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THE BUILDING TRADE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRITAIN
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THE BUILDING TRADE IN EIGHTEENTH CENTURY BRITAIN: The London prices of bricklayers materials and works

by LANGLEY, Batty

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8vo. [ii], xviii, 390 pp., including errata on the verso of the final leaf. With 32 copper plates. Contemporary calf, morocco spine label; interior excellent. From the library of John Barton Winton with his small engraved bookplate. First edition, second issue under this title, the first issue having been printed the prior year (the sole difference is the date on the title page and the errata), and first published as Exaction detected in 1747. This is an extremely valuable work for historians of the building trade, especially brickwork, for its variety of information including sizes, types and prices of brick, tiles, lime, sands, mortar, plaster, lath, nails, etc. The plates are also of interest, showing primarily details of brickwork. "Written for the use of gentlemen, stewards and workmen in general, and particularly for such landlords and tenants who are subject to the repair of buildings." Of particular interest is Langley's coverage of not only the prices and quality of building… Read more
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BURR, Charles W. The S. Weir Mitchell oration. S. Weir Mitchell, physician, man of science, man of letters, man of affairs

by [MITCHELL, S. Weir]

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[Philadelphia]: [College of Physicians of Philadelphia], 1920. FIRST EDITION. Original green boards, gilt lettering to upper cover and spine, some light spotting to upper cover; a fine, uncut copy from the library of Alfred Heacock Whittaker, with his bookplate. First edition of this oration which was delivered before the College of Physicians of Philadelphia on November 19, 1919. The oration was established by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia to be given triennially and to have as its subject any aspect of the life or work of S. Weir Mitchell. Burr (b.1861) was a physician and professor at the University of Pennsylvania.
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Ballad: Young Parson Richards. Now First Published from the Manuscript in the Harvard University Library

by SHELLEY, Percy Bysshe. PECK, Walter E., [editor]

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Iowa City, Iowa: [n.p.], 1926. FIRST SEPARATE EDITION. Original printed wrappers. Wrappers soiled, otherwise near fine. Number 72/100 copies.
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Baltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of light
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Baltimore lectures on molecular dynamics and the wave theory of light

by KELVIN, Lord

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London: C.J. Clay and sons, 1904. FIRST EDITION. Complete with errata leaf and additional errata slip bound in. Numerous text illustrations throughout. Original cloth, somewhat worn, possibly rebacked with the original laid on, gilt on upper edge; interior in good condition. First edition of this series of lectures in which the author attempts to formulate a physical model for the aether, an extremely valuable medium that would support the electromagnetic waves that were becoming increasingly import to the explanation of radioactive phenomena.Thomson was one of the foremost among the small group of British scientists who helped lay the foundation of modern physics. His contributions to science included a major role in the development of the second law of thermodynamics; the absolute temperature scale (measured in Kelvin's); the dynamical theory of heat; the mathematical analysis of electricity and magnetism, including the basic ideas for the electromagnetic theory of light; the geophysical… Read more
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The Baronage of England. or an Historical Account of the Lives and Most Memorable Actions of Our...
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The Baronage of England. or an Historical Account of the Lives and Most Memorable Actions of Our English Noblity in the Saxon Time, to the Norman Conquest; and from Thence, of Those Who had Their Life Before the End of King Henry the Third

by DUGDALE, William

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London: Printed for Tho. Newcomb, 1675. FIRST EDITION. Frontispiece in Volume 1, genealogical charts. Contemporary full speckled calf with blind panel and gilt floral border, spine with 6 raised bands with gilt compartments and morocco labels, rebacked preserving original spines, extremities rubbed, boards scuffed; marbled endpapers, all edges red, light soiling, dampstain to top margin of 50 pages in second volume, scattered neat underlining and notes. From the libraries of noted Shakespeare scholar Charles Tyler Prouty with his signed book label and the printed bookplate of Marianne Ford. First edition of Dugdale's history of English aristocracy from Saxon times. It is considered an important work of genealogical scholarship. Dugdale (1605-86) was an English antiquary and medieval scholar. In addition to this work, his most important writings include Monasticon Anglicanum; Antiquities of Warwickshire; and The history of St. Paul's Cathedral in London.
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A Bash in the Tunnel: James Joyce by the Irish

by RYAN, John, ed

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London: Clifton Books, 1970. FIRST EDITION. Original green cloth, dust jacket in pristine condition. A perfect copy.
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Beauties and achievements of the blind

by ARTMAN, Wm.; HALL, L[ansing] V.

