Bruinsma, A.H. (Harker, E., transl.): Practical Robot Circuits. Electronic Sensory Organs and Nerve Systems. London: Philips Technical Library, 1960. Second, revised, edition. 210 x 153 mm, pp. viii, 125, + 4 fold-out illustrations, text illustrated throughout. Illustrated boards, light crease to head and dent to tail of spine, rear board slightly bowed, a little worn. Light spotting to endpapers and edges. Despite minor blemishes, a very good copy: clean in text and solid and bright in binding. First edition published Eindhoven, 1959. Ref: 40921
Bullock, Alan & Trombley, Stephen (eds.): The New Fontana Dictionary of Modern Thought. London: HarperCollins, 1999. Third edition, ‘fully revised and updated’. Large 8vo. (240 x 160mm), pp.xxiv. 933, [i]. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Short tear (1cm) with faint creasing to front endpapers and half-title, very good overall. A little light shelf wear to dust-jacket, very good. Updated third edition, the first having been published in 1977. Ref: 51501
Coulton, C.G.: Inquisition and Liberty. A social history of the Inquisition in Europe with a topical examination of the inquisitorial attitude of mind. London: William Heinemann Ltd, 1938. 8vo., pp. xiii, 354 + frontispiece, 11 plates. Black cloth, gilt; a little pen-scoring, binding slightly cracked (but firm), some light internal soiling, pages tanned, dustwrapper faded and worn at extremities. Very good. Bookplate of A.E.G. Wright to front pastedown. Bookseller’s ticket loosely inserted. Ref: 42400
Crucius, Jacobus: Epistolarum Libri IV. Cum Duplici Indice. Delphis [Delft]: ex officina Johannes Andreae Kloeting, 1633. First edition. 8vo., pp.[xvi], 606, [xxvi]. Woodcut initials. F.f.e.p. and following blank both with top fore-edge corner excised, title page a bit grubby, some light foxing to blanks front and rear. Contemporary vellum, title inked to spine, yapp edges. Vellum darkened, quite heavily marked especially to spine but entirely sound. Inscription to f.f.e.p. reading, ‘Antonius [surname obscured], Coll. Reg. Oxon. ex dono Guliolmi Preston, 1743’. Crucius also published under the name Mercurius Batavus. This collection of letters was intended as instructional literature, imitating Ciceronian style and delivering moral and religious ideals alongside regular communication. To that end, many of the letters given earlier dates were actually written later to be included in the book, rather than sent. Ref: 49124
De Vertot, [René-Aubert] L’Abbé: The History of the Revolutions of Portugal. Translated from the French. Glasgow: printed for Robert Urie, 1760. 12mo., pp. [viii], iii-viii, 9-152, [x].Contemporary tan sheep, raised bands, small gilt title label to spine. Joints worn with lower just beginning to crack, edges worn, top corner of upper board fraying, a little toning to endpaper edges, very good. De Vertot (1655-1735) originally wrote his Histoire de la conjuration de Portugal in 1690, at the suggestion of Fontenelle and the Abbé de Saint-Pierre.
The printer and bookseller Robert Urie ‘printed regularly until 1757, in which year the first books bearing the imprint ‘Printed for Robert Urie’ were issued from what was clearly his press. After 1759 he printed only occasionally. It is probable that he devoted himself to bookselling and publishing, and left the printing to William Smith [...] who worked with Urie and, at his death, succeeded him [...]. The 1750s, and even more the 1760s, revealed an interest in the books of the French Enlightenment, particularly translations of the works of Voltaire: Urie published more than twenty of these, many within a year of their first translation into English.’ (ODNB) ESTC T76269 Ref: 51413
Delepierre, [Joseph] Octave: Historical Difficulties and Contested Events. London: John Murray 1868. First edition, 8vo., pp. [vi], 179 [i]. Some light spotting. Red cloth, gilt to spine, blind-stamped frame to boards with title to upper, rebacked with original spine laid down, somewhat faded and scuffed, two small blemishes to upper board, corners bumped and a bit worn. Clear residue of bookplate to upper pastedown, stamp of New College Library to title, binder’s ticket to lower pastedown. Delepierre was the Belgian secretary for legation and consul-general in London for many years, as well as publishing prolifically, mostly in French (ODNB). In this collection of essays in English Delepierre attempts to dispel various myths and settle historical questions, including whether or not Joan of Arc was burned at the stake (on which topic he had previously published a pamphlet, “Doute Historique”). Ref: 22260
Delumeau, Jean: (Nicholson, Eric, trans.:) Sin and Fear: the Emergence of a Western Guilt Culture, 13th-18th Centuries. New York: St, Martin’s Press, 1990. 8vo., pp.x, 677, [i]. Green cloth, gilt title to spine. Top edge a little dusty but almost fine. Dust-jacket spine faded and a little creased at head but very good overall. Ref: 51605
D’Aubigné, J. H. Merle: History of the Reformation of the Sixteenth Century. Religious Tract Society, London, n.d. (c.1855). Revised edition. 4 vols. in 1, 8vo., pp. xvi, 675, scattered light foxing to the preliminaries, bound in original purple cloth gilt by Westleys and Co., yellow endpapers, gilt device to front board, small worm hole to spine between first and second compartment, rubbed, corners bumped. Ref: 25378show full image..
Erickson, John; Dilks, David (eds.): Barbarossa: The Axis and the Allies. Edinburgh University Press, 1994. First edition. 8vo., pp. xii, 288 + illustrations. Black cloth, silver-lettered to spine. Dust-jacket. Near fine. Ref: 50798
Farnaby, Thomas: Index Rhetoricus & Oratorius. [...] Editio novissima prioribus emendatior. Londini [London]: Impensis Philemonis Stephani, 1664. 12mo., pp. 120 [lviii]. Without final blank. A tiny wormhole throughout, becoming a short trail for about 25 leaves, often touching a character but rarely causing loss of legibility. Light dampmark to corner at beginning, a touch of light soiling. Contemporary sheep, blind border to boards, spine divided by blind rules, fore-edge of upper board abraded, some darkening and light rubbing elsewhere, no pastedowns. Early ownership inscriptions to f.f.e.p. (William and Albert Aldersley). The grammarian Thomas Farnaby was one of the most noted schoolteachers in seventeenth-century England. His ‘Index Rhetoricus’ was popular both at home and on the continent, and was among the first texts used at the nascent Harvard University. This edition (the eighth?) appears to be scarce, with ESTC listing only the BL, the Folger, and Olin Library. Wing F456A. ESTC R230523 Ref: 29957