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Case of Charles Beamish, Clerk in the Wages Branch of the Treasury of the Navy at Devonport., Beamish (Charles) [British Navy].
21 Beamish (Charles) [British Navy]. Case of Charles Beamish, Clerk in the Wages Branch of the Treasury of the Navy at Devonport.
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London: Printed by J. Poulter, 1833. First edition. [32] pp. Disbound, very good condition. Tipped to the title leaf is an autograph letter from the author dated 4th March, 1833, to Thomas G.B. Estcourt, MP; on a second sheet Beamish has written details of his salary with several calculations. In this book Beamish protests his forced retirement from the Navy Pay Office, and makes a plea for reinstatement. 
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An Electrical Process for the Dehydration of Crude Petroleum. Copied from Oil Age of April 21, 1911., Beazley (Arthur T[etley])
22 Beazley (Arthur T[etley]) An Electrical Process for the Dehydration of Crude Petroleum. Copied from Oil Age of April 21, 1911.
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San Francisco: Foster & ten Bosch, [1911-12]. A stapled booklet in tan wrappers, front cover printed in dark brown. Two illustrations and three folding plates at the rear. Staples rusting, some figures in pencil on back cover, otherwise a nice copy. An early work on the electrical method of dehydrating petroleum, this booklet is basically an ad for the Petroleum Rectifying Co. of California, whose ads and fact sheets appear at the rear. A very scarce book. Not in WorldCat, and we cannot find another copy listed. 
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Saturdays to Mondays. Being Jottings from the Note-Books of Kenneth Ffarington Bellairs on Some Phases of Country Life, Yachting, Deep Sea Fishing, With Dog and Gun, Etc. Etc. With Illustrations by W.C. Keene, J. Temple, and H.C. Seppings Wright., Bellairs (Kenneth Ffarington)
23 Bellairs (Kenneth Ffarington) Saturdays to Mondays. Being Jottings from the Note-Books of Kenneth Ffarington Bellairs on Some Phases of Country Life, Yachting, Deep Sea Fishing, With Dog and Gun, Etc. Etc. With Illustrations by W.C. Keene, J. Temple, and H.C. Seppings Wright.
London: T.P. Chapman, 1888. First edition. anticat16 
[Bound With]: Saturdays to Mondays. (Second Series). (1888). The two volumes bound together in one volume: 2-tone cloth, black with a red spine, small hand- lettered paper label on spine. Frontispieces, and several inserted plates of sporting, angling, gold mining, pheasant rearing, etc. An uncommon collection of sketches originally published in the Weekly Bulletin. 
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The Adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di Lucca, Being the Substance of his Examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: Giving an Account of an Unknown Country in the Deserts of Africa  .... translated from the Italian., Berington (Simon) [published anonymously].
24 Berington (Simon) [published anonymously]. The Adventures of Sig. Gaudentio di Lucca, Being the Substance of his Examination before the Fathers of the Inquisition at Bologna in Italy: Giving an Account of an Unknown Country in the Deserts of Africa .... translated from the Italian.
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London: Printed for T. Pridden, 1776. 8vo. 245 pages. Contemporary calf. Chip from top of spine, edges and hinges somewhat worn, end papers discolored; very good otherwise. Originally published in 1737; a second edition appeared in 1748. A utopian novel, of the remote African kingdom of Mezzorania, the society of which owes something to the ancient Egyptians. Originally thought to be by Bishop Berkeley, this work was only attributed to Berington in 1935. Gove: The Imaginary Voyage in Prose Fiction, pg 295 - 300. 
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Histoire de Pierre Terrail, dit le Chevalier Bayard, Sans Peur et Sans Reproche., Berville (M. Guyard de)
25 Berville (M. Guyard de) Histoire de Pierre Terrail, dit le Chevalier Bayard, Sans Peur et Sans Reproche.
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Lyon: Freres Perisse, 1807. Nouvelle Edition. 12mo. Full calf, spine designed and lettered in gilt. Some chipping to spine ends, leather very dry, rubbed at edges, very good. Small sword & helmet decoration on title page; the half-title leaf is present. First published in 1760, the history of the chivalrous French knight who was killed on the battlefield in 1524. 
