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VENTOUILLAC, L. T.. The french librarian, or literary guide, pointing out the best works of the principle writers of france, in every branch of literature; with criticisms, personal anecdotes, and bibliographical notices; precede by a sketch of the progress of french literature. Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, Jun. and Richter. 1829.
[4], xliv, 536pp. With a 16pp. publisher's catalogue bound-in. Largely unopened in original publisher's blue paper boards, backed in brown paper, printed paper title label. A trifle rubbed, some loss to title label and paper of board edges. Overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
VERONESE, Paul. Exhibition of paintings in fresco...Brought from the Soranza palace, in the Venetian territory, now on view, at the gallery, Maddox-Street, Hanover-Square, opposite St. George's church. Printed by Thomas Davidson. [1825]. First edition.
15pp, [1]. Recent marbled paper wrappers. A very good copy, with only the slightest of browning to gutter margins of title and final page, and a very small hole to p.11-12.
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£ 250.00
VINCE, Rev. S.. Elements of Astronomy, Designed for the Use of Students in the University.. Printed By J. Burges, Printer to the University; RJ. Deighton and J. Nicholson, W.H. Lunn.. 1801. Second Edition.
[4], 251pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Worn with two inch paper loss to foot of spine and some wear to corners, Ink stain to upper board. Top corner of title torn away with loss to most of 'Astronomy', large tear across text of leaf Q1 with old repair deteriorating with associated staining. Lower hinge slightly starting. Ink and pencil inscriptions to FEP, some juvenile pencil scribblings to rear end papers.
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£ 125.00
VIRGIL. Les georgiques de virgile, traduites en vers francais par de lille. Edition a laquelle on a joint le texte latin, avec les notes et les variantes. Chez Bleuet. [1794].
384pp. Parallel Latin and French text. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and four engraved plates. Bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Lightly rubbed. Inked ownership initials to FEP, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
VOLKMANN, [Richard von]. Professor Volkmann on antiseptic osteotomy. From the Edinburgh Medical Journal for March 1875. Oliver and Boyd. 1875. First offprint edition.
8pp. Disbound. Light dust-soiling in places, central crease to all leaves, ink annotation to text of p.8.
Price
£ 75.00
VOSS, Johann Heinrich. Mythologische briefe. In Der J. B. Metzler'schen. 1827. Second edition.
Two volumes bound as one. xx, 307, [1], xxii, 386pp. Near contemporary brown half-cloth, green buckram boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, paper library shelf label to upper boards, corners bumped. Foxed throughout.
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£ 75.00
WALKER, John. A critical pronouncing dictionary, and expositor of the english language...to which are prefixed, principles of english pronunciation...the whole interspersed with observations, etymological, critical, and grammatical. Stereotyped and printed by A. Wilson. 1819. Twenty-first edition.
[4], ix, [2], 12-90, [2], 601pp, [1]. With a half-title. Handsomely bound by J. Stacy of Norwich in contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grain red morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed, a trifle marked. Marbled endpapers, recent armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'Mary Martin / to / Jane Gurney Junr. / a small Testimony of regard / 2nd mo 21st: 1820.', light spotting.
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£ 75.00
WALKER, John. Poems, by the Late Rev. John Walker, A.B. Formerly of Magdalen College, Oxford, Gospeller of the Cathedral Church, and Minister of St. Peter's Per Mounter Gate and St. John's Timberhill, Norwich; Vicar of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, and of Bawdsey.... Printed and Sold By Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson.... 1809. First Edition.
[22], 135pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight loss to spine, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of Edward Mugridge to half-title, and a short manuscript note in his hand to blank-fly at rear, mentioning a poem composed in the memory of Walker that is 'to be found in my common-place book for 1809 - page 87'. Small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
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£ 400.00
WALKER, J[ohn]. A dictionary of the English language, answering at once the Purposes of rhyming, spelling, and pronouncing. On a Plan not hitherto attempted... Printed for T. Becket. 1775. First edition.
xxiii, [697pp]. Printed in single column. Finely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 175.00
WALLACE, Alfred Russel. Studies scientific & social. Macmillan and Co., Limited. 1900. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 532; viii, 535pp, [1]. With half-titles, numerous illustrations in the text, a folding map to Vol. I, and two errata slips. Original publishers green cloth, tooled and lettered in gilt. Lightly rubbed, spines sunned, corners bumped. Lightly spotted, Vol. II partially unopened.
Price
£ 450.00
WALLACE, Robert. Characteristics of the Present Political State of Great Britain. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First Edition.
[4], 256pp. With half-title (misbound after unsigned B1). A crisp and handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing, small crack to head of spine at lower joint, else fine. With armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus to FEP, light marginal marking to preliminaries.
Price
£ 250.00
WALLER, Edmond. Poems, &c. Written upon several occasions And to several persons. Printed for H. Herringman. 1686. Fifth edition, with several additions never before printed.
[8], 301pp, [7]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Title in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, spine richly gilt. Rubbed, without lettering-piece. Private shelf-label of 'Porkington Library' to FEP, ink ownership inscriptions of 'R. Owen' and 'Margaret Owen' to title, horizontal tear to D6, small hole to L2, and short closed tear to M6 - touching text in each instance without loss of sense, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 200.00
WALLER, Edmund. Poems on several occasions. Printed by Robert and Andrew Foulis. 1770.
[12], 264pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Private embossed stamp of George L. Adlercron to title-page, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
WALLIS, Richard. The Happy Village. A Poem. Dedicated to the Honble. & Reverend the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe.... Printed and Sold By John Paxton. 1802. First Edition.
[2], 20pp. Title page engraved, with large copper-engraved vignette from the workshop of Thomas Bewick. Finely bound in antique style calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tipped corners, gilt. Thomas Davidson's copy, with his ink inscription to FEP and title, bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 1,000.00
WANOSTROCHT, N[icolas]. Recueil choisi de traits historiques et de contes moraux: avec la signification des mots en anglois au bas de chaque page. A l'usage des jeunes gens, de l'un et de l'autre sexe, qui veulent apprendre le francois. Chez J. Johnson et al.. 1799. Sixieme edition [i.e. sixth edition].
viii, 292pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP; 'Jane Birkbeck / Lynn / 1800', offsetting to title-page, short tear to margin of Q5, occasional ink-spotting to text, marginal marking.
Price
£ 100.00