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MR RUSHWORTH'S HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS Abridg'd and Improv'd in Six Volumes 1703-1708 (an early printing of John Rushworth's Historical collections his important record of British History through the English Civil War )

MR RUSHWORTH’S HISTORICAL COLLECTIONS Abridg’d and Improv’d in Six Volumes 1703-1708 (an early printing of John Rushworth’s Historical collections his important record of British History through the English Civil War )

John Rushworth?s Published in London in six volumes, in the years 1703-1708 this is an early printing of John Rushworth's Historical collections his important record of English History through the English Civil War the books are bound in old Cambridge style full leather bindings, titled and decorated in gilt to the spines, 7.75 inches tall approx., volume one illustrated with a small number of engraved portraits Vol 1 dated 1703, Vol 2 1706, Vol 3 1706, Vol 4 1708, Vol 5 1708, Vol 6 1708, the bindings are showing general age related wear, surface scuffs and marks to the boards, upper joint to volume one cracked through though board still holding, minor cracking to other joints, spine ends and corners worn with some loss to the leather, internally noticeable browning and marking to endpapers, noticeable heavy foxing and browning to a number of pages, some noticeable creased page corners, dustiness and browning to those pages around the crease lines else the greater part of the contents generally nice and clean, . John Rushworth (1612-1690) .was an English lawyer, historian and politician who sat in the House of Commons at various times between 1657 and 1685. He compiled a series of works covering the English Civil Wars throughout the 17th century called Historical Collections and also known as the Rushworth Papers Rushworth was born at Acklington Park in Warkworth, Northumberland, the son of Lawrence Rushworth and his wife Margaret Cuthbert, daughter of the vicar of Carnaby in Yorkshire. His father was an extensive landowner and Justice of the Peace at Heath, Yorkshire although he was in prison for debt in 1629. Rushworth was a solicitor at Berwick on Tweed from 1638 and entered Lincoln's Inn in 1640. He also began work as clerk assistant at the House of Commons in 1640: assisting Henry Elsynge, Clerk of the House of Commons, he was the first recorded individual to hold the office While Rushworth was remembered as a person, his writings found favour in America where they served as a source of inspiration for Thomas Jefferson. Jefferson bought a copy of Rushworth's Historical Collections for use in his own library and he often quoted from them. Rushworth was a contemporary of John Lilburne whose writings had a profound impact on the history of the English Civil Wars of the 17th century. Although his senior, he also shared much in common with Oliver Cromwell (born 1599), because they were evangelical Christians who believed that the Church of England should undergo a total reformation, contrary to the wishes of King Charles I. His views of Charles I as a king who had declared war on his own people, were later echoed in words by Thomas Jefferson and others when writing about the reign of George III in the Declaration of Independence. ( This is a Heavy set, shipping costs will be higher than the basic standard quote)
An Original Certificate For the Movement of Livestock During the Cattle Plague of 1742-1760 This Certificate Relating to a Sale of a Red Pyed Heifer to be Moved Between Herefordshire & Shropshire Signed and Sealed by John Salwey

An Original Certificate For the Movement of Livestock During the Cattle Plague of 1742-1760 This Certificate Relating to a Sale of a Red Pyed Heifer to be Moved Between Herefordshire & Shropshire Signed and Sealed by John Salwey, one of His Majesty?s Justices of the Peace 6th September 1749 ( Veterinary Medicine Disease Farming )

John Salwey This is a very rare Certificate dated September 6th 1749 relating to the movement of Horned Cattle during the Cattle Plague of 1742-1760 the Certificate is worded as follows To all whom these may Concern, Thomas Salwey Doctor of Laws, One of His Majesty?s Justices of Peace for the County of Hereford & Salop do hereby certify that Lady Charlton in the county of Hereford, of the parish of Ludford is the owner of a red Pyed Heifer to be sold to Thomas Whitmore of Apley near Bridgnorth in the county of Salop to be drove by T. Adams, and that it appears to me upon the oath of John Evans that the beast and the herd out of which the said beast was taken, is now and have been for the space of forty days before the date of this certificate entirely free from the distemper, or infection raging among the horned Cattle; and that the said beast has not to the best of the knowledge, and belief of the said John Evans been within one mile of any infected place Given under my hand and seal this 6th day of September 1749 signed and sealed by John Salwey there is an enclosed wax seal at the foot of the document, the document has been partially filled in by hand the certificate measures 7.75 inches by 6 inches approx. condition as seen A FASCINATING AND RARE SURVIVAL RELATING TO THE MOVEMENT OF CATTLE DURING THE CATTLE PLAGUE OF 1742-1760
THE WORKS OF JOSEPHUS With great diligence revised and amended