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Blackie's Literary & Commercial Almanac 1847. Sixth Publication., Blackie's Literary & Commercial Almanac 1847.
26 Blackie's Literary & Commercial Almanac 1847. Blackie's Literary & Commercial Almanac 1847. Sixth Publication.
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Glasgow, etc.: Blackie, 1847. 32mo. 96 pages, stitched, pasted into shiny green decorative printed wrappers. Wear to covers, especially the front cover near the spine, edges chipped, some page corners bent, very good generally. Recipes for dishes made with Indian Corn Meal, the typical adages and anecdotes; the final 36 pages contain ads for Blackie's publications. Page 25 is devoted to the Annular Eclipse of 1847. A diminutive booklet, measuring 3 x 2 inches. 
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Disputatio Juridica, ad Tit. IV, Lib VIII. Digest. Communia Praediorum Tam Urbanorum Quam Rusticorum., Blair (D. Robert, Lord Avontoun)
27 Blair (D. Robert, Lord Avontoun) Disputatio Juridica, ad Tit. IV, Lib VIII. Digest. Communia Praediorum Tam Urbanorum Quam Rusticorum.
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Edinburgh: Balfour & Smellie, 1804. 4to. 16pp. Disbound. A clean copy. In Latin, regarding servitude and slavery. Robert Blair, Lord Avontoun [1741 - 1811] was a Scottish judge, third son of the Poet Robert Blair. 
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Mythologie de La Jeunesse; Ouvrage Elementaire, par Demandes et par Reponses... Neuvieme Edition, Ornee de 127 Fig., Blanchard (Pierre)
28 Blanchard (Pierre) Mythologie de La Jeunesse; Ouvrage Elementaire, par Demandes et par Reponses... Neuvieme Edition, Ornee de 127 Fig.
Paris: Chez Le Prieur, 1816. Neuvieme Edition. 
12mo. Contemporary speckled boards, unlettered red leather spine & corners. Frontispiece and 31 inserted plates, containing 127 engraved figures of mythological beings. Modest shelf wear and bumping to corners, some foxing and discoloration to the margins of some plates, but in general a very agreeable copy, quite clean. Lessons in mythologie, presented in a question & answer format, with somewhat crude, but charming illustrations. 
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In Darkest England and The Way Out., Booth (General [William])
29 Booth (General [William]) In Darkest England and The Way Out.
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London: International Headquarters of The Salvation Army, [1890]. First edition. Printed by William Burgess. This is the second issue, with the last line of the dedication in the corrected font. Large 8vo. Yellow coated end papers. Folding color lithographed frontispiece. Light shelf wear to the tips, the frontispiece is slightly split in the folds at the centre, in general a very bright and clean copy, quite nice. 
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Amusement Philosophique sur le Langage des Bestes., Bougeant (Pere Guillaume Hyacinthe)  Published anonymously.
30 Bougeant (Pere Guillaume Hyacinthe) Published anonymously. Amusement Philosophique sur le Langage des Bestes.
Paris: Gissey, etc., 1739. First edition. First cat40a 
12mo. [160]pp. Full contemporary calf, spine decorated and lettered in gilt. Marbled end papers. A very good copy, scattered foxing throughout. Published in English in 1739 as: "A philosophical amusement upon the language of beasts", this work was censured, and led to the author being imprisoned, then exiled from Paris for a time. 
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Le Tabac et les Microbes. Extrait du Journal de la Societe contre l'abus du tabac (numeros de septembre et d'octobre 1884)., Bourdin (Charles Etienne)
31 Bourdin (Charles Etienne) Le Tabac et les Microbes. Extrait du Journal de la Societe contre l'abus du tabac (numeros de septembre et d'octobre 1884).
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Paris: Se Vend au Profit de la Societe, 1884. 16 pages. Original printed wrappers. Old pen mark on front wrapper, some modest chipping at edges, a clean very good copy. One of a number of anti-tobacco tracts produced by Bourdin. 
