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Saul and Samuel at Endor

Saul and Samuel at Endor,

BREVINT (Daniel) or the New Waies of Salvation and Service, Which usually tempt Men to Rome, and detain them there. Truly Represented, and Refuted. As also A Brief Account of R. F. his Missale Vindicatum, or Vindication of the Roman Mass. By the same Author. Engraved frontispiece. First edition. 8vo. [198 x 130 x 37 mm]. [8]ff, 413, [1], [2]blank pp. Bound in contemporary stained calf, the covers with a blind double fillet border and a blind double fillet running parallel to the spine. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands, the second panel with a manuscript paper label, plain endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (A little rubbed). Wing B.4423. The issue without Leak's name in the imprint. With the initial imprimatur leaf and final blank. A very good copy. With the bookplate of Viscount Palmerston, superimposed with an engraved label lettered "East Sheen". Temple Grove estate in East Sheen, Surrey, was sold by Sir Rushout Cullen to Sir John Temple, Speaker of the Irish House of Commons soon after 1677. In 1723 his son, Henry Temple (c.1673-1757) was created 1st Viscount Palmerston. Pinterest offers an image of the same bookplate with a label lettered "Hanover Square" and attributes it to Henry Temple, 2nd Viscount Temple (1739-1802). He died at his home in Hanover Square, and his son Henry John Temple, 3rd Viscount Palmerston (1784-1865) sold the East Sheen estate soon after coming of age in 1805. He found fame and increased his fortune as Foreign Secretary and served twice as Prime Minster. The books remained in the family and a portion were sold by Alick Fletcher of Guildford in his catalogue 71 (c.1960). A sharp invective against the special attractions which lure men to the Roman church, such as the worship of the Virgin, Indulgences and Pardons, the miraculous powers of relics, and the legends of saints. These are ridiculed, and compared to the enchantments of the Witch of Endor (I Sam. xxviii), who brought up Samuel to speak with Saul. The engraved frontispiece depicts Saul, the Witch, Samuel, and behind him the Pope, represented as a goat with horns. The volume also includes a criticism of Robert Fuller's Missale Romanum Vindicatum (1674).
Thoughts in the Form of Maxims Addressed to Young Ladies

Thoughts in the Form of Maxims Addressed to Young Ladies,

CARLISLE (Isabella Howard, Countess Dowager of). on their First Establishment in the World. First Edition. 8vo. [177 x 114 x 16 mm]. xii, [ii], 68, 67-149, [3] pp. Bound in contemporary speckled calf, smooth spine divided into six panels by a Greek-key and fillets, lettered in the second on a dark label, the others with a vase and small palms, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves and edges. (Headcaps and corners worn, rubbed). With the half-title, leaf of advertisement for Cornell and final leaf of errata. A good clean copy. With the contemporary ink signature of Ann Devenish on the front flyleaf and manuscript corrections on pp. 11, 17, 34, 86, 90, 103 and 131. ESTC locates 18 copies of this first edition, but only four of them in the UK (British Library, City of London Polytechnic, Oxford and Reading). A second edition and a Dublin edition were published in 1790. Isabella Howard (1721-1795) was the daughter of William Byron, 4th Baron Byron, and great-aunt of the poet. In 1743 she married Henry Howard, 4th Earl of Carlisle, of Castle Howard. He died in 1758 and in the following year she married Sir William Musgrave, 6th Baronet. Everything a young lady could need to know about keeping her husband happy. For example: "Do not attempt to destroy his innocent pleasures by pretexts of oeconomy; retrench rather your own expenses to promote them" and "If absolute necessity, or free choice calls him often from home (suppose it to be too often) when he shall re-visit that home, make it so agreeable, as it shall finally acquire the preference".
The Rural Economy of the West of England: Including Devonshire; and Parts of Somersetshire

The Rural Economy of the West of England:

