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 PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH, Essays and Observations Physical and Literary Read Before the Philosophical Society in Edinburgh and Published by Them
PHILOSOPHICAL SOCIETY OF EDINBURGH
Essays and Observations Physical and Literary Read Before the Philosophical Society in Edinburgh and Published by Them
Edinburgh, John Balfour, 1771. Leather. Edinburgh: John Balfour, 1771. Leather. Very Good. 8.5" by 5". None. An educational essay collection on a variety of subjects read before the Philosophical Society in Edinburgh and published by them. Illustrated, with eight plates. This is the first volume from this series by the Philosophical Society, and is the second edition. To the preface it is notes that 'After the medical society of Edinburgh had published those volumes of Essays, which have met with so favourable a reception from the public, a proposal was made them to enlarge their plan, and to carry their disquisitions into other parts of nature, besides such as more immediately relate to the branches of medicine.' There are essays on the laws of motion, the cause of the variations of the obliquity of the ecliptic, Jupiter, thunder and electricity, neutral salts, the womb and more. These twenty two essays span a variety of topics in the realm of science and are by many noted physicians and professors of the time. Contributors include Alexander Monro, Robert Whytt, James Gray, Colin McLaurin, Henry Home and John Stewart. Collated, complete with eight plates. ESTC No. T136788. A fascinating collection of essays regarding science and philosophy during the late eighteenth century. In a full calf binding. Externally, generally smart. Patches of rubbing to the head and tail of spine. Small loss to the head and tail of spine. Marks to the boards. Light bumping to the extremities. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Frasquel. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright. Occasional light spots to pages. Very Good . Ill.: None. Very Good .
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Book number: 622L18
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Keywords: philosophical society Edinburgh Jupiter Alexander Munro Edinburgh Henry Home None

 JOHN FENN (EDITOR), Original Letters, Written During the Reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. And Richard III. By Various Persons of Rank of Consequence; Containing Many Curious Anecdotes, Relative to That Turbulent and Bloody, But Hitherto Dark, Period of Our History; and Elucidating, Not Only Public Matters of State, But Likewise the Private Manners of the Age: Digested in Chronological Order; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory; and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Paper-Marks, and Seals. In Two Volumes.
JOHN FENN (EDITOR)
Original Letters, Written During the Reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. And Richard III. By Various Persons of Rank of Consequence; Containing Many Curious Anecdotes, Relative to That Turbulent and Bloody, But Hitherto Dark, Period of Our History; and Elucidating, Not Only Public Matters of State, But Likewise the Private Manners of the Age: Digested in Chronological Order; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory; and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Paper-Marks, and Seals. In Two Volumes.
London, G G J and J Robinson, 1787. First edition. Leather. London: G G J and J Robinson, 1787. First edition. Leather. Very Good. 11.5" by 9". John Fenn. The complete two volumes of this important correspondence from the fifteenth century. This work is the largest surviving English family correspondences of this century, being of the Paston family and the high figures connected to them. John Fenn acquired these letters in the eighteenth century after he bought them from Thomas Worth, a chemist at Diss. They cover the years 1422-1509. The Paston family were Norfolk gentry with high connections. This Fenn editorial brought interest to the letters, which were otherwise relatively unknown. A later two volumes were published in 1789 and Fenn had the intention to produce a fifth volume which remained unfinished at his death. Following the publication of this work, the manuscripts vanished which raised public doubt as to their authenticity. However, in the late eighteenth century Francis Douce and Sir Thomas Phillips acquired sections of the letters. Collated, complete with three hand-coloured plates across both volumes, two engraved title pages, a folding genealogical table and a further fourteen engraved plates. Title page and dedication to volume I are cancels as called for. With the bookplate of one Robert Moore to the front pastedown. This comprehensive set of letters is a vast source for contemporary England during the reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV and Richard III, spanning a period of nearly 100 years. It provides a fascinating insight into the views of gentry at the time and into their every-day lives. In a full calf binding. Rebacked with the original boards preserved. Externally, very smart. Bookplate to the front pastedown, Robert Moore. Prior owner's notations to the title page. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright. Tidemarks to contents pages of vol I at the gutter, not affecting pages. Otherwise, just the odd spot to pages. Very Good . Ill.: John Fenn. Very Good .
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Book number: 625L31
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Keywords: History Letters Epistolary Henry VI Letters Richard III John Fenn

