• New listingAntiquarian NATURAL HISTORY by Count De Buffon,9 Vols,London 1785,Hobart Town.

    NATURAL HISTORY. General and Particular by The Count De Buffon.Translated into English. illustrated with above 300 Copper-plates. Member of the Antiquarian and Royal Societies of Edinburgh. Nine volumes all in good order.
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  • 1714, Eleven Sermons for Special Occasions by Reverend John Piggott *RARE*

    Eleven Sermons Preach'd Upon Special Occasions, By The Late Reverend Mr John Piggott, Being All That Were Printed In His Life-Time. Printed by John Darby in Bartholomew-clofe for Nath, Cliff and Dan, Jackson at the bible and the Three Crowns in cheapfide and Jonas Browne at the Black Swan without temple-bar.
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  • Rapin's History of England Vol.1 Circa 1743 Very Large Leather Bound Volume

    Page are very good quality and in great condition. It looks like it was professionally rebound at a later date with very strong and thick boards. Title: The History of England Volume 1. Would suit the collector of beautiful old books.
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  • Trial of Katharine Nairn & Patrick Ogilvie for Incest & Murder 1765 at Edinburgh

    Katharine Nairn and Patrick Ogilvie were involved in a sort of eighteenth-century soap opera. Nairn was married to Thomas Ogilvie, a man twice her age. They shared their home with his younger brother Patrick and the mistress of the youngest brother of the family, Alexander.
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  • 1749 The Use and Intent of Prophecy in Severl Ages of the World Thomas Sherlock

    Direct from the Regency library of Elizabeth Greenly, later Lady Elizabeth Coffin Greenly. Elizabeth Greenly, born at Titley Court, Herefordshire, was a noted and varied collector. She kept prolific diaries from 1784 until her death in 1839 which included her responses to current events and occasions in her daily life.
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  • 1770-76 19vols Samuel Richardson's Epistolary Novels Clarissa Grandison Pamela

    Samuel Richardson's Epistolary Novels Clarissa, Pamela, Grandison. Samuel Richardson's famous epistolary novels Clarissa, Pamela and Grandison. In uniform speckled calf bindings. Externally, generally smart with rubbing to the joints and extremities.
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  • 1798 Memoirs of the Author of a Vindication of the Rights of Woman Godwin First

    Memoirs of The Author of A Vindication of The Rights of Woman. Godwin felt it was his duty to edit and publish Wollstonecraft's unfinished works after her death and his first project was a memoir of her life.
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  • New listing1707 John Locke A Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St Paul Essay First Ed

    A Paraphrase and Notes on the Epistles of St. Paul to the Galatians, I & II Corinthians, Romans, Ephesians. To which is prefix'd, An essay for the understanding of St. Paul's epistles, by consulting St. Paul himself.
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  • 1767 Letters to Married Women By Hugh Smith Child Care Scarce First Edition

    A scarce first edition of this work on child-care by Hugh Smith. Expertly rebound in a quarter calf binding with cloth covered boards. Externally, smart with slight shelfwear. Internally, firmly bound with expert repairs to first few pages.
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  • 1717 Paradise Retriev'd. Managing and Improving Fruit Trees S Collins Scarce 1st

    The title page states that this work is contrary to the views of 'Mr Lawrence and Others Upon Gardening'. It is very possible that the writing Collins is contrasting is Rev John Lawrence's The Clergy-Man's Recreation: Shewing the pleasure and profit of the Art of gardening from 1714.
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  • 1727 Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World Gulliver Spurious 3rd Vol

    Travels into Several Remote Nations of the World. Regardless of Scott's poor opinion, the work is a fascinating piece of literary history, particularly to a collector of works relating to Swift and his most famous creation.
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  • New listing1742-45 2 Vols PHYTANTHOZA-Iconographia Botany WEINMANN

    Two text volumes of this famous comprehensive botanical work, one of the first of its kind. Whilst these volumes have none of the illustrations, they are still a grand reference guide for eighteenth century botany.
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  • 1756 The Tradesmans Director Shopkeepers Companion Scarce Weights Book-keeping

