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SCOTT, Walter. Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. For Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First Edition.
[8], 180pp. With half-title, but without the advertisements.. Recent paper boards, paper lettering-piece. A fine copy
Price
£ 150.00
SCOTT, Walter. The Lady of the Lake; A Poem. Printed for John Ballantyne and Co.. 1810. First Edition, First Issue.
[10], 290pp, cxxix, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, joints cracked. First state, with p.288 reading 'END OF CANTO SIXTH'
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£ 350.00
SCRIPTORES HISTORIAE AUGUSTAE. In hoc volumine continentur. Nervae & Traiani, atq; Adriani Caesarum vitae ex Dione, Georgio Merula Interprete... [Venetiis, i.e. Venice]. [1519]. Second Aldine edition.
[8], 422ff, [2]. Seventeenth-century (Scottish?) speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece gilt. A handsome copy, with slightest of wear to joints, spine and some faint cracking to calf of lower board. Internally a remarkably fine, fresh, crisp copy. Seventeenth-century armorial bookplate of John Hay, Marquis of Tweeddale to FEP. With some marginal manuscript notes, in Latin and occasionally shaved, in the hand of Francisci Bologneti whose name is also inscribed to head of title.
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£ 2,000.00
SEMPLE, J[ames] G[eorge]. The life of major j. g. semple lisle; containing a faithful narrative of the alternate vicissitudes of splendor and misfortune... Printed for W. Stewart. 1800. Second edition.
xxii, [2], 382pp. With half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind. Some rubbing, upper joint split with board held by cords only. Marbled endpapers, shelf-label to FEP, slight offsetting to title, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
SEWELL, Mary. Poems by Mrs. G. Sewell, Relict of the late Rev. Geo. Sewell, Rector of Byfleet, Surrey. Printed and Sold by R. Wetton and Sons.. 1803. First Edition.
[8], v, [3], xxviii, [4], 265pp, [1]. Contemporary half russia over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, joints cracked, small chip to head of spine.
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£ 200.00
SHADWELL, Charles F. A.. Tables for facilitating the determination of the latitude at sea by the simultaneous altitudes of two stars. Published by R. B. Bate. 1849. First edition.
viii, 48pp, [2]. Orignal publisher's blind-tooled cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities rubbed with some soiling, spine sunned. Ink stamp of K. Brounger to recto of FFEP, very light damp-staining to top margins throughout.
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£ 175.00
SHAKESPEAR, John. A grammar of the hindustani language; to which is added a grammar of the dakhni. WM. H. Allen & Co.. 1855. Sixth edition.
xv, [1], 192pp. With an engraved frontispiece and five engraved plates depicting Hindustani characters. Original publisher's brown cloth, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and marked, some loss to head and foot of spine, substantial loss to lettering-piece. Hinges exposed, recent ink ownership inscription to FFEP, light foxing to plates.
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£ 100.00
SHAW, John. Woolton green: a domestic tale; with Other Miscellaneous Poems. Printed by Perry and Metcalfe. 1825. First edition.
xii, [5], 12-192pp. Rough-cut leaves. With two engraved plates bound at front. Contemporary calf over blue paper boards, lettering piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed, damp-staining to boards, corners bumped. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal dust-soiling.
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£ 175.00
SHAW, W. N. COHEN R. Waley. On the seasonal variation of atmospheric temperatures in the British Isles, and its relation to wind-direction, with a note on the effect of sea temperature on the seasonal variation of air temperature. From the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Vol. 69. Harrison and Sons. [1901]. First offprint edition.
85pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Very light soiling to extremities, ink-stamp of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of upper wrap; 'With the authors complts.'
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£ 50.00
SHELDRAKE, T[imothy]. A description of the theory and properties of inclined plane wheels, by which power and velocity will be increased, and friction diminished, in any machinery into which they can be introduced; and by this means The Effect of such Machinery will be greatly increased. Printed for Messrs. Egerton...Taylor...and Asperne. 1811. First edition.
