Recent Acquisitions

JENNER, Edward. A flora of Tunbridge Wells, being a list of indigenous plants within a radius of fifteen miles around that place. Printed and Published by J. Colbran. [1845]. First edition.
xx, [4], 134pp, [1]. With a half-title, terminal leaf of subscribers, and two engraved hand-coloured plates. Original publisher's blind-stamped red cloth boards, recently rebacked with original spine laid-on, gilt. Extremities slightly soiled, loss to cloth of original sunned spine showing necessity of rebacking. Hinges splitting, bookplate of Norfolk and Norwich library to FEP, occasional toning to leaves.
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£ 75.00
FREESE, J. H.. The memoirs and correspondence of Madame D'Epinay. H. S. Nichols Ltd.. 1899.
In three volumes. xlviii, 337; vii, [1], 348; viii, 356pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to all FEPs, internally clean and crisp. Limited edition of 500 copies.
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£ 200.00
FREER, Martha Walker. The life of Marguerite D'Angouleme, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alencon and De Berry, Sister of Francis I., King of France, and author of "The Heptameron." From numerous unpublished sources... The Burrows Brothers Company. 1895.
In two volumes. vii, [1], 381; [4], 375pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. One of 750 copies (This copy unnumbered) reprinted for the Burrows Brothers Company by John Wilson and Son, at the University Press, Cambridge (Mass.), 1894.
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£ 200.00
DOWSON, Ernest. Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois. Leonard Smithers and Co.. 1899.
In two volumes. xvi, 282; viii, 268pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
VENTOUILLAC, L. T.. The french librarian, or literary guide, pointing out the best works of the principle writers of france, in every branch of literature; with criticisms, personal anecdotes, and bibliographical notices; precede by a sketch of the progress of french literature. Treuttel, Wurtz, Treuttel, Jun. and Richter. 1829.
[4], xliv, 536pp. With a 16pp. publisher's catalogue bound-in. Largely unopened in original publisher's blue paper boards, backed in brown paper, printed paper title label. A trifle rubbed, some loss to title label and paper of board edges. Overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
REID, John. Observations on the Development of the Medusae. [Extracted from the Annals and Magazine of Natural History for January 1848.]. [s.n.]. 1848. First offprint edition.
11pp, [1]. With two engraved plates illustrating various specimens of Medusae. Stitched, as issued, in tan paper wraps. Some soiling to extremities, tearing to wrap edges. All leaves and plates creased down centre.
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£ 75.00
[AMHURST, Nicholas]. Observations on the conduct of Great-Britain, with Regard to the Negociations and other Transactions Abroad. Printed: And Sold by J. Roberts. 1729. First edition.
61pp. p.[24-25] and [24-27] set out as four tables cataloguing 'Ships taken from his Majesty's Subjects by the Spaniards in the West-Indies, since the Hanov. Treaty, Sep. 3. 1725'. Disbound, with title detached, else a clean copy.
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£ 125.00
[ANTHROPOLOGY]. List of the members of the Anthropological Institute of Great Britain and Ireland. Correct to March 1872. [s.n.]. 1872. First edition.
24pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Extremities lightly dust-soiled and foxed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
ETHERINGTON, George F.. Address delivered to the Cuvierian Natural History Society of Edinburgh, upon the occasion of being elevated to the chair of Vice-President, on Friday, February 26. 1841. P. Rickard. 1841. First edition.
16pp. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Some dust-soiling to extremities. Occasional spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title 'Henry Lons-dale Esq. M. D. with the kind regards of the author', that is Henry Lonsdale (1816-76), physician to the Cumberland Infirmary, and a political radical, being a friend of Garabaldi, Kossuth and Mazzini.
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£ 125.00
[ROYAL COLLEGE OF PHYSICIANS]. List of the fellows, members, and licentiates of the royal college of physicians of Edinburgh. June 30 1868. Printed for Crawford and M'Cabe. 1868. First edition.
88pp. Original publisher's blue printed paper wraps. Light dust-soiling, chipping to foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing.
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£ 125.00
HUDSON, James. Hourly observations and experimental investigations on the barometer. From the Philosophical Transactions. Printed by Richard Taylor. 1832.
[2], 20pp. With four plates of barometrical readings. Stitched as issued. Some slight marginal chipping, occasional spots of light foxing, ink stamp of the Meteorological Society to title. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'E. W. Brayley, Junior, Esq. With the author's kind regards', being Edward William Brayley (1801/02-1870), lecturer on science and Fellow of the Royal Society.