 JOHN FENN (EDITOR), Original Letters, Written During the Reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. And Richard III. By Various Persons of Rank of Consequence; Containing Many Curious Anecdotes, Relative to That Turbulent and Bloody, But Hitherto Dark, Period of Our History; and Elucidating, Not Only Public Matters of State, But Likewise the Private Manners of the Age: Digested in Chronological Order; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory; and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Fac Similes Paper-Marks, and Seals. In Two Volumes. The Second Edition with Additions and Corrections
JOHN FENN (EDITOR)
Original Letters, Written During the Reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV. And Richard III. By Various Persons of Rank of Consequence; Containing Many Curious Anecdotes, Relative to That Turbulent and Bloody, But Hitherto Dark, Period of Our History; and Elucidating, Not Only Public Matters of State, But Likewise the Private Manners of the Age: Digested in Chronological Order; with Notes, Historical and Explanatory; and Authenticated by Engravings of Autographs, Fac Similes Paper-Marks, and Seals. In Two Volumes. The Second Edition with Additions and Corrections
London, G G J and J Robinson, 1787. Leather. London: G G J and J Robinson, 1787. Leather. Very Good Indeed. 11.5" by 9". John Fenn. The complete two volumes of this important correspondence from the fifteenth century. This work is the largest surviving English family correspondences of this century, being of the Paston family and the high figures connected to them. The Second edition of this work, published in the same year as the first edition. John Fenn acquired these letters in the eighteenth century after he bought them from Thomas Worth, a chemist at Diss. They cover the years 1422-1509. The Paston family were Norfolk gentry with high connections. This Fenn editorial brought interest to the letters, which were otherwise relatively unknown. A later two volumes were published in 1789 and Fenn had the intention to produce a fifth volume which remained unfinished at his death. Following the publication of this work, the manuscripts vanished which raised public doubt as to their authenticity. However, in the late eighteenth century Francis Douce and Sir Thomas Phillips acquired sections of the letters. Collated, complete with three hand-coloured plates across both volumes, two engraved title pages, a folding genealogical table and a further sixteen engraved plates. Title page and dedication to volume I are cancels as called for. With the bookplate of one Robert Moore to the front pastedown. This comprehensive set of letters is a vast source for contemporary England during the reigns of Henry VI. Edward IV and Richard III, spanning a period of nearly 100 years. It provides a fascinating insight into the views of gentry at the time and into their every-day lives. In half calf bindings. Rebound. Externally, excellent with minor shelfwear to the extremities. Front hinge to volume I is strained but firm after page viii due to tight rebinding. Front hinge to volume II is strained but firm due to tight rebind. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spots. Very Good Indeed . Ill.: John Fenn. Very Good Indeed .
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Book number: 625L32
GBP 500.00 [Appr.: EURO 581.25 US$ 704.76 | JP¥ 77573]
Keywords: History Letters Epistolary Henry VI Letters Richard III John Fenn

 JOSEPH EDWARDS, The Labour Annual the Year-Book for Social and Political Reformers 1898
JOSEPH EDWARDS
The Labour Annual the Year-Book for Social and Political Reformers 1898
London, Clarion" Company, Ltd, 1898. Cloth. London: Clarion" Company, Ltd, 1898. Cloth. Good. 7.5" by 5". Not Stated. A scarce copy of 'The Labour Annual The Year-Book for Social and Political Reformers' 1898 edited and published by Joseph Edwards. Fourth Year of Issue. With photographic portraits. In a faux snakeskin brown cloth binding. Externally, sound with slight rubbing. Backstrip is lifting. There is some bumping to the top and tail of the spine. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are generally bright and clean with some mild age-toning. Good . Ill.: Not Stated. Good .
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Book number: GEN16-E-15
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Catalogue: Social Sciences
Keywords: labour annual political social annual joseph edwards Not Stated