THE WORKS OF JOSEPHUS With great diligence revised and amended , according to the excellent French translation of Monsieur Arnauld D’Andilly. Also the Embassy of Philo Judæus to the Emperor Caius Caligula. Never translated before. With the references of the scriptures, a new map of the Holy Land, and divers copper-plates, serving to illustrate the history

Flavius Josephus Published in London for Thomas Fabian in 1676 this is an early English translation of the Works of Flavius Josephus, including his History and wars of the Jews, the book is a larger folio format measuring 15 inches by 9.5 inches approx., bound in an old full leather binding, internally illustrated with a hand coloured folding map and a small number of hand coloured copperplate engravings (all pictured) the book is complete despite the known breaks in the irregular pagination in this edition, The book is disbound with both the covers detached from the binding, the leather to the spine has some loss at spine ends, red wax marks to front and rear pastedowns, lacks blank front free endpaper and opens onto the main title page, title page soiled at edges with some edge tears, first few pages are separated from the main text block, noticeable cockling of paper to opening pages, a few edges tears with minimal loss, the worst of which are pictured, there has been a very neatly done repair to loss to top corner of page 391/392 (both sides of the repair pictured) the missing portion of the text has been neatly handwritten in very old ink some creased page corners, noticeable creasing to final leaf else text block is square and tight binding would benefit from some restoration else a nice early edition of this classic history of the Jewish people. book is large and heavy, overseas shipping will require extra postage costs above the basic standard quote
LE PARFAIT COURTISAN du comte Baltasar Castillonnois es deux langues

LE PARFAIT COURTISAN du comte Baltasar Castillonnois es deux langues, respondans par deux colomnes, l’vne à l’autre, pour ceux qui veulent auoir l’intelligence de l’vne d’icelles ; de la traduction de Gabriel Chapuis Tourangeau

Baldassare Castiglione Published in Lyon France in 1580 this is and early edition of ?The Book of the Courtier by Baldassare Castiglione, ? Baldassare Castiglione (1478 ? 1529) count of Casatico, was an Italian courtier, diplomat, soldier and a prominent Renaissance author, who is probably most famous for his authorship of Il Cortegiano or The Book of the Courtier. The work was an example of a courtesy book, dealing with questions of the etiquette and morality of the courtier, and was very influential in 16th-century European court circles. The book of the Courtier is organized as a series of fictional conversations that occur between the courtiers of the Duke of Urbino in 1507 (when Castiglione was in fact part of the Duke's Court). In the book, the courtier is described as having a cool mind, a good voice (with beautiful, elegant and brave words) along with proper bearing and gestures. At the same time though, the courtier is expected to have a warrior spirit, to be athletic, and have good knowledge of the humanities, Classics and fine arts. Over the course of four evenings, members of the court try to describe the perfect gentleman of the court. In the process they debate the nature of nobility, humour, women, and love. THE BOOK, the book is bound in old leather boards with a later leather spine, fitted with marbled endpapers, 6.5 inches tall approx., [32], 660, [36] p, Text in double columns in the original Italian with the French translation alongside. The binding was rebound in 1954, this is recorded with a stamp at the back of the book, unfortunately this work has not lasted as the front board is detached and the joints on the rear board are cracked, internally title page marked with old ownership names to top of page there is a corner piece missing from the blank margin page 39, (pictured) this does not affect or touch the text , a number of pages have some edge ticks and short underlining?s, with a few marking annotations in very old ink (see pictures) browning to page edges with some heavier browning and marking to some pages, though nothing too detrimental and text still perfectly legible, book was originally the property of Lincoln?s Inn Library with a small withdrawn stamp to blank front endpaper, no further library marks else in good general condition BINDING WOULD BENEFIT FROM SOME ATTENTION ELSE A NICE EARLY EDITION OF THIS CLASSIC WORK ON HOW TO BE A GOOD COURTIER.
Canones SS. Apostolorum

