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[JARVES, James Jackson]. Parisian sights and French principles, seen through American spectacles. Clarke, Beeton, & Co.. 1853. First London edition.
[6], viii, 245pp, [3]. With two preliminary publishers advertisement leaves, another terminal leaf of same, a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, four engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Partially unopened in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some loss and tearing to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate of Reginald Arthur Tatton to FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
[JESUITS]. Compte rendu des constitutions des Jesuites, Par M. Jean-Pierre-Francois de Ripert de Monclair, Procureur General du Roy au Parlement de Provence, les 28 May, 3 & 4 Juin 1762, en execution de l'Arret de la Cour du 15 Mars precedent. [s.n.]. 1762.
310pp, [2], 315pp, [1]. Original publisher's paper boards, contrasting red paper lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled with some loss to corners. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
[JOHNSON, Samuel], NEWTON, A. Edward. Sale Catalogue of Dr. Johnson's Library. Elkin Matthews. 1925. Limited Edition.
[2], 3-11, [1], 28 plates reproducing an annotated copy of the original Christies' sale catalogue of Dr. Johnson's library. No. 23 of a signed limited edition of 250. Original blue paper boards. Lightly rubbed, spine repaired at head with slight loss to head and foot. With a vivacious essay on bibliography in general and Johnson in particular by A. Edward Newton, this scarce volume is particularly useful as a reproduction of the now almost unobtainable catalogue of the Christies' sale that dispersed Johnson's library in some 662 lots, ranging from the usual ancient classics, through a First Folio of Shakespeare (making a mere £1. 2s, although later bibliographical scholarship does reveal that Johnson's copy was heavily foodstained!) to literature from the pen of Johnson's contemporaries.
Price
£ 85.00
[JOYCE, Jeremiah]. Scientific dialogues, intended for the instruction and entertainment of young people: in which the first principles of natural and experimental philosophy are fully explained. Printed for J. Johnson. 1803. Second edition.
In three non-uniform volumes. x, [2], 200; [4], 250; ix, [3], 235pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates. Contemporary roan backed marbled boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, loss and cracking to spines, without lettering-pieces of volumes II and III. Sporadic foxing, slight loss to bottom corner of G2 of Vol. I and I4 of Vol. II, touching text in latter instance, but with no loss of sense.
Price
£ 100.00
[JUVENILE]. Little Sophy, a true story, for little children. Printed by and for Henry Mozley. [c.1830]. Second edition, enlarged.
[5], 6-108pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary red half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss to spine and board edges. Ink inscription 'Emma Sutherland November 1830' to recto of FFEP, heavily foxed throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
[KENNEDY, Grace]. Father clement; a roman catholic story. Published by William Oliphant. 1824. Second edition.
[3], 6-370pp. Without half-title. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain green morocco, A.E.G. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscription to verso of frontispiece, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[KILNER, Dorothy]. M.P. . The holiday present; containing anecdotes of mr. and mrs. jennet, and their little family; master george, master charles, master thomas, miss maria, miss charlotte, and miss harriet. Interspersed with instructive and amusing stories and observations. Printed for John Harris. 1828. First Harris edition.
iv, 68pp. With engraved frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Original printed stiff pink paper wrappers, red roan spine. Slightly rubbed, a little marked, else a crisp copy. Contemporary ink inscription to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 350.00
[KNIGHT, Ellis Cornelia]. Dinarbas; a Tale: Being a Continuation of Rasselas, Prince of Abissinia.. T. Cadell,Jun, and W Davies.. 1800. Fourth Edition.
xii, 309pp [1]. Contemporary speckled calf, decorative spine, contrasting red morocco lettering piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed with a little surface loss and tiny ink spot to spine, very minor occasional foxing but a nice copy. Bottom corner torn away to margin of p.273.
Price
£ 75.00
[LAKE ERIE]. Historischer Kalender Oder Der Hinkende Bot: Auf Das Jahr Christi 1843. Bei Carl Stampfli. 1843.
[72pp]. With woodcuts to text, and an additional folding woodcut plate. Stitched at spine, with blue paper reinforcement. Some creasing/splitting to spine, else a crisp copy, clipped to marginal top corner of first 12 leaves.
Price
£ 250.00
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. Edward Moxon. 1836. New edition.
[4], 340pp. Without half-title. [Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title. 8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting.
Price
£ 200.00
[LANGHORNE, John]. The letters that passed between theodosius and constantia; after she had taken the veil. Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt. 1763. First edition.
xxv, [1], 165pp, [1]. Without half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints split. Very light damp-staining to final gathering, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
[LETTERS]. CHAMBON, Madam de. Letters and conversations Between Several young ladies on Interesting and improving Subjects. Translated from the Dutch of Madam de Cambon. Revised from the original Work and Illustrated with Copper Plates. Printed for C. Dilly. [c.1795].
iv, [2], 173pp, [3]. With engraved title and five engraved plates. Contemporary green roan-backed marbled boards. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, two small holes to spine, two quires slightly protruding from text block. A little spotting to title and plates.
Price
£ 250.00
[LETTERS]. [DOUGLAS, Francis]. Familiar letters on a variety of important and interesting subjects, From Lady Harriet Morley, and others. Printed for W. Strahan. 1773. First edition.
[7], iv-viii, 16, 560pp, [i.e. 460pp]. With 16pp subscribers' list. Contemporary calf, gilt. A trifle rubbed, some discolouration to joints. Without lettering-piece, gilt faded. Preliminaries a little browned, else internally a fine copy.
Price
£ 250.00
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. William Curry, Jun. And Company.. 1845.
xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized.
Price
£ 100.00
[LEYDEN, John]. Scottish Descriptive Poems; With some illustrations of Scottish Literary Antiquities. Printed by and for Mundell & Son. 1803. First Edition.
vi, [2], 255pp, [1]. With four terminal advertisement leaves. Finely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, a little cracking to joints and chipping to head of spine.
Price
£ 125.00