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ROGISSART, Alexandre de. A new grammar of the French tongue. By M. Rogissard. Carefully revised and corrected by Francis Lacombe. Printed for J. Nourse and P. Vaillant. 1768. Seventh English edition.
432pp. Contemporary blind-tooled speckled calf. Heavily rubbed, substantial loss to spine with only remnant remaining, pen trials to upper board, lower board nearly detached. Upper hinge cracked, without FFEP, ink inscription of 'George Derry 1850' and ink annotation to title, pen trials to blank endpapers, occasional ink annotations to text.
Price
£ 75.00
[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. Articles agreed upon by the Arch-Bishops and Bishops of both Provinces, and the whole Clergie. In the convocation holden at London, in the yeere 1562. For the avoiding of diuersities of opinions, and for the stablishing of Consent touching true religion. Re-printed by His Majesties Commandement: with his Royall Declaration prefixed therevnto. Printed by Robert Barker. 1633.
[4], 6pp, [22]. With an initial leaf, blank but for signature-mark 'A' within mortised ornament to recto. Disbound. Pen-trials to initial blank, verso of title, and margins throughout, numerous learned ink annotations to text noting variations between this and earlier editions of the Articles.
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£ 200.00
[CHURCH OF ENGLAND]. Constitutions and canons Ecclesiasticall; Treated upon by the Archbishops of Canterbury and York, Presidents of the Convocations for the respective provinces of Canterbury and York, and the rest of the Bishops and Clergie... Printed By Robert Barker. 1640.
[4], 10pp, [42]. With an initial leaf, blank but for signature-mark 'A' within mortised ornament to recto. Disbound. Initial three leaves detached, ink-spotting and pen-trials throughout.
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£ 100.00
ORTON, Job. A short and plain exposition of The Old Testament, with devotional and practical reflections for the use of families...Published from the author's manuscripts, By robert gentleman.. Printed and sold by J. and W. Eddowes. 1791-90. 1791. Mixed edition.
Six volumes; the first three from the second edition, the second three from the first. Portrait frontispiece to Vol I. Finely bound for Sophia StreatfeIld, with her initials to spines, in contemporary navy straight-grain morocco, gilt, with triple fillet and greek key device in gilt to borders of boards, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces/onlays. Slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine set. Occasional spotting internally. With armorial bookplates to each FEP (captioned 'Data fata sequutus') of the Streatfield family at Chiddingstone.
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£ 1,000.00
SHEPPARD, William. The president of presidents. Or, One General President for Common Assurances by Deeds: Wherein there is an Extract of all the general Learning and Forms of Presidents now extant. Out of which you may be fitted for most Purposes and Cases; and be able to finde the Faults of any Conveyances, and so judge of your Right and Title to your Lands and Goods; here being (upon the matter) the Effect and Quintessence of all Books of this kind. Of Singular use and profit to all men.. Printed by J[ames] C[otrell] for Robert Pawlet. 1677. Second edition.
[8], 364pp, [14]. Title page is a cancel. Contemporary tooled calf, recently rebacked, recornered, and varnished, recent contrasting red morocco lettering piece. Boards rubbed and soiled, title and author in manuscript to fore-edge. Unidentified armorial bookplate with motto 'Dat Cura Quietem' to FEP alongside booksellers stamp of Wildy & Sons Ltd., bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal annotations in ink.
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£ 250.00
MOORE, [Edward]. The gamester. A tragedy... Printed for T. Davies, W. Nicoll, S. Bladon, and J. Bew. 1784.
69pp, [3]. With an engraved frontispiece and a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut, stitched, as issued, in original publisher's plain paper wrappers. Some shaving, loss, and chipping to wrappers and leaf margins.
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£ 75.00
[MAISTRE, Joseph de]. Du pape. Chez Rusand; Chez Beauce-Rusard. 1819. First edition.
In two volumes. xlii, [2], 400pp, [4]; [3], 402-685pp, [3]. With a half-title to each volume. Uncut in original decorated paper wrappers. Rubbed, slight surface loss and tearing. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light browning.
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£ 125.00
ROBERTSON, William. Histoire d'Ecosse, durant les regnes de la reine Marie, et du roi Jacques VI. Chez Pissot...Prault...Delalain. 1785.
In three volumes. [4], viii, 322; [4], 334; [4], 422pp, [2]. With half-title to each volume. Contemporary glazed paper boards, contrasting red and brown morocco lettering-pieces. Some rubbing to extremities, very slight splitting to joints. Ink-stamps of 'F. Goldenberg' to all FEPs, very minor loss to G2 of Vol. II.
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£ 150.00
ROBERTSON, William. Histoire d'Ecosse, durant les regnes de la reine Marie, et du roi Jacques VI... [s.n.]. 1764.
In three volumes. xxviii, 400, [8]; [4], 398, [10]; [4], 489pp, [13]. With half-titles. The imprint is false, likely printed in Paris. Contemporary mottled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, some loss to head and foot of all spines, slight splitting to joints. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscriptions to blank fly-leaves and title-pages, light damp-staining to Vo. III, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 175.00
AOUST, M. L'Abbe. Analyse infinitesimale des courbes tracees sur une surface quelconque. Gauthier-Villars. 1869. First edition.
xl, 314pp. Contemporary blue half calf, marbled boards, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing to extremities with some surface loss, spine heavily sunned. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
DELILLE, [Jacques]. The garden; or the art of laying out grounds. Translated from the french of the abbe de lille. Printed for T. Cadell. 1789. First English edition.
