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    • JOHN WRIGHT, 1646
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Title within decorative woodcut border, woodcut initial and headpiece. Disbound; gatherings held with string; uncut, small tear to bottom margin of final 2 leaves without the loss of any text. Rare first edition. This pamphlet, issued by Parliament, details several propositions for peace to Charles I as the first English Civil War was coming to a close. After many decisive battles were fought and won by the Parliamentarian army with the help of the Scots, it was clear that the King's Royalist forces were defeated. The list of propositions deals mainly with replacing the monarc... Lisez plus
    • MICHAEL SPARKE SENIOR, 1643
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    • Description: FIRST AUTHORIZED EDITION Title within woodcut border, woodcut initial and headpiece. Modern boards; numerous blank leaves following text. First authorized edition. There was a 1641 printing under a slightly different title and with no place of publication or printer listed (Wing, P3983); on the title-page, Prynne refers to this earlier text as "an imperfect copy ... so full of non-sence errors, and mistakes almost in every line, as makes it altogether uselesse, yea ridiculous." Published after his release from the Tower of London, Prynne here condemns a tax that Charles I imposed on ships l... Lisez plus
    • THOMAS RATCLIFFE, 1666
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION, SECOND PRINTING With a folding engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf; a fantastic copy from the library of the Earls of Macclesfield with the North Library armorial bookplate dated 1860 ("Sapere aude") and blind embossed stamp of armorial on first four leaves, plus the inscription "Stanford : March 22 1716/17" on title. Rare second printing of the first edition, with a cancel title and an added two leaves "Explanation of the frontispiece." An exact chronological vindication... was published in three volumes and issued separately. This second volume of the series was first ... Lisez plus
    • MICHAEL SPARKE SENIOR, 1643
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Complete and continuous despite pagination errors. General title (misbound between A2 and A3) and separate titles to each of the four parts. Woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked and re-cornered, spine label; book label appears to have been removed from paste-down. First edition. Prynne, a Puritan, wrote extensively against the introduction of "papist" policies into the government during the English Civil Wars. In Soveraigne power, he argues that only the Parliament has supreme control over the law of the land, and he intends to "eternally silence... Lisez plus
    • T. FAWCET, 1642
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE Title within ruled border, large oodcut initial and headpiece. Disbound; interior in very good condition. Rare second issue of first edition. Wing (E2145) lists a first issue with a different imprint ("by T.F. for N.R.") published the same year. Issued at the request of the Parliament and carried out by the clerk, John Browne, this pamphlet updates the English public on the current state of a nation on the brink of civil war. By mid-1642, as tensions grew and relations crumbled, the Parliamentarians and the Royalists began to arm themselves. This tract reveals Pa... Lisez plus
    • EDWARD HUSBAND, 1646
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Title within decorative border, woodcut headpiece and initial. Disbound, edges taped; interior in good condition. First edition. This pamphlet was issued almost immediately following Charles I's surrender at the Siege of Exeter on April 13, 1646. In the wake of their victory, Parliament ordered 4,000 copies of this declaration outlining their intentions and goals to be printed and distributed across the country. These intentions include "to settle Religion in the Purity thereof, according to the Covenant, to maintain the ancient and Fundamental Government of this Kingdom, to p... Lisez plus
    • MOSES BELL FOR GEORGE THOMASON, 1647
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Title in red and black with engraved printer's device, text within ruled borders, woodcut initial, head- and tailpieces. Contemporary calf, rebacked, spine label; red fore-edge, interior in excellent condition. First edition. May (c. 1596-1650) was a historian, poet, playwright, classical scholar, and lawyer. Appointed secretary of the newly established Long Parliament in 1640, he was commissioned to write this history. May was an ardent supporter of the Parliament and armed with his extensive knowledge of classical sources, he painted the Stuarts as the destroyers of England.... Lisez plus
    • N.P., 1692
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Half-calf and marbled boards, spine label; red fore-edge. Dated (1860) armorial bookplate of North Library (Earl of Macclesfield Library). First edition. This text is one of many in a "pamphlet war" between the author General Ludlow, a republican, and Dr. Richard Hollingwoth, a Royalist. Hollingwoth sought to defend the late King Charles I against those who criticized his reign. He also argued that Charles I was the true author of Eikon basilike (1649), a work published just before his execution which was the subject of great debate as to its authorship. Republicans like Ludlo... Lisez plus
    • E.C. [ELLEN COTES], 1655
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    • Description: SECOND EDITION Without the additional engraved title. Text within ruled borders, woodcut device on title, woodcut headpiece and initial. Modern calf; some staining, otherwise a sound copy with the ownership inscription of Washington E. Smith dated 27 January 1900 on the title. Second edition. The reign of King Charles is considered one of the earliest attempts of writing an unbiased account of the issues leading up to the English Civil War. L'Estrange provides the reader with "a modest vindication of this King in some particulars, not reflecting upon the fatall proceedings against him." How... Lisez plus
    • PRINTED BY ROBERT BARKER AND JOHN BILL, 1620
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    • Description: SECOND EDITION Engraved frontispiece portrait of the King signed by Simon van de Pass and John Bill, 2 title pages, the first engraved and signed by Renold Elstracke, the second with woodcut device, full-page woodcut of James I armorial, small engraved portrait of Charles I, woodcut historiated initials, head- and endpieces. Contemporary full calf with the initials "H A" blind-stamped on front and back, spine with 6 raised bands plus label, edges sprinkled red; other than a minor repair to L2, interior in excellent condition. From the library of John David Drummond (1907-2002), 17th Early o... Lisez plus
    • WOODMAN AND LYON, 1727
