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PLATINA, Bartolomeo. B. Platinae Cremonensis Opus, De Vitis ac Gestis Summorum Pontificum ad sixtum IIII. Pont. Max. deductum. Fideliter a litera ad literum denuo impressum, secundum duo Exemplaria, quorum unum suit vivente adhuc auctore, Anno M.CCCC.LXXIX. alterum anno M.D.XXIX. [s.n.]. 1645.
[44], 794pp. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle worn. Ink inscription of 'Thom. Matheson 1827' to recto of FFEP, ink annotation to verso, two ink inscriptions to title being 'C.J. Heise.' and 'Sum ex libris Henrici Woltoni. 1651.' respectively, light toning to leaves, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
[TROWBRIDGE]. Holt. Consecration & re-opening of the church of St. Katharine, by the Lord Bishop of Salisbury. Dedication of a memorial window in loving memory of Edith Mackay, for private circulation only. Printed at the "Chronicle" Printing Office. 1894. First edition.
[4], 54pp. With three sepia-tint photographs depicting the exterior and interior of the church, and two further photographs mounted and inserted before the title showing a young lady - presumably Edith Mackay. With an information pamphlet and an order of service for the 1991 centenary loosely inserted. Sumptuously bound in contemporary blind-tooled brown morocco, lettered in gilt to upper board 'Edith Mackay', A.E.G. Very minor wear to extremities. Lightly foxed, else a fine copy.
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£ 200.00
CLARK, Rev. John. Memoirs of the late Reverend John Clark, written by himself; and at his request, published, with remarks by William Jay. Printed and Sold for the Author by M. Gye et al.. 1810. First edition.
viii, 179pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and one plate. Finely bound by Chivers, although not identified as such, in contemporary navy half morocco, blue cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slight rubbing to extremities. Offsetting to title, sporadic foxing throughout, plate detached.
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£ 100.00
BRITTON, John. Memoirs of the life, writings, and character, of Henry Hatcher, author of "The History of Salisbury," &c.. Printed for J. Britton, to accompany his Auto-biography. 1847. First edition.
vii, [1], 36pp; 7pp, [1] advertisement and subscriber's list for the autobiography of John Britton being prepared for publication. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Bound by Jefferies & Sons in contemporary half calf, cloth boards, gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss. Browning and foxing to blank endpapers, frontispiece, and title, newspaper articles concerning the life of Hatcher tipped-in to FFEPs.
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£ 100.00
BRITTON, John. Memoir of John Aubrey, F. R. S. embracing his auto-biographical sketches, a brief review of his personal and literary merits, and an account of his works; with extracts from his correspondence, anecdotes of some of his contemporaries, and of the times in which he lived. Printed by J. B. Nichols and Son. 1845. First edition.
x, [2], 4, 131pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound by Chivers, although unsigned, in contemporary burgundy half morocco, cloth boards, gilt, A.E.G. Some light rubbing to extremities, spine sunned. Foxed throughout.
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£ 250.00
[WILTSHIRE ELECTION]. The poll for the Freeholders of Wiltshire, for electing a knight of the shire, In the Room of Edward Popham, Esq; Taken at Wilton, On the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Henry Penruddocke Wyndham, Esq; High-Sheriff. Candidates, Ambrose Goddard, Esq; Henry Herbert, Esq. Printed for, and Sold by E. Easton. 1772. First edition.
[2], 110pp. With a half-title. [Bound with;] An alphabetical list, of the names of the persons Who polled for knights of the shire for the county of Wilts, on the 18th, 19th, 20th, and 21st of August, 1772. Salisbury, Printed and Sold by E. Easton, [1772]. 52pp, [2] ads. Quarto. Handsomely bound by C. W. Rose in recent half morocco, marbled boards, gilt, T.E.G., decorated endpapers. Very minor wear to extremities. Sporadic browning, occasional ink annotations to margins and text, sympathetic repair of tear to title of second work.
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£ 300.00
[LIVERPOOL ELECTION]. An impartial collection of the address, songs, squibs, &c. that were published at Liverpool, during the Election of Members of Parliament, In November, 1806. Candidates: Lieut.-Gen. Ban. Tarleton, Major-General Isaac Gascoyne, and Wm. Roscoe, Esq.. Printed by John Adams. [1806]. First edition.
88pp. Later brown cloth, lettered in gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Ink inscription of 'Sydney Jeffrey' to recto of FFEP, all leaves a trifle browned.
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£ 200.00
[ALMANACK]. The general Almanack of Scotland, and British register, for 1811, being the third after leap year. Containing a correct kalendar, accurate lists of the fairs, fiars, roads, &c. of Scotland; and an abstract of the assessed taxes, stamp duties, &c....and the British army and navy. Printed by and for David Ramsay and Son et al.. 1811. First edition.
324pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed with slight surface soiling. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of light foxing.
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£ 75.00
[ALMANACK]. The British Almanack, and universal Scots register, for 1807, being the third after bissextile, or leap year. Containing An Improved Kalendar, and many new lists. Printed by Alex. Chapman & Co.. 1807. First edition.
321pp. Contemporary red morocco, gilt ruling, devices and lettering, A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Extremities a trifle rubbed with slight surface soiling. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 75.00
NEWTON, Isaac. EVANS, John H.. The first three sections of Newton's principia, with an appendix; and the ninth and eleventh sections. Printed by John William Parker, University Printer. For T. Stevenson. 1837. Second edition.