MARSHALL (William) Including Devonshire; and Parts of Somersetshire, Dorsetshire, and Cornwall. Together with Minutes in Practice. Engraved folding frontispiece map. First Edition. Two volumes. 8vo. [215 x 133 x 56 mm]. [1]f, xxxiv, 332 pp; xxiv, 358, [34] pp. Bound in contemporary polished tree calf, smooth spines divided into six panels by six gilt fillets, lettered in the second on a black goatskin label and numbered in the fifth on a small circular red goatskin label, the others with a gilt medallion tool, the edges of the boards hatched in gilt, plain endleaves and edges. (A little rubbed, minor chips to headcaps, offsetting from turn-ins). The map has off-set onto the title in vol.1. A very good copy from the library of Joseph Radcliffe of Milnsbridge, Yorkshire, with his armorial bookplate in both volumes. He has also left a few pencil notes and marks in the text. Joseph Radcliffe (1744-1819) was knighted in 1813, having played a key part in the suppression of the Luddites in the Colne Valley. After his death Milnsbridge was sold and his family moved to Rudding Park near Harrogate. These volumes were sold by R. D. Steedman of Newcastle in 1976. William Marshall (1745-1818) was born in North Yorkshire, the son of a farmer. In the early 1790s he suggested the formation of a Department of Rural Affairs, and a national survey of farming, but both ideas were appropriated by Sir John Sinclair. Later critics tend to find his writings less appealing than those of his rival, Arthur Young, from a purely literary point of view, but superior in many ways with careful observation and practical advice.
The Book of Common Prayer And Administration of the Sacraments

The Book of Common Prayer

PRAYER BOOK And Administration of the Sacraments, And Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, According to the Use of The Church of England: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be sung or said in Churches. 12mo. [171 x 103 x 29 mm]. [374], [122] pp. Bound in contemporary reverse calf, the covers tooled in blind with a dog-tooth and fillet and three rolls, with a long-stemmed flower in each corner. The spine divided into six panels with raised bands, the edges of the boards tooled with a blind roll, marbled endleaves, red edges. (Slightly rubbed and a few trivial scratches). Gaskell. John Baskerville, A Bibliography, 20 and 21. Without the initial blank of the first work. With cancel title-page with "Price Five Shillings, unbound". The Whole Book of Psalms was priced at "One Shilling and Sixpence in Sheets". Both works are printed in Baskerville's smallest type, his Nonpareil. A little light browing or foxing but a fine copy. The reversed calf, or suede, is in unusually good condition. Given the provenance it is likely that the volume was bound in Baskerville's home town of Birmingham. Neat ink ownership inscription of Zaccheus Walker, dated 1769 with price "8/6", on blank facing title. Zaccheus Walker (1736-1808) was the son of the Rev. Robert Walker (1709-1802), known as the "Wonderful Walker" and mentioned by Wordsworth in The Excursion. Zaccheus moved from the Lake District to Birmingham and by 1760 he was working for Matthew Boulton as his chief clerk, keeping accounts from the Soho Warehouse. He married Boulton's sister Mary and their son Zaccheus was born in 1768. Two further generations of Zaccheus Walkers followed, and the contents of the family estate, Fox Hollies Hall, was auctioned in October 1933.
Opera Quae Supersunt

Opera Quae Supersunt, Omnia.

SALLUSTIUS (Caius Crispus). Ex Recensione Gottlieb Cortii. Small 8vo. [164 x 101 x 28 mm]. [2]ff, 349, [3] pp. Bound in contemporary red goatskin, plain covers, the spine divided into six panels with raised bands and gilt compartments, lettered in the second on a black label, the others tooled to a saltire design with a floral tool, dart and scroll, the headcaps tooled with a floral roll, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, plain endleaves, lightly sprinkled edges. (Slightly rubbed and a little darkened in patches, offsetting from turn-ins). Gaskell, The Foulis Press, 213. With the final leaf of "Books printed and sold by Robert and Andrew Foulis". A fine copy in a typical Foulis binding of red goatskin, or "Turkey", with a saltire, or cross, design on the spine. It has long been suspected that the Foulis Press operated its own bindery. G. D. Hobson, English Bookbindings 1490-1940 in the Library of J. R. Abbey (1940), p.110, noted: "Were any of these elaborate bindings executed outside Edinburgh? Glasgow is the only claimant, and as the brothers Robert and Andrew Foulis were the only people at Glasgow who turned out fine books, the question really is whether they also turned out fine bindings". They had five binders in their employment when Robert Foulis died in 1776, and Dr. David Murray in his essay on the two brothers states confidently that several of their books were bound under the supervision of Robert Foulis in "red Turkey gilt", and he goes on to list some examples. Gaskell found the distinctive cross spine pattern on "a surprisingly wide range of Foulis books, and . nowhere else" (though he did not rule out there being another binder who happened to handle a huge number of Foulish volumes). John Morris wrote to me in 1993 confirming his belief that there was indeed a Foulis Press Bindery in Glasgow, producing exactly this sort of work. With the armorial bookplates of Robert Shafto of Benwell on the front pastedown, and his son-in-law, William Adair, on the rear pastedown. Shafto's great-grandfather, also Robert Shafto of Benwell, married Mary Foulis in 1660. He was the first of four generations of Shaftos to serve as High Sheriff of Northumberland. A Catalogue of the valuable library of the late Robert Shafto, Esq, of Benwell was issued in 1778, with the instruction: "To be sold by private contract: for farther particulars apply to Miss Shafto at Benwell Lodge, near Newcastle upon Tyne". Shafto's daughter, Camilla (1756-1827), married William Adair of Newton Hall, and he took possession of the books. With the recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst.
Naval Evolutions: Or

