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MEYRICK, Samuel Rush. The history and antiquities of the County of Cardigan. Collected form the few remaining documents which have escaped the destructive ravages of time, as well as from actual observation. London. Printed by T. Bensley...for Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme, 1808. First edition. Quarto. xix, [1], cclxxxiii, [1], 586pp, [2]. With a list of subscribers, and 20 engraved plates (one of which folding). Handsomely bound in contemporary polished red calf, tooled in gilt and blind, marbled edges. Lightly rubbed, slight surface loss to spine, with paper private library shelf-label to foot. Marbled endpapers, armorial bookplate of Sir Robert Peel to FEP, armorial bookplate of Sir Mervyn Lloyd Peel to ... More > £ 500.00 Antiquates Ref. 15265
MEREDITH, Constance A. [compiler]. Whisperings from the great: An Autograph Birthday Album. London. Henry Frowde, 1906. Quarto. Unpaginated. Two calendar dates to a page with quotations opposite, both with red borders and fleur-de-lis decoration to corners. Finely bound in contemporary red half-morocco, vellum boards, stamped and lettered in gilt, T.E.G. Lightly rubbed and discoloured, corner's bumped. Marbled endpaper, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to front blank fly-leaf, partially completed, two charmingly naive watercolour illustrations pasted in. More > £ 125.00 Antiquates Ref. 23357
[MELMOTH, William, the younger]. The letters of Sir Thomas Fitzosborne. London. Printed for J. Dodsley, 1784. Ninth edition. 8vo. xii, 452pp. Handsomely bound in contemporary tree-calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. A trifle rubbed, splitting to joints, some loss to head and foot of spine. Armorial bookplate to FEP, an internally clean and crisp copy. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 14479
[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
MASON, John. A treatise on self-knowledge. Edinburgh. Printed by James Ballantyne, for Manners and Miller, 1803. 8vo. [4], xvi, 253pp, [1]. With a half-title. Contemporary richly gilt-tooled calf, contrasting black morocco lettering-piece, marbled edges. A trifle rubbed and marked. Later armorial bookplate of William Cowburn to FEP, near contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, else internally clean and crisp. More > £ 150.00 Antiquates Ref. 14905
MARKHAM, [Gervase]. Markhams farwell to husbandry or, The inriching of all sorts of Barren and Sterill Grounds in our Kingdome, to be as fruitfull in all manner of Graine, Pulse, and Grasse as the best Grounds whatsoever: Together with the anoyances, and preservation of all Graine and Seede, from one yeare to many yeares. As also a Husbandly Computation of Men and Cattels dayly Labours, their Expences, Charges, and uttermost Profits... London. Printed by J. B. for Roger Jackson, 1620. First edition. Quarto. [8], 160pp. Handsomely bound by Sangorski & Sutcliffe in polished marbled-calf, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, T.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, ink-stamp of Lawes Agricultural Trust to FEP, very occasional small worm-holes to margins. More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 19200
[MARGUERITE OF NAVARRE]. Les sept journees de la reine de navarre: suives de la huitieme. Paris. Librairie de Bibliophiles, 1872. 8vo. Limited edition, one of 25 copies printed on China paper. Four volumes bound as two. [4], 160, [4], 125, [1], 136; [4], 84, 91, 79, [1], [4], 95, [1], 56, li, [5]. With half-titles and nine engraved plates. Finely bound by Riviere in contemporary richly gilt-tooled green crushed morocco, T.E.G. Spines slightly sunned. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplates of Florence Nelson to both FEPs, small paper ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 18978
MACKENZIE, Henry. The works of henry mackenzie, Esq. With a sketch of the author's life. London. Printed for T. Cadell et al., 1822. 12mo. viii, 544pp. With a half-title, an engraved frontispiece, and an additional engraved title page. Contemporary gilt-tooled calf, contrasting green calf lettering-piece, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked. Marbled endpapers, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to FEP, contemporary inked ownership inscription to recto of front blank fly-leaf, very occasional spotting. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 20502
