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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper: Session I
Viewing Notes:
9th July 9.30am to 5.30pm. 10th July 9.30am to 8pm. Day of sale from 9.30am.
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Printed Books, Maps and Works on Paper: Session I

(318 Lots)

by Bloomsbury Auctions


318 lots | 251 with images

July 11, 2013

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London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

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Lot 1: Aristophanes. Comoediae undecim..., edited by

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Description: Aristophanes. Comoediae undecim..., edited by Ludolph Kuster, lacking half-title, title in red and black with engraved vignette of Pegasus, Greek and Latin texts in double column, occasional browning, some light damp-staining to outer margin, old ink inscriptions of Geo.J.Aufrere of Bacton dated 1814 and Anthony Aufrere with note "This excellent edition, emphatically called 'editio optima', is a noble production, & has been long esteemed by the first literary characters, abroad & at home" on front pastedown, lacking free endpapers, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt, worn and stained, leather defective at lower outer corners, Amsterdam, T. Fritsch, 1710 § Faber (Basil) Thesaurus eruditiones scholasticae..., edited by Andreas Stübel, 2 vol., half-titles, inscirptions of George and Anthony Aufrere on front free endpaper, occasional light damp-staining, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, soiled and stained, Leipzig, T.Fritsch, 1717, folio (3) ***Anthony Aufrere (1756-1833), translator and antiquary..

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Lot 2: Bacon (Sir Francis) Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall

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Description: Bacon (Sir Francis) Sylva Sylvarum: or, A Naturall History. In Ten Centuries, sixth edition, engraved portrait and additional allegorical title, some light soiling, hole to outer margin of final leaf, contemporary sheep, a little worn, [Gibson 176; Wing B327], by J.F. for William Lee, 1651; and the latter half of Evelyn's Sylva of 1679 containing 'A Philosophical Discourse of Earth', 'Pomona' and 'Kalendarium Hortense', folio (2)

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Boutcher (William) A Treatise on Forest-Trees,

Lot 3: Boutcher (William) A Treatise on Forest-Trees,

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Description: Boutcher (William) A Treatise on Forest-Trees, first edition, without the author's signature on verso of title but with the additional engraved vignette title only found in a few copies, list of subscribers, 3pp. Postscript at end, vignette a little offset on title, some light spotting, one or two leaves with minor marginal defects, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary tree calf, gilt, spine gilt, a little rubbed, spine worn at head, split to lower joint, [Henrey 476], 4to, Edinburgh, by R.Fleming, for the Author, 1775.

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Lot 4: Bull (George) Opera Omnia, engraved portrait

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Description: Bull (George) Opera Omnia, engraved portrait frontispiece, few wormholes to lower margin, signatures of Geo. J. Aufrere, Bacton, 1816 & Anthony Aufrere on pastedown, note on front free endpaper, contemporary panelled calf, spine gilt, rubbed, ends of spine and corner of cover worn, joints cracking, S. Bridge for R. Smith, 1703 § Calvin (Jean) Institutio Christianae Religionis, engraved portrait vignette on title, decorative initials, few early marginalia, some staining, heavy in places, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, n.p., J. Le Preux, 1607 § Hooker (Richard) The Works, engraved portrait frontispiece and additional title, title in red and black, little marginal worming, title marked, faint name on title, name on free endpaper, armorial bookplate, worn, covers damaged, joints cracked, John Walthoe..., 1723, all contemporary panelled calf, folio (3)

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Lot 5: Burns (Robert) The Works, 4 vol., third edition,

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Description: Burns (Robert) The Works, 4 vol., third edition, half-titles in all but vol.3, all titles with wood-engraved vignette, occasional spotting, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary tree calf, by J.Soulby of Ulverston with his ticket printed in red at head of front pastedowns, spines a little faded, 1802 § Cabinet of Genius (The) containing Frontispieces and Characters adapted to the most Popular Poems..., engraved title and 70 stipple-engraved plates, a little foxed and soiled, a few tears and marginal defects, engraved bookplate of James Losh, contemporary calf, rebacked, 1792 § Smollett (Tobias) A Complete History of England, 4 vol., engraved frontispieces and folding map (short tear to edge), some browning and light water-staining, contemporary calf, 1757 § [Condillac (E.B. de)] An Essay on the Origin of Human Knowledge..., translated ...by Mr.Nugent, browned, contemporary calf, 1756, the first and last two with engraved armorial bookplate, all rubbed, 4to & 8vo (10)

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Camden (William) Britannia: or a Chorographical

Lot 6: Camden (William) Britannia: or a Chorographical

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Description: Camden (William) Britannia: or a Chorographical Description of Great Britain and Ireland, translated by Edmund Gibson, 2 vol., "second edition", engraved portrait frontispiece, titles in red and black, 9 engraved plates of coins and 51 double-page and/or folding maps, most by Robert Morden, engraved and woodcut illustrations, one full-page, portrait creased, vol.1 with slight worming to outer margin of first and last few leaves, l1 with hole to outer margin repaired with a few letters of side-notes supplied in ink, 3G with small tear to lower margin repaired, vol.2 with title creased, small stain to 8Y2 & 8Z1 and final leaf loose, some maps a little offset, occasional light soiling but generally very clean, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, worn and stained with leather defective, folio, for James and John Knapton, John Darby, Arthur Bettesworth., [?1730].

