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Published 27 June 2012
Title

Αι του Ανακρεοντος ͅωδαι, και τα της Σαπφους, και τα του Αλκαιου λειψανα

Authors

Anacreon, 582 BC-485 BC

Description
75 p. ; 32º. Printed on silk of four different colours, sewn round the edge; bound in red velvet. Bears a red oval ownership stamp stating 'GRIII – BR.MUS'
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R. & A. Foulis

Date of publication:

1751

First edition:

no

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2012-06-27

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Published 27 June 2012
Title

Anicii Manlii Torquati Severini Boethii De consolatione philosophiæ Libri v. (Anicii Manlii Torquati Severini Boethii Vita Iul. Martiano Rota scriptore.)

Authors

Boethius, d. 524

Description
207 pp 32º.. Bears a red oval ownership stamp stating 'GRIII – BR.MUS'
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Date of publication:

1625

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no

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2012-06-27

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Published 14 June 2012
Title

Sylva Frutetum

Authors

STEPHANUS, Carolus

Description
[A12915] STEPHANUS, Carolus. Sylva. Frutetum Collis. Paris: [apud] Franciscum Stephanum, 1538. First Ed. Small 8vo. (ii); 2-(57) pages. Woodblock device on title depicting a vine. Eighteenth century red morocco with gilt roll-borders, neatly rebacked and recornered, al edges in gilt, marbled endpapers. With the armorial bookplates of the Duke of Sussex, and Professor Cornelius Paine. A clear and concise treatise on the trees, bushes, plants and herbs found growing in woods, in thickets and on hillsides. There was a sequel mentioned in the text, devoted to fields and meadows including marsh and water meadows, and embracing inter alia mushrooms and fungi. This was published in 1543. An attractive copy of a rare work, the only edition to be published, and one of only a small number of titles printed by Francois Estienne from 1537. He was the son of Henricus Stephanus, founder of the great printing house, and younger brother of Robert. Adams, 1745.
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Publisher

Estienne

Date of publication:

1538

First edition:

yes

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Date of theft report:

2012-06-14

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Published 12 June 2012
Title

De lingua latina.

Authors

Varro, Marcus Terentius

Description
Format: fol. Imprint: Parma : [Printer of Hieronymus, Epistolae], 11 Dec. 1480. Note: Part 3 only of ISTC in00267000 Current shelfmark: BCL.S13 Earlier shelfmark: With a label or stamp carrying an earlier shelfmark: Stall H /Shelf 19 /Book 4
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no

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2012-06-12

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Published 12 June 2012
Title

The Earle of Gowries conspiracie against the Kings Maiestie of Scotland. At Saint Iohn-stoun vpon Tuesday the fift of August. 1600.

Authors

Not applicable

Description
Format: 4to. Imprint: London : Printed by Valentine Simmes, dwelling on Adling hill, at the signe of the white Swanne, 1600. Note: ESTC S101210; STC (2nd ed.) 21466.3 (B1r last line begins: ring) Current shelfmark: BCL.S134 Other copy-specific details: A note on file records 'Leaves separated and mounted on stubs. – Very badly done'
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no

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2012-06-12

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Published 12 June 2012
Title

Iustini ex Trogo Pompeio historiae cum multis memorabilibus in margine. Addito insuper indice: quo facilius notatu clariora rep[er]iri possint: nuper em[en]datae. (includes: Lucii Flori gestorum Romanorum liber primus[-quartus].)

Authors

Trogus, Pompeius

Description
Format: fol. Imprint: Venetiis : Impressum per Ioannem Tachuinum de Tridino, 1512. Current shelfmark: BCL.S10 Earlier shelfmark: With a label or stamp carrying an earlier shelfmark: Stall J /Shelf 34 /Book 7 Ownership marks: With a crude stamped cross, most likely on the title page, with arms of equal length running horizontally and vertically in relation to the title page
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no

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2012-06-12

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Published 12 June 2012
Title

Martyrologium.