MACCULLOCH, John. A description of the western islands of scotland, including the isle of man: comprising an account of their geological structure; with remarks on their agriculture, scenery, and antiquities. In three volumes. London. Printed for Archibald Constable.., 1819. First edition. 8vo and Quarto. In three volumes. xv, [1], 587, [1]; vii, [1], 589, [1]; [4], 91pp, [1]. Without the terminal advertisement leaf to Vol II, but with 33 engraved plates (one of which hand-coloured) and 10 engraved maps (some folding, all but one hand-coloured), and a manuscript transcription, in an early hand, of William Sotheby's 'Staffa' to blank fly-leaf at the end of the volume of plates. Contemporary ... More > £ 1,500.00 Antiquates Ref. 23011
[LYTTELTON, George Lyttelton, Baron]. Dialogues of the dead. London. Printed for W. Sandby, 1760. Second edition. 8vo. xii, 320pp. Without errata leaf. Contemporary gilt-tooled red straight- grain morocco, A.E.G. Lightly rubbed and marked, spine sunned. First front blank fly-leaf working-loose, inked prize inscription of Nelson House school, dated 1811, to recto of second blank fly leaf, some light damp- staining to initial gathering, very occasional chipping to margins. More > £ 350.00 Antiquates Ref. 19447
LONGFELLOW, Henry Wadsworth. The poetical works. London. George Routledge and Co., 1856. New complete edition. 8vo. viii, 581pp, [1]. With an engraved portrait frontispiece and a further seven engraved plates. Contemporary gilt-tooled red morocco, A.E.G. A trifle rubbed. Marbled endpapers, later armorial bookplate of Mervyn Lloyd Peel to FEP, contemporary inked gift inscription to front blank fly-leaf, occasional spotting. More > £ 75.00 Antiquates Ref. 23125
LOCKER, Edward Hawke. Memoirs of celebrated naval commanders, illustrated by engravings from original pictures in the naval gallery of greenwich hospital. [London]. Harding and Lepard, 1832. First edition. Quarto. [12], 12, 13, [1], 19, [1], 13, [1], 13, [1], 11, [1], 15, [1], 11, [1], 16, 12, 8, 11, [1], 16, 13, [1], 22, 41, [1], 8, 3, [1], 15, [1], 12pp. With 20 engraved plates. Contemporary navy calf tooled in gilt and blind, marbled boards, A.E.G. Some rubbing. Short marginal tear to one leaf, light foxing to plates, else internally clean and crisp. ... More > £ 750.00 Antiquates Ref. 15557
[LITURGY - French]. La liturgie, ou formulaire des prieres publiques, Selon 'usage de l'eglise anglicane. A Londres [i.e. London]. Chez J. Nourse & P. Elmsly, 1780. Nouvelle edition [i.e. new edition]. 12mo. [2], xlix, [1], 438pp, [2]. With a half-title and a table. Handsomely bound in contemporary gilt-tooled morocco, A.E.G. Very slight rubbing and marking to extremities. Marbled endpapers, contemporary armorial bookplate of Richard Langley to FEP, recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to recto of FFEP. More > £ 375.00 Antiquates Ref. 19055
[LEVER,Charles]. The Confessions of Harry Lorrequer. London. William Curry, Jun. And Company., 1845. 8vo. xv, 343pp. Complete with engraved frontispiece, extra engraved title and all illustrations. Handsomely bound in contemporary tan straight-grain morocco, elaborate gilt decoration to spine with contrasting red morocco lettering piece and gilt titling. Marbled end papers and edging. Some rubbing to extremities and as often, illustrations heavily oxidized. More > £ 100.00 Antiquates Ref. 10201
LECONTE DE LISLE. Poemes barbares. Paris. Alphonse Lemerre, [s.d., c.1890s] [6], 368pp, [2]. With a half-title.

[Bound uniformly with:] LECONTE DE LISLE. Derniers poemes. Paris. Alphonse Lemerre, [s.d., c.1890s]. [8], 315pp, [1]. With a half-title.

12mo. Attractively bound by P. Affolter in contemporary red half-morocco, marbled boards, contrasting brown morocco lettering-pieces, spine richly gilt. Very slight shelf-wear to extremities. Marbled endpapers, internally clean and crisp. More >
£ 250.00 Antiquates Ref. 17438
[LAMB, Charles]. Elia. First series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition. [4], 340pp. Without half-title.

[Uniformly bound with:] LAMB, Charles. Elia. Second series. London. Edward Moxon, 1836. New edition, xiii, [3], 295pp, [1]. With half-title.

8vo. Handsomely bound in later burgundy half-morocco, marbled boards, gilt. Slightest of rubbing to extremities. Bookplates of Robert J. Hayhurst to both FEPs, very small holes to margins of leaves E2-3 of Vol. I, very occasional marginal ink annotations, sporadic spotting. More >
£ 200.00 Antiquates Ref. 16545