Recent Acquisitions

WURTZ, Ad[olphe]. Lezioni elementari di chimica inorganica. Agostino Pellerano. 1872. Second Italian edition.
[2], 370pp. Contemporary green morocco backed blue cloth boards, gilt. Rubbed with some surface loss. Internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 50.00
[CUNNINGHAM, Timothy]. The history of our Customs, Aids, Subsides, National Debts, and Cares. From William the Conqueror, To the present Year MDCCLXI. Printed for G. Kearsley. 1761. First edition.
In four parts, each with a separate, title, pagination, and register. [4], 85, [1]; [4], 92; [2], 96; [4], 165pp, [1]. Without half-title to part three. With three folding tables and errata slip tipped-in before title of final part. Contemporary speckled calf, top compartment rebacked, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Light rubbing to extremities, spine varnished. Armorial bookplate of David Rochfort to FEP, bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, short tear to half-title.
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£ 250.00
SPOTISWOOD, John. An introduction To the Knowledge of the Stile of Writs, Simple and Compound, made use of in Scotland; Containing Drirections for Drawing Securities, In Cases which most commonly occur; with Examples; according to the best Modern Practice. Printed by John Moncur. 1715. Second edition with additions.
[24], 408pp, [28]. Contemporary calf. Extremities rubbed with some surface loss and light soiling, corners bumped, without lettering-piece, varnished, as is characteristic of the Los Angeles Law Library. Occasional light browning in places, armorial bookplate of Pringle of Whitebank to FEP, bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to recto of FFEP, paper library shelf label to verso of RFEP, significant loss to blank REP.
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£ 150.00
SPOTISWOOD, John. Practical observations Upon divers Titles of the Law of Scotland, Commonly called Hope's Minor Practicks. Written by Sir Thomas Hope of Craighall, sometime Advocate to King Charles I.. With Notes upon divers Parts of the Book, shewing what Alterations have happened in the Law since the first writing of this Treatise...To which is subjoined, An Account of all the Religious Houses that were in Scotland at the Time of the Reformation. Printed: And Sold by A. Davidson. 1734. First edition.
viii, 554pp. Recently rebacked calf boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece. Rubbing and some surface loss to boards. Bookplate of Los Angeles Law library to FEP, browning to all leaves, sporadic spots of foxing throughout, occasional light damp-staining to top margins.
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£ 175.00
MATTHAEUS, Antonius. De judiciis disputationes septendecim... Typis Joannis a Waesberge. 1645. Editio Secunda [i.e. second edition].
[16], 380pp. With an additional engraved title. Contemporary vellum with title in gilt to spine. Some minor spots of soiling but overall well preserved. Armorial bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to FEP, tear to bottom edge of FFEP, loss to head of *4, ink annotation to margin of p.39, lightly foxed throughout.
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£ 200.00
CORVINUS, Johannes Arnoldi. Arnoldi Corvini a Belderen I.C. jus feudale per aphorismos strictim explicatum. Ex Officina Francisci Moyaert. 1655.
[6], 212pp, [4]. Contemporary vellum with gilt title to spine. A trifle worn, with spots of soiling, damp-staining to bottom corner of lower board. Armorial bookplate of Los Angeles Law Library to FEP, ink inscription to verso of title, prelims. lightly browned, two very small holes to final leaf - not touching text.
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£ 150.00
[MARINE BOILERS]. Forged steel water-tube marine boilers. Manufactured by Babcock & Wilcox Limited, London, England, and The Babcock & Wilcox Co. New York, U.S.A.. Babcock & Wilcox Co.. 1907. Third edition.
192pp. Profusely illustrated with monochrome photographic reproductions throughout. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered in white. Lightly rubbed. Decorated endpapers, internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
SWEET, Robert. Hortus Suburbanus Londinensis: or, a catalogue of plants cultivated in the neighbourhood of London; arranged according to the Linnean system... Printed for James Ridgway. 1818. First edition.
[3], vi-xi, [1], 242pp. Without half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, gilt. Rubbing to spine with some loss, splitting to joints. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 200.00
HAMILTON, Hugo. De sectionibus conicus. Tractatus geometricus. In quo, ex Natura ipsius coni, Sectionum Affestiones facillime deducuntur. Methodo Nova. Impensis Gul. Johnston. 1758. First edition.
[4], viii, 211pp, [1]. With 17 engraved folding plates as called for. Contemporary calf boards, recently rebacked, gilt. Heavy rubbing and evidence of fire damage to boards. Occasional spots of foxing to plate margins, overall internally clean and crisp.
Price
£ 400.00
[FRENCH LAW]. Les huit codes francais, Nouvelle Edition conforme au text officiel, et contenant les modifications faites aux divers codes depuis 1830; avec le tarif des frais et depens en matiere civile et criminelle, un appendice aux codes et une table analytique des matieres. A. Lelarge. 1835. New edition.