Naval Evolutions: Or, A System of Sea-Discipline;

HOSTE (Paul). Extracted from The Celebrated Treatise of P. L'Hoste, Professor of Mathematics, in the Royal Seminary of Toulon; Confirmed by Experience; Illustrated by Examples from the Most Remarkable Sea-Engagements between England and Holland; Embellised with Eighteen Copper-Plates; And Adapted to the Use of the British Navy. To Which Are Added, An Abstract of the Theory of Ship-Building; An Essay on Naval Discipline, by a Late Experienced Sea-commander; A General Idea of the Armament of the French Navy; with Some Practical Observations; By Christopher O'Bryen, Esq; Lieutenant in His Majesty's Navy. 18 folding engraved plates and woodcut diagrams in the text. First Edition. 4to. [257 x 203 x 18 mm]. viii, 90, [2] pp. Bound in contemporary tree calf (or sheep), the spine divided into six panels with raised bands flanked by gilt fillets, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label, plain endleaves, blue sprinkled edges. (Joints cracked but firm, rubbed with wear to headcaps and corners). With the final text leaf of "Ships lost by the English during the present War" and errata. Some light browning or foxing but a very good copy, especially as it has been taken to sea. It is inscribed in ink on the front pastedown: "Charles Hunt, Ramillies, Spithead, June 6th 1778" and in the same hand on the opposite endleaf: "Ramillies, Royal Oak, Culloden, Foudroyant, Bedford". On the rear free endleaf is an ink drawing of a ship, with pencil inscription "SeaGull Cap. Carter". With the modern bookplate of Napier Stuart, 3rd Baron Alington (1896-1940) of Crichel House in Dorset and onetime lover of Tallulah Bankhead. HMS Ramillies was launched in 1763 and damaged in a storm in 1782 and subsequently burnt; HMS Royal Oak was launched in 1769; HMS Culloden was launched in 1776 and wrecked in 1781 during the American Revolutionary War near Long Island; a second HMS Culloden was launced in 1783 and participated in the Battle of the Nile; HMS Foudroyant was captured from the French in 1758 and broken up in 1787; HMS Bedford was launced in 1775. Translated and edited by Christopher O'Bryen, and dedicated to Edward, Duke of York.This is the first comprehensive book on naval tactics in the English language, the plates demonstrating the different methods of formations that ships should be drawn into when at anchor, in a channel, being pursued, during a storm, in different battle formations and when with or against the wind, as well as the signal flags flown to convey different orders. ESTC locates 16 copies, at the British Library (two), Cambridge, Devon and Exeter Institution, National Library of Scotland, National Maritime Museum, Library of Virginia, McMaster University, New York Public Library, Newberry, Rice University, Society of the Cincinnati, Library of Congress, US Naval Academy Nimitz, Alexander Turnbull Library and University of Sydney. Note the notable absentees.
Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology.

Animal and Vegetable Physiology Considered with Reference to Natural Theology.

ROGET (Peter Mark). Pickering Aldine anchor device on titles, woodcut illustrations in the text. Two volumes. 8vo. [221 x 132 x 76 mm]. xxxvii, [i], 593, [1] pp; vii, [i], 661, [1] pp. Contemporary bindings of brown polished calf, the covers with a border of a triple gilt fillet and blind roll, outer panel of a blind fillet and inner panel of blind fillets and gouges. The spines divided into five panels by raised bands tooled in gilt, lettered in the second and fourth panels on maroon goatskin labels, the others with gilt compartments and arabesque tooling, the edges of the boards and turn-ins tooled with a gilt roll, yellow endleaves, gilt edges. (Very slightly rubbed or scratched). The second edition of the fifth Bridgewater Treatise. A remarkably fine copy, showing almost no sign of use or wear. It is surprising that the binding has not been signed, as it is of high quality. It is probably from Belfast, and Marcus Ward is a possibility. There is a large printed label covering the inside of both front covers, reading: "Presented to Robert Stephenson, Esq. M.D. by his Bretheren of the Belfast Medical Society; with an Address, Expressive of their Grateful Sense of his Invaluable and Laborious Services as Secretary to that Institution, Performed, during a Period of Sixteen Years; and as a Small Testimonial of their High Esteem and Sincere Respect for him as a Physician and a Gentleman. Belfast, 11th June, 1838". There are two blanks at the front of both volumes signed in ink by 32 of his fellow doctors and surgeons. The Belfast Medical Society was founded in 1806 as a medical library, but it ran into trouble about 1814 and ceased to exist in 1818. It was revived by Robert Stephenson in 1822, though with only five members to begin with. Stephenson served as the first Secretary and his retirement in 1838 was marked by a public breakfast in the Temperance Hotel in Waring Street and a presentation of the Bridgewater Treatise, specially bound and containing the autographs of the members (as reported in the Ulster Medical Journal, September 2017). In November 1850 Stephenson was elected the first President, and his address to the Society in the following month was printed by Marcus Ward & Co. and presented to the members.
Paroissien Romain d'après les imprimés françois du XVme Siecle.

