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BAILLY, [Jean Sylvian]. Lettres sur l'origine des sciences, et sur celle des peuples de l'asie, Adressees a M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & precedes de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire a l'Auteur. Chez M. Elmesly, Chez De Bure. 1777.
[4], 348pp. Contemporary sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some surface loss, small worm-holes and slight loss to foot of spine. Ink-stamp to FEP of Ben Damph Forest, the family library of the Earls of Lovelace, alongside ink inscription of 'King', marginal worming to latter half of text-block.
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£ 200.00
BAINBRIGGE, [Philip]. Description of an improved sextant, invented by Lieut.-Col. Bainbrigge, A. Q. M. G. Extracted from No. XII. of Morgan and Creuze's "Papers on Naval Architecture, and other Subjects connected with Naval Science.". Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills. 1831. First offprint edition.
15pp, [1]. With a folding diagram of the sextant in question bound as frontispiece. Recent lilac paper wraps. Slight creasing to cover. Light spots of foxing in places, mild offsetting from diagram to title, occasional ink annotations to margins and text. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title 'The Right Honorable Lord John George Beresford, Primate of all Ireland, with the author's most respectful compliments'.
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£ 250.00
BAKER, Henry. Medulla poetarum romanorum: or, the Most Beautiful and Instructive passages of the roman poets... Printed for D. Midwinter et al.. 1737. First edition.
In two volumes. [12], 555, [1]; [2], 545pp, [11]. Parallel English and Latin text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slightest of marking, chipping to lettering-pieces. Loss to bottom corner of Z, Vol. I - just clipping catch-word, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
BAKER, Pacifus. O.S.F.. The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations.... Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham. 1759. Second Edition.
viii, [3], 10-270pp, [1]. Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov 18. 1905, with the bookplate of Joseph Gillow to verso.
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£ 250.00
BAKER, Richard. Meditations and disquisitions upon the Lords Prayer. Printed by Anne Griffin, for Anne Bouler. 1637. Second edition, corrected and amended.
[8], 213pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, small worm-hole to foot of spine, naive repair to head, lettering-piece detached and chipped. Hinges exposed, recent bookplate pf 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, browning to gutters of O1-2, marginal worm-trail to latter half of text-block.
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£ 450.00
BALLANTYNE, R[obert] M[ichael]. The rover of the andes: A tale of adventure in south america. James Nisbet & Co.. 1885. First edition.
vii, [1], 431, [1], 8pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle marked/sunned. Contemporary ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, very lightly dust-soiled, occasional marginal chipping.
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£ 75.00
BALME, [Claude]. Traite historique et pratique du scorbut, chez l'homme et les animaux... Chez L'Auteur et al.. 1819. First edition.
[6], 336pp. With half-title. Recent decorated paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Foxed. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of half-title.
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£ 250.00
BARBAULD, Mrs. [Anna Laetitia]. A TUSCAN.. Inni Giovenili della Signora Barbauld. Stampato per N. Hailes. 1829. Second edition.
xii, 132pp. With half-title. Original publisher's brown buckram, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board reading 'Mrs. Barbauld's / Hymns for Children, / in Italian. / Price 2s. 6d.' Spine a trifle worn, light marking to boards, else fine; internally immaculate.
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£ 300.00
BARCLAY, John. Select anecdotes and instructive incidents, taken from publications of several members of the Society of friends, chiefly illustrative of their sentiments and conduct on various occasions. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1822.
iv, [1], 1-261pp, [17]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
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£ 50.00
BARCLAY, Rachel. Select pieces of poetry, intended to promote piety and virtue in the minds of young people. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1795. First edition.
[4], v, [2], vi-viii, 168pp. With half title and inserted errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, with slight loss at head of spine, small crack to upper joint. Several leaves protruding from text block, occasional marking. Presentation copy, inscribed by the husband of the late compiler 'Jane Gurney from David Barclay' to head of half-title.
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£ 450.00
BARETTI, Joseph. An introduction to the most useful european languages, consisting of select passages, From the most celebrated english, french, italian, and spanish authors... Printed for T. Davies...and T. Cadell. 1772. First edition.
[8], 469pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of half-title, ink gift inscription to head of title-page, occasional spotting, light damp-staining.
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£ 250.00
BARRINGTON, Shute. A Charge Delivered to the Clergy Of the Diocese of Sarum at the Primary Visitation of That Diocese, In the Year MDCCLXXXIII By Shute Lord Bishop of Sarum. [s.n.]. 1783.
[4], 24pp. Uncut in original paper wraps with later stitching, inscribed in ink to upper wrapper 'The Revd. Mr Clark Curate of Chadleworth'. As the present copy bears the name of an English clergyman in the Marlborough area, it is possible that Shute Barrington (1734-1826) distributed this short encouragement of residency, activity and diligence given on his translation to Salisbury to his subordinates in the Sarum See. One of three editions and formats appearing in the first year of publication; all are scarce, with this present edition recorded by ESTC in nine copies at seven locations worldwide. ESTC T53324.
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£ 125.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
BARTLET, J[ohn]. Pharmacopoeia Hippiatrica: or, the Gentleman Farrier's Repository, of Elegant and approved Remedies for the diseases of horses; In two books. Containing, I. The Surgical; II. The Medical Part of Practical Farriery... Printed for T. Pote. 1766. Second edition.
xiv, 400, 393-394pp. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Rubbing to spine, joints split, some surface loss to boards.Internally clean and crisp, armorial bookplate to FEP with motto 'Labor Ipse Voluptas' alongside ink-stamp of Ben Damph Forest, library of the Earls of Lovelace, ink annotation to RFEP.
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£ 250.00
BATH, Elizabeth. Poems, on various occasions. Printed by J. Desmond. 1806. First edition.
187pp, [1]. [Bound after:] OPIE, Mrs. [Amelia]. Poems. London. Printed for T. N. Longman and O. Rees, 1802. First edition. iv, 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece. 8vo. Bound by T. Miller of Bristol in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Lightly rubbed. Very occasional light spotting, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00