English Books

OGILVIE, John. Britannia: A National Epic Poem, in Twenty Books. To Which is Prefixed a critical Dissertation on Epic Machinery. Printed, for the Author, By J. Chalmers and Co.. 1801. First Edition.
[8], 623pp, [1], With half-title. Uncut in original blue paper boards, neatly rebacked to style. A fine presentation copy, inscribed 'To Mr John Garvack. As a sincere expression of just esteem and a very unequal although well meant return to many offices of disinterested friendship. From the Author'.
Price
£ 750.00
OGILVIE, John. Human Life, A Poem, in Five Parts.. Printed by W. Bulmer...for T. Cadell. 1806. First Edition.
[4], xv, [1], 152pp, [4]. With half-title, engraved frontispiece and two terminal advertisement leaves. Uncut in original publisher's blue paper boards, neatly rebacked, with paper lettering-piece. Ink inscription of Wm. Nicholson and small water-stain to title.
Price
£ 250.00
OLDYS, William. The British Librarian: Exhibiting a compendious review or abstract Of our most Scarce, Useful, and Valuable books in all sciences, as well in manuscript as in print: With many characters, Historical and Critical, of the authors, their antagonists, &c. In a Manner never before attempted And Useful to all readers. With a Complete Index to the Volume. Printed for T. Osborne. 1738. First Collected Edition.
[2], vii, [5], 402pp. Without terminal advertisement leaf. Recent antique style half-calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Occasional spotting to title and text, top-edge darkened. Ink inscription of Wm. Palmer to head of FFEP, which has been salvaged from an earlier binding.
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£ 300.00
OPIE, Mrs. Poems. Printed for T.N. Longman and O. Rees...By Taylor and Wilks. 1802. First Edition.
iv, 192pp. With portrait frontispiece of the author. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt, elaborately so to boards. Slightly rubbed, with some cracking and slight chipping to joints. Incision to margin of preliminaries, with associated small piece to margin of title torn away.
Price
£ 150.00
OPIE, Mrs. The Warrior's Return, And Other Poems.. Printed By Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1808. First Edition.
[4], 185pp, [1]. Engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers.Very slight rubbing to extremities, else a fine copy.
Price
£ 150.00
PARK, T[homas]. Sonnets, and other Small Poems.. Published by Vernor & Hood. 1803. Second Edition.
vi, [2], 120pp. With engraved title page and five further engraved plates. Uncut in original publisher's boards, somewhat naively rebacked with white paper. Rubbed, some staining to boards and text/plates, several quires detaching.
Price
£ 100.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Gryll Grange. By the Author of 'Headlong Hall'. Parker, Son, & Bourn. 1861. First Edition.
viii, 316pp, [4]. With 4pp advertisements to rear. Publisher's original maroon cloth, gilt spine, boards decorated in blind. Rubbed, some bumping to corners. Spine slightly faded and cocked. Contemporary ink inscription of Miss Hall to FFEP.
Price
£ 150.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. Maid Marian. Printed for T. Hookham [and Carpenter]. 1822. First Edition.
[4], 262pp. Contemporary full calf, gilt to spine and borders, contrasting maroon morocco title labels. Rubbed, with some loss to head of spine and joints.
Price
£ 450.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Genius of the Thames: a Lyrical Poem.. T. Hookham. 1810. First Edition.
vii, [1], 147pp, [1]. With half-titles. Victorian tan half-calf, gilt, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece. Lightly rubbed, with loss to head of spine. Ink-dated author obituary clippings pasted to blank-fly, four small mount-holes cut to half title; combined with the indentation on the following leaves suggestive that this once held a Carte de Visite of the author. Some glue residue to gutter of title. Leaf C5 bound before C4.
Price
£ 400.00
PEACOCK, Thomas Love. The Misfortunes of Elphin. Published By Thomas Hookham. 1829. First Edition.
[8], 240pp. Nineteenth-century tan calf, gilt, with contrasting red and green morocco lettering-pieces, by Riviere. T.E.G., all others uncut. With original drab wraps bound in at end. Upper joint lightly rubbed, with marking to upper board. Bookplates of Edith Barbara Tranter and John A. Spoor to FEP.
Price
£ 350.00
PEARSON, S[usanna]. Poems on Various Subjects. Printed by S. Low....and sold by J. Rivington.... 1800. First Edition.
[iii]-xii, 82pp. Without half-title. Contemporary diced calf, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece, spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers with evidence of bookplate removal. Slightest of rubbing, a little soiling to title. else a fine copy.
Price
£ 1,250.00
PERING, Richard. A Reply to Some Strictures in the Quarterly Review, (No. XIX.) On Indian-Built Ships; to which are Annexed, Economical recommendations for Effectually Preserving the British Navy, on the Return of Peace, Whereby Millions of Money May be Saved..... Printed and Published By Congdon and Hearle. 1814. First Edition.
[4], 62pp. Recent paper boards. Presentation copy, with a slightly shaved inscription 'J.D. Thomson from the author', presumably John Deas Thomson (1763-1838), Accountant-General to the Royal Navy. Title slightly soiled.
Price
£ 200.00
PORTEUS, Right Rev. Beilby. A Brief Confutation of the Errors of the Church of Rome. Extracted from Archbisop Secker's Five Sermons Against Popery; And Published for the Use of the Diocese of Chester.. Printed By John Rivington for J.F. And C. Rivington.... 1781. First Edition.
[8], 81pp. Original publisher's stitched blue paper wraps, some wear and creasing to edges. Contemporary ink inscription to head of upper wrapper. Lightly soiled.
Price
£ 100.00
POWELL, Thomas. Emma, Or, The Baculiniad, A Comi-Heroic Poem, In Five Cantos. With other poetical studies. [C.Roworth, Printer]. [1805?]. First Edition.
viii, [5]-95, [1], 221-227pp, [1]. With extra-engraved title and a single engraved plate. Contemporary polished calf, gilt. Worn, with loss and marking to spine. Slight paper rubbing to title. Incomplete?!
Price
£ 300.00
PRESTON, William. The Posthumous Poems of William Preston, Esq. (Late One of the Judges of Appeals). Dedicated, by permission, to the Provost of Trinity College, Dublin.. Printed by Wilkinson and Courtney. 1809. First Edition.
xxii, 276pp. Engraved portrait frontispiece. Recent antique-style calf backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Frontispiece laid down, with slight loss to gutter margin just touching border, ink-stamp of the Mercantile Library, PA, and small paper adhesion to title. Closed tear to B4. Manuscript additions to list of subscribers.
Price
£ 200.00