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Engraved frontispiece portrait signed G. Vertue. Title in red and black. Full red morocco by L. Larkins, gilt borders, gilt title on spine; marbled paste-downs and endpapers; a.e.g.; small paper flaw, likely from a piece of tape, on the title page, and other than some very minor staining in the first few gatherings, interior in excellent condition. From the library of Arthur Curtiss James, another bookplate of "Watson" (see provenance below). First edition. Robert Dudley, Earl of Leicester, (c. 1532-1588) was a favorite subject among British writers. In his biography, publishe... Lisez plus
    • EDW. HUSBANDS, 1644
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Title within decorative woodcut border. Half-calf over boards, quite worn; a number of blank leaves follows the text. From the library of Robert Offley Ashburton Crewe-Milnes (1858-1945), Marquis of Crewe, with his armorial bookplate, and a second bookplates with the motto "Esse Quam Videri.". Rare first edition. Ferdinando Fairfax (1584-1648) was a commander in the Parliamentarian army during the English Civil War. He was responsible for many victories against Royalist forces under Charles I, including the siege of Hull and Selby. This pamphlet recounts Fairfax and his son's ... Lisez plus
    • R.O. AND G.D. FOR JOHN BARTLET, 1642
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Title within woodcut-decorated border, woodcut initial and headpieces. Later vellum-backed boards, title on spine; inter-leaved with modern paper. From the library of Baron Albert Fairfax (1870-1939), an American-born Scottish politician with the armorial bookplate of Fairfax of Cameron. First edition, one of five issues of Lord Digby's letters printed in 1642, each from a different printer. Digby (1612-1677) was the second earl of Bristol and a prominent politician during the English Civil War. He was known for his intelligence and proficiency in navigating court life. At the... Lisez plus
    • R[OBERT] YOUNG AND R[ICHARD] BADGER, 1640
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Small woodcut device on title, woodcut headpiece and initial. Disbound; the first leaf (blank) before the title with hand-written title, year, and author in a contemporary hand, interior in excellent condition. First edition. This tract is Du Moulin's first entry into the debate concerning episcopacy. This system of church governance overseen by bishops was a crucial component in the Church of England. However, many viewed the episcopal system as a holdover from the Catholic Church and therefore antithetical to the Reformed religion. Du Moulin, a "Frenchman borne" but "happily... Lisez plus
    • LEON: LICHFIELD, 1640
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION OF THE ENGLISH TRANSLATION AND EXPANSION Engraved frontispiece portrait of the author and engraved title signed by William Marshall, woodcut initials, head- and tailpieces. Early tree calf, rebacked with decorations and title in gilt on spine; interior excellent. With three bookplates on the paste-down: (1) the physician and collector M[ario] Gonzales-Ulloa, Mexico, with woodcut depicting explorers and navigators; Valentine Smith, with illustration of a small cottage in a wooded landscape and a title, "Thatched Cottage | Virginia Water"; Robert Washington Oates with armorial a... Lisez plus
    • THO. NEWCOMBE AND H. HILLS, 1679
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION Complete with all blanks and imprimatur leaf. Woodcut initials and headpieces. Half-calf over boards, title on spine in faded gilt with old shelf mark; blue marbled fore-edge. Inscription on the recto of the imprimatur leaf, "Rev. S. Littlewood/Devizes" and manuscript note above the imprimatur. Overall an excellent copy. First edition under this title; an expanded version of the first printing entitled A true and perfect relation of the proceedings at the severall arraignments of the late most barbarous traitors (1606). The present copy is a detailed account of the events lead... Lisez plus
    • G. COLBURN, 1660
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    • Description: FIRST EDITION, SECOND ISSUE Woodcut initials, head- and tailpiece. Half morocco and marbled boards, gilt spine, later endpapers. An excellent copy from the library of A.M. Broadley with his dated (1902) bookplate on the paste-down, plus the small bookplate of William Allen Potter on the flyleaf. Annotations. A laid-in slip notes that this book was purchased at the Broadley sale (Hodgson), 1918, lot 107. First edition, second issue. Extremely rare pamphlet recounting Charles's II legendary escape from Worcester in September 1651. After the execution of his father in 1649, Charles continued t... Lisez plus
    • MAEGHT, 1979
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    • Description: FIRST EDITIONS Each with text, lithographs, and photographic reproductions Original printed wrappers. All in excellent condition. First editions. Twenty-two complete issues of the most successful art publishing venture in the postwar period. Aimé Maeght (1906-1981), a French art dealer and owner of an eponymous gallery in Paris, founded Derrière le Miroir (Behind the Mirror) in October 1946 and continued publishing until 1982, a total of more than 200 issues. The magazine was devoted exclusively to contemporary graphic works from artists represented by the gallery. Many of the most acclaime... Lisez plus
    • MARPON, 1884
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    • Description: ELEVENTH EDITION With 8 color plates including 2 woodbury photographs of the moon, all with tissue guards, numerous black and white text illustrations and charts, many full-page. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, worn; interior with some browning, otherwise a very good copy. Eleventh edition. Flammarion pursues his stand on astronomical pluralism, the belief that there exists numerous other worlds harboring life and, in particular, intelligent life. With maps, illustrations, photographs, graphs and diagrams, he creates a significantly scientific basis for the ability of life to flourish... Lisez plus
    • HODDER AND STOUGHTON, 1896
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    • Description: Limited printing With frontispiece and 11 engraved plates. Original navy buckram, gilt lettering to spine; end-papers browned and spotted, but a very nice uncut and mostly unopened copy with a presentation inscription from the author's wife on the fly-leaf. Limited edition, number 279 of 415 copies printed on large paper. A collection of seven stories about Scottish rural life, the last entitled A doctor of the old school. The book was enormously popular in both Great Britain and America, and went through several translations into the majority of the European languages Watson (1850-1907) wa... Lisez plus
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