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29. ALMANACKS. BRETNOR (1615). A NEWE ALMANACKE and Prognostication for the yeare of our Lord God, 1615. Being the thirde after Leap yeare.
Calculated and composed according to Act for the latitude and Meridian of the honourable City of London, and may well serue all the South parts of Great-Britaine. By Thomas Bretnor, Professor of the Mathematicks and Student in Physicke in Cowlane, London.
Small 8vo. BLACK LETTER. Title within woodcut border in red and black; full calf.
A very rare and most interesting Almanack. For each month is given a fourline verse. June has:
"Now hunt the Hare, the fearefull Buck pursue
Bid idlenesse and Venus sports adieu :
The careful Husband that intends to thriue,
Opposite the Calendar for each Month a blank space has been left for Notes.
A COLLECTION OF THIRTEEN EARLY AND VERY RARE
The above Almanacks (one or two of the later ones slightly imperfect) include those published by Thomas Bretnor 1618-19; Daniel Browne 1621-22, 1624; and by Richard Allestree 1623, 1625-29. Several of these Almanacks have verses heading each month, e.g., May 1619:
Be bold to use such physicall intentions
Yet often under colour of accord,
Is hatred hatcht and rancor often stored."
A COLLECTION OF EIGHTEEN RARE
ALMANACKS FOR THE YEAR 1648.
Bound in I vol. Thick small 8vo. Original vellum.
Containing Almanacks issued under the names of Lelborn, Lilly, Wharton, Swallow, Staynred, White, Neve, Vaux, Booker, Wing, Dove, Parkhurst, Pond, Nye, Langley, Chamberlaine, Woodhouse; and the Scripture Almanack.
A COLLECTION OF TWENTY RARE
Bound in I vol. Thick small 8vo.
clasps). London, 1651.
Original calf (with
Containing amongst others rare almanacks issued under the names of Booker, Wharton, Pond, Dove, Wing, Allestree, Harflete, Leybourn, Swallow, Dade, White, Daniel, Rowley, Shakerley etc.
Including almanacks issued by Culpeper, Smith, Crooke, Vaux, Saunders, Hewit, White, Pond, Dove, Dade, Neve, and others.
ALMANACKS FOR THE YEAR 1653.
Bound in I vol. Thick small 8vo. Original calf.
Including those issued by Culpeper, Streete, Vere, Smith, Coulton, Crook, Jackson, Pool, Vaux, Saunders, Nightingale, Hewit, Dade, White, etc.
A COLLECTION OF FOURTEEN RARE
ALMANACKS FOR THE YEAR 1678.
Bound in I vol. Small 8vo. Full contemporary red morocco gilt. London, 1678.
Besides the Almanacks issued under the names of Lilly, Partridge, Andrews, Gadbury, Dove, White, Fly, Rose, and others, there is the following very curious Quaker Almanack:
A Yea and Nay Almanack for the people called by the men of the World Quakers, with curious Verses, and the Quaker Catechism at the end.
36 THE GENTLEMEN'S AND CITIZEN'S ALMANACK, Compiled by Samuel Watson, Bookseller, For the Year of our Lord, 1788. Being Leap-Year, And the Twenty-eighth year of K. George III.
Fine specimen of contemporary Irish binding, crimson morocco with a diamond-shaped centre panel of white leather on both upper and lower cover, the whole adorned with gold tooling of floral sprays introducing the shamrock, dots, circular lines, stars, etc., gilt edges.
RIDER (Cardanus). RIDER'S BRITISH MERLIN.
With Notes of Husbandry, Fairs, Marts, High Roads, and
12mo. Fine copy in contemporary crimson morocco, the sides covered with gold floral tooling, g.e.
London, Printed for H. Woodfall, 1765.
38 AMADIS OF GAUL. THE FIFTH BOOK OF THE MOST PLEASANT AND DELECTABLE HISTORY OF AMADIS DE Gaule.
Containing the first part of the most strange, valiant and worthy Acts of Esplandian Son to Amadis de Gaule, As his strange Sayling in the Great Serpent, the Winning of his Sword, the Conquest of the Castle of the Defended Mountain, etc. (translated by T. Johnson).
BLACK LETTER. First English Translation.
Small 4to. Bound by Bedford in full crimson morocco extra, g.e. London, 1664.
39 AMERICA. BLACKWELL (Thomas). FORMA SACRA, or, a Sacred Platform of Natural and Revealed Religion; To which is now added, An Introduction. Pointing out, the Expediency, Propriety and Utility of Reprinting said Book in this our Day, when pure and undefiled Religion appears to be so much on the decline among Professors of all Denominations in this flourishing American World. By Simon Williams, A.M.
Small 8vo. Old calf (rebacked).
Boston, Printed by William M'Alpine, 1774.
A Full and Faithful Report of the Debates in Both Houses of Parliament on Monday the 17th of February, and Friday the 21st of February, 1783, on the Articles of Peace.
The Debate in both Houses on the Articles of Peace with France and Spain, and the Provisional Articles with America; reporting fully on the speeches of William Pitt, Charles James Fox, Lord North and others. On February 21st, Pitt spoke against the coalition for two hours and three-quarters with unequalled power. It was one of his most successful efforts, and North in reply referred to his "amazing eloquence."
41 AMES (Richard).
Academy; a poem.
ISLINGTON WELLS; or, the Threepenny
FIRST EDITION. Small 4to. Half red morocco, edges uncut.
One of the earliest books on the famous Islington Wells.
42 APULEIUS. THE XI. BOokes of the GOLDEN ASSE: Containing the Metamorphosie of Lucius Apuleius, interlaced with sundry pleasant delectable Tales: With an excellent Narration of the marriage of Cupid and Psyche, set out in the fourth, fifth and sixth Bookes. Translated out of Latine into English, by William Adlington.
Fine Copy in 18th Century
BLACK LETTER. Small 4to.
Adlington's translation of APULEIUS was frequently used by Shakespeare, especially in Macbeth.
43 ARCHITECTURE. LANGLEY (Batty) and LANGLEY (Thomas). ANCIENT ARCHITECTURE, RESTORED, AND IMPROVED, by a Great Variety of Grand and usefull Designs, Entirely New in the Gothick Mode for the Ornamenting of Buildings and Gardens. Exquisitely engraved on 64 large quarto Copper Plates and printed on Superfine Royal Paper.
4to. Original rough sheepskin. London, 1742. LI IOS
PALLADIO (Andrea). THE FIRST BOOK OF ARCHITECTURE by Andrea Palladio translated out of the Italian with diverse designs necessary to the art of well building by Godfrey Richards. With an Appendix touching Doors and Windows, by Pr. Le Muet, Architect to the French King.
Engraved title by John Chantry and numerous plates, including an engraving of the new St. Paul's Cathedral then being erected.
The Third Editon Corrected and Enlarged.
London, Printed for N. Simmons, 1676.