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Rochester: Published for the authors, 1880. Later printing. Engraved frontispiece and inserted leaf with raised letters for the blind. Original publisher's cloth with gold decoration and embossing.
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Before the curfew and other poems, chiefly occasional

by HOLMES, Oliver Wendel

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Boston and New York: Houghton, Mifflin and Company, 1888. FIRST EDITION. Original publisher's white and greed decorated cloth. First edition, first printing, binding Aa. The poems At my fireside and The angel-thief are both printed here for the first time. All but four, To James Freeman Clarke; Benjamin Pierce, Boston to Florence, and Post-prandial, are collected here for the first time. BAL, 9012; C&T, p. 217.
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Beitrag ur fauna Centralpolynesiens. Ornithologie der Viti-, Samoa- und Tonga-Inseln
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Beitrag ur fauna Centralpolynesiens. Ornithologie der Viti-, Samoa- und Tonga-Inseln

by FINSCH, O. & HARTLAUB, G.

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Halle: H.W. Schmidt, 1867. FIRST EDITION. Complete with 14 hand colored plates. Later cloth boards, gilt lettering on spine; a very good copy from the Library of Dr. James M. Dolan Jr. with his blind stamp on the title page. First Edition of the most valuable contribution to the avifauna of Polynesian. Hartlaub prepared the preface, the introduction, and the diagnoses, with the remaining part of the text being written by Finsch. The work is based chiefly on material collected by Dr. E. Gräffe but deals with all birds known from the area in question, altogether 99 species as well as ten doubtful ones (Anker). The work is dedicated to the Hamburger merchant Johann Cesar Godeffroy (1813-1885), founder of the Museum Godeffroy, which began as a personal collection of birds, fish, shells and other animals. The authors have described all previously recorded information from the naturalists who acceompanied Cook on his first voyage and enlarged it to include specific areas of Central Polynesia, including… Read more
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Beside the bonnie briar bush

by MACLAREN, Ian [pseud. for WATSON, John]

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London: Hodder and Stoughton, 1896. Limited printing. With frontispiece and 11 engraved plates. Original navy buckram, gilt lettering to spine; end-papers browned and spotted, but a very nice uncut and mostly unopened copy with a presentation inscription from the author's wife on the fly-leaf. Limited edition, number 279 of 415 copies printed on large paper. A collection of seven stories about Scottish rural life, the last entitled A doctor of the old school. The book was enormously popular in both Great Britain and America, and went through several translations into the majority of the European languagesWatson (1850-1907) was a Scottish presbyterian who wrote literature under the pseudonym Ian Maclaren, and theological works under his true name. In Liverpool, he established one of the foremost congregations of the Presbyterian church. Because of the popularity of his books in America, he made two lecture tours. It was after delivering a lecture at Yale that he was awarded from them an honorary D.D.
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Beyond this place

Beyond this place

by CRONIN, A[rchibald] J[oseph]

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London: Victor Gollancz Ltd, 1953. FIRST EDITION. Red publisher's cloth, gilt lettering to spine, in original yellow dust-jacket (spine of dust-jacket slightly soiled with a couple tiny chips, two small tears to edges of top panel, else fine). First edition. The tale of a man who discovers that the father whom he believed to be dead is actually in jail for murder. It was made into a motion picture in 1959 starring Van Johnson, Vera Miles and Emlyn Williams; it was also billed under the title Web of evidence.
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Biblia Latina

Biblia Latina

by [BIBLE]

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Nuremberg: Anton Koberger, 1479. Third bible printed by Koberger, complete. Double column, 51 lines of Gothic type in Vulgate Latin, some printed marginalia, with versal letters in red & blue and decorative pen initials throughout, interior as if new, quires lettered in modern pencil. Marbled endpapers, a few contemporary annotations, first page now glued to end leaf. Brown calf with two clasps. Magnificent copy.
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Bibliomania, or, book-madness

by DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall

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London: Longman, Hurst, Rees and Orme, 1809. FIRST EDITION. Title in black with red. Half calf over linen; preliminary and last leaves foxed, interior and text in generally excellent condition. First edition of this popular book which passed through many later editions. This work was inspired by another, published under the same title, by John Ferrier, M.D. Ferrier had extensive medical experience and did himself suffer from the disease which he named Biblio-Mania. His work, in verse, begins: What wild desires, what restless torments seize The hapless man, who feels the book-disease.Dibdin was the originator and vice-president of the Roxburghe Club, founded in 1812, the first of the numerous book clubs which have done such service to literature.
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The Bibliomania or Book-Madness: History, Symptons, and Cure of This Fatal Disease
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The Bibliomania or Book-Madness: History, Symptons, and Cure of This Fatal Disease

