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English Books - 1801 onwards

KLEIN, F. H.. The foretelling of the weather in connexion with meteorological observations...Together with a description of the telegraphic warning system introduced in the Netherlands, June, 1860, as proposed by the director of the Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute, Professor Dr. Buys-Ballot. London. Benjamin Pardon, 1863. First English edition. 8vo. 31pp, [1]. Original publisher's printed paper wraps. Browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Ink-stamps of the Meteorological Society to upper cover and title. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13415
HUDSON, James. Hourly observations and experimental investigations on the barometer. From the Philosophical Transactions. London. Printed by Richard Taylor, 1832. Quarto. [2], 20pp. With four plates of barometrical readings. Stitched as issued. Some slight marginal chipping, occasional spots of light foxing, ink stamp of the Meteorological Society to title. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to head of title; 'E. W. Brayley, Junior, Esq. With the author's kind regards', being Edward William Brayley (1801/02-1870), lecturer on science and Fellow of the Royal Society. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13330
GRAHAM, Thomas. On the influence of the air in determining the crystallization of saline solutions. From the transactions of the Royal Society of Edinburgh. Edinburgh. Printed by P. Neill, 1828. First offprint edition. Quarto. [2], 5pp, [1]. Stitched as issued. Occasional light browning, some slight chipping to leaf margins, ink stamps to title and final blank page of the Plinian Society Edinburgh, a University institution for students with an interest in natural history, of which Charles Darwin was once a member. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 13326
[MAIR, John]. A compendious geographical and historical grammar: exhibiting a brief survey of the terraqueous globe; and shewing, The Situation, Extent, Boundaries, and Divisions of the various Countries; their Chief Towns, Mountains, Rivers, Climates, and Productions; their Governments, Revenues, Commerce, and their Sea and Land Forces... London. Printed for W. Peacock and Sons, 1802. Second edition. 12mo. xxviii, 408pp, [8]. With 13 engraved folding maps hand-coloured in outline, the first bound as frontispiece. Contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, richly gilt, marbled endpapers and edges. Spine and edges rubbed, slight cracking to boards, some surface loss. Upper hinge cracked, ink inscription to recto of FFEP, offsetting to title, occasional foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 13116
[SMITH, Horace]. [SMITH, James]. Rejected addresses: or, the new theatrum poetarum. London. John Murray, 1833. Eighteenth edition. 8vo. [iii]-xxxi, [1], 170pp. With engraved frontispiece (features picked out in rouge), without half-title. Contemporary pink calf, gilt, spine richly so, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Light rubbing and slight marking to extremities, slight spotting and offsetting, else fine. Presentation copy, inscribed '1838 This Book was presented to Sir Edward Sugden by one of its authors and his faithful friend and servant James Smith' More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 12747
SHAW, John. Woolton green: a domestic tale; with Other Miscellaneous Poems. Liverpool. Printed by Perry and Metcalfe, 1825. First edition. 8vo. xii, [5], 12-192pp. Rough-cut leaves. With two engraved plates bound at front. Contemporary calf over blue paper boards, lettering piece, gilt. Extremities somewhat rubbed, damp-staining to boards, corners bumped. Ink inscription to recto of FFEP, occasional marginal dust-soiling. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 13004
FREER, Martha Walker. The life of Marguerite D'Angouleme, Queen of Navarre, Duchesse D'Alencon and De Berry, Sister of Francis I., King of France, and author of "The Heptameron." From numerous unpublished sources... Cleveland. The Burrows Brothers Company, 1895. 8vo. In two volumes. vii, [1], 381; [4], 375pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. One of 750 copies (This copy unnumbered) reprinted for the Burrows Brothers Company by John ... More > £ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 13368
DOWSON, Ernest. Memoirs of Cardinal Dubois. London. Leonard Smithers and Co., 1899. 8vo. In two volumes. xvi, 282; viii, 268pp. With a half-title and an engraved portrait frontispiece to each volume. Partially uncut in contemporary navy half-morocco, blue cloth boards, T.E.G., gilt. Spines slightly sunned, light surface wear. Marbled endpapers, bookplates of Marion C. Walker to both FEPs, internally clean and crisp. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 13367
DESCLOZEAUX, Adrien. Gabrielle d'Estrees. London. Arthur Humphreys, 1907. First English edition. 8vo. vi, 330pp. With half-title. Title in red and black. Uncut and unopened in original publisher's cream cloth backed blue paper boards, printed paper lettering-piece. Some browning and dust-soiling to extremities. Internally clean and crisp but for the occasional spot of foxing. From The Royal Library Historical Series. More > £ 50.00 Antiquates Ref. 13384
[HEAD, Francis Bond]. A faggot of French sticks. London. John Murray, 1852. First edition. 8vo. In two volumes. viii, [1], 10-463, [1]; iv, [1], 6-455pp, [1]. Handsomely bound in contemporary calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. Slight rubbing and some spots of soiling to extremities. Marbled endpapers and edges, sporadic foxing, armorial bookplates of Wm. Webb Hayward to both FEPs. From the library of Hugh Selbourne, with small ink-stamps to verso of title and occasionally to margins. More > £ 175.00 Antiquates Ref. 13383
PAGE, William Bousfield. The excision of the os calcis, in incurable disease of that bone, as a substitute for amputation of the foot. With a case. [From Volume XXXIII of the 'Medico-Chirurgical Transactions,' published by the Royal Medical and Chirurgical Society of London. London. C. and J. Adlard, 1850. First edition, thus. 8vo. 6pp. With an engraved illustration of a foot in the text. Original publisher's tan paper wraps. Some discolouration and soiling to cover. Slight creasing to leaves with the odd spot of foxing. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 12006
GRANT, Mrs. Poems on various subjects. Edinburgh. Printed for the Author by J. Moir, 1803. First edition. 8vo. 447pp. With a list of subscribers. Uncut in recent calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Very minor wear to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 11594
RUSKIN, John. Hortus inclusus. Messages from the wood to the garden, sent in happy days to the sister ladies of the Thwaite, Coniston, by their thankful friend. Orpington, Kent. George Allen, 1887. First edition. 8vo. One of 250 large paper copies. 172pp. With half-title. Attractively bound by Zaehnsdorf in contemporary vellum, contrasting green lettering-pieces, gilt, T.E.G., marbled endpapers. A near fine copy with only very minor wear and discolouration to extremities. Internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 12319