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OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST, À KEMPIS, Thomas
1 À KEMPIS, Thomas OF THE IMITATION OF CHRIST
London Kegan Paul, Trench Trübner & Co. Ltd.) 1898 Soft Cover 
Small octavo, full decorated mock vellum with lettering in red and black, tissue-guarded fronts., title page in red and black, x + 287pp., top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. Parchment at spine partially darkened, with a couple of small soils and a touch of creasing; boards lightly smudged/darkened, foxing at endpapers, the rest of the contents clean. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH, ABERCROMBIE, John
2 ABERCROMBIE, John INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH
Edinburgh Waugh and Innes 1832 Third Edition Hard Cover 
Octavo, full polished tan calf, foliate gilt in compartments with red title label, borders in blind, xv + 441pp. Some loss of gilt at spine, very small patch of abrasion at rear outer hinge, minor rubbing, foxing at edges, prelims. and later leaves, text mostly free from effects. A very good, sound copy. 
Price: 125.00 EUR
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3 AKERMAN, John Yonge AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL INDEX TO REMAINS OF ANTIQUITY OF THE CELTIC, ROMANO-BRITISH, AND ANGLO-SAXON PERIODS
London John Russell Smith 1847 Hard Cover 
Octavo, blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt title at spine, xii + 204pp., illustrated, (most full-page, following text, and preceding adverts.) Edges tanned/darkened, early leaves tanned (light staining at endpapers), main body much less so; some foxing at illustrations, not very serious. A good, sound copy, reasonably presentable, and with the bookplate of Norman Norris of Patcham. 
Price: 28.00 EUR
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4 ANDERSEN, H.C. BILDERBUCH OHNE BILDER
Berlin: Grote 1884 Fourth Edition Hardcover 
16mo., red cloth, gilt decoration at upper board, floral-decorated endpapers, engraved fronts. by Ehrentraut, (corner-torn tissue guard present), 80pp., all edges gilt. Spine darkened and chipped at head and tail, light spotting (chiefly at tissue guard and title) and light soiling only. "Nach der funften danischen Ausgabe deutsch von Edmund Lobedanz." A sound copy with inscription. 
Price: 22.00 EUR
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THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OR ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF OUR GRANDFATHERS, ANDREWS, Alexander
5 ANDREWS, Alexander THE EIGHTEENTH CENTURY OR ILLUSTRATIONS OF THE MANNERS AND CUSTOMS OF OUR GRANDFATHERS
London Chapman & Hall 1856 Hard Cover 
Octavo, dark blue half-morocco by Roger de Coverly & Sons., gilt rules in six compartments, lettering in second and third, date at tail; marbled boards, marbled endpapers, x + 334pp. top edge gilt, remainder untrimmed. A few very minor soils at front board, edges tanned, some foxing, almost wholly confined to blank leaves and prelims. A good, sound copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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DERNIERS MOMENS DE NAPOLÉON, OU COMPLÉMENT DU MÉMORIAL DE Ste-HÉLÈNE, ANTONMARCHI, F.
6 ANTONMARCHI, F. DERNIERS MOMENS DE NAPOLÉON, OU COMPLÉMENT DU MÉMORIAL DE Ste-HÉLÈNE
Bruxelles Chez H. Tarlier 1825 Hard Cover 
(Including "Equisse de la Flore de Sainte-Hélène) Octavo, rebound in dark red quarter leather, gilt lettering and decorations, marbled boards, fresh endpapers, [2] 432pp. Title page quite tanned, similar at final few leaves (index), text clean. Seminary label at title page, and overleaf, plain stamp of Bibliotheca Colegii Maximi Traiectensis. Minimal wear, very sound. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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7 ARCHBOLD, John Frederick JERVIS'S ACTS, 11 & 12 VICTORIA, cc. 42, 43, & 44; RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE JUSTICES OF THE PEACE OUT OF SESSIONS, AS TO INDICTABLE OFFENCES, CONVICTIONS AND ORDERS; AND TO THE PROTECTION OF JUSTICES IN THE EXECUTION OF THEIR DUTIES
London Shaw & Sons 1848 Hard Cover 
Octavo, blind-stamped brown cloth, gilt, viii + 228pp., adverts, untirmmed. A few small, dark soils at upper board, some white scattered soil spots at lower board, neither affecting contents. Edges darkened, but apart from light wear at corners, no further remarkable defects, contents clean and sound. 