    Though not the first of it's kind, this scarce pocket sized work provides a complete overview of various aspects of trade and book-keeping. Furthermore, this volume was released as a handy pocket-sized work, rather than more awkward octavos or folios that had more often come before.
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  • 1788 2 Volumes Torbern Bergman Physical and Chemical Essays Plates Scarce

    A two volume set of Bergman's Physical and Chemical Essays - to which are added notes and illustrations by the translator. Physical and Chemical Essays. With five fold-out plates and tables to volume one, including a Synoptical Table, and two fold-out plates to volume two.
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  • New listingc1780 Handwritten French and English Notebook Usage de Globes Science Astronomy

    The author seems to have been working through Thomas Hood's 'The Use of both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial' and making a practical collection of notes for personal or educational use. Emery Molyneux was an English Elizabethan maker of Globes and his terrestrial and celestial globes were the first to be made in England.
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  • 1768-1777 5Vols Search The Light Of Nature Volumes III, V, VI, VII, VIII Tucker

    The Light of Nature Pursued Volumes III, V, VI, VII and VIII. A set of five very scarce volumes by Abraham Tucker, under the pen name of Edward Search, in leather binding. Contains the bookplate of one George Phillips to the pastedown of volume III.
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  • New listing1722 Daniel Defoe Moll Flanders The Fortunes and Misfortunes Rare First Edition

    The Fortunes and Misfortunes of the famous Moll Flanders &c Who was born in Newgate, and during a life of continu'd variety for threescore years, besides her childhood, was twelve years a whore, five times a wife (whereof once to her own brother) twelve year a thief, eight year a transported felon in Virginia, at last grew rich, liv'd honest, and died a penitent, written from her own memorandums.
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  • 1738 2vol Della Istoria d'Italia Libri XX Francesco Guicciardini Scarce History

    Della Istoria d'Italia Libri XX. A very scarce copy of this groundbreaking history of Italy from Francesco Guicciardini. Francesco Guicciardini (6 March 1483 – 22 May 1540) was an Italian historian and statesman.
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  • New listing1709 6vol Tonson Shakespear First Edition after the Folio Editions Scarce N Rowe

    This is the first edition of this work, edited by Nicholas Rowe. It is the first edition of Shakespeare's works to be published in the eighteenth century and has been referred to as the first 'modern' edition of the plays.
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  • New listing1716 John Gay Trivia First Edition And Printing Large Paper Copy

    A very scarce first edition, first issue of John Gay's celebrated work Trivia, in very attractive and expertly rebacked calf binding. John Gay. First Edition,Illustrated,Leather Binding,Very Scarce. Expertly rebacked in calf binding with gilt detailing.
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  • 1710-11 3vols The Works of Abraham Cowley English Poetry Illustrated

    The Works of Mr Abraham Cowley. Abraham Cowley was an English poet of the seventeenth century. He was one of the leading poets of his time. In calf bindings with gilt stamping to spines. Volume II has been rebacked in a similar style to the original spines, with original boards preserved.
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  • 1731-1732 3vol Miscellanies The First Second and Third Volume Swift Pope Gay

    Miscellanies The First, Second and Third Volumes. Jonathan Swift, Alexander Pope and John Gay. The text was mainly edited by Pope, though Swift edited much of the first volume. In calf bindings. Externally, sound with shelfwear and slight loss to leather of spines of two volumes.
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  • 1790 3vol The Peerage of England Scotland and Ireland Engraved Plates Genealogy

    The Peerage of England, Scotland and Ireland Or, the Ancient and Present State of the Nobility Containing A Genealogical Account Of the Respective Peers; Whether By Tenure,Summons, Or Creation; Their Descents and Collateral Branches; Births, Marriages, Issue; Chief Seats, Coats Of Arms, Crests, Supporters and Literal Translations of the Mottos.
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  • 1723 4vols Memoirs of the Cardinal de Retz Translated from the French

    In uniform calf bindings. Externally, sound with slight rubbing to the joints and to the head and tail of spines. Further patches of rubbing to the boards. Cracks to the tail of front joint to volume IV, I and III.
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  • 1789 TRACTS by WARBURTON & a Warburtonian FIRST EDITION