[4], 95pp, [1]. Original publisher's cloth-backed paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Slightest of rubbing to extremities, two small ink-spots, else a fine copy. With pencilled annotations to p.13.
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£ 350.00
[MARKS, Richard]. The royal review; or The King, and Lord Howe's Fleet. Giving an account of His Majesty's visit to Portsmouth After the Battle of the First of June, with some reflections thereon particularly interesting to Seamen. Printed by Augustus Applegath and Edward Cowper. [c.1821]. First edition.
8pp. Unopened, stitched as issued. Very slight browning, small pen trial to top margin of p.8.
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£ 125.00
GIBSON, R. H., PRENDERGAST, Maurice. Histoire de la guerre sous-marine 1914-1918. Payot. 1932. First French edition.
445pp, [1]. Largely unopened. With five folding plates of maps in black and red, and five diagrams in the text. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Extremities rubbed and lightly dust soiled with slight loss to head and foot of spine. Internally clean and crisp but for short tear to half-title margin. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to half-title, 'To Admiral of the Fleet Earl Jellicoe G.C.B., O.M., G.C.V.O. with the respectful compliments of the authors- R. H. Gibson, Maurice Prendergast. Jun. 1933'. Included is an A.L.S. from Prendergast addressed to Jellicoe, who provided to preface for the work, describing the somewhat unexpected publication of the French translation and conveying the success of the German edition. He continues to give account of new information recently received on several actions of German submersibles during the First World War, ending by thanking Jellicoe for his contribution.
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£ 250.00
BURROWS, Montagu. The life of Edward Lord Hawke...with some account of the origin of the English wars in the reign of George the Second, and the state of the Royal Navy at that Period. W. H. Allen & Co.. 1883. First edition.
xii, 508pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blue cloth, gilt device and lettering. Rubbing and some soiling to extremities, upper board weak at joint. Internally clean and crisp but for sporadic spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to verso of FFEP, 'B. J. Browne and (?) Gardiner with love from the author' with the later addition in pencil of 'by them given to John R. Jellicoe in memory of June 1893'.
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£ 175.00
HURD, Archibald. The Sea Traders. Cassell and Company, Ltd.. 1921. First edition.
[6], 223pp, [1]. Original publisher's embossed green cloth, gilt. Very slight rubbing to extremities. Overall internally clean and crisp but for occasional light spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed to recto of FFEP 'To Admiral of the Fleet Viscount Jellicoe, G.C.B. O.M., Archibald Hurd'.
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£ 250.00
GIBBS, Frederick Waymouth. Recognition: a chapter from the history of the North American & South American States. Printed by W. M'Dowall. 1863. Second edition.
[2], 46pp. [Bound after:] The foreign enlistment act, London, William Ridgway, 1863. 74pp. [And with:] Once a clergyman, always a clergyman. A letter to the Lord Bishop of London. London, William Ridgway, 1865. 78pp. [And:] Extradition treaties. London, William Ridgway, 1868. 69pp 8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed to joints and corners. Internally clean and crisp. Armorial bookplate to FEP of Henry A. Bright with the motto Post Tenebras Lucem. All four works are presentation copies, inscribed to Bright at the head of each title.
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£ 250.00
[BRITISH ASSOCIATION FOR THE ADVANCEMENT OF SCIENCE]. Address by Sir Henry E. Roscoe. Printed by Spottiswoode and Co.. 1887. First edition.
27pp. [Bound with:] Address to the mathematical and physical section of the British Association, by Sir Robert S. Ball..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 11pp. [And:] Address to the chemical section of the British Association. By Edward Schuch..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 12pp. [And:] Address to the geological section of the British Association, by Henry Woodward...,Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 12pp. [And:] Address to the biological section of the British Association, by Alfred Newton..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 8pp. [And:] Address to the geographical section of the British Association. By Colonel Sir Charles Warren..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 14pp. [And:] Address to the economic science and statistics section of the British Association, by Robert Giffen..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 21pp. [And:] Address to the mechanical science section of the British Association. By Professor Osborne Reynolds..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 7pp. [And:] Address to the anthropological section of the British Association, by Professor A. H. Sayce..., Manchester, Printed by Spottiswoode and Co., 1887. 11pp. Recent brown cloth, gilt title to spine. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 476. For the Months of April, May, June, and July, 1745. Printed for C. Davis. 1745. First edition.
[2], 341-480pp. With three engraved folding plates. Stitched as issued. Some loss to plates at folds, browning to bottom margin of a majority of leaves and all plates.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 232. For the Month of September, 1697.. Printed for Sam. Smith, and Benj. Wallford, Printers to the Royal Society. 1697. First edition.
673-712pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Light browning and foxing to all leaves.
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£ 225.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 161. July 20 1684. Printed at the Theater, and are to by sold by Moses Pitt. 1684. First edition.
623-670pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate depicting a horological mechanism. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Some damp-staining to bottom corner of all leaves, marginal worming in places - just clipping text at final leaf.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 163. Sept. 20. 1684. Printed at the Theater, and to be sold by Moses Pitt. 1684. First edition.
711-734pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate depicting the structure of a bridge. Lacking second folding plate? Bound in recent blue paper boards. Marginal damp-staining and worming to all leaves.
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£ 175.00