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 BAXTER,ANDREW 1686-1750) (BUT NO AUTHOR GIVEN ON TITLEPAGE), MATHO: or, the Cosmotheoria Puerilis, a Dialogue. In which The first Principles of Philosophy and Astronomy are accommodated to the Capacity of Young Persons .. Translated and enlarged by the author In Two Volumes.
BAXTER,ANDREW 1686-1750) (BUT NO AUTHOR GIVEN ON TITLEPAGE)
MATHO: or, the Cosmotheoria Puerilis, a Dialogue. In which The first Principles of Philosophy and Astronomy are accommodated to the Capacity of Young Persons .. Translated and enlarged by the author In Two Volumes.
London, A. Miller first edition in English 1740 . Two Volumes octavo calf with 5 raised bands with spine labels in contrasting color to both volumes gilt double rules to covers (tips worn/hinges cracked but covers attached/some scuffing) [16]pp Title & prelims 432pp +[8]pp Titlepage to second volume +contents +395p +[1]p booklist. Second volume with marginal brown stain up to p24 else both volumes crisp and clean and V.G. *A critic of Locke and Berkeley, Baxter was a private tutor, and this book was written for the benefit of his pupils - an interesting glimpse into the teaching methods and curriculum of the 18th century gentleman. It was first printed in Latin in 1738 in a much abreviated form here it has been much enlarged by Baxter.Based on Newton it achieved great popularity.
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Book number: V71123
GBP 198.00 [Appr.: EURO 219.25 US$ 248.36 | JP¥ 26633]
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Keywords: mathematics science astronomy teaching philosophy

 BEATTIE,JAMES (BIRKET FOSTER ILLUSTRATOR), MINSTREL, The
BEATTIE,JAMES (BIRKET FOSTER ILLUSTRATOR)
MINSTREL, The
London, Routledge&Co 1st thus illus. 1858 Illustrated by Birket Foster engraved by the Brothers Dalziel . Octavo tan gilt and decorated cloth on bevelled boards (tips worn/spine worn/head & foot and gilt dulled or darkened) All Edges Gilt vi+ (92pp) pale foxing to beginning and end
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Book number: V51723
GBP 20.00 [Appr.: EURO 22.25 US$ 25.09 | JP¥ 2690]
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Keywords: poetry illustrated

 BECCARIA, MARQUIS [CESARE] (1738-1794), AN ESSAY ON CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS, Translated from the Italian. With a Commentary, Attributed to M. de Voltaire. Translated from the French.
BECCARIA, MARQUIS [CESARE] (1738-1794)
AN ESSAY ON CRIMES AND PUNISHMENTS, Translated from the Italian. With a Commentary, Attributed to M. de Voltaire. Translated from the French.
Edinburgh, Bell & Bradfute, Fairbairn et al. 1807 . Duodecimo contemporary calf with key-pattern blind tooling, 5 raised bands red gilt title label (tips worn, front board starting to split at spine but held by cords) 191pp. Endpapers and first two or three and last pages heavily spotted, else only occasional foxing. Some pencil marginalia, name D. Poole on margin of titlepage & 1913 gift inscription on its back. *Translation of an influential Italian work on criminology (Dei delitti e delle pene) by the Marquis Cesare Bonesana-Beccaria, a talented jurist considered to be one of the greatest thinkers of the Age of Enlightenment. This work (originally published 1764) opposes the use of torture and the death penalty, and is said to have had a profound influence on the Founding Fathers of the United States (Wikipedia).
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Book number: V64551
GBP 50.00 [Appr.: EURO 55.5 US$ 62.72 | JP¥ 6725]
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Keywords: crime punishment

 BEDE, CUTHBERT [EDWARD BRADLEY 1827-1889]; JAMES HAIN FRISWELL (2ND WORK), THE SHILLING BOOK OF BEAUTY. Edited and Illustrated by Cuthbert Bede, B.A. [Bound with] HUSES WITH THE  FRONTS OFF by James Hain Friswell illustrated by William M'Connell.
BEDE, CUTHBERT [EDWARD BRADLEY 1827-1889]; JAMES HAIN FRISWELL (2ND WORK)
THE SHILLING BOOK OF BEAUTY. Edited and Illustrated by Cuthbert Bede, B.A. [Bound with] HUSES WITH THE FRONTS OFF by James Hain Friswell illustrated by William M'Connell.
London, James Blackwood 1856, 1855 Frontispiece & pictorial titlepage + many text illustrations, 2nd work with frontispiece & pictorial extra titlepage. . 2 BOOKS IN ONE VOLUME octavo morocco spined boards with original title laid on. Frontis + Pictorial Extra titlepage viii +127pp and (2nd work) Frontis +Engraved extra title +x +107pp. *Two Victorian humorous works from the same publisher nicely bound together.
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Book number: V73797
GBP 94.00 [Appr.: EURO 104 US$ 117.91 | JP¥ 12644]
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Keywords: fiction humour Victorian illustrated

