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41 The bouquet, a selection of poems from the most celebrated authors, with some originals.
London: printed by E. Hodson, Bell-Yard, Temple-Bar; for J. Deighton, Holborn; Debrett, Piccadilly; Richardson, Royal Exchange, 1792. 
Duodecimo. Two volumes. I: xii, 10-200pp.; II: xvi, 9-192pp. With a list of subscribers in volume II. Lacks half-titles. Contemporary mottled calf; upper cover missing. ESTC T124910. 
Price: 150.00 USD
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The Chinese Traveller containing a Geographical, Commerical and Political History of China.
42 The Chinese Traveller containing a Geographical, Commerical and Political History of China.
London: Printed for E. and C. Dilly, 1775. 
Duodecimo. Two volumes. I: vii, 267pp.; II: iii, [300]pp. I: a4, A12-L12, M2; II: []2 A12-M12, N6. Second edition. Modern light blue half goatskin. Spine slightly darkened. With 6 plates & map. Map mounted, due to slight damage to gutter & foreedge. Frontispiece of Confucius & folding plate of Vegetation & Chinese language list in vol I. Folding map of China, Silk Manufacture scenes & Catching Water Fowl plates in vol II. 
Price: 2900.00 USD
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43 The column, called the monument, described, erected to perpetuate the dreadful fire of London in the year 1666; of the rebuilding the city, under the inspection of that great architect Sir Christopher Wren, Knt. Together with the building, dimensions, inscriptions, and all that is necessary to be known of this famous pillar; to which is added, some account of the devastation of that fire and the loss computed.
London: printed by J. Bryan, Grocers’ Hall Court, Poultry; for Charles Chapman, Keeper of the Monument, [1800?]. 
Octavo. 22pp. Disbound. With a frontispiece. 
Price: 900.00 USD
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44 The lover's cabinet: a collection of poems: containing, I. The fair Circassian. A dramatic performance. By a gentleman of Oxford. II. The midsummer wish. By the same. ...
Dublin: printed for L. Flin, at the Bible in Castle-street, near Silver-Court, 1756. 
Duodecimo. 76, 220pp. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC T504924. ESTC records four copies: two in the UK - Oxford and Cambridge; and two in the US - Harvard and Yale. 
Price: 350.00 USD
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45 The loves of Mirtil Son of Adonis a pastoral.
London: n.p., 1770. 
Octavo. [ii], iv, [iv], 139, [i]pp. Title-page engraved. Contemporary calf, repaired. With six plates by Gravelot. ESTC T118871. 
Price: 300.00 USD
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46 The Naturalist's Pocket Magazine; or, Compleat Cabinet of Nature.
London: printed for Harrison, Cluse, and Co. no 78, Fleet Street, 1798-1800. 
Duodecimo. Eight volumes. Lacks volume VIII. Volumes have contents list with names of plates for the entire volume. Individual issues lack chronological designation. Volume title-pages lack chronological designation. First twenty numbers lack collected issue title-page. Mixed set. Contemporary calf, repaired. One volume in a different binding. Colored plates. NCBEL, II:1312; Ward, W.S. Index of serials, p. 110; ESTC P6705. Lacks a few plates, but with a number of duplicate plates. 
Price: 11000.00 USD
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The playhouse pocket-companion, or Theatrical vade-mecum: ...
47 The playhouse pocket-companion, or Theatrical vade-mecum: ...
London: Printed and sold by Messrs. Richardson and Urquhart, under the Royal Exchange; J. Wenman, no. 144, Fleet Street; and J. Southern, in St. James's Street, 1779. 
Octavo. [ 5],14-179,[1]pp. [A]2, B6-P6. Bookseller's advertisement on leaf [A]2v. The text appears to be continuous. Contemporary calf, repaired. ESTC t058085. 
Price: 1900.00 USD
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48 The sportsman's dictionary: or, The country gentleman's companion, in all rural recreations : with full and particular instructions for hawking, ... Extracted from the most celebrated English and French authors, ancient and modern: with large Improvements
London: Printed For C. Hitch, At The Red Lion, And C. Davis, Both In Pater-Noster-Row; And S. Austen, At The Angel And Bible In St. Paul's Church-Yard, 1735. 
