London: Printed by S. Simmons, and are to be sold by T. Helder, at the Angel in Little Brittain, 1669. First Edition. Octavo; VG; bound in full morocco, spine paneled with gilt lettering; gilt text block; some wear and rubbing to binding; ffep through page A3 mostly loose, still attached through two pieces of string to the binding; A4, a4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Tt4, Vv2; small hole in middle of leaf Cc3, impacts text; a few leaves slightly stained. Bookplate of Thomas Jefferson McKee. McKee, 1840-1899, was a well-known book collector and lawyer from New York whose collection was auctioned off in 1900. In the auction, this copy was item number 3091. Autograph of Evert A. Duyckinck, 1839 on top blank margin of title. Evert Augustus Duyckinck, 1816-1878, was an American publisher and biographer. Among his work, he assisted Edgar Allan Poe in printing his Tales collection in 1845 and selected which stories to include. Duyckinck was also known to have lent Melville copies of his books, including a copy of the Decameron and a copy of Paradise Lost. Has the stamp of 'Lenox Library-Duplicate' on verso of title. The Lenox Library was a library incorporated and endowed in 1870, became a part of the founding collection of the New York Public Library in 1895, and opened to the public in this capacity in 1911. Of its collection in 1894, 15,000 of the 83,331 were from the collection of Evert Augustus Duyckinck. Simmons printed 1,200 first edition copies in 1667, and issued them over three years with varying title pages. The title pages have different years, with them reading 1667, 1668, or 1669. There is no known relationship between when a given copy of the text itself was printed, and the attached title page, making establishing priority difficult. This issue includes "Milton's synopsis of each book ("the Arguments" of Books 1–10), his defense of "the Verse," and a list of errata, adding sixteen pages of preliminary matter to the book. Simmons's note to the reader states that he had procured this explanation from Milton because readers of the poem had "stumbled" on first encountering it, asking "why the Poem Rimes not." Milton's strident defense of blank verse (unrhymed iambic pentameter) is printed in large type that fills two pages. His chosen meter, although no longer fashionable by 1667, was the dominant mode of Shakespeare's plays and is the closest to the natural rhythms of English speech. Samuel Johnson later commented sarcastically that, "finding blank verse easier than rhyme, [Milton] was desirous of persuading himself that it is better."" [Morgan Library] JG consignment; shelved case 0.
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Witebergae [Wittenberg]: 1531. First Edition. Small quarto (7.125 x 5.5 inches; 182 x 140 mm.).  leaves. Signatures: A-E4 F6 G² h4 I-N4 O² P-2V4(-2V4, blank). Bound without blank leaf 2V4; 2A2 signed "A2." Printer and date of publication from colophon on 2V3 recto. Apologia Confessionis has separate title-page (G1 recto), with "Emenda" beneath the title. Decorative and historiated woodcut initials. Later quarter calf with black paper-covered boards; all edges trimmed and stained blackish-blue; plain endpapers, double-flyleaves at front, single at the rear. Front board detached but for single string at bottom; calf mostly gone; edges worn; corners softened; scuffing to boards; loose electrical tape affixed to bottom of rear board, curling over spine. Front free endpaper and first flyleaf completely detached. Repairs to inner hinges; label pulled up from front pastedown. Split between gatherings V and Z, starting between leaves 2T3 and 2T4, 2V2 and 2V3. Minor thumbsoiling scattered throughout text; some toning; occasional foxing. Text very good in just good binding. Housed in custom black cloth clamshell with red spine label stamped in gilt. [Augsburg Confession]. Confessio fidei exhibita invictiss. Imp. Carolo V. Caesari Aug. in Comiciis Augustae, Anno M. D. XXX. Addita est Apologia Confessionis [by Philipp Melancthon]. Beide, Deudsch und Latinisch. Wittenberg: [Impressum per Georgium Rhau, 1531]. First edition of the Augsburg Confession, containing the Latin texts of the Confessio and Melanchton's Apologia. Although the title-page states that it contains both the Latin and German texts, this first edition contains Latin text only (the German translation by Justus Jonas was added slightly later). Catalog entry tipped to front pastedown from "J. J. Lentnersche Hofbuchhandlung (E. Stahl), München," "Lager-Katalog Nr. 8." Annotations throughout the text in at least two, possibly as many as four different hands, including a couple of manicules. Several early ink ownership inscriptions on the title-page, the earliest that of "Theodorus Backhusius Possessor," who was pastor at Oldenberg (d. 1625); followed by "Vogt 1735," "JFG Olbers 1766" and "H. Meere." Recto of front free endpaper bears ink manuscript notes that seem to be from nineteenth-century New Testament commentator H. A. W. Meyer [Heinrich August Wilhelm Meyer (1800-1873)], dated 1868; verso with additional notes, signed by his son "Professor Dr. [Gustav] Meyer," dated "7 Januar 1883." Bookseller's ticket of Schaeffer & Koradi, Philadelphia. Neuser, Bibliographie, 8. See VD16 C 4734 and C 4735. Sold together with a copy of Neuser's Bibliographie der Confessio Augustana und Apologie, 1530-1580. Nieuwkoop: De Graaf Publishers, 1987.; BK consignment; shelved case 3.