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Chardin (Sir John) The Travels into Persia and the

Lot 7: Chardin (Sir John) The Travels into Persia and the

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Description: Chardin (Sir John) The Travels into Persia and the East-Indies, vol.1 [all published], first edition, engraved portrait, additional pictorial title, folding map and 14 plates only (of 16), some double-page and/or folding, engraved head-pieces and initials, light marginal water-staining to portrait and titles, occasional soiling and browning, tear to 4L2 and small tear to fold of one plate, contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, joints and spine ends a little worn, [Wing C2043], folio, for Moses Pitt, 1686.

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Clayton (Robert, Bishop of Clogher, translator and

Lot 8: Clayton (Robert, Bishop of Clogher, translator and

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Description: Clayton (Robert, Bishop of Clogher, translator and editor) A Journal from Grand Cairo to Mount Sinai...some remarks on the Origin of Hieroglyphics..., first edition, 2 engraved plates of Egyptian antiquities, by and for William Bowyer, 1753 bound with [Mason (William)] Musaeus: a Monody to the Memory of Mr.Pope..., half-title, engraved title-vignette of Pope's death after Hayman, advertisement leaf at end, for R.Dodsley at Tully's Head in Pall Mall...sold by M.Cooper in Pater-noster Row, 1747 and Rolt (Richard) A Poem sacred to the Memory of the late Sir Watkin Williams Wynne, Bart., first edition, advertisement leaf at end, for W.Owen, 1749, together 3 works in 1 vol., a little soiled and stained, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, rubbed, spine worn at head, lower joint split, 4to

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Lot 9: Coke (Sir Edward) The First Part of the Institutes

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Description: Coke (Sir Edward) The First Part of the Institutes of the Laws of England..., fifth edition, engraved portrait frontispiece of Judge Littleton, title with elaborate woodcut architectural border, folding table, with the initial and final blanks, lightly soiled at edges, 2E5 with small tear affecting text but no loss, with 2O3 & 4 loose but attached with old pins, slight worming, mostly to inner margin but sometimes affecting text, with contemporary ink inscriptions concerning the Butterworth family on front free endpaper and initial blank (creased), contemporary calf, broken and worn, covers and spine detached, spine defective, for the Company of Stationers, 1656 § Hawkins (William) A Treatise of the Pleas of the Crown, 2 parts in 1, fourth edition, contemporary calf, rubbed, spine ends a little worn, 1762 § Wood (Thomas) An Institute of the Laws of England, seventh edition, contemporary calf, a little worn, joints split, 1745, folio (3)

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Columella (Lucius Junius Moderatus) Of Husbandry.

Lot 10: Columella (Lucius Junius Moderatus) Of Husbandry.

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Description: Columella (Lucius Junius Moderatus) Of Husbandry. In Twelve Books: and his Book concering Trees, a few woodcut illustrations or diagrams, a little browned, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, joints cracked, spine worn at head, A.Millar, 1745 § Geoponicon libri XX, qui a nonnullis Dionysio Uticensi, ab aliis Constantino Magno Imperatori attribuuntur, engraved device on title, decorative initials, title browned & with note, Greek note on pastedown, contemporary calf, gilt, 'II' on spine, rubbed, front cover loose, Lyons, J.A.Huguetan & M A Ravaud, 1658, 4to & 8vo (2) ***Columella was a Roman writer on agriculture of the 1st century AD, who originally came from Cadiz. His work gives detailed information on all types of husbandry, including vines and the management of bees. The second work is a scarce compilation of agricultural information from various sources, chiefly from the writings of Cassianus Bassus (5th or 6th cent.), collected at the behest of the Emperor Constantine VII Porphyrogenitus and sometimes wrongly ascribed to him..

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Diogenes Laertius. De vitis, dogmatibus et

Lot 11: Diogenes Laertius. De vitis, dogmatibus et

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Description: Diogenes Laertius. De vitis, dogmatibus et apophthegmatibus clarorum philosophorum libri x, 2 vol. [including second volume of commentary by Aegidius Menagius (Gilles Menage)], Latin and Greek text, titles in red and black with engraved vignette, vol.1 with additional engraved pictorial title and 24 engraved plates, engraved title with short tear (no loss), light browning and occasional soiling, vol.1 with light damp-staining to outer margin at beginning, new endpapers in vol.1, lacking in vol.2, old ink inscription of Geo.J.Aufrere of Bacton dated 1814 on front pastedown, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, rubbed and stained, 4to, Amsterdam, H.Wetstein, 1692.

