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The Laboratory; or School of Arts
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The Laboratory; or School of Arts

by Smith, G[odfrey]

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Printed for James Hodges. Fourth edition, with additional section on Perspective. 1755. 8vo. [6], 352, [8]pp. Unusual allegorical frontispiece depicts a multi-breasted goddess with winged caduceus, holding the sun and the hand of philosophy with bridled lion, engraved by James Hulett, 16 further copper plates of which 2 are folding (V mis-numbered VI). Later full calf, spine in six compartments with raised bands, leather labels, gilt and blind tooling. Short fold tear to one plate. Closed short tear to p.157/8. Slight chips to corners of frontispiece. Some browning and offsetting.
The Laboratory; or School of Arts: in which are Faithfully Exhibited, and fully Explained, A variety of curious and valuable Experiments in Refining, Calcining, Melting, Assaying, Casting, Alloying, and Toughening of Gold; with several other Curiosities relating to Gold and Silver. Choice secrets for Jewellers in the Management of Gold; in Enamelling, and the Preparation of Enamel Colours, with the Art of Copying precious… Read more
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Lampugnani's Guides to the Italian Lakes (Como - Lugano - Maggiore) and the Valleys of the Intelvi
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Lampugnani's Guides to the Italian Lakes (Como - Lugano - Maggiore) and the Valleys of the Intelvi: With 68 photos, 3 maps and 2 plans of villas

by Lampugnani, Giovanni

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John Lampugnani. Milan. nd (c.1902). Octavo. xvi pp (decorative adverts), 86pp, 72pp (decorative hotel adverts - on yellow paper), endpaper adverts. Five folding maps: one T shaped coloured folding map, partially split to folds, no loss; one double page coloured map of Como; one five-page coloured folding map of Lago di Lugano, Lago di Como and environs (slightly protruding edges toned); one double page coloured map of Lugano; one six page coloured folding map of Lago Maggiore. Photo illustrations. Original blue decorative limp cloth, slightly bubbled, faded to spine and motif on lower board.
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Le Nord-Ouest de la France de la Frontiere Belge a la Loire Excepte Paris. Manuel du Voyageur.
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Le Nord-Ouest de la France de la Frontiere Belge a la Loire Excepte Paris. Manuel du Voyageur.

by Baedeker, Karl

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[First edition thus] Fifth edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. Paul Ollendorff. Paris. 1895. Octavo. xxix, 361pp. 8 maps, 22 plans, several folding. Original red cloth, mottled to edges of both boards. In original dust wrapper, chipped to edges and spine. All edges marbled. Green bookmarker. Signature Robinson to ffep. Small paper fault excess folded corner to title. A crisp copy, in the scarce dust wrapper.
This is the first edition thus. The fourth and final edition of Nord de la France of 1893 was divided into Nord Este and Nord Ouest in this and the subsequent editions from 1895.
Hinrichsen F179.
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Les Deux Oceans. Histoire de ma Jeunesse. Suite de la vie de Francois Arago. Four volume set.
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Les Deux Oceans. Histoire de ma Jeunesse. Suite de la vie de Francois Arago. Four volume set.

by Arago, Jacques; Arago, Francois; Humboldt, Alex.

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Les Deux Oceans. Collection Hetzel. Imprimerie de A. Labroue. Bruxelles. 1854. 3 volumes. 12mo. 224pp; 210pp (2) adverts; 227pp. Contemporary quarter calf, gilt. Diamond embossed patterned boards slightly sunned/darkened.
Jacques Arago (1790-1855) French writer, artist and explorer joined Louis de Freycinet on his 1817-20 voyages around the world aboard the ships Uranie and Physicienne. Arago died in Rio de Janeiro: he dedicates this to Dom Pedro III, Emperor of Brazil. [Patagonia, Chile, Hawaii, Brazil etc]
Histoire de ma Jeunesse. Suite de la vie de Francois Arago. Imprimerie de A. Labroue. Bruxelles. 1854. 12mo. xxxiv, 218pp. Contemporary quarter calf, gilt. Floral embossed patterned boards slightly sunned.
Francois Arago (1786-1853) French politician, polymath.
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Les Etats - Unis avec une excursion au Mexique. Manuel du voyageur
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Les Etats - Unis avec une excursion au Mexique. Manuel du voyageur: Avec 25 cartes, 32 plans de villes et 4 plans speciaux

by Baedeker, Karl

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Second edition. Karl Baedeker. Leipzig. Paul Ollendorff. Paris. 1905. Octavo. lxii, 620pp. Maps and plans as published. Original red cloth, gilt lettering to spine and upper board. Publisher's adverts to fep. All edges marbled. Double woven bookmark in green and red. First and last maps a little toned, all others pristine, with no misfolding or protrusion. Frontispiece map tear repaired to verso, with short closed fold tear. Slightly faded. Light water stain to extreme top edge of a few pages.Only two editions published in French, this being the last.Hinrichsen F226
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Les Jeunes Bienheureux
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Les Jeunes Bienheureux

