Recent Acquisitions

[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
[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.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Numb. 211. For the Month of June, 1694. Printed for Sam. Smith and Benj. Walford, Printers to the Royal Society. 1694. First edtion.
149-168pp. Drop-head title. With an engraved folding plate depicting aspects of the anatomy of a paroquet. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Leaves browned and foxed.
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£ 200.00
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. Philosophical transactions. Num. 153. November 20. 1683. Printed at the Theater, and are to be sold by Moses Pit. 1683. First edition.
359-398pp. Drop-head title. With two engraved folding plates depicting the anatomy of the Mexican Musk-Hog. Bound in recent blue paper boards. Slight browning, and the occasional spot of foxing to leaves, two instances of ink annotation to the text.
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£ 200.00
[TURNLEY, Joseph]. Reveries of Affection in memory of that good and beloved prince His Royal Highness the late Prince Consort who departed this life on the fourteenth day of December 1861. [Dalziel Brothers]. [1868]. First edition.
[2], 95pp, [1]. With half-title. Illustrated with four tinted prints, each page framed in gilt ruled borders. Handsomely bound by Riviere in red morocco, blind stamped in gilt with 'In Memoriam' to upper board and the Prince Consort's armorial arms to lower, A.E.G.. Extremities rubbed, in particular at joints and raised bands. Internally clean and crisp but for a little light browning in places. Presentation copy, inscribed to verso of FFEP, 'Presented to J. Jellicoe Esq. With the authors respect, yours humbly Joseph Turnley.' J. Jellicoe being the Royal Navy captain and father to Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe. Included within is a single sheet of verse dated April 19th 1915, composed by Christina Galbraith, and extolling the character of then Admiral of the Fleet, John Jellicoe. Given the date and the opening line of 'Please Sir accept this book I send...' one may assume that this charming poem was originally dispatched with a different tome.
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£ 150.00
[ROBINS, Benjamin]. An address to the electors, And other free Subjects of Great Britain; Occasion'd by the Late secession. In which is contain'd A particular Account of all our Negociations with Spain, and their Treatment of Us, for above Ten Years past. Printed for H. Goreham. 1739. Second edition.
iv, 63pp, [1]. With woodcut head- and tail-pieces and initials. Recent marbled paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Light rubbing to extremities. Small ink mark to head of title, short marginal tear to I3.
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£ 75.00
BRETON, John le. Britton. The second Edition. Faithfully corrected according to divers ancient Manuscripts of the same Booke. By Edm[und] Wingate. Printed by the assignes of John Moore. 1640. Second edition.
[16], 64, 66-175, 175-238, 240-249, 245-287, [21]. With 21 terminal errata leaves. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine, boards ruled in red, all edges red. Light rubbing to extremities with minor surface loss, some staining. Armorial bookplate of Theodori Jackson Gualtioni to FEP, loss to gutter margin of title - just clipping imprint, but with no loss of sense, ink inscription to head of title, marginal damp-staining to preliminaries, foxed throughout, occasional spots of dust-soiling.
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£ 300.00
BACON, Reginald. The Dover Patrol. Hutchinson & Co.. [1919]. First edition.
In two volumes. xxxiv, 325pp, [1]; x, 327-643pp. With 101 illustrations, 12 charts, and 21 plans and diagrams, titles in red and black. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt titles. Rubbed and somewhat soiled, bubbling of cloth to boards - particularly at spines, marginal foxing throughout both volumes. From the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe with the ink inscription 'Jellicoe' to both FEPs.
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£ 250.00
BOWLES, Caroline. The birth-day; a poem, in three parts: to which are added, occasional verses. William Blackwood and Thomas Cadell. 1836. First edition.
