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1 A Letter to a Person of Quality, Occasion'd by the News of the ensuing Parliament.
n.p. [London]: n.p., n.d. [1688]. 
Quarto. 8pp. Caption title. Disbound. Wing S133. 
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2 A very lively portraytvre of the most reverend arch-bishops, the right reverend bs. of the Church of England: set forth in XX irrefragable positions, concerning their authority, power, and practise, as they onely are our diocesan lord bishops, ...
[London]: Printed in the Yeare [by Elizabeth Purslowe?], 1640. 
Quarto. [ii], 60, [ii]pp. A4-H4. Head-piece and initial. The last leaf verso contains "Twenty irrefragable positions," here placed before the title-page. Marbled-paper covered boards. 
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3 An historical dictionary of England and Wales. In three parts.
London: printed for Abel Roper at the Mitre in Fleet-street near Temple-Bar, 1692. 
Duodecimo. [292]pp. A6-I6, Aa6-Mm6, Aaa6-Ccc6, Ddd2. First leaf is blank. With final advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf. With a folding map. Wing H2103A; ESTC R7803 
Price: 5400.00 USD
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4 Anni Caelestis Dies Mariani cum Devotis Aspirationibus ad B.V. e Propriis Cujus Vis Diei Gestis in Anni Dies Singulos Distributis.
Monachii: Typis Lucæ Straubii, 1692. 
Duodecimo. [ii], 79pp. A12-C12, D6 [- A1 frontispiece]. Nineteenth-century half calf, repaired. All edges marbled yellow. Lacks frontispiece. VD17 12:102219D. Bound with: Andries, Josse. Perpetua Crux sive Passio Jesu . and Schmidt, Maximillian. Hyperdulia Mariana . 
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5 Articles concerning the surrender of Newark to the Commissioners of both kingdoms: and sent from Colonel General Poyntz to the Honorable William Lenthal Esq; Speaker of the Honorable House of Commons, by Lieutenant Colonel Carleton, his adjutant general.
London: Printed for Edw. Husband, printer to the Honorable House of Commons, May 11. 1646. 
Quarto. 7. [i]pp. A4. Drab boards. Wing (2nd ed., 1994) A3814; Thomason E.337[10]. 
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Bibliotheca Regia, or, The Royal Library, containing a collection of such of the papers of His late Maiesty King Charles, the second monarch of Great Britain, as have escaped the wrack and ruines of these times., Not extent in the Reliquiae Carolinae,...
6 Bibliotheca Regia, or, The Royal Library, containing a collection of such of the papers of His late Maiesty King Charles, the second monarch of Great Britain, as have escaped the wrack and ruines of these times., Not extent in the Reliquiae Carolinae,...
London: Printed for Henry Seile, at the Black Boy in Fleet-street, over against St. Dunstans Church. 1659. 
Octavo. [54], 380, [2], 205-600, [ii] pages. Engraved title, with explications on the verso. Typographical title-pages to Parts I and II. In contemporary calf, repaired. Illustrated with a portrait frontispiece and engraved title. 
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7 Biblos tes demosias euches kai teleseos mysterion kai ton allon thesmon kai teleton tes ekklesias kata to ethos tes Anglikanes Ekklesias pros [de] toutois typos k[a]i tropos tes katastaeos xeirotinias kai kathieroseos episcopon presbyteron k[a]i Diakonon.
En te Kantabrigia : exetypothe par' Ioannou Phieldou, tou tes Akademias typographou, [John Field], 1665. 
Duodecimo. [xxxvi], 126, [ii]pp. a-c6, A-K6, L4 [L4 blank]. Final leaf blank. Initials and head-pieces. Title within ornamental rule-border. Text in double columns. In this copy the words "kai ton allon" on title-page are in upper case. Contemporary calf, repaired. Wing B3632 (2nd edition); Bowes, R. Catalogue of books printed at Cambridge, 122. Two different settings exist with the same title-page and pagination but with the text reset. In this setting, there are no colons in the head-piece on p. [3]. Bound with: Psalterion tou Dabid (Cambridge : J. Field, 1664), as issued. Apparently, the words 'kai ton allon' on title-page can be in upper case, lower case, or in upper- and lower case. 
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8 Constitutions and Canons Ecclesiasticall; treated upon by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Presidents of the Convocations for the respective Provinces of Canterbury and York.Marbled-paper covered boards. STC 17769.
London: Printed by Robert Barker, printer to the Kings most Excellent Majestie: and by the assignes of John Bill, 1640. 
Quarto. [iv],10, [42]pp. A4-G4. First edition. ESTC delineate two settings of quires B and C: in this copy B1v, line 1 reads 'fidelity' and C1v catchword reads 'And.' Decorated headpieces and initials. Marbled-paper covered boards. ESTC R212834. 
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9 Delle rime piaceuoli del Berni, Casa, Mauro, Varchi, Dolce, et d'altri auttori; li quali sopra varij soggetti capricciosi hanno mostrato la bellezza de gl'ingegni loro. Parte prima.
In Venetia: appresso Francesco Baba, 1627. 
Duodecimo. I: [xii], 180ff.; II: [xii], 192ff. Parts one and two. Each volume is complete in itself. Two other parts were published the same year, but each volume is complete in itself, as each part has the poetry of different authors. Nineteenth-century half vellum over marbled boards. British Library, Catalogue of seventeenth century Italian books, v. 1 p. 100; S. & P.H. Michel, Repertoire des ouvrages imprimes en langue italienne au XVIIe siecle, Firenze, Olschki, 1970-79, v. 2 p. 109. All seventeenth-century editions except this one were in three parts. Since the text, the pagination, and the format is the same, the current and the dfollowing item would provide a complete edition. 
