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TEMPLE, SIR WILLIAM, 1st. Baronet. SWIFT, JONATHAN, edited by. THE WORKS OF SIR WILLIAM TEMPLE, BART. IN FOUR VOLUMES. To which is prefixed The Life and Character of the Author.  Printed for G. Hamilton and J. Balfour, A. Kincaid and A. Donaldson, L. Hunter, W. Gordon, J. Yale, and C. Wright; and for A. Stalker, at Glasgow.  1754.
8vo, in fours. 5 x 8 inches. Vol. I, xxxix + [i] + 488 pp.; Vol. II, [vi] + 493 pp.; Vol. III, 533 pp.; Vol. IV, vi + 623 pp. Additional half titles, including Letters Written by Sir William Temple . . and Published by Jonathan Swift (Vols. III-IV), but pagination and register continuous. Letters written in French, Spanish and Latin have English translation in double columns.Bound in original calf; spines in compartments with raised bands decorated gilt, with contrasting morocco title labels, gilt. All edges red, darkened on top edges. Small lower margin tears, Vol. I, Y3-4, not affecting text. Extremities a little worn and occasional foxing; otherwise a very good crisp set. Armorial bookplate of Sir Henry Craik, Bt., P.C., K.C.B.
Sir William Temple (1628–99) was an English diplomat and author. Jonathan Swift was his secretary for various periods after 1689 and helped to prepare his letters and memoirs for publication. Temple's essay, on Ancient and Modern Learning (1690), precipitated the famous ‘ancients versus moderns’ controversy, which caused Swift to write The Battle of the Books (1697). Temple's style in his personal essays was long considered a model of balanced and polished prose. Vol. I contains his Observations upon the United Provinces of the Netherlands and his Memoirs of the European War, 1672-79. Vol. II has the three parts of his Miscellanea, including essays on Northern Europe in 1671, on Gardening, on the Cure of the Gout, on Health and Long Life and the Essay upon Ancient and Modern Learning. Vols. III-IV print the letters written by and to Temple, including to Charles II and the Prince of Orange and the ministers of state of Europe. Vol. IV concludes with Temple’s An Introduction to the History of England. The first edition, in folio, was published in 1720. This set is from the Library of Sir Henry Craik, 1st baronet (1846-1927), Scottish Unionist politician. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £200.00 [Stock No. 25118]

OWEN, HAROLD. JOURNEY FROM OBSCURITY. WILFRED OWEN 1893 - 1918. MEMOIRS OF THE OWEN FAMILY. I. CHILDHOOD; II. YOUTH; III. WAR. In 3 Vols.  Oxford University Press. 1963-65.
THREE VOLUMES. FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xiii + [i] + 274 pp.; Vol. II, ix + [i] + 292 pp.; Vol. III, xi + [i] + 263 pp. Illustrated by 25 pages of black and white plates, including 3 frontispieces. Bound in original red cloth, gilt, with contrasting black title labels, gilt, on spines, in dust wrappers, which have light edge wear (Vols. I-II, spines faded; Vol. II price clipped). A little foxing, confined to edges but otherwise a very good set.
First edition of the three volume biography of the soldier poet, Wilfred Owen (1893-1918), which is also the autobiography of his younger brother, Harold (1897-1971) , who served as a naval officer during the First World War. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £85.00 [Stock No. 25116]

RUNCIMAN, STEVEN. A HISTORY OF THE CRUSADES. 3 VOLS. VOLUME I, THE FIRST CRUSADE and the Foundation of the Latin Kingdom of Jerusalem. VOLUME II, THE KINGDOM OF JERUSALEM and the Frankish East 1100-1187. VOLUME III, THE KINGDOM OF ACRE and the Later Crusades.  At The University Press. 1951-54.
THREE VOLUMES. 8vo. 5.75 x 8.75 inches. Vol. I, xiii + [i] + 376 + [1] pp.; Vol. II, xi + [i] + 522 + [1] pp.; Vol. III, xi + [i] + 529 + [1] pp. Title pages in red and black.Illustrated by 33 black and white plates, including 3 frontispieces, 15 maps in text, including some whole page and some in red and black (Vol. I only), one folding map and one folding genealogical table (Appendix III). Decorated by publisher’s devices, in red, on title pages. Bound in original maroon cloth, gilt, in dust wrappers, with a little edge wear. (Vol. I spine sunned and chipped).
First edition of the classic three volume narrative history of the Crusades by Sir Steven Runciman (1903-2000), also renowned as a Byzantine scholar. Runciman, educated at Eton and Cambridge, also served in Sofia, Cairo, Istanbul and Athens, before returning to England in 1947 to work as an independent scholar. THIS IS A LARGE AND HEAVY SET WHICH WILL INCUR SHIPPING COSTS ABOVE THE DEFAULT RATE QUOTED BY ABE. PLEASE CONTACT US DIRECTLY IF YOU WOULD LIKE A QUOTATION FOR POSTAGE BEFORE ORDERING. £85.00 [Stock No. 25115]