[4], iv, 86pp, [3]. With a half-title, and three engraved plates (one folding). With two terminal advertisement leaves (numbered 42-44) bound in from another work, the first of which pasted to the verso of final leaf of text. Later red cloth-backed marbled boards, earlier printed paper lettering-piece to upper board. Extremities rubbed and a trifle soiled, small tear to foot of spine. Without front and rear free-endpapers, offsetting from plates, lightly foxed.
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£ 250.00
SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. SHELLEY, Mary. Essays, letters from abroad, translation and fragments, by percy bysshe shelley. Edited by mrs. shelley. Edward Moxon. 1840. First edition.
In two volumes. xxxii, 319, [1]; viii, [2], 360pp. With half-titles. Original publisher's blind-stamped brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping to heads of spines. Later armorial bookplates of Roberti Comitis de Crewe to FEPs, very occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp. Recently dispersed from the library of West Horsley Hall.
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£ 200.00
SHEPERD, Rev. Mr. James. Sermons on the Following Subjects; Viz. I. Life from Christ. II. The Physician of Souls. III. The Incarnation of Christ. IV. The Expediency and Necessity of the Sufferings of Christ. V. Reconciliation to God By the Blood of Christ.... Printed for James Buckland. 1748. First Edition.
xii, 176pp, [4]. With two final leaves of advertisements. Contemporary sheep, rubbed and scuffed, with some loss to spine. Bookplate of the Rev. E.S. Bunting, Yelden Rectory to FEP.
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£ 175.00
SHEPPARD, William. The president of presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is an Extract of all the general Learning and Forms of Presidents now extant. Out of which you may be fitted for most Purposes and Cases; and be able to finde the Faults of any Conveyances, and so judge of your Right and Title to your Lands and Goods; here being (upon the matter) the Effect and Quintessence of all Books of this kind. Of Singular use and profit to all men.. Printed by J[ames] C[otrell] for Robert Pawlet. 1677. Second edition.
[8], 364pp, [14]. Title page is a cancel. Contemporary tooled calf, recently rebacked, recornered, and varnished, recent contrasting red morocco lettering piece. Boards rubbed and soiled, title and author in manuscript to fore-edge. Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto 'Dat Cura Quietem' to FEP alongside booksellers stamp of Wildy & Sons Ltd., bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal annotations in ink.
Price
£ 250.00
SHEPPARD, William. The president of presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is an Extract of all the general Learning and Forms of Presidents now extant. Out of which you may be fitted for most Purposes and Cases; and be able to finde the Faults of any Conveyances, and so judge of your Right and Title to your Lands and Goods; here being (upon the matter) the Effect and Quintessence of all Books of this kind. Of Singular use and profit to all men.. Printed by J[ames] C[otrell] for Robert Pawlet. 1677. Second edition.
[8], 364pp, [14]. Title page is a cancel. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Pen trials to blank endpapers, slight paper flaw to D2 margin, stain to margin of p.252, occasional creasing and very short marginal tears, lightly spotted, overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 250.00
SHERER, Moyle. The story of a life. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green. 1825. First edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xii, 316; [2], 364pp. Without half-titles. Ink deletion of three lines to p.60 of Vol. I and two lines to p.110 of Vol. II. [Bound uniformly with:] SHERER, Moyle. Tales of the wars of our times. London. Printed for Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, 1829. First edition. In two volumes. [3], vi-vii, [1], 364; [2], 369pp, [1]. Without half-titles. Single prefatory leaf of Vol. I nearly detached from text-block, first leaf of Vol II text working loose, wax soiling to text p.323 without loss of sense. 8vo. Handsomely bound by Henry George of Bath in contemporary calf, black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed, occasional spots of marking to margins. Ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves of both volumes of second work; 'George & Mary Anne / Sherer / Vicarage / Mansfield'.
Price
£ 200.00