Price: 45.00 EUR
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8 ARCHER, Charles Maybury (from the short-hand notes of) THE HAMMERSMITH PROTESTANT DISCUSSION; BEING AN AUTHENTICATED REPORT OF THE CONTROVERSIAL DISCUSSION BETWEEN THE REV. JOHN CUMMING.AND DANIEL FRENCH.ON THE DIFFERENCES BETWEEN PROTESTANTISM AND POPERY
London: Arthur Hall & Co. 1851 Hardcover 
Octavo, publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt, iv + 684pp. (double column) + 32pp. adverts. Top hinge a little weakened, some discoloration at cloth, but minimal wear, soiling or foxing. Round paper armorial bookplate at front paste-down. A decent copy. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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LIBER REGIS, VEL THESAURUS RERUM ECCLESIASTICARUM, BACON, John
9 BACON, John LIBER REGIS, VEL THESAURUS RERUM ECCLESIASTICARUM
London Printed for the Author by John Nichols, sold by Rivington, Robson 1786 Hard Cover 
Thick quarto, recently rebound in full tan morocco with raised bands, plain gilt rules and red leather title label, marbled endpapers, viii, xvii, 1391pp. Text block edges unevenly browned and slightly soiled, internal scattered foxing, some offsetting, a little marginal staining, text still perfectly accessible. Slight strain at joint preceding first blank, nothing threatening, the whole reasonably sound and square, presentable. 
Price: 120.00 EUR
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10 BARNES, Josuæ ANACREON TEIUS, POETA LYRICUS, SUMMA CURA & DILIGENTIA.
1721 Hardcover Fair 
12mo, contemporary full calf rebacked in vellum with cloth title, gilt; engraved copper portrait fronts., title with tear at top margin, some loss; contents leaf, copper portrait (Marlborough), dedicatory leaves, 401pp., index. Lacking endpapers, and worn at hinges and paste-downs, though remaining tightly bound; portraits with very thin margins, internal waterstaining, text largely clean and legible. Corners bumped, modern signature and date at first portrait leaf. A sound, working copy, text in Greek and Latin. 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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11 BARR, James ANGLICAN CHURCH ARCHITECTURE, WITH SOME REMARKS UPON ECCLESIASTICAL FURNITURE
Oxford John Henry Parker 1843 Second Edition Hard Cover 
Small octavo, publisher's dark green blind-stamped cloth, gilt title at spine, fronts., title in red and black, 216pp., adverts., untrimmed, full-page and vignette illustrations. Some chipping at head and tail of spine, loss minimal; hinges weakened, a few joints tender, no imminent detachments. Some minor foxing/soiling, chiefly marginal and quite inextensive. Early owner's inscription at fly-leaf corner. A decent copy, complete. 
Price: 30.00 EUR
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12 Bishop Burnet BISHOP BURNET'S TRAVELS THROUGH FRANCE, ITALY, GERMANY, AND SWITZERLAND
London T. Payne 1750 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, contemporary calf crudely rebacked, with early lettering piece re-glued to spine, title page in red and black, xxiv + 310pp. + advert. leaf; lacking endpapers, prelims; overall worn, browned, owner's notes inside front board, facing title. Sound enough, but a working copy only, certainly usable. 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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13 BLACK, William Henry HISTORY AND ANTIQUITIES OF THE WORSHIPFUL COMPANY OF LEATHERSELLERS OF THE CITY OF LONDON
Privately Printed 1871 Hardcover Poor 
Folio, leather boards, gilt lettering at spine, armorial gilt at front board, title in red and black (spotting, original owner's signature at top), 132pp., full-page colour and other plates following text, one (of two) folding linen-backed colour charter (ca. 23 x 14"). Binding very worn, backstrip loose and with loss towards tail, front board detached, some spotting at plates (not extensive), as well as some marginal soiling (this not extensive), most plates on reasonably good order. Text clean. A working copy. 
Price: 75.00 EUR
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LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES, BLAIR, Hugh
14 BLAIR, Hugh LECTURES ON RHETORIC AND BELLES LETTRES
London for Strahan, Cadell and Creech 1796 Sixth Edition Hard Cover 
Three volumes, octavo, uniform full calf with red lettering and numbering pieces; vol. I, engraved portrait fronts., vi [2] 420pp; vol. II, iv + 446pp; vol. III, iv + 358pp. [26] Very mild wear at bindings, light staining at endpapers, each paste-down with evidence of label removal (likely ex-libris, rather than library, no further indications), very mild tanning through text blocks, any more remarkable foxing confined to a few early gatherings in volume three. All sound, in a quite handsome binding. 
