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ELLIOT, G[eorge] F[rancis] Scott. Prehistoric man and his story. A sketch of the history of mankind from the earliest times. Seeley, Service & Co. Limited. 1915. First edition.
xvi, 17-398, [2], 16pp. With half-title, publisher's catalogue, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 23 photographic plates, and numerous line illustrations in the text. Original publisher's navy cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight split to head of spine, corners bumped. Lightly foxed, one plate detached.
Price
£ 75.00
ELTON, Charles A.. Poems. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees. 1804. First Edition.
[4], 164pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary half tree-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, with anchor devices to spine compartments. Slightly rubbed, small chip to base of spine. Ink inscription regarding Elton's employment in the 48th Regiment to half-title.
Price
£ 150.00
EMERSON, William. The Doctrine of Proportion, Arithmetical and Geometrical. Together with a General Method of Arguing By Proportional Quantities. Printed By J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to his Majesty. 1763. First edition.
iv, 32pp. [Bound with:] The Elements of Geometry. In which the principal Propositions of Euclid, Archimedes, and others, are demonstrated after the most easy manner. To which is added, A Collection of useful Geometrical Problems. London. Printed for J. Nourse, Bookseller in Ordinary to his Majesty, 1763. viii, 183pp, [1]. With fourteen engraved plates. Finely bound in recent antique-style calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Arnaud de Vitry's copy, with his inserted bookplate-leaf at front.
Price
£ 500.00
ENFIELD, William. The speaker: or, miscellaneous pieces, selected from the best english writers... Printed for Joseph Johnson. 1781. Sixth edition.
xxxiv, 405pp, [1]. With an engraved plate, misbound from second title. This octavo edition appears to be the same setting of type as the duodecimo printing of the same edition and year. [Bound uniformly with;] ENFIELD, WIlliam. Exercises in elocution...intended as a sequel to a work entitled the speaker. London, Printed by W. Eyres, for J. Johnson, 1780. viii, 424pp. With three engraved plates. 8vo. Attractively bound in contemporary polisher cats-paw calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbing to spines, with loss to head and foot of both, without numeral lettering-piece to Vol. II. Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplates to both FEPs.
Price
£ 150.00
EPICTETUS. Epicteti enchiridion Made english. In a Poetical Paraphrase. By ellis walker, M. A.. Printed, for Sam. Keble. 1697. Third edition.
[32], 93pp, [2]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Rubbed, slight surface loss to lower corner of upper board. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary ownership inscription to verso of title-page, occasional spotting/browning.
Price
£ 450.00
ETHERINGTON, George F.. Address delivered to the Cuvierian Natural History Society of Edinburgh, upon the occasion of being elevated to the chair of Vice-President, on Friday, February 26. 1841. P. Rickard. 1841. First edition.
16pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Some dust-soiling to extremities. Occasional spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title 'Henry Lons-dale Esq. M. D. with the kind regards of the author', that is Henry Lonsdale (1816-76), physician to the Cumberland Infirmary, and a political radical, being a friend of Garabaldi, Kossuth and Mazzini.
Price
£ 125.00
EUCLID. Euclidis elementorum Libri Priores Sex, item Undecimus & Duodecimus. Ex Versione Latina frederici commandini. Quibus accedunt Trigononometriae Planae & Sphaericae Elementa. Item Tractatus de Natura & Arithmetica Logarithmorum. In usum Juventutis Academicae. Impensis Henr. Clements. 1715.
[8], 230, [2], 76pp, [4]. Trigononometriae planae & sphaericae elementa has a separate title-page (dated 1731), pagination, and register. With two terminal advertisement leaves, and two engraved folding plates. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed. Bookplate of Charles Benson to FEP, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 375.00
EVANS, Edward. Catalogue of an interesting collection of prints, comprising portraits, views, and miscellaneous subjects; with the names of their respective artists, and enumeration of every circumstance connecting the portraits with the various counties of the united kingdom...Published and sold by edward evans, book and print seller. Printed by J. Nichols and Son, [s.d., c.1830]. First edition.
viii, 71pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. Very light damp-staining to gutter margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
EVANS, Maurice. The aegis of england; or, the triumphs of the late war, as they appear in the Thanks of Parliament, progressively voted to the navy and army; and the communications either oral or written on the subject. Chronologically arranged with notices biographical and military. Printed for The Author. Sold By Longman and Co. et al.. [1817]. First edition.
xxx, [2], 608pp. With half-title. Contemporary blind-tooled half-calf, marbled boards, gilt, marbled edges. Slightly rubbed to extremities, surface loss to top corner of lower board, spine sunned. Foxed throughout.
Price
£ 375.00
EYRE, Edward. The parables of our lord translated into verse, and extended to their practical applications. For the use, more particularly, of young persons. Jarrold and Sons et al.. [1849]. First edition.
viii, [4], 89pp, [1]. With a 6pp publisher's advertisement catalogue, tipped-in errata slip, and an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's blind-tooled green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and marked. Upper hinge split, recent armorial bookplate of 'R. C. Fiske Nth. Walsham' to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
FABYAN, Robert. The Chronicle of Fabian, whiche he nameth the concordaunce of histories, newly perused. And continued from the beginning of Kyng Henry the Seventh, to thende of Queene Mary. John Kyngston. 1559. Fourth edition.
Two volumes bound in one. [24], 46, 46-119, 121-286, 288-369; [2], 562, 562-571pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Early nineteenth-century straight-grained black morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Worn, with loss to surfaces, edges, head and foot of spine, bumping to corners. First three leaves inlaid (without loss of text), b5-6, Vol I., slightly shorter and likely inserted from another copy before rebinding. Occasional marginal/integral tears/paper repairs, small wormhole through to quire q from title, leaf c4v, Vol I., with corrected 'The xlv. Chapter' pasted over the final paragraph of the second column. Very cccasional ink/colour pencil underlining, annotations. Thomas Baker's copy, with his characteristic 'Tho: Baker Coll: Jo: Socius ejectus.' inscription to foot of title. Early Minto shelf label (with motto 'Credunt quod vident') and later bookplate of Thomas Evelyn Scot, 8th Baron Howard de Walden to FEP, along with an early bookseller's/auctioneers description. Variant ending without colophon, concluding on the 'viith Maye'. See ESTC S92506 for earlier state.
Price
£ 3,750.00
FALCONER, William. The shipwreck, a poem...with a life of the author. Printed By James Ballantyne & Co.. 1811.
[4], xviii, [2], 180pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine and lettering-piece, joints split. Slightest of browning, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
FALKNER, William. Libertas Ecclesiastica, or, a discourse, Vindicating the lawfulness of those things, which are chiefly excepted against in the Church of England, especially in its liturgy and worship. And manifesting their agreeableness with the Doctrine and practice both of Ancient and Modern Churches. Printed by J[ohn] M[acock] for Walter Kettilby. 1674. First edition.
[16], 552pp. With an initial imprimatur leaf. Handsomely bound in contemporary panelled calf, richly tooled in gilt, gilt supra libros of The Society of Writers to the Signet to both boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, A.E.G.. Lightly rubbed, slight loss to foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, printed shelf-label to verso of FFEP, very small hole to text of leaf F4 - without loss of sense, small hole to margin of S3, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 500.00
FARQUHAR, John. Sermons on various subjects. Printed for T. Cadell. 1773. Second edition.
In two volumes. viii, [1], 4-241, [1]; [6], 269pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, chipping and slight loss to head and foot of both spines. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
FARQUHAR, [George]. The recruiting officer. A comedy... Printed for John Bell...and C. Etherington. 1776.
84pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in recent tan paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00