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The Chester Beatty Biblical Papyri. Descriptions and Texts of Twelve Manuscripts on Papyrus of the Greek Bible

By KENYON (Frederic G.)

Dublin: Emery Walker Limited & Hodges Figgis & Co. Ltd., 1933-41. 15 Vols., 4to, a very good ex-library set, orig. buckram, some volumes with a label to foot on spine. Fasciculus I: General Introduction. Text and Plates. 1933. 18pp. 12 plates. Fasciculus II: The Gospels and Acts. Text. 1933. 52pp. Fasciculus II: The Gospels and Acts. Plates. 1934. 30 leaves of plates. Fasciculus III: Revelation. Plates. 1936. 10 leaves of plates. Fasciculus III: Supplement Pauline Epistles. Text. 1936. 156pp. Fasciculus III: Supplement Pauline Epistles. Plates. 1937. 86 leaves of plates. Fasciculus IV: Genesis. Text. 1934. 119pp. Fasciculus IV: Genesis (Pap. IV). Plates. 50 leaves of plates. Fasciculus IV: Genesis (Pap. V). Plates. 1936. 27 leaves of plates. Fasciculus V: Numbers and Deuteronomy. Text. 1935. 77pp. Fasciculus V: Numbers and Deuteronomy. Fasciculus VI: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ecclesiasticus. Plates. 1958. 105 plates. Fasciculus VI: Isaiah, Jeremiah, Ecclesiasticus. Text. 1937. 32pp. Fasciculus VII: Ezekiel, Daniel, Esther. Text. 1937. 49pp. Fasciculus VII: Ezekiel, Daniel, Esther. Plates. 1938. 29 leaves of plates. Fasciculus VIII: Enoch and Melito. Plates. 1941. 14 leaves of plates.


Étude sur les Anciennes Compagnies d'Archers, d'Arbalétriers et d'Arquebusiers.


Paris: Champion, 1879. First edition, thick 4to (330 x 250 mm), x, [2], 412pp., 54 plates of weapons, portraits, facsimiles of documents, etc., some light browning to text, cont. half green morocco, spine gilt tooled and lettered, top edge gilt, otherwise uncut, a very nice copy.


Crawford Papers: The Journal of David Lindsay, Twenty-seventh Earl of Crawford and Tenth Earl of Balcarres, 1871-1940 During the Years 1892 to 1940.

By VINCENT (John) Editor

Manchester: University Press, 1984. First editon, small 4to, 645pp., frontis., orig. decorated cloth, slightly skewed.


Bibliotheca Lindesiana. The Lives and Collections of Alexander William, 25th Earl of Crawford and 8th Earl of Balcarres, and James Ludovic, 26th Earl of Crawford and 9th Earl of Balcarres


Printed for Presentation to the Roxburghe Club, and Published by Bernard Quaritch. 1978. First Edition, 4to, xviii, 415,[1]pp., 24 plates, bound in the special binding of quarter blue morocco, red morocco labels to spine, bands ruled in gilt, a nice copy.


A Bibliography of Dr. Robert Hooke.

By KEYNES (Geoffrey)

Oxford: Clarendon Press, 1960. First Edition, large 8vo, xxii, 116pp., presentation inscription in ink by the author, 12 plates, 11 title-page facsimiles, orig. cloth, d.w.


Catalogue Raisonné des Impressions Elzeviriennes de la Bibliothèque Royale de Stockholm


Stockholm: Nordiska, 1911. First Edition, large 8vo, xxxii, 389, [3]pp., frontis., 1 double-page photograph of the collection, orig. printed wrappers. Berghman's scarce catalogue of the works of the Elzevier Press is more comprehensive than even Willems' famous bibliography. Willems describes 2186 printed books, Berghman 2340. Berghman also provides very useful annotations and descriptions.


Out of Print & Into Profit. A History of the Rare & Secondhand Book Trade in Britain in the 20th Century

By MANDELBROTE (Giles) Editor

British Library. 2007. Large 8vo, 384pp., illustrs., orig. cloth, d.w. numerous cuttings relating to booksellers and bookshops tipped-in. Published to mark the centenary of the Antiquarian Booksellers, Association, this is the first book to map out the history of the rare book trade in the 20th century - the end of this period broadly coinciding with the end of an era in traditional bookselling and the arrival of the Internet. Twenty contributors describe and explain the ways in which booksellers acquired their stock and sold books to customers, bringing to life the personalities in this most individualistic of trades, and offer many insights into changes in taste and fashion in book collecting, during what was also a formative period for many of the world's most important research libraries, especially in North America. Bibliographical scholars write alongside well-known experts from the book trade itself, drawing on a wide range of sources, including unpublished archives, marked sets of catalogues and the memoirs (published and unpublished) of members of the antiquarian book trade itself. The book will appeal to historians of the book, and of 20th-century cultural and intellectual life, as well as to everyone interested in the world of buying and selling rare books, either as booksellers themselves or as readers and collectors.


The Life of William Harvey.

By KEYNES (Geoffrey)

Oxford University Press, 1966. First edition, 4to, xviii, 483pp., presentation ink inscription from the author to William LeFanu, pencil note by LeFanu to endpaper, coloured frontis., 32 plates, orig. cloth, d.w. Many surprising episodes in Harvey's life are described.


The Two James's and the Two Stephensons; or, the Earliest History of Passenger Transit on Railways

By [PAINE (E. M. S.)]

