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XXth Century Gridiron Primer...... [20th Century]

By Anon. [ Leupp, Francis E.; Fearn, Richard Lee; Clarke, H. Conquest; Seckendorff, M.G. & Cunningham, J. Harry ]

Washington D.C., 1901 A curious alphabet and primer, the Title-page of which continues "...Wherein are laid down in Easy Characters, adapted to the most senile Understanding, the Principles of Patriotic Politics specially arranged for Bosses (easy and otherwise), Henchmen, Heelers, Trimmers, Floppers, Grafters, Watchers, Workers, Mixers, Handlers, Satellites and Satraps. Copiously Embellished by Elegant and Stimulating Cuts, designed to amuse and instruct, no less than elevate and adorn, the Minds of Public Men; rendering easy the Problem of separating Vice from Virtue, or discovering the differential Value of Push and Pull; To Which is Added an Elementary Table of Gastronomy for Advanced Beginners, Compiled with conscientious Care and constructed upon a Novel and Improved Recipe by a Gentleman living upon the Business, From which Table both Wise and Foolish may choose with Discretion or defy The Dictates of Politeness and Prudence; the Whole followed by a Social and Political Catechism in which are set forth the Rudiments of Good Manners as well as Good Politics, enabling the Diligent Student thereof to become by the End of the XXth Century (but no sooner) THE PERFECT FLOWER OF MAN - Issued for the improvement of the Pupils of the GRIDIRON ACADEMY and entered according to an Act of the G.C. in the office of the Librarian A.D. 1901". Hardback 4.75" x 7.5" tall approx.. 48 pages unpaginated. Printed in red and black on wood-pulp stock and leaves therefore browning. Some internal finger-soiling and one leaf torn without loss. Original red decorated blue paper-covered boards rubbed and marked and original white paper spine eroded. LIMITED EDITION, this being 212 of 300 copies only.. First Edition. Hard Cover. Limited Edition.

$67.45

Marine Navigation Instruments
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Marine Navigation Instruments

By Randier, Jean [translated by John E. Powell]

London: John Murray, 1980 Hardback, 215mm x 280mm tall (8.5" x 11" approx.). 219pp with 244 illustrations in colour, b/w and line. Fine, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the fine, unclipped, colour-illustrated dust-wrapper. First Edition. Cloth. Fine/Fine. 4to..

$47.22

His Exercises Containing Sixe Treatises
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His Exercises Containing Sixe Treatises

By Blundevile, M [also known as Blundevill or Blundeville ]

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1971 157mm x 233mm tall approx. Produced from the 1594 editions in Cambridge University Library and the W A Engelbrech Collection, with the collation A-Z8, Aa-Xx8, Yy6 + three folding plates. A total of some 700 pages, plates, with the required volvelles, and tables. A few very minor external marks, otherwise fine and bright, in the original red cloth-covered boards/gilt on dark-blue titles and gilt monogram. Number 361 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile. . First Edition Thus. Cloth. Very Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$168.63

The Description and Vse of the Sphaere, London 1613 [ie Use of the Sphere ]
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The Description and Vse of the Sphaere, London 1613 [ie Use of the Sphere ]

By Wright, Edward

Amsterdam & New York: Da Capo Press. Theatrum Orbis Terrarum Ltd. [ Theatrvm Orbis Tarrarvm Ltd ], 1969 Hardback, 155mm x 230mm tall (6" x 9" approx.). Pp (viii), 104 with a full-page illustration, decorated headpieces and a capital. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of NMU Library with stamp-impressions to the verso of the title-leaf and the closed-page edges. Otherwise very good, in the original gilt-decorated, red cloth-covered boards/gilt-on-black titles. Number 136 in 'The English Experience, its Record in Early Printed Books' series, published in facsimile.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Good/Later loose protective Jacket.

$53.96

Hints to Travellers Scientific and General, Tenth Edition, Revised and Corrected from the Ninth Edition Edited for the Royal Geographical Society. Vol I. Surveying and Practical Astronomy
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Hints to Travellers Scientific and General, Tenth Edition, Revised and Corrected from the Ninth Edition Edited for the Royal Geographical Society. Vol I. Surveying and Practical Astronomy

By Reeves, E.A., F.R.A.S., F.R.G.S., Map Curator and Instructor to Surveying to the Royal Geographical Society

London: The Royal Geographical Society, 1921 Hardback, 125mm x 175mm tall (5" x 7" approx.). Pp xv, 470 with 99 figures in the text in b/w & line, including a multi-folding plate "Lines of Equal Magnetic Variation, 1920", plus 4 further multi-folding charts in a pocket to the rear board. additionally there are 14pp of illustrated adverts, including the endpapers. Some minor external rubs and a crease to the spine cloth, otherise very good, in the original dark-blue, cloth-covered boards/gilt titles, with Metric & Imperial Rules in gilt to the leading edges of both boards. NOTE. Currently no other copy has been located with all four of the rear pocket enclosures.. Tenth Edition. Gilt-decorated Cloth. Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Sm 8vo.