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Dow (Alexander, translator and editor) The History

Lot 12: Dow (Alexander, translator and editor) The History

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Description: Dow (Alexander, translator and editor) The History of Hindostan; translated from the Persian, 3 vol., second edition of vol.1 & 2, first edition vol.3, half-titles in vol.1 & 3, vol.1 & 2 with engraved frontispieces, 6 plates and folding map, foxing, vol.1 & 2 with final leaf pasted to rear board, engraved armorial bookplate, 1770-72 § Parker (Thomas) Evidence of our Transactions in the East Indies..., first edition, occasional browning, 1782, all uniform original boards, uncut, some unopened, worn, some spines defective, the last lacking altogether, 4to (4)

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Lot 13: Dugdale (Sir William) Monasticon Anglicanum, 3

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Description: Dugdale (Sir William) Monasticon Anglicanum, 3 vol., second edition of vol.1, first edition vol.2 & 3, titles in red and black, additional engraved pictorial title and plates, some folding or double-page, errata leaf at end of vol.3, some browning, vol.1 with a1-3 (preliminaries) torn and defective with loss to text (partly repaired), final leaf also defective but only affecting pagination, later calf, rubbed and scratched, one joint split, 1682-1661-1673 § [Gough (Richard)] Anecdotes of British Topography..., first edition, a little browned, contemporary calf, rubbed, spine ends slightly chipped, W.Richardson & S.Clark...[for] T.Payne...and W.Brown, 1768 § Whitaker (Thomas Dunham) An History of the Original parish of Whalley, and Honor of Clitheroe..., large folding engraved map (torn), engraved plates, some folding, folding genealogical tables, some frayed at edges, a little foxed and soiled, contemporary tree calf, worn, lacking upper cover, Blackburn, 1801, folio & 4to; sold not subject to return (5)

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Lot 14: Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis) A Practical

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Description: Duhamel du Monceau (Henri Louis) A Practical Treatise of Husbandry, second English edition, title in red and black, 6 engraved plates, 4 folding, folding letterpress table, some light spotting and offsetting, contemporary calf, rubbed, upper joint split, upper cover marked, for C.Hitch & L.Hawes..., 1762 § Home (Francis) The Principles of Agriculture and Vegetation, third edition, marginal worming, contemporary calf, rubbed, lacking label, lower cover water-stained, for A.Millar..., 1762, 4to & 8vo (2)

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Estienne (Charles) Dictionarium historicum,

Lot 15: Estienne (Charles) Dictionarium historicum,

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Description: Estienne (Charles) Dictionarium historicum, geographicum, poeticum, title in red and black with woodcut device of crown, double-column, browned, with 17th century book-label "Steward Lewkenor Novemb. 16. 1650" on front pastedown (also signed and dated by him in ink), other extensive old ink inscriptions on title and front and rear free endpapers (one rather creased and loose) and a few marginalia (some crossed out), contemporary calf, ink inscription on upper cover, worn, upper joint split, spine ends worn, 4to, Geneva, J.Crispin, 1627.

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Evelyn (John) Sylva, or, a Discourse of

Lot 16: Evelyn (John) Sylva, or, a Discourse of

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Description: Evelyn (John) Sylva, or, a Discourse of Forest-Trees, and the Propagation of Timber... ...Terra, a Philosophical Essay of Earth...Pomona...Kalendarium Hortense..., third edition, main title and title to 'Kalendarium' in red and black, errata leaf at end, a few engraved illustrations in the text, one full-page, with manuscript copy of letter to John Evelyn from Lord Brouncker of the Royal Society dated 1674 commissioning Evelyn to present a discourse at the Society bound in following title to 'A Philosophical Discourse of Earth' opposite Evelyn's dedication to Brouncker, old ink inscription "Guliel.Thomas Trin.Coll. Cantab." at head of title and "Roger Taylor's Book...1758" on initial blank and again on front free endpaper, occasional light spotting or soiling, contemporary calf ruled in blind, rubbed, splits to joints, lower cover lacking strip of leather, [Henrey 134; Keynes 42; Wing E3518], folio, for John Martyn..., 1679.

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Lot 17: Fiddes (Richard) The Life of Cardinal Wolsey,

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Description: Fiddes (Richard) The Life of Cardinal Wolsey, first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece, 6 engraved portraits and plates, 1 folding, some marginal worming at start, front free endpaper partly stuck to pastedown, contemporary panelled calf, rubbed, joints cracking, corners worn, John Barber, 1724 § Bower (Archibald) The History of the Popes, 3 vol., vol I second edition, vol. II & III first editions, half-title in vol. I only, little worming at start of vol II & III, little browning, contemporary calf, rubbed, some joints cracking, 1749-1754 § Jortin (John) The Life of Erasmus, vol.1 only (of 2), engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 plates, 1 partly loose, portrait frayed and trimmed, some browning, contemporary calf, gilt rules, rubbed, joints cracking, J.Whiston & B.White, 1758, armorial bookplates, folio & 4to (5)

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Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint. In iulianum

Lot 18: Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint. In iulianum

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Description: Gregory of Nazianzus, Saint. In iulianum invectivae duae, edited by Henry Savile and Richard Montagu, first English edition, title, preliminaries and commentary in Latin, text in Greek, woodcut ornaments and initials, with the final blank, title with contemporary ink inscriptions on title, verso of final blank and remains of front free endpaper, a few ink marginalia, title soiled and with portion cut away from upper margin removing inscription (also to final blank), browned, staining to N3, lacking endpapers, contemporary calf, worn, spine defective, [STC 12346], 4to, Eton, [M.Bradwood] for John Norton, 1610. ***One of the first books printed at Eton..

