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1 Adams, Reverend John A.M.

Curious Thoughts on the History of Man ...
G. Kearsley, Johnson's Head

First Edition

The complete title of this work is "Curious Thoughts on the History of Man ; chiefly abidged or selected from the Celebrated Works of Lord Kaimes, Lord Monboddo, Dr. Dunbar and the Immortal Montesquieu replete with Useful and Entertaining Instruction on a Variety of Important and Popular Subjects; viz. Population, Language, Manners, Property, Love, Matrimony, Polygamy, Marriage Ceremonies, Commerce, Government, Patriotism, Agriculture, Peace and War, Taxes, Music, Gaming, Luxury, ecc, designed to promote a spirit of Enquiry in the British Youth of Both Sexes and to make the Philosophy, as well as history of the human species, familiar to Ordinary Capacities". Leather spine with gilt design and lettering, tan boards, 359 pages, a lovely bookplate on inside cover, former owner's notation dated 1790 on title page, otherwise very clean, remarkably little foxing. Covers are edgworn with bumped corners, front hinge cracking but still adhering. Top page edges may have been gilt, but if so very faded. Very interesting subject matter

Price: 665.00 USD
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2 Addison And Steele

Spectator Papers : Satirical & Philosophical Extracts from the Journal of That Name Written 1711 - 5 By Addison and Steele Etc
Peter Pauper Press

Hard Cover


McPharlin, Paul

Hardcover, no stated date, likely 1960. Ex library with usual stamps and stickers, reinforced library binding on spine. Interior quite good.

Price: 8.99 USD
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3 De Fontenelle, Bernard Le Bouvier ( Bouyer )

Fontenelle's Diaglogues of the Dead in Three Parts
Jacob Tonson Within Grays-Inn Gate

First Edition

Hardcover, decorative calf binding, 6 compartments on spine delinated by raised bands, remnants of title in 2nd compartment. 1708 first edition of the John Hughes translation done prior to Dryden. Contains Dialogues of the Ancients, The Ancients with the Moderns and the Moderns, along with a reply to some remarks and a critique, call'd [sic] the Judgement of Pluto et c. and Two Original Dialogues. Truly fine engraved frontispiece. 209 pp plus 1 page of adverts at back. Bernard Le Bouvier de Fontenelle (11 February 1657 - 9 January 1757), also called Bernard Le Bouyer de Fontenelle, was a French author born in Rouen, France and died in Paris just one month before his 100th birthday. His mother was the sister of great French dramatists Pierre and Thomas Corneille. He trained in the law but gave up after one case, devoting his life to writing about philosophers and scientists, especially defending the Cartesian tradition.A noted gourmand, he attributed his longevity to eating strawberries. At ninety-two one woman wrote that he was as lively as a man of 22. When, in his late nineties he met the beautiful Mme Helvétius, he reportedly told her,"Ah Madame, if only I were eighty again!" It was by his Nouveaux Dialogues des morts (1683) that Fontenelle established a genuine claim to high literary rank. (above biographical information from the Britannica 1911 edition). This particular copy has the following issues: Both front and rear boards have become detached, both boards and backstrip show considerable wear but nothing beyond what would be expected given the book's age. Title page has a signature of the previous owner, date of ownership (1709), and two small comments that have at some point in the lifetime of this volume been covered over. Interior pages present some foxing and some disoloured areas, but nowhere do these issues mar the ability to read the text blocks. The engraving is particularly lovely - clean and fresh with no foxing save a touch along the margins. All in all, a good binding copy.

Price: 499.00 USD
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4 Joannis-Claudii De La Poype De Vertrieu ; De Cassade, Joanne-Ludovico De La Marthonie

Compendiosae Institutiones Theologicae Ad Usum Seminarii Pictaviensis... Tomus Sedundus ...

Episcopi & Cleri Typographi

First Thus

Full leather, 659 pages, five chord bands on spine. Fairly heavy rubbing, shelf and edgewear, lettering on spine faded, some cracking of leather. Marbled endpapers. Interior is remarkably clean and tight. A very nice collector piece. Latin text, second volume.

Price: 150.00 USD
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5 Junius Junior ; Allen, John

The Spirit of Liberty or Junius's Loyal Address Being a Key to the English Cabinet or an Humble Dissertation.... 1770 Edition
Privately Printed

Very Good

Full title reads: THE SPIRIT of LIBERTY:OR, Junlus's Loyal Address. being a KEY to the ENGLISH CABINET; or, An Humble Dissertation upon the Rights and Liberties of the ancient Britons. A political Tale upon the Characters of an arbitrary Ministry both in Church and State, the Unhappiness that flows therefrom to us and to our Children, as to the Strength of the Constitution 3 the Spirit of the Laws, the Lives and Liberties of the People, humbly addressed to his Majesty. By J U N I U S, Junior. To which is added, A POLEMICAL TALE; or, The Christians Winter Piece : Wherein the great Contention among the Christians is decided, respecting the Privileges of the Magna Charta of that ancient City of Salem ; in which the Spirit, Liberties, Laws, and Dignities of that ancient City are again revived and let forth in their primitive Life, Beauty, and Order. THE WHOLE BEING An Enigmatical Key to the original Rife, Kiftory, Progress, Possessin, and sacred Treal arcs of those ancient People who were first called Christians at Antioch. Leather spine 5 raised bands around decorative compartments, marbled boards. Former owner's signature dated 1780 on FFEP. Given the nature and history of the work, it is not surprising that no printer is given, other than the statement of "printed in 1770" . Outer boards are quite rubbed and edgeworn, leather on backstrip a little crackled, but actually quite good, style of print appropriate for the period. Inner pages only slightly age toned.

Price: 800.00 USD
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6 Spottiswoode, John

An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and Compound, Made Use of in Scotland: Containing Directions for Drawing Securities, the Fourth Ed, with Considerable Additions, and Historical Notes by John Spottiswoode
W. Cheyne


John Spottiswoode, An Introduction to the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and Compound, Made use of in Scotland containing directions for drawing Securities, in Cases which most commonly occur, with examples according to Best Modern Practice, 4th edition, 12mo., pp.10 p.l., 481 [26] index, contemporary sprinkled calf, Endinburgh, printed by W. Cheyne and sold by James Brown, 1752 Cf Marin 657, Sweet and Maxwell V 108 Some rubbing and light flaking leather, gilt titles still vibrant, minor foxing at prelims, minor shelfwear and bumped corners, a touch of bowing, otherwise a fine clean tight solid copy

Price: 950.00 USD
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7 Young, Dr. Edward

The Complaint or Night-Thoughts on Life, Death, Immortality by the Late Dr. Young to Which is Prefixed the life of the Author and Annexed a Paraphrase on Part of the Book of Job Notes and a Complete Index and Glossary
Newburyport Boston
John Mycall

First Thus

3rd edtion in America, full calf. Boards are quite rubbed, edgeworn, lettering on spine completely faded and the remains of the raised bands are worn almost flush. Some foxing of interior pages, more prominent on endpapers as expected. Front hinge is starting, however remainder of book is clean and tight.

Price: 159.00 USD
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