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Collections for the history of Worcestershire.

Collections for the history of Worcestershire.

by Nash, Treadway Russell

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London: London: Printed by John Nichols. Sold by T. Payne and Son, J. Robson, B. White, Leigh and Sotheby, in London: Fletcher at Oxford, and Lewis at Worcester, 1781. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition; very large folio; two volumes; Vol.1: [4], xcii, [610]pp; Vol.2: [4], 484, clxviii, [13], 32, [11]pp. In full 19th century crimson leather (rubbed at extremities, spines a little faded, light stain to centre of front board to vol.1), five raised bands to spines, gilt lettering direct to spines in second and third compartments, remaining compartments with gilt tooled panels, gilt date to foot of spines, gilt panelled boards, board edges and inner dentelles gilt, all page edges gilt, marbled endpapers. Collated complete: Volume I with folding engraved map as frontispiece, 33 engraved plates and 17 pedigrees, many folding. Volume II with 42 Plates and pedigrees. Includes supplement, Domesday facsimile, and with additional plate opposite p.276 of vol.2. Internally a superb clean copy.… Read More
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RARE REGENCY NOVEL IN 1ST EDITION: Alzylia, a Novel.  In four volumes.
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RARE REGENCY NOVEL IN 1ST EDITION: Alzylia, a Novel. In four volumes.

by Weimar, Miss (?pseudonym, author unknown)

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London: London: Printed for the author, by T. Collins, Harvey's Buildings, Strand; and published by C. Chapple, Pall-Mall., 1808. 1st Edition . Full leather. Good. First edition; four volumes; octavo. 194; 210; 219; 258, [ii]pp. In contemporary full tree calf (worn with relatively minor loss to extremities), flat spines divided into six compartments by gilt double fillets with gilt lettered spine labels in second compartments. Moderate dampstaining to rear board and opening and closing leaves of volume one, with neat repairs to damp damage on front board of volume one; half titles present in all volumes; original title pages missing and resupplied in good facsimile on matching antique paper. Early pencil ownership inscriptions to front free endpapers. Overall a very presentable copy of this Regency novel telling the tale of the trials and injustices set upon the heroine Alzylia and the struggles of her lover Leonilus to liberate her. Its florid style and the occasional deployment of gothic devices… Read More
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SHAKESPEARE'S HOLINSHED:  The first and second volumes of Chronicles, comprising 1. The...
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London: London: printed [by Henry Denham] in Aldersgate street at the signe of the Starre, 1587. 2nd Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. Second edition; large folio; 3 volumes bound into 2 physical volumes. Vol. 1: [10], 250; [4], 202, [2]pp. Vol. 2: 61, [13], 183, [1]; 421, 424-430, 436-438, 431-433, 439-445, 450-464, [56]pp. Vol. 3: [8], 1080, 1080-1327, [2], 1332-1371, 1371-1421, 1490-1491, 1536-1555, 1574-1592, [62]pp. Mismatching set. Volumes 1-2 bound in 17th century reversed calf (somewhat worn with a few old repairs, hinges cracked, corners and spine ends worn with minor loss), blind rolls to margins of boards, spine with five raised bands, gilt-lettered red leather spine label to second compartment and additional hand-written leather spine label to third compartment, housed in attractive custom-made clam-shell box in red half leather over marbled boards with five raised spine bands and gilt lettering direct to spine in second compartment. Unobtrusive creasing and wear to opening and… Read More
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The Royal College of Physicians of London founded and established by law; as appears by letters...
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The Royal College of Physicians of London founded and established by law; as appears by letters patents, acts of Parliament, adjudged cases, &c. And an historical account of the College's proceedings against empiricks and unlicensed practisers in every princes reign from their first incorporation to the murther of the royal martyr, King Charles the First.

by Goodall, Charles (1642-1712)