Paroissien Romain d’après les imprimés françois du XVme Siecle.

PAROISSIEN Engraved illustrated titles and colophon and each page of text within an historiated and ornamental border. With an added chromolithograph frontispiece dated Dec. 1890. 8vo. [165 x 119 x 37 mm]. 687, [1] pp. Bound by Gruel (signed in gilt on the front doublure and on the spine) in brown goatskin, the covers tooled in gilt with a border of two solid and three dotted fillets, a lobed panel formed of fillets and gouges with fleurons, sprigs and dots, containing scroll-work tools, dots, and four pointillé flowers surrounding a quatrelobe centre. The spine divided into six panels with gilt tooled raised bands, each with a gilt double fillet compartment filled with scrolls, dots and a small quatrelobe centre, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt double fillet, brown goatskin doublures with matching border and panel to the covers and at the centre a joint coat of arms surmounted with a crown in white, red, yellow and green onlays, burgundy silk endleaves, gilt edges, silk marker. The book was designed and printed by the Engelmanns. It was bound by Gruel to celebrate the marriage of Edmond de Sainte-Aldegonde (1866-1904) and Marie-Marthe des Acres de L'Aigle (1868-1941), and displays their joint arms on the doublures. They had a son born in 1892 and a daughter the following year, and she married Prince Stanislas Poniatowski in 1920. The volume is in pristine condition, other than a French dealer's pencil notes (easily erased but providing the above information). Gruel was proud enough to sign the binding twice. The Gruel bindery had its origins in the atelier founded by Isidore Deforges in Paris in 1811. In 1825 Deforges handed over the business to his son-in-law, Pierre-Paul Gruel, who died in 1846. His son Léon had been born in 1840, and eventually took over the bindery, which in the interim was run by his mother and her second husband Jean Engelmann. Léon's son Paul was born in 1846 and for fifty years he presided over the shop in La Rue Saint-Honoré. In 1928 he received La croix de Chevalier de la Legion d'honneur, and he died in 1954.
The Coming Ruler of the Treasuree!

The Coming Ruler of the Treasuree!

GLADSTONE AND DISRAELI 10 colour printed caricatures with accompanying verse printed on one side of a continuous strip [1365 x 89 mm] folded accordion-style in original blue illustrated paper wrappers [146 x 98 mm], the rear with a final caricature and verse. COPAC locates only two copies, at the British Library and National Library of Scotland, and dates them "from internal evidence" to [c.1852], that being the date that Gladstone first served as Chancellor of the Exchequer. Mention in the text of Bulgaria and Scotland appears to refer to the Bulgarian Uprising of 1876 and the Midlothian Campaign of 1878-80. This would lead us to Gladstone's fourth and final term as Chancellor commencing in April 1880. It is attached at the head to: The Pretty Little Coronet and Great Big B! 10 colour printed caricatures with accompanying verse printed on one side of a continuous strip [1375 x 89 mm] folded accordion-style in original peach illustrated paper wrappers [146 x 98 mm], the rear with a final caricature and verse. No place or date [c.1880]. COPAC locates two copies, at Oxford and London School of Economics, which are dated [1878] and [188-?]. Disraeli was created Earl of Beaconsfield in 1876 and Knight of the Garter in 1878, but there are references to the Zulu War battles of Gingilhovo and Ulundi in 1879. There is a short closed tear in the front wrapper of The Pretty Little Coronet but both pieces are in very good condition. The satirist treats the rival politicians in a balanced but not particularly favourable fashion.
Sacred Truths attested; From The Miraculous Onyx-Stone.

