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19506 ABERCROMBIE, John. INQUIRIES CONCERNING THE INTELLECTUAL POWERS AND THE INVESTIGATION OF TRUTH. Seventh edition, Edinburgh: Waugh and Innes, 1837. 8vo, (168x105mm), xx,474p. some spotting. Contemporary full black morocco, blind tooled, originally bound for Hatchards, very slightly worn at the head of the spine and the rear joint repaired at the tail. The monograph for which Abercrombie is best known and which concerns the intellectual and moral nature of man, it went into numerous editions and in 1860 was introduced as a textbook at Calcutta University. This edition includes the additions made to the fifth edition of 1835 which chiefly relate to delirium, memory, dreaming, somnambulism, insanity, idiocy, and spectral illusions. Although his books reflected the influence of Reid, Brown, and Dugald Stewart, they have been accused of not demonstrating any original thinking and Lord Cockburn rather scathingly commented that his ‘fame might have stood higher had he published fewer books.’ £40.00

6447 ALLEN, J.A. PRELIMINARY LIST OF WORKS AND PAPERS RELATING TO THE MAMMALIAN ORDERS CETE & SIRENIA (1495-1840). Reprinted. Hythe: A.D. Lilly, 1977. 500 copies, 8vo, [ii]+(399-)562+[12]p. several leaves creased. Original printer wrappers, slightly soiled. A scarce bibliography on whales & seals reprinted from the Bulletin of the United States Geological and Geographical Survey of the Territories, volume VI 1881. £3.00

16036 (ARITHMETIC) ARITHMETICAL TABLES FOR THE USE OF SCHOOLS. New York: printed and sold by S. Wood at the Juvenile Book-Store, 357 Pearl Street, 1813. 32mo, (96x80mm), 24p. wood-engraving on the title, lacking most of pages 9 & 10, browned throughout and with some fraying of the fore-margin. Original wrappers, worn, a piece of the surface of the front cover torn off with slight loss of the printing. Previous owner's signatures: Johnathan Thompson year 1822, and with the name of Miss Mary Thompson Her book 1819 overscored on the inside of the front wrapper; and M. Thompson her book, overscored on the inside of the rear cover, but with a small drawing of a flower and 'her Book' below and unscored. The rear wrapper carrying a list of the publisher's mathematical and arithmetical books. £15.00

19245 ASSOCIATED BRIDGE BUILDERS. THE SEVERN BRIDGE SUPERSTRUCTURE. Birmingham: printed at the Kynoch Press, 1966. 4to, (304x245mm), 93p. numerous photographs, drawings and a large folding plan. Original cloth, lettered in white. A typically handsome piece of work from the Kynoch Press in this case to commemorate the opening of the Severn Bridge. '... the major part of the book is designed to be a record of the actual building of the superstructure of this suspension bridge.' £35.00

13329 AUSTEN, John. HISTORICAL NOTES ON OLD SHEFFIELD DRUGGISTS. Also including a supplement containing an account of the John Austen Collection by Agnes Lothian, and a short memoir of the author by J.M. & D. Austen. Sheffield: J.W. Northend, 1961. 8vo (248x152mm), xviii,116p. illustrations. A good copy in original cloth. £10.00

11688 AUSTIN, William. A TREATISE ON THE ORIGIN AND COMPONENT PARTS OF THE STONE IN THE URINARY BLADDER. Being the substance of the Gulstonian Lectures read at the College of Physicians in the year 1790. London: printed by W. Bulmer for G. Nicol, 1791. 8vo, (236x146mm), [(3-)6],123,[1 errata leaf]. Near-contemporary half red morocco over original boards, head and tail of the backstrip and corner tips slightly rubbed. Armorial bookplate of Kinnaird. (Isaac `checklist' in William Bulmer, the fine printer in context  33) Most of the copies recorded by Estc lack the errata and notes the errata leaf, bound here at the end, as being placed at the start, so this copy is perhaps not lacking a half-title. £120.00

12989 BLANCHARD, J. Richardson & Harald OSTVOLD. LITERATURE OF AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH. Berkeley & Los Angeles: University of California Press, 1958. 8vo (240x155mm), x,231p. An ex-library copy in original cloth. £3.00

11831 BOARD OF AGRICULTURE ADDITIONAL APPENDIX TO THE OUTLINES OF THE FIFTEENTH CHAPTER OF THE GENERAL REPORT OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. ON THE SUBJECT OF MANURES. London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1796. 4to, (260x212mm), [2],(3-)7,[1],41,[1],20,68p. Unbound as issued stab-sewn through the inner margin. Six reports by George Fordyce, William Cullen, John Ingen-Housz, James Headrick, Dr. Guuthrie, and Richard Crawahay. We suspect this copy lacks a contents leaf following the title. £75.00

