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SPENCE, Joseph. Anecdotes, observations and characters, of books and men. Collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope, and other eminent persons of his time. Published by W. H. Carpenter...and Archibald Constable and Co.. 1820. First edition.
xxxix, [1], 501pp, [1] With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Foxing to frontispiece, light browning to title. From the library of successful merchant of Scottish origin and later M.P. for Lancaster, Woodstock and Berwick, Sir John Gladstone (1761-1851), with the book label of his country estate Fasque to FEP, and the ink ownership inscription; 'John Gladstone Esq. M. P. Seaforth House - Dec. 24th 1820' to head of title.
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£ 125.00
SPENSER, Edmund. La mutabilita poema in due canti dall' inglese di edmundo spenser recato in verso italiano detto ottava rima da tommaso jacopo mathias. Dalla Stamperia del Genio Tipografico. 1827.
[4], x, [2], 13-70pp, [2]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. Slight chipping to foot of spine, foxed throughout, paper strip affixed to head of title with 'Dall' Autore' penned in the hand of T. J. Mathias.
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£ 150.00
SPOTISWOOD, John. An introduction To the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and Compound, made use of in Scotland; Containing Drirections for Drawing Securities, In Cases which most commonly occur; with Examples; according to the best Modern Practice. Printed by John Moncur. 1715. Second edition with additions.
[24], 408pp, [28]. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss and light soiling, corners bumped, without lettering-piece, varnished, as is characteristic of the Los Angeles Law Library. Occasional light browning in places, armorial bookplate of Pringle of Whitebank to FEP, bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, paper library shelf label to verso of RFEP, significant loss to blank REP.
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£ 150.00
SPOTISWOOD, John. Practical observations Upon divers Titles of the Law of Scotland, Commonly called Hope's Minor Practicks. Written by Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, sometime Advocate to King Charles I.. With Notes upon divers Parts of the Book, shewing what Alterations have happened in the Law since the first writing of this Treatise...To which is subjoined, An Account of all the Religious Houses that were in Scotland at the Time of the Reformation. Printed: And Sold by A. Davidson. 1734. First edition.
viii, 554pp. Recently rebacked calf boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Bookplate of Los Angeles Law library to FEP, browning to all leaves, sporadic spots of foxing throughout, occasional light damp-staining to top margins.
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£ 175.00
STAEL-HOLSTEIN, Madame de. Corinna; or, Italy. Printed for A. K. Newman and Co.. 1822.
Four volumes bound as two. [2], 302, [4], 265, [1]; [2], 275, [3], 308pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, navy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities. Ink ownership inscriptions of 'Philip Ward' to titles, lightly foxed.
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£ 75.00
STAGG, John. Miscellaneous Poems, some of which are in the Cumberland and Scottish dialects.. Printed by R. Hetherton. 1808. Second Edition.
vii, [1], 256pp. Vignette woodcuts throughout. Later red half-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. T.E.G., marbled endpapers. Light soiling to bottom edge of preliminaries, else a fine copy
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£ 125.00
STANHOPE, Lord Philip Dormer. Chesterfield's Letters.. Eugenia Stanhope. 1776. Seventh edition.
Four volumes. xvi, 352pp. [4], 355pp. [4], 376pp. [4], 364pp, [56]. Engraved frontispiece of the author. Contemporary polished full calf. Gilt, contrasting green morroco lettering piece. Some rubbing and marking to boards, occasional cracking to joints - else a handsome set. Very occasional pencil annotations to text.
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£ 150.00
STATIUS, Publius Papinus. Publii Papinii Statii Sylvarum libri v. Cum notis ad marginem Commentarii vice, Quas undecunque collegit thomas stephens, Scholae buriensis Moderator. Apud Thomam Buck. 1651. First edition.
[16], 128, 127-163, [9], 48pp, [2]. With a terminal errata leaf. Contemporary calf, later rebacked and recornered, later red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed. Later endpapers, manuscript note pasted to FEP, ink library shelf-marks to head of title, ink-stamps of the British Museum - with later withdrawn stamps dated 1818 - to verso of title-page, p.97, and p.48, occasional ink underlining, spotting.