$47.22

Early Science in Oxford Vol. VII The Life and Work of Robert Hooke Part II. [ Volume Seven 7 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [viii] + 397- 806 inclusive. with a b/w frontispiece plate, another b/w plate, and over 50 illustrations in line, both in the text and on plate leaves. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as Issued]. 8vo..

$67.45

Mechanical Philosophy, Horology, and Astronomy : being an exposition of the properties of matter and of their mode of action, the construction of instruments for the measurement of time, and a description of the heavenly Bodies
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Mechanical Philosophy, Horology, and Astronomy : being an exposition of the properties of matter and of their mode of action, the construction of instruments for the measurement of time, and a description of the heavenly Bodies

By Carpenter, W.B., M.D., F.R.S.

London: W. S. Orr & Co., 1844 Hardback, 120mm x 195mm tall (4.75" x 8.75" approx.). Pp vii, 575, with 175 text figs. Some finger-marking to blank margins, otherwise very good, in a later binding of tan cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title & rulings. [Only one copy of this edition recorded in COPAC]. Cloth. Good/Later loose protective Jacket. Sm 8vo..

$37.77

De Magnete, Magnetisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure; Physliologia Nova, Plurimis & Argumentis, & Experimentis Demonstrata
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De Magnete, Magnetisque Corporibus, et de Magno Magnete Tellure; Physliologia Nova, Plurimis & Argumentis, & Experimentis Demonstrata

By Gilbert, William [Guilielmi Gilberti Colcestrensis, Medici Londinensis] Translated into English by P. Fleury Mottelay

New York & London: Dover Publications, Inc., and Constable & Co. Ltd, 1958 137mm x 204mm tall (5.5" x 8" approx.). Pp liv, 368, with a portrait frontispiece and text figs., plus Dover's list of mathematical publications. [ 18pp, un-numbered, and including cover inners). Some marking to covers but internally very good.. First Edition Thus. Card. Good. 8vo..

$20.24

A Collection of Tables, Astronomical, Meteorological, and Magnetical, Also for Determining the Altitudes of Mountains; Comparison of French and English Weights and Measures &c., of the H.E.I. Co's Magnetic Observatory, Simla.
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A Collection of Tables, Astronomical, Meteorological, and Magnetical, Also for Determining the Altitudes of Mountains; Comparison of French and English Weights and Measures &c., of the H.E.I. Co's Magnetic Observatory, Simla.

By Boileau. Lieut. Colonel I.T. Engineers, Superintendent

Published in Umballa: Printed by Richard Craven, at the Hon'ble E.I.C. Simla Magnetic Observatory Press, 1850 212mm x 270mm tall (8.25" x 10.5" approx.). Pp xxxi, 78. Covers toned, otherwise very good, in the original black-printed soft-card covers. Very scarce.. First Edition. Very Good. 4to..

$114.67

Finis Pyramidis BOUND WITH Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy

By Gabb, The Rev. Thomas

London: Mr. Taylor; Mr. Booker & Lackington & Co. AND Keating, Brown and Co., 1805 Hardback, 130mm x 225mm tall (5.25" x 9" approx.). Pp 284, (20), and Pp 100. "Finis Pyramidis; or, Disquisitions concerning The Antiquity and scientific end of the great Pyramid of Giza or Ancient Memphis, in Egypt, and of the First Standard of Linear Measure. Also, A complete description of Solomon's Temple of which the true dimensions recorded in the Holy Bible are explained, and the erroneous opinions of commentators refuted; being a recent discovery. And, Architectural Discussions on sundry controverted documents of Vitruvius. The canon of symmetries ascertained from his books. With the true ordination and diposition of some of the most celebrated Grecian temples, and strictures on Mr. Stuart's second Vol. of the Antiquities of Athens". Undated [Preface dated 1805].BOUND WITH "Thoughts on the Creation, and on the Systems of Astronomy" 1812. "Finis Pyramidis", which has some marginal annotations and corrections to the text believed to be in the Author's own handwriting, is complete with the 8pp 'List of Subscribers' and the 12pp 'Explanation of the one hundred and twenty-four Technical and Unusual Terms'. "Thoughts on the Creation" includes 6pp List of Subscribers', and Errata. Very occasional minor spotting and a repair to the upper blank margin of one leaf. Withdrawn and sold from the holdings of Nottingham Library with minimal stamping. Otherwise very good, in cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title. The second work contained is most uncommon.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good. 8vo..