FULLARTON, WILLIAM. A View of the English Interests in India; and an Account of the Military Operations in the Southern Parts of the Peninsula, during the Campaigns of 1782, 1783, and 1784. In two Letters; Addressed to the Right Honourable the Earl of *********, and to Lord Macartney and the Select Committee of Fort St. George. The Second Edition.  T. Cadell; Edinburgh, W. Creech,  1787.
8vo., 8.5 x 5.5 inches. Contemporary tree calf gilt, red morocco label. Folding engraved plate of the Order of Battle of the British Forces in the Southern Provinces of India in 1783 bound at the rear.
FULLARTON, William.[1754-1808] raised his own regiment which was despatched to the Cape only to see their design on the Dutch colony foiled by prior arrival of French reinforcements. Redirected to India, they joined the campaign against Haidar Ali. He was gazetted a colonel in the army of the HEIC, and in 1782 suppressed the Kollars of Madura and captured Karur and Dindigul. In May 1783 he assumed general command of forces in the southernmost part of the Carnatic, invading Mysore and taking Dharapuram, Palghat, and Coimbatore. Further feats of arms were forestalled by the peace patched up with Tipu, who had succeeded his father, Haidar. Throughout the campaign Fullarton showed high abilities; James Mill praised him as the first British commander to look after his commissariat and organize intelligence. On his return home he published the present work in support of his attempt to recoup the £20,000 he claimed to have spent in India, after some ten years he succeeded in getting back nearly £16,000. He went on to become Governor of Trinidad before returning to his native Fife in Scotland. £650.00 [Stock No. 25109]

JUDICIAL MURDER AND SORCERY IN TRINIDAD. FULLERTON, WILLIAM. [A LETTER] TO FIELD MARTIAL H. R. H. THE DUKE OF YORK. AN APPARENTLY UNRECORDED BROADSIDE. Wilsons, Printers Scotland. 15 June 1807.
Broadside letter to the Duke of York concerning the Colonel Picton’s celebrated torture and murder trial over events in Trinidad.Double sided folio sheet 15 x 9 inches, traces of old folds, otherwise in fine condition.
I can find no trace of this rare broadside in STC or Copac. Very rare. William Fullerton was appointed first commissioner for the government of the island of Trinidad. The commission appointed for Trinidad consisted of Fullarton, Captain Samuel Hood of the Royal Navy, and Lieutenant-Colonel Thomas Picton, who had ruled the island since its capture by Sir Ralph Abercromby in 1797. When Fullarton asked for an account of all the criminal proceedings which had taken place in the island since Picton had been there, Picton resigned in disgust. Fullarton persisted in his inquiries, and the result of them was the trial of Picton for inflicting torture on a Spanish girl, Luisa Calderon, to extort a confession from her. This trial caused a public sensation in England. In February 1806, Picton was found guilty. Seven of the Twenty-nine Persons charge as unlawfully executed by order of Governor Picton, suffered under suspicion of Sorcery and Poisioning by means of Charms - one of them was burned alive. £350.00 [Stock No. 25108]

