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  1. First edition; 4to (23 x 19 cm); initial blank, MS pagination to upper right margin; later speckled calf, ruled in gilt, gilt spine in compartments with contrasting red morocco title-piece, very minor rubbing to extremities, otherwise internally very clean; [8], 28pp. A fine copy.

  2. Eighth Newton edition, 2 vols; 8vo (21.5 x 14 cm); 14 engraved plates including portrait frontispieces, ownership inscription in pen to title header of each vol., including Thomas Newton's 'The Life of Milton' and an extensive index, minor spotting; contemporary sprinkled calf, gilt spine, contrasting red and green title-pieces, edges stained yellow, minor wear to extremities; [24], lxxxvi, [26], 510; 463, [183]pp.

  3. First edition, first state of plates; folio (42 x 26.5 cm); bookplate to front pastedown, engraved frontispiece, vignette title in red and black, 114 engraved plates including folding plans (as called for by Fowler, the table of plates pp.[8-10] being erroneous), with slip explaining plate 3 in further detail, note to plates XII and XIII bound after p.120 rather than p.116; contemporary blind-tooled calf, ruled in gilt, contrasting red and gilt title-piece to spine, joints cracked but holding, extremities rubbed; [18], 92, [2], 93-120, [4], 121-748, [4]pp.

  4. First edition; 12mo (19 x 11.5 cm); woodcut device, comma after 'Jew' in title, dramatis personae to title verso; stitched as issued, rough-cut edges, internally very clean; [2], 48 pp.

  5. First edition; 8vo (19.5 x 12 cm); woodcut initial, head and tailpieces, lacking half-title; disbound; 3-28pp. Second edition; 8vo (20.5 x 12.5 cm); woodcut initial and headpiece, small hole to title-page (0.25 cm); disbound; 31, [1]pp. Second edition; 8vo (20 x 12.5 cm); woodcut device; disbound; vi, 16pp. Sixth edition; 8vo (18.5 x 12 cm); woodcut initial and headpiece, waterstain to title and A2; disbound; 39, [1]pp.

  6. First edition; 4to (22 x 17.5cm); 3 folding plates (each approx. 35 x 26 cm), 2 engraved portraits, woodcut initials and decorations throughout the text, engraved armorial book-stamp to last leaf verso displaying motto 'light in darKines lumiere dans les tenebres'; one integral blank leaf, title page stained and browned, some marginal staining and browning throughout, creasing to corners, one small wormhole affecting 4 leaves; side-stitched contemporary marbled wrappers, worn and soiled with extensive loss to upper wrapper; [16], 39, [1]pp.

  7. Second edition; 8 vols, 12mo (16.5 x 10 cm); titles in red, vol. 1 with portrait frontispiece, 36 further full-page engraved plates, woodcut initials, head and tailpieces, ownership stamp to front free endpaper of each vol.; contemporary gilt-ruled calf, gilt spine in compartments, edges stained red, head and tail of spine, joints and corners rubbed, internally crisp and clean; [48], 382; 430; 419, [1]; 466; 403, [1]; 465, [1]; 420; 342, [76]pp.

  8. First edition; folio (30 x 20 cm); armorial bookplate to front pastedown, old library label to front free endpaper, imprimatur for The Royal Society, stain to gutter head from B1 to N1 and 2N1 to 2X2, B3 and B4 loose at gutter head, small hole in Y1 (0.5 x 1 cm), binder's corner turn at 2G3; re-backed calf, contrasting morocco title-piece in gilt, corners repaired, extremities lightly rubbed; [16], 346, [6]pp.

  9. First edition; 4to (19.5 x 13.3 cm); black letter, with some Roman and italic, woodcut headpiece to title, woodcut illustrations, including 4 full-page on *1-2, large woodcut floral and historiated initials and other ornaments, title washed and repaired at head with some loss to ornament, some marginal repairs (not affecting text), minor worming to margins, repaired tears to E3 and H2-3 without loss, lightly washed; early-19th-century brown crushed morocco, arms gilt-stamped to covers within panel triple-ruled in gilt with corner flourishes, spine gilt with 5 raised bands, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, slightly rubbed; [28], 352, [4], 353-360, [16]pp; collation: A8 B6 C-V8 Aa-Dd8 *2 Ee-Ss8.

  10. First collected edition; small folio (28.4 x 20 cm); title within woodcut border with the Queen's arms in top compartment and female figures with olive branches at sides, woodcut initials, black letter, double column, with the inserted leaf between CC5 and CC6, title cut to edge of image and laid in to new sheet, restoration to margins (occasionally grazing but not affecting text), light soiling, slight toning to leaves, scattered minor worming, lacking final blank; 20th-century burgundy morocco gilt, spine with 5 raised bands, spine lettered in gilt, inner dentelles gilt, all edges gilt, marbled endpapers, a handsome copy; [36], 88pp, 89-104 (columns), 105-1138, [2], 1139-1458pp.

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