11936 BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. COMMUNICATIONS TO THE BOARDS OF AGRICULTURE; on subjects relative to the husbandry, and internal improvements of the country. Volumes I; II; III part I only; IV; V part I; V part II.  London: printed by W. Bulmer for George Nicol; and sold by Robinson; G. Sewell; [replaced by Wilkie and Robinson; & Asperne from vol.4] Cadell and Davies; W. Creech, Edinburgh; and J. Archer, Dublin. 1797-1807. 4to, (295x233mm), 93 engraved plates (including 1 unnumbered plate and including 3 hand-coloured and several folding plates)  and 1 folding table, plates 40 to 52 of vol.1 duplicated. The separate title to parts 3&4 of vol.1 present, 21 blank leaves bound in at the end of vol.3 pt 1. Untrimmed and partly unopened in original blue paper boards, paper spine partly lacking on 3 volumes but all the original printed back-labels present, joints and edges rubbed. Early owner's signature of W. Borrow, No 13 Vere Street on the front cover of vol.1. £275.00

11934 BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. REPORT OF THE COMMITTEE OF THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE, appointed to extract information from county reports, concerning the culture and use of potatoes. London: printed by W. Bulmer, for George Nicol; and sold by Robinson; Sewell; and Cadell and Davies; William Creech, Edinburgh; and John Archer, Dublin, 1795. 4to, (287x225mm), viii,[2],177p. 7 engraved plates (1 double-page & 1 folding), some slight dust-spotting and marginal tears in the fore-margin of the first few leaves. Entirely as issued, untrimmed and unopened and stab-sewn in original self wrappers. £125.00

17315 BUCK & HICKMAN (Toolmakers). GENERAL CATALOGUE OF TOOLS & SUPPLIES for all mechanical trades. London: Buck & Hickman, 2-8 Whitechapel Road, 1958. Roy.8vo, (210x158mm), lx,1275 p. profusely illustrated, a small tear in the title-page gutter. Original red cloth, gilt lettered, covers slightly spotted. Printed in Gloucester by John Bellows, a huge catalogue of all manner of craftsmen's hand and mechanical tools, with descriptions, specifications and prices. £10.00

11606 BUCKNALL, Thomas Skip Dyot. THE ORCHARDIST: or, a system of close pruning and medication, for establishing the science of orcharding, as patronized by The Society for the Encouragement of Arts, Manufactures, and Commerce,... Extracted from the 11th [-] 14th vols. of the Society's Transactions, with additions. London: printed by William Bulmer and Co and sold by G. and W. Nicol, 1805. 8vo, (218x137mm), [iv],122p. title page pretty spotted and some light spotting thereafter. Modern cloth. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer, the fine printer in context109) £145.00

13468 CAYZER, T.S. ONE THOUSAND ARITHMETICAL TESTS or, the examiner's assistant; specially adapted, by a novel arrangement of the subject, for examination purposes; but also suited for general use in schools. Fifth edition, London: Griffith and Farran, 1849 8vo, (177x118mm), 57,[1]p +2p publisher's adverts, with 8 pages of ruled paper bound in, dated in ms 1874 and carrying various exercises in pencil. Original blind-blocked bead grain cloth, some fading and the joints and edges a little rubbed, some ms notes, in ink, on mathematical formulae on the front and rear pastedown endleaves. The imprint notes that the publishers of this textbook still feel it beneficial to style themselves as the successors to Newbery and Harris but in this edition also note that it is printed from stereotype plates. £25.00

12484 CHAMBERS. CHAMBERS'S INFORMATION FOR THE PEOPLE. Fifth edition, Part 10. Contents: the fruit-garden, arboriculture, the horse, cattle-dairy husbandry. London & Edinburgh: W. & R. Chambers, [1872]. 4to (257x175mm), pages 577-649, 28 wood-engravings, 2 leaves crudely opened. Original printed wrappers, slightly worn at the head and tail of the backstrip. £10.00

8710 CHAUNDY, T.W., P.R. BARRETT & Charles BATY THE PRINTING OF MATHEMATICS. Aids for authors and editors and rules for compositors and readers at the University Press, Oxford. Oxford: University Press, 1954. 8vo, (235x155 mm), xii,110p. 5 plates and 4 text illustrations together with numerous setting examples. An ex-library copy with pin-hole stamp in the title and several small rubber-stamps, in original cloth, blind ownership stamp on the front cover. £25.00

