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BECK, Thomas. Poetic Amusement, Consisting of a Sample of Sonnets, Epistolary Poems, Moral Tales, and Miscellaneous Pieces. Printed for Maxwell and Wilson. 1809. First Edition.
xi, [1], 204pp. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth backed paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Worn, with loss to spine and boards. Ink stamp of William T. Harris to FFEP. Foxing to text.
Price
£ 150.00
BEKE, Charles T[ilstone]. The french and english in the red sea. Taylor and Francis. 1862. Second edition.
30pp, [2]. Disbound. Remnants of paper wrappers to spine, ink manuscript annotations to title; 'To be returned to Mr. Beke / J.V.P.' and 'Communicated to the Foreign Office 1862' respectively, occasional slight chipping and marginal loss.
Price
£ 75.00
BELFOUR, John. Music, A Didatic Poem, In Five Cantos. Translated from the Spanish of Don Tomas de Yriarte, into English verse. Printed for Wm. Miller. 1807. First Edition.
[iii]-xxix, [5], 192pp. With engraved portrait frontispiece and terminal errata slip, without half-title. Contemporary half-calf over terracotta paper boards, gilt. Rubbed, lower joint splitting, upper joint cracked with some loss at head and foot. Bookplate removed from FEP.
Price
£ 150.00
BELFOUR, John. Spanish Heroism; Or, a Battle of Roncesvalles. A Metrical Romance. Printed for Vernor, Hood, and Sharpe. 1809. First Edition.
ix, [3], 277pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf over marbled boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed to extremities, bump to fore-edges, sporadic foxing.
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£ 150.00
BENNETT, John Hughes. Physiology as a branch of general education and of natural science for students in arts. An address delivered to the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, November 6, 1868. Edmonston and Douglas. 1869. First edition.
19pp. Disbound. All leaves creased down centre, discolouration to title margins with some foxing.
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£ 75.00
BENNETT, John Hughes. The Present State of the Theory and Practice of Medicine: An Introductory Lecture to the Class of the Institutes of Medicine in the University of Edinbugh. Delivered November 6, 1855. Sutherland and Knox. 1855. First Edition.
23pp, [1]. Sewn self-wraps. Marking to wraps, with vertical crease.
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£ 75.00
BENTLEY, Samuel. Poems on various occasions: consisting of original pieces and translations. Printed for the Author, by J. D. Cornish. 1774. First edition.
[2], xxiv, 205pp, [1]. Without half-title. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Boards rubbed with some surface loss. Hinges cracked, ink inscriptions to recto of FFEP and head of title, occasional light dust-soiling.
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£ 150.00
BERNARD, Edward. Edvardi Bernardi de mensuris et ponderibus antiquis libri tres. E Theatro Seldonio [sic]. 1688. Editio altera, purior & duplo locupletior.
[16], 261pp, [83]. An engraved folding plate and three tables, two of which folding. Contemporary blind-stamped speckled calf, black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. A trifle rubbed and scuffed, slight splitting to joints. Slight marginal loss to Hh, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 300.00
BERQUIN, M. [Arnaud]. Pieces Choisies De L'Ami Des Enfans De M. Berquin. A L'Usage Des Ecoles. Imprime Par W. Et C. Spilsbury. Pour A. Dulau. 1798. Seconde Edition, Revue et Corrigee.
[2], iv, [2], 144, 157-240, 243-366pp. With a half-title and engraved frontispiece, and complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary sheep, gilt ruling to spines. Rubbed with cracking and some loss to joints. Oval-shaped bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP. Occasional light mark to text.
Price
£ 125.00
BEWICK, Thomas. A history of british birds. Printed by Charles Henry Cook, for R. E. Bewick. 1832.
In two volumes. xl, 386; xxii, 424pp. With 320 engraved illustrations of birds, 302 engraved tail-pieces, and 14 figures in the text. Contemporary calf, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed, marking to boards. Slight wear to marbled endpapers, private ink-stamps to FFEPs, occasional spotting.
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£ 150.00
BISSET, James.. The Patriotic Clarion, [or Britannia's Call to Glory! Original Songs Written on the Threatened Invasion]. Printed By M. Swinney...for the Author, and May be Had at His Museum. 1803. Second Edition.
vii, [1], 7-34pp. With extra-engraved title page. Blue half-calf, gilt, over buckram boards by Riviere. Uncut, with original yellow wraps bound in. Lightly rubbed to extremities.
Price
£ 200.00
BLACKET, Joseph. Specimens of the Poetry of Joseph Blacket, With an Account of his Life and some Introductory Observations by Mr. Pratt. Printed, for the Author, by Galabin and Marchant. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 143pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Stained, cracking to upper joint. Occasional marginal tearing, else internally fine.
Price
£ 250.00
BLACKMORE, Richard. Prince Arthur. An heroick poem. In ten books... Printed for J. Tonson. 1714. Fourth edition, revised.
[24], 341pp, [19]. With two terminal leaves of publisher's advertisements. Contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed throughout, marginal loss to publisher's advertisements.
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£ 100.00
BLACKWALL, Anthony. An introduction to the classics: Containing, A Short Discourse on their excellencies; and Directions how to Study them to Advantage: With an essay, on the Nature and Use of those Emphatical and Beautiful Figures which give Strength and Ornament to Writing. Printed for George Mortlock et al.. 1719. Second edition.
[8], 272pp, [8]. Contemporary panelled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed, very slight loss to head of spine. Foxed throughout, FFEP separating, paper label to FEP with ink numerals and the inscription of 'Jn. Hudson 1786' pasted over earlier bookplate of Simmons and Kirkby's circulating library, paper label to recto of FFEP obscuring earlier ink inscription and bearing an ink manuscript poem reading 'I am John Hudson's book, Steal me not I pray, But take me up and in me look, But carry me not away, If to a Friend he should me lend, That they may by me learn, Pray don't forget me home to send, And do to me no harm.'
Price
£ 150.00
BLACKWOOD, Robert Melvin. The Battles of the British Army. Being a popular account of all the principal engagements during the last hundred years. Simpkin, Marshall, Hamilton, Kent, & Co.. c.1905. Second edition.
472pp. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Slight wear to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp, recent armorial bookplate to FEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy.
Price
£ 75.00