TRINIDAD. TRIALS. PICTON, SIR THOMAS. TWO WORKS IN ONE VOLUME. THE TRIAL OF GOVERNOR T. PICTON, FOR INFLICTING THE TORTURE OF LOUISA CALDERON, A FREE MULATTO, AND ONE OF HIS BRITANNIC MAJESTY’S SUBJECTS, IN THE ISLAND OF TRINIDAD. Tried before Lord Chief Justice Ellenborough and a special jury and found guilty. Taken in Short-Hand during the Proceedings on the 24th of February, 1806. [Bound with:] PICTON, THOMAS. EVIDENCE TAKEN AT PORT OF SPAIN, ISLAND OF TRINIDAD, IN THE CASE OF LUISA CALDERON, UNDER A MANDAMUS ISSUED BY THE COURT OF KING’S BENCH, AND DIRECTED TO THE LIEUTENANT-GOVERNOR; WITH A LETTER ADDRESSED TO SIR SAMUEL HOOD, K.B. Late on of the Commissioners for the Government of that Colony: On the scandalous indefensible Means employed by wicked Incendiaries,to influence Justice, by corrupting the Public Opinion, in a Trial of Importance pending before the Court of King’s Bench; with an Abstract of the Trial of the Spanish Mulatress, Luisa Calderon, for a Conspiracy to rob her Master and Keeper, Pedro Ruez, of 2000 Dollars, or £425. By Col. Thomas Picton, Late Governor and Captain-General of the Island. Second Edition. (London: Printed by Cox, Son, and Baylis, No. 75, Great Queen-Street, for the Author, No. 28, Edward-Street, Manchester-Square, 1806). Printed by Dewick and Clarke, Aldersgate-street, For B. Crosby and co. Stationers’-Court, Paternoster-Row; W. Jones and J. Jones, Liverpool; Mottley, Portsmouth; Legg and Martin, Gosport; Roach and Hoxland, Dock; Rogers, Gray, Hayden, and Co. Plymouth... [1806].
8vo, in fours. 5.5 x 8.25 inches. Trial, 126 pp.; Evidence, xxiv + 160 pp. Illustrated by engraved frontispiece. Bound in original half morocco over cloth, gilt. Extremities worn, including head and tail of spine and front hinges cracked. Some foxing and browning, but otherwise a very good copy.
Two works relating to a notorious early nineteenth century trial in which Sir Thomas Picton (1758-1815) was accused, while Governor of Trinidad (1797-1803), of allowing torture to be used to extract a confession from a young free mulatto woman, Luisa Calderon, a suspect in a case of theft. He argued that this was permissible under Spanish law, applicable in the island, which had been captured from Spain in 1797, and had become a British Colony. Picton was found guilty in the first trial in 1806 but in the retrial of 1808 the verdict was reversed and he went on to have a distinguished military career in the Peninsula, before becoming the most senior British officer to fall at Waterloo. In fact, Picton had been arrested and sent home accused of a number of misdemeanours, including cruelty to practitioners of West Indian magic and healing, severity to slaves and the execution of suspects, possibly under martial law. He was charged, however, only with the Luisa Calderon case and as this transcript of the 1806 relates, found guilty. Those who supported him claimed that the picketing procedure (illustrated in the frontispiece) was not Spanish torture, but a British army cavalry punishment, Calderon being subjected to one session of over fifty and one of over twenty minutes. In the second work, Picton himself presents transcripts of a number of Court Sessions held by order of the Lieutenant-Governor, at Port of Spain, 1804-05, providing a very detailed account of the proceedings against Calderon, with numerous witness statements and including testimonies in favour of Picton and his governorship of the island. Two very scarce titles. £750.00 [Stock No. 25104]