[iii], vii, [1], 188pp. Without half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, slight loss to head of spine, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, occasional light spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 250.00
MEAD, Richard. A mechanical account of poisons In Several essays. Printed by S. Powell. 1736. Fourth edition.
[8], 109pp, [3]. With one engraved folding plate depicting anatomical parts of the viper relating to the delivery of venom. Handsomely bound in recent panelled calf with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Sympathetic repair of title leaf to margin. Late nineteenth-, early twentieth-century bookplate of 'Marsden Hilton, secretary and apothecary, to the lying-in hospital, Manchester' to FEP.
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£ 250.00
OZANAM, M. [Jacques]. La geometrie theorique et pratique, qui contient La Geodesie ou division des Champs...La Planimetrie ou mesure des Surfaces, & son application a l'Arpentage. Et la Stereometrie ou mesure des Solides, avec son usage pour le Toise & pour la Jauge. Chez Claude Jombert. 1720.
[8], 321pp, [1]. With 24 engraved plates illustrating numerous geometric constants. Attractively bound in recent calf-backed marbled boards. Some marginal foxing to prelims., otherwise an exemplary copy.
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£ 300.00
DUCK, Stephen. The beautiful works Of the Reverend Mr. Stephen Duck, (The Wiltshire Bard:)...To which is prefixed, some account of his life and writings. Printed for and Sold by the Booksellers. 1753.
xxviii, 140pp. Contemporary calf, gilt. Rubbed, joints cracked with boards working loose, loss to head and foot of spine. Near contemporary ink inscription of 'Mary Graham' to recto of FFEP, ink inscription of 'Mary Lucas 1780' to drop-head title of dedication, ink stain to top- and fore-edge bleeding through to margins of first half of text block, damp-staining to top margin of final gathering.
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£ 100.00
SCOTT, Walter. The lay of the last minstrel, a poem. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme et al.. 1807. Sixth edition.
340pp. With half-title. Contemporary gilt-tooled straight-grained red morocco, A.E.G. Spine and joints rubbed, corners bumped. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership inscription to blank fly-leaf of 'J. Stuart at Eton / 1808', very occasional spotting, overall internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
JOHNSON, Samuel, PIOZZI, Hester Lynch. Letters to and from the late Samuel Johnson, LL.D. To which are added, some poems never before printed. Published from the original Mss. in her possession, By Hester Lynch Piozzi. In two volumes. Printed for Messrs. R. Moncrieffe et al.. 1788. First Dublin edition.
Two volumes bound as one. xvi, 279, [1], 306pp. Contemporary polished marbled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Spine a trifle rubbed, slight splitting to upper joint, corners bumped. Armorial bookplate of Robert Wilmot to FEP, neat ink annotation to first volume title, slight shaving to bottom margin of leaf S of Vol. II.
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£ 200.00
SPENCE, Joseph. Anecdotes, observations and characters, of books and men. Collected from the conversation of Mr. Pope, and other eminent persons of his time. Published by W. H. Carpenter...and Archibald Constable and Co.. 1820. First edition.
xxxix, [1], 501pp, [1] With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slight rubbing to extremities. Foxing to frontispiece, light browning to title. From the library of successful merchant of Scottish origin and later M.P. for Lancaster, Woodstock and Berwick, Sir John Gladstone (1761-1851), with the book label of his country estate Fasque to FEP, and the ink ownership inscription; 'John Gladstone Esq. M. P. Seaforth House - Dec. 24th 1820' to head of title.
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£ 125.00
AIKIN, J[ohn]. Letters from a father to his son, on various topics, relative to literature and the conduct of life. Written in the years 1792 and 1793. Printed for J. Johnson. 1796. Third edition.
xii, 348pp. [Bound uniformly with:] AIKIN, J[ohn]. Letters from a father to his son...Written in the years 1792 and 1793. London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1800. viii, 341pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. 8vo. Two volumes. Attractively bound in contemporary marbled calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Lightly rubbed, slight splitting to joints, spines a trifle sunned. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of Sir John Gladstone, with 'Fasque' bookplate to both FEPs.
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£ 150.00
PHAEDRUS. Aesop's fables. As Romanized by Phaedrus: with a literal interlinear translation accompanied by illustrative notes. On the plan recommended by Mr. Locke. Printed for John Taylor. 1833. Fourth edition.
[10], xx, 100pp. With an initial four leaves of publisher's advertisements. [Together with:] VIRGIL. The first book of Virgil's Aeneid, with a literal interlinear translation illustrated with notes: on the plan recommended by Mr. Locke. London. Printed for John Taylor, 1832. Fifth edition. [10], xvi, 89pp, [1]. With an initial four leaves of publisher's advertisements. 12mo. Original publisher's tan cloth, lettered in black. Extremities a trifle rubbed and spotted, each volume covered with contemporary drab paper bearing the ownership inscriptions and pen trials of 'Edmund Wood / Brownhill / Staffordshire Potteries', the latter volume with the date 'April 2nd 1834'. Internally clean and crisp but for occasional light creasing and further ownership inscriptions of 'Edmund Wood' to endpapers and blank fly-leaves.
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£ 150.00
CICERO, Marcus Tullius. M. Tullii Ciceronis De officiis ad marcum filium, libri tres. Item, Cato Major, Laelius, Paradoxa, de republica fragmenta duo, et somnium Scipionis. In usum scholarum. Impensis Whittaker & Co.. 1834. New edition.
[4], 212pp. Contemporary tooled calf. Slight rubbing to joints and board edges, ink spotting and some soiling. Contemporary ink inscription to FEP.
Price
£ 75.00