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£ 325.00
STEARNE, Johanne. Tractatus de visitatione infirmorum, Seu de eis Parochorum Officiis, quae infirmos, et moribundos respiciunt. In Gratiam Juniorum, & in Visitandis Infirmis minus Exercitatorum Editus. Prostant apud A Baldwin. 1704. Second edition.
[10], 120pp. A1 not present, likely duplicate title as of 1700 edition. Contemporary speckled calf, recently rebacked. Slight rubbing to extremities. Both front and rear pastedowns have worked loose, occasional marginal browning.
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£ 250.00
STENGEL, Karl. S. P. N. benedicti monachorum in occidente patriarchae Regulae totius Oeconomia, ex A. R. P. D. bendicti haefteni Mon: Afligeniensis Praepositi Disquisitionibus Monasticis instructa, & decem libris illustrata, per R. P. D. Carolum Stengelium Abbatem Anhusanum Ord. S. Ben. Typis Andreae Apergeri. 1648.
[9], 286pp. In two parts. [16], 388, 129pp, [3]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities dust-soiled, some surface loss to lower board, ink library shelf marks to foot of spine. Bookplate, library tickets, and ink-stamps of St. Augustine's Abbey Monastery, Ramsgate to front endpapers, ink annotation (contemporary bibliographical notes?) to recto of FFEP, worm trails to top margins of first half of text-block, touching running-title in places, occasional light browning and spots of foxing.
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£ 200.00
STEWART, Thomas. The rainfall on Table Mountain (Read June 19, 1912). From the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. Vo. III., Part 1, 1913. [s.n.]. 1913. First offprint edition.
41-46pp. Original publisher's green printed paper wraps. Light dust-soiling to extremities, ink-stamp of the Royal Meteorological Society and pen and coloured pencil annotations to upper wrap. Occasional spot of foxing to margins, ink annotations to text of rainfall tables. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of upper wrap; 'The Royal Meteorological Society, with the authors compliments.'
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£ 50.00
STOCKTON, Frank R[ichard]. The Adventures of Captain Horn. Cassell and Company, Limited. 1895. Fourth edition.
[1], viii, 440, 7, [17]. With half-title and a terminal publisher's catalogue. Original publisher's brown cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle marked and rubbed, sunned. Armorial bookplate of 'Llangattock' to FEP, near contemporary ink gift inscription to half-title, very short marginal tear to P7, lightly foxed.
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£ 50.00
STRAUSS, Frederick. Helon's pilgrimage to jerusalem. A picture of judaism, in the century which preceded the advent of our saviour. Printed for J. Mawman. 1824. First edition in English.
In two volumes. [5], x-xxiv, 371, [1]; [4], 396pp. Contemporary gilt-tooled olive green calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed and a trifle marked, loss and chipping to lettering-pieces. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplates of Henry Birkbeck to both FEPs, occasional spotting.
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£ 100.00
STROTHER, Edward. Euodia: or, a discourse on causes and cures. In Two Parts. The First, Contains a Short and Easy method, how to discover the Causes of any Disease. The Second, Gives Plain Instructions how to proceed in the Cure of all, but more particularly Complicated Diseases. Printed for Charles Rivington. 1718. Second edition.
[12], 211pp, [17]. Contemporary tooled calf boards, rebacked in recent calf with burgundy calf lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with loss to upper board. Hinges cracked, bookplate of Frederic Wood Jones to FEP, recent armorial bookplate of Denis Gibbs with motto "Tenax Propositi" to recto of FFEP, loss to head of title leaf touching ruled border, otherwise internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
STRUTT, Joseph. The Test of Guilt; Or Traits of Antient Superstition. A Dramatic Tale.. Printed for Appleyards..... 1808. First?.
vii, [1], 119, [1]. With half title. [Bound with:] The Bumpkins' Disaster; or The Journey to London: Containing the Whimsical Adventures of Ploughshire and Clodpoll; Incidental to which are described, A Consultation of the Fairies; Including also the Legendary History of Waltham Cross. A Collection of Fragments. London. Printed for Appleyards..., 1808. viii, 55pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent half speckled brown calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt.
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£ 300.00