Octavo. Two volumes. I: []4, B8-Z8, Aa8-Bb8; II: []2, Cc8-Zz8, Aaa8. First edition. No pagination. Contemporary calf, worn. With music and 25 plates, some folding. 
Price: 800.00 USD
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49 The Whole Book of Psalms, Collected into English Metre.
London: Printed by C. and J. Ackers, for the Company of Stationers, 1753. 
Octavo. No pagination. All pages ruled in red. Contemporary red morocco, repaired. Not in ESTC. Bound with: 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. Oxford: Printed by Thomas Baskett, Printer to the University, 1753. 
Price: 2700.00 USD
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50 The Whole Book of Psalms.
London: Printed by T.H., for the Company of Stationers, 1701. 
Octavo. 106, [viii]pp. Ruled in red. Contemporary calf, with acorn tool in blind. Not in ESTC. Bound with: The book of common prayer and administration of the sacraments, ... Cambridge: Printed by John Hayes, printer to the University, 1701. 
Price: 2700.00 USD
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51 The world as it goes: exemplified in the characters of nations, states, princes, peers, judges, counsellors, senators, gamblers, poets, players, pimps, and parasites.
London: Printed for J. Fielding, 1781. 
Quarto. 48pp. Later cloth with a leather label. With a frontispiece. ESTC T52812. Title-page and last leaf damaged and silked. 
Price: 600.00 USD
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52 Windsor, and its environs. Containing the curiosities of the town and palace, the Royal chapel of St. George, and the seats in the neigbourhood of Windsor. With a particular account of the ceremonies of the installation of the Knights of the Garter.
London: printed for Newbery and Carnan, at No. 65, the North Side of St. Paul's Church-Yard; and J. Blakeney, in Windsor, 1768. 
Duodecimo. [iv], 94, [ii]pp. First edition. With final leaf of addenda and errata. Below imprint in square brackets: price One Shilling. Nineteenth-century red morocco over marbled boards. With two frontispieces. ESTC T65422; Roscoe, A631 (1). With the armorial bookplate of Sir Archibald Grant of Monymusk, Second Baronet, as well as his signature and acquisition date, August 1771, on title-page. ESTC records copies at the British Library, the National Library of Scotland, the Bodleian, Harvard, McMaster, and Northwestern (the on-line catalogue does not record it). 
Price: 3500.00 USD
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53 A BOOK NOT IN ESTC BOUND WITH AN EARLY ALMANAC. A summary of the life of St. Werburgh: with an historical account of the images upon her shrine, (now the episcopal throne) in the choir of Chester: collected from ancient chronicles.
Chester: Printed by J. Fletcher; and sold only by J. Poole, Bookseller, in Chester, [1791]. 
Duodecimo. 24pp. A4, B8. Later half sheep over marbled boards, repaired. Not in ESTC. ESTC T77377, 'A concise history of the county and city of Chester, from the most authentic and respectable authors: .; also the life of St. Werburgh,' also printed by J. Fletcher, for J. Poole, in 1791, has the history of Chester in the first 116pp., and is followed by 24pp. which contain the life of St. Werburgh. My copy differs markedly from the ESTC copy and is very likely a stand-alone edition (my copy has printer's information on the title-page; the ESTC copy doesn't). Bound with: Calendarium Catholicum, or, An Almanack for the year of our Lord, 1689: being the first after bissextile, or leap-year: with an exposition of all the principal holy-days, fasts and feasts of the year: also useful chronology of things since the Reformation: together with a catalogue of the lords, knights and gentlemen (of the Catholic religion) that were slain in the late war in defence of their king and country. London: printed by Henry Hills, printer to the King's most excellent majesty, for His houshold and chappel; and are to be sold at his printing-house on the dich-side in Black-Fryers, 1689. Duodecimo. 48pp. A6-B6, C12. Title-page and text in red-and-black. With tables. Illustrated. Wing A1386A; ESTC R30568. 
Price: 3900.00 USD
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54 Aboab, Yitzhak. Menorat Ha'Maor.
Sulzbach: Under Licence of the Palatine Elector, 1789. 
Folio. Title-page within an architectural border. In a contemporary calf binding, very worn. Leather abraded. Catalogue of the Hebrew Books in the Library of the British Museum, p. 381 (1767 Fürth). With a letter from a previous owner to A.S.W. Rosenbach tipped in. 
