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DARWIN, Charles. Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of south america visited during the voyage of h.m.s. 'beagle'. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1876. Second edition.
xiii, [1], 647pp, [1]. With half-title, two folding maps and five folding plates. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 1,500.00
DARWIN, Charles. Geological observations on the volcanic islands and parts of south america visited during the voyage of h.m.s. 'beagle'. Smith, Elder, & Co.. 1891. Third edition.
xiii, [1], 647pp, [1]. With half-title, two folding maps and five folding plates. Unopened in original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Very occasional light spotting, short tear to one map, chipping to final leaf. A very good copy.
Price
£ 750.00
DARWIN, Charles. The variation of animals and plants under domestication. John Murray. 1888. Second edition, sixth thousand.
In two volumes. xiv, 473, [1]; x, 495, [1], With numerous engraved illustrations in the text. and a 32pp publisher's advertisement catalogue to Vol. II. Very slight rubbing a marking to extremities. Contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of S. H. Hammond to FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 500.00
DAVIDSON, Robert. Poems. Printed for the author, by W. Easton. 1825. First edition.
168pp. With half-title. Contemporary green sheep, gilt. Slightly rubed to extremities, Some spotting and browning to text. Inscribed (by the author?) 'Robert Davidson, Morebattle 1846' to head of title, very occasional ink underlining to text.
Price
£ 375.00
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 LA MARE, F[rederick] A[rchibald]. G. B. Lancaster 1873-1945: a tribute. Printed for Private Circulation [The Waikato Times]. [1945]. First edition.
17pp, [2]. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle dust-soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'E. M. Sladden / from F. A. de la Mare / 6th August 1957'.
Price
£ 50.00
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
DEARDEN, William. The star-seer: a poem, In Five Cantos. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green, & Longman. 1837. First edition.
[5], x-xv, [1], 173pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's drab cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities heavily marked and sunned. Recent book-label of J. O. Edwards to FEP, endpapers lightly soiled. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of half-title; 'Presented to Mrs. J. Ward / as a proof of the Author's / appreciation of her / intellectual qualities / by / Wm. Dearden, / the Author.'
Price
£ 175.00
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.
L, [3], 54-104pp. Uncut, in original publisher's green cloth backed plain paper boards, paper title label. Some rubbing and marking, upper board a little warped, slight loss to cloth at spine, lettering piece rubbed away. Occasional marking internally.
Price
£ 150.00
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