English Books

PRICHARD, Rees. The Welshman's Candle. Canwyll Y Cymru: Sef, Gwaith Y Prachedig.... Argraphwyd ac ar werth gan J. Evans, Yn Heol-Y-Prior. 1808.
470pp, [2]. Contemporary calf, blind-roll tooling to joints. Rubbed, cracking to upper joint. Lacks FFEP, tear to gutter margin of title. Browning and occasional marginal loss to text.
Price
£ 75.00
PULTENEY, Richard. Historical and Biographical Sketches of the Progress of Botany in England, from Its origin to the Introduction of the Linnaean System. In Two Volumes. Printed for T. Cadell. 1790. First Edition.
Two volumes. xvi, [4], 360; [8], 352pp, [34]. Handsomely bound in contemporary polished calf, two contrasting morocco lettering-pieces to each volume, spines richly gilt. Some chipping to extremities and cracking to joints, else an attractive copy. Peter Du Cane's copy, with his bookplate to FEP of each volume.
Price
£ 275.00
QUINTON, John Allan. Heaven's Antidote to The Curse of Labour; or. The Temporal Advantages of the Sabbath, Considered in Relation to the Working Classes. With Six Engraved By George Measom, from Designs By Gilbert. Partridge and Oakey. 1849. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 141pp, [3]. Frontispiece and three further engraved plates, two vignette engravings to text. Original publisher's blind-stamped cloth, gilt. Some fading to spine.
Price
£ 100.00
RHODES, Thomas. The Patriot Queen; or, Female Heroism: A Tragedy.. Printed for the Author, by N. Merridew, at the Herald and Advertiser Office. 1808. First Edition.
x, 70pp, [8]. With half title and four terminal leaves listing subscriber's and a page of advertisements. Uncut, stitched as issued. A fine copy.
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£ 300.00
RICHARDSON, Jonathan. Two Discourses. I. An Essay on the whole Art of Criticism as it Relates to Painting. Shewing How to Judge I. Of the Godness of a Picture; II. Of the Hand of the Master; and III. Whether 'tis an Original, or a Copy... Printed for W. Churchill. 1719. First Edition.
[16], 153, 174-220pp, 234pp, [2]. With the terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary polished calf, spine richly gilt, matching morocco lettering-piece. Slightly rubbed, with chipping to lettering-piece, upper joint cracking. Internally a fine crisp copy. Presentation copy, inscribed 'Ex Dono Authoris 26. November 1718, J. Warner', with the slightly later ownership inscription of Robert Warner, 1727, both to blank-fly.
Price
£ 1,000.00
ROBB, Rev. William. Poems Illustrative of the Genius and Influence of Christianity: To which are subjoined some fugitive pieces...Embellished with a highly finished Engraving of the Ruins of the Cathedral of St. Andrew's, and Chapel of St. Rule.. Printed by John Moir...sold by P. Hill. 1809. First Edition.
264pp, [2]. With engraved frontispiece. Finely bound in contemporary red morocco, gilt. A.E.G. Rubbed to spine and extremities. Bookplate of Robert Graham to FEP. Offsetting to title, sporadic browning
Price
£ 125.00
ROBINSON, Morris. The Fall of Mortimer; A Tragedy in Five Acts. Printed by William Bulmer and Co....Sold by Faulder and Son. 1806. First Edition.
[4], 70pp. Disbound, some spotting to title. From Allardyce Nicol's theatre collection, without indication of such.
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£ 100.00
ROBINSON, Thomas Romney. Juvenile Poems By Thomas Romney Robinson; To Which is Prefixed a Short Account of the Author, By A Member of the Belfast Literary Society. Printed By J. Smyth & D. Lyons. 1806. First Edition.
xxxii, [2], vi, ix-xxx, [2], 106pp, [2]. With half-title and terminal advertisement leaf. Contemporary diced calf, neatly rebacked with contrasting black morocco lettering-piece. Marbled endpapers and edges. Lightly rubbed to extremities, else fine.
Price
£ 175.00
ROSE, William Stewart. Amadis De Gaul; A Poem in Three Books; Freely Translated from the First Part of the French Version of Nicolas De Heberay, Sieur Des Essars; with Notes. Printed for T. Cadell and W. Davies. 1803. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 198pp. Uncut, in original publisher's blue paper-covered boards. Lightly rubbed, with cracking to upper joint and bumping to cornesr. Presentation copy, from the author, inscribed 'With Mr Rose's Compliments' inscribed to verso of FFEP. From the Encombe library of John Scott, 1st Earl of Eldon (1751-1838), twice Lord Chancellor of England, with his inscription to title and armorial bookplate to FEP.
Price
£ 175.00
RUPPELL, Dr. Eduard. Beschreibung Und Abbildung Von 24 Arten Kurzschwanzigen Krabben, Als Beitrag Zur Naturgeschichte Des Roten Meeres. Gedruckt Und in Commission Bei Heinrich Ludwig Bronner. 1830. First Edition.
28pp. With six lithographic plates. Uncut and unopened, in original publisher's buff wraps. Extremities a trifle chipped. Light spotting to text/plates.
Price
£ 300.00
SAMUEL, Rt. Hon. Sir Herbert. The Second Lucien Wolf Memorial Lecture. Great Britiain and Palestine, Delivered in the Great Hall of University College. The Jewish Historical Society of England.. [1936]. First Edition.
29pp, [3]. Single photographic plate of the platform from which the original speech was delivered. Publisher's wraps within publisher's red cloth, gilt. A near fine copy with only the slighest of wear to extremities. Presentation copy, inscribed in ink to the FEP 'With Gustave Tuck's Kind Remembrances, to Frank G. Salisbury Esq. 27 - 1 - 36'.
Price
£ 150.00
SANDERSON, Thomas. Original Poems. Printed by F. Jollie; and Sold by W. Clarke.... 1800. First Edition.
xxiii, [1], 238pp. Recent buckram-backed paper boards, paper lettering-piece. Fading to boards. Original stab-stitching holes to gutter margin, blind-stamp of the Wigan Free Library to margin of title, with faint withdrawn stamp to verso, occasional light marking.
Price
£ 175.00
SCOTT, Walter. Ballads and Lyrical Pieces. Printed by James Ballantyne and Co. For Longman, Hurst, Rees, and Orme. 1806. First Edition.
[8], 180pp. With half-title, but without the advertisements.. Recent paper boards, paper lettering-piece. A fine copy
Price
£ 150.00
SCOTT, Walter. The Lady of the Lake; A Poem. Printed for John Ballantyne and Co.. 1810. First Edition, First Issue.
[10], 290pp, cxxix, [1]. With half-title and engraved portrait frontispiece. Contemporary tree calf, contrasting green morocco lettering-piece, gilt. Slightly rubbed, joints cracked. First state, with p.288 reading 'END OF CANTO SIXTH'
Price
£ 350.00
SEWELL, Mary. Poems by Mrs. G. Sewell, Relict of the late Rev. Geo. Sewell, Rector of Byfleet, Surrey. Printed and Sold by R. Wetton and Sons.. 1803. First Edition.
[8], v, [3], xxviii, [4], 265pp, [1]. Contemporary half russia over marbled boards, spine richly gilt. Marbled endpapers. Slightly rubbed, joints cracked, small chip to head of spine.
Price
£ 200.00