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The First two partes of the Actes, or unchast examples of the Englysh votaryes, gathered out of their owne legenades and chronycles / by Johan Bale, and dedycated to our most redoubted soveraigne kynge Edward the syxte.
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The First two partes of the Actes, or unchast examples of the Englysh votaryes, gathered out of their owne legenades and chronycles / by Johan Bale, and dedycated to our most redoubted soveraigne kynge Edward the syxte.

by John Bale

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Second Complete Edition
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1560
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ORIGIN OF THE MYTHMAKING OF THE ENGLISH REFORMATION. 16mo. Bound in 20th century full calf; spine with 4 raised bands; red leather label with gilt letters on spine. Imprinted at London by John Tisdale, dwelling in Knight riders Streate. Anno 1560. Second Complete Edition. Two parts in one volume. The definitive edition of Bale's work. 56 leaves (112 pages) longer than… Read more about this item
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With United Provinces state emblem vignette on title. 8vo. 10 leaves, stitched. The Hague. August 2, 1652. Addressed to Europe's public opinion, this declaration by the States-General of the United Provinces argues that the blame for the failure of its negotiations with England lies entirely with the Commonwealth of Oliver Cromwell. An important historical document concerning the conflict that is… Read more about this item
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Some Account of London.

by Thomas Pennant.

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Fourth Edition significantly expanded.
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1805
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Full early 19th century English marbled calf with gilt dentelles; rebacked
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WITH 110 FULL-PAGE AND FOLDING PLATES Illustrated with 110 full-page plates, including 3 folding plates illustrating the scenes, buildings, topography, costume and history of London. Large 4to. Full early 19th century English marbled calf with gilt dentelles; rebacked. London, Printed for Robert Faulder, 1805. Fourth Edition significantly expanded. Some slight foxing, o/w a fine copy of Pennant's classic account of pre-1800… Read more about this item
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Achilles

by John Gay.

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First Edition
Published
1733
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PRINTED WITH THE MUSIC 8vo. Full late 19th century English speckled calf by Rivière; intricate gilt design on spine; 5 raised bands; original brown morocco label; aeg. London: Printed for J. Watts. 1733. First Edition. Printed with the music for each song. Gay's Achilles was produced posthumously, 5 years after the great success of The Beggar's Opera. It is a burlesque… Read more about this item
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A Letter Commercial and Political, Addressed to The Rt. Honble. William Pitt: in which The Real Interests of Britain, in the Present Crisis, are Considered, and Some Observations Are Offered, on the General State of Europe.

by James Currie

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Second Edition
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1793
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James Currie. A Letter Commercial and Political, Addressed to The Rt. Honble. William Pitt: in which The Real Interests of Britain, in the Present Crisis, are Considered, and Some Observations Are Offered, on the General State of Europe. / The Second Edition, Corrected and Enlarged. By Jasper Wilson, Esq. 8vo. Modern paper wrappers. London: Printed for G.G. and J. Robinson.… Read more about this item
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The Succession to the Crown of England, Considered.

by Daniel Defoe

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Published
1701
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4to. Modern plain wrappers. 38 pages. London, Printed in the Year 1701. First Edition. Moore 29. Note: Anonymous. By Daniel Defoe. Printer identified by Moore as John Darby, senior or junior. Without the comma after "year" in imprint. Very Nice.
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A Short Letter to the Glasgow-Men.

by Daniel Defoe

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1706
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4to. Disbound. 8 pages. (Edinburgh, 1706). First Edition. Moore 132. One of Defoe's more famous pamphlets. Very Nice.
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A Letter from a Member of the House of Commons to his friend in the country, relating to the bill of commerce.

by Daniel Defoe ["attributed to"}

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Small 8vo. 46 pages. Disbound. London: Printed, and Sold by J. Baker, at the Black-Boy in Pater-Noster-Row. 1713. First Edition. Moore 265. Note: Sometimes attributed to Daniel Defoe (Trent: tentative; Hutchins, Moore, Novak: "probably"). Attribution disputed by Furbank and Owens, Defoe De-Attributions. In this edition there is a comma after "printed" in the imprint; headpiece and ornamental initial on page… Read more about this item
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A Treatise on Cobbett’s Corn, Containing Instructions for Propagating and Cultivating the Plant, and for Harvesting and Preserving the Crop
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A Treatise on Cobbett’s Corn, Containing Instructions for Propagating and Cultivating the Plant, and for Harvesting and Preserving the Crop

by William Cobbett

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1828
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Illustrated. Small 8vo. Modern pebbled violet cloth, leather label on spine. London: Published by William Cobbett, 1828. First Edition (?) In 1820 on returning from the United States, where he had fled fearing arrest for his arguably seditious writings, Cobbett established a plant nursery at Kensington, where he trialed a dwarf strain of maize he found growing in a French… Read more about this item
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A History of the Protestant Reformation in England and in Ireland

by William Cobbett

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Published
1829
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½ calf over marbled boards; spines with five raised bands,
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8vo. ½ calf over marbled boards; spines with five raised bands, 2 black morocco labels, gilt lettered; leaf edges red speckled. London: Published by the Author. 1829. 2 volumes. Although not a Catholic, Cobbett took up the cause of Catholic Emancipation. Between 1824 and 1826, he published his History of the Protestant Reformation, a broadside against the traditional Protestant… Read more about this item
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A French Grammar, or Plain Instructions for the Learning of French

by William Cobbett

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1829
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Original paper boards
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8vo. Original paper boards; paper label on spine. Printed by B. Bensley; Published by the Author; London 1829. "A New Edition." Cobbett had spent his youth in the army, stationed in New Brunswick, where he felt the officers were corrupt and the soldiers underpaid and mistreated. He published The Soldier's Friend in 1792, complaining on these grievances, which caused him… Read more about this item
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Lara, a Tale / Jacqueline, a Tale.
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Lara, a Tale / Jacqueline, a Tale.

