English Books

SOTHEBY, William. A Poetical Epistle to Sir George Beaumont, Bart. On the Encouragement of the British School of Painting.. Printed for John Wright. 1801. First Edition.
37pp, [3]. With half title and final advertisement leaf. Uncut in contemporary marbled wraps. Undoubtedly a family copy, with the ink inscription of 'A. Wright, March 13th 1803', presumably Wright's daughter, to head of half title.
Price
£ 1,250.00
SOTHEBY, William. Saul; A Poem, in Two Parts. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies...by W. Bulmer and Co.. 1807. First Edition.
[8], 190pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Slightly later polished calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Marbled endpapers and edges. Slightly rubbed, upper board a little faded and upper joint starting.
Price
£ 150.00
SOTHEBY, William. The Georgics of Virgil Translated. Printed for J. Wright. 1800. First Edition.
[iii]-viii, [2], 229pp, [1]. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Rubbed and a little chipped to spine, cracking to joints.
Price
£ 150.00
SOUTHEY, Robert. All for Love; and the Pilgrim to Compostella. John Murray. 1829. First Edition.
[8], 221pp, [3]. With engraved frontispiece, half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Original blue blind-stamped cloth, with printed paper lettering-piece. Slight chip to lettering-piece, a little fading to binding, else a fine copy. Occasional marking to page-edges. Book label of W.C. Kemm to FEP.
Price
£ 50.00
STAGG, John. Miscellaneous Poems, some of which are in the Cumberland and Scottish dialects.. Printed by R. Hetherton. 1808. Second Edition.
vii, [1], 256pp. Vignette woodcuts throughout. Later red half-morocco, gilt, over marbled boards. T.E.G., marbled endpapers. Light soiling to bottom edge of preliminaries, else a fine copy
Price
£ 125.00
STRUTT, Joseph. The Test of Guilt; Or Traits of Antient Superstition. A Dramatic Tale.. Printed for Appleyards..... 1808. First?.
vii, [1], 119, [1]. With half title. [Bound with:] The Bumpkins' Disaster; or The Journey to London: Containing the Whimsical Adventures of Ploughshire and Clodpoll; Incidental to which are described, A Consultation of the Fairies; Including also the Legendary History of Waltham Cross. A Collection of Fragments. London. Printed for Appleyards..., 1808. viii, 55pp, [1]. With half-title. Recent half speckled brown calf over marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt.
Price
£ 300.00
S[hewell]., J[ohn].T[alwin].. A Tribute to the Memory of William Cowper, author of The Task and Other Poems, Occasioned by the perusal of his works, and Hayley's Memoirs of his Life. Printed and Sold by J. Raw; Sold by Longman, Hurst, Rees.... 1808. Second Edition.
[4], 34pp, [2]. With a half-title. Later blue paper wraps.
Price
£ 300.00
TEMPLETON, James. Poems. Printed for the Author, By Graisberry and Campbell. 1809. First Edition.
[12], iii-vi, 224pp. With a 9pp list of subscribers. Recent antique-style calf-backed marbled boards, contrasting morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Ink-stamp of Mercantile Library, PA, to title and occasionally to text. A little marginal chipping to prelims.
Price
£ 200.00
THOMSON, James. Poems in the Scottish Dialect. Printed by J. Pillans & Sons, Published by W. Reid, Leith, for the Author. 1801. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 215pp. With portrait frontispiece of the author. Uncut in original paper boards, neatly rebacked to style with original lettering-piece laid down. Slight rubbing to extremities else a fine copy with occasional foxing to text. Ink inscription of 'John J. Easson', dated 1840, to recto of frontispiece.
Price
£ 250.00
THOMSON, John. Tables of Interest, At 4, 4 1/2, and 5 per Cent. From 1 to 365 Days, from 1 to 12 Months, and from 1 to 10 Years. Which, by Directions Given, Answer for All Other Rates from 1 to 10 Per Cent. Also, Tables Shewing the Exchange on Bills... Printed for William Creech. 1775. Second edition.
[8], 400pp. Contemporary sheep, contrasting red-morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Lightly rubbed, with occasional browning to text. Signed by the author to verso of title, below a printed statement: 'No copy of this book is warranted genuine, or correct, but what is signed by the author's own hand, as under'.
Price
£ 150.00
TOWNSEND, George. Poems; by George Townsend, of Trinity College, Cambridge. Printed by A.J. Valpy...for Deighton, Cambridge; Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1810. First Edition.
xxv, [3], 148pp, [2]. Later red buckram, gilt. Slightly trimmed to fore-edge, shaving a single character to the final leaf (additional subscribers) only. Closed tear to F1, without loss.
Price
£ 100.00
WALKER, John. Poems, by the Late Rev. John Walker, A.B. Formerly of Magdalen College, Oxford, Gospeller of the Cathedral Church, and Minister of St. Peter's Per Mounter Gate and St. John's Timberhill, Norwich; Vicar of Stoke Holy Cross, Norfolk, and of Bawdsey.... Printed and Sold By Stevenson, Matchett, and Stevenson.... 1809. First Edition.
[22], 135pp, [1]. With half-title. Uncut in original publisher's two tone paper boards, paper lettering-piece to spine. Slight loss to spine, else a fine copy. Ink inscription of Edward Mugridge to half-title, and a short manuscript note in his hand to blank-fly at rear, mentioning a poem composed in the memory of Walker that is 'to be found in my common-place book for 1809 - page 87'. Small booklabel of J.O. Edwards to FEP.
Price
£ 400.00
WALLACE, Robert. Characteristics of the Present Political State of Great Britain. Printed for A. Millar. 1758. First Edition.
[4], 256pp. With half-title (misbound after unsigned B1). A crisp and handsome copy in contemporary calf, gilt, contrasting red morocco lettering-piece. Very slight rubbing, small crack to head of spine at lower joint, else fine. With armorial bookplate of Sir Edmund Antrobus to FEP, light marginal marking to preliminaries.
Price
£ 250.00
WALLIS, Richard. The Happy Village. A Poem. Dedicated to the Honble. & Reverend the Trustees of the Late Lord Crewe.... Printed and Sold By John Paxton. 1802. First Edition.
[2], 20pp. Title page engraved, with large copper-engraved vignette from the workshop of Thomas Bewick. Finely bound in antique style calf-backed marbled boards, vellum tipped corners, gilt. Thomas Davidson's copy, with his ink inscription to FEP and title, bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 1,000.00
WATKINS, William. The Fall of Carthage. A Tragedy. First presented at The Theatre, Whitby. With Additions and Corrections.. C. Law...London. Printed by Thomas Webster, Whitby. 1802. First Edition..
68pp, [4]. Without the half-title, with subscriber's list to two terminal leaves. Recent half calf over cloth, contrasting morocco lettering-pieces, gilt. With short manuscript notes on the life of the author to verso of title.
Price
£ 175.00