[6], ii, 288pp. With half-title. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title. Heavily sunned at spine and top edge, head and foot of spine rubbed with slight loss, somewhat soiled. With ink inscription to recto of dedication reading 'With best regards to Charlotte Hamilton from Marianne Tallot(?)', otherwise internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
[SWIFT, Jonathan]. Some remarks on the Barrier Treaty, between her majesty and the States-General...To which are added, The said Barrier-Treaty, with the Two Separate Articles; Part of the Counter-Project; The Sentiments of Prince Eugene and Count Sinzendorf upon the said Treaty; And a Representation of the English Merchants at Bruges. Printed for John Morphew. 1712. Second edition.
48pp. Uncut, stitched as issued. Slight soiling to front and rear, a little creasing, else a fine unsophisticated copy.
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£ 325.00
LUBBOCK, Basil. The Colonial Clippers. James Brown & Son. 1921. Second edition.
xvi, 433pp. With half-title, monochrome illustrated photographic frontispiece and 60 plates. Original publisher's blue cloth with gilt title. Lightly rubbed. The odd crease to leaves though overall a clean and crisp copy, from the library of Admiral of the Fleet John Jellicoe with the ink inscription 'Jellicoe' to FEP.
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£ 100.00
WIGRAM, Henry F.. The story of Christchurch New Zealand. Printed and Published by The Lyttelton Times Co., Ltd.. 1916. First edition.
[18], 269pp. With a monochrome photographic frontispiece depicting John Robert Godley and 35 further plates. Original publisher's green cloth with gilt title and device. A near fine copy with only very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for a little foxing to blank endpapers. Presentation copy for Admiral John Jellicoe, inscribed to half-title 'From the Author, 20 Sept. 1921', with 'Jellicoe' inscribed to FEP.
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£ 125.00
RUTTY, William. Treatise of the Urinary Passages, &c. Containing their Description, Power, and Uses; Together with the Principal Distempers that affect them; in particular the stone of the kidneys and bladder. Printed for J. Whiston. 1750. Second edition, corrected.
[8], 72pp. With half-title and four folding copper plates. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with contrasting red lettering-piece, gilt. Very light rubbing to extremities. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 275.00
STROTHER, Edward. Euodia: or, a discourse on causes and cures. In Two Parts. The First, Contains a Short and Easy method, how to discover the Causes of any Disease. The Second, Gives Plain Instructions how to proceed in the Cure of all, but more particularly Complicated Diseases. Printed for Charles Rivington. 1718. Second edition.
[12], 211pp, [17]. Contemporary tooled calf boards, rebacked in recent calf with burgundy calf lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with loss to upper board. Hinges cracked, bookplate of Frederic Wood Jones to FEP, recent armorial bookplate of Denis Gibbs with motto "Tenax Propositi" to recto of FFEP, loss to head of title leaf touching ruled border, otherwise internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
STEARNE, Johanne. Tractatus de visitatione infirmorum, Seu de eis Parochorum Officiis, quae infirmos, et moribundos respiciunt. In Gratiam Juniorum, & in Visitandis Infirmis minus Exercitatorum Editus. Prostant apud A Baldwin. 1704. Second edition.
[10], 120pp. A1 not present, likely duplicate title as of 1700 edition. Contemporary speckled calf, recently rebacked. Slight rubbing to extremities. Both front and rear pastedowns have worked loose, occasional marginal browning.
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£ 250.00
GASSENDI, Pierre. Institutio logica, et philosophiae epicuri syntagma. Officina Rogeri Danielis. 1660. First London edition.
[12], 100pp. [Bound with:] GASSENDI, Pierre. Philosophiae epicuri syntagma, Continens Canonicam, Physicam, & Ethicam. Londini, [i.e. London]. Ex officina Rogeri Danielis, 1660. [16], 256pp. With blank A1. 12mo. A handsome and well preserved copy in contemporary blind-ruled calf, the lightest of rubbing to extremities, slight mark to upper board. Printer's waste from a theological work (running title 'Loci communes') used as paste downs, since sprung, revealing the early ink inscription of 'Hugo Nanncy' and 'U3' shelf mark to verso of upper board.
Price
£ 750.00