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SOUTHWELL, Robert. St Peter's complaint, and other poems, by the Rev. Robert Southwell, Reprinted from the Edition of 1595, with important Additions from an original MS. And a sketch of the author's life, By W. Jos. Walter. Published by Keating, Brown and Co. et al.. 1817.
[4], xxxii, [2], 127pp, [3]. With a preliminary note of the editor and a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's blue paper boards. Without spine, rubbed and soiled. Unidentified ink inscription to head of title, occasional foxing and spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 75.00
SOWERBY, G[eorge] B[rettingham]. [Extracted from the Linnean Society's journal - zoology, vol. xx.] Descriptions of fourteen new species of shells. [s.n.]. c.1890. First offprint edition.
[1], 396-400pp. With a hand-coloured, engraved plate depicting 20 shell types. Stitched in original publisher's plain pink paper wrappers. Dust-soiling and some creasing to extremities. Final leaf and plate detached, else clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of upper cover; 'From the author / Walter Crouch from G. B. Sowerby / Feb 1890'.
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£ 100.00
SPENCE, James. Case of successful amputation at the hip-joint, on account of malignant tumour of the femur. Printed By Oliver and Boyd. 1865. First offprint edition.
9pp, [1]. Engraved frontispiece illustration of the amputated patient. Original wraps. Slight marking, else a fine copy.
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£ 150.00
SPENCE, James. Cases of Tracheotomy in Croup, and for the Removal of Foreign Bodies. Printed By Murray and Gibb. 1858. First edition.
19pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece of two anatomical diagrams. Original publisher's plain tan paper wraps. Dust-soiling to extremities, remnant of postage stamp to lower wrap. All leaves and plate creased down centre, some tearing and loss to top margin of a majority of leaves, and no point touching text.
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£ 150.00
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
ST. BRODY, Gustavus. The flora of weston, and it's immediate neighbourhood, including the habitats of brean-down, uphill, hutton wood, worle or weston hill, sand-point, and birnbeck island... [s.n.]. 1856. First edition.
[2], viii, 174pp. With an initial advertisement leaf, half-title, and a list of subscriber's. Original publisher's navy cloth tooled in gilt and blind. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Lightly foxed, else an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 125.00
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
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.'
Price
£ 50.00