Peter Beckford Esq., 'Thoughts of Hunting in a Series of Familiar Letters to a Friend', London: Sherwood, Neely, and Jones, 1820
Provenance: part of the contents of Stepleton House, Blandford, Dorset
In full green leather bindings with exquisite inlaid leather design to front cover in the form of a hound standing alert on a patch of grass, the spine with embossed gilt title, fox masks and crossed hunting horns
An early 17th century 'Breeches Bible', 'The Bible: translated according to the Ebrew and Greeke',
printed by Robert Barker, London, 1602, 4vo
The Universal Magazine of Knowledge and Pleasure, eight volumes comprising 58, 62, 63, 65, 68, 70, and 71 (1776 - 1782'; and The Universal Magazine New Series volume 2 (8)
Howell, James (I.H.) 'Dodona's Grove OR The Vocall Forrest' by I.H ESQr. Printed by TB for H. Molloy at the Priinces Armes in St Paul's Churchyard 1640. 1st edition. Bound in full leather (spine restored, leather boards possibly 18th century). This is, allegedly, according to pencil inscription: 'the author's own copy' and contains numerous probably later (18th century?) manuscript annotations on the front end-papers explaining which monarch/prince of Europe each tree represents in this allegorical essay; e.g. The Oke represents the K. of England; the pine, the K. of France; The Firre, the K. of Denmark etc. The text is annotated, mainly in pencil. A wonderful object.