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PLATINA, Bartolomeo. B. Platinae Cremonensis Opus, De Vitis ac Gestis Summorum Pontificum ad sixtum IIII. Pont. Max. deductum. Fideliter a litera ad literum denuo impressum, secundum duo Exemplaria, quorum unum suit vivente adhuc auctore, Anno M.CCCC.LXXIX. alterum anno M.D.XXIX. [s.n.]. 1645.
[44], 794pp. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle worn. Ink inscription of 'Thom. Matheson 1827' to recto of FFEP, ink annotation to verso, two ink inscriptions to title being 'C.J. Heise.' and 'Sum ex libris Henrici Woltoni. 1651.' respectively, light toning to leaves, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
PLINIUS SECUNDUS, Gaius. Histoire naturelle des animaux par pline. Traduction nouvelle, avec le texte en raged, par P.-C.-B. Gueroult. De L'Imprimerie de Delance et Lesueur. 1802.
In three volumes. [4], xiv, 487, [3]; [4], 416; [4], 402pp, [2]. Recent red cloth, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Light browning to preliminaries, final gathering of Vol. III detached, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
POLLOCK, John. War and revolution in Russia. Constable & Co. Ltd.. 1918. First edition.
xviii, 280pp, [4]. With half-title, photographic frontispiece, and two terminal advertisement leaves. Original publisher's tan cloth, lettered in black. Very slight rubbing and bumping to extremities. Occasional pencil annotations to text, else an internally clean and crisp copy. Signed by the author 'John Pollock' to recto of FFEP, ink manuscript correction to a single word of preliminaries likely in the author's hand.
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£ 150.00
POMEY, Francois. [TOOKE, Andrew]. The pantheon, Representing the Fabulous Histories of the Heathen gods And most Illustrious heroes in a Short, Plain, and Familiar Method, by Way of dialogue...for the Use of Schools. Printed for Robert Clavel. 1701. Third edition.
[6], 410pp, [6]. With an engraved frontispiece, and 16 further engraved plates (one of which folding). Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. A trifle rubbed. Slight loss to FEP, with later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst and private library shelf-labels pasted on, short marginal tear to leaf D3, folding plate partially naively coloured, lightly toned.
Price
£ 300.00
POPE, [Alexander]. Temple of fame: a vision. Printed for Bernard Lintott. 1715. First edition.
52pp, [4]. With half-title and two terminal leaves proposing the publication of the Urry edition of Chaucer. Recent calf-backed, brown buckram boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, slightest of damp-staining to half-title, very occasional light spotting, overall a very good copy.
Price
£ 350.00
PORNY, M[ark] A[nthony]. The elements of heraldry... Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson et al.. 1795. Fifth edition.
xxiv, 278pp, [80]. With 24 copper-plates and numerous illustrations in the text. Uncut in original publisher's tan paper boards. Without spine, heavily rubbed and worn.
Price
£ 75.00
PORQUET, Monsieur Louis Fenwick de. Le tresor de l'ecolier francais; or, the art of translating english into french, by means of an english and french index at the end of the book, Of all the Words contained in the Tresor; being a compendium of the most useful words used in conversation; In Order to acquire both a theoretical & practical or colloquial Knowledge of that Language. On a new system, unknown to modern teachers. A work intended only for those who have learned the first rudiments of that language. Printed for the author, by Meggy & Chalk. Sold by Baldwin, Craddock, & Joy. 1825. First edition.
[10], 150pp. Stab-stitched within contemporary (original?) roan-backed paper boards, gilt. Slightly rubbed, contents a trifle shaken. Contemporary ink and pencilled inscriptions/notes to endpapers and blank fly-leaves, occasional pencilled markings to text, else a remarkably crisp copy.
Price
£ 150.00
PORTAL, Antione. Observations sur la nature et sur le traitement du rachitisme, ou des courbures de la colonne vertebrale, et de celles des extremities superieures et inferieures. Chez Merlin. 1797. First edition.
viii, 388pp. With half-title. Contemporary sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, marbled endpapers. Rubbed, spine discoloured. Half-title browned, leaves lightly toned/spotted. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 200.00
PORTER, R.. The pleasures of home, with other poems. Baldwin, Cradock, and Joy et al.. 1821. Second edition.
[4], ii, [2], 128pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone plain paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Spine a trifle rubbed, light marking to boards, loss to lettering-piece. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'Mr. Edwd. Brooks - / with R. Porter's, christian regard, / Oct. 2 - 1821 -'.
Price
£ 200.00
PORTEUS, Right Rev. Beilby. A Brief Confutation of the Errors of the Church of Rome. Extracted from Archbisop Secker's Five Sermons Against Popery; And Published for the Use of the Diocese of Chester.. Printed By John Rivington for J.F. And C. Rivington.... 1781. First Edition.
[8], 81pp. Original publisher's stitched blue paper wraps, some wear and creasing to edges. Contemporary ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. Lightly soiled.
Price
£ 100.00
POTTER, John Philips. The moralist; or, essays on the means of Moral Education. Addressed to parents. Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington...and J. Parker. 1821. First edition.
[3], vi-viii, 166pp, [2]. Without half-title. Handsomely bound in contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing and marking to extremities. Lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. From the Williams' Library, Cheltenham, with their ink-stamp to FEP.
Price
£ 100.00
POWELL, Thomas. Emma, Or, The Baculiniad, A Comi-Heroic Poem, In Five Cantos. With other poetical studies. [C.Roworth, Printer]. [1805?]. First Edition.
viii, [5]-95, [1], 221-227pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and a single engraved plate. Contemporary polished calf, gilt. Worn, with loss and marking to spine. Slight paper rubbing to title. Incomplete?!
Price
£ 300.00
PRATT, John H[enry]. Scripture and science not at variance; with remarks on the historical character, plenary inspiration, and surpassing importance, of the earlier chapters of genesis. Thomas Hatchard. 1859. Third edition.
viii, 108pp. Original publisher's blind-stamped limp brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Spine sunned. Occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 75.00
PRATT, [Samuel Jackson]. Gleanings through wales, holland and westphalia, with views of peace and war at home and abroad. To which is added humanity; or the rights of nature. A poem, revised and corrected. Printed for P. Wogan. 1797.
In two volumes. xlix, [1], 426; [2], xii, 450pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to joints, some loss and scoring to boards. Loss to Vol. I FFEP, short tear to Q2, Vol. I - just clipping text, leaf Q7 holed - with loss of text and sense.
Price
£ 150.00
PRENTISS, G[eorge] L[ewis]. The life and letters of elizabeth prentiss, author of "stepping heavenward". Hodder and Stoughton. 1884. Fourth thousand.
[2], xiv, 573pp, [1]. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's decorated brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Hinges starting, occasional light spotting.
Price
£ 50.00