12280 CHRISTIES. [AUCTION CATALOGUE] NATURAL HISTORY. London: Christies, 11 Nov., 1998. 4to, 214p. 208 lots, numerous colour illustrations. Fine copy in original wrappers. £5.00

12341 CHRISTIES. [AUCTION CATALOGUE] NATURAL HISTORY. London: Christies, 19 Nov., 1998. 4to, 192p. 160 lots, numerous colour illustrations. Fine copy in original wrappers. £5.00

12281 CHRISTIES. [AUCTION CATALOGUE] NATURAL HISTORY. London: Christies, 17 Mar., 1999. 4to, 238p. 176 lots, numerous colour illustrations. Fine copy in original wrappers. £5.00

12355 CHRISTIES (MOLLER). [AUCTION CATALOGUE] THE MOLLER FLORILEGIUM. London: Christie's, 17 Mar., 1999. 4to, 26p. single lot, 19 colour illustrations. Fine copy in original stiff wrappers. £5.00

19040 COBBETT, William. COTTAGE ECONOMY: containing information relative to the brewing of beer, making of bread, keeping of cows, pigs, bees, ewes, goats, poultry and rabbits, and relative to other matters deemed useful in the conducting of the affairs of a labourer's family; to which is added, instructions relative to the selecting, the cutting, and the bleaching of the plants of English grass and grain, for the purpose of making hats and bonnets. New edition, London: printed for the author and published by Charles Clement, 1824. 12mo, (193x110mm), [190]p +4p adverts, some slight browning and a small faintish stain in the tail margin of several leaves, though the stain rather larger in the tail of the title. Untrimmed in modern quarter marbled roan, marbled paper sides. 'A delightful and highly readable book which instructs English workers in how to brew their own beer, keep bees, and fatten hogs.' (DNB) £85.00

16325 CULPEPER, Nicholas. A DIRECTORY FOR MIDWIVES: or, a guide for women, in their conception, bearing, and suckling their children. [bound with] THE ENGLISH PHYSICIAN. or, a treatise of practical physic, on the diseases of women. Together 2 volumes in 1. London: printed for D. Johnston, C. Ware, R. Gray, and G. Hay, 1777. 12mo, [2],134p. large folding plate, torn; [2],201p. some ink underscoring and annotation throughout, one gathering loose but holding. Contemporary half, calf, block-printed paste paper side, though the corner tips and paper sides very worn. A rare, though late, edition; ESTC records only 6 copies of the first part and 7 of the second and notes that these two works were 'possibly issued...[together].' An assumption that is supported by this copy. £350.00

16655 DICKINSON, R.E. & O.J.R. HOWARTH. THE MAKING OF GEOGRAPHY. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1933. 8vo, (217x140mm), [8],264p. 8 plates. original cloth, slightly soiled. Bookplate of the OUP printer's Library. £3.00

16652 DUCHAUFOUR, Philippe. ECOLOGICAL ATLAS OF SOILS OF THE WORLD. New York: Masson, 1978. 8vo, (233x155mm), xiv,178p. 20 colour plates, each carrying 6 photograph images. A good copy in original cloth, endleaves replaced. £40.00

15384 DURHAM UNIVERSITY LIBRARY THE PRACTICAL ART OF MEDICINE. Early books from the Kellett Collection. Catalogue of an exhibition. Durham: Durham University Library, April-June, 1989. 4to, (297x210mm), 50p. 28 illustrations. Original quarter cloth, paper sides. £3.00

5957 DYSON, G. Malcolm. A SHORT GUIDE TO CHEMICAL LITERATURE. Second edition. London: Longmans, Green & Co., 1958. 8vo, [viii]+157p. outer margins lightly browned, otherwise a good copy in original boards, dustjacket soiled. £3.00

5307 EDWARDS, Everett E. A BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE HISTORY OF AGRICULTURE IN THE UNITED STATES. (1930) reprinted, New York: Burt Franklin, [?1976]. 8vo, (233x157mm), [2],iv,307p. A very good copy in original cloth. A facsimile reprint of the original edition of 1930. £2.00

3198 FYFFE, J.G. & R.G.W. ANDERSON. JOSEPH BLACK A BIBLIOGRAPHY. London: Science Museum, 1992. 8vo, (215x138mm), xvi,125p. An excellent copy in original paperback. £2.50