Price: 175.00 EUR
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VOYAGE D'UN JEUNE FRANÇAIS EN ANGLETERRE ET EN ÉCOSSE PENDANT L'AUTOMNE DE 1823, BLANQUI, Adolphe
15 BLANQUI, Adolphe VOYAGE D'UN JEUNE FRANÇAIS EN ANGLETERRE ET EN ÉCOSSE PENDANT L'AUTOMNE DE 1823
Paris Dondey-Dupré Père et Fils 1824 Hard Cover 
Octavo, half-calf, slightly raised bands, black title label, marbled boards, engraved fronts., xix + 396pp. Light foxing/smudging at blanks, a little more at title and at fronts. margins, lessening through introduction, text scarcely affected. Some splitting of endpapers over hinges, but still soundly bound, and overall a very good, sound copy. Early gift inscription (1829) at fly-leaf. 
Price: 65.00 EUR
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LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND, BOMPAS, George C
16 BOMPAS, George C LIFE OF FRANK BUCKLAND
London Smith, Elder & Co. 1886 A New Edition. Hard Cover 
Octavo, full dark blue polished calf, gilt in compartments with slightly raised bands, dark red title label, boards with two-line rules, marbled endpapers and edges, engraved portrait fronts., (tissue guard present) ix + 433pp. Endpapers split over hinges, both boards holding; binding lightly rubbed, label a little patchy, some foxing, chiefly confined to prelims., fronts., title. A reasonably good copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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CATALINA, THE SPANISH NUN; AND OTHER POEMS, BOULDING, J. Wimsett
17 BOULDING, J. Wimsett CATALINA, THE SPANISH NUN; AND OTHER POEMS
London Bemrose and Sons 1870 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, full black morocco, raised bands with title in gilt and red and gilt lozenges at spine, boards with decorated gilt borders, gilt dentelles and marbled endpapers, iv + 171pp. + 10pp. (these final pages constituting a poem, "In Memoriam - Charles Dickens"), all edges gilt. Bumped at bottom corners, slightly at top edge, otherwise binding well-preserved with just very light rubbing at bands; foxing largely confined to prelims., and at final few leaves. 
Price: 65.00 EUR
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18 BOURNE, V[incent] POEMATIA, LATINAE PARTIM REDDITA, PARTIM SCRIPTA
Londini J. Bettenham for B. Barker 1735 Iterum Edita Hard Cover 
12mo., full contemporary calf, [11] pp.4-136. Worn, and boards held by cords only; endpapers and title margins heavily browned, much less browning through text. A working copy. 
Price: 50.00 EUR
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THE POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING WITH PREFATORY MEMOIR; NEW EDITION INCLUDING "AURORA LEIGH", BROWNING, E.B
19 BROWNING, E.B THE POETICAL WORKS OF ELIZABETH BARRETT BROWNING WITH PREFATORY MEMOIR; NEW EDITION INCLUDING "AURORA LEIGH"
Edinburgh W.P. Nimmo, Hay, & Mitchell Hard Cover 
Not dated, ca. 1910. Octavo, dark green straight-grained quarter morocco, green cloth boards, art-Nouveau gilt spine, marbled endpapers, portrait line fronts, illustrated title, xv + 749pp. With preface to edition of 1850. Foxing at endpapers, prelims., a little at edges/margins, nothing heavy, more remarkable at final few leaves. Later gift inscription facing half-title. Binding well-preserved. A sound, presentable copy. 
Price: 25.00 EUR
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POEMS, BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (sel., arr. Robert Browning)
20 BROWNING, Elizabeth Barrett (sel., arr. Robert Browning) POEMS
London Smith, Elder, & Co. 1908 Hard Cover 
Small octavo, quarter vellum, light blue cloth boards, art-Nouveau gilt and blue decoration at spine, xv + 356pp. top edge gilt. Vellum just a little darkened, and with extremely minor rubbing at title label; book with edges a little tanned, very slight spine lean. A very good copy. 
Price: 35.00 EUR
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