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DIDEROT, Denis. D'ALEMBERT, Denis. Select essays from the encyclopedy, being the most curious, entertaining, and instructive parts of that very extensive work, written by Mallet, Diderot, D'Alembert, and Others, the Most Celebrated Writers of the Age. London. Printed for Samuel Leacroft, 1772. First edition. 8vo. [4], iv, [2], 372pp. With half-title. Nineteenth-century maroon roan, gilt, titled to upper board. Marbled endpapers, with the later book-label of 'Iain J.A.S. Woolley' to FEP, pencilled inscription of the same owner to blank fly-leaf. Slightly rubbed, a little chipped to joints at head of spine. Marginal paper flaw to F1. More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18295
[VIRGIL]. Clavis Virgiliana: or, a vocabulary Of all the words in virgil's Bucolics, Georgics, and Aeneid...For the Use of schools, And the Improvement of those who have made but a small Progress in the Knowledge of the Latin Tongue. London. Printed for T. Astley, 1742. First edition. 8vo. [4], 191pp, [1]. Contemporary blind-tooled sheep. Extremities worn, some surface loss, small holes to spine, boards a trifle bowed. Slight damp-staining to lower margins, occasional short tears/holes to gutter. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 16215
COYKENDELL, Frederick. Arthur rackham: a list of books illustrated by him...with an introductory note by martin birnbaum. [New York]. Privately Printed [at the Printing House of William Edwin Rudge], 1922. First edition. 8vo. Limited edition, one of 175 copies printed. [6], 22pp, [2]. With a half-title, a portrait frontispiece, and two headpieces designed by Rackham - the second of which previously unpublished. Partially unopened in original publisher's tan paper boards, lettered in gilt, glassine dustwrapper. Extremities a trifle toned, dustwrapper sunned. Internally immaculate. Presentation copy, inked inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf; 'To Leslie Chaundy / with ... More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 18766
RERESBY, Tamworth. A collection of letters, Extracted from the most Celebrated French authors. Viz. The Chevalier de Mere, Boursault, Fontenelle, Balzac, Count Buffy, Voiture, Costar, Boileau. Adorn'd with that Variety of Subjects, as will not serve only for the entertainment of those who have made some advances in the French Language, but also for their Instruction in a polite manner of writing. Made English by Tamworth Reresby, Esq. London. Printed by T. Howlatt, for J. Graves, 1715. First edition. 8vo. [16], 309pp, [10]. With five preliminary contents leaves (Aa-5) bound at end. Contemporary panelled sheep. Rubbed, with some surface loss, short split to upper joint at head of spine. Early ink inscription 'Glynn' to FEP, some browning/marginal staining to text. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 17083
BREWER, E[benezer] Cobham. The dictionary of phrase and fable. London. Cassell, Petter, & Galpin, [c.1872]. Third edition. 8vo. In 15 parts. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's orange printed paper wrappers. Some loss, chipping, and spots of marking to all extremities, parts 3 and 5 without upper wrappers, lower wrappers of parts 3, 13, and 15 detached, both wraps of part 10 detached, gatherings of parts 5 and 10 separating. Overall internally clean and crisp but for some light foxing. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 14059
[SPARVENFELD, Johan Gabriel]. Catalogus centuriae librorum rarissimorum manuscript. & partim impressorum, Arabicorum, Persicorum, Turcicorum, Graecorum, Latinorum &c. Quo anno MDCCV Bibliothecam Publicam Academiae Upsalensis auxit & exornavit. Upsaliae, [i.e. Uppsala].. Typis Joh. Henry. Werneri S:ae R:ae M:tis & Acad. Upsal. Typographi, 1706. First edition. Quarto. [6], 74pp. With text in mixed Latin and Arabic type. Uncut and largely unopened, in later paper wrappers. Ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 15446
LONGINUS, [Cassius] Dionysius. Dionysiou Longinou rhetoros Peri hypsous logou biblion. Dionysii Longini rhetoris præstantissimi liber De grandi loquentia sive sublimi dicendi genere Latine redditus hypo thesesi synoptikais et ad oram notationibus aliquot illustratus. Edendum curavit et notarum insuper auctarium adjunxit. G.L. Cum indice. Oxonii [i.e. Oxford]. Impensis Gulielmi Webb, 1638. 8vo. [42], 176, [2], 117pp, [3]. First seven words of title and 'hypo thesesi synoptikais' transliterated from the Greek. Parallel Latin and Greek text. Without the index (gathering Z) and the folding table. First and final leaves are blank. Contemporary blind-stamped vellum, later contrasting black calf lettering-pieces. Extremities discoloured, lightly rubbed, and bumped. Manuscript annotations to FFEP, occasional underlining, title page a trifle stained, else internally ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 19555
