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A Brief Outline of the History of Old Hall.
A Paper Written on the Occasion of the Centenary Celebration at St. Edmund's College, in 1869
Edition: First Edition
Standon: Edmundian Association: 1891. Original cloth gilt now a bit dulled, all edges gilt, some foxing at the front, else a very good copy. Owner's name to the ffep (Syon Abbey, South Brent). St Edmund's Hall was established in 1795 for the education of the children of Roman Catholic nobility. pp. vi, 80, Frontispiece and 7 IllustrationsBook ID: 1077More details Price: £30.00
A Brief View and Survey of the Dangerous and Pernicious Errors to Church and State in Mr. Hobbes's Book, entitled LEVIATHAN
The second impresson
Oxon: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley Football Club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon…(more)
Oxon: Printed at the Theater, 1676. The second edition of this work. Full leather. The boards are contemporary blind stamped calf. The spine has been sympathetically replaced in a period style by Temple bookbinders of Oxford. Engraved frontispiece with quotation from Ovid - Resoluta catenis etc: "The Prize and cause of our labour" (in a smirk of history, this later became the motto of Burnley Football Club). Ownership signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page and rear inside board. Decorative headpiece and initial letter to the beginning of the preface and the introduction. This is Clarendon's attack on Hobbes's great work. It is ironic that probably the largest printing run of Leviathan would later be from the Clarendon Press. *4, A-Z4, Aa-Rr4, S1. (S2 is blank). 322pp.(less)
Condition: The spine is new and immaculate - the boards are firm and in good condition, with just a little rubbing to the edges. To the inside board, an early bookplate has been obliterated - presumably by a later owner. Signature of Baron Pretyman to the title page - further signature to the rear end paper. There are a number of notes to the inside board, which have been comprehensively eradicated to as to be impossible to read. Otherwise, the book is in very nice, clean condition, with just a touch of foxing to some pages.Book ID: 1640More details Price: £675.00
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: 2764More details Price: £100.00
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…(more)
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(less)
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: 1750More details Price: £350.00
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: 1219More details Price: £175.00
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: 1746More details Price: £60.00
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
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: 2834More details Price: £15.00
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 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: 1411
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: 1406
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 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 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 Sermon at the Funeral of Sr Edmund-Berry Godfrey
One of his Majesties Justices of the Peace, Who was Barbarously Murthered. Preached on Thursday the 1st day of October 1678. In the Parish Church of St. Martin in the Fields.
London: Tho. Newcomb for Henry Brome: 1678. Disbound sermon. Paper covers. Title, with black funereal border. Anti Catholic sermon preached at the funeral of Lloyd's parishioner, Sir Edmund Berry Godfrey, the justice of the peace to whom Titus Oates made his first depositions concerning the Popish Plot. Shortly thereafter, he was found mysteriously murdered in a ditch on Primrose Hill. This led to the arrests of several Catholics - and was the beginning of the hysteria of the Popish Plot. It would appear, in hindsight, that Oates himself was involved in the murder, and that its aim was to bolster support for his anti-Catholic allegations.
Condition: There is a touch of nicking to the corners of the paper cover. The cover is darkened - the rest of the sermon is clean and tidy. A sound copy.Book ID: 1813More details Price: £200.00
A Short Account of the Origin and Progress of the Catholic Institute of Great Britain:
With an Appendix of Documents, intended as An Introduction to the First Annual Report.
Edition: First Edition
London: C. Richards: 1839. A thin volume, not bound up (as issued) Titles and monogram of the institute to the front cover. Sewn. The list of patrons and the committee, led by the Earl of Shrewsbury, includes Lord Clifford as one of the (many) Vice Presidents. The Catholic Institute grew out of the Metropolitan Catholic Tract Society. The organisation was formed "To protect the rights of Conscience of the Poorer classes of Catholics and to promote the interests of Religion and charity." Irish M.P. Daniel O'Connell was also involved in the establishment of the Institute. Led initially by the Hon. Charles Langdale M.P. 16pp.
Condition: Clean and tidy copy of this work. The pages are almost without mark, and the printing has made a clean, deep impression.Book ID: 1299More details Price: £5.00
A Soggarth's Last Verses
Edition: First Edition
London: Burns & Oates: 1911. Original blue cloth, with gilt titles. Rough cut pages. Matthew Russell (1834-1912), was an Irish Roman Catholic priest, and Jesuit. He was the author of several books and collections of poetry - and was the founder and editor of "Catholic Ireland" Which became the literary journal "Irish Monthly" this "discovered" several prominent Irish authors, including Oscar Wilde. Soggarth (derived from sagart), is an Irish word for a Priest. xii, 95, [v]. pp
Condition: A very nice copy of this first edition. The blue cloth is clean and tidy, with no marking. The gilt is clean and bright. There is just a touch of bumping to the edges of the cloth. Internally clean and tidy, with a little darkening / foxing to the page edges. Bookplate from Sion Abbey in Chudleigh.Book ID: 1201More details Price: £20.00
A Treatise on Prayer:
Designed to assist in the Devout Discharge of that Duty.
London: L. B. Seeley and Son, 1825. Original diced Russian calf with gilt decoration to spine. Bookplate to the inside board. Contemporary gift inscription to the end paper. There is an engraved vignette to the title page. After the treatise on Prayer, there is around 70 pages with examples of prayers for the faithful to use, and an index. Edward Bickersteth (1786-1850) was an evangelical Church of England clergyman. He was active in promoting the Evangelical Alliance and was strongly opposed to the Tractarian movement. His son became the Bishop of Exeter.
Condition: There is rubbing to the edges of the boards, with a little bumping to the corners. The gilt to the spine has been rubbed and the titles are no longer legible. It appears that the book may have been repaired in the distant past (unsure) the end papers look a little newer. The binding is strong and secure. Internally clean and tidy throughout with just a little darkening. Overall a sound copy.Book ID: 1346More details Price: £10.00
Accademia di Religione Cattolica sotto gli auspici di Pio VIII.
Pontefice Massimo Flicemente Regnante.
Rome: Accademia di Religione Cattolica: 1830. Soft marbled wrapper. A prospectus for Academy of Catholic religion -including lists of those honorary censors and a list of the topics to be covered at the academy in the next year. Included in the list are Cardinal Wiseman and Cardinal Thomas Weld. This was one of the Papal academies at Rome. The academy was an association of learned men, rather than an academic institution (hence the long list of Cardinals involved!). This academy was founded in 1801 with the aim of defending the dogma and moral teaching of the Church. Monthly meetings allowed for themed discussions. The academy still exists and is located in the palace of the Cancelleria Apostolica. 16 pp.
Condition: Excellent condition. The wrapper is clean and bright. A nice piece of marbling! Internally clean and tidy throughout with just a very slight creasing.Book ID: 1321More details Price: £10.00