Price: 2500.00 USD
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55 Albani, Angelo. Innamoramento di due fedelissimi amanti Paris, e Vienna. Composto in ottava rima da A.A. Orvietano detto il Pastor Poeta diviso in otto Canti, con suo i Argomenti. Rime belle, dilettevoli, oneste e piacevoli.
In Lucca: per Francesco Marescandoli a Pozzotorelli, n.d. [18th century]. 
Duodecimo. 192 pages. A12-H12. Contemporary vellum. Illustrated with small crude woodcuts. 
Price: 200.00 USD
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56 Anderson, James. Royal genealogies: or, the genealogical tables of emperors, kings and princes, from Adam to these times; in two Parts...
London: printed for the author by James Bettenham: and sold by E. Symon and J. Clarke; R. Ford; A. Bettesworth and C. Hitch, J. Osborn and T. Longman; R. Gosling; A. Millar, and N. Prevost; T. Green; J. Jackson; and J. Stagg, 1732. 
Large folio. [18],812,[18]pp. First edition. Title-page in red-and-black. With a list of subscribers and nine final index and addenda leaves. Cambridge panel-style calf binding, repaired. ESTC T133816. 
Price: 1300.00 USD
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57 Andrieux, François-Guillaume-Jean-Stanislas. Les étourdis; ou, Le mort supposé, comédie en trois actes, en vers.
Paris: Chez Bailly, libraire, rue Saint-Honoré, vis-à-vis la Barriere des Sergens, 1788. 
Octavo. 48pp. A4-F4. Disbound. First edition. 
Price: 75.00 USD
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58 Angus, William. The seats of the nobility and gentry, in Great Britain and Wales in a collection of select views, engraved by W. Angus. From pictures and drawings by the most eminent artists. With descriptions of each view.
[London]: Published by W. Angus, Gwynne's Buildings, Islington, Feby 1, 1787[-97]. 
Oblong quarto. [100]pp. Half-title: 'Angus's Select views of seats. Vol. I'. Half-title missing in this copy. Title-page engraved. Issued in parts; plates dated to 1797. With 48 plates. Many of the pages are just leaves. A few printed on the verso. Contemporary boards. Spine worn. This is the true first edition, since the 'Contents' page lists only 48 plates; the reprint of 1815 lists all 63. ESTC T145837. 
Price: 1500.00 USD
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59 Anquetil-Du Perron, Abraham Hyacinthe. Zend-Avesta, ouvrage de Zoroaste: contenant les idées théologiques, physiques & morales de ce législateur, ...
A Paris: chez N.M. Tilliard, libraire, Quai des Augustins, à S. Benoit, 1771. 
Quarto. Two parts in three volumes. Ia: 542pp.; Ib: cxx, 432pp.; II: 810pp. Ia: []2, a4-z4, aa4-zz4, aaa4-yyy4 (yyy4 blank); Ib: []2, a4-p4, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Hhh4; II: []1, A4-Z4, Aa4-Zz4, Aaa4-Zzz4, Aaaa4-Zzzz4, Aaaaa4-Iiiii4, Kkkkk4 (- Kkkkk4 blank). With the half-titles. Woodcut title vignettes, initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked at an earlier date. With the arms of John Stuart, 3rd Earl of Bute, the first Scottish-born Prime Minister of the United Kingdom. With 13 plates; 4 in part Ia, 1 in part Ib, and 8 in part II. 6 plates [1 folding], 1 folding plan, and 6 folding facsimiles. Brunet V. 1540; Caillet 313. A very good copy. 
Price: 5100.00 USD
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An Account of the most Remarkable Places and Curiosities in Spain and Portugal., Ap Rhys, Udal.
60 Ap Rhys, Udal. An Account of the most Remarkable Places and Curiosities in Spain and Portugal.
London: Printed for J. Osborne, et. al., 1749. 
Octavo. iv, [ii], 332pp. []4 ([]1 blank), B8-X8, Y6 (Y6 blank). Pp. 267-328 contain "a catalogue of the cities, towns, villages, &c. ... throughout Spain and Portugal. With a divisional title-page. Contemporary calf, rehinged. Cox I, p. 131. 
Price: 2900.00 USD
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