TRINIDAD AND SPAIN 2 VOLUMES BOUND TOGETHER SPAIN. [HOWARD, SIR DOUGLAS], attributed to. TRINIDAD. MARRYAT, JOSEPH. THE CRISIS OF SPAIN Second Edition. [Bound with:] MARRYAT, JOSEPH. THE SUBSTANCE OF A SPEECH DELIVERED BY JOSEPH MARRYAT, ESQ. IN THE HOUSE OF COMMONS, UPON MR. HUME’S MOTION FOR APPOINTING A COMMISSION OF ENQUIRY ON THE STATE OF THE ISLAND OF TRINIDAD. (London: Printed by W. Hughes, Maiden Lane, Covent Garden, 1823). John Murray, Albemarle Street.  1823.
8vo. 5.5 x 8.5 inches. [Howard], [ii] + 81 + [i] pp.; Marryat, xii + 115 pp. Bound in original half red morocco over marbled boards, gilt. Some wear to extremities and spine faded; otherwise a very good copy.
The Crisis of Spain was published anonymously, but is attributed to Sir Douglas Howard, 3rd baronet (1776-1861), soldier rising to the rank of general, and colonial administrator. He served in Spain in 1812, the date of the Spanish Constitution described in the text. The Congress system was set up after the Congress of Vienna, 1815, with the great powers meeting periodically to regulate the affairs of Europe. The Congress of Verona, 1822, was dominated by the crisis in Spain with France demanding the right to intervene by military force to crush a revolt against the reactionary monarch in Spain, the current rulers of both countries being Bourbons. Britain, represented by Wellington, refused to countenance any attempt to interfere in the internal affairs of Spain. The other powers supported the French invasion of Spain and Britain withdrew from the Congress system, which soon collapsed. Sir Joseph Marryat (1757-1824) was a West India merchant who served as agent for Trinidad, c.1807- 15. He was an ardent abolitionist and a frequent speaker in the Commons, and a writer of polemical pamphlets. In this title, Marryat provides a critique of British colonial policy as applied the Trinidad, which had been captured from Spain in 1797 and made a British colony. Spanish laws, however, still applied on the island and this was a grievance which had caused the inhabitants to petition the Commons. Particularly at issue were Spanish commercial and land law and the use of torture against the free, as opposed to slave, inhabitants. Marryat refers briefly to the notorious torture case against Governor Picton, supporting him on the grounds that Picton was merely using an old British cavalry punishment rather than Spanish torture. Marryat is, however, chiefly concerned with a sustained criticism of the policies of Governor, Sir Ralph James Woodford (1784-1828), Governor 1812. -28. Again it is the system of continuing Spanish laws that concern him, but he also attacks the costs of Woodford’s infrastructure projects, especially in improving roads, including the streets of the capital. Two scarce titles. £350.00 [Stock No. 25103]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE PERSONALITY OF WILLIAM HARVEY. By Geoffrey Keynes M.A., M.D. Pembroke College F.R.C.S. Eng., Emeritus Surgeon, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. The Linacre Lecture delivered at St John’s College, Cambridge on 6th May 1949. At The University Press.  1949.
Small 8vo. 5 x 7.75 inches. inches. 48 pp. Illustrated by 8 plates and by facsimile in text. Bound in the original cloth, gilt, with blind stamping, in price clipped dust wrapper with foxing of spine, slight edge wear and chips at head of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
A brief biographical account of Harvey, based around his portraits. Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer, published his study of The Portraiture of William Harvey also in 1949, and later wrote the most complete and definitive biography of Harvey (1966, reissued with corrections, 1978). £20.00 [Stock No. 25076]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE PORTRAITURE OF WILLIAM HARVEY. THE THOMAS VICARY LECTURE 1948 By Geoffrey Keynes M.A., M.D. Cantab., F.R.C.S. Eng., Emeritus Surgeon, St. Bartholomew’s Hospital. With a Catalogue and Reproductions of the Pictures.  The Royal College of Surgeons Lincolns Inn Fields.  1949.
Large 8vo. 7.5 x 9.75 inches. [vi] + 42 pp. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece and by 46 images on 32 tissue-guarded plates.Bound in the original blue cloth, gilt. A little wear to extremities and spine slightly faded, otherwise a very good copy. 1955 gift inscription on first free endpaper.
Contains reproductions of all portraits of William Harvey known by 1949. Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer, later wrote the most complete and definitive biography of Harvey (1966, reissued with corrections, 1978). £35.00 [Stock No. 25075]

