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[YEOVIL]. Report of the trial between Philip Collins, Yeovil, glover, plaintiff, and Samuel Watts, the younger, Joseph Watts, and Thomas Marsh, Yeovil, bankers, defendants, On a note of hand! Before Lord Ellenborough, at Guildhall, London, The 15th February, 1813. Printed and Sold by R. S. Langdon. 1813. First edition.
iv, 40pp. [Bound with;] The case of Maria Perry, widow, against Edward Phelips, Esq. and Others, claimants under The late Thomas Lockyer, Esq. London, Printed at the Logographic Press, 1789. 31pp, [1]. [And;] HULL, W. A reply to the speech of the Right Hon. P. Thompson, on the Motion of Col. Davies, for "A committee of the House of Commons, to enquire into the present distressed state of the glove trade." With some remarks on the free trade system. London, Printed by T. Wood, 1832. 16pp. [And;] True patriotism briefly explained and recommended. An address to the Inhabitants of Great Britain. By a Yeovilian. Yeovil, Printed and Published by W. Porter, 1832. 8pp. [And;] Yeovil corporation. The report of the Proceedings of the Committee Appointed by the Inhabitants of the Town to further Municipal Reform, especially as it relates to the borough of Yeovil, in the county of Somerset. To which is added an appendix, Containing Copies of Resolutions, Petitions, &c adopted at public meetings. Yeovil, Printed and Published by W. Porter, 1835. 26pp. [And;] To those of all classes In the Town of Yeovil, eligible to be burgesses, under the municipal reform bill. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1835. 8pp. [And;] VINING, J. T.. "No deception." Letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil on the importance of the south western railway schemes. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 15pp, [1]. [And;] VINING, J. T.. "No deception." A second letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the importance of the south western railway schemes. Yeovil, Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 18, 12pp, [4]. [And;] "No Deception." To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custards Railway Printing Office, [1847], Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] BIDE, William. Deception unmasked. Two letters to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the railway question, (in reply to letters by "a townsman," and Mr. J. T. Vining. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard & Whitby, [1847]. 16pp. [And;] To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custard's Railway Printing Office, [1847]. Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] To the inhabitants of Yeovil. Yeovil, From H. M. Custard's Railway Printing Office, [1847]. Single leaf broadside, folded. [And;] BIDE, William. "Deception unmasked." A third and fourth letter to the inhabitants of Yeovil, on the railway question, March, 1847. Yeovil, Printed by Trenchard and Whitby, 1847. 52pp. [And;] The English common sense society. Full report of the Protestant Conference held in the new town hall, Yeovil. Yeovil, [s.n.], 1889. 8pp. 8vo, except for the first work, 12mo. Recent purple cloth, lettered in gilt. Light soiling to boards, spine sunned. Light foxing throughout.
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£ 950.00
[LONDON]. A description of the colosseum as re-opened in M.DCCC.XLV. Under the Patronage of Her Majesty the Queen, and H.R.H. Prince Albert. With numerous illustrations, and eight coloured sections of the panorama of London, Embossed by Messrs. Dobbs, Bailey, & Co.. Printed by J. Wertheimer and Co.. 1845.
24pp. With 14 plates, six woodcuts and eight views engraved by the Kronheim process depicting the Panorama of London. A rare survival, stitched within the original publisher's printed buff wrappers. A little tired, with some wear and tear to extremities, a little marking and small patch to upper wrap where tip-ex has been removed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 750.00
HITCHENS, Fortescue. The sea shore, with other Poems. Printed for the author, by James Langdon.... 1810. First edition.
[22], 173pp, [3]. Finely bound in contemporary blue half-calf over marbled boards, spine richly gilt with flower and urn devices. Slightly rubbed, some bumping to corners. Sadly, what was likely an early provincial binder's label has been removed from the FEP. Ink inscription of A.E. Coleridge to FFEP, occasional marking to text.
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£ 250.00
[PRATT, Samuel Jackson]. Landscapes in verse. Taken in spring. By the author of Sympathy. Printed for T. Becket. 1785. First edition.
viii, 63pp, [1]. With half-title and title vignette. Stitched as issued. Marginal loss to half-title, some closed tears to preliminaries, ink annotation giving author's name to head of half-title.