1660. This archive contains the last remnants of the last Meeting House of the Religious Society of Friends in Barbados. Barbados was one of the main ports for trade and travel between Britain and her American Colonies in the seventeenth century. As such, early Quaker missionaries all passed through Barbados, including Elizabeth Hooton and Joan Brocksop in 1661, Ann Robinson and Oswell Heritage in 1662, and George Fox, William Edmundson, Elizabeth Hooton in 1671. George Rofe, an important Quaker traveller, described Barbados then as ‘the nursery of the truth’ . The first Quakers to land on American soil, Mary Fisher and Ann Austen in 1656, came from England by way of Barbados, and spent some six months there before proceeding onwards. Friends wishing to reach any part of the American coast sailed most frequently for Barbados before reshipping onwards. They generally spent some weeks or months propagating their doctrines in the island as well as paying visits to Jamaica, Antigua, Nevis, and Bermuda. As she left, Mary Fisher wrote back to her friends in England: “Here is many convinced and many desire to know the way.” The growth of Quaker communities in the Caribbean Basin Plantations, especially in Barbados, was followed with keen interest by English Friends. It shows in that as early as 1657 George Fox addressed an epistle “to Friends beyond the sea that have Blacks and Indian Slaves.” In it he points out that God has made all nations of one blood and that the gospel is preached to every creature under heaven, “which is the power that giveth liberty and freedom and is glad tidings to every captivated creature under the whole heavens.” The economy of Barbados, being based on slavery and the slave trade, caused conflict with the Society of Friends, leading to outrage, including George Fox speaking out during his visit in 1671 and William Edmudson condemning slavery outright in 1675. By 1700 the Society of Friends had expanded in Barbados, having 5 meeting houses, although the exact number of members is unknown. Some impression of the size of the Society in Barbados can be gained from the fact that the Quaker fines between the years 1658 and 1695 amounted to 11,000 pounds. A mere 50 years later, however, the number of Friends had drastically diminished before vanishing entirely. [Jones, R. M., Sharpless, I., & Gummere, A. M. (1911). The Quakers in the American colonies. London: Macmillan and Co.]; 1) Letter and handwritten inventory describing provenance dated 1863 plus copy made in 1912: “From Mary A. Tyson to Martha E. Tyson Sept. 9th, ’63 Alnwick, Prince George Co., Maryland My dear Aunt: I send the accompanying papers, which I have long intended giving to thee, thinking thee would value them for their antiquity. When we lived in Washington, they were sent to dear Father by Mrs. Thornton, whose husband had been [crossed out] deceased, and who had been either Secretary or Assistant Secretary of the Treasury. The following is what we were informed, but for the truth of it I will not vouchsafe, as he was always considered a very honorable man in Washington. He was at one time a resident of the island of Barbados, where there was a Friends’s Meeting established in the early years of the Society. The Person who bequeathed the lot to them, did so with the understanding that it was to belong to the last member remaining upon the island. In the course of time, the meeting diminished until there were but two persons left - one of whom was Mr. Thornton. The other not being a very zealous attender, one day when Mr. Thornton went, he read the other member out of meeting, and took possession of the property. He came to Washington bringing the library and papers, all of which are now in the Meeting House there, as he presented them to the Friends of that city. Copy made by Lucy Tyson Fitzhughm Westminster, Md. 7-16-1912”; 2) Fell, Margaret, 1614-1702., The Citie of London reproved for its abominations, which doth concern all the inhabitants thereof that are guilty. London: printed for Robert Wilson,  Wing F626A, Smith I:599, ESTC R176988; 3) To the King and both Houses of Parliament the suffering condition of the peaceable people, called Quakers, only for tender conscience towards almighty God, humbly presented. No Printer’s Name or Place, [London], Circa 1685 Wing T1491, Smith II:681 ESTC R213682; 4) The epistle from the yearly-meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 11th of the sixth month, 1753, to the 16th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1753] ESTC T102599; 5) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 19th of the fifth month 1755, to the 24th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1755] ESTC T102601; 6) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 11th day of the fifth month 1761, to the 18th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1761] ESTC T102607; 7) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 23d of the fifth month 1763, to the 31st of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1763] ESTC T102609; 8) The Epistle from the Yearly-Meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 19th day of the fifth month 1766, to the 24th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1766] ESTC T102612; 9) The Epistle from the yearly-meeting, held in London, by adjournments, from the 8th of the sixth month 1767, to the 13th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1767] ESTC T102613; 10) The Epistle from the yearly-meeting, Held in London, by adjournments, from the 23d of the fifth month, 1774, to the 28th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of friends in Great-Britain, Ireland, and elsewhere. [London : s.n., 1774] ESTC:T102620; 11) The Epistle from the yearly-meeting in London, held by adjournments, from the 15th of the fifth month 1780, to the 20th of the same, inclusive. To the quarterly and monthly meetings of Friends ... [London, 1780] In this, in all probability, the London edition, the "L" of "London" in title, falls under and between the "YE" of "YEARLY-MEETING" and the word "LONDON" measures 109 mm. ESTC:T102626; 12) An Epistle from our Yearly-Meeting, held at Philadelphia, for Pennsylvania and New-Jersey, by adjournments, from the 24th day of the 9th month, to the 1st of the 10th month, inclusive, 1774; to our Friends and brethren in these and the neighbouring provinces. -Signed in and on behalf of the Yearly Meeting, byJames