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Auction Description for Bloomsbury: Antiquarian Books
Viewing Notes:
12th & 13th December 9.30am - 8pm. 14th December from 9.30am.
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Please note buyers premium applies to first £300,000 and is 12% thereafter. www.bloomsburyauctions.com

Antiquarian Books

by Bloomsbury Auctions


419 lots | 279 with images

December 14, 2012

Live Auction

24 Maddox Street

London, W1S 1PP United Kingdom

Phone: +44 (0)207 495 9494

Fax: +44 (0)207 495 9499

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Jardine (William) The Natural History of

Lot 399: Jardine (William) The Natural History of

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Description: Jardine (William) The Natural History of Humming-Birds, 2 vol., additional engraved titles with hand-coloured vignette, engraved frontispiece portraits, 64 hand-coloured plates, tissue-guards, bookplate on front pastedowns, original cloth, spines faded otherwise very good, small 8vo, 1834-41.

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Jardine (William) The Natural History of

Lot 400: Jardine (William) The Natural History of

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Description: Jardine (William) The Natural History of Gallinaceous Birds, vol.I only (of 2), additional engraved title with hand-coloured vignette, engraved portrait frontispiece, 30 hand-coloured plates (turkeys, peacocks, pheasants), tissue guards, bookplate on front pastedown, original cloth, spine slightly sunned otherwise a very good copy, small 8vo, Edinburgh, Naturalist's Library, 1836.

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[Lawrence (John)]

Lot 401: [Lawrence (John)] "John Scott". The Sportsman's

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Description: [Lawrence (John)] "John Scott". The Sportsman's Repository, engraved title, frontispiece, and 37 engravings of different breeds of dogs and horses, title spotted, plates with marginal spotting, contemporary calf boards, gilt, rebacked, 4to, 1820.

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Sea Weed.- Cocks (John, of Devonport) Algarum

Lot 402: Sea Weed.- Cocks (John, of Devonport) Algarum

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Description: Sea Weed.- Cocks (John, of Devonport) Algarum Fasciculi: or, a Collection of British Sea-Weeds, 180 original specimens mounted, title slightly browned, some marginal soiling, contemporary half morocco, rubbed, covers marked, Dublin University Press, by M.H. Gill, 1855; and another, manuscript, "From Catalogue of the Fossil Fishes in the British Museum, Parts 1,2,3 & 4, By Arthur Smith Woodward...", sm. 4to & 8vo (2).

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Sowerby (G.B.) Illustrated Index of British

Lot 404: Sowerby (G.B.) Illustrated Index of British

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Description: Sowerby (G.B.) Illustrated Index of British Shells, first edition, 24 hand-coloured engraved plates, tissue guards, 1859; bound with Illustrated Index of British Shells, second edition, revised & enlarged, 26 hand coloured plates, tissue guards, 1887, together in modern half cloth, 8vo.

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Step (Edward) and William Watson. Favourite

Lot 405: Step (Edward) and William Watson. Favourite

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Description: Step (Edward) and William Watson. Favourite Flowers of Garden and Greenhouse, 4 vol., half-titles, 316 chromolithographed plates, later half morocco, gilt spines in compartments with floral motifs, slightly rubbed, [Nissen 1887], a very good set with plates in good clean condition, 8vo, [1896-1897].

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Stonham (Charles) The Birds of the British

Lot 406: Stonham (Charles) The Birds of the British

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Description: Stonham (Charles) The Birds of the British Islands, 5 vol., half-titles, titles printed in red & black, 318 lithographed plates with captioned tissue guards, 2 hand-coloured folding maps, 2 key plates, bookplate of Manchester Reform Club on verso of front fly-leaves, contemporary half vellum, t.e.g., others uncut, [Nissen 898], 4to, 1906.

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Lot 407: Whitmill (Benjamin) Kalendarium Universale: or,

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Description: Whitmill (Benjamin) Kalendarium Universale: or, the Gardiner's Universal Calendar, fifth edition, lightly browned, occasional spotting, contemporary calf, upper cover detached, spine ends and corners worn, rubbed and scuffed, for J.Clark, 1751 § Dezallier d'Argenville (Antoine Joseph) The Theory and Practice of Gardening, second edition, title in red and black, 37 (of 38) folding engraved plates, 1 plate with splits and fold and outer margin trimmed, some water-staining and foxing, mostly marginal, 20th century calf-backed marbled boards, spine stained, Bernard Lintot, 1728 § Miller (Philip) The Gardeners Kalendar,fourth edition, engraved frontispiece, this with tape repair verso to inner part, some spotting, contemporary calf, upper cover detached, worn, for the Author, 1737; and 2 others, similar, odd vol., v.s. (5) ***The first mentioned is rare. Not in the British Library and with ESTC listing only one copy (Reading)..

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Lot 408: Bell (John) ?The Principles of Surgery, vol. 1 & 2

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Description: Bell (John) ?The Principles of Surgery, vol. 1 & 2 in 1 only (of 3), signed presentation inscription from the author to engraved title, lacking general title, 21 engraved plates (6 folding), contemporary mottled calf, gilt, upper cover detached, spine ends and corners bumped, [cf Wellcome 2, p 138], [1815]; sold not subject to return.