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£ 350.00
OULTON, [Walley Chamberlain]. The busy body: a collection of periodical essays, Moral, Whimsical, Comic, and Sentimental, by Mr. Oulton, author of several fugitive pieces. Printed by William Porter et al.. 1789. First Dublin edition.
[6], 322pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and soiled, joints cracked, surface loss to spine. Foxed throughout, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, 'Wm. Pollock (?) 2 Augt. 1796'.
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£ 300.00
[EATON, Elizabeth]. [Manuscript compilation of eighteenth- and nineteenth-century verse, the majority by Thomas Moore]. [s.n.]. [1820-50s].
Manuscript on paper. 153pp, [97], including occasional blanks. With four inserted illustrations, two engraved (including a portrait of Moore) and two original drawings. Contemporary green morocco, gilt. A.E.G., marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, with some browning and marking to spine and boards. With book-label of Elizabeth Eaton to FEP, ink inscription (dated 1826 in blue pencil) to blank fly-leaf.
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£ 300.00
FORSTER, T[homas] F[urly]. Flora Tonbrigensis; or, a catalogue of plants growing wild in the neighbourhood of Tonbridge Wells, arranged according to the Linnaean system... Printed by Richard and Arthur Taylor. 1816. Second edition.
vii, [1], 216pp. With three engraved, hand-coloured plates of plant specimens. Uncut in original publisher's drab paper boards, recently rebacked with tan paper, title in manuscript to spine and upper board. Lightly foxed, ink gift inscription to recto of FFEP 'John S. L. Gilmour / 28/9/30 / from Kingey(?)', alongside later ownership inscription 'A. J. Wilmott / 1944'.
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£ 250.00
ST. BRODY, Gustavus. The flora of weston, and it's immediate neighbourhood, including the habitats of brean-down, uphill, hutton wood, worle or weston hill, sand-point, and birnbeck island... [s.n.]. 1856. First edition.
[2], viii, 174pp. With an initial advertisement leaf, half-title, and a list of subscriber's. Original publisher's navy cloth tooled in gilt and blind. Rubbed, some splitting to joints. Lightly foxed, else an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 125.00
BUCKMAN, James. A botanical guide to the environs of Cheltenham; comprising a classified arrangement of the indigenous flowers and ferns of the Cotteswold hills and the Vale of Gloucester; with the habitats of the various plants. H. Davis. 1844. First edition.
viii, vii, [2], 10-59pp, [5] ads. With an engraved frontispiece. Original publisher's limp green tooled cloth boards, recently rebacked. Extremities sunned and a trifle rubbed with the odd spot of soiling, ink library stamps to all edges. Ink inscriptions of 'Conway W. Lovesy' to title and verso of FFEP, correction fluid mark to FEP, pen trial to REP, occasional foxing.
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£ 175.00
ROXBURGH, William. Flora indica; or, descriptions of indian plants. Reprinted literatim from Carey's Edition of 1832. Thacker, Spink and Co. 1874. First edition.
[4], vi, [2], 763pp, [1], lxiv. With half-title. Original publisher's cloth, paper title label to upper board. Slight marking, else a fine and crisp copy. With the bookplate of Berkeley Cole Wilmot Williams to FEP, and his 1890 ink inscription to the head of half title.
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£ 150.00
MACLAREN, Roderick. On a long Sea voyage in Phthisis Pulmonalis. [s.n.]. [1871]. First offprint edition.
10pp. Stitched, as issued. Some light marginal dust-soiling, occasional spots of foxing. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of drop-title; 'With Dr. Maclaren's compts.', with annotation in the same hand at foot; 'Reprinted from the Brit. (?) Med-Chir. Review. Jan. 1871.'
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£ 125.00
ROSCOE, [Henry Enfield]. John Dalton, and his atomic theory...Delivered in the Hulme Town Hall, Manchester, on Wednesday, November 4th, 1874. H. B. Jackson, Esq., in the chair. (Science Lectures for the People. No. 2 - Sixth Series. - 1874). John Heywood. 1874. First edition.
[3], 16-27pp, [1]. Unbound. Very light dust-soiling in places, overall clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
REGNARD, [Jean-Francois]. Oeuvres de M. Regnard. Par La Compagnie. 1758. Nouvelle edition.
