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: 1407More details Price: £80.00
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: 1536More details Price: £15.00
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: 2162More details Price: £120.00
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: 1071More details Price: £50.00
A Japanese Artist in London.
London: Chatto & Windus, 1910. First edition, hardback. In blue cloth boards with black title and Japanese writing to front, and gilt title to spine. Includes eight delightful full-page water colour illustrations by Markino, plus other b/w sketches by same. Fore edge rough, but gilt top edge. xix, 199,  pp.
Condition: Has some faded stains to edges of both front and back boards. Spine is very slightly faded. Minimal darkening / foxing inside.Book ID: 2707More details Price: £40.00
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: 1930More details Price: £375.00
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…(more)
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.(less)
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: 1411More details Price: £48.00
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: 1393More details Price: £45.00
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: 1398More details Price: £45.00
A Letter Written by a Minister, for the Satisfaction of a Person Doubting in Religion. Shewn to be Unsatisfactory
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: 1406More details Price: £48.00
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."(more)
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.…
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."(less)
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. , 26,  p. ; 4⁰. Signatures: A-D⁴ +2 leaves. 200 x 150 mm (7¾ x 6 inches).
Conforms to Wing A3091. Bibliography - Wing (2nd ed.), A3091Book ID: 2822More details Price: £300.00
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: 1673More details Price: £150.00
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: 1876More details Price: £1,000.00
A Message to Garcia
London: Efficiency Magazine. Small pamphlet size first English edition. Hubbard's story (1899) of an American soldier's daring journey to deliver President McKinley's communication to Gen. Calixto Garcia, a leader of the Cuban insurgents during the Spanish-American war. With an introduction by Herbert N Casson. iv, 9 pp. 180 x 115 mm (7 x 4½ inches). This was made in to a film of the same name in 1936. Although contentious, this work continues to be considered among the most important literary works on leadership—and followers.
Condition: In a good condition with light soiling to covers.Book ID: 2770More details Price: £15.00
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: 1596More details Price: £20.00
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: 2171More details Price: £350.00
A Nude Study in Pastel
Netherlands: 1960. An original study, in pastels with three nude images. Perhaps a basis for sculpture, as the work shows torsos, and is more sculptural than erotic. The signature is difficult to decipher, but appears to be E Schepp or similar. The work shows clear skill, and is in very good condition. Appears to have been drawn in the 1960's or 1970's Mounted in passe partout. The work is held in a glazed wooden frame. The price shown here is for the pastel itself, in the passe partout, but unframed. If you wish the frame, then this is also possible for a small additional cost. (Most of the additional cost is the difficult shipping!) Image 56.6cm x 44.5cm. Frame 77cm x 66cmBook ID: 2751More details Price: £275.00
A Passage to India
London: Edward Arnold & Co, 1924. First edition. Hardback. Olive green publisher's cloth (variant binding) with black titles and device. A little bumping and rubbing to the boards, but overall a very good copy. Inside a clean and tidy copy, with a little darkening to the edges only. 190 by 130 mm (7½ by 5 inches). 325, [iii] pp.Book ID: 2501More details Price: £200.00
A Pastor's Farewell.
Twelve Sermons, Including the Last Eight Preached in Trinity Church, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London.
Edition: First Edition
London: Seeley, Jackson & Halliday: 1867. A first edition of this scarce work. Dark brown cloth. Contemporary brown end papers and owner's contemporary gift inscription to the FFEP. Samuel, Garratt 1817-1907 was also the author of "Signs of the Times" and "World Without End" amongst other works. He was an Evangelist within the Church of England. These sermons were given at the end of his tenure at Trinity Church in Lincoln's Inn Fields, before his departure for Ipswich. X, -212, [ii]. pp
Condition: A quite reasonable copy. The brown cloth has marking to the corner of the front board, and there is some light fading from water spots to the rear board. The spine has darkened so that the title is illegible (no gilt, if ever any, remains). Internally clean and tidy throughout, with a touch of darkening to the pages only. Foxing spots to the end papers only.Book ID: 1150More details Price: £30.00
A Philosophical Investigation
The Mind of a Killer - the Heart of Murder
London: Chatto & Windus, 1992. Nice copy of this first edition. Signed by the author to the title page. Clean and tidy dust wrapper. White is still bright! Book itself is clean and tidy. A little darkening to the pages only. Neatly signed.
240 by 160mm (9½ by 6¼ inches).Book ID: 2306More details Price: £25.00