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London: London: printed by M. Flesher, for Walter Kettilby, at the Bishop's Head in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1684. 1st Edition . Full leather. Near Fine. First edition, quarto; [12], 288, [52], 305-472, [12]pp., complete with imprimatur leaf preceding title-page and separate dated title-page to "An historical account of the College's proceedings against empiricks" on leaf 2P1 recto. In period style 20th century full leather by J.May of London (with only the lightest of wear), blind double fillets to board margins, five raised spine bands with gilt lettered spine label to second compartment, all page edges gilt, small single marginal wormhole to a few rear leaves not affecting text, first and last leaves marginally stained by leather turn-ins, occasional very feint spots and unobtrusive light paper browning, overall a clean copy of these important early accounts of the Royal College of Physicians undertaken, probably at the request of the College, by Charle Goodall, later to become its President. A… Read More
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ILLUSTRATED FIRST EDITION: A treatise containing the elementary part of fortification, regular...
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London: London: printed for J. Nourse, at the Lamb, opposite Katherine-Street, in the Strand, 1746. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition, octavo; xvi,232pp, with full complement of 34 engravings, 33 of which are folding. In contemporary unlettered full calf (a little worn with minor loss to board corners, sometime skilfully rebacked in matching leather), five raised spine bands, internally clean with only the lightest of occasional dust staining. Muller was deputy head of the Royal Military Academy, Woolwich, where he was instrumental to its transformation into a disciplined cadet academy. An attractive first edition example of his first work. Laurence Sterne possessed the text in second edition, with possible influence on Uncle Toby and Corporal Trim's obsessions with fortification in The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy. ESTC T176381.
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Tales of Passion.
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Tales of Passion.

by St. Leger, Francis Barry (1799-1829)

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London: Henry Colburn, 1829. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Very Good. First edition, octavo, three volumes; 315, 319, 356pp. In contemporary half leather over marbled boards (a little worn), four raised spine bands, gilt lettered red morocco title labels to second compartments, remaining compartments richly gilt. Spotting and staining to early and closing leaves of each volume, author's name inscribed to title page, first quire of vol.1 misbound, otherwise a very good clean copy. Attractive copy of St.Leger's increasingly uncommon final novel, the last before his untimely death at the age of thirty following an epileptic seizure.
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The Tor Hill
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The Tor Hill

by Smith, Horace (1779-1849)

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London: Henry Colburn, 1826. 1st Edition . Half leather. Very Good. First edition, octavo, three volumes; 310, 350, 326pp. In contemporary red straight-grain half morocco over marbled boards (very lightly worn, spines faded), four raised spine bands between double gilt fillets, gilt titles and volume numbers to second and fourth compartments respectively. Early heraldic ownership label to front pastedowns and ink ownership name to title-pages, without half-titles, unobtrusive very light foxing to opening and closing leaves of each volume. A very attractive copy of this historical novel by Shelley's friend and financial advisor, Horace Smith, poet, novelist and stockbroker. Sadleir 328-9.
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Tylney Hall
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Tylney Hall

by Hood, Thomas

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London: A.H.Baily and Co., 83 Cornhill, 1834. 1st Edition . Half leather. Very Good. First edition, octavo, three volumes; xx, 288; 311; 308pp. In contemporary half calf over marbled boards (with light wear only), spines divided into five compartments by double gilt fillets, gilt lettered titles and volume numbers to second and fourth compartments respectively, all page edges marbled, half titles present, small bookselller's and early ownership labels to front pastedowns, very minor loss to front pastedown of volume three probably through label removal, light creasing to first few pages of volume three, unobtrusive spotting to opening and closing leaves of each volume, overall a very good clean copy. Hood's only novel was published the same year as the abolition of slavery and is centered on Walter Tyrell, born in St.Kitts and raised in Georgian society by Sir Mark Tyrell with all the trials and tribulations of racial prejudice this brings. An attractive copy in uncommon first edition of this… Read More
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LECTERN PRAYER BOOK:  The book of common prayer, and administration of the sacraments, and other...
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Cambridge: Cambridge: Printed by John Burges, Printer to the University; and sold by F. & C. Rivington, J. White, and J. Mawman, in London; and J. Deighton, in Cambridge, 1801. Full leather. Very Good. Large folio; not paginated; collates A-5A2 [Common Prayer], A-F2 [Constitutions Ecclesiastical], A-G4 [Psalms]pp. In contemporary full reverse panelled calf (a little stained and worn with minor loss), six raised spine bands, gilt lettered red morocco label to front board ('Chipping Barnet. Rev. B. Underwood M.A., Rector; Isaac Newton, Thomas Tapster, Churchwardens; 1806'). A few quires towards front of the volume creased with occasional tears and loss to few pages; damp damage and tears to outer lower corner of final 30 leaves with loss of text; occasional light spots and browning, otherwise a sound copy of this finely printed, monumentally large lectern edition. Housed in recent brown cloth solander box with gilt lettered spine. Rev. Benjamin Underwood A.M. (1736-1815) was Rector of St… Read More
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Saggio della filosofia del signor cav. Isaaco Newton, esposto con chiarezza dal signor Enrico...
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Saggio della filosofia del signor cav. Isaaco Newton, esposto con chiarezza dal signor Enrico Pemberton con una dissertazione dello stesso su la misura della forza de'corpi in moto cavata dagli Atti fiolsofici d'Inghilterra Opera tr. dall'inglese. Aggiuntovi l'estratto di altra dissertazione contraria su lo stesso argomento