LIMITED EDITION OF EARLY HARVEY MANUSCRIPT. MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WHITTERIDGE, GWENETH, edited by. DE MOTV LOCALI ANIMALIUM 1627 Edited, translated and introduced by Gwenneth Whitteridge M.A., D.Phil., F.S.A. Archivist of St Bartholomew’s Hospital London. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Published for The Royal College of Physicians At The University Press 1959.
8vo. 7.75 x 10 inches. xii + 163 + [1] pp. Joint text in Latin and English. Illustrated by facsimile from British Library Sloane MS 486, serving as frontispiece. Decorated by College device on title page. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in price clipped dust wrapper in blue and red, with a little browning and staining and small edge chips; otherwise a very good copy.
‘While the De Motu Cordis was passing through the press, Harvey was writing down a series of notes for a treatise on the local movement of animals with special attention to the movement of muscle. This treatise was promised in the text of De Motu Cordis. It was probably never put into a final literary form, but these notes which came to light in the British Museum in the middle of the last century and have never before been prescribed make clear the tenor of the projected work...Mrs Whitteridge, who is Archivist of the Hospital where from 1609 to 1629 Harvey was Physician, has transcribed and edited the text. It is faced by an English translation, has full apparatus and notes, and an Introduction.’ (blurb). William Harvey (1578-1657) was born in Folkestone and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Padua, where he was awarded his MD in 1602. He became a licentiate of the College of Physicians in London in 1604 and Charles I appointed him his physician-in-ordinary in 1639. Gweneth Whitteridge (1910-93), archivist at St Bartholomew’s from 1935 and medical historian, was a distinguished Harvey scholar. This work was the first of a series of his unpublished or unavailable writings that she edited and translated. She published a biography, William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood in 1971 and a Bibliography in 1989. £60.00 [Stock No. 25074]

LIMITED EDITION OF EARLY HARVEY MANUSCRIPT. MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WHITTERIDGE, GWENETH, edited by. DE MOTV LOCALI ANIMALIUM 1627 Edited, translated and introduced by Gwenneth Whitteridge M.A., D.Phil., F.S.A. Archivist of St Bartholomew’s Hospital London. Edition limited to 1000 copies. Published for The Royal College of Physicians At The University Press 1959.
8vo. 7.75 x 10 inches. xii + 163 + [1] pp. Joint text in Latin and English. Illustrated by facsimile from British Library Sloane MS 486, serving as frontispiece. Decorated by College device on title page.Bound in original green cloth, gilt, in dust wrapper in blue and red, with spine and edges browned, some erosion of lower right edge of front and clipped at top front edge; traces of foxing on fore edge but otherwise a very good copy.
‘While the De Motu Cordis was passing through the press, Harvey was writing down a series of notes for a treatise on the local movement of animals with special attention to the movement of muscle. This treatise was promised in the text of De Motu Cordis. It was probably never put into a final literary form, but these notes which came to light in the British Museum in the middle of the last century and have never before been prescribed make clear the tenor of the projected work...Mrs Whitteridge, who is Archivist of the Hospital where from 1609 to 1629 Harvey was Physician, has transcribed and edited the text. It is faced by an English translation, has full apparatus and notes, and an Introduction.’ (blurb). William Harvey (1578-1657) was born in Folkestone and educated at the King’s School, Canterbury, Gonville and Caius College, Cambridge and the University of Padua, where he was awarded his MD in 1602. He became a licentiate of the College of Physicians in London in 1604 and Charles I appointed him his physician-in-ordinary in 1639. Gweneth Whitteridge (1910-93), archivist at St Bartholomew’s from 1935 and medical historian, was a distinguished Harvey scholar. This work was the first of a series of his unpublished or unavailable writings that she edited and translated. She published a biography, William Harvey and the Circulation of the Blood in 1971 and a Bibliography in 1989. £60.00 [Stock No. 25073]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. NEW LIGHT ON WILLIAM HARVEY.  S. Karger. 1976.
8vo. 6.5 x 9 inches. [x] + 189 pp. Illustrated by 8 text figures. In stiff card pictorial wrappers. Spine sunned and pencil ownership inscription on first free endpaper; otherwise a very good copy.
This title includes a study as to how and when Harvey arrived at his theory of the circulation of the blood. It examines the influence of Aristotle and ‘medieval revisionism,’ and includes fourteen appendices, analysing the role of his predecessors and immediate followers: ‘In short, the two primary burdens of this work are to evaluate Harvey’s biological speculations and to treat the body of his work as an organic whole.’ Walter Pagel (1898-1983) was made a Professor at the University of Heidelberg in 1931, but fled to England , where he worked as a pathologist, in 1933, becoming a medical historian in his retirement. £35.00 [Stock No. 25072]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. KEELE, KENNETH D. WILLIAM HARVEY The man, the physician, and the scientist. By Kenneth D. Keele M.D., F.R.C.P. (British Men of Science). Nelson 1965.
8vo. 5.75 x 8 inches. xi + [i] + 244 pp. Illustrated by 18 plates and by 9 text figures. Bound in original black cloth, gilt, in price clipped pictorial dust wrapper. A very good copy.
Biography of William Harvey, emphasising his achievements as a physician and scientist, by Dr. David Kenneth Keele (1909-87), specialist in the study of the heart and a medical historian. £20.00 [Stock No. 25069]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. WRIGHT, THOMAS. CIRCULATION. WILLIAM HARVEY'S REVOLUTIONARY IDEA.  Chatto and Windus. 2012.
8vo. 6.25 x 8.75 inches. xix + [i] + 246 pp. Illustrated throughout text in black and white. Decorated by half title and essay chapter heading vignettes. Bound in original black cloth, gilt in pictorial dust wrapper. A fine copy in mint condition.
This recent biography of William Harvey, shows how he drew inspiration not only from his own dissections and vivisections, but also from the world around him. and from the historical characters he encountered. It goes on to demonstrate the impact of the revolutionary nature of Harvey’s circulation theory and how it was received in his own lifetime. £20.00 [Stock No. 25068]

