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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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Proctor, Richard A.:
Half Hours with the Telescope. Being a popular guide to the use of the telescope as a means of amusement and instruction.

London: Robert Hardwicke, n.d. [preface dated 1868]. Presumed first edition. 109pp, with seven guarded plates and many diagrams. Previous owner's faint name on front endpaper and slight foxing to the foldout frontis: contents otherwise clean and unmarked. Small octavo, in original textured blue cloth binding decorated in blind with gilt lettering on front and spine. Tiny scuffs at corners and small split at base of upper joint, but all firm. A very bright clean copy. VG+.

Price: 75.00


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Albert Einstein, translated by Edwin Plimpton Adams:
The Meaning of Relativity. Four lectures delivered at Princeton University, May, 1921.

London: Methuen, 1922. First edition. vi, 123, [1], 8 adverts. With 4 diagrams in the text. No ownership marks. Text clean and firm. Light foxing to the publishers' advertisements, faint browning to the endpapers, and a small foxing spot penetrating the front endpaper. In the original binding of russet cloth, front ruled and titled in blind, spine titled in gilt. Firm and clean, spine ends puckered: but the upper parts of front, spine and back have lost some colour to former damp. In the protected pale blue dust jacket. This has small nicks to the joint ends, and shallow chips to the spine ends, with a little loss to the corners and the top edge. The spine is dulled and soiled, the panels are clean, and the flaps are bright. Very scarce in jacket. Very Good- in VG dust-jacket.

Price: 850.00


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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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