by DIBDIN, Thomas Frognall

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Boston: The Bibliophile Society, 1903. FIRST EDITION. Each volume with frontispiece designed by Howard Pyle and etched by W.H.W. Bicknell. Beautifully bound in full red crushed morocco, spines elaborately gilt in compartments with five raised bands, covers finely gilt with a floral and geometric frame, gilt rules; red and green morocco doublures ruled in gilt, watered silk endpapers; top edges gilt, others uncut. A fine set.
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Biographical Memoirs

by NATIONAL ACADEMY OF SCIENCES

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FIRST EDITIONS. Publisher's cloth, many covered in protective brown paper. From the library of Robert S. Mullikan (1896-1986), winner of the 1966 Nobel Prize for chemistry. He was primarily responsible for the early development of molecular orbital method of computing the structure of molecules. His signature appears in Volumes 29-39.
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Birds in a village

by HUDSON, W[illiam] H[enry]

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London: Chapman & Hall, 1893. FIRST EDITION. Title and half-title in red and black. Original green cloth binding illustrating birds on branches on front cover; front and back free endpapers chipped along edges with offsetting on half-title and last page. Generally, the interior is excellent, with a blind ownership stamp (W.H. Smith) on first free endpaper. First edition of Hudson's delightful account of the birds found in a village in southeast England. He compares the species and population as well as the treatment against those that would cause damage to their food and habitat. Hudson (1841-1922), author, naturalist and ornithologist, was a founding member of the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds. He is best known for his novel Green Mansion. Hemingway famously referred to Hudson's book The Purple Land in his novel The Sun Also Rises.
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Birds of La Plata

by HUDSON, W.H.

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London & Toronto: J.M. Dent & Sons, 1920. FIRST EDITION. With 22 color plates after H. Grönvold. Original publisher's cloth (no dust jackets), gilt decoration on cover and gilt lettering on spine; an excellent copy from the Library of James M. Dolan, with his stamp on both title pages. First edition, one of three thousand copies printed for distribution in England and the United States. Hudson introduces new species that have been discovered since his previous work on Argentinian avifauna (Argentine ornithology written with Philip Lutley Sclater and published in 1888-89). "In the present work the classification, synonymy, &c. in the former work has been expunged, leaving only the account of the birds' habits as written by Hudson himself. The plates are new" (Wood). Hudson, as he states in the preface, believes that new species are continually being added by collectors and so his previous work was already out of date as soon as it was published. South America, according to the author, is richer in… Read more
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Birds of Arabia
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Birds of Arabia

by MEINERTZHAGEN, Colonel R.

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Edinburgh: Oliver and Boyd, 1954. FIRST EDITION. With 19 colored plates by G. E. Lodge, D. M. Reid-Henry and Miss Talbot Henry, text illustrations, photographs, maps (including a folding map in back cover pocket). Original cloth, in the original dust jacket, small tear to top corners and top of spine; interior with browning on the fly-leaf, otherwise in fine shape. From the libraries of the American anthropologist Henry Field (1902-1986), great nephew of Marshall Field, with his signature dated 1954 and his bookplate on the paste-down, and James M. Dolan Jr. First edition of a monumental book on the avifauna of the whole Arabian Peninsula and the regions of Sinai, Palestine, Syria, Transjordan and Iraq. The author discusses many aspects of migration in the desert belt of south-west Asia, including a full systematic list of Arabian birds with notes on habits, including lesser known traits such as the love of sweet food. Of particular interest is his study of bird collisions. This is the first… Read more
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Birds of the island of Java
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Birds of the island of Java

by KURODA, Nagamachi

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Tokyo: by the author, 1936. FIRST EDITION. Volume I with errata and addenda, 1 folding map and 14 plates; Volume II with 20 plates and 1 folding map. All tissue guards present. Contemporary half burgundy cloth over boards, gilt title on spine, with original dusk jackets, slightly torn, and preserved in the original slipcases. A very good copy. First edition of the work that remains the standard of reference for the birds of Java, the world's most populous island located in Indonesia. The author offers the most comprenshive catalogue of Java birds, describing in detail 25 families and 225 species of Passeres in the first volume and the whole non-Passeres order in the second. The images are crowded, typically ten to fifteen to a plate, and offer an excellent representation of the birds. The plate representing the Pittas and the Broadbill is by the author's fourteen year old son, Nagahisa Kuroda, while the others are by Shigekazu Kobayashi, considered the leading bird artist in Japan.Kuroda (1889-1978)… Read more
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Blast 3

by COONEY, Seamus, ed

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Santa Barbara: Black Sparrow Press, 1984. FIRST BLACK SPARROW PRESS EDITION. Original black cloth-backed printed paper boards with very minimal scuffs, plain yellow dust jacket, mylar protective cover. An excellent copy of an uncommon book.
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