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[DELANY, Patrick]. Observations upon Lord Orrery's Remarks on the life and writings of Dr. Jonathan Swift. Containing Several singular Anecdotes relating to the Character and Conduct of that great Genius, and the most deservedly celebrated Stella. In a Series of Letters to his Lordship. To which are added, Two Original Pieces of the same author (excellent in their kind) never before publish'd. Printed: and Sold by W. Reeve. 1754. First edition.
[16], 310pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with some slight soiling, chipping to head of spine, upper joint starting. Foxed throughout, worming to bottom corner of leaves throughout text block - at no point touching text, light damp-staining to same.
Price
£ 125.00
[DENHAM, Lewis William]. Perpetua et felicitas: a rejected seatonian. Paternoster & Hales. 1898. First edition.
14pp. Disbound. Slightest of dust-soiling to title-page, horizontal crease to all leaves. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of drop-title; 'With best love from / The Author / (Hon Rev Lewis William / Denham. Aged 77. in / 1898.)
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£ 125.00
[DIBDIN, Charles. The Elder].. The Lion and the Water-Wagtail: A Mock Heroic Poem, in three cantos. By Castigator. Printed for Sherwood, Neely, and Jones.. 1809. First Edition.
[4], 174pp, [2]. With terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, rebacked. Boards somewhat rubbed, some light soiling to page edges. Bookplate of Percival F. Hinton to FEP. Ink inscriptions to FEP and title, the latter mostly rubbed away.
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£ 175.00
[DICTIONARY]. An Historical, Genealogical and Poetical Dictionary: containing The Lives and Actions of all the Great Men among the Grecians, Romans, Jews, &c...With the Remarkable Antiquities of the Ancients.... Printed for Henry Rhodes. 1708. Second edition to which is added a supplement.
[380]pp. A reissue of the 1703 edition with a new title page and the addition of a supplement. Contemporary full panelled speckled calf. Rubbed with slight loss to head of spine, corners bumped with further loss. Near contemporary ink inscription (E a Philipps?) and later ink stamp of Lord Milford to FEP, otherwise an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 150.00
[DILLON, Robert Crawford]. The Lord Mayor's visit to Oxford, in the month of July, 1826. Written at the desire of the party, by the Chaplain to the Mayoralty. Longman, Rees, Orme, Browne, and Green. 1826. First edition.
vi, 157pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and one engraved plate. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G. Some rubbing to extremities, particularly to spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting.
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£ 150.00
[DODGSON, C.L.]. PATON, J. Noel . Spindrift. William Blackwood and Sons. 1867. First edition.
[iii]-viii, [2], 188pp. With half title and dedication leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Very slightly rubbed to extremities, a little creasing to lower board, text block a little shaken. Charles Dodgson's copy, with his pencilled monogram 'CLD' to FEP.
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£ 1,250.00
[DODSLEY, Robert]. The Oeconomy of human life, translated from an indian manuscript, written by an ancient bramin... Printed by T. Rickaby, for E. Harding. 1798.
22, [2], 120pp. With two terminal advertisement leaves. Profusely illustrated with engraved vignettes throughout. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards. Extremities rubbed and marked, substantial loss to spine, upper board held by cords only. Ink ownership inscription to FFEP, else internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
[DODWELL, Henry]. Praelectiones academicae In Schola historices camdeniana Cum appendice. E Theatro Sheldoniano. 1692. First edition.
[32], 688, 687-702, 705-782pp, [2]. Complete despite erratic pagination. Contemporary blind-stamped calf. Some rubbing, loss to foot of spine, splitting to upper joint, corners bumped. Private ink-stamp of 'Iohn Eyton' to foot of title-page, very light damp-staining to gutter, occasional browning and toning, slight marginal loss to Qq2.
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£ 225.00
[DR WILLIAMS' LIBRARY]. Catalogue of the library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate; founded pursuant to the will of the Reverend Daniel Williams, D. D. who died in the year 1716. Printed and Sold by Richard and John E. Taylor. 1841. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 420; [2], 438pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light marginal damp-staining and browning to first three gatherings of Vol. II.
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£ 275.00
[DU LARENS, Henri-Joseph]. Le Compere Mathieu, ou Les Bigarrures de L'Esprit Humain. Chez les Marchands de Nouveautes. 1797.
Four volumes bound as two. [4], 264; [2], ii, 256; ii, 244; [2], 215pp, [1]. With five engraved plates. Nineteenth-century green half-cloth, marbled paper boards. Slightest of wear to extremities. Ink annotations to endpapers, expertly repaired tears to title and first contents leaf of Vol. III, occasional light foxing.
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£ 200.00
[DUKE OF GRAFTON]. A first letter to the duke of grafton. Printed for Isaac Fell. 1770. First edition.
[8], 39pp, [1]. With half-title. Disbound. Slightest of spotting, overall a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 75.00
[DUPORT, James]. Threnothriambos. Sive Liber Job Graeco carmine redditus per J.D. Cantabrigiensem, S.T.B. Editio altera, multis in locis ab Autore recognita & emendata. Cui adduntur in sine tres Psalmi. Apud Thomam Buck. 1653.
[16], 203pp, [5]. First word of title transliterated from the Greek. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked by Stoakley of Cambridge, lettered in gilt. Rubbing to boards. Bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, light marginal damp-staining throughout.
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£ 350.00
[EATON, Elizabeth]. [Manuscript compilation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century verse, the majority by Thomas Moore]. [s.n.]. [1820-50s].
Manuscript on paper. 153pp, [97], including occasional blanks. With four inserted illustrations, two engraved (including a portrait of Moore) and two original drawings. Contemporary green morocco, gilt. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with some browning and marking to spine and boards. With book-label of Elizabeth Eaton to FEP, ink inscription (dated 1826 in blue pencil) to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 300.00
[EDINBURGH HUNTERIAN MEDICAL SOCIETY]. This society will resume its Meetings on Wednesday the 10th November 1841. After an Address from the President, an Essay "On the Physiology of the Spinal Cord," will be read by H. Lonsdale, M.D. F.R.C.P.E... [s.n.]. 1841.
Single-sheet handbill. Uncut, with vertical folds, some light creasing to extremities.
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£ 75.00
[EDUCATION]. L'orateur recueil de pieces choisies et de morceaux frappans tires des meilleurs auteurs Francois. Ouvrage instructif pour les personnes qui apprennent le Francois, et amusant pour ceux qui le savant. De L'Imprimerie de T. Spilsbury. 1792. Third edition.
[4], 420pp. With a subscriber's list of a mere 20 persons, some representing London schools at Walthamstow, Sloane Street, Kensington, and Harley Street. Contemporary calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some slight surface loss, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription to verso of FFEP of 'Caroline Bettesworth / June 1799.', a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 300.00