Pemberton, Clerk. [Philadelphia : Printed by Joseph Crukshank, 1774] Smith I:761, Evans, 13285, ESTC W31918; 13) To Friends at their Several Quarterly-Meetings. Recommendation to provide and distribute suitable books to their poorer Members [London, 1770] Smith I:730, ESTC N47114; 14) To the monthly and quarterly meetings of Friends in England, Wales, and elsewhere, from our yearly meeting held in London, the 9th 10th, and 11th days of the 4th month, 1690. [London : s.n. , 1690] Signed at end: "G.F.". Signed on p. 2: "Signed on behalf and by order of the meeting aforesaid, Benjamin Bealing." Smith I:711, ESTC R469877; 15) The Epistle to the Quarterly and Monthly Meetings of Friends in England, Wales, and elsewhere. From our Yearly Meeting held in London by adjournments from the 13th to the 17th of the 4th month, 1698. [London : s.n. , 1698] Signed on p. 2: "Signed on behalf of our said meeting, by Benjamin Bealing." Smith I:711, ESTC R469884; 16) The epistle to the Quarterly and Monthly-Meetings of Friends in England, Wales, and else-where. From our Yearly-Meeting, held in London, from the 29th of the 3d month to the 2d of the 4th month, 1699 [London : s.n. , 1699] Signed on p. 3: "Signed on behalf direction of this meeting by Benjamin Bealing." ESTC R46988; 17) The Primitive Christians bearing their testimony for God in times of persecution: [London : s.n., 1680?] Includes excerpts from "The mirror of martyrs" which is part of John Foxe’s "Actes and monuments". Smith I:40, Wing P3470, ESTC R24069; 18) Elys, Edmund, approximately 1634-approximately 1707. Reflections upon some passages in G. Keiths narrative, &c. By Edmund Elys. [London : s.n., 1696 - 1698] A reply to: Keith, George. Exact narrative of the proceedings at Turners-Hall, the 11th of the month called June, 1696. NHi suggests publication date = [1696?]; Wing suggests [1698?]. Keith’s Narrative was published in 1696. Wing E689A, Smith I:574, ESTC R176447; 19) Some advices in the Yearly Meeting epistle 1709. concerning the education of children: recommended by the Yearly Meeting 1710. for Friends to put in practice. London : printed by J. Sowle, 1710. Smith I:713, ESTC N3952; 20) An epistle of caution to Friends in general, relating to the solemn affirmation. From a meeting held in London the second of the first month 1721-22. Signed by Benjamin Bealing. [London : s.n., 1722] Smith I:729, ESTC T32825; 21) An epistle of caution and advice to parents, recommending a godly care for the educating their children in a Christian conversation. [London : printed by the assigns of J. Sowle],  Printed ’by direction of the Yearly-meeting’, and dated ’the 29th of the 9th month, 1723’. Smith I:713 , ESTC T32824; 22) Anno Regni Georgii II. Regis Magnæ Britanniæ, Franciæ, & Hiberniæ, vicesimo tertio. At the Parliament begun and holden at Westminster, the tenth day of November, ... 1747. ... And from thence continued ... to the sixteenth day of November, 1749, being the third session of this present Parliament. Pages , 259-278,  London : printed by Thomas Baskett; and by the assigns of Robert Baskett, 1749 [i.e. 1750] The public general Acts passed in the third session of the tenth Parliament of Great Britain, with a table. Includes an Act for Building a Quay at Lancaster ESTC N53001; 23) Rules for proceeding in relation to marriage, agreed upon by the yearly-meeting in London, 1754. [London, 1754] Smith I:714, ESTC T207473; 24) Tender advice and caution to Friends, respecting their putting out lights on those called rejoicing nights, and the not opening their shops on days appointed by human authority for publick fasts, feasts, and thanksgivings. No Printer’s Name, Place, or Date, [London, 1760] Drop-head title. Dated at end: Second-day’s morning-meeting, held in London, the 10th of the third month, 1760. In this edition "called" in title as thus; another edition has "call’d". Smith I:743, ESTC T49956; 25) The yearly-meeting having considered, that statutes at large contain abundance of repetitions, ... directed us to draw out an abstract of the several clauses in the Militia Act (by which Friends may be affected) ... The abstract, as taken from Burn’s Digest, ... is as follows, ... [London, 1762] Dated at head: Meeting for sufferings, the 2d of the seventh month, 1762. Smith I:730, ESTC T179681; 26) Nicholson, Thomas, 1715-1780. An epistle to Friends in Great Britain, to whom is the salutation of my love, in the unchangeable truth. [Newbern, N.C. : Printed by James Davis?, 1762] Signed and dated on p. 4: Thomas Nicholson. Little River in North Carolina, the 15th of the ninth month 1762. Smith II:240, Sabin 55234, Evans 9221, ESTC W35893; 27) Meeting for Sufferings, the 26th day of the 2d month, 1773. [London, 1773] Text begins: "In pursuance of a minute of the Yearly-Meeting 1772, this Meeting hath subjoined the present forms of affirmation and declaration of fidelity..." ESTC T213640; 28) From the meeting for sufferings in London, held by adjournment the 29th of the 1st month, 1780, to Friends in the several counties and places. [London, 1780] Smith I:730, ESTC T40265; 29) To whom it belongs. Let not the God of this world Blind your Eyes: Neither suffer the little Foxes to spoil the tender Vine No Printer’s Name or Place, [London?: ca. 1781] Smith 2:916 attributes this work to John Whitehead, whose name appears on one bLfr copy. Date of publication suggested by Smith. Title from caption title and opening lines of text. This is on the subject of a Loan for War purposes, and is signed, “Principle.” Smith I:72, Smith II:916, ESTC N471100; 30) A report of the state of Ackworth School, 1780. [London?, 1780] The First of the “Annual Reports,” see Smith. Smith I:791, ESTC T113441; 31) Report of the committee appointed to form a proposal for the encouragement of school-masters and mistresses; To the meeting for sufferings [London? : s.n., 1759?] Smith II:462, ESTC N470646; 32) At a Committee for Ackworth School, the 18th of the 8th month 1778. Signed on behalf of the Committee, By John Chorley, Secretary [London?, 1778] Smith I:787, ESTC T113443; 33) A Hymn, (Set to Music by Mr. Langshaw,) To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 26th Day of September, 1773 [Lancaster, 1773] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 34) A Hymn, (Set to Music by Mr. Langshaw,) To be sung by the Girls educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 1st Day of May, 1774 [Lancaster, 1774] Note that ‘1st’ is crossed off in ink and ‘8th’ is written above it. Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 35) A Hymn, (Set to Music by Mr. Langshaw,) To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 24th Day of September, 1775 [Lancaster, 1775] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 36) A Hymn, To be sung by the Girls educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 25th Of May, 1777 [Lancaster, 1777] Note that ‘25th of May’ is crossed off in ink and ‘1 June’ is written beside it. Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 37) A Hymn, To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 27th Day Of September, 1778 [Lancaster, 1778] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 38) A Hymn, To be sung by the Boys educated in the Charity-School at Lancaster, On Sunday the 24th Day Of September, 1780 [Lancaster, 1780] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 39) A very Extraordinary Cure of the Rheumatism, performed by Dr. James Fever Powders, upon Mr. Robert Arthington, Wholesale Common Brewer, in Leeds. Published by his Order, as a General Answer to a great Number of Letters which have lately been wrote him on the Subject. Dated at the end “Leeds, July 6, 1774” Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 40) A Particular of the Capital Freehold Messuage, or Mansion-House, and other Freehold Estates of Mrs. Fenwick. July, 1773 Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 41) An Abstract of the By-Laws, made by the Commissioners and Trustees appointed by Virtue of an Act of Parliament passed in the Year 1750, for improving the Navigation of the Liver Loyne, otherwise Lune, and for building a Quay, or Wharf, near the Town of Lancaster in the Country Palatine of Lancaster; and that the same commence and be in force from the 10th of September 1755 [An Abstract of the By-Laws of Lancaster Port] Not in Smith, Not in ESTC; 42) A word to a protestant. By John Wesley, M.A. fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford. The eighth edition. London : Printed by W. Strahan, and sold by T. Trye, near Gray’s-Inn-Gate, Holbourn; H. Butler, in Bow-Church-Yard; and at the Foundery near Upper-Moorfields, 1745. ESTC T176631; 43) Ecclesia & reformatio. Or, a dialogue between St. Patrick’s-Church and Wood-Street Meeting-House. Dublin : printed for John Afleck, 1720 [presumed] lacking title page, -16 pages ESTC T124985 [presumed]; 44) Rigge, Ambrose, 1635?-1705. A general epistle to all friends and brethren, every-where; to be read among them in the fear of God, &c. Publication from colophon, “London, printed and Sold by T. Sowle, in White-Hart Court in Gracious-Street, 1702” Smith II:495, ESTC T199809; 45) Articles of the Union Fire Company, in the Town of St. John, in Antigua. The Thirteenth Day of September, in the Year of our Lord 1756. ; Shelved case 4.
Norimbergae: Apud J.D. Tauberum, 1699. Octavo, , 621,  pages; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, some mild soiling; spine detached from backing, but still firmly attached to boards, small tears to vellum along upper and lower hinges; bookplate to front pastedown; With 49 plates, largely botanical; some plates with foxing along the edges, originally issued in 3 parts with 621, 276, and 212 pages, this is just part 1; Text primarily in Latin, with some Hebrew, Greek, and German type.; Shelved case 3.
Ephrata: Verlags der Bruderschafft, 1748. First Edition. Large thick folio; VG; bound in contemporary black leather, metal corners and broken hinges, repaired with new plain black leather paneled spine; some foxing throughout; some mild wear to fore edge of text block; with engraved frontispiece and title page vignette; collation: , A-G4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3O4, A-Z4, 2A-2Z4, 3A-3Z4, 4A-4Z4, 5A-5Z4, 6A-6G4; text in German.; MW consignment; shelved in Case 4.
New York: Printed by James Parker, 1767. 8vo., 479pp., 148pp.; G+; contemporary leather binding, spine paneled brown leather, top three of six panels have significant amount of leather gone, showing binding underneath; back board splitting from text but still attached, missing leather continues from spine onto back bard, upper quadrant next to spine missing leather; text good with some individual foxing stains; 479 pages of hymns, followed by 148 pages including 143 pages of text, title page and verso, statement of purpose of the printing and a page containing musical scales for individuals desirous of participating in singing the hymns; Inscription by Jacob R. Hardenburgh on ffep attesting to the books purchase for the use of the Bedminster Congregation dated 1774 with later inscriptions by two other church members. Hardenburgh was the first appointed President of Queen's College (Rutgers University); EH consignment; shelved case 3.
1844. 12mo., unpaginated; VG; bound in brown leather, gilt tooling to front and rear covers; spine has been repaired, and is now brown leather with no lettering or tooling; title page is an elaborate blue, red, and gilt page; 15-line naskh, signed al-Buruduri, of the pupils od al-Hajji Ahmad al-Fawzi, dated A.H. 1260; text in Arabic; NA consignment; shelved case 3.
Basileæ: In officina Frobeniana, 1542. Folio, , 816 pages,  pages index; VG; bound in contemporary full vellum, paneled spine with faded ink lettering to head of spine, full tooling to boards, partial beveling to edges; bound with two clasps, majority of lower clasp missing, upper clasp present; slight scraping to text block from clasp; woodcut printer's device on title page and verso of final leaf; woodcut initials; colophon on verso of final leaf; text in Latin with sections in Greek; wide margins; no bookplates or previous owners markings; index in rear; This edition is part 2 of "Nouum Testamentum iam quintum ac postremum accuratissima cura recognitum à Des. Erasmo Roterodamo cum annotationibus ... Basileae, 1541 [1542 - cf. colophon].; consignment; shelved case 4.
[Franckfurt am Mann]: Weigand Hanen Erben, 1574. , 352, 402,  leaves; VG; bound in original blind-stamped brown calf with portrait to boards, metal corners and broken metal hinges; blind-stamping to text block; cracking to hinges, chipping to head and tail of spine, moderate rubbing and wear to boards; with two engraved title pages; institutional bookplate to front pastedown; leaves 5/6 of part 2 have large closed tears; profusely underlined in ink; shelved case 4.
