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PHILLIPS, C. A. and CANE, R. CLAUDE. THE SPORTING SPANIEL.  ‘Our Dogs’ Publishing Co. Ltd., 10, Gore Street, Piccadilly. 1906.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 6 x 8.75 inches. [x] + 146 pp. Illustrated by 28 black and white plates, by sepia frontispiece and by folding table. Bound in original green cloth, gilt, with coloured block on front board. Some light foxing and browning, but otherwise a very good copy. Armorial bookplate of Myles C. Radford and another signature on verso of first free endpaper.
The book covers the origins of the sporting spaniel and field trials, with individual chapters devoted to eight different breeds, including Water, Springer, Cocker and Clumber spaniels. £60.00 [Stock No. 25122]

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]

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]

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. 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]

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]

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]

HUGHAN, WILLIAM JAMES. THE OLD CHARGES OF BRITISH FREEMASONS. [Spine title:] OLD MASONIC CHARGES. With Valuable Appendices. Illustrated with Fac-similes of portions of ‘Antiquity MS.,’ and the ‘York MSS.’ of A.D. 1693 and A.D. 1704. A Preface by The Rev. A. F .A. Woodford, M.A. (Rector of Swillington, Leeds.).  Simpkin, Marshall, and Co., Stationers’ Hall Court. Truro: William Lake, Boscawen Street. Philadelphia: Charles Eugene Meyer, 722, Arch Street. 1872.
4to. 7.5 x 10 inches. xviii + 90 + [2] pp. All text in red borders.Illustrated by 3 facsimile plates, including frontispiece and one double page. Decorated by endpiece vignettes. Bound in original brown cloth, gilt with decorated borders on boards. Extremities worn with chips at head and tail of spine; otherwise a very good copy.
Reprints, with some facsimiles, of early British Masonic documents, including charges and constitutions. William James Hughan (1841-1911) was a Cornish Mason , a member of two Truro lodges and later an honorary member of many home and overseas lodges and organisations. A second edition was published in 1895. £85.00 [Stock No. 25057]

RARE SERIES OF VIEWS OF BRITAIN’S MOST REMOTE ISLAND. BELLASIS, GEORGE HUTCHINS. VIEWS IN SAINT HELENA  Printed by John Tyler, Rathbone Place. The Plates printed by W.B. McQueen 72 Norman Street London 1815.
Large oblong folio, title and dedication [to the Duke of Wellington] + 3 pp. list of subscribers [which number 264 in all] + 2pp introduction + 6 fine hand-coloured aquatint plates drawn by Bellasis and finely engraved by Havell, each with one sheet letterpress text.Bound in the original card wrappers, as issued, the upper wrapper has a printed title ‘Views in St Helena’ within a decorative typographic border. Verso of wrappers conserved with Japanese tissue, and re-backed with matching cloth spine.
These fine plates are of the utmost rarity, with less than 300 sets subscribed. It is doubtful if there were more than that number issued. The execution of both the plates and colouring is very fine. This set retains the original printed wrappers. These are perhaps the most splendid of all the views of Saint Helena, one of the most remote islands in the world. £3,000.00 [Stock No. 25053]

FREEMASONRY. R. S. JACHIN AND BOAZ; OR, AN AUTHENTIC KEY TO THE DOOR OF FREE-MASONRY, BOTH ANCIENT AND MODERN. Calculated not only for the Instruction of every New-made Mason; but also for the Information of all who intend to become Brethren...Illustrated with A Beautiful Frontispiece of the Regalia, Jewels, and Emblematical Ornaments belonging to Masonry, and An Accurate Plan of the Drawing on the Floor of a Lodge. Interspersed with Variety of Notes and Remarks, Necessary to explain and render the Whole clear to the meanest Capacity. To which is now added, A New and Accurate List of all the English Regular Lodges in the World, according to their Seniority, with the Dates of each Constitution, and Days of Meeting. By a Gentleman belonging to the Jerusalem Lodge; a frequent Visitor at the Queen’s Arms, St. Paul’s Church-Yard; the Horn, in Fleet-street; Crown and Anchor, Strand; and the Salutation, Newgate-street. A New Edition, greatly Enlarged and Improved.  Printed for W. Nicoll, at No. 51, St. Paul’s Church-Yard; and E. Newbery, the Corner of Ludgate-Street. 1790.
8vo. 5.75 x 9 inches. vi + 50 + 12 pp. Lacks G3, pp. 47-48. Illustrated by engraved plate on verso of front wrapper and by plan in text. Pamphlet in plain front wrapper. Deckled edges. Grimed and worn edges, some foxing and water stains on lower margins, not affecting the text.
The Advertisement on p. v is signed R. S. and the frontispiece plate is dated 1776. A guide to the practice and ceremonies of masonry, including the opening of a lodge, initiation of apprentices and the instalment of a Master. It includes anthems, odes and songs and a world list of lodges, chronologically arranged from Time immemorial and then from 1721-89. This edition is rare and ESTC lists only the British Library copy. Jachin and Boaz were the names of the two entrance pillars of King Solomon’s Temple. First published in 1763, this was a popular title with many later editions, including publication in Dublin, Philadelphia and New York. This copy has one page of songs removed. £75.00 [Stock No. 25052]

