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We have found 10 book/s in category General Literature - C18th

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(London?) (1781). pp. 8. 4to. Disbound, all leaves loose. Stamped Merchantile Library Philada. ESTC T48560. Title is in the form of a half-title. This copy is lacking the plate from which the date is taken (7 September 1781). Oxford Dictionary of National Biography. Lady Helen Boyle was the second wife of Sir James Douglas, a Naval Officer, who eventually became an admiral of the whiite, the colour being a ranking of admirals.

Reference: 148240


London. J. Dodsley. 1766. pp. (viii), 35, (iv), 39 - 55. 6 plates, 6 headpieces, 6 tailpieces, 1 vignette. Folio. Full calf, worn. Text and plates clean. The six poems are printed and foliated on the recto only. ’Odes by Mr. Gray’ and the ’Explanation of the prints’, by Horace Walpole, are printed on both the recto and verso. ESTC N9933

Reference: 9969


A True Note of The auncient Castles, famous Monuments, goodly Rivers, faire Bridges, fine Towns, and courteous People, that I have seen in the noble Countrie of Wales. London. Reprinted from the Edition of 1587 for Thomas Evans. 1776. pp. xv, (i), 128. 8vo. Later quarter calf, boards. Some foxing. Half title present. ESTC T98908

Reference: 151090

MARVELL, Andrew. THE WORKS. £ 200.00

To which is prefixed An Account of the Life and Writings of the Author by Mr. Cooke. London. T. Davies. 1772. 2 vols. pp. xii, 164; (viii), 248. Small 8vo. Full calf, later spine. The two volumes bound together. The last leaf of text and first of Index in Vol 2 secured with archival tape. ESTC T81842

Reference: 13216

MASON, William. POEMS. £ 30.00

York. A. Ward. 1773. pp. (vi), 295. 8vo. Full calf, hinges cracked but firm, spine label lacking. 5th edition. ESTC T90950

Reference: 2339

PARNELL, Dr. Thomas. POEMS ON SEVERAL OCCASIONS written by Dr. Thomas Parnell, Late Archdeacon of Clogher: And published by Mr Pope. To which is added The Life of Zoilus: And his Remarks on Homer's Battles of the Frogs and Mice. £ 35.00

London. J and R Tonson. 1760. pp. (iii), 252, (i). 12mo. Full calf, spine with gilt decoration. ESTC T139126

Reference: 95660

PILKINGTON, Mrs Mary. A MIRROR FOR THE FEMALE SEX. HISTORICAL BEAUTIES FOR YOUNG LADIES. Intended to lead the female Mind to the love and practice of Moral Goodness. Designed principally for the Use of Ladies' Schools. £ 195.00

The Second Edition. Ornamented with Thirty-Seven Engravings beautifuly cut on wood. London. Vernor and Hood. 1799. pp. xxiv, 240. Frontis, further wood cuts in the text. 12mo. Full calf, later spine with label. Title page offset. ESTC T135840. Library Hub. Wood cuts erroneously attributed to Thomas Bewick.

Reference: 112341

ROBERTS, John. SOME MEMOIRS OF THE LIFE OF JOHN ROBERTS. Written by his son. £ 150.00

BOUND WITH MURRAY, Lindley. A BIOGRAPHICAL SKETC OF HENRY TUKE. York. W. Alexander. 1815; (LURY, John Elton). A MEMOIR RESPECTING ANNE HARFORD LURY late of Bristol: who died the twenty eighth of the tenth month, MDCCCXX, in the twenty fifth year of her age. Bristol. John Wright. London. James Phillips. 1786. pp. 87, I of adverts, 54, 28. 12mo. Half calf, marble boards, hinges rubbed. A small amount of minor foxing.

Reference: 8856


London. John Rivington Jun. 1780. pp. (iv), 47, (iii), 336. 8vo. Full calf, spine with gilt decoration. Front hinge cracked but strings holding. A New Edition. The 47 pages between the title and Content leaf and the first work by Mrs Talbot, Reflections on the Seven Days of the Week, is Benjamin Kennicott. The Sabbath. A Sermon Preached in His Majesty's Chapel, Whitehall, and before The University of Oxford. Oxford. at the Theatre. 1781. The title page of this work has several holes in it not affecting the text. ESTC T53369 Mrs Talbot. The Works. ESTC T98188. Shattock. Oxford Guide to British Women Writers. p. 416. 1721 - 1770. A blue stocking who 'Despite the encouragement of her friends , ... did not publish in her lifetime, ... apart from one paper in Dr Johnson's Rambler (no. 30, June 1750).'

Reference: 96010

WAGSTAFFE, Dr William. MISCELLANEOUS WORKS OF DR WILLIAM WAGSTAFFE, Physician to St. Bartholomew’s Hospital, Fellow of the College of Physicians, and of the Royal Society. £ 75.00

To which is prefix’d his Life, and an Account of his Writings. Adorn’d with several Curious Cuts engraved on Copper. London. Jonah Bowyer. 1726. pp. xiv, 414. 3 plates. 8vo. Full calf, later spine in contemporary style. 1st edition. Contains A Comment upon the History of Tom Thumb; Crispin the Cobler’s Confutation of Ben H-----etc; The Story of the St A---n’s Ghost, or the Apparition of Mother Haggy; The Testimonies of the Citizens of Fickleborough; The Representation of the Loyal Subjects of Albinia; The Character of Richard St--le, Esq., with Some Remarks; The State & Condition of Our Taxes; The Plain Dealer; A Letter from the Facetious Dr Andrew Tripe at Bath. DNB. The pieces had appeared seperately, and have sufficient literary merit in the opinion of Charles Wentworth Dilke to justify a conjecture that Swift was their real author. The Rev. Whitwell Elwin has on the other hand. expressed an opinion that the evidence contained in the volume, and confirmed by contemporary records, proves that the true author is the one named on the title page. Teerinks Bibliography of Swift, 2nd edition edited by Arthur H. Scouten, has either dropped them or relegated them to the section entitled “Doubtful”.

Reference: 12128

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