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London: John Garfield, 1657. [xxii], 89, (i), 61 pages. Two parts in one volume. Slim 12mo, handsomely bound in 18th century full polished calf with double fillet borders and ornate backstrip; inner dentelles and marbled endpapers. 89 pages London, Printed for J. Garfeild [sic], at the Rolling-Press for Pictures, neer the Royal Exchange in Cornhill, over against Popes-head Alley, 1657. First edition in English. A near fine copy. A controversial work by the Calvanist, Bernardino Ochino. He spent much of...
Handmade card with envelope. Card measures 4.5" x 7", envelope measures 5.25" x 7.75". Paper-lace has a small tear at bottom left, otherwise in very good condition. The front of the card is made of delicate paper-lace, at the center is an autographed poem, "To Armenia", signed "Toby Quickset". "Your lovely looks have robbed my breast of heart and all that made me blest..." The accompanying decorative envelope is addressed to Miss Armenia Waring of Yonkers. Circa 1850's.
Albany: Knickerbocker, 1871. 138pp., slim 8vo, original gilt-lettered cloth; (previous owner's book description pasted into page before title, hinge a bit weak). Albany: Knickerbocker, 1871. Very good. In Grose's Dictionary of the Vulgar Tongue, bungling is defined as: "A man and a woman lying on the same bed with their clothes on. An expedient practiced in America on a scarcity of beds..."