 BEER, GEORG JOSEF 1763-1821] "AN EXPERIENCED OCULIST", ART OF PRESERVING THE SIGHT unimpaired to extreme old age; and of Re-Establishing and Strengthening It When It Becomes Weak. To which are added Observations on the Inconveniences and Dangers Arising from the Use of Common Spectacles. By An Experieced Oculist.
BEER, GEORG JOSEF 1763-1821] "AN EXPERIENCED OCULIST"
ART OF PRESERVING THE SIGHT unimpaired to extreme old age; and of Re-Establishing and Strengthening It When It Becomes Weak. To which are added Observations on the Inconveniences and Dangers Arising from the Use of Common Spectacles. By An Experieced Oculist.
London, Henry Colburn 5th edition 1828 Copperplate frontispiece dated 1824 with 4 illustrations. . Duodecimo original grained tan cloth with original printed spine label (recased and spine underlaid/tips worn/corners slightly bumped) Frontispiece + xi (2 leaves of preface in facsimile) +(1p =blank) +259pp +[1]p blank +[4]pp = publisher's book list. Inscription on flyleaf recording purchase in 1835 by Richard Barber.Newer endpapers and text Pages uncut with one or two unopened,variable foxing, mostly only marginal. *The author was at the Vienna School of Ophthalmology which was the the foremost experimental teaching venue and one of the oldest establishments specializing in eye care. He warns against the use of spectacles, how to rest the eyes etc. Scarce.
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Book number: V74041
GBP 82.00 [Appr.: EURO 90.75 US$ 102.85 | JP¥ 11030]
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Keywords: ophthalmology eye therapy medicine medical

 BEKKER, E., WED. DS. WOLFF, AND A. DEKEN, HISTORIE VAN MEJUFVROUW SARA BURGERHART
BEKKER, E., WED. DS. WOLFF, AND A. DEKEN
HISTORIE VAN MEJUFVROUW SARA BURGERHART
Amsterdam, Martines Gastman /P. Joling Oz & Comp for vol.2 1840, 1836 . Two volumes plum cloth spined marbled boards (edges rubbed/spine cloth sunned & head/tail of spine a bit frayed with short tear (1cm). Half title +title +[iii]-x +281pp; Half title to vol.2 + title +294pp. *A novel in letters (and conversations) first published in 1782 with this being a later set, neat and tight with pretty vignette to each titlepage & dividing decorated lines between each of the 175 letters. There is a rough translation of this work on the internet. A Neat printing on laid paper THIS IS NOT A MODERN FACSIMILE.
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Book number: V73972
GBP 28.00 [Appr.: EURO 31 US$ 35.12 | JP¥ 3766]
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Keywords: Dutch fiction novel letters

 BELINFANTE, J.J, HET LEVEN VAN MICHIEL ADRIAANSZOON DE RUYTER [The Life of Admiral de Ruyter] 1607-1676 Vol. I + Vol. II
BELINFANTE, J.J
HET LEVEN VAN MICHIEL ADRIAANSZOON DE RUYTER [The Life of Admiral de Ruyter] 1607-1676 Vol. I + Vol. II
The Hague, A.P. van Langenhuysen 1844, 1848 Lithographic plates (71 + 58) signed C.L. + over 100 woodengraved head- tailpieces and 80+ figural initial letterines. All text within decorative borders. . Two Volumes Octavo half calf, spine on wide gilt raised bands, red spine labels (splitting to part of hinges on Vol. I both vols. rubbed/tips worn/leather on Vol. II darker). Half title +frontis portrait +titlepage with naval emblem +[26]pp +xix +480pp; half title + titlepage with naval emblem + [2]pp +747pp. Vol. I with variable foxing/browning esp. to beginning & end, possibly missing plate of De Witt at p189, 2 plates with clean tears without loss. *The plates and even the wood engravings are full of life and action, many naval battles, scenes of travel, family and state occaisions. A very full and successful life of the famous Dutch Admiral.
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Book number: V72144
GBP 132.00 [Appr.: EURO 146.25 US$ 165.57 | JP¥ 17755]
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Keywords: biography naval travel Dutch Admiral De Ruyter

