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[Bishop John WILKINS (1614-1672)].
Mathematicall Magick, or, the wonders that may be performed by Mechanical Geometry.
A charming copy of a charming work by “the wisest clergyman I ever knew. He was a lover of mankind, and had a delight in doing good." (G. Burnet)
[Emperor JUSTINIAN (c.482-565)]
[Corpus juris civilis. trans. Body of Civil Law: the foundation of Western legal tradition]
Fine typography, uniform contemporary pigskin bindings
Antonio PEREZ (1583-1673)
Ivs Pvblicvm, quo arcana & iura principis exponuntur
fine copy: a 17th-century Spanish jurist comments on Roman law.
Teodoro ARDEMANS (or ARDMANS, c.1661-1726, Achitect & Painter)
[Building ordinances, Madrid, etc] Ordenanzas de Madrid y otras diferentes, que se practican en las ciudades de Toledo, y Sevilla
Spanish legal building regulations.
G.[ervaise] M.[ARKHAM] and W.[illiam] L.[AWSON]
A Way to Get Wealth containing Six Principall Vocations
Baron Northwick's copy of this 1668 compendium on Gardening, Bee-Keeping, Angling, Tennis, Horses, Farming, Medicene, etc. - six works for the price of one.
Edward KIDDER (1665/6 - 1739)
Kidder's Receipts of Pastry and Cookery, For the Use of his Scholars.
engraved throughout, includes the first recipe for puff pastry
[Samuel PEPYS (1633-1703)]
Memoires relating to the State of the Royal Navy of England, for Ten Years, Determin'd December 1688.
with a related letter and Pepys' portrait bookplate in place of the portrait frontispiece
William COBBETT (1763-1835).
Rural Rides in the Counties of Surrey, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, [etc.] ... With Economical and Political Observations
extra-illustrated with Cobbett's clipped signature.
Mary Ann Tocker (1778–1853)
[Mary Ann Tocker v. Richard Gurney: a Sammelband containing three of the pamphlets resulting from her trial for libel].
William Cobbett to Mary Ann Tocker "By your eloquence, you have convinced an honest jury, that to utter truth is not a crime..". Mary Ann Tocker (1778–1853) “the…
MALARIA, and its treatment. - Simon MASON (b.1701).
The Nature of an Intermitting Fever and Ague consider'd : wherein is explain'd, the cause of each succeeding symptom
[Dr. Arthur BROUGHTON (c.1756 - 1796)] & Carl von Linne , i.e. LINNAEUS.
Enchiridion Botanicum: complectens Characteres Genericos et Specificos Plantarum per Insulas Britannicas sponte nascentium
Manual of Botany: the generic and specific characteristics of plants which will grow in Britain
[David HUME, Baron Hume (1757–1838), and others]. - Sir Archibald Gordon KINLOCH.
The Trial of Sir Archibald Gordon Kinloch, of Gilmerton, Bart: For the Murder of Sir Francis Kinloch, Bart., His Brother-German
the establishment of 'diminished responsability' as a legal defence in Scotland - argued by Lord Hume
Daniel WEBSTER (1758-1843).
A Dictionary of the English language ... By Noah Webster … Reprinted by E.H. Barker ... from a copy communicated by the Author
Ex-lot 41 from the first sale in March - a second chance to buy this attractive copy of the 1st English edition of Webster's masterwork.
HAITI & DOMINICAN REPUBLIC, including slavery. - William WALTON (1784-1857)
Present State of the Spanish Colonies, Including a ... Report of Hispañola, or ... part of Santo Domingo [etc.]
Ex-lot 131 from US sale #1, where it was unsold, but worth a second look: signed and with manuscirpt material
CIRCUMNAVIGATION. - William SIMPSON (1823 - 1899)
[Meeting the Sun] All Round the World
unsold in US sale 1, ex-lot 27: this lot deserves another chance. a unique copy in terms of title, text and date
BRITISH NORTH BORNEO Co. - William Burgess PRYER, Frank HATTON & L. S. von DONOP.
[Five works] in five volumes.
collection of rare pamphlets issued by the British North Borneo Co., about what is now Sabah, part of Malaysia
PACIFIC & North-West Passage. - Nathaniel PORTLOCK & George DIXON .
An Abridgement of Portlock and Dixon's Voyage Round the World, performed in the years 1785, 1786, 1787, and 1788.
Ex-lot 37 from the first sale: this very nice copy of quite a rare book is here offered again with a slightly lower reserve.
[Ortensio LANDO, compilor].
Lettere Di Molte Valorose Donne, Nelle Quali Chiaramente Appare Non Esser Ne Di Eloquentia Ne Di Dottrina Alli Huomini Inferiori
1st AMERICAN EDITION. - JUNIUS (pseudonym).
The Letters of Junius. Complete in one volume, with a copious index. The first American Edition.
ex-lot 67 in the first sale - a very nice copy worthy of consideration
THE NEW YORKER MAGAZINE INC. - Robert Andrew PARKER (artist, b. 1927).
[Twin Towers] “Looking South from 13th Street, 10.10 AM 8.IV.91” original artwork for The New Yorker Magazine Inc.