Antuerpiae [Antwerp]: Apud Hieronymum Verdussen, 1652. First Edition. 12mo, , , 175 pages; VG; bound in contemporary green paper boards, largely aged to beige; plain spine; stain to front cover; starting on page 95, someone has hand-inked corrections to the page number references; collation: *8, A-G12, H4 complete; arms devise on title page; Wickenheiser III:33, Coleridge 401; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
London: Richard Royston and Richard Davis, 1684. V1&2: 2nd Edition corrected V3: 5th edition corrected; V4: no edition given [1st presumed]. 4 Volumes. Quartos, G+/no dj's, brown spines w/ gilt text & 5 raised bands. Ex-library with stamps, markings, and spine stickers. Covers worn through leather to board underneath with chipped/frayed edges; leather scuffed and chipped w/ numerous pieces missing from all vols. Text blocks age-toned w/ water-marking & wrinkling; minor foxing; some page corners creased. Bindings solid & texts unmarked. POS to front paste-down of all vols. V1&4 front board detached but present; back hinge/joint cracked, board still attached. V2 joints/hinges cracked, boards still attached; front paste-down starting to separate from board w/ chips closed tears to ffep; minor ink mark to front flyleaf; dark discoloration along top margin/text block head of 25-267 (text not affected); dark soil spots to "A view of the Apology for the Infallibility of the Church of Rome" pp579, 581-82, 584 (some text covered but still legible). V3 boards detached but present, ffep & frontispiece detached but present; small burn to text block fore-ege of 937-49 & unpaginated index (only slight bit of margin affected). V4 minor ink marking to ffep; bottom corners creased pp873-95.
London: Deputies of Christopher Barker [i.e. Jan Fredericksz Stam], 1599 [i.e. 1633]. Thick Octavo; G; bound in 3/4 black leather, brown cloth boards; rebacked with spine preserved; paneled spine with gilt lettering; text block with red specks; , 190, 1-8, 11-16, 18-127, , 3-121, ; A-Z4, &6, 2A7, 2B3-8, 2C2-8, 2D-2P8, 2Q7, 3A-3Q8, 3R4; some pages have scrap paper used to repair pages or reinforce binding; some pages have both open and closed tears, intermittent ink marginalia; mild tide-marks and wear throughout; two separate title pages for each part, plus engraved title page; engraved title page has been repaired; with the 'Breeches' translation in Genesis; shelved case 4.
London: J. Darby for B. Lintott, 1712. First Edition. Octavo; VG; Bound in brown leather. Rebacked with new spine and green leather title with gilt lettering; Raised bands on spine; Bumping and some chipping to the corners; Scratches to original leather; Binding sturdy; Typical age-toning to the pages. Bookplate and signature of Catholic bishop Charles Walmesley. Life of Mahomet preface 85 pages, Second part: the Four Treatises 254 pages. Shelved in case 4. MS consign.
London: W. Mears, 1723, 1725. First Edition. Two Octavos; VG; Leather spines with green title in gilt lettering, rebacked with new leather spine; Raised bands on spine; Scratching to leather, bumping and chipping at corners; Text block typically age toned; Previous owners name in ink; Some light pencil notations; Spotting near the edges of the text block; 3 fold out plates are intact on volume one--frontis. "Several Postures Used by the Turkes. . . ," "The Temple of Mecca" and "The Genealogy of Mahomet." Light tears to fold-outs, with a 2 inch tear to the edge of the genealogy. Full title, volume one reads: "Containing many surprizing passages, not to be found in any other author. Viz. I. The previous disposition to, and the method of, the creation: the fall of Adam and Eve; their repentance and sufferings; their posterity down to Noah. With a particular description of the deluge. II. The wonderful life of Abraham, and the disinstion between the two lines, that of Isasc, father of the Jews, and of Ishmael, father of the Arabs. III. An historical and chronological dissertation concerning the miraculous prophetick light, which thone on the forehead of Mahomet, and all his progenitors. IV. The lives of Hashem, Abdolmutalib, and Abdallab, the three immediate predecessors of Mahomet; with his own life, pilgrimage to heaven, death, &c. The prayers, ceremonies, fast:, festivals, and other rites observed by the Mahometans. With a remarkable description of the day of judgment. Written in Spanish and Arabick, in the year 1603, for the instruction of the moriscoes in Spain. By Mahomet Rabadan, an arragonian moor translated from the original manuscript, and illustrated with explanatory notes. By Mr. Morgan." MS consign, Shelve in case 4.
Paris: Chez Rollin, Quillau, Desaint, 1726. First Edition. Quartos, 4 volumes; VG-; bound in full brown leather, paneled spines with gilt lettering to two compartments, uniform gilt tooling to the rest; marbled endpapers; general rubbing and scraping to boards, some wear to hinges, chipping to heads and tails of spines, corners; name written in ink on verso on ffeps; purple stamps of the Grand Consistory of Kentucky (Freemasons) on all title page, some other pages; wide margins, with no writing or marginalia in text; with 71 full page portraits, five folding maps, and one plan; Volume 1: 28 portraits, 3 folding maps; Volume 2: 20 portraits, 1 plan; Volume 3: 5 portraits, 2 folding maps; Volume 4: 18 portraits; text in French; shelved case 7.
London: Printed by E. M. for the Company of Stationers, 1658. Second Edition. 8vo., 329pp.; VG; paneled brown spine with red label and gilt lettering; spine rebound; moderate bumping and shelfwear to boards; single bookworm hole from front pastedown through to page 30, on upper corner near gutter; inscriptions on ffep; "An Ordinance of the Lords and Commons Assembled at Parliament, for the Calling of an Assembly." 16pp., and "A Table of the Chief Points Spoken to in the Confession." 8pp., bound in at rear; EH consignment; shelved case 3.
