Six (6) 17th/18th Century Religious books. 1st item: Contemplations Moral and Divine: In Two Parts by Sir Matthew Hale, 1705. Printed for William Shrowsberry, Ducklane. Dan. Midwinter and Tho. Leigh, St. Paul's Churchyard. Octavo, 558 pages including engraved frontispiece, rebound in brown leather, original covers with black blind stamps to covers, gilt lettering to spine, four raised hubs. Ink inscription to original pages dated 1835, Earl of Buckinghamshire ex libris to rebound cover dated 1906. 8" H x 5 3/8" W x 1 3/4" D. 2nd item: Epitres et Evangiles, des dimanches et fetes de l'annee, New Edition, by Abbe James A.-F., 1731. Published by Chez Nyon, Paris. 16mo, 670 red edged pages with engraved title page, hardbound in brown leather with gilt lettering and blind stamps to spine, five raised hubs, marbled end papers. 6 3/4" H x 4" W x 1 3/4" D. 3rd item: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, 1799, with The Book of Psalms, Cambridge Stereotype Edition, collected into English metre by Sternhold, Hopkins, and Others. Printed by John Burges and J. Smith, Cambridge University Press. Octavo, hardbound in brown leather with gilt stamped borders, gilt lettering to spine, marbled end papers. 8 3/4" H x 5 7/8" W x 2 1/4" D. 4th item: An Enquiry into the Duties of The Female Sex, Thirteenth Edition, by Thomas Gisborne MA, 1823. Printed for T. Cadell, London, and W. Blackwood, Edinburgh. 32mo, 288 marble edged pages with engraved frontispiece and title page, hardbound in three-quarter burgundy leather with marbled-paper sides, gilt borders to covers, gilt lettering and blind stamps to spine, four raised hubs, marbled end papers. Two (2) ink inscriptions, one (1) dated 1831 and one (1) dated 1833 to front matter papers. 5 5/8" H x 3" W x 7/8" D. 5th item: The Book of Common Prayer, and Administration of The Sacraments, and Other Rites and Ceremonies of the Church, 1833. Printed by Samuel Bagster, London. 18mo, gilt edged pages, hardbound in brown leather with blind stamps, broken metal hinges and tipped corners, gilt lettering to spine, five raised hubs. 6 1/2" H x 4 3/8" W x 1 3/8" D. 6th item: Untitled religious almanac, circa 1799. Published by T. Willsen, New York. Oblong 32mo, 376 pages with engraved frontispiece and three pages of handwritten text, hardbound in dark brown leather with gilt borders, gilt lettering to spine. 4" H x 5" W x 1 1/8" D. CONDITION: Overall good condition with wear, tears, toning/acid burn, areas of dampstaining, separation from bindings, ink inscriptions, etc. to be expected from age.
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