Authors

Usuard

Description
Format: 4to. Imprint: [France : s.n., ca. 1520?]. Note: An unidentified edition of Usuard's Martyrologium, edited, with additions, by Johannes Le Munerat, and reprinted page-for-page from the edition printed by Guy Marchant, Paris, 1490 (BM 15th cent., VIII, p.58). Current shelfmark: BCL.S149 Note: Imperfect, wanting all before leaf [a6] and all after leaf n3 Earlier shelfmark: With a label or stamp carrying an earlier shelfmark: Stall H /Sh elf 18 /Book 9 Bookplate: With a Scots College Paris bookplate "Colleg. Scotor. in Acad. Paris." (usually on the front paste-down) Other copy-specific details: with a MS note on the first leaf present supplying the imprint as Paris, 1490 (Guido Mercator)
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no

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2012-06-12

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Published 01 June 2012
Title

Methode Nouvelle de dresser des Recueuils communiquée par l’Auteur.

Authors

[Locke (John, contrib.)], J. Le Clerc and J. C. de la Croze, (eds.)

Description
[In:] Bibliothèque Universelle et Historique de l'Année M.D.C. LXXXVI. Tome Second. Seconde Edition revuë & corrigée.
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Publisher

Wolfgang, Waesberg, Boom, & van Someren.

Date of publication:

1687

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

March 2012

Date of theft report:

2012-06-01

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Published 25 May 2012
Title

alices adventures in wonderland

Authors

Carroll. Lewis

Description
Fine copy.
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Publisher

doubleday doran & co

Date of publication:

circa 1940

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

24/05/2012

Date of theft report:

2012-05-25

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Published 20 May 2012
Title

Spiritualism condemned by the Bible and the testimony of its own witnesses.

Authors

Wellcome, M[ary] D[ecker].

Description
34 string-tied pages. Tan wrap with serious edge chipping and pieces missing. Nevertheless, Houdini's signature, inscribed in pencil, is prominently evident on front cover. This pamphlet is from the collection of magician Melbourne Christopher. See: Christopher, M. B. and George P. Hansen. The Milbourne Christopher Library: Magic, mind reading, psychic research, spiritualism and the occult 1589-1900. Pasadena: Magic Words, 1994, #1052.
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Publisher

Published by the Author

Date of publication:

1868

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2012-05-20

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Published 30 April 2012
Title

THE BELL JAR

Authors

Victoria Lucas [Sylvia PLath]

Description
First edition in price clipped dust jacket.
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Publisher

Heinemann

Date of publication:

1963

First edition:

yes

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Date of theft:

24/5th April

Date of theft report:

2012-04-30

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Published 02 April 2012
Title

The Times. Number 6572.

Authors

[TRAFALGAR, Battle of.]

Description
[TRAFALGAR, Battle of.] The Times. Number 6572. London, 7 November, 1805. [with:] The Times. Number 6579. London, 15 November 1805. [and:] The Times. Number 6595. London, 3 December 1805. [and:] The Times. Number 6597. London, 5 December 1805. Together four newspapers, folio (495 x 327mm), each ff. [2]; duty stamp at top right hand corner of each front page; sometime folded, edges of 7 November edition creased and slightly chipped, but generally excellent copies.
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Date of publication:

7 November 1805

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2012-04-02

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Published 02 April 2012
Title

Carte de la lune

Authors

Cassini

Description
Broadsheet measuring 58.9 x 57.8 cm, image size 53 cm; traces of earlier marginal fold; small portion of upper margin restored; lower margin with small restoration at fold, all well outside the engraved image; stitch marks from earlier binding to inner margin. Reimpression of cassini's great lunar map of 1679, made by his grandson, Jean Dominque (Cassini IV), in 1787. The first printing of this map was already rare during Cassini's l ifetime, with there now being a single copy recorded, at the Royal Astronomical Society, London. The original plate having been rediscovered, Cassini's grandson, Jean-Dominique (Cassini IV), had the map reprinted in 1787, reputedly in an edition of 100 copies. The plate was then sold on to a coppersmith as scrap by a director of the Imprimerie Nationale.
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Date of publication:

1787

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2012-04-02

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Published 14 March 2012
Title

[Portrait of Joseph Priestley]