    Parr had disliked Hurd since hearing that he had contemptuously described his preaching at Norwich as ‘Parr's long vernacular sermons’ (Barker, 2.331–2). Parr's anonymously published Tracts by Warburton and a Warburtonian, not admitted into the collection of their respective works consisted of the two tracts by Warburton together with two youthful pamphlets by Hurd, which he wanted to suppress, and an acrimonious epistle dedicated to Hurd.”.
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  • 1793 Moore's British Classics Periodicals Vol 2 SCARCE

    Moore's British Classics Volume II Containing Dr. Hawkeworth's Adventurer and The Guardian by Sir Richard Steele. James Moore : Dublin. A collection of popular eighteenth century periodicals, including the entire run of Steele's The Guardian.
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  • 1765 SERMONS Charles CHURCHILL includes THE DEDICATION

    In a full calf binding. There is some mild wear to the extremities, including some mild bumping and rubbing. The inner hinges are very slightly strained. There are ink inscriptions on the front and rear pastedowns and on the first page of text.
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  • 1771-74 POEM The Minstrel by James BEATTIE 2 vols in 1

    "In less than three months Beattie wrote most of the first book of The Minstrel, and began the second. The poetic growth of Edwin was an inspiration to several generations of poets, most particularly to the Romantics, and this work had an important formative influence on William Wordsworth, who greatly admired it" - ODNB.
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  • 1735 The Life and Military Actions of His Royal Highness Fancis Eugene of Savoy

    He held one of the highest offices of state at the Imperial court in Vienna. He served three Holy Roman Emperors and saw many battles including fighting against the Ottoman Turks at the Siege of Vienna, the War of the Holy League and in the Nine Years' War.
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  • 1791 The Witticisms Anecdotes Jests Sayings Samuel Johnson J Merry Scarce

    The Witticisms, Anecdotes, Jests, and Sayings of Dr. Samuel Johnson. A scarce copy of this work by J. Merry on Dr. Samuel Johnson. Samuel Johnson (1709-1784) was an English writer who made lasting contributions to English literature as a poet, essayist, moralist, literary critic, biographer, editor and lexicographer.
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  • 1735 Ovid's METAMORPHOSES By John CLARKE First Edition

    John Clarke, 1687 - 1734, was a schoolmaster and educational reformer. he was admitted as sizar to St John's College in 1703. "He did not take holy orders, but set to work as an author while beginning his teaching career.".
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  • 1791 Abstract of the Evidence Abolition of the Slave Trade Important Very Scarce

    A very scarce and important abolitionist work, published sixteen years before Wilberforce's Slave Trade Act of 1807. With a folding map of the Western Coast of Africa. Rebacked in quarter cloth over publisher's original paper covered binding, with original paper spine label laid down.
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  • 1769 2vol La Palingenesie Philosophique ou Idees Etres Vivants by Charles Bonnet

    La Palingenesie Philosophique, Ou Idees Sur L'etat Futur Des Etres Vivants. Charles Bonnet. A scarce first edition of Charles Bonnet's important philosophical work. Charles Bonnet (March 13, 1720 – May 20, 1793), Swiss naturalist and philosophical writer, was born at Geneva, of a French family driven into Switzerland by the religious persecution in the 16th century.
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  • 1727 10vol Histoire D'Angleterre Par Mr De Rapin Thoyras With Portraits And Maps

    A very scarce early complete set of Histoire d'Angleterre by Mr. de Rapin Thoyras. Illustrated with decorative and illustrated head and tail pieces, plates of portraits, tables and maps, some of which foldout.
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  • 1774 3vol Spiritual Don Quixote Summers Ramble Geoffry Wildgoose Richard Graves

    Richard Graves (1715–1804) was an English minister, poet, and novelist. Graves won fame for his prose. His collections often identify the anonymous author as the ‘editor’ of his popular first novel, The Spiritual Quixote, or, The Summer's Ramble of Mr. Geoffry Wildgoose: a Comic Romance (3 vols., 1773; German trans., 1773; Dutch trans., 1798–9; ed. ).
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  • 1797 4 Vol Ecclesiastical Law Richard BURN Sixth Edition Notes by Simon Fraser