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10 Delle Rime Piacevoli del Borgogna, Ruscelli, Sansovino, Doni, Lasca, Remigio, Anguillara, Sansedonio, e d'altri viuac'ingegni, mentre hanno scritto sue inuentioni, capricci, fantasie, e ghiribizzi, non meno festevole, che leggiadramente.
In Vicenza: Appresso Francesco Grossi, 1610. 
Duodecimo. [12], 204 leaves. Part three. Each volume is complete in itself. Nineteenth-century half brown morocco over cloth boards. 
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11 Istoria della Vita, Crudelta, e Morte di Nerone Imperatore con la Morte de' Santi Pietro, e Paolo.
In Roma ed in Genova: Per il Franchelli. Con Licenza de' Superiori, n.d. [late seventeenth century]. 
Duodecimo. 6ff. [A6]. Modern wrappers. With a woodcut of Saint Peter and Saint Paul on the title-page. 
Price: 1900.00 USD
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12 Kort begrip van 't leven en daaden, val alle de Engelsche koningen, waar in mede dat van Jacobus de Tweede, tegenwoordig regeerende, met eenige bysondere en gewightbaare aanmerking op sijn daaden. Uyt 't Engels vertaalt.
Tot Vrystad: in de Koning-Straat, [1688]. 
Octavo. 8pp. Modern wrappers. 
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13 L'Anchre de la Paix. Svr le retovr de Messieurs les Princes Ducs de Vendosme, de Neuers & de Mayence. Discours au Roy compose par vn ieune Escolier, pratiquant l'Art de l'Autheur de l'abrege des longues estudes.
A Paris: Chez Iean Corrozet, au Palais, au pied des degrez de la saincte Chappelle, 1617. 
Octavo. 16pp. Marbled boards over cloth. No copies in the US. 
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14 Les Princes Rivaux.
A Paris: Au Palais, chez Claude Barbin, 1698. 
Octavo. [2]ff., 236 pages. A8, B4, C8, D4, E8, F4, G8, H4, I8, K4, L8, M4, N8, O4, P8, Q4, R8, S4, T8, V2. First edition. In a contemporary calf binding, spine gilt. Worn. Several pages stained at the top. Margins of last few leaves wormed, not affecting text in any way. 
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15 Psalterion tou Dabid: Kata tous Hebdomekonta; eis ta tmemata, ta en te tes Anglikanes Ekklesias leitourgia nomizomena, dieremenon.
En Kantabrigia: Etypothe par' Ioannou tou Phieldou, tou tes Akademias Typothetou, etei apo tes Theogonias 1664. 
Duodecimo. [ii], 115, [iii], 117-171, [i]pp. A6-O6, P4. Two pages blank after p. [116]. Title device with motto "Hinc lucem et pocula sacra". Title within double rule-border. Text in double columns. Printer's device on title-page and p. [116]. Contemporary calf, repaired. Wing B2720A (2nd edition); Bowes, R. Catalogue of books printed at Cambridge, 122(b). Bound with: Biblos tes demosias euches (Cambridge: J. Field, 1665), as issued. 
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16 Reasons for a Generall Assemblie.
Edinburgh]: Printed [by G. Anderson], in the year of God, 1638. 
Quarto. [12]pp. Title vignette with date: June 29, 1638. In this edition, A2r line 4 of text has: nation. Disbound. With the bookplate of Sir William Baird of Newbaith, Barrister. 
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17 Some particular matter of fact relating to the administration of affairs in Scotland under the Duke of Lauderdale. Humbly offered to your Majesties consideration, in obedience to your royal commands.
n.p. [London]: n.p., n.d. [1679]. 
Folio. 4pp. Caption title. This edition has "matter" and "your Majesties" in title. Disbound. 
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18 The Great Bastard, Protector of the Little One. Done out of French. And for which a Proclamation, with a Reward of 5000 Lewedores, to Discover the Author, was Publish’d.
[London]: printed at Cologne, 1689. 
Quarto. [iv], 28pp. With the half-title. Disbound. 
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19 To the most Reverend Fathers in God, William Lord Archbishop of Canterbury, Primate of all England and Metropolitan, and John Lord Archbishop of York Primate of England and Metropolitan.
[London: printed by Charles Bill, Henry Hills and Thomas Newcomb, printers to the Kings most excellent Majesty, 1685 [i.e. 1686]]. 
Octavo. 14, [ii]pp. Caption title. Imprint from colophon. The first leaf bears royal arms on verso; the last leaf is blank. Quire B contains "Directions concerning preachers," formerly identified as Wing J235 ("Orders concerning preachers"). It is in two settings: p. 14 begins (1) "such days" or (2) "use any." In this copy, it starts with 'such days.' Disbound. Identified as Wing D1529A on UMI microfilm set "Early English books, 1641-1700", reel 1548; Wing (CD-ROM, 1996), J389; ESTC R33451. 
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20 Traicté dv divorce par l'advltère, sçauoir, s'il est permis à l'homme ou à la femme en ce cas de se remarier.
A Paris: chez Nicolas Rousset, Libraire en la grand salle du Palais, du costé de la Cour des Aydes,1629. 
Octavo. 79, [i]pp. A4-K4. First edition. Blue paper wrappers. I have been able to trace only one copy of this 1629 edition; the one in the Bibliotheque Municipale de Lyon. There seem to be less than six copies of the 1655 edition, and none of them are in the US. 
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