Authors

Mezzotint by Charles Turner after Henry Fuseli

Description
Mezzotint portrait in Rosewood frame stolen from a Surrey auction house. NB accompanying image of different impression of same print.
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no

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2012-03-14

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Published 14 March 2012
Title

Geographicae enarrationis libri octo. Ex Bilibaldi Pirckeymheri tralatione

Authors

PTOLEMAUS,Claudius

Description
Legatura tedesca coeva in pelle di porco su assi con decorazione a secco; piatti a cornici concentriche; la più grande con medaglioni di..., ogni colonna incorporante un ferro con civetta (?) accostata dalle iniziali C.N. Nello specchio più interno, tre rotelle verticali con piccoli medaglioni, lo stemma di Sassonia e altre raffigurazioni. Due fermagli metallici
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Publisher

Melchior & Gaspar Trechsel

Date of publication:

1535

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

february 2012

Date of theft report:

2012-03-14

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Published 09 March 2012
Title

Healths Improvement: or, Rules Comprizing and Discovering The Nature, Method, and Manner of Preparing all sorts of Food Used in this Nation. Written by that ever Famous Thomas Muffett, Doctor in Physick: Corrected and Enlarged by Christopher Bennet, Doct

Authors

Muffett, Thomas [1553-1604]. [Moffett, Thomas]. Bennet, Christopher, 1617-1655 [editor].

Description
Recently rebound in period style in mottled, dark-tan calf with blind ruled borders and attractive blind-stamped corner pieces. Signatures [A2-4], B-2P4 (bound without [A1], the preliminary imprimatur leaf, as are both copies in the British Library); L2 mis-assigned L3. [6], 296 pages; page [6] of preliminary leaves numbered '8'.
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Printed by Tho: Newcomb for Samuel Thomson, at the sign of the white Horse in Pauls Churchyard

Date of publication:

1655

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

Unkown

Date of theft report:

2012-03-09

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Published 09 Feb. 2012
Title

Le Premier tome de l'architecture de Philibert de L'Orme

Authors

DELORME Philibert.

Description
pleine basane mouchetée moderne, dans le goût du XVIIIe siècle. un feuillet pour le titre avec le privilège au verso, [8] feuillets liminaires (Epître et table ; il manque le feuillet blanc e6), 283 feuillets (sans feuillet 248), 205 figures gravées sur bois dont 74 à pleine page et 7 à double page.
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Publisher

Frédéric Morel

Date of publication:

1568

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2012-02-09

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Published 09 Feb. 2012
Title

Arithmetica practica, libris quatuor... [Suivi de] Textus de Sphaera... [Et de] In sex priores libros geometricorum elementorum Euclidis...

Authors

FINE Oronce et SACROBOSCO Joannis de.

Description
Trois ouvrages eolume, vélin souple moderne
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Publisher

Simon de Colines

Date of publication:

1542 - 1538 -1536

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2012-02-09

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Published 09 Feb. 2012
Title

Manière de bien bastir pour toutes sortes de personnes [Suivi de] Augmentations de nouveaux bastimens faits en France.

Authors

LE MUET Pierre.

Description
Première partie : [6]-113 pages de texte dont un titre, un titre allégorique gravé à l'adresse de Pierre Mariette, un épistre et un avant-propos. 53 figures gravées à pleine page, dont 2 rapportées et 1 à double page. Deuxième partie : titre suivi de 31 planches gravées par Jean Marot, dont 22 à double page et 9 dépliantes. Seconde édition de la première partie (les planches sont les mêmes que dans la première édition de 1623) et première éd ition de la seconde partie qui présente les plans et élévations de plusieurs édifices construits par ¸Le Muet : l'hôtel Tubeuf et Davaux à Paris ainsi que les châteaux de Pont en Champagne, Tanlay et Chavigny en Touraine.
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Publisher

François Langlois dict Chartres

Date of publication:

1647

First edition:

no

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Date of theft report:

2012-02-09

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Published 03 Feb. 2012
Title

Flora Fluminensis

Authors

Frei Velloso

Description
11 volumes
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Publisher

Date of publication:

1827

First edition:

no

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Date of theft:

02/02/2012

Date of theft report:

2012-02-03

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