In four volumes. Contemporary tan calf, contrasting dark morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt, all edges red. Early printed paper labels of 'Des Jardin Bertelin' covering an earlier gilt supralibros 'Maisonneuve' to all upper boards with the exception of Vol. III. Spines rubbed and sunned, some marking to boards. Marbled endpapers, all title-pages trimmed along bottom margin without loss to imprint, short tear to Vol. III Piii - just clipping text, without loss of sense, very occasional light browning and ink-spotting, small holes to rear endpapers of Vol. III, private ink-stamps of 'Maisonneuve' to all terminal leaves.
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£ 150.00
[HARPER, William]. Treatise of infallibility, shewing That the Church of Rome's Claim to that high Privilege is without Foundation in Scripture, Antiquity, or Reason. In answer to A Paper on that Subject sent by a Popish Missionary. With some Animadversions on a Book, entituled, The Shortest Way to end Disputes about Religion, and upon that Author's Way of reasoning. Printed for W. Gordon. 1752. First edition.
[2], xviii, 300pp. With half-title. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed with surface loss to boards, loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
CARTAUD DE LA VILATE, [Francois]. Essai historique et philosophique sur le gout. [s.n.]. 1751. Second edition.
[8], 327pp, [1]. With half-title. The imprint is false, likely printed in Paris. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt, all edges red. Lightly rubbed with some surface loss, spine faded with slight loss to head, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, occasional ink annotations margins and underlining to text in a near contemporary French hand, small marginal holes to O, P3, and Z, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
FINDEN, W[illiam] & E[dward]. HORNE, Thomas Hartwell.. Landscape illustrations of the bible, consisting of views of the most remarkable places mentioned in The Old and New Testaments. From original sketches taken on the spot... John Murray. [1836].
In three volumes. xxiv, 156; xv, [1], 171; [3], viii-xi, [1], 168pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and 93 further engraved plates. Original publisher's burgundy buckram stamped in gilt and blind, A.E.G. Extremities a trifle rubbed and sunned. Bookplates of 'Gustaf Berndtsson' to all FEPs, near contemporary gift inscriptions to FFEP of Vol. I, upper hinge of Vol. II exposed, several leaves and plates working-loose and protruding from text-block.
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£ 150.00
PICK, W[illiam]. The sportsman & breeder's vade mecum; containing an account of the plates, matches, and sweepstakes, run for in the year 1800...Vol. XV.. Printed by and for A. Bartholoman...Sold by C. Chapple. [1801].
8, 5-200pp. With an engraved plate advertising veterinary treatments. Uncut in original publisher's paper boards, later naively rebacked in green cloth, later naive manuscript lettering and decoration to upper board. Rubbed and soiled, some surface loss. Ink and pencil ownership inscriptions to FFEP, else an internally clean and crisp copy.
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£ 100.00
FERGUSON, James. Plates illustrative of ferguson's lectures on mechanics, hydrostatics, hydraulics, pneumatics, optics, geography, astronomy, and dialing by David Brewster. Printed for Bell & Bradfute et al.. 1806. Second edition, enlarged.
Plate volume only, without separate text volume. 50 engraved plates illustrative scientific instruments and concepts. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, slight splitting to joints. Occasional light dust-soiling to plates, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
[SOCIETY IN SCOTLAND FOR PROMOTING CHRISTIAN KNOWLEDGE]. An account of The Society in Scotland for Propagating Christian Knowledge, from its commencement, in 1709. In which is included, The present state of the Highlands and Islands of Scotland with regard to Religion. Printed by A. Murray and J. Cochrane. 1774. First edition.
[2], 70pp, [2]. With an engraved title-page. Recent plain paper wraps printed paper lettering piece. Very minor wear to extremities. Title a trifle soiled and chipped, lightly foxed.
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£ 500.00
[BOLTON, Robert]. Letters to a Young Nobleman. Printed for G. and A. Ewing, and J. Exshaw. 1763. First Irish edition.
[4], 230pp, [6] ads. Contemporary calf, morocco lettering-piece. Joints cracked, upper board held by cords. Lower corners of first four leaves with some fraying, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 125.00