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[ORNITHOLOGY]. Natural history of birds; containing a familiar survey of the feathered creation, for the amusement and instruction of youth. Printed for John Chappell. c.1820.
40pp. With a hand-coloured woodcut frontispiece and 14 woodcut illustrations in the text. Original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Some marking and slight chipping to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
[OXFORD UNIVERSITY]. The oxford sausage; or, select poetical pieces, written by the most celebrated wits of the university of oxford. Printed by W. Dawson and Co.. 1804. New edition.
[14], 17-224pp. Without half-title? With a woodcut portrait frontispiece and numerous woodcut illustrations in the text. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of light foxing.
Price
£ 75.00
[OXFORD]. [A manuscript token of thanks from parishioners to the Reverend of St. Clement's Church, Oxford on the occasion of his retirement]. [s.n.]. [1936].
[22]ff. Handsomely bound in contemporary navy morocco, lettered in gilt to upper board 'St. Clement's Church Oxford 1919-1936'. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
[PANACHE, Madame]. Historical life of Joanna of Sicily, queen of Naples and countess of Provence: with correlative details of the literature and manners of Italy and Provence in the thirteenth and fourteenth centuries. Printed for Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy. 1824. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, xv, [1], 404; vi, 313pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume, terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. I. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Rubbing and loss to spines, some marking. Ink ownership inscriptions of 'Ann Wells' to blank fly-leaves, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 75.00
[PANORAMA]. [NELSON, Lord]. Panorama, Leicester Square. Short account of lord nelson's defeat of the french at the nile. J. Adlard, Printer. [1799].
Single leaf broadside. With elaborate circular woodcut naval design surrounding a central narrative of the battle. Uncut. Folded horizontally and vertically, some creasing, small central hole and closed tear (both without loss). With manuscript scoring through the word Margate.
Price
£ 950.00
[PARK, Mungo]. Travels in the Interior of Africa. Printed by W. Espy. 1821.
180pp. With a woodcut frontispiece, eight woodcut illustrations in the text, and numerous woodcut vignettes. Contemporary speckled sheep, lettered in gilt. Rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine, splitting to joints. Without FFEP, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 150.00
[PARLIAMENT]. Most glorious speech of his gracious majesty king William IV. On the opening of parliament, Feb. 5 1833. J. Catnach. 1833.
Single leaf broadside. Printed in two columns, woodcut armorial device to head, set within a border of type ornaments. Light browning and four very short tears to margins, a trifle creased.
Price
£ 150.00
[PEACOCK, Thomas Love]. Crotchet Castle, by the Author of Headlong Hall. Published By T. Hookham. 1831. First Edition.
[8], 300pp. Modern buckram-backed paper boards, paper label to spine. With the preliminary advertising leaf. Browning to spine, some marking to upper margins of text.
Price
£ 300.00
[PEEBLES, William]. Poems: Consisting Chiefly of Odes and Elegies. Printed by R. Chapman. Sold by W. Turnbull. 1810. First Edition.
viii, 176pp. With half-title Uncut in original publisher's buff paper boards, paper letting-piece to spine.
Price
£ 150.00
[PERKINS, George]. Clavis homerica, reserans Significationes, Etymologias, Derivationes, Compositiones, & Dialectos omnium vocabulorum, quae in viginti quatuor libris Iliadia Homeris (necnon sere Odysseae) continentur, eodem ordine, quo in ipsis libris leguntur. In gratiam studiosae juventutis. Huic adjicitur brevis Appendix de Dialectis, Authore R.P.N.N. Anglo, Oxoniensi...Opera Ge. Perkins. Typis J. Y. sumptibus Godefridi Emersoni. 1647. Editio tertia [i.e. third edition].
[40], 403pp, [91]. The first and final leaves are blank. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle rubbed. Leaves toned and foxed, extensive annotation to first chapter.
Price
£ 450.00
[PHILIPS, Ambrose]. The free-thinker. [s.n.]. 1722.
In three volumes, comprising numbers 1 to 159 from 24th March 1718 to 28th September 1719. 407, [1]; 364; 395pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, wear and some surface loss to spines and joints, Armorial bookplates to FEPs, all volumes without FFEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 350.00
[PHILIPS, John]. Cyder. A poem. In two books. With the splendid shilling; paradise lost, And Two songs &c. Printed and Sold by H. Hills. 1709. Second edition.
[48]pp. Recent navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, armorial bookplate of 'Sir Nicholas Caren' to verso of blank fly-leaf, shaving to top-edge with occasional loss of pagination numerals, ink-staining to margins - just touching first word of title, remainder of text spared, lightly browned throughout.
Price
£ 75.00
[PHILLIPPS, Sir Thomas]. An Ancient Confirmation Deed, relating to Certain Lands Formerly Possessed by the Abbey of Shaftesbury in the County Of Dorset. Printed By J. Agg. 1818. First Edition.
42pp. Later two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Geo. Matcham Esq ex dono amici Editoris, Thomae Phillipps de Middlehill 1856' to blank fly.
Price
£ 325.00
[PHIPPS, Constantine Henry]. The English in Italy. Printed for Saunders and Otley. 1825. First edition.
In three volumes. [4], ii, 305, [1]; [2], 323, [1]; [2], 318pp. With half-titles. Contemporary emerald green half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Bookplates to all FEPs with ownership name removed, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
[PIDANSAT DE MARIOBERT, Mathieu-Francois]. Anecdotes sur M. la Comtesse du Barri. [s.n.]. 1776.
408pp. Partly uncut in original publisher's pink paper boards, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Heavy rubbing to extremities with extensive surface loss to spine, spots of soiling, ink inscription of 'Dalhousie' to upper board. Occasional dust-soiling, hole to top margin of A12, touching text but with no loss of sense, marginal loss to Q5 due to burning, scorch mark touching though not obscuring text, pen trials to recto of FFEP, armorial bookplate of Earl of Dalhousie to FEP. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 75.00