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WARING, Robert. Amoris Effigies: Sive, Quid Fit Amor?.... Excudebat J. Redmyane. 1671. Fifth Edition.
[14], 10, 138pp, [6]. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep, lightly rubbed, with small incision to lower board. Upper hinge split. Early inked price of 6d to FFEP, and eighteenth-century inscription of lawyer Newcommon Wallis to blank-fly.
Price
£ 150.00
WARNER, Richard. An illustration of the Roman Antiquities discovered at Bath. Printed by W. Meyler. 1797. First edition.
[4], xxvi, 85pp, [1]. With 14 woodcut plates of antiquities. Uncut in early vellum backed marbled boards. Discolouration and light rubbing to extremities. Remnant of library label and some loss to FEP, ownership inscription and library stamp to title, slight marginal loss to bottom corner of B3, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
WATKINS, William. The Fall of Carthage. A Tragedy. First presented at The Theatre, Whitby. With Additions and Corrections.. C. Law...London. Printed by Thomas Webster, Whitby. 1802. First Edition..
68pp, [4]. Without the half-title, with subscriber's list to two terminal leaves. Recent half calf over cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. With short manuscript notes on the life of the author to verso of title.
Price
£ 175.00
WATSON, Rev. John.. [Proofs of the Engraved Plates and Vignettes from Memoirs of the Ancient Earls of Warren and Surrey and their Descendants to the Present Time...]. [s.n.]. [C.1780].
42 plates on leaves numbered to 43, lacking 28 and with 31 detached but present, followed by 33 vignette engravings and initial letter alphabets tipped on to leaves 44-53. Contemporary red half-morocco over marbled boards. Marbled endpapers. Rubbed, with some loss to extremities and surfaces. Ink inscription of Bateman Robson, 1782, to verso of FFEP, other ink inscriptions on the same page and fly-leaves scratched out.
Price
£ 350.00
WATTS, Isaac. Divine songs attempted in easy language for the use of children. Printed for J. G. & F. Rivington. [c.1830].
iv, [1], 6-66pp, [6] ads. Contemporary brown paper boards. Extremities rubbed with loss to spine and spots of soiling to boards. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
WEBB, Daniel. Remarks on the beauties of poetry. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1762. First edition.
[4], 125pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf backed blue paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Stamped in blind by Worchester Public Library to title, subsequent two leaves, and final three leaves, all leaves lightly toned, marginal dust-soiling to final gathering and blank RFEP.
Price
£ 125.00
WEBB, John. Haverhill, a Descriptive Poem, and Other Poems. Printed for the Author and sold by J. Nunn. 1810. First Edition.
6, [18], 119pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's two tone blue paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Rubbed, with loss to foot of spine and a little cracking to joints. FFEP excised, tear to REP, ink inscription of 'Thomas Iveson Frost...1823' to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
WELLS, William Charles. Two essays: one upon single vision with two eyes; the other on dew. A letter to the right hon. lloyd, lord kenyon and an account of a female of the white race of mankind, part of whose skin resembles that of a negro; with some observations on the causes of the differences in colour and form between the white and negro races of men. Printed for Archibald Constable and Co.. 1818. First collected edition.
[2], lxxiv, [2], 439pp, [1]. With a half-title. Recent green morocco-backed marbled paper boards, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Twentieth-century inked ownership inscription to FEP, slight loss to lower corner of leaf U3, later advertisement leaf of medical works sold by John Carfrae & Son bound to front.
Price
£ 450.00
WESLEY, John. Primitive physic: or, an easy and natural method of curing most diseases. Printed by Wilkinson ans Courtney. 1809. Twenty-sixth edition.
xx, [1], 22-132pp. [Bound after:] TISSOT, [Samuel Auguste David]. Advice with respect to health. Extracted from dr. tissot. Dublin. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney, 1809. Seventh edition. 228pp. 12mo. Recent half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle marked. Lightly foxed, paper repairs to fore-edges of leaves D2-3 of first bound-work, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
WEST, Charles. A letter to the Governors of the Hospital for Sick Children. Printed by Blades, East & Blades. 1877. First edition.
19pp, [1]. Disbound. Light spots of dust-soiling in places.
Price
£ 100.00
WESTGARTH, William. Victoria and the australian gold mines in 1857; with notes on the overland route from australia, via suez. Smith, Elder, and Co.. 1857. First edition.
xvi, 466, [2], 16pp. With three engraved maps (two folding), and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, lettered in gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Light offsetting, else internally immaculate, a fine copy. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'With the author's compliments'.
Price
£ 375.00
WHISTLER, James McNeill. The gentle art of making enemies: as pleasingly exemplified in many instances, wherein the serious ones of this earth, carefully exasperated, have been prettily spurred on to unseemliness and indiscretion, while overcome by an undue sense of right. William Heinemann. 1890. First edition.
[16], 292pp. Original publisher's tan cloth-backed drab paper boards, lettered in gilt, housed in recent custom buckram backed marbled paper clamshell case. Rubbed and marked, some surface loss, a trifle bumped. Foxed.
Price
£ 250.00
WHITE, Richard. Ricardi Viti basinstochii comitis palatini historiarum britanniae Insulae, ab Origine Mundi, ad annum Christi octingentesimum, Libri Nouem Priores, ad senatum, populum q; Britannum. Quorum Argumenta post sequuntur. Apud Carolum Boscardum typographum iuratum. 1602.
Nine books in five parts. [16], 469, [3]; [8], 123, [3]; [8], 96; [4], 108; [8], 174pp, [2]. Each book with a separate title-page. With an engraved portrait of the author to verso of collective title-page and an engraving of his arms to verso of A7. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities heavily rubbed, splitting to joints, lower board held (firmly) by cords only. Hinges exposed, browning to endpapers, early armorial bookplate to FEP - obscured by later book-labels of 'Guliemi O'Brien' (dated 1899) and 'Milltown Park Library', light dust-soiling and small ink-mark to title-page, short marginal tear to head of Ee6, tear to text of F5, book four, small holes to text of F2-3, book five - without loss of sense in either instance.
Price
£ 450.00
WHITNEY, Richard. The work of the New York Stock Exchange in the panic of 1929. Address delivered by Richard Whitney President, New York Stock Exchange Before the Boston Association of Stock Exchange Firms, at the Algonquin Club, Boston Massachusetts, June 10, 1930. Boston Association of Stock Exchange Firms. [1930]. First edition.
29pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Wrap edges chipped, with ink markings and slight damp-staining to upper cover. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 250.00
WIGRAM, Henry F.. The story of Christchurch New Zealand. Printed and Published by The Lyttelton Times Co., Ltd.. 1916. First edition.
[18], 269pp. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece depicting John Robert Godley and 35 further plates. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title and device. A near fine copy with only very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for a little foxing to blank endpapers. Presentation copy for Admiral John Jellicoe, inscribed to half-title 'From the Author, 20 Sept. 1921', with 'Jellicoe' inscribed to FEP.
Price
£ 125.00