TEICHMAN DERVILLE, M. THE LEVEL AND THE LIBERTY OF ROMNEY MARSH, IN THE COUNTY OF KENT. An Enquiry into the Origin, History, and Present State of the two Reputed Corporations known as The Lords, Bailiff and Jurats of Romney Marsh (The Level of Romney Marsh) and The Bailiff, Jurats and Commonalty of Romney Marsh (The Liberty of Romney Marsh) With some account of their Ancient Courts and Early Forms of Land Drainage Administration.  Headley Brothers Invicta Press. 1936.
FIRST EDITION, tall 8vo. 10 x 6.5 inches, 152 pp. with folding map and photographic illustrations.Original blue cloth, gilt, a fine copy.
A very good copy of this scarce work on the 'fifth quarter of the globe.' Scholarly account of the early history, administration, courts and land drainage. A fundamental work on the history of the Romney Marshes £40.00 [Stock No. 25049]

SIGNED BY TED HUGHES. HUGHES, TED. ADAM AND THE SACRED NINE WITH A DRAWING BY LEONARD BASKIN Rainbow Press 1978.
First edition, Square 8vo, 8 x 6.25 inches, frontispiece illustration by Leonard Baskin + 65 pp. Bound in original full blue calf gilt by Gray of Cambridge, top edge gilt, designed and printed at the Rampant Lions Press by Will Carter, fine printing on handmade paper, a fine copy in fine blue cloth slipcase as issued.
This fine edition was limited to 200 copies of which this is number 122, signed by Ted Hughes on the colophon page. £300.00 [Stock No. 25048]

SIGNED BY TED HUGHES. HUGHES, TED. ORTS WITH A DRAWING BY LEONARD BASKIN Rainbow Press 1978.
First edition, Square 8vo, 8 x 6.25 inches, frontispiece illustration by Leonard Baskin + 65 pp. Bound in original full black calf gilt by Zaehnsdorf, top edge gilt, printed at the John Roberts Press London, set in Bodoni types and printed on Italian handmade paper, a fine copy in fine black cloth slipcase as issued.
This fine edition was limited to 200 copies of which this is number 11, signed by Ted Hughes on the colophon page. £300.00 [Stock No. 25047]

KEYNES, GEOFFREY. THE LIFE OF WILLIAM HARVEY.   At the Clarendon Press. 1966.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. xviii + 483 pp. Illustrated by colour frontispiece and by 32 pages of black and white plates. Decorated by publisher’s device on title page. Bound in original maroon cloth with contrasting blue title label, gilt. A little wear to extremities, but otherwise a very good copy.
First edition of the most complete and definitive account, by Sir Geoffrey Langdon Keynes (1887-1982), surgeon, medical and literary biographer, and bibliographer. £20.00 [Stock No. 25046]

MUNRO, H. H. ('SAKI'). THE UNBEARABLE BASSINGTON.  John Lane, The Bodley Head. 1912.
FIRST EDITION. 8vo. 313 + [1] pp. Decorated by device on title page.Bound in original half morocco, gilt, over orange cloth boards; spine in compartments with raised bands, decorated gilt. Patterned endpapers. A little wear to extremities and browning and occasional light foxing of edges; otherwise a very good copy. Pictorial bookplate of Arthur Stuart Beazley.
Finely bound first edition of a short novel by H. H. Munro (1870-1916), the great satirist of Edwardian life and society. £60.00 [Stock No. 25044]

 

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