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Lot 19: [Hall (Edward The Union of the Two Noble and

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Description: [Hall (Edward The Union of the Two Noble and Illustre Families of Lancastre & Yorke] ?second edition, lacks title and 13 ff. (Table to Henry VIII) at end, blank ff. aa2, KK6, kkk8, and lll4 present, full-page woodcut at end, woodcut initials, first f. torn and soiled, blank corner of Gg8 defective, DD2,3 torn with substantial loss of text, few other minor tears, last gathering partly loose, ?wine stain to first few ff, staining and marking elsewhere, contemporary calf, ruled in blind, worn, ends of spine and corner damaged, joint cracked, [STC 12723a], folio, [R. Grafton], [1550]. ***"an exceptionally difficult book to grasp" (STC), as Grafton carried out a complicated system of re-issues and reprints, with copies varying considerably. This seems to be the second edition, with Tables added for all the kings except the last..

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Lot 21: Hodgson (Adam) Letters from North America, written

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Description: Hodgson (Adam) Letters from North America, written during a Tour in the United States and Canada, 2 vol., 2 engraved plans, one folding, both offset, light foxing, contemporary half calf, London and Edinburgh, 1824 § [Cooper (J.Fenimore)] Notions of the Americans: picked up by a Travelling Bachelor, 2 vol., advertisement leaf at end of vol.2, original boards, uncut, 1828, first English editions, half-titles, light foxing, rubbed, joints split or worn, the first with spines defective at head, [Sabin 32357 & 16486], 8vo (4)

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Lot 22: Homer. Ilias, device on title, Greek text, notes

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Description: Homer. Ilias, device on title, Greek text, notes on endpapers, occasional marginalia, name inside front cover, rubbed and marked, fragment of a vellum leaf from a late medieval manuscript used as front free endpaper, Geneva, J. Vignon, 1609; Ilias & Odyssea, et in easdem Scholia, sive Interpretatio Didymi, edited by Cornelius Schrevelius, 2 vol. in 1, engraved title, Greek and Latin texts, names in margin of title, some staining and marking, worn, front cover loose, spine and fore-edge of cover damaged, [Willems 1202], Amsterdam, Elzevier, 1656 § Isocrates. Orationes et Epistolae, Greek and Latin texts, worming to lower margin at start, browning and marking, names of Alexander Butterworth, 1603 & 1658 and note on front free endpaper, rubbed and marked, Geneva, S. Chouet, 1651, contemporary calf, ruled in blind, 8vo et infra (3)

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Lot 23: Leigh (Charles) The Natural History of Lancashire,

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Description: Leigh (Charles) The Natural History of Lancashire, Cheshire, and the Peak, in Derbyshire: with an Account of the...Antiquities..., first edition, engraved portrait frontispiece and 23 engraved plates but lacking the engraved map, with list of subscribers and several errata leaves, some light soiling and staining, mostly marginal, one or two marginal tears, one plate torn at inner margin (repaired), lacking rear free endpaper, contemporary calf, worn and defective, joints split, folio, Oxford, for the Author, 1700; sold not subject to return

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Lot 24: Lemon (Rev. George William) English Etymology; or,

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Description: Lemon (Rev. George William) English Etymology; or, a Derivative Dictionary of the English Language, first edition, list of subscribers, full-page specimen of alphabets, some light spotting and browning, original boards, uncut, a little worn, lacking backstrip, G.Robinson, 1783; and another, 4to & 8vo (2)

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Lot 25: Lenglet du Fresnoy (Pierre Nicolas, Abbé)

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Description: Lenglet du Fresnoy (Pierre Nicolas, Abbé) Geographia Antiqua et Nova: or a System of Antient and Modern Geography, 33 double-page engraved maps after Cellarius and others, occasional spotting but generally very clean, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, joints split, spine ends and corners worn, lacking label, 4to, John and Paul Knapton, 1742.

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Lhuyd (Edward) Archaeologia Britannica..., giving

Lot 26: Lhuyd (Edward) Archaeologia Britannica..., giving

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Description: Lhuyd (Edward) Archaeologia Britannica..., giving some account...of the Languages, Histories and Customs of the Original Inhabitants of Great Britain..., vol. I: Glossography [all published], first edition, engraved title vignette of Sheldonian Theatre, list of subscribers, engraved head-piece and initial, title lightly soiled, spotting to some leaves, mostly marginal, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary panelled calf, rather worn, scratch to lower cover, upper joint split, spine chipped at head, folio, Oxford, Printed at the Theater for the Author, 1707. ***Comparative philological study of Wales, Cornwall, Brittany, Ireland and Scotland, by the Keeper of the Ashmolean Museum from 1690 until his death in 1709..

