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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
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
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
DENTON, F[rancis] M[edforth]. Relativity and common sense. At the University Press. 1924. First edition.
xvii, [1], 279pp, [1]. With half-title. Original publisher's olive green cloth, lettered and ruled in black. Very slight rubbing and spotting. A near fine copy. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016).
Price
£ 100.00
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, T[homas]. The last lays of the last of the three dibdins... Harding and King. 1833. First edition.
viii, 158pp, [1]. With a list of subscribers. Contemporary green half-calf, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities rubbed. Marbled endpapers, occasional spotting.
Price
£ 50.00
DICKENS, Charles. The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club. Chapman and Hall. 1862.
xiv, [2], 609pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and frontispiece, and 41 engraved plates by Seymour and Phiz to boards. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt, decorated with barley twist in blind to boards. Added gilt armorial device to base of spine, matching the herald of the nineteenth-century owner displayed on the bookplate. A clean copy, with light fading to spine, a some tearing to head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. Lower joint split, and hinge at some point repaired - very neatly, possibly (even by the original binder?). Bookplate of Thomas Glazebrooke Rylands to FEP, internally a clean and fresh copy.
Price
£ 100.00
DILWORTH, Thomas. The Schoolmasters Assistant: Being a Compendium of Arithmetic, Both Practical and Theoretical. In Five Parts... Printed and Sold By Richard and Henry Causton (Successors to the Late Mrs Henry Kent). 1773. Eighteenth edition.
xiv, [10], 192pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a folding table 'Of Converging Series'. Contemporary calf. Worn with some surface loss, joints starting. Pen trials and loss to FFEP, spots of foxing and dust-soiling, occasional ink annotations to text.
Price
£ 75.00
DODSWORTH, Mrs. Fugitive Pieces. Printed by Simmons and Kirkby. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 107pp, [1]. Contemporary marbled calf, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss and chipping to spine, cracking to joints, lacking lettering-piece.
Price
£ 350.00
DONN, James. PURSH, Frederick. Hortus Cantabrigiensis; or, a catalogue of plants indigenous and exotic. Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor, for White, Cochrange, and Co.... 1815. Eighth edition.
[4], 355pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary speckled calf. Neat repair to lower joint at base of spine, very slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. With the armorial bookplate of S.F. Granad, with motto 'Time Tryeth Truth', ink inscription of the same to head of title/p.9, and small pin-prick book-stamp to title and initial leaves of text.
Price
£ 125.00
DONNAY, Maurice. Amants: comedie en cinq actes. Paul Ollendorff. 1897. First edition.
[6], 258pp, [2]. Near contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G., with original publisher's printed paper wrappers bound in. A trifle rubbed, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, bookplate of Gladys de Grey to FEP, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title; 'a Lady Grey / un respectueux hommage / Maurice Donnay / Decembre 1896'.
Price
£ 200.00