19341 GERARD, John. GERARD'S HERBALL. The essence thereof distilled by Marcus Woodward from the edition of Th. Johnson, 1636. London: Gerald Howe, 1927. Sm.4to, (264x185mm), xx,304p. engraved portrait on the title-page and numerous line illustrations of plants reproduced from the original edition, together with several headpieces, factotums, &c. Internally a very good clean copy in original buckram, the covers somewhat faded. £40.00

18447 GOULD, George M. AN ILLUSTRATED DICTIONARY OF MEDICINE BIOLOGY AND ALLIED SCIENCES. Including the pronunciation, accentuation, derivation, and definition of the terms used in medicine, anatomy, surgery, obstetrics.... and various sciences closely related to medicine...  London: Bailliere, Tindall & Cox, 1894. 4to, (256x188), 1633p. illustrations. Original half morocco, cloth sides, head and tail of the backstrip and corner tips rubbed, marbled endleaves, bookplate and rubber-stamp (at the head of the title) of the Society of Apothecaries. £35.00

11851 GRANVILLE, A.B. AN ACCOUNT OF THE LIFE AND WRITINGS OF BARON GUYTON DE MORVEAU, F.R.S. [An off-print] From the Journal of Science and the Arts. London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1817. 8vo (203x127mm), [ii],48p. Inscribed on the title: To Sir Charles Stuart from the au[thor].' Disbound and sometime trimmed by a binder with some loss from the inscription. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context230) £75.00

11826 GREG, Thomas. A LETTER TO SIR JOHN SINCLAIR, BART. M.P. President of the Board of Agriculture; containing a statement of the system, under which a considerable farm is profitably managed in Hertfordshire. Second edition, with an appendix containing a subsequent correspondence with the President of the Board of Agriculture, explanatory of the former statement. London: printed by W. Bulmer for James Ridgway, 1810. 4to (256x208mm), 25p. 2 engraved plates, title heavily dirt-soiled and a piece torn from the head - fore corner from 3 leaves (without loss), cancel slip laid down at the head of the first text leaf, previous owner's signature at the head of the title. Side sewn in original self wrappers. (Isaac Checklist in William Bulmer, the fine printer in context234a) £65.00

16665 HACKMANN, W.D. APPLES TO ATOMS. Portraits of scientists from Newton to Rutherford [Catalogue of an exhibition]. London: National Portrait Gallery, 1986-7 Sm.4to, (246x188mm), 88p. numerous illustrations, several coloured. Original stiff wrappers. £3.00

9450 HAUGHTON, J.L. BIBLIOGRAPHY OF THE LITERATURE RELATING TO CONSTITUTIONAL DIAGRAMS OF ALLOYS. London: Institute of Metals, 1942. 8vo (215 x 140mm.), [4],163p. Original limp cloth, backstrip and edges faded. £3.00

16194 HERSCHEL, John F.W. A TREATISE ON ASTRONOMY. New edition, London: Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown, Green & Longman, 1835. 8vo, (178x112mm), viii,422,[2]p. engraved vignette title (carrying the imprint date of the 1833 edition) and printed title (this also duplicated at the end of the volume), 3 engraved plates by H. Adlard, each carrying 3 images. Original glazed calico, a little faded, rebacked preserving the original, somewhat degraded, printed back-label, ms provenance on the front free end-leaf: Moresby Hall 1835. A volume in Dionysius Lardner's Cabinet cyclopaedia. 'If you have not read Herschel in Lardner's Cyclopaedia read it directly.' (Charles Darwin to W.D. Fox.) £65.00

13519 HOLLISTER, W.T. THE SUPER SYSTEM FOR CALCULATING WEIGHTS PERCENTAGES, MONIES. Bath: W.T. Hollister, [1910?] 32mo (125x83mm), [12]p. Original sand-grain cloth, lettered in black, head and tail of the backstrip and corner tips rubbed. Printed in Bath, at the Buvington Press, by lithography from the author's manuscript. £12.00

11918 HOME, Everard. A DESCRIPTION OF THE SOLVENT GLANDS AND GIZZARDS OF THE ARDEA ARGALA, the Casuarius Emu, and the Long-Legged Casowary from New South Wales.  [An off-print[ from the Philosophical transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1813. 4to (275x208mm), 7[1 blank]p. 3 engraved plates. Disbound. £45.00

11919 HOME, Everard. EXPERIMENTS TO ASCERTAIN THE COAGULATING POWER OF THE SECRETION OF THE GASTRIC GLANDS.  [An off-print[ from the Philosophical transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1813. 4to (275x208mm), 7,[1 blank]p. Disbound. £35.00