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[Liger (Louis)] La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou

Lot 27: [Liger (Louis)] La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou

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Description: [Liger (Louis)] La Nouvelle Maison Rustique, ou Économie Générale de tous les Biens de Campagne, 2 vol., eighth edition, half-titles, engraved frontispiece and plates, a few folding, woodcut illustrations, approbation leaf at end, some light spotting, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, spines gilt, rubbed, spine ends a little worn with labels chipped, some splits to joints, [Bitting 287; Vicaire 521], 4to, Paris, Durand, 1762. ***Including the production of honey, silk, oil and wine, as well as gardening, veterinary medicine, hunting, falconry etc..

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Lisle (Edward) Observations in Husbandry, first

Lot 28: Lisle (Edward) Observations in Husbandry, first

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Description: Lisle (Edward) Observations in Husbandry, first edition, engraved portrait (lightly offset on title), errata leaf at end (soiled), engraved armorial bookplate, contemprary sprinkled calf, a little worn, joints split, [Fussell I p.94-95], 4to, J.Hughs, 1757.

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Malpighi (Marcello) Opera Omnia, 2 vol. in 1,

Lot 29: Malpighi (Marcello) Opera Omnia, 2 vol. in 1,

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Description: Malpighi (Marcello) Opera Omnia, 2 vol. in 1, engraved frontispiece, titles in red and black, the first with engraved coat-of-arms, 121 engraved plates, Robert Littlebury, 1687-86 bound with Opera Posthuma, engraved frontispiece, lacking title, with 19 engraved plates, [A . & J.Churchill], [1697], together 2 works in 1 vol., with the engraved portrait by Kip from the second work bound at beginning of the first, some browning and occasional staining, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary panelled calf, worn, upper cover detached, [Wellcome IV p.38; Wing M343-344 & 353], folio; sold not subject to return ***"Malpighi was the founder of histology and the greatest of the microscopists. In 1660 he was the first to see the capillary anastomosis between the arteries and the veins, thus helping the completion of Harvey's work on the circulation. He was a great embryologist; his name is perpetuated in the 'Malpighian bodies', 'Malpighi's layer' of the epidermis, 'Malpighi's (splenic) corpuscles'." Garrison & Morton 66..

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Lot 30: Mezeray (François Eudes de) A General

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Description: Mezeray (François Eudes de) A General Chronological History of France..., first English edition, additional engraved pictorial title by W.Faithorne, contemporary ink signature of R.Flesher on verso, some light soiling or browning, small hole in [g]2 (Table) with loss of a few letters, name torn away from head of front free endpaper, contemporary mottled calf, spine gilt, some splits to joints, spine ends and corners a little worn, [Wing M1958], T.N. for Thomas Basset..., 1683 § Moreri (Lewis) and others. The Great Historical, Geographical and Poetical Dictionary..., imprimatur leaf, title in red and black, list of subscribers, title lightly soiled, damp-staining to outer margin, several tears and minor defects, mostly to lower margin, sometimes affecting text and with very occasional loss, contemporary ink inscription "Robt. Porter...1695" at head of title and others on front pastedown, contemporary panelled calf, rather worn, [Wing M2725], by Henry Rhodes..., 1694, folio (2)

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Moffett (Thomas) Insectorum sive minimorum

Lot 31: Moffett (Thomas) Insectorum sive minimorum

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Description: Moffett (Thomas) Insectorum sive minimorum animalium theatrum..., first edition, title with large woodcut of bees and skep (repeated at end of preliminaries), lacking the two leaves of woodcuts at end but with several woodcut illustrations in text of bees, butterflies and other insects, soiled and severely damp-stained causing some tears and holes to first few leaves (title laid down), some worming causing slight loss, contemporary calf, worn, slightly defective at spine ends and corners, [Nissen ZBI 2852; STC 17993a], folio, by Thom. Cotes for William Hope [one of 3 variant imprints of the same year], 1634; sold not subject to return

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Lot 32: Monteth (Robert) The History of the Troubles of

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Description: Monteth (Robert) The History of the Troubles of Great Britain... in Scotland, from the Year 1633 to 1650...with the Battles fought by the Marquis of Montrose, translated by James Ogilvie, first edition, list of subscribers, advertisement leaf at end (with tear and very slight loss affecting a few lines), light browning, contemporary calf, stained and worn, leather on boards defective, folio, for G.Strahan...and R.Williamson, 1735 § Burnet (Gilbert, Bishop) The Memoires of the Lives and Actions of James and William Dukes of Hamilton and Castleherald..., half-title with engraved portrait on verso, 2 other engraved portraits and an illustration, title and portraits with borders ruled in red, half-title pasted to front free endpaper and torn at outer margin to edge of portrait (almost detached), contemporary sprinkled calf, worn, spine defective at head and lower cover lacking most of leather, [Wing B5832], F.Grover for R.Royston, 1677; and vol.1 only of Burnet's History of His Own Time of 1724, folio (3)

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Lot 33: Montfaucon (Bernard de) Antiquity Explained, and

