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BENNETT, John Hughes. The Present State of the Theory and Practice of Medicine: An Introductory Lecture to the Class of the Institutes of Medicine in the University of Edinbugh. Delivered November 6, 1855. Sutherland and Knox. 1855. First Edition.
23pp, [1]. Sewn self-wraps. Marking to wraps, with vertical crease.
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£ 75.00
DUNGLISON, Richard J.. The Public Medical Libraries of Philadelphia. J.B. Lippincott & Co. 1871. First Edition.
46pp. Original publisher's printed wraps. Slight marking and foxing to covers, occasionally to text, vertical creasing.
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£ 100.00
SPENCE, James. Cases of Tracheotomy in Croup, and for the Removal of Foreign Bodies. Printed By Murray and Gibb. 1858. First edition.
19pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece of two anatomical diagrams. Original publisher's plain tan paper wraps. Dust-soiling to extremities, remnant of postage stamp to lower wrap. All leaves and plate creased down centre, some tearing and loss to top margin of a majority of leaves, and no point touching text.
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£ 150.00
SPENCE, James. Case of successful amputation at the hip-joint, on account of malignant tumour of the femur. Printed By Oliver and Boyd. 1865. First offprint edition.
9pp, [1]. Engraved frontispiece illustration of the amputated patient. Original wraps. Slight marking, else a fine copy.
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£ 150.00
DAWSON, Thomas. An Account of a Safe and Efficacious Medicine in Sore-Eyes and Eye-Lids. Sold By J. Johnson. 1782. First Edition.
[4], 15pp, [1]. With half-title. [Bound behind:] WARE, James. Remarks on the Ophthalmy, Psorophthalmy, and Purulent Eye. With Methods of Cure, considerably different from those commonly used; and Cases annexed, in Proof of their Utility. London. Printed for Charles Dilly, 1780. First Edition. vii, [1], 133pp, [1]. With half-title. [And:] WARNER, Joseph. A Description of the Human Eye, and its Adjacent Parts; Together with their Principal Diseases, and the Methods proposed for relieving them. London. Printed for Lockyer Davis, 1775. Second Edition. x, 109pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. 8vo. Contemporary calf-backed, vellum tipped marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, lower joint cracked. Short manuscript contents list in an early hand to FEP.
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£ 600.00
LISTER, Joseph. Introductory lecture delivered in the university of edinburgh. November 8, 1869. Edmondston and Douglas. 1869. First edition.
22pp. Original wraps, with title to upper wrap. A fine presentation copy, with only slight marking, inscribed 'From the author' to head of title.
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£ 750.00
WALKER, John. Poems, by the Late Rev. John Walker, A.B. Formerly of Magdalen College, Oxford, Gospeller of the Cathedral Church, and Minister of St. Peter's Per Mounter Gate and St. John's Timberhill, Norwich; Vicar of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, and of Bawdsey.... Printed and Sold By Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson.... 1809. First Edition.
[22], 135pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight loss to spine, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of Edward Mugridge to half-title, and a short manuscript note in his hand to blank-fly at rear, mentioning a poem composed in the memory of Walker that is 'to be found in my common-place book for 1809 - page 87'. Small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
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£ 400.00
CAMPBELL, Alexander. The Grampians desolate: A poem. Printed By John Moir...for Vernor and Hood, London: And Manners and Miller, Edinburgh. 1804. First Edition.
vii, [1], 316pp, [4]. With half-title and terminal 'Prospectus of a new agricultural institution, or fund of aid for waste land cultivators. Dated London, April 16th 1804.' Finely bound in contemporary half mottled calf over marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt, flat-spine with subtle blind-stamped grecian urn devices to compartments. A fine copy. Small booklabel to J.O. Edwards to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Hawkins Browne Esqr, M.P. from the Author' to head of half-title.
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£ 750.00
[VINCENT, John]. Fowling, A Poem (In Five Books) Descriptive of Grouse, Partridge, Pheasant, Woodcock, Duck, And Snipe Shooting. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1808. First Edition.