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Le Tabac. Ses Inconvenients, Ses Dangers. Extrait de L'Encyclopedie des Sciences, Des Lettres et des Arts (1880)., Bourdin (Charles Etienne)
32 Bourdin (Charles Etienne) Le Tabac. Ses Inconvenients, Ses Dangers. Extrait de L'Encyclopedie des Sciences, Des Lettres et des Arts (1880).
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Paris: Charles de Lamotte, 1882. 32 pages. Original printed wrappers. Some dust soiling of wrappers, light chipping to edges, a few creases, a very good copy. One of a number of anti-tobacco tracts produced by Bourdin. 
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The Political State of Great Britain; Containing An Impartial Account of the Most Important and Remarkable Transactions; Changes in the Ministry; and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation.... In A Letter, from a Secretary to a Foreign Minister, who has resided Twenty One Years in England, to his Friend at the Hague. To be Continu'd Monthly. February 1710/11., Boyer (Abel) -compiler.
33 Boyer (Abel) -compiler. The Political State of Great Britain; Containing An Impartial Account of the Most Important and Remarkable Transactions; Changes in the Ministry; and Proceedings in Parliament and Convocation.... In A Letter, from a Secretary to a Foreign Minister, who has resided Twenty One Years in England, to his Friend at the Hague. To be Continu'd Monthly. February 1710/11.
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London: Printed for J. Baker, 1711. Disbound, scraps of original leather binding clinging to spine. Paginated [67] - 174. This is the second part of this 38-part publication, issued in February, 1711. Compiled and edited by the prolific Abel Boyer. From Wikipedia: "The Political State of Great Britain, being an impartial account of the most material occurrences, ecclesiastical, civil, and military, in a monthly letter to a friend in Holland (38 volumes, 171129). Its contents, which were those of a monthly newspaper, included abstracts of the chief political pamphlets published on both sides, and, like the Annals, is, both from its form and matter, very useful for reference. The Political State is, moreover, particularly noticeable as being the first periodical, issued at brief intervals, which contained a parliamentary chronicle, and in which parliamentary debates were reported with comparative regularity and with some approximation to accuracy. In the case of the House of Lords' reports various devices, such as giving only the initials of the names of the speakers, were resorted to in order to escape punishment, but in the case of the House of Commons the entire names were frequently given." Some dust soiling of the title, wear to the lower corner of final leaves, trimmed a bit close, touching the edge of the text on the final leaf, but with no loss. 
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History of Massachusetts, From 1764, to July, 1775: When General Washington Took Command of The American Army., Bradford (Alden)
34 Bradford (Alden) History of Massachusetts, From 1764, to July, 1775: When General Washington Took Command of The American Army.
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Boston: Richardson and Lord, 1822. First edition. 414 pp. Full tree calf, leather spine labels lettered in gilt, the covers both detached and the spine partly chipped away. Lacking the front fly leaf and possibly a half-title leaf. The first of three volumes by Bradford, followed by volumes published in 1825 and 1829. This copy is distinguished by having been in the Library of the Department of State, so indicated by a pen inscription on the title page, dated Dec. 15, 1822, also by a library label on the inner front cover, and an ink stamp. At the foot of the spine, the binding is stamped 'State Department'. A small purple rubber stamp over the label indicated that it was a surplus duplicate from the Library of Congress. Howes B-698. A worn copy with an interesting provenance. 
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Die Charaktere der Klassen und Ordnungen des Mineral-Systems. Als Manuskript ausgegeben., Breithaupt (August)
35 Breithaupt (August) Die Charaktere der Klassen und Ordnungen des Mineral-Systems. Als Manuskript ausgegeben.
Freiberg: Druck der Gerlach'schen Buchdruckerei, 1852. 
Printed self-wrappers, sewn, [24]pp. Some wear to upper edge, old stain to lower corner, part of sewing is coming undone, very good. August Breithaupt (1791-1873) was an important German mineralogist who was Professor of Mineralogy at the Freiberg Mining Academy in Saxony until 1866. Text in German. 
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Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Quinto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714. In the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George .... And from thence Continued by several Prorogations to the Eleventh Day of November, 1718. Being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament., British Act of Parliament 1719 - East Indies Trade.
