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Newton, C.T.: Travels and Discoveries in the Levant. Hidesheim, Georg Olms, 1989. Facsimile reprint of 1865 edition. 2 vols in one. 8vo., pp. xiv, [ii], 360; xiv, [ii], 275 + 2 frontispiece maps and numerous b/w illustrations. Green cloth with brown label to spine, gilt lettering. Very faint foxing to endpapers and edges, top edge a little dusty, very good. First published in London by Day & Son.   Ref: 46720 
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Okladnikov, A. P.: (Michael, Henry N. ed.): Yakutia Before Its Incorporation into the Russian State. Montreal & London: McGill-Queen's University Press, 1970. First edition. 4to., pp. xli, 499. Green cloth. Slight shelf wear to edges, very good. Dustwrapper, several tears to edges, rubbing to extremities and generally faded, good only. Artic Institute of North America Anthropology of the North: Translations from Russian Sources, Number 8.   Ref: 45218 
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Oravas, Gunhard AE.: Lectures on the History of Technology and Engineering. Hildesheim: Georg Olms, 2004. 2 vols. 8vo., pp. xliii, 616; [vi], 617-1194. Green cloth, black spine label, gilt title to upper boards, top edge grey. A little dusted, slight dent to fore-edge but still very good indeed.   Ref: 47281 
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Osler, William: Bibliotheca Osleriana: A Catalogue of Books Illustrating the History of Medicine and Science. Sandpiper Books Ltd., 2000. Reprint. 4to., pp. xxxv, 785. Black cloth, small bump to lower-edge of boards, near fine. Dust-jacket, light creasing to edges and a little shelf worn but still very good. A Sandpiper Books reprint of the 1929 Clarendon Press edition.   Ref: 46255 
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Owen, Robert: A New View of Society: or, Essays on the Formation of the Human Character Preparatory to the Development of a Plan for Gradually Ameliorating the Condition of Mankind. London: printed for Longman, Hurst Rees, Orme and Brown et al, 1816. Second edition. 8vo., pp. viii, [iii], 12-184. Uncut, with wide margins. Dampstaining to approx. half page, diminishing from front paste-down to p.viii; occasional light foxing. Publisher's grey paper-covered boards backed with brown paper, remains of title label to spine. Grubby with dampstain to upper board, paper coming away at ends of spine, paper splitting at joints but binding holding firm, corners frayed. A good unsophisticated copy, worn but sound. Ownership inscription of W(illia)m Furmage, London Tavern, Poole to upper board. Furmage was landlord of the London Tavern from c.1839 to c.1855. "Here, in what remains his best-known work, Owen demanded a system of national education to prevent idleness, poverty, and crime among the 'lower orders' (Selected Works, vol. 1), and recommended restricting 'gin shops and pot houses', the state lottery and gambling, as well as penal reform, ending the monopolistic position of the Church of England, and collecting statistics on the value and demand for labour throughout the country. Owen denied proposing 'that the British government should now give direct employment to all its working population'. Instead, education should lead the poor 'to find employment sufficient to support themselves, except in cases of great sudden depression in the demand for, and consequent depreciation in the value of, labour' (Selected Works, 1.97)." (ODNB)   Ref: 51402  show full image..
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Polignac, Melchior de: Anti-Lucretius, sive de Deo et Natura, libri novem. Parisiis [Paris]: Apud Hippolytum-Ludovicum Guerin, & Jacobum Guerin 1747. 2 vols., 8vo., pp. [ii] xxx [ii] 180; [iv] 181-450 + frontispiece. Without half-title in first volume. Some light browning and spotting. Contemporary calf, neatly rebacked with old green morocco gilt labels preserved, corners and hinges renewed, old leather scratched and slightly worn around the sides. A posthumously published poem in the Lucretian style offering a Christian and Cartesian refutation of Lucretius and Epicurean philosophy. Cardinal Polignac's (1661-1742) philosophy is "questionable, but the poem is, in form, the best imitation of Lucretius and Virgil extant" (Catholic Encyclopedia). Brunet IV 777.   Ref: 25031 
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Rohan, [Henri] Duke of: (H[unt], H[enry] trans.:) A Treatise of the Interest of the Princes and States of Christendome. Written in French by the Most Noble and Illustrious Prince, the Duke of Rohan. London: printed by Ric. Hodgkinsonne, 1641. First London edition of this English translation. 12mo., pp.[xxiv], 59, [vii], 146, [iv]. Woodcut initials and decorations. Ink blot to p.121 obscuring a few letters, ink blot to fore-edge bleeding onto margins a little but never reaching text. Contemporary tan sheep with remains of original spine and old paper label retained, recent red spine label with gilt title, edges sprinkled red. A bit scuffed and scraped with small area of surface loss to lower board, endpapers renewed with several pencilled booksellers notes. A very good copy overall. Recent bookplate of Robert J. Hayhurst to front paste-down. Multiple ownership inscriptions of Francis Drake to initial blank, title-page, first leaf of text and other points throughout. We believe this Francis Drake to be the Second Baronet (1617-1662), politician and Colonel of the Horse who fought in the Parliamentary army during the English Civil War. He was the great-nephew of the more famous explorer of the same name. First published anonymously in Paris in 1634, it was 1638 before the Duc de Rohan's name was added to the title. Hunt's English translation was first published in Paris in 1640, with this London edition following a year later. A Treatise of the Interest... is 'a compact reflection on European international affairs' offering 'pithy advice to rulers regarding what courses of action best served the aims of security and influence, in light of the precarious balance of power between Spian and France in its time.' (Mathiowetz, Appeals to Interest (2011) p.68) Wing R1868   Ref: 51399 
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Schneider, J.G.: Historia Amphibiorum, Naturalis et Literariae Fascisculus Primus [...] (&) Secundus [...] Amsterdam: A.Asher & Co., 1968. Facsimile reprint of 1799-1801 edition. 2 vols. in 1. 8vo., pp.xiii, [i], 264, [viii including 2 illustrations, one fold-out.]; vi, 364 + 2 fold-out illustrations. Dark blue cloth with gilt lettering, slightly shop-worn but still a very good copy. Descriptions of frogs, toads, salamanders, crocodiles, snakes, etc.   Ref: 46788 
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Sharpe, Kevin: Politics & Ideas in Early Stuart England. Essays and Studies. London & New York: Pinter Publishers, 1989. 8vo., pp. xi, [i], 415, [i]. Black cloth, gilt title to spine, very good.   Ref: 51620 
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Stillingfleet, Benjamin (trans.:) Miscellaneous Tracts relating to Natural History, Husbandry, and Physick. To which is added the Calendar of Flora. London, Printed and sold by R. and J. Dodsley. 1762. 8vo., pp. xxxi [i] 391 [i] + 11 plates. Light toning, a little spotting, one gathering slightly proud, a couple of marginal pencil notes. Slightly later tan calf, rebacked preserving original spine and endpapers, spine in six compartments with raised bands, new red morocco label, gilt decoration (now darkened and chipped), old scratches to boards since polished. Ownership inscription of J. Cooke Garborough to upper pastedown. A collection of papers translated by Stillingfleet from the 'Amoenitates Academicae', including Linnaeus on 'the necessity of travelling in one's own country', J.G. Bayerstein on the improvement of physick, Barck on foliation, Gedner on curiosity, and Stillingfleet's own observations on grasses (with illustrative plates). The 'Calendar of Flora' is partly extracted from Theophrastus. ESTC T81085.   Ref: 28114 
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