[8], 150pp, [2]. Extra-illustrated with engraved title and 19 engraved plates, folding, from Howitt's British Sports. Exquisitely bound in contemporary green straight-grained morocco, elaborately decorated in gilt and blind, with double line and pointille borders enclosing several small tools. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G, attractively gauffered re-using some of the same small tools as used to boards. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate to FEP. Lot ticket for the Christies sale of Gloucester's library in 2006 loosely inserted.
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£ 3,250.00
[HAWKE, Martin]. Howell Wood; Or, The Raby Hunt, in Yorkshire. February, 1803. A New Hunting Song, to the Tune of "Ballynamonaora". Printed By Henry Reynell. 1804. First Edition.
8pp. Modern morocco backed buckram, with contrasting morocco title label, gilt, to upper board. Prince Henry, Duke of Gloucester's copy, with his bookplate and small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 250.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Ten Almanacks Issued for the year 1781].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption, 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. Parker's Ephemeris, For the Year of Our Lord 1781... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. [48pp]. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1781. 48pp. SAUNDERS, Richard. The English Apollo: Or, Useful Companion... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack.... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 48pp. ESTC lists only the British Library copy. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1781]. 47pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, spine, cracking to upper joint, else fine. Modern ink inscription of G.A.R. Onslow to head of blank fly-leaf. Very occasional shaving.
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£ 500.00
PULTENEY, Richard. Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England, from Its origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System. In Two Volumes. Printed for T. Cadell. 1790. First Edition.
Two volumes. xvi, [4], 360; [8], 352pp, [34]. Handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, two contrasting morocco lettering-pieces to each volume, spines richly gilt. Some chipping to extremities and cracking to joints, else an attractive copy. Peter Du Cane's copy, with his bookplate to FEP of each volume.
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£ 275.00
[WEYMOUTH]. The Weymouth Guide: Exhibiting the Ancient and Present State of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis; With a Description of Milton Abbey, Sherborne Castle, Lulworth Castle, the Island of Portland, and Every Other Place Worthy the Attention of Strangers who visit Weymouth. Embellished with a View of the Bay, and a Plan of Sandsfort Castle.. Printed for the Editor. Sold at the Library in St. Thomas's Street.... [1789]. Second Edition.
112pp. With lithographed frontispiece view of Weymouth Bay and an engraved folding plate of Sandsfoot Castle. Stitched within original marbled wraps. Slight creasing, some loss to spine. With the bookplate of Lord Walsingham to FEP.
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£ 350.00
GARDINER, Richard. Richardi Gardiner Herefordensis, Aedis Christi. Oxon. Canonici, Specimen Oratorium Recusum, & Declamationibus Quorandam Ibidem Art: Bac: Necnon Additamentis Studentium Heterogeniis Adornatum. Excudebat H. Hall Academiae Typographus, Impensis Ric: Davis. 1662. Third Edition.
[4], 176pp, [2]. Finely bound in nineteenth-century green crushed morroco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight loss of leather to turn-in of upper board. Slightly soiled, with occasional light staining, else a fine copy.
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£ 500.00
[BIBLE - N.T., Greek]. [Greek Title]. Novum Jesu Christi Domini Nostri Testamentum. Ex Regiis Aliisque Optimis Editionibus Cum Cura Expressum. Ex Typographia & Typis Novissimis Joannis Jannoni, 1628. [Colophon Dated 1629).
[2], 3-571pp, [1]. Finely bound in contemporary English black morocco, gilt. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Rust-spot to CC7, small paper flaw to MM1, each causing slight loss to text. With the ink inscription 'Isaak Chauncy, 1656/57', in red ink to colophon, further ink inscriptions 'E. Libris Elia. Mason, Const., 13s 6d, 1697' and 'W.H. Everard, Dec 21st 1823' to front endpapers and blank fly-leaves.
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£ 1,500.00
DAVENANT, Sir William. Gondibert: An Heroick Poem. Printed for John Holden. 1651. Second edition.
