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ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. London. Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Fifth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 15149
ROSCOE, William. The life and pontificate of leo the tenth. London. Henry G. Bohn, 1846. Fifth edition. 8vo. In two volumes. xxxi, [1], 502; [2], 540pp. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume and one further engraved plate. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled turquoise morocco, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt device with motto 'Sunt sua praemia laudi' to boards, marbled edges. Marbled endpapers, slight foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 300.00 Antiquates Ref. 15149
PETER LOVE-LAUGHTER. The new fun-box broke open: or, a diverting selection of droll stories, Queer Adventures, wise sayings, irish bulls, strange whims, and original jests. London. Printed and sold by Dean and Munday, [1822]. 8vo. [3], 6-30pp. The pagination would suggest the absence of an initial leaf or frontispiece, or perhaps of the work having been issued in wrappers, with the upper panel included as a part of the text; the paucity of detailed records for the publication make it difficult to substantiate what, if indeed anything, is wanting. Uncut. Stitched, as issued. A trifle dust-soiled, spotted and browned, some ... More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 20428
[MASQUERADE]. Selections from the masquerade; A Collection of enigmas, logogriphs, charades, rebuses, queries, and transpositions. London. Published by Baker & Fletcher, 1826. First edition. 12mo. [4], 215pp, [1]. With an engraved title-page. Original publisher's red roan-backed printed paper boards. Rubbed and marked. Upper hinge exposed, without front and rear free-endpapers, small hole to margin of I6, loss to lower corner of K8 - just clipping text, without loss of sense, foxed. More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 17055
[BARBOUR, John]. The Brus. From a collation of the Cambridge and Edinburgh Manuscripts. Aberdeen. Printed for the Spalding Club, 1856. First edition. Quarto. xliv, 524pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Original publisher's blind-stamped green cloth, recently rebacked with original spine laid-down, lettered in gilt. Slight wear to boards, discolouration, loss and marking to original spine. Pencil ownership inscription of 'Marley Denwood' to head of title, with his occasional pencil annotations throughout, lightly foxed, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 11351
MACLAREN, Roderick. On a case of sub-periosteal excision of the head and part of the shaft of the humerus...Read before a Meeting of the Cumberland and Westmorland Branch of the British Medical Association at Workington, November 1, 1872. [Reprinted from the Lancet, June 7, 1873.]. Carlisle. Printed at the offices of C. Thurman and Sons, 1873. First edition, thus. 8vo. 7pp. Original publisher's paper wraps. Light soiling to cover. All leaves creased down centre. Contemporary sepia photographic portrait illustration of child mounted to blank RFEP - presumably the boy who became the case study for this lecture. Presentation copy (likely to Dr. Henry Lonsdale), inscribed in ink to head of title 'With Dr. Maclaren's compliments'. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12007
MOORE, Thomas. The loves of the angels, A Poem. London. Printed for Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme, and Brown, 1823. First edition. 8vo. x, 148pp. With an additional engraved title-page, and three engraved plates. Contemporary vellum, richly tooled in gilt and blind, contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, marbled edges. Rubbed and discoloured. Marbled endpapers, ink ownership of 'George Smith 1848' to recto of front blank fly-leaf, repeated in part to head of title-page, plates foxed, occasional spotting. With two A.L.S. loosely inserted. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 13167
[LIVERPOOL SHIPPING]. [An early nineteenth-century manuscript notebook of the ship Mount Vernon, bound with an advertisement for a Liverpool-based chandler]. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1810]. 8vo. Manuscript on paper. [4] leaves, [4]pp used, the remainder blank. With a single leaf broadside advertisement. Stitched into contemporary drab paper wrappers. 'Mount Vernon' in manuscript to upper wrapper. Extremities lightly marked. Manuscript numerals to verso of advertisement leaf. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 14177
COLERIDGE, Hartley. Poems. Vol I. [all published]. Leeds. Published by F.E. Bindley, 1833. First edition, first issue. 8vo. viii, 144, [2], 145-157pp, [3]. The first issue, with 'Vol I.' to title. Uncut in original publisher's cloth backed paper boards, neatly re-backed with original spine laid down, remains of printed lettering-piece. Rubbed to extremities, one or two quires loosening. Within later folding box and slipcase. Henry Nelson Coleridge's copy, with his ink inscription 'H.N. Coleridge Hampstead 1833' to head of title and a manuscript ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 14391
[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
ROSCOE, William. Occasional tracts relative to the war between great britain and france, written and published at different periods, from the year 1793, including brief observations on the address to his majesty, proposed by earl grey, in the house of lords, june 13, 1810. London. Printed by J. M'Creery, for T. Cadell, and W. Davies, 1810. First edition. 8vo. vi, [2], xxi, [4], 26-336pp. With half-title. Bound by B. Frye of Halifax in contemporary gilt-tooled diced calf, recently rebacked and recornered, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed and marked, some surface loss and cracking to lower board. Marbled endpapers, lightly foxed. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to recto of blank fly-leaf; 'Mr. Wm. Rathbone / from his friend / the author. / 31st Oct. 1810'. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15146
ROSCOE, Henry. The life of william roscoe. London. Printed for T. Cadell, 1833. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. [3], vi, 501, [1]; [3], vi-xii, 491pp, [1]. Without half-titles. With an engraved frontispiece to each volume.Contemporary black half-morocco, marbled boards, lettered in gilt. Extremities a trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, very occasional slight chipping to margins, else internally clean and crisp. With three signed letters tipped-in, in the hand of Robert, Thomas, and William Stanley Roscoe respectively, all creased and worn. More > £ 450.00 Antiquates Ref. 15152
CULLEN, Alex[ander]. Adventures in socialism: New Lanark establishment and Orbiston Community. Glasgow. John Smith and Son, Ltd., 1910. First edition. 8vo. xv, [1], 329pp, [1]. With half -title, four photogravure plates, and a folding lithographic plan. Title in red and black. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, red cloth boards, lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Minor wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. Presentation copy, ink inscription to half title; 'With the author's compliments / Xmas. 1909 / Alex. Cullen'. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 15176
[WOODWARD, Samuel]. The Barclay Tract in Pennsylvania: Surveyed & Described by Samuel Rhoads Jr. 1835. [s.i.]. [s.n.], [1835]. Folio. Manuscript on paper. [2], 25pp, [2], with eight further blank leaves. With a hand-illustrated and coloured folding plan of the Barclay Tract. Contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Extremities rubbed. Later armorial bookplate of Henry Birkbeck to FEP, short tear to centre fold of map, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 16126
PHILLIPS, Ulrich Bonnell. Life and labour in the old south. Boston. Little, Brown, and Company, 1929. First edition. 8vo. xix, [1], 375pp, [1]. With half-title, a monochrome photographic frontispiece, 15 monochrome photographic plates, five illustrations in the text, and a folding map bound to rear. Original publisher's blue cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed and bumped. Extensive ink annotations throughout. A very good copy. From the library, though not identified as such, of British barrister Patrick Neill, Baron Neill of Bladen (1926-2016). More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 16758