 BELL, CHARLES DENT (1818-1898), THE FOUR SEASONS AT THE LAKES by Charles Dent Bell, M.A. Rector of Cheltenham and Hony. Canon of Carlisle. Author of Voices from the Lakes and other Poems. Illuminated by Blanche de Montmorency Conyers Morrell.
BELL, CHARLES DENT (1818-1898)
THE FOUR SEASONS AT THE LAKES by Charles Dent Bell, M.A. Rector of Cheltenham and Hony. Canon of Carlisle. Author of Voices from the Lakes and other Poems. Illuminated by Blanche de Montmorency Conyers Morrell.
London & Belfast, Marcus Ward & Co. 1878 according to British Library. Illuminated in colour, gold and silver (16 leaves) by Blanche de Montmorency Conyers Morrell. . Quarto blue cloth gilt, decorated cover title on bevelled boards lower cover blindstamped (repair to 1" split to one hinge, tips worn) All Edges Gilt. Title illuminated with vignette + 15 illuminated pages of poems some poetry printed in colours and gilt or silver and all with illuminated decoration. All pages printed on thick card, with a guard sheet and mounted on a linen stub at the gutter margin. Thus the sheets lie flat and smooth. Decoration includes flowers, butterflies, birds, small views of Lake District. *Bell was Rector of Cheltenham in Gloucestershire.
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Book number: V74782
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Keywords: illuminated illustrated Victorian poetry Lake District

 
BERENS,E) (BUT NO AUTHOR NAMED) WITH PLATES BY GEORGE CRUIKSHANK
CHRISTMAS STORIES containing John Wildgoose the Poacher, The Smuggler, and Good-Natue, or Parish Matters
Oxford, Parker, Rivington 2nd edition 1827 Etched plates (3) by George Cruikshank . Duodecimo mottled calf (hinges cracked and covers held by cords/tips worn/Blindstamp of the Society for Christian Knowledge) 159pp some browning/staining to first pages of each story. Early library label on FEP. Half title present but lacks most of one of two free rear end papers. *First and last stories are followed by factual matter, in the case of the Poacher by extracts of Parliamentary law in the case of Parish Matters by several extracts from Benjamin Franklin's letters and works.
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Book number: V63614
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Keywords: moral stories

 BIRKIN, WILLIAM, THE RATIONAL ENGLISH EXPOSITOR, AND GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION; containing an Extensive Selection of Words, arranged on a new and systematic plan, with Copious and Accurate Definitions ...
BIRKIN, WILLIAM
THE RATIONAL ENGLISH EXPOSITOR, AND GUIDE TO PRONUNCIATION; containing an Extensive Selection of Words, arranged on a new and systematic plan, with Copious and Accurate Definitions ...
Derby and London, John and Charles Mozley 14th edition 1838 from Preface . 12mo green blindstamped cloth (tips worn) 168pp burn to top corner of about 70pp not affecting text, some endpaper soiling but pretty inscription "William Hope Book Bought for a Present". *Rare - not in British Library or Bodleian.
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Book number: V1542
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Keywords: dictionary pronunciation guide education

 BLACK,WILLIAM, GREEN PASTURES AND PICCADILLY. By William Black, Author of "The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton," "A Princess of Thule," etc. In Three Volumes (Vol. I, II, III)
BLACK,WILLIAM
GREEN PASTURES AND PICCADILLY. By William Black, Author of "The Strange Adventures of a Phaeton," "A Princess of Thule," etc. In Three Volumes (Vol. I, II, III)
London, Macmillan and Co. 1st first edition 1877 . Three Volumes red half roan spine gilt marbled boards (one board creased/tips sl.worn/final volume with short split to one hinge) Ownership dated 1886 on foxed fly leaf (that to volume one torn and repaired) Bookplate removed to pastedown vii +290pp vii +280pp vii +283pp +[1]p printer's colophon. Lacks half titles. A scarce three decker in clean tight condition.
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Book number: V72221
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Keywords: fiction Victorian tiple decker

 BLACKETT, HOWARD [FROM LATER EDITION, NOT HERE NAMED], LIFE AND TIMES OF GARIBALDI the Italian Hero 1880
BLACKETT, HOWARD [FROM LATER EDITION, NOT HERE NAMED]
LIFE AND TIMES OF GARIBALDI the Italian Hero 1880
London, Walter Scott 1880 from end of preface date. Chromolith plates (12). . Quarto red pictorial cloth with gilt portrait to cover and gilt figure standing next to black canon & columns, spine gilt title and emblems on bevelled boards (spine gilt dull, head and foot of spine repaired, tips bumped) All Edges Gilt x +689pp. Repaired tears to 5 leaves but without loss of text or paper, and only a few minor signs of use. *Written during the lifetime of Garibaldi this illustrated biography takes his story up to the last two years of his life. Garibaldi fought succesfully to unite Italy into one country.
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Book number: V73856
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Keywords: history Italy patriot biography