Chicago: Shasta Publishers, 1948. First Edition. Octavo, 206 pages; VG/VG; Multicolored spine with black lettering; Jacket uncut, with some wear at the edges and light age toning; gray cloth boards and spine with gilt titles; Signed by Hubbard on ffep; minor edge wear and bumping; text block, clean; binding shaken; shelved case 2.
Padova: Gio. Antonio Conzatti, 1786. Octavo, , 5-95 pages; VG; bound in patterned paper wraps, plain spine with mild cracking, some rubbing; ex-library stamp on verso of title page; indice in rear; With engraved title page, 33 engraved plates taking up 2/3 of the page (one plate occurring twice), 1 full page plate, 4 other plates; The plates depict snapshots of the Life of Saint Anthony, especially notable not only for their depictions of relics, but for the details they give of city life of the period. Publication information from colophon; Shelved case 3.
Halae Magdeburgicae: Orphanotrophei, 1720. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG; bound in full contemporary mottled calf, gilt roll to board edges, elegant gilt spines with two morocco labels with gilt titling; text block blue; engraved frontispiece of Biblical figures receiving the Bible from heaven.; Usually seen as one volume, this copy has been bound as two.; Contains the entirety of the Tanakh, with all 24 books of the Torah, Nevi'im (Prophets), and Ketuvim; The margins contain Latin subject-headings, references and notes; Text in Hebrew and Latin; shelved case 4.
Halle: Verlegt im Wäysen-hause, 1728. Thick Square Octavo, , 1448 pages, ; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, moderate soiling and staining, faded black ink lettering to spine; small crack to upper edge of front hinge; text block red; with engraved frontispiece; lower edge of title page has publication information slightly trimmed; interior clean; text block red; EH consignment; shelved case 3.
New York: Doubleday, Doran & Co., Inc., 1940. First Edition, First Printing. 8vo., vi, 78pp.; G+/G+; spine green with white lettering; dust jacket protected with a mylar covering, price uncut '$1.50'; dust jacket has chipping along head and tail of spine, 'H' and 'K' missing from authors name, all edges have some wear; small stain to lower front fore corner; lower edge of rear board has some bite marks, presumably mice, where part has been slightly chewed away, lower half of fold on dust jacket has been separated, with the damage occurring along the entire flap; price on front flap has been crossed out and a small stamp reads 'NET $1'; INSCRIBED on ffep by Helen Keller, in her block lettering; WK consignment; shelved case 3.
Manchester: Joseph Harrop, 1765-1767. Folio, unpaginated; VG; bound in full brown calf, paneled spine with gilt lettering; mild rubbing and wear to boards; lacking Apocrypha; The New Testament has separate title-page dated 1765, and a separate sequences of part numbers.; 'To God the Father,' last page in volume, with archival backing; Published in parts, with engravings; 18th century family genealogy written on verso of frontispiece; some tide-marks; shelved front case.
London: Printed by Henry Middleton for George Bishop, 1583. Quarto, , 1247,  pages; G; 3/4 bound in brown leather, marbled boards; rebacked with new spine, paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; severe rubbing to boards, including edges and corners; marbled endpapers; first 29 leaves and last 9 leaves have some professional restoration to edges; title page with archival backing, some writing; four pages following title page have more wear, including slight bookworm damage and a hole; slight marginalia present; slight age-toning to pages; shelved case 3.
Philadelphia: Mathew Carey, 1808. Fourth Philadelphia Edition. 4to., 1080, 72 pages; G; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with faded gilt lettering; cracking on spine; chipping to head and tail of spine, rubbing to boards, corners, edges; age-toning and foxing to the interior; with 31 engraved plates and maps, plate opposed page 922 has had most of the margins removed, but the image is intact, lacking half of the frontispiece plate; bookplate and library discard stamp on front pastedown, no other library markings; first title page reads 1804, others read 1808; A study bible, made specifically with notes, maps, extra texts, and indices to enable the reader to more easily cross-reference and build context.; shelved case 4.
Lipsiae & Francofurti; Utopiae: Sumptibus Jo. Caspari Mayeri, 1690; . First German Edition; Later Edition. 12mo., , 292 pages, , 223 pages; VG; bound in vellum, faded lettering to spine; mild wear and rubbing; ink writing to ffep, second rear endpaper; separate title page for Epistolae, published in Utopiae 1672; text in Latin; First Edition of Literae Nomine published in Germany; JG consignment; shelved case 0.
Oxford: John Baskett / T. Wood and S. Palmer, 1719/1723. Thick Small Quarto, unpaginated; VG; bound in contemporary brown leather, paneled spine with no lettering; boards diced; moderate rubbing and wear to binding; some margins cute close but without loss to text; 6 lines of ink writing to verso of ffep; mild age-toning to pages; The Book of Common Prayer: Printed by John Baskett in 1719, The Holy Bible: Printed by John Baskett in 1723, The Whole Book of Psalms: Printed by T. Wood and S. Palmer in 1723; EH consignment; Case 4.
Cooperstown: H. & E. Phinney, 1832. Stereotype Edition. 18mo, 324 pages; Fair; Spine, brown, too worn to see print; Boards in brown leather, wear to corners, edges and spine caps, stain to front, tear along top portion of front hinge, mild warping, scuffing; Text block has speckled edges, pencil notation to front pastedown, cracked hinges, intermittent spine breaks, foxing throughout; “Orson Jackson’s”— at bottom of title page;.
