Recent Acquisitions

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
HOLLIST, J[ohn], Rev.. Jacob M'Ghinness; or, A memoir of the extraordinary life and wonderful conversion of an infidel, atheistical reformer, who was executed at Chester, on April 15th, 1820, for shooting Mr. Birch of Stockport. Written by himself while under the sentence of death...revised and edited, with practical notes and reflections, by the Rev. J. Hollist... Printed and Sold by J. Gleave. 1820. First edition.
iv, [1], 51pp, [1]. [Bound with;] HOLLIST, John, Rev. A pious king honoured at death. A sermon, on the death of his late majesty king George the third... Manchester, Printed and Sold by J. Gleave, 1820. 28pp. Later cloth backed marbled boards. Light rubbing to extremities. Foxed throughout. Two presentation copies of works by Rev. John Hollis, both inscribed in ink to head of title, the first reading; 'Presented to the Revd. B. Nole L. L. B. with the editors kind regards', and the second; Presented to the Revd. B. Nole L. L. B. with kind regards', this second inscription has been largely inferred due to loss to the first line as a result of shaving to top margin of title.
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£ 275.00
GROTIUS, Hugo. Hugo Grotius, his discourses, I. Of God, and his providence. II. Of Christ, his miracles and doctrine. With annotations, and the authors life. An appendix containing his judgement in sundry points controverted. Printed by A. Miller for William Lee. 1652. Second edition corrected.
[22], 96, 73-118pp. Without terminal blank. Text complete despite erratic pagination. 'Appendix. Hugo Grotius his judgement in sundry points controverted' has a separated title dated 1653. [Bound with;] GROTIUS, Hugo. The mourner comforted. An epistle consolatory; written by Hugo Grotius to Monsieur du Maurier the French embassadour at the Hague. Translated on a sad occasion, by C[lement] B[arksdale] London. Printed by A. M[iller] for Edward Lee, 1652. First English edition. [4], 31pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece bound before first work. 12mo. Recent calf-backed decorated paper boards, lettered in gilt. Very minor rubbing to extremities. Shaving to foot of frontispiece with loss of artist's attribution [Thos. Cross sculpsit.], with ink ownership inscription to verso 'Tho: Nicoll / 1657', slight marginal repair to bottom corner of B12, occasional very small ink spots to margins, minor ink deletion to imprint of second work, ink ownership inscription to RFEP 'John Henishall / Cheshire 1788', from the recently dispersed library of Hugh Selbourne, with private ink-stamps to verso of title and p.51.
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£ 350.00
COIGNET, Capitaine. Les cahiers du capitaine coignet (1799-1815). Publies a'pres le manuscrit original par loredan larchey. Librairie Hachette et Cie. 1889. Nouvelle edition revue et corrigee.
[4], xxxi, [1], 494pp. With half-title. Finely bound in red half morocco, gilt, buckram boards. Original printed paper wrappers bound in. George Meredith's copy, with his ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. A fine copy.
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£ 375.00
ALISON, Archibald. The life of John Duke of Marlborough with some account of his contemporaries and of the war of the succession. William Blackwood and Sons. 1852. Second edition.
In two volumes.xx, 450, 24; xiv, 476pp. With publisher's catalogue to rear of volume I, and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Original publisher's brown cloth, gilt. Light rubbing, spines sunned, corners bumped. Sporadic foxing, occasional slight loss to margins, short marginal tears to P5 and P6 of volume I - just touching text but with no loss of sense. Bookplate of Lord Raglan and recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'From the author'.
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£ 250.00
D'IDEVILLE, Count H.. Memoirs of Marshal Bugeaud from his private correspondence and original documents, 1784-1849. Hurst and Blackett. 1884. First edition.
In two volumes. xv, [1], 363; viii, 365pp. With a half-title to each volume and an engraved portrait frontispiece to volume I. Original publisher's red cloth, gilt. Slight rubbing and soiling to extremities, spines sunned. Recent armorial bookplate of Cefntilla to FEP of each volume.
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£ 150.00
LONSDALE, Henry. History of a monstrosity presenting remarkable peculiarities in the arrangement of the nervous system; with a brief inquiry into its teratological and medicolegal relations. (From the Edin. Med. and Surg. Journal, No. 157.). Printed by Stark & Company. [c.1844].
17pp, [1]. With one engraved plate. Contemporary (original?) plain tan paper wraps. Slight dust-soiling and wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
LONSDALE, Henry. Dr Lonsdale's inquiry regarding the hydrocyanic acid. (From the Edin. Med. and Surg. Journal, No. 138.). Printed by John Stark. [c.1840].
32pp. Contemporary (original?) plain blue paper wraps. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
[KILNER, Dorothy]. M.P. . The holiday present; containing anecdotes of mr. and mrs. jennet, and their little family; master george, master charles, master thomas, miss maria, miss charlotte, and miss harriet. Interspersed with instructive and amusing stories and observations. Printed for John Harris. 1828. First Harris edition.
iv, 68pp. With engraved frontispiece and one further engraved plate. Original printed stiff pink paper wrappers, red roan spine. Slightly rubbed, a little marked, else a crisp copy. Contemporary ink inscription to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 350.00
GLENNIE, Anna Maria. Arthur granville; or, the gifts of god. Addressed to children. Printed for the Society for Promoting Christian Knowledge. 1848.
68pp. With a woodcut frontispiece and seven woodcut illustrations in the text. Stitched within original publisher's tan printed paper wraps, woodcut illustration to lower wrap. A trifle dust-soiled, loss to head and foot of spine with some tearing. Light damp-staining to foot of upper wrap and bottom margins of all leaves.
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£ 150.00
MILES, W[illiam] A[ugustus]. A letter to His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales; with a sketch of the prospect before him, appendix, and notes. Printed for J. Bell. 1808. First edition.
xx, [1], 22-264pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf backed marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints cracked, slight loss to head of spine. Occasional foxing, marginal shaving to leaves Y and Kk3, ink ruling to text of p.254 and p.255, paper flaw causing two very small holes to O6, touching text but with no loss of sense.
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£ 100.00
PATERSON, Daniel. A new and accurate description of all the direct and principal cross roads in England and Wales... Printed for T. N. Longman. 1796. Eleventh edition.
xxxv, [1], 390 columns, [1], 391-406pp. With an engraved folding map bound as frontispiece. Contemporary green morocco backed marbled boards. Heavily rubbed, splitting to upper joint, loss to head of spine. Wax spots to FEP, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 75.00