Recent Acquisitions

HORN, Georg. Arca mosis sive historia mundi. Que complectitur primordia rerum naturalium omniumque artium ac scientiarum. Impensis Johannis Luderwaldi. 1669.
[36], 220pp, [24]. With an additional engraved title. Slight marginal loss to **6. [Bound with:] Historiae naturalis et civilis, ad nostra usque tempora, libri septum. Lipsiae [i.e. Leipzig], Sumptibus Johannis & Friederici Luderwald, 1671. 374pp. With an additional engraved title. [And:] Ulyssea sive studiosus peregrinans omnia lustrans littora. Lugd. Batav. [i.e. Leiden], Ex Officina Cornelii Driehuysen et Arnoldi Doude, 1671. [8], 590pp. With an engraved title-page. 12mo. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Light rubbing to extremities, some soiling. Booksellers description pasted to FEP, occasional spots of foxing, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 450.00
KAULFUSS, J[ohann] S[amuel]. Ueber den geist der Polnischen sprache. Eine einleitung in die Polnische literar-geschichte sur Deutsche. Bey Schimmelpfennig und Comp.. 1804. First edition.
227pp, [1]. With two folding plates of musical notation. Original publisher's tan paper wrappers, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Slight wear to extremities with some loss to head and foot of spine. Ink shelf-marks to FEP of Sir Thomas Phillipps' Middle Hill Library, lightly foxed throughout.
Price
£ 250.00
DUPORT, James. Musae subsecivae, seu Poetica Stromata. Ex Officina Joann. Hayes, celeberrimae Academiae Typographi. 1676. First edition.
[6], 576pp, [12]. Eighteenth-century gilt-ruled calf. Rubbed, with chipping to spine, short cracks to joints. Armorial bookplate of the Dukes of Leeds to FEP.
Price
£ 750.00
COLQUHOUN, Patrick. A treatise on the police of the metropolis; containing a detail of the various crimes and misdemeanors By which Public and Private Property and Security are, at present, injured and endangered: and suggesting remedies for their prevention. Printed by H. Fry...for C. Dilly. 1797. Fifth edition.
xxix, [7], 444, xxviiipp. With a half-title and a folding table. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Occasional spots of light foxing, substantial loss to RFEP, ink inscription to head of half-title; 'Sophia O'Head (?) 1829.'
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£ 250.00
SOCIETY OF NAVAL GENTLEMEN. Britannia triumphant: or, An Account of the Sea-Fights and Victories of the English Nation, From the earliest Times, down to the Conclusion of the late War...to which is prefixed, A Large Introduction, Containing the History of Navigation... Sold by R. James. 1766. Second edition.
li, [1], 224pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five engraved plates. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed, joints cracked, ink inscription to lower board. Overall internally clean and crisp, later ink inscription to recto of FFEP, marginal ink annotation to title, ink-stamped initials to front blank fly-leaf and top margin of first page of text.
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£ 225.00
GREENE, Thomas. Four discourses on the Four Last Things; viz. death, judgment, heaven, and hell. Printed for John Rivington, Bookseller to the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1775. New edition, corrected.
viii, 261pp, [3] publisher's advertisements. Contemporary speckled calf, gilt. Lightly rubbed, joints cracked, loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of browning, contemporary ink inscription to head of title; 'Mary Lancaster D.D. Thos. Osborn L.L.D. 1776'.
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£ 150.00
BYRON, Gordon George, Lord. English Bards, and Scotch Reviewers; A Satire. Printed for James Cawthorn. 1809. Second edition.
[3], vi-vii, [1], 85pp, [1]. Without half-title or terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary calf, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with some loss to head of sunned spine. Occasional spot of light soiling. Inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP; 'W. Williams Wynn'
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£ 125.00
[RITSON, Joseph]. Pieces of Ancient Popular Poetry; from authentic manuscripts and old printed copies. Printed by C. Clarke, for T. and J. Egerton. 1791. First edition.
xiv, [2], 152pp. With a half-title. Contemporary calf, gilt, marbled edges. Rubbed, with some loss to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of light soiling. Inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP; 'W. Williams Wynn'.
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£ 125.00
DRYDEN, John. An evening's love: or, the Mock-Astrologer. As it is Acted By Their Majesties servants. Printed for Henry Herringman. 1691.
[16], 63pp, [1]. Recent tan cloth, lettered in gilt to upper board. Minor wear to extremities. Dust-soiled throughout, occasional light damp-staining to bottom margins, loss to top corner of terminal leaf, not effecting text.
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£ 125.00
PHILIPOT, Thomas. A Phylosophical essay, Treating Of The most Probably Cause of that Grand Mystery of Nature, the Flux & Reflux: or, Flowing and Ebbing of the Sea. Printed by T.M. for T. Passinger. 1673. First edition.