Canones SS. Apostolorum, conciliorum generalium & prouincialium : sanctorum patrum epistolæ canonicæ : quibus præfixus est, Photij Constantinopolitani patriarchæ, Nomocanon, id est canonum & legum imperatoriarum conciliatio, & in certos titulos distributio / omnia commentariis amplissimis Theodori Balsamonis Antiocheni patriarchæ explicata ; et de Græcis conuersa Gentiano Herueto interprete ; e bibliotheca R.D. Io. Tilij, Briocensis episcopi ; accessit hac editione Græcus textus ex codicibus manuscriptis erutus, et cum Latino locis innumeris emendato comparatus

Theodore Balsamon Patriarch of Antioch Published in 1620 the rough translation of the Latin title is Canonum SS. Apostles and general councils and locals, the Fathers of the canonical epistles, which is fixed, Photij Constantinople patriarkis Nomocanon, it is canon law imperatoriarum and reconciliation, and in particular the distribution of titles / recorder, all ample Theodore Balsamonis explained Patriarch of Antioch; and the Greeks turned Gentiano Herueto interpreter from the library of the R.D. Yo. Tilij, Briocensis of the bishop; copies of this edition of the manuscripts came from the Greek, the text has been torn out, and in countless places, with an improved, compared to the Latin the book deals with Canon Law and Oriental Catholic Churches, Apostolic Canons, Councils & Synods, Photius I, Saint, Patriarch of Constantinople, etc written by Theodore Balsamon Theodore Balsamon was a canonist of the Eastern Orthodox Church and 12th-century Eastern Orthodox Patriarch of Antioch Born in the second half of the 12th century at Constantinople; died there, after 1195 (Petit). He was ordained a deacon, appointed nomophylax, and from 1178 to 1183, under Patriarch Theodosius I, he had charge of all ecclesiastical trials or cases submitted to the Patriarchate. In 1193 he became the Patriarch of Antioch, though he remained resident in Constantinople. Balsamon's best work is his "Scholia" (c. 1170), a commentary on the Nomocanon of Photios, the standard work on Eastern Orthodox ecclesiastical and imperial laws and decrees, commissioned by the Emperor Manuel I and the Patriarch Michael III. In his "Scholia", Balsamon insists on existing laws, and dwells on the relation between canons and laws, ecclesiastical and civil constitutions, giving precedence to the former. Balsamon also compiled a collection of ecclesiastical constitutions (Syntagma) and wrote other works, many of which concern the ongoing debate between the Eastern and Western Churches following the schism of 1054. Theodore's legacy is that he preserved the world?s knowledge of many otherwise unknown source documents from early Byzantine political and theological history. His commentaries are still referenced to this day by students of Eastern Orthodox canon law, and are published in official collection of canon law known as the Pedalion (Greek: ????????, "Rudder", so named because it is meant as a guide to "steer" the Church). Theodore also standardized the liturgical practices in usage in the Antiochian Church, to adopt the Byzantine Rite and to reject other Eastern Rites THE BOOK the book is bound in an old full leather binding titled in gilt to the spine, a large folio format measuring 14 inches by 9.5 inches approx. [28], 1125, 1124-1125, [77] p. Errors in pagination: page numbers 1124-1125 repeated. Title-page printed in red and black with the Royal coat of arms of Louis XIII of France on title-page. Published by Lutetiæ Parisiorum Typis Regiis. M.DC.XX text printed in both Greek and Latin in double columns originally the property of Thomas Whitmore who was an English Whig politician who sat in the House of Commons from 1806 to 1831 , he was the eldest son of Thomas Whitmore of Apley Park, Stockton, Shropshire He inherited Apley Park in 1795 CONDITION the binding is rubbed at edges with loss to leather at spine ends, more noticeable loss to top of spine, also there is a small patch repair to leather at top of front boards, surface scuffs and scratches to both boards else binding is in good solid condition, page edges stained red, text block square and tight, internally browning to endpapers, a few marks within along with some occasional worming trails in the plain margins, else contents in generally very good condition A GENEARLLY GOOD EXAMPLE OF THIS SCARCE EARLY PRINTING BOOK IS HEAVY, NEARLY FIVE KILOS PACKED, overseas shipping will be significantly more than the basic standard quote, please inquire if interested
THE CAMBRIAN ORDOVICIAN BOUNDARY SECTIONS