London: Printed by G. Phipps, 1861. First edition, 121pp., inscribed by author, front inner hinge slightly torn, orig. green embossed cloth, title in gilt on upper cover.


XIXth Century Ornamented Types and Title Pages.

By GRAY (Nicolette)

London: Faber and Faber Ltd, 1938. First Edition, 213pp., facsimiles, orig. cloth, d.w.


The Locomotive Engine Popularly Explained, and Illustrated By Lithographic Design; to Which are Added, Rules and Tables for Ascertaining Its Amount of Useful Effect, Resistance &c

By TEMPLETON (William)

London: Published by Simkin, Marshall and Co., 1848. Second edition, small 8vo, 106, [2]pp., large folding lithographed frontispiece of locomotive diagrams, orig. plum cloth, printed paper label on upper cover.


A Catalogue of the Library of the Late John Duke of Roxburghe... Which will be Sold by Auction... on Monday 18th May, 1812, and the Forty-one Following Days... by Robert H. Evans... [With:] Supplement... [including the scarce extra leaf of "Articles found in Closets since this Supplementary Catalogue was printed"] ... will be Sold... on Monday 13th July..

By ROXBURGHE (John, Duke of)

London: Printed by W. Bulmer and Co., 1812. 8vo (210 x 130 mm), 17, [4], xxii-xxiv, 284, [1]; iv, 20, [2]pp., priced throughout in a neat cont. hand, cont. half calf, marbled boards, rebacked, spine tooled in gilt and blind, red morocco label. A complete set of this iconic English book auctions. "A new era in British book-collecting may be said to start with the Roxburghe sale... The sale was a most sensational affair and the total of £23,341 was an extraordinary one for the time. Dibdin has scribbled reams of enthusiastic literature on the smallest incident of each daily session. The success of the auction, as we see it now, was obviously due to the competition of three wealthy buyers, Lord Spencer, the Marquess of Blandford and the Duke of Devonshire... the greatest event of all was the purchase by the Marquess of Blandford, of the celebrated "Valdarfer Boccaccio" (1471) for £2260, a record price which remained unequalled until the sale of the Syston Park 1459 Psalter, in 1884. The Roxburghe Club was inaugurated in commemoration of the sale of this famous volume."—De Ricci. Evans, the renowned Pall Mall bookseller, began his long career (30 years) as an auctioneer with this sale. 10,120 lots in total. Provenance: Inscribed to verso of title "Presented by Mr Savile, 1820", early fait stamp of the Devon & Exeter Institution. De Ricci, pp.71-72.


The Substance of the Reply of William Harrison, Esq. before the Select Committee of the House of Commons, on East India=built Shipping, on Tuesday, June 28, 1814, in reply to the whole case

By HARRISON (William)

London: Printed by T. Davison, 1814. First edition, [4], 56 pp., half-title, minor ink mark on inner blank margin of half-title and title, disbound. English ship-builders, were incensed that the Navigation Acts were proposing to allow Indian built ships to use the commercial shipping routes, traffic previously restricted by law to British built vessels. Harrison supported the ship-builders and put forward a case for 'the absolute exclusion of all India built ships and vessels from any participation in the privileges of British registry'.


Flora Glottiana. A Catalogue of the Indigenous Plants on the Banks of the River Clyde, and in the Neighbourhood of the City of Glasgow

By HOPKIRK (Thomas)

Glasgow: John Smith & Son, 1813. First and only edition, iv, [2], [5]-170pp., disbound. Scarce. Simpson, p.336; Freeman, 1771.


Description of the Picture, Christ Healing the Sick in the Temple, painted by Benjamin West, Esq. President of the Royal Academy, and now in the British Gallery, Pall Mall. From the Phœnix Sunday and Monday newspaper, in which Weekly Critiques are given on the Paintings in the British Institution and the Royal Academy

By WEST (Benjamin)

London: Printed by and for J. Swan and Son and sold at the British Institution, Pall Mall, 1811. Second edition, considerably improved, 16pp., disbound. Published to accompany an exhibition. The picture was painted in aid of the Pennsylvania Hospital.


An Earnest and Affectionate Address to the Poor, More particularly in Regard to the prevailing Sin of Drunkenness. In a Letter from a Minister to his Parishioners


London: Printed for F. C. and J. Rivington, 1811. A new edition, 12mo, iv, [5]-26pp., disbound.


Case of the Rector of Doddington.

By [DASHWOOD (James)]

Wisbech: Printed and sold by J. White, 1811. First edition, 36pp., title a little spotted and dust soiled, disbound. Dispute over the Living and Rectory, at Doddington, Isle of Ely, Cambridgeshire. On the author's dispute with Lord Rous, later Earl of Stradbroke, regarding his right to the living of Doddington; includes correspondence with Rous.


Substance of the Speech of Charles C. Western, Esquire, in the House of Commons, May 1814, on the subject of Corn Laws

By WESTERN (Charles Callis Baron Western)

London: Printed for Budd and Calkin, 1814. First edition, [2], 44pp., title slightly browned, disbound.


Remarks on the Rev. Doctor Buchanan's Christian Researches in Asia, &c. &c.

By WARING (Major Scott)

London: Printed for James Ridgway, 1813. Second edition, [4], 65, [1]pp., disbound.


Essai sur le Systeme Militaire de Bonaparte, suivi d'une courte notice sur la Révolution française, et le couronnement de sa majesté corse, par C.H.S

By [SALUZZO (C. H.)]

Londres: Impr. de R. Juigné, 1810. First edition, xv, [1], 151, [1]pp., disbound.


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