Regensburg: Zunkel, 1756. Text in German, Translated to German by D. Martin Luther; Elephant folio; VG-/no-DJ; Thick dark brown leather spine with gilded text "BIBLIA". Boards have shelf wear, crease lines on spine, aged, two bronze colored metal clasps on fore edges, triangle metal fixtures on front, rear and corners, apart from that, binding strong, corners sharp, metal clasps are still functional and closed tight; Textblock has some wear and age toning on edges, foxing and age toning on pages, cracking on hinges, cracking on gutters between p.544 and p.545, minor soiling from handling on end papers, bubbling on paste downs, otherwise, free of writing marks on pages, letters still very legible, no missing pages; Old Testament pp 1116, New Testament pp 309; May require extra pricing for shipping international. Book shelved in upstairs bookshelf, perpendicular to copier.
Tubingen: Johann Georg und Christian Gottsried Cotta, 1730. Folio, , 656 pages; VG; bound in contemporary vellum, moderate soiling and rubbing to vellum; small bookworm damage to first 20 pages, last 10 pages; engraved dedicatory frontispiece signed by Johann Georg Cotta, featuring Jesus looking down upon Moses receiving the Ten Commandments; volume ends after Solomon; with four plates, including a 2 plate spread of Palestine and a 2 page spread of Jerusalem; EH consignment.
Londini [London]: Nathanielem Ponder, 1680. 12mo., 959pp.; VG; bound in black leather, paneled spine with gilt decorations, tooling in gilt on front and rear boards; text block gilt; marbled endpapers; binding loose in several places, still intact and sturdy; frep missing; text clean; minor if any age markings; title page has minor ink writing, else clean, minor tear to fore edge; some damage to inside of both boards; bumping to corners, edges, and head and tail of spine; shelved case 4.
Romae [Rome]: Typis Sac. Congregationis de Propag. Fide, 1771. Thin Octavo, 37 pages; VG; bound in a quarter gray cloth, marbled boards; ex-library, with library name on front board near tail of spine, small glue-stain to rear pastedown, library stamps to title page, page 29; text in Latin; scarce; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by Roger Norton, for Richard Royston, 1677. Fourth Edition. Folio, , XLIV, , 883 pages; G; bound in 3/4 brown leather, marbled boards; paneled spine with burgundy label and gilt lettering; rebacked with new spine; rubbing and wear to boards; ex-library of the Protestant Episcopal Theological School of Massachusetts, with two bookplates on front pastedown, stamp to title page, writing to verso of title page; large stain to half-title; large closed tear to XLI, 2 large closed tears to printer's mark on title page; chipping to edges of half-title, title, editors note; slight waviness to pages; split into four books, each with an independent title page; signature of Charles Mason on half-title page JG consignment; shelved case 0.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1901. Reprint. Octavos, 2 volumes; VG-; bound in publisher's green cloth with gilt lettering and gilt, black, and blue designs to front boards and spines; top edges of text blocks gilt; vertical crease to spine of volume 1; horizontal slash on spine of volume 2; mild sun-fading to spines, mild wear and rubbing to boards; Signed on ffep of volume 1 by Lew Wallace "Very Truly yours, Lew Wallace 1903.'; scarce signed; shelved case 7.
London: Ithaca Press, 1984. First Edition. Octavo; VG+/VG; white spine, black text; dust jacket has closed tear and minor soiling on front, discoloration to spine, small bend on rear interior flap; boards strong, dents on front cover, minor rubbing on back cover; text block slightly aged toned, minor soiling on last page; 258pp. Please see photos for details.
Edinburgh: Alexander Kincaid, 1764. 18mo., unpaginated; G; bound in period gilt morocco, paneled spine with matching gilt panels, brown morocco label with gilt lettering, newly rebacked with spine preserved; all edges gilt; some rubbing and wear to boards, chipping to head and tail of spine; marbled endpapers; With New Testement and Psalms title pages, Lacking first title page; shelved case 4.
London: John Crook; Nicholas Bernard, 1658/1659. Second/Third Editions. Octavo; VG: bound in contemporary calf, moderate wear and rubbing to binding, plain paneled spine; bookplate to front pastedown, gilt inscription to ffep, stamp to ffep, title page, early name in ink to first title page; contains the following; London: Printed for John Crook, 1658, 'The Judgement', , 145,  pages; London: Published by Nicholas Bernard, 1658 'The Reduction, , 149-176 pages; London: Printed for John Crook, 1659, ' The Judgement', , 105-380 pages; First leaf is blank, Portrait has signature A2; "The reduction of episcopacy unto the form of synodical government received in the ancient church" has separate dated title page with continuous pagination and register.; The Judgement 1659 appears to be lacking pages 1-104; scarce; shelved case 4.
New York: Rock Foundation, 1988. First Edition. Folios, 3 volumes, VG/no DJs as issued; gray cloth boards, black lettering to spines: very mild overall wear to boards, spines faded beige (lettering clear and legible); minimal wear to clean text-blocks; interiors clean; VOLUME 3.1 [COSMIC GAMES]; VOLUME 3.2 [THE LABYRINTH & OTHER PATHS TO OTHER WORLDS]; VOLUME 3.3 [THE WORLD TURNED UPSIDE DOWN]; frontispieces; volumes housed in VG- brown cloth slipcase; shelved front table.
London, Great Britain: The Soncino Press Ltd., 1968. UK Printing, Library Cloth Edition. 8vos. VG+/ (14 VOLUME SET in DARK BLUE SLIPCASE WITH FADED LID) ivory paper DJ spine(s) with navy stripes and accent bands to each volume, titling in small navy characters centered near head and foot. edgewear is minimal, a tiny closed cut at tip of the 'Soncino Chumash' volume. each DJ neat and snug over each dark blue clothbound volume. this set includes : The Soncino Chumash, Joshua and Judges, The Five Megilloth, Samuel, Kings I & II, The Psalms, Jeremiah, Ezekiel, The Twelve Prophets, Isaiah, Proverbs, Job, Daniel Ezra and Nehemiah, Chronicles. tightly bound textblock, Hebrew text and English translation with introduction and commentary. THIS IS A COMPLETE SET OF 14 VOLUMES. each volume is separately paginated and in like new, perused condition. wide dark blue slipcase box, abrading light, chafed mainly upon wide flat lid, top part has centered gold imprinted titling. Shelved above Science Fiction.