11917 HOME, Everard. ON THE DIFFERENT STRUCTURES AND SITUATIONS OF THE SOLVENT GLANDS IN THE DIGESTIVE ORGANS OF BIRDS. according to the nature of their food and particular modes of life.  [An off-print[ from the Philosophical transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1812. 4to (274x207mm), [ii],11[1 blank]p. 7 engraved plates, slightly dust-spotted. Disbound. £50.00

11916 HOME, Everard. ON THE MODE OF BREEDING OF THE OVIVIVIPAROUS SHARK, and on the aerations of the fœtal blood in different classes of animals.  [An off-print[ from the Philosophical transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1810. 4to, (275x208mm), [2],18p. 5 folded plates, some slight dust-soiling and a small tear in the fore-margin of the title. Disbound. £40.00

15841 HURST, J.T. SPONS' ENGINEERS' TABLES for civil and mechanical engineers, builders, contractors, plumbers, etc. Twelfth edition, London: E. & F. Spon, 1926. 32mo, (44x66mm), viii,3-278p. final leaf frayed at the edges. Original cloth, edges rubbed, contained in the original clear bakelite slipcase. Blocked in gilt on the rear cover is the name, presumably, of the original owner: The Yorkshire Copper Works Ltd. Leeds. £12.00

12329 ISAAC, Peter (Editor). THE FIRST FORTY YEARS. An account of the formation and development of the British Occupational Hygiene Society 1953-1993. Derby: British Occupational Hygiene Society, 1993. Sm.4to, viii,135p. several illustrations. A fine copy in original paperback. The editor's copy with his bookplate. £15.00

15623 JEANS, H.W. HAND-BOOK FOR THE STARS: containing rules for finding the names and positions of all the stars of the first and second magnitudes. Fourth edition, revised by W.R. Martin, London: Longmans. Green, & Co., 1888. Roy.8vo, (254x160mm), viii,56p. 3 star maps (2 double-page and 1 folding) and 15 text illustrations. Original cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt, rebacked preserving the original backstrip. Revised by Commander Martin as a navigation textbook for the Royal Naval College at Greenwich as 'the growing importance of star observations in the navigation of our swift cruisers induced... a revision of Jeans' well-known handbook.' £100.00

11701 JOHNSTON, Thomas. GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTY OF TWEEDALE, with observations on the means of its improvement, Drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1794. 4to, (264x210mm), 42p. the half-title present though rather soiled, faint but noticeable stain in the fore-margin of 4 leaves, two instances of slightly scathing maginal annotation in ink. 20th century cloth, fore-edge lightly damp-spotted. (Isaac C53) £95.00

11833 JOHNSTON, Thomas. GENERAL VIEW OF THE AGRICULTURE OF THE COUNTY OF SELKIRK, with observations on the means of its improvement. Drawn up for the consideration of the Board of Agriculture and Internal Improvement. London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1794. 4to, (245x194mm), 50p. folding map. half-title slightly soiled. Disbound. (Isaac checklist in William Bulmer, the fine printer in contextC52) £95.00

17983 [JUNOR, John]. FOOTPRINTS ON THE SANDS OF TIME. The story of the house of Livingstone 1863-1963. Edinburgh & London: Livingstone, 1963. 8vo, (230x160mm), 72p. illustrations. A clean ex-library copy in original quarter cloth, cellotape stain in the gutter of the front endleaves. A short centenary history of a specialist medical, scientific, nursing and dentistry publishers. £10.00

11177 KELLETT, C.E. MANNERISM AND MEDICAL ILLUSTRATION. [Los Angeles?] Printed for private distribution, [1961>.] 50 copies (this copy out-of-series). Sm.4to (252x182mm), [71]p. 56 illustrations. A good copy in original cloth. A series of short lectures delivered at various dates between 1958 and 1961 at the universities of Durham and Los Angeles. £25.00

8211 LAIRD, Edith M.  [Editor]. CONSERVATION AND WILDLIFE. Bibliography III. Coconut Grove, FL.: Field Research Projects, 1968. 8vo, x+330p. Original printed wrappers, edges lightly faded. £5.00

19652 LAMBERT, Samuel W. THREE VESALIAN ESSAYS to accompany the Icones Anatomicae. New York: Macmillan, 1952. Sm.4to (260x182mm), xii,128p. 64 illustrations. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket frayed. Contains: Samuel Lambert The Initials Letters of the Anatomical Treatise; Willy Wiegand Marginal Notes by the Printer of the Icones; and William Ivins What About the Fabrica of Vesalius? £20.00

