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The Trial in Ejectment (At Large) Between Campbell Craig, Lessee of James Annesley Esq; And Others, Plaintiff; And the Right Honourable Richard Earl of Anglesey, Defendant: Before the Barons of His Majesty’s Court of Exchequer in Ireland. Begun on Friday, November 11, 1743; And continued by several Adjournments to Friday the 25th of the said Month. Containing The Whole Evidence, as deliver’d by the Witnesses, with all the Speeches, and Arguments of the Judges, and of the Counsel: Corrected and Revised by Themselves. Published by the Permission of the the Right Honourable The Lord Chief Baron Bowes, The Honourable Mr. Baron Mounteney, and the Honourable Mr. Baron Dawson

First Edition. Folio. [359 x 235 x 26 mm]. [2]ff, 99, 104-259 pp. Bound in recent half burgundy calf, marbled paper sides, the spine divided into six panels by raised bands, lettered in the second on a black label, plain endleaves, original red sprinkled edges. Pp. 101-103 were missed in pagination. A sensational case pitting James Annesley against his wicked uncle Richard Earl of Anglesey. To secure the title and family properties Richard seized James off the streets of Dublin in 1727 and shipped him to America where he spent 12 miserable years as an indentured servant in Delaware. Finally making it back to London he took his case to court for what was then the longest trial ever heard in the British Isles. The jury found for James but the affair dragged on until his death in 1760. Richard died a year later and was posthumously found guilty of bigamy and the earldom became extinct. The saga is said to be the inspiration for Robert Louis Stevenson's Kidnapped and Sir Walter Scott's Guy Mannering. Bound with: The Tryal of Mary Blandy, Spinster; For the Murder of the her Father, Francis Blandy, Gent. At the Assizes held at Oxford For the County of Oxford, on Saturday the 29th of February, 1752. Before The Honourable Heneage Legge, Esq; and Sir Sydney Stafford Smythe, Knt. Two of the Barons of his Majesty's Court of Exchequer. Published by Permission of the Judges. First Edition. Folio. [1]f, 46pp. London: printed for John and James Rivington, at the Bible and Crown , in St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1752 Early ink signature of J. Salwey at the head of the title. Mary Blanding was a respectable 32 year old from Henley who was convicted of murdering her father with arsenic, despite her defence that she believed the poison to have been a love potion supplied by her lover. Blandy was hanged outside Oxford Castle for the crime of patricide. Both works are in very good clean condition.
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The Whole Proceedings on the King’s Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery for the City of London

The Whole Proceedings on the King's Commission of the Peace, Oyer and Terminer, and Goal-Delivery for the City of London; and also the Goal-Delivery for the County of Middlesex, Held at Justice-Hall in the Old-Bailey, on Wednesday the 8th, Thursday the 9th, Friday the 10th, Saturday the 11th, and Monday the 13th of December. In the Third Year of His Majesty's Reign. Being the First Session in the Mayoralty of The Right Honourable William Beckford, Esq; Lord-Mayor of the City of London. Number I for the Year 1762. [Number II for the Year 1763; Number III for the Year 1763; Number IV for the Year 1763; Number V for the Year 1763; Number VI for the Year 1763; Number VII for the Year 1763, Number VIII for the Year 1763]. Eight parts bound together. 4to. [238 x 180 x 20 mm]. 8, 13-32; [33]-90; [91]-110; [111]-138; [139]-166; [167]-202; [203]-238; [243]-266, 269-270 pp. Bound in contemporary blue paper covered boards, recently rebacked in calf. (Sides worn). Number I for 1762 lacks pages 9-12, Number VII for 1763 lacks pages 239-242, and Number VIII for 1763 lacks pages 267-8 (the first leaf of the Index). Numbers VI and VIII for 1763 have the name "W, Newbold" written in ink at the foot of the titles and Number VII for 1763 has another undecipherable name of a man who is styled Mr, Sir, Esq and Knt. All eight parts are evenly browned and there are a few spots and minor stains, but nothing offensive. Issued eight times a year, from December to October, this volume contains the whole proceedings for 1762-63 (less the 10 missing pages). ESTC records unspecified runs from 1743 to 1761 at Dublin Honourable Society of King's Inn, Harvard Law Library and New York Public Library. Number I for 1761 is found at Trinity College and Harvard Law; Number VI for 1762, Number VII for 1767, four Numbers for 1769 and all eight Numbers for 1771-72 and 1776-77 are held at the British Library; and there are there are various runs from 1795. None of the eight Numbers found in this volume have been located. Details are recorded for 508 trials, the reports having been taken in short-hand by T. Gurney. For the 48 trials in the eighth session 11 men were sentenced to death, Elizabeth Stockdale was transported for 14 years (for receiving 8 ounces of stolen silk, value 16s), 21 men and three women were transported for seven years (including Levi Lexman for fraudulently obtaining diverse quantities of silk and silver fringe, claiming they were for his ex-master Aaron Lazarus), two were branded (Mary Sarvent for stealing the 8 ounces of silk, and Charles Moss for stealing one silver buckle set with paste) and Ann Hussey was whipt (for stealing 4 yards 3 quarters of black silk ribbon, value 2s).
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The Fate-Spinner

