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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.
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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
SOUTH, Robert. Musica Incantans, sive poema exprimens musicae vires, Juvenum in Insaniam adigentis, et Musici inde Periculum. Typis W. H. Impensis G. West. 1667. Second edition.
[2], 19pp, [1]. Later vellum backed paper boards. Extremities a trifle worn with some spots of soiling. FFEP an title detached from text-block, light browning in places.
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£ 250.00
[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
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
[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.
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£ 125.00
RAPIN DE THOYRAS, [Paul de]. Dissertation sur les whigs et les torys. Chez Charles le Vier. 1717.
[8], 162pp. Title in red and black. Contemporary calf, gilt. Without lettering-piece, rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head and foot of spine. Marbled endpapers, light damp-staining and occasional spots of foxing throughout, loss to bottom margin of B2, not affecting text. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
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£ 100.00
MORE, Hannah. Letters to young ladies. Leavitt & Co.. 1850.
[5], 8-125pp. Without half title. Original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth. Rubbing to extremities. Bookseller's ticket of Marvin & Hitchcock to FEP, hinges splitting, foxed throughout, pen-trial to frontispiece with occasional further pen- and pencil-trials to margins.
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£ 50.00
MIRABEAU, Honore Gabreil Riqueti, Comte De. Mirabeau's love-letters. Arthur L. Humphreys. 1909.
[4], 347pp, [1]. Title in red and black. Attractively bound in contemporary tooled calf, gilt. Minor surface wear and soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
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£ 150.00
DESCLOZEAUX, Adrien. Gabrielle d'Estrees. Arthur Humphreys. 1907. First English edition.
vi, 330pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cream cloth backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series.
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£ 50.00
[HEAD, Francis Bond]. A faggot of French sticks. John Murray. 1852. First edition.
In two volumes. viii, [1], 10-463, [1]; iv, [1], 6-455pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and some spots of soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers and edges, sporadic foxing, armorial bookplates of Wm. Webb Hayward to both FEPs. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins.
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£ 175.00
[JARVES, James Jackson]. Parisian sights and French principles, seen through American spectacles. Clarke, Beeton, & Co.. 1853. First London edition.
[6], viii, 245pp, [3]. With two preliminary publishers advertisement leaves, another terminal leaf of same, a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, four engraved plates, and numerous illustrations in the text. Partially unopened in original publisher's brown blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed with some loss and tearing to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate of Reginald Arthur Tatton to FEP.
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£ 150.00
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