[DR WILLIAMS' LIBRARY]. Catalogue of the library in Red Cross Street, Cripplegate; founded pursuant to the will of the Reverend Daniel Williams, D. D. who died in the year 1716. London. Printed and Sold by Richard and John E. Taylor, 1841. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, 420; [2], 438pp. Recent green cloth, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle marked. Internally clean and crisp but for light marginal damp-staining and browning to first three gatherings of Vol. II. More > £ 275.00 Antiquates Ref. 14661
NARES, R[obert]. Elements of orthoepy: Containing a Distinct View of the whole analogy of the english language; so far as it relates to Pronunciation, Accent, and Quantity. London. Printed for T. Payne and Son, 1784. First edition. 8vo. xxvi, [2], 372pp, [44].Contemporary gilt-ruled calf, morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, top compartment chipped and scored. Marbled endpapers, later book-label of H. J. L. Neale to FEP, pasted over contemporary armorial bookplate, and above the recent book-label of Eric Gerald Stanley, contemporary inked ownership inscription to title page, light damp-staining to head of all leaves at gutter, paper repairs to lowers corners of leaves ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 20316
PERRIN, Jean. Fables amusantes: avec Une Table Generale & Particuliere des mots, & de leur Signification en Anglois, Selon l'Ordre des Fables, Pour en rendre la Traduction plus facile a l'Ecolier. A Londres [i.e. London]. Chez B. Law...T. Cadell...P. Elmsly, 1781. Troisieme edition [i.e. third edition]. 12mo. xvi, 220pp, [4]. With an engraved frontispiece and two terminal publisher's advertisement leaves. Contemporary sheep. Heavily rubbed, some surface loss to boards, loss to head and foot of spine. Early inked ownership inscription to FEP, several gatherings protruding slightly from text-block. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17453
SWIFT, [Jonathan]. The right of precedence between Physicians and Civilians Enquir'd into. [London]. Printed at Dublin in the Year 1720; and Reprinted at London for J. Roberts, [1720?]. Second edition. 8vo. 32pp. With a half-title. Recent calf-backed marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Near contemporary inked ownership inscription of Isaac Atkinson to head of half-title, contemporary inked ownership inscription of Ed. Chaloner to first page of text, leaves lightly browned, occasional spotting, chipping to margins of final leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19209
[EPIGRAMS]. New joe miller; or, the tickler, containing five hundred good things, many of which are original, and the others selected from the best authors. London. Printed [by S. Gosnell] for James Ridgway, 1800. First edition. 12mo. [4], 212pp. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities worn, joints split, loss to head and foot of spine, some surface loss to boards. Late nineteenth-century inked ownership inscription and twentieth-century newspaper clipping to FEP, without front free-endpaper, offsetting to title-page, occasional loss/chipping to upper margins. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17572
BARETTI, Joseph. An introduction to the most useful european languages, consisting of select passages, From the most celebrated english, french, italian, and spanish authors... London. Printed for T. Davies...and T. Cadell, 1772. First edition. 8vo. [8], 469pp, [1]. With half-title. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Heavily rubbed. Ink ownership inscriptions to FFEP and head of half-title, ink gift inscription to head of title-page, occasional spotting, light damp-staining. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16405
KAULFUSS, J[ohann] S[amuel]. Ueber den geist der Polnischen sprache. Eine einleitung in die Polnische literar-geschichte sur Deutsche. Halle. Bey Schimmelpfennig und Comp., 1804. First edition. 8vo. 227pp, [1]. With two folding plates of musical notation. Original publisher's tan paper wrappers, paper lettering-piece with title in manuscript. Slight wear to extremities with some loss to head and foot of spine. Ink shelf-marks to FEP of Sir Thomas Phillipps' Middle Hill Library, lightly foxed throughout. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 13461
PEYRON, Amedeo. Lexicon linguae copticae. Taurini [i.e. Turin]. Ex Regio Typographeo, 1835. First edition. Quarto. [2], xxvii, [1], 470pp. Contemporary calf, later rebacked, gilt supralibros of 'Athenaeum Library' to upper board. Rubbed, surface loss to boards. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14975
TOCQUOT, J. F.. The royal pocket dictionary, french and english, and english and french; containing the signification of words in all their different acceptations; the terms of arts, sciences, and trades. The whole extracted from the best writers french and english... London. Printed [by T. Curson] for Jos. Johnson et al., 1808. New edition. 8vo. [4], viii, [524]pp. With a French title on the verso of the initial leaf. Contemporary panelled burgundy straight-grain morocco, tooled in gilt and blind, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Slight shaving to lower margins of leaves K3-6 and L3-6, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16971