Amsterdam: Elzevier, 1655. First edition. 12mo in vellum with flattened corners; VG; moderate soiling or shelf wear and strong binding; ex-libris plate on second front page; pencil and ink inscriptions on back of front board and first end page; dusty edges; clean text in very tight print; two volumes in one book; scarce; this book was published in English in 1656 as "Men before Adam" and burned in public in Paris before La Peyrere recanted and converted to Catholicism; contains a folded map of the Holy Land, in very good condition; shelved in Case # 3; VK consignment.
London: William Heinemann, 1928. First Edition. Octavo, 216 pages; VG-/G; spine is dark brown with brown lettering; dust jacket is in a mylar covering, has moderate wear, with chipping and several open tears along the top and bottom edges and on the fore edge corners, has significant discoloration, particularly on the spine and along the top edge; binding has moderate shelf wear with moderate bumping on the fore edge corners; pages have minor age toning; occasionally illustrated; shelved case 13.
Paris: Bossange, Masson e Besson, 1792. early edition. octavos in brown leather with gilt frame; 7-band spine with gilt and gold letters; in good condition; boards show shelf wear and fraying around edges and corners; top of spine has a small dent; vol. 1 spine title frame frayed; binding strong; previous owner's name on first front end page; penciled inscriptions on second end page in vol. 2; contains engravings throughout; text clean with no foxing or fading; edges dusty; pp. 72 and 333; slight musty odor; first published by the Italian poet Torquato Tasso in 1708; in ITALIAN; shelved in Case 0.
Cambridge: E. D. by Roger Daniel, Printer to the University, 1646. 12mo, xx, 437pp., xii; VG; spine brown with horizontal gilt, bright red text plate with gilt lettering; bound in brown calf with gilt tooling on board edges; some damage on bottom of spine extending onto both boards, appears to be from a piece of tape; some wear on spine edge between spine and front board, bumping and peeling on board corners, some wear to rear board; rebound between front board and ffep with archival tape; inside front board has some writing in ink; ffep has two sheets of paper glued onto it, partially covered by the previously mentioned tape, the first what appears to be a quote about the translator Farrar with a citation, the second a miniature bibliography about Valdesso, including some incorrect information and a citation, both noted handwritten in ink; on the verso of the ffep and the recto of the second are two separate excerpts from other manuscripts, typed, about the life of Valdesso, both are also glued; on the page opposite the title page is an ex-libra from Bishop Phillpotts Library, dated 1872; a name is written in ink of the title page; some minor underlining and marking throughout; errata page in rear of book; very few age marks on pages; a scarce copy; shelved case 3.
London: Printed by John W. Folsom, for E. Larkin; Printed by J. W. Folsom, for J. Boyle, and D. West, and E. Larkin, 1789. Thick 10mo., 317, , 265, xii; Fair; bound in early full calf, significant rubbing and wear to boards, cracking and chipping to spine, rear board detached; gutter open in several spots; contemporary names on front pastedown, rear endpapers; age-toning and mild foxing to interior; both parts have separate title pages; some chipping to edges of first title page; LM consignment; shelved case 4.
Parma: Pauli Monti, 1723. New, revised edition. Tall, thick quarto in brown leather with six-band embossed spine and gold gilt; VG; boards show some amount of shelf wear with chipping on top of spine and peeling on boards; binding strong; tinted external edges; paper and text in fine condition; two volumes in one; ex-libris plate inside back cover; this is a revised edition of this work first published around 1623; SHELVED IN ROCKVILLE NON-RETAIL. [Oversized book. Additional postage necessary for expedited/international orders. Economy International shipping unavailable due to weight restrictions. For international/expedited customers, please inquire for rates].
Bologna: Tommaso Colli a S. Tommaso d'Acquino, 1747. Second Edition. large thin 8vo., 75 pages; VG-; bound in vellum, remnants of label on tail of spine; interior double-column text in Italian; front pastedown has a small label of previous owner; title page has authors name handwritten; slight waving to pages; small closed tear to title page; water damage to tail of spine, extending into text; title translates to: The doctrine of the Catholic Church about usury; shelved case 3.
London: Elliot and Kay and C. Elliot, 1789. Revised Second Edition [First English Language Edition]. Octavo, 500 pages, VG; three-quarter-bound in brown leather, marbled boards, paneled spine with burgundy label, gilt lettering, other compartments with blind-stamped diamond design; mild shelfwear to boards, mild waving/age-toning to text-block; mild age-toning/foxing to leaves, lettering somewhat affected and faded yet legible, occasional ink blotting to lettering, occasional marginalia in ink, last leaf [i.e., pp. 499-500] separated from text-block; collation complete, gathered in 30 quires of 8 leaves, accidental omission of "the" to first line of p. 89; additional essays by various authors to this edition from p. 382 to end of volume; shelved Case 9.
New York: American Bible Society, 1878. First Edition. Octavo, 445 pages; G+; bound in blind-stamped black cloth, gilt lettering to spine; some wear and rubbing to boards, especially along hinges; newspaper stain on pages 402/403; mild foxing to endpapers; name written on second free endpaper; YF consignment; shelved case 10;.
London: J. Payne, 1756. Second Edition. Small Octavo, lxi, , 136 pages; VG; bound in brown leather, rebacked with new spine, paneled with burgundy label and gilt lettering; boards have moderate shelfwear; front gutter repaired with tape; ownership name of R. Churton 1780 on front pastedown; ffep slightly torn; interior clean; shelved case 10.