Recent Acquisitions

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
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?)
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£ 75.00
[METEOROLOGY]. Aeolus. A work intended to appear occasionally, on the motions of the atmosphere. January 1840. Black & Armstrong. 1840. First edition.
[4], 63pp, [1]. With a half-title. Original publisher's plain blue gloss paper wraps. Some wear and soiling to extremities, loss to spine, upper wrap nearly detached with tape repair to tear at foot, title and date in manuscript to head. Foxed throughout, leaves A4 and A5 nearly detached from text-block.
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£ 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.'
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£ 50.00
PRINCE, C[harles] Leeson. A record of the rainfall at Uckfield, Sussex, England, From 1843 to 1892 inclusive; also an account of the great snow storm which occurred in Sussex Dec. 25th, 1836. Farncombe & Co.. 1893. First edition.
22pp. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's red cloth, gilt. Some light soiling and rubbing extremities with some surface loss to lower board. Bookplate of the Meteorological Office London to recto of FFEP, with their ink-stamp to title and shelf marks to FEP, FFEP and frontispiece nearly detached, inking to text of p.5. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to FEP; 'The Meteorological Office with C. Leeson Prince's Complts. 1893.'
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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
SAXBY, S. M.. Foretelling weather, being a description of a newly-discovered lunar weather-system. Longman, Green, Longman, and Roberts. 1862. First edition.
21pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Foxing and minor spots of soiling to extremities. Ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper cover and title.
Price
£ 100.00