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Description: Montfaucon (Bernard de) Antiquity Explained, and Represented in Sculptures, translated by David Humphreys, 5 vol. (without the supplement of 1725), first edition in English, titles in red and black, 320 engraved plates, 101 double-page or folding, a few misbound, plate 95 in vol.1 with portion cut out, plate 41 in vol.3 torn, vol.4 & 5 lightly damp-stained, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, vol.4 & 5 worn with leather defective, J.Tonson & J.Watts, 1721-22 § Spence (Rev. Joseph) Polymetis: or, an Enquiry concerning the Agreement between the Works of the Roman Poets, and the Remains of the Antient Artists, engraved portrait, list of subscribers, 41 engraved plates, 4 double-page and/or folding, portrait a little damp-stained and frayed at fore-edge, some other light soiling or staining, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, a little worn and defective, R.Dodsley, 1747, folio (6)

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Lot 34: Petau (Denis) Rationarium temporum, 2 parts in 1,

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Description: Petau (Denis) Rationarium temporum, 2 parts in 1, engraved portrait and additional pictorial title of the author in a library, title in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved head-piece, 7 plates (one folding) and 6 folding maps, some light soiling and browning, armorial bookplate, contemporary sprinkled calf, spine gilt in compartments, rubbed, joints split, spine slightly wormed at foot and worn, lacking label, Leiden, P. van der Aa, 1710 § Lipsius (Justus) Politiocorum sive Civilis Doctrinae Libri sex, 2 parts in 1, device on titles, and at end, some light soiling, contemporary blind stamped calf, rubbed, head of spine and corner worn, paste-downs torn, Antwerp, officina Plantiniana, 1599 § Mas (Diego) Commentariorum in Porphyrium et in Universam Aristotelis Logicam, 2 parts in 1, device on title, part of final f. of Index cut away, first and last few ff. frayed and creased, 5E1 creased and holed, some staining and browning, notes and names of Alexander Butterworth on titles and at end, note on rear paste-down, contemporary calf, ruled in blind, rubbed, head of spine damaged, Mainz, C. Butgenius, 1621 § Scaliger (Joseph) Opus de Emendatione Temporum, half-title, title in red and black with device, decorated initials, armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, decorated in blind, rubbed, front cover loose, Cologne, typis Roverianis, 1629 § Velserus (Marcus) Opera Historica, Historica et Philologica, Sacra et Profana, engraved frontispiece, portrait, folding map, head-pieces, initials, some marginal worming, staining, heavy in places, note on free endpaper, armorial bookplate, contemporary mottled calf, rubbed, corners worn, Nuremberg, typis W. Mauritii & filiorum J. Andreae, 1682, v.s. (4)

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Plinius Secundus (Caius) Historiae naturalis libri

Lot 35: Plinius Secundus (Caius) Historiae naturalis libri

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Description: Plinius Secundus (Caius) Historiae naturalis libri xxxvii, edited by Jean Hardouin, 2 vol. in 3, folding engraved map, 11 engraved plates of coins, engraved head-piece to dedication, woodcut initials and ornaments, signature M in vol.2 misbound, very slight worming to inner margin to first few leaves of each vol., occasional soiling but generally clean, vol.1 lacking front free endpaper, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, spines gilt in compartments with red and black morocco labels, rubbed, boards worn at lower outer corners with leather torn and defective, folio, Paris, A.-U.Coustelier, 1723.

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Pontoppidan (Rev. Erich) The Natural History of

Lot 36: Pontoppidan (Rev. Erich) The Natural History of

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Description: Pontoppidan (Rev. Erich) The Natural History of Norway, 2 parts in 1, first English edition, folding engraved map by John Baptist Homman and 28 plates, occasional light spotting and soiling, slight worming to lower margin with a few unobtrusive holes to map, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary sprinkled calf, a little worn, spine defective at head with loss to label, folio, [Nissen ZBI 3224], for A. Linde, 1755.

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Rea (John) Flora: seu, De Florum Cultura. Or, A

Lot 37: Rea (John) Flora: seu, De Florum Cultura. Or, A

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Description: Rea (John) Flora: seu, De Florum Cultura. Or, A Complete Florilege, first edition, engraved additional pictorial title with facing letterpress 'Mind of the Front' explanatory leaf, title in red and black, 16 engraved plans of formal gardens on 8 plates, a few folded at foot (one or two with slight loss), titles and a few other leaves soiled, light water-staining to lower edge, a few rust spots, contemporary ink signature of R.Marrow at head of front free endpaper, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary sheep, rather worn, [Henrey 325; Wing R421], small folio, J.G. for Richard Marriott, 1665. ***"The most important English treatise on gardening to be published during the second half of the seventeenth century." (Henrey). The work is enthusiastically referred to in the diaries of John Evelyn..

