Recent Acquisitions

[PERKINS, George]. Clavis homerica, reserans Significationes, Etymologias, Derivationes, Compositiones, & Dialectos omnium vocabulorum, quae in viginti quatuor libris Iliadia Homeris (necnon sere Odysseae) continentur, eodem ordine, quo in ipsis libris leguntur. In gratiam studiosae juventutis. Huic adjicitur brevis Appendix de Dialectis, Authore R.P.N.N. Anglo, Oxoniensi...Opera Ge. Perkins. Typis J. Y. sumptibus Godefridi Emersoni. 1647. Editio tertia [i.e. third edition].
[40], 403pp, [91]. The first and final leaves are blank. Title in red and black. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities soiled and a trifle rubbed. Leaves toned and foxed, extensive annotation to first chapter.
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£ 450.00
[ILLUSTRATED BOOKS]. DALZIEL, The Brothers. Home thoughts and home scenes. In original poems by Jean Ingelow, Dora Greenwell, Mrs. Tom Taylor, The Hon. Mrs. Norton, Amelia B. Edwards, Jennett Humphreys and the author of "John Halifax Gentleman". Routledge, Warne, and Routledge. 1865. First edition.
[10], [35]ff, [2]pp. With thirty-five engraved plates by the Dalziel brothers, after A.B. Houghton. Finely bound in contemporary hard-grain green morocco, gilt, with boards panelled. Marbled endpapers, A.E.G. Slight rubbing to extremities, short nicks at head and foot of upper joint, spotting to upper board. Some foxing to text and plates. Presentation copy, inscribed 'To Charles Gurden Gent. on his birthday. 1865. from his affectionate Daughter Louisa Dalziel'.
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£ 350.00
PITHOU, Pierre. Mosaycarum Et Romanarum Legum Collatio, Ex Integris Papiniani, Pauli, Ulpiani, Gari, Modestini, Aliorumque Veterum Juris Auctorum Libris Ante Tempora Justiniani Imp. Desumpta... Per Thomam Guarinum. 1574. First Edition.
[8], 126pp. A good margined copy in 20th century dark brown morocco, lettered in gilt, A.E.G. Some light rubbing to extremities. Recent marbled endpapers, bookplate of the Los Angeles Law Library to FEP, small ink mark to foot of title, overall internally clean and crisp, internally an immaculate copy.
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£ 450.00
MALORTIE DE MARTEMONT, C[harles Stanislas de]. The theory of field-fortification. Printed for T. Egerton. 1823. Second edition.
vi, [7]-8, 227pp, [1]. With 31 engraved folding plates. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards. Heavily rubbed, without calf to spine, marking and surface loss to boards, corners bumped. Very occasional light dust-soiling, plates a trifle foxed with slightest of soling, some mis-folding and occasional slight splitting along folds.
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£ 100.00
[MOORE, John]. Edward. Various views of human nature, taken From life and manners, Chiefly in England. Printed for P. Wogan et al.. 1797. Second edition.
In two volumes. 331pp; 376pp. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces. Rubbed with some surface loss, corners bumped. Light browning and sporadic foxing throughout both volumes, closed tear to text of I10 of volume one with some loss of sense, short tears to top margins of I and O7 of volume two, just clipping text in latter instance with no loss of sense, short tear to bottom margin of O10 of volume two, not touching text.
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£ 150.00
WALKER, J[ohn]. A dictionary of the English language, answering at once the Purposes of rhyming, spelling, and pronouncing. On a Plan not hitherto attempted... Printed for T. Becket. 1775. First edition.
xxiii, [697pp]. Printed in single column. Finely bound in contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints starting, slight loss to head of spine. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
SKINNER, Rev. John. Amusements of Leisure Hours: Or Poetical Pieces, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect: By the Late Reverend John Skinner; At Longside, Aberdeenshire. To Which is Prefixed, a Sketch of the Author's Life, with Some Remarks on Scottish Poetry. Printed By John Moir...and Sold By Stuart Cheyne...by Alexander Brown. 1809. First edition.
144pp. Original publisher's paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed, joints cracked, loss to spine and bumped corners. Ink inscription to title, occasional foxing.
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£ 125.00
DESLANDES, M. [Andre-Francois]. An essay on maritime power and commerce; Particularly those of France. In an epistolary discourse, Address'd to the Count de Maurepas, Secretary of State, and of the Marine. Printed for Paul Vaillant. 1743. First English edition.
xii, 163pp, [1]. Rebound in modern blue paper boards. Ink inscription (Mich. Kearney) to head of title. Browning to leaf margins throughout though not effecting text. Some marginal loss to X4.
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£ 125.00
BAINBRIGGE, [Philip]. Description of an improved sextant, invented by Lieut.-Col. Bainbrigge, A. Q. M. G. Extracted from No. XII. of Morgan and Creuze's "Papers on Naval Architecture, and other Subjects connected with Naval Science.". Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills. 1831. First offprint edition.
15pp, [1]. With a folding diagram of the sextant in question bound as frontispiece. Recent lilac paper wraps. Slight creasing to cover. Light spots of foxing in places, mild offsetting from diagram to title, occasional ink annotations to margins and text. Presentation copy, inscribed to half-title 'The Right Honorable Lord John George Beresford, Primate of all Ireland, with the author's most respectful compliments'.
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£ 250.00
[JESUITS]. Compte rendu des constitutions des Jesuites, Par M. Jean-Pierre-Francois de Ripert de Monclair, Procureur General du Roy au Parlement de Provence, les 28 May, 3 & 4 Juin 1762, en execution de l'Arret de la Cour du 15 Mars precedent. [s.n.]. 1762.