11930 LEACH, William Elford. OBSERVATIONS ON THE GENUS OCYTHOË OF RAFINESQUE, with a description of a new species. [An off-print] from the Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by William Bulmer, 1817. 4to (292x232mm), 4p. 1 engraved plate. Untrimmed and stab sewn in original wrappers. With the  author's inscription to R[ichard] P[ayne] Knight on the front cover. £50.00

19578 LISLE, Edward. OBSERVATIONS IN HUSBANDRY. Second edition, Volume one only [of two], London: printed by J. Hughes for C. Hitch and L. Hawes [and 5 other names London booksellers], 1757. 8vo, (198x127mm), 398,[2]p. Large folding frontispiece portrait engraved by Ravent. Part of the frontispiece heavily soiled, as also a band along the fore-edge margin of the title. Contemporary sprinkled calf, backstrip compartments tooled in gilt, joints split but holding and generally a little rubbed. The first edition was published in the same year in a single volume of 450 pages. This volume covers arable land, manure and manuring, ploughing, sowing, rolling, wheat, barley, oats, pease, vetches, reaping and mowing, threshing, reeks, thatching, malt and malting, grazing and foddering, &c. £90.00

12198 LOCKE, John. [& BACON, Francis]. THE CONDUCT OF THE UNDERSTANDING. By John Locke. [with] Essays, moral, economical, & political by Francis Bacon. With sketches of the lives of Locke and Bacon. London: printed by J. Walker; F.C. and J. Rivington [and 15 other named London booksellers], 1818. 16mo in 8s, (140x80mm), xii,262p. engraved frontispiece and added vignette title, both by Fisher after T. Uwins, some slight spotting. Original printed paper covered boards, slightly soiled and rubbed, but nonetheless an attractive survival in the original publisher's edition binding. The front cover carries the title and full imprint, the rear cover carries a priced list of 'Walker's British Classics' and the spine has a short title and the printed price of three shillings. £35.00

17933 MALTHUS, Thomas. FIRST ESSAY ON POPULATION 1798. With notes by James Bonar. London: Macmillan for the Royal Economic Society, 1926. 8vo, (222x140mm), [2],[2],x,396,xxviip. some slight spotting mainly confined to the outer margins. Original quarter linen canvas, blue paper boards, printed back-label, backstrip sunned and the corner tips a little bumped. A near type-facsimile, printed at the Oxford University Press, preserving the features of the first edition of An essay on the principle of population... with the least possible change, 'preserving not only the lines, pages and spelling, but, it is hoped with fair success, in colour of paper and style of binding. The antique letters (the long s and the eccentric c) have been dropped as annoying to most readers in modern days.' £25.00

21553 McCAUSLAND, Dominick. SERMONS IN STONE; or, scripture confirmed by geology. Fourth edition, London: Richard Bentley, 1858. 8vo, (178x115mm), 245,[1]p. several wood-engravings in the text. Original brown morocco-grain cloth, lettered and blocked in gilt, a small piece missing from the head of the backstrip; binder's ticket of Edmonds & Remnants, and the bookplate of Anne and F.G. Renier. £10.00

18407 MITCHELL, William S. ONE HUNDRED MEDICAL WORKS Exhibited in the Library of King's College, Newcastle upon Tyne during the meeting of the British Medical Association. Newcastle upon Tyne: King's College Library, 1957. 8vo, (242x159mm), 26p. frontispiece. Original printed wrappers, spine faded. £8.00

6233 MOZLEY, Ann. A GUIDE TO THE MANUSCRIPT RECORDS OF AUSTRALIAN SCIENCE. Canberra: Australian Academy of Science, 1966. 8vo, xxiv+127p. Original printed stiff wrappers, slightly soiled, a small tear at the hard of the backstrip. £3.00

18809 MUNBY, A.N.L. THE HISTORY AND BIBLIOGRAPHY OF SCIENCE IN ENGLAND: the first phase, 1833-1845. To which is added a reprint of A catalogue of scientific manuscripts in the possession of J.O. Halliwell. Berkeley: School of Librarianship, 1968. 8vo, (262x173mm), [iv],41p. Original wrappers, head-fore corner slightly dog-eared. £10.00

19354 NEWSOME, J., Editor. PLINY'S NATURAL HISTORY. A Selection from Philemon Holland's translation. Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1964. 8vo, (222xx144), xxviii,342p. frontispiece. A good copy in original cloth, dustjacket; formerly the printer's file copy with the bookplate of the OUP Printer's Library, and their small rubber-stamp on the title verso. £22.00