[4], 64, [4], 243, [7]. With preliminary errata leaf, and V8, a duplicate of the text of V7v. Contemporary blind-ruled sheep. Lightly rubbed, with small leather flaw to spine and a little loss to bottom corner of lower board, else a crisp copy.
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£ 400.00
QUINTON, John Allan. Heaven's Antidote to The Curse of Labour; or. The Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath, Considered in Relation to the Working Classes. With Six Engraved By George Measom, from Designs By Gilbert. Partridge and Oakey. 1849. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 141pp, [3]. Frontispiece and three further engraved plates, two vignette engravings to text. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Some fading to spine.
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£ 100.00
TURRETIN, Jean Alphonse. Johannis Alphonsi Turretini, Theologi Genevensis Celeberrimi, Commentarius Theoretico-Practicus in Epistolas Divi Pauli Ad Thessalonicenses. Apud Johannem Brandmullerum. 1739. First Edition.
[8], 560pp. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. E2-3 remargined, with printed and manuscript side notes affixed, presumably by the publisher correcting printing errors. Walter Bowman's copy, with his ink inscription to blank-fly. Later bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. Single manuscript note to blank-fly at end.
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£ 150.00
[ALMANACKS]. [Eight Almanacks issued for the year 1797].
The Gentleman's Diary, Or the Mathematical Repository; An Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. The Ladies' Diary: or Woman's Almanack.. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 46pp, [i.e. 48pp]. MOORE, Francis. Vox Stellarum: Or, A Loyal Almanack for the Year of Human Redemption 1797... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1797. 48pp. PARTRIDGE, John. Merlinus Liberatus. Being An Almanack for the Year of our Redemption... [1797]. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, 1787. 48pp. Old Poor Robin. An Almanack. London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. SEASON, Henry. Speculum Anni: or, Season on the Seasons... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WING, Tycho. [Greek Title] or, an Almanack... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. WHITE, Robert. [Greek Title], The Coelestial Atlas; or, A New Ephemeris... London. Printed for the Company of Stationers, [1797]. 48pp. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G.. Printed vellum page-markers indicating the beginning of each almanac. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
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£ 500.00
[COOK, Captain James]. HAWKESWORTH, John.. Relation des voyages entrepris par ordre de sa majeste Britannique, Et successivement executes par le Commodore Byron, le Capitaine Carteret, le Capitaine Wallis & le Capitaine Cook, dans les Vaisseaux le Dauphin, le Swallow & l'Endeavour; Traduite de L'Anglois. Tome Premier [-Huitieme]. Chez Nyon, l'aine...Merigot, le jeune. 1789.
Eight volumes. 48, 219, [1]; [4], 243, [1]; 316; [4], 320; [4], 259, [1]; 223, [1]; 131 [i.e. 231], [1]; 252pp. With half-title to each volume. [Bound uniformly with:] Voyage dans l'hemisphere Austral, et autour du monde, Fait sur les vaisseaux de roi l'Aventure & la Resolution, en 1772, 1773, 1774 & 1775; ecrit par Jacques Cook, Commandant de la Resolution; dans lequel on a infere la relation du Capitaine Furneaux, & celle de MM. Forster. Traduit de l'Anglois.... A Paris. Chez J.G. Merigot, le jeune..., 1792. Six volumes. [4], [i]-xl, 375, [1]; 397, [1]; 380; 376; [4], 320; 311pp, [1]. With three half titles, as issued, and a single table opposite p.157, Vol VI. Without the atlas volume. Finely bound in uniform mottled French calf-backed marbled boards, with vellum tips, contrasting red and green morocco title labels, spines richly gilt in scalloppine design. Slightly rubbed, with some chips to extremities of spines. Very occasionally cracking to joints, single wormhole to upper joint Vol III, 2nd work. The odd rust-hole or tear to text, all without loss of sense. Occasional light marking or staining. With ink inscriptions of John Lukis, (with one mention of Guernsey), to titles, thus presumably from the library of Channel Islands based mining engineer John Walter Lukis (1816-1894). Small shelf-mark label of Bibliotheque Rohault-Fleury to FEP of Vol. V of the second work, neatly removed from other volumes.
Price
£ 1,250.00