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PAPPUS. Pappi alexandrini mathematicae collectiones a federico commandino urbinate In Latinum conversae, & Commentariis illustratae. In hac nostra editione ab innumeris, quibus scatebant mendis, & praecipue in Graeco contextu diligenter vindicatae... Bononiae, [i.e. Bologna]. Ex Typographia HH. de Ducciis, 1660, [colophon dated 1658] Third edition. Folio. [10], 490pp, [2]. With a portrait of Archduke Leopold, profusely illustrated within the text. Contemporary vellum, manuscript titling to head of spine, yapp edges. A trifle marked, occasional browning/marking to text, else a fine copy. The Fletcher of Saltoun copy, with his characteristic ink inscription to head of title, later in the library of Sir Thomas Phillipps, lot 4645 in the eighteenth part of the ... More > £ 2,750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18940
FRANCIS, G[eorge]. Chemical experiments; illustrating the theory, practice, and application of the science of chemistry, and containing the properties, uses, manufacture, purification, and analysis of all inorganic substances. With numerous engravings of apparatus, &c.. London. G. Berger, 1842. First edition. 8vo. [4], 250pp, [2]. Numerous engraved illustrations in the text. Contemporary half-calf, marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed, with surface loss, particularly to spine, some loss to lettering-piece. Ink stains to text of p.10 and p.11 - text remains visible however with no loss of sense, sporadic foxing, armoirial bookplate to FEP of 'A. J. Stanton'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 11940
MARTIN, Benjamin. The Philosophical Grammar; Being a View of the present state of experimented physiology or natural philosophy... London. Printed for John Noon, 1738. Second edition. 8vo. vii, [1], 362pp, [6]. With 26 engraved folding plates, and two folding tables. Contemporary gilt-ruled calf. Extremities rubbed, slight splitting to joints. Near contemporary inked ownership inscriptions of JeremiahStevens to endpapers, very short tear to margin of leaf N2, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 17363
[NATURAL PHILOSOPHY]. Elements of natural philosophy, arranged under the following heads: Matter and Motion, The Universe, The Solar System, The Fixed Stars, The Earth considered as a Planet, The Atmosphere, Meteors, Springs, Rivers, and the Sea, Fossils, Plants, Animals, The Human Frame, and the human understanding. Belfast. Printed by Joseph Smyth, 1812. First edition?. 12mo. iv, 161pp, [1]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary sheep, gilt. Extremities worn and marked, lower board later restored to style, splitting to spine and joints. Ownership inscription to recto of FFEP; 'James J. Adams / January 14 1845', occasional slight marginal loss, foxed. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17423
JAMES, Colonel Sir Henry. Instructions for taking meteorological observations; with tables for their correction, and notes on meteorological phenomena. London. 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. ... More >
£ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 11895
TURNER, Dawson. A synopsis of the british fuci. London. Sold by J. White...and T. Longman and O. Rees. Printed by F. Bush, Yarmouth, 1802. First edition. 12mo. In two volumes. xlvi, 189, [1]; [3], 194-400pp. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, spines darkened. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEPs, short marginal tear to p.391-392, lightly browned. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of both titles; 'I. G. Spurgeon from / the author'. More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15193
TURNER, Dawson. Muscologiae hibernicae spicilegium. Yermuthae, [i.e. Yarmouth]. J. Black. Sumptibus Auctoris, 1804. First edition. 8vo. [4], xi, [1], 200pp, xiv, With 16 hand-coloured engraved plates. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. A trifle rubbed, boards a little darkened, neat repair to head of spine. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplates of 'Rev. I. G. Spurgeon' to FEP. Presentation copy, inscribed 'A present from the author to I.G. Spurgeon' to head of blank fly-leaf. More > £ 1,000.00 Antiquates Ref. 14961
HENRY, William. An epitome of chemistry, in three parts... London. Printed for J. Johnson, 1801. Second edition, corrected. 12mo. xv, [1], 221pp, [3]. With a terminal advertisement leaf. Uncut in original publisher's two-tone paper boards. Rubbed, loss and wear to spine. Book-label of 'Henry Birkbeck' to FEP, later armorial bookplate of same to FFEP, short tear and slight marginal loss to C6, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 16130
KATER, Henry. A Description of a Vertical Floating Collimator; and an account of its application to astronomical observations with a circle and with a zenith telescope. London. Printed by Richard Taylor, 1828. First offprint edition. Quarto. [3], 258-289pp, [1]. With two engraved plates illustrating the device. Recent black buckram, lettered in gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, inscribed to head of title-page; 'Presented by the author, at / Bedford, in Nov. 1828'. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 10993
THOMSON, John. Tables of Interest, At 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per Cent. From 1 to 365 Days, from 1 to 12 Months, and from 1 to 10 Years. Which, by Directions Given, Answer for All Other Rates from 1 to 10 Per Cent. Also, Tables Shewing the Exchange on Bills... Edinburgh. Printed for William Creech, 1775. Second edition. 8vo. [8], 400pp. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red-morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, with occasional browning to text. Signed by the author to verso of title, below a printed statement: 'No copy of this book is warranted genuine, or correct, but what is signed by the author's own hand, as under'. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 9654
[ROYAL SOCIETY]. The record of the Royal Society of London. London. Printed for the Royal Society at the Oxford University Press, 1912. Third edition. Quarto. viii, 483pp, [2]. With 20 monochrome photographic plates. Original publisher's tan cloth, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Minor wear to extremities, slight rubbing to lettering-piece. Internally clean and crisp, overall a fine copy. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 14394
JAMES, Colonel Sir Henry. Instructions for taking meteorological observations; with tables for their correction, and notes on meteorological phenomena. London. 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 recently rebacked, lettered in gilt. Some rubbing to boards, corners bumped. Foxed ... More >
£ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12101
BAILLY, [Jean Sylvian]. Lettres sur l'origine des sciences, et sur celle des peuples de l'asie, Adressees a M. de Voltaire par M. Bailly, & precedes de quelques Lettres de M. de Voltaire a l'Auteur. A Londres et A Paris. Chez M. Elmesly, Chez De Bure, 1777. 8vo. [4], 348pp. Contemporary sheep, morocco lettering-piece. Rubbed, with some surface loss, small worm-holes and slight loss to foot of spine. Ink-stamp to FEP of Ben Damph Forest, the family library of the Earls of Lovelace, alongside ink inscription of 'King', marginal worming to latter half of text-block. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 13606
WOLLASTON, William Hyde. On a Differential Barometer. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1829]. Quarto. Two copies of the work bound together. 133-136; 133-136pp. Contemporary plain tan paper wraps. Title in manuscript to upper wrap, light soiling and wear, ink-stamps of the Royal Meteorological Society to upper wrap and head of drop-title. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13427
SYKES, W. H., Lieut.-Colonel. Discussion of meteorological observations taken in India, at various heights, embracing those at Dodabetta on the Neelgherry Mountains, at 8640 feet above the level of the sea. From the Philosophical Transactions. - Part II. for 1850. London. Printed by R. and J. E. Taylor, 1850. First offprint edition. Quarto. [3], 298-378pp. With three folding tables and four folding plates as called for. Disbound. Plates detached from text-block, one plates trimmed with slight loss to text, no loss of sense, occasional spots of light foxing and dust-soiling. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'The Meteorological Society from the author.' More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13428