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Flora lusitanica, seu, Plantarum, quae in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distributarum, synopsis, Brotero, Felix de Avellar
Flora lusitanica, seu, Plantarum, quae in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distributarum, synopsis
Brotero, Felix de Avellar
250.00 GBP

Oeuvres Completes de Tacite. Tome II seulement. (Volume II only), Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (edited by Burnouf, J.L.)
Oeuvres Completes de Tacite. Tome II seulement. (Volume II only)
Tacitus, Publius Cornelius (edited by Burnouf, J.L.)
10.00 GBP

The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick, Salmon, William
The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick
Salmon, William
500.00 GBP

A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick  (Two Volumes), Sterne, Laurence
A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick (Two Volumes)
Sterne, Laurence
40.00 GBP

Fabulous Histories Designed for the Instruction of Children Respecting Their Treatment of Animals., Trimmer (Mrs)
Fabulous Histories Designed for the Instruction of Children Respecting Their Treatment of Animals.
Trimmer (Mrs)
30.00 GBP

The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut, Goodrich, John
The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut
Goodrich, John
60.00 GBP

The Memoirs of That Great Favourite Cardinal Woolsey; with Remarks on His Rise and Fall; and Other Secret Transactions of His Ministry in Church and State. Together with a Memorial Presented to Queen Elizabeth, By William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. [Wolsey], [Cardinal Wolsey] [Cavendish]
The Memoirs of That Great Favourite Cardinal Woolsey; with Remarks on His Rise and Fall; and Other Secret Transactions of His Ministry in Church and State. Together with a Memorial Presented to Queen Elizabeth, By William Cecil, Lord Burleigh. [Wolsey]
[Cardinal Wolsey] [Cavendish]
100.00 GBP

Fundamenta Agrostographiae Sive Theoria Constructionis Floris Graminei Adjecta Synopsis Genera Graminum., Trinius, C.B. & Ruprecht, F.J.
Fundamenta Agrostographiae Sive Theoria Constructionis Floris Graminei Adjecta Synopsis Genera Graminum.
Trinius, C.B. & Ruprecht, F.J.
250.00 GBP

 