[4], 14pp. Without initial blank. Some staining. [Contained within:] [A sammelband of 11 other seventeenth-century works, three of which defective - please ask for full details.] Quarto. Contemporary calf, blind-ruled to spine, with later contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with short cracks and some exposure of binding cords to joints. Index in a contemporary hand to FEP, with several other pen trials in the same hand to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 1,250.00
HARDY, Robert. An address to the Loyal Volunteer Corps of great britain: In Two Parts. Part I. Cautions against the ill effects likely to proceed from the present habits of the Associations. Part II. The means pointed out, whereby the Volunteer Corps may render permanent benefits to their Country. Printed by J. Seagrave. 1799. First edition.
[4], 156pp. Uncut and largely unopened in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Slight marking, spine and joints a trifle chipped, else a crisp unsophisticated copy.
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£ 375.00
SHAKESPEARE, William. The dramatic works of William Shakspeare. Printed by C. Whittingham. 1814.
In seven volumes. Each play has a separate title, pagination, and register. With an half-title to each volume. Engraved frontispiece of Stratford-upon-Avon and one plate depicting a bust of the playwright to Vol I. Wood-cut illustrations to play titles and act headings throughout. Attractively bound in contemporary blind-tooled burgundy morocco, richly gilt, A.E.G.. Light rubbing to extremities. Slight tears to top margin of D3 [Much Ado About Nothing] of Vol II and E3 [Taming of the Shrew] of Vol III, just touching running-title in each instance, F4 of Vol IV detached [King Henry V], shaving to margins of B6 and C6 [Romeo and Juliet] of Vol VII, touching text but with no loss of sense., first gathering of King Henry VI, Part I [Vol IV] bound out of sequence, appearing mid-way through King Henry IV, Part II, gathering D of King Henry VIII [Vol V] also misbound, appearing prior to gathering of C, two leaves of Vol. IV detached, light foxing to blank endpapers.
Price
£ 950.00
GOLDSWORTHY, E. F.. Recollections of Taunton by an old tauntonian. Barnicott and Son. 1883. Second edition.
[4], 62pp, [1]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Original publisher's green cloth, gilt. Slight soiling and minor rubbing to extremities. Text-block working loose of binding, browning to endpapers, sporadic spots of light foxing, contemporary monochrome portrait photograph to recto of FFEP with the ink inscription (with correction); 'To Henry Davis from [photo] with compliments Jan 19th 1884.'
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£ 50.00
MULDER, Claas. Over eenen zoogenaamden zwavelregen in Mei 1826 in Vriesland Gevallen. Lodewijk van Es. 1827. First edition.
[2], 38pp. Uncut in original publisher's plain green paper wraps. Author and publication date in manuscript to upper wrap, slight wear and soiling. Occasional spots of foxing, ink -stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and title. Ink inscription to head of title (Presentation?)
Price
£ 75.00
SYKES, W. H., Lieut.-Colonel. Discussion of meteorological observations taken in India, at various heights, embracing those at Dodabetta on the Neelgherry Mountains, at 8640 feet above the level of the sea. From the Philosophical Transactions. - Part II. for 1850. Printed by R. and J. E. Taylor. 1850. First offprint edition.
[3], 298-378pp. With three folding tables and four folding plates as called for. Disbound. Plates detached from text-block, one plates trimmed with slight loss to text, no loss of sense, occasional spots of light foxing and dust-soiling. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'The Meteorological Society from the author.'
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£ 75.00
WOLLASTON, William Hyde. On a Differential Barometer. [s.n.]. [1829].
Two copies of the work bound together. 133-136; 133-136pp. Contemporary plain tan paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light soiling and wear, ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and head of drop-title.
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£ 50.00
TYNDALL, J.. On the atmosphere as a vehicle of sound. [From the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, 1874]. [s.n.]. [1874]. First offprint edition.
183-244pp. With three engraved plates. Original publisher's plain green paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, slight dust-soiling and some creasing to extremities. Occasional creasing to leaves.
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£ 75.00
PLANTAMOUR, E.. De la temperature a Geneve d'apres vingt annees d'observations (1836 a 1855). [s.n.]. 1856. First offprint edition.
[1], 290-330pp. Unopened in original publisher's plain paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light foxing, loss to spine, upper wrap nearly detached. Creasing to leaves, short tear to head of drop-title.
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£ 50.00
MONS, J. B. Van. Quelques particularites concernant les brouillards de differente nature. Presente a l'academie en Avril 1827. [s.n.]. 1827. First offprint edition.
[3], 372-407pp, [1]. Original publisher's plain blue paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, spots of soiling in places, ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and title-page. Light foxing throughout, final three leaves detached from text-block.
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£ 75.00
STEWART, Thomas. The rainfall on Table Mountain (Read June 19, 1912). From the Transactions of the Royal Society of South Africa. Vo. III., Part 1, 1913. [s.n.]. 1913. First offprint edition.
41-46pp. Original publisher's green printed paper wraps. Light dust-soiling to extremities, ink-stamp of the Royal Meteorological Society and pen and coloured pencil annotations to upper wrap. Occasional spot of foxing to margins, ink annotations to text of rainfall tables. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of upper wrap; 'The Royal Meteorological Society, with the authors compliments.'
Price
£ 50.00