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POOLEY, A. M.. The secret memoirs of Count Tadasu Hayashi G.C.V.O.. Eveleigh Marsh. 1915. First edition.
[8], 327pp. With a photographic portrait frontispiece and three plates. Original publisher's red cloth, title lettered in black. Lightly rubbed. Some foxing to endpapers, overall clean and crisp. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP 'Lucy Jellicoe' mother of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe.
Price
£ 100.00
POPE, A[lexander]. Selecta poemata italorum Qui Latine scripserunt. Cura conjusdam Anonymi Anno 1684 congesta, iterum in lucem data, una cum aliorum Italorum operibus, Accurante A. Pope. Impensis J. & P. Knapton. 1740.
In two volumes. [4]. 47, [1], 53-270; [8], 252pp. Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, splitting to spines. Armorial bookplate of William Benson Earle to FEPs, very occasional light dust-soiling, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 200.00
POPE, Walter. The life of the Right Reverend Father in God seth, Lord Bishop of Salisbury, And Chancellor of the Most Noble Order of the Garter... Printed for William Keblewhite. 1697.
[4], 193pp, [3]. With two terminal pages of publisher's advertisements. Without errata slip. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf, recently rebacked and recornered. Later armorial bookplate of Seth Ward to FEP, near contemporary inked initials to head of title-page, occasional pencilled highlighting, light spotting, minute worm-holes to margins.
Price
£ 750.00
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
PORCUPINE, Peter [i.e. COBBETT, William]. Democratic principles illustrated by example, part the first. Part the second, containing an instructive essay, tracing all the horrors of the french revolution to their real causes; The licentious politics, and infidel philosophy of the present age. Printed for J. Milliken, 1797 [i.e. 1798]. Fifth edition.
[2], 23, [1]; [2], 52pp. With a general title-page and a half-title before part 2; each part has separate title-page dated 1798, separate pagination and register. Uncut and unopened, stitched into original publisher's plain blue paper wrappers, as issued. Some chipping to spine, occasional spotting/dust-soiling.
Price
£ 125.00
PORNY, [Marc Antoine]. Grammatical exercises, english and french...to which is added, An introduction to french poetry. Printed by Adolphus Stapleaux. 1815. Fourth edition.
[8], xxxv, [1], 170pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed. Paper repair to gutter of title-page, first four leaves of text mounted on stubs, small paper repairs to lower corners of leaves M2 and N1.
Price
£ 250.00
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
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
PRESTON, William. The Posthumous Poems of William Preston, Esq. (Late One of the Judges of Appeals). Dedicated, by permission, to the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney. 1809. First Edition.
xxii, 276pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Frontispiece laid down, with slight loss to gutter margin just touching border, ink-stamp of the Mercantile Library, PA, and small paper adhesion to title. Closed tear to B4. Manuscript additions to list of subscribers.
Price
£ 200.00
PRICHARD, James Cowles. The natural history of man; comprising inquiries into the modifying influence of physical and moral agencies on the different tribes of the human family. H. Bailliere. 1855. Fourth edition, edited and enlarged by Edwin Norris.
In two volumes. xxiv, 343pp, [1]; vii, [1], 344-720pp. With half-titles, 60 steel-engraved coloured plates, and 100 wood-engravings in the text. Recent calf-backed marbled paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Maroon cloth of upper boards of original publisher's binding pasted to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. Loosely inserted; a 4pp article reprinted from 'Man' (1949, 162-163) concerning Prichard's life and works, and a typed note reading 'The magnificent coloured illustrations from the NATURAL HISTORY OF MAN, have been listed occasionally in booksellers catalogues at prices betwee (sic.) $75 and $100. That anyone should descerate (sic.) this work in such a venal manner is a sad commentary on Homo sap. A.M.' - both of which signed in ink by British-American anthropologist Ashley Montagu (1905-1999).
Price
£ 300.00