ALMA TADEMA (Laurence) First Edition. 8vo. [230 x 145 x 12 mm]. [4]ff, 79pp. Contemporary binding by Birdsall & Son (signed with an inked pallet) of quarter blue calf, blue cloth sides, smooth spine lettered in gilt, original blue printed front wrapper bound in. (Spine rubbed). A very good clean copy of this rare novel. Library Hub locates four copies, at the British Library, Leeds, National Library of Scotland, Oxford and Trinity College Dublin. World Cat adds Cambridge, Brigham Young, British Columbia, Columbia and Yale. ABEbooks is not even able to offer a yet to be printed copy. It is signed by the author on the original front wrapper, which has Adele Meyer's booklabel on the reverse. Adele Meyer (1855-1930) was born in Belsize Park, the eldest daughter of a merchant Julius Levis. In 1883 she married the banker Carl Ferdinand Meyer, who worked for the Rothschilds and De Beers, was Governor of the National Bank of Eygpt and a board member of Hong Kong and Shanghai Bank. Great supporters of the arts, Adele and her son and daughter were appointed by Sargent in 1896, and they donated £70,000 to the Shakespeare National Memorial Theatre in 1909. Adele preferred to describe herself as "a humble social worker", and amongst her many good deeds she was a benefactor and chair of the St. Pancras School for Mothers, a founder of Queen Mary's Hostel for Women and a leading member of the Anti-Sweating League. Laurence Alma Tadema (1836-1912) settled in London in 1870 and was made a Royal Academician in 1879, establishing himself as one of the great Victorian artists. His decline and fall was followed by a resurgence - his painting The Finding of Moses was initially purchased for £5250 in 1904, and subsequent sales were for £861 in 1935 and £265 in 1942, before failing to sell at auction in 1960. It reappeared at Christie's in 1995 and made £1,750,000 and then again at Sotheby's in 2010 where it fetched $35,922,500. His career as an author has been less well charted, though this was his sixth publication after the novels Love's Martyr and The Wings of Icarus, The Crucifix; Tales, Pelleas and Melisanda and The Sightless, translated from Maeterlinch, and Realms of Unknown Kings; Verses.
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The Comic Muse

The Comic Muse, A Choice Collection of Humourous Tales, Witty Epigrams, Epitaphs, &c. Collected from the writings of the Genuine Sons of Witt and Humour

