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[EVERETT (George)]
An Answer to Mr. Paschal's Letter to his Friend in the Countrey, Stating the Case of Mr. Parkhurst and himself, &c. Being a vindication of the House of Commons, against those Gentlemen Commissioners for Prizes...
London: Printed for A. Baldwin, 1702. First edition, (207 x 155 mm), [6], 22pp., text a little dust soiled, final leaf with a small hole effect several letters but not effecting sense, nicely bound in later half red morocco, marbled boards, spine lettered in gilt direct. A rare account of privateering and how proceeds of prize ships have had been embezzled, with the Government receiving practically nothing from their sale. Hanson, 215.
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Book number: 38104
GBP 403.13 [Appr.: EURO 461.5 US$ 493.99 | JP¥ 65034]

[WOMOCK (Laurence)]
An Answer to the Gentleman's Letter to his Friend; shewing that Bishops may be Judges in Causes Capital.
London: Printed by Tho. Braddyll for Robert Clavell, 1680. First Edition, folio, [2], 21, [1]pp., small worm-hole in inner blank margins (not affecting the text), disbound. Wing, W3333.
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Book number: 39786
GBP 64.50 [Appr.: EURO 74 US$ 79.04 | JP¥ 10405]

[KITCHINER (William)]
Apicius Redivivus. The Cook's Oracle: containing practical receipts. For roasting, boiling, frying... &c, &c, on the most economical plan for private families; also, the art of composing the most simple, and most highly finished broths, gravies, soups, sauces, and flavoring essences: the quantity of each article being accurately stated by weight or measure... The result of actual experiments made in the kitchen of a physician, for the purpose of composing a culinary code for the rational epicure.
Printed for John Hatchard. 1818. Second Edition, large 12mo, revised, lvii, [i], 59-592, [8 of music],pp., engraved frontispiece (foxed) of marketing table and eight pages of music titled "Anacreontic Song" at end, recent quarter calf, marbled boards, leather label to spine, uncut. The convivial song concludes (con spirito) 'Let me while I live entwine the joys of friendship, love and wine'. Cagle 798; Bitting, p.262; Oxford, p.146.
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Book number: 24993
GBP 241.88 [Appr.: EURO 277 US$ 296.4 | JP¥ 39021]

[GORDON (Thomas)]
An Apology for the Danger of the Church. Proving, that the Church is, and ought to be always in Danger; and that it would be dangerous for her to be out of Danger. Being a Second Part of the Apology for Parson Alberoni. By the same Author.
London, Printed for J. Roberts, 1719. First Edition, cont. signature of W. Foster (cropped) on upper blank margin of title, 32 pp., disbound.
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Book number: 30801
GBP 48.38 [Appr.: EURO 55.5 US$ 59.28 | JP¥ 7805]

[WISE (Thomas)]
An Apology for the Business of Pawn-Broking. By a Pawn Broker.
London: Printed for J. Collyer, 1744. First Edition, [2], 73, [1] pp., with the circular stamp of the "Birmingham Law Society" on the title and foremargins soiled, disbound. Attributed to Thomas Wise. A reissue of this first edition was published in the same year, with a new title-page and final leaf, and has the imprint "London: Printed in the Year, 1744." A second edition was also printed in 1744. Rare, ESTC locating 3 copies in UK and 3 in North America; Kress, 4739; Goldsmith, 8068.
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Book number: 33294
GBP 800.88 [Appr.: EURO 916.5 US$ 981.4 | JP¥ 129201]

[GORDON (Thomas)]
An Appeal to the Unprejudiced, concerning the present Discontents occasioned by the late Convention with Spain.
London: Printed for T. Cooper, 1739. First Edition, 32 pp., pamphlet with a marbled paper spine. A defence of the administration against the popular clamour against the Convention. Kress, 4437; Goldsmith, 7669; Hanson, 5292.
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Book number: 30865
GBP 64.50 [Appr.: EURO 74 US$ 79.04 | JP¥ 10405]
Keywords: Economics Commerce ANTIQUARIAN SPAIN SPANISH

[KNOX (William)]
An Appendix to the Present State of the Nation. Containing a reply to the Observations on that pamphlet.
London: Printed for J. Almon, 1769. First edition, [2], 5-62, [1], 62-68pp., disbound.
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Book number: 33034
GBP 91.38 [Appr.: EURO 104.75 US$ 111.98 | JP¥ 14742]

