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ALISON, Archibald. Essays on the nature and principles of taste. Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne, J. Moore &c.. 1790. First Irish edtion.
viii, [3], 384pp. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with earlier contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight soiling to title, marginal browning throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
ALISON, Archibald. The life of John Duke of Marlborough with some account of his contemporaries and of the war of the succession. William Blackwood and Sons. 1852. First edition.
In two volumes.xx, 450, 24; xiv, 476pp. With publisher's catalogue to rear of volume I, and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's brown cloth, gilt. Light rubbing, spines sunned, corners bumped. Sporadic foxing, occasional slight loss to margins, short marginal tears to P5 and P6 of volume I - just touching text but with no loss of sense. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'From the author'.
Price
£ 250.00
ALLBUT, J.. Elements of useful knowledge. Printed for the Author by T. Allbut, 1803-1805.
Four parts of ten only, numbered VI, VII, IX, and X respectively. Part VI, from the fourth edition, dated 1803. The three remaining parts are dated 1805, being the seventh edition. With an engraved frontispiece to each part. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Extremities rubbed, creased, and a trifle marked, with some slight chipping. Offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
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£ 200.00
ALLEN, James. history of australia, from 1787 to 1882. Mason, Firth & M'Cutcheon. 1882. First edition.
[2], iv, xii, 320pp, v-xii, [2]. With 14 pages of illustrated advertisements to front and rear. Original publisher's blue buckram, lettered in gilt. Heavily sunned and marked, corners bumped. Very small hole to gutter margin of title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
ALLESTREE, Richard. The causes of the Decay of Christian Piety. Or an impartial survey Of the Ruines of christian religion, Undermin'd by Unchristian Practice. Written by the Author of the whole duty of man. Printed by R. Norton for T. Garthwait. 1667. First edition.
[20], 452pp. With initial imprimatur leaf, title-page vignette engraved by Wenceslaus Hollar and two engraved plates. Finely bound in contemporary panelled red morocco, gilt, spine richly so. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, with slight loss to corners and small worm-hole to lower joint at head of spine. Closed tear without loss to R5. Later armorial bookplate to FEP. With two examples of early female ownership; an inked gift inscription reading 'Christiana Isabella Harvey her booke. Given by the Reverend Dr. Nicholas Novemb. 7. 1686' and further inscription of 'Isabella L'Estrange', both two blank fly-leaves.
Price
£ 950.00
ALLIBOND, John. Rustica academiae oxoniensis Nuper Reformatae descriptio, In Visitatione Fanatica Octobris sexto, &c. Anno Domini 1648 cum Comitiis ibidem Anno sequente: Et aliis notatu non Indignis. Impensis G. Redmayne. [1700?]. Third edition.
19pp, [1]. Stitched into original marbled paper wrappers. A trifle dog-earred, with some loss to spine, tearing/creasing to extremities, but nevertheless a remarkable survival in unsophisticated condition
Price
£ 950.00
ANACREAON. MOORE, Thomas. Odes of anacreon, translated into english verse with notes. In two volumes. Printed for J. Carpenter. 1806. Sixth edition.
[iii]-xv, [1], [5]-163, [1]; 146pp. With engraved portrait frontispieces of both Moore and Anacreon. Without half-title to first volume. Beautifully bound in contemporary full vellum, gilt. Blue silk endpapers, A.E.G. and gauffered. Slightly warped, a little marking, slight damp-staining to fly-leaves of Vol I, else a fine set.
Price
£ 250.00
ANCELL, S[amuel]. A circumstantial journal Of the long and tedious blockade and siege of gibraltar, from the twelfth of september, 1779...to the third day of february, 1783, containing An Authentic Account of the most Remarkable Transactions, in which the Enemy's Motions, Works, Approaches, Firings, &c. are particularly described. Printed by Charles Wosencraft. 1784.
290pp. With an engraved folding frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Contemporary sheep, later rebacked and recornered, with contemporary red morocco lettering-piece laid-on. Rubbed and a trifle marked. Hinges exposed, slightest of loss to bottom corner of Mm, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 450.00
ANDERSON, Robert. Ballads in the Cumberland Dialect chiefly by R. Anderson, with notes and a glossary: the remainder by various authors, several of which have been never before published. Printed by R. Hetherton and sold by B. Crosby and Co....and by F. Jollie and Sons. 1808. Third Edition.
vi, 258pp. With engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in early twentieth-century red morocco, gilt, by E. Worral, Birmingham, with his ticket to FEP. Marbled endpapers, fore- and bottom edges uncut. Occasional soiling to text, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
ANDERSON, Robert. Ballads in the Cumberland Dialect...with notes and a glossary. Printed by W. Hodgson, and sold by B. Crosby and Co. and W. Clarke, London. 1805. First Edition.
viii, [2], 174pp. Recent paper boards. Sporadic marking to text.
Price
£ 125.00
ANSALDI, Casto Innocenzi. Casti Innocentis Ansaldi De Sacro Et Publico Apud Ethnicos Pictarum Tabularum Cultu. In Regio Typographeo. 1768. Second Edition.
[8], 330pp, [1]. Contemporary Italian vellum, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Fine, but for chipping to lettering-piece and marking to extremities. The Heber-Mendham copy, with 'Bibliotheca Heberiana' ink-stamp to FFEP, below ink inscription (Dr Gossett's Sale, 7s), and Law Society bookplate to FEP, also with pencilled shelfmarks of the Mendham collection.
Price
£ 450.00
ANSTEY, C[hristopher]. Ad C. W. Bampfylde, Arm: epistola poetica familiaris, in qua continentur Tabulae quinque ab eo excogitatae, quae personas repraesentant poematis cujusdam anglicani, cui titulus An election ball. Impensis Auctoris excudebat S. Hazard. 1776. First edition.
42pp. With an engraved title vignette and five engraved illustrations in the text. Stitched, as issued. Light toning to title and terminal leaf, offsetting from engravings, some marginal chipping and minor tearing, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 250.00
ANTONINUS, Augustus. Antonini Iter Britanniarum commentariis illustratum Thomae Gale, S. T. P. nuper Decani Ebor. Opus posthumum revisit, auxit, edidit R. G. Accessit anonymi Ravennatis Britannae chorographia, Cum Autographo Regis Galliae Mso. & codice Vaticano collata; Adjiciuntur conjecturae plurimae, cum nominibus locorum Anglicis, quotquot iis assignari potuerint. Impensis M. Atkins in Coemeterio D. Pauli. 1709. First edition.
[2], x, viii, 151pp, [17]. With an engraved folding map and two folding plates. Handsomely bound in nineteenth century red morocco, gilt. Minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp, a fine copy.
Price
£ 500.00
AOUST, M. L'Abbe. Analyse infinitesimale des courbes tracees sur une surface quelconque. Gauthier-Villars. 1869. First edition.
xl, 314pp. Contemporary blue half calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss, spine heavily sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
ARAGO, [Francois]. Life of James Watt...to which are subjoined, memoir on machinery considered in relation to the porperity of the working classes, by m. arago; and historical account of the discovery of the composition of water, by lord brougham. Adam & Charles Black et al.. 1839. Second edition.
[2], 142pp. With half-title. Original publisher's dark buckram, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Hinges exposed, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 100.00