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Lot 38: [Robinson (John)] An Account of Sueden, third

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Description: [Robinson (John)] An Account of Sueden, third edition, half-title with advertisement on verso, 3pp. advertisements at end, title soiled, contemporary sprinkled calf, rubbed, upper joint split, corners worn, Tim.Goodwin, 1717 § [Grosley (Pierre Jean)] New Observations on Italy and its Inhabitants. Written in French by Two Swedish Gentlemen, translated by Thomas Nugent, 2 vol., vol.1 with half-title and advertisement leaf at end, some spotting, contemporary sheep-backed marbled boards, uncut, a little worn, spines defective at head and foot, L.Davis & C.Reymers, 1769, 8vo (3)

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Rosinus (Johannes) Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus

Lot 39: Rosinus (Johannes) Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus

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Description: Rosinus (Johannes) Antiquitatum Romanarum corpus absolutissimum, edited by Thomas Dempster and Cornelius Schrevel, additional engraved title, woodcut device on letterpress title, large folding engraved plan of Rome and 7 plates, 2 folding, light foxing and soiling, folding plan with tear and a little creased at edges, old ink inscription of Geo.J.Aufrere of Bacton dated 1814 on front pastedown, contemporary sprinkled calf, worn, spine defective, 4to, Amsterdam, Typographia Blaviana, 1685.

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Lot 40: Rutherforth (Thomas) A System of Natural

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Description: Rutherforth (Thomas) A System of Natural Philosophy, being a Course of Lectures in Mechanics, Optics, Hydrostatics, and Astronomy, 2 vol., first edition, half-titles, list of subscribers, engraved head-piece, 31 folding plates and folding map (showing California as an island), browned in parts (particularly vol.1), occasional soiling, slight worming to outer margin of vol.1, one plate browned and slightly frayed at fore-edge, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary sprinkled calf, red morocco labels, rubbed, Cambridge, J.Bentham, 1748 § Nicholson (Peter) Practical Carpentry, Joinery, and Cabinet-Making, revised by Thomas Tredgold, engraved portrait, additional vignette title and 89 plates only (of 90, lacking plate 37), foxed and stained, contemporary tree calf, spine gilt, rubbed, upper cover detached, 1846; and a trade catalogue for Sowerby's Ellison Glass Works Ltd. of Gateshead-on-Tyne for 1888, 4to & folio (3)

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Rycaut (Sir Paul) The Present State of the Ottoman

Lot 41: Rycaut (Sir Paul) The Present State of the Ottoman

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Description: Rycaut (Sir Paul) The Present State of the Ottoman Empire, third edition, engraved frontispiece and 2 plates, 19 engravings in text with 21 illustrations, old ink manuscript note at head of verso of frontispiece, rather soiled and browned, some leaves stained, insect damage to lower outer margin of last few leaves, with 18th century book-label "To.Croft A.M. Trin. Coll. Cant." on front pastedown, contemporary sheep, worn and broken, spine and covers detached, spine defective, [Atabey 1067; Wing R2414], folio, for John Starkey and Henry Brome..., 1670. ***Tobias Croft (c.1705-1767), rector of Linton, Yorks. 1736-65 and vicar of Kirkby Lonsdale, Westmorland 1739-66..

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Saxe (Maurice, Comte de) Reveries, or Memoirs upon

Lot 42: Saxe (Maurice, Comte de) Reveries, or Memoirs upon

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Description: Saxe (Maurice, Comte de) Reveries, or Memoirs upon the Art of War, translated by Sir William Fawcett, first English edition, 40 engraved plates and plans on 34 sheets, all but one folding, plate 19 bound upside down, occasional light spotting, front free endpaper loose, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary calf, rubbed, joints split, spine ends a little worn, J.Nourse, 1757 § New Regulations for the Prussian Infantry..., engraved head-piece to dedication to the Duke of Marlborough, 16 engraved plates on 15 sheets, with 2 tables and 4 explanatory leaves at end, foxed, some water-staining, a few plates creased or slightly frayed at edges, contemporary half calf, red morocco label, rubbed, spine chipped at head, J.Rivington and J.Fletcher..., 1757, 4to (2)

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Lot 43: Suetonius Tranquillus (Caius) Opera, edited by

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Description: Suetonius Tranquillus (Caius) Opera, edited by Samuel Pitiscus, 2 vol., additional engraved pictorial title, titles in red and black with engraved vignette, engraved head- & tail-pieces and 28 plates, 6 folding, light browning, one plate torn, old ink ownership inscription on front pastedowns, contemporary blind-stamped vellum, rubbed, upper cover of vol.1 heavily stained, joints split, spine of vol.2 defective, 4to, Leeuwarden, F.Halma, 1714-15.

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Thoroton (Robert) The Antiquities of

Lot 44: Thoroton (Robert) The Antiquities of

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Description: Thoroton (Robert) The Antiquities of Nottinghamshire, first edition, title in red and black, double-page engraved map, 16 engraved plates by W.Hollar and others, some double-page, 8 plates of coats-of-arms on 4 leaves plus the engraved slip with 8 coats-of-arms, engraved illustrations in text, several full-page, lacking imprimatur leaf at beginning, soiled and stained, marginal worming, several plates torn and frayed at edges, a few leaves with minor tears, contemporary mottled calf, worn, upper joint split, spine ends chipped, [Wing T1063], folio, by Robert White, for Henry Mortlock, 1677; sold not subject to return

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Thornton (Col. Thomas) A Sporting Tour through