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1 Sermons Preached By Several of the People Called Quakers, Exactly Taken in Short-hand as They Were Deliverd By Thme at Their Meeting-Houses in Grace Church Street, Devonshire House, St Martin's Le Grand, St John's Street, Wheeler St, in and About London
Printed and Sold By Mary Hinde, at No 2, in George-Yard, Lombard Street. 1775 
A New Edition. 8vo, pp (4), 250, a little browning, simple contemporary calf, lacking the spine label, scuffed, rubbed and with wear to the extremities, joints cracked but holding strongly, contemporary name of John Shipley on the front endpaper, also the modern name Jill Conolly. [Sermons by Robert Barclay, William Desberry, Goerge Whitehead, Francis Camfield, John Bowater, William Penn, Charles Marshall, Richard Ashby, William Bingley, Samuel Waldenfield, John Butcher, John Vaughton, James Park, Francis Stamper.] 
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2 The Manual of Rank and Nobility; or Key to the Peerage.
London Saunders & Otley 1832 
Hand coloured frontispiece depicting crowns and coronets (offset onto title page), pp xx,598, uncut, rather weak internally, hinges weak, frontispiece detached, original polished cloth, rubbed, spine poor, joints breaking. 
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3 The True State of England, Containing the Particular Duty, Business and Salary of Every Officer, Civil and Military, in All the Publick Offices of Great Britain.
London 1729 Full-Leather Poor 
Small 8vo, pp (2),204, some staining, front endpaper nearly detached, hinge at title page cracked, full contemporary calf, very worn, calf on upper cover peeling from board. (Title page continues: "Complete Lists of the Lords and Gentlemen of His Majesty's most honourable Privy Council; of their Majesties Households; of the Households of the Prince of Wales, and the rest of the Royal Family;and of the Great Officers of the State etc. Together with an Account of the Government of the Cities of London and Westminster, with the names of the principal officers etc.") VERY SCARCE. 
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4 A Lover of the Art The Angler's Guide; containing easy instructions for the youthful beginner, with several observations on fishing, pointing out the proper times and seasons for the different kinds of fish, as also the best mode of angling for them.
London Joseph Smith, 193 High Holborn 1828 
Small 12mo, pp viii, 136, some foxing throughout, bound in a later half calf and marbled boards, rubbed. [LACKING the frontispiece, which appears never to have been bound in]. Extremely scarce. 
Price: 75.00 GBP
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Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage To and From That Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817; containing an account of the most interesting transactions of Lord Amherst's embassy to the court of Pekin, and observations ......., Abel, Clarke
5 Abel, Clarke Narrative of a Journey in the Interior of China, and of a Voyage To and From That Country, in the Years 1816 and 1817; containing an account of the most interesting transactions of Lord Amherst's embassy to the court of Pekin, and observations .......
London Longman, Hurst, Rees, Orme & Brown 1819 Second edition Half-Leather Good 
Second edition, quarto, pp xvi, 420, with 10 plain litho plates, 7 hand coloured aquatint plates, 4 maps (of which 3 are folding), errata leaf present, some marking foxing and thumbing throughout, margins frayed of one plate, contemporary marbled boards, rubbed, a later calf spine, endpapers marked. Three small Penzance Library stamps on the title page, partially removed, but no other markings. {Possibly lacking one plate ? This frequently occurs in this work.} [One of the main accounts of the period, during which a large number of plants were both discussed and collected. Clarke Abel, 1780 - 1826) was a British surgeon and naturalist. He accompanied Lord Amherst on his mission to China as the embassy's chief medical officer and naturalist, on the recommendation of Sir Joseph Banks. The mission was Britain's second unsuccessful attempt to establish diplomatic relations with China and involved travelling to the capital Pekin (Beijing) and the famous botanical gardens of Fa Tee near Canton. While in China, Abel collected specimens and seeds of the plant that carries his name, Abelia chinensis. However a shipwreck and an attack by pirates on the way back to his home in Britain caused him to lose all of his specimens. The book gives a detailed account of the collection's misfortunes. Fortunately, he had left some specimens with Sir George Staunton at Canton, who was kind enough to return them to him; living specimens of the Chinese Abelia that we know today were later introduced by Robert Fortune in 1844. In March 1819 he was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society. Abel was the first Western scientist to report the presence of the orangutan on the island of Sumatra; the Sumatran Orangutan Pongo abelii is named for him. He went on to become the surgeon-in-chief to Lord Amherst when the earl was appointed Governor-general of India. Abel was also the first scientist to describe the Chiru or Tibetan Antelope, in 1826.] 
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6 Addison, Joseph; Steele, Richard, (and others). {Edoted By Robert Bissett] The Spectator - a New Edition in Eight Volumes, with Illustrative Notes. To Which are Prefixed the Lives of the Authors By Robert Bissett.
London PRINTED FOR GEORGE ROBERTSON, NUMBER 221 PICCADILLY 1793 
Eight volumes, engraved title page to each volume, [some also have a printed title page], rather browned internally, a little staining on the inner margins to three of the volumes, one signature loose in Volume 4, contemporary full tan calf, raised bands, morocco labels, rather dry, rubbed and scuffed, spines darkened. 
Price: 125.00 GBP
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7 Blackstone, William Commentaries on the Laws of England - Eleventh edition, with the last corrections of the author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time by John Williams.