by Carron, L’Abbe Guy Toussaint Julien

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First edition. Chez Louis Janet Libraire, successor de son pere. nd [1820]. 12mo. 212pp. Engraved title page, 12 tissue guarded engraved plates. Marbled endpapers. Contemporary full red calf, spine with gilt rules, lettering and embellishment. Boards with double gilt border rules, foliar and floral embellishment, edge tooling, inner foliar curlicues. All edges gilt, silk ribbon bookmark. Small area of surface loss to lower board. Light spotting to free endpapers.

L'Abbe Guy Toussaint Carron (1760-1821) born in Rennes, an author and French Roman Catholic priest who founded a number of social and educational institutions: schools, libraries and pharmacies while in exile in England. On the Bourbon Restoration in 1814, Carron returned to France and became head of the Institut de Marie - Thérèse.

This children's book is extremely rare: 2 copies held in France (BM Lyon and BNF) are the only copies held worldwide.
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Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson
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Letter from Julian Huxley to Professor David Watson

by Huxley, Julian

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Typed and handwritten signed letter to "My dear Watson" dated 5th January 1934. 1pp. 20cm x 25cm. King's College Zoological Department headed watermarked notepaper. The advance copy of the book mentioned is Huxley's "Elements of Experimental Embryology" co-written with Gavin de Beer. "I have got a German refugee working here who is getting interesting results with Sabella". The German refugee was Fabius Gross (1906 – 1950) Hitler's Black Book entry: "Since 1934 – Researcher at King's College, London University. Speciality – genetics; experimental cytology; protozoology; experimental zoology." Gross and Huxley published 'Regeneration and reorganisation in Sabella' in 1935. The letter also mentions work with Alexander Wolsky and C. J. Bond.

Handwritten note in pencil to verso: "Touting for signatures for candidature for Roy Soc". Nominated for candidature many times from the 1920's, and failing each time, it was not until 1938 that Huxley was eventually admitted as a Fellow. The tone of the… Read more
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Lettres d'un voyageur à l'embouchure de la Seine
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Lettres d'un voyageur à l'embouchure de la Seine: Contenant des détails historiques, anecdotiques et statistiques sur les contrées de la Normandie connues sous le nom de pays de Caux, de Lieuvin et de Roumois, dans les départemens de la Seine-Inférieure, du Calvados et de l�

by Masson de Saint-Amand, Amand-Narcisse

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Chez Guibert. Paris. 1828. First edition. Octavo. [4]. 280pp. Coloured frontispiece, coloured map. Contemporary silked cloth, leather label, gilt lettering. A little rubbed, bumped and faded. Pages untrimmed, foxed, with water staining to upper margins. Signature M. Griffiths to ffep.

Amand-Narcisse Masson de Saint-Amand, (1794-1831) Letters of a traveller at the mouth of the Seine, containing historical information, trivia and statistics on the regions of Normandy of Caux, of Lieuvin and Roumois, in the departments of the Lower Seine, Calvados and Eure. Scarce.
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Llanelly Pottery

Llanelly Pottery

by Hughes, Gareth & Pugh, Robert

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Llanelli Borough Council. 1990. Quarto. Xv, 144pp. 116 b/w illus., 190 colour illus. Original cloth in original d/w.

"Beyond personal and local identity the Pottery's production reflected the tension between an English and a Welsh identity".
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London Lanes. Illustrated with forty pencil drawings by the author.

London Lanes. Illustrated with forty pencil drawings by the author.

by Stapleton, Alan

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First edition. Large Octavo. viii, (1), 252pp + 8pp publisher's catalogue at end. Frontispiece, 39 further plates. Original cloth, slightly faded, in original protected dust wrapper, toned and slightly chipped. Edges untrimmed. Signature to ffep.
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London and provincial new commercial directory, for 1823-4
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London and provincial new commercial directory, for 1823-4: containing a classification of the merchants, manufacturers and traders of London, the County of Middlesex, and all the towns and villages within twelve miles of the Metropolis, with separate alphabetical references; also upwards of three hundred cities,

by Pigot & Co.