First Edition. 8vo in 4s. [160 x 95 x 25 mm]. v, [i], 178 pp. Bound in contemporary calf, and covered with a paper wrapper with manuscript paper label. (Front cover partly detached, worn, lacking free endleaves, early ink inscriptions on pastedowns). The volume has been well used and there is some soiling and minor staining throughout. The covers have been held together by an early paper wrapper, which partly conceals inscriptions and jottings on the pastedowns. For an extensive survey of early wrappers I recommend Julia Miller, Meetings by Accident. Selected Historical Bindings (2018), Chapter 3 (pp.208-307), "Wrapped with Care: Overcovers". This is the sole edition and ESTC locates only a single copy, at Oxford. The preface "To The Reader" advises: "To pass the dull evening in pleasure away, / And laugh at the cares of mankind; / Accept of a chearful companion to day, / To mirth and amusement inclin'd; / The conteNts of our volume will amply repay / The Expense that the purchase has cost, / And none but a blockhead will seriously say, / That the time or his money was lost". All but one of the verses are anonymous and include "Mary the Cook to Dick the Farmer, An Epistle", "Robin's Spectacles, A Tale", "A Batchelor's Address, or Proposal to the Maidens", "Whimsical Wealthy's Will", "Reynard out-witted: or, the Lawyer caught in his own Trap", "The Coquette" ("Clarinda proudly trips it o'er the pier, / And thinks herself the fairest of the fair. / The praise of fops and fools has made her vain, / And tuneful nonsense turn's her thoughtless brain."), "The Bath Ghost", "The Disappointed Travellers of Frome", "A Lady to the Rev. Dean Swift" ("Cries Celia to a Reverend Dean, / What Reason can be given, / Since Marriage is a holy Thing, / That there is none in Heaven.") and "A Beautiful young Nymph going to Bed".
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The Trial of Sir Francis Blake Delaval

The Trial of Sir Francis Blake Delaval, Knight of the Bath at the Consistory Court of Doctors Commons, For Committing Adultery with Miss Roach, alias Miss La Roche, alias Miss Le Roche. This Trial was instituted by Lady Isabella Delaval, wife of Sir Francis Blake Delaval, and Daughter of the Earl of Thanet. To which is added, The Trial of George Fitzgerald, Esq. This Trial was Published at the earnest solicitation of man Ladies in the amorous Ton

DELAVAL (Sir Francis Blake) First Edition. 8vo. [218 x 135 x 16 mm]. [2]ff, 68pp. Modern calf, the spine tooled in blind with an older label. Originally priced at One Shilling and Sixpence. At the front is bound an obituary notice and a three page memoir of Sir Francis Blake Delaval (died 1771) the latter taken from The Court Miscellany, and at the rear are four pages on the sudden death from the Town and Country Magazine and two notices, one from the Norwich Mercury. The text is quite heavily foxed and there are a few stains, but nothing offensive. This is the sole edition and rare, with ESTC locating six copies, at Advocates Library, British Library, Dublin Honourable Society of King's Inn, Harvard Law, University of Texas at Austin and Yale. The two trials took place in 1755 and 1753, and the long delay in publishing the accounts is partly explained in the preface, signed "S.B." - "The ladies who have committed matrimonial faux pas, have been so unmercifully handled in a variety of late publications, that I am determined to stand forth their champion: I would not have it understood that I mean to justify their conduct, or that I wish to throw a veil over the fashionable vices of the age. It must however be admitted, that, among all the trials for infidelity, which have hitherto been ushered into the world, care has been taken not to insert a single one that has been instituted against the men;- the ladies only have been exposed. - And why? Because the men have been the editors and publishers! - How illiberal, unjust, and partial are such proceedings!"
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The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesties speciall command. Appointed to be read in Churches.

The Holy Bible Containing the Old Testament and the New. Newly translated out of the Original Tongues and with the former Translations diligently compared and revised by His Majesties speciall command. Appointed to be read in Churches.

