One vol. bound in 4, 8vo, pp. 1032, 24, [52 (index)], [2 (device, blank)]; with copper-engraved title, woodcut device ‘labore et constantia’ to final leaf; a very good copy in eighteenth-century vellum over boards, spines lettered and upper boards numbered in ink, edges speckled red; a few marks, a little nibbled at extremities; interleaved throughout with scattered eighteenth-century annotations in 2 columns, ownership inscription ‘F. Gonet’ to upper pastedowns, later ink library-stamps to title and flyleaves.
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Biblia sacra vulgatae editionis Sixti Quinti Pont. Max. iussu, recognita atque edita.
An attractive Plantin Bible, bound in four volumes and interleaved for scholarly annotations. The interleaved notes offer, in a small and neat hand, comments and references largely in Latin and French, with some Greek and Hebrew.
Adams B-1106; not in STCN.
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FORENSIC GRAPHOLOGY [HILL, Thomas].
The cause of truth defended; being a plain statement of the facts connected with the two trials of the Rev. T. Hill, Methodist preacher, for defamation of the character of Miss Bell, of North-Shields, containing a correct report of the trial at York, and other matter relative thereto, illustrated by fac-similes of three different hand-writings of Mr Hill.
Only edition of this account of the case of Thomas Hill, a Methodist minister in North Shields accused of libelling a member of his congregation, which led to trials in Newcastle and York, and became a local cause célèbre. Hill was accused of having sent letters to the fiancé of Jane Bell that cast sufficient doubt on her probity as to cause him to break off their engagement. Over the course of the trials, many witnesses spoke on Bell’s behalf, including many Methodist tradesmen, but what sets this account apart is the inclusion of facsimiles of Hill’s letters, which were used to demonstrate that they were indeed the work of his hand.
WREE, Olivier de.
Sigilla comitum Flandriae et inscriptiones diplomatum ab iis editorum, cum exposition historica.
First edition of de Wree’s authoritative catalogue of Flemish seals, an attractive copy in contemporary vellum gilt. Exquisitely engraved by Samuel and Adriaen Lommelin and François Schelhaver the elder and younger, the illustrations offer an accurate and elegant record of the seals of the counts of Flanders from Baldinus in the ninth century to the contemporary Philip IV.