 T. S. ELIOT, Notes Toward the Definition of Culture
T. S. ELIOT
Notes Toward the Definition of Culture
London, Faber and Faber Limited, 1948. First edition. Cloth. London: Faber and Faber Limited, 1948. First edition. Cloth. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed. 9" by 6". None. The first edition of T. S. Eliot's essay discussing culture and how it developed in the post-war world. The first edition of this work.In the original unclipped dustwrapper.T. S. Eliot's fascinating essay on the principal uses of words, and how culture can flourish as an organic matter.This essay originally appeared as a series of essays in 'New England Weekly' throughout 1943.An interesting critique on post-war Europe.Written by the Modernist poet T. S. Eliot. In the original publisher's cloth binding, in the original unclipped dustwrapper. Externally, smart. Spine is a little faded. A couple of minor marks to the boards. Dustwrapper with light edgewear with some spots, mostly to the reverse. A little discolouration to the spine of the dustwrapper. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and clean. Very Good Indeed . Ill.: None. Very Good Indeed/Very Good Indeed.
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Book number: 745P6
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Keywords: Notes Toward the Definition of Culture t. s. eliot culture essay t. s. eliot history None

 ALEXANDER J. ELLIS; HENRY SWEET, English Dialects - Their Sounds and Homes; Being an Abridgement of the Author&Apos;S &Apos;Existing Phonology of English Dialects&Apos;, Which Forms Part V of His &Apos;Early English Pronunciation&Apos;, with a Selection of the Examples Reduced to the Glossic Notation a History of English Sounds from the Earliest Period, Including an Investigation of the General Laws of Sound Change, and Full Word Lists
ALEXANDER J. ELLIS; HENRY SWEET
English Dialects - Their Sounds and Homes; Being an Abridgement of the Author&Apos;S &Apos;Existing Phonology of English Dialects&Apos;, Which Forms Part V of His &Apos;Early English Pronunciation&Apos;, with a Selection of the Examples Reduced to the Glossic Notation a History of English Sounds from the Earliest Period, Including an Investigation of the General Laws of Sound Change, and Full Word Lists
London, Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Limited, 1874 - 1890. Cloth. London: Kegan Paul, Trench, Trubner & Co, Limited, 1874 - 1890. Cloth. Near Fine. 8.5" by 5.5". None. Two volumes bound as one concerning the English language, one work focusing on the dialects within Britain, whilst the other looks at the history of the English language. With two coloured maps. Two volumes bound as one. 'English Dialects' is an interesting analysis into the dialects and localised pronunciations within Britain. The author uses Glossic, a system of phonetic spelling, to indicate the differences between the many dialects within Britain. Written by Alexander John Ellis. Ellis was a mathematician and phonetician, who developed two phonetic alphabets. phonotype, and the Palaeotype alphabet. 'A History of English Sounds' also uses Glossic to analyse the changes of the English language throughout history. The work looks back to Old English, and traces the changes, however subtle, throughout Middle to Early Modern, concluding with late Modern English. Henry Sweet was a phonetician and grammarian, who, though studying German at college in Oxford, quickly became recognised for his talents in language when the Philological Society published one of his papers on Old English. With two maps loosely inserted to a pocket to the front. One map is showing the Lowland dialect districts, and the other English dialect districts. In the original full cloth binding. externally, smart. Minor bumping to the head and tail of the spine and to the extremities. Light marking to the boards and to the spine, being a little heavier to the rear board. Patches of light rubbing to the spine label. Prior owner's ink inscription to the recto to the front endpaper, noting the volumes included. Binders stamp to the rear pastedown, '"Effingham", Bookbinding Works, Ramsgate&apos. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean, with some scattered spots focused to the first and last few pages. Both maps are in a pristine condition. Near Fine . Ill.: None. Near Fine .
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Book number: 621P30
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Keywords: dialect england britain wales england henry sweet alexander j ellis None

