BRENDA [i.e. SMITH, Georgina Castle]. Victoria-Bess. The Ups and Downs of a Doll's Life. John F. Shaw and Co.. [1879]. First edition.
161pp, [15]. With numerous line illustrations in the text by T. Pym, and a terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue. Original publisher's pictorial green cloth, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Contemporary ownership inscription to head of title-page, lightly spotted.
Price
£ 150.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Some rubbing, particularly to joints, corners bumped. Recent armorial bookplates to both FEPs, light foxing to plates, upper hinge of Vol. I exposed with board working loose, gathering D of Vol. I separating from text-block, clipping from the Naval and Military Gazette detailing Lord Nelson's proceedings in the Bay of Naples, tipped-in to verso Vol. I RFEP.
Price
£ 350.00
BRENTON, Edward Pelham. The naval history of Great Britain from the year MDCCLXXXIII. to MDCCCXXXVI. Henry Colburn. 1837. A new and greatly improved edition.
In two volumes. [3], vi-xxiv, 640; [4], 728pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume, and 21 further engraved plates and plans. Contemporary navy morocco-backed blind-stamped burgundy cloth boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint of Vol. I. Contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to head of both titles, occasional creasing, light spotting.
Price
£ 350.00
BRETON, John le. Britton. The second Edition. Faithfully corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate. Printed by the assignes of John Moore. 1640. Second edition.
[16], 64, 66-175, 175-238, 240-249, 245-287, [21]. With 21 terminal errata leaves. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, boards ruled in red, all edges red. Light rubbing to extremities with minor surface loss, some staining. Armorial bookplate of Theodori Jackson Gualtioni to FEP, loss to gutter margin of title - just clipping imprint, but with no loss of sense, ink inscription to head of title, marginal damp-staining to preliminaries, foxed throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
Price
£ 300.00
BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin. [c.1872]. Third edition.
In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing.
Price
£ 375.00
BRIGGS, Richard. The English Art of Cookery, according to the present practice; being a Complete Guide to all Housekeepers, on a plan entirely new; consisting of thirty-eight chapters...with bills of fare for every month in the year. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson. 1794. Third edition.
iv, xx, 564pp. With 12 copper-plate engravings illustrating tables settings of bills of fare for each month of the year. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked and reconered. Rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Occasional light browning, short tear to margin of Ff3 - just touching text, paper repairs to top margin of Gg5 - touching text of running title, bookplate of 'Harlan and Delia Walker' to verso of FFEP.
Price
£ 650.00
BRISSON, Barnabe. De veteri ritu nuptiarum & jure connubiorum: Barnabas Brissonius, Antonius & Franciscus Hotnianus. Apud Petrum le Grand. 1662.
[4], 504pp, [44]. With and engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum. Light soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate to FEP of D. A. Freeman with motto 'nil sine magno labore', bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed in parts but overall a clean and crisp copy.
Price
£ 150.00
BRISSOT DE WARVILLE, J[acques] P[ierre]. J. P. brissot, deputy of eure and loire, to his constituents, on the situation of the national convention; on the influence of the anarchists, and the evils it has caused; and on the necessity of annihilating that influence in order to save the republic. Printed for John Stockdale. 1794. New edition.
xl, 121pp, [15]. With a 14pp terminal publisher's advertisement catalogue, ESTC calls for 15 terminal advertisement leaves, but other copies appear to be known as here. Uncut and partially unopened, stitched, as issued. Inked ownership inscription to title-page, else clean and crisp.
Price
£ 75.00
BRITTON, John. Memoir of John Aubrey, F. R. S. embracing his auto-biographical sketches, a brief review of his personal and literary merits, and an account of his works; with extracts from his correspondence, anecdotes of some of his contemporaries, and of the times in which he lived. Printed by J. B. Nichols and Son. 1845. First edition.
x, [2], 4, 131pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Chivers, although unsigned, in contemporary burgundy half morocco, cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. Some light rubbing to extremities, spine sunned. Foxed throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
BRITTON, John. Memoirs of the life, writings, and character, of Henry Hatcher, author of "The History of Salisbury," &c.. Printed for J. Britton, to accompany his Auto-biography. 1847. First edition.
vii, [1], 36pp; 7pp, [1] advertisement and subscriber's list for the autobiography of John Britton being prepared for publication. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Bound by Jefferies & Sons in contemporary half calf, cloth boards, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss. Browning and foxing to blank endpapers, frontispiece, and title, newspaper articles concerning the life of Hatcher tipped-in to FFEPs.
Price
£ 100.00
BRODIE, Sir Benjamin C. F.R.S.. Psychological Inquiries : In a Series of Essays, Intaended to Illustrate the Mutual Relations of the Physycal Organization and the Mental Faculties.. Longman, Brown.... 1854. First edition.
viii, 264, 24 (advertisements). Publishers original cloth, gilt. Neatly repaired with new end papers.
Price
£ 50.00
BROWN, C. R. (Editor). Scottish Annual 1859. A. & C. Black. 1859. First edition.
viii, 412pp. With an illustrated decorative title page and and engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind stamped, pebbled green cloth, richly gilt, A.E.G., yellow tinted endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, with ink inscription of 'Samuel Loverly, With the Editors Complts. Xmas 1858' to recto of FFEP, with further later inscriptions in ink and pencil to same.
Price
£ 50.00
BROWN, Thomas, Captain. The conchologist's text-book, embracing the arrangements of lamarck and linnaeus, with a glossary of technical terms. Archibald Fullarton & Co.. 1835. Third edition.
x, [1], 12-180pp. With a half-title and 19 engraved plates. Contemporary calf, tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting brown morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Rubbed, slight split to head of upper joint. Later inked gift inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Gunora W. Hamilton / from Sir Charles Hamilton / April 2nd 1863', internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 100.00
BROWN, [John]. Brown's dictionary of the holy bible...the whole Comprising a Complete and most Entertaining library of scripture knowledge... Printed by M. Angus and Son. 1807.
In two volumes. xxvi, [1], 648; 718pp. Seemingly complete despite erratic pagination. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece to Vol. I, and five engraved plates. Contemporary diced calf, gilt. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink gift inscriptions to front blank endpapers of both volumes; 'Jane Gurney Jun. / from / Jonathan Backhouse Jr. / 10 mo 1811', very occasional marginal chipping, loss to margin of leaf Hh4, Vol. II - not touching text, foxed throughout.
Price
£ 150.00
BROWNE, D[aniel] J[ay]. Letters from the Canary Islands. George W. Light. 1834. First edition.
140pp. With a lithographic frontispiece, an engraved map, and two woodcuts in the text. Original publisher's green decorated cloth, recently rebacked to style. A trifle rubbed. Light marginal damp-staining to frontispiece, ink-stamps of the New York Academy of Sciences to title and p.74, else clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP; 'To / The New York Lyceum of Nat. History / with the respects of / D. Jay Browne', with their ink-stamp to head of title.
Price
£ 350.00