    In 1760 Burn published two works which again deployed his unique and helpful methods of categorisation and explication. A Digest of the Militia Laws explained all phases of the organisation and production of a county militia as specified by the new Militia Act of 1757 (30 Geo. ).
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  • 1794 8vol The History of England Tobias Smollett David Hume Illustrated Bromley

    The History of England From The Revolution to the Death of George The Second (Designed as a continuation of Mr. Hume's History). The original History of England is considered David Hume's great work and was written in instalments while he was serving as librarian to the Faculty of Advocates in Edinburgh, on what was to become the core collection of the National Library of Scotland.
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  • 1744 A New Law DICTIONARY Definition of Words and terms used in the Law

    First published in 1729, it reached a tenth edition by 1782; revised editions continued to be published well into the nineteenth century. Its success, according to was due to the fact that it combined a law dictionary with an abridgment.
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  • 1709 Book COMMON PRAYER Sacraments Rites Illustrated

    The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of the Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of the Church of England. A lovely book of common prayer dating from the early eighteenth-century.
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  • 1731 Vol 1 New Survey England Nathaniel SALMON Vellum

    Nathanael Salmon (1675–1742) was a historian and antiquary. His first two books (both 1726), which dealt with Roman antiquities to the north and east of London, were expanded into A New Survey of England, wherein the Defects of Camden are Supplied (11 parts, 1728–9), reissued with new title-pages in two volumes in 1731.
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  • New listing1774 Vol I - VIII THEATRE DE P CORNEILLE Plays Voltaire

    Théatre de P. Corneille, avec des Commentaires, et Autres Morceaux Intéressans. Pierre Corneille; Voltaire. Pierre Corneille was a French tragedian who was one of the three great seventeenth Century French dramatists, along with Molière and Racine.
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  • New listing1775 2 vol DICTIONARY English Language Dublin JOHNSON

    A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are deduced from their Originals, and Illustrated in their Different Significations by Examples from the Best Writers. In two volumes. An early Dublin edition of this English writer and lexicographer's celebrated dictionary.
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  • New listing1716 6vol The Works of Ben Johnson In Six Volumes Poetry Illustrated Play Critic

    In full calf bindings. Volume I is rebacked with original boards preserved. Externally, all volumes are worn, particularly to the spines of volumes II-VI. Heavy rubbing has resulted in loss to the head and tail of spines as well as spine labels.
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  • New listing1780 2 Vols Historia General de ESPANA Juan de MARIANA

    Historia General de Espana In Two Volumes. Father Juan de Mariana. Juan de Mariana, 1536 – 1624, was a Spanish Jesuit priest, historian, and member of the Monarchomachs. Mariana's Historia is justly esteemed for its research, accuracy, sagacity and style.
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  • New listing1724-49 16vols The Spectator The Seventh Edition Addison Steele Tonson

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  • New listing1769 2vin1 The City Remembrancer Great Plague Fire of London Great Storm Harvey

    The City Remembrancer Being Historical Narratives of the Great Plague at London 1665 Great Fire 1666 And Great Storm 1703. In a half calf binding with paper covered boards. Externally, rubbed to the joints and to the extremities.
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  • 1766 4vols The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain Rene Lesage

    A charming set of The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane by Alain-Rene Lesage. The Adventures of Gil Blas of Santillane In Four Volumes. Gil Blas is born in misery to a stablehand and a chambermaid of Santillana in Cantabria, and is educated by his uncle.
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  • 1767 3vol Letters Written by Jonathan Swift 1703 to 1740 Notes by Hawkesworth

    Letters Written by Jonathan Swift, D. D. Dean of St. Patrick's, Dublin And Several of His Friends. From the Year 1703 to 1740. Three volumes of the letters of Jonathan Swift. Jonathan Swift. With explanatory notes by John Hawkesworth (c. 1715 – November 16, 1773), an English writer born in London.
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