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KINGSLEY, Rev. Charles. The limits of exact science as applied to history. An Inaugural Lectures, delivered before the university of cambridge. Macmillan and Co.. 1860. First edition.
[6], 72pp, 23pp of advertisements, [1]. Original publisher's printed boards, spine restored. Rubbed, with loss to spine at head, bumping to corners. Presentation copy, inscribed twice: with 'From the author to Elizabeth Stisted, Eversley Augt. 12th 1861' to head of upper board, and 'Miss Stisted with the Rev. Kingsley's kind regards, Eversley aug 12/61' to head of half title.
Price
£ 250.00
KIPPIS, Andrew. The life of captain james cook. Printed by J. J. Tourneisen. 1788.
Two volumes bound as one. xii, [2], 302, [2]; [4], 326pp. With a publisher's advertisement leaf to the end of Vol. I. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Slight rubbing to joints, insect damage to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamps of the 'Baron de Chapelain' to title-page of Vol. I, very occasional marginal annotations, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 500.00
KIRWAN, Richard. An estimate of the temperature of different latitudes. Printed by J. Davis. 1787. First edition.
viii, 114pp. Later brown cloth with gilt title to spine. Armorial bookplate of the Meteorological Office London to FEP, with ink stamp of same to title. Lightly rubbed.
Price
£ 250.00
KLEIN, F. H.. The foretelling of the weather in connexion with meteorological observations...Together with a description of the telegraphic warning system introduced in the Netherlands, June, 1860, as proposed by the director of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Professor Dr. Buys-Ballot. Benjamin Pardon. 1863. First English edition.
31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Ink-stamps of the Meteorological Society to upper cover and title.
Price
£ 50.00
KNOWLES, Thomas. The passion; or, a descriptive and critical narrative of the incidents, as they occurred, on each day of the week, in which Christ's Sufferings are Commemorated: with reflexions calculated for religious improvement. Printed for Lockyer Davis, in Holborn, Printer to the Royal Society. 1780. First edition.
[8], 213pp, [3]. Contemporary unlettered calf, gilt. Slightly rubbed and a little marked to extremities, very short crack to joints at head of spine. A few gatherings slightly protruding, slight marginal worming at front, else a crisp copy. Inked initials to blank fly-leaf.
Price
£ 250.00
KOHL, J. G.. Austria. Vienna, Prague, Hungary, Bohemia, and the Danube; Galicia, Styria, Moravia, Bukovina, and the military frontier. Chapman and Hall. 1843. First edition.
[8], 532pp. With a half-title. Original publisher's brown blind-tooled cloth, gilt. Some rubbing and soiling to extremities, corners bumped. Hinges cracked, occasional spots of foxing, recent bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP, with the earlier bookplate of Lord Raglan to same. Inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Richard Henry Fitzroy Somerset, from his affectionate sister Kathy, December 28th 1843'.
Price
£ 100.00
L'ESTOILE, Pierre de. Journal du regne de Henri IV. Roi de France et de Navarre. Chez les Freres Vaillant. 1741. First edition.
In four volumes. [10], 502, [30]; [2], 587, [33]; [2], 552, [38]; [2], 534pp, [34]. 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, neat ink annotation to verso of Vol. I title, lightly foxed.
Price
£ 125.00
LABUTTE, R[ene]. A french grammar. To which is prefixed, an analysis relating to that subject. Printed by J. Archdeacon...For W. H. Lunn. 1790. Second edition.
[4], xii, 112pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, some marking. Ink ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf of; 'Mary Smith / 1799', foxed throughout.
Price
£ 300.00
LANDSEER, Thomas. Life and letters of William Bewick (artist). Hurst and Blackett. 1871. First edition.
In two volumes. xii, 300; vii, [1], 262, [2], 16pp. With a half-title to each volume, and engraved portrait frontispiece to Vol. I, and a 16pp. publisher's catalogue to Vol. II. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt to spine. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Quire F of Vol. I detached from text block, else internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in pencil to half-title of Vol. I; 'Presented to John Webb esq. with the (?) regards of his friend Tho. Landseer', and to half-title of Vol. II; 'To John Webb esq. with the affectionate regards of his friend Tho. Landseer.'
Price
£ 150.00
LANG, John Dunmore. The coming event! Or freedom and independence for the seven united provinces of australia. John L. Sherriff. 1870. First edition.
xviii, 453pp, [1]. With an engraved folding map. Partially unopened in original publisher's blind-tooled burgundy cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed and marked, spine sunned. Very occasional marginal chipping, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
LAURIE, John. Tables of simple and compound interest: calculated to ascertain The Amount and Present Worth of Principal Sums and Annuities; with their comparative values, Whether Interest and Annuities be payable Yearly of Half-yearly. With explanation and examples... Printed for the Author; and Sold by W. Creech et al.. 1776. First edition.
viii, 235pp, [1]. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some surface loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp but for partial browning to FFEP and title-page.
Price
£ 350.00
LE BEAU, [Charles]. The history of the lower empire; beginning from Constantine the Great. Translated from the French of M. Le Beau. Volume the first. Printed for T. Davies. 1770. First edition in English.
Volume I, all published. xxxi, [1], 390pp. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards. Without spine panel, rubbed and marked. Paste-downs sprung, short marginal tear to leaf T7, else internally immaculate.
Price
£ 850.00
LE PRINCE DE BEAUMONT, Madame [Jeanne-Marie]. Letters of madame du montier, collected by madame le prince le beaumont. Printed for Hookman and Carpenter. 1797. First edition in English.
In three volumes. [2], xx, 331, [1]; [2], 278; [2], 250pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and a terminal advertisement leaf to Vol. III. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt, marbled edges. Heavily worn, surface loss, boards held by cords only. FFEP of Vol. I detached, ownership inscription to head of all titles, short tear to text of leaf C3, Vol. II, marginal loss to foot of L2, Vol. II, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 650.00
LE VASSOR, Michel. Traite de la maniere d'examiner les differens de religion, dedie' au roy de la grande bretagne. Chez Pierre Brunel. 1697. First edition.
[40], 605pp, [1]. Without terminal (blank?) leaf. Recent black cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent endpapers, recent book-label and ink shelf-marks of the 'Bath Reference Library' to FFEP, ink ownership inscription to head of title; 'Edwd. Tottenham 1829', light browning to title-page.
Price
£ 100.00
LEE, Henry. Poetic impressions. A Pocket Book, with scraps and memorandums. Including the Washing Day, Ironing Day; Brewing Day; Quarter Day; And Saturday. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones. 1817. First edition.
[2], x, 187pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, recently rebacked in brown paper. Slight tear to head of spine, a trifle marked. Lightly foxed and dust-soiled, overall internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'With the author's compts. to / Mr. Gould Read'.
Price
£ 300.00