London A. Strahan & W. Woodfall 1791 
Eleventh edition, with the last corrections of the author, additions by Richard Burn, and continued to the present time by John Williams. 4 VOLUMES, one portrait frontispiece, one folding chart, a little age-browned internally, a few neat contemporary marginal notes, top edge of pages of volume 1 and bottom edge of volume 2 a little stained (affecting the contents slightly), later tan full polished calf, raised bands, red morocco labels, spines a little darkened. A good sound set. 
Price: 950.00 GBP
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Flora lusitanica, seu, Plantarum, quae in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distributarum, synopsis, Brotero, Felix de Avellar
8 Brotero, Felix de Avellar Flora lusitanica, seu, Plantarum, quae in Lusitania vel sponte crescunt, vel frequentius coluntur, ex florum praesertim sexubus systematice distributarum, synopsis
Lisbon Typographia Regia 1804 First Edition Full-Leather Good 
Published 1804 - [1805]. Two volumes, octavo, pp xviii, 607; 557, the bottom margin has been neatly cut from each title page, a tiny contemporary signature on each title page otherwise a good clean wide-margined copy, contemporary sprinkled calf, slightly worn and rubbed, the corners beginning to wear through to the boards, and one corner slightly worse than the others. [This is one of the most important publications of this remarkable botanist, now rare and sought after. Each species is presented with its taxonomic classification, a diagnosis in Latin and information on habitat, vernacular names and Latin synonyms. It has a bibliography at the end. Until the end of the 19th century it was the standard flora of Portugal.] 
Price: 250.00 GBP
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Hudibras. New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash, Butler, Samuel
9 Butler, Samuel Hudibras. New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash
London John Murray 1835 Cloth Very Good 
New edition, with notes by the Rev. Treadway Russel Nash. 2 VOLS, pp xl, 346; 403, engraved frontispiece (foxed), 2 engraved title page vignettes, contemporary dark green watered silk cloth, a small red spot on one spine, paper labels a little dull & worn, (with contemporary inscription on front endpaper - "the Rev. Dr Burney from William Nicol". With the bookplate of the garden designer and plantsman Jim Russell (designed by Felix Kelly). 
Price: 35.00 GBP
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10 Denina, Carlo Delle Rivoluzioni d'Italia Libri Venticinque di Carlo Denina. Volume terzo & quarto only (vols 3 & 4 only)
Venezia Tipografia Rosa 1817 Cloth Good 
Small thick 8vo, pp 274, 352, some foxing and browning throughout, a few creases from paper flaws, but otherwise very tight and sound internally, clothbound, a bit worn faded and marked, spine head very slightly frayed. [Carlo Giovanni Maria Denina (1731 - 1813) was an Italian historian. He was born at Revello, Piedmont, in 1731, and was educated at Saluzzo and Turin. In 1753 he was appointed to the chair of humanity at Pignerol, but he was soon compelled by the influence of the Jesuits to retire from it. In 1756 he graduated as doctor in theology, and began authorship with a theological treatise. Promoted to the professorship of humanity and rhetoric in the college of Turin, he published (1769 - 1770) his Delle revoluzioni d'Italia, the work on which his reputation is mainly founded. Collegiate honors accompanied the issue of its successive volumes, which, however, at the same time multiplied his foes and stimulated their hatred.] 
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11 Evelyn, John Terra: a philosophical discourse of earth. Relating to the culture and improvement of it for vegetation, and the propagation of plants, as it was presented to the Royal Society. A new edition with notes by A. Hunter.
London Printed By A. Ward for J. Dodsley; T. Cadell; J. Robson; T. Durham & W. Creech 1778 
One folding table, pp vi, 194, a little foxing and browning, endpapers unevenly browned, contemporary tree calf, generally rubbed and slightly worn, but sound. 
Price: 175.00 GBP
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12 Galt, John The Steam-boat
Edinburgh William Blackwood & Sons 1822 
Small 8vo, pp vi, 359, + publisher's catalogue 12pp, a good uncut copy in what might appear to be original grey boards, but I suspect they date from the 20th century, a little rubbed, joints cracking slightly, lacking a small portion at the head of the spine. SCARCE. 
Price: 100.00 GBP
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The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut, Goodrich, John
13 Goodrich, John The Civil and Executive Officers' Assistant; Containing the Forms of Bonds, Wills, Deeds, Letters of Attorney, Policies of Insurance, Releases, Wills, Writs, Pleas, as Contained in the Laws of the State of Connecticut
Hartford Hudson & Goodwin 1798 Second Edition. Full-Leather Good 
Small 8vo, pp xii,239, rather browned and foxed, head of first few pages slightly stained, a few creases, original full leather, rather scuffed and worn. 
Price: 60.00 GBP
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A New Orchard & Garden: or the Best Way for Planting, Graffing and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard: Particularly in the North etc. With the Country Housewife's Garden for Herbs of Common Use etc; also The Husbandry of Bees etc, Lawson, William (preface by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde)
14 Lawson, William (preface by Eleanour Sinclair Rohde) A New Orchard & Garden: or the Best Way for Planting, Graffing and to make any Ground good for a Rich Orchard: Particularly in the North etc. With the Country Housewife's Garden for Herbs of Common Use etc; also The Husbandry of Bees etc
London The Cresset Press 1927 Quarter vellum Good 
