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Henry Wilson: corrected and improv'd by Charles Leadbetter:
Leybourn's Dialling Improv'd. [Leybourn's Dialling Improved]: or, the whole art perform'd, I. Geometrically:.. II. Arithmetically:.. Also, How to describe all necessary Furniture for Sundials... With: Reflective Dialling... To which is now added, Instrumental Dialling: by the Lines of Hours... likewise Mechanick Dialling... Concluding with Tables...

London: printed by H.Parker for A.Bettesworth, 1728. Third edition. xii, 276pp, with the 12 folding plates, all in good order, a few with minor repairs. [Stub torn away at p80/81 unexplained as plates all present.] Head- and tail-piece decorations. Pages slightly toned but otherwise clean. With an armorial bookplate lifting over an earlier bookplate on the pastedown, and a bookseller's blindstamp to the corner of the front free endpaper ('S.J.Chew, Cheap Book Establishment') next to an early owner's neat pencilled notes. Small marks to endpapers offset from sellotape formerly retaining a jacket. 12mo, 16 x 10 cms, in early worn leather boards with a late 20thC calf spine ruled in blind and titled gilt on a green label. Very nice copy. Very Good.

Price: 400.00


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Albert Einstein, translated by Robert W. Lawson:
Relativity: the Special and the General Theory: a popular exposition.

London: Methuen, 1944. Thirteenth Edition. xiii, (iii), 138pp, with a portrait. No ownership marks. Pages clean and firm, may be unread. In the original binding of pale ochre cloth, spine titled in black: firm, slightly mottled, with some discoloration. In the protected pale blue dust jacket: panels and flaps complete, spine ends chipped (6mm at the head, 18mm at the foot). Spine browned, front and back panels clean, flaps bright: internal tissue repairs to spine. A very good copy of an uncommon 1940s edition, with the rare jacket. Very Good in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 180.00


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