[2], 58, [1], 34-316, 136, 86, 96, 100, 60, 16, 119pp, [1]. tan buckram, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Slightest of wear to extremities, sunned. Armorial bookplate of Lord Dinorben to FEP, eight leaves of 'Loi relative a la peche fluviale' heavily browned, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 50.00
WEBB, Daniel. Remarks on the beauties of poetry. Printed for R. and J. Dodsley. 1762. First edition.
[4], 125pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent calf backed blue paper boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Stamped in blind by Worchester Public Library to title, subsequent two leaves, and final three leaves, all leaves lightly toned, marginal dust-soiling to final gathering and blank RFEP.
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£ 125.00
ALISON, Archibald. Essays on the nature and principles of taste. Printed for Messrs. P. Byrne, J. Moore &c.. 1790. First Irish edtion.
viii, [3], 384pp. Recent calf-backed marbled boards with earlier contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight soiling to title, marginal browning throughout.
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£ 150.00
[WARTON, Joseph]. An essay on the genius and writings of Pope. Printed for J. Dodsley. 1782. Fourth edition.
In two volumes. xiii, [1], 415, [1]; [2], 423pp, [1]. Contemporary calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Rubbing to spines, some slight surface loss. Booklabels and shelf marks of John Rutherfurd, Esq; of Edgerston to both FEPs, else internally clean and crisp.
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£ 150.00
[NAVAL]. The naval and military magazine Vol I[-II]. T. Clerc Smith. 1827. Second Edition.
First two volumes only. viii, 672pp. [3], 722pp. With an engraved frontispiece to Vol. I one depicting 'The Duke of York, Commander in Chief' and an engraved plate to Vol. II showing 'His Royal Highness the Lord High Admiral'. Later blue cloth, lettered in gilt to spines. Marginal tears to Vol, I at p.179-180, p.381-382, p.389-390 - in no instance touching text, browning to titles and engravings of each, slight dust soiling to title of Vol. II, second contents leaf of Vol. I working loose, light foxing.
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£ 225.00
GORE, Mrs. [Catherine Grace Frances]. The Rose Fancier's Manual. Henry Colburn, Publisher. [1838]. First edition.
xx, 434pp, [2]. ads. With an additional engraved hand-coloured title. Original publisher;s tan cloth with gilt title. A near fine, largely unopened copy. Very slight wear to head of spine. Upper joint cracked though remaining sound.
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£ 150.00
BRANT, Sebastian. Titulorum omnium juris tam civilis, quam canonici expositiones, Sebastiano Brant. I.V. Doctore celeberrimo, Autore. His accessit Modus studendi in utroque iure per loannem Baptistam Caccialupum. Omnia ad vetustorum exemplarium sidem nune ultimum diligentissime repurgata: adiectis insuper ad singulos Titulos suis numeris. Apud Haeredes Gulielmi Rouillii. 1619.
469pp, [36]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities rubbed and soiled. Ink inscriptions and annotations to recto of FFEP and title, slight loss to top of title with red and green ink marks to margins, all leaves toned and foxed, lower hinge cracked, loss to blank REP.
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£ 250.00
TIGHE, Mrs Henry. Psyche, with other poems. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown. 1811. Third edition.
xv, [1], 314pp. With an engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Internally clean and crisp.
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£ 125.00
HALL-STEVENSON, John. The works...corrected and enlarged. With several original poems, now first printed, and explanatory notes. Printed by J. Nichols. 1795. First edition.
In three volumes. [2], xi, [1], 288; vi, [2], 265, [1]; vii, [1], 287pp, [1]. With half-titles and an engraved frontispiece to Vols. I and II. Contemporary speckled sheep, contrasting black and red morocco lettering-pieces, spines richly gilt. Rubbed, slight chipping to lettering-pieces, some loss to head and foot of spines, corners bumped. Single gathering to Vol. I working loose, occasional light foxing.
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£ 200.00
RAMSAY, Allan. The gentle shepherd: a scot's pastoral comedy. Printed by Geo. Reid and Co.. 1798.
vii, [1], 95pp, [1]. With half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and one engraved plate. [Bound with;] SCHILLER, Frederick. The robbers. A tragedy. London. Printed [by G. Caw, Edinburgh] for G. G. and J. Robinson; and Bell & Bradfute, Edinburgh, 1800. Fourth English edition. xxii, [2], 176pp. With half-title and an engraved frontispiece. 8vo. Handsomely bound in contemporary half calf, purple cloth boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Some light rubbing to extremities, spine slightly sunned. Internally clean and crisp but for the odd spot of foxing.
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£ 125.00
[LONDON GAZETTE]. Supplement to The London Gazette of Tuesday, the 3rd of February, 1948: Published by Authority...The African campaign from El Alamein to Tunis, from 10th August, 1942 to 13th May, 1943. [Printed and Published by His Majesty's Stationery Office]. [1948]. First edition.
839-887pp, [1]. Contemporary green buckram-backed tan paper boards, manuscript lettering-piece, printed library shelf-label, and blind-stamp of the Foreign Office to upper board. A trifle rubbed and dust-soiled. Bookplate of the Foreign Office Library to FFEP, very occasional ink-spotting.
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£ 95.00