Sacred Truths attested; From The Miraculous Onyx-Stone.

COCKERTON (Jonas) - publisher]. Broadside [429 x 319 mm] designed by Joseph Champion, engraved by Edward Anthony Thorowgood with calligraphic lettering in an ornate foliate border, and with three mezzotint illustrations by Richard Houston. With an ink sketch of a head in profile on the verso. A few short marginal tears and creases and a little soiling and spotting. In generally very good unrestored condition, and with the bonus of a competent large sketch of a man in a hat on the back. The only other impressions of this extraordinary broadside we have been able to trace are in the Bodleian and the British Museum, the latter acquired from Christopher Lennox-Boyd in 2010. It is mentioned by Chaloner Smith in reference to Houston, p.702. The three mezzotints illustrate an onyx stone cut for insertion in a sword hilt, of which the colouration is said to give an image of the Ascension and the handing down of the Law of Moses. In the centre it is shown in double size, with front and back views joined together, and this is flanked by two views showing the stone actual size front and back. The descriptive text, in two columns, goes into detail, describing the images and declaring: "In the Stone, the Drawings and Keeping are true and distinct, the Sky, and all the Colour so Full, soft, and Warm, as to exceed the touch of the finest Pencil, and Belief, 'till seen. It being intirely the Work of Nature, is, by good Judges, esteemed the most peculair Gem in the World; not to be equalled for Beauties, Rarity, and Perfection, by any Jewel, in the possession of the greatest Virtuoso; nor in the choicest Cabinet, or Museum on Earth. The Middle Piece exhibits the whole surface, and is for the Important Subjects represented in it, Worthy to be richly Adorned, as an Emblem of Love & Peace, and preserved in the Cabinet, or Regalia of a true Christian Prince. It has been many Years in the Possession of Jonas Cockerton, in the City of London, where the Buyers of the Print, may freely Compare it, with the Original Stone, untill disposed of". There are Biblical references in the margin, a quote from Paradise Lost and an additional note at the foot: "Those that send for the Print will have a Ticket to see the Stone at large" and "now in the possession of Mr. Savery, 54, Cornhill". It appears to have changed hands more than once as the Lennox-Boyd impression is accompanied by a cutting from a newspaper dated in manuscript 1778 advertising the sale of the stone "By Messrs. Langfords, At their House under the Great Piazza, Covent-garden, on Wednesday the 1st of April, at One o'clock", adding that Cockerton "has left particular directions to his Executors for the disposal of it" and that it is "now in the possession of Adey Bellamy, nephew, late partner, and successor to Jonas Cockerton, in the Poultry aforesaid, where tickets (gratis) may be had to see the stone, prints of it with English and French descriptions".
The Pleasures of Memory

The Pleasures of Memory, With Other Poems. A New Edition.

ROGERS (Samuel). 15 engraved vignettes by various engravers after Stothard. 8vo. [190 x 116 x 22 mm]. [4]ff, 187, [1] pp. Bound in near contemporary straight-grained red goatskin, the covers with a border of a thick gilt fillet and a blind palmette roll. The spine divided into six panels by raised bands flanked by a gilt fillet, lettered in the second, the others with a crest (out of a ducal coronet, or, an oak-tree fructed, penetrated transversely in main stem by a frame-saw), the edges of the boards, turn-ins and matching inside joints tooled with a gilt fillet, green silk doublures and endleaves, gilt edges. A few minor spots but a fine copy. There has been a fair amount of debate over the provenance of this volume. It has the armorial bookplate of James MacKenzie Davidson (1856-1919) and three separate pencil notes stating that it came from the library of William Beckford. I bought it from a highly respected dealer who insisted this was not the case, as the crest is not Beckford's. It is not his usual crest, but it is the crest of the Hamiltons, and Beckford's mother was Maria Hamilton, the daughter of the Hon. George Hamilton, and grand-daughter of the 6th Earl of Abercorn. The British Armorial Bindings Database reveals that Beckford used a very similar crest (Stamp 2) on at least nine of his bindings, to which can be added item 166 in Maggs Bros. catalogue 1212 which was bound by Kalthoeber. It had the addition of the motto "Through" and a small shield, but Beckford patronised a number of binders so there may have been more than one version of such a tool. The only other owner identified as sharing the crest is William Hamilton, 11th Duke of Hamilton and 8th Duke of Brandon (1811-1863), who happened to be Beckford's grandson and who inherited his library after his death in 1844. The books were dispersed at the Hamilton Palace sales in 1884, the year that Davidson graduated as a surgeon in Aberdeen.