19491 NORMAN, J.R. FISHES OF BRITAIN'S RIVERS AND LAKES. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1943. Cr.8vo, (185x125mm), 32p. 32 illustrations on 16 colour plates reproduced by Edward Donovan's Natural history of British fishes (1802-8), a small tear in the tail margin of 1 plate. Original illustrated boards designed by Charles Paine, backstrip a little worn at the head and tail. King Penguin series £3.00

6627 OSLER, William. BIBLIOTHECA OSLERIANA. A catalogue of books illustrating the history of medicine and science. New Impression. London: Sandpiper Books, 2000. 4to, (252x190mm), 824p. A fine copy in original cloth, dustjacket. A new impression of Sir William Osler's outstanding library, original published by the Clarendon Press in 1929. £55.00

11589 PEMBERTON, Christopher Robert. A PRACTICAL TREATISE ON THE VARIOUS DISEASES OF THE ABDOMINAL VISCERA. Second edition, corrected and enlarged, London: Printed by W. Bulmer; for G. and W. Nicol, 1807. 8vo, (228x138mm), xvi,201p. 2 engraved plates a faint but noticeable stain in the fore-tail corner of the pre-lims. Contemporary marbled calf, backstrip with red leather letting piece, banded and tooled in gilt, joints and corner tips rubbed, marbled endleaves. (Isaac 'Checklist' in William Bulmer the fine printer in context, 403) £90.00

11922 PHILIP, A.P. Wilson. ON THE EFFECTS OF GALVANISM IN RESTORING THE DUE ACTION OF THE LUNGS. [An off-print] from the Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1817. 4to (296x228mm), 12p. some slight loss from the margin of the title and some slight paper creasing throughout. Untrimmed and partly uponened in original (creased) wrappers. £40.00

8616 [PITMAN, Isaac (Editor)] THE PHONOGRAPHIC OBSERVER, and Journal of the Phonographic Literary Society for the Year 1861. (Volume 3 numbers 26-37) London: F. Pitman, 20 Paternoster Row, Jan.-Dec. 1861. Cr.8vo, (170x106 mm), iv,192p. lithographed throughout in Pitman's shorthand, with 1 portrait (of Garibaldi), 1 text illustration and a page of music. Outer margins of the first few leaves lightly browned and a number of leaves slightly creased vertically down the centre. A form of remboitage binding where the separate parts have been cased into a contemporary (and slightly wider) red linen cloth case, the sewing of the parts showing at the backstrip, a rather bizarre form of utilizing an existing case and as such not without some structural interest. (Twyman Early Lithographed Books 5.44) A short-lived shorthand journal which ran to only 43 numbers between January 1859 and June 1862. Pitman edited and published (or caused to be published) a number of shorthand monthly, or occasionally even weekly, periodicals including the Phonographic Journal (1842-), …Magazine (1844-), and …Star (1844-). In what was something of a publishing innovation at the time, Pitman was one of the first to offer publications for sale at two prices according to whether postage had been pre-paid or not. This system obtains in the example we offer where the monthly numbers are either 2 pence or 3 pence an issue. The number of periodicals Pitman produced on the same theme  may be wondered at, but it is perhaps an indication of his business acumen as it was through their pages that he kept users of his system informed about developments in phonography. Furthermore being intended to cater for different needs, his journals also filled the requirements of different markets, the present example being intended for those with literary aspirations. £30.00

18484 ROBB-SMITH, A.H.T. JOHN HUNTER'S PRIVATE PRESS. An off-print from the  Journal of the history of medicine and allied sciences, Volume 35 Number 3, July, 1970. 8vo, (235x156mm); 262-269p. Side stapled in publisher's wrappers. £5.00

11485 [RUNDELL, Maria Eliza] A NEW SYSTEM OF DOMESTIC COOKERY: founded upon the principles of economy; and adapted to the use of private families. By A Lady (Mrs. Rundell). sixty-fourth edition. remodelled and improved by the addition of nearly one thousand entirely new recipes, suited to the present advanced state of the art of cookery, by Emma Roberts. London: John Murray, 1840. 8vo (165x103mm), liv,571p. allegorical frontispiece and 9 engraved plates, the plates discoloured with some slight offset onto the facing text leaves. Original blue-green diaper grain cloth, lettered in gilt, joints split at the head and tail of the backstrip, corner tips worn, bookplate. The immense contemporary and long-lasting popularity of this title went a long way towards enabling Murray to purchase the famous Albermarle Street premises. COPAC records two 64th editions (and only 1 copy of each), this we offer and another published by Allman. £65.00