Engraved title-page with architectural border. 8vo. [235 x 173 x 70 mm]. Bound c.1850 in blue calf, the covers with a border of a gilt double fillet and a blind triple fillet. The spine divided into six panels with gilt tooled raised bands, lettered in the second, the others with centres and corners, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt broken fillet, marbled endleaves and edges. (Minor scratching or scuffing to covers). Wing B2333. Darlow & Moule / Herbert 780. The date has been amended from 1682 to 1683. The New Testament was printed in Cambridge by John Hayes in 1680 and is entered separately as Wing B2684. The engraved title for the Holy Bible is bound directly before: 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: Together with the Psalter or Psalms of David, Pointed as they are to be Sung or Said in Churches. Cambridge: printed by John Hayes, Printer to the University, 1679. Wing B3656. At the end is bound: The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre, by Thomas Sternhold, John Hopkins, and others, conferred with the Hebrew: Set forth and allowed to be sung in all Churches, of all the people together, before and after morning and evening Prayer, and also before and after Sermons; and moreover in private houses, for their godly solace and comfort, laying apart all ungodly songs and ballads, which tend onely to the nourishing of vice, and corrupting of youth. [Cambridge?] printed by John Heyes, Printer to the University of Cambridge, 1679. Wing B2534. Occasional minor browning, and with brief early ink notes and codes throughout the Bible, trimmed at the outer margins. At the front there are 19 pages of closely written manuscript entries for the Lillington, Cooper and West families. The early entries were transcribed in 1857 and begin with Samuel Lillington, the fourth son of Richard and Honour Lillington who was born at Turners Piddle in the County of Dorset on the first of December 1686. Mary Lillington married John Cooper in 1737 and Elizabeth Cooper married Charles West in 1762. The last entry is for Peter Edward Francis Archibald West, born 17th August 1914, the son of Archibald Thornton West and Dorothy Margaret (nee Keyser) and grandson of William West, Director of Great Western Railway.
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The Three Trials of William Hone

The Three Trials of William Hone, for Publishing Three Parodies; viz. The Late John Wilkes’s Catechism, The Political Litany, and The Sinecurist’s Creed; on Three Ex-Officio Informations, at Guildhall, London, during Three Successive Days, December 18, 19, & 20, 1817; Before Three Special Juries, and Mr. Justice Abbott, on the first Day, and Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough, on the Last Two Days

8vo. [235 x 145 x 14 mm]. iv, 48, 45, [3], 44, 28 pp. Bound in contemporary blue paper covered boards, rebacked in calf, uncut edges. In a new quarter calf drop-over box, marbled paper sides, lined with felt. The general title has "Price - with the proceeding of the Public Meeting - Four Shillings in Boards". The three trials and "The Proceedings at the Public Meeting" each have a separate title-page, distinguishing them as the fifteenth, thirteenth, eighth and third editions. There is some soiling but it is a decent copy, uncut and in the boards. There are two ink inscriptions "J. Newman, Alton" and "Robert Busby, Alnwick". A subsequent owner has identified the first as John Henry Newman (1801-1890), the theologian and cardinal, and duly had the volume repaired and housed in a fine box. The signature does resemble that of JHM but he usually included the H. It seems more likely that it belonged to his father, also John. The son of a London grocer he became a banker, but when the bank closed in 1816 he moved to Alton in Hampshire to manage a brewery, and died in 1824. JHN entered Trinity College, Oxford in 1817, and despite gaining a fourth he returned to the University in 1822 as a fellow of Oriel.
Plutarch's Morals: Translated from the Greek by Several Hands. The Third Edition Corrected and Amended

Plutarch’s Morals: Translated from the Greek by Several Hands. The Third Edition Corrected and Amended