THE CAMBRIAN ORDOVICIAN BOUNDARY SECTIONS, FOSSIL DISTRIBUTIONS, AND CORRELATIONS

Edited By M. G. Bassett & W T Dean Book consists of a number of papers detailing localities where the Cambrian Ordovician boundary is known with a correlation of the Fossil faunas. GENERAL PAPERS The International (IUGS) Working Group on the Cambrian-Ordovician Boundary. Palaeobiogeography and environments of planktic dictyonemid graptolites during the earliest Ordovician. Some aspects of late Cambrian and early Ordovician acritarchs. EUROPE, U.S.S.R., and NEAR EAST The biostratigraphy and correlation of the Merioneth-Tremadoc Series boundary in North Wales. The Naersnes section, Oslo Region, Norway: a candidate for the Cambrian Ordovician boundary stratotype at the base of the Tremadoc Series. The Cambrian-Ordovician boundary in Spain, Portugal, and north.west FranceThe Cambrian-Ordovician boundary in the Batyrbaisai section, Malyi Karatau Range, Kazakhstan, USSR. The Cambrian-Ordovician transition in south-eastern Turkey and adjacent areas. NORTH AMERICA, AUSTRALASIA, and ANTARCTICA Cambrian-Ordovician boundary sections in the Cow Head Group, western Newfoundland. The sequence of trilobite faunas and acritarch micro floras at the Cambrian-Ordovician Boundary, Wilcox Pass. Alberta, Canada. The Cambrian-Ordovician boundary in the western District of Mackenzie, Canada. Potential Cambrian-Ordovician boundary stratotype sections in the western United States Biostratigraphy of the Cambrian-Ordovician transition in the Bear River Range, Utah and Idaho, western United States. A reassessment of the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary section at Black Mountain, western Queensland, Australia. Synopsis pf selected sections at the Cambrian-Ordovician boundary in Australia, New Zealand, and Antarctica book is well illustrated throughout with plates and maps. Cover & contents are in excellent condition. A large format heavy hardback,12 inches tall, no dustjacket as issued, runs to 227 pages BOOK IS A LARGE HEAVY FORMAT NEARLY 1.5 KILOS PACKED and will incur a little extra postage at cost
Manuscript Map LARGE OLD HAND DRAWN FOLDING RAILWAY MAP Showing the Railway Line from Adwick Upon Dearne to Ferrybridge in Yorkshire (Circa 1870s)

Manuscript Map LARGE OLD HAND DRAWN FOLDING RAILWAY MAP Showing the Railway Line from Adwick Upon Dearne to Ferrybridge in Yorkshire (Circa 1870s)

Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway Company Undated but possibly circa 1870s, this is a large old hand drawn map of the Railway line that ran from near the township of Adwick Upon Dearne in Yorkshire, the place names on the Map after that are Bolton Upon Dearne, Clayton, South & North Elmsall, South Kirkby, Badsworth, Ackworth, Pontefract, and finishing at Ferrybridge it appears to be the line proposed by the Swinton and Knottingley Joint Railway Company which I believe was opened in 1879 the map is mounted and divided into 20 panels and is over 70 inches in length and 10 inches high, part of the map folds out at an angle from the rest of the map as it follows the course of the railway line , the map is hand coloured and also has later handwritten annotations , it also records the ownership names of the pieces of land it passes through, like Earl Manvers, Sir T.H.S. Bunckman, Thomas Edward Taylor, Rev. John Allott, W.H. Leatham, &c I can see no date on the map, but it was produced at the time of the proposed construction of the line, which is stated on the map, the map folds down into black leather covers, the leather covers have general rubbing wear, scuffs and scrapes with a small bump mark in the centre of the upper cover, internally some general darkening and marking to the map with some surface edge wear, else in good general condition