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Lot 409: Fergusson (William) A System of Practical Surgery,

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Description: Fergusson (William) A System of Practical Surgery, third edition, half-title, illustrations, 4pp. advertisements, hinges splitting, 1852 § Barton (J.K.) The Pathology and Treatment of Syphilis, 16pp. advertisements, Dublin, 1868 § Bigg (R.H.) Spinal Curvature, half-title, illustrations, stamped 'with the author's compliments', hinges pulling, 1882 § Lund (Edward) The Present Aspect of the Antiseptic Question, splitting at spine, Manchester, 1883 § Bramwell (B.) Diseases of the Spinal Cord, second edition, illustrations, gift inscription on half-title, Edinburgh, 1884 § Edridge-Green (F.W.) Colour-Blindness, 3 chromolithographed plates, illustrations, covers water-stained at fore-edges, 1891, original cloth; and 12 others, Medical, 8vo & 4to (18)

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Geology.- Whitehurst (John) The Works, 3 parts in

Lot 410: Geology.- Whitehurst (John) The Works, 3 parts in

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Description: Geology.- Whitehurst (John) The Works, 3 parts in 1, including Appendix, engraved portrait frontispiece, 10 engraved plates, most folding, some spotting or foxing, for W.Bent, 1792 bound with Whitehurst (John) Observations on the Ventilation of Rooms; on the Construction of Chimney and on Garden Stoves, half-title, folding engraved plate, this with some spotting and offsetting, for W.Bent, 1794, together 2 works in 1 vol., contemporary half calf, gilt spine in compartments, covers rubbed, 4to ***Scarce works. Whitehurst was a clockmaker and scientist and made significant early contributions to Geology. He was a prominent member of the Lunar Society of Birmingham along with Joseph Priestley, Josiah Wedgwood, Erasmus Darwin and Matthew Boulton. Includes his An Inquiry into the Original State and Formation of the Earth..

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Medicine.- [Work on surgical bandages], text in

Lot 411: Medicine.- [Work on surgical bandages], text in

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Description: Medicine.- [Work on surgical bandages], text in Arabic, slight worming, a little browned at beginning, contemporary calf with flap, blind-stamped with central medallion, rubbed, rebacked and repaired, 8vo, Cairo, 1939. ***The tenth book printed by al-Matba'ah al-Kubrah Bulaq for the School of Medicine, one of a series of works translated from French into Arabic. It includes sections on bandages, how they should be applied, their benefits etc..

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Microscopy.- Hill (James) The Construction of

Lot 412: Microscopy.- Hill (James) The Construction of

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Description: Microscopy.- Hill (James) The Construction of Timber, from its Early Growth; Explained by the Microscope, first edition, 44 engraved plates, 1 folding, a few spots, contemporary calf, richly gilt flat spine in compartments and with red morocco label, head of spine chipped, joints just starting, but holding firm, a few scuff marks, rubbed, [Henrey 802; Nissen BBI 877], 8vo, for the Author, 1770. ***'The most important work to be published on the subject during the eighteenth century' (Henrey). Henrey also notes that 'some copies of the octavo edition have plates 13 and 14 in duplicate, one plate of each number being coloured'..

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Lot 413: [Plattes (Gabriel)] A Discovery of Subterraneall

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Description: [Plattes (Gabriel)] A Discovery of Subterraneall Treasure, viz. of all manner of mines and mineralls, from the gold to the coale, woodcut decorations and initials, lacking initial blank, some browning, trimmed close at top margin with slight loss to text on preliminary ff., B1 fore-edge margin with old paper repair, 19th century half calf, [STC 20000], small 4to, I.Okes, for Jasper Emery, 1639.

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Priestley (Joseph) The History and Present State

Lot 414: Priestley (Joseph) The History and Present State

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Description: Priestley (Joseph) The History and Present State of Electricity, first edition, frontispiece 'silked' and with repaired whole not affecting text, 7 engraved folding plates and 1 engraved chart, foxing to plates and adjacent leaves, paper repair to fore-edge E2, small tear with loss to lower edge 3z2, modern quarter morocco, gilt, g.e., (sold with all faults, not subject to return), 4to., J.Dodsley etc., 1767

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Simpson (George) The Anatomy of the Bones and

Lot 415: Simpson (George) The Anatomy of the Bones and

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Description: Simpson (George) The Anatomy of the Bones and Muscles, first edition, 30 lithographed plates, title and plates linen-backed, occasional anotations, spotting, light finger-soiling to margins, contemporary morocco-backed boards, spine ends and corners rather worn, rubbed, 4to, 1825.

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Trade Catalogue.- Dunhill (Alfred, Limited)

Lot 416: Trade Catalogue.- Dunhill (Alfred, Limited)

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Description: Trade Catalogue.- Dunhill (Alfred, Limited) [Dunhill's Motorities]. Price List...Specialists in Motoring Equipment, original wrappers, upper cover marked, small 4to, [c.1909].

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Trade Catalogue.- Macfarlane (Walter, & Co.)

Lot 417: Trade Catalogue.- Macfarlane (Walter, & Co.)

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Description: Trade Catalogue.- Macfarlane (Walter, & Co.) Illustrated Catalogue of Macfarlane's Castings, 2 vol., sixth edition, map, illustrations, distributor's small stamp on foot of vol.II title, contemporary owners' names on each title, original cloth, small 8vo & 8vo, n.d. [1882-83].

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Lot 418: Trade Catalogues.- Surgical Manufacturing Co.Ltd.

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Description: Trade Catalogues.- Surgical Manufacturing Co.Ltd. Illustrated Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances, some related ephemera loosely inserted, light discolouration to upper cover, [?1922] § Allen & Hanburys Ltd. Abridged Catalogue of Surgical Instruments and Appliances, price-list in pocket at front, [1925], illustrations, original cloth; and another similar, 4to & 8vo (3)

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