Engraved frontispiece in each volume. Five volumes. 8vo. [185 x 112 x 165 mm]. [11]ff, 544pp; [7]ff, 527pp; [3]ff, 551pp; [3]ff, 552pp; [3]ff, 552pp. Bound in contemporary sprinkled calf, the covers with a blind fillet border and a blind floral roll running parallel to the spine. The spines divided into five panels with raised bands, numbered in gilt in the second, the edges of the boards tooled with a gilt roll, plain endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (Short cracks in joints and a little rubbed). Vols 1 (Wing P.2643) and 2 (P.2646) are designated as the third edition, and vols 3 (P.2649), 4 (P.2651) and 5 (P.2653) as the second edition. The volumes were issued separately as well as together, and complete sets are rare. They were first published in 1684, and again in 1690, 1694, 1704 and 1718. Very good clean copies of all five volumes, with each title inscribed in ink "No.19 / Cost 50 Stuivers / Tho. Agnew". The Stuiver is a Dutch currency, posing the question of where these volumes had been before. The bindings appear to be English. The Epistles Dedicatory are signed by M. Morgan (vol.1), George Tullie (2), Charles Barcroft (3), Robert Midgley (4) and Sam White (5). The translators are listed as Dr. Ford, Dr. Dillingham, Mr. Hoy, Mr. Patrick, Mr. Pulleyn, Mr. Phillips, Mr. Morgan, Mr. Baxter, Mr. Hinton, Dr. Poole, Mr. Hartcliffe, Dr. Chauncey, Mr. Creech, W.G., Roger Davies A.M., Simon Ford D.D., Mr P. Lancaser, Mr. Tullie, Mr. Chetwood, Mr. Wheeler, Mr. Tod, Mr. Thomson, Mr. Dowel, Charles Hances Esq, Robert Midgley, Mr. Richard Brown, Mr. John Oswald, Sir A.J., Mr. John Kersey, Mr. A.G., Samuel White M.D., Mr. E. Smith, Mr. R. Kippax, Charles Barcroft, F. Fetherstone D.D., R. Smith M.A. and R. White M.A. A bookseller has written a pencil note in vol.1: "John Dryden's translation complete in 5 vols. £2/15s". John Dryden was the translator of Plutarch's Lives, published in 1683.
The History of Sir Charles Grandison. In a Series of Letters. By Samuel Richardson

The History of Sir Charles Grandison. In a Series of Letters. By Samuel Richardson, Author of Pamela and Clarissa. In Seven Volumes. The Sixth Edition.

Seven volumes. 12mo. [175 x 105 x 168 mm]. vi, [ii], 330 pp; [1]f, 372pp; [1]f, 360, 365-388, 385-396 pp; [1]f, 316pp; [1]f, 294pp; [1]f, 384, 369-372 pp; [1]f, 324pp. Bound in contemporary marbled sheep, smooth spines divided into six panels by gilt pallets, lettered in the second on red goatskin labels, numbered directly in the fourth, the others with a small centre tool, the edges of the boards hatched in blind, plain endleaves and edges. (Worn, cracking to joints and front joint of vol.6 split but holding). A few minor spots and marks but a good clean and complete copy. There are two early ink signatures, in the same hand, on the front endleaf of vol.1. One is clearly Constantia Rawdon, the other is Charlotte McTaid (?). Constantia may be Lady Charlotte Adelaide Constantia Rawdon (1769-1834), daughter of John Rawdon, 1st Earl of Moira and his third wife Elizabeth Hastings, 16th Baroness Botreaux. In 1800 her hand was sought in marriage by one of the Boubon's cadet princes, Antoine Philippe d'Orléans, Duc de Montpensier, but he was refused authorisation by Louis, Count of Provence (the future King Louis XVIII). Instead, in 1814, she married Hamilton Fitzgerald. This is the first authorized Dublin edition, following pirated Dublin editions of 1753 and 1765. The edition statement ("sixth") is misleading as the first London edition was 1753, the second dated 1754 (but actually 1753), the third 1754, the fourth 1756 (and again 1762), the fifth 1766, the sixth 1770, and the seventh 1776. ESTC locates ten copies of this 1780 Dublin edition, at the British Library, Cambridge, Dublin City Libraries, University of Ulster, Oxford, State Library of Ohio, W.A. Clark Memorial Library, University of Chicago, University of Minnesota and Yale.
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The Elements of Agriculture. By M. Duhamel du Monceau. Of the Royal Academy of Sciences in France, and Fellow of the Royal Society in London, &c. &c. &c. Translated from the original French, and Revised by Philip Miller, F.R.S. Gardener to the Worshipful Company of Apothecaries at Chelsea, and Member of the Botanick Academy at Florence

