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The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

The Works of the Right Honourable Edmund Burke

BURKE Edmund 1729-1797

A Superb set of Burke's Works, 1st edition, published in 1792 in 3 volumes that was extended to 8 volumes.

£1850 | Published: 1792 | Publisher: J Dodsley. FC and J Rivington

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy.

NEWTON Sir Isaac 1642-1727. (THORP Robert 1736-1812 translator/editor)

Mathematical Principles of Natural Philosophy. by Sir Isaac Newton. £4250

VG+, 22 pls, subscribers copy? 1st ed of the 2nd English translation of Newtons Principia 1777.
Vol 1 (all published), [15], (xvi-lviii), [23], [1], 2-360 pp, 22 pls (all folding), in contemporary calf boards, gilt edge tooling, some tip repairs. Professionally re-spined to style, raised bands, gilt tooling, titles in gilt to morocco labels. Internally, gilt board edge tooling, original red marbled endpapers with repair and small coat of arms label to fpd, mss notes to verso fep (1869 & 1889) stating bought at Thorp sale, mss note to half title (stating ExLib Robert Thorp bought at auction), contains, half title, list of subscribers and the dedication (often lacking in the later ed). Some mionor foxing on title and elsewhere, 1 old paper repair. Uncommon.
(Lowndes 1334. Gray 28. Allibone 1418. Hall p27. Graesse 683).
Thorp, Church of England clergyman, later Arch Deacon of Durham and co founder of Durham University.
There was another English translation by Motte in 1729, and Newton published his Principia in 1687.

£4250 | Published: 1777 | Publisher: W Strahan; and T Cadell

Regne animal dispose en tableaux methodiques:

Regne animal dispose en tableaux methodiques:

COMTE J Achille [Joseph] 1802-1866

Regne animal dispose en tableaux methodiques: COMTE J Achille £3000

VG+, 1840, Tall Elephant Folio, 90 pls + TP.
In modern, to style, half red morocco, with contemporary red faded boards, some blind tooling, edges lightly bumped and rubbed. Spine, raised bands, decorative gilt tooling and titles. Internally, red marbled endpapers, text block edges sprinkled red, book label to fpd (William Alexander Murray), [1] engraved titlepage, [1] blank, [2] introduction, 90 pls (of 90) double page pictorial charts 80*55.5 cms (20 of which were produced at 32 Southampton St, Strand London & the remainder in Paris at Rue de Place de l'Ecole de Medecine, No 13), depicting approximately 5,000 images, new cloth joints, minimal paper repairs. A very good + copy. Weighs 10.5 Kg, and is 56.7*44.5*5 cms. (Graesse 315. Brunet 5572. Nissen 938. Crochard 1839 p11)
Title continues: ouvrage adopté par le Conseil royal de l'instruction publique pour l'enseignement des colléges et autroes etablissements de l'université

£3000 | Published: 1840 | Publisher: Fortin Masson et Cie, Successeurs de Crochard et cie.

A Collection of Voyages and Travels,

A Collection of Voyages and Travels,

[OSBORNE Thomas]

Tall Folio, 1st ed, 2 vols, 1745, 37 maps, 16 pls, 1 folding chart.
In modern speckled calf, to style, gilt edge tooling. Spines, decorative gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red calf labels, by Chivers- Period Binders. Internally, new endpapers, text block edges reddened, no inscriptions, 2 columns per page. Vol 1, frontis, [4], (lviii), 261 pp, [1], [1], 410-552, [1], 754-756, 557-630, 699-873 pp, [1] blank, odd pagination but complete, 17 maps (most by Moll, all folding, watermarked RM), 12 plates, 1 chart (folding). Vol 2, [2], [1], 2-p4, [3], (xcviii-c), 95-100, [101-102], [1], [102-103], 104-212, [2], 213-236, [237-245], 236-279, [1], 278-402, 393-480, 466-663, [1], [1], 734-931, [1], [30] index, 20 maps (folding, mostly by Moll), odd pagination but complete. A Superb set. (ESTC T97843. Hill 295. Sabin 57765).
Voyages & destinations include: Gonzales. Story. Moscvy. Overbury. Usher. Dauphinuis. Hakluyt. Wolfe. Drake.Knight. Dunton. Phelps. Hartwell. Frogel. Boothby. Castle. Geare. Warren. Asia. China. Turkey. France. Persia. America. and much more.

£4750 | Published: 1745 | Publisher: Thomas Osborne

Cyfreithjeu Hywel Dda ac Eraill, seu Leges Wallicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles

Cyfreithjeu Hywel Dda ac Eraill, seu Leges Wallicae Ecclesiasticae & Civiles

[CLARKE Gulielmus] - editor. WOTTONUS Gulielmus [WOTTON William] 1666-1727

VG+, 1730, 1st ed.
In superb full modern black calf, gilt edge tooling, by Period Binders of Bath. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, gilt titles to red calf labels. Internally, new endpapers, rubricated title page, [42], [3], 4-586 pp, lacks half title, parallel Welsh and Latin texts, text block edges sprinkled red, one of the 400 Ordinary paper issues, light browning to edges of tp only, small gutter tear to tp, numerous printers headers, footers & initials, 1 illustration within text, 39.5*25cms. (ESTC T63960. Brunet 1480. Maslen & Lancaster).
Title continues: Hoeli Boni et aliorum Walliae principum, quas ex variis codicibus manuscriptis eruit, interpretatione latina, notis & glossario illustravit.
One of Hywel's supposed pro-English acts was the introduction of elements of English law into those of Wales. This was not impossible, since according to the prologues to the Welsh law books of the thirteenth and later centuries, he was responsible for the first codification and promulgation of Welsh law, known consequently as cyfraith Hywel (‘the law of Hywel’). See ODNB.

£485 | Published: 1731 | Publisher: Gulielmi Bowyer

Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis

Biblia Sacra vulgatae editionis

DALI Salvador 1904-1989.

A Stunning Copy

£16000 | Published: 1967 | Publisher: Rizzoli editoris

China in a series of Views

China in a series of Views

WRIGHT The Rev GN [George Newham] 1795/5-1877

A complete set of Allom & Wrights - China in a Series of Views, 4 volumes - in their original gilt pictorial covers, 1st edition, 1843, with 128 plates.
What more could you want!

£3500 | Published: 1843 | Publisher: Fisher, Son, & Co.