 LE BLANC,THOMAS, DIRECTION ET LA CONSOLATION DES PERSONNES MARIEES, ou  Les moyens infaillibles de faire un Mariage heureux, d’un qui seroit malheureux. Avec l’abrege des vies de quelques saincts & de quelques sainctes, qui ont beaucoup souffert dans leurs mariages.
LE BLANC,THOMAS
DIRECTION ET LA CONSOLATION DES PERSONNES MARIEES, ou Les moyens infaillibles de faire un Mariage heureux, d’un qui seroit malheureux. Avec l’abrege des vies de quelques saincts & de quelques sainctes, qui ont beaucoup souffert dans leurs mariages.
Paris, Claude Calleville 1664 . Duodecimo original vellum (repaired at edges) Titlepage with approbation on back +[10]pp to reader +[8]pp contents +652pp. Title page with two faint ownerships dated 1706 and 1761 fly leaf with E.Bertin (pretre) and also Gervais. About a dozen pages with marginal worm track disappearing into a single marginal hole, one marginal tear without loss and the last page with small cut corner no loss to printed area. *A practical marriage guide laid out in short pity advice and interspersed with short stories from examples including historical unhappy marriages of saints. The author seems to have been slightly unusual in Jesuit circles in having also written another practical book advising that buckling down to work with your hands is also a way to salvation.
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Book number: V70592
GBP 165.00 [Appr.: EURO 182.75 US$ 206.96 | JP¥ 22194]
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Keywords: marriage advice compatability

 BLANCHARD, PIERRE (1772-1836) AFTER M. LE COMTE DE BUFFON, LE BUFFON DE LA JEUNESSE, ou ABREGE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Ouvrage Elementaire, A l'usage des Jeunes Gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe .. Orne de plus de cent Figures
BLANCHARD, PIERRE (1772-1836) AFTER M. LE COMTE DE BUFFON
LE BUFFON DE LA JEUNESSE, ou ABREGE D'HISTOIRE NATURELLE, Ouvrage Elementaire, A l'usage des Jeunes Gens de l'un et de l'autre sexe .. Orne de plus de cent Figures
Paris, Le Prieur 1st edition 1801 AN IX. Engraved frontispiece by Binet/Bovinet + 31 other plates (9+ 6+ 11+ 5 each with several figures) in 4 volumes). . Four Volumes 12mo marbled roan with some gilt (worn to edges, hinges and spine leather cracked but held by cords) 410pp +360pp +373pp +383pp. Vol I. Cosmographie et quadrupedes; II. Quadrupedes et oiseaux; III. Oiseaux et poissons; IV. Poissons, reptiles, coquillages, crustacees, etc. Contents clean and tight. *Delightful engraved figures of animals, fishes etc by an unknown artist. Scarce in this 1st edition, no copy in Bibliotheque Nationale which has 2nd edition only, not in Gumuchian who lists several similar Buffon abridgements but all later.
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Book number: V73223
GBP 264.00 [Appr.: EURO 292.25 US$ 331.14 | JP¥ 35511]
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Keywords: natural history illustrated

 BLOSS,SEBASTIAN (1559-1627) WITH RESPONSE BY JOANNES MELCHIOR WEISSENBERGER, DISPUTATIO PHYSICA, DE NATURA, ET RELIQUIS CORPORIS NATURALIS MOTIONUM CAUSSIS, Proposita in inclyta Heidelbergensi Academia a M. Sebastiano Blossio Minsingensi .. Quam respondendo pro Ingenii viribus tueri conabitur Ioannes Melchior Weissenberger ..
BLOSS,SEBASTIAN (1559-1627) WITH RESPONSE BY JOANNES MELCHIOR WEISSENBERGER
DISPUTATIO PHYSICA, DE NATURA, ET RELIQUIS CORPORIS NATURALIS MOTIONUM CAUSSIS, Proposita in inclyta Heidelbergensi Academia a M. Sebastiano Blossio Minsingensi .. Quam respondendo pro Ingenii viribus tueri conabitur Ioannes Melchior Weissenberger ..
Heidelberg (Germany), Johannes Spies 1st first edition 1584 . Quarto vellum spined boards (probably newer using old material) Titlepage + Epigramma +33 unnumbered pages. Starting with a question, there are LXXXIIII propositions and Appendix. Some creases to titlepage and margin of one other leaf else exceptionally clean and crisp. *Sebastian Bloss was Professor of Medicine at Heidelberg in 1584, later at Ulm and finally in Tuebingen where he died.His most famous work was on the plague. Scarce - only 3 copies in German libraries none in the UK,but not in GM, Durling, Waller, Wheeler or Wellcome.
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Book number: V72191
GBP 480.00 [Appr.: EURO 531 US$ 602.08 | JP¥ 64565]
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Keywords: medicine medical German physician

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