$1207.36

Terrestrial and Celestial Globes, Their History and Construction Including a Consideration of Their Value as Aids in the Study of Geography and Astronomy. Two Volumes in One.
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Terrestrial and Celestial Globes, Their History and Construction Including a Consideration of Their Value as Aids in the Study of Geography and Astronomy. Two Volumes in One.

By Stevenson, Edward Luther, Ph.D., LL.D., Member of the Hispanic Society of America

Connecticut: Originally Published for the Hispanic Society of America by the Yale University Press & Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, here reprinted by Martino Fine Books Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.). Pp xxvi, 218 & Pp xi, 291, with 2 frontispiece plates; 10 tailpieces to the text, and plates, giving a total of of 266 illustrations. Fine, in the original light-blue linen-covered boards/gilt-on-red spine title. This, undated, edition was limited to 150 copies. Originally Published for the Hispanic Society of America by the Yale University Press & Humphrey Milford, Oxford University Press, here reprinted by Martino Fine Books.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/Later loose protective Jacket. 8vo.. Limited to 150 Copies Only.

$87.69

The Haven-Finding Art. A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook.
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The Haven-Finding Art. A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook.

By Taylor, E.G.R., Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of London &c.

London: Hollis & Carter, 1958 Hardback.140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 295, with 30 text figs., plus 25 plates. Very good, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped but dusty illustrated dust-wrapper. Professor Eva Germaine Rosamund Taylor is principally known as Author of "Tudor Geography", "Late Tudor and Early Stuart Geography", and her two books on Mathematical Practitioners.. Second Impression. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo..

$26.98

Early Science in Oxford Vol. IV The Philosophical Society [ Volume Four 4 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [viii], 259 with a text figure, plus a double-page frontispiece plate; 2 further b/w plates and a coloured plate. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as issued]. 8vo..

$67.45

Early Science in Oxford Vol. XII Dr. Plot and the Correspondence of the Philosophical Society of Oxford. [ Volume Twelve 12 ]

By Gunther, R.T.

London: Dawsons of Pall Mall, 1968 Hardback, 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" tall approx. Pp [xviii], 434 with a frontispiece plate and 10 further illustrations. Fine and unread, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title.. First Edition Thus. Cloth. Fine/No d/w [as issued]. 8vo..

$114.67

The Haven-Finding Art. A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook.
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The Haven-Finding Art. A History of Navigation from Odysseus to Captain Cook.

By Taylor, E.G.R., Emeritus Professor of Geography in the University of London &c.

London: Hollis & Carter, 1958 Hardback.140mm x 220mm tall (5.5" x 8.75" approx.). Pp xii, 295, with 30 text figs., plus 25 plates. Very good, in the original blue cloth-covered boards/gilt spine title, and with the unclipped but dusty illustrated dust-wrapper. Professor Eva Germaine Rosamund Taylor is principally known as Author of "Tudor Geography", "Late Tudor and Early Stuart Geography", and her two books on Mathematical Practitioners.. Second Impression. Cloth. Very Good/Good. 8vo..

$26.98

A Tutor to Astronomy and Geography Or an Easie and Speedy Way to Know the Use of Both the Globes, Celestial and Terrestrial in Six Books.

By Moxon, Joseph

New York: Burt Franklin, 1968 Hardback 157mm x 234mm tall approx. Pp [10], 271 + 1p adverts, with frontispiece and text figures. Published as a facsimile of the 1674 Edition. Fine, in the original turquoise boards/gilt spine title. As well as treating with navigation, astronomy and geography, there is much on gnomonics.. First Edition Thus. Fine.

