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BABBAGE, Charles. Edited by Martin Campbell-Kelly. 11 vols. pp. 51, 456; 6, 233; 6, 253; 6, 217; 6, 192; 6, xx, 129; 6, xvi, 133; 8, xxviii, 280; 7, xx, 118; 5, xi, 173; 6, xi, 425. Illustrated with facsimiles and diagrams. 8vo. Blue cloth. Vol 1 - Mathematical Papers; Vol 2 - The Difference Engine and Table Making; Vol 3 - The Analytical Engine and Mechanical Notation (includes Sketch of the Analytical Engine by A.A. Lovelace (1843).); Vol 4 - Scientific and Miscellaneous Papers; Vol 5 - Scientific and Miscellaneous Papers; Vol 6 - A Comparative View of the various Institutions for the Assurance of Lives; Vol 7 - Reflections on the Decline of Science in England and on some of its Causes; Vol 8 - The Economy of Machinery and Manufactures; Vol 9 - The Ninth Bridgewater Treatise. A Fragment; Vol 10 - The Exposition of 1851; Vol 11 - Passages from the Life of a Philosopher.
HOGG, Thomas jefferson. 2 vols. pp. xxxii, 479; (iv), 557. Frontis - Vol 1, tailpiece to each volume. 8vo. Half turquoise morocco, marbled boards. Slight damage to the last leaf of Vol 1, not affecting text. Half title in Vol 2 secured by archival tape. From Easton Neston Library. A hansome pair. Wise p117. Vols 3 and 4 were never printed and Vol 4 was never written.
ELIOT, George. 3 vols. pp. (viii), 326; (viii), 374; (vi), 334, 16 of adverts. 8vo. Half blue calf, marbled boards, red spine labels. Spines faded. Very light foxing throughout. 1st edition with all half titles and adverts. With the bookplate of Courtenay F. Wilson. Sadleir 812.
BABBAGE, Charles; Davy, Sir Humphrey; Herschel, Sir William et al. pp. Viii, 182, (iv), 183 - 369, (vii) of index, 26. 20 plates. 4to. Full calf, hinges slightly rubbed. Babbage's article is 'Observations on the Analogy which subsists between the Calculus of Functions and other branches of Analysis'; Herschel - 'Astronomical observations and experiments tending to investigate the local arrangements of the celestial bodies in space, and to determine the extent and condition of the Milky Wa'; Davy - 'Some researches on flame' & 'Some new experiments and observations on the combustion of gaseous mixtures, withan account of a method of preserving a continued light in mixtures of inflammable gases and air without flame'.
BYRON, Captain John. Single sheet addressed to A Monsr. Perregaux, Rue du Sentier, Paris with remains of black seal. The letter is written in the third person from St Germain-en Laye and dated September 19th 1786. The text reads 'Captain Byron will be obliged to Mr. Perragaux if he will pay unto Monsr Le Clere forty two Pounds for the house Rent which Mr Le Clere advanced for him. When he comes into Paris, he will give Mr Perregaux a Bill for the whole -' Mad Jack Byron was frequently in debt and had to leave England to escape his creditors. His father's death in April 1786 saw him inherit £500. M. Perrigaux was 'a Parisian banker known to the Byron family and who had funded Jack in the past on the strength of his expectations'. Perrigaux wrote to James Sykes, the Byron family lawyer, on 24 July 1786 'Some time after the Admiral's decease Mr Byron has proposed making an assignment of his legacy of £500 to you partly for the purpose of discharging another debt of about the same amount as mine, and that you has expressed much pleasure at the proposal hoping that it would enable you to secure mine; but he soon after changed his mind and assigned it to a Mr Milne, a Taylor, to whom I conclude he owed the whole and to whom probably it has since been paid. Thus I fear I am cut off from every prospect of recovering my debt.' (Bakewll, Michael and Melissa. Augusta Leigh Byron's half-sisiter. A Biography). The sale of Gight, Catherine Byron's ancestral home, in 1787 allowed Captain Byron to pay a 'partial payment' to Perrigaux before coaxing him 'into advancing him a further £200.'
DICKENS, Charles. pp. viii, 190, (ii) of adverts. Frontis portrait, engraved title and 12 plates, all by S.l. Fildes. 8vo. Half green morocco with gilt decoration, all edges gilt. Tipped in on the front endpapers are a newspaper cutting reportting the death of Sir Luke Fildes and the front part of the original wrapper for Part III of this work. 1st edition. Sadleir 694. Smith p. 114.
ELIOT, George. 4 vols. pp. (ii), 368; (ii) errata slip, 364; (ii), 394, errata slip between pp. 196/197; (ii), 368. 8vo. original cloth. Lacking half titles and advert leaf. Endpapers foxed, occasional, minor foxing in the text, last leaf of Vol II badly foxed. 1st edition, 1st issue with the last leaf in Vol IV as 2A7. The printing errors that the errata slips point out have not been corrected in the text. These slips are in odd places for the corrections they are making. Sadleir 813a.
STOKER, Bram. pp. xii, 498, (xxxv) of adverts. 8vo. Original pictorial cloth, very slightly rubbed at the corners. Edge of text block with some foxing. 1st edition, 2nd issue. Inscribed in Stoker's hand on the front free endpaper 'His Grace The Duke of Fife K.Y. with Bram Stoker's kind regards 19 August 1902.'. With the Duke of Fife's bookplate. Alexander Duff, the first Duke of Fife was maried to Louise, the Princess Royal, eldest daughter of the Prince of Wales, later Edward VII. Dalby 13 (c). First British Trade edition.
OBSERVATIONS ON THE TEMPLE OF SERAPIS at Pozzuoli near Naples, with An Attempt to explain the causes of the frequent elevation and depression of large portions of the earth’s surface in remote periods. And to prove that those causes continue in action at the present time. With a Supplement. Conjectures on the physical condition of the surface of the moon.BABBAGE, Charles. pp. 42. (iv) of adverts. 2 folded plates, further figures in the text. 8vo. Original red cloth. Inscribed ' To Professor Sismondu from the author'. With the bookplate of Erwin Tomash.
TROLLOPE, Anthony. pp. iv, 336, 24 of Catalogue of New Works. 8vo. Half brown morocco, cloth boards. Top edge gilt. Original cloth spine bound in at rear. The catalogue of books at the rear is dated September 1854 indicating that this copy would have had the first binding variant. 1st edition. Sadleir p.16.
MISCELLANEOUS THOUGHTS on the Present Posture both of our Foreign and Domestic Affairs. Humbly offer’d to the Consideration of the Parliament and the People.HERVEY, Baron John. pp. 80. 8vo. Stitched as issued. 1st edition. Title, last leaf and edges dusty, internally clean. ESTC T39435
FONTENELLE, Bernard de. pp. x, 138, (ii). 8vo. Vellum. No 1501 of a limited edition of 1600 printed on Van Gelder paper at the Curwen Press with colour stencilled decoration s by T.L. Poulton. Lacking slip case.
JOHNS, Rev. C.A. Revised and edited by Clarence Elliott. pp. (ii), xx, 378. Coloured frontis and 95 plates, further illustrations in the text. 8vo. Green cloth with gilt decoration, front board very slightly marked. 12th impression. A very good, clean, bright copy.