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J. Pigot & Co. London. [1823]. Royal 8vo. 525pp. Folding engraved map of London. 9pp fine adverts at back, some folding. Later quarter calf, leather label, gilt lettering and rules, marbled boards. Small repair to chip at base of title page (see photo). Binder's reinforcement to gutter mount of title page and folding map of London. Lacking the map of England, as is often the case. Some toning, small ink stain to foredge.
"Containing a classification of the merchants, manufacturers and traders of London, the County of Middlesex, and all the towns and villages within twelve miles of the Metropolis, with separate alphabetical references; also upwards of three hundred cities, towns and sea ports in the counties of Bedfordshire, Berkshire, Buckinghamshire, Cambridgeshire, Cornwall, Devonshire, Dorsetshire, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Huntingdonshire, Kent, Northamptonshire, Oxfordshire, Suffolk, Surrey and Sussex. Together with historical and descriptive accounts of each town - lists of the Coaches,… Read more
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Love, Power and Justice

Love, Power and Justice

by Tillich, Paul

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First edition. Geoffrey Cumberleigh. Oxford University Press. London. 1954. viii, 127pp. Original cloth, in original protected dust wrapper, sl sunned and chipped to extremities.
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Low Again. A Pageant of Politics. With Colonel Blimp, Hit and Muss and Muzzler

Low Again. A Pageant of Politics. With Colonel Blimp, Hit and Muss and Muzzler

by Low, David

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The Cresset Press. London. [1938] Oblong quarto. (3), 157, (2)pp. Original paper covered boards with cloth spine, sunned, rubbed and worn to edges and extremities. Vestiges of tape to front pastedown. Bookplate dated 1938 to ffep. Historic price (£20) from December 1999 to ffep. Edges tanned. Sir David Alexander Cecil Low (1891-1963) Political cartoonist and caricaturist.
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Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil...

Lower Britanny and the Bible there: its priests and people. Also notes on religious and civil liberty in France

by Bromfield, James

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First edition. Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green. London. 1863. Octavo. xii, 314pp. Original embossed red cloth, gilt to spine. Light shelf wear and rubbing to edges. Partially unopened. Inscription "Presented to Benjamin Williams Ffrith Tryddyn by Mrs Jones" dated 1910 to fep, same date to ffep. Vestiges of a removed bookplate to fep. James Bromfield (1815 -) [I. Hope; James Broomfield] He lived at 16, rue de Callac, Morlaix for more than a decade in the mid nineteenth century with his wife, children and two sisters, one of whom, Elizabeth, was the author of 'Recollections of Brittany, in Prose and Verse'. London: James Blackwood, 1863.
In 1851, the founders of the Le Bulletin Évangélique de Basse-Bretagne, his friends pastors Achille Le Fourdrey, John Jenkins, James Williams and Jacques Planta, appointed him as treasurer. At the same time, he became the editor of this small suppressed newspaper. James Bromfield was passionate about the Protestant evangelization of Brittany, and religious… Read more
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The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his death
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The last journals of David Livingstone, in Central Africa, from 1865 to his death: Continued by a narrative of his last moments and sufferings, obtained from his faithful servants Chuma and Susi.

by Waller, Horace, FRGS (Livingstone, David)

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Two volumes. First editions. John Murray. London. 1874. Octavo. xvi, 360, 6pp publisher's ads. 7 engraved plates, 18 text engravings, folding coloured map in rear pocket; vii, (1), 346, 20pp publisher's ads. 14 engraved plates, (including 3 litho reproductions of Livingstone's journal, one in colour), 6 text engravings, folding coloured map. Original decorative cloth, gilt to spines and upper boards, blind tooled border to boards. Sunned to spines. Pages untrimmed. Original endpapers. Occasional light spotting to volume I, toning to outer exposed verso panels of pocket map. Map would seem to have rarely taken from its pocket, with no tears, wear or misfolds. A handsome set, with no inscriptions or annotation.David Livingstone (1813 - 1873) African missionary and explorer. Livingstone was buried in Westminster Abbey on 18 April 1874. A black slab in the centre of the nave in the Abbey marks his resting-place. ODNB.Horace Waller FRGS (1833 - 1896) Anti slavery campaigner, missionary and close associate… Read more
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The lost Tasmanian Race
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The lost Tasmanian Race

by Bonwick, James

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Sampson Low, Marston, Searle and Rivington. London. 1884. 8vo. (4), 216, (1)pp. adverts to front. Frontis., 11 engraved plates. Original pictorial cloth, slightly darkened to spine. Top and tail of spine worn. Edges bumped. Light foxing to endpapers. Occasional spotting/browning.
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The lost houses of Wales. A survey of country houses in Wales demolished since c. 1900.

The lost houses of Wales. A survey of country houses in Wales demolished since c. 1900.

by Lloyd, Thomas

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SAVE Britain's Heritage. London. 1989. Second edition. Landscape 4to. 128pp. Photo illus. Original paper covers. Update loosely inserted.

"Each picture here tells its own sad, wasteful story"
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