by Pemberton, Henry (1694-1771, English physician and man of letters); Newton, Isaac (1642-1727)

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Venice: Venice: presso Francesco Storti in Merceria, 1745. Full vellum. Very Good. Second edition, quarto; [8], xvi, 232pp, with 11 folding engraved plates. In original full vellum binding with early manuscript ink title to spine, woodcut device to title page (with lower blank margin neatly excised), lacks free endpapers, publisher's catalogue to rear leaf, an attractive example in its original binding of this very early Italian translation of Pemberton's digest of Newton's works.
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum...
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Theologia naturalis; sive, Liber creaturarum specialiter de homine et de natura ejus in quantum homo: et de his que sunt ei necessaria ad cognoscendum seipsum et Deum, et omne debitum ad quod homo tenetur et obligatur tam Deo quam proximo.

by De Sabunde, Raymundus (Raimundus Sabundus, Raymond of Sebonde or Ramon Sibiuda, Catalan scholar, c.1385-1436)

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Strasbourg: Argentinae: Ex officina Martini Flach junioris, 1501. Half leather. Fine. Folio, printed in Strassburg by Martin Flach, 7 February 1501; 161 unnumbered leaves. BINDING: new Gothic hand-sewn oak binding by Arthur Green of Malvern; tawed quarter leather over quarter-sawn oak boards, quires hand-sewn on four double-cords creating four raised spine bands, board leather blind-tooled with period style rosettes and fleurs-de-lys within panel of diagonal blind triple fillets, hand-sewn Gothic double headbands of alternate hand-dyed indigo and undyed linen thread, hand-made brass hasps and clasps ornamented in period style; an exceptionally attractive recreation of a Gothic hand-sewn binding employing medieval techniques contemporaneous with the date the book was printed. COLLATION: [pi]6, a2-8, b-y6, z8, zeta6, antisigma8; leaf a1 excised and subsequent first few lines of a2[recto] redacted in black ink in the sixteenth century by the inquisitor for its heretical content (see below). TEXT: Double… Read More
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FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL TREE CALF BINDING: The World for the Year 1753-56
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FIRST EDITION IN ORIGINAL TREE CALF BINDING: The World for the Year 1753-56

by Fitz-Adam, Adam (pseudonym for Moore, Edward)

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London: London: Printed for R[obert]. Dodsley in Pall-Mall, (where letters to the author are taken in) and sold by M[ary]. Cooper at the Globe in Pater-Noster-Row, 1753. 1st Printing. Full leather. Very Good. First edition, four volumes in two, folio; 1-628; 629-1258, [16]pp, In contemporary tree calf (lightly worn, hinges cracked but firm), spines gilt, red and green gilt-lettered leather spine labels, contemporary marbled endpapers, woodcut headpieces opening each number, a very clean copy. Very attractive example of this full bound-up run of Edward Moore's weekly periodical in handsome period binding with original collective title-pages added to each volume.. Contributors include Horace Walpole, Soame Jenyns and John Boyle Earl of Orrery, and with Chesterfield's articles of late 1754 extolling Johnson's imminent Dictionary on the eve of its publication, ESTC P1858, citing 14 examples in the UK (5 of which at British Library and 4 at Cambridge) and 8 examples in US (3 of which at University of Virginia).
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WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY SHAKESPEARE: Fifty comedies and tragedies. Written by Francis Beaumont and...
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WITH CONTRIBUTIONS BY SHAKESPEARE: Fifty comedies and tragedies. Written by Francis Beaumont and John Fletcher, Gentlemen. All in one volume. Published by the authors original copies, the songs to each play being added.