MEDICINE - HARVEY, WILLIAM. ANATOMICAL EXERCITATIONS, CONCERNING THE GENERATION OF LIVING CREATURES: To which are added Particular Discourses of Births, and of Conceptions, etc. By William Harvey, Doctor of Physic, and Professor of Anatomy, and Chirurgery, in the Colledge of Physicians of London. This special edition of Anatomical Exercitations, Concerning the Generation of Living Creatures By William Harvey has been privately printed for the members of The Classics of Medicine Library.  The Classics of Medicine Library Division of Gryphon Editions 333 East 38th Street. Original imprint: London, Printed by James Young, for Octavian Pulleyn, and are to be sold at his Shop at the Sign of the Rose in St. Pauls Church-yard, 1653. 1991.
8vo. 5 x 7.25 inches. [4] + [46] + 556 + [2] pp. Pagination of original irregular at end. Illustrated by portrait frontispiece. Decorated by title page, head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in black pigskin, boards decorated with gilt panels; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt with gilt titles. Marbled endpapers. All edges gilt. A fine copy.
A handsome facsimile of the first English edition of William Harvey’s second great work (after de Motu Cordis), his study of conception, pregnancy and birth, published in 1653. It was translated from the Latin of de Generatione Animalium of 1651. Harvey first examines the hen’s egg, based on the views of Aristotle, and then considers generation in deer and in humans. £45.00 [Stock No. 25067]

PRIZE BINDING. MILLER, HUGH. FOOT-PRINTS OF THE CREATOR: OR, THE ASTEROLEPSIS OF STROMNESS. With Memoir by Louis Agassiz. Adam and Charles Black; London: Hamilton, Adams, and Co.  1861.
8vo. 5.25 x 7.25 inches. lxxii + 352 pp. Illustrated by 67 wood engraved text figures. Decorated by initial.Bound in full morocco, deeply hand tooled in blind; spine in compartments with raised bands decorated by gilt and blind stamping with contrasting green title label, gilt. Marbled endpapers. Bevelled edges. All edges red. Front hinge starting to crack and light wear to extremities. occasional scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Copperplate school prize inscription, 1862, on second free endpaper.
First published in 1849, this is an examination of the early flora and vertebrates found in the fossil record of the Scottish strata. Hugh Miller of Cromarty (1802-56) was a renowned, self-taught Scottish geologist. The asterlolepsis was a Devonian placoderm fish. This edition includes a memoir of the geologist by Louis Agassiz (1807-73, Swiss-American biologist and geologist, and prefatory remarks by his wife and literary executor, Lydia Miller. In a handsomely bound prize binding. £50.00 [Stock No. 25065]