[BRAMSTON (James)]
The Art of Politicks in Imitation of Horace's Art of Poetry.
London: Printed for Lawton Gilliver, 1729. 8vo, [2], 45, [1]pp., engraved frontis., slightly cropped, cont. ownership signature of Elizabeth Boothby at head of title, some light water-staining, disbound. Foxon, B383.
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Book number: 38410
GBP 37.63 [Appr.: EURO 43.25 US$ 46.11 | JP¥ 6071]

[MARKHAM (Gervase)]
The Art of Archerie. Shewing how it is most necessary in these times for this kingdome, both in Peace and War, and how it may be done without charge to the Country, trouble to the People, or any hinderance to necessary Occasions. Also, of the Discipline, the Postures, an whatsoever else is necessarie for the attayning to the Art.
London: Printed by B[ernard] A[lsop] and T[homas] F[awcett] for Ben: Fisher, 1634. First edition, small 8vo (131 x 81 mm), [24], 112, 117-172pp., (i.e. 168pp., as 113-16 omitted in the pagination), mounted woodcut frontispiece of a male archer, early ownership signature to title partially erased, upper corner of D1 restored with a loss of a few letters which have been added in ms. blank lower corner of M3 repaired, occasional light soiling and staining, marbled endpapers, eighteenth-century green morocco, tooled in gilt, overall a very good copy. Written when he was sixty-six years old, this is probably the last book which Markham wrote, and is one of his scarcest. "The practical instruction which he proceeds to give to the would-be-archer, of the bow and its use, the shooting-glove, the string, the shaft, the steel of the arrow, the feather, and the arrow-head, is reminiscent of Asham and may indeed be derived from his Toxophilus."—Poynter. Only two other copies have appeared at auction over the last 70 years, the Macclesfield copy sold by Sotheby's 14th April 2005 lot 1311 £6,600 and the Fox Pointe copy sold by Forum Auctions 10th July 2019 lot 104 £5000. STC 17333; Poynter, 40; Cockle, 129; Schwerdt II, p.10; Lake & Wright, p.199.
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Book number: 39509
GBP 3703.38 [Appr.: EURO 4237.75 US$ 4538.11 | JP¥ 597442]

[WHITE (John)]
Arts treasury: or, a profitable and pleasing invitation to the lovers of ingenuity. Contained in many extraordinary experiments, rarities, and curious inventions. In two parts. Part I. Containing the mystery of dying-cloths, silks stuffs, hair, feather, bone, horn, ivory, leather, &c. The manner of preparing colours... The art of drawing, limning, painting... Washing or colouring maps, or printed pictures, with sundry other things, &c. Part II. Containing the quality, generation and product of metals and minerals, natural and artificial; directions to harden or soften them for use... The mystery of beautifying writing with gold or silver... Weighing ships, extinguishing fire, blowing up houses or vessels under water, &c.
London: Printed for W. Whitwood; and Mrs. Feltham, 1688. First Edition, 12mo, (xii), 154 pp. including the initial license leaf, with the contemporary bookplate of John Trotter, Edinburgh Lawyer, clean tear in A4 (no loss), generally a little browned, contemporary sheep, a little worn, lower joint slightly tender. The first of at least nine editions of this popular little book of secrets. The last dozen pages comprise "A miscellany of rare and curious secrets not yet toucht upon," and "Another miscellany of rare and curious experiments, useful and profitable, and altogether pleasant." These include such tricks and illusions as "To cause water to ascend," "To carry a jug... sticking without anything, unto the palm of the hand," "To break a stick upon the rim of two glasses, and not break the glasses," "How to make water boil and sparkle," "To make Letters that will soon vanish," how to achieve a strike-out at nine-pins, and the way to find out "any number under 10, being thought upon." This seventeenth-century first edition is rare, all later editions were published in the eighteenth-century. Wing locates copies at BL, Durham, NYPL, Free Library, Folger and Yale, to which the ESTC adds Illinois. Toole-Stott adds the copies owned by Dr. Grossman and Harold Adrian Smith (the latter now at Brown University). A very good copy, with Trotter's contemporary purchase note on the endpaper: "Cost twelve pence from Rot. Allane Bookseller & binder in Edro. [i.e. Edinburgh] 10. Octo. 96." Trotter has added page numbers to the title-page to form a sort of table of contents. John White went on to publish "Hocus Pocus: or, a Rich Cabinet of Legerdemain...", c. 1710. Wing W1788; Toole-Stott 694; Hall 296.
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Book number: 27638
GBP 3219.63 [Appr.: EURO 3684.25 US$ 3945.32 | JP¥ 519401]