by Beaumont, Francis (1584-1616); Fletcher, John (1579-1625)

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London: London: Printed by J. Macock [and H. Hills], for John Martyn, Henry Herringman, Richard Marriot, 1679. Full leather. Very Good. Marshall, William. First edition thus; folio; [10], 280, 279-578, 557, [1]pp. In period style nineteenth century full panelled calf (with only the lightest of wear), spine with five raised spine bands, gilt lettered red morocco spine label to second compartment, blind decoration to remaining compartments. Complete with portrait frontispiece. Catalogue of Plays on A4 with early ink page numbers added, short closed tear to leaf 3C1 not affecting text and leaf 3N1 touching a few letters without loss, small burn hole on leaf 3O3 not affecting text, small and mainly marginal wormhole to final few leaves just touching the odd letter, very occasional light spots and stains with unobtrusive feint damp stain to inner margin of final few quires, without 4A4 (blank leaf). Overall a very attractive example. The first collection of Beaumont and Fletcher's plays appeared in 1647;… Read More
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The works of the learned Sr Thomas Brown, Kt. Doctor of Physick, late of Norwich. Containing I....
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The works of the learned Sr Thomas Brown, Kt. Doctor of Physick, late of Norwich. Containing I. Enquiries into vulgar and common errors. II. Religio Medici: with annotations and observations upon it. III. Hydriotaphia; or, Urn-Burial: together with the Garden of Cyrus. IV. Certain Miscellany Tracts. With alphabetical tables.

by Browne, Sir Thomas (1605-1682) [Brown, Thomas]

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London: London: printed for Tho. Basset, Ric. Chiswell, Tho. Sawbridge, Charles Mearn, and Charles Brome., 1686. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition; folio; [16], 316, [26], 102, [8], 52, [6], 68, 99-103, [5] pp. In full nineteenth century period-style panelled calf with five raised spine bands, gilt-lettered title label to second compartment, other compartments gilt, gilt tooling to outer margins of boards (binding worn and rubbed at extremities, loss of top inch of leather at head of spine, hinges worn, weak and internally reinforced). Complete with portrait frontispiece and plates of urns and quincunx. Internally a very clean, bright and fresh example, with three early heraldic ownership labels to opening endpapers. Despite binding wear, an attractive copy. R19807
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SOURCE FOR SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS: Polydorii Vergilii Urbinatis Anglicae Historiae Libri...
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SOURCE FOR SHAKESPEARE'S HISTORY PLAYS: Polydorii Vergilii Urbinatis Anglicae Historiae Libri Vigintiseptem

by Vergil, Polydore (c.1470-1555)

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Basel: Basel: Michael Isingrin, 1555. 1st Edition . Full leather. Very Good. First edition thus (the first to include coverage of the reign of Henry VIII to 1538); folio; [2], 691, [39]pp. In mid-sixteenth century blind-panelled calf with blind arabesque to centre of each board (professionally respined and with corners repaired). Title with woodcut printer's device and early manuscript annotations and markings (title repaired, re-attached at gutter, with light creasing and soiling), decorative woodcut initials and borders to leaves a2 and a3, woodcut printer's device to reverse of final leaf, early marginal annotations and underlinings throughout volume, first few leaves lightly frayed to margins, small closed tear at foot of leaf H6, occasional unobtrusive damp stains to margins of a few leaves. First published in 1534, Polydore Vergil's history was a source for chroniclers Edward Hall and Raphael Holinshed, consequently influencing Shakespeare's history plays, and according to more recent analysis,… Read More
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