Recent Acquisitions

[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
[GOLDSMITH]. Goldsmith. An almanack for the Year of our Lord God, M.DCC.LXXX.III. Being the Third after Bissextile of leap-year. Wherein are contain'd, Necessary Rules, and Useful Tables; With a new Chronology of remarkable Events; also, The proper Days and Hours for transfering Stocks and receiving Dividends; and a List of Holidays kept at the public Offices, &c.. Printed for the Company of Stationers. 1783. First edition.
48pp. Title and gathering A in red and black. Contemporary marbled paper wraps, date in manuscript, A.E.G. Extremities somewhat worn with slight loss to foot of spine. Wraps affixed to blank endpapers by tape at hinges, tape repair to tear at B10, touching text but with no loss of sense, occasional contemporary ink annotations to interleaved blanks throughout.
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£ 175.00
[PARTRIDGE, John]. Merlinus Liberatus: being an almanack For the Year of our Redemption 1738... Printed by R. Phillips, for the Company of Stationers. 1738.
[48]pp. Title in red and black. Contemporary sheep. Extremities heavily worn, surface loss, small worm holes to spine and lower board. Pastedowns sprung, ink ownership inscription of Wm. Smith to verso of FEP, small worm-trail to head of first two gatherings, very small worm-hole to text of final gathering - without loss of sense.
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£ 250.00
[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
SMUTS, J[an] C[hristiaan]. Freedom. Being the Rectorial Address delivered at St. Andrews University on Oct. 17th, 1934. Alexander Maclehose & Co.. 1934. First edition.
36pp. Original publisher's white cloth, lettered in black, with dustwrapper. Slight rubbing and discolouration to extremities, wrapper soiled in places with some loss and tearing at edges. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of FFEP, 'Lady Jellicoe in friendship & love from J. C. Smuts. Oct. 1934', being Lady Gwendoline Jellicoe, wife of late Admiral of the Fleet Sir John Jellicoe.
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£ 150.00
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. 162. Aug. 20 1684.. Printed at the Theater, and to be sold by Moses Pitt. 1684. First edition.
671-710pp. With an engraved folding plate depicting mathematical figures demonstrating principles of Euclidian geometry. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Slight damp-staining to top-edge, sympathetic repair of substantial tear to first leaf - affecting text but with no loss of sense.
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£ 175.00
[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
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 166. Decemb. 20. 1684. [s.n.]. 1684. First edition.
799-834pp. Drop-head title. With two engraved folding plates, one depicting a stone chimney, the other a tabled of tide times. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Some marginal damp-staining throughout with worming to top corner of all leaves and folding table.
Price
£ 200.00