had a paper slip pasted over it, now detached but with some paste marks. A touch of marking / handling. Overall in very good condition.

    Book ID: 1772
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  • A Full View of the Doctrines and Practices of the Ancient Church relating to the Eucharist. by [PATRICK, John,]
    [PATRICK, John,]
    A Full View of the Doctrines and Practices of the Ancient Church relating to the Eucharist. Wholly different from those of the present Roman Church, and inconsistent with the Belief of Transubstantiation. Being a sufficient confutation of Consensus Veterum, Nubes Testium, and other Late Collections of the Fathers, pretending the contrary.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: Richard Chiswell, 1688. A disbound book. Title, preface, contents, text in 17 chapters, adverts. Much of the text is printed in two columns, with notes in a side margin. Lacks the half title. Patrick, John (bap. 1632, d. 1695). Church of England clergyman and religious controversialist. He was a chaplain at Charterhouse, and wrote many anti-Catholic works. This work was published as part of the Anglican resistance to James II's religious policies. After the Revolution he was made precentor of the Diocese of Chichester, a post he held until his death. [XIV], 202, [ii]. pp. Wing P729.

    Condition: Disbound, the first few leaves are detached, there are some pencil marginalia, a few gathers are cropped with a slight lost to the running titles. Overall, the text block is clean and tidy.

    Book ID: 1401
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  • A Full View of the Roman Catholic Question. by A Country Gentleman [MENCE, Richard].
    A Country Gentleman [MENCE, Richard].
    A Full View of the Roman Catholic Question.

    Edition: First Edition

    London: 1813. An Anti-Catholic pamphlet, printed by J.J. Stockdale. An examination of the Claims of Roman Catholics, particularly those in Ireland, and concluding that "Too much is already conceded to the Papists." The initials W.L.J. appear in ink to the top of the title page. There are some annotations in ink throughout the text. These are in a contemporary hand, and appear to be proofing corrections - changing the grammar, correcting errors, and altering some footnotes. Perhaps this copy was being prepared for a second publication? If so, it came to nothing, as Copac cites only two holdings of this issue, with no others cited. 49 [i]. pp

    Condition: Good clean, but with no wrappers (if any). This was once part of a larger work, and has been removed from this - but was published alone (with price, printers details and colophon here). There is a touch of darkening to the outside pages. Internally clean, with the annotations as described above.

    Book ID: 1746
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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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