14 folding engraved plates. First Dublin Edition. Two volumes. 8vo. [206 x 128 x 52 mm]. xix, [i], 291 pp; vii, [i], 224 pp. Contemporary Irish bindings of speckled and polished calf, the spines divided into six panels with raised bands, lettered in the second on red goatskin labels, plain endleaves, red sprinkled edges. (Lower joint of vol.1 slightly cracked but firm, two small patches of insect activity). A few minor spots but a very good copy. With the ink signature of Philpot Wolfe at the head of both titles and the armorial bookplate of Wolfe de Forenaughts. With the modern bookplate of Frank Harwood. Philpot Wolfe (1726-1775) was the son of John Wolfe and Mary Philpot of Forenaghts, Naas, Co. Kildare. He married Mary Burgh in 1753 and served as High Sheriff in 1756, Captain of the Kildare Militia and J.P. First published in Paris in 1762, Philip Miller's translation appeared in London in 1764 and this is the sole Dublin edition. ESTC locates ten copies, at the British Library, Cambridge, National Library of Ireland, Senate House, two at the National Trust, American Philosophical Society, Harvard, Winterthur and New York Historical Society. It is reassuring to read from Miller's Advertisement that "the translation is well executed, the true meaning of the Author is preserved through the whole work, which is neither augmented nor abridged".
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The Fool of Quality; or, the History of Henry Earl of Moreland. In Four Volumes

Second Edition of vols.1 and 2, First Edition of vols. 3-5. 12mo. [175 x 103 x 113 mm]. 300pp; 298pp; 296pp; 306, [2] pp; 300pp. Five volumes. Uniformly bound in contemporary calf, the covers with a gilt double fillet border, the spines divided into six panels with raised bands flanked by a gilt fillet, lettered in the second on a red goatskin label and numbered directly in the third, plain endleaves, lightly sprinkled edges. (Upper headcap on vol.1 broken, rubbed, with a few small patches of insect activity). With the Advertisement leaf at the end of vol.IV explaining that there would be a fifth volume. A few spots and signs of having been read but a very good copy. With early pencil shelf-marks "3.26.23[-27]". "Brooke's main literary fame came to rest on a novel which he started late in life, The Fool of Quality (5 vols, 1766-1770). Like Goldsmith's The Vicar of Wakefield (1766) or Henry Mackenzie's The Man of Feeling (1771), the novel exemplifies a genre which flourished at the time, linked both to Rousseau's Nouvelle Heloise and to Goethe's Werther, but also firmly rooted in the British traditions of Francis Hutchinson's benevolent moral philosophy, the patriotic cult of virtue, and the popular genre of the sentimental comedy. [.] Brooke's novel maintained some posthumous fame as a sentimental variation of the Pilgrim's Progress, John Wesley edited a shortened version under the title Henry, Earl of Moreland (1781), long a classic among Methodists; a full re-edition of The Fool of Quality was brought out in 1859 by Charles Kingsley. [.] While The Fool of Quality is now seen at best as a curious example of English sentimentalism, Henry Brooke's continuing interest nowadays is mainly based on his manifold connections with the moral and political life of his times. A representative of the tightly-knit Anglo-Irish class of the mid-eighteenth century and a man of letters trying his hand at various literary genres, he had a sentimentalism which could lead to a positive appreciation of Gaelic folk life and antiquity and to a libertarian defence of patriot principles, while remaining true to a staunchly protestant outlook never wholly free from anti-Catholic reservations. The result of this may seem hybrid and contradictory nowadays, but is probably exemplary of whiggish protestant opinion in a period of tension and transition" - ODNB.