Facsimile reprint, a few illustrations, square octavo, pp xxvi, 116, top edge gilt, other edges uncut, very occasional light foxing, quarter vellum and boards, slightly worn and marked. Limited numbered edition of 650 copies. [William Lawson (1553/4-1635) was the vicar of Ormesby, a country parish in Yorkshire. First and foremost a religious man who carried out his clerical duties most diligently, he was obviously also a keen gardener with considerable land. A man of some learning, he evidently read widely on agriculture and gardening, and his two works are also scattered with references to the classics. When he died he willed 'all my latine books & mie English books of contraversie' to his son William, which suggests that he may well have owned a relatively substantial library of books for the period. His book is a result of forty eight years experience in working a northern garden. Occasionally in the text he refers to the difficulties of this environment. He advises his fellow northerners, for instance, to 'meddle not with Apricockes nor Peaches, nor scarcely with Quinces, which will not like our cold parts'. This book can therefore be credited with being the first to deal with the northern garden.] 
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15 Loiseleur Deslongchamps, J.L.A. Flora Gallica, seu Enumeratio Plantarum in Gallia Sponte Nascentium
Paris Matthaei Migneret 1806 
Part 1 only. 12mo, pp viii, 336, contemporary paper and boards, author and title written in ink, a little soiled and rubbed, bookplate of the nurseryman Will Ingwersen. 
Price: 50.00 GBP
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16 Moore, John A Journal During a Residence in France, from the Beginning of August to the Middle of December, 1792. To Which is Added an Account of the Most Remarkable Events That Happened at Paris from That Time to the Death of the Late King of France.
London 1793 
2 VOLUMES. pp (4), 502 ; 617,(iii), scattered foxing, all edges marbled, contemporary half calf, panelled spines gilt, rmorocco labels, all rubbed and a little scuffed, one spine head fraying very slightly, folding map, coloured in outline, a little foxed, slight repair to one fold, neat contemporary signature on title pages, bookplate of B Haigh Allen. 
Price: 150.00 GBP
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17 Mudie, Robert The Botanic Annual ; or Familiar Illustrations of the Structure, Habits, Economy, Geography, Classification and Principal Uses of Plants. And a Short Sketch of the Coniferae.
London James Cochrane & Co, 1832 
A few text illustrations, several plates and engraved frontispiece (all foxed), pp xv,(1), 446, a little foxing thoughout, all edges gilt, endpapers foxed, in the original publisher's binding - ornate full dark green embossed leather, spine slightly worn otherwise in good condition. (The last 169 pages are devoted to Conifers - an early treatment of this group of plants). 
Price: 65.00 GBP
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The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick, Salmon, William
18 Salmon, William The Family Dictionary: or, Houshold Companion, containing cookery ..pastry .. confects...potable liquors...perfuming..husbandry..preparations Galenick and Chymick
London Rhodes, at the Star, corner of Bride Lane, Fleet Street 1710 Full-Leather Fair 
Fourth edition. (full title reads - "COOKERY in dressing flesh, fowl, fish, herbs, roots making sawces etc; PASTRY making pyes, pasties, puddings, pancakes, cheesecakes, custards, tansies etc; CONFECTS candies, conserves, preserves, creams, gellies, pickles etc; POTABLE Liquors as ale, beer, mum, mead, cider, perry, rape, English wines, chocolet, coffer, tea etc; PERFUMING sweet balls, pouders, pomanders, essences, sweet waters, beautifying washes etc; HUSBANDRY, as it relates to the improvement of our barren and waste lands, manufactures etc; PREPARATIONS Galenick and Chymick relating to physickand chirurgery, as cordial waters, spirits, tinctures, elixirs, syrups, ponders, electuaries, pills, oils, balsams, cerecloths and emplasters, fitted for curing mist diseases incident to men, women and children". 8vo, pp (12), 560, browned and a bit used throughout, the t.p. & preface pages frayed at the margins, rear hinge cracking, rear e.p. marked and tender, front endpapers replaced (probably nineteenth century), contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, upper and lower joints cracking though sound, spine worn and lacking most of its surface, lacking the label. [An unsophisticated copy of a rare work. William Salmon (1644 1713) - an empiric doctor, advertising himself as "Professor of Physick - , was a writer of medical texts that savor to the modern eye of quackery. "Prolific but somewhat disreputable" - Knight and Eddy.] 
Price: 500.00 GBP
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19 Southey, Robert The Life of Nelson
London John Murray, Publisher to the Admiralty and to the Board of Longitude 1813 
First edition, with three pages of advertisements at the end of Volume 1, and page 258 mis-numbered in Volume 2. Two volumes bound in one, two frontispieces, 12mo, pp viii, 253, (3); viii, 280, slightly weak internally, staining to the first few pages of volume one, then minor staining to the lower margin of the next few pages, tear to page 207/208 and slight adhesion damage to pages 207/212, with very slight loss of text, bound in contemporary green half calf and marbled boards, rubbed, spine head a little pulled. 
Price: 185.00 GBP
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A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick  (Two Volumes), Sterne, Laurence
20 Sterne, Laurence A Sentimental Journey Through France and Italy, by Mr Yorick (Two Volumes)
London A. Millar & J. Hodges 1782 Full-Leather Fair 
Two volumes, 12mo, pp 159; 159, a little aging and dustiness throughout, the first volume contains an early and probably contemporary indistinct signature on the front endpaper, and also the signature of Michael Maguire, 1955. Contemporary full calf, rubbed, spines rather worn and lacking the morocco title-labels, joints cracked, upper cover of volume one detached. 
Price: 40.00 GBP
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