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WOLFF, Christian [Johann von]. Mathematisches lexicon... Leipzig. Johann Friedrich Gleditsch, 1716. First edition. 8vo. [14], 160÷2, 164÷2-1494÷2, [58]pp. Predominantly printed in double columns. Title in red and black. With an engraved frontispiece and numerous diagrams in the text. Contemporary calf, later rebacked. Extremities rubbed, joints split. Marbled pastedowns, hinges exposed, early unidentified armorial bookplate and recent book-label of Erwin Tomash to FEP, early inked ownership inscription to title. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23851
AMUNDSEN, Roald. Au Pôle Sud: expédition du "Fram" 1910-1912. Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1913. First edition in French. Quarto. xiv, [2], 371pp, [1]. With 125 illustrations. Original publisher's green cloth, lettered and decorated in gilt. Recased, with new endpapers. A trifle rubbed. Internally clean and crisp. From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice 'Kenn' Back (b. 1942), meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002, and a descendant of Arctic explorer George Back, with his bookplate to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23450
SCOTT, [Robert Falcon], Capitaine. Le Pôle Meutrier: journal du Capitaine Scott. Paris. Librairie Hachette et Cie., 1914. First edition in French. Quarto. x, 380pp, [2]. With 91 illustrations and a folding map. Original publisher's decorated green cloth, lettered in gilt. A trifle rubbed. Closed tear to margin of p.141-2. From the library of Eric Kenneth Prentice 'Kenn' Back (b. 1942), meteorologist with the British Antarctic Survey from 1963 to 2002, and a descendant of Arctic explorer George Back, with his bookplate to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 23454
VOSSIUS, Isaac. Isaaci Vossii observationum ad Pomp. Melam appendix. Accedit ejusdem ad tertias P. Simonii objectiones responsio. Subjungitur Pauli Colomesii ad Henricum Justellum epistola. Londini [i.e. London]. Prostant apud Robertum Scott, 1686. Quarto. [2], 136pp, [2]. With an errata leaf. Without the dedication leaf (a common occurrence according to ESTC). Contemporary vellum, title in manuscript to spine. Extremities lightly discoloured and a trifle marked. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19487
BARON, Robert. Metaphysica generalis... Londini [i.e. London]. Ex Officina J. Redmayne, [1657]. First London edition. 12mo. [12], 479pp, [1]. With two folded leaves of tables. Contemporary calf, contrasting red calf lettering-piece. Extremities heavily rubbed, upper joint split. Early inked ownership inscription of James Ellis to recto of FFEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19417
BEVERIDGE, William. Meddylieu Neillduol ar grefydd, Dosbarthedig mewn deuddeg pwngc; a Bwriadeu Gweithadwy Ffurfiedig arnunt. [London]. Printiedig yn Llundain, ac a werthir gan Wiliam Roberts, 1727. 12mo. [18], 280pp, [8]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and five final pages of advertisements for books printed for and sold by William Mears. Contemporary panelled calf. Rubbed, a trifle bumped. Near contemporary pen-trials to endpapers, some loss to FFEP, near contemporary ownership inscription of John Jones to title page, lightly spotted. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19337
[BOILEAU-DESPREAUX, Nicolas]. Oeuvres diverses Du Sieur D*** avec le traite du sublime ou du merveilleux dans le discours, Traduit du Grec de Longin. a Amsterdam. Chez Abraham Wolfgang, 1677. Nouvelle edition, Reveue, corrigee, & augmentee de plusieurs Pieces nouvelles. 12mo. 160, [40], 101-214pp, [10]. With an extra-engraved title page, and four further engraved plates, all included in the pagination. Contemporary British (likely English) calf, blind-ruled to spine compartments and boards, with floral device to each corner of boards, with contrasting red morocco lettering-piece ('Boileaus Poetry'). Slightly rubbed, bumping to corners, joints just starting. Some marking to pastedowns, with bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP. ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19679
D'AVAUX, Claude de Mesmes, Comte. SERVIEN, Abel. Lettres De Messieurs d'avaux et servien, ambassadeurs Pour le Roy de France en Allemagne, concernantes leurs differens & leurs responses de part & d'autre en l'Annee 1644. [s.i.]. [s.n., s.d.], 1650. 16mo in 8s. 211, [5], 62pp, with blank leaf O4. Finely bound in eighteenth-century polished calf, spine lettered in gilt and decorated with blind-stamping. A trifle rubbed to extremities, joints creased, else a crisp copy. From Lord Minto's library, with his armorial case/shelf book label (with the motto "credunt quod vident") above the modern bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst) to FEP. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 19673
APHTHONIUS. Aphthonii progymnasmata, Partim a Rodolpho Agricola, partim a Johanne Maria Catanaeo, Latinitate donata. Amsterodami [i.e. Amsterdam]. Apud Ludovicum & Danielem Elzevirios, 1655. 12mo. 383, [13], 385-441pp, [15]. With an additional engraved title page. Contemporary gilt-tooled vellum, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces, all edges red. Extremities marked and discoloured, wear to fore-edge. Light damp-staining to foot of text-block, very occasional short tears and chipping to margins, recent bookplate of R. J. Dickinson and booksellers ticket of Thornton & Son of Oxford to FEP, later inked gift inscription and contemporary inked ... More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21997
GENLIS, Stéphanie Félicité, Comtesse de. Theatre a l'usage des jeunes personnes. A Geneve [i.e. Geneva]. Chez les Librairies Associes, 1785. 12mo. In four volumes. Without half-titles. Attractively bound in contemporary gilt-tooled tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-pieces. Lightly rubbed, slight chipping to head of spine of Vol. III. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP of Vol. I, occasional spotting/toning. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 21134
JUNIUS. Junius. Stat nominis umbra. London. Printed for T. Bensley, for Vernor and Hood, 1796 [i.e.1797] 8vo. In two volumes. [8], xl, 325, [1]; [4], 366pp. With an additional engraved title-page to each volume and a further 16 engraved plates. Handsomely bound in nineteenth-century gilt- tooled red half-morocco, marbled boards, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed. Marbled endpapers, recent book-labels of Iain J. A. S. Woolley to both FEPs, very occasional light spotting. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 18345
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
SALLUST. C. sallustii crispi Quae extant. In usum serenissimi galliarum delphini, diligenter recensuit, & Notulas addidit daniel crispinus. Parisiis [i.e. Paris]. Apud Fredericum Leonard Typographum Regis, Serenissimi Delphini, & Cleri Gallicani, 1674. Quarto. [30], 234pp, [126]. With an engraved frontispiece. Contemporary gilt-tooled speckled calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Extremities rubbed and a trifle marked, slight splitting to lower joint. Very occasional pen-trials/short tears to margins, overall internally clean and crisp. More > £ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17548