Recent Acquisitions

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.'
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£ 50.00
EATON, Henry Storks. Report on the temperature and the rainfall of the Croydon district, 1881-85. [From the Transactions of the Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club, 1886]. West, Newman and Co.. 1886. First offprint edition.
36pp. Original publisher's orange printed paper wraps. Evidently disbound from a larger volume. Minor wear to extremities, ink shelf marks to upper wrap. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
NAPIER, James R.. On a wind-direction rain-gauge. Read before the Philosophical Society of Glasgow, November 30, 1870. [s.n.]. [1871]. First offprint edition.
3pp, [1]. With an engraved folding plate illustrating the rain-gauge in question. Unbound. All leaves creased and foxed. Ink correction to text of p.[1], with ink-stamp of the Royal Meteorological Society and presentation inscription; 'from the author' to head of same.
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£ 75.00
SCHUCK, A.. Taifune an der Sudkuste Japans 20. - 23. und 30. September 1869. Separat-Abdruck aus den Verhandlungen des Vereins fur Naturw. Unterhaltung. Band VI. [s.n.]. 1869. First offprint edition.
20pp. With a folding map. Original publisher's plain tan paper wraps. Foxing to extremities. Creasing to all leaves. Ink-stamp of the Royal Meteorological Society, and title in manuscript, to upper wrap. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of upper wrap; 'For the library of the Meteorological Society London by the author A. Schuck. Hamburg 24 Mai 1887.'
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£ 100.00
KLEIN, F. H.. The foretelling of the weather in connexion with meteorological observations...Together with a description of the telegraphic warning system introduced in the Netherlands, June, 1860, as proposed by the director of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Professor Dr. Buys-Ballot. Benjamin Pardon. 1863. First English edition.
31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Ink-stamps of the Meteorological Society to upper cover and title.
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£ 50.00
SHAW, W. N. COHEN R. Waley. On the seasonal variation of atmospheric temperatures in the British Isles, and its relation to wind-direction, with a note on the effect of sea temperature on the seasonal variation of air temperature. From the Proceedings of the Royal Society, Vol. 69. Harrison and Sons. [1901]. First offprint edition.
85pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Very light soiling to extremities, ink-stamp of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of upper wrap; 'With the authors complts.'
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£ 50.00
WEST, Charles. A letter to the Governors of the Hospital for Sick Children. Printed by Blades, East & Blades. 1877. First edition.
19pp, [1]. Disbound. Light spots of dust-soiling in places.
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£ 100.00
SMYTH, A. W.. The collateral circulation in aneurism. Report of the successful ligation of the innominate, the common carotid, the vertebral, and the internal mammary arteries, in a case of right subclavian aneurism. [s.n.]. 1876. First edition.
25pp, [1]. Disbound. Occasional light spots of dust-soiling, creasing to leaves.
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£ 100.00
VOLKMANN, [Richard von]. Professor Volkmann on antiseptic osteotomy. From the Edinburgh Medical Journal for March 1875. Oliver and Boyd. 1875. First offprint edition.
8pp. Disbound. Light dust-soiling in places, central crease to all leaves, ink annotation to text of p.8.
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£ 75.00
WOOLLCOMBE, R. W.. Some reasons for the supposition that the red corpuscles of the blood have cycloidal rotation. Clarke & Son. [1876]. First edition.
7pp. Disbound. Light spots of dust-soiling, creasing to leaves, ink annotations to title and occasionally to margins.
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£ 75.00
[BRYAN]. The Temple of Fame. A poem. Inscrib'd to Mr. Congreve. Printed and Sold by H. Hills. 1709.
15pp, [1]. With a terminal page of publisher's advertisements. Recent marbled paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Minor wear to extremities. Text-block working loose of binding, light damp-staining to bottom corner and gutter margin of all leaves.
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£ 50.00
[PIDANSAT DE MARIOBERT, Mathieu-Francois]. Anecdotes sur M. la Comtesse du Barri. [s.n.]. 1776.
408pp. Partly uncut in original publisher's pink paper boards, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Heavy rubbing to extremities with extensive surface loss to spine, spots of soiling, ink inscription of 'Dalhousie' to upper board. Occasional dust-soiling, hole to top margin of A12, touching text but with no loss of sense, marginal loss to Q5 due to burning, scorch mark touching though not obscuring text, pen trials to recto of FFEP, armorial bookplate of Earl of Dalhousie to FEP. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
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£ 75.00
GROSCLAUDE. Les gaietes de l'annee (deuxieme annee). Librairie Moderne. 1887.
[4], 310pp, [2]. With numerous illustrations in the text by Caran d'Ache. Contemporary navy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, original publisher's illustrated paper wraps bound-in. Minor wear to extremities, spine sunned. Marbled endpapers, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 50.00
TOUCHATOUT [BIENVENU, Leon-Charles]. Histoire de France tintamarresque depuis les temps les plus recules jusqu'a nos jours. A la Librairie Illustree. c.1900.
viii, 453pp, [1]. With a half-title, a hand-coloured engraved frontispiece, six hand-coloured engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Contemporary half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt, original publisher's illustrated paper wraps bound-in. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, bottom margin of title and first leaf of preface shaved, sporadic foxing throughout.
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£ 50.00
[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. A form of prayer To be Used on Wednesday the Fifth day of June next ensuing, within the Cities of London and Westminster, and Ten miles distance of the same. And on Wednesday the Nineteenth of the same June through the rest of the whole Kingdom; Being the Fast-Day appointed by the King and Queen's Proclamation to Implore the Blessing of Almighty God upon Their Majesties Forces by Sea and Land, and Success in the War now Declared against the French King. By Their Majesties Special Command. Printed by Charles Bill, and Thomas Newcomb, Printers to the King and Queen's most Excellent Majesties. 1689. First edition.
[40]pp. [Bound with;] A form of prayer and Thanksgiving To Almighty God, To be Used throughout the Cities of London and Westminster, and elsewhere within the Weekly Bills of Mortality, on Sunday the 12th Day of this Instant November: And in all other Places throughout the Kingdom of England, Dominion of Wales, and Town of Berwick upon Tweed, on Sunday the 26th Day of this Instant November: For the Preservation of His Majesty from the great and manifold Dangers to which His Royal Person was exposed during His late Expedition: And for His safe Return to His People. By Their Majesties Special Command. London, Printed by Charles Bill, and the Executrix of Thomas Newcomb, deceas'd; Printers to the King and Queens most Excellent Majesties, 1693. [18]pp. Without terminal blank leaf. Recent tan paper boards. Very minor wear to extremities. Occasional shaving to top margins of first work, clipping running-title at times, ink numerals to final page of first work, the odd spot of light dust-soiling, light damp-staining to all leaves of second work.
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£ 125.00
[CHURCH MISSIONARY SOCIETY]. Church Missionary Society Jubilee. No. IX. Conversation between a missionary and his little boy on the jubilee festival of the Church Missionary Society. Church Missionary House. 1848. First edition.
16pp. Stitched, as issued. Slight marking, else fine.
Price
£ 125.00