The Attorney's Practice in the Court of Common Pleas: or, an introduction to the knowledge of the practice of that Court,... with variety of useful and curious precedents in English,... By the author of The attorney's practice in the Court of King's Bench.
London: Printed by Henry Lintot, 1741. First edition, 8vo, [4], 486, [40]pp., ownership signature of 'Thomas Charnley, 17th May, 1742', front free-endpapers loose, cont. full calf, a little rubbed, head of spine chipped. Scarce, ESTC locating 2 copies in the UK and 4 copies in North America.
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Book number: 39102
GBP 134.38 [Appr.: EURO 154 US$ 164.67 | JP¥ 21679]
Keywords: LAW

The Attorney's Practice in the Court of King's Bench: or, an introduction to the knowledge of the practice of that Court, as it now stands under the Regulation of several late Acts of Parliament, Rules and Determinations of the said Court: with Variety of useful and curious Precedents in English, settled or drawn by Counsel; and a complete Index to the whole. By a gentleman of the Inner Temple.
London: Printed by E. and R. Nutt, and R. Gosling, 1739. First edition, 8vo, [4], 464, [36]pp., cont. calf, slight rubbed with small glue stain to lower cover, but overall a very nice copy. Scarce, ESTC locating 3 copies in the UK and 3 copies in North America.
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Book number: 39103
GBP 209.63 [Appr.: EURO 240 US$ 256.88 | JP¥ 33818]
Keywords: LAW

[MORETON (Miss Priscella)]
The Authentic and Interesting History of Miss Moreton, and the Faithful Cottager. Two Volumes Comprised in One.
Nottingham: Printed and Sold by R. Dowson, 1814. 8vo, v, [2], 8-304pp., cont. sheep, rubbed, upper joint split, red morocco spine label. Provenance: Early ownership signature to front pastedown: John Widdowson.
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Book number: 39242
GBP 91.38 [Appr.: EURO 104.75 US$ 111.98 | JP¥ 14742]

[VASON (George)]
An Authentic Narrative of four years' residence at Tongataboo, one of the Friendly Islands, in the South-Sea, By ------ who went thither in the Duff, under Captain Wilson, in 1796. With an Appendix, by an eminent writer.
London: Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme; L. B. Seeley, and Hatchard, 1810. First edition, 8vo (212 x 125 mm), xv, [1], [17]-234, [2]pp., errata leaf at end, engraved frontispiece and engraved map stained, text age-toned with occasional foxing, cont. half-calf, later cloth reback, corners rubbed. This is an authentic account of the life of the missionary George Vason who was one of the first ten Christian missionaries to arrive in Tonga. He left the missionaries at Tonga and lived among the natives for four years. He began to dress and live as a Tongan, and married one of the native girls. He built up an estate and became a prosperous Tongan gentlemen until the beginning of the civil wars in 1799. He was tattooed, and looked and spoke like a Tongan. He escaped the wars on the ship, Royal Admiral, and returned to Nottingham where he died in 1838. He told his story to James Orange and only two versions have been printed, this one in 1810 and one in 1840. His description of Tonga at the end of the eighteenth century is important in that it precedes William Mariner's longer account published in 1817, but the two accounts give uniquely objective reports of Tonga before and during the civil war. Hill, Pacific Voyages, p.306; Ferguson, 507b; Howgego, D37 and E9.
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Book number: 39831
GBP 295.63 [Appr.: EURO 338.5 US$ 362.26 | JP¥ 47692]

[CROMPTON (Richard)]
L'authoritie et jurisdiction des courts de la Maiestie de la Roygne: Nouelment collect & compose, per R. Crompton de milieu Temple Esquire. Apprentice del Ley. Si sueris Iudex,
London, In ædibus Caroli Yetweirti Armig., 1594. First English Edition, 4to in 8's, woodcut ornament on title, Black Letter, a few early ink annotations, small hole in M7 affecting 2 letters of one word, wide margins, [4], 232 leaves, recased in original vellum, title in ink on spine, a good copy. This is Crompton's chief work and the first English law book devoted exclusively to the Royal courts, L'authoritie is a guide to all the courts then in existence, from the court functions of Parliament to the smallest local and special courts. Additionally, it contains a number of circuit reports of criminal cases not printed elsewhere. It is also the first book printed by Charles Yetsweirt, who had received a Royal commission to be printer of law books. STC, 6050; Sweet and Maxwell, p. 259 (8); Beale, T328.
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Book number: 30633
GBP 1069.63 [Appr.: EURO 1224 US$ 1310.72 | JP¥ 172556]

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