Search results for: 'GIBBON, Edward'
GIBBON, Edward. The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire.
London : 1776-88First editions (volume 1 in the first state) of Gibbon's magisterial history, with the cancel leaves and uncorrected errata as called for by Norton. The first variant state of volume 1 numbered 500 copies, printed before Strahan's optimistic and ultimately prophetic decision to double the printing order to 1,000; the first edition sold out within a... Learn More£25,000.00
Stock Code: 136933
KIRKBY, John. Arithmetical Institutions.
London : 1735First and only edition of the first work of the unlucky Kirkby (c.1705-1754), who was appointed tutor to the young Edward Gibbon, only to be dismissed after accidentally omitting the name of George II in prayer. In 1748 he published The Doctrine of Ultimators, of which he presented two copies to the Royal Society in January 1752. He also published a... Learn More£950.00
Stock Code: 131977
FRENCH LITERATURE. Fables, lettres, et variétés historiques.
Londres : 1777Second edition (first published by Elmsly alone in 1771) of this compendium of passages for students of French, here handsomely bound in red morocco, an English binding making considerable effort to match the generally higher standards of contemporary French binders. Peter Elmsly, or Elmsley, was principally involved in importing foreign books and was... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 100358
FERGUSON, Adam. Geschichte des Fortgangs und Untergangs der Romischen Republik.
Leipzig : 1784-86First edition in German. "During 1782 and 1783 Ferguson helped found the Royal Society of Scotland. His three-volume History of the Progress and Termination of the Roman Republic, narrating the rise and fall of the republic as a story of civic virtue and its corruption, appeared in 1783. The book was warmly received in Scotland, where excerpts were... Learn More£750.00
Stock Code: 98845
HOMER. Iliados... Odysseias... [in Greek].
Glasguae : 1756-58First edition of the Foulis Press Homer, described by Edward Harwood as "One of the most splendid editions of Homer ever delivered to the world its accuracy is equal to its magnificence" (Harwood, 4-5). The text was carefully edited by the Glasgow professors James Moor and George Muirhead (Moor was Robert Foulis's brother-in-law) and the book was printed... Learn More£5,000.00
Stock Code: 115338
BEWICK, Thomas (illus.); LINGARD, John. The Antiquities of the Anglo-Saxon Church.
Newcastle : 1806First edition of the first work of John Lingard (1771-1851), Roman Catholic priest and historian, "a work which reveals him to be a moderate upholder of the Catholic cisalpine and Gallican tradition of historical scholarship. In this work he sought to oppose the errors of a generation of protestant Anglo-Saxon scholars who argued for an English church,... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 121264
AMERICAN DECLARATION OF INDEPENDENCE. The Annual Register,
London : 1777First edition, containing one of the earliest printings of the American Declaration of Independence.
Begun in 1758, The Annual Register was an annual survey of the past year (traditionally focusing on history, politics, and literature) from the British perspective. This volume, the most sought-after single volume of the series, covers the events... Learn More£2,500.00
Stock Code: 143906
PRIESTLEY, Joseph. Letters to a Philosophical Unbeliever.
Birmingham : 1787First edition of the second part, second edition of the first part (first published in 1780). The Letters form part of a series of publications by Priestley in the last two decades of the 18th century rejecting the atheistic and sceptical philosophy then ascendant. Priestley conceived the project on his visit to Paris in 1774, where he recorded that... Learn More£400.00
Stock Code: 136695
HASTINGS, Warren. Framed engraved entrance ticket for the trial of Warren Hastings.
An engraved ticket to attend the trial of Warren Hastings, in an early sitting for the twenty-third day of the trial. Warren Hastings was the head of the Supreme Council of Bengal, and consequently the de facto Governor-General of British India, from 1774 to 1785. In 1787 he was accused of corruption and embezzlement, and began an impeachment trial... Learn More£650.00
Stock Code: 149527
London : 1801A handsomely bound early edition of the letters of the notorious and enigmatic political polemicist "Junius", which were first published in authorised book-form by Henry Sampson Woodfall in March 1772, and first printed in the Public Advertiser between 21 January 1769 and 21 January 1772. This edition prints Junius's "Dedication to the English Nation",... Learn More£500.00
Stock Code: 125952