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FOTHERGILL, A[nthony]. A new experimental inquiry into the nature and qualities of the cheltenham water. To which are now added, observations on sundry other waters: shewing how their Properties may be ascertained, their Virtues preserved, their Impurities corrected &c. With an appendix on mephitic-alkaline water; a new and approved remedy against the stone and gravel. Bath. Printed By R. Cruttwell; and sold by W. Taylor et al., 1788. Third edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 122pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut, stitched as issued. Lightly dust-soiled, creasing to leaves, ink annotations and spotting to half-title and title-page, occasional marginal chipping. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16170
THOMSON, Arthur Saunders. Prize Thesis. Inaugural dissertation on the influence of climate on the health and mortality of the inhabitants of the different regions of the globe... Edinburgh. John Carfae and Son, 1837. First edition. 8vo. x, 102pp. With a half-title and a hand-coloured engraved folding map. Original publisher's stiff mauve wrappers. Extremities lightly marked, some loss to head and foot of sunned spine. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of upper wrapper: 'To the Right Honble. The Earl / of Airlie, with the most / respectful compliments of / the Author'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 17512
TUCKER, R.. A Philosophical Catechism; or, familiar introduction to some of the arts and sciences; being a synopsis of their elementary principles. Bath. Printed for the Author, by J. and J. Keene, 1825. New edition, with improvements and additions. 8vo. vi, [2], 184pp. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece to spine, protected by contemporary naive drab wrapper with manuscript title and ownership inscription to upper panel. Very slight shelf-wear, wrapper soiled. Later inked ownership inscription to recto of FFEP, endpapers lightly browned, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 625.00 Antiquates Ref. 19120
PARDIES, Ignace Gaston. Short, but yet Plain elements of geometry and plain trigonometry. Shewing How by a Brief and Easie Method, most of what is Necessary and Useful in Euclide, Archimedes, Apollonius and other Excellent Geometricians, both Ancient and Modern, may be Understood. London. Printed by J. Matthews, for R. Knaplock, 1702. Second edition. 8vo. [10], 134pp, [8]. Contemporary blind-ruled speckled calf. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to lower board. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 16539
HENRY, William. The elements of experimental chemistry. London. Printed for J. Johnson and Co., 1810. Sixth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [5], viii-xvii, [1], 523, [1]; [3], vi-xv, [1], 558pp, [30]. Without half-titles. With 85 engraved illustrations of scientific apparatus on nine plates. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled red Russia, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces Extremities slightly rubbed, spines sunned. Book-labels of Lt. Colonel Mercer, Third Guards to both FEPs, later armorial bookplates of the Earl of Buckinghamshire to FFEPs, lightly spotted throughout, gatherings 2H-2M ... More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 19393
JENNINGS, A[lfred] Vaughan. The geology of the davos district (switzerland). London. Printed by Taylor and Francis, 1899. First offprint edition. 8vo. [1], 382-412pp. With two folding plates. Original publisher's printed salmon wrappers. Extremities a trifle dust-soiled. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of upper cover: 'With the author's compliments'. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 21317
JENNINGS, A[lfred] Vaughan. The landwasser and the landquart. London. Dulau & Co., [1899]. First offprint edition. 8vo. [1], 260-270pp. Stitched, as issued, in original publisher's printed tan wrappers. Extremities a trifle dust-soiled. Presentation copy, inked inscription to head of upper cover: 'With the author's compliments'. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 21318
[MATHEMATICS]. W. H. Theobold's Mid Nineteenth-century Mathematical Workbook. [s.n.] C.1851. Quarto. 53ff. Manuscript on paper. Victorian melange paper backed marbled boards. Rubbed, with some tearing and loss to base of spine. One leav detached, with two more nearly so but just holding. An immaculately presented early-Victorian mathematical workbook, throughout with solved problems under the two headings 'Mental Calculations' and 'Promiscuous Questions', with several problems mentioning the dates 1850/51. Examples include: 'What would a board 16 feet ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 9163
[MATHEMATICS]. Joseph White's 'Simple Rules', a Mid-Ninteenth Century Manuscript. [s.n.]. 1861. Quarto. 44ff. Manuscript on paper. Victorian melange paper backed marbled boards. Inscribed to FEP 'Joseph White's Book, July 15th 1861'. Amongst a wealth of purely numerical calculations under the headings 'Simple Rules' and 'Compound Rules', some 16 pages of problems are solved. Examples include: 'A man born in the year 1750 when will be 21 years of age', 'There are two numbers the least whereof is ... More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 9162
[MATHEMATICS]. Mensuration of Superficies, By William Stead. Nov. 1848. 4to. 75ff. Roan backed machine-marbled paper boards. Black and blue ink throughout. Rubbed, with some chipping, tear to base of spine. Some loss to FEP. An extensive mid-nineteenth century manuscript mathematical workbook consisting on calligraphic titles, problems, calculations and well-executed diagrams. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 9543
HUTTON, Charles. A course of mathematics... London. Printed for G. G. and J. Robinson, 1799. Second edition. 8vo. In two volumes. vi, 368; iv, 364pp, [2]. With a half-title to Vol. I and a final errata leaf to Vol. II. Without the final errata leaf for Vol. I. Contemporary calf-back vellum-tipped marbled boards, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Extremities worn, some loss to spines, splitting to joints, upper board of Vol. I held by cords only. Marginal worm-trail running through head of Vol. I ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 15565
[CAUSANS, Le Chevalier de]. [Division du cercle]. [Paris]. [s.n.], [1759]. Folio. 3pp, [1]. Single folded sheet. Creased, margins a trifle chipped, ink-stamp of Furstlich-Starhemberg'sche Familien Bibliothek to head of p.1, later inked manuscript numerals to foot. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 11737