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£ 100.00
MILLER, John Fletcher. On the relation of the air and evaporation temperatures to the temperature of the dew-point, as determined by Mr. Glaisher's hygrometrical tables, founded on the factors deduced from the six-hourly observations made at the Royal Observatory, Greenwich. From the Philosophical Transactions. - Part I. for 1851. Printed by Richard Taylor. 1851.
[2] 141-148pp. Stitched as issued. All leaves have separated. Some marginal browning, chipping, and loss. Ink stamp of the Meteorological Society to title. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'With the author's compts.'
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£ 50.00
GRAHAM, Thomas. XXXVIII. Supplementary Observations on the Diffusion of Liquids [From the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, June 1850]. [s.n.]. [1850]. First offprint edition.
805-836pp. Disbound. Light browning in places, occasional marginal chipping.
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£ 75.00
GRAHAM, Thomas. On the influence of the air in determining the crystallization of saline solutions. From the transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Printed by P. Neill. 1828. First offprint edition.
[2], 5pp, [1]. Stitched as issued. Occasional light browning, some slight chipping to leaf margins, ink stamps to title and final blank page of the Plinian Society Edinburgh, a University institution for students with an interest in natural history, of which Charles Darwin was once a member.
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£ 75.00
GRAHAM, Thomas. On phosphuretted hydrogen. From the transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Vol. XIII. Printed by Neill & Company. 1835. First offprint edition.
[2], 19pp, [1]. Original publisher's tan paper wraps. Slight soiling to wraps with some loss and tearing to edges. Text block separated from binding, occasional light dust-soiling. From the library of distinguished British chemist and Fellow of the Royal Society, Franz Sondheimer (1926-1981), with his bookplate to verso of upper cover.
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£ 100.00
GRAHAM, Thomas. XVII. On the Molecular Mobility of Gases [From the Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society London, June 1863]. Dulau & Co.. 1863. First offprint edition.
385-405pp, [1]. With engraved illustrations in the text. Original publisher's tan paper wraps, title in pencil to upper cover. Some soiling to extremities, slight loss and chipping to wrap edges. Occasional spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 75.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The deserted village, a poem. Printed for W. Griffin. 1772. Seventh edition.
vii, [1], 23pp. With half-title and an engraved title vignette. Stitched as issued. ink annotation to head of half-title giving author's name. Occasional spots of foxing, some marginal loss to final leaf.
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£ 100.00
JESSE, Edward. A summer's day at Windsor, and a visit to Eton. John Murray. 1841. First edition.
vii, [1], 151pp, [1]. With an additional engraved title, an engraved folding plan of Windsor Castle bound as frontispiece, 14 engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Contemporary green half-morocco, marbled boards, morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some surface loss and slight chipping to lettering-piece. Splitting to hinges, occasional light foxing, unidentified armorial bookplate to FEP with the motto 'Avito Viret Honore'.
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£ 75.00
PAYNE, James Theobald. Disputatio medica, inauguralis, de rheumatismo acuto. Quam, annuente summo numine, Ex Auctoritate Reverendi admodum Viri, D. Gulielmi Robertson, S. S. T. P. academiae Edinburgenae Praefecti; nec non Amplissimi senatus academi consensu, Et nobilissimae facultatis medicae decreto; Pro Gradu Doctoris, summisque in medicinahonoribus et privilegiis rite et legitime consequendis; Erudotorum examini subjicit Jacobus Theobaldus Payne Nevisensis. Apud Balfour et Smellie. 1775. First edition.
40pp. Recent tan paper boards. Slight soiling to extremities. Light toning to title and terminal leaf.
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£ 50.00
WOOLMAN, John. The works of john woolman. Printed for and Sold by T. Letchworth. 1775. Second London edition.
xvi, 319pp, [1]. Each part has a separate title. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked. Boards rubbed, some loss to head of spine. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP; 'Hannah Hilbert Her Book 1790', ink inscription to verso of RFEP 'James Chambers', very minor damp-staining to top-edge throughout, small holes to bottom margins of first three gatherings, lightly dust-soiled, considerable ink stain to text of p.286-287, text does however remain legible. From the library of Hugh Selbourne with small private ink-stamps to verso of title and p.51.
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£ 150.00