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DAVENANT, William. Madagascar; with other Poems. Printed for Humphrey Moseley. 1648. Second edition.
[12], 84, 92-115, 117-140pp. Nineteenth-century half calf, marbled boards, gilt. Marbled endpapers. A little rubbed, upper board soiled. Neat later biographical notes (reporting contemporary gossip relating Shakespeare perhaps being more than Davenant's god-father) in manuscript to a blank fly-leaf. 'In felicitate felix' inscribed in early manuscript to title. Occasional marking, including a little to title, sporadic shaving to title and pagination.
Price
£ 950.00
DAVIES, William H[enry]. Foliage. Various poems. Elkin Mathews. 1913. First edition.
63pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Lightly foxed.
Price
£ 50.00
DAWSON, Thomas. An Account of a Safe and Efficacious Medicine in Sore-Eyes and Eye-Lids. Sold By J. Johnson. 1782. First Edition.
[4], 15pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound behind:] WARE, James. Remarks on the Ophthalmy, Psorophthalmy, and Purulent Eye. With Methods of Cure, considerably different from those commonly used; and Cases annexed, in Proof of their Utility. London. Printed for Charles Dilly, 1780. First Edition. vii, [1], 133pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] WARNER, Joseph. A Description of the Human Eye, and its Adjacent Parts; Together with their Principal Diseases, and the Methods proposed for relieving them. London. Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1775. Second Edition. x, 109pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed, vellum tipped marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, lower joint cracked. Short manuscript contents list in an early hand to FEP.
Price
£ 600.00
DE LA HODE [LA MOTHE]. Histoire des Revolutions de France, ou l'on voit comment cette monarchie s'est formee, & les divers changemens qui y sont arrivez par rapport a son Etendue & a son gouvernement... Chez Pierre Gosse, & Adrien Moetjens. 1738. First edition.
In four volumes. [10], 383, [1]; [2], 576; 370; [2], 520pp. Title-pages in red and black. Recent brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent bookplate, ink shelf marks, and paper slips of the Bath Municipal Reference Library to blank fly-leaves, with their occasional embossed stamps throughout, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 200.00
DE LABORDE, Leon. Journey through arabia petraea, to mount sinai, and the excavated city of petra, the edom of the prophecies. John Murray. 1836. First ediiton.
xxviii, 331pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved folding map, and 24 engraved plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities sunned and a trifle soiled. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 375.00
DE PUIS, Guillaume. Guilielmi puteani, Medici Grationopolitani, de occultis pharmacorum purgantium facultatib. Deque Veris ipsarum Causis, Libri duo. Quibis adjecta est Appendicula, de purgatrice Medicamentorum Facultate. Auctore Jacobo Cusinoto... Sumpt. Michaelis Duhan. 1664. Second edition.
[16], 206pp, [2]. With extra-engraved title and final blank. Finely bound in contemporary English red morocco, panelled in gilt with further gilt to spine. Marbled pastedowns, A.E.G. Slightly rubbed and a little marked, bumping to corners, else a handsome copy. Robert Traver's copy, with his ink inscription 'Liber Robert Travers, M.D., e Coll. S. Trinitatis apud Dublinienses' to verso of blank fly-leaf, and a rather charming manuscript note signed 'S' opposite the engraved-title: 'This book was given me by my learned friend Dr. Robert travers who many years ago paid a high price for it at a Book-auction. Fleming, a dealer in second-hand books ran up the bidding...he thought it was a rare treatise on purgatory'. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP.
Price
£ 1,750.00
DE SEGRAIS, Jean Regnault. Diverses poesies. Chez Antoine Sommaville. 1659.
[18], 169pp, [1]. Finely bound by Ottmann-Duplanil in nineteenth-century calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt armorial devices to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, bookplates to FEP of 'H.M.' and Robert J. Hayhurst respectively, spots of soiling to text of D5 with loss of a couple of characters to each page, very slight marginal loss to L6 and P4, light damp-staining to final two gatherings.
Price
£ 275.00
DEAN, John. Microscopic anatomy of the lumbar enlargement of the spinal cord. Welch, Bigelow, and Company, Printers to the University. 1861. First Edition.
[4], 21pp, [1]. With four (lithographed?) microscopic plates. Later marbled paper boards with green morocco gilt lettering-piece, with original printed paper upper wrapper bound in. Presentation copy, inscribed 'With the respects of the author' to head of title. Some browning, spotting and damp-staining to text and plates, neat marginal repairs to plates at gutter.
Price
£ 250.00
DELILLE, [Jacques]. The garden; or the art of laying out grounds. Translated from the french of the abbe de lille. Printed for T. Cadell. 1789. First English edition.
[iii], vii, [1], 188pp. Without half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
DELISLE DE SALES, Jean-Baptiste-Claude. Paradoxes par un citoyen. Premiere partie. [s.n.]. 1775. First edition.
xii, 13-123, [9], 269-276pp. Uncut in original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Substantial loss to spine, text-block holding firm by cords. Internally clean and crisp, a very good copy.
Price
£ 100.00
DELLA PAGLIA, Antonio. Aonii Palearii Verulani Epistolarum Lib IIII. Orationes XIIII. De Animorum Immortalitate.... Apud Thomam Guarinum.
609pp, [15]. [Bound with] ARNULF, Bishop of Lisieux. Epistolae Arnulphi Episcopi Lexoviensis, Nunquam antehac in lucem editae. Ex Bibliotheca Odonis Turnebi Hadriani F. Parisis, 1585. Apud Joannem Richerium. First Edition. [12], 119ff, [1]. Contemporary half tawed-pigskin, with medallion and sword/shield rolls to sides, over black vellum. Later paper lettering-pieces to compartments. A fine copy, with only light wear to extremities, bumping to corners. Graham Pollard's copy, with a note concerning Della Paglia's encounters with the inquisition and a bibliographical note on the two states of the title page.
Price
£ 1,250.00
DENNISTON, Capt. [James]. The battle of craignilder, a very ancient gallovidian ballad; arranged for publication, with an introduction and notes. Published by R. Cadell; & R. Griffin and Co.. 1832. First edition.
xlix, [3], 54-104pp. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and soiling, slight loss to title label. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
Price
£ 150.00
DESCLOZEAUX, Adrien. Gabrielle d'Estrees. Arthur Humphreys. 1907. First English edition.
vi, 330pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cream cloth backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
Price
£ 50.00
DESLANDES, M. [Andre-Francois]. An essay on maritime power and commerce; Particularly those of France. In an epistolary discourse, Address'd to the Count de Maurepas, Secretary of State, and of the Marine. Printed for Paul Vaillant. 1743. First English edition.
xii, 163pp, [1]. Rebound in modern blue paper boards. Ink inscription (Mich. Kearney) to head of title. Browning to leaf margins throughout though not effecting text. Some marginal loss to X4.
Price
£ 125.00
DIBDIN, C[harles], Jun.. Mirth and Metre: Consisting of Poems, Serios, Humorous, and Satirical; Songs, Sonnets, Ballads, & Bagatelles.. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1807. First Edition.
[12], 163, [1], *163-4, 165-260pp. Nineteenth-century half calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed to extremities. Occasional spotting/light soiling to text. Early wreath ink-stamp to FFEP.
Price
£ 100.00