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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
WHITAKER, William. Praelectiones doctiss. viri guilielmi whitakeri... Ex officina Christophori Corvini. 1607.
334pp. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent morocco lettering-piece. Boards rubbed. Near contemporary armorial bookplate of Earl Cornwallis and recent book-label of John Sparrow to FEP, paper flaw to first word of title, contemporary inked inscription to head of title-page ‘Rex Lex -6’, light damp-staining to head of all leaves, worming to margins throughout, very occasional contemporary inked highlighting.
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£ 450.00
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
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.
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£ 125.00
WILLIAMS, Morgan. Catechetical exercises; designed for the benefit of private learners, as well as for The Use of Young Scholars at School, numbered and divided into eight lessons. Printed by J. Evans. 1822. First edition.
159pp, [1]. Original publisher's marbled paper boards. Rubbed, chipping to spine. Ink inscription to FFEP; 'Castle Green / Cardigan', occasional slight creasing/spotting, overall an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 250.00
WILLICH, Charles M.. Popular tables arranged in a new form, giving information at sight for ascertaining, according to the carlisle table of mortality, the value of lifehold, leasehold, and church property, renewal fines, &c. the public funds, Annual Average Price and Interest on Consuls from 1731 to 1851... Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans. 1853. Third edition.
xviii, [2], 165pp, [3]. [Bound with;] WILLICH, Charles M. Supplement to willich's popular tables. The new succession and legacy duty tables... London. Longman, Brown, Green, and Longmans, 1854. [16]pp. With original publisher's green paper wrappers bound-in. 8vo. Original publisher's blind-stamped blue cloth, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To The Very Revd. The Dean of Ely / from the author', with later ink gift inscription beneath.
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£ 100.00
WILSON, John. Sentimental scenes, selected from celebrated plays; and calculated to promote morality, the knowledge of mankind, facility in articulate reading, and gracefulness in public speaking. Accompanied with a great variety of plain, figurative, and impassioned paragraphs; which, it is hoped, will prove useful elocutionary exercises. Printed for the author, by James Muirhead. 1809. Second edition.
vii, [1], 216pp. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Heavily worn, surface loss, splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions to front endpapers, occasional light spotting.
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£ 200.00
WILSON, [George]. A Practical Treatise on fines and recoveries: containing The Principles, Cases and Statutes relating to, and a great Variety of Precedents of, Fines and Recoveries. Together with Instructions for Drawing, Entering, and Passing them. Printed by W. Strahan and M. Woodfall. 1780. Third edition.
[4], 432pp, [36]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed, sunned, and marked, slight loss to lower board. Leaf A2 detached, closed tear to text of D6 - without loss.
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£ 200.00
WIMPFFEN DE BORNEBOURG, [Francois louis de], Baron de. Refonte de l'economie de l'armee francoise, ou extrait et developpement d'un plan militaire, Presente par le General Baron de Wimpffen de Bornebourg... Chez Didot fils aine. [1787]. First edition.
64pp. With a large folding table. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Extremities a trifle stained. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
WINGFIELD, W[illiam] F[rederick]. A tour in dalmatia, albania and montenegro; with an historical sketch of the republic of ragusa, from the earliest times down to its final fall. Richard Bentley. 1859. First edition.
viii, 348pp. With a half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled red calf, brown morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, contemporary inked gift inscription to verso of FFEP, foxed.
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£ 375.00
WINLOVE, Mrs.. The rise of learning, or ground-work of science. Shewing how good boys and girls By attending to the rules contained in this Book and obeying their Parents and Guardians, may acquire wisdom, riches, and honour. Published by J. Lumsden & Son, [s.d., c.1810].
47pp, [1]. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's printed blue paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. [Bound with:] PUZZLECAP, Peter. Gammer gurton's garland of nursery songs, and toby tickle's Collection of riddles. Glasgow. Published and Sold Wholesale, by Lumsden and Son, [s.d., c.1820]. 32pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's pink paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. [And:] Cottage tales for little people; or, the amusing repository for all good boys and girls. Glasgow. Published and Sold Wholesale, by Lumsden & Son, [s.d., c.1820]. 32pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's pink paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. [And:] The child's instructor, or Picture Alphabet. Glasgow. Published and Sold, Wholesale by Lumsden & Son, [s.d., c.1820]. [32]pp. Illustrated with numerous woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's brown paper wrappers, title in manuscript to upper cover. 32mo. Contemporary gilt-tooled green morocco. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional light marking to wrappers, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 1,250.00
WISHART, William. Dissertatio Medica inauguralis, de scorbuto: quam Annuente summo Numine, Ex auctoritate reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Wishart, S.T.D....pro gradu doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina honoribus ac privilgeiis rite & legitime consequendis, Eruditrum examini subjicit Michael Law. Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos. 1748. First edition.
[4], 7pp, [1]. [Bound with;] Dissertation Medica inauguralis, de Rachitide: quam Annuente summo Numine, Ex auctoritate reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Wishart S.T.D....pro gradu doctoratus, Summisque in Medicina honoribus ac privilgeiis rite & legitime consequendis, Eruditrum examini subjicit Isaacus Unthank Hibernus, A. & R. Ad diem 30 Junii, hora locoque solitis. Edinburgi, Apud T. & W. Ruddimannos, 1748. [4], 11pp, [1]. Quarto. Recent brown paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle worn. Ink numerals to top corner of all leaves, foxed throughout. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
WITHERS, W[illiam]. A letter to sir walter scott, bart. exposing certain fundamental errors in his late essay on planting, and containing observations on the pruning and thinning of woods, and maxims for profitable planting. Printed for Messrs. Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, and Green, By James Shalders, Holt. 1828. First edition.
123pp, [1]. Uncut in original publisher's printed paper wrappers. A trifle dust-soiled, chipping to spine and wrapper edges. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
WOLLASTON, William Hyde. On a Differential Barometer. [s.n.]. [1829].
Two copies of the work bound together. 133-136; 133-136pp. Contemporary plain tan paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light soiling and wear, ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and head of drop-title.
Price
£ 50.00
WOOLLCOMBE, R. W.. Some reasons for the supposition that the red corpuscles of the blood have cycloidal rotation. Clarke & Son. [1876]. First edition.
7pp. Disbound. Light spots of dust-soiling, creasing to leaves, ink annotations to title and occasionally to margins.
Price
£ 75.00