310pp, [2], 315pp, [1]. Original publisher's paper boards, contrasting red paper lettering-piece. Extremities lightly rubbed and soiled with some loss to corners. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
BRISSON, Barnabe. De veteri ritu nuptiarum & jure connubiorum: Barnabas Brissonius, Antonius & Franciscus Hotnianus. Apud Petrum le Grand. 1662.
[4], 504pp, [44]. With and engraved title-page. Contemporary vellum. Light soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate to FEP of D. A. Freeman with motto 'nil sine magno labore', bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, lightly foxed in parts but overall a clean and crisp copy.
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£ 150.00
RADCLIFFE, John. Pharmacopoeiae Radcliffeanae Pars Altera: or, the Second and Last part of Dr. Radcliff's Prescriptions, with useful Observations, &c. To which is annex'd, An appendix, Containing a Body of Prescriptions, answering the Intentions requir'd in all Diseases Internal and External, with useful Cautions subjoin'd to each Head, and a complete Index to the Whole. Being a Work of General Use to all Physicians, Apothecaries, and Surgeons. Printed for C. Rivington. 1716. First edition.
[12], 595pp, [15]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece, terminal advertisement page, and divisional title for 'An appendix to Dr. Radcliffe's recipe's'. Contemporary panelled calf, gilt. Rubbed, with loss to head and foot of spine and board surfaces, upper joint cracked with lower starting. Hinges cracked, damp-staining throughout text block, small marginal worm trail running from FEP through to gathering L - at no point touching text, ink inscription to recto of FFEP of 'Thos. (?) 1798.'
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£ 150.00
[LANGHORNE, John]. The letters that passed between theodosius and constantia; after she had taken the veil. Printed for T. Becket and P. A. De Hondt. 1763. First edition.
xxv, [1], 165pp, [1]. Without half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, joints split. Very light damp-staining to final gathering, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
GOLDSMITH, Oliver. The miscellaneous works of Dr. Goldsmith. Containing all his essays and poems. Printed for W. Osborne, and T. Griffin. 1780.
[2], vi, 225pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary calf, recently rebacked with contemporary spine laid-on, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and marked, slight splitting to upper joint. Bookplate of 'J. Griffiths' to FEP alongside remnant of earlier bookplate, near contemporary ownership inscription to head of first leaf of text.
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£ 50.00
[JOYCE, Jeremiah]. Scientific dialogues, intended for the instruction and entertainment of young people: in which the first principles of natural and experimental philosophy are fully explained. Printed for J. Johnson. 1803. Second edition.
In three non-uniform volumes. x, [2], 200; [4], 250; ix, [3], 235pp, [1]. With 12 engraved plates. Contemporary roan backed marbled boards, printed paper lettering-pieces. Extremities rubbed, loss and cracking to spines, without lettering-pieces of volumes II and III. Sporadic foxing, slight loss to bottom corner of G2 of Vol. I and I4 of Vol. II, touching text in latter instance, but with no loss of sense.
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£ 100.00
KEILL, Joanne. M.D.. Introductio Ad Veram Astronomiam seu Lectiones Astronomicae Habitae in Schola Astronomica Acadamiae Oxoniensis. Impensis Hen. Clements. 1718.
[8], xv, [1], 495pp, [1] Two engraved folding plates of lunar landscape, mathematical diagrams within text throughout. Contemporary tooled full calf boards, re-backed with 20th century calf. Ink inscription 'J. D'arcy' and early private library shelf mark to FFEP. Rubbing to boards with slight loss in places and faint scoring to upper board. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 450.00
BROWN, C. R. (Editor). Scottish Annual 1859. A. & C. Black. 1859. First edition.
viii, 412pp. With an illustrated decorative title page and and engraved portrait frontispiece. Original publisher's blind stamped, pebbled green cloth, richly gilt, A.E.G., yellow tinted endpapers. Light rubbing to extremities, spine a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, with ink inscription of 'Samuel Loverly, With the Editors Complts. Xmas 1858' to recto of FFEP, with further later inscriptions in ink and pencil to same.
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£ 50.00
GREGORY XIV. Breve Smi.D.N.D.Gregorii divina providentia papae decimiquarti. Confirmationis omnium Privilegiorum Summ. Pont. & aliorum Christianorum Principum Ordini, & Congregationi Camaldulen... Apud Paulum Bladum Impressorem Cameralem. 1592. First edition.
[4]ff. Disbound, with various edges uncut. Light dampstaining to fore-edge at head, evidence of a removed wax seal to verso of final leaf. With contemporary nine-line ink inscription to verso of final leaf.
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£ 350.00
GREGORY XIV. Constitutio Smi. D. N. D. Gregorii divina providentia papae xiiii. Super Immunitate Ecclesiarum. Apud Paulum Bladum Impressorem Cameralem. 1591.
[2]ff. With large woodcut vignette to title. Disbound. With both vertical and horizontal creasing. Minute hole to the second leaf, without loss of sense. Extensive ink underlining and a single (shaved) ink annotation.
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£ 200.00
[THOMPSON, Edward]. The temple of venus. A gentle satire on the times. By the Author of the Meretriciad. Part the first. Printed for C. Moran. 1763.
[2], 21pp, [1]. Disbound. Title and terminal leaf detached from text block, each with some marginal loss and tearing, light damp staining throughout.
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£ 100.00