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D'URBIN. Projet d'un droit unique d'inventaire sur les vins, examine dans l'interet du tresor, des proprietaires et du commerce. Tourneux. 1830. First edition.
28pp. With a woodcut vignette to title depicting three bee-hives. Stitched, as issued in plain turquoise wrappers. Slight loss to wrappers at spine, slightest of soiling. Very lightly foxed and damp-stained.
Price
£ 300.00
CROPPER, James. STUART, C.. A letter to Thomas Clarkson by James Cropper. And prejudice vincible; or the practicability of conquering prejudice by better means than by slavery and exile; in relation to the American Colonization Society. By C. Stuart. Printed by Egerton Smith and Co.. 1832. First edition.
24pp. Recent plain paper boards, printed paper title label. Minor wear to extremities. Very mild spots of dust-soiling and foxing throughout.
Price
£ 350.00
[ROSCOE, William]. An address from the liverpool society for the Abolition of Slavery, on the safest and most efficacious means of promoting the gradual improvement of the negro slaves in the British West India Islands, preparatory to their becoming free labourers, and on the expected consequences of such change. [J. & G. Smith]. [1824]. First edition.
18pp. Stitched, as issued. Title laid-down due to loss at head and foot and small hole to centre, loss of publisher's name and date to imprint, very small hole to final leaf, just touching text but without loss of sense, light spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 350.00
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
GRAHAM, Charles. Miscellaneous pieces, in prose and verse. Printed by T. Schofield, for the Author. 1793.
x, [3], 14-193pp, [1]. With an engraved folding frontispiece and a list of subscribers. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with original spine laid-down. A trifle rubbed, loss to head and foot of spine, upper joint cracked. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 350.00
HAMLEY, General Sir Edward. The war in the crimea. Seeley and Co. Limited. 1910. Second edition.
vi, [2], 312pp, [16] publisher's catalogue. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and eight engraved plates. Original publisher's maroon cloth, gilt. Some slight rubbing and light spots of soiling. Hinges splitting, recent armorial bookplate to recto FFEP of Cefntilla, family seat of the Raglan baronetcy, alongside ownership inscriptions of 'Robert Arthur Lt. Col., Coast Artillery Corps U.S. Army' and 'George F. Heaney Jr. Colonel, C.A.C', bookplate to FEP of 'Department of the Navy, Bureau of Navigation, Ship's Library, U.S.S. Dubuque', with occasional embossed stamps of same throughout.
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£ 100.00
[STUART, Charles Edward]. The history of prince charles edward stuart, commonly called the pretender. Printed for the Booksellers. c.1850. First edtion.
24pp. With a woodcut portrait of the Prince to title-page. Number 120 in a series. Unbound. Slight chipping to leaf margins, lightly dust-soiled.
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£ 75.00
[BURNS, Robert]. An interesting history of robert burns; the ayrshire bard. Printed for the Booksellers. c.1850. First edition.
24pp. With a woodcut portrait of the poet to title-page. Number 60 in a larger chapbook series. Uncut and unopened, as issued. Slight chipping to leaf margins, lightly dust-soiled.
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£ 75.00
LOCKE, John. Some Familiar Letters between Mr. locke, and Several of his Friends. Printed for A. and J. Churchill. 1708. First edition.
[4], 540pp. [Bound uniformly with:] [LOCKE, John]. Mr. Locke's Reply To the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Worcester's Answer to his Second Letter... London. Printed by H.C. for A. and J. Churchill, 1699. First edition. [2], 452pp, [2]. With terminal errata. Marginal loss to X4, some browning to text. [And:] [LOCKE, John]. Mr. Locke's Reply To the Right Reverend the Lord Bishop of Worcester's Answer to his Letter, Concerning some passages relating to Mr. Locke's Essay of humane Understanding: in a late Discourse of his Lordships, in Vindication of the Trinity. London. Printed by H. Clark for A. and J. Churchill, 1697. First edition. [4], 174pp, [2], 7, [5]. With half-title and two terminal advertisement leaves. 8vo. Three volumes. Contemporary blind-panelled sprinkled calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbed, especially to spines, with some cracking to joints, with old lot ticket to spine of Vol I. Early ink-stamps of 'Philadelphia Frewen' to preliminaries of each volume.
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£ 2,000.00
ALLIBOND, John. Rustica academiae oxoniensis Nuper Reformatae descriptio, In Visitatione Fanatica Octobris sexto, &c. Anno Domini 1648 cum Comitiis ibidem Anno sequente: Et aliis notatu non Indignis. Impensis G. Redmayne. [1700?]. Third edition.
19pp, [1]. Stitched into original marbled paper wrappers. A trifle dog-earred, with some loss to spine, tearing/creasing to extremities, but nevertheless a remarkable survival in unsophisticated condition
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£ 950.00
RUSKIN, John. Notes by Mr. Ruskin on Samuel Prout and William Hunt, illustrated by a loan collection of drawings exhibited at The Fine Art Society's Galleries, 148 New Bond Street. 1879-80. Printed by Strangeways & Sons. [1879]. First edition.
108pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Spots of browning and soiling to extremities, chipping and some loss to spine, upper wrap separating. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light foxing.
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£ 50.00
BRACKENBURY, H[enry]. The last campaign of Hanover. From the Journal of the Royal United Service Institution, vo. xiv.. Harrison and Sons, Printers in Ordinary to Her Majesty. [1870]. First offprint edition.
18pp. With two engraved folding maps. Stitched, as issued. Lightly foxed throughout with the occasional spot of mild dust-soiling.
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£ 75.00
[ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. Pharmacopoeia Collegii Regalis medicorum londinensis. Typis G. Bowyer; Impensis R.Knaplock et al.. 1721. Fourth edition.
[16], 24, 29-154pp, [8]. Text complete despite erratic pagination, errata leaf bound at end, as part of index. Without two terminal advertisement leaves. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary panelled calf. Slight rubbing, joints a little cracked (though holding very firm) with short splits and chipping at head and foot. Armorial bookplate of 'Nath. Cholmley Esq.' to FEP, lightly foxed, otherwise a fresh copy. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with neat ink-stamps to verso of title and p.51 margin.
Price
£ 1,250.00
[ARTHUR RACKHAM]. MOORE, Clement C.. The night before christmas. George G. Harrap & Co. Ltd. [1932]. Second edition.
35pp, [3]. With four colour plates illustrated by Arthur Rackham and numerous line illustrations. Title in red and black. Original publisher's red cloth boards, lettered in black. Light rubbing to extremities, a trifle sunned. Decorated endpapers, very light foxing throughout.
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£ 200.00
[AUCTION CATALOGUE]. Particulars and conditions of sale of A Desirable Freehold Estate, called ingo estate...Exclusive of the Inexhaustible seam of coals, and Valuable lime quarry...Which will be sold by auction By Mr. Christie...At his Great Room in Pall Mall, on Thursday the 25th of August, 1791, at one o'clock. [s.n.]. [1791]. First edition.
3pp, [1]. Single folded leaf. Very lightly browned and dust-soiled, slight creasing.
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£ 350.00
[HALLYWELL, Henry]. A private letter of Satisfaction to a friend concerning 1. The sleep of the soul. 2. The state of the soul after death, till the resurrection. 3. The reason of the seldom appearing of separate spirits. 4. Prayer for departed souls whether lawful or no.. [s.n.]. 1667. First edition.
[2], 84pp. Without terminal blank leaf. [Bound after:] SANDERSON, Robert. Five cases of Conscience: Occasionally Determined by A late Learned Hand. London. Printed by E. C. for Henry Brome, 1666. [8], 128pp. With an additional engraved title-page. 8vo. Contemporary calf, gilt, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Heavily worn, joints split, upper board held by cords only. Front pastedown sprung, ink-spot to title of second bound work, very occasional slight shaving to pagination numerals, sporadic spotting. From the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with his occasional neat ink-stamps.
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£ 450.00
BEAUMARCHAIS, Pierre-Augustin Caron de. Oeuvres completes de M. de Beaumarchais... [s.n.]. 1780.
Four volumes. [4], 360; [4], 390; [4], 355, [1]; [4], 458pp. With edition-title to each volume. Finely bound in eighteenth-century English tree calf, spines richly gilt with contrasting black morocco lettering-pieces. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine set. Internally immaculate. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of Ben Damph Forest to front endpaper.
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£ 450.00
[TREATIES]. A collection of all the treaties of peace, alliance, and commerce, between great-britain and other powers, from the Revolution in 1688, to the present time. Printed for J. Almon. 1772. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, 404, [4]; iv, 342pp. With a half-title to Vol. I and a folding table. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and soiling, surface loss to upper board of Vol. I, upper joint of Vol. I starting. Light marginal damp-staining to final two registers of Vol. II. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink-stamps of the Ben Damph Forest to both FEPs.
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£ 500.00
[HALL, Peter]. Tekmeria metrika. Symptoms of rhyme, original and translated. Printed by Thomas Davison. 1824. First edition.
[4], 69pp, [1]. First two words of title transliterated from the Greek. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled brown morocco, A.E.G. Rubbed, some surface loss to boards, a trifle marked and sunned. Lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank flyleaf; 'W. G. Meredith Esqre. / with the author's best regards'.
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£ 250.00
CUNNINGHAM, Alexander. Alexandri cuningamii animadversiones, in richardi betleii notas et emendationes ad q. horatium flaccum. Apud Thomam Jonsonium. 1721. First edition.
[6], 393pp, [3]. Title in red and black. Attractively bound in early nineteenth century half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy. From the library of the Earls of Lovelace, with ink stamp to FFEP of the Ben Damph Forest Library.
Price
£ 150.00