 JACOBI FACCIOLATI, Animadversiones Criticae in Magnum Petri Danetii Dictionarium Latino-Gallicum Ad Delphini & Sereniss. Principum Usum. Accedit Mantissa
JACOBI FACCIOLATI
Animadversiones Criticae in Magnum Petri Danetii Dictionarium Latino-Gallicum Ad Delphini & Sereniss. Principum Usum. Accedit Mantissa
Patavii, Superiorum Permissu, 1759. Hardback. Patavii: Superiorum Permissu, 1759. Hardback. Good. 9" by 6". None. A very scarce copy of Jacopo Facciolati's critical revision of Pierre Danet's French to Latin dictionary. In the original Latin. A very scarce work. This work is an octavo, with the signatures running as A-R8, S3. Register L has been misbound, with the even numbered leaves being bound before the odd numbered leaves. A critical look and revision of Pierre Danet's Latin to French dictionary, which was first published in Paris in 1673. Danet's dictionary was an influential work and went through numerous editions and adaptations. His dictionary provided the basis for multiple dictionaries for European languages. Danet's original French-Latin dictionary was written for the use of the Dauphine. Jacopo Facciolati was a lexicographer, who was the leading academic of the Padua University for forty-five years, where he was a Professor of Logic. He wrote improved editions of numerous philological works such as this work, including Nizolius' 'Thesaurus Ciceronianus', and Ambrogio Calepino's 'Lexicon Septem Linguarum. Facciolati is probably best known for his continuation of Nicolo Comneno Papadopoli's history of the University of Padua. Facciolati was well known over Europe during his life for being an enlightened and ardent teacher. He was offered many prosperous invitations for work, including to be a director of a Lisbon college for young nobility from the King of Portugal, all of which he refused. Bookplate to the front pastedown, 'Dom Lourenco de Lima&apos. In the original publisher's parchment covered boards. Externally, generally smart. Some rubbing and discolouration to the boards and spine. Light marks to the boards and spine. Dampstain to the tail of the front board. A little bumping to the extremities. Very small worming hole to the front board. Small worm holes to the pastedowns. Bookplate to the front pastedown. Internally, generally firmly bound. Pages are bright and generally clean with a dampstain to the gutter of most pages. Register L has been misbound, with the even numbered leaves being bound before the odd numbered leaves Good . Ill.: None. Good .
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Book number: 663P16
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Keywords: Jacobi Facciolati Facciolati peter danetii dictionary Facciolati latin dom lourenco de lima None

 FRANK C FARMAR, Farmar&Apos;S Spirit-Rule Guide a Complete Manual for the Wine and Spirit Trade
FRANK C FARMAR
Farmar&Apos;S Spirit-Rule Guide a Complete Manual for the Wine and Spirit Trade
Liverpool, F.C.Farmar, 1905. Cloth. Liverpool: F.C.Farmar, 1905. Cloth. Very Good Indeed. 7.5" by 5". None. A fine example of Frank Farmar's uncommon guide to the spirit trade. The seventh edition of this work. A useful reference guide to the Wine and Spirit trade at the turn of the twentieth century. This work was first issued in 1902, and this is the seventh edition. The preface notes 'The success which has attended my 'Spirit-Rule' since its first introduction in 1902, induces me to extend still further its sphere of usefulness. This edition contains many supplementary matter&apos. With chapters on valuing, pricing, selling, raising, reducing, proofing, fortifying, blending and weighing alcohol. A very smart copy of this work. In the publisher's original cloth binding. Externally, generally smart. Light rubbing to the extremities. Small crease to the rear board. Front hinge is strained but firm. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are generally bright with just the odd spot. Very Good Indeed . Ill.: None. Very Good Indeed .
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Book number: 722L16
GBP 75.00 [Appr.: EURO 87.25 US$ 105.71 | JP¥ 11636]
Keywords: Wine Spirits Manual Reference Spirits None

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