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TAXIL, Leo. La vie de Jesus. Paris. Librairie Anti-Clericale, [1884]. 8vo. 370pp, [2]. Bound by Hatchards in contemporary olive-green half-morocco, tan paper boards, T.E.G. Original publisher's pictorial upper wrapper bound in. Extremities sunned and discoloured, lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, scattered foxing. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 23038
KRAITCHIK, M[aurice]. Traite des carres magiques. Paris. Gauthier-Villars, 1930. First edition. 8vo. 108pp, [4]. With two final leaves of publisher's advertisements. Original publisher's drab wrappers. Extremities browned, sunned, and chipped, title in manuscript to spine. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to verso of upper panel, leaves toned. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 22552
WOLFF, Christian [Johann von]. Mathematisches lexicon... Leipzig. Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1716. First edition. 8vo. [14], 160÷2, 164÷2-1494÷2, [58]pp. Predominantly printed in double columns. Title in red and black. With an engraved frontispiece and numerous diagrams in the text. Contemporary calf, later rebacked. Extremities rubbed, joints split. Marbled pastedowns, hinges exposed, early unidentified armorial bookplate and recent book-label of Erwin Tomash to FEP, early inked ownership inscription to title. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23851
SCHOOTEN, Frans van, [the elder]. Tabulae sinuum tangentium secantium, ad Radium 10 000000; Met 'tgebruyck der selve in rechtlinische triangulen. Amsterdam. Willem J. Blauw, 1627. First edition. 16mo. [10], [181], [35]pp. Contemporary vellum, yapp edges, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities discoloured, short split to head of spine. Hinges exposed, recent book-labels of Harrison D. Horblit and Erwin Tomash to FEP, small worm-trail and damp-staining to gutter margins. More > £ 325.00 Antiquates Ref. 22559
[ROME - AGRICULTURAL STATUTES]. Statuta nobilis artis agriculturae urbis... Romae [i.e. Rome]. Apud Georgium Ferrarium, 1595. Quarto. [8], 196pp, [34]. Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities worn, heavily marked and discoloured, several worm-holes to boards, spine cracked. Ink-stamp of the Lawes Agricultural library to FEP, early ink signatures to title (a couple scored through), leaves browned and stained, some worming to margins. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 19655
PLINY THE YOUNGER. C. Plinii Caecilii Secundi: Epistolae et panegyricus. Lugd. Batav. [i.e. Leiden]. Apud Joan. & Danielem Elsevier, 1653. Editio nova [i.e. new edition]. 12mo. [24], 404pp, [28] Title in red and black. Contemporary English binding, blind-ruled calf. Extremities rubbed and marked, some surface loss to spine, corners bumped. Hinges exposed, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson to FEP, without FFEP, pen-trials to title, small worm-trail to gutter of final four gatherings (clipping text at times without loss of sense), occasional light damp-staining. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 23179
WOLFF, Christian [Johann von]. Tabulae sinuum atque tangentium tam naturalium, quam artificialium, una cum logarithmis numerorum vulgarium ad 1. usque ad 10000. Numeris quadratis ac cubicis ab 1. ad 1000. Edidit, præfatus est et regulam universalem solvendi omnia triangula tam plana, quam sphærica præmisit. Francofurti & Lipsiæ [i.e. Frankfurt & Leipzig]. Rengeriana [i.e. Renger], 1728. Second edition. 8vo. 12, [8], [304]pp. With an engraved allegorical frontispiece and a folding plate. Title in red and black. Recent paper boards, black morocco lettering-piece. Book-label of Erwin Tomash to FEP, leaves toned. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 23777
NOUVRAY, Mme. de. Robinson du Jeune Age ou Aventures les plus curieuses de robinson crusoé. Paris. Langlumé et Peltier, [s.d., c.1845] 12mo. [2], 216pp. With an engraved frontispiece, an engraved title page, and a further two engraved plates. Original publisher's gilt-stamped turquoise paper boards. Rubbed, joints split, some loss to head and foot of darkened spine, without lettering-piece. Endpapers browned, early inked ownership inscription to FFEP, slight damp-staining to foot of frontispiece and initial gathering. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 22690
SCOTT, Robert, Capitaine. La "discovery" au Pôle Sud. Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1908. First edition in French. Quarto. In two volumes. viii, 390, [2]; [4], 342pp, [2]. With 263 engraved plates, 16 illustrations in the text, and an illustrated map of the expedition. Tan cloth, lettered in gilt. Without dustwrappers. Recased, with new endpapers. Extremities rubbed. Lightly spotted. From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice 'Kenn' Back (b. 1942), meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002, and a descendant of ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 23455
AMUNDSEN, Roald. Au Pôle Sud: expédition du "Fram" 1910-1912. Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1913. First edition in French. Quarto. xiv, [2], 371pp, [1]. With 125 illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Recased, with new endpapers. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice 'Kenn' Back (b. 1942), meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002, and a descendant of Arctic explorer George Back, with his bookplate to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23450
SCOTT, [Robert Falcon], Capitaine. Le Pôle Meutrier: journal du Capitaine Scott. Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1914. First edition in French. Quarto. x, 380pp, [2]. With 91 illustrations and a folding map. Original publisher's decorated green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Closed tear to margin of p.141-2. From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice 'Kenn' Back (b. 1942), meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002, and a descendant of Arctic explorer George Back, with his bookplate to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23454
TERENCE. Publii Terentii Afri comoediae, Phaedri fabulae Aesopiae, Publii Syri et aliorum veterum sententiae, ex recensione et cum notis Richardi Bentleii. Cantabrigiae [i.e. Canterbury]. Apud Cornelium Crownfield, 1726. Quarto. In two parts. [7], xxv, 444; [8], 87pp, [1]. With two engraved plates. The second part has a separate title page reading: 'Phaedri Augusti liberti fabularum Aesopiarum libri quinque...Cantabrigiae apud Cornelium Crownfield'. Contemporary calf, spine richly gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Heavily rubbed. Recent book-label of Peter Allan Hansen to FEP, early inked ownership inscription to FFEP, minute worm-trail to gutter. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 19153