6737 SAUVENIER-GOFFIN, Elisabeth. LES SCIENCES MATHEMATIQUES ET PHYSIQUES A TRAVERS LE FOND ANCIEN de la Bibliotheque de l'Universite de Liege. Premier Partie: de la'Antiquite a la Fin du Seizieme Siecle. Louvain: Ceuterick, 1958. 8ov, 172p. 16 plates. An ex-library copy with the title page & cover title underscored in pencil, in original laminated printed boards. £5.00

16654 SILVESTER, Norman L. CATALOGUE. GEOLOGICAL TERRACE. A unique gift collection of British rocks, stones and ores. Bournemouth: Russell-Cotes Art Gallery and Museum, 1967. 8vo, (215x138mm), 60p. Original wrappers, spine slightly discoloured. £5.00

18970 SIMPSON, Stephen & Edward WISE. THE READIEST RECKONER EVER INVENTED, for assisting the tradesman, the merchant, the gentleman, &c. in finding the amount, at any given price, of any number from one to ten thousand. London: Printed for Sharpe and Hailes, 1811. 12mo, (152x93mm), [311p, + 1p adverts], Contemporary sheep, worn, the front cover all but detached. The authors' approach to the system of producing ready reckoners was to arrange them by number instead of by price and claim that 'By the novel arrangement, Accounts may be examined with facility and dispatch, hitherto unexampled; and even the value of the complicated fractional parts, at any price, may in a moment, be determined. Those, who are ignorant of arithmetic, may, with the least trouble to themselves, be assured of the correctness or inaccuracy of their statements;...' The first edition (of which COPAC locates only two copies, a third edition of 1837 and a tenth edition of 1855 are also located; as are later editions between 1862 and 1906 re-calculated by C.O. Rooke. £85.00

7849 THORNTON, John L. MEDICAL BOOKS, LIBRARIES AND COLLECTORS. A Study of Bibliography and the Book Trade in Relation to the Medical Sciences. Second Edition with an Introduction by Geoffrey Keynes. London: Andre Deutsch, 1966. 8vo, xvi+445p. 13 plates. An ex-library copy in original cloth, dustjacket. £10.00

11909 TRIMMER, William Kirby. AN ACCOUNT OF SOME ORGANIC REMAINS found near Brentford, Middlesex. In a letter to the Right Hon. Sir Joseph Banks. [An off-print] from the Philosophical Transactions [of the Royal Society.] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1813. 4to, (295x230mm), [2],7p. 5 engraved plates, some spotting and slight dust-soiling. Untrimmed and stab-sewn through the inner margin, original wrapper worn and detached. £65.00

19003 WALPOLE, Michael. NATURAL HISTORY ILLUSTRATION 1485-1968. Catalogue of an exhibition of books from the collection of Michael Walpole. Loughborough: Loughborough Technical College, March, 1969. 8vo, 215x140mm), 16p. 4 plates. Original wrappers, spine faded. £5.00

11921 WARE, James. OBSERVATION RELATIVE TO THE NEAR AND DISTANT SIGHT OF DIFFERENT PERSONS.  [An off-print] from the Philosophical transactions [of the Royal Society] London: printed by W. Bulmer, 1813. 4to, (237x191mm), [2],20p. disbound and sometime trimmed by a binder with loss of a signature at the head of the title. An A.L.s. from author to Lord John Earl of Sheffield, presenting this copy of his paper tipped on to the title. £85.00

18323 WELLS, Edward. THE YOUNG GENTLEMAN'S ARITHMETICK, AND GEOMETRY; containing such elements of the said arts or sciences, as are most useful and easy to be known. Second edition, London: printed for James Knapton, 1723. 8vo, (192x118mm), [24],294,[2]p. +[2]p bookseller's adverts; 13 folding engraved plates, some very slight dust-soiling but generally a nice clean copy internally. Modern paper-covered boards. General title and the separate part-titles to both parts all present; several attractive wood-engraved factotums and headpieces to the introductions of each part, with - unusually - two of the latter carrying the engraver's initials. £275.00

12480 WHITE, Gilbert. THE NATURAL HISTORY OF SELBORNE. Edited, with a preface and notes, by James Fisher. First edition thus. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1941. Cr.8vo, (179x111mm), 256p. frontispiece and 11 text illustrations from wood-engravings by Clare Leighton, outer margins browned. Original paperback printed in yellow & black, slightly soiled. Penguin 296 published in March 1941. To the best of our knowledge these charming engravings only appeared in the edition. £15.00

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