by Lord George Gordon Byron

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First Edition
Published
1814
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Original drab paper-covered boards, paper label on spine.
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BYRON, LORD GEORGE GORDON. Lara, a Tale / Jacqueline, a Tale. 12mo. Original drab paper-covered boards, paper label on spine. London: Printed for J. Murray by T. Davison 1814. First Edition. With advertisement after title and publisher's catalogue at end. Spine slightly chipped; head of spine cracked ½ inch; covers soiled; o/w Fine.
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Cecilia,
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Cecilia,

by Frances Burney

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Published
1782
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SOURCE OF THE TITLE PRIDE AND PREJUDICE BURNEY, FRANCES. Cecilia, or Memoirs of an Heiress. By the Author of Evelina. 12mo. Bound in full speckled calf with gilt-lettered spine labels; page edges dyed yellow. London: Printed for T. Payne and Son. 1782. First Edition. 5 volumes. With the misspelled catchword on page 235 of vol. II and the mispaginated page 159… Read more about this item
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Treatise on stay-sails for the purpose of intercepting wind between the square-sails of ships and other square-rigged vessels

by Henry Heathcote

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First and only edition
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1824
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Original publisher’s plain paper boards, chipped paper label on spine.
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Illustrated with engraved frontispiece and 14 engraved plates. 8vo. Original publisher's plain paper boards, chipped paper label on spine. London, Published by Baldwin, Cradock and Joy, 1824. First and only edition of Royal Naval officer Sir Henry Heathcote's demonstration of the effectiveness of his patented design for an improved arrangement of staysails. The Naval and Military Magazine (1827, Vol. I)… Read more about this item
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Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth.
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Camilla: or, A Picture of Youth.

by FRANCES BURNEY

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First Edition.
Published
1796
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¾- calf and marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf, spines with gilt-tooled decorations and gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, marbled
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WITH THE LIST OF SUBSCRIBERS, INCLUDING JANE AUSTEN In Five Volumes. 12mo. ¾- calf and marbled boards by Zaehnsdorf, spines with gilt-tooled decorations and gilt-lettered morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers; aeg. London: Printed for T. Payne; and T. Cadell Jun. and W. Davies 1796. First Edition. 5 volumes. With the list of subscribers and leaf of publisher's adverts at the end… Read more about this item
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The Variorum Edition of the Poems of W.B. Yeats

by WILLIAM BUTLER YEATS

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1957
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Original two-toned cloth, in publisher’s slipcase.
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Limited to 825 copies signed by Yeats. This is copy is #772. Edited by Peter Allt and Russell K. Alspach. Thick 8vo. Original two-toned cloth, in publisher's slipcase. New York 1957. The planning of this volume originated in the late 1930s. With World War II looming and Yeats' fragile health, it was decided to have the limitation pages signed by the… Read more about this item
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Beauties of Eminent Writers; Selected and Arranged for the Instruction of Youth in the Proper Reading and Reciting of the English Language: to Instill into the Mind the Principles of Wisdom and Virtue, and to Give it an Early Taste for the Appreciation of Useful knowledge

by William Scott

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1807
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Contemporary full calf, contrasting black lettering pieces, gilt.
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12mo. Contemporary full calf, contrasting black lettering pieces, gilt. Edinburgh, Printed for Peter Hill, 1807. Eighth Edition. Two volumes. It is interesting to note what students in private and public schools in England read at the beginning of the 19th century, compared with what they have read since. Rubbing to spines, joints starting; loss to foot of vol. II; worm trail… Read more about this item
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Cobbett’s Paper Against Gold:
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Cobbett’s Paper Against Gold:

by William Cobbett

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First Edition.
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1817
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Original ¼-paper-backed gray boards.
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Written while in Prison for Treasonous Libel. Cobbett's Paper Against Gold: containing the History and Mystery of the Bank of England, the Funds, the Debt, the Sinking Fund, the Bank Stoppage, the lowering and raising of the value of Paper-Money; and shewing that Taxation, Pauperism, Poverty, Misery and Crimes have all increased, and ever must increase, with a Funding system 8vo. Original… Read more about this item
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English and Scottish Wrought Ironwork: A Series of Examples of English Ironwork of the Best Periods,

by Bailey Scott Murphy

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First Edition.
Published
1904
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Original dark green cloth, blind stamped
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Illustrated with 68 pages of measured drawings, some full page, and 72 collotype reproductions of photographs. Oversize Folio. Original dark green cloth, blind stamped. B.T. Batsford, London 1904. First Edition. With a list of subscribers. Examples include Drayton House, Oxford University, Cambridge University, Belton House, Traquair House, etc. Some rubbing to covers, head and heel of spine chipped, some slight… Read more about this item
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The Political Register, and Impartial Review of New Books.

by (John Almon)

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1768
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¼-leather-backed marbled boards; spine with gilt lettering and 5 raised bands.
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John Almon was an English journalist and writer on political subjects, notable for his efforts to secure the right to publish reports on the debates in Parliament. He was a reporter for the Gazetteer, and published "A Review of Mr. Pitt's Administration," which was popular with the opposition. From May of 1767 to December of 1769, he edited numerous pieces… Read more about this item
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