Lot 45: Thornton (Col. Thomas) A Sporting Tour through

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Description: Thornton (Col. Thomas) A Sporting Tour through Various Parts of France, 2 vol. in 1, half-title in vol.1 only (lacking in vol.2), stipple-engraved portrait frontispiece, 2 additional engraved vignette titles, 52 engraved plates (mostly aquatint, one wood-engraved), 11 folding, 2 engraved sheets of musical notation of a hunting song 'The Horns', several aquatint or wood-engraved vignettes, 4pp. advertisements at end, with an original pen and ink drawing of a view of the river at Rouen tipped in at p.11 of vol.2, some spotting and soiling, one plate with short tear slightly affecting image, 3 folding plates creased and frayed at edges, one loose, contemporary half calf, spine gilt, a little rubbed,[Abbey Travel 84; Schwerdt II p.261], 1806; and vol.1 only of Daniel's Rural Sports of 1801, 4to & 8vo (2)

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Thesaurus Geographicus. A New Body of Geography:

Lot 46: Thesaurus Geographicus. A New Body of Geography:

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Description: Thesaurus Geographicus. A New Body of Geography: Or, a Compleat Description of the Earth, first edition, 58 engraved maps and town-plans, all but 2 in text, 4 other engraved illustrations and a few woodcut diagrams, old ink inscriptions on title and pastedowns, soiled and browned, some stains, G1 & 2 of Introduction and 2 I2-5 of main text becoming loose, several tears, mostly affecting text but also a couple of maps (Mastrick & Holland), A4 (England) defective at outer edge with some loss to text, lacking free endpapers, contemporary calf, worn, [Wing T869], folio, for Abel Swall and Tim. Child, 1695; sold not subject to return

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Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de) A Voyage into the

Lot 47: Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de) A Voyage into the

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Description: Tournefort (Joseph Pitton de) A Voyage into the Levant..., 2 vol., first English edition, folding engraved map by Senex (not present in the French edition) and 152 engraved plates and maps, a few folding, plates foxed and with marginal water-staining, engraved armorial bookplate, contemporary panelled calf, spines gilt, rubbed, joints split, spine ends a little worn, [Nissen ZBI 4156; cf. Atabey 959-961 & Blackmer 1318, other editions], 4to, D.Browne, A.Bell [etc.], 1718. ***The first volume of this work by the celebrated botanist Tournefort (1656-1708) describes the Greek archipelago and the Eastern Mediterranean, while the second volume is devoted to Asia Minor, the Black Sea, the Caucasus and Persia. Many of the plates illustrate the flora of the region, where he discovered many new botanical species..

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Lot 48: Townsend (Joseph) A Journey Through Spain in the

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Description: Townsend (Joseph) A Journey Through Spain in the years 1786 and 1787, 3 vol., second edition, engraved map and 9 plates, occasional soiling, G2 in vol.2 torn at foot, one plate and a few leaves in vol.3 loose, contemporary tree sheep, rubbed, a few scratches, vol.1 & 2 chipped at head of spine, [Goldsmiths' 15093; Kress B2430], 8vo, C. Dilly, 1792.

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Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet de) The Works...,

Lot 49: Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet de) The Works...,

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Description: Voltaire (Francois Marie Arouet de) The Works..., translated by T.Smollett and others, 36 vol., mixed edition, some vol.with half-titles, engraved portraits and plates (some as frontispieces), one or two folding, folding engraved map, vol.6 & 22 with marginal worming, engraved armorial bookplate, uniform contemporary calf, spies gilt in compartments with red and green morocco labels, rubbed, spines slightly worn at head, 12mo, 1762-71.

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W[orlidge] (J[ohn]) Systema Agriculturae, The

Lot 50: W[orlidge] (J[ohn]) Systema Agriculturae, The

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Description: W[orlidge] (J[ohn]) Systema Agriculturae, The Mystery of Husbandry Discovered, first edition, engraved frontispiece incorporating title by F.H.van Hove, with accompanying letterpress explanatory leaf, woodcut illustrations, advertisement leaf at end, a little browned, slight worming to lower margin, contemporary calf, worn and stained, spine defective at head, [Fussell I pp.68-69; Goldsmiths' 1898; Kress 1251; Wing W3598], 4to, T.Johnson for Samuel Speed, 1669. ***Including Kalendarium Rusticum and Dictionarium Rusticum, each with separate title-page. One of the earliest works to consider the crop of turnips..

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Lot 51: Xenophon. De Cyri institutione libri octo, edited

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Description: Xenophon. De Cyri institutione libri octo, edited by Thomas Hutchinson, text in Greek and Latin, engraved frontispiece and folding map, title and final leaf soiled, otherwise clean, old ink inscription of Geo.J.Aufrere of Bacton dated 1814 on front pastedown, lacking free endpapers, Oxford, Sheldonian Theatre, 1727 § Caesar (Caius Julius) Que extant omnia, edited by John Davis, title in red and black, double-page engraved plate and 2 maps, title and a few other leaves lightly spotted, Cambridge, J.Owen, 1706, both contemporary calf, rubbed, spines and corners a little worn, the first spine defective; and 2 others, 4to & 8vo (4)

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