PRESENTATION COPY FROM AUTHOR. BUXTON, EDWARD NORTH. SHORT STALKS SECOND SERIES. Comprising Trips in Somaliland, Sinai, the Eastern Desert of Egypt, Crete, the Carpathian Mountains, and Daghestan. With numerous Illustrations and Maps.  Edward Stanford 26 and 27 Cockspur Street, Charing Cross, S.W. 1898.
Large 8vo. 6.75 x 9.25 inches. xi + [i] + 226 pp. Illustrated by 89 black and white photographic plates, including frontispiece and by 2 coloured folding maps of The Somali Protectorate and The Granite Range of Sinai in pockets at front and rear. Bound in original cloth, with brown titles and pictorial blocks. Patterned endpapers. Deckled edges. Spine sunned and boards age stained. Occasional scattered foxing but otherwise a very good clean interior. 1898 presentation inscription from author on half title. Armourial bookplate of W. Lee-Warner.
A well illustrated account of travel and hunting in Somaliland, Egypt and Sinai, Dagestan, the Carpathians and Crete. The first series of Short Stalks was published in 1892 . Edward North Buxton (1840-1924) was known as a conservationist for his role in helping to save Epping and Hainault Forests for public use. He was also an alpine climber and served as LIberal MP for Walthamstow, 1885-86. He presented this copy of his book to William Lee-Warner (1846-1914, author and colonial civil servant and administrator in India until 1895, when he returned to serve in the India Office and later on the Council Of India. £150.00 [Stock No. 25063]

FROM THE LIBRARY OF JOCELYN BROOKE. GERARD, JOHN. THE HERBAL OR GENERALL HISTORIE OF PLANTS... [Orchid section extracted from Gerard’s Herbal, 1636, [R5-6], S-S6, T-T5. pp. 205-219] [Contents:] Lib. 1 Of the Historie of Plants. Chap. 110. Of Dogs stones. Chap. 111. Of Fooles Stones. Chap. 112. Of Goats Stones. Chap. 113. Of Fox Stones. Chap. 114. Of Sweet Cullions. Chap. 116. Of Serapia’s Stones. Chap. 117. Of Fenny Stones. Chap. 118. Of Birds nest. Printed by Adam Islip, Joice Norton, and Richard Whitakers. 1636.
Folio. 9 x 13.5 inches. 205-229 + [1] pp. Illustrated throughout by 51 wood engravings. Decorated by endpiece vignette. 26 pages extracted from longer work in paper wrappers, in custom made portfolio case, half green morocco over marbled boards. A little foxing of edges and margins but otherwise a very good crisp copy.
The section on orchids, extracted from Gerard’s Herbal of 1636, from the library of Jocelyn Brooke (1908-66), the Kent author of the Orchid Trilogy and of The Wild Orchids of Britain (1950). £100.00 [Stock No. 25062]

SIGNED BY TED HUGHES AND VIAIR VAN VLIET. HUGHES, TED. CHIASMADON WITH A RELIEF PRINT BY VLAIR VAN VLIET AND PRINTED AT THE JANUS PRESS VERMONT FOR CHARLES SELUZICKI, POETRY BOOKSELLER. Charles Seluzicki 1977.
Square octavo, 9.5 x 7.5 inches,Original stiff blue wrappers, [12] pages, illustrated with a relief print by Claire Van Vliet, number 57 of 120 copies that were for sale. Signed by Ted Hughes and Claire Van Vliet on the colophon page. Printed by Susan Johanknecht and Claire Van Vliet at the Janus Press, West Burke, Vermont.Bound in original printed wraps, a fine copy.
£300.00 [Stock No. 25061]

ERASMUS, DESIDERIUS. SCHREVEL, CORNELIS, edited by. DESID. ERASMI ROTEROD. COLLOQUIA, cum notis, tertia parte auctoribus , et Indice novo. Accurente Corn. Schrevelio.  Apud Franciscum Hackium.  1655.
8vo. 4.75 x 7.5 inches. [10] + 677 pp. + [21] pp. index. Text in Latin.Illustrated by engraved frontispiece. Decorated by head and tailpiece vignettes and by initials. Bound in vellum with ink spine title. Extremities show some age related wear and stains. Top edge darkened and scattered foxing, but otherwise a very good copy. Number and green sealing wax trace on front pastedown.
The Colloquia of Erasmus, a work of Christian Humanism was first published in 1518 and expanded in twelve new editions by 1533. It consists of some fifty individual colloquies, or formal dialogues, on a variety of subjects, all written in a gentle humorous style. This 1655 Leiden edition was edited by Cornelis Schrevel (1608-64), was a physician and scholar, born in Haarlem, and head of the college faculty of the University of Leiden after 1642. £200.00 [Stock No. 25060]

 

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