Recent Acquisitions

[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
PAGE, William Bousfield. The excision of the os calcis, in incurable disease of that bone, as a substitute for amputation of the foot. With a case. [From Volume XXXIII of the 'Medico-Chirurgical Transactions,' published by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London. C. and J. Adlard. 1850. First edition, thus.
6pp. With an engraved illustration of a foot in the text. Original publisher's tan paper wraps. Some discolouration and soiling to cover. Slight creasing to leaves with the odd spot of foxing.
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£ 100.00
REID, John. Heart...From the Cyclopaedia of Anatomy and Physiology. Marchant. 1838. First edition, thus.
45pp. With several engraved illustrations in the text. Original brown paper wraps. Without spine, covers soiled and chipped at edges. Light damp-staining to final three leaves, otherwise clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title 'Dr. Henry Lonsdale with the best respects of the Author'.
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£ 125.00
BENNETT, John Hughes. Physiology as a branch of general education and of natural science for students in arts. An address delivered to the Royal Medical Society of Edinburgh, November 6, 1868. Edmonston and Douglas. 1869. First edition.
19pp. Disbound. All leaves creased down centre, discolouration to title margins with some foxing.
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£ 75.00
BUCHANAN, George. Clinical surgical report for the year 1870. [s.n]. [1871]. Reprinted from the Glasgow Medical Journal, Vol. 3 No. 2 Feb. 1871.
16pp. Unbound. Occasional spots of foxing, slight dust-soiling to drop-head title, creasing to all leaf corners.
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£ 75.00
[CONDER, Josiah]. The Associate Minstrels. Printed by George Ellerton...for Thomas Conder. 1810. First edition.
v, [1], 214pp. With an additional engraved title-page. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Boards a trifle scuffed. Marbled endpapers, very small worm-trail to bottom margin throughout, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 100.00
GLANDORP, Johann. Notitia familiae caii julii caesaris dictatoris, et caii caesaris octaviani Augusti intelligendae Romanae Historiae perutilis. Authore Joanne Glandorpio Monasteriensi. Apud Hieronymum Drovart. 1634.
[2], 19pp, [1]. [Bound with;] GODEFROY, Jacques. Jac. Gothofredi IC. Orationes politicae tres: puta, I. Ulpianus: Seu, de Maiestate Principis Romani legibus soluta. II. Julianus: Seu, de Arcanis Juliani Imp. artibus, ad profligandum religionem Christianam. III. Achaica: Seu, de causis interitus Reipublicae Achaeorum. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1634. [8], 116pp. [And;] GODEFROY, Jacques. Jacobi Gothofredi IC. Animadversionum juris civilis liber: pro vero nonnullarum Legum Intellectu, & genuina earundem Lectione. Ad Antecessores Bituricenses. [s.i.], Apud Jacobum Chovet, 1628. 8, [4], 96pp, [4]. [And;] GODEFROY, Jacques. Jacobi Gothofredi I.C. Discursus historicus, Ad Legem Quisquis. Cod. ad L. Juliam Majestatis. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1633. [20], 89pp, [5]. [And;] GODEFROY, Jacques. Jac. Gothofredi IC. De imperio maris deque Jure navfragii colligendi [GREEK TITLE] Ex Jure Romano, Ad Legem [GREEK TITLE], seu Legem Deprecatio, 9. Digestis de L. Rhodia de Iactu. [s.i.], [s.n.], 1637. [8], 63pp, [1]. Contemporary vellum. Some discolouration and spots soiling, adhesive repair of splits to lower part and foot of spine, paper library shelf label with numerals in manuscript to foot of spine, corners bumped. Extensive worming to boards at hinges, with evidence of adhesive used as sealant to trails, upper hinge split with board nearly detached from text block, further worm-trails to top margins of final two gatherings of last work, not touching text, occasional ink underlining and markings to text and margins, sporadic dust-soiling, bookplate of the Los Angeles Law Library to FEP.
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£ 300.00
[HARRIS, John]. Sir Harry Herald's graphical representation of the dignitaries of england; shewing the Costume of different Ranks, from the king to a commoner; with the regalia used at the coronation. Printed for J. Harris and Son. 1820. First edition.
18 leaves illustrated with 17 hand-coloured woodcut engravings. Original publisher's brown printed paper wraps. Extremities soiled and creased, significant loss to spine with wraps having separated, damp-stain to head of both upper and lower covers having worked through to text block. Leaves toned, occasional spots of foxing.
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£ 175.00
[ROYAL NAVY]. A letter to Lord Viscount Melville, on the subject of his motion, respecting troop-ships, and upon the general state of the navy; with an appendix of official and authentic documents. Printed for J. Hatchard. 1810.
56pp. Recent blue paper boards, printed paper title labels to spine and upper board. Neat ink numeral to head of browned title, final four leaves lightly toned.
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£ 200.00
[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
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
[BRESSLER UND ASCHENBERG, Ferdinand Ludwig von]. Les souverains du monde. Ouvrage qui fait connoitre la Genealogie de leurs Maisons, l'Etendue & le Gouvernement de leurs Etats, leur Religion, leurs Revenus, Forces, Titres, Pretentions, Armoiries, avec l'origine historique des pieces qui les composent, & le Lieu de leur Residence. Avec un catalogue des auteurs qui en ont le mieux ecrit... Aux depens de la Compagnie, 1721-22. Second edition.
In four volumes. [28], 452, [1]; [4], 652; [4], 456; [4], 352, [4]. Illustrated with 180 engraved heraldic emblems, 135 integral and 45 plates (two of which mounted, one of which folding). Titles in red and black. Contemporary speckled calf, contrasting red and black morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Wear to spines, rubbing to boards, loss and chipping to lettering-pieces. Armorial bookplates of Edward Finch, Earl of Winchilsea and Nottingham to verso of each title, gilt-stamped armorial device to calf swatch mounted to FEP of Vol. I, near contemporary ink ownership inscriptions to toned title-pages, light damp-staining to preliminary gatherings of Vols. III and IV, very occasional marginal chipping.
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£ 250.00
JAMES, Colonel Sir Henry. Instructions for taking meteorological observations; with tables for their correction, and notes on meteorological phenomena. Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode. 1861. First edition.
52pp. With an engraved frontispiece and 21 hand-coloured plates (three folding). [Bound with:] Table for the reduction of the meteorological observations taken at the stations of the royal engineers. London, Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1861. 34pp. With two folding tables, one of which hand-coloured. 8vo. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to spine, marking to boards, corners bumped. Upper hinge exposed, ink-stamp of Foyles Booksellers to FEP, near contemporary ink ownership inscription to FFEP, horizontal tear to one table - without loss, occasional spotting.
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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
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