BACON, Francis. History Naturall And Experimentall, Of Life and Death. Or Of the Prolongation of Life. Printed by John Haviland for William Lee, and Humphrey Mosley. 1638.
[30], 395 [i.e. 435]pp, [3]. With an initial imprimatur leaf, an additional imprimatur on p.395 [i.e.435], and a terminal blank leaf. Contemporary blind-ruled calf, recently rebacked to style, recent contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Boards a trifle marked, some wear to corners. Recent plain endpapers, nineteenth-century ownership inscription to verso of title, light damp-staining throughout, single instance of ink underlining and marginal annotation.
Price
£ 650.00
BACON, Reginald. The Dover Patrol. Hutchinson & Co.. [1919]. First edition.
In two volumes. xxxiv, 325pp, [1]; x, 327-643pp. With 101 illustrations, 12 charts, and 21 plans and diagrams, titles in red and black. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles. Rubbed and somewhat soiled, bubbling of cloth to boards - particularly at spines, marginal foxing throughout both volumes. From the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe with the ink inscription 'Jellicoe' to both FEPs.
Price
£ 250.00
BAILLY, C.. Manuale di fisica ossia compendio degli elementi di questa scienza di C. Bailly...corredato di note, ed aggiunte matematiche Dr. T Richard. Da' Torchi del Tramater. 1830.
xxv, 242pp. With two engraved folding plates. Contemporary black calf backed marbled boards, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Leaves foxed throughout.
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£ 100.00
BAILLY, [Jean Sylvian]. Lettres sur l'origine des sciences, et sur celle des peuples de l'asie, Adressees a M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & precedes de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire a l'Auteur. Chez M. Elmesly, Chez De Bure. 1777.
[4], 348pp. Contemporary sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some surface loss, small worm-holes and slight loss to foot of spine. Ink-stamp to FEP of Ben Damph Forest, the family library of the Earls of Lovelace, alongside ink inscription of 'King', marginal worming to latter half of text-block.
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£ 200.00
BAKER, Pacifus. O.S.F.. The Christian Advent, Or, Entertainments for That Holy Season: In Moral Reflections and Pious Thoughts and Aspirations.... Sold By J. Marmaduke...and W. Needham. 1759. Second Edition.
viii, [3], 10-270pp, [1]. Contents leaf inserted between A4/5 as noted in other copies. Recent brown calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. New endpapers, with earlier fly-leaves bound in with repairs to margins. Occasional chipping to margins, minute worming and occasional bookmark stains to gutters. Early ink inscription of Ann Hippisly to blank fly, with short manuscript biographical details signed and dated Miss Gillow, Nov 18. 1905, with the bookplate of Joseph Gillow to verso.
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£ 250.00
BAKER, Richard. Meditations and disquisitions upon the Lords Prayer. Printed by Anne Griffin, for Anne Bouler. 1637. Second edition, corrected and amended.
[8], 213pp, [1]. Contemporary gilt-tooled sheep, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, small worm-hole to foot of spine, naive repair to head, lettering-piece detached and chipped. Hinges exposed, recent bookplate pf 'Robert J. Hayhurst' to FEP, browning to gutters of O1-2, marginal worm-trail to latter half of text-block.
Price
£ 450.00
BALLANTYNE, R[obert] M[ichael]. The rover of the andes: A tale of adventure in south america. James Nisbet & Co.. 1885. First edition.
vii, [1], 431, [1], 8pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an additional engraved title-page, and four engraved plates. Original publisher's pictorial cloth, gilt. Rubbed and a trifle marked/sunned. Contemporary ink gift inscription to verso of FFEP, very lightly dust-soiled, occasional marginal chipping.
Price
£ 75.00
BALME, [Claude]. Traite historique et pratique du scorbut, chez l'homme et les animaux... Chez L'Auteur et al.. 1819. First edition.
[6], 336pp. With half-title. Recent decorated paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Foxed. From the library of British physiologist John Yudkin (1910-1995), with his bookplate to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of half-title.
Price
£ 250.00
BANKS, John. An epitome of a Course of Lectures on natural and experimental philosophy. Printed by W. Pennington. 1775. First edition.
126pp. Later green cloth, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed and marked, chipping to lettering-piece. Occasional spotting, loss to head of title - clipping text, inked annotation to foot: 'This Mr. John Banks / was my father's cousin / J.W.B.'
Price
£ 750.00
BARBAULD, Mrs. [Anna Laetitia]. A TUSCAN.. Inni Giovenili della Signora Barbauld. Stampato per N. Hailes. 1829. Second edition.
xii, 132pp. With half-title. Original publisher's brown buckram, printed paper lettering-piece to upper board reading 'Mrs. Barbauld's / Hymns for Children, / in Italian. / Price 2s. 6d.' Spine a trifle worn, light marking to boards, else fine; internally immaculate.
Price
£ 300.00
BARCLAY, John. Select anecdotes and instructive incidents, taken from publications of several members of the Society of friends, chiefly illustrative of their sentiments and conduct on various occasions. Printed and Sold by William Phillips. 1822.
iv, [1], 1-261pp, [17]. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, ruled in gilt. Extremities rubbed. Lightly foxed internally.
Price
£ 50.00
BARCLAY, Rachel. Select pieces of poetry, intended to promote piety and virtue in the minds of young people. Printed and sold by James Phillips. 1795. First edition.
[4], v, [2], vi-viii, 168pp. With half title and inserted errata leaf. Contemporary calf. Rubbed, with slight loss at head of spine, small crack to upper joint. Several leaves protruding from text block, occasional marking. Presentation copy, inscribed by the husband of the late compiler 'Jane Gurney from David Barclay' to head of half-title.
Price
£ 375.00
BARETTI, Joseph. An introduction to the most useful european languages, consisting of select passages, From the most celebrated english, french, italian, and spanish authors... Printed for T. Davies...and T. Cadell. 1772. First edition.
[8], 469pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of half-title, ink gift inscription to head of title-page, occasional spotting, light damp-staining.
Price
£ 250.00
BARRINGTON, Shute. A Charge Delivered to the Clergy Of the Diocese of Sarum at the Primary Visitation of That Diocese, In the Year MDCCLXXXIII By Shute Lord Bishop of Sarum. [s.n.]. 1783.
[4], 24pp. Uncut in original paper wraps with later stitching, inscribed in ink to upper wrapper 'The Revd. Mr Clark Curate of Chadleworth'. As the present copy bears the name of an English clergyman in the Marlborough area, it is possible that Shute Barrington (1734-1826) distributed this short encouragement of residency, activity and diligence given on his translation to Salisbury to his subordinates in the Sarum See. One of three editions and formats appearing in the first year of publication; all are scarce, with this present edition recorded by ESTC in nine copies at seven locations worldwide. ESTC T53324.
Price
£ 125.00
BARROW, Sir John. The life of richard earl howe, k.g., admiral of the fleet, and general of marines. John Murray. 1838. First edition.
xvi, 432pp. Contemporary navy half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, marbled edges. Extremities worn. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 125.00