$40.47

Dictionary of British Scientific Instruments
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Dictionary of British Scientific Instruments

By British Optical Instrument Manufacturers Association

London: Constable and Company Ltd, 1921 Hardback. 140mm x 218mm tall (5.5" x 8.5" approx.]. Pp xii, 335 with a total of 318 b/w photographs on plates, including a frontispiece plate. Previous owner's neat signature to both front endpapers. Endpapers browned and prelims slightly spotted, otherwise very good, in the original black-ruled, light-brown cloth-covered boards/black titles.. First Edition. Cloth. Very Good/No d/w. 8vo..

$128.16

The Wonderful Century. Its Successes and Its Failures
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The Wonderful Century. Its Successes and Its Failures

By Wallace, Alfred Russel

London (&) New York: Swan Sonnenschein & Co., Limd. (&) Dodd, Mead & Co, 1898 Hardback, 140mm x 206mm tall (5.5" x 8.25" approx.). Pp xii, 400 + b/w photo frontispiece plate and 12 multi-folding diagram leaves. Prelims lightly toned and minor rubs to board corners, otherwise very good, in the original blind & gilt-decorated, green cloth-covered boards/gilt titles. Signed in pencil to the upper corner of the half-title: "Dr. A. Wallace". Although we cannot guarantee this to be in the Author's own hand, we feel there to be sufficient points identical to elements of his earlier signature [such as, for example that printed at the foot of the portrait photo frontispiece plate] possibly to indicate the Doctor's ownership of the volume after its acquisition in 1898 when he would have been 75/76.. Signed?. First Edition. Decorated Cloth. Very Good. 8vo..

$1011.75

The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano
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The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano

By Dunn, Samuel

London: Published for the Author and W. Owen at Homer's Head, Near Temple Bar, Fleet Street, 1759 Hardback, 135mm 215mm tall (5.25" x 8.5" approx.). Dedication leaf, Pp (vi), xxxii, 159. Paper stock lightly toned and some contemporary annotations, these being small ticks and crosses alongside the lists of place names contained in pp 61-63 incl. The complete title reads: "The Description and Use of the Universal Planispheres; or, Terrestrial and Celestial Globes in Plano. Being Compleat Substitutes for a Large Pair of Globes. With Their Applications, in the Solutions of all the Capital Problems in Geography, Astronomy, and Navigation. Invented and Delineated By Samuel Dunn, Master of an Academy for boarding and qualifying young Gentlemen, in Arts, Sciences and Languages, at Chelsea. The Second Edition, with Additions and Improvements.". Unsurprisingly, as they were intended for removal and use, the five plates are lacking. Otherwise sound, in a recent binding, by Cadwalladwr-Jones, of quarter calf/marbled boards/gilt-on-red spine title, with 5 raised bands. Scarce. Second Edition, with Additions. Quarter Calf. Good. 8vo..

$607.05

The Book of Job, Translated from the Hebrew on the Basis of the Authorized Version Explained in a Large Body of Notes, Critical and Exegetical, and Illustrated...
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The Book of Job, Translated from the Hebrew on the Basis of the Authorized Version Explained in a Large Body of Notes, Critical and Exegetical, and Illustrated...

By Carey, The Rev. Carteret Priaulx. M.A., Incumbent of St. John's, Guernsey

London: Werthheim, MacIntosh, and Hunt, 1858 Hardback, 160mm x 260mm tall (6.25" x 10.25" approx.). Pp xvi, 486, with 80 text figs, plus a multi-folding map and and a double-folding illustration from the original illustration of the funeral procession of the Egyptian basilico-grammat, or royal scribe. From the libraries, firstly, of Charles Sarolea, whose signature appears on the front pastedown, and, secondly, Keele University, the small blind-stamp impression of which is to the lower blank margin of the title-leaf. The blank upper free margin of the folding map is dust-stained and has a small archival tape-repair, whilst the spine-label is somewhat eroded. The endpaper joints are weak, but the main text-block is clean and tight. Contemporary green cloth-covered boards rubbed to edges and corners, otherwise a good example of an exceedingly scarce book. The title continues: "and Illustrated by Extracts from Various Works on Antiquities, Geography, Science, Etc., also by Eighty Woodcuts and a Map; with Six Preliminary Dissertations, an Analytical Paraphrase, and Meisner's and Doederlein's Selection of the Various Readings of the Hebrew Text from the Collations of Kennicott and De Rossi" [ Professor Charles Sarolea [ Charles Louis-Camille Sarolea ] (1870-1953), noted Belgian philologist and author who settled in Scotland.]. First Edition. Cloth. Good/No d/w. Lge 8vo..

$168.63

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