Whyte's History, Literature & Collectables 14th September 2013 - page 16

SINCE 1783
Leabhar na Nornaightheadh Ccomhchoitchionn (Book of Common
Prayer) and Donlevy, Andrew : An Teagasg Críosduidhe (The
Respectively London 1712, original calf , octavo, and Paris 1742, with
facsimile second title, later wine red morocco, octavo. pp518. (2).
250 (£170-£220 approx)
Henry II to Henry VII - An Index of Public Records of Ireland -
Rotulorum patentium et clausorum Cancellariæ Hiberniæ Calendarium
Vol, 1. Part 1. 1 Hen. II.-Hen. VII:. Printed By Command of His Majesty
King George IV in Pursuance of an Address of the House of Commons of
Great Britain and Ireland, 1828. Folio. Buckram. Pp.273, with index of
places and names. Issued by the Public Records Commission. Useful and
scarce reference work.
700 (£440-£610 approx)
[Ed. Carolus Andreas Dukerus, with Henrici Stephani & Joannis
Hudsoni] Thucydides [The Pelloponesian Wars]
De Bello Peloponnesiaco Libri Octo Cum Adnotationibus integris. Henrici
Stephani, & Joannis Hudsoni. Recensuit, & Notas suas addidit. Folio.
Josephus Wasse Amsterdam; R & J Wetstenios & Gul Smith, 1731. Folio
in 4s, [15 3/4” x 9 1/2”, 400 x 245mm] splendid engraved frontispiece
depicting battle-scene (1730); vignette title-page printed in red and
black; 4pp dedication with large engraved head-piece and initial letter;
[19]pp preface with engraved head-piece, initial letter and tail-piece;
[ix], [1] to 34, [1] to 728, [1] to 48, [2] to 123pp printed in two columns
with Greek text and Latin translation with extensive footnotes in Latin, 2
large folding maps. Full calf, the spine with gilt decorated raised bands,
the arms as gilt centres in compartments. Bookplate of Richard Prime on
front pastedown.
500 (£350-£440 approx)
Blackstone, William. Commentaries on The Laws of England. Scarce
Dublin Printing.
Dublin: Printed for John
Exshaw, Henry Saunders,
Samuel Watson, and
James Williams et. Al.,
8vo. Full Calf. 4 vols: Pp.
(1) iii, (7), 473; (2) (6),
520, Appendix; (3) vi, 45,
appendix; (4) (4), 436,
Appendix, Index. Full calf
binding with recent
black gilt labels on each
vol. Vol. 2 Illustrated
with two folding plates.
Rare Dublin edition.
Issued 1766-1770. (4)
1,200 (£790-
£1,050 approx)
1731: Colen Campbell ‘Vitruvius Britannicus, or the British Architect...’
‘...Containing The Plans, Elevations and Sections of The Regular Buildings
Both Publick and Private in Great Britain with a Variety of New Designs.
In Large Folio Plates Engraved by The Best Hands and Drawn Either From
The Buildings Themselves or The Original Designs of The Architects. [1717
] - 1731., 1731. Two Volumes only. Vols. 2 & 3. Full contemporary
mottled calf raised bands. Folio. Lacks one plate final plate 101 ,volume
three. Vitruvius Britannicus established Palladian Architecture as the
approved style for Britain in the 18th Century. Colen Campbell issued
the first three volumes.The plates are of the great country house estates,
palaces ,government offices and churches.The architects were Inigo
Jones, Wren, Vanbrugh, et al with Colen Campbell’s own new English
Paladian designs.The work appeared the same year as Leoni’s
Palladio.Campbell was a visionary and this work remains the
indespensable collection of designs of 17th and 18th Century English
Domestic Architecture. The later two volumes were of the later
architects who took Palladianism from the Grand to the modest and,
published by John Woolfe and James Gandon in 1767 and 1771. An
Architectural Tour de Force. (2) 18.50 x 12in. (46.99 x 30.48cm)
5,000 (£3,500-£4,370 approx)
1740: ‘The Theological Works of the Learned Dr. Pocock, Sometime
Professor of the Hebrew and Arabick Tongues...’
‘...in the University of Oxford, and Canon of Christ Church. Containing
His Porta Mosis, and English Commentaries on Hosea, Joel, Micah, and
Malachi. To which is prefixed, An Account of his Life and Writings, never
before printed; with the Addition of a New General Index to the
Commentaries.’ 2 vols bound as 1. By Leonard Twells, M.A. Rector of the
United Parishes of St. Matthew’s, Friday-Street, and St. Peter’s Cheap,
and Prebendary of St. Paul’s, London. London: Printed for the Editor, and
Sold by R. Gosling, at the Mitre and Crown in Fleet-Street. MDCCXL.
[1740]. Pp. iv, subscribers list, 283 + index. Vol. 2: A Commentary on the
Prophecy of Micah, Malachi, & Joel by Edward Pocock. Pp. xi, (1), 363,
(1). 14 x 9.50in. (35.56 x 24.13cm)
300 (£170-£260 approx)
Barton, Richard. Lough Neagh in Ireland... The County of Ardmagh
Lectures in Natural Philosophy Designed To be a foundation, for
reasoning pertinently, upon the petrifications, gems, crystals, and
sanative quality of Lough Neagh in Ireland; And intended to be An
Introduction, to the Natural History of Several Counties contiguous to
that Lake, particularly The County of Ardmagh. Dublin, 1751, quarto,
pp210, with Some Remarks towards Full Description of Upper and Lower
Lough Lene, Near Killarney, in the County of Kerry, and other additions,
pp14, 28, 20, 23, all bound in one vol., orginal calf with red gilt label.
400 (£260-£350 approx)
1752 Indenture concerning property on Dirty Lane, Dublin and a legal
bill for work carried out 1746-1771.
Indenture in ink on vellum, folded, 16 by 27 inches, single sheetbetween
Ann Hendrick, spinster and Patrick Coffee, timber merchant, concerning
premises on the west side of Dirty Lane. Dirty Lane was famous in 1803
as the location for Robert Emmet’s arms dump. With seals etc. Also a
memorandum of costs of Thomas Woulfe, executor of Charles Hendrick’s
Estate, presented to the attorney John Carroll 1764-1771, over 70 items
detailed from making of a household inventory to eviction proceedings
against one of Hendrick’s tenants, Reily of Thomas Street for non-
payment of rent, 4pp, 16 x 6.5 inches. (2)
80 (£50-£70 approx)
Thomas Burke:
Hibernia Dominicana sive Historia Provinciae Hiberniae
Ordinis Praedicatorum...
full leather, 797pp, 4to, 1762 first edition.
Coloniae Agrippinae, Ex Typographia Metternichiana sub Signo Gryphi
Anno MDCCLXII. Including the normally censored pages.
9.50 x 7.25in. (24.13 x 18.42cm)
700 (£440-£610 approx)
1764: Walter Harris ‘The History and Antiquities of Ireland...’
Dublin: Printed for Robert Bell, in Stephen Street, Opposite Aungier
Street; and John Fleming, in Sycamore Alley , 1764. Folio. ‘...Illustrated
with Cuts of Ancient Medals, Urns, & C. Also, the Canons, Nuns,
Templars, Monks, Friars, and Hermits, in Their Proper Dresses: Engraven
on twenty-one Large Copper Plates... Written in Latin by Sir James Ware,
Knight; newly translated into English, revised and improved with many
material additions, and continued down to the beginning of the present
century.’ Pp. (1) 286, index; (2) 363, index. Illustrated throughout.
Extremely rare. 13 x 8.50in. (33.02 x 21.59cm)
800 (£520-£700 approx)
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