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PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's red limp cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Light offsetting to title-page, a trifle dust-soiled.
Price
£ 50.00
PENN, William. Fruits of solitude, in reflections and maxims relating to the conduct of human life. Groombridge and Sons. 1855.
vii, [1], 86pp. With half-title, and an engraved frontispiece. In original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing, spine sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
PERCY, Henry. Cautions for company and battalion drill. John W. Parker and Son. 1860.
64pp. Partially unopened in original publisher's printed paper drab wrappers. Extremities rubbed, dust-soiled and a trifle creased, illegible ink inscription to upper panel that gives mention to Henry Percy. Very occasional ink marking to margins, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 150.00
PERRIN, Jean. Fables amusantes: avec Une Table Generale & Particuliere des mots, & de leur Signification en Anglois, Selon l'Ordre des Fables, Pour en rendre la Traduction plus facile a l'Ecolier. Chez B. Law...T. Cadell...P. Elmsly. 1781. Troisieme edition [i.e. third edition].
xvi, 220pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards, loss to head and foot of spine. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding slightly from text-block.
Price
£ 250.00
PERRIN, John. Entertaining and instructive exercises, with the rules of the french syntax. Printed for B. Law. 1797. Eighth edition.
xii, 384pp. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, spine and joints cracked. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
PERSIUS. Auli persii flacci satyrae VI. Apud Joannem Janssonium. 1659.
126pp, [6]. Later blind-ruled green morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, earlier booksellers description pasted to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
PETER LOVE-LAUGHTER. The new fun-box broke open: or, a diverting selection of droll stories, Queer Adventures, wise sayings, irish bulls, strange whims, and original jests. Printed and sold by Dean and Munday. [1822].
[3], 6-30pp. The pagination would suggest the absence of an initial leaf or frontispiece, or perhaps of the work having been issued in wrappers, with the upper panel included as a part of the text; the paucity of detailed records for the publication make it difficult to substantiate what, if indeed anything, is wanting. Uncut. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, spotted and browned, some slight chipping to margins, occasional creasing.
Price
£ 175.00
PEYRON, Amedeo. Lexicon linguae copticae. Ex Regio Typographeo. 1835. First edition.
[2], xxvii, [1], 470pp. Contemporary calf, later rebacked, gilt supralibros of 'Athenaeum Library' to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
PHAEDRUS. DANET, Pierre. Phaedri augusti caesaris liberti fabularum aesopiarum libri quinque. Interpretatione & Notis illustravit Petrus Danet academicus. Jussu christianissimi regis, in usum serenissimi delphini. Impensis Benj. Tooke, & Tho. Cockeril. 1688. First Danet edition.
[24], 72pp, [48]. With terminal blank. Contemporary sheep. Worn, spine chipped, boards holding strong. Some light damp staining. Small rust hole to E2, a small wormhole to lower gutter margin occasionally clipping text, neither with loss of sense. Early inscription of Henry Todd to title.
Price
£ 200.00
PHILLIPPART, John. Memoirs &c.&c. Of General Moreau; Illustrated with a Portrait, a Fac Silile of General's Last Letter to Madame Moreau, and a Beautifully Engraved Plan of the Seige of Kehl, and Passage of the Rhine in 1796. A.J.Valpy. 1814. First edition.
viii, 293pp, (3), 2pp. Strongly bound in recent paper boards, retaining a 'Templemore' bookplate to FEP. Engraved portrait frontispiece, a folding facsimile letter and folding engraved map. Contemporary lettering piece affixed to REP.
Price
£ 100.00
PHILLPOTTS, Henry. A letter to the right honourable george canning, on the bill of 1825, for removing the disqualifications of his majesty's roman catholic subjects, and on his speech in support of the same. John Murray. 1827. Fifth edition.
[4], 167pp, [7]. With a half-title and seven terminal advertisement pages. Largely unopened, stitched, as issued. Half-title and verso of terminal leaf lightly dust-soiled, some creasing.
Price
£ 50.00
PLANTAMOUR, E.. De la temperature a Geneve d'apres vingt annees d'observations (1836 a 1855). [s.n.]. 1856. First offprint edition.
[1], 290-330pp. Unopened in original publisher's plain paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light foxing, loss to spine, upper wrap nearly detached. Creasing to leaves, short tear to head of drop-title.
Price
£ 50.00
PLINY, The Younger. C. plinii caecilii secundi epistolarum libri x.. Sumptibus editoris excudebant M. Ritchie & J. Sammells [Typis Edmundi Fry]. 1790.
[4], 484pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Handsomely bound, in a style reminiscent of, and perhaps executed by, Roger Payne, in contemporary gilt-tooled navy straight-grain morocco, marbled edges. Very light rubbing to extremities. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Panshanger to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP, slight loss to upper margins of leaves L3-4, very occasional spotting.
Price
£ 1,250.00
POLIGNAC, Camille Armand Jules Marie de Prince. L'union americaine apres la guerre. E. Dentu. 1866. First edition.
iv, [1], 6-48pp. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers. Lightly dust-soiled/spotted, a trifle creased.
Price
£ 250.00
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.
Price
£ 150.00