36 British Act of Parliament 1719 - East Indies Trade. Anno Regni Georgii Regis Magnae Britanniae, Franciae, & Hiberniae, Quinto. At the Parliament Begun and Holden at Westminster, the Seventeenth Day of March, Anno Dom. 1714. In the First Year of the Reign of our Sovereign Lord George .... And from thence Continued by several Prorogations to the Eleventh Day of November, 1718. Being the Fourth Session of this present Parliament.
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London: Printed by John Baskett, etc., 1719. Disbound & loose; three leaves, the title and two leaves paginated 399 - 402. Some chipping and short tears to edges, spine worn where removed from a binding, very good otherwise. This contains "An Act for the better Securing the Lawful Trade of His Majesties Subjects to and from the East-Indies; and for the more effectual Preventing all His Majesties Subjects Trading thither under Foreign Commissions." 
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The Humble Address Of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal In Parliament Assembled, Presented to His Majesty, On Wednesday the Twenty third Day of March, 1714. With His Majesties Most Gracious Answer., British Monarchy.
37 British Monarchy. The Humble Address Of the Right Honourable the Lords Spiritual and Temporal In Parliament Assembled, Presented to His Majesty, On Wednesday the Twenty third Day of March, 1714. With His Majesties Most Gracious Answer.
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London: Printed by John Baskett, etc., 1714. First edition. 4to. 4pp. Disbound. Large decorative initial on page 3. Splitting at lower spine, very good condition. Written to George I, King of England; The Lords have some harsh words for The Pretender (James, Prince of Wales), and make reference to the end of the War of Spanish Succession (1701 - 1714). 
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The Lords Protests. Die Mercurii, 13 Februarii 1733. The Duke of Marlborough presented to the House ....., British Parliament - Army & Military.
38 British Parliament - Army & Military. The Lords Protests. Die Mercurii, 13 Februarii 1733. The Duke of Marlborough presented to the House .....
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[London, 1733/34]. 4to. 8 pages. Disbound. Fraying to the lower edge, resulting in slight loss of text from the final lines on pages [1] and 7; some marginal tears, chips from upper corner, very good otherwise. Paper is very brittle. 4 leaves; the signature mark not present on the first leaf, but page 5 is signed C; thus, possibly part of a larger work. This prints the Lords Protests to the Duke of Marlborough's bill regarding the commissions of military officers, and then prints the bill itself. Following are section relating to the election of Peers in Scotland, some wording in an act relating to plantations in America, a lengthy section on West India Trade, and a discussion of the discretionary powers of the Crown and Ministers. The final sections are dated 26 and 29 Martii 1734, as the year was still being reckoned using the old system, and so changed on March 25. WorldCat records a book beginning with this identical title, but of only 3 pages. 
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A Compleat List of the Members who Voted For and Against The Bill for Repealing the Septennial Act, and for the more frequent Meeting and Calling of Parliaments: With the Speeches of the Two Gentlemen who Moved and Seconded the Question, Mar. 13, 1733/34., British Parliamentary Act 1734.
39 British Parliamentary Act 1734. A Compleat List of the Members who Voted For and Against The Bill for Repealing the Septennial Act, and for the more frequent Meeting and Calling of Parliaments: With the Speeches of the Two Gentlemen who Moved and Seconded the Question, Mar. 13, 1733/34.
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London: Printed for J. Wilford, 1734. First edition. 8vo. 32 pages (20 + 12). Taped with library tape into modern blue wrappers, the title typed on the spine. Save for the tape adhering to the first and final leaves, a clean very good copy. The act in question deals with the maximum allowable length of a parliament, and its repeal was a contentious issue during the 18th century. 
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Zoological Recreations. Second Edition, with Additions., Broderip (W.J.)
40 Broderip (W.J.) Zoological Recreations. Second Edition, with Additions.
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London: Henry Colburn, 1848. Second Edition. Original green blindstamped cloth, spine lettered in gilt. Pale yellow coated end papers. 8 pages of publisher's ads at rear, and an additional 24-page catalogue following them. Some light foxing, minor shelf wear to tips, spine a bit sunned, ownership inscription on front end paper dated 1848; overall, quite